Sunday, 27 October 2019

Anything Goes #22 - CD Sunday Plus


Since I last posted for the CD Sunday Challenge there’s been a few changes! One in particular is the name - it’s now The CD Sunday Plus Challenge. The name’s been changed because we will now accept entries were something has been printed from craft USBs, digital downloads as well as craft CDs. It appears to have been a popular decision because the number of entries has increased. And I’m happy that we can now use USBs because I’ve bought some and it means I can include them in my Design Team entry.

This fortnight’s challenge is extra special because Debbi Moore has kindly sent the team several of her CDs to use. It came about because one of the team was chatting to Debbi at a craft show and she was interested in hearing about the CD Sunday Challenge. If you have any of Debbi’s CDs, USBs or downloads it would be lovely if you could use them for this challenge but of course you don’t have to. As usual the theme is Anything Goes.



 

For my card I used an image and paper from Debbi’s Mermaids CD. It’s a quick card made using an 8x8 card blank and attaching the backing paper to it. I then die cut a mat from a pale lilac card. Both the card and the die are from The Paper Boutique – A Sprinkle of Winter card collection and Love Conquers All die set. The mermaid topper had a second gold frame around it but I trimmed it off so it would sit nicely on the mat.I finished the card with gold pearls and a sentiment again both from The Paper Boutique.



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. In your blog post/Facebook entry you must give the name of the printed item you've used.

The challenge runs until Saturday 9th November at 1pm.

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

Monday, 9 September 2019

A few cards I've made this year.


My youngest sister was 50 this year. I’ve used Lacey Nested Oval die set from Card Making Magic by Christina Griffiths. The sentiment is by The Paper Boutique – both the Happy Birthday and Sister. The card used is Mauve Purple Craft Perfect from Tonic Studios and lilac pearlescent Centura Pearl from Crafter’s Companion.







A simple card made for one of my nephews.


 I always send my favourite brother a ‘Welsh’ themed card. The dies are by Tattered Lace.






My wonderful next door neighbours celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary recently and this is the card I made for them. I used dies by The Paper Boutique called Garden Gate Beyond Borders dies and papers from A Garden in Provence also by The Paper Boutique. 



The card was 8x8 and the insert was A4 so the was a piece cut off to make it fit inside. Rather then waste the cut off piece I used it on another card.




The die on this one is also from The Paper Boutique called Floral Trellis Beyond Borders. I cut out flowers and leaves from sheets of card (The Paper Boutique again!) and placed them over the ones in the die.

















Sunday, 26 May 2019

Anything Goes #11 - CD Sunday


It’s time for another ‘Anything Goes’ theme at CD Sunday which runs until 8th June.

I decided I wanted to use a die that I haven’t used yet from Crafter’s Companion – Regal Lattice Create-A-Card. I cut 2 from some pearl card stock and these die sets have a ‘tab’ die so I added that to the end of each die cut. I then wrapped the ‘tab’ around the back of either end of a rectangular piece of card so I ended up with a gate fold design.
I covered the middle of the card with a backing paper printed from a Creative Crafting World CD – Perfect Forever Companions.
I added a Happy Birthday cut from the same pearl card – the die is a Tonic Studios Birthday Swirl.


I finished off by adding Nuvo Stone Drops in Lady Liberty to the front of the card and matching ribbon to hold the card closed.




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.

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









Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Trellis effect birthday card


A blog post that's not related to CD Sunday LOL!

I made this card for my niece’s birthday. It was a nightmare to make and she didn’t receive it until 4 days after her birthday – although Royal Mail added one of those days by not delivering it the day after it was posted!

I’d seen an advert in several craft magazines of a card made with a set of dies and wanted to put my spin on it.

I already had the base dies – Card Builder Die Set and Card Builder Panel Die Set by Paper Discovery (bought from Craft Stash).

I spent a whole day cutting these dies from various weights of card and using different machines. I eventually gave up around 11 at night and tried again the next day! The main problem was that there are 2 dies to each panel – the outer edge and then the fancy cut out design. It didn’t matter which I cut first but the pressure in the machines would make the dies move and ruin the cut.

In the end I used 180 gsm pearl card from Ross Papercrafts which worked perfectly.

I covered a cream card base with Tonic Craft Perfect in Cherry Red then layered the first die cut over it.

The top layer is two separate pieces of card - one is a frame with a fancy edge and that is glued over a second, larger layer that has the trellis effect cut out of the middle and plain card around the outside. These are then put on foam tape to lift them up and where the sentiment and flowers are I put more foam tape underneath so it was supporting them but hidden from view.

The sentiment is from Tonic Studios – Sentiment Strip die.

I finished off with flowers that I’ve had in my stash ages bought from a craft show that used to be in Cardiff football stadium, they’re from Craft Fairy but I don’t know if they still trade.

I added 3 drops of Nuvo Crystal Drops (Autumn Red) in two of the corners. 




Sunday, 12 May 2019

Anything Goes #10 - CD Sunday

A very simple and quick card for the CD Sunday Challenge. The theme is Anything Goes but you must use something printed from a craft CD.  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. 


The image is from the Magical Winter CD (part one) by Polkadoodles. It's quite an old CD - 2011. I printed straight onto an A4 piece of card stock - Pearlised Antique Lace from Limetree Crafts. Folded the card in half to make an A5 card. And highlighted areas with a sparkle pen - the igloo, fish and snow on the sign post.
Don't worry if you don't have a blog you can post a photo of your make on the  The CD Sunday Challenge Facebook page.