Friday, April 7, 2017

In loving memory

In loving memory of my Husband, Best friend and Soul mate
who past away April 5th.
Sweet dreams till we meet again.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Only my second Christmas card for this year

My Mojo has been taking a holiday I am sorry to say.
Nothing seemed to inspire me.
Not surprising really as my life has been in turmoil this year
and not likely to settled down any time soon.
Enough about me.
I have managed to make only my second Christmas card for the year,
Using Copper/Bronze Gold and Turquoise.

The Copper I used was to back the tree and the sentiment to give a shadow effect.
It works quite well.

Am sharing this with;

Thanks for dropping in.

Margaret M

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

A card to Case

a lovely card to Case made by Therese.
Well I started inspired by the pastel colours.
My whole idea just flew out of the window and the card took over again
and I ended up with 2 cards instead of one.
Forgive the photos the sun was streaming in the window
{ sorry about that for all of you enjoying winter }
and it reflected onto the cards.

I started by sponging some gloss card with Worn Lipstick and
Squeezed Lemonade and putting my cut out flowers over the top.
They were not at all happy with that and wanted to be cut out of the sponged card
 So as usual I gave in and then they made me transfer all those little pieces
back into the spaces on the white card cut out.
Oh they were so fiddly and I kept loosing the really tiny pieces. 

Then of course the left over flowers insisted I do something with them too.
I bought some really pretty lace at the Dollar shop that they took a fancy to.
I stuck this down with very narrow D/S tape and was that difficult to 
get the backing paper off of that.

So I am left with 2 cards, terrible photos and  am going to have the 
cheek to enter one in the Flower Challenge.

Lovely to see you thanks for dropping by.

Margaret M

Monday, February 6, 2017

5 of something

left my run too late to join in with the Merry Monday challenge
of using 5 of something.
Although I am not very happy with my card I took too much time
agonised as to whether or not I was game to put it up at all. 

I should not have used all those snowflakes which by the way are silver not gold.
Ah well there is someone somewhere who will like it.  I HOPE!!!.
The snowman is by way of comic relief.
The trees are Heartfelt Creations lent to me by my good friend Elizabeth.

Lovely to see you thanks for dropping in.

Margaret M

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Mainly for men

Why is it every time I get used to  updates on my computer it goes and puts on 
more updates that  I have to work to find my way around. Grrrrr!

Today I have some male cards to show you, I was really pleased with these.

The base card were a blue/grey

and I embossed on a steel coloured shimmer card.

Teamed that with SW Pierced flags and Spellbinders Script.
Plus a few paper studs that I have had for years
The embossing folders were
We R Memory Keepers.
Quilted and Geometric 

Having a lot of male cards to make for the Aged Care Home
I like to keep them plain and simple.

Thanks for dropping in.

Margaret M

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Stamped backgrounds

I was given a pile of out dated copy paper which I have been using as inserts for my cards.
It is beautiful paper some textured some linen and the scraps 
I have been using to take notes on but it seemed such a waste
to do this so I have begun to stamp onto it and this is
what I have started to do with the scraps.

I also used some old stamps.  The rose above is a PSX
and the little leaf a Hero Arts.

The roses from this card are Stamp It the larger is 1998
and the small one 2000, again I used the little hero Arts leaf.

I am entering the blue one into.

Thanks for dropping in

Margaret M

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Take one 12 x 12 sheet.

Yes this is  what I did.  
After doodling around on Y Tube where I watched a video
on making 6 cards using one sheet of 12 x 12
I decided to take up the challenge myself.

The yellow card  pieces where all scraps and the flowers etc were
all bits that have been sitting around waiting to be used.

This one has 4 pieces of yellow card and the butterfly must be at least 10 years old.

Spot the flowers from the border in the corners.

Couldn't believe my luck that these flowers were a perfect match.

Managed to make this flower from some left over sponged gloss card
and the butterfly was such a perfect match.

Am entering this in:

I don't know what this year holds for my family with DH now completely immobile.
He spends his day in a big chair that is back breaking to push around, 
sleeping most of the time.
So I know you will understand that I don't have much time visit or post.

Margaret M

A Happy New Year

Related image

Wishing everyone who passes by may all your dreams come true.

Margaret M

Saturday, November 26, 2016

So cute

Am racing to make enough cards for Christmas
even though I have been making them all year I am lagging behind.
I have started helping some of the ladies at the aged care facility
to make cards and this is the one we made this month.

I have adapted it slightly to fit Merry Monday's theme 

Also sharing this with Rudolf Days Challenge.

Don't know where spring went except for a few hot days it has been
wet and very windy and so many people with allergies as the
wind has spread the pollen far and wide.

Summer starts next Thursday so hopefully the wind will abate.
Then I will be complaining of the heat.
Just cannot win can we?

Lovely to see you pop in any time.

Margaret M

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Happy Birthday

Just popped in to share my daughters birthday card with you.

This is SW Floral Meadow that I have backed with a 
lovely green although it looks yellow there.
The border Die Namics is in silver and the flowers are SW Camellia.

This daughter has taken to colouring in just with Faber Castell pencils
so I stamped up a background stamp and gave her and this is the result.
I have made them into 4 very different cards.

This is mounted on silver which really brings the pink out

 This one has lots of smooch and stickles on it.

Am really happy with the colour combo here.

But this is the all time favorite.

Am sharing the top card with Flower  challenge

Must dash like the White Rabbit 'I'm late I'm late'.

Margaret M

Friday, November 18, 2016

Me use Grey...... You're Joking

This is the very first time that I have used grey on a card
and I was horrified too when I saw how dark the grey was.
However what is the use of a challenge if you don't challenge your self.
So here is the card .

and I have just seen the centre of the Poinsettia
which will probably disqualify me.
I am loving the flourish which is
Memory Box Madera Corner.
Me thinks I will be using that again.
Am sharing this with

Life is extra busy and I don't know why but at least the weather is 
supposed to stay fine over the weekend.
Hope you all have a pleasant weekend.

Margaret M

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Special occasion

Oh we have had so much wind and wild weather
with a few hot days thrown in.
Yesterday was 26 with strong cool gusty winds.
Today 14 with showers and there was a chance of snow too.
The weather has gone mad.
It is no wonder that I have been suffering a sinus infection.

This is a card for one of those very special occasions.

This has been made entirely with Sue Wilson products.
EF Art Deco Fanfare
Dies Stockholm, and Blushing rose.
Cosmic shimmer Diamond sprinkles.
I love this as it just gives a sheen.
I have used a very pale pink card on this although it looks peach in some areas.
This is for the 
Simply paper craft - Always anything goes
Alphabet challenge blog - Use 3 ingredients.

Megan hope your weather is improving and I love you red wine card
sorry I am unable to leave a comment.

Thanks for dropping in you are most welcome.

Margaret M