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Tuesday, 31 May 2016

May Pinterest Challenge by the Pin Chicks

Hi,

                                                Meet Mr and Mrs Button Doll Charm

We have always said if something does not work or goes quite right we would tell you,   well I could not get a big enough bead,  and ended up with a cotton head,  so I painted them ha ha they ended up too dark so I tried to rub some off,  not the best idea in the world,  then put a face on them, was this a successful challenge not really but I had fun playing with buttons.
They have 10 buttons on each leg,  8 buttons on each arm,  11 buttons on the body and 3 button for the head,   two beads at the bottom of each  leg and two smaller beads than the legs at the bottom of each arm.   I put in some wool for her hair which I frayed and make it look curly.
Here is a link for them Button up fun Crafting,
I have no idea what the other pin chicks have done apart from Carollyn,  here is the links for the blogs  Suzanne,
           and our new lady called Margaret link to her blog

          Muskaan,
          Two Shuttles,
         Carollyn who has already blogged her item here is her link
Please do pop over and see what they have been doing and if you want to join in,  Suzanne will give you all the details.
Have a nice day
                                   Hugs
                               Margaret

Sunday, 29 May 2016

I have news

Hi,

Yes I have news for you,  and I am so delighted and proud to announce that I am now a member of the CD Sunday Design Team.
I have been completing in their challenges for years so it was a pleasure when I heard that they had chosen me as a design member.
I have a lot to learn and a lot of things to do but hopefully you will enjoy the cards I make for the team.
My first card as part of the team will be in two weeks.
Have a lovely weekend,  its another Bank holiday here in the UK,  but the weather has decided not to play ball.
Until we meet again
                         Hugs
                     Margaret

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Tatted Pendant

Hi,

I have not done much recently in the way of tatting,  I am also sorry if you have not had a comment on your blog,  I am very behind in commenting but time has flown and I seem to be at a standstill and yet doing things,   but I did finish this the other day its Sue Hanson's Celtic motif,   I have added a ring at the top for a ring to be added so I can put it on a chain.
I added small seed beads around the outside  for every other Picot I added one has one bead and three beads on the other picot,
I used Lizbeth Thread Niagara Falls  and white no 20 which I had on the shuttles to use up.
Until we meet again take care
                                          Hugs
                                      Margaret

Monday, 23 May 2016

CD Sunday Challenge - something beginning with B......


 Hi,
It seems ages since I posted anything on there but its not to say I have not been doing anything,  its just been a busy couple of weeks, hopefully I can catch up this week ???
This fortnights challenge on the CD Sunday Challenge is Something beginning with B....,   I hope you have got it because when I asked my husband he said blue,  nope my something beginning with B..... is Butterfly actually with the amount of butterflies perhaps we should make it Butterflies.
I thought I would keep this card simple and clean,  so I used Joanna Sheens Enchanted Dreams CD,  the image and the belonging backing paper,  I mounted the image on cream card and added a pink and blue ribbon making them into one bow,  and then added the parchment butterflies with pink  self adhesive gems  in the middle,  one gem thought it was better to stick to my finger than on the butterfly no matter how hard I tried to get it to stick on the butterfly it firmly thought one finger or the other was better, half and hour later it was on the butterfly with glue.
I hope you like my card,
Until the next time take care
                                   Hugs
                                Margaret



Wednesday, 11 May 2016

CD Sunday Challenge - Songs from the Movies


Hi,
This fortnights challenge on the CD Sunday Challenge site is songs from the movies.  It took a lot of thinking about and in the end I came up with this card,  I hope you like it.
We have a 50th wedding anniversary coming up that we have to give a card to and when I saw this image well this card is what you could say is killing two birds with one hit,
The image comes from La Pashe CD Something for everyone and the song is from the movie Titanic I think you might have already got there - My Heart will go on.
The image and the backing paper have come from the same CD,  I matted the image on gold card,  cut gold hearts from the same card,  used two beautiful die cuts that were sent to me by friends,  thank you  they are beautiful dies,  gold ribbon behind the bottom dies cut and gold ribbon bow and pieces in the spray of flowers.

I hope you like my cardI have not been around much this week so if I have not commented on your blog recently I will catch up with you,  
Until we meet again take care
                                   Hugs
                               Margaret

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

My Goal - Finished


Hi,
My goal is finished,   I passed the point which my goal was supposed to be finished for the course at the Mineral Hospital in Bath,  and I went on and I can now say its finished.
Here it is 14 inches in diameter in Cranberry Bush and light leaf green Lizbeth thread no 20,  The pattern Land of Laces Heart Doily,
I do like this design and will do the mat again one day but my only thing is there is a little ring between the hearts that you do when joining the hearts to mat which just wont lay down and will need a bit more blocking,  if I do the mat I wont be doing the little ring.
My next appoint at the Mineral hospital is the 16th May so I can say I did achieve my goal and more.
Have a nice day
                          Hugs
                      Margaret

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Craftree 2016 year long 24 Snowflake Challenge

The Sixth day of December

Hi,
Its a bank holiday here in the UK,  but the weather is not what you would call spring,  more like winter.
You know what they say you wait for a bus to come along and then you get two well its a bit like this blog you wait for a week and then you get two posts in two days.
As you know we are doing a challenge over at Craftree from the book 24 Snowflakes in Tatting by Lene Bjorn, and their is a design for each day of December leading up to Christmas and we are doing two snowflakes per month.  well here is day six and seven,  yes its the 1st of May and I am a bit behind but we did not really start the challenge until February.  
Day six is above I did this one in white Lizbeth thread no 20 this is a lovely design to do nothing hard about it.
The Seventh Day of December
Here is Day 7,  this design is a little bit harder with onion rings,  not many tatters like onion rings but I love them,  why are they call onion rings well they are the rings in the design where the rings are tatted together,  in other words you do a ring and then put chains around the ring,  hence onion rings.  I hope that explains it to the non tatters who read my blog.   I used white and Niagara Falls (blue) Lizbeth thread no 20,  for inside the onion rings and the middle of the snowflake
I am pleased with both these snowflakes,   and will do both again,  may not be saying that with the next two which are harder.

Hope you are having a lovely weekend
                                    Hugs
                                Margaret