Friday, 28 December 2012

Christmas Cottage

This is the Christmas card I made my Mother in Law this year, she loves Thomas Kinkade and both the decoupage image and papers are from Joanna Sheen's Thomas Kinkade CD.


I used some Gold Mirri card stock, also from Joanna Sheen and some gold ribbon from my stash.

The sentiment is two separate LOTV stamps, embossed with gold WOW embossing powder.

This is the inside of the card, you can also see the decoupage in this photograph.


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

Emergency Crafters - Winter Wishes
Raise the Bar Challenge 124 - Let it Snow
Quirky Crafts Challenge 26 - Last minute Christmas!
That Craft Place Challenge - Christmas
Craft us Crazy Challenge 33 - Merry Christmas
Sarah Hurley Challenge 75 - Christmas
Joanna Sheen Challenge - With Love at Christmas
Crafts and Me Challenge - Winter Wonderland
Papercraft Star Challenge 125 - Snow
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge 151 - Christmas, Holidays or New Year

Thank you for visiting, I hope you all have a lovely day.

Pauline
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Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Birthday Boy

This is the card I made for my son who was seventeen recently, I thought the image looked rather like his bedroom does most of the time.  I am going to enter it into this weeks CD Sunday Challenge - All about Birthdays.


I have used an image from The Best of La Pashe CD again, the image is decoupaged but you can hardly see it in the photograph.  The papers are also from the CD and everything has been layered onto some Onyx Stardream card stock from Joanna Sheen.  My sentiments have been computer generated and I have embellished with a couple of music note brads.

As usual I have decorated the inside of my card, this time I have used the same papers but in a different colour, I was going to use this colour on the front to start with but changed my mind and rather than waste them I used them on the inside.


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

The CD Sunday Challenge - All about Birthdays
Here Come the Boys Challenge 42 - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Monthly Challenge - Celebration
My Heart Pieces Challenge - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey Challenge - Anything Goes
Divas by Design Challenge 66 - Anything Goes
The Little Red Wagon Challenge 165 - Boxing Day (include a box or a square)

I hope everyone is enjoying the Christmas break, I work quite hard on Christmas day as both my family and my husband's family come to us for the day, Boxing Day is my day of rest when everyone looks after me, so I decided to do a bit of crafting while the boys play their new games.

Thank you so much for calling, please pop back again soon.

Pauline
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Monday, 24 December 2012

Today's the Day

It's time for a new challenge at Whoopsi Daisy and it's Team A's turn to provide the inspiration. Our theme for the week is - CELEBRATE - it can be New Year, Christmas, Birthday, Wedding anything you like just as long as you can celebrate it!

I've used one of Linnies gorgeous new coloured  images from the Whoopsi Daisy Digi Shop for my card this week.


I have followed the sketch from The Sweet Stop.  The two sentiments and the outside of the flowers have been embossed with WOW embossing powder and my papers are from Docrafts.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

As usual I have decorated the inside of my card using the same papers and design.


Card Recipe:

Image:  Whoopsi Daisy - Sheet 394
Papers:  Docrafts - Papermaina Lucy Cromwell Designstax
Card Stock:  Dies to Die For - Kraft
Tools:  Spellbinders - Scalloped Circle, Standard Circle, X-Cut - Border punch,
Embellishments:  flowers. WOW embossing powder and pearls from stash
Sentiment:  LOTV - Simply Sophisticated

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

The Sweet Stop Challenge 190 - Sketch
Sweet 'n Sassy Challenge 85 - Favourite Colour (Pink)
Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge 24 - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time - Use a Digi
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe 103 - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Use any sentiment
Delightful Challenge - Anything Goes
DYSU Challenge 103 - Anything Goes
In the Pink Challenge - Pink and Pearlie!
PaperPlay Challenge Week 51 & 52 - Out with the Old/In with the New (old papers, new digi stamp)

Make sure you pop over to the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Blog, take a look at the DT inspiration and join in with this weeks CELEBRATE challenge but don't forget you can also enter an ANYTHING GOES WITH A WHOOPSI DAISY IMAGE project.

I would like to wish all of my followers and visitors a very MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Thank you so much for calling today, I hope you enjoyed your visit.

Pauline
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Sunday, 23 December 2012

BOXING DAY SALE


BOXING DAY SALE

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Make sure you pop over and grab yourself a bargain!

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Christmas Bear

This is my card for this weeks CD Sunday Challenge - Teddy Bears, I think I'm probably going to give it to my eldest son's girlfriends family.



I have used my The Best of La Pashe CD again, the image is decoupaged but you can hardly see it in the photograph.  The holly embellishment is from one of the other images on the CD and has also been decoupaged..

As usual I have decorated the inside of my card, it is quite simple as I did not use any design  papers for this card.


Card Recipe

Image:  La Pashe - The Best Of La Pashe CD
Card Stock:  White - Crafter's Companion, Red from stash
Tools:  Crafter's Companion - Die'sire Embossalicious folder,
Spellbinders - Classic Square (inside card)
Sentiment:  from stash

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

The CD Sunday Challenge - Teddy Bears
Come and Get It Challenge - Anything Christmas
Dream Valley Challenge 47 - Christmas
Thank you so much for calling, please pop back again soon.

Pauline
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Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Happy Birthday Matt

My eldest son is seventeen today, he was due to be born on Christmas Eve but there was no way I was going to be in hospital over Christmas so we went to see Mel Gibson's Braveheart at the Cinema and that seemed to get things moving - he was born the next day!

This is the card that I made for my younger son to give him, actually it was the one that I made for me and his dad to give him, but Laurence somehow managed to write in the wrong one:


Quite a simple card, but I often find these more difficult to make as you don't have the opportunity to cover up any mistakes.  As usual I have decorated the inside of my card as well:


Card Recipe:

Papers:   Echo Park - So Happy Together
Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools:  Spellbinders - Standard Circle and Classic Square (inside card),
X-Cut Star Die
Sentiment:  Simon Says Stamp - Monthly Card Kit

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

Polka Doodles Week 50 - Birthday at Christmas/Young Adult (this qualifies for both)
Papelitos Challenge 24 - Anything Goes

Well, that's about it from me today, Matt will be home from college soon and I'm cooking him a his favourite dinner - Roast Chicken.  Thank you for calling, I hope to see you again soon.

Pauline
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Sunday, 16 December 2012

Good Friends

Good Morning everyone, it's time for the last ever challenge at The Crafty Pad, Debbie has decided to close The Crafty Pad Designs Shop and so the Challenge Blog will also be closing.  The theme for our last challenge is - FRIENDSHIP/KEEP IN TOUCH so please take the time to join us this week and share in our final goodbyes.

This is my card, made using my favourite Crafty Pad Image - Dress Form Trio:


My papers are Hot Off the Press and I have inked all of the edges with distress inks.  Full details of what I have used are listed below:

My card has been decorated on the inside with matching papers and layout:


Card Recipe:

Papers:  Hot Off the Press - Nonna's Garden Paper Pack
Card Stock:  Dies to Die For - Kraft
Tools:  Spellbinders - Floral Oval, Fiskars edge punch
Embellishments:  ribbon, flowers and pearls from stash
Sentiment:  Creative Expressions - Antique Dressforms

Our Sponsor for our last ever challenge is the fabulous Joanna Sheen


and the prize is £10 to spend in her online shop

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

Crafty Creations Challenge 200 - Wise Words
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge 28 - Recipe
Mema's Crafts December Challenge - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge 62 - Anything Goes and Ribbon
Papercraft Junkies Challenge 6 - Bingo (Ribbon, Pearls, Pink)
Simon Says Stamp - What's Your Favourite?  - Dress Form Trio Image
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Sparkles Monthly Challenge 39 - Anything Goes
ATC's & Cards with Attitude Challenge 29 - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations Challenge 19 - Anything Goes

Make sure you pop over the The Craft Pad Challenge Blog, check out the DT projects - the whole team is playing along this last time and make sure you join us for our FRIENDSHIP/KEEP IN TOUCH Challenge.

The Crafty Pad Designs Shop will remain open for purchases until officially closing on 7th January 2012 and there is currently a 25% Sale so make sure you pop over and take a look.

Thank you for calling today, I hope you are having a great weekend.

Pauline
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Friday, 14 December 2012

Christmas Scene

This is my entry for this weeks CD Sunday Challenge - Frosty Days, I was so busy I missed last weeks challenge, but I've managed to join in this week.

I have made these cards for my two immediate neighbours, we are lucky to have brilliant neighbours - something I am very thankful for.


Both cards have been made using the same image from my The Best of La Pashe CD, I have just decoupaged the holly and ivy a little differently on each.



Card Recipe

Image:  La Pashe - The Best Of La Pashe CD
Card Stock:  White - Crafter's Companion, Silver from stash
Tools:  Crafter's Companion - Die'sire Embossalicious folder
Sentiment:  from stash

I would like to enter these cards into the following challenges:

Card Crafter's Circle Challenge 53 - Red, White and Green
Little Scrap Pieces Challenge 21 - I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas
The Paper Shelter - Two of Anything
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 106 - Something New (New CD and Embossing folder)
The Perfect Sentiment Challenge 59 - Anything Goes with Christmas
Charisma Cardz Challenge 49 - Christmas Makes
Pixie Dust Studio Challenge - Christmas - Traditional Colours

Thank you so much for calling, please pop back again soon.

Pauline
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Wednesday, 12 December 2012

All I want for Christmas ...

Well it's Wednesday afternoon again and that means it's time for a new challenge at Crafting for all Seasons and our theme this time is 'GREEN AND RED PLUS SPARKLES/GLITTER', you have four weeks to complete your projects this time, our next challenge will be on Wednesday 9th January 2013.

We have three great sponsors for this challenge:

Bugaboo - 7 digital images
Some Odd Girl - 3 digital images
and
A Day for Daisies - $12 gift certificate

I have decided to use the fun Bugaboo image: Stella Christmas - Boy List, I love these fun images and I know just who is going to receive this Christmas card.


My papers are Bearly Mine Designs and the corrugated card, button, ribbon and twine are all from my stash.  The tag shape is a Die'sire Scalloped Tag die and my Sparkles/Glitter element consists of stickles on her hat and the glittery button.

I have decorated the inside of my card to complement the front using the same layout and papers.


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

Pretty Little Ribbon Shop December Challenge 17 - It's Christmas!
Creative Craft Challenge - Humorous
LEJ Designs Challenge 33 - Sentimental
Paper Crafting Journey - Christmas Projects
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge 69 - Red, Green and Choice
Songbird Challenge 10 - Merry Christmas Everybody
Dream Valley Challenge 47 - Christmas
Joanna Sheen Challenge - With Love at Christmas
Cupcake Craft Challenge 222 - Merry Christmas
Oldie But A Goodie Challenge - Use a Sponsor's Image (Bugaboo - corrugated card, button and ribbon all over 6 months old)

Make sure you pop over to the Crafting for all Seasons Challenge Blog and check out the DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us for our month long 'GREEN AND RED PLUS SPARKLES/GLITTER' challenge.

Thank you for calling this afternoon, please come back and visit again soon.

Pauline
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Tuesday, 11 December 2012

1 Today

Good morning, I hope everyone is well and enjoying the new week. We have a new challenge for you at Bearly Mine Designs and this week the theme is everyone's favourite - ANYTHING GOES.

My image is from The Digi Stamp Boutique and the papers are Bearly Mine Designs - Spring Delights and Gingham.  I thought I'd have a change from making Christmas cards for a little while so I've made a child's birthday card.


I have decorated the inside of my card using the same papers and layout as the front:


CARD RECIPE:

Image:  Digi Stamp Boutique
Papers:  Bearly Mine Designs - Spring Delights and Gingham
Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools:   Spellbinders - Standard Square
Embellishments:  flowers and card candy from stash

Our Sponsor this week is

The Paper Shelter



$20 Gift Certificate

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

Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Ready Teddy Go Challenge 17 - Clean & Simple
Pan Pastel Challenge 48 - Song or Carol Title (One - U2)

Make sure you visit the Bearly Mine Challenge Blog to take a look at the DT inspiration and join in with this weeks 'ANYTHING GOES' challenge.

Thank you for visiting today, please pop in again soon.

Pauline
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Monday, 10 December 2012

Reflections

I can't believe how quickly the time goes, it's time for another challenge over at Ooh La La Creations.   Our theme this fortnight is - Reflections - I have to admit I did struggle with this theme for a while, but as soon as I had a look at my Carnival of Colour CD I was spoiled for choice, eventually I decided to use the 'A Little Piece of Heaven' image - I certainly wouldn't mind being there at the moment, it's freezing here!


The image and matching papers are all from the CD, full details of everything I have used are listed blow.

As usual I have decorated the inside of my card using the same papers and layout.


Card Recipe:

Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools:  X-cut - Scalloped border punch, Spellbinders - Classic Rectangle (inside card)
Embellishments:  ribbon and pearls from stash
Sentiment - from stash

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


Make sure your pop over the the Ooh La La Creations Challenge Blog and check out the DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us for our 'Reflections' 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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Vintage Beauty

It's time for a new challenge at Whoopsi Daisy and it's Team A's turn to provide the inspiration. Our theme for the week is - USE UP YOUR STASH - it can be a Christmas card, a Birthday card or anything you like just as long as you use some of your stash and tell us what you have used.

I've used one of Linnies gorgeous new vintage images from the Whoopsi Daisy Digi Shop for my card this week.


I absolutely adore this image - she is available coloured and non coloured, perfect for when you want to take some time and colour your image and also for those quick cards that you need to make in a hurry. My stash items are my papers, card stock, ribbon and pearls.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

As usual I have decorated the inside of my card using the same papers and design.


Card Recipe:

Image:  Whoopsi Daisy - Sheet 409
Papers:  Prima - Sun Kiss Collection
Card Stock:  Create and Craft
Tools:  Spellbinders - Labels Eighteen, Martha Stewart - Edge punch,
Punch Bunch - Flower punches
Embellishments:  ribbon, flowers, leaves and pearls from stash
Sentiment:  LOTV - Vintage Labels

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

ABC Challenge - C for Clear it Out (papers, card stock, ribbon and pearls)
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Dies and/or Punches
Alphabet Challenge - V for Vintage
Card Makin' Mamas - Silver and/or Gold
Stampin' with the Dragon - Anything Goes
Sassy Studio Designs Challenge 154 - Celebrations
Willow Sketchie Challenge - Sketch and/or Vintage
That Craft Place - Recipe Challenge - 1 image, 2 Papers, 3 Colours (yellow, green, gold), 4 embellishments (flowers, leaves, pearls, ribbon)

Make sure you pop over to the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Blog, take a look at the DT inspiration and join in with this weeks USE UP YOUR STASH challenge but don't forget you can also enter an ANYTHING GOES WITH A WHOOPSI DAISY IMAGE project.

Thank you so much for calling today, I hope you enjoyed your visit.

Pauline
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Sunday, 9 December 2012

Carl the Snowman

Good Morning everyone, it's time for a new Challenge over at The Crafty Pad, and this week we have a CHRISTMAS RECIPE for you, these are the ingredients::

3 Snowflakes
2 Ribbons
and
1 Sentiment 

This is my card, made using an image from our sponsor for this week Robyn's Fetish:



I forgot about the recipe when I was making my card and had a bit of a panic trying to decide how to incorporate 2 ribbons but I got there in the end.

I have decorated the inside of my card using the same papers and layout as the front:



Card Recipe:

Papers:  Bearly Mine Designs - Christmas Wishes
Card Stock:  Dies to Die For - Kraft
Tools:  Spellbinders - Create-A-Flake and Classic Square (inside card)
Embellishments:  ribbon and pearls from stash
Sentiment:  LOTV - Christmas Grungy Messages

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

Crafty Sentiments Challenge - Snowmen or Ladies
Everybody-Art-Challenge 216 - Christmas
LEJ Designs Challenge 32 - Countdown to Christmas
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 126 - White Christmas
I Love ProMarkers Challenge 146 - Anything Goes
The Perfect Sentiment Challenge 58 - Let it Snow
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Snowflakes
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge 119 - Snowmen
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenge 54 - Anything goes so long as it's Festive!
Oldie But A Goodie Challenge - Let it snow (card stock, ribbon an pearls all over 6 months old)

Make sure you pop over the The Craft Pad Challenge Blog, check out the DT projects and join us for our CHRISTMAS RECIPE Challenge.

Thank you for calling today, I hope you are having a great weekend.

Pauline
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Saturday, 8 December 2012

BEARLY MINE DESIGNS - STORE WIDE SAVINGS


CHRISTMAS SALE

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Make sure you pop over and grab yourself a bargain!

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Baggy Jumper!

I'm so excited, this is my first post as a Design Team member for Forever Friends, I just love these cute little bears.  I have joined the Monthly Challenge DT and our theme for December is 'Christmas Cards', I'm sure you still need to make a few - I know I certainly do.

This is my card, my youngest son decided he wanted it to give to his big brother, hence the sentiment - Matt always wears big baggy jumpers so I can see why Laurence thought it would be ideal for him.


It's quite a simple card really, I printed the image several times and decoupaged it, I bet that's a surprise to those of you who know me.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

I have decorated the inside of my card using the same design and papers as the front:


Card Recipe:

Image and Papers:  Docrafts - Forever Friends Collector's Edition CD
Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations, corrugated card from stash
Tools:  Spellbinders - Standard Circle and Scalloped Circle, X-cut - Star die
Embellishments:  buttons and raffia from stash
Sentiment:  Basic Grey - alphabet stickers

We have two fab sponsors this month, the sponsor for the randomly picked winner is::



Prize - $10 voucher to spend in their store

and The Forever Friends Favourite is sponsored by:



Prize - 4 digital images

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

Digital Tuesday Challenge 189 - Non Traditional Christmas
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 150 - Not a Traditional Christmas
Shopping Our Stash Challenge 80 - Winter Holiday or Snow/Winter (corrugated card, buttons, raffia all old stash)

Make sure you pop over to the Forever Friends Challenge Blog and take a look at the fabulous DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us for this months 'Christmas Cards' challenge.  Whilst you are there you still have time to join our special Christmas Give-Away Prize Draw


There are three wonderful prizes but you need to be quick because the Give-Away ends on Saturday 8th December at 11:59 GMT.

Thank you for joining me 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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Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Forest Friends

Just a very quick post from me this evening, I must apologise to everyone for being such a bad blogger at the moment, I'm just so busy with Craft Fairs and the Children's Christmas activities are all in full swing already.  This is the card I made for my Mum and Dad for their Wedding Anniversary:


This is an 8 x 8 inch card, I don't make many of those these days.  Both Mum and Dad love nature so I chose this lovely squirrel decoupage from Joanna Sheen's Giordano Forest Friends Collection.  The papers are from one of Joanna's CD's - I don't know which one as they were already printed out. Everything has been layered onto some bronze card stock and the leaf embellishments were cut using a Cheery Lynn Designs Small Leaves die.  I added some pearls and ribbon from my stash and a computer generated sentiment cut out with a Spellbinders Labels Four die.

As always I have decorated the inside of my card to complement the front:


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

The Crazy Challenge 133 - Autumn Colours
Card Mania Challenge 9 - Wedding/Anniversary
Crafty Ann's Challenge 79 - Birds and/or Animals
The Corrosive Challenge 163 - Anything Goes
Gingerloft Challenge 53 - Leaves

Thank you for popping by this evening, please call back again soon.

Pauline
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Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Birthday Wishes for You

Well it's Wednesday afternoon again and that means it's time for a new challenge at Crafting for all Seasons and our theme this fortnight is 'USE FLOWERS'.

We have three great sponsors for this challenge:


I have decided to use the beautiful 'Nevaeh' image from Saturated Canary  I rarely use Saturated Canary images because I feel I cannot do justice to the gorgeous hair - my colouring skills need much more practice - I feel a New Years Resolution forming here!


I have followed the sketch from the Saturated Canary Challenge, coloured her with ProMarkers and my papers are one of the Nitwit Collections, I had printed them out ages ago and found them when sorting out my Craft Room (which is still ongoing).  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

I have decorated the inside of my card to complement the front using the same layout and papers but I'm afraid there is no photograph today as I just couldn't get one that was good enough to show - for some reason the colours were not coming out true.
Card Recipe:

Image:  Saturated Canary - Nevaeh
Papers:  Nitwit Collections
Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools:  Spellbinders - Floral Oval, Whimsy Stamps - corner die,  Marianne Creatables - flourish die, X-Cut - border punch (inside card)
Embellishments:  ribbon, lace, flowers and pearl heart from stash
Sentiment:  LOTV

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

Saturated Canary Challenge 31 - Lou's Sketch
Digital Tuesday Challenge 188 - Girly
Crafts and Me Challenge 112 - Ribbon or Trim
I Love ProMarkers Challenge 145 - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge 234 - Girly Cards
Ladybug Crafts Challenge 3 - Monochrome/Tonal
The Ribbon Girl November Colour Challenge - Lavender Hues
Sweet Stampin' - Flowers
Papelitos Challenge 21 - Girls
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 125 - Lots of Layers

Make sure you pop over to the Crafting for all Seasons Challenge Blog and check out the DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us for our 'ADD FLOWERS' challenge.

Thank you for calling this afternoon, please come back and visit again soon.

Pauline
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Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Music Bear

Good morning, I hope everyone is well and enjoying the new week. We have a new challenge for you at Bearly Mine Designs and this week the theme is - BLUE AND SILVER.

My decoupage image is from The Best of La Pashe Decoupage CD ROM and the papers are Bearly Mine Designs - Christmas Wishes.  This is going to be my youngest sons Christmas card - he loves music and bears - I would normally put his name on the front but it just didn't look right no matter where I put it, so I will just write on the inside.


I have die cut the stars from corrugated card - I just love the texture and look you get from this, the little star buttons have been hiding in my stash for ages.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

I have decorated the inside of my card using the same papers and layout as the front:


CARD RECIPE:

Image:  The Best of La Pashe Decoupage CD ROM
Papers:  Bearly Mine Designs - Christmas Wishes
Card Stock:  Create and Craft
Tools:  EK Success - Postage Stamp Punch, X-cut - star die
Spellbinders - Standard Square (inside card)
Embellishments:  buttons and twine from stash

Our Sponsor this week is

Marianne Design


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

By the Cute and Girly November Challenge - Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Willow Sketchie Challenge - Sketch and/or Blue, Silver, White
Deep Ocean Challenge 39 - Pastel Colours
Daring Card Makers Challenge - Twinkle, twinkle
Songbird Challenge 9 - Deeper Shade of Blue
Natalie and Amy's Challenge - Favourite Colour Combination (blue and silver/white)
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge 100 - For Someone Special (my youngest son)
Dream Valley Challenge 46 - Non-Traditional Christmas

Make sure you visit the Bearly Mine Challenge Blog to take a look at the DT inspiration and join in with this weeks 'BLUE AND SILVER' challenge.

Thank you for visiting today, please pop in again soon.

Pauline
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Monday, 26 November 2012

Beautiful Dots

I can't believe how quickly the time goes, this is my second post as a Design Team member for Ooh La La Creations.   Our challenge this fortnight is - Seeing Spots and Dots - as soon as I saw the theme I knew that I would use one of my favourite Ooh La La Creations CD's - All Dressed Up, the images on this CD are ideal for teenage girls and there are also some for the boys!


The image and matching papers are from the CD and the dotty paper is Bearly Mine Designs.  Full details of everything I have used are listed blow.

As usual I have decorated the inside using the same papers and layout.


Card Recipe:

Papers:  Patterned - Ooh La La Creations - All Dressed Up CD, Dotty - Bearly Mine Designs
Card Stock:  Craftie-Charlie - Bazzill Basics
Tools:  X-cut - Scalloped border punch, Woodware - corner punch
Spellbinders - Ribbon Tag and Classic Rectangle (inside card)
Embellishments:  ribbon, flowers and gems from stash
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat

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

Allsorts Challenge Week 182 - Bring on the Bling
Inky Impressions Challenge 86 - Make it Girly
The Paper Shelter Challenge 91 - Birthdays
Moving Along with the Times - Let's go Dotty
Little Scrap Pieces Challenge - Fun "Black" Friday
One Stitch At A Time Challenge 141 - Fabric, ribbon or lace
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Anything Goes excluding Christmas
Cupcake Craft Challenge 22 - Black, White, Plus One...
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 148 - Birthdays and Three (three different papers, 3 different embellishments - flowers, ribbon, gems)

Make sure your pop over the the Ooh La La Creations Challenge Blog and check out the DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us for our 'Seeing Spots and Dots' 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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Fairy Wishes

It's time for a new challenge at Whoopsi Daisy and it's Team A's turn to provide the inspiration. Our theme for the week is - USE A DIGI - it can be a Christmas card like mine, or a Birthday card, or anything you like just as long as you use a digital image.

I've used one of the gorgeous Fairy images from the Daisy & Friends at Christmas CD for my card this week.


I absolutely adore the gorgeous Fairy and Angel images on this CD.  I followed the sketch over at Sketch and Stash this week and used papers from Basic Grey.  I cut the snowflakes out of corrugated Kraft card stock with my Tim Holtz Snow Flurries Die, I love the texture this gives them.  I have decoupaged the image and also added 3D Crystal Lacquer and Ice Stickles to her.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

As usual I have decorated the inside of my card using the same papers and design.


Card Recipe:

Papers:  Basic Grey - Aspen Frost
Card Stock:  Dies to Die For - Kraft
Tools:  Tim Holtz - Snow Flurries Die, Woodware - Corner Punch,
Spellbinders - Classic Rectangle (inside card)
Embellishments:  ribbon, gems and ice stickles from stash
Sentiment:  recycled from an old Christmas card

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

Craft Room Challenge - Punches and die-cuts
Creative Card Crew Challenge 24 - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge 197 - Christmas is Coming
Divas by Design Challenge 62 - Use 2 or more Patterned papers
Let's Craft and Create Challenge 58 - Getting ready for Christmas
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 244 - Girls Only!
Ladybug Crafts Challenge - Snowflakes (die cut snowflake embellishments/snowflake papers)
Desert Islands Crafts Challenge 42 - 1. Christmas, 2. Green/Red, 6. Sparkle (gems/ice stickles), 7. Kraft
Sketch N Stash Challenge - Sketch 101 (old stash - ribbon, gems, sentment - New stash - Basic Grey papers)

Make sure you pop over to the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Blog, take a look at the DT inspiration and join in with this weeks USE A DIGI challenge but don't forget you can also enter an ANYTHING GOES WITH A WHOOPSI DAISY IMAGE project.

Thank you so much for calling today, I hope you enjoyed your visit.

Pauline
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Sunday, 25 November 2012

Christmas Robin

This is my fourth and final week as Guest Designer for the CD Sunday Challenge and our theme this week is 'Inspired by Nature'.  I would like to thank the CD Sunday Team for inviting me to Guest Design for them, I have thoroughly enjoyed the month I have spent with them.

I have used an image and papers from my Joanna Sheen - The Jayne Netley Mayhew Collection Part 2 CD.  I use this image every year on a Christmas card, I love it so much.  It is not actually a decoupage image on the CD so I print it out multiple times and make my own.


I have decorated the inside of my card using the same layout and papers along with a small image that is actually on the backing papers.


Card Recipe:

Image and Papers:  Joanna Sheen - The Jayne Netley Mayhew Collection
Part 2
Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools:  Spellbinders -  Twisted Metal Tags and Accents and Classic Square (inside card)
Embellishments:  Card Candy from stash
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat - Handwritten Christmas Greetings

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

Whimsy Stamps Challenge 53 - Traditional Christmas Colours
Creative Card Crew Challenge 24 - Anything Goes
Crafty Ann's Challenge 79 - Birds and/or Animals
Delicious Doodles Challenge 12 - Something That Flies
Card and Scrap Challenge 43 - Christmas
Christmas Crafting Challenge 16 - Decoupage
Party Time Tuesday's Challenge 95 - Colour/Picture Challenge (I was inspired by the red and the bird)
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge 196 - Make a card or project that makes you feel Happy!
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge 85 - Inspiration from a song (When The Red Red Robin Comes Bob Bob Bobbin' Along)

Thank you for joining me today, please pop over to The CD Sunday Challenge Blog and have a look at the DT inspiration, we would love for you to join in with our 'Inspired by Nature' Challenge this week.  All you need to do is use something from a CD - even if only a small piece of paper or embellishment and make sure you give credit to the CD you have used.

I hope you are all having a fab weekend.

Pauline
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Snowman Couple

Good Morning everyone, it's time for a new Challenge over at The Crafty Pad, it was my turn to choose the theme this week and I decided to challenge myself and have chosen - Add Some Glitter - it can be anything you like as long as we can see some glitter.

Those of you who know me will be aware that I don't often use glitter, the occasional stickles and that's about it.  Well I remembered why that was when making my card - I managed to get glitter absolutely everywhere, you've never seen such a mess!  My image is The Crafty Pad - Snowman Couple - don't they just look jolly.



I've gone for a silver and white theme with just the splash of blue ProMarker on their hats, gloves and scarves.  The silver is mainly glitter, I'm amazed any managed to get on the card there was so much all over me and my craft room.  I sponged a little background for my snowman couple with distress ink and then embossed some snowflakes onto it, you can just about see it behind them.  I then layered my die cut trees and snowman couple on top of it.  The snowflakes and stars are from my stash and I cut the sentiment from one of last years Christmas cards.

I didn't quite know what to do to decorate the inside of my card because I had not used any designer papers so I kept it very simple using the square that I had die cut from the front of my card and some silver mirror card.



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

2 Sisters Challenge 119 - Winter Wonderland
Challenge up your life Challenge 83  - 1st Snow
Creatalicious Challenge 40 - Winter
Scrap It Girl November Challenge - Tree
Sparkles Monthly Challenge 38 - Christmas is coming
Crafty Catz Challenge 160 - Snowflakes - Stars - Sentiment
Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge 93 - Christmas
PanPastel Challenge 46 - Frosty and Bright
Stamptacular Sunday 191 - Winter Bliss (I created my scene using a digi stamp, die cut trees, embossed and inked background)
Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge 22 - Use some Texture (embossed snowflakes on background and lots of glitter)

Make sure you pop over the The Craft Pad Challenge blog, check out the DT projects and join us for our 'Add Some Glitter' Challenge.

Thank you for calling today, I hope you are having a great weekend.

Pauline
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Friday, 23 November 2012

Bearly Mine Designs - Black Friday Sale

Make sure you pop over to Bearly Mine Designs and bag yourself a bargain.


Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Liebster Blog Award

My lovely blog friend Arty Andrea has very kindly presented me with the Liebster Award, thank you so much Andrea for your generosity and kind words.


To keep this award alive and thriving I have to choose five people who inspire me and pass it on to them.  It is so difficult to choose just five, but eventually I have chosen the following blog friends, all of whom inspire and encourage me with their creativity, company, kind comments and support:

Andrea - KandA Creative Moments Blog
Betty - Betty's Crafty Place
Jane - cutecrittercards
Michelle - The Messy Barn
Rachel - Fisher's Cards and Crafts

I have copied this explanation directly from Andrea's blog as I did not want to get the rules wrong:

“Liebster is a German word meaning "Beloved," “Favourite," or "Dearest. "This award is a peer to peer award in which fellow bloggers present the award to their favourite blogger with less than 200 followers.”

Rules.
*Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog.
*Post the award on your blog.
*Give the award to five bloggers who appreciate, and have less than 200 followers.
* Leave a comment on their blog to let them know you have given them this awesome award!

Do keep this going and show your appreciation for other bloggers out there who deserve this award.

If you have already received this award and passed it on, then you have already ensured its continuity.

If you feel able, please pass this award on to five blog friends who encourage and inspire you.

Pauline
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