A warm welcome to the Ooh La La Challenge Blog. A new challenge will be posted here every other Monday. We hope you will join us whenever possible.

Anyone can join in, all you have to do is follow the theme then showcase your project on our blog. We love to see you using OLL images and/or papers but it's not necessary to enter. If you'd like to try some OLL designs click on the link to the shop on the sidebar as there are some fantastic freebies for you there.

Please post your project on your blog with a link to our challenge. If you don't have a blog you can email your projects to me at anne_oohlala@yahoo.co.uk and I will add them to the blog. Most importantly HAVE FUN!

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13 October 2014

Challenge #167

Hello again everyone and Happy Monday to you all from Pauline.

I have spent most of my life living in the country and love everything to do with nature, so 'Inspired by Nature' was the obvious choice for my challenge theme.  As you will see from the fabulous DT inspiration the options for this challenge are endless.  You could choose from animals, birds, flowers, country scenes, gardens - anything you like really as long as it has something to do with nature.  I can't wait to see what you create.
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Top 3
Challenge #166 - Use a Bow
chosen by Michelle

#1 - Carol Gill


Carol entered several cards, all of them beautiful, but the bow on this one was extra special

Congratulations Carol
Please email Wendi at wenem@ooh-la-la-creations.com with your choice of
2 digi downloads from the shop

#2 - Jane Willis


a gorgeous card with a stunning bow

#3 - Jacee


such a pretty card with the sweetest ribbon thread and bow

Congratulations to all our winners.  
Please don't forget to pick your badge up from the side bar.
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Challenge #167
Inspired by Nature
chosen by Pauline
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DT Inspiration
Remember, if you want a closer look at any of the designs, click on the name above the card and it will take you straight to their personal blog.  Have a look around when you're there, as all our DT Members produce spectacular work, and they'd be thrilled if you leave a little love!

We have some fabulous news for you this time .... we have three new members joining our Design Team.  Welcome girls and we all hope you enjoy your time with us.

Julie of Julie's Crafty Creations


I am 47 with a hubby and three children. I got into cardmaking about 10 years ago and love seeing so much inspiration on peoples blogs and learning so many new techniques.
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Susan from Crafting Suzie


Hi I'm Sue, married with two grown up lads and four grandsons and a granddaughter New to blogging so will need some help now an again please. I am now on the DT for Crafty Catz ... Beecrafty ... a cardmaker for CUP and on DT for Hayley West for Serif
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Wynn of Sunshine Cards and Crafts

I have lived in Cyprus for many years and thoroughly enjoy the relaxed way of life. I have had an interest in all things crafty but didn't start card making until I arrived here in Cyprus where I found I had more time to be creative.

I currently, along with another ex pat, run a Card and Papercraft Group here in Paphos. So if you're ever out here holidaying don't forget us. You'll be able to get your 'crafty fix' at our very friendly group. We do find it difficult to get crafty goodies here but it's great fun trying!!  

I am also involved with a charity. Paphos Ex Pats Kidney Association. We raise money for the Dialysis unit at the General Hospital. We are currently trying to raise money for another Dialysis Machine. The cost will be €25,000  so a lot of fund raising going on. So anyone with new ideas please contact me.

 My life here is very full but I miss my family. I keep in touch with them via texts and the internet of course. I have two children and four delightful grandchildren.
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Our Guest Designer for October is Nana Connie from Grammy's Attic
Central California, United States
I'm a proud Nana of 6 plus Great-Nana to two. I'm a child of God, lover of people, and hoping to actually retire soon. I craft because I love working with my hands, and creating things both frivolous and practical.

October Guest Designer - Nana Connie





Have fun!


   

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29 September 2014

Challenge #166

Hello again everyone and Happy Monday to you all.  Got some bad news and some good news for you today.  Unfortunately Dawn and Daniele are both stepping down from the DT as life has got in the way for both of them and they just can't spread themselves any thinner.  Hope things get easier girls and a humungous thank you to both of you for all your hard work in helping to make this challenge blog such a success.  Wendi, myself and the DT all hope you will pop in and see us when you can.

As for the good news .... you'll need to wait till next time for that!!
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Top 3
Challenge #165 - Birthday Boy
chosen by Avril

#1 - Janice

Congratulations Janice!
Please email Wendi at wenem@ooh-la-la-creations.com with your choice of
2 digi downloads from the shop

#2 - Gail

#3 - Dee

Congratulations to all our winners.  
Please don't forget to pick your badge up from the side bar.
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Challenge #166
Use a Bow
chosen by Michelle
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DT Inspiration
Remember, if you want a closer look at any of the designs, click on the name above the card and it will take you straight to their personal blog.  Have a look around when you're there, as all our DT Members produce spectacular work, and they'd be thrilled if you leave a little love!

September Guest Designer - Joan




Have fun!


   

    An InLinkz Link-up
   

15 September 2014

Challenge #165

Hello again everyone and Happy Monday to you all.
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Top 3
Challenge #164 - Clean & Simple
chosen by Wendy

#1 - Meg
I couldn't make up my mind which of these I liked better so chose them both!

a really unusual design, love it

fun card and perfect for our CAS theme

Congratulations Meg!
Please email Wendi at wenem@ooh-la-la-creations.com with your choice of
2 digi downloads from the shop

#2 - Pia S

such a sweet design

#3 - Joyce Lau

lovely clean lines

Congratulation to our winners.  
Please don't forget to pick your badge up from the side bar.
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Challenge #165
Birthday Boy
chosen by Avril
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DT Inspiration
Remember, if you want a closer look at any of the designs, click on the name above the card and it will take you straight to their personal blog.  Have a look around when you're there, as all our DT Members produce spectacular work, and they'd be thrilled if you leave a little love!

September Guest Designer - Joan


Unfortunately Avril is poorly, hope you feel better soon. x


Have fun!

    An InLinkz Link-up
   

1 September 2014

Challenge #164

Hello again everyone and Happy Monday to you all.  It's 1 September today and already the leaves are beginning to change colour although we are supposed to have a return to summer ... for this week at least!
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Top 3
Challenge #163 - Fancy Folds
chosen by Dawn

#1 - Nela

I love this fun stepper card, great folds and lovely bright colours!

Congratulations Nela!
Please email Wendi at wenem@ooh-la-la-creations.com with your choice of
2 digi downloads from the shop

#2 - Fabiola

Another fun stepper card, cleverly made to look like a
little dresser, great embellishments too!

#3 - Lou Sims

I love this little pop up box card, the footballs look like they're exploding out of it!

Congratulations to all our winners.  
Please don't forget to pick your badge up from the side bar.
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Challenge #164
Clean & Simple
chosen by Wendy
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DT Inspiration
Remember, if you want a closer look at any of the designs, click on the name above the card and it will take you straight to their personal blog.  Have a look around when you're there, as all our DT Members produce spectacular work, and they'd be thrilled if you leave a little love!

OLL is delighted to welcome Lynn of Crafty Linby to our fabulous Design Team.
I'm sure you'll all love her creations


I work as a qualified LEAN practitioner. Over the years I have always made things and tried new crafty hobbies. I've done macrame (in the 70s when it was all the rage!), crochet, knitting, dressmaking, quilling, pergamano, fimo, stencilling, my own chocolate Easter eggs!, x-stitching, scrapbooking and cards.

 May I also introduce you to Joan of Discoveries who is our Guest Designer this month


Here are Joan's designs for the CAS Challenge





Have fun!

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