Sunday, March 29, 2015

Birthday Wishes

I have made this card for this weeks CD Sunday Challenge - Carol has chosen 'Sentiment' as the theme.

I have used a sentiment stamp from Memory Box for my card,
the CD element is the papers from Joanna Sheen's Precious Petals CD.


Quite a simple card really, perfect to just pop in the post.


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

The CD Sunday Challenge - Sentiment
QKR Stampede Challenge 132 - Add a Sentiment
Digitally Sweet Challenge 133 - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge 6 - Anything Goes
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge 73 - Anything Goes With A Twist - Add A Sentiment

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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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Pink Chloe

This is the second of two DT posts today, if you are looking for my Di's Digi Designs DT card you can find it HERE.

It's time for a new challenge over at A Gem of a Challenge and the theme is Shaped cards - Anything but a Square chosen by Sue.

I decided to make a stepper card and matching gift bag using the sweet Chloe in Knitted Hat card kit and Chloe in Hat printable large gift bag


Everything you need comes in the kits and they are so easy to make up - just print them out and follow the instructions.


Chloe has been decoupaged and I cut out some butterflies to embellish the card.


The gift bag is a good size, lots of room for a present.

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:

Fussy and Fancy Challenge 135 - Girly
In the Pink Challenge 65 - Lots of Layers
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 220 - Boys & Girls Come Out To Play

Make sure you pop over to the A Gem of a Challenge blog and join us for our Shaped cards 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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Spring Hedgehogs

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

I have used the fabulous Hedgehog Popsy Daisy image, I coloured my image with ProMarkers and used papers from Nitwit Designs.


My sentiment is from Craftwork Cards and I used Crafter's Companion dies to cut the frame and corner.


Our fabulous sponsor this week is:

 
SVG Attic :: Welcome

The prize is be a gift voucher to their shop.
Winner Pays Shipping if any.

Don't forget if you use one of Di's images you have a chance to win 2 images from Di's Digi Stamps in addition to the sponsor prize.

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

Graph'It Colour Challenge 13 - Springtime
Polkadoodles Challenge Week 13 - Use a Die
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge 137 - Make Your Mark
Aud Sentiments Challenge 128 - Anything Goes plus a Sentiment

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 Spring is Here challenge.

Pauline
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Friday, March 27, 2015

Times Gone By - Another Sneak Peak

Today I am here to share a another card made using the fabulous new Crafter's Companion collection called Times Gone By - it is launching as Pick of the Week on Create and Craft today.  I didn't join the team in time to be included in this launch but I couldn't resist having a play with this wonderful CD.


There are so many gorgeous images in this collection and there are lots that are suitable for the men in our lives - I think this card will go to my Brother-in-Law.  There are two CD's and four sets of stamps - everything on my card, with the exception of the card candy comes from CD1.


I have used elements from the Topper Companions and Co-ordinating Papers, I also used a die from the Die'sire Decorative Corner 1 set and Core'dinations card stock.


So make sure you tune in to Create and Craft at 12pm today for the Pick of the Week, you definitely will not want to miss this fabulous collection, you might like to pop over to the gallery and take a look at the gorgeous DT inspiration.

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

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge 12 - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge 128 - Anything Goes + A Sentiment
WordArt Wednesdays Challenge 176 - Anything Goes
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - Animals

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, March 25, 2015

Times Gone By - Sneak Peak

I have some wonderful news to share today - those of you on Facebook will probably already know this but a little while ago I received a wonderful e-mail from Emma Welsh from Crafter's Companion to say that I had been chosen to join their Design Team, such fantastic news.

Today I am here to share a card made using the fabulous new collection, called Times Gone By, that is launching as Pick of the Week on Create and Craft this Friday.


There are two CD's and four sets of stamps - everything on my card, with the exception of the three little pearls, comes from CD1.


I have used elements from the Design Sets, The Card Companions, The Topper Companions and an Insert using the Verse Writer.  I also used a die from the Die'sire Waltz Frame set and Core'dinations card stock.


So make sure you tune in to Create and Craft for the Pick of the Week on Friday, you definitely will not want to miss this fabulous collection, you might like to pop over to the gallery and take a look at the gorgeous DT inspiration.

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

Crafting from the Heart Challenge  - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge 254 - Always Anything Goes
Digi Sketch Challenge - Sketch and/or Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door Challenge - 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, March 24, 2015

Together Forever

Today I am sharing the card that I have made for this weeks Less is More Challenge, it's theme week and the theme is - CASE a DT card


I decided to CASE Sarah's gorgeous card and go with the Wedding theme.


I have used a similar layout and colour scheme for my card but decided on a very simple design.


The large hearts were cut using a Sizzix die and the top one was embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.  The small hearts have been cut using a Lawn Fawn die and I have added 3D Crystal Lacquer to them.  The sentiment is a Docrafts Papermania stamp, stamped with Hero Arts Silver Shadow Ink.

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

Less is More Week - CASE a DT Card
Get Creative Challenge 11 - Use a Die Cut
TIME OUT Challenge 27 - Clean and Simple
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge 72 - Anything Goes/add some Hearts
AAA Cards Game 35 - Bare Naked CAS


Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, I much appreciate you taking the time to pop in.
Pauline
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Monday, March 23, 2015

Spring Flowers

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

I have gone for the Anything Goes option with my card and used an adorable image from Joanna Sheen's Spring Stamp set and coloured it with ProMarkers.


My papers are from Nitwit Collections and the sentiment is from Pink Petticoat.


This is the card that America would like us to CASE:


Our fabulous sponsor for this challenge is:


We also have an ADDITIONAL Surprise PRIZE from America.

Please check the challenge blog for full details.

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

Robyn`s Fetish Challenge 256 - Add a Bow
The Corrosive Challenges 220 - Our Animal Friends
Alphabet Challenge - C is for Cute and Cuddly
QKR Stampede Challenge 131 - Think Spring
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 135 - Spring Has Sprung ……
One Stitch At A Time Challenge 233 - Anything Goes with NATURE
613 Avenue Create Challenge 116 - Anything Goes/Optional Twist: Purple
Gruffies and Guests Challenge 15 - Anything Goes with the Option of Flowers and 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 CASE This Card challenge.






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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Wishing you

This is the fourth and final card that was published in this months Creative Cardmaking magazine.  I was commissioned to create four clean and simple cards this time and was given a colour scheme to use - I always find the colour scheme the most difficult part to adhere to.


For this card I used an Avery Elle sentiment and dies from Sue Wilson and My Favorite Things.


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

Brown Sugar Challenge 138 - Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge Week 11 - Birthdays TIME OUT Challenge 27 - Clean and Simple
Digi Choosday Challenge 11 - Anything But a Square Card
Seize The Birthday Challenge - Birthday + Topping: Focus On The Sentiment

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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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Giveaway Winner

A big thank you to everyone that entered my little magazine giveaway, I was surprised at just now many people took the time to enter, your support is much appreciated.

I used RANDOM.ORG to choose the winner and the number that came up is:


#23 - Pia

Pia would you please contact me at cotnob@hotmail.co.uk with your details so that I can pop your magazine in the post.

I will have more magazines to give away in the future and also next month is my Birthday so watch this space!

Many thanks.

Pauline
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Friday, March 20, 2015

CAS Christmas

It's time for a new challenge at Winter Wonderland and the theme this week is:

Warm Winter Wishes

Now that we are in March you have to make a Christmas card to enter our challenge,

I have used an adorable Topper from LOTV,  I spent ages hunting around for papers to use and couldn't decide on any so I have gone with a really CAS design.


I used my Tattered Lace Rectangle dies to cut the frame from red card stock and added some glitter to his hat.  My sentiment is from Pink Petticoat with a small heart gem added to dot the 'i'.


This week we are sponsored by:




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

The ABC Challenge - F is for Festive
Cuttlebug Mania Challenge - Use a Frame
2 Cute Ink Challenge 125 - Glitter
The Corrosive Challenge 220 - Our Animal Friends
Crimbo Crackers Challenge 76 - No Printed Paper
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 220 - Use Some Black
Crafty Catz Challenge #271 - No Design Papers
Sparkle N Sprinkle March Challenge - Anything Goes with Loose Glitter

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 Warm Winter Wishes challenge.

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

Pauline
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A little Giveaway

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I have a card and a little Giveaway to share today.

First my card, this is another of the cards that were recently published in Creative Cardmaking Magazine.


This one uses two of my favourite dies - the Spellbinders Curved border and Die-namics Happy Birthday die along with some pretty Nitwit papers.


Now for the little giveaway, I have an unopened copy of the latest Creative Cardmaking magazine complete with the free gift - a pretty paper pack and some wooden pegs.


If you would like to win the magazine just make sure you follow my blog and add your link to the linky,  I will post worldwide

The giveaway will remain open for the next week, I will use RANDOM.ORG to choose the winner.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Birthday Flower

Good morning everyone, today I am sharing another of my cards that was published in this months Creative Cardmaking magazine.


For this card I used Sue Wilson dies along with a Pink Petticoat sentiment.



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

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge 136 -  Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Happy Anything
WordArt Wednesdays Challenge 175  - Anything Goes
Natalie and Amy's Challenge 30 - Flowers
DTBST Challenge 273 - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays March Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Moments Challenge 64 - Anything Goes/For Special Lady/Mum

There is still time to enter my little giveaway, I have an unopened copy of the latest Creative Cardmaking magazine complete with the free gift - a pretty paper pack and some wooden pegs.


You will find full details of how to enter HERE.

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, March 18, 2015

Ceridwen

It's time for a new challenge at Crafting for all Seasons and the theme for this fortnight is Pastel Hues.

I have made a card using a gorgeous image called Ceridwen kindly provided by our sponsor for this challenge - ArtbyMiran.


I have coloured her with ProMarkers and my papers are from Bearly Mine Designs.  The seam binding and gems are from my stash.


Our sponsor for this challenge is:


Fabulous Sponsor 2015

Prize: 3 digital images

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

Aurora Wings Challenge 13 - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts March Challenge  - Spring Colours
Digi Sketch Challenge - Sketch and/or Theme: Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenge 15 - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door Challenge -  Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge - Buttons or Bows
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge 74 - Anything Goes with a twist: Make It Square

Thank you for calling this morning, make sure you pop over to the Craftng for all Seasons challenge blog and join in with our Pastel Hues challenge.

Pauline
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Easter Bunny

This is my card for this Weeks Less is More Challenge, it's one layer week and the theme is: Include an Animal.

I have used a fun Easter Image from Bugaboo called Bunny Block Trio and a sentiment from Pink Petticoat for my card.


I coloured my image with ProMarkers using soft pastel colours and heavy card stock so that the colours don't show through.


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

Less is More Week 215 - One Layer
Without Words March Challenge - Easter
Simply Create Too Challenge 81 - Easter or Bunnies
As You Like it Challenge - Favourite Stamp or Digi & Why (Digi stamps are my favourite because you can size them to fit your project)

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today, please leave a comment so that I can come and visit you.

Pauline
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Monday, March 16, 2015

House-Mouse Birthday

This is my second DT post today, if you are looking for my Ooh La La Creations card you can find it HERE.

It's time for a new challenge at the House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge, our theme is: CASE This Card, chosen by America - 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 lots of adorable images from some of Joanna Sheen's Cardmaking Collection Pads and cut them all out with Tattered Lace Circle Dies


The sentiment is also from one of the Cardmaking Pads and the white panel was embossed with a Crafter's Companion Die'sire Dot embossing folder.


This is the card that America would like us to CASE:


Our fabulous sponsor for this challenge is:


We also have an ADDITIONAL Surprise PRIZE from America.

Please check the challenge blog for full details.

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

Eclectic Ellapu Pink Challenge - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge 220 - Our Animal Friends
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 364 - Celebrate
Crafting From The Heart Challenge 51 - 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 CASE This Card challenge.






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