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Sunday 7 July 2013


Good morning to you all. Looks like Summer has arrived.
I have scheduled today's post as by the time you read all about our latest challenge over at
Hubby and I will be travelling with our local MX5 Group down to the Cotswolds.
We couldn't have asked for a nicer day so it's 'TOP's down all the way.

As it is the start of a new month we not only have a new Guest Designer but also a super Sponsor.
We welcome back the lovely TESS as July's Guest Designer and if you have joined us from the beginning of our challenge's you will remember that Tess was one of our original Design Team members.

I have been lucky to persuade the lovely SUSAN ANDREWS, who is 
JEM's DESIGNS to Sponsor us this week and she kindly sent all the DT and GDT a CD to use.
Thank you Susan and I hope you will like what we have designed.
One lucky person will be chosen by Random Org to receive a copy of the CD.

I am sure you will have seen Susan recently on Create & Craft showing her latest CD's and this particular CD has been designed by the lovely SHEENAGH HULIN

Now onto our challenge which we decided to call
HATS (the CD is actually called Hat Box Confections)
I lot of scope we hope for you this week.

My DT Card is shown below

An A5 cream card for the base to which I added one of the super backing papers from the CD.
The design I chose is called CHOCOLATE ORANGE
I chose a Pyramid Image for the main design which was printed onto Matte Photo Paper.
This in turn has been mounted onto an Anja Die and two beautiful Marianne Flowers complete the design.
I am a little disapointed in how the main image shows up and wish I had printed it onto Glossy Photo Paper to give more colour depth.

This CD is beautiful and I couldn't just let you see this image alone so I have made another to showcase what is on the CD
This additional card design is called
 and you can see it below

Another A5 card to which I added this gorgeous backing paper, printed directly onto Glossy Photo Paper
My topper is from a selection on the CD, so many to choose from.
I mounted it onto a Spellbinders - 'Marvelous Square' cut out in White for contrast.
To complete the design I just had to use my latest purchase of Heartfelt Creations - Delicate Asters Dies, they are gorgeous and I have my fellow team member Jenny to thank for telling me about them.

I hope you are still with me and hope you will join in with us again.
Remember to use something from a CD in your design and say which it is you have used.
Before you go, do pop over to see the stunning designs my team mates have for you .


Cazro said...

I love both of your cards, the additional dies bring extra elegance. A fabulous CD for fashion lovers. Caz

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Both cards are beautiful Christine, i agree with Caz, great for fashion lovers.

Sue x

Beryl said...

Gorgeous cards Christine. Love this CD. I printed mine onto Staples 160 gsm paper. It's a bright white paper so the artwork usually prints out true to colour. I use the 120 gsm of the same paper so everything else.
Beryl xx

Carol said...

Both lovely cards. Something tells me you love this CD.
carol xx

Wynn said...

Lovely cards I think you've had lots of fun with this CD.
I recently 'found' Heartfelt Creations and managed to purchase a die for my group. I love it....it's the chateau window.
Wynn x