Thursday, 24 August 2017

Let's Cook

I've managed to create another card with this month's Love From Lizi kit - everything is from the kit with the exception of the button and string.


The topper is velum so I adhered it to some pale yellow card stock using my Xyron Creative station.


I used my Die-namics die to cut the little banners and a Tattered Lace Die to cut the flower.

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Pauline
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Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Best wishes on ...

This is the card that I made for my eldest son to give his girlfriend on her 21st Birthday - he likes shabby chic/vintage designs.


I used papers from the Sara Davies Shabby Chic Signature collection along with a Crafter's Companion die.


I have inked the edges of everything and layered the butterflies up for dimension.  The sentiment is from the DigiStamp Boutique cut out with a Spellbinders die.  I also decorated the inside of the card.


Thank you for visiting my blog today, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
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Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Golden Years

I have made this card to enter the current CD Sunday Challenge - the theme is Past Times.


I have used my Crafter's Companion Downton Abbey CD, this is one of the projects on CD 3 - it is a Double Pocket Card.


Eveyrthing comes from the CD with the exception of the sentiment, ribbon and twine - these are all from my stash.


I have used Kraft card stock for my base and inked the edges of everything with frayed burlap Distress Ink.

I would like to enter this card into the CD Sunday Challenge - Past Times.

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Pauline
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Monday, 21 August 2017

21st Birthday Wishes

This is the card that I made for my youngest son to give Hannah for her Birthday, we went out for a lovely meal with her and her family to celebrate on Saturday night .


I used papers from the Dovecraft Back to Basics Baby Steps collection - it is a baby collection but there are several pretty papers that are suitable for all occasions.


I paper pieced my Woodware Huge stamp and cut the Hannah with Lawn Fawn dies, I cut the name from grey card stock and then again with from yellow so that I could inlay them.

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Pauline
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Sunday, 20 August 2017

Twenty One

It was Hannah's 21st Birthday yesterday, she is my eldest son's girlfriend - this is the gift that I made her.


I used the stand up numbers from Anna Marie Designs and papers from the Sara Davies Shabby Chic Signature Collection.


After adhering the papers I sanded the edges of everything and inked the edges with Distress Ink.


The butterflies are from a Crafter's Companion die, the flowers, gems and ribbon are from my stash.

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Pauline
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Saturday, 19 August 2017

Beside the seaside ...

I am absolutely thrilled to be Guest Designer at Less is More this week, thank you so much for inviting me ladies.  The theme for the week is 'Your Perfect Holiday', well my perfect holiday is relaxing by the sea - preferably on a lovely sunny day.


I used my Sue Wilson Flip Flops die to cut three pairs of flip flops from the papers in this month's Julie Loves Creativity Box - they are quite fiddly to put together but I think they are worth it, my inspiration came from a card that I saw on Pinterest a long time ago.


The torn paper is from the Sara Davies Shabby Chic Signature Collection and the sentiment is from Pink Petticoat, now trading as The Lovely Studio.


To finish my card I added some twine secured with bow.


Thank you for visiting my blog today, make sure you pop over to the Less is More Challenge Blog and check out the fabulous DT inspiration, I do hope you will be inspired to play along.

Pauline
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Friday, 18 August 2017

A quick tutorial

If you are a regular visitor to my blog you might remember a series of Z-fold cards that I created for Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine.

As part of the commission I created two step by step tutorials and as the magazine is no longer available I thought I would share one of them on my blog.

This is the finished card, it is a beginner design.


Score a 30 x 20 cm piece of card stock at 7.5 cm and 15 cm.


Trim 5 cm from the card stock to create two separate panels.


Valley fold both pieces of card stock along the 15 cm score line and mountain fold along the 7.5 cm score line.


Rotate the smaller panel and cover the front panels with pattered paper, I always leave a narrow border around the outside.


Adhere the narrower strip to the card front to form the 'Z' shape.


Decorate as desired.


I hope this step by step is helpful to those of you that haven't created a Z-fold card yet.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.

Pauline
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