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Sunday, 7 February 2016

'Add a Button'

So sorry I'm late with this post. Been a wee bit poorly and I forgot to schedule. I'm back on track now so here we go.

First of all I must thank you all for entering the 'Wildflowers' challenge chosen by yours truly. I really enjoyed visiting your blogs but trying to decide on a winner was very difficult!! I did choose tho, eventually, and if you click on the CD Sunday link in the sidebar you will see if it was you!!

This time at CD Sunday Sue asked us to add a button or buttons to our creations. I really enjoyed this project and had great fun looking through my stash to create this one.

Here is my inspiration for you.



Now those who know me in the crafting world are aware that I love a new fold to challenge me!!! This is one of those. It's a tri fold easel card. I've not made one of these before but it was quite easy. Just the usual tri fold card with an easel card added to the centre panel.
The CD used was from Grandmas Button Box by Katy Sue designs. Everything on the card is from the CD except for the pink button in the button jar of course!!

 I love the sentiment.
'Like button jars
life always has just
what you need if you
look hard enough'
 
This is so true I think.
 
This is the card folded flat for posting. You can see I added a greeting to the back of the easel part and left a space to write a message...
 
I also added two buttons as faux closures.
 
I'm sure , like me, you're going to enjoy this one. I look forward to visiting you soon. Don't forget to use a CD when you create your entry and tell us which CD you used please.
HAVE FUN!!


Saturday, 6 February 2016

#50 'Anything Goes' with Dragonflies

It's a new month and a new year at Crafting with Dragonflies (link in sidebar). It's great to be back with this very friendly card challenge site. We have a new DT member too, Helen. So please click on her link in the challenge blog to give her some love. The rest of the team are Susan, CG and yours truly lead by the lovely Hilde. Yeh!! It's good to be back with the 'old' gang!!

We are starting off with the very popular challenge 'Anything Goes' and it's a card challenge as always. So any type of card will be great.....easy peasy eh!

This is my inspiration for you. It's a' Thank You' card. I make a lot of these in January as you always need to thank someone throughout the year. So it's great to have a supply to hand.


I decided to create a DL card for a change. This style of card, I think, gives you a bit more space inside to write your letter/message.

I had a great feather die which was free with a magazine (sadly I have now mislaid this die grrr . No doubt it will turn up it a strange place!!) I had a pack of lightweight card in a Christmas paper pack. I wasn't sure the colours were Christmassy enough so they didn't get used then. I used the teal green for the background and reddy brown for one of the feathers, from the pack. The main card is white card stock as is the other feather. The card candie in the corner is from waste peel offs!! As are the dots after the 'Thank You', which is also a peel off. I now have a 'Thank You' die so may be using that in the future......when I've used up the millions of peel offs that is!!

I hope you will pop over to 'Crafting with Dragonflies' (link in sidebar) and see what the rest of the team have created. Please give them some love to send them on their way to another successful year with the lovely Dragonflies.

I look forward to visiting you and seeing all your lovely creations. Have fun!!

Monday, 1 February 2016

#197 Love and Romance

It's time for another challenge at Ooh La La and as it's February and Valentine's Day is around the corner, what more appropriate challenge to have than 'Love and Romance' chosen by Pauline.
Last time the challenge was 'In the country' chosen by Janice. We had some great entries so pop over to OLL to see if you're a winner! (link in sidebar)

This is my 'Love and Romance' card for you.

 
I have used the CD 'Say it with words'. The DP, image, banner strip and greeting all come from this CD. there are some lovely images and inspirational words o0n this CD.. A real treat!!
 
I hope you have a great crafty week and I look forward to visiting your blogs.


Sunday, 31 January 2016

It's a new year at Unstampables!!

I can't believe that a month has passed by of 2016 and we are into February already!! It's time to begin the challenges at Unstampabelles after having a lovely break.

What could be more appropriate for the New Year than looking forward and also reflecting on times past. This is your challenge ' Looking Forward. Looking Backward' The twist is to add a window or a mirror.

Susan has once again been very generous with the prize on offer. This time it's two very useful dies.


                                                                  Aren't they great!!!


This is my inspiration for you.


I chose a 'Wedding'. A young couple looking forward to their new life together.

The card is square and I have added DP and an image from my stash. The bouquet is decoupaged. I also added pink pearls to the corners. Finally a greeting from my stash added at the bottom, 'To the Bride and Groom'.

You can see a church window behind the couple, so this is my added twist.

I hope you enjoy this challenge. There is lots of inspiration for you on the challenge blog (link in sidebar) So why not grab a cuppa and pop over to be inspired.

I look forward to seeing your creations and don't forget the rule NOT to use stamp or digis. This is UNstampabelles after all!! There's a yummy prize on offer too!!!

Have a crafty week and enjoy!!

Sunday, 24 January 2016

'Seasons' at CD Sunday

Good morning from a rainy Cyprus but not as wet as the UK ....yet!!!

Todays challenge at CD Sunday is 'Seasons' chosen by Jocelyn. I think this is a great challenge as it can cover the whole spectrum of 'Seasons' no matter which hemisphere you live in.

I know it's very hot in Oz and Tasmania at the moment. This brings the added problem of forest fires. So take care you folk who are suffering the blistering heat. Whilst  UK people are needing wellies and raincoats .....not to mention boats for those who have suffered from the dreadful floods!!! Take care out there folks whatever the weather.

I've gone with the rainy Season for my DT card. It's a very colourful image to cheer you on a rainy day. It's from the CD 'Forest Friends' Collection 1 by Cupcake Crafting.


The card was made using the Quick card section of the CD. This is great addition on a CD for those cards that are needed in a hurry. I printed it out and then added it to a premade lemon card from my stash. The sentiment is a peel off added to a blank tag. Finally a gold butterfly was added to give it a bit of sparkle!! And Voila!!

Thank you for all those lovely entries to our last challenge 'Wild Flowers'. I'm busy choosing my Top Three  but you'll have to wait til  the next challenge to find out if you're a winner of my wee gift. Meanwhile if you pop over to  CD Sunday now, the Top Three post for 'Ring in the New Year' has been chosen by Carol. So what are you waiting for ....grab a cuppa and visit CD Sunday (link in sidebar)

I look forward to visiting you and Have Fun!!!

Monday, 18 January 2016

#196 'In the Country'

This fortnight at Ooh La La Janice has chosen the theme 'In the Country' . So plenty of scope there to get your creative mojo going!!
I used the 'Carnival of Colour' CD to inspire me. I have made a gift bag and six notelets using the Yorkshire countryside images from this CD.

 
I had some yellow aperture cards in my stash from eons ago. The colour is not one I use regularly but I felt it matched the scenes perfectly and it was bright and cheery for these current gloomy Winter days. You can see I'm longing for a bit of yellow sunshine here!!


For the bag I used some card stock with birds on a blue background, which I got from Lidls a while ago. Then trimmed it, to match the cards, with yellow card stock. The design for the bag came from You Tube. There are many on there, just search as I no longer have the link, sorry. I decided not to add any words to the cards as I felt the recipient of the gift could use them for any occasion and adding a greeting would limit this. Not sure now whether they are too plain.

If you need more inspiration please pop over to Ooh La La (link in sidebar) to see what the rest of the team have created.....you won't be disappointed.  The results of the 'Girlie' challenge is there too. So off you go and see if you were in the Top Three.

Have a crafty week and keep warm on these chilly days!!

Sunday, 10 January 2016

'Wild Flowers' at CD Sunday

Good morning crafters. Well I'm blogging from a wet and miserable Cyprus. After such a mild December we find that Winter is slowly creeping in with days of constant rain with the odd sunny day thrown in to keep us happy....well me happy as I don't do cold!!

Last time at CD Sunday Carol asked us to 'Ring in the New Year'. We had some great designs sent in by you. What clever crafters we have entering our challenges.  She's very busy choosing her top three so don't forget to pop over to see if it's you.

It is my turn to choose the theme at CD Sunday this fortnight and I thought we could brighten up our days with some  'Wildflowers'  and I remember fondly our holiday in France earlier this year when we saw fields and fields of sunflowers and hollyhocks growing wild everywhere. A wonderful array of colour across the countryside. It really brought a smile to my face.


            Lots of colour brought to an old stone wall with wildflowers in a small village in France.

                                                             Here is my inspiration for you.

 
 
The main card is made into an easel card. I covered it with DP from Ooh La La. The image was also from 'Carnival of Colour' from Ooh La La. I placed a bow ribbon strip down the side and continued it on to the stopper base. This was also from the CD. With the left over ribbon strip I made a banner and added a Happy Birthday greeting from my stash. The stopper base was covered card in the same DP and raised up with 3D pads to give it height. Finally I added gems to the bow and on the ribbon strip.
 
For more fab designs please pop over to CD Sunday (link in sidebar)  and see what the rest of the design team have created for you to enjoy. You won't be disappointed. I will sending the winner of my choice a little prize of craft goodies.So something to look forward to in the post now that the Christmas cards have finally stopped arriving.