Monday, 31 March 2014


Now the clocks have gone forward heralding the start of spring I'm looking forward to seeing the apple blossom on my trees start to bloom. I've made this card to get in the mood using Jenny's sketch at CD Sunday this week. It is the turn of the A Team who have some lovely cards to inspire you.

I used a backing paper from Joanna Sheen's Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady CD. There are some beautiful images and papers and I've chosen this one for my card. I used a calligraphy pen to edge the paper and stuck this to an A5 base card. I used an A5 card from Clarity and built up my design using a set of Hobby Art clear stamps, masking the birds and then adding the branches. I then used a Clarity moon mask and coloured in the background using alcohol pens. I then removed the masks and coloured everything in. Next I took an oval die and cut three panels. I edged these with the gold calligraphy pen. I then cut two swirls from a Magnolia die and stuck these to the card leaving the end tendrils unstuck until I had added my bird panels. I found some little white paper flowers in my stash and added just a touch of pink and a pink pearl for the centres.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Going round in circles with CD Sunday

Another week has flown by and time does just keep going round and round which is the inspiration for my card this week. It is Team B's turn this week at CD Sunday Challenge Blog and it was my turn to choose the theme which is 'Going round in circles'. I hope you have lots of fun with this one.

Here is my interpretation:

I've used a 7 x 7 card which is fast becoming my new favourite card size/shape. I used two different backing papers from Joanna Sheen's Victorian Companion CD. I started by covering the whole card with the clocks backing paper. I then cut a square of the mottled blue paper to leave a nice border of the bottom layer. I then used a Crafter's Companion embossing folder for the clock background which I then rubbed over with Faded Denim Distress Ink. I then used a Tim Holtz die to cut out the distressed clock face and the hands and used the same ink to colour it. I then used a Marianne die for the other two clock faces and used distress ink to colour these. The inner clock face has a small amount of black soot distress ink rubbed over the surface to make the numbers stand out. I used a blue metallic pen to colour the hands of the clock. I then cut a circle from black cordinations and rubbed over the edges to reveal the blue core and then mounted my clock face into this using a fancy brad. I then stuck the clock to the card using tape. This has left the hands free to be moved to whatever time I want. I then just added a peel off alphabet for the sentiment.

Do visit CD Sunday Challenge Blog this week and join in the fun. I will have a small prize for the winner this week as it is my theme.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Baby Shower

I've made this card for a friend's baby shower and thought it would be just right for the CD Sunday theme this week of Mother/Mum/Mummy.

I've used a backing paper from Joanna Sheen's Baby Love CD. The rubber stamp is by Crafty Sentiments Designs and I love this image. For her dress I have used paper piecing and coloured the rest of her with alcohol pens. I then used some peel offs for the baby clothes and cut them out using sticky buds to fix them to the card.

Why not visit CD Sunday this week and join in the fun. Its Team A this week and Sue chose the theme.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014


I've made this card for the Clarity Blog Challenge this month which is Flower Power.

I made the background using my gelli plate. I then stamped over it with Versafine Imperial Purple and the large Leafy Swirl stamp. I then used some glue and gilding flakes in silver and gold around the edges before mounting onto cream card.

I used Clarity card to stamp the word Flower in Versamark and embossed this with Olive Wow powder. I stamped the flower which I think looks like a clematis in the middle of the 'O'. I then masked the flower and the O so that I could stamp some tendrils from the leafy swirl in the background in Adirondack Lettuce.  I then used the brayer and blending mat to colour the background with Lettuce. I then overstamped using Lettuce and Leafy Swirl.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Simply Red at CD Sunday

It's the turn of Team B again this Sunday and the theme chosen by Wendy is Simply Red.

I've chosen a digi image from the Here Come the Girls CD by Creative Crafting World and coloured it in using alcohol marker pens. The die I have put her on is from Joy Crafts and the star spray is a Joanna Sheen Signature die. I used a Crafters Companion embossing folder for the background and some spotty red ribbon.

Please do pop over to CD Sunday Challenge Blog and join in but don't forget to use something from a CD in your design and tell us which one you have used. xx