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I'm a part-time primary school teacher, who started papercrafting 8 years ago, when I had a fancy to make my own Christmas cards. Since then, I have tried all sorts of techniques and styles - and I kind of like them all. So my work is very varied, which keeps me interested - and my crafty stash growing!! As well as cards, I love working with boxes and canvases - and I'm always seeking inspiration for new projects.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Busy, busy, busy!!!!

Hello all out there in blog land!!!

Ok - so it's been nearly a month since I last blogged. Yet again, I have been working long hours recently!! In a completely wierd way, I'm looking forward to being made redundant because I will suddenly have all this time on my hands. I will obviously have to get some supply teaching to bring in the pennies, but I will be able to decide when I want to work, and when I don't. And this will give me more time to focus on all my crafting.

I've also been working on a load of new cards to add onto the website!! Sorry they're not on there yet. Held a "Card Party" on Friday, and was waiting to see what sold before adding them all to the website. There will be new sections for Male Themed cards and Children's cards, along with cards being added to many of the other sections. I'm still intending to add a Clearance section - it went down very well at the party - and I managed to move a lot of old stock to make room for lots more new stuff.

Here are a few tasters of the kind of cards that will be on there soon!!

Nitwits - In The Meadow and Kanban Playmates

Kanban - Free as a Bird, Fizzy Moon and Hunkydory - Butterfly Dreams

I've also been busy Fusioneering!! Am loving Sheena Douglass' Paint Fusion style - and have seemingly been painting anything that doesn't move and has a suitable surface.

After the success of the Poppy and Wild Rose sets with their respective recipients, I created a Bramble set for my husband's recent birthday, with a card, recycled box (it contained the perfume he gave me for Christmas!! - I did fill it with lots of toffees!!) and bookmark!!

I've also painted some other bookmarks, wooden boxes and canvases. The bookmarks are pre-cut mountboard that I bought when I was at the workshop with Sheena Douglass in April (ooh and have now booked onto the next one in September - can't wait!!!). The wooden boxes have magnetic closures - picked up at a very reasonable price!! And the 8x8 canvases were also picked up in a sale.

I have so much more I want to do - more candles, mirror frames and coasters. And a few other ideas besides - you'll just have to wait and see!! At the moment I just don't have the time!! So roll on August!!!


PS - Earlier today, I emailed photos of my Paint Fusion items into Create and Craft, as Sheena has been doing shows today!! I was chuffed to bits that they showed all the photos on the 3pm show - two of the sets I haven't put on here as they are presents for friends, there was also the daisy anniversary card for my parents, and the rest was the berry stuff for my other half - as shown above!!

1 comment:

  1. Your cards and paint fusion goodies are stunning Carole. Congratulations on having your work shown on Create and Craft, well deserved. I look forward to seeing more of your creations!


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