Sunday, 15 April 2018

Happy 8th Birthday to CD Sunday Challenge Blog

Its time for the Birthday Challenge at CD Sunday and on the 18th April the challenge will be 8 years old! As it is Carol's birthday this month as well she has chosen our theme and she has designed a sketch for us to follow/interpret.

Here it is:

I hope you will have lots of fun with this and don't forget to use some element from a crafting CD and tell us which CD you used. For more inspiration do go to CD Sunday Challenge Blog and see what my fellow teamies have been doing.

Here is my card:

I used The Lace Collection CD by Creative Crafting World for my backing papers which I mounted onto a pretty shade of blue card


Rub down foiled butterflies from Crafters Companion
Embossed Jug and Doily embossing folder by Joanna Sheen
Die cut stitches ovals by Creative
Flower stems and fronds by Elizabeth crafts
The flowers are made using a small floral die which I think was from Britannia. The top part of the flowers I cut by hand from the lilac backing paper with tiny gems added for the centres.

I am looking forward to visiting your blogs to see what you do with Carol's sketch. Don't forget if you don't have a blog you can also enter via our Facebook page. There are some fabulous prizes to be won so don't forget to join us in celebrating our 8th birthday.

Sunday, 1 April 2018

No patterned papers

Meg is challenging us this time around at CD Sunday with 'no patterned papers'.

Here is my offering

I used Fairyopolis CD by Crafter's Companion for the decoupaged fairy on the front. There are some lovely little fairies on this CD using the artwork of Cicely Mary Barker. It is a triple disc set and I used my image from the Spring folder.  I mounted this onto some green card cut with an edge die and added some pretty yellow spotty ribbon.

Here you can see the layers of decoupage raised up on foam pads. 

Inside the card I made a pop up greeting using a stamp from Lili of the Valley and a Wiper die from Tattered Lace which makes the mechanism for the pop up. I added a panel for a written message and the daffodil die cut is from Joanna Sheen's Signature collection.

Happy Easter everyone and I hope the Easter Bunny has smiled upon you this weekend. I'm just trying to get over a cold that sneaked up on me just as I was recovering from a stomach bug I got while we were in India! Hopefully I've had my share for a while. 

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Rabbit, Rabbit

Pamela has chosen the theme this time for CD Sunday of Rabbit Rabbit. A great one for this time of year.

Here's my card

I used one of the projects from The World of Beatrix Potter by Crafter's Companion to make this.

The main figure of Peter Rabbit is decoupaged and Benjamin Bunny is is invotaged inside the card.

Sunday, 4 March 2018

In the Wild

This week's new challenge at CD Sunday is In the Wild chosen by Jane.

I made my card for a friend who is monkey mad. She even has one of her own that she sponsors.

For this card I used an image and backing paper from Animal Antics CD from Joanna Sheen. I have had a pile of A5 card and matching envelopes from Craft Creations for ages and it was nice to be able to use one for this card. I just matted the image and bp onto brown cardstock and added a green ribbon, a couple of die cuts and some candy. The recipient was very pleased on Friday when we gave her the card at work along with a voucher so that she can get her very own commemorative paving stone at Monkey World. 

I lined the envelope with the same backing paper just to make it extra special.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Up Up and Away

Thank you for joining in my challenge choice last time. This week it is Carol's turn to choose and she has come up with a lovely these of Up, up and away. Lots of scope there for ideas of all sorts. The team have some wonderful things for you to look at over at CD Sunday and here is my idea.

The backing paper is from Crafters Companion Everyday CD. I matted this onto some pink card before attaching it to my white card. The die cut silhouette is from spellbinders and comes with a few extra balloons which I cut in different coloured card and added to my design.

All the rules for entering this latest challenge are on the CD Sunday Challenge Blog and we would love you to join in either there or on our facebook page.

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Vintage Love

Another new challenge for CD Sunday and it's my turn to choose the theme and provide a prize so I hope you will be able to join us this time around.

I've used Victorian Romance CD by Joanna Sheen. This is an old CD but has some lovely images and backing papers on it.  I matted the backing paper and the main image onto brown card after distressing the edges of the paper. I love this as forget me nots (Myosotis) are some of my favourite flowers, partly for the lovely blue colour but also for the meaning of the flowers. 

  • In 15th-century Germany, it was supposed that the wearers of the flower would not be forgotten by their lovers.
  • In medieval times, it was often worn by ladies as a sign of faithfulness and enduring love.

I have added a lace border and used a die cut that came from Crafter's Companion Advent Calendar 2017, cut once in green and then again in blue. Blue flowers were cut out and stuck on top then stuck to lace and each gem added separately for the centres of the flowers. I then used two heart die cuts in one corner.

I'd like to wish everyone a Happy Valentine's day but this theme would also be nice for a Mother's Day card or just to send some love to a friend. 

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Winter in the Mountains

I've used Pollyanna Pickering's 'A Winter's Tale' CD for my card this week for the main image and the backing paper. I started with a cream 8 x 8 card and layered the backing paper and main image onto brown card. I then used a Martha Stewart punch to make the fan border and added some brown sparkly gems. I added a piece of brown ribbon and a happy birthday die from Crafters' Companion cut from gold mirri. This was for my husband's 70th birthday last weekend.