Sunday, 29 April 2018

CD Sunday 'Anything Goes'

Good Morning. I hope life is being kind to you and having a relaxing weekend. It was a our Birthday Sketch challenge last time. Thank you to all who entered. The results will be up on the main challenge blog next Sunday. Fingers crossed you were a winner!!
This time it was my turn to choose the theme and I went for an old favourite 'Anything Goes'. Here is my inspiration for you.

                                              I used a  CD from Debbie Moore 'Victorian Weddings'

I started with white card stock and cut out two frames....for front and back. Then adhered them at the top to create a tent style fold. I added the image to the centre and the sentiment strip from the CD. Finally a row of gems were added to the top and bottom of the card.

I hope you'll be inspired to join us. For more lovely creations please pop over to the main challenge blog (link in sidebar) 

Don't forget there's always a yummy prize on offer. This is a CD challenge so something from a CD, however small, must be used and please tell us which CD it is from.

Have fun!!

Saturday, 28 April 2018

'Twisted Easel' with the Dragonflies

Good Morning. A very quick post from me today as I'm scheduling lots because I have decided to leave the island to visit my friends and family in the UK for a couple of months.
The challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies is for a Twisted Easel card.
Here is my inspiration for you. This is made using some new stash from Hunky Dory. It's part of their Easter Range.

There are lots of tutorials on Youtube if you want to see how to make a simple Twisted Easel Card.......much better than my explanation. But it really is easy!!

I hope you enjoy this challenge. Don't forget it's a card only challenge and for fun only!! Link in sidebar to challenge blog.

Have fun!!

Sunday, 15 April 2018

CD Sunday..... Sketch challenge .....theme 'Birthdays'

Good Morning and a very Happy Birthday to CD Sunday. It is our 8th Birthday. Also it is a special birthday for  our lovely leader Carol. ''Happy ???? Birthday Carol. I hope you have a lovely day and are thoroughly spoilt!!!'' There are special prizes on offer for this special Birthday challenge. Please pop over to CD Sunday (link in sidebar)to take a peep at the prize.
For this challenge Carol has chosen a Sketch for us to follow.
                                                Here is my interpretation of the sketch.

                                         Using the CD by  Debbie Moore 'Elegant Moments'

I started with white card stock folded landscape orientation. Then covered it with designer paper from the CD. I die cut a scalloped frame for the image . This was added to the border strips which you can also find on the CD. To the corner I added some embellishments from the CD and finally the sentiment to the other border strip.

I hope you'll be tempted to join us. As usual there's a yummy prize on offer. Pop over to the main challenge blog for more inspiration. Don't forget to use something from a CD, however small, and tell us which CD you've used.

Have fun!!

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Dragonflies 'Dies and Punches'

Good Morning. Another quick scheduled post from me.
It's time for another challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies. This time we like you to use dies or/and punches for your creation.
Here is my inspiration for you.

I started with embossed white card stock. The corners are die cut, as are the hearts ....bottom right....The trellis arch and larger heart are also die cuts. Also the greeting 'Congratulations'. The card was finished off with gems and a ribbon bow. The photograph peeping through the trellis window is of the happy couple.

For more inspiration please pop over to Crafting with Dragonflies (link in sidebar)
Remember this is a cards only challenge for fun.

Have a lovely weekend and take care.

Sunday, 1 April 2018

CD Sunday 'No Patterened Papers'

Good Morning crafters. I hope you are enjoying your Easter weekend. Happy Easter to you all.
I have scheduled this post so not sure what the weather will be like but if you're in the UK I hope there's some sunshine as I'm visiting there at the moment. Catching up with friends and family !!
At CD Sunday this fortnight our challenge is for you to make something that does not make use of patterned papers. It has been chosen by Meg. Ooohhh a bit of a challenge eh! But go on I know you can do it.
Here is my inspiration for you. (Appropriately for this time of the year I have made my challenge card as an Easter card.)

CD Joanne Sheen ' Hollyhill Pond'
I have used a new me. It's quite simply card stock folded tent style with the bottom corners folded back then covered with a matt to hide the join!! I covered the inside with paper from a Lidl's pad. I used a border embossing folder for the top strip and a damask folder for the 'triangle' matt. The tag was an image from the CD 'Holly Hill Pond' from Joanne Sheen. I die cut card with a scalloped oval die then added the image. Then I added some ribbon to the top so the tag can be removed easily. This is where I'll put my hand written message. The Easter egg baskets were snippets from the decoupage sheet on this CD. The sentiment tag is also on this CD and as there is a facility to add your own text I was able to add my own greeting.
A view showing how the card stands up.
I hope you'll be inspired to join us for this challenge. For more inspiration pop over to the main challenge blog (link in sidebar) and see what the rest of he team have made. Last time's challenge winner for 'Rabbit Rabbit' will be announced next Sunday.
Don't forget there's always a great prize on offer and the main rule is that you must use something from a CD and tell us what it is.
Have fun!!

'Unstampabelles' new challenge for April.

Happy Easter to you all. I hope you are enjoying your Easter festivities with your family and friends.

A new month and a new challenge from Unstampabelles. This time we would like to see your creations using vellum or acetate. The twist is to create a new view to look at.

This is my inspiration for you.

I have made a Wedding card for two people who will be looking at life from a new perspective now that they are beginning a new life together.

The main A4 card was embossed with my favourite A4 embossing folder in the Jacobean design. The main image is a cut and emboss die which is new and recently purchased in the UK by one of our crafters for the group to use. I added acetate to the open aperture which I embossed with a raindrops embossing folder. I then placed a silver matt of mirri card behind the acetate. The bride and groom were die cut and adhered to the acetate. The greeting was computer generated and double mounted on silver mirri card.

I hope you'll be inspired to join us. Don't forget there is always a yummy prize on offer kibndly donated by our lovely leader Susan. Click the link in the sidebar for Unstampabelles to see what it is and to also see the creations the rest of the design team have made. Remember also NO STAMPS please as this is a challenge from UNSTAMPabelles!!

Have fun!!