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..
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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.

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Margaret M

Scrap box special

Just a quick post this morning with a card I made using up a couple 
of pieces of very old DP.  It was some of the very first patterned
paper ever to come out over here.

The scallop border on the very pale pink card was punched
and had been sitting in a box along with various other pieces similar.
In fact everything about this card came from scraps
so a wonderful excuse to slip over to 
Pixies Playground and get into some mischief.

Have to dash.
Thanks for dropping in and for your lovely comments.

Margaret M

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Use a sentiment

This week Hazel wants us to use a sentiment, I know I have only
used a very small one but a sentiment never the less.
I treated myself to a Tonic die which I am very happy with
and with the card that I have made.

The cute stamp was a freebee on one of the stamping magazines.
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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Happy Birthday

This week.
Our one and only beautiful grand daughter came to visit her POP.
Living in Melbourne we don't see  as much of her as we would like.

Afraid the photo does not show this card off very well but days have
been very wet and overcast for the last couple of weeks.
I can't remember if the mauve border is die or punch as I had 
threaded the ribbon through it for another project but ended up not using it.
It had been laying on my desk for ages but seemed just right with
this DP.

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Thank you for dropping in

Margaret M

Monday, June 20, 2016

Red Red Robin

 I haven't been around for a few weeks but lots of things have been
happening but I wont bore you with details.
There is a lot to get my head around.
I have been doing a little crafting, not as much as
I would like but never mind.
Here is today's card.

The robin's are small snippets of left over DP.
Looking forward to dropping in  the Pixie Snippets playground
and catching up with everyone and maybe getting a hug from Parsnip.
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Margaret M

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Very Glittery

I am delighted to show you my lovely Azelea that likes to bloom
both in Autumn and Spring.
With the drought we had along with constant sunshine
I didn't think it would bloom this time.
It looked rather sick at one point with leaves yellowing
but the rain we have had recently have woken it up.
Although it is late blooming this year you can see by the buds there 
 is still a lot of flowers to open.

Today I have used snippets left over from my making this.

I have CASed this box from one I saw on UTube   HERE
Thought this would be ideal to make and fill 
with goodies to add to any Raffles they hold at the aged care home.

Here is the card  I made, another birthday card for the home.

I was left with 4 small squares of the stripe paper.  1 still to go.
With a strip of yellow from which I also cut out the roses.
Add a snip of white{can always find some of those } and a snip of green.
The sequins are from the thousands I have and added small 
glittery ones in the centre of each of the larger ones.
The borders are stickers/peeloffs very glittery and I painted
the white petals with Frost Glitz Smooch.  

Now I am off to the Pixies Playground with it

Thanks for dropping in  see you again soon.

Margaret M

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Pink and Silver

Another non traditional Christmas card although I am disappointed 
with the photo it looks so dark.

This cute little girl was a freebee with a magazine last year I think and 
I had never inked up.   Just thought she would look good
in pink so pink and silver it was.
She is coloured with copics with lots of silver ribbon
and the last of my silver mirror card.

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Thanks for dropping in hope to see you again soon.

Margaret M

Monday, May 9, 2016

Ring A Ring a roses

I was looking in my drawer of left over embossed paper looking for a scrap of 
Swiss Dots but this scrap of SW Bed of Roses presented itself.
Liking what I did with a previous card HERE
thought I would try colouring it again but this time
I chose to use 2 colours.
The roses were coloured with a Versa cube lilac
and the leaves with a Memento dew drop in New sprout.
The Memento having a pointed end makes it a breeze to get between the flowers.

There was just enough of the pale mauve card to mat the embossing
and cut out the 3 little flowers.
I just have a sliver of the pale mauve to take with me when I shop again
The flourish I found in my box of greenery had a piece missing.
not to worry I hid that behind a flower.
The silver stickers/peeloffs look as if I was worse for wear when
I stuck them on but dare I try to straighten them?

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Thanks for dropping in

Margaret M

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day

A very happy Mothers Day to all you Mum's out there who are celebrating today.
You will never guess but I won the Mother's Day raffle at Fairway.
The home that my husband is in.
It was a great big box full on all these goodies.
I now have a fridge full of chocies and I am not a chocoholic.
Lots of beautiful smelly stuff to pamper myself with.
Hope they are not trying to tell me something!!!!!!
Along with a teddy cuddling a baby teddy. 
2 cups and saucers and a selection of teas
And I love the useful big box it was packed in.
Also I won on Craftyhazelnuts challenge a lovely CD from OH LA LA.
So really I have had a good week.
Now here is my card for today.

Non traditional colours well not the bright yellow.
This little lass has been waiting in the drawer for about 2 years I think.
I think she was coloured with Tombows and as she is on watercolour paper
guess I must have used my aqua brush.
Certainly not my best effort.
Am sharing this with.
CHNC Christmas challenge - Vintage or anything goes

Many thanks for dropping in hope to see you again soon.

Margaret M

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Postage stamp flowers

A big hi to Megan, glad I gave you a laugh unfortunately I can't visit
you as I am not able to get onto Google+ to see any of your lovely cards
or leave a comment.
I am always blocked by a screen that says Join Now but I am not sure that I want to.
Are there any advantages to joining Google+?
Not being that Tech Savvy perhaps some kind person could explain it all to me.

Anyway onto today's card.  These little flowers had been mounted
ages ago have no idea what I had in mind for them then but they were in my bit box.
The paper is LOTV and I found a tiny scrap just big enough to
mount the greeting on.

Winter has arrived.  We have gone from 20+ down to 14-16
and were greeted this morning with snow on the mountain.
At least at long last we have had some of the wet stuff.
Unfortunately with it came the wind and played havoc in the north
of the state a lot of people were without power last night.
Poor things must have froze.

I am sharing this with,

PDE Linky party - Anything goes

Thanks for dropping in you are most welcome.

Margaret M