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Sunday, 12 May 2019

CD Sunday Challenge # 10 Anything goes using something from a CD


Hi,

Time for another challenge at the CD sunday Challenge blog,  and this is another Anything goes as long a CD is used somewhere on the card,  either completely or just a small item,  which is being hosted by Meg,  unfortunately this is the last challenge, Meg is doing as she is leaving us,  I will miss her as will the whole the team and wish her luck for the future.
For my card this time I have used the backing paper from Magical Christmas moments by Cupcake crafting.  The igloo is from the Embossing folder cute christmas signature collection crafters companion,  and the felt penguins is from the works.
I inked the embossing folder background around the igloo.  and finished off the card with blue ribbon,  and some sparkle in the snowflakes

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

Margaret

Saturday, 11 May 2019

A walk in Bluebell wood


Hi,
Last weekend we went away to Vernons sisters in Oxfordshire,  while we were there we had a walk in this beautiful wood full of bluebells, near Faringdon,  I took these pictures,  the ground was just pure blue with them

I had a question from Jane on my last post re the Lilly of the Valley,  Yes Jane they do have a perfume.  I wish I could put the smell on here,  or send you the smell.

If you have missed my commenting on your blog,  blogger is not playing ball with my ipad,  I am trying to catch up with those I have missed.

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Margaret

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

1st May Lily of the Valley




Hi

Today the 1st May in France it is traditionally sold in all florists.   Lily of the Valley is the flower of the month for May and is part of the Asparagus family,  it is also highly poisonous plant,  I know some people call it a weed as it can spread quickly,   in my case its going tte wrong way in the garden and invading the gravel area.   It only grows in northern hemisphere .   I love Lilly of the valley  my Lilly of the Valley have made it and are flowering in the garden,  its not every year they flower on this day,   the warm spell we had over Easter has brought them forward.  This little red vase is the one I usually put my Lily if the Valley in.
So many flowers have meanings and some have superstitions Lilac and other blossoms are unlucky in the house,  There are people who consider white flowers to be unlucky in the house while on the other hand white heather to very lucky.
In France chrysanthemums are only used for funerals and never given as presents.
The colour combination of white and red flowers should be avoided for hospitals,  now hospitals don't allow flowers in the wards saying they are a health risk,  also the stage consider red and white to be   unlucky.
In most of European countries it is customary to give an odd number of flowers - (even thirteen which of course would be unlucky in Britain) and they remove the paper before giving flowers.
When I had my florist shop I had a french woman come in on may the first and was so annoyed that I did not have any Lilly of the Valley,  that year there was none in the market and they were late flowering,  but to her it was a crime.  the customer is not always right, and you cant have everything just when they want it.
I hope where ever you are in the northern hemisphere you enjoy your Lilly of the valley today.

Margaret

Sunday, 28 April 2019

CD Sunday Challenge - #9 Anything goes using something from a craft CD


Hi,
Time for another challenge at the CD sunday challenge blog and this fortnight Jane is hosting the challenge which is Anything goes using something from a CD.
For this card I using House Mouse triple CD using disc 2 decoupage section.  I could not find a backing sheet for this image so I used a piece of foiled leaf Aurora paper from Cardcraft plus limited and matted the image on a Kanban metallic card.  I decoupage the image and added a piece of ribbon. The sentiment is from the same CD  which matches the image.

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

Margaret


Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Happy St George’s Day

Hi,
Happy St George’s day, patron saint of England,   many countries have a day off for their patron saints but not us.  It’s just another working day.  Over the years it’s been suggested that today is a bank holiday but our government has not given it,  perhaps one day maybe not in my lifetime.

So to all my English followers and visitors today Happy St George’s day.

Margaret

Sunday, 21 April 2019

Happy Easter

Hi,

Happy Easter to everyone,   I hope you are all enjoying the beautiful weather,

I have not been  able to craft for nearly four weeks,  unfortunately I have injured my hand,  so this is a one hand typed message,  its getting better slowly,  and hopefully I will be back in action soon.

I have had problems with blogger so if you have not had a comment from me on your blog,  I am sorry blame blogger,  hope to catch up with you all soon.   I have some bits to post including some test tatting I did for Wally.

Have a lovely Easter
Margaret

Sunday, 14 April 2019

CD Sunday Challenge - #9 Birthday Blog



Hi,
This is our 9th year at the CD Sunday Challenge blog and its our birthday,  we are hosting the blog as a group DT and we will pick the winner of this challenge together.
As we said a couple of weeks ago the team have been saving their pennies and we will be awarding lovely prizes to the team’s favourite entries.  Each of who, will receive a voucher to spend with the craft supplier of their choice.   The team will all be involved in the choices and we are looking forward to receiving - we hope - a bumper entry.








For my card I have done a waterfall card,  using the Shoes in Bloom CD by Ooh La La creations.  for the waterfall I used pink card and matted a sheet of backing paper to match the shoes,   Each image was matted onto Hunydory blushed Miri gold card.  I used the sentiment image as the top one  and put happy birthday in gold peel offs.  It’s ages since I did waterfall card so it was a nice change for me.   I placed a piece of ribbon at the bottom to pull the card down to reveal the other images.
 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

                 Margaret