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Sunday, 20 May 2018

Mr Postman brings presents


Hi,
Today is a beautiful day,  the sun is shinning the sky is blue, no cloud and its warmer.   It feels like a summers day here in Somerset.
This was send from Carollyn link to her blog,   She sent a lavender soap,  a lovely notepad,  some tea and this beautiful beaded credit card holder,  see picture at the side.   My picture does not do it justice it is totally beautiful with tatting edging.  I know this is a late post but thank you Carollyn,  I need a new notepad for my handbag you must have been reading my mind.  It is a gorgeous present.


Carollyn is making some bunny shuttles,  in wood and they are gorgeous,  this is one from her,  I am going to look forward to using them and they are so tactile.  She is making and selling them at the moment,  I have put a link to her blog above.

I am behind with commenting so I will catch up hopefully in the next couple of days.   If you did get a strange email from me my Dropbox was hacked.   So far Dropbox have not replied to two emails the third will be very to the point.

Hope you are having a lovely weekend
                                Hugs
                             Margaret

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

One sheet Wonder Cards Challenge


Hi,
I hope you are keeping well and hopefully the sun is shinning.  Today I have joined the new blog challenge team as a DT,  so this is my first post as a DT for the Back to Basics and Beyond Challenge blog.   I hope you will come and join in this challenge.  This fortnight its One sheet wonder cards.  I have put the diagram at the top of the post,  It is basically make as many cards as you like from a 12 x 12 sheet of paper.   There is a minimum of two cards but the choice as to how many you make is up to you,  you could use the whole sheet.
This is my cards I made six in all,  I used a sheet of bronze damask rose paper which I brought some time ago from Create and Craft.




No 1  I enclosed the card with a cutterbug embossing folder used a square piece of the bronze paper and put peel offs around the square and a die cut butterfly










No 2  using a triangle of the bronze paper at the top of the card, floral ribbon from stash,  a bronze ribbon bow and bronze peel off happy birthday.



No 3  I used a square piece of the bronze paper,  a die cut spray and two tatted butterflies and a piece of bronze ribbon down the size


No 4  Using the other bronze triangle place the other way,  a bronze peel off down the side and bronze happy birthday peel off and a copper vase and red rose embellishment from stash

No 5  with three squares of bronze paper,  I placed three embellishments from stash a bow made from the bronze ribbon and a happy birthday bronze peel off and some hearts from the same sheet peel off


No 6 Using three strips of bronze paper I cut a rose die which I brought from Amazon in white card and the Best wishes die also cut from white card, was free this month from Tattered lace magazine.



I hope you will join in and enjoy this challenge,   we are a new blog so do pop over and visit us.
Have a  nice day,
                            Hugs
                        Margaret

Sunday, 13 May 2018

CD Sunday Challenge - Art Deco


Hi,
Time for another challenge at the CD Sunday challenge blog and this time its my turn to choose,  I love art deco so my choice is Art Deco

For this card I used Debbi Moore Designs Art Deco Special Edition Bookazine CD,  everything for this card is from the CD apart from the feather, pearls, and ribbon oh and the die cut foliage.  I have 3d her dress and added a glitter.

I am also entering this card in the Back to Basics and Beyong Challenge.

CD Sunday challenge now has a Facebook page for those who would like to enter the challenge and do not have a blog,   here is a link to the page

I hope you will visit the CD Sunday Challenge site, and remember if you want to enter the challenge you must use something from a CD no matter how small and let us know which CD you used.  Here is a link to CD Sunday Challenge blog  we would be pleased to see you.
I hope you are having a lovely weekend
                                  Hugs
                              Margaret



Sunday, 6 May 2018

Polish Doily from Craftree - Finished

Hi,

Its a beautiful weekend in the UK,  the sun is shining and its quite hot,  plus its a bank holiday.

At last I have finished this doily which Fox very kindly (not) said after she gave up that I could do it,  well yes I have done it,  it needs another blocking those chains, really do need it,  if I ever do it again I would split those long chains and join them.  Am I pleased with it well to be honest it looks better than I thought and am pleased to have finished it. 
I used Lizbeth thread in white and Purple and Cordonnet pink thread all in no 20.
My message to Fox how about starting it again,  you can do it.
Have a lovely weekend
                                      Hugs
                                  Margaret

Sunday, 29 April 2018

CD Sunday Challenge - Anything Goes


Hi,
Its time for another challenge at CD Sunday Challenge Blog,  this time its Wynn's choice and its Anything goes,  anything goes as long as its from a CD or using an element from a CD.
For my card I have tried to do something different,  I used the embossing folder window frame as the backing for the card,  and put in the window an image from the Pamela West CD by Joanna Sheen,   I placed a piece of acetate for the glass.   I used a die called Hickey Dicky dock grandfather clock with the mouse going up the clock,  yes he is there.  I put a vase with flower soft which I mixed several colours together and added very small silver gems in and on the vase.  I also put the same very small gems on the clock face.  Finished off the card with a bow.

CD Sunday challenge now has a Facebook page for those who would like to enter the challenge and do not have a blog,   here is a link to the page

I hope you will visit the CD Sunday Challenge site, and remember if you want to enter the challenge you must use something from a CD no matter how small and let us know which CD you used.  Here is a link to CD Sunday Challenge blog  we would be pleased to see you.
I hope you are having a lovely weekend
                                               Hugs
                           Margaret

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Punches and Dies Crafting with Dragonflies



Hi,
I'm late,  very late with this card, I nearly did not enter this card,  I played with dies literally,   this card is all dies,  I used a green card as the base and cut this round die which I found on Amazon and loved it,  (OK it was a impulse buy).  
I cut three round dies in red and placed them on the card and then place a flourish, flowers, with a butterfly all white,  I glittered them with silver glitter and put gems in the middle of the flowers.
I am entering this card in the Crafting with Dragonflies challenge.
Hope you had a good day
                            Hugs
                        Margaret

Monday, 23 April 2018

Happy St. Georges day



         I wish all my followers in England,
           a very Happy St. Georges Day,
        It would be nice if it was a bank holiday.
Enjoy your day.