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Monday, 31 July 2017

Another 'Anything Goes' challenge!

This time it's from Ooh La La and has been chosen by our lovely Meg. I know this will be a popular challenge so I'm expecting lots of entries.

Here is my inspiration for you.

The Ooh La La CD I've used for this card is 'Fleur D'Imagination' . You can find it in the OLL shop here ooh-la-la-creations

The card was created using a piece of white card stock folded in landscape orientation. I cut out a section from the front and added acetate to create a 'see through' card. The designer papers were from Ooh La La and I also added some die cut flowers and leaves. I punched out two circles and added a die cut greeting. You can just see  the inside of the card through the acetate 'window' where I have placed the verse and also some more designer paper. Finally I added gems to the centres of the flowers.

I hope I've inspired you to join us at Ooh La La . For more inspiration from the team click on the link to Ooh La La in the sidebar.

Have a great week!

Sunday, 30 July 2017

'Anything Goes'

Good Morning crafters. It's time for a new challenge at CD Sunday and this fortnight it's 'Anything Goes'. This is always a favourite so I'm expecting lots of yummy entries from you.

Here is my inspiration for you.

This is a pop up box card. I love making these as I always have great fun playing with all the added embellishments.

The CD I've used for the image and sentiment are from Debbie Moore's 'Elegant Moments'. As you can see I've also used feathers. These were  from Hobby Craft and a Martha Stewart punch was used for the fancy edging on the box.

I look forward to seeing what fun you've had creating your entry this time for the 'Anything Goes' challenge at CD Sunday. Don't forget the important rule, to be in with the chance of winner a yummy prize. You must use a CD somewhere in the making of your project and can you please give credit to the designer.

Please pop over to CD Sunday ( link ind sidebar) to see what the rest of the team have created.  Remember it doesn't have to be a card. It could be anything as long as you've used a CD.

Have a lovely week!

Saturday, 29 July 2017


There's a new challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies this fortnight and it's one of my favourites......'Baby'. I love making baby cards so this was a joy for me. Last time it was 'Shabby Chic' and the onus fell on me to pick the Top Three. Not an easy task as there were so many fabulous entries!!  To see who I've chosen pop into Crafting with Dragonflies next week to see whose won.

Here is my inspiration for you.

                                (Sorry the lighting wasn't too good when I took this piccie)

The image is from CUP....not sure who the artist was. If anyone recognises this please let me know and I'll give credit. A very easy card to make using a square white card and adding the background and image from CUP and Voila!

The challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies is for cards only and it's a fun challenge. To see what the rest of the team have created pop over to Crafting with Dragonflies (link in sidebar)

Have a fun weekend!

Monday, 17 July 2017


Another challenge begins today at Ooh La La. The theme is 'Landscapes' chosen by Lynn.
Here is my inspiration for you.

The Ooh La La CD I used is an old one, 'Watercolour Memories'. There are some wonderful landscape images on this CD and most look like handpainted pastel paintings.....very naturalistic.
The background paper and image are both from the CD. The greeting is a die cut from white card stock. The die is a retro 'Happy Birthday' from Joanne Sheen.
For more inspiration pop over to OLL challenges (link in sidebar). The Top Three will be chosen in two weeks time by Lynn and the prize is two digis from OLL.
Hope you have lots of lovely things planned for this week. Enjoy!!

Sunday, 16 July 2017

'Everyday is Special.

A great challenge is currently available at Unstampabelles. Susan would like to see creations that celebrate any event as all days are special. The twist is to use a lot of colour. There's a great prize on offer as usual.

Here is my inspiration for you.
                                                   Celebrating Girl Power every day!!

A simple card using white card stock, a matt of cerise pink and a very dramatic colourful image from my picture stash!!

I hope you'll be joining us this month. We've had some great entries so far but we are only midway through the month so plenty of time to get those creative juices flowing!!

Have a great week and have fun creating!!


Good morning from a scorching hot Cyprus!!! We are still having a heatwave and it's still unbearably  sticky,wet and humid on the coast, especially in the evenings. Thank goodness we live higher up in the hills.

This fortnight at CD Sunday we have another challenge for you, 'Celebration', chosen by Jocelyn. Last time it was 'Up the Garden Path' and not many entries. It's always harder to choose a winner when there are fewer entries but someone will be very lucky and receive a great prize for winning. No idea why we had so few entries.....maybe you are all on holiday or watching the tennis!!

Here is my inspiration for you this time.

 Time to celebrate a wedding. June is traditionally the month for weddings so I expect we'll see a few more entries this time. You could however be Celebrating any occasion.....birthdays, new baby, new home, new job, retirement, graduation....lots of ideas come to mind so plenty of scope to inspire you.

I used the CD 'Victorian Weddings' by Debbie Moore for my card. I began with a pre cut shaped card which I embossed with a Jacobean patterned embossing folder. Printed off the image and sentiment and adhered them to the card front. I added gems to the corners and pearls on the sentiment.

I hope you'll be inspired to join us this time. Remember you must use a CD to be in with a chance of a prize and tell us in your post where the CD is from. Non CD entries will be acceptable but you will only be chosen to receive a prize if you've used a CD.

I hope you are having a lovely weekend. Have fun!

Saturday, 15 July 2017

'Vintage / Shabby Chic'

There's a new challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies this fortnight. It's Vintage/Shabby Chic. So lots of scope to make those yummy cards!!

Here is my inspiration for you.

                                        This a pop and twist card made to order for a friend.
                                            I used a variety of papers and images for this.
(Warning photo alert!!)

reverse of card.
Verse is computer generated ....adapted from CD Greeting Card Factory.
I hope you've been inspired to join us. For more yummy cards visit Crafting with Dragonflies (link in sidebar)
Friendly rule reminder: This is a fun challenge and only one entry per person allowed please.
Have a wonderful weekend whatever you are doing!

Friday, 7 July 2017

' Up the garden path'

Good morning crafters. Sorry I've been absent but life gets in way of crafting at times. I'm now on a major blog catch up!

This is the latest challenge at CD Sunday 'Up the garden path'. I have used a CD from Joanne Sheen and the artwork of Janet Kruskamp for my inspiration for you.

The card began life as a piece of A4 white card stock. The background is actually the insert from the CD. I placed the image centrally and added a greeting from the CD and a die cut to one side. There were some smaller images on the same sheet so I created a gift tag too.

I hope you'll be inspired to join us at CD Sunday. There are the usual rules plus the important one to use a CD and give credit to the CD.

Off now to do more catching up and trying to keep cool in this hot, hot, hot, heatwave !! Phewwwwww!