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Sunday, 30 September 2018

CD Sunday Challenge - Autumn Days


Hi,

Time for another challenge at the CD Sunday Challenge and this fortnight its Janes turn to choose,   Her choice is Autumn days
For this card I used Pollyanna Pickering Sketch Book collection chapter V British wildlife,  I used the harvest mouse image and backing paper to match.
I matted the image onto some hammer gold card,  added some flower flowers from stash attaching them to the card with a flower brad.

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
                                   Hugs
                               Margaret


Friday, 28 September 2018

Pillowcases

Hi,

A few months ago a friend gave me a pillowcase kit,  the kit had thread and two printed pillowcases.  During the heatwave it was just too hot to knit so I started the embroidery of the pillowcase number one.
Its a nice cotton material although its a lot more work than it looks,  I'm using two strands of embroidery silk,  its very fine work. with a lot of detail. 
This picture was taken a few weeks ago so there's a little more done.
I will update my progress as I carry on,  its a bit slow at the moment
                                       Hugs
                                    Margaret

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Four Petals Bookmark


Hi,

Here is another bookmark from Robins new collection of bookmarks,   this is Four Petals,  its now a favorite design of mine.
I tatted this in Lizbeth thread no 20 Leaf Green med., and Summer fun
I have not blocked it yet in case you think its wonky,  the tassel I used both threads to make which was left overs from the shuttles.

                                 Hugs
                              Margaret

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Alenalea Tatting Tat along on Facebook Finished



 Hi,

Its finished not quite how I wanted it to look bit at least its done.
I started off with pink and yellow flowers,  close up of the yellow flowers.
After doing the pattern until the point of adding the flowers,  but then I found I had made a mistake somewhere,  after cutting off the green rounds, and re-did it only to find the mistake must be in the coloured part,  I found that I only needed seven flowers,  what to do I had four pink and four yellow.
I did another three yellow flowers so now they are all yellow.
Now I finished the doily,  on the 7th row I did the rings in the same colour as the middle.
Middle Lizbeth White
Center and 7th round Lizbeth Tropical Punch
The green is Lizbeth is Leaf Green Med.
Flowers Lizbeth White and Yellow

All the threads were no 20.

It was a good tat along might have looked better if I had found the mistake. 
                           Hugs
                       Margaret

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Back to Basics and Beyond - Inky backgrounds


Hi,
Today is a new challenge at Back to basics,   this fortnight we would like to see Inky backgrounds.
This has been a little out of my comfort zone,  I have a limited pallet of colours in ink pads, I used Versa mark ink on an embossed card using the embossing folder Extra Loren by Couture creations.   I patted the ink pads over the embossed surface.
Cut an fairy die using a Signature Fairy die and also ivy die by the same make,   the blue flowers die was a freeby from a magazine.
I glittered her wings and wand with silver glitter and place silver drops in the flowers centers.    I added a butterfly to the card.  this was a die cut that was sent to me some time ago and I cant remember who sent it,  so thank you if you know who you are.

We would be delighted to see you are there is a the Back to Basics and beyond challenge blog and here is a link to the blog
Hugs
Margaret

Sunday, 16 September 2018

CD Sunday Challenge - G is for.....


Hi,
Time for another challenge at the CD Sunday Challenge,  this time it is Carol's choice and she has gone for G si for....
My card today is G is for Game Bird.
For this card I used Pollyanna Pickering Woodland Birds Chapter IV sketch book collection for the backing paper and the image of the Pheasant. 
I matted the image on gold miri card,  added a yellow ribbon bow and finished off with peel offs

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

                                   Hugs
                                Margaret

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Frivolity Ice Drop


Hi,

I thought you might like to see my latest Ice drops I made.  The pattern is by Diane and its called Frivolity Ice Drop.
I must say I do like this pattern,  its easy to do,
The top one is a Lizbeth thread called girly girl
This one at the side is again a Lizbeth thread called summer fun,   I was asked to make one by a friend when she saw the above and she wanted either a pink or blue well this summer fun thread has both colours shes is delighted and looks like she will want more.

I think they both worked out well.

Hope you are having a good weekend,
                                          Hugs
                                      Margaret

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Back to Basics and Beyond - Decoupage



Hi,
This fortnight we have a new challenge at Back to Basics,  its decoupage and for my card I decided to do a christmas card
I used a red basic card and the image for the decoupage I used a sheet from Diny van de Lustgraaf,  they are dutch and very complicated to cut out and very fiddly.   For part of the image I left a little white on the fir when I cut it out and makes it look like a bit or frost on the edges,  I finished off the card with a red ribbon and a peel off happy christmas.


We would be delighted to see you are there is a the Back to Basics and beyond challenge blog and here is a link to the blog
Hope you have a good week
                                   Hugs
                                Margaret

Monday, 3 September 2018

Robins Test Tatting


Hi,

This is Robins new bookmark pattern called Four Petals,  which I test tatted for her.  I was a joy to tat and the pattern I found easy,  I really love this pattern and will be doing more.

For this bookmark I used Lizbeth no 20 in white and Girly Girl.

Here is a link to Robins blog to find out more about her new bookmarks

                         Hugs
                     Margaret

Sunday, 2 September 2018

CD Sunday Challenge - Cool Colurs




Hi,
Time for another challenge at the CD Sunday Challenge.  this fortnight its Jocelyn's turn to choose and she has chosen Cool colours.
For my card I used Winter Faerie Poppets CD by Crafters Companion,  for both the image and backing paper,  I matted the image on silver card.    For the spray I die cut some white ivy leaves from Joanna Sheens Signature dies,  and Creative Poinsettia die for the flowers in white and silver,   I  used a white feather,  pale blue ribbon and pale blue gems for the middle of the poinsettias
I added silver star sequins and a pale blue bow to finish off the card  and silver peel offs.

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

                                       Hugs
                                   Margaret