Sunday, 30 September 2012

Down in the Garden

I was honoured and delighted to be invited to Guest Design for the Joanna Sheen Challenge,  I absolutely love Joanna's products and the DT cards on the challenge blog are always stunning along with the entries.

This is the card I have made for this fortnights challenge - Down in the Garden.  I was reaching for my Jane Shasky - from the heart of the garden CD, but changed my mind and instead I have used one of the gorgeous images from Ivory Cats, this CD features the paintings of Lesley Anne Ivory:


The base card stock is also from Joanna's shop - unfortunately I think it is now discontinued.  The floral papers are from the CD and the spotty ones are from Bearly Mine Designs - I have inked the edges of the papers to tie them together.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

I used the same papers and die cut shape to decorate the inside of my card:


CARD RECIPE:

Image:  Joanna Sheen's Ivory Cats CD
Papers:  Joanna Sheen's Ivory Cats CD (floral), Bearly Mine Desings Mini Dots
Card Stock:  Joanna Sheen (discontinued)
Tools:  Spellbinders - Scalloped Circle, Standard Circle, Ribbon Banners
Die-namics - Butterfly
Embellishments:  ribbon, button, string and gems from stash
Sentiment:  LOTV - Simply Sophisticated

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

Shopping Our Stash Challenge 70 - Fur or Feathers
House of Gilli - Use 2 of your favourite things (Butterflies/Gems)
The Crazy Challenge 129 - Spots or Stripes
The Paper Shelter Challenge 83 - Anything Goes
DYSU Challenge 91 - Scallops
Sothern Girls Challenge - Show us your spots and/or stripes
Flutterby Wednesday Challenge 207 - Anything Goes with a Butterfly or Fairy
Willow Sketchie Challenge - Free choice of recent sketches (my final sketch - 9th August)
An Oldie But A Goodie - Show us your ribbons - CD, card stock and dies are all over 6 months old

Make sure you pop over to the Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog, take a look at the fab DT inspiration and join in with this fortnights 'Down in the Garden' challenge.

Thank you for popping in today.

Pauline
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Pot Plant


This is my card for the new challenge over at The Crafty Pad, it was Tina's' turn to choose the theme this week and she has chosen:

FLORAL

We would like to see flowers on your projects this week.

I have used the lovely Crafty Pad image Polly with Flower - it's quite a big flower isn't it - this is my card:


I have coloured Polly with ProMarkers and paper pieced her dress, I also added some 3D Crystal Lacquer to the flower but you can't really see it in the photograph.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

Our fab Sponsor this week is:

Joanna Sheen


and the fab prize is £10 to spend in her online shop.

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


Card Recipe:

Image:  The Crafty Pad - Polly with Flower
Papers:  Bearly Mine Designs - Spring Delights
Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools:  Spellbinders - Scalloped Circles and Standard Circles
Embellishments:  ribbon, twine and 3D Crystal Lacquer from stash
Sentiment:  LOTV - Sentiment stamps

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

Totally PaperCrafts Challenge 136 - Pretty Pastels
Crafty Ribbons Challenge 29 - Anything But Square
Littlel Miss Muffet Challenge 44 - Anything But Square
Shelly's Images TTT - Show us your Shape
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 140 - Starts with F (flower)
The House That Stamps Built DCC926 - Paper Piecing
Deep Ocean Challenge 35 - More Than 2 Colours
Digital Tuesday Challenge 179 - Say it with Flowers
Clear It Out Challenge - Child Image (card base/card stock/ribbon/twine all old stash)

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

Thank you for calling today, I hope you are having a great weekend, please pop back later to see a very special card.

Pauline
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Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Happy Thoughts

This is another very special post to support my dear friend and fellow Crafty Pad DT member Dawn who has had her head shaved to support her Mum who is in the midst of Chemotherapy treatment for Breast Cancer and is loosing her hair.  She is raising funds for the Breakthrough Breast Cancer Charity, chosen my her Mum.  You can read more about it on her blog and Just Giving Page please do pop over and take a look.

This is the final update for Dawn's month long challenge over on her blog, so if you haven't entered yet this is your last chance.  There are lots of fab prizes to be won and she will be using a random number generator to select the winners so everyone has a chance.

We are also having a Special Month Long Challenge over at The Crafty Pad with the theme Breast Cancer Awareness and /or Think PINK not just a little pink but lots of PINK so please visit The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog and join in, there are even more fab prizes on offer there

This is my card, I decided to do something a little different for this one, the image, backing paper and verse are from Joanna Sheen's 'If Flowers Could Talk...' CD, I love the verse and thought it was quite appropriate.


There are two copies of the image on each sheet so I decided to decoupage the flowers and I have also mounted the image using foam pads to add a little dimension.

I have decorated the inside of my card as usual.


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

CD Sunday Challenge - Awash with Flowers
The Cupcake Craftroom September Challenge - Pretty Pastels
Creative Craft Challenge- Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl September Colour Challenge - Pink and Green
Word Art Wednesday Challenge 46 - Friends (my card has been made to support a friend)
Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude Challenge 23 - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - My Sentiment Exactly!
Digi Doodle Final Challenge 125 - Anything Goes
Great Impressions September Challenge - Sentimental Journey

Thank you for joining me today, please make sure you pop over to Dawn's Blog and join in with her special challenge and there is still time to enter the Breast Cancer Awareness and/or Think PINK challenge at The Crafty Pad.

Pauline
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Monday, 24 September 2012

Say a Prayer ..


These weeks certainly do fly past, it's time for a new challenge at Whoopsi Daisy, it's Team A's turn to provide the inspiration this week and our theme this time is THINGS WITH WINGS, just perfect for all of your Whoopsi Daisy images..

You can now enter an ANYTHING GOES WITH A WHOOPSI DAISY IMAGE project, so if you use a WHOOPSI DAISY IMAGE you can enter any style of card or project you like - you don't have to follow the theme - so come on get out your WHOOPSI DAISY images and show us what you can do - there is usually a free image HERE.

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.


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 coloured her with a combination of ProMarkers and FlexMarkers and added gold glitter to her halo, wings and dress.

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


CARD RECIPE:

Image: Joanna Sheen - Daisy & Friends at Christmas
Papers: Bearly Mine Designs - Designer Extreme CD
Card Stock: Create and Craft - gold (bought ages ago)
Tools: Marianne Creatables - LR0134
Embellishments: ribbon, flowers, leaves and glitter from stash

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

Crafter's Companion Monthly Challenge 28 - Gold
Creative Inspirations Challenge 181 - Christmas in September
Divas by Design Challenge 53 - Lovely Layers
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 139 - Things with Wings
Stampavie and More Challenge 177 - Sparkling/Glitter
Let's Craft and Create Challenge 54 - Things with Wings
The Emerald Faeries Challenge 32 - Use a Tag (my image is mounted on a tag)
Charisma Cardz Challenge 37 - Things with Wings
PaperPlay Challenge Week 38 - Choose a Holiday
Christmas Crafting Challenge 14 - Traditional Christmas Colours

Make sure you pop over to the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Blog, take a look at the DT inspiration and join in with our THINGS WITH WINGS challenge but don't forget you can also enter an ANYTHING GOES WITH A WHOOPSI DAISY IMAGE project.

Thank you so much for visiting me today, please leave a comment so that I know you have called and I can come and visit you.

Pauline
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Sunday, 23 September 2012

So Sweet!

Good morning, I hope you are all enjoying the weekend. This is the card I have made for the Joanna Sheen Challenge, the theme this fortnight is - So Sweet! - it can be cakes/sweets/chocolate etc., or anything that you feel is 'sweet'. I think I have things just about covered with this card:


My image is one of Joanna Sheen's House-Mouse Food and Drink Decoupage Sheets and the backing paper is from the House-Mouse Inserts CD.  I have distressed the corrugated card with some Pebeo paint and layered everything onto Kraft card stock.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

I have decorated the inside of my card with matching backing paper and part of an insert from the CD cut out with a Spellbinders die:


CARD RECIPE:

Image:  Joanna Sheen - House-Mouse Food and Drink Decoupage
Papers:  Joanna Sheen - House-Mouse Inserts CD
Card Stock:  Polka Doodles - Kraft and Corrugated, Joanna Sheen - Onyx Stardream
Tools:  Spellbinders - Scalloped Circle and Standard Circle (inside card)
Embellishments:  raffia and buttons from stash
Sentiment:  LOTV Sentiment Tags

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

Crafty Catz Challenge 151 - Buttons
The Poodles Parlour - Tag You're It
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 126 - Tags
DYSU Challenge 90 - Tags or Flags
The Emerald Faeries Challenge 32 - Use a Tag
The Corrosive Challenge 158 - Animal Companions
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 178 - I was inspired by the reference to Starbucks - they do a fab Hot Chocolate


Thank you so much for visiting me today, I would love for you to leave me a comment so that I can come and visit you.

Pauline
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Friday, 21 September 2012

Watercolour Daisies

I decided to try another CAS card today, I really enjoy making these for a change sometimes.

I stamped the Stampendous Daisy Stem Trio image onto watercolour card stock and added a touch of colour with Lyra Aquacolor Crayons and a waterbrush.  I then mounted the image onto some yellow card stock from my scrap box and punched the edges with an X-Cut border punch.


The card base has been made from some more watercolour card stock and a simple stamped sentiment from the same set added - I told you it was CAS and it certainly is - I haven't even decorated this inside, but that could change!

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

Paper Playtime Challenge 84 - Punches + a Sentiment
The Pink Elephant Challenge 166 - Monochromatic
Challenges 4 Everybody Challenge 3 - Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge 181 - LESS Is More!
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge 224 - No Patterned/Designer papers
Pattie's Creations Challenge 53 - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too Challenge 22 - Anything Goes
Daring Card Makers Challenge - Thank You Card
Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge 18 - Feeling Floral

I would like to extend a very warm welcome to my new followers, thank you so much for joining me.

Pauline
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Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Give us a Hug!


Good afternoon, it's time for a new challenge at Crafting for all Seasons and our theme this fortnight is 'THINGS WITH WINGS'.

This week our fab sponsor is:


Prize - $10 gift card

I decided to use one of my own images again. Normally when I see a challenge asking for 'Things with Wings' I would get out my fairy or angel images but this time I thought I would have a change and I have chosen an image from my Joanna Sheen - Little Suzy's Zoo collection, I have the whole set and absolutely love them, but haven't used any of them yet, so this was the perfect opportunity.


Little Witzy the baby duck has been coloured with ProMarkers and cut out with a Spellbinders Oval die, full details of everything I have used are listed below.

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


CARD RECIPE:

Image:  Joanna Sheen - Little Suzy's Zoo
Papers:  Pink Petticoat - Quatrefoil and Colour Collection
Tools:  Spellbinders - Oval and Scalloped Oval, X-cut scalloped edge punch
Embellishments:  ribbon, buttons and twine from stash
Sentiment: Sweet Sentiments (free with Cardmaking and Papercraft)

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

Totally PaperCrafts Challenge 134 - Use Your Favourite Stamp
Digi Designs Challenge - Use more than 1 Die Cut or Punch
Send a Smile 4 Kids - Anything Goes 4 Kids
Raise the Bar Challenge 111 - I Believe I can Fly
Come and Get It Challenge - Farm Animal
Squiggle Stamps Challenge - Punches and Dies
Craft Your Passion Challenge 128 - Bingo (Yellow, Border Punch, Buttons)
Paper Playtime Challenge 84 - Punches + a Sentiment
Love to Create Challenge 33 - Things with Wings
Songbird Challenge 4 - Defying Gravity

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 'THINGS WITH WINGS' challenge.

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

Pauline
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Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Ray of Sunshine


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 - Fall Colours - Green, Brown, Red, Orange and Yellow.

I have used the fab House Mouse image - Ray of Sunshine - the two cute little mice are making the most the the Autumn sunshine.


I used Kraft card stock and my papers are from the  Bearly Mine Designs Mini Dots collection and Designer Extreme CD.  I have kept things quite simple as I didn't want to detract from the fab image and papers, I wrapped some bakers twine around the middle and added a matching bow.  The sentiment is LOTV sentiment tags.

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




 and our lucky winner will receive a $35 Gift Voucher

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

Crazy 4 Challenges 154 - Anything Goes with a Fall Twist
Paper Crafting Journey - My Sentiment Exactly!
DYSU Challenge 89 - Kraft & Twine
PanPastel Challenge 36 - Autumn/Fall
Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge 157 - Harvest card or Fall/Autumn Project

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

Thank you for visiting today, please pop in again soon.

Pauline
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Monday, 17 September 2012

Lap of Luxury

This is my entry for the CD Sunday Challenge this week - Feline Friends.  I have so many CD's with cat images I just didn't know which one to choose, I eventually decided on my Joanna Sheen Furry Friends, I just love Rachael Hale's fab images.


The image and the papers are from the CD and the sentiment is from a Jayne Netley Mayhew stamp also from Joanna Sheen.  I made the little knitting needles with some cocktail sticks and beads and the ribbon, raffia and buttons are all from my stash.  The only tool that I used was a Woodware Craft Collection corner punch on the sentiment.

I have decorated the inside of my card with an insert reduced in size and layered onto some of the backing papers used on the front.


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

The CD Sunday Challenge - Feline Friends
The Corrosive Challenge 158 - Animal Companions
Craft Punked Challenge Week 37 - Pets
ATC's + Cards with Attitude - Anything Goes/Buttons & Bows
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge 74 - Buttons
Forever Friends Fortnightly Challenge 45 - Colour Challenge


Thank you for joining me this afternoon, please call back tomorrow for my Bearly Mine Designs DT card.

Pauline
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Sunday, 16 September 2012

AUTUMN IS HERE!

It really feels like Autumn is here, it seems like we went to bed after a lovely Summer's day and woke up to Autumn.

This is my card for the new challenge over at The Crafty Pad, it was my turn to choose the theme this week and I have chosen:

AUTUMN COLOURS

Brown, Orange, Red, Yellow, Green - we would like to see at least two of these colours on your project but it would be nice to see more.

I have used the great Crafty Pad image Sammy Scarecrow and this is my card:


I have also used the Crafty Pad image Acorns and Autumn Leaves and my sentiment is one of the Crafty Pad Happy Birthday Sentiments.  I printed the Acorns and Autumn Leaves image three times, coloured them all with my ProMarkers and then cut them out and decoupaged them, I also sprayed them with some Spray and Shine from Crafter's Companion.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

Our fab Sponsor this week is:

Crafty Individuals


and the fab prize  is


1 Pack of Red Rubber Tree Stamps
1 6x6 Tree Themed Backing Papers
1 A4 sheet of Bird Toppers

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


Card Recipe:

Image:  The Crafty Pad - Sammy Scarecrow and Acorns and Autumn Leaves
Papers:  Nitwit Collections - Canadiana
Card Stock:  Dies to Die For - Kraft, Polka Doodles - Corrugated Kraft
Tools:  Spellbinders - Pinking Circles and Standard Circles
Embellishments:  raffia from stash, Crafter's Companion - Spray and Shine
Sentiment:  The Crafty Pad - Happy Birthday Sentiments

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Papelitos Challenge 11 - Anything Goes
Creative Belli Challenge 152 - Fall/Autumn (my raffia is my old and forgotten embellishment)
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 138 - Harvest Festival
Whimsy Inspirations Challenge 51 - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 172 - Autumn
Shelly's Images TTT Challenge - Anything Goes
Scrapalicious Challenge - Welcome Fall
Crafty Ann's Challenge 74 - Sketch and/or Autumnal Colour Scheme
The Color Throwdown Challenge 209 - Colour Inspiration


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

Thank you for calling today, I hope you are having a great weekend.

Pauline
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Thursday, 13 September 2012

Treat Yourself!

Good Evening my friends and blogging buddies and a very warm welcome to my latest followers.

I have made this card using some House Mouse Decoupage from Joanna Sheen, I had noticed a few food challenges around at the moment and thought this image would be ideal.


Once I had cut out the decoupage and put the card together, loosely following the sketch over at Flourishes, I really struggled with embellishments - it's quite a big image and nothing seemed to look right - in the end I gave up and just stuck with the one flower and the sentiment.

I left the inside quite plain as well.


Card Recipe:

Image:  Joanna Sheen - House Mouse Autumn Decoupage
Papers:  Bearly Mine Designs - Designer Extreme CD
Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools:  X-cut - border punch
Embellishments:  flowers, button and twine from stash
Sentiment:  Joanna Sheen - House Mouse Autumn Decoupage

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

Flourishes - Any Which Way Sketch
Digital Tuesday Challenge 177 - Sweet Treats
There She Goes Challenge 172 - Let them Eat Cake
Card Crafter's Circle Challenge 39 - Sweet as Cherry Pie
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations - Pick 3 - red, punch, button
Papertake Weekly - Things That Make You Go Awwww...
The Crazy Challenge 128 - Seeing Spots
City Crafter Challenge Week 126 - Polka Dot Palooza

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my blog today, I really do appreciate your support.

Pauline
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Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Need for Speed

This is my entry for this weeks CD Sunday Challenge - Need for Speed, Santa certainly needs some speed on Christmas Eve it he's going to get all those presents delivered on time.  I have managed to enter a bit earlier than normal this week!


The image and the papers are all from my Ooh La La Christmas Presence CD, everything has been layered onto Core'dinations card stock and I have followed the sketch from Sketch N Stash (rotated).  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

This is the inside of my card, you can also see the layers of the stacked image in this photograph.


Card Recipe:

Image:  Ooh La La - Christmas Presence CD - Santa Cycle
Paper:  Ooh La La - Christmas Presence CD
Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools:  Spellbinders - Classic Square (inside card)
Embellishments:  twine from stash
Sentiment:  from stash

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

The CD Sunday Challenge - Need for Speed
Sketch N Stash Challenge 96 - Sketch (my card stock, twine and sentiment are all neglected stash)
LEJ Designs Challenge 20 - Winter Wishes
Shopping Our Stash Challenge 68 - 3, 2, 1 (three patterned papers, 2 pieces of twine, 1 image)
Willow Sketchie Challenge - Sketch or Favourite Christmas Colours (traditional - red/green)
Love to Create Challenge 32 - Ribbon or Twine 
Victorine Originals Challenge 42 - Things with Wheels
Thank you so much for visiting today and a very warm welcome to my new followers, thank you so much for joining me.

Pauline
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Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Dawn's Challenge - Think Pink

This is another very special post to support my dear friend and fellow Crafty Pad DT member Dawn who has had her head shaved to support her Mum who is in the midst of Chemotherapy treatment for Breast Cancer and is loosing her hair.  She is raising funds for the Breakthrough Breast Cancer Charity, chosen my her Mum.  You can read more about it on her blog and Just Giving Page please do pop over and take a look.

Dawn is having a month long challenge over on her blog and I am honoured to guest design for her,  there are lots of fab prizes to be won and she will be using a random number generator to select the winners so everyone has a chance.

We are also having a Special Month Long Challenge over at The Crafty Pad with the theme Breast Cancer Awareness and /or Think PINK not just a little pink but lots of PINK so please visit The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog and join in, there are even more fab prizes on offer there

This is the very pink card I have made using a gorgeous FREE image that you can download from Saturated Canary


I coloured her with ProMarkers and my papers are some that I have had since I started crafting over two years ago.

I have decorated the inside of my card as well


Card Recipe:

Papers:  Docrafts Papermania - Red Hot Paper Pack
Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools:  Spellbinders - Large Scalloped Oval, Fiskars - Edge punch,
Punch Bunch - flower punches, Docrafts - Midi flower punch
Hobycraft - Butterfly punch
Embellishments:  heart button, seam binding, twine and pearls from stash

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

The Poodles Parlour - Here Come The Girls
Totally Papercrafts Challenge 133 - Butterflies, Bows and Buttons
Emergency Crafters - White with One Other Colour
Crafts and Me Challenge 100 - Add a Flower
Card Makin' Mamas - Hearts (heart shaped button and hearts in border punch)
ATC's & Cards with Attitude Challenge 22 - Anything Goes/Buttons and Bows
Catered Crop - In the Pink
Craft Your Passion Challenge 127 - Blast From The Past (I chose #103 Monochromatic)
Digi Doodle Shop Challenge 124 - Handmade Flowers (my flowers were made with a selection of punches)
Oldie But A Goodie Challenge - 1 Image, 2 Papers and 3 Flowers (my papers are about 2 years old)

Thank you for joining me today, please make sure you pop over the Dawn's Blog and join in with her special challenge and there is still time to enter the Breast Cancer Awareness and /or Think PINK challenge at The Crafty Pad.

Pauline
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Monday, 10 September 2012

Christmas Dreams

It's time for a new challenge at Whoopsi Daisy and the theme this week is BUTTONS OR BOWS.

You can also enter an ANYTHING GOES WITH A WHOOPSI DAISY IMAGE project, so if you use a WHOOPSI DAISY IMAGE you can enter any style of card or project you like - you don't have to follow the theme - so come on get out your WHOOPSI DAISY images and show us what you can do - there is usually a free image HERE.

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.


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 coloured her with a combination of ProMarkers and FlexMarkers and added gold glitter to her halo, wings and the stars.

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


CARD RECIPE:

Image: Joanna Sheen - Daisy & Friends at Christmas
Papers: Bearly Mine Designs - Designer Extreme CD
Card Stock: Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools: Spellbinders - Standard Circle, Tim Holtz - Weathered Clock,
CREAlies - CL CS 08 label
Embellishments: star buttons, raffia and glitter from stash
Sentiment: LOTV - Ticket Sentiments

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

Nutcrafters Challenge 26 - Countdown to Christmas
Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge 17 - Starting Christmas Early
Anything Goes Challenge 75 - Early Christmas
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge 73 - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge 33 - Things with Wings
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 74 - Winged Things
Magical Monday - Things with Wings
No Matter Which Challenge 2 - Die Cuts and/or Punches
One Stop Craft Challenge 198 - No Floral Embellishments
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge 149 - Christmas

Why don't you pop over to the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Blog, take a look at the DT inspiration and join in with our BUTTONS OR BOWS challenge but don't forget you can also enter an ANYTHING GOES WITH A WHOOPSI DAISY IMAGE project.

Thank you so much for visiting me today, please leave a comment so that I know you have called.

Pauline
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Sunday, 9 September 2012

The Magic of Christmas

I really am making a start on my Christmas cards now, as usual it's going to be one mad rush to get ready for my Christmas Fair on 1st December - but then it just wouldn't seem right if I was organised!

This is quite a CAS card, all I have used are some Pink Petticoat papers, a punched edge, two die cut trees, a stamped sentiment and a little ice stickles to finish.


I kept the inside of my card quite simple as well - the same patterned papers, a scalloped circle cut from the plain paper and a standard circle die cut in white paper to write on.


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

The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge 26 - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody Challenge 2 - Anything Goes
Created with Love Challenge 7 - Christmas - Must use a Die Cut
City Crafter Challenge 125 - Monochromatic
Paperminutes Challenge 233 - Combine Old/New (old dies and stamp, new papers)
Ruby's Rainbow Challenge 36 - No Images JUST WORDS
Word Art Wednesday Challenge 44 - Must use encouraging or uplifting sentiment
Charisma Cardz Challenge 35 - Seeing Double (two trees)

Thank you so much for calling today.

Pauline
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Saturday, 8 September 2012

Fun in the Snow

This is my card for this weeks CD Sunday Challenge - Allsorts.  I decided to make a Christmas Card this week, it really is about time I started to get organised for my Christmas Fair on 1st December.


I used my Crafter's Companion Popcorn the Bear Christmas Collection CD this time and I have decorated the inside of my card to complement the front, you can also see the decoupage layers in this photo.


Card Recipe:

Image:  Crafter's Companion - Popcorn the Bear Christmas Decoupage
Papers:  Crafter's Companion - Popcorn the Bear Christmas Collection CD
Card Stock:  Dies to Die For - Kraft
Tools:  Spellbinders - Pinking Circles, Whimsy Stamps - Winter's Jewel 1
Embellishments:  Gems from stash
Sentiment: Crafter's Companion - Mulberry Wood Christmas Collection

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

The CD Sunday Challenge - Allosrts
My Heart Pieces - Layers, Layers and Layers
Ooh La La Challenge 113 - Teddy Bear Antics
The Perfect Sentiment Challenge 48 - All Creatures Great and Small
Sweet 'n Sassy Challenge 70 - Take Me Away (I hope a sledge counts)
Aud Sentiments Challenge 62 - Christmas is Coming - Use a Christmas or Holiday Sentiment
Creative Card Crew Challenge 18 - Christmas
Sassy Cheryl's Challenge 131 - Got The Blues?
Allsorts Challenge Week 171 - Layers
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch


I would like to welcome my latest follower, thank you so much for joining me. Have a good weekend everyone.

Pauline
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Thursday, 6 September 2012

Autumn Colours

It wasn't my turn to make a card for the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge this week but I couldn't resist colouring up this gorgeous image from sheet 184 and making a card.

The challenge this week is RIBBONS AND/OR LACE, we are also introducing a new element to the challenge - ANYTHING GOES WITH A WHOOPSI DAISY IMAGE - so if you use a WHOOPSI DAISY IMAGE you can enter any style of card or project you like - you don't have to follow the theme - so come on get out your WHOOPSI DAISY images and show us what you can do - there is usually a free image HERE.

I think the weather is getting quite autumnal at the moment, the days are lovely and sunny but the evenings are drawing in and the mornings are quite chilly first thing so I decided to make my card using autumn colours:


I have coloured my image with ProMarkers and the papers are My Mind's Eye - Bloom & Grow.  I used a Martha Stewart scalloped edge punch to add the scalloped detail at the bottom of my card and also the central border.  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:  My Mind's Eye - Bloom & Grow
Card Stock:  Dies to Die For - Kraft
Tools:  Spellbinders - Large Scalloped Oval, Martha Stewart - Edge Punch
Docrafts - Leaf Punch
Embellishments:  ribbon, flowers, string and pearls from stash
Sentiment:  Docrafts - Wellington Collection

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

Songbird Challenge 3 - String of Pearls
The Pink Elephant Challenge 164 - Use Patterned Paper
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge 55 - Create a Square Card
Lexi's Creations Challenge 73 - Autumn Colours
LEJ Designs Challenge 19 - Autumnal
Lollipop Crafts Challenge 89 - Fall Frolic
The Crazy Challenge 128 - Seeing Spots
The Ribbon Carousel Challenge 69 - Beautiful Bows
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Going Dotty
The Ribbon Girl September Challenge - Pearls

Why don't you pop over to the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Blog and take a look at the DT inspiration, there is still plenty of time to enter our RIBBONS AND/OR LACE challenge but don't forget you can also enter an ANYTHING GOES WITH A WHOOPSI DAISY IMAGE project.

Thank you so much for visiting me today, please leave a comment so that I know you have called.

Pauline
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Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Jeremy Giraffe

Good afternoon, it's time for a new challenge at Crafting for all Seasons and our theme this fortnight is 'SCHOOL DAYS/FOR A CHILD'.

This week we have two fab sponsors:

Bugaboo Stamps
 Prize - 7 digital images

and

Prize - $10 gift card

I decided to use one of my own images again, I have so many it seems a shame not to use them. This is my card:


The image is Jeremy Popping Around, there are two versions of this image and they both have their own sentiment but I decided to use one of the new Crafty Pad Happy Birthday Sentiments because I wanted to make it look a little like a Sun.

Jeremy has been coloured with ProMarkers and a cloudy back ground has been created with distress inks and a mask.  I cut around one side of the image to add some extra interest to the card:


I have kept things relatively simple again, the papers are from Bearly Mine Designs and my embellishments are some card candy from my stash and some ric rac, also from my stash.

You can see that I have cut around the edge of the image a little better in this photograph:


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




CARD RECIPE:

Image:  The Crafty Pad - Jeremy Popping Around
Papers:  Bearly Mine Designs - Gingham
Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools:  Spellbinders - Pinking Circle and Scalloped Oval (inside card)
Embellishments:  card candy and ric rac from stash
Sentiment: The Crafty PadHappy Birthday Sentiment

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 'SCHOOL DAYS/FOR A CHILD' challenge.

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

Pauline
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Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Trick or Treat

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 but a Card.


With Halloween just around the corner I decided to make a Trick or Treat Bag this week using the fab new Bearly Mine Designs - Happy Hauntings Digi Set.


I used a Kraft gift bag as my base and some Core'dinations card stock to layer my papers onto.  I cut out the Trick or Treat with my Spellbinders Inverted Scalloped Circle die and layered it onto a Standard Circle.  The cobweb has been cut from one of the Happy Hauntings papers and the Spider is from my Polka Doodles - Sundae of Seasons CD.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

Our Sponsor this week is The Paper Shelter


 and our lucky winner will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend in their store

Card Recipe:

Image:  Spiders Web - Bearly Mine Designs - Happy Hauntings Digi Set,
Spider - Polka Doodles  - Sundae of Seasons CD
Card Stock: Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools: Spellbinders -  Inverted Scalloped Circle, Standard Circle and Ric Rac Diamond Border
Embellishments: metal button brads and cord from stash
Sentiment: Polka Doodles  - Sundae of Seasons CD

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

Broken Box Stock Challenge 8 - Brown Bag'n
Fairy Tale Challenge 49 - Metal (purple metal button brads)
Alota Rubber Stamps Challenge 90 - Halloween
Anything But A Card Challenge 1 - Anything Goes
The Perfect Sentiment Challenge 47 - Anything Goes with a Sentiment
Allsorts Challenge Week 170 - Anything But Square
Platypus Creek Digitals Challenge 14 - Let's Get Spooky
Totally Stampalicious - Anything But a Card!!
Mema's Crafts September Challenge - Choose a Theme (#4 Holiday Bliss)
Dream Valley Challenge 40 - Something Old, Something New (old Kraft gift bag and Polka Doodles CD, new Bearly Mine Designs papers)

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

Thank you for visiting today, please pop in again soon.

Pauline
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