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Monday, 23 April 2018

Happy St. Georges day



         I wish all my followers in England,
           a very Happy St. Georges Day,
        It would be nice if it was a bank holiday.
Enjoy your day.

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Back to Basics and beyond


Hi,
Its not very often I do other challenges but this new challenge group does look interesting and something for beginners and experienced crafters
I made this birthday card for our step son whose birthday is on Tuesday,  hes blind so its hard to make cards for a blind person,  as its his 50th The image is from craft creations,   I can put this card on my blog as they don't look at my blog.
I have 3d the image a little bit,  matted the image onto silver card and then onto a green card,  the silver brings out the image colours more,  and finished off the card with silver peel offs.
I am entering this card in the new challenge blog, for challenge 1 Matting and layering
Hope you are having a lovely weekend
                                  Hugs
                               Margaret

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Knitted Dog coat

Top of the coat

Underneath the coat
Hi,
I just fancied knitting something different,   no I don't have a dog so this has gone into my little shop on Facebook.  I used to knit all the dogs I had a coat or coats for the winter they had quite a wardrobe as they got older.
This was knitted in double knitting wool sorry I lost the label but I was using up an odd ball,  it measures  top of the coat 14 inches or 37 cms,  the underneath measures 11 inches or 28 cms,  and the width is 7 and half inches or 19 cms.  Would fit a Lhasa Apso or a Belgium Griffon or any dog of a similar size,
Hope you are having a good week
                                    Hugs
                                Margaret

Sunday, 15 April 2018

CD Sunday Blog Birthday Sketch challenge


Hi,

Today is our special Blog Birthday Challenge,  and it was Carol has hijacked this challenge as it is a special birthday for her and her choice for this challenge is birthday using this sketch,  so using the sketch below to make a card using a CD or an element from a CD.

We have a lovely prize as below for the lucky winner
1st prize donated by Carol is these beautiful pens


2nd prize is these beautiful Tonic Stdio Essentials Ribbon and Bow  layering die set 
The set is donated by Pamela


The winner of the prizes will be announced on the 29th April when the whole teM have consulted.

Here is my card for the challenge,  


I used Pamela West CD by Joanna Sheen for the image and backing paper,  and the embossing folder from Garden Party which was free from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,  I added a spray of flowers and blue ribbon in two corners and finished off with gold peel offs.                                                                                                                                                    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


Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Posy Ice drops

 Hi,

I made several of these Ice drops called Posy Ice Drops the pattern is by Nicola Bowersox,  I really love this pattern,  the above are for Spring and I used Lizbeth Sea Island citrus and Pineapple Parfait both no 20.  and added a heart  charm to represent valentines day.  I made three and kept one for myself and gave two away for friends.


This is another ice drop same pattern as above, Carollyn wanted blue and green and I had a thread with both called Countryside by lizbeth no 20 and again I added a heart charm.  She has now received it and it was on her blog the other day her is a link to her blog

                                 Hugs
                    Margaret

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Update on squares for Brussels

Hi
Here is an update on the number of squares and countries who have sent squares.
Total so far. 4,300,
45 countries,
16 Orginal patterns
Here is a list of countries as per the post on Facebook

Here are the 45 countries that have sent squares and 
wishes for #TatAMonumentInPink :
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Bolivia
Canada
Chile
Costa Rica
Croatia
Czech Republic
Spain
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Guatemala
Hong-Kong
Hungary
India
Indonesia
Israël
Italy
Japan
Luxemburg
Marocco
Mexico
Mozambique
Norway
New-Zealand
The Netherlands
The Philippines
Poland
Romania
Russia
Serbia
Singapore
South Africa
South Korea
Sweden
Switzerland
Taïwan
Thaïland
UK
USA


Have a nice day
Hugs
Margaret

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Flower shoe card


Hi,
I am going to say its getting slightly warmer,  hopefully spring might show itself or perhaps summer wont be long.
Today my card is a birthday card made for a friend whose birthday was last week.   She did like her card very much.
I used the Shoes in ~Bloom CD by Ooh la la creations,  this is fast becoming a firm favorite.  I matted the image on silver card,  added a bow and silver peel offs,  the backing paper matches the image.  A simple card for a change.
Hope you are having a lovely weekend
                                         Hugs
                                     Margaret