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Monday, 16 January 2017

#220 'For Man or Boy'

It's time for another challenge at Ooh La La. This time Jane has chosen 'For Man or Boy' . So another Male card challenge for you....seems to be a few challenges around with this theme at the moment.
Here is my inspiration for you.


I have used the 'Shawn Jenkins Collection' CD from Ooh La La for this landscape card. The image is taken from the quick card section and I printed off some matching background paper and added it to some white card stock. The ribbon strip down the side and the greeting are also from OLL cds.
For more inspiration pop over to OLL challenge  (link in sidebar) and see what the rest of the design team have created.

There's always a prize on offer for this challenge.....2 digi downloads from the  ooh-la-la-creations shop. There are some freebies on this site too so worth a visit.

Have fun and I look forward to visiting you soon.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

'Make it Male'

Time for a new challenge at CD Sunday and this time it has ben chosen by our lovely Carol. We had lots of entries last time for Pauline's 'Something New'.... I think you liked that one! The Top Three for the  challenge 'T'was the Night Before Christmas' is also on the challenge blog so click on the link in the sidebar and see if you're a winner!!

This is my inspiration for you for this challenge.


The image and background paper and sentiment are all from the CD ' The Wrinklies' by La Pashe. There's some fun images on this CD and I was spoilt for choice.

A very easy card to make. I printed off the decoupage sheet which included the background paper and sentiment. I used white card stock to make a basic square card.  I decided not to decoupage the image then it would be flat for posting. Finally adding a peel off greeting. Eh voila!!

I hope you'll be inspired to join in the challenge. Male cards are always a real challenge for me but lately I seem to have been making many.....lots of 70th birthdays amongst our expat male friends recently.

Have fun!!!

Monday, 2 January 2017

Ooh La La it's 'Feminine'

Good Morning crafters. Can you believe it's 2017 already!!! Where did last year go!!

Starting off our challenges at Ooh La La for 2017 is our lovely teamie Debbie. She has chosen a theme that we all love 'Feminine'. So here's your chance to show us all those girly cards that you love to create.

My inspiration for you comes from the Ooh La La CD 'Fleur D'Imagination'.


I printed off the image from the 'Quick Cards' section. This gave me a start for the layout. I folded some white A4 card stock landscape orientation and covered it with the weaved sunflower background paper. I then added the image/layout to the centre. I looked for a sunflower in my stash.....which I know I have somewhere!!! But it's always the same you can never put your hands on something when you need it. So I improvised with a padded yellow silk star and added a paper yellow rose on top. I think it worked. The colour is correct anyway!! I have left it blank at the moment and will add a sentiment when I decide what occasion I will use it for.

For more inspiration please pop over to Ooh La La  (link in side bar) and if you would like to purchase any of the CDs here is the link to the Ooh La La online shop ooh-la-la-creations You will find all the CDs on there plus some freebies that Wendi and Emma have kindly chosen for you to enjoy.

Have fun crafting those 'Feminine' cards and I look forward to visiting you very soon.

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Happy New Year!!

Good Morning everyone. I hope you are all enjoying the Festive Season and had a lovely Christmas and celebrated the coming of 2017 in style!!!

It's been a wet Christmas and New Year here in Cyprus. I can honestly say in 15 years this is the wettest and coldest Christmas we have had. Brrrrr!!!! I don't do cold!!

We have had a great time in spite of the weather and I am fully charged up ready to craft again.

At CD Sunday Pauline has appropriately chosen as the theme to start off the year as ' Something New'. So plenty of scope for all things 'New' such as babies, homes etc. I went for something new that I'd not used before from my stash of craft CDs.

Here is my inspiration for you.



The CD is from Crafters Companion, the 'Bebunni Love Collection'. I printed the card from the section' Shaped Cards'. After fussy cutting around the cute bunny it was almost completed. I found a 'LOVE' sentiment in my stash of odd bits and Voila!!. How simple was this to make!! I may add a bit of bling to the heart on reflection but for a simple make I think it looks effective as it is. I'll add this to my Valentines stock for the shop. So I'm off to a great start for the year!!

I hope I've inspired you and I'm sure you'll have many 'New' ideas of your own. For further inspiration pop over to CD Sunday (link in sidebar) to se what the rest of the team have been creating.

Have fun and I look for ward to visiting you soon and seeing what you got up to over the Festive Season.

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Final week at Unstampabelles.

Final week at Unstampabelles and final week of 2016!!! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends.

This is a quick post. I'm scheduling it as I am away for Christmas at the other end of the island.

This is my 'Flickering Lights' inspiration for you.


I started with gold mirri card for the background layer. The image is a kit (can't remember the designer sorry) A friend kindly sent it to me eons ago. It was too beautiful too use lol!! Crafters will know what I mean. However I finally took the plunge and used it to create a Christmas card for my Grand Daughter. The 'fairy' image is decoupaged. I added sequins to the tree to add sparkle. Also a wooden star top right corner to finish. The sentiment was part of the kit too.

There is still time to enter this challenge. Maybe start making a very early Christmas card to share with us!!

The prize is a voucher valued at $20 Australian for a craft shop of your choice.

I hope 2017 will be a Peaceful and Healthy year for you and your family. I look forward to visiting you all soon. Happy New Year everyone!!!!

Monday, 19 December 2016

Midway at Unstampabelles

 The year is nearly over and we are midway through our challenge at Unstampabelles. Susan has asked us to showcase our creations that include a 'Flickering Light' This can be a candle holder, card anything really as long as you don't use stamps.

This is my inspiration for you. I was commissioned to make this card for a customer to send to her Uncle in Denmark. So I went for a red and white theme, the national colours of Denmark.


My followers will know that I like unusual folds and this is another. The main card is white card stock folded so that the centre pops out. I embossed it with the 'tied together' embossing folder. I found the lantern image in my stash and die cut it with a scalloped oval die. This was placed on a matt of plain white card which I lifted up with 3D tape. The red stripes on the side panels are red ribbon with sparkly snowflakes. I added some wooden red snowflakes to the ribbon and finished the card with red gems added to the corners of the centre panel.

I also added the same ribbon to the side back panels and placed a sentiment in the centre. The sentiment is from a CD but I can't remember which one sorry....smacked hands!! So we have a flickering light on the front and back of this card!!

I hope I've inspired you to pop over to Unstampabelles. Link in sidebar. As usual there's a prize on offer from Susan. This time it's a ......

.........$20 (Australian|) gift voucher from a  craft shop of your choice.......
How generous is that!!!
 
Have a great week and keep cool if you're in sunnier climes and wrap up warm if you're shivering in the Northern Hemisphere!!! I'm in the middle and I'm wrapped up warm!!

Sunday, 11 December 2016

'Twas the Night before Christmas' at CD Sunday

Sorry this is late I thought I'd scheduled this but it was still in draft duh! Think this Christmas melarky is getting to me this year!!

This is our final challenge of the year at CD Sunday and appropriately Jocelyn has chosen ' 'Twas the Night before Christmas'. The 'Sparkle and Shine' results are up on the blog now. These were chosen by me and I had some great entries to chose from....clever crafters.

For your inspiration this time I chose to play with a new CD to me Raymond Briggs ' Father Christmas ' from Crafter Companion.


I began with A4 white card stock and ran the front through a large dotty embossing folder. I printed off the Father Christmas image and off set it over some midnight blue card stock. The little verse is also from the CD .
 
'The stockings
are hung by
the chimney
with care. In
hopes that
St. Nick
would soon
be there.'
 
The greeting is also from the CD. I hung some string and pegged mini stockings across one corner. Finally I added stars to the midnight blue card. Eh Voila!
 
I would like to wish all our followers a very Merry Christmas and a Peaceful Healthy 2017.
 
Have fun!!