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Monday, November 13, 2017

The Puddle Duck Vineyard.


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


LtoR
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.

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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

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Spring has not yet sprung!

September was not a month that I care to dwell on as I have had a virus 
probably an off shoot of the Flu bug that has laid a lot of Australians low.
My energy levels have been non existent.
Hopefully we will get some better weather soon while those in 
the south of the country are having record heat.
down here we are still into winter with a good dump of snow 
on the mountain yesterday, thankfully gone this morning.
At least with the weather still being cool we have enjoyed these.


They have lasted longer than normal.


On to brighter things.



I was given a pack of these 3D floral stickers so I hunted through my box 
of die cuts "That will do for another project" to find something to
mount them on.  Found more of the mauve card and a piece of
Nit Wit patterned paper such a perfect match and
added a few rhinestones.
A pleasing result.


Our clocks went on over night so we lost an hours sleep.
Think I could do with a NANNA NAP!


Have a great day.


Margaret M

Friday, September 1, 2017

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned paper challenge time


What a wonderful display of cards you shared with us in August
over 400 lets see if we can top that in September.

Yes time  to show you my design team card.
I found these two rose Stickers/Peeloffs when I was sorting out.
They have been hanging around for years so I thought use them up.
The DP is digital and the embossed card was another scrap.
The blue card 2 different shades were also off cuts so I feel very virtues.
Even if it has made no dent to my pile of bits.
I coloured the roses with my copics.    


A better look at the portrait one.
This has lace on it but it is a little hard to see in the photo.






Have a great day.


Margaret M


Sunday, August 27, 2017

Marble effect

I had a wonderful time playing with inks and cling film.
It is ages since I did this.
I pulled out some Adirondack pads
Caramel, Denim and Currant.
Cling film and water to spritz.
This was the first with Caramel and Currant.
I spritzed the water onto the cling film and put it on the card and left it to dry


These are with the Caramel and Denim
and I removed the cling film slowly when they were still wet
to get a lovely marble effect.



I used more Caramel on this one and left the Denim patchy but thicker.
But best of all I used up 4 card blanks that have been in my stash
for at least 15 years.  They were a perfect match.



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Have a great day.


Margaret M


Monday, August 14, 2017

A Simple Christmas card

A simple Christmas card today.  It all started with 2 strips in which
I had cut out  a SW die.  They had laid on my desk for sometime.
I joined them together and trimmed to form a rectangle
and placed a piece of red ribbon between them.
They continued to lay on my desk until I brought out some 
red card one day and found that it matched the ribbon.
I have no idea what I was going to do with the red card because
once it connected to the die cut rectangle a new card evolved. 



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Thanks for dropping in.

Margaret M




Saturday, August 12, 2017

Penny Black Bear

After a few warmer days we woke this morning to
snow right down the mountain and it has been freezing and wet today.
This is what the mountain looked like a few days ago with the sun rising.

Image may contain: sky, cloud, outdoor and nature

This is going to make the card I am about to show you wanting.
However here goes.


I love my Penny Blacks
This I coloured with Faber-Castell pencils.
As I had a few days feeling a bit off colour I watched a few 
UTube videos on blending coloured pencils so
decided to try it out although this had been stamped on
XPress Copic card so not the best surface to try it out.

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This week there was a memorial service held at the home where DH
was to remember all those who passed away during the last 12 months.
It was a chance to catch up with other relatives that I had known during
the time DH was there and get lots of cuddles from staff I have not seen
for weeks. 
Unfortunately this week also brought more health problems for my 
youngest daughter.


Thanks for dropping in

Margaret M



Sunday, August 6, 2017

Floral background

Sorry but not enough light when I took this photo so it looks very pale.
Whilst it is pastel it does have more colour than this.
I stamped a WOW background stamp on Gloss card and 
embossed with what I thought was WOW white embossing powder.
It turned out to be Vanilla instead.
Actually I am quite pleased with the result.
I then sponged with DI, Warn Lipstick, Faded Jeans and Squeezed Lemonade.
The flowers I made with the smallest Retro flower punch
and added a small piece of SW Ivy.



I am sharing this with:



http://theflowerchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/


Thanks for dropping in.


Margaret M


PS  Megan loved your card with the cars.  Good fun.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Beccy's Snowman

Another beautiful day in paradise but you should have seen 
the frost we had this morning.
Being near the beach we do not as a rule have many frosts
but this winter has been the exception.
However a frost does mean a sunny day even 
if it will only be about 12 degrees.
Possibly 15 to 16 outside my front door.




Could not resist making another card with this sketch.
Using a coloured version of one of Beccy's snowmen.
Gave him some glittery snow to stand in.
You can just see that I have used 
Gold Mirror card as a Matt.
The plaid digi paper I won in a challenge some
good long time ago and I just love it.
Cannot remember the name of the company
but know they have closed down now alas
as it really is lovely.   

Am now going to share this with:








Thanks for dropping in.   


Margaret M 


PS  Thanks for your comments Heidi and for pressing the follow button alas I can only browse your blog as I am not a google plus person.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Pretty in purple

Whilst we really need some rain the last few days have been brilliant sunshine 
lulling us into a false sense of thinking spring is arriving early.
I have no doubt that there is another cold front or too
before spring really arrives.

Well today I have used another Sketch Saturday sketch.
What an array there was to chose from.
I chose no. 322.




I rather fell in love with this sketch and found this topper that
fits the rectangle so well and what a match for the card too.
Hunting in my scraps I came up with the little strip of green and
enough to mount the greeting.
Just think it could do with a longer rectangle but not wider
which was the problem I came up with.
Despite the sunshine it was too cold in my craft room to go hunting
for a different die.
With that I think I am ready to go and have a romp with Parsnip
in the Pixie playground.  






Thanks for dropping in.
Margaret M

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

A trio of cards

Today I have a trio of cards for the August
Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge. 
Come and join us.


 I started with a strip of DP and cut it into 3


This piece I cut across to make 2 triangles.
I picked out the blue of the small flowers to cut out a SW die.


A piece of check ribbon and a strip MFT croquet border.


Some silver stickers/ peel offs, oval dies and sequins
and that was that all done.
3 very quick cards.
The single photos did not come out well. Camera's fault.!!


Am sharing this with;

http://avenue613.blogspot.com.au/

http://cardsinenvy.blogspot.com.au/


Thanks for dropping in



Margaret M