Sunday, 6 December 2015

Festive pottery painting

As promised I am back with a post to share our weekend away. There was one activity we booked at Centre Parcs which we could all take part in....Festive pottery painting. The 7 of us arrived at the Painting studio and chose what we wanted to paint. My son, his girlfriend and I all chose the snowman tree ornament, my Hb chose a reindeer, my daughter chose a gingerbread man plate and her Hb and Daisy also chose plates.

It was very civilised as we were able to put in a drinks order and get teas and coffees delivered to our table from the cafe next door. What a great idea!
 Just look at the concentration of my family.....
 Below is Daisy getting set up at the beginning by my daughter

and my daughter snapped this of Daisy and I in full swing...I was in my element being with my family and crafting!

We spent an hour and a half concentrating on our work.....
Here is mine pre firing.
The pieces were kiln fired over night
and the next day we were able to collect them......below is my son and his GFs....I thought they did a brilliant job.
and this is my Hbs reindeer

And here is mine is hanging on our tree, it was the first ornament I hung yesterday.

My card today features a Christmas tree.  I found this wonderful digi on the Graphic Fairy site. I added Cheery Lynn icicles and tiny snowflakes. the stitched frame is Memory box, the candles and branch is Marianne. I found a snippet of holly satin ribbon in my stash and a little piece of tree paper which matched perfectly.
I also think the sentiment is perfect for the season.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Pixie's snippets playground  1/3  #206
Sparkles Christmas 2/3 die cuts for Christmas
Memory box Season's Greetings my rectangles are cut with the stitched frame.
The Funkie Junkie 3/3 'Tis the season
A vintage journey  vintage Christmas
Our creative corner Wish upon a star there are stars around my stamped sentiment.
That's Crafty 1/3 Season's Greetings
Country View Create a scene
Ribbon Girl 1/3 anything goes
The Craft barn presents and show something red there are presents on my tree paper and there is red on the holly, presents and the heart gem.

Talking of trees Billy (my sweet cat) says he has been busy's slow going but he says he will back with a post. It's that time of year when he has spotted trees being smuggled inside houses and his old friend Old Choc seems to be wearing some rather smart lights ;0) He wants to tell the tale.....

Thanks for visiting me here today ....only 19 days to go now in my countdown to Christmas. We had a wonderful evening out at Kew on Friday night. I will share that soon.

Billy will be back very soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Wow, a pottery class, how fun!! Love those stacked snowmen but the little reindeer steals the show for me! Looks like everyone has a blast! Love your card, the image is stunning, I really need to check out this website!! The icicles are a wonderful frosty touch! Have a great Sunday Jane. hugs :)

  2. Awe I just love how you all are so into your painting, the look of concentration on everyone's face is priceless!!! What brilliant results too!
    Such a pretty little card today as well. :)
    I'm really looking forward to Billy's post, always entertaining!
    Happy Sunday my friend,
    V xxx

  3. Thank you for sharing your stunning card with us at AVJ Jane x love the wonderful details and the icicles add such a special touch as well as some depth to your project.
    Best wishes to you over the festive season

    Annie x

  4. Oh this is so heart-warming Jane - what a lovely family gathering, crafting away and also making something to keep for the future. I loved reading this, and looking at the photos.

    And your snippets card is terrific - love the image and the whole card sums up the whole family atmosphere beautifully.


    Di xx

  5. such a beautiful card Jane and thanks for a sneak preview of the pottery painting - looking forward to that!!! Hugs Rachel x

  6. Wow Jane, such a fun family time and so productive! Love the ornaments, everyone did a great job and really tried so hard too! Love yours on the tree and dear Billy I'm sure will have a lot to say!
    Beautiful card as always, xoxoRobin

  7. Oh what fun - wonderful pictures especially of you and Daisy! Your Christmas card is smashing!
    sandy xx

  8. I was charmed and enchanted by your whole family making ceramics together.. and the results are fantabulous! Loved them all!

    *M*E*R*R*Y* * *C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S*!*

    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  9. Awww...your post and these sweet pictures of your whole family crafting together really puts me in the christmas spirit! I love it and I love your beautiful card!!
    Happy Saint Nick Jane!

  10. Dear Jane,

    What a wonderful post, and love that picture all of you so so so focused on painting - but no wonder, those ornaments turned out fantastic! You know me, the snowman-fan forever, but that reindeer is just perfect too!

    Happy countdown, dear friend, not tgat long to go now...


  11. What a wonderful weekend you and your family had! Jane All the makes were fabulous and it looked like you all had fun ! Thank you for sharing

    Your Christmas card is lovely full of all things festive . Your Vintage image sits perfectly in the stitched Memory box frame .
    Love the icicles and I your sentiment is so true ! Thank you for sharing you card with us a t A Vintage Journey x

  12. It looks as though you all had so much fun on your getaway!

    Your card is beautiful. The image is pretty ( I love the free part) and the design looks great.

  13. Oh, I just love your ceramic creations Jane - especially that cute reindeer your husband did - what a great family day! Your card is so lovely with the vintage Christmas image, the icicles and other pretty die cuts - thanks for joining in (again) with the AVJ challenge! Julia xx

  14. Oh my goodness, hasn't Daisy grown up!! So nice to see her :) I LOVE Centre Parcs, we've been twice this year (once for the boys joint birthday gift and again as a present for F for sitting the 11+), I hadn't thought about pottery painting together, we only went roller skating this last time. All your efforts look splendid, I'm impressed at how neatly everyone has painted their pottery. Bxx

  15. Brilliant vintage style festive card.

    Looks like you all had a great time at the Pottery class.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  16. A wonderful post and a perfect card for Christmas! Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner!

  17. Beautiful card Jane, love the old fashioned look! Thank you for entering The Craft
    Barn challenge.
    Jane x

  18. Gorgeous card. Love the vintage image and all your layers and die cuts. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

  19. Really lovely Jane, a beautiful card and your pottery is such fun! Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts, and have a very merry Christmas. Sue xx

  20. The pottery looks so much fun Jane! Love the vintage card too. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

  21. You always add such wonderful elements to your cards. Just beautiful!!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Outside the Box. hugs, :)

  22. Thank you so much for playing along with my challenge 'Wish Upon A Star' over at Our Creative Corner! So much detail in your card Jane, fabulous! Trish x

  23. Lovely card. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas challenges

    Helen P (DT) x

  24. Looks like a wonderful festive family outing and what lovely ornaments to take home. Beautiful vintage card too - the image is so charming. Thanks for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison xx


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