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Sunday, 22 July 2018

CD Sunday Challenge - Anything goes


Hi,
Time for another challenge and this week it is Meg's turn and her choice is Anything goes, as long as a CD is used somewhere on the card.
For my card I wanted to do something different and I choose to do a spotlight card.  I used Pollyanna Pickering Farmyard Days CD from Creative world,  I printed out the image in black and white and then another one in colour.  I cut a circle from the colour image and place it over the black and white image.  I matted the image onto silver card and then on a dark blue card.  The backing paper also came from the same CD.
I made some parchment feathers spray and added a blue bow to the spray of feathers,  I finished the card off with another blue bow of ribbon and corner peel offs.

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, 15 July 2018

Summer Posy Ice Drops

Hi,

This lovely weather and heatwave goes on,  they say next week will be cooler,  I know my poor garden needs water and the plants are looking at haven for some rain.  so far we had two showers last Friday that just wet the ground.
Today I am showing two ice drops I made these are what I am calling summer posy drop,  I did spring a few months ago and are planning to make a set,  so this is summer with a flower charm,  I used Lizbeth thread no 20 Juicy Watermelon.  The pattern is called Posy Ice drop by Nicola Bowersox.
Hope you are enjoying this fabulous weather
                               Hugs
                           Margaret

Friday, 13 July 2018

Mr Frog

Hi,

Heat goes on,   this is Mr Frog he likes to stay in one of my plant pots on the patio,  when I water he jumps out,  looks at me and disappears into the rocky,  well the other night we had another one jump out of a another pot, so now we have tow frogs living on the patio and its nice no slugs. So I am not complaining about him.  Here he is,  hes not the best thing to photo and where he is, is not the best place.
Hopefully I can get the post about Croatia done,  its been so hot,  not complaining,  its just sapping my energy.
Have a good weekend
                            Hugs
                        Margaret

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Back to Basics Challenge - A Simple Stepper card


HI,
I hope you are enjoying this heatwave,  long may it last and we have a good summer for a change.  When writing this post it is 29c and its getting hotter.
Today we have another challenge at Back to Basics,  a simple stepper card.   I used a pink card which has a fleck in it,  and cut out a simple stepper card.  The image is from Cup Cake  Crafting its been in my box for a while so it was nice to use to make this card.  I decoupage the image with four layers,  at the sides I used a flower die strip and placed pink gems in the centers,  and a die cut butterfly and placed two gems on the body.  Finishing off the card with a pink bow and peel offs happy birthday.

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

Sunday, 8 July 2018

CD Sunday Challenge - A Gardeners World



Today we have a new challenge at the CD Sunday Challenge blog and its Pamela's choice,  which she has chosen A Gardeners world.
For my card for this challenge I have done an image and backing paper from One Summers Day by Joanna Sheen.  I matted the image onto blue card, and using the backing paper to match the image.
I put two sprays of Parchment flowers on this card top and bottom of the image, I used the Garden Creations 3d flower CD by Maria Maidment,  these flowers have several layers and I put silver stamens in the middle I used blue velvet ribbon and white flourish spray die with the green parchment leaves from the same CD.

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, 4 July 2018

Happy American Independence Day



Hi,
Happy American indepencance  Day to all my American followers and friends.
Today is my birthday,  I won't say how old I am but it's just another little milestone into old age.
We are going out today and enjoy the beautiful weather we have been having over the last week here in the UK,  we don't get the lovely hot dry weather that many parts of Europe enjoy,  no ours is a wet heat that makes you feel totally worn out before you even get out of bed.
I hope you all have a great day.
Hugs
Margaret

Friday, 29 June 2018

Toasted Sandwich Croatian Style


Hi,

I am doing and preparing a post about Croatia but in the meantime I thought I would show you a Toasted Sandwich Croatian style,  We just fancied something for lunch,   just a snack so we ordered a toasted sandwich,  Ham and Cheese and this is what arrived.  The bread was square with the crusts on,  yes it was different and it did taste nice,  not quite what we expected.
Hope you are enjoying this beautiful weather, long may it last.
                                      Hugs
                                   Margaret