Monday, 18 February 2013

Spring is in the Air - CD Sunday Challenge

Hello everyone.  This weeks CD Sunday Challenge is Spring is in the air.

So with the days lengthening and snowdrops coming out I went looking for an appropriate image and good old La Pashe came up thumps.

The following image is from the Best of 2012 CD, backing papers are from Just Inklined.

I decided on a twisted easel as this was a square image.  I have used one backing paper on the base and a different one on the Easel.  I then layered the image up on some more of the base background and attached to the card. The greeting is from the same sheet as the image.  I found some fabric flowers and used with a crystal bead - coloured with promarkers to match the flower - as a centre.

Thanks for looking.

Mandi xx

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

CD Sunday Challenge - On your Bike!

Well Hello.  Yes this is three weeks in succession - getting good at this.  This weeks CD Sunday Challenge is On your Bike!

Well my Bestest's hubby is doing the London to Southend Bike Ride this June for the British Heart Foundation so I thought I would do him a Good Luck card.

The images are taken from MCS - Papercraft Library Volume 6 - Men-y Happy Returns.  So after I had picked out the image and a frame, tile etc I printed them off 3 times and cut out the various parts as I wanted them.  I then took a piece of White Pearl cardstock and folder into A5 card. I found an odd sheet of brown core-ordinations and embossed this with brick design (Tim Holtz embossing folder), sanded and cut to size. I then attached the design with DS tape where I wanted it on the embossed card and attached 4 eyelets and put some elastic though to look like it is being held on by that. This was then attached to the front of the card and the other layers applied with silicone.

Thanks for looking

Mandi xx

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

CD Sunday Challenge - Showtime

Hello again.  I know twice in 2 weeks.  This weeks CD Sunday challenge theme is Showtime.  After a bit of searching through my cd's, I found an image on Joanna Sheen's Messy Rabbit that fitted the bill. It was contained within the decoupage element of CD 2.  I printed this together with 2 sheets of backing paper from elsewhere on the collection.

I decided on using the sandcastle backing as the main one because I thought the stripes would be too over powering. I cut out 3 layers of the decoupage (there were 7) and made it up using silicone. Once that was dry I attached to the striped backing and then dug around in my stash and found some matching ribbons. The satin one I used behind the picture and the organza one I made into a flat bow and attached to the side of the picture.  I then added a Mothers Day greeting.

Hope you like it.

Mandi xx

Friday, 1 February 2013

CD Sunday Challenge - Hello Doily

Hello again.  Finally found time to make a card for the CD Sunday Challenge.  This week it is Hello Doily.  So I probably very obvisously chose to base mine around cake.  The image is from MSC Celebrations Volume 2.  The doilies were some that came with a craft mag just before christmas.  I have used the reverse of them as they were a bit too vintage for this design.  The smaller one has been distressed with cardinal versa colour. The ribbon has been ruched (think that is the spelling) using double sided tape.  The stamp - again using Cardinal versa colour- is from a set which was a freebie on another mag.

Hope you like it.

Mandi xx