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Saturday, 27 August 2016

Tea Light Holders ready for Christmas.....

 Morning all, hope you are all well & happy on this bank holiday weekend.

My eldest son arrived home for the weekend yesterday. He is going to do "white water rafting", along with his brother and dad somewhere in London today, whilst I'm doing my craft fair.

Hope they all have a good time........not my cup of tea i must admit.......i don't even like getting splashed !!!!

On to crafting.....I recently bought a set of wooden tea light holders from a craft company on line. I have 4 stars and 4 snowflakes. I decided to have a go at decorating them. I use the cosmic shimmer blending ink on the snowflake and some green acrylic paint on the stars.
 Once dried, I have decorated them with peel-offs and gems.
 To make sure the peel-offs stay on, I then painted a layer of P.V.A glue over the entire piece to give a tougher coating.
Will try and sell at the Christmas fairs later on in the year.

I have also started to paint the others in gold & silver paint. Once dry I will decorate and show you all.

Have a good saturday, and please pop by tomorrow for a report back !!!! xx

Friday, 26 August 2016

Butterfly Candle.......

 Morning all, hope you are well & happy and if you've had the hot temperatures where you live, you are coping well !!!

A light change of craft for me today. I decided to do a print onto a candle to match the lovely ribbon i bought a while ago from "The Range".

I stamped onto pale pink tissue paper this butterfly 3 times, and using the cosmic shimmer cloud blending ink I coloured them in using a small paintbrush.
Then I wrapped the tissue paper around the candle and heated it using a heat gun. The wax on the candle melts into the tissue paper, which when cool, sticks to the candle. 
 I used red tape to stick the ribbon around the top and bottom of the candle.
Will take with me tomorrow to see if I can sell it.
Will let you know on Sunday how the craft fair goes.

Bye for now. x

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Baubles!!!!!!

 Morning all, hope you are all well & happy today.

I'm racing ahead with making things to sell at my craft fairs later in the year.

A little while I showed you some paper clay moulds that I had used to create little embellishments for cards. Being made out of paper clay, they are extremely light. I had recently bought these plastic baubles, which come in two halves, with a piece of card in the centre. The idea is to decorate each side of the piece of card before putting the two halves together. I decided to glue my Christmas moulds onto the card, once I had put some decorative papers on.
 The plastic baubles have glitter already on them, so they don't need much decoration. I've just put a sentiment on the back of these.

There is also a star shaped one, which I haven't decorated yet.
My eldest will be home tomorrow night for the weekend, so will have to tidy this craft room up, so that he can sleep here !!


Enjoy the rest if the day. x

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Mr.Snowman......

 Morning all, another quick blog today. I saw these on 
pinterest, and just had to have a go at making them. It's just a battery operated tea light, with a snowman's face drawn on. For the ear muffs I've used a pipe cleaner across the top with a mini pom pom on each end. Then I added a piece of ribbon on the back to hang him up with.
This is him with his "nose" lit up !!!! 

Enjoy your day. x

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Another Animal Stationery Set Complete.....
Morning all, just a quick blog today......I have made another animal stationery set ready for Saturday. 
This time Lions......

Love the papers on this cd rom by Pollyanna Pickering. 



 Inside the box.....
 Notebook and pencil.....
 Gift Tags.....
 Small 3 x 3 cards.....
There are plain paper and envelopes in the set too.

Enjoy your Tuesday x

Monday, 22 August 2016

Rudolf Christmas Decoration.


 Morning all, hope you are enjoying your weekend so far. I can't believe that next weekend is the August bank holiday weekend.......so that means no more bank holidays until CHRISTMAS !!!!!

On that bombshell, here is another felt Christmas decoration. I'm really enjoying making these.....and to be honest, if I don't sell them, they will be on my Christmas tree this year !!

He is quite a large deer at nearly 6 inches high (to the tip of his antlers) and nearly 5 inches ear to ear!. Talking about his antlers....I was going to make them out of felt, but then decided to use a brown pipe cleaner instead. I've also stuck on googly eyes, rather than sew felt eyes on.

Enjoy your Monday......I'm going out to lunch with my two best friends today, so not much will get done today LOL !!! x

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Report Back......

Morning all, well wasn't Saturday wet & windy??

Did my craft fair yesterday, and pleased to report I did quite well, despite of the weather and also there was a serious road crash nearby and 2 of the main roads were closed, so some people couldn't get through to us.

Turn out could have been better, but it was the first one organised at that venue, and the organiser was very nervous, even though all the stall holders that had booked a table turned up. Luckily for me there was only one other "crafty stall", a lady that made crochet charms, keyrings, baby bootees etc. 

There were 5 tables doing ladies clothes, a handbag stall, a jewellery stall, cosmetics, jams, manicures, and massages. The lady doing crochet items didn't sell anything, most of the other stalls seemed to be doing ok, and I sold quite a few things:- the animal stationery set, some owl keyrings, some of my gift boxes plus some felt toys.....so I was happy, especially as the table was for free.

Doing another next Saturday, so we'll have to see how that goes. 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.....I'm continuing to make Christmas felt decorations, so will post them as soon as they are completed. Also I think I'll make another animal stationery set !!

Bye for now x