Tuesday, 12 April 2011

stampin up box

this box was made with an A4 sheet, cut down in length to 28 cm
scored at 4cm, 12cm, 16cm and 24cm
then turn around and score at 4cms from each end

the green card is old olive from stampin up, so is the yellow, its stamped with night of navy ink with the circles stamp set

I have used the small circle punch from stampin up to cut some of the smaller circles to give some dimension to the box too and the sentiment stamp is also from stampin up

not sure what I will use the box for yet but someone is going to be very very lucky!!!

I will use this for the challenges at
creative inspirations - punches and dies
papertake weekly - dimentional

big thanks to Jan for her spectacular stampin up demo - looking forward to the next one!!!!

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Molly for my Holly

oooh the beautiful Molly Bloom! just apt for my Holly's birthday card
have used promarkers, not very well so please dont look at where its run, and some stickles to colour her, and even used glossy accents to make her wand and wings shine!!
the paper has been in my stash for a while, its from bobunny and kaiser craft, have made my own flowers from scallopped spiral die cuts and the leavesthe crafty pad were cut on the cricut
have also added some diamantes to give it a bit of bling!!

I want to use it for the challenges at
CES challenges - children
karens doodles - fancy and feminine
pixie dust - fluttering wings
OCC - recipe
allsorts challenge - bloomin blossoms
dream valley - things with wings
papertake weekly - anything goes
creative inspirations - dies and punches
craft your passion - anything goes
crazy challenge - just add flowers
kaboodles doodles - lets get girlie
the crafty pad - flowers

not bad for just 1 card, even if it is 8x8!!

thanks for dropping by

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

ff easter

awww I love this new forever friends decoupage, teamed with matching papers, I made one of those twisted easel cards again - sooo pretty, I have also used some of the luvlerleee card candy and have shredded  some pink ribbon and added a sentiment (also on the decoupage sheet)

just going to add it to the challenges at
totally gorjuss - spring has sprung
alys - spring theme
lexi's - ribbon, no bow or knot
polkadoodles - spring
totally papercrafts - cute and cuddly

Monday, 28 March 2011

a wee card

for a special friend who likes all things scottish!!!
I knew I had this JN decoupage in my stash so wasnt too hard to decide what to use, and I teamed it up with some tartan backing paper.  Another go and distressing, but I just never am happy with my attmepts!

I want to use this for the challenges at
craft your days away - for a special lady
allsorts - for a special lady
crafty cardmakers - special birthdays

thanks for looking

Sunday, 20 March 2011

a bit more jolly

another JN decoupage now, I am a bit sad really, getting excited when use up some of my old stash!!!

have used the matching backing papers on this one and layered onto green card. I usually throw away the extra bits that come with the sheets but have actually used some of them as embellishments. I want to use this for the challenges at
CCC - green
pixie dust - green

thanks for dropping by
Paula x

one for the boys

thought it was about time I used up some of the jolly nation decoupage I have had lying around - think I bought this one when I started card making!
very simple to make up and I have used matching backing paper, the sentiment is actually on gold  card and layered on purple, the image is on purple and gold too

I want to use this for the challenges at
incy wincy - for the boys
papertake weekly - 3 of something (card candy)
papercutz - open theme
CES - favourite song (holding out for hero)

thanks for looking
Paula x

Thursday, 3 March 2011


I've been playing with my CDs again and all this card was made with the forever friends CD
the image is decoupaged only one layer and the babcking paper is also on the CD
I layered onto mirriboard and made the sentiment on the CD

I want to use this card for the challenges at
pixie dust - polkadots
crafts 4 eternity - easel card

thanks for looking

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

In The Garden

remember my mantra??
I have used some more stash, this time Jolly Nation Decoupage
I have used matching backing paper and some natural coloured (actually havent a clue what that stuff is called, looks a bit like straw)
and they layered it up on white and blue card before putting together

wanted to use this as a twist on the 'in the garden' challenge at creative inspirations

another Kanban

heres another of the kanban ladies I have decoupaged, I WILL USE MY STASH I WILL USE MY STASH I WILL USE MY STASH (my new mantra)
used the rest of my 12x12 paper from my bits box and added some blue chiffon ribbon and card candy, the sentiment came with the decoupage sheet

I am going to use this card for the CCC challenge - feminine in blue or green
moving along with the times - fashion challenge - used the pink image from Kanban for this challenge too!!

spring flower

heres another fab image from Daisy Doodles store
I used sakura pens to colour the image
and the backing paper was from cute companions, left over from craft club a few weeks ago

thought I would use it for the challenge at

ces challenge - flowers and flutterbys
lexis creations - flowers
creative cottage - fab florals
stamp challenges - something with flowers

another vacation!

heres a decoupage jolly nation card I made from my stash, its been in my collection ages, think it came in a bargain bag once upon a time

I thought it would be great for the vacation challenge at pixie dust studio

Tuesday, 1 March 2011


I have had a load of kanban stash for a few weeks but not used any yes so thought I should
this one is decoupaged and I used some old backing paper I think its bo bunny
used some of my lovely card candy and some ribbon and thats it!
I  wanted to add this to the challenges at
trimmies - colour challenge
craft your passion - girlie girl

thanks for looking

chillin out!

I coloured my stamped image with promarkers and layered it onto paper from my scraps box
added a sentiment and some card candy
and thought this is an ideal card for the challenge at
pixie dust for 'vacation time'

hodge heg

thought I would keep it simple since comming home, am a bit tired and got loads of bits to use up!
so with whats left from craft club a few weeks back I decided to use some up
cute companions I think is the make (have slept since then and still feel a bit seasick - need to get land legs back!)
used the double sided paper from the pack and layered it and added a ribbon before sticking to the card, then used a a scallopped scare cut from the cricut (winterwoodland cartridge) and finally added 2 little images already coloured for me

want to use this for the challenges at
crafty creations - at the bottom of my garden lives.....
diecut dreams - spring garden scene

teenage boy

I dont tend to do many boy or men cards but have been asked for a lot just lately so thought I had better do some!
heres an easy one I made using an image from greeting card factory
I had this stripy paper in my bit box but I'm not certain where its originally from now but it was a 12x12 once upon a time and its lovely thick quality paper, I love it!
I have made the sentiment on the computer and added some card candy

I am going to use it for the challenges at

thats it very straightforward to do but quite effective if I say so myself

sorry if there are spelling mistakes on this post as the dog has decided to welcome me home by sleeping on my knee!!


sketch Challenge DD

so sorry I am late this week in posting, only just got back from my cruise!! good enough excuse really, although think I will have to go back to sleep soon as I just cant get over the jet lag!

the challenge at DD this week is a sketch, its simple too so please go and have a go at it! theres some fab freebies in store too for you to use, as you have to use a DD image to join in

heres the sketch...
see told ya it was simple so no excuse!!

and heres what I came up with

I used the flower from the flower pack and coloured with promarkers and used a velvet brad on the centre. I  used paper from papermania, its a 12x12 sheet and is also double sided so had to take a deep breath before cutting into it
then I used a ready made sentiment and mounted onto the other side of the 12x12 and some cord underneath
so so simple to do

I would like to add this to the challenges at
CES - flowers and flutterbys
lexis creations - flowers
creative cottage - fab florals
trimmies challenge - colour challenge

Monday, 14 February 2011

Shimmery Valentines

well I know I said no more valentines cards but THIS IS REALLY THE LAST ONE!!!
its my DT card for the challenge at Daisy Doodles
the challenge is
I used the FREE sentiment digi and the pricking template also from the store

I added some heart shaped gem stones and covered the heart with red stickles
I layered all this onto paper (yes I was brave and cut up another 12x12 sheet) from bo bunny

dont forget though, if you want to join in with the challenge at Daisy Doodles, you need to use one of their digis!! They have some beautiful ones, so go and have a look!!

I would like to use this card for the challenges at
allsorts challenge - all about the sentiment
papertake weekly - have a heart
creative card crew - for a loved one
creative cottage - words of love
pixie dust studio - be my valentine
trimmies - valentines
crafty catz - valentines
stamp challenges - valentines
polkadoodles - thats amore
christmas blog challenge -to the one i love
stampin for the weekend - valentines day

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Caron Vinson Fairys

heres a couple of cards I made using some Caron Vinson Decoupage I have had in my stash for ages
I really do love these images, she is such a fab artist!

I will add these cards to the challenge at
charmisma cards - mythical/fantasy challengte

Bunches of love

this is what we had to work with at craft club a while ago, and I have eventually gotten around to using it!
I made an easel card using matching papers

I wanted to use this for the challenge at
creative card crew - for a loved one
CES - cute and cuddly

thanks for looking xx

Thursday, 10 February 2011

ooodles of love

I seem to be going a bit decoupage crazy lately
but I am adamant I will use up some of my stash before buying more things
so this FF decoupage is ideal for valentines
just love those tumblin' hearts
I have layered mirri card onto a white A5 card, then used a background from JS ATC assistant CD to use as a frame, then added lots of bling to the frame, and then some silver card candy to the corners

This is for the challenges at
allsorts challenge - love love love
the secret crafter - valentines
the crafty pad - love is in the air
craft your passion - bling on your love
papertake weekly - have a heart
ccc -  for a a loved one
creative craft challenges - love is in the air
polka doodles - with hearts

and hopefully thats all the valentines cards I am going to be doing!!! I am a tad fed up with them now actually!!

thanks for looking
Paula xx


out of my comfort zone"!!!!

at the stampin up workshop we made this card
really not my type of thing
firstly the colours arent something I would put together and secondly MORE THAN 1 STAMP TO A CARD!!!
in fact there are 4 as the sentiment is also stamped!
the main image is heat embossed too, the yellow part is the embossed area, is actually much nicer in the flesh I have to say, but all in all I do like it!

I want to use this for the
more than one image challenge at Paper Sundaes
crafty creations 3 little words challenge

Monday, 7 February 2011

B I N G O......................

It'sssssss Playtime :)

In the near future we will be having a game of bingo again at Daisy Doodles.

We have done this in the past and as it was successful, we've decided to have another game.

To be eligible to play you need to mail us before the 16th February.


After this date you will be sent your own unique numbers, and bingo ticket, and the date that the bingo will commence.

There will be 2 prizes, one being a $25 GC and the 2nd will be for $10 to spend in store.

Sunday, 6 February 2011


at crafty bunch last week we left home with some bits and pieces, and I wasnt too sure what to do with this paper, didnt want to cut into it to be honest but I did, but what more can you do with it really, just used it as the card, with some ribbon and my beloved card candy! then a sentiment! thats it easy peasy, gosh I am becomming a lazy crafter!
so will use this for the moving along with the times red challenge
CES challenge red and romance - even though I havent made this into a valentines card

I love those little ladybirds at the bottom left hand side of the card!!! sooo cute

thanks for looking xx

A little bit cheeky!!!

well I was asked to make a 'not so lovey' valentines card
hope they like it!!
saw a card with a similar sentiment on in a shop, then the picture is from a CD, but forgotten which one now!
so simple really no messing just put it together quickly, was hardest to think what to put on as a sentiment really

cute card Thursday has a challenge called 'banish the blues' so will enter for that I think, hope its not too rude!
Papercutz challenge is to have a valentines card without hearts


just a nice simple straightforward card, but was a struggle to make because..........
I cut into some beautiful 12x12 paper, but not only does it look delish, it is very touchy feely! it is beautiful, it is from daisy bucket designs, and has a pattern on one side and the other is 4x 6inx6 in patterns, all different, so will be using it again
I want to use it for the challenge at charisma cards - no embellishments
thats it
short yet sweet
Paula xx

roll of a die!

the challenge at CRAFT this week is 'the roll of a die', I couldnt quite work out what that meant, I looked at the DT cards and I decided it was something to do with die cutting!!
so the card I have used with Edwin coloured with promarkers, had diecut frame and insert to the frame! I used freebie papers from nit wit, which were in one of my magazines once upon a time. The buttons are actually made out of paper too
the paper fits in with the challenge of plaid/tartan at crafty catz
thanks for looking

More FF

heres some mroe FF decoupage I found in my stash, so have cut up some more paper too!!! almost broke out in a sweat!

I want to use this card for the
hearts and flowers challenge at CCC
creative cottage - words of love challenge
allsorts challenge - love love love
the secret crafter - valentine challenge
the crafty pad -love is in the air

stampin up card

heres the card I made up at the stampin up class I went to at Jans
the background, sentiment and flower are stamped and all is layered with chocolate and pink card, and a chocolate ribbon, really had a great time, just waiting for my stash to come now!!!

I want to use this card for the challenges at
papertake weekly - anything goes with flowers
a spoonful of sugar - picture challenge

love boat

I've been having a sort out of craft stash and decided it's time to use up some things I  already have!  I found some FF decoupage sheets I forgot about so decided to use some up

simple 3d image here and a border punched embellishment covered in 2 pieces of chiffon ribbon, image layered on co ordinating paper and then some card candy in the corners, how simple!

I will use this for the challenges at
polka doodles - with hearts
allsorts challenge - love love love
the secret crafter - valentines

Monday, 31 January 2011

Red & A Sentiment

This Week At Daisy Doodles
the challenge is
Red and a Sentiment
Here's what I came up with....
The backing papers are from the DD Store
and are a pack of 5 with beautiful red and black hearts and flowers so ideal for valentines cards but also for lots of other projects
I used the decoupage image from the country companions range which we used at craft club last week and the sentiment from the same range.
I added 2 chiffon ribbons from my stash

I will use this card for challenges at
totally gorgeous - as you like it
OCC - 3d valentines project (decoupage image)
papersundaes - valentines
Crafty Cardmakers - floral (backing paper)
lexis creations  - valentines
a spoonful of sugar - valentines
charisma cards - valentine/love
crafty catz - flowers (backing paper)

Wednesday, 26 January 2011


have started decoupaging a lot again lately
so thats how I made this ferrari card, decoupage
I even added the number plate with the initials and age of the recipitant
very simply done just matting and layering the image, the sentiment and the numbers cut out on cricut (george cartridge)
and used a bit of card candy and thread
thats it very very simple card but I dont think it needs much else

I am going to use it for the challenges at
charisma cards - magic numbers
delightful sketches - lets celebrate


heres a nice simple card I made on Sunday
thought I should get my craft CDs out and use them as I have so many and forget about them!

I firstly used the sentiment AND ITS FREE!! from  Daisy Doodles
and then i layered this onto an image from JS ATC assistant in red
then decoupaged the image 3 times and then layered onto red and then black card
the mulberry paper is actually faux mulberry so much easier to work with
I added some wired ribbon so the bow was more 'shapable'
and finally used hearts cut at random shapes and sizes on the cricut to embellish

thanks for looking

lexis creations - valentine
pollycraft - black white and one other colour
a spoonful of sugar - valentines

Monday, 24 January 2011


oooh cd again!
I used cc mens hobbies and decoupaged the image
then cut ovals out on my cricut and the sentiment box also cut on the cricut
tried several times to emboss a sentiment but gave up and used a peel off in the end
finally added some card candy
I am going to use this for the challenges at
ccc - male
trimmies - sport

another quickie

I bought this paper pack from papermania 'birdsong'
its stunning but havent really got a clue what to do with it, and of course, my paper fettish wont let me cut into it soo decided after seeing a sample in the crafty bunch just to embellish the paper itself
Im not sure the sentiment goes though, might have to change that at some point
I used stickles to start with on the middle of the flowers and then went back to add some tiny pearls
then added a big thick chiffon ribbon and thats it, didnt want to keep messing with it!!

am going to use it for the challenge at
papertake weekly - ribbons and pearls

Saturday, 22 January 2011

craftwork cards

On Tuesday at craft club we used craftwork cards stock
I have looked at this a few times and wasnt sure it was my 'cup of tea'
although on the night I did enjoy the 'challenge' and liked my creations

so I used backing paper as my main focus for this one, cut the edge off a 6x6 card with a scalloped cutter, then used a slice of the paper to put down the inside edge
I then cut my paper so it was slightly smaller than the card, I layered my sentiment and when I got home cut my 'shape' on the cricut and layered it
I then shredded some ribbon and tied around the shape before sticking down with 3d squares
I even added a mini pearl
finally I added some card candy
simple card!

I will use it for challenges at
pollycraft - sweet pastel colours
papertake weekly - ribbon and pearl
CCC - monochrome

thanks for looking xx

suits you!!

I had some paper left over from my craft class a while back, wasnt much of this sheet left but decided I should use it!
saw a card a while back that was like a mans tuxedo so thought I would try but didnt have the dimensions so had to just make it up as I went along
took a few trianlgles of the black card to make it look like the collar and then a square and rectangle to mimic a pocket, then I used peel offs to edge them
I used the paper I had left to make a shirt and hankercheif and then a brad as a pocket

turned out better than I expected to be honest!!

want to use this for the challenges at
papercutz - your choice

Paula xx

Friday, 21 January 2011

for Nick

heres a really simple easy card
I struggle with mens cards all the time, and needed something quick
so found an image on google and mounted it, then some paper from my stash as backingpaper, layered that too onto red card and finally a sentiment printed from my pc onto the same red card and voila
and funnily enough he thought it was wonderful!!!

just going to quickly enter this to the challenge at creative card crew for their 'for men' challenge!!

thanks for looking

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

house mouse

I have been meaning to use some house mouse stamped images for ages but for some reason just didn't get around to it, so decided it was high time I did!
I even used watercolour pencils for this image - again something I have neglected for ages and am quite pleased with the result so I really should make a concious decision to use them more

I layered the image onto pink card and then onto a frame cut on the cricut
not entirely sure where the tiny stamped cupcakes are from but found them in my stash lurking and had to use them too
so quite a productive card as its made me use up some stash I had forgotten about!

I am going to use this card for the following challenges
moving along with the times - dreams come true
stamp challenges - anything goes

different easel shape

I have been playing around on the cricut again and made a different shaped easel card again
I really like this shape as it's so easy but really pretty

I have used a lili of the valley image and just simply layered the frame shape with purple card, then added some handmade paper flowers with (although its not very clear) glittery brads to just brighten them up a bit, thats it simples!!!

I want to use the card for the challenges at
delightful sketches - easel card
craft your days away - anything goes
CES - no designer papers
the crafty pad - something new
creative cottage - something new

and that my dears is that!!
thanks for looking

Monday, 17 January 2011

cookie bag (alas an empty one!)

The challenge this week at Daisy Doodles is
so gives me the chance to get messy (not my thing normally!) and have a good old play!

below is how I made my DT sample

first of all stamp and cut out 5 flowers
I have used these digi flowers from the flower pack at Daisy Doodles
which has 14 images for just $5
stamped onto red card

 next I used distress inks to 'distress' the flowers although as I used worn lipstick distress ink its not so clear on the photograph
then I spritzed my flowers first with pink taffy glimmer mist and made up a spritz containing water, barn door distress ink and some cosmic shimmer powder then squirted lots of this onto the flowers.  At this stage they are really wet so need to handle with care

whilst waiting for them to dry slightly I embossed the top of a gold coloured brad, although didnt do a tutorial for that as I forgot (will do that another day)

whilst the flowers are still damp layer them up and hold together with a brad and then you can scrunch up the petals to how you want them.
I then squirted again with the sprays.

leave to dry (or if you are as impatient as me you could use a heat gun to help it along)

I used on my gift bag which one day I will either bake cookies or put sweeties into

The bag I made after seeing a demo by Nicki at the Crafty Bunch and also its in issue 25 of docrafts creativity magazine (page 39)

maybe one day I will get around to taking photographs along the way of my making other things!!

thanks for looking
and dont forget to join in with the challenge at Daisy Doodles - and USE ONE OF THE IMAGES FROM THE STORE (THERE ARE FREEBIES TOO)


Monday, 10 January 2011

Noahs Ark

Ages and Ages ago I had a magazine (craft one but not sure which) with some free nitwit papers and images in it, and found them in my stash again, thought it was about time to use it!!! I did buy some of their stuff before Christmas and didnt even get around to using it in the end but there's always next year, think I will be buying more from their site as I just lurve it!!!

so decoupaged noahs ark and used the backing paper that looks like its quilted
was just so simple yet so effective!!!

I want to use this for the challenges at...

ces - all creatures great and small
charisma cardz - birthdays/celebrations

Cupcake Milk Carton

I promised myself that it wasn't going to be a year of just making cards! soo have started with a box!! I used my cricut to cut a 'milk carton' shaped box

I was really brave and cut into some 12x12 double sided paper from Kaiser scrapbook which I have had for ages but just couldnt be brave enough to cut into!
you can see the inside pattern as that is the pattern on the tag which is die cut and tied on with ribbon via a hole made with the cropodile

The cupcake is a digi stamp from daisy doodles, and I have coloured that with my promarkers, finally adding some seed beeds
There is another identical cupcake on the back, and I shall use the box to put a cupcake inside

I am now starting doing some blog challenges again as I havent been doing any for ages, so am going to use this box for the challenges at....

craft your days away - anything goes
CCC - new years resolutions
cute card Thursday - out with the old
moving along with the times - old and new stash (digi and paper)
crafty catz - food and drink
stamp challenges - use a digi
cupcake craft challenges - something new
crafty cardmakers - use read and a die cut
pollycraft - new things
craft your passion - tie on a ribbon

thanks for looking
Paula xx

Monday, 3 January 2011

to start off the new year!

It's the first challenge of the New Year over at Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges
the challenge is
which is to use a challenge from the past or a new one
but dont forget to use your image from
there are some fantastic digis for all occasions and even some beautiful digi papers too

I have been to craft club during the festive period, and we were using papermania capsule collection
I just didnt want to use the paper (my problem which I am hoping to get over this year of cutting paper!) but I was brave but as its so pretty wanted it to be the focus of the card.  I used some co-ordinating ribbon and then I shredded some to use as an embellishment and fastened it to the ribbon using a brad from the collection, I also felt I HAD to use some of the teeny tiny buttons too but now wish I hadn't!

I then made my own sentiment on the computer and  when I got home coloured my floral cross from DD with Sakura pens and paintbrush and made into a tag

finally I added a lovely sentiment on the Greeting Card Factory Programme and thats it!!

thanks for looking
and dont forget to go and see whats in store at DD

Paula xx

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