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I started this blog in April 2012 so I could join Challenges. I am now on some design teams. I hope you like my cards. I started stamping in 1995 but my cards are still mostly cute.
Thank you to those who have joined as followers and to those who comment.
Unfortunately because of spammers I have had to put moderation on the comments. I will approve them as soon as possible, this also means I don't miss any.
I don't always get a chance to reply to all comments but I read them all when I approve them and I really appreciate you taking the time to give your comment.
The lovely banner was made especially for me by Amanda at Faery Ink Art & Design when I won her first blog challenge. You can buy the black and white version of Granmargaret Fairy at
http://faeryink.com/product/granmargaret-fairy-digital-stamp/

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Thursday, 31 May 2012

My card for Sunny Challenges No 42 for this week

This is my card that I just finished making for Sunny Challenges
We had to use the sketch below and the Baby Wipe Technique.  I have not used this technique before but looked up the Splitcoast Stampers site as mentioned by Kris.  I used both methods, the swiping option for the background and the stamping option for the Stampin Up flower which I stamped twice and punched out with the Stampin Up punch and layered.  Other stamps, punches and ribbon by Stampin Up.

This was the sketch

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

My card for Feeling Sketchy week 9

This is my card for the Feeling Sketchy sketch challenge
I have used Whimsey Stamps "Wee Suzi", Hero Arts "Enjoy Your birthday", Stampin Up paper and cuttlebug daisies.  The colours have not come out well in the scan.  All the leaves were coloured green.

Another challenge blog

Another blogger has introduced me to another challenge site "Feeling Sketchy"
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/
The sketch for this week is a scapbook page but you can do a card if you like.  This is the sketch


Sunday, 27 May 2012

My card for Lollipop Ladies Challenge No 46

This is my card for Lollipop Ladies Challenge No 46:  Turkish Delight with the additional challenge "Squares".  My desk light blew so I found it difficult to see, so my cutting isn't straight.  The ladies are from Crafty Individuals stamp set CI-065.  The three backgrounds are from Stampin' Up set Boho Backgrounds. Sentiment from Stampin Up set.

Challenge for Lollipop Ladies

This fortnight's Challenge  No.46 for Lollipop Ladies is Turkish Delight with the additional challenge of "squares".
http://thelollipopladies.blogspot.com.au/

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Birthday card for my sister

I made this birthday card for my sister tonight.
Used Spellbinders M-Bossabilites "Splendid" on purple card.  Doily stamp from Darkroom Door "Doilies".  Busy Bec's digital stamp "Butterfly sweethearts" and ribbon from stash.

Monday, 21 May 2012

No craft today - some cards made yesterday

Lovely sunny day outside but cold in the house.   Didn't get any craft done today.  These are two of the birthday cards I made yesterday.


Sunday, 20 May 2012

My card for Sunny Challenges this week

Well it took me ages but I finally finished my card for Sunny Challenges this week.

I have used the Stampin Up "in colours" card stock: blushing bride, pear pizzaz and concord crush and stamped Stampin Up stamps with concord crush. I hope you like it.  I will send this to one of my friends for her birthday this week.

sketch for Sunny Challenges this week

This is the sketch for Sunny Challenges this week.  Use the Stampin Up in colours with the sketch.   Have a look at the lovely cards the design team have made.
http://sunnychallenges.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/sc-04112.html

I have to get off this computer soon.  I have birthday cards to make so can use this sketch.   No church this morning as it is the Red Shield Appeal.  My grand daughter has gone to help with the doorknock.  
This is the first time in 30 years that I haven't done something to help with the Red Shield Appeal.  Sick with a rotten cold today.  Also my arthritis is too bad to walk at present. 
Have a good day

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Card for Lollipop Ladies challenge

This is the card I have just made for the Lollipop Ladies challenge "Freckles and spots"
http://thelollipopladies.blogspot.com.au/

I used the cuttlebug spots and dots embossing folder, Stampin Up papers, spotted ribbon and Penny Black "Sweet Things" stamp.  I don't know whether you can see the freckles I put on the girl's face.

Friday, 18 May 2012

card made to go with ATCs

As my partner has been very ill I also made a card to go with the ATCs.   I used one of my new whimsy stamps I bought recently from Lime Tart.  "Apple Blossom" by Elisabeth Bell.
The scan is not very good.  It doesn't show the blue and green chalk background on the card.

Have a good weekend.   I have a cold so am not going anywhere this weekend.

ATCs made today

I finally made my ATCs for the April swap for ATCs USA International.    I am not usually this far behind.  I will make for the May swap tomorrow.

April we had to make one out of recycled products and one for the letter A to send to our partner.  With everything that has been happening I couldn't think for a while what to do for the recycled one.  I found some lovely lace material and put it aside but then when I went to make the ATC couldn't find it, so I searched through some other stuff and found some offcuts of material that I used to make a dress for myself 41 years ago.  I haven't made another dress for myself since as I am terrible at sewing.   I also had some old lace ribbon that I brought home when I packed up my mother's house.  I think it may have belonged to my grandmother.  I then added a used postage stamp.  Here is the recycle ATC I made


Here are the "A" ATCs I made


thank you those who are following my blog

I have just noticed I have five followers to my blog.  Thank you.  I hope you enjoy the cards I post.  I am very new at this and haven't yet worked out how to do much on my blog.   Had help from my friend Libby who sent me the instructions on how to put my cards onto the Sunny Challenges blog.
Have a good weekend everyone.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

My card for Scrapbook Boutique challenge

This is my card for the Scrapbook Boutique challenge.


 
see http://scrapbookboutiquenews.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/new-challenge-has-started.html for the inspiration

I used Craft Concepts Cup Cakes embossing folder and sanded.  Alison Ellis paper.  Lace ribbon.  Kraftin Kimmie Stamp set Francesca which I bought from Scrapbook Boutique.  I hope you like it.

My card for Sunny Challenges this week

It took me ages this afternoon after a busy morning at work to make 2 cards in between washing and reading my emails.
Here is my card for this weeks sketch on Sunny Challenges.  Just realised I made the pattern paper a bit too wide.  Paper is from Stampin Up Patter Pack II, stamps from Stampin Up set "A Kind Word".  Used Elegant Bouquet embossing folder from Stampin Up and Cuttlebug daisies embossing folder.  Hope you like it.

Sunday, 13 May 2012

challenge at Sunny Challenges for this week

This is the sketch for Sunny Challenges for this week. http://sunnychallenges.blogspot.com.au/

This week just use the sketch and load your card to Sunny Challenges site before Friday this week.





Another favourite stamping/scrapbooking site having a competition

Another one of my favourite sites is Scrapbook Boutique.
http://www.scrapbookboutique.com.au/
I have done a lot of orders with her and she is very reliable.

It’s time again for another challenge to begin at Scrapbook Boutique, and that means that it’s also time for a blog hop… and of course yet another wonderful prize to be won!
click on http://scrapbookboutiquenews.blogspot.com.au/
and scroll down to Thursday May 10 to see the challenge and also the blog hop

Have a look at the lovely cards the design team have made and also the other entries.

I have an idea for a card to do when I get home.  I will then use it for one of the birthdays this week.

Angela was worse this morning.   She couldn't swallow at all.  Tony took her to the hospital but they just told her to keep on with the medication.  Tony and Lynda are driving Angela and Brianna home to the mountains.  Sarah and I have stayed here with Sian till they get back.  It is about 2-1/2 hours drive each way.

I hope you are all having a happy day.

best wishes

Margaret

Monday, 7 May 2012

Another stamping/scrapbook site I would like to recommend

Another site I would like to recommend is Lime Tart.  http://www.limetart.com/
I placed an order on the Website Thursday afternoon and it arrived on my doorstep this morning.  I really don't need any more stamps but I couldn't resist some of the new Whimsy stamps.  Also bought some washi tape.
Have a good week

Sunday, 6 May 2012

card challenge for Sunny Challenges this week

This is the sketch and colours for the card challenge on Sunny Challenges this week. 

http://sunnychallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Unfortunately I won't be able to join in this week as I don't have these colours.   I have a Tempting Turquoise stamp pad but not the other colours

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Missed the challenge

Unfortunately when I went into Sunny Challenges on Friday the link had closed so I missed joining in this time.  Will have to try to get the card done by Thursday this week if the challenge is one I can do.

Friday, 4 May 2012

card for Sunny Challenges 4 May 2012

This is the card I made to the Sunny Challenges sketch using some of the Stampin Up "In Colours".  I have turned the sketch to fit the stamp I wanted to use.  I used Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush and Blushing Bride card and stamped with Concord Crush ink.  Used stamps from Stampin Up set "The Nicest Things", plus Stampin Up roller.  I didn't have the right colour ribbon so used a strip of Concord Crush card put through the cuttlebug.

Had a good day today.  Cheryl came and took me to stamp club down near Wollongong.  We had a visit to Fantasia on the way home.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Very fast service from Craft Queen

Craft Queen has lots of lovely ribbons and other supplies.
I ordered some ribbons and stamps from Craft Queen http://www.craftqueen.com.au/ on Saturday night.  Nicole posted the order on Monday, the post man left a card in the box yesterday and my husband picked the order up today.   Very fast service indeed.  Thank you Nicole

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

card challenge for week ending Friday 4 May

The challenge on Sunny Challenges this week

http://sunnychallenges.blogspot.com.au/

is use the Stampin Up 'In colours' and follow this sketch.  Have a look at the blog to see some lovely cards made by the design team and others.   I still have to do mine.  Must remember to do it by Friday