Sunday, 18 September 2016

Things with Wheels

Time for another challenge at CD Sunday Challenge Blog and this time is it Carol's turn to choose the theme. There are lots of things with wheels  so a lovely challenge which I hope you will join in with.

I've gone with an image from Joanna Sheen's CD using artwork by Faye Whittaker for the main image and backing paper. I used black card for mats and layers onto a 7 x 10 card. The border is a Martha Stewart punch and the bunting is a Signature die from Joanna Sheen. I decided to fill the little cut out hears with tiny gems in red, white and blue - it took a while but I got there and I am pleased with the effect.

Don't forget to visit CD Sunday Challenge Blog to see the inspiration from my fellow teamies. There are also some simple rules for joining in, the main one being you must use something from a CD and let us know which one you used.

I hope you wheelie have fun with this challenge.

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Shades of Autumn

First of all thank you to those of you who entered my challenge of HOT HOT HOT. I will  be choosing my top three to be announced over on CD Sunday Challenge Blog later.

But now it is time for a new challenge. Pauline has chosen Shades of Autumn. A great choice I hope you will agree as the year is just starting to turn and the trees will be showing off some beautiful colours for us all to enjoy.

Here is my interpretation:


Through the year with Seraphina CD for the image and backing papers.
I used some plain card for the mats and layers which were cut using Spellbinders large squares and circles dies.
The little die cut leaves are Sue Wilson dies.

I hope you are able to join us this time around and have fun with the challenge.

Don't forget to visit CD Sunday Challenge Blog for more inspiration from my fellow teamies.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Hot Hot Hot!

We had some fabulous entries for Wynn's challenge over at the CD Sunday Challenge Blog but now it is my turn to choose the theme and very appropriately at the moment I feel it is HOT HOT HOT (at least it has been and apparently will be again in a few days). 

Here is my card:


You're Never too Old to .... CD by Card Creations Plus featuring the artwork of Sue Janson.
Some red card
Gingham Ribbon 
Marianne Design Craftable - Ribbon & Threading Wave Die
Happy Birthday All Occasion Dies by Rob Addams

Have fun and don't forget to visit the CD Sunday Challenge Blog to find out how to enter and see the fun things the team have come up with this time. :-)

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Clarity August Challenge


Clarity bird and flower rows stamp
Clarity word chain 5
Clarity stencil (stencil club)
Artistry Inks
Clarity brushes
Moon Mask
Gelli plate scrap

I've been trying out the new Artistry Inks that a bought recently and I have to say I like them very much. I used one of the lovely Clarity brushes to swirl the ink through the stencil. I hadn't realised when I did this that there was a small amount of mica powder still on the brush from another project. It gave the ink a lovely sheen, especially around the moon mask - definitely a happy accident and one I will be doing again as I like the effect.

I fussy cut the birds that I had stamped onto a gelli plate scrap I had laying around in my craft room. One day I might get round to tidying up - but that won't be today.

I'm entering this card in the Clarity Stamp Challenge this month.

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Let's Shape it up!

One of our new team members, Margaret has chosen our theme this time at CD Sunday and what a great choice. If you pop over to CD Sunday Challenge Blog you will see that the team have come up with some very different shapes and I'm sure you can all think of lots more - we would love to see them so please do join in this time around. We would love to see you.

Here is my shape!

I used a WS Design template called ginger jar for my base card. I thought it was perfect for this image and backing paper from Joanna Sheen's Enchanted Christmas CD. I matted the main image onto some red card to pick out the little child's blouse and used a piece of the same card to die cut the trim along the bottom (this die is Creative dies craft essentials  from Craft Stash). I attached the image onto the card using foam tape. I used some gingham ribbon to tie around the top of the jar and tied a double bow. This particular ribbon is lovely and soft and ties beautifully. (It is by Three Kings Ribbon and I think I probably got it from here

I then just added a die cut fork and spoon under the ribbon to finish. (This little die is wafer thin and I've had it for ages but cannot remember the maker).

Please have fun and join in with us.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Fab 'n' Feminine

Our Sue has decided to step down from the design team at CD Sunday and I know we will all miss her but she will be joining in some of the challenges so it is not goodbye but au revoir and we all wish her well.

Wynn has chosen Fab 'n' Feminine for our new theme and there are some wonderful cards over on the CD Sunday Challenge Blog so please do go and take a look. You will find all the details about how to join in and there is always a prize to be won.

I used Debbi Moore Art Deco Celebrations CD for the image . I made a rocker card using Spellbinder circle dies for the base and topper. The feathers are sandwiched between the front and the back of the topper to make it look neat from every angle. I used the wink of stella pen to her headdress and pearls to add a bit of sparkle. I also managed to use up some peel offs around the edge of the rocker. So a very small dent has been made in the peel off mountain!

I had a spare image left from the sheet I printed off so made another one in a different colour.

Don't forget to be Fab 'n' Feminine right now!xx

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Summer Vacation

Time for another challenge at CD Sunday and this time Meg has chosen Summer Vacation. Perfect for this time of year.

I used an 8 x 8 embossing folder from Crafter's Companion to make the background to my card before mounting an image printed from Verity Rose CD, also from Crafter's Companion. This little character is called Sunbeam. The shells are die cuts from the same range and the fabric flowers which I've had in my stash for a long time came from Joanna Sheen.

My teamies have all made wonderful cards for you to see so please do visit CD Sunday Challenge Blog to see more and find out how to enter this week's new challenge.