Sunday, February 10, 2013

A Mini How-To & A Valentine Giveaway...

Good Sunday evening, everyone!
 
I am running a little behind (surprise!)...
 
I was thinking of doing something for Beverly's Pink Saturday
 
(that would also be appropriate for Valentine's Day),
 
and then all of a sudden it was Sunday!
 
 
It's okay, though...hearts are good anytime, not just on February 14th...
 
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Here are a couple of little polymer clay hearts I made,

and I will tell you...

 (and show you...to a point...I didn't take as many photos as usual)

how I did them.

For the larger pin/brooch, condition (knead) a ball of light pink

 polymer clay...make it about the size of a large gumball.

After rolling it into a nice smooth little sphere, take a straight-edge blade

and cut right down into it about a half an inch.

This will make the top lobes of the heart.

At this point you just start smushing and shaping....

pulling the bottom into a little point...

You really just have to play with it...you'll get it!

If you're wondering, I tried using a heart-shaped cutter, but believe me,

this free-form shaping looks much better!

It doesn't have to be perfectly symetrical...

If you Google "polymer clay heart" (images), you'll see all sorts of shapes...

Honest ~ a little wonky looks best!

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Pat it flat...about 3/8" is good...you just don't want it too heavy.

That tool in the background is one of a set of three that are meant for some sort

of "embossing" paper craft (they came with instructions for making paper flower petals),

but they are excellent for adding texture to polymer clay.

 I got them at Hobby Lobby in the scrapbooking section.

That said, however, there are a multitude of

household objects that make great texture-tools...

just rummage around in your junk-drawer a bit and experiment!

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I already had some lentil-shaped freshwater pearls with little bi-cone crystals

on some headpins, left over from a jewelry project...

I also added a freshwater stick pearl.

The leaves and fronds are just little snakes and

 rice-sized bits of green clay. You can roll these out and pick them right up with

a needle-tool (they'll stick with very little effort),

 then use the tool to press in the leaf centers

and veins...this will be enough pressure to attach them securely

to the clay, as well.
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I made the rose exactly like I did here, on the little "arbor" over the Fairy House door...
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I trimmed the "tail" with my straight edge, and also used just a dot of liquid

polymer to secure it in the leaves...
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Brush just a little Pearl Ex powder here and there...

(Believe me, a light hand is best with Peart Ex...it's easy to go over-board!)

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Bake per your brand of polymer clay's instructions...
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I finished it with a light coat of Diamond Varathane (a water-based sealer)

(It will also have a pin-back) ~ :^)
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I also made a smaller pendant, using the same basic technique.

I will be giving both of these pieces away...♥

Just leave me a comment before midnight (CST) Tuesday night..

and I'll draw two names...(well, I will have Jonathan draw them ~ :^)
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Here's something new...a little tiny Fairy House...

Made with papier mache and polymer clay, over an ornament...

Fingers crossed that this will turn out as planned!
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And finally, one of the "arty" things I told you about a little while back..,

Since "The Holly King" is now in his new home,

I can show him!

He is made with Creative Paper Clay (and a little polymer clay, in the holly leaves and berries)

on a dried gourd, painted with acrylics.

That's all for now!

Have a good Monday!

Love,
 
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126 comments:

  1. Wow Anne , you are one busy CREATIVE lady! Yes you are!!! You can turn even the smallest piece of clay into something that looks wonderful!
    These hearts are so lovely with the beads tucked into them.
    As for your Holly King he is just fabulous! I love every detail you put into his creation!
    I am certain your new tiny fairy house will not disappoint. <3

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  2. You always do such great work! Those hearts are so cute, detailed and perfect! :) And, it looks like a great start on your new fairy house. I am anxious to see the final product! ! ! :)

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  3. Hi Anne! You are a true artist! Your heart is lovely (and so are the hearts you made!) Have a great week!

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  4. Anne!
    Thanks for visiting my blog! You live the same things I do! Pic Monkey and the font! LOL I love your clay sculpting and your painting is gorgeous!
    My hubby does clay, after Iwatching shove all those gorgeous things he made out of Play dough for the kids for years, I said, No more, we are cooking some of this stuff!
    He hass his own sculpy and tools...I want to sculpt a Santa sometime....I even have a German gal in my aresa that teachers classes. Id on't knokw how many I will do but I want to get started!
    I can't wait to look around your blog more.
    See you again!
    Love your blog...and the valentine roses are so sweet and pretty!
    hugs,
    Betsy

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  5. goodness me those hearts are just perfect for valentines day, how do you manage to get them so perfect? I am all thumbs when it comes to fiddly things like this!

    thanks also for stopping by my blog too! I'm following you too now!

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  6. What patience you have! And thanks so much for coming to my blog...you're most welcome!

    Sarah x

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  7. wow so lovely and so creative x

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  8. Just lovely, you do amazing work and your photographs are always so wonderful!

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  9. Dear Anne
    I am in awe of your polymer clay skills! I am just starting out using polymer clay in my jewellery making, but your modelling skills are amazing. I would love to be entered in your giveaway please (is this OK even though I live in the UK?) Even with your excellent tutorial, I'm pretty sure my heart wouldn't look anything like yours!
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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  10. Anne your projects are always wonderful! Those little hearts are precious. Can't wait to see the little fairy house.

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  11. Hi Anne, so glad you joined me, and I am definetly going to follow you. I love your blog, you are a very talented artist.

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  12. Wow you are so talented. I love The Holly King:)

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  13. You are the most versatile and talented artists I know. I'm always enchanted by your creations!

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  14. Wow-you surely are talented. The heart is so beautiful. I've never tried polymer clay, but I think I'll give 'er a whirl one of these days! I do love seeing all the wonderful things you make.
    Debra

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  15. Such beautiful work, Anne! You know that I am a real fan of your art!

    Have a good Monday.

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  16. You are such a talented lady. The heart is beautiful!

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  17. Beautiful work Anne! So many great ideas. Thanks for stopping by my blog too!

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  18. Anne the hearts are beautiful. Thank you for the turorial. I am just stunned by your work in clay. The Santa is simply amazing!

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  19. I love all of your work but those hearts are just...WOW!

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  20. How beautiful. I would love to be involved in this giveaway.
    Thank you for following my blog and I am following yours as well :-)

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  21. I love the things you create...You have a ton of talent..

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  22. Hi Anne - thanks for visiting Comptonia and leaving a comment :)
    You make charming things! That close-up of the rose in especially gorgeous. I'm going to poke around more and look at your other creations!

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  23. Wow Anne!! You have out done yourself...so many beautiful creative things! Thank you so much for the Giveaway! Everything is so wonderful! The details you are able to achieve are just amazing! Hugs! deb
    nuleaf at comcast dot net

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  24. That Holly King is so amazing. I am truely jealous of whoever was fortunate enough to purchase it. The hearts you made are absolute works of art. You must have the best eyesight to be able to work with such small delticate pieces of clay, as well as the patience of a saint. I love that once they are painted, no one would ever suspect that they are made of clay. I have some clay in my craft supplies & you have inspired me to do a few valentine things. Of course, I don't have your talent so I will lower my expectations and have fun.

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  25. Wow! You do amazing work! Thanks for following my blog and I am now your newest follower too! The pics you take are fantastic!!
    Rachel

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  26. So beautiful and sweetly detailed! Thanks for sharing but I am sure mine would turn out looking like a blob! You are so talented and creative! Have a love-ly week! xx

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  27. You left a comment on my blog - via the Grow Your Blog Party, and I'm here to do the same. Your pendent is just beautiful, what a thoughtful giveaway!! And I love the background pic you have on your blog:) Chocolates are my fav!!

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  28. So Impressive and beautiful work Anne♥
    xoxo,
    Dena

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  29. Your blog is just delightful!!! I am so glad you found me and that I got to meet you! I love your work. So unique. I'll be following:-)

    Hugs,
    Terri

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  30. I love your hearts ;o) So beautiful ;o) Please enter my name ;o) Your Holly King is stunning!! Wow!! I can't wait to see the little Fairy house finished ;o) Have a great one ;o)

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  31. I am in awe! You make me want to climb the stairs to my own studio. One day! Thanks for sharing. Bonnie

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  32. Thanks for visiting my blog Anne. Vicky's idea was wonderful! I love your background pics with the chocolate heart boxes. What lovely work you do, very dainty. Please enter me in your giveaway! Thanks, Sami

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  33. Wow..such beautiful creative work. You should offer classes at a school or Library or something and charge for classes. You would be a good teacher. I would be proud to own something you made :)
    Hugs
    Nancy

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  34. Hi Anne. Thanks for following Misplaced Mermaid. I like your work too so I'm number 701 on your followers list. Your cats are beautiful! I'm an animal lover as well. Nice to meet you.

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  35. My goodness gracious, what fantastic polymer clay and paper clay artwork you've done! It's fantastic. I also think your photographs really highlight the images and make them almost come alive, almost tactile to a photographer and another artist who likes to get her hands in things. I love your blog, love your style of writing, your sense of humor, and all of it. I say, let's become blogging friends. I'm going to do what I have to do to "follow" you.

    Oh, and I think the way you put the name of your blog on your images is fantastic. Do you use a brush in Photoshop or just type over each image in Photoshop. I'm a real Photoshop lover and learning more and more.

    Marrianna

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  36. That's a lovely project, Anne! thanks for visiting my blog. : )

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  37. You are so creative!! Love the hearts and LOVE the "Holly King". He is adorable.
    I always enjoy my visit.

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  38. Oh Anne! Your work is gorgeous!!!!! WOW! I am actually going to be making a fairy house this weekend with my daughter...can't wait to see how your turns out! And I thank you for coming by my blog and becoming a follower! I can't wait to follow along with you!!!! All the best! Nicole

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  39. Hi, Anne!

    Thank you for visiting me via Vicki's GYB party. I see that we both linked up to Beverly's Pink Saturday party also. I am a new follower of your blog too.

    I love your blog! I love your gorgeous art work! My daughter works with polymer clay also. Your hearts are amazing!

    I am glad we have connected via the blog world.

    Have a wonderful day,
    Terry

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  40. Hi Anne, thanks for visiting my blog today. I love your fairy house. I started a small fairy area in my garden, it makes me smile. I'll be following to see what else you create. Ronda

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  41. Wow! Such beautiful work. Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I am a new follower and will look back at other posts when I get just a little bit more time.

    Angela

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  42. Hi Anne
    Thank you for coming by my blog and following me . I will be doing the same as I am big admirer of polymer clay. Take care.
    Love the hearts you made and giving away...
    Jenny

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  43. I am in awe of your amazing talents...I am not just saying that I mean it. :) Your hearts are sweet...like you for giving them away.

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  44. Hi Anne! Thanks so much for leaving a comment on my blog and for becoming my newest follower! I am enjoying your blog and plan to follow you as well!

    Please enter me in the giveaway!

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  45. Amazing, just beautiful! I wish I had the patience to try that. I can see I'm going to be spending some more time looking at all your past projects!

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  46. Vow! What a beautiful blog i have infact fallen in love with your blog you are very talented!
    thanks for visiting my blog

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  47. Hi, Anne...I just saw your comment on my blog from the blog party! So glad to meet you..I see you are from Sikeston, Mo...even though I am now living in Texas, I graduated from the U. of Mo...Many many years ago!!! You have a beautiful blog! Thanks for visiting me...come back soon!!!

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  48. What care you put into your creations. Very lovely indeed. Thank you for also visiting my blog. I have begun following your blog now.

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  49. Gosh Anne, you make it look so effortless....and I know how hard working with clay can be! Of course, I've only ever used Paperclay...and it is so spongey :)

    Love these creations! The pearls add such a special touch to an already amazing pendant...

    ...and Holly King!! Wow...just wow!

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  50. Such beautiful roses! Glad to have met you through gyb;)

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  51. Wow!!! I'm in such awe of your work. How absolutely beautiful! I will definitely check out more of your site, but I wanted to be sure you knew I stopped by and I'm a follower!!!

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  52. Your roses are beautiful- i love the closeup. I also like your kitty banner!

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  53. Good morning, Anne. I've been looking at all your clever creations. Quite an inspiration. Best wishes,Una, Great Balls of Wool blog.

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  54. Hi! I'm so glad you stopped by my blog because that allowed me to find yours. I am in awe of the wonderfully creative things you do with polymer clay.
    I have joined as a follower so I can keep up with your creations
    I love all the vintage valentines you've posted too.

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  55. WOWZER! WOW just isn't enough! Your clay is a work of art! I have given my hand to it a time or too, but it doesn't resemble anything with I am done! Thanks for stopping by my blog and following along. I am blessed you did.

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  56. Hi Anne, thankyou so much for your sweet comment on my blog - all the more so because it led me here to your blog, which is lovely! Your polymer/clay work is just beautiful, I was never very good at it, so am in awe of those who are! Am adding you to my blogroll lis ;) xx

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  57. Hello Anne,

    Thank you so much for your
    sweet comment on my blog,
    and for signing in.
    I know, I felt the party was over before it even started.
    I still have to see so many blogs and sign in!
    I love your work. You are very talented !
    That chocolate fairy house is absolutely beautiful !!!
    Plan to see more of your
    lovely blog and the great things you created.

    See you,
    Hugs, Wilma.

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  58. Hi Anne, Thanks for visiting my blog, too. What beautiful creations you have here. Those hearts are wonderful. And I so agree with you, wonky is best!

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  59. Those are beautiful, and I agree that a little wonky is better. Have a good day! Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  60. Anne! thank you for visiting and joining my blog. I was so happy to come over here and see your wonderful heart brooches. I love them and I look forward to exploring your blog further.

    =)

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  61. Hi Anne,
    What fun! Love your creations! The Holly King is so adorable and I can't wait to see your fairy house. You have a wonderul imagination and a real talent. I come from a family of artists although I no longer paint myself due to health issues.
    Thank you for sharing your wee creations with us and enjoy your day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  62. I'm a new follower. Please stop by sometime and say Hello. Have a wonderful day!

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  63. Hello ANNE, Anne with an 'e' as my Aunty Anne told me with pride as my middle name is also Anne with an e. It's nice to meet you too. Thank you for your comment on my blog yesterday. I'm still making my way through the party list, and I'm so happy to have found your blog. You're so inspiring with your clay work. Adorable! I'm looking forward to following you too, and being inspired to get my poor, lonely, blocks of clay out.
    Sweet blessing to you,
    Chris

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  64. Anne,
    Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I'm so glad you found me, so I could find your blog! First, I LOVE your kitty! It is adorable. Also, I love your clay creations. I love to work with clay, but haven't done much with it. I did make some little birds at the beginning of the year. You can see them in my blog posts. But I love the hearts! I will have to try it out. Thank you for sharing your creativity with the world.

    Blessings,
    Fay

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  65. Hello anne, Thx for visiting my blog. I had heard of your blog but never got around to visiting. I'm not crafty but I am a daydreamer. I enjoy seeing where other people's flight of fancy take them.

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  66. hi anne! tx for visiting my blog and inviting me to your lovely blog! i immediately became a follower when i saw your artwork and your love for animals! tx for sharing and inspiting, i sure seem to need help with the inspiration part lately, i love your hearts! aloha, angi in hana

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  67. Hi Anne! So nice to meet you and your lovely blog!I will follow you also!Your work is beautiful....I have never done anything with polymer clay but you are making me want to!Thanks for sharing the lovely giveaway!!!!!!!!!!

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  68. Hi Anne, Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your creations are so neat. I don't have the patience to work with clay. I'm a ...have to see results right now..type person...lol.

    Lori

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  69. Hi Anne,

    Love your banner! The hearts are gorgeous!! I am a new follower! Thanks for stopping by my blog!! Hugs from me|! Linda

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  70. Thank you so much for the recent follow on my blog. You clay hearts are adorable. I wish I had the patiences to work on something so small and intricate.

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  71. You are very talented! I just love these and the Santa is really cute! Or maybe he is the Holly Kind? Either way he is cute!

    I have been through Sikeston many times while traveling. I have a girlfriend for many years that lives in Caruthersville and I have visited her many times.

    Love your blog and the name is really cute! Love the header!

    Thank you for visiting me too!

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  72. Anne: I am so grateful that you left the sweetest, funnest comment on my blog because it lead me to find you! After exploring your blog, I am amazed at your talent! I love all your creations...especially the fairy houses. (I have several fairy friends). I am a new follower of you too! -Derrith S. tiedupinribbon.bs.com

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  73. o my goodness, the heart is so gorgeous!! Never tried clay, but this inspires me greatly. Thank you for your sweet visit to my blog, I'm one of your new followers too!

    hugs, Wendy @ AppleApricot

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  74. I'm so glad you found me so I could find you! Before your page stopped loading, I was looking around, thinking "I've got to check that!" And, "Look at that!" I can see I'm in for a very enjoyable time when visiting you. See you again soon!

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  75. I adore The Holly King! Amazing! fabulous!!

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  76. Wow, that is absolutely amazing!!! You are very talented!!

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  77. Wow, Anne, Oh wow!! Your hearts are so very pretty!! I love them for Valentine's day. And your gourd king is so wonderful. You are so very talented.

    Have a very Happy Valentine's Day, my dear.

    Blessings for more creative fun,

    Marianne xo

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  78. Oh man, those little valentine hearts are so sweet! Thanks for visiting me from the GYBP...I am now following you back!

    Aloha from Vicki

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  79. Oh Anne, just love your clay work! I would love to be considered for your lovely give a way. BTW, Happy Valentines day to you!

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  80. Anne, thank you for your kind comment on my blog. You do BEAUTIFUL work! Awesome! :) Cathryn

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  81. Your work is beyond gorgeous, love you.

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  82. Hello Anne, WOW you are a super wonderful very talented artist. Your creations are exquisite, stunning and very imaginative. Love them all. I wished I lived next door sooooooooo you could teach me how to make those glorious gourd/clay house. Love them. Happy Valentine Day... Thanks for finding my blog. Hugs Judy

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  83. I way down yonder in the paw paw patch? Lots of visitors. I'm glad I stopped by to see this - beautiful. And, perhaps Jonathan will draw my name. But, I thoroughly enjoyed looking at the pieces and following with your instructions.

    Love ALL the pieces. Cute mini house in the works too.

    You do beautiful hand work with the shapes and details.

    Thanks for the post and the chance to enter the giveaway!

    Jenn

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  84. Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    I love your clay work and fairy houses. I gave my clay to my friends kids because I had too much else going on!
    I love how you redid that chair, too.

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  85. Just beautiful Ann, thanks so much for coming over to visit my blog, great to meet such crafty and creative women...
    Will look forward to see what else you are creating!
    Xo

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  86. Hi Anne,
    Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment on my blog, knitalatte. I think it is great that Vicki left up the list from our Grow your blog party. It was such fun. Now that I've found you, I can stop by again for a visit. I enjoyed looking around and seeing what you've been busy creating. The hearts are so very pretty.
    Hugs,
    Karen

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  87. Anne thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Nice to meet you. Your creations are beautiful. I'm awful with clay and trust me, I've tried many times. I've only ever had one thing that I was actually happy with LOL I'll be back to visit and read more of your blog. Hugs!

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  88. Well holy crow Anne! You are so talented!!! Thank you for coming by my blog, otherwise I would have never found you! What beautiful work you do - wow!!!

    Off to read and Follow you - I want to see more!

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  89. Anne, your work is beautiful. I'm so glad you found my blog through the GYB list and directed me here. I'm following now!
    Kim

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  90. Hi, Anne! Returning your visit! Thanks for stopping by The Modest Peacock! I AM IN LOVE WITH YOUR FAIRY HOUSES! Omigosh! Just lovely! :) Hope to read more of your posts soon. Bedtime just now. Have a great week!
    Love, Jenny

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  91. Love your artwork! Thanks for the follow! I'm following back!
    Sandy ;)

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  92. Hi Anne, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment. So glad you did or I never would have found your wonderful creative space. Your hearts are amazing!
    Looking forward to many more visits!
    Have a great week, your newest follower!
    Diana

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  93. Oh my goodness! I adore your hearts! I haven't worked much with polymer clay, but would LOVE to create my own hearts! Thanks for showing how it is done.
    Thanks also for visiting me. I'm one of your newest followers.
    Cheers!
    Helen@NaturesWalkStudio

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  94. Hi Anne, thanks for following my blog. I love your polymer and gourd creations. It all looks beautiful and you are very creative. Love those beautiful cats too.

    Thanks for the tutorials. I've visited older post very quickly but like what I see.

    I'll follow your blog too.
    JBJ

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  95. Anne, it is so good to have found you, too! We not only share being grandmothers, but animal lovers as well! We have 6 rescued cats and 1 dog. I also admire your artistic skill. I'm "artsy" too but not in the professional way you are! Looking forward to reading you on a regular basis! Best regards!

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  96. Wow your so talented! Thanks for stopping by my blog I am following you now also. Nice to meet you and look forward to getting to know you better.

    Kim
    Kimberly's Korner

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  97. Thank you for being my newest follower! I'm glad you followed because now I've discovered your blog and it's wonderful! You are truly a polymer clay artist. That inspires me to try working with clay again!
    Cathy
    CraftyCat

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  98. Thank you for visiting me from Vicki's GYB party! I too let the time slip away and I am slowly making my way through the list. I am happy for your visit as it allowed me to find you. I love your Santa! I have painted gourds and Santas were one of my favorite subjects. I am looking forward to reading your blog and getting to know you!
    Deb

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  99. Wow, this is just beautiful work. I have seen this clay creativity before but not with such a lovely touch! Really, just wonderful.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  100. Hi Anne! Thanks so much for coming by my blog...there are several on the blog party list that I haven't made it to yet! The rose on this pin is beautiful. And I can't wait to see the fairy house...how exciting!

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  101. Wow, Anne! What talent and patience you have. Thank you for leaving me a comment so I could discover your beautiful work. I am now following you as well.

    Love your blog name! I laughed out loud because I often have a little fur in my projects as well!

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  102. Dear Anne, First, thank you for visiting me or I could've missed you and your wonderful blog! I love your creative style and how you make intricate details on the heart. Vicki is awesome, agreed! I'm your newest follower girl with great style!! Huggs, Dianna

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  103. I LOVE IT! I am so happy that you visited, followed, AND left such a sweet comment!!! I am now here to try to reciprocate all three to you!

    I love the gnome...and those roses you make are fantastic! I once made a whole bunch of them out of a 'clay' made from a slice of bread and white glue. It was very neat to do!

    I hope you will pop over again and again...it is wonderful to meet you...and now...if you will excuse me...I am off to snoop around on your blog a litte more!
    xo happy Valentines!

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  104. Your Holly King is GORGEOUS!!!!
    Dear friend, what beautiful, inspirational, and HAPPY art you create!!
    I am so trying to make those hearts...heee..I know it won't be easy (you sure make it look easy, though!)...but I am determined to try! :)
    Sorry I did not come here in time for the splendid giveaway...
    Much love to you,
    - Irina

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  105. I would love one of those neat hearts. It is so generous of you to give away your artistic secrets, but I bet no one could quite finish the project with your touch.

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  106. Your hearts are just adorable. Thanks for the tutorial! Thanks for visiting me! Am
    going to follow you!

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  107. Beautiful Giveaway- you are sooooo talented!

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  108. Wow! You bring sculpting to beautiful levels.

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  109. Love your hearts, so pretty but Santa has stolen mine! He is stunning!
    Thanks for visiting Normandy you're more than welcome, anytime at all.

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  110. The hearts are lovely. I am not good at the clay thing, I will leave this up to you sence you are so good at it.
    Thanks for stopping by my "email from my grand baby" post. I had a great time blog hopping during the grow your blog party. I have met a lot of wonderful bloggy friends.
    Have a wonderful Valentine's Day.
    Michele

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  111. Hi Ann,

    Thank you so much for the little tutorial on how to make your hearts. Very clever and creative. I love how they turned out.

    Thank you so much for your visit. Maybe I should rejoin Pink Saturday agin. Hmmm . . . Wishing you a creative day.

    Cheers!
    ~Kellie

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  112. Howdy thanks for becoming my newest follower I have returned the favor.. and I am blessed, I just love your blog.. and your little creations oh so lovely... thanks for the invite..

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  113. Good to meet you Anne! and thanks for stopping by my blog today.
    Your 'work' is incredible! I am so impressed by it and work entailed to create such pieces.
    Happy Valentine's to you and yours.
    Jim

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  114. Anne Thanks for stopping by my blog and the nice comments.
    Your work is soooo beauitful. I haven't worked with Polymer clay since I was in to Minitures a few years ago, ok a lot of years ago but you make me want to make roses again. I. Your Holly King is out of this world I love it.

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  115. What a perfectly delightful blog! I see you paid me a visit, so I jumped over her and so glad that I did. Your creations are stunning, I adore the Old Santa and the little "houses" you made are like nothing I've seen before.....very nice.
    I'll be back.
    Kelly

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  116. Qué maravillas haces!
    Eres toda una artista!
    Gracias por tu comentario en mi blog, realmente Vicki ha logrado su objetivo y estoy feliz!
    Espero que sigamos comunicándonos para seguir viendo tus hermosas obras de arte.
    Un beso desde Chile
    Maru

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  117. HI Anne -- thanks for coming by and becoming a follower. I've enjoyed your Santas, especially. Afraid there's not much how-to over at Naperville Now :) Will enjoy watching you unfold your magic on this here blog.

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  118. OMG! You are just TOO talented for me! Your work is outstanding and beautiful!!!...:)JP

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  119. Hi anne
    thank you for visiting my blog---I am enthralled with yours and your art work. Thank you for sharing the how to's. I have a lot of art I want to be working on this new year. I am also checking off a bunch of wip projects that are must get dones---so I can concentrate on what I really want to be doing.......

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  120. Gasp! I love your polymer clay hearts and flowers--gorgeous! You are super crazy talented!

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  121. Everything is so beautiful! I'm sorry that I didn't visit in time for the drawing, but I just love your work, Anne.

    My science experiment that didn't work involved rock candy. What a mess; I worked to save it but eventually had to toss it all away, lol.

    Kathy M.

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  122. Anne, your hearts are gorgeous! You are very talented and creative!

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  123. Oh my those hearts are exquisite! SO beautiful.

    Anne, I don't think I have ever thanked you for following my blog, and I want you to know that I appreciate it so much.
    xo rachel

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  124. You are so creative.. I just love your work .... thanks for blogging with us and sharing your beautiful gifts.. I really enjoy them.. Have a blessed week
    ...............HUGS Sherry @ The Rusty Pearl

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