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!








Sunday, 3 December 2017

Christmas Present - CD Sunday

It was lovely to see a few new people entering the challenge last time. And our new Facebook page has had several visits and 'likes' so hopefully even more people will join in.
Jane will pick her Top Three for Christmas Things With Wings and the winner will be announced on the CD Sunday blog on 17th December.
It's now my turn to pick a theme which will run for the next two weeks until Saturday 16th December. I like to pick themes that give people the chance to interpret them in different ways. So I've chosen 'Christmas Present' - no 'S' on the end of present. So you can choose to do Christmas gifts or Christmas as it is today in the 21st century. All of the design team have gone with Christmas gifts except me LOL! But that's my quirky sense of humour!
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 dies, but you must also 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.
I designed my card in Serif's Craft Artist. We allow Craft Artist to be used as it was originally available on a CD. 


I've used 4 Purple Ronnie kits - Christmas Dinner, Christmas Family, Christmas Mates and Christmas party. Everything was put in place in Craft Artist, resized, shadows added and a thin black frame placed around the outside. I then printed the design straight onto card - perfect for posting as it can go small letter. This is going to a particular friend who has the same sense of humour as me and likes Purple Ronnie. 
I'm sure everyone is frantically making Christmas cards at the moment so why not enter the challenge at the same time? Just remember to use something from a CD and you could win the prize I have ready to be posted. And don't forget you can now enter on Facebook by adding a photo to the pinned post for this new theme. Good Luck everyone!

Sunday, 19 November 2017

CD Sunday - Christmas Things With Wings

I decided to use the new theme at CD Sunday to make hubby's Christmas card. It's Jane's turn to pick the theme and she's chosen 'Christmas Things With Wings'. My first thoughts were angels/fairies but I was having a look through Craft Artist and came across a pre-made card design/layout with 2 owls. All the items on my card are from the digikit 'Cosy Up Christmas'. CD Sunday allow the use of Craft Artist in their challenges as it was originally available on CD.
I changed a few things in the pre-made design and came up with this:



I opened 2 pages in Craft Artist so that I could print elements off to cut them out and 3D them instead of having a totally flat, printed card. The first page was the blue backing paper with the owls on the branch. I glued ribbon from my stash to the lower part and then stuck the page to the front of an A4 card. The second page was used to print off the paler backing paper and the Merry Christmas banner. I die cut an aperture using an outer edge die from Tonic's Jasmine Sunset Layering die set. This was then raised up on foam tape. 


The Merry Christmas banner originally had a green layer around it but I wasn't happy with the shade of green so cut it off. I found some green glitter card in my stash and used it as a mat around the sentiment. This was also raised up from the ribbon.
I then needed to add something to the paler aperture layer as it looked very bare. I used Tonic's Falling Snowflakes Trio die set to cut snowflakes from plain white card. The small snowflakes are from another die that was free in a craft magazine. In order to make the snowflakes fit in I coloured the white card with Cosmic Shimmers Glitter Kiss in Sea Green Kiss. They turned out almost identically in colour to the green glitter mat around the sentiment! I finished off by adding Tonic's Nuvo Drops in Buttermilk to the snowflakes 



I then used glaze on the eyes and the stars on the blue backing paper were highlighted with a Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen in clear and then a clear gem put in the centres. 




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 digi image, but you must also 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.

And we now have three ways of entering the challenges - the blog, by email and now a new Facebook page!
This theme, 'Christmas Things With Wings', will run until Saturday 2nd December. I'm sure everyone has their Christmas stash out frantically making their own Christmas cards so hopefully you'll make one that fits in with this theme and can join in - good luck!

Monday, 13 November 2017

Two wedding anniversary cards.

Two posts in a row that have nothing to do with the CD Sunday Blog Challenge LOL!
Recently it was my brother and his wife's first wedding anniversary. I'd made table decorations and place names for the reception last year and still had some of the purple card left so used it on this card.


 The figures were cut using Tonic Silhouette Scenes First Dance die set. The word 'Love' was also cut using a die from Tonic - the Someone Special die set. For the two hearts I used Marianne Design Creatables - Petra's Heart die set. A simple layout with some parts raised on foam tape which I think worked well and they loved it!

At the other end of the scale it was mine and hubby's 39th wedding anniversary the week after and this was my card to him.


It looks as if I used white glitter card but I didn't. It's a piece of plain white card that's been embossed using the Filigree Affections Idyllics embossing folder. I then rubbed Frosty Sparkle Glitter Kiss from Cosmic Shimmer all over the card to pick up the embossing.
I then cut a banner from red sparkly card using a die from Apple Blossom's Wintry Additions - All Occasions Collection. The Happy Anniversary is a die from Creative Dies.
I finished the card off by adding some heart die cuts that I'd covered in Fire Red Glitter Kiss and some red heart dew drops that I've had a very long time!