Saturday, 23 April 2011

Happy Birthday CD Sunday Blog Challenge

The CD Sunday blog is one year old and to celebrate they are having a first and second prize for the best birthday cards. I've skidded in by the seat of my pants again!
I've gone back to a very old CD rom for this card - Simple But Stylish by Sharon Duncan (2005). I think this little girl is really cute and have used her previously for a sister's birthday card. This time I've flipped the image so that the girls would be facing each other on the front of the card. I've also resized the frames from the same cd. Inside I've used another Sharon Duncan CD rom, Embossibilities - Celebration. I've printed the candle design in purple on both sides of the paper and folded it to make an exploding card. I've made several of these cards in the past - some were requested by friends after they'd seen one I'd made for my hubby's auntie.The card is finished of with peeloffs, ribbon and gems from my stash.
The card is very difficult to photgraph/scan. The first photo was scanned but came out very white/bright. And the photo of the interior doesn't really show the 'Wow' factor when the recipient opens it.

Dashing off to post on the CD Sunday Blog before they close the challenge today. Good luck everyone who enters, there's some beautiful cards been entered.

Saturday, 9 April 2011

CD Sunday Challenge - Someone Special

Parts of this card ended up in the bin but then got taken out again LOL! I've made this design several times but it wasn't going right this time. I printed the paper from Damask Delights by Artylicious (sadly they went bust but Glenda has now set up a new business with the wonderful name of Chocolate Baroque).I printed on both sides of the paper as they both show once it's folded. I then promptly cut off a piece that was far to small for the size of the card I wanted to use - this is the bit that went in the bin! I then folded a piece of backing paper, that was the right size, and put it on the card but felt something was lacking. So out of the bin came the small piece and it was put on top of the larger piece and I decided I liked it! A couple of gems and a sentiment were added to finish it off. I'm entering this in the CD Sunday Challenge.

Saturday, 2 April 2011

CD Sunday Challenge Blog - Transport

This week's theme over at the CD Sunday Challenge Blog was perfect for me as it was FIL's birthday last weekend and we took him for a trip on the Brecon Mountain Railway. It's only a small railway with a tiny amount of track. Michael and I have been there several times with various family and friends. The weather was dry and the train was packed with lots of families taking the chance to get out in the fresh air. This time of year they only run 3 trains a day. I used a photo of the train on FIL's card and the backing paper was from Crafter's Companion CD - Men's Collection set 1.