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Sunday, 3 May 2015

Rick rack ribbon flowers


Hi,

Hope you are having a lovely weekend,  pity the weather could not be a bit better, we woke to rain and although the sun pops in and out there are a lot of black clouds running around.   
Do you remember these rick rack flowers they were my pinterest challenge for March link to post.   Well after a bit of thought I decided to use the flowers and on some hair clips,  I did sew them on and then used a little glue just to give them extra security ,  they are fiddly to make but with different colours of rick rack ribbon they can be very pretty. The rick ribbon can be quite stiff so they do make very firm flowers.  There is a link on the march post to how to make them.
Until we meet again take care, and enjoy the bank holiday weekend.  Perhaps the next bank holiday weekend the weather will play ball and be better.
                            Hugs
                       Margaret

Friday, 1 May 2015

Roll up roll up all the fun at the fair




Hi,

I seen to have got the crafting bug this week after not doing much for the last month,  here are two more cards I made over the weekend.
These are from the free gift that was in the new Papercraft Inspirations magazine for June which arrived on Saturday.  Its not often I say its a lovely free gift, often they are not worth it, but this kit certainly got my mojo back.    They are lovely and although I kept the cards simple by only adding peel off's and some ribbon,  the glittery papers and die cut images are lovely.   I did not made them to thick as I find people done want cards that are too thick with lots of layers because of the cost of postage.  This kit was well worth the cost of the magazine, and I have a lot left for more cards.
The top one is for a wedding anniversary, or could even be done for a wedding or engagement.  and the two at the bottom are for children's birthday cards.


I hope you like them, I did enjoy making them,
Hope you have a lovely weekend
                                   Hugs
                               Margaret

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Summer Days


Hi,
The mojo hit me this week, and I finally made a few cards,  Although  this card was for the CD Sunday Challenge I don't feel I layered it enough, so I wont be entering it into the challenge.
I used Joanna Sheens CD Summer Days,  this CD has some wonderful images on it and I really love this one,   I used the image matted it on green and pale green card,   used the backing sheet from the image,   Added a lovely die cut sent from a friend with a bunch of roses and ribbon I brought when we were in Sheffield.
I enjoyed making this card,   I hope to make another one for the challenge if I get time,  I have a few busy days ahead.
Until we meet again take care
         Hugs
     Margaret


Wednesday, 29 April 2015

CD Sunday Challenge purple-crazy-tribute-to-Wendy


 Hi,
Today we woke up to rain,  but as I write this the sun is coming out so hopefully now the garden has been watered the day will improve.
Today this is my card for the special challenge on the CD Sunday Challenge blog,  it is a tribute to Wendy known as Purple Crazy.
So my card is purple backing paper with glitter which does not show up very glittery,   the image is from Joanna Sheens CD The Pamela West Collection matted onto silver card and purple peel off lines,   purple check ribbon and some die cuts which three ladies so kindly sent me,  they wont let me thank them so ladies thank you as you can see I am using them and was very grateful for them.   hopefully one day I might get a machine.  My craft room is taking shape yes hubby has finally given in and let me have a craft room,  the desk has been done just waiting for the craft cabinet.
I hope this card will be a fitting tribute to a crafter who will be crafting with the angels.





In the meantime until we meet again take care
                         Hugs
                     Margaret

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Happy St George's Day

Hi,
I am a bit late but better late than never, today in England we celebrate St George's Day patron saint for England.  Unlike many other countries across the world we do not have a day off,  it's just another working day like any other.
Hope you have a great day at less the sun is shining and it's a beautiful day.
Hugs
Margaret

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

April Pinterest Challenge 15a/25 Motif challenge


 Hi
Another beautiful day her in Somerset,  and its really warm too, clear blue sky,  
As you know Suzanne and I are doing this challenge between us of finding things on Pinterest and trying out the ideas.
Well here is my April one,   I saw this bag on pinterest and I knew the pattern its actually a pattern from Tatting Patterns by Mary Knoior that has been used,   I started the bottom with a ring and then worked it round until I had the size of the bag.  It seem to take ages to reach the top of the bag and it worked out well, so well I am now making another couple.  I will post them with how I did the bags on another day.
Here is the bag closed.  I used Lizbeth thread no 20 in white and an organza bag for the inside.

Hope you like it
If you would like to see Suzanne's item on her blog here is the link  she has done the most gorgeous card.
I am sorry I have not been around all the blogs recently but some days the pain is just too much so please excuse me if I did not leave you a comment I promise that I will try and catch up with the blogs.
Until we meet again take care


                                  Hugs
                              Margaret

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Earrings to match 14/25 motif Challenge


Hi,
Do you remember this post on the 1st of April for International Tatting Day ,   well here they are the earrings I made to match the pendant although I have yet put the earring ring on yet I thought as I had nothing else at the moment I would show you these. I made the pendant from the book Tatting with Rings by Jon Yusoff,  its the first pattern called Kincir I have made from this book.  There were no earrings so I made these to match,  Using the whole ring made the earrings too big so I used half a ring with the pattern,   I used Lizbeth no 20 thread in Purple Splendor and white.

Here they are together,  I am pleased how they worked out.

Its a beautiful day here in Somerset and warm hopefully where ever you are you are enjoying the sun shine,   Vernon and I were out in the garden this morning,  nice to feel the sun and being able to top up my Vitamin D.
Until we meet again Take care.

                                        Hugs
                                    Margaret