Wednesday, 31 October 2012

A windy day ...

Good afternoon, it's time for a new challenge at Crafting for all Seasons and our theme this fortnight is 'FALLING LEAVES'.

We have three great sponsors for this challenge:


I have used one of my Sassy Cheryl images, this one is called Sassy Sally and her Autumn Leaves - I won some of these fab images in a challenge recently and now I'm completely hooked.  The papers are a free download from Summer Driggs called Falling for Fall.


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


Card Recipe:

Image:  Sassy Cheryl - Sassy Sally and her Autumn Leaves
Papers:  Summer Driggs - Falling for Fall 
Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools:  Woodware - corner punch
Embellishments:  ribbon and brads from stash
Sentiment:  Pink Peticoat

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

Pattie's Creations Challenge 55 - Autumn Colours
Digi Makeover Challenge 60 - Layers
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge 143 - Fall Themed Items
Scrappy Frogs Challenge - Fall/Holloween
2 Sisters Challenge 115 - Halloween or Fall Colours
Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge 91 - Fall Colours
Paper Playtime Challenge 87 - Anything Goes
Fashionista Challenge 8 - Anything Goes
Great Impressions October Challenge - Fall
Celebrate the Occasion Challenge 86 - Fall

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 for our 'FALLING LEAVES' challenge.

Thank you for calling this afternoon, please come back and visit again soon.

Pauline
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Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Birthday Flowers

Good morning, I hope everyone is well and enjoying the new week. We have a new challenge for you at Bearly Mine Designs and this week the theme is - FLOWERS GALORE.


My image is one of the fabulous LOTV Mini Masterpieces and the papers are, of course, Bearly Mine Designs - the floral one is from one of the Designer Extreme CD's and the dotty one is from the Mini Dots collection, I use the mini dots papers again and again they are so useful.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

I have decorated the inside of my card using the same papers as the front:


CARD RECIPE:

Image:  LOTV - Mini Masterpieces
Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools:  X-cut Border Punch, Spellbinders - Scalloped Circle and Standard Circle, Butterfly Punch (I don't know the make)
Embellishments:  flowers, gems and ribbon from stash
Sentiment:  LOTV - Geisha Companion Stamp Set

Our Sponsors this week are

Kenny K


5 Digi's of the Winners Choice

and

I Am Roses


$35 Gift Voucher


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

Hotshot Craft Challenge 12 - Bling it on (gems and crystal flowers)
A Gem of a Challenge 58 - Polka Dots/Spots
S J Crafts Challenge 10 - Birthdays (optional - include Circles or Ovals)
That Craft Place Challenge - Tic Tac Toe (gems, sentiment, ribbon)
Love to Create Challenge 39 - Lots of Layers
The Perfect Sentiment - Happy Birthday
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

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

Thank you for visiting today, please pop in again soon.

Pauline
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Monday, 29 October 2012

Posting a Christmas Card

I can't believe how fast the weeks fly past, it's time for a new challenge at Whoopsi Daisy.  It's Team A's turn to provide the inspiration this week and our theme this time is - PUNCH IT OUT - we would like you to use punches or dies on your cards.

This is my card using an image from the Daisy & Friends at Christmas CD, I have coloured her with a combination of ProMarkers and FlexMarkers and used distress ink to make the sky background.  I also tore some strips of white paper and added some glitter to form the snow at the base of the image.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.


As usual I have decorated the inside of my card using the same papers and design:


Card Recipe:

Papers:  Dovecraft - Jolly Happy Christmas
Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools:  Spellbinders - Create-A-Flake Four, Marianne CreaTables - LR0205 and LR0206, X-Cut - Border Punch, Small Flower Punch and Circle Punch
Embellishments:  ribbon, card candy, pearls and ice stickles from stash
Sentiment:  LOTV - Christmas Sentiment Stamps

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

Winter Wonderland Challenge - Three Different Punches (border punch, small flower punch, circule punch)
My Heart Pieces - Use Ribbon
Clearly Inspired Challenge 62 - All tied up
Crafty Ribbons Challenge 31 - Christmas
I Love ProMarkers Challenge 140 - Christmas Is Coming
Christmas Cards All Year Round October Challenge - Non traditional image with traditional colours
Christmas Card Challenge Week 48 - Pop it Up (optional)
52 (Christmas) Card Throwdown - Die cuts or punched pieces!
One Stitch at a Time Challenge 137 - Make 1 for Christmas
Paper Crafting Journey - Ribbon or Twine

Make sure you pop over to the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Blog, take a look at the DT inspiration and join in with this weeks PUNCH IT OUT challenge but don't forget you can also enter an ANYTHING GOES WITH A WHOOPSI DAISY IMAGE project.

Thank you so much for visiting me today, please leave a comment so that I know you have called and I can come and visit you.

Pauline
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Sunday, 28 October 2012

Blue Christmas

Good Morning everyone, it's time for a new Challenge over at The Crafty Pad and the lovely Dawn has chosen the theme - Christmas is Coming - so we would love to see all of your Christmas related projects.

I seem to be having a bit of a colour theme with my Crafty Pad DT cards at the moment the last one was Pink Butterflies and this time it's Blue Christmas, I have used the delightful Crafty Pad image Christmas Tree Trio and this is my card:


I printed the image out three times onto some pale blue papers from the Bearly Mine Designs Christmas Wishes collection and added the brown with my Cocoa ProMarker, as is usual with me I have cut the images out to create some decoupage layers.  The base paper is also from the Bearly Mine Designs Christmas Wishes collection and my card stock is Core'dinations, the only embellishment is some Ice Stickles added to the snowflakes on the image.

I have decorated the inside of my card using the same papers and a smaller image:


Our wonderful Sponsor for this challenge is:


who is once again offering one lucky winner a brilliant
£10.00 voucher to spend in her online shop

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

Willow Sketchie - Christmas in October
Crafty Ann's Challenge 77 - Christmas in October
Card Makin' Mamas - Anything Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge - U for Up to You
I Love ProMarkers Challenge 140 - Christmas is Coming
Creative Craft Challenge - THREE (three trees)
J & C Creations October Challenge - Contemporary Christmas

Make sure you pop over the The Craft Pad Challenge blog, check out the DT projects and join us for our 'Christmas is Coming' Challenge.

Thank you for calling today, I hope you are having a great weekend.

Pauline
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Friday, 26 October 2012

Dearest One

This is my card for this weeks CD Sunday Challenge - Poetry Corner, I decided to use this cute little House Mouse image from Joanna Sheen's Just the Two of Us Decoupage set.  The CD part of my card is the papers - they are from Joanna Sheen's House Mouse Inserts CD, the base has large hearts on it - I've been quite successful at covering them up completely and the smaller hearts are from one of the inserts on the CD.


You would not believe the problems I've had trying to post this card, first when I downloaded the photographs I had taken, because of the angle I had taken the shots at, the little mouse looked like he had four ears and then when I tried to insert my watermark it kept coming up really huge, almost obliterating the entire image, even though the settings were all the same as usual.  So back to the drawing board and start again.

I followed the sketch from Sketch 'n' Stash, I really like this sketch and this is the second card I have made using it.  My card stock is Core'dinations and the sentiment tags are LOTV, I used my Fiskars edge punch on the central border and corner - the buttons and twine are from my stash.

This is a close up of the little poem for those of you who have not seen it before:


You can see the inside of my card and a little of the decoupage layers in this photograph:


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

The CD Sunday Challenge - Poetry Corner
Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge 99 - Sketch (House Mouse Decoupage and buttons are both old stash)
Charisma Cardz Challenge 42 - Don't be Square!!
The ABC Challenge - Z is for Zoo
Southern Girls Challenge 56 - Animal Crackers
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 99 - Ribbon and/or Buttons (heart shaped buttons)
Stamp N Doodle - Ribbon/Twine (twine in buttons and tags)
Ladybug Crafts Challenge - I need a P! (pink, poem, punching)

Well I got there in the end - minus the watermark - a job for hubby this evening!   I wish you all a lovely weekend - yes, it's nearly here!

Pauline
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Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Pretty in Yellow

I have made this card for the Songbird Challenge - Build Me Up Buttercup - yellow must be one of the main colours on your card.  As soon as I saw this challenge I just knew the image that I wanted to use, the only problem was I didn't have it, so I had to buy the CD.


What do you think of the way I have been taking my photographs lately, I never seemed to be able to get them straight, so I have been taking them at a slight angle - you can't see if they are straight or not now!

The Image and the papers are all from Ooh La La Creations All Dressed Up CD, I wanted this CD when I first saw it on Create & Craft but managed to resist.  I eventually bought it directly from Ooh La La and it arrived quicker than it would have from Create & Craft.

The card stock is Bazzill Basics from Craftie-Charlie, the sentiment is from The Crafty Pad and the ribbon was in my stash.  I have inked the edges of the sentiment to match the image.

The inside of my card has been decorated to match the front leaving a blank rectangle with inked edges to write on.


This card is for my niece's daughter - does that make her my grand niece or great niece - I'm not quite sure, anyway I hope she likes it.

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

Songbird Challenge 6 - Build Me A Buttercup
Lollipop Crafts Challenge 92 - Happy Birthday
Sketch N Stash Challenge 99 - Sketch (new stash CD, old stash ribbon and sentiment)
The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge 29 - Use a Ribbon
Daring Cardmakers Challenge - Don't Worry, Be Happy
The Emerald Faeries Challenge 34 - Anything Goes
The Perfect Sentiment Challenge 53A - Happy Birthday/Happy Anniversary

Thank you for calling today, they say it is going to get cold at the weekend - it doesn't feel particularly warm here at the moment, so I'd better find my woolly socks out!

Pauline
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Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Winter Homes

This is my card for the Ooh La La Challenge, the theme this fortnight is Christmas Sentiment.  I chose this fab Pyramid image from Christmas Presence called Winter Homes, there are so many gorgeous images on this CD it was difficult to choose which one to use.


The papers are also from the CD and the card stock is Core'dinations.  I have kept the embellishments quite simple again - just some card candy from my stash.  The sentiment is from the LOTV Simply Sophisticated collection.

I have decorated the inside of my card to complement the front, you can also see the Pyramid layers in this photograph.


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

Ooh La La Creations Challenge 116 - Christmas Sentiment and DT call
Totally Papercrafts Challenge 139 - Christmas 9 weeks and counting
ABC Christmas Challenge - U for Up To You
The Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
One Stop Craft Challenge 201 - Anything Goes
Let's Craft and Create Challenge 56 - Dimension
Christmas Card Challenge Week 47 - Christmas Card (optional Bows)
Pile It On Challenge 43 - Holiday, any Holiday

That's it from me for today, thank you for calling - I'm off to do some more sorting through my crafty stash - I'm beginning to wonder if decorating my craft room was a good idea!

Pauline
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Monday, 22 October 2012

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The Witching Hour


I can't believe how fast the weeks fly past, it's time for a new challenge at Whoopsi Daisy.  It's Team B's turn to provide the inspiration this week and our theme this time is HALLOWEEN - we would like to see your spooky, scary - or non scary, witching projects.

You could also enter an ANYTHING GOES WITH A WHOOPSI DAISY IMAGE project if you would like, so if you use a WHOOPSI DAISY IMAGE you can enter any style of card or project you like - you don't have to follow the theme - so come on get out your WHOOPSI DAISY images and show us what you can do - there is usually a free image HERE.

This is my card using a pre-coloured image from sheet 386, pop over to the Whoopsi Daisy Digi Shop and take a look at the new sheets, there are lots with coloured and non coloured digi images on them, perfect for when you want to take some time and colour your image and also for those quick cards that you need to make in a hurry.


All of the papers are from the Bearly Mine Designs - Happy Hauntings set and the card stock is Crafter's Companion Core'dinations - I've nearly used up all of my black now.  I cut my bat embellishments from some free papers from Summertime Designs and then heat embossed them with black embossing powder.

Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

I have used the same design and papers to decorate the inside of my card to match the front:



CARD RECIPE:

Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools:  Spellbinders - Square Swatches, Classic Squares, Ric Rac Diamond Border
Embellishments:  ribbon, button, twine, card candy from stash

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

The Ribbon Carousel Challenge 73 - Halloween Spirit
Crafty Calendar October Challenge - All things Spooky
Di's Digi Designs - Too Cute to Spook Halloween Creations
The Cutie Pie Challenge 29 - Halloween
Scrappy Frogs Challenge - Fall/Halloween
Lexi's Creations Challenge 76 - Halloween
Papelitos Challenge 16 - Witches
No Matter Which Challenge 3 - Halloween Creations
Dream Valley Challenge 43 - Halloween
Diva's by Design - Something Spooky

Make sure you pop over to the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Blog, take a look at the DT inspiration and join in with this weeks HALLOWEEN challenge but don't forget you can also enter an ANYTHING GOES WITH A WHOOPSI DAISY IMAGE project.

Thank you so much for visiting me today, please leave a comment so that I know you have called and I can come and visit you.

Pauline
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Friday, 19 October 2012

Cute Autumn

This is my card for this weeks CD Sunday challenge - Autumn Splendour, I have really struggled today trying to take decent photographs, I'm not the greatest photographer at the best of times but with this miserable weather it has been virtually impossible to get a decent picture.


The cute little puppy image is from Joanna Sheen's Puppies & Kittens CD and the papers and sentiment are from Docrafts Wellington Past Times CD.  I cut the image out using my Spellbinders Classic Circle die and decoupaged the leaves to add a little interest, I have left the card quite plain because I think it would be suitable for a man.

I have used to same layout to decorate the inside of my card.


Card Recipe:

Image:  Joanna Sheen - Puppies & Kittens CD
Papers and Sentiment:  Docrafts - Wellington Past Times Collection CD
Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools:  Spellbinders - Classic Circle, Scalloped Circle
X-Cut - Scalloped Border Punch
Embellishments:  brads from stash

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

The CD Sunday Challenge - Autumn Splendour
The Joanna Sheen Challenge - Autumn Breeze
The Polka Doodles Challenge Week 42 - Autumn
Robyn's Fetish Challenge 128 - Fall Colours
Critter Sketch Challenge 137 - Happy Fall
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge 141 - Pumpkin Patch or Anything Fall
Use Your Stuff Challenge 56 - Back to Basics (use 3 or more brads)
Nutcrafters Challenge 29 - Round and Round
Ruby's Rainbow Challenge 39 - Cute and Cudly
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 177 - Use metal on card (3 metal brads)

Well that's it from me for this evening, I need to start sorting out my craft room - hubby has agreed to give it a complete make over for me, so we will be paying a visit to IKEA for some storage and we are going to buy the paint tomorrow.

Have a good weekend.

Pauline
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Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Spooky .....


Good afternoon, it's time for a new challenge at Crafting for all Seasons and our theme this fortnight is 'SPOOKY'.

We have two great sponsors for this challenge:


I have used two images from my Polka Doodles - Sundae of Seasons CD, this has to be my favourite CD for Halloween and I just love the fact that it contains both coloured images and digi images for you to colour yourself.  The papers are Bearly Mine Designs - Happy Hauntings.


I added an inked sky to the haunted house image and the tree is from a Darice embossing folder, I have just cut around one edge.

I have decorated the inside of my card with co-ordinating papers and another image from the CD:


Card Recipe:

Image:  Polka Doodles - Sundae of Seasons CD
Card Stock:  Joanna Sheen - Onyx Stardream
Tools:  Darice - Leafy Tree Embossing Folder, Mariane CreaTables - LR0205
Embellishments:  card candy from stash

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

Card Crafter's Circle Challenge 44 - Black, White and One Colour
Polka Doodles Week 41 - Halloween
Crafty Ann's Challenge 76 - Back & White + 1 Other Colour
ATC's and Cards with Attitude Challenge 24 - Yellow, Red, Orange/Anything Goes
Stamping with the Dragon Challenge - Halloween
Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge 19 - Something Spooky
Broken Box Stock Challenge 11 - Make a Halloween Card
Challenge up your Life Challenge 80 - Autumn/Halloween
Forever Friends Fortnightly Challenge 47 - Halloween/Autumn
Lexi's Creations Challenge 76 - Halloween

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 for our 'SPOOKY' challenge.

Thank you for calling this afternoon, please come back and visit again soon.

Pauline
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Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Carol Singing


Good morning, I hope everyone is well and enjoying the new week. We have a new challenge for you at Bearly Mine Designs and this week the theme is - Anything Goes.

I have used one of my LOTV images from the Mini Masterpieces range called Carol Singing to which I added some Stickles and 3D Crystal Lacquer.


The papers are Bearly Mine Designs - Christmas Traditions and a little scrap of music paper from my stash.  I have distressed the edges of the papers and image with antique linen distress ink and stamped some foliage on the corners of the image.  The snowflake embellishment is a Whimsy die with a star shaped button in the middle and the sentiment is LOTV.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

I have decorated the inside of my card following the same design as the front.


Card Recipe:

Image:  LOTV - Mini Masterpieces range
Papers:  Bearly Mine Designs - Christmas Traditions
Card Stock:  Dies to Die For - Kraft
Tools:  Whimsy Stamps - Winter's Jewel 1, Spellbinders - Classic Squares (inside card)
Embellishments:  button, string, Stickles, 3D Crystal Laquer, Distress Ink and paint from stash
Sentiment:  LOTV - Christmas Grungy Messages

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

Sparkles Christmas Challenge 21 - Traditional
Stamp with Fun Challenge 183 - 3 Papers
Totally Stampalicious - Create a Christmas Card or Project
One Stitch at a Time Challenge 135 - Music or a Song - We wish you a Merry Christmas
Willow Sketchie Challenge - Sketch and/or Button It Up!  (there is a star shaped button in the middle of the snowflake - I promise!)


Make sure you visit the Bearly Mine Challenge Blog to take a look at the DT inspiration and check out this weeks fab sponsor.

Thank you for visiting today, please pop in again soon.

Pauline
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Monday, 15 October 2012

Birthday Girl


I can't believe how fast the weeks fly past, it's time for a new challenge at Whoopsi Daisy.  It's Team A's turn to provide the inspiration this week and our theme this time is BIRTHDAY CARDS.

You could also enter an ANYTHING GOES WITH A WHOOPSI DAISY IMAGE project if you would like, so if you use a WHOOPSI DAISY IMAGE you can enter any style of card or project you like - you don't have to follow the theme - so come on get out your WHOOPSI DAISY images and show us what you can do - there is usually a free image HERE.

This is my card using a pre-coloured image from Sheet 387, pop over to the Whoopsi Daisy Digi Shop and take a look at the new sheets, there are lots with coloured and non coloured digi images on them, perfect for when you want to take some time and colour your image and also for those quick cards that you need to make in a hurry.


My papers are Pink Petticoat and I have inked the edges with old paper distress ink.  As the layout is quite fussy I have kept the embellishments to a minimum - just stars die cut from corrugated card and a LOTV sentiment tag.

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


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

Simon Says Stamp - DIES and/or PUNCHES
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge 111 - Tag! You're It!
Crafty Ribbons Challenge 30 - Children's Birthday
Happy Campers Challenge 2 - Use a Tag
Moving Along with the Times Challenge - Tag It!
Pattie's Creations Challenge 54 - Tag
Challenges 4 Everybody Challenge 5 - Anything Goes
Sassy Cheryl's Challenge 136 - Happy Birthday
Card Mania Challenge 5 - Happy Birthday

Make sure you pop over to the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Blog, take a look at the DT inspiration and join in with our BIRTHDAY CARD challenge but don't forget you can also enter an ANYTHING GOES WITH A WHOOPSI DAISY IMAGE project.

Thank you so much for visiting me today, please leave a comment so that I know you have called and I can come and visit you.

Pauline
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Sunday, 14 October 2012

Pink Butterflies


Good Morning everyone, it's time for a new Challenge over at The Crafty Pad and the lovely Helen has chosen the fab theme - 
Distress it! - so Ink it, Rip it; Sand it, Scrunch it ... whatever it takes to make your project look distressed!

I decided to use the gorgeous 
Butterflies with Verse image and lots of distress ink.


I used a shaped card blank that I bought from Create and Craft ages ago, well I used most of it anyway - I have loads of different shaped cards and I hardly ever use them.  I cut this one in half and folded it down the middle for the base card and then cut a section out of the other half for the top layer. I traced around the shape on a page from a French/English dictionary that is now redundant (my son has now dropped French and German studies).  I inked the card blanks and the dictionary page along with a doily with a little old paper and a lot of victorian velvet 
distress ink.

I printed the butterfly images and the verse after changing the size and colour in Word.  I then cut the verse out with a Spellbinders Floral Oval die and cut around the butterfly images to which I then added some 3D Crystal Lacquer.  All that was left to do was a little more distressing, tie a bow and some construction.

This is the inside of my card, I didn't quite know what to do for this, so I kept it very simple with a butterfly image and a little distress ink.


Our wonderful Sponsor for this challenge is:


 

The prize consists of:

1 set of rubber Christmas themed stamps and 1 A4 sheet of Angel Toppers.

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

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 142 - Vintage
The Paper Makeup Stamps Challenge 57 - Think Pink
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge 60 - Use a Sentiment as the focus
The Stamping Boutique Challenge 53 - Pink Ribbons
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge 87 - Things with Wings
My Heart Pieces Challenge - Monochromatic
Alphabet Challenge - R for Recycle, Repurpose (recycled dictionary pages)
Alota Rubber Stamps Challenge 92 - Brighten up your Life (Butterflies brighten my life)
Crafty Mess Challenge 19 - Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe 93 - Ugly Bug Ball

Make sure you pop over the The Craft Pad Challenge blog, check out the DT projects and join us for our 'Distress it!' Challenge.

Thank you for calling today, I hope you are having a great weekend.

Pauline
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Thursday, 11 October 2012

Christmas - 2 Miles

This is my offering for the CD Sunday challenge this week, the image and papers are from my Ooh La La Christmas Presence CD, there were four images on the sheet - I suppose I could have just cropped it but I just couldn't resist printing them all and making some decoupage.


I layered the image onto red card stock and then onto Kraft along with the papers and the corrugated layer has been distressed with some white Pebeo paint.  I am having mega problems trying to embellish my cards at the moment - I just can't seem to get it right - so I have left it quite plain again. Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

I decorated the inside of my card to complement the front with the same papers and part of an insert from the CD.


CARD RECIPE:

Image and Papers:  Ooh La La - Christmas Presence
Card Stock:  Crafters Companion - Core'dinations, Dies to Die For - Kraft,
Polka Doodles - Corrugated Kraft
Tools:  Spellbinders - Classic Squares (inside card)
Embellishments:  Card Candy from stash, Pebeo paint
Sentiment:  LOTV - Christmas Grungy Messages

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

The CD Sunday Challenge - Christmas
Ooh La La Creations Challenge 115 - Santa
Crafty Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge 36 - Anything Goes
An Oldie But A Goodie - Inspired by a Song (Santa Claus is coming to town) - card stock. card candy and CD are all over 6 months old

Thank you for visiting me today, please leave a comment so that I can come and visit you.

Pauline
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Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Winter Wonderland

I decided that I would like to join in with the Lili's Little Fairies Challenge this week and the theme is  - A Christmas Card for the Boys - a nice easy one then!

I had a good hunt though all of my Lili of the Valley stash and decided to use this fab die cut topper called Boy Sledging and teamed it up with the fab new Christmas papers from Bearly Mine Designs - Christmas Traditions.


I followed the sketch from this weeks Sketch Saturday and as it is a card for a boy I have kept things quite simple.  I layered the image onto red card stock and then white and all of the papers have been layered onto the white card stock.

I used my Martha Stewart Halloween Border punch - it's supposed to be goo but I think it looks quite like melting snow - across the centre and just added some buttons and stickles (which of course don't show up in the photographs) to embellish.  The sentiment is from the LOTV Simply Sophisticated set, stamped with fired brick distress ink.

I have decorated the inside of my card following the same layout as the front.


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

Lili's Little Fairies Challenge - A Christmas Card for the Boys
Sketch Saturday week 228 - Donna's Sketch
Here Come The Boys Challenge 37 - Monochrome
Craft Your Passion Challenge 131 - Hip to be Square
The Ribbon Girl October Challenge - Boy Cards
ABC Challenge - Y for Y Chromosome (Male themed)
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 176 - Sport
Tammy's Scrapin Corner Challenge 31 - Friendship
Delightful Challenge - Winter Holiday

I would like to extend a very warm welcome to my new followers, thank you so much for calling and for the lovely comments that you leave.

Have a great day.

Pauline
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Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Merry and Bright


Good morning everyone, it's time for our October New Release Celebration over at The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog and it's my pleasure to showcase the new Christmas Pine Cones and Holly Set:



I  have coloured the image with ProMarkers and have inked the edges of my Bearly Mine Designs Festive Fun Christmas papers with old paper distress ink, my sentiment is a Creative Expressions stamp.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

I have used the same papers to decorate the inside of my card.


CARD RECIPE:

Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools:  X-Cut - Scalloped Border Punch, Spellbinders - Large Scalloped Oval
Embellishmens:  gems from stash
Sentiment:  Creative Expressions - Pine Cone Christmas

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

Delightful Challenge - Winter Holiday
Fairy Tale Challenge 51 - 1/3 Cards
Crafty Mess Challenge 19 - Anything Goes
Catch The Bug - October Anything Goes
Crafty Boots Challenge - Three (three pine cones)
Forever Friends Fortnightly Challenge 46 - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays Challenge 123 - Anything Goes
Stella Says Sketch Challenge 121 - Sketch
Christmas Card Challenge Week 45 - Optional Colour Challenge

Make sure you pop over to The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog and have a look at the other new releases and the inspiration from the design team. For your chance to win the Christmas Pine Cones and Holly image all you have to do is leave a comment on the Challenge Blog post and your name will go into the draw. For a 2nd chance in the draw, become a follower of The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog and leave another comment telling us you are a follower - how easy is that!

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

Pauline
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Monday, 8 October 2012

Pretty in Pink


I can't believe how fast the weeks fly past, it's time for a new challenge at Whoopsi Daisy.  It's Team B's turn to provide the inspiration this week and our theme this time is FLOWERS GALORE - we would like to see flowers, on your papers, as your image or embellishments - the choice is yours just as long as we can see some flowers.

You could also enter an ANYTHING GOES WITH A WHOOPSI DAISY IMAGE project if you would like, so if you use a WHOOPSI DAISY IMAGE you can enter any style of card or project you like - you don't have to follow the theme - so come on get out your WHOOPSI DAISY images and show us what you can do - there is usually a free image HERE.

This is my card using a pre-coloured image from sheet 390, pop over to the Whoopsi Daisy Digi Shop and take a look at the new sheets, there are lots with coloured and non coloured digi images on them, perfect for when you want to take some time and colour your image and also for those quick cards that you need to make in a hurry.


My papers are Bearly Mine Designs - Floral Fantasy, I have inked the edges of the papers with spun sugar distress ink and used my X-Cut scalloped border punch to edge the central panel.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

I have decorated the inside of my card to match the front and you can also see that I have decoupaged the image in this photograph:


CARD RECIPE:

Card Stock: Create and Craft - Topsy Turvy
Tools: X-Cut - Scalloped Border Punch, Spellbinders - Big Scalloped Oval
Embellishments: ribbon, flowers stickles and gems from stash

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

Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge 226 - Flowers
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 96 - Die Cuts and Punches
Charisma Cardz Challenge 39 - Badda Bling
Forever Friends Monthly Challenge (October) - Bingo (ribbon, pink, gems)
In The Pink Challenge - Pink Plus One
Paper Play Challenge Week 40 - Shine On
Dare to be Sassy Thursday Challenge 145 - Think Pink
Shelly's Images TTT Challenge - Tic, Tac, Toe (Punch or Die/Free/Ribbon)
Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge - Pink It Up
Send A Smile 4 Kids - Punches and/or Die Cuts for Kids

Make sure you pop over to the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Blog, take a look at the DT inspiration and join in with our FLOWERS GALORE challenge but don't forget you can also enter an ANYTHING GOES WITH A WHOOPSI DAISY IMAGE project.

Thank you so much for visiting me today, please leave a comment so that I know you have called and I can come and visit you.

Pauline
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Friday, 5 October 2012

New Christmas Releases at Bearly Mine Designs

Make sure you pop over to Bearly Mine Designs today and take a look at the gorgeous new papers Donna is releasing.

There are three fab collections:

Festive Fun

Christmas Traditions

Pastel Christmas

Donna also has some MEGA Blog Candy on her personal blog - BEARLY MINE CRAFTS, the candy will run until 30th November so make sure you pay her a visit and join in for the chance to win.


Well that's it from me today, make sure you go and check out the fab new papers.

Pauline
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Thursday, 4 October 2012

Tea Time


This is my entry for the CD Sunday Challenge this week - Tea Time.  I have decided to use my Joanna Sheen Furry Friends CD again and another cute kitten.


The image and the papers are from the CD, my card stock is Core'dinations, the ribbon and card candy are from my stash and the only tool that I used was an X-Cut border punch.

I have decorated the inside of my card with a portion from the matching insert from the CD that I have cut out with a Spellbinders classic circle die and then layered onto a scalloped circle die cut.


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

The CD Sunday Challenge - Tea Time
Victorine Stamps Challenge 44 - Lots of Layers (I have eight layers in total)
Anything Goes Challenge 77 - Animals
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 118 - Cute and Cuddly
Hiding in My Craft Room Challenge 65 - Freestyle
Dream Valley Challenge 42 - Go Pink
Lexi's Creations Challenge 75 - Pink
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge 189 - Think PINK

Thank you for joining me this morning, make sure you pop over to The CD Sunday challenge blog and join in with the fun.

Pauline
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Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Mrs Claus


Good afternoon, it's time for a new challenge at Crafting for all Seasons and our theme this fortnight is 'COSTUMES/DRESS UP'.

We have three great sponsors for this challenge:



I have used the fab Kenny K image 'Mrs Claus' and this card is going to be my Christmas card for a very good friend - I can just see her dressed up like this on Christmas Eve.


I have coloured Mrs Clause with ProMarkers and added stickles to her outfit, my papers are Christmas Frolics from Bearly Mine Designs, full details of everything I have used are listed below.

I have decorated the inside of my card with matching papers:


Card Recipe:

Image:  Kenny K - Mrs Claus
Papers:  Bearly Mine Designs - Christmas Frolics
Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools:  Spellbinders - Create-A-Flake Four, Classic Squares
X-Cut - Star Nesting Die, Scalloped Border Punch
Embellishments:  ribbon and gems from stash

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

Songbird Challenge 5 - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Created With Love Challenge 11 - Christmas
The Cutie Pie Challenge 28 - Use a Digi
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge 92 - All Wrapped Up
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Glitter and Bling!
The Sweet Stop Challenge 178 - Sketch
Lollipop Crafts Challenge 91 - Something Old, Something New (new image and papers, old ribbon, gems and card stock)
Stamp and Create October Challenge - Winter Wonderland
Let's Craft and Create Challenge 55 - Borders (Scalloped border punch)
Alota Rubber Stamps Challenge 92 - Brighten up your Life (my card is for a friend who always brightens up my life and I also think the image would brighten a few peoples lives)

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 for our 'COSTUMES/DRESS UP' challenge.

Thank you for calling this afternoon, please come back and visit again soon.

Pauline
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