Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Very Glittery

I am delighted to show you my lovely Azelea that likes to bloom
both in Autumn and Spring.
With the drought we had along with constant sunshine
I didn't think it would bloom this time.
It looked rather sick at one point with leaves yellowing
but the rain we have had recently have woken it up.
Although it is late blooming this year you can see by the buds there 
 is still a lot of flowers to open.

Today I have used snippets left over from my making this.

I have CASed this box from one I saw on UTube   HERE
Thought this would be ideal to make and fill 
with goodies to add to any Raffles they hold at the aged care home.

Here is the card  I made, another birthday card for the home.

I was left with 4 small squares of the stripe paper.  1 still to go.
With a strip of yellow from which I also cut out the roses.
Add a snip of white{can always find some of those } and a snip of green.
The sequins are from the thousands I have and added small 
glittery ones in the centre of each of the larger ones.
The borders are stickers/peeloffs very glittery and I painted
the white petals with Frost Glitz Smooch.  

Now I am off to the Pixies Playground with it

Thanks for dropping in  see you again soon.

Margaret M

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Pink and Silver

Another non traditional Christmas card although I am disappointed 
with the photo it looks so dark.

This cute little girl was a freebee with a magazine last year I think and 
I had never inked up.   Just thought she would look good
in pink so pink and silver it was.
She is coloured with copics with lots of silver ribbon
and the last of my silver mirror card.

Am sharing this with

Thanks for dropping in hope to see you again soon.

Margaret M

Monday, May 9, 2016

Ring A Ring a roses

I was looking in my drawer of left over embossed paper looking for a scrap of 
Swiss Dots but this scrap of SW Bed of Roses presented itself.
Liking what I did with a previous card HERE
thought I would try colouring it again but this time
I chose to use 2 colours.
The roses were coloured with a Versa cube lilac
and the leaves with a Memento dew drop in New sprout.
The Memento having a pointed end makes it a breeze to get between the flowers.

There was just enough of the pale mauve card to mat the embossing
and cut out the 3 little flowers.
I just have a sliver of the pale mauve to take with me when I shop again
The flourish I found in my box of greenery had a piece missing.
not to worry I hid that behind a flower.
The silver stickers/peeloffs look as if I was worse for wear when
I stuck them on but dare I try to straighten them?

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Thanks for dropping in

Margaret M

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day

A very happy Mothers Day to all you Mum's out there who are celebrating today.
You will never guess but I won the Mother's Day raffle at Fairway.
The home that my husband is in.
It was a great big box full on all these goodies.
I now have a fridge full of chocies and I am not a chocoholic.
Lots of beautiful smelly stuff to pamper myself with.
Hope they are not trying to tell me something!!!!!!
Along with a teddy cuddling a baby teddy. 
2 cups and saucers and a selection of teas
And I love the useful big box it was packed in.
Also I won on Craftyhazelnuts challenge a lovely CD from OH LA LA.
So really I have had a good week.
Now here is my card for today.

Non traditional colours well not the bright yellow.
This little lass has been waiting in the drawer for about 2 years I think.
I think she was coloured with Tombows and as she is on watercolour paper
guess I must have used my aqua brush.
Certainly not my best effort.
Am sharing this with.
CHNC Christmas challenge - Vintage or anything goes

Many thanks for dropping in hope to see you again soon.

Margaret M

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Postage stamp flowers

A big hi to Megan, glad I gave you a laugh unfortunately I can't visit
you as I am not able to get onto Google+ to see any of your lovely cards
or leave a comment.
I am always blocked by a screen that says Join Now but I am not sure that I want to.
Are there any advantages to joining Google+?
Not being that Tech Savvy perhaps some kind person could explain it all to me.

Anyway onto today's card.  These little flowers had been mounted
ages ago have no idea what I had in mind for them then but they were in my bit box.
The paper is LOTV and I found a tiny scrap just big enough to
mount the greeting on.

Winter has arrived.  We have gone from 20+ down to 14-16
and were greeted this morning with snow on the mountain.
At least at long last we have had some of the wet stuff.
Unfortunately with it came the wind and played havoc in the north
of the state a lot of people were without power last night.
Poor things must have froze.

I am sharing this with,

PDE Linky party - Anything goes

Thanks for dropping in you are most welcome.

Margaret M

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Oh so simple

Today I am going out to play in the Winter Wonderland,
where they are asking for white on white Christmas cards.
This is not the easiest thing to do or for that matter take photos of either.
Here is my take on it.

I managed to save 3 of the little stars from the tree, the others
popped into the bin before I could save them and it would have
been looking for a needle in a haystack to have found them in there.
I am still wondering if I should add some iced snow to it.
Does it need a little glitter, I am not sure.

This has been a busy week for me among other things I was
asked if I would help out at the home where they were
holding a mini fair.
So on the day I pushed DH down to the room where they had the fair
in his wheelchair
and sat him where he could see all that was going on.
The cleaners came in on their break and decided he was worth $100
and stuck a price ticket to his cardigan.
Later there was a mock auction going on and they got the price to $250
and left him with the deposit of an empty chip packet.
Then a carer thought he was totally over priced and put him down to $1.
Plus he was being dressed up in scarves to make him look like a
film producer. Unfortunately I did not have my camera with me.
Needless to say he loved all the attention but got so very tired.
Also the fair was a great success.

I am sharing this with
Winter Wonderland - White on White  
12 months of Christmas - Anything goes
CHNC Christmas challenge - Anything goes
Fab'nFunky - Bright Christmas

Thanks for dropping in you are most welcome.

Margaret M