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Sunday, 11 April 2021

CD Sunday Challenge - Anything goes # 58



 Hi,

Time for another challenge at the CD Sunday challenge blog,  Here we are in  April already,   hopefully tomorrow we will find out what might start opening,  I am longing for my hair to be done.  This challenge is bring hosted by me.

For my card I wanted something different,   I found a free image of a  Golden Eagle image on Google,  the backing paper came from the American Frontier CD by Joanna Sheen,  and the glitter trees I die cut from the festive collection - winter trees by Creative Expressions.  I matted the image on silver glitter card and decoupaged the image.

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, 4 April 2021

Happy Easter





Hi,
Happy Easter, to everyone reading my blog today.
This is a card I made for my sister in law,  I used a download from tattered lace magazine no 58 for the image and background.,  I cut two die  shapes, one in green and a smaller one in white.and placed then at
at an angle.   I finished off the card with a bow and gold peel off.




This is my forsythia bush which is flowering at the moment in my garden,  it’s the best the shrub has ever been and is a littler earlier this year than last year.  My Lily of the valley are just showing under the bush.

I hope you had a lovely Easter.

Margaret 



 

Thursday, 1 April 2021

International Tatting Day

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Hi,
Today is International tatting day,  celebrated around the world by tatters,  this is my latest donut ring snowflake I have done,  the pattern is from 24 Snowflakes by Lene Bjorn.  It worked out quite large at 4 inches dia.,  like all donut rings I used Lizbeth thread no 20 



The picture above  is my latest button design, well it’s a donut actually, this is a gold one may not show up so well in the photo.
This started off as Dianes December 20 pattern, but when I had gone around the donut I only had ten rings instead of 12, not to waste anything, I made up the rest starting off with a tiny split ring and then worked around with chains, last row another split ring and then worked with rings and chains. It does lay flat but likes to go frilly a bit on the outside. I am happy with it, but have not bothered to write the pattern out.



 This pattern is December 2 Button ornament again using a donut ring,  this ring is green.  











This is another donut ring again using December 9 Button ornament by Diane, This also had a gold ring.

All button ornament patterns are by Diane from Lace-loving Librarian blogspot.

I am really enjoying tatting this donut rings,  but I am now having a rest and have started a new project which I will share with you when I have finished it.

Have a lovely international tatting day and a very Happy Easter to everyone reading my blog.

Margaret 




Sunday, 28 March 2021

CD Sunday Challenge - # 57 Anything Goes



 Hi,

Nearly to the end of March  already,  where has this year gone,  it time for another challenge at the CD Sunday challenge plus blog and this fortnight the challenge is hosted by Carol.

For my card this fortnight I used Furry Friends squeeze cards digi crafts CD for the image.  This is image is called Proud Father,  its one of my favorites from the CD,  I used a backing paper from Click print and go CD by My Craft Studio,  I decoupage the image with four layers,  matted it onto gold miri card by Hunkydory,  adding a ribbon down the side and a copper happy birthday peel off,

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, 21 March 2021

Donut Button Ornaments

Hi

I really thought I had shown these, but I cannot find them on my blog so I am putting them altogether in one post.   All of these have been made with a donut ring and Lizbeth thread no 20 in white.

The one above is I have just finished it’s a pattern by Diane lace loving librarian, called December 8 button ornament 


This is another pattern by Diane called December 12 Button Ornaments .
 

Another pattern by Diane called December 25 Button  ornaments d



This is December 14 Button Ornament by Diane,  if I do this pattern again I will do less rings on the donut it seems to be flilly


I have enjoy tatting these and these donut rings as so colourful,  they really shine and with the white thread , they make a beautiful ornament.

Hope you are staying safe and well.

Margaret 

Sunday, 14 March 2021

CD Sunday Plus Challenge - # 56 Anything Goes


 Hi,

Time for another challenge at the CD Sunday plus blog, Today is Mothering Sunday in the UK,  we are still in lockdown,  we are not expecting anything to by opened up until middle of April, although the schools went back last Monday.  hopefully there will not be a spike in cases and the virus will continue to decrease.  This challenge is hosted by Jo.

For my card this fortnight I made and cut out a cat card in the shape of a cat,  I used for the background and image Jayne Netley Mayhew CD by Joanna Sheen,  I matted the image onto gold brush miri card by Hunkydory and decoupage the image.  I made two yellow gingham bows one around her neck and on the tail,  put two wobbly eyes and the sentiment is "Little Kitty's grow into big Kitty's".

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, 5 March 2021

Heart by the sea


 Hi,

This beautiful heart was designed by Ninetta, for an Italian group on facebook,  but she shared the pattern on her blog link to her blog 

I tatted this heart in Lizbeth thread Spring gardens No 20,  and white for the flower,  I sewed a pink bead in the middle of the flower.

It’s a lovely pattern to tat and I really enjoyed making this heart,  I will be making more.

We are still in lockdown,  looks like the middle of April before the shops might reopen.  

Have a lovely weekend

Margaret