Sunday, 30 October 2011
As the title says it's my last week as Guest Designer for the CD Sunday Challenge Blog. I've had to schedule this post as I'm away so I hope Mr Blogger plays nicely. The themes for 3 of the 5 weeks in October were good ones for me. I already had a CD called Wine Buffs so that was an easy week for me, I love Halloween - as last week's photo shows! - and this final week was very enjoyable as it's Puss Cat and I adore cats. I've recently discovered Polka Doodle CDs so reached for Paper Boutique Volume 3 as I knew there was a cat image on there. I decided to make a magnetic notepad to keep on the fridge door.
Sunday, 23 October 2011
I don't know why but I love Halloween - perhaps it's because it's near my birthday and I'm often refered to as The Welsh Witch! LOL! So when I was told that it was one of the themes for my month as Guest Designer for the CD Sunday Challenge Blog I knew I'd be in my element. This is going to be a long post with several photos so make yourselves comfortable. The first photo is a group shot of the items I've made. It's All Fiddle Fart. Vince. He regularly has free digis of his amazing artwork that can be downloaded. The eyeball packets contain eyeball sweets and the skull packets have skull rock sweets. The RIP headstones, red devils and green frogs are clipart from the internet, opened in MCS, resized and tiled. RIP packets are 'body parts' sweets, devils and frogs have red and green jelly beans respectively. Bats, flying witches, ghosts and pumpkins again are all from the Crafter's Companion cd and colours changed in MCS to match the colours of the sweets (jelly beans). If you're still with me - well done! And I hope I've given you some ideas for your own Halloween celebrations. Next Sunday is my last week as Guest Designer for CD Sunday (sigh). I've already made my 'item' as I'm away for the weekend and will have to schedule my blog posting - fingers crossed Mr Blogger wants to play nice!
Sunday, 16 October 2011
When I found out the theme for CD Sunday this week was 'Around the World' I was a bit stumped. I wanted to include lots of images from around the world so decided a card was out as it would be too small. Looking through my cds for inspiration I came across one by Card Creations+ called Wild and Beautiful. There are so many lovely images of animals from many different places - Alaska, Russia, Australia, Canada, Greenland, Africa, Norway, Eurasia etc I knew I wanted to use as many photos as possible so decided to make a calendar for next year to hang in my craft room.
Sunday, 9 October 2011
The theme this week on the CD Sunday Challenge Blog is Wine Buffs. Well there's one cd that fits the bill - Wine Buffs from Katy Sue Designs! I decided to make a double easel card so that I could use two of the cartoon images.
Sunday, 2 October 2011
............why do you think they’re so popular with card makers? I like butterflies in real life but rarely include them in my card making. So when I was told the theme of my first entry as a Guest Designer for the CD Sunday Challenge Blog was Butterfly Kisses I knew I’d find it challenging – little did I know how challenging! LOL! Along with the members of the Design Team I received a set of stamps from this month’s sponsors, Creative Expressions. The stamps were designed by Sam Poole and called Nature’s Wonders. The set includes several butterflies, some ladybirds, a large stamp with plants a moth and a beetle, a few sentiments and……….a spider on a web. I have a dread of all things creepy crawly but especially spiders (even typing the word I’m feeling nauseous). I’m not too bad if they don’t move but you won’t see me for dust if they do. Thankfully rubber stamps don’t have a habit of crawling along your desk so I did manage to make a card.
Saturday, 1 October 2011
The lovely Design Team members over at CD Sunday have asked me to be a Guest Designer for the month of October. I was hesitant at first because life is very hectic and stressful looking after my FIL. But my darling hubby (known to a few as the Pie Man) persuaded me to accept. October is my birthday month and 3 of the 5 weekly themes were good subjects for me so I took that as an omen and agreed to do it. At this point I have made 3 'items' and have ideas for the last 2 so it looks as if I'm on track! I'd be so upset if I wasn't able to fulfill my commitment and let the DT down. So starting with this post I have to learn how to schedule a posting - fingers crossed this goes ok! LOL! I have a busy few days ahead as we're clearing out FIL's shed, but family are visiting and helping us out so despite the soaring temperatures it shouldn't be to difficult a task.
After managing to post my entry for the CD Sunday Challeng Blog on Tuesday of last week, I'm back to tail end Charlie this week! LOL! I knew I was going to have a very busy week so wouldn't be able to make this week's card until today. But when I got up this morning I had a sore throat and felt really ill so after being up for all of 2 hours I went back to bed. I slept most of the day and when I eventually got up managed to quickly make this card for the theme of Winter Wonderland.