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Sunday, 30 October 2016

'Father Christmas' at CD Sunday!!!

It's time for our next challenge at CD Sunday. Where do the weeks go? I hope you remembered to change your clocks. We in Cyprus put them back one hour same as UK but for reasons only known to the North of Cyprus where the Turkish Cypriots live they are not changing their clocks. So on our small island we will now have two different time zones!!! Unbelievable and crazy!!! Enough said now on to our challenge.

Meg has chosen the theme and wants you to show us this jolly Santas that are on your CDs. I love to see a happy jolly Father Christmas on Christmas cards. So I'm looking forward to seeing your creations. Here is my inspiration for you.

I have a new CD Raymond Briggs' Father Christmas. Isn't he super,looking happy with his pets around him. This was a simple make with A4 card folded to make and A5 card. I embossed it with the dotty folder.Then I printed off the image and sentiment. I have added a sprig of plastic holly to finish. (This was hiding in my flower arranging box!!!) The berries are punched out red circles .

I hope you find time to pop over to CD Sunday and check out the rest of the teams creations. They'll put a smile on your face....all those cheery Santas. We are busy selecting the winners of the 'Paws' challenge and the results will be up in two weeks.

Don't forget to use something from a CD and tell us which CD you've used to be in with the chance of a prize. If you don't use CDs that's ok we would still like to see your creations.

Have a good week and your comments are always appreciated.

Saturday, 29 October 2016

'Spots and Stripes'

It's time for another card challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies. The theme this time has been chosen by our lovely Helen, 'Spots and Stripes'. So time to maybe search through your snippets box or maybe like me you have an image with both on. Here is my inspiration for you.

I found this decoupage sheet on my PC. I can't remember when or where I got it from but it matched the theme perfectly and I needed a New Baby card so how lucky was I! The photo is a bit pale but if you click on it to enlarge it you'll find the spots and stripes on the hood of the pram plus spotted matting paper. I added one layer of decoupage layers to hood and wheels of pram and the sentiment. So not too bulky for posting.....I know the postie doesn't like bulky envelopes grrrr!!

I hope you find a moment to visit Crafting with Dragonflies and see what the rest of my team have won't be disappointed!!

Thank you for visiting and your sweet comments are always appreciated. Have a lovely weekend.

Monday, 24 October 2016

'Tiny Tots' at OLL

The next challenge at Ooh La La has been chosen by Michelle, 'Tiny Tots'. This is one of my favourites as I love making baby cards.

Last time we asked you for 'Shades of Autumn' and the Top Three winners are now on the OLL challenge blog (link in sidebar)

This is my inspiration for you this time.

I have made an easel card using the CD Paula Oakley Collection . You can find this CD and others at the following link ooh-la-la-creations.

I started with white card stock to make the base of the easel card. Then covered it with two co-ordinating DPs from the CD. I added a layout to the top which was from the quick cards section on the CD. The base was from the decoupage images and I used the largest in the set. You can also find the matching post card and mini notelet and envelope on the CD. I finished it with some pink ribbon and hand-tied bows.

I hope I've inspired you to join us at OLL (link in sidebar). There's more inspiration from the team over there so enjoy visiting.

Have a crafty week and I look forward to visiting you soon. Thank you for stopping by, your comments are always read and appreciated.

Sunday, 16 October 2016

#64 'Outside your comfort zone!!!' with the Belles

We are mid way through October and it's tiem for more inspiration for you at Unstampabelles. This time Susan has really challenged the team. She asked us to move out of our comfort zone to create something !!! Mmmmm not good I hear you say BUT good fun once you get started lol!! It took me a while I might tell you. My main aversion is to stamping but as theis Unstampabelles I couldn't do that. So something else that is messy....which I don't like....getting messy that is not making a mess!! So I went with Mixed Media.  This is what I have created to inspire you.

I had a small canvas in the stash which I'd bought a while ago so I began with that. I added decoupage glue over the canvas to seal it. I had also recently bought some spray inks from Lidls which hadn't been opened so I thought I'd play around with these to see what happens. I swirled the colour on to the background with a 'fan' brush. The ink was pearlerised so has a nice sheen to it. The image is some left over Japanese paper that I had for some shabby chic work. This was adhered to the board as was the 'lavender image' which was the same paper type. (like napkin papers) I added a doiley to the corner and then some lace on top of it. I played around with some flowers and leaves from my stash to create a spray for the opposite corner. Then added some pearls to the flowers in the girl's hair to finish. So my interpretation of mixed media which has a messy background and glue was everywhere!!
Please try and move out of your comfort zone join in this fun challenge. The twist is optional and is to use a different edge. There's a yummy prize on offer as usual. This time a great die donated by Susan.
Theres='s more inspiration for you over at the challenge blog 9link in sidebar0 for Unstampabelles. Main rule for this challenge is to follow the theme and don't use stamps in any form digi or otherwise.
I look forward to visiting you and to seeing if you created as much a  mess as I did !! Have fun!!

CD Sunday 'Paws'

Good Morning. Thank you for taking part in our last challenge 'Country Living'. Pamela is busy choosing her winner and it'll be announced in two weeks. Meanwhile the winner of Carol's challenge 'Things with wheels' is on the blog. So pop over when you get time to see if you're a winner ( link in sidebar)

 It's time for a new challenge at CD Sunday and this time we have a wonderful sponsor Sharon Duncan. There are two prizes on offer . One is the 'Playful Pups' CD from Sharon Duncan and the second has kindly been donated by our leader Carol. She is offering as DT's second place winner two dies...puppies and kittens. Soooo generous.

 Sharon kindly supplied us with some images and papers from the CD 'Playful Pups' which you can find here sharonduncan playful-pups on her web site. The images were great fun to play with and the team have created lots of delightful design to inspire you. Please pop over to CD Sunday and then visit them and give them some love (link in sidebar)

The challenge theme is 'Paws' so lots of scope there as it doesn't have to be just puppy Paws those kitties can come aboard too or anything with Paws it's up to you! Here is my inspiration for you.

A simple square CAS card from me this time. The paw print and checked  background papers are on the CD as is the image and it's pyramage layers.  The sentiment is so cute that I couldn't resist it 'Dogs leave pawprints in our hearts And on our furniture!' I added a diecut 'Happy Birthday' using blue mirri card to finish.

 I know we have lots of animal lovers out there in blogland so this challenge will be fun for you. Don't forget to add something from a CD to your creation....doesn't have to be a card.....It can be something quite small but don't forget to tell us which CD you have used as we 're very nosey at CD Sunday! And you may have just inspired someone else to use the CD when they see your wonderful creation. So they need to know too!! There's always a crafty prize on offer for every challenge. So what are you waiting for....dust off those CDs and get creating.

I look forward  to visiting you soon. Thank you for stopping by and your comments are always read and appreciated with love!

Saturday, 15 October 2016

'Lets go Floral' with the Dragonflies.

It's time for a new challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies' ....where do the weeks go? Last time the challenge was 'Pinktober' and the Top Three will be announced next Saturday. Here is my inspiration for you this time.

I started with a DL card blank that I'd had in my stash for eons as was the pretty image. I added it to a ribbon strip and made a matching sentiment topper with ribbon bow. It's always good to have some 'Thinking of You' cards in your stock as they can be used for so many different occasions when someone needs a bi of support and love.....this is just one of those cards.

A simple CAS card which I hope has inspired you to take part in out fun challenge. Please pop over to Crafting with Dragonflies (link in sidebar) and take a peep at the lovely creations the rest of the Design Team have made. Don't forget this is a Card only challenge. I look forward to visiting you soon and thank you finding time to say Hi! to me too. Your comments and love are always appreciated.

Monday, 10 October 2016

Ooh La La #215 'Shades of Autumn'

Time for another challenge at Ooh La La. This time it has been chosen by Lynn. We had some fabulous entries for our last challenge, 'Feminine', chosen by Jennifer. Pop over to see if you're a winner (link in sidebar) But first of all here is my inspiration for you for this time's challenge.

I used white A4 card stock folded in two and added the DP. The image, matching background paper and postcard are all on the Paula Oakley CD which you can find here ooh-la-la-creations.. I added a brown ribbon strip from my stash and die cut the 'Happy Birthday' sentiment and added it to the post card.

I hope you find time to visit the rest of the design team and give them some love.

Have a crafty week!!

Sunday, 2 October 2016

CD Sunday 'Country Living'

Good Morning crafters. I hope you are having a fun weekend. Here in Cyprus it's still lovely weather but no where near as hot as it's been. Autumn is slowly creeping in.

Over at CD Sunday it's Pamela's first choice of topics and she has gone with 'Country Living'. I'm a country girl at heart so I loved this theme.....hope you do too.

This is my inspiration for you.

The CD image and background papers are Tom Melkos design and project book. This is a fabulous CD and definitely worth investing in crafters. The main card is landscape orientation and I covered it with the co ordinating DP. The image was already matted with  pink so an easy make this one.I finished of with a hand tied pink bow and tiny pearl buckle. Thus giving it an old fashioned chocolate box look!! The sentiment is also from the CD and finishes the card to be used as a New Home celebration

I hope you'll be inspired to join in and support Pamela with her first challenge choice for CD Sunday. The rules are simple.....follow the theme using something in the making from a CD and give credit to the CD designer. It doesn't have to be a card....anything long as a CD has been used in the making.

You don't have to use everything from a CD only a snippet  e.g. a sentiment, will be fine as long as
 you say which CD it's from. Then you'll be in with a chance of receiving a yummy prize, as there's always a prize on offer donated by the challenge host....this time it's Pamela.

Pop over to CD Sunday (link in sidebar) as the winners are there for Pauline's challenge 'Shades of Autumn'......Good Luck!! Have a fun week!!

Saturday, 1 October 2016

'Pinktober' with Dragonflies.

Time for another challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies. As it's Breast Cancer awareness month and this charity is close to Hilde's heart we are challenging you to create a card that depicts the Hope, Faith and Courage of the thousands of brave Cancer sufferers and survivors.

This is my inspiration for you.

I began with a square card using white card stock. I covered the background in a deep pink paper that was in my snippets box.  Then a paler piece of pink was embossed and placed across the centre. Now the fun started when I began to create the background for the image.

  I went to my snippets folder again and found co ordinating pink papers. Then  I cut them into triangles all the same size. This was done by firstly cutting oblong pieces the same size and then cutting them diagonally. Therefore each triangle was then equal. I took a square piece of card stock and starting at the centre I placed the pink triangles on to this. The triangles do overlapped at the sides and when completed you trim the edges. This makes a 'sunburst' effect.

I then placed it on the prepared card and added a pink gem where the 'points' of the triangles met. I googled images for Cancer awareness and found the one I'm using on the card. This was trimmed and matted with pale pink. Finally I added the pink ribbon bow and another pink gem.

A really fun background to create. I hope you give it a go and support our challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies. (link in sidebar) will atke you to more inspiration from the team!

Have fun!!