Monday, 23 May 2011

CD Sunday - Under The Weather

Another week and another card to be entered into the CD Sunday Blog Challenge.
This week's theme is 'under the weather'. I bought a digi download from Debbees CD's ages ago. It's called 'Piggie Snuffles' and is perfect for anyone who's in hospital. I'm not very good at cutting out so only decoupaged all the snouts, ears and nurses' caps. I matted onto some starry holographic card and then realised I needed something from a cd! LOL! I spent most of Sunday afternoon looking for something suitable (think I was being too fussy). I finally settled on a BP from a cd bought from Deb's site - Pamela West's Dayze of Innocence.

I probably won't be able to enter the challenges on CD Sunday for the next couple of weeks. But I've recently bought some new cds and can't wait to try them out so will be back raring to go soon.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

First Yeehah! and now die cutting.

This is my second attempt at posting this as blogger 'ate' the last one!
I'm on a roll this week - not one but 2 cards for the CD Sunday Blog Challenge.
My previous post shows the card I made for the Yeehah! theme. But there was also a choice to do diecutting so I made a second card. It's taken me all week to make this card as the die cutting wasn't going right. Yesterday I went to my local craft shop that was having a closing down sale and kindly took some of her remaining stock off her hands - wasn't that kind of me! Especially as my craft room is stuffed full of stash. One of the things I bought was funky foam so I die cut the lady in the bath out of white foam. I then coloured everything in using Promarkers - much easier than cutting everything out in different colours and piecing them together. The blue bubble paper is from a 12 x 12 sheet that I bought when I first started crafting. I only have a small piece left now. Both the bubble paper and white card are die cut using a Nestie. The dark blue backing paper is from Joanna Sheen's Fashion Boutique CD. It's a photo of blue silk but I thought it looked like the lady's towel ready for her to use when she gets out of her bath! The card is finished with an acetate slider greeting from a QVC kit and some ribbon from my stash.

I'm going to sent this card to my youngest sister for her birthday at the end of May. I'm hoping to be back tomorrow with a piccie of a card I made about a month ago. I haven't been able to show it before as it was entered into a forum competition. All the entries are voted on by the forum members and to keep it fair no one knows who made the cards until the winner is revealed.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Can it really be Sunday?

It must be late Saturday evening because I've finished my card for this week's CD Sunday Blog Challenge! And instead of being last to enter I'm going to be first! The DT will most likely fall over with shock! LOL!
The card took less than 2 minutes to complete which is why I've finished so early. It's a bit of a cheat really as it's a design from the Hallmark Card Studio CD and all I've done is edited the words inside, printed it onto paper and folded it into 4 (it's an A6 size card). I've not added anything whereas when I use the card studio I would normally print it onto card and add a few mats and embellishments. The theme this week was using a die cut or Yeehaw or combining the two. If I have time during the week I'm going to make another card using the die cut option. I'll probably be posting that card late on Saturday as per usual LOL!

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Let's Go Oriental.

Boy am I late with this week's entry for the CD Sunday Blog Challenge!
I started well last Sunday, the day the theme is announced, by printing off the papers I wanted to use and a rough idea of the design of the card. I'd enjoyed stamping and colouring with Promarkers last week so wanted to do the same this week. The card was going to have a central image of a Chinese lucky card (where the cat has one paw raised in the air as if it's waving at you! Lol). Well I ran out of time so stamping was out of the question and have just finished making a very quick card this evening (slap and stick a la QVC craft style!).
Here's a photo of the card:

I was going to do this blog entry when I realised I couldn't remember which CD the paper's came from so had to look through my Oriental cds to find them! The red BP and the teabag papers are both from Oriental Dreams by Joanna Sheen. I ran the gold mat through an embossing folder and the card is finished with good old fashioned peeloffs and a sticky backed gem in the centre of the teabag rosette.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

CD Sunday Challenge - Stamping

Early Saturday evening again and time for me to enter the CD Sunday Blog Challenge. This week the DT wanted to see some stamping as well as something from a CD. It could have been a stamped image or just a sentiment. I needed to make a wedding card so chose to do a stamped image. It's a La Blanche stamp from the Love Is range. I coloured it in with Promarkers (I need to practise more as I'm not very good with them). I then cut the image out with a Nestie and mounted it on some holographic silver card that I've had in my stash for years. The strip across the middle is a Martha Stewart punch again matted onto the same holographic card. The backing paper I came across when I was making a previous card. It comes in several colours and I printed out 4 different sheets as I liked it so much. When I was ready to make this wedding card I knew the pink BP would be perfect as the bride loves pink. The cd I found it on is a Kanban one called 'The Seasons Collection' and it's in the Spring and Summer section.Finally the flowers and the pink dewdrop are from my stash. Unfortunately having almost finished making it I managed to get the paper wet and as we all know paper printed on an inkjet printer doesn't like being wet. So I had to position the image over the worst bit and the peeloffs were needed to hide 2 other small splashes. I then had to place other peeloffs around the card to balance it out.

This first picture was taken with a camera.

The second picture is a scanned image and has come out very bright! The holographic card also looks black instead of silver.

I'm really enjoying being able to do some cardmaking again. It doesn't matter that my new job only pays minimum wage - I get home so relaxed and now have the energy to do housework after work so that I can have time to myself at the weekends. Wonder what the subject of the challenge will be tomorrow over on the CD Sunday Blog!