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Hi, Welcome to my blog and thanks for visiting. I'm Carol, married to Bill, with two children. I love to dabble in all types of crafty pursuits and enjoy nothing more than attending workshops and learning new techniques, which I then try to reproduce at home....sometimes with success!!!


Monday, 31 December 2012


Hi All,

Here's a little project I began some time ago and have just managed to put the finishing touches to!!!! It was inspired by a great backing paper I found in a little craft shop in a sale for a mere 20p! The faint watch and clock details were great as a background and  I had the little round canvas lyijng about in my stash, and yes it shouted out CLOCK and STEAMPUNK!!! I wanted to be a little more girlie with the colours and this is what it developed into. No doubt as it's for me I will continue  to add embellishments as the mood takes me!!

 The canvas was painted first in acrylics and sealed. The backing paper cut to fit and then the fun. Various stamps of cogs were stamped on to the paper, some highlighted with stickles, glossy accents and other cogs stamped and cut for a 3d effect. I built up the outer edges and then set about the inner circle. The large clock face was from the steam punk pack I bought from create and craft yonks ago. Found a lovely angel for the centre piece which I covered with a clear mini dome. before mounting the hands with glossy accents.

The dragonfly was an old brooch which I coloured using alcohol inks and added some gems. An old chain cut up serves as the pulleys of the clock and the two mini clocks at the base were also coloured with alcohol inks.

I will be entering this for Challenge 21 Anythingoes/celebrations at http://artisticinspirationscrafts.blogspot.co.uk/
Also Anything goes at http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.co.uk/

Really enjoyed making this home decor piece and hope you enjoyed seeing it to.
Happy Crafting
Carol xx

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Hi to all my followers and friends. December has seen me for the greater part without a computer!!!!! it has been AWOL for most of the month being mended!! AGAIN!! Hope you all ahd a really good Christmas and I would like to wish you all a very Safe and Happy New Year......Here's to 2013. A year when, for once, I do intend to set down some realistic and achieveable resolutions and aim to make my mark!!

This is quite new for me as I feel I do drift along a little without really taking the proverbial bull by the horns. Not this new year. I know I am about to start a new chapter with my family as you may know, with a new home, when this one is sold. Where that will be I don't yet know but am hoping all will be well and am trying to think of everything as a new positive direction, rather than a challenge!!!

Hoping to be more creative to and set some new goals for myself in this direction this year too, so watch this space as they say!!!!!! Have entered for my first DT call at http://beyondgrey.blogspot.in/ so here's hoping!!!

Thanks for all the lovely comments that have been left too. I am intent on getting to each one of you in turn and checking out all your lovely creations. So...................until then HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL

Happy Crafting
Carol x