Sunday, 18 February 2018

Up Up and Away

Thank you for joining in my challenge choice last time. This week it is Carol's turn to choose and she has come up with a lovely these of Up, up and away. Lots of scope there for ideas of all sorts. The team have some wonderful things for you to look at over at CD Sunday and here is my idea.

The backing paper is from Crafters Companion Everyday CD. I matted this onto some pink card before attaching it to my white card. The die cut silhouette is from spellbinders and comes with a few extra balloons which I cut in different coloured card and added to my design.

All the rules for entering this latest challenge are on the CD Sunday Challenge Blog and we would love you to join in either there or on our facebook page.

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Vintage Love

Another new challenge for CD Sunday and it's my turn to choose the theme and provide a prize so I hope you will be able to join us this time around.

I've used Victorian Romance CD by Joanna Sheen. This is an old CD but has some lovely images and backing papers on it.  I matted the backing paper and the main image onto brown card after distressing the edges of the paper. I love this as forget me nots (Myosotis) are some of my favourite flowers, partly for the lovely blue colour but also for the meaning of the flowers. 

  • In 15th-century Germany, it was supposed that the wearers of the flower would not be forgotten by their lovers.
  • In medieval times, it was often worn by ladies as a sign of faithfulness and enduring love.

I have added a lace border and used a die cut that came from Crafter's Companion Advent Calendar 2017, cut once in green and then again in blue. Blue flowers were cut out and stuck on top then stuck to lace and each gem added separately for the centres of the flowers. I then used two heart die cuts in one corner.

I'd like to wish everyone a Happy Valentine's day but this theme would also be nice for a Mother's Day card or just to send some love to a friend. 

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Winter in the Mountains

I've used Pollyanna Pickering's 'A Winter's Tale' CD for my card this week for the main image and the backing paper. I started with a cream 8 x 8 card and layered the backing paper and main image onto brown card. I then used a Martha Stewart punch to make the fan border and added some brown sparkly gems. I added a piece of brown ribbon and a happy birthday die from Crafters' Companion cut from gold mirri. This was for my husband's 70th birthday last weekend.

Sunday, 7 January 2018

J is for

Jive and Jukebox.

I can't believe it is now 2018! I hope the new year has been kind to you so far. Let's make 2018 a wonderfully crafty one.

I used two cds to make my 8x8 card. the backing papers and topper of the dancing couple are from Strictly Card Dancers CD from Card Creations Plus+ and the records are from Debbi Moore Rock & Roll CD. The Jukebox is a Tonic die and the letters are from a Tattered Lace die.

CD Sunday challenge now has a Facebook page for those who would like to enter the challenge and do not have a blog you will find the page here.

I hope you will visit the CD Sunday Challenge site. Remember if you want to enter the challenge you must use something from a CD no matter how small and let us know which CD you have used.  Here is a link to CD Sunday Challenge blog  and I look forward to seeing you soon.  x

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Christmas Flowers/foliage

This week Meg has chosen Christmas flowers/foliage for her theme at CD Sunday and I decided I would move away from a traditional card with this wooden fairy door. The base is plain wood and purchased from The Range. 

I started by painting the whole thing with a slightly watered down acrylic paint so that some of the grain from the wood still showed through. 

While it was drying I printed off some images from the Debbie Moore Christmas Fairies CD. The die cut Merry Christmas on the back of the door is one by Crafters' Companion. 

I added gems and glitter to the flowers and berries.

Merry Christmas everyone!

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.