Wednesday, 31 December 2014

My Five Favourite Creations of 2014

Not only does Debby host her 'My Favourite Five Christmas Cards' challenge she also hosts 'My Five Favourite Creations of 2014' and I have decided to join the fun again - it was much more difficult to whittle this one down to five but I got there in the end.


This is my selection, they are all cards:


An adorable image from Di's Digi Designs



One of my favourite Woodware Huge Stamps



A sweet image from Nicecrane Designs



Some gorgeous Clearly Besotted stamps



A fabulous kit from Paper Creator's Crafts

There could have been so many more, but I tried to be good and stick to five. I look forward to browsing everyone else's Five Favourite Creations of 2014 so make sure you join the fun and add your post to the Linky over on Debby's blog.

I'm also going to link my selection up over at On a Stampage where Mynn is hosting a Blog Highlight for 2014 Link Party!  Make sure you pop over and check out her fabulous blog

I would just like to wish everyone a Happy and Healthy New year, I know that 2014 was rather tough for some of my blog buddies - putting it mildly, I hope that 2015 is a much better year for you all.

Take care.

Pauline
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Tuesday, 30 December 2014

More old stash

I have made two more simple cards using the 3 Birds kit that I bought from Crafter's Companion a very long time ago and have never used, these two are new baby cards.


This one has been made following the instructions in the kit:


This is the second one inspired by a design I found on Pinterest, a little more simple than the first:


I used an All Occasion die from Joanna Sheen to cut the New Baby sentiment, I cut it three times and layered it up.  I also added some die cut stars and some twine.

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

Glitter n Sparkle Challenge 117 - Anything Goes
Robyn`s Fetish Challenge 244 - Anything Goes C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door  - Always Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge 187 - Everything Goes
Shopping Our Stash Challenge 182 - Thrice as Nice (the first card)

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and leave a comment, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
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Monday, 29 December 2014

We're expecting!

No not me!  The gorgeous mum to be in my Pink Gem image.

This is the card that I have made for the current Less is More Challenge - the theme is Family and I must admit this one had me stumped for a while, then I remembered this fabulous image called Yummy Mummy Emma from Pink Gem Designs.


I coloured her with ProMarkers and die cut two Die-namics Fishtail flags, I added a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp to one banner and attached them with a Die'namics die cut Star.  The striped papers are from Pink Petticoat.


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

Less is More Week 203 - Family
Little Claire's Challenge 52 - A Special Card
Cut it Up Challenge 61 - New Beginnings -- Babies

Thank you so much for visiting me today, I always appreciate you taking the time to pop in.

Pauline
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Sunday, 28 December 2014

Using old stash

I have made two simple thank you cards using a 3 Birds kit that I bought from Crafter's Companion a very long time ago and have never used.

The kit is called 'Card Making by number' and contains everything you need to make 40 cards, two each of 20 different designs.


I think the papers are showing their age a bit but I am determined to use of some of  my old stash.

This card has been made following the instructions in the kit:


I added some additional orange card stock and changed the orientation on this one:


I am going to be using a lot more of my old stash in the coming weeks, I really do need to make some room in my craft room.

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

Kraftyhands December Challenge - No Squares Allowed
Crafty Sentiment Designs Challenge - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Moments Challenge 58 - Anything Goes/Non Traditional Christmas Colours

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and leave a comment, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
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Saturday, 27 December 2014

For my wonderful Husband

This is the last Christmas card I will be posting this year, it is the one I made for my husband - the most difficult one that I had to make!


I used  a Tim Holtz Christmas Blueprint 4 stamp, stamping it on some Heartfelt Creations patterned paper and also on plain paper. I coloured the plain version with ProMarkers and added 3D Crystal Lacquer to the berries before fussy cutting it.  My sentiment is a Clearly Besotted stamp on a Die-namics Fishtail flag cut from the patterned paper.


I distressed the papers and sentiment with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink and added some twine from my stash.

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

Crafty Little Fairies December Challenge - Holly and/or Ivy
Creative Knockouts Challenge 69 - Anything Goes
Bloggers Challenge - Holiday Cards
That's Crafty! Challenge - Anything Goes
Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge 144 - Merry Christmas

Thank you so much for visiting me today, I always appreciate you taking the time to pop in.

Pauline
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Friday, 26 December 2014

Snowman Snowballs

I have some exciting news to share today, some of you may have noticed that Hazel has announced her new design team members over on the Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog and I am proud to announce that I am one of them.

I am already a member of the Winter Wonderland DT and now being a member of the CHNC DT as well I will hopefully manage to create a good number of Christmas cards throughout the year.

To celebrate I have made a card using a Bugaboo image, Bugaboo sponsor all of the CHNC Extra challenges.


I have used the fun Snowman Snowballs image, colored him with ProMarkers and teamed him up with some NitWit Collections papers.  I added lots of glitter to my image and used some white seam binding to make a bow.


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

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Patterned Paper
Crafty Creations Challenge - Who Wants To Build A Snowman
Digistamps 4 Joy Challenge 107 - Add Glitter
I ♥ Promarkers Challenge 250 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede Challenge 119 - Santa or Snowman
Bugaboo Bingo Challenge - Bingo (Bugaboo Image, Ribbon, Non Traditional Christmas colours)
Fresh Brewed Designs December Challenge - Christmas Anything Goes
Creative Moments Challenge 58 - Anything Goes/Non Traditional Christmas Colours

Why don't you pop over to the Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog and see who the other new DT members are, there is time to enter the December challenge as well if you still have some Christmas cards to blog,

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and leave a comment, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
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Wednesday, 24 December 2014

My Favourite Five Christmas Cards of 2014

Debby is hosting her 'My Favourite Five Christmas Cards' challenge again this year and I couldn't resist taking part - it's always fun to look back through all of this years Christmas cards.


Join me on Christmas Eve

This is my selection:


This one is from the Ooh La La Creations Christmas Presence CD, I love the images on this CD.



A little Pink Gem Cutie, such an adorable image.



Well, there had to be a House-Mouse among my favourites.



A CAS design using Bearly Mine Designs papers.



More adorable mice, this time from Di's Digi Designs.

There could have been so many more, but I tried to be good and stick to five.  I look forward to browsing everyone else's favourite five Christmas cards so make sure you join the fun and add your post to the Linky over on Debby's blog.

I would just like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New year, I know that Christmas is going to be difficult for some of my blog buddies, please know that you will be in my thoughts.

Take care.

Pauline
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Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Merry Christmas MIL

Yesterday I shared the card that I made for my Mum, today I am sharing the card I have made for my Mother in Law - she loves Santa images on cards so I chose this fabulous decoupage image from Debbi Moore's Santa Claus II CD.


I used papers from Joanna Sheen's House-Mouse Christmas Project Book and the sentiment is from the Ooh La La Creations Shawn Jenkins Collection CD.


I layered everything onto black card stock and then gold Mirri card, Mother in Law likes all things shiny.  I added a bow made with ribbon from my stash and some pearls also from my stash.


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

Deep Ocean Challenge 94 - Christmas is all Around
Not Just Cards Challenge 9 - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge 187 - Everything Goes
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Challenge 50 - Christmas Reds and Blues
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - Christmas/Winter Holiday
Craft-Dee BowZ December Challenge - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow

Thank you so much for visiting me today, I always appreciate you taking the time to pop in.

Pauline
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Monday, 22 December 2014

Merry Christmas Mum

This is the card I have made for my Mum this year, I always leave it until the last minute.


The decoupage image is from Jayne Nestorenko and the papers are from the Simple Stories Cozy Christmas collection.


I used a Fiskars punch for the border and the ribbon and pearls are from my stash, I'm pretty sure that the sentiment came from one of my Ooh La La Creations CDs.


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

Dream Valley Challenge 97 - Christmas
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge 116 - Traditional Christmas Colours
ABC Christmas Challenge  - 'Y' is for 'Your Family'
The Glory of Christmas Challenge 49 - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge 214 - Anything Goes
A Crafty Mess Challenge 2 - Anything Goes/Traditional Christmas Colors
CHNC Challenge 208 - Whatever is still urgently needed for Christmas
Completely Christmas Challenge 43 - Anything Goes With A Twist Add You're own - lots of layers

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and leave a comment, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
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Saturday, 20 December 2014

Pudding Mice

It's time for a new challenge at Di's Digi Designs and the theme for the next fortnight is Any Winter Holiday - this is my card.


I chose to use the adorable Holly Pudding image, coloured it with ProMarkers and added 3D Crystal Lacquer to the holly berries.  I cut my image out with a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Square die and used papers from NitWit Collections, the sentiment is from Pink Petticoat.


I added some glittered die cut holly, I coloured the berries to match the image and added some more 3D Crystal Lacquer.

Our FABULOUS Sponsor this fortnight is CRAFTY RIBBONS and the prize is a £10 voucher for their shop.  (Winner pays shipping if any)



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

Alphabet Challenge - W for Whiskers
QKR Stampede Challenge 118 - Lots of Layers
Fresh Brewed Designs - Christmas
Little Red Wagon Challenge - Anything Christmas Themed
Words 2 Scrap By Challenge 12 - Eat, Drink, and Be Merry!
Natalie and Amy's Challenge 27 - Cute & Cuddly Christmas
Passion For Promarkers Challenge 227- Christmas Bingo (Die Cut, Free, Glitter) 

Thank you for popping in today, don't forget to take a look at the Di's Digi Designs Challenge blog to check out the fabulous DT inspiration and join in with our Any Winter Holiday challenge.

Pauline
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Friday, 19 December 2014

Party Pup

It's time for a new challenge at Winter Wonderland and the theme this week is:

Fussy and Fancy
  
I have used an adorable decoupage image and papers from the Crafter's Companion Barkley Everyday CD.


As you can see I have made a Birthday card - it is the start of the few months of the year when you don't have to make a Christmas project to enter our challenge, although you can still make a Christmas project if you wish.


To add a little interest to some plain purple paper I used my Impression Obsession Thin Stripes stamp and Seedless Preserves Distress Ink to stamp some stripes.  The sentiment is from Pink Gem Designs and I added a button with a twine bow.


We have four fabulous sponsors for this challenge



£10 Voucher



£10 Voucher



£10 Voucher



3 Digi's

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

A Little Bit Crafty - Anything goes.....but NOT Christmas!!!
Animal Friends Challenge 21 - Everything goes with an animal
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes!
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge 95 -Animal Friends
Divas by Design - Anything goes
The Sisters of Craft December Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper December Challenge - Anything goes with Patterned Paper 

Make sure you pop over to the Winter Wonderland Challenge blog and take a look at the fabulous DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us for our Fussy and Fancy challenge.

Thank you so much for visiting me today, I always appreciate you taking the time to pop in.

Pauline
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Thursday, 18 December 2014

Happy Birthday Son

Something a little different from me today - it is my eldest son's 19th Birthday and this is the card I made for him.


I have used papers from the Crafter's Companion Camden Town CD and paper pack along with a topper from the same collection.


The striped paper is from an Ooh La La CD and the sentiment tags are LOTV.  Everything has been seriously distressed, something a little unusual for me as I don't like the mess.


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

Divas by Design Challenge - Anything goes
Paper Shelter Challenge - Anything goes
Scrappers' Delights Challenge 37 - Anything goes
It's All About the Vintage Challenge 82 - Knot
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper December Challenge - Anything goes with Patterned Paper

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and leave a comment, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

White Christmas

Another CAS Christmas card from me today, a White on White one this time.

I have used the 'merry' die from the Papertrey Ink Wonderful Words Holiday Die Collection,  I cut it out four times and adhered them together, the 'Christmas' is a Clearly Besotted stamp and the Poinsettia was cut out with Sue Wilson Dies.


I apologise for the rubbish photo, I find white on white is virtually impossible to photograph and it was very dark and miserable here today.

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

Try It On Tuesday Challenge - Winter Whites
Card Mania Challenge 62 - Christmas
Dream Valley Challenge 97 - Christmas
Incy Wincy Designs - Christmas Anything Goes

Thank you so much for visiting me today, I always appreciate you taking the time to pop in.

Pauline
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Monday, 15 December 2014

Wishing you .....

This is a very quick card for the Less is More challenge this week. It's one layer week and the theme is Snow.

I have used a Stamps by Chloe stamp called wishing you a Merry Christmas, I stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with some Platinum Sparkle embossing powder - it is really lovely and sparkly in real life but the photographs don't really show it.


I embossed an oval around the outside of my stamped image to add a little interest.



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

Less is More Week 202 - One Layer
Fantasy Stampers Challenge 25 - CAS Christmas
Christmas Card Challenge 2  - CAS Design

Thank you so much for visiting me today, I always appreciate you taking the time to pop in.

Pauline
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Saturday, 13 December 2014

Football and Xbox

I have made this card for my youngest son to give his brother for his birthday.  It combines two of his pleasures in life - football and Xbox games.


I have used papers from Echo Park and a stamp from the Simon Says Stamp All Boy collection, the sentiment has been computer generated. I used an EK Success punch on the edge of the panel and wanted to add some enamel dots but Laurence thought they were 'girly' so it has been left very CAS.


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

Dream it Up December Challenge - Quick and/or Cute (Quick)
Moving along with the Times - December Birthdays
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday
Creative Card Crew Challenge 76 - Birthday with Sentiment
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 207 - Anything but Christmas
Not Just Cards Challenge 8 - Anything Goes
That's Crafty Challenge - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge - Inspiration from Something In Your Home (Xbox controller)


Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and leave a comment, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
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Friday, 12 December 2014

Trimming the Tree

It's time for a new challenge at Winter Wonderland and the theme this week is:

Christmas Presents
We would like to see an image with presents or you can make a present.
  
I have used a gorgeous topper from LOTV, this is another of the older pre-coloured die cut squares, I added gold glitter glue to the stars and 3D Crystal Lacquer to the baubles.


The papers are also from LOTV and the sentiment is from Pink Petticoat.  To embellish I die cut a large star and punched some smaller ones, I then added a coat of gold glitter glue.


Our sponsor for this challenge is  

Whiff of Joy



and the prize is a Stamp of the Winner's choice

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

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Paper Play
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 224 - Family Christmas
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 241 - Christmas
Crafty Creations Chalenge 278 - Something to Die for
Sisterhood of Crafters - Name that Tune (O Christmas Tree)
A song in your He{ART} Challenge 22- I'll be Home for Christmas

Make sure you pop over to the Winter Wonderland Challenge blog and take a look at the fabulous DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us for our Christmas Presents challenge.

Thank you so much for visiting me today, I always appreciate you taking the time to pop in.

Pauline
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