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Sunday, 8 October 2017

CD Sunday Challenge - For the Love of Dogs


Hi,
This fortnights challenge on the CD Sunday challenge blog is my choice,  I hope you enjoy my choice which is For the Love of Dogs.

For this challenge there will be an extra prize which has been donated to the team,  this tattered lace die will be an added prize to the winner of the challenge.

For this challenge I made an easel card and I wish they were easier to photo I used Pet set by La Pashe.   This being my favorite breed of dogs and having own several of them, when I saw this image well I just had to use it.
I used the backing paper which went with the image.
I matted the image on silver embossed card, added the die walking my dog which was free from Tatted lace magazine some months ago.  I have been treating my self to this magazine while I have been going through the eye treatment, well thats how I started buying it.   I added silver peel offs in the corners, I also used the smaller image inside the card which I matted on the same silver card.   and finished off the card with two small very dark blue ribbon.
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.
 
Have a lovely weekend
Hugs
Margaret

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Pinterest Challenge by the Pin Chicks


Hi,

Today is the day when we Pin chicks show you are choice from Pinterest and what we did,   well this time I dont have much to show you.  What with trips to sheffield for my eye and now not being very well I just have not done a lot.
I tried this pattern by Tat's all She Wrote,  I found it on Pinterest with a link to Marty's blog,  here is the link for you to have a look at her pattern.
My effort is poor,  there is a mistake but I was not worried about it too much, I was going to tat another one,  but I went down with this cold and I have not tatted anything for over two weeks,   I have caught up with the blogs but I am still a long way behind most things.
I used Lizbeth thread Juicy watermelon in no 20 thread.
I did like the pattern but I would like to re-do this in a plain colour rather than a variegated thread.
I have no idea if the others have done anything, as I have not heard but here is a link to their blogs,
Carollyn    and Margaret
 There is nothing from Suzanne this time.
                               Hugs
                           Margaret

Sunday, 24 September 2017

CD Sunday Challenge - Mellow Yellow



Hi,
Sorry I have not been around much over the last week,  I have a really bad cold/flu whatever you can call it,  which I came back off holiday with,  more about my holiday in another post when I feel well enough to write it,  I will catch up with you all in time.
Anyway here's another challenge from the CD Sunday challenge team,  this time its Wynn's choice of Mellow Yellow.
For this challenge I used a backing paper from the CD If flowers could talk by Patience Strong  Joanna Sheens CD,  and the parchment flowers came from a new CD I brought when I went to the Parchment Show in Bristol,  Garden creation 3D flowers by Maria Maidment,  I used a leaf die cut which I brought at the show and placed it around a cream oval which I embossed before adding the flowers and putting pearl centers in each one, I finished off the card with cream ribbon and a peel off words.
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, 15 September 2017

Update on Project


Hi,

I said I would update you on the tatting project,  its been slow going with tatting other things in between,   all I can say its growing,  the neckline of the dress its going on is quite large around so its going to be a long collar to fit.  
I am in no hurry although its is a winter dress so as winter is approaching I better get a move on with it.
I am using Lizbeth thread no 20. and the pattern is Jan's book Tatted Treasures Page 78  
While you are reading this I am sitting on a beach soaking up the sun hopefully.
                                   Hugs
                               Margaret

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Bab'ys Cardigan

Hi,
I am scheduling this post as I am away
My friend asked me to finish her knitting, she had knitted the back and would I do the rest,  so here it is finished,  it is for her grandson who is a year old.  The picture is not great but I think you can see the pattern and the random wool.
The wool is Drifter by King Cole, and the pattern sorry I gave her back the rest of the left over wool and the pattern so I cant tell you the pattern number.    I can say the wool was lovely and soft and really lovely to knit up.
She's pleased with it and thats all the matters.
                                     Hugs
                                 Margaret

Sunday, 10 September 2017

CD Sunday Challenge - CAS


Hi,

This year is flying by and time for another challenge from the CD Sunday Challenge blog,   this fortnight its Meg's turn and her choice is a CAS.
For this challenge I used a pink card and the image from Joanna Sheens Cd Enchanted Dreams,  I finished off the card with a pink bow and peel offs around the image.
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, 6 September 2017

Update on Pinterest earrings

Hi,

I have finally finished the other earring to the Pinterest post which I did on the 31st July link to post to remind you.
I used Lizbeth thread no 20 Niagara falls,  with white beads in the middle and blue seed beeds on the rings,    the bead in the middle I think is a shade too big,  I did enjoy this pattern and its tatted on one shuttle, I am sure I will be making more in the future.
Heres is the pattern from Pinterest 


I am scheduling this post as I am in Sheffield for the third and last injection in my eye.
                                     Hugs
                                 Margaret