Saturday, 31 March 2012

Challenge of the Year

This certainly was a challenge, not only did I have to make cards for two young men, the young men in question have severe learning difficulties and no real interests or hobbies. Well where do you start, I thought about the usual male subjects - football, gardening, boats, trains etc., but they did not seem appropriate.  I then remembered my 'The Big One CD' and the 'Wacky Wheelz' section and thought that's it, they are bright, fun images - problem solved.

I made both cards using the same design but chose two different images:



The decoupaged images, paper and sentiments are all from the CD, the gears have been cut using  a Tim Holtz die and the silver panel was embossed with a Creative Expressions Metal Effect Mask, the metal brads were from my stash.

There were two smaller images on the decoupage sheets, so I cut them out and used them to decorate the inside of the cards.:



My  husband and youngest son, who also has learning difficulties, are going to the joint birthday part tonight so I will find out if they liked their cards.

I would like to enter these cards into the following challenges:

Stamp n Doodle - Embossing
CRAFT Challenge 148 - Things with Wheels
CES Challenge 79 - No Girls Allowed!
Pile It On Challenge 13 - For/From a Man
2 Sisters Challenge 85 - Birthday Fun
A Gem of a Challenge 43 - Aquamarine (backing paper)

Thank you for joining me this evening, I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend.

Pauline
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Thursday, 29 March 2012

Crazy Daisy

It's Thursday again and that means time for another Willow Sketchie Challenge, this week I've done something a little bit different: 

I've used the new Crazy Daisy down loadable paper collection that is now available in the Willow Designs Shop, it consists of four A4 papers and I've used three of them.  We have a fab sketch again this week provided for us by Claire:


and the theme for the week is:

ADD EMBOSSING - DRY OR HEATED

I printed the papers on photo paper and backed everything onto some dark brown card stock that has been in my stash for ages. The centre of my flower is dry embossed and heat embossed, the only problem is you can't really see it in the photograph, so you'll have to take my word for it.

This is the inside of my card, I decorated it with one of the papers plus a die cut square to write on



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

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge 112 - Circles and Squares
Shopping our Stash Challenge 45 - Circles or Dots (card stock from stash circles and dots on papers)
Lothian Crafts Challenge 24 - Two main colours
For Your Inspiration Challenge 26 - Photo Inspiration (I used the colours and the swirly branches and leaves for my inspiration)


Make sure you pop over to the Willow Sketchie Challenge Blog and have a look at the DT inspiration, you have until 20:00 hrs on Wednesday 4th April to enter and the prize is a voucher to spend in the Willow Designs Store.  Don't forget you can either follow the sketch and/or the theme.

Thank you for visiting today.

Pauline
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Tuesday, 27 March 2012

With Thanks

This is a card I have made using one of Joanna Sheen's Giordano Decoupage sheets from the Forest Friends Set one.  I love this image, you get two of each sheet and I used the other one to make an Anniversary card for my Mum and Dad.


The card stock was some blue and white that I had in my stash as was the flower and ribbon.  I have decorated the inside of my card to complement the front:


The backing paper is from my new Docrafts Digital Designer CD, this really was a good buy, I always bought the paper packs and now I have them there to print as many times as I want.

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

The CD Sunday Challenge - Spring has Sprung
Ooh La La Challenge 101 - Thank You
Creative Card Crew Challenge 7 - Spring
Celebrate the Occasion Challenge 56 - Thank You
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge 73 - Easter or/and Animals
Forever Friends Challenge - 3D/Decoupage
Phindy's Friday Challenge 98 - Animal Planet

Thank you for visiting this evening.

Pauline
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Monday, 26 March 2012

Rose Fairy

Another weekend has flown by and it's time for a new Whoopsi Daisy challenge, this week we would like you to 'USE UP THAT STASH', something I really need to do.  I used another of the fab images from Sheet 337 and that and the sentiment are the only things that are not from my stash.


The little flowers in the pots were attached to pegs but I decided to remove the pegs and use them on their own.

I followed the sketch from this weeks Seems a little Sketchy challenge and decorated the inside of my card as well:


CARD RECIPE:

Image:  Whoopsi Daisy - Sheet 337
Papers:  docrafts - Honey and hugs
Card Stock:  from stash (Create & Craft originally - I think)
Tools:  Marianne CreaTables - LR0205, Spellbinders - Classic Rectangle
Embellishments:  flowers, ivy, dragonfly, pot plants all from stash
Sentiment:  The Crafty Pad - ticket sentiment

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

CES Challenge 78 - Photo Inspiration (I used the colours and roses for inspiration)
2 Sisters Challenge 84 - Spring is in the Air
Card Crafter's Circle Challenge 15 - Tic Tac Toe (Flowers, Use a Digi, Die Cuts)
Prairie Fairy Friday Challenge 75 - Spring Fling
Crafty Catz Challenge 125 - Spring is in the Air
Crafty Creations Challenge 162 - Photo Inspiration (I used the colours for my inspiration)
Little Claire's Monthly Challenge 19 - Spring/Easter
Waste Not Wednesdays Week 12 (everything is from my stash except the image and sentiment)
Seems a little Sketchy Challenge 9 - Sketch


Please pop over to the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Blog and have a look at the inspiration. To be in with a chance of winning two sheets of Whoopsi Daisy Images make sure you use a Whoopsi Daisy image either from the Whoopsi Daisy Digi Shop or the Daisy and Friends CD when you enter the challenge.

Thank you for joining me today, I hope to see you again soon.

Pauline
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Friday, 23 March 2012

Pink Fairy

This is a card I have made using a gorgeous Whoopsi Daisy Fairy for the current challenge over at Stamping with the Dragon.  The challenge this week is Things with Wings and it is being sponsored by Whoopsi Daisy, you could win two sheets if fab images and there are four images on each sheet.


This gorgeous image is from Whoopsi Daisy Sheet 337 (I still have three more images to use) and I have coloured her with FlexMarkers.  The paper is printed from my new docrafts Digital Designer CD.  I followed the sketch over at Sketch Saturday and made the flowers using punch bunch punches.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

I printed the image out a bit small to start with but rather than waste it I cut it out and used it on the inside of my card.


CARD RECIPE:

Image:  Whoopsi Daisy - Sheet 337
Papers:  docrafts DIGITAL designer CD - Papermania Capsule Collection
Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools:  punch bunch - small and medium flower punches, Spellbinders - Classic Squares (inside card)
Embellishments:  ribbon, gems and brads from stash
Sentiment:  The Crafty Pad  - Happy Birthday Ticket Sentiment

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

Stamping with the Dragon Challenge 6 - Things with Wings
2 Sisters Challenge 83 - Spots n Dots
One Stop Craft Challenge 174 - Handmade Flowers
Di's DigiDesigns Challenge - Pastels
The CD Sunday Challenge - Spots and Dots
Bearly Mine Challenge 27 - Dots
Simon Says Challenge - Lets play Bingo! (Brads/Ticket/Ribbon)
Sketch Saturday Week 199 - Sketch


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

Pauline
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Thursday, 22 March 2012

Naughty but nice!

It's time for another NEW FORMAT Willow Sketchie Challenge, you can now follow the SKETCH and/or the THEME.  This is the card I made using a decoupage sheet from the Polly Pickleberry CD:



Lisa has provided us with this fab sketch:


and the theme for the week is - Let them Eat Cake - we would like to see some food on your Card.

I have followed both the sketch and the theme but don't forget you don't have to follow both, one is fine.  As usual I have decorated the inside of my card to complement the front, you can also see the layers of decoupage a little better in this photograph.


CARD RECIPE:

Image:  Willow Designs - Polly Pickleberry CD
Papers:  Willow Designs - Polly Pickleberry CD
Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools:  Cuttlebug embossing folder,  Woodware corner punch,
Spellbinders - Classic Squares (inside card)
Embellishments:  gems, button and twine from stash
Sentiment:  Handy Hippo peel off

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

Allsorts Challenge 146 - Three in a Row (three gems in a row)
Crafty Ribbons Challenge 15 - Birthday
Creative Inspirations Challenge 155 - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge 162 - Photo Inspiration (my inspiration was the yummy cakes)
One Stitch at a Time Challenge 105 - Girly
The Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
Truly Scrumptious Challenge 76 - Lilac, Lemon and Cream


Make sure you pop over to the Willow Sketchie Challenge Blog and have a look at the DT inspiration, you have until 20:00 hrs on Wednesday 28th March to enter and the prize is a voucher to spend in the Willow Designs Store.  Don't forget you can either follow the sketch and/or the theme.


Thank you for visiting today, please come back soon.

Pauline
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Red and Black

This is my DT card for The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge and the theme this time is everyone's favourite - ANYTHING GOES, I used the gorgeous Red Hearts decoupage:


I absolutely love this image, well I love all of the amazingly tallented Ching-Chou Kuik images available from The Crafty Purple Frog, they are so beautiful.  I layered the decoupaged image onto a scalloped circle die cut that I inked whilst still in the die.

The shaped pearls that I have used on the butterflies were part of a set that I bought from The Works for £1, when I bought the pack I wondered what I would use them for but it was such a bargain I bought it anyway, I'm so glad I did now.  I finished the card and then decided it looked a bit top heavy so I added the row of pearls at the bottom and it looks a lot better.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

This is the inside of my card, you can see the decoupage a bit better in this photograph:


The ribbon was some white seam binding that I coloured with a black ProMarker.

CARD RECIPE

Image:  The Crafty Purple Frog -  Red Hearts decoupage
Papers:  Bearly Mine Designs CD
Card Stock:  Joanna Sheen - Onyx Stardream
Tools:  Spellbinders - Scalloped Circles, Die-namics Butterfly Die, Small Butterfly Punch, Marianne Creatables Heart Die
Embellishments:  seam binding and gems from stash

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

Stamping with the Dragon Challenge 6 - Things with Wings
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge 137 - Things with Wings
Allsorts Challenge Week 146 - Three in a Row (three butterflies)
Paper Creations Ink Challenge 21 - Things with Wings
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Bingo (Ribbon, Free, Punched shapes)
Shopping our Stash Challenge 44 - Buttons and/or Bows (ribbon, gems and card stock from stash)
Creative Craft Challenge - Inspirational Piccie
Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge 3 - Layers

Make sure you pop over to The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge Blog and have a look at the inspiration, you have two weeks to enter the challenge.

Thank you for popping in this morning, please come back later for my second DT card of the day.

Pauline
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Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Butterfly on a Stem

This is my DT card for the new Crafting for all Seasons challenge:


This time we have a sketch for you to follow:

I have sort of kept to the sketch, but rather than use a rectangle I used corners (because I wasn't clever enough to make the rectangle fit).  This week we have three great sponsors:

and

Pop over the the Crafting for all Seasons Challenge blog to see what the fab prizes are.

I chose to work with the fab image Butterfly on Tall Stem from the Dots and Delights Series by Pink Cat Studio and coloured it with FlexMarkers,  I added a few gems to the flowers and butterfly wings.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

This is the inside of my card that I have decorated to match:


CARD RECIPE

Image:  Pink Cat Studio - Butterfly on Tall Stem
Papers:  Shery K Designs - Tempting Mega Paper Pack (free)
Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools:  Spellbinders - Classic Ovals and Scalloped Ovals, Marianne CreaTables LR0164, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Embellishments:  ribbon, button, gems and pearl flowers from stash

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

Allsorts Challenge Week 146 - Three in a Row (Pearl flowers and gems)
PanPastel Challenge 10 - Add a Flower
Cropstop Challenge 63 - Butterflies!
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge 49- Let's get Digital

Do pop over the the Crafting for all Seasons Challenge Blog and check out the DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us.

That's it from me for today, I hope to see you back for another visit soon.

Pauline
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Monday, 19 March 2012

Beautiful Grace

Time for another challenge at Whoopsi Daisy and this week we would like to see your layers.  What a great challenge for me, you all know how much I love my decoupage and layers.  I have used the lovely Grace from the Daisy and Friends CD, I printed her four times and cut out layers to form my decoupage.  The gingham papers are also from the CD. 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:


Card Recipe

Image:  Joanna Sheen's Daisy and Friends - Grace
Papers:  Joanna Sheen's Daisy and Friends, Sherry K Designs, Tempting Mega Paper Pack
Tools:  Spellbinders - Scalloped Circles
Embellishments:  ribbon, buttons and twine from stash

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

Whimsie Doodles' March Challenge - Spring Fling
Crafts and Me Challenge 75 - Let's see Circles
Let's Craft and Create Challenge 40 - Buttons and Bows
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop March Challenge 8 - Spring Colours
Digital Tuesday Challenge 151 - Think Spring (I have used Spring colours)
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch 145


Please pop over to the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Blog and have a look at the inspiration. To be in with a chance of winning two sheets of Whoopsi Daisy Images make sure you use a Whoopsi Daisy image either from the Whoopsi Daisy Digi Shop or theDaisy and Friends CD when you enter the challenge.

Thank you for joining me today, I hope to see you again soon.

Pauline
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Sunday, 18 March 2012

Fairy in Blue

This was going to be my GDT post for The Crafty Pad Designs Challenge Blog but when I sent my card in they asked me if I would like to join them as a full time DT member, well I couldn't refuse could I so I will now be joining Team A on a full time basis - how great is that!

The theme for this weeks challenge is - The Perfect Pair - have at least two pairs of things the same on your card, two buttons and two bows for example, we are sponsored by



and the prize is



I think I got a bit carried away with the pairs, I have used a pair of flowers, leaves, butterflies, bows, gems and buttons.



I have chosen to use the lovely Fairy Chloe on Daisies image, I coloured her with ProMarkers and used Spray and Sparkle on her Wings.  The papers are from my Bearly Mine Designs CD layered onto Kraft card stock.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

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




Card Recipe

Image:  The Crafty Pad - Fairy Chloe on Daisies
Papers:  Bearly Mine Designs CD
Card Stock:  Dies to Die For - Kraft
Tools:  Martha Stewart Punch, Marianne CreaTables Leaf die, Die-namics Butterfly die
Embellishments:  flowers, ribbons, buttons, twine and gems from stash
Sentiment:  Wild Rose Studio

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

Fussy and Fancy Challenge 58 - Fairies
Crafty Ribbons Challenge 15 - Birthday
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 208 - Happy Birthday
Crafty Sentiments Challenge - Things with Wings
Card Makin' Mamas Challenge 41 - Buttons
Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge - Things with Wings
The Colour Throwdown Challenge 183 - Colour Challenge
Paper Crafting Journey Challenge 5 - Pretty Pastels

Make sure you pop over to The Crafty Pad Designs Challenge Blog and have a look at the DT inspiration, find out all your pairs and join in with our challenge.

Thank you so much for joining me today, I hope to see you again soon.

Pauline
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Saturday, 17 March 2012

Primrose Fairy

This is Mother's Day card number two, this time for my Mother-in-Law.  I have kept the layout quite similar to the one I made for my mum as they will probably see each others cards.  This time I have used my Crafter's Companion Fairyopolis CD and chose the Primrose Fairy to tie in with the Spring theme over at the Crafter's Companion Challenge.


My Mother-in-Law loves fairies so I hope she will like it.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

The inside has been decorated to complement the front and I used the same verse as the one I used for my Mother.



Card Recipe:

Image:  Crafter's Companion -  Fairyopolis CD
Papers:   Crafter's Companion -  Fairyopolis CD
Card Stock:  Core'dinations
Tools:  Spellbinders - Classic Scallop Edgeabilities and Scalloped Circles
Embellishments:  Creative Expressions ribbon
Sentiment:  LOTV

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

Crafter's Companion Challenge 22 - Spring
Glitter Geeks Challenge Week 11 - Mother's Day
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - a BIT o'GREEN!!!
Little Darlings Challenge 19 -  Spring is in the Air
Delicious Doodles Challenge 15 - The Wonder of Life
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge 110 - Show us some Green!

Thank you for stopping by today, don't forget there is a new challenge over at Willow Sketchie at the moment and now you can either follow the sketch OR the theme and the theme this week is EMBELLISH IT, it couldn't be more simple.

Pauline
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Friday, 16 March 2012

Sunflower

This is the card I have made my Mum for Mother's Day.


The image and the floral backing paper are from Joanna Sheen's Jane Shasky CD, you might have noticed I rather like this CD, the other paper is Asparagus from My Mind's Eye.  I have returned to my favourite decoupage for this card as Mum loves it.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

This is the inside of my card, I printed one of the five inch interactive square inserts from the CD and added a verse from a Crafter's Companion CD, I usually leave my cards blank but felt this verse was just right for my Mum.


Sorry about the poor picture, I had already written the card and sealed it in it's box before I realised how bad it was.

This is the verse:
We're sharing in these wishes
For a specially happy day
That's exactly what you'd ask for
If you could have your way

And we're hoping that the love this brings
Will somehow make it clear
That Mother's Day is not one day
But every day all year

Happy Mother's Day

We're not into really sloppy words in our family and I thought these would be perfect.

Card Recipe:

Image:  Joanna Sheen - Jane Shasky CD
Papers:   My Mind's Eye - Asparagus
Card Stock:  Kraft
Tools:  Spellbinders - Classic Scallop Edgeabilities and Scalloped Circles
Embellishments:  ribbon from stash
Sentiment:  LOTV

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

The CD Sunday Challenge - From Me to You
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge 48 - Mum's the word (my card is for my Mum)
One Stop Craft Challenge 173 - Mother's Day with Ribbon

I would just like to say a quick hello to my new followers, thank you so much for joining me. Have a great day, I hope to see you all again soon.

Pauline
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Thursday, 15 March 2012

Celebrate with Cake

Time for another Willow Sketchie Challenge and it's my turn to host this week.  Don't forget we have a new format now

SKETCH


AND/OR

THEME

and the theme this week is 'Embellish It' - we would like to see some buttons, flowers or bling

If you really feel like a challenge you can do the Sketch and the Theme but is it not necessary to do both.

This is my card:


The image, sentiment and papers are from the Polly Pickleberry CD.  I coloured the image with ProMarkers and used some Kraft and pink card stock that I have had in my stash for ages, my embellishments are a button and some pearls that also came from my stash.

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

A Gem of a Challenge 41 - Perfect Pastels
Shopping our Stash Challenge 43 - Food/Beverage (card stock, button and pearls from stash)

Make sure you pop over to the Willow Sketchie Challenge Blog and have a look at the DT inspiration, you have until 20:00 hrs on Wednesday 21st March to enter and the prize is a voucher to spend in the Willow Designs Store.  Don't forget you can either follow my sketch and/or the theme.

Thank you for visiting today, please come back soon.

Pauline
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Monday, 12 March 2012

Spring Gardening

This is my DT card for this weeks Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Punch it Out, so get out your punches and your Whoopsi Daisy images, either from the Whoopsi Daisy Digi Shop or the Daisy and Friends CD and join us.


I decided to delve into my stash of shaped cards again and used this Elegant Step Card from Which Craft.  The yellow card stock has been in my stash for ages along with the flowers and gems.

Card Recipe

Image:  Joanna Sheen's Daisy and Friends
Papers:  Wild Rose Studio - Floral Paper Pack
Tools:  Spellbinders - Labels Twelve and Scalloped Circles, Marianne CreaTables LR0157,
Die-namics Butterfly die, Crafter's Companion Epiphany Scalloped Circle 25
Embellishments:  Flowers and gems from stash
Sentiment:  LOTV

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

The Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Digi Challenge 6 - Anything Goes and a bit of Green
Hooked on Craft Challenge 18 - More than one Fold
Lothian Crafts Challenge 24 - Two main colours
Cupcake Craftroom March Challenge - Spring Bouquet
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 111 - Mellow Yellow
Stampavie and More Challenge 164 - Spring/Easter
Card Makin' Mamas Challenge 40 - Let's see some Green
Stamp, Scrap and Doodles Challenge - Fancy Folds

Please pop over to the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Blog and have a look at the inspiration. To be in with a chance of winning two sheets of Whoopsi Daisy Images make sure you use a Whoopsi Daisy image when you enter the challenge.

Thank you for joining me today, I hope to see you again soon.

Pauline
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Saturday, 10 March 2012

Picked especially for you

This is a card I have made for this months Cupcake Craftroom Challenge - Spring Bouquet.  I have used another of my Joanna Sheen stamps, this one is from her Favourite Flowers collection -  Flower Bouquets and is called In a Box, it has been sat in my stamp drawer, unopened since it arrived last June.


I coloured the image with a combination of ProMarkers and FlexMarkers.  The papers are from one of my well used  Bearly Mine Designer Extreme CD's and the card stock is Kraft.  I have inked the edges of the papers, Wild Rose Studio Sentiment and Die-namics die cut butterflies with distress ink.  The ribbon, lace, flowers and pearl heart are all from my stash and the leaves were punched using Punch Bunch punches.

As usual I have decorated the inside of my card.


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

Cupcake Craftroom March Challenge - Spring Bouquet
Just Some Lines Saturday Challenge- Spring Cleaning - use at least 2 items that are over 6 months old (stamp and CD - well just about everything with the exception of the sentiment stamp)
The Glitter Geeks Challenge Week 10 - Spring is in the Air
Allsorts Challenge Week 145 - Say it with Flowers
Prairie Fairy Fridays Challenge 74 - Distress It
Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge - Kraft Paper
ABC Challenge - K for Kraft
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge 136 - Something OLD/new (old main stamp and CD, new sentiment stamp)
Just Inspirational Challenges Week 19 - Photo inspiration - I have used the colours as my inspiration


That's it from me for today, thank you so much for stopping by, please come and visit again soon.

Pauline
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Friday, 9 March 2012

Nice and Comfy

I have most of Joanna Sheen's House-Mouse stamps and decided it was time to start using some of them. I thought this one would be just right for the current Joanna Sheen Challenge - Spring is in the air.


The Stamp is from the House-Mouse Spring collection and is called Crocus, I have coloured it with ProMarkers.  The gingham paper is from Joanna's House-Mouse Inserts CD and the purple floral paper is from the Wild Rose Studio Floral Paper Pack.  The ribbon is also from Joanna Sheen and the flowers and ivy leaves are from my stash.

This is the inside of my card, I have decorated it with more of the backing paper from the CD and one of the five inch inserts, also from the CD, cut down and mounted onto some white card stock to co-ordinate with the front of the card.


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

Joanna Sheen Challenge - Spring is in the air
Love ProMarkers Challenge 107 - Ribbons and bows
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge 47 - Spring is springing!!
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge 109 - Think Spring - Let's see some Flowers!
The Glitter Geeks Week 10 - Spring is in the Air

Thank you so much for joining me today, please come back soon.

Pauline
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Thursday, 8 March 2012

Liebster Blog Award


I’m back again, this will be my third post today, that must be a record!   I have just received an unexpected honour, one of my DT friends - Jill from mylittlecardstudio.blogspot.com and another blog friend Clairebears from Clairebears World, have awarded me the Liebster Blog Award,  how exciting is that.

Many thanks Jill and Clairebears, the award is very much appreciated and I will display the badge on my blog with pride.

The idea of the Liebster blog award is to spread the love from one small blog (under 200 followers) to other small blogs to help spread knowledge and readership.  "Liebster" in German means "favourite",  so to carry on the tradition, I am going to pass the award on to 5 people who's blogs have inspired me and who are very supportive to others in the crafting community.

To accept the award this is what you must do:
  • Link back to the person who gave the award to you and thank them for thinking of you
  • Post the award on your blog
  • Give the award to 5 bloggers with less than 200 followers that you appreciate and value
  • Leave a comment on the blogs of your 5 chosen bloggers to let them know·      

Here are my five:

I will be so pleased if you all feel that you can accept the award but if you don't wish to then that's fine as well.

Many thanks for stopping by today.

Pauline
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Willow Cottage

I'm back with my second card for today and this time it's for the new challenge over at Willow Sketchie.  There are a few changes happening here starting this week - we are now going to have a

SKETCH  and/or THEME

You can choose which one you would like to follow or if you really feel like a challenge you can do both.

This is my card and I have followed both the sketch and the theme:


This week we have this fab sketch from Miria and the theme is to use RIBBON or TWINE on your project::


Don't forget you can flip, rotate or re-size the elements of the sketch, as long as we can see the basic layout that's fine.  You can also use any image you like but we would love to see something from Willow Designs if you have it.

Both the image and papers that I used are from the Polly Pickleberry CD, the card stock is some that I bought from Create and Craft ages ago.  The border is a Spellbinders Edgeabilities die and the little fence is Marianne CreaTables LR0205, both the ribbon and pearl heart are from my stash.

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


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

A Gem of a Challenge 41 - Perfect Pastels
Pollycraft Monday Challenge 130 - Spring has Sprung
Paper Creations Ink Challenge 20 - Spring is in the Air
Sketchy Colours Challenge 107 - Blue, Pink and Beige
Deep Ocean Challenge 20 - Spring
Totally Stampalicious - Spring is in the Air

Make sure you pop over to the Willow Sketchie Challenge Blog and have a look at the DT inspiration, you have until 20:00 hrs on Wednesday 14th March to enter and the prize is a voucher to spend in the Willow Designs Store.  Don't forget you can either follow Miria's sketch and/or the theme.

Thank you for visiting today, please come back soon.

Pauline
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Pink Enchantment

This is the first of two cards I have today and it is my DT card for The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge.


We would like you to show us your Pink and Girly cards this time, I decided to use a fancy card blank, I have loads of these and for some unknown reason very rarely use them, I inked it with distress inks because it was very white.

The image is Field of Red Poppies Decoupage from The Crafty Purple Frog, the larger of the floral papers is from the Papermania Henbury Lane collection and the smaller more pastel paper is from Joanna Sheen's Jane Shasky From the Heart of the Garden CD, it is worth buying this CD for the papers alone.  The card stock along with the flower, button and dragonfly embellishments are all from my stash.

This is the inside of my card, I have decorated it to match the front:


You can also see the layers of decoupage in this photo.

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

The CD Sunday Challenge - Imagine
S J Crafts Challenge 2 - Flowers - include Red or Pink
CES Challenge 75 - Flower Frenzy!
The Pink Elephant Challenge 138 - Let's see those layers (at least 3 layers)
Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge Recipe 61 - Digital
2 Sisters Challenge 81 - Recipe - 1 image, 2 patterned papers, 3 embellishments ( I took this to mean 3 different embellishments - I have a flower, a button and a dragonfly)

Make sure you pop over to The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge Blog and have a look at the inspiration, you have two weeks to enter your Pink and Girly cards.

Thank you for popping in this morning, please come back later for my second DT card of the day.

Pauline
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Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Monster Birthday

It's time for another great challenge at Crafting for all Seasons and this time we would like you to use YELLOW and GREEN on your projects.

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I used the Bugaboo image ' Scene it - Monster Birthday' and this is the card that I made:


I coloured the image using Spectrum Noir pens, the polka dot paper is from the Papermania Capsule Lemon Sorbet collection and the card stock is some that I have had hiding in my stash for some time.  I cut the stars with my Die-namics Star die and there you have it, a card for a child's birthday.

I have decorated the inside of my card with a large star cut using my X-Cut Star die and some more smaller Die-namics ones:


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

Card Makin' Mamas Challenge 40 - Let's see some Green (MUST use a coloured image)
The Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Digi Challenge 6 - Anything Goes and a bit of Green
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 175 - Green for Go
Polka Doodles Challenge Week 9 - Polkadots, stripes or both
Delicious Doodles Challenge 14 - Music to sooth the soul (The Monster Mash)
The Glitter Geeks Challenge Week 9 - Song Title (The Monster Mash)
Catch the Bug Challenge - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes Challenge 110- Green or Good Luck
PanPastel Challenge 8 - Use a Stamped Image
Just Inspirational Challenges Week 18 - Inspirational Photo


Do pop over the the Crafting for all Seasons Challenge Blog and check out the DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us.

That's it from me for today, I hope you'll come back for another visit soon.

Pauline
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