Tuesday 7 February 2012

Papertake Guest DT spot - woo hoo!!

Good afternoon all - I'm really excited today, as I got an email from the lovely Dawny a couple of weeks ago asking me if  I would like to be a guest designer on Papertake Weekly for the month of February - errr... would I ?? PTW has long been one of my favourite challenges so I definitely didn't need asking twice !! :-)

So here I am with the first of four weekly cards .... as the challenge goes live at lunchtime I am scheduling this for while I'm at work with my nose to the grindstone!  This week the challenge theme is

Anything Goes

with the option of

 Love Theme or Add a Heart 

... and we are sponsored by the fabulous Lili of the Valley ... please do check out the challenge blog for full details :-)

I haven't had any sneaky peeks of the DT's efforts for this week  but I'm sure they will all be fabulous as they always are - here is what I did.

I'll have to beg your indulgence over the unusually large number of pics of this ... but I really did go to town, creating my first ever 8" * 8" card - and not only that, I took the opportunity to take full advantage of my extra large Martha Stewart PATP so I turned it into an 8" * 8" easel!

This is my mum and dad's wedding anniversary card - they will have been married for 59 years next month, so I thought they deserved for me to make a bit of an effort lol! Their anniversary being in March is also quite handy for me as there are always so many love themes around at this time of year ... and how many Valentine cards does a girl need ?? (!!)

Stamps: LotV "Love Grows"; swirly edge stamp by Whiff of Joy; LotV sentiment circles;
Media: Promarkers and Flexmarkers;
Papers: DCWV "Linen Closet";
Supplies: flowers, lace and seam binding all by Wild Orchid Crafts; pearls from The Hobby House;
Tools: small, large and lacy circles and classic hearts nestabilities; Martha Stewart "wildflowers" PATP punch; Crafts Too "Sweet Flowers" embossing folder.

By The Cute & Girly (February) - Love Is In The Air
Joanna Sheen (February) - Love Is In The Air
Crafty Purple Frog - Show Us Some Love
Crafty Calendar (February) - Love & Marriage (+ optional lace & pearls)
Truly Scrumptious #73 - Love & Hearts
MAWTT #134 - Have a Heart
(turquoise / cream / brown ... I have actually used multiple aqua-ish shades - hope it qualifies!!)
Crafter's Companion #21 - Anything Goes
Pretty Little Ribbon #7 - Anything Goes

Hope you can join us this week - thanks for visiting today.


Always with a Sentiment said...

WOW Pauline. Absolutely stunning. I just love all that wonderful detail.
Thank you for joining us at MAWTT and good luck.
Love Sandra xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Pauline :-) such a cute image and all the details are lovely ,,, 8X8 !! wow !! this must be HUGE !! I love the fancy frame, so beautiful :-)

its lovely to have you join us on the PTW :-)
Lols x x x

catherine said...

Such a beautiful card Pauline and you deserve your guest designer spot. well done and have lots of fun with it
x catherine

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Pauline.

Hugs Riet.xx

Tracy said...

Hi Pauline,
I love your choice of image and the design and finishing touches, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Anonymous said...

Totally stunning Pauline! I love every single detail of this card.

brenda said...

I'm a total sucker for easel cards Pauline, so you know this one works totally for me.

Thank you so much for joining in with our Bingo theme at Penny Black and More this month, good luck and hope to see you again.

B x

Sarah said...

Totally gorgeous!

Thanks for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

Sarah x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous easel card, love the soft colours & the flowers are perfect!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

tiggertastic said...

my goodness this is breathtaking

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog
Designing for:
Crafty Purple Frog , Craft Us Crazy ,Bearly Mine Designs and DT Coordinator Kenny K

tootsie said...

Wow Pauline! This is a super pretty card! Everything looks awesome!

Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Purple Frog!


Debs said...

Simply stunning card Pauline - lots of scrummy details - especially loving the MS PATP.
Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Mervi said...

Hi Pauline - always so stunning creations, as this one, so gorgeous!
Thank you for joining our Bingo challenge at Penny Black and More, good luck;-))m

Mau xx said...

This is Gorgeous Pauline, and what a wonderful creation to start your month of GDT off with. We are in for some wonderful inspiration from you. Love the colours and detail xxxxx

Valentina said...

I love this...romantic ,chic & very beautiful card!

Mona`s Bittelille Scrappekrok said...

WoW! This is absolutely magnificent! Looove it! Thanks for playing with us at Crafty Purple Frog. Hugs...Mona

Sasha said...

Oh! This is so pretty. I love your colour combo, sweet image and papers. Lots of gorgeous work! Thanks for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

Seafield Jo said...

Wow Pauline, this is a beautiful card, such a lot of love and care has gone into making it.

Your mum and dad will be thrilled with it I'm sure. Lovely colours and a beautiful floral arrangement.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge and good luck.

Jo x

Zima said...


Flowergirl said...

Wow! This is stunning, love the pretty border. Really beautiful card x
Wendy x

ribenaruby said...

Well done on your dt spot Pauline, saw this and could'nt resist but leave a comment to say 'its so stunning, everything goes so well together'. Ruby x

Mrs Mac said...

WOW this is beautiful! You really went to town!

Linby said...

wow- what a stunning card, it's just so beautiful and delicate.
Thank you for joining us at Penny Black & More this month.
Lynn x