Thursday, December 18, 2014

Happy Birthday Son

Something a little different from me today - it is my eldest son's 19th Birthday and this is the card I made for him.


I have used papers from the Crafter's Companion Camden Town CD and paper pack along with a topper from the same collection.


The striped paper is from an Ooh La La CD and the sentiment tags are LOTV.  Everything has been seriously distressed, something a little unusual for me as I don't like the mess.


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

Divas by Design Challenge - Anything goes
Paper Shelter Challenge - Anything goes
Scrappers' Delights Challenge 37 - Anything goes

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and leave a comment, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

White Christmas

Another CAS Christmas card from me today, a White on White one this time.

I have used the 'merry' die from the Papertrey Ink Wonderful Words Holiday Die Collection,  I cut it out four times and adhered them together, the 'Christmas' is a Clearly Besotted stamp and the Poinsettia was cut out with Sue Wilson Dies.


I apologise for the rubbish photo, I find white on white is virtually impossible to photograph and it was very dark and miserable here today.

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

Try It On Tuesday Challenge - Winter Whites
Card Mania Challenge 62 - Christmas
Dream Valley Challenge 97 - Christmas
Incy Wincy Designs - Christmas Anything Goes

Thank you so much for visiting me today, I always appreciate you taking the time to pop in.

Pauline
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Monday, December 15, 2014

Wishing you .....

This is a very quick card for the Less is More challenge this week. It's one layer week and the theme is Snow.

I have used a Stamps by Chloe stamp called wishing you a Merry Christmas, I stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with some Platinum Sparkle embossing powder - it is really lovely and sparkly in real life but the photographs don't really show it.


I embossed an oval around the outside of my stamped image to add a little interest.



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

Less is More Week 202 - One Layer
Fantasy Stampers Challenge 25 - CAS Christmas
Christmas Card Challenge 2  - CAS Design

Thank you so much for visiting me today, I always appreciate you taking the time to pop in.

Pauline
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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Football and Xbox

I have made this card for my youngest son to give his brother for his birthday.  It combines two of his pleasures in life - football and Xbox games.


I have used papers from Echo Park and a stamp from the Simon Says Stamp All Boy collection, the sentiment has been computer generated. I used an EK Success punch on the edge of the panel and wanted to add some enamel dots but Laurence thought they were 'girly' so it has been left very CAS.


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

Dream it Up December Challenge - Quick and/or Cute (Quick)
Moving along with the Times - December Birthdays
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday
Creative Card Crew Challenge 76 - Birthday with Sentiment
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 207 - Anything but Christmas
Not Just Cards Challenge 8 - Anything Goes
That's Crafty Challenge - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge - Inspiration from Something In Your Home (Xbox controller)


Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and leave a comment, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
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Friday, December 12, 2014

Trimming the Tree

It's time for a new challenge at Winter Wonderland and the theme this week is:

Christmas Presents
We would like to see an image with presents or you can make a present.
  
I have used a gorgeous topper from LOTV, this is another of the older pre-coloured die cut squares, I added gold glitter glue to the stars and 3D Crystal Lacquer to the baubles.


The papers are also from LOTV and the sentiment is from Pink Petticoat.  To embellish I die cut a large star and punched some smaller ones, I then added a coat of gold glitter glue.


Our sponsor for this challenge is  

Whiff of Joy



and the prize is a Stamp of the Winner's choice

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

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Paper Play
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 224 - Family Christmas
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 241 - Christmas
Crafty Creations Chalenge 278 - Something to Die for
Sisterhood of Crafters - Name that Tune (O Christmas Tree)
A song in your He{ART} Challenge 22- I'll be Home for Christmas

Make sure you pop over to the Winter Wonderland Challenge blog and take a look at the fabulous DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us for our Christmas Presents challenge.

Thank you so much for visiting me today, I always appreciate you taking the time to pop in.

Pauline
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Thursday, December 11, 2014

A time for giving

This is a very sad post for me, it's the last time I will ever post an inspiration project as part of the Bearly Mine Designs DT.

You probably already know that as a result of the new European VAT Laws coming into effect on 1 January 2015 Donna has made the difficult decision to close Bearly Mine Designs on Wednesday 31 December 2014.  She is currently having a 50% off sale over at the Bearly Mine Designs Store so make sure you pop over and take a look.

Anyway, here is my inspiration project for the Bearly Mine Inspiration and Challenge Blog.


I have used gorgeous papers from the Festive Fun collection to make a Christmas card.


I used my Tattered Lace Starlight Square to frame my LOTV image, this is one of the older pre-coloured die cut squares with Rock Candy distress glitter added to his hat and present.


I created my glittered snowflake by die cutting several Clearly Besotted snowflakes, adding Rock Candy distress glitter and layering them up.  The sentiment tags are LOTV stamps, they have been attached with a seam binding bow.

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

City Crafter Challenge 241 - Glittering Snowflakes
Cuttlebug Mania Challenge - Anything Christmas
Crafty Boots Challenge - Merry Christmas
Digi Sketch Challenge - Sketch and/or Waiting for Christmas
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 129 - Christmas
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes Christmas

Thank you for visiting me today, make sure you pop over to the Bearly Mine Inspiration and Challenge Blog and join in with our Christmas Decorations (anything but a card) challenge.

Pauline
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Hanging Around

It's time for a new challenge at Craftng for all Seasons and the theme for our month long challenge is Anything Christmas BUT a Card.

I have made a Santa Please Stop Here Door Hanger using a fun image from Bugaboo who are one of our sponsors for this challenge.


I coloured my Snowman Broom image with ProMarkers and used papers from NitWit Collections, the SANTA was cut out using Lawn Fawn dies,

Our sponsors this time are:

Fabulous Sponsor 2014

Prize 7 digi images

Fabulous Sponsor 2014

Prize 3 images

AND

Fabulous Sponsor 2014
Prize 3 images

I would like to enter my door hanger into the following challenges:

A Random Fan Challenge 20 - Christmas
All Crafts Challenge Dec/Jan  - Anything but a Card
Digi Sketch Challenge - Sketch and/or Waiting for Christmas
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes Christmas
Love to Scrap Challenge 43 - Shape Shift
Not Just Cards Challenge 8 - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge 186 - Christmas

Thank you for calling this morning, make sure you pop over to the Craftng for all Seasons challenge blog and join in with our Anything Christmas BUT a Card challenge.

Pauline
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