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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Celebrating in Style

We were in Waterford Castle, Ireland over the weekend helping to celebrate the wedding of George and Hannah. George is my dear friend Sue's son. We had a whole weekend with friends that I have known since school days. Happy days!






Sunday, 16 July 2017

Celebration

Ooo it's my turn to choose the theme for CD Sunday today.

I decided it's time to celebrate so let's see what special occasions you have or will be celebrating with us.


I decided to celebrate an anniversary with this card.

I used Click Print Go Classic Art Deco by My Craft Studio for the view from the window. The couple and the furniture inside the room are dies by Tattered Lace. I used Spellbinders large square dies to make the silver frame and layered it onto lilac and then black card before attaching to an 8 x 8 ready folded card. The purple and cream paper is from a deco paper pack I purchased from Joanna Sheen some years ago.

I do hope you will have fun with this challenge - there are so many occasions to celebrate and we would love to see your ideas and creations.

Don't forget to visit CD Sunday Challenge Blog to see what you need to do to enter.



Sunday, 2 July 2017

Up the Garden Path


A new month already and we have a new challenge over at CD Sunday. This time is was Margaret's turn to choose the theme. Let's all go 'up the garden path' to see what we can find!

My papers and image all come from Journey to Wonderland II by Debbi Moore. There are some lovely whimsical images on this CD. The die cut sentiment if from Crafter's Companion. I used some little punches to cut out the heart, club, diamond and spade in black and red card and then glazed them.

I do hope you will have fun with this challenge.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Sun, Sand or Sea

As we are in the middle of a heatwave here this week's challenge chosen by Wynn is very appropriate - especially as I live by the sea :-)


I've used a 5 x 7" card for this design. The backing paper and images are from Holly Pond Hill CD by Joanna Sheen. I've matted everything onto blue card and them added Marianne dies for the lighthouse, shells and seagull.

Talking of seagulls we have lots here at the moment and all the fluffy chicks have just hatched. We have some that live on the flat roof at the back of the office that have been adopted by the girls I work with. The parents even knock on the window for biscuits at coffee time! They have been coming back for about 3 years now.

Anyway I digress - my fellow teamies have some fab things to show you so please visit CD Sunday Challenge Blog to check out how to enter.

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Shabby Chic

The weeks are flying by so quickly and already it's time for a new challenge at CD Sunday.

Meg has chosen Shabby Chic for us this time around and I hope you will have as much fun with it as we have.


I've used a 7 x 10 card for my base. The images and backing papers are from Debbi Moore's Shabby Chic Vintage Flowers. For the die cut flowers I used parchment with tiny button brads for the centres. I added some cream lace and organza edged satin ribbon for the bow. I love this ribbon it is so soft to the touch. I added a little flower charm and some die cut butterflies.

Now all you need to do is go over to CD Sunday Challenge Blog to find out what you need to do to join in.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Say it with Flowers

Time for another challenge at CD Sunday. Pamela has chosen the theme this time.

So lets say it with flowers:


I've used one of my favourite images and backing papers from Crafter's Companion Popcorn the Bear - Florals CD. I've matted everything onto some orange card and added a few gems. The sentiment is stamped and heat embossed with gold.

We are hoping to see lots of lovely floral creations and my fellow teamies have some lovely things to show you so don't forget to visit CD Sunday Challenge Blog for all the details of how to join in.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Anything Asian

Well it's time already for another fun challenge at CD Sunday.

Last time was Carol's sketch and she will be choosing her winners soon. Meanwhile Jane has picked Anything Asian and we hope you will have lots of fun with this one. There are some very different interpretations from my fellow teamies for you to enjoy so do go on over to CD Sunday and take a look.

Here is my card:


Ingredients:

Eastern Treasures CD by Joanna Sheen
Embossing folder from Crafters' Companion
Rectangle die from Spellbinders
Circle die from Spellbinders
Creative Expressions metallic guilding polish - citrus green
Bakers Twine
Ribbon
Chinese coins

I used a 6 x 6" base for my card and covered it with the backing paper that matches the topper from the CD. I then die cut and oblong and a circle in black card using dies by Spellbinders. I used an embossing folder from Crafters' Companion from the Kimono range on white card and then rubbed citrus green metallic guilding polish over the top. I used another die to cut the white card and wrapped the bakers twine around it before matting it onto the black card. I then attached it to my card.

I matted the topper onto the decorative circle black card and attached this to the front of my card.

I then just finished off with some ribbon and Chinese coins.

I do hope you will join us for this challenge (don't forget to use something from a CD) and look forward to visiting your blogs.