Monday, December 30, 2013

No embossing or die cutting for me

 My Big Shot has died a very squeaky death and I don't know how
I am ever going to manage without it.
The dilemma is do I just replace it or do I buy a bigger one.
And there goes all my Christmas craft money.
So while I decide I am back to colouring images
and making cards that require no embossing or die cutting.
Hence the very simple card I have for you today.

That really is the most beautiful paper that needs no embellishment.
The camera is telling fibs again because the green ribbon is not a bad match.

Am entering this in:
Challenges 4 everybody - Anything goes
Hobby Cutz challenges - Anything goes
Hiding in my Craft room - Anything but holiday
Make it Monday - Anything goes

Margaret M
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Friday, December 27, 2013

Little Boxes

 2 days of over indulging in such scrummy food
The Salmon was marinated in beetroot made by grandson no.3
Didn't get a chance to take a picture of the Pavlova's
and the rest of the sweets.
All good things must come to an end and it is time to get back to work.
Unfortunately grandson no.1 has been working too hard
and was sick in bed all over Christmas.
Not much fun.

I made several of these boxes and filled them with chocolates to give as present.

You can find a video with instructions  HERE
It is one by the talented Christina Griffiths and can be found on You tube too.
The boxes were made with double sided 12 x 12 paper and the lid
I cut 5 x 5 inches to give it a lace border with a MS around the page punch.
Am entering this in:
Crafty Creations Challenges - Anything goes
The Paper Shelter - Anything goes
Stamp-n-doodle - Anything goes
Make it Monday - Anything goes

A Happy New Year to you all.

Margaret M

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

My 5 favorite Christmas Cards

I do hope you all have the most enjoyable Christmas with friends and family
And the very best of health and happiness in 2014.

This was so hard to stop at 5 cards Debby and I am still
debating whether to swop one or two even now.

I love the silver on the purple in this one.

Shabby chic is not my style but it grows on you

This is such a bright and happy card

I just love the pattern paper on this one.

Can not resist the LOTV bunny.

Margaret M
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Saturday, December 21, 2013

It's been a while

Sorry about that but life took over and there was just no time to craft.
Everything seems to be back on the straight and narrow again now fingers crossed.

I have chosen a sketch  on the Pals Paper Arts blog as it seemed a wonderful way to
use up some of those scraps we all seem to have stacks of.
Also I need so many quick Birthday cards and
this really took no time at all to complete.
You will see my photography has not improved as that panel on the front is not

I lined the inside with the left overs to tie it all together.
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Am entering this in:

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and  a very Happy New Year to you all.

Margaret M