Sunday, 24 June 2012

summer clip board

flip these are addictive, have decided to make 1 more, although I do have some clips left so maybe I will do some more at some point

I bought a pack of papers from America on my last holiday there and this paper is from that stack
so bright and colourful, just right for summer

The images is die cut on the cricut only 3 layers used this time

and the clip - 5 for £1
recycled card to make the board, added about 6 layers to give it some thickness

love to create - summertime fun
crafty individuals - summer ball
divas by design - to die for
simon says - anything but a card
cute card thursday  - here comes summer
CRAFT - colour challenge
charisma cards - summer
DYSU - inspired by a movie - grease
delightful challenges - anything goes
polka doodles - trooping the colours
allsorts - any die will do
and finally
OSAAT - summer dresses

blimey, cant believe I managed to fit this into so many!!
took a while to make though


lots of folds today for boofle, papers a bit bright, again I have braved cutting into some 12x12 paper from my stash, cant remember what make it is Im afraid, thought I would add some brown to it then boofle from do crafts and a sentiment from craftwork cards
a bit of ribbon from my stash and thats it really
quite a simple card but wow its bright!!

craft your passion - flips and folds
do you stack up - inspired by a movie - the green mile!!!
craft your days away - teddy bear

Saturday, 23 June 2012

bag it

ooo errr mrs
again another non me type of thing
didnt want to do cards so thought I would do a bag instead I sprayed the mannequin and the gears die's with perfect pears spray, the backing paper is from craftwork cardss and I have added some rafia to it, then stuck it to some dark brown card and onto a 'takeaway' type bag

thats about it really, wasnt that adventurous, however the design for me is an adventure!!!!

crafty card makers - no cards,tags or atcs
tuesday taggers - anything goes
divas by design - to die for
simon says - anything but a card
allsorts - any die will do

little fisherman

oh I just love this lili of the valley image
had it for ages but just never gotten around to using him
I love the paper too, struggled to cut this as its double sided but have managed to get both sides used on this card
I used some nice white card and dry embossed lines around the square as a frame for the image
I added a sentiment from craftwork cards and some rafia just to finish off

love to create - summertime fun
cute card Thursday - here comes summer
charisma cards - summer
MAWTT - happy birthday
delightful challenges - anything goes
marks - score lines

thanks for stopping by

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

ring a ring a roses

have been making some more brooches!
really love these, so therapeutic to make, cut out on sizzix machine with very thick felt - so difficult to get hold of!!!

I actually have used the hot glue gun to hold these instead of sewing this time, then sewed the pin to the back and glued onto a leaf from the thick felt (think its almost a cm thick this one!

crafty card makers - no card, tag or atc
tuesday taggers - anything goes

just soooo un me!!

heck this is just not me at all is it!!
although I actually do like it, distress n inks just dont work out when I try
plus just dont like getting inky hands
and cant stand the mess
this week at craft club I decided I was going to try something different
had the manequin die cuts and papers, so cut some tim holtz cogs out on sizzix, added some card candy and ribbon, used pearl spray (forgot the real name for it) and thats it

made a nice gift box, think I am going to have a go at making some home made truffles to go inside now

crafty cardmakers - no cards, tags or atcs
creative card crew - 1,2,3 = 1 mannequin, 2 papers, 3 cogs
tuesday taggers - anything goes
moving along with the times - craft cardstock

little bug!

good morning!
lovely sunny day here today, hope it means summer has finally arrived!
have been playing with embossing tool now! made a background to add my image from lili of the valley to rather than backing papers, added some fab carnations from wild orchids, cut some leaves off my cricut and thats about it, very easycard, but think it works well

pink elephant have a picture inspiration - lovely red summer image, which I think just about sums up this little bug!

love to craft's challenge is summertime fun
divas by design also have a summer theme
lili of the valley is in the garden

hoping the summer is here to stay for a little while! wont hold my breath!!!!
now do I wear summer outfit for work today???

thanks for looking
Paula xx

Sunday, 17 June 2012

a little bit tropical

Had to  make a birthday card for someone who likes parrots!

found this a bit difficult to think of what to do really, so went to trusty old greeting card factory for an image
teamed this up with paper from bo bunny, really hurt to cut into this as its double sided and I just love the colour and texture of it - but am trying to get out of my addiction for beautiful paper!

decided on an easel as I havent done one of these for ages and just added some ribbon from stash and green card and buttons, used some red thread on buttons just because I thought it was a bit too 'green'

Lexi's - happy birthday
pink elephant - masculine
Tuesday throwdown - critters (are birds classed as critters????)
papertake weekly - 321 (3 buttons, 2 ribbons, 1 image)
divas by design - summer
simon says - summer inspiration
charisma cards - male card
DYSU - male/boy
alphabet - j for journey
polkadoodle - summer scene


not bad for 1 little card, even if I did use one of my fave papers!!

Saturday, 16 June 2012

recycling old stuff!!

I needed some clipboards for our WI but didnt want to spend a lot of money on them, went out shopping today to get some but couldnt see anything suitable, then in the 99p shop saw 5 of these clips for 99p (who would have guessed it in the 99p shop)
so decided to make my own

my auntie works in a factory and often brings me home old card that would normally be thrown away, but knows I like to mess around with card and papers

I cut 8 pieces of the card 11x9 ins and glued them together, then I covered back and front with papers I brought home from America last year (not sure of the make, they were in a pack of 50 for about $7) I then did a bit of paper piecing by cutting the lovely ladies off the forever young cartridge on my cricut, the clothes are from bits of scrap in my scrap box
then I lastly added a clip and actually am quite pleased with how they turned out!
would have liked to do a bit more embellishing but then I wouldnt be able to use them properly as would be a problem when writing on the paper

love to create - recycling
allsorts challenge - paper piecing

easy as 1,2,3 wellington

aww I am going do craft mad arent I
heres another wellington from their range, the image is from a sheet of wellingtons, the script paper is also from that range, and the stripy paper havent a clue where that was from originally (has been in my 'cant bear to throw away that bit' box for ages) buttons and brown card from my stash, and have cut the sentiment frame on my cricut

pink elephant - masculine card
papertake weekly - 3,2,1 (3 buttons, 2 papers, 1 image)
try it on tuesday -  anything goes
charisma cards - male card
do you stack up - male card
delightful challenges - male card

so simple

anniversary boofle

aww boofle you are fab! so many uses from the decoupage pack I bought, this one I have used with portobello road papers from do craft, have recycled a heart charm from a lindt bunny (oh the sacrifices I have to make for crafting)

I want to use this for the challenges at
love to create - something recycled
cupcake craft  - red, white and blue
craft your passion - anything goes
poodles parlour - red white and blue
just us girls - red, white and blue
secret crafter - red, white and blue

have had a nice day playing with craft stuff, been productive too!!!
thanks for stopping by

Friday, 15 June 2012

recycled drinking chocolate tin

I maded this little tin out of a thorntons drinking chocolate canister, I cant believe I forgot to take a photo of the tin before i started (perhaps I will have to buy some more)

I used some paper from my stash, not sure where its from now, some lace around top and boofle decoupage

hubby cut me a hole in the top for pennies to go through but think i need to have a mess with it to tidy it up a bit!

using this for challenges at
love to create - something recycled
try it on tuesdays - anything goes

Thursday, 14 June 2012

candy alert!!

hey everyone take a look at ME AND MY MAGNOLIA blog, candy up for grabs!
how kind of her!!
I wont wish you luck though as I want it all to myself!!!

pampered critters

Here I am again
cant sleep so may as well put time to good use
have bought the tulip and friends CD and not used it yet
so printed off this cute image, and I had the tulip paper pack already so used somed of that, layered with pink card and some pretty pink ribbon I brought back from the States with me

I want to use this card for challenges at

tuesday throwdown - critters
craft room challenge - 4 legged family
(3 mice,2 ribbon, 1 paper)
allsorts - ice cream colours

leader of the pack

well like I was saying............

I am going to use up some of my papers before buying some more, although to be fair, I have been so tempted today to buy some more of the british themed paper, but I was good and resisted!!

The backing paper I have used for this card has been in my stash forever!  and I even cut into a 12x12 piece for this small card.  The image is from the cards for men magazine, which I also have had a while.
I printed the sentiment off and layered all onto green card

challenges this card is going into

Lexi's creations - Happy Birthday
Pink Elephant - Masculine card
CCC - song inspired
Try it on Tuesdays - anything goes
Marks - black, white and a colour

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

heart to heart

I have been browsing the do crafts mag, and saw some beautiful hanging hearts (which I collect actually) so thought I would give it a go, picked out some double sided 12x12 card which I wasnt too upset about using (think it was out of one of those bargain packs) while I did a sample, think its from my minds eye (could be wrong sorry) anyway, stuck to the letter of the tutorial, however, the card was a bit thick as it tells you to fold each piece in half before curling, also wasnt as smooth as it could have been because of the fold (when I looked closely neither was it in mag)   

so then I tried again, with paper that was in a bulk buy, and halved the size of the strips, but still used double sided so it didnt matter, it was much better this time, easier to bend and looks better overall!  I think if not using double sided card/paper folding would be necessary but I think double sided, thinner strips are the way forward!!
I will be making some more soon!

thanks for looking xx

craft your passion - anything goes

oh I do like to be beside the sea side

I bought 2 sheets of this Micheal Powell range from Do crafts before thinking about what to do with it! have really struggled but then went with something so simple!
double sided paper from bo bunny (which almost killed me to cut into) layered with burgundy and white (the image and sentiment) and added a bit of burgundy ribbon

the challenge at cute card Thursday is water water everywhere, CRAFT is a male card, charisma cards is travel, delightful challenges is summer fun, Lexi's is happy birthday and thats not bad for a little card like this I dont think!!

thanks for looking

Monday, 11 June 2012

Welly Bobs

here is wellington bear, bought some sheets of die cuts of him, really impressed with this range
didnt use the papers this time though, have teamed it up with some paper from the FF retro range

simple to do, just added some navy card from my stash and layered it onto a scalloped craftwork card

simple really!

CCC - song inspired (be my teddy bear - or wotever its called - you know the one, Elvis sang it!!)
CRAFT - male card


again time to use up some of my beautiful LOTV stash, had them for ages, just dont like using them, they are too precious!  Bought them at the NEC a couple of years ago, but have to let go!!

stripey paper sent to me in a swap, no idea where its from, the spotty is from FF retro range
buttons from stash and some lovely lovely card candy!

challenges -
LOTV - one for the boys
CRAFT challenge - male card
charisma cards - travel
delightful challenges - summer fun
OSAAT - man in your life

Too Lip

I always wonder why my bit box is always over flowing! Mainly because I have lovely bits of paper, not quite big enough for any of the projects I want to do  but just cant part with them
my aim is to use some of them!

The card is just a plain white 5x5in card, I used cuttlebug and swiss dots to emboss just over half the page (wanted to do less of it but their wasnt room in the machine for that!  The paper and image is from do crafts tulip range, I cut a circle on the cricut in green and some flowers on there too, then layered, the green pearls I havent a clue where they came from, found them lurking!!

going to use this for challenges
CCC  - song inspired (Happy Birthday)
allsorts challenge - ice cream colours
cute card Thursday - water water everywhere
delightful challenges - summer fun

special friend

I am suffering with my back at the moment, which means I can't sleep and cant sit still for long, although its a pain, there is some advantages - I manage to get some crafting done!

I decided its time to stop using new stuff and root to the bottom of my stash, especially my beloved papers which I struggle to cut in to!

the papers I have used are from the forever friends retro collection.  The image is from lili of the valley
not quite sure where the ribbon came from, and I printed the sentiment off the computer.
scalloped card from craftwork cards

I am going to use this card to enter the challenges at
craft your passion - anything goes
tuesday throwdown - friendship
charisma cards - travel (well ya ride a horse dont ya)

quite pleased with this card, need a horsey friend to send it to now!

thanks for looking
Paula xx

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I really need some of these for both fingers and toes! off to check out the website now

ttfn x


Sunday, 10 June 2012

whiskey fix

for fathers day have made my dad a box to fit 2 minature whiskeys in, got the idea from do crafts magazine this month which has a wine holder, however didnt do the outside cover for this, and think in future might have to hange my dimentions as bit.

I have used black card for the box and then some double sided distress paper from We R memory keepers

again a boofle decoupage. I love this dude!

forgotten what its like to have fun crafting after studying since September!!

want to use this box for the challenges at

papertake weekly - anything goes
moving along with the times - anything but square
OSAAT - for the man in your life

now off to have a play with some other paper stash!!
ttfn xx

For You Dad

ooh don't ya just love this range from Docrafts

Boofle is so cute, have bought tons of decoupage with him - didnt invest in the paper, have to make myself be strong and actually use up some of the stuff from my stash instead!
think this paper is from the forever friends retro collection
the sentiment is craftwork cards and have cut the layers using punches from stampin' up

actually have enjoyed doing a bit of decoupage again!

I am going to enter this card into challenges at
CRAFT challenge - male card
love to create - fathers day
OSAAT - man in your life (hes one of the men in my life)

lots of flowers

I love this range of stash from craftwork cards
however never quite sure what to do with it so its been sat in the drawer for a while
very simple card to do but I am happy with it, ribbon and buttons from deep down in the stash I have had for ages

I want to use this card for the challenges at
polkadoodles for lots of flowers - think I might just qualify with this card, there a couple of flowers there!
allsorts challenge for ice-cream colours - now might have to go and find some to eat! (ice-cream that is not flowers)

thanks for looking

Saturday, 9 June 2012

another door tag

made this door sign for Freya who likes yellow and giraffes!
the flowers were from wild orchid crafts, ribbon and gems from my stash! 
cut the words and the tag on the cricut
hope she likes it

I want to enter this for the challenges at
CCCC - tag
papertake weekly - anything goes
divas by design - chocolate (the colours of cadbury flake - didnt realise when i was making it but obviously advertising works as thats what i wanted to eat after making it!)

looking forward to seeing what you think of it!

Friday, 8 June 2012

just got back into blogging again after a long break, and hey look!!
came in the top 3 for my 'crowning glory' hanger
its going in for another competition at the WI meeting this month, will let you know how I get on there too!

thanks Crafts 4 Eternity

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Door Tag

I decided its time to try something a bit different!
so using my cricut and SCAL cut a large tag shape from some thick board I had, then cut patterned papers from do crafts - tulip range
I have the cd tulip and friends so printed and cut out a tulip image, added some ribbon and flowers from wild orchid crafts
the letters were cut on cricut using the storybook cartridge
and thats it, a lovely door sign!

I am going to use if for the challenges at

OSAAT - use a digi
CCCC -  Tag you're it
papertake weekly - anything goes
MAWTT - anything but a square

quite enjoyed making this one, been able to play with all different embellishments!

thanks for looking

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Throne Room

decided to have a go at some hanging plaques/door signs
this one is with a jubilee theme - using portobello papers and ribbon
have cut some thick board on cricut and covered with paper on the back and front
am going to use this one for the challenges at
polkadoodles for jubilee theme
crafts 4 eternity for royals
and again
craft your days away for red white and blue

thanks for looking

fathers day card made using portobello papers and ribbon, cricut storybook card to cut the words
quite a simple one to get me back into my blogging
I am going to use this card for the challenges at
love to craft - fathers day card

craft your days away - red white and blue
thanks for looking
Paula xx

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