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Monday, 17 July 2017

'Landscapes'

Another challenge begins today at Ooh La La. The theme is 'Landscapes' chosen by Lynn.
Here is my inspiration for you.

 
The Ooh La La CD I used is an old one, 'Watercolour Memories'. There are some wonderful landscape images on this CD and most look like handpainted pastel paintings.....very naturalistic.
 
The background paper and image are both from the CD. The greeting is a die cut from white card stock. The die is a retro 'Happy Birthday' from Joanne Sheen.
 
For more inspiration pop over to OLL challenges (link in sidebar). The Top Three will be chosen in two weeks time by Lynn and the prize is two digis from OLL.
 
Hope you have lots of lovely things planned for this week. Enjoy!!

Sunday, 16 July 2017

'Everyday is Special.

A great challenge is currently available at Unstampabelles. Susan would like to see creations that celebrate any event as all days are special. The twist is to use a lot of colour. There's a great prize on offer as usual.


Here is my inspiration for you.
 
 
                                                   Celebrating Girl Power every day!!

A simple card using white card stock, a matt of cerise pink and a very dramatic colourful image from my picture stash!!

I hope you'll be joining us this month. We've had some great entries so far but we are only midway through the month so plenty of time to get those creative juices flowing!!

Have a great week and have fun creating!!

'Celebration'

Good morning from a scorching hot Cyprus!!! We are still having a heatwave and it's still unbearably  sticky,wet and humid on the coast, especially in the evenings. Thank goodness we live higher up in the hills.

This fortnight at CD Sunday we have another challenge for you, 'Celebration', chosen by Jocelyn. Last time it was 'Up the Garden Path' and not many entries. It's always harder to choose a winner when there are fewer entries but someone will be very lucky and receive a great prize for winning. No idea why we had so few entries.....maybe you are all on holiday or watching the tennis!!

Here is my inspiration for you this time.

 Time to celebrate a wedding. June is traditionally the month for weddings so I expect we'll see a few more entries this time. You could however be Celebrating any occasion.....birthdays, new baby, new home, new job, retirement, graduation....lots of ideas come to mind so plenty of scope to inspire you.

I used the CD 'Victorian Weddings' by Debbie Moore for my card. I began with a pre cut shaped card which I embossed with a Jacobean patterned embossing folder. Printed off the image and sentiment and adhered them to the card front. I added gems to the corners and pearls on the sentiment.

I hope you'll be inspired to join us this time. Remember you must use a CD to be in with a chance of a prize and tell us in your post where the CD is from. Non CD entries will be acceptable but you will only be chosen to receive a prize if you've used a CD.

I hope you are having a lovely weekend. Have fun!

Saturday, 15 July 2017

'Vintage / Shabby Chic'

There's a new challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies this fortnight. It's Vintage/Shabby Chic. So lots of scope to make those yummy cards!!

Here is my inspiration for you.

 
                                        This a pop and twist card made to order for a friend.
                                            I used a variety of papers and images for this.
 
 
(Warning photo alert!!)
 

 
reverse of card.
 
 
Verse is computer generated ....adapted from CD Greeting Card Factory.
 
I hope you've been inspired to join us. For more yummy cards visit Crafting with Dragonflies (link in sidebar)
 
Friendly rule reminder: This is a fun challenge and only one entry per person allowed please.
 
Have a wonderful weekend whatever you are doing!



Friday, 7 July 2017

' Up the garden path'

Good morning crafters. Sorry I've been absent but life gets in way of crafting at times. I'm now on a major blog catch up!

This is the latest challenge at CD Sunday 'Up the garden path'. I have used a CD from Joanne Sheen and the artwork of Janet Kruskamp for my inspiration for you.


The card began life as a piece of A4 white card stock. The background is actually the insert from the CD. I placed the image centrally and added a greeting from the CD and a die cut to one side. There were some smaller images on the same sheet so I created a gift tag too.

I hope you'll be inspired to join us at CD Sunday. There are the usual rules plus the important one to use a CD and give credit to the CD.

Off now to do more catching up and trying to keep cool in this hot, hot, hot, heatwave !! Phewwwwww!

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Final week at Unstampabelles

We are on the final count down for the month of June at Unstampabelles. Not too many entries so if you want to be in the draw for a prize get your mojo working and enter for a lovely goody bag of crafty stuff!

The Prize
 



The Challenge
 
Create a card for a male. The optional twist is to add an animal without using stamps digi or otherwise!
 
 
Here is my inspiration for you.
 
 
 
I started with a square card using white card stock. Then added red card for the background. The red checked matt was then added. I found the image in my Pictures album on my CD....not sure where it was from. I just loved the cute doggy image. I added it to a red matt plus a ribbon strip of red down the side to balance. I then placed peel off letters for the name and sentiment. I punched out a circle in red and added the number peel offs to this. Peel off circles were finally added to the corners of the red  matt.
 
I hope I've inspired you to join us at Unstampabelles (link in sidebar). For a chance of winning the goody bag don't forget NO STAMPS....we are UN stampabelles.
 
Have a great week and I look forward to visiting you soon.
 




Monday, 19 June 2017

'Summertime'

Another challenge for you at Ooh La La and another Summery one. This time it's 'Summertime'. So it could be anywhere from the beach to the countryside whatever makes you think of  'Summertime'.

Here is my inspiration for you.



This is a lovely image from the artwork of Paula Oakley. You'll find a beautiful range of images on this CD. The artwork is stunning!

I wanted to go for a 'postcard' feel to my card and have therefore used a simple layout with the two adorable  beach donkeys and the little stamp image of them too. I added a birthday greeting and couldn't resist finishing it off by adding some grey flat backed pearls. 

I hope I have inspired you and I look forward to seeing your interpretation of 'Summertime'.

Have a lovely week and I just to say thank you for all your supportive comments. I appreciate and read all of them. If you are not already one of my followers and you like what you see please click to follow me!!

Have fun!!