Thursday, September 10, 2015

Giveaway Time

As most of you will know I recently had two sets of cards published in Making Cards magazine - when you contribute to a magazine you are sent a complementary copy and as I already subscribe to Making Cards magazine I have an unopened copy of the August edition to give away.


along with these fabulous free papers:



I also had some cards published in Creative Stamping Magazine and have a set of the free stamps from the current issue to give away.


If you would like to win either the magazine with free papers or the stamp set 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 giveaway will remain open until 8am on 10th September when I will use RANDOM.ORG to choose two winners.

Thank you for taking part and good luck.

Pauline
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Friday, August 28, 2015

Sunflowers and Nasturtiums

This card was made using an image and papers from the Ooh La La Creations Paula Oakley Collection.


The sentiment is also from the CD, I added some blue card stock and some ribbon from my stash.


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

Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Birthday Wishes
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge 151- Happy Birthday
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - 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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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Blue Christmas

This is my card for the August Rudolph Days Challenge, I have used the Crafter's Companion Romany Christmas CD.


I love the rustic textile papers on this CD and decided to use just those along with a tag for my card.


Everything on my card is from the CD with the exception of the ribbon, I also used the verse writer, an insert and another paper to decorate the inside of my card.


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

August Rudolph Days Challenge - Anything Christmas
Creative Card Crew Challenge 94 - Lace
That Craft Place Challenge -  Blue
A Snowflakes Promise Challenge 4 - Winter or Christmas Themed

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, August 25, 2015

A Baby Girl

I'm sharing another Paper Creator Baby card today, I have used the Pink Baby Bear kit and made a CAS card this time.


The sentiment is from Pink Petticoat and I have just added a little pink card stock and some pink enamel dots.


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

Artistic Inspirations Challenge 138 - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 146 - No Patterned Paper
Get Creative Challenge 22 - No Printed Papers
Great Impressions August Challenge - Add a sentiment
Alphabet Challenge - N for No Design Papers

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, August 24, 2015

Flower Fun

It's time for our mid challenge reminder at the House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge and it was my turn to choose the theme for this challenge - I chose Flower Power, I would like to see a flower somewhere on your creation along with your House-Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image. Alternatively you can enter an Anything Goes project just as long as you use a House-Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image.


I have used a fabulous decoupage image from Joanna Sheen's House-Mouse Decoupage CD, the papers are from Joanna's Jane Shasky CD and some from my scrap box.


We have two fabulous sponsors for this challenge:


http://www.stampendous.com/

and


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

I also have a prize for a third lucky winner

  
Make sure you visit the House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge Blog for full details.

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

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge 16 - Anything Goes
Pile It On Challenge 83 - Animals Dressed Up
Crafty Boots Challenge - Fair and Square
Shopping our Stash - Layer it on
Crafting with Dragonflies - Make it Floral
One Stitch At A Time Challenge 244 - Anything Goes with 4 Legged Friends

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 Flower Power challenge.






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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Love Buttons

I have another card that was published in the August edition of Making Cards magazine.


The image and papers are from the Ooh La La Creations The Paula Oakley Collection CD and the sentiment is from another Ooh La La Creations CD.


It is a pyramid decoupage image, so lots of dimension - the buttons and twine are from my stash.


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

Fussy and Fancy Challenge 146 - Birthdays
Inky Chicks Challenge 55 - Hearts
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge 162 - Birthday

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 22, 2015

Figgy Pudding

I have another card from the new Crafter's Companion Romany Christmas CD to share today.

This one is a Pocket Card with a tag in the pocket.


I have used elements from the Toppers, Blended Tags, Design Sets, Co-ordinating Papers and Sentiments sections.


I also used the verse writer, an insert and some more of the fabulous Co-ordinating papers to decorate the inside of my card.


Make sure you take a look in the Gallery and on Pintrest, you will find lots of fabulous inspiration.

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

Creative Fingers Challenge 90 - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Christmas Carols/Songs (Figgy Pudding)
Polkadoodles Challenge Week 32 - Use something New (New CD)
One Stitch At A Time Challenge 243 - Anything goes with Sweet Treats
ABC Christmas Challenge - Q is for Quantum Leap (B - Bows, Bunting or Baking)

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, August 21, 2015

Precious Little Girl

I thought I would share another of the baby cards that were published in the August edition of Making Cards magazine. This one is also from the Cute Craft Kits commission using an ultimate kit from Paper Creator called Pink Baby Bear.


Everything used to make this card is from the ultimate kit with the exception of the buttons and twine.



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

Creative Knockouts Challenge 103 - Celebration Time
As You Like it Challenge - Favourite 2 Embellishments (Buttons and Twine because they are perfect for all types of card designs - Male, Female, Childrens)

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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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Christmas Wishes

Have you seen the new Crafter's Companion CD that is the One Day Wonder on Create and Craft at the moment. It is called Abigail Mills Romany Christmas and is packed full of wonderful images.

This is one of the cards that I made using elements from the Toppers, Design Sets, Co-ordinating Papers and Sentiments sections of the CD.



You might have seen my card on Create and Craft if you were watching yesterday, it is the one that Fiona and Dean were adding the fabulous easy Crystal to.



I used  the verse writer, an insert and some more of the fabulous Co-ordinating papers to decorate the inside of my card.

Make sure you take a look in the Gallery and on Pintrest, you will find lots of fabulous inspiration.

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

Crafting By Designs - Get Ready For Christmas
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 270 - Things With Wings
WordArt Wednesdays Challenge 197 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination Challenge 47 - 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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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Romany Christmas

Make sure you tune in to Create and Craft at 4 pm today, Crafter's Companion are launching their latest CD - Abigail Mills Romany Christmas as the One Day Wonder.

This is one of the cards that I have made using this fabulous CD, I used elements from the Fabric Companions, Design Sets and Co-ordinating Papers.


Make sure you take a look in the Gallery and on Pintrest, you will find lots of fabulous inspiration.

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

Paper Minutes Challenge 396 - Celebrations
Christmas Card Challenges #37 - Inspiration Photo

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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House Mouse Candy Winner

It's time to announce my House-Mouse candy winner

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

#23 - Julye


 Julye would you please contact me at cotnob@hotmail.co.uk with your details so that I can pop your
Christmas Project Book with CD Rom in the post.

I will be back soon with another magazine giveaway, so make sure you check back regularly.
Many thanks.

Pauline
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Head Gardener

It's time for a new challenge at Crafting for all Seasons and the theme for the next fortnight is You're Having a Laugh!

For my card I have used the fun Gardening Gus image from our sponsor  Dr Digi's.


I coloured my image with Spectrum Noir Markers and used papers from NitWit collections.


I used Kraft card stock and computer generated the sentiment.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:

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

Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Challenge Week 33 - All About The Men
Doodle Pantry Challenge 8 - Anything Digital Goes
Sweet Stamps Challenge 235 - Masculine Card
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - Hand Coloured image
Through The Craft Room Door Challenge - Always Anything Goes

Thank you for calling today, make sure you pop over to the Crafting for all Seasons challenge blog and join in with our You're Having a Laugh! Challenge.

Pauline
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Beach Belles

This is another card from the Crafting with CDs commission published in Making Cards magazine, I used the latest CD from Ooh La La Creations - The Paula Oakley Collection.


I used an image and papers from the Beach Belles collection for my easel card and made a rosette to embellish.


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

Eclectic Ellapu Pink Challenge - By The Sea
Creatalicious Challenge 78 - Summer Fun at the Beach
Sparkles Monthly Challenge 71 - More Than One Fold
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge 129 - The Great Outdoors
Incy Wincy Designs - Tic Tac Toe (Summer Time Fun, Free Space, No Sentiment)

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 17, 2015

Summer Love

We have a new challenge at the House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge and it was my turn to choose the theme - I have chosen Flower Power, I would like to see a flower somewhere on your creation along with your House-Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image. Alternatively you can enter an Anything Goes project just as long as you use a House-Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image.

We will be announcing the winners of our CELEBRATION CANDY on Wednesday so don't forget to check back to see if you are my lucky winner.


I have used a fabulous decoupage image from Joanna Sheen's House-Mouse Decoupage CD, the papers are from the House-Mouse Triple CD, Joanna's Jane Shasky CD and some from my scrap box.



After cutting out the decoupage I inked the edges of all the layers and the papers.  The sentiment  is part of the decoupage sheet and the button and twine are from my stash.


We have two fabulous sponsors for this challenge:


http://www.stampendous.com/

and


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

I also have a prize for a third lucky winner

  
Make sure you visit the House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge Blog for full details.

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

Crafting with Dragonflies Challenge - Make it Floral
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 145 -  Warm Summer Colours

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 pop back on Wednesday to see if you are my lucky CELEBRATION CANDY winner.






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One for the Boys

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

I have used a fabulous image and papers from the Ooh La La Creations Boys to Men CD to make my card.


I've opted for a rustic design, I'm quite enjoying making this style of card at the moment!


I have added some gingham papers from my scrap box and a sentiment from another Ooh La La Creations CD.  The button, Hessian and twine are from my stash.


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

Deep Ocean Challenge 110  - Maritime
Fairy Tale Challenge 124 - Summer Holidays
Scrappers Delights Challenge 47 - Anything Goes
Pinspirational Challenge 146 - Sand, Surf and Beach
The Stamping Boutique Challenge - At The Beach
Daring Cardmakers Challenge - Touchy Feely (Hessian/Twine)

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 One for the Boys 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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