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Sunday, 24 June 2018

'Things to Eat' at CD Sunday

Good Morning to you all. Well I hope the promised heatwave  that's due to hit the UK has happened. A bit of sunshine always makes you feel good doesn't it!

Over at CD Sunday we are thinking of Food!!! Something yummy always makes you feel good too!!

The challenge this time as been chosen by Jane. Last time's challenge was to recycle with Carol's choice. We had some creative ideas. The winner will be up on the challenge blog next Sunday.

Here is my inspiration for you.

I have made a gatefold easel card using the Joanne Sheen CD, artwork by Janet Krusckamp. The green background papers were in a pad from Lidls. It's a lovely Summery green which I thought blended well with the Summery image.

The cupcakes on the stopper are also from the same pack. They were on a sheet which I fussy cut  The greetings were computer generated.

I used designer paper from an OLL CD 'Everyday Occasions' to cover the outside. Then I added strips of green ribbon and silk leaves from my flower arranging stash. Tiny seed pearls were placed on top of each leaf. The main greeting is  a Google image and I added another cupcake to it.

I hope I've inspired you to join the challenge. There's always a great prize on offer from the design team for the winner. For more inspiration pop over to CD Sunday (link in sidebar)

Have a great crafty week!!

Saturday, 23 June 2018

'Use Baker's Twine'

The challenge this time at Crafting with Dragonflies is to use Baker's Twine on your card. This is my inspiration for you.

I was asked to make a selection of cards for the craft magazine 'Quick Cards', using papers from the magazine. (I can't remember which issue number it was sorry) The cards were for Mothers Day and I created something very simple and quick to make  as it was for 'Quick Cards'. A simple matt of designer paper was placed on top of a white square card. Then two tags were added at the side. I put a co ordinating bow of Baker's Twine on the top greeting tag.  The corners of the square card were rounded with a corner punch.

I hope you'll join us for this fun challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies ( link in sidebar). This challenge is for cards only.


Sunday, 17 June 2018

Flowers with Unstampabelles

We are midway through the challenge at Unstampabelles. The challenge is proving very popular and we've had some yummy entries so far.....who doesn't like flowers!! The twist is to Bling it up!

                                                    Here is my midway inspiration for you.

A card style I made a few weeks ago and I thought I'd use the style again. It's an upright Zcard which you can find on Youtube. Link here youtube

I started with  oblong white card stock and edged the narrow end with a fancy die. I covered it with lemon designer paper and folded it into a step card. The image was from a Hunky Dory pack of some pretty flower fairies which matched the designer paper perfectly. I added the image to card stock and left a gap in the top for the tag to slip down. I hand made the tag adding the sentiment from the same Hunky Dory pack. The yellow brad attaches the tag to the back of the card then it slots into the slit at the top of the main image. The card then folds flat for posting.

I hope you will join us at Unstampabelles.

This is the prize on offer from Susan.

Stamps and an embossing folder.
I look forward to visiting you soon. Have fun!

Sunday, 10 June 2018

'Second Time Around - recycled'

Good Morning I hope you are having a lovely weekend. The weather is very hot here and I'm developing a Summer cold grrrrr!!! Not good!!!

Our challenge last time was 'Beautiful Blooms' chosen by Jocelyn. The winner entry will be on the blog next Sunday after Jocelyn has done the difficult job of choosing her winner. Not easy as we had we some beautiful entries. Don't forget if you don't have a blog you can still enter via facebook or email. There is always a crafty prize on offer donated by the design team.

This time the theme has been chosen by Carol. We would like to see anything that you have recycled but don't forget you must also have used a CD and tell us which one you've used.

Here is my inspiration for you.

I was in the mood for making a CAS card this time.....makes a change from my signature fancy folds!
I began with A4 white card stock for the base card. I embossed a piece of A5 card for the matting layer. The tag was printed off a Debbie Moore CD 'Shabby Chic....Vintage Rose'.
                                I used a piece from a pretty tissue box to cut the die cut spray.
                                                            This was my recycled bit.
 I printed of the greeting  tag 'Lots of Love' from a Joanne Sheen CD 'Holly Hill Pond' This is my go to CD if I need a sentiment. There are a number of blank sentiment tags on this CD and you can change the font to any greeting you wish.....very useful. I found some matching string in my bits and pieces bag.....a bit of luck me thinks as it matches perfectly.
For more inspiration and ideas for recycling pop over to the CD Sunday challenge blog (link in sidebar)
Have a crafty week and I look forward to seeing what recycling ideas you come up with!!

Saturday, 9 June 2018

'Ribbon and Lace'

Good Morning. It's time for our new challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies. This time Hilde has chosen the lovely theme of 'Ribbon and Lace'....always popular. This is my inspiration for you.

I have created a gatefold easel card using papers and images from Hunky Dory. You can find many instructions for making this on You Tube.


Outside closed gate fold
The buttons are from a pack I've had for eons....not sure where they were from. I placed a scrap piece of ribbon under the buttons which were secured with hi tack tape. The lace edging the stopper image again was a scrap piece in my stash. The pink gingham paper was from a crafty friend at my craft group.
This challenge runs for two weeks and is a cards only challenge for FUN!! For more inspiration pop over to the challenge blog (link in sidebar)
Have a great weekend!!

Sunday, 3 June 2018

'Flowers, flowers and more flowers!'

Good evening crafters or Good Morning to you if you are in the Southern Hemisphere. Well I'm back from my travels and all is well ....except for Mr. Blogger who has been very naughty since I got back!! But I have found a way around the problems he has challenged me with and I am posting again!!!

Talking of challenges here is our June challenge at Unstampabelles. It's 'Flowers, flowers and more flowers'. The twist is to bling it up. Here is my inspiration for you.

                                                  It's a pop up box full of lovely blooms.

The inspiration for me for this challenge, at Unstampabelles, was my recent visit to the UK visiting family and friends I was overwhelmed with the flowers I received to welcome me home. (See pic of some on my last post) I also bought a craft magazine whilst I was there.....amongst other crafty goodies ;) and there was a pop up box kit in one. So to get my crafty fix on holiday I made it up.

                                                                           side view

                                                                    opposite side view

                         There is always a great prize on offer and a DT's challenge winner.

                                           Prizes for June are stamps and embossing folders.

                                                              Have a crafty week. Enjoy!!

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Beautiful Blooms.

I am very, very late with this posting sorry. Long story but involves holidays, forgetting to schedule and Blogger playing up!! Anyway all sorted now so here we go.

Our latest challenge at CD Sunday has been chosen by Jocelyn, 'Beautiful Bloom's.

Here is my inspiration for you.

                             For this card I have used the CD 'Carnival of Colour' from Ooh La La.

The design of the card is new to me and I'm not sure now what it's called....sorry. Might be an Upright Z-Fold Card. I found this link on Youtube youtube. Hope this helps.

 I started with a piece of A4 card and folded it. Then folded the top back on itself....that's the dark pink card stock in the pic. I covered the back with designer paper from CD to match main image on front of the beautiful roses. The top was edged with a fancy border die.

Then came the tricky part. The main image was adhered to another piece of card and a small opening left in the top. The tag, with greeting, was then slipped into the opening and adhered to the top od the main card.

Therefore it slides in and out so that it's flat for posting. Clever eh!!

Talking of 'Beautiful Blooms'. When I was visiting family and friends in the UK. They brought me some beautiful flowers to welcome me home and to cheer up the apartment.

                                         They certainly smelt wonderful and lasted for ages.

This challenges lasts for another week. To be in with a chance of winning a lovely prize from Jocelyn you must use a CD for your can be anything crafty e.g. cards, scrapbook layout. boxes. notebooks. gift cards etc. Anything as long as you tell us which CD you have used. We have a facebook page now so even if you don't have a blog you can still enter via facebook.

Have fun!!