Friday, 31 March 2017

Happy Retirement

Have you see the latest Special Edition of  Die-cutting essentials - I was commissioned to create four cards using the beautiful free gifts that are included with the magazine.


I was asked to create cards that were easy to make quite quickly, I managed to achieve this by using mainly squares and straight lines.


For this card I used the beautiful free die, some of the stamps and one of the solid papers that are included with the magazine.  I stamped the flowers and fussy cut them, the leaves have been snipped from the die cut and the sentiment is also part of the stamp set.  To make this card even quicker to create you could use paper flowers instead of stamping and fussy cutting.


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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Thursday, 30 March 2017

Floral Shaker

This is my second card for this weeks Less is More Challenge, it's Recipe week and we need to Use a Frame.


I embossed my base panel with a wood grain embossing folder.  I decided to create a shaker card and used two Spellbinders rectangle dies to cut the frame.


I used my Joy Crafts stamp to create the flowers and cut out a Crafter's Companion stamped sentiment with my Spellbinders Banner die.


I would like to enter this card into the Less is More Challenge 321 - Use a Frame.

Thank you for visiting my blog today, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Starlight Birthday

This is my card for this weeks Less is More Challenge, it's Recipe week and we need to Use a Frame


I have used a Tattered Lace Starlight Circle die to create my frame.


I decorated my frame with some Joy Crafts stamped and fussy cut flowers and added a Hero Arts Stamp & Cuts sentiment.


I would like to enter this card into the Less is More Challenge 321 - Use a Frame.

Thank you for calling today, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
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A delightful Mother's Day

This is the Mother's Day card that I made for my Mum.  I used a beautiful decoupage image from Craft Creations.


I used some Bearly Mine Designs Papers and a LOTV sentiment cut out with a Spellbinders Banner die.


To decorate the inside I used a the same papers and a sentiment from The Lovely Studio.


Thank you for calling today, your company is much appreciated - please leave a comment so that I can come and visit you.

Pauline
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Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Go where the guitar takes you

It's time for a new challenge at Digi Choosday, the theme for the Design Team is Use a Design Sheet but you can enter an Anything Goes project if you like.

I used a fun Design Sheet from the Work & Play 8 - Feel The Music Collection to create a card for a boy.


Nearly everything on my card comes from the design sheet, all I have added is an additional layer of backing paper and the stars have been fussy cut from another backing paper in the collection.


I have used the decoupage layers included on the design sheet to add some dimension to my image and fussy cut all of the elements and a sentiment.


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

Crafting from the Heart Challenge 152 - Always Anything Goes
The Corrosive March Challenge #3 - Anything Goes


Make sure you pop over to the Digi Choosday Challenge Blog and pick up your discount code. Check out the DT inspiration whilst you are there, we would love for you to join us for our Anything Goes challenge - you might like to join the DT and follow the optional Use a Design Sheet theme. If you need some more inspiration you might like to take a look at our Facebook page.

Thank you for calling today, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
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Monday, 27 March 2017

A Beary Merry Christmas

It's time for a new challenge at Christmas with the Cuties and the theme for this one is Red and Green.

I have used an adorable image from the Winter Bears Mini Set from our sponsor - Bugaboo to create my card.


I coloured him with my Spectrum Noir Illustrator Pens and cut him out with Spellbinders circle dies.


I have used papers from NitWit Collections and also decorated the inside of my card.


Make sure you pop over to the Christmas with the Cuties challenge blog and take a look at the Design Team inspiration, we would love for you to join us for our Red and Green challenge.

I would like to enter this card into the March Rudolph Days Challenge.

Thank you for visiting my blog today, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
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Sunday, 26 March 2017

Garden Tools

It's time for a new challenge at CD Sunday and the theme for the next fortnight is Any Old Iron chosen by Jocelyn. Don’t forget to use something from a CD somewhere, however small, in the making of your card or project and give the CD credit.

I used a decoupage image from my The Best of La Pashe 2012 CD.


I teamed it up with some papers from NitWit Collections and a LOTV sentiment.


My 'Any Old Iron' elements are the little watering can, spade, fork and trowel - they are all Robert Addams All Occasion Dies - Garden Tools.


I added a ribbon from my stash and made some card candy to embellish my card.

Make sure you pop over to the CD Sunday Challenge blog and check out the DT Inspiration - we would love for you to join us for our Any Old Iron challenge, just make sure you use something from a CD somewhere, however small, in the making of your card or project and give the CD credit.

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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Saturday, 25 March 2017

Cupcake World

It's time for a new challenge at Di's Digi Designs and the theme for the next fortnight is Add some Texture.

I chose to use the cute Top of the Cupcake World image and some papers from NitWit Collections to create my card.


I coloured him with Spectrum Noir Illustrator Pens and paper pieced the cupcake wrapper.


My texture items are the doilies, the embossed sentiment that I created using my Cuttlebug Happy Birthday Embossing Folder and the little coloured brads that are actually furry!


Make sure you pop over to Di's Digi Designs and check out the new website.


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

Brown Sugar Challenge 243 - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge Week 12 - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack Challenge 181 - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Week 408 - Cakes, Cupcakes and Sweet Treats
As You Like It Challenge - Favourite Colouring Medium (and Why) - Spectrum Noir Illustrator Pens because there is a good range of colours and they blend easily

Thank you for visiting 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 Add some Texture challenge.

Pauline
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Friday, 24 March 2017

Express Birthday Wishes

It's time for a new challenge over at the Polkdadoodles Challenge blog, the theme for the DT this fortnight is Flowers but you can enter an Anything Goes project. I've used a gorgeous topper, papers and sentiment from the fabulous Belle Papillon CD to create my card.


I used two papers from the Paper Collection along with a sentiment from the Sentiments & Alphas Collection.


I fussy cut several copies of the topper from the Amazingness Collection and layered them up for dimension.  I have distressed and inked the edges of everything to create a shabby chick feel.


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

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 343 - Flowers
Creates and Makes Challenge 9 - Anything Goes, Option Vintage
Little Miss Muffet Challenge 159 - Always Anything Goes

Make sure you pop over to the Polkadoodles Challenge Blog and check out the DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us for our Anything Goes challenge, you might like to join the DT and follow the optional Flowers theme. If you need some more inspiration you might like to take a look at our Facebook page.

Thank you for calling today, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
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Thursday, 23 March 2017

Best Birthday Ever

The latest edition of Simply Cards & Papercraft is in the shops today so I can share one of the cards that I created for this edition - this is one of three of my projects that made the front cover!


I was commissioned to create five masculine projects using the sunburst technique.


I used papers from the Dovecraft Back to Basics Blue Skies Collection and a DigiStamp Boutique Sentiment.  The buttons and twine are from my stash.


Thank you for popping in, 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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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Enjoy the Spring

It's time for a new challenge at The Paper Shelter and the theme for the next week is Birthday Girl.  I have used this beautiful image called Enjoy the Spring , she is also available as part of The Spring Collection - 6 products for the price of 4.


I used the coloured image and cut her out with a Spellbinders Circle die, I then fussy cut her several times so that I could add some decoupage layers.


I teamed her up with some papers from NitWit Collections and added a Personal Impressions sentiment cut out with my Die-namics Fishtail Flags die.  I cropped the flowers from her hat and enlarged them in Word before printing them six times and fussy cutting them to embelish my card.


Make sure you pop over to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog and check out the DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us for our Birthday Girl Challenge. If you use a Paper Shelter image you could win a $30 Gift Certificate, if you use another image you can win 3 Digis of your choice.


Thank you for calling today, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Mother's Day Heart

It's time for a new challenge at Digi Choosday, the theme for the Design Team is Not a card/Mothers Day but you can enter an Anything Goes project if you like.

I decided to decorate an MDF Heart to create a Mother's Day gift.


I used papers, flowers and butterflies from the Helga Hippo Collection - I did lots of fussy cutting and layering for dimension, each flower is made up of three layers.


I would like to enter this Mother's Day gift into the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge Week 407 - Anything but a card
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Layer it up
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 184 - For a Special Woman


Make sure you pop over to the Digi Choosday Challenge Blog and pick up your discount code. Check out the DT inspiration whilst you are there, we would love for you to join us for our Anything Goes challenge - you might like to join the DT and follow the optional Not a card/Mothers Day theme. If you need some more inspiration you might like to take a look at our Facebook page.

Thank you for calling today, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
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Monday, 20 March 2017

Just a little note

This is my card for this weeks Less is More Challenge, it's Theme week and the theme is Washi Tape.  All I can say is thank goodness for Amazon Prime as I didn't have any decent Washi Tape, I ordered some yesterday and it was delivered this morning - amazing service.


I created a very simple black and white card using my newly acquired Washi Tape.


The sentiment is from The Lovely Studio.


I would like to enter this card into the Less is More Challenge 320 - Washi Tape.

Thank you for calling today, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
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CAS Sakura Flower

This is the final project that I created for Die-cutting Essentials Magazine, I was sent a selection of Cheery Lynn Designs Dies and asked to create six projects.


For this card I used the Cheery Lynn Sakura Flower Die and a sentiment from The Lovely Studio.


I really enjoyed playing with these Cheery Lynn Designs Dies, they are really pretty and cut like a dream.


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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Sunday, 19 March 2017

Mother's Day Vase

This is a Mother's Day card that I have made using a beautiful decoupage image from Craft Creations.


It is quite a large image and there are lots of decoupage layers so I kept my design simple to make it centre stage.


I have just added a LOTV sentiment cut out with a Spellbinders Banner die along with some card candi that I made myself.  I also decorated the inside using the same papers and a sentiment from The Lovely Studio.


Thank you for calling today, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
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Saturday, 18 March 2017

Friends Forever

I created this card for Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine.


I used an image, papers and sentiment from the NitWit Woof Collection to create a CAS card.


I die cut the the little hearts from the NitWit papers and added 3D Crystal Lacquer to them.


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

Pauline
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