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Monday, 26 September 2016

#214 'Feminine'' with Ooh La La

It's time for our next challenge at Ooh La La. The theme has been chosen by Jennifer. It's a lovely girly one 'Feminine'.

This is my inspiration for you.



I used the Ooh La La CD 'Teentastique' for my DT card.  The image and background papers are all on the CD. I used white card stock to make a square card base and embossed it with a dotty folder in the Cuttle Bug. Then added the designer papers and image. Finally I added a pink ribbon and bow  and a pink gem.

For more inspiration pop over to Ooh La La (link in sidebar). The winner of the last challenge 'Anything Goes' is also there.

Have a crafty week and have fun with your 'Feminine' designs. I look forward to visiting you soon.

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Final week with the Belles

Well the weather is definitely 'on the turn' here. This is what normally happens here. One day you are still in the height of Summer then overnight Autumn blows in....literally. We are having cloudy days and rain at night!! Such a change from the long hot Summer we've been enjoying.

The challenge at Unstampabelles is into it's final week and is very apt...#61 'Changing Seasons'. The challenge can be interpreted many ways as 'Seasons' can be defined as Sporting, Weather, Rites of passage, Lifestyle changes New Home, Job, Graduation etc.  This  my inspiration for you.


It's a New Home card for a friend who is moving from a cold climate to somewhere warmer and by the beach!! I thought a beach hut would be apt....hope she appreciates it!!

I began with a landscape DL card. The sky was a cropped photo taken in France last year and I adhered torn sand paper along the bottom for the sand. I had a beach hut template which I fussy cut and paper pieced with striped paper from a paper pad in my stash. The window is silver mirri card outlined with black peel offs The bunting was snipped from some backing paper I also had in one of my paper stacks. The wooden shell and starfish have been longing to be used for eons and I have finally found a 'home' for them! Not sure where the 'New Home' was from but I found it in  my folder of sentiments and I thought the colour matched perfectly.....lucky me eh!! The For Sale sign is hand written on a snippet of white card.

I hope I've inspired you and you'll pop over to Unstampabelles (link in sidebar) to see how others have interpreted the challenge. As always there's a yummy prize on offer from Susan. Not many rules for this one except to say that it's NO stamps please digi or otherwise!!

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Midway with Unstampabelles

I can't believe we are mid way through September. The Autumnal days are fast approaching here. Although it still feels like Summer as it's so very warm.

There's still time for you to enter the challenge at Unstampabelles. We are asking you to think about changing Seasons but it doesn't have to be weather related. It could be the rites of passage season or sporting seasons.  The twist is to make it male. So a chance to make something for the male in your life....always challenging for us crafters!!

This is my inspiration for you.


It's a Graduation card. The Graduation season is almost at an end here. The students have got their results but in the UK it's usually the Autumn when they get their cap and gown.
The card is A4 folded then I snipped off half of the front to reveal the inside of the card for the verse.. I covered it with spotty background paper (not sure where it was from sorry)Then I added the image. Mounted it on the same paper with the addition of an extra mat of embossed white card. There were more toppers on the sheet so I fussy cut one and placed on the bottom left hand side.


For the inside I added the verse and rolled printer paper into a tiny scroll. Then tied it together with narrow red ribbon.

I hope I've inspired you. Don't forget there's always a great prize on offer. Pop over to Unstampabelles (link in sidebar) to see what awaits the lucky crafter!

Have fun!!

'Things with Wheels' at CD Sunday

Good Morning crafters. We are ready for another challenge over at CD Sunday. Last time Pauline asked for 'Autumnal Shades' and this proved to be popular with many of you. She's now got the task of deciding on her Top Three and it won't be easy!!

This times challenge is chosen by our lovely leader Carol. It's 'Things with Wheels'. This is my inspiration for you.


I started with green card stock and made a 8 x 8 card blank. I had a new CD from Joanne Sheen that I was wanting to try out so I browsed through the images and found the perfect one. The CD is 'Victorian Christmas Cards'. I printed off some matching backing paper and added half to the front of the card. Then matted and layered the image on top and placed it to one side. Finally adding the greeting  and some glitter.....which doesn't really show up in the photo.....got to get a better camera!

I hope I've inspired you and if you want to see more yummy creations pop over to CD Sunday (link in side bar) and see what the rest of the team have for you.

I look forward to visiting you soon and don't forget there's always a wee prize on offer for the Winner. Have fun!!


Saturday, 17 September 2016

Fairies or Fantasy with the Dragonflies

Good Morning bloggers. It's time for a new challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies. We had some interesting entries last time for Jarka's choice of theme, Music. The Top Three will be posted next week. It's Margaret's turn to choose the theme and she asked us to create a card which depicts either fairies or fantasy!!




                                                         This is my inspiration for you.



It's an On The Shelf card from CUP. A fairy elf!!


How cute is she?


If you haven't made an On the Shelf card before I can tell you that they are so easy to make and best of all for me you can get away without doing the dreaded inserts. Inserts are the bane of my life especially at Christmas. I need a new system for doing them I think. It's not the printing that's gets me its sizing them up to put them into the cards. They always need a bit of trimming to get them exact grrrr not a fave can you tell!!!

Anyway I digress, back to the challenge. You can pop over for more inspiration from the design team (link in sidebar). The challenge is open for two weeks. There are not many rules but it is a cards only challenge.

Have fun and I look forward to seeing all those lovely fairy or fantasy cards.







Monday, 12 September 2016

#213 'Anything Goes'

Good Morning crafters. It's time for a new challenge at Ooh La La. This time Janice has chosen a very popular theme' Anything Goes'. It's a while since we had this one!! Debbie selected 'Girlie' for our last challenge and we've had some wonderful Girlie cards. Pop over to OLL challenges (link in sidebar) to see if you been chosen for her Top Three and remember there's always a prize for the Top Spot!


Here is my inspiration for you.




The image is from Ooh La La's 'Everyday Occassions' CD. there are some fab images on this disc. I began with A4 card stock folded landscape orientation. Then covered it with the background paper from the CD. I chose two matching background papers and placed one along the top edge. Then I added the toppers and the greetings.....also from the CD. I had some butterfly charms on a string so I placed these along the top edge to add a bit of sparkle. Finally three matching gems were placed down the side. Eh Voila!! Finished!


I hope you'll join in this challenge and I look forward to visiting your blogs soon.
Have a crafty week!

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Unstampabelles. 'Changing Seasons'

We have the winners post up on Unstampabelles!!! Wow was this one difficult to choose the Top Three by the DTs? We had an unbelievable amount of yummy entries. Thank you everyone for taking part and over you pop to see if the winner is YOU!!! ( link in sidebar)

More inspiration for you for this months challenge and it's changing seasons. Now it doesn't have to be the traditional seasons it could be sporting seasons or rights of passage....milestones in a persons life like retirement. There's an added twist as usual and this time it's..... .Make it Male.

I decided to showcase a christening card I made for a friend's Grandson.


The image and background are from CUP and I added the two sentiments down the side panel.

There's always a lovely prize from our dear leader Susan. Look at what you might win this time!



It's a pretty embossing folder and some cute die cuts.
 
 
I hope you have a crafty week and I look forward to visiting your blogs real soon. Thank you for supporting this challenge and your comments are always much appreciated.

Sunday, 4 September 2016

'Shades of Autumn'

Wow I can't believe we are into September already !!! Those Autumn nights and Autumnal days will be along before we know it!! Which seems appropriate for our new challenge at CD Sunday chosen by Pauline 'Shades of Autumn'. Jocelyn's theme last time was 'Hot Hot Hot!. We had some great entries and she'll have her winner chosen and announced in two weeks.

My inspiration for you comes from another image on the Paula Oakley CD by Ooh La La. This is a great 'go to' CD if you want to get your mojo going. There are some inspirational images on this CD and I always find just what I'm looking for on there when I browse.

 
I started with orange card stock from Lidls....where else when you live in Paphos!! They only place that sells anything crafty!! I used two different background papers and two images of this delightful pussy printed from the CD. (Isn't he/she/ cute!) I found some shiny Autumn leaves in my stash and added three of those to finish the card. I have left the sentiment off as I'm not sure is this will be a birthday card or notelet yet.
 
Don't forget to pop over to CD Sunday (link in sidebar) for more inspiration from the team.
I hope you have a great week crafting and I look forward to visiting you soon.

'Changing Seasons' with Unstampabelles.

Another challenge at Unstampabelles and that means another month has flown by!! Wow what a lot of yummy entries we had last time and the team had great fun visiting your blogs and of course choosing their favourite. Which wasn't an easy task!!

With thoughts of a new season beginning.....Autumn here in Cyprus and Spring in Tasmania. Susan has asked the team to think about the many seasons we have throughout the year no matter where we are.

 I decided to go with the Golfing season. A golf  season  depends on the climate but for a true golfer the season never ends!!

 I created an easel card choosing an Ode to Golfing as my starting point.



I chosen a matching blue card stock for the base and the added a white matt that I had run through the Bug using the dotty embossing folder. I thought these looked like the dimples you have on golf balls. The stopper along the bottom is the same with the addition of two buttons that look like cuff links. I then double mounted 'Dad' and added this.


This is only my thoughts on the challenge but if you pop over to Unstampabelles (link in sidebar) there are many other inspirations for you. Seasons could be  Rights of Passage, Weather seasons, sporting seasons such as fishing, hunting etc. I'm sure you'll have a buzz of ideas so off you go!! Don't forget as usual there's a fab prize on offer donated by our lovely leader Susan.

 
This time it's a great embossing folder and some Sea Breeze dies. Now who wouldn't want a chance of winning those!!
 Have a great week and I'll be visiting you soon.

Saturday, 3 September 2016

'Music Music Music' with the Dragonflies!!

Yeh!! It's time for another challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies. This time our theme is chosen by Jarka nd it's 'Something to do with Music'. This is a great challenge for me as my Grand daughter is a Musician and as she always says. 'Music makes everyone feel good!' and she's right.

 This is my inspiration for you.


I started with the image from CUP designed by Christine Bell with Graphics from Shadow House Creations. I added it to a hot pink card blank and Voila!! I'm sure this will be appreciated by my Grand Daughter and Ill be adding her name and age to the card at a  later date.

Please pop over to Crafting with Dragonflies (link in sidebar) and see what the rest of the team have created to inspire you.

. Now it's your turn. I hope you enjoy and have fun creating with the Music!! See you soon!!