Sunday, 5 July 2020

New Job

My son's girlfriend starts her first job tomorrow, she hasn't fully completed her Masters Degree yet but she has managed to find a job in her chosen field - well done Hannah!


I used some 6" x 6" papers from Crafter's Companion along with my Hunkydory Bold and Beautiful Alphabet dies.


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Pauline
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Saturday, 4 July 2020

Modern Times

This is the card that I created for me and hubby to give to our youngest son on his Birthday.


I used the Ciao Bella Modern Times collection, I used elements from both the 12 x 12 collection and the A4 collection, I fussy cut some of the bits and bobs and inked the edges of everything, I computer generated the sentiment.


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Pauline
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Friday, 3 July 2020

Burger and Chips

It was my youngest son's Birthday yesterday and this is the card that I created for his brother to give him.  He loves a burger and chips and has chosen this for his Birthday dinner, home made of course!


I used my Tattered Lace Tempting Treats collection, I had to buy this collection as soon as it came out, I just knew that it would be perfect to make a card for Laurence.  There are dies and Charisma, my inspiration came from one of the cards in the Tattered Lace Gallery, I just added a computer generated sentiment.


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Pauline
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Thursday, 2 July 2020

Season's Greetings

This is another Christmas card that I created with my Carta Bella Christmas collection.


I have the digital collection, there are lots of Echo Park, Carta Bella and other collections available from Snap Click Supply, I find it much more affordable and convenient to have the digital collections, you can print as many copies as you like and they don't take up any room in your craft room.  I used two of the papers, a topper, a border and a sentiment along with my Sue Wilson Poinsettia dies again, this time I used red card stock.


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Pauline
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Wednesday, 1 July 2020

All Is Calm

I decided to create another Christmas card whilst I had my Carta Bella Christmas collection on my desk.


I love the papers and topper with the little Christmas Houses on it, I used my Die-namics Fishtail Flag Dies - I haven't used them for a while, I was getting withdrawal symptoms!  I used my old Sue Wilson Poinsettia dies again and this time I added some dark brown card stock.


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Pauline
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Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Summer Sunshine

This is another card that I created with my Graphic 45 Time to Flourish collection, I used more of the blue papers this time.


I have almost used up the June Cut-Apart Sheet now but I have managed to get hold of another one because I want to make a calendar folio at some point.  Everything is from the collection again with the exception of some ribbon, twine and a button from my stash.


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Pauline
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Monday, 29 June 2020

Joy & Peace

I have created this card to enter into the June Rudolph Days Challenge, I was the lucky winner last month.


I have used a topper and papers from the Carta Bella Christmas Collection, I quite like the untraditional colours in this collection.  I added some dark green card stock and created the poinsettia with some old Sue Wilson dies.


I would like to enter this card into the June Rudolph Days Challenge.

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Pauline
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Sunday, 28 June 2020

June Wedding

I have been playing with my Graphic 45 Time to Flourish collection again, this is a gorgeous collection, there is a Cut-Apart sheet with patterned paper on the reverse and a double sided patterned paper sheet for each Month.  As before, I was inspired by some cards created by Gloria Stengel, you can find them HERE.


Everything is from the collection, the orange that I used to mat and layer my papers is from the Patterns and Solids collection, I just added a scrap of ribbon and twine from my stash and inked the edges of everything.


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Pauline
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Saturday, 27 June 2020

Double Frida

This is the final card that I created for the July edition of Making Cards Magazine, you can order a copy from the website HERE, with free UK delivery, if you haven't managed to pick one up yet.


I created a total of four cards using the beautiful Frida digital collection - you can download the papers HERE, there are two pretty papers along with two different sized sets of toppers and two borders.  The purpose of these cards is to show what you can create using just the free papers, all I added to create this card is some black card stock and a computer generated sentiment.


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Pauline
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Friday, 26 June 2020

June Smiles

I have managed to cut into some more of my Graphic 45 papers, only after I managed to get some more from eBay though!  I have used my Time to Flourish collection to make a pretty summer card, I was inspired by some cards created by Gloria Stengel you can find them HERE.


I used two of the papers along with several elements from the Cut-Apart sheet, I also used papers from the Patterns and Solids collection to mat and layer my papers and to create the flower.


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Pauline
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Thursday, 25 June 2020

Special Frida

Have you got a copy of the July edition of Making Cards Magazine yet, you can order one from the website HERE and get free UK delivery if you haven't managed to pick one up yet.


I have two sets of cards featured in this edition and two of them made it to the front cover.


I created this card using the beautiful Frida digital collection - you can download them HERE.  I used one of the large toppers, a border and a printed paper, I printed several copies of the image so that I could create a little dimension by decoupaging the flowers, I also added a computer generated sentiment.


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Pauline
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Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Paw Prints

Have you seen the new Character Over The Edge Stamp & Die collection from Crafter's Companion, I just had to order the complete set!


This adorable one is called Paw Prints, aren't they just so cute.  I coloured them with my new Copic Sketch markers, I treated myself to the complete collection for Christmas and this is the first time I have used them.  I added some papers from the Splash Crafts Paw Prints USB, the sentiment is from the Die & Stamp collection.


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Pauline
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Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Pansies and Butterflies

This is a quick card that I created using a Studio Light Die Cut collection.


It is from the Janneke Brinkman collection, there are twelve beautiful sets to make, I love the pretty colours on this one - I made mine up a little differently from the recommended design.


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Pauline
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Monday, 22 June 2020

Vinyl

This is the second card that I created for Father's Day, this is the one that my eldest son gave his Dad.


Another of his loves is vinyl records, he has an extensive collection and often listens to them - usually full volume!  My eldest son also loves music, he creates it though - he sings and plays guitar, so I thought this design that I saw on Pinterest would be perfect.  I used a stencil that came with Making Cards Magazine some time ago along with Spectrum Noir Quick-dry Inks to create the chevron strip.  I found the vinyl record and music notes on the internet, I added the DAD to the record in word and  created the sentiment at the same time. 


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Pauline
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Sunday, 21 June 2020

The Duke

This is the card that I created for my youngest son to give his Dad for Father's Day.


Paul loves old Western films, most old films actually, so I used a John Wayne image from my Kraftyhands Legends of Hollywood CD, it is almost as old as John Wayne!  He also likes the occasional bottle of beer so I added one of those as well, the script paper is from the Graphic 45 Typography collection and the red Grunge paper is from the Craft Consortium Grunge - Dark Tones collection.  The Sheriff badge is from the internet and I computer generated the sentiment. 


I would like to enter this card into the CD Sunday Challenge.

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Pauline
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Saturday, 20 June 2020

Pretty in Blue

This is a quick card that I created using a Studio Light Die Cut collection.


It is from the Janneke Brinkman collection, there are twelve beautiful floral cards, they are all so pretty it was difficult to choose which one to make. I added a sentiment that has been in my stash for so long I have no idea where it came from!


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Pauline
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Friday, 19 June 2020

You are Amazing

This is another of the cards that I created for the new July edition of Making Cards Magazine, I am thrilled to have two cards featured on the front cover again.


I created this card using the beautiful Frida digital collection - you can download them HERE.  There are two pretty papers along with two different sized sets of toppers and two borders.  I printed several of the larger images so that I could create a little dimension by decoupaging the flowers, I also added a computer generated sentiment.


If you can't get to the shops to pick up a copy, you can get your copy from the website HERE, including free UK delivery.

Thank you for popping in today and thank you for all of the lovely comments that you leave, they are all read and appreciated.

Pauline
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Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Hey there Sunshine!

This is another of the cards that I created for the May edition of Making Cards Magazine. I used the Suminagashi craft papers and sentiments that were included with the magazine.


A very simple design as usual, the purpose of these cards is to show what you can create using just the free papers.



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Pauline
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Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Jasper

I thought I would share a few more photographs of our new pup, he is called Jasper and he is adorable - Ramsey is so good with him, very gentle.

Here he is looking cute.


Full speed ahead.


Playing with his big brother, half brother actually.


Taking a little nap.


As you can see the grass needs cutting, I don't suppose that will happen any time soon, hubby has far more important things to do!

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Pauline
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Monday, 15 June 2020

A Fresh Start

This is another card created with the beautiful Prima Fruit Paradise collection.


The frame for the topper is a Hunkydory die and as before I have inked the edges of everything, the sentiment, label, butterfly and pear were fussy cut and the flowers were die cut with my Tattered Lace dies.  I have also decorated the inside and created a little pocket so that I could add a little biscuit and a tea bag along with a journal card to add a message.  This card will go to the nursing home for the staff to give one of the residents on their Birthday, there are several that have no family, so the staff always give them cards and gifts.


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Pauline
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Sunday, 14 June 2020

Making Cards Magazine - July

I'm thrilled to have two cards featured on the front cover of Making Cards Magazine again, the July edition is in the shops today and I have two sets of cards in it again this time.


The adorable Sloths, they were previously only available as a digital download, they are now included as a printed collection.


Along with the beautiful Frida digital collection, there are two pretty papers along with two different sized sets of toppers and two borders.


If you can't get to the shops you can get your copy from the website HERE, including free UK delivery.

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Pauline
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Saturday, 13 June 2020

Squeeze the day

Have you seen the fabulous Fruit Paradise Collection from Prima.


It's a fabulous collection, lots of beautiful Cut-Aparts and gorgeous papers.  I fussy cut the butterflies, sentiment and label from one of the papers and die cut the flowers and doily from another.  I inked the edges of everything and also decorated the inside of my card.


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Pauline
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Friday, 12 June 2020

A new addition to the Family

You will have to forgive me if I am not around as much for a while, this adorable little bundle is joining our family today, he is half brother to Ramsey, the same Father but different Mother.


I just hope that Ramsey likes his new playmate.



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Pauline
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