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. 

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Let's Hear it for the Boys

Pamela's turn to choose the challenge this time and what a great theme. There is lots of inspiration for you over on CD Sunday so do go and take a look.

The image is from Click Print Go by My Craft Studio - Classic Art Deco to make an A5 landscape card. I've backed it onto black card and used the same black card to cut the letters and the figure. Both dies are from Tattered Lace.  I used glossy accents on the headlights.

A quick and simple one this time around but sometimes less is more.


Sunday, 13 August 2017

Past Times

Our Jane has chosen Past Times as her theme for CD Sunday this time and we have had some fun with this one. I do hope you will too.

I love these little characters and was so pleased when Katy Sue Designs did two CDs featuring the artwork of Mabel Lucie Attwell a few years ago. (Just looked on the back of the box and it says 2012! Time flies when you are having crafting fun :-) ).

I used a distress ink pad around the backing paper to age it and then roughed up the edges with a little gadget designed for the purpose. The geranium  and delphinium dies are from Joanna Sheen. The flower pots are one of the original Sizzix dies. I even used some flower soft on the delphiniums.

My fellow teamies have some lovely makes to show you so do make sure you go and visit. x

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Anything Goes

Time for a new CD Sunday challenge again! Carol has chosen this time and decides that Anything Goes!

I have to say I loved doing this card for my step daughter Becky. Lots of scope to play with Carol's choice of Anything Goes so I went for it!

I used a backing paper from The Lace Collection CD from Creative Crafting World. A great CD with lots of lovely lacy designs that are useful for so many occasions. For the next layer I played with stamps and distress inks and then splashed some water at it! I then took some white card and stamped it with a great stamp and sentiment by Sheena Douglas, available from Crafter's Companion. I used a stitched effect die to cut the square image out. The stamping is done in brown Momento ink and coloured using alcohol marker pens. I finished the hair using Spectrum Noir pencils. The goggles have Glossy Accents to look like glass. I then used copper card to cut out the pipes, cogs and flowers. The only other ingredients were white button brads and clear gems for the centres of the cogs and flowers.

I'm looking forward to see what everyone else makes for this challenge. Don't forget to visit CD Sunday Challenge Blog for details of how to enter.

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!