Thursday, 26 May 2022

You're a Classic

I needed a masculine card for my Brother-in-Law so I had a look through my Hunkydory collections and decided to use this image and card stock from the A Good Sport Deluxe Card collection - I'm not sure quite what sport this image is depicting!


He is quite hard to make for as he doesn't really have any hobbies and isn't very interested in sport so I decided to go with the old masculine favourite -  a pint of Beer.   I used one of the toppers, a sentiment and a couple of sheets of the card stock, I used another sheet to decorate the inside of the card.


Thank you for popping in today, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
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Monday, 23 May 2022

Feminine Touches

This is a card that I created after seeing something similar on Pinterest, I have used the Hunkydory Everlasting Memories collection.


I used one of the double sided papers from the collection along with a topper and a sentiment, I fussy cut the butterflies from some of the tags from the Tag Pad and added a coupe of buttons and some gems from my stash.


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

Pauline
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Thursday, 19 May 2022

Vintage Sewing Machine

I have been having another play with my Hunkydory Everlasting Memories Collection, this is such a pretty collection, I love the soft pastel colours.


I have used two of the pretty papers along with one of the toppers.  I fussy cut the flowers and butterflies to add as embellishments and used a sentiment from the Hunkydory Just My Sentiment Strip Pad.


Thank you for popping in today, your company is much appreciated - please leave a comment so that I can come and visit you.

Pauline
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Friday, 13 May 2022

Everlasting Memories

It is my Mother-in-Law's Birthday today so I can share the card that I made for her.  I used the Everlasting Memories Luxury Topper collection from Hunkydory.


I used one of the beautiful toppers and two of the co-ordinating papers, the sentiments are Creative Crafting World Dies and the card stock is part of the Hunkydory collection.  I used one of the insert sheets to decorate the inside and added a verse that I found on the internet.


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Pauline
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Tuesday, 3 May 2022

A Beautiful Day

I have created another card with the Nitwit Kindly Thoughts collection from Crafter's Companion - don't worry, I have packed it away now, so I will have something different to share soon!

I have used some of the green shades this time and used pale blue card stock for my mats.  I used three of the beautiful papers, the blue card stock is from the digital collection, I find it really useful to have both the hard copy and the digital copy.  As always I have fussy cut a couple of layers of the topper so that I could create some dimension, I also added a sentiment and butterfly from the Die Cut Topper Pad.


Thank you for popping in today, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
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Saturday, 30 April 2022

Special Love

I can't believe I haven't posted for over a week again, I don't know where the time goes at the moment! 

I did eventually manage to create another card with the NitWit Kindly Thoughts Collection from Crafter's Companion.


I cut the borders from one of the papers and added another paper in the centre.  I cut the hearts from two more of the papers and added some die cut flowers, I fussy cut an additional flower to create some dimension and then added a butterfly and a sentiment, 


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

Pauline
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Friday, 22 April 2022

Kindly Thoughts

I have another card that I have created with the NitWit Kindly Thoughts Collection from Crafter's Companion.


I have used four of the beautiful papers along with a topper - I fussy cut several layers of the toppers to create dimension.  I then added a bold die cut sentiment from Hunkydory, I cut it several times and layered them up, the small 'HAPPY' is also from Hunkydory, it is from the Just My Type Sentiment Pad.  To finish my card I just added some heart shaped enamel dots from my stash.


Thank you for popping in today, your company is much appreciated - please leave a comment so that I can come and visit you.

Pauline
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Thursday, 21 April 2022

Hoppy Easter

 This is the other Easter card that I managed to create with the Sara Signature Easter Box from Crafter's Companion.


I decided to have a go at making a Reverse Easel card and did a bit more stamping and colouring.  The stamps are all from the collection, there are dies to cut out the cute stamped chicks, I also used some of the papers and card stock from the collection.


Thank you for visiting my blog today, please leave a comment so that I can come and visit you.

Pauline
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Wednesday, 20 April 2022

Special Moments

I have used the new NitWit Kindly Thoughts Collection to create this card.  Crafter's Companion have created a collection that includes a 12 x 12" Paper Pad, a Die-Cut Topper Pad, dies and stamps


I have used a selection of the papers along with some of the toppers and a sentiment to create my card.  The frame is from the Mintay Frame Book and I used my Die-namics Fishtail Flag Dies to cut the banners.  There are several copies of each topper so I decided to fussy cut a couple of layers to create some dimension.


Thank you for popping in today, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
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Tuesday, 19 April 2022

A Gift from the Heart

I'm back again, two post in two days - it wont last!  I found time to have another play with my Heartfelt Creations Wild Rose Collection, this time I decided to make an Easel Card.


I used one of the toppers, I cut out the circular centre and layered it up with foam pads, two of the papers, a couple of fussy cut sentiments and lots of the beautiful flowers and leaves, I also added some foliage cut with a Sue Wilson die and an unbranded die from my stash.


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

Pauline
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Monday, 18 April 2022

Easter Bunny

Well, better late than never I suppose, life has been getting in the way of blogging a little at the moment but hopefully some sort of order is now restored. - a huge thank you to those of you that took the time to contact me to see if I was OK.

I purchased the Sara Signature Easter Box with high hopes of making a stack of Easter cards, I only managed two and this is one of them.


I actually did some stamping and colouring, another thing that I don't seem to get around to very often!  There are some really cute images in this collection.  Everything I have used is from the box with the exception of the corrugated card and little piece of twine.


Thank you for visiting my blog today, I see that Bloglovin' has disappeared - hopefully I will still be able to find you all, please leave a comment so that I can come and visit you.

Pauline
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Friday, 1 April 2022

You're So Special

I have been having another play with my Heartfelt Creations Shaping Molds and Wild Rose Collection -  I'm not sure about this one, I think the flowers are a little on the large side for me.


I have also used my Crafter's Companion - Gemini Intri'lace Resplendent Rondure Die along with a sentiment from Craftwork Cards and a selection of foliage dies.


Thank you for popping in today, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
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Saturday, 26 March 2022

Wild Rose

I have just discovered the Heartfelt Creations Shaping Molds and they make the most wonderful dimensional flowers, I have used the Wild Rose collection to create this card.


I have used several of the papers along with the flower dies and the shaping mold, I cut the Window and Shutters using Sue Wilson dies and the foliage is a combination of Tim Holtz dies and an unbranded die.


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

Pauline
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Wednesday, 23 March 2022

Welly Bouquet

I have been having another play with my Hunkydory Spring Snippables, this time I have used the Welly Bouquet set.


I have used five layers of the Welly Bouquet decoupage image and three butterflies from one of the other sets, the papers are from my stash and the sentiment is from the Just My Type Sentiment Pad by Hunkydory, the gems are also from Hunkydory.


Thank you for popping in today, your company is much appreciated - please leave a comment so that I can come and visit you.

Pauline
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Thursday, 17 March 2022

Flowers for Mother's Day

This is the card that I have created for my Mother-in-Law for Mother's Day, I used my Tattered Lace Mega Side Stepper Die to create the base.


The Lace panels are also part of the Tattered Lace die set and the flowers are from the Hunkydory Floral Favourites Snippable collection along with the purple papers. The Mother's Day is an unlabeled die, I also decorated the inside of the card to match the front and added a lovely verse that I found on the internet.


Thank you for popping in today, please leave a comment so that I can come and visit you.

Pauline
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Monday, 14 March 2022

Farmlife

I have created another card with my Mintay Farmlife collection, I have used different papers this time and lots more of my favourite fussy cutting.


I like the gingham papers in this collection, there are several different colours.  I cut the little fence from one of the woodgrain papers using one of my very old dies, the Marianne Creatables LR0205 and this time I used the Square Scribble Frame from Tonic.  I distressed the edges of the papers and added a sentiment from my stash, another very old item, this time from Craftwork Cards.


Thank you for visiting my blog today, please leave a comment so that I can come and visit you.

Pauline
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Saturday, 12 March 2022

Life is Beautiful

I have finally concluded my battle with Dyson and had time to play with my Mintay Farmlife collection.

I have been fighting with Dyson for over two months since my V11 Cordless decided to stop working, it as still under warranty, they now have this remote diagnostic and repair service - well that certainly doesn't work very well!

They wrongly diagnosed the fault, sent the incorrect part, lost the filter from my V11 when it was returned to their workshop, no replacement filters available, sent more replacement bits that did not have a filter, replaced the V11 with a new V15 that had a fault, eventually, replaced V15 with a V11 Outize which actually works but is so heavy I can only clean one room at a time because of my Rheumatoid Arthritis.  I give up, I don't think I will be buying anything from Dyson ever again!

Anyway, this is the card that I created.


I used several of the papers from the Farmlife collection, I distressed the edges for a country feel.  All of the flowers and bits and pieces were fussy cut from the collection and I cut the frame with my Tonic Studios Circles Scribble Frame, the sentiment is from Hunkydory.


Thank you for popping in today, your company is much appreciated - please leave a comment so that I can come and visit you.

Pauline
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Tuesday, 8 March 2022

A Special Bouquet

I have been having another play with my new Hunkydory Spring Delights Snippables collection, there are some beautiful spring images in this collection, this one is called A Special Bouquet.


I have used some very old papers from my stash, I found lots of beautiful paper pads during my recent sort out.  I cut out a base for the decoupage image from one of the patterned papers from the collection using my Crafter's Companion Gemini Torn Edge Oval Die, I drew around the outside of the die so that I could fussy cut a mat from Kraft card stock.  The sentiment is part of the Snippables collection, I drew around the outside of the die to create the mat again.  The butterflies are also part of the collection and the inside of the card has been decorated with another of the papers from the Snippables Paper Pad.


I'm sorry that I haven't been around much again, I have been busy battling with Dyson due to not having a working hoover for over two months, I might get around to sharing the whole episode with you at some point when I have calmed down a little!

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

Pauline
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Saturday, 5 March 2022

Spring Blooms

I am trying to be more organized this year so I thought I had  better get started on some Mother's Day cards.


I have used an image from the new Hunkydory Spring Delights Snippables collection, I used five layers but you could use more if you wish.  The sentiment is an unbranded die and I used my Tattered Lace Zig Zag Rectangles dies, the papers behind are from the Snippables Paper Pad.


Thank you for popping in today, please leave a comment so that I can come and visit you.

Pauline
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Wednesday, 2 March 2022

Love and Best Wishes

Now that I have finished sorting out my Craft Room I have had a little time to play, I have created another card using The Paper Tree - Yesterday's Garden collection.  I decided to create a slimline card and used my Crafter's Companion Pretty Polka Dots Cut and Emboss Folder.


I used several of the small toppers from the Yesterday's Garden collection along with one of the sentiments, I fussy cut some of the flowers from the toppers so that I could layer them up for dimension.  The patterned papers and dark brown card stock are also from the 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 much appreciated.

Pauline
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Tuesday, 1 March 2022

I'm back ...

That took longer than I expected, it's been over a month since my last post - I've spent all that time having a major sort out and purge of my Craft Room.  I've removed over 20 bags of unwanted stash and sold lots as well.

I thought I would share a few photographs whilst it still looks relatively tidy!


Above and below you can see the back wall as I walk into the room, I have three Ikea Kallax units - two 2 x 4 cube units at each end and a 5 x 5 cube unit in the middle.  I store all of my 12 x 12 papers and my Crafter's Companion Sara Signature and Nature's Garden collections in these.  My Crafter's Companion Monthly Craft Kits sit across the top along with some dies and odds and ends.


Next you can see the window wall, I have a lovely bay window - it's great in the winter because it lets lots of light in but in the summer it can get a bit hot.  I have an Ikea Hemnes eight drawer chest that stores all of my buttons, gems, ribbon, 3D items to decorate and other odds and ends.  On the top I have my sewing machine, guillotines, trimmers and Sizzix Big Shot.


The next two photographs are the wall behind my desk, I have two Ikea Galant Units here, I store most of my dies on them along with my Copic Markers, some inks, A4cardstock and Tonic Nuvo Drops.


I also have my printer, printer paper and Gemini Junior stored here, everything is easily reached from my desk.


This is the wall opposite the window, I have a CD storage unit and an Ikea Billy Bookcase with all of my Linda Chapman collections and some Joanna Sheen bits.


In the middle of this wall I have an old bookcase with all of my Hunkydory collections, I still need to go through this unit but I couldn't cope with any more sorting out at the moment, it will have to wait.


Finally this is the far end of the wall opposite the window, I have another Billy Bookcase with all of my Mixed Media supplies and another couple of CD storage units.


Hopefully, now I am all sorted and know where everything is I will be a bit more productive.

Thank you for popping in today, your company is much appreciated - please leave a comment so that I can come and visit you.

Pauline
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Friday, 4 February 2022

Sorry

Thank you to those of you that have emailed and messaged me because I have not been posting lately, I thought I had better let you all know what I am doing - I am having a major revamp in my craft room and it is taking ages.  I also had my 4th Covid Jab on Tuesday - I have a compromised immune system and needed an additional shot and I have been feeling really, really tired since, I can hardly keep my eyes open.

So far I have removed 14 black bags of rubbish from the room and I have only looked at two walls - it could take a while longer.   I can't believe how much stash I have accumulated over the past 10 years and also how outdated some of it is, I would never use it now - I'm not normally a hoarder but it appears that I am when it comes to craft supplies, aren't we all!

It is probably going to take me at least another week, if not longer because I am going to completely re-organise everything to make it easier to find, I'm wondering how everyone else organses their stamps and dies - do you organise by brand or by type, I really can't make my mind up at the moment and would like to hear what you all do.

Well, I'd better get back at it or I'll never get it finished.

Pauline
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Thursday, 27 January 2022

Yesterday's Garden

At last, I have a card to share - I've been having a bit of a destash and I've sold lots of my unwanted dies, it's quite time consuming!


I have used the Yesterday's Garden collection from The Paper Tree, I used one of the toppers, a sentiment and three of the papers from the collection, I also used some of the coloured card stock from the Essential Card collection.


Thank you for popping in today, please leave a comment so that I can come and visit you.

Pauline
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