Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Take a CD or Two.

This is my last project for my Guest Designer Spot over at
Crafting With Dragonflies for the month of April.
The theme this time is to take an old CD and alter it /or use on your card.
I chose to make a card  mini album.
First thing was to find some CD's.
These  were old ones I had been saving in my Stash to be reused at some point.
I started with sorting  through my lace trims to get a colour theme going  and chose
to work with  Creams.
Next to look through my files of digi papers and finally my bling.

And then some more !!

I used the CD's as templates and cut my design papers to cover .
These are by Bearly Mine from their ' Steam punk -fantasy' range.
I used Mod  Podge to glue and a distress ink round the edges to age .
I found my pink Crop-A-Dile cutters worked a treat to cut the holes that I needed.
Next came the fun part,  piling on the embellishments.
I made pockets on the insides to hold tags by cutting half a circle and gluing to the lower halves.
Tags were made using my new Tag topper punch by SU. and tucked inside the pockets.
Wooden embellishments were in a selection I had purchased a few yrs ago and forgotten about!
Added loads of lace , assorted flowers, old broken jewellery and sequin shapes.

As the DP. had clock faces and fob watches on it
I found these freebie digi's on  Beyond The Fringe
and used them on the tags leaving the other sides blank for messages.

The back showing another freebie watch
Lastly the front with the CD's tied together with loads of scrunchy ribbon and chains
Not quite  sure whether I have achieved a vintage/shabby chic /steam punk or grungy look
but I love the result.
Pop on over to here to join in the fun.
Entering into the following challenges:
Crafting From The Heart #  Anything goes.
Eureka Stamps #87 Lace and pearls.
Love to Create #113 Pearls and bling.
Melon Headz # Lots of circles. (most of the embellishments are a circle shape + watches & Cd's.)
My Craft Creations # Anything goes.
Use Your Stuff #133 Flowers.
Through The Craft Room Door # Anything goes.
Crafty Catz #228 Anything goes.
That Craft Place # Anything goes.
613 Avenue Create #69 Anything goes.
Glitter 'n' Sparkle #82 Add some ribbon.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #122. Use up your snippets. (Yes Miss).
A Sprinkle of Imagination # Anything goes.
Scribble and Scrap #17 Anything goes.


Catherine said...

This is gorgeous Valery Anne ! I made one years ago and I feel like making another one now ! Thanks for the inspiration ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Sherry said...

Fabulous, multi themed project so beautifully done xx

Wynn said...

Wow this is stunning. Hilde certainly challenged us at CWD but mine didn't turn out quite as creative as yours.......I truly love it!! You have produced a work of art. Hugs Wynn xx

Rocky said...

Wow! A fab way to use up old CD's, nice and strong too.

Sandra H said...

Oooh wow Mrs A what a transformation they are truly gorgeous and look at all the detail added co creative x

Sue said...

Absolutely stunning Mrs A!!! sorry I've been a bit remiss in my commenting on the blogs but I'm desperately trying to catch up LOL this is gorgeous it truly is:)) huggles Sue xxx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Mrs A
Wow, who'd think a CD could look like this. A work of art!
Best wishes.
Ang x

Kathleen said...

Absolutely brilliant creation.

Kath x

happyglitzygirl said...

A beautiful creation, so many details, you are truly a star, thanks for being our Guest Designer over at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

rachel said...

such a pretty piece - love it xx

Hettie said...

This is beautiful Mrs A. Very clever.

scrappymo! said...

You are a very clever crafter. This looks fabulous and a great idea to use the CD's!

Janette said...

This is gorgeous, very creative, love it...
Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

Sarn said...

Gosh you're SOOO creative Mrs A. This is a lovely project.
Hugs, Sarn xxx

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Wonderful project. Love the idea and all the fantastic embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends.

Jean said...

A fabulous project,great transformation. I have a little stack of CDs hiding away in one of my craft drawers waiting to be altered.
Jean x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous album! Super cute! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

Anyone for Anya DT
Stampavie and More DT
Creative Fingers DT 

Di said...

Totally fabulous Mrs A!! Gosh, so much work but what a result from the beginnings of humble CDs!!

Hugs, Di xx

Createology said...

The ever versatile CDs. You have created a spectacular card mini-album. I adore your beautiful project. Creative CD Bliss...

Sandra said...

this is so gorgeous Valerie-Anne!! I love everything about it!!
So creative to use the old CD's!
Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges this week!

Darnell said...

All I can do is bow and courtesy, Mrs. A. I am prostrate in awe of your talent and creative mind!! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Darnell

Susan Hogan said...

Mrs A, another triumph indeed! I love the way you piled on the embellies and the way it looks now. AND you got to use up old stash - I am impressed! Such a lovely item and any recipient of this will love it just for its decorative features. Thanks for being our GDT member for April.

Unknown said...

Wow, this is stunning and inspirational on so many levels. I love the vintage shabbiness of it!!! xx

karalschuknecht said...

Beautiful project, and so creative. Thanks for joining us this week for our "Lace & Pearls Challenge." Come back to join us again and good luck.
Karal Eureka DT

Anonymous said...

How very clever! It's beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Eureka stamps.

Unknown said...

Great project. Thanks for playing at crafting from th heart. We hope too see you next time. Good luck.

Chris (catt871) said...

This is really cool!Clever idea and an absolutely gorgeous gift!!! THANKS for joining us at Love to Create!

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

I love how you have a pile of stuff, and make it into something beautiful. You could make an egg box look stunning. Gorgeous project x

Emily Thubbron said...

What a great use of old cds. Fabulous recycling. Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends for our Lots of Circles Challenge.

Emily T.
DT Member

Greta said...

I'm totally in awe of this incredible project, Mrs. A!

Trudie said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place xx

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Wow, what a fabulous project, I love the little scenes xx