Thursday, 8 December 2016


A simple card, as I am making my own cards now
to send out to friends.
There is not time to stamp and hand colour all of  them.
So this is a precoloured topper from a magazine.

This is my DT card, for the last but one
Crafty Ribbons challenge before Christmas.

I have used the brilliant 

This one is in the Christmas Doodle range.
I can't tell you how many cards I have made using the ribbons.

Saves stamping and die cutting sentiments.
Also looks lovely too.

The theme this week is 
Christmas With Ribbon.

The amazing prize is........
A Fab £10 Voucher 
to spend in the  Crafty Ribbons Shop!!

Make sure you have plenty of time when you visit the shop!!
I can guarantee you will be amazed at the 
beautiful ribbons and lace there for you to enjoy.
Also, a lot of the ribbons are totally exclusive.

I look forward to seeing your brilliant entries.
So good luck and enjoy.

Please remember to have ribbon on your entry 
to qualify for the draw.


Carol xxxx

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Crafty Ribbons Challenge

Welcome all, I have the pleasure of being your host 

The theme for this week is 

The prize is A £10 voucher.
to spend in the Crafty Ribbons  Store.

I love these ribbons so much, I couldn't decide which to use.
So the answer was to come up with a design
so I can use a few!!

As always, it looks much better in real life.

Over to you now and get making a Christmas card.
If you need some inspiration, pop over to the Crafty Ribbons blog
and see the fab samples from my DT Teamies.


If we cannot see it, you will not be entered into the draw.

Good luck.


Carol xxxx

Monday, 21 November 2016

Deck The Halls.....Or Your Windowsill!!

Just a little something that I threw together.
I say little but it's about 2 feet long!

Somebody called Marianne visited my stall on Saturday
and she seemed to rather like this decoration!! Hee! Hee!

I think the description 'Mixed Media' really suits this.
It's got a bit of everything on it!

I am not too bothered if it doesn't sell, 
as I have just the place for it.
I've got some of those tiny lights that I will thread through it.

I've just noticed in the pic the tree on the right looks 
wonky. It isn't, it's the angle the camera was seeing.

If you click on the picture you will see it better.

Well back to my desk, as I have a few more snowmen to paint.

I am making replacements of the things I sold last Saturday.
I have a stall in a very old church on Saturday.
Then on Sunday I have a stall at the Cliff Hotel in Gorleston.

Thanks for popping in and leaving your lovely messages.
I appreciate every one of them.

Carol xxxx

Friday, 18 November 2016

Winter Wonderland Challenge

We have another challenge here at Winter Wonderland, for 2 weeks.

The lovely Louise is our host and the themes chosen are

First choice - Poinsettias
Second choice - Snow is Falling

As you can see I chose Poinsettia.

I actually liked the way this one turned out!
The birdcage I bought from Anna Marie at Ally Pally,
about 2 years ago!!
I finally used one of the pack. I backed it with vellum, 
that I must have had for at least 12 years!!

The ribbon is fabulous. 
It's burgundy velvet with a wired gold edge.

I bought it from a stallholder at the Craft Fair I do
at The Cliff Hotel in Gorleston, Suffolk.

The poinsettia is a die from??? 
Cut from a scrap of gold pearlescent card.

Our generous Sponsor this challenge is 

With 3 Digis for the winner.

So get crafting and join in the fun.
Don't forget

I must welcome my new follower, Doris.
Thank you for joining me and I hope to see you again soon.

Looking forward to visiting you soon and 
leaving a note, so you know I have been.


Thursday, 10 November 2016

Crafty Ribbons Challenge

It's our lovely Carole hosting our new challenge at Crafty Ribbons.

The theme she has chosen is
Flowers and Pearls.
As always, a great prize for the winner.

Don't forget that you must include a ribbon or lace
on your entry. If not, you cannot be entered into the prize draw.

For my DT card I used some Altenew stamps 
that were free with a magazine.
I added my pearls and also my favourite
Crafty Ribbons lace.....Love it!!!
You can find it here.

Good luck and I am looking forward to visiting your blogs
and I will leave you a message, so you know I have been.

Carol xx

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

The First Noel!

Another Christmas make for my stall.

Well it was but I sold it last Sunday! Then got an order for one.
So I think I will make 2 this time.
They won't look the same, just similar.

The picture is a bit rubbish. When I took the photo,
the weather was awful. 

I actually had the best sales last weekend, 
that I have had since we moved up here.
 Well pleased.

I now have a couple of weeks to replenish my stock.

Thanks for stopping by and I really love reading your messages.

Big hugs,
Carol xxxx

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Animal Magic

Our host for this challenge is my friend and fellow Teamie

The theme is 'Animals Magic'.
But please remember you must have a piece of any 
ribbon or lace on your entry.

If not, you will not entered be into the prize draw, to 
win a £10 voucher to spend in the Crafty Ribbons shop.

The Crafty Ribbon I used is 

The stamps I used are Indigo Blue - Winterland Wood set,
and heat embossed with Wow White Embossing Powder.

The line of Snowflakes is an embossing folder.
After embossing the card, I used a Versamark pen
on the raised area and then used the Wow Embossing powder.

I have had these pens for so many years, I wondered if they 
would work. They have just been in a drawer. 

I'm looking forward to seeing your lovely entries 
and leaving you a message so you know I have been.

Good luck.
Carol xxxx

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Snowy Christmas

Christmas has certainly taken over my craft room!!

I am enjoying making these hangers for my stall. 
I just like to have something different.
I painted the scene and added Anna Marie small Skinny Trees
and of course one of her deer.

The ribbon is a Christmas Text Ribbon from Crafty Ribbons.
You will be amazed at their beautiful Christmas ribbons.
Pop over HERE 

Hopefully someone will like it enough to buy it!!

I have 8 Craft Fairs to do within 4 weeks, so will
keep my fingers crossed!

Thanks for stopping by and your lovely messages
 you leave me, they always make me smile.

Carol xxxx

Friday, 21 October 2016

Winter Wonderland Challenge

 The theme for this fortnight challenge, here at Winter Wonderland
has been chosen by our lovely Teamie, Marie.

You have a choice of two themes which are,

Frosty (Either cold colours like blues, icy or snowmen)
Well Wrapped Up 

We have 2 sponsors for this fortnight challenge,
both with great prizes for you to win.

Firstly, Marianne Designs.
They are giving you a Special Prize!

Then we have have Bugaboo Digi Stamps.
Their prize is 7 Digi images!!

I'm afraid the photos are not very good, as it has been 
raining so much and very dark days.
I lightened it as much as I could with my photo program.

I have chosen Frosty - Snowmen.

For my DT project I made this 'Snow' wall hanger.
The snowmen are Lili Of The Valley stamps, coloured
with Distress Inks. 

I coated the letters with a home made paste.
The snowmen have been cut out and 3D onto the letters
after they had dried out.

I die cut loads of snowflakes of various sizes and designs. 
I then coated them with glitter.

I also added die cut sentiments.

I finally added glitter onto the paste.

Now it's over to you to choose which theme you wish to follow 
and make your beautiful cards and enter them into our challenge.
Then we can visit your blog and leave you a comment
so you know we have been.

Good luck and don't forget, you have to be in it to win it!!



Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Christmas Makes

The week before last I did 3 Craft Fairs.
I sold so much, that I have hardly been out of my craft room since!!
I have also got a few orders for large projects to do.

Here are just a few 'Smalls' for my Christmas Craft Fairs.

On all of the boxes I have used the gorgeous text ribbons

On this little one, I also used their 'Holly Ribbon'.

There is a link to Crafty Ribbons HERE and 
at the top and the bottom of this post.

The next 4 boxes I made from scratch and also added a gift in each.
I sold 3 of the boxes below!

I had some wooden coasters I made with my Brother-in-law.
So just to use them up, I painted a winter scene and added  a
clay snowman I made and die cut trees.

I used the Crafty Ribbon around the edge and as the hanger.

I hope this gives you some ideas to use text ribbon.

They also have some amazing and beautiful ribbons. 
All at very reasonable prices. Some are exclusive, so will 
make your projects very different.
Check them out HERE.

You can also win some on their challenge blog.
HERE is the link to the blog.

Don't forget, you have to be in it to win it!!

I will post a couple of bigger makes soon.
Thanks for stopping by and I love 
reading your messages.