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Sunday, 8 December 2019

CD Sunday Plus Challenge # 25 Christmas Prize Challenge


Hi,
This is the last CD Sunday Plus Challenge for this year and we are doing a special challenge for Christmas with a Prize for the winner., This challenge is open until 21st December.
My card for this challenge is a download from Debbi Moore Website,  if you are a member or join the website Debbi Moore gives away downloads regularly and there are some downloads which you can buy for a small charge,  this is one of her free downloads
I really love this image which I used with the backing paper,  I matted the image onto Hunydory gold brushed miri card (I think by now you know I love this card)  and decoupaged the image several times.   I made a poinsettia from Debbi Moore's poinsettia dies which I did in glitter blue card to match her dress and white card making a spray with a blue feather and blue ribbon.  I used a Hunydory base card in blue with gold lines running through it.  I finished off the card with the Merry Christmas sentiment which came with the download and gold peel offs.

The team and me would like to wish our followers and those who enter our challenges a very happy Christmas and New Year.

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.  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, 28 November 2019

Happy Thanksgiving

Hi,

To all my American friends and followers I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving .

Margaret

Sunday, 24 November 2019

CD Subnday Plus Challenge # 24 Anything goes


Hi,
Nearly to the end of year, gosh this year has gone quick,  its time for another challenge at the CD Sunday Plus challenge and this fortnight Carol is hosting,.
For my card this fortnight I used Janet Kruskamp the collection CD, by Joanna Sheen.  I used an  image and matching backing paper,  I matted the image onto dark blue card and then onto Hunydory gold brushed miri card.  added two flourishes and a ribbon bow I made.


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.  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


Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Happy birthday Vernon



Hi

Happy birthday to my husband today,  I made this easel card from the American Frontier CD by Joanna Sheen. Using the image and matching paper.
I tatted a dream catcher and attached it to the card.

Margaret

Monday, 11 November 2019

Sunday, 10 November 2019

CD Sunday Plus Challenge - # 23 Anything goes


Hi,
Another fortnight has gone and nearly the end of the year,  The challenge for the CD Sunday Plus Challenge,  this fortnight Jocelyn is hosting and again its anything goes.
My card for this challenge I used an image and backing paper from House Mouse Triple CD no 3 winter by Joanna Sheen.  I love House Mouse and this is one of their lovely images.  I matted the image on pink miri card and then onto dark blue card along with the two sentiments that came with the image and  finished off with a ribbon bow I made.

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.  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


Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Travelling Lace part three


 Hi,
This is the final part of the travelling lace,   she been out about in Somerset with me over the last couple of months,  I am waiting to hear form the next lady who going to have her so I can send her on her way for her next adventure.
We went to Mells and this small  stone building in the centre of Mells is reputed to be where Little Jack horner sat eating his Christmas Pie,  The earliest Version of "Little Jack Horner" dates back to the 18th century.
This is Vernon holding her up for me to take a picture,  only it didn't work


We went back through Kilmersdon and I managed to stop and take a picture of this thatched cottage who had its thatched roof redone recently and on the top of the roof they have built two figures of Jack and Jill and they even have one holding a small bucket.
Kilmersdon is recorded in the Domesday book.which dated back at least 1,000 years,  most of the village dated back to the 19th centruy

We took a trip out passing the Glastonbury Tor,  unfortunately Lacey decided not to co-operate in taking a picture of her and folded back over my hand as I took the picture of the tor,  while Vernon was driving,    on  this road there was no where to stop to actually take the picture.
On our way back we drove through Pilton and I managed to get this picture of the centre of Pilton with Lacey.
The Glastonbury music festive is actually just outside the village of Pilton, and Pilton is about five miles from Glastonbury,

We had to go back to Castle Cary,  and I managed to get parked and take a couple of photos,  the top one is the Horse pond,   the horse pond which is said to be part of the moat to the castle,  The first castle was besieged in 1138 and again in 1152,  originally made of a timber frame  and would have been built by the Normans.   Today no is sure where the actual castle was.  The history of Cary appeared after the Norman invasion in the 11th century,  but there is evidence of  occupation before that.
The Horse pond was used where they had horse and wagons and the horses where driven into the pond for a cool off and drink,  Its fed by underground streams,  having only lived a few yards away with an underground stream under the stone cottage I rented,  I can say in winter after heavy rain there was some dampness.
The bronze swan was put in the pond in 2001 for the millennium year 2000,  I watched as they lowered the swan in place,   Years ago there was a pair of swans living on the pond but after the mink killed them,  they were not replaced instead this bronze was put in the pond.  There is fish in the pond but don't think about catching them,  the locals would soon chase anyone off for stealing the fish.
The other picture on the side if looking up the high street.  There are many listed buildings in Cary,  it is a market town rather than a village.   One factory still exists in Cary and that is the horse hair factory making cloth from horse hair and is said to be the only left in England.  When you see some of the chairs and furniture in stately homes or in the royal palaces the fabric will have been made in  Cary.




This is the last picture of Lacey before leaving me and I thought it would be nice to show her with my heirloom cloth,  this tatted lace doily which was made by my fathers mother is over 100 years old,  is in good condition even through I washed in the washing machine.   

I hope you enjoyed this post and some of the history of Somerset.

Margaret