Tuesday, 20 August 2013

cd sunday - add a number

A simple request for a card - but took me a bit of time to sort out.

Yes it is challenge time again at CD Sunday & I wasn't sure I would have time to enter as I have a busy week.  But in a little break between tasks today I had a play - & here is my card

It hasn't photographed too well - I think I shouldn't have taken the photo with the card on the windowsill.

I used Docrafts Digital Designer & the Celebrations CD.  The papers & images have been placed on a scalloped edge 8x8 card.  After I had chosen the background, image & text I needed something to lift it a bit.  There in my newly organised box of papers was a sheet that was almost the same colour as the teddies.  So I layered the background, the greeting & the main image onto the paper. The finds went on as I then found the ribbon which almost matched the layering paper & some flowers with a creamy shade.  After I had put it altogether it needed a little something else - & so I added the bling to the fireworks on the main image & the spray of silvery beads to the rose spray, along with some more bling on the flower spray.

Do go & have a look at what all the lovely clever ladies have made - why not have a go yourself - it is fun & whats more you get a card created.

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Wednesday, 14 August 2013

CD Sunday - quick & cute

Over at the CD Sunday Challenge blog, this week, they set the challenge theme of "Quick & Cute".

Well! my card was certainly quick & I hope it is cute - I used "Forever Friends" Black & Gold Collection from DoCraft Digital Designer CD which if I remember correctly came free with a magazine but I cannot remember which one.

Here is my card;

I chose to create this on a 5x5 card & added drop shadows to make the various elements look like they were different layers.  When I went to print it the image was right in the middle of an A4 card. I haven't used this Docraft digital designer much but it didn't take too long to see I could tell the printer where to place the image.  So I chose landscape & right over to the right-hand edge.  I then trimmed it down with a fancy cutter, folded it in half & even printed a sheet of the spotted background onto paper for an insert.  Voila! Quick & Cute - well I think so.

Why not pop over to the blog by clicking the link above & see the inspiration from the design team & what others have made.

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Monday, 12 August 2013


Good morning all

I thought it was about time I wrote a post that wasn't just about challenges I was entering.

Sometime back I discovered Zentangle & although I thought it sounded interesting I didn't actually get around to trying it out.  Then last year when I went on holiday I took a notebook & fine nib pen with me so that when I had  quiet moment or two - if I had a quiet moment or two - I could have a play.

Before going on holiday I "Googled" it to see if there was anything special I should be doing.  Most of the articles I found talked about the Zentangle tile.  So that is what I tried.  I can't show you the results as I don't appear to have kept them for some reason.  Or perhaps they are in one of the few remaining boxes I have left to unpack.

When I got back home from my holiday I realised I could use some of my outline stamps for this. Now I have not got confused - I know this is my digital blog.  But my play this weekend was exactly that - digital - well the base image was.  I found this lovely & perfect butterfly on a royalty free website a few weeks back & decided it would be my first proper attempt.

Here is how this butterfly ended up looking after my play, which I have to say - was really very relaxing;

I am really pleased with it & have now started on a styilised flower.  Will be showing that later.  So that I can finally write a post on my rubber stamping blog - I am now off to find a suitable stamp & have a play.

Thank you for dropping by, have a lovely day.

Friday, 9 August 2013

I have won .................

.......... it's so exciting because with my craft room still being sorted I can't put my hands on some things - like embellishments , glitter etc.  But not to worry because my card in last weeks challenge at  CD Sunday has been picked as a winner.

The theme was Garden Pleasures & this is my card;

After the excitement of a wedding & moving house I think my creative mojo is back!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you CD Sunday.

CD Sunday - Transportation

I am running late - it is Friday already & I haven't put my CD Sunday Challenge entry up yet.  The paperwork has been sitting on my desk for a couple of days waiting to be used.

The theme this week is Transportation - so once again I turned to My Craft Studio & the Illustrious Illusions (CD2);

For my card I chose the Hot-air balloon.  I have rather fancied a trip in a hot air balloon but I am not very good with heights & to just be standing in a basket - that is a no go.

I created the base card by choosing a background & then drawing a colour shape around it which I sent to the back to create a frame.  I did the same with the topper adding an extra frame to it so that the 2 pieces went together.  I copied the large balloon cut off the basket, curled the edges & stuck it over the original on fairly deep sticky pads.  (I think the curve shows up).  Then I typed the "Up, Up & Away" put it on a blue background & created the red frame again to match it all together.

No embellishments on it as they are the boxes I am still searching for.

If you haven't come to my blog from the CD Sunday blog why not pop over there & see what all those clever ladies create.  Thank you for visiting - please come again.

Sunday, 4 August 2013

New follower

Just popping in to welcome a new follower to my little blog.

Welcome Wendy1406 - I hope you enjoy your visits & I will be popping over shortly to see the things that you do.