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Sunday, 26 March 2017

CD Sunday - 'Any Old Iron' - chosen by Jocelyn

Good Morning.  I hope you are all well and enjoying Mothering Sunday.

For Jocelyn's theme I decided to take the theme literally and chose a Trinitage from La Pashe showing a Rag and Bone man with his horse and cart to represent the 'Any Old Iron' song which I remember hearing when I was very very young.

I have added a die cut bicycle to go with his very crumpled one and a die cut Happy Birthday banner in blue. A very simple card but I think effective.  I particularly like the brick wall background.
I visited You tube and found this.
I had never heard of Harry Champion and it does sound a very old recording.

I hope you will visit and leave a word or two.
Hugs
Carol
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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Happy Birthday to a special friend

Tis a special friends birthday today and this is the card I made for her using MCS - Elegant Ladies.

I am afraid that sadly this year the only little bit of decoupage is the bow.  I have been making  more 'graphic' cards recently than ever before whilst I have these trapped nerves.  It is good practice though and I am losing some of my prejudices.
Whilst I am not doing parchment crafting etc I am still doing jigsaws. The one I am doing at the moment is 'The Bizarre Bookshop  2 '  by Colin Thompson:


 I have discovered a Ravensburger Colin Thompson Colouring Book and I am having fun colouring the puzzle that I am actually doing:
I haven't made a very good job of the scanning but you get the idea.
An unexpected parcel from Amazon arrived this morning and on opening I found an early Mother's Day gift -  two more puzzles from my wish list.

Carol
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Sunday, 12 March 2017

CD Sunday - "Enjoy" (tea/coffee) - chosen by Margaret

Hi everyone.  A slightly unusual theme for our new challenge chosen by Margaret.  Fascinated by a poster in a cafe that she and her husband visited whilst on holiday Margeret has chosen the tea and coffee depicted that we all enjoy -  hence the challenge.
Here is the poster
It is a clever image - even if she isn't the most beautiful of maidens.   Her wind blown hair to me means the wafting of coffee aromas and her attire means holidays.
Enough psychobabble - here is my card:

It had to be the 'Mad Hatter' for my tea or coffee.  Actually coffee for me.  I am a great coffee drinker and very rarely drink tea.   I don't need much pressure to use one of my favourite CD's -  A Very Important Date from MCS. I just love all the artwork on this CD and will use it at the drop of a hat.
The coffee cup and spoon have been decoupaged.  A card I thoroughly enjoyed making.

I hope you are going to enter Margaret's challenge.  I will look forward to seeing how you interpret her theme.

Carol
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