Thursday, 27 August 2015

CAS on Sunday

I was idly looking through the lists of challenges on offer  and there are quite a few - when I spied one that wanted vellum.  Up my street I thought so I abandoned my coffee and here it is:

It couldn't be more Clean and Simple.  One plain white scallop card, one red die cut sentiment and three of my own parchment poinsettias.  I don't enter many CAS challenges as I tend to put a bit more on my cards and it does feel strange to hold back.  Meg of  'Bits and Pieces'  who is joining us as a Guest Designer on CD Sunday next month  -  seems to have the style just right.  In fact looking at her cards has been a bit of an inspiration.
I hope they like it.

I am entering this in CAS Sunday Challenge # 65

Monday, 24 August 2015

Silent Night

Another from the new La Pashe Cd  - A Gift of Christmas.

Here is the Singing Snowman in glorious technicolour with a touch of Flower Soft snow.

I first saw the music die cut on a card entered into a recent CD Sunday Challenge and liked it so I went to ebay and found some for sale........amongst many other goodies.
I know it would be more practical to make smaller cards  to avoid the expensive postage but I look upon the cost of stamps at this time of year as part of my present costs because a handmade card is really a present.  Anyway that is how I justify it to myself.

Sunday, 23 August 2015

CD Sunday - Bear with me - chosen by Sue

I have taken the opportunity here to add to my stock of Christmas cards and to use the new La Pashe CD.
The blue snowflakes are peel offs  and the sentiment is a  die cut and the rest is all decoupage from the CD - A Gift for Christmas.  I think my Granddaughter might like this one.
I love the drawings and the vibrant colours on all the La Pashe CD's and this is no exception.  I have all of the images cut out now ready to assemble.
Please don't forget to visit the teams blogs for some inspiration - and I hope to be visiting your own blogs to admire your creations.
I would also like to remind you that next time we will be joined for 3 months at CD Sunday by our  Guest Designers, Meg and Pauline. We are looking forward to sharing their own special style and creativeness  with you.

Friday, 21 August 2015

A Merry Christmas

I used another of Wendy Walter's parchment grid patterns but I chose stars for the embossed  images instead of the Daisies that Wendy used in her pattern.  I added the die cut sentiment - a new one - on  which I have used Wink of Stella clear sparkle.  The backing paper comes from a Carol Ann's Studio CD and nicely picks up the theme.  Small red half pearls add the finishing touch.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Ah! the Deer of them

A couple of deer under the mistletoe from here mounted on some gorgeous backing paper from Artylicious Seasons Greetings CD.  All the papers on this CD are great but I haven't used this one before.  The bow is of course a Sue Wilson die. The sentiment die was on the front of a Tattered Lace magazine. I love the chocolatey/coffee colours.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Lady Eleanor

This is a pattern by "Exclusive Designs by Elaine" and as you will see it is a picture of a lady with a parasol.
My Granddaughter is named Eleanor (Ellie)- after my own Mother - so I made this picture for Ellie's bedroom when she was 6 (now 11 going on 20).
This was done before I had a Blog and I found the photograph in amongst some Scanner files I was tidying up.

Not really presented very well.  I have learned so much more over the years but I enjoyed the parchment. All grid work - my favourite.

Sunday, 9 August 2015

CD Sunday - Photo Inspiration

Our new challenge theme has been chosen by Jocelyn - and what a good choice.

Here is the photo she gave us and your good selves.......

A little unusual I think you will agree.  I sat and looked at it for some time and I couldn't get past the idea of ceramic wall  tiles.  Maybe that is what they are.  Next thought was mainly blue and white tiles - therefore  Holland.  I have a CD that has just the papers I needed to use as backgrounds for a couple of Dutch style ATC's -  which are what I had decided to make.
Here they are.:

Together with the die cut Tulips and the couple in National Dress (collected from the 'net' I think) we have Dutch style ATC's. I managed to use all the colours in the Inspirational photo.  The CD I used is from Crafty Computer Paper - Crafty Image Emporium CD-rom.

Although there are only four of us on our team at the moment I think you must agree that we have each come up with something so different to each other.
Talking of only four - there is some great news on the Blog so please have a look.  We are very excited and pleased.
I am really looking forward to seeing what you can create using this Inspiration.  Please join in with us at CD Sunday.

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Variation on a theme

Here is another Christmas card made using a variation on the Wendy Walters grid  pattern that I used in an earlier post.

 I just played about a bit with the corners and added more 'flowers'.  The die cut is a new one for this year and is a Cottage Cutz from Icon.  I am enjoying trying to come up with different  ideas with this basic simple grid pattern from Wendy

Saturday, 1 August 2015

The Gift of Christmas - from La Pashe

My advance  copy of the new CD arrived on Thursday and the first card I have made is using my favourite Meerkats.

I shall certainly make this again and hopefully a little better.

There are some super images - 20 brand new ones so  I will be busy for a wee while.  They are already printed out and the scissors are ready.