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Sunday, 25 September 2016

Holiday tatting


This is what I can only call a total mess,  I did do a little tatting on holiday,  one piece I cant show you yet and the other it waiting for the ends to be sewn in,  But this is what you can call a total mess,  its supposed to be the woven bookmark which Carollyn and Wendy did,  well as you can see the picots are far too long.  I meant to take my picot measure with me and in the end I borrowed a ruler from the hotel and made one from a piece of cardboard from my notebook.
The thread is no 20 Lizbeth thread
This is going in the bin and I will start again,  after I come back from Sheffield,  home for five minuets and back up to Sheffield for another injection this time in the eye.  Perhaps when they get my eye right I might be able to make a better job of this bookmark.....  don't hold your breath.
Hope you are having a lovely weekend

Sunday, 18 September 2016

CD Sunday Challenge - Things with Wheels


This is a scheduled post as I am in Greece,  I will be  thinking of you on the beach in the sun.
Anyway this fortnight its Carol Choice and its things with wheels,  I used the La Pashe CD Something for Everyone,  and the BMX Bikes image which I decoupaged and the no 2 backing paper that went with the image,  I thought I would use a round card as its for a wheels challenge.  I matted the card onto a maroon card and also a Happy Birthday banner as well,  and then finished off the card with silver peel offs and corner pieces.  I great card I think for a male birthday.
If you would like to join in please come and join us we would love to see you here is the link for the CD Sunday Challenge blog
Have a lovely weekend
Until we meet again take care

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Things we see


I never had time to put a post for this week before I left, and of course blogger does not take photos off the iPad unless you have a special app, which I don't have or normally need.
While out and about I saw this sign in the toilets of a local restaurant here in Halidiki

                                 Men to the left

                                 Women to the right

                                 Because they are always right

So there you have it ladies,   Need I say any more.
Hope you are having a nice day and weekend,  see you some time next week.


Saturday, 10 September 2016

Butterfly card


Here's a card that I made recently,  Its a butterfly which I embossed though my die cutting machine on parchment and then cut out, I also embossed the green card underneath so when I put the butterfly, just attaching by the body leaving the wings free on the card,  I then matted the whole thing onto a card with green backing paper from stash. I placed green gems on the body of the butterfly and finished off with peel off flowers and a Happy birthday,  
I did like this card and will make another one,  standing the card up the butterfly stood out and in the light,  the green card shone though the butterfly,
Until we meet again have a nice weekend

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Flower Fairies


This is a scheduled post as I am now away soaking up the sun hopefully on a Greek beach.

I thought I would show you some Flower Fairy cards I made sometime ago,   I found the images when I was sorting out stuff in my craft room,  they were part of a calendar which was free with a magazine.

The one above is Gorse,  and this one to my left is Bindweed,

This is my favourite Forget me not,

This one is Fuchsia  and below is Poppy.

Hope you are keeping well and until we meet again
Take care


Sunday, 4 September 2016

CD Sunday Challenge - Shades of Autumn

This fortnight the CD Sunday Challenge was picked by Pauline,  and her choice is Shades of Autumn.
I used Joanna Sheens CD The Pamela West Collection disc 1,  for the backing paper and matching image mated onto cream card.
I used die cut leaves in orange,  pale red, and gold,  some flowers from stash in red and cream with red studs,  Yellow and gold ribbon making a double bow and some ribbon in the spray of flowers.
Finishing off the card with a cream and orange card with gold peel offs and corner flower.
I hope you like my card for this challenge,  if you would like to join in please do so here is a link to the CD Sunday challenge blog ,  we would be pleased to see you,  Just remember to use something from a CD


Wednesday, 31 August 2016

August Pinterest Challenge - Pin Chicks ~ Bracelets


Another month and another challenge,   this time I saw this pattern on Pinterest and like the idea of making a bracelet with it,   I had several  trys and different sizes of rings and chains and this is what I came up with in the end, These bracelets do not have beads,  hopefully I will find time to try a variation with beads.
The pattern is really simple,  just chains and spilt rings and I don't  have a name for this pattern yet,
                                                      Starting with the first colour
There is a small ring at the beginning for the clips so we start with a ring 8 - 2 close ring.
Ring 2+ (join to first ring) 4-2 close ring
Chain 15 ds
Ring 2-2/2-2 close ring
Chain 15 ds  repeat until you have the required length

Second colour
Ring 2 + (join to the first ring) 4 + (join to second ring on the length) 2 close ring
                                                      chain 15 ds
                                                      Ring 2 + (join to the other side of ring) 2 / 2 + join to next ring on                                                         length)  2 close ring
                                                     Chain 15 and continue until you have finished the length finish with                                                      a ring 2+ 4 - 2 close ring and another ring for the clips 2+8 and close                                                      ring.
I used white lizbeth thread,  in white and purple and white with red and green no 20 threads.

Well there's my challenge do pop over and see what the other ladies had done this month,
Suzanne,                      Margaret 2

Caroline                       Muskaan

We are having beautiful weather at the moment, hopefully you are enjoying it.