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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Winners Post Challenge #38

Hilde challenged us to create 
ANYTHING BUT A CARD
 and to add to it a

DRAGONFLY (or two or three)
This could be a 3D Dragonfly, or a drawing, or a picture, a die cut...as long as we could easily see it 

Our sponsor was also Hilde!!

....and the winner is # 1 Creations by Shirl...





Hilde says: What I like about the winners design, is that it is practical and just gorgeous and well made and beautiful use of dragonflies....



 So Shirley, please contact Hilde to find out what your prize might be and don't forget to collect the winners tab from the top bar.

What is happening this week? Well. by now you probably know that this is the last week of the Crafting with Dragonflies challenges, as Hilde is not well enough to go on with this - find out details in last weeks blog.

Our last challenge is #39


the theme for this is 
Anything Goes, 
with the option of Farewell/Goodbye

Our sponsor is Pickled Potpourri


We already have a dozen cards entered in this - why not have a go and be part of our final challenge to say goodbye to Hilde and the team.


Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Challenge # 39 : Anything goes/Option with Farewell/Goodbye theme - our last challenge

Hi everyone, I hope you all had a great week so far, and the world has been kind to you ...

I have some news to share today....
with great sadness I have to announce that this will be our last Challenge. I am so sorry to close down after only 18 months, but life has thrown me a few curve balls of late, and I need to get my priorities right...As some of you may be aware that I have had a setback with my health and will need to totally focus on getting well again.

This challenge blog and my own personal blog have been my saving grace...when things were tough I always had that release to concentrate on the blogs, but now I have a much bigger challenge ahead of me, and as much as I will miss you all and the wonderful Dragonflies, it's time to say Goodbye.
I really do appreciate everyone that has followed this blog and was very torn to keep going or not...but sometimes you have to make the hard decision....

You have all been so supportive and wonderful. I feel like I have so many new friends, its's been amazing how we can connect over the internet.....life is full of surprises.
We will also be moving house and renovating......just to add to my list.

There is a season for everything, and my new season has opened up with a bunch of major changes....so I am embracing everything new and different......
Change can only be brought about if we are willing to get out of our comfort zone...one can't expect anything to change if you keep doing the same ol thing....mmmmh!

So the theme for our last challenge is 
Anything Goes, 
with the option of Farewell/Goodbye

Our sponsor is Pickled Potpourri,

and the winner will be announced in a couple of weeks, which will be the last blog announcement.
So make sure you keep checking back.

So here are some great inspiration from the Dragonflies for you to get your creative juices flowing...


Susan made this gorgeous card, on the inside it says: Don't look back, you have already been there.


Sammy made this amazing card and matching tag...love it


CG used this gorgeous image to perfection


Tracey use turned this beautiful Iris into a work of art.

Wynn made this gorgeous card

I just wanted to acknowledge my wonderful supportive Design Team, with out a doubt, including the Team Members that have left, it has been an absolute pleasure...Blessings Hilde

Anything goes, with option of Farewell/Goodbye...

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Winners # 37 Breast Cancer Pink Card

Cards in Pink (for Breast cancer)

Well, that struck a nerve!
Yes, we all know someone struggling with this perfidious disease, and some of the stories people told us when they entered this challenge were heartbreaking. 

Many of the cards were so beautiful - real beacons of hope and displaying great care, concern and love for family and friends going through this - but also a feeling of optimism and a sureness that this insidious thing can be beaten.


Our sponsor for this challenge was Sami Stamps





Hilde: I love the blog post, short and simple but to the point, love the beautiful card, great colouring and details....

Please contact Hilde regarding your prize Lorraine (see tab at top of page), and don't forget to also copy/paste the winner's badge to display on your blog.

DT Favourite - this was chosen by CG this time 

Here are my Top 3 (such a difficult choice!)


amuse studio rubber stamps


Congratulations to each of you Ladies, and please take the DT Favourite badge from the sidebar to display on your blog!



As you would have guessed by now, that I  (Hilde) love, love love Dragonflies, what can I say??

So, Hilde has challenged us to create 

ANYTHING BUT A CARD

 and to add to it a

DRAGONFLY (or two or three)

This could be a 3D Dragonfly, an image or a drawing, or a picture, a die cut...as long as we can see it...
Please remember we are a family friendly blog.

Hilde has also offered again the freebie image she made available when the blog first started - you can find it HERE!


Our sponsor is also Hilde!!
So this will be a surprise gift, so enter at own risk,, lol. 
Once the winner has been selected there will be some options to chose from....mwahhaahaa...
.....don't you just love surprises?

We would love to see what you can create - already have several amazing entries, but there is still a week to make something and upload it!

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Challenge # 38 : Anything but a card / Use a Dragonfly on it

Hi everyone, I hope you are all well and enjoying life....

The pink Breast Cancer awareness creations you all made just blew me away, there were some heart wrenching ones in there, even though I didn't get a chance to read everyone's blog posts, but it is so scary how many people are affected by this, there is hardly anyone that doesn't know about someone...and how many of you beautiful lovelies have gone through it yourselves....hang in there...and stay brave, and never stop believing...
Winners and top 3 will be announced next Wednesday..

First of all welcome and Dragonfly hugs to all our new followers.
I am so excited about this challenge.
 As you would have guessed by now, that I love, love love Dragonflies, what can I say??

So it's time to relax and take your mind off things, stuff that is  going on around you.
 My way to relax is to

craft something... ...anything
with a Dragonfly, as long as it's not a card....


This could be a 3d Dragonfly, an image or a drawing, or a picture, a die cut...as long as I can see it...
Please remember we are a family friendly blog.


Here is a freebie image for you to use, that I did when the challenge blog first started..feel free to use it but you don't have to, just in case you don't have a Dragonfly image...


Our sponsor is me!! So this will be a surprise gift, so enter at own risk,, lol. Once the winner has been selected there will be some options to chose from....mwahhaahaa...
don't you just love surprises?

Here are the most gorgeous creations from the Dragonflies  

An absolute divine box, just gorgeous, created by Sammy


 What a clever idea and so gorgeous created by Tracey


Here is the before and after, beautiful altered note book made by Wynn

CG made this gorgeous spool into a box with lid, how clever


Susan altered an lunch bag, just gorgeous