Saturday, 30 October 2010


thought it was about time to use the popcorn CD thats been stuck in my stash forever!!I wanted something for a celebration really but didnt use the card for that in the end, so have decoupaged popcorn, added some stickles and then stamped the congratulations with stazon ink!

The challenge at CCC is anniversary/congratulations
moving along with the times is a card for a child

thanks for looking
Paula x

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

what an explosion!!!

my friend asked me to make an exploding box for her mum with autumn colours
I have used all the flowers from flower pack at  Daisy Doodles store - plus there are loads more in the set I haven't used yet - watch this space!!!
I printed them all onto different coloured card and layered them, then added gems and in the centre box is hand made spotty paper and on the top too, but the bottom now has a verse on it too - finally there will be a cupcake inside it but not until its sent
the flowers on the top again were printed from the pack and then shaped before layering
finally the card around the edge has been shaped with a martha stewart punch and some gold shiny ribbon added to finish off

I am going to enter my exploding box in the challenges at
creative inspirations - halloween/fall
lexis creations - birthdays
craft your passion - glitter and sparkles
papertake weekly - shiny and bright
a spoonful of sugar - lets get punchy
stamp challenges - fun with digis

and that my dears is that!!
hope you like it xx

A message from Daisy Doodles

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Please don't leave comments here as they wont be counted :(

The winner will receive the stamp along with any sentiments that I may add from the winning name :D

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Monday, 25 October 2010

DD challenge No 8

is the challenge this week at

my image is
from a 4 piece set called flash bang and can be found over at the shop

I made an easel card and was so simple to just add some colour to the image using sakura pens so adding a bit of shimmer to it too
finished off with some silver card candy embellies

so lets see your projects relating to bonfire night/fireworks!!!!

I also want to use this card for the challenges at
a crafty little place - easel cards
stamp challenges - fun with digis

thanks for stopping by
Paula xx

Thursday, 21 October 2010

What a Week!!

what a week I had
so glad I have tomorrow off work, got so much to do and soooo little time,
work has been a real pig this week
but hey ho, half term next week so will at least be quiet!

heres some fab news



Please come on over and join in with us, and give me some support on my first week
some great challenges going on and lovely prizes
also they have a lovely digi store

might even get some cards made now!!

Paula xx

Sunday, 17 October 2010

ho ho ho

aww I keep forgetting about this santa image
had him ready to put on a card for a while now, hes from paper tole I think (had him a couple of years)

so the layout is from
and I am going to use this card for the challenge at a spoonful of sugar

thanks for looking
am in the mood for Christmas cards now
watch this space.....

Paula x


this is a card that was ordered for a friend
all they asked for was

something girlie but not pink and fluffy!!
flip where does one start???

sooooo I used some shimmering background paper (swirly whirly from tutti fruiti)
then cut the letters and numbers on the cricut
and added stickles to the words
used some pearl embellishments and some ribbon, just hope so likes it

the challenge at allsorts blog is to pick a range of 'things' on their bingo grid to put onto your project - mine were - ribbon, pearls and stickles
crafty creations is show a number
thats it just 2 challenges entered
thanks for looking
Paula x

embellish it!!!

sooo what do we have this week on the OSAAT challenge blog
well couldnt be an easier challenge really

so its your chance to go wild and have a play with all those pretty things in your stash
and whats even better is.....
its sponsored by the one and only.....

I used this beautiful image by lexi which you can find over at the shop

and there are also some fantastic other digi images/papers etc
there so why not go along and have a nosey!
maybe even treat yourself!

I also want to use this card for the challenges at
our creative corner - embellishments
papercutz - anything goes

thankyou all for the lovely comments you have left on my blog and keep a look out as more candy is due!!!


Saturday, 16 October 2010

get well!

I was sent this beautiful frame from a friend, but couldnt think how to use it!
so decided to decorate it with some embellishments and then added a decoupage flower
dont think it needs much more! the backing paper i think is henbury lane
I will use this card for the challenge at
creative inspirations - get well soon

some bunny

aww I have had this decoupage sheet for absolutely ages so decided it was time to take a deep breath and cut into it!!
used some paper from my bit box and some gingham ribbon, made the bow using the fork technique and cut the tags on the cricut!!
nice and easy!
I am going to use this card for the challenges at
our creative corner - embellishments
craftalicious - anything goes
papercutz - anything goes

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

its Tilda Time

gosh I do neglect my stamps sometimes
forget what I have!
decided to make this tag as we had a Christmas tag swap at crafty us, but thought I would have a go with an unChristmassy one
used this pretty tilda, and coloured her with promarkers
made the bow using the fork method here
havent decided if I will use this on a card or actually as a tag yet

I want to enter this for the challenges at
crafty catz - magnolia challenge
prairie fairys - ticket or tags
ces - create a tag

colour challenge

over at crafty us not only was there the calendar swap but we are having a black, white and red colour challenge
this is what I came up with
the image is from mcs florishes CD
and have just basically layered the coloured card and added some card candy - very simple but I think quite pretty!

I am going to use this for the challenge at
papercutz - red, black and white


Aww, I just love this stamp, I have coloured it with my promarkers and then layered with red and green card, then used some backing paper that was on offer at hobbycraft
the fab ribbon is from a Christmas selection at crafty ribbons

The layout is from truly scrumpcious blog challenge
red, green and white is the colour challenge at delightful sketches
stamp challenges is something punchy - corners and the sentiment have been 'punched'
papertake weekly - 3 of something (buttons)

thanks for looking
Paula x

Tuesday, 12 October 2010


over at crafty us we are having a calendar swap
thought I would do something a bit different! took me bloomin ages to do and very unlike me but had to be patient and wait for things to dry! made some bows using some ribbon and tied it around a  fork!
have used ribbons, punches, made some embellies with flowers and brads
am going to use this for the challenges at
moving along with the times - anything but a card
cute card Thursday - home made embellies
craftalicious - anything goes
the crafty pad -something for a friend
paper sundaes - change of season

for Caitlin

oh gosh, I really must try another fold!! am getting to the stage where I am doing lots of easels - just cant get enough of them!!!

have used some freebie papers from a mag again, and a beautiful gorjuss girl decoupage to make this one, and of course whats a card without bling - especially for a 13 year old!

so am going to enter this card into the challenges at
totally gorjuss - not a square
cow girls - girlie card
crafty card makers - step away from the square
crafts and me - for a teenager
creative inspirations - birthday theme
creative cottage - bling it on
trimmies challenge - shaped card

and that my dear friends is that!!
amazing what you can do with a bit of card isnt it!!

Paula xx

country christmas

sometimes I do get some very odd requests for cards
this one was
I  want a christmas card, for my parents who like countryside and shooting????
this really got my brain going
and in the end decided to do a search on google to find an image as I was stuck
I layered red, gold and patterened (free with a mag) papers
then made some holly with my cricut and added some bling and made it a bit more special by turning it into an easel card
the design is from the challenge at crafty creations
I also want to add it to the challenges at
cute card Thursday - home made embellies
polka doodle - also home made embellies
craftalicious - anything goes
paper sundaes - change of season

am actually quite pleased with how it turned out, looks really much better in the flesh!!

thanks for your comments in advance

Monday, 11 October 2010

easel again!!!!

a while ago I ordered a 'bargain bag' of decoupage, and of course, there it lay for ages
so decided it was about time to use them!
this is 1 of them made up and added to a circle easel (sooo simple to do and if anyones interested you can buy blank shaped easels from me!)
have added some bling too as - well whats a birthday without bling!!

I am going to enter this card to challenges at
allsorts blog for 'inspired by a song' - Happy Birthday to ya!!!!
crafty cardmakers - fancy folds
trimmies challenge - shaped card

thats it!! thanks for taking the time to have a look at my blog
Paula x

pretty pretty dresses!!

another easy peasy card from me
used the images from.....
(I think - had them ages and never used them)

and added some little buttons
the card itself is actually 2 cards the first a normal half fold then the second is glued to the first and folded in half again on the front to make a step type card (possible has a name that I am not aware of)

I would like to enter this card for
cow girls challenge is something girlie
crafts and me - for a teenager ( I know all mine think about are clothes!)
creative inspirations for birthday theme
creative craft challenges for glamour puss

thanks for looking
Paula x

Thursday, 7 October 2010

something to celebrate

what a lovely way to celebrate!! by having a baby lol
so I used my magnolia little horsie, its so sweet, coloured with promarkers and added a bit of glitter with the sakura pens and even did some fancy folding (not actually sure of the name of this folding technique)
got some new card candy this week too so used those on 3 of the corners and put all the bits together on some ff backing paper, the sentiment is done on the pc

so thought I would enter the challenges at
stamp challenges - something to celebrate
polkadoodle again for the interesting fold
cowgirls for anything goes
daisy doodles for critter
pollycraft - anything goes
pixie dust - new baby

and thats it for today
so off to bed now
thanks for looking

ff decorating

well I havent left the planet, have just been so busy this week
so thought I had better show off what I have been making

so heres a tunnel card I think thats what they are called, quite simple to make but is a bit of a pain to get the apperture in the right place,
have used ff image off the CD and also the paper is off the CD, and then added some bling, so is really a simple card to be honest, gosh I should have a blog called 'the lazy crafter'

anyway this lazy crafter is going to use this card for the challenges at
polkadoodle blog - fancy or interesting fold
paper sundaes - something from my stash (my cd)
creative cottage - bling it on

not a bad start really
thanks for looking

Friday, 1 October 2010

Blog Candy!

my blog candy wasnt claimed and I have given a long enough period of time for the winner to come forward
someone is in with another chance!!!

fingers crossed all - I am going to use that random generator thingi again
(if anyone knows how I can get hold of Linky please let me know)

ok so number generator
numbers 1 - 33
is number


and I am so sorry everyone but I just dont know how to put a pic of the box on here!!!!

so number 15 is.....


please get in touch and claim your prize xxx

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