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Thursday, 16 August 2018

16th Wedding Anninersary

Hi,

Today is our 16th Wedding Anniversary,  it does not seem 16 years,  I made Vernon this simple card with a heart die I brought from Amazon, sorry I don't know the name of it,   I finished off the card with a red ribbon and red heart gems.
Most today will be spent in Brussels with an evening flight back home

                     Hugs
                  Margaret

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Update Tat a Brussels Monument


Hi,
These are some of the latest pictures from Brussels, there are a lot more on Facebook,  but this is just some,  Tomorrow I am off to Brussels so I will take some photos and post them when I come back,   Vernon has never been to Belgium so this will be another new country for him,   I went to Brussels when I was a child so it will have changed a lot.
Below is the monument that they covered,  in the Halles de Saint Gery






We made the press in Belgium.






Hugs
                                Margaret 

Friday, 10 August 2018

Dragonfly

Hi,

During this heatwave,  we have had two dragonflies in the house,   this is a picture of the second one,  I might add this is the smaller one,  hes green and only just fits into the bug catcher that is about 2 inches square,   He was not harmed in any way Vernon managed to catch him and release him back into the garden.
The first one was about 4 to 5 inches long,  a beautiful blue colour,  I wish I had taken a picture of him because he really was  beautiful. Vernon did catch him just in the bug catcher with a large part of him on the outside,  he was released back into the garden without harm
Normally are dragonflies are about the size of a butterfly this year they seem to have gone mad in the heatwave and seem to have grown huge.
They say its going to get cooler with rain,  my garden really could do with some rain now,  but I don't want the summer to be over,  just enough rain to water the garden would be fine,  and less humility would be welcome.  If it did cool down I could get back to my knitting,  the evenings seem to be hotter and the nights are impossible to sleep in.
Hugs
Margaret

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Back to Basics Use a Digi


Hi,
This fortnight at Back to Basics its use a Digi,
My digi I got off Pinterest in there free digi section,  I coloured the image with Promakers,  and then cut the cut the rectangle out with a piece of green miri card larger than the image and matted the image onto the green card.   The backing paper is from Daisy and Dandelion Paper pad which I had free from a magazine sometime ago.  Finished off the card with a pale green ribbon and a computer generated sentiment. "You are the Sunshine"

We would be delighted to see you are there is a the Back to Basics and        beyond challenge blog and here is a link to the blog
Hope you are enjoying the beautiful weather we are having.

             Hugs
                                     Margaret


Sunday, 5 August 2018

CD Sunday Challenge - Celebrate in Style


Hi,

Time for another challenge at CD Sunday and this time its Wynn choice and she has chosen Celebrate in Style.
I thought of a wedding anniversary card and for this card I used My craft Studio Klever Konstruction on the shelf once in a lifetime vol. one CD. I printed out the backing paper and an image rather than making a 3d card,  there are some images that can just be printed out for normal use.
 I backed the image on a gold card and added two die cut glasses,  a beige ribbon,  I was going to put gold but the beige looked better,  and finished off with gold peel off words,   A simple card for a change.


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


Sunday, 29 July 2018

Update on Tat a Brussels Monument



Hi,
I have not done an update for a while,   there was over 5,000 squares sent and the picture above is the latest of some of the squares mounted.
The final list of the 49 countries involved in this project :
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Bolivia
Brazil
Canada
Chile
Costa Rica
Croatia
Czech Republic
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Guatemala
Hong-Kong
Hungary
India
Indonesia
Israël
Italy
Japan
Latvia
Luxemburg
Marocco
Mexico
Mozambique
Norway
New-Zealand
The Netherlands
Peru
Puerto Rico
The Philippines
Poland
Romania
Russia
Serbia
Singapore
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taïwan
Thaïland
UK
USA



Its amazing to think that this project has brought together so many tatters from all over the world,  who have never meet and perhaps never likely to meet them all and yet we have produce enough squares to cover a monument in the capital of Europe.
I am going over to Brussels to see it in August and will post the pictures when I came back 
Until then hope you are enjoying the heatwave  .... I am not,  I cant knit its just too hot,  so my knitting has been put on hold,   I only tat for a short while my hands just get too hot so I am doing some embroidery which I will show you.  unfortunately the heat and Fibromalgia don't mix  yet when I go into Europe the dry heat does not affect me but this heat we are having in the UK is just tooo much.   My plants would love some rain and at the point of writing this today Friday for this to go live on Sunday,   we have not had any for some time although storms are forecasted so now I have written this,  it might rain.
Have a lovely weekend
                       Hugs
                    Margaret

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Back to Basics Challenge - Use an embossing folder


Hi,
Time for another challenge at Back to Basics,  and this fortnight its use an embossing folder.
For this card I used an Apple Blossom THAT all occasion embossing folder,   this is a very useful folder and can be used in so many ways,   I have used it for a christmas card,   I used a blue holographic card,  I used a white card with blue with blue stars for the embossing folder,  I made a spray of blue feathers,  white poinsettia die cut flowers and blue ribbon.  I used blue peel off dots along the middle and finished off with a gold happy christmas.


We would be delighted to see you are there is a the Back to Basics and beyond challenge blog and here is a link to the blog
                                Hugs
                            Margaret