Sunday, 12 February 2017

CD Sunday - Friendship, Love and Romance - chosen by Meg




We have a lot to tell you this time so we will get straight down to it.
'Tis my turn to choose the Top 3 for the ‘Make it Male’ challenge and wasn’t I spoilt for choice.  They were all super cards and worthy of the Top 3.  I would have been proud to have made any one of them - but I had to choose so here is my Top 3:
1st  – Lorraine (Rainey)
It is unusual to have 3 cards to choose from and anyone of them was a winner but this was my favourite.
2nd – Deloris
I loved the colours and the moodiness of this and the colours and subject  are so 'Male'.
3rd - Jane Middleton
What's not to like about this card. Beautifully thought out and put together. I hope your husband likes/liked it Jane.
 Well done Lorraine.  Please drop us a line to claim your prize and together with Deloris and Jane grab the appropriate banner from the side bar.
Pamela is still MIA but will have her Top 3 for 'Do what you love' ready for next time.  Thank you for all your entries.

Before we talk about Meg’s challenge we have some exciting news.
Jane, (Onions and Paper) who has so kindly been acting as a Guest Designer whilst we are down in numbers is going to join us as a full team member and we are all absolutely delighted.
Here is a little about Jane – composed by herself:
“I live in Hampshire, England with my husband Mark.  Mark used to be in the Army and we travelled all over the world, but settled down here when our two daughters started school. Now they are grown up with children of their own, and we are retired - but we're still here in Hampshire.
I've been a crafter ever since I could grip a pencil in my tiny hands. I learned many basic skills from my grandmother and now my grandchildren are learning them from me. I've dabbled in all kinds of crafts - hand and machine knitting, crochet, dressmaking, toy making, cross stitch, embroidery and glass painting, until about 20 years ago I discovered stamping and other paper crafts and became hooked.
I started my blog. Onions and Paper, in 2012 and was soon told about CD Sundays by a friend. At the time I only owned a few CDs and thought that they didn’t leave much scope for creativity - a few visits to CD Sundays showed me just how wrong I was, and this has become one of my favourite challenges, so I am absolutely delighted to have been invited to join the team.” 
So please welcome Jane - I am sure you will admire her work as much as we all do.

Now - to our new Challenge from Meg.  Meg has chosen a ‘Love’ themed challenge as we are so close to Valentines’ day and here I am going do something I have never done before when writing these posts – say that I think  the team have produced fantastic cards. They are all so different and inspiring.  I am still chuckling over the menacing Queen of Hearts on Jocelyn’s card.
Here they all are starting with Meg.


As always, please, please, do not forget to use something from a CD somewhere, however small, in the making of your card or project and give the CD credit. Entries that do not include the use of a CD, although welcome to see, will not be considered for the prize on offer.
See you next time.
Carol xx

Sunday, 29 January 2017

CD Sunday - 'Do what you love' - chosen by Pamela



Good Morning.
Our two MIA teamies are slowly recovering and Jane (from Onions and Paper) is still doing a great job helping us out until we are back up to strength.  Thank you again Jane.
Here is Pauline’s Top 3 choice from the lovely selection that you gave her to ponder in her ‘Something New’ challenge :
1st –Sue T
 
2nd – Eve
3rd – Monica Soto
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Well done Sue.  Please drop us a line to claim your prize and together with Eve and Monica grab the appropriate banner from the side bar.
Thank you all so much for your wonderful entries into my ‘Make it Male’ challenge - I too have plenty to ponder - and I will be back in a couple of weeks with my Top 3.
Now -  to this new challenge chosen by Pamela.   Although Pamela is technically MIA she was determined to choose her challenge and I am sure it will be one of your favourites – ‘Do what you love’.
I personally enjoyed choosing some of the things that I love most in my crafting and life and we are sure you will also enjoy this one. The Team will tell you on their Blogs why they have chosen what they have chosen so we will just present their cards starting with our GD Jane as Pamela hasn’t managed a card yet.

Meg
Please join in and show us what you love in crafting and/or life.
As always, please, please, do not forget to use something from a CD somewhere, however small, in the making of your card or project and give the CD credit. Entries that do not include the use of a CD, although welcome to see, will not be considered for the prize on offer.
See you next time.
Carol xx

Sunday, 15 January 2017

CD Sunday -' Make it Male' - chosen by Carol



Firstly we would like to say that we hope all are well and not too badly affected by the weather and secondly tell you that our two MIA teamies are slowly recovering and Jane (from Onions and Paper) is doing a great job helping us out until we are back up to strength.  Thank you Jane.
Jocelyn has managed though to choose her Top 3 for her challenge – ‘Twas the night before Christmas’ - and here it is and we hope you will excuse Jocelyn for feeling too rough to say anymore than that they were all great cards.
 1st – Eve
 
2nd – Linby
3rd – Kanda
 

Well done Eve. Please drop us a line to claim your prize and together with Linby and Kanda grab the appropriate banner from the side bar. Please give Jocelyn a little extra time Eve to get her prize out to you.
Thank you to all those who entered Pauline’s challenge of ‘Something New’ and Pauline will be back in a couple of weeks with her Top 3 choice.
Now this challenge is one of mine – ‘Make it Male’. An opportunity to add to the store cupboard if you haven’t already got someone in mind.  Don’t forget though to use a CD somewhere and tell us which CD it was.
We will start with my card followed by our Guest designer Jane.








Here is hoping that our team will be at full strength as soon as possible and in the meantime join in with us and have some fun.
As always, please, please, do not forget to use something from a CD somewhere, however small, in the making of your card or project and give the CD credit. Entries that do not include the use of a CD, although welcome to see, will not be considered for the prize on offer.
See you next time.
Carol xx