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Saturday, 1 October 2016

'Pinktober' with Dragonflies.

Time for another challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies. As it's Breast Cancer awareness month and this charity is close to Hilde's heart we are challenging you to create a card that depicts the Hope, Faith and Courage of the thousands of brave Cancer sufferers and survivors.

This is my inspiration for you.


I began with a square card using white card stock. I covered the background in a deep pink paper that was in my snippets box.  Then a paler piece of pink was embossed and placed across the centre. Now the fun started when I began to create the background for the image.

  I went to my snippets folder again and found co ordinating pink papers. Then  I cut them into triangles all the same size. This was done by firstly cutting oblong pieces the same size and then cutting them diagonally. Therefore each triangle was then equal. I took a square piece of card stock and starting at the centre I placed the pink triangles on to this. The triangles do overlapped at the sides and when completed you trim the edges. This makes a 'sunburst' effect.

I then placed it on the prepared card and added a pink gem where the 'points' of the triangles met. I googled images for Cancer awareness and found the one I'm using on the card. This was trimmed and matted with pale pink. Finally I added the pink ribbon bow and another pink gem.

A really fun background to create. I hope you give it a go and support our challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies. (link in sidebar) will atke you to more inspiration from the team!

Have fun!!

Monday, 26 September 2016

#214 'Feminine'' with Ooh La La

It's time for our next challenge at Ooh La La. The theme has been chosen by Jennifer. It's a lovely girly one 'Feminine'.

This is my inspiration for you.



I used the Ooh La La CD 'Teentastique' for my DT card.  The image and background papers are all on the CD. I used white card stock to make a square card base and embossed it with a dotty folder in the Cuttle Bug. Then added the designer papers and image. Finally I added a pink ribbon and bow  and a pink gem.

For more inspiration pop over to Ooh La La (link in sidebar). The winner of the last challenge 'Anything Goes' is also there.

Have a crafty week and have fun with your 'Feminine' designs. I look forward to visiting you soon.

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Final week with the Belles

Well the weather is definitely 'on the turn' here. This is what normally happens here. One day you are still in the height of Summer then overnight Autumn blows in....literally. We are having cloudy days and rain at night!! Such a change from the long hot Summer we've been enjoying.

The challenge at Unstampabelles is into it's final week and is very apt...#61 'Changing Seasons'. The challenge can be interpreted many ways as 'Seasons' can be defined as Sporting, Weather, Rites of passage, Lifestyle changes New Home, Job, Graduation etc.  This  my inspiration for you.


It's a New Home card for a friend who is moving from a cold climate to somewhere warmer and by the beach!! I thought a beach hut would be apt....hope she appreciates it!!

I began with a landscape DL card. The sky was a cropped photo taken in France last year and I adhered torn sand paper along the bottom for the sand. I had a beach hut template which I fussy cut and paper pieced with striped paper from a paper pad in my stash. The window is silver mirri card outlined with black peel offs The bunting was snipped from some backing paper I also had in one of my paper stacks. The wooden shell and starfish have been longing to be used for eons and I have finally found a 'home' for them! Not sure where the 'New Home' was from but I found it in  my folder of sentiments and I thought the colour matched perfectly.....lucky me eh!! The For Sale sign is hand written on a snippet of white card.

I hope I've inspired you and you'll pop over to Unstampabelles (link in sidebar) to see how others have interpreted the challenge. As always there's a yummy prize on offer from Susan. Not many rules for this one except to say that it's NO stamps please digi or otherwise!!

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Midway with Unstampabelles

I can't believe we are mid way through September. The Autumnal days are fast approaching here. Although it still feels like Summer as it's so very warm.

There's still time for you to enter the challenge at Unstampabelles. We are asking you to think about changing Seasons but it doesn't have to be weather related. It could be the rites of passage season or sporting seasons.  The twist is to make it male. So a chance to make something for the male in your life....always challenging for us crafters!!

This is my inspiration for you.


It's a Graduation card. The Graduation season is almost at an end here. The students have got their results but in the UK it's usually the Autumn when they get their cap and gown.
The card is A4 folded then I snipped off half of the front to reveal the inside of the card for the verse.. I covered it with spotty background paper (not sure where it was from sorry)Then I added the image. Mounted it on the same paper with the addition of an extra mat of embossed white card. There were more toppers on the sheet so I fussy cut one and placed on the bottom left hand side.


For the inside I added the verse and rolled printer paper into a tiny scroll. Then tied it together with narrow red ribbon.

I hope I've inspired you. Don't forget there's always a great prize on offer. Pop over to Unstampabelles (link in sidebar) to see what awaits the lucky crafter!

Have fun!!

'Things with Wheels' at CD Sunday

Good Morning crafters. We are ready for another challenge over at CD Sunday. Last time Pauline asked for 'Autumnal Shades' and this proved to be popular with many of you. She's now got the task of deciding on her Top Three and it won't be easy!!

This times challenge is chosen by our lovely leader Carol. It's 'Things with Wheels'. This is my inspiration for you.


I started with green card stock and made a 8 x 8 card blank. I had a new CD from Joanne Sheen that I was wanting to try out so I browsed through the images and found the perfect one. The CD is 'Victorian Christmas Cards'. I printed off some matching backing paper and added half to the front of the card. Then matted and layered the image on top and placed it to one side. Finally adding the greeting  and some glitter.....which doesn't really show up in the photo.....got to get a better camera!

I hope I've inspired you and if you want to see more yummy creations pop over to CD Sunday (link in side bar) and see what the rest of the team have for you.

I look forward to visiting you soon and don't forget there's always a wee prize on offer for the Winner. Have fun!!


Saturday, 17 September 2016

Fairies or Fantasy with the Dragonflies

Good Morning bloggers. It's time for a new challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies. We had some interesting entries last time for Jarka's choice of theme, Music. The Top Three will be posted next week. It's Margaret's turn to choose the theme and she asked us to create a card which depicts either fairies or fantasy!!




                                                         This is my inspiration for you.



It's an On The Shelf card from CUP. A fairy elf!!


How cute is she?


If you haven't made an On the Shelf card before I can tell you that they are so easy to make and best of all for me you can get away without doing the dreaded inserts. Inserts are the bane of my life especially at Christmas. I need a new system for doing them I think. It's not the printing that's gets me its sizing them up to put them into the cards. They always need a bit of trimming to get them exact grrrr not a fave can you tell!!!

Anyway I digress, back to the challenge. You can pop over for more inspiration from the design team (link in sidebar). The challenge is open for two weeks. There are not many rules but it is a cards only challenge.

Have fun and I look forward to seeing all those lovely fairy or fantasy cards.







Monday, 12 September 2016

#213 'Anything Goes'

Good Morning crafters. It's time for a new challenge at Ooh La La. This time Janice has chosen a very popular theme' Anything Goes'. It's a while since we had this one!! Debbie selected 'Girlie' for our last challenge and we've had some wonderful Girlie cards. Pop over to OLL challenges (link in sidebar) to see if you been chosen for her Top Three and remember there's always a prize for the Top Spot!


Here is my inspiration for you.




The image is from Ooh La La's 'Everyday Occassions' CD. there are some fab images on this disc. I began with A4 card stock folded landscape orientation. Then covered it with the background paper from the CD. I chose two matching background papers and placed one along the top edge. Then I added the toppers and the greetings.....also from the CD. I had some butterfly charms on a string so I placed these along the top edge to add a bit of sparkle. Finally three matching gems were placed down the side. Eh Voila!! Finished!


I hope you'll join in this challenge and I look forward to visiting your blogs soon.
Have a crafty week!