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.

Hugs,
Carol
xxxx






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,
Carol
xxxx





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.
Hugs,
Carol
xxxx

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,
Carol
xxxxx

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
Carol 
xxxxx




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 one.....my 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,
Carol
xxxx



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,
Carol 
xxxx


Friday, 18 August 2017

Wet or Dry!!

Did you know that Christmas is only 18 weeks away!!!!
Sorry!!!!.................But I just had to say it out loud!!

Thank goodness for being on the Winter Wonderland DT.
It means I make Christmas cards all year through.
I got my box of Christmas cards out a few days ago and 
was surprised just how many I have but also how
many I still need to make!

Our new challenge, here at Winter Wonderland
starts today for 2 weeks.
As you can enter up to 3 cards, Christmas ONLY, 
it will be good to get you started.

Kath is the host for this challenge
and she chose the theme which is:

Wet OR Dry Embossing

For my card I chose to do Dry Embossing.

The DIGI image, I was given from our generous Sponsor
You can find it here.

It is called Christmas Candle
 and includes 2 sentiment images.
I coloured both with Copics Pens.


For the sentiment I used 3 shades of red, 
to make it look more shaded.


I have added Stickles and Glossy Accents to the candle
flame and on the holly berries.

On the embossed berries, I used a red Sakura Stardust Pen.



Our very generous Sponsor, Stamping Studio,
is giving the winner one image from each artist!!
Pop over to their shop and see their stunning images.


Well it's now up to you to get making!!

I am looking forward to visiting your blogs,
to see your gorgeous entries.
Please remember
CHRISTMAS CARDS ONLY 
will be entered into the challenge.

Thank you for stopping by and as you know,
I love reading your lovely messages.

Big hugs,
Carol
xxxx


Friday, 11 August 2017

By The Seaside

I wanted to make some different things for my Craft Faye stall.
So I thought I'd have a go using a box frame.
I did my shabby chic techie on it, as it was dark brown.

Whoops!!
Just noticed, because of the glass, you can see on the left 
of the pictures, the outline of my hand and head!!

I used water colour card for the background and painted 
the scene with Distress Inks.


I used some white acrylic paint for the spray.
Sticks and moss from my stash and shells from Spain.
The anchor was a free die from a magazine, as was the rope stamp.


I made one of these a couple of weeks ago.
I took it to my monthly Craft Fayre at The Cliff Hotel
and sold it!!
I hadn't even taken a picture of it!
So I thought I would make another one.
I only bought 2 frames, so this will be my last one for now.
Really enjoyed making it for a change.

Thanks for stopping by and the sun has come today.
Yippee!! Beautiful clear blue sky and no wind....weather wind!!

Would love a message from you, so I know you have been.
Then I will have a link to your blog too.

Big hugs,
Carol
xxxx


Saturday, 5 August 2017

Winter or Summer?

Firstly I must welcome my new follower Doreen and thank you for
taking the time to join me. 
I hope you will let me know when you visit my little blog and I
could not find your blog. So would love you to leave me a link.

A couple of weeks ago at a local Craft Fayre, a lady bought
everything 'Poppy' related that I had on my stall! 
A clock, 2 candles and a notebook!
So I thought I should make more, different poppy things.

These were my first items and they are MDF plaques.
The left one I painted onto water colour paper and then stuck it to
the plaque. On the one on the right,
I created a crackle effect direct onto the plaque
and then painted the poppies with Acrylic paints.

I did another Craft Fayre on Tuesday and sold the one on the left!!

So guess what I am doing at the moment?..........Ermmmmm!


Now this is where the Winter or Summer comes into my post!

Below is a photo I took last week in my garden.
Not very exciting you might think!!

The flowers in the front is a Hellebore,
'So what'!  I hear you say! 
It is a Winter flowering plant.......Not a Summer flowering plant.

It usually shows it's face in February/March, which is when it did flower. 

I thought I was seeing things, when I saw the bud first. 
The flowers in the photo are now fully open and yet more buds are now there too!!

I would love to know if anyone else have this in their garden.


Thanks for popping by and would love you to leave me a message
so I know you have been.

Hugs,

Carol
xxxx