Sunday, 3 December 2017

Christmas Present

It's Pamela's turn this week to choose the theme for CD Sunday and she has chosen Christmas Present which is very appropriate now we are in December. Where did 2017 go? I'm about to go into my seasonal meltdown as I realise that yet again I haven't started my Christmas crafting early enough!
Anyway at least this one was ready to deliver recently.

I used the following:

House Mouse Decoupage CD
and House Mouse Triple CD Collection
by Joanna Sheen

Stars Signature Die from Joanna Sheen
Merry Christmas die from Crafters' Companion

Mats and layers of gold mirri card and coloured card stock

I added glossy accents to the large tree bulb in the main image and a sparkle pen to the smaller bulbs on the backing paper.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Christmas Things with Wings

It's Jane's turn to choose this fortnight's theme at CD Sunday and we are getting all Christmassy!

We have a new face book page too so don't forget to check us out and come along and play.

I've used Christmas Creations by Joanna Sheen & Giordano CD for the image and used mats and layers of green mirri card, white embossed card with snowflakes and then the main image matted with mirri card again. I then added die cuts to embellish.

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Take a Stamp

Well the lurgy has finally caught up with me good and proper! Coughing and spluttering here and achieved absolutely nothing all day today!

I remembered just in time that tomorrow is the start of a new challenge at CD Sunday this time chosen by Carol.

My backing paper is from Floral Fantasy CD by Joanna Sheen.

Dies used:

Spellbinder squares
Tonic deco geometric layering
Intricutz for the lilly of the valley

Stamp is Gardenia by Sherri Baldy - My Besties
Coloured using alcohol pens and shaded with pencils. Glossy Accents for the eyes.

Sunday, 22 October 2017

When Autumn Leaves Start to Fall

Okay so who remembers the song by the wonderful Nat King Cole?

Here's a reminder:

I also found a version by Eva Cassidy but Nat is still the best for me.

Anyway based on that song I chose my theme for this fortnight at CD Sunday Challenge Blog and came up with this card.

I used Joanna Sheen's House Mouse Triple CD Collection Disc 3 for the images and backing paper.

This was a new shape card for me and I googled to find a tutorial to make it It is made of two pieces of card. I think this photo shows it better.

I used green card for my base and covered it with the backing paper and used lilac card for the smaller piece and again covered it with the backing paper. The main image is mounted onto both colours of card for the front with a sentiment and smaller image inside. I then die cut a few extra leaves out of left over backing paper and decoupaged these onto the card.

As I type I'm trying to remember the measurements for the card - just need to go and look at something so I'll be back in a minute.

Sometimes I even amaze myself! I actually found the piece of paper I had written the measurements on. So what you need is two pieces of card measuring 11 x 4 inches and 11 x 2 inches. These need to be scored at 2 3/4 inches and 5 1/2 inches. Hopefully you can see from the photo above how these join together with the smaller card turned the opposite way to the larger one.

With all the wind we have had here in Bexhill there are lots of autumn leaves starting to fall so a great time for crafting.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

For the Love of Dogs

This challenge at CD Sunday is For the Love of Dogs chosen by Margaret.

I used the Times Gone By CD from Joanna Sheen using artwork by Glynn Williams for this lovely image and backing paper.

I mounted the backing paper onto kraft card and then added some ribbon. I stamped the paws onto kraft card and used a Wow embossing powder. I mounted the main image onto some green mirri card that is nearly the same shade as the door in the picture. I then stamped and embossed the word awesome and added a separate letter P to make the word 'Pawesome' :-)

Don't forget to check out the CD Sunday blog for more inspiration and details of what you need to do to join in.

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Mellow Yellow

It's Wynn's turn to choose our theme and we've gone all Mellow for the new challenge at CD Sunday - Mellow Yellow in fact. The team have some great inspiration to show you so don't forget to go over to CD Sunday Challenge Blog and find out what you need to do to join in. The rules are quite simple - we just need you to use a CD somewhere in your design and credit it so that we know which one you used.

My image and backing papers are from Flower Fairies Friends - Fairies of the Garden Disc 7 - Marigold from Crafter's Companion. I built up a few mats and layers using dies that give a stitched effect around the edge. There are quite a few makes of dies with stitching effects and I really like these for a bit of extra detail. I used the backing paper for die cutting the matching flowers too and buried in my stash were some skeleton leaves that have not seen the light of day for a very long time but I think they look pretty with this design. The centre of the flowers are made up using little gems and I then just added a bow. 

I hope you have fun playing with Mellow Yellow and we would love to see you joining in with our challenge.

Sunday, 10 September 2017


The new challenge chosen by Meg is CAS over at CD Sunday. All you need to do to join in is use something from a CD in your design and give credit to the CD. All the information you need is on CD Sunday Challenge Blog so why not check it out and then join us.

This cute little fella comes from Morehead CD by Crafter's Companion. I've embossed the white background and mounted it onto black card. I then added a little stamped sentiment.

The team have lots more things to show so don't forget to go and take a look at CD Sunday Challenge Blog.