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Free Gifts

To celebrate Mothering Sunday ( or Mothers Day, my mum prefers the traditional title! 26th March in the UK) I’m offering a free gift with every online order from my website shop or Etsy store. No code required, ends 2oth March.

Here are some ideas to treat your mum.

 

The free gift doesn’t apply to Zazzle products but check the top of their page for current offers.

Seasons Greetings

Apologies for my lack of posts this month but it is for a good reason as I’ve had a busy December! I experimented with Google AdWords and it seemed to work with regular online sales. Last posting dates in time for Christmas have passed, so things are a lot calmer now and I’ve paused my AdWords campaign.

dragonfly-large-tealightThese dragonfly tealight holders have been my best sellers and pleased that I sold a new line of coaster and glass sets. Can’t believe it took me so long to put them together to make a gift set! I’ll be adding more in the new year.

Wishing you all a relaxing break and happy festivities.

reindeer-ecard

 

Craft selection

Today I’ve a selection of crafters work from Etsy. Click on the photos to go to their shops

Jilly has some great sale items, like this Christmas brooch. Her sale ends 1st Dec as does mine.

christmas-brooch

Brenda from Teabreaks has a new collection of cards. I love this poinsetta one

poinsetta-card

Louise Mead has some beautiful artwork and she now does mobile phone cases

bird-iphone-case

For more great art and craft work see these Etsy teams, as sadly I can’t include everyone and must get on with some painting now! Craft Britannia  ACEO promotions  Made in Devon

 

Offers

With Christmas not too far away and many of us trying to keep costs down thought I’d start a series of posts highlighting special offers.

Today Zazzle UK are offering 40% off clocks & watches, 24% off anything else until the 17th with code WATCHTHISNOW.

Here are a selection of watches for animal loving men and women.

 
Wolf on the Prowl Sketch
Pleased to say I’ve sold a few clocks, here are just a few from my zazzle stores¬†
Zazzle.com has other offers with up to 50% off a variety of products, using code

LOVEZGIFTS50

New Zebra reverse glass painting

Every now and then I feel the need to do something different, as my regular readers know! This time I decided on semi abstract wall art, which you may have seen if you’re following me on Instagram.

Keeping with glass painting I painted this zebra on a windy plain, streaking the glass paint for a semi abstract effect.

What you see is in reverse, having painted on the inside of the glass. It is signed but not in reverse, I couldn’t get my head around that! 

Experimenting 

The difficult thing with painting on glassware is to stop the paint from running. To prevent this I paint in stages letting the paint dry in between.

Today I decide to experiment on a chipped bowl, which I can’t sell, and paint quickly without waiting.

With gravity the vertical zebra stripes are generally ok with the odd wobble here and there but it does look messy! However the horizontal striped legs are a different matter but I’m quite liking the running effect for reflections or an abstract piece.

I painted a frog too but he lost an eye, has elongated toes and speckles that grew to blobs! I’ve been meaning to do a frog wine glass though, so think I’ll stick to the usual way of waiting for the paint to dry before adding more.