Monday, 30 May 2011

Flower Fairy

Phew!  I never thought I would get this card finished.  You know when you get one of those cards that just won't seem to come together, well this was it.  I spent ages messing around trying to decide on backing papers, then coloured the image three times before I was happy with the colours  But eventually I got there and here it is.


The image is one of LOTV's A4 Stamp sheets coloured with ProMarkers, I eventually decided on some free papers from Serif - Picnic in the Park and teamed them up with another backing paper from one of my Bearly Mine Designs Cd's.  I edged the sentiment with a gold calligraphy pen and glittered the fairies wings, wand and the flowers in her hair.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

As is usual for me now I have decorated the inside of my card to match the front.



I am quite pleased with it in the end, even though it nearly ended in the bin quite a few times.

Image:   LOTV Fairies On Titoe
Papers: Bearly Mine Designs CD
Tools:  Nestabilities Scalloped Circles and Standard Circles, Martha Stewart Doily Lace Border Punch
Embellishments:   flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts, ribbon and pearls from stash
Sentiment:  LOTV A5 Stamp Oh So Girlie

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

LOTV Challenge 98 - I believe in Fairies
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge 35 - Use 2 or more stamps on your creation - I have used LOTV Fairies on Tiptoe and LOTV Oh So Girlie sentiment
Sketch Saturday Week 157


Thank you for looking at my blog today, I hope to see you again soon.
Pauline
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Saturday, 28 May 2011

Here Comes The Bride

Good evening, I have been busy making a wedding card today. It is for my 15 year old son to give to a friends Mother so I couldn't go too girly, quite a difficult task with a wedding card. I chose dark pink Core'dinations card stock, sanded the edges and combined it with lace, green ribbon and green hand made flowers. He would appear to like it, so I can't have done to bad a job.

The image is one of LOTV's die cut sheets and I have teamed it up with a backing paper from one of my Bearly Mine Designs Cd's, I love these so much I bought them all at Easter when they were on special offer. Full details of everything I have used are listed below.


I have decorated the inside of my card to match the front.



To complete the card I made paper roses and leaves to match the ribbon.



Image:   LOTV Die Cut Sheet - Weddings
Papers: Bearly Mine Designs CD
Tools:  Nestabilities Classic Squares and Fleur De Lis Squares, Marianne Creatables English Rose Die, Cuttlebug Daisy Embossing Folder
Embellishments:  lace, ribbon and pearls from stash

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

Bearly-Mine Challenge - Die Cuts and Lace
Craft Us Crazy - Remembrance and/or Love
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Pale, Pretty Pastels
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes


Thursday, 26 May 2011

Birthday Gifts

Good Morning all, I hope I find you all happy and healthy.  I'm still bursting with pride, we found out last night that Matt, my eldest, has been made Head Boy of his school, there are 1,200 pupils so this is quite an achievement.  I'm so pleased for him he really deserves the recognition.  Well that's enough of me boasting.

I have made a card for this weeks Just Magnolia Challenge - A Sketch, Donalda has given us a lovely sketch to follow this week.  I have used  the Tilda with Wedding Gifts Stamp, but mine is a Birthday Card, coloured with ProMarkers.  Full details of what I have used are listed below.




I have decorated the inside of my card to match the front again, I rather enjoy doing this, it just seems to finish the card nicely.





Image:   Magnolia Tilda with Wedding Gifts
Papers:  NitWit Collections Cotton Candy Kisses
Tools:  Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eighteen, Punch Bunch Fern
Embellishments:  flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts, ribbon and pearls from stash
Sentiment:  LOTV


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

Shopping Our Stash - Ribbon Rewind - I have used my oldest ribbon, I bought it when I first started crafting about 18 months ago.
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes

Thank you for coming by today and looking, I hope to see you again soon.
Pauline
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Monday, 23 May 2011

Picnic Time

Here I am back again, and only just in time.  This card is my entry for the I ♥ ProMarkers challenge - Animals. I used an Oliver's Orchard Stamp and coloured it with ProMarkers.  If you look closely you can see two little squirrels, one in the tree and another next to the picnic hamper.  Full details of everything I have used are detailed below.



  Image:  Oliver's Orchard
Papers:  Craftwork Cards - Vintage Rose
Tools:  Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels D, Martha Stewart doily lace border punch
Embellishments:  Punch Bunch flowers, ribbon and brads from stash
Sentiment:  Polka Doodles


I would also like to enter this card into the Lexi's Creations Challenge - Spots and/or Stripes.

Thank you for coming by today, I hope to see you again soon .

Pauline
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Anyone for Afternoon Tea

Good evening all, I have two cards to post today.  The first is my entry for the LOTV Challenge - Here Comes Summer, I think Afternoon Tea epitomizes an English Summer.  I have used Fluffy Bunnies one of the LOTV die cut sheets, they are just so cute!  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.



I have decorated the inside of my card to match the outside again, I think it looks so much nicer than a normal printed insert and it doesn't take long once you have decided on your original design.



I apologise for my photography, more practice needed I think.

Here is a list of the all the items I have used:

Image:  LOTV Die Cut Squares - Fluffy Bunnies
Papers:  Bearly Mine Designs - Designer Extreme CD
Tools:  Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels B, Martha Stewart Arched Lattice Punch
Embellishments:  flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, ribbon from stash
Sentiment:  Polka Doodles

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

Crafters Companion - Girls Birthday
Whoopsi Daisy - Birthday Card
Creative Card Crew - Cute and Girly
Charisma Cardz - Birthdays in Pink
I Did It Creations - Anything Goes
The Pixie Cottage - Pink and Girlie
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Happy Birthday

Thank you for looking.

Pauline
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Saturday, 21 May 2011

Father You're a Star

Good afternoon everyone, thank you for stopping by today to see my latest creation.  This is a card I have made for the Teddy Bo Challenge 10 - Teddy Bo Only, I have used the image You're a STAR Bo and coloured it using ProMarkers, to finish it I just added a little Glamour dust around the outside of the Star.  Full details of what I have used are listed below.




For the first time I have decorated the inside of my card to match the outside rather than using a printed insert.



To complete my card I have added computer generated sentiments backed onto matching card stock, my aim was to make them look like little labels, I seem to have a bit of a thing about labels at the moment.



Image:  Teddy Bo You're a STAR Bo
Papers:  ECHO PARK Little Boy
Tools:  Spellbinders Wonky Squares (on the inside of the card)
Embellishments: corrugated card, buttons and raffia from stash
Sentiment:  computer generated

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges.

Cards for men - Someone Special - you can't get much more special than a DAD
A Spoon Full of Sugar- Anything goes
Stamps R Us - Goin' Digital - I used a Teddy Bo digital image 
Craft Us Crazy - something new and/or a favorite embellishment - my ECHO PARK papers are new and I love making little label sentiments to embellish my cards.

Thank you for looking and I hope to see you again soon.

Pauline
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Thursday, 19 May 2011

Time to Shop

Good afternoon everyone, at long last I've finished my first ever entry for a Just Magnolia Challenge, the challenge this week is Make it Lacy.  I'm only just in time and fortunately the brief is either real or faux, punched, die cut or paper lace, mine is punched..  I used the Tilda Goes Shopping stamp and coloured it with ProMarkers.  Full details of what I used are detailed below.


I used my Marianne Designs Creatables - English Rose dies for the first time and am rather pleased with my roses, I dusted them with a little gold Glamour Dust just to tie all the colours together.



Image:  Magnolia Tilda Goes Shopping
Papers:  Papermania Hampstead
Tools:  Spellbinders Dies Beaded Circles, Large Circles, Martha Stewart doily lace border punch
Embellishments:  Marianne Designs Creatables English Rose, Glamour Dust, pearls and ribbon from stash
Sentiment:  LOTV

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

Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Lets Punch it Out
Sketch Saturday - Week 155

Monday, 16 May 2011

Ribbon and Bows

Good morning all, I hope you had a lovely weekend.  This is a little card I have made to enter the LOTV Challenge 96 - Ribbon and Bows.  I used one of the LOTV Cute Squares, I havn't used these before, they really are cute and I gathered a piece of lace to make the base for the sentiment.  Full details of all that I used are listed below.


Image:  LOTV Cute Squares Fluffy Bunnies
Papers:  NitWit Collections Cotton Candy Kisses
Tools:  Spellbinders Dies Beaded Circles
Embellishments:  flowers Wild Orchid Crafts, seam binding Ribbon Girls, lace from stash
Sentiment:  LOTV

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


Sunday, 15 May 2011

Shopping Our Stash

I have found a new Tuesday Challenge Blog called SOS - Shopping Our Stash.  The aim appears to be to use the things we have accumulated along the way - something I really need to do.  The first challenge to get things started is 'Show Us Your Stash!'  All you need to do is post a pic of  'your crafty space, part or your stash, some of your supplies' etc.  So here is mine:


I can't believe what a mess it looks, I'm normally a tidy person, it's only my craft room that is untidy, here are a few more pics:



I do tidy my table when I complete a card, but it seems to get in such a mess as I work!  This is supposed to be our 'spare bed' - better hope no one wants to come and stay.


Having looked at some of the DT'S pics I think I need to have a serious sort out but there never seems to be time, I know it would be easier and quicker to find things if it was tidy, but there's always a card to be made and that's much more fun.

Well that's it for now, I have someone looking over my shoulder waiting for the Laptop, I hope to have my own by the end of the week, so I will say good bye and thank you for looking.

Pauline
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Fairy Magic

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all well.  It's a lovely sunny day here in Hampshire and I'm feeling rather pleased with myself, my card 'Circles' came third in the Polka Doodles challenge which was to use Blue, Aqua and Purple.  This is the first time I have had a card achieve a place in a challenge and it has inspired me to enter more, so here is my most recent card.  The stamp is from LOTV and I have coloured it using ProMarkers.  I am entering this card into the I ♥ ProMarkers challenge 65 Pink and Brown.  Full details of what I used to make the card are listed below.




Image:  LOTV Fairies on Tiptoe
Papers:  NitWit Collections Cotton Candy Kisses
Tools:  Spellbinders Dies Large Circle and Beaded Circles, Marian Creatables
Embellishments:  flowers Wild Orchid Crafts, seam binding Ribbon Girls, organza ribbon from stash
Sentiment:  LOTV

I would also like to enter this card into the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Things with wings

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Wish Upon A Star

Good Afternoon, I hope everyone is well.  My card today is another from Teddybo.  This one is Teddybea 003 and as usual I have coloured her using ProMarkers.  Full details are listed below.   I am entering this card into the Teddy Bo Tuesday Challenge 9  - Easel Cards.



It's ages since I made and Easel Card and it turned out to be quite a marathon, it took me three days.  Having said that I have had lots of non craft related things on recently so time has been a little limited.  I'm still not completely happy with it and would have liked to spend a bit more time on it but have to make cards for MIL's birthday so time has run out.



I'm not quite sure how to best photograph an Easel Card not having done so before, so I have taken loads of pictures.  My photography skills leave a bit to be desired, so please accept my apologies.



I always find it difficult to know where to write on Easel Cards so I die cut a little label to put inside just for that purpose.  I promise this is the last photo.


Image:  Teddybea 003
Papers:  Shabby Princess Spring Breeze
Tools:  Spellbinders Dies Labels D, Large Circle, Floral Doily Accent
Embellishments:  flowers, button and ribbon from stash
Tag:  Crafters Companion Patchwork Polly Stamp

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

Prairie Fairy Fridays - For The Girls
Papertake Weekly - Fancy A Punch?


Friday, 6 May 2011

Summer Holiday

Good afternoon, or is it evening, I'm not quite sure when one ends and the other starts.  This is a card that I have made to enter into the ProMarker Challenge 64 - Song Title.  The song I have chosen is 'Summer Holiday' by Cliff Richard, I think this image is just right, I don't know about you but I always have ice cream when I'm on holiday.  The image is Digi Stamp Boutique 'Beach Alfie' coloured with ProMarkers.  Full details are listed below.



Image used:  Digi Stamp Boutique 'Beach Alfie'
Papers:  Dovecraft 'Sugar & Spice'
Embellishments:  buttons and charm from stash
Tag:  hand cut plus a Polka Doodles Stamp

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

Digi Stamp Boutique May customer competition

This is a second card I made using the same set of digi stamps and papers.


Image used:  Digi Stamp Boutique 'Alfie swimming'
Papers:  Dovecraft 'Sugar & Spice'
Embellishments:  Papermania Capsule Collection
Tag:  hand cut plus a Polka Doodles Stamp

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Circles

This is the card I have made for the Cards for Men Challenge 9 - Circles.  I stamped the image and coloured it using ProMarkers, then I matted it onto a black Circle Nesti, the tag is hand cut and stamped with a Polka Doodles sentiment.  Full details are listed below.


Image used:  Sugar Nellie ' Rock Idol'
Papers:  Bearly Mine Designs
Embellishments:  brads and charm from stash
Sentiment: Polka Doodles Stamp
I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Love is in The Air

My card today is for the LOTV Challenge 94 – Love is in The Air.  The image is LOTV 'Oh So Girlie', I have coloured it with ProMarkers and layered it onto light brown card edged on one side with a Martha Stewart Arch Lattice punch.  Full details are listed below.


Image used:  LOTV ' Oh So Girlie'
Papers:  NitWit Collections 'Cotton Candy Kisses'
Embellishments:  Punch Bunch leaf punch -  ribbon, flowers and buttons from stash
Sentiment Tag:  Nitwit Collections

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

Anything Goes Challenge 39 - Colour Challenge 'Pink and Brown'