Sunday, 18 September 2016

Things with Wheels - CD Sunday

Do you ever have an idea for making a card and then when you sit down to make it the card turns out nothing like you'd planned? When I first saw the theme for this week's CD Sunday challenge, Things with Wheels', I knew straight away I was going to make a card that featured a new die I had free with Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine. It's a Build-A-Bike die and I thought it would look really cute placed to the side of the main image. I can't download a photo but you will find the die here.
And this is how the card ended up!

Nothing like I'd originally planned and not a bike insight LOL!
The main image is from an old CD that I'm sure many long time crafters have - Enchanted Christmas by Joanna Sheen. There was already a blue frame around it so I used the colours in the image to make the rest of the card. The backing paper is from Embossibilities Christmas CD by Sharon Duncan. This paper is called Christmas icons and the images are all things Christmas related - snowmen, snowflakes, Christmas trees, baubles, stars, holly, presents, mittens and candy canes. It can be printed off in 15 different colours. I have nearly all of Sharon's Embossibilities CDs and love the embossed look the papers have. She's just brought out some new CDs and I have my eye on a few when I can afford them. The blue strip across the card matched the blue frame on the image but I only had a small piece so it's been chopped in half and doesn't go all the way under the image (our secret - ssshhhh!). I embossed the blue card with a snowflake embossing border from Tattered Lace and had just enough left to cut a Merry Christmas using a die free with a magazine (I use that phrase a lot!). I decided it needed something else and found some cream snowflakes in my stash and dotted Tonic Nuvo drops in the middle of them. So my 'bicycle' card turned into Father Christmas in an old fashioned ornate car - hope you like it!

The challenge runs until 1st October (where has the year gone?) and as it's Carol's chosen theme she will have a prize for the winner. To be eligible for the prize you must include something you've printed from a craft CD Rom and you must name the CD in your blog post. If you don't the design team may leave comments on your blog but you won't be allowed to win the prize. 


  1. Hi Pamela I love these vintage images and Joanna Sheen CD's the card is loaded with gifts and is similar in shape to a sleigh, great papers and layout.

  2. I love how your 'plan' eventually turned out. Always the way you have one thought then your imagination goes off in another direction entirely!!! Happy accidents!! You and I seem to have collided with our thoughts. I love the Vintage theme at Christmas and I love your card too. Hugs Wynn xx

  3. I remember the image and you have presented it so well. What a lot of work. I am glad I am not the only one who ends up with something completely different.

  4. A fabulous card Pamela, a super vintage image and lovely colours.

  5. I thought I had seen the image before, and when you said the name of the CD I remembered I have that one.
    Lovely card, it's such a cute image for a vintage Christmas card.

  6. A lovely card from a great CD. It's nice to revisit some of the older CDs as there is always something different to discover.
    Jocelyn x


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