Thursday, 28 January 2010

Roses Grow on You - & sweet 17

I've had a few things going on this week, which means I'm moving towards the end of the week feeling a tad sleep-deprived and my mojo has been all over the place!! Not managed to do too much crafting, but luckily I managed to make one card which fits quite a lot of challenges :-) In fact I reckon I've managed 17 ... so I've beaten my personal record - yay!

First of all, I followed the fab sketch over at Papertake Weekly #33

I really love this adorable LotV teddy with bouquet (waiting right now for the postie to come with my new LotV stamps ... can't wait!!) and meanwhile this stamp just had to have an outing. I'm also currently loving my Papermania "Blueberry Hill" paper pad ... even though it's not newly released, I bought it for the first time this week. I've also suddenly discovered paper roses - now I know I've not exactly been quick out of the blocks on this one ... but I'm suddenly seeing and buying them in all sorts of places lol!!

I think I also managed to complete the following challenges:

BasicGrey #12 - Animals ... now I bet you're wondering where there's any BasicGrey items on this card .... hmmm? Well actually there are two ... the butterfly is cut from BG "Two Scoops" pink paper, and all the pearls on the card are BG "Opaline" demi-perles.
Die Cut Dreams #32 - Bears
Just Cute Bears Challenge #1 - One for the Girls
Creative Inspirations #45 - Feminine!
Pile It On #3 - Warm Wishes
Crafty Creations #52 - Celebrate!
Raise the Bar #2 - The Gift that Keeps On Giving. I chose my image both for the bear challenges, and also because it was part of my "Secret Santa" Christmas gift from a crafty friend :-)
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #51 - Inspired by the letter P. That would be Papermania paper, pink, pearls and petals.
A Spoon Full of Sugar #88 - Freestyle (anything goes)
Cute Card Thursday #97 - Blooming Gorgeous!
Dutch Dare #70 - Summer in Winter
My Time to Craft #76 - Elegant Rose
Quixotic #11 - Flutter By
Flutterby Wednesdays #94 - butterfly, fairy or angel
Your Next Stamp #8 - Anything That Sparkles
Cooking It Up With Katie #9 - "non human" image + texture + a product you've never used before. My texture is from the Stickles, and my new products are the roses and white pearly flower.

Main image: LotV "Teddy with bouquet", coloured with watercolour pencils and decorated with Stickles;
Sentiment: Craftwork Cards "Oh! My Words";
Papers: Papermania "Blueberry Hill"; BasicGrey "Two Scoops" (pink butterfly);
Supplies: Pink/cream roses from John Lewis, decorated with Stickles; white satin/pearl flower from Edwin Allen; BasicGrey "Opaline" demi-perles;
Tools: Martha Stewart large monarch butterfly punch; large circles, small circles and large classic scalloped circles nestabilities.

I think I may be taking a couple of days' break from crafting and blogging to recover from the stresses of the past few days ... but I hope I may get chance to play over the weekend :-)


  1. Pauline,
    What a beautiful card, those flowers are gorgeous!
    And I love all those challenges!
    Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie :)

  2. wow, that has to beat everyones record, well done! gorgeous card, many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, hugs Debx

  3. Goodness! What a lot of challenges for this beautiful, delicate card!
    Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at MTTC this week!

  4. I love this image and bought recently from Lily of the Valley. I love how you have coloured the image.

    Paula x x x

  5. Just stunning! I love it! Well done on all the different challenges :)
    Thanks for joining us at Just Cute Bears x

    Jenny x

  6. OMG _ so many challenges in one beautiful card!

    Thanks for joining us on Just Cute Bears :)

    Hugs Jane x

  7. This is really gorgeous. Love it all - the image, the DP, the flowers - just a great card. Thanks for joining us at Just Cute Bears and hope to see you again.

    By the way Totally Gorjuss is dimension this week, it would fit there too.

    Kat x

  8. WOW ... that's a lot of challenges covered with this BEAUTIFUL creation! Love your image and of course your choice of flowers/papers is PERFECT! Just adorable!! Thanks for joining us at Raise The Bar ... we hope you'll come back again!

  9. 17 is my fav number! :) And WOW on all those challenges, makes up for a gorgeous card! Love the soft coloring on it and those roses are soooo pretty! I can't wait to get my new LotV stamps too! ~Hugs

  10. The flowers are absolutely stunning!! I love the softness of the card!! Thanks for fluttering with us this week!!

  11. Oh my giddy aunt Pauline - 17 Challenges - you ROCK! This card is totally adorable!! Love that image and the colours you have used. Your flowers and butterflies are gorgeous, along with the stickles and embellishments! No-one embellishes quite like you Pauline! I am loving this! Thanks for sharing - you are inspiring {{{hugs}}}

  12. thanks for joining us on crafty creations this week with your beautiful creation :)

  13. Oh My Gosh, your card is stunningly beautiful, what an adorable image, and i love that rose paper, really gorgeous.

    Congratulations on combining so many challenges, that's pretty amazing

    Thank you for joining us at Raise the Bar.


  14. 17 challenges?!!! Good grief woman, you must spend ages looking for them! An absolutely beautiful card babe, the recent LOTV are magical aren't they - adore how you have used this one and the flowers look ace! Hugs, Squirrel xx

  15. What a beautiful card - so pretty
    , cant wait to have a go myself

    Lisa ;)

  16. Wow Pauline you are the master of combining challenges lol. Well done you. Stunning card, thanks for playing along with Just Cute Bears this week.

    Hugs Ali x

  17. Pauline this is stunning, love the roses Your colouring is beautifully done.
    Thanks for taking part in the Just Cute Bears challenge this week.
    Hugs Sonia xx

  18. Good morning Pauline, wow this is so stunning hunny, i love the image and the pretty detail you've added too. Hope your well enjoy your weekend, hugs Linda x

  19. Stunning card Pauline and wow ... so many challenges!!
    Thank you for joining in the Just Cute Bears Challegne this time.
    Cathy xx

  20. What a sweet beautiful card! That flower is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!

  21. many challenges!!!
    And such a beautiful card, its stunning!
    Kaz xx

  22. What a beautiful card Pauline,i love your image and papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  23. Gorgeous card, and such lovely details!! Thanks for joining in the Crafty Creations 1st birthday celebrations!!

  24. Gorgeous card, and such lovely details!! Thanks for joining in the Crafty Creations 1st birthday celebrations!!

  25. OH WOW Pauline, THis is STUNNING!!!!
    Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspiration.
    hugs, Janiel

  26. Absolutely stunning card!! I'm trying to get my hands on some Blueberry Hill paper after seeing it on so many beautiful cards recently.
    17 challenges is amazing!

    Thanks for joining us at Just Cute Bears.

    xx :0)

  27. aaww so sweet - thanks for joining in mTTC challenge x

  28. This is STUNNING!!!! So beautifully colored and paired with such lovely DP! Gorgeous! Great job and thanks for joining us over at pile it on!

  29. So lovely, with such soft colors. Thanks so much for joining us for Flutter By Wednesday! :)

  30. Gorgeous card! Just gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  31. This is stunningly sweet and pretty!
    Thanks for joining us at YNS Challenge :o)

  32. WOW! I'm in love! What a super cute card!

    Fantastic list of combined challenges!

    Thanks for joining us at PIO!

    Hugs Tanja
    (PIO DT)

  33. I absolutely love this card Pauline...what a gorgeous image :)
    Hope you have a nice weekend and get some rest!
    Carole x

  34. Beautiful card!
    I love that wee cute!
    Helen x

  35. stunning love the colours and those roses are superb thanks for joining us at MTTC hugs x

  36. Gorgeous card! Cute teddy image and lovely roses, thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

  37. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at FBW this week!

  38. This is so cute Pauline so b pretty.
    Thanks for joining in this weeks DCD challenge we hope you will join us again on tomorrow
    Love Susie xx

  39. Stunning card, so very very pretty. Thankyou for joining in the DCD challenge this week.
    Love n hugs
    VIkki xx

  40. totally wonderful. So glad you joined the DCD challenge this week and good luck.

  41. Fabulous colouring to this gorgeous LOTV image Pauline. Your papers, pearls, roses and butterfly are so pretty.
    Thank you for joining us at Die Cut Creams and Flutter By Wednesday this week.
    Nicola -x-

  42. Thanks for joining us in our celebration challenge for our first Blogging challenge Birthday at Crafty Creations! Lovely project - Cheers Claire x

  43. Pauline, this is absolutely beautiful! Wonderful details and design! Lovely card! Thanks so much for playing FTTC!

  44. GASP!! This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the beautiful details!! Great job on the challenges, too!

  45. Oh wow Pauline, this is absolutely gorgeous. Such a soft and feminine creation. Thanks for joining us over at Dutch Dare this week.
    Desire {DT member}


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