Sunday, 29 June 2014

Round Again

This fortnight it is Carol's turn to choose a theme for the CD Sunday Challenge and as well as using a CD we are recycling all sorts of things. 

I started with an empty cereal box and a container for gravy granules.

I started by cutting out a circle of cardboard to make a brim. I used a bowl to draw around to get the right size (or you could use a circular die if you want to be really accurate).

I printed off two of the backing papers from The Age of Steam CD by Jem's Designs and covered all the cardboard in one of the backing papers. I made a hat band with another backing paper and also used the same paper for the base.  I then used a PVA glue to attach the two parts. Once everything was dry I gently curved the brim on two sides just to give it a bit of shape. I then added some stripey ribbon, a die cut bow, a skull charm, feathers and some peel off cog shapes.

You can see the hat pins in this photo. 

I've used mine to hold some Spectrum Noir pens but stencil brushes would look good too. In fact anything that is rolling around your desk and needs to be tidy!

Please do visit CD Sunday and see how you can join in the challenge. I really enjoyed this one and think it is great - lots of possibilities. 

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Father's Day

This is the card I made for my husband from our three cats, Daisy, Bramble and Poppy.

I used a Clarity Stamp stencil with Distress Inks brushed through. The sentiment is also from Clarity. The cat stamps are from an A4 sheet of cat images from Joanna Sheen and the paw is a wooden stamp.

This card is for my Dad - long gone but never forgotten. A lot of my childhood memories are of going to watch him play cricket so this little image from Christine Haworth seemed just perfect. I love the sentiment which is one from Crafter's Companion. I've also used the With Love stamp from Clarity again.

The stepper card has been cut using a die from Cherry Lyn Designs. Soooooo much easier than all that measuring!

Enjoy the Ride!

I've used a topper and greeting from The Best of La Pashe CD for my DT card this fortnight (don't forget the CD Sunday Challenge Blog has gone fortnightly which gives you more time to join in).

Jenny has chosen our theme this week and it is Dies. Most of us must have enough to start a shop these days so show us what you've got and make a project using some of those lovely dies.

I have used one by Crafter's Companion for the background paper which is from Buzz Craft and a die cut bow (I've searched to see if I could find the packaging for this but to no avail but it might be one I ordered from America). Anyway there are lots of very similar ones out there now.

Monday, 9 June 2014


We were in France with friends recently when I noticed a field full of beautiful red poppies and that has been my inspiration for my card for this month's Claritystamp Challenge.

As it is the centenary of the First World War it is also dedicated to my Great Grandfather Alfred Bertie Quarrington  5 November 1870 - 26 March 1915 (Killed in Action).

The National Roll of the Great War states as follows:

Quarrington, A B, Private, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (attached R E)

He volunteered in September 1914 and in November proceeded to the Western Front where he did gallant service in many engagements and was unhappily killed by a sniper when coming off mining duty on March 26 1915. He was buried at Cambrai and was entitled to the 1914-1915 Star and the General Service and Victory Medals.
"His memory is cherished with pride"

Here is my card:

I've used the following:

Poppy seed heads stencil from Clarity
Antique Linen
Old Paper
Poppy stamp from Clarity
Sentiment stamp from Clarity
Alcohol pens and pencils to add colour 

Thank you for looking. 

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!

Caz has chosen the theme this week for CD Sunday and there are some lovely 'At the Seaside' cards for you to have a look at over on the CD Sunday Challenge Blog this week.

I've used a backing paper and image from Joanna Sheen's Victorian Birthdays CD. I used a Spellbinders border die to make the waves. The splash is a Magnolia die. The bunting is a Joanna Sheen Signature Die and the stamped words I've had for ages and were a magnetic stamp from Rubbadubbadoo.

I do hope you will join in the fun this week.