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Hello and welcome to my blog, this is my sanctury from real life, a little bit of space for doing what i love, and that's crafting. scrapbook, cards, box's and anything inky. I do follow a lot of blogs as i like the challenges that i find and also the inspiration i get from them, so many talented people with great ideas. So please feel free to leave a comment so i know you have popped by and i can call on you. Sue

Sunday, 27 December 2015

Ring in the New Year

I hope everyone has enjoyed the festivities and is the mood for a bit of crafting.
Our challenge at CD Sunday for the next two weeks has been chosen by team mate Carol and she is asking you to Ring in The New Year .
We have our two guest designers who along with team have made super inspiration cards for you so do check out their blogs .
For my make i have gone with a La Pashe Cd and made an easel card and used the sentiment as a stop to hold it up. 
I do hope you will have the time to join us and look forward to seeing what you come up with.
A very Happy New Year to each and every one , see you in the new year xxx

Sunday, 13 December 2015

A cool yule

Good morning all, a warm welcome to the latest at CD Sunday.
Before we get onto the challenge i would just like say a big thank you to Pauline and Meg who made such fabulous guest designers over the past few months. 
Staring today we have two more Guest designers who will also be familiar to many of you and they are Shaz from "Crafty little blogger" and Jane From "Onions and Paper" and we wish them a very warm welcome.
The Challenge has been chosen by myself this fortnight and it's called a Cool Yule, so i hope as we are all well into our Christmas cards that you will be able to play along with us. The only requirement is that you take something from a Cd and add to your creation nomatter how small it is and give credit to the CD.
For my card the CD i have used is one of the polka doodles called "Not only for boys". I have printed off the images and cut them out leaving a small white border and then arranging them on to the topper, i also added some stickles to add a touch of bling.
So i hope to visit you soon to see what a cool yule you will be having and that just leaves me to wish you all a very very Merry Christmas.

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Colours of Autumn with Jocelyn

Good morning crafters from a wet and grey North Wales, this next two weeks our challenge at CD Sunday has been set by team mate Jocelyn and she has chosen Colours of Autumn, and what a vast variety we have at this time of year. 
For my contribution i have used craft card in a tent fold, I have used a die to give it a filigree lower edge, my CD element is the backing paper that i took from M.C.S Florigraphy CD 2, so many autumnal colours can be found on this CD. I have used several dies on this card for the boots, leaves and dandelion head and a ribbon to finish off.
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Sunday, 15 November 2015

Sprinkle of snowflakes with Wynn

A sprinkle of snowflakes. This is Wynn's choice of theme for our challenge at CD Sunday for the next fortnight. 
Our guest designers Pauline and Meg along with the team have come up with some lovely inspiration for you , so just click on the above link to check them out.
For my card I have used a Polkadoodles CD called Twiggy and Toots festive fun and alovely Fun CD it is too.
I have used a DL three-fold shaped card, the two front flaps have been covered along with the inner central panel. The winter wishes is a die cut from Tonic and i also added a couple of die cut snowflakes and used a stickles for an extra bit of sparkle.
I hope you will join us again this fortnight and  please remember you must use something however small from a CD and tell us what CD you have used.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Something beginning with H

Not too many entries for our last challenge set by myself, but thank you to those who did submit and i will picking my top three, so do check back to see the results.
Our next challenge has been set by Carol and she has gone with something beginning with H.
The design team have come up with a great variety to inspire you so do check the CD Sunday challenge page today, just click on the link to go there now.
For my card I have used Polka Doodles work & play 2, Hairdresser , I love these CD's you can usually find something to suit everyone.
So get your thinking caps on and join us and remember you have to use something from a CD no matter how small. 

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Baby Love

Good morning CD Sunday crafters and thank you for the lovely entries for Jocelyn's challenge,  Bloomin Marvellous , she will now be deliberating over her top three and the results will be published shortly.
For the next fortnight your new challenge has been set by myself, and i have gone with Baby love , now originally i was going to use a CD from Joanna Sheen called Baby Love but then changed my mind and I have used Pollyanna Pickering's World wild life and I love this image of  the baby tiger .
I have used craft card as the base and all papers from the CD, added some bakers twine threaded through a fancy button and then added a sentiment that reads ( do not go where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.).
Click on the link above to visit the challenge page and to see what the team and our guest designers have come up with for your inspiration .
 I look forward to visiting you all to see what you come with for this fortnights challenge.
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Sunday, 4 October 2015

Blooming Marvellous with Jocelyn

This fortnight our challenge at CD Sunday has been chosen for you by Jocelyn and it is Blooming Marvellous.
so get your crafting hats on and join us , just click on the link above to check out what the design team have come up with as their take on this great theme.
Wynn will be sorting her top three for her Pearls and lace challenge and the results will be shown shortly.
For my card i have used M.C.S.Floriography CD2
Papers and image taken from the CD and i have used pink card for it's base, i used silk flowers and placed a pink heart in each center , i have used a ribbon placed behind the image , on the image i have used pearl drops in the corners, I love the verse on the image .
I hope you can join us this fortnight, please remember to use something from a CD however small that is, and tell us what CD you have used. 

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Sunday, 20 September 2015

Pearls and Lace

How fast are these weeks going by, they say it's sign of old age when you start saying that, but i take comfort in the fact that my children are saying it too.
This fortnight we bring you a new challenge and the theme has been chosen by Wynn and it's Pearls and Lace.
The team brings you fabulous inspiration once again, just click on the link to see them all.
For my card i have used C.U.P. premium collection CD, my base card was cut out on the cameo,
the image is decoupaged, the images of the roses are so beautiful and i have used a ball tool to give it a bit more definition, added lace to the edges with pearl clusters and some beautiful stems among the roses with pearls .
I hope you like what the team have done for your inspiration and do hope you can join us again with this fun challenge.
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Sunday, 6 September 2015

Gorgeous Gowns

Thank for the all the lovely entries for our last challenge, now i have to ask you to bear with me again while go through them and pick my top three.
This fortnight we have the pleasure of the company of two guest designers both very well know to you all and they are Pauline (aka Crafting with Cot nob) And Meg (aka Bits and pieces). 
I love the work these talented ladies produce and i know you do too, so for their first inspirational cards they have for you is with Carol choice of theme and that is Glorious Gowns .
For my card i have used a white DL card and trimmed the top corners to make a large tag , the papers i used came from Debbi Moore's Venetian collection. I made two of the dolls, ( i believe this is tasha) so i could cut one just for the dress which i then put in an embossing folder (Sheena's fabulous florals) , the doll has been coloured with copic pens and just a tiny bit of bling.  
I hope you like it and the rest of the teams fabulous creations , so come and join us in our latest challenge Glorious gowns with Carol, just click the link below.
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Sunday, 23 August 2015

Bear with me

Good morning all CD Sunday crafters,
 Today we start a new challenge to take us over the next fortnight,
Our last challenge was a photo challenge and Jocelyn will be deciding on her top three, so do check back it could be you.
This fortnight it is my turn to challenge you and I have chosen Bears, so its Bear with me.
I have used Cupcackcrafting's Tumble Tizzy pastimes collection CD2.
Just remember to use something from a CD of your choice and tell us what CD you have used to give it credit.
My card was straightforward as everything used came of the CD, well apart from the ribbon, 
I do hope you can join in with us, and you have two weeks to get your entries in , good luck.

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Sunday, 9 August 2015

Photo inspiration with Jocelyn at CD Sunday

Good morning Cd Sunday crafters
Our theme for this fortnight is brought to you by Jocelyn and it is 
Photo inspiration
We would love to see what you can make with this photo as your inspiration, check out the teams takes on this , all so different, so lets see what you come up with.
 At first I intended to use part of the photo to use as a background but then decided to pick out the colours as my inspiration for this card. The CD I have used is from Serif called Steampunk Inventor, a really good CD for your male cards.
As you know two of our design team have stepped down , both of them founder members and we shall miss them both, but to bring us back up to full strength we have invited 4 guests to join us over the next few months, so starting in September we have the 2 very talented designers joining use from September to November and they are Pauline (aka Cotnob and Meg (aka Bits and Pieces) then for December to February we have Jane (onions and paper) and Shaz (shaz's crafty corner) , we are all super excited and pleased that they have agreed to join in with us over the next few months.
So do look in to give a very warm welcome to everyone,
I look forward to seeing what you create from Jocelyn inspirational photo and look forward to visiting your blogs.  

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Be a Rock Star this fortnight with Wynn

For our challenge this Fortnight Wynn is asking you to be a Rock Star, but first let me just say a big thank you to Jenny and Christine as they step down from the design team, both of them being founder members they are going to be missed and i wish them both the very best as they continue in the crafting world.
Our last challenge was set by Christine (add a stamped image) and she will be picking her top three before she leaves us, so do check back to see if it is you.
On to our latest challenge set by Wynn  Rock Star 
For my card the CD I have use is The best of La Pashe and the image is called strum & bass
For the base card i have used 6x6 craft card and the image has been printed on photo paper, i have printed it twice and applied one layer of decoupage. I have used 2 die cuts , the music note and admit one ticket. I hope you like it , and i hope you can join us and i look forward to visiting you all.

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Add a stamped image at CD Sunday Challenge

Good morning crafter and welcome to latest CD Sunday Challenge.
The challenge is set for you this fortnight by team mate Christine. Christine has made this an easy one for everyone to do, yes just add a stamped image and use something from a CD, any of your choice .....simples.
Our last challenge was set by Jenny (flitter & flutter) and she will be selecting her top three to be announced later, so do back to see if you are a winner.

I have made a standard 5x7 card and the CD i used is Artylicious Damask Delight by Glenda Waterworth. So the Cd element to this card is the damask background paper, and that is the only thing from a CD that i have used.    
I used two stamps , the main image is a Santoro clear stamp and the sentiment stamp is a rubber unmounted one from crafters companion, both stamped using Memento tuxedo black. The other ingredients to this card are in the photo below,  embossing folder from Darice, die from Tonic, copic's and jelly roll pens for colouring and liquid pearls and  a dew drop Brilliance ink in galaxy gold for edging the sentiment, image and card.
well i hope you can all join in again and i look forward to visiting you.

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Flitter & Flutter with Jenny at CD Sunday

I must be getting old, i feel that time is flying by and its already time for a new challenge.
Just before we look at the new Challenge our last challenge had some fabulous entries and Carol will back and forth to select her top three. 
This fortnights challenge has been selected for you by Jenny, .
Don't think of just birds and butterfly's, there is plenty of scope for this one and if i had of been more organized i had an idea of what I wanted to do, but time is now against me so i have gone with a Polka doodles CD called Back to nature.
So everything on this card has come from the CD and not too much cutting out, although i do enjoy cutting. 
I have made so that the tree opens back to reveal the cute owl behind and then opens again for the insert and verse, the owl also has a back image, so i could have paced her in the aperture and once opened you see the back of her, but i liked her just on the opened page .
So get your thinking caps on and join us again this fortnight and please remember to use something from a CD and give it credit.
See you all soon 
sue-b x

Thursday, 18 June 2015

A mornings strole

It's been a long while since i did any digital pages and seem to have forgotten how to work it through scrapbook artist, need to put some work in here but i have enjoyed renewing my love of it ,.
This is just a quick page to feel my way around but i hope you like it.

Sunday, 14 June 2015

It's four legs and a tail over at CD Sunday

Morning all and welcome to this fortnights CD Sunday Challenge.
Before we get to the challenge I would just like to thank you for the wonderful entries for my choice of challenge last time. I will be going over all the entries again before i make my top three choice, and it will be added to the challenge in two weeks time.

For the next fortnight the challenge has been chosen by team mate Carol and it is Four legs and a Tail.
 So you have so much to pick from , i wonder who will come up with the most original or comical one.
I have again used good old House Mouse,  it's a very straight forward card , the image and sentiment where compiled in craft artist and printed off , one background paper and green card for the matting of the image .
Please remember to use something from a cd , no matter how small and tell what you have used and from what CD to be eligible for any prize that may be on offer.
good luck to you all , I will popping over to visit all who enter.
sue-b xx

Sunday, 31 May 2015

Add some Bling or Glitter

Morning all, it is my turn to set a theme for our CD Sunday challenge and i have chosen add some Bling or Glitter.
My card is a very simple one and quick and easy to do, I have use a CD from Debbi Moore called Glitter & Glitz , Magic Moments. 
The background and topper have been printed directly onto the card, ( this is the first time i have tried doing a card this way) more of a test really to see how it looks. I can see the advantage of doing cards this way, for quickness and simplicity of posting but i prefer to craft it with cutting and gluing in the traditional way . The glitter i used is an Ice Stickles, Crystal ice and have applied it her dress and hat and i have also used silver peel offs , yes i know a lot of you don't like peel offs although most of us have them in our stash, i do like them although i don't use the much they do have a place in crafting and i did promise myself to use up things from my stash and try to reduce the amount of things i have, because no matter how many times you say your  not going to buy more stash there is always something we crafters really need.
So as i say very quick and simple from printer to card , added glitter , a foiled sentiment and a pair of shoes with little red stones.
Please do take a look at what my team mates have produced for your inspiration this time, and i look forward to seeing what you come with and visiting your blogs.   

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Stepping out with Jocelyn

Hello and Good morning to you all, What beautiful entries we had for our last challenge.
This fortnight it is team mate Jocelyn's pick for the challenge and she has gone with Stepping out. I am sure your going to enjoy this as much as the team did in bring you our inspirational projects to you, so do visit them all and leave a little love.
For my card i have used a Jem's designs CD called Fancy Footwork.
made on a 6x6 white card, backing paper and topper from the CD and i have added some webbing and a glaze over the flower and  gold stickles, nice and easy.
I hope you will join use again this week for our latest challenge.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Curious Cat's at CD Sunday

Hello and welcome to the latest challenge from CD Sunday.
This fortnight team mate Wynn is hosting the challenge choice and a great choice it is, 
Curious Cats. 
For my card i have used a Cd from Joanna Sheen in the house mouse range, so i have not needed to use anything else apart from the added flower and die cut.
The main image has been decoupaged and i love the backing paper.
I have made this on a white card base in a 8x8 .
I hope you enjoy this challenge as much as i did making this card, and i look forward to visiting you too. Do check out my team mates who have made excellent projects for your inspiration . 
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Sunday, 12 April 2015

CD Sunday challenge Purple Crazy, a tribute to Wendy

Here at CD Sunday we have a special tribute challenge for a special lady....
Wendy (aka purple crazy) in blogging craft land.
Our team mate Wendy stepped down late last year due to her on going health issues and has sadly lost the fight.
So many of you have know Wendy for many years and like us where deeply saddened, so this challenge is a tribute to her life ,friendship and generosity.
We will be running this challenge for a month, it will run alongside our normal challenges 
and the prizes for this challenge will be totally separate from our normal fortnightly challenge.
There is a lovely bundle of prizes for the lucky winner , a download from polka doodles work and play no9 love and kisses, CD's and stamps, so i do hope you can join us in this tribute to Wendy. 


Sunday, 5 April 2015

Clean and Simple with Jenny

Happy Easter Sunday everybody
This fortnight we are being clean and simple with Jenny and i do hope we get lots of takers for this one too.
For my CD element  i have only used a 2x2 piece of paper taken from a My Craft Studio CD called Floriography CD 2. 
I have used a 6x6 white card base with another piece of the same white card and mounted the 2x2 paper , then stamped the butterfly images using versafine ink , the stamp was free with a magazine .
Added a sentiment and a piece of ribbon , there you have it one quick clean and simple card.

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Sentiments with Carol at CD Sunday

 As i write this the sun is shining and it's lovely and warm as I sit by the window looking out on blue sky's and new growth in the garden , the only down side is the grass needs to be cut.
Not to many entries for my Shabby Chic in our last challenge but i can understand that as so many say they don't know what it means.
I hope you will be more keen on Carols choice for the next two weeks.
Now it's very rare that you see a card without a sentiment of some sort so this is like an open challenge or anything goes as long as you use a sentiment and something from a CD.
For my card I have used 2 CD's 
Halcyon days and In otherwords
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Paper doilies, big bloomer flower, bakers twine and a few die cuts.
The sentiment reads
you'll always be my best friend......
you know too much.
So get your crafting hats on and join us.

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Shabby Chic

It's my turn to set the challenge for you this week and i have gone with Shabby Chic, .
Before i get down to that we at CD Sunday received the very sad news that our former friend and team mate Wendy had pass away, I am sure so many of you will remember Wendy, better know in blog land as Purple Crazy, our heart felt condolences are sent to her family and friends.
Jocelyn will be picking her top 3 and it will be listed on our next challenge.
For my project this fortnight i have used an 8 x 8 canvas and the CD used is a Crafters Companion Flower Fairy Friends.
I started by spraying the canvas with a copper shimmer mist before i put on the back paper from the CD. 
The rest of the recipe are as follows
Image from Cd,  rose blossom,  paper roses,  wooden embellishments,  hessian ,  metal corners,  die cuts ,  a large Docrafts big bloomer ,  fabric button and gilding wax.
This challenge runs for two weeks and i look forward to seeing what you make, please remember to use something from a CD no matter how small to ensure you are eligible for ant prize that may be on offer.

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Sunday, 22 February 2015

Everything stops for tea

Our latest Challenge has been brought you by team mate Jocelyn and it's Everything stops for tea, but before we take a look at that lets just say Thank you to everyone who entered our challenge set by Wynn, Floral frenzy, and you all seemed to enjoy that one, so Wynn will be looking at all of entries again and picking her top three.
As soon as i saw Jocelyn's theme i knew what CD i would be using, I have gone with a M.C.S. A very important date , I love this CD and find it to be very good for all ages and both male female , young and old.
For the base card i have used craft card and printed out the back paper and the topper was printed twice so i could decoupage the mad March hare , as i had no one in mind when making this i decided just to add an open sentiment  for now.
I do hope you will be inspired by the lovely cards my team mates have created and join us again , and i look forward to visiting your blogs . Happy crafting and please remember that you must use something from a CD to be eligible for any prize that may be on offer. x   

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Floral Frenzy with Wynn at CD Sunday

Not so many entries last time for our challenge but Christine will still have a hard job to pick her top three out of the wonderful ones that entered. I really enjoyed the challenge and this week we have another good one for you , this time it is team mate Wynn who is bringing you the challenge entitled Floral Frenzy and on the CD Sunday challenge blog you will see great inspiration from the Design team.
For my card i have used a Cd from Joanna Sheen called Enchanted Dreams, the art work is so lovely throughout this compilation, you wont be disappointed.
I have used the shaped cards section and printed it out on white shimmer card and it gives it a very opulent finish. Not to much cutting out , only to the front cover and that overlaps the same picture on the inside , there is a space to add your own sentiment, i have used a stamp.
I look forward to seeing what you create for us this time.


Sunday, 25 January 2015

Tag card 6" x 3" with Christine

Welcome to our latest fortnightly challenge over at CD Sunday, this challenge has been brought to you by team mate Christine and it's Tag Card 6" x 3". 
You can have so much fun with tags,  the possibilities are endless and styles unlimited .
I love to use tags and have made quite a few just as decorations hanging in my craft space and they do make great book marks to give to friends, also a grate way of using up scrap card.
For my Tag card i have used a 6" x 6" white card scored and folded in half and trimmed the top corners to get the shape i wanted. For my CD element i have used  MCS Floriography CD2 for the back paper, the images are from graphic 45 Ladies Diary , the fence has been cut out on the cameo , and the sentiment is a stamp ,finished of with gold ribbon. I enjoyed making this tag and all the fussy cutting for the embellishments
So do join us again with this lovely challenge and we shall be visiting you too.
This is one of the tags i made for Christmas decorations

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Animal antics with Jenny

Our theme this time has been chosen by Jenny and it's Animal Antics .
Before we get on to that i will start by thanking Carrol for our last challenge Winter walks, we did have a good response this even though it was over the festive season and a lot of people where still off work and may still had visitors staying.
This time it's Animal Antics and that does give you a very large scope for images, i have used one i found on the net and thought it quite amusing , the CD i used is one from a set of 5  from Serif all to do with Steam punk.
 I have chosen this back paper and printed it of, I used a 6x 6 craft card and add a speech balloon with the sentiment and add a few card candy
This is nice quick and easy card with a little humor and is a great man card.
I hope you will be able to join again this time around.

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