Monday, November 20, 2017


I have been trying to tidy up my craft room..... no don't laugh I'm serious.
Oh yes you are right it is never ever going to be tidy.
Anyway I seem to have more bits and pieces that never find homes.
I have not been able to get to any craft shop
let alone my favorite craft shop for over 12 months now
and buying on line is just not my style.  I want to see and to touch things.
So I took a deep breath and rummaged through the pile of
that I have here waiting to be used and came up with 4 blue card blanks
that I have put to good use with one piece of 6x6 DP.
Apart from the one piece of DP everything else was just hanging 
around waiting to be used up.

Here is what I cam up with.

The card blanks were all different shades of blue and the white card
I used for mounting had patches of ink on it which 
I was able to hide or cut around.
I would be happier if it had made more of a dent into my piles of
so that it would warrant my buying more.  Big Sigh!
Just hoping the poinsettia ones will go through the post without getting squashed.
Am sharing these with:

Hope those of you in the North are not too cold.
We are starting to get some rather warmer weather than I like.
I am indoors with the air con on working on my "STUFF".

Have a good day.

Margaret M

Monday, November 13, 2017

The Puddle Duck Vineyard.

Yesterday we had a lovely time here on a glorious day celebrating our expected baby.

Me,  Mum to be Meagan,  Daughter Angela gran to be
Younger Daughter Deirdre.
Sorry about the shades but it was to bright to take them off. 

The pond with a balcony jutting out over it.There were a lot of 
ducks on the pond but they don't show up.
Vines in the background past the trees

Some of the gifts on display.
Even the soap containers in the bathroom were ducks!

An enticement to come again.

It was so hard to take photos as with the sunlight one could not see
just what was in the photo so it was a bit hit and miss.

Now I should include a card in this post but I do not own a stamp with a 
duck on it! 

Talking to my daughter we asked her what she wanted the new bub to call her
I am Grandma and will stay grandma for any new offspring.
She said as her husband wanted to be Pop she had thought
Lolli would be a good name!!

It is supposed to get to 27 today so I have already been out and shopped
now to stay inside and keep cool.

When it gets over 22 I have had it.

Have a good day.

Margaret M

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Pink for a little girl !

The last few days have been beautiful and I took this 
Twilight photo the other evening.

I can take any amount of this weather in the low 20's am enjoying 
it before it gets any hotter.
Tomorrow is going to be another lovely day because we are going to the 
Baby Shower that friends of my Grand daughter - I - L are holding for her.
And yes it is going to be a girl hence the pink.
The first baby in the family for nearly 19 years. Can't wait. 

The lovely soft Teddy Mia even has a birth certificate.  

I hand cut a pattern for the card and covered it with double sided
wrapping paper, spots one side and plain the other.
Made the scallop pattern with Spellbinders Bracket border
and just a small piece of white satin ribbon to finish it off.

Am sharing this with:

Wishing you all a lovely weekend.

Margaret M

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

I'm Late, I'm Late........... Sorry

Yes I am late for the start of the month and 
Falling down on my DT duties.
So without any ado here is my card for this month.

The papers are Maja Design teamed with one of my
favorite LOTV stamps coloured with Faber - Castell
pencil by my daughter.
She colours in to pass the time while she is undergoing treatment.

This has not been a good month in fact this whole year has been
very much up hill. 

Am sharing this with  the following challenge.

Thanks for dropping in

Margaret M