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Sunday, 14 October 2018

CD Sunday Challenge - off the cutting room floor


Hi,
Time for another challenge at CD Sunday,  and this time Carol has chosen "Off the cutting room floor"

This is a great challenge to use up all the bits left over from other challenges,  I don't waste much and I had so many pieces of paper left over that I wanted to use up as much as possible.   My idea turned into a bit of a nightmare but I got there in the end,   I used scrapes of paper cut them into one inch squares,  put them on a piece of paper sticking them all down separately in a diamond, from a host of CDs.  Hers my list
Joanna Sheens  One Summers day,,  and Pamela West CD twice,
The tale of Peter Rabbit CD by Crafters Companion
Pollyanna Pickering Woodland Birds Chapter IV Sketch Book Collection
The image was a left over from Joanna Sheens Pamela West CD
 I cover the diamonds with strips of peel offs before adding the image which was matted onto gold card.
It was a lot of work and I kept the card simple after the work on the backing paper.
It worked and I am pleased with the card.
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, 10 October 2018

I'm still here

Hi,

If you are wondering where I am, I'm still here, while we were in Turkey the wifi was crap,  yes I really mean crap,  I had a job just getting emails and looking at Facebook and everything else.
Now I'm home blogger has decided that it's wants to play up,  I can't sign in on my new iPad,  so to leave comments on your blogs I'm back using my old iPad,  how stupid is that.
So if you never got a comment over the last three weeks,  thats the reason why.  I'm trying to catch up with you all,  in the meantime I'm working hard to catch up.
Hope everyone is well,  and enjoying this beautiful day.
  I will write up a post on your holiday in Turkey,  I'm still trying to get use to the cold,  it was 40 to 45c that's 104 +f. every day in Turkey.  A lot hotter than normal for the time of year.
Hugs
Margaret

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Back to Basics and beyond - Watercolours


Hi,
Another challenge at Back to Basics and this fortnight its Watercolours,
After a lot of tries and I mean that I finally got a card made, I do mean a lot of tries years ago I could have done a scene but today nothing work.
 So in the end  I embossed a card with the embossing folder called Bee by Darice and watercoloured the bees,
I matted the card onto golod card and put a peel off edge around it.
I finished off the card with some bees from stash which I have had for a while and peel offs

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

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

The Atomium - Brussels

 Hi,
Whist we were in Brussels it was only fitting to go and see The Atomium,  We went by Metro to the see the Atomium which I wanted to show Vernon and of course see it again myself.
This was built in Brussels for the world exhibition in 1958,  which was the first exhibition after the second world war.
I was lucky to go in 1958 and saw this which today is an icon
I still have a copy of the original program that my parents brought,  I might add I was only 4/5 years old when I went.
The building consists of nine a unit cell of an iron crystal that correspond to the nine atoms making up .standing 102 meters high weighs 2,400 tonnes, and the spheres are linked by 20 tubes.
We did not go inside as the que was so long,  the lift which takes you to the top sphere was the fastest in world when it was built.
Between 2004 and 2006 the Atomium was restored it is now the most popular monument in the city and has become a world renowned symbol of Brussels.
In 2003 it was listed as the strangest building in Europe by the American news channel CNN.  in the ranking it was beaten by a building in the shape of a banknote in the City of Kaunas and Gaud's famous Casa Mila in Barcelona.
This year it is 60 years old and the picture below show the sign wishing the Atomium a Happy Birthday. 
It was a delight and a pleasure to see this icon again,  so Happy Birthday Atomium.
                       Hugs
                    Margaret



Sunday, 30 September 2018

CD Sunday Challenge - Autumn Days


Hi,

Time for another challenge at the CD Sunday Challenge and this fortnight its Janes turn to choose,   Her choice is Autumn days
For this card I used Pollyanna Pickering Sketch Book collection chapter V British wildlife,  I used the harvest mouse image and backing paper to match.
I matted the image onto some hammer gold card,  added some flower flowers from stash attaching them to the card with a flower brad.

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


Friday, 28 September 2018

Pillowcases

Hi,

A few months ago a friend gave me a pillowcase kit,  the kit had thread and two printed pillowcases.  During the heatwave it was just too hot to knit so I started the embroidery of the pillowcase number one.
Its a nice cotton material although its a lot more work than it looks,  I'm using two strands of embroidery silk,  its very fine work. with a lot of detail. 
This picture was taken a few weeks ago so there's a little more done.
I will update my progress as I carry on,  its a bit slow at the moment
                                       Hugs
                                    Margaret

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Four Petals Bookmark


Hi,

Here is another bookmark from Robins new collection of bookmarks,   this is Four Petals,  its now a favorite design of mine.
I tatted this in Lizbeth thread no 20 Leaf Green med., and Summer fun
I have not blocked it yet in case you think its wonky,  the tassel I used both threads to make which was left overs from the shuttles.

                                 Hugs
                              Margaret