Thursday, 21 September 2017

Warm Wishes

I decided to have a play with the Sara Davies Autumn Morning Signature Collection.  I have created a card and matching pillow box.


Everything is from the Signature Collection except the ribbon and little sentiment on the pillow box which is from Craftwork Cards.


I created the pillow box with a Tonic die.


I think Autumn is my favourite season, I love the colours and sometimes the weather can be really nice - not too hot and not too cold.

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Pauline
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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Exquisite Florals

I have finally had a play with some of my Spectrum Noir Colorista Stash, it has been just sitting in a cupboard for ages.


I used the Spectrum Noir Colorista Exquisite Florals Pad, there is a lot of glitter on the image but I could not get it to show in the photographs.


The sentiment is from The DigiStamp Boutique Large Brush Script Sentiments set.


I really enjoyed colouring this image, the pens blend beautifully and I found it really relaxing.

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Pauline
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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Just to Say

This is my offering for this weeks Less is More Challenge - the theme is Take Flight.


I decided to go with butterflies and used some that I had left over from another card that I had created with my Sue Wilson Cascading Butterflies Die - I coloured them with my Spectrum Noir Illustrator Pens.  The leaves are from the Clearly Besotted Leafy Accents collection.


The gingham background is from Bearly Mine Designs and the sentiment is from Pink Petticoat, now trading as The Lovely Studio.


 I would like to enter these cards into this weeks Less is More Challenge - Take Flight.


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Pauline
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Monday, 18 September 2017

Birthday Roses

This is the card that I created for me and hubby to give to my Mum's friend for her Birthday.


I used another kit from Craftsuprint and copied it into Word again so that I could resize everything.


It is a decoupage image, so lots of fussy cutting - I layered everything up with foam pads.  The sentiment and insert are also part of the kit.


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Pauline
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Sunday, 17 September 2017

Notes

This is another of the projects that I created for Cards & Crafts for Christmas. I used papers from the First Edition 12” X 12” Wild Flower Paper Pad and some green card stock.


The flowers are a Joy Crafts Flower Stamp, I fussy cut them and layered them up to create a little dimension.  I computer generated the 'Notes' and cut it out with my Spellbinders Labels Eighteen die.


Make sure you pick up a copy of the magazine it contains 134 festive projects for the perfect crafty Christmas, including cards, gifts, knitting, sewing and crochet! PLUS there are 4 FREE GIFTS - a designer paper pack from Crafter's Companion, Polkadoodles & NitWit Collections, 5 digital stamps, 2 bendy card cutting files and a bonus template sheet!

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Pauline
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Saturday, 16 September 2017

Birthday Basket

I created this card for my Mum to give to a friend, she loves anything with flowers.


I used a kit from Craftsuprint, I copied it into Word so that I could resize everything.  There are several layers so lots of my favourite fussy cutting.


I layered everything up with foam pads and added a sentiment that was also part of the kit.


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Pauline
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Friday, 15 September 2017

A fabulous Birthday

I have managed to have a play with the beautiful stamp from the latest Craftwork Cards Stamp Club, I thought she just cried out to be paper pieced so I teamed her up with papers from the Sweet and Petite Julie Loves Creativity Box.


The sentiment is from the Creativity Box as well, I added some Nuvo Drops to embellish - this is the first time that I have added them directly to the card, I was quite pleased with the outcome!


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Pauline
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Thursday, 14 September 2017

Christmas Gifts

Cards & Crafts for Christmas is in the shops today and I am delighted to have a feature included on making gifts for book/magazine/stationery lovers in it.


I created a little desk tidy/calendar using the gorgeous First Edition Wild Flower Paper Pad.


I created the little drawers with my Spellbinders Perfect Match Die, it really makes life so much easier - I added some little brads to open them with.


I created the flowers with my Joy Crafts Flower Stamp, I stamped and fussy cut a selection and layered them up for dimension.  I found the calendar pages on the internet.


Make sure you pick up a copy of the magazine it contains 134 festive projects for the perfect crafty Christmas, including cards, gifts, knitting, sewing and crochet!  PLUS there are 4 FREE GIFTS - a designer paper pack from Crafter's Companion, Polkadoodles & NitWit Collections, 5 digital stamps, 2 bendy card cutting files and a bonus template sheet!

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Pauline
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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

A smile is ...

I have created this card with the NitWit Girly Girl Collection - there are some really pretty papers in this collection, I love the combination of pinks and browns.


I fussy cut the flower and layered it up for dimension.


The sentiment is from the collection, the only things that I added are some ribbon from my stash and some card candi that I created myself.


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Pauline
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Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Christmas Skates

This is the third month in a row that I have been invited to join the Quick Cards Made Easy Reader Design Team, this time I was sent the lovely Christmas themed bonus papers to create a card.

My card will be on the Quick Cards Facebook page and should be in the digital edition of the magazine - last months card was in the magazine but I don't know about this one as I haven't picked up a copy yet.


I used two of the papers and one of the sentiment toppers - I love the non traditional colours in this collection.


I die cut some snowflakes and added some ribbon and gems from my stash.


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Pauline
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Monday, 11 September 2017

Forever and Always

It's time for a new challenge at Ooh La La Creations and the theme for the next fortnight is Happily Ever After chosen by Wynn.  I have created a CAS card using a pretty image and papers from the Ooh La La Creations All Dressed Up CD.


I copied the beautiful image into Word and added a sentiment that I found on the Internet.


I printed my topper and popped it up on foam pads, I then added a square of pattered paper behind it.


I would like to enter this card into the CD Sunday Challenge - CAS (Clean and Simple).

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 Happily Ever After Challenge.

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Pauline
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Sunday, 10 September 2017

Celebrate with Stripes

I have been playing with the NitWit Party Animals collection again, I love the bright and cheerful colours in this collection - I decided not to use any of the animals on this card and have kept it very simple.


I have been making a lot of 5 1\2 x 4 1/4 inch cards lately, it's such a fun size to decorate.


I have layered up the stars but everything else is flat - perfect for posting.


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Pauline
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Saturday, 9 September 2017

A true love story ...

I have created this card using the beautiful NitWit Dearly Beloved collection.


I printed the topper several times so that I could add lots of fussy cut layers, I layered them up with foam pads for dimension.


I also added 3D Chrystal Lacquer to the little gems.


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Pauline
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Friday, 8 September 2017

Patchwork Birthday

I've been having another play with my Julie Loves Pretty Patchwork Creativity Box, this was the first one that I received - they are such good value.


The papers, border and little rolled flowers are all from the kit - they are so pretty aren't they.


The sentiment is from my stash, I think it was free with a magazine.


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Pauline
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Thursday, 7 September 2017

Let's Party

I have created this fun card using the NitWit Party Animals collection, I love the bright and cheerful colours and cute animals in this collection.


You could just print this and pop it on a card front but of course I had to print the topper several times so that I could do some fussy cutting and create some decoupage layers.


The little pom pom on his hat was recycled from one of last years Christmas crackers.


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Pauline
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Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Birthday Candle

I have created a little layout of my Mum on her 88th Birthday, my eldest snapped this photo with his phone.


I have used papers and elements from the Sara Davies Birthday Party and Little Angel collections, the numbers on the balloons are a tonic die.

My design is based on one of Jen Fisher's layouts, mine is a lot more simple than hers though!

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Pauline
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Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Sweet and Petite

I have been playing with the Sweet and Petite Julie Loves Creativity Box again - I have used the same papers that I used on a previous card, you can see it HERE, but this card is quite different!

All of the papers are from the Creativity Box, I used Tattered Lace dies to cut the flowers and added a button and twine from my stash.


The sentiment is also from my stash, I think it was free with a magazine.


I added 3D Crystal Lacquer to the three small flowers and the centre of the medium flower.


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Pauline
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Monday, 4 September 2017

Royal Blue & Lime Green

This is my card for this weeks Less is More Challenge - it's a colour challenge this week and the colours are Royal Blue & Lime Green.

As soon as I saw the colours I remembered the beautiful NitWit Enchanting Collection.


I have fussy cut some of the pretty flowers and layered them up for a little dimension.


The sentiment is from Pink Petticoat (now trading as The Lovely Studio).


I would like to enter this card into this weeks Less is More Challenge 344 - Royal Blue & Lime Green.


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Pauline
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