Sunday, January 1, 2017

Take one 12 x 12 sheet.

Yes this is  what I did.  
After doodling around on Y Tube where I watched a video
on making 6 cards using one sheet of 12 x 12
I decided to take up the challenge myself.

The yellow card  pieces where all scraps and the flowers etc were
all bits that have been sitting around waiting to be used.

This one has 4 pieces of yellow card and the butterfly must be at least 10 years old.

Spot the flowers from the border in the corners.

Couldn't believe my luck that these flowers were a perfect match.

Managed to make this flower from some left over sponged gloss card
and the butterfly was such a perfect match.

Am entering this in:

I don't know what this year holds for my family with DH now completely immobile.
He spends his day in a big chair that is back breaking to push around, 
sleeping most of the time.
So I know you will understand that I don't have much time visit or post.

Margaret M

A Happy New Year

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Wishing everyone who passes by may all your dreams come true.

Margaret M

Saturday, November 26, 2016

So cute

Am racing to make enough cards for Christmas
even though I have been making them all year I am lagging behind.
I have started helping some of the ladies at the aged care facility
to make cards and this is the one we made this month.

I have adapted it slightly to fit Merry Monday's theme 

Also sharing this with Rudolf Days Challenge.

Don't know where spring went except for a few hot days it has been
wet and very windy and so many people with allergies as the
wind has spread the pollen far and wide.

Summer starts next Thursday so hopefully the wind will abate.
Then I will be complaining of the heat.
Just cannot win can we?

Lovely to see you pop in any time.

Margaret M

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Happy Birthday

Just popped in to share my daughters birthday card with you.

This is SW Floral Meadow that I have backed with a 
lovely green although it looks yellow there.
The border Die Namics is in silver and the flowers are SW Camellia.

This daughter has taken to colouring in just with Faber Castell pencils
so I stamped up a background stamp and gave her and this is the result.
I have made them into 4 very different cards.

This is mounted on silver which really brings the pink out

 This one has lots of smooch and stickles on it.

Am really happy with the colour combo here.

But this is the all time favorite.

Am sharing the top card with Flower  challenge

Must dash like the White Rabbit 'I'm late I'm late'.

Margaret M

Friday, November 18, 2016

Me use Grey...... You're Joking

This is the very first time that I have used grey on a card
and I was horrified too when I saw how dark the grey was.
However what is the use of a challenge if you don't challenge your self.
So here is the card .

and I have just seen the centre of the Poinsettia
which will probably disqualify me.
I am loving the flourish which is
Memory Box Madera Corner.
Me thinks I will be using that again.
Am sharing this with

Life is extra busy and I don't know why but at least the weather is 
supposed to stay fine over the weekend.
Hope you all have a pleasant weekend.

Margaret M

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Special occasion

Oh we have had so much wind and wild weather
with a few hot days thrown in.
Yesterday was 26 with strong cool gusty winds.
Today 14 with showers and there was a chance of snow too.
The weather has gone mad.
It is no wonder that I have been suffering a sinus infection.

This is a card for one of those very special occasions.

This has been made entirely with Sue Wilson products.
EF Art Deco Fanfare
Dies Stockholm, and Blushing rose.
Cosmic shimmer Diamond sprinkles.
I love this as it just gives a sheen.
I have used a very pale pink card on this although it looks peach in some areas.
This is for the 
Simply paper craft - Always anything goes
Alphabet challenge blog - Use 3 ingredients.

Megan hope your weather is improving and I love you red wine card
sorry I am unable to leave a comment.

Thanks for dropping in you are most welcome.

Margaret M

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