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Sunday, 26 June 2022

CD Sunday Challenge - Anything goes # 88


 Hi,

Gosh these fortnight come around so quickly,  time for another challenge and this fortnight its my turn to be the host.

For my card I used Sketch Book collection Chapter IV Woodland birds CD by Pollyanna  Pickering.    I used the matching backing paper and image which this time I did a twisted decoupage which I matted on dark blue card,  finishing it off with peel offs.  I made this card for a male,  I have several male birthdays coming up so I am sure someone will be getting it.,

CD Sunday Plus challenge has a Facebook page for those who would like to enter the challenge and do not have a blog,   here is a link to the page

 

I hope you will visit the CD Sunday Plus Challenge site, and remember if you want to enter the challenge you must use something from a CD, USB or digital material no matter how small and let us know where and what you used the material from,   and that it is a card or a project.    Here is a link to CD Sunday Plus Challenge blog  we would be pleased to see you.

I hope you are having a lovely weekend

 

Margaret

 


Thursday, 16 June 2022

Embroidered pillow cases


Hi,

I am scheduling this post as I am away,   This is a pair of pillow cases which I was given as a kit by a friend,  she did not think she could do it justice,  it was not an easy kit and although I did simplify the flowers a little bit,  I completely changed the leaves.  They originally were in cross stitch,  but I felt it looked wrong so one the first pillow case I did unpick those I had done,  re designed them into more of a rose leaf.  I think it worked 

The kit was by Bucilla called florentine border no 63328 and designed by Terry Bertone.  I kept to the same colours as the kit.

There was a variety of stitches, mainly stem stitch, French knots, blanket stitch and satin stitch.

Hope  you are having a good week.

Margaret 

Sunday, 12 June 2022

CD Sunday Challenge - Anything goes # 87


 Hi,

Here we are in June,  time has flown by this year,    time for another challenge at the CD Sunday challenge blog,   this fortnight Jo is the host.

For my card,  I used House Mouse Triple CD collection I love house mouse Disc one, by Joanna Sheen, I love House mouse and this is a lovely CD,  I used the backing paper and the matching image,  matted it onto Hunydory pattern card,  added die cuts to the corners and a matching gingham ribbon bow and finished off the card with peel offs in the corners. 

CD Sunday Plus challenge has a Facebook page for those who would like to enter the challenge and do not have a blog,   here is a link to the page

 

I hope you will visit the CD Sunday Plus Challenge site, and remember if you want to enter the challenge you must use something from a CD, USB or digital material no matter how small and let us know where and what you used the material from,   and that it is a card or a project.    Here is a link to CD Sunday Plus Challenge blog  we would be pleased to see you.

I hope you are having a lovely weekend

 

Margaret

 


Friday, 3 June 2022

The jubilee crown


 Hi,

Today is another bank holiday,   For the U.K. we have a four day bank holiday to celebrate 70 years  on the throne of our queen,  Queen Elizabeth,   Although she came to the throne when her father died,  her coronation was not until following year 1953.  She is the longest reigning monarch we have ever had.  After two long years of lockdowns and Covid the country is ready to celebrate,  

This pattern was designed by Jennifer Williams,  I don’t think it’s my best tatting but I am happy with it.  I used Lizbeth thread gold colour no 20 and used red and blue seed beads.   

I hope you are enjoying this long weekend,

Margaret 

Sunday, 29 May 2022

CD Sunday challenge - Anything goes # 86


 Hi,

Time for another challenge at the CD Sunday challenge blog,  at last I have a card for this challenge and I really appropriated that Jo stepped in for a couple of weeks,  This fortnight the host if Pamela,

For my card I used a walk in the countryside CD by Cupcake crafting Co, UK.  I used the backing paper that went with the image and the paper ribbon strips,  not something i used very often but my brain is not quite got its mojo back into crafting.    I hope to start tatting and getting back into crafting,  its been a long eight weeks since I picked up a shuttle or did any real crafting,

CD Sunday Plus challenge has a Facebook page for those who would like to enter the challenge and do not have a blog,   here is a link to the page

 

I hope you will visit the CD Sunday Plus Challenge site, and remember if you want to enter the challenge you must use something from a CD, USB or digital material no matter how small and let us know where and what you used the material from,   and that it is a card or a project.    Here is a link to CD Sunday Plus Challenge blog  we would be pleased to see you.

I hope you are having a lovely weekend


Margaret


Sunday, 22 May 2022

Lily of the Valley

 




Hi,

It’s a beautiful day here in Somerset today,  my Lily if the valley are now more or less over, as I usually put a picture of my flowers on the 1st May,  but I was ill,  so I was unable to pick them or even take a photo.  So better late than never these were picked a couple of weeks ago and put in my whitefriars  glass vase,  I brought this vase back in the 1979s when I collected whitefriars glass.

I am beginning to start crafting again, I still have this cough that just won’t go,  but I am back in  with the living so to speak.

Hope you are having a lovely weekend

Margaret 

Sunday, 15 May 2022

CD Sunday challenge - Anything goes # 85




Hi,

Time for another challenge at the CD Sunday,  as usually it is anything goes,  due to illness Jo has stepped in and made another card for me for this challenge.  Thank you Jo. this card is beautiful and I really do appreciate all the hard work you have done in my behalf.  The host for this fortnight is Pamela.

For this card, Jo used the House of Zander - Fabulous collection Fabulous fashion CD,  with the sentiment stamp by Justrite.

CD Sunday Plus challenge has a Facebook page for those who would like to enter the challenge and do not have a blog,   here is a link to the page

 

I hope you will visit the CD Sunday Plus Challenge site, and remember if you want to enter the challenge you must use something from a CD, USB or digital material no matter how small and let us know where and what you used the material from,   and that it is a card or a project.    Here is a link to CD Sunday Plus Challenge blog  we would be pleased to see you.

I hope you are having a lovely weekend

 

Margaret