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Sunday, 20 August 2017

Unstampabelles midway challenge.

Good Morning or Good Evening wherever you may be in the crafting world. Does it seem possible that we are half way through August already . Summer will soon be over!!

 It's time for more inspiration for you for Unstampabelles monthly challenge. This time we are wanting to see some 'Collage'. So you can 'dip your toes' into Multi Media and have fun!!

I've altered another wooden letter. The letter 'B' this time. 'B' for a baby boy!

I began by painting the letter shape in blue. I added a paler blue grograin ribbon down the side with a 'BABY' topper slotted through. I had some felt/furry baby feet' in my stash from eons ago. These were added together with three blue buttons threaded with blue cotton. The sleeping 'baby' image at the bottom is from a pack of baby toppers.....not sure who makes these.....let me know please! Finally I added a 'Baby' ribbon and bow to top for hanging. Eh Voila!

For more inspiration pop over to Unstampabelles (link in sidebar) and see what Susan and the rest of the Belles have been up to. There is another great prize on offer for our random winner.

Lots of yummy goodies!
I hope you have a great week and...... 'Keep Calm and Craft!'.

Monday, 14 August 2017


It's time for a new challenge at Ooh La La. This time it's 'Flowers' chosen by Michelle. Another popular theme, just like our last one, 'Anything Goes'. Meg has a task on her hands choosing her Top Three for that challenge! Pop over to see if you agree with her choice. Fingers crossed you may me a winner too!!

Here is my inspiration for you.

I know it's another Christmas card. Whoo Hoo!! Another one for the little pile. I have tried another new shape. I do like to dabble in new shapes. This is tricky to describe so bear with me.

I started with white card stock. The two centre panels are the same size and the front one is smaller and back one taller. I matted the panels with plum card stock from a Lidls card pad. I printed images of white poinsettia flowers from the Oh La La CD 'Fleur D'Imagination'. These were matted on white card stock and then place on the bottom of each panel.

I die cut some poinsettia in white card plus some holly leaves and added these to the panels. The greeting is a die cut, again from white card stock.

This is taken from a different angle.

I hope I've inspired you to join our challenge at Ooh La La. The prize is two digi images from the shop. To check out more Ooh Lla La CDs visit the shop at .ooh-la-la-creations

Have  fun week and I look forward to visiting you soon.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

'Past Times' at CD Sunday

It's Sunday and time for our next challenge at CD Sunday. Last time we had lots of fabulous entries for 'Anything Goes' and Carol will have a difficult task choosing her Top Three.

The theme this time has been chosen by Jane. It's 'Past Times'. Here is my inspiration for you.

It's another Christmas card to add to my small collection!! It's just too hot to craft here and I know lots of crafters will be already making their Christmas but not me!! So I welcomed this challenge as it made me seek out my Joanne Sheen CD Victorian Christmas Cards and thus adding a Christmas card to the Christmas box!

The white card stock was covered with the designer paper from the CD. I then printed the image and placed it centrally. It already had the border of red. The scene is a lovely image of Victorian skaters on the park lake. This is certainly an image from Past Times. Look at what they are wearing! All dressed up....especially the men!

 I felt that the whole card needed 'lifting', as it looked too dark, so I die cut some white snowflakes and added these randomly. The 'snowflakes' helped to achieve this I think. The two tiny sentiments were also from the same CD.

I hope I've inspired you to join our challenge. Usual rules apply, except that to be with a chance of winning a prize, you must use something from a CD and tell us what CD you have used.

Have a lovely week and I hope, unlike me, you are well on the way to making those Christmas cards!!

Saturday, 12 August 2017

'Embossing Wet / and or Dry'

Good morning thank you for visiting me. Your comments are always read and appreciated.

 It's time to announce our next challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies. Last time's challenge was 'Baby' favourite make. We had some very cute creations and it's Karen's turn to choose the Top Three. This won't be an easy task!!

For this time's challenge you have a wider theme as it's Embossing either wet or dry or both!!
Here is my inspiration for you.

I've chosen dry embossing. I began with a matt of cerise mirri card and added the white embossed card stock to the top. The embossing folder is a new A4 one..... Jacobean design (forgotten who makes this)  Before embossing I die cut 'flower' shaped apertures randomly across the white card.. The cerise mirri card can then be seen peeping through. The flower shapes which had been die cut were then placed on top of the opening with a 3D pad. Tucked in behind the 'flower' were swirls of fine cerise wire. A gem was then placed in the centre of the flower. To complete the card I die cut a butterfly in white and cerise mirri and finished it with gems added to the centre. The sentiment is cut from the same cerise mirri card.

I hope you'll be inspired to join us. Don't forget this is a fun challenge for cards only. For more inspiration visit Crafting with Dragonflies (link in sidebar)

Have a lovely weekend!!

Sunday, 6 August 2017

'Collage' and yummy prize at Unstampabelles

Time for a new challenge at Unstampabelles. I can't believe it's August already. The heat here is unbearable at times but shouldn't complain as I hate the Winters....too cold for me!!

Our challenge for August is  'Collage, collage collage!! The optional twist is to venture into multi media by using two or more mediums on your creation.

As usual there's a fabulous prize on offer donated by our lovely leader Susan.

Lots of yummy goodie.....papers, stamps and dies. Now who wouldn't want to win this. Wow!

Here is my inspiration for you. I have some wooden letters in my stash just waiting to be 'played' with. This is the letter 'A'.

I covered it with the blue striped paper from a paper stack in my stash. I added sand and pebbles on the 'feet'. I found some wooden nautical bits in my odds and ends box. The boat, sun brolly and lighthouse gave it a seaside feel. I then added a felt cloud to the top of the 'A' and a thick white piece of string to act as a hanger. 

I had fun playing . I hope you do too. Don't forget the main rule is NO STAMPS ...digi or otherwise. I look forward to visiting you soon to see all your yummy creations.

Have fun!!

Monday, 31 July 2017

Another 'Anything Goes' challenge!

This time it's from Ooh La La and has been chosen by our lovely Meg. I know this will be a popular challenge so I'm expecting lots of entries.

Here is my inspiration for you.

The Ooh La La CD I've used for this card is 'Fleur D'Imagination' . You can find it in the OLL shop here ooh-la-la-creations

The card was created using a piece of white card stock folded in landscape orientation. I cut out a section from the front and added acetate to create a 'see through' card. The designer papers were from Ooh La La and I also added some die cut flowers and leaves. I punched out two circles and added a die cut greeting. You can just see  the inside of the card through the acetate 'window' where I have placed the verse and also some more designer paper. Finally I added gems to the centres of the flowers.

I hope I've inspired you to join us at Ooh La La . For more inspiration from the team click on the link to Ooh La La in the sidebar.

Have a great week!

Sunday, 30 July 2017

'Anything Goes'

Good Morning crafters. It's time for a new challenge at CD Sunday and this fortnight it's 'Anything Goes'. This is always a favourite so I'm expecting lots of yummy entries from you.

Here is my inspiration for you.

This is a pop up box card. I love making these as I always have great fun playing with all the added embellishments.

The CD I've used for the image and sentiment are from Debbie Moore's 'Elegant Moments'. As you can see I've also used feathers. These were  from Hobby Craft and a Martha Stewart punch was used for the fancy edging on the box.

I look forward to seeing what fun you've had creating your entry this time for the 'Anything Goes' challenge at CD Sunday. Don't forget the important rule, to be in with the chance of winner a yummy prize. You must use a CD somewhere in the making of your project and can you please give credit to the designer.

Please pop over to CD Sunday ( link ind sidebar) to see what the rest of the team have created.  Remember it doesn't have to be a card. It could be anything as long as you've used a CD.

Have a lovely week!