Friday, 28 May 2010

Down in the dumps/a bit of fun!

I've been off work this week with flu and I've been quite ill with it - didn't know I had so many joints that could ache! I still wanted to take part in the CD Sunday Challenge but knew that I wouldn't be able to send the card to anyone because I didn't want to pass on the flu virus. So I decided to make a little 'scene' stepper card. The theme this week is Elegant Ladies and my 'laydees' are making their way up to the steps to the laydees boudoir! LOL. The rose swag is from MCS Walk in Wonderland. I copied it and flipped the image then laid them side by side so that when printed off there was no join down the middle. The ladies are from the Cocktail Hour cd by Hinny Bop Designs. They were taken into MCS and cropped/reduced until they were the right size. I then cut them out and stuck them to the 'stairs' on the stepper card. Not a card I can give to someone but it has cheered me up!

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Days gone by

The theme for the CD Sunday Challenge Blog is Days Gone By. My image is from the Art Deco cd by Card Creations+. I've altered in MCS so that it fitted an A5 card and then copied and flipped the image. I've made a gatefold card and as it's my youngest sister's birthday at the end of the month I thought I'd give the card to her. Does she know how lucky she is! I've used 4 large brads and loads of gems. Of course she knows LOL! She's a card maker too (I introduced her and an older sister to cardmaking a few years ago).

Saturday, 15 May 2010

CD Sunday Challenge Blog

I'm skidding in by the seat of my pants to enter this challenge! The theme was announced on Sunday 9th May and it closes on Saturday 15th May. I eagerly awaited the theme to be announced and managed to print of all the items last Sunday but it's taken me all week to get around to finish the card. So here's the result:

The image is from Pamela West Collection (Joanna Sheen). It had a frame around it to make it look like a painting but I chopped it off! It's mounted onto black gingham vellum. The two backing papers are from The Seasons Collection (Kanban) and Quintessentially Contrasts - Spring (Chris Warner) but I don't know which is from which cd, sorry! Hubby doesn't like the flowers, he thinks they're too pale and I should have used a more vibrant colour but I like them - what do you think? Off to tackle a mountain of ironing so that I'll have time to have a go at tomorrow's challenge.

Monday, 3 May 2010


Did I make you jump? I bet you never expected to see a blog posting from me again! Not only have I not had time to blog but I've also not been crafting - how sad is that? Since the beginning of the year I've only made 5 cards and I'm starting to think that I'll never remember how to make a card again. Luckily I've discovered a challenge blog that encourages using cds in cardmaking It's called The CD Sunday Challenge Blog ( I've a huge collection of cardmaking cds and it's so much quicker to make a card using them. I've made the following card this afternoon:

I've used 2 cds. The background paper is from Sharon Duncan's Celebration Embossibilities and the central image is from Hallmark Card Studio Deluxe 2009. I've added some ribbon across the middle of the card and pearl brads in each corner.
I have to thank my crafting friend Carol for finding the challenge blog. She's been joining in since the blog started on 18 April 2010.
Here's hoping I'll be able to join in every week from now and (perhaps) blog a bit more frequently - don't hold your breath folks! LOL.