Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Best wishes on ...

This is the card that I made for my eldest son to give his girlfriend on her 21st Birthday - he likes shabby chic/vintage designs.


I used papers from the Sara Davies Shabby Chic Signature collection along with a Crafter's Companion die.


I have inked the edges of everything and layered the butterflies up for dimension.  The sentiment is from the DigiStamp Boutique cut out with a Spellbinders die.  I also decorated the inside of the card.


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Pauline
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Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Golden Years

I have made this card to enter the current CD Sunday Challenge - the theme is Past Times.


I have used my Crafter's Companion Downton Abbey CD, this is one of the projects on CD 3 - it is a Double Pocket Card.


Eveyrthing comes from the CD with the exception of the sentiment, ribbon and twine - these are all from my stash.


I have used Kraft card stock for my base and inked the edges of everything with frayed burlap Distress Ink.

I would like to enter this card into the CD Sunday Challenge - Past Times.

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Pauline
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Monday, 21 August 2017

21st Birthday Wishes

This is the card that I made for my youngest son to give Hannah for her Birthday, we went out for a lovely meal with her and her family to celebrate on Saturday night .


I used papers from the Dovecraft Back to Basics Baby Steps collection - it is a baby collection but there are several pretty papers that are suitable for all occasions.


I paper pieced my Woodware Huge stamp and cut the Hannah with Lawn Fawn dies, I cut the name from grey card stock and then again with from yellow so that I could inlay them.

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Pauline
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Sunday, 20 August 2017

Twenty One

It was Hannah's 21st Birthday yesterday, she is my eldest son's girlfriend - this is the gift that I made her.


I used the stand up numbers from Anna Marie Designs and papers from the Sara Davies Shabby Chic Signature Collection.


After adhering the papers I sanded the edges of everything and inked the edges with Distress Ink.


The butterflies are from a Crafter's Companion die, the flowers, gems and ribbon are from my stash.

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Pauline
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Saturday, 19 August 2017

Beside the seaside ...

I am absolutely thrilled to be Guest Designer at Less is More this week, thank you so much for inviting me ladies.  The theme for the week is 'Your Perfect Holiday', well my perfect holiday is relaxing by the sea - preferably on a lovely sunny day.


I used my Sue Wilson Flip Flops die to cut three pairs of flip flops from the papers in this month's Julie Loves Creativity Box - they are quite fiddly to put together but I think they are worth it, my inspiration came from a card that I saw on Pinterest a long time ago.


The torn paper is from the Sara Davies Shabby Chic Signature Collection and the sentiment is from Pink Petticoat, now trading as The Lovely Studio.


To finish my card I added some twine secured with bow.


Thank you for visiting my blog today, make sure you pop over to the Less is More Challenge Blog and check out the fabulous DT inspiration, I do hope you will be inspired to play along.

Pauline
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Friday, 18 August 2017

A quick tutorial

If you are a regular visitor to my blog you might remember a series of Z-fold cards that I created for Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine.

As part of the commission I created two step by step tutorials and as the magazine is no longer available I thought I would share one of them on my blog.

This is the finished card, it is a beginner design.


Score a 30 x 20 cm piece of card stock at 7.5 cm and 15 cm.


Trim 5 cm from the card stock to create two separate panels.


Valley fold both pieces of card stock along the 15 cm score line and mountain fold along the 7.5 cm score line.


Rotate the smaller panel and cover the front panels with pattered paper, I always leave a narrow border around the outside.


Adhere the narrower strip to the card front to form the 'Z' shape.


Decorate as desired.


I hope this step by step is helpful to those of you that haven't created a Z-fold card yet.

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Pauline
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Thursday, 17 August 2017

Enjoy the moment

I've managed to make a card for this weeks Less is More challenge, it's the dreaded One Layer week and the theme is Vehicle.  As soon as a saw the theme this fun Gruffie image leapt into my mind


I have gone completely digital again, I copied my image into word and added a Pink Petticoat sentiment.


The doodled border was also created in Word.


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

Less is More Challenge #341 - OLC Vehicle
Digitally Made Challenge 4 - Pets/Animals
House-Mouse and Friends Challenge 247 -Anything BUT a card/Anything Goes

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Pauline
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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Thanks for everything

I was invited to join the Quick Cards Made Easy Reader Design Team again this month and was sent the lovely Autumn themed bonus papers to create a card.

My card is on the Quick Cards Facebook page and should be in the digital edition of the magazine.


The papers and sentiment are from the bonus papers, I just added some co-ordinating card stock.


The flowers are a Joy Crafts stamp, I fussy cut them and layered them up - I created the card candy by die cutting some small circles and adding 3D Crystal Lacquer.


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Pauline
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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

A Very Special Friend

This is the second card that I have created using the stamp from this months Craftwork Cards Stamp Club - I decided to subscribe to the stamp club because I really want to do more stamping and I thought this might encourage me - it is obviously working!


I decided to paper piece the pretty flower this time, the sentiment is the second one in the kit.


The polka dot papers are from Bearly Mine Designs, sadly no longer trading and the border is a Fiskars punch.


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Pauline
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Monday, 14 August 2017

Poinsettias & Holly

It's time for a new challenge at Ooh La La Creations and the theme for the next fortnight is Flowers chosen by Michelle. I have created a Christmas card using a super image and papers from the Ooh La La Creations Christmas Presence CD.


This is one of my favourite Christmas CDs, there are thirty beautiful collections on it.  The Poinsettia image and papers are both from the CD, I layered everything on red card stock and then gold card stock.


The sentiment and pearls are from my stash.  I also decorated the inside of my card to match with the same papers.


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 Flowers Challenge.

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Pauline
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Sunday, 13 August 2017

Intricate Snowman

This is the final card that I created for this months Di-cutting essentials magazine, this time I have used the Intricut Intricate Snowman Die.


I used the Carta Bella Winter Fun Paper Collection again, I distressed the edges and this time I decided to inlay the snowman in some blue card stock.


This sentiment is from LOTV, the ribbon and pearls are from my stash.


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Pauline
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Saturday, 12 August 2017

Enjoy your Birthday

I created this card for last weeks Less is More challenge, unfortunately I didn't manage to get it finished in time - I have been having a sort out in my craft room!


I decided to subscribe to the Craftwork Cards Stamp Club, I really want to do more stamping and I thought this might encourage me - this beautiful flower is in this months kit.


I created the background with my Distress Oxide inks, the sentiment is part of the stamp set - there are two.


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

Pauline
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Friday, 11 August 2017

Made with Love

I have actually managed to make another card with my Love from Lizi August card kit in August - I have never managed to use a kit in the month that I received it before!


Again everything used to create my card is from the kit with the exception of the Kraft card stock, some buttons tied with twine and some distress ink.


The 'made with love' die is part of the kit, I cut it from both red and gold card stock and inlaid the gold die cut into the negative space on the red card stock before cutting it out with my Sizzix heart die.


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Pauline
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Thursday, 10 August 2017

Intricate Penguin

This is card number four from the collection that I created for this months Di-cutting essentials magazine, this time I have used the Intricut Intricate Penguin die.


I die cut him from black card stock and attached him to a piece of white card stock. I them trimmed around the outside and coloured him with ProMarkers.


The papers and sentiment are from the Carta Bella Winter Fun Paper Collection again. I cut the banner with my Die-namics Fishtail Flags Die and embossed it with my Sara Davies Contemporary Christmas Elegant Snowfall Embossing Folder. The Ribbon and twine are from my stash.


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Pauline
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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

With Love

This is another just for fun card made using the Love From Lizi July Card Kit, the papers are so pretty in this kit.


Everything used to create my card is from the kit including the black card stock that I used to make my card base and the sentiment.


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Pauline
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Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Winter Smiles

This is the third card that I created for this months Di-cutting essentials magazine, this time I have used the Intricut Intricate Stag Die again.


The papers are from the Carta Bella Winter Fun Paper Collection and I used my Cuttlebug Sledding Embossing Folder on the circle.


I also used my Die-namics Fishtail Flags Die, Tattered Lace Circle Dies and Tim Holtz Snowflake Rosette Die.  The star buttons and twine are from my stash.


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Pauline
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