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Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Carollyn's Fish tat along


Hi,
Carollyn has been doing a tat along with fish,   well this is my fish I used lizbeth no 20 Raspberry Frappe,  I used pale pink seed beads and a white bead for the eyes.  they don't really show up as much as I thought they would.
The background is a free card gift pack from Papercraft Inspirations magazine this month,  
Here is link to Carollyn's blog for the pattern
                              Hugs
                          Margaret

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Alenalea Tatting tat along on Facebook update



Hi,
At last I can give you an update on the tat along I have been doing,  I finished the flowers, although I see I still have one middle to do.  This is the center of the doily,  I did a white middle and then used Lizbeth Tropical Punch which has the same yellow and pink in it,  I have changed colours now and I have two rows before attaching the flowers.
I am a bit slow at the moment,  but I did tat the middle on holiday.

Hugs
Margaret

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Back to Basics challenge - Heat Embossing


Hi,

This fortnight Back to Basics and Beyond Challenge is for Heat Embossing, 
For this card I used a piece of flowery paper from stock and a stamp from the Hummingbird Set which was free with Papercraft Inspirations some time ago,  I stamped it and used silver embossing powder,  in the flowers itself I used some Detail Sparkle glitter which I am sorry has not shown up in the picture.   I finished off the card with a piece of ribbon down the side.

We would be delighted to see you are there is a the Back to Basics and beyond challenge blog and here is a link to the blog
                                    Hugs
                                Margaret

Sunday, 10 June 2018

CD Sunday Challenge - Second Time around recycled


Hi,
Another fortnight has flown by and another challenge from the CD Sunday Challenge blog,  this time its Carol who has chosen second time around - recycled. By recycled we mean using something again it could be anything and the team have come up with some brilliant uses.
For my card I have used Elegant Fans CD b y Joanna Sheen for the image and the backing paper.
My recycled items are the ribbon which was from the loops on a blouse I brought and some old lace from something which I cant remember what I took it off,  but its sat in the box for a while in the hope of being reused.  I added a red heart gem and glitter on the flowers which is not showing up in the picture.


CD Sunday challenge now 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 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


Sunday, 3 June 2018

Tat a Brussels Monument update


Hi,

By the time you read this I will be either on my way to or in Croatia, 

I thought you might like an update on the Tat a Brussels Monument,  it stands at

Over 5,000 squares (10 letters still on their way, which were sent months ago)
and 47 Countries, (Brazil and Latvia have been added to the list.)

These are the latest pictures that Canarithy posted a few days ago.

Hope you are having a lovely weekend
                                    Hugs
                    Margaret

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Back to Basics and beyond challenge - Fold back card


Hi,
This fortnight Back to Basics and Beyond challenge have a new challenge for you this time its folded back card.
I made this card for a special friend whose 75th birthday is on the 1st June,  and they don't look at my blog so I am safe to put this card on early.  I just hope he likes it.
I used a Kanban image of a bird  which I matted onto a Kanban embossed card,  I folded back the front of the card and covered the card with a plain blue paper and added a strip of pattern blue paper down the sides,  and finished off the card with corner peel offs and peel offs words.
We would be pleased to see you at Back to Basics challenge blog and here is a link 
                         Hugs
                      Margaret

Sunday, 27 May 2018

CD Sunday Challenge - Beautiful Blooms


Hi,
Time for another challenge and this time its Jocelyn's turn to choose,  which she has chosen the theme of Beautiful Blooms,  there is plenty of scope with this theme for this challenge.
For the my card I used One Summers day CD by Joanna Sheen for the image and backing paper.  I matted the image onto blue card and then onto white embossed card,  I 3d the vase of flowers and added some gold gems in the center of the flowers.  I made the parchment pansy flowers from the Garden Creations 3D Flower CD by Maria Maidment.   I added a black gem in the middle of the pansies.  I added a green leaf die flourish and a blue ribbon bow with trailing ends.


CD Sunday challenge now 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 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