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Sunday, 16 July 2017

CD Sunday Challenge - Celebration


Morning,
Its time for another challenge from the CD Sunday Challenge this time Jocelyn has chosen the challenge - Celebration.
For this challenge I chose to do a wedding card from a new CD I brought a few months ago called With This Ring from Papercrafting.  The whole card is printed off as a kit with a separate sheet of the happy couple getting married place at the back of the arch.
I put a white glittery ribbon bow at the top and curled the ribbon down the side of the arch and then cut out heart shape leaves from a free gift from Papercraft Inspirations,  the die is for heart shape flowers but I cut it in green and cut each heart off the strip that you roll to make the flower and then cut some small pink flowers from a flower die which was also free from a magazine a few months ago.  I placed gems inside each flower and finished off with a peel off congratulations word.
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

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Happy American Independence Day & my birthday



Hi,
Happy American Independance day to all my American followers,  in honour of your day I made this Ice drop,   I used the Ice drop pattern by Marti Miller,  and as I did not have any suitable blue thread I used blue beads where the picots should be,  I placed a blue matching glass gem in the middle.  My hearts around the side seem to have a mind of their own.   The spiral chain is also white and red and I had a couple of blue beads left on the shuttle which I used in the chain.  The thread was lizbeth thread no 20.



No I did not make this card,   it was sent to me by Charolette Jones a member of the Unbranded Craft Dies and Craft Supplies on Facebook.  She showed this card to which I left a comment and she very kindly sent me one as a birthday card.   I have never had a 4th July card before and this shaker card will be kept,  its very shiny and difficult to photo so I hope you can see the beauty of it Ok.
I hope you have a lovely day where ever you are today
                                 Hugs
                             Margaret

Sunday, 2 July 2017

CD Sunday Challenge - Up the Garden Path


Hi,
This fortnights challenge is mine and for this challenge at the CD Sunday I have chosen Up the Garden Path,
For this card I used the Joanna Sheens CD The Pamela West Collection, for both the backing paper and image.   Its a little more pinky than the picture shows,  I matted the image on pink glitter card, die cut the fence from Polkadoodles,  a die cut butterfly with pink gems on the body,  and roll up flowers with pink gems inside and a die cut green flourish,  finished off with pink and cream ribbon bow.
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, 21 June 2017

Update on Project


Hi,

Hopefully its a beautiful day where ever you are,   I have scheduled this post as I am hopefully sitting by the pool enjoying some sun,    the weather forecast is hotter than normal yay I could do with my vitamin D topping up.
This is the project I am working on at the moment,   no one guessed what it is last time I showed how far I had got,  but as this has been on craftree I better tell you I am making a collar for one of my winter dresses,  the rhinestones are falling off and I thought I would refresh the dress with a collar.  Its a pattern from JS  book Tatted Treasures Page 78,  I am using Lizbeth thread No 20 in white.
I am working the split rings and the first row of the pattern together so I can get the right size and then there is another row to add to the top,  This is a pattern that split rings are very much in demand on the base row,  lucky I do not mind a split ring, like all JS patterns it has its moments.
                           Hugs
                       Margaret

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Cd Sunday Challenge - Sun or, Sea or Sand


Hi,
Another CD Sunday Challenge,  this fortnight its Wynn's turn to pick the challenge and shes picked Sun or Sea or Sand.  For this challenge I went for  the Sea.
I used Something for everyone CD by La Pashe for the image and the backing paper is Joanna Sheens CD The Pamela West collection.  I matted the image onto silver glitter card,  used peel off dolphins and a gingham ribbon.  with a happy birthday in silver peel offs.  Just a simple card for this challenge this time.
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, 14 June 2017

Royal Wave


Hi,

I expect you thought it was something else I was going to write about when you saw the heading,  just my bit of fun.   Above is an Ice Drop Pendant made from the pattern Spring Garden Ice drop by Diana.  link to her blog.   I made a small ring at the top for the ring and chain,  and the thread is called Royal wave by Lizbeth in no 20.

And in the same thread,  this is a spinning wheel mat pattern by Mary Konior,  

I was using up the thread on my shuttles from the earrings I made for the pin chicks challenge,  Well I just got carried away and finished up with a mat as well,  time to change threads into another colour.

Beautiful weather today  long may it last.,

                                 Hugs
                              Margaret

Sunday, 4 June 2017

CD Sunday Challenge - Shabby Chic


 Hi,
Its CD Sunday challenge time again and this fortnight is Meg's turn to choose a challenge which is Shabby Chic
Before I say any more this is totally outside my comfort zone,  so I hope this card is a real shabby chic card.   I must thank Jane for her help and the rest of the team.
I used Debbie Moore's Shabby Chic CD Enchanted Garden for the images and the backing paper,  I did ink around the images and the card which I matted the images on,  there is two strips of ribbon under the bottom lace which unfortunately don't show up much but they are there,  the lace and the flowers in the spray all came from a magazine but I can't remember which one as it was a while ago,  I added pearls and two die cut butterflies.
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