Saturday, 10 December 2016

'Twas the Night Before Christmas - CD Sunday.

The next theme for the CD Sunday Challenge is 'Twas The Night Before Christmas.

The card was designed in Serif Craft Artist using two different digikits. The design is simply printed onto an A4 card and folded in half.
Sorry for the short post but I'm afraid crafting is one of the many things that has to take a back seat at the moment. Two weeks ago hubby had an emergency operation to remove part of his bowel along with a tumour which they think may be cancerous. He's home now but his recovery isn't going too well, we've had our GP out 3 times since he's been home and for the past 3 days I've been really worried about him. He has his 2 week checkup at the hospital on Wednesday but I'm not sure that we can wait that long.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

White Christmas - CD Sunday

A short blog post this time as 'life' hasn't been very kind to hubby and me recently - I'm actually writing this at 5:30 am and I've been awake since 3:30.
The CD Sunday Challenge this time is 'White Christmas' so no excuse for not entering this one as I'm sure everyone is making their Christmas cards! Just remember to use something (even just a tiny sentiment) from a craft CD and to name the CD in your blog post.

The image is from a very old (2010) My Craft Studio CD called Winter Wonderland volume 1. It was then die cut using a Tonic English Picnic Layering set. The white mat and blue mirror card were also cut using the same die set. I then wanted to have a snowflake embossed layer but don't have an 8X8 embossing folder - so I used a border folder from Tattered Lace. The joins were disguised by the gems which are the type joined together in a line. The card is finished with a sentiment cut using a Creative Die that I bought from Craft Stash recently when they had an offer on - I think I paid £2.50 for it! And I couldn't resist using Tonic Nuvo drops in the centre of the flowers - which I think look like snowflakes LOL!
The challenge runs until 10th December - make sure you pop over to the CD Sunday blog for details of discount on Sharon Duncan's website.
Right I'm of back to bed in the hope I can get some sleep. 

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Sparkle and Shine - CD Sunday

Over on the CD Sunday Blog today's posting reveals the winner of the challenge that was sponsored by our dear friend Sharon Duncan. Make sure you pop over to see if you've one one of Sharon's CD Roms. Sharon is currently recovering from an operation and all of the CD Sunday design team wish her a full and quick recovery.

So on to the theme for the next 2 weeks - Sparkle and Shine. A great excuse to get all your 'blingy' stash out and enter the challenge. I chose to make a Christmas card as I always leave them too late and it ends up being a chore.


This photo doesn't show all of the embossing very well. The middle is an oval shape with swirls/scrolls around the edges and two snowflakes - one in each corner. And the backing paper is a light grey but I had to darken the photo to make the embossing show up.
The CD I used is one I bought recently from Sharon Duncan called Embossibilites Sentiments. It's a 2 CD set and the paper is from the 'Everyday Papers' CD. I printed a plain grey backing paper onto white card and then embossed it using a free embossing folder from a craft magazine. For it to then fit in with the Sparkle and Shine theme I sprayed it with a Crafter's Companion Spray and Sparkle - Pearl Diamond.
The snowflake is from the Christmas decoration section at B & M - £1.99 for a pack of 16. I bought 3 packs, silver, gold and white - they also do them in red but I didn't like them.
I finished the card off with lots of clear gems. And the inside is decorated too.

I used an off cut of the backing paper and an embossing folder with Christmas words on it. The Merry and Bright is a Creative Die bought from Craft Stash.

Pop over to the CD Sunday Blog to see the rest of the DT's cards - they're all great and may give you some ideas for your own card.

The challenge runs until 26th November - you must use something from a craft CD and you must name the CD in your blog post. Good Luck everyone and don't forget to check if you've won Sharon's challenge which had a theme of Paws.

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Father Christmas - CD Sunday

After last week's sponsored challenge this week it's Meg's turn to pick a theme for the CD Sunday Challenge. The team are focusing very much on Christmas as we know that most card makers will be trying to get their cards made at this time so Meg has chosen Father Christmas as the theme.
I've made a very simple straight forward A5 card for this theme.

Both the image and the backing paper are from Christmas 2 by Card Creations Plus. It's not the BP designed to go with this image but I thought they went well together. The 'Merry Christmas' was designed in Serif Craft Artist. I picked colours that I thought would match the 'matting' around the main image. I finished the card by dotting all the centres of the 'stars' with Tonic Nuvo Drops. A really quick card, just an image and sentiment on top of the backing paper, just what we need at this time of year with so many cards to make.

You have until Saturday 12th November at 13:00 to enter - don't forget Meg will have a prize for the winner. You must include something from a craft Cd on your card and you must name that CD in your blog post - we might want to add it to our wish list LOL!

Sunday, 16 October 2016

CD Sunday - a Sponsored Challenge!

The theme this time has been chosen by Sharon Duncan who has kindly offered to sponsor this fortnight's challenge. She's chosen the theme of Paws and the prize will be one of her DVDs called Playful Pups.If you click here there's a video with some of the contents of the CD Rom. There's 490+ printable pages which is why it's on a DVD but you use it the same as a CD Rom. The design team were sent a selection of 20 files with toppers, backing papers and sentiments/accessories. I chose a topper of a terrier hiding in a flower bed. There's a matching backing paper on the DVD but we weren't sent it so I chose another very pretty flowery paper. I teamed it with a pale green striped paper which is available in different colourways on the DVD.

I made a large rosette from 3 strips of the striped paper and after die-cutting the topper into a circle I glued it to the rosette. The card base is an easel card which I covered in the flowery paper. The easel 'stopper' is a Tonic die - Scotty Dog. I used card in similar colours to the backing papers for the dog. I finished the card with 2 bones again using a Tonic die - Dinner's Up. 

I hope we have lots of entries for this challenge - it's been a long time since we've had a sponsor and Sharon has now kindly sponsored us 3 times. The challenge runs from 16th to 29th October and you must use something from a craft CD rom in the making of your item. It can be something as small as a bow or sentiment and you must name the CD used in your blog post. Good luck everyone!

Gggrrrr! Mr Blogger hasn't published my scheduled post again!

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Country Living - CD Sunday

It's my first time to pick the theme for the CD Sunday challenge! As we're into October I wanted to choose a theme that could be used for Christmas cards as I know lots of card makers will be concentrating on making them at this time. So I opted for Country Living. Myself and CD Sunday Design Team member Meg have both made Christmas cards with lovely wintry scenes - we've both used the same CD rom as well!

I knew before I chose the image that I wanted to make a triptych card. I've made one before but from a kit so the 3 strips were already the right size - the measuring and deciding on the size took quite a while! I also decided to mat the strips onto silver holographic card so that involved even more measuring and head scratching! The card base was covered with a piece of Centura pearl paper that I'd run through an embossing folder from Tattered Lace called 'Season's Greetings'. I then matted the full image, from 'The Big One' CD Rom by Just Inked Lined, onto holographic card leaving a very thin border. A second image was then cut into 3 strips and also matted onto the holographic card. I finished off the card with a strip of gems - these were cut from a roll of wide gem 'ribbon'. I found it in the wedding section of Home Bargains or it might have been B & M Bargains. It wasn't very expensive and it's quite a long length although it wasn't very easy to cut so don't use your best scissors!
I hope the DT cards will give you all lots of inspiration for this theme. I get to choose the 3 cards that I think best fits the theme and the person whose card I pick as my number one choice will receive a price from me. You have until Saturday 15th October at 13:00 to enter the challenge. Our only rules are that you must use at least one item from a crafting CD Rom on your card. It can be anything from a CD Rom - a sentiment, backing paper,image, ribbon, button, butterfly etc. And in your blog entry you must name the CD that you have used otherwise you won't be eligible to win the prize and the DT may not leave a comment on your blog. My choice of Top Three cards will be announced on the CD Sunday blog on Sunday 30th October - the day after my 60th birthday, so it will top of my birthday celebrations nicely LOL!
I'm away for almost all of the time this challenge runs but hope to have internet access in order to visit your blogs and leave a comment. But it may be a day or two after your post before I can visit your blog so please be patient with me! My favourite brother is getting married in Gretna Green which is a fair distance from where I live so we're breaking up the journey by taking a couple of days to get there and then on the way back we're staying in the Lake District for a week. I was asked to make place name settings and flower arrangements for the table so they're all ready and safely packed up.
Have fun with the challenge and I hope to see a few thatched cottages amongst your entries!
For the next challenge, on the 16th October, we have a surprise guest who will be choosing the theme!

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Things with Wheels - CD Sunday

Do you ever have an idea for making a card and then when you sit down to make it the card turns out nothing like you'd planned? When I first saw the theme for this week's CD Sunday challenge, Things with Wheels', I knew straight away I was going to make a card that featured a new die I had free with Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine. It's a Build-A-Bike die and I thought it would look really cute placed to the side of the main image. I can't download a photo but you will find the die here.
And this is how the card ended up!

Nothing like I'd originally planned and not a bike insight LOL!
The main image is from an old CD that I'm sure many long time crafters have - Enchanted Christmas by Joanna Sheen. There was already a blue frame around it so I used the colours in the image to make the rest of the card. The backing paper is from Embossibilities Christmas CD by Sharon Duncan. This paper is called Christmas icons and the images are all things Christmas related - snowmen, snowflakes, Christmas trees, baubles, stars, holly, presents, mittens and candy canes. It can be printed off in 15 different colours. I have nearly all of Sharon's Embossibilities CDs and love the embossed look the papers have. She's just brought out some new CDs and I have my eye on a few when I can afford them. The blue strip across the card matched the blue frame on the image but I only had a small piece so it's been chopped in half and doesn't go all the way under the image (our secret - ssshhhh!). I embossed the blue card with a snowflake embossing border from Tattered Lace and had just enough left to cut a Merry Christmas using a die free with a magazine (I use that phrase a lot!). I decided it needed something else and found some cream snowflakes in my stash and dotted Tonic Nuvo drops in the middle of them. So my 'bicycle' card turned into Father Christmas in an old fashioned ornate car - hope you like it!

The challenge runs until 1st October (where has the year gone?) and as it's Carol's chosen theme she will have a prize for the winner. To be eligible for the prize you must include something you've printed from a craft CD Rom and you must name the CD in your blog post. If you don't the design team may leave comments on your blog but you won't be allowed to win the prize. 

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Shades of Autumn - CD Sunday

People who know me well will know that I love craft magazines and buy lots of them. When I saw the Crafter's Inspiration Issue 11 Autumn from Crafter's Companion I just had to buy it.The magazine comes with a free CD, a DVD,leaf dies, leaf stamps and a vine embossing folder. I love autumnal colours  and I knew the magazine would provide me with inspiration for the next theme at CD Sunday. It's Pauline's first time to chose a theme and she's chosen Shades of Autumn.
I looked though the magazine and found an article on how to make luminaire's - basically they're just boxes with lights in. I didn't have the same dies that they'd used so looked through my stash for something suitable. I wanted to make a 4 sided luminaire whereas the one in the magazine is 3 sided so I made the measurements up as I went along. I took five photos to show the luminaire from different angles and with and without the lights inside switched on.

This first photo is of the box without the lights switched on:

 This is taken slightly from above to show the flowers on the lid:

A close up of the lid showing the flowers and leaves made from backing papers:

And finally 2 more photos with the lights in the box turned on:

The challenge runs until Saturday 17th September at 13:00. To be in with a chance of winning a prize you must use something printed from a craft CD Rom and you must name that cd in your blog post.

CD Papers used - The Seasons Collection by Kanban (printed onto vellum and glued behind the cutout panels).
Perfect Floral Companions by Creative Crafting World (for the yellow and pink flowers)
Dreams Come True by Funky Hand (for the green flowers)
The green leaves and flourish were cut from paper printed from a CD but I didn't make a note of the which cd it was.
Leaf stamps used - free with Crafter's Inspiration magazine
Dies used - Art Nouveau Collectable Die set from Tonic (to cut the panels in the box)
Fanciful Flourish (Left) by Cheery Lynn Designs (to cut the green flourish)
Autumn Morning Tumbling Leaves dies from Sara Davies Signature Collection (to cut the brown stamped leaves)
The flowers were all cut using a die free in a magazine and then curled up using a quilling tool. They were finished off by adding colour coordinated Tonic Nuvo Drops to the centres.
The green leaves were cut using a leaf die free with a Tattered Lace magazine.

I'm adding a link to the magazine - click here.  The luminaire is the fourth photo under the main one.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Hot! Hot! Hot!

I'm sure you've guessed the title for this post is nothing to do with the weather LOL! What a terrible summer we've had - here in Wales it's been more like November.
Hot! Hot!Hot! is the theme Jocelyn has chosen for the next CD Sunday Challenge. The design team have used the theme in a number of ways, pop over to the blog to see what I mean. I have friends living in Australia and decided to use the theme for their Christmas card.

The red backing paper was from a pack I bought in Poundland and I think the holographic card was free in a craft magazine. It was only A5 in size but I managed to squeeze out a sentiment and small images as well as the layer for the topper. I used a topper from an Ooh La La CD rom called Festive Funnies. You can't blame Santa for taking a dip in the sea during his busy schedule!
All the diecuts including the sentiment are made using Tonic dies.
Jocelyn will have a prize for the person who's card she chooses as her favourite and you have until Saturday 3rd September at 13:00 to enter.
Please remember you MUST use something, no matter how small, from a CD Rom and you must name that CD in your blog post to qualify for the prize.
Good Luck!

EDITED TO ADD: Once again Mr Blogger failed to publish my scheduled post. In future I'm going to do it manually before I go to bed on the Saturday.

Sunday, 7 August 2016

CD Sunday - Let's Shape It Up

Margaret is one of the new Design team members at CD Sunday and it's her turn to pick a theme to run for the next 2 weeks. She's chosen 'Let's Shape It Up' and wants to see shaped cards.
I decided to make a handbag shaped card and had seen a demo on the TV from Jodie Johnson (who used to be at Tonic) where she'd created a quilted effect on her card. It's quite simple to do - first cut your chosen die out, I used plain white card. Leave the die cut in the die but carefully remove all the cut out bits. Then put your good card stock over the blade side of the die. You should have the die, white card then good card. Run this through your machine with the embossing mat against your good card. Because you already have a die cut in the die it won't cut your good card stock but emboss it to look quilted. The die I used was particularly suited to quilting - Classic Quatrefoil Patterned Panels by Tonic. I then hand cut the quilted card into a handbag shape.

The design I printed onto card was from the Embossibilities Curls and Swirls DVD rom by Sharon Duncan. It's a coffee colour with gold effect spots. If I was to make this again I'd use the plain coffee coloured version without the spots. I then used narrow peel off borders along the embossed lines. I die cut a 'clasp' for the top of the bag, in gold Mirri card, using a die from Marianne Designs Creatables Dies called Anjas Vintage 2 Ornaments (LR0270). I finished decorating the bag with a flower die that was free from a magazine.
Mirri card is difficult to photograph so I took a second photo with the bag angled slightly.

The challenge runs until Saturday 20th August at 13:00. Which ever shaped card Margaret choses as the winner will receive a prize from her. Good luck and have fun everyone!

EDITED TO ADD:  Once again Mr Blogger hasn't published my post! I think I'll give up on scheduling and manually post from now on.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

CD Sunday - Fab 'n' Feminine

This time at CD Sunday it's the turn of Wynn to chose a theme and she's gone with Fab 'N' Feminine. Members of the design team are given the themes weeks before they are published on the blog. Well thank goodness we do get them early! I spent 2 weeks trying to make a design in my head into a card but eventually gave up and thought of something else to do. All went well until I decided to add Tonic Nuvo drops to the card as a finishing touch. I left the card to dry for a while then pulled it towards me to check if the Nuvo Drops had dried. What I didn't realise was there was a pair of scissors with the blades hanging over the card and as I pulled it towards me the scissors smeared the drops all the way up the card - aaaarrrggghhh! As the backing paper was printed onto photo paper there was no way I could rescue it. I tried to carefully take the layers off but they tore and all I was left with was the diecut lady. So I had to start again - thankfully all went well this time and I submitted it a few days before the deadline.

The backing paper and one of the layers are from a Sharon Duncan cd - Embossibilities Curls and Swirls printed onto photo paper. The other layer is cut from mirri card. The dies are a Tonic set called Art Nouveau Layering Die Set. The flowers are cut using a set of X Cut dies that were free in a craft magazine (Crafts Beautiful I think), I used scraps of card left over from making the 2 layers. The lady is cut from a Tattered Lace die free with their magazine, number 26. From the waist up she's paper pieced from various card. The skirt is a piece of material wrapped around the die. I finished the card with a sentiment and those pesky Nuvo Drops!
The challenge runs until 13:00 on Saturday 6th August and Wynn will send a prize to the person whose card she chooses as her favourite.
Sadly one of the design team, Sue B, has decided to leave us as she has a busy time ahead and will have to pack her craft stash away for sometime. Hopefully she will want to return when she has time. Meanwhile I wish her all the best and hope she doesn't get to many withdrawal symptoms from not being able to craft. 

EDITED TO ADD: Ggggrrrr! Mr Blogger hasn't published this scheduled blog so I've had to do it myself.

Sunday, 10 July 2016

CD Sunday - Summer Vacation

I love beach huts so when I heard that Meg had chosen 'Summer Vacation' as the theme at CD Sunday  I just had to include them on my card.

I decided to make a side stepper card so that I could use the image of the long line of beach huts. The scene was created in Serif Craft Artist and then printed onto 3 separate sheets of card before cutting out and sticking to the base card. 

I used 10 different digikits in Craft Artist which I've listed below in case anyone is interested in buying them. The line of ice creams and shells were created by grouping 5 together and then using the 'stamp' button to make a line of them.It took my quite sometime to get everything the right size and in the right place.
The challenge will run for the next 2 weeks and ends on 23rd July at 13:00. Don't forget you must use something from a CD on your card to in with a chance of winning a price. Good Luck!

Digikits I've used:
CS Summer Seaside - beach sign/star fish/some of the shells.
Beside the seaside - single beach hut/deck chair/wind break/spade/some shells/donkey(isn't he cute?).
On The Beach - sun umbrella/bag/2 sand buckets/some ice lollies/tri coloured cornet/sand castle
50s fever -pink cornet.
Summer At The Seaside- dog/girl/boy.
TGL By The Sea - line of beach huts.
Zoo Friends - clouds.
Cs Country Garden - sun.
Playground - blue sky.
Pirates - sand background.

Sunday, 26 June 2016

CD Sunday - Once Upon A Time

This time at CD Sunday it's Carol's turn to pick a theme and she's chosen 'Once Upon A Time'. I rarely make cards for children/young people as I don't have children and therefore no grandchildren. So my stash contains very little suitable for children. But I knew I'd find something in Serif Craft Artist and the Daisy Trail digikit called Snow Queen fitted the theme.

I used a backing paper from the Digi kit that was a pale shimmery blue colour but I then used a snowflake brush to 'draw' the sprinkling of snowflakes. I then added the frame and the image of the Snow Queen. Once I'd printed it out I covered the frame and the image with a piece of paper and sprayed the backing paper with silver Spray and Sparkle by Crafter's Companion. The dark blue backing paper is from one of my 'go to' CD roms from Creative Crafting World called Perfect Papercrafting Companions.I finished the card off by using Tonic Nuvo Crystal drops in the centres of the snowflakes and adding blue gems to the frame over the printed ones on the original frame.
This challenge runs until Saturday 9th July at 13:00 and the winning card receives a prize from Carol. Good Luck everyone!

Sunday, 12 June 2016

CD Sunday - No images or photos

This is the first challenge for me as a member of the CD Sunday Design Team and the theme is 'No images or photos'. At first it seems a difficult theme but with some thought it is possible to make a card without an image or a photo.
I found an example of a handmade envelope in the Papercraft Inspirations magazine and I turned it into a card.
The backing paper is from the Times Gone by CD by Crafter's Companion. The top section (that would have been a flap if it was an envelope) was cut using 2 dies from the decorative Rectangles nesting set by Tattered Lace. I went around the edges with a black fine liner pen to make them stand out. I tried inking the edges but because of the curves and points it didn't come out even. The corner die cuts  are a free die with issue 12 of the Tattered Lace magazine called Collecting Corners. The flowers are from my stash and I've added tiny drops of Nuvo Crystal drops by Tonic to the centres of the flowers in the die cuts.
The theme runs for two weeks so you have until Saturday 25th June at 13:00 to enter and there is always a prize for the card which wins the challenge. Don't forget to use something printed from a craft CD or an application such as Serif Craft Artist, My Craft Studio, DoCrafts Digital designer etc. You also have to mention in your blog post which CD you have used to be eligible to win the prize. Good Luck everyone!
Edited to add: I scheduled my post for 8:00 am and good old Mr Blogger let me down!

Sunday, 29 May 2016

CD Sunday - Let's Go Lilac Theme

As I said in my previous post this will be the last challenge I can enter at CD Sunday as from 2 weeks time I'll be on the design team. The 4 new members of the DT are allowed to enter this challenge but won't be able to win the prize.
The theme is Jocelyn's choice and it's good timing for me as I have a wedding anniversary card to make and the wife's favourite colour is lilac.

I chose 3 papers from a CD by Creative Crafting World called Perfect Floral Companions. I cut the papers into 9 squares and inked the edges. I usually get in a terrible mess inking edges but this time it went ok. The squares where arranged onto white card and then a lilac mat made from Bazzil card stock. I also printed off a sentiment and this was placed on the bottom right square. The card blank is an 8 by 8 also from the Creative Crafting World web site.
The challenge runs until 11th June so plenty of time to get your entries in. And there's a prize for the person who's card is chosen as the winner by Jocelyn.

I have news!

It's time for a new theme at CD Sunday - Let's Go Lilac. I haven't made a card yet but I will do because this is the last challenge I'll be able to enter - as I've been picked to be on the Design Team! I've followed the challenge since the third week. I've not always been able to enter, due to other commitments, but I always look forward to seeing what the new theme is each time.  The new DT members will be up and running in 2 weeks time to give us time to make something for our first challenge as team members. I'm excited and nervous at the same time. I have loads of ideas running through my head and intend spending time in my craft studio today as I can't concentrate on anything with my head full of crafting! I hope my efforts will help to encourage others to enter the challenge as there's always a prize on offer provided by one of the DT members - and you get to display the CD Sunday winners logo on your blog. By the way you don't have to have a blog to enter, you can email your entry and it will be included in the challenge. Good luck everyone and I look forward to visiting your blogs and leaving comments for you.

Friday, 27 May 2016

Somthing beginning with B - 2

I'm really enjoying my crafting at the moment and spent quite a bit of time in my craft studio last weekend which resulted in a second card for the CD Sunday challenge. This time my 'Something beginning with B' is Beach, although it could also be Birthday or even Baby sister. She will be 47 on her birthday but she's still my baby sister!
I've used a Joanna Sheen Cd called the Faye Whittaker Collection, I love the images on this cd and should use it more often. I printed the topper and the 2 backing papers onto Iced Diamond card to give the scene a shimmery look. I cropped and resized the sky/sea and sand papers until they lined up with the sky and sea line on the topper. I then covered the join with a piece of ribbon that I've had for ages and chose similar colours for the mats and layers. The pink mat is glitter card and the orange one is white card coloured with a Promarker as I couldn't find the right shade of orange in my vast stash!

I then remembered I had some embellishments that would tie in with the beach scene. The star fish was originally pale lilac but I coloured it blue with a Promarker.

The insert was finished off with an offcut from the sky/sea backing paper.

Something beginning with B - 1

CD Sunday have chosen a theme of 'Something beginning with B'. My card covers several 'B's - Birthday/Boy/Bike!

I've used a Nikki Hall Polka Doodle Cd called PrettyTuff for both the image and the backing paper. The little boy's name has been die cut using a set of dies from First Edition Craft. They were sent to me by a craft magazine, along with several other craft items, as an apology for a mistake they made with my subscription.
I've used an offcut from the BP to decorate the inside of the card.

The challenge runs until Saturday 28th May at 1pm and there is a prize for the person who's card is chosen as the winner.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Songs from the movies 2

I managed to make 2 cards for the CD Sunday Challenge this time. The theme is 'Songs from the movies'.This card is one I made for a resident at the care home I work for who will be 90 on Friday. She loves pink so I just had to make her a pink card.

I've used a sheet of deep pink backing paper that came in a magazine. The die is a brand new one from Tonic and the sentiment banner was a members' gift from Create & Craft, also from Tonic. The 90 is a really old rub on from my stash. I'm not sure where the resin flowers are from, they might also have been free with a magazine.
Entries into the CD Sunday Challenge must include something from a CD rom and this is it:

I printed out this sheet quite sometime ago but never used it. So I've had to check a couple of CDs to find out which one I printed it from. It was one of my (current) favourite CDs by Creative Crafting World - Perfect Floral Companions. I then stamped Happy Birthday onto white card and used a die to cut out a mat.

Again I searched Google to find a song from a movie and I came up with 'Pretty in Pink' which is the name of both the song and the film it came from.
So 2 entries from me this time - will the design team faint from shock? LOL!

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Songs from the movies 1

I don't watch many films so I had to turn to Google for some help with the theme at CD Sunday - songs from the movies.
I managed to spend a lot of time crafting last weekend and made a card for my niece's birthday. Like me she loves cats so her card had to have at least one cat on it. I knew I'd find something suitable on the Charismatic Cats CD by Creative Crafting World.

Just one or two cats LOL! I also used some Tonic cat dies and the sentiment banner was a members' free gift from Create and Craft.

And the song I chose is 'Everybody wants to be a cat' from the Disney film 'The Aristocats'

I came third with this card.

Friday, 29 April 2016

CD Sunday - 6th birthday celebration!

CD Sunday are celebrating their 6th birthday and instead of choosing a theme they want us to backlink to a card that we've previously entered into one of their challenges.
I've entered over 40 of their challenges over the six years so knew this wasn't going to be an easy decision.
In the early days the challenge was weekly and I found out about it in time to enter the 3rd challenge so at first I thought I would backlink to that card. Then I remembered a Christmas card I entered into a challenge in November of last year which I really liked and thought I'd backlink to that card. Or should it be one of the items I made when I was a guest designer in October 2011 and March 2012? Decisions, decisions! Eventually I chose a card that proved to be a winner in more ways than one!

The theme was chosen by Jocelyn using a photo she'd picked as inspiration. She chose this card as number 1 in the top three entries for that week - 22 August 2015. The design is called cathedral Window and I followed the instructions from Quick Cards Made Easy craft magazine I sent them a photo and told them it had won me a prize in a blog challenge. They printed it on their letters page and I received a prize from them too LOL! Thanks for the inspiration Jocelyn!
My original blog entry is here.
There are some fabulous prizes up for grabs so make sure you get your entries in. You can also enter even if this is your first time. Just backlink to one of your own creations where you've used something from a craft CD.
Good Luck everyone!

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Button It Valentine!

This time last week I was making a Valentine card for my hubby but I'm only now getting around to blogging it. As I've added buttons to the card I'm entering it into the CD Sunday challenge - Add a button or buttons.

I used some new Tonic dies to make a Flip Flop card.The heart backing paper is from Docrafts Digital Designer Favourites Edition - Forever Friends. It's such a shame Docrafts haven't added to their library of CD Roms a have some lovely designs by them.
Flip Flop cards are difficult to photograph and to add to matters I've used Mirri card too!


The central die cut in this photo was cut using a free die from Die Cutting essentials magazine issue 7. In the next photo the backing paper has reflected in the Mirri card - there isn't anything in the middle of the red Mirri heart.

The heart buttons were originally lilac but I coloured them using a Promarker. And yes Carol - they were cut off a pair of my pyjamas!
The sentiment was put on the back of the card as I wanted to keep it private. Our beloved cat has mouth cancer and we're both very upset so the sentiment reflected what we are going through at the moment.

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Seasons - C D Sunday

CD Sunday has chosen the theme of Seasons this time around. While I'm writing this it's pouring with rain and more like November - the back garden is like a lake. My card is Summer although the staples I've used are from a set called Spring LOL!

The backing paper and topper are from a cd called Pamela West's Dayze of Innocence. Unfortunately this cd is no longer available to buy.
The topper is printed onto vellum and attached using staples by Craft Geek and a little tool called Pin It.

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Happy New Year 2016!

The theme at CD Sunday this time is 'Ring in the New Year'. In keeping with the theme I've included bells on my card. I've used 2 Tonic dies and backed the cut outs with with printable vellum.

The vellum was printed with a design from a Cd by Christine Coleman - Parchment with Flowers. The card is finished off with a lemon bow,some Tonic crystal drops and gold 2016 peel off numbers.
I've had to scan the card and the photo is awful! I'm off out and when I get back I'll take a better photo and swap it. A short but sweet post as hubby is waiting for me.