Thursday, 11 January 2018

Roses in December


Hi all,
Another quick post as still in the 'Wedding Mode'!!

We made the roses to go on the wedding cake today.
They are cascading down from the top tier to the bottom.
I will take some pictures when everything is finished.

I made this card just after Christmas.

I do love the Altenew stamps but I haven't got enough inks
in shades to go together.

Just found a bit of time to play again!



A close up of the colours.


Hope you are all keeping warm, if you live here. 
For those in warmer climates, keep cool!!

Would love to see your messages, as they always
make me smile. So thank you in advance.

Big hugs,
Carol
xxxx

Monday, 8 January 2018

I'm back!!

Hi to all my lovely followers and a Happy New Year to you all.

I am sorry I haven't been around for a few days but
I have been rather busy. I had a few orders for 
big items, that take rather a lot of time to put together. 
I just have 2 left to finish.

I am also helping my friend with her wedding arrangements.
I made her invitations and now I am doing
the flower arrangements for all the tables.

 I managed to have a little play and made this card.
A very quick one for stock. 

Sorry it's a bit dark but was a very grey day when I took it.
My photo programme didn't lighten it up as much as I thought it would.


Thank you for visiting and leaving your lovely messages.

If it as cold where you are as it is here, 3 degrees today!!
Unlike Sydney yesterday, 47 degrees!!

Don't miss out on HALF PRICE 
bargains at

Big hugs,
Carol 
xxxx

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Craft Barn Winter Sale


Winter Sale starts
Monday 1st January 2018
Grab a bargain or 2!!

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We are committed to providing the best, most up to date craft supplies at great prices, coupled with first class service. We are constantly adding new products to our range of craft supplies so be sure to add us to your browser favourites so you can pop back and see us.
Check it out or miss out!!

Happy New Year
and hope you have a brilliant 2018

Hugs,
Carol
xxxx


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,

Carol
xxxx

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 4.pm. 
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,
Carol
xxxx

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,
Carol 
xxxx



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
Carol 
xxxx

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!
Carol 


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,

Carol
xxxx


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,
Carol
xxxx

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