Saturday, September 28, 2013

Resist Technique

Alas my month as guest designer
 at 52CCT
is over and here is my last card for the month.
What a lovely group of ladies who have been such a pleasure to work with.
Thank you so much for having me.

When I saw this was a resist technique I knew that I wanted to work with
gloss card but which stamp.
I had stamps spread all over the floor of my craft room.
Honestly I didn't know I owned so many. LOL
It is amazing what you collect over the years.
Eventually I decided on this one which is a Heartfelt Creations flower 2 stamp
that doubles up as a poinsettia and cut with Nesties Blossom 2.
Here are the 3 sections before I pop dotted them together.

It polished up so beautifully. I just had to let it speak for itself on the card.
I am looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with.
There were some lovely cards with Christmas trees on them last week.

Make it Monday - Anything goes
CHNC 2 - Anything goes
CHNC - Use 3 main colours

Thanks for dropping in your are most welcome.

Margaret M

PS The stitches are out but the wound is still covered till Monday.
Will I be glad to see the back of this sticky tape.
Still have to go back for more surgery.

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Summer Days

Summer days are nearly here at least the days are lengthening
and we have had some warmer weather.
Good to get some of those winter woollies off.

This little LOTV Bear has been waiting for a while now to be used.
I found him this week and thought it was about time I entered another
Ready Teddy Go challenge.
The challenge was Summer days and that DP just reminded me 
of daisies scattered on a lawn.  
The paper was a freebe with an English craft magazine along with
3 Elizabeth Bell stamps.  
Which I felt was a very generous offer.
Have used 4 different shades of Turquoise Bazzill stock.
The flowers leaves and butterfly were all too just sitting waiting to be used.
Don't know why the flowers look off white because they are not.
Ted's nose eyes and the pads on his feet have all
had the 3D treatment and they really shine.


Thank you for dropping in and all the lovely comment you leave.

Margaret M

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Sunset over Hobart

This was the sunset last night over Hobart.
The top of Mount Wellington is just to the right of the picture.
I took this outside my back door at around 6 pm.
Behind us is a hill and the windows of the houses all looked as if they
were light but I couldn't get a good picture of that with my camera.

Margaret M
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Monday, September 23, 2013

ABC Christmas Challenge

With the ABC Christmas card challenge we could choose
either Christmas stockings or a follow a sketch.
I choose to do the later and all out of left overs.
It is of course another of my lovely Penny Black stamps
and I know exactly who will get this card on December 26th

Yes you did read correctly it is tradition in our family to have
our family together on Boxing day.
It all started because I worked in the hospitality industry
and my husband was a cricket curator and December 25th
was the busiest day of the year for both of us.

Challenges :
 CHNC - Stamp stamp stamp
ABC Christmas challenge - Christmas stockings or sketch
CHNC 2 - Anything goes
Make it Monday - Anything goes

Thanks for dropping in.

Margaret M
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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Christmas Trees

Didn't get the stitches out of my arm this week as I had hoped but fingers
 crossed they will come out on
Monday when I go back to the surgeon again.

My third week as Guest designer with 52 CCT.  This month is going so fast.
Today we are looking for Christmas trees and it looks
as if Tilda is out after dark looking for hers as she is carrying
a lamp so I have made sure I gave her plenty of light by
sponging the background with Wild Honey.
Just love the effect of the DI on gloss card.
The DP comes from Kassaz and I have used the same paper to
cut out the trees with a Marianne die.
I used white flower soft mixed with glitter for the fur around her coat.
Sorry Ruth I didn't make a fancy insert for this card
as I have a lot and I mean a LOT of insert paper
I do put loose leaf inserts in a lot of my cards
and this is one of them.
It has a loose leaf green marble insert decorated with more trees.
Sorry no photo.

Challenges :
Christmas stamping all year long - Anything goes.
CHNC 2 - Anything goes.
Make it Monday - Anything goes.

Thanks for dropping in.

Margaret M   
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Recipe for a Christmas card

Yes we have recipes for Christmas cards now..
Take 3 designer papers 2 ribbons and 1 image and a lot of thought.

It doesn't show but this card is glittering.  The ribbon is sparkling and so is the DP
each square is surrounded with glitter.
This Tilda is one of my favorites and my copic was running dry as I was
colouring her dress guess I will have to buy some refills as that is not the only
one drying out now.
Do you know I think I have nearly made my quota of Christmas cards for this year
for the first time ever.

Challenges :
ABC Christmas - Card recipe.
Christmas stamping all year long- Cute and cuddly [ well I think Tilda is ]
CHNC - Cut it out
CHNC 2- Anything goes
Make it Monday - Anything goes.

Thanks for dropping in.

Margaret M

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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Kraft, Red and White

Thank you so much for all your kind wishes this week.
The arm is doing well although the surgeon did not remove all of the skin cancer
as that would have meant having a skin graft later.
I will just have to go back and have the rest removed in a couple of weeks. YUK

It was a good job that I had my card ready for 52 CCT for this week.

This week is a colour challenge of Kraft, Red and White
Now I didn't have any Kraft card so the Kraft on this card comes courtesy
of a lovely SU lady called Susan.  Thanks Susan. You can find her here.
As I chose to use this lovely stamp from LOTV I felt the white was a
bit too stark just plain so inked the edges with dessert sand
and glittered it.

Now I did this just for you Ruth.  The inside.
I distressed the edges with Dessert sand and then stamped the village scene
also with the same ink.
I felt it was all in keeping with the Victorian Lady on the front.


Thanks for dropping in 

Margaret M

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Tic tac toe

I don't expect to be doing a lot of crafting for a few days
as tomorrow I have to have a rather large skin cancer removed from my arm.
Be warned ladies one cannot be too careful as this had been treated as Eczma 
which is exactly what it looks like.
Have followed the sketch on Mojo Monday.
And yes I have had a game of tic tac toe with Created with love
and here is what I came up with. 

I chose embossing flower and lace.
 Here is a close up of the embossed flowers as they do not show up 
too well on the full card.

Challenges :

Thanks for dropping in and for your kind comments.

Margaret M

Saturday, September 7, 2013

White Christmas

I am just so excited to have been asked to be a Guest Designer for September
for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.
Of course the first Saturday of the month is sketch time.

This is the card that I have made and my interpretation of the sketch

The square is Decorative Labels One
and the oval is the middle of Radiant Rectangles
The greeting has been stamped and embossed in gold. 

A small length of white satin ribbon a white flourish and 
3 little flowers to replace the bling.

Challenges :

Thank you for dropping in you are most welcome.

Margaret M

Sunday, September 1, 2013

The first day of Spring

and the weather is just beautiful although the wind is starting to increase.
This is the time of the year we expect the winds.
Rather now than the hot winds in the summer.

Not at all happy with this photo as the colour hasn't come out well at all 
it was even worse when I enhanced it.
So I am sorry but the best I can do.
Over at 52 CCCT it is our choice of sketch and colour.
I choose Sketch #4 and colour combo #16.
Was wondering what image to use and thought my little English choir boy
fitted the bill.
It took several practice goes to get the image faded out in just the right spot
as I didn't want him cut off at the arms.
So several tissues later this is the result. 
Haven't used this technique for some time.


Thanks for dropping in.

Margaret M

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