Sunday, November 30, 2014

Happy Christmas

This I  hope will make up my tally of Christmas cards for this year.
But you always have to be ready for that unexpected arrival.
Today I have picked a previous sketch for
and chose No 27 for April 2014

Here is my take

I love that paper it's from Wild Rose Studio
The snowflake embossing folder is a Cuttlebug one.
The punched lace is an EK punch and 
the greeting is by a Cheery Lyn.
I cut out 2 in white and 1 red then layered them off setting the red.
This is not easy unless you have a ballpoint Zig glue pen.
I don't so it was back to the toothpick to spread the glue for me.
Fingers crossed it wont fall to pieces.

Am entering this in:

Winter Wonderland - Dies and punches
Christmas card Challenges - Anything goes

Thanks for dropping in and I hope you enjoyed your visit.
Hope you have the time to stop and say Hello.

Margaret M

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Surprise Surprise!!

It is not a Christmas card.
I thought you might like a change.
My Daughter in law asked if I would make her a 60th birthday card
and this is it.  Hope she likes it.

The deckle card base is one of some I have had for years and I am trying
to use up all the stash I have filling my cupboards.
I sponged around the edge with Versa pad called Narcissus.
Afraid it doesn't show up very well.
I did the same around the 60 which I embossed with a sparkly gold powder.
it is so old the name has faded from the label. 

Used Memory Box Willoughby Butterfly Wings.
I love them.

The leaves are from HOTP Paper Artist dies called Floral Frenzy.
The roses I made myself.

Everything has been raised with foam but I couldn't get a good picture
to show it off.

Couture creation   Grand Woven embossing folder

Spellbinders   Labels 4  Gold Labels 4  Elegant Labels 4

Memory box  Willoughby Butterfly Wings

HOTP  Paper Artist  12 Flower Frenzy

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Through the Craftroom door - Always anything goes

Thanks for dropping in you are most welcome.

Margaret M

Monday, November 24, 2014

Paper piercing

I found this paper piercing a bit hard on my arms
and my first card was not the best.
Even with a paper piercing ruler it was all over the place.
I was very tempted to file it in the waste bin but decided to finish it
as after all it is handmade and does not need to be perfect.
For the card I am going to show you  I used 
a plastic template which I found easier to use.

Am getting to a stage where I need to renew some of my ink pads and
I have just bought myself a Versafine ink pad Majestic Blue.
Have found that you can get 2 stampings from one inking.
A dark blue that can be embossed and a pale blue like this one.
The blue card came from the bit box.
Decided to cut the snowflakes out of shiny silver card and love how they
sparkle with all the colours in them.

It is so cold today after 2 days in the 20's doubt it has got to 15 today.
At least we are not suffering like they are in NSW where it has been over 40.
Then all of you poor people in America with all that freezing snow.
So what am I grumbling about.

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Thanks for dropping in.

Margaret M

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Green and Gold

You would think by now that I had enough Christmas cards
but no I still need a few more
and needed some that will not be too thick.
So here is what I have made today using scraps.

It is not a good photo can't think why as it is a very bright day.
I have stamped with gold those little snowflakes stamps I have had for years
and they have been sorely neglected I'm afraid.
The die cut snowflakes are by Impression Obsession and 
they are cut out of shiny gold foil card.
Have used the sketch from Completely Christmas

Monday, November 17, 2014

Blue and White

I have another card for you today and guess what 
Its a Christmas one too.

No that is not glitter on my desk just the reflection.
I cut out 4 of the Memory Box Madera corner dies and placed them with the 
points in the centre placing my sentiment over them.
Both the Poinsettia and the leaves from the 
Dogwood outline die that I have used are Memory Box too.
I felt the white card was too much so ran D/S tape round the edge and
used pale blue glitter to soften it.
It looks better in RL.  

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Now I thought Ang might like to see my Fuschia Tree.
Well I can hardly call it a shrub can I?
Ang has a great tutorial on making these flowers and you can check it here
this gets cut back to bare wood in the winter
and it is not yet in full flower.
When it is I will be sweeping up a bucket full on spent blooms 
every couple of days throughout the summer.

Should have got a close up of the flowers silly me

Well thats all folks

Margaret M

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Through the Window

 Did I go into panic mode when I saw just what
52CCT had for this weeks challenge.
Making a window as a focal point is not the sort of thing
I would normally do.
After the panic settled I began to think rational about it
and this is the result.

I learnt a very valuable lesson too.
I thought I would be very clever when I cut out the paper lace
by adding double side Jac paper to the back before I cut it out.
I spent a good half an hour getting out all those tiny pieces
that then stuck to my hands and the carpet but 
refused to go into the rubbish bin.
I gave up and left the 2 top rows of dots in
but I quite like that anyway.
The picture is a freebe that I got from Completely Christmas.
Did think about putting a white Happy Christmas on it
but decided it was not a good idea
as I really like it just as it is.

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Thanks for dropping in you are most welcome.

Margaret M

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Correct Colours

I was just about to switch off the computer for the day
when I thought I would hop over to 52CCT
and find out  what the colours were for this month.
Have just made this card today and what do know but it fits.
So this week I hope to be first in.
The evening meal can wait now until I finish this post.

This stamp was a freebe on an English craft magazine and I think she is just the 
sweetest and she has a mouth.
She has been coloured with my copics and yes I did have my glasses on.
The paper is from Wild Rose Studio and it is gorgeous.
I was very reluctant to cut it down from 6x6 to 14cm but
the 2 strips I cut off I have used on the inside.

There is no gold metallic paper but the ribbon is gold edged and
the gold bell is metal so hope that counts.

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Margaret M

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Black and White

The weather here has gone stark raving mad.
Snow,Gales, Rain, Hail, Thunder storms and Bright Sunshine.
And that's just one day!
Ah well that's Spring.
Something I forgot to tell you I took some of my cards with me
when I went shopping in Devonport
and my friend Bev loved my White Christmas card and 
begged it off me so it is now on show in her shop.

Today I have attempted something I have never done before
A Black and White Christmas card.
Very modern I hope!
However it was very hard to take a good photo.

Following this sketch

No glitter just a few rhinestones which I coloured with Copics.
I think this will be another one for the boys.

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Thanks for dropping in.

Margaret M