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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 card....as 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 rule.....no 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!!





Saturday, 7 July 2018

Just a note......

.....for all my followers and friends. My blog won't be updated for a wee while as I am having a few problems with my home. I'll be back as soon as possible. Happy crafting everyone and take care of each other.
 
 
 
 
I'll leave you with this lovely sunset from Paphos beach looking out over the Mediteranean Sea.
 
Wynn xx

Sunday, 1 July 2018

'Fancy Frame or Border'

It's a new month and time for a new challenge at Unstampabelles. This time we are looking for a Fancy Frame or Border. The twist is 'How Edgy!' As usual there's a yummy prize on offer courtesy of our lovely leader Susan.
 
 
Now who wouldn't like to win this amazing prize. It's a set of dies and an embossing folder plus a Craft Magazine!! Wow!!
 
 
                                                         Here is my inspiration for you.
 


You may remember I made a similar card a while ago when I was playing around for a multi media challenge with the Belles. I found a piece of left over card from then which I had inked and spritzed then didn't use. So I embossed it and made it the star of the show. A friend had lent me a selection of border dies so I played with these and framed the embossed card with cream. I added it to some leafy Green card stock from a Lidls pack. Then cut out the Happy Birthday sentiment die in the matching cream card. Finally I added some liquid pearl dots randomly over the embossed card and around the frame.

I hope you'll be inspired to join us. For more inspiration go to the Unstampabelles challenge blog (link in sidebar) to see what the rest of the design have created. There are some very 'edgy' frames!

Don't forget this UNstampabelles, no so stamps please, including digis!. This is a challenge for anything crafty so it doesn't have to be a greeting card.

Have Fun!!

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.

Enjoy!!