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Monday, 25 September 2017

'Harvest Time' at Ooh La La

It's time for our next challenge at OLL. we had some very pretty entries for my Happily Ever After challenge last time and the Top Three are on the challenge blog now. (link in sidebar)

Here is my inspiration for you this time.

I found a lovely Ooh La La CD image of apples. This lead me to think about the harvesting of  apples and all those love apple pies that my Mother used to bake.
I started with a green embossed background. Card was from a pack of Lidl card. The image and backing matt are from the CD. As are the green apples across the bottom. I double die cut the greeting and offset it.
I hope you've been inspired to join us. For more inspiration pop over to OLL challenges (link in sidebar)
Thank you for visiting and if you've commented thank you again.I love reading them and they are very much appreciated.
Have a crafty week!!

Sunday, 24 September 2017

It's 'Mellow Yellow' at CD SUNDAY

It's time for a new challenge and my turn to pick the theme at CD Sunday. I have chosen 'Mellow Yellow'. So an opportunity for you to try a colour palette you may not often use.

The CAS challenge chosen by Meg last time was popular and we had some lovely entries. Meg will choose her Top Three and you'll find out if you're a winner in two weeks. Meanwhile the winner of 'Hear it for the Boys' challenge is on the challenge blog now. (link in sidebar)

Here is my inspiration for you this time.

I used an Ooh La La CD 'Watercolour Memories' for the main image and dp. I diecut the fancy borders using yellow card stock from my stash. The toppers and diecut elements from the same card stock. The greeting is a peel off and a yellow bow was added to the seed head die cuts.
I hope you've been inspired to join the challenge. There's always a crafty gift on offer for the winner, donated from the design team.
Thank you for any comments you may leave. They are always read and appreciated.
Have a lovely Sunday and a crafty week.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

'Star Struck!' with the Dragonflies.

For our new challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies we are looking for a card with stars on it.
Here is my inspiration for you. (Photo alert)

front left
front right
I have created a card with a centre opening and decorated it with papers from my stash. The image on the inside was on my PC and I'm not sure where or how long I've had it. The stars and greeting are peel offs.
The large star on the left front is a die cut and the pink stars are gems. I googled the drama masks and cut them out and added these to the two front panels.
The stars on the right front are gems and the white lace borders are peel offs.
I hope I've inspired you to join our fun challenge which is for cards only. Link to challenge is in sidebar.
Thank you for visiting and if you've left a comment thank you again. I love reading them and appreciate them very much.
Have a lovely weekend and a great week.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Unstampabelles. 'Sets of Three'

We're midway through the month and that means more inspiration for you from the Belles for this months challenge. We are looking for sets of three. So this could be anything from layers to buttons. The optional twist is to use cardboard in your design.

Here is my inspiration for you.

I have three roses down each side of the frame and three heart gems on white heart in the centre. The cardboard element comes with the silver die cut heart and die cut silver leaf sprays. I used/recycled the silver card lid from a foil baking tray for these elements.

I hope you'll be inspired to join us. There are more inspirational creations for you at Unstampabelles challenge blog (link in sidebar) As usual there's a yummy prize on offer from Susan.

Have a lovely week and I hope the weather is being kind to you. If you leave a comment 'Thank You'. They are always read and appreciated.
Happy Crafting!
Entered the following challenge:

Monday, 11 September 2017

'Happily Ever After'

It's time for a new challenge at Ooh La La. The theme this time has been chosen by me. I love weddings and we see lots of them here in Cyprus in September. It's always a popular month but I don't know why.

Here is my inspiration for you.

I embossed some A4 white card stock and folded it landscape orientation. I die cut a trellised arch window and placed the image behind. The image is from an Ooh La La CD 'Everyday Occasions'.

On the front of the window I added a die cut latticed heart. White ribbon was placed along the top edge and a 'Wedding Day' sentiment was added. Two small arch shaped tags, with white bows, were added to each side of the window.

I hope you've been inspired to join us. There are so more fab designs on the Ooh La La challenge blog (link in sidebar).

Thank you for visiting me and if you have commented thank you again as I enjoy reading all your comments.....they are much appreciated!!

Have fun and keep crafting!!

Sunday, 10 September 2017

'CAS' at CD Sunday

Good Morning. I hope you are all enjoying a lovely weekend and the weather is being kind to you. It certainly is here as we have a small, welcoming breeze at the moment, keeping us cool.

It's time for our new challenge at CD Sunday and this time it's been chosen by Meg. She would like to see some CAS style cards but still using your CDs.

Last times challenge 'Let's Hear it for the Boys' proved to be very popular in spite of us all moaning about making cards for men! You see we can do it!! Pamela is going to have fun choosing her Top Three for this one. The winner is up on the blog now for Jane's challenge, 'Past Times'. Again we had some lovely entries making it another difficult one for Jane to choose.

Here is my inspiration for you this time.

I used white card stock from my stash to make a square card. The  front was embossed with a Jacobean patterned folder. I added a circular image from a Joanne Sheen CD 'Oriental Dreams', This was added to a die cut circle using designer paper from the same CD. I added some tiny lilac seed beads to the edge of the circle and finished it off with a die cut greeting. The diecut is a new one from Hunky Dory. I layered it on white card stock before adding it the card. So a simple but effective design.

I hope you'll pop over to visit CD Sunday  (link in side bar) and see what the rest of the team have created.

Thank you for visiting and I look forward to reading your comments which are always appreciated.

Happy weekend!!

Saturday, 9 September 2017

'Special Occassions'

It's time for a new challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies. Hilde would like you to create a card to celebrate those 'Special Occasions' in our lives.

Here is my inspiration for you:

My Special Occasion is the celebration of that special Graduation day!! I still remember mine as if it were yesterday even tho it was many, many moons ago!!
The image and verse are from CUP (sorry can't remember the designer. If you recognise it let me know and I'll give credit) The image was matted on white card stock which I embossed with a dotty folder. I finally added a tiny scroll to the bottom corner. I made it simply by rolling a tiny piece of printer paper and tied it with red ribbon from my stash.
Thank you for visiting me. Your comments are always read and appreciated. For more inspiration check out the Crafting with Dragonflies blog (link in sidebar)

Have a crafty weekend and I'll be visiting you soon!!

Sunday, 3 September 2017

'Sets of Three please the eye!' at Unstampabelles

Where is this year going to. We are into September already and dare I say, Christmas is rushing towards us too quickly for me!!

A new month and a new challenge at Unstampabelles. This time Susan wants you to think about 'Threes'. As we all know three things grouped together is more pleasing to the eye than an even number, like two or four. Why this should be I don't know but it definitely is! The optional twist is to use cardboard somewhere on your project.

Prize this month.

This is my inspiration for you.

My card was created using white card stock covered with patterned pink designer paper. I began by die cutting three butterfly along the edge of the pink designer paper. I cut a strip of card from the front of the main card before adding the pink paper to the main card, so that the butterflies came off the edge. Then I die cut three more butterflies is dark pink mirri card and placed them on top adhering one side only.
I then die cut the flowers in three different shades of pink, lightweight, card and created three flowers with three layers. I then die cut the retro Happy Birthday greeting which was from Joanne Sheen.

Behind the butterflies, on the inside of the card, I embossed some white cardboard that I'd saved from some you do!! Then adhered it onto a pink matt. Et Voila!

As usual there will be a prize from Susan for our random winner and a favourite choice by the design team.  (see prize photo at top of page) For more inspiration please pop over to Unstampabelles (link in sidebar) to see what the rest of the team have created.

Have a great week crafting and thank you for all your lovely comments. They are all read and appreciated very much.

Have fun!!