Monday, 30 April 2012

Pile on the Flowers

It's Team A's turn to showcase the inspiration at the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge this week and the theme this time is PILE ON THE FLOWERS - we would like to see flowers on your wonderful creations, they can be on the image, the papers, embellishments, wherever you please - as long as we can see some flowers.

This is my card using one of the lovely images from sheet 212


I have coloured her with a combination of ProMarkers and FlexMarkers, I also coloured some old white flowers and seam binding for the bow to match.  The flower centre's have been made using my Crafter's Companion Epiphany Shape Studio - button round 14.

As you can see I have flowers on the image, the papers, flower shaped buttons and flower embellishments, I even used floral paper to decorate the inside of my card:


 CARD RECIPE:

Papers:  Bearly Mine Designs - Mini Dots and Spring Delights
Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools:  Crafter's Companion Epiphany Shape Studio - button round 14. Spellbinders - Classic Square (inside card)
Embellishmlents:  buttons, flowers, seam binding and twine from stash
Sentiment:  from stash

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

Creative Craft Challenge - Let's see some Animal antics
Pattie's Creations Challenge 42 - Photo Inspiration (I was inspired by the colours)
Di's Digi Designs - Let's meet your Animal friends
Shopping Our Stash Challenge 49 - Starts with a 'b' (blue, buttons, bow - all from stash, brolly)
Use It Tuesday Challenge 30 - April Showers (stash - buttons, card stock, seam binding, flowers)

Make sure you pop over the the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Blog, check out the DT inspiration and join in with this weeks challenge.  Don't forget we are now an open challenge and will be accepting entries with non Whoopsi Daisy images.  The winner will be picked at random and the prize will be one sheet of Whoopsi Daisy images, however if you do use a Whoopsi Daisy image and you are the random winner you will win TWO sheets of Whoopsi Daisy images and there are four images on each sheet.

Thank you so much for looking in today, please come back soon.

Pauline
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Sunday, 29 April 2012

Launching 4th May at Bearly Mine Designs


COMING SOON AT


TWO BEAUTIFUL NEW PAPER SETS

ROSE'S DREAM

AND

PETUNIA PARADE


BOTH TO BE RELEASED ON 4TH MAY

MAKE SURE YOU VISIT BEARLY MINE DESIGNS AND CHECK THEM OUT, THEY ARE TRULY GORGEOUS.

Pauline
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April Showers ...

This is my card for this weeks challenge at The Crafty Pad - this week we have the option of a theme and/or a sketch


The theme is April Showers bring May Flowers, we would like to see those flowers in bloom in either your image(s) or as embellishments, we also have a fab sketch for you to follow if you prefer.


If you are feeling really adventurous you can do both like I did, however I managed to cover up most of the sketch.


We have another great sponsor this week:


Joanna is offering the lucky winner a £10 voucher to spend in her online store

I have used the gorgeous Crafty Pad image - Flowers and Watering Can, this image was really lovely to colour, I used a selection of ProMarkers and FlexMarkers


The pretty papers are from one of my Bearly Mine Designs Designer Extreme CD's, full details of everything I have used are listed below.

I used raffia instead of ribbon to continue the garden theme and I have decorated the inside of my card to complement the front


CARD RECIPE:

Papers:  Bearly Mine Designs - Designer Extreme CD
Card Stock: Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools:  Punch Bunch - Leaf Punch, Martha Stewart - Edge Punch, Woodware - Corner Punch
Embellishments:  raffia, paper flowers, crochet flowers and dragon fly from stash
Sentiment:  free with magazine

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

The Pink Elephant Challenge 145 - Hello Sunshine (use Yellow)
My Time to Craft Challenge 178 - Gardening Gems
Creative Inspirations Challenge 160 - Anything Goes
Cooking it up with Katie Challenge 93 - Make it Green
Little Darlings Challenge 22 - Flowers
I Love ProMarkers Challenge 114 - Flower Power - Floral Image
Stampavie and More Challenge 166 - Spring
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times Challenge - Garden or Flowers
Fussy and Fancy Challenge 61 - Punches and Dies

Make sure you pop over to The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog and check out the other DT inspiration and have a go at the challenge, don't forget you can follow the sketch AND/OR the theme - April Showers bring May Flowers.

Thank you for visiting today, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think, I do enjoy reading them all.

Pauline
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Thursday, 26 April 2012

Gathering Flowers

This is my DT card for the latest Willow Sketchie Challenge:


This week Kelly has provided us with this fab sketch:


and she has chosen the theme:

Things Outside

This could be something to do outside, something that lives outside or a view from outside etc., so plenty of scope there.

Don't forget you don't have to follow both the sketch and the theme unless you want to, one or the other will do just fine.

As you can see I have rotated the sketch and also followed the theme.  I have used one of Sharon's latest digi stamps - Busy in the garden - available from the Willow Designs Store and coloured her with a combination of ProMarkers and FlexMarkers.  The papers are from the Polly Picklebery CD also available from the store, please see the card recipe for full details of everything I have used.

I didn't have any green card stock to match so I coloured some with the same ProMarker that I used to colour the image and then used this for the ribbled corner, punched leaves and punched elements of the flowers.

I have decorated the inside of my card:


CARD RECIPE:

Image:  Willow Designs - Busy in the garden
Papers:  Willow Designs - Polly Pickleberry CD
Card Stock:  Dies to Die For - Kraft
Tools:  Punch Bunch - Flower Punches and Leaf Punch, Woodware - Corner Punch,
Ribbler, Spellbinders - Classic Squares (inside card)
Embellishments:  button, twine, small roses and doily from stash
Sentiment:  Ladybug Crafts (free with Simply Cards & Papercraft)

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

Robyns Fetish Challenge 104 - Use Pastel Colours Only
PanPastel Challenge 15 - Add a Flower
Sentimental Sundays Challenge 99 - Celebrating Earth Day
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge 160 - Loaded with Layers (three or more)
Ladybug Crafts Challenge 59 - Birthdays
My Time to Craft Challenge 178 - Gardening Gems
The Ribbon Carousel Challenge 50 - Anything Goes
I Love ProMarkers Challenge 114 - Flower Power - Floral Image
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge 54 - The Great Outdoors

Make sure you pop over to the Willow Sketchie Challenge Blog and have a look at the DT inspiration, you have until 20:00 hrs on Wednesday 2nd May to enter and the prize is a voucher to spend in the Willow Designs Store.  Don't forget you can either follow the sketch and/or the theme.

Thank you for visiting today.

Pauline
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Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Exciting News!


I am so excited today because now I can share my brilliant news - I have been invited by Donna to join the wonderful design team at the Bearly Mine Challenge and everyone has made me feel so welcome.


I love the gorgeous digital papers and CD's available from the Bearly Mine Designs shop and have enjoyed working with them for some time now, so to be part of the DT is like a dream come true.


I will be joining Team A and my first creation as part of the team will be for the challenge on 1st May.  The new challenge today is ‘Baby Days’ so pop over to the Bearly Mine Challenge blog and have a look at the DT Inspiration and join in.

Donna will be releasing a new range of papers on Friday called  'Patchwork Party', they are so pretty:


So make sure you pop over the the shop on Friday and take a look.

Thank you for visiting today and sharing in my good news, I hope to see you again soon.

Pauline
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Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Showcase Inspiration

It's time for some inspiration for The Crafty Pad Monthly Showcase Challenge, this is where we challenge you each month to create a project using a CRAFTY PAD IMAGE, you could win 5 Crafty Pad Designs images of your choice.

I've made this card for my Mother in Law's Birthday using the gorgeous Crafty Pad 'Flowers for Mum' image.


I coloured the image with a combination of ProMarkers and FlexMarkers and used some NitWit papers, please see the Card Recipe below for full details of everything I have used.

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


CARD RECIPE:

Image:  The Crafty Pad - Flowers for Mum
Papers:  NitWit Collections - timefortea
Card Stock:  Create & Craft - Topsy Turvey
Tools:  Spellbinders - Scalloped Circle, Ribbler
Embellishments:  American seam binding and pearl flowers from stash
Sentiment:  LOTV

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

Crafty Catz Challenge 129 - Stripes or Checks
Just Some Lines Challenge - Give a gift of Flowers
Prairie Fairy Fridays Challenge 77 - Anything with Flowers
Crafts for Eternity Recipe Challenge 68 - Something New (new digi and new papers)
Paper Playtime Challenge 72 - Say it with Sentiments - Birthday Card
2 Sisters Challenge 88 - Use a Digital Image
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Someone Special
Inky Impressions Challenge 55 - Birthday Creations
One Stitch at a Time Challenge 110 - Anything Goes

Make sure you pop over the The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog, have a look at the other inspiration and enter the April Crafty Pad Monthly Showcase Challenge - it is open for the whole of April and there is a great prize of 5 images of the winners choice from Crafty Pad Designs.

Thank you for looking, enjoy the rest of your day.

Pauline
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Sunday, 22 April 2012

New at Willow Designs

Polly Pickleberry Stamp sets are now available in the Willow Designs Store, priced at just £6.99 each with FREE P&P and there are six fab sets to choose from.


Also, you still have time to enter this weeks Willow Sketchie Challenge, we have this fab sketch:


and the them for this week is:  USE 3 OR MORE BRADS OR EYELETS

Don't forget you don't have to do both, the sketch OR the theme is just fine and you have until 20:00 on 25th April to enter.

Thank you for popping in this evening, I hope to see you again soon.

Pauline
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Saturday, 21 April 2012

Christmas in April

Well, it could be Christmas with the weather we're having at the moment, we've just had another hail storm here.

I have decided that I'm going to ink up one of the many stamps, that I have languishing in my stash, every week and the first one I haven chosen is Humphrey's Corner 'Snow Fun'.  I have so much 'stash' that I have never even taken out of the packaging it's getting to the point where I can't fit anymore in my craft room and it's just got to stop!

I've noticed a few Christmas challenges starting to appear and thought I would make a start on my Christmas cards early this year.  I love this cute little image, I coloured him with ProMarkers and used papers from the accompanying CD.



Two of the white snowflake brads started life as silver brads, but as I wanted them all to be white I painted them with my Pebeo paint.  I added Crystal Lacquer to the snowflakes and snow on the image but you can't really see in in the photographs.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

The inside of my card is decorated using the same papers.


CARD RECIPE

Image:  Crafter's Companion Humphrey's Corner - Snow Fun
Papers:  Crafter's Companion Humphrey's Corner - Christmas Collection CD-ROM
Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools:  Spellbinders - Classic Circles, Classic Scalloped Circles
Embellishments:  metal snowflake brads, snowflake charm and twine from stash
Sentiment:  LOTV

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

ABC Christmas Challenge - H for Hardware and DT call
CHNC Challenge 69 - Lots of Layers
Christmas Card Challenge Week #20 - Twine
Christmas Inspirations Challenge 45 - Bingo (White, Sentiment, Layers)
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 213 - Metallica
Moving along with the Times - Merry Christmas
Crafter's Companion Monthly Challenge 23 - Four Legged Friends
PaperPlay Challenge 16 - Animal Antics
Paper Crafting Journey Challenge 7 - 3 or more patterned papers
Sparkles Christmas Challenge #15 - Colour Me Happy (my favourite Christmas colour combination is red and white)

Thank you for looking in today, I hope everyone is having a great weekend and I hope to see you again soon.

Pauline
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Thursday, 19 April 2012

Time to Relax

These weeks just fly past, it's time for another Willow Sketchie Challenge, this week I decided to have a bit of a change and make a card using Walter the Owl.  This card could be for either a male or female but I think I will probably give it to my brother in law for his birthday.


This week we have a fab sketch provided for us by Shell:


The theme for the week is -  add 3 or more brads or eyelets, but don't forget you don't have to follow both the sketch and the theme unless you want to, one or the other will do just fine.

The image is called 'Garden Weekly' and is available from Willow Designs, I coloured him with a combination of ProMarkers and FlexMarkers.  The papers are 'tourlondon' from NitWit Collections and the card stock is Core'dinations.  The brads and ribbon are from my stash and the sentiment stamp is from Wild Rose Studio.

I have also decorated the inside of my card to complement the front:


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

One Stitch at a Time Challenge 109 - Bright
Craft Your Days Away Challenge 43 - Metal (red brads)
Ooh La La Challenge 103 - Bold and Bright
The Secret Crafter Challenge 181 - A man's card
PanPastel Challenge 14 - One for the boys
Crafty Boots Challenge - No Girls Allowed
Sparkles Monthly Challenge 31 - Men Only
Crafty Ann's Challenge 62 - It's a man thing!
The Ribbon Carousel Challenge 49 - Color-a-licious
Totally Papercrafts Challenge 112- Things with Wings (Walter the Owl)

Make sure you pop over to the Willow Sketchie Challenge Blog and have a look at the DT inspiration, you have until 20:00 hrs on Wednesday 26th April to enter and the prize is a voucher to spend in the Willow Designs Store.  Don't forget you can either follow the sketch and/or the theme.

Thank you for visiting today.

Pauline
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Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Morning Glory

The last two weeks have flow by, I can't believe it's time for another Crafting for all Seasons Challenge already.  This time the challenge is ANYTHING BUT A CARD and I decided to make a tissue box cover:


I don't think I will be winning any prizes for my photography skills, I just couldn't seem to get a decent picture no matter what I tried.

We are sponsored this week by:


the prize is a $10 gift card

The gorgeous image is Tiffany Doodles - Morning Glory.  I coloured it with a combination of ProMarkers and FlexMarkers and cut it out using a Spellbinders Large Labels die.


The papers are from Sheena's Paint Fusion CD-ROM, I just added a little more distress ink around the edges.  I die cut an opening in the top with Spellbinders Classic Ovals and Classic Scalloped Ovals then added a little more distress ink to tie everything together.


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

Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge 7 - Die Cuts or Punches
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Girly but no Pink
Lexi's Creations Challenge 63 - Use your punches and dies
Craft your Passion Challenge 106 - Die Cuts and Punches
Crafty Sentiments Challenge - Use a digi
Divas By Design Challenge 31 - Anything but a card
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 77 - Anything but a card

Please pop over the the Crafting for all Seasons Challenge Blog and check out the DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us.

That's it from me for today, I hope to see you back for another visit soon.

Pauline
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Monday, 16 April 2012

Feeding the Birds

Well here we are back after our little Easter break with the latest Whoopsi Daisy Challenge.  Don't forget we are now an open challenge and will be accepting entries with non Whoopsi Daisy images.  The winner will be picked at random and the prize will be one sheet of Whoopsi Daisy images, however if you do use a Whoopsi Daisy image and you are the random winner you will win TWO sheets of Whoopsi Daisy images and there are four images on each sheet.

This week the theme is FREE AND EASY or ANYTHING GOES and this is my card:


I have used one of the gorgeous images from sheet 333 and coloured her with a selection of ProMarkers and FlexMarkers.

This is the inside of my card:


CARD RECIPE:

Papers:  Basic Grey - Sweet Threads
Card Stock:  Dies to Die For - Kraft
Tools:  Spellbinders - Scalloped Circle, Punch Bunch - flower and leaf punches
Embellishments:  lace, ribbon, buttons, twine and feather from stash
Sentiment:  The Crafty Pad

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

Creative Belli Challenge 141 - Children
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge 201 - Use two or more different designer papers (I have used three)
Creative Card Crew Challenge 8 - Kraft
Truly Madly Crafty April Challenge - Handmade Flowers
Aud Sentiments Challenge 52 - Spring or Summer Colours
PaperPlay Challenge - Things with Wings
The Poodles Parlour - Going Round in Circles
Allsorts Challenge Week 150 - Buttons and Threads
The Pixie Dust Challenge 122 - Ribbons
Totally Papercrafts Challenge 112 - Things with Wings


Make sure you pop over the the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Blog, check out the DT inspiration and join in with this weeks challenge.  Don't forget we are now an open challenge and will be accepting entries with non Whoopsi Daisy images and a winner will be picked at random but use a Whoopsi Daisy image and you can win more.

Thank you so much for looking in today, please come back soon.

Pauline
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Sunday, 15 April 2012

Bounty of Buttons

Bounty of Buttons is the theme for this weeks challenge at The Crafty Pad, we would like to see three or more buttons on your creations.  This is my DT card:


We have a fab sponsor this week:


Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps is happy to offer the winner of this challenge 5
digital stamps or 4 digital stamps and 1 paper set of their choice.

I used the fab Robyn's Fetish image - a little birdie told me.  I coloured the image with a combination of ProMarkers and FlexMarkers and used some fab free papers that Jak Heath has over on her blog.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

This is the inside of my card:


CARD RECIPE:

Image:  Robyn's Fetish - a little birdie told me
Papers:  Jak Heath - Daisy Papers Set (free)
Card Stock:  Dies to Die For - Kraft
Tools:  Marianne CreaTables - LR0205 and LR0107
Embellishments:  buttons and twine from stash
Sentiment:  The Crafty Pad

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

Stamp and Create April Challenge - Spring
Cupcake Craftroom April Challenge - Bugs n Birds n Wings n Things
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge 201 - Use 2 or more designer papers
Love to Create Challenge 10 - Birthday
Creative Card Crew Challenge 8 - Kraft
Everybody Art Challenge 188 - Spring
Digital Tuesday Challenge 155 - Birthdays
Digi Makeover Challenge 31 - Bright Colours
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop Challenge 9 - To Die For
Great Impressions Challenge 2 - Lot's of Flowers
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge 35 - Use lots of layers, 3 or more

Make sure you pop over to The Crafty Pad Designs Challenge Blog and have a look at the DT inspiration, check out your stash for buttons and join in with our Bounty of Buttons challenge.

Thank you so much for looking in today, enjoy what is left of your weekend and please come back soon.

Pauline
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Saturday, 14 April 2012

Ship Shape

This is a card I have made for my niece's husband, now that is showing my age isn't it.  He builds yachts for a living so I though something nautical would be appropriate.


The image is a La Pashe decoupage sheet and the papers are from my Bearly Mine Designer Extreme CD.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.  I matted the image onto black card stock and then onto Kraft to make it stand out a little.

This is the inside of my card, I tried to show the decoupage a little but I don't think I succeeded.


I always find it difficult to embellish men's cards so I kept it simple, just some string with a button tied to one side and an anchor charm.

CARD RECIPE:

Image:  La Pashe
Papers:  Bearly Mine Designer Extreme CD
Card Stock:  Dies to Die For - Kraft, Joanna Sheen - Onyx Stardream
Embellishments: string, button and charm from stash
Sentiment:  LOTV label stamp, Wild Rose Studio text stamp

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

Crafty Ann's Challenge 62 - It's a man thing!
Delicious Doodles Challenge 17 - Loads of Layers (I have six layers including the decoupage)
Glitter Geeks Challenge Week 15 - Nautical
Party Time Tuesday Challenge 63 - Water
Divas By Design Challenge 30 - Charmed I'm Sure (anchor charm)
The Corrosive Challenge 146 - Heavy Metal (anchor charm)
For Fun Challenges - TAG (sentiment tag)
Papertake Weekly - April Showers (or Water Water Everywhere)
Craft Your Days Away Challenge 43 - Metal (anchor charm)

Thank you for popping in today, please visit again soon.

Pauline
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Friday, 13 April 2012

Someone Special

A couple of weeks ago I was chosen in the top three of the Creative Craft Challenge and was offered a GDT spot, this is the card I made::


The challenge is sponsored by

and I was lucky enough to be given the fab digi 'Stay At Home Mom' to work with.  I coloured the image with a selection of ProMarkers and FlexMarkers and followed the great sketch. Full details of everything I have used are listed in the Card Recipe.

This is the inside of my card:

CARD RECIPE:

Image:  Kenny K - Stay At Home Mom
Papers:  Docrafts Papermania Capsule Collection CD
Card Stock:  Core'dinations
Tools:  Martha Stewart - edge punch, Punch Bunch - flower punches, Epiphany Shape Studio
Sentiment:  The Crafty Pad

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

Little Miss Muffet Challenge 32 - Spring Colours
Fairy Fun Fridays Challenge 76 - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time Challenge 108 - Use a Digi
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge 114 - Celebrate New Life
Crafts and Me Challenge - We are going 3D
The Pink Elephant Challenge 143 - Flowers

Make sure you pop over to the Creative Craft Challenge and join in with the fun.

Thank you for calling in today, please come back soon.

Pauline
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Thursday, 12 April 2012

Yummy Cup Cake

This is my DT card for this weeks Willow Sketchie Challenge, it's one of Sharon's newer images added to the Willow Designs Shop last month:


I have followed the great sketch provided for us this week by Anne-Marie



I have also followed the theme which is Spots and Stripes  You don't have to follow them both like me, either the sketch or the theme is just fine but I know some of you will do both.

The fab pink polka dot papers are from the Polly Pickleberry CD and the striped one is from a Bearly Mine Designs CD, the card stock is Core'dinations and the buttons and twine are from my stash.  I have glazed the little cherry on top of the cake but as usual my photography skills are lacking and you can't really see it.  The flowers are punched from the Core'dinations card stock using Punch Bunch flower punches and I've added a little button to the top of each one.

This is a view of the inside of my card:



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

Sundays With Crissy Challenge 28 - Your Favourite Colour Combo (pink and white)
One Stitch at a Time Challenge 108 - Use a Digi
PanPastel Challenge 13 - Sweet Treats
The Craft Garden April Challenge - Pastel Colours
Pile it On Challenge 15 - All about S (spots)
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge 74 - Spotty, Dotty!
Ruby's Rainbow Challenge 26 - Birthday Cake

Make sure you pop over to the Willow Sketchie Challenge Blog and have a look at the DT inspiration, you have until 20:00 hrs on Wednesday 18th April to enter and the prize is a voucher to spend in the Willow Designs Store.  Don't forget you can either follow the sketch and/or the theme.

Thank you for visiting today.

Pauline
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Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Football Crazy

This is the first time I have posted in what seems like ages, I took the time to catch up on some DT work over Easter, and then by eldest son came down with tonsillitis again, I feel so helpless because there is nothing you can do to help.

Anyway onto my card, this is a very simple card for my son to give to one of his best friends for their 16th Birthday:


I have used my Polka Doodles 'Not for Girls' CD, this was one of the first Polka Doodles CD's that I ever bought and I find myself reaching for it whenever I need to make a card for a boy.

I created the 16 sentiment in word using an image of a football I found on google, I cut it out with my spellbinders circle die and sprayed it with Crafter's Companion Spray and Shine before matting it onto a punched black circle that I had in my stash box.

The inside has been simply decorated using some matching backing paper from the CD:


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

Polka Doodles Challenge Week 14 - Big Birthdays
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge 52 - It's a Celebration
Crafty Catz Challenge 127 - CAS
ABC DT Challenge (April) - Anything Goes
Anything Goes Challenge 64 -  Anything Goes at Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash Challenge 47 - Masculine theme or 'boy' colours
Use it Tuesday Challenge 29 - Anything Goes (use some stash - black card stock plus CD)
Clear it Out Challenge - Sports and Leisure + punched shapes (black circle 16 sentiment mat)
Pile it On Challenge 15 - 'All about S' (Sport, Soccer, Sixteen, Simple)

Thank you for looking.

Pauline
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Thursday, 5 April 2012

In the garden

This is my second DT card today and this time it's for the Willow Sketchie Challenge.


Hazel has provided us with this fab sketch


and she has chosen the theme LOTS OF LAYERS

As you can see I have rotated the sketch and used my favourite decoupage to follow the theme.

The image and papers are both from the Polly Pickleberry CD and the sentiment is a Wild Rose Studio stamp on a Spellbinders die cut.  The buttons, ribbon and lace are all from my stash.

You can just see the decoupage in this photograph along with the inside of my card


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

Crafty Creations Challenge 164  - Spring Greens
Party Time Tuesdays Challenge 62 - Flowers
Little Darling's Challenge 20 - Outside
Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge 76 - Say it with Flowers
Sparkles Challenge 30 - Mother's Day or Spring
Pile It On Challenge 14 - Make a Scene
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 149 - Easter/Spring

Make sure you pop over to the Willow Sketchie Challenge Blog and have a look at the DT inspiration, you have until 20:00 hrs on Wednesday 11th April to enter and the prize is a voucher to spend in the Willow Designs Store.  Don't forget you can either follow the sketch and/or the theme.

Thank you for visiting today.

Pauline
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Let's get distressed

It's time for another new challenge over at The Crafty Purple Frog and it's one of my favourites this time - LET'S GET DISTRESSED.  I have used the gorgeous image The love is gone and of course I chose the decoupage option


I decided to make a scalloped circle shaped card for a change and have distressed the edges of the papers and card stock.  The ribbon is white American Seam Binding that has been scrunched up to add to the distressed feel.


I punched some flowers and scrunched them up before layering them up with some small roses on top.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.


You can just see the decoupage in this picture and the inside of my card that has been decorated to co-ordinate with the front.

CARD RECIPE:

Image:  The Crafty Purple Frog - The love is gone
Paper:  Joanna Sheen - Jane Shasky from the heart of the garden
Card Stock:  Core'dinations
Tools:  Cuttlebug - embossing folder, Punch Bunch - flower punches and fern punch,
Spellbinders - Scalloped circle (inside card)
Embellishments:  ribbon and flowers from stash
Sentiment:  The Crafty Pad Designs

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

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge 113 - Anything BUT a rectangle
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop Challenge 9 - To Die For
Cupcake Craftroom April Challenge - Bugs n Birds n Wings n Things
Crafting When We Can Challenge 15 - Things with Wings
The Secret Crafter Challenge 179 - A Shaped Card
Crafty Calendar March Challenge - Spring Clean (card stock, flowers and ribbon from stash)
Bunny Zoe's Challenge 22 - Shabby Chic/Vintage
Fussy and Fancy Challenge 59 - Anything but Square/Rectangle
Ooh La La Challenge 102 - Vintage
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Use your favourite tool (my Punch Bunch flower punches - I use them all the time)


Make sure you pop over to The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge Blog and have a look at the inspiration, you have two weeks to enter the challenge.

Thank you for popping in this morning, please come back later for my second DT card of the day.

Pauline

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