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Sunday, 29 November 2015

Colours of Autumn

Good morning. Well another week over and another computer crash!!! grrr So I'm back posting on the ancient laptop again! No piccies stored on here so I will add my inspiration for you later in the week when I get the poorly machine mended. I've now found a way around my PC problem so I am able to add a piccie for you.

You made some fab cards for my challenge at CD Sunday last time 'A Sprinkle of Snowflakes'. As you can imagine I'm having problems trying to choose my top three. You'll have to wait until the next challenge to find out if you're a winner. I'll be mailing a little something to you but as it's coming from Cyprus you will have to wait a wee while for it to be delivered.

The challenge at CD Sunday this time has been chosen by the lovely Jocelyn. She wants us to think of those vibrant Autumn colours to create something. It can be anything craft related as long as you use a CD in the making.

I chose a Katy Sue CD 'Fabulous Fashion' for my inspiration. I used orange card from my trusty Lidls card pack as the main card. The topper was printed out as it is......all there for you on the CD. The section I used was a decoupage sheet. Instead of decoupaging it I used the extra flowers at each bottom corner. I finished off with gold peel off corners. The sentiment was bronze peel off which I added to a banner strip.

 Pop over to CD Sunday to view more inspiration (link in sidebar) You'll see some fab creations from the rest of the team and our guest designers. Whom I must say have done a marvellous job for us and we have loved having them aboard. Thank you. Please pop over to their blogs and give them some love.

I hope you're having a lovely, relaxing weekend. I'm off to another Christmas craft fair today so you can imagine it'll be a bit hectic but fun !!

Happy crafting and dust off those CDs and get creating those Autumnal cards.

Monday, 23 November 2015

' Let it Snow' at Ooh La La

Good morning crafters and especially my lovely followers. I have tried to catch up with you but life has some how taken over recently. I've been a tad must be Christmas!!
Last time Avril asked you to add pearls and lace to your card. We had some very pretty, girly entries. Pop over to OLL to see if you were a winner!!
Deborah has chosen the theme for you this time at Ooh La La and she wants to see lots of snow on your card!!
I chose an image from an OLL CD 'Festive Funnies'. I thought this would be ideal for a golfing buddy who plays golf whatever the weather. Mad I know but that's golfers for you!!

I used white quarter fold card stock....landscape orientation. The image was already triple mounted so I just had to print it off. The background paper is also from the CD as is the greeting tag. Such great value for money with these CDs.
I hope you find time to visit us at Ooh La La ( link in the sidebar) and enter this festive challenge. I expect many of you, like me, are knee deep in Christmas cards so this won't be difficult for you.
Have a great week and I look forward to visiting you soon.

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Add a ribbon to your Christmas card

Good morning crafters. It's time for another challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies. This time Hilde wants you to add ribbon to a Christmas card. I've really enjoying visiting you during the last challenge, Let in Snow. We had some wonderful entries and choosing my Top Three was quite a task. Pop over to see if you're a winner (link in sidebar).
This is my inspiration for you. A quarter fold card in deep red card stock, which looks brown in the piccie.
I rounded the bottom corners with a corner punch by Xcut. I mounted a piece of burlap on to striped card and mounted two images on this. I used four copper brads to hold it securely to the card. Then I found three tiny charms in my stash and threaded ribbon to the top. The centre one is a holly wreath. The greeting was also in my stash.....not sure where it's from sorry. So that's how I've used my ribbon on this card. I hope you like it.
Have fun and don't forget to visit the rest of my teamies to see their creations and to give them some love.
I look forward to visiting you and have fun!!

Sunday, 15 November 2015

'A Sprinkl;e of Snowflakes'

Good Morning crafters. I hope your weather is as good as ours for November. We've had an ideal month so far.....Yipeeeee!!! I know Winter is around the corner and I will be wrapped up warm but Summers are still the best for me. However I do like snow but not the cold winds that sometimes go with it. It's for this reason that I've chosen the challenge for you at CD Sunday ' A Sprinkle of Snowflakes'. Last time it was Carol's turn and she asked you to add something beginning with 'H' to your projects. We had some amazing entries and Carol is busy deciding on her winner and top three. So pop over to CD Sunday and see if you're the lucky one
I found some lovely images on my CD collection but finally decided on something from Creative Crafting World. The CD is 'A Winter Walk in the Countryside'. I must say this is something I miss about not living in the UK, those lovely frosty Winter mornings.

As you can see the card is a very simple square card. I printed off the image , which came with a border so there was no need to matt and layer. I added it to some white card stock and Voila!!! Of course as it's for Christmas I had to add a bit of glitter. I used Crystal Stickles. It looks gold in the photo but it is Crystal.

Now it's your turn. Don't forget this is CD Sunday so we ask you to add something to your project from a CD. It doesn't have to be the main feature it could simply be a sentiment, bow, border strip etc. Anything really as long as you tell us which CD you got it from. As usual I'll be choosing my Top Three and the winner will receive a small prize. So something yummy to look forward to in the post instead of the dreaded bills.

I hope you're well on the way with those Christmas cards!!! If not this is the time to start.

Have fun and don't forget to pop over to CD Sunday (link in sidebar) and see what the rest of the team and our lovely guest designers have won't be disappointed. Don't forget to visit their blogs to find out more details about their cards and to give them some love.

Happy crafting!!

Monday, 9 November 2015

#193 'Pearls and Lace with Ooh La La

Good Morning crafters it's time for another challenge at Ooh La La. We had some fab entries last time for our challenge to Emboss. Pop over to see if you're a winner!!

Avril's turn to choose and she would like you to add Pearls and Lace. Such a lovely girlie theme.
This is my inspiration for you. I have chosen an image from 'Say it with Words'. This is a lovely CD with lots of inspirational quotes and fabulous artwork.

As you can see I've chosen something Christmassie......... as I'm snowed under here with about you? The image was already placed on the mats so simple to make. I placed it on red card stock from a Lidls pad and then added it to white card stock. The lace cotton trim was a roll I bought here in Cyprus!!! Yeh!!! bet they don't have this in got to live here to understand the problem we crafters have. I added flat backed red pearl to the lace and Voila!! So easy when you use ooh La La CDs.

I hope you'll find time to visit the challenge blog and see what other yummy cards the design team have created ( link in sidebar). I look forward to visiting you and seeing what you've made.

Have fun!!

Saturday, 7 November 2015

'Let it Snow' with the Dragonflies

Oooppppssss I'm a wee bit late with this one. PC probs grrrr. I won't bore you with the details.
It's my turn to choose the challenge theme at Crafting with Dragonflies. As I love snow, and we don't get any here except in the Troodos mountains for a short while, that is reason I've gone with it and it looks lovely on Christmas cards too. Last time Hilde asks you to think about Breast Cancer sufferers and survivors. We had some awesome pink entries and Hilde will be announcing her winner soon.
This is my 'snowy' card for you.


Isn't this image adorable of Mummy Polar Bear and her cubs. I went to town with the stickle on this image. Well it is a Christmas card and you have to have a bit of bling!! I mounted it on some curled corner DP from a CD by Ooh La La and placed a peel off snowflake 'in' the curl. I added a large white pointsettia,  as I didn't  have any large snowflakes, and some smaller snowflakes to finish. The greeting Winter Wishes was on the topper so I didn't need to add another sentiment.

I hope you find time to visit the Dragonflies and see what the team have created (link in sidebar) I'll be visiting you to give you some love and I'll be looking for some lovely snowy cards brrrr!!

Have fun!!!

Sunday, 1 November 2015


I am using the ancient laptop again so I hope this works. It's a very short post as I have no piccies to inspire you (due to latest PC probs grrrr) only information about our latest challenge at Unstampabelles.

This time Susan says 'Anything Goes' and the twist is to add flowers or a flower. So easy peasy pie!! Don't forget it's NO stamps as we're Unstampabelles!! There's a great prize too but you're going to have to pop over to the challenge blog to find out what it is!!! Link is in sidebar for you.

I'm back Yeah!! Pc is working again so I can now complete this post.
This is the prize on offer at Unstampabelles.

It's a fab Poppy die kindly donated once again by Susan. Now who wouldn't want to win that.

Here is my inspiration for you. I've gone with Christmas roses.
As you can see it's a large DL easel cracker card. I got it from CUP. It does use a lot of card......almost 3 sheets of A4 but worth it I think. Everything comes with the kit including decoupage for the NOEL and flowers. Easel cards are easy to make and there are a lot of videos on You Tube.....just type in easel cards in the search box and you'll come up with dozen. The instructions do however come with this kit from CUP. 

I hope you have a great crafty week and are well on the way with those Christmas cards. I'll be back in a few days to add piccies etc when the PC is finally better again.....fingers crossed!!!

Back and updated the post. Whew!!! Don't you just hate it when you lose your 'right arm' so to speak!! Have a great week and don't forget to click on the link for Unstampabelles and start creating without stamping......go on you can do it!!!

'Something beginning with 'H'

Good Morning crafters. Well I'm scheduling this post on a an ancient laptop as my dearest computer is poorly with a virus!! Fingers crossed it all works.

The challenge at CD Sunday has been chosen by Carol and she wants something beginning with 'H'. at first I thought I'd not find anything then light bulb moment when I was doing the Christmas cards....Holly!!!  Last times challenge was 'Baby Love' selected by Sue. Although only a few of you joined us in the challenge, thank you, there were some yummy and Sue is going to have a hard task choosing her winner.

Here is my 'H' inspiration for you........

How cute is this image!!! It's from a Krafty Hands CD 'Holly and Snowflake' Christmas Friends'. All the images on the CD are of these two cutie pies!! I used green card stock for main DL card and covered half with background paper also from the CD.. I fussy cut the images and placed them using 3D pads.

The greeting topper was also from the CD. I then added plastic holly which I bought from a local store.....a bit like Poundland but a wee bit dearer. One of those stores where things are cheap but you spend a fortune. Anyway they are wall to wall Christmas at the moment so I went crazy!! The holly was one of the purchases. I made a border top and bottom with it and added some to 'Snowflake's' bow. Looks like 'Snowflake' has just sat on the Holly.....oooppppsss!!!

I've also made a box to put it in as it's a bit prickly to put in an envelope!! Don't want the posty to get prickly do we......especially at Christmas time!!

So there you have it my inspiration for you. They are many other ideas from the rest of the team and our lovely Guest Designers. So grab a cuppa and pop over to CD Sunday and enjoy!!! (link in sidebar)

Have a fun crafty week.......hope this works.....fingers crossed!!