Sunday, 24 June 2018

CD Sunday - 'Things to eat' - chosen by Jane

Eating is on our minds for this challenge.  Quite a good portion of our day is spent either eating or planning to eat and even shopping for things to eat.  There should be no difficulty then in choosing what sort of eating you are going to portray.  There are quite a few CD's available with goodies to eat depicted on them.
I decided to think a bit outside the box - as it were - and as I am desperately trying to add to my Christmas card stash I went to La Pashe and produced this:

For this creation I have used - La Pashe -  Pop up card  of the Gingerbread House from - The Christmas Box.
I made a few Gingerbread House cakes when the children were little.  You can now buy kits so that you just do the fun bit of putting it all together.
I hope you will join in the challenge and we look forward to visiting your Blogs and CD Sunday on Facebook to see what you have entered. CD Sunday is here.


Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Yet another for the Christmas Box

Same pattern but a different look

The dies I used for the tree decorations are by Marianne. They have a whole series of these itty bitty dies and I think I have at least a dozen by now. I love them - so useful.


Sunday, 17 June 2018

Another for the Christmas card box 2018

Yet another selection of colours and what is supposed to be a deep red backing sheet but, disappointingly, it looks more brown than red.   I have added some red gems to go with the red in the tree to brighten it a little.

I have more of these already pricked out and I have sent off for some more coloured threads. I like them all to be different.

I hope everyone is enjoying a good weekend.


Sunday, 10 June 2018

CD Sunday - ' Second Time Around ' - chosen by Carol (me)

Well,  my turn to choose the challenge has come round again. It doesn't seem a moment since my last choice.  This time I have chosen recycling - hence - Second Time Around..
I remember once participating in a  'Recycled item'  ATC swop.  The swoppers included my friend and  teamie Pamela -  and I have never know anyone make so many ATCs using recycled bits and pieces as Pamela did then.  I don't know if it was on her mind this time because when you see the fabulous item she made for my challenge you will be as blown away as I was - as it was her birthday card to me for my recent 75th birthday. It now has a pride of place in my Treasures Cabinet at home in my sitting room.

I am afraid my contribution isn't nearly as glamorous but I think quiet and simple maybe a reasonable description.
Here it is:

My recycled component is the laser cut image of the bird and flowers. I think it is meant to be a humming bird. The blue background is my CD part and is from MCS- Winter Twilights. I added some blue/green nailheads and the blue Birthday sentiment.  The aquamarine edging is there purely so that the card can be seen against the white background.
The laser image was part of a beautiful card given to me by one of my lovely neighbours. I am very lucky in that I have two wonderful elderly lady neighbours who are so kind and would do anything for one if they possibly could. The neighbour concerned would be delighted to know that I have reused her card. I fact it is going to my daughter next month for her Birthday. She is not a lover of handmade cards and I cannot quite make myself go out and buy one so this is the next best thing.
Please visit all my fellow teamies Blogs and study what they have made with their recycling. It doesn't have to be a lot but I am sure you can all find a little something. And together with something from a CD - a background perhaps,  you will then  have something to enter into my challenge.  I will be choosing my Top 3 and posting the result on the 1st July.
I hope to see you on your Blogs.