Saturday, 27 January 2018

Quick cards

I am almost finished with my marathon craft sort out.  I have found things that I had forgotten I had and some I have never used.  Why is it that we crafters do that?   The advertisers are doing a really good job - we can't resist stuff.   I am going to try and be good in future - watch this space.

Anyway putting that aside I felt the need to do some crafting of some kind but didn't want to get out 'more stuff' so I thought  I would do some digital crafting.

I have the Docraft Digital Designer Programme - which I love.  I particularly like Tulip and Friends.
This all came on CDs by the way so I can use it for cards for CD Sunday if I wish.

Here are two cards I made for a couple of birthdays coming up next month.

Apart from printing out and sticking to the blank card all I have done is find a couple of bows from my rediscovered stash.

I then went to another programme I have installed (again from CDs) -  Funkyhands.
I made another word card - this time a birthday one for a friend. (This friend doesn't have a computer so won't see this)
I plan to add some embellishments nearer the time.

I also made another using MCS but this is for CD Sunday and it turned out to be one of my favourites but I can't show it yet.  Dying to but can't or rather daren't.
Have fun.

Sunday, 21 January 2018

CD Sunday - 'Winter in the Mountains' - chosen by Margaret

Good Morning.
I am writing this a bit earlier than I usually do and we had a smidgen of snow this morning on my car. I see from the news that it is a lot worse further North. I hope everyone is OK and not too badly affected.

It seems appropriate then that Margaret has chosen 'Winter in the Mountains' for our theme for the next two weeks. As I said on the main Blog it could be an opportunity to make your first Christmas card for 2018.  I bet some have started already including me as mine could be used as a Christmas card.

Here is my 'Winter in the Mountains'

All of the card comes from  'Winter Snow Globes' - Daisy Trail using Serif Craft Artist 2  The embellishments added are the half pearls on the bottom edge of the globe, the single crystal at the top of the base and the glitter peel off edging around the image.
Perhaps I have taken a very tiny liberty with the theme but the snowy village does look like a mountain village to me.
Thank you for looking and I hope to see you on your blogs. Please join in with us and have fun.

p.s .Because our Blog is called CD Sunday it  means that a CD must be used and stipulated somewhere in the making of your project or card. My card this time helps clarify a point we have made about using digital or computer generated  images.
The Serif Craft Artist Graphics programme was bought as a CD and loaded onto my computer. Many many of the Daisy Trail additions were purchased as CD's.  This is very different to purchasing an image or card as a single download or indeed purchasing and downloading the contents of a CD when it is available as an actual CD (that you pop into the coffee drawer).

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Just a few more ATCs

Thought I would post a few of my recent and older  ATC makes. They are some I have made for a  swop group to which I belong.

A couple of parchment Clowns. The image was from the internet. I printed out onto parchment and then did some embossing.

The next one is 'E' is for....I chose E.T.    I actually have a talking E.T. and I took a photo and added some googly eyes.

This one was for 'The Wild West

And lastly this one was for the theme 'Fruity.'
I love making these little treasures. Great to do when you  feel like just exploring and fiddling.

Sunday, 7 January 2018

CD Sunday - 'J' is for ..... chosen by Wynn

Good Morning everyone.  I hope you had a good Christmas and that 2018 is starting off well for you.
I managed to see all my immediate family over the week so I had a good time.

Now for this challenge Wynn has chosen a letter challenge. I always like those because as long as you have chosen the one stated - obviously -  then you can do almost anything (but don't forget the CD).
I chose 'J' for Jewellry and decided to add to my ATC stash.

Here they are - two pendants and three brooches:

I had a lot of fun making these. The images are all from the internet and the backings are from these CD's   - Magical Christmas Moments and Carol Ann's Studio.
I went mad with the bling. Some are gems and some are peel off gems . For the Peacocks tail and the round pendant I used the peel off gems as they were the perfect shape and the two Owls, the Frog and the body of the Peacock are all decorated with  gems.
I hope you like them as much as I enjoyed making them.
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Please come and join us if you can and then we can come and visit you. Don't forget there is always a prize for the winner of the Top 3 chosen by the challenge creator.
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