Thursday, 31 March 2016

Have a Cracking Easter

This is the final card from the collection of Easter cards that were published in last months edition of Making Cards magazine.


I used the Echo Park Happy Easter Collection along with some yellow card stock and some card candi.


If I'm honest I don't really like this card, I was running out of inspiration for Easter cards!

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

Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge - Yellow
Inspiration Destination Challenge 79 - Always Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps Challenge 92 - Spring Colours or Easter
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 160 - Easter
Where the HeART is March Challenge - Easter/Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting my blog today, your company is much appreciated - make sure you check out my Birthday Candy HERE.

Pauline
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Wednesday, 30 March 2016

The Magic of Christmas

I have made this card for the March Rudolph Days Challenge.


The adorable image is from the Crafter's Companion Moonbeam Meadow CD, the gingham paper is from the Crafter's Companion Romany Christmas CD and the sentiment is from the Crafter's Companion Vintage Christmas Stamp Collection.


I added some lace from the Verity Rose collection and some twine and a button from my stash.


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

Rudolph Days March Challenge - Christmas
CD Sunday - All Creatures Great and Small
Crafty Sentiment Designs Challenge - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door Challenge - Anything Goes
CHNC Challenge Extra for March - Anything Christmas Goes
Critters and Creatures Challenge 2 - Anything Goes with a Critter/Creature

Thank you for visiting my blog today, your company is much appreciated - make sure you check out my Birthday Candy HERE.

Pauline
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Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Feathered Friends

Oops!  I'm a day late with my DT card for the new challenge at Ooh La La Creations, it doesn't take much to confuse me does it.  The theme for the next fortnights challenge is Feathered Friends and the prize for one lucky winner is 2 digi downloads from the Ooh La La Creations shop.

I have used a fabulous image and papers from the Ooh La La Creations Everyday Occasions CD to make my card.


I used a scalloped card base and the image and papers are from the Birdbath collection - I love the pretty colours.  The ribbon and pearls are from my stash.


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

Artistic Inspirations Challenge 153 - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challege 305 - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Boots Challenge - Spring
CD Sunday - All Creatures Great and Small
Come and Get It Challenge - In The Garden
Critters and Creatures Challenge 2 - Anything Goes with a Critter/Creature

Make sure you pop over to the Ooh La La Creations Challenge Blog and check out the DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us for our Feathered Friends challenge.

Thank you for visiting my blog today, your company is much appreciated - make sure you check out my Birthday Candy HERE.

Pauline
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Monday, 28 March 2016

Easter Basket

This is another of the cards that I made for last months Making Cards magazine. I used the Echo Park Happy Easter Collection along with some yellow card stock


I cut some of the toppers out with a circle die and added a blue bow.


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

613 Avenue Create Challenge 168 - Anything goes
Challenge Up Your Life Challenge 37 - Bunnies
Crafting with Dragonflies Challenge 53 - Easter Cards
Sunny Day Crafting Challenge 3 - Easter/Spring Photo Inspiration
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 353 - Inspiration


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Pauline
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Sunday, 27 March 2016

In One Basket

The new edition of Making Cards magazine is out now so I can share another of the Easter cards that I made for last months edition.


I used the Echo Park Happy Easter Collection along with some yellow card stock and added three pearls to embellish.


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

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge 145 - Easter
Crafty Enjoyments Challenge 5 - Easter or Spring
Brown Sugar Challenge 191 - Easter
Cre8tive Hands Friends Challenge 3 - Anything Goes
Crafting-With-Friends Challenge 17 - Anything Goes
The Sisters of Craft March Challenge - Always Anything Goes

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Pauline
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Saturday, 26 March 2016

Easter Bonnet Bunny

I's time for a new challenge at Di's Digi Designs and the theme for the next fortnight is For the Girls.

I chose to use this adorable image called Easter Bonnet Bunny and some papers from NitWit Collections to make my card.


I decided to try a different shape for a change, I always seem to make square cards!  I coloured my image with ProMarkers and added a Hunkydory Sentiment - I used my Crafter's Companion Floral Delight Signature Collection die to create the flower.


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

Crafting-With-Friends Challenge 17 - Anything Goes
Daring Cardmakers Challenge - Celebrating Spring
Digitally Sweet Challenge 18 - Spring is in the Air
Cardz 4 Galz Challenge 18 - Cute & Cuddly
Inky Impressions Challenge 283 - Let's Hear It For The Girls
Passion For Promarkers Challenge Week 338 - Spring Has Sprung

Thank you for popping in today, don't forget to take a look at the Di's Digi Designs Challenge blog to check out the fabulous DT inspiration and join in with our For the Girls challenge.

Make sure you check out my Birthday Candy HERE.

Pauline
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Friday, 25 March 2016

Little Chick

The new edition of Making Cards magazine is in the shops today so I can share one of the Easter cards that I made for last months edition.


I used the Echo Park Happy Easter Collection to make an egg shaped card, I just added a little yellow card stock and some ribbon from my stash.

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

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge 64 -  Easter or Spring
Paper Shelter Challenge 241 - Easter Time
WordArt Wednesdays Challenge 222/223 - Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon Challenge 334 - Happy Easter/Spring
Whimsy Inspiration Challenge 92 - Spring Colours or Easter
DoubleClick Skittles Challenge 44 - Use A Bunny, Basket or Egg

Thank you for visiting my blog today, your company is much appreciated - make sure you check out my Birthday Candy HERE.

Pauline
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Thursday, 24 March 2016

Boarding Pass

This is another of the cards that was in last months Simply Cards and Papercraft Magazine, the new edition is out today, I don't have any cards in this months edition but I have some more coming up in future editions.

Everything is from the fabulous Carta Bella Work Hard Play Hard Collection - I decided to go with a travel theme for this card.


I created a pocket and popped lots of bits and pieces into it.


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

Crafting By Designs Challenge - 3 or More Layers
Inspiration Destination Challenge 78 - Always Anything Goes
Everybody-Art-Challenge 361 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart Challenge 104 - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge 304 - Always Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenge 30 - Always Anything Goes
Our Crafty Corner Challenge 7 - Always Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting my blog today, your company is much appreciated - make sure you check out my Birthday Candy HERE.


Pauline
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Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Easter Bunny

This is another of the samples that I made using the new Designers Directory Digistamps USB that was launched on Create and Craft yesterday.


I coloured the cute little bunny with ProMarkers and used papers from NitWit Collections.  The embossed border is a Tattered Lace embossing folder and the ribbon is from my stash.


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

Cuttlebug Mania Challenge  - Happy Easter
Inky Chicks Challenge 64  - Happy Easter
Crafty Boots Challenge - Easter
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 160 - Easter
Make My Monday Challenge - Something Fluffy
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - Layer it up
Passion For Promarkers Challenge Week 338 - Spring Has Sprung
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge 129 - Anything Goes with a twist: Cute Critters

Thank you for visiting my blog today, your company is much appreciated - make sure you check out my Birthday Candy HERE.

Pauline
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Tuesday, 22 March 2016

A little bit fishy

Did you see the new Designers Directory Digistamps USB on Create and Craft yesterday, it has over 15,000 Printable Designs on it.  This is one of the samples that I made for the shows - these are the last samples I will be making for Craft Channel Productions, I have decided to step down from the design team and concentrate on my magazine work and Crafter's Companion Design Team.


For this card I decided to use three fish images along with the weeds and pebbles.  I flipped one of the fish so that it was facing the opposite way and coloured everything with ProMarkers.


The embossed background is a Crafter's Companion embossing folder and the sentiment is from Pink Petticoat.

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

Creative Playground Challenge 2 - Birthday
Let's Colour Linky Party 5 - Anything Coloured Goes
Send a Smile for Kids Challenge - For the boys
QKR Stampede Challenge 183  - Add a Sentiment
One Stitch At A Time Challenge 258 -  Anything Goes with Embossing
As You Like It Challenge - Favourite Style Of Embossing & Why (Dry embossing because it is quick and easy and there is no mess)

Thank you for visiting my blog today, your company is much appreciated - make sure you check out my Birthday Candy HERE.


Pauline
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Monday, 21 March 2016

Start your Engines!

This is another of the cards that I had published in this months Simply Cards and Papercraft Magazine, the new edition is out this week so if you want this one you will need to get it soon.

I was sent the fabulous Carta Bella Work Hard Play Hard Collection to play with.


Everyone in my house loves any form of motor racing so this card would be perfect for any of them.


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

Lil Patch of Crafty Friend Challenge 30 - Anything Goes
Robyn`s Fetish Challenge 308 - Square or Rectangle Cards
Scrappers Delights Challenge 53 - Anything Goes
Craft Rocket Challenge 11 - Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude Challenge 13 - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations Challenge 16 - Always Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting my blog today, your company is much appreciated - make sure you check out my Birthday Candy HERE.

Pauline
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Saturday, 19 March 2016

Easter Wishes

It's time for a new challenge over at A Gem of a Challenge and the theme for the next fortnight is Easter.

I decided to use the adorable Easter Bunny Digi Stamp available in the Pink Gem Designs Shop.


I coloured him with ProMarkers and used papers from NitWit collections.  I used my Crafter's Companion Die'sire flower die to create the flower and the sentiment is from Pink Pettiecoat,


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

Brown Sugar Challenge 190 - Spring Cute Card Thursday Challenge 417 - Easter
Cardz 4 Galz Challenge 18 - Cute & Cuddly 
Crafty Enjoyments Challenge 5 - Easter or Spring
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge 105 - Use Ribbon

Make sure you pop over to the A Gem of a Challenge blog and join us for our Easter challenge and don't forget to visit the Pink Gem Designs Shop to take a look at all of the fabulous Digi Stamps and Kits that are available, grab a coffee and have a leisurely browse whilst you are there.

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and leave a comment, your company is much appreciated.


Pauline
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Friday, 18 March 2016

Hero

This is one of the cards that I had published in this months Simply Cards and Papercraft Magazine, the new edition is out next week so if you want this one you will need to get it soon.

I was sent the fabulous Carta Bella Work Hard Play Hard Collection to play with, perfect for all of those difficult masculine makes.


For this card I used the Ephemera pack and the 6x6" paper pad - I also added some grosgrain ribbon from my stash .


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

Card Mania Challenge 78 - Polka Dots and/or Stripes
Creative Craft Cottage Challenge 59 - Let's Get Sentimental
Paper Shelter Challenge 240 -  Birthday Boy
Quirky Crafts March Challenge - Quirky Masculine with ribbon or twine

Thank you for calling today, please leave a comment so that I know you've been and will be able to come and visit you.

Pauline
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Thursday, 17 March 2016

Oriental Lanterns

I have made this card for the CD Sunday Challenge, it's a colour challenge this time - I hope I've got enough of the colours.


I have used my Crafter's Companion Kimono CD along with some Kraft card stock.


The border is a Die'sire Lace Border die and the lantern is the Lantern Die from the Kimono collection.  The ribbon and pearls are from my stash.


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

Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination Challenge 77 - Always Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Use Dies and/or Punches
Thank you for visiting me today, your company is much appreciated

Pauline
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Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Dare to be Fabulous!

It's time for a new challenge at Crafting for all Seasons and we have a Colour Challenge for you.

I have used an image and papers from the NitWit Collections Dress Shoppe Collection to make my card.


The sentiment is from the NitWit collection, the border is a Fiskars Edge Punch and I used my Crafter's Companion Die'sire Flowers for all Occasions Die to make the flowers.


The Pearls and Ribbon are from my stash.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:

Sassy Studio Designs
Sassy Studio is offering 4 digi images

These are the colours we would like you to use:


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The Crazy Challenge 218 - Flowers
Through The Craft Room Door Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Craft-Dee BowZ March Challenge - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow

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

Pauline
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Monday, 14 March 2016

Happy Spring

It's time for a new challenge at Ooh La La Creations and the theme for the next fortnights challenge is Spring is in the Air. The prize for one lucky winner is 2 digi downloads from the Ooh La La Creations shop.

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


I have used pink card stock and a sentiment from Pink Petticoat.


The ribbon and pearls are from my stash.


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

Come and Get It Challenge 109 - Easter/Spring
Eclectic Ellapu Purple Team - Flora and Fauna
Allsorts Challenge Week 354 - Spring is in the Air
My Sheri Crafts Challenge 177 - Spring Fever
My Time to Craft Challenge 317 - Flowers

Make sure you pop over to the Ooh La La Creations Challenge Blog and check out the DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us for our Spring is in the Air challenge.

Thank you for calling today, please leave a comment so that I know you've been and will be able to come and visit you.

Pauline
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Sunday, 13 March 2016

Always Believe

I have another card to share from the fabulous new Verity Rose collection from Crafter's Companion, I think the collection is on HOCHANDA today.


This is the final sample that I made using the CD, this one features Destiny.


If you missed the launch, make sure you catch a show on HOCHNDA, I have been watching on line and have to say I have had no problems whatsoever.



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

Crafting-With-Friend Challenge 16 - Anything Goes
Morgan's Art Worl Challenge 5 - Include a Sentiment
PDE Linky Party Challenge 114- Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 416 - Lace Or Ribbon
Sassy Studio Designs Challenge 324 - Shades Of Green
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge 136 - Show Me The Green with ribbon or trim

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

Pauline
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Saturday, 12 March 2016

Hedgehog Surprise

I's time for a new challenge at Di's Digi Designs and the theme for the next fortnight is Layer It Up.

I chose to use this adorable image called Hedgehog Surprise Egg and some papers from NitWit Collections to make my card.


I coloured my adorable image with ProMarkers and fussy cut the top half - I saw this design on the Sugar Nellie blog and liked it so much I decided to give it a go.


I used Kraft card stock and the sentiment is from Pink Petticoat, the pearls are from my stash.


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

Creative Corner Challenge - Hoppy Easter
Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge 173 - Spring Fun
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 354 - Easter/Spring
ABC Challenge - C is for Cute
Passion For Promarkers Challenge 336 - Cute Critters
Aud Sentiments Challenge 150 - Easter or Spring Sentiment

Thank you for popping in today, don't forget to take a look at the Di's Digi Designs Challenge blog to check out the fabulous DT inspiration and join in with our Layer It Up challenge.

Pauline
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Friday, 11 March 2016

Mother's Day Rose

This is the card that I made my Mum for Mother's Day, I used my Crafter's Companion A Country Life CD again.


The image is one of the Card Companions from the CD, I printed it twice so that I could decoupage the rose and also cut two smaller roses so that I could layer them up to use as an embellishment.  I added lots of sparkle to the roses with a Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen. 


The sentiment is from Pink Petticoat and the pearls are from my stash.  I used the verse writer to decorate the inside of my card.


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

Pearly Sparkles Challenge 2 - Girlie and Pearly
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge 62 - All About The Girls
Inspiration Destination Challennge 76 - Always Anything Goes
Ruby's Rainbow Challenge 124 - Celebrate Women's Day
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge 289 - 7 Layers
DRS Designs Challenge 217 - Fussy Cutting
Through the Purple Haze Challenge 9 - Add Some Warm Colours

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

Pauline
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Thursday, 10 March 2016

THANK You

This is the final card that was part of the One Sheet Wonder commission that was recently published in Simply Cards & Papercraft.


I used a sheet of 12x12" paper from the Echo Park Happy Easter Collection and some light blue card stock. I punched the border from pink card stock with a Fiskars Apron Lace border punch.  The sentiment is from Pink Petticoat and I cut it out with Tattered Lace Essential Circles Dies.


The flowers are a Crafter's Companion Die'sire Essentials Flowers for all Occasions die with some brads from my stash in the centre.


I really enjoyed creating these 'One Sheet Wonder' cards, I think I will certainly be doing this again.

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

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge 184 - Clean and Simple
Crafty Creations Challenge 310 - Sentiment As A Focal Point
Inspiration Destination Challenge 76 - Always Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Use Dies and/or Punches
Creative Moments Challenge 86 -  Always Anything Goes/Optional twist use a sentiment on front of project

Thank you for calling today, please leave a comment so that I know you've been and will be able to come and visit you.

Pauline
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