Sunday, 17 December 2017

CD Sunday Challenge - 'Christmas Flowers and or Foliage' - chosen by Meg

Good morning crafters. This is my last CD Sunday card until after Christmas. Our challenge has been chosen by Meg and what a  super one to have to finish off the year.  Here is my offering:

I loved making this card.  I used Funkyhand Papercraft Factory - Twelve crafters crafting - Wintery Magic.  What a mouthful!  Very sadly Funkyhands are no longer active but I am very pleased to have a good few of their fantastic CD's.  With them I have a wonderful source of backgrounds and these so useful  'word' cards.
The Christmas Roses are some that I bought earlier in the year (can't remember from where) and the leaves were punched using one of my favourite punches.  They are in fact punched using green parchment.

I would like to thank you for your support of the  CD Sunday Blog and indeed of my own Blog.  We hope to have your continued support in 2018 and also to welcome new challengers via  Facebook.

May I wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous and successful crafting New Year.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Brand new patterns from Judith Maslen

On Saturday we had our last visit of the year down to Barton on Sea for our workshop with Judith.
Two fabulous new  patterns.
Already looking foward to March 2018 when we start another round of workshops.

Here are the two new cards.

Gold Locket

Amber the Ostrich
We had a wonderful time learning  how to colour the gold on the parchment for the Gold Locket. We used Faber Castell Polychromos pencils on the front and then used a spreading medium to create the subtle nuances of colour.
Amber was fun to do.  Have a close look at her face. Brilliantly drawn by Judith with just a few strokes of the pen  I haven't added a sentiment. Can be done later.
Thank you again Judith for a super day. Pleased I managed to keep up even with the bad hand.
Hugs all round.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Christmas card for my sister

My sister doesn't follow my blog so I am quite safe. I wanted to do something personal for her but am having to do very simple parchment. The white poinsettia had already been made and the leaves punched out.  The writing is from a Groovi plate and the border (by Wendy Walters)  is a favourite which I can cope with as long as I take my time.
Hope she likes it.

Take care.
Carol xx

Sunday, 3 December 2017

CD Sunday - Christmas Present - chosen by Pamela

Good Morning.  I hope it is a little warmer today than it has been . I am beginning to wish that I hadn't had a Smart Meter fitted as you can now see in £ s d exactly what the heating is costing per day.
For our challenge Pamela has chosen another Christmas theme . Hopefully you are all still making Christmas cards so you are sure to have something that qualifies for our theme.
Here is my offering:

This is from an old favourite CD that I have had for some years now - Crafty Computer Paper Co - Card Kits and Pieces CD.  Sadly it seems that this company no longer exists.

Everything for the card has been printed from the CD.  The lovely young lady is delivering her  present to a lucky someone.  One of my favourite embellishments on this CD are the 'dried' orange slices. They are very realistic and so evocative of Christmases gone by.

Please visit CD Sunday and look at the lovely cards by the rest of the team.  Please also don't forget that CD Sunday is now on Facebook so if you can't enter via a blog you can now via email and  Facebook

Keep warm and well.

Friday, 1 December 2017

Parchment and Peel offs

Whilst my hand is still troublesome I can't do what I call really serious parchment work - i.e. lots of embosssing . But I can do parchment work assisted by grids and PCA templates and Groovi plates and in this case peel offs and a PCA A4 Bold Grid.
This was done at my last lesson. The other ladies were doing much more complicated projects so I did this one which entailed less stress and strain on my hand although the snipping out took much longer than usual to do..

The peel off was provided by my Tutor.  I copied what she had done with it but I did a different border - one by Wendy Walters. I haven't decided the sentiment yet.
What I thought to be Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (which can be sorted out)  looks more likely to be Arthritis (probably long term). I won't know for some time as believe it or not my appt to see the Consultant is not until 2nd March.
I'll see you again on Sunday with our next CD Sunday Challenge.
Take care.