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Monday, 12 October 2015

#191 OLL ' Pretty in Pink'

Good Morning to you from a much cooler Cyprus and guess what we even had some rain this week!!!That's enough about the weather lets talk crafty matters.

 It's my turn to choose the theme this time AT Ooh La La challenges and as I'm a Pink Lady.....I just love everything Pink.....I decided upon ''Pretty in Pink''. So a lovely girly theme for you this time. Our theme last time was chosen by Janice and she asked you to Get Krafty. We had lots of fab entries and that didn't make Janice's job easy when choosing a winner. To see if you made the top spot click on the Ooh La La challenge blog ( link in the sidebar) and find out if it's you!!!

To inspire you this time I went to the wonderful Ooh La La CD 'Say it with words'. This is a great CD and the inspiring words are so apt for numerous occasions.

Everything I have used on this card is printed directly from the CD. How cool is this!!

I hope you have fun creating and I look forward to visiting you to give you some love. Now take a look at what the rest of the team have made to inspire you. Simply stunning!!

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Dragonflies are Recycling

Over at Crafting with Dragonflies it's CG's turn to choose the challenge. She would like you to create a card using something that normally wouldn't be used in crafting.

I thought I'd show an idea that I may have shared with you before.....not sure. Forgive me if I have but I thought it was such a simple but effective idea that it was worth showing to you again.

 I had been given some paint colour strips that you get in DIY stores. One of my crafters had gone a bit crazy and collected dozens of them !!! You know what crafters are like if they see something that might be useful. She didn't have any use for so many so she gave some to me. One of her ideas had been to use them on cards.and she showed us what she had done. The strips of paint colour samples were used as toppers and she then punched out flowers in co-ordinating colours. Here is my take on her idea.

Paint colour samples fro DIY store.

I started with piece of pink card stock and made a DL card. I trimmed one of the 'strips'  to fit on to a piece of deep plum card stock and rounded the corners of both with a corner punch. Then I punched out small flowers from each colour strip. You will need two 'strips' if you want to create the same card. Mine were matching but you could co ordinate the colours. These were placed in each section and I reversed the colours so the lighter one was placed on top and darkest at the bottom thus creating a contrast of mono tones. I added gems to the centre of the flowers and a bow and greeting banner to finish.
This one was done by fellow crafter who's idea it was originally.....thank you Christine.
Similar idea but using a daisy punch and placing the flowers off centre on each section. She has found more ideas recently in a craft magazine so we'll be playing with those ideas at a later this space.
So thanks to CG for choosing this challenge and making me revisit this idea. The design team have been creative too with their recycling so click the link for Crafting with Dragonflies in the sidebar and it'll take you direct to the challenge blog. Some fab creations from the team.  Now it's your turn to put your recycling hat on and get creative. Have fun and I look forward to visiting your blogs to see what you've come up with it.
Have a lovely weekend crafters.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Unstampabelles October challenge.

It's a new month and a new challenge over at Unstampabelles. I think you loved the Boyz theme last month. There were lots of great male themed cards....thank you for sharing them with us.We are busy choosing our winner and  DT choice which Susan will announce on 12th. So don't forget to pop back could be yooooouuuuu!!

This month the theme is 'Sunrise or Sunset' and the twist is to add lots of Gold to your creations.

This is the prize that Susan has kindly donated for you.

It's a fabulous Sunburst embossing folder. I think you'll agree that this is well worth winning. Good Luck!

For my card I found an unusual Sunset. I thought the colours were wonderful and couldn't resist it. It's been in my stash for eons so it was time to use it I thought. The image came with the window frame. I'm not sure where it's from but someone may know. If you do let me know so that I can give credit to the artist. The colours are truly amazing!!

I picked out the colour purple from the top of the sky to match up. This was a piece of A4 folded in half to make an A5 card. Then remembering the twist was Gold Gold Gold I put a strip of bright yellow card stock across the centre. I know it's not Gold but it's sunshine yellow so I think that counts too lol!! I placed the image centrally and then the window frame was added using 3D pads. To balance I placed another strip of designer paper across the bottom......this has flecks of colour in it. Not sure what you call this paper but it's very flimsy. I found a greeting in  my stash which matched the sunshine yellow of teh card stock and added two purple flower gems. Then raided my peel off stash for gold corners for the frame and borders which I added to the frame and across the top, middle and bottom just to glitter it up a bit and Voila......finished!!

I hope you've been inspired. There's more inspiration for you over at Unstampabelles (link in sidebar). My teamies are very creative as you will see. 
Well that's all for now folks. I look forward to you comments,which are always appreciated. Have a good week crafting and most of all have fun!!

"Bloomin Marvellous"

Good Morning peeps. Well it's a wee bit cooler here in Cyprus.....well cooler in comparison to the mad hot Summer.
 Over at CD Sunday there's another challenge waiting for you. It was my turn to choose the theme last time and what happened!!! Some fab entries for 'Pearls and Lace' but a bit sparse. Thought you'd like a girly card but I got it wrong.....smacked hands for Wynn lol!!

This time it's Jocelyn's turn to choose the theme and she says' Bloomin Marvellous!!'. Well that means all those fab flower CDs that I know you have hiding away in your craft room. So dust them off and start creating please. Lets have a Bloomin good show this week lol!!

This the CD I chose to make my inspirational make for you. I used a Debbi Moore CD Shabby Chic Vintage Rose. One section of the CD gives you templates for giftware so that made this an easy make.

I simply printed it off, scored, folded and adhered it with hi tac tape and Voila!!!.....finished. The matching gift tag was also on the CD. The top of the bag folded over and I covered a clothes pin with some of the same paper as the bag to make a fastener for the bag. I usually punch holes in the top and thread ribbon through for a fastener but somehow I felt this worked better and it avoids getting the 'holes' out of alignment.

So an easy make this week. To see what the rest of the team and our lovely guest designers have created to inspire you grab a cuppa and pop over to CD Sunday challenge blog (link in sidebar).

I look forward to your comments. They are always very much appreciated and put a wee smile on my face. I hope you have a crafty week and have fun!!!

Monday, 28 September 2015

#190 'Let's Get Crafty'

We're ready for another challenge for at Ooh La La. We had some fab entries for the Ribbons and Bows challenge. I could tell you enjouyefd making those and Susan has had a a problem choosing her top three. To see if you're a winner pop over to the challenge blog ( link in sidebar)

This time Janice has challenged us to use Kraft card when creating our cards. I must say this threw me at first as I thought '' Mmm Kraft card? Don't think I have ever seen that here in Cyprus'' However when I was pointed in the right direction by Janice....thank you xx I realised it was really just brown card that you find in lots of packaging only now it's got one of those fancy names that manufacturers love!!

This is my creation for you.

I know a wee bit early for Christmas but really you can't be too early when you've got as many cards as me to make!!

I used the fab CD from Ooh La La Xmas Presence and printed off a sheet of toppers. There are several images on the same sheet so an opportunity to make more than one cards using the same cute image. The greeting is also from the same CD. I made a tag from the Kraft card stock and added the greeting and ribbon. I wanted to soften the card so I also added a white peel off border strip along the top edge.

So a cute card that I struggled to make but I was pleased with the result.

To see the rest of the teams inspiration for you pop over to Ooh La La challenges (link in side bar). There are some fab creations for you to drool over!!!

Have a great week and happy Krafting!!

Sunday, 27 September 2015

'Belles' Final Week

Whewww where did the month go! It is the final week for you to get those male cards entered in the Unstampabelles challenge. We've had some great entries so far and he was me thinking you didn't like making male cards. My inspiration for is a card I made for my football crazy Grandson.

The image was in My Pictures and I'm not sure where it came from. I googled his favourite team's badge. This was fussy then added to the top corner along with his name and birthday age.

The twist this time is to blog journal about what makes a great male card. As you can see I went with sports equipment which I think is always good for male cards if you know which sport they follow of course. Keep your card simple and don't add fussy bling or bows.

Susan has once more generously provided a fab prize of decoupage sheets and stickers.

To see more inspiration for those male cards check out what the rest of the team have created at Unstampabelles (link in sidebar) Don't forget rule is NO STAMPS digi or otherwise ....thank you x x

Have a great week and I look forward to reading all your comments and visiting your blogs.

Saturday, 26 September 2015

'Anything Goes ' with Dragonflies

Good Morning crafters and bloggers. It's time for another card challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies. Last time Susan chose a Magical theme.....we had lots of fairies!! Susan now has the difficult task of choosing her top won't be easy!!

This time Hilde has chosen 'Anything Goes'. Now I know this is always popular with you  so we are expecting lots of yummy entries. I can't wait to visit you all and see what you come up with. Don't forget although it's 'Anything Goes' it has to be a card. So easy peasy for you this time.

This is my inspiration for. It's a shaped teapot card that I got from CUP. I made for my MIL 's birthday.

This was an easy card to make as all the elements are easily printed off from CUP. The flowers are decoupaged and the tags come in a variety of sentiments. I just added a narrow green ribbon to the top of the tag and adhered it with a glue dot. Voila!!

I hope you have fun with this challenge. I look forward to visiting you. Pop over to 'Crafting with Dragonflies' (link in sidebar) and see what the rest of the Dragonflies have made to inspire you.

Have a crafty weekend!!