Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Kraft Anniversary

This is the Anniversary card that I have made for my lovely husband - we have been married for 20 years today but together for many more.


I have used Kraft card stock and papers from the Craftwork cards Venetian collection.  The dies that I have used are from Sizzix, Tim Holtz, Memory Box and Lawn Fawn.  I ran the largest heart through my ribbler and inked the edges of everything - the sentiment is from Clearly Besotted.


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

Crafting from the Heart Challenge 66 - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge 268 - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 141 - Sentiment
Open-Minded Challenge 39 - Vintage
Left of Center Creative Challenge 84 - Ink It Up
Simply Create Too Challenge 88 - Old, Vintage, Shabby Chic

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
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Monday, 29 June 2015

Party Bear

It's time for our mid challenge reminder at the House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge, our theme for this fortnight is: Congratulationschosen by Kate - alternatively you can enter an Anything Goes card just as long as you use a House-Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image.

I have used an adorable image and papers from Joanna Sheen's The Gruffies & Happy Hoppers CD to make my simple card.


I fussy cut extra balloons from the backing papers to use as embellishments and add a little dimension.

We have four fabulous sponsors for this challenge:
Please check the challenge blog for full details.

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

Send a Smile for Kids Challenge - Animals
Creative Corner Challenge - Happy Birthday
Allsorts Week 317 - Blue as the Ocean
Scrappers Delights Challenge 45 - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge 143 - Sentimental
The Male Room Challenge 13 - Up In The Air but NO Birds
Gruffies & Guests Challenge 18 - Lavender & Lace or Anything Goes

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 Congratulations challenge.






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Sunday, 28 June 2015

Venetian Father's Day

This is the other Father's Day card that I made for my eldest son to give his Dad, this one was not quite as challenging as the other one.


The papers are from the Craftwork Cards Venetian Collection and the 'happy' is a Die-namics die cut.  I used a Clealy Besotted stamp and some twine and a button from my stash.


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

Kraftyhands June Challenge  - For The Dads
Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge 76 - Use a Die or a Punch
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 379 - Stars and/or Stripes
Whimsy Stamps Challenge 84 - Use Ribbon, Lace or Twine
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge 86 - Anything Goes With A Twist ... Only Use Two Colours

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

Pauline
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Saturday, 27 June 2015

It's Your Birthday

I would like to share one of my cards that was recently published in Papercraft Essentials.


I was sent the stamp set that is free with the current issue of Creative Stamping, I also have three cards published in this magazine as well.

I was commissioned to create three cards and this is the first one using one of the flower stamps from the 21 item set and one of the sentiments along with some papers from Pink Petticoat..


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

Creative Corner Challenge - Happy Birthday
One Crazy Stamper June Challenge - Anything goes
The Paper Girls Challenge - Happy Birthday

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
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Friday, 26 June 2015

Happy Father's Day

My youngest son handed me a real challenge for the card he wanted me to make for him to give his Dad this year!  My husband makes models and then uses them for war gaming and Laurence decided that he wanted his card to reflect this.

As I'm sure you will know there are not very many images of this type available so I resorted to photocopying the box fronts of the kits that he makes up and recycling a map from an old book.


Lots of distress ink and a computer generated sentiment and this is what I came up with.  I also decorated the inside of the card to match.


Laurence was very pleased and I think hubby was quite impressed with his card.

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

Get Creative Challenge 17 - For the Boys/Father's Day
My Sheri Crafts Challenge 159 - Masculine
One Stitch At A Time Challenge 238 - Anything Goes with Men
Words 2 Scrap By Challenge 18 - It's a Man's World
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge 25 -  Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination Challenge 39 - Always Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays Challenge 264 - Happy Father's Day or Manly Cards
Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent Challenge - Always Anything Goes (recycled map page)

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

Pauline
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Thursday, 25 June 2015

CAS Anniversary

This is my card for this weeks Less is More Challenge, the theme is Stencilling.


I have used my Simon Says Stamp Falling Hearts Stencil and some embossing paste to create the small hearts on the larger die cut hearts.  The sentiment is a Clearly Besotted stamp.

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

Less is More Week 229 - Stencilling
Creative Card Crew Challenge 90 - Clean and Simple
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge 221 - Wedding or Anniversary
Creative Moments Challenge 71 - Anything Goes/Wet or Dry Embossing

Thank you for visiting my blog today, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
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Wednesday, 24 June 2015

For You and Sad News

It's time for a new challenge at Crafting for all Seasons and sadly this is going to be our last challenge, our theme is Cute and Summery.

I have used an image and papers from my Crafter's Companion BeBunni Floral CD for my card,  you have got to admit he is cute and roses always make me think of summer.


Everything on my card is from the CD with the exception of the card stock, button and twine.


Our sponsor for this challenge is:


Prize 3 images

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

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

CD Sunday Challenge - Four legs and a Tail
Come and Get It Challenge - Animals
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge 12 - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge #200 - Spots & Stripes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge 86 - Anything Goes with a twist: A Touch of Summer

Thank you for calling this morning, make sure you pop over to the Crafting for all Seasons challenge blog and join in with our last ever challenge Cute and Summery.

Pauline
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Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Congratulations

We have a new challenge at the House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge and I'm a day late - I always have two DT cards to post on a Monday, so I save my House-Mouse one until today, I don't like to bore everyone with multiple posts if I can help it.

Our theme for this fortnight is: Congratulationschosen by Kate - alternatively you can enter an Anything Goes card just as long as you use a House-Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image.

I have used an adorable decoupage image from Joanna Sheen's House-Mouse Home and Garden Decoupage Sheets.


My papers are actually Christmas papers from the Papermania Home for Christmas collection, I have also added a square of Aida Cross Stitch fabric.  The sentiment is part of the decoupage sheet and the ribbon and button are from my stash.


We have four fabulous sponsors for this challenge:
Please check the challenge blog for full details.

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

Come and Get It Challenge - Animals
Craft Your Passion Challenge 267 - Always Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon Challenge 294 - Stitching
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 316 - Anniversary/Wedding
Craft for the Craic June Challenge - The Big Occasion!
Gruffies & Guests Challenge 18 - Lavender & Lace or Anything Goes

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 Congratulations challenge.






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Monday, 22 June 2015

Birthday Tags

It's time for a new challenge at Ooh La La Creations and the theme for the next fortnight is Happy Birthday.

I have used a gorgeous image and papers from the  Ooh La La Creations The Shawn Jenkins Collection CD to make my card.


Everything is from the CD except the card stock.


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

Kitty Bee Designs Challenge 50 - Birthday
Inky Chicks Challenge 52 - Butterflies
That Craft Place All Crafts Challenge - Layers
Through the Purple Haze June Challenge - Use Bright Colors
Crafting Musketeers Challenge 26 - Shades of Summer

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 Happy Birthday challenge.

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

Pauline
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Sunday, 21 June 2015

Purple Fantasy

One more card from the Crafter's Companion CD - Flights of Fantasy, this card uses an image from the Topper section.


The papers are also from the CD and I used the verse writer to create the sentiment.


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

My Time to Craft Challenge 297 - Fairies
Sugar and Betty June Challenge - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge 12 - Anything Goes

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

Pauline
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Saturday, 20 June 2015

A Summer Wedding

It's time for a new challenge over at A Gem of a Challenge and the theme is Summer Time chosen by Lynsey.

I decided to use one of the Card Topper Digi Kits called To Have & To Hold to make my card.


Everything you need comes in the kit, including decoupage layers, sentiments and an insert.


I cut out the decoupage layers and built them up using foam pads, I also added extra card stock between the layers of patterned papers.


I have used the matching insert to decorate the inside of my card.

The prize is:

2 Individual Digi images

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

of the winners choice from PINK GEM DESIGNS


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 would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Bloggers Challenge - Summertime
Simply Papercraft Challenge 7 - Anything Goes C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 316 - Anniversary/Wedding
Sister Act Card Challenge 111 - Always Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Use Your Favorite Technique and/or Product (Technique: Decoupage)

Make sure you pop over to the A Gem of a Challenge blog and join us for our Summer Time challenge.

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

Pauline
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Friday, 19 June 2015

CAS Bertie

This is the last card that I made using the Bertie Bear Blue collection from the Paper Creator Ultimate Kits Mega Bundle, it's on offer at the moment and contains 10 adorable ultimate kits.


This one is a very Clean and Simple design, you can take a look at my other cards made using this kit HEREHERE and HERE -  you will see how flexible this kit is.


Make sure you pop over to Paper Creator and check out the fabulous images, kits and mega deals, there are so many to choose from.

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

Sassy Studio Designs DTBST 283 - Your Hearts Desire
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 141 - For a Man/Boy
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C290 - Masculine
Get Creative Challenge 17 - For the Boys/Father's Day
WordArt Wednesdays Challenge 188 - Anything Goes Family Friendly
Mema's June Challenge - Anything Goes with a twist: Graduation or Masculine

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

Pauline
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Thursday, 18 June 2015

Pretty in Pink

Another card from the Crafter's Companion CD - Flights of Fantasy, there is such a wonderful variety of images on this CD - this time I've made a very feminine card.


Everything used to make my card comes from the CD with the exception of the Core'dinations card stock and the pearls.  I used the verse writer on one of the inserts from the CD to decorate the inside of my card.


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

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 264 - Gorgeous Girls The Paper Shelter Challenge #208 - Make It Digital
Thank you for calling this morning, please leave a comment so that I know you've been and will be able to come and visit you.

Pauline
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Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Hugs

This is another card using the Bertie Bear Blue collection from the Paper Creator Ultimate Kits Mega Bundle, it's on offer at the moment and contains 10 adorable ultimate kits.


Inside each ultimate kit you will find:
  • A selection of 12x12 Papers
  • Coloured digi image in PNG format
  • Topper in PNG format (approx 8 inches)
  • Sentiments in PNG format
  • Build A Topper Sheet - compatiable with Spellbinders Standard Cirles & Grand Scalloped Dies 
  • Small toppers sheet
  • Large toppers sheet
  • Selection of paper bows
  • Jumbled Pyramage sheet
I love the bright papers in this kit and Bertie is so adorable - he's perfect for a child's birthday card or a new baby card.


Everything on my card comes from the kit except the ribbon.  You can take a look at my other cards made using this kit HERE and HERE.

Make sure you pop over to Paper Creator and check out the fabulous images, kits and mega deals, there are so many to choose from.

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

Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze June Challenge - Use Bright Colors
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes

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

Pauline
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Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Red Dragon

This is a card that I made for a very good friend of ours, as soon as I saw the image I knew it was perfect.  He actually has a couple of pet dragons  - they are quite small and don't breath fire, but they are still dragons!


It is one of the images from the new Crafter's Companion CD - Flights of Fantasy, I made an easel card with this image as one of my DT cards for the launch on Create and Craft, this time I have made a normal card.


The papers are also from the CD, the sentiment is from Pink Petticoat.


I used the same papers and design to decorate the inside of my card.

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

Crazy 4 Challenges C4C290 - Masculine
Creative Corner Challenge  - Just for Boys
Come and Get It Challenge - For The Guys
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 141 - For a Man/Boy
Crafty Boots Challenge - Father's Day/For the Man in your Life
Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenge 49 - Masculine/For The Boys
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge #84 - Anything Goes/Make It Male 
    Thank you for calling this morning, please leave a comment so that I know you've been and will be able to come and visit you.

    Pauline
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    Monday, 15 June 2015

    Christmas Love

    It's time for our mid challenge reminder at the House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge, our theme is: All About Holidayschosen by Heather - alternatively you can enter an Anything Goes card just as long as you use a House-Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image.

    I have used an adorable decoupage image from Joanna Sheen's House-Mouse Christmas Eve Decoupage Sheets for my Christmas Holiday card.


    This one took quite a while to cut out but it was very relaxing.


    Our fabulous sponsors for this challenge are:

    Please check the challenge blog for full details.

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

    C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 315 - Christmas
    Top Tip Tuesday Challenge - Cut It Out
    Natalie and Amy's Challenge 33 - Christmas
    Sparkles Forum Christmas Challenge 53 - Christmas Animals
    The Corrosive Challenges #226 - Pile It On
    Craft-Dee BowZ June Challenge - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
    Shopping Our Stash Challenge 205 - Cute Critter Alert (Stash: Decoupage Sheet, Ribbon)

    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 All About Holidays challenge.






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    Christmas Kitty

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


    I have used an adorable decoupage image from the Crafter's Companion Barkley Christmas CD.  Everything on my card comes from the CD with the exception of some Core'dinations card stock.


    Bugaboo Stamps are our sponsor this challenge


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

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

    CHNC Challenge 233 - Snow in June
    C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 315 - Christmas Bunny Zoe's Crafts June Challenge - Furry Friends
    CD Sunday Challenge - Four legs and a Tail
    Sparkles Forum Christmas Challenge 53 - Christmas Animals

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

    Pauline
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    Sunday, 14 June 2015

    New Home

    It's One Layer Week at Less is More and the theme is Home so I couldn't resist making another 'I've Moved' card for my Mum - she still needs a few for the friends that she just exchanges Christmas and Birthday cards with.


    The image is from Pink Petticoat and I have coloured it with Spectrum Noir markers, the colour has bled through a little but I will pop an insert in so it doesn't really matter.

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

    Less is More Week 228 - One Layer Card - Home
    Crafty Catz Challenge 283 - Clean and Simple
    Scrappelyst June Challenge - Clean and Simple
    Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge 156 - Clean and Simple/One Layer card

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, your company is much appreciated.

    Pauline
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    Saturday, 13 June 2015

    Layered Fantasy

    I have another card to share from the new Crafter's Companion CD - Flights of Fantasy, it's available on the website along with a deluxe paper pad and luxury card inserts and features the fabulous artwork of Morgan Fitzsimons.


    I used one of the Card Companions and Co-ordinating Papers along with a sentiment and insert from the CD - even the buttons are part of the Card Companion!


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

    Creative Fingers Challenge 83 - Anything Goes
    Sister Act Card Challenge 110 - Always Anything Goes
    Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 263 - Fantasy and Fables
    Everybody-Art-Challenge 328 - Card for a Girl
    Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 231 - Use Your Favorite Embellishment (Buttons)

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

    Pauline
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    Friday, 12 June 2015

    Blue Bertie

    Have you seen the fabulous new Ultimate Kits Mega Bundle over at Paper Creator, it's on offer at the moment and contains 10 adorable ultimate kits.

    This is another card that I have made with the Bertie Bear Blue kit.


    Inside each ultimate kit you will find:
    • A selection of 12x12 Papers
    • Coloured digi image in PNG format
    • Topper in PNG format (approx 8 inches)
    • Sentiments in PNG format
    • Build A Topper Sheet - compatiable with Spellbinders Standard Cirles & Grand Scalloped Dies 
    • Small toppers sheet
    • Large toppers sheet
    • Selection of paper bows
    • Jumbled Pyramage sheet


    Make sure you pop over to Paper Creator and check out the fabulous images, kits and mega deals, there are so many to choose from.

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

    Ladybug Crafts June Challenge - Use Your Dies
    Through the Purple Haze June Challenge - Use Bright Colors
    Whimsy Inspiration Challenge 83 - Anything But A Square Card
    Scribbles Designs Challenge 29 - B is for... Bear, Blue, Blow
    Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper June Challege - Anything goes with Patterned Paper
    Aud Sentiments Challenge 133 - Bingo + A Sentiment (Ribbon, Patterned Paper, Die Cut)

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

    Pauline
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    Thursday, 11 June 2015

    Sunset Birthday

    I've actually managed to make a card for this weeks Less is More Challenge - I've missed so many weeks because my Mum has moved in with us and I have been busy sorting everything out.

    The theme this week is Sunset colours, I googled Sunset colours and was quite surprised at how many different variations there are!  I created my Sunset colours with my Spectrum Noir markers, carefully blending the colours together.


    I used my Papertrey Ink Birthday die and a Woodware stamp along with an X-Cut punch for the stars.

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

    Less is More Week 227 - Sunset colours
    Crafter's Cafe Challenge 120 - Anything Goes
    Inspiration Destination Challenge 37 - Always Anything Goes
    WordArt Wednesdays Challenge 187 - Anything Goes Family Friendly

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

    Pauline
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