Saturday, 31 December 2011

Step back in Time

I thought I'd have a play with one of my Joanna Sheen CD's and decided to take some inspiration from the Papertake Weekly Sketch.

This is the card I came up with, it will be ideal for one of my best friends birthdays.


The papers and the image were all from the Viva La Divas CD, the card stock is some I've had in my stash for ages along with the ribbon.  The flower is a Marianne CreaTables die and the border is one of my Spellbinders Edgeabilities.

As usual I have decorated the inside of my card.


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

Papertake Weekly - Sketch
The CD Sunday Challenge - Fifties Fun
Moving Along with the Times - Step back in Time
Crafs 4 Eternity Recipe 52 - Quote
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge 50 - Bingo (Ribbon/Flower/Punch)

Thank you for taking the time to look today,

Pauline
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Thursday, 29 December 2011

It's a Boy

I have made this card for this month's Crafter's Companion Monthly Challenge - New Beginnings.  I decided to make a new baby card as my niece is expecting a baby in February - I just hope I've got the right colour.


The decoupaged image and papers all come from Craftter's Companion Popcorn the Bear Kids Collection CD and I have layered everything onto some blue card stock.  I used a scalloped card base and used a Spellbinders Classic Scallop Edgeabilities die to cut the scalloped edge on the panel.  The ribbon, buttons and raffia are all from my stash.

For the inside of my card I printed an insert and layered it onto some matching backing paper from the CD:


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

Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge 19 - New Beginnings
Paper Sundaes Challenge 100 - Celebrate
Paper Playtime Challenge 63 - Anything Goes & Include a Sentiment
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes
Charisma Carz Challenge 50 - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash Challenge 32 - Tie it Up

Thank you so much for looking today, I hope to see you again soon.

Pauline
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Fairy Fun

Nearly time for another celebration, New Year this time, I hope you are all doing something nice.

Also it's time for a new Willlow Sketchie Challenge, this time it's Kelly's turn to host and she has given us this fab sketch:


This is my card:


When I first looked at the sketch I found it a bit daunting, but when you get started it's really quite fun to work with.  I used the ready coloured Willow Designs  'Precious' image, I printed it several times so that I could decoupage it.  I then printed the 'Missy' image three times and cut out the large tree, I used the trees  in place of the panels on the sketch.  I coloured the trees using ProMarkers and also the sentiment which is just the top part of a tree.

This is the inside of my card, I've decorated it to complement the front:


Make sure you pop over to the Willow Sketchie Challenge Blog, have a look at what the other DT members have created and enter the challenge, you have a fortnight to get your entries in again this time as we are taking it a bit easy over the Christmas period.  The prize is a voucher to spend in the Willow Designs Shop, so come on have a go.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Delicious Doodles - Anything Goes
I love ProMarkers - Anything Goes
Charisma Carz Challenge 50 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Thank you for looking, please leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Pauline
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Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Tulip Fairy

This is my second DT card for the Crafting for all Seasons Challenge, we are sponsored by Whoopsie Daisy and The Stamping Boutique and the theme this time is Fairies.  This card uses the beautiful Tulip Fairy image from The Stamping Boutique.


I decided to make a round Easel Card.  The image has been coloured with ProMarkers and I added some glitter to her wings and the stars in the background.   I cut the image out and mounted it onto some pink card stock that matched the colour of the tulips.  The swirl is one of  Spellbinders Floral Flourishes and the flowers are from my stash.

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

I love ProMarkers Challenge 97 - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog - Angels or Faeries
The Emeral Faerie Garden Challenge 15 - Flourishes/Swirls
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Fancy folds/shaped cards

Thank you for looking, don't forget to pop over to Crafting for all Seasons and take a look at the wonderful creations the other DT members have made and enter the challenge.

Thank you for looking.

Pauline
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Sitting Pretty

I hope everyone has had a fabulous Christmas, I had all the family for Christmas day but it has been quiet since so I've had a chance to play, just as well because it's time for another Crafting for all Seasons Challenge and this time the theme is Fairies - a nice change from Christmas.

This time we are sponsored by Whoopsie Daisy and The Stamping Boutique.  My first card is using one of the images from Whoopsie Daisy Sheet 185, you get four images on each sheet and they are all gorgeous.


I decided to make a thank you card, we will be needing quite a few of those in our house.  I coloured her with ProMarkers and added glitter to her wings and the flower in her hair.  The papers are Papermania layered onto Core'dinations card stock.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

The inside of my card has been decorated to complement the front.

Card Recipe

Image:  Whoopsie Daisy - Sheet 185
Papers:  Papermania Capsule Collection - Boysenberry
Tools:  Spellbinders - Classic Squares, Martha Stewart Punch, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Embellishments:  buttons, twine, ribbon, glitter and gem from stash
Sentiment:  LOTV

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

Whoopsie Daisy Challenge - Sparkle and Shine
Crafty Creations Challenge - A card or gift of Gratitude or Thanks
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' - Sparkle and Bling
Fussy and Fancy Challenge 52 - Monochromatic and Sparkle
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe 51 - Embossing

Thank you for looking, don't forget to pop over to Crafting for all Seasons and take a look at the wonderful creations the other DT members have made and enter the challenge.

Please leave me a comment, I'd  love to know what you think.

Pauline
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Saturday, 24 December 2011

Happy Christmas


I want to wish all my lovely followers a very HAPPY CHRISTMAS.  It has been great to have your company over the past year and reading your lovely comments has given me much pleasure.

Have a wonderful time whatever you might be doing over the holidays.

Much love.

Pauline
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Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Red and White Christmas

I've made this card for the new Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog and the first challenge them is 'Christmas Wishes'.  This card is my youngest son's Christmas card, he loves cute animals so I thought this would be perfect for him.


I always find boy's cards difficult, especially choosing colours and embellishments so I kept it simple with just two colours, a couple of buttons and a charm.  The image and papers are all from Joanna Sheen's Furry Friends CD and the sentiment is computer generated.  Everything is backed with Core'dinations card stock and the image, corners and sentiment attached with Collall 3D glue to add some dimension.

For the inside of the card I re-sized one of the inserts from the CD and backed it on the same Core'dinations card stock.


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

Joanna Sheen Challenge - Christmas Wishes
My Time to Craft Challenge 169 - Winter Pals
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 195 - Stripes
2 Sisters Challenge 70 - Kids Christmas
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge 65 - Anything Christmas (Tip - Don't buy lots of different coloured ribbons, string, raffia, flowers etc., buy white  or natural ones and colour them to match your project with ProMarkers or other Alcohol Pens you will then have a perfect match and save yourself a fortune.)

Thank you for looking.

Pauline
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Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Rock Star

Hi all, well another day closer to Christmas.  I think I'm about ready now - or is that wish full thinking.

This is a card that I made for my son's 16th Birthday, he is really into his music and is lead singer and plays guitar in a band called 'Talking to Amy' check them out HERE, they're fantastic, but I'm probably a bit biased.

Anyway back to the card


It had to have a musical theme didn't it.  The papers are Hot off The Press and the sentiment and letters are from Double Sprinkles of Kraft, a collaboration between Nikky Hall and Sharon Armstrong, I re-coloured the letters with ProMarkers.  The Guitar image is from Delicious Doodles.  I added Crystal Lacquer to the Guitar and letters, full details of everything I have used are listed below.

This is the inside of the card:

 
Card Recipe

Image:  Delicious Doodles - Electric Guitar
Tools:  Spellbinders - Large Pinking Circles, Classic Ric Rac Edgeabilities,
Darice Embossing Folder
Embellishments:  charm and raffia from stash
Sentiment:  Double Sprinkles of Craft
 
I would  like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Sketch
Here Come the Boys Challenge 17 - Rock 'N' Roll
The Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge 14 - Red, Black and Cream
The Crafty Pad Challenge 152 - Anything but Christmas
Just Tracys Crafts Challenge - Celebration (my son's 16th Birthday)

Thank you so much for looking today, I hope to see you again soon.

Pauline
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Monday, 19 December 2011

A Gift

This is my entry for this weeks Top Tip Tuesday, I nearly missed it this week, I've been so busy with my son's 16th Birthday.

This is a gift that I am going to give my Mother-in-Law for Christmas:


It's a picture made using one of the decoupage images from Joanna Sheen's Faye Whittaker CD.  You can't really see the decoupage, it's really difficult to photograph something with glass in front.  I chose a Faye Whittaker image because I've previously made MIL cards using this CD and she always loves them.

This was my second attempt at making this picture, I cut out all the pieces and layered them up using Collall 3D decoupage glue (on the first attempt I made the picture so high that the glass wouldn't fit on top, so I had to print everything out again).

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

Top Tip Tuesday Challenge 64 - A Gift (Tip - if you are putting a decoupage picture in a picture frame make sure you don't make the decoupage so high that the glass will not fit properly)
Mami Doodles Challenge 40 - Altered Art/Home Decor
Anything Goes Challenge 56 - Anything but a card
Ooh La La Challenge 95 - Anything but a card
Totally Gorjuss Challenge 111 - For Someone Special (Mother-in-Law)

Thank you for looking.

Pauline
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Saturday, 17 December 2011

Birthday Wishes

We all say that men's cards are the hardest to make, but teenage boy's have to be the most difficult ever.  I struggled to make this card for days, it's for my 13 year old son to give his 16 year old brother.  In the end I'm quite pleased with the way it turned out, I just hope he likes it.


The papers and the sentiment are from Polka Doodles Pretty Tuff CD and the letters and numbers are from Double Sprinkles of Kraft a collaboration between Polka Doodles and Willow Designs.  Everything is matted onto Kraft card stock.

This is the inside of the card, I've decorated it to match the front:


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

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 78 - for someone special
The Corrosive Challenge 139 - Anything EXCEPT Christmas
Allsorts Week 134 - Blue and brown
Glitter Geeks Week 28 - Anything Goes
Card Crafters Circle - Celebration

That's me finished for today, I need to get organised for the birthday celebrations tomorrow.  Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Pauline
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Thursday, 15 December 2011

Walter in Green

Well, another week has flown by and it's time for a new Willlow Sketchie Challenge .  This week it's Hazel who has provided us with this great sketch:
Hazel would also like to see some red and green in your design.
I've been playing with the Walter and Winnie does Christmas CD again and this is my card:
The image and the papers are from the CD, I just inked around the edges and layered everything onto some green card stock.  Walter and the trees have been coloured with ProMarkers and then cut out, I used Collal 3D decoupage glue to raise him up a bit along with the trees that have been edged with glitter, I then added a couple of  flowers topped with a button from my stash.  Quite a simple card really.
This is the inside of my card:
I have decorated it to complement the front.
Make sure you pop over to the Willow Sketchie Challenge Blog, have a look at what the other DT members have created and enter the challenge, this time you have a fortnight to get your entries in as we are having a little break over Christmas.  The prize is a voucher to spend in the Willow Designs Shop,  so come on have a go.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Passion for ProMarkers - Celebrations
Scrap- Creations - First Snow
Papertake Weekly - Favourite Colour (Green)
Glitter Geeks Week 27 - Let it Snow
Crafty Purple Frog - It's Cold Outside
Ruby's Rainbow Challenge 18 - Monochrome
Sweet Stampin' - Things with Wings
Crafty Calendar - Cold and Frosty
Allsorts Challenge Week 133 - It takes two (two colours)
By the Cute and Girly - Let it snow
Thank you for looking.

Pauline
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Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Christmas Elf

This is my second DT card for the Crafting for all Seasons Challenge, the theme this week is Christmas Cards.

We have two great sponsors again, Meljen's Designs and The Stamping Boutique and this card  has been made using the 'Smoochie the Elf' image from The Stamping Boutique:


I coloured the image with ProMarkers and added some glitter to the hat.  I cut the image out with a Spellbinders Labels Eighteen die and inked the outside before mounting it on a mat made by drawing around the outside of the die and cutting it out.

The papers are from NitWit Collections and everything has been layered onto Core'dinations card stock.  The embellishments are from the same NitWit Collection and the card candy is from my stash.

This is the inside of my card, I have decorated it to complement the front:



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

Crafty Ann's Challenge 55- Bingo (Presents, Tree, Green)
Prairie Fairy Fridays Challenge 67 - Beat the Winter Blues - use Blue
I did it Creations Challenge 85 - Santa's Getting Ready
Lollipop Crafts Challenge 61 - Happy Holidays
Hooked on Craft Challenge 14 - Christmas + punch or die cut

Thank you for looking, don't forget to pop over to Crafting for all Seasons and take a look at the wonderful creations the other DT members have made and enter the challenge.

Please leave me a comment, I'd love to know what you think.

Pauline
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Christmas Fairy

It doesn't seem possible but this is the last Crafting for all Seasons Challenge before Christmas and surprise, surprise we've all been making Christmas Cards.

We have two great sponsors again this week, Meljen's Designs and The Stamping Boutique and this card  has been made using the gorgeous Holly Christmas Fairy image from Meljen's:


I coloured the image with ProMarkers and added some glitter to her hat, dress and wings.  I then cut her out with a Spellbinders Labels Fifteen die and inked the outside before mounting it on a mat made by drawing around the outside of the die and cutting it out.

The papers are Berry Merry by Jennifer Ellory, they were free with Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine and everything has been layered onto Core'dinations card stock.  I cut the sentiment from a piece of Willow Designs backing paper and mounted that on Core'dinations to match, the ribbon is from my stash.

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

Sketch Saturday Week 185 - Sketch
One Stop Craft Challenge Week 161 - Traditional Christmas Colours
Meljen's Designs Challenge 88 - Use Green
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe 49 - Red/Green/Cream
One Stitch at a Time Challenge 92 - Use a Digi

Thank you for looking, don't forget to pop over to Crafting for all Seasons and take a look at the wonderful creations the other DT members have made and enter the challenge.

Please leave me a comment, I'd  love to know what you think.

Pauline
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Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Quick Christmas

The challenge at Polka Doodles this week is 'Quick Christmas Card', well the thing that took the longest about making these cards was cleaning up the glitter afterwards.  In total I made six cards, but I can only show you four of them as I had to get two in the post.

This is a close up of one:


The image, papers and sentiment on all of them came from one of the Polka Doodles Magical Winter Cd's, I just love these Cd's there is so much on them and they're so flexible.

I also used papers from the Cd's to decorate the inside of the cards:



I used craft base cards, glittered the edges of the papers, image and sentiment and just layered them up.  Some simple punched and glittered snowflakes are the only embellishments, the images are so detailed they don't need anything else.



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

Polka Doodles Week 49 - Quick Christmas Card
Dream Valley Challenge 22 - Christmas
Moving Along with the Times Challenge 127 - Last Minute Christmas
Paper Sundaes Challenge 99 - Anything Christmas
Paper Crafting Journey - Christmas
Phindy's Place Challenge 85 - Clean and Simple

Thank you for looking, please leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Pauline
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Monday, 12 December 2011

Pretty in Pink

The challenge over at Ooh La La Creations at the moment is Anything but a Card so I thought I'd make another of my little desk calendars.  They were a great success at the Christmas Fair that I sold at earlier this month, they completely sold out, people bought them as gifts.

For this one I've used one of the cute images from Joanna Sheen's Furry Friends CD, I teamed it up with Henbury Lane papers by docrafts that have been in my stash for ages and layered everything onto some matt gold card stock.


The calendar is made in an easel card design with the calendar as the stopper.  I added a Spellbinders Floral Flourishes swirl cut from the same gold card stock and embellished it with some small pink roses, a pink bow completes the project.

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

Ooh La La Creations Challenge 95 - Anything but a Card
Just Some Lines Challenge - Handmade Gifts
The Crafty Pad Challenge 151 - Send someone a Smile - No Birthdays or Christmas
The Crazy Challenge 97 - More than one fold (my calendar is an easel card design)
Totally Papercrafts Challenge 96 - Anything but Christmas
Scrap-Creations - Make it a present

There is still time to enter the challenge over at Willow Sketchie, pop over and have a look, the prize this week is a voucher to spend in the Willow Designs Shop.

Thank you for looking, please leave me a comment I would love to know what you think.

Pauline
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Thursday, 8 December 2011

Winter Wishes

Well, another week has flown by and it's time for a new Willlow Sketchie Challenge .  This week it's Anne-Marie who has provided us with this great sketch:

 and this is my interpretation of it:


As you can see I've had fun this week and really played around with the sketch.  First I turned it upside down and then I decided to use trees and a fence in place of the rectangles.  The image is Winnie in Earmuffs from the Walter and Winnie does Christmas CD and the trees and fence are from Polka Doodles Magical Winter.  I coloured the trees, fence and Winnie with Spectrum Noir pens and then cut them all out.  I've edged the trees and fence with glitter to represent snow and mounted everything onto a Crafter's Companion Snowman card blank.

I used another card blank and some more trees to decorate the inside of my card:


Make sure you pop over to the Willow Sketchie Challenge Blog, have a look at what the other DT members have created and enter the challenge, the prize this week is a voucher to spend in the Willow Designs Shop.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Calendar - Cold and Frosty
Creative Card Crew - Tis the Season
Craft Your Passion Challenge 87 - Anything Goes + Glitter
Hooked on Craft - Winter Wonderland
Ooh La La Challenge 94 - Lots of Sparkle
Crafts and Me Challenge 64 - Winter (Snow/Snowflakes)
PanPastel UK Challenge 11 - The Great Outdoors

Thank you for looking.

Pauline
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Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Wild English Flowers

I made this card at the request of a neighbour.  She wanted to send a card to her elderly Father who lives in Australia with wild English flowers on it, well that was a challenge in itself but fortunately Joanna Sheen came to the rescue with her Jayne Netley Mayhew Collection Part 2.  My neighbour wanted a decoupage card but unfortunately this image was not in the decoupage section so I printed it several times and created the decoupage myself.  The backing paper is also from the CD and is layered onto dark green card as is the image.


I printed an insert from the CD and layered that onto the same dark green card stock to decorate the inside of the card.


As the card is for an elderly gentleman I just added some card candy as an embellishment.

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

I did it Creations Challenge 84 - Flowers
Glitter Geeks Week 26 - Decoupage
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Thank you for looking.

Pauline
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Sunday, 4 December 2011

Times Gone By

This is the card that I've made for the CD Sunday Challenge this week which is 'Things with Whiskers'.  I'm back to my first love of decoupage again and this lovely image is from the decoupage section on Joanna Sheen's 'Times Gone By' CD.


After printing and cutting out the image I assembled it with Collall 3D glue, I then layered it onto white card stock and then gold mirror card before finally mounting it onto an 8 inch square card base.  I followed the same process with the sentiment which is also from the CD.  The backing paper has been created from an insert on the same CD and layered onto gold mirror card.  I've added some gold ribbon and some white poinsettias from my stash to complete the card.

For the inside of my card I enlarged an insert and layered it onto gold mirror card.


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

CD Sunday Challenge - Things with Whiskers
Glitter Geeks Challenge Week 26 - Decoupage
Sugar Creek Hollow - Christmas card in non-traditional colours

Please leave me a comment, I love reading them.

Pauline
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Thursday, 1 December 2011

ANYTHING GOES

It's time for another Willow Sketchie Challenge  and this week we have no sketch and no recipe it's ANYTHING GOES, so make sure you get your entries in.  You can use anything from your crafty stash and any image but of course we'd love to see something from Willow Designs if you have it.
The DT have all used the Walter and Winnie does Christmas CD and I have chosen the Dear Santa image.

I printed some snowflake paper from the CD and layered it onto silver mirror card and then onto a white base card.  I took some textured card and tore it into two strips to achieve the layered snow look and then embellished it with glitter.  I cut out the layers of the Dear Santa image and assembled them with Collall 3D glue, I then layered it onto red card stock and then silver mirror card.  To complete the card I coloured some white seam binding red to match and added a bow to the bottom of the card.
Full details of everything I have used are listed below.  This is the inside of my card which has been decorated to complement the front:


Image:  Walter and Winnie does Christmas CD - Dear Santa
Papers:  Walter and Winnie does Christmas CD
Tools:  Spellbinders - Classic Scallop Edgeabilities
Embellishments:  ribbon and glitter from stash

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

Creative Card Crew - Monochromatic
Crazy 4 Challenges - some kind of snow
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge 62 - A Touch of Colour
Phindy's Place - A Sprinkling Of Snow
Paper Sundaes Challenge 97 - Winter Wonderland

Make sure you pop over to the Willow Sketchie Challenge Blog and have a look at the other DT members cards.  The prize this week is a voucher to use in the Willow Designs Shop and don't forget there is no sketch or recipe this week, its ANYTHING GOES, so come on get your entries in.

Thank you for looking, please leave me a comment I would love to know what you think.

Pauline
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Wednesday, 30 November 2011

WOW with a touch of Blue

This is my second DT card for Crafting for all Seasons Challenge 15, as I said on my previous post the thought of making a card that was predominately white filled me with dread.  However, once I got over my panic I really enjoyed the challenge and will certainly be making some more WOW cards in the future, so if you look at the challenge and think I don't do WOW, I would say give it a go you might surprise yourself like I did.

We have two great sponsors again this week, Some Odd Girl who are providing 3 digital images for one lucky winner and Whoopsi Daisy who are offering 2 sheets of digital images that's 8 images in total to a second lucky winner.

This is the card I made using one of the Whoopsi Daisy images from Sheet 199, there are four fab images on each sheet, pop over and check them out they are gorgeous.


This time I've added just a touch of blue with my ProMarkers and some glitter to her wings.

Card Recipe

Image:  Whoopsi Daisy - Sheet 199
Tools:  Spellbinders - Picot Edge Circles, Marianne CreaTables LR0164
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Embellishments:  glitter, button, ribbon and bakers twine from stash
Sentiment:  Crafters Companion rub-on

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

Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - White on White
Mami Doodles Challenge 38 - Fairy Tales are Real
Sweet Stampin - Punches and Dies
Stamps R Us - Emboss It

Thank you for looking, don't forget to pop over to Crafting for all Seasons and take a look at the wonderful creations the other DT members have made and enter the challenge.

Please leave me a comment, I'd  love to know what you think.

Pauline
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White on White

This is the first of my DT cards for Crafting for all Seasons Challenge 15, I must admit I had a bit of a panic when I saw that the challenge this time was WOW (White on White), you might have noticed that I rather like my colour and the thought of making a card that was predominately white filled me with dread.  However, I must admit I rather enjoyed the challenge and will certainly be making some more WOW cards in the future, so give the challenge a go even if you don't normally do WOW, I'm sure you will enjoy it.

We have two great sponsors again this time, Some Odd Girl who are providing 3 digital images for one lucky winner and Whoopsi Daisy who are offering 2 sheets of digital images that's 8 images in total to a second lucky winner.

This is the card I made using the Some Odd Girl image Head in the Clouds Kaylee, you must pop over and check out these fab images.



I think I did quite well considering my love of colour,  just a few splashes of yellow apart from her face and hair which I coloured using ProMarkers.

Card Recipe

Image:  Some Odd Girl - Head in the Clouds Kaylee
Tools:  Spellbinders - Blossom Tags and Accents, Labels D
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Embellishments:  flowers, glitter, buttons and raffia from stash
Sentiment:  LOTV stamp

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

Magical Monday Challenge - Sketch (must use a magical image)
Creative Card Crew - Monochromatic
A Gem of a Challenge 35 - Monochromatic
Dream Valley Challenge 21 - Sparkle (there is glitter on her wings and the cloud)
Ladybug Crafts Challenge 48 - White on White

Thank you for looking, don't forget to pop over to Crafting for all Seasons and take a look at the wonderful creations the other DT members have made and enter the challenge.

Please leave me a comment, I love reading them.

Pauline
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Sunday, 27 November 2011

Willow Sketchie Midway Reminder

As some of you know I had a table at a local Christmas Craft Fair yesterday, well this is it.


It was a long day, 10am to 4pm, but it was good.  Not as busy as previous years and people did not spend quite as much as normal but still quite a few cards were sold so there is now more room in my craft room and more money for crafting goodies.

There is still plenty of time to join this weeks challenge over at the Willow Sketchie Challenge blog.  This is the lovely sketch we have this week:

Pop over and have a go you could win a voucher to spend in the Willow Sketchie Shop.

Thank you for looking.

Pauline
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Thursday, 24 November 2011

Christmas Friends

It's time for another Willow Sketchie Challenge and we have a lovely new sketch for you.  Many thanks to everyone that entered the challenge last week and used my sketch, make sure you pop over to see if you are the lucky winner.

The DT have all used the Walter and Winnie does Christmas CD again and I have chosen the Walter and Mr Robin image - this is definitely my favourite image on the whole CD.


The image and papers are from the CD and I have layered them onto Core'dinations card stock and then onto a scalloped card base.  I inked the edges of the papers with Distress Ink.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

This is the inside of my card which has been decorated to complement the front:


Image:  Walter and Winnie does Christmas CD - Walter and Mr Robin
Papers:  Walter and Winnie does Christmas CD
Tools:  Spellbinders - Tear Drop Circles, Classic Triple Scallop Edgeabilities
Embellishments:  ribbon, button and flower from stash
Sentiment:  LOTV label

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

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Christmas Crackers
Shopping Our Stash Challenge 27 - Christmas or Winter Related
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Anything Goes at Christmas
CES Challenge 62 - Snowflakes (on the backing paper)
Everybody Art Challenge 169 - Christmas card
Pollycraft Monday Challenge 120 - Christmas Fun
My Mums Craft Shop Challenge 33 - Things with wings (Owl and Robbin)
Paper Sundaes Challenge 96 - Beautiful Bows
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge 36 - CAS Christmas & Ribbon Theme

Make sure you pop over to the Willow Sketchie Challenge Blog, have a look at the sketch and the other DT members cards.  The prize this week is a voucher to use in the Willow Designs Shop so come on have a go.

Thank you for looking, please leave me a comment I would love to know what you think.

Pauline

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Let it Snow

This is a card I have made for this months Crafter's Companion Challenge - Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow.  Well there's certainly plenty of snow on my card, I got out my World of Beatrix Potter CD, one of the very first CDs I ever bought and used a set from the Decoupage Books section, yes back to my favourite decoupage.


I added some glitter to some of the snow drifts, trees, roofs and fence but it doesn't show up very well on the photo.  The sentiment is from one of my Polka Doodles CDs, sorry I can't remember which one.


The backing paper and insert are also from a Beatrix Potter CD.

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

Crafter's Companion Challenge 18 - Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow
Moving Along with the Times Challenge 125 - Let It Snow
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 99 - Baby, it's cold outside
Creatalicious Challenge 28 - Christmas and make sure it sparkles
Crafty Catz Challenge 109 - Snowflakes

Don't forget there is still time to enter the Willow Sketchie Challenge, make sure you pop over to the Willow Sketchie Challenge Blog to check out the other DT members cards and join in with the challenge, I would love to see what you can do with my sketch and you could win a voucher to spend in the Willow Designs Shop.

Thank you for stopping by, please leave me a comment, I would love to know what you think.

Pauline
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Sunday, 20 November 2011

Midway Reminder

These are a couple of items that I've made for the craft fair I'm selling at next weekend, the cute little tag is an image from the Walter and Winnie does Christmas CD available in the Willow Designs Shop, I might use the gift bag to package the handmade jewellery that I am selling alongside cards and other paper crafted items.


This is a closer view of the tag, I printed a ready coloured image and just added a little more colour to the stocking with ProMarkers, I then mounted it onto some red core'dinations card stock.  I also added some more white card stock to the back of the tag for the greeting to be written on.


I used the same core'dinations card stock to cut a little border for the gift bag, I then added a button with a seam binding bow to finish.


There is still time to join this weeks challenge over at the Willow Sketchie Challenge blog, it is my turn to host this week and this is my sketch:


Pop over the the challenge blog and have a go you could win a voucher to spend in the Willow Sketchie Shop.

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

Crafty Ribbons Challenge 6 - Anything but a card
Karen's Doodles Challenge 89 - Anything but a card
 
Thank you for looking.  Please leave me a comment, I love reading them.

Pauline
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Thursday, 17 November 2011

Christmas Stocking

This week it's my turn to host the Willow Sketchie Challenge again and this is the sketch that I've chosen:


I think it's quite an easy one to follow and of course you can rotate the sketch or re-size the elements as long as the original layout can be recognised.  You can use anything from your crafty stash but we'd love to see something from Willow Designs if you have it.

This week the Design Team all used the Walter and Winnie does Christmas CD again and here is the card that I made:


This image is also available as a digital stamp from the Willow Designs Shop.  The papers are from the CD and the card stock is Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Core'dinations.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

This is the inside of my card, I have decorated it to co-ordinate with the front:


Image: Walter and Winnie does Christmas CD -  Keeping Warm
Papers:  Walter and Winnie does Christmas CD
Tools:  Spellbinders -Reverse Wonky Rectangles, Tim Holtz Alterations - Snow Flurries,
Tonic Studios - Snowflake punch
Embellishments:  gems from stash


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

Hooked on Craft Challenge 12 - Something punched
Paper Creations Ink Challenge 12 - Holiday Wishes for Kids
Wags 'n Whiskers 67 - Christmas Themed

Make sure you pop over to the Willow Sketchie Challenge Blog to check out the other DT members cards and join in with the challenge, I would love to see what you can do with my sketch and you could win a voucher to spend in the Willow Designs Shop.

Thank you for stopping by, please leave me a comment, I would love to know what you think.

Pauline
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