Sunday, September 28, 2014

White Christmas

It is blowing a gale outside but I don't think it will hit the 28 they forecast.
I had thought it might be nice to go to the
Orchid show that is on this weekend in Hobart
but there is no way I would drive over the Tasman bridge in this weather.
So instead I have made a card.

It was not easy to 3D the tree as it needed such tiny pieces of adhesive foam.  
This photo certainly does not do the card justice
as it twinkles with the rhinestones and the liquid pearls.
The yellow smudge in the left hand corner is the watermark on the photo.

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My time to Craft - White on White Christmas

Completely Christmas - Anything goes

Thanks for dropping in you are most welcome.

Margaret M

Monday, September 22, 2014

Back in Pink

Anyone would think it was summer not spring.
A glorious day with clear blue sky again. 
 It was 21 yesterday and looking for 23 today.
Warmer than Sydney!!!!
Am a little annoyed with this photo as the card stock is Baby Pink
not Peach as the photo would have you believe.
Yes I am back with Pink again.

Had no one in mind when I made the card but today
my next door neighbour tells me she has a very nasty cancer
on her face so this is for her.
I know she will love it so hope it cheers her up.

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Margaret M

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Star light

Today I am chasing colours as 52CCT have a colour challenge.
Red or Blue { I'm using blue }
Black and White
Gold or Silver { Silver it is with Blue }.
Here is the card I came up with.

I have given Tilda plenty of glitter in place of fur
and the trees too but as it was still wet it doesn't show up too well.
The snow flakes are cut out of glitter card.

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Margaret M

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Pretty in Pink

Thank you to everyone for your thoughts on Copics.
Actually I was just thinking out loud
as I have invested so much money in the Copics that I really
cannot think of going to anything else.
I do have several refills but now have to buy more.  Moan! Moan!
Really I love the way they blend but have not been doing enough
colouring in and it shows, you do have to keep up with it.
So my new resolution is to try to do some colouring in everyday.

I decided to go pink today and show you the card I have made
for my grand daughter's birthday this week.
This is the first Tilda I bought and still one of my favorites.
It also reminds me so much of Rebecca when she was small.

She has a glittery tiara and gloves and patent leather shoes.
I can remember longing for patent leather shoes for myself when I was small.
Perhaps that is why I  always give shiny shoes to Tilda.

A close up of Tilda.
I do love the Detailed Scallops die.

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Margaret M 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Sweet and simple

After the lovely weather we have had this last couple of weeks
it was hard to wake to blustery wind and showers today.
Boy am I feeling the cold.
My daughter came in this morning and took her Dad out for coffee
which gave me time for a little play in my craft room.
Here is what I came up with.

Don't know why the pearls in the flowers have gone dark
as they are Blush.
Have't played with those papers before and don't know where I got them.
The flowers and leaves are both punched out.

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Margaret M

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Another sketch

I like this following a sketch means I don't have to think too hard.
Don't really have much time for designing with a disabled
husband to care for.
Not much time for crafting either.
Ah well that's life.

This is the sketch over at 52CCT.

Here is my take on it.

All the new dies seem to be the in thing these days so I thought
I would bring out one of my MS round the pages punches out for an airing,
just to be different.
I also intended for the panel to be placed across the bottom of the card,
but after sticking it down I realized I had the card round the wrong way.
More haste less speed.
The colouring is not flash as I was not wearing my glasses
and my Copics all need refilling.
I really am in 2 minds about Copics don't know if I like them or not,
but then what do I replace them with?
Don't know.

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52CCT - Sketch
Completely Christmas - Anything goes
{PIN }spirational Challenge - Colour challenge

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Margaret M

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Another day another card

This week 52CCT want us to pick a sketch and there are
lots to choose from.
I chose to go with #5
This is what I made.  Not the traditional Christmas card.

 The DP is by Bearly Mine and I won it in a challenge sometime ago
but have only just plucked up courage to print it out.
Such pretty designs, and would you believe, my printer has now 
decided it has had enough after about 15 years!.

I have kept it very simple really to show of this beautiful paper.

Ruth you will be pleased to know that the inside matches the front
however this is the only photo that came out well enough to print.

I painted the star with my Galaxy Gold ink and Tilda has been 
fussy cut and mounted on 3D foam.
The ribbon has a gold thread running through it and 
I cheated and used a sticker for a greeting.

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Margaret M

Monday, September 1, 2014

Christmas child

I told you we would probably have to pay for those 2 lovely weeks of sunshine we had.
It is over cast and wet and I have cranked up the heat pumps again.

Hazel at CHNC is asking to see people on our Chrissy cards
this week so I have used a freebe picture
from Suzie Bee from Completely Christmas.
I did have to touch up the fur with my copics after it was printed.
There are some white glitter snowflakes and a tiny star that don't show up too well.
A really simple card
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