21 Sept 2012

Bird on a Branch

Hello everyone sorry I have been such a bad blogger lately, there is so much going on at the moment and I haven't been able to get much crafting done, DH is retiring and so has the job of closing  down his business, sort out the yard and workshop....nearly 30 years of sorting!!.......then there is the office to archive which has been a bit of a nightmare which is where I have been spending such a lot of time......we are getting there now, it also is quite a sad time saying goodbye to staff. DH is looking forward to his retirement and hoping to make more time for his hobbies.........hope he is not planning on using my room..........no...he wouldn't dare.........it is mine and too small for two!!!
Something else that has been time consuming .....I have also been trying to sort my crafty room out as I had lost the table that I work on under all the "stuff" and stash that was on it also the floor was so cluttered I was having trouble walking in there................soooooo it is being  cleared and I am being hard de-cluttering and getting rid.......well putting in boxes...........things I have not used for a long time....... well that's the plan........

Today I settled into my little room with my newly cleared table with a big big space to work in and played with the gorgeous items I had won in the August challenge over at  Tando Creative Challenge Blog .......thanks Di. 

                                                             My Prize Goodies

 I used Tando Mask Bird and Branch and my new distress inks picked rasberry, mowed lawn and salty ocean oh these are gorgeous colours and by mixing picked rasberry and salty ocean the bird has a lovely lilac tint.

Next I took a Tando mini bookplate inked this with the three colours and using the mask added some leaves, on a small piece of seperate card and mask added leaves and stamped a happy birthday mounted this to the back of the mini plate and added two brads.  
This is quite a "clean" card for me but still I couldn't resist distressing the edges of the white card, and inking the edges of the green mat with mowed lawn....... I will be linking to The Tando Challenge Blog ................ would have been rude not to don't you think lol....................  September challenge is Trees and or Leaves, pop on over and join in, there are some great prizes to be won, thank you once again Di.  My table has again disapeared under "stuff" how can I make so much mess on one little card......but I had fun!
Also linking with
 Joanna Sheen Challenge - So Sweet
Fab'n'Funky Challenge - Things with Wings

Bye till next time have a great weekend


  1. You have really been busy, nice to see you back with us. Lovely piece, too! Valerie

  2. wow loving that bookplate and what you've done with it, its really effective....loving your use of the masks too....so glad that you like your prize, fab selection.

    Thank You for joining us at Tando creative again this month.

  3. Thank you Carol they were a joy to use!


  4. Beautiful card Maggie. Love the colours you've put together and the bookplate is fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky this week. Hugs, Pat K.xx

  5. Very 'sweet' indeed, thank you for playing along with us on the Joanna Sheen Challenge. Jane x

  6. Very pretty! Thanks for playing along with Fab N Funky this week!

  7. oooo I am loving your use of Tando products. This card is really pretty Maggie x


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