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Sunday, 15 January 2017

CD Sunday Challenge - Make it Male


Hi,                                                                                                                      This week on the CD Sunday Challenge blog we have a new challenge - Make it Male and yes I know what you are thinking like all crafters we say that making cards for men is the hardest cards to make.                                  So I used La Pashe CD Gnomes and Fairies too,   I used the backing paper and 3d the image of a Gnome playing cricket.  I added some green flourishes and leaves in various shades of green to the top to make it look as if hes in a clearing of the forest,  I also added a Happy birthday sentiment from the CD to the bottom of the card.
I am sure any male interested of plays cricket would like this card.
I hope you will not only visit the CD Sunday Challenge site,  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, 13 January 2017

Tatted Ice Drops


 Hi,

Something new in Tatting these are called Ice Drops,  The crazy was started by Diane,  and its taken on big time,  
The tatting is around glass nuggets,  the white one was my first and its not perfect, I had trouble getting some smaller glass nuggets as they are called in the UK,   |But as I learnt the pattern I managed to make more rings and enclose a bigger glass nugget.




So this is my bigger one this time I used  Lizbeth thread Springtime No 20,  the glass nugget is clear but is taking on the colour of the thread.   I tatted a chain to hang them both,  nothing fancy just a plain chain this time,   The little rings off the chain are 3-3-3-3, Hoping to make many more so watch this space as they say.



Hope you are not too snowed in,   we woke up to a covering of snow this morning but the sun did melt it,   hopefully thats the white stuff over and done with this winter.
Have a nice weekend
                                    Hugs
                                 Margaret

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Pinterest challenge Tatted Dress August 2015



Hi,

I have been asked many times for the pattern for this tatted dress,  which I did back in August 2015 so at long last I have posted the pattern on my pattern blog Link,   It's a free pattern so I hope anyone who wants to tat it will enjoy the pattern.
 I am hoping to get rid of this flu bug that just won't go,   I do have some new things coming up  in the future, so in the meantime I hope you had a lovely new year.
                                          Hugs
                                       Margaret

Sunday, 1 January 2017

CD Sunday Challenge - Something New


Hi,
Firstly Happy New Year,  this is the first challenge of the year and it was chosen by Pauline, and its something new.
For this challenge I have done a new Home card we have a friend moving in Australia (hopefully she wont see this post) in the New year.  I wanted to keep the card flat as possible so its not quite my usual card.
the image and backing paper are from Joanna Sheens The Pamela West Collection.  The image was matted onto blue card,  with white die cuts and a spray of Ivy die cut.   The flowers are glittery peel offs put on strong card and cut around to give them a bit of shaping before gluing them onto the card,  I finished off the card with a ribbon and bow with silver peel off wording.

I hope you will not only visit the CD Sunday Challenge site,  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
Until we meet again Take care
                                 Hugs
                             Margaret


Saturday, 31 December 2016

Wishing you a very Happy New Year



Wishing all my followers and friends

A

Very Happy New Year 

Hopefully a wonderful crafting year.

Friday, 30 December 2016

Pinterest Challenge by the Pin Chicks


Hi,
I have posted this challenge a day early as I have another post going on over the next two days.

This is the last pinterest challenge of the year and from now on it will be every other month,  
This month to round off the year I have done the Dimpled Ring Angel by Lenore English,  I tatted her in lizbeth white no 20 thread.   Unfortunately this angel had a bit of a disaster I upset some drink over the coffee table and she was sitting on the copy I had printed out and although I managed to get her away as fast as possible but she suffered some dye from the ink off the picture on the pattern,  so shes a little blue in places.
I am not sure which ladies are doing the challenge this month so I wont put a link but I am sure if you have a look around their blogs you will find which ones have done something.
On behalf of the Pin chicks I hope you have enjoyed our challenges throughout the year and the next post will be on the 31st January,  We look forward to seeing you next year and if you would like to join in please contact one of us and we will be delighted to see you.
In the meantime Happy New Year.
                           Hugs
                       Margaret


Sunday, 25 December 2016

Wishing you a Very Happy Christmas



I wish all my followers and friends 

A

Very Happy Christmas