Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Oldie But A Goodie #11 - First DT card :-)

Good morning, and thanks for looking in on my first DT card for the Oldie But A Goodie Challenge. I was really thrilled when Francesca asked me to join the team, and the ladies have all given me a really warm welcome so I couldn't wait to get started. Luckily I managed to get myself organised for once in advance, as my cardmaking has had to go out of the window the past few days!

This fortnight is Tracy's turn to pick the challenge, and she has chosen

Fairies, mermaids, dragons or any magical being

Tracy has also donated this yummy prize - an adorable "Pepper & Friends" clear stamp set.

There are just a few simple rules to follow to be eligible for the prize - just follow the challenge theme with a new project, and use a stamped image (no digis) for a stamp that is at least six months old ... and don't forget to have fun!!

The other ladies on the DT have created some really magical creations, so please do check them out - here's mine.

As it happens I only have one fairy stamp that is older than six months, so there wasn't a lot of agonizing to do there! I really do love this LotV fairy - she was one of the first (of many!!) LotV stamps I ever bought, and I think she looks really pretty in so many different colour schemes. Here is a closeup of the front, as I find easel cards soooo difficult to photograph successfully!

I remembered that I had also got an old Penny Black sentiment stamp which combines the notions of spring and magic, so I decided to make a fairy card in spring colours decorated with spring flowers.

Main image: LotV "Fairies - On Tiptoe" coloured with Promarkers and sprinkled with fairy dust (I mean ... glamour dust!);
Sentiment: Penny Black "Spring Magic" (2852C);
Papers: Papermania "Forever Friends - Spring Time";
Supplies: flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts; pearls from The Hobby House; large pearl brad and ribbons from my stash;
Tools: large circle and large scalloped circle nestabilities; Martha Stewart "floral vine" deep edge punch; Marianne D Creatables "Flower swirl" die; Magnolia doohickey "vintage tag" die.


Magical Mondays #14 - FlowersCrafty Cardmakers #38 - Flowers
Kaboodle #51 - Bling It Up!One Stop Craft Challenge #115 - More Than One Fold
Paper Sundaes #53 - Distressing
(inked edges on the vintage tag)
Corrosive #100 - Reuse, Reduce, Recycle
(the ribbon used for the bow is recycled as it was wrapped around a bed throw I bought from Laura Ashley a bout a year ago)
Simply Create #35 - Use your Punches
Penny's Paper Challenges #45 - Anything Goes

Hope you can join in the OBAG Challenge this fortnight, and look forward to seeing your creations!


  1. Such a pretty card - gorgeous colours .. Great having you on the team
    Lisa ;)

  2. Oh so gorgeous hun! Adore the soft, spring colours - could your fairy magic up some sunshine please? Beautiful work. Hugs Sxx

  3. Hi Pauline
    Welcome on board - soooooo good to have you join us.
    Stunning card - gorgeous LO and beautiful colours.
    Have a wonderful day - hope you're feeling a little better.
    Take care
    Debs xx

  4. Hi Pauline I can see why you was asked to join team your card is gorgeous.
    Hugs Louise

  5. Adorable sweet card and fab colours too.

  6. First, congratulations on your new Design Team post! This easel card is gorgeous! Love the soft colors, the saying and that sweet fairy image!

  7. Super! This is brilliant Pauline, love this style of card, everything fits perfectly with your lotv image. Thanks for the link, hoping to join in. Ruby x

  8. Gorgeous card Pauline
    Hugz fleur xXx

  9. Fabulous card, I love the subtle colours and such a cute fairy. Congrats on your new DT positon too. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Cardmaker. xx

  10. Oh so pretty!!
    This card has a great fairytale-ish feel!!
    Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!

  11. Hi Pauline, this is so pretty! I love the layout and the papers. The bow is gorgeous too! xx

  12. Fabulous card, such delicate colours and beautiful image. Thanks for joining in at Magical Monday challenge.

  13. Congrats on your new DT post! :0)
    Gorgeous card - love the 'springy' colours!
    Helen x

  14. Such a sweet card. I love all the punches! Thanks for joining the Magical Mondays Flowers Challenge.

  15. Very pretty card - I love the colour pallette - so gentle and clean, reminds me that Spring isn't far away!
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Top Tip Tuesday this week!

  16. Glad to have you on the team Pauline. This is a gorgeous creation for my Fantasy challenge. Love your image.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  17. Gorgeous card Pauline i love the image and fab colours too. Wow this is beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us at the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

  18. really lovely Pauline its so pretty! love the colours, :0)

  19. very pretty, fab colouring

  20. Beautifully coloured image used and love the colours. Great punched edging, ribbon and flowers

    Thanks for joining in with us on Magical Monday

    Jayne xx

  21. This is really beautiful!
    Terrific card...what a great fold!
    Thanks so much for joining our challenge at OSCC this week.

  22. A lovely card - thank you so much for joining us on ABC Chalenge - Magical and Magical Mondays - Flowers these challenges

    Vicky - Angeldrummer DT member

  23. Pauline this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colour combination! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - we hope to see you again soon!

  24. Beautiful!!! So pretty.
    Kaz xx


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Pauline x