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Thursday 31 December 2015

Happy New Year


I wish all my followers and friends and guests to my blog a Very Happy New Year,  hopefully 2016 will be a better year,


Monday 21 December 2015

CD Sunday Challenge - A Cool Yule

Only a few days to go until Christmas and for this challenge on the CD Sunday Challenge its a Cool Yule.   Seeing our temperatures are very mild for the time of year,  what more could I do than a card with snow, well I hope that is a Cool Yule.
For this card I used Joanna Sheens CD,  The Pamela West Collection disc number two.  I printed off the whole sheet and used three images decreasing in size as I decoupage the image down the card.   I used the backing paper that went with the image and matted the images onto silver card.  I place a narrow piece of silver card and a strip of blue ribbon under the first image.  and made a bow for the side.  Added a Merry christmas peel off,  and finished off the card with glitter,  I glittered the whole scene all most,  I hope you can see the glitter.
Actually this card is for my Husband Vernon but he does not know that yet,   I still have the insert to do and husband to the front of the card.
I do hope this card meets with the challenge of a Cool Yule.
Until we meet again take care

Sunday 20 December 2015

Decembers Pinterest Challenge - A choir of Angels 24/25 Motif Challenge


For my December Pinterest challenge I went for angels they are very popular this year more so than snowflakes.
I used three patterns off Pinterest to make the choir, the top three are Sharren's Angel from Tatting with Sharren blogspot, I followed the link to her blog for the pattern here is a link to her blog.
Next I used two angels off a pattern sheet that was posted on pinterest,  they are on a blue sheet of paper no page numbers and look like workings out for the pattern,  the numbers are faint but I managed to work out the patterns.  At the bottom of the sheet it has Patrieia Pirocca 14.4.24,  I take it she designed them, I hope I got her name correct as its a bit faint on the sheet,  the third angel on the sheet does not really work out, so I left that out.
I think all three patterns look good together and are all worthy of being in the choir,  they dont take much thread  and would be good patterns to use up thread on a shuttle.  I used white Lizbeth no 20 thread.
I hope you like my choir,  I am sure that Suzanne's item link to her blog,  and Carolyn's item link to her blog.   Please do pop over to see their items,   next month we start again with another challenge for the year still using Pinterest and we have another lady joining us,   if you wish to join in we will be pleased to see you.
Until we meet again Take Care

Thursday 17 December 2015

My Flowering Foxglove

Yes today is the 17th December and with the mild temperatures here in the South West of the UK,   I have a flowering foxglove,  it should flower in June and July,   There's a lot of daffodils out around the county but mine are still underground,   I just cant believe its decided to flower for christmas.
The strange thing is I thought back in the summer after it flowered and the slugs eat it, I had lost it, and that was it but no its come back to life.
Hope you are enjoying this lovely mild weather I am sure we will pay for it later in the winter,
Until we meet again
Take care
Since blogging this post this photo was featured on the local BBC news programme called Points West.  They wanted photos of flowers flowering early due to the mild weather, so I sent it in, I was over the moon when I saw the photo on the news.

Sunday 13 December 2015

Flutterflake Snowflake


I saw this on Carollyn's Blog back in October link to her blog,   I was really taken with this snowflake,  its called Flutterflake designed by Emma Crew.  Its tatted in two different size threads which caused a major problems for me,   one I don't use the very thin thread plus I don't have much in the stash,   and two my eyes really cant see to tat with it.   So on several bright days and I mean the days when the sun did shine I made the butterflies,   it took three days to tat six butterflies with thin thread,   I used some thread that Fox had sent me, quilting thread I think on the card the number is PQ #063, there's no name just a number,  actually the thread is really pretty and made some beautiful butterflies for the snowflake.  The white part of the snowflake is Lizbeth thread no 20 in white,  I still have to sew in the ends at least with the butterflies there was no ends to sew in.
I would love to tat this pattern again but its going to have be a summers day for the butterflies. 
Hope you are having a lovely weekend

Friday 11 December 2015

CD Sunday Challenge, Colours of Autumn


I am very late with this card,  partly because I have not been well this week with laryngitis,  which is fast becoming a cold and cough.  The weather is not helping,  its very mild for the time of year and with rain and high winds not surprising everyone seems to have a cold or flu.
The Challenge on the CD Sunday Challenge was colours of Autumn,  which to me is gold, red and orange,   well here is my impression of colours of Autumn.   I used Debbie Morse Designs Art Deco Bookazine CD,  I matted the image onto cream pattern card and then onto red card, and 3D the dancers.  I used the backing paper which went with the design and the flowers matching the dancers and placed pearls in the middle of the flowers,  did the same with the greeting and finished off the card with gold glitter peel off's.
I hope this meets with the challenge.
Have a lovely weekend and take care