Thursday, July 16, 2015

Here Comes Summer Giveaway

You may remember that I recently had some cards published in Papercraft Essentials Magazine, these cards were made using the free stamp set from the current issue of Creative Stamping.  I have a set of unopened stamps to give away to one of my followers.




If you would like to win this fabulous set of summer themed stamps then this is what you need to do:

You must be or become a follower of my blog with Google Friend Connect

Add the stamp picture to your sidebar with a link back to my blog

Add your link to the linky

I will post worldwide

This candy will remain open until 9am on 17th July when I will use RANDOM.ORG to choose a winner.

Thank you for taking part and good luck.

Pauline
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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Sending Happy Thoughts

If you follow my blog you will have seen three cards that I made for Papercraft Essentials using the stamps that are currently free in Creative Stamping.  I was also commission to create three Clean and Simple cards using the same stamps for Creative Stamping magazine.


I stamped the flowers several times so that I could layer them up and coloured them with ProMarkers.


The sentiment is from the same free stamp set and I just added some embossed lines to opposite corners.


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

CAS on Sunday Challenge 62 - Embossing
Come and Get It Challenge - Anything Goes with Flowers

I am giving away an unopened set of the stamps that I used, you can find the post HERE if you would like to enter the random draw.

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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Monday, July 6, 2015

Flying High

We have a new challenge at the House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge and we have a Sketch for you this fortnight, alternatively you can enter an Anything Goes card just as long as you use a House-Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image.

I have used an adorable image from Joanna Sheen's House-Mouse Triple CD Collection.  I printed my image three times so that I could add a couple of decoupage layers.


This is the sketch that we would like you to follow


Our sponsors for this challenge are:


AND


Please check the challenge blog for full details.

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

Aud Sentiments Challenge 135 - Animal(s)
Robyn`s Fetish Challenge 271 - Anything Goes

Thank you for popping in today, don't forget to take a look at the House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge blog to check out the fabulous DT inspiration and join in with our Sketch challenge.






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All That Glitters

It's time for a new challenge at Ooh La La Creations and the theme for the next fortnight is All That Glitters.

I have used a gorgeous image and papers from my favourite Ooh La La Creations Christmas Presence CD to make my card.


I have added glitter to my image and also around the outside.   Everything on my card is from the CD except the card stock, ribbon and sparkly pearls.


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

Quirky Crafts Challenge 14 - Quirky Christmas In July
Crafty Calendar July Challlenge - Christmas in July
Kitty Bee Designs Challenge 51 -  Christmas in July
Winter Wonderland Challenge - All That Glitters
Simply Create Too Challlenge 89 - Get Ahead For Christmas

Make sure you pop over to the Ooh La La Creations Challenge Blog and check out the DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us for our All That Glitters challenge.

Thank you for calling today, 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, July 5, 2015

Floral Birthday

This is the final one of my cards that was recently published in Papercraft Essentials.

For this one I stamped and white heat embossed two of the stamps that are free with the current issue of Creative Stamping onto a lovely blue background.  I then used a Spellbinders die to cut the scalloped edge and mounted it onto a white card base.


The sentiment is also from the free stamp set and the ribbon is from my stash.

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

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge 287 - CAS
Crafty Catz Challenge 286 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Challenge 27 - Add Some Embossing
Sister Act Card Challenge 113 - Always Anything Goes
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge #87 - Anything Goes with a Twist: Make It Floral

I am giving away an unopened set of the stamps that I used, you can find the post HERE if you would like to enter the random draw.

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, July 4, 2015

We're back ....

Crafty Friends Challenge is back and I'm so pleased to have been invited to join the Design Team again.  Anything Goes is the theme for our first challenge and both teams are playing along, this is my card using an adorable image from one of our sponsors - Beccy's Place.


I have used papers from Bearly Mine Deigns and a sentiment from Pink Petticoat.  As usual I have decorated the inside of my card.


We have two fabulous sponsors for this challenge:


AND


Please see the Crafty Friends Challenge blog for full details.

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

Crafty Catz Challenge 286 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede Challenge 146 - For a Child
Card Mania Challenge 70 - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything goes with Patterned Paper

Thank you for visiting my blog today, make sure you pop over to the Crafty Friends Challenge blog to check out the DT inspiration and join in with our Anything Goes Challenge.

Make sure you take a look at my little giveaway HERE.
Pauline
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Friday, July 3, 2015

Beautiful Butterfly

This is another one of my cards that was recently published in Papercraft Essentials.


I used the stamp set that is free with the current issue of Creative Stamping and papers from the Ooh La La Creations The Paula Oakley Collection CD-ROM.


I coloured the stamped image with ProMarkers and cut it out with Spellbinders dies.  The ribbon and pearls are from my stash.

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

Crafting with an Attitude Challenge 5 - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons Challenge 122 - Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers Challenge 303 - CAS
Creative Fingers Challenge 86 - Anything Goes

I am giving away an unopened set of the stamps that I used, you can find the post HERE if you would like to enter the random draw.

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, July 2, 2015

Happy Birthday Brother

This is the card that I made for my eldest son to give his Brother, I based my design on the sketch at this weeks Less is More challenge and my inspiration came from a card on Pinterest made by Lisette Gibbons - unfortunately she does not appear to blog any more.


I used the second smallest die from my Tattered Lace Rectangle die set and the letters and 'birthday' are from the Die-namics Happy Birthday die set.   I have also used a LOTV sentiment stamp.


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

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 266 - Birthdays
Creative Card Crew Challenge 90 - Clean and Simple
Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge 77 - Something Starting with B (Blue, Brother)
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge 86 - Anything Goes With A Twist ... Only Use Two Colours
Less Is More Week 230 - Sketch

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

I have a little giveaway HERE if you would like to take a look.

Pauline
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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Xmas Birds

This is my third and final DT post today, you can find my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra DT card and my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge DT card below.

It's time for a new challenge at Paper Creator's Crafts and the theme for this challenge is Christmas in July - Paper Creator products are not essential but you will gain an extra entry for using them

I have made two cards, both with matching envelopes using the cute collection Xmas Birds from the Rocker Cards Mega Bundle. This is the first using the kit exactly as it comes, all of the decoupage layers are included.


There are 15 Rocker Card collections in the Mega Bundle and each one contains:
  • 1 Rocker Base & Topper
  • 1 Layers Sheet
  • 1 Envelope Front
  • 1 Envelope Back
I made a second card using the kit, this one is a more traditional design, I used the decoupage layers again and cut out some additional holly to embellish my card.


The only things that were not included in the kit are the punched border and ribbon.

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

Come and Get It Challenge - Cute Cards
That Craft Place Challenge - Layers
CHNC Challenge 235 - Two Words
Crazy 4 Challenges 292 - Tree or Branch
Doodle Pantry Challenge 7 - Anything Digital Goes
One Stitch At A Time Challenge 238 - Anything Goes with Red White & Blue

Make sure you pop over to the Paper Creator's Crafts Blog to check out the DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us for our Christmas in July Challenge - you could win a fabulous £10 coupon to spend in the Paper Creator Shop, there are lots of wonderful images, kits and mega deals to choose from.

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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Perfumerie

This is my second DT card today - my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra card is below and my Paper Creator DT card will be along shortly.

I am really excited to announce that I have been invited to join Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge Design Team


I don't know about you but I have enough patterned papers to keep me going forever so this is the ideal design team for me.

The theme is always Anything Goes - you may enter any creation on which patterned paper has been used, you are no longer required to completely cover your project with patterned paper, as long as you use some on your creation.

I have used papers from the Craftwork Cards Perfumerie collection for my card:


I have added lots of distress ink to the edges of the papers and decorated the inside of my card with the same papers.


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

Dream Valley Challenge 109 - Girly
Open-Minded Challenge 39 - Vintage
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door Challenge - Always Anything Goes

Thank you for popping in today, don't forget to take a look at the Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge blog to check out the fabulous DT inspiration and join in with our Patterned Paper Challenge.

Pauline
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Christmas Fairy

It's the first of the month and this is the first of three DT posts from me today.  Please pop back later and take a look at my first Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper DT card and my Paper Creator DT card.

This is my card for the the new challenge at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra, our theme is always 'anything goes' - you can use any materials, any techniques etc., as long as the end result is a Christmas project.


I have used the sweet image called Ava Christmas - Mistletoe Fairy kindly provided by our regular sponsor - Bugaboo.  I coloured my image with Spectrum Noir markers and added Wink of Stella glitter to the berries.  My papers are from the Simple Stories 'Cozy Christmas' collection and the Carta Bella 'so this is Christmas' collection, the sentiment is also from the Carta Bella collection, the pearls are from my stash.

I printed the image twice and fussy cut her so that I could pop her up and add a little dimension.


Bugaboo Stamps are our sponsor this challenge


They are offering $21 of digital stamps to the randomly selected winner.

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

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge 12 - Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenges #30 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart Challenge 66 - Always Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door Challenge - Always Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create Challenge 130 - Anything Goes with option, Use a pearl and/or a rose (pearl)
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Take Your Pick:  Product theme - Use pearls

Make sure you pop over to the Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog and check out the fabulous DT inspiration - we would love for you to join us for our Anything Goes Christmas challenge.

Pauline
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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Kraft Anniversary

This is the Anniversary card that I have made for my lovely husband - we have been married for 20 years today but together for many more.


I have used Kraft card stock and papers from the Craftwork cards Venetian collection.  The dies that I have used are from Sizzix, Tim Holtz, Memory Box and Lawn Fawn.  I ran the largest heart through my ribbler and inked the edges of everything - the sentiment is from Clearly Besotted.


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

Crafting from the Heart Challenge 66 - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge 268 - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 141 - Sentiment
Open-Minded Challenge 39 - Vintage
Left of Center Creative Challenge 84 - Ink It Up
Simply Create Too Challenge 88 - Old, Vintage, Shabby Chic

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

Pauline
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Monday, June 29, 2015

Party Bear

It's time for our mid challenge reminder at the House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge, our theme for this fortnight is: Congratulationschosen by Kate - alternatively you can enter an Anything Goes card just as long as you use a House-Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image.

I have used an adorable image and papers from Joanna Sheen's The Gruffies & Happy Hoppers CD to make my simple card.


I fussy cut extra balloons from the backing papers to use as embellishments and add a little dimension.

We have four fabulous sponsors for this challenge:
Please check the challenge blog for full details.

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

Send a Smile for Kids Challenge - Animals
Creative Corner Challenge - Happy Birthday
Allsorts Week 317 - Blue as the Ocean
Scrappers Delights Challenge 45 - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge 143 - Sentimental
The Male Room Challenge 13 - Up In The Air but NO Birds
Gruffies & Guests Challenge 18 - Lavender & Lace or Anything Goes

Thank you for popping in today, don't forget to take a look at the House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge blog to check out the fabulous DT inspiration and join in with our Congratulations challenge.






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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Venetian Father's Day

This is the other Father's Day card that I made for my eldest son to give his Dad, this one was not quite as challenging as the other one.


The papers are from the Craftwork Cards Venetian Collection and the 'happy' is a Die-namics die cut.  I used a Clealy Besotted stamp and some twine and a button from my stash.


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

Kraftyhands June Challenge  - For The Dads
Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge 76 - Use a Die or a Punch
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 379 - Stars and/or Stripes
Whimsy Stamps Challenge 84 - Use Ribbon, Lace or Twine
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge 86 - Anything Goes With A Twist ... Only Use Two Colours

Thank you for calling today, 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, June 27, 2015

It's Your Birthday

I would like to share one of my cards that was recently published in Papercraft Essentials.


I was sent the stamp set that is free with the current issue of Creative Stamping, I also have three cards published in this magazine as well.

I was commissioned to create three cards and this is the first one using one of the flower stamps from the 21 item set and one of the sentiments along with some papers from Pink Petticoat..


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

Creative Corner Challenge - Happy Birthday
One Crazy Stamper June Challenge - Anything goes
The Paper Girls Challenge - Happy Birthday

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

Pauline
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