Thursday, November 1, 2018

Roses in bloom

This is some beautiful rose paper that I have been hoarding for years.
I think this is the last of it but you never know 
there may still be some hiding away in my stash.
As the roses are now in full bloom I thought it only fitting
to use it for my November DT card at 

I wish you all a lovely month of crafting.


Monday, October 1, 2018

2 of a kind

Where is this year going to October already.
Time to post my DT cards for

I seem to be making cards in 2's  at the moment trying to use up 
odd scraps of paper that I have lying around.
I really haven't had a chance to shop much this year
and I hate shopping on line as I like to browse and compare
when choosing new craft so am being very good
and using what I already have.
Needless to say I have enough to last a lifetime with out buying more.
I think this DP was in a Christmas pack.
It has a red and blue stripe which looks completely
different against the Red and Blue card I have put with it.

Looking forward to see all the lovely cards you all produce this month.


Friday, September 7, 2018

Lets hear it for the boys

My daughter gave me an envelope with part of a card that she had 
received from Myer ' departmental store' 
and she said "See what you can do with this Mum".
I ended up with 5 cards but only took photos of 3.
Actually I did start on a 6th but that ended up in the bin.
I am having trouble with my MOJO anyway
hope it comes back soon.

The design of the pattern just lent itself to Black and White

and I am quite happy with the result.

It is about time I entered a few challenges again so here goes.

I am beginning to wish spring would hurry up and arrive
we did get 4 days of 17 and got lulled into thinking it had, 
but then we dropped back to single figures again and
I feel colder than I have all winter.

Have a good weekend


Saturday, September 1, 2018

Down memory lane

Today I have dug deep and pulled out stash that has not seen 
light of day for some time.
I am in the process of trying to get rid of things I haven't used
for years to make room for something new.
Alas I find it too hard to part with anything even though 
I do less stamping I can't part with any of them.
So today I did a little trip down memory lane and came up with
These two very quick and easy cards.
My DT cards for September's patterned paper challenge. 

The papers are Nitwit which have been in my stash for ages.
2 sizes of a plain circle die and 1 of a scallop die.
both of which are the first I ever bought.  
The happy birthday and rose stamp go way back  
and the jewelled flowers were among my hidden treasures.
The border die would be comparatively new about 5 years old

I am looking forward to seeing all the lovely ideas you come up with.

Margaret M

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Just Peachy

This has been a very up and down month for me what with health issues,
then my darling little 6 month old Great grand daughter
having to have open heart surgery to close 2 holes in her heart.
Thankfully she has recovered well it is mum and dad 
who have taken longer to bounce back.
I am rejoicing too with the safe arrival of  another beautiful
Great grand daughter that I have yet to meet as she lives in Melbourne.

Onto my DT card for August 
Come join us with your makes we love seeing them
and the prize this month is a beauty.

I have included 2 this month as they are the same design
On the first one I used SB hemstitched borders using the plain rectangle to
cut the patterned paper.
On the second I used SB A2 Fancy weave.  I cut 2 and layered them
to give them more stability.
The patterned paper I have had for 4 years and never cut into it before
I just used to take it out look at it and not wanted to cut into it.

Hopefully as my energy levels improve I will be able to start 
hopping around to visit you all again and get a few more cards up
and posted.

Margaret M

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Pink Roses

Welcome to July with my DT card for

As you know I am a pastel person so this red spotted paper
was a bit bright for me but with the help of the
white die cuts from Downton Abbey it helped to calm it down.
The frame was made with a free die in one of the stamping mags.
The rose paper and the sentiment are both from Wild Rose Studio.

Look forward to seeing all the lovely cards you produce this month.

Margaret M

Friday, June 1, 2018

June DT card

Well here I am back home after my holiday.
The only way to fly I have found is Business class.
Nothing is too much trouble, never been so waited on in my life.
The flight both ways was really smooth it is tempting me to think I might do it again. 
Had a wonderful time with my daughter and grand daughter.
We had booked AirBNB accommodation which was excellent, thankfully.
Caught up with friends and relations
and I walked among the bluebells in the wood.
However even after a week I still don't seem to have recovered from the jet lag.

But back to business my DT card for June

This really isn't as pale as it looks but I should have used a brighter Yellow
but I have such trouble using brighter colours yet I love 
the look of the cards that those who use them make.
Do take a trip over to 
to see the lovely designs that my team mates have made
and join us with your own card.

Margaret M

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

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