Friday, 31 August 2012

Game On

This is my card for this weeks CD Sunday Challenge, the theme this week is Game On - I've gone for the obvious and chosen Tennis but you must go and check out the DT cards, there are some really original ideas.


The Tennis image is from my Polka Doodles Not For Girls CD, the base card stock is Core'dinations and I have kept things very CAS as this card is for a boy and I don't think they like things to be that fussy.

I found a picture of a Tennis Ball using google and then added the words Happy Birthday to it.  I used the same picture of a Tennis Ball, only slightly larger, on the inside of my card to write the message on, both have been cut out using a Spellbinders Standard Circle Die.


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

The CD Sunday Challenge - Game On
Charisma Cardz Challenge 34 - No Embellishments
Challenges for Everybody Challenge 1 - Anything Goes
The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge 25 - One for the Men
Incy Wincy Designs - Frogs n Snails and Puppy dog tails
The Crazy Challenge 127 - Anything Goes
Creative Mondays Challenge 14 - Kids
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge 221 - White, Back + one other colour
Card Crafter's Circle Challenge 38 - For the Fellas!
Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge 87 - Less is More

Thank you so much for calling today, I always love to read any comments that you may leave.

Pauline
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Wednesday, 29 August 2012

I still have checks left!

I saw this image over at Bugaboo stamps and it reminded me so much of a good friend - this is just the type of thing she would say, so I had to get it and use it for her Birthday card.


I coloured the image with ProMarkers and the papers are Pink Petticoat - Hydrangeas, I love the Pink Petticoat paper collections because there is always a plain paper to match the patterned ones.  The scalloped border was cut with an X-Cut border punch and I have added a row of little pearls along the edge.  The pearls, flowers, ribbon, feather and heart pin are all from my stash.

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


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

Craft Room Challenge - Pins and/or Charms
Creative Craft Challenge - Monochromatic Birthday
House of Gilli Challenge 40 - Your Favourite Colour Combination - Purple and anything!
Really Reasonable Ribbon's Challenge 54 - Purple Pizazz and Ribbon
I Love ProMarkers Challenge 132 - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time Challenge 128 - Use a Digi
Pile It On Challenge 35 - I Spy Something with P.... Purple, Pearls
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge 147 - Ribbons and Bows
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge 178 - Roses and Ribbons!

I would like to say a very warm welcome to my new followers, it is so nice of you to join me.  Well I have a load of DT posts to write now, I like to get them all written and scheduled in advance so that I don't have to worry if anything happens, so I'd better get on with it.

I hope to see you again soon.

Pauline
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Tuesday, 28 August 2012

NEW PAPERS AVAILABLE NOW

Pop over to The Bearly Mine Designs Shop and take a look at the fab new Halloween Set that is available at the special price of £3.75 until 31st August after that it will be back to it's normal price of £5.00.


Monday, 27 August 2012

Two Patterned Papers

It's time for a new challenge at Whoopsi Daisy, we had a fantastic number of gorgeous entries again last week and hope to see you again this week for our new challenge - TWO PATTERNED PAPERS.

This is another of the cards that I made for the launch of the new Daisy & Friends at Christmas CD by Joanna Sheen on Create and Craft last weekend. It's full of Linnie's fab Whoopsi Daisy artwork.


You can have a look inside the CD HERE and you can see lots of lovely samples HERE and of course you can purchase a copy HERE.


The Daisy & Friends at Christmas CD is packed full of Linnie's cute, hand-drawn character illustrations, there are coloured and non-coloured digistamp versions of every topper and I used one of the non-coloured digistamps for my card.  I chose a pink and silver combination and coloured the gorgeous image with a combination of ProMarkers and FlexMarkers and added some stickles to her wings.

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


CARD RECIPE:

Image: Joanna Sheen - Daisy & Friends at Christmas
Papers: DCW - Christmas Multi Stack
Card Stock: Create and Craft
Tools: Spellbinders - Scalloped Circle and Standard Circle,
Punch Bunch - Leaf Punch
Embellishments: gems, brad, flowers and stickles from stash
Sentiment: LOTV - Ticket Sentiments

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

Creative Belli Challenge 150 - Winged Things
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 169 - Fairies
Willow Sketchie Challenge - Sketch and/or Christmas in August
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 231 - Bling it Up!
DYSU Challenge 86 - Fantasy
Little Miss Muffet Challenge 42 - Pink, Pink, Pink
Dare to be Sassy Thursday Challenge 139 - Decorate the inside
Nutcrafters Challenge 25 - Favourite Colour Combination (Pink and Silver/Grey)
The Poodles Parlour - Winged Things
Challenge up your life Challenge 76 - Christmas in Summer

Make sure you pop over the the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Blog, check out the DT inspiration and join in with this weeks 'TWO PATTERNED PAPERS' 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 Daisy images, 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.

Pauline





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Sunday, 26 August 2012

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Saturday, 25 August 2012

Cute Christmas

Talk about cutting it fine, this is my card for this weeks CD Sunday Challenge, the deadline is 1pm so I have just about made it.

My eldest son, Matt, has just left for the Lake District to do his final expedition for his Silver D of E Award, they are camping for the week and spend three days hiking from one camp site to the next carrying everything they need including tents, cooking equipment etc., rather him than me!

Anyway back to my card, the theme this week is Cute Christmas so I decided to use my Crafter's Companion Humphrey's Corner Christmas Collection CD and chose one of the decoupage images - that's a surprise!


The image and the papers are from the CD, the base card stock is some matt gold mirror card from my stash, the sentiment is also from my stash.  I layered the sentiment on the mirror card and cut the scalloped circle and corners from it as well.

This is the inside of my card, you can also just about see the layers of decoupage:


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

The CD Sunday Challenge - Cute Christmas
Stamp N Doodle - Loaded with Layers (decoupaged image)
Forever Friends Fortnightly Challenge 43 - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge 53 - Animals or Teddies
Stampavie and More Challenge 175 - Animal(s)
EKEF Challenge 129 - You're Elefantastic (must have an elephant on your card)
Great Impressions - A walk on the wild side (include an animal)
Christmas Card Challenges Week 38 - Sorry, I didn't do the option which is 'Faith'
Christmas Cards All Year Round August Challenge - Kids Christmas

Thank you for visiting me today, I hope everyone has a lovely weekend.

Pauline
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Thursday, 23 August 2012

Welcome

Good afternoon, it's a funny old day here - one minute we have bright sunshine and the next big black clouds - but as of yet no rain.

Matt, my eldest son has just gone to enroll at college, he received his GCSE results this morning and he did well - A's in Maths, English, Music and Humanities and all the rest were B's - a total of twelve.  He was really nervous when he went to get them, I feel so sorry for them all, there is so much hype and pressure and at the end of the day not everyone is academic - we've always made it clear that as long as he does the best he can it doesn't matter what the outcome is.

Anyway, this is another card I have made using one of the fab new releases over at The Crafty Pad Designs, I just love these Acorns & Autumn Leaves images:


I got the idea from a magazine, but they had used die cut leaves, I printed multiple copies of the images and coloured them all in different colours with my ProMarkers and then cut them out.  It was a lot more difficult than I thought it would be to arrange the leaves in a circle and I'm still not 100% happy with it!

The papers are from the docrafts Wellington range and the card stock is Kraft.  I coloured some card stock with my Burnt Orange ProMarker and printed a computer generated sentiment onto it before cutting it out with one of my Spellbinders Ribbon Banners dies.  My bow is some seam binding coloured with the same ProMarker and the same seam binding has been threaded through a couple of buttons at the bottom.

I used the left over pieces of paper to decorate the inside of my card, you just can't see the darker one because it is next to the fold and I wanted to show the dimension of the leaves and the sentiment:


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

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 135 - Use Leaves Somewhere ...
Crafts and Me Challenge 98 - Autumn Colours
Card Crafter's Circle Challenge 36 - Rich and Earthy Colours
2 Sisters Challenge 105 - In The Garden
The Crazy Challenge 177 - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting me today, I do love it when you do.

Pauline
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Wednesday, 22 August 2012

You brighten my life

Good afternoon, it's time for a new challenge at Crafting for all Seasons and our theme this fortnight is 'STITCHING REAL OR FAUX'.

This week we have three fab sponsors:

and

I spent ages browsing their shops, but there were so many gorgeous images I just couldn't make up my mind which one to choose, so I decided to use one of my own.

This is my card:


I have kept it really simple again, I'm really getting into this style of card at the moment.  I used one of my Joanna Sheens's Wordy Stamps and added my hand stitching to the sun's rays.  For the top half of the background I embossed some lines onto a piece of linen card that I had in my stash and the bottom is some Papermania paper.  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:

Image:  Joanna Sheen - Words One
Papers:   Docrafts - Papermania Lemon Sorbet Capsule Collection
Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations, Create and Craft - Linen
Tools:  Spellbinders - Pinking Circle and Classic Circle
Embellishments:  ribbon from stash

I would like to enter this card in to 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 'STITCHING REAL OR FAUX' challenge.

Thank you for calling this afternoon, please come back and visit again soon.

Pauline
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Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Black-eyed Susan

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 - Anything Goes.

I decided to make a card and a matching Gift Bag this week using an image from this weeks sponsor and papers from the Bearly Mine Designs - Gingham set.



My image is from the Fred, She Said - Fall Flowers collection, there are four lovely images in this set and I have chosen to use the Black-eyed Susan image.  I have decoupaged the flower on both the card and the tag on the gift bag and have used Kraft card stock as my base.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

This is a close up of my card:


I have used the same papers to decorate the inside of my card and printed part of the flower on the greeting oval:


This is my gift bag, I have used a very similar design as on the card but have attached the image as a tag and added a couple of buttons tied with string:


Card Recipe:

Card Stock: Dies to Die For - Kraft
Tools: Spellbinders - Classic Oval, Lattice Accents, Woodware Corner Punch,
Mini Bowdabra
Embellishments: ribbon, buttons and string from stash
Sentiment: Wild Rose Studio

We are sponsored this week by Fred, She Said


and one lucky winner will receive a $20 Gift Certificate

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

Willow Sketchie Challenge - Sketch and/or Get Krafty
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge 70 - Kraft It!
Art Impressions Thursday Challenge 76 - Flowers
Delightful Challenges - Punches and Dies
Pattie's Creations Challenge 50 - Anything But a Card (my Gift Bag)
Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday - Twine/Ribbon!
Craft Punked Week 33 - Flower Power
Craft Your Days Away Challenge 52 - Anything Goes
Pan Pastel Challenge 32 - Add Decoupage
Divas By Design Challenge 48 - Sketch


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

Thank you for visiting today, please come back soon.

Pauline
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Monday, 20 August 2012

All at Sea ...

I recently had the great pleasure of being asked to guest design for Ooh La La Creations for the month of August - how exciting is that!   This is my second challenge and the theme is 'All at Sea', make sure you pop over to the Ooh La La Creations Challenge Blog where you will find lots of great inspiration and full details of the challenge.

I chose the lovely image 'Devon' from the Water Colour Memories CD, it took me ages to decide which image to use because there are some gorgeous ones to choose from, this is my card:


I printed the image on water colour card and layered everything onto Core'dinations card stock.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below:

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


CARD RECIPE:

Image: Ooh La La Creations - Water Colour Memories CD
Papers:  Ooh La La Creations - Water Colour Memories CD
Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools:  Spellbinders - Nautical Frame and Accents and Classic Squares (inside card)
Embellishments:  string from stash
Sentiment:  computer generated

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

Alphabet Challenge - N for Nautical
The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge 24 - The Sea
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge 219 - Square Cards
Papelitos Stamps Challenge 7 - Celebrations
Paper Crafting Journey - Happy Birthday/Celebration
Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge 84 - Splish, Splash, Splosh!
Our Craft Lounge Challenge 130 - What Floats Your Boat?
Craft Your Days Away Challenge 52 - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Monthly Challenge 27 - Summer
Totally Gorjuss Challenge 145 - Strings the thing!

Make sure you  pop over to the Ooh La La Creations Challenge Blog where you will find lots of great inspiration and full details of the challenge.

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend, thank you so much for joining me this morning, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Pauline
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A Winter Walk

It's time for a new challenge at Whoopsi Daisy, we had over two hundred entries last week, I'm glad it wasn't my turn to pick the Top Three.  The challenge for the next week is -  INCLUDE A SENTIMENT

We are all very excited over at Whoopsi Daisy this week, did you see the launch of the new Daisy & Friends at Christmas CD by Joanna Sheen this morning on Create and Craft.  It's full of Lynn Carter's (Linnie to you and me) fab Whoopsi Daisy Images.


You can have a look inside the CD HERE and you can see lots of lovely samples HERE and of course you can purchase a copy HERE.

This is one of the cards I made for the launch of the CD on Create and Craft:


The Daisy & Friends at Christmas CD is packed full of cute, hand-drawn character illustrations, there are coloured and non-coloured digistamp versions of every topper and I used one of the non-coloured digistamps for my card.  I coloured her with a combination of ProMarkers and FlexMarkers and added some Flowersoft to her hat and the top of the fence to look like snow.

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


Card Recipe:

Image:  Joanna Sheen - Daisy & Friends at Christmas
Papers:  My Minds Eye - free with Cardmaking and Papercraft
Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools:  Marianne CreaTables - LR0205, X-Cut - circle punch
Embellishments:  Flowersoft
Sentiment:  LOTV - Christmas Sentiments

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

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge 176 - Let's Hear It For The Girls
Crafty Ann's Challenge 72 - Christmas in August
My Time To Craft Challenge 185 - Christmas in August
Delightful Challenges - Punches and Dies
Totally Papercrafts Friday Challenge 130 - Inspired by a Song (Let It Snow)
52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge 8 - Christmas Carol or Hymn (Let It Snow)

Make sure you pop over the the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Blog, check out the DT inspiration and join in with this weeks 'INCLUDE A SENTIMENT' 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 Daisy images, 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, please pop back later for my final Ooh La La GDT card.

Pauline
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Sunday, 19 August 2012

Beautiful Things

It's time for Team A to host the challenge at The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog this week and Dawn has chosen the theme - To Die For.  This is my card:



I used the beautiful Crafty Pad Designs image - Butterfly with verse and borders.  I kept things really simple just mounting the lovely verse on a die cut base.  I printed the butterflies in several sizes, cut them out and added some black Sakura glaze.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

We have two great Sponsors this week:


and


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


and this is a close up of the lovely verse:



CARD RECIPE:

Card Stock:  Joanna Sheen - Stardream Onyx
Tools:  Spellbinders - Butterflies Circles and Standard Circles
Embellishments:  Sakura - black gloss pen

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge 15 - Monochromatic
Flutterby Wednesday Challenge 201 - Open Challenge (must have a butterfly or fairy) 
Word Art Wednesday Challenge 41 - Uplifting Sentiment
The Paper Shelter Challenge 77 - Clean and Simple
Craftymess Challenge 15 - Words (no image)

Make sure you pop over the The Craft Pad Challenge blog, check out the DT projects and join us for our 'To Die For' Challenge.

Thank you for calling today, enjoy what is left of your weekend.

Pauline
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Saturday, 18 August 2012

Sleepy Mouse

My posts are getting later and later at the moment, I think I must be coming down with something - yesterday I decided to tidy my craft room and today I thought I would change my blog template.  I decided to switch from a 2 column design to a 3 column design - BIG MISTAKE - it took me absolutely ages to sort everything out.

 I have made this card following the great sketch over at The Sweet Stop:


I love House Mouse and I don't make nearly enough cards with them, something I intend to remedy.  I think this image is called 'Poppy bedtime'.  I cut it out with a circle die and added a couple of layers of decoupage.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

I have decorated the inside of my card as usual:


Card Recipe:

Image:  Joanna Sheen - House Mouse
Papers:  Poppy paper - Joanna Sheen - House Mouse Project Book, stripy paper from stash
Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools:  Spellbinders - Standard Circle and Scalloped Circle,
Martha Stewart - Scalloped edge punch,
Whimsy Stamps - Corner die
Embellishments: Ribbon, button and twine from stash
Sentiment:  Peel-off from stash

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

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge 146 - Animals
A Gem of a Challenge 53 - Animals or Teddies
Little Red Wagon Challenge 146 - Dog Days of Summer (Animals)
Catch The Bug Challenge - BINGO (Sentiment, Ribbon, Flower and Sentiment, Die Cut, Twine)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Animal Antics
Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge - Summer Fun
Clearly Inspired Challenge 58 - Circles
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge 103 - Circles
Dilly Beans Friday Challenge - Bright Colours
The Sweet Stop Challenge 172 - Sketch plus use Die Cuts and/or Punches


Thank you for popping in to see me, I do appreciate your visit.

Pauline
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Friday, 17 August 2012

From little acorns grow

Good evening, sorry I'm a bit late today, I've been having a bit of a tidy up in my craft room and you know what it's like - half way through you think 'why did I ever start this'!

You must pop over to The Crafty Pad Designs Shop, Debbie has been very busy and there are lots of new goodies there - new images (including some gorgeous Christmas ones), papers and sentiments.  This is a card I have made using some of the new images:


Top Tip Tuesday have a 'One Layer Card' challenge at the moment and as this is something I have never tried before I just had to have a go.  I have used two of the images from the new 'Acorns and Autumn Leaves' set, watch this space for the leaves - I have a plan!


I printed the images and verse onto some Elegance Satin card stock and coloured them using my FlexMarkers.

I just put a very plain insert into this card with a smaller version of the image:


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

LEJ Designs Challenge 16 - Clean and Simple
Robyn's Fetish Challenge 120 - Monochromatic Cards
Sparkles Monthly Challenge 35 - Nature
Catered Crop Challenge - White
Sentimental Sunday's Challenge 115 - Clean and Simple
For the Love of Crafting Challenge 9 - CAS Project
Cards und More Challenge 62 - Anything Goes
Card Crafter's Circle Challenge 36 - Rich and Earthy Colours
Shoping Our Stash Challenge 64 - Technique - Try something new (one layer card)

Thank you so much for popping by this evening, I really do appreciate your visit.

Pauline
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Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Pink Magnolia

I have made this card for this weeks CD Sunday Challenge - Exotic Birds and Blooms - you can use either if you don't have both.  Most of the DT have used Joanna Sheen's Eastern Treasures CD - I think this must be the only Joanna Sheen CD I don't have, so I have used my Ooh La La - Carnival of Colour CD and this is my card:


The Oval Pyramid image and the papers are both from the CD and I have used some gold card stock from Create and Craft.  I cut the border from the card stock and one of the papers with my Spellbinders Classic Triple Scallop Edgeabilities die.  I wanted to create an elegant look and so the only embellishments added are some gold Pearls - on reflection I think perhaps I should have mounted the image a little higher and added a ribbon along the bottom.

This is the inside of my card that I have decorated to complement the front, you can also see the pyramid layers in this photograph:


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

The CD Sunday Challenge - Exotic Birds and Blooms
Party Time Tuesday's Challenge 81 - Garden Delights
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 198 - Gold, Silver or Bronze
The Poodles Parlour Challenge - Lets See Those Die Cuts
Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge 30 - Just cards - Popped Up
Just Some Lines Challenge - Layer It Up!
Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Challenge 50 - Lots of Layers
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge 219 - Square Cards

Thank you for visiting me today, please come back soon.

Pauline
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Monday, 13 August 2012

Dad's Birthday

This is a card I made for one of my Son's to give his Grandad recently.  I have used a fab seaside image from one of my Ooh La La CD's because Dad was born on the Isle of Wight and loves the Sea.


I got the idea for the porthole from Debby's blog - A Scrapjourney - you must have a look at her blog she makes the most wonderful cards, the brads are arranged a little differently on mine.   I have glossed the porthole, anchor and wave embellishment with 3D Crystal Lacquer.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below:

This is the inside of my card, I have used the same papers and design but left out the brads:


Card Recipe:

Image:  Ooh La La - Boys to Men CD
Papers:  Ooh La La - Boys to Men CD
Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools:  Spelbinders - Nautical Frame and Accents, Standard Circles
Embellishments:  brads and raffia from stash
Sentiment:  LOTV 

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

Mema's Crafts August Challenge - Anything Goes With A Twist Of Red
Jackson's Digital Expressions Challenge 17 - Anything Goes - Optional Brads/Eyelets
For Fun Challenges - Happy Birthday
The Paper Shelter Challenge 76 - Going round and round
Allsorts Challenge Week 167 - Going Around in Circles
The Poodles Parlour - Lets See Those Die Cuts
Totally Papercrafts Challenge 120 - Frame It
Crafty Ann's Challenge 71 - Circles
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door Challenge 31 - Anything Goes with a twist - White with two other colours

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend, did you see the Olympic Closing Ceremony, I thought it was absolutely fantastic.

Pauline
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Sunday, 12 August 2012

A Little Reminder ...

Where is everyone, I can't believe how quiet it is out there, I can only assume you are all away on your holidays!

Come on it's my last challenge over at Willow Sketchie this week and at the time of posting this card there are only twelve entries.  It's been a year since I joined their Design time and I've decided it's time to step down and give someone else a chance to work with Sharon's gorgeous Willow Designs images.

This is another card I have made following this weeks WARM COLOURS theme, I even did a little bit of paper piecing on the shoes:


This is my final sketch:


and the theme I have chosen for this week is:

WARM COLOURS - RedOrangeYellow etc.

Don't forget you don't have to follow the sketch, the theme on it's own is just fine but if you really feel like a challenge you can do both.

This is the inside of my card, I have decorated it using the same papers and layout as the front:


CARD RECIPE:

Image:  Willow Designs - New Shoes digital stamp
Papers:  Willow Designs - Alfie and the postbox digital collection
Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools:  Martha Stewart - Scalloped Edge Punch,
Spellbinders - Classic Square (inside card)
Embellishments:  ribbon from stash
Sentiment:  computer generated

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

Craft Room Challenge - Fashion
The Cutie Pie Challenge 24 - Spots and Stripes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 88 - Sketch
Mark's Finest Papers Challenge 120 - Dots
Daring Cardmakers - Get knotted
Crafts and Me Challenge 96 - Use a Digi
Crafty Ribbons Challenge 25 - Seeing Spots and Dots
My Heart Pieces Challenge - Use Designer Paper
Diva's by Design Challenge 47 - For a Female
Sketchy Colours Challenge 176 - Peach, Red and Yellow (I have a lot of peach and a little red and yellow on the shoes)

Now it's your turn to join in with my last ever challenge for Willow Sketchie, don't forget you can either follow my sketch and/or the theme.  You have until Wednesday 15th August at 20:00 to enter.

Thank you so much for visiting today, I do appreciate it when you pop in and love to read your lovely comments.

Pauline
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Saturday, 11 August 2012

Vintage Thank You

I'm a bit late posting today, we have been out in the garden doing battle with some monster weeds, all of this rain has made them grow so much - it's a shame that the vegetables are not doing as well!

I have made this card for my eldest son to give to my parent's.  Matt starts college in September and the college he has chosen is twenty miles away, Mum and Dad have very kindly bought him a bus pass that he can use for college along with any other journeys he needs to make.

I wanted an image of a bus, but unfortunately couldn't find any modern ones so I have used this vintage image from Joanna Sheen's Fay Whittaker Collection.  Hopefully the bus that Matt travels on will be a little more modern.


I have used some free papers from Crafter's Companion and followed the sketch from Sketches by Carly, full details of everything I have used are listed below.

I have decorated the inside of my card using the same layout as the front but I have used a spellbinders die to cut a large square for Matt to write his thank you message on.


Card Recipe

Image:  Joanna Sheen - Fay Whittaker Collection
Papers:  Crafter's Companion - free download (no longer available)
Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools:  Spellbinders - Classic Scallop Edgeabilities and Classic Squares
Embellishments:  ribbon from stash
Sentiment:  Wild Rose Studio

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

The CD Sunday Challenge - Bingo (die cuts, sentiment, stamp)
Sketches by Carly Challenge 62 - Blast from the past - I used Sketch #39
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge 51 - Use Scallops
Creative Belli Challenge 149 - Vacation/Travel (my ribbon is from last year)
Daisy Doodles Challenge 65 - Outdoors
Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge 24 - Vintage Travel
Jackson's Digital Expressions Challenge 17 - Anything Goes
Pixie Dust Studio Challenge - Vintage
Challenge Up Your Life Challenge 74 - Everything Goes

I would like to say a very warm welcome to my new followers, thank you for joining me, your support is very much appreciated as are all of your lovely comments.

Pauline
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Friday, 10 August 2012

Butterflies and Roses

I have decided that I really must try to use some of my many embossing folders, they just sit in boxes and hardly ever see the light of day.  I have also decided to use something that has been hanging around for a long time at least once a week - I wonder how long that will last!

This card ticks both boxes, the background has been created using one of my many unused embossing folders, this one is Spellbinders M-Bossabilities Elegance, and also some Hot Off The Press decoupage that I think came as part of one of their gorgeous paper packs.  I haven't decided what type of card it will be yet, so I will add a sentiment at a later date.


I have decorated the inside of my card using another item that had never been out of the packet before - a Spellbinders Labels Twenty die, I wanted the three layers to be quite close together, so I drew around the outside for the largest layer, die cut with it for the centre layer and drew around the inside for the smallest layer.  The papers are from the Hot Off The Press Roses in Harmony Paper Pack.


This final photograph shows the decoupage or '3-D Papier Tole' as Hot Off The Press call it.  I apologise for the glare, my photography skills really do need to be improved.



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

Nutcrafters Challenge 24 - Embossed backgrounds
Squiggle Stamps Challenge - Stash Attack!
Divas by Design Challenge 47 - For a Female
My Time made Easy Pretty Palette 68 - Colour Palette
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge 145 - Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge 19 - Emboss
ATC's and Cards with Attitude Challenge 20 - Lace/Anything Goes
Vintage Elusions Cards and Crafts Challenge 20 - Add Some Texture
Mema's Crafts August Challenge - Anything Goes With A Twist Of Red
The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge 2 - Embossing

Thank you for looking in today, it is really hot here - it seems we can never have a happy medium, it's either cold and wet or hot and humid - but I'm not going to complain, my eldest son has gone camping for the weekend and the youngest is on a trip to Monkey World - so dry is good.

Pauline
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Thursday, 9 August 2012

Alfie With Thanks

Good morning, it's time for another Willow Sketchie Challenge today and it's my turn to host again this week.  Sadly this is going to be the last challenge I will be hosting as I have made the difficult decision to step down from the design team.  It has been over a year now and it is time for me to let someone else have the pleasure of working with the gorgeous Walter and Winnie and Polly Pickleberry images.

This is the card I have made using the fab Alfie and the postbox digital collection:


This is my final sketch:


Quite a simple one again with plenty of scope for you to embellish as you wish.  The theme I have chose for this week is:

WARM COLOURS - RedOrangeYellow etc.

If you really feel like a challenge you can do the Sketch and the Theme but it is not necessary to do both.

You can use anything from your crafty stash but of course we'd love to see something from Willow Designs if you have it. If you use the sketch it's OK to rotate it or re-size the elements and you can add embellishments as you please, just as long as the original sketch layout can be recognised.

This is the inside of my card, I have decorated it using the same papers and layout as the front:


CARD RECIPE:

Image:  Willow Designs - Alfie and the postbox digital collection
Papers:  Willow Designs - Alfie and the postbox digital collection
Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools:  Spellbinders - Scalloped circle and standard circle
Embellishments:  ribbon from stash
Sentiment:  Docrafts - postage stamp, text - free stamp with Cardmaking and Papercraft

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

Crafts and Me Challenge 96 - Use a Digi
The Paper Shelter Challenge 76 - Going round and round
Crafty Mess Challenge 14 - Birds
That Craft Place Challenge - Things with Wings
House of Gilli Challenge 38 - Fall Colours
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge 51 - Use Scallops
Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude Challenge 19 - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenge 41 - Scallops
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge 102 - Up, Up and Away!
The Colour Throwdown Challenge 204 - Inspirational Photo



Now it's your turn to join in with my last ever challenge for Willow Sketchie, don't forget you can either follow my sketch and/or the theme.  You have until Wednesday 15th August at 20:00 to enter.

The randomly drawn winner will receive a voucher to spend in the Willow Designs Shop where there is a selection of stamps, digi stamps, digi papers, fabric panels, ProMarkers and of course the Polly Pickleberry and Walter and Winnie CD's to choose from.

Thank you so much for visiting today, I do appreciate it when you pop in and love to read your lovely comments.

Pauline
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