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Friday, 27 March 2020

Bits Of Slate......Or Is It?!!!!

I hope you are keeping well and safe, in this 
awful time we are having this year.

It's just surreal and can't wait for it to go away!!

I am trying to do different things, now that I have the time to play!!

I do like the look of slate but a bit pricey for what 
I would do with it. So I thought I could try to make
something to look like slate. So this is what I made!!

The bigger flowers I made with clay and the small roses are from 
Hobbycraft. The cream fillers are from Anna-Marie Designs.

This was the first one I tried to make. The flowers are from Hobbycraft.
They do sell some flowers with tiny beads around the centre
of the flowers. As I have had minute beads, in a few different 
colours for years, I would add some myself!!

Well today, I have finished painting a drawer set, which I keep
my distress inks in. I had one side not finished!!
Don't ask me why, as it was bought over 4 years ago!!!
It was my first purchase in Beccles in Suffolk.

Thank you for stopping by and leaving lovely messages. 
Just what we need at the moment.
Thank you, to you all that left me kind messages on my last post.

Big hugs,
Keep safe,

Monday, 23 March 2020

Took 5 Years!!!

Firstly, I must thank you all for your kind messages,
on my last post here and on my Face Book page. 

Also to welcome Debbie, a new follower and hope you 
like what you see!!

Yes, the title 'Took 5 Years' is correct!!
I started making this wine bottle just over 5 years ago!
I originally covered it with plaster of paris and painted it with 
duck egg blue paint. I then added some embellishments

I covered it with Gesso and job done. 

The problem was, I didn't like it! 
So it sat on my desk for 5 years. I even moved house 4 years ago
and it still sat on my desk!

Until last Saturday!! 
I wanted to do something messy, so picked up the bottle and made 
a start on it. Stripping off all the embellishments.

I made the flowers with clay and sprayed them with 
some bottles of Tattered Angels, a mica and a mix of colours.

I also sprayed the bottle with some of the colours.
I then used on everything, some Cosmic Shimmer Opal Polish and  
Metallic Gilding Polish, which I used my fingers to spread it where I 
wanted it. Very messy but great fun.

The colours are much nicer in real life and the Mica
is gorgeous. 
I am quite pleased with it now!! Lol!!

It's just like the world has been tipped upside down, with 
the Coronavirus and to me it feels surreal. 
I just wished that I could wake up in the 
morning, to find it was just a bad dream!!

At least, here in Suffolk, the sun has been shining for a 
couple of days and the spring flowers are so pretty.

Please stay at home if you can and stay safe. 
We have cancelled our holiday and I am thinking
of cancelling a scan, that I am booked to have on Good Friday.

Big hugs,

Friday, 13 March 2020

Have a Heart!!

Thank you so much for your lovely messages on my last post.
They were very much appreciated. 
Kelly you always make me smile!!

I made this heart this afternoon, to take with me to a Craft Fayre
tomorrow. I just have to put the ribbon on it, to hang it with.

It is the first time I have done this Fayre.
It's in a lovely town, Southwold, in Suffolk and right by the sea. 
The lady running it, asked me if I would like a table there. 
It took me 1 second to say yes please!!!

The white roses were made with airdry clay, by a lovely lady
called Mellie and she has a stall at a Craft Fayre I do, every month.
She is an award winning wedding cake maker.

At the Fayres, she makes and sells miniature animals, mostly bears.
So very cute and I have one on a shelf over my desk.😍

I made the pink rose and the leaves. All out of air dry clay. 

The pink rose was made with three shades of pink. The
darkest in the centre and the lightest on the outside

Off to bed for an early night, as we have to get up at 6am!!

Thank you for your lovely messages, that are well loved
and you know I will visit your blogs too.

Please keep safe and well. 

Big hugs, 

Monday, 9 March 2020

Spot The Cat!!

Spot the cat and not the one at the bottom
corner of the card!!

Just found this card in 'Draft' and now see
why I didn't post it!! Photo was rubbish, as it
was taken on a grey day. So I just went into
my image program and lightened it a bit.

It is a very old stamp and took ages to colour!
I mainly used Copics, with a few Tombows
thrown in!!

I nearly just threw it into the bin, but managed
to finish it!! Phew!!!

Thank you for taking the time, to leave me such lovely
 messages on my last two posts.
You are all so kind. 

I am a bit excited, because I have been asked if I 
would like a table on Saturday 14th March, 
at a Craft Fayre in Southwold town.
Omg!! I have so wanted to get into this town!!

Oh, an update on my nose (saga) problem. Went to see a 
ENT Consultant at our local hospital last Thursday.
He stuck a camera up my nose! Not nice!!
He thought it could be a number of different things. 
Had a blood test as always. If that is ok, I will get a date to 
have a Cat Scan. If nothing shows up on that, 
I will the have to have an MRI Scan.

Having to do a nasal washout 6 times a day and
waiting for my surgery, to process a script for
nose drops, to be used for 8 weeks!!! Ugh!!

On that note, I am going back to my desk,
as I want to do something that came to me,
just before I got out of bed!!
But I must finish the 3 items on my desk, 
that I am still in the 
middle of putting them together. 

Do you have 'light bulb ' thoughts and 
then can't wait to do it?!!

I might have another post, if it works.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. You know I love to
read your lovely messages and then I 
can pop over to your blogs too.

Big hugs,