Monday, 29 August 2011

CD Sunday - Just Because

Just Because ......... 60 years ago the couple in the photo fell in love and got married.

I've used a backing paper from MCS Floral Masterpieces for the background to this card. The colours used are taken from the bouquet and bridesmaids' dresses. The dresses were pale green and the bride carried a bouquet of bronze crysanthamums.

I've used Marianne dies for the flowers (card candy for the middles), swirls and leaves, Spellbinders for the banner and my Cricut for the numbers which I've cut twice with the darker colour card as a shadow. I then sat and placed tiny crystal gems around the numbers.

I was asked by a friend at work to make this for her parents special day.

This is for this week's challenge from CD Sunday.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

And softly fell the silent snow


Backing Paper from The Snowman CD by Crafters Companion
Marianne die
Sentiment rubber stamp from Serendipity Stamps

Challenges entered:

Bah Humbug - Something New (first time I've used this Marianne die)
Winter Wonderland - Men/boys
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 34 Anything Goes

Sunday, 21 August 2011



Rubber Stamp from Crafts and Me
Backing paper from Humphrey's Corner CD by Crafters Companion
Three flowers coloured with Spectrum Noir pens with Card Candy centres as a Happy 3rd Birthday to Cupcake Craft Challenges.

Challenges entered:

Crafts and Me - Blue/greens
My Time to Craft - 153 G is for ........ Girly Green
Cupcake Crafts Challenge - Sketch

Tommy Snooks and Bessie Brooks

As Tommy Snooks and Bessie Brooks
Were walking out one Sunday;
Says Tommy Snooks to Bessie Brooks,
"Tomorrow - will be Monday."


DB Cardmaking CDs Kate Greenaway Nursery Rhymes (I've had this CD for ages and never used it - but today it was just what I was looking for!)
The ribbon came from the packaging of some M&S flowers that I was given a couple of weeks ago so a bit of recycling going on here.

Challenges entered:

CD Sunday - Nursery Rhymes
Sketch N Stash Challege - Neglected CD used for the topper and bp
Crafty Creations 132 - Colour Combo Red, Orange and Green

Sugar Nellie Challenge 65

I've used this lovely image from Sugar Nellie that I bought a while back to make another card ready for Christmas, using Marie Therese's sketch and the theme of Blue.

Berry Nice

Challenges entered:

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge - Lets get fruity
CES Challenges - No. 50 Banners Bunting and Flags
Sketch Saturday - Week No. 169

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Winter Wonderland - Light it Up


Main image and strings of lights - PSX Design stickers
Spellbinders nestie die edged with gold caligraphy pen
Small light bulb embellishments

Challenge entered:

Winter Wonderland - Light it Up

Bah Humbug - Kissmas


Cuddly Buddly Rubber Stamp
Marianne die
Gold Caligraphy pen
Backing papers from FeeJ Designs CD Christmas Goodies CD2

Challenge entered:

Bah Humbug - 32 Kissmas

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Christmas Fairy


Enchanted CD with the artwork of Linda Ravenscroft
Martha Stewart border punch
Marianne dies

Challenges Entered:

CD Sunday - Only Ovals
Sketch Saturday - # 168
My Time to Craft - 152 Fairy Tales
Sparkles Forum Christmas - 7 Robins

Christmas Tweets

Challenges entered:

Sparkles Forum Christmas = 7 Robins
Sir Stampalot - August - Whatever you Fancy
Colour Create - 77 Blue, Green, White, Red and Brown
Crafty Hazlenut Christmas - 33 Simply Christmas - Clean and Simple

By the Sea


Magnolia rubber stamp coloured with various alcohol ink pens
Nestability die
Sizzix die for the shell
Spotty paper by Buzz Craft
Blue waves paper by Sizzix
Yellow paper (had it so long I can't remember where I got it from !)

Challenges entered:

Just Magnolia - 119 Holiday Fun
Cupcake Crafts - 154 Sew Mad
CES Challenges - 49 Mix & Match
The Stampman - 29 Anything Goes - with Summer Colours

Friday, 12 August 2011

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Pretty in Purple


Cuddly Buddly digi image
Backing papers that I've since what feels like forever
flowers and bows

Challenges entered:

Cuddly Buddly - Add some stitching
Sketch Saturday - 167

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Sowing Seeds


Backing papers that have been hiding in the back of a cupboard for a very long time!

Magnolia stamp with glitter on the seeds
Martha Stewart border punch
Marianne die cut flowers and tendrils
Stitched pink ribbon

Challenges entered:

Just Magnolia - Anything goes and glitter
Cupcake Crafts - Sew Mad
The Stampman - Show us some stitching
Sketch & Stash - Challenge 67

Monday, 8 August 2011

My Time to Craft - Challenge 151


Joanna Sheen House Mouse decoupage
Backing paper from FeeJ CD - Coffee Break
Tea Dye Distress Ink Pad

Challenge entered:

My Time to Craft - Espressoley For You

CD Sunday Challenge - Buttons

I've used The World of Tatty Button CD for this week's challenge at CD Sunday. It allowed me to build up my own topper and then create matching backing papers for my design - very clever programme. I used a button border punch to link the two papers together and finished with some green buttons and flowers in opposite corners. I've used a 7" x 7" card base - my favourite size at the moment.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

CD Sunday Challenge - Bling it Up

I was asked this week to make a wedding card for this coming Saturday. The friends who asked for the card have a caberet act with the Groom based on The Rat Pack so they wanted a card that would reflect that. No pressure there then!

I took an A3 card and folded it in half for the base of my card. I then decided to make my own backing paper in Word made up of some of the song titles repeated across the page which I printed out in pale grey.

I then used My Craft Studio Celebrations Volume 2 for the decoupage roses. I passed my backing paper through the printer a second time to print the first layer of the decoupage. I then mounted this onto some black paper embossed with roses. I printed, cut and addedthe other layers of the roses.

I've added a white ribbon, white pearl hearts and a Marianne die cut butterfly with a body of crystals to finish off.

I thought this would be nice for the CD Sunday challenge this week of "Bling it Up".