Sunday, 3 May 2015

CD Sunday - Curious Cats

Good morning it's a bit wet this morning but all the better for spending a bit of time in the craft room, this week over at CD Sunday we have a nice shiny new challenge chosen for you by Wynn and she wants us all to think about our curious cats.
For my card I used an old cd from Joanna Sheen, The Jayne Netley Mayhew collection and for the backing paper I used another old cd  from cupcake Crafting called Walk on the Wild Side.  I took the paper into Craft Artist and using a page set as 7.5 inch used this as the background, I then imported the picture and added a layer behind it to give the effect of an extra mat. Once the sizing was as I wanted it I used the text tool to add the greeting, the great thing here is that it's just a click to get the words centred.  I printed this out and layered it onto a black card and as this is for a man who isn't into fussy I just cut a few strips from the black card to add a little interest.
I am entering this into the following
Crafts for Eternity - Inspired by Nature
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Now we also still have our Purple Crazy challenge going for another week so I've made an extra card for a bit of inspiration for you.
I used a not so old cd here, this little bear is Etty from the Winston Collection from Polkadoodles, I love that you get both the coloured and the black and white versions so if you're in a hurry just print it off in colour but if you have a bit of time and as we know what a great way to relax print the black and white one off and choose your own colours.  I used my Graph'it markers to colour her in, I bought quite a few from Joanna Sheen recently when she had a sale on them and they were only £1.49 each. I love the vibrant colours and they do seem to blend easily, I just need to invest in some brush tips for the ones I use the most.  The backing papers are from a couple of cd's the purple one is from Rose Bud and the fabulous top sheet is from Dollie Daydream Goes East I have had this cd from quite a while and have never noticed this paper before but it's perfect for what I wanted.  I used a couple of spellbinder dies for the flowers and the leaves are from Tattered Lace. The sentiment is an Inkadinkado stamp.

I'm entering her into the following
Fussy and Fancy - Lots of Flowers
Art by Miran - Anything Goes
Alicia Bell - Add some Flowers


  1. One of my favourite CD's Jenny and also a favourite image from this CD. Super layout and must remember to use CAP when designing my cards.
    Christine xx

  2. Great card Jenny, love the big cat images on this CD they are such majestic animals, and your layout emphasizes this

  3. Two great cards. I love that cat image - I think I need to practice with CAP more to improve my skills. Very striking design.
    Jocelyn x

  4. I am hopeless with CAP....fancy a trip over to give me a few lessons!! Clever addition of the black strips on your very majestic cat card. Wynn x

  5. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week for our "Anything Goes" challenge

  6. Thank you for joining BSC

  7. Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week :) Fabulous cards! hugs x

  8. This works so well Jenny, love the background , love the images on this CD,
    sue-b xx

  9. What a lovely creation! Thank you for sharing at Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge. Judy DT x