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Sunday, 27 December 2015

Christmas is over!!!

Are you all ready for New Year after the Christmas festivities!!

At Unstampabelles we are still sparkling and trying to inspire you with our creations. The challenge is to create something that sparkles. It doesn't have to be a Christmas card. It could be a New Year card , birthday card or anything really as long as it sparkles.

My inspiration is a card I was commissioned to make for a young Danish lady....hope she liked it.

I started with gold card stock and added a beautiful decoupaged image. I'm not sure where it's from but it was in kit form.....someone may recognise it so I can give credit to the designer. The greeting was also in the kit. I finally added a wooden gold star to the top corner and Voila!!

Then I went to town with the gold stickles to give it sparkle. I smiled with delight when it was finished as it's a card I really enjoyed creating. Hope you like it too and it inspires you to join us at Unstampabelles (link in sidebar)

There's a generous prize on offer from Susan, a voucher for craft goodies. So pop over and enjoy the rest of the inspiration for you at Unstampabelles.

Wishing you all a very happy and healthy 2016.

'Ring in the New Year'

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and are now counting down to the New Year. Last at CD Sunday Sue challenged you to make a last minute Christmas with the theme a Cool Yule. We had some great entries and I think you enjoyed that challenge. Now to this times challenge chosen by the lovely Carol. It's very appropriate for this time of the year 'Ring in New Year'. A great idea for that person we missed off the list for Christmas. I know I have forgotten at least one person this year.....smacked hands!!

This is my inspiration for you.

I started with white card stock and found some lovely paper on an Ooh La La CD Christmas Presence. I used this as the background and left a white border around the edge. I then trawled through my stock of images in My Pictures and found this one.....perfect...and it came with a New Year greeting!! .It a came with extra balloons so I was able to add two extra ones to the original image.

The design team and guest designers have created some fun cards to get your mojo working again after your Christmas break. So pop over to CD Sunday (link in sidebar) and enjoy!!

Have fun and I wish you all a very happy and healthy 2016!!

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Sparkley Christmas

We are at the halfway point at Unstampabelles and you've have been creating some fab sparkly Christmas cards. I ma enjoying visiting all your blogs. There is still time to enter so get that glitter glitter pot out and sparkle!!

This is my halfway inspiration for you.

The base card is light gold card stock which I covered with some glittery fine mesh/tuille that I bought in the Christmas decs. section of a local DIY store ( as I sais once before crafters in Cyprus have to look in some strange places here in Cyprus for their craft goodies). I wrapped it around the card and secured it with glue dots on each corner. I then covered the glue dots with gold stars.
The image is from a CD by Ooh La La  'Christmas Presence'. To add more sparkle I added a strip of punched out waste of a true crafter I throw nothing away.... Then gold peel off border strips we added to give it dimension. The greeting is also from the CD and I added it to gold card and rounded the corners with an Xcut corner punch. I then added gold stickle
s to the angel to give extra sparkle. No sparkley mess with this one but I did get in a tangle with the fine sparkley tuille which wouldn't play nicely for me and I thought I might end up kneeling on it while I glued it in place!!
I hope you find time in your busy schedule to make something sparkley to show us. The twist this time is to make us smile!! There'sa generous voucher on offer from Susan for crafting goodies. So go on what are you waiting for pop over to in sidebar....and get creating.
As this is my last post before Christmas I will take this opportunity to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy 2016.

Sunday, 13 December 2015

CD Sunday 'A Cool Yule'

Good Morning bloggers. It's a bit chilly here in Cyprus. Well up here in the hills early mornings that is. It's much warmer down in the tourist area and I'm sure folks from the UK are really appreciating it after the floods and storms in the UK. I hope no one has been badly affected by it.

For the last challenge at CD Sunday Jocelyn asked you to look at the Colours of Autumn for your creation. We didn't have many entries but those who were brave enough created some fab cards. At CD Sunday this week Sue asks us to create a 'Cool Yule' card . Well Sue it's cold enough!! This is my inspiration for you.

The card is DL size, just for a change, using white card stock. I'd recently bought some silver washi tape at one of our 'euro' shops over here. I used this to create a background. The image is from Ooh La La 'Christmas Presence'. I thought this little guy was trying to look  'cool' with all his Christmas light bling wrapped around him!! The greeting was from the same CD. The blue snowflakes had been in my stash for eons. I added a white organza bow and pearl button on one corner.

I know you'll enjoy looking at the rest of the team has created. Link to CD Sunday challenge blog in side bar. This will be an opportunity for you to make a last minute Christmas card.....if like me there's always someone I've forgotten about, in spite of the ever growing list.

Have a good week and I look forward to visiting you to see what you've created.

Sunday, 6 December 2015

'Let it Sparkle'

This will be Unstampabelles last challenge of the year. Where oh where has the year gone!!! Susan would like you to create something with a bit of sparkle.....who doesn't like sparkle at this time of year!! The twist is to make us smile. There's a voucher on offer courtesy of Susan .....pop over to Unstampabelles (link in sidebar) for more details.

This is my inspiration for you.

The image is from Crafts You Print. Sorry I am not sure who the designer is of this beautiful image. I have used this many times and the recipients always comment as to how beautiful it is and that it reflects the true meaning of Christmas.
It was simple to make. You just have to print it out add it to a square based card. The snowflakes and bow are decoupaged using 3D pads. The greeting was added to silver mirri card which photographs black....must be the lighting. Now for the sparkley bit. OOOhhh I love sparkle at Christmas. I used gold stickles. Now I don't know about you but I always end up with more on me than the card. I am a always promising myself NOT to touch it before it dries but somehow I always do. I always, always seem to end up with a fleck just under one eye. No matter how much cleansing I do it seems to remain. GRRRR. I do smile as I sparkle tho!! I bet that happens to you too!!
I hope this made you smile and you could see the sparkle!! For more inspiration pop over to Unstampabelles. I look forward to you making me smile when I visit your blogs throughout December.

I wish all my Belle followers a very Merry Christmas and a healthy 2016.
Have fun!

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Anything Goes for Christmas!!

Yeh!!! At last the internet and my PC are both working again. Sorry for the lateness of this post but technology that doesn't work  has taken over my world at the moment!!!

At Crafting with Dragonflies Hilde said DT team 'Anything Goes. It's Christmas' So folks we are asking for anything Christmas related. This can be a card, gift, box, scrapbook page, 3D decoration.....anything as long as it's Christmas related. I went for a tree ornament made from some wired ribbon I had in my stash left over from last Christmas.

They are easy to make with a piece of wired ribbon approx. 2inches wide.
This is pleated , 7 pleats in total, for the skirt. Then pinch the top and staple it together. Take another piece and make 5 pleats. Pinch in the centre and staple it. Using a hot glue gun adhere wings to the body. Add a tiny bell with hot glue for the head, you could use a bead. Make sure the loop of the bell is at the top to make threading the ribbon for hanging easier. To finish add a gem to cover join of body and wings. Thread ribbon or thread to head to hang.

The angels will also stand alone without the need to hang as the wired ribbon makes them stable. If you need further instructions don't hesitate to ask me. You can probably find a video on You Tube showing you how to make them too. 
Please pop over to 'Crafting with Dragonflies (link in sidebar) to see what the rest of the team have created to inspire you. I look forward to visiting you and seeing what yummy projects you have made for Christmas.
Have fun!!