Sunday, 22 March 2015


Time for a new CD Sunday Challenge and it's Carol's choice this time. Carol has gone for "Sentiment". Now you can interpret this in any way you want as long as you use something from a CD and let us know which CD you used (it may be one I haven't already got in my collection and therefore find its way onto my next shopping list lol!).

I decided to make this card for my elderly MIL. She is very nearly blind and so I always try to make something that is tactile as well as pretty for her.

I used The Cardmaker's Year by Joanna Sheen. I printed two coordinating sheets of daffodil backing paper and used one for the background. I layered this with a piece of white card. I then stamped out the letters onto the other backing paper and cut them out. I used Anitas Clear Gloss on the letters and when they were dry I stuck them on using foam squares to raise them up a bit.

I love to see the daffodils this time of year as it means spring is on its way. Our garden has taken on a golden glow as they all lift their heads up towards the sun. :-)

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Shabby Chic

We have had some very sad news at CD Sunday.  We were all very shocked to learn of the death of Wendy (known to us all as Purple Crazy when she was part of our Design Team).  I would like to send my sincere condolences to her family.

Next month we are planning something special to celebrate Wendy’s life on the CD Sunday Challenge Blog. 

Shabby Chic is the theme for the next two weeks which was chosen by  Sue. I do hope you enjoy this theme and look forward to seeing you joining in. The design team have lots of inspiration for you on the CD Sunday Challenge Blog

Here is my shabby chic card. I used an 8 x 8 base card to start. I then printed two sheets of backing papers from Vintage Floral Papercrafting Collection CD by Crafter's Companion and used an enbossing folder on the piece I have used for the lower half of the card. The sentiment comes from the same CD. I have used Jute and some cotton lace to add some texture. The image of the teddies having tea al fresco is a rubber stamp from Crafter's Companion stamped onto kraft card and coloured in. 

The leaves and roses are die cut using cordinations card. The leaves are a Sue Wilson die and the rose is from Crafter's Companion.

I'm now off to do the difficult job of choosing my top three from the last challenge of Everything Stops for Tea.