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Wednesday 31 December 2014

Happy New Year

I wish all my friends, family and followers

a Very Happy New Year

I hope that 2015 will be a better year than 2014
don't want another year like that again.


Thursday 25 December 2014

Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas to all my followers and friends.  I hope you you have a great Christmas.

Do you remember the tatted wreaths I made in green with white and red berries,  link to the post  well one comment from Miranda saying she had done the pattern in white with red berries,  I thought it was a great idea so here is mine in white with red berries. I used Lizbeth thread no 20 in white and red burst. I think it looks lovely in white, I am sure I will be making more next year.
Have a nice day

Tuesday 23 December 2014

Stamp it up CD Sunday Challenge


This is the last challenge for the year from CD Sunday Challenge,  and one I did not think I would be doing but after a little thought here is my entry.                                                                                   I use my tree stamp and heat embossed it a few times with white, green and silver embossing powders onto black card,  added gems in red, green and white.  matted it on silver card.  The backing sheet is from Joanna Sheens Enchanted Christmas CD.  I put some red flowers in the corners at the bottom,  with some holly leaves,  and a die cut and then finished the card off which is from my Hubby with a red bow and silver peel off's.
By the way he does love the card,  I think I was heavy handed with the glue putting the gems on,  its showing a bit in the photo but not on the card, phew.
Hope you are ready for christmas I think I am now,  crossing fingers.
Take care

Monday 22 December 2014

Art Deco Christmas

Hopefully you are ready for christmas,  I am nearly there just a few more presents to wrap,  the shopping is done, not going near the shops again.
These are two cards I have made for my grand daughters,  now one is getting older I made them both more of less the same.
I used the Glitter and Glitz Art Deco Christmas CD for the image and backing sheet, and matted the images on gold card and added pink ribbon to match the dress.  I added glitter to the dress but it has not shown up very well in the photo.
I hope they like them.

Until we meet again take care

Saturday 20 December 2014

Mastering Tatting Book, 10/25 Motif Challenge

Recently I brought Mastering Tatting book by Lindsay Rogers,  I must say I have fallen in love with this book,   I have really enjoyed doing some of the patterns from it,
The Bookmark above is on Page 45 called Daisy Bookmark I did add an extra daisies to the length as I felt it was not long enough,   I used Lizbeth thread No 20 in white and  Summer fun.

These two hearts from page 67 its from part of a Doily called Love in the mist,  and are done separately and then placed around the doily.   I used Purple and white and white and summer fun all are Lizbeth thread no 20.

Both patterns were fun to tat and their will more tatting from this book in the future.  Great book well worth the money and one to have in your own library of books.

Hope you have a nice weekend.


Wednesday 17 December 2014

Dew Drop Pendant 9/25 motif challenge

Its a mild but dull,   windy,  drizzly day here in Somerset,   Last night our local football team won their match in the FA football match and now they will play Manchester United on the 4th January 2015,  Its only a small ground so I wonder how they will fit in a Premier division football team into a 9,000 plus seater ground,  its great to see our little team meet up with one of the big boys.
This little pattern I made up recently and I called it Dew drop Pendant originally had flowers attached to it but them I found this lovely silver leaf in my stock and I ended up putting it in the middle,  with the blue beads on the middle ring of the clovers,  it was tatted in white lizbeth thread no 20.   The clovers decrease in size as it goes to the top point.
Here is the same little pattern again this time I placed a Tibetan silver owl in the middle.
This one is tatted in Lizbeth Purple thread no 20.
I am keeping the pattern to myself for the time being as I am not sure if I will release it or not,  I am not sure if anyone would want it.

Anyway I hope you like my Pendant, I know my grand daughter will want it as she is potty about Owls at the moment.    I hope to make a few more of these with different middles for my craft table over the next coming months.

Until we meet again  Take care


Saturday 13 December 2014

Knitted Chocolate Heart Shape Cakes


Today I bring you my Chocolate Heart Shape cakes,  from the book 20 to Make Knitted Cakes,   I thought I would change the colours and use brown wool with a pale pink top and a red ribbon rose. As chocolate is a girls favourite food,  at least these don't melt away and as they are stuffed with toy stuffing they are washable and calorie free.
Until we meet again Take care

Thursday 11 December 2014

Tatted Door Wreaths, and Christmas Bells 8/25 Motif Challenge

This is a pattern I did last year and I thought I would try it again,   This door wreath pattern was first started by Lady Tats last year.   The pattern is done with one shuttle with red thread and one with green,  The berries are Josephine rings.    I used Red Burst thread by Lizbeth and Green is Flora thread which I find hard to tat with.   This year I had some white on a shuttle to use up and I try it with white berries and I find it looks just as good,  either way its a nice pattern and I used the ribbon to match the berries.
The hanging part I used the colours alternatively on a chain using flipped and unfliped stitches.

These Christmas bells  this pattern is by Wanda Salmans 2007,   They were tatted using white Lizbeth thread no 20,  the middle one is plain with just a red bow at the top,   The two on the outside had seed beads added with a bow at the top.   Its a lovely pattern and quick to tat.  Link to Wanda's blog

Hope you have a lovely Day.

Tuesday 9 December 2014

Song Titles - CD Sunday Challenge

This fortnight on the CD Sunday Challenge,   its Song Titles,  easy, hard whatever,  The night before they announced the challenge for this fortnight its was Strictly come dancing,  my inspiration hit me when I saw what the challenge was the next morning.......  not my best card but have you got it what song it is.
I used the image and the backing sheet from the image,  no I don't like the backing sheet, I was not sure when I printed it off and differently don't like it now.   Its from the Royal Horticultural Society CD Collection by Joanna Sheen,   I matted it onto one of the die cuts I had left from my friend,  only a few bits left now.   Found the gold peel off's houses and bicycle and placed them on rainbow card.  added ribbon and a music bar.
Now you must have got it,   of course its "Tulips from Amsterdam"   I love Amsterdam beautiful city, plenty to see and do and if you get a chance you can visit the diamond cutters and watch them cut diamonds.

I hope you are well and keeping warm,  its got a lot colder this week and bad weather coming in from tonight so stay safe.  until we meet again Take Care