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Thursday, 23 November 2017

Happy American Thanksgiving Day

Hi,

To all my 

American Followers

Happy Thanksgiving Day.

Have a great day.

Hugs
Margaret

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Polish doily from Craftree update.



Hi,

Well here is an update on this doily,     I should have put this on last week as below is where I am now.   I started the long chains in white and this is rounds 6 and 7,  I don't like the long chains,  I have only roughly blocked this hoping when I get more rounds on it will straighten out a bit more.

Here is the latest round in purple round eight.   I was unable to sew in the ends yesterday as the light was very bad.   I really don't know if I am going to like this doily or not, time will tell,  its not my usual colouring,   sometimes you have to try something different.  again this was only roughly blocked,  I have been doing Carolyn's method of damping the doily and rolling it out with the rolling pin,  it works saves using the iron too.


What do you think?
                                    Hugs
                                Margaret

Monday, 20 November 2017

Happy Birthday Vernon


Hi,

Today is Vernons Birthday,   and I made this card for him,   I used Joanna Sheens House Mouse Project book no 1 for the image and backing paper,  I matted the image and a sentiment on magenta miri card,   and matching ribbon down the side.   Not the usual colour card for a man but he loves a cup of tea and I thought this image of the teapot is just him.

We have a busy few days coming up,  I expect by Thursday I will be knackered.
Have a good week
                                      Hugs
                                   Margaret

Sunday, 19 November 2017

CD Sunday Challenge - Christmas things with wings


Hi,
Another challenge at the CD Sunday Challenge blog this time its Jane's choice and she choose Christmas things with wings.
I am also entering this card to the crafting with dragonflies challenge, which is Christmas card in no traditional colours.
I won this angel on Facebook last year from Craft World and its the first time I have used her, so I felt she was perfect for this challenge.  The paper comes from the CD, Glitter and Glitz Art Deco Christmas CD by Debbi Moore,  it proves you don't need to use images just the backing papers from CD's.
I cut an oval out of the card, cover the front and put a separate piece behind the angel so she hangs down in the middle of the oval.  I used a white piece of ribbon to hang her and another piece of white glittery ribbon for a bow above her.   I finished the card off with some silver sequins and die cut a Merry Christmas.
CD Sunday now have a Facebook Page for those who would like to join in the challenge without 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


Saturday, 11 November 2017

Birthday card with Bling

 Hi,

Today is a very wet and windy day here in Somerset,    i'm hoping the light will get better as the day goes one,  not looking like it at the moment.
I saw this challenge when I was commenting on Wynn's blog,  and thought it would be nice to enter,  I don't do many challenges so hopefully my card will be OK.
The challenge on Crafting with Dragonflies is Stash with Bling,   well this card is from my stash,  the images are left overs from another card, from Gnomes and Faries CD La Pashe,  Everything on this card is from stash including the ribbon and gems.  I glittered the images to add extra sparkle.  The images were put on flat as this card is going to be put in the post and travel overseas.

Hope you have a lovely weekend,
                                    Hugs
                                Margaret

Sunday, 5 November 2017

CD Sunday Challenge - Take a Stamp

 

Hi,
Another fortnight has flown by and time for another challenge from the CD Sunday Challenge group,  this time is was Carol's turn to choose and she went for "Take a Stamp".
This has been my nightmare challenge I rarely these days do any stamping,  so I first had to find my favorite stamp which I like to emboss with,   embossing well that was another thing when did I last do any of that,   so a real challenge.
Anyway I think it turned out quite well,  I used Fantasy by Penny black stamp and embossed it three times in white and green embossing powders,   die cut the image into an oval,   and used the backing paper from A winter walk in the Countryside CD.  I used some silver ribbon and made a matching bow.  I placed red, green and white gems in the branches of the trees,  and die cut a father christmas with reindeer and I cant remember the name of the die, and finished it off with silver peel off Merry christmas.
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


Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Polish Doily from Craftree

Hi,

Just thought I would update you on the doily, as you can see I have done round four and five and this time I have used a shaded pink Cordonnet No 20,   I found this one in my draw of stock,  no idea when I brought it but it has a lovely shine on it,  and I did enjoy tatting with it.  I still have the ends to sew in but the light has not been since I got back from Sheffield.
We had good news from the hospital the fluid has gone,  the eyesight has improved and they don't want to see me for six months,   at least it will be spring when we do the journey again.  Just need to get rid of this cough and the remains of the flu.
I am now on round six,  from now on its lots of long chains.
Hope you are having a good day
                                    Hugs
                                 Margaret