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Sunday, 26 June 2016

CD Sunday Challenge - Once upon a time


Hi,
This is a scheduled post but we are just back from Austria,   this fortnight the challenge on the CD Sunday Challenge is Once upon a time.
OK I thought of Cinderella,  the backing paper is from Joanna Sheens CD Enchanted Dreams.
When I made this card I put the oval card on the backing paper and then saw there were three faces on the paper,   they look like the two ugly sisters and buttons.   I have put an enlarged picture on the left.
I used a die cut for the horse and carriage and a spray of Ivy leaves at the top,  with a spray of white roses, pearls,  white velvet ribbon and ivy leaves on the left top side.   With the words "Your carriage awaits" in silver lettering.
Do pop over and see the other DT cards, they are amazing.
I hope you like my card.
Have a lovely weekend
Hugs
Margaret


Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Craftree Year long Snowflake Challenge

Hi,

At last a snowflake,  this is The tenth Day of December,   I did this one in pure white, lizbeth thread,  as you know we are doing a challenge over on Craftree using the book 24 snowflakes in tatting and hoping at the end of the challenge in December we will all 24 .

                              Hugs
                          Margaret

Saturday, 18 June 2016

What you do see

Hi,

This is a scheduled post as I am now on my way to Austria,   I saw this the other day when I went to Wells,   I hope anyone looking for this street will be able to find it though the ferns.
Wells is the smallest city in England,  in the county of Somerset and with its charm and water running down both sides of the high street,  it has the usual shops like everywhere else.   If you do visit do go and see the swans in the Bishops Place they ring the bell on a rope for food.  They have just had some signets and now will be teaching them to ring the bell too.  I will try and get some pictures next time I go for you to see.
I took the picture on my old mobile phone so I hope its clear enough.
Until I get back take care see you soon
                                 Hugs
                             Margaret

Sunday, 12 June 2016

CD Sunday Challenge - No image or photo


Hi,
This is my first card for the CD Sunday Challenge as a team member,
No image or photo that was a hard one,  but I got there in the end,   I used Joanna Sheens CD Enchanted Dreams for the backing paper, which had the butterflies printed down one side,  sheer ribbon for the bow down the side,   I brought the die cut spray last year at the Bristol Parchment show and added gems in the centre of the flowers,  and finished off the card with gold small butterflies and gold happy birthday.
I hope you like my card.
                Hugs
            Margaret

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Spinning wheel

Hi,

Finally a spinning wheel,  I really enjoyed this pattern by Mary Knoior,  I have had the book called the Pattern book of tatting since it was published but this is the first time I have made this pattern.  It seemed to take ages simply because I was doing other things at the same time.   I used Juicy Watermelon Lizbeth thread no 20.
I don't think I will be doing a Diane and making one a week for a while,  but I will make some more.
Hope you are keeping cool,  its a bit warm and heavy today.
                             Hugs
                         Margaret

Saturday, 4 June 2016

CD Sunday Challenge - Let's go Lilac


Hi,
This is the last time I can do a challenge card for the CD Sunday Challenge,  the next challenges will be cards for the Design team,  so as we did not have to do any cards for this challenge, I thought I would do the last challenge which is Lets go Lilac.  Its nice to finish off the challenges of course I cannot enter for a prize so its just for fun.
I used Joanna Sheens CD The Royal Horticultural Society and this is from CD 1,   I found this image after a search,  amazing really with all the flowers and colours there are Lilac seems to be a colour not really used.  I played with the images and used three in different sizes matted on lilac card the background paper belongs to the images and I used lilac gems in the corners of the images but they don't show up very well,   Finished off with lilac ribbon and a peel off butterfly.   I wanted a card that could be used for a man or a woman.
I have had a rather disastrous week with cards and I have had to start a card again from scratch, amazing this one went smoothly.
Anyway from a cloudy but warm Somerset I hope you have a lovely weekend,   I am behind with commenting so I am sorry if you have not had a comment from me,  I will catch up.
Until we meet again Take care
                              Hugs
                          Margaret

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