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Sunday, 26 March 2017

Any Old Iron

This week it's my turn to choose a theme at CD Sunday so I'm calling out for any old iron - altogether now......

"Any old iron? Any old iron? Any, any, any old iron? You look neat. Talk about a treat! You look so dapper from your napper to your feet. Dressed in style, brand-new tile, And your father's old green tie on. But I wouldn't give you tuppence for your old watch and chain, Old iron, old iron."


I've kept this one fairly simple as I didn't want to detract from the beautiful artwork featured on this CD by Debs. It was made using artwork by her very talented Mum, Tina Cottis.

I used an embossing folder behind the main image to give a watery feel.

My 'any old iron' is the dragonfly. I've had it absolutely ages, it is made of rusty tin from a company called Tinz. I covered it in glue and allowed it to go tacky and then used a scrap of foil over it which gives that oil on water look. I just added some pretty ribbon and gems in toning colours to finish.

Now it's your turn!

All you need to do is pop over to CD Sunday Challenge Blog where you will find all the details you need to enter the challenge. Just remember to let us know which CD you have used.

There will be lots of inspiration waiting for you at CD Sunday Challenge Blog from all my fellow teamies.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Enjoy (tea/coffee)

It is Margaret's turn to choose the theme and this time it is a photo that she took while on holiday last year that we take our inspiration from.



Isn't that a great image!

The team have had a lot of fun with this one so don't forget to visit CD Sunday and check it out. You will also find all the information you will need to enter the challenge.

Meanwhile here is my card:


All the elements on this card are from   Everyday in Moonbeam Meadow by Crafters' Companion       CD except the doily and ribbons that I have added to the centre of the buttons.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Punch it out

It is Wynn's turn to choose the theme for CD Sunday and she has chosen 'Punch it out'. There are lots of ideas for this challenge but I decided to take it quite literally with these two characters from Dover Press Clip Art CD The Gibson Girls. 


I've given them some colour using Spectrum Noir pencils. 




The backing paper is from Polkadoodles Pretty Tuff CD which has some lovely papers on it and I matted the layers onto kraft card. I then used a couple of dies to cut out the stars and layered these around the images. I finished off with a ribbon and bow made with raffia. 

I hope you will enjoy this challenge and join in. Don't forget to use something from a CD and tell us which you used. 

My fellow teamies have lots of inspiration for you at CD Sunday Challenge Blog

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Friendship, love and romance

We have a new challenge for you over at CD Sunday and Meg has chosen the theme this time. There is lots of lovely inspiration from the team and also some news that we are excited about.

My card is a slightly unusual valentine card and I hope you like it!


I have used My Craft Studio - A Very Important Date CD to create the top layer of my card.

The mats and layers have been cut using large square dies from Sizzix and the letters are from a Britannia die. The heart die is from Crafter's Companion.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Do what you love

This new challenge was chosen by Pamela at CD Sunday and I have managed to make a card for this using Joanna Sheen's House Mouse Triple CD Collection. I decided that a combination of House Mouse and chocolate are what I love!  


I've just added a doily, some ribbon and a few flat backed pearls.

I'm still making slow progress but not back at work just yet.


Sunday, 15 January 2017

Make it Male

It is Carol's turn this time to choose the theme for CD Sunday and she is asking us to 'Make it Male'. A great idea as a lot of us struggle with cards for men.

Here is mine:


Ingredients:

I've used the Tweedies CD from Crafter's Companion for the main image and backing paper and went with a DL card for a change.
The dies are:

Words - Fuzzy Lemon
Beach Huts - Signature Dies by Joanna Sheen
Seagull - Marianne Craftables

This is a very short post from me as I am still recovering from pneumonia and I run out of energy very quickly. I am however a lot better than when I was admitted to hospital at Christmas and am grateful for that. I just need to make sure I don't overdo things.

Getting to my craft room is difficult at the moment as it is at the top of the house (seemed like a good idea at the time!). There are a lot of stairs to negotiate and at the moment stairs leave me breathless so I have to be careful.

Happy crafting everyone. xx

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Something New

Happy New Year everyone and a new challenge today too!

Pauline has chosen 'Something New' for her CD Sunday challenge.

My card is for a Happy New Year and I've used a new fold for my card.




The fold I used was featured in Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.

The backing paper is from Joanna Sheen's The Cardmaker's Year CD.

The clock die is by Marianne and the cogs I think are Britannia.

Unfortunately I have been in hospital for 5 days over Christmas and am very behind with blogging. It's going to take a while before I am back up to speed. The Consultant said it could be as much as 6 months. Please bear with me and I will do my best! x