Monday, November 27, 2006

Snowman card

This is the card that we did in class today, my student did very well and although she didn't finish it this afternoon, she has made all the pieces for it and will complete it next week.

The colours are a bit bright on the scan, the turquoise is not quite as bright as that and the whole thing has been very sparingly dusted in glitter. Looks good. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Choir boys

When I was at the Farmer's market the other week, a customer said she would like some more tree decorations. So, I made these choir boys and the tree is out of Alli Bartkowski's book Paper Quilling for the first time. I got the idea for the choir boys from the UK quilling guild's magazine. Jean Barnwell sent instructions for Christmas Carollers and I altered the design for the choir boys giving them a white under skirt and quilled hair.
I love the tree, its so quick. Only had that horrible bright green for the trunk, will have to remedy that on the next one I make, and also added an extra branch at the top. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Valentines day already?

All card makers are probably now finished with making Christmas cards and are thinking about St. Valentine's day. These are card toppers or scrapbook bits. Made with cream and red punched card edged with Krylon gold pen. The roses are pink pearlescent folded roses and LCC's red sparkling paper. The golden hearts are wooden. Posted by Picasa

Monday, November 20, 2006

The Biggleswade Farmers Market

Hey at last I have actually done the Farmer's market! Thats me grinning madly behind the counter. It was a cold day but I was warm enough, I put my Uggs on, and they were the only bit of me that was cold. Was told to take a piece of carpet or a small rug next time to stand on and I will be warmer. I took just over £50, it's not much, but it's a start.

Next month the market is on the 20th of December so I need to make stocking fillers and last minute presents. The tree decorations went well I sold lots of those so will need to do some more.

Had to keep my temper a couple of times, when silly people kept saying "Ohhh aren't they lovely, oohhh aren't you clever" and then they walked away... If they are that lovely and I am that clever why are you not buying them? Didn't say that of course, but just smiled sweetly...

The guy on the next stall was selling wild boar sausages, turkeys, and various holiday food stuffs. So next time I shall have him on one side and the cheese stall on the other. Wonder if they give samples....

Well back to the quilling got targets to keep you know.... Posted by Picasa