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Monday, 6 September 2010

TICK TOCK!!!

Yes, tick tocks but no mouse running up the clock thank goodness!  But then I do like the little furry creatures!  er...just thought that if you haven't heard of this nursery rhyme (Hickory Dickory Dock) then you now think I have gone completely banana's hahahahahahaha!!!!!  Today I am going to show you a real working clock that I have made...I know its bragging but I am sooo pleased with this & its now hanging on my craftroom wall!!!

Making/decorating a clock is the September Project for VANILLA SUGAR...SWEETLY HANDMADE. Every month we encourage peeps to make a gift of some sort along a theme!  With Christmas coming up there are loads of ideas already.  Do pop over there to look at the clocks and other stuff...they are amazing!!!!  Here is mine...

It started life as a 5x7 canvas.  The clock face is chippie by ScrapFX that I got ages ago and the chippie leaves are from TANDO.  The mushrooms are part of an Elusive Images stamp set & I love them!!!  The whole thing has been coloured with distress inks.  Oh & the chain is a bathroom chain....far cheaper than any 'craft' chain hehe!


Thank you for taking the time to pop over here.  Please leave a comment to say that you have been...I love reading them!!!  HUGS XXX



P.S.  After a lovely comment from CINDY I have decided to enter this for the Creative Spirit Challenge over here!, thank you Cindy XXX

26 comments:

Kathy said...

This looks fab, Karen - you've done a wonderful job with your clock

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I always love it when function and art collide. What a great clock and a fantastic gift (for your craft room).

Suzie said...

Gorgeous Karen! Love the texture on the clock and those Tando leaves are stunning!!

tracy said...

you should be pleased with your clock karen-it's beautiful :)

Kaz said...

This is gorgeous Karen, I love the bottom with the mushrooms xxx

Scrappy~Sarah said...

gorgeous :)

Angelnorth said...

Fab clock, the mushrooms look wonderful with those chippie leaves!

cornishmist - thats me ju x said...

Hi Karen, loving your clock, and I bet it sets off your crafty room just right, that clock chippie is great ju x

Cheryl said...

oh karen,hun this really is fantastic,its awesome hun really love it,would look fab in my room too he he no hun really amazing love it hugs cheryl xxxxx

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh I love this--so adorable!!!!
Hugs
xox

Cindy Adkins said...

I just realized that you might not know about my Creative Spirit Link Party...If you'd like to link this up to it, that be great--I'm sure everyone would love to see it!!!
xox

Linda said...

This is a great project, Karen~ and I love hearing the details of how you did it! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comments!

Feathers and Flight said...

Hi Karen!
This Lovely!Your work is Beautiful!
Thank you for stopping By and your Kind words!
Have a Wonderful Week!
Jill

ewenique said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! Love the clock and also the little dresses! Nice to meet you!
Margaret

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That is very neat, Karen! I love the mushrooms and ferns you added. Perfect for a craft room!

Traceyr said...

Karen I think this is the bees knees - I love those mushrooms and the Tando leaves.

:)

Donna said...

This is such a fun piece! I love the mushrooms at the bottom! How fun! Thanks so much for visiting, and for you nice comments. Have a great day :)

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Your clock project is wonderful. I adore clocks...and this one is sooo pretty!!

Scrapping With Sherry said...

Karen~ Sounds like the group of crafters you do these challenges with like a "real" challenge, or at the least out of the norm. I like that. You said that you colored the mushrooms and other stuff with distress inks. I myself have recently become a huge fan of everything that Tim Holtz touches, one of them being the distress inks. Could you fill me in on this technique? Thanks and hope this finds you having a great day.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh Karen, I am so happy that you linked this up because it is beautiful!!! So happy to have you join in!

And thank you SO much for your prayers....
Love and hugs,
Cindy

Mandy aka Crafty Angel said...

oh wow!!!!!!!!!! this is gorgeous, I love the clock, love the mushrooms, love the leaves, I LOVE it all!

hugs mandyxx

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Karen,
Thank you so much for your kind words about my husband's health...I appreciate it more than words can say...If you want to write me, I'll have your address and I can send you an update...
I tried to put everyone's addresses together so I could do it not on the blog..
Hugs,
Cindy
xox

Netty said...

This is terrific Karen, brilliant idea. x

agypsyangel said...

This turned out wonderful. I love those mushroom stamps. Glad I found your blog. Please come by and visit me too. Have a nice weekend,
Kim

Gini said...

I'm glad you've got this beauty up on your wall!
Those mushrooms are lovely especially the way you have used them :-)
Gini
xx

Di said...

A beautiful piece Karen, it all works so well together xxx