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Monday, July 24, 2017

Follow the sketch

This is going to be a very quick post today.
As I have to make 3 cards quickly i decided
to try a sketch.and chose the Saturday one. 





Just hope this fits the bill.





Margaret M



Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Airing my puches

Yes I brought some punches out today and gave them an airing.
It is a while since I have been over to the Flower Challenge
Too many things been happening in my life this year.
However I have just the card to fit this challenge.







No it is not about to fall over its just the camera's fault it looks that way.
I used Sue Wilson's Bed of Roses EF and sponged the roses.
It is very delicate colouring but if you look carefully you will see 
the roses are a very soft lemon.
I had a yellow oval in my bit box so purposely mounted the 
sentiment at an angle over it but now I keep wanting to 
straighten it.
Then for a change I took out a couple of my punches to make the flowers
from scraps.

I am sharing this with:






Now for some news that I have waited so long to hear.
At long last I am going to become a Great Grand Mother.  YIPEE!!!!!!

You wont get the smile of my face now.

Thanks for dropping in.


Margaret M


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Design Team Post

I am delighted to tell you that I  am now on the Design Team 
I have masses of papers and this will be an incentive to use some of it.
I am renown for buying beautiful paper just to look at it.
Then I find some I like better and wonder why I didn't use the first papers.
So it mounts up and some that I am using is years old.
You have a full month to enter and can enter as many times as you like.
So come on use up some of that DP that you have 
hidden away in the cupboard and join us.  


This paper is years old and I have no idea where it came from.
The flowers are a freebee from Altenew
and the dies are Sue Wilson.

http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.com.au/


There is a white frost here in Hobart this morning and the sun
is taking a long time to creep up here.
I have to go out but will wait another hour or so or
even leave it till this afternoon.
Roll on spring.


Thanks for dropping in you are most welcome.


Margaret M

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Blue Christmas

Winter has arrived with a frost last night and even though the 
sun shone all day we only had 10 degrees.
It has been very mild up till now and the early 
Wattle is coming out in bloom about a month early.
The broad beans I planted are coming through much to my delight.
They manage to grow through the cold.

Today I have a Christmas card to show you.


It was getting dark when I took the photo hence it is not very bright.
I stamped up a few Christmas stamps for my daughter to 
colour in whilst she is in hospital having treatment.
She has to sit there for 8 to 10 hours so it helps to pass the time for her.


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Thanks for dropping in you are most welcome.



Margaret M

Friday, June 2, 2017

More Mainly Men's cards


I have to make quite a lot of cards for men and 
elderly men whose hobbies etc I don't know so tend
to keep them  very plain.
Here are a couple more that you may like to see.




The Sue Wilson banners are just perfect for men I find.



Love the grosgrain ribbon on this one and that 
embossing folder, Couture creations Grand Woven is a hit every time.
Must try inking it and see what it comes out like.

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Thanks for dropping in

Margaret M


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Dumbo having a swinging time.


Sunset over Hobart.



It faded so fast that by the time I had rushed to get my camera
the best of it had gone.
There is snow on the mountain as it has been rather cold this last week.
Winter officially starts tomorrow.  Brrrrrrr.......

I have been going through some already stamped images and picked out
this lovely one of Dumbo.
I have used Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Rectangles
and Cheery Lyn Design Happy  Christmas.


I have also used up the last of my gold mirror card.
Good excuse to order some more things from my friends shop.

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Thanks for dropping in

Margaret M

Friday, May 26, 2017

Christmas Greetings

52 Christmas card Throwdown have a colour challenge
and I thought that I would like to make a card with these colours.


They certainly are different.


but I am quite happy with the result.

It has been a beautiful day here and
 I spent a lovely hour having a coffee with my girls 
 but now it is rapidly turning to dusk.

My Broad Beans are planted and with the showers and mild temps that we 
have been having I hope to soon see them popping through.
This is assuming I planted them the right way up!
Ang:   Leave your beans till next year as I hope to  be coming over
around this time.  I want to walk through the Bluebell woods one more time.

Megan: Have been over to look around your blog am tempted to 
join google plus so I could leave you some love too.


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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Bed of Roses

The sun is shining and a promise of 18 degrees today 
a change from the 14-15 we have been having.
We also had some rain last night much appreciated as it has been so dry.
I need to get out in the garden and plant my Broad Beans.
It is Sunday morning and I am being very lazy I need to get a shuffle on.
First though here is a card that I made yesterday.


A SW Bed of Roses embossing folder
Also brought out one of my punches that seem to be getting neglected
to make the border strip.
With snippets of white and green to make the flowers.

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Must dash now to get all I want to do done.


Margaret M

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Corner flowers

This is the corner flower from a Wild Rose Studio stamp set
called Milton which you can see HERE.

As soon as it arrived I had to test it out and I thought I had found a 
square piece of card to do so but as you see it was only almost square.
I coloured with copics and then added clear spica to the petals.
The Best Wishes is from a Hot of the Press stamp set.
The scallop edge is a die by Sue Wilson,
and the flourish is a Spellbinders.
You see I spread the love around.


I wont tell you the lace came from the $2.00 shop or you might all want some.

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Margaret M

The Carol Singers

I have brought out a stamp that has not seen the light of 
day for a number of years.  It is 1998 vintage.
I was never sure if it was meant for Christmas or any time of the year.
As you can see they are not looking to collect money,
but have other ideas.


Well it's good for a laugh anyway and I know exactly who is going to receive this one.

My spam mail contained an offer of work today.
$8,400 a month now I wonder just what they expect for that!.
It's ok I filed it in the appropriate bin.

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Margaret M


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Double Z fold card

Today I have made a double Z  fold card as per the tutorial
at Beccy's place  HERE. Thanks Beccy.
Must really get stuck into making more Christmas cards
as I am lagging badly with them.

Have set this snowman on a silver background.
He is such a happy little fellow.


A side glance to see the greeting.

Am entering this in;






Thanks for dropping in you are very welcome.


Margaret M