Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Never Forget

This is a card I have made for this weeks CD Sunday Challenge - Mainly Men, the image is from the Decoupage section of Joanna Sheen's Jayne Netley Mayhew Collection Part 2.


The papers are from one of Joanna's other CD's - Jane Shasky From the Heart of the Garden and I have layered everything onto Kraft card stock.  I have put the corners through my ribler to give them a little more interest and the sentiment is computer generated.  As the card is for a man I have kept the embellishments simple and just added some buttons.

I have decorated the inside of my card, the panel for the greeting has been cut with my Spellbinders Large Labels die.


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

The CD Sunday Challenge - Mainly Men
Here Come The Boys Challenge 32 - Jungle Theme
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Animal Crackers!
Alphabet Challenge - M for Men Only
Cupcake Craft Challenge 203 - The Great Outdoors
Truly Madly Crafty Challenge - Animals
Paper Playtime Challenge 80 - Anything Goes
Tammy's Scrappin Corner Challenge 21 - Anything Goes with Any Artist
The Poodles Parlour Challenge - Anything Goes
(PIN)spirational Challenge 18 - Inspiration Photo - I was inspired by the colours and the natural feel.

Thank you for visiting today, please leave me a comment and let me know that you have been.

Pauline
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Sunday, 29 July 2012

Lilac Confetti!

Good evening, it is lovely here in Hampshire, nice and sunny but not too hot like it was last week.  I have made a card using my favourite House Mouse - I just love this image from Joanna Sheen's Project Book.


I have followed the sketch over at The Sweet Stop, it's quite a simple sketch and I have just rotated it and added some buttons as extra embellishments.  Everything has been layered onto Core'dinations card stock and the sentiment is from LOTV.

I have decorated the inside of my card to complement the front.


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

PanPastel Challenge 29 - School's out or Buttons and Bows
Divas by Design Challenge 45 - Happy Birthday!
Craft Room Challenge - Buttons and Bows
Ruby's Rainbow Challenge 33 - Cute Animals
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge 216 - Birthday Cards
Stampavie and More Challenge 173 - Birthday
Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge 82 - Brilliant Birthdays
One Stop Craft Challenge 193 - Just Good Friends
Pile it On Challenge 31 - Cute as can be!
The Sweet Stop Challenge 169 - Sketch


Thank you for stopping by this evening, I hope to see you again soon.

Pauline
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Saturday, 28 July 2012

Another one completed!

I have a whole stack of Thank You cards to make, it was my youngest son's birthday and we always send cards to say thank you for presents.

This is another quite simple card using Bearly Mine Designs papers, full details of everything I have used are listed below.


I have not decorated the inside of my card because I wanted to leave plenty of space to write on, so I decided to decorate the back of the card instead


CARD RECIPE

Papers:  Bearly Mine Designs - Mini Dots and Stripes
Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools:  Spellbinders Edgeabilities - Classic Triple Scallop, Punch Bunch - Mega Fern
Embellishments:  Buttons and twine from stash
Sentiment:  Joanna Sheen's Words Three

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

The Ribbon Reel Challenge 33 - Button It (use buttons and ribbon/twine)
Crafty Creations Challenge 180 - Buttons
Phindy's Friday Challenge 114 - Buttons
The Shabby Tea Room Challenge 124 - Oh-So Pretty in Pink
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Make Your Own (Flowers)
Digistamps 4 Joy Challenge 47 - Polka Dots and Stripes
Inky Impressions Challenge 69 - Use Dies or Punches (I have used both)
Digi Doodle Shop Challenge 118 - Let's get Stripey
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 131 - No Stamped Images
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge 49 - CAS

Thank you for looking, please leave a comment, I would love to know what you think.

Pauline
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Thursday, 26 July 2012

Hanging Around

Good morning to you, it's Thursday again and that means a new challenge at Willow Sketchie, this week Hazel has chosen the theme 'Anything Goes' and this is my card:


This is Hazel's fab sketch:

Don't forget - you don't have to follow both the sketch and the theme unless you want to, one or the other will do just fine, as you have probably noticed I have only followed the theme this week.

I have used the Willow Designs - Hanging Around clear stamp and coloured it with a combination of ProMarkers and FlexMarkers I also added some gold glitter.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

I have decorated the inside of my card to complement the front:


Card Recipe:

Papers:  Bearly Mine Designs - Designer Extreme CD
Card Stock:  Create and Craft
Tools:  Martha Stewart border punch, Punch Bunch - fern punch
Embellishments:  glitter, ribbon, flower and brad from stash

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

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge 179 - Christmas in July
Shopping Our Stash Challenge 61 - Something New (New Stamp)
I Love ProMarkers Challenge 127 - Gold, Silver or Bronze (Gold card stock and glitter)
The Paper Shelter Challenge 74 - Metal Embellishment (gold brad)
Nutcrafters Challenge 23 - Butterflies and/or Bows
Lexi's Creations Challenge 70 -  Christmas in July

Make sure you pop over to the Willow Sketchie Challenge Blog and have a look at the DT inspiration, you have until 20:00 hrs on Wednesday 1st August to enter and the prize is a voucher to spend in the Willow Designs Store. Don't forget you can either follow the sketch and/or the theme.

The full range of new Christmas Stamps is now available in the Willow Designs Store, make sure you pop over and take a look.

Thank you for popping in this morning, I hope you enjoyed your visit and call back again soon.

Pauline
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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Splash Me!

Good afternoon, it's time for a new challenge at Crafting for all Seasons and our theme this fortnight is 'SPLASH ME' we would like to see anything to do with water on your projects - it could be the sea, rain, a bath, watering can, anything - just as long as we can see something water related on your project.

This is my card featuring a fab image from Whoopsi Daisy Sheet 365


I have coloured her with a combination of ProMarkers and FlexMarkers and have added loads of stickles to the bubbles. Full details of everything I have used are listed below.


This is the inside of my card that has been decorated to complement the front:




CARD RECIPE:

Card Stock: Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools: Spellbinders - Classic Squares, Punch Bunch - Fern Punch
Embellishments: Flowers, gems and stickles from stash
Sentiment: LOTV - Vintage Labels - Occasions

We have two fabulous sponsors this time:


and


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

Fashionista Challenge 5 - Baby or Birthday (I have chosen Birthday)
Come and Get It Challenge - BINGO (Die Cuts/Free/Glitter)
Tammy's Scrapin Corner Challenge 20 - BINGO (Stickles/Free Space/Die Cuts)
Sassy Cheryl's Challenge 125 - Polka Dots
Totally Papercrafts Challenge 126 - Inspiration Photo (relaxation)
Fussy and Fancy Challenge 67 - Photo Inspiration (I was inspired by the colours and the water)

Make sure you pop over to the Crafting for all Seasons Challenge Blog and check out the DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us for our ' SPLASH ME' challenge.

Thank you for calling this afternoon, I hope you are all enjoying the lovely sunshine, please come back soon.

Pauline
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Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Thanks!

Good morning, I hope everyone is well and enjoying the new week. We have a new challenge for you at Bearly Mine Designs and this week the theme is - Shapes - we would like you to make a shaped card.

This is the card I have made using gorgeous papers from the Bearly Mine Designs Simply Dots and Spring Delights sets.


This is quite a different card for me, I rarely make a card without an image but I got this idea from Mandy's Blog - A LITTLE SPACE OF MY OWN - go and check out her work, she has some stunning projects on her blog.

I made the flower by printing some of the flower embellishments from my Crafter's Companion Strawberry Kisses CD on to the back of my Bearly Mine paper and then cutting them out, the border across the middle is a Martha Stewart punch and the little butterfly was a gift from Tracy at Dies to Die For - she always puts lots of lovely die cuts in with your order.

Card Recipe:

Tools:  Martha Stewart edge punch, Marianne CreaTables LR0164
Embellishments:  Crafter's Companion Strawberry Kisses CD,
 gems from stash and the butterfly was a gift from Dies to Die For
Sentiment:  Joanna Sheen's Words Three


We are sponsored this week by our very own Dona and the winner will be able to choose 2 digi sets from Bearly Mine Designs.

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

ABC Challenge - T for Two (two design papers)
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 130 - Make Your Own Flowers
Frosted Designs Challenge - Patterned Paper Only!
My Heart Pieces Challenge - Square or Circle
Just Some Lines Saturday Challenge - No Squares or Rectangles
Love to Create Challenge 25 - Spots N Dots

Make sure you visit the Bearly Mine Challenge Blog to take a look at the DT inspiration and join in with this weeks 'Shapes' challenge.

Thank you for visiting today, please come back soon.

Pauline
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Monday, 23 July 2012

Christmas in July

A very good morning to you, I hope everyone had a lovely weekend, it was our Carnival yesterday and I still can't believe how glorious the weather was - we all had a lovely time.

It's Monday morning so it must be time for another Whoopsi Daisy Challenge and this week we would like you to MAKE A CHRISTMAS CARD, it's never too early to make a start on your Christmas Cards.

This is the card I have made using one of the gorgeous images from sheet 256, do pop over to the Whoopsi Daisy Digi Shop and have a browse, there are 4 fab images on each sheet.


I got the idea for this card from the LOTV Card Inspiration blog, but mine is not nearly as vintage as the lovely sample on their site.  I have coloured her with FlexMarkers and the papers are from Bearly Mine Designs.   Full details of everything I have used are listed below.


I have decorated the inside of my card to match the front:





CARD RECIPE

Papers:  Bearly Mine Designs - Designer Extreme CD
Tools:  Marianne CreaTables - LR0136 and LR0185, CREAlies CL CS 08
Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Embellishments:   string and pearls from stash
Sentiment:  LOTV

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

Lollipop Crafts Challenge 84 - Christmas in July
The Poodles Parlour Challenge - Use a Digi Stamp
Jellypark Challenge - Christmas in July
CD Sunday Challenge - A is for - Angel
Addicted to Stamps Challenge 35 - Christmas in July
2 Sisters Challenge 101 - Christmas in July

Make sure you pop over the the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Blog, check out the DT inspiration and join in with this weeks CHRISTMAS IN JULY challenge. Don't forget we are now an open challenge and will be accepting entries with non Whoopsi Daisy images. The winner will be picked at random and the prize will be one sheet of Whoopsi Daisyimages, however if you do use a Whoopsi Daisy image and you are the random winner you will win TWO sheets of Whoopsi Daisy images and there are four images on each sheet.

Thank you so much for looking in today, I hope you have enjoyed your visit.

Pauline
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Sunday, 22 July 2012

Snowman Couple

It's time for a new challenge over at The Crafty Pad and this week Joanie has chosen the theme - Interactive - we want you to make a project that moves, it could be a pop up, waterfall, spinner anything you like as long as it moves.

This was a real challenge for me and I have to admit I quite enjoyed it.  Here is my card:


It looks just the same as normal from the front, but open it up and ....


it's a pop up card.  I used the fab Crafty Pad image - Snowman Couple.  I printed the image twice and coloured it with a combination of ProMarkers and FlexMarkers.  I used the largest snowman on his own for the front of my card and then used the couple for the pop up on the inside of my card.  The snowy background was made by tearing some card and using stickles on the edges.


CARD RECIPE:

Papers:  My Mind's Eye - Snowed In (free with Cardmaking and Papercraft)
Card Stock;  Core'dinations
Tools:  Spellbinders - Scalloped Circle, Standard Circle, Labels Eighteen
Marianne CreaTables - LR0205
Embellishments:  Snowflakes, Ice Stickles from stash
Sentiment:  recycled from an old Christmas card

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

Creative Belli Challenge 148 - Christmas in July (snowflakes, papers and sentiment from last year)
Stampavie and More Challenge 172 - Christmas in Summer
I Love ProMarkers Challenge 126 - Sparkle
There She Goes Challenge 165 - Christmas in July
PaperPlay Challenge 29 - Christmas in July
Digi Doodles Challenge 117 - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too Challenge 18 - Use it Two Times (the large snowman)
Shelly's Images Terrifically Thrilling Thursday Challenge - Christmas in July
Card Crafter's Circle Challenge 32 - Children (I think a pop up card is ideal for a child)
Polka Doodles Week 29 - Go Green and Recycle (my sentiment is from one of last years Christmas cards)

Our fab sponsor this week is Crafty Ribbons


who are offering a gorgeous selection of ribbons to our lucky winner

Make sure you pop over to The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog, check out the DT inspiration and have a go at this weeks challenge

Thank you for visiting today, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think, I do enjoy reading them all.

Pauline
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Thursday, 19 July 2012

Fast Asleep

Good morning to you, it's Thursday again and that means a new challenge at Willow Sketchie, this week Anne-Marie has chosen the theme 'Christmas in July' and this is my card:


This is Anne-Marie's fab sketch:


Don't forget - you don't have to follow both the sketch and the theme unless you want to, one or the other will do just fine.  I've rotated the sketch and re-sized some of the elements, I have definitely followed the theme this week.

I have used the Willow Designs - Fast Asleep stamp and coloured it with a combination of ProMarkers and FlexMarkers I also added quite a lot of my new found friend - Stickles. Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

I have decorated the inside of my card to complement the front:



Card Recipe:

Papers: Dovecraft - Jolly Happy Christmas paper pack
Card Stock: Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools: Martha Stewart border punch,  Woodware - corner punch
Embellishments: ribbon, stickles and card candy from stash
Sentiment:  recycled from an old Christmas card

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

Love to Create Challenge 24 - 3 of Something (3 design papers, 3 card candy, 3 stockings)
I Love ProMarkers Challenge 126 - Sparkle (stickles)
LEJ Designs Challenge 12 - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots Challenge  - Bingo (green/stars/ribbon)
Hooked on Craft Challenge 22 - Christmas in July
Clear it Out - Christmas in July (use red or green) - Papers/ribbon/card candy/sentiment all from last year
The Colour Throwdown 201 - Colour swatch



Make sure you pop over to the Willow Sketchie Challenge Blog and have a look at the DT inspiration, you have until 20:00 hrs on Wednesday 25th July to enter and the prize is a voucher to spend in the Willow Designs Store. Don't forget you can either follow the sketch and/or the theme.

The full range of new Christmas Stamps is now available in the Willow Designs Store, make sure you pop over and take a look.

Thank you for popping in this morning, I hope you enjoyed your visit and call back again soon.

Pauline
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Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Purple Olivia

This is a card that I have made for my elderly neighbour's Granddaughter.  She loves purple so that made it really easy because it's my favourite colour as well.


The image, the little heart embellishment and the sentiment are all stamps from Jayne Nestorenko's Patchwork Polly - Olivia collection and the papers are from my paper stash (sorry I don't have clue where they came from originally).  The only other embellishment is some twine.  Quite a simple card really, I was caught by surprise and had to put it together rather quickly so no time to let glue dry - hence not many embellishments.

I did decorate the inside of my card but had written in it before I took the photographs so no photo I'm afraid.

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

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge 98 - Stripes
Let's Ink It Up Challenge 25 - All Girl
One Stitch at a Time Challenge 122 - Anything Goes
Platypus Creek Digitals Challenge 11 - Things with Wings
That Craft Place Challenge - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Dust it off..... (my stamps and papers are all at least a year old)
Simon Says Stamp & Show - No Rules!
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenge 47 - Monochromatic
Love to Create Challenge 24 - 3 of Something (3 different papers, 3 different stamps)
Stamp n Doodle - Monochrome

Well, this was a quickly made card and rather a quick post to day, my eldest has finished school now and all I seem to do is taxi him around - very time consuming.  I hope you are all having a good week.

Pauline
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Monday, 16 July 2012

Christmas Cuddles

Well, I thought it was about time I made a start on some Christmas cards, I have secured a table at the Christmas Fair that I usually sell at each year and I don't want to be in my usual mad rush.

This is a card that I have made with my favourite Christmas House Mouse Decoupage from Joanna Sheen:


I made several in this style last year and they sold really well, I can't remember where I got the idea for the snow at the base from - I think it might have been a magazine.

I have decorated the inside with an insert printed from Joanna Sheen's House Mouse Inserts CD and that is where the backing papers came from as well


This photograph shows the decoupage layers


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

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 81 - Twinkle, twinkle little Star
Totally Papercrafts Friday Challenge 125 - Lots of Layers
Let's Craft and Create Challenge 49 - Decoupage
Quirky Crafts Challenge 15 - Christmas in July
Creatalicious Challenge 36 - Christmas in July
Little Red Wagon Challenge 141 - Christmas in July
Crafter's Companion Monthly Challenge 26 - Ho Ho Ho Christmas
ABC Challenge - T for Two (two mice and two stockings)
Divas By Design Challenge 43 - Christmas in July
Forever Friends Fortnightly Challenge 40 - Christmas in July

I would like to say a warm welcome to my latest follower and thank you all for visiting my blog, any comments are very much appreciated.

Pauline
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Sunday, 15 July 2012

Flowers for Mum

This is a card I have made using the gorgeous Crafty Pad image 'Flowers for Mum', I made a card using this image for my Mother-in-Law's Birthday and enjoyed colouring it so much I had to do another one.

I coloured my image with ProMarkers and also coloured some seam binding to match.  As usual I have also decorated the inside of my card to complement the front.



CARD RECIPE

Image:  The Crafty Pad - Flowers for Mum
Papers:  Papermania Capsule Collection
Card Stock:  Dies to Die For - Kraft
Tools:  Spellbinders - Sue Wilson Lattice Accents, Woodware - corner punch
Embellishments:  seam binding, buttons and string from stash
Sentiment:  LOTV

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

Charisma Cardz Challenge 27 - Recycle (my buttons and string are recycled)
Totally Stampalicious Challenge - Your Favourite Embellishment (buttons and bows)
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner Challenge 18 - Anything Goes with Any Artist
That Craft Place Challenge - Anything Goes
Great Impressions July Challenge - Show us your best stay in the lines colouring
Oldie But A Goodie Challenge - Flower Power (sentiment stamp, card stock, buttons, ribbon and string are all over 6 months old)


Thank you for visiting today, I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Pauline
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Friday, 13 July 2012

The Olympic Torch came to Town

On Wednesday the Olympic Torch came to Andover, the route went along the top of our road.  It was due to arrive at 4:30pm and I began to get a bit worried when people started to walk up the road at 2:00pm - I knew that my youngest son Laurence (who has autism) would not be able to wait around for ages.  We walked up at about 3:45 and managed to find a space.

It was a wonderful sunny afternoon (that was a miracle in itself) and I was amazed how well organised it was.  First we had some Majorettes, sorry they caught me by surprise and I didn't manage a photograph, they were followed by 'Test Valley Brass'


They look a bit hot don't they! There was a bus from Samsung giving out blow up plastic batons for the children (sorry mine are 'young adults' - or at least that's what they tell me) to play with



followed by a Coca Cola lorry giving out free bottles of Coke, very popular and welcome


Sorry, I only got the back end of the lorry - I was busy getting my free Coke.  Lloyds TSB came next with their vintage bus - unfortunately they weren't handing out any money!


There were loads of police cars and motorbikes but I didn't bother to take photos of them and then finally the torch bearer - sorry I don't have a clue who she was.




It was quite well supported, we were right at the end of the route, apparently there were thousands of people down in the town centre.

The only thing that I don't understand and that spoiled it a bit for me personally was that I did not have a clue who the person was carrying the torch.  There were five people chosen to carry the torch who lived in Andover, one who is a close friend, but not one of them carried the torch through Andover.  Our friend carried it in Salisbury, this makes no sense at all to me, I would have much preferred to have seen an Andover person carry the torch in Andover.  Does anyone know why they did it like this?  If so, please leave me a comment and let me know.

Well that's the excitement over, Andover can go back to sleep again now.

I just though I would share this with you, I feel so sorry for all of those that have had their day spoiled due to the rain, we were really lucky.

Pauline
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Thursday, 12 July 2012

Summer Holidays

Good morning to you, it's Thursday again and that means a new challenge at Willow Sketchie, this week Claire has chosen the theme 'Summer Holidays' and this is my card:


Well, that's what my boy's do during the summer holidays anyway.


Claire has also provided us with this fab sketch:


Don't forget - you don't have to follow both the sketch and the theme unless you want to, one or the other will do just fine. I've sort of followed the sketch and the theme again this week.


I have used the Willow Designs - It's a goal digital stamp and coloured it with a combination of ProMarkers and FlexMarkers.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.



I have decorated the inside of my card to complement the front:




Card Recipe:

Papers:  Echo Park - Kickin' it digital paper pack
Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools:  Spellbinders - Classic Squares
Embellishments:  footballs from stash
Sentiment: LOTV - For Him Sentiments

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

Cards for Men Challenge 14 - Happy Birthday
Digital Tuesday Challenge 168 - Inside Out
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge 80 - One for the Men/Masculine
Craft Room Challenge - Sports
Creative Mondays Challenge 11 - For Men
Nutcrafters Challenge 22 - One for the Boys!
Crafty Calendar July Challenge - Fun in the Sun
Shelly's Images Challenge - WHAT the TEXT
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 115 - Blue and Green
Forever Friends July Monthly Challenge - Summer Holidays (This is what my boy's do for most of the summer holidays)

Make sure you pop over to the Willow Sketchie Challenge Blog and have a look at the DT inspiration, you have until 20:00 hrs on Wednesday 18th July to enter and the prize is a voucher to spend in the Willow Designs Store. Don't forget you can either follow the sketch and/or the theme.

Thank you for visiting this morning, I hope you enjoyed your visit and pop back again soon.

Pauline
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Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Sweet Treat

Good afternoon, it's time for our new challenge at Crafting for all Seasons and Bianca our hostess this week has chosen the theme 'ICE CREAM'.

We have three great sponsors again this time:

Bugaboo  Prize - 7 digital images
and
Kenny K Downloads  Prize - 5 digital images

This is my second DT card for this challenge, I just couldn't resist using some of our very own Jani's fab images, make sure you pop over to her shop - Jani's Kreativwelt Digital Stamps - and check out her work.


I coloured my ice cream images with a combination of ProMarkers and FlexMarkers and added some Crystal Lacquer to the sundae glass.  I have mounted the images onto some red Core'dinations card stock and stamped a sentiment on another piece of white card that has also been mounted onto some red Core'dinations.

I have decorated the inside of my card to match the front and added another small ice cream image:


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

Just Some Lines Challenge - Let's keep it Clean and Simple
Alphabet Challenge - K for Kitchen
Celebrate the Occasion Challenge 70 - Happy Birthday
Everybody Art Challenge 201 - Summer
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Strawberries and Cream
Sassy Cheryl's Challenge 123 - Summer Fun!
Crafty Creations Challenge 178 - Free For All
PanPastel Challenge 26 - Ice Cream Colours (Mint/Chocolate/Vanilla/Strawberry)
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 129 - Summer Holiday
Inspired by Challenge 31 - I was inspired by the ice cream colours and the food connection


Make sure you pop over to the Crafting for all Seasons Challenge Blog and check out the DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us for our 'Ice Cream' challenge.

That's it from me for today, the Olympic Torch is coming to our town later this afternoon, so me and the boy's are going to watch, I do hope it doesn't rain!  Please come back and visit again soon.

Pauline
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Triple Trouble

Good afternoon, it's time for another challenge at Crafting for all Seasons and Bianca our hostess this week has chosen the theme 'ICE CREAM'.

We have three great sponsors this time:

Bugaboo  Prize - 7 digital images
and
Kenny K Downloads  Prize - 5 digital images

I decided to make two cards this week and this one uses the fab image 'picnic ant cupcake' from Bugaboo - I think they look more like ice cream cones than cupcakes.  I took the image into word and copied and re-sized it to make the little ant family.


I coloured the ant family with my normal combination of ProMarkers and FlexMarkers, my papers are My Mind's Eye - Fine and Dandy and everything has been layered onto Core'dinations card stock.  I added some card candy and a computer generated sentiment. Quite a simple, fun card - they look like they are sneaking off with their stolen Ice Creams - that I think would be ideal for a child.

As usual I have decorated the inside of my card:


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


Make sure you pop over to the Crafting for all Seasons Challenge Blog and check out the DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us for our ' Ice Cream' challenge.

Before I go, I would like to say a very warm welcome to my new followers, thank you so much for joining me.  That's it from me for now, make sure you pop back later for my second card.

Pauline
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Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Pearls and Lace

Good morning, I hope everyone is well and enjoying the new week. We have a new challenge for you at Bearly Mine Designs and this week the theme is ' Pearls and Lace'.  This is my card using gorgeous papers from the Bearly Mine Designs Stripes and Flower Delight sets and featuring a fab Whoopsi Daisy image from sheet 358.


We are sponsored this week by:



I punched the back edge of my card to create a lace effect and layered my papers and image onto Core'dinations card stock.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.



This is the inside of my card, I have decorated it to match the front:


Card Recipe:

Image:   Whoopsi Daisy - sheet 358
Card Stock:  Core'dinations
Tools:  FrisKars edge punch
Embellishments:  Ribbon, lace and pearls from stash

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

The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 193 - Pastel Colours
Crafty Mess Challenge 12 - Ribbons and Lace
The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge 1 - Colour Palette
The Ribbon Girl July Card Challenge - Create a Girlie Card
Tammy's Scrapin Corner Challenge 18 - Anything Goes with Any Artist
Creatalicious Challenge 35 - Anything Goes
Mema's Crafts July Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me Challenge 91- 1-2-3 (1 image, 2 patterned papers, 3 embellishments - pearls, ribbon, lace)
Crafty Ribbons Challenge 23 - Photo Inspiration (I was inspired by the colours, the flowers and the pretty dress)

Make sure you visit the Bearly Mine Challenge Blog to take a look at the DT inspiration and join in with this weeks 'Pearls and Lace' challenge.

Thank you for visiting today, please come back soon.

Pauline
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