Wednesday, 26 April 2017

New Baby Boy

Now that the latest edition of Making Cards Magazine is in the shops I can share the Paper Creator Baby cards that were featured in last month's edition.


I created four cards using the fabulous Paper Creator Little Mouse on the Moon kits and this is one of the boy versions.


Everything you need is included in the kit, I just added some white card stock to layer everything up.


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

Pauline
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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Fly High

It's time for a new challenge at Digi Choosday, the theme for the Design Team is Use a design sheet but you can enter an Anything Goes project if you like.

I decided to use a design sheet from the fun Helga Hippo collection to create my card. I printed the sheet twice so that I could add a decoupage layer.


I added one of the beautiful papers from the collection along with a sentiment.



The only thing that is not from the collection is the hand made card candi.


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

Incy Wincy Designs - So So Cute
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge 56 -  Always Anything Goes



Make sure you pop over to the Digi Choosday Challenge Blog and pick up your discount code. Check out the DT inspiration whilst you are there, we would love for you to join us for our Anything Goes challenge - you might like to join the DT and follow the optional Use a design sheet theme. If you need some more inspiration you might like to take a look at our Facebook page.

Thank you for calling today, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
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Monday, 24 April 2017

Snowman Greetings

It's time for a new challenge at Christmas with the Cuties and the theme for this one is Add some Holly.

I have used an adorable image called Snowman and Bird from our sponsor - Sasayaki Glitter to create my card.


I coloured my cute Snowman with Spectrum Noir Illustrator Pens and used papers from the Carta Bella So This Is Christmas Paper Pad.


The sentiment tag is from Polkadoodles and I fussy cut some holly from a scrap of paper that I had in my stash.


I added some glitter to the snowflakes and some 3D Crystal Lacquer to the holly berries.

Make sure you pop over to the Christmas with the Cuties challenge blog and take a look at the Design Team inspiration, we would love for you to join us for our Add some Holly challenge.

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

Pauline
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Sunday, 23 April 2017

The Finer Things

I would normally be posting a CD Sunday DT card today but I have made the difficult decision to step down from some of my Design Teams due to some ongoing health issues and sadly CD Sunday is one of them.  I have also stepped down from Di's Digi Designs and Pink Gem Designs - I just don't want the pressure of creating to a deadline and using specific products quite so much at the moment.

I wanted to create a card for a gentleman that likes the finer things in life so I reached for my Crafter's Companion Downton Abbey CD.


I decided to use one of the card companions to create an easel card.


I added a few extra layers and used foam pads to add the image and sentiment.


Thank you for calling today, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
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Saturday, 22 April 2017

It's your Birthday

This is one of the cards that I created for the new Joanna Sheen Cardmaking Collection - Issue 2 produced by Practical Publishing. It is AMAZING value at only £12.99 - there is a free die, embossing folder, set of stamps, backing papers and a floral stencil  - plus of course a 68 page magazine full of inspiration!

I was commissioned to create 5 cards using the fabulous products included with the magazine.


I used the embossing folder along with one of the beautiful papers, a topper and sentiment from the paper pack for this card.


The only thing that I added is a seam binding bow.


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Pauline
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Friday, 21 April 2017

A beautiful place

It's time for a new challenge over at the Polkdadoodles Challenge blog, the theme for the DT this fortnight is Use a design sheet but you can enter an Anything Goes project.  I've used a design sheet from the Work & Play 11 Collection to create my card.


I also used three papers from the Work & Play 11 Collection along with a sentiment.


I just added some ribbon from my stash and some hand made card candi to embellish my card.


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

Crafting With An Attitude Challenge 26 - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations Challenge 35 - Always Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenge 161 - Always Anything Goes

Make sure you pop over to the Polkadoodles Challenge Blog and check out the DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us for our Anything Goes challenge, you might like to join the DT and follow the optional Use a design sheet theme. If you need some more inspiration you might like to take a look at our Facebook page.

Thank you for calling today, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
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Thursday, 20 April 2017

Cute Kitty

This is my second card for this weeks Less is More Challenge, it's Theme week and the theme is Spring Walk.



I have used another adorable digi image from Bugaboo - she is so sweet isn't she.


I coloured her with my Spectrum Noir Illustrator Pens and cut her out with a Sue Wilson Pierced Square die.  I added a sentiment from The Lovely Studio (previously Pink Petticoat).


I would like to enter this card into the Less is More Challenge 324 - Spring Walk.

Thank you for calling today, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

A great day

It's time for a new challenge at The Paper Shelter and the theme for the next week is Sentimental.  I have used this fabulous image called Motorcycle Mechanic.


I have used the composition to create my card, I printed it several times so that I could add some decoupage layers.


The sentiment is from Polkadoodles, I cut it into a tag shape and added some some ribbon cut from the papers.  I also used the matching paper to decorate the inside of my card.


Make sure you pop over to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog and check out the DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us for our Sentimental Challenge. If you use a Paper Shelter image you could win a $30 Gift Certificate, if you use another image you can win 3 Digis of your choice.


Thank you for calling today, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
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Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Special Birthdays

It's time for a new challenge at Digi Choosday, the theme for the Design Team is Special Birthdays but you can enter an Anything Goes project if you like.

I used three beautiful papers from the Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Springtime Download Bundle to create my Special Birthday card.


The papers in the Polkadoodles collections are so gorgeous and perfectly co-ordinated, they are just right for using on their own to create cards like this.


I computer generated the sentiment and added a seam binding bow and some pearls from my stash.


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

Come and Get It Challenge - It's a Girl Thing
sCrafting When We Can Challenge 143 - One for the Girls


Make sure you pop over to the Digi Choosday Challenge Blog and pick up your discount code. Check out the DT inspiration whilst you are there, we would love for you to join us for our Anything Goes challenge - you might like to join the DT and follow the optional Special Birthdays theme. If you need some more inspiration you might like to take a look at our Facebook page.

Thank you for calling today, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
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Monday, 17 April 2017

Cute Puppy

This is my card for this weeks Less is More Challenge, it's Theme week and the theme is Spring Walk.


I have used an adorable digi image from Bugaboo - he looks like he is enjoying a spring walk doesn't he.


I coloured him with my Spectrum Noir Illustrator Pens and cut him out with a Sue Wilson Pierced Square die.  The papers are from my stash and I added a sentiment from The Lovely Studio (previously Pink Petticoat) cut out with my Die-namics Fishtail Flag die.


I would like to enter this card into the Less is More Challenge 324 - Spring Walk.

Thank you for calling today, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
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Sunday, 16 April 2017

On Your Anniversary

This is the final card that I created for the latest Special Edition of Die-cutting essentials - I was commissioned to create four cards using the beautiful free gifts that are included with the magazine.

I used the free die, one of the papers and the stamp set to create this gatefold card.


All I have added is some ribbon, twine and gems from my stash.


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, 15 April 2017

Birthday Shaker

This is another of the projects that I created for the latest edition of Simply Cards & Papercraft. I was commissioned to create five masculine projects using the sunburst technique.

I used papers from the Dovecraft Back to Basics Blue Skies collection to create a shaker card.


I used my X-Cut Star Die to cut the shaker window and create a frame for it.


The sentiment banner is a DigiStamp Boutique stamp, I just wrapped it with some twine.

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

Pauline
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Friday, 14 April 2017

Just For You Winnie

It's time for a new challenge over at the Polkdadoodles Challenge blog, the theme for the DT this fortnight is Anything BUT a square card but you can enter an Anything Goes project.

I've used the gorgeous Just For You Winnie from the Polkadoodles Winnie Sugar Blossom Stamp & Paper Pad Boxed Gift Set to create a Side Step card. You can pre-order the Collectors Edition HERE.


I teamed her up with papers from the Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Springtime Download Bundle, the sentiment and flowers also come from the Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Springtime Download Bundle.


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

Crafty Girls Creations Challenge 35 - Always Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenge 160 - Always Anything Goes
Seize The Birthday Challenge - 2 Patterned Papers
Aud Sentiments Challenge 177 - Use a Birthday Sentiment or #7 on your project

Make sure you pop over to the Polkadoodles Challenge Blog and check out the DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us for our Anything Goes challenge, you might like to join the DT and follow the optional Anything BUT a square card theme. If you need some more inspiration you might like to take a look at our Facebook page.

Thank you for calling today, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
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Thursday, 13 April 2017

Happy Easter Wishes

I created this card for this weeks Less is More Challenge, I then read the challenge properly and realised that it is One Layer Week, so I had to go back to the drawing board and create another card.

I wasn't going to waste this card though and decided to blog it anyway.  I used papers from Echo Park and a sentiment from The Lovely Studio, I cut the papers out with my Lawn Fawn Speech Bubble Border.


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

Pauline
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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Just for You

This is another of the cards that I created for the latest Special Edition of Die-cutting essentials - I was commissioned to create four cards using the beautiful free gifts that are included with the magazine.

I used the free die and one of the sentiments to create this card.


I kept things simple just layering up squares using bold pink papers and white card stock.


The sentiment is from the paper pack that is included with the magazine.


Thank you for calling this morning, please leave a comment so that I know you've been and will be able to come and visit you.

Pauline
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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Easter Egg Hunt

It's time for a new challenge at Digi Choosday, the theme for the Design Team is Easter but you can enter an Anything Goes project if you like.

I used a sweet topper from the Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Springtime Download Bundle to create my Easter card.


I used elements from the Toppers, Embellies, Quotes, Papers and Tags/Frames sections. I have fussy cut the main image and layered it up using foam pads.


I also fussy cut an additional bunny, butterfly and chick to embellish my card.


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

Cutie Pie Challenge 110 - Bunnies and Chicks
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge 55 - Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart Challenge 154 - Always Anything Goes


Make sure you pop over to the Digi Choosday Challenge Blog and pick up your discount code. Check out the DT inspiration whilst you are there, we would love for you to join us for our Anything Goes challenge - you might like to join the DT and follow the optional Easter theme. If you need some more inspiration you might like to take a look at our Facebook page.

Thank you for calling today, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
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Monday, 10 April 2017

Birthday Roses

This is my second post today, if you are looking for my Crafty Purple Frog DT card you will find it below this one, please scroll down.

It's time for a new challenge at Ooh La La Creations and the theme for the next fortnight is Birthday chosen by ME.

I have used a beautiful image and papers from the Ooh La La Creations Yesterday's Memories CD to create my card.


The decoupage image comes from the Roses Collection, I fussy cut the beautiful flowers and layered them up using foam pads.


I computer generated the sentiment and added an insert from the CD with a verse that I found on the internet.


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 Birthday Challenge.

Thank you for calling today, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
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