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Friday, 6 January 2012

The last Christmas Cards.

At least its stopped raining and the wind has finally died down. These two cards were made for Christmas, I wanted something that was not the usual things Christmas cards have but were for Christmas. The top one was for Vernon's Dad and the other was for Dee Vernon's sister.
We were unable to go up to Oxford over Christmas because I had flu but tomorrow we are going up to Dads 80th Birthday Party and then I can give them their cards. I was so late with them that they missed the post and we said we would take them with us on Boxing Day. Well they say the best laid plans don't work, and in this case they did not.

I used the tatting pattern 5 point Celtic motif which I have done before but I made them with 10 points instead of 5, the pattern is a Sue Hansons Pattern, I used Lizbeth Christmas thread no 20. I put the motif on a gold miri board card, the backing paper was free from a magazine. The ribbon is sheer from Joanna Sheen's online shop. I have done several of these before and I think they are lovely for cards. I finished off the cards with gold peel offs.
This is a close up.

I hope you like these cards, I wanted something different and I hope I managed that, none of us felt in the mood for Christmas after Peters death. The rest of the family got brought cards which is very unusual from me, but we with so much going on I just could not find the time to make some for them.
I was going to do a challenge card for the Sunday CD Challenge, but with the week I have had I have not had time for myself. Mother is now going into a home so I have been looking at nursing homes for her, I think we have found the one that will suit her, its now just getting the paperwork done and then sorting her bungalow out. Vernon's is wandering how he found time to go to work with all the wandering around we have down over the last few weeks, he would have had a lot of time off work to help me.
I hope you have a lovely weekend and until we meet again in Blog land take care



  1. beautiful cards Margaret, hope you are better now, sounds like you are getting organized bit by bit, hope you Mum enjoys the nursing home and you have a lovely time in Oxford

  2. Hi Margaret, I hope your feeling better now, the cards are beautiful, hope all goes well for your Mum.
    Kevin xx

  3. Margaret, I hope the New Year is a gentle and kind one. Your cards are lovely, and I hope you enjoy the birthday party. Hugs

  4. stunning card margaret.your tatting is beautiful and i love the traditional colours :D

    xx coops xx

  5. Gorgeous cards Margaret, hope you enjopy the 80th party, and hope your feeling much better now, good job Vernon retired when he did at this rate.xxx

  6. very nice color and beautiful tatting


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