Thursday, May 28, 2015

Oops!

THIS IS A STICKY POST AND WILL REMAIN AT THE TOP OF MY BLOG UNTIL 5TH JUNE - PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE RECENT POSTS.

I got a bit carried away when I visited Debbi Moore's on line shop the other day, Newsletter subscribers could get 50% off and I got so excited that I managed to pop two of the latest magazine and two of her new Shabby Chic Sports CDs into my basket.

Bringing Inspiraton to You Issue 25

Shabby Chic Sports

So rather than mess around sending them back I thought I would have another little giveaway.  Quite a few of my blog friends have said they would like to try CD crafting - well here is your opportunity, the magazine also contains a free CD - Shabby Chic Vintage Birds Gifts for the Home.

If you would like to win the magazine with free CD and Shabby Chic Sports CD then this is what you need to do:

You must be or become a follower of my blog with Google Friend Connect
Add one of the candy pictures to your sidebar with a link back to my blog
Add your link to the linky

I will post worldwide

My candy will remain open until 9am on 5th June when I will use RANDOM.ORG to choose a winner.

Thank you for taking part and good luck.

Pauline
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Clematis

It's time for a new challenge at Craftng for all Seasons and we have a 1-2-3 Recipe for you this week - 1 image, 2 papers and 3 embellishments.

I have used a gorgeous image from an Ooh La La Creations CD for my card, it is an Off Centre Pyramid image.


The papers also come from the Ooh La La Creations CD, the sentiment is computer generated and I have added a seam binding bow and three pearls.


I used the same papers and design to decorate the inside of my card.


Our sponsor for this challenge is:


Fabulous Sponsor 2015

Prize 3 images

Please check the Craftng for all Seasons challenge blog for full details.

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

Melonheadz Friends Challenge - Flowers Everywhere
Not Just Cards Challenge 20 - Always Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge #198 - Use Ribbon or Lace
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Lots of Layers OR No Layers
Through The Craft Room Door Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenge 107 - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge #300 - Anything Goes
Craft-Dee BowZ May Challenge - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow

Thank you for calling this morning, make sure you pop over to the Craftng for all Seasons challenge blog and join in with our 1-2-3 Recipe challenge.

Pauline
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Mud Cake

We have a new challenge at the House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge and I'm a day late.  Our theme is: In The Kitchenchosen by Dorte - alternatively you can enter an Anything Goes card just as long as you use a House-Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image.

I have used an adorable decoupage image from Joanna Sheen's House-Mouse Food and Drink Decoupage Sheets.


My papers are from Nitwit Collections and DCWV and I have used a sentiment from Pink Petticoat.


Our fabulous sponsors for this challenge are:

http://www.stampendous.com/


AND


 http://www.pizzazzaplenty.blogspot.com/  

Please check the challenge blog for full details.

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

Allsorts Challenge Week 312 - Happy Birthday
Dream Valley Challenge 107 - Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge 34 - C is for Cake
Creative Lady Birds Creations Challengge 3 - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Lots of Layers OR No Layers
Gruffies & Guests Challenge 17 - Die Cuts  + option of Anything Goes

Thank you for popping in today, don't forget to take a look at the House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge blog to check out the fabulous DT inspiration and join in with our In The Kitchen challenge.






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Monday, May 25, 2015

Circles and Squares

It's time for a new challenge at Ooh La La Creations and the theme for the next fortnight is Circles and Squares.

I have used a gorgeous image and papers from the  Ooh La La Creations Shawn Jenkins Collection CD to make my card.


Everything is from the CD except the card stock, ribbon and pearls, I love the beautiful colours on this collection.


I used the same papers and design to decorate the inside of my card.


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

Crafty Calendar May Challenge - Things with wings
Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge 154 - Lots of Layers
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 228 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Challenge Week 21 - Girly, but NO Pink
The Corrosive Challenge #225 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart Challenge 61 - Anything Goes

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 Circles and Squares challenge.

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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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Mini Gift Bags

These are the final samples that I created for the Crafter's Companion Destinations CD.


They are two mini gift bags from CD2, everything is included, even a lining for the inside along with some fabulous images and tags to decorate.


I would like to enter my gift bags into the following challenges:

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge 81 - Anything Goes/Make it Girlie
Creative Corner Challenge  - Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration Challenge 83 - Anything But A Square Card
Craft-Dee BowZ May Challenge -  Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow

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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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Birthday Wishes Nan

It's time for a new challenge over at A Gem of a Challenge and the theme is Flowers chosen by Kelly.

I decided to use one of the Card Topper Digi Kits called With Love to make my card.


Everything you need comes in the kit, including decoupage layers, sentiments and an insert.


I cut out the decoupage layers and built them up using foam pads, I also added extra card stock between the layers of patterned papers.


I have used the matching insert to decorate the inside of my card.

The prize is:

2 Individual Digi images

(NO SETS, PERSONALISED WATERMARK'S OR SENTIMENT SETS)

of the winners choice from PINK GEM DESIGNS


Make sure you pop over to the Pink Gem Designs Shop and take a look, Janet is always adding lots of fabulous new images, Card Topper Digi Kits and Project Kits.

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

Digitally Sweet Challenge 134 - April Showers Bring May Flowers
Sister Act Card Challenge 107 - Always Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts Challenge 90 - Sentimentally Yours
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 260 - Flora and Fauna
Papertake Weekly Challenge - With a Heart
Seize The Birthday Challenge - Birthday + Topping: Anything Goes

Make sure you pop over to the A Gem of a Challenge blog and join us for our Flowers challenge.

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, May 22, 2015

A Wall Hanging

For another of my DT samples I decided to make a wall hanging with one of the Fabric Companions from the new Crafter's Companion Destinations CD.


I printed out the Fabric Companion, cut it into three equal parts and inked the edges before adhering it to my base which was made from mountboard.  I also added some additional elements from the CD to embellish - you could also use it as a small notice board.

I would like to enter my wall handing into the following challenges:

Crafty Time May Challenge - Anything New (new CD)
All Crafts Challenge April/May - Anything But a Card
Pile It On Challenge 69 - Not Cute
Party Time Tuesdays Challenge 198 - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenge 112 - 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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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Clown Duo

This is the final card that was in last months Making Cards magazine, I used the Kidz Clowns Mini Set from Bugaboo and papers from Nitwit Collections.


I coloured my image with ProMarkers and added Wink of Stella glitter to the sentiment.


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

Fresh Brewed Designs - RED WHITE AND BLUE
Inspiration Destination Challenge 34 - Always Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Animals
WordArt Wednesdays Challenge 184 - Anything Goes Family Friendly

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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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

New York

This is one of the samples that I made using the fabulous new Crafter's Companion collection called Destinations that is currently the 4 Day Deal on Create and Craft.

This is one of the Trinket Boxes that can be found on CD 2.


There are a selection of different ones that you can make and everything you need is on the CD.  I printed mine onto Crafter's Companion White card stock and used Collall Tacky Glue to make it up.


I used elements from CD 1 to decorate my box.

Make sure you tune in to Create and Craft, there are still a few more shows today, you might also like to pop over to Pinterest or the Crafter's Companion Destinations Gallery and take a look at the fabulous DT inspiration.


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

All Crafts Challenge April/May - Anything But a Card
Connie Can Crop - Around The World (America)
The Crafting Cafe - Around The World

Thank you for calling today, I am going to be doing a final clear out and clean of my Mum's house before we hand over the keys on Friday so I apologise if I don't get around to visit everyone.

Pauline
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Wild Times

Something a little different today, I have made this card as a little reminder about our challenge over at Paper Creator's Crafts , the theme for this challenge is Animals.



I have used the fun Wild About You - Quick Card Front Set to make my card, the actual file is a Pyramid Decoupage image but I decided to make mine into a traditional decoupage.


I also used sections of the kit to decorate the inside of my card.


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

Crafting from the Heart Challenge 60 - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge 262 - Always Anything Goes
Digi Sketch Challenge - Sketch and/or Theme: Animals
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Exotic Animals
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - All About Kids
Southern Girls Challenge 110 - Animal Crackers

Make sure you pop over to the Paper Creator's Crafts Blog and check out the DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us for our Animals Challenge - you could win a fabulous £10 coupon to spend in the Paper Creator Shop, there are lots of new images, kits and mega deals to choose from.

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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Monday, May 18, 2015

My first Pop Up card

I'm back again today to share another of the projects that I made using the fabulous new Crafter's Companion collection called Destinations that is launching as the 4 Day Deal on Create and Craft today

As soon as I saw the Suitcase Templates on CD 2 I knew that I wanted to make a Pop Up card and this is what I came up with.


This is the front of my card, I have used elements from CD 1 as well as CD2, there are so many to choose from.


This is the inside with the Pop Up Suitcase.

Make sure you tune in to Create and Craft today, you definitely will not want to miss this fabulous collection, you might like to pop over to Pinterest or the Crafter's Companion Destinations Gallery to take a look at the fabulous DT inspiration.


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

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge 10 - Anything Goes
Lttle Claire's May Challenge - Outdoors
Creative Fingers Challenge 80 - Anything Goes
 Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge 154 - Lots of Layers
That Craft Place Challenge - Tags

Thank you for calling today, please leave a comment so that I know you've been - my 86 year old Mum moved in with us this weekend so things are a bit upside down around here at the moment, I apologise if I don't get around to see you all.

Pauline
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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Another little sneak peek!

I'm back again today to share another of the projects that I made using the fabulous new Crafter's Companion collection called Destinations that is launching as the 4 Day Deal on Create and Craft tomorrow.

This is a Note Cube and is another of the brilliant projects that can be found on CD 2.


There are a selection of different ones that you can make and everything you need is on the CD, I printed mine out on Centura Pearl card stock.


Make sure you tune in to Create and Craft tomorrow for the 4 Day Deal, you definitely will not want to miss this fabulous collection, you might like to pop over to Pinterest or the Crafter's Companion Destinations Gallery and take a look at the fabulous DT inspiration.


Thank you for calling today, please leave a comment so that I know you've been - my Mum moved in with us yesterday so things are a bit upside down around here at the moment, I apologise if I don't get around to see you all today.  Make sure you check back regularly for more sneak peeks, I have a few more projects scheduled.

Pauline
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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Destinations Sneak Peek

This is one of the projects that I made using the fabulous new Crafter's Companion collection called Destinations - it's launching as the 4 Day Deal on Create and Craft this Monday.


This is an Address Book and is one of the many brilliant projects that can be found on CD 2, I apologise for the dark photographs.


There are a selection of different ones that you can make and everything you need is on the CD, including dividers and blank pages - I just added some Kraft card stock for the covers, some rings and ribbon.


The Destinations collection consists of a double CD, stamps and a Papercrafting Kit.

Make sure you tune in to Create and Craft on Monday for the 4 Day Deal, you definitely will not want to miss this fabulous collection, you might like to pop over to Pinterest or the Crafter's Companion Destinations Gallery and take a look at the fabulous DT inspiration.


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

2 Crafty Girls Challenge 3 - Vintage
Crafty Boots Challenge - Ribbon or Lace
Sisters of Craft May Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Time May Challenge - Anything New (new CD)
Crafts Galore Encore May Challenge - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenge 19 - Always Anything Goes

Thank you for calling today, please leave a comment so that I know you've been and will be able to come and visit you - make sure you check back regularly for more sneak peeks.

Pauline
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Friday, May 15, 2015

Sneak Peek

I'm back with my third post today to share a card made using the fabulous new Crafter's Companion collection called Destinations - it's launching as the 4 Day Deal on Create and Craft this Monday.


There are so many gorgeous images and projects in this collection and there are lots that are suitable for the men in our lives.  There is a double CD, stamps and a Papercrafting Kit - everything on my card comes from the double CD.


I used one of the inserts from the CD to decorate the inside of my card.


Make sure you tune in to Create and Craft on Monday for the 4 Day Deal, you definitely will not want to miss this fabulous collection, you might like to pop over to Pinterest or the Crafter's Companion Destinations Gallery and take a look at the fabulous DT inspiration.


Thank you for calling today, please leave a comment so that I know you've been and will be able to come and visit you - make sure you check back regularly for more sneak peeks.

Pauline
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And the winner is......

A big thank you to everyone that entered my little magazine giveaway, I was surprised at just now many people took the time to enter, your support is much appreciated.

I used RANDOM.ORG to choose the winner and the number that came up is:


#38 - Wendy F

Wendy would you please contact me at cotnob@hotmail.co.uk with your details so that I can pop your magazine in the post.

I will have more magazines to give away in the future so make sure you check back regularly.

Many thanks.

Pauline
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