Sunday, 23 August 2015

Bear with me

Another fortnight has passed and time for Sue to choose the new theme at CD Sunday. Sue has asked us all to "bear with me", so here we go!

I used Tumble Tizzy Pastimes Collection CD Rom 2 by Cupcake Crafting for my image and backing paper. The image has been decoupaged to add some dimension. I used a Signature die for the bunting which was cut using some sparkly card that I have had for a very long time. It was just the right thing to match the ribbon. :-)

I do hope you will find time to join us again this time around and look forward to visiting your blogs. 

Don't forget to visit the CD Sunday Challenge Blog to find out how to enter and see who the top three were from our previous challenge.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015


Clarity Stamp Challenge this month is bingo and I have chosen the middle line - stencil, stamp, grunge paste.

I started with a blank white card and using the lovely feather stamp from Clarity and a Versamark ink pad I stamped randomly over the card. I then covered this with clear embossing powder and heat set it. 

I then moved to my 8 x 10 gelli plate and put some distress ink pads onto it. I used some of the new 2015 colours -  Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Fossilized Amber and Abandoned Coral. I used the brayer to spread the ink around a little and then pulled a print using the card I had stamped with the feather. 

Once this had dried I wiped the excess ink off the feathers so that they show through.

I then took a stencil. The one I used has three birds on it but I decided to use just one and spread gunge paste through it. I then removed the stencil and washed it while leaving the bird to dry. I left it overnight to make sure it was quite dry as I wanted to use my Spectrum Noir pencils to add some colour to the bird. I used Versafine black to stamp the word and mounted the whole thing onto some black card and then onto a white 8 x 8 card base. 

I'm entering this into this month's challenge at Clarity Stamp

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Photo Inspiration at CD Sunday

We have waved goodbye to Christine and Jenny and have some exciting news to share.  Whilst we are regrouping at CD Sunday we have decided to invite Guest Designers to join us over the next 6 months.  We invited PaulineMegJane andShaz and we are thrilled that they all said yes.  Pauline and Meg will be our guests for September to November and Jane and Shaz will be our guests for December 2015 to February 2016. We are looking forward to sharing their designs and inspirations with you all.

For our new challenge this week it is my turn to choose. Here is a photo that I took in France earlier this year.

I hope you will enjoy this challenge and join us at CD Sunday Challenge Blog where you will find lots of inspiration from my fellow teamies.

You can take any ideas that you like to create your card - colours, shapes etc. and the team have come up with some wonderful interpretations. Here's mine. 

I used Sheena Douglass's A taste of India CD for the backing papers that I have woven in the aperture. The leaves and tiger are rubber stamps from a set of stamps that go with the CD. I used some cats eye ink pads to stamp the leaves and clear embossed these. The tiger is embossed using Wow gold embossing powder and coloured using spectrum noir pencils. 

I hope to see lots of inspiration from this photo when I visit your blogs.