Monday, 30 June 2014

Thanks for everything

This is a card that I made for my son to give to his Family Support Worker at school.  She is much more than the job title suggests though - she really does make a difference at the school and any problems, no matter how small, she will sort them out.  She has also been assisting with his transition to college in September, taking him and some other pupils on visits and ensuring that everything is in place to support their special needs.

I used another of my Woodware Huge stamps and papers from Kraftwork Cards.


I decorated a Kraft gift bag to go with the card.


I would like to enter my card and gift bag in to the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge 101 - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Challenges - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too Challenge 64 - Sentiment as the Highlight
Divas by Design Challenge - Favorite Stamp (Woodware Huge Stamps are my all time favourites)

Thank you for visiting me today, I have been rather poorly for the past few days so I apologise if I have not visited you for a while, I feel a lot better now so I will be catching up with everyone as soon as I can.

Pauline
x


Saturday, 28 June 2014

Come Here Often

It's time for a new challenge at Paper Creator's Crafts and the theme for the challenge is Anything Goes, a nice easy one for you - Paper Creator products are not essential but you will gain an extra entry if using Paper Creator products

I have made a card for a boy this time using the fabulous image Come Here Often and papers from the Backpack Max Ultimate Kit.


I have used my LOTV sentiment tags and some ribbon from my stash, I also used an EK Success edge punch to punch a border but have been very successful in covering it up!


The Ultimate kit contains so many elements - 12 Backing Papers, Ultimate Graphic, Sticker Graphic, Tags, Small Build A Topper, Large Build A Topper and a 6x6 Card Kit.


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

Crafty Catz Challenge 237 - Anything Goes
Fitztown Challenge 40 - Masculine
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - For Kids/Use a Kid Image
Creative Moments Challenge 45 - Anything goes/for the boys
Creative Knockouts Challenge 43 - Make it Masculine

Make sure you pop over to the Paper Creators Crafts Blog and check out the DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us for our Anything Goes Challenge.

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

Pauline
x

Friday, 27 June 2014

I Love Mince Pies

It's time for a new challenge at Winter Wonderland and our theme for this week is Christmas Dinner, any Christmas food - turkey, plum pudding, mince pies etc., will be fine.


I have used a Crafter's Companion S.W.A.L.K. stamp from the Winter Cheer collection and Dovecraft Back to Basics Vintage Christmas papers.  My sentiment is a LOTV stamp and the poinsettia is a Spellbinders die.


This week we are sponsored by

Wild Orchid Crafts



who are offering a £10 voucher

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps Challenge 85 - Polka Dots
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 222 - Christmas
Party Time Tuesdays Challenge 178- Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge 109 - Two Word Sentiments
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Extra June - Anything Christmas
Graph'It Colour Challenge 26 - Anything Goes with markers

Make sure you pop over to the Winter Wonderland Challenge blog and take a look at the fabulous DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us for our Christmas Dinner challenge - don't forget it must be a Christmas card.

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

Pauline
x

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Thank You Teacher

This is a card that I made for my son to give his teacher, he went back to school after being home educated for 8 years to take his GCSE exams and she has been absolutely brilliant.


I got the idea for the chalkboard style from a card by Kitty Frampton in the Quick Cards Made Easy Magazine.  I have used a sentiment from the DigiStamp Boutique, the original is black on white - I reversed it for the chalkboard look, the papers are some from My Mind's Eye that have been in my stash for ages.


The stars are my favourite X-cut die and I used an EK Success notebook edge punch, the little pencil has also been in my stash for ages.

I also made a matching gift bag.


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

Simply Create Too Challenge 64 - Sentiment as the Highlight
Scribbles Designs Challenge 18 - Say it with a Sentiment
Crafting From The Heart Challenge 24 - Anything Goes
My Craft Creations Challenge - Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge 41 - Anything Goes
DigiStamp Boutique June Customer Competition - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting my blog today, please leave a comment so that I can come and visit you.

Pauline
x

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

#1 DAD

This is one of the Father's Day cards that I made, I always make some extras so that the boys have a choice - this one was rejected.

The stamp is from Meljen's Designs, I printed it onto two different LOTV papers so that I could paper piece it.


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

DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge 134 - Masculine
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Paper Piecing
Sweet Stampin - Paper Piecing
Eclectic Ellapu Purple Challenge - Male
Country View Crafts' Challenge - Only Men Allowed
Doodle Pantry Challenge 47 - Make it Manley
My Time to Craft Challenge 251 - DL It
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper June Challenge - Anything goes with Patterned Paper

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

Pauline
x

Monday, 23 June 2014

Cupcake Creams

It's time for a new challenge at Ooh La La Creations and the theme for the next fortnight is Let Them Eat Cake chosen by Allison.


I have used an image and papers from the Ooh La La Creations Shawn Jenkins Collection CD.  The image is called Cupcake Creams, the Happy Birthday sentiment is layered up on dimensional pads.


I have made a chocolate box bow with some ribbon from my stash.


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

WordArt Wednesdays Challenge 137 - Anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge 99 - Dots and/or Stripes
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge 33 - Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap Challenge 21 - Always Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create Challenge 77 - Anything Goes with the Option : Pink
Scrappers Delights Challenge 25 - Anything Goes with a Twist: Get Sentimental

Make sure you pop over to the Ooh La La Creations Challenge Blog and check out the DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us for our Let Them Eat Cake challenge.

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

Pauline
x

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Flower Barrow Ted

This is my second card as a Design Team Member for Di's Digi Designs, I still can't believe I get to play with Di's wonderful images - the challenge for the next fortnight is Lots of Layers and this is my card.


I have used the adorable image 'Flower Barrow Ted' and papers from the LOTV Shabby Shack collection. The little cloud is a Lawn Fawn stamp and die with a Hero Arts sentiment stamp, the flower, button, ribbon and twine is from my stash.


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

2 Cute Ink Digital Stamps Challenge 108 - Birthday
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 200 - Celebrations
Creative Fingers Challenge 40 - Anything Goes
Sister Act Challenge 62 - Cards Only
Allsorts Challenge 264 - How does your garden grow
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - Use a Stamp or Digi Stamp
Craft Your Passion Challenge 218 - 3 or more Embellishments (ribbon, button, flower)
Clear It Out Challenge - Theme: Anything Goes, Stash: Anything Goes (ribbon, flower, button, twine)

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

Pauline
x

Karate Kid

It's time for a new challenge over at A Gem of a Challenge and the theme for this fortnight is For a Child chosen by Me.

I've used the fabulous Karate Andy for my card and I have coloured him with ProMarkers.  Make sure you pop over to the Pink Gem Designs Shop and take a look, Janet is always adding lots of fabulous new images, Card Topper Digi Kits and Project Kits.


I have used a scrap of paper from my stash and the sentiment tags are my favourite LOTV stamp.  The stars are an X-cut die and also some hand cut ones to get the sizes I wanted and the little scalloped border is a Fiskars edge punch.


The prize is:

2 Individual Digi images

(NO SETS, PERSONALISED WATERMARK'S OR SENTIMENT SETS)

of the winners choice from PINK GEM DESIGNS


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

Inky Impressions Challenge 164 - For a boy
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge 99  - Dots and/or Stripes
Crafty Boots Challenge - Sport
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge 67 - Black, White + 1 Colour
As You Like it Challenge - Favorite Die and Why (X-Cut star Die - I make lots of male cards and stars are perfect for male cards)
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 182 - Use your favorite embellishments (stars)

Make sure you pop over to the A Gem of a Challenge blog and join us for my For a Child challenge.

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

Pauline
x

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Anyone for darts!

This is another of the cards I made for Father's day, my youngest son gave this one to his Dad.

The 'boy's' have just bought themselves a dart board and I now have lots of small holes in the games room wall, the games room is directly below my craft room and all I can hear in the evenings now is thunk, thunk, thunk - that is when there is no football on!


My image is Alf playing darts from the DigiStamp Boutique teamed with papers from the LOTV Crab Apple Lane collection.


I have used my favourite LOTV sentiment tags and some brads coloured to match.  The border is an EK Success punch.


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

Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge - For Him
Try It On Tuesday Challenge - One For The Boys
Hobbybook Designer Challenge - For Dad/Male creations
The Male Room Challenge - Father's Day
Crafty Girls Challenge 20 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments Challenge 45 - Anything goes/for the boys
DigiStamp Boutique June Customer Competition - Anything Goes
Oldie But A Goodie Challenge  - Fathers Day/Masculine (Brads/LOTV sentiment tags over 6 months old)

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

Pauline
x

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Snowmen fall ...

This is another of the sample cards that I made for the Create and Craft launch of the new new 'Say it With Words' CD from Ooh La La Creations.


There are so many fabulous images and quotations on this new CD and lots of papers, embellishments and all that you would expect to find on an Ooh La La Creations CD, pop over to the Ooh La La Creations Shop and take a look in the gallery - you could also pop a copy into your basket, it's free P&P and the service is brilliant.


I used another of the decoupage images for this card, I just love this image and sentiment. Everything on my card came from the CD, I just added some card stock and some ribbon.


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

The Glory of Christmas Challenge 35-Red & White
Scribbles Designs Challenge 18 - Say it with a Sentiment...
Through the Purple Haze Challenge 46 - Anything Goes
Sisters of Craft June Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - 3 Layers Or More
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
Sparkles Christmas Challenge 41 - Favourite Colour Combo
Divas by Design Challenge - 3 or more layers
Scrappers Delights Challenge 25 - Anything Goes with a Twist: Get Sentimental

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

Pauline
x

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Happy Father's Day

This is the Father's Day card I made for my eldest son to give his Dad.


The papers are LOTV and the image is from the Crafter's Companion Camden Town CD.  I inked the edges of the papers and image.  The small punched stars have had 3D Crystal Lacquer added to them.


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

Creative Corner Challenge - Just For Boys
Sassy Studio Designs Challenge 233 - It's All about the Man
Jo's Scrap Shack Challenge 54 - I Love You Dad
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 265 - For the Boys
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge 89 - Father's Day/Men's Cards
That Craft Place Challenge - Men
Digi Sketch Challenge - Sketch and/or Theme: For the Men
Ladybug Crafts June Challenge - Something for the boys and/or use your dies

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

Pauline
x

Monday, 16 June 2014

Time to Party!

It's time for a fabulous new challenge at the House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge, this fortnight our theme is: Die Cuts and/or Punches hosted by Sue Kment - a nice easy one for you, just make sure you use a House-Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image to join in.

For my card I've used a fabulous image from Joanna Sheen's House-Mouse Designs Happy Days Stamp set, coloured with ProMarkers and papers from the Nitwits Hello Sunshine collection.


I have used several die cuts - a large stitched circle, large scalloped circle, small scalloped circle and banner. I have also punched the small scalloped border down the sides of the front panel.  My sentiment is a LOTV stamp and I have added some gems from my stash.


This fortnight we are sponsored by




We also have two additional House-Mouse prizes

This adorable Stampendous cling stamp from our challenge host Sue

http://suesstampingstuff.blogspot.com/

and we also have this fabulous stamp set from Christine for another lucky winner


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

My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge 18 - Ink It Up
Sentimental Sunday Challenge 211 - Animals plus a Sentiment
Stamping Sensations June Challenge - Animal Antics
Delightful Challenges - Tickled Pink
Southern Girls Challenge - Dyeing to see those Punches
Crafty Catz Challenge 235 - Use two different dies
Crafting From The Heart Challenge 23- Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 117 - Going Round in Circles
Love to Create Challenge 120 - Anything Goes
Make My Monday Challenge - Pretty in Pink

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







 photo HMDTKDHM.gif

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Off the Edge

I've managed a card for the Less is More Challenge this week, I've missed the past couple of weeks.  It's the One Layer Cards week and the challenge is 'Off the Edge'.

For my card  I have used two sets of Clearly Besotted stamps, Superstar and Many Thanks and Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Pool, Soft Pool and Green Hills.


It took me ages to make this card, I would get most of the stars stamped and then I would mess one up and have to start again but I got there in the end.


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

Less Is More Challenge 176 - Off the Edge
Clearly Besotted Challenge 12 - Anything Goes
Cards und More Challenge 108  - One Layer Cards
Stampin With The Dragon June Challenge - Clean and Simple

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

Pauline
x

Friday, 13 June 2014

A Christmas Scene

It's time for a new challenge at Winter Wonderland and our theme for this week is A Christmas Scene.


My fabulous image is from the Best of La Pashe 2012 CD, I have layered the image onto some silver card stock and embossed a white panel for the background.  I printed a couple of extra poinsettias so that I could add some additional layers to the decoupage.  I have recycled a sentiment from an old Christmas card.


This week we have two fabulous sponsors

Marianne Designs 



who are offering a surprise gift

and
 with a prize of 4 digi images

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

CHNC Challenge Extra for May - Anything Christmas
Crimbo Crackers Challenge 66 - Anything Goes Christmas
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 263 - Christmas
Crafty Girls Challenge 20 - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes

Make sure you pop over to the Winter Wonderland Challenge blog and take a look at the fabulous DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us for our A Christmas Scene challenge - don't forget it must be a Christmas card.

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

Pauline
x

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Torn Jeans

I have a little CAS card to share today.  I have used a fabulous Pink Gem image called Emma in Torn Jeans and papers from the Lawn Fawn Hello Sunshine paper pack.


I have coloured Emma with ProMarkers, stamped a Personal Impressions sentiment onto a die cut tag and punched the border with an EK Success punch.


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

Inkspirational Challenge 58 - Clean & Simple
Just Inspirational Challenge - Girls vs Boys
Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge 107 - CAS Clean & Simple
Lia Stampz Challenge 65 - CAS
The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge 23 - Use Yellow
I Love ProMarkers Challenge 223 - Stripes
Moving Along With The Times - Keep it Clean and Simple
Cards Galore Encore June Challenge - Use a stamp or digi stamp

Make sure you pop over to the Pink Gem Designs Shop to take a look at all of the fabulous Emma images available and have a good browse whilst you are there.

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

Pauline
x

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Bearly Mine Inspiration Post

Good morning, it's my turn to show you an inspiration project for the Bearly Mine Inspiration and Challenge Blog.

I have used a fabulous new image from Pink Gem Designs called 'Shopping Emma' and gorgeous papers from the Bearly Mine Designs Floral Fantasy collection.


Here is my card


I have coloured my image with ProMarkers and used Kraft card stock.  The border is an EK Success border punch and the ribbon and pearls are from my stash.  The sentiment is also from Pink Gem Designs, I used the blank outline and a Crafter's Companion stamp for the text.


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

Stampin' For The Weekend Challenge - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge 43 - Anything goes
My Sheri Crafts Challenge 135 - 3 In A Row (Patterned Paper, Image, Pearls)
Craft-Dee BowZ June Challenge - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow

Thank you for visiting me today, make sure you pop over the Bearly Mine Inspiration and Challenge Blog and join in with this months 'One for the boys' challenge.

Pauline
x


Tuesday, 10 June 2014

A great hat ...

This is one of the sample cards that I made for the Create and Craft launch of the new new 'Say it With Words' CD from Ooh La La Creations.


There are so many fabulous images and quotations on this new CD and lots of papers, embellishments and all that you would expect to find on an Ooh La La Creations CD, if you missed it on Create and Craft pop over to the Ooh La La Creations Shop and take a look in the gallery - you could also pop a copy into your basket, it's free P&P and the service is brilliant.


I used a decoupage image for this card and printed an extra sheet so that I could cut out some extra hats to use as embellishments. Everything on my card came from the CD, I just added some card stock and a punched border.


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

Craftitude Challenge 66 - Anything Goes/Pop It Up
Sister Act Card Challenge 60 - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts June Challenge - Layers
Digi Galore Challenge - Nautical or Blue (I hope my card has enough Blue)

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

Pauline
x

Monday, 9 June 2014

Fortune Cookies

It's time for our mid challenge reminder at the House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge, this fortnight it's my turn to host and I have chosen the theme: Lots of Layers - no surprise there then!

You could use decoupage for your layers like me, or just layers of paper and card stock, the choice is yours but don't forget you must use a House-Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image to join in.

For my card I've used a fabulous decoupage image from Joanna Sheen's House-Mouse Food and Drink collection and papers from Pink Petticoat.


I have used Kraft card stock, burlap ribbon and burlap flowers from my local Craft Shop, I'm going to have to go back and get some more of these!  The sentiment is from the decoupage sheet and the button and twine are from my stash.


This challenge is being sponsored by:



Who are offering one Lucky Player a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of some of these Premium Dye Ink Pads


AND



who are offering a surprise package of embellishments worth $15.00
(Due to increased postage costs the winner for this prize must reside in the USA)

I am also offering this adorable stamp set to a further lucky winner


So come and join us, you could win one of these fabulous prizes.

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

Top Tip Tuesday Challenge -  Monochrome
ABC Challenge - M is for Monochromatic
Little Red Wagon Challenge 240 - Food
613 Avenue Create Challenge 75  - Anything Goes/Best Friends Day
Creative Moments Challenge 44 - Anything Goes/ Monochromatic
Gruffies & Guests Challenge 6 - Anything goes with the option of Patchwork

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





 photo HMDTKDHM.gif