Sunday, 27 November 2016

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

This week Margaret has chosen the theme for CD Sunday. So let's make it a "White Christmas".

We sparkled and shone through our last challenge and winners will be announced on CD Sunday Challenge Blog once Wynn has chosen her top three.

But back to White Christmas with my card:

I started by embossing a white 8 x 8 card with a snowflake embossing folder from Crafter's Companion. I cut a stitched detail oval (by Crealies) to back my printed image from Christmas Trees CD by Robert Addams and mounted that onto the card. I then cut out two deer and added these to the scene.

The poinsettias are by Marianne dies with little gems in the middle, the branches and swirls from Elizabeth Crafts and the snowflake corner from Memory Box.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Sparkle and Shine

Time for another CD Sunday challenge and this time Wynn has chosen Sparkle and Shine so whether it is another Christmas card for the stash or a special birthday we want to see lots of sparkly shiny things.

I think the pic below shows off some of the sparkle better.

I've used papers from Christmas in Holly Pond Hill CD by Joanna Sheen and added lots of glitter and tiny gems for the strings of beads on the tree. I also added die cuts from Memory Box dies and added more gems to those. 

I can't wait to see how much sparkle and shine will be on our entries this time around. 

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Father Christmas

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas .... la lala la ......

This week Meg has chosen our theme of Father Christmas for the CD Sunday Challenge. You will find all the details and how to enter here.

The winner of our special sponsored challenge last time will be announced soon so don't forget to keep checking the CD Sunday Challenge Blog.

Now on to Father Christmas ...

I've used Christmas with the Wrinklies CD by La Pashe for the main image and  Raymond Briggs Father Christmas by Crafter's Companion for the backing paper.

Dies used:

Merry Christmas - Crafters Companion
Snow Globe - Creative Expressions Sue Wilson die
Beaded Circle Frames - Elizabeth Dies

The holly leaves, berries and snow flakes came free with a magazine ages ago and the gems are on a roll which can be snipped to the shape/size required. I used PVA glue to stick them down. 

I hope you join us for this challenge - it's a good kick start to all those Christmas cards if you haven't started already!

Sunday, 16 October 2016


Our theme at CD Sunday this week is PAWS. This is a special challenge chosen by Sharon Duncan - please pop over to CD Sunday Challenge Blog for full details of our new challenge and how to enter.

Without further ado here is my card:

The image and backing papers are from Sharon Duncan's CD Playful Pups.

I used an octagon score board to make the larger backing shapes and Spellbinder dies for the smaller ones. The 'grass' is a Marianne die, the swirls are from Elizabeth Crafts and the flowers (my new favourites) are by Sweet Dixie.

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Country Living

Time for a new theme at CD Sunday Challenge Blog and this time we are County Living with Pamela. What a great theme choice, I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone does with this one.

Here is my interpretation using the following CDs:

Nostalgia Collection CD by Joanna Sheen - main images
Printable Gingham, Polka Dot, Check & Tartan Backing Papers CD by Robert Addams

I used a 7 x 10" base card and matted the backing paper and images onto toning card. I then used bakers twine and card candi to embellish. 

If you visit CD Sunday Challenge Blog you will find lots of inspiration from my fellow teamies and also everything you need to know about how to enter - don't forget to use something from a CD and let us know which one. It may be one we haven't seen before and we all love to shop ! lol.

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.