Monday, 17 October 2016

Christmas Cuties

The new challenge at CD Sundays is "Paws"  - I was just about to turn to my La Pashe CDs where I know there are lots and lots of cat and dog themed images, but then I decided to have a poke around among some of my less-frequently used CDs.

When I get a CD with a magazine, I tend to use it a few times while the magazine is new, and then stick it on the shelf to gather dust, so I spent an interesting few hours rediscovering images I'd forgotten all about. I finally settled on this image and paper from the Barkley collection on Crafters Inspiration CD #3.

The trouble with it is that the image is HUGE  - it almost fills the front of a large 20cm square card, and it's very hard to be really creative with something that stands alone like that. The design sheet includes some extra images to layer over three of the pictures, and really all that was left to do was add a background, a bit of matting and layering and a few die cut snowflakes.


Barb said...

Oh this is so cute Jane. I love all the little cats and dogs. Barbxx

Carol said...

What a lot of Paws!. I think it is a great image and a super Christmas card. Couldn't the image be reduced? I am sure you would have done if you could. I know it is difficult with some CD's.
Good luck with the challenge and Jane and thank you for your continued support.
Carol xx
CD Sunday DT

Jane Willis said...

Ha! I thought about reducing the image - but the decoupage images were already tiny and making the image smaller would have left them just about impossible to cut out.

Wynn said...

Fabulous Jane!!! You'll have to make an envelope to fit it now but worth as it's so lovely......all those pooches too. Thank you for sharing it with us at CD Sunday. Wynn DT

Pamela said...

I love Barkley! I have a few images on a cd that was free with a magazine. I really like your card and I adore snowflakes!Thanks for joining in the challenge at CD Sunday.
CD Sunday DT.

Mrs A. said...

I like it when a card comes together nice and easily. Like you I have quite a few freebie magazines CD's gathering dust on a shelf. Trouble is you have to run them to know what is on them half the time. The answer is to catalogue them of course but finding the time that's the big when. Hugs Mrs A.

Margarets designer cards said...

Fabulous card, fabulous images and beautiful card, love your snowflakes
Thank you for joining us at the CD Sunday challenge
CD Sunday DT

meg said...

great images making up the main frame so many lovely little paws, the snowflake backing paper is perfect with it, thank you for joining in at CD Sunday for this challenge

Jocelyn said...

What a lot of paws! Great card, thank you for sharing with us. The snow flakes compliment the backing paper perfectly.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday DT

Linby said...

I've got the full version of this and is one of my fav cdroms. Love how you used it, looks wonderful.

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Jane, so many super images - a brilliant design.
Thank you for joining us at CD Sunday.