Sunday, 29 January 2012

CD Sunday - Tag you're it

I don't often make or use tags so this one took some thought and I decided that the Cuttlebug had to come out of the cupboard. I only have one die for a tag so there wasn't much choice. Once I got started though I was on a roll. I couldn't get past the thought of Butterflies on the tag and found some new to me beauties on Robert Addams 'Printable Butterflies' CD. I cut out and completed 3 in graduating sizes so then had to make 3 tags as I couldn't leave one unused. I have a girlfriend with a birthday next month and although she doesn't make cards she always finds a special one for me so this will be a special for her.

This will send my fellow teamie Christine into orbit as purple and butterflies are her very favourites and I have put them both on one card. Sorry Christine.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

CD Sunday - Zodiac

I wasn't sure what I was going to make for this challenge. I haven't a lot on CD's that I thought are suitable but then I remembered I have the Zodiac stitchwork patterns. I also have a family birthday due at the end of this month so I stitched away with 'Aquarius' - chose a blue gingham background from Robert Addams 'Printable Ginghams etc' and hey presto. A birthday card for No:1 son.

I decided to set it all at a jaunty angle but when I had finished remembered that water doesn't flow at an angle so...........poetic licence and all that!

Sunday, 15 January 2012

CD Sunday - Enchantment

It doesn't seem possible that we are already into the 2nd week of January but here we are with another challenge. Our teamie Christine chose this one and I knew as soon as I saw her choice what I was going to do. I felt that I needed to get back into some parchment and this image of the Unicorn is one of my favourites. And what could be more enchanting than a Unicorn.
It is a download picture printed on 140gsm parchment then embossed from the back and a border made using a Pergamano semi circle tool and a PCA sun tool. I then stitched the finished piece to a metal grey mirri board mat with clear sparkly beads. The layered grey/white backing card comes from Joanna Sheen's Dancing with Shadows and the black card and ribbon from stash.
I hope you like this as I loved making it.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

So exciting......................

....... photos of a couple of my parchment card samples are in February's Parchment Magazine.

I posted last year about the launch of a CD made by my friend Debs in collaboration with Judith Maslen. The Cd is called 'Fairies are Everywhere' and the artwork is all by Judith - and Debs has created backing papers, inserts etc all to go with the images and produced the CD. It went down well at the NEC in November where it was launched.
Now Judith and Debs have featured one of the drawings with border etc in the magazine and there are 3 copies of 'Fairies are Everywhere' on offer in a competition - details in the magazine.
I did the samples for the Show and here are the two that have been shown in the article.

Debs will be at Bluewater (Stand CC40) with this CD and all her others so please come and see us. Details at top of Sidebar

Sunday, 8 January 2012

CD Sunday - Sea Life

We had such a wonderful selection of cards for our theme 'O is for Olympics'. I was very impressed. I thought it quite a difficult challenge but we needn't have worried - you came up trumps.
This week we have Sea Life as our theme and I have used an image from
Joanna Sheen's 'Jayne Netley Mayhew' CD - shaped card section. I made this card with a particular person in mind who is tragically losing her sight and I felt she could feel the raised turtle, decoupaged shells, brass charm fish and the bubbles which were from a peel- off sheet.
I enjoyed making it and here it is

Congratulations to sue-b for being our 'O is for Olympics' winner.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

An exciting new challenge blog is launched

today by Deb's of Debbees Cd's. I am thrilled to be one of the design team and I will be amongst old friends and new friends. You can't beat being part of the blogging world for meeting new people and making new friends.

There will be a Debbees Cd for each monthly winner so to learn more about how and when please pop over to see us at Debbees CDs DT Delights
The boss gave the DT the theme of the January sales and the papers to use for our first samples and I made this easel ATC.

Please come and join us - the more the merrier.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Ooh La La 'Shoes in Bloom 2'

These two ATC's are in parchment and the images are from the new Ooh La La Cd - Shoes in Bloom 2.
Another great selection of flowers and this time one of the toppers in each folder has one of the shoes in a decorated oval which really gives a nice neat look to the image. As this is in white it is ideal for embossing. I have added the butterflies, embossed flowers and the corner details.
The particular flowers here are Impatiens and Gardenia.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

CD Sunday - 'O' is for Olympics

First of all may I wish everyone a very HAPPY NEW YEAR. I hope the heads aren't too bad this morning. This is certainly a timed posting as I am sure I won't be up this early.

Our sponsor for our first challenge this year is Sharon Duncan.

Sharon sponsored us last year and very kindly asked us if we would like her to sponsor us again. Of course we said yes and between us we have settled on the Olympics as our theme. To that end Sharon sent us 4 of her great Embossibilities sheets. One each appropriate in design and colour for England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

They are lovely papers and for my Design Team contribution I have made a fine (1/2 cm) weave paper using the 4 sheets and used the result as the backing paper for a couple of ATC's. I have then used peel off O's as the rings, and numbers for the year - all coloured appropriately with marker pens. The sporting 3D teddy toppers were purchased from The Art of Craft.

Sharon's very generous prize is 'Embossibilities Elegance' and 'Embossibilities Texture Prints' CD with some printable papers and embellishments.

We look forward to the New Year of 2012 and to many new challenges.