Sunday, October 23, 2016

Happy Birthday

With snow on the mountain and only 13 the forecast for today,
where has our spring gone?
I have the heater cranked up though the sun is out at the moment.

Today I have 2 30th birthday cards to show you.

This card shows off the lovely Tonic Deco Oval Trellis Die
The large flowers are the Retro flower that I trimmed with fancy scissors.
The camera has made them a brighter pink than they really are

This card shows off another of my new PB stamps
Coloured with copics.
RV 13-14-21-23-32-42-02-06
R 81-85
YG 17-23
I lightly sponged Memento Summer Sky around.
Really pleased with this.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

This is Spring!

Our crazy weather, here we are half way through spring and we have had 
gale force winds, snow on the mountain and at the moment sleet and hail.
It is supposed to improve by the weekend, fingers crossed.

Today I am showing off the last of the stamps in the PB Botanicals.
Am really thrilled with this set.
The first one is just stamped in black over gloss card that has been
sponged.  This shows off the full stamp.

In the second one I have chosen to use the stamp around the card
and have coloured in with copics.  The butterflies also comes with this stamp set
and after colouring I washed it with smooch to give a sparkle.

The background paper came from LOTV.

I am sharing this with:

Thanks for dropping in. 

Margaret M

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Non traditional

The  nice warm hint of spring has gone and we are huddled around the heater again.
We have had so much rain that the garden squelches when you walk on it.
Thankfully we have not had the high winds like those in SA have.
Neither have we had the rain although the north of the state have
had a good amount again.
Typical Aussie weather either a feast or a famine.

I don't usually use Pink for Christmas but thought I would challenge myself.

I am really pleased with the result.
Am entering this in 

Friday, September 23, 2016


My one and only beautiful Grand daughter has just
had her 40th birthday.
Where oh where have those years gone.
So now I can show you her birthday card made with another
new PB stamp called Scented

The photo really doesn't do it justice.
I embossed the stamp with a fine gold glitter powder and 
coloured with Copics and it is really very elegant.
I mounted this onto gold shimmer paper. 
The die is a Sue Wilson freebe from Die Cut Essentials magazine
that has just arrived here in Australia,  Think it is the July edition. 

Here is another card I made with the same stamp but this time embossed with black,
fussy cut and mounted with 3D foam. So very different.
Have written myself a memo to get some new embossing powders 
as mine are all so old and getting yucky.
This is such an easy rose to colour in

Well this is what I have been up to the last week or so to keep my mind off things. 

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend.

Margaret M

More florals

A big welcome to Marijke who has joined my followers.

Here are 2 more cards made with the PB Botanic Garden stamps.
Love this little flower.
In the first card I used a new embossing folder from WeR 
called Quilted.
Also used up a small snippet of lace and the last piece of ribbon so
I am sharing it with the Pixie Snippets Playground.

In this one I used some new background paper with a 
completely different look.
I am sharing this with A bit more time to craft

Have a great day and thanks for dropping in.

Margaret M

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016

Playing with Penny Black

I have needed some distraction recently so I brought out my
very latest Penny Black stamps.
I am not going to tell you that I have more on order.
This CAS card shows off PB Botanical Gardens

It has been coloured with Copics and the butterfly was 
painted with smooch.
The sentiment is a PB 1998 stamp.
I am sharing this with.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Still going round in circles

Yes I have been playing with circles again.
Not that I have had much time to do anything with 
DH being in Hospital this week.
There is nothing worse than sitting around in hospital
waiting for Dr's etc. All so tiring.
DH is back in the nursing home now and glad to be back
with the routine and people he knows.

Really useful for using up all those pieces of  left over DP.
I have found a whole stack of odd pieces while having a clean up.
Perhaps some one can explain why every time I use up some scraps
at least 3 more pieces take their place.
Am popping over to Pixies Snippets with this.

Many thanks for popping in

Margaret M

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Just one week to spring

The sun is just beginning to have a little warmth in it now.
I have taken a few pictures around the garden to help you feel spring like.

I love this white one

The pale pink,  the red ones are dying off

This is such a cute little star shaped flower don't know it's name

Lots of flowers died off but still more to open

and look how tall the daffs have grown trying to find the sun.
More of those cheeky star flowers you can see from this shot they are
pale blue on the tips. So pretty.

Not a good photo i'm afraid.  I was asked what could someone make just with a circle die
This is what I came up with.
A very old piece of DP covered in circles with just enough
to cut a few extra circles out.
So I am now going to pop over to Pixies playground with this and 
have a game while the sun is out.

Having just been up to Devonport  to my friends craft shop, with a new friend that I met
at Qigong {exercise class} arranged by Carers Tasmania.
I have come home penniless but happy.
So now there is much sorting out of craft stuff and rearranging going on. 
You can find Bev's shop HERE
They have the best prices and quickest delivery in Australia.
If you go on line tell Andrew I sent you.

Thanks for dropping in

Margaret M

Sunday, August 7, 2016

One for the boys.

Sorry it has been a while since my last post but life gets in the way.
However I haven't been idle and have a few cards ready to go.
Just hoping that I haven't stiffened up too much
with the lack of practice on the swings so no energetic pushes Parsnip.

This one is a male card made with a remnant of very old DP.
The tag is a SW die and the swirls in the corners are
the cut outs from the tag
A no waste card.

Thanks for dropping in.

Margaret M

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Jolly Holly

Still chasing my tail but have managed to make this card
following the sketch on

When I start out to make a square card I always end up stuffing it
This was no exception and I have ended with a tent card.
Well it could have been worse if I had put it together upside down..
I am sharing this with:  

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Christmas Blues

Blue ,Gold, White/ Silver is the colour spectrum over at Merry Monday.

I have taken that to mean White or Silver and have gone for White.
The gold Baubles look gorgeous in this photo, with the reflection of the flash.

I am a collector of envelopes and the blue background is part of one.
Rather too large to make a card to fit {or too mean to part with extra postage} !
The blue insert to the card is from another.
The baubles were cut for me by my niece who passed away 2 years ago.
We shared an interest in card making and I have been loathe to 
use them until now.

Lovely to see you Megan so sorry I cannot comment on your blog.
I am having enough trouble with NBN dropping out all the time
so have no desire to add Google +.
Was much happier on ADSL.  NBN is only fractionally faster.
I wish I didn't have to vote but vote I must.
Fingers cross for the right outcome.

Am sharing this card with:

Margaret M