Sunday, 11 April 2021

#58 Anything Goes - CD Sunday Plus Challenge

The theme, as usual, is Anything Goes at the CD Sunday Plus Challenge. You must have used something printed from a CD, a USB or a digital download, you must state where the item used is from and you must make a physical item and not a digital one. I’ve combined this with the current challenge at Fezziwigs Festive Frolics which has the theme of Santa Says.

Regular followers may recognise this card as I made a similar one back in 2015 (click here to see the original).

Using Serif Craft Artist the central topper for this card was in the ready made Christmas card section of the digi kit Hearts and Roses by Hearts Designs. But it was surrounded by a horrible backing paper that was cream with green dots. As with the original card I used a much nicer backing paper by Victoria Nelson in her Christmas Bouquet digi kit. 


I did things a little differently to the original card I colourised the frame to be brown – the original was black. And I recoloured the background to be similar to the greens in the backing paper. Since 2015 I’ve learnt how to use the colour picker in Craft Artist! I also put text along the banner this time and I included mats in a deep pink similar to the pink in the backing paper.

Items used:
Serif Craft Artist – Hearts and Roses by Hearts Designs and Christmas Bouquet by Victoria Nelson.
Tonic Studios - Craft Perfect card in Raspberry Pink and Nuvo Crystal Drops in Pink Orchid. 

The challenge will close on Saturday 24th April 2021 at 1pm.

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. You must also make a physical item and not a digital one. In your blog post/Facebook entry you must give the name of the printed item you've used.

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

I’m entering this into the Fezziwigs Festive Frolics Challenge. 



Sunday, 28 March 2021

#57 Anything Goes - CD Sunday Plus Challenge

The theme, as usual, is Anything Goes at the CD Sunday Plus Challenge. You must have used something printed from a CD, a USB or a digital download, you must state where the item used is from and you must make a physical item and not a digital one. Carol is hosting this challenge and will pick her Top Three.

I needed to make some ATCs with the theme of ‘After The Winter’. I turned to Serif Craft Artist as I knew there’d be a suitable background. I found a ‘Layout’ from Polkadoodles called Rosebudd’s Garden – not a type Rosebudd is a little girl! I removed all the items that I didn’t need like a garden fence, and flowers which left me with a pretty background of rolling hills and sky - perfect for my cherry blossom tree! 

Everything else is from a free gift that was in Die Cutting Essentials magazine issue 41. I just added some Nuvo Crystal drops in Party Pink to the centre of the blossom. It smudged in a couple of places but isn’t as noticeable as it appears to be in the photo.

I added a personal touch to the two hearts – my late husband’s and my initials. 

The challenge will close on Saturday 10th April 2021 at 1pm.

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. You must also make a physical item and not a digital one. In your blog post/Facebook entry you must give the name of the printed item you've used.

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

Sunday, 14 March 2021

#56 Anything goes - The CD Sunday Challenge

Thanks to everyone who joined in with the previous challenge. I hosted it and you’ve made it very difficult for me to choose just 3 for the Top Three. Carol will post the winners in the next challenge which starts on 28th March.

The theme, as usual, is Anything Goes at the CD Sunday Plus Challenge. You must have used something printed from a CD, a USB or a digital download, you must state where the item used is from and you must make a physical item and not a digital one.
I’ve just bought a new USB from The Card Hut called Silhouettes and I was itching to use it! I decided to make a card for the challenge which will be sent to someone in a birthday card swap that I belong to.
 

I designed the image in the centre, using the application that is on the USB, which probably took me as long as it did to make the card!  The card blank is 7 by 10 inches and I used black gloss card to cover it. The corner dies are cut from maroon linen effect card that I’ve had so long I don’t know where it’s from. I then finished the front of the card by adding three hearts in the two remaining corners. They’re quite hard to see in the photo but if I lighten it the red card changes to a bright red.

I also decorated the inside with two more corner dies and a verse printed from a Splash Crafts USB (another new USB!). 
 
 

Items used:

Card blank from Creative Crafting World (7x10 inches).
Black gloss card from Limetree Crafts.
Moroccan Orchard Corner die set from Tonic Studios.
Silhouette from The Card Hut Silhouettes USB.
Verse from Splash Crafts USB.
The challenge will close on Saturday 27th March 2021 at 1pm.
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. You must also make a physical item and not a digital one. In your blog post/Facebook entry you must give the name of the printed item you've used.
We also have a Facebook page if you don't have a blog - The CD Sunday Plus Challenge

Sunday, 28 February 2021

#55 Anything Goes-The CD Sunday Plus Challenge

It’s come around to my turn to host the CD Sunday Plus Challenge again. The theme, as usual, is Anything Goes. You must have used something printed from a CD, a USB or a digital download, you must state where the item used is from and you must make a physical item and not a digital one.

I’m from a large family of 5 boys and 4 girls. We grew up in groups of three with age gaps between the three groups and I’m in the middle group. We’re not a close family – rarely talk on the phone and the others don’t send birthday cards etc unless it’s a big birthday. Being a crafter I try and make cards for all of their birthdays. I’m closest to my sister who is 2 years older than me and her birthday is in March. So this is the card I made for her.

The front: 

 

 And the back: 


It’s been cut using a Crafter’s Companion Circle Accordion Die and the Filigree Circle Overlay die set. The smaller circles are cut using Presscut Stitch Dot Nesting Circles and the sentiment is from Paper Boutique Happy Birthday Doily Die set. The papers are a mixture from a USB and a printed paper pack both from Creative Crafting World. 

The USB is called The Paper Pantry Vol II and the collection is Springtime Pals. The paper pack is also called Springtime Pals and I’ve used things from the Die Cut Collection, the Insert Collection and the Essential Card Collection.

This card was a nightmare to make! I remade it several times and wasn’t completely happy with the end result. The tiny ‘hinges’ that make the circles twist around kept breaking off and the joins holding the circles together kept pulling away. But I liked the colours and images so persevered.

These are my favourite bits: 

           

The challenge will close on Saturday 13th March 2021 at 1pm.

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. You must also make a physical item and not a digital one. In your blog post/Facebook entry you must give the name of the printed item you've used.

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

Sunday, 14 February 2021

#54 Anything Goes - CD Sunday Plus Challenge

I planned on sending some craft stash to a couple of people and decided to make cards to go in the package. They’re simple, quick cards but I think they came out quite pretty. 

I cut the pink and purple filigree out using the Cascades Card Shape dies, part of the 'Perfectly Peaceful' Collection, from Carnation Crafts. The lantern and vignette are also from Carnation Crafts - Floral Lantern die, part of the 'Kind Thoughts Collection'

I finished one off with a matching ribbon bow and added gems to both cards.
The purple card was sent to someone I know in Scotland along with some mini calendars. She makes a lot of things that she then sells to raise money for local charities. Sometimes she sends her makes to the local women’s refuge or care homes to be gifted to residents. The mini calendars were free with some items I’d bought so I’m more than happy to send them to her to turn into calendars.
The challenge will close on Saturday 27th February 2021 at 1pm.
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. You must also make a physical item and not a digital one. In your blog post/Facebook entry you must give the name of the printed item you've used.

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