Sunday, 18 May 2014

One for the Boys

Morning everyone and what a beautiful sunny day it is.

It is my turn to choose this week's theme for Team B's challenge which is 'One for the Boys'. It can be boys of any age (even ones with four legs) so let your imagination roam free.

For my DT card for CD Sunday Challenge this week I have used Polkadoodle's CD Pretty Tuff. I love the backing papers on here which are going to be useful for so many occasions.

I've matted the bp onto red card to start. I then took a Crafter's Companion embossilicous folder with coordinations card and sanded the image back. This then also went onto the red card. The large note is a Marianne die and the smaller notes are a Tattered Lace die. There are some great images on the CD and this is just one of them. I cut around him leaving a tiny white border and mounted him on foam pads.

I then took some of the Clarity stamp word chain stamps to stamp direct onto my card using a black Versafine ink pad. I bet some of you are now thinking 'she must be mad stamping onto a finished card' but I did it that way around so that I could see exactly where I wanted the words. :-)

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

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Dig that crazy beat

I started by folding a sheet of pale blue centura card to make an A5 card. I then took a piece of Crafters Companion Kraft card and used a stencil and glitter paste to make the star panel. While that was drying I took a sheet of backing paper I had printed from the Angelica and Adam Collection CD from Crafters Companion and ran it through an 8 x 8 Embossalicious folder of musical notes. I then used Peacock Feathers and Black Soot Distress Inks to rub over the embossed areas. I mounted the three panels onto some contrasting centura card. I stamped my main image onto Neenah card. I used a couple of sheets from the Angelica and Adam paper blocks to do some paper piecing. The rest I coloured in using Spectrum Noir pens and my new pencils :-). The Happy Birthday sentiment is from a Popcorn the Bear stamp set.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Crafter's Companion Masculine
Sunday Sketch & Stamp 206 Julie's Sketch

Happiness is time spent with a friend

Team A are playing at CD Sunday this week and Wynn has chosen Victorian Beauties for her theme.

I came across this image and backing paper on Joanna Sheen's Victorian Birthdays CD while I was looking for something else.

I started by covering the whole of a 7 x 7 card with the backing paper and then mounted the image on to two layers of card that matches the main colours. I then used some die cuts to embellish. I used the lovely sentiment stamp from Barbara Gray at Clarity which you can find here. The die cut flowers and leaves are a Spellbinder die designed by Sue Wilson.

When I was growing up my two best friends were sisters and the three of us were always together. We first met when I was 5 and 54 years later we are still friends so this card is all about friendship.

Don't forget to visit team A's blogs this week for some wonderful inspiration.

Sunday, 4 May 2014

The Gelli Girls


Clarity stamps:
Happiness is time spent

Clarity Tangle stencil

Gelli plate scraps

Distress inks:
Spun Sugar
Wild Honey
Tattered Rose
Scattered Straw

I stamped Lily and Annabel onto Theuva card using a Memento black ink pad and then stamped them again onto some paper I had from playing with the Gelli Plate and used this to paper piece the two figures (hence the Gelli Girls). I used alcohol markers to add some colour to the girls. 

I then stamped the words and used a Spellbinder die to cut the shapes out and used Spun Sugar Distress Ink to colour the edges before removing the die. 

For the background I took a sheet of centura pearl paper and the Clarity Tangle stencil and swirled a mixture of Distress Inks (Wild Honey, Tattered Rose, Scattered Straw) through the stencil.

You can find this month's Clarity challenge 'It's all about the Words' here.

Here Comes the Sun(flowers)

Wendy has chosen the theme of Ribbon, Lace and Gems for the CD Sunday Challenge this week and it's the turn of Team B to show you what we can do.

I have used this lovely backing paper from Crafter's Companion Popcorn the Bear triple CD set and this particular design is from the Florals CD. I mounted the paper onto an A5 centura pearl card. I've used a       Woodware stamp in black memento ink and then done a bit of doodling in the petals using a micron pen and alcohol pens to add some colour. These stamps are great as they are designed to add card candi. In the smaller circles I added my gems. I then edged the white card with an alcohol pen and added some pretty lace along one edge I mounted the whole thing onto my card and then just added a satin ribbon bow.

You can see more ideas on the CD Sunday Challenge Blog here.