Tuesday, 23 April 2013

I was picked for top 3 ............

........... at last weeks CD Sunday challenge where the theme was "Thank you".

This was my card


& this card is going to someone I have to say a big thank you to this week.  It is so nice when the challenge cards can actually be used.

Sunday, 21 April 2013

CD Sunday challenge - Majesty

It's Sunday & time for the CD Sunday Challenge.  This week the theme is "Majesty" in light of it being The Queens birthday today.

I thought I would create a digital birthday card  & used Serif Craft Artist & a free digi kit from Daisy Trail called - "British Street Party".  Thinking about the main focal image I wasn't sure what to put & decided to Google any royalty free images that might be available, & found one that I particularly liked.

Here is my card - & I must be honest & say it is digital only - I have not printed it as it is not one I could later use, but I wanted to take part in the challenge.


Thank you for stopping by my little blog space I hope you enjoyed your visit & please call again.  This is a really interesting theme for the challenge so why not pop over to blog & see what others have created.



Monday, 15 April 2013

New follower

Just popping as I have a new follower - Welcome Carol Jane Doyle I do hope you enjoy your visits to my little blog & thank you for becoming a follower.

Have a lovely day.

cd sunday challenge - Thank you

Time for this weeks challenge over at CD Sunday Challenge Blog where the theme is "Thank You".  Here is my card;


I used a CD from the My Craft Studio Papercraft Range Vol 1 - called Paper Flowers.  I also popped into their Encyclopedia CD to pick up one of the background papers.

The card is an 8x8 scalloped edge card that I have made into an easel card.  The topper has been layered onto some patterned silver card as is the stopper sentiment.  From a second copy of the topper I cut out the lower left-hand 2 flowers of the spray & then 6 of the main spray & placed over the top of the first topper on sticky pads.  Finally I added some lilac coloured flat backed gems to the bottom right of the sentiment & to the top left& bottom right of the topper, with one in the centre of the 6 flowers that had been cut out.

Here is a closeup;


The sentiment is "You make my day - Thank You" which I created with the Text option in MCS & placed onto the label.



For once I know what I will be doing with this card as there is someone to whom I need to say a big thank you in a couple of weeks time.  So - just perfect.

Thank you for stopping by my blog I hope you enjoyed your visit.  Please go to the challenge blog & see what everyone is doing with this challenge & if you have the time - why not join in!

Friday, 12 April 2013

A page I made last month .................

I was just having a look through my recent posts & noticed that I hadn't shown you a page I made using the photographs of the lovely flowers I was given on Mothers Day.


As always, the page was produced in Serif CA & I used one of the photographs to create my background paper. I couldn't make up my mind which of the photographs to feature so chose the best six.  I chose a material that has some movement in i, from one of my digi kits, & "re-coloured" it with a green shade picked from one of the photos to co-ordinate everything together.

They were absolutely beautiful & lasted for just over 2 weeks.

Thank you for stopping by my little blog I hope you enjoyed your visit.  Please call again.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Having a play with photos....

........ well, a photo actually.

Somewhere fairly recently I saw something where someone had changed a photo into a line drawing.  I had to know how to do it.

So! starting point for new things is always the Internet.  Just Google what you want to do.  The options that came up didn't quite work for the software I use - so I tried to follow as close as I could.  Now! as I have mentioned before I use Serif Craft Artist - so wouldn't you think I would go & see if they have a tutorial for it.  Of course you would!  Did I?  No.  At least not until I had tried different ways.

I belong to a Facebook group for Serif CA & after creating the page I am going to show you I discovered they had a link to the tutorial I had found.  Therefore note to self - check CA group first.

Here is the photo I wanted to use -


& here is the finished item with the line drawing placed on a background & some text & an embellishment added;


It's good, isn't it?  I am not praising myself here - I am talking about the effect.  I need to go back to it & define some of the outlines a bit more.  Just pleased to have found the way to do it.

Thank you for stopping by & I hope you have enjoyed your visit.  If you have time perhaps you would leave a comment - they are always welcome.