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Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Christmas bauble

Getting everything ready for Christmas is always an exciting time especially when the children are small. Those days are long gone for me, as my children are all grown up and my grand children are living miles and miles away from here. Still I like to try to create a warm Christmas feel to our home even though we are miles away from family. So what better way than with this week's challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies.

 The design team were challenged to make a Christmas ornament to hang on the tree.

                                                         The sponsor is 'Bugaboo Stamps'

and the prize is 7 digis of the winners generous is that!!

 I was fortunate to receive in the post two MDF baubles from a cyber buddy, Pauline, to decorate. It arrived at the perfect time for this challenge.

This is my creation:

I covered the larger bauble with gold paper from my stash. The small one was covered in red card overlayed with white flocked mesh to give a snowy effect. Adding one on top of the other with foam pads created a 3D effect. The digi from Bugaboo was hung below.....thanks for the inspiration Hilde. I added red gems to the side. I threaded gold tinkly bells and red pearls on gold thread to hang from the bottom. This was finished off with red ribbon from my stash. I hung it from one of the cypress fir trees in my may be able to spot the fir cones.
I also made a box to put it in as I am going to send this off to another cyber buddy in the know who you are!!
I covered the box in spotty paper which I bought here in Cyprus. Now many of you know that craft shops here are limited so we find our goodies from strange sources. Recently Lidls Stores came to Cyprus and opened up not one but two stores here in Paphos. And sometimes they have...... craft paper and card stock!! Yeh how lucky are we!! This paper is one recent item purchased from there. It's a fab red and I wished I'd bought more.
For the large flower I cut the petals from florists ribbon with a Primo flower in the centre and gold perfect pearls for stamens. The two small flowers are also Primo. Another digi topper from Bugaboo was added to the box and I added a small amount of red to pick up the red of the bauble and the box.
Close up of the two digis from Bugaboo stamps.
Don't forget to check out our generous sponsor and pop over to http://crafting-with-dragonflies.blogspot. and see what the rest of the design team have made and be inspired to start getting ready for Christmas.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013


Well we're into the middle of November already......where has this year gone!!! It'll soon be Christmas but first of all there's a Thanksgiving celebration in the USA. Our inspirational photo this week is........

Isn't it colourful!!
The sponsors this week are
prize 5 digis
prize 5 digis
I used the Harvest Basket digi from Eureka Stamps for my card.
The main card is pale green hammered card stock. I then added a layer of blue and a layer of white card stock. I coloured the image using a variety of pencils and copic markers. I added pale green and white ribbon around the border and gold corner peel off leaves. Finally adding the peel off greeting 'Thank You'.
Don't forget to check out our sponsors and visit to see what the rest of the team have created.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Things with Wings and add a stickpin

Good morning people. I'm scheduling this post again so fingers crossed!!

The design team at Crafting with Dragonflies were given the challenge of creating a card based on the theme 'Things with Wings' with the added twist, to add a stickpin.

The sponsors are crafts and me and the prize will be 3 digis of the winners choice.

 Some us opted to go sponsor free with this one. As you can see I went sponsor free and chose the obvious......... 'butterfly'.

The butterfly is made with peel offs on top of acetate. (Thanks to my online buddy, Irene, for giving me this idea.) The image has two layers thus creating a decoupage effect. The 'tail' sweeping down behind is simple but effective, using a swirl of hi tac glue and tiny gems randomly sprinkled over it. I also added matching gems to the antennae. The matching pinsticks were part of a prize I won recently at the 'Allsorts' blog hop. I added a white bow to hold it in place and a matching pink topper from my stash.

Don't forget to check out our sponsor 'Crafts and Me' and pop over to crafting-with-dragonflies to see what the rest of the design team created. You won't be disappointed!!

pinkgemchallengeblog.....Gems Gems Gems
jwscrapshack......Things with Wings
inthepinkchallenge......Ribbons/Bows....and pink

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Hello baby!

Good morning fellow crafters. I'm scheduling this post so fingers crossed it works.

This is the inspiring piccie this week from (pin)spirational challenges.

What a cutie!!

Sponsors are
 Creative Bug Digitals and the prize is 15 digis
                                                  Bugaboo Stamps with a prize of 7 digis.

I used Sugar and Spice sentiment from Bugaboo stamps.

I used pink card for the base and rounded the corners with my corner punch. Then added pink dotty card stock from my stash. I put 3D buds/pop dots under the knitting topper which was made by my online buddy Angie at owl-lady-crafting. Pop over and check out her blog, you won't be disappointed, as her cards are inspiring. I found a cute rabbit and tag in my stash and added those with 3d dots and finished off with pink grograin ribbon down the side.

Don't forget to pop over to (pin)\isnspiration challenges and see the fab creations the rest of my teamies have made.

Thursday, 7 November 2013 for the boys

The CD Sunday challenge this week, Stripey, shouted out 'One for the Boys' to me. I looked through my CD's and decided to go with my old favourite 'Pyramid Krazy'. I kept the card fairly simple and used various shades of blue. The image and tags are from the CD and the sentiments from my stash.

I've added a bit of bling too. I know boys don't really do bling but I found these blue star gems tucked away in the bottom of a box and they matched perfectly. Well after all Sons are stars aren't they.........well mine is anyway. So this card is ready to wing it's way across the miles to my Son.
Challenges :
                                            365cards.......Masculine with Blue as main colour
                                                     lexiscreations.......Birthday Celebrations
                                                          craftysentiments.........For the guys
                                                        lejdesigns.........Monochromatic #78
                                                          tuesdaythrowdown.......Tag It #172
                                             kathyswafflesketchfile........Bits and Pieces Sketch