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Sunday, 24 December 2017

Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas
To all my friends
and family.
I hope you all enjoy the holiday
and look forward to
a great 2018

Big hugs,


Friday, 8 December 2017

Winter Wonderland Last Challenge For 2017

Well here we are, Christmas is very close now. 

Just had both my children's Birthdays, there are 4 days between them!
Well, 3 years and 4 days!!!

I did my last Craft Fayre on Tuesday and again broke all my 
sales records. It was non stop from 10am to around 2.30.
Then it did slow down a bit until 
I took 4 empty boxes home! 

Now I must finish making my Christmas cards! 

Today is the first day of our last 2017 challenges, here at
Winter Wonderland.

The theme is 
Anything Goes,as long as it's Christmas cards.

I chose this image from our generous sponsor 
She is called, Chloe With Reindeer

I so enjoyed colouring this cute image with my Copics Pens.
You can buy her ready coloured in pink.
So I decided to keep her in the pink, as it really suited her. 

As for Rudolph, he was again coloured with Copics.
I added some Glossy Accent onto his red nose.

The snowflakes were cut with some dies I bought from The Works
and some that were free with a magazine. 

On her hat, coat and scarf, I used American Writer dries
white 3D glue and sprinkled on a mixture of  Flock with 
ultra fine glitter onto the glue.

For this challenge, we have both Design Teams cards
for inspiration. You will have 4 weeks  to make your cards
and have the chance of winning a lovely prize.
A great start for the New Year.

From Our fab Sponsor, Pink Gem Designs,
the winner will have a choice of 2 single Digis or 
2 card Topper Kits, or 1 of each.

So we are looking forward to seeing all your
lovely Christmas cards and we will be leaving you a message
so you know we have been there!

Big hugs,

Friday, 10 November 2017

Tag You're It Challenge!

A new challenge at Winter Wonderland starts today.

The theme chosen by our lovely host Helen, is
Tag You're It!!

This means that you can create a tag and as I have
as a sentiment and put it on a card. 
Or just create a stand alone tag, 
or even a tag as a topper on a card.
As long as it's a Christmas card only, to go in the draw.

I have used a free gift stamp and die set, 
from Simply Cards and Papercraft.

It's actually a Hunkydory set.

One of the free dies was a tag! The sentiment was with it too.
I used an old tag die I have and cut that in gold Mirri,
just to make the tag more prominent.

I coloured the image with Derwent Inktense 
Water Colour Pencils on Water Colour 300gsm card.
I added Stickles on the Berries, baubles and ribbon. 
Sorry the photo doesn't show any of it!!

Our Sponsor for this 2 week challenge is,
and for the winner, they are giving you a £10 voucher!!
You will spend it very easily in their fab shop!

So get making your Christmas card to enter
our challenge. You can make up to 3 entries
and they must have a 'Tag' somewhere on them.

The Challenge ends on Thursday 30th November
at 5.30 pm.

I am looking forward to seeing your gorgeous cards.
We will visit your blogs and leave you a message.
so you know we have been.

Big hugs,

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Sweet Pea!

Just a bit of Housework first.
No not a duster in sight!!

If any of my visitors would like to join us at the 
Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog,
we are looking for new members to join our Design Teams.
Pop over to the blog HERE
and you will see all the info for you. 

Sorry I haven't posted for a while but I have been sitting
at my desk, making stock for the Craft Fairs that are coming up..

It was brilliant a couple of weeks ago, breaking all records for my
sales, for all the many years I have been doing them. 
But then I have to make more very quickly, at this time of year
as the fairs are very close together.

This card I made in September, for my lovely friend Marianne.
I bought the stamp at Thetford craft fair.

She is so cute and love this Stamping Bella range. 

It has to be a very quick post as it's just passed midnight
and I have a couple of things to finish, before I go to bed.
Another 2am night!!

Thank you for taking time to visit me and leaving
me such lovely messages.

Big hugs

Friday, 13 October 2017

Winter Wonderland Challenge

If you have been trying to get on 
our Winter Wonderland new
challenge today, we had a problem
with blogger.
I have now managed to get the post
back and it's working.
Thanks to Helen!

Today we have a new challenge at Winter Wonderland.

I am the host for this challenge and I chose the theme as
Christmas Flowers.

It would be a good time to join us and
a great incentive to get you started on making your 
Christmas cards. Especially if you have been putting it off!

The challenge lasts for 2 weeks, so plenty of time to enter.
The closing date is Thursday 26th October at 5pm.

You can enter 3 cards but to go into the draw they must
be Christmas cards only and have Christmas Flowers, 
somewhere in your design.

Our Sponsor for this challenge is 
Little Claire Designs and they very kindly gave us
a couple of Digis to use.

I chose Christmas Candle and it can be seen Here

I coloured it with Copics for a change.
It was very easy and enjoyable to colour.

A little bit of Stickles of course!

The prize for the winner, from our very generous 
3 Digis of your choice!

If you would like even more inspiration, pop over to 
see my Icicles Teamies at the Winter Wonderland blog

Thank you for visiting my little corner, in the beautiful
County of Suffolk. 
The sun is shining as I am writing this, so it will have
to be a walk on the beach this afternoon!

Thank you for the lovely messages on my last post.
I appreciate them all so very much.

Big hugs,


Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Robin Redbreast!!

I bought a few LOTV new Christmas stamps but 
only have had the time to use one!
The three days of Craft Fayres I have done over the last week 
have been madness!!!

I have to now make more stock for the next 
Fayres, on 21st and 22nd of this month.
They are at Cherry Lane Garden Centre in Fritton, Norfolk.
Fortunatley, just a 10 minute drive from home.

So back to my card! 
This was my favourite stamp and just had to 
make time to use it!!

I coloured it with my Distress Inks. 
I love Robins and he is so super cute!!

Well, thanks for finding the time to pop in and for
leaving a lovely message!! I hope!!

Big hugs,

Friday, 15 September 2017

Winter Wonderland Challenge - Wrap It!

We have a new challenge here at Winter Wonderland
starting today.
Our host for this challenge is the talented Marie
and she  has chosen the theme of
Wrap It!!.

It has to be Christmas cards only and have to be 
designed according to the theme.

It could be wrapped up presents or as I have chosen,
a girl wearing winter clothes.....wrapped up warm!!

Our sponsor for this challenge is
Sasayaki Glitter
I have used their Digi called
Winter Peggy.
You can find her Here

The prize is a Digi image of your choice from their store.

You can have 3 entries in the challenge and you have
2 weeks to get them on our blog at Winter Wonderland.

It also means that you have 3 more Christmas cards for your stash!! 

So get making and we will pop over to your entries
and leave a message so you know we have been.


Monday, 11 September 2017

From this!!

What a busy week we had last week!! Non stop every day.
Ending on Sunday, meeting friends at Thetford Craft show.
We really enjoyed the day.

One of my friends came up here for my birthday and brought
bags of craft goodies for me. She is a lovely lady and a special friend. 

In one bag, there was mount board pieces she had die cut for me.

I worked out how to put it together and then decided 
what I was going to make it into.

To this!!!

So this is the idea that I had in my head!!
A Fairy House.

A couple of weeks ago, we had been driftwood collecting, 
on the beach that we can walk to from our house.

I had wanted to do something like this.

I enjoyed every minute of the hours it took to finish it!!
I wanted to get the detail right.

I made the fence posts on both sides, with small driftwood bits and 
wired them together.

Just a close up of my working bell and the fence.

For the top roof ridge tile, I made it from a scrap of card.

The roof opens and looks sweet with a battery T light inside. 
I cut the rustic window out and backed it with a piece of acetate.

So now I have finished it, my husband doesn't want me to sell it!

I have got the pieces to make another one, so I will get it made.

My friend Marianne's husband asked me what I was doing 
with driftwood. So Graham, this is it!!

Thanks for visiting my blog and hope to see you again.
Please leave me a message so I know you have been. 

Big hugs,

Friday, 8 September 2017

Santa's Sleigh

Just a quick post today.

The Sleigh sides were given to me from a special friend.
I just made a box to join the sides together.
I drew some trees on some Greyboard.
As I didn't have a mould for the Poinsettia, 
I cut around a die with a scalpel on my clay. 
Added the detail with a cocktail stick.

Another addition for my stall at my next Craft Fayre at 
Cherry Lane Garden Centre, Fritton, near Gt. Yarmouth.
We are there for the weekend, 23rd and 24th this month.

Thanks for popping into my little blog.
Thanks in advance for the lovely comments you leave me.

Have a lovely weekend.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Garden Cards!

These cards are for two friends, that are husband and wife.
Jan's birthday was in August and Mike's is today, 4th September.
Also he is retiring shortly.

Mike loves his shed, so I thought this card was perfect for him!
They even have a cat!

Jan loves her garden and allotment.
You can't see, but the red parts of the Fuchsias 
are 3D, as are a couple of the leaves.

I must thank all of my friends for their lovely birthday wishes.
I was amazed just how many I had.
Also a big thanks to Marianne and Lorraine, for their
beautiful cards they made for me.

As for Kelly in Florida, I really am overwhelmed at the
amazing gifts she sent me and such an adorable card too.
Thank you doesn't seem enough!!

I will post a couple of photos of my party.
Forgot to take many!!

Thanks for visiting and hope you will pop in again.
 Big hugs,

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Homes For Angels

Hi, all my friendly followers and visitors.

I have at last made homes for my Angels!
The first picture is the one I have made to keep for us!!

All the Angels I have made from Hearty and Artista 
Paper Based, Air Dry Clay.

For the trees, I drew a large tree for a template and 
then made different height sizes. 

The large Angel is the one in my last post.
The small ones I made initially for smaller scenes.

As you can see they are a very simple design.

This is one of the first small scenes I made, before 
I even attempted to make the big Angel.

This is a slightly bigger one and thanks to my 
friend Lorraine's partner, Steve, who cut me the base
from their log stock. I have a few more too!!

Because she looked a bit lost on this piece
I found the little Bunny in my stash.
I covered it with Fluffy Stuff and Glitter.

My Craft Room looks very Christmasy at the moment.
Glitter everywhere!! 

Husband's Birthday today, so having a nice meal tonight.
Thanks for visiting and hope you will leave 
me a lovely message so I know you have been.

Big hugs

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

My Angel

 Hello to my crafting friends!
We have glorious sunshine again today....
....Summer has returned!!

I have been playing with my air drying clay.
I thought I would try to sculpt an Angel. 

The detail is a bit hard to see.
She stands 4" (10cm) high.

I really enjoyed making her and I only hope
I can make more. I might try and sell some.

I have wedding stationery to make, so working
flat out at the moment.

We have so many birthdays as well, all in a few weeks.
One friend last Wednesday, so we went out to lunch with him.

Last Saturday we went to another friends' Retirement party.
It was also his wife's birthday on Sunday!
Along with another of my friends, on the same Sunday as well.

Another friend on 23rd August...posted his card!

I have hubby's on the 29th.......must make him a card!!
Then my dreaded 70th!!! On 2nd September. 
Scary number!! I still think I am 45!!

Then the guy that retired, he has his on the 4th September.
 Then 2 friends that are coming to my small
birthday bash, both are a few days after mine!!!

Nearly forgot my sister! Hers is 11th September.

I don't think I have forgotten anyone else!

I had better get back to my desk and 
get these cards made!

Thanks for visiting my little blog.
Really appreciate you making time
to pop in. 

Big hugs,

Monday, 21 August 2017

Cats and Dogs!

I was asked at the last Craft Fair I did, for cards 
with cats and dogs on.
I thought I had plenty but I only had one dog one!

So I quickly made these.
They are mostly using Joanna Sheen  stamps I 
have had for many years.

You can't see my favourite cat one very well.
It's the bottom left.
They are adorable and I don't have any idea
whose stamp it is. In fact I had totally
forgotten I had it!!

Well that's a quick post.
I can now post pictures from my main computer onto
my blog. For months, I could only do it on my laptop.
I only found out on Saturday, so I have no idea when
blogger sorted out the fault.

Thanks for taking time to pop into my blog
and for leaving me a lovely message.
They make me smile!

Big hugs,