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Thursday, 4 December 2014

Good news

Hi everyone, and thanks for all of you well wishes and good thoughts towards me and all those wonderful praying folk out there...thank you..

I have had good news that the treatment I am on is working...yeah!! Happy Dance

So this is a bittersweet farewell. Have a wonderful Christmas everyone. Take time to hug your loved ones, and be very forgiving....don't harbor grudges....life is too short...

Blessings Hilde

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Last Challenge Winner and Top Three


Yep, sorry folks it is all over

Oh, except telling you who won the last challenge - sorry, forgot about that.....now, let me see.......oh, yes, now I remember!

It's


I was so drawn to this beautiful creation, very nice, lots of work has gone into this beauty...love it...H



Our final lovely sponsor was 



So, No 21, please contact Hilde (see tab at top of page) for details about collecting your prize and Congratulations - don't forget to also copy/paste the Winner's badge and display it proudly!

Now, what's next? Oh, yes, that's right.......

I get to pick the last TOP THREE!


In no particular order they are:

Always hard to make guy cards -these two are fabulous


She just looks so sad - to see us go perhaps?


Full of luscious loveliness!

Congratulations Ladies - please copy/paste the TOP THREE badge proudly!

Well, that's the end of it all - all that is left is for me to say how much I have enjoyed the ride with Hilde and this challenge blog, and to say what a privileged it has been to work on the Design Team with all the talented Dragonflies and the blog.

I am sure you all join me in sending positive thoughts and prayers to Hilde in her journey ahead - while I know it will not be easy, I also know that Hilde herself is positive and full of determination to live her life to the full. I expect to be back as a Dragonfly sometime in the future - annoying you with my silly puns and dubious reading of various challenges! Until then, Goodbye.....
....... and thanks for all the fish!



 

Thursday, 27 November 2014

No more challenges

Normally we would have another challenge starting but we have come to an end....
Head back here next Wednesday when Susan will post her last winners post, and we will say farewell to all one more time....
Thanks again for all of your wonderful contributions, it will be fun to pick a winner.....blessings Hilde and the Dragonflies

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

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Winner's Post for Challenge #36 Anything goes

Challenge#36

Anything goes

Don't you all just love this theme!
We had some fantastic entries - thanks to all of you

Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge was




The prize is a $ 20 Gift Certificate...wow!!

The winner needs to contact Hilde by email about this please

Winner is # 124 : Samara

Hilde: I really was touched by the heartfelt post for this lovely creation. I know too well what it's like going through the whole Breast Cancer ordeal.....thanks for you wonderful entry.

Our wonderful Tracey had the hard job of picking the TOP THREE for this challenge:

 love the paper piecing

#36  Kevin
great shape card

#5 Collette
love the image & colour combo.


Fellow crafters, please go to the side bar and collect your TOP THREE blinkie and display it with the pride your work deserves. 

Now, we have a week left for our current challenge to run - lets see your entries for this
It is a CARD challenge!




Hilde says:



I have previously had Breast cancer myself about 10 years ago now, and it's come back, but I am fighting it hard, it's been detected early enough to attack it with medication only at this point...so God willing that is all it will take.....
So as you can see, this subject is very close to my heart...
Never give up I say, I have too much to live for, and who else is going to tell my husband what to do, if I am not around? LOL...oh yeah..




Our sponsor for this challenge is Sami Stamps
We just love these images...please make sure you stop by her shop...




So, onwards to the craft cave and get stuck into making a CARD with pink stuff!
See you soon, Susan (DT Member)

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Challenge # 37 : Pink Cards for Breast Cancer

Hi all, and a big welcome to the Dragonflies Challenge Blog, I see all those wonderful new followers, welcome......
I can see by the huge amount of entries, that you all really love your anything goes.....
So glad there were so many wonderful, inventive and creative entries. This might take a while to work out the winner...and top 3.....which will be announce next Wednesday, so keep a look out for that.
I am so happy that you have checked in for a visit and check out our latest challenge, which is

Cards in Pink (for Breast cancer)

I have previously had Breast cancer myself about 10 years ago now, and it's come back, but I am fighting it hard, it's been detected early enough to attack it with medication only at this point...so God willing that is all it will take.....
So as you can see, this subject is very close to my heart...
Never give up I say, I have too much to live for, and who else is going to tell my husband what to do,  if I am not around? LOL...oh yeah..

Our sponsor for this challenge is Sami Stamps
I just love these images...please make sure you stop by her shop...



Here are some great creative and beautiful cards for you to get inspired by...

Tracey has put together this lovely card, using many different techniques,love the lace butterfly...

Wynn's lovely card, using paper piecing


Sammy made this gorgeous card, great coloring...


Susan has made this beautiful elegant card

CG has made a pretty card with butterflies

So there you have it, the girls have made some beautiful cards once again...
I am so blessed to have that many talented ladies on this blog..
Big Dragonfly hugs from all of us....blessings Hilde

Pink Cards for Breast Cancer:



Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Challenge#35 Winner's!

Announcing the winner from

Challenge # 35 : Gift Card Holder


With Christmas looming in the distance this challenge couldn't have come at a better time. As Hilde said in the original post, things have changed over the years, and a lot of people prefer gift cards nowadays, so they can get what they want....makes life easy....


Our sponsor for this was Bugaboo and they are always so generous with their winning gift.



The winner is
She created a book as well as a gift cheque holder!

Congratulations Bonnie; please go to the winners tab at the top of the post to find out about collecting your prize, and don't forget to copy/paste the winners blinky from the side bar to brag about your win!

DT TOP THREE

The decision was that all the ladies who entered deserved to be the DT Favourites, so here they are again!





Congratulations fellow crafters - beautiful work. Please feel free to collect the blinkie from the side bar for DT Favourite and display it on your blog. As she say, while there is only one prize, there is honour and glory to share!

Challenge#36 is currently running

Anything goes

Now when we mean anything goes, we mean it...lets see your scrap pages, or 3d creations, boxes or whatever you want, but remember we are a family friendly blog....

I hope you are all well and will endevour to join us with this awesome challenge.
Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is




The prize is a $ 20 Gift Certificate...wow!!
Please make sure you visit them and check them out, they have some awesome designs...hard to choose....you will love it..

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Challenge # 36: Anything goes - Cards to 3d, from Scrap pages to boxes


Hi everyone, and welcome to another great challenge...
Last challenge must have been a tricky one again, check out the winner next Wednesday.
 Now I know you all love 
Anything goes.
Now when I mean anything goes, I mean it...lets see your scrap pages, or 3d creations, boxes or whatever you want, but remember we are a family friendly blog....

Hard to believe we have stepped into October already.....where has the year gone??...
I hope you are all well and will endevour to join us with this awesome challenge.
Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is

Dollar Graphics

The prize is  $ 20 Gift Certificate...wow!!
Please make sure you visit them and check them out, they have some awesome designs...hard to choose....you will love it..


Now let;s have a look why the Dragonflies made to inspire you:

Susan made this gorgeous step card, very jungly, love it


CG came up with this gorgeous box, wonder what's inside?

 Wynn made this gorgeous gift set from a pre coloured set available....
she is getting ready for Christmas

Sammy made a gorgeous door hanger, what a great idea

Tracey made this super gorgeous tag


Oh wow, how gorgeous are these examples and how easy it is to create something with great images...
So now it;s over to you, lets see what you can come up with...our challenges go for two weeks...you gotta be in it to win it...blessings Hilde and the Dragonflies

Anything goes