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Sunday, 18 March 2018

Midway at 'Unstampabelles'

Good Evening everyone. We are halfway through our challenge at Unstampabelles. This month we are asking you to decorate something wooden and the Twist is 'Get messy with paint'

There are lots of wooden things you might like to paint or some may be in need of some TLC. You could use wooden embellishments or simply a twig or branch from the garden of hedgerow. What about a wooden spoon, spatula, picture frame? Any of these would be suitable.

Here is my inspiration for you.

I used some wooden letters that I had a box of from eons ago. The person the card was for is a dolls house maker so I thought something made from wood was appropriate. The messy paint bit came when I added gold paint to them. The paint just sunk into the wood and even after several coats still looked a drab yucky colour!!.....dull gold I suppose. I added a matt of embossed old gold to the front cover ands a 'belly band' and 'Happy Birthday' of mirri gold.

                                                              This is a pop and twist card.


You can get a die to cut the pop and twist cards but I just use my own measurements and design......quite easy really once you've done a few I have!! Lots of tutorials on Youtube if you want to have a go!! Great fun!!

Please pop over to Unstampabelles for more inspiration. ( Link in sidebar)

There's always a yummy prize on offer for this challenge and don't forget NO STAMPS please including digis. We are UNSTAMPabelles!

Have fun!!

Cd Sunday 'Rabbit Rabbit'

Good Morning everyone. I hope you are tucked up warm indoors and the snow has finally disappeared if you are living in the Northern Hemisphere. I know you are coming into Autumn days Down Under so it may cooling down there too.
It's time for s new challenge at CD Sunday. Jane chose 'In the Wild' for our theme last time . We had some lovely entries and her Top Three will be on the CD Sunday blog next Sunday. This time it's Pamela's turn and she has chosen 'Rabbit Rabbit'. This shouldn't be too difficult for you with Spring around the corner and those Easter bunnies arriving soon!!
Here is my inspiration for you.

I have chosen the CD from the Bebunni Love Collection by Crafters Companion.
I started with white card stock and embossed a white matt  with a lovely Jacaobean design folder. Then I die cut  some edging and made a frame. I also used this framing around the image. I added some die cut hearts to the corners of the image and scattered some across the bottom of the card. The greeting was in my stash....not sure where it was from but it may be from a CUP design.
I hope you'll be inspired to join us. Don't forget there's always a prize on offer donated by the design team . Please remember this is a CD challenge so you need to use something from a CD and tell us which CD you have used. Also it doesn't have to be a card it could be anything as long as it follows the challenge theme and you use a CD. I'm thinking Easter baskets or bonnets would be fun this time!!
So get your thinking caps on and join in our challenge. Go on you know you can do it!!
Have Fun!!

Saturday, 17 March 2018

'Easter' with the Dragonflies.

Our new challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies is very appropriate for this time of the year so we are expecting lots of lovely entries. Yes it's 'Easter'!!

Here is my inspiration for you.

I started with a yellow DL card blank that I'd had in my stash for eons. I added a matt of green then hung a wooden plaque from the top with some green and yellow ribbon. The plaque is held in place at the top only so it swings freely and can be removed with ease. So it can double up as a gift. I added a wooden butterfly on to the knot of the bow. Finally I added the greeting, which was printed from a Joanne Sheen CD.

I hope you'll be tempted to join us and I look forward to seeing your yummy Easter cards. Don't forget this is a fun challenge for cards only.

Have fun!!

Sunday, 4 March 2018


An new month and a new challenge from Unstampabelles. This time Susan would like you to use something wooden with the added twist of  getting messy with paints.

Here is my inspiration for you.

This small wooden box was painted with a coating of plum coloured paint and then a top layer of cream paint. I then sanded it to create a 'shabby chic' effect. I then added the 'Lavender' images using decoupage papers. They were allied with varnish then when dry I sanded them to create a worn look.

                                       The same method was used on the inside of the box.

I hope you'll be tempted to join us for this challenge. As always there's a great prize on offer. This time it's embossing folders and some yummy lace donated by our lovely team member Dale. Thank you Dale x

Have Fun!!!

'In The Wild'

Good Morning everyone.. I hope you are managing to cope with the snowstorms in the UK. It's an ideal time to stay in the warmth and craft! It'll stop you from going stir crazy if you can't get out of your front door!!

The new challenge at CD Sunday is 'In the Wild' chosen by Jane. You can certainly let your imagination 'run wild' with this one....sorry couldn't resist the pun!!

Carol's winner for the last challenge. 'Up Up and Away' will be on the CD Sunday challenge blog next week. (link in sidebar)

Here is my inspiration for you this time.

I used a CD from Creative Crafting World. The artwork is by Pollyanna Pickering. It's the Woodland Birds Sketchbook Collection Chapter IV. I chose to use the post card section for my make this time. I plan to make a set of these and put them in a box as a this space!!

As always the rule for our challenge is to use a CD and tell us which one you've used.

I hope you'll be inspired to join us this fortnight for another great challenge.

 Don't forget there's always a prize on offer from our design team.

Have fun!!

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Crafting with Dragonflies

Good Morning crafters. Today we have a new challenge for you at Crafting with Dragonflies. Hilde has chosen the theme of 'Birds'. We had some very interesting folds from you all for our last challenge. I really enjoyed visiting your blogs and seeing what you had created. I do love a different fold!!

Here is my inspiration for you his time.

This was made using a new fold for me. It's a top folded card with the two bottom front corners turned back to create a pocket. I covered it with some new papers from Hunky Dory and created the 'bird' tag with an image I had in my stash.....sorry not sure who designed this but it is lovely. I embossed some white card stock and placed it over the seam on the front of the pocket.

More pics.

'Bird' tag
I hope you all have a lovely weekend planned. And for those trying to cope with the snowstorms in the UK ....please take care and only venture out if it's really necessary!! A great time to craft eh folks!!
Thank you in advance if you are leaving a comment. They are all read and appreciated.
Have fun.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Midway at 'Unstampabelles'

We have started off our 2018 challenges with the ever popular 'Anything Goes' and we are midway through the month of February already!!

The TWIST this time is to use something new from your stash  that you got over the Christmas break
which you can have purchased yourself or been given it. Don't forget this is UNstampabelles so NO STAMPS please.
Here is my midway inspiration for you.
The card was made with white card stock embossed with a large A2 dotty folder. The central image was from a new CD 'Bebunni Love Collection' by Crafters Companion. The LOVE strip across the bottom was from a new paper pad from Lidls. I used a border die cut to edge the image and added two die cut hearts to the top corners. To finish I scattered tiny die cuts across the image.
I hope you'll be inspired to join us this month. As usual there is a lovely prize on offer donated by Susan.
This time it's a very useful leaf spray die.
Have a great week and I look forward to visiting your blog soon.