Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Wistful Butterfly

Wistful Butterfly
Originally uploaded by pajalu (Paula)

Wistful Butterfly

Hi everyone,

I am on a roll! This is my second post for today.  So if you want to see what I did earlier please scroll down or you can go here.

I think I am channelling Alice!  All day today I've either been trying to use similar Copic colours or I have been using pp's that she has sent to me.  Take this card, the lovely spotted paper is from My Mind's Eye - Stella & Rose that Alice sent to me.  I've been trying very hard not to hoard this paper as it's so beautiful.  The front panel is a piece of pp from Basic Grey's Wisteria(?) range - but don't quote me on that.

I am entering this into the latest Card Patterns sketch here.

Have a great night everyone xoxoxo

Papers: Basic Grey, My Mind's Eye, Bazzil, Ivory board.
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black,
Body: E18, E15,
Wings: BV08, BV04, BV02, BV00
Stamps: Hero Digi kit Flutterbies, Hero Arts K5153 Heart Flourish.

Hippy Chic B'day

Hippy Chic B'day
Originally uploaded by pajalu (Paula)

Hi everyone,

Just before I tell you all about this (gorgeous) card I want to explain something.

Our dinosaur of a computer has given up the ghost yet again. So it's off being repaired (hopefully). Which means I have been using my phone to take photos & upload them to Flickr. Because of this I haven't been able to "fix" the photos so they look like they should. Hence the crooked shot above. The other thing is I'm currently blogging my cards from Flickr & not from my blog. So not sure how that is going. Thanks for being patient with me ;o).

Hippy Chic is fast becoming one of my fav' Bugaboo digi images lately. I just love this image for some reason. I printed her out (just before my 'puter died) a few weeks ago.  Yesterday I decided to try some colour combos that I have found & pinned on Pinterest here.  I tried some of the colour combo's that Alice used on this card.  I loved the colour of Gadget girl's hair. I didn't have all the colours that Alice used so improvised & I think that it turned out well.  I also used TSOT's latest sketch here.

Thanks for stopping by today & happy crafting everyone xoxoxo

Paper: My Mind's Eye - Stella & Rose
Ivory Board (Digi image)
Inks: Onyx Black, Broken China, Tumbled Glass,
Flower & Pearls - Kaisercraft
Gold Uni-ball Singo Pen
White Uni-ball Singo Pen
Hair: E18, E08, R05, 
Skin: E11, E00, E000, E0000
Eyes, ribbon: YG67, YG17, YG23,
Shirt & lips: V06, V04, V01
Jeans: B97, B95, B32, 
Belt & boots: E29, E27, E25, E35,
Outline: B00, B000

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Enjoy - Barb's 90 Minute Scramble

Originally uploaded by pajalu (Paula)

Hi everyone,

Today Barb hosted a 90 minute scramble on the Hero Arts flickr site. The theme: Flowers & Die Cuts. I used an older background stamp & a nestie die. I kept this card fairly simple, so I could get it done in time. I used Copics to colour the flowers. The background I coloured with Bundled Sage & Worn Lipstick distress inks. I added two gems to the Worn Lipstick flowers to keep the flowers fairly uniformed. Did that make sense?

I don't often get a chance to play along with these scrambles as the time differences usually don't work in my favour. I do like playing along when I can.

Well Lil's is having a mini meltdown yet again today so I'd better be going.

Thanks for stopping by & happy crafting everyone xoxoxoxoxo

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Kerri's birthday card

Kerri's birthday card
Originally uploaded by pajalu (Paula)

Hi There,

Well firstly thank you to all for my Birthday wishes :o). I had a very lovely day, not doing much - except chasing Lils' around the place.

Today I thought I'd share this card I've made for a friend's birthday (today). I used a Bugaboo digi image for this card. I managed to rummage through my scrap bucket to find most of the papers on this card. I did use some beautiful pp from a pack Alice gave to me. I even managed (halft way through) to make sure the Copics I was using matched the colours in the papers. I am really happy with this card. I even had the bright idea to use a smaller nestie (same shape as the big one) to add some extra dimension to the top & bottom of the image. Hope that made sense.

Any hoo that's it from me today. We have to go out for the party soon.

Have a great day everyone & Happy Anniversary Doug - we made it to the "Seven year itch" honey! Love you <3

PS I used my new smart phone to upload this picture so am not sure on the quality of it yet.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

It's been awhile & a share

Hi there lovelies :o),

I know I've been awol for ages & ages.  Life seems to have a funny way of getting the better of me.  Although I am hoping to change all of that, since I am now the proud owner of a new Laptop.  I can't begin to tell you how wonderful it is to be connected to wifi & be able to be in the same room as my girls & be connected to all of you at the same time.  It's bliss I tell you, (I know small things amuse me all the time) I am hoping to be online a lot more from now on especially to comment on all of your wonderful blogs.
I also have a share for you today.  A little while ago the very lovely Anne from Gaal Creative sent me an ATC & a card.  I have asked Anne if I could share what she made with all of you & she kindly said yes. 

I just wanted to say Anne even kindly emailed me these photos so I could share with all of you.  The top picture is the ATC, isn't that fox just the cutest!  I love everything about him/her & that background is just brilliant.  The card is wonderful as well, all the soft colours go so perfectly with the flower image.  I love everything about them both.  So Anne thank you very much. 

Well I'm off to bath my babies, then feed the little darlings.  Unless Lils' turns off the computer before I can save it! 

Happy crafting everyone xoxoxoxo