Friday, 3 September 2010

Crafty Calendar - Guest DT for September

I was really thrilled when Lisa asked me to make a guest DT card for the September Crafty Calendar Challenge, and really encouraged by her kind words about my blog - thanks hun :-)

The theme for this month's Crafty Calendar is based on the combination of September's birthstone with the end of summertime ... so it is


with an optional extra of


Easy peasy, eh?

Hope you will be able to join in - this month the challenge is sponsored by Some Odd Girl,

...who are offering the winner 3 digi images :-)

When thinking about blue and flowers as a combo I decided to go with a kind of vintage floral look ... so I raided my paper stocks for a few pieces of old paper that I had got in mind. Had a bit of a panic when I couldn't find them, but eventually they turned up, and formed the basis of the whole scheme.

Main image: Penny Black "Dream a Dream" (3615H), coloured wtih Promarkers and Copics and edges distressed with Colorbox Q ink;
Sentiment: Penny Black "Birthday Dreams (3849E);

Papers: from my stash;
Supplies: flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts; lace and pearls from my stash;
Tools: large classic oval and large classic scalloped oval nestabilities; Martha Stewart small "monarch butterfly" punch; Marianne D Creatables flower swirl die; Fiskars "Victorian" cutting blade.

I would also like to enter this card for the following challenges:

Simon Says - Pearls & Lace
Sweet Stampin' #41 - Distressed Birthdays
Die Cut Dreams #63 - Soft Shades of Vintage
Dutch Dare #85 - Vintage Summer
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #82 - Memories of Summer
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - Birthday BashAllsorts #67 - Garden or Park Inspiration
My Time To Craft #105 - In the Garden
Crafty Pad #86 - Simply Pearls
Charisma #35 - Inspired by a Song
("Dream A Little Dream of Me")
Raise the Bar #34 - URLooking Good
(card based on blog) .... just look up to my blog header :-)
Alphabet Challenge - S is for Scallops

Have a great day.


  1. Stunning card!!! Nice to have you on board for this challenge. Caroline x

  2. Beautiful card Pauline - love the vitage feel of those papers!
    Helen x

  3. Such a beautiful card. The DP is gorgeous as it the great LO. Fab colour combo
    love tasha xx

  4. Oh I love your fabulous card Pauline, its so cute.

  5. Oh this is just adorable!! love the layout and those papers are beautiful!!

    Thanks for playing at sweet stamping xx

  6. Absolutely gorgeous, thanks for joining Die Cut Dreams challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  7. Hi Pauline
    A gorgeous card,
    Hugs Dianne xx

  8. Oh Pauline this is divine! *claps*
    You still love that image eh? well it is a cutie :)
    Thank you for joining in the fun at Sweet Stampin!
    Jo xx

  9. Hi Pauline, this is beautiful, love the colours and the layout, cute image too, thanks for joining us at DCD hugs Liz xx

  10. Such a pretty card, the papers are gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Die Cut Dreams this week.

    Pamela x

  11. This is just lovely! Thank you so much for entering my garden challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!

  12. Hi Pauline, Beautiful card! I love this sweet image and the gorgeous papers.

    Thanks for being our Guest Designer this month and for making such a gorgeous card.

    Lisa x

  13. Adorable image - I love that little bear :) I like the flowers and flourish too!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


  14. what a gorgeous card Pauline, the papers are beautiful and the image is so cute :o)

    thanks for joining in the Allsorts fun this week

    Amanda xx

  15. What a beautiful card Pauline,I love the image and your papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  16. so sweet
    Thanks for playing along at Charisma this week

  17. Such pretty colors!! Thanks for playing along with us at DDCC!!

  18. Hi, beautiful card, great to have you with us this month.

    Liz x

  19. This is so sweet. What a great card for a birthday. Thanks so much for joining us at Flourishes.

  20. cute card. Love your little added elements.

  21. Super cute card!!! The image is so precious!!! Thank you for playing the FTTC with us!!! Hugs ~S~

  22. Fantastic, you nailed this challenge! Thanks for playing along at RTB this week.

  23. That little bear is so cute! Love your birthday card, and the gorgeous silver swirls!

  24. Beautiful! So delicate and sweet! Thanks for joining us at Raise the Bar!

  25. Beautiful card, love the bear! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet and MTTC challenges xx

  26. ooo this is sooo cute, such a sweet image :), love the papers and embellies too, simply gorgeous :)

    Thanks so much for joining in with this weeks Simon Says Challenge :)


  27. wow great card - thanks for joining in the alphabet challenge x

  28. Hi Pauline! What a wonderful card to end my evening with, I love your take on the URL challenge. This bear is so worthy of being shown repeatedly as he's so cute! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Raise The Bar! URLooking Good!!
    ~*Joni RTB DT


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Pauline x