Sunday, 7 August 2016

CD Sunday - 'Let's shape it up' - chosen by Margaret

Good Morning one and all.  Whilst I type this on Saturday and schedule it for posting tomorrow the sun is shining and it isn't too warm but I fear things may change.  I am not a great lover of very hot weather so I will retire to the centre of the house (coolest place) and use my new all singing all dancing tower fan.

Our new challenge at CD Sunday has been chosen by Margaret who is one of our new team members.  Margaret has chosen the theme of shaped cards. As I said on the Blog -  'square' is a shape to me -  so I approached this challenge with caution as I wasn't in my own comfort zone.   I decided to try and incorporate shaped and Christmas and went to one of may favourite La Pashe CD's- The Christmas Box.
I printed out one of the tags as a 5" x 7" card.  In fact I chose my favourite tag of the two deer with the big goo goo eyes. I added the Happy Christmas greeting with one of my graphic programmes and the red bow was made using a die  - and as usual I can't remember who made it.
I then made 10 tags with ribbon tails and put them in a pocket on the inside left of the card.

Here are the piccies:
I added a greeting page to the inside right and in fact felt quite pleased with my 'shaped card'.  I know it is neither a startling nor an  awe inspiring shape but it has a shape.
I had some girlfriends around for a crafting session and I showed them this card and one of them dropped a very strong hint that they wouldn't mind if this arrived in their Christmas post so it has a home already.
I think I might actually make a few more of these.  There are some beautiful tags on this CD so plenty of choices to be had.
I look forward to some blog hopping and seeing some fantastic shaped cards.  Instead of us inspiring you - you could inspire us  - or me in particular.
Have fun.


  1. I thought this was a great idea when I saw it Carol sadly this CD no longer seems to be available, the images look lovely and perfect for the project you made.Megxx

  2. Sorry I took you out of your comfort zone, hopefully my next one may be in it?
    I love this idea and they are shaped, gorgeous image, perfect for the challenge.

  3. What a fantastic pre-christmas gift this makes. You might have been out of your comfort zone but you made a fabulous card/gift.

    Sue xx

  4. It's lovely Carol and a great idea for a card/present combined. The reindeer are just adorable!
    CD Sunday DT.

  5. This is fabulous Carol, a super image and lovely colours - a wonderful little gift.

  6. What a great idea for a gift card. You've inspired me!!! I'll certainly be making these for my Christmas stash. Wynn xx

    1. Glad I achieved a bit of inspiration Wynn. Was thinking that you could still use the Christmas card with the pocket but put in gift tags for other occasions. It would make a Christmas card with a gift and wouldn't matter if it only arrived just before Christmas. If you get my drift? xx

  7. I think this is a great idea Carol. Love all the little tags. I think I might be able to guess which of your visitors bagged this one!
    Jocelyn x

  8. This is lovely Carol, you wouldn't know you were out of your comfort zone, it's such a great idea. Who wouldn't love to receive this as a little gift. You've certainly inspired me to make something similar. Jo x


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