Thursday, 30 June 2011

Side by side forever

Good afternoon, today I am sharing a card I have made for a new challenge blog 'FETCH A SKETCH'.  I love sketch challenges so was really pleased to find a new one to play along with.

My card is an anniversary card for my husband, I hope he appreciates the humour.  The image is 'Side by Side', one of the Meet the Gleanies range from Joanna Sheen, I've coloured it using ProMarkers.  I've had these stamps hanging around for a while now (where have I heard that before!) and never found a use for them.


I used my lovely new Beach Bum papers from Fancy Pants layered onto core'dinations card stock.   To embellish my card I stamped and coloured a couple of extra hats and added some buttons from my stash.  Full details of everything I have used are detailed below.

I have decorated the inside of my card to complement the front.



Image:  Joanna Sheen Meet the Gleanies - Side by Side
Papers:  Fancy Pants - Beach Bum        
Card stock:  Core'dinations,
Tools:  Spellbinders - Ric Rac Diamond Border and Ribbon Banners, X-Cut corner punch
Embellishments:  buttons and raffia from stash
Sentiment:  Joanna Sheen Meet the Gleanies - Side by Side

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Fetch A Sketch Challenge 1
Sweet Stampin' - Something Old, Something New (New - papers, Old - rubber stamp)

Hope you're all having a great week and thanks stopping by.

Pauline
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Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Taekwondo Boy

I've made this card for my son's birthday, he is really into Taekwondo and Korean Kick Boxing at the moment and I thought this little image from LOTV would be just right.  I coloured the image with ProMarkers and used purple core'dinations card stock because his belt is currently purple with a gold stripe.  I have followed Donalda's sketch over on this weeks LOTV Challenge.



I used my Spellbinders Large Pinking Circles to cut the image, mat, sentiment and corners.  I first saw these dies over on Edna's blog 'Another day, another card', they're really good for male cards.  I stamped the sentiment onto core'dinations card stock and had to emboss it to make it show up, unfortunately it hasn't photographed very well.  All of the edges have been distressed and to finish I added some buttons from my stash.  Full details of everything I have used are detailed below.

I have decorated the inside of my card to match the front.




Image:  LOTV Karate Kid
Papers:  Hocus Pocus and Beach Bum        
Card stock:  Core'dinations,
Tools:  Spellbinders - Large Pinking Circles and Ric Rac Diamond Border 
Embellishments:  buttons and raffia from stash
Sentiment:  LOTV Circular Sentiment

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

LOTV Challenge 102 - Sketch by Donalda
Here Come The Boy's Challenge 5 - Spots and Stripes
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge 40 - T is for ...... Taekwondo
Sweet Stampin' - Something Old, Something New - New LOTV Karate Kid stamp, Old LOTV Circular Sentiment stamp and buttons

Thank you for stopping by and taking a look, I hope you like my card and I would really like to hear what you think.

Pauline
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Monday, 27 June 2011

Friends Forever

Good morning all, this is another little card I've made using my Double Sprinkles of Kraft CD by Polka Doodles and Willow Designs., both the image and the backing papers are from the CD.




I've tried to make this card 'Shabby Chic', but I find this style very hard.  I used core'dinations card stock and distressed the edges, then I punched some little flowers using the core'dinations and backing papers, gave them a good scrunch and topped them with some little buttons I had hanging around.  Finally I stamped a sentiment on an oddment of Kraft card and then inked and distressed the edges of that as well.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.



I have decorated the inside of my card to match the front.



Image:  Double Sprinkles of Kraft
Papers:  Double Sprinkles of Kraft
Card stock:  Core'dinations,
Tools:  Spellbinders - Labels Twelve, Punch Bunch flower punches 
Embellishments:  buttons from Wild Orchid Crafts and stash, cord from stash
Sentiment:  Crafter's Companion Humphrey's Corner

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

Wild Orchid Challenge 26 - Shabby Chic Friendship

Thank you so much for looking today.

Pauline
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Friday, 24 June 2011

You Brighten My Day

I really am cutting it fine tonight, this is my card for the Sketch Saturday Challenge which closes tonight.  I have chosen the Teddy Bea image 'When you wish upon a star' and teamed it up with some First Edition papers.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.



I have added several die cut stars as embellishments and edged everything in gold.  The tag is an idea that I got from Bente's DT card.  The inside of my card is decorated to complement the front.


Image: Teddy Bea 'Wish upon a star'
Papers: First Edition 'Love letters'
Tools:  Spellbinders - Scalloped Ovals and Scalloped Circles, Die-namics Stars
Embellishments: ribbon from stash
Sentiment:  LOTV

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

Teddy Bo Challenge 12 - Bling it on
The Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge 9 - Pink and Cream

Thank you for looking.

Pauline
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Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Flutterby Winnie

I'm a bit late tonight, been having loads of problems inserting images on blogger, I don't think I'm alone there!

However, at last it would appear that I have succeeded so this is another card using the gorgeous Winnie Owl images from my Double Sprinkles of Kraft CD by Polka Doodles and Willow Designs.  I just love the pastel colours of these images and printable Kraft papers.

This card is my entry for the Polka Doodles Challenge - All of a Flutter.


I'm sure you've noticed it's rather 'pink' and girlie which is a little unusual for me.  I added some die cut and glittered butterflies to tie in with the 'All of a Flutter' theme.



And I have decorated the inside of my card to complement the front.


Image:  Double Sprinkles of Kraft
Papers:  Double Sprinkles of Kraft
Card stock:  Core'dinations,
Tools:  Spellbinders - Classic Squares, Fleur De Lis Squares and Fleur De Lis Accents,
Die-namics Butterflies
Embellishments: Lace, ribbon, gems and glitter from stash
Sentiment:  LOTV Tags,  LOTV Words for Tags

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

Delicious Doodles Challenge 30 - Things that Flutter
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Things with wings

Thank you for coming by to look.

Pauline
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Tuesday, 21 June 2011

So Sweet!

This is the card I have made to enter into the Willow Sketchie Challenge.  I was looking around my favourite blogs trying to find some inspiration when I found this challenge on CLAIREBEARS blog, thank you Clairebears.

I've had the 'Double Sprinkles of Kraft' CD by Polka Doodles and Willow Designs since it launched but have not got around to using it, where have I heard that before!  The lovely little Winnie images are drawn by Sharon Armstrong who is the designer and owner of Willow Designs.  I just love these images, check out all the fantastic things over at http://www.willowdesignstamps.com/.

I have used an image and backing papers from my Double Sprinkles of Kraft CD and followed this weeks sketch.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.



I have decorated the inside of my card to complement the front.


Image:  Double Sprinkles of Kraft
Papers:  Double Sprinkles of Kraft
Card stock:  Core'dinations,
Tools:  Spellbinders - Scalloped Circles and Standard Circles, Die-namics Butterflies (on inside)
Embellishments: Flowers and ribbon from stash, card candi from Polka Doodles
Sentiment:  LOTV Tags,  LOTV Words for Tags

They also have a DT call over at the Willow Sketchie Challenge blog, so pop over and have a look.

Thank you for looking today.

Pauline
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Monday, 20 June 2011

Me and my Guitar

This is my card for this weeks LOTV Challenge – Bring on The Music.  I love these new boy stamps and to tie in with the music theme I have chosen to use 'Playing Guitar', I'm not quite sure if the little dog is singing along or howling - let's hope he's singing!


I used my BoBunny ' U Bug Me' papers and die cut and ribbled some little stars for embellishments, I find it so difficult to find things to embellish boy's cards.  The music sheet is from an old set of Hunkydory papers.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

I decorated the inside of my card to complement the front.



Image:  LOTV Playing Guitar
Papers:  BoBunny - U Bug Me!, Hunkydory -  Last Night at The Prom's
Cardstock  Core'dinations,
Tools:  Spellbinders - Wonky Squares, Die-namics - Stacking Stars
Embellishments: button, ribbon and string from stash
Sentiment:  LOTV Tags,  LOTV Words for Tags

I would also like to enter this card into Bearly Mine Challenge 12 - Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by - I hope you have a great week.

Pauline
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Thursday, 16 June 2011

Yum! Yum!

Good evening all, I'm a bit late with my card tonight but I got here in the end.  This is the card I've made for my Dad for Father's Day, he has an allotment and has a constant battle with rabbits and mice eating everything he plants, so I think this image is quite apt.


The image is from Joanna Sheen's House Mouse 'Spring is Mice' collection, I just love these little mice and all the antics they get up to.  I made the sentiment tag by tracing a label shape and cutting it in white card and then backing it with the same orange core'dinations card stock I have used to mat the image and backing papers.  I had to mask the stamp and stamp it in two halves because it was in one long strip and I wanted it to fit into the tag that I had made.  Full details of everything I have used are listed blow.

I have decorated the inside of my card to complement the front.



Image:  Joanna Sheen House Mouse 'Spring is Mice'
Papers:  DCWV 'The Green Stack'
Tools:  Spellbinders Borderabilities 'Ric Rac Diamond Border', Ribbler
Embellishments: buttons and raffia from stash
Sentiment:  hand cut label and Joanna Sheen 'Faye Whittaker' rubber stamp

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Dads & Lads
Sentimental Sundays Challenge 59 - Father's Day or a Masculine card

I think that's about it for this evening, thank you for dropping in.

Pauline
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Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Shoes in Bloom

This is a card  I was asked to make by my Mother in Law for my Sister in Law, not an easy task trying to keep them both happy.  This would not have been my first choice for my Sister in Law, I would have chosen a more modern image, but I thought it was something that they would both like.
 


Everything I have used is from the Ooh La La Creations Shoes in Bloom CD with the exception of the sentiment which I cut from an old card that I had.

I am going to enter this card into the CD Sunday Challenge - If the Shoe Fits

Thank you for coming by today, I hope to see you again soon.

Pauline
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Sunday, 12 June 2011

Computer Fun

This week it is LOTV's 100th challenge and the theme is 'ANYTHING GOES'.  This is the card I am going to enter, I love these little boy images, this one is called 'Computer Fun'.  I have used my echo park 'Little Boy Collection papers and Core'dinations card stock.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.


I have decorated the inside of my card to complement the front, I always seem to do this now, I think it looks much nicer than a printed insert.


I have added a  charm and two little tags, one with Happy Birthday on it and a second one with a special little boy's name as this is a card for his birthday.



Image:  LOTV Computer Fun
Papers:  ECHO PARK Little Boy
Tools:  Spellbinders Labels 12
Embellishments: buttons, charm and thread from stash
Sentiment:  computer generated


I am also going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Creative Inspirations Challenge 61 - Father's Day or a card for the Man in your life
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy - Father's Day and/or Masculine Colours/Theme
Sketch Saturday

Thank you for looking and I hope to see you again soon.

Pauline
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Friday, 10 June 2011

Humphrey Competition

I made this card using my new Humphrey's Corner stamps from Crafter's Companion, he is just so adorable!  I am going to enter it into the Crafter's Companion Humphrey Competition - they've already started work on the next set in the Humphrey range and are giving everyone a chance to win the new set.  I used ProMarkers to colour him and finally took the plunge and cut into my gorgeous My Minds Eye Abbey Road papers.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.


I used Punch Bunch punches to make the matching flowers and topped them with some buttons from my stash.


I have decorated the inside of my card to complement the front.


Image:  Crafter's Companion Humphrey's Corner
Papers/Card Stock:  My Minds Eye - Abbey Road, Core'dinations
Tools:  Spellbinders Big Scalloped Ovals and Labels D
Embellishments:  buttons, raffia, pearls, lace and ribbon from stash, Punch Bunch flower punches
Sentiment:  Crafter's Companion Humphrey's Corner

I love these cute little stamps and think there will be many more Humphrey cards on the way.

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Lace and Ribbons

Thank you for stopping by today, please come back again.

Pauline
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Thursday, 9 June 2011

At the Seaside

This is the card I made my lovely Mother for her 82nd Birthday, I just love these Faye Whittaker decoupage sheets from Joanna Sheen, they are suitable for all occasions and I find I turn to them again and again for both my Mum and my  Mother in Law.  This particular image is from 'At the Seaside' and I have used backing papers from one of my Bearly Mine Designs Cd's.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.


I have decorated the inside of the card to complement the front.



Image:  Joanna Sheen - Fay Whittaker 'At the Seaside'
Papers:  Bearly Mine Designs
Tools:  Spellbinders Scalloped Circles and Standard Circles
Embellishments:   flowers and leaves - Wild Orchid Crafts and Joanna Sheen, ribbon and lace from stash
Sentiment: computer generated

I'm not entering this card into any challenges as I made it especially for my dear Mum.

Thank you for looking today.

Pauline
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Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Give Us A Hug

This is the card I have made for this weeks Teddy Bo Challenge and it sure was a challenge.  I thought I would try a Centre Step Card as this weeks challenge is Shaped Cards - no squares or rectangles allowed.  It looked quite easy on the tutorial I found on the splitcoaststampers site but it certainly kept me quiet for a while.  I used my lovely new Memory Box Valise papers and Teddy Bo 61 - Bo Scared!! Bo needs a cuddle.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.



I have decorated the inside of my card to complement the front.




Please excuse my photography, this is not the easiest style of card to photograph for the inexperienced.

Image:  Teddy Bo 61 - Bo Scared!! Bo needs a cuddle
Papers:  Memory Box Valise
Tools:  Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Ovals
Embellishments:  buttons, string and ribbon from stash
Sentiment:   Memory Box Valise and rub-on from stash

Thank you for looking.

Pauline
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Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Hi everyone, this is a little card I made for my eldest to give his Dad for Father's Day.  It's quite difficult to find images for a 15 year old boy to give, but this is quite appropriate because my husband likes to think he's a bit of a chef and he loves Italian food.


  I used a digi stamp and backing papers from The Paper Shelter and followed this weeks Sketch Saturday sketch.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

The corner was part of the sketch and I added the little button for extra detail.


I decorated the inside of my card to complement the front.


Image:  The Paper Shelter - Trattoria Chef
Papers:  The Paper Shelter
Tools:  Spellbinders Classic Squares
Embellishments:  buttons, corrugated card and raffia from stash
Sentiment:  computer generated

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

Sketch Saturday - Week 158
Here Come The Boys Challenge 3 - Father's Day/Hubby/Partner

Thank you for looking at my blog today, I hope to see you again soon.

Pauline
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Sunday, 5 June 2011

Fairy Wishes

Good evening, the boys went to watch football today so I've had a lovely quiet day crafting.

For todays card I've used a lovely LOTV image from the die cut sheet called ' Thistledown Fairy'.


I used a gold colour Core'dinations card stock to back some free papers from Serif and sanded the edges to tone it down a little.  To add a little interest to the plain green paper I embossed it with my cuttlebug daisy pattern folder.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

I kept the little flowers that were punched out with the Martha Stewart punch and glazed them with a little Crystal Lacquer to add interest in two of the corners.



The card is finished with flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and a sentiment attached with some ribbon from my stash.


Finally I decorated the inside of my card to co-ordinate with the front.



Image:   LOTV Thistledown Fairy
Papers: Serif Picnic in the Park
Tools:  Martha Stewart Flower Shower Punch, Cuttlebug Daisy Pattern Embossing Folder
Embellishments:   flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts, Punch Bunch Fern, ribbon from stash
Sentiment:  CREAlies Creative Shapes Die with rub-on sentiment from stash
 
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
 
Wild Orchid Challenge 24 - Embossed Layers
Crafty Callendar June Challenge - Things With Wings!
 
Thank you for looking at my blog today.
 
Pauline
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Thursday, 2 June 2011

Sailor Shirt

This card was my first ever attempt at stamping.  I had been card making for about a year when I watched Joanna Sheen demonstrating some new stamps on TV.  They were her Faye Whitaker Rubber Stamps and I bought three, Kite, Dolly and this one Sailor Shirt.  My first love was always decoupage but these stamps changed that completely, I spend most of my time stamping now and my collection grows by the day.  I think my colouring has improved considerably and my inking around the edges certainly has, I never could get on with Cut-N-Dry so I use blusher brushes now, they give me a much more even effect.



Image and Sentiment:  Joanna Sheen Fay Whitaker Collection - Sailor Shirt
Papers:  NitWit - In the Meadow Collection (free with craft mag)
Embellishments:  raffia from stash

I would like to enter this card into the Shopping Our Stash Challenge 2 - Oldies but Goodies!

Thanks for looking.

Pauline
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