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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.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Sketch



Wow there were some lovely cards for last week's challenge!

This week it is Carol's turn to choose a theme for CD Sunday Challenge Blog and she has a sketch for us.




I really enjoyed making my DT card for this challenge and here it is.




The CD I have used is Kevin Wood's Treasured Teddies by Creative Crafting World.

The white background is embossed and matted onto plain lilac card. The lace backing paper from the CD is matted onto the same lilac card. I then cut around the teddy and added him to the lacy background. The greeting is a LOTV stamp on the lacy paper and embossed with gold WOW embossing powder and mounted onto the lilac card. The flowers are die cuts using scraps. The fern is a Marianne die and I added pearls to the flowers.

For details of how to enter visit CD Sunday Challenge Blog. It's easy really - just use a CD somewhere in your design and don't forget to let us know which one.


Monday, 10 April 2017

Spring Colours and a Birthday Celebration!



Pauline has chosen Spring Colours for her theme choice this time and we also have a birthday celebration going on. CD Sunday Challenge Blog is 7 on the 18th April so there is a special prize for this challenge.

Drum roll please ...........










Secret Slider by Tattered Lace

For all the details just visit CD Sunday Challenge Blog and find out how you could be in with a chance of winning this super prize, Remember you MUST use something from a CD and let us know which one you have used.

My fellow teamies have lots to show you so please visit their blogs and leave them some love.

Here is my make for this week.


I used a  backing paper from Joanna Sheen's The Card Makers Year CD matted and layered onto green card followed by silver mirri and then onto yellow.I wrapped two ribbons around the card and tied bows to one side. I then die cut some leafy swirls (Petite Vinery by Sue Wilson at Creative Expressions) from matching card and added lots of gems.

The main image is a Match-It flower fairy peel off which I then layered onto yellow and silver mirri card. 

Happy Easter everyone.

PS: I'm sorry I'm late posting but have had a bit of a set back in my recovery from the pneumonia I had at Christmas. I still haven't had a clear chest x-ray and have caught a chesty cough  over the last few days! I had my third chest x-ray since being in hospital this morning so fingers crossed! Hoping I get the results before Easter but it may not be ready in time. 

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