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 

Monday, November 20, 2017


I have been trying to tidy up my craft room..... no don't laugh I'm serious.
Oh yes you are right it is never ever going to be tidy.
Anyway I seem to have more bits and pieces that never find homes.
I have not been able to get to any craft shop
let alone my favorite craft shop for over 12 months now
and buying on line is just not my style.  I want to see and to touch things.
So I took a deep breath and rummaged through the pile of
that I have here waiting to be used and came up with 4 blue card blanks
that I have put to good use with one piece of 6x6 DP.
Apart from the one piece of DP everything else was just hanging 
around waiting to be used up.

Here is what I cam up with.

The card blanks were all different shades of blue and the white card
I used for mounting had patches of ink on it which 
I was able to hide or cut around.
I would be happier if it had made more of a dent into my piles of
so that it would warrant my buying more.  Big Sigh!
Just hoping the poinsettia ones will go through the post without getting squashed.
Am sharing these with:

Hope those of you in the North are not too cold.
We are starting to get some rather warmer weather than I like.
I am indoors with the air con on working on my "STUFF".

Have a good day.

Margaret M

Monday, November 13, 2017

The Puddle Duck Vineyard.

Yesterday we had a lovely time here on a glorious day celebrating our expected baby.

Me,  Mum to be Meagan,  Daughter Angela gran to be
Younger Daughter Deirdre.
Sorry about the shades but it was to bright to take them off. 

The pond with a balcony jutting out over it.There were a lot of 
ducks on the pond but they don't show up.
Vines in the background past the trees

Some of the gifts on display.
Even the soap containers in the bathroom were ducks!

An enticement to come again.

It was so hard to take photos as with the sunlight one could not see
just what was in the photo so it was a bit hit and miss.

Now I should include a card in this post but I do not own a stamp with a 
duck on it! 

Talking to my daughter we asked her what she wanted the new bub to call her
I am Grandma and will stay grandma for any new offspring.
She said as her husband wanted to be Pop she had thought
Lolli would be a good name!!

It is supposed to get to 27 today so I have already been out and shopped
now to stay inside and keep cool.

When it gets over 22 I have had it.

Have a good day.

Margaret M

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Pink for a little girl !

The last few days have been beautiful and I took this 
Twilight photo the other evening.

I can take any amount of this weather in the low 20's am enjoying 
it before it gets any hotter.
Tomorrow is going to be another lovely day because we are going to the 
Baby Shower that friends of my Grand daughter - I - L are holding for her.
And yes it is going to be a girl hence the pink.
The first baby in the family for nearly 19 years. Can't wait. 

The lovely soft Teddy Mia even has a birth certificate.  

I hand cut a pattern for the card and covered it with double sided
wrapping paper, spots one side and plain the other.
Made the scallop pattern with Spellbinders Bracket border
and just a small piece of white satin ribbon to finish it off.

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Wishing you all a lovely weekend.

Margaret M

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

I'm Late, I'm Late........... Sorry

Yes I am late for the start of the month and 
Falling down on my DT duties.
So without any ado here is my card for this month.

The papers are Maja Design teamed with one of my
favorite LOTV stamps coloured with Faber - Castell
pencil by my daughter.
She colours in to pass the time while she is undergoing treatment.

This has not been a good month in fact this whole year has been
very much up hill. 

Am sharing this with  the following challenge.

Thanks for dropping in

Margaret M

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Spring has not yet sprung!

September was not a month that I care to dwell on as I have had a virus 
probably an off shoot of the Flu bug that has laid a lot of Australians low.
My energy levels have been non existent.
Hopefully we will get some better weather soon while those in 
the south of the country are having record heat.
down here we are still into winter with a good dump of snow 
on the mountain yesterday, thankfully gone this morning.
At least with the weather still being cool we have enjoyed these.

They have lasted longer than normal.

On to brighter things.

I was given a pack of these 3D floral stickers so I hunted through my box 
of die cuts "That will do for another project" to find something to
mount them on.  Found more of the mauve card and a piece of
Nit Wit patterned paper such a perfect match and
added a few rhinestones.
A pleasing result.

Our clocks went on over night so we lost an hours sleep.
Think I could do with a NANNA NAP!

Have a great day.

Margaret M

Friday, September 1, 2017

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned paper challenge time

What a wonderful display of cards you shared with us in August
over 400 lets see if we can top that in September.

Yes time  to show you my design team card.
I found these two rose Stickers/Peeloffs when I was sorting out.
They have been hanging around for years so I thought use them up.
The DP is digital and the embossed card was another scrap.
The blue card 2 different shades were also off cuts so I feel very virtues.
Even if it has made no dent to my pile of bits.
I coloured the roses with my copics.    

A better look at the portrait one.
This has lace on it but it is a little hard to see in the photo.

Have a great day.

Margaret M

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Marble effect

I had a wonderful time playing with inks and cling film.
It is ages since I did this.
I pulled out some Adirondack pads
Caramel, Denim and Currant.
Cling film and water to spritz.
This was the first with Caramel and Currant.
I spritzed the water onto the cling film and put it on the card and left it to dry

These are with the Caramel and Denim
and I removed the cling film slowly when they were still wet
to get a lovely marble effect.

I used more Caramel on this one and left the Denim patchy but thicker.
But best of all I used up 4 card blanks that have been in my stash
for at least 15 years.  They were a perfect match.

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Have a great day.

Margaret M

Monday, August 14, 2017

A Simple Christmas card

A simple Christmas card today.  It all started with 2 strips in which
I had cut out  a SW die.  They had laid on my desk for sometime.
I joined them together and trimmed to form a rectangle
and placed a piece of red ribbon between them.
They continued to lay on my desk until I brought out some 
red card one day and found that it matched the ribbon.
I have no idea what I was going to do with the red card because
once it connected to the die cut rectangle a new card evolved. 

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Thanks for dropping in.

Margaret M