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.