Sunday, 24 September 2017

CD Sunday - Mellow Yellow - chosen by Wynn

Wynn has chosen a colour theme for us this time. Always one of my favourites. That and letter ones.  They both  give such a wide scope as you are not necessarily searching for a particular subject -  which can sometimes be quite obscure.
I chose a CD called 'A Walk in the Countryside' by Cupcake Crafting / Creative Crafting World.  It seems to have both names on the CD.

There are many little gentle  country scenes on the CD but I chose the Sunflower one of course.
Here it is:

Apart from the peel-off Happy Birthday sentiment (coloured with peel-off pen) it all came from the CD.  The ribbon and flowers are all paper. The image is a flat Pyramage.
Each  scene has several images and ways of presenting them together with a selection of backing papers and accessories. Even notelets.   All in all  a very useful CD.

I hope you like the ideas from the team.  I love all the different yellows that they have found.
Please come and join us.  Don't forget all those beautiful mellow yellow Autumn colours that are just beginning to appear around us.  Plenty of scope for a project or card.
I'll see you on your Blogs.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Jolly Christmas - pattern by Judith Maslen .....with a tweak or two

Yes I have been tweaking again.  I love Judith's patterns but if there is a design with a half square or a Moon tool used on the border you can be sure I will make a pig's ear of it and it happened again.
I had spent ages colouring and embossing Father Christmas and I didn't want to lose him so I did the same as I did with the Owl.....took him out. (Parchment expression) and then redid the background with a scallop tool and a Star tool.  I then glued Father Christmas back in place with Perga Glue.   The bow I decided I would like 3D so instead of tracing the one Judith had drawn I made one using a Groovi plate.
If anyone is interested the link to Judith's site is in my sidebar and the pattern number is jm068-3
Hope you like it.

Just finished another Judith pattern - 'Christmas Morning' - jm068-2  so I thought I would post it here.

Love them both.
So more hugs

Monday, 11 September 2017

'ATC Swop UK'

I am a couple of postings behind with our Facebook ATC swop group.
In August the theme was 'Pub Names' and here was my set of swops.  Beautifully arranged by the organisers - as always.

and our theme in September is 'Shades of Autumn'. I haven't sent them in yet (in the post) so I only have my arrangement for you - sorry. The background comes from MCS and the words from my ACDSee Graphics programme

Now some time ago I bought the bundle of Tonic ATC dies that was launched on Create and Craft. There were six sets in the bundle - all different of course .  This is the first one I have played with and  I had a lot of fun.  I will certainly start playing with the others as soon as I can - in between CD Sunday and Christmas cards.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

CD Sunday - 'CAS' - chosen by Meg

I haven't made very many CAS cards.  My artistic leanings are towards parchment, decoupage and stitching and CAS isn't really a concept that goes with those disciplines.  Despite that  I have really stretched myself and produced what I think is  CAS in every sense of the word.
Actually I tell a lie - once I saw the image it took me very little time and I couldn't honestly say I was stretched.
I found the image on the internet and all I could see in my mind was the sentiment that I have used. I played a bit with the image in my graphics programme and then found the blue matting layer on MCS  - Country Life CD. I then added a toning  green and a blue border to the edge of the topper -   then the sentiment and printed it out as a topper for a 7 x 7 card.

Here it is
Ideal to send to someone who is perhaps troubled, worried  or stressed. 

I'll catch up with you on your Blogs. Please join in with us at CD Sunday.