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.

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Take a Stamp

Well the lurgy has finally caught up with me good and proper! Coughing and spluttering here and achieved absolutely nothing all day today!

I remembered just in time that tomorrow is the start of a new challenge at CD Sunday this time chosen by Carol.

My backing paper is from Floral Fantasy CD by Joanna Sheen.

Dies used:

Spellbinder squares
Tonic deco geometric layering
Intricutz for the lilly of the valley

Stamp is Gardenia by Sherri Baldy - My Besties
Coloured using alcohol pens and shaded with pencils. Glossy Accents for the eyes.

Sunday, 22 October 2017

When Autumn Leaves Start to Fall

Okay so who remembers the song by the wonderful Nat King Cole?

Here's a reminder:

I also found a version by Eva Cassidy but Nat is still the best for me.

Anyway based on that song I chose my theme for this fortnight at CD Sunday Challenge Blog and came up with this card.

I used Joanna Sheen's House Mouse Triple CD Collection Disc 3 for the images and backing paper.

This was a new shape card for me and I googled to find a tutorial to make it It is made of two pieces of card. I think this photo shows it better.

I used green card for my base and covered it with the backing paper and used lilac card for the smaller piece and again covered it with the backing paper. The main image is mounted onto both colours of card for the front with a sentiment and smaller image inside. I then die cut a few extra leaves out of left over backing paper and decoupaged these onto the card.

As I type I'm trying to remember the measurements for the card - just need to go and look at something so I'll be back in a minute.

Sometimes I even amaze myself! I actually found the piece of paper I had written the measurements on. So what you need is two pieces of card measuring 11 x 4 inches and 11 x 2 inches. These need to be scored at 2 3/4 inches and 5 1/2 inches. Hopefully you can see from the photo above how these join together with the smaller card turned the opposite way to the larger one.

With all the wind we have had here in Bexhill there are lots of autumn leaves starting to fall so a great time for crafting.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

For the Love of Dogs

This challenge at CD Sunday is For the Love of Dogs chosen by Margaret.

I used the Times Gone By CD from Joanna Sheen using artwork by Glynn Williams for this lovely image and backing paper.

I mounted the backing paper onto kraft card and then added some ribbon. I stamped the paws onto kraft card and used a Wow embossing powder. I mounted the main image onto some green mirri card that is nearly the same shade as the door in the picture. I then stamped and embossed the word awesome and added a separate letter P to make the word 'Pawesome' :-)

Don't forget to check out the CD Sunday blog for more inspiration and details of what you need to do to join in.