Thursday, 22 August 2019

A Fun Filled Festive Season

I found this card hiding away in my draft folder!  I created it with the Hunkydory Festive Friends Luxury Topper collection that was part of the 2019 Christmas Blockbuster, I had forgotten all about it.


I used the Polar Bear Pals collection to create this simple card, I think it would be ideal for a child.


I am going shopping in Southampton with my eldest today, a little clothes shopping followed by lunch and then a trip to Ikea to buy some more storage for my craft room,  The re-organization is progressing well but why does it always take twice as long as you expect!

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

Pauline
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Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Winter Wishes

I didn't manage to post yesterday, I am in the middle of a major re-organization of my craft room and I really mean major! I have 10 years worth of stash to go through and I am really going to be ruthless and get it sorted once and for all so if I don't appear much over the next week you will know why.

I have another shaker card to share today, I used the Christmas Window Stamp and Die collection to create this card, you get stamps to create the view from the inside and outside of the window, I decided to look outside for this card.


I used Kraft cardstock and papers from the Nature’s Garden Poinsettia Perfection Paper Pad. The sentiment is from the Christmas Window Stamp and Die collection.


I inked the edges of everything, I think the patterned paper looks a bit like old wall paper and the inking adds to the vintage feel.  The ribbon, twine and pearls are from my stash,


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Pauline
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Sunday, 18 August 2019

Walking Ramsey

I though I would share a couple of photographs of Ramsey today, when he goes for a walk he loves to chase and carry sticks - I think he got a little carried away though!


I'm sorry that this photograph is a little blurry but he was running full pelt at the time!


We also met some swans on the path around our local lake the other morning, we decided to be cautious and turned back.


The next day they were swimming in the lake so we could do a complete circuit.


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Pauline
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Saturday, 17 August 2019

Ornament Shaker

This is another of the cards that I created for the launch of the new Crafter's Companion Christmas Shaker dies - you can find them in the Crafter's Companion shop HERE.  I was asked to create some samples for the shows and this is one of them. You can find more cards using the Christmas Shaker Die collection HERE.


I used the Christmas Ornament die to create this card, you can create two versions of the ornament and there is a die cut sentiment and lots of sentiment stamps as well.  I used papers from the Nature’s Garden Poinsettia Perfection Paper Pad along with some matt gold Mirri, I fussy cut some on the poinsettias from the papers to embellish.


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Pauline
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Friday, 16 August 2019

Fun and Games

This is a card created using the Hunkydory It's a Cat's Life collection, I love this image it is just like a kitten that we had.


I used a topper and papers from the A6 Papercraft Pad along with some gold Mirri and Diamond Sparkles.


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Pauline
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Thursday, 15 August 2019

Snow much Fun

This is another of the cards that I created for the  launch of the new Crafter's Companion Christmas Shaker dies, I was asked to create some samples for the shows and this is one of them. You can find more cards using the Christmas Shaker Die collection HERE.


I used the Snow Globe die to create this card, there are lots of stamps to create a scene inside along with sentiment stamps and a sentiment die and snowflake die.  I also used the Shimmering Snowflake 3D embossing folder and some gold guilding wax.


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Pauline
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Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Holiday Sparkle

Craig will be on Create and Craft at 8 am today, he will be launching the new Crafter's Companion Christmas Shaker dies, I was asked to create some samples for the shows and this is one of them. You can find another card using the Christmas Window Stamp and Die collection HERE.


I used the Snow Globe Stamp and Die collection cut from red Mirri card to create this card, you also get stamps to create a scene along with some sentiments.  I used one of the 3D embossing folders that are also on the show, the Softly Falling folder and some Centura Metallic Card from the Precious Metals pack.  The papers are from the Nature’s Garden Poinsettia Perfection Paper Pad.


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Pauline
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Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Traditional Christmas

Craig will be on Create and Craft tomorrow to launch the new Crafter's Companion Christmas Shaker dies, I was asked to create some samples for the shows and this is one of them.


I used the Christmas Window Stamp and Die collection to create this card, you get stamps to create the view from the inside and outside of the window so I decided to use them both on this card.  The first one is looking in and the second one is looking out.


The papers are from Sara's A Winter’s Tale Signature collection and I fussy cut the poinsettias from the Nature’s Garden Poinsettia Perfection Paper Pad. The sentiment is from the Christmas Window Stamp and Die collection.


Thank you for visiting my blog today and thank you for all of the lovely comments that you leave - they are all read and very much appreciated.
Pauline


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Monday, 12 August 2019

Well Dressed

This is the final project that I created for the latest Hunkydory Design Collection Box Magazine, it is currently available in the Hunkydory Shop.


I used a topper, sentiment, paper and some of the printed cardstock sheets from the Parisienne collection to create this card. I also added some silver Mirri cardstock and silver Diamond Sparkles - the scrap of ribbon and twine are from my stash.


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Pauline
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Sunday, 11 August 2019

Saturday Afternoon Cake

On most Saturdays my Mother-in-Law comes to spend the day with us, she lives quite close to us and often joins us for family holidays as well.

I started to bake cake for us to have with a cup of tea in the afternoon and it has become part of our Saturday afternoon routine, I usually bake a Victoria Sponge or a Crunchy Top Lemon Cake, a Mary Berry recipe - sometimes hubby bakes scones or we have something different but most often it is one of these so I thought I would share some photographs today.


I have to leave the Victoria Sponge plain except for some strawberry jam in the centre, hubby is not keen on cream or icing sugar on the top!


It looks like it is going to be a nice day today, I will pop to town this morning and then spend the afternoon in my craft room finishing some DT projects.

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

Pauline
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Saturday, 10 August 2019

Home for Christmas

This is nearly the last of the Christmas cards that I created using the Hunkdory Christmas Blockbuster, I think there might be one more.


I used the Home for Christmas Luxury Topper Set along with some silver Mirri cardstock and some silver Diamond Sparkles.


I had a lovely relaxing day yesterday, I had a leg wax (not very relaxing) followed by a pedicure, manicure and facial - it is my monthly treat.

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Pauline
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Friday, 9 August 2019

It's a Cat's Life

I should have posted this card yesterday, apparently it was International Cat Day - that's a new one on me!  I used the Hunkydory It's a Cat's Life collection along with some gold Mirri cardstock and gold Diamond Sparkles.


We had a lovely walk on Chilbolton Common yesterday with Ramsey, the car park was full of cows when we got there!


Ramsey in the water, it took him a while to like water but we can't keep him out of it now.



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Pauline
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Thursday, 8 August 2019

Live like there's no Midnight

I created this card with the Hunkydory Once Upon a Twilight collection, I had forgotten to publish it!


Everything is from the collection, I just added some black Mirri cardstock and black Diamond Sparkles.


We will be going out for a lovely walk on Chilbolton Common with Ramsey later followed by lunch at the White Lion in Wherwell.

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Pauline
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Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Christmas on the Farm

I have another Christmas card created using the Hunkdory Christmas Blockbuster to share today.


I used the Christmas on the Farm Luxury Topper set from the A Wonderful Wintertime Collection along with some silver Mirri cardstock - the sentiment is also from the Topper set.


Thank you for visiting my blog today and thank you for all of the lovely comments that you leave - they are all read and very much appreciated.

Pauline
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Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Sweet Treats

These are the final two projects that I created with the Sweet Treats Embossing boards and CD ROM from Crafter's Companion, I used the Sweet Things board to create these pretty boxes.


They are an adaptation of the bird box, I just cut four of the roof pieces instead of two - the papers and embellishments are all from the CD.


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Pauline
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Monday, 5 August 2019

A Winter's Walk

I'm back with another Christmas card today, I created this one with the 2019 Hunkdory Christmas Blockbuster.


I used the A Winter's Walk Luxury Topper set from the A Wonderful Wintertime Collection along with some silver Mirri cardstock. The sentiment is also from the Topper set and I added some silver Diamond Sparkles to embellish.


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Pauline
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Sunday, 4 August 2019

Something a little different

I recently spent the most wonderful week on the Isle of Wight with my husband, my youngest son Laurence and Ramsey the black Labrador. We had a fabulous time, the weather was perfect - lots of lovely sunshine but not to hot. We found lots of pubs and restaurants that made Ramsey very welcome, he was even given biscuits by complete strangers on the sea front!

We spent lots of time walking on the beach, having relaxed lunches and leisurely evening meals, these are a few of the photographs that my husband and son took:

This is the lovely cottage that we stayed in.


Blackgang Chine


Some of the lovely beaches we walked along.






Ramsey after playing on the beach.


Thank you for visiting my blog today, your company is much appreciated. I will be back to normal service tomorrow with a card to share.

Pauline
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Saturday, 3 August 2019

Deepest Winter Wishes

This is another of the cards that I created for the launch of the Hunkdory Christmas Blockbuster.


I used the Deepest Winter Wishes Luxury Topper set from the A Wonderful Wintertime Collection along with some silver Mirri cardstock. The sentiment is also from the Topper set, I added some silver Diamond Sparkles to embellish.



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Pauline
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Friday, 2 August 2019

A Fantastic Birthday

I created these cards for the July Edition of Making Cards Magazine, I used the Bonus Papers that were available last month - there are some fabulous Mer-Mazing Papers this month.


All I have added to create these cards is some card stock from my stash and stamped sentiments.


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Pauline
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