Friday, 18 August 2017

A quick tutorial

If you are a regular visitor to my blog you might remember a series of Z-fold cards that I created for Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine.

As part of the commission I created two step by step tutorials and as the magazine is no longer available I thought I would share one of them on my blog.

This is the finished card, it is a beginner design.


Score a 30 x 20 cm piece of card stock at 7.5 cm and 15 cm.


Trim 5 cm from the card stock to create two separate panels.


Valley fold both pieces of card stock along the 15 cm score line and mountain fold along the 7.5 cm score line.


Rotate the smaller panel and cover the front panels with pattered paper, I always leave a narrow border around the outside.


Adhere the narrower strip to the card front to form the 'Z' shape.


Decorate as desired.


I hope this step by step is helpful to those of you that haven't created a Z-fold card yet.

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Pauline
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Thursday, 17 August 2017

Enjoy the moment

I've managed to make a card for this weeks Less is More challenge, it's the dreaded One Layer week and the theme is Vehicle.  As soon as a saw the theme this fun Gruffie image leapt into my mind


I have gone completely digital again, I copied my image into word and added a Pink Petticoat sentiment.


The doodled border was also created in Word.


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

Less is More Challenge #341 - OLC Vehicle
Digitally Made Challenge 4 - Pets/Animals
House-Mouse and Friends Challenge 247 -Anything BUT a card/Anything Goes

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Pauline
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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Thanks for everything

I was invited to join the Quick Cards Made Easy Reader Design Team again this month and was sent the lovely Autumn themed bonus papers to create a card.

My card is on the Quick Cards Facebook page and should be in the digital edition of the magazine.


The papers and sentiment are from the bonus papers, I just added some co-ordinating card stock.


The flowers are a Joy Crafts stamp, I fussy cut them and layered them up - I created the card candy by die cutting some small circles and adding 3D Crystal Lacquer.


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Pauline
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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

A Very Special Friend

This is the second card that I have created using the stamp from this months Craftwork Cards Stamp Club - I decided to subscribe to the stamp club because I really want to do more stamping and I thought this might encourage me - it is obviously working!


I decided to paper piece the pretty flower this time, the sentiment is the second one in the kit.


The polka dot papers are from Bearly Mine Designs, sadly no longer trading and the border is a Fiskars punch.


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Pauline
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Monday, 14 August 2017

Poinsettias & Holly

It's time for a new challenge at Ooh La La Creations and the theme for the next fortnight is Flowers chosen by Michelle. I have created a Christmas card using a super image and papers from the Ooh La La Creations Christmas Presence CD.


This is one of my favourite Christmas CDs, there are thirty beautiful collections on it.  The Poinsettia image and papers are both from the CD, I layered everything on red card stock and then gold card stock.


The sentiment and pearls are from my stash.  I also decorated the inside of my card to match with the same papers.


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 Flowers Challenge.

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Pauline
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Sunday, 13 August 2017

Intricate Snowman

This is the final card that I created for this months Di-cutting essentials magazine, this time I have used the Intricut Intricate Snowman Die.


I used the Carta Bella Winter Fun Paper Collection again, I distressed the edges and this time I decided to inlay the snowman in some blue card stock.


This sentiment is from LOTV, the ribbon and pearls are from my stash.


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Pauline
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Saturday, 12 August 2017

Enjoy your Birthday

I created this card for last weeks Less is More challenge, unfortunately I didn't manage to get it finished in time - I have been having a sort out in my craft room!


I decided to subscribe to the Craftwork Cards Stamp Club, I really want to do more stamping and I thought this might encourage me - this beautiful flower is in this months kit.


I created the background with my Distress Oxide inks, the sentiment is part of the stamp set - there are two.


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Pauline
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Friday, 11 August 2017

Made with Love

I have actually managed to make another card with my Love from Lizi August card kit in August - I have never managed to use a kit in the month that I received it before!


Again everything used to create my card is from the kit with the exception of the Kraft card stock, some buttons tied with twine and some distress ink.


The 'made with love' die is part of the kit, I cut it from both red and gold card stock and inlaid the gold die cut into the negative space on the red card stock before cutting it out with my Sizzix heart die.


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Pauline
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Thursday, 10 August 2017

Intricate Penguin

This is card number four from the collection that I created for this months Di-cutting essentials magazine, this time I have used the Intricut Intricate Penguin die.


I die cut him from black card stock and attached him to a piece of white card stock. I them trimmed around the outside and coloured him with ProMarkers.


The papers and sentiment are from the Carta Bella Winter Fun Paper Collection again. I cut the banner with my Die-namics Fishtail Flags Die and embossed it with my Sara Davies Contemporary Christmas Elegant Snowfall Embossing Folder. The Ribbon and twine are from my stash.


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Pauline
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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

With Love

This is another just for fun card made using the Love From Lizi July Card Kit, the papers are so pretty in this kit.


Everything used to create my card is from the kit including the black card stock that I used to make my card base and the sentiment.


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Pauline
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Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Winter Smiles

This is the third card that I created for this months Di-cutting essentials magazine, this time I have used the Intricut Intricate Stag Die again.


The papers are from the Carta Bella Winter Fun Paper Collection and I used my Cuttlebug Sledding Embossing Folder on the circle.


I also used my Die-namics Fishtail Flags Die, Tattered Lace Circle Dies and Tim Holtz Snowflake Rosette Die.  The star buttons and twine are from my stash.


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Pauline
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Monday, 7 August 2017

Happiness is ...

This is a first for me, I have actually managed to make a card with my Love from Lizi August card kit in August - I have never managed to use a kit in the month that I received it before!


Everything on my card is from the kit with the exception of the Kraft card stock and some Distress Ink.


I have inked the edges of everything and added 3D Chrystal Laquer to the little apple in the centre of the rosette.


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Pauline
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Sunday, 6 August 2017

Intricate Polar Bear

This is another of the cards that I created for this months edition of Die-cutting essentials - I was commission to create five Christmas cards using some gorgeous Intricut dies. This one uses the beautiful Intricate Polar Bear die.


I die cut the bear several times and layered him up to create a chipboard like effect - the top layer is glitter card stock. The papers are from the Carta Bella Winter Fun Paper Collection.


The sentiment is from the paper collection and the ribbon and pearls are from my stash.


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Pauline
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Saturday, 5 August 2017

Riding on my bicycle

This is a just for fun card made using the Love From Lizi July Card Kit, these kits are full of fabulous crafting items including lots of stash builders.


Everything is from the kit except the black ribbon which is from my stash.


The image is velum, I used my Xyron to adhere it to one of the backing papers and cut it out with a circle die.


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Pauline
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Friday, 4 August 2017

Christmas Stag

Have you seen the latest edition of Die-cutting essentials - I was commission to create five Christmas cards using some gorgeous Intricut dies.  This one uses the beautiful Intricate Stag die.


I used papers from the Carta Bella Winter Fun paper collection along with my X-cut star dies and Sara Davies Contemporary Christmas embossing folder.


The sentiment tag is from LOTV and I have added some buttons and twine from my stash.


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Pauline
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Thursday, 3 August 2017

Watercolour Thank You

This is my card for this weeks Less is More Challenge - the theme is Pierce Your Project, I'm afraid I went for the easy option and used my Sue Wilson Pierced Rectangle Die.


I finally got around to using my new Distress Oxide inks, I swooshed them onto some watercolour card stock and then stamped the Altenew flowers and leaves.  I fussy cut them and attached them to my die cut rectangle.


The sentiment is from the same Altenew stamp set as the flowers, I think it is called 'Adore You'.


I would like to enter this card into this weeks Less is More Challenge - Pierce You Project.


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Pauline
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