Sunday, 26 March 2017

Wedding Time

Just a quick post, or this will sit in 'Draft'
and get forgotten!!

The Lili of the Valley image 
Coloured with Copics for a change.

I chose the colours from the ribbon, as I just love
the dusky pink colour.

The Easel stop is stamped with Versamark clear 
embossing ink and embossed with silver
detail embossing powder.
The sentiment was a freebie with a magazine.


The paper was from a pack from The Works.
They have 12" x 12" pads, 24 double sided card
for £3!!! Works out at 12p a sheet!


I have got an exciting end to this month but 
can't say what it is yet.
So make sure you pop back on Friday!!

We will also have the next Winter Wonderland 
challenge on that day too.
All happening on Friday!!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Thanks for stopping and just love 
reading the lovely messages you leave.

Big hugs
Carol
xxxx


Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Pretty and Purple

Firstly, I must thank all of you that left me
amazing messages on my last post.
I was blown away.

I have been having a nightmare with blogger today.
Louise, also on the Winter Wonderland DT had the same 
problem last week and still has it.
You bring up the box to upload photos to put on your blog.
That works, at least you can get the photos in the box.
You then click on them and then click Add Selected.and then
.....................Nothing happens!!!
I did notice, that in the top right corner of the box,
there should be one small 'X' but just above it there is a big 'X' too.

All this happened on our main computer.
I thought I was wasting my time but I tried to upload on my Laptop.
DaaDah.....it worked!!! Only 1 'x' in the box!!!!
WHY?!!!!! Who knows!!

So I have now got my adorable All Dressed Up Flower Fairy
on my blog.
She is one of the cutest fairies I have and I have a lot!!


Coloured with Distress Inks and Marvy Le Plume pens.
Plenty of Stickles


I am going to enter her in the ADU challenge.

So thank you for popping in again and hope you like or 
even love my precious fairy.

Anything goes but must use an ADU image
There are free images if you don't have one.

Big hugs,
Carol
xxxxxx

Friday, 3 March 2017

Winter Wonderland Challenge

Morning all and welcome to our new challenge at
Winter Wonderland.
Our host for this challenge is the very talented
Judith.

The theme for this challenge is
Use Ribbon or Lace.
Don't forget.... Christmas Cards Only!!

I used ribbon on my DT card and used a Christmas
ribbon from Crafty Ribbons.

The image is an All Dressed Up image.
I really love their images and some, they very generously 
give away free.....Yes ..Free!!

I have coloured her with my usual Distress Inks.
With a touch of Stickles....everywhere!



I am so pleased you can actually see the Stickles on her wings.
In fact you can see it everywhere!!
Don't know how I managed to get it all sparkling!!



Crafty Ribbons is our Sponsor for this challenge.
The prize is a very generous £10 voucher to the winner.


I am looking forward to seeing your Christmas cards
and me and our Teamies will be visiting 
your blogs. 
We will leave you a message so you know we have been.

So get your Christmas cards started and you could
also win a gorgeous prize.

I am also going to enter this card into
All Dressed Up Challenge - Anything Goes
(must use a ADU image) 

Thanks for stopping by and I love reading your lovely
messages. You know I will always visit
your blogs and leave you a message too.

Hugs,
Carol 
xxxx


Friday, 17 February 2017

Winter Wonderland Challenge Tribute

Hi everyone, 
this is a very special Challenge, here at Winter Wonderland.

Both teams are coming together for a tribute challenge,
 for the lovely lady, Eileen, who owned this challenge blog.
As you may know from a previous post, Eileen sadly passed away.
She will be truly missed by all of us and her family.

We as a team, have come together, with the lovely Helen taking the reins,
along with a few team members as a back up, 
to keep Winter Wonderland challenge running.
It shows the strength of our team. Go Girls!!!!

So the theme for this challenge is
Anything goes - Christmas.

I have used a Woodware stamp I bought a couple of years ago,
 at The Craft Barn. I had only used it once last Christmas.
I really enjoyed making this card and will now make a few
more with this stamp for next Christmas!


The centre tree is 3D and have coloured it with Copics.
You can also use this stamp up the other way as Baubles.


We have a brilliant Sponsor for our challenge this fortnight.
They are LC Designs. 

The prize is a very generous Three Free Digis. 

I know Steve who is the owner of the business along with his wife Gill.
Many years ago, he used to come to our Extravaganza weekends
at The Craft Barn, where I was a Tutor and Demonstrator. 
He is now on TV on Hochanda. Next show is 20th March.
I also had the pleasure of being on his design team.

So we are looking forward to seeing your masterpieces.
You have until the 2nd March to enter.
We will leave a message on your blog so you know we have been!

Good Luck.
Hugs,
Carol
xxxx



Saturday, 11 February 2017

Oval not Square!

Black and white again....I know,
but I made this before the clock!!
My friend saw it half made on my desk and asked me if  I had a 
clock made like the box. 
So I made her one to take home!!


The flowers are the same Honey Doo stamps and had been 
Triple Embossed with Utee. 
The butterflies are an old Spellbinders die.


Hope you are not too bored but cards will be back next.
I am remaking old cards not sold into new ones!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks for 
taking the time to leave me a message.
They are the best thing about blogging!
A guaranteed smile maker.

Big hugs,

Carol
xxxxx

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

It's Time!

Another quick post!

Just to show that I have been busy!!
I had a friend here for a few days and she saw a box I was constructing.
She said she would love a clock like the box.
So I made this one for her!

She cut out the butterflies for me, using my Nestabilities dies. 
So she can say she helped in the making of it!Lol!!

She didn't see it finished until this morning. 
Fortunately she loved it!

The flowers I used are Honey Doo Crafts - Little Lilies and Leaves stamps.
Brilliant stamps and I have quite a few of them.
I just stamped them and then glazed them with Versamark Ink
and Ultra Thick Embossing powder. Each flower had 3 coats.
They now look more like Porcelain.


Another grey day here in Suffolk, so picture not brilliant.

My friend is on her 3 hour drive home as I am writing this.

We are waiting for a call from another friend, who
we took to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital last week.
We have to pick him up and take him home to Beccles,
hopefully this afternoon.

The hospital is enormous, so hope we can find him.
The queue to get into the hospital when we left before, was
over a mile long!!  It's takes an hour to get there, 
so don't want to sit in a queue too!!

Thanks for visiting my blog and thank you for your
lovely messages you leave.
They always make me smile.

Hugs,
Carol
xxxxx


Monday, 6 February 2017

Flower Box

Firstly I must welcome my new followers Kelly and Ann.
I hope you enjoy what you see.

Just a quick post, as a friend from West Sussex is
on her way up to us in Suffolk. She is coming to get 
her hair cut and coloured and to see us of course.
She will be staying a few days, so will not be around on
here, other than late at night.

This is a box I made for my Craft Faryes stock.
All bought flowers from Hobbycraft and the
ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons.
The butterfly was a free Die on a magazine.

The background is done with Distress Inks.


Have a lovely week.
Hugs,
Carol
xxxx

Monday, 30 January 2017

A Lovely Lady Now With The Angels

It is a very sad day, as we lost a lovely lady to the Angels.

Eileen was the co-ordinater of the Winter Wonder Challenge Blog.
As I said in a previous post, she was in hospital and was
very poorly. We then heard that she had improved.
Unfortunately, on Sunday morning she took a turn
for the worse and sadly passed away.


She was not just a lovely lady and an amazing, very talented lady.
Her cards were truly wonderful pieces of art.
Her colouring skills were truly stunning.

Her humour was wonderful and had some really
funny emails from her. Will certainly miss them. 

She will be greatly missed and our prayers and 
thoughts are with her family and friends.

RIP Eileen
 and I was very lucky to have known you as a friend.

Big hugs,
Carol

Friday, 20 January 2017

Winter Wonderland Challenge 2017

Well we finally got organised and thank you 
for your patience.

The Winter Wonderland Challenge will run for 1 month 
and The lovely Kath has donated a 
surprise prize for the winner.

No Christmas card needed this time!
Don't forget, you can have up to 3 entries.

The theme is 
Spring Fever
Flowers, Sunshine or/and Romance

As you can see I opted for the flowers. To colour,
I used my Marvy Le Plumme watercolour pens.

I found the paper with spring words on, in my stash!
Goodness knows where they came from.



The photos were taken on the day it snowed, so the light was rubbish!


Thank you so much for your support in keeping this brilliant 
Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog going.

My fellow Teamies are such lovely people.
We have all just got together 
and sorted it out how we were going to do this.

I am looking forward to popping over to your
blogs and to see your gorgeous entries.
We will leave a message to let you know we have been.

So I am Shouting out 'Thank you' to everyone 
who supports us!!

Big hugs,

Carol
xxxx

Friday, 13 January 2017

Hats Off!!

A bit late but Happy New Year.

I really must thank you for all your lovely messages
you left on my Dollhouse post.
I was quite moved by your comments.

I have now decided to make a few things to take to my Craft Fairs.
As someone pointed out, that there a lot of people with houses
 and not many places that you can see and buy pieces for them.

So I started with sets of hat, parasol and hat box.


The 50p coin is just so you can see the size.
Everything is made to 12th scale.
Hubby thought the hat boxes were too big, until
I put a hat in one. He has no idea of the real life size of them.
They can be huge, depending on the hat.



The two boxes tied with cord are boxes of Greetings Cards.
They are folded as a RL card and I have made envelopes for 
them that they fit into.


I have bought some Fimo to make other things like food
 bowls and ornaments.
I have also started to knit a full layette for a baby girl.
I have done the dress, just got to sew it together 
and to add the tiny button.

The knitting needles are 2mm thick and the thread
 is like strong sewing cotton thickness.
It's a bit fiddly doing the lace pattern around the bottom 
of the dress and coat. The hat is even harder, 
as the lace pattern is around the brim.
As for the pants and booties!!! 

They are to fit a 1 1/2" - 2" baby doll.
I hope to finish the set by the end of next week.
I am only doing it in the evenings, 
watching TV for a couple of hours.

News Update on Winter Wonderland Challenge.
Unfortunately the lady who is the Co-ordinator
is in Hospital at the moment.

We are trying to arrange with the Sponsor
 of the last challenge, to get the winning prize to the winner.

We are also getting another challenge put together
 for next week.
So please pop into the Winter Wonderland 
blog and join in the fun next week. 

I will post a note here when it is ready.
Thank you for your patience.

Have a lovely weekend and thanks for stopping by.

I love reading your messages 
and only if you let me know you have been,
I will pop into your blog and message you too.

Big hugs,
Carol 
xxxxxx