Friday, 18 February 2011

Bah Humbug Guest Designer - Week 7

I have been looking forward as well as feeling somewhat nervous to this weeks challenge over at Bah Humbug  the theme
CD cards - either made using a CD or a CD on them
I have been wracking my brain as to how I could achieve making a card using a CD - I have only used a CD once before on a birthday card and that was some 6 yrs back. I saw a beautiful card on
Hazel's Blog and I immediately thought it would be perfect for adding a CD onto the main base card. I contacted Hazel to ask her how she created her card, Hazel very kindly offered cut me some cards in different colourways on her Cricut for me to have a play with - Thank you so very much Hazel for all your help. I then came down with Flu, my brain so fuzzy and feeling pretty crook; ideas were thin on the ground. My initial thoughts of altering the CD using alcohol inks to create a 'background' did not work so it was onto plan B .. wait a minute there isn't a 'plan B' Anyway,  after a rummage in my RS sundries box I unearthed some UTEE - after 3 layers of UTEE the CD was looking very pretty, I very much liked the texture. I don't think I heated the UTEE enough as I could not get a RS image to show - so decided to leave it as it was, only swiping it over with a dye inkpad and some krylon pen to highlight the texture of the UTEE. My next stumbling block was how do I add 'elments' to the CD - I will admit I struggled and it was a while before any inspiration hit. I could only think of something '3D' maybe decoupage or similar - I am no good with anything like that so I ended using several elements from a couple of medallion RS I have. I am not 100% happy with the finished main element, it might of been better to print off some of the very pretty mandalas on the net or maybe added some glitter to the snowflakes. Just cannot put my finger on it what I don't like about it. I have made it possible so the CD can be removed from the base card for it to be used as a hanging decoration. On the underside of the CD it has also been given the UTEE treatment, I attached a very large flat backed pearl button over the 'spindle hole' I tried adding other elements, gems and such like but it just looked too crowded so I decided it was best left, told myself to stop faffing!

Thank you to the Bah Humbuggers for a fabulous challenge theme. I am very much looking forward to seeing what ideas challenge participants come up with using a CD.

My offering for my penulitmate week of Guest Designer 
CD CARD/Hanging Decoration
 List of Supplies

Base Card - Wild Card Cricut Cartridge
Dye Inkpad
Krylon Pen
Bakers Twine
Pearl Button
Medallion  RS
Sizzlits snowflakes
'Made with Love' Charm
Sakura Pen
Snow Marker

I am also entering my CD card/hanging decoration into these additional challenges

Cute Card Thurs
Simply Create
Paper Play
Rainbow Lady
My time to craft
Papertake weekly
A spoon full of Sugar
I did it 'Bling it up'


  1. Great card and love the way you've used UTEE on the CD - never thouight of doing that. Working out in my mind what I will be doing this week for the challenge.

  2. Carole this is really gorgeous - as soon as I saw it I couldn't wait to read up on how you had created it. The texture and the colours are just fabulous. I really can't see why you are not happy with it as it is a really special card.
    Love the idea of making it so that it can be removed and used as a hanging ornament.

  3. Very creative Carole :-) You did a great job:-)

  4. You know how much I love this gorgeous card, Carole - so creative. x

  5. Lovely card Carole using the asked how I had done mine using Alcohol inks....just keep dabbing your colours on and then blend with the blending fluid. It does take a while to do but gives you fabulous results....hope this helps you.
    Any problems email me from my blog.


  6. Thank you so much Anne. I did think of using Blending Fluid but I didn't and I guess it was my downfall - not being patient enough. I am going to give it a go again Anne ..
    Thank you :-)
    Carole x

  7. Super card and great idea. RS box? What is that please I dont do abbreviations lol. Thanks for sharing love Cynthia x

  8. That is really awesome.. thank you for joining us at IDIC

  9. Hi Carole this is lovely, and an excellent idea to make a card that has an ornament. Love the colours you have use, love Steph

  10. Absolutely fabulous. Nice job. Thanks for joining us at I Did It creations.

  11. WOW this is super I never thought of using a CD as a card ornament before. Thanks for playing on Rainbow LAdy this week Hazel xox

  12. This is fabulous and shows that you can make something more than a card using a CD. Thanks for sharing with us at Rainbow Lady this week.
    Christine x

  13. Lovely card, thanks for sharing at MTTC this week.

    Pat xx

  14. Apologies for the abreviations Rainbow lady
    'RS' Box is short for 'RubberStamp' Box which has my stamping supplies in. Hope that helps.
    Carole x

  15. Gorgeous card,great colours .Thanks for joining us at simply create.

  16. A fabulous work of art with lots of texture and gorgeous colour x Hilda

  17. love the texture and colour on the CD using the UTEE. Super project. Thank you for joining in with Rainbow Lady's challenge this week.
    Jen x

  18. Wow! This looks amazing! Thank you for sharing your talent at Paper Play this week. Love that shine!
    Alicia xx

  19. Oh the texture on this is just amazing! I'm definitely going to try it myself. We are always our own worst critics. I think the card is absolutely GORGEOUS! xxD

  20. Hi Carole,
    I was positive I had already commented about this wonderful card - but obviously was mistaken as I can't see it. Anyway, I love the texture you have created with the Utee and that you have used a circular card to match the CD shape. The pretty decorated disc being removable is an added bonus for whoever is lucky enough to receive it.
    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT


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