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Monday, 23 October 2017

'Include and Animal'

Another new week and another new challenge from Ooh La La. Last time Janice asked you to use diecuts on your creations and you didn't disappoint . We had some fab entries. Janice's Top Three is up on the challenge blog now.

This time Jennifer wants us to add and Animal to our creations.  Here is my inspiration for you.

The Ooh Lla Lla CD I've used for this one is from the Shawn Jenkins Collection. When I saw this great scene of Santa flying across the sky being pulled along by the reindeer I couldn't resist it for the challenge. I covered the card with dotted designer paper also from the CD and added a strip of another designer paper also from the Cd. This has the poem 'Twas the night before Christmas' written on it. Which I thought would very aptly go with the image.

I hope you're inspired to join us. For more fab creations pop over to see what the rest of the design team have created to inspire you. (link in sidebar|)

Have a lovely week and if you kindly leave a comment..... Thank You. They are always read and appreciated!!

Speak again soon!!

Sunday, 22 October 2017

'When Autumn Leaves Fall'

Good Morning everyone. This time at CD Sunday we are thinking of the lovely Autumnal days we are having in the Northern Hemisphere. Here in Cyprus it still feels like Summer except that it's olive picking time and that definitely tells us it's Autumn.

Last time Margaret's challenge for Doggy cards turned out to be not as popular as I thought. A bit like my 'Mellow Yellow' I think crafters must be doing Christmassy crafting earlier this year and therefore normal card making is being side stepped . Or are you just not using CDs these days!  I'm a big fan of CDs as I love  using all the fabulous artwork that has been created by some very talented artists.

The Top Three is up for 'Mellow Yellow'. So if you were brave enough to enter pop over now to see if the winner is YOU!!

Here is my inspiration for you this timer.

I always like a Note card in my stash and I thought this image was perfect to send to someone to say they were in my thoughts. The designer paper is from a Lidls pack and the front matt with verse is a Googled image. The CD I used for the back Autumnal scene is from a new me. It's Pollyanna Pickering's artwork......from 'Sketchbook Collection. Woodland Birds' by Creative Crafting World.  The strap line 'Just a note' is also from the CD.

Remember for our challenge at CD Sunday you only need to use a small amount from a CD to be in with the chance of winning a prize kindly donated by our design team. For instance if I had only used the 'Just a note' feature this would have qualified. The other rule is to remember to tell us which CD it is from. After all the artist has spent a long time creating these wonderful images for us that it's only right they should be given the credit they deserve.

I hope you'll put down the Christmas glitter and join in our Autumn challenge. Remember Halloween and Bonfire night happen when Autumn leaves start to fall so you could go along with those thoughts. I can tell you're already getting those creative juices going. For more inspiration go the challenge blog (link in sidebar) and see what the rest of the team have waiting for you.

Have a lovely weekend and I look forward to visiting you soon.

Saturday, 21 October 2017

'Just Designer papers.......No images'

Good morning crafters. Our challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies is to 'Use Designer papers only.......No image' Do you think you can do it? Yeh of course you can!! We had some lovely Pink entries last time for Pinkoctober. This is always a fave of mine as I love pink.....very girly!! The Top Three will be up on the challenge blog next weekend. So fingers crossed it may be you!!

Here is my inspiration for you this time.

Well I went bright didn't I ? So out of my comfort zone with brights!! But I had some yummy designer paper from Hunky Dory which I couldn't resist using. The card style is a swing card. Always tricky to do and I won't begin to try to explain technique as there are lots of videos on Youtube showing you how much better than I could ever do. The chevron strip is also a card strip from the Hunky Dory pack. I don't know about you but when I get my packs from them I use every scrap that's in there e.g. edgings, frames, etc. It all gets used.....such good value for crafters and the quality is second to none! I die cut Happy Birthday and the frame from the pack also. Finally I finished it off with some sparkly gems.

I hope I've inspired you to join us. For more inspiration pop over to see the creations from the design won't be disappointed. (Link to challenge blog in sidebar) Don't forget this is a fun challenge and it's cards only.

I hope you have lots planned for the weekend. The weather here is amazing for October....warm sunny days. The olive picking is in full flow this month and sitting under the olive trees in the shade is heavenly!

Take care and I look forward to visiting you soon.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Midway at Unstampabelles

Good evening or Good Morning whichever hemisphere, of this wonderful world, you are in.
We are mid way through our challenge at Unstampabelles. This time it's Tic Tac Toe.
TWIST: Journal about your decision making


 Instructions: You must chose only one row across or down or diagonally - remember three in a row

There's a fab prize on offer too.

Lots of yummy goodies donated by our generous leader Susan.

Here is my inspiration for you this time.

It's a First Wedding Anniversary card . I followed the grid and used the middle vertical line Lace, Bling and Die Cuts.

I had the background paper in my stash . It had a lace border down the side, so this was my starting point for the Tic Tac Toe grid.  The two doves were part of the backing paper, so perfect for a Wedding Anniversary card.

 I added bling to the two hearts and die cut the sentiment 'Congratulations'. There is also some 'bling' on the number 1. I computer generated the names and Anniversary in pink to match the heart and sentiment. Et Voila!

I hope you'll enjoy this fun challenge this time. There is still time to enter and for more inspiration pop over to the Unstampabelles challenge blog (link in sidebar) The main rule for this challenge is not to use stamps including digis.

Have a great crafty week!!

Monday, 9 October 2017

Ooh La La new challenge.

Good morning it's time for our next challenge at Ooh La La.

 Before I show you my inspiration I would like to say a big thank you to Pauline our leader who is stepping down from her role to concentrate on her lovely family. We will miss you Pauline and all your inspirational creations.I wish you well in all you do in the future. We have the lovely Wendi, who is the founder of Ooh La La, stepping into the role of leader this month. So please show her some love by popping over to the Ooh La La shop. (link below)

This time we are looking for all those yummy die cuts that you add to your cards. 

Here is my inspiration for you.

I made my card using a new shape.....well new to me. It's a Four Fold Card. The main card is white card stock from my stash and the green matts are from a Lidl's pack. The Ooh La Lla CD I used was Fleur d' Imagination. You can find it here ooh-la-la-creations

 The pink floral matts are from the CD and I die cut flowers from the designer paper. I also printed off an image and sentiment from the CD.

The white trailing ivy leaves are made using a Joanne Sheen die. The Happy Birthday die cut was created from the same designer paper. The die again came from Joanne Sheen.

I hope you've been inspired. For more lovely creations pop over to the challenge blog (link in sidebar) and see what the rest of the design team have created.

Thank you for visiting. Have a lovely week and take care!

Sunday, 8 October 2017

CD Sunday and a new challenge!

Well it's time for a new challenge at CD Sunday....doesn't time fly. There weren't many entrants for 'Mellow Yellow' last time....does that colour not appeal lol!!! Or are you too busy making the dreaded Christmas cards!! Anyway the entries we had were lovely, making my task of choosing a winner more difficult! Talking of winners Meg has chosen her Top Three for the CAS challenge and they are up on the blog now (link in sidebar)

Now on to this fortnights challenge chosen by Margaret. It's 'For the love of dogs'. I'm sure you'll all love this one as we are a nation of animal lovers and doggy cards are always popular.

Here is my inspiration for you.

The image and designer papers are from an Ooh La La  CD 'A Passion for Fashion'.  The 'True Friend' sentiment is from a Joanne Sheen CD. I used gold peel offs for the Happy Birthday greeting. There was a smaller image also on the same sheet as the larger one so I made a small matching gift tag with this.
I hope you'll be inspired to join us this fortnight.
The rules are easy to follow.....simply use something from a CD when you make your card or anything else crafty and give credit to the CD.
It can be any element from a CD...... as small or as large as you like. So a tiny sentiment will suffice as long as you tell us which CD it's from you'll be in with a chance of a yummy prize kindly donated by Margaret. No digis or downloads either please x We are CD Sunday after all!!
Have a fun week and take care in this crazy world folks!! Thank you for visiting.

Saturday, 7 October 2017

'Pinktober' with the Dragonflies

Good morning crafters. It's time for a newe challemnge at Crafting with Dragonflies. We had some lovely entries last fortnight for our 'Stars' challenge. The winner will be on the blog next weekend.

This time we are thinking of everyone who has or is suffering from the dreadful disease Cancer. As October is now Breast Cancer awareness month Hilde wanted us to make some Pinktober cards. Here is my inspiration for you.

My card is a simple CAS style. I used some lovely designer paper from Trimcraft. One of my crafters won a fabulous pack of goodies from them recently and she kindly shared her stash with us at the Craft Group. This is one of the papers. The sentiment was Googled. It's anonymous so I can't give it any further credit. The pink bow was also part of the image.

Please pop over to Crafting with Dragonflies (link in sidebar) for more inspiration from the Designn Team. Don't forget this a fun challenge and it's cards only.

Thank you for visiting and any comments you leave are always read and appreciated. Have a lovely weekend and stay safe!

Sunday, 1 October 2017

'Tic Tac Toe' at Unstampabelles

A new month and a new challenge at Unstampabelles. This time it's Tic Tac Toe. Please pop over to the challenge blog to see the grid with lots of yummy choices!! (link in sidebar) The twist is to journal about your decision making. As always there is a fab prize on offer donated by our lovely leader Susan.

Wow!! How generous is this prize. Now who wouldn't want to win these yummy goodies!

                                 Here is my inspiration for you using 'Lace, Bling and Diecuts.'

This card was made at one of the sessions with my Craft Group. I wanted them to try and create a card using acetate.

 So acetate was used as the main body of the card. The acetate is heavy so stands easily. We experimented with lighter acetate but it was too flimsy to stand up.

 Now for the fun part.....adding the embellishments. With the Unstampabelles challenge in mind I decided to use some lace ribbon that I had purchased recently at one of the local shops that sells all things homemade and shabby chic. The 'Happy Christmas' greeting was a diecut purchased from Joanne Sheen's online shop. I added bling/ tiny gems to the central image which was purchased from Hunky Dory. The snowflake is a peel off from a Lidls pack. Peeping through on the back of the card you can just see another image which is a greeting also from Hunky Dory. I created a frame using straight line silver peels to the front of the card.

Something a bit different for my group. Their creations were successful and very pleasing. A fun session!

I hope you'll be inspired to join our challenge. The grid for Tic Tac Toe is on the main challenge blog (link in sidebar) There you'll find more inspiration from the Design Team.

Have a great crafty week. Thank you for visiting. Any comments you may leave are always read and appreciated. Thank you!