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Sunday, 21 September 2014

Final inspiration for "Lets be Funny"

It's the final inspiration for this months challenge at Unstampabelles. Susan is asking you to be Funny. Now we all need a bit of Fun in our lives so get hunting for those jokes and puns that make you laugh out loud. Susan and her lovely hubby the Woodman are sponsors this month and she is donating a fab prize. Take a look......

It's a Spellbinders Bracket and Border die. How lucky would you be to win that. All you have to do is use a fun image that isn't a stamp or a digi and the twist is to Frame It! Easy peasy!! To help you, you could always google puns and find something there. Here's my inspiration for you.

 
This image already had a frame around it and I just added it to a square card I made using card stock from Lidls. I am sure some of you will appreciate the pun!!
Off you go to Unstampabelles....link in side bar....and 'Be Funny' and have Fun!!

Male Birthday Card

Good morning from sunny Cyprus. There were some fab entries for 'Happily Ever After', which was last fortnights challenge at CD Sunday. I think Caz will have problems choosing a winner. On to this fortnight's theme which is a Male Birthday card, chosen by Wendy. I decided to make a card for a young man who is soon to be the grand old age of 7.


The basic card is cream hammered card stock. The CD I used for the background paper was from  Crafters Companion Halcyon Days. I used it on one half of  the card and wrapped it around the back.  The two decoupage toppers are from a pack of mini decoupage sheets by Le Suh. Again these have been in my stash for eons. I mounted them on to orange card stock. You can see on the bottom one that there's a small tag shape which I outlined with a peel off border. Why? Well I thought it would highlight it and I could add the young man's name here. I added letters from an alphabet sheet for Happy Birthday and four tiny green brads to the c
orners to finish. The decoupage images are very small and fiddly so you need a lot of crafty patience.

So why not pop over to CD Sunday and see what the rest of the team have made to inspire you. Remember to use something from a CD but it doesn't have to an image it could be just the background paper like I have done on this card. Have fun looking and joining in!!

Challenges : myshericrafts.........#142 Birthday Celebrations
                     audsentimentschallenge.......For the man in your life #115
                     allwayssomethingcreative.......Children
                     toptiptuesday......Kids
                     wedodoobadoo.......15-something-masculine

Saturday, 20 September 2014

After the fire.

This is a piccie of the aftermath of the fire we had here last weekend.
 
 
 
The whole hillside was ablaze. We live on top of the hill. You can just see over house on the top. It was very scary. It was also on the hill at the other side of the house as well. We were surrounded by pockets of fire at times. So glad no one was hurt and no property damaged. Life in Paradise eh!!

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

'Gift Card/Money Holder'

Good Morning to you all from my lovely Cyprus which wasn't too lovely at the weekend. We had a huge fire near my home which was very scary. Fortunately they are fantastic at dealing with fires here and 4 fire trucks, two water born helicopters and two spotter planes later they got it under control. I don't want to through that again. I feel as though I'm still eating/tasting smoke!! Not nice.

Now back to the business of telling you about the fab challenge we have for you over at Crafting with Dragonflies. Hilde challenged the team to make some gift card holders. The lovely sponsors this time are Bugaboo Stamps.
 
Prize : 7digis of the winners choice

 As many of you will know here in Cyprus and Greece at Weddings they pin money to the bride instead of buying gifts. Some guest, like ourselves, usually take money along in an envelope with a card. So with this in mind I decided to go for a simple wallet type holder that I could put some Euros in at the next wedding I attend.


The card/wallet is a piece of A5 card scored at 4cm and 13cm. Folded and the sides adhered ......wallet made. Now it's time to play. I die cut a fancy edging on the Cuttle Bug and placed it along the opening. The fastener was made using a square die, cut from mirri silver card. I placed a digi stamp from Bugaboo on top. You may recognise this from my Tissue Box holder. It's the same digi stamp resized and recoloured. I added two heart peel offs and 'For You' . This could be used for any occasion where you want to gift some money. It's also a suitable size for a gift card.

This is simple, so you should have no problems taking part. Do visit the Crafting with Dragonflies challenge blog and see the fab designs the rest of my teamies have created. Don't forget to visit our generous sponsors too. Have fun..... I did!!

Sunday, 7 September 2014

'Happily Ever After"

Good Sunday Morning to you all. It's Sunday and time for another challenge over at CD Sunday. Sue will be looking through the fab 'Get Well' entries from the last challenge and will let you know her top three later this week. Think it'll be a difficult one for her as there were some lovely 'Get Well' cards created.

This time it's Caz's turn to choose the theme and it's 'Happily Ever After'. Thoughts immediately go to Weddings but it could be an Anniversary.

This is my inspiration for you.

I used A4 cream card stock folded to make an A5 card. For the image I went to trusty Ooh La La 'Everyday Occasions' CD. There's something for everything on this CD and I knew it wouldn't let me down. I mounted the image on gold card stock at an angle and highlight the framed image with gold border peel offs and added tiny hearts to the corners.

The sentiment 'The happy couple' has been in my stash for eons. Not sure who made it but it was a pack of Wedding toppers I bought when I first began crafting.....so very very old. Just shows you keep something long enough and one day 'Voila' you need it. It's lovely as it's premade with three layers and the sentiment is on vellum with a gold ribbon to finish. If you look closely you can see the pink hearts on the tag match the pink heart on the image.....cute eh! I love the sentiment on the topper too "There is a time and a purpose For everything under Heaven"

 I added gold ribbon tied in a knot bow down the side and a strip of gold sentiment ribbon 'True Love' on the opposite side. Finally a die cut gold heart to the top corner to finish off.

This card could be for a Wedding or a Golden Wedding if I just add a 50 to it somewhere I'm sure.

So there you have my inspiration piece for 'Happily Ever After' at CD Sunday. Don't forget to pop over and see what the team have created......there's some goodies I can tell you. If you've been inspired dust the cobwebs off those CD's and join us.....always a great prize to be won. Have fun!!

Challenges: onestitchatatimechallenge........,..#219 Anything goes with a die (heart)
eclecticellapu........Hearts
creativecornerchallenges.........Cutsie Animals
thepapershelter..........Hearts
bastel-traum........Animals

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Girly and Lacey

Good Morning bloggers. I hope you are all feeling well.

Last week the Dragonflies challenge may have been a bit unpopular as we ddn't get many entries. Hilde's challenge this time around will be a winner tho I'm sure. It's to make a card that is 'Girly and Lacy'......how cool is that?
We are sponsored by the fab digi stamp company 'All Dessed Up'.

                                                   Prize :2 digis of the  winners choice


We were given some pretty digis to work with. I chose this delightful image from 'All Dressed Up'.

I coloured the image using my graphics programme on the PC. Then mounted it on a lacey doiley. The image is framed with a narrow silver peel off border and fancy peel off bows on each corner.
The lacey ribbon across the bottom is from my stash. I think one of my crafters kindly gave  me some  eons ago. I added double ribbon of cream with pearls attached. This was from Lidls.....which we currently here in Paphos are relying on more and more for crafting goodies. The crochetted flower was a swap from an online buddy last Christmas and it matches the colour of the ribbon perfectly.
The main card was also in a pack of card stock that I got from Lidls.

I've really enjoyed making this very girly card and I'm sure one of my Grand daughters will love this.

I hope you find a moment to pop over to Crafting with Dragonflies this week and check out the other pretty creations my teamies have made. Don't forget to check out our sponsors too. 'All Dressed Up' are giving 2 digis of the winners choice as a prize.

Have fun being 'Girly and Lacey' with the Dragonflies!!

Challenges: hobbybookdesignerchallenge.......Girly
eclecticellapu.......ladies birthday
hobbycutzchallenges 63.........ribbons-pearls.
fabnfunkychallenges-227..........tic-tac-toe.(I chose Lace Doily Pearls)
digisketchchallenge...........It's a girl thing
abc-challenge.......Si is for Shabby Chic
liastampz...........Feminine/Girly
craftybootschallenges..........sweet-16.

Sunday, 31 August 2014

"Be Funny" with Unstampabelles.

Well it's still hot and sticky here in Cyprus but then we are in the hottest month of the year. But here comes September and the days will be getting cooler but not too cool I hear my visitors say. My son arrives this week so he's looking forward to lots of sunshine and lazy days by and in the pool. I'm looking forward to my hugs!!

Anyway on to this months card at Unstampabelles. Susan challenged us to "Be Funny" and the twist is to frame it. I found a cute, fun image for a Christmas card.


Yep!! They've lost Santa!! That reindeer looks like he couldn't care less but the penguin is pacing about like a pregnant father!!

The card was readymade silver card with an oblong aperture. This was so crying out to me to make a frame for it. I placed navy blue card stock behind and placed the scene centrally on it. Then I decoupaged the reindeer and penguin and put them outside of the frame.
I put silver stars down both sides to emphasise the frame. Then cut two strips of the same card to place at each side of the whole thing. This was edged with silver peel off wavy lines.

So  this is a cute, fun card ready for the Christmas box which is slowly get bigger! I hope you've been inspired and tempted to take a peek at Unstampabelles.....link in the side bar.The challenge is to make a funny card and the twist is Frame It!! Also you mustn't use stamps of any description on your entry. It is UNstampabelles after all.

 This month Susan and her hubby The Woodman, are donating a prize to the winner.
Take a look. A Spellbinders Bracket Border die. Now who wouldn't love to win this.....sooooooo generous. Thank you x


Don't forget to visit my teamies too, as they have created some really funny cards.

Challenges: allsortschallenge........Early Christmas Make
52cct.........Pick a sketch from previous challenge (Sketch#7 July 2012)
......................I moved the vertical lines out to the side of the oblong frame...........