Sunday, 10 October 2021

#71 Anything Goes - CD Sunday Plus Challenge

  
As usual the theme at the CD Sunday Plus Challenge is Anything Goes - remember you must have used something printed from a CD, a USB or a digital download, you must state where the item used is from and you must make a physical item and not a digital one.
I’ve seen a lot of ‘wreath’ style cards recently and decided to have a go at making one. They’re usually made with circle dies but I used stitched hexagon ones as I liked the shape. This card was for my late husband’s only surviving aunty and her husband. It was their 67th wedding anniversary and she loves the colour purple.

  

The base is covered with a paper from a collection called Lavender Fields. We always say that it doesn’t matter how small the ‘digital’ item is it still qualifies to enter the challenge - and this proves the point!
Using two different sized dies I made a frame and cut two of them. Acetate is glued to the front of the card with one frame covering the join. The second frame is attached to the back to hide the adhesive on the acetate.
I’m obsessed with using Cut and Fold Flower Folders at the moment and they’re kept permanently on my desk. I used purple parchment to cut out the flowers which has turned white from the embossing. I then highlighted parts of it with a glitter marker in Purple Passion. I finished the card off with die cut foliage and white half pearls.

 

 The cards are usually open at the bottom like a top fold card but they then don’t stand up very well and tend to slide open when on display so I made a solid base and put the finished card in a box to post.


Items used:
The Paper Pantry USB Vol VI – collection used is Lavender Fields.
Presscut Nesting Dies – Stitch Dot Hexagons.
Chloe’s Creative cards - Meadow Flower Cut and Emboss Folder.
Tonic Studios - Changing Seasons Wreath Die Set for the foliage.
The Paper Boutique - Sentiments dies Volume XX.

The challenge will close on Saturday 23rd October 2021 at 1pm.

Don't forget that the CD Sunday Plus Challenge is now about making items using something printed from a craft CD Rom, USB or digital download. You can use other craft items on your card/project, such as a stamp or die, but you must include something printed from the new categories. You must also make a physical item and not a digital one. In your blog post/Facebook entry you must give the name of the printed item you've used.

We also have a Facebook page if you don't have a blog - The CD Sunday Plus Challenge.







Sunday, 26 September 2021

#70 Anything Goes - CD Sunday Plus Challenge

As usual the theme at The CD Sunday Plus Challenge is Anything Goes - remember you must have used something printed from a CD, a USB or a digital download, you must state where the item used is from and you must make a physical item and not a digital one.

On one of the craft forums I belong to we have a birthday card swap. Originally it was set up so we only had one person in each month to make a card for. Sadly the numbers have dropped and we now only have nine people. Three of them are in September and with several family members also having September birthdays I try to get ahead with the cards in August.

This is one of the cards I made for the September birthday swap.

 


The backing paper is from a Paper Pantry USB with several collection on it. This one is called The Walled Garden. It was originally a paper pack but with it now on a USB I don’t have to think about running out of any of the designs.

The dies are by Becca Feeken for Spellbinders, she also has a blog called Amazing Paper Grace which I’ve followed for many years. She designs the most beautiful dies and her cards are always stunning. So when Create and Craft had some of her new range recently I just had to buy a couple. It’s very rare for the UK craft channels to have any of Becca’s dies. 

 

 The flowers are handmade using a very old set of dies by Creative Expressions from 2014. They’re still very useable even though they’re quite old. The dies are in 4 different sizes and I was able to use two sizes that were just the right fit for the card. I placed tiny grey half pearls in the centres of the flowers and large grey pearls on two of the edges of the card.

  

Items used:
Creative Crafting World: 7 by 5 landscape card blank, The Paper Pantry Vol I USB – The Walled Garden Collection, and grey and maroon card.
Spellbinders: Becca Feeken Birthday Wishes Vignette S5-455
Creative Expression: Sue Wilson’s Finishing Touches Camellia Complete Petals dies.

The challenge will close on Saturday 9th October 2021 at 1pm.

Don't forget that the CD Sunday Plus Challenge is now about making items using something printed from a craft CD Rom, USB or digital download. You can use other craft items on your card/project, such as a stamp or die, but you must include something printed from the new categories. You must also make a physical item and not a digital one. In your blog post/Facebook entry you must give the name of the printed item you've used.

We also have a Facebook page if you don't have a blog - The CD Sunday Plus Challenge.









Sunday, 12 September 2021

#69 Anything Goes - CD Sunday Plus Challenge

As usual the theme at The CD Sunday Plus Challenge is Anything Goes - remember you must have used something printed from a CD, a USB or a digital download, you must state where the item used is from and you must make a physical item and not a digital one
I’d finished making a card for a future CD Sunday Plus challenge and had some scraps of paper left on my desk. They were heading for the recycling when I changed my mind and made a wedding anniversary card for my next door neighbours with them.

  

 The card blank is a 5 by 7 inch landscape card but I’ve turned it so the fold is at the top (a tent fold). I covered the card blank with backing paper that was a free download from Papercraft Essentials issue 200. You don’t need to buy the magazine to access the downloads – they’re on the Craft World website. I think you need to join the site to access them. 

I had a new set of dies on my desk and they fitted the card blank - result! There are 5 dies in the set but I’ve only used the largest and smallest – for the mat behind the flower. 

 

I made the flower using more of the printed paper and a cut and emboss folder. I like these folders so much they now sit permanently on my desk. Only thing is most of my cards now have flowers on them LOL! 

I finished the card with a sentiment and backing layer cut using the same card and paper. I also added some large half pearls in pink and white. 


Items used: 
Creative Crafting World: 5 by 7 landscape card blank and Happy Anniversary die.
Crafts Too John Next Door: Oundle die set.
Tonic Studios: Craft Perfect card in Ballet Pink.
Chloe’s Creative Cards: Cut and Emboss Folder Mystical Flower.

The challenge will close on Saturday 25th September 2021 at 1pm.

Don't forget that the CD Sunday Plus Challenge is now about making items using something printed from a craft CD Rom, USB or digital download. You can use other craft items on your card/project, such as a stamp or die, but you must include something printed from the new categories. You must also make a physical item and not a digital one. In your blog post/Facebook entry you must give the name of the printed item you've used.

We also have a Facebook page if you don't have a blog - The CD Sunday Plus Challenge.

Sunday, 29 August 2021

#68 Anything Goes - CD Sunday Plus Challenge

As usual the theme at The CD Sunday Plus Challenge is Anything Goes - remember you must have used something printed from a CD, a USB or a digital download, you must state where the item used is from and you must make a physical item and not a digital one.
For my Design Team make this time I’ve chosen a card I made for my next door neighbour. He’s very hands on with DIY and he works as a caretaker/handyman at a local school. I knew I had a CD rom with the perfect image and background scene.


I covered a card blank with silver mirror card and then glued the ‘shed’ image onto it. The man was from a decoupage sheet on the CD and holds a pint of beer in his left hand. I didn’t want this in the final image so I searched my Craft Artist digikits and found a mug that was suitable which fitted perfectly in his hand hiding the pint glass! I don’t enjoy fussy cutting as I’m not very good at it but managed to cut out three layers of decoupage and they don’t look too bad.


I die cut lots of nuts, bolts and tools from mirror card and placed them around the shed. The centres of the nuts are little circles and would normally be waste but I used them to hang up some of the tools and I think they worked!

  

 Items used: 
Creative Crafting World: landscape base card 5 x 7. 
Just Inklined The Big One CD: Framin’ Cards Set 2 – DIY Tool Shed #1 for the background. Flippin’ Men Flippin’ DIY decoupage sheet for the guy.
Tools were all cut using a set of dies free with Die Cutting Essentials Issue 51.
The challenge will close on Saturday 11th September 2021 at 1pm.
Don't forget that the CD Sunday Plus Challenge is now about making items using something printed from a craft CD Rom, USB or digital download. You can use other craft items on your card/project, such as a stamp or die, but you must include something printed from the new categories. You must also make a physical item and not a digital one. In your blog post/Facebook entry you must give the name of the printed item you've used.
We also have a Facebook page if you don't have a blog - The CD Sunday Plus Challenge.

Sunday, 15 August 2021

#67 Anything Goes - CD Sunday Plus Challenge

Thanks to everyone who entered the CD Sunday Plus Challenge over the last two weeks. I was host and I now need to pick my Top Three choices – not an easy task with so many gorgeous makes to choose from!
As usual the theme at The CD Sunday Plus Challenge is Anything Goes - remember you must have used something printed from a CD, a USB or a digital download, you must state where the item used is from and you must make a physical item and not a digital one. Please also remember we only allow three entries per person, per challenge.
I’ve previously mentioned that Tonic had a Spring card making challenge back in April.  I made a card for each of the eight daily themes and this card was for Picnic Time. 
I was sure I’d find something suitable in my Craft Artist digi kits and I was right! There was a predesigned scene and I added a few things like the blue sky, sun, clouds, deckchairs and picnic basket.


I just matted it onto card in coordinating colours and layered it all up.
Items used: 
Serif Craft Artist – Beside The Sea, Playground, Pirates, Pin up Cheesecake, Stroll in the Park, Victoria Nelson’s Country Day Out and Craft Scapes Riverside Walk, English Town, Summer Seaside. 
Presscut – Nesting Dies Stitch Dot Squares. Presscut Nesting Dies – Plain Squares and Stitched Squares.
The challenge will close on Saturday 28th August 2021 at 1pm. 
Don't forget that the CD Sunday Plus Challenge is now about making items using something printed from a craft CD Rom, USB or digital download. You can use other craft items on your card/project, such as a stamp or die, but you must include something printed from the new categories. You must also make a physical item and not a digital one. In your blog post/Facebook entry you must give the name of the printed item you've used. 
We also have a Facebook page if you don't have a blog - The CD Sunday Plus Challenge.