Sunday, 17 March 2019

CD Sunday #6 'Anything Goes using a CD'

Good Morning bloggers. I hope you're having a lovely weekend. We are having a relatively quiet one here.except for baking for my son and his family who are moving house this weekend . So we are feeding the troops!!

It's time for a new challenge at CD Sunday, #6 'Anything Goes using a CD'.

 Thank you for some fab entries last time. Margaret hosted it, so I'm sure she's scratching her head at the moment selecting her Top Three from such a great selection. Jocelyn is hosting #6 and as usual it's 'Anything Goes using a CD'

Here is my inspiration for you.


I used a lovely CD by Polly Anna Pickering ' Woodland Birds'. I have used this image before using it for a postcard only when I lived in Cyprus.. As there is more than one image on the printed sheet I had some left over. I added it to peach coloured card stock A4 folded landscape.. The 'Just a Note' die cut is from Joanne Sheen and the 'Feather' was a magazine freebie eons ago. I lightly smeared some yellow mustard ink over the feather. Punched out dots/small circles....waste from a single hole punch......were added to the top right and bottom left corner.

I hope you will join us for this challenge. Our main rule is that you use an element from a craft CD, however small, and tell us which CD you've used.

I look forward to visiting your blogs and if you visit me and leave a message....Thank You....your comments are always read and appreciated.

Have a great, crafty week and enjoy!

Sunday, 3 March 2019

Unstampabelles

Wow!! The beginning of a new month for the challenge at UNstampabelles. Where is the year going?
We had lots and lots of fabulous entries to start 2019 off with a bang........42 at the last count. So a mammoth task ahead to choose winners.

This time we are asking that you create something for 'Men and Boys'. The optional  Twist is to add a peg or a staple to your creation.

Here is my inspiration fro you.




I have made a Birthday card for a young man who is Four years old. I used yellow card stoc for teh main card. The background was designer paper from a Making Cards magazine. The added elements to create the scene were also from the magazine. These were mounted on to card stock for strength. The Grandson tag was handmade with a peel off added. I had bought a box of tiny pegs with hearts and numbers on them eons ago. I added one to the top corner to complete the card.

I hope you'll join us. There is always a prize on offer too for the random choice winner. Don't forget NO STAMPS please we are UNstampabelles.

Have a lovely week and stay cool if you are 'Down Under'. Think those heatwaves are going to be very, very hot so stay safe!!

#5 at CD Sunday

Good Morning everyone . Can you believe it's March already. What a lovely month February was! The weather here this Winter has made me very pleased that I no longer live in Cyprus. They have had the wettest Winter on record and it's still raining, with the dams likely to overflow this weekend.

Over at CD Sunday it's time for a new challenge. The last challenge was hosted by yours truly. Thank you all for taking part. There were lots of delightful entries so I am going to have the lovely task of choosing my Top Three ready to posted next Sunday. This time Margaret is hosting the challenge and once again it's 'Anything Goes using a CD'.

Here is my inspiration for you.


I started with a square card from a pack I bought at the Crafters Companion store in Newton Aycliffe when I visited it early last year. The yellow matt was embossed using a free embossing folder I got in a magazine....sorry not sure which one it was. The oval gold frame was a RAK sent from a crafting friend so I'm not sure which die was used.

The central image is from a Joanne Sheen CD 'Holly Hill Pond'....a fave of mine. It's such a cute image and I've used it many times before to make my Easter Cards. This one is for two lovely people in Cyprus. The little tag was from a Hunky Dory pack.

I hope you'll be inspired to join us at CD Sunday. Don't forget you must use a CD and tell us which one you've used. The element from the CD can be anything. large or small, e.g. the main image, background, tag, greeting etc. For those of you who don't have a blog we have a facebook page where you can upload your creations in the comments section.

So off you go and create anything, doesn't have to be a card, as long as you use a CD.

Sunday, 17 February 2019

#4 'Anything Goes using a CD'

Good Morning. It's Sunday again and time for our next challenge at CD Sunday and it' my turn to host the challenge. As usual it's 'Anything Goes' as long as you use a CD to help you to create your project. Meg was our host last time and she's some fab creations from which to choose her Top Three. I don't envy your task Meg! Thank you to everyone who joined in the challenge.

It's my turn to host the challenge this time and  my inspiration for you is a card I was commissioned to make for a lady in Cyprus. She was one of my customers when I lived there and she contacted me here in the UK to ask if I could make a special card for her Grandson who is crazy about Dinosaurs.

This what I created using the CD 'Greeting Card Factory Deluxe'


 It's a 'Pop and Twist' card. If you search YouTube you can find lots of tutorials. I had great fun finding the Dinosaur images. This is the front of the closed card.


My brief was to find the some really scary ones!! Not sure if I quite did that but the customer was pleased so that's all you can ask for. The greeting and name were computor generated.

I hope you'll dust off those CDs and create something for this challenge. Remember it doesn't matter  which part of your creation you have used a CD for.......it could even be just the Greeting/Sentiment or a piece of background paper. A long as you have made use of a CD somewhere and you tell us which one you've used.

Thank you to all those who visit and comment. Your comments are always read and appreciated.

Have fun!!

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!!