Thursday, 28 June 2012

Sparkle and Shine

It's Thursday morning again and it's my turn to host the Willow Sketchie Challenge this week. This is the sketch I have for you


and the theme I have chosen for the week is 

Sparkle and Shine
I would like to see some glitter, gems, or gloss etc.

Don't forget - you don't have to follow both the sketch and the theme unless you want to, one or the other will do just fine.

I chose this theme to challenge myself as much as everyone else because, as anyone who knows me will be aware, I rarely use glitter on my cards.  This is the card I have made


Fairy Dance has been coloured with a combination of ProMarkers and FlexMarkers, I also coloured some white Seam Binding to match.  I have used Ice Stickles on her wings, around the outside of the image and on the butterfly embellishments.  This is the first time I have ever used stickles and I love them - will now have to buy some more!  There are also some small gems on the butterflies and on her crown that has also had some gloss added.

This is the inside of my card that has been decorated to match the front


Card Recipe:

Card Stock:  Dies To Die For - Kraft
Tools:  Martha Stewart - Edge Punch, Die-namics - Butterfly Die,
Spellbinders - Classic Rectangles
Embellishments:  Seam Binding, gems, brad and Ice Stickles from stash
Sentiment:  LOTV - Sentiment Tags

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

Stampalot June Challenge - Bingo (Ribbon/Lace, Polka Dots, Green)
Dream Valley Challenge 35 - Things with Wings
Anything Goes Challenge 70 - Polka Dot with a Birthday Theme
(PIN)spirational Challenge 13 - Inspirational Photograph (I was inspired by the colours)
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 127 - Cute and Girly
The Paper Shelter Challenge 70 - Punches and/or Dies
Creative Card Crew Challenge 13 - Easy as 1 - 2 - 3 (1 image, 2 patterned papers, 3 butterfly embellishments)
Crafty Creations Challenge 176 - Embellish It - Ribbon, Butterflies, Gems, Stickles, Punched Border, Brad

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 July 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. 

We are also having a DT call, so why don't you come and join us, you will get to play with lots of fab Willow Designs images.

Thank you for visiting this morning, I hope you enjoyed your visit and pop back again soon.

Pauline
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Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Being Patriotic ...

Good afternoon, it's time for another challenge over at Crafting for all Seasons and this time we would like to see your Patriotic, Military or Fireworks cards, this is the card I have made:


I have used one of the sketches from Sketch n Stash - you get to use your favourite sketch this week.  The papers are a free download from Crafter's Companion (they were for the Royal Wedding last year - I don't think they are available any more) and the image is from Joanna Sheen's Faye Whittaker collection CD.  I punched the red, white and blue flowers with my Punch Bunch punches and secured them with brads.  The sentiment is a combination of stamps from LOTV and everything has been layered onto Core'dinations card stock.

This is the inside of my card:


We have three fab sonsors again this week:


Make sure you check out the Crafting for all Seasons Challenge blog for more details.

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

Crafty Ann's Challenge 68 - Memories Are Made Of This
Simply Create Too Challenge 16 - Country Where You Live
S J Crafts Monthly Challenge 6 (June/July) - Red, White and Blue
Card Makin' Mamas Challenge 48 - Colour Challenge (Red, White and Blue)
Little Claire's Monthly Challenge 22 - Jubilee
The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 191 - The Professionals
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 71 - Create Your Own Flowers
Totally Stampalicious Challenge - Red, White and ?
Crafty Sentiments Challenge - Red, White and Blue
Sketch n Stash Challenge 90 - Free Choice Sketch, I rotated sketch 21 (neglected stash - card stock, CD, brads, papers)

Make sure you pop over to the Crafting for all Seasons Challenge Blog and check out the DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us in our ' Patriotic, Military or Fireworks ' challenge.

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

Pauline
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Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Patch Flyilng

It's time for some inspiration over at the Crafty Pad today and Estelle and myself are showcasing a couple of Crafty Pad images.

I chose to make a card for a child, something I don't do nearly often enough, it was really fun to make and I am going to make sure I do it more often.


I chose the fab Crafty Pad image 'Patch Flying, I printed him out twice and cut out one image to decoupage him, I always like to have some dimension on my cards.  I inked the sky using a mask for the clouds and coloured him with a combination of ProMarkers and FlexMarkers.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

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


You can just about see the Crystal Lacquer that I have added to the little screen on the aeroplane in this photograph.

Card Recipe

Papers:  Bearly Mine Designs - green 'Mini Dots', Echo Park - Little Boy
Card Stock:  Core'dinations
Tools:  Spellbinders - Classic Square, Ribbler, Crystal Lacquer

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

Crop Stop Challenge 77 - Let's hear it for the Children
Fussy and Fancy Challenge 65 - Boy Attitude
Just Us Girls Inspiration Challenge - Inspiration picture - I was inspired by the reds and yellows
Alphabet Challenge Blog - J for Journey
PanPastel Challenge 24 - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss Challenge 137 - Something Yellow
Stamping with the Dragon Challenge - Transportation
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge 62 - About The Boys
Dream Valley Challenge 35 - Things with Wings (I hope an Aeroplane counts)
Craft Your Passion Challenge 116 - Things with Wings

Make sure you pop over to The Crafty Pad Shop and have a look at the wonderful digi images, papers and card downloads, there are usually some specials on offer so you might even grab yourself a bargain.

Thank you for stopping by today, I really do appreciate your company.

Pauline
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Bubbles

Good morning, I hope everyone is well and enjoying the new week. We have a new challenge for you at Bearly Mine Designs, this time it's everyone's favourite 'Anything Goes'. This is my card featuring the fab Saturated Canary image 'Bubbles'.


We are sponsored this week by the talented Krista from Saturated Canary


I love these images but I rarely use them because I find the hair a bit daunting.  I started following the sketch over at CLP but stopped half way through because I just couldn't make it work for me.  The papers are both from one of the Bearly Mine Designs Designer Extreme CD's, I'm sorry I don't know which one because I just loaded them all onto my laptop and grouped them by colour.

I punched the edges of the centre panel with my FrisKars edge punch, attached two LOTV sentiment tags with a small white flower brad and glazed the bubbles.  The only other embellishment is a small glittered flower with a gem in the centre - I spent about and hour trying to find some other embellishments, but nothing seemed to look right, so I just kept it simple.

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


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

Crafty Catz Challenge 138 - Pastel Colours
Fairy Tale Challenge 44 - Pastel/soft colour tones
Di's Digi Designs - Spots and Dots
One Stitch at a Time Challenge 119 - Summer Dresses
Bunny Zoe's Monthly Challenge 25 - Girls, Girls, Girls
Alota Rubber Stamps Colour Challenge 85 - Blue + 1
Sentimental Sundays Challenge 108 - Cute and Girly
Paper Playtime Challenge 77 - Say it with Sentiments - Anything Goes
Love to Create Challenge 21 - Anything Goes
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner Challenge 16 - Anything Goes Any Artist

Make sure you visit the Bearly Mine Challenge Blog to take a look at the DT inspiration and join in with this weeks challenge.

Thank you for visiting today, please come back soon.

Pauline
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Monday, 25 June 2012

Fairy Wishes ...

A very good morning to you, I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. It's time for another Whoopsi Daisy Challenge and this week we would like to see THINGS WITH WINGS.

This is the card I have made using one of the gorgeous images from sheet 199, do pop over to the Whoopsi Daisy Digi Shop and have a browse, there are 4 fab images on each sheet.



I have coloured her with a combination of FlexMarkers, ProMarkers and Spectrum Noir pens. The papers are from Bearly Mine Designs and I have inked the edges with Distress Ink, full details of everything I have used are listed below.

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


CARD RECIPE

Image: Whoopsi Daisy- sheet 199
Papers: Bearly Mine Designs - Mini Dots and Petunia Parade
Tools: Spellbinders - Standard Circle and Scalloped Circle 
Card Stock: Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Embellishments: ribbon, gems, brad and pearls from stash
Sentiment: LOTV Tags

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

Stampavie and More Challenge 170 - Something with Wings
Sunday's with Crissy Challenge 30 - Tags or Tickets
Do it with Digi's Challenge - Girly
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Ribbons and Bows
Allsorts Challenge Week 160 - Any die will do
Delicious Doodles Challenge 22 - 1, 2, 3 Recipe (1 image, 2 patterned papers, 3 different embellishments)

Make sure you pop over the the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Blog, check out the DT inspiration and join in with this weeks THINGS WITH WINGS challenge. Don't forget we are now an open challenge and will be accepting entries with non Whoopsi Daisy images. The winner will be picked at random and the prize will be one sheet of Whoopsi Daisy images, however if you do use a Whoopsi Daisy image and you are the random winner you will win TWO sheets of Whoopsi Daisy images and there are four images on each sheet.

Thank you so much for looking in today, I hope you have enjoyed your visit.

Pauline
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Sunday, 24 June 2012

Hedgehog Harry

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all having a lovely weekend. It's time for a new challenge over at The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog and our theme this week is 'More than one fold'. It's team A providing the inspiration this time and I have made a gate fold card:



I used The Crafty Pad - Hedgehog Harry in Circle of Flowers image, I printed the complete image several times because I wanted one for the front and another for the inside, I also wanted to decoupage the flowers.  I then cropped the flowers and reduced them so that I could use them to decorate the corners, these have also been decoupaged.  I decided to use lovely bright colours for the flowers and used my ProMarkers.

On the inside of my card, I have cut away Hedgehog Harry and stamped a sentiment, I then decoupaged the flowers to match the front:


Our fab sponsor this week is Joanna Sheen with £10 to spend in her online store


CARD RECIPE:

Papers: Bearly Mine Designs - Gingham
Card Stock: Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools: Spellbinders - Classic Circle and Scalloped Circle
Sentiment: Polka Doodles

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

Phindy's Friday Challenge 111 - Gingham or Plaid
Die Cuttin' Diva's Challenge 70 - Summer Colours
Forever Friends June Monthly Challenge - Happy Birthday
Lollipop Crafts Challenge 83 - Flowers in bloom
Crafty Sentiments Challenge - Bright Colours
Stamp and Create June Challenge - Bold and Bright
Allsorts Challenge Week 160 - Any die will do
2 Sisters Challenge 97 - Anything Goes
(PIN)spirational Challenge 12 - Inspirational Picture (I was inspired by the colours)
Celebrate the Occasion Challenge 67 - Welcome Summer (I have used bright summer colours and flowers)

Make sure you pop over to The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog, check out the other DT inspiration and have a go at this weeks challenge, don't forget we have the fab Joanna Sheen sponsoring us this week.

Thank you for visiting today, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think, I do enjoy reading them all.

Pauline

Friday, 22 June 2012

The big event ......

My sixteen year old son and his girl friend are at their school prom tonight.  The girls have been getting ready all day, Matt just had is normal shower and threw a suit on - that's boys for you - at least his tie matches!

This is about the best photograph hubby managed to get before they left, I do hope they all enjoy themselves.


As usual he managed to chop the top of Matt's head off.  I still can't believe he has finished school and will be going to college next year.

Pauline
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Thursday, 21 June 2012

More cake!

It's Thursday morning again and it's time for another Willow Sketchie Challenge, I have made a card with more cakes on it - I'm trying to make cards with them rather than eating them, it will never last.


I've gone CAS again and just followed the theme - Bright and Bold - provided for us this week by Kelly.  When I asked my husband if he thought my card was Bright and Bold, he replied "It is for you", so I took that as a yes!

This is Kelly's sketch:

You don't have to follow both the sketch and the theme unless you want to, one or the other will do just fine.

I have just used images from the embellishments section on the Polly Pickleberry CD and two of the greetings, I copied them all into word and cropped and re-sized them.  I cut them out with my Spellbinders Standard Circles die and layered them onto Scalloped Circle die cut bases, I tried to arrange them randomly but I'm not sure it quite worked.  The card stock is some scraps from my stash and I have decorated the inside of my card to complement the front.


I apologise for the poor quality of the photographs, but I am really struggling with the light at the moment, the colours really are a lot brighter in real life.

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

Sweet 'n' Sassy Digi Challenge 58 - CAS with 2 layers
Card Crafter's Circle Challenge 27 - Feeling Sentimental - Sentiments
ATC's and Cards with Attitude Challenge 16 - Anything Goes
Send a Smile 4 Kids - Birthday Fun
Divas by Design Challenge 40 - To 'die' for
Crafty Sentiments Challenge - Bright Colours
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge 62 - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime Challenge 77 - Anything Goes plus add a Sentiment
The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Going in Circles
Crafts and Me Challenge 89 - Anything Goes

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 27th June 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.

We are also having a DT call, so why don't you come and join us, you will get to play with lots of fab Willow Designs images.


Thank you for visiting today.

Pauline
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Monday, 18 June 2012

Going Dotty!

This is a card that I made using a fab Squigglefly image called 'doggie pile' that I won in a challenge some time ago - I think it is just so cute.


I coloured the image with a combination of ProMarkers and FlexMarkers and the papers are from Bearly Mine Designs.  I used two of LOTV's new Sentiment Tags and attached them to my card with some ribbon and a brad from my stash.  The bone embellishments are also from my stash and  have been coloured to match the brown dots on the papers, I added some more ribbon along the 
bottom to finish.

The inside of my card has also been decorated to match the front.




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

Di's Digi Designs - Spots and Dots
Totally Papercrafts - It's Raining Cats and Dogs!
Craft Room Challenge - Furry Four Legged Family
Forever Friends Challenge 48 - Anything Goes (must feature an animal)
Nutcrafters Challenge 20 - Spots and/or Stripes
Lexi's Creations Challenge 67 - Happy Birthday
Freshly Brewed Challenge 100 - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge 56 - Any Sentiment for a Child's Birthday
Tammy's Scrappin Corner Weekly Challenge 15 - Ribbons or Bows
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations Challenge - Celebration

Thank you for calling in to see me this evening, I hope you enjoyed your visit and will pop back again soon.

Pauline
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Saturday, 16 June 2012

The last one ...

This is the last Father's Day card I will be making this year, this one is for my youngest son to give his Dad and he chose the image.


The fab car decoupage came from Debbi Moore's 'Cards for Men' CD, the spotty papers are from Docrafts 'The Good Life' collection and the others are all from the Debbi Moore CD.  I have layered everything onto black Core'dinations card stock including the sentiment tickets which are from one of my Bearly Mine Designs Designer Extreme CD's (I'm not sure which one because I just loaded all three onto my laptop and organised them into colours).  The only embellishments are brads from my stash and the three buttons that were made using my Epiphany Shape Studio.

This is the inside of my card decorated to match the front:


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

Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge 76 - Dashing Dads!
Clear It Out Challenge - Father's Day + use eyelets or brads
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 159 - Father's Day
Charisma Cardz Challenge 23 - Male Cards
Craft Punked Challenge Week 24 - Father's Day
DYSU Challenge 76 - Boys/Men
Little Miss Muffet Challenge 37 - Loads of Layers
Delicious Doodles Challenge 21 - For the Fellas
Card Makin' Mamas Challenge 47 - Father's Day
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 125 - Father's Day

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed your visit and will pop back again soon.

Pauline
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Thursday, 14 June 2012

My Favourite Colour Combination

Good morning, it's time for another Willow Sketchie Challenge and this is the card I have made following Hazel's theme:



I have used one of the fab stamps from the new Polly Pickleberry A6 Stamp Collections called 'Eat Cake' available from the Willow Designs Store and made a CAS card.  I stamped the image three times with dusty concord Distress Ink and the sentiment once using the same ink.  I cut them all out using my Spellbinders Classic Square die and then mounted them onto some purple (my favourite colour) Core'dinations card stock.  They are then layered onto white card stock and another matt of purple Core'dinations.

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


This is Hazel's sketch:


and she has chosen the theme: Favourite Colour Combination

You might have noticed that we are now choosing a Top 3 as well as the randomly drawn winner.  The hostess for the week will choose her Top 3 and they can have this fab badge to display on their blog:


You don't have to follow both the sketch and the theme unless you want to, one or the other will do just fine - as you can see I have only followed the theme this week.

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

Card Crafter's Circle Challenge 26 - One Colour, you say?
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge 114 - Anything Goes
Craft Punked Week 23 - Happy Birthday/Celebration
Crafty Ann's Challenge 67 - It's A Girl Thing!
Freshly Brewed Challenge 100 - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions Challenge 63 - Celebration!

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 20th June 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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Wednesday, 13 June 2012

I demand a RECOUNT!

Good afternoon, at least the weather is a little better today, I wonder how long it will last.  It's time for another challenge over at Crafting for all Seasons and this time we would like to see your cards or projects for Men - this is my card:


I used the fun image 'Gus Birthday - Recount' from Bugaboo who are one of three sponsors we have for this challenge.  I have coloured him with a combination of ProMarkers and FlexMarkers - I also coloured the Card Candi to match the image and papers.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

As I mentioned we have three fab sponsors this week:

Bugaboo Stamps - Prize - 7 digital images
Lili of the Valley - Prize - £10 Gift Voucher
Digi Doodle Shop - Prize - $10 Gift card

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


CARD RECIPE

Image and Sentiment:  Bugaboo - Gus Birthday - Recount
Papers:  American Traditional Designs - Earthtones Card Stock Bundle
Card Stock:  Dies To Die For - Kraft
Tools:  Spellbinders - Classic Square (inside card)
Embellishments:  Card Candi, string and Crystal Lacquer from stash

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

LEJ Designs Challenge 7 - Daddy Dearest/Male Projects
Dream Valley Challenge 34 - For that Special Guy
One Stitch at a Time Challenge 117 - The man in your life
PanPastel Challenge 22 - Boys/Father's Day
Sassy Cheryl's Challenge 119 - Birthday Celebration!

Make sure you pop over to the Crafting for all Seasons Challenge Blog and check out the DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us in our 'For men' challenge.

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

Pauline
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Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Tic, Tac, Toe at Bearly Mine Designs

Good morning, I hope everyone is well and enjoying the new week.   We have a new challenge for you at Bearly Mine Designs, this time we have a Tic, Tac, Toe grid for you and this is my card:

I have used two lines from the grid - Dies, Flowers, Sentiment and Ribbon, Flowers, Corners but you only need to use one line either across, down or diagonally to create your card.

We are Sponsored this week by


and one lucky winner will receive


I have used the same layout and papers to decorate the inside of my card, that is the best thing about downloaded papers, you can print as many as you need - your never run out.


CARD RECIPE:

Papers:   Bearly Mine DesignsGingham and Designer Extreme CD 
Image:  Joanna Sheen - Jane Shasky 'Slice of Heaven' Rubber Stamp
Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools:  Spellbinders - Standard Circle and Scalloped Circle, Punch Bunch - flower punches, Marianne CreaTables - leaf die
Embellishments:   flowers, corners, buttons, twine and ribbon from stash
Sentiment:  LOTV

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

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge 93 - Monochromatic
Polka Doodles Challenge Week 23 - Lots of Flowers
CropStop Challenge 75 - Monochromatic is in!
Card Crafter's Circle Challenge 26 - One Colour, you say?
Crafty Catz Challenge 136 - Summer Time
Craft Your Days Away Challenge 47 - Bingo (Buttons, Ribbon, Die Cuts)
Great Impressions Challenge 4 - Die Cuts or Punches
Let's Ink It Up Challenge 24 - Use your favourite embellishments - buttons
Craft Your Passion Challenge 114 - Anything Goes
Love to Create Challenge 19 - Use Something Recycled (ribbon recycled - tied around card blanks, corners recycled - from another card)

Make sure you visit the Bearly Mine Challenge Blog to take a look at the DT inspiration and join in with this weeks challenge, don't forget you could win 5 Digital Stamps of your choice from Whimsy.

Thank you for visiting today, please come back soon.

Pauline
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Monday, 11 June 2012

Bling at Whoopsi Daisy

A very good morning to you, I hope everyone had a lovely weekend.  It's time for another Whoopsi Daisy Challenge and this week we would like to see lots of BLING.

This is the card I have made using one of the gorgeous images from sheet 280, do pop over to the Whoopsi Daisy Digi Shop and have a browse, there are 4 fab images on each sheet.


I coloured her with a combination of FlexMarkers, ProMarkers and Spectrum Noir pens and followed the great sketch over at Sketch N Stash, my papers are from Bearly Mine Designs.  The edges of the papers and die cut's have been inked with scattered straw Distress Ink and her wings have been glittered.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

I have used the left over papers to decorate the inside of my card:


CARD RECIPE

Image:  Whoopsi Daisy- sheet 280
Papers:  Bearly Mine Designs - Mini Dots, Fairyland Dreams and Designer Extreme CD
Tools:  Spellbinders - Big Scalloped Oval, CREAlies CL CS 08 label
Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Embellishments:  ribbon, gems and glitter spray from stash
Sentiment: from stash

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

Cooking It Up With Katie Challenge 96 - Recipe
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 124 - Go Green!
The Paper Shelter Challenge 67 - Going Dottie
Whimsy Stamps Challenge 42 - Things with Wings
Craft Punked Week 23 - Happy Birthday/Celebration
Paper Crafting Journey - Colour it Up
Pixie Dust Studio Challenge 130 - 3 or more Patterned Papers
Shelly's Images Challenge - Blingage
Southern Girls Challenge 46 - Things with Wings
Sketch n Stash Challenge 89 - Sketch (new stash Fairyland Dreams papers, old stash gems, card stock and ribbon)


Make sure you pop over the the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Blog, check out the DT inspiration and join in with this weeks BLING challenge. Don't forget we are now an open challenge and will be accepting entries with non Whoopsi Daisy images. The winner will be picked at random and the prize will be one sheet of Whoopsi Daisy images, however if you do use a Whoopsi Daisy image and you are the random winner you will win TWO sheets of Whoopsi Daisy images and there are four images on each sheet.

Thank you so much for looking in today, I hope you have enjoyed your visit.

Pauline
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Sunday, 10 June 2012

Let's hear it for the Boys

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all having a lovely weekend.  It's time for a new challenge over at The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog  and our theme this week is 'Let's hear it for the boys'.  It is team A providing the inspiration this time and here is my card:


We have two wonderful sponsors for this challenge which means we will have 2 lucky prize winners: 

Letraset Sponsor


are giving one lucky winner a set of


Pastel Tones Promarkers




and for the second lucky winner




 are giving a £10 voucher to spend in the online shop.

I used The Crafty Pad - Pocket Watch image, I copied the image into word and created three watches in different colours.  I cut the images out using my Spellbinders Classic Squares and then mounted them onto Fluer De Lis Square bases.  The centre Pocket Watch has been glazed with Crafter's Companion Spray and Shine and decoupaged to give it a little lift.  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:

Papers:  Debbie Moore Designs - Vintage Travel CD, Bearly Mine Designs - The Boy's Zone
Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools:  Spellbinders - Classic Square and Fluer De Lis Square
Embellishments:  button, and string (coloured with a black ProMarker) from stash, Crafter's Companion - Spray and Shine
Sentiment:  LOTV

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

The Stamp Man Challenge - Make it for a Man
The Poodles Parlour Challenge - Father's Day/Male Card

Make sure you pop over to The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog, check out the other DT inspiration and have a go at this weeks challenge, don't forget we have two wonderful sponsors this week.

Thank you for visiting today, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think, I do enjoy reading them all.

Pauline
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Friday, 8 June 2012

Nautical Fun

This is the card I made my Brother-in-law for his birthday:


The image is a La Pashe decoupage sheet and the papers are from my Bearly Mine Designer Extreme CD.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.  I matted the image onto blue card stock and then onto Kraft to make it stand out a little.

This is the inside of my card, I tried to show the decoupage but I don't think I succeeded.


I always find it difficult to embellish men's cards so I kept it simple, just some twine with a button tied to one side.

CARD RECIPE:

Image: La Pashe
Papers: Bearly Mine Designer Extreme CD
Card Stock: Dies to Die For - Kraft, blue card from stash
Embellishments: twine and button from stash
Sentiment: LOTV label stamp, Wild Rose Studio text stamp

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

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge - All Manly Men
Lexi's Creations Challenge 66 - For the man/boy in our lives
Love to Create Challenge 18 - Father's Day or a Special Guy
Scrappy Frogs Challenge - Masculine card with 2 embellishments (twine and button)
The Poodles Parlour - Father's Day/Male Card
Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude Challenge 15 - Anything Goes/Father's Day
S J Crafts Monthly Challenge 5 - All About The Boy (old stash - twine, button, blue card stock)
Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge - Boy Crazy!
Pile It On Challenge 23 - Put a Button on Father's Day!
Shopping Our Stash Challenge 54 - Father's Day or Masculine (old stash - twine, button, blue card stock)

Thank you for popping in today, please visit again soon.

Paulinex

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Floral Handbag

Good morning, it's time for another Willow Sketchie Challenge and this is the card I have made following Anne Marie's great sketch:


I have used the gorgeous - Cool Meadows Paper Collection - available from the Willow Designs Store and made a handbag shaped card, the minute I saw Anne-Maries sketch it just screamed handbag to me.

As usual I have decorated the inside of my card: 


This is Anne-Marie's sketch:


and she has chosen the theme:  Animal Antics

You don't have to follow both the sketch and the theme unless you want to, one or the other will do just fine - as you can see I have only followed the sketch this week.

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

2 Sisters Challenge 94 - Inside and Out
Robyn's Fetish Challenge 110 - No Square or Rectangle Cards
My Time To Craft Challenge 181 - Hats or Handbags!
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 13th June 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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