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Archive for the month “January, 2016”


Craft Barn are not only running the Alpha/Dictionary fortnightly challenge but also a Weekly Challenge! This week’s challenge is Hats! There are fabulous entries so far which make my attempt look very poor however there is no time to have another go so here is my entry:

Weekly Challenge - hats a

It has been created for a small mannequin; I die cut black felt in two different sizes. The crown has been spread over half a small polystyrene hollowed out ball and glued into place. Before adding the inside circle of felt to cover up the workings a fringe of lace was hot glued into place. Decorations are string beads, ostrich feathers and paper roses which have been in my stash for so long!

Thank you for looking x


New Craft Barn Challenge

Hello! At long last I am back here in blogland. It has been so long since I have posted I had almost forgotten my password:) Since my last post we have moved to sunny Cornwall, the unpacking is almost complete and only one or two jobs to finish doing to our new home. We are loving it here and wish we had done it years ago. We are now on the look out for a doggy companion!

Well to cut to the chase there is a new challenge on the Craft Barn blog it is a dictionary challenge and the first letter is ‘B‘. For my entry I am using 4 x 4 inch card stock however this first entry is a pretty sad affair as I was fast running out time!

Dictionary B 01-16 sigI chose the word Block as in Block of Colour and that is the dictionary definition I have gone with.


Card stock from stash

Inks – Versamagic – Persimmon, Mango Madness, Aloe Vera, Spanish Olive, Ocean Depth, Night Sky, Red Magic,

Memento –     Starlight Silver

Versafine –   Onyx Black

Stamps – Penny Black Chantilly Lace; Creative Expressions Crackle; Artistic Stamper Ink Blots; Creative Expressions Lost Garden; Penny Black Happy Notes.

papier-mache letter from stash

Black acrylic paint

computer generated text coloured with highlighter pens

Thank you so much for looking x


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