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,

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
will be entered into the challenge.

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

Big hugs,