Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Something Old and Something New

Hi everyone - hope you are all coping ok with being back to work after the long Christmas and New Year holiday. The days are certainly pretty dark and miserable at the moment, but hopefully at least on the weather front things can only get better!!

I have been trying out a couple of CAS cards for a change ... one is to show some of my new stash, and the other one is using a really old stamp of mine, chosen specifically to create a particular effect for one challenge..

First up, here is a card to show an incredibly pretty Stampendous butterfly stamp I got for Christmas from my dear friend Helen  :-). Pretty much everything on this card is new!! ... and although it is a very simple design it took about five attempts before I got it right!! Also please excuse the pictures .... I forgot to take these cards to work to photograph in daylight today, so have had to do my best by photoshopping pics taken in poor artificial light!

Stamps: Stampendous "Cling Flowerfly"; LotV sentiment from "Geisha Companion Set";
Media: Butterfly stamped with Marvey watercolour pens;
Supplies: pink gems from my stash;
Tools: Memory  Box "Summer Border" die.

Papertake Weekly - Happy  New ...
Incy Wincy - Something New
Totally Papercrafts #148 - Something New
CCT #250 - Something New
Everybody-Art #218 - Pastel Colours
Sweet Stampin' - White + One
Charisma #52 - Monochrome
PTT #102 - Sparkle, Glitter, Shine
Crafty Mess #24 - Sparkle / Bling
Stampin' For The Weekend - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #164 - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Anything Goes

My second card is using a really old stamp from deep in my stamp box ... it's one of the earliest stamps I ever bought and I really love it, so I'm not really sure why I don't use it more often! I chose this stamp specifically because I wanted black and white with a teeny splash of colour for this week's Less Is More Challenge... and I always want to accent the part of the text which says 70 degrees with a teeny sparkly gem!

Stamps: Stampington & Co. "Pressed Profile"; sentiment from Unity Stamps set "Insightful Meadows";
Supplies: red gems from The Hobby House.

LIM #101 - Black & White With a Hint of Colour
Simon Says - Black & White With A Splash Of Colour
Crafty Boots - Black & Bright
Hiding In My Craft Room #79 - Black + White + One
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Embrace The Old

Well, that's all from me for today. Thanks for visiting.


  1. Great card and thanks for joining in with our challenge this week over at Allsorts
    x catherine

  2. Two beautiful cards, really pretty. Thanks for playing along with us at CCT.x

  3. Hi Pauline, is it this lovely pink card you'd like added to Quirky Crafts? Coz I'm just about to do it! Love, if you can link it!!
    Thnak you for playing along! Love those butterflies and new dies!


  4. These are gorgeous Pauline. I love the designs and beautiful colours


  5. Love the LIM card Pauline! It's a great stamp!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  6. Two gorgeous cards, they are both lovely with great stamps.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  7. Two wonderful cards Pauline.

  8. Two beautiful CAS cards, Pauline. They are so different to your usual creations, but just as gorgeous!

    I love that butterfly stamp - I imagine it could be very versatile.

    Jennifer. x

  9. Lovely card - that deckle border really makes the image pop and ties in nicely with your ruby gems. Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! :)

  10. A wonderful creation! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

  11. Hi Pauline such a pretty card love it!

    Thanks for joining us for our CAS challenge this week at Allsorts

    Emma xxx

  12. Two beauties to choose from Pauline, they are both lovely but I think the flutterbys have to win to me.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  13. So pretty,love those butterflies and bling.

    Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at Craftymess

    Sandie x

  14. gorgeous card! Thanks for joining in with our first challenge of 2013 at CraftyCatz! Kim x

  15. Two beautiful cards. I love the butterflies.Thanks for playing at Party Time Tuesdays.

  16. wow gorgeous cards and many thanks for sharing them with us at crafty Catz hugs sassyxxx

  17. just love the sentiment pauline

    Thanks for Joining us this week
    Jen xx
    "Less Is More"

  18. Beautiful cards and such lovely sentiments.
    Thank you for taking part in the Craftymess Sparkle / Bling with us.
    Angela ( DT Craftymess)

  19. Two great cards, lovethesentiment stamp on thesecond.

    Sylv xx

  20. Lovely card ... Really like the second one
    Thanks for joining in the crafty mess challenge

    Tina xxx

  21. Very elegant! That butterfly is beautiful, nicely done! Glad you joined us at Sweet Stampin'.

  22. Lovely cards, such gorgeous stamps! Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  23. Gorgeous!!!!!! Love your soft colors!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!


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Pauline x