Saturday, 1 September 2012

Birthday Shopping

The DT members of Crafting for all Seasons were invited to Guest Design for the Bugaboo Catch the Bug Challenge and this week it was my turn. Unfortunately for some reason they decided not to use my card, a bit rude I think, they didn't even bother to say anything, but I had been forewarned by someone else that they did this too and checked the challenge blog before I published.  I have decided to publish my card anyway as I had planned to enter it into some challenges.

I have used the image Girlz Shop and the design inspiration came from one of my many magazines, I have been going through them all recently trying to find some inspiration.

I have coloured my image with ProMarkers and the papers are Dovecraft - Back to Basics III.  The inner scalloped circle and plain circle have been cut with Spellbinders dies and the scalloped edge on the central border was created with one of my Martha Stewart edge punches.  The flowers are from my stash, the leaves are a Punch Bunch punch and the sentiment is computer generated.

I have decorated the inside of my care as well:

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

Cupcake Craft Challenge 207 - Flowers
LEJ Designs Challenge 18 - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday's Challenge 83 - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash Challenge 66 - Use your Favourite Things (Spellbinders Dies)
The Stamping Boutique Challenge 48 - Anything Goes: Birthday
Through the Craftroom Door Challenge 33 - Diva or Anything Goes
Crafts and Me Challenge 99 - Birthdays
Divas By Design Challenge 50 - Let's Celebrate!
Let's Craft and Create Challenge 52 - Stamp It
The Paper Shelter 79 - Layers on Layers (I have seven layers if you count the base card)

Thank you for joining me today, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.



Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Pauline! I was so blessed to find your lovely blog today. Your art is absolutely lovely, and I enjoyed browsing. I would like to invite you to share your beautiful art in our challenges at Word Art Wednesday, and to fellowship with us. We would LOVE to see your gorgeous art in our weekly challenges.

I really love your sweet style of crafting, and invite you to check us out.
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

aqualeiga said...

It's such a sweet card Pauline, and a real shame it wasn't featured on the Bugaboo blog :(

Good luck in your challenges, maybe you'll be lucky with them to make up for the disappointment of not seeing your card featured elsewhere. :D

Hugs, Ali x

Claire said...

This is a gorgeous card, love the image and great shape. Hugs, Claire x

KandA said...

Super card Pauline. Great shape and design. Good luck with the challenges xx

Sue said...

Your card is fabulous Pauline. I love the image and the colours and layout are beautiful.
I agree with you that it seems very rude of them not to use your card.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend
Hugs Sue

Seafield Jo said...

Your card is lovely Pauline, both inside and out.

I agree, it was very rude of them not to use your card.

Good luck with the challenges.

Jo x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Pauline how naughty of them not to show your card as it is such a beauty, I love not only the image but the papers and card shape a superb creation, thank you also for joining the challenge at TPS this week.
Lorraine x

Victoria said...

Well it's a truly lovely card and such a shame it wasn't featured. I hope you win something in the challenges you've entered to make up for it.

Michelle J M said...

Its their loss Pauline, your cards are amongst the very best. Lovely shape and colours and your flower arrangement is beautiful. Michelle x

Chris said...

Beautiful card I love the shape design and colours. Thank you for joining us at LEJ Designs, good luck. Chris xx

lauren bergold said...

what a ♥FAB♥ and adorable card! i always love round cards, but this one is especially lovely both inside and out! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (favorite!) STASH with us this week! ♥

kelly ledder said...

Beautiful card cannot believe it did not get used, love the colours and shape and that image too.

kelly x

Betty said...

It is a gorgeous card Pauline I cannot think why they didn't use it still it's their loss . I hope you are lucky in thr challenges

Pia S said...

I'm glad you published your card anyway. I think it's a fab circle shaped card, and you've used such lovely papers and colors. Nice design!

CraftyGirl said...

What a very sweet card inside and out. Thank you for playing along this week at The Stamping Boutique. Good luck in the challenge and I hope to see you in the next challenge.


CraftyGirl TSB DT

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, I like the image the shape and the papers, Thanks for joining in with us at TTCRD, good luck.
Kevin xx

Julia said...

Lovely creation!
Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique.

Carol said...

It's a gorgeous card Pauline. I don't know what the problem is but it is rude - you may find it's featured on Wednesday!! Carol x

Marlene Atkinson said...

Gorgeous card Pauline, love the image and colours. Thank you for joining us at The Stamping Boutique. Marlene

Unknown said...

Wow fab card Pauline and not to display it!!! Bit off the design, colours, image and the inside...wonderful card, good on ya...luv annie

Unknown said...

Love the shape of your card and the colours look great together. Thanks for sharing it with us at Let's Craft and Create.

Jessi Fogan said...

I love my dies too - they come out to play every day I think! Thanks so much for playing with YOUR favourite thing along with us at Shopping our Stash :)

JustYolie said...

Beautiful card inside and out! Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique.

DT Yolie

Unknown said...

Your card is adorable - love everything about it! Thank you for playing at TTCRD Magazine Challenge- Hugz, Colleen

Trish and Treasure said...

Terrific card!! Love to shop!!
Hugs Trish xx

Vicky said...

Gorgeous creation love the colours & shape.

Thank you for joining us girlies over at Crafts & Me, hope you will join us again next time.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Deanne Saunders said...

Ohhh, I love it! Thanks for participating in The Stamping Boutique challenge!!! Come and play again!

Anonymous said...

I love that you made it a circle card. Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique. Good Luck~Patti TSB DT