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Sunday, 17 September 2017

Unstampabelles. 'Sets of Three'

We're midway through the month and that means more inspiration for you from the Belles for this months challenge. We are looking for sets of three. So this could be anything from layers to buttons. The optional twist is to use cardboard in your design.

Here is my inspiration for you.



I have three roses down each side of the frame and three heart gems on white heart in the centre. The cardboard element comes with the silver die cut heart and die cut silver leaf sprays. I used/recycled the silver card lid from a foil baking tray for these elements.

I hope you'll be inspired to join us. There are more inspirational creations for you at Unstampabelles challenge blog (link in sidebar) As usual there's a yummy prize on offer from Susan.


 
Have a lovely week and I hope the weather is being kind to you. If you leave a comment 'Thank You'. They are always read and appreciated.
Happy Crafting!
 
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Monday, 11 September 2017

'Happily Ever After'

It's time for a new challenge at Ooh La La. The theme this time has been chosen by me. I love weddings and we see lots of them here in Cyprus in September. It's always a popular month but I don't know why.

Here is my inspiration for you.


I embossed some A4 white card stock and folded it landscape orientation. I die cut a trellised arch window and placed the image behind. The image is from an Ooh La La CD 'Everyday Occasions'.

On the front of the window I added a die cut latticed heart. White ribbon was placed along the top edge and a 'Wedding Day' sentiment was added. Two small arch shaped tags, with white bows, were added to each side of the window.

I hope you've been inspired to join us. There are so more fab designs on the Ooh La La challenge blog (link in sidebar).

Thank you for visiting me and if you have commented thank you again as I enjoy reading all your comments.....they are much appreciated!!

Have fun and keep crafting!!

Sunday, 10 September 2017

'CAS' at CD Sunday

Good Morning. I hope you are all enjoying a lovely weekend and the weather is being kind to you. It certainly is here as we have a small, welcoming breeze at the moment, keeping us cool.

It's time for our new challenge at CD Sunday and this time it's been chosen by Meg. She would like to see some CAS style cards but still using your CDs.

Last times challenge 'Let's Hear it for the Boys' proved to be very popular in spite of us all moaning about making cards for men! You see we can do it!! Pamela is going to have fun choosing her Top Three for this one. The winner is up on the blog now for Jane's challenge, 'Past Times'. Again we had some lovely entries making it another difficult one for Jane to choose.

Here is my inspiration for you this time.





I used white card stock from my stash to make a square card. The  front was embossed with a Jacobean patterned folder. I added a circular image from a Joanne Sheen CD 'Oriental Dreams', This was added to a die cut circle using designer paper from the same CD. I added some tiny lilac seed beads to the edge of the circle and finished it off with a die cut greeting. The diecut is a new one from Hunky Dory. I layered it on white card stock before adding it the card. So a simple but effective design.

I hope you'll pop over to visit CD Sunday  (link in side bar) and see what the rest of the team have created.

Thank you for visiting and I look forward to reading your comments which are always appreciated.

Happy weekend!!

Saturday, 9 September 2017

'Special Occassions'

It's time for a new challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies. Hilde would like you to create a card to celebrate those 'Special Occasions' in our lives.

Here is my inspiration for you:


My Special Occasion is the celebration of that special Graduation day!! I still remember mine as if it were yesterday even tho it was many, many moons ago!!
The image and verse are from CUP (sorry can't remember the designer. If you recognise it let me know and I'll give credit) The image was matted on white card stock which I embossed with a dotty folder. I finally added a tiny scroll to the bottom corner. I made it simply by rolling a tiny piece of printer paper and tied it with red ribbon from my stash.
Thank you for visiting me. Your comments are always read and appreciated. For more inspiration check out the Crafting with Dragonflies blog (link in sidebar)

Have a crafty weekend and I'll be visiting you soon!!

Sunday, 3 September 2017

'Sets of Three please the eye!' at Unstampabelles

Where is this year going to. We are into September already and dare I say, Christmas is rushing towards us too quickly for me!!

A new month and a new challenge at Unstampabelles. This time Susan wants you to think about 'Threes'. As we all know three things grouped together is more pleasing to the eye than an even number, like two or four. Why this should be I don't know but it definitely is! The optional twist is to use cardboard somewhere on your project.

Prize this month.



This is my inspiration for you.



My card was created using white card stock covered with patterned pink designer paper. I began by die cutting three butterfly along the edge of the pink designer paper. I cut a strip of card from the front of the main card before adding the pink paper to the main card, so that the butterflies came off the edge. Then I die cut three more butterflies is dark pink mirri card and placed them on top adhering one side only.
I then die cut the flowers in three different shades of pink, lightweight, card and created three flowers with three layers. I then die cut the retro Happy Birthday greeting which was from Joanne Sheen.


Behind the butterflies, on the inside of the card, I embossed some white cardboard that I'd saved from some packaging.....as you do!! Then adhered it onto a pink matt. Et Voila!

As usual there will be a prize from Susan for our random winner and a favourite choice by the design team.  (see prize photo at top of page) For more inspiration please pop over to Unstampabelles (link in sidebar) to see what the rest of the team have created.

Have a great week crafting and thank you for all your lovely comments. They are all read and appreciated very much.

Have fun!!

Monday, 28 August 2017

OLL Challenge 'Lace'

Time for a new challenge at Ooh La La. The theme 'Lace ' has been chosen by our teamie Tez.

Here is my inspiration for you.


I have used the Ooh La La CD 'Say it with words' for the main image.

 I wrapped some lace ribbon around the centre of the pinky red card matt and then I placed the image on top. I die cut a lacey border and placed it down two sides of the image. The matt was then adhered to the main card which was made from A4 white card stock. The retro 'Happy Birthday' die cut is from Joanne Sheen and cut from the same pinky red card.

I hope you'll be tempted to join our challenge. Link in sidebar to the rest of the teams inspiration for you. Prize on offer is two digs from the OLL shop.

Have a great week and I'll be visiting you all soon.

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Crafting with Dragonflies

Time for a new challenge at Crafting with dragonflies. This time it's 'Birthday cards with a cake or cakes'. Here's my inspiration for you.


I made a pop up box card using some card stock from my stash. I added cup cake toppers from apack of papers I bought at Lidls store.

The paper and card making stuff from this store is a life line for us crafters here in Cyprus as we have to buy the majority of our goodies on line or rely on friends going back to the UK for family time. Beware anyone who says 'Can I bring you anything back' Answer is usually a shipping order!! Craft shops are very, very thin on the ground here. Basically it's bookstores and stationary shops only.

I hand cut the balloons and candles. The 'Happy Birthday' sentiment is cut using a retro Happy Birthday die from Joanne Sheen. This is another online store that is used often by us crafters as the postage is free over a certain amount. Whoopppeee!!Finally the gold 'streamers' were hand cut slivers of gold paper curled with scissors.

I hope you have fun making your cards and don't forget this is a card only challenge for fun. I look forward to visiting you soon.