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.

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Once upon a time

Well I hope you all enjoyed our last challenge but now it's time for a new one at CD Sunday and it's Carol's turn to choose.

Once upon a time ......

I used Forest Friends CD Collection 3 from Cupcake Crafting with artwork by Betty Davies for my backing paper and main image. The border was punched using a Martha Stewart punch around the page and the words are a rubber stamp that I have had for a very long time. 

The team have lots of lovely designs for you to see at CD Sunday Challenge Blog so do go over and take a look. 

Sunday, 12 June 2016

No Images or Photos

I will be choosing my top three for our last challenge of Let's go Lilac so that will keep me busy with all the lovely entries we had.

This time it is Sue's turn to choose a theme for us and she has come up with something a bit different to challenge us all. We have our new team members joining us this time around so there are lots of lovely inspirational designs for you to enjoy and give you ideas. Don't forget to visit CD Sunday Challenge Blog for all the details of how to join in. You just need to remember to use something from a CD somewhere in your design and let us know which one you used. 

Anyway here is my card this time around.

I decided to make an easel card this time and have used two backing papers from Shabby Chic Paper Delight sCD  by Debbi Moore. I used these to cover the front and base of the card. 

I've then used dies to cut my designs out of white card. The trellis base and the words are from Crafter's Companion, the scalloped circle cut from the backing paper is a Tonic die and the white fancy circle is a Spellbinders die. The flowers on the stopper on the inside are Sue Wilson dies. 

The team have made some lovely cards for you to enjoy this time so please do go and visit CD Sunday Challenge Blog and if you have time to visit their personal blogs and leave some love that would be nice too.