Monday, October 27, 2014

One for the Boys

Am getting in early this week for 52CCT
who are asking for enamel dots.
So I thought I would make a card suitable for a male,
seeing as I have 5 Grandsons to make them for.

I used one of my new embossing folders, Basket Weave.
Oh hang my head in shame though I could have 
got the greeting straighter.
I didn't have my glasses on of course!!!!!.
None of the boys will look that closely at it though.

Thanks for dropping in.

Margaret M

Friday, October 24, 2014

Running late

Oh I am so late this week but my few days away 
meant more to do when I got home.
But wow did I enjoy myself
even if I did come home with more than I intended.

I could have bought more!!!!!!!!!
but was very good and put some of it back.
There is also quite  list in the order book too for next time.

Well now onto my card.
I have had very little crafting time this week and 
52CCT wanted a single layer card.
So I decided that I would emboss with one of my dies.
Now if there is anyone in blog land with an EBosser.
Please, please, please, what is the recipe for embossing with a die.
I have tried every combination and still it cuts out.
Having wasted all my craft time on this it was a mad scramble
to come up with a card and as I did not have my glasses on
just regard any smudges etc as intentional.
After all it is handmade.
The holly stamp and greeting are from 
Penny Black Transparency called Christmas wishes

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Margaret M

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Pink Christmas

October 14th and the anniversary of the Battle of Hastings no less.
1066 and all that.
A big Hi to any of you out there living in 
this area of East Sussex.

I shall be away from home for the next couple of days.
Travelling north to spend a day
in my friends craft shop up in Devonport.
I am soooooo in need of a break.
 Am intending to be very good and not spend too much LOL

Am a trifle late this week getting my card ready 
for 52CCT where this week is a colour choice.

Here is my card.

I have used another piece of Bearly Mine paper another check.
This is very pastel but has pink and green running through it.
Do love this picture a freebee from Suzy Bees Completely Christmas.
It is printed out on matt photo paper and I added some colour to the fur with my copics.

Think I am getting to like pink Christmas.

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Margaret M

Sunday, October 5, 2014


When I saw the sketch over at 52CCT this week
I wondered just how I could adapt it.

So I sat down and had a wander through my dies
and then one of those WOT IF ideas hit me.
This is what I came up with.

These are from SB Add on Ornaments and they have cut out beautifully in glitter paper.
I have raised these with 1mm foam and was grateful for the 
practice I had on the tree in my last post because
this was even more difficult.
I hung them with gold chain stickers/ peel offs
and the sentiment stamp was coloured with a Tombow.
It is a better match to the red than it looks.
The whole was then put onto white textured card with 2mm foam.
I am really happy with the end result which is praise indeed from me
as I am rarely satisfied with my cards and give them
a Could do Better. 
How often did I get that on my school report?

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Margaret M