Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Birthday Wishes for You

Well it's Wednesday afternoon again and that means it's time for a new challenge at Crafting for all Seasons and our theme this fortnight is 'USE FLOWERS'.

We have three great sponsors for this challenge:


I have decided to use the beautiful 'Nevaeh' image from Saturated Canary  I rarely use Saturated Canary images because I feel I cannot do justice to the gorgeous hair - my colouring skills need much more practice - I feel a New Years Resolution forming here!


I have followed the sketch from the Saturated Canary Challenge, coloured her with ProMarkers and my papers are one of the Nitwit Collections, I had printed them out ages ago and found them when sorting out my Craft Room (which is still ongoing).  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

I have decorated the inside of my card to complement the front using the same layout and papers but I'm afraid there is no photograph today as I just couldn't get one that was good enough to show - for some reason the colours were not coming out true.
Card Recipe:

Image:  Saturated Canary - Nevaeh
Papers:  Nitwit Collections
Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools:  Spellbinders - Floral Oval, Whimsy Stamps - corner die,  Marianne Creatables - flourish die, X-Cut - border punch (inside card)
Embellishments:  ribbon, lace, flowers and pearl heart from stash
Sentiment:  LOTV

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

Saturated Canary Challenge 31 - Lou's Sketch
Digital Tuesday Challenge 188 - Girly
Crafts and Me Challenge 112 - Ribbon or Trim
I Love ProMarkers Challenge 145 - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge 234 - Girly Cards
Ladybug Crafts Challenge 3 - Monochrome/Tonal
The Ribbon Girl November Colour Challenge - Lavender Hues
Sweet Stampin' - Flowers
Papelitos Challenge 21 - Girls
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 125 - Lots of Layers

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 'ADD FLOWERS' challenge.

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

Pauline
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Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Music Bear

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 - BLUE AND SILVER.

My decoupage image is from The Best of La Pashe Decoupage CD ROM and the papers are Bearly Mine Designs - Christmas Wishes.  This is going to be my youngest sons Christmas card - he loves music and bears - I would normally put his name on the front but it just didn't look right no matter where I put it, so I will just write on the inside.


I have die cut the stars from corrugated card - I just love the texture and look you get from this, the little star buttons have been hiding in my stash for ages.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

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


CARD RECIPE:

Image:  The Best of La Pashe Decoupage CD ROM
Papers:  Bearly Mine Designs - Christmas Wishes
Card Stock:  Create and Craft
Tools:  EK Success - Postage Stamp Punch, X-cut - star die
Spellbinders - Standard Square (inside card)
Embellishments:  buttons and twine from stash

Our Sponsor this week is

Marianne Design


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

By the Cute and Girly November Challenge - Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Willow Sketchie Challenge - Sketch and/or Blue, Silver, White
Deep Ocean Challenge 39 - Pastel Colours
Daring Card Makers Challenge - Twinkle, twinkle
Songbird Challenge 9 - Deeper Shade of Blue
Natalie and Amy's Challenge - Favourite Colour Combination (blue and silver/white)
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge 100 - For Someone Special (my youngest son)
Dream Valley Challenge 46 - Non-Traditional Christmas

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

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

Pauline
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Monday, 26 November 2012

Beautiful Dots

I can't believe how quickly the time goes, this is my second post as a Design Team member for Ooh La La Creations.   Our challenge this fortnight is - Seeing Spots and Dots - as soon as I saw the theme I knew that I would use one of my favourite Ooh La La Creations CD's - All Dressed Up, the images on this CD are ideal for teenage girls and there are also some for the boys!


The image and matching papers are from the CD and the dotty paper is Bearly Mine Designs.  Full details of everything I have used are listed blow.

As usual I have decorated the inside using the same papers and layout.


Card Recipe:

Papers:  Patterned - Ooh La La Creations - All Dressed Up CD, Dotty - Bearly Mine Designs
Card Stock:  Craftie-Charlie - Bazzill Basics
Tools:  X-cut - Scalloped border punch, Woodware - corner punch
Spellbinders - Ribbon Tag and Classic Rectangle (inside card)
Embellishments:  ribbon, flowers and gems from stash
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat

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

Allsorts Challenge Week 182 - Bring on the Bling
Inky Impressions Challenge 86 - Make it Girly
The Paper Shelter Challenge 91 - Birthdays
Moving Along with the Times - Let's go Dotty
Little Scrap Pieces Challenge - Fun "Black" Friday
One Stitch At A Time Challenge 141 - Fabric, ribbon or lace
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Anything Goes excluding Christmas
Cupcake Craft Challenge 22 - Black, White, Plus One...
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 148 - Birthdays and Three (three different papers, 3 different embellishments - flowers, ribbon, gems)

Make sure your pop over the the Ooh La La Creations Challenge Blog and check out the DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us for our 'Seeing Spots and Dots' challenge.

Thank you for calling this morning, please leave a comment so that I know you've been and will be able to come and visit you.

Pauline
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Fairy Wishes

It's time for a new challenge at Whoopsi Daisy and it's Team A's turn to provide the inspiration. Our theme for the week is - USE A DIGI - it can be a Christmas card like mine, or a Birthday card, or anything you like just as long as you use a digital image.

I've used one of the gorgeous Fairy images from the Daisy & Friends at Christmas CD for my card this week.


I absolutely adore the gorgeous Fairy and Angel images on this CD.  I followed the sketch over at Sketch and Stash this week and used papers from Basic Grey.  I cut the snowflakes out of corrugated Kraft card stock with my Tim Holtz Snow Flurries Die, I love the texture this gives them.  I have decoupaged the image and also added 3D Crystal Lacquer and Ice Stickles to her.  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:  Basic Grey - Aspen Frost
Card Stock:  Dies to Die For - Kraft
Tools:  Tim Holtz - Snow Flurries Die, Woodware - Corner Punch,
Spellbinders - Classic Rectangle (inside card)
Embellishments:  ribbon, gems and ice stickles from stash
Sentiment:  recycled from an old Christmas card

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

Craft Room Challenge - Punches and die-cuts
Creative Card Crew Challenge 24 - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge 197 - Christmas is Coming
Divas by Design Challenge 62 - Use 2 or more Patterned papers
Let's Craft and Create Challenge 58 - Getting ready for Christmas
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 244 - Girls Only!
Ladybug Crafts Challenge - Snowflakes (die cut snowflake embellishments/snowflake papers)
Desert Islands Crafts Challenge 42 - 1. Christmas, 2. Green/Red, 6. Sparkle (gems/ice stickles), 7. Kraft
Sketch N Stash Challenge - Sketch 101 (old stash - ribbon, gems, sentment - New stash - Basic Grey papers)

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

Thank you so much for calling today, I hope you enjoyed your visit.

Pauline
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Sunday, 25 November 2012

Christmas Robin

This is my fourth and final week as Guest Designer for the CD Sunday Challenge and our theme this week is 'Inspired by Nature'.  I would like to thank the CD Sunday Team for inviting me to Guest Design for them, I have thoroughly enjoyed the month I have spent with them.

I have used an image and papers from my Joanna Sheen - The Jayne Netley Mayhew Collection Part 2 CD.  I use this image every year on a Christmas card, I love it so much.  It is not actually a decoupage image on the CD so I print it out multiple times and make my own.


I have decorated the inside of my card using the same layout and papers along with a small image that is actually on the backing papers.


Card Recipe:

Image and Papers:  Joanna Sheen - The Jayne Netley Mayhew Collection
Part 2
Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools:  Spellbinders -  Twisted Metal Tags and Accents and Classic Square (inside card)
Embellishments:  Card Candy from stash
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat - Handwritten Christmas Greetings

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

Whimsy Stamps Challenge 53 - Traditional Christmas Colours
Creative Card Crew Challenge 24 - Anything Goes
Crafty Ann's Challenge 79 - Birds and/or Animals
Delicious Doodles Challenge 12 - Something That Flies
Card and Scrap Challenge 43 - Christmas
Christmas Crafting Challenge 16 - Decoupage
Party Time Tuesday's Challenge 95 - Colour/Picture Challenge (I was inspired by the red and the bird)
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge 196 - Make a card or project that makes you feel Happy!
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge 85 - Inspiration from a song (When The Red Red Robin Comes Bob Bob Bobbin' Along)

Thank you for joining me today, please pop over to The CD Sunday Challenge Blog and have a look at the DT inspiration, we would love for you to join in with our 'Inspired by Nature' Challenge this week.  All you need to do is use something from a CD - even if only a small piece of paper or embellishment and make sure you give credit to the CD you have used.

I hope you are all having a fab weekend.

Pauline
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Snowman Couple

Good Morning everyone, it's time for a new Challenge over at The Crafty Pad, it was my turn to choose the theme this week and I decided to challenge myself and have chosen - Add Some Glitter - it can be anything you like as long as we can see some glitter.

Those of you who know me will be aware that I don't often use glitter, the occasional stickles and that's about it.  Well I remembered why that was when making my card - I managed to get glitter absolutely everywhere, you've never seen such a mess!  My image is The Crafty Pad - Snowman Couple - don't they just look jolly.



I've gone for a silver and white theme with just the splash of blue ProMarker on their hats, gloves and scarves.  The silver is mainly glitter, I'm amazed any managed to get on the card there was so much all over me and my craft room.  I sponged a little background for my snowman couple with distress ink and then embossed some snowflakes onto it, you can just about see it behind them.  I then layered my die cut trees and snowman couple on top of it.  The snowflakes and stars are from my stash and I cut the sentiment from one of last years Christmas cards.

I didn't quite know what to do to decorate the inside of my card because I had not used any designer papers so I kept it very simple using the square that I had die cut from the front of my card and some silver mirror card.



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

2 Sisters Challenge 119 - Winter Wonderland
Challenge up your life Challenge 83  - 1st Snow
Creatalicious Challenge 40 - Winter
Scrap It Girl November Challenge - Tree
Sparkles Monthly Challenge 38 - Christmas is coming
Crafty Catz Challenge 160 - Snowflakes - Stars - Sentiment
Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge 93 - Christmas
PanPastel Challenge 46 - Frosty and Bright
Stamptacular Sunday 191 - Winter Bliss (I created my scene using a digi stamp, die cut trees, embossed and inked background)
Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge 22 - Use some Texture (embossed snowflakes on background and lots of glitter)

Make sure you pop over the The Craft Pad Challenge blog, check out the DT projects and join us for our 'Add Some Glitter' Challenge.

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

Pauline
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Friday, 23 November 2012

Bearly Mine Designs - Black Friday Sale

Make sure you pop over to Bearly Mine Designs and bag yourself a bargain.


Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Liebster Blog Award

My lovely blog friend Arty Andrea has very kindly presented me with the Liebster Award, thank you so much Andrea for your generosity and kind words.


To keep this award alive and thriving I have to choose five people who inspire me and pass it on to them.  It is so difficult to choose just five, but eventually I have chosen the following blog friends, all of whom inspire and encourage me with their creativity, company, kind comments and support:

Andrea - KandA Creative Moments Blog
Betty - Betty's Crafty Place
Jane - cutecrittercards
Michelle - The Messy Barn
Rachel - Fisher's Cards and Crafts

I have copied this explanation directly from Andrea's blog as I did not want to get the rules wrong:

“Liebster is a German word meaning "Beloved," “Favourite," or "Dearest. "This award is a peer to peer award in which fellow bloggers present the award to their favourite blogger with less than 200 followers.”

Rules.
*Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog.
*Post the award on your blog.
*Give the award to five bloggers who appreciate, and have less than 200 followers.
* Leave a comment on their blog to let them know you have given them this awesome award!

Do keep this going and show your appreciation for other bloggers out there who deserve this award.

If you have already received this award and passed it on, then you have already ensured its continuity.

If you feel able, please pass this award on to five blog friends who encourage and inspire you.

Pauline
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Sunday, 18 November 2012

A Dad like you .......

This is my third week as Guest Designer for the CD Sunday Challenge and our theme this week is 'Layer It Up'.

I have used a decoupage image and papers from my docrafts Wellington Past Times Collection, I think Wellington is perfect for male cards and this one is for my husband from my youngest son - the sentiment says 'Having a Dad like you makes every day feel special'.


I have decorated the inside of my card with more of the papers.


Card Recipe:

Image and Papers:  docrafts - Wellington Past Times Collection
Card Stock:  Dies to Die For - Craft
Tools:  X-cut - scalloped edge punch, Spellbinders - Classic Square (inside card)
Embellishments:  brads from stash
Sentiment:  docrafts - Wellington paper crafting kit

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

Crafts 4 Eternity - Marvelous Music
Raise The Bar Challenge 120 - Bears
Stamping with the Dragon - So Cute
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 147 - Let's see those Bears
ATC's with Attitude Challenge 27 - Anything Goes or Autumn/Winter
Emma's Crafty Challenge 10 - Brown and Blue
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 134 - Pop It Up
Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge 38 - Kraft

Thank you for joining me today, please pop over to The CD Sunday Challenge Blog and have a look at the DT inspiration, we would love for you to join in with our 'Layer It Up' Challenge this week.  All you need to do is use something from a CD - even if only a small piece of paper or embellishment and make sure you give credit to the CD you have used.

I hope you are all having a fab weekend.

Pauline
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Friday, 16 November 2012

Happy 18th

I have made this card for a close friend of my eldest son, we are all going to his birthday party at the weekend.  The boys have grown up together, and although sometimes their paths have drifted apart, they always seem to come together again.

I got the idea for this card from one of the YouTube videos by Simon Says Stamp, I think it might have been Kristina Werner but I'm not positive.  I used some My Mind's Eye paper scraps and some dark blue card stock that I think came from Joanna Sheen, it's been in my stash for ages.  To make the panel on the left of the card I cut different sized strips from several of the paper scraps and stuck them onto some plain paper diagonally to form the pattern.


The sentiment is from a Hot Off The Press pack that has also been languishing in my stash for ages, I made the frame for it using two Spellbinders Large Labels dies.  The stars have been cut using an X-cut die and the number 18 using a Die-namics die.

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


I also decided to make a matching gift tag using the same method of layering the paper strips and cutting it out with the largest X-cut star die, the only addition is a couple of smaller stars cut from the dark blue card stock.


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

Crafted With Love Challenge 17 - Birthday with Number
The Perfect Sentiment Challenge 56 - Piece it Together
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 243 - Starry, Starry Night!
Moving Along with the Times - Seeing Stars
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 79 - More Than One Punch and/or Die Cut
Word Art Wednesday Challenge 54 - Anything Goes
Shelly's Images Blog - Oh SCRAP!!!
The Pink Elephant Challenge 174 - Punches/Dies
Fussy ad Fancy Challenge 76 - Feeling Blue
Forever Friends November Challenge - Anything Goes

Thank you for joining me today, I hope you enjoyed your visit.

Pauline
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Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Sweet Thank You

Good afternoon, I'd just like to say a big 'hello' to my new followers, thank you for joining me, I do hope you enjoy your visits.

Well it's Wednesday afternoon again and that means it's time for a new challenge at Crafting for all Seasons and our theme this fortnight is 'THANK YOU CARDS'.

We have two great sponsors for this challenge:


I have used another of my Sassy Cheryl images - I won some of these fab images in a challenge recently and now I'm completely hooked, the papers are Pink Petticoat.


I have kept things quite simple, just an embossed and punched panel, a ribbon and a flower cut from some more Pink Petticoat papers.  As usual I have decorated the inside of my card to complement the front leaving plenty of space for a thank you note to be written:


Card Recipe:

Image:  Sassy Cheryl - Sweet Little Avery
Papers:  Pink Petticoat - Autumn Blossoms
Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools:  X-Cut - scalloped border punch, Spellbinders - Classic Square (inside card), Cuttlebug - embossing folder
Embellishments:  ribbon and pearls from stash, flower - Pink Petticoat
Sentiment:  LOTV - Vintage Labels - Occasions

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

Oldie But A Goodie Challenge - Anything But Christmas (ribbon and pearls old stash)
Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge 92 - Be Thankful
Lexi's Creations Challenge 78 - Thanks/Thanksgiving
Lollipop Crafts Challenge 94 - We Are Thankful
Scrappy Frogs Challenge - Give Thanks
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge 65 - Make a Thank You Card
One Stitch At A Time Challenge 139 - With Thanks
Card Makin' Mamas - Thanksgiving/Thank You Cards
Digital Tuesday Challenge 186 - Thankfulness
Pile It On Challenge 46 - Let's Be Thankfull

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 'THANK YOU CARDS' challenge.

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

Pauline
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Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Sleepy Santa

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 - A PINK CHRISTMAS.


I think my image is a Dovecraft one, but it was just in a clear polly bag so I'm not 100% sure, the papers are, of course, Bearly Mine Designs - Christmas Light, Pastel Christmas and Gingham.

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


CARD RECIPE:

Image:  Dovecraft
Papers:  Bearly Mine Designs - Christmas Light, Pastel Christmas and Gingham
Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools:  Spellbinders - Standard Square (inside card)
Embellishments:  pom, pom ribbon from stash
Sentiment:  Dreamees

Our Sponsor this week is

Whimsy Stamps


5 Digital Stamps of the Winner's Choice

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

Craft Us Crazy Challenge 30 - Favourite Colour and/or Holiday Theme (Christmas Theme)
ABC Christmas Challenge - V for Vibrant Colours
LEJ Designs Challenge 29 - Seasons Greetings
Tanda Stamps Tanda Teaser 203 - Anything Christmas
The Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge 5 - Christmas Anything Goes
The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge 30 - Flowers, Hats or Horses (I hope my little Santa hat counts)

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

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

Pauline
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Monday, 12 November 2012

One Large Snowball

I'm so excited, this is my first post as a Design Team member for Ooh La La Creations, I fell in love with their CD's when I first saw Shoes in Bloom and this was the third time that I had applied to be on their design team, third time lucky - either that or they just felt sorry for me!

Our challenge this fortnight is - SOMEONE SPECIAL - this is the Christmas card I have made for my husband this year, he is very special, particularly at the moment because he has just bought me some lovely new storage for my craft room!  This gorgeous snowman is from the Christmas Presence CD - I just love these whimsical images, they are suitable for both sexes and most ages.


The pyramid image and papers are all from the CD and I have used Kraft card stock to layer everything onto.  My sentiment is computer generated and the die cut snowflake was cut from corrugated Kraft card stock with a selection of Spellbinders dies.  I have kept things quite simple as this is for my husband and just added a little raffia and a small charm to complete my card.

As usual I have decorated the inside using the same papers and layout.


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

The Joanna Sheen Challenge - Cold and Frosty
Crafty Calendar November Challenge - Wrap up Warm for Winter
For Fun Challenges - Burr it's Cold!
Southern Girls Challenge 57 - 46 Days to go (Christmas)
Stamping with the Dragon Challenge - Christmas, NO red and NO green
Delightful Challenges - Let it snow
Creative Craft Challenge - Special Occasion - NOT Birthday

Make sure your pop over the the Ooh La La Creations Challenge Blog and check out the DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us for our 'SOMEONE SPECIAL' challenge.

Thank you for calling this morning, please leave a comment so that I know you've been and will be able to come and visit you.

Pauline
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Pastel Angel

It's time for a new challenge at Whoopsi Daisy and it's Team A's turn to provide the inspiration. Our theme for the week is - PASTEL COLOURS - it can be a Christmas card like mine, or a Birthday card, or anything you like just as long as you use pastel colours.

I've used another gorgeous Angel image from the Daisy & Friends at Christmas CD for my card this week.


I absolutely adore Linnie's gorgeous Angel images.  I have kept my card quite simple using ProMarkers to colour her and just adding some stickles to the edge of the image and sentiment and a little to the star, her wings and halo. 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:  Basic Grey - Aspen Frost
Card Stock:  Dies to Die For - Kraft
Embellishments:  ribbon, star and ice stickles from stash
Sentiment:  LOTV - Christmas Grungy Messages

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

ATC's With Attitude Challenge 26 - Add a Sentiment/Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts Friday Challenge 142 - Cute and Girly
Fat Pages With Attitude Challenge 26 - Add a Sentiment/Anything Goes
2 Sisters Challenge 117 - Use Your Favourite Christmas Stamp
Totally Gorjuss Challenge 158 - Pastel Christmas
The Corrosive Challenge 162 - Flutter By (Wings)
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge 6  Things with Wings
The Ribbon Girl Challenge - Add Sparkle
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Digi Stamps 4 Joy Challenge 54 - Bingo (No Twine, No Scarecrow, Snowflake, No Gems, No Punch)

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

Thank you so much for calling today, I hope you enjoyed your visit.

Pauline
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Sunday, 11 November 2012

Rainy Days


This is my second post as Guest Designer at The CD Sunday Challenge and this week our theme is 'Rainy Days'.

I've used a decoupage image, papers and insert from The Rachelle Anne Miller Collection CD, this CD has lots of lovely images that are really great for Children's cards, I can't believe this is the first time that I've used it.


I've gone with a pink and brown theme again teaming my image and papers up with some brown Core'dinations card stock, 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 see the decoupage layers in this photograph as well:


Card Recipe:

Image, Papers and Insert:  The Rachelle Anne Miller Collection CD ROM
Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools:  Spellbinders - Scalloped Circle and Classic Circle, Die-namics - Photo Corners and Marianne CreaTables - LR0131 Flower
Embellishments:  Ribbon, lace, buttons, charm and twine from stash
Sentiment:  Polka Doodles

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

The Emerald Faeries Challenge 35 - Use a Charm
Diva's by Design Challenge 60 - Let's get cute!
Nutcrafters Challenge 30 - Ribbon and/or Twine
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 101 - Lots of Layers
My Heart Pieces Challenge - Anything Cute
Simply Create Too Challenge 26 - Use Your Stash (Ribbon, lace, buttons, charm and twine)
Clearly Inspired Challenge 63 - Critters
Jellypark Challenge - Back to Nature

Thank you for joining me today, please pop over to The CD Sunday Challenge Blog and have a look at the DT inspiration, we would love for you to join in with our 'Rainy Days' Challenge this week.  All you need to do is use something from a CD - even if only a small piece of paper or embellishment and make sure you give credit to the CD you have used.

I hope you are all having a fab weekend.

Pauline
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Special Days Cupcake


Good Morning everyone, it's time for a new Challenge over at The Crafty Pad and the lovely Diane has chosen the theme - Cake - so we would love to see all of your lovely projects with cakes on them, I feel hungry already!

I have used the rather lovely 'Cupcake' image from this weeks sponsor The Stamping Boutique who are offering one lucky winner 3 digi images of their choice.



My fab image has been coloured using ProMarkers and I have added glaze to the cherry and hundreds and thousands.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

I have decorated the inside of my card using the same papers and layout:


Card Recipe:

Papers:  DCWV - The Sweet Stack
Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools:  Spellbinders - Scalloped Circle and Standard Circle, X-cut - Border Punch and Die-namics - Photo Corners
Embellishments: card candy and 3D Crystal Lacquer from stash
Sentiment:  Polka Doodles

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

Paper Pretties Monday Challenge 64 - Use 2 or More Circles!
The Pink Elephant Challenge 173 - Use your FAVOURITE Colouring Medium (ProMarkers)
There She Goes - Dress Up Your Colouring (3D Crystal Lacquer)
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations Challenge - Do it Digi
Oldie But A Goodie Challenge - Spots and stripes
Inky Impressions Challenge 84 - Birthday
Little Red Wagon Challenge 158 - Colouring
Stamp N Doodle Challenge - Use a Digi!

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

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

Pauline
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Thursday, 8 November 2012

Happy Birthday Dad

This is the card that I have made for my sixteen year old son to give his Dad, I had strict instructions - not fussy, not soppy and bright colours - lots of scope there then!

He is very into music at the moment, he has recently got his old record player out of the loft and bought new speakers and an amplifier for it.  He is currently working his way through all of his old vinyl albums - it must be something to do with his age - so I chose music as a theme.


The papers are some that I've had in my stash for ages called Rock Star, they have been so useful for boy's cards, I've almost used them all up and that doesn't happen very often.  I used my X-cut star die to cut the stars and layered them onto some hand cut card stock stars.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

I have kept the inside decoration quite simple using some of the same papers and a Pinking Circle die cut.


Card Recipe:

Papers:  Best Creations Inc - Rock Star
Card Stock:  Joanna Sheen - Onyx Stardream
Tools:  X-cut - Star die, Spellbinders - Pinking Circle, Standard Circle and
Ric Rac Border
Sentiment:  Peel Offs from stash

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

Cards for men Challenge 23 - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Week 179 - For Men Only
Here Come The Boys Challenge 39 - Die cuts/punches
Gingerloft Challenge 51 - No colouring allowed!!
Lexi's Creations Challenge 77 - Special Birthday
City Crafter Challenge Week 134 - Stars and Sparkles
LEJ Designs Challenge 28 - Use Die Cuts or Punches
One Stitch at a Time Challenge 138 - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting me today, please call back again soon.

Pauline
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Monday, 5 November 2012

Christmas Angel


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 - CHRISTMAS CARDS - a nice and easy one.

This is my card using an image from the Daisy & Friends at Christmas CD.


I just love Linnie's gorgeous Angel images, 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 and you can see that I have decoupaged the image as well, just one layer this time:


Card Recipe:

Papers:  Paper Creator
Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools:  X-Cut - Border Punch, Snowflake Punch, Darice - embossing folder
Embellishments:  gems and baby blue stickles from stash
Sentiment:  Paper creator

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

Crafts and Me Challenge 108 - Bling it up
Alota Rubber Stamps Chalenge 94 - Blue and White
Ladybug Crafts Challenge 3 - Monochrome/tonal
Crafty Catz Chllenge 157 - Add Texture (embossing/stickles)
Delicious Doodles Challenge 9 - Embossing
Cute Card Thursday - Fairies & Angels
Come and Get It Challenge - Monochromatic
Dream Valley Challenge 44 - Glitter and Bling

Make sure you pop over to the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Blog, take a look at the DT inspiration and join in with this weeks CHRISTMAS CARDS 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, 4 November 2012

Christmas in Pink

This is a rather special post for me today, I have been invited to Guest Design at The CD Sunday Challenge for the month of November, this was one of the first challenges I ever entered and I have tried to enter on a regular basis. The DT are a lovely bunch and they always pop over and leave nice comments on all of the challenge entries.

The theme of the challenge this week is 'Christmas in Pink' and as it's the first Sunday of the month we have a fab sponsor - Dreamees.  My image, papers and sentiment were all provided by our fab sponsor.


I decided to team my pink image and papers with some dark brown Core'dinations card stock, full details of everything I have used are listed below.

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


Card Recipe:

Image, Sentiment and Papers:  Dreamees
Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools:  Spellbinders - Scalloped Circle and Classic Circle, X-Cut - Scalloped Border Punch
Embellishments:  Ribbon, snowflakes and gems from stash

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

There's Magic in the Air Magical Monday Challenge - Pretty in Pink
The Perfect Sentiment Challenge 54 - Think Pink for Christmas
The Paper Shelter Challenge 88 - Anything Goes
Die Cuttin' Diva's Challenge 89 - Anything Goes with Die Cuts
LEJ Designs Challenge 27 - Anything Goes
Sparkles Christmas Challenge 22 - Contemporary Colour Combo
Willow Sketchie Challenge - Sketch and/or Festive Sparkle and Shine
My Time to Craft Challenge 195 - Pink & Brown

Thank you for joining me today, please pop over to The CD Sunday Challenge Blog and have a look at the DT inspiration, we would love for you to join in with our 'Christmas in Pink' Challenge this week.  All you need to do is use something from a CD - even if only a small piece of paper or embellishment and make sure you give credit to the CD you have used.

I hope you are all having a fab weekend and keeping warm.

Pauline
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Saturday, 3 November 2012

Snowman Fun

This is my card for this weeks CD Sunday Challenge and I'm only just in time - it get's dark so early these days it's a struggle to take my photographs in daylight.


I have used my Ooh La La Christmas Presence CD again and the pyramid image is called One Large Snowflake, the papers are also from the CD and my card stock is Kraft.  The snowflakes are cut from corrugated Kraft card stock with Spellbinders dies, the sentiment is a LOTV stamp and the gems are from my stash.

As usual I have decorated the inside of my card to match the front, you can also see the pyramid layers in this photograph.


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

The CD Sunday Challenge - Beautiful Blue (I hope my card is blue enough)
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge 25 - Stripes
Hooked on Craft Challenge 26 - Christmas - No Red/Green
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations - Pop it Up
Divas by Design Challenge 59 - Feeling Festive
Card Crafter's Circle Challenge 47 - Patterned Paper
Sparkles Christmas Challenge 22 - Contemporary Colour Combo
2 Sisters Challenge 116 - Pastel Christmas

Thank you for visiting me today, make sure you pop back tomorrow when I will have a rather special post!

Pauline
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