Sunday, 28 November 2010

just a little update

I just wanted to show my mistletoe card now I have added a sentiment
it looks so much better now
just love the digi image from Daisy's Digi Doodles store

not 5 but 6

Christmas cards all year around challenge set the '5 cards with a tree and a ribbon' for November
I took ages to decide what to do for this, and then got carried away!
so instead of 5 there are 6!!
so I have
embossed, stamped, heat embossed (bottom right), coloured one with sakura pens (centre), and added lots and lots of bling!!

craft your days away challenge is texture - top 3 are embossed
totally gorjuss challenge is 'oh Christmas tree'
allsorts challenge is 'mono' (top 3)
crafty creations is Christmas
creative cottage challenge is untraditional Christmas (black and white cards)
fussy and fancy challenge is also using the black and white cards for Christmas without red and green

thanks for looking x

Saturday, 27 November 2010


Welcome to Paula's Pretty Things, and the Christmas Card Blog Hop! If you've come after visiting SHELLY'S CREATIONS, you're in the right place.
If you were just looking at my blog and wanting to play along with the blog hopping fun, then you can go to the beginning at
This blog hop is intended to get you into the Christmas Spirit.... If you haven’t already started your Christmas cards, hopefully this will inspire you to come up with an idea
if you have already finished the, well there is always one you forget!
Maybe you can win some blog candy or get ideas for great Christmas gifts (whether they’re on your list or for someone else!).
So come on, what are you waiting for, get your crafting hat on, and get creating!

Here's my Christmas card

Its my old faithful ff disc being used again!
used quite a large image here, as I wanted a 6x6 card, then decided on an easel card - the paper, was a 12x12 sheet that I bravely cut into, and then added some card candy embellishments.  The merry Christmas was a magazine freebie, and finally I finished off with some red stickles on the image to add a bit of bling.

As BLOG CANDY, I am offering some easel blanks, I will do a range of shapes for you, you can get some ideas from my side bar >>>>> over there >>>>>>

all you need to do is add a comment and become a follower of my blog to be in with a chance

now off you go and carry on the blog hop
over to



Tuesday, 23 November 2010

tis a boy!!!

heres a little card I made after seeing this shape in one of the magazines, all I did was take a 5x5 precut card, cut 2 ins of the right hand side and then used that piece to go along the middle width ways
I cut the word Baby out on SCAL and then printed the bouncing and boy off the pc

The papers I used are from one of the card making magazines (I have so many I can never remeber which, another note to self - write on the back!!!)

the button is a matching embellishment from the pack

I will use it for the challenge at
Charisma cards for their baby challenge

thanks for looking

for someone special

I made this card for a very special friend of mine
(guess where she lives)
I havent seen her for about 2 and a half years now, and am dying to get out there to visit!

I think the papers were freebies from one of the magazines, and I got the ff bear of one of the ff discs I have
its so simple yet its a big card and I must get it posted! (mental note to self, get to post office!)

I am going to use it for the challenges at
creative cottage - for someone special at Christmas
OSAAT - season or event
the crafty pad - red and green
lexis creations - tradional Christmas colours

thats it for now
thanks for looking and  in advance for your lovley comments
Paula x

little star!

I think the paper and image for this is red hot bed, but have had it absolutely ages, made up the decoupage and its been in a box since I think last Christmas and I never used it
so I did an easel card with it, and used a mini calendar to hold the easel up
with the remaining paper I made a mini note book, and used my bind it all to 'bind it all!!!' added some ribbon - as easy as that!

so I am going to use this for the challenges at
our creative corner - 3d Christmas project
the secret crafter - handmade Christmas gifts
OSAAT - season or event
creative inspirations -anything Chrismassy
totally gorjuss -  not so traditional
a spoonful of sugar - anything goes

have a great day

Monday, 22 November 2010

another award!! how popular I must be!!

and gosh! another award, this time from the lovely Carley
thankyou so much hun xx

There are only a few simple rules that you have to follow if you receive this award:

1.Thank and link to the person who awarded you this.

2.Share 8 things about yourself.

3.Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered.

4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their award.

thanks again Carley xx

hmm 8 things about me!
1  I am 24 years old (and thats a big lie - tell anyone and I will have to kill you)
2  I am on DD design team
3  I am going to be a granny in February 2010
4  I am going on a cruise in Feb 2010

flip this is really hard!!

5  I am an only child
6  We have 4 children between me and my hubby
7  I love paper!
8  I work as a community school staff nurse

now another hard part.....

bloggers I am passing this award to....
1   Becky a fab friend
Bee another fab friend
3 Jamie - I get loads of great inspiration from this blog
Karen - one of my lovely friends, with a newish blog
Liz - an old friend (well shes not really that old!"!)
Susie - another one of my lovely friends
Von - another friend I am blessed with
Betty - a sadly neglected friend - sorry Betty xx

thanks again Carley
Paula xx

attitude award

aww just got this award from Liz - thanks so much Liz, thats so kind of ya!
Now for the details.... I have to tell you 3 things about myself that make me different, then nominate 5 other peeps to receive it and also post it on my sidebar with a link to the

and you can receive $5 worth of free digis for your time!!!

So... here are 3 things that make me different from everyone else out there in BLOGLAND!!

1 - I am on the DT at Daisy Doodles blog
2 - I love, digi stamps, stamps and decoupage
3 - I hate cutting into paper!!!!!

and the people I would like to pass this award onto
(can I do this to more than 5??)

all the ladies at DD DT

Thanks  again Liz

Challenge 12 - Daisy Doodles

today I have gone for something simple for the challenge at Daisy Doodles which this week is 'anything goes'
I have again used the mistletoe image (which you can find at the store) as everyone who saw my last one loved it, but have used glossy accents on the berries this time to make them stand out, but used sakura pens on the leaves again
I added some ribbon and spotty red paper from my stash!!

thats it, so very simple, I might add a sentiment to the top right corner, but not sure yet
we are being sponsored by pixie cottage, where you can find some great craft goodies

Hope you can join in

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

what!! another explosion>???

Its a friend of mines 50th birthday soon so gave me chance to be as creative as I wanted for her
not quite sure why I picked these colours but I am so glad I did, its paper mania double sided card
this is the top of the box
I handmade the flower using a spiral with a scallopped edge and then rolling it and finally adding some stickles glitter to make it shimmer
this will be perfect for the challenge at
prarie fairys -vmake your own flower
this is each layer inside I used some peel off butterflies stuck onto acetate and then I was able to make the wings stand out
this will be good for the challenge at
crafty creations - beautiful inside
here it is inside all glued and ready to be fastend together
I just have to go out and get the gift to go inside now
the challenge at polka doodles is make a gift box

other ideal challenges are

the secret crafter - sparkle and shine
delightful sketches - glitter it up
and I think thats it!!!
thanks for stopping by
Paula xx

Camo Scrapbook

when I saw this paper from Daisy Doodles I had to find a reason to use it! not only are the colours brilliant, it actually has the look of actual material!! its so brilliant for this project
Our Boy is in Afghanistan at the moment and has taken some fab pictures, he asked me to do a scrapbook for him, which was a bit of a surprise, I have found some of his pics on FB already so will do this one as a surprise for him when he comes home for R&R in 3 weeks
the decoupage is something I bought and havent a clue why nor how I would use it, so has been in my stash for ages now!
All I need to add is the operation information to it

I will add this to the challenge over at
pixie dust - anything men

thanks for looking
and dont forget to stop by at DD store

Here is what else is in the paper pack


Tuesday, 16 November 2010

12 days of daisy christmas challenge

here is my card made for the special release of the 12 days of Christmas over at Daisy Doodles store
All the DT have been working hard making cards to showcase this fab set and there is also a raffle going on -  make sure you check it out.

I used sakura pens to colour my image, have used a free sentiment from one of the card making magazines and another of my favourite easel cards

I am going to use my card for the challenges at
the secret crafter - sparkle and shine
the crafty pad - christmas sparkle
creative inspirations - anything christmassy
pollycraft - a glittery christmas
stamp challenges - digi images

thanks for looking
and dont forget to go and check out the store
Paula xx

Monday, 15 November 2010

diamond fold

heres one of the images I bought from lily of the valley at the NEC
the papers were again freebies from a mag and have used some card candy embellishments,I also have used chalk ink to put around the edge of the image
I made the diamond fold for the challenge at craft your passion
pixie dust studio challenge is anything men


Sunday, 14 November 2010

ff wreath

aww I have well and truly had my use of the ff cds
this one I have added some stickles to the snowflakes to add a bit of glitter and added gems to the wreath for yet more shiny bits, also used another shade of the white stickles to the wreath
the paper was 12x12 and as you may know I hate cutting into these big sheets - had a moment of bravery! will have to buy some more now to recover!!

I am going to use this card for the challenges at
a spoonful of sugar - snowflakes
a crafty little place - green, red and white (apologies for the few lines of pink)
crafts and me - glitter
cute card Thursday - anything goes
moving along with the times - nice and bright
delightful sketches - glitter it up
the secret crafter -  sparkle and shine

thanks for looking
have a good day xx

new stamp!

this is the new stamp I got at the NEC last sunday (well ok its one of the new stamps I bought)
so pretty I just used black stayzon ink and added the gems
the paper was a freebie from one of the craft magazines a while ago- I used stickles to glitz up the snowflakes and decorations on it, then added the sentiment (another freebie - different mag) and thats it!! thinhk I am becomming a lazy crafter!!!

I want to add this to the challenges at
a spoonful of sugar - snowflakes
crafts and me - glitter
delightful sketches - glitter it up
craft your days away - christmas tree
CES challenges - think pink
the secret crafter - sparkle and shine
OSAAT - use your favourite colours

not bad going!!!
thanks for looking xx

sooo sooo simple

all white on the night!!
just wanted to make this card simple and only wanted a bit of colour
searched everywhere for burgandy card a while back so have now got a few spare sheets to use up so here I did it
used my cuttlebug to emboss using the swiss dots folder ( my fave) and then cut a border on the cricut
then layered white on burgundy on large A4 white card
i pricked the holes in the smaller card and printed the words on the pc
used some stick on pearls and ribbon
and hey presto, a card I am actually happy with!!!

I want to use this card to enter the challenges at
crafty cardmakers - dry embossing
craft your passion - double anything (bows and pearls)
cute card Thursday - anything goes

thanks in advance for your comments

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

little cutie

I absolutely adore lily of the valley images
I bought loads of stamps and little images at the NEC last Sunday
sooo will be doing a lot soon!
the paper was in my bit box and I just used some card candy to embellish it
this one I made for my cousins little boy, have done another easel card (just cant resist them!!)
the challenge over at craftycatz is spots and stripes this time

thanks for looking
Paula xx

pink to make the boys wink!!!

oooh isnt this sooo fab!! easy peasy too
I used a papermania filigree card, some pink mirriboard (hasnt scanned too well) some left over ribbon and a ready made sentiment
did this at craft club last night - would never have invested in these cards but might see if my cricut can make something similar now!

am going to use it for the challenges at
polkadoodles - quick and easy card
one stitch at a time - winter wonderland
paper sundaes - let it snow
creative inspirations - pink Christmas

thats it, one simple card, so many fab challenges
thanks for looking
Paula xx

Monday, 8 November 2010

Daisy Doodles Challenge!!!

This week the challenge at
Land, Sea or Air (any form of transport)

and is being sponsored by Bonibleaux Designs of Dude Time Doodles Challenge Blog
Bonibleaux Designs carries all of your crazy "Dude" image needs. We bring you guy images and ideas for those hard to make cards for the "Dudes" in your life. Guys aren't about flowers and fluff. Guys are our heroes, our fighters, our beer chuggers and bug squashers.

The Winner of this challenge will receive 3 images of choice from Bonibleaux

so for my card this week
I have used the digi image
which you can find, along with loads of other fab designs at
without further ado
here is my card!

page 2
so 2 images and just 1 card, closes with a ribbon too,
I used promarkers and sakura pens to colour the image
and then some spotty paper (doodlebug designs) some spotty ribbon I won a while back from crafty ribbons

I am going to use it also for the challenge at
papertake weekly - for a guy

thanks for looking
Paula xx

Thursday, 4 November 2010


was asked to make a 'girlie' birthday cake for an 8 year old
so cut out a cupcake shaped card on my cricut, used some freebie spotty paper whats been in my stash for ages (couldnt part with it)
and then pink card, used digi candles coloured with sakura pens and lots of bling!!!

was too big to put in an envelope so struggled a bit to make one big enough, so its just drying as I type!!

am going to use this card for the challenges at
creative inspirations - glitter, girlie, glamour
lexi's anything goes challenge 
craft your passion - anything goes
a spoonful of sugar - relish to embellish

no prizes for guessing the name of the recipitant of the card!!!

thanks for looking xx

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Christmas Raffle!!!

Starting 2nd November
whenever you purchase something from the daisy doodles store, you will be sent a ticket number.
You will get a number per item bought (for sets bought you get 2 tickets), not per order.

So, say you buy a $1 stamp and a stamp set, you will be given 3 ticket numbers

The raffle itself will start on 10th November, each day a winner will be randomly picked to win one stamp.

Then 23rd November will be the main draw.

One ticket number will be chosen to win an unreleased set entitled

'12 days of Christmas'


a $10 GC to spend in store!

We're all hoping that you'll join us for the raffle :)

Monday, 1 November 2010

festive follies

this card was made using mcs festive follies CD
its the first time I have made this type of card
I added glitter with stickles and have covered the fur on their coats with flowersoft and glamour dust
such a simple card, and I know exactly who its for!!

This card is for the challenges at
creative inspirations - gitter, glamour, girlie
fussy and fancy - winter wonderland

thanks for looking xx

brag book

heres a little brag book I have made for a christmas swap at crafty us
made with autumnal coloured papers, and most of the shapes and embellies are made on the cricut, have also added loads of bling!
I am going to use it for the challenges at
cupcake challenge - autumnal colours
lexis creations - anything goes
craft your passion - anything goes
crafts and me - christmas gifts
crafty creations - autumnal
pokadoodles - autumnal

thanks for looking
P x

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