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Monday, 17 July 2017

'Landscapes'

Another challenge begins today at Ooh La La. The theme is 'Landscapes' chosen by Lynn.
Here is my inspiration for you.

 
The Ooh La La CD I used is an old one, 'Watercolour Memories'. There are some wonderful landscape images on this CD and most look like handpainted pastel paintings.....very naturalistic.
 
The background paper and image are both from the CD. The greeting is a die cut from white card stock. The die is a retro 'Happy Birthday' from Joanne Sheen.
 
For more inspiration pop over to OLL challenges (link in sidebar). The Top Three will be chosen in two weeks time by Lynn and the prize is two digis from OLL.
 
Hope you have lots of lovely things planned for this week. Enjoy!!

Sunday, 16 July 2017

'Everyday is Special.

A great challenge is currently available at Unstampabelles. Susan would like to see creations that celebrate any event as all days are special. The twist is to use a lot of colour. There's a great prize on offer as usual.


Here is my inspiration for you.
 
 
                                                   Celebrating Girl Power every day!!

A simple card using white card stock, a matt of cerise pink and a very dramatic colourful image from my picture stash!!

I hope you'll be joining us this month. We've had some great entries so far but we are only midway through the month so plenty of time to get those creative juices flowing!!

Have a great week and have fun creating!!

'Celebration'

Good morning from a scorching hot Cyprus!!! We are still having a heatwave and it's still unbearably  sticky,wet and humid on the coast, especially in the evenings. Thank goodness we live higher up in the hills.

This fortnight at CD Sunday we have another challenge for you, 'Celebration', chosen by Jocelyn. Last time it was 'Up the Garden Path' and not many entries. It's always harder to choose a winner when there are fewer entries but someone will be very lucky and receive a great prize for winning. No idea why we had so few entries.....maybe you are all on holiday or watching the tennis!!

Here is my inspiration for you this time.

 Time to celebrate a wedding. June is traditionally the month for weddings so I expect we'll see a few more entries this time. You could however be Celebrating any occasion.....birthdays, new baby, new home, new job, retirement, graduation....lots of ideas come to mind so plenty of scope to inspire you.

I used the CD 'Victorian Weddings' by Debbie Moore for my card. I began with a pre cut shaped card which I embossed with a Jacobean patterned embossing folder. Printed off the image and sentiment and adhered them to the card front. I added gems to the corners and pearls on the sentiment.

I hope you'll be inspired to join us this time. Remember you must use a CD to be in with a chance of a prize and tell us in your post where the CD is from. Non CD entries will be acceptable but you will only be chosen to receive a prize if you've used a CD.

I hope you are having a lovely weekend. Have fun!

Saturday, 15 July 2017

'Vintage / Shabby Chic'

There's a new challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies this fortnight. It's Vintage/Shabby Chic. So lots of scope to make those yummy cards!!

Here is my inspiration for you.

 
                                        This a pop and twist card made to order for a friend.
                                            I used a variety of papers and images for this.
 
 
(Warning photo alert!!)
 

 
reverse of card.
 
 
Verse is computer generated ....adapted from CD Greeting Card Factory.
 
I hope you've been inspired to join us. For more yummy cards visit Crafting with Dragonflies (link in sidebar)
 
Friendly rule reminder: This is a fun challenge and only one entry per person allowed please.
 
Have a wonderful weekend whatever you are doing!



Friday, 7 July 2017

' Up the garden path'

Good morning crafters. Sorry I've been absent but life gets in way of crafting at times. I'm now on a major blog catch up!

This is the latest challenge at CD Sunday 'Up the garden path'. I have used a CD from Joanne Sheen and the artwork of Janet Kruskamp for my inspiration for you.


The card began life as a piece of A4 white card stock. The background is actually the insert from the CD. I placed the image centrally and added a greeting from the CD and a die cut to one side. There were some smaller images on the same sheet so I created a gift tag too.

I hope you'll be inspired to join us at CD Sunday. There are the usual rules plus the important one to use a CD and give credit to the CD.

Off now to do more catching up and trying to keep cool in this hot, hot, hot, heatwave !! Phewwwwww!