Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Christmas Poinsettia

This is a sneak peek at one of the sample cards that I have made for the Ooh La La Creations shows that will be on Hochanda this Thursday.  Our very own Lynn will be presenting and demonstrating three fabulous Ooh La La Creations CD Roms:

The Paula Oakley Collection
Say it with Words
and
Shoes in Bloom

Make sure you tune in or set your recorders for Thursday 2nd June at 11am and 3pm.

I used the Shoes in Bloom CD to make this card.


I have used one of the fabulous decoupage images called Christmas Poinsettia.  I printed an extra sheet so that I could add an additional poinsettia as an embellishment.


The ribbon and sentiment are from my stash.


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

May Rudolph Days Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
Jingle Belles Challenge - Banish the Holiday Blues
As You Like It Challenge - Favourite Big or Little Bows (big bows because they are easier to tie)

Make sure you tune in to Hochanda on Thursday at 11am and 3pm - you will see three fabulous CD Roms.

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

Pauline
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Monday, 30 May 2016

Rosette Heart Wreath

I'm sharing another of the projects that I made for Simply Cards & Papercraft using the gorgeous NitWit Ooh La La Collection.


I used my Tim Holtz Paper Rosette Die and a 1” Circle Punch to make the rosettes, I just added a pearl to the centre of them and used hot glue to adhere them to a heart frame.  The sentiment is also from the Ooh La La Collection.

There is a step by step guide on how to make this wreath in the magazine along with a free download for the heart frame so make sure you pick up a copy.

Thank you for visiting my blog today, your company is much appreciated - make sure you take a look at my little giveaway HERE.

Pauline
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Sunday, 29 May 2016

Celebrate with Sound

Before I share my card for today I have some exciting news - I have been invited to join the CD Sunday Design Team.
You all know how much I love CD crafting and I have been entering the CD Sunday Challenge ever since I started making cards so I'm really excited to be joining this fabulous team.   My first challenge will be in two weeks time but there is a new challenge starting today, Lets go Lilac so make sure you pop over and check it out.

This is another of the cards that I made for last months Making Cards Magazine. I was asked to created nine cards using the Free CD containing 127 Men's Themed Printable Craft Papers. I was only allowed to use the images & papers from the CD with just a few basic items - not easy when you are making nine cards, at least there are lots of images to choose from though.


This is a great image for those difficult teenagers, I think it would be OK for a boy or a girl.


The image and papers are from the CD, all I have added are a Clearly Besotted stamped sentiment and some card candi.


Thank you for visiting my blog today, your company is much appreciated - make sure you enter my little giveaway HERE, I am giving a copy of the Making Cards Magazine that included this CD away to one of my followers.

Pauline
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Saturday, 28 May 2016

Chloe with Flowers

It's time for a new challenge over at A Gem of a Challenge and the theme for the next fortnight is WEATHER (pick ANY season), I chose summer.

I used one of Janet's new Card Topper Digi Kits called Chloe with Flowers available in the Pink Gem Designs Shop.


I added a couple of extra layers and fussy cut some additional flowers.


I popped my scalloped card base through the printer to make it pink and then embossed it with my Die'sire Floral embossing folder.  The sentiment is also from the kit.


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

Alphabet Challenge - G for Girlie
Polkadoodles Challenge Week 20 - Birthday Celebrations
Digitally Sweet Challenge 150 - Digital Birthday Cards
Crafty Catz Challenge 327 - Get Ready For Summer

Make sure you pop over to the A Gem of a Challenge blog and join us for our WEATHER (pick ANY season) challenge, don't forget to visit the Pink Gem Designs Shop to take a look at all of the fabulous Digi Stamps and Kits that are available, grab a coffee and have a leisurely browse whilst you are there.

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

Pauline
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Friday, 27 May 2016

Fleur Delis

This is another of the cards that I made for Simply Cards & Papercraft, I used the gorgeous NitWit Ooh La La Collection.


This one is a little different from the ones I shared previously, I think the black background makes it quite dramatic.  I used my Tim Holtz Paper Rosette Die to make the rosette and the sentiment is from Hero Arts, everything else with the exception of the pearls is from the Ooh La La Collection.


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

Jade's Sparkling Butterflies Challenge 20 - Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude Challenge 15 - Always Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts Challenge 143 - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge 156 - Anything Goes + A Sentiment
Seize The Birthday Challenge - Birthday + Optional Topping: Dimension

Thank you for visiting my blog today, your company is much appreciated - make sure you take a look at my little giveaway HERE.

Pauline
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Thursday, 26 May 2016

Football Crazy

I'm back with another of the cards that I made for last months Making Cards Magazine.


There is such a wide variety of different masculine themed images on the CD, this football image would be perfect for a youngster.


The image and papers are from the CD, I just added a Craft Creations sentiment and some card candi.


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

Creative Card Crew Challenge 113 - Masculine
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 365 - Father's Day/Male

Thank you for visiting my blog today, your company is much appreciated - make sure you enter my little giveaway HERE, I am giving a copy of the Making Cards Magazine that included this CD away to one of my followers.

Pauline
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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Avec tout mon coeur

This is another of the cards that I made for Simply Cards & Papercraft.  I was sent the gorgeous Ooh La La Collection from Nitwit Collections to play with, it really is so pretty.


The papers, sentiment and flower are all from the NitWit Collection, I have inked the edges of everything.


I used my Tim Holtz Paper Rosette Die to make the rosette and the scalloped border is a Clearly Besotted Scalloped Edges Die.



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

Lemon Shortbread Challenge 16 - Always Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting my blog today, your company is much appreciated - make sure you enter my little giveaway HERE.

Pauline
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Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Say Cheese!

This is another of the cards that I made for last months Making Cards Magazine. I was asked to created nine cards using the Free CD containing 127 Men's Themed Printable Craft Papers.   I was only allowed to use the images & papers from the CD with just a few basic items - not easy when you are making nine cards, at least there are lots of images to choose from though.


I love this image, if you teamed it up with some pretty papers you could also make a feminine card with it.


I just added some ribbon, a die cut sentiment and some card candi.


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

Our Crafty Corner Challenge 9 - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge 313 - Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart Challenge 113 - Always Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting my blog today, your company is much appreciated - make sure you enter my little giveaway HERE, I am giving a copy of the Making Cards Magazine that included this CD away to one of my followers.

Pauline
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Monday, 23 May 2016

Cats and Roses

It's time for a new challenge at Ooh La La Creations and the theme for the next fortnights challenge is 4 Legs, not 2.  The prize for one lucky winner is 2 digi downloads from the Ooh La La Creations shop.

I have some exciting news!

Ooh La La Creations are going to be on Hochanda on 2nd June.

Our very own Lynn will be presenting and demonstrating three fabulous Ooh La La Creations CD Roms:

The Paula Oakley Collection
Say it with Words
and
Shoes in Bloom

Make sure you tune in or set your recorders for Thursday 2nd June at 10am and 3pm.

I have used a fabulous image and papers from the Ooh La La Creations Yesterday's Memories CD to make my card.


The decoupage image is called Cats and Roses, it's a little fiddly to cut out but well worth the effort I think.


The sentiment tags are from LOTV and the flower is a Die'sire Essentials die.


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

The Ribbon Girls Challenge - Any image
Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge 189 - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create Challenge 177 - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge 364 - Happy Birthday
Sparkles Challenge 80 - Animal magic
The CD Sunday Challenge - Something begining with "B" (Basket, Bow, Birthday)

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 4 Legs, not 2 challenge.

Thank you for calling today, your company is much appreciated, make sure you take a look at my little giveaway HERE.

Pauline
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Sunday, 22 May 2016

Party Time

This is one of the cards that I made for last months Making Cards Magazine.  I was asked to created nine cards using the Free CD containing 127 Men's Themed Printable Craft Papers.  I was only allowed to use the images & papers from the CD with just a few basic items so it was quite a challenge.


Everything used to make this card is from the CD, I just added a die cut scalloped border and sentiment from my stash.


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

Inspiration Destination Challenge 86 - Always Anything Goes
Send a Smile for Kids -  Bright Colours for Kids
Creative Card Crew Challenge 113 - Masculine

Thank you for visiting my blog today, your company is much appreciated - make sure you pop back later as I will be giving a copy of the Making Cards Magazine that included this CD away to one of my followers.

Pauline
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Saturday, 21 May 2016

Westie Walkies

It's time for a new challenge at Di's Digi Designs and the theme for the next fortnight is For the Boys.

I chose to use this fabulous image called Westie Walkies and some papers from NitWit Collections to make my card.


I coloured my image with ProMarkers and added lots of layers to my design.


I fussy cut the DAD sentiment and decorative brads, they are part of the NitWit Gentlemen Folk Collection.


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

I ♥ ProMarkers Challenge 39 - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - F for Furry Friends
Crafting-With-Friends - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge 199  - Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge 120 - Man's Best Friend
Passion for ProMarkers Challenge 346 - Spots and/or Stripes

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 For the Boys challenge.

Pauline
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Friday, 20 May 2016

Engineering Some Fun Noah

The new edition of Making Cards Magazine is in the shops today so I can share one of my cards that was published in last months magazine.


I used a fabulous Sassy Cheryl image from Paper Creator along with papers from the Echo Park – School Days Paper Collection.


I used my EK Success Notebook Edge Punch and the sentiment is from Craft Creations.


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

Crafty Girls Creations Challenge 19 - Always Anything Goes
Cre8tive Hands Friends Challenge 7 - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenge 138 - Always Anything Goes
Moving along with the Times Challenge 20 - Man Or Boy
Star Stampz Challenge - Birthday

Thank you for visiting 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, 19 May 2016

La Tour Eiffel

The new edition of  Simply Cards & Papercraft is on sale today and I have six projects in this issue. I was sent the gorgeous Ooh La La Collection from Nitwit Collections to play with, it's absolutely beautiful.


Everything on my card is from the collection with the exception of the flower that I created using my Die’sire Classiques Delicate Flower Die, a Hero Arts Sentiment and some pearls.


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

Inspiration Destination Challenge 86 - Always Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon Challenge 342 - Blooming Fun
Deep Ocean Challenge 129 - Shabby Chic or Vintage
WordArt Wednesdays Challenge - Family Friendly/Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts Challenge 15 - Anything Goes/ Add A Sentiment

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

Pauline
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Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Do you remember?

This is the final card that I was commission to make for Creative Stamping Magazine using the free We Love Music stamp set.


For this card I used the Piano and Gramophone stamps from the stamp set and the record stamp from the free digi stamps.


I went for a slightly distressed look on this card, the sentiment is from the free stamp set and the papers are from the Echo Park Everyday Eclectic paper pad again.



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

Lemon Shortbread Challenge 15 - Always Anything Goes
Sweet Stamps May Challenge  - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge #222 -  3 layers or more
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge 91 - Anything goes with option of Layers

Thank you for visiting 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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Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Birthday Record

I'm sharing another of the cards that I was commission to make for Creative Stamping Magazine, I hope you're not getting fed up with them.


I created a circular easel card - the record is one of the free digital stamps, I resized it to fit my card base and the guitars are from the free stamp set, I coloured them with ProMarkers.


The papers are from the Echo Park Everyday Eclectic collection.


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

Artistic Inspirations Challenge 156 - Anything Goes/Die Cut
Love to Scrap Challenge 78 - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting 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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Monday, 16 May 2016

Rock my world

I'm sharing another of the cards that I was commission to make for Creative Stamping Magazine using the free We Love Music stamp set.


This is a more feminine design, I used the keyboard stamp from the stamp set and the main image is one of the 14 co-ordinating digi stamps.


The papers are from the Echo Park Everyday Eclectic paper pad and I made the flower using the guitar pick digital stamp.


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

613 Avenue Create Challenge 176 - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge 34 - Anything Goes
Kitty Bee Designs Challenge 71 - Girly Cards
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge 109 - Just Us Girls

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

Pauline
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Sunday, 15 May 2016

Let's Party

Have you got your copy of Creative Stamping Magazine yet!  I'm sharing another of the cards that I was commission to make using the free We Love Music stamp set, it contains 28 exclusive designs.


I was asked to create five cards using the free stamp set along with the 14 co-ordinating digi stamps.


For this card I used the music note stamp from the stamp set to create a background and the record stamp from the co-ordinating digi stamps.


The sentiment is from the stamp set, I cut it apart so that I could arrange the words on top of each other, it is easy to put them back together again if you wish.


The patterned paper is from the Echo Park Everyday Eclectic paper pad.

I have an unopened set of the stamps that I will be giving away later in the week so make sure you check back.

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

PDE Linky Party Challenge 123 - Anything Goes
DRS Designs Challenge 226 - It's A Guy Thing
Through the Purple Haze Challenge 101 - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge 155 - Anything Goes + A Sentiment

Thank you for visiting 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, 14 May 2016

Christmas Robin

It's time for a new challenge over at A Gem of a Challenge and the theme for the next fortnight is Flowers, I decided to use Poinsettias for my flowers.

I used the fabulous Robin Bauble Card Topper Digi Kit available in the Pink Gem Designs Shop.


I have used a Collar Stand, I made my own from gold card stock this time, along with the topper element from the kit.


I printed the topper sheet several times and fussy cut some extra poinsettias so that I could layer them up.  The sentiment is also from the kit and the ribbon is from my stash.

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

Creative Corner - Let's Celebrate
CHNC Challenge Extra for May - Anything Christmas

Make sure you pop over to the A Gem of a Challenge blog and join us for our Flowers challenge, don't forget to visit the Pink Gem Designs Shop to take a look at all of the fabulous Digi Stamps and Kits that are available, grab a coffee and have a leisurely browse whilst you are there.

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

Pauline
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