Sunday, 30 November 2014

While Shepherds Watched ......

It's my turn to choose the theme at CD Sunday and I've chosen 'Song Titles'. For those of us who are still making Christmas cards there are lots of choices but the theme would also fit lots and lots of other occasions. What is your favourite song?

I've used an image from Magical Christmas Moments CD by Creative Crafting World. The lovely die is from Joanna Sheen's lovely range of Signature Dies. The ribbon is some that I won in a competition a few years ago. 

You will find the new challenge here and don't forget to visit my teamies' blogs. They have made some lovely cards for you to enjoy this time around. Don't forget to use something from a CD and let us know which one you used. 

I found this on You Tube and feel it accompanies by card beautifully. I hope you enjoy it.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

P is for ............

Wynn has chosen our theme at CD Sunday this time and it is 'P' for ............

Lots of things that could be 'P' for ........ so do please join us and show us what you think 'P' is for.

You can take a look at what my fellow teamies decided their P was for at CD Sunday Challenge Blog here.

My P is for POPPIES. There have been some beautiful Poppies to see this month as Tuesday was 11/11/14. One hundred years since World War I. Neil and I hopped on a train and went to London on Tuesday to see all the Poppies at the Tower. Such an inspiring sight and although there were lots of people there to see the Poppies there was a wonderful feeling of quiet and stillness. I'd like to share with you a couple of photos that we took.

For my card I decided that I wanted to keep it fairly simple with a plain white background so nothing detracts from the image.

My image comes from Flowers in Bloom by Card Creations Plus. I just decoupaged the flowers, added a border strip at the bottom and a die cut bow. I then mounted this onto black card and then onto a white 7 x 7 base card. 

I look forward to visiting your blog later in the week to see how you interpret our CD Sunday Challenge this time. Remember, to enter you must use something from a CD and mention which CD you have used. You can use other elements on your project as well as long as there is a CD used somewhere. 

Friday, 7 November 2014

As if by Magic

I started my card for the Clarity Stamp Challenge 21 - Travel by spritzing  a sheet of A4 water colour paper with water. I then flicked a few different colours of Brushos over the damp paper. Once I was happy that there was enough colour (a little goes a very long way) I spritzed again to move the colours around a bit. I then used some kitchen towel to blot where there was too much water (this still leaves lots of colour on the paper). I then left it to dry.

While I was waiting I took some of Theuva card and attached a stencil. I then used a mixture of Adirondack and Distress Ink pads to brush through the stencil leaving it paler in the middle of the card. Once I was happy with that I removed the stencil. I then stamped the couple in the boat and the word Magical from the word chain stamps. I added a moon mask and added a bit more ink around it to make a soft outline. I then took the round mini ink blending tool and went around the edge of the card with distress ink. This was then layered onto some card to compliment the colours and then onto a white card.

My water colour paper was now dry and ready for the next stage. I took a die by La La Land and cut out the balloon. I then glued it into position and using a micron pen attached it to the boat with the couple in so that it looks like they are going on a journey through the sky for a big romantic adventure.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Chilly Berries

I've used what is turning out to be my favourite embossing folder for this time of the year, A4 snowflakes from Crafter's Companion, to make the background for my card.  I then stamped and coloured this sweet House Mouse image together with some extra branches with fruit to make a longer branch and coloured it in using Promarkers and Spectrum Noir pencils. I've used lots of glitter for a sparkly finish. The die cut banner and words are from Marianne dies.

I'm entering my card in two challenges:

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge - Brr, It's cold outside
Gruffies & Guests - Anything Goes + Christmas
Sketch Saturday Challenge 334 

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Coffee, Peach and Cream

At CD Sunday this week we have colours as our theme and Christine has chosen Coffee, Peach and Cream. A yummy combination. If you would like to join in just go to CD Sunday Challenge Blog and find out what to do. We don't have a lot of rules but we would like you to use something from a CD and let us know which one you used. There is also more inspiration from my fellow teamies. 

I used Simpler Times CD from Katy Sue Designs with artwork by Elisabeth Bell for my image. I printed out my chosen image and put this into a cream aperture card which I have had in my stash since my early card making days. I used dies to cut out my flowers and layered them up with little pearls for the centres. I then just used some pretty ribbon to finish off. A nice simple one this week - now I look forward to visiting you in blog land to see what you do in coffee, peach and cream.