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.

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.