Total Pageviews

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Easter Card & Craft Fair - Sunday 16th March 2014

HI Friends,

I don't believe that it was Wednesday that I last posted! That was a very busy but lovely week off work...buried in my craft room, the space around me becoming smaller and smaller by the hour..emerging only to hug the hens and make the, I am exaggerating of course, but all the hard work last week paid off, as I had an incredibly successful craft fair yesterday!

For reasons of time mostly, I only do two craft fairs a year now (both in support of the same local Hospice), but over the past few years I still seem to have built up a some regular customers..and if  any of you are reading this, thank you for all your lovely comments and for liking my cards and art work enough to buy some!

For the first time in a long time, I didn't just take cards...I made some sewn Easter gifts, some wooden hanging decorations and took some of my mixed media art wall hangings. Most of the decorations and all of the wall hangings sold - I was thrilled! I am also amazed at how many people keep pet chickens close to here too..there was lots of chicken talk yesterday and quite a few cards and gifts with a hen theme sold!

Of course, as always, I meant to take some photos of my stall  and totally forgot! Before the doors opened and after setting my stall, I was catching up with some of the other stall holders: there are two ladies who are always my 'neighbours': one sells knitted items and the other earrings and it's great to have a chat and a laugh with them through the day. Then as soon as the doors opened people started coming in and after that, taking the photo went right out of my head. It was also lovely that so many of our workshop ladies stopped by - in fact one was helping at another stall - and also some of my office volunteers. At the end of the day, I was very tired and hoarse, but it was all worth it!

I did however photograph all of my new designs and gifts (except the plaques, all of which have already been posted on here), so I have quite a few days of posts ready to blog!

So, to kick Easter card made with one of Mo Manning's fabulous digi stamps..

I do love her quirky and fun images, which are a delight to colour and for this one, I used both Promarkers and Flexmarkers. The card is 7x7: for the patterned paper, I chose Graphic 45, Secret Garden and matted and layered with purple card from Paper Mill and yellow adorable scorable by Hunky Dory. The flowers are all die cut from Spellbinders dies and the eggs are actually little wooden embellishments covered with the papers and painted over with glossy accents.

That's it for today friends, I do apologise for not visiting you for a few days, but I caught up with you all earlier this morning (I hope!).

I hope the sun is shining where you are, we were out early doing all the things we had to do and visiting next craft 'must do' is prepare for this week's workshop!

Enjoy the rest of the day,

Love and Hugs,
Carole X


  1. How wonderful to hear you enjoyed a successful show!! What a blessing after all your hard work and preparation.

    Can't wait to see all your upcoming posts : ) You KNOW how I love the digis at Mo Manning's Digital Pencil. This one is over-the-top! cute : ) I just love all the details. coloring and layout! can you tell? I love this card!! : )

    Enjoy a bit of a rest, friend and hug a hen for me : )


  2. Good afternoon Carole,
    Glad your show went well. Makes it all worth while
    I love, love, love, that super cute image making a stunning card.
    Hope you are having a good Sunday

    Patricia xx

  3. Stunning card love the Image glad your craft fair went well .Melanie

  4. What a fun card, expertly colored in too! ~Diane

  5. Carole so glad you had a good show it makes all the hard work you put in to it worth it. Love your card with the mo manning image. Hazel xx

  6. Very pretty Easter card Carole, hope you're having a great weekend.

    Warm hugs

  7. Hi Carol,
    what an adorable image and card. The image is coloured so well, and those super papers and your Easter colours, are really fab.
    So glad all went well with your craft fair.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  8. The image is really lovely Carole and I just love those bunny ears! So pleased to hear that the fair was a success but I am not surprised because your work is always beautiful. Hugs, Anne xx

  9. Hi Carole

    It sounds like you had an amazing day yesterday.. .. I am so pleased for you.

    I did think of you and wonder how things were going.

    Your post made me smile when you talked of being in your craft room with the space around you getting smaller and smaller .. .. that is just how things progress with me and actually getting out of the room becomes a health and safety issue LOL!!

    Love the bright and happy card you have posted here and am rather envious of all the photographs you have backed up ready to blog!!

    Hope you have a good week.

    Love Jules xx

  10. Morning Carole,
    Sounds like you had a very successful day. Love your Easter card, nice bright image.

  11. Not sure how I missed this little sweetie! Gorgeous card. Glad you had a good day. Christine xx

  12. This is a gorgeous card, I love the colour scheme and your cute little egg embellishments.

  13. Oh and I'm really glad your fair went so well!

  14. Hi Carole, just catching up with your blog!. So glad you did so well at the craft fair, not surprised as I thought your stall was by far the best :-)
    Lovely Easter card & I love those little eggs as the finishing touches
    Amy x

  15. re-visting your old post. like the image and the easter colors too
    warm kisses