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Sunday, 19 November 2017

CD Sunday Challenge - Christmas things with wings


Hi,
Another challenge at the CD Sunday Challenge blog this time its Jane's choice and she choose Christmas things with wings.
I won this angel on Facebook last year from Craft World and its the first time I have used her, so I felt she was perfect for this challenge.  The paper comes from the CD, Glitter and Glitz Art Deco Christmas CD by Debbi Moore,  it proves you don't need to use images just the backing papers from CD's.
I cut an oval out of the card, cover the front and put a separate piece behind the angel so she hangs down in the middle of the oval.  I used a white piece of ribbon to hang her and another piece of white glittery ribbon for a bow above her.   I finished the card off with some silver sequins and die cut a Merry Christmas.
CD Sunday now have a Facebook Page for those who would like to join in the challenge without 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


Saturday, 11 November 2017

Birthday card with Bling

 Hi,

Today is a very wet and windy day here in Somerset,    i'm hoping the light will get better as the day goes one,  not looking like it at the moment.
I saw this challenge when I was commenting on Wynn's blog,  and thought it would be nice to enter,  I don't do many challenges so hopefully my card will be OK.
The challenge on Crafting with Dragonflies is Stash with Bling,   well this card is from my stash,  the images are left overs from another card, from Gnomes and Faries CD La Pashe,  Everything on this card is from stash including the ribbon and gems.  I glittered the images to add extra sparkle.  The images were put on flat as this card is going to be put in the post and travel overseas.

Hope you have a lovely weekend,
                                    Hugs
                                Margaret

Sunday, 5 November 2017

CD Sunday Challenge - Take a Stamp

 

Hi,
Another fortnight has flown by and time for another challenge from the CD Sunday Challenge group,  this time is was Carol's turn to choose and she went for "Take a Stamp".
This has been my nightmare challenge I rarely these days do any stamping,  so I first had to find my favorite stamp which I like to emboss with,   embossing well that was another thing when did I last do any of that,   so a real challenge.
Anyway I think it turned out quite well,  I used Fantasy by Penny black stamp and embossed it three times in white and green embossing powders,   die cut the image into an oval,   and used the backing paper from A winter walk in the Countryside CD.  I used some silver ribbon and made a matching bow.  I placed red, green and white gems in the branches of the trees,  and die cut a father christmas with reindeer and I cant remember the name of the die, and finished it off with silver peel off Merry christmas.
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, 1 November 2017

Polish Doily from Craftree

Hi,

Just thought I would update you on the doily, as you can see I have done round four and five and this time I have used a shaded pink Cordonnet No 20,   I found this one in my draw of stock,  no idea when I brought it but it has a lovely shine on it,  and I did enjoy tatting with it.  I still have the ends to sew in but the light has not been since I got back from Sheffield.
We had good news from the hospital the fluid has gone,  the eyesight has improved and they don't want to see me for six months,   at least it will be spring when we do the journey again.  Just need to get rid of this cough and the remains of the flu.
I am now on round six,  from now on its lots of long chains.
Hope you are having a good day
                                    Hugs
                                 Margaret

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Happy birthday


Hi,
For five weeks I never went near my craft room,  but I needed to make a birthday card,  so last weekend I ventured in,  I must be feeling better because this is was I came up with.
The image and backing paper came from  Shoes in Bloom CD from Ooh La La creations,    the image I matted onto silver card,   the die cut shoe was a free die from a magazine,  and the velvet ribbon from stash.,  finished off with a silver peel off.

I hope she likes it,   I'm pleased I managed to find some mojo at last.   my mojo went walk about with the flu.
Hope you have a lovely weekend.
                             Hugs
                          Margaret

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Polish Doily from Craftree


Hi,
A couple of weeks ago Fox said why don't I try to tat the doily she had given up on,  well then she sent me the pattern.  After looking at the pattern I thought why not try, so here is the start,  I used Lizbeth white in the middle and second round with Lizbeth purple both no 20.
So Fox here you are the start of it,  am not sure how far I will get or how long it will take me but looking at Wendy's gorgeous doily I am hoping I can finish it.
Watch this space as they say.
This is a scheduled post as I am in Sheffield finding out if the treatment has worked.
                                Hugs
                             Margaret

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Robins Test tatting - Snowflakes


Hi,
It was a pleasure to test tat Robins new snowflake patterns,   I really enjoyed these patterns even though I was struggling with flu at the time,  and there were many days when I never even looked at my shuttles.
These two patterns are called Radiating clovers,  the patterns are clear with diagram and written instructions.
The top one is tatted with Lizbeth no 20 in white.
The blue one's pattern said to be tatted in size 40 to 80,  80 is impossible for my eyesight,  and having just finished the injections I had no idea if I could tat with size 40,   my stock of size 40 is very limited and I had no white so the nearest for a snowflake was this variegated blue,  its an old ball by coats colour number 168, no idea if thats the current number but thats whats on the ball.   My eyesight has improved and I tatted this snowflake without any problems,   I think I will be trying to tat with no 40 again soon.
Now for the cock up I never told Robin but this was my first attempt at her pattern,  I went sailing on, between coughing and feeling yuck,  it was all going wonderful until half way around the second round I look and found I had done seven rings in the middle and not six,   well I did finish the snowflake and to me it looks OK,  OK it has seven arms instead of six but whose counting.
Thank you Robin for letting me test your gorgeous patterns.
                                 Hugs
                              Margaret