Sunday, 3 February 2019

#3 Anything Goes using a CD.

Good Morning everyone. I hope you are all keeping warm and have survived the snow. We didn't have any where I live so we were lucky. The US seem to be having it bad too. My crafting friends in sunny Australia tho are still enjoying their Summer!! Wish we were. What a crazy world!

It's time for our next challenge at CD Sunday. We had some fab entries last time....thank you to those who joined us. This time the challenge is hosted by Meg and again the theme is Anything Goes using a CD.

Here is my inspiration for you.

I made this card for a friend who adores cats. This image reminded me of her cat. I'm sure she'll love it. If you look closely you can also see some kittens on the calendar in the background. I used a CD from Joanne Sheen with artwork by Janet Kruskamp for both the image, background paper and greeting.

I hope you will join us this time and don'r forget to use something from a CD in your project however small. If you don't have a blog you can enter via our facebook page.

Any comments you make are always read and appreciated.....thank you. If you aren't a follower of my blog and you want to be please click the follower link in the sidebar.

Have a lovely week and keep warm

It's February 2019 and time for.....

......our first challenge of the year at Unstampabelles. We hope you've enjoyed teh break and are raring to go with some new and exciting challenges. We have lots of new design team members too. So please visit them and give them some love. You will find more info about them on the main challenge blog page Unstampabelles.

This time Susan would like to see projects that are 'Simply Bright and Cheerful' and the optional Twist is 'Arty Creations appreciated'.

The prize is a $15 Aus. Gift Certificate.

Here is my interpretation of the challenge.

I used some patterned card stock from Hunky Dory which I cut and folded to create a tall thin DL card. I thought the image looked like a painted work of art and it's bright and cheerful. I added a die cut greeting 'Just a note' from Joanne Sheen. I have sent this to a friend to tell her of our 'change of address'.
(For those of you who are new to my blog. We have recently moved back to the UK after living for almost 20 years in Cyprus)
. The bought change of address cards are always so boring to my eyes. Hence why I made my own.I hope you will be inspired to join us.

Don't forget we are UNstampabelles so no stamps please when you are making your project. This can be anything from greetings cards, scrapbook layouts, ATCs, altered artwork i.e notebooks, boxes. The sky's the limit just don't use stamps....this includes digis.

I look forward to visiting your blogs and if you leave a comment....thank you... they are always read and appreciated.

Happy Crafting!!

Sunday, 20 January 2019

#2 CD Sunday

Good Morning Crafters. Thank you all for your wonderful entries to our first challenge of 2019. Carol is going to have great fun choosing here fave.

We hope you will join us for  #2 Anything Goes using a CD.

(Unfortunately my main PC, with my pictures on, is  poorly and is at the Computor docs. As soon as it’s well again I will add the photograph of my project to help inspire you.)

And here it is.....

I use a CD from OOh La La artwork by Shawn Jenkins.. The Cd was used  for both the images and the background. I finished it off with three tiny pebbles from my stash. They were a perfect colour match. The greeting is a gold peel off.

 My teamies have created some fab projects too so please pop over to CD Sunday and check them out.

We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing what you have created. Don’t forget when adding your entry you must have used a CD in the making and tell us which CD you’ve used.

Have fun!! 

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Happy New Year

Good Morning and a Happy New Year to you.

 I am starting my blog for 2019 with our first challenge of the year at CD Sunday.

A New Year means new beginnings and changes. At CD Sunday things are changing with our challenges. All challenges will be 'Anything Goes' and numbered. We have decided to use this theme throughout the year as it proved to be the most popular last year. There are other changes too. There will only be prizes awarded for special challenges throughout the year. However each challenge will have a different host and they will choose their Top Three as usual. Pop over to the challenge blog to read all about theses changes. (link in sidebar)

 Our lovely leader Carol is hosting this first challenge of the year.

Here is my inspiration for you with #1 'Any thing Goes' for 2019.

It's one of the cards I made to send to a friend at Christmas. The CD I used was from Joanne Sheen 'Victorian Christmas' There are some lovely nostalgic images on this CD and well worth investing in.

Don't forget our challenges are now always 'Anything Goes' and you must use a CD when creating your project. It doesn't have to be a card it can be anything as long as you've used a CD to help you create it.

 Please join in with us and if you haven't a Blog you can email us at or join in  on Facebook.

I hope you have had a wonderful festive season and are ready for the new challenges in 2019.

I look forward to visiting your blogs and thank you for any comments made which are much appreciated and always read.

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 9 December 2018

'Christmas..... Old or New'

Good afternoon. Sorry I'm a tad late with my post for the new challenge at CD Sunday. Thank you everyone who entered Margaret's 'Blue and White'challenge last time. The winner will be announced next Sunday. The challenge this time is last for the year and has been chosen by Jocelyn. We start again January 6th.

Here's my inspiration for you this time.

I used a lovely CD for the background paper from Ooh La La with artwork by Paula Oakley. The topper, which I thought looked very 1920's, is from Hunky Dory. The greeting was in the same pack. I added a diecut gold holly spray to one corner and sprinkled some old star peel offs randomly on the background paper.

This card was so easy to make . So if you need a last minute we always do...Simply get out a CD print off some background paper and add a suitable topper and greeting  to it and VOILA!

It just remains for me to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a peaceful, healthy 2019.

Keep Crafting!!!

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Unstampabelles last challenge for 2018!!

Can you believe another year is almost over.....where do the days, weeks, months, years go!! This is our last challenge for 2018 at Unstampabelles. Of course it's something appropriate for this time of the year.

We would like you to show us a Christmas themed item related to your country. The optional Twist is to explain the theme in your blog. Don't forget the important stamps allowed.....we are UNstampabelles!

                                                     As usual there is a prize on offer.

                                                        Here is my inspiration for you.

Carol singing around the tree in local villages.

Where I live in the UK there are many small villages with a beautiful Christmas at the heart of the village. Every year they have carol singing around the tree in each village, which is usually led by the local church choir. Ours happens this Tuesday evening and I am very much looking for ward to it. This will be my first Christmas back home in the UK so you can imagine the joy I'm feeling.

The card was created using only Hunky Dory products. 

I hope you'll be inspired to join us and show us your Christmas traditions in your creations. I look forward very much to visiting your blogs and reading about your traditions.

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 25 November 2018

I have returned and a new challenge at CD Sunday

......Sorry for the delay in returning. Things took a little longer than anticipated to arrive etc. I am now living in the UK in a pretty little village in the North East of England. I am enjoying being surrounded by my lovely family but having to adjust to living indoors. In Cyprus much of your time is spent in the outdoors so life here is a little different.

On with our new challenge at CD Sunday. The theme is Blue and White and you must use a CD in the making.

Here is my inspiration for you.

As my supplies were limited and I had no CDs to hand when I moved my design team colleagues kindly helped out by supplying some background papers for me. The two CDs used were from Making Cards Magazine...Victorian Christmas and La Pashe Christmas story. Thank you Jane and Margaret.

I started with A4 card folded. Then matted and layered two background papers.  I hand drew on white card the 'snow drift' and cut it out. The trees were made using  off cuts from the same background papers. I drew the triangles for the trees on to card then added strips of the papers and cut them out. I slipped these behind the 'snow drift' which had been raised with 3D tape.

The greeting strip along the bottom is Hunky Dory and the strip of gems is from my small stash that I had.

So a quick and easy card made with a limited supply of materials. It can be done!!

Now it's your turn. Pop over to CD Sunday to see what the rest of the team have created and join us. We would love to see your creations.

Happy Crafting!!