Thursday, 3 February 2011

Quick Card Made Easy

Nowadays I don't generally buy craft magazines, but I just had to rush out to get this month's Quick Cards Made Easy when the lovely Dawny P mentioned that the free gift was an incredibly pretty Pink Petticoat paper pack. I actually went out specially at lunchtime on Tuesday when it went on sale ... and boy I wasn't disappointed, the papers are really yummy!

So I decided that for my first card I would go with the theme of quick card made easy. I was further encouraged by the fact I bought a doily die yesterday, which struck me as a fabulous but easy focal point for the card. I cut the shape out using a fabulous pearelescent white card, but unfortuantely the poor light doesn't really show that up in the pictures.

It is unusual for me to use a sentiment as the focal point of my card; but I thought this fancy PB sentiment would work with the papers and a liberal sprinkling of flowers plus a punched butterfly. This card really was very straightforward - I won't lie, it still took me over an hour, but that was primarily because I sat riffling through my bag of flowers for about half an hour with a daft smile on my face lol!

Sentiment: Penny Black "To You ..." (2908F);
Papers: Pink Petticoat "Vintage Rose", free with this month's
Quick Cards Made Easy;
Supplies: all flowers from Wild orchid Crafts; pearls and double ended pin from my stash;
Tools: Marianne D Creatables doily die; Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly punch.


Winter Wonderland - My Sentiments Exactly
Penny Black At Allsorts (February) - Say It With Flowers
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes With Flowers
Top Tip Tuesday #20 - Girlie
Flutterby Wednesday #140 - Open with Angel, Fairy or Butterfly

Thanks for calling by.


  1. so pretty - i had to get them too lol.
    Lisa ;)

  2. Hi Pauline

    That sentiment makes for a lovely focal point on your card .. .. especially sitting on that doily.

    Lovely finished look.

    Thank you for sharing with Penny Black at Allsorts this month.

    Love Jules xx

  3. Thiss is beautiful Pauline, i think the sentiment looks fabulous with the paper and flowers!
    love tasha xx

  4. Gorgeous card Pauline, and those papers are so pretty
    Hugz fleur xXx

  5. This is fabulous Pauline! Love it! The flower arrangement is so beautiful and shows that you really enjoy them. I've been found stroking my flowers, he he.


  6. Hi Pauline, this is so so pretty, love the sentiment in the centre and those papers and embellies are gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week with your lovely creation.
    Suzi x

  7. I love your quick and easy card Pauline. This is the style I'm planning to adopt this year, as a lot of my contacts don't want images on their cards. A nice way to use up all one's scraps of paper. Thanks for the inspiration. I'll look out for the mag at our local CNA. hugs Sharon

  8. Fab creation!

    Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday @ Please come back on Tuesday for another brilliant tip! :)



  9. A very pretty card. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  10. Gorgeous card Pauline. Love the way that you have used the sentiment, really pretty and love the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week.
    Hugs Sally xxx

  11. Gorgeous and what a great use of the doiley. The flowers and butterfly set it off perfectly. I love it. Thanks for playing at WW this week. Marianne x

  12. Beautiful card Pauline! The papers are gorgeous I agree. I love the sentiment being the focal point and the flowers are so pretty. xx

  13. I think this is a beautiful card and the pink petticoat papers are gorgeous.

    Kietha x

  14. fabulous sentiment thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at Winter Wonderland, don't forget to pop back tomorrow for the next fun challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

  15. What a gorgeous card. The sentiment is just perfect. Thanks for joining us at winter wonderland this week. Hugs, Denise x

  16. It's beautiful Pauline! I love the shape you used for the sentiment and the papers are so gorgeous.
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at penny black at all sorts, hope we see you again soon!

  17. Quite agree gorgeous papers and lov your quick card with the doily base for the sentiment and beautiful flowers, thanks for joining us at Penny black at Allsorts.
    Louise xx

  18. Oh this is beautiful Pauline and I think I need those papers.

  19. It's great to see you again at Penny Black at Allsorts Pauline, with another of your gorgeous creations. I love the co-ordinating flower papers and your flowers layout is perfect.
    Thank you for sharing your lovely work with us and we look forward to seeing you again.


  20. Hi Pauline!
    Gorgeous flowers,
    beautiful card!

    Thanks for playing with us
    at Penny Black at Allsorts,
    - good luck;-))m

  21. LOL....I have an image in my head now of you with your flower bag!
    Very pretty card.
    Kaz xx

  22. A fabulously fantastic card!! I love the flowers!! Thanks for fluttering with us this week at Flutter By Wednesday!!

  23. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, what a lovely card, love all those flowers... I too now have an image in my head of you rummaging! thhehe! hope we see you at Top Tip Tuesday next challenge too! Hugs Samantha :0)

  24. Beautiful card, Pauline! Fabulous colors and I love all those gorgeous flowers! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again!
    hugs, Sharon


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Pauline x