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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Thursday, 17 August 2017

Enjoy the moment

I've managed to make a card for this weeks Less is More challenge, it's the dreaded One Layer week and the theme is Vehicle.  As soon as a saw the theme this fun Gruffie image leapt into my mind


I have gone completely digital again, I copied my image into word and added a Pink Petticoat sentiment.


The doodled border was also created in Word.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Less is More Challenge #341 - OLC Vehicle
Digitally Made Challenge 4 - Pets/Animals
House-Mouse and Friends Challenge 247 -Anything BUT a card/Anything Goes

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

Pauline
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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Thanks for everything

I was invited to join the Quick Cards Made Easy Reader Design Team again this month and was sent the lovely Autumn themed bonus papers to create a card.

My card is on the Quick Cards Facebook page and should be in the digital edition of the magazine.


The papers and sentiment are from the bonus papers, I just added some co-ordinating card stock.


The flowers are a Joy Crafts stamp, I fussy cut them and layered them up - I created the card candy by die cutting some small circles and adding 3D Crystal Lacquer.


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Pauline
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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

A Very Special Friend

This is the second card that I have created using the stamp from this months Craftwork Cards Stamp Club - I decided to subscribe to the stamp club because I really want to do more stamping and I thought this might encourage me - it is obviously working!


I decided to paper piece the pretty flower this time, the sentiment is the second one in the kit.


The polka dot papers are from Bearly Mine Designs, sadly no longer trading and the border is a Fiskars punch.


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Pauline
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Monday, 14 August 2017

Poinsettias & Holly

It's time for a new challenge at Ooh La La Creations and the theme for the next fortnight is Flowers chosen by Michelle. I have created a Christmas card using a super image and papers from the Ooh La La Creations Christmas Presence CD.


This is one of my favourite Christmas CDs, there are thirty beautiful collections on it.  The Poinsettia image and papers are both from the CD, I layered everything on red card stock and then gold card stock.


The sentiment and pearls are from my stash.  I also decorated the inside of my card to match with the same papers.


Make sure you pop over to the Ooh La La Creations Challenge Blog and check out the DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us for our Flowers Challenge.

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Pauline
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Sunday, 13 August 2017

Intricate Snowman

This is the final card that I created for this months Di-cutting essentials magazine, this time I have used the Intricut Intricate Snowman Die.


I used the Carta Bella Winter Fun Paper Collection again, I distressed the edges and this time I decided to inlay the snowman in some blue card stock.


This sentiment is from LOTV, the ribbon and pearls are from my stash.


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Pauline
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Saturday, 12 August 2017

Enjoy your Birthday

I created this card for last weeks Less is More challenge, unfortunately I didn't manage to get it finished in time - I have been having a sort out in my craft room!


I decided to subscribe to the Craftwork Cards Stamp Club, I really want to do more stamping and I thought this might encourage me - this beautiful flower is in this months kit.


I created the background with my Distress Oxide inks, the sentiment is part of the stamp set - there are two.


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

Pauline
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