Thursday, April 30, 2015

Birthday Candy

It's my Birthday this month so I thought I would celebrate with some candy for my fabulous followers.


I have two prizes for two lucky followers:

£10 Voucher to spend in Joanna Sheen's online shop

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Joanna stocks a huge range of crafting supplies and offers free postage and packing/shipping worldwide with a minimum spend of £9

AND

A selection of crafting supplies


Crafter's Companion Camden Town Stamp Set
Crafter's Companion Everyday in Moonbeam Meadow Stamp Collection (4 stamp sets)
My Mind's Eye Paper Pad
Docrafts Little Meow Clear Stamp Set
Clearly Besotted Stamp set
House-Mouse Designs Gruffies Stamp Set

To enter my candy:

You must be or become a follower of my blog with Google Friend Connect
Add my candy picture to your sidebar with a link back to my blog
Add your link to the linky

I will post worldwide

My candy will remain open until 9am on 30th April when I will use RANDOM.ORG to choose two lucky winners.

Thank you for taking part and good luck.

Pauline
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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Vintage Birthday

I needed a masculine card that could be popped in the post so I reached for my Crafter's Companion Times Gone By CD and this is what I came up with.


I have used elements from the Card Companions, the Design Sets, the Sentiments and the Embellishments sections on CD1 and although there are lots of layers I have inked the edges rather than adding layers of card stock.


I also used elements from the Card Companions and Design sets to decorate the inside of my card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Creative Fingers Challenge 76 - Always Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft Challenge 2 - Freestyle/Steampunk
Sister Act Card Challenge #102 - Always Anything Goes
That's Crafty! Challenge Blog - Grunge, Grunge, Grunge!
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge 15 - Vintage
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 255 - Masculine
Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge - Birthdays

Thank you so much for visiting me today, I always appreciate you taking the time to pop in.

Pauline
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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Best Buds

I have been playing with one of the gorgeous Printable Card Toppers from Pink Gem Designs, this one is called Best Buds and comes with two fabulous sentiments and some decoupage layers.

I have made two cards, this first one has been made using the kit just as it is, I printed it, cut it out and layered it up.


The only thing that I added was an embossed layer of card stock.


For my second card I have printed the sheet out a couple of times, one a little larger than the others and added extra layers separated by card stock.  I have attached each separate layer using foam pads.


I also cut a couple of extra layers of decoupage.  The only thing that was not included in the Card Topper kit is the card stock.


I would like to enter these cards into the following challenges:

Creative Fingers Challenge 76 - Always Anything Goes
Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge 152 - Flowers
Sister Act Card Challenge #102 - Always Anything Goes
Scrapbooker PhD Challenge 22 - Focus On A Sentiment
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Words Words Words
Through The Craft Room Door Challenge - Always Anything Goes

Thank you for calling this morning, please leave a comment so that I know you've been and will be able to come and visit you.

Pauline
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Friday, April 17, 2015

It's a Stitch Up

Sadly this is going to be my final challenge with Winter Wonderland - we have my Mum moving in with us soon and my crafting time will be considerably reduced. I hope to still make lots of cards but I don't want the pressure of DT deadlines. I would like to say a huge thank you to the Winter Wonderland team for letting me play along with them and for their support and friendship.

 The theme this week is:

It's a Stitch Up (Real or Faux Stitching)

Don't forget you have to make a Christmas card to enter our challenge,

I have used the fabulous 'The Most Adorable Snowmen' image from The Paper Shelter who are our sponsor this week.


I cut my pre-coloured image out with a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Square die (that is my stitched element) and used the papers that come with the image.


The sentiment is from my stash and the snowflake is two Simon Says Stamp Snowflake die cuts glittered and layered up.

This week we are sponsored by:

The Paper Shelter who are offering the winner a $15 gift certificate.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Inspiration Destination Challenge 29 - Always Anything Goes
Natalie and Amy's Challenge 31 - Frame It!
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge 89 ~ Use A Die Cut
WordArt Wednesdays Challenge 179 - A Family Friendly Challenge For ALL

Make sure you pop over to the Winter Wonderland Challenge blog and take a look at the fabulous DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us for our It's a Stitch Up challenge.

Thank you so much for visiting me today, I always appreciate you taking the time to pop in.

Pauline
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Thursday, April 16, 2015

At my age ...

I'm a day late with my card for the new challenge at Crafting for all Seasons again, I keep having multiple DT cards to post on the same day and I'm sure everyone gets fed up with it, so I saved this one for today.

It's our 100th challenge and our theme is Milestone Celebrations.

I have made a card using a fun image from Bugaboo who are one of our many sponsors for this challenge.


Gus is one of my favourite Bugaboo characters and I love this image and sentiment.  I have coloured him with my Spectrum Noir markers and added 3D Crystal Lacquer to his glasses and the numbers that have been cut out with my Die-namics By The Numbers dies - the zero is the same red as the rest of the card but for some reason my camera decided differently.


I have used Kraft card stock and some buttons that my Mum gave me - she is moving in with us soon and whilst sorting out her house we discovered a huge biscuit tin full of buttons, I don't think she can have ever thrown a single button away in all of her 80+ years, so I have plenty to play with now!

Our sponsors for this challenge are:

Ppinky Dolls - Prize 3 images
Just Inklined - Prize $10 GC
FaeryInk - Prize 3 images
Bugaboo - Prize 7 images
Tiffany Doodles - Prize 3 images

Please check the Craftng for all Seasons challenge blog for full details.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Cuttlebug Mania Challenge - Button Up
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge - 3 Of Something (Buttons)
Dream Valley Challenge 104  - Let's get Krafty
Little Claire's April Challenge - Use Kraft Card
Catch The Bug Weekly Challenge  - Earth Day - Recycle (Buttons) 

Thank you for calling this morning, make sure you pop over to the Craftng for all Seasons challenge blog and join in with our Milestone Celebrations challenge.

Pauline
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Snowman Patches

It's time for our mid month reminder at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra, our theme is always 'anything goes' - you can use any materials, any techniques etc., as long as the end result is a Christmas card.


I have used a fun snowman image from our regular sponsor - Bugaboo.   I coloured my image with Spectrum Noir Markers and used some Christmas papers from Trimcraft that have been in my stash for ages.


I added some glitter to his hat and 3D Crystal Lacquer to his bell. The sentiment is from my stash along with the ribbon and pearls.

Bugaboo Stamps are our sponsor this challenge


They are offering $21 of digital stamps to the randomly selected winner.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafting from the Heart Challenge 55 - Always Anything Goes
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - 2 or more Designer Papers
Not Just Cards Challenge 17 - Always Anything Goes
Stamp and Create April Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge 274 - 2 or more patterned papers
Sparkle N Sprinkle April Challenge - Anything Goes with Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking
Digi Sketch Challenge - Sketch and/or F is for Flowers (I have flipped the sketch horizontally - I hope that's OK)

Make sure you pop over to the Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog and check out the fabulous DT inspiration - we would love for you to join us for our Anything Goes Christmas challenge.

Pauline
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Go with the FLOW

It's time for a new challenge at the House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge, our theme is: April Showers, chosen by Beth - alternatively you can enter an Anything Goes card just as long as you use a House-Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image.

I have used an adorable coloured image from Joanna Sheen's House-Mouse Triple CD.


My papers are from Nitwit Collections and the sentiment is from Pink Petticoat.  I used my Crafter's Companion Flowers for all Occasions 3 die for the flower and added a button tied with twine along with some ribbon and pearls.


Our fabulous sponsors for this challenge are:

http://www.stampendous.com/
  

http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront

AND

Beth is offering this fabulous prize as well.
 

Please check the challenge blog for full details.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge Week 306 - Bingo (Ribbon, Flowers, Die Cuts)
Eclectic Ellapu Purple Challenge - April Showers/Spring
Crazy 4 Challenges #281 - Pet
Artistic Inspirations Challenge 129 - Anything goes with a twist of Spring
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - April Showers and/or Spring Flowers

Thank you for popping in today, don't forget to take a look at the House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge blog to check out the fabulous DT inspiration and join in with our April Showers challenge.






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Monday, April 13, 2015

Happy Mother's Day

This is my second post today - if you are looking for my Craft Your Passion GDT card you can find it HERE.

It's time for a new challenge at Ooh La La Creations and the theme for the next fortnight is Lots of Layers chosen by ME.

I have used a gorgeous image and papers from the Spring Vase collection on the Ooh La La Creations Carnival of Colour CD to make my card.


I have used the Oval Pyramid image and added some Tattered Lace die cut corners.  The sentiment is from Pink Petticoat and I added a ribbon and some pearls from my stash.


I used one of the inserts from the CD layered onto one of the backing papers to decorate the inside of my card.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

The Corrosive Challenge 222 - Floral Fantasy
The Ribbon Girls - Any Image Challenge - use Ribbon or Lace
Kraftyhands April Challenge - Nature's Work
Digi Sketch Challenge - Sketch and/or F is for Flowers
The Paper Girls Challenge 77 -  Pastel EGGstravaganza
Mema's Crafts April Challenge - Anything Goes + Die or Punch
Craft-Dee BowZ April Challenge - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge #75 - Anything Goes: Twist - Spring Flowers

Make sure you pop over to the Ooh La La Creations Challenge Blog and check out the DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us for our Lots of Layers challenge.

Thank you for calling this morning, please leave a comment so that I know you've been and will be able to come and visit you.

Pauline
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Craft Your Passion GDT

I have been invited to GDT for the Craft Your Passion Challenge for April and this is the first of my cards.


The theme is always Anything Goes and I have used a fabulous image provided by our sponsor Kenny K.  I coloured my image with Spectrum Noir markers before cutting it out and layering it up using Spellbinders circle and scalloped circle dies.


The papers with stars on are from Craft Creations - they are actually Christmas papers and have been in my stash for ages.  I made the striped paper by colouring a background with my Spectrum Noir markers and stamping the stripes using an Impression Obsession stamp.  The sentiment is a Paula Pascual stamp from Personal Impressions and I have added some die cut and punched stars to embellish.


Our sponsor for this challenge is:


Kenny K Downloads

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:

Inspiration Destination Challenge 28 - Always Anything Goes
Left of Center Creative Challenge #73 - Spots and/or Stripes
Little Miss Muffet Challenge 109 - Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration Challenge 81 - Use A Die Cut
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 222 - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 254 - Bingo (Sentiment, Digital Image, Die Cuts)

Thank you for popping in today, don't forget to take a look at the Craft Your Passion Challenge blog to check out the fabulous DT inspiration and join in with our Anything Goes challenge.

Pauline
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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Winter Reflections

This is another of the sample cards that I made for the recent Launch of the Ooh La La Creations Paula Oakley Collection CD on Create and Craft.


The image and papers come from the Winter Reflections collection and the sentiment tag is also from the CD.


You can see the Pyramid Decoupage in this photograph, I just added some card candy and a little twine from my stash.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Calendar April Challenge - Add a Sentiment
Sister Act Card Challenge 101 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination Challenge 28 - Always Anything Goes
Paper Shelter Challenge 198 - Birthday with a Sentiment
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge 7 - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and leave a comment, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Hedgehogs Surprise

It's time for a new challenge at Di's Digi Designs and the theme for the next fortnight is Include an Animal.

Sadly this is going to be my final challenge with Di's Digi Designs - we have my Mum moving in with us soon and my crafting time will be considerably reduced.  I hope to be able to make lots of cards still but will be unable to commit to as many DT deadlines as I do at the moment.  I would like to say a huge thank you to Di for letting me play with her wonderful images and to the fabulous team for their support and friendship.

I have used the fabulous Hedgehogs Surprise image, I coloured my image with my Spectrum Noir markers and used papers from Nitwit Designs.


My sentiment is from Pink Petticoat and I used Crafter's Companion Flowers for all Occasions 3 dies to make my flowers, a few pearls to embellish and that's about it.


Don't forget if you use one of Di's images you have a chance to win 2 images from Di's Digi Stamps in addition to the sponsor prize.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Catz Challenge 247 - 2 or more patterned papers
Creative Corner Challenge - Cute Critters
Graph'It Colour Challenge 15 - Flower Power
Creative Knockouts Challenge 84 - Birthday Wishes
Craft for the Craic April Challenge - Die-ing for Spring or an Easter Theme
As You Like it Challenge - Favourite Alcohol Markers or Distress Inks & Why (Most definitely Alcohol Markers - I just can't seem to blend with Distress Inks)

Thank you for popping in today, don't forget to take a look at the Di's Digi Designs Challenge blog to check out the fabulous DT inspiration and join in with our Include an Animal challenge.

Pauline
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Friday, April 10, 2015

Just Because

I have made this card for the current CD Sunday Challenge - the theme is Clean and Simple, right up my street.

I have used an adorable House-Mouse image and papers from Joanna Sheen's House-Mouse Triple CD ROM.


I used a Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Border die and added a twine bow along with a LOTV stamped sentiment.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

CD Sunday Challenge - Clean and Simple
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge 241 - Die Cuts
Digi Choosday Challenge Week 14 - Use a Die
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Clean & Simple
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge 80 - Anything Goes with a twist ... Use a Die or a Punch

Thank you for calling this morning, please leave a comment so that I know you've been and can come and visit you.

Pauline
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More Exciting News!

I am delighted to share the wonderful news that I have had five cards published in this months Making Cards Magazine that is on sale today.


There are four colourful children's cards and also one of my cards was chosen as this months Handpicked feature.

Make sure you grab a copy, there are 32 free craft papers and 57 detailed projects to inspire you.


Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today and share my wonderful news, please leave a comment so that I can visit you - I will be back a little later with my card for the current CD Sunday challenge.

Pauline
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Thursday, April 9, 2015

A Rose For You

I have been playing with one of the images from the new Paper Creator Rocker Cards Mega Bundle, it's on sale at the moment so make sure you pop over to the Paper Creator Store and take a look.

I have used the A Rose for You collection and this is the card and matching envelope made up exactly as shown in the kit.  I just printed everything out and stuck it all together, the rose has decoupage layers included.


This second card was also made using the kit, but this time I have added a couple of extras.


All I have added is a two sheets of patterned papers and a solid paper from Nitwit Collections along with a sentiment from my stash.


You can see the decoupage layers in this photograph, along with the inside of the card that has been decorated to match.


I think this shows what good value these kits are, they look fabulous made up as shown, but add a few bits from your stash and you can make a completely different card.  There are 15 different Rocker Card kits in the collection.


I would like to enter these cards in the following challenges:

Crafter's Cafe Challnege 111 - Shaped Cards (Rocker Card)
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart Challenge 54 - Always Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge 194 - Floral
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 254 - Bingo (Sentiment, Digital Image, Die Cuts

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and leave a comment, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Black and White Birthday

This is my card for the challenge over at Less is More, this week it is a colour challenge and they have chosen - Predominantly Black!


I have used my Memory Box Happy Birthday die and a Crafter's Companion Die'sire Flower die with a button and some twine.


A nice flat card, perfect for posting.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Less is More Week 218 - Predominantly Black!
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday
Through the Purple Haze Challenge 84 - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge 256 - Always Anything Goes

Thank you for calling this morning, please leave a comment so that I know you've been and will be able to come and visit you.

Pauline
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