Sunday 28 April 2013

Purple Paradise - CD Sunday

We've all gone purple for our challenge this week at CD Sunday with our theme Purple Paradise chosen by Wendy aka Purple Crazy.

We are at the end of another month and so, sadly, this will be the last week with Margaret as our Guest DT member. She has made a fabulously purple card this week so do please visit her blog :-)

For my card I used a CD I bought on Ebay recently with a whole load of fab Betty Boop images on it. I've a feeling I will be using this a lot! She is looking 'fabulous darling' mounted onto a purple mirri card frame using a Spellbinder die. I've used two embossing folders for the background. The bottom one uses cordinations card and has been sanded to reveal those luscious lips.

This is a fun one with lots of scope so I do hope you will join us this week.

We have a lovely sunny day here in the deep south so will be out to play later. x

Monday 22 April 2013


The new challenge at Joanna Sheen's Challenge Blog is recycle and this is what I have chosen to use:

1.  Packaging from detox tea bags.
2. Ribbon from a box of chocolates.
3. The inside of a padded envelope.

.... and this is what I did with it:

I took the bubble wrap from the inside of the envelope, inked it up and then transferred it to a piece of card that I then cut to size using a Spellbinder die. I turned the ribbon over to hide the branded printing to make the ribbon border and bow. As this is an anniversary card I cut two die cut hearts from the tea box and inked the edges. The romantic couple are of course Mr & Mrs Messy. The tulips are cut using Marianne dies and the tulip heads were a bit of paper I experimented with using shaving foam and inks swirled into it.

Sunday 21 April 2013

CD Sunday - Majesty

Our theme this week at CD Sunday is Majesty as it is the Queen's birthday. It is also our teamie Carol's birthday today so please join me in wishing anyone with a birthday today a happy day. Carol has made a great card for this theme (along with all my fellow teamies and our GDT for this month Margaret,  so please do visit their blogs and leave some love.

Here is my card for this week

I have used an image from the zodiac section of Enchanted Dreams CD (Josephine Wall artwork) by Joanna Sheen.

I matted the matching backing paper onto gold mirri card. I then used a Crafters Companion embossing border on Cordinations card and sanded it. I used this to layer the topper onto. The plate with the greeting is a Spellbinders die, the flourish is one of the new Pinflair dies and the die cut bow is by Lil' Inker Designs. The only other thing I added was a few gems. These images are so beautiful they don't need too much else. 

I hope you enjoy our theme this week and look forward to visiting your blogs. 

Wednesday 17 April 2013


I made this card using an image and matching bp from Crafters Companion CD Party Paws. I think this is a fabulous shoe. I have glittered the spots on the shoe for extra sparkle. The bow is die cut and the extra flowers were made using Petal Pairs punches.

I'm entering this card in Crafters Companion Challenge this month.

Tuesday 16 April 2013

Spring Cleaning

I've coloured this stamped image using Spectrum Noir alcohol pens. I then used a Sakura Glaze Pen for the bubbles and splashes. The backing paper for this card is from House Mouse Inserts CD by Joanna Sheen. The flowers are punched using Petal Pairs punches and the frame is a Spellbinder die.

I'm entering this card in HMFMC 142 - Springtime

Sunday 14 April 2013

Thank you - CD Sunday

This week our theme at CD Sunday Challenge is Thank you! - useful for so many occasions.

I've used papers and elements from  Crafters Companion - Angelica and Friends CD. The elements all look very 3D but are all printed and therefore very useful for making flat cards for sending through the post :-)

My teamies have been busy with their thank yous so do go over to CD Sunday and take a look. We also have our Guest Designer -Margaret with us.  Margaret has not been well and we all wish her a speedy recovery. Despite being unwell she has still managed to make a fantastic card this week so do visit her blog and leave some love.  xx

Sunday 7 April 2013

Through the Window - CD Sunday

Good Morning and welcome to CD Sunday and hopefully if all has gone well and I haven't pressed any wrong buttons it won't be a new look CD Sunday.
There is such a lot to tell you that I think you may need a coffee and a comfortable seat.

Thank you to everyone who joined in my challenge theme last week - my top three will be announced later in the week so do check back on the CD Sunday Challenge blog to find out the winner. 

We have a new Design Team Member - Sue from Sue's Crafty Corner joining us this week.   Please all join me in giving her a great big welcome and I'm sure you will enjoy seeing her work each week as much as us.

We also have a new Guest Designer for April - Margaret of Margaret's Designer Cards  - so there are lots of places to visit for amazing inspiration for our challenges.

Our Carol is sponsoring this month as she will be celebrating a special birthday The prize for the best card will be a current CD of the winners choice to the value of £15.99.  The team will be choosing the winning card instead of the random selection button.  

Now here is my card for this week -

I have used Holly Pond Hill by Joanna Sheen again this week. There are so many lovely images and backing papers on this CD. The flowers are petal pairs punches with pearls added in the middle. I used some fancy peel offs to frame the whole thing (part of my campaign to use what I've got!).

I hope you enjoy our challenge this week and I look forward to seeing your creations.