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Sunday, 18 June 2017

Sun, Sand or Sea

As we are in the middle of a heatwave here this week's challenge chosen by Wynn is very appropriate - especially as I live by the sea :-)


I've used a 5 x 7" card for this design. The backing paper and images are from Holly Pond Hill CD by Joanna Sheen. I've matted everything onto blue card and them added Marianne dies for the lighthouse, shells and seagull.

Talking of seagulls we have lots here at the moment and all the fluffy chicks have just hatched. We have some that live on the flat roof at the back of the office that have been adopted by the girls I work with. The parents even knock on the window for biscuits at coffee time! They have been coming back for about 3 years now.

Anyway I digress - my fellow teamies have some fab things to show you so please visit CD Sunday Challenge Blog to check out how to enter.

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Shabby Chic

The weeks are flying by so quickly and already it's time for a new challenge at CD Sunday.

Meg has chosen Shabby Chic for us this time around and I hope you will have as much fun with it as we have.


I've used a 7 x 10 card for my base. The images and backing papers are from Debbi Moore's Shabby Chic Vintage Flowers. For the die cut flowers I used parchment with tiny button brads for the centres. I added some cream lace and organza edged satin ribbon for the bow. I love this ribbon it is so soft to the touch. I added a little flower charm and some die cut butterflies.

Now all you need to do is go over to CD Sunday Challenge Blog to find out what you need to do to join in.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Say it with Flowers

Time for another challenge at CD Sunday. Pamela has chosen the theme this time.

So lets say it with flowers:


I've used one of my favourite images and backing papers from Crafter's Companion Popcorn the Bear - Florals CD. I've matted everything onto some orange card and added a few gems. The sentiment is stamped and heat embossed with gold.

We are hoping to see lots of lovely floral creations and my fellow teamies have some lovely things to show you so don't forget to visit CD Sunday Challenge Blog for all the details of how to join in.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Anything Asian

Well it's time already for another fun challenge at CD Sunday.

Last time was Carol's sketch and she will be choosing her winners soon. Meanwhile Jane has picked Anything Asian and we hope you will have lots of fun with this one. There are some very different interpretations from my fellow teamies for you to enjoy so do go on over to CD Sunday and take a look.

Here is my card:


Ingredients:

Eastern Treasures CD by Joanna Sheen
Embossing folder from Crafters' Companion
Rectangle die from Spellbinders
Circle die from Spellbinders
Creative Expressions metallic guilding polish - citrus green
Bakers Twine
Ribbon
Chinese coins

I used a 6 x 6" base for my card and covered it with the backing paper that matches the topper from the CD. I then die cut and oblong and a circle in black card using dies by Spellbinders. I used an embossing folder from Crafters' Companion from the Kimono range on white card and then rubbed citrus green metallic guilding polish over the top. I used another die to cut the white card and wrapped the bakers twine around it before matting it onto the black card. I then attached it to my card.

I matted the topper onto the decorative circle black card and attached this to the front of my card.

I then just finished off with some ribbon and Chinese coins.

I do hope you will join us for this challenge (don't forget to use something from a CD) and look forward to visiting your blogs.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Sketch



Wow there were some lovely cards for last week's challenge!

This week it is Carol's turn to choose a theme for CD Sunday Challenge Blog and she has a sketch for us.




I really enjoyed making my DT card for this challenge and here it is.




The CD I have used is Kevin Wood's Treasured Teddies by Creative Crafting World.

The white background is embossed and matted onto plain lilac card. The lace backing paper from the CD is matted onto the same lilac card. I then cut around the teddy and added him to the lacy background. The greeting is a LOTV stamp on the lacy paper and embossed with gold WOW embossing powder and mounted onto the lilac card. The flowers are die cuts using scraps. The fern is a Marianne die and I added pearls to the flowers.

For details of how to enter visit CD Sunday Challenge Blog. It's easy really - just use a CD somewhere in your design and don't forget to let us know which one.


Monday, 10 April 2017

Spring Colours and a Birthday Celebration!



Pauline has chosen Spring Colours for her theme choice this time and we also have a birthday celebration going on. CD Sunday Challenge Blog is 7 on the 18th April so there is a special prize for this challenge.

Drum roll please ...........










Secret Slider by Tattered Lace

For all the details just visit CD Sunday Challenge Blog and find out how you could be in with a chance of winning this super prize, Remember you MUST use something from a CD and let us know which one you have used.

My fellow teamies have lots to show you so please visit their blogs and leave them some love.

Here is my make for this week.


I used a  backing paper from Joanna Sheen's The Card Makers Year CD matted and layered onto green card followed by silver mirri and then onto yellow.I wrapped two ribbons around the card and tied bows to one side. I then die cut some leafy swirls (Petite Vinery by Sue Wilson at Creative Expressions) from matching card and added lots of gems.

The main image is a Match-It flower fairy peel off which I then layered onto yellow and silver mirri card. 

Happy Easter everyone.

PS: I'm sorry I'm late posting but have had a bit of a set back in my recovery from the pneumonia I had at Christmas. I still haven't had a clear chest x-ray and have caught a chesty cough  over the last few days! I had my third chest x-ray since being in hospital this morning so fingers crossed! Hoping I get the results before Easter but it may not be ready in time. 

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Any Old Iron

This week it's my turn to choose a theme at CD Sunday so I'm calling out for any old iron - altogether now......

"Any old iron? Any old iron? Any, any, any old iron? You look neat. Talk about a treat! You look so dapper from your napper to your feet. Dressed in style, brand-new tile, And your father's old green tie on. But I wouldn't give you tuppence for your old watch and chain, Old iron, old iron."


I've kept this one fairly simple as I didn't want to detract from the beautiful artwork featured on this CD by Debs. It was made using artwork by her very talented Mum, Tina Cottis.

I used an embossing folder behind the main image to give a watery feel.

My 'any old iron' is the dragonfly. I've had it absolutely ages, it is made of rusty tin from a company called Tinz. I covered it in glue and allowed it to go tacky and then used a scrap of foil over it which gives that oil on water look. I just added some pretty ribbon and gems in toning colours to finish.

Now it's your turn!

All you need to do is pop over to CD Sunday Challenge Blog where you will find all the details you need to enter the challenge. Just remember to let us know which CD you have used.

There will be lots of inspiration waiting for you at CD Sunday Challenge Blog from all my fellow teamies.