Thursday, 29 September 2011

Christmas Shopping

Another week has passed and it's time for a new Willow Sketchie Challenge.  This week it's Kelly's turn and she would like you to make an easel card or a tent card and of course there is her sketch to follow.  This is my tent card


We all used the fab Walter and Winnie does Christmas CD again and I chose to use the Winnie Christmas Shopping Decoupage set and also some backing papers from the CD.

This is Kelly's sketch:



As you can see I rotated the sketch this week, it's ok to do that, you can also re-size it or flip it if you like and add any additional embellishments you choose.

I used core'dinations card stock and I have distressed the edges a little.  Then I cut the image out using a circle nestie and also cut a hole in the front of the card with the same nestie, I used my scalloped circle and circle nesties to cut a frame from core'dinations card stock and sanded it to show the embossing.  The sentiment circle is also cut using the scalloped circle nestie, sanded and then stamped with a sentiment from Creative Expressions.  The ribbon and ric rac is from my stash.

This view shows the tent effect a bit better and as you can see I used the same paper on the inside of my card.


Image and Papers: Walter and Winnie does Christmas CD -Winnie Christmas Shopping
Tools:  Spellbinders - Scalloped Circle and Standard Circle
Embellishments:  ric rac and ribbon from stash
Sentiment:  Creative Expressions

We have another fantastic prize on offer this week:



So come on, pop over to the Willow Sketchie Challenge Blog, have a look at what the other DT members have created and enter this weeks challenge.

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

Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge - Fall and/or Fancy Folds
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge 53 -  2 more more ribbons/twine/lace/fabric
Scrap Creations - It's a girl thing
Celebrate the Occasion Challenge 32 - Any Occasion (must use ribbon)
One Stitch at a Time Challenge 81 - Favorites (Pink, Willow Designs, Scalloped Cards)

Thank you for looking, please leave me a comment I would love to know what you think.

Pauline

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Flopsie Bunny

This is a card I made using my Polka Doodles Paper Boutique Volume 1 CD, this is really out of my comfort zone, usually I only make 6 inch square cards but I felt like a challenge and in the end I quite enjoyed myself.  The only problem is I now need to make a box to put it in and I'm notoriously lazy about making boxes.



I have lined the inside of the card with papers from the CD and added a label to write a sentiment on.


The back of the card is also decorated and I just love the little fluffy tail.


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

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 91 - A hard theme! (It was certainly hard for me not making a standard 6 inch card)
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays  - Favourite Colour- Pink (on inside of card and the little heart)

Don't forget to pop over to the Willow Sketchie Challenge Blog  and have a go at this weeks challenge, there's a great prize on offer this week.
Thank you for looking, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Pauline
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Sunday, 25 September 2011

Birthday Cupcake

Hi all, I hope everyone has had a lovely weekend, mine was quiet but nice, plenty of time for crafting.  I'm trying to get lots of Christmas cards ready for the Christmas Fair I've managed to get a table at.

This is another card that I made for my son to give to a friend for her birthday, I've never known a boy be invited to so many birthday parties.


Both the image and papers are from The Paper Shelter, I used core'dinations card stock and some flowers from my stash.  The border and corner are both Marianne CreaTables dies.

As usual I decorated the inside of the card to match the front


Image and Papers:  The Paper Shelter - Birthday Cupcake
Embellishments:  flowers from stash
Tools:  Spellbinders Reverse Wonky Rectangles, Marianne CreaTables LR0134 and LR0143
 
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
 
Shopping Our Stash Challenge - No colouring allowed!
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge 51 - Time for a Kids Challenge
Lexi's Creations Challenge 49 - A Card for a Child
 
Don't forget to pop over to the Willow Sketchie Challenge Blog  and have a go at this weeks challenge, there's a great prize on offer this week.
 
Thank you for looking, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Pauline
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Saturday, 24 September 2011

Christmas Fun

Good afternoon, I hope you all have a lovely weekend planned, I'm going to have a quiet one this week to make up for last weeks busy one.

I have made this card to enter into this months Crafter's Companion challenge and the theme this time is Christmas Wishes.  I thought I would try something different from the usual square card that I normally make, big mistake, I just don't seem to be able to get the proportions right for anything else any more.

Anyway this is my card


I used the Humphrey Christmas Decoupage kit, I do love these cute Humphrey images and I seem to be doing more and more decoupage at the moment, the papers are also part of the kit.  I used my favourite Core'dinations Whitewash for the base and also embossed a rectangle using a Darice embossing folder.  I die cut a sentiment label, added some ribbon and some snowflakes from my stash.

This inside of my card has also been decorated.



Image and Papers: Crafter's Companion - Humphrey Christmas Kit
Card Stock:  Core'dinations Whitewash 
Tools:  Crafter's Companion - Darice Embossing Folder, Spellbinders - Ribbon Tag Trio and Classic Squares (inside card)
Embellishments:  ribbon and snowflakes from stash
Sentiment: Joanna Sheen - House Mouse

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

Crafter's Companion Challenge 15 - Christmas Wishes
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Creature Comforts
Mark's Finest Papers Challenge Week 24 - Things with Wings (there are lots of little birds flying around the bird table)

Thank you for looking today, please leave me a comment, I would love to know what you think.

Pauline
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Thursday, 22 September 2011

Perfect Present

Good morning, it's Thursday again and that means a new Willow Sketchie Challenge.  This week Hazel has provided the sketch and we've been using the Walter and Winnie does Christmas CD.  Here is my card.


I used the 'Perfect Present' image and chose the decoupage option, the papers are also from the CD.  I just added some ribbon, buttons and a stamped sentiment to complete the card.

Here is the inside of my card


Image: Walter and Winnie does Christmas CD - Perfect Present Decoupage
Papers:  Walter and Winnie does Christmas CD
Tools:  Spellbinders - Classic Squares (inside card), CREAlies label
Embellishments:  buttons and ribbon from stash
Sentiment: LOTV

Just look at the fantastic prize that someone will win this week, all you need to do is enter the challenge and post this picture on your sidebar with a link back to the challenge.
So come on, pop over to the Willow Sketchie Challenge Blog, have a look at Hazel's sketch and enter this weeks challenge.

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

Don't forget to pop over to the Willow Sketchie Challenge Blog to see what the other DT members have created.

Thank you for looking, please leave me a comment I would love to know what you think.

Pauline
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Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Autumn Leaves

Good afternoon everyone, well those two weeks soon went, it's time for another Crafting for all Seasons Challenge and this is my card:


The theme this time is Sunset/Fall Colours and we are sponsored by Whimsy Stamps and  Sweet 'n Sassy and the prizes are:



and


3 digital images

The DT had some lovely images to work with from both Whimsy Stamps and Sweet 'n Sassy.  I chose the cute Sweet 'n Sassy image Rhubarb Picking Apples.  I used some My Mind's Eye papers I've had for a while and Core'dinations card stock.  The leaves were die cut using my Spellbinders Foliage die from a variety of odd scraps of Core'dinations and I coloured some seam binding to match.

This is the inside of my card that has been decorated with some more of the My Mind's Eye papers:


Image: Sweet 'n Sassy - Rhubarb Picking Apples
Papers:  My Mind's Eye - Bloom & Grow
Tools:  Spellbinders Foliage and Classic Squares (inside card)
Embellishments: seam binding from stash

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

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Creature Comforts
Ready-Teddy-Go Challenge 2 - Autumn Colours
Crafty Callendar Challenge - Let Sleeping Bears Lie
Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge - Animals
Crafty Purple Frog Challenge - Fall into fall
Simon Says Stamp - Dies to Die for

Thank you for looking, why don't you pop over and take a look at the wonderful creations the other DT members have made and have a go at the challenge.

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Pauline
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Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Willow Sketchie Grand Prize

I have some news to share with you, our next challenge on 22nd September will have a GRAND prize on offer and we would like you to spread the word.

To be in with a chance of winning this FANTASTIC prize you will need to enter the Willow Sketchie Challenge that starts on 22nd September and post this picture on your sidebar with a link to the store.

Thanks for looking.

Pauline
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P.S.  There is still time to enter this weeks challenge and win these lovely Willow Designs Digital Stamps.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Birthday Shopping

Good evening, I have a card today that I made for a friend on the Willow Sketchie DT.  It was her birthday last month so I hope she won't mind me posting it now.


The image and the papers are downloads from The Paper Shelter and I layered everything onto Kraft card.  I just love the pretty pinks and blues together.  I added some flowers and a ribbon from my stash and stamped a sentiment tag.

This is the inside of the card decorated to match the front.


Image and Papers:  The Paper Shelter - Shopping Girl
Embellishments:  flowers and ribbon from stash
Sentiment:  LOTV stamp, CREAlies tag

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

Don't forget to pop over to the Willow Sketchie Challenge Blog  and have a go at this weeks challenge.

Thank you for looking, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Pauline
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Friday, 16 September 2011

Aye, Aye, Pirate Fun

Good afternoon all, I hope you've all had a good week.

This is another card I've made for my eldest son to give to a friend for her birthday, yet another party he's been invited to.  This friend is a member of his Explorers group and last year their summer camp was on a Narrow Boat and they all had to dress as Pirates, hence the subject of the card.


I got out one of my Debbie More CD's and found some stripy backing paper in one of my NitWit Collections.  I used Kraft card as a base and cut a border from the same card using a spellbinders die, this has been topped with a ribbon strip from the CD.  The corrugated card and buttons came from my stash, I rolled some string to make a rope coil and topped it with a charm to finish the card.

This is the inside of my card decorated as usual.



Image: Debbi Moore Designs  - Funky Divas Kerry Jo CD
Papers:  NitWit - Aye, Aye Captain
, Tools:  Spellbinders - Ric Rac Diamond border, Labels 4. Scalloped Circles, Classic Squares (inside card)
Embellishments:  string, button and charm from stash
Sentiment:  Polka Doodles

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

CES Challenge 53 - Make it Magical or Spooky (I think my pirate girl is magical)
The Crazy Challenge 84 - Birthdays

Don't forget to pop over to the Willow Sketchie Challenge Blog  and have a go at this weeks challenge.

 
Thank you for looking, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Pauline
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Thursday, 15 September 2011

All I want for Christmas is .......

It's Thursday again and that means time for a new Willow Sketchie Challenge.  This week we have all used the 'All I Want For Christmas' image.  I used the ready coloured image again and just added some Flower Soft to Walter's hat and on the ground.


This week it is Anne-Marie's turn to host the challenge and this is the great sketch that she came up with
and this is the prize this week


I've been quite good again and followed the sketch closely.  I used NitWit Simple Joys papers and backed them onto core'dinations card stock, a simple ribbon and bow finish the card.

As usual I have decorated the inside of my card.



Image: Willow Designs - All I Want for Christmas
Papers:  NitWit - Simple Joys
Embellishments:  Flower Soft, seam binding from stash

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

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Things with Wings
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Sing It -  use a Song or Film tittle as Inspiration (All I Want for Christmas is......)
Digital Tuesday Challenge 128 - Celebrate the Season (Winter)
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges -  Eyes down for bingo (Digi image, Ribbon, 3 papers or layers)
Woodware USA Challenge 43 - Happy Holidays (Christmas)

Don't forget to pop over to the Willow Sketchie Challenge Blog to see what the other DT members have created and have a go at this weeks challenge.  Also take a look in the Willow Designs Shop, everything is FREE P&P.

Thank you for looking, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Pauline
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Sunday, 11 September 2011

Christmas Wishes from Popcorn

Good evening, I hope you all had a nice weekend.

This is a card that I've made for the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, they're celebrating their first birthday this week so pop over and join in with the celebrations.


The challenge is to make an Easel Card and I chose to use this cute Crafter's Companion Popcorn decoupage that was a free download some time back.  I printed it out a couple of times so that I could cut out an extra Poinsettia for an embellishment.  The backing paper was part of the download and I die cut a swirl from the same mat gold card that I used as a base.  A sentiment from my stash and a little glitter around the edge finish the card.

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

Top Tip Tuesday - Easel Card /Easel Box Card
Crafty Calender September Challenge - Let Sleeping Bears Lie!
Crafty Creations Challenge 135 - Anything but Square
Allsorts Challenge Week 120 - Flowers and Swirls
My Mums Craft Shop Challenge - Layer it Up

There is still time to enter the sketch challenge going on over at the Willow Sketchie Challenge Blog why don't you pop over and have a go.

Thank you for looking, please leave me a comment, I'd love to know what you think.

Pauline
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Thursday, 8 September 2011

Keeping Warm

Good morning all, it's time for a new Willow Sketchie challenge and this week it's Clairebears turn and we've all used the 'Keeping Warm' image.

Here is my card

I used the ready coloured image but changed some of the colours to match in with my papers, I kept to the sketch quite closely again this week.


I used my Floral Doily dies to cut the circle and border and as I didn't have any ribbon to match I coloured some seam binding with one of my Spectrum Noir pens.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

This is the inside of my card, I have decorated it to complement the front.


Image: Willow Designs - Keeping Warm
Papers:  NitWit - Cookin' Cookies
Tools:  Spellbinders - Floral Doily Motifs, Floral Doily Accent, Classic Squares (inside card)
Embellishments:  seam binding, button from stash

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

Shopping Our Stash SOS Challenge 16 - Birds, Bugs or Beasts (no people)
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel Challenge 19 - Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps Challenge 5 - Colour challenge (Green)
The Crazy Challenge 83 - Spots and/or Stripes

Don't forget to pop over to the Willow Sketchie Challenge Blog to see what the other DT members have created and have a go at this weeks challenge.  Also take a look in the Willow Designs Shop, everything is FREE P&P.

Thank you for looking, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Pauline
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Wednesday, 7 September 2011

CFAS DT Card - Cubbin' Around

Hi everyone, well those two weeks went so quickly, this is my second DT card for the Crafting for all Seasons Challenge.  The challenge this time is Birthday and our sponsor this time is Meljen's Designs, go and check out their shop there are some gorgeous images.

I chose to use this super cute image Cubbin' Around, I think it is suitable for all ages and both male and female cards.


I coloured the image with a combination of ProMarker and Spectrum Noir pens and used distress inks for the background.  The backing paper was a free download, sorry I can't remember where from and I coloured some seam binding for the bow.  The card stock is Core'dinations which I embossed and sanded back to give the grained effect.  A simple stamped sentiment finishes the card.

As usual I've decorated the inside of my card to complement the front.


Image:  Meljen's Designs - Cubbin' Around
Papers:  free download
Tools:  Spellbinders Classic Squares (inside card), Creative Expressions Bark Embossing Folder
Embellishments: seam binding from stash
Sentiment:  Polka Doodles

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

By the Cute & Girly September Challenge - All Things Bright and Beautiful
Prairie Fairy Challenge 60 - Inspired by a Book - I was inspired by my little boys book (I Love Reading - Tiger Cub)
My Time to Craft Challenge 156 - Just Between Friends
Happileigh Scrappin' Challenge 38 - Browns, Oranges and Yellow

Thank you for looking, why don't you pop over and take a look at the wonderful creations the other DT members have made.  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Pauline
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Monday, 5 September 2011

Christmas Hugs

Well, that's another weekend over, they just fly by so quickly.  This is a card that I've made to enter this weeks LOTV Challenge 110 - a sketch by Pops - it's a great sketch with loads of lovely layers.



I used one of the Christmas Girls Die Cut Designs and teamed it up with some NitWit papers.  I made some Poinsettia flowers with the My Craft Studio Embellishment Attic CD, I don't usually buy My Craft Studio CD's because I've been a little disappointed with them in the past, however I have to admit I'm quite pleased with this one.  I didn't have any red ribbon so I coloured some seam binding with a Ruby ProMarker.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below

This is the inside of my card.



Image:  LOTV - Christmas Girls Die Cut
Papers:  NitWit - Simple Joys, HOTP Forever Christmas Cards
Tools:  Spellbinders - Labels Twelve (inside card)
Embellishments:  My Craft Studio Embellishment Attic, seam binding from stash
Sentiment:  LOTV,  Creative Expressions

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

LOTV Challenge 110 - A Sketch By Pops
Paper Play Challenges Week 35  - Make your own Flowers
CYDA Challenge 28 ~ Make Your Own Flowers
Lothian Crafts Challenge 18  - Handmade Flowers

There is still time to enter the sketch challenge going on over at the Willow Sketchie Challenge Blog why don't you pop over and have a go.

Thank you for looking, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Pauline
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Saturday, 3 September 2011

Shabby Chic Teddy Bea

Good evening all, I've just got back from watching my son and his band 'Talking to Amy' perform at a charity event.  It was a great performance, they get better and better every time I see them and guess what, they have been offered a paid gig, Fantastic news.

Now, back to the card that I've made for the current Teddy Bo Challenge - black, white and one more colour - I found this one quite hard as I usually use quite a lot of colour- I added some pink accents and used ProMarkers to add some pink to Bea's hat.  As I didn't have any black ribbon I also used my ProMarkers to colour some seam binding black.


I used the sketch from Sketchy Colors and distressed my card to fit in with the Shabby Chic challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday (I've got a Top Tip this week as well).  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

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



Image:  Teddy Bo - Teddy Bea Puppy Love
Papers:  Shery K Designs - Pink & Grey Paper Pack
Tools:  Marianne CreaTables Corner, CREAlies Tag, Spellbinders - Classic Squares (inside card)
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts Seam Binding, pearls from stash
Sentiment:  LOTV

I would  like to enter this card into the following challenges:
 
Teddy Bo Challenge 16 - Black, White and one more colour (I chose pink)
Top Tip Tuesday - Shabby Chic - Top Tip - Store your Spellbinders, or any metal dies, on Magnetic sheets attached to your craft room wall, I find that having my dies out on display I tend to make more use of them.
 
There is still time to enter the sketch challenge going on over at the Willow Sketchie Challenge Blog why don't you pop over have a look at Claire's sketch.

Thank you for looking, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Pauline
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Thursday, 1 September 2011

Happy Christmas

Hi everyone, it's Thursday again and that means a new Willow Sketchie challenge,.  This week it's Claire's turn and we've all used the 'Happy Christmas to Yoo Hoo'  image.
Here is my card
I used the ready coloured image and as you can see I followed the sketch quite closely this week.

The backing papers are from Dovecraft and I die cut and glittered some snow flakes for embellishments.  To complete my card I added a CREAlies tag.   Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

This is the inside of my card, I have decorated it to complement the front.


Image:  Willow Designs - Happy Christmas to Yoo Hoo 
Papers: Dovecraft - Jolly Happy Christmas
Tools:  Spellbinders - Create-A-Flake 3, Classic Squares (inside card), CREAlies Label
Embellishments:  ribbon and glitter from stash
Sentiment:  LOTV

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

Crafty Creations Challenge 34 - Dies n Punches (Create-A-Flake, Classic Squares, CREAlies Label)
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
My Mum's Craft Shop - 1-2-3 It's Easy as.... (1 image, 2 embellishments and 3 Design Papers)
Hooked on Craft Challenge 6 - Things with Wings
Crafts for Eternity Recipe Challenge 34 - Theme - Christmas Projects

Don't forget to pop over to the Willow Sketchie Challenge Blog to see what the other DT members have created and have a go at this weeks challenge.  Also pop over to the Willow Designs Shop and take a browse through the fabulous digi stamps, stock up on your ProMarkers and check out the new Tilda Fabric panels, everything is FREE P&P.

Thank you for looking, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Pauline
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