Monday, 30 August 2010

used up all my brain power!!!!!

what do u make for a man on their 50th birthday
who loves the beatles
sgt pepper in particular..................

likes bright colours! heck think think think
thought thought thought til i could thunk no more!!

heres what I came up with

the image is pyramaged in a circle as I was thinking of a record (those big black round things before cds)
i cut the 50 and the beatles silhouettes on my cricut
then added them to an A4 red card, fastened to A4s together with brads
not sure if it sill needs something!!
think I need a holiday now

am going to use it for the challenge over at
trimmies craft challenges for milestone birthdays!! half a century wooo hooo
and for
corrosive challenges - for the guys

and dont forget my blog candy further on in my blog!!!!

whiff of joy

thought I would go with a bit of bright colour today!!

aww how I long for a night out again! forgotten what it was like to get all glammed up and dance!

I used whiff of joy stamped image on this card, coloured with sakura pens apart from her flesh which is with pro markers, some freebie paper which was in my BIT BOX from a while ago
cut the doily, flower and leaves on the cricut and here we are

Blog Challenges I am going to enter today are
sparkle and shine @ creative card crew (hence the sakura pens)

dont forget to check out my blog candy!!!!
its further down on my blog!!!!

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Gemmas Blog Candy

seems we are all at the giveaways
Gemma whos also on the DT at OSAAT has some on her blog too
check it out here

good luck!! (but hope my luck is better lol)


I have been having such fun with my cricut lately have decided to do some 'extras' for blog candy for those of you who follow my blog
I am considering starting selling different die cuts at some point so its a good opportunity for me to show things off, although will be doing something a bit different every so often - so keep an eye out for more

so what is there???
various shapes, sizes and colours of door hangers for you to decorate
an open book shaped card
a whole heap of snowflakes to get you started on Christmas
Scalloped circles and squares
Various swirls/flourishes
A6 embossed vellum sheets
and a range of A5 vintage paper

All you need to do is leave a comment here and become a follower of my blog if you arent already one.
 Then pop a post on your blog, linking back here……

easy peasy.....

looking forward to your comments
thanks Paula

Green & Pink????

well I never would have put these 2 colours together but they actually do work
am not quite happy with the corners on this card, so might have to have a mess with them still

tilda is coloured with promarkers and sakura pens
the paper was on sale at hobby craft this week, its from doodlebug designs and so for once I wasnt too upset at cutting into a 12x12 sheet

the layout is from tuesday morning sketches
pennys challenge is to use pink and green and waas surprised the colours worked well together
daring card makers challenge is 'thinking of you' and this is to promote post pals which is a website that hopefully will help you to brighten a sick childs day!! go on and have a look!! they are being sponsored by ribbon girl and look there if you dare!! such beautiful things - do so at your own risk! I feel another spend comming on!!

thanks for looking xx

mellow yellow

had to have a go at making a handbag card, have had a template for ages but never gotten around to using it yet - my time to craft challenge this week is handbags!!
so I printed this yellow spotty paper from pink petticoat (yet again something I have had ages and never used) and away I go, have added some diecut flowers and a pearl embellishment
then I decided as its for a book lover to make a nice big bookmark (creative inspirations challenge) with tilda 'in lemon'  (for the challenge at die cut dreams) and more flowers, I went for the lacy edge to fit in with the challenge at
Daisy Doodles challenge is yellow and cream/white so will use this for that too!!
I coloured Tilda with promarkers and used just 4 colours - ivory, lemon, canary and sunflower, I used sakura pens on her wings and hair
am also going to enter crafts and me challenge for pearls and petals
cute card Thursday - dieing for a punch
delightful sketches - girlie with pearls and lace

thanks for looking
Paula xx

Holly's Room

I just knew I would get asked to do some more of these lovlely door signs! have told Holly to ask the other girls in their shared house if they want me to make them one!! - I quite enjoyed doing something a bit different

The theme at OSAAT challenge this week is
girlie theme
picture inspiration
go check it out!!!
I cut the base shape of the sign on the cricut machine and used some card and papers from my stash, the digi image used is
and can be found at
I printed the image out on 2 different papers and then layered them
the prize this month is
3 digis of your choice from Kenny K who does some beautiful designs

I am going to enter my project into the following challenges
creative card crew - sparkle and shine
simon says - paper piecing
paper cutz - some kind of metal (brads at the top)
and finally Sarah Hurley Challenge is anything but a card

good luck with the OSAAT challenge
thanks for looking
Paula xx

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Just cant resist another easel!!!

the swap for August at the crafty salon chosen my Dolly is 'harvest festival' which really has made me struggle, couldnt think what on earth to do......
this is what I came up with

tried a different shaped easel this time, made it on my cricut machine
am quite happy as I am able to enter it for the challenges at
diecut dreams - Tilda in lemon
crafty catz - orange, blue and brown

Gorjuss Christmas

How wonderful!!
Decoupage and Gorjuss together!! I love both so these are fab, even a Christmas range too
wooopie dooo
I have used the sketch from sweet sketch Wednesday
totally Gorjuss challenge is Christmas in August (how apt lol)
the secret crafter challenge is to make a start on Christmas, I have done a few Christmas cards now but have lots to do before then!!!
luckily creative inspirations also have Christmas in August as their challenge
crazy challenge is christmas spirit
Donnas Den is lots of layers and I have decoupaged the image and the snowflake is also layered plus layers of matting!!!
creative cottage challenge is Christmas!!!!

phew!! all these Christmas Challenges ------ might have to have another go with the other image off the sheet!!

thanks for looking and in advance for any of your lovely comments


aww all the hard work doing blog challenges has finally paid off

I won the challenge at Crafty Catz Challenge this week
am sooo lucky to have received the prize of these beautiful ribbons

 from crafty ribbons

thankyou for the challenge Susie and thanks for the ribbons Ali xx

Thursday, 26 August 2010

shes leaving!!

aww my lovely friend is leaving work - good luck to her as shes got another post which is much better for her but she will be sadly missed!!!

I have made 2 cards for her, one from the office and one just from me
the first is from the office

shes a big forever friends fan and she loves pinks and purples mainly
sooo heres the one from work.....
I used the layout from paper sundaes blog
daring card makers wanted inspiration from an item of clothing
heres what i chose

lol to match her card!!

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

lady Tilda

heres a little note book I put together a bit at a time over a couple of days for my friend who is leaving work, so will be ideal for the 'make a gift' challenge at simon says blog
I did the sketch from our creative corner and rotated it anti clockwise
I embossed the backing papers for the challenge at lexis creations
and the reason for the colours is for the 'lady gaga bad romance inspiration' challenge at crafty card makers blog
I added buttons and bows for incy wincy challenge
the flower was handmade using 8 die cut hearts 2 die cut circles and a button for the challenge at craft your passion challenge

thanks for all these lovley challenges
Paula xx

Monday, 23 August 2010


had to have another go at this sketch from sketch saturday as I love it!!
I used some decoupage ff sheets from last year that I didnt use, and the paper matching, I cut the corners and snowflakes on the cricut and added some embellishments
I will use this card for the challenges at
christmas blog challenges - walking in a winter wonderland
creative inspirations - christmas in august
crazy for challenges - christmas spirit
donnas den - lots of layers

thanks for looking
and (in advance) for your comments
Paula x

Sunday, 22 August 2010

ff merry christmas

decided that a bit of decoupage was in order today
so I went through left over stash from last year and found that I actually have loads and loads of Christmas decoupage and stamps so might be able to not buy any for this Christmas comming (but then again, I may NEED SOMETHING soon lol)
so the ff is decoupage, and the papers are again from the ffCD
I have actually just printed the sentiment off the laptop and then punched the circle and scallop around it

I have used the sketch from truly scrumptious blog and they also asked for brads, buttons and/or bows, so I used those sparkly brads (you cant tell they are sparkling from the picture unfortunately)

this card is also suitable for challenges at
christmas blog challenge - walking in a winter wonderland
creative inspirations - Christmas in August
abc challenge - b is for blue
pixie dust studios - polkadots
prairie fairy - punch it

phew..... sometimes I cant even think what to do for 1 of the challenges, must be high on my mojo today!!

thanks for looking
Paula x

messin' about in a boat!!!

I used this Penny Johnson fishing bear stamped image and coloured the image and the background in my promarkers
again I have used ff papers from the CD
I used the sketch from creative inspirations
and am also going to use this card for
tuesday taggers - messing about in boats
abc challenge - b is for blue

Christmas again!!!

I have the new forever friends CD and decided not to buy more papers for a while (famous last works I know)
so decided to print off some of their paper for this card, so all the backing papers are from there
I coloured Tilda with promarkers and then added a few embellishments - and cut the snowflakes on the cricut

the layout is from sweet sketch wednesday
charisma cards wanted die cuts on their challenge so the snowflakes fit in well there

sitting pretty

HELLLLP!!!! I have had to cut into 2 12x12 papers to make this card, wont sleep tonight now!!
the denim from me and my big ideas
and the snowflake one from craft creations
I followed the sketch from sketch saturday challenge
and added some Holly made on my cricut, some diamante embellishments and coloured tilda with promarkers
and finally added some stickles to the berries and to Tildas hat, scarf and mittens

other challenges I am using this card for are
creative inspirations - christmas in august
cute daisy may - blue and green
a spoonful of sugar - christmas in august
creative card crew - sparkle and shine
my time to craft - glitter and glitz
creative cottage - christmas

thanks for looking
Paula x

September Special

something really special will be happening in September

on September 12th over at OSAAT challenge blog. Please make a note in your crafting diary to come over and have a look and hopefully take part there will be lots of prizes. On the run up to September 12th you will also see lots of Blog Candy up for grabs

In the mean time why don't you have a look at FOR THE LOVE OF CAMERON and make sure you watch the You Tube video it is so inspiring and gives hope to all those families living with a child who has Autism.

Thank you for taking the time to read this post
Paula x

Saturday, 21 August 2010

scrummy cup cakes!

these cupcakes look good enough to eat!!
the theme this week over at OSAAT blog is  say it with shapes so the shapes I have used are
rectangle - the base card
circle the aperture
and of course cupcake (is that a shape???)
I just bought the new cupcake paper from our localish craft shop so decided I would print the digi cupcake onto 2 different coloured cards then decoupaged it, on back and front so when the cupcake does spin it doesnt matter which way it faces

the cupcake image (there are more in the set) are from the crafty pad which can be found over at stitchy bear and I did it creations crafting boutique

the challenge at OSAAT this week is sponsored by craftbrulee - where you can find some beautiful crafting goodies!!!

thanks for dropping by and looking at my blog
I am going to enter my card into
craft your passion - anything goes theme
donnas den -something sweet
paper cutz - anything goes
creative friday - cupcakes
stamp something - use a digi
Res Q challenge - something therapeutic! (what could be more therapeautic than a lovely little cupcake)
create 4 fun - birthday card

phew after all that lot I am shattered
thanks again for looking
Paula x

Thursday, 19 August 2010

for Amy

just in time for back to Uni, a nice door hanger
I used the lovely stamp by whiff of joy, and coloured her with promarkers
and have used the cricut machine to cut out the words and flowers, the hanger itself
have added a bit of bling and a ribbon

I am using this for the whiff of joy challenge
and back to school challenge at our creative corner
the secret saturday crafters challenge is 'what are little girls made of'
the pink elephant challenge is ribbon and sparkles
creative card crew - sparkle and shine
my time to craft challenge is glitter and glitz
simon says challenge is to make a gift
CRAFT - sweetie photo inspiration
moving along with the times challenge is glitter

more horsey stuff!!

no box this time!!
just another paper nation creation
I used the layout from sketch and stash challenge which also wanted us to use some new or never used stash, well I think I have had this decoupage since I first started decoupaging but never had the opportunity to use it

there's an animal involved so will use it for craftycatz challenge too

oh and almost forgot creative challenges 'transport' challenge

tag your it!!

yesterday I made a boxed card with a jolly nation decoupage horsey lady
I was left over with bits of embellishments on the sheet so thought I would make a matching tag as well
so I followed the layout from the pixie cottage blog

Wednesday, 18 August 2010


I was asked if I could make a card for a friends daughter, whos 30 and 'horsey'
couldnt think what to do for it, so got out the jolly nation lady and horse,
to the right is the lid of the box it will live in, and for that I used the sketch from

I will also use this for the challenges at
crafty catz for animals
creative craft challenge for 'transport'

bits and bobs!!

thought I would have a go at a different shaped easel card today, so cut out the template and then used lots of leftovers to decorate it
left over paper and card thats been in my box for ever!, last piece of ribbon I cant throw away and the last few pearly embellishments in the pack!!
not too bad for a leftover card

I used the template from fussy and fancy challenge
craftalicious for pearls and swirls
rosie Ds for more than one fold
crafts and me for petals and pearls

Sunday, 15 August 2010

OSAAT - CHALLENGE CARD - my first attempt

this is my first attempt at being on the DT at OSAAT blog

I used the backing papers from Floppy Latte over at Stitchy Bear & I Did It Creations Crafting Boutique

why not come and join in the challenge - its for 'pack a punch' so I used my flower punch, punched out of even more floppy latte paper - theres is so much you will find - elements, papers etc from floppy latte - go and look!!!!!

Saturday, 14 August 2010

beautiful paper

I was sent this backing paper in a swap and again havent a clue where its from unfortunately, its so stunning I havent been able to cut into it until now, so if anyone knows where I can get it again, I would be grateful

as it is so pretty - I felt the best thing was to use the paper as the image on the card and to add very little to it, so I added a sentiment, some ribbon and then an little bug charm

paper sundaes challenge is to use metal (little bug)
incy wincy designs is a bugs life
kaboodles doodles is also to add a little metal
crafty creations is winged things

and remember friends if you know where this paper is from please let me know
thanks x

graduation card No 1

A friend has asked me to make her a graduation card so had a browse around at what kind of things were available and saw someone had made an invitation with a similar layout


I have never tried this fold before, and although it looked complicated to begin with, it is actually quite easy
I didnt put a message inside it yet, because if the lady doesn't like it - I will use it another time

creative inspirations pop up card challenge works well with this card

recycle your papers!!!

what a brilliant way to recycle your bits of old paper
my bit box although its still bursting at the seams is getting used up slowly

I made these flowers from old left over bits of card
using the tutorial on learn to stamp and scrap blog
ever so simple to do

I am using this card for the challenge on creative inspirations challenge

21st card

for a 21st card below I made a box to put it in, (after the card!!)

box lid
I used paper from the bottom of my stash
cut the letters and numbers on SCAL
layered them
diamond shaped card folded on 12x12 paper
and added some punched flowers and gems

crafty cardmakers challenge is birthdays this week
crafts and me - purple and green (there is green on there on the stems of the flowers)
creative inspirations - pop up card - hope this qualifies

Friday, 13 August 2010

happy and bright

I seem to go through phases of using my promarkers
I do love them, but not sure I have the technique right

I have had this backing paper for what feels like forever in my stash, think it was from a garden centre once upon a time, its beautiful texture and lovely thick card so havent been able to bring myself to cut into it before now
I followed a sketch from card patterns blog
using martha stewart border punch at the bottom and some pearly embellishments too
flowers made from handmade paper and a lovely bit of ribbon too
cup cake challenges wanted some lace, so that is why I added the lacey punched border, tried to use real lace on the card but it didnt work!

Thursday, 12 August 2010


this had me a bit flummuxed!! had to make a card for someone who likes spinning!
had to do a bit of searching to find a pic of a spinning wheel (would have been easier had she done the cycling type)

I used the design from Just us girls challenge for the top and then made an easel card with it
charisma cardz challenge is to make an easel card

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

aww aint it sweet!!

was asked to make a card for my friends daughter, all she told me was...
pinks and girlie!!
so this is what I came up with

coloured Tilda with promarkers
used backing paper(forgotten where from) and added some pearls

the layout i used is from friday sketchers blog
I used the photo inspiration from stamp challenges
crafty cardmakers challenge is a birthday card - although you cant read it the tag says 'happy birthday Gemma'
creative card crew challenge is really apt - pink and girlie!!!
a crafty little place asked for a tag on their challenge
pennys challenge is anything goes
prairie fairys challenge is frame it in a circle

thanks for looking

Sunday, 8 August 2010

text text and mre text

You actually cant see this very well cos of how I took the pic it is straight thoe all the way around
but went for a book shape then made some flowers - here is a link to how they were made

it will f fit in with the challenge at cute card Thursday with 'whateva' I added a sugar nellie stamp, coloured with pro markers, some script paper from my stash a swirl cut on the cricut and some diamante embellies
I will enter this again in the blog at craftalicious

thanks for looking


heres my attempt at an exploding box, quite like it, think I made the lid too big on this, my other attempt was a too small lid!! hmm maybe 3rd time lucky!

I cut some daisys out on the cricut and used sooooo much card!!! flip, they were all 12x12 and I hate cutting those!

craftalicious challenge was to make your worn flowers, I did cut them on the cricut but added a brad and the middle one is layered! hope that is ok!

Sunday, 1 August 2010

forever friends

I just can't resist this forever friends CD
had to have another play with it - got lots printed out now, so think there will be lots of them!!

this is just a simple bridal card
I have used backing paper from the CD too and then added some diamante embellishments and some ribbon and even flowersoft to the flowers on the image!

At creative craft challenges this week - the challenge is 'here comes the bride'

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