Thursday, 31 May 2012

Wishing you Happiness

Good morning, it's time for another Willow Sketchie Challenge and this is the card I have made following Shell's great sketch: 


This is Shell's sketch:



and she has chosen the theme:  Make your own backing papers.

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

I have used the gorgeous digi image -  Fairy Jangles available from the Willow Designs Store and coloured her with ProMarkers, her wand has been glazed and some gems added to her crown.

Sorry Shell, I just don't do handmade papers, (as the Glitter Girls would say - because I can't).  Make sure you pop over the the Willow Sketchie Challenge Blog and look at the other DT's fab papers, they really put me to shame.

My papers are Bearly Mine Designs Summer's Roses and Mini Dots and everything has been layered onto some purple card stock that I had in my stash.  I put the corner through my ribbler to incorporate some texture and added some buttons and gems also from my stash.  

As usual I have decorated the inside of my card: 


I also made a little pocket and inserted a tag that has been cut out and embossed with my Cuttlebug Embossed Tags folder, the sentiment is a Creative Expressions stamp.



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

Di's Digi Designs Challenge - Show us that Bling!!

Make sure you pop over to the Willow Sketchie Challenge Blog, have a look at the DT inspiration and join in with our challenge, you have until 20:00 hrs on Wednesday 6th June 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, 30 May 2012

All Our Yesterdays

It's time for a new challenge over at Crafting for all Seasons and this time the theme is - Many Layers.  I also need to announce the winner of my blog candy, thank you to everyone who joined in the fun, the randomly drawn winner from the comments left on my blog was:


Now back to this weeks challenge, we have two fab sponsors this week:


and


Well, 'Many Layers' means only one thing to me - DECOUPAGE - so I decided to use some of my Joanna Sheen's Faye Whitaker 'All Our Yesterdays' Decoupage for this challenge and I followed the sketch at retro sketches - my card is very different in style from the DT cards and all the other entries, but I think I will still give it a go.


The papers are a free download from Crafter's Companion, I have my great team mate Helen, aka Crafty Mama Mia, from The Crafty Pad DT to thank for reminding me about these.  I don't know about you, but I always download freebies and then promptly forget that they exist!  The card stock is Core'dinations and the sentiment is a Studio Light stamp.  I used a spellbinders die to cut the little scalloped edges on the sentiment and the border and the raffia is from my stash.

This is the inside of my card:

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

Joanna Sheen Challenge - Remember when....?
One Stitch at a Time Challenge 115 - Red, White and Blue
Craft Your Days Away Challenge 46 - Red, White and Blue
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 100 - Masculine
Creative Card Crew Challenge 11 - Dimension
Creative Craft Challenge - Red, White and Blue
Digital Tuesday Challenge 162 - Just for laughs
The Crazy Challenge 121 - Childhood Memories
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge 59 - Red, White and Blue
RetroSketches Challenge 13 - Sketch

Make sure you pop over to the Crafting for all Seasons Challenge Blog and check out the DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us for our 'Many Layers' challenge.

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

Pauline
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Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Anyone for Lunch!

Good morning, I hope everyone is well and still enjoying the wonderful weather.  It's time for a new Bearly Mine Designs challenge and the Theme this week is - Animal Kingdom (use an animal on your card).

We are Sponsored this week by our very own


and one lucky winner will receive 2 Digi sets of their choice.

I have used two of my favourite things on my card - Bearly Mine Designs papers and Joanna Sheen's Happy Hoppers


I have coloured this gorgeous image with ProMarkers and inked the edges with distress ink. Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

As usual I have decorated the inside of my card:


CARD RECIPE:

Papers:  Bearly Mine Designs - Simply Dots and Summer's Roses
Image:  Joanna Sheen - Happy Hoppers 'Hoppy Birthday!'
Card Stock:  Core'dinations
Tools:  Spellbinders - Classic Square (inside card), Marianne CreaTables - LR0205
Embellishments:  flowers and ivy from stash
Sentiment:  LOTV - Vintage Labels 'Occasions'

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

Totally Papercrafts Challenge 118 - Animals
Digi Doodle Shop Challenge 109 - Let's Go Spotty
Robyn's Fetish Challenge 109 - Birthday Cards with a Sentiment
I Love ProMarkers Challenge 118 - Use die-cuts
House of Gilli - Die-cuts/punches
Phindy's Friday Challenge 107 - 1, 2, 3 (my 3 embellishments are - flowers, ivy, fence)
Creative Inspirations Challenge 164 - Anything Goes
Love to Create Challenge 17 - Add a Sentiment
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner Challenge 12 - Anything Goes
The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge 18 - Best Friends

Make sure you visit the Bearly Mine Challenge Blog to take a look at the DT inspiration and join in with this weeks challenge, don't forget you could win 2 gorgeous Bearly Mine Designs Digi sets.

Thank you for visiting today, please come back soon.

Pauline
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Monday, 28 May 2012

Fairy Magic

This is my card for this weeks Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Fairy Magic:



The image is from Whoopsi Daisy - sheet 280, coloured with my usual combination of ProMarkers and FlexMarkers - Linnie has lots of beautiful fairy images in the Whoopsi Daisy Digi Shop, do pop over and have a look.  I followed the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday and used papers from Bearly Mine Designs, full details of everything I have used are listed below.

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





CARD RECEIPE:

Image:  Whoopsi Daisy - sheet 280
Papers:  Bearly Mine Designs - Simply Dots and Petunia Parade
Card Stock:  Core'dinations
Tools:  Spellbinders - Standard Squares and Butterfly Circles
Embellishments:  flowers from stash
Sentiment:  LOTV - For Her Sentiments

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

Passion for ProMarkers Challenge Week 150 - Birthdays

Ruby's Rainbow Challenge 29 - Things with Wings
Truly Scrumptious Challenge 81 - Pretty in Pink
Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge 61 - Something with Wings
Delightful Challenges - Flowers, Flowers Everywhere
Crafty Calendar Monthly Challenge - Things With Wings!
Crafts and Me Challenge - Fabulous Flowers
Sundays with Crissy Challenge 29 - Things with Wings
Allsorts Challenge 156 - Happy Birthday to Someone Special + Blog Hop (Granddaughter)
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch 155



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, 27 May 2012

Summer is here

I hope my post heading is correct, it certainly feels like it as sit here typing this.  It's Team A's turn to provide the inspiration over at The Crafty Pad Challenge this week and this is my card:


This week we are sponsored by the fabulous Joanna Sheen

 

 who is offering one lucky winner 
a £10 voucher to spend in their online store!
 Thank you Joanna 

and our challenge this week is:

#172 - Colors of your Country's Flag 
or Sketch 
or Both

I flipped the sketch and also loosely followed the theme with my card. The image is The Crafty Pad - Beach Hut and the papers are NitWit Collections - Tour London and Aye Aye Captain. I used my Spellbinders Nautical Frame and Accents border die to create the wave border at the bottom using the same Core'dinations Whitewash that I have used throughout the card. I made my own bunting and the buttons and raffia are from my stash. The letters have been in by stash for as long as I have been card making so it felt really good to use them at last.

I have distressed the edges of the card stock, sanded the border and kept the colours muted to try and create a shabby, seaside feel.

The inside of my card has also been decorated:


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

Creative Craft Challenge - Distressed!!!!
Charisma Cardz Challenge 20 - No Flowers Allowed!
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner Challenge 11 - Show us your Distress
Love to Create Challenge 16 - Song Inspired (Summer Holiday)
Party Time Tuesdays Challenge 69 - Vintage or Shabby Chic
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 80- Anything Goes at Penny's
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge 77 - Dig out the Old (I have had the SUMMER letters in my stash since I first started crafting - it was so good to finally use them)

Make sure you pop over to The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog, check out the other DT inspiration and have a go at this weeks challenge, don't forget you can either follow the sketch and/or the theme.

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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Friday, 25 May 2012

Busy Blue Fairy

Good evening everyone, I hope those of you in the UK are enjoying this wonderful weather, make the most of it, this could be summer.

This is a card I have made for my Mother-in-law to give to her Granddaughter.  It is a bit busy for me, not really my usual style at all, but she likes things like this.


I have followed the sketch over at Seems a little Sketchy and the image is a LOTV die cut.  I have embossed the white panel  but it doesn't show up very well in the photograph, full details of everything I have used are listed below.

I am trying really hard to use up some of my stash and I've done quite well with this card, I've had the papers, the image, the card stock and the flowers for absolutely ages.

The inside of my card has been decorated to match the front:


CARD RECIPE:

Image:  LOTV - On Tiptoe
Papers:  Docrafts - Henbury Lane
Card Stock:  Joanna Sheen - discontinued
Tools:  Spelbinders - Scalloped Circle, Butterfly Circle, Floral Flourishes and Impressabilities
Marianne CreaTables - butterfly die, 
Embellishments:  Flowers and gems from stash
Sentiment:  LOTV - For Her Sentiments

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

Crafty Ann's Challenge 66 - Butterflies and Flowers
Hotshot Craft Challenge 8 - Die Cuts
The Poodles Parlour Challenge - Monochromatic
Divas By Design Challenge 26 - Fabulous Flourishes
Deep Ocean Challenge Challenge 26 - Swirls
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop May Challenge 10 - Blossoms and Butterflies
That Craft Place Challenge - Monochromatic
Crafts and Me Challenge - Fabulous Flowers
Sentimental Sundays Challenge 103 - Whimsical
Seems a little Sketchy - Sketch 13

Thank you so much for joining me this evening, I hope everyone has a lovely, sunny weekend.

Pauline
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Thursday, 24 May 2012

Winnie in Red, White and Blue

Good morning, it's time for another Willow Sketchie Challenge and this is the card I have made following Hazel's great sketch:


I have used the gorgeous image 'A spot of gardening' - available from the Willow Designs Store and coloured her with ProMarkers.  The papers are NitWit 'Tour London' and the card stock my usual preference - Core'dinations.  I enlarged the little bird and printed him out several times, I then decoupaged him up and sprayed him with some spray and shine. The ribbon, buttons and twine are from my stash and the sentiment is a stamp from the Forever Friends Retro Collection.

As usual I have decorated the inside of my card:


This is Hazel's sketch:


 and she has chosen a colour theme:  Red, White and Blue.

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

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

Allsorts Challenge 155 - Buttons and Bows
Craft Your Days Away Challenge 45 - All Creatures Great and Small
Crafty Calendar May Challenge - Things with Wings
Pattie's Creations Challenge 44 - Recipe (buttons, ribbon, sentiment)
Crafter's Companion Monthly Challenge 24 - Here comes Summer
Oldie But A Goodie Challenge - Things with Wings (ribbon, buttons, twine and card stock all over six months old)

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 30th 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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Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Vintage Dress Form

I was lucky enough to win the challenge over at Use it Tuesday the other week and was invited to be guest designer for Challenge 32.  I was asked to create a card 'using 2 hoarded items' - I used some BoBunny papers that I have had for about a year and could not bring myself to cut into and also some lace that I've also had for about a year.

I got the idea for my card from one of my magazines, as soon as I saw it I thought I know just the image that would work with this design.


The image is The Crafty Pad - Dress Form Trio and the papers are BoBunny - Gabrielle, full details of everything I have used are listed below.  I inked the image, ribbon, flowers and lace with old paper distress ink to tone them down a bit and match them in with the papers.  The image comes as three separate dress forms, I layered two of them up and mounted them onto the hand cut tag.  The sentiment is cut from one of The Crafty Pad - Ticket style sentiments and mounted onto the same Core'dinations card stock that has been used throughout.

I used the same two dress form images, greatly reduced, to decorate the inside of my card:


CARD RECIPE

Image:  The Crafty Pad - Dress Form Trio
Papers:  BoBunny - Gabrielle
Card Stock:  Core'dinations
Tools:  Spellbinders - Floral Flourishes, Classic Rectangles (inside card),
Punch Bunch - Flower Punch, Japanese Screw Punch
Embellishments:  flowers, ribbon and lace from stash
Sentiment:  The Crafty Pad

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

PaperPlay Challenge Week 20 - Destruction
Creative Craft Challenge - Distressing
Emergency Crafters Challenge - Spots and Stripes
Simply Create Too Challenge 13 - Mother's Day  (or Feminine)
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C137 - Anything Goes as long as it's a Birthday Card
Inky Impressions Challenge - Use Lace or Trim
Stamp and Create May Challenge - For the Ladies
The Glitter Geeks Challenge Week 20 - Polka Dots
Robyns Fetish Challenge 108 - Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge - Dressed for Success

Make sure you visit the Use it Tuesday Challenge Blog to take a look at the DT inspiration and join in with the challenge


Thank you for joining me to today.

Pauline

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Thursday, 17 May 2012

Watering the Flowers

Good morning, it's time for another Willow Sketchie Challenge and this is the card I have made following Claire's great sketch:


I have used the gorgeous image Busy in the garden - available from the Willow Designs Store and coloured her with a combination of ProMarkers and FlexMarkers.   The papers are Echo Park - Springtime and I used some of the flowers to make the embellishments using my Epiphany Shape Studio.  The sentiment has been cut down from a sentiment ticket from The Crafty Pad.

As usual I have decorated the inside of my card:


This is Claire's sketch:
and she has chosen the theme:  Use 3 different papers.

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

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

2 Sisters Challenge 91 - Make It Girlie
Jellypark Challenge - Girlie Girl
Di's Digi Downloads Challenge - Spring
Papertake Weekly Challenge - In the Garden
The Crazy Challenge 119 - Outside
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge 59 - May Flowers
Tammy's Scrappin' Corner Challenge 10 - Show us your Flowers
Stamping with the Dragon Challenge - Two for the price of one
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 160 - Inspirational Photograph (I was inspired by the colours)


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 23rd 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, 16 May 2012

Crafting for all Seasons 1st Birthday Challenge and Blog Hop

It's Birthday time at Crafting for all Seasons, the challenge has been going for a whole year and to celebrate we are having a Blog Hop.  But first thank you to everyone who joined us for our Handmade Flowers challenge we had so many beautiful entries, I do hope you will all join us again this week for our Birthday Celebrations.  The challenge this week is 'It's a Celebration' with Buttons - we would like you to use some buttons on your project.  This is what I have made:


I wanted to do something a little bit different for our 1st Birthday so I made a 1st Birthday card and matching Gift Bag.  The image is from TeddyBo and the papers are Echo Park - Little Boy, they have been hiding in my ever growing paper stash for ages.

I coloured the image with ProMarkers and paper pieced the number one and added some Crystal Lacquer to it:


The border was cut using Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Ric Rac, I cut the sentiment from a Crafty Pad Ticket Sentiment and backed it on the same red Core'dinations card stock that I used throughout.  The buttons and thread are from my stash:


As usual, I have decorated the inside of my card to complement the front:


I used the same image, papers and layout for the gift bag:


and also decorated the back to complement the front:


I apologise for the number of photographs but I wanted to show everything, it took me so long to make it all I was nearly late for the challenge.

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

Lollipop Crafts Challenge 80 - Just for Him
The Pink Elephant Challenge 148 - Polka Dots and Stripes
Sentimental Sundays Challenge 102 - Birthday - Buttons
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Happy Birthday
Cupcake Craftroom May Challenge - Photo Inspiration
Robyn's Fetish Challenge 107 - Paper Piecing
LEJ Designs Challenge 3 - Lots of Layers
Totally Papercrafts Challenge 116 - No Pesky Girls Allowed
Little Claire Monthly Challenge 21 - Male Theme
Desert Islands Crafters Challenge 31 - Angela's Itinerary (For a Boy/What's your number/Something Old - papers/Something Blue)

Now on to the Blog Hop - as it's our FIRST BIRTHDAY at Crafting for all Seasons we are having a blog hop to celebrate.  The hop begins and ends on the Crafting for all Seasons Challenge Blog.  If you've arrived from Lizy's blog you're on the right track, if you are just popping by to say hello you may want to pop over to the Challenge Blog to join in the whole hop.

At each of the DT's  blogs you will find a letter, once you have collected them all, leave a comment on the challenge post telling us which word the letters spell.  You must leave a comment on each DT blog as you hop and one commenter on each of the blogs will win a prize, my prize is:


A set of Kanban Damask Divas - Let's Go Shopping Clear Stamps

My letter is A, now all you need to do is pop back to the Challenge Blog and leave a comment telling us the word.  If you get lost along the way there is a full list for the hop on the Challenge Post.

Good Luck!  Make sure you pop over to the Crafting for all Seasons Challenge Blog and check out the DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us for our Birthday Celebrations.

That's it from me for today, I hope I haven't bored you to tears, see you again soon.

Pauline
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Tuesday, 15 May 2012

On the Garden Wall

This is my second DT card for the Bearly Mine Designs Challenge and I'm still in shock at being invited to join this fab team.


The theme for our challenge this week is 'Dies' and we are sponsored by Cheery Lynn Designs.


who are offering this fab Waltzing Matilda Doily Die as a prize for one lucky winner


For my card I have used the lovely LOTV Die Cut Design 'On the Garden Wall' and papers from Bearly Mine Designs 'Simply Dots and Summer's Roses' - I just love the way all of the Bearly Mine paper sets co-ordinate with each other.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

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


CARD RECIPE:

Image:  LOTV - On the Garden Wall
Papers:  Bearly Mine Designs - Simply Dots and Summer's Roses
Card Stock:  Core'dinations
Tools:  Cheery Lynn - Lattice #2, Spellbinders - Standard Circle and Scalloped Circle,
FrisKars border punch, Woodware corner punch
Embellishments:  flowers, ivy and ribbon from stash
Sentiment:  computer generated

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

Lili's Little Fairies - Your favourite craft tool (Cuttlebug and border punches)
Deep Ocean Challenge 25 - What a wonderful woman!
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Cute, Cute, Cute
Crafts and Me Challenge 83 - Punches and Die Cuts
Ooh La La Challenge 103 - Ribbon or Twine (or both)
Love to Create Challenge 15 - Bingo (ribbon/punches/flowers)
S J Crafts Challenge 4 - Favourites (favourite colour - purple and favourite papers - Bearly Mine Designs)
Crafts for Eternity Challenge 71 - Colour Recipe - Awakening

Make sure you visit the Bearly Mine Challenge Blog to take a look at the DT inspiration and join in with this weeks challenge, don't forget we have Cheery Lynn Designs as our sponsor this week.

Thank you for visiting today, please come back soon.

Pauline
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Monday, 14 May 2012

Spring Colours

I think my title should really be 'Spring COLOUR' as I seem to be in a bit of a 'tone on tone' rut at the moment.  This is my card for this weeks Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Spring Colours:


It turned out rather green didn't it!  The image is from Whoopsi Daisy - sheet 137, coloured with my usual combination of ProMarkers and FlexMarkers.  I have just ordered four more sets of FlexMarkers, I love the brush tips and find them so much easier to blend with than other alcohol markers.  The papers are from Bearly Mine Designs, full details of everything I have used are listed below.

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


CARD RECEIPE:

Image:  Whoopsi Daisy - sheet 137
Papers:  Bearly Mine Designs - Simply Dots and Spring Delights
Card Stock:  Joanna Sheen (along time ago)
Tools:  Spellbinders - Standard Circles and Scalloped Circles, Marianne CreaTables - LR0131,
FrisKars border punch, Woodware - corner punch
Embellishments:  button, ribbon and twine from stash
Sentiment:  computer generated

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

2 Sisters Challenge 91 - Make it Girlie
The Paper Shelter Challenge 63 - Anything Goes
Di's Digi Downloads Challenge - Spring
Card Makin' Mamas Challenge 45 - Spring Flowers
Crafty Catz Challenge 132 - Happy Birthday
Simply Create Too Challenge 13 - Mother's Day (or Feminine)
Do You Stack Up Challenge 71 - Use a Flower
Little Miss Muffet Challenge 34 - May Flowers
Stamp and Create May Challenge - For the Ladies
Digi Doodle Shop Challenge 107 - Bingo (Button, ribbon, 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, 13 May 2012

Doodle It!

It's time for a new challenge at The Crafty Pad and this week the theme is 'Doodle It', well as those of you who know me will realise - I do not do doodling - so this one was not easy for me.

This is the card I eventually made:


I used two of the images from The Crafty Pad 'Dress Form Trio' and the sentiment is from The Crafty Pad 'Sewing Sentiment Tickets' set.  The backing paper is from Debbie Moore's Shabby Chic Haberdashery CD and the card stock is Onyx Stardream from Joanna Sheen.  I have distressed the edges of the papers, images and sentiments with weathered wood Distress Ink and added a seam binding bow and some buttons to embellish.

I have also decorated the inside of my card with the same papers:


This week we are sponsored by MeiFlower


who are offering one lucky winner a £20 voucher to spend in their online store.

So get out your pens and add some doodling to your project - it can be some faux stitching, some scribbles - anything you like - as long as you take a pen to your creation somewhere.

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

Paper Crafting Journey Challenge 9 - Black + one other colour
Fab 'n Funky Challenge 120 - Buttons and Bows
Digital Tuesday Challenge 159 - All about ribbons and buttons!
Digi Doodle Shop Challenge 107 - Bingo (ribbon, something new (image), ink)
Polka Doodles Challenge Week 19 - Monochromatic Shades
Delicious Doodles Challenge 19 - Try Something New (doodling)
Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge 53 - Feminine Card
2 Sisters Challenge 91 - Make it Girlie
CES Farewell Challenge 85 - Anything Goes
One Stop Craft Challenge - Monochrome

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 to get out your pen and do some doodling.

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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Saturday, 12 May 2012

Available Now


AVAILABLE NOW AT


ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL NEW PAPER SET

TROPICAL DREAMS


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

Pauline
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Thursday, 10 May 2012

Gardening Fun

Good morning, it's Thursday again and time for a new challenge at Willow Sketchie.  A big thank you to everyone who entered last weeks challenge and followed either my sketch or theme, we had so many wonderful entries, I do hope you will all join us again for this weeks challenge hosted by Lisa.

This is the card I have made this week:


I have followed Lisa's fab sketch - some of the elements have been re-sized:



and also the theme for this week which is:

HANDMADE FLOWERS

Don't forget, you can either follow the sketch and/or the theme, unless of course you feel like using both.

For my card I used the fab 'Colin in the garden' digital stamp and I coloured it with a combination of ProMarkers and FlexMarkers.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

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


CARD RECIPE

Image:  Willow Designs - Colin in the garden
Papers:  Willow Designs - Polly Pickleberry CD, Bearly Mine Designs - Simply Dots collection
Card Stock;  Dies to Die For - Craft
Tools:  Marianne CreaTables - LR0205 and LR0107, CREAlies - Sentiment Tag,
Spellbinders - Classic Square (inside card)
Embellishments:  Twine and brads from stash
Sentiment:  Wild Rose Studio

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

Incy Wincy Challenge 144 - Spots and Dots
The CD Sunday Challenge - Trees and Shrubs
Desert Island Crafter's Challenge 30 - Itinerary (die cut shapes, bright colours, twine, trees)
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Cute, Cute, Cute
Paper Creations Ink Challenge 24 - In the Garden
Tammy's Scrapin Corner Challenge 9 - Show me your Punches and/or Die Cuts
Alota Rubber Stamps Challenge 82 - Animals
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - 4 legged friends
Oldie But A Goodie Challenge - Die Cuts and Punches (card stock/raffia/brads and CD over 6 months old)

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 16th 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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