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Thursday, 27 July 2017

Facebook Tat Along

Hi,

Hope you are keeping well,   this is the next piece to the Facebook Tat Along by Alenalea,  this is round five,  very easy round,  we are now waiting for the next round.
I used Lizbeth thread in Grape Pizzaz no 20 for this round.
Have a lovely day
                                  Hugs
                              Margaret

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Facebook Tat Along

Hi,

On this wet horrible day I thought it was time to put something on the blog,  I have got a bit behind with posting and commenting,  so I hope you will forgive me. I have had a few off days with the Fibromalygia and with the injection in my eye has not helped,  there's another injection at the beginning of August.
This is a tat along by Alenalea tatting on Facebook,  Its a lovely pattern to tat,  this is it so far rounds 1 to 4,  I am at the moment doing round 5.
I am using  Lizbeth White and Grape Pizzaz number 20
Here is a link to her page.
Hope you are having a nice weekend
                            Hugs
                         Margaret

Sunday, 16 July 2017

CD Sunday Challenge - Celebration


Morning,
Its time for another challenge from the CD Sunday Challenge this time Jocelyn has chosen the challenge - Celebration.
For this challenge I chose to do a wedding card from a new CD I brought a few months ago called With This Ring from Papercrafting.  The whole card is printed off as a kit with a separate sheet of the happy couple getting married place at the back of the arch.
I put a white glittery ribbon bow at the top and curled the ribbon down the side of the arch and then cut out heart shape leaves from a free gift from Papercraft Inspirations,  the die is for heart shape flowers but I cut it in green and cut each heart off the strip that you roll to make the flower and then cut some small pink flowers from a flower die which was also free from a magazine a few months ago.  I placed gems inside each flower and finished off with a peel off congratulations word.
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

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Happy American Independence Day & my birthday



Hi,
Happy American Independance day to all my American followers,  in honour of your day I made this Ice drop,   I used the Ice drop pattern by Marti Miller,  and as I did not have any suitable blue thread I used blue beads where the picots should be,  I placed a blue matching glass gem in the middle.  My hearts around the side seem to have a mind of their own.   The spiral chain is also white and red and I had a couple of blue beads left on the shuttle which I used in the chain.  The thread was lizbeth thread no 20.



No I did not make this card,   it was sent to me by Charolette Jones a member of the Unbranded Craft Dies and Craft Supplies on Facebook.  She showed this card to which I left a comment and she very kindly sent me one as a birthday card.   I have never had a 4th July card before and this shaker card will be kept,  its very shiny and difficult to photo so I hope you can see the beauty of it Ok.
I hope you have a lovely day where ever you are today
                                 Hugs
                             Margaret

Sunday, 2 July 2017

CD Sunday Challenge - Up the Garden Path


Hi,
This fortnights challenge is mine and for this challenge at the CD Sunday I have chosen Up the Garden Path,
For this card I used the Joanna Sheens CD The Pamela West Collection, for both the backing paper and image.   Its a little more pinky than the picture shows,  I matted the image on pink glitter card, die cut the fence from Polkadoodles,  a die cut butterfly with pink gems on the body,  and roll up flowers with pink gems inside and a die cut green flourish,  finished off with pink and cream ribbon bow.
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, 21 June 2017

Update on Project


Hi,

Hopefully its a beautiful day where ever you are,   I have scheduled this post as I am hopefully sitting by the pool enjoying some sun,    the weather forecast is hotter than normal yay I could do with my vitamin D topping up.
This is the project I am working on at the moment,   no one guessed what it is last time I showed how far I had got,  but as this has been on craftree I better tell you I am making a collar for one of my winter dresses,  the rhinestones are falling off and I thought I would refresh the dress with a collar.  Its a pattern from JS  book Tatted Treasures Page 78,  I am using Lizbeth thread No 20 in white.
I am working the split rings and the first row of the pattern together so I can get the right size and then there is another row to add to the top,  This is a pattern that split rings are very much in demand on the base row,  lucky I do not mind a split ring, like all JS patterns it has its moments.
                           Hugs
                       Margaret

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Cd Sunday Challenge - Sun or, Sea or Sand


Hi,
Another CD Sunday Challenge,  this fortnight its Wynn's turn to pick the challenge and shes picked Sun or Sea or Sand.  For this challenge I went for  the Sea.
I used Something for everyone CD by La Pashe for the image and the backing paper is Joanna Sheens CD The Pamela West collection.  I matted the image onto silver glitter card,  used peel off dolphins and a gingham ribbon.  with a happy birthday in silver peel offs.  Just a simple card for this challenge this time.
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