Sunday, 18 February 2018

Up, Up and Away - CD Sunday

Another Sunday comes around and it's time for a new challenge theme over at the CD Sunday Challenge blog. We're doing things a little bit differently now. The winners from last week's challenge, Vintage Love, will announced in a separate post on the blog next week. That means we'll have a new blog post every week so our blog followers will have a reminder in their reading lists. Hopefully this will give people a gentle 'nudge' about the challenge and remind them of when they need to get their entry done by.
So onto the new theme and this time it's Carol's choice and she's chosen 'Up, Up and Away'.
I knew I had a die that would be perfect for this theme (Adventure Landscape Die by Pretty Quick)but needed the 'something from a CD element' so I turned to Craft Artist and found the perfect backing paper in the Classic Transport digi kit. This was glued to a 5 by 7 card blank ready for the die cut.


I don't know if you can tell from the photo but each section in the die cut was glittered individually.


I backed the blue mirri card with double sided adhesive and cut it using my XCut Express machine. You can alter the pressure on the XCut so I adjusted it so that only the mirri card was cut. The double sided adhesive just had cuts in the backing so I was able to peel it away from each section and add glitter without it going into other sections. The topper was then added to the card using foam tape to add height.
I finished the card by stamping Up, Up & Away! down the left hand side. This was originally one stamp but I cut the words out so I could space them out up the side.
Don't forget that the CD Sunday Challenge is all about making items using craft CD Roms. You can use other craft items on your card/project, such as a stamp or die as in my card, but you must include something from a 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, 4 February 2018

Vintage Love - CD Sunday

A new theme for the CD Sunday Challenge and with it being the month of love there could only be one theme! It's Jocelyn's choice and she's gone for Vintage Love. So get your CDs out and look through them for something suitable, it could be an image, a backing paper, a sentiment or a small embellishment. Who's your card going to be for? A partner, a much loved friend, someone who you want to tease or play a trick on? Mine's for my hubby of 39 years. He's really supportive of my crafting and sometime offers me advise if I'm unsure if something looks right.                        
I found instructions for a 'fanfare fold' in Papercraft Inspirations issue 174 and it has several surfaces that can be decorated.
This is the card completed folded:

                                                 


The front of the card.


The second page.

And the last page where the sentiment will be written.


Each page was covered in a plain backing paper that had first had the edges inked and distressed. Then another, floral paper, was layered on top that had also had the edges inked and distressed. Each of the die cuts were cut from backing papers that had been printed onto card. The red die cuts were also stamped before being die cut.
I finished the card off with pink roses and pink pearls.
All dies and stamps are from the Tonic Box Kit magazine number 4. The backing papers are from Serif Craft Artist - All Sewn Up (the two flowery papers), Deco Opulence (the red paper) and Fifties Fever (the pink paper).
Don't forget that the CD Sunday challenge is all about making items using something from craft CD Roms. You can use other craft items on your card/project, such as a stamp , but you must include something from a CD. So if you like colouring stamped images or digis you can still enter the challenge but you must include something from a CD. In your blog post you must give the name of the CD you've used. This is especially 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 card 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 the blogs 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.
The challenge runs until Saturday 17th February at 1pm.

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Winter in the Mountains - CD Sunday

I was looking through some back issues of one of my favourite craft magazines and came across a card fold I've not seen before. It's called a U-fold and has a central area that is set back from the front and gives a great 3-D effect. The magazine was Quick Cards Made Easy issue 172 but sadly the magazine has now been discontinued. I've bought it for many, many years possibly from issue 1 and it's always been one of my favourites. I shall miss it dropping through my letterbox every month.
So I now had a card shape for Margaret's theme at CD Sunday - Winter in the Mountains. I looked through a few of my craft CD roms and came across an image of a young lad skiing which then got my old brain cells thinking and this is what I came up with:



 

I covered the card blank with a snowy sky paper from a CD that was free with Making Cards magazine in 2016.I then resized the boy to fit the side panels and layered him onto black card. He is from a Polkadoodles CD called Magical Winter part one.

The snowy hills in the central section are die cut from plain white card that I've gone over with a clear overlay Spectrum Noir Sparkle Glitter pen from Crafter's Companion. The dies were free in Simply Cards and Paper Crafts magazine issue 168. The houses are a Tattered Lace die from the Christmas magazine 2017 and I placed yellow paper behind to look like lights. To finish I just covered the front band with more snowy paper and added a die cut sentiment from Creative Dies.
I hope you find time to enter the challenge - it's open until Saturday 3rd February at 1 pm. 
Don't forget that the CD Sunday challenge is all about making items using craft CD Roms. You can use other craft items on your card/project, such as a stamp , but you must include something from a 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 you must give the name of the CD you've used. This is especially 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 card 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 the blogs 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, 7 January 2018

'J' is for.......... - CD Sunday

Time for a new theme at CD Sunday - the first one of 2018! It's Wynn's turn to pick a theme and she's chosen 'J is for........'.
Don't forget to pop over to the CD Sunday blog as I've picked the Top Three entries for my Christmas Present theme from 3rd December.
I couldn't decide what to do for this one, I even went through the dictionary looking at all the words under J. I decided to give up for a while and make a card for hubby's favourite aunty. As I was looking through my craft CDs I came across the perfect image - not just for aunty but also for the challenge. It just shows that sometimes it pays to have a break if Mr Mojo doesn't want to play!

The CD I used was The Big One Volume 2 from La Pashe. There's a section called The Wrinklies and I used the Jiggle Belles design. The backing paper, main image and decoupage pieces were all on an A4 sheet. I took the page into Craft Artist and adjusted it to fit a 6 x 6 card. All I did was glue the backing paper to a card blank, made a mat from gold card and added the main image. 



The decoupage pieces were just the heads and bra tops of the ladies on the left and right. The lady in the middle had several pieces to decoupage including a full body image. I added gems to their belly buttons and went over some of their costume with a Sparkle pen.
Now with a name like the Jiggle Belles surely there should have some movement! So I added a spring to the second image of the middle lady. I made the spring by winding thin wire around a pencil. Now when you touch her she Jiggles LOL!
I've attached a video of her moving.





I hope you find time to enter the challenge - it's open until Saturday 20th January at 1 pm. 
Don't forget that the CD Sunday challenge is all about making items using craft CD Roms. You can use other craft items on your card/project, such as a stamp , but you must include something from a 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 you must give the name of the CD you've used. This is especially 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 card 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 the blogs 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, 17 December 2017

Christmas Flowers and/or Foliage - CD Sunday

Thanks to everyone who entered my theme for the CD Sunday Challenge blog. It was lovely to see people who regularly support the challenge joined by new people from a couple of Facebook groups I belong to. I'll be back on Sunday 7th January 2018 to announce my Top Three and I have a prize ready and waiting for the winner. Don't forget to check the CD Sunday blog to see if you were a winner in Jane's 'Christmas Things With Wings' theme from 2 weeks ago.
This time it's Meg's turn to pick the theme and she's chosen Christmas Flowers and/or Foliage. I knew I wanted to have poinsettia's somewhere in my project and came up with this:



There's a bit of poinsettia overload LOL! 
I had a new pack of vellum and some stamps (free with Creative Stamping magazine) sitting on my desk. I stamped and embossed the poinsettias onto the vellum, fussy cut them out and added Tonic Nuvo Drops in Dandelion Yellow.

                                        

I then knew I'd have to make a pop up box to display the poinsettias. It took me 4 attempts to find the right backing paper! Every time I thought I'd found the right one I printed it onto card, made the box up and held the poinsettias in place and they just didn't look right. I eventually found a paper with poinsettias on from DoCrafts Digital Designer. It's in the Christmas Past series of discs from Papermania and the collection is called Henbury Lane - Poinsettia.
To decorate the flaps I used dies from Tonic Studio. They're quite an open design so I coloured some white card with a Forest Green Promarker and made a backing for them.





The dies are called Festive Gift, Ornate Candle and Christmas Pud. They were cut from Tonic's Craft Perfect card in Fern Green - brilliant card for die cutting! I added a few drops of Berry Red and Woodland Green Nuvo Drops to each of the die cuts.



                                       

                                                                                                                                 

Behind the poinsettias there's a Christmas greeting but it's hidden by the flowers.



The stamp is from Tonic and then die cut with the matching die set - Merry Christmas Double Banner.

I'm sure you'll be able to find a card you've made that has something to fit the Christmas Flowers or Foliage theme just remember to use something from a CD. The CD Sunday challenge is all about making items using craft CD Roms. You can use other craft items on your card/project, such as a stamp or die cuts, but you must include something from a 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 you must give the name of the CD you've used. This is especially 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 card 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 the blogs but there's no chance of being one of the Top Three if the above hasn't been followed.

You have until Saturday 7th January 2018 to submit your entry and we now have 3 ways to do this. If you have a blog you can enter from there, you can email a photo to the email address on the CD Sunday blog or you can now post a photo on the pinned post on Facebook.

The CD Sunday team hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!