Sunday, 11 November 2018

Winter Wonderland - CD Sunday


Wynn has chosen 'Winter Wonderland' as the theme at The CD Sunday Challenge.

I decided to use a card blank design from the Joanna Sheen magazine box kit issue 6 and also use an image that was in the paper pack that came in the kit.


 I used some pale blue card from my stash for the base layer and topped that with a really pretty bird design backing paper from a My Craft Studio CD – The Best Of MCS Christmas. The CD was free with Quick Cards magazine back in 2012.
 

The ‘Let It Snow’ was also in the free paper pack.
 

Don't forget that the CD Sunday Challenge is about making items using something printed from a craft CD Rom. You can use other craft items on your card/project, such as a stamp or die, but you must include something from a craft Cd. So if you like colouring stamped images or digis you can still enter the challenge but you must include something from a CD such as a backing paper, a sentiment or a butterfly for example. In your blog post/Facebook entry you must give the name of the CD you've used. This is important if the items you've used can be bought as a download as well as a CD as the Design team can't tell which has been used unless you tell us. Your entry can't be considered for a prize if you haven't used a CD or if you haven't told us the name of the CD in your post. The Design team still leave comments on your blog but there's no chance of winning if the above hasn't been followed. We now have a Facebook page if you don't have a blog - The CD Sunday Challenge.










Sunday, 28 October 2018

Christmas - CD Sunday


This fortnight Meg has chosen the theme of Christmas at CD Sunday. I need to start making my Christmas cards, so this was a perfect theme for me. I expect everyone else is well ahead with their cards but if not then why not use something from a CD Rom and join in with the challenge either via the blog or the Facebook page.
I’ve been chomping at the bit to use some Christmas dies from Creative Crafting World so that was my starting point for this card.
 
 I used red mirror card to cut the main backing mat die then cut the poinsettia doily die twice from red and green mirror card, keeping all the ‘bits’ that were cut out of the green layer. I used a plain circle die from another Creative Crafting World die set to cut out the middle of the red doily as well as cutting away all the outer ‘leaves’ with a scissors. By placing the two doilies one on top of the other it showed the green layer underneath. I then replaced the green ‘bits’ into the poinsettia so it looked like the leaves were behind the red petals. I finished off the poinsettias by adding gold gems to the centres.
I then added a circular topper to the middle which is also from Creative Crafting World.
 
My card blank was an 8 by 8 which I covered with a backing paper from a Debbie Moore Designs CD. All the red bows were painted with a clear Sparkle pen to add a touch of shimmer. The die cuts were then added to the card  but I felt it needed something more so cut a poinsettia from the same mirror card and added some green gems to the other three corners.
 
 Don't forget that the CD Sunday Challenge is about making items using something printed from a craft CD Rom. You can use other craft items on your card/project, such as a stamp or die, but you must include something from a craft Cd. So if you like colouring stamped images or digis you can still enter the challenge but you must include something from a CD such as a backing paper, a sentiment or a butterfly for example. In your blog post/Facebook entry you must give the name of the CD you've used. This is important if the items you've used can be bought as a download as well as a CD as the Design team can't tell which has been used unless you tell us. Your entry can't be considered for a prize if you haven't used a CD or if you haven't told us the name of the CD in your post. The Design team still leave comments on your blog but there's no chance of winning if the above hasn't been followed. We now have a Facebook page if you don't have a blog - The CD Sunday Challenge.

Items used:
Backing paper - Debbie Moore Designs CD Christmas Divas
All dies are Paper Boutique from Creative Crafting World - Merry and Bright die from set 7 (Poinsettia doily), Poinsettia die set 7 (Poinsettia flower die)
Topper - Paper Boutique from Creative Crafting World 'The Essence of Christmas'






Sunday, 14 October 2018

Off The Cutting Room Floor - CD Sunday


When it comes to anything crafty I’m a terrible hoarder – if I think I can use it in my crafting it gets kept. I also LOVE Christmas so it’s no surprise that I hoard all sorts of things Christmas related! So when Carol chose ‘Off The Cutting Room Floor’ as the theme at CDSunday I decided to have a rummage through my Christmas craft stash (which fills up a small wardrobe!). I came across these half-used Christmas papers from various CDs and decided to try and make a card with them. I must have kept them for years as most of them are printed onto photo paper and I haven’t used that for a long time.

  



It didn’t go quite to plan!!! Originally I thought I’d use several papers, rolling them up to make a tube and cutting them into different lengths. Then arranging them in size order to make a triangular Christmas tree shape. I gave up on that idea as the colours didn’t work well together. I then decided to use an embossing folder and then highlight the raised areas with Embellishment Mousse. It looked OK but I went over the edges of most of the images and it looked a right mess. So then I embossed a second piece, cut the trees and snowflakes out, rubbed the mousse over them and glued them on the first piece. I then put gems and stars over all the remaining raised areas and managed to hide the messy mousse bits! So something that should have been a simple quick make took me quite a while – Hey Ho!





Items used:

Embossing folder by Crafts-Too called Let It Snow Frame.

Red backing paper from an Artylicious CD by Glenda Waterworth called Season’s Greetings. It was made in 2007 so quite an old CD.

Tonic Nuvo Embellishment Mousse called Cosmic Brown.

Green backing paper by Hunkydory from a magazine prize.

The sentiment is a Paper Boutique die by Creative Crafting World from set 10.

Don't forget that the CD Sunday Challenge is about making items using something printed from a craft CD Rom. You can use other craft items on your card/project, such as a stamp or die, but you must include something from a craft Cd. So if you like colouring stamped images or digis you can still enter the challenge but you must include something from a CD such as a backing paper, a sentiment or a butterfly for example. In your blog post/Facebook entry you must give the name of the CD you've used. This is important if the items you've used can be bought as a download as well as a CD as the Design team can't tell which has been used unless you tell us. Your entry can't be considered for a prize if you haven't used a CD or if you haven't told us the name of the CD in your post. The Design team still leave comments on your blog but there's no chance of winning if the above hasn't been followed. We now have a Facebook page if you don't have a blog - The CD Sunday Challenge.


Sunday, 30 September 2018

Autumn Days - CD Sunday


My card for this fortnight’s CD Sunday theme is quite a simple one. The part that took the longest was die cutting the leaves and acorns in various coloured cardstock and putting them back into the main die cut.

It’s Jane’s turn to pick a theme and she’s chosen ‘Autumn Days’, so along with your ‘something from a CD’ you just need colours that are all around us during autumn.

I covered an 8 by 8 card blank with a paper from The Lace Collection Volume II CD and then just cut the die out and glued it to the card front.

I like how all the various sets of dies in the whole collection have different 'edges' on the inner mat. This one has a really nice slanting 'stitch' effect.
The sentiment is from the Volume VIII set.


I finished the card off with Nuvo Crystal Drops and large brown pearls.
Don't forget that the CD Sunday Challenge is about making items using something printed from a craft CD Rom. You can use other craft items on your card/project, such as a stamp or die, but you must include something from a craft Cd. So if you like colouring stamped images or digis you can still enter the challenge but you must include something from a CD such as a backing paper, a sentiment or a butterfly for example. In your blog post/Facebook entry you must give the name of the CD you've used. This is important if the items you've used can be bought as a download as well as a CD as the Design team can't tell which has been used unless you tell us. Your entry can't be considered for a prize if you haven't used a CD or if you haven't told us the name of the CD in your post. The Design team still leave comments on your blog but there's no chance of winning if the above hasn't been followed. We now have a Facebook page if you don't have a blog - The CD Sunday Challenge.

Creative Crafting World Products used: An 8 by 8 card blank, Perfect Papercrafting Companions – The Lace Collection Volume II DVD Rom (I think the colour of the backing paper was ‘Fig’), The Paper Boutique – Little Things Mean A Lot die set and Sentiments Dies Volume VIII, Lynda Chapman’s brown cardstock, Woodstock card stock and large brown pearls.

Tonic Studio Products used: Nuvo Crystal Drops in Autumn Red, Pearlescent Cosmic Copper and Luxury Embossed card in Peacock Feathers (it’s actually dark brown!).







Sunday, 16 September 2018

G is for...... - CD Sunday

It was lovely to see some different people entering the last CD Sunday Challenge – welcome back to you all. I wonder if the new theme will be just as popular? G is for…..  if you think about it you could come up with lots of things that would fit in with any cards you have to make. 
How about grand daughter/son/child/mother/father, god son/daughter, gold (as in wedding anniversary), good luck, get well to name but a few. I’ve gone Christmassy and chosen gingerbread!
Just a simple one from me this time as I was running out of time to submit my design to the design team. I chose to do a zigzag card with the die, cut at an angle on all three flaps from a piece of A4 white card.  The die is a Die’sire Edgeable Gingerbread man. 

I then added the three different coloured papers which are from a Polka Doodles CD Rom called Here Comes Christmas. The gingerbread men were then cut from Kraft card and coloured card glued behind each of the die cut holes for the eyes, heart, bow tie, and scarf. I then glued them over the white gingerbread men which hid the messy backs with all the little bits of coloured card. The top and bottom gingerbread men were given a hat the same colour of the backing paper and a line of Glitter Nuvo Drops added as a trim and bobble.
I also added some sentiment dies to the insides of the card. The ‘Believe in the Magic of Christmas’ is a Tattered Lace die free with one of their Christmas mags. And the ‘Merry Christmas’ is a Paper Boutique die – a range of dies from Creative Crafting World which are rapidly becoming my favourite range of dies!  


Don't forget that the CD Sunday Challenge is about making items using something printed from a craft CD Rom. You can use other craft items on your card/project, such as a stamp or die, but you must include something from a craft Cd. So if you like colouring stamped images or digis you can still enter the challenge but you must include something from a CD such as a backing paper, a sentiment or a butterfly for example. In your blog post/Facebook entry you must give the name of the CD you've used. This is important if the items you've used can be bought as a download as well as a CD as the Design team can't tell which has been used unless you tell us. Your entry can't be considered for a prize if you haven't used a CD or if you haven't told us the name of the CD in your post. The Design team still leave comments on your blog but there's no chance of winning if the above hasn't been followed. We now have a Facebook page if you don't have a blog - The CD Sunday Challenge.