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.


Sunday, 2 September 2018

Cool Colours - CD Sunday

It's Jocelyn's turn to pick the CD Sunday theme and she's chosen Cool Colours. I thought it was time I made a few Christmas cards and I've been wanting to try the eclipse style of card for some time so combined the two.

A fairly quick design to make except for the die cutting but I was able to cut all 4 letters at the same time. I made my own DL card blank because I have a lot of DL envelopes I'm trying to start using! 
I then covered the card blank with mirri card. I'd already looked through my CDs looking for suitable papers and printed 2 off ready for when I could find the time to do some crafting. The CD rom is by Tattered Lace and is one of the CDs that has papers from the TL magazines on it. This one is Paper Collection Volume 7 and the papers I used were numbers 51 and 60 The CD is Click, Print, Go but I opened it in My Craft Studio so that I could resize the papers to fit my card blanks. 


I die cut the word SNOW from the backing paper and then 4 more times from black card so that there was some height to the letters. I could have just die cut the letters from black funky foam to save time. The alphabet dies I used are from Xcut Carnival Alphabet.
I glued the backing paper to the card blank, glued all the letters together and then placed them back into the backing paper.


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, 19 August 2018

Let's Go Fishing - CD Sunday

Margaret has chosen the theme at CD Sunday for this fortnight's challenge - Let's Go Fishing.
At first I thought I didn't have anything fishing related, but I found a few images on various CDs. I even thought about making a Christmas card with an image of a penguin/polar bear/Eskimo fishing through a hole in the ice!
But then I found a lovely 'fish' backing paper on a Joanna Sheen CD - Faye Whittaker Collection CD2 and decided I would use that as my 'something from a CD'. I covered a piece of white card with the backing paper and then attached a piece of black netting to it. I only glued the netting onto the back of the card and in the middle of the front of the card where I knew I would be placing a topper. The netting was originally a small bag that at one time must have contained something and has been in my stash forever! 


I then opened Serif Craft Artist and designed a topper of a man sea fish from some rocks. I know nothing about fishing, so he probably isn't using the right equipment for sea fishing LOL!

Digikits used were Craft Scapes Summer Seaside, Great Grandads, Country Gardens and Shabby Chic Seaside.


The topper was printed onto lightweight card and then layered onto some shimmery paper that I bought from Sharon Duncan when she had an online shop. I like this paper so much that when she announced she was closing I bought about 4 packs of it. Each pack has several colours in it - light blue, a darker blue, green, pink and orange. I think I've seen it being sold on Create and Craft in a pack with other papers.
I then cut a rectangle of dark blue card to go between the topper and the backing paper.
Finally, I then glued all of this to my card blank which is 7 inches by 7 inches.


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, 5 August 2018

Celebrate In Style - CD Sunday


There's a new theme at CD Sunday and it's Celebrate In Style - chosen by Wynn.
I was looking through some craft magazines and came across a U shaped card where they'd added a piece of card to the central section to make a 'shelf'. They then covered the card in wood paper and designed it to look like a bar at a barbeque. My little grey cells then went into overdrive and I came up with the design for my card.
There was a lot of work went into the making of this with lots of trial and error - I think it took me about 10 days altogether. I won't bore you with the details of how I made it - I'm just going to list the items I used.



The gold 'backing' paper was from Poundland, it’s called Adhesive Paper Glitter Roll - I thought it fitted the 'Style' part of the theme.
The little parcels and party hats are also from Poundland, but I've had them for some time.
The bottles of alcohol and glasses were from a craft magazine I used to buy many years ago. Each magazine had a little card making 'kit' and always contained small images that were die cut. Again, I've had them a very long time.


Something new for a change LOL! I bought Creative Stamping magazine issue 46 and used the lantern stamps. I stamped them twice on a piece of acetate and heat embossed before cutting them as close to the images as I dared. I then coloured the backs with a Tonic Glitter Marker Golden Ochre to make it look as if they were lit up.
The mirror ball gave me a really hard time! After several failed attempts I was browsing a website's sale section to add to the total of my shopping so that I would have free postage. I came across a small packet of mini Christmas baubles and bought them hoping they were small enough - the size wasn't listed. When they arrived, they were 4cms - perfect! And there were 3 silver ones in the packet too! I removed the cap from the top of the bauble and pushed a wooden kebab stick in the end so that I had a 'handle'. I then sprayed the bauble with Crafter's Companion Stick and Stay and quickly dipped the bauble into glitter. The glitter is from Tonic Studios and is called...…………. Mirror Ball - you couldn't make it up LOL! The next day I removed the kebab stick and replaced the bauble cap. The kebab stick was then covered in the gold paper and poked through the top of the card with the bauble hanging from the middle.





                                      


The bunting and balloons are my 'something from a CD rom'. I used a My Craft Studio CD called Inserts & Backgrounds Everyday. There was an insert that had plain bunting on so I cropped the insert to just have the bunting, enlarged it, printed it off and die cut triangles and balloons. By doing it this way I used less ink and paper than if I'd printed out full sheets of each colour I wanted.
The balloons were cut using dies from Sizzix - Mini Bird Crazy & Things by Tim Holtz. I then decorated them with peel offs. The word 'CELEBRATE' was die cut using an alphabet set from the Tattered Lace magazine issue 3. I cut the letters from black card with silver sparkles in it. I used the same card in a thin strip to hang the pennants from.
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, 22 July 2018

Anything Goes - CD Sunday



Thanks to the crafters that supported my choice of theme at the CD Sunday Challenge Blog over the last 2 weeks. I was a little disappointed that there weren’t any Facebook entries this time. I usually post about the challenge in numerous Facebook groups, but I’ve not had much spare time so wasn’t able to do it so perhaps that explains why there were no Facebook entries. Never mind I have a prize waiting for the winner who will be announced next Sunday 29th July.
On to the new theme which has been chosen by our lovely teamie Meg and she has opened it right up for you by choosing ‘Anything Goes’. As long as you include something from a CD rom you can enter, either via the blog or on the Facebook page.
I’m from a large family of 9 and have 5 brothers but I have one that is my favourite because he’s such a really special person. So for his birthday every year I make him a card which he always tells me he loves. He was born in South Wales but our Mam moved, with the 3 youngest children, to Telford in Shropshire when my brother was about 13. He’s fiercely proud of being Welsh and would have loved to move back ‘home’ but work commitments have gotten in the way. I always make him a card with a Welsh theme and look out for things to add to my craft stash throughout the year that are suitable. This year’s card is quite simple and didn’t take long to make.


 I’d recently bought a dragon die and matching stamp by Apple Blossom which I intended using on the card. The dragon is meant to be a mythical beast but I think I’ve gotten away with using it as a Welsh dragon! The green mat was cut using a die from the Card Making Magic range that I recently won in a Facebook competition. I then just covered my base card in a paper from a Sharon Duncan CD called Embossibilities Elegance. Each of the designs on the CD are available in several colours but I just had to choose yellow for these daffodils!The easel card ‘stopper’ is just a rectangle of card covered in more daffodil paper and a sentiment added. The Happy Birthday was also part of my prize from the Card Making Magic range. I then just finished the card by adding various peeloffs and die cuts that are all Welsh related images and words.




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.