Monday, 6 December 2010

Magical Monday

Magic for Mosaic Monday

I'm really busy at the moment ... working on my Brooklyn sketchbook
as well as making my Christmas pressies and cards

... meanwhile ...

if you would like to win a red crystal snowflake made by me
just pop your name in the Santa hat by leaving a comment here
and I'll announce the winner on Saturday 18th December

winter greetings
have fun!
Carolyn ♥


89 comments:

Diane said...

You are so talented Carolyn - I daren't make you a Christmas Card - it'll look so amateurish! xxxxx

ewa-christine said...

Red again, it is lovley!!

ale balanzario said...

Love it, I would love to win it.
Thanks.
Ale

Libertybelle said...

I love it Carolyn- please count me in!! Keep warm!

La Dolce Vita said...

love your red and white post, just wonderful and I know about the busyness!! xx's

Sue said...

Love this wonderfully warm post, so cheering on this chilly icy day. And that sparkly red snowflake is so beautiful. So clever :)

Sarah at Finishing Touch Interiors said...

Its beautiful Carolyn. Love the photos looks like the snow down your way is much heavier than up here near Cambridge.
Thank you for the background music Ive rather enjoyed singing along haha

Sarah at Finishing Touch Interiors said...

oooooohhhhh just spotted the picture of Matt I will be voting for him next saturday glass of Rose in hand ;( x

Gunnels blog said...

very beautiful ! So much Christmas :-)

mamabeaks said...

Yes! Red is my favorite color too.............. thank you, this is very generous of you.

Deborah said...

Your red and white photos are beautiful! I would love to be included in the drawing!

Lisa said...

lovely seasonal photographs and a wonderful giveaway to complement it all! Please toss my name in the hat and stop by my blog as I'm having a giveaway too!

Julie said...

I can't resist! Please include me Carolyn. Hope you're keeping warm.

Shani said...

Your post today has cheered me up, and refocused my mind from the coldness of grieving to the warmth of friendship - thank you for doing what you do...
Best wishes S

Elaine said...

Love your snowflake. We've had a heck of a lot of the white ones so a red one would be different!!

sweetmyrtle said...

love your crystal snowflake & your beautiful creations. please add my name to your draw.
warmest winter wishes to you
ginny x

Shani said...

couldn't find a way to thank you privately - so best thank you publicly - you have certainly brought a smile to my face today, and I thank you so much.

Shani

Ellouise88 said...

I love your pictures and your red snowflake! Please enter me in your draw.

Nerys Kate Williams said...

Beautiful, a winter wonderland indeed! loving the mosaic too!

Nerys

Scented Sweetpeas said...

What a gorgeous sparkly red snow flake, please enter me into your lovely giveaway.

Sharon said...

I would love to be entered in your drawing. Also your photos are wonderful. The red and white are so crisp and bright. Love the Nigella ones too. I used to grow tons of those for dried flower arrangements.

Jo said...

I love red and white at Christmas and your snowflake is utterly beautiful.

How clever you are.

Kath said...

Oh what a lovely gift to win- thankyou for this giveaway!

dosfishes said...

Lovely reds, what a delightful giveaway. Enjoy your making. xox Corrine

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Yes please pop me in the santa hat, beautiful snowflake :) And I just love your music, been singing this all day as it's been quite magical today with snowflakes the size of glitter up here in the Midlands, so so pretty.

Vikkie said...

I have a group of very talented Year 10 Art Textiles students who are currently using your work as their inspiration, they would be extremely excited to hear more about you, your inspiration and motivation for your fantastic work!

missy k said...

Of course you would have a RED snowflake! And of course it would be beautiful! And of course I'd like to win it! :)

Have fun making and baking!!!!

Karenx

mano said...

the red jelley bag cap is so cute! and your crystal snowflake is beautiful - but I already won your wonderful things last month, I'm so happy with them!! I wish you a creative week!

Are you curious about me? said...

Hi Caroline

Please pop me into your Christmas hat a red snowflake would hang nicely in my kitchen window, reminding me of funnily enough.... Summer holidays in St Ives. I wonder why?

I hope you've got your thermals on....The weather man say's it's going to get a lot colder... We have had freezing fog all day and it is bitterly cold.

~ Julie

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

A red crystal snowflake ... yes, this is really magic!

Makes me think of the old fairy tale of Snow White and Rose Red ...

Please put my name in Santas hat, Carolyn.

jacqui said...

Hi I have recently discovered your web site its really fun informative and full of such lovely work. I am also busy filling in my sketchbook for the Brooklyn Art Library my aim is to complete it by the end of December; I only signed up for it two days before the closing date so it is consuming most of my time.
I would love my name to go in santas hat to win the beautiful red crystal snowflake .
Jacqui

Patty Biermans said...

Love your pictures!! The snowflake is beautiful and would be a treasure to keep for years. Hugzz..Peebee

Clare Wassermann said...

Fabulous pictures - the music made me jump - I must have had the volume up on my computer - nice though!

Shoshi said...

I love your red snowflake, Carolyn! Quite a different take on a seasonal theme! And I adore your red and white snow photos. You're a star!

Jill said...

Lovely images as usual Carolyn, the ruby red snowflake is definitely a desirable object. Please count me in.

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

Very Seasonal colours Carolyn! Love the red snowflake.

Erica said...

Have a wonderful Christmas Carolyn; the red snowflake is so pretty - the hot colour typifies our NZ summer Christmas time...picnics and BBQs.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Snowflakes should be red, right? SO much more exciting than white!!

Penny said...

What a wonderfully red snow flake, I d love to be in the draw. Have a wonderful Christmas and an even better New Year. Here in Oz its hot and humid and sometimes damp at the moment but we will be on magical Kangaroo Island on the beach for our Christmas.

Debbie said...

I would love to win your snowflake Carolyn-it might make me feel a bit more Christmassy over here in Australia-at the moment it feels very tropical!!! Love Debbie

silverpebble said...

There's such an exquisite hoar frost here - it's magical. What beautiful red snowflakes you have made. Gorgeous. Happy day to you.

gill said...

Beautiful!
Count me in please!
Gill

Cobi said...

owww, plz put my name into the santa hat. such a lovely snowflake!

Titchy Stitcher said...

It's beautiful - like faceted cranberries. I love your blog, it's a moment of calm and beauty in my day.
Kate

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Carolyn. What a truly beautiful snowflake. Your create very pretty creations. I alos love your blog and visiting it often. Hugs Judy

vintagerockchick said...

Lovely snowflake Carolyn - I've got a competition if you'd like to pop across to my blog. I've not been very good at blogging (or reading) since I got back. Maybe that should be my NY resolution Gill xx

JP said...

please count me in - love the redness of the snowflake

Joan Kirton said...

Hi, Just popped over from your other blog with the wonderful harp music and snow flakes drifting over the page. Just lovely. Then to find your exquisite red crystal snowflake accompanied with music full of Xmas cheer was wonderful. Thank you so much.
Cheers
Joan

artymess said...

Oh yes please Carolyn.......xx

Jamie said...

Oh, so beautiful - I love Christmas red! This would be a wonderful addtion to my tree! Jamie V in MT
http://rem-nants.blogspot.com
amzanioli@yahoo.com

Wax Beach Artist said...

Beautiful snowflake! Merry Christmas!

Shirley Anne Sherris said...

And why not red? Too much white around at the moment.
I love your photography - makes me feel a bit guilty that I haven't been out there and taken advantage but our snow is a bit too deep to get to anything even in the garden.
Best wishes
SAS

Jude said...

I love red and I love the snowflake, please count me in. Thanks

Abigail Thomas said...

beautiful; im very impressed; would love to win! hope all your making for presents is going well.

Cathy Cullis said...

please add my name to the hat & thank you Carolyn and best wishes, Cathy

Emma said...

Oh, yes please! I'm rushing a little bit, too - i've sat on that sketchbook for months!

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Carolyn, there's a giveaway on my blog, so please take part. x
PS I've got the card down from the attic and will drop it around soon, L.

Purly Wendy said...

I just love that music and the red snowflake is gorgeous! Any snowflake would be gorgeous - but not very likely here in the warm Aussie summer! Merry Christmas to You!

Sam Bonney said...

I Would love to win, also thanks for my lovely tag in the Inchy tag swap ! just georgeous.

Diane said...

What a pretty Christmas bauble! May I please have a chance to win it?

Debrina said...

Howdy lady - Somehow you fell off my radar when I changed the layout of my blog. So I've got you on my favourites bar again...! Phew! Anyway, I'm kicking myself I 've missed so much of your gorgeous blog but luckily (and that's the great thing about blogging right!) - it's all here for me to catch up on!!!!!!!!

Fiona said...

Please enter me in, I've just found your blog. I'm afraid Rebecca is going to get my vote, hope that doesn't disqualify me from your giveaway.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Hi just popped over from Gina's after admiring her lovely snowflake to find another one! They are so beautiful!
Vivienne x

sunnisandy said...

I would love to be put in the santa's hat, to receive something of yours would be so exciting, I love your photos of winter red. Your photos and words amaze me.
Happy Holidays, Sandy

susann*es said...

A wondeful blog, Carolyn - and a a wonderful idea: a red snowflake. HOT HOT HOT

I'll jump into your hat and wish MERRY CHRISTMAS to all of you.

Susann

Sophie Munns said...

Season's greetings Carolyn!
Its really xmas at your blog...

best to you,
Sophie

Cathy said...

Have a busy and creative time making your cards and prezzies Carolyn. I bet they are wonderful to behold. I have been lazy and bought mine...lol. The snowflake is gorgeous. Put me in Santa's hat please.

Lesley said...

Yes, yes, yes he won. I've spent so much voting for him that my husband said he was putting a parental block on the telephone He didn't think to do that on the TV red button lol If you get this e-mail, please let me know on
technoturt@yahoo.com as I don't know if I've posted to the right one luv Lesley PS, my husband who hates all things Christmassy, has been singing along with your music. So, thank you. blessings

Lesley said...

I can;t believe it, I just sent you a message,but it didn't appear. I just want to say, he won, he won, he won, My husband was threatening to put 'parental control' on our phone, because of the number of votes I was sending in. Luckily, he didn't think of the'red dot' so I used that when he was out shopping. I was so convinced of the result, that I even let him vote for Rebecca without phoning in another vote myself. Isn't he fantastic, such a wonderful range. The fact that he looks good, doesn't really have anything to do with it, does it>

Beabee said...

What a beautiful piece!
Season's Greetings!

ParisMaddy said...

Truly lovely blog and I've found you just in time for your beautiful red crystal giveaway. Many happy days.

~ Madeline

Linda said...

Red in snow is beautiful! I have a photo of red winter berries in a Christmas snow storm hanging in my kitchen. No matter how warm the oven gets with baking cookies and such, the snow never melts. Have just recently discovered your blog and think it's beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Jo said...

Oh, RED! I love it - and your website. Beautiful winter season to you, Carolyn!

cardinal arts said...

if I am not too late; I would LOVE to be included in your snowflake draw - beautiful
__a

Anonymous said...

This summer we visited Cornwall and ofcourse St. Ives. Lovely atmosphere. So are your blogs. Always a joy to visit them.
Happy holidays, from a snowwhite Netherlands.
Francine (sorry no blog)

Franka said...

yezzz...I´m in! I send you sunshine from my litte island La Palma...christmas without snow but perhaps one snowflake...?

Carey said...

Why yes, I would love to win one of your crystal snowflakes! It will tide me over while I save up for a painting:)

Sam Bonney said...

I would love one of your Crystal snowflakes, I have one of your lovely tags from the inch by inchy tag swap, which is georgeous !
Happy Christmas x

potterjotter said...

Please count me in - I would love to have one of your snowflakes - so unusual.

Amanda said...

Would look perfick on my green, red and white tree!

Pom Pom said...

Hi Carolyn! YOU are so good with red! Lovely!

Andrea Pattison said...

Oh how I miss the UK wintry colours as I swelter in Australian Summer. A snowflake in my fave colour would be a very nostalgic xmas gift :-)
Thank you for sharing.
Andrea,
Perth W.Australia.

Angel.Pearls said...

Love your blog..the crystal-red-snowflake is adorable! Eva Sweden

Catharina Maria said...

What a nice and great gift your beautiful red snowflake , yes I will also win this lovely gift !
Your photos are a little bit of magic for me !
I am with my husband in Spain at this moment and we can not drive the car and caravan to Portugal because her is blowing the MISTRAL , a stark wind and very very very cold !!
Love from ♥RINI♥

Catharina Maria said...

Have you made this beauty ?
I forgot to ask in my comment .
Love ♥RINI♥

TextileTraveler said...

Carolyn, I just discovered your blogs and have been having a lovely time drinking a cup of tea and perusing your art. You are so inspirational! And yes, I would love to win the crystal snowflake!

Lynda Howells said...

l would love to win one of your crystals..they are beautifulx who ever wins it will be very lucky and good luck to everyonexxlynda

Joan Bobyn said...

Hello from the middle of the Canadian prairies, where we have MANY snowflakes for a VERY LONG time over our winter. I would be delighted to have a snowflake from St. Ives!

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Thank you all for entering the little giveaway. It is now closed and I shall soon reveal the winner ♥