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Thursday, 10 January 2013

1st Card of the year and update on the Tat along Mat

Today was foggy so these pictures ended up with the flash working,  I have done a cock up I did Art Deco for the Sunday CD Challenge its not its Art Nouveau,  so one card that's not correct.  Oh well should have used the brain cell I blame the tablets.
Well this is the first card of the year.

The card was made from the Art Deco Timeless Keepsake CD, using an image and matching backing paper,  which I did an easel card.
The spray of flowers are some rose buds I brought on wires which I curled and let them spring from the spray,  die cut roses which I brought in the Garden Centre Millets near Abingdon which we visit when we go up and see Vernon's family.  small gold bead sprays and two coloured ribbon. 
An Ivory ribbon and gold bead on the other side of the wonderful die embossed sheet and flourish which my friend Suzanne did for me.   thank you Suzanne yours pieces are wonderful
I finished the card off with gold peel off's and on the base another Ivory ribbon with a cream rose matching those on the spray,  with Happy Birthday in white lettering.
The ribbon is from Joanna Sheens on line shop

This is the tat along mat by Renulek you saw the first three rounds on the last post,   I said round four was big,  well this is as far as I have got half way,    I have worked out the colours for the Mayan tatting challenge,  and worked the pattern out yeah just got to tat it.   The TIAS starts tomorrow not sure what its going to be but that's half the fun.
Sorry Blogger is playing up so I hope you can read the first part of this post.
Until we meet again take care, keep warm.


  1. Beautiful card Margaret, I like the image the design and the flowers, the tat along mat is growing,
    Kevin xx

  2. I just love your Art Deco card. What a great start to 2013. It reminds me of an Art Deco mirror I had. I think it is still in mom's house. It had a girl with a parasol on the mirror. The colours of your mat is lovely. Great choice of colours.

  3. Love the card Margaret.
    And love the color choice for Renulek doily.

  4. One of the teachers at school makes gorgeous cards, including her own wedding invitations! I enjoy looking at beautiful handmade cards, but it's not something I think I'll ever attempt. I don't think I have the imagination for it, so I'll just enjoy looking at yours!

    The doily looks lovely!

  5. stunning card margaret.gorgeous soft colours and i love your elegant lady.
    regarding the roses i use on my cards, some are from my local craft shop but mainly i get them from wildorchidcrafts.co.uk
    Hugs Nic.xx

  6. Really beautiful job on your doily!! :)

  7. Hi Margaret, Your card is so elegant and pretty, love it...as for your Tatting...wow...sooo beautiful...

    Do hope Vernon's Dad is OK.....let me know how things go won't you, your both in my thoughts.xx

  8. Hello, Margaret, Dear! I've come to your blog from the blog of one of my sweet commenters ~ you know how that goes ~ :) ~ Now following you! Your work is beautiful...my Grandma tried so hard to teach me to tat, but I just couldn't get it...I wish I had been a better pupil!
    So nice to "meet" you!


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