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Sunday, 19 November 2017

'Christmas Things with Wings' at CD Sunday

Good morning to you from a lovely sunny Cyprus. We can't believe the weather for November.....beautiful. It's cold at night tho so still have to have a fire on in the evening and a few more covers on the bed. But the days are lovely!

Thank you for joining our challenge last time 'Add a stamp'. Carol will choose her Top Three and let you know in two weeks. Meanwhile Jocelyn has chosen her Top Three for 'Autumn Leaves' and it's up on the blog now.

This time at CD Sunday we are asking you to think of no surprise there!! Jane wants you to add something with wings to your Christmas creation. It doesn't have to be a card. It could be a wall hanging, tree decoration ....anything really just as long as it says Christmas and you use a CD.
Don't forget there's always a super prize on offer donated by our design team.

Other exciting news too!! We are trying to go into the world of Facebook, as this seems the way to go in the future for our challenge blog. It hasn't been easy and Jane and Pamela have been tearing their hair out trying to get to grips with it all. Well done to them as I wouldn't know where to start! They may have managed it but you'll have to pop over to the main challenge blog to find out more details!!

Here is my inspiration for you.

I couldn't resist using a robin for my card this time.  I love seeing robins at Christmas time. They don't seem to appear here any other time so it's extra special when they do visit.
I started with A4 card folded and added a black matt to the front. I printed off the tartan background paper and topper from a Joanne Sheen CD ' Victorian Christmas Cards'. This was a decoupage sheet but I decided not to decoupage, thus keeping it flat for posting. The extra pieces from the sheet I used to make a leaf spray to add to the corner. The greeting strip is also from the CD.
A simple but pleasing card to make. I hope you've been inspired to join us. For more inspiration and news about Facebook please pop over to the main challenge blog (link in sidebar)
Have a great week and keep warm OR cool depending where in the world you are!!
Thank you for visiting and  thank you for any comments you leave too. Have fun!!

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Christmas....using non traditional colours

Time for our next fun challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies. As we know you'll be in full throws of Christmas card making Hilde thought it appropriate to ask you to make a Christmas card. The card must use non traditional colours a bit of a challenge .

This is my inspiration for you. My non traditional colour is ....guess what...PINK!! My favourite colour...... so no surprises there!

I am showing another card using acetate and a Hunky Dory image.  The main card is a piece of A4 acetate folded.
 TIP: You must use a heavier weight acetate or it won't stand.

I placed the image on the inside and matched up the framing on the front to create a window effect. I added strips of silver washi tape and pink and silver ribbons down the right hand side on the front
The sentiment/ verse  topper is on the back can just see it peeping through the ribbon strips.
 TIP: Ensure you leave space on this topper to enable the sender to write their name. As they obviously can't write on the acetate unless they use an indelible marker pen.

Finally I added a die cut greeting and a snowflake from a Lidl's pack of snowflake toppers.

I hope you join us for this challenge. Remember it's cards only for fun.
Enjoy your weekend.

Sunday, 5 November 2017

'It's all about the CAKE!!!'

Wow!! Where is this year going. It's November already and time for our next challenge at Unstampabelles.
This time Susan wants you to add CAKE to your creations. The twist is to use mainly Primary Colours i.e  Red, Yellow and Blue. Again a great prize on offer of a lovely embossing folder kindly donated by Susan.

Now my inspiration for you includes the cake and some primary colours added,  this is fine for the challenge but not for the twist!! Which is to use mainly Primary colours NOT add Primary colours.....but still acceptable for the main challenge......confused!!! If so then for more clarification pop over to in sidebar.....where Susan has made it much clearer than me.

Here is my 'CAKE' card!

I used an Ode to Cake image and found some KEEP CALM toppers in my stash which I added. Then I remembered the Primary Colours bit!!! and made the 'flags' and added cup cakes from a book of toppers I had purchased from my Lidls store.
Well the challenge is all about the Cake so that's fine but the twist was not used as I'd added red, yellow and blue not created the card using red, yellow and blue!! Smacked hands....No!! I had fun and don't those cakes look yummy!!
Hope you all enjoy this challenge. It runs for the whole month of November and the Christmas will be round the corner. Now there's an idea .....use a Christmas cake on your creation!!
Have fun and I look forward to visiting you soon to see all those yummy cakes!

'Take a Stamp'

It's time for our next challenge at CD Sunday. This time the challenge is to use a stamp in your creation but still using CDs as well.

 Now stamping is not one of my favourite techniques but I bit the bullet and made a Christmas card. Here it is......
I went for the simple route re adding the stamp bit!!

 I used white card stock for the main card and added the background paper from the 'House Mouse at Christmas' CD from Joanne Sheen. I printed off some blank tags from Ooh La La's 'Christmas Presence' CD. I added red ribbon to these and then randomly stamped Merry Christmas and Seasons Greetings to them in red. Et Voila!!!

So I complied with the challenge by making a CAS card but still using a CD and adding some stamping!! So it can be done. Just dust off those CDs and get out your stamps and combine the two. I'm sure you'll all make an awesome job of it. I know my fellow teamies have created some fabulous cards but me...... I went CAS!!

Thank you for popping by and any comments left are always read and appreciated. Have a crafty week!!

Pop over to the main challenge blog (link in sidebar) and be inspired!!

Saturday, 4 November 2017

'Use your stash plus bling!!'

The next fun challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies is to use your stash and add some bling!! So an easy peasy one for your. Have fun!!

This is my inspiration for you.

I have used a Debbie Moore Art Deco lady for the main image adding it to a cream floral background paper. I had some sparkly numbers in my stash with pink gems added so I put this on to the mirror. I had some sparkly letters too which I used for the first letter of the recipients name....the rest are gold peel offs. A pink rose was added to the dress and finally a 'Happy Birthday' greeting with  pink gems was added. I added more 'bling' with gold stickles on the hair ornament and trail from the rose. It really sparkles but sadly doesn't show up in piccie.

I hope you'll join us this time at Crafting with Dragonflies for this fun challenge! Remember it's cards only!

 Have fun and I look forward to visiting your blogs soon.!

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.