Sunday, 31 March 2013

Sugar & Spice - CD Sunday

Ooo morning everyone, Happy Easter and welcome to the start of British Summer Time! I hope you all remembered to put your clocks forward and turn the heating up to cope with the unseasonally cold weather!!!

It's my turn to choose the theme for CD Sunday this week and as it is Easter I've chosen Sugar and Spice. OK own up - who had chocolate for breakfast?

Please feel free to interpret the theme in whichever way you want.

Here is my card:

I have used Holly Pond Hill by Joanna Sheen for the backing paper and topper for my card. I used a Britannia die to cut out the letters. The three epoxy stickers were made using an Epiphany punch. I then raided my craft room and found some vellum die cut flowers and leaves from a very old Dawn Bibby kit that remained practically untouched. I'm on a bit of a mission this year to use things instead of them languishing in boxes!

Please pop along and visit my fellow teamies and our GDT  Marinato see their interpretations of our theme this week. 

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Bundle of Joy - CD Sunday

I'm sooooo sorry I'm late with my post this week for our challenge at CD Sunday. I've had a busy few days two of which were spent at the NEC craft show followed by an indian wedding reception last night. I woke this morning with what feels like the start of a cold. I might have been overdoing things a bit!

Anyway my card this week uses Baby Love CD by Joanna Sheen and I made it for a friend at work who is about to have her baby very soon. The dies are by Spellbinders and I added some ribbon and a little charm just to finish off. 

As it is springtime (despite the weather!) I'm sure there will be lots of little bundles of joy in all sorts of shapes and sizes that will inspire your cards. :-)

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Wonderful Wings - CD Sunday

The DT call at CD Sunday is open for the next couple of weeks before we chose a new member of our team.

In the meantime we have a new challenge for you this week - Wonderful Wings. This one should be good as there are so many ways to interpret this as you will see from my fellow teamies and our GDT, Marina, on the CD Sunday Challenge Blog.

Here is my card:

I made this for our Granddaughter, Sienna.

I have used two coordinating backing papers from Flower Fairies Friends CD by Crafters Companion. I stamped the main image using Momento ink onto Neenah card and coloured it in using Spectrum Noir pens. I used Spellbinders dies to cut the shape and also for the sentiment. I edged these using a gold calligraphy pen. The butterfly border is done in gold mirri card using a Martha Stewart punch. The whole thing is matted onto gold mirri and mounted onto an 8 x 8 card. The holographic number is a peel off that I have had in my stash for years! 

I hope you have fun with this one and look forward to visiting you. xx

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Land of the Pharaohs - CD Sunday

Having recently come back from a wonderful holiday in Egypt I loved making my card for this week's CD Sunday challenge.

I decided to use an image and backing paper from Debbi Moore's Egyptian Promise CD.  I used a mixture of Marianne and Spellbinder dies and lots of gems. I also used Crafter's Companion Epiphany punches to make the epoxy embellishments out of some extra images I had left over. I used a quickie glue pen to write over the sentiment and then covered it with glitter just to add even more sparkles. 

My fellow teamies and our lovely GDT member,  Marina  have lots to show you so please do visit their blogs and leave some nice comments for them. :-)

I'm looking forward to seeing your Egyptian creations this week. 

Sunday, 3 March 2013

CD Sunday - Butterflies

It's the start of a new month and officially the beginning of spring. We have a new challenge at CD Sunday for you and as it is the beginning of the month we have a sponsor as well. Caroline has kindly offered to sponsor us again and we have all been working with her Butterflies.

This week we also welcome a new guest designer who has been a regular entrant into our challenges and hopefully you will enjoy  Marina's designs throughout March.

Caroline has very kindly said that the winner can choose either digi kits or stamps to the value of £10. What a fabulous prize for someone.  Caroline has a new kit out called Rainbow Butterflies so this is the kit we worked with this week. Butterflies are always a favourite so hopefully you will all be able to find something to join us this week.

I took two of the backing papers into CAP to make a quilted backing paper and added a small butterfly to each of the blue squares. I added a flower to the centre and then printed out three more butterflies in different sizes, cut these out and glittered them. The quote is from Hans Christian Anderson and generated on the computer. I then used a spellbinder die to cut it out. Everything was then layered onto blue card and stuck to an 8x8 card blank.

Please do take a look at all the lovely designs Caroline has available on her website and for more inspiration my fellow teamies have some wonderful things to show you.