Guest DT Member for City Crafter ” On Cloud Nine “

Hello one and all.

I was so excited and a little overwhelmed to have won the Fantastic Plastic challenge at City Crafter a few weeks ago my prize being guest designer for their latest challenge

Cloud Nine

CCCB #304

I love to make shadow boxes and that immediately came to mind when I saw the inspiration photo.

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I used a small Ribba frame from IKEA as the base , the clouds were cut with my Cameo using vellum,acetate and card, some were coloured with Pan Pastels and some were printed. The angel and the outer black frame were also cut with my Cameo. I didn’t like the shape of the frame so made my own and adhered it to the front this part actually took me longer than making the rest of the inserts !

If you would like to see a tutorial on how I made something similar you can see it here there are lots of photos to help guide you through


This is what it looks light lit from behind I have it on a shelf in my craft room lit with a strip light also from IKEA.

Here’s another interpretation of the theme in card form this time


I made a mask with some of the leftover clouds from the shadow box and used Pan Pastels to make the clouds both blue and pink, yes I have pink clouds where I live. The robot is Hero arts with a touch of glossy accents the sentiment stitched border and rocket are all from my darling Cameo.

I see that CASolgy has another great theme for this week

Week 190 - Weather-1

So I’m entering my shadow box

I do hope you will join us at City Crafter this week the DT has once again produced some amazing art to inspire us all and I look forward to seeing your wonderful projects

Wishing you all a fabulous day

Take care


Less is More: What’s outside your window

Hello to one and all from sunny Thessaloniki !

The sun is out the sky is blue  and its time for another challenge over at Less is More

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What’s outside your window

WASHING !!!!!!!

I was sitting in the kitchen at the time and that was my view but I couldn’t find anything washing related so I went for the next best thing.

The pets !



Actually I don’t own a cat but I do have three doglets who are often on the other side of the glass especially on lovely warm days like today.

I don’t have much of a view from my apartment but thought I would share a view from my summer home……roll on summer

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This is Molly and Bailey , Rosy the porker was feeling a little camera shy today and refused to co-operate .

Super simple card although I did have to cut those blinds several times to get them the way I wanted , curtesy of my darling Cameo of course.

Do pop over to Less is More as once again the DT have worked its magic lots of wonderful inspiration.

Right I’m off to get that washing in its really spoiling the view !

Have a wonderful weekend

Take care


CASology Week 189 DOODLE

Hello to one and all !

There’s been lots to celebrate at “The Pap” residence of late hence the quietness of my blog. First off being showcased at Less is More for their texture challenge, big shock for me  and it was one of those picking yourself off the floor moments, I’m glad to say no damage was done (to the floor) !

Another reason to partay  was at the weekend Mr P and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary . We had three wonderful days away with friends in the mountains in Zagori Greece where we visited the highest gorge in the world. Unfortunately the weather was rather inclement to say the least a blown out tyre and having to be rescued and brought home plus four new tyres didn’t manage to bring us down. We still managed to have a ball it was definitely a trip to remember


Here’s me being all coy at lovely village called Papigo.


We had to get up this road in order for me to be all coy ( and have lunch ) in the above photo


This is a photo of the Bikos river at the foot of the gorge couldn’t believe the colour !

Now being the bad crafter I am I’m always late with cards for family members and I was really stumped making a card for Mr P . I wanted something simple I made two cards and took them with me in the hope that I would choose one whilst I was away , as it turned out I didn’t like either of them so the poor man didn’t get one !!!! how bad am I !!!

Having said that upon my return I saw that CASology’s cue card was DOODLE and that gave me an idea

Week 189 - Doodle


Two doodled owls popped up on foam and a doodle border. The sentiment sums up exactly  how I feel about my man, who would have thought that a holiday romance could last all of these years !

Here’s another I made with the help of my Cameo and a piece of bevelled glass.


Please do pop over to CASology as always the DT have created some amazing and inspiring cards for your delectation .If you’ve gotten this far and I hope you have I just wanted to share some ” proper ” doodling by my son Alexi he did this whilst he was watching a movie using my supplies.


Well thats all from me wishing you all a wondeful day

Take care