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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The Merry month of May

When you read this I will be sunning myself in Sunny Sussex by the sea.
Well thats the theory anyway.
I shall be in Sussex whether the sun is too remains to be seen.
As long as the bluebells are out I shall be happy.
Have now had to search among my photos to find the card I had 
earmarked for May.
Found I have a lot of cards that I have not yet posted
and what was my New Year resolution?
To post every card I made this year!!!!!


This looks a bit washed out in the photo but rest assured it really isn't
although looking at it I could have improved it by backing the yellow rose.
This card proved to be another useful way of using up odd scraps of paper.
Of which I seem to have a great pile.

Have enjoyed looking at all the lovely cards on
this month.
Hoping to see another bumper entry for next month.



Margaret M

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Floral greeting

Oh goodness me April already time just flies.
Time for me to post my cards for this month DT spot on
I enjoyed seeing all the lovely cards you put up last month.


I have 2 cards for you today and I must say I was very happy with them
The greeting and floral stamp are from Wild Rose studio.
The oval die is a Cheery Lyn die and I { not that well I confess }
Hand cut the coloured oval behind it.
The papers are from Sue Wilson.
A touch of lace on one and some ribbon and a punched border on the other.


On a very happy note my daughter has at last got her passport
so our holiday plans can be confirmed.
This time next month I shall be in England.  Oh if only I could get there
without getting on a plane.


I do hope you are all having a lovely Easter and not
too much chocolate!!

  
Margaret M

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Plain and simple Masculine cards.

Didn't get much sleep last night as I thought the wind 
was trying to get indoors.
The park behind my house is a mess of bark and leaves
from the big Blue Gum out there.
My back garden is covered too so when the rain stops
you know where I will be picking up leaves and bark.

My trip to the UK is fast becoming a reality now that my daughter has at last 
received her replacement citizenship  certificate.
She was one of a vast number of people who were issued with a certificate
which did not have a date on it back in the 90's.
She has at last been able to apply for her passport and paid extra to get
it fast tracked.
I don't think she will be happy until she has it in her hand.

I have quite a lot of birthday cards to make for elderly men.
As I know nothing at all about them, hobbies, likes and dislikes etc.
I have had to find something neutral.
SW banner die has proved very useful.


The card below used some of my many scraps of embossed card.
Just love those colours together. 


 Sharing these with 




http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.com.au/

It is not going to be a good day for anyone in Australia today as it is
Wind, Rain, Fires and Heat.
Stay safe.




Margaret M

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Mellow Yellow

I know that I am running a bit late with my DT card for 
this month but my computer is on a go slow.
That is if it is going at all.
May be that I will have to lash out and buy a new one as technology
has now left this one far behind.

Without more ado here is my card.


This is another of the many flowers that my daughter has coloured for me.
She leaves me to do the fussy cutting though.
The background card is some I coloured when Copics first came into Australia.
It had been in my bit box waiting to be used ever since.
It was just big enough to fit into the die and makes,
well I think it makes, an excellent background. 
I also coloured the gem in the centre of the flower with copics.
The butterfly is an Elizabeth die and I cut it out then stuck it onto
some overhead projection film which I coloured too.
The  background paper was shimmer with swirls and leaves.  
I also made use of some scraps of the yellow card.

Do come and share your patterned paper cards with us at 
we love to see them.

I am going to share this with,
So I will pop over and see what Parsnip has been up to.
His usual mischief I expect.


Have a great day.



Margaret M

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Thinking pink

Today I have one of those special birthday cards to show you.


I had the base of this card completed for something else but changed my mind
as you do. So when I was asked to make this card it was the perfect base.
I coloured the flowers with my copics and then fussy cut them out.
The numbers were die cut with a tonic die.


Am sharing this with:







Have a good day.


Margaret M







Thursday, February 1, 2018

Baby bunnting

Well here we are at the beginning of another month already
and today it is time for me to show you my February DT card for

You cannot have a new baby in the family without having a welcome baby card now can you?


That stamp is one that I have had for years.
Always in hopes! 


The sentiment and the ducks are from a Sue Wilson die
and the rhinestone feet, dare I say it, came from the dollar shop over the road.
The paper I used is just double sided wrapping paper.
It is a very good quality paper that the newsagent at the shopping centre
has just brought in.
I was looking at it the other day and there are some lovely designs
but I am on a very tight budget at the moment.
The beginning of the year is when all the bills roll in.

Must say there were a lovely lot of entries in January for 
Looking forward to see what you all come up with this month.

I scheduled this post to come up at a certain time which it did not do
but now as I edit it tells me it did.
Can some kind soul tell me what I am doing wrong. PLEASE.


Have a good day

Margaret M

Friday, January 26, 2018

A little bit of Distress Ink.....

.....goes a long way.
Yesterday I was making tissue paper backgrounds.
Cleaning up I was just about to wipe off the remaining ink from my 
craft mat with some paper towel.
Instead I picked up some small pieces of scrap white card
and soaked up the left over ink on that.
So instead of using the backgrounds here is what I did with the leftovers.


I just went mad cutting out banners and flowers even going back to
put out more green ink to cut out leaves and banners.
This one is very girly while the one below is for the boys.




http://cardz4galz.blogspot.com.au/ -Anything but square



https://sunnydaycrafting.blogspot.com.au/- D for Daisy or other flowers


Happy Australia day not as hot here as they forecast thankfully.
Hope everyone had a good day.


Margaret M


Wednesday, January 24, 2018

3 Florals

I have 3 cards to show you today.
They have all been coloured with Faber Castell pencils.
The colouring in helps my daughter while away the time when she
has her treatment.
I let her choose what ever colours she likes and then match them up.
Clear proof that I have too much card stock yet still yearn for more!   


This is a beautiful floral design by the very talented Beccy
Teemed with papers from LOTV but I think they don't sell them any more.



This one was harder to match up and I think that I should have put it on a 
  dark navy card and not the pale blue.



This one gave me the opportunity to use up those strips
of white card left over when I die cut a border out.
I would not say I am a hoarder but I do have a whole box of strips like this


Am going to share these with:







Wishing you all a wonderful day.


Margaret M



Sunday, January 7, 2018

My first Christmas card

36 degrees yesterday and what did I do make a Christmas card.
Well you do don't you.
At least it was cooler indoor with the A/C on


I was trying repeat trying to tidy up my craft room and picked up 
this piece of gloss card that I had embossed with
a Spellbinders Impressability ages ago.
While looking for something to go with it I found Tilda
already coloured and cut out must be at least 3 year ago.
I scrap of mauve card and a Downton Abbey die make a new card


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Such good news my first Great Grand Daughter arrived safely.
She is such a tiny little girl but so so gorgeous.


Margaret M

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year

Wishing everyone who drops in a very Happy New Year.
May 2018 see all your dreams come true.

My new year resolution is to start posting all the cards I make.

Time for me to post my DT card for


This is about the closest I ever get to shabby chic.
Would welcome any tips to improve.
The papers are Heartfelt creation .
The larger bunch of flowers are fussy cut.
I still have masses of these papers left and a whole drawer full
of other designer papers so why do I still buy more?
Do pop over and see the lovely designs of the other team members.

Well the start of a new year and I still have to pinch myself
as I can't believe that by the end of this week I will be a great grandmother.
Plus Christmas brought another wonderful surprise
of a second great grand child due the middle of the year.
Whoopy Doo again.
Add to that my planned trip to England in their spring.
2018 looks great from where I am standing.



Margaret M

Friday, December 1, 2017

Happy Birthday

It is not very often you get the opportunity to make a card for 
someone who is coming up to 100.
But this is the pleasurable task that I was set this week. 



I started with a cream card base used the 
Sizzix Scalloped border die thinking that I was cutting out
the pattern only to find it had cut the card base.
Not that that really mattered
A piece of pink card soon filled up the space and I cut 
the left over piece of cream card with the plain scallop border
and popped it over the pink edge.
Another piece of pink card with the plain scallop border
probably finished the base card better than my first idea.
I cut out SW Frames and tags Maggie
{Well I had to buy Maggie }
in pink and cream.
The larger flowers which are white and cream, the camera 
has not picked them up very well, have been in my stash for years.
The rose buds were made with Sizzix cinch and go flowers.
The ivy was scraps of white card sponged with
DI Mowed Lawn, Crushed Olive and 
Memento Cottage Ivy.
The one sprig off silver ivy and the numbers look tarnished 
but here again it is the camera's fault.







Have a great day.


Margaret M 

A spring birthday card

I have just been trying to compute my brain from 
Eastern standard time to Greenwich mean time
but alas my brain is not computing as well as it should.
Trying to work out what time I needed to schedule this post to go live.
I blame it all on this heatwave we are having here in 
Tassie we are not used to this heat and certainly not the humidity.
The hottest November for 150 years!

Anyway on to my DT card for the December 
What a love selection of cards there were in the November challenge.
I have had a great time visiting and finding new blogs along the way.


I pulled out a punch to make a pretty little border to go with this piece of 
Nit Wit paper that I have matched up to some lovely blue card.  
I coloured the pearls with a copic {sorry can't remember the no} 
and was so delighted they were such a perfect match.
A lovely spring card that I think I made when I was wishing the weather 
would warm up at the beginning of spring.
We are never satisfied are we?


I wish you all a lovely day. 
Christmas seems in a hurry to get here doesn't it?



Margaret M