Sunday, 29 September 2013

1950s - CD Sunday

I love the theme this week for our CD Sunday Challenge that has been chosen by Carol. I knew straightaway that I just had to use this image from Joanna Sheen's Hollywood Vintage CD using what is probably the most iconic photo of the time of Marilyn Monroe.

I used a very early sizzix die to make the film strip. I used dies and punches for the flowers and swirls and couldn't resist adding some feathers. 

I was having so much fun I then went on to decorate a gift bag to go with it. 

Don't forget to visit the CD Sunday Challenge Blog and check out what our GDT and my fellow teamies have to show you. 

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Snow People at CD Sunday

Our theme for CD Sunday Challenge Blog this week has been chosen by Beryl and is Snow People and I've used an image and backing papers from the Snow Globes CD by Flower Soft to make this shaker card.

I'm just off out but have scheduled this so will try and post more later in the week. Do
take a look at what my fellow teamies have been up top.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Apple Chutney

Sunday morning here was bright and sunny so we decided it was time to pick the apples in the garden. It has been a bumper crop this year due to the good weather. It was a good job we acted when we did as the weather turned in the afternoon and was raining and blowing a gale and our apple crop would have all been on the ground!

I have been busy in the kitchen cooking this year's batch of Apple Chutney. Thanks to the Apple Master (a great little gadget that peels, cores and slices all in one) it didn't take me anywhere near as long this year to prepare 4 lbs of apples. Thanks go to my friend Carol for the recipe and also letting me know about the Apple Master which comes from Lakeland.

I've been busy with filling jars and labeling this morning and here is the end result:

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Little Boys - CD Sunday

CD Sunday's theme for this week is Little Boys which can be interpreted in lots of ways as you will see from my fellow teamies over at the CD Sunday Challenge Blog. 

I used Crafters Companion Moorheads CD for the backing paper printed onto some of their lovely centura pearl paper. The main image was stamped onto Neenah card and I then used spectrum noir pens for the colouring and did some paper piecing for his clothes. I used my Cricut to cut the 1 Today out of a self adhesive peel off sheet that has been in my craft room for a very long time!

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Shop Till You Drop

This week Jenny has chosen our theme for the CD Sunday Challenge which is Shop Till You Drop. I used an image from Crafters Companion Frou Frou CD (as a few of my fellow teamies did too - fortunately all the cards are quite different! lol).

I started with a 6 x 6 base card and added an ornate corner die cut. I then used acetate to make a wrap. I attached the printed sheet from the CD to the acetate along with a happy birthday peel off.

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Scentimental - CD Sunday

As we are at the start of a new month (I just can't believe this year is going so quickly!) we have a sponsor for this week.  Jem's Designs have agreed to sponsor us again and this time their Scentimental CD is the prize. Jem's Designs very kindly gave each of us a CD to work with and I hope you will enjoy seeing all the different things we have done over at CD Sunday Challenge Blog.

We also have a new guest for the month of September -  Anne. You can find her blog here -  Stargroves so please visit her and leave some love. 

Just wanted to also thank Linby for all her lovely work through August :-)

Now here is my card for this week using Jem's Designs Scentimental CD.

I used corrugated kraft card for the base as I wanted a really vintage feel for this one. I've added lots of die cuts and pearls. The ivy die cuts by Marrianne are some of my favourites at the moment. I think it is part of their Christmas range but in different colours they can be used for lots of occasions :-)

Have fun and I'll come and visit you during the week.