Tuesday, November 29, 2011

In the Red

Sorry to hear about the flooding in parts of Queenland and NSW
down in this end of Tassie
we could do with more rain .

No I haven't finished my Chrissy cards yet so here is another one for you.
I have brought out the lovely snowman again.
The greeting is a LOTV one.  I think they are really special.
The DP is an odd piece I had left over from something I did a couple of years ago.
It's from Kaiser I think and although it isn't Chrissy paper.
I feel it fits the bill.
I embossed the white card with the Swiss dots added a piece of ribbon.
A little stickles and some glittery snowflakes that are not easy to see
but look good in real life.
Am entering this in:

Thanks for dropping in you are most welcome.
Thanks also for the kind comments you leave.

Margaret M
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A touch of glitter

Good Morning not so warm here today and they say rain again,
well I will beleive that when I see it.
Though it could well rain as I have a load of towels in the washing machine!
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Thought I would have a stab at a bingo challenge
that Southern Girls are offering and as it closes tomorrow must get it in.
I have chosen Embossing [dry], Ribbon and Glitter.
I ran out of red card at one point so had to improvise. Shhhh.  Not a word to anyone.

This lovely Lili of the valley image. Hope the glitter shows up.
Have stickled the muff and the snow and mounted it onto glitter card.
The ribbon also is very glittery.

Am entering this in:

Thanks for dropping in you are most welcome.

Margaret M

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Christmas Marci

They keep telling us we are going to have showers but none eventuate
we badly need the rain, it just seems to all be going north of us.

I had completely forgotten this card that I made must be around the beginning of October.
Only remembered it because I will be teaching this on Satuday
and I know I have several kits to make up as well.
This one takes a lot of card so there will be quite a lot of cutting out to do.
Copics used:
Hair E37 E35 E33 E31
Skin E50 E53 R20
Hat and waistcoat G21 G29
Dress and boots  R35 R46
Staocking R35 R46 G21
Panda C7
This is quite a big project as there is a lot on the inside too but I didn't take pics.. sorry
This will be my last class for this year no more till February.
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I would like to enter this in:

Thank you all for dropping in you are most welcome
thank you too for your kind comments.

Margaret M

Friday, November 18, 2011

Someone special

I know exactly who that someone is going to be and I also know that she will love this.

As you see I just couldn't resist using these little angels again.
I just love that tasseled ribbon it is so cute.

LOTV have a challenge for a special Chrissy card.
What more incentive did I need.

So I will enter this in
 LOTV - For someone special
Make It Monday - Anything goes

Thank you for dropping in you are most welcome.

Margaret M
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

3 Little Angels

The lovely ladies at Lili of the Valley here allowed me to send them a cheque to pay for my order, bless them and I was soo excited to receive my stamps couldn't wait to use them.
This is going to be my favorite I can see. They remind me of some little people
we used to have in our family.
From the photo it looks as if they have been a bit too close to the sun.
It is the camera mans fault not mine.
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I really will have to get some more of the Bo Bunny DP as it will go with anything.
I punched the corners with a punch that just takes a very small
snick out each side and then wound embroidery thread
around the card using the little snicks to hold it on the corners.
You just have to make sure you put a drop of glue on each corner
when you stick it down.
The gold dotty ribbon is soo sweet too and I have really gone to town with the
stickles.  The gold stars are from a Cuttlebug embossing folder.
Just embossed them and cut them out uses up all the scraps of shiny card.
am entering this in.

Thank you for dropping in you are most welcome.

Margaret M

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

My Sweet Snowman

This card came together so well with little pieces of left over ribbon and paper.
Making a A6 card in itself is usually a challenge
but not this time.
It is the first time that I have used this sweet Snowman.
I just love him with his beanie on at an angle.
I had to take the photo at an angle too as there was too much reflection from the snowflakes.
Am entering this in
Penny Black Saturday challenge- Christmas with silver and snowflakes
Make it Monday-Anything goes

Thanks for dropping in you are most welcome.

Margaret M
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This card has been waiting in the wings for sometime and it really fits the bill
of the springtime challenge over at Copic Oz.
I was celebrating having bought some background stamps which I thought
were just right for this pair of Tilda's who look as if they are enjoying a good old natter
 in the sunshine.

I am so well organized that I even have the copics I used and the card instructions.
How good is that.
Brick Post-E57 E31 E33 W3 and blender
Flowers- Y15 R11 R22
Grass G21 G82
Stones- W1 E33 E31
Leaning Tilda
 Hair- E33 E31 E21
Skin- E00 E11 R11 R20
Dress BG000 BG05
Ribbon-G000 G00
Tilda with flowers
Hair- C3 C5 C7
Dress- Y02 Y11 Y00
Socks- Y02
Flowers- RV 13 RV34
I sponged in the clouds with a blue Fabrico pad.

We have been enjoying some welcome sunshine since the weekend
but the ground is already drying out and I have been hosing.

I am entering this in;
Copic Oz challenge-Springtime
Make it Monday-Where Anything goes
Just Magnolia- Anything goes There are a few pearls in the centres of the flowers
Papertake Weekly- Anything goes

Thanks for dropping in you are most welcome

Margaret M
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Thursday, November 3, 2011

As promised

I promised you some more Christmas cards today.  These are some of the ones I have made
from just one sheet of paper from Art Stamps Australia.
Just very plain and simple but so effective I think.
I think I will end up with about 9 out of the one sheet and still have a few border pieces over.
Good value for money don't you think. 

Not a bad sort of day today.
DH had an appointment for his hearing today I did ask the man he saw if they
talked about selective hearing.....
DH's hearing has been affected by using noisy machinery etc and no hearing aid is really able to improve his hearing very much.

Thanks for dropping in you are most welcome.

Margaret M
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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Back to those Chrissy cards....

I had a ball up in Devonport spending as much time as I could in my friends craft shop.
Catching up with all the staff and sitting down with customers giving them tips with their copics.

Of course there is never enough time to do or see all that I would have liked.

All too soon we were back home but it was good to see the Midlands looking green,
not lush but green never the less. The sheep were actually eating grass!!!!!.

The north is lush but they have had a lot of rain this winter.
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I have been madly making Chrissy cards since getting home and hope to find time to post some for you to see tomorrow.

For this one I have used the sketch from Papertake weekly but that was last week, drat.  However as it is anything goes I am sure they wont mind me entering this.
Actually this paper is quite hard to co-odinate as well as the dark red and green it
has blues and cream.
Tilda's dress I coloured with BG000 and BG01
Then decided this was just too blue so it is covered with G000 and Goo
now it matches the colour in the top left hand corner of the pattern.
Her wings have been stickled and I used my spica pen on her hair and in the blue shadow beneath her.
The hair really shows up.

Am entering this in:
Papertake Weekly-Anything goes

Thanks for dropping in you are most welcome.
Thanks also for the lovely comments you leave.
I do come and visit you all but still have difficulty leaving comments on some blogs.

Margaret M