Sunday, 6 January 2019

Anything Goes #1

Happy New Year!

Here we go with the first challenge of 2019 at CD Sunday. Anything Goes so feel free to join in. We just need to know which CD you have used to create your card.

I've used a CD by Dolly Dimples Crafts called Alice in Fabulous Land. This CD allows you to design your own image using the elements on the CD and then also creates a series of matching backing papers with the same design. The die is a new one for me from a company I've not come across before called Jeanine's Art. Will definitely be ordering a few more of these!

I think the colours show up a bit better in this one. 

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Christmas Old or New

This time it was my turn to choose the theme and it's the last one for 2018. I decided to have Christmas Old or New so whatever your style you are sure to find something to join in our challenge.

I decided to go for 'Old' with a traditional scene. The decoupage topper and backing paper came from Joanna Sheen's Nostalgia Collection CD featuring Paintings by Kevin Walsh. 

There are quite a few layers to this scene and once I had cut them all out I layered the base topper onto some beautiful silver glitter card from Crafter's Companion. This is the sparkly-ist glitter card I have ever come across and it is smooth so things stick nicely to it and it doesn't shed - perfect!

I printed the backing paper onto some pretty paper that has a shimmer to it for extra sparkle and then covered all the snowy parts of the scene with glitter so going for maximum sparkle on this one.

All I had to to then was add a die cut Merry Christmas from Crafter's Companion and three small snowflakes with a gem in the middle of each.

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As this one is the last challenge of 2018 I would just like to finish by wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas, may it be everything you would wish for, and a Healthy and Happy New Year.

Jocelyn x

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Blue and White

This week we have a blue and white theme from Margaret.

I already had this image from Bebunni Baby CD from Crafter's Companion printed out and thought it would make a lovely new baby card for a friend. 

I used a Martha Stewart punch to thread the satin ribbon through and then added a bow. I used two different shades of blue card for mounting the backing paper and main image and added a light blue foiled paper to the side panel.

I also printed out an insert with verse from the CD for the inside. 

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Sunday, 11 November 2018

Winter Wonderland

This time Wynne has chosen the theme of Winter Wonderland which has had me humming the tune, especially the line 'in the meadow we can build a snowman' which gave me the idea for my card. 

I used a Joanna Sheen CD which features the artwork of Giordano called Christmas Creations. There are some lovely jolly images on this CD and I chose this snowman and friends image. I used a 7 x 10 card as this is a lovely big image. I mounted the backing paper onto some gold embossed card and attached this to my card and then added the topper. I used a die from Crafter's Companion for the Merry Christmas sentiment. The holly leaves are a Britannia die. I just added some little red pearls and a bow to finish my design.

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Sunday, 28 October 2018


This time Meg has chosen the theme of Christmas which is great as we all need more cards for the special ones in our lives at this time of year.

I used Joanna Sheen's Christmas in Holly Pond Hill CD for my card. I printed out a sheet of toppers and a backing paper to match. I will use the other toppers for more cards later but I particularly liked this closeup of the two rabbits eating candy canes. I matted everything onto red mirri card . I then used a stamp from Craft Buddy and stamped it in red versafine onto white card. I love these stamps at the moment as they are marked ready to add gems to them. I find it a lovely way to spend time just adding self adhesive gems to the design using a pokey tool. I cut round the candy cane and then added this to my card using foam pads. I added a red bow with snowflakes on it (think this came free with a magazine last Christmas) to finish off.

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Sunday, 14 October 2018

Off the cutting room floor

Carol has chosen this exciting theme which challenges us to use things we already have printed off and possibly left over from a previous project. 

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I struggled with this at first but then came across this lovely image which comes from the Verity Rose CD by Crafter's Companion. The blue spotty paper is also on this CD. I had printed out a whole sheet of toppers for a card I made some while ago and thought it would go perfectly with the sunflower backing paper from Popcorn the Bear CD also by Crafter's Companion. This particular backing paper is one of my all time favourites. I took a piece of plain blue card and embossed this with flowers and attached my main image. The sunflower buttons are from a collection I bought when Dawn Bibby used to be on QVC which just goes to show that if we keep things for long enough they will come in handy.

There have been lots of lovely sunflowers about this summer and here are some more. 

Sunday, 30 September 2018

Autumn Days

This is a lovely challenge for this time of year just as all the leaves on the trees are turning and putting on a wonderful show. Jane has chosen this theme for us.

I used the Fairyopolis CD from Crafter's Companion for my card. I printed out a sheet from the decoupage section for this lovely fairy image and used glue gel to layer all the pieces as there are lots of layers and I didn't want it to get too high. I matted the image onto chocolate card from Creative Crafting World and did the same with the backing paper. I then used a leaf die from Crafter's Companion for the leaves and then passed them through an embossing folder to get some veins on the leaves. I rubbed these lightly with metallic coloured waxes (I've had these for years and originally got them from QVC back in the day). I finished off my card with some frosted berries on wire stems that I got very cheaply on the internet last year.

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