Monday, September 26, 2011

Made for Me

I couldn't believe my eyes when I hopped onto the Gem of a Challenge site
to find a sketch that was tailor made for me.
Because this was the card I taught last Saturday it was in the shop on display
and I had not taken a photo of it so it didn't get blogged.
 It was made out of paper that I had left over from last year.
The stamping and sponging were all done with a Blue Encore pad
so have a shimmer effect.

I am entering this in:
Gem of a challenge- Sketch
Southern girls Challenge -Anything goes
Make it Monday -Always anything goes
Crafter's companion monthly-Christmas wishes

Thank you for dropping in and for all your lovely comments.

Margaret M
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Happy Birthday to my Blog

I really cannot believe it is my blogs first birthday.  What a long way we have come.
A great big THANK YOU to my band of followers.
Thank you for being with me and for the lovely words of encouragement
you have given me along the way.

This card has been very hard for me.  The colours Brown, Teal, and  Orange
 are not my colours at all so it has been really hard work.
The photo did not come out very well either.
The actual card looks better than the photo.
I tried to give Tilda a bit of shine with stickles and dimensional magic
but am still not happy with it.  Give me pastel colours any day.
At least I tried!!!!!

I am entering this in:
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Monday, September 12, 2011

Christmas card no. ?

 Not Sure
but more Christmas cards to add to my stash not your usual Red and Green or Blue and Silver.

When I saw this DP I just had to have it. A sucker for paper thats me it's a wonder I could bring myself to even cut it up.
With one sheet of the 2 designs I am just about to finish my 3rd card.

This is the inside the circle for the greeting is placed exactly
behind the circle on the front of the card.
The Merry Christmas on the inside of the card is embossed in gold.
Am entering this in:
Simply Magnolia - Anything goes
Simon says stamp challenge - Multi fold cards
Crafters Companion monthly challenge- Christmas wishes
Make it on Monday - Anything goes

Thank you for dropping in you are most welcome and also for your lovely comments.

Margaret M 
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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Spring is in the air

As September 1st is the first day of spring here I just thought I would show you
what is growing in my garden.

The Daffs have been beautiful but they grow so tall and the wind makes a mess of them. 

This Cimbiddium Orchid has had to survive on its wits because I really haven't given it any
time in the last 12 months those are just 2 blooms it has 6!!!!!

This Azelia blooms all the winter. 
It starts off bright pink and gradually fades to white and dies
this is finishing now while others are just coming out

Hope you enjoyed your trip around my garden and see you back soon.

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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Thank goodness for a sketch.......

Hope you all have or are having a lovely weekend.
We are now in to spring and it is a little warmer thank goodness.
One of our reverse cycle Air cons broke down and had to have a new compresser.
Thank goodness it was still under warrenty but can see it being replaced
as this is the second time this has happened to it.

Yes it is a month since I last posted as I have had a few health issues
and my get up and go got up and went
taking my MOJO with it.
However we are now on the right track fingers crossed.
I was very relieved to see a lovely easy sketch on the
Totally Gorjuss Challenge
and jumped at the chance to use it.
 I fell in love with this DP and had to buy it
but perhaps I should have stayed with pink for Tilda's clothes.
She is coloured with copics and I have lightly sponged around the outside of the
Nestie with DI Spun Sugar. I adore the check ribbon that I got at the discount store!
Also used a MS border punch to put in some circles.

I am entering this in:
Gem of Challenge - Colour inspiration
Magnolia-licious - Colour inspiration
Just Magnolia - Anything goes plus circles

Do hope this fits all the challenges. 

Thank you for dropping in you are most welcome.

Margaret M 
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