Sunday, 28 December 2014

CD Sunday - Winter Walks

I hope everyone is well and content and has enjoyed the last few days with good company and good food, and that all those surprise presents were all that you desired.

I am away for the festivities so this is a scheduled post - and this one is my Challenge.  In fact I have taken it over from Caz who chose this one before she left our team.  Caz -  I hope you look in and approve of our samples.

I have chosen an image from a Joanna Sheen CD - Messy Rabbit - Christmas.  I love some of the quirky images on these CD's and the backing papers are so useful for many projects.

 I have used die cut corners and the Sue Wilson Itty Bitty Bow die.  Both the image and the backing paper are from the CD and the sentiment is from a La Pashe CD.

From one of the smaller images I made a very quick ATC.  This is often a good use of these extra smaller images on the A4 sheet.

This has also been decoupaged.

I would like to extend warm wishes to everyone for a very Happy and Prosperous New Year -  from me and my fellow teamies on CD Sunday.  We look forward to another year of interesting challenges.

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Alice in Wonderland ATC's

Whilst winding down from Christmas card making I have been adding to my stock of ATC's.  I have quite a few to send out after the holidays for two of the ATC groups to which I belong so they will be used up quite quickly.
I made some earlier using the MCS Alice in Wonderland images so I have found more images that I haven't used plus a repeat of a couple.

I have made one of the evil Queen of Hearts.  I didn't like the image but it was pointed out to me that she belonged in the set.
Here  are some more:

I would like to wish all a very Happy Christmas.


Sunday, 14 December 2014

CD Sunday - Stamp-It

Good morning.  The weeks seem to be flying by and do we really have only 10 days to go before Christmas Eve?
I am going to boast now as  all my cards are made and those that needed posting have been posted.  One in the post is my card for this challenge set by Sue - Stamp-It.  I don't do a great deal of stamping these days so it was quite a challenge for me.
Here is my achievement and I hope you like it.

I used a wooden backed stamp and a Versafine Onyx black ink pad with some added glitter for the image.The background came from Robert Addams - Christmas Trees CD and the tag from Carol Ann's Studio - Midi CD-11.  The bow is Sue Wilson's Itty Bitty Bow.
 I had cut out the image with the largest die in the set I was using but I wanted a mat for it so I drew around the outside of the die on the red card  and cut out by hand.  It just gave enough to frame the image.

As we are now posting fortnightly and and our next and last challenge for this year  will be on the 28th December I would like to wish all our followers and contributors a very Happy Christmas.


Monday, 8 December 2014

Parchment ATC's

I am now winding down after the Christmas card making marathon.  All now made and ready to post. Now some time to play before the festivities.  I am lucky that I don't have any preparations to do as I will be away.  Just need to take my share of goodies and that is easily done.

So I have been adding some more ATC's to my stock.
These first two use a couple of monogram patterns I came across in an old Parchment Magazine - 2002.  This was before I had even heard of Parchment Craft. The  article was by Dorothy Holness - in my opinion Dorothy is the Goddess of Parchment Craft.  I have been very lucky to have met Dorothy socially and also to have attended one of her workshops.  A wonderful teacher.

These were done fairly quickly as an experiment and I hope to improve greatly on future ones.

And these are more of the butterflies.  Just using different color inks.