Thursday, 23 March 2017

Best Birthday Ever

The latest edition of Simply Cards & Papercraft is in the shops today so I can share one of the cards that I created for this edition - this is one of three of my projects that made the front cover!


I was commissioned to create five masculine projects using the sunburst technique.


I used papers from the Dovecraft Back to Basics Blue Skies Collection and a DigiStamp Boutique Sentiment.  The buttons and twine are from my stash.


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Pauline
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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Enjoy the Spring

It's time for a new challenge at The Paper Shelter and the theme for the next week is Birthday Girl.  I have used this beautiful image called Enjoy the Spring , she is also available as part of The Spring Collection - 6 products for the price of 4.


I used the coloured image and cut her out with a Spellbinders Circle die, I then fussy cut her several times so that I could add some decoupage layers.


I teamed her up with some papers from NitWit Collections and added a Personal Impressions sentiment cut out with my Die-namics Fishtail Flags die.  I cropped the flowers from her hat and enlarged them in Word before printing them six times and fussy cutting them to embelish my card.


Make sure you pop over to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog and check out the DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us for our Birthday Girl Challenge. If you use a Paper Shelter image you could win a $30 Gift Certificate, if you use another image you can win 3 Digis of your choice.


Thank you for calling today, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Mother's Day Heart

It's time for a new challenge at Digi Choosday, the theme for the Design Team is Not a card/Mothers Day but you can enter an Anything Goes project if you like.

I decided to decorate an MDF Heart to create a Mother's Day gift.


I used papers, flowers and butterflies from the Helga Hippo Collection - I did lots of fussy cutting and layering for dimension, each flower is made up of three layers.


I would like to enter this Mother's Day gift into the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge Week 407 - Anything but a card
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Layer it up
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 184 - For a Special Woman


Make sure you pop over to the Digi Choosday Challenge Blog and pick up your discount code. Check out the DT inspiration whilst you are there, we would love for you to join us for our Anything Goes challenge - you might like to join the DT and follow the optional Not a card/Mothers Day theme. If you need some more inspiration you might like to take a look at our Facebook page.

Thank you for calling today, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
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Monday, 20 March 2017

Just a little note

This is my card for this weeks Less is More Challenge, it's Theme week and the theme is Washi Tape.  All I can say is thank goodness for Amazon Prime as I didn't have any decent Washi Tape, I ordered some yesterday and it was delivered this morning - amazing service.


I created a very simple black and white card using my newly acquired Washi Tape.


The sentiment is from The Lovely Studio.


I would like to enter this card into the Less is More Challenge 320 - Washi Tape.

Thank you for calling today, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
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CAS Sakura Flower

This is the final project that I created for Die-cutting Essentials Magazine, I was sent a selection of Cheery Lynn Designs Dies and asked to create six projects.


For this card I used the Cheery Lynn Sakura Flower Die and a sentiment from The Lovely Studio.


I really enjoyed playing with these Cheery Lynn Designs Dies, they are really pretty and cut like a dream.


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Pauline
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Sunday, 19 March 2017

Mother's Day Vase

This is a Mother's Day card that I have made using a beautiful decoupage image from Craft Creations.


It is quite a large image and there are lots of decoupage layers so I kept my design simple to make it centre stage.


I have just added a LOTV sentiment cut out with a Spellbinders Banner die along with some card candi that I made myself.  I also decorated the inside using the same papers and a sentiment from The Lovely Studio.


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Pauline
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Saturday, 18 March 2017

Friends Forever

I created this card for Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine.


I used an image, papers and sentiment from the NitWit Woof Collection to create a CAS card.


I die cut the the little hearts from the NitWit papers and added 3D Crystal Lacquer to them.


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Pauline
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Friday, 17 March 2017

Whooo's having a Birthday

It's time for a new challenge over at the Polkdadoodles Challenge blog, the theme for the DT this fortnight is Use a Design Sheet but you can enter an Anything Goes project.

I have used a fabulous design sheet from the adorable Twiggy & Toots Collection.


This image is a decoupage image, I fussy cut everything and layered it up using foam pads.  I added some extra papers, a sentiment and flower all from the collection.


I also used the largest of the Elegant Nest Dies and the Flower Flourish Die.


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

Southern Girls Challenge 155 - Pop It Up With Foam
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 469 - Celebrations
Craft Rocket Challenge 35 - Make It Feminine
Crafting With An Attitude Challenge 25 - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations Challenge 34 - Anything Goes

Make sure you pop over to the Polkadoodles Challenge Blog and check out the DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us for our Anything Goes challenge, you might like to join the DT and follow the optional Use a Design Sheet theme. If you need some more inspiration you might like to take a look at our Facebook page.

Thank you for calling today, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
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Thursday, 16 March 2017

Leafy Accents

This is my second card for this weeks Less is More Challenge - it's one layer card week and the theme is Leaves.

I used a Clearly Besotted stamp to create this card.  I heat embossed it with white embossing powder and then applied distress ink.


I tried to create a neat edge but messed it up so I cut it out with my Tattered Lace Peach Sorbet Square die and then cut a panel from my card front using the same die so that I could inlay my image.  The sentiment is a Craftwork Cards stamp.


I would like to enter this card into the Less is More Challenge 319 - One Layer Card - Leaves.

Thank you for calling today, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Leaf Print

It's one layer week over at Less is More and when I saw that the theme is Leaves I decided to do something that I used to do with my children when they were small - Leaf Printing.


I picked a leaf whilst out for a walk and inked it up with two different green distress inks, I then placed it on a card base, placed a piece of scrap paper on top and pressed it down firmly.


To complete my really CAS card I just added a Craftwork Cards stamped sentiment.

I would like to enter this card into the Less is More Challenge 319 - One Layer Card - Leaves.

Thank you for calling today, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
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First we had each other ..

This is one of the projects that I created for the Tonic Studios Design Collection published by Practical Publishing.


I used the Tonic Rococo Adorable Elephants Die to create a wall hanging.


The striped papers were free with the boxed kit and the dark blue card stock is from the Tonic Essential Card Pack – Brilliant Blues.


I cut the panels with a Spellbinders Grand Labels Eleven and I used some ribbon from my stash to connect them all together.


Thank you for calling this morning, 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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Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Spring is in the Air

It's time for a new challenge at Digi Choosday, the theme for the Design Team is Use lots of Green but you can enter an Anything Goes project if you like.


I decided to create a pretty spring card using the beautiful Snowdrop from the Darling Buds Collection and teamed her up with some papers from the Work and Play 10 Country Life Collection.



The sentiment is part of the Darling Buds Big Bundle and I added a seam binding bow.


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

The Paper Players Challenge 355 - Green + White
The Ribbon Girls March Challenge - Any Card with Ribbon
Crafting from the Heart Challenge 150 - Always Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge 112 - Anything goes with option Distress Edges


Make sure you pop over to the Digi Choosday Challenge Blog and pick up your discount code. Check out the DT inspiration whilst you are there, we would love for you to join us for our Anything Goes challenge - you might like to join the DT and follow the optional Use lots of Green theme. If you need some more inspiration you might like to take a look at our Facebook page.

Thank you for calling today, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
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Monday, 13 March 2017

Just for You

It's time for a new challenge at Ooh La La Creations and the theme for the next fortnight is Spring is in the Air.

I have used the Ooh La La Creations Yesterday's Memories CD to create my card.


The image and papers are from the Snowdrop and Blue Flowers collection on the CD, I distressed the edges of the image and added a doily and some fussy cut flowers.


The sentiment is a Kraftwork Cards stamped sentiment, the little pearls and twine are from my stash.  I also added an insert from the CD.


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, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
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Sunday, 12 March 2017

Espresso my thanks

It's time for a new challenge at CD Sunday and the theme for the next fortnight is Enjoy (tea/coffee)  chosen by Margaret.  Don’t forget to use something from a CD somewhere, however small, in the making of your card or project and give the CD credit.

I used a decoupage image and papers from the Joanna Sheen House-Mouse Decoupage CD to create my fun card - they certainly look like they are enjoying themselves don't they!


I have used papers and a sentiment from NitWit Collections.


There are quite a few decoupage layers, unfortunately you can't see them very well.  I have also added a bow and some pearls.


Make sure you pop over to the CD Sunday Challenge blog and check out the DT Inspiration - we would love for you to join us for our Enjoy (tea/coffee) challenge, just make sure you use something from a CD somewhere, however small, in the making of your card or project and give the CD credit.

I would like to enter this card into the House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge 236 - Let's have a Party.

Thank you for calling this morning, 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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Saturday, 11 March 2017

Little Princess

This is my second post today, if you are looking for my Di's Digi Designs DT card it is just below this one.

The Crafty Friends Challenge is being sponsored by Pink Gem Designs and the Pink Gem Design Team were asked if they would like to join in as Guest Designers, well of course I said "Yes Please".

The theme for the challenge is For A Child and I decided to create a card for a little girl for a change.


I have used the pretty Little Princess Card Topper Digi Kit to create my card.


There are lots of layers included in the kit but I added a couple of extra layers as well.  The sentiment and insert are also part of the kit, I have just added a bow and some gems.


Make sure you pop over to the Crafty Friends Challenge blog and take a look at the DT and GDT inspiration, we would love for you to join in with the For A Child challenge.

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

Pauline
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Photographer Ted

It's time for a new challenge at Di's Digi Designs and the theme for the next fortnight is Lots of Green.

I chose to use the super Photographer Ted image and some papers from Polkadoodles to create my card.


I coloured Ted with my Spectrum Noir Illustrator Pens, I love these pens - I wasn't keen on the original Spectrum Noir Markers but these are so much better, I've managed to collect them all now.


The sentiment is from Kraftwork cards and the buttons and twine are from my stash.


Make sure you pop over to Di's Digi Designs and check out the new website.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Little Miss Muffet Challenge 158 - Always Anything Goes
As You Like It Challenge - Favourite Stamp Brand Di's Digi Designs - because they are a pleasure to colour

Thank you for visiting 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 Lots of Green challenge.

Pauline
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