Sunday, 28 July 2013

Garden Pleasures - CD Sunday

We have a lovely theme for you this week over at CD Sunday Challenge Blog and just right for all this lovely weather we have been having. It's Garden Pleasures. Lots of scope with this one so I do hope you will all join in.

Here's what I decided to do:

I used a CD called Chantilly Flutterbys by Fee J Designs for the backing papers and main butterfly image I used as one of the things I love in the garden this time of year is to see the buterflies.

I used a hexagon shape for my card but I also decided to make a paper mache bowl. I had seen the idea in a copy of Craft Stamper earlier this year and had a lot of fun tearing strips of paper and gluing them in layers to an old bowl that I had coated in petroleum jelly and then covered with cling film (this made it easier to remove my bowl once it was all dry). For the last layer inside and out I used the pretty backing papers off the CD. Once it was all done I used Crafters Companion Spray and Shine to give it a protective coat. 

I can't wait to see what pretty things you make this week. 

Sunday, 21 July 2013

CD Sunday Dreams and Dragons

Our theme this week for CD Sunday is Dreams and Dragons chosen by Sue T. At first I was a bit stuck but then I remembered one of my favourite images from a Peerless Designs CD called Pixie Dreams. I love the backing paper that goes with this image too. I used a dragon image from another Peerless Designs CD called Woodland Fantasy and used Craft Artist to put the two together. I used some pale green sparkly stuff to mat and layer. I say stuff because it isn't card and it isn't really paper as it has a plasticy feel to it. Velvet ribbon threaded with a buckle, a couple of pearl dragonflies and a lovely swirly die to finish.

I hope you will have fun with this one and don't forget to visit my fellow teamies and our fab GD for this month, Tess.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

CD Sunday - Christmas in July

With the hottest few days we have had in a very long time it seems a bit strange thinking about Christmas but as us crafters know we need to start early!

I used Magical Christmas Moments CD by Creative Crafting World for my card this week:

I've used a few Marianne dies to finish. The snowflake is a combination of the new Crafters Companion dies and a Martha Stewart punch.

There are lots of lovely things to view over at CD Sunday Challenge Blog this week too.

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Hats - CD Sunday

Here comes summer! Well today is looking good anyway. I hope you have a chance to enjoy some golden rays wherever you are crafting today.

Its the start of yet another month at CD Sunday so we have to say goodbye to our GDT member for June - Wynn. Didn't she make some fabulous things to share with us. 

We have a new guest joining us for July and it is lovely to have Tess, a previous design team member. with us for the whole month. 

We have a sponsor this week too.  Jem's Designs have kindly agreed to sponsor our challenge and will be giving this week's winner a cd from their collection. 

Jem's have very generously given the team a cd each to work with so here is my card using the lovely Hatbox Confections CD from Jem's Designs.

There are lots of lovely designs and colours to choose from and I decided to use the folder Cherry Crush.

I started with an 8 x 8 blank card and printed out one of the backing sheets (there are lots of lovely ones to choose from). I then printed out a page containing a topper and decoupage. I mounted the image onto some coordinating card and them added the decoupage, feathers and gems.