Thursday, 27 July 2017

Congratulations On Your Engagement

I have been playing with my Crafter's Companion Camden Town CD to create this card for the current CD Sunday Challenge, the theme is Celebration.


I used a pretty topper and papers to make an easel card - I really like creating easel cards but they certainly are difficult to photograph.


I used two of the papers from the collection, tearing one and adding distress ink to the edges of everything.  I printed the topper twice so that I could add an extra layer using foam pads for dimension.  The sentiments are also from the CD.


I would like to enter this card into this weeks CD Sunday Challenge - Celebrations.

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Pauline
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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Birthday Garden

This is one of the advanced Z-fold cards that I created for this months Simply Cards & Papercraft Magazine. I was commission to produce a Masterclass on making Z-fold cards using the Trimcraft Make a Wish paper pad.


I created the trees with my Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Four Seasons Die, the little flowers are all separate and I coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator Pens.  The fence is from the Polkadoodles Elegant Lamplight & Gate Die set and the sentiment is a Paper Smooches Stamp.


There is a step by step tutorial in the magazine explaining how to create these cards.

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Pauline
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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Beautiful Moments

This is the final card in a series of four that I created for the July edition of Making Cards Magazine, I used the beautiful Petals & Parasols Collection from NitWit Collections.


As usual I fussy cut lots of layers and used foam pads to create dimension.


I created the card candi from the backing papers - I do like everything to match perfectly.


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Pauline
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Monday, 24 July 2017

Caroling Snowmen

It's time for a new challenge at Christmas with the Cuties and the theme this month is Favourite Festive Digi.

I used the fun  Caroling Snowman image from our sponsor Paper Nest Dolls to create my card.


My inspiration came from a card I saw on Pinterest, of course I can't find it again now!  I coloured my snowman family with a combination of ProMarkers and Spectrum Noir Illustrator Pens before cutting them out with my Sue Wilson Pierced Ovals dies.


I printed some Pink Petticoat snowflake papers onto Kraft card stock and stamped a Lawn Fawn Sentiment.  The snowflake embellishments are a Clearly Besotted Snowflake die.


Make sure you pop over to the Christmas with the Cuties challenge blog and take a look at the Design Team inspiration, we would love for you to join us for our Favourite Festive Digi challenge.

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Pauline
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Sunday, 23 July 2017

Let's Party

This is the second of the beginner Z-fold cards that I created for this months Simply Cards & Papercraft Magazine. I was commission to produce a Masterclass on making Z-fold cards.


I used the Trimcraft Make a Wish 12” x 12” Paper Pad for all of the cards in the series, for this one I added a die cut sentiment and stamped sentiment from the Crafter’s Companion Sara Davies Birthday Party Signature Collection.


These cards really are quite simple to create, I produced a step by step guide for the magazine, make sure you check it out.


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Pauline
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Saturday, 22 July 2017

Delight in the Beauty

This is the third card in a series of four that I created for the July edition of Making Cards Magazine, I used the beautiful Petals & Parasols Collection from NitWit Collections.


I printed the topper several times so that I could fussy cut lots of decoupage layers.


The only things that I used that are not part of the Petals and Parasols collection were a couple of very old dies.


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Pauline
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Friday, 21 July 2017

Floral Lattice

This is the third of six cards that I have published in this months Simply Cards & Papercraft Magazine. I was commission to create a Masterclass on making Z-fold cards.

This is the second of the intermediate designs.


I used the Trimcraft Make a Wish 12” x 12” Paper Pad along with some dies from a couple of Sara Davies Signature Collections. The pink flowers are a Joy Crafts Stamp, I stamped them with pink ink and fussy cut them.



I really enjoyed making these cards, it's not something that I normally do - they are certainly a challenge to photograph.

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Pauline
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Thursday, 20 July 2017

Quick Cards Made Easy Bonus Papers

Have you picked up a copy of the new Quick Cards Made Easy magazine, there are some super bonus papers in this months edition.  I was invited to join the Reader Design team this month and was sent the papers in advance.  These are not the cards that I made for the actual magazine, these are a couple of extras that I created - I don't know if my card is in the magazine or on the website, I haven't managed to get hold of a copy yet!.


There are seven lovely picnic themed papers and a selection of sentiments.


All I have added is some pink card stock, everything else is from the bonus papers.


On this card I just stamped and fussy cut some additional flowers.


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Pauline
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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Elegance is ...

This is another of my cards that were published in the July edition of Making Cards Magazine, I created four cards using the beautiful Petals & Parasols Collection from NitWit Collections.


I think you could be seeing a lot more of these papers in the future, they are one of my favourites from NitWit Collections.


As usual I have added a decoupage layer, I kept this card quite simple though - I was trying to achieve an elegant design.


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Pauline
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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

New Baby Boy

This is another of the Z-fol cards that I have published in this months edition of Simply Cards & Papercraft.  I was really honoured to be asked to produce the Masterclass this month - I was commissioned to create six cards - two beginner designs, two intermediate and two advanced. This is one of the beginner designs.


I was sent the Trimcraft Make a Wish 12” x 12” Paper Pad to use and I paired it with stamps and dies from the Crafter’s Companion Sara Davies Little Angel Signature Collection.


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Pauline
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Monday, 17 July 2017

Winter Landscape

It's time for a new challenge at Ooh La La Creations and the theme for the next fortnight is Landscapes chosen by Lynn.    I have created a card using a beautiful scene from the Ooh La La Creations Carnival of Colour CD.


The beautiful scene and the papers are from the CD, I have overprinted the dark blue papers with some Pink Petticoat papers - the sentiment is from LOTV.


 I have inked the edges of everything and used Kraft card stock.


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 Landscapes Challenge.

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Pauline
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Sunday, 16 July 2017

Collect Beautiful Moments

Now that the August edition of Making Cards Magazine is in the shops I can share one of the cards that I had published in the July edition.


I used the beautiful Petals & Parasols Collection from NitWit Collections, I think this is my favourite collection - I love the colours and beautiful papers and elements.


As usual I have printed the topper several times so that I could cut some decoupage layers.


I really enjoyed playing with this collection, I had three more cards published in the magazine but I think I will be using these pretty papers on a lot more cards in the future.

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Pauline
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Saturday, 15 July 2017

Ballet Shoes

This is a mid challenge reminder for Paper Creator's Crafts, the theme for this months challenge is Anything Goes - Paper Creator products are not essential but you will gain an extra entry for using them.

I used the pretty Ballet Shoes - Shaped Card Kit, it makes a lovely card for a little girl.


The kit contains all that you need to create the card including decoupage layers and an insert.


Make sure you pop over to the Paper Creator's Crafts Blog to check out the inspiration, we would love for you to join us for our Anything Goes challenge - you could win a fabulous £10 coupon to spend in the Paper Creator Shop.

If you decide to purchase something from the Paper Creator Shop just enter the code PAULINE to receive a 20% discount on your order.

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Pauline
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Friday, 14 July 2017

With Deepest Sympathy

This is my card for this weeks Less is More Challenge, it's one layer week and the challenge is to use a coloured cardbase.

I have used Kraft card stock for my card base and I've gone digital again!


The image, sentiment and ribbon stripes are all from Pink Petticoat, now trading as The Lovely Studio - I put everything together in Word.



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


Less is More Challenge Weeks 336 and 367 - One Layer Card - Coloured Cardbase


AAA Cards Game 94 - One Layer, Coloured Cardbase

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Pauline
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Thursday, 13 July 2017

Birthday Bunting

Issue 165 of Simply Cards & Papercraft is in the shops today so I can share some of the cards that I have in this months magazine.

I was really honoured to be asked to produce a Masterclass all about creating Z-fold cards. I was commissioned to create six cards - two beginner designs, two intermediate and two advanced. This is one of the intermediate designs.


I was sent the Trimcraft Make a Wish 12” x 12” Paper Pad to use and I paired it with dies from the Crafter’s Companion Sara Davies Birthday Party Signature Collection. The little parcels are from Stamps by Chloe, the buttons, ribbon & twine are all from my stash.


Make sure you pick up a copy of this months magazine, it has lots of beautiful cards in it and the free gift is a fabulous bird stamp set and die along with some beautiful Prima papers.

Thank you for visiting my blog today, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Birthday Bouquet

I made this card for my Mum to give to a very good friend, Mum always likes to give cards with flowers on them.


I used a decoupage topper from Craft Creations and some pretty papers from the Polkadoodles Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Spring Collection.


The sentiment is from the Ooh La La Creations The Shawn Jenkins Collection CD and I have recyled the little rose embellishments from an old Birthday card.


I decorated the inside to match and added a verse from a Crafter's Companion CD.

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Pauline
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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Decoupage Blooms

I have been having a good sort through all of the old kits that are gathering dust in my craft room and came across this Craft Creations kit.


The embossed card base is part of the kit along with the beautiful topper and decoupage layers.


I decided not to add a sentiment, I think this card is suitable for lots of occasions and will add a sentiment when I decide what I am going to use it for.


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Pauline
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Monday, 10 July 2017

Indian Summer

It's time for a new challenge at the Crafty Purple Frog, the theme for the next month is Summer Time - this time around we would like you all to think about summer.  It could be the beach, the sun, the flowers or the colours whatever makes you feel summery.  The winner picked at random will receive a £10 voucher to spend in the Crafty Purple Frog shop.

I have used the beautiful Dovecraft Painted Blooms paper pads to create my card - the rich colours and beautiful blooms make me think of Indian Summers.


I used papers from the 6 x 6 paper pad for my background and the image is cut from the 12 x 12 paper pad.  I fussy cut the flower and bird and added them with foam pads for dimension.


Both of the sentiments are from the Painted Blooms Clear Stamp Set and the Adhesive Gems are also from the collection.


Make sure you pop over to the Crafty Purple Frog Challenge blog and join us for our Summer Time challenge and don't forget to visit the Crafty Purple Frog Shop to take a look at all of the fabulous crafting supplies that are available, grab a coffee and have a leisurely browse whilst you are there.

Thank you for popping in today.

Pauline
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