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:


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

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Twas the Night before Christmas

Ooo guess what. It's my turn to choose the theme at CD Sunday Challenge Blog this time.

I decided to pick 'Twas the Night before Christmas' so if you have a last minute card to make now is the time and you can enter our challenge at the same time. :-)

Don't forget to check out the other DT member's and their great makes.

I used an image and backing paper from the House Mouse Project Book CD by Joanna Sheen. The main image is decoupaged and layered onto green card. I then added some die cut branches and ribbon. The ribbon at the bottom of the card has a die cut happy Christmas added and I found some little lights that I have had for ages and glued these on as well.

I do hope you will have time to join us in the busy run up to Christmas Day.

Merry Christmas everyone!

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.