Sunday, 29 April 2012

A touch of Spring

This weather really is unbelievable, pouring with rain again. Despite the awful weather yesterday the food and craft fair was a great success. Lots of lovely customers, loads of money raised for MacMillan Nurses and I had my best ever sales. I sold 25 cards and almost £15 worth of crafty stash. Need to get crafting to replace them as I have loads of craft fairs over the Summer. My next craft fair is on Wednesday, thankfully another indoor venue. Its such a nice social thing to do, especially as I work from home. There are always other cardmakers who like to rummage through my stash for sale and have a good chat.

I have another bag to share with you today, this time using one of the gorgeous Pollycraft bears, which has been coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. I have used the lush Papermania Henbury Lane papers, DI Tattered Rose, MS border punch and Memory Box Willow Dragonfly and butterfly dies with kraft card.

Here's a close up of the image. I like trying different colour combos and as the pink is so bright went for a paler teddy. I used saffron, vanilla and primrose.

Challenges

Pollycraft Great sketch
Passion for Promarkers Cut it out (die cuts)
Colour Create Rose pink, kraft and white
Simon Says Anything Goes
CRAFT Animals
I love Promarkers Floral image
Cute card Thursday Animal magic
Totally Papercrafts Saturated Colours

We had a fun evening yesterday playing on the Wii and tonight we are off to Pizza Express and then the theatre. Have a great day whatever the weather.

22 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

well done on your sales .. i could do to sell some of mine .
Love this pretty bag - the papers are gorgeous
Lisa x

Sheena said...

Well done with your craft fair! Lovely bag - love those bright papers. Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week, Sheena xx

Jo Davies said...

Congrats on your sales too well done!!!!

Beautiful bag, great image Marianne, just adorable!

Gosh I with there were more hours in a day, trying to catchup on blog visiting and commenting....

Big hugs JO xxx

Joey said...

Marianne your craft sale was fabulous! well done you. This is a gorgeous bag love the colours, thanks for joining us at Pollycraft too. Joey xx

Jill said...

Ha there's no touch of spring here either Marianne, its been vile all morning, there are occasional clearish spells now!! At least your pretty bag cheered my inbox up!! Jill x

Rica said...

Such a gorgeous card, such pretty colours and design, your image is adorable and well done for being so successful with your sale!!!

So glad you joined us at Simon Says Stamp challenge
hugs
Heather xx

Sabrina said...

What a sweet, bright & cheerful giftbag! An adorable image too! Thank you for joining us at Colour Create Challenge.:)

Rosietoes said...

Well done on your crafty sales Marianne.
Love the bright cheery colours on your decorated gift bag.
Thank you for joining us at Colour Create. :)

Edna x

coops said...

so beautiful marianne.i love the sweet pollycraft image and stunning pretty colours.
thanks for joining in my theme this week at PFP :D

xx coops xx

Karina said...

Such a beautiful bag, Mariann. I love the papers you used for it. Gorgeous colours. And such a sweet image you added.
Hugs, Karina

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Marianne, what a gorgeous gift bag. I love the cute image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Nikbee said...

A pretty bag. Such a sweet image. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT.
Nikki x

Donna Mosley said...

Aww! this is gorgeous Marianne. Well done on the craft fair too hun.

Donna x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

A really beautiful bag, I love those gorgeous papers and the image is so sweet, glad the craft fair went well for you =)
Lindsay xx

Debbie said...

I love the bag Marianne...very sweet. Well done too with your sales at the craft fair.
Debbie x

debby4000 said...

Wonderful sweet gift bag Marianne.
luv
Debby

Arabella said...

This is just gorgeous Marianne! What a great idea to make it into a gift bag! Well done on your card sales!

Thanks so much for joining us for our sketch challenge at Pollycraft last week. I hope you can join us this week for the card and matching tag challenge!

Arabella

Gro said...

Beautiful gift bag.
Thanks for joining us at PfP this week :o)

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Marianne, so sweet and pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

What a great giftbag - so pretty and cheerful.
Sounds like you did well with your sales, good luck with your fairs over the Summer.
Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Caroline xxx

michele said...

Fabulous gift bag Marianne! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

pinky said...

Well done you mrs, no stopping you!! Stunning project. Thanks for joining us at Crafts4Eternity this week.
Pinky