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.


  1. This is a lovely card Gloria and such a sweet wrinkly image. You have been a great GDT this month and I have enjoyed seeing your cards.
    Jocelyn x

  2. This is a beautiful card Gloria, and I love the way you've die cut the image and made a round card.

    Sue T x

  3. Hi Gloria, your last GDT card is another fabulous creation. I love the shape and you have put a lot of work in designing it.
    We have loved working with you on CDS and I hope we can persuade you to come back later in the year.
    Christine xxx

  4. This is a lovely card Gloria, fabulous image and such a sweet sentiment.
    Thank you for your kind words regarding my Dad.

  5. Super card to end your guest spot with us Gloria. We have thoroughly enjoyed having you on the team. You've brought us a fab selection of DD cards.
    Beryl xx

  6. great fun card and two good choices to fill the gap in your CD collection, i think you made the perfect choice for your card this week Gloria. It has been great having you on board this month, your cards have been brilliant.
    sue-b xx


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