Sunday, 26 June 2016

CD Sunday - Once Upon A Time

This time at CD Sunday it's Carol's turn to pick a theme and she's chosen 'Once Upon A Time'. I rarely make cards for children/young people as I don't have children and therefore no grandchildren. So my stash contains very little suitable for children. But I knew I'd find something in Serif Craft Artist and the Daisy Trail digikit called Snow Queen fitted the theme.

I used a backing paper from the Digi kit that was a pale shimmery blue colour but I then used a snowflake brush to 'draw' the sprinkling of snowflakes. I then added the frame and the image of the Snow Queen. Once I'd printed it out I covered the frame and the image with a piece of paper and sprayed the backing paper with silver Spray and Sparkle by Crafter's Companion. The dark blue backing paper is from one of my 'go to' CD roms from Creative Crafting World called Perfect Papercrafting Companions.I finished the card off by using Tonic Nuvo Crystal drops in the centres of the snowflakes and adding blue gems to the frame over the printed ones on the original frame.
This challenge runs until Saturday 9th July at 13:00 and the winning card receives a prize from Carol. Good Luck everyone!

Sunday, 12 June 2016

CD Sunday - No images or photos

This is the first challenge for me as a member of the CD Sunday Design Team and the theme is 'No images or photos'. At first it seems a difficult theme but with some thought it is possible to make a card without an image or a photo.
I found an example of a handmade envelope in the Papercraft Inspirations magazine and I turned it into a card.
The backing paper is from the Times Gone by CD by Crafter's Companion. The top section (that would have been a flap if it was an envelope) was cut using 2 dies from the decorative Rectangles nesting set by Tattered Lace. I went around the edges with a black fine liner pen to make them stand out. I tried inking the edges but because of the curves and points it didn't come out even. The corner die cuts  are a free die with issue 12 of the Tattered Lace magazine called Collecting Corners. The flowers are from my stash and I've added tiny drops of Nuvo Crystal drops by Tonic to the centres of the flowers in the die cuts.
The theme runs for two weeks so you have until Saturday 25th June at 13:00 to enter and there is always a prize for the card which wins the challenge. Don't forget to use something printed from a craft CD or an application such as Serif Craft Artist, My Craft Studio, DoCrafts Digital designer etc. You also have to mention in your blog post which CD you have used to be eligible to win the prize. Good Luck everyone!
Edited to add: I scheduled my post for 8:00 am and good old Mr Blogger let me down!