Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Celebrate Your Birthday

This is another of my cards that were published in this months edition of Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine.


This one is quite a clean and simple design using some more of the NitWit Collections Flower Shoppe Bundled Collection papers.


The curved border is a Spellbinders die, the numbers are a Tonic die and the sentiment is from Pink Petticoat.


I added a purple jewelled brad to the centre of the bow and some gems along the scalloped border.

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

ABC Challenge - O is for Open That's Crafty! Challenge - Purple Passion
Allsorts Challenge Week 322 - Pearls and Gems
The Corrosive Challenge 230 - Perfectly Purple
The Sisters of Craft August Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore August Challenge - 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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Monday, August 3, 2015

Yellow, Blue and White + House Mouse Candy

We have a new challenge at the House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge and we have a Colour Challenge for you this fortnight - we would like you to use Yellow, Blue and White.  Alternatively you can enter an Anything Goes project just as long as you use a House-Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image.

ALSO as it is our 200th Challenge we are CELEBRATING with CANDY hidden on some of the DT member's blogs, so make sure you check out our blogs and see what you can find!

I have used a fabulous image from Joanna Sheen's House-Mouse Silly Summer Decoupage Sheets.


I have used dark blue card stock and papers from NitWit Collections and Bearly Mine Designs.


We have two fabulous sponsors this week:


AND


I also have the following candy on my blog:


Joanna Sheen's
House-Mouse Designs
Christmas Project Book with CD Rom

To win MY candy:

You must be or become a follower of my blog with Google Friend Connect

and 

Add your link to the linky below
  
Make sure you visit all of the House-Mouse & Friends Monday DT Member's blogs to see if you can find any more hidden candy.

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

Gruffies & Guests August Challenge - Summer Fun
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 384 - Citrus
Not Just Cards Challenge 23 - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create Challenge 135 - Anything Goes with optional twist: Happy Birthday

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 200th challenge.






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Nautical

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

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


I inked the edges of the papers and image and added some embellishments from Studio Light.


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

Fairy Tale Challenge 123 - Boys + Men
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge 148 - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge 15 - 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 Nautical challenge.

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.

Pauline
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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Rock Star

I have made this card to enter the challenge over at CD Sunday - I don't manage to enter as often as I would like but when I saw the theme of  Rock Star I knew exactly which CD I was going to use.


I have used my Crafter's Companion Camden Town Male CD. Lots of elements from the CD have been used to make my card including a Topper, a Topper Companion and papers from the Design Sets.


I also die cut and punched some stars from one of the papers.

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

The CD Sunday Challenge - Rock Star
Crazy 4 Challenges #297 - Include the word 'Happy'
Fairy Tale Challenge 123 - Boys + Men
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge 30 - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack Challenge 98 - 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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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Spring Curly

This is my third and final DT card for today, if you are looking for my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra card or my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge card you will find them below.

It's time for a new challenge at Paper Creator's Crafts and the theme for this challenge is Dies and/or Punches - Paper Creator products are not essential but you will gain an extra entry for using them.

I have used an adorable image from the Ultimate Kits Mega Bundle to make my card.


I love the bright colours and adorable image in this collection called Spring Curly The Mouse.


I have used Spellbinders dies to cut out the image and the frame and a Fiskars border punch for the border.  The ribbon is from my stash.

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge 257 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Moments Challenge 73 - Bingo (Die Cuts/Punches, Image, Flowers)
As You Like it Challenge - Fur or Feathers (Definitely Fur, it's not that I don't like birds, they just frighten me when they fly)

Make sure you pop over to the Paper Creator's Crafts Blog to check out the DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us for our Dies and/or Punches Challenge - you could win a fabulous £10 coupon to spend in the Paper Creator Shop, there are lots of wonderful 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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Take a Selfie

This is my second DT card today - my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra card is below and my Paper Creator DT card will be along shortly.

This is my card for the new challenge at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge. The theme is always Anything Goes - you may enter any creation on which patterned paper has been used, you are no longer required to completely cover your project with patterned paper, as long as you use some on your creation.


I have used a Studio Light kit along with some My Mind's Eye papers.  All of the edges have been inked with Distress Ink and I have popped some of the layers up with foam pads. 


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

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge 237 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft Challenge 10 - Anything Goes

Thank you for popping in today, don't forget to take a look at the Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge blog to check out the fabulous DT inspiration and join in with our Patterned Paper Challenge.

Pauline
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Christmas Mouse

It's the first of the month and this is the first of three DT posts from me today. Please pop back later and take a look at my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper DT card and my Paper Creator DT card.

This is my card for the the new challenge at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra, our theme is always 'anything goes' - you can use any materials, any techniques etc., as long as the end result is a Christmas project.


I have used the sweet image called Christmas Mouse - Ornaments kindly provided by our regular sponsor - Bugaboo. I coloured my image with ProMarkes and added glitter to his hat and 3D Crystal Lacquer to the baubles.


Bugaboo Stamps are our sponsor this challenge


They are offering $21 of digital stamps to the randomly selected winner.

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

Brown Sugar Challenge 157 - Animals
I ♥ Promarkers Challenge 280 - 3 Or More Layers
Sister Act Card Challenge 117 - Always Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspirations Challenge 85 - Christmas in July
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Make sure you pop over to the Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog and check out the fabulous DT inspiration - we would love for you to join us for our Anything Goes Christmas challenge.

Pauline
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Friday, July 31, 2015

Milestone Birthdays

I was recently commissioned to create 5 cards and 1 off the page item for Creative Cardmaking Magazine, the theme was Milestone Birthdays that showcased how to add Bling tastefully.

Unfortunately Creative Cardmaking magazine is no longer being published but my cards have been published in Simply Cards & Papercraft another publication in the same group.



This is one of those cards, I used papers from the NitWit Collections Flower Shoppe Bundled collection and computer generated the sentiment.


I die cut the sentiment using a Spellbinders Labels Twelve die and the flowers are a Marianne Design Creatables die.


I used jewelled brads and gems from my stash for the bling.

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

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks Challenge 54 - Use a Metal Embellishment
Top Tip Tuesday - Bingo (Pearls or Gems, Sentiment, Flowers)
Cut it Up Challenge 75 - Numb3rs
Shopping Our Stash Challenge 212 - Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge 95 - Anything Goes with a Twist: Make It Feminine

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, July 30, 2015

Snippets House

I've managed to make a card for this weeks Less is More Challenge, it's recipe week and we are to use snippets.

I have glued lots of little snippets to a piece of copy paper and then used a Marianne die to cut out a house - I'm still making 'I've Moved' cards for my Mum!


I have also die cut a little border from another snippet using a Lawn Fawn border die and added a little twine bow.


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

Less is More Week 234 - Snippets
Crafty Time July Callenge - Punches or Dies
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.

Pauline
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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Work!

I have another little vintage card to share today, a masculine design this time.


I have used a Studio Light kit along with some My Mind's Eye papers.  All of the edges have been inked with Distress Ink and I have added some 3D Crystal Lacquer to the embellishments.


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

Scrappy Hands Challenge 43 - Clock
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge 30 - Anything Goes
Stamps & Fun = Creativity Challenge 260 - Vintage
Through The Craft Room Door Challenge - Always 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, July 28, 2015

Flight School

Another Christmas card to share today, I used a fabulous kit from Paper Creator called Flight School - it is actually a book card kit but I used it to make a traditional card.


This fun kit has a decoupage image, so after cutting it all out I layered it up using foam pads and 3D glue.


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

Crafty Boots Challenge - Christmas in July
Not Just Cards Challenge 22 - Always Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenges #34 - 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.

Pauline
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Monday, July 27, 2015

Fishy Kisses!

It's time for our mid challenge reminder at the House-Mouse and Friends Monday challenge blog and our theme is House Mouse and a Friend, 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 fun image from Joanna Sheen's House-Mouse Just the Two of Us Decoupage Collection and papers from Joanna's House-Mouse Triple CD.


The sentiment and card candy are from Craftwork Cards and I have used Core'dinations card stock.

Our sponsors for this challenge are:


AND


Please check the challenge blog for full details.

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

Animal Friends Challenge 28 - Animals in/on the water
Brown Sugar Challenge 156 - Anything Goes
Make My Monday Challenge - Flowers

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 House Mouse and a Friend challenge.






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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Winter Wonderland

I was determined to join in with the Rudolph Days Challenge this month, so I have made this card with a Paper Creator Kit called Walking in a Winter Wonderland.


It is a jumbled pyramage image and I have layered it up using foam pads and 3D glue.


The sentiment is part of the kit and the star is a Die-namics die cut, I also added some pearls from my stash.

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

July Rudolph Days Challenge - Christmas
Creative Corner Challenge - Christmas in July
Crimbo Crackers Challenge 85 - Something Cute

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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Saturday, July 25, 2015

The Wind ...

I have a little beach themed card to share today, I have used another topper and papers from a Studio Light kit along with some additional Studio Light papers.


I have inked the edges of everything with Distress Inks to try and give my card a rustic feel.


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

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge 25 - Sun, Sea & Sand
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 321 - Wish You Were Here
Crafting By Designs Challenge - Summer Holidays
Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge - Let's Go Swimming
Ruby's Rainbow Challenge 109 - Vacation
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 143 - Water
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge 94 - Anything Goes with a twist:  A Day at the Beach

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.

Pauline
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Friday, July 24, 2015

The perfect blend!

This is my card for the new Challenge at House-Mouse and Friends Monday, it should have been posted on Monday, better late than never!

The current challenge is House Mouse and a Friend, 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 fun image from Joanna Sheen's House-Mouse Food and Drink 2 Decoupage Collection and papers from NitWit Collections.


I tried to give this one a bit of a rustic feel and used Distress Inks to ink the edges of everything.


The sentiment and flowers are also from the NitWits collection, I cut them out, inked the edges and layered them up before placing a pearl from my stash in the centres.

Our sponsors for this challenge are:


AND


Please check the challenge blog for full details.

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

Aud Sentiments Challenge 136 - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 383 - Pets
Gruffies & Guests July Challenge - Lazy Days or Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge - Bingo (Pearls, Sentiment, Flowers)

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 House Mouse and a Friend challenge.






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