Friday, 6 December 2019

Feeling festive

Last week I went to a Christmas craft fair at Coolings Garden Center with my Mum and Dad. It was a lovely event and so good to see everything was handmade. I don't know about you but to me a Craft fair should me just that..not bought in from China!
I took a general photo as I then got distracted browsing all the lovely goodies.
 I bought a handmade cranberry scented candle, a sweet seahorse pendant and a very sweet Mr and Mrs Christmas cutlery holder. Sorry no photos as every time I think of photographing them it's pitch black. I really dislike the lack of light at this time of the year.
There were also some fun displays in the garden centre, these penguins were very cute.
I have been knee deep in making Christmas cards this week but I found time to make my artist trading cards and coins for the swap group I belong to.
Daisy and I started them last weekend and decided to use my ancient but very sweet Snowman and Snowdog stamps.
I make 5 of each. 3 for the swap, 1 for Daisy and 1 for me to keep. I coloured them with Promarkers adding some pencil highlights. The sentiments are ancient from my stash and the background stamps are all from the Visible Image Christmas Eve stamp set. The greenery, starts and snowflakes are die cuts. 
These are the cards.
 This is a close ups of the one I am giving to Daisy.
and these are the coins;
with a close up of a couple of them. 

 If you think you recognise the words to the music they are resting on, yes it's my old sheet piano music from the Snowman. 
I would like to enter my artist trading cards into the following challenges;

Passion for Promarkers Christmas critters
Try it on Tuesdays Inspired by a song or carol mine is of course The Snowman.
Simon says stamp Monday let's sparkle
The Artistic stamper 2/3 Christmas is coming
Love to craft 2/3 anything goes
Sparkles 2/3 winter wonderland
Stamping sensations 2/3 anything goes
Happy little stampers watercolour anything goes

and my coins into these challenges
I love promarkers circles
Creative inspirations 1/3 festive fun
ABC Christmas Y  for yuletide
Simon says stamp Wednesday traditional Christmas
Winter wonderland 1/3 anything goes

It's the weekend again, how quickly this week has raced by.  Our trees have been delivered and I'm hoping to get at least one decorated tomorrow. We are also going to see Santa with the grandbabies and if you want to guess who is more excited...yes it's me!

Have a great weekend and I hope that you too are getting into the festive spirit?

Thanks for stopping by,

Back on Monday,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. These are so fab, I love the Raymond Briggs snowman - they can't be that ancient if they have the snowdog, can they?


    1. Ha ha..yes I suppose you're right there Kathy..the original was 40 years ago but Snowdog appeared in 2012 xx

  2. I love wandering round a 'proper' craft fair. There are so many amazingly talented crafters out there! I love your artist trading cards and coins. The Snowman story is timeless and the music is so beautiful. xx

  3. Such sweet trading cards and coins, Jane! The Snowman is just one of those iconic Christmas images.
    Sorry I've not been blog hopping much lately, I'm finding it hard to keep up with social media these days, but always admire your lovely creations! I bet you will be even more busy when the new Dotty's opens, with all the cards you'll need to make to keep them stocked up!
    We have our Christmas workshop tomorrow, followed by lunch with the class girls and then a snoop around the local Christmas market, so I'm hoping it will start to get me in the Christmas spirit! I might even get the tree down from the loft on Sunday! Love and crafty hugs, Lisa x

    Oh yes...and thanks for playing along with us at Passion for Promarkers this week!

  4. love the atcs and coins, always love the Snowman!!

  5. Looks like a good craft fayre! Pretty, snowy ATCs... I have some of those images stamped out somewhere but always forget about them! Thank you for joining Try it on Tuesday's Inspired by a Song challenge.
    Cath x

  6. The craft fayre looks brilliant - all about what a proper one should be! Great ATC's and Coins Jane - the recipients in the swap will be happy!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations

  7. So sweet - lovely, lovely images and coloring! Congrats on a fun show! Hand-made is best! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

  8. I totally agree, craft fairs should be completely handmade!!
    I love your Snowman and Snowdog cards and coins, they are very sweet.
    We went to see Santa today with our grandbabies, A was great had a chat with him and rang his bell .... E squealed the place out!! :)
    Enjoy your weekend my friend,
    V x

  9. Gorgeous! Thank you for joining Try It On Tuesday!

  10. WOW Jane, all of these ATC's are so cute, adorable images and fabulous backgrounds! Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas.
    Tammy x

  11. I love the Snowman video and the music is magical. What a fabulous collection of cards. Thanks for sharing at Try It On Tuesday. Hugs-Erika

  12. Oh these are all gorgeous - love the images and all the different ways you have used them. Thanks for sharing at Sparkles Christmas

  13. You have "The Snowman" stamps! I love how you've used them for your AT cards and coins. Gorgeous colouring. Thanks for joining us at both ABC Christmas Challenge and Happy Little Stampers for the Watercolour Challenge!

  14. Love a proper craft fair! Your little pieces of art are fabulous! Thank you so much for joining us at Try it on Tuesday! Chrisx

  15. Jane your trading cards and coins are beautiful... My daughter and I just love the snowman and the snowdog. Thanks for joining us at Passion for Promarkers, Shelly x

  16. These are stunning!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at I Love Promarkers,

    Hugz Tinz

  17. These are beautiful. Thank you for joining at stamping sensations.

  18. I love all your creations Jane. They are very cute. Thanks for taking the time to enter our challenge this month at Creative Inspirations and good luck, Jayne DT

  19. Wonderful Christmas projects, Jane. Thank you for joining this years last challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge. Hope to se you again in 2020. Happy New Year.
    Dorte x


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