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Monday, 28 September 2015

#190 'Let's Get Crafty'

We're ready for another challenge for at Ooh La La. We had some fab entries for the Ribbons and Bows challenge. I could tell you enjouyefd making those and Susan has had a a problem choosing her top three. To see if you're a winner pop over to the challenge blog ( link in sidebar)

This time Janice has challenged us to use Kraft card when creating our cards. I must say this threw me at first as I thought '' Mmm Kraft card? Don't think I have ever seen that here in Cyprus'' However when I was pointed in the right direction by Janice....thank you xx I realised it was really just brown card that you find in lots of packaging only now it's got one of those fancy names that manufacturers love!!

This is my creation for you.


I know a wee bit early for Christmas but really you can't be too early when you've got as many cards as me to make!!

I used the fab CD from Ooh La La Xmas Presence and printed off a sheet of toppers. There are several images on the same sheet so an opportunity to make more than one cards using the same cute image. The greeting is also from the same CD. I made a tag from the Kraft card stock and added the greeting and ribbon. I wanted to soften the card so I also added a white peel off border strip along the top edge.

So a cute card that I struggled to make but I was pleased with the result.

To see the rest of the teams inspiration for you pop over to Ooh La La challenges (link in side bar). There are some fab creations for you to drool over!!!

Have a great week and happy Krafting!!


Sunday, 27 September 2015

'Belles' Final Week

Whewww where did the month go! It is the final week for you to get those male cards entered in the Unstampabelles challenge. We've had some great entries so far and he was me thinking you didn't like making male cards. My inspiration for is a card I made for my football crazy Grandson.



The image was in My Pictures and I'm not sure where it came from. I googled his favourite team's badge. This was fussy then added to the top corner along with his name and birthday age.

The twist this time is to blog journal about what makes a great male card. As you can see I went with sports equipment which I think is always good for male cards if you know which sport they follow of course. Keep your card simple and don't add fussy bling or bows.

Susan has once more generously provided a fab prize of decoupage sheets and stickers.


To see more inspiration for those male cards check out what the rest of the team have created at Unstampabelles (link in sidebar) Don't forget rule is NO STAMPS digi or otherwise ....thank you x x

Have a great week and I look forward to reading all your comments and visiting your blogs.

Saturday, 26 September 2015

'Anything Goes ' with Dragonflies

Good Morning crafters and bloggers. It's time for another card challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies. Last time Susan chose a Magical theme.....we had lots of fairies!! Susan now has the difficult task of choosing her top three....it won't be easy!!

This time Hilde has chosen 'Anything Goes'. Now I know this is always popular with you  so we are expecting lots of yummy entries. I can't wait to visit you all and see what you come up with. Don't forget although it's 'Anything Goes' it has to be a card. So easy peasy for you this time.

This is my inspiration for. It's a shaped teapot card that I got from CUP. I made for my MIL 's birthday.


This was an easy card to make as all the elements are easily printed off from CUP. The flowers are decoupaged and the tags come in a variety of sentiments. I just added a narrow green ribbon to the top of the tag and adhered it with a glue dot. Voila!!

I hope you have fun with this challenge. I look forward to visiting you. Pop over to 'Crafting with Dragonflies' (link in sidebar) and see what the rest of the Dragonflies have made to inspire you.

Have a crafty weekend!!

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Midway with the Belles.

Well can you believe it we are halfway through Septembers challenge at Unstampabelles. The challenge is to make a card for the males in your life. Not at favourite I thought but I was wrong we have had some amazing entries so far this month.

This is my midway inspiration for you.


This was a project we did at with my craft group and the idea came from my co leader, Terri. She challenged us to use corrugated card in our creation and also provided the waistcoat template. This is what I made. The turquoise card base was from a Lidl's pad and the design paper was a wall paper sample that I sent away for eons ago!! I cut out small pieces of the 'background' paper to make pockets, a handkerchief and buttons. I also used it to line the waistcoat. Finally I added a gold corner peel off and a peel off sentiment 'Its your day'.

We are also looking for you to journal about your idea of a perfect male card. I definitely used KISS  here don't you think. The colour of the waistcoat is more male too and the corrugated card I think looks like corduroy. So all elements for a male card and defo not girly!!

Pop over to Unstampabelles (link in sidebar) and see what the rest of the team have to inspire you.....you won't be disappointed. There are some lovely decoupage sheets and toppers to be won. Kindly donated by Susan.

'Pearls and Lace' at CD Sunday

Good Sunday Morning to you. It's time for another challenge at CD Sunday. First of all I've got to say WOW!! There were some fab entries for Carol's 'Gorgeous Gowns' last time and choosing her top three is going to be difficult!!

This time I have chosen 'Pearls and Lace' so another pretty girly challenge.....two in row whatever was I thinking!!

This is my inspiration for you.


The CD I have used is one of Debbie Moore's latest. It's called 'Elegant Moments'. There are some fab images on this CD and I had difficulty choosing just one!!

I used white card stock for the main card. Then I scanned some lace material to make the background paper. The bottom edge you can just see shows how the lace fell on to the scanner making an interesting border line I thought . So I decided to place it a short way up from the bottom of the white card to give it a 'broken' edging.....hope you understand what I mean.

The image was placed at an angle and the sentiment I adhered with 3D pads. Finally I made a bow with some ribbon from my stash and placed flat backed pearls around the sentiment and along the bottom of the lace. You can see that her dress just hangs over the bottom edge of the frame and again this breaks up the straight line......I liked that idea.

You will fund lots of fab inspiration from the rest of the design team over at CD Sunday (link in sidebar). Please pop over and visit them and don't forget to give them some love. I look forward to visiting you all and seeing what yummy creations you have made for this time's challenge.

Have a great week crafting!!




Monday, 14 September 2015

Ooh La La #189 'Ribbons and Bows'

We had some fab entries for last time's challenge Signs of Autumn and it has been very difficult for Pauline to choose her Top Three. To see if you're a winner pop over to OLL (link in sidebar). This time it's Susan's turn and she's asking you to use Ribbon and Bows on your creation......very girly!

I have chosen an image from 'Say it with Words'


Isn't this cute. I'm sure any cat lover will appreciate this. I added a doiley behind the image and placed it on some turquoise card stock. My ribbon is some yellow ric rac from a crafty friend.....she knows who she is. I made a matching double ribbon bow using the fork method....lots of videos demonstrating this on Youtube.

For more inspiration pop over to OLL (link in sidebar) to see what the rest of the team have to inspire you. Then why not have a go yourself.....you know you want to. Have fun!

Saturday, 12 September 2015

'Something Magical'

The challenge this fortnight at Crafting with Dragonflies has been chosen by Susan and she wants us to create something magical. This can be many things such as angels, fairies or even a magical event like a new born baby or in nature like the sun rising or setting. The choice is yours. This is a fun quiz so no prizes just the honour of being in the top three.


I have chosen one of the lovely flower fairies for my inspiration. This one is the lavender fairy.


I placed the topper on  toning background paper....not sure where is was from. I added two sentiments from my stash 'Just to say' and 'Happy Birthday' bordered with silver peel offs. The main card is a deckled edge A5 card from Tonic. It was cream originally so I inked the edges in lavender to match.

For more inspiration pop over to Crafting with Dragonflies to see what the rest of the team have created. I'm sure you're going to love making something for this challenge. Have fun!



Sunday, 6 September 2015

'Boys Will Be Boys'

It's time for another challenge over at Unstampabelles and this time Susan would like you to create one of those difficult Boy's cards lol. Don't we just love making those. The twist is to blog about what you think makes a good card for the boys.
My thinking is :
  • it needs to be plainish
  • no sparkles
  • no girly pink
  • no lace or ribbon
  • images of a sporty nature
  • scenery
  • animal images...e.g. favourite pooch
  • favourite football team colours
This is my inspiration for you.
This was made for a young man who was 21 and into gaming with his xbox and his mobile phone is permanently attached to him!! This image has been in 'my pictures' for eons so I'm not sure where it was from (anyone help out with this so I can give it credit) The main card is a piece of black A4 card folded in half. This was another simple make . I printed it off and put on the black card stock and Voila!! No extra embellishments were added. Keep it simple for 'The Boys'

Now why don't you have a go. Remember no stamps please and blog about what makes a great male card.

Great prize again this time too from Susan.


                                                 A pack of decoupage sheets and stickers.

Link to Unstampabelles in side bar. Have fun!!

'Gorgeous Gowns'

Good Sunday Morning fellow crafty bloggers. I'm scheduling this post as I've got family visitors staying with us. They are here for a wedding so something lovely to look forward to.

This time over at CD Sunday Carol has chosen 'Gorgeous Gowns' as the theme. That may make you think of Wedding Gowns but there are plenty of CDs out there with gorgeous gowns on them. So I'm looking for to seeing lots of entries for this one. We also have two guest designers Meg and Pauline. A big welcome to them .....glad to have you both aboard.  So even more inspiration for you over at CD Sunday  this fortnight (link in sidebar)


I made my card earlier this month for my DIL. I thought the image was so pretty that I couldn't resist it.


The image is from a Debbi Moore CD 'Party Divas Milestone Birthdays'. The main card is from my stash in a pretty crushed strawberry which matched the gloves and bag in the image. It was quick and easy to make . I just printed off the image placed it on the card stock and Voila. I felt it need nothing adding to it as the sentiment was already printed on there too. So a very quick make for those times you need a card in a hurry....like I did for this one....smacked hands cos I nearly forgot her birthday!!

I hope you feel inspired to join us at CD Sunday and don't forget you need to use something from a CD no matter how small. Don't forget to tell us which CD it came from.

Have fun!!