Sunday, 18 October 2015

Home Decor

Sorry I have been MIA for a while.  Life is very busy right now and I have been very ill so when I get home from work I'm exhausted. 

That said I have made a couple of gifts for my daughter's partner. 

He has a couple of gorgeous dogs who he adores. So these gifts he truly lives. 

I'm also about to begin a new endeavour in my life; I'm going to train in Bowen Therapy. So I have been busy moving my spaces around at home so I can have a therapy table in place for my Guinea-pigs, I mean clients lol. Well not paying clients just yet, it's me who should be paying them for letting me practice on them.  So I made a frame for myself too 

I hope you are all busy with your Halloween and Christmas crafting. 

Take care of you. 

Pauline x 

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Mini Album

Today I have made a mini album using the Urban Market collection from Teresa Collins.  This is a Christmas present for my daughter.  She doesn't follow my blog so I'm pretty safe lol.  I used an IKEA frame and some metal clips from my stash.

My beautiful daughter.

Die-namics Pierced Tag.

I have only placed some photos inside.  The rest has been left blank for her to pick her favourite photos and will be put in later.

Lots of layering.

Tim Holtz Ideaology stickers.

Sizzix Basic Shapes die for the butterfly.

Stampin' Up! mini stapler, my new fav toy.

Project Life die from Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! Vintage Faceted Button.

Stampin' Up! Butterfly punch.  Lots of layers.

I am in love with this.  I almost want to keep it for myself but I know my daughter will love it too.

Take care of you.

Pauline x

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Pals Paper Arts Weekly Challenge

Today is the first day in what seems forever I have had a chance to participate in blogs and get some card making done.  I fear I have lost my mojo a bit as I have had 6 weeks of awful back/sciatic pain but good strong painkillers and some Bowen therapy is helping sort me out.

The blogs I follow and participate in work so hard and despite fearing I'm off my game I still want to enter to ensure a good response and to be supportive.   Here is what I have made.

I used A Wink Of Stella on the pegs and the White Perfect Accents, which have been coloured gold with a Sharpie to add some subtle sparkly glitter.

Why not head over to the PPA blog HERE and check out some more goodies made for PPA266..

Take care of you.

Pauline x

Monday, 14 September 2015

MFT Stamp Sketch Challenge

For this week's MFT sketch challenge I used my new goodies, Happy Birthday background stamp and the newly released Brick Wall Cover-Up background die and the Label Maker Sentiments stamp. 

I used Pink Pirouette card and ink from Stampin' Up! and the stitched die from Blueprints 15 Die-namics set.   Next I die cut the Brick Wall using white card and tore by hand this into a rough square shape leaving a couple of the brick inserts in the wall for effect.  This was adhered using thin strips of double sided foam to the card. 

made flags for the sentiments and a coordinating black paper and stapled this before using foam dots to create layering.

A Bold Butterfly was die cut from card from my stash and rhinestones and black dots to embellish.  

Why not head over to the MFTstamp blog and check out other folks entries. Click the link - MFT Sketch Challenge

Take care of you. 

Pauline x

One For The Boys

I don't often make cards for boys as I'm sure you realise I have a thing for butterflies but today I made an exception lol.

I think he is pretty cute and am sure some little boy would love to receive this card. 

Take care of you. 

Pauline x

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Two Challenges In One

Today's card I made for two challenges this week, the TGIF challenge and the MFT sketch challenge.  I usually aim for one challenge one card but this week I have been struggling with my chronic back pain and have been struggling to get about.  So hope you forgive my tardiness.

I used Basic Black card stock and stamped 'love' from the Watercolor Wishes stamp set from Stampin' Up! in VersaMark then clear heat embossed them.  This was then die cut using the large stitched die from the Blueprints 15 set. 

Using a pierced tag I die cut Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder tags. I then die cut from the Hello You framelits set a "you" and adhered this partially onto the tags.  I used the Bitty star punch and gold glimmer paper to create some glimmer and balance. The enamel dot, flash and peg are from my stash. 

Why not head over to the TGIF challenges blog and the MFT Sketch challenge blog and check out what other folk have been making. 

Take card of you. 

Pauline x

Monday, 7 September 2015

Colour Q Challenge

Today's card has been made for this week's Colour Q challenge.

I started with the new Stampin' Up! thicker white card for card bases.  I then die cut using the Flower Flair die set one of the larger flowers in the Rich Razzleberry.  I then cut into this to make more defined petals cutting some wedges out around the flower.   I then used the thinner centre die in Rich Razzleberry again I layered this onto the larger flower.

Using the dotty stamp from the Perfect Pennant stamp set I stamped using Wisteria Wonder then using the smaller centre die from the Flower Flair set and raised it on a foam dot layered it onto the flower centre.  I then used one of the Antique Faceted button and a Glue Dot to adhere this.

I stamped the tag in Wisteria Wonder using Pinstripe from My Favorite Things and die cut this using a Pierced Tag die from Die-namics.  I layered black Bazzill card behind. The fern leave is Pool Party and I used the Bouquet Bigz die to make this.   The 'hello' is also black Bazzill card die cut using the Hello You set from SU. 

Inside is a die cut stitched mat and more of the die cut centres I used for the flower on the front, one each in Wisteria Wonder, Rich Razzleberry and Blackberry Bliss.  Rhinestones have been added to embellish and a Rich Razzleberry Candy Dot. 

Why not head over to the Colour Q blog HERE and see some other great inspirational cards. 

Take care of you. 

Pauline x

Christmas Table Gifts

Today I have another Christmas Table gift set.  All these products are from Stampin' Up!

Here are the gold and Cherry Cobbler boxes.

I have used the Tiny Treat Boxes, which are a lovely Kraft card.

The gifts for inside are handmade enamel wine glass charms and a keyring.

Here are the silver and Cherry Cobbler boxes.

There are heat embossed sequin, stamp from My Favorite Things, on the front and on the tag either in gold or silver.

Each set of 6 will have a variety of enamel wine glass charms.  Thes are gorgeous.

I hope you have enjoyed this and hope to see you back here again soon.  Take care of you.

Pauline x

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Christmas Preparations

Its not even October and I am already being asked about Christmas crafts. So today I made some alternative crackers using some of Stampin' Up! Kraft paper from last year and the Curvy Keepsake Box die.

Wine glass charms inside I have made myself too.  

Kraft bows made with the SU Bow Builder punch paired with a flag, Kraft tag and a gingle bell. 

I am making up packs to sell. 

Here is what will be inside each of the packs, they make 5 boxes. 

Thanks for dropping by. Take care of you. 

Pauline x