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Sunday, 25 December 2016

Final week at Unstampabelles.

Final week at Unstampabelles and final week of 2016!!! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends.

This is a quick post. I'm scheduling it as I am away for Christmas at the other end of the island.

This is my 'Flickering Lights' inspiration for you.

I started with gold mirri card for the background layer. The image is a kit (can't remember the designer sorry) A friend kindly sent it to me eons ago. It was too beautiful too use lol!! Crafters will know what I mean. However I finally took the plunge and used it to create a Christmas card for my Grand Daughter. The 'fairy' image is decoupaged. I added sequins to the tree to add sparkle. Also a wooden star top right corner to finish. The sentiment was part of the kit too.

There is still time to enter this challenge. Maybe start making a very early Christmas card to share with us!!

The prize is a voucher valued at $20 Australian for a craft shop of your choice.

I hope 2017 will be a Peaceful and Healthy year for you and your family. I look forward to visiting you all soon. Happy New Year everyone!!!!

Monday, 19 December 2016

Midway at Unstampabelles

 The year is nearly over and we are midway through our challenge at Unstampabelles. Susan has asked us to showcase our creations that include a 'Flickering Light' This can be a candle holder, card anything really as long as you don't use stamps.

This is my inspiration for you. I was commissioned to make this card for a customer to send to her Uncle in Denmark. So I went for a red and white theme, the national colours of Denmark.

My followers will know that I like unusual folds and this is another. The main card is white card stock folded so that the centre pops out. I embossed it with the 'tied together' embossing folder. I found the lantern image in my stash and die cut it with a scalloped oval die. This was placed on a matt of plain white card which I lifted up with 3D tape. The red stripes on the side panels are red ribbon with sparkly snowflakes. I added some wooden red snowflakes to the ribbon and finished the card with red gems added to the corners of the centre panel.

I also added the same ribbon to the side back panels and placed a sentiment in the centre. The sentiment is from a CD but I can't remember which one sorry....smacked hands!! So we have a flickering light on the front and back of this card!!

I hope I've inspired you to pop over to Unstampabelles. Link in sidebar. As usual there's a prize on offer from Susan. This time it's a ......

.........$20 (Australian|) gift voucher from a  craft shop of your choice.......
How generous is that!!!
Have a great week and keep cool if you're in sunnier climes and wrap up warm if you're shivering in the Northern Hemisphere!!! I'm in the middle and I'm wrapped up warm!!

Sunday, 11 December 2016

'Twas the Night before Christmas' at CD Sunday

Sorry this is late I thought I'd scheduled this but it was still in draft duh! Think this Christmas melarky is getting to me this year!!

This is our final challenge of the year at CD Sunday and appropriately Jocelyn has chosen ' 'Twas the Night before Christmas'. The 'Sparkle and Shine' results are up on the blog now. These were chosen by me and I had some great entries to chose from....clever crafters.

For your inspiration this time I chose to play with a new CD to me Raymond Briggs ' Father Christmas ' from Crafter Companion.

I began with A4 white card stock and ran the front through a large dotty embossing folder. I printed off the Father Christmas image and off set it over some midnight blue card stock. The little verse is also from the CD .
'The stockings
are hung by
the chimney
with care. In
hopes that
St. Nick
would soon
be there.'
The greeting is also from the CD. I hung some string and pegged mini stockings across one corner. Finally I added stars to the midnight blue card. Eh Voila!
I would like to wish all our followers a very Merry Christmas and a Peaceful Healthy 2017.
Have fun!!

Saturday, 10 December 2016

'Get your Christmas on!' with the Dragonflies

Our final challenge of the year for Crafting with Dragonflies is ........'Get Your Christmas On!'. So we are looking for all things Christmassy on your cards. Last time it was 'Whatever the Weather' and it's my turn to choose the winner. We had some great entries so choosing my Top Three will be challenging. The results will be on the blog next weekend.

Here is my inspiration for you this time.

I made the box style card shape that I had used earlier in the month for an Ooh La La challenge. I began with two pieces of red card stock. The front layer was covered with sparkly green foam. This was very light weight so ideal for card making. The image on the inner 'box' was from an Ooh La La CD 'Xmas Presence' I added red square gems along the top and bottom of the image.

I added a tag shape with sentiment to the front of the card.
To finish I die cut a border from the same green sparkly foam and placed it along the edge of the back section.

I'm sure you are all busy making those Christmas cards. So no excuses show us one of your makes and add it to the challenge blog at Crafting with Dragonflies (link in sidebar).

I will take this opportunity to with you all a very Merry Christmas and a Peaceful, Healthy New Year from everyone on the Dragonfly team.

Have a fun week!!

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Unstampabelles December challenge

Sorry I'm a wee bit late with this post but I have just returned home after a fab weekend celebrating Christmas early at a Turkey and Tinsel event!!! Great fun, great food and even better company. So I am really in the festive spirit and what better way to tell you about our final challenge of the year at Unstampabelles.

We are asking you this month to think of candles and create Flickering Lights. The twist is to have a candle in the item made.

As usual there is a fab prize. This time Susan is donating a..........

 $20 (Australian) Gift Voucher for a shop of your choice!!
My inspiration fro you is a Christmas table centre.
I began with bamboo sticks joined together to form a star shape. I sprayed the sticks with gold but on reflection think I should have used silver as the gold on the wood didn't really show up.
 I then used two different  tea light/mini candle holders as containers.....six in total. In each one a put a small 'oasis' and added real pine sprigs and mini pine cones, from my garden and red and gold plastic berries,  which I got from flower accessories department in a bargain store. I also added gold and red mini baubles from my Christmas decorations stash. These were then placed around the bamboo star. A church pillar candle was then put in the centre which I had covered in red gem stone mesh ribbon.

Finally I added a string of tiny lights around the whole structure. I thought that I had bought white ones but when I switched them on they were BLUE!!!  (Note to self  'Always read the label with your glasses on!!)
I hope you enjoy this challenge as much as I have. Pop over to Unstampabelles (link in sidebar) to see more inspiring 'flickering lights'.
Have fun!!!