Sunday, 13 December 2015

A Cool Yule at CD Sundays

I have some exciting news to share with you today - I have been invited to spend 3 months as a Guest Design Team member at The CD Sunday Challenge Blog and today is my first post for them!

The theme this fortnight is "A Cool Yule" and I decided to use the Katy Sue Designs double CD, "Christmas Spirit". I love this set for the unusual, witty images it contains - in fact I love it so much I couldn't narrow my choice down to one and ended up making TWO cards.

The first is a simple gatefold card with the main image on the inside. Note how I have added white panels to the inside flaps of the card - whenever I make a dark coloured card that has no insert, I try to incorporate some kind of writing space into the design.



For my second card, the image included  the words "The perfect present" but I thought this wonderfully naughty sentiment from the Dylusions "Christmas Words" stamp set would work perfectly with this cool looking lady, so I fussy cut around the image to remove the words and made a panel featuring the image with the new sentiment.



I'd been feeling rather sad because I knew this would be posted too late for my second card to be entered into the "Naughty Christmas" challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers,  so I was delighted when the latest challenge turned out to be X is for Xmas and I could still play along!

14 comments:

sue-b said...

Morning Jane, lovely to have you with us at CD Sunday and what a way to start, not one but Two fabulous makes to delight us all. I don't have this CD but have to have it .
sue-b xx

Wynn Walton said...

Me too Sue this was my first thoughts Jane.....got to have that CD for next Christmas. Now who's the naughty girl.!!! The card are so much fun and will brighten up any recipient. Thank you for the great contribution at CD Sunday. It's always a joy to see your entries and now as our guest designer. Happy Christmas to you and your family. Wynn x

meg said...

Love the cards Jane they are both such fun.

Purvi Gadewar said...

Both the cards are so cool...love 'em!

Donna said...

Fab cards! Love the dancing deer on the first one and the sassy lady on the second! Thanks for joining the sisterhood of snarky stampers for our "X is for Xmas" challenge!

Diane said...

Wonderful card stock patterns and holiday designs Jane. Happy holidays.

Hugs Diane

Lindsey said...

These are awesome! I love those party-hearty reindeer. :) Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Shaz Earl said...

Hi teamie lovely to be working with you. great cool cards another cd i need to get
have a great week
hugs Shaz x

Shaz Earl said...

Hi teamie lovely to be working with you. great cool cards another cd i need to get
have a great week
hugs Shaz x

Jocelyn said...

A great fun card and I love the wording!
Jocelyn x

Violent Kittie said...

I bet either characters on the these cards would be fun to party with! Thanks for joining the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for our X is for X-mas challenge!

Carol said...

Thank you Jane for such a wonderful start to your time with us as a Guest designer. I love the tipsy reindeer.
Carol xx
CD Sunday

Chelle (PhotoArt/MaybeCreative) said...

Love both cards that you did..the images are great. Thanks for joining us at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.

Chris D. said...

OMGosh! What fun and sassy cards! Thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!