Wednesday, February 10, 2016

A little peek and ...

I would like to share a little peek at some cards that are in this months Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine, I was commissioned to create five cards and a matching box using one 12x12" piece of double-sided patterned paper.


This was a fun project and I think I will be doing this again in the future.

I also have a copy of  the magazine that these cards are published in along with last months issue as well - they both have fabulous free gifts with them.

If  you would like to win both of these magazines this is all you need to do:

You must be or become a follower of my blog with Google Friend Connect
Add the picture to your sidebar with a link back to my blog
Add your link to the linky

I will post worldwide

My giveaway will remain open until 7am on 25th February 2016 when I will use RANDOM.ORG to choose a winner.

Thank you for taking part and good luck.

Pauline
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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

F1

I made this card for my Mum to give hubby on his birthday back in November and completely forgot about it.  Mum wanted a card with a racing car on it and the only one I could find was this download from CraftsUprint


I  cut out all of the layers and used foam pads for dimension.


I decorated the inside of the card and added a computer generated sentiment.


A really simple card to make but Mum was really pleased with it!

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

Crafting from the Heart Challenge 98 - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge 298 - Always Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenge 29 - Always Anything Goes
The Sisters of Craft February Challenge - Anything Goes

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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Monday, February 8, 2016

Vintage Romance

It's time for our mid challenge reminder at the House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge and the theme is LOVE is all around. Alternatively you can enter an Anything Goes project just as long as you use a House-Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image.

I have used a cute image from Joanna Sheen's House-Mouse Triple CD to make my card along with some NitWit Collections papers.


I have distressed the edges of the papers and the image and fussy cut elements from the NitWit collection to embellish.


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Make sure you visit the House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge Blog for full details.

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

CD Sunday Challenge - Add a button or buttons
ABC Challenge - A is for Animals
The Corrosive Challenges #2 - LOVE LOVE LOVE
One Stitch At A Time Challenge 255 - Love Is In The Air
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 LOVE is all around challenge.




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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Very old friends

This is a just because card that I made using my Ooh La La Creations Say It With Words CD.


The image and papers all come from the same collection, I have used black card stock.


The Ribbon and pearls are from my stash.


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

My Time to Craft Challenge 314 - Love is all around
Winter Wonderland Challenge - Best Friends
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge 116 -Anything goes with a twist:  Love
Crafting with Dragonflies Challenge 50 - Anything Goes - cards only

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

Pauline
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Saturday, February 6, 2016

True Love

It's time for a new challenge over at A Gem of a Challenge and it was my turn to choose the theme, I have chosen Love is in the Air.

I have used the adorable new Charlie with Rose Digi Stamp available in the Pink Gem Designs Shop.


I used the coloured image and printed it out three times so that I could fussy cut it and layer it up.


I have used papers from NitWit Collections and the sentiment tag is a LOTV stamp.  The ribbon and pearls are from my stash.


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

Brown Sugar Challenge 184 - Valentine, Love
Creative Corner Challenge - Happy Valentine's Day / Love
Polkadoodles Challenge Week 4 - Love and Romance
Simply Create Too Challenge 102 - Love or Valentine's
That's Crafty! Challenge - First Love

Make sure you pop over to the A Gem of a Challenge blog and join us for our Love is in the Air challenge.

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, February 5, 2016

Enjoy Your Day!

Yesterday I made a card for the current CD Sunday Challenge, I used my Crafter's Companion Halcyon Days CD to make a Summer themed card - I rather enjoyed making that card so I decided to make another one.


I've used the same CD and made another summer themed card.


I have used a topper and papers from the design sets and co-ordinating papers.  The sentiment is from Craftwork cards and the ribbon and pearls are from my stash.


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

CD Sunday Challenge - Seasons
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 411 - In The Pink
Crafting With An Attitude Challenge 12 - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations Challenge 13 - Always Anything Goes
As You Like It Challenge - Favourite One Or Multi Layer (Multi Layer because I love Paper)

Thank you for visiting me today, your company is much appreciated

Pauline
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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Beach Huts

I've made this card for the current CD Sunday Challenge, the theme is Seasons.  I have used my Crafter's Companion Halcyon Days CD to make a Summer themed card - I think that's a bit of wishful thinking on my part.


I decided to use one of the card companions along with a topper and an additional baking paper from the design sets.  I used some foam pads between a couple of the layers to add a little dimension.


The tag was part of the card companion, I just added some ribbon and a button.


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

CD Sunday Challenge - Seasons
Ruby's Rainbow Challenge 122 - Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays Challenge 219 - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs Challenge - February 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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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

To have ...

It's time for a new challenge at Crafting for all Seasons and the theme is Love is in the Air.

I have used an image from All Dressed Up who is our sponsor for this challenge.
 

I have coloured my image with ProMarkers and used papers from the Dovecraft Floral Muse collection .


The border is a Sue Wilson die and the lace roses and seam binding are from my stash.


Our sponsor for this challenge is:


All Dressed Up

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

Crafty Sentiment Designs Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew Challenge 105 - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge 8 - Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesda y Challenge - A Fine Romance
Crafty Boots Challenge - Love/Valentine's
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 156 - Punches and/ore Dies
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Love
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge 122 - Anything Goes with a twist: Sweethearts

Thank you for calling today, make sure you pop over to the Crafting for all Seasons challenge blog and join in with our Love is in the Air Challenge.

Pauline
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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Vintage Lady

This is the final card that I made for Making Cards Magazine using an image and papers from the Studio Light Romantic Pictures collection, I made a total of four cards with the collection.


As with the other three cards, I have inked the edges of everything and used foam pads to attach the topper and other elements.


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

Artistic Inspirations Challenge 149 - Anything Goes/Valentine
Craft Your Passion Challenge 297 - Always Anything Goes
Our Crafty Corner  Challenge 6 - Always Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create Challenge 161 - Anything goes with twist: Use Something From Your Stash (Studio Light papers)

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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Monday, February 1, 2016

Love and Romance

It's time for a new challenge at Ooh La La Creations and it was my turn to choose the theme for the next fortnights challenge, I have chosen Love and Romance - it doesn't have to be a Valentine card just as long as there is a love theme of some sort.  The prize for one lucky winner is 2 digi downloads from the Ooh La La Creations shop.

I have used a fabulous image and papers from the Ooh La La Creations The Shawn Jenkins Collection CD to make my card.


I have used Kraft card stock and added some ribbon and buttons from my stash.


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

Creative Fingers Challenge 101 - Anything Goes
Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge 170 - With Love
Jade's Sparkling Butterflies Challenge 11 - Anything Goes/Add A Tag
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge 133 - Show me the Pink with Ribbon or Trim Theme

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 Love and Romance 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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Sending you love ...

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

I have made a card using the adorable First Love Ultimate Kit.


I have used the small build a topper sheet along with several backing papers and one of the sentiment stamps.


The ribbon and enamel dots are from my stash.

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

My Time to Craft Challenge 314 - Love is all around
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 348 - Love/Valentine/Anniversary
DL ART Thursday Challenge 173 -Valentine/Thank You
Southern Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Make sure you pop over to the Paper Creator's Crafts Blog and check out the DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us for our Must Be Love Challenge - you could win a fabulous £10 coupon to spend in the Paper Creator Shop, there are lots of new images 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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Simple Happy Birthday

This is my card for the new challenge at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge. 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 Wild Rose Studio and the sentiment is a die from Poppy Stamps.


I made the paper rosette using a Sizzix die, I made it a little smaller and added a button tied with some twine.


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

Brown Sugar Challenge 184 - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack Challenge 123 - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland Challenge - Pastel Colours
Creative Knockouts Challenge 126 - Birthday Wishes
The Stamping Boutique Challenge 75 - Use Die Cuts/Punches
Little Red Wagon Challenge 326 - They Say It's Your Birthday

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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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Vintage Girl

This is another card using an image and papers from the Studio Light Romantic Pictures collection, I made four cards using this collection for last months Making Cards Magazine.


I have inked the edges of everything and used foam pads to attach the topper and other elements.


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

Cute Card Thursday Challenge 410 - Ladies Only
The Crafty Addicts Challenge 7 - Anything Goes/ Elegance

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, January 30, 2016

Little Mice Blooms

It's time for a new challenge at Di's Digi Designs and the theme for the next fortnight is Use Lots of Red.

I chose to use this adorable image called Little Mice Blooms and some papers from NitWit Collections to make my card.


I coloured my image with ProMarkers and added a sentiment from Craftwork cards that I have also coloured to match my design.


Even the lace and twine border is from the paper collection, I added some 3D Crystal Lacquer to the little heart.


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

Crafting-With-Friends Challenge 13 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Challenge Week 4 - Love and Romance
Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge 170 - With Love
I ♥ ProMarkers Challenge 301 - Anything Goes
As You Like It Challenge - Favourite One Or Multi Layer (Multi Layer because I love Paper)

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 Use Lots of Red challenge.

Pauline
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Friday, January 29, 2016

Snow is coming

I have made this card for the first Rudolph Days Challenge in 2016, I'm going to try and join in each month this year.


I've been playing with some of my Studio Light stash again, I absolutely love the gorgeous images and papers in their Christmas collections.


I have used a Tattered Lace die to frame my decoupage image and used my Joy Crafts Tree die again. The snowflake die was free with a magazine some time ago, sorry I can't remember which one. Everything was cut from corrugated card stock and I've added lots of white paint and glitter.


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

January Rudolph Days Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
Crimbo Crackers Challenge 99 - Anything Goes
CHNC Challenge 265 - Use a Sentiment
Inspiration Destination Challenge 70 - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations Challenge 13 - Always Anything Goes
Creative Moments Challenge 85 - Anything Goes/optional twist Let It Snow

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

Pauline
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