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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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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.

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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.


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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.



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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.   

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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.  






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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.!!


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Margaret M






Monday, July 24, 2017

Follow the sketch

This is going to be a very quick post today.
As I have to make 3 cards quickly i decided
to try a sketch.and chose the Saturday one. 





Just hope this fits the bill.





Margaret M



Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Airing my puches

Yes I brought some punches out today and gave them an airing.
It is a while since I have been over to the Flower Challenge
Too many things been happening in my life this year.
However I have just the card to fit this challenge.







No it is not about to fall over its just the camera's fault it looks that way.
I used Sue Wilson's Bed of Roses EF and sponged the roses.
It is very delicate colouring but if you look carefully you will see 
the roses are a very soft lemon.
I had a yellow oval in my bit box so purposely mounted the 
sentiment at an angle over it but now I keep wanting to 
straighten it.
Then for a change I took out a couple of my punches to make the flowers
from scraps.

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Now for some news that I have waited so long to hear.
At long last I am going to become a Great Grand Mother.  YIPEE!!!!!!

You wont get the smile of my face now.

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Margaret M


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Design Team Post

I am delighted to tell you that I  am now on the Design Team 
I have masses of papers and this will be an incentive to use some of it.
I am renown for buying beautiful paper just to look at it.
Then I find some I like better and wonder why I didn't use the first papers.
So it mounts up and some that I am using is years old.
You have a full month to enter and can enter as many times as you like.
So come on use up some of that DP that you have 
hidden away in the cupboard and join us.  


This paper is years old and I have no idea where it came from.
The flowers are a freebee from Altenew
and the dies are Sue Wilson.

http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.com.au/


There is a white frost here in Hobart this morning and the sun
is taking a long time to creep up here.
I have to go out but will wait another hour or so or
even leave it till this afternoon.
Roll on spring.


Thanks for dropping in you are most welcome.


Margaret M

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Blue Christmas

Winter has arrived with a frost last night and even though the 
sun shone all day we only had 10 degrees.
It has been very mild up till now and the early 
Wattle is coming out in bloom about a month early.
The broad beans I planted are coming through much to my delight.
They manage to grow through the cold.

Today I have a Christmas card to show you.


It was getting dark when I took the photo hence it is not very bright.
I stamped up a few Christmas stamps for my daughter to 
colour in whilst she is in hospital having treatment.
She has to sit there for 8 to 10 hours so it helps to pass the time for her.


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Margaret M

Friday, June 2, 2017

More Mainly Men's cards


I have to make quite a lot of cards for men and 
elderly men whose hobbies etc I don't know so tend
to keep them  very plain.
Here are a couple more that you may like to see.




The Sue Wilson banners are just perfect for men I find.



Love the grosgrain ribbon on this one and that 
embossing folder, Couture creations Grand Woven is a hit every time.
Must try inking it and see what it comes out like.

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Margaret M