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Monday, 28 August 2017

OLL Challenge 'Lace'

Time for a new challenge at Ooh La La. The theme 'Lace ' has been chosen by our teamie Tez.

Here is my inspiration for you.

I have used the Ooh La La CD 'Say it with words' for the main image.

 I wrapped some lace ribbon around the centre of the pinky red card matt and then I placed the image on top. I die cut a lacey border and placed it down two sides of the image. The matt was then adhered to the main card which was made from A4 white card stock. The retro 'Happy Birthday' die cut is from Joanne Sheen and cut from the same pinky red card.

I hope you'll be tempted to join our challenge. Link in sidebar to the rest of the teams inspiration for you. Prize on offer is two digs from the OLL shop.

Have a great week and I'll be visiting you all soon.

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Crafting with Dragonflies

Time for a new challenge at Crafting with dragonflies. This time it's 'Birthday cards with a cake or cakes'. Here's my inspiration for you.

I made a pop up box card using some card stock from my stash. I added cup cake toppers from apack of papers I bought at Lidls store.

The paper and card making stuff from this store is a life line for us crafters here in Cyprus as we have to buy the majority of our goodies on line or rely on friends going back to the UK for family time. Beware anyone who says 'Can I bring you anything back' Answer is usually a shipping order!! Craft shops are very, very thin on the ground here. Basically it's bookstores and stationary shops only.

I hand cut the balloons and candles. The 'Happy Birthday' sentiment is cut using a retro Happy Birthday die from Joanne Sheen. This is another online store that is used often by us crafters as the postage is free over a certain amount. Whoopppeee!!Finally the gold 'streamers' were hand cut slivers of gold paper curled with scissors.

I hope you have fun making your cards and don't forget this is a card only challenge for fun. I look forward to visiting you soon.

'Let's Hear it for the Boys'

Ooooppppssssss!!! Bit late with my post, sorry!! Smacked hands!!

It's time for a new challenge at CD Sunday. Pamela's turn to choose and it's for one of those tricky male cards!! 'Let's hear it for the Boys'.

Here is my inspiration for you.

(Sorry lighting not good.)

I covered A4 white card stock with images and background paper from the Peerless Designs CD 'Vintage Men'. The sentiment was computor generated using the 'Greeting Card factory' CD.  

The team have lots of inspiration for you so pop over to CD Sunday to take a peek (link in sidebar). The results are up for the 'Anything Goes' challenge and Carol has chosen her Top Three.

Don't forget this challenge is open for anything crafty as long as use something, however small, on your project from a CD and give credit to the CD.

Hope you have a fun Bank Holiday weekend in the UK and those who aren't holidaying still have fun and stay safe!!

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Unstampabelles midway challenge.

Good Morning or Good Evening wherever you may be in the crafting world. Does it seem possible that we are half way through August already . Summer will soon be over!!

 It's time for more inspiration for you for Unstampabelles monthly challenge. This time we are wanting to see some 'Collage'. So you can 'dip your toes' into Multi Media and have fun!!

I've altered another wooden letter. The letter 'B' this time. 'B' for a baby boy!

I began by painting the letter shape in blue. I added a paler blue grograin ribbon down the side with a 'BABY' topper slotted through. I had some felt/furry baby feet' in my stash from eons ago. These were added together with three blue buttons threaded with blue cotton. The sleeping 'baby' image at the bottom is from a pack of baby toppers.....not sure who makes these.....let me know please! Finally I added a 'Baby' ribbon and bow to top for hanging. Eh Voila!

For more inspiration pop over to Unstampabelles (link in sidebar) and see what Susan and the rest of the Belles have been up to. There is another great prize on offer for our random winner.

Lots of yummy goodies!
I hope you have a great week and...... 'Keep Calm and Craft!'.

Monday, 14 August 2017


It's time for a new challenge at Ooh La La. This time it's 'Flowers' chosen by Michelle. Another popular theme, just like our last one, 'Anything Goes'. Meg has a task on her hands choosing her Top Three for that challenge! Pop over to see if you agree with her choice. Fingers crossed you may me a winner too!!

Here is my inspiration for you.

I know it's another Christmas card. Whoo Hoo!! Another one for the little pile. I have tried another new shape. I do like to dabble in new shapes. This is tricky to describe so bear with me.

I started with white card stock. The two centre panels are the same size and the front one is smaller and back one taller. I matted the panels with plum card stock from a Lidls card pad. I printed images of white poinsettia flowers from the Oh La La CD 'Fleur D'Imagination'. These were matted on white card stock and then place on the bottom of each panel.

I die cut some poinsettia in white card plus some holly leaves and added these to the panels. The greeting is a die cut, again from white card stock.

This is taken from a different angle.

I hope I've inspired you to join our challenge at Ooh La La. The prize is two digi images from the shop. To check out more Ooh Lla La CDs visit the shop at .ooh-la-la-creations

Have  fun week and I look forward to visiting you soon.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

'Past Times' at CD Sunday

It's Sunday and time for our next challenge at CD Sunday. Last time we had lots of fabulous entries for 'Anything Goes' and Carol will have a difficult task choosing her Top Three.

The theme this time has been chosen by Jane. It's 'Past Times'. Here is my inspiration for you.

It's another Christmas card to add to my small collection!! It's just too hot to craft here and I know lots of crafters will be already making their Christmas but not me!! So I welcomed this challenge as it made me seek out my Joanne Sheen CD Victorian Christmas Cards and thus adding a Christmas card to the Christmas box!

The white card stock was covered with the designer paper from the CD. I then printed the image and placed it centrally. It already had the border of red. The scene is a lovely image of Victorian skaters on the park lake. This is certainly an image from Past Times. Look at what they are wearing! All dressed up....especially the men!

 I felt that the whole card needed 'lifting', as it looked too dark, so I die cut some white snowflakes and added these randomly. The 'snowflakes' helped to achieve this I think. The two tiny sentiments were also from the same CD.

I hope I've inspired you to join our challenge. Usual rules apply, except that to be with a chance of winning a prize, you must use something from a CD and tell us what CD you have used.

Have a lovely week and I hope, unlike me, you are well on the way to making those Christmas cards!!

Saturday, 12 August 2017

'Embossing Wet / and or Dry'

Good morning thank you for visiting me. Your comments are always read and appreciated.

 It's time to announce our next challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies. Last time's challenge was 'Baby' favourite make. We had some very cute creations and it's Karen's turn to choose the Top Three. This won't be an easy task!!

For this time's challenge you have a wider theme as it's Embossing either wet or dry or both!!
Here is my inspiration for you.

I've chosen dry embossing. I began with a matt of cerise mirri card and added the white embossed card stock to the top. The embossing folder is a new A4 one..... Jacobean design (forgotten who makes this)  Before embossing I die cut 'flower' shaped apertures randomly across the white card.. The cerise mirri card can then be seen peeping through. The flower shapes which had been die cut were then placed on top of the opening with a 3D pad. Tucked in behind the 'flower' were swirls of fine cerise wire. A gem was then placed in the centre of the flower. To complete the card I die cut a butterfly in white and cerise mirri and finished it with gems added to the centre. The sentiment is cut from the same cerise mirri card.

I hope you'll be inspired to join us. Don't forget this is a fun challenge for cards only. For more inspiration visit Crafting with Dragonflies (link in sidebar)

Have a lovely weekend!!

Sunday, 6 August 2017

'Collage' and yummy prize at Unstampabelles

Time for a new challenge at Unstampabelles. I can't believe it's August already. The heat here is unbearable at times but shouldn't complain as I hate the Winters....too cold for me!!

Our challenge for August is  'Collage, collage collage!! The optional twist is to venture into multi media by using two or more mediums on your creation.

As usual there's a fabulous prize on offer donated by our lovely leader Susan.

Lots of yummy goodie.....papers, stamps and dies. Now who wouldn't want to win this. Wow!

Here is my inspiration for you. I have some wooden letters in my stash just waiting to be 'played' with. This is the letter 'A'.

I covered it with the blue striped paper from a paper stack in my stash. I added sand and pebbles on the 'feet'. I found some wooden nautical bits in my odds and ends box. The boat, sun brolly and lighthouse gave it a seaside feel. I then added a felt cloud to the top of the 'A' and a thick white piece of string to act as a hanger. 

I had fun playing . I hope you do too. Don't forget the main rule is NO STAMPS ...digi or otherwise. I look forward to visiting you soon to see all your yummy creations.

Have fun!!