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Saturday, 1 March 2014

Easter Parade at CD Sunday

Happy Sunday peeps, it's time for another CD Sunday challenge and this week it's the turn of our newest team member Wynn to choose her topic and she has chosen Easter Parade.

I don't make a lot of Easter cards but there is always someone who appreciates getting one in the post so this is my card.
This is from the Joanna Sheen cd, The Gruffies and Happy Hoppers, I have a box of shaped cards and to be honest some of the shapes aren't the best but this is ok and because of the cost of posting I've made this fairly simple and plain.  I have glued the backing paper onto the card and added some ribbon around, I have used a small round die cut to give it a bit of interest under the topper, this is one I bought from Oyster Stamps in the sale, it was a bargain and I did get some others at the same time one of which was a bird cage. i had always wanted a cage but thought I may not get enough use out of it but when I saw the sale prices I couldn't resist. Anyway back to the card to give it a bit of a lift I added some glue around the edge and then put glitter onto it, I have made a couple of bits a bit thicker than the rest but it shows more in the picture than it does on the card. 

I hope you'll join us and support Wynn's first time choosing the theme, we love to come over and visit you.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Kanban lady

After digging out my Kanban stamps, I decided to use the other lady to make a card, I wanted a totally different colour to the last one so had a rummage through my box and fond this patterned card which I bough a while ago on one of my many trips to Kanban when they were in Shipley.

I put the card through one of my favourite embossing folders which I think is called Tumbling Hearts and I also think it's a Sue Wilson design but I could have got that totally wrong!  I cut the flowers out of the same card and put some Ruby Treasure Gold over them, I also put the Treasure gold around the edge of the card and on the corner die at the top.  The image is coloured with Graph'it pens and Spectrum Noir pencils, I managed to get two sets of the pencils but now need the other sets to complete the set.

Sunday, 23 February 2014

A vision in turquoise

I don't have a CD Sunday card for you this week so I have a bit of a play with my markers and stamps.
This card looks fairly simple but it has taken a while to get it to the stage it is now, the background card was cream and black and it's one of the Kanban range. I coloured it with my Graph'it pens, I also coloured the spiders web, the die cuts and the sentiment oh yes and of course the image itself.

The cagelike embellishment was silver but I put it into some black alcohol ink in the hope that it would change it and it worked, I'm quite pleased with it.

I wanted to use the die to cut the image out but if I had just put it straight down I would have cut her hand off so I cut around her hand and put the die under it, the lack layer underneath the image is hand cut, I just drew around the outside of the die to give me the right size border.

I've got inky fingers but have enjoyed making something that looks very simple but was fun to do.


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