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Sunday, 15 April 2018

CD Sunday..... Sketch challenge .....theme 'Birthdays'

Good Morning and a very Happy Birthday to CD Sunday. It is our 8th Birthday. Also it is a special birthday for  our lovely leader Carol. ''Happy ???? Birthday Carol. I hope you have a lovely day and are thoroughly spoilt!!!'' There are special prizes on offer for this special Birthday challenge. Please pop over to CD Sunday (link in sidebar)to take a peep at the prize.
For this challenge Carol has chosen a Sketch for us to follow.
                                                Here is my interpretation of the sketch.

                                         Using the CD by  Debbie Moore 'Elegant Moments'

I started with white card stock folded landscape orientation. Then covered it with designer paper from the CD. I die cut a scalloped frame for the image . This was added to the border strips which you can also find on the CD. To the corner I added some embellishments from the CD and finally the sentiment to the other border strip.

I hope you'll be tempted to join us. As usual there's a yummy prize on offer. Pop over to the main challenge blog for more inspiration. Don't forget to use something from a CD, however small, and tell us which CD you've used.

Have fun!!

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Dragonflies 'Dies and Punches'

Good Morning. Another quick scheduled post from me.
It's time for another challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies. This time we like you to use dies or/and punches for your creation.
Here is my inspiration for you.

I started with embossed white card stock. The corners are die cut, as are the hearts ....bottom right....The trellis arch and larger heart are also die cuts. Also the greeting 'Congratulations'. The card was finished off with gems and a ribbon bow. The photograph peeping through the trellis window is of the happy couple.

For more inspiration please pop over to Crafting with Dragonflies (link in sidebar)
Remember this is a cards only challenge for fun.

Have a lovely weekend and take care.

Sunday, 1 April 2018

CD Sunday 'No Patterened Papers'

Good Morning crafters. I hope you are enjoying your Easter weekend. Happy Easter to you all.
I have scheduled this post so not sure what the weather will be like but if you're in the UK I hope there's some sunshine as I'm visiting there at the moment. Catching up with friends and family !!
At CD Sunday this fortnight our challenge is for you to make something that does not make use of patterned papers. It has been chosen by Meg. Ooohhh a bit of a challenge eh! But go on I know you can do it.
Here is my inspiration for you. (Appropriately for this time of the year I have made my challenge card as an Easter card.)

CD Joanne Sheen ' Hollyhill Pond'
I have used a new me. It's quite simply card stock folded tent style with the bottom corners folded back then covered with a matt to hide the join!! I covered the inside with paper from a Lidl's pad. I used a border embossing folder for the top strip and a damask folder for the 'triangle' matt. The tag was an image from the CD 'Holly Hill Pond' from Joanne Sheen. I die cut card with a scalloped oval die then added the image. Then I added some ribbon to the top so the tag can be removed easily. This is where I'll put my hand written message. The Easter egg baskets were snippets from the decoupage sheet on this CD. The sentiment tag is also on this CD and as there is a facility to add your own text I was able to add my own greeting.
A view showing how the card stands up.
I hope you'll be inspired to join us for this challenge. For more inspiration pop over to the main challenge blog (link in sidebar) and see what the rest of he team have made. Last time's challenge winner for 'Rabbit Rabbit' will be announced next Sunday.
Don't forget there's always a great prize on offer and the main rule is that you must use something from a CD and tell us what it is.
Have fun!!

'Unstampabelles' new challenge for April.

Happy Easter to you all. I hope you are enjoying your Easter festivities with your family and friends.

A new month and a new challenge from Unstampabelles. This time we would like to see your creations using vellum or acetate. The twist is to create a new view to look at.

This is my inspiration for you.

I have made a Wedding card for two people who will be looking at life from a new perspective now that they are beginning a new life together.

The main A4 card was embossed with my favourite A4 embossing folder in the Jacobean design. The main image is a cut and emboss die which is new and recently purchased in the UK by one of our crafters for the group to use. I added acetate to the open aperture which I embossed with a raindrops embossing folder. I then placed a silver matt of mirri card behind the acetate. The bride and groom were die cut and adhered to the acetate. The greeting was computer generated and double mounted on silver mirri card.

I hope you'll be inspired to join us. Don't forget there is always a yummy prize on offer kibndly donated by our lovely leader Susan. Click the link in the sidebar for Unstampabelles to see what it is and to also see the creations the rest of the design team have made. Remember also NO STAMPS please as this is a challenge from UNSTAMPabelles!!

Have fun!!

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Crafting wih Dragonflies 'Criss Cross card with tag'

Good Morning and a quick scheduled post from me as I'm off visiting friends and family in the UK.

Our new challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies is a 'Criss Cross card with tag'. Some crafters, like myself, call these envelope cards. So what ever you call them, we would like to see your version of them.

Here is my inspiration for you, made with a card kit.....not sure who the artist is....if you know let me know and I'll give credit.

The Youtube channel has many video tutorials for Criss Cross or Envelope cards if you want to see how easy they are to make., Their instructions will be much clearer than mine. Everything for this card I got in the kit so even easier to make. I just added some pink ribbon to the tag and Et Voila!!

I hope you'll join us for our fun challenge. Don't forget it's cards only. For more inspiration pop over to Crafting with Dragonflies and see what the rest of the team have created (link in sidebar)

Have fun!!

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Midway at 'Unstampabelles'

Good Evening everyone. We are halfway through our challenge at Unstampabelles. This month we are asking you to decorate something wooden and the Twist is 'Get messy with paint'

There are lots of wooden things you might like to paint or some may be in need of some TLC. You could use wooden embellishments or simply a twig or branch from the garden of hedgerow. What about a wooden spoon, spatula, picture frame? Any of these would be suitable.

Here is my inspiration for you.

I used some wooden letters that I had a box of from eons ago. The person the card was for is a dolls house maker so I thought something made from wood was appropriate. The messy paint bit came when I added gold paint to them. The paint just sunk into the wood and even after several coats still looked a drab yucky colour!!.....dull gold I suppose. I added a matt of embossed old gold to the front cover ands a 'belly band' and 'Happy Birthday' of mirri gold.

                                                              This is a pop and twist card.


You can get a die to cut the pop and twist cards but I just use my own measurements and design......quite easy really once you've done a few I have!! Lots of tutorials on Youtube if you want to have a go!! Great fun!!

Please pop over to Unstampabelles for more inspiration. ( Link in sidebar)

There's always a yummy prize on offer for this challenge and don't forget NO STAMPS please including digis. We are UNSTAMPabelles!

Have fun!!

Cd Sunday 'Rabbit Rabbit'

Good Morning everyone. I hope you are tucked up warm indoors and the snow has finally disappeared if you are living in the Northern Hemisphere. I know you are coming into Autumn days Down Under so it may cooling down there too.
It's time for s new challenge at CD Sunday. Jane chose 'In the Wild' for our theme last time . We had some lovely entries and her Top Three will be on the CD Sunday blog next Sunday. This time it's Pamela's turn and she has chosen 'Rabbit Rabbit'. This shouldn't be too difficult for you with Spring around the corner and those Easter bunnies arriving soon!!
Here is my inspiration for you.

I have chosen the CD from the Bebunni Love Collection by Crafters Companion.
I started with white card stock and embossed a white matt  with a lovely Jacaobean design folder. Then I die cut  some edging and made a frame. I also used this framing around the image. I added some die cut hearts to the corners of the image and scattered some across the bottom of the card. The greeting was in my stash....not sure where it was from but it may be from a CUP design.
I hope you'll be inspired to join us. Don't forget there's always a prize on offer donated by the design team . Please remember this is a CD challenge so you need to use something from a CD and tell us which CD you have used. Also it doesn't have to be a card it could be anything as long as it follows the challenge theme and you use a CD. I'm thinking Easter baskets or bonnets would be fun this time!!
So get your thinking caps on and join in our challenge. Go on you know you can do it!!
Have Fun!!