Monday, January 30, 2012

Who remembers this.

Yes who remembers this Penny Black stamp a
lot of you will be too young to have ever seen it.
I think it would be over a decade since I have inked it up.
So when Penny Black  Saturday challenge wanted flowers,
I opened one of my drawers of PB stamps and this one jumped out.
I really enjoyed colouring it with my copics, used so many 

Had a hard time covering the jars with dimensional magic as it has gone thick and gluggy
Probably need some more.
Then added some glitter to the flower centres just to give it a zing.
The words were computer generated

This rather reminds me of the jam jars we used to keep in the kitchen
to put the flowers both dead and alive that the children use to bring in after going for a walk.

Have followed the sketch at A Gem of a challenge. 

Am entering this in:
Make it Monday- Where anything goes

More new followers,  welcome welcome.

Thank you for dropping in you are most welcome
and also for you lovely comments.
Still trying to work out how to leave a thank you with comments at the end of the post.
Have made a few changes hope you like them.

Margaret M

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

My first Digi

Happy Australia day to everyone.  Did you all have lamb on the barbie?.
Here is one who didn't as I don't eat meat anyway.

Firstly I would like to say a  big HELLO to my new followers.
Thank you so much for joining me.

Yes this is the first time that I have ventured into Digi land.
Have always been a stamp person and sort of feel that it is cheating,
however I came upon this cutie on the Whoopsidaisy site,
she is a freebie so I took a deep breath and plunged in.
Of course as she is a freebie I have to enter her in the
Whoopsi Daisy challenge-Bling it

I don't really feel that I have done her justice.
She is coloured with my copics and I have added a punched out flower to her dress
also added some spica pen to her flowers and dimensional majic to her shoes.
The strips of pearls came from the reject shop, the greenery was
punched out with a Leone Em punch and the flower is
a retro one. I just love that punch.

I followed the sketch from Sunday Sketch and Stamp
Had a sudden panic in case they didn't accept a digi but they do.
Panic over.

So I am entering this in
Sunday Sketch and stamp- Sketch
Whoopsi Daisy challenge- Bling it
Make it Monday- Where anything goes

Stamps versus Digi's the jury is still out.

Thank you for dropping in you are most welcome.

Margaret M

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Lavender and lace

Isn't Lavender and Lace the title of a film?   It starred Judi  Dench.
Must think on that.

This is for Lili's little fairies challenge.  Gave me a chance to ink up
another of my LOTV stamps.
Also to use some of my beautiful new lace that I bought last year and haven't used before.
Also the Grand Nestie that only arrived after Christmas.
It needs a bit of care cutting it out with my Big Shot as it doesn't
all come out in one go and you have to move it up.
Now I know that it looks as if Emma is walking uphill but she did not look so good
being set on the card straight.
This is going to be a 70th birthday card for a friend.  

The flower and the leaves were cut from other border lace and coloured with copics.
I originally thought the flower was too small but it does balance out.
Emma was coloured with my copics and the butterflies got the stickles treatment.
 I am entering this in:

Make it Monday- Where Anything goes 
4 Crafty Chicks-Summer in January

Thanks for dropping in you are most welcome.

Oh just remembered the name of that film it was
"Ladies in Lavender"
Well I got the Lavender bit right.  One out of 2 isn't bad.

Margaret M
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sweet talk

It has been a bit warm here for the last 2 days 32-33 and ended with a
thunder storm late last night. 
Thankfully that has cleared the air and relieved me from
having to water pots and plants today. 
It was 21 when I got up but dropped back to 17 now it is on 20 just nice.

It is a long time since I stamped up a Penny Black or entered a PB challenge
so I thought it was about time I did.
Have always loved this stamp so don't know why it has lain
neglected for so long.
It is coloured of course with my copics
with a dash of Faded Jeans DI for the sky.
Even went mad and did some faux stitching, couldn't even
sew straight using a ruler. LOL
The centre of the big flower is a small Prima that I have
dabbled with a yellow copic
and the leaves are petals of a bigger Prima flower also treated with copics.
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Am entering this in:
Make it Monday- Where anything goes
Ribbon Girl challenge- Pink and blue

Thank you for dropping in you are most welcome.

Margaret M

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

These adorable Angels

Everything I have tried to do this last week has been binned.
Really have been struggling to put 2 pieces of paper together let alone get them straight.
Blame it on the Tennis, too much and next week will be worse with the
Australian Open.
I do draw the line at watching the screamers though.
Lili's little fairies want to see your favourite LOTV stamp.
This is the only one that I have inked up so far { hang my head in shame }
 but I know as soon as I do ink up
any others I shall love them as much as I love this one and then which will be my favourite? 
So I took the opportunity to make my first Chrissy card of the year.
Not your usual colours.
The DP I know is Hot off the Press  but it would be well over 10 years old. I have a whole book of it and have only ever cut into a few pages.
My New Year resolution is to use up paper that I have had sitting around for years.
The card is Bazzill crisscross Arizona and Cassa. 
The Angels were coloured with my copics and so were the rhinestones.
Then everything got distressed with Antique Linen.

Am entering this in :

Lili's little fairies challenge- your favourite stamp
Make it monday- where anything goes
Papertake weekly- Die cut special

Thank you for dropping in you are most welcome.

Margaret M
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Thursday, January 5, 2012

My first card for 2012

This is my first card  for the New Year.
This is for a 30th birthday and I was asked for no cuties and no bling
but I was allowed the ribbon and a few pearls.
Hard! you're telling me.
I have to admit I do like things very plain and simple myself
but I do love my PB's and Tilda's and LOTV.

Anyway I took a deep breath and this is what I came up with
and I am really quite pleased with it which is saying something as
mostly I want to change something or wish I hadn't added this or that.

The Swiss dots folder came out as you can see.
What ever did we do before that came out?
It fits in anywhere is so easy to contiue over a larger section as I have on the inside. 

The punch is an EK one which I love and i have experimented with it.
don't you just love the corners on the inside section?
Will be using that again for sure.

The colour hasn't come out too well. It is Limeade Bazzill and is
really striking over the Black.

Am entering this in :
Make it Monday- Where anything goes

Hope everyone had a good Christmas and New Year period with family and friends
Fun over it's back to work.

Sooo hard when January is just about solid tennis on TV.

Thanks for visiting you are very welcome.

Margaret M

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