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

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Day 5 of my Stampin' Up! Project Life Monochromatic Mini Series

Phew, that is a mouthful of a heading, a bit like a tongue twister lol.  So, welcome to the final day of this mini series.  I have loved making these cards and I hope you have enjoyed seeing them.  So without further adieu here is the Day 5 card.

Back to my signature use of pegs lol, it had to be done didn't it?

I used a silver Sharpie to colour the sticker from the accessory pack and placed this onto some velum. Tim Holtz Ideology stickers have also been added along with sequin from the accessory pack and a silver foil heart to embellish.

Inside the 4x3 card has been layered onto black Bazzill card stock and another heart added to embellish.

I hope you have enjoyed this mini series, I know I have.  Back tomorrow with another card, this one most likely to be full of colour lol.  Take care of you.

Pauline x

Friday, 4 September 2015

Stampin' Up! Project Life Card

Day 4 already!  How did that happen ?  Welcome, welcome to this mini series using the beautiful and elegant Love Story Project Life Collection from Stampin' Up!  I hope you are enjoying these cards as much as I have loved making them.

I have used the 6x4 and 4x3 cards and used the stickers and sequin from the accessory collection to embellish the card.

I have also used a Tim Holtz sentiment sticker from his Ideology range.  The flags and sticker were also stapled using the Stampin' Up! stapler.

The inside card has been layered onto black Bazzill card and also onto a white die cut base.  A silver foil punched heart has been added for embellishment.

If you would like to see  ,  and  click the links and this will take you directly there, or simply scroll down and find them below.  I hope to see you back tomorrow for the last day of this mini monochromatic series.  Take care of you.

Pauline x

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Mini Monochromatic Series

Hello and welcome to Day 3 of my series of 5 showing how I have used Stampin' Up!'s Project Life cards Love Story and created cards.  If you missed Day 1 and Day 2 simply scroll down, easy peasy.

Sequin and a silver embossed flag have been added from the Love Story accessory pack and a Tim Holtz sticker also.

Again I have used the 6x4 cards on the outside and 4x3 cards on the inside, this inside card has been layered onto black Bazzill card stock and then a silver foil punched heart added for embellishment.

I love black and white, elegant and a fab classic.  I hope you have loved seeing today's card and come back tomorrow for another card.  Take care of you.

Pauline x

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Day 2 Of My Monochromatic Series

Welcome to day 2 of my Stampin' Up! Project Life monochromatic series of card making.  Stampin' Up! And Becky Higgins teamed up together to make some amazing PL sets and for this mini series I am using Love Story.  Here is today's card.

I have used both the 6x4 and 4x3 cards for inside and out and added some sequin and Tim Holtz stickers to embellish.  Inside I used Smokey Slate to layer the 4x3 card and added a silver foil heart for balance and dimension.

I love this card, although a large sentiment it stays simple and classy.  I hope you have enjoyed this card.  This is Day 2 of 5, to see Day 1 scroll down to the previous blog and I hope you come back tomorrow to see Day 3.  Take care of you.

Pauline x

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Monochrome Black and White Series

Welcome to September and thank you for stopping by my blog.  Over the next 5 days I will be bringing you some black and white cards I have been making using Stampin' Up! Project Life card set Love Story.  Here is my Day 1 card.

I have used the 6x4 cards and the 4x3 cards on the inside.   I used the sequin and a silver embossed sticker from the embellishment pack and also a Tim Holtz sentiment sticker.  I added a silver foil heart inside using silver foil paper and layered the inside card using black Bazzill card stock.  

I hope you love this as much as I do and I hope to see you back here tomorrow for another card.  Take care of you.

Pauline x