Sunday, 29 May 2016

CD Sunday - 'Let's go Lilac' - chosen by Jocelyn

Lilac is one of my favourite colours and one of my favourite flowers.  I have some Lilac in my garden and although people say it is unlucky to bring it into the house I do just for a few days once a year. Sadly it doesn't last long when picked so perhaps it is out of the house before any bad luck can strike.
Below is a photo of one of the fine blooms on my tree.
 But now back to the matter in hand.  A great theme chosen by Jocelyn and for this challenge I went back to stocking up my ATC folder and made these:

I used Joanna Sheen's House Mouse and Gruffies CD's for five of  the ATCs -  and  all of the backgrounds.  Then I used  various butterflies for the other three ATCs.  They were difficult to photo or scan so I hope you can see them well enough.

Another big day today  for CD Sunday as we are announcing the new members of our Design Team over on the Blog. We couldn't be more delighted and we are looking forward to long lasting  and happy teamwork.  I am sure you will welcome them and visit their blogs to see all the wonderful work they do.  They will be showing off their work for CD Sunday  in our next Challenge.  We had to give them time to be creative  and not rush them.

Our 6th Birthday prize winners were announced during the week and their prizes should be on the way to them by now.  We hope they will be pleased with the goodies. One of our prize winners lives in Florida and I was sorely tempted to deliver her prize in person.

I look forward to some serious blog hopping.  We had a great number of entries in our last challenge and I really enjoyed visiting and commenting so let's hope for the same or even more this time.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

CD Sunday - 'Something beginning with 'B' - chosen by Wynn

What a beautiful day here as I type this.
Thank you to all who entered into my challenge of 'Songs from the Movies'.  Some lovely cards and it is going to be difficult to choose my Top 3 -  but I will  - and I have an appropriate prize to give away.
You will see from the CD Sunday Blog that we are taking a little longer for our two big announcements as we are one short. Please bear with us.

Now back to Wynn's challenge - Something beginning with 'B'.
 I think I have the subject covered with my card which is of a Birthday bear with a bevy of  blooms  and two bicycles.  Sounds like a tongue twister.

All from The Best of La Pashe CD except for the diecut bicycle and  hollyhocks and fabric flowers.
 Please come and join us.  There are so many 'B's' to choose from but if we get all butterflies I won't be sorry as I love seeing them.

Monday, 9 May 2016

Indian Maid - pattern by Judith Maslen

This was the morning project at our workshop day last Saturday.  Quite a bit of work in this one which is why I didn't finish it on the day.
What an unusual pattern.  I loved it as soon as Judith showed it to us.
I have tried to do it justice but I have got a small nail mark on the parchment.  Unfortunate but it sometimes happens - and always at the end of the project and not the beginning.
Here is my Indian Maid

I hope you like her.

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Pas- de- deux - new pattern by Judith Maslen

This lovely pattern was the subject of the afternoon session of our workshop yesterday with Judith.
Yes we were down on the coast in the New Forest again  for the second workshop of the year.

Here is the card.  I have just done the finishing touches.

With Judith's blessing I played about a bit with the pattern and did some of my own 'thing'.  I changed the border slightly and altered the 10 semi circles around the central image.
Judith hasn't yet decided under which subject 'umbrella' this will go but regardless of that it would certainly be perfect for a Birthday, Anniversary, Wedding or Engagement.  Where I have placed one of my parchment flowers could be a heart, butterfly or gems.
We had a fantastic day - as always.  The weather was good and our chauffeuse was first class.
I still have some more work to do on the second card which was the morning session work.  There was a lot to do on this card and I couldn't finish it before we had to break for lunch.
Here's to the next workshop in July.

Sunday, 1 May 2016

CD Sunday -'Songs from the Movies'

This one is my choice but before I get to the nitty gritty I would like to thank everyone who entered our Birthday Challenge and gave us such support . I can't tell you how much it has been appreciated.

I would also like to say here - as well as on the Blog - that we are having a DT call.  The details can be seen on CD Sunday.  We are looking forward to hearing from anyone who may be interested.  We are a friendly quartet and we don't bite.  So please take the plunge.

Now my 'Song from the Movies'.  I chose my song and the images I wanted to use but then struggled to prove that the song was actually in the film and not just in the Opera.  It was in the film so I didn't have to start again.
My song choice is 'Summertime' from Porgy and Bess.  I have always loved the song.

So here is my interpretation of 'Summertime'. I have used this image and background before but not for CD Sunday - and it never hurts to go back to something you liked the first time.  There aren't many La Pashe images that I don't like.

So yes I  have used The Best of La Pashe 2012 CD. for all of the card and it is decoupaged.  I used my graphics programme to add the song title and the second line of the song.

I am just hoping now that we get some days this Summer when we can sit out in the garden like this and just dream about 'living easy'.

Thank you for your visit.  I am looking forward to repaying the compliment.
p.s. Lynn, one of our Blog supporters has put a link to her 'Movie' song on with her card so I decided that I would do the same ---- so here is my link.  Thank you Lynn - a good idea.
The song starts at about 1.15 mins