Sunday, 26 May 2013

CD Sunday challenge - Aged to Perfection

Good morning everyone!  I hope your are all well.

I have now reached the final week as a guest designer for CD Sunday Challenge blog where this week the theme is "Aged to Perfection".  I can't wait to see what the Design Team have created, as this one gave me more to think about.  Did I have the right material on CD's for it?

Well the answer was yes - purely because back in early April I decided there were certain genre missing in my CD collection, I didn't have humorous, so I purchased a couple.  I bought Wine Buffs & La Pashe Wrinklies.

When I was trying to decide which one to use for this challenge I kept changing my mind & swapping between the 2.  In the end I chose ...............................

............. Wrinklies.   Aren't they cute?

I printed the topper twice so that I could do some decoupage & also printed from one of my Serif digi kits, a pretty pale blue background paper.  I forgot to check which digi kit it came from.  Then using a scalloped circle die I created my round card & with a smaller size cut a circle from the background paper.  Then with the next smallest die I cut out the topper.  The card was cut from an A4 sheet of white card & I scored one of the circles about 1" down from the top & adhered it to the second circle to create the finished card.  I inked the edges of the background paper to make it stand out against the white card then layered it onto the card. A Promarker run around the edges of the topper to create shadow. I then cut out the couple & their head phones, their ipod & the cat from the second topper.  These items were placed on 3-d pads to create the height.  I then typed up the sentiment cut it out with a label die I had, inked the edges & attached it to the topper with pale blue square brads.  The topper & label were then attached to the card on double sided pads & some blue ribbon tied at the top to finish.

I know just what I am going to use this card  for.  If you have been following my little excursion into the world of being a Guest Designer you will know that on week 1 the theme had been Weddings - chosen because I was to be married just prior to that date.  Well the day I married was also the anniversary of meeting my OH - which we always celebrate with cards.  So this card was to be my anniversary card to him - yes, they are a "wrinklie" couple, & no - we don't class ourselves as wrinklies just mature.

Thank you CD Sunday for inviting me to be a guest designer - it has been fun.  Thank you to everyone visiting my blog I hope you enjoyed your visit.  Why not pop over to the CD Sunday blog & see how others interpreted this theme.  Why not have a go yourselves!  I hope you will also continue to pop in from time to time to see what else I am creating.

'Bye for now.

Sunday, 19 May 2013

CD Sunday - Go Green

It's time for another challenge over at CD Sunday Challenge Blog & my third week as a Guest Designer.

The theme is "Go Green" - now that tested me.  Should the design be green?  Should it do with greenery?  Or - is it recycling type go green?  Which way did I go green - well I went recycling - in a fashion.

Here is what I did -

It's a little hanging ornament that is 2 old CD's with a doilie & some green ribbon sandwiched between them.  The papers & image are from a My Craft Studio CD called "Pretty in Porcelain" from the section called "Everyday" & the design called "Cameo".  Pretty In Porcelain is based around painted plate designs - I love it.  I printed out the plate design then the central panel twice - again just a little bigger.  The plate image was glued to one of  the CD's then the central panel placed on sticky pads over it & finally I cut just the silhouette character from the second image & placed it over the first, again on  sticky pads.  The ribbon I coloured with Promarkers.

Because I printed out some of the images more than once I had enough left over to make a card. Here it is -

I glued a green circle to the front of the card, then a doilie over that then one of the plate designs.  Before that I had added some light colour to the card by brushing with green chalk.  Finally I stamped the little wavy stamp design on the corners of the cards because I didn't like the negative space - it does compliment the filigree design on the plate a bit.

I really enjoyed this challenge as it made me step out of my comfort zone of just making cards.

Thank you for stopping by I hope you enjoyed your visit.  If you haven't come here from the challenge blog why not pop over there now & see what others are making.

Saturday, 18 May 2013

A new follower

Good evening - just popping in to welcome a new follower to my little blog.

Welcome MichelleJM, thank you for becoming a follower &  I do hope you enjoy your visits.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Another wedding page

I quite enjoyed making my first page yesterday so I decided to make another one using that same multi-frame.  These pages may just stay on my laptop or I may end up printing them I am not sure yet.  I really will have to sit down & think about the photos logically so that when the pages are put together they make more sense.  These two pages are really for trying out things.

Top left picture is the beautiful setting for our wedding.  The top little photo is my daughter in law fixing my necklace & the lower one of Bob & I doing a pretend cut of the cake, & the lower large photo is the registrar saying "you are now man & wife" & congratulating us.

The registrar was an absolutely delightful man & most accommodating of my request of music to enter by.  It was about 5 minutes long & I didn't come into the room until just on half-way through.  He had told our guests, & Bob of course, that there was a bit of a long lead in, as he didn't want them getting restless thinking I wasn't turning up.

Probably back with another page tomorrow.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

wedding pages - first one


I have just had a play with a multi section frame made by one of the ladies on the Craft Artist Facebook group.

I thought it would be a good way to make my first page of my recent wedding.

We had so many photos taken it is going to be difficult to choose those to use.  I am not fond of having my photograph taken & find it difficult to smile to order but I am still pleased with the results.  The other thing that happens is if the photographer takes their time I usually end up saying something - speaking to someone - & that's when they take the photo.  I think that happened in the one of us pretending to sign the register.

I like this multi frame & think I might use it again - it is so handy for putting a lot of photos on one page.

Thank you for stopping by I hope you enjoyed your visit.

Two new followers

Hi everyone - just popping in to say "Welcome" to 2 new followers.

Welcome to Sue & Beryl.  I do hope you enjoy your visits to my little digital blog space & thank you for becoming followers.

Sunday, 12 May 2013

CD Sunday - Ornate Blossoms

Hello everyone

Another week in my spell as a Guest designer over at CD Sunday Challenge Blog, & this week the theme is Ornate Blossoms.

Here is my card;

I chose a My Craft Studio CD called NSR Florals.  The NSR stands for No Stamp Required, this is because many of the images on the CD are digital stamps to be printed out & coloured.  But they do also have pre-coloured images as well, & it was a pre-coloured image I went for.  I just loved the vibrant colours in these flowers & to me they fitted the word Ornate. 

Here is a close-up of the top 2 flowers which just about shows the glitter I put on them.

I printed 2 of the floral sprays & found it rather difficult to cut around those stems at the bottom so I cut them away completely.  Then on the other image I cut around all of the image leaving a narrow white border - a little like some stickers you can buy.  The background paper which has "just for you" printed all over also came from the CD.  Obviously a big spray like this one needed a big card so I used a scalloped edge 8" x 8" card.  I cut the background paper to make a central panel, then cut 2 strips from the remainder & punched the floral design along the edges.  Then very bravely & with tongue between teeth I cut each side of them with some scalloped edge scissors & tried very hard to mimic the edge of the card.  I am pleased with the result which was finished off with a spotty lilac bow & a couple of butterflies (which were also from the CD).

Thank you for stopping by my blog I hope you enjoyed your visit.  Why not pop over to the CD Sunday blog & see what others have created.  Why not join in the challenge yourself?

Sunday, 5 May 2013

CD Sunday - Weddings

Good morning & for me a very exciting morning as I have been invited to be a guest designer for the month of May on the CD Sunday Challenge Blog - so this is my first week.

The theme for today is "Weddings" & it seems it was chosen with me in mind as I got married just a week ago & today will be returning home from my honeymoon in Malta.

So, enough about me let's look at the card.

The image comes from the "Seraphina Through The Ages" CD by Doolicraft.
There are 2 CD's & this image was from CD1.

The lilac background paper is actually an  insert paper left over from a card kit that I purchased from Create & Craft quite a while back.  I used all the cards & elements but didn't use the inserts.  I have used it as a wrap around.  The image I selected to use is a pyramage sheet & I rather liked the black & white monotone picture.  The floral embellishments are from the good old "bits & bobs" box we all have.

I haven't put a sentiment on it at this stage - as I am going to use it to give my OH on our wedding day so need to find the right thing to put.

Now! I appreciate that sounds odd seeing as I said I have just come back from honeymoon - but I am sure you will have guessed these challenge cards are prepared well ahead of time.  Well mine was.

This is a close up of the image - I think you can just about make out the small amount of glitter I put on it to make her dress sparkle a little.

Thank you for stopping by my little blog I hope you enjoyed your visit & if you didn't get here from the CD Sunday blog why not click on the link at the top of this post & see what other Designers have made.  Why not have a go yourself - it is fun.