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Friday, 31 August 2018

Winter Wonderland Challenge

Hi everyone.
We, The Icicles Team, of Winter Wonderland challenge
are back from a short break, 
with our new challenge starting today.

Our host is Marie and the theme she has chosen is

Christmas Joy.

I have used Christmas Birds Trio for my DT card.
It's a brilliant set of stamps with various options,
from our generous Sponsor,

I really enjoyed colouring it with Copics pens.
I added a bit of glitter to their hats,
using a Spectrum Noir Glitter pen.
I also added some Fluffy Stuff, mixed with 
glitter to their hats

Our Sponsor for this challenge is:

So if you want more inspiration, pop over to the 
Winter Wonderland blog and see the fabulous
cards for the rest of the Icicles Team.

Christmas is not that far away!!
So a good idea to get started on your Christmas makes!!

You have 2 weeks to get your entries onto
our challenge and have a chance to win a great prize.

Thanks for stopping by and good luck 
with you entry.

Big hugs,

Friday, 24 August 2018

That's A Bunny!!

Surprise!! Yes another post!!

What is going on with me!! I only finished
making this yesterday, Thursday!

I made the bunny with my Hearty Clay.
I thought it could be a 'Tooth Fairy' box,
for a girl or boy. Hence the colours.

Well that's it for now.
Off to Tesco for the weekly shop.

Have a lovely weekend, whatever you do.

A big Thank You, to all of my lovely followers
that took the time, to not only visit my blog, 
but to leave a lovely message too.

Big Hugs,

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

A Fairy Door - Now A House!!

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my last post.
They always make me smile.

This is another of my projects, that took quite a while to do. 
I knew I wanted to make it a bit different from the
plain Fairy Door it was when I bought it.

Also, if it's a Fairy Door, I wanted the children to 
see Fairies when they opened the door.

So firstly I removed the point on the top of the frame
and also the lock, as it was a bit chunky for me.

I painted the door and covered the frame with my Driftwood.
Finding the pieces of Driftwood that fitted together and 
getting that right, took me ages!

I added a Lily of the Valley Fairy on a toadstool,
 on the outside, stamped and painted on Watercolour paper. 
And just a few tiny butterflies!!
Oh!! And a few flowers and foliage. 

I also made a box that was the shape of the frame
and deep enough to put some fairies into it.

So when the door is opened, there are three fairies inside.

I had great fun making this, even though it wasn't easy to do.
I hope it doesn't sell too quick, as I don't think 
I will make another one!

The pictures are a bit rubbish, as it was a bit gloomy 
when I took them.

Thanks again for taking time to visit my little blog.
Your messages are always treasured.

Big Hugs,

Friday, 17 August 2018

To The Beach!!

It's me again, here is another posting!!
I know a bit of a shock!!

I generally don't post all of my makes, as I don't want them copied.
So I finished making this last Wednesday
and took the plunge to post it.

I used two kits of boxes from Tando,
that I had to put together with a bit of glue. 
Then came the job of
deciding how I was going to decorate them!
I needed to, before I glued them all together. 

I wanted to make a clock in one of the bigger boxes,
which was only 10.3cm x 7cm. 
The surfboard I made from a piece of Balsa wood. 

The shells we collected on our Spanish holidays,
many moons ago!
The Beach Hut, was a Paper Artsy set of nautical stamps,
that I bought from The Craft Barn.

The Beach scene, I painted with Distress Inks onto 
The Langton Water colour 300gsm paper. 
Just added a bit of fencing, moss and boulders (beads!). 

The boat in the small box, was a Hobby Art stamp set.
I stamped it twice and decoupaged the body of the boat.
The background was just done with Copics 
and a bit of dusting with chalks. 

The Seahorse was a free die on a magazine and the To The Beach
sign, I made from another piece of Balsa Wood

I then framed the whole thing with Drift Wood, that I collected 
from a beach. I had to treat it before I could use it.
That process took 3 weeks to sanitise it!!

Well I hope you like it.
I don't have any craft fairs for a few weeks, so it will
have to wait to see if it will sell!

I still have a few more projects to post!!

So thanks for stopping by and to those who left a message,
on my last couple of posts, a big thank you.

Big hugs

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Another One Took Flightt!!

I know a bit of a shock!!
Another posting in 2 weeks!!

I have plenty in 'Draft' and still not posted.

Another one that I sold at the last Craft Fayre.
It's first outing and it went in the afternoon.

It was quite a big heart and I used mainly dies.
I did create the sky and the rainbow with inks though!

I cut the castle 3 times and made it a 
bit more 3D. Also did the same with the clouds.

The unicorn was backed with glitter card 
and then 3D over the already 3D clouds. 

I must admit, I don't really get the 'Unicorn' thing!!
I love horses but at least when the Unicorn thing
cools down, I can cut the horn off and
I then still have a pretty horse die to use.

So there we are, another posting.

Thanks for stopping by. I loved reading
the messages you have left me on my posts.
So a big 'Thank You' to you all.

Big hugs,

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Fold Back

Two posts in one week!!!

The trio frames hanger in my last post,
was the first item I sold at the Craft Fayre!!
I hadn't even hung it on my stand and
one of the stall holders came to say 'hello',
saw it and said I want that and she did!!

I just found this one in Draft!!
Just a 'stock' card.

Had a play around with dies, gems, embossing folders
and a bit of DI.

Nice to get a bit of playtime!!

I have a few other things, some made
and some still in my head!!

I may even have some time to do a page or 2,
for my scrapbook. 
I haven't done a single page this year!!

As it is a 'family' scrapbook, each page 
has a number of photos to tell the story.
It's a lot more difficult than I thought it would be.
Especially finding the right words
to put down on paper.

It will be done!

Thanks for visiting and thank you
for your lovely messages on my last post.


Sunday, 5 August 2018


Hi everyone,
Hope you had a good weekend.

We went to the beach on Friday afternoon and I even went for a paddle!
It was lovely and not too hot, as it was around 4pm. 

I made this hanger, for the Craft Fayre stall that I am doing, on 
next Tuesday at The Cliff Hotel, Gorleston.

I do like making things like this, as it makes a change
from cards and clocks!!

The shells are real shells. 
The Sea Gulls are stamps and I cut them out.
The bucket and spade and bunting, I made from clay.
The seahorse is a die and cut from card
I had made with Distress Oxide inks.
The boat and beach hut were stamps.

Thanks for visiting and thank you for leaving
me your lovely messages. 
They are all read and treasured. 

Big hugs,