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Monday, 21 March 2011

Handmade Monday #8

Good afternoon all, hope everyone had a good weekend.
Its Handmade Monday #8.
Time to tell everyone what I've been up to last week and also pop over to 1st Unique Gifts to find out what other crafters have been making.
Well I've been very busy again this week, making cards for the design teams I'm on and some others for challenges. You can see pictures and details of some that have been posted already, if you look at earlier posts. I have also finally gotten round to putting a couple on ebay.
 I've also had the Paints out again. I've been trying to make a range of things that I might sell at craft fairs. I've got loads of ideas, but there's never enough time to make them all.
Here's a few pics 

I know this clock isn't very nice, but I just bought a cheap plastic one to have a try at taking apart and painting. I will buy one with a nice frame next or maybe just some wooden disc blanks and clock workings and make my own without a frame, suggestions please.
This is just a painting, I'm thinking of perhaps framing. I got the idea from a talented artist, Linda, who uses the Paint Fusion stuff and has been highlighted on Sheena Douglass' blog. She does a water coloured background picture and then the acrylic paints for the flowers. I used Copic pens to colour the background church stamp and then my Paint Fusion stamps and paints for the flowers.
Just been playing around really, will make a few things this week and might try them out at this Saturdays fair.

On Friday my daughter had to go to school dressed as a pirate for Comic Relief, so I spent most of Thursday trying to put a costume together. Unfortunately on Friday morning we were in such a rush I didnt have time to take a photo, but she looked really good and had a great day.
Yesterday I went to Harrogate Papercraft Show, spent a fortune, but had a great time watching demonstrations and picking up lots of great crafty stash. I always enjoy being in the company of other crafty, like minded people and getting all the latest stamps and embellishments,etc.
Well that was my week, looks like this one will be another crafty packed one.
I'm off to lock myself in the craft room and get the paints back out, before the children are home from school.
Thanks for looking, enjoy your week!

I'm am entering some of these into the following challenges
Secret Crafters - Anything but a card
Aly's Sunday challenge - Spring
Make it Colourful - Blend yellow and green( most of my leaves )
Allsorts - Make a gift box


SugarBeans said...

Just love your poppies! My favourite flower by far... Nancy

Copse said...

These are Stunning, did you get any nice goodies from the Fair at the weekend ? Kaz

Rachael said...

You are always so productive! I think you must be able to apply yourself to your work with way more discipline than I ever can.
All your work looks beautiful.

Ali said...

Very nice work - I saw paint fusion the other day on TV for the first time. Your stuff is beautiful.

Ali x

Kendra said...

These items are amazing! You free hand all this??! I am impressed!

Chrissy said...

Absolutely stunning. POPPIES..... I love poppies. My most favourite flower..EVER. I love the candle,I really need some of love the clock too, who cares if its plastic, wonderful work.Love them all.

Wendy said...

I adore those poppies, so gorgeous! I paint on blank discs for my clocks, and buy the mechanisms. Email me if you want any info.
I love those craft shows too, the only fault with them is you end up parted with too much money!
Thanks for taking part in HM x

PuppyFly Boutique said...

You have some lovely items - I really like the candle xx

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

These paintings are beautiful - you are so talented> I too had a "late" morning on Comic Relief Day having to make Cat's Ear's, tail and paint a cat's face on my daughter. Of course I was given all of 20 minutes warning!!! Still, that's what being a mum is all about - I think!!
Happy Handmade Monday xx

cj said...

These are fabulous! I'm loving the poppies especially :)

Glitz and Glamour said...

Loving the poppies painted onto the candle etc. Your painting is almost lifelike. Definitely try a wooden blank clock and add your own hands.

dreamstar said...

I dont know where to start, everything is lovely especially the poppies. I know what you mean by having so many ideas in your head but not the time to produce.
Fantastic work

Silver Thistle Beads said...

I think a clock without a border just on a black would be great with a classic black movement to compliment it :-)

I miss the shows in Harrogate, the Craft Fair there (that is now twice a year) is one that I am looking to get back into doing on my circuit that I am doing :-)

Pop over to my blog for my Handmade Monday post :-)

Francesca x

tt.scraps said...

Love them! The daisies are so cute and so are the others....I really like them! And the candle - WOW!! :)

Bobleyboo said...

Love love love the poppies, and they look amazing on the candle, i wouldn't want to burn it though :(

Kimberley xx

Vicky said...

OMG.....WOW....WOW....WOW...How amazing & gorgeous are these they are stunning & I love your picture at the bottom as well its all fabulous....I was drooling!!
Crafty Emma does clocks you can do yourself you get all the fittings with it all you have to do is decorate then put it together I've got one for my daughter's bedroom they are fab.
Thank you so much for your lovely comment hun it really meant a lot.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Vicky said...

Hi hun its me again I was looking for your follow button but it doesnt seem to want to load up & its not showing any of your followers but I'm not sure if its just mine its not showing up on so I will pop back again later to see if it works could be mine tho lol.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Donna Mosley said...

Wow, Wow, Wow, Sue these are amazing. You can turn your hand to anything hun. Love 'em!

Shame we didn't bump into each other at GNPE.

Donna x

Mummylade said...

fantastic projects all of them! Thank you so much for entering this in the Allsorts challenge this week and good luck!

lisa said...

I see you have been bitten by the Paint Fusion bug too, these are stunning. They work so well with Sheena's other stamps don't they.
I bet they'll sell like hot cakes.
I was at Harrogate last Saturday too, small world!!
Hugs Lisax

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Wow These are amazing I love your painting technique!!

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week

Emma xxx

Leah the Orange said...

these are fabulous creations! i love the poppies - the green and yellow in the leaves is SO realistic - beautiful take on our challenge at Make it Colourful - thanks so much for sharing it with us! :)

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...


Thanks for joining us on our "Anything but a card" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Crafting Misfit said...

Very nice!
I would love to have you link something up to my blog hop! Come check it out, it is all about trying something new.

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