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Sunday, 20 January 2019

CD Sunday Challenge - #2 Anything Goes


Hi,
its time for our second challenge of the year at CD Sunday and this fortnight the challenge is hosted by Jane,  its another anything goes as long as you use something from a CD either in part or for the whole card.
For my card this time I used Enchanted Dreams CD by Joanna Sheen,  the image is my favorite and I matted that onto glitter blue card, and used the backing sheet from the image.  The butterflies are die cut from rainbow parchment paper using the Apple Blossom Butterfly die from the floral frames die and the small butterflies from  Butterfly Garden die by Creative Expressions.   Finished off with Hunydory Diamond Sparkles.


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

                                    Margaret

Sunday, 6 January 2019

CD Sunday Challenge - Anything goes



Hi,

Happy New Year it’s Time for the first challenge of the year on CD Sunday Challenge blog,  The challenge is  #1 Anything goes   There are a few changes and the first is that the challenges will be numbered.  the second is that there will be no prizes awarded,  except for the previously mentioned three special occasions.  the top 3 for each challenge will continue to be chosen by the challenge host and the result posted on the next appropriate challenge.  Our host for this first challenge is Carol.   Our rule still stands that a CD need to be used either as something on the card comes from a CD,  either the whole card or just a small part of a card.
For my card I used the CD A walk in the Countryside by creative crafting.   this is a lovely Cd with some gorgeous images,  I used the image and backing paper to match,  matting the image on a piece of the new Hunydory blushed Miri  gold card and decoupaging the image.

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

                                     Margaret


Thursday, 3 January 2019

Last years Poinsettia

Hi,

Poinsettias are one plant that does not keep well usually they dont keep from one year to the next.   I have never kept one so long usually they die off by September.   Well this plant has not only survived the year but has turned colour and given us red flower brackets.
Poinsettia originally come from the Canary Islands,  and they need from July 12 hours darkness and 12 hours daylight,  in equal amounts,   thats what they do in commercial greenhouses to ensure they are red,  white or pink for christmas.
Did this plant get that well no,  in the very hot weather I took him off the windowsill and put him in the shade of the spare bedroom,  when the weather cooled down he went back on the craft room windowsill.   Watering was when I when to water him.
At the moment he's on the fireplace in our lounge so we can enjoy him once again.  No doubt he will be back in the craft room when he finished flowering.

                                         Margaret

Monday, 31 December 2018

Happy New Year



I wish all my followers and guests on my blog

a Very Happy New Year

I hope you have a wonderful year

Margaret

Sunday, 30 December 2018

Last Christmas card of the year


Hi,
As always Vernons card is always the last to be made,  only this year it was only just made as I have a cold/flu and it started on the 16th and its still here.   I stamp the yes again that tree image  which I stamped on parchment and then embossed the snow and coloured lights on the back of the parchment,  I was going to do a border but in the end that went by the board and I just managed to mat it on dark blue card with a grey card backing.   He did like his card which I was pleased, its not my best work but when you are suffering and trying hard to get everything finished for christmas things dont go to plan.   I might add he now has the bug too so we are seeing the new year in together coughing and sneezing together.
I used the Penny black Fantasy tree stamp,
Hope you had a good christmas

                                             Margaret  

Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Happy Christmas

Hi,

To all my followers and guests to my blog I wish you a very Happy Christmas,  I hope you have a great day where ever you are and whatever you celebrate today.

Margaret 

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Back to Basics Challenge - Resist Technique


Hi,

This is the last challenge of the year at Back to Basics and the final challenge of the year is Resist Technique.
To be honest I was right out of my comfort zone and something I have never tried before.  So I went back to my favorite stamp I seem to have used this stamp a lot this year,(I do have other stamps in case you are wondering)  I stamped and embossed the Penny Black Fantasy stamp with silver embossing power,  then with Versa colour ink in the colours of Sky Blue and Misty Mauve, I rubbed the ink over the trees,  then rubbed off the colour on the silver embossing.  I matted the card onto pale blue card and onto a dark blue card finished off with silver peel offs and a dark blue bow.


We would be delighted to see you at Back to Basics and beyond challenge blog with your entry,   here is a link to the blog

                                   Hugs
                               Margaret