Thursday 29 March 2012


A lovely crafty friend suggested the other day, that our sketch at The Crafty Pad would make a fab LO!!
 So I had a go and here is Rita, one of my past Bunnies !! I have used Debbies fab " Bunny Fun on Log"
There is still plenty of time to enter our blog challenge this week  " Some Bunny Loves You " at The Crafty Pad !!

Would like to enter:
Pixie Cottage: cuddly critters
Creative Craft Challenge: anything but a card
Totally Stampalicious: critters

Wednesday 28 March 2012

Dream Wishes

This months challenge on the Woodware Blog is this sketch:
For my card I have rotated the sketch and used the Woodware stamp set called  "Indian Dreams" by Francoise Read. The flower edgeing and elephants are stamps from the set, but the rest of the patterened background has been doodled. Both the elephants have been stamped, cut out and then raised.

Monday 26 March 2012

Card Club

This months card club at AMOM was to make two baby cards using two of the new release stamps from Wildrose Studio.

Here are my two cards and aren`t the stamps  cute !! The only design change I made was the flowers.
As usual I challenged myself to made another card from the bits I had left over. I only had to add the ribbon. This time the image is one from Little Claires.

Please read.....UPDATE !!

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Over my time with my blog, I have met and made lots of lovely blogger friends !!  Thank you all !! I have one very special blogger friend called Sophie who I have watched grow up. Sophie has special needs, but this doesn`t stop her from doing what she wants and she knows what she wants !!  She has decided to do the Sports Relief Mile which will be a real challenge for her.  Please if you can, encouraged her with your words and sponser her with your money !!  I`m not one who usually asks, but this is very special to me.......
This is the link to Sophie`s sponser page:
If you would like to read more about Sophie then check out Alysons ( Sophies mum ) blog HERE 


THANK YOU to everyone of my friends who sponsored Sophine and from her mum Alyson !! Sophie raised £75 for Sports Relief which is BRILL !! Way to go girl !!

Sunday 25 March 2012

Some Bunny Loves You

Another week has flown that means we have another challenge for you at The Crafty Pad. This week it has an optional theme of " Some Bunny Loves You" (must have rabbit/rabbits on) and/ or a sketch. Here is the sketch:
If you use our theme and the sketch you get 3 entries into the prize draw AND use a Crafty Pad Design digi you will get a 4th !! So why not push the boat out and give it a try !!

Our fab sponser this week is Joanna Sheen with a prize of £10 to spend online, now that won`t be very difficult will it with all the fab things Joanna has in her shop !!
 Its Team B`s turn this week so check out all their fab designs at The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog
PS There is still time to take part in out monthly showcase using any of The Crafty Pad Designs images to win 5 free digi images !!

Friday 23 March 2012

One for the boys !!

Its my big brovs birthday next week, so I made him this clean and simple card !! It will be a case of "oh yes very nice" being a man.....But clean and simple cards can be very striking.
We sometimes over look the smaller stamps in a set, but for me they can be the best bits !! I have used another set by Little Claire Designs called "Oh Man" and as you can see the socks are one of the smaller stamps in the set. I just stamped the socks out 8 times and coloured them in with promarkers and then cut them out.
Would like to enter:
Crafting When We Can : one for the boys
Scrapbook Sisters: anything goes
Sisterhood of Crafters: birthdays

Thursday 22 March 2012


I love all stamps, but I have a few favourites and "Little Claire" stamps are one of them !! Their challenge this month is: Spring/Easter.
The stamp I have used is called "Seesaw" and I just thought the little hedgehogs looked full of spring !! I just love the pastel gingham paper which I have also made the flowers with. This style of easel step card adds a bit of depth and I have also 3d the hedgehogs.

Monday 19 March 2012

Micey Mice

I decided yesterday to pay a special visit to my lovely friend Grace who is 94 years young !! I went armed with a bunch of daffys, a catapillar cake from tesco`s and this sweet little card.......
The poem is not by me, but was just right in what I wanted to say to Grace. The cute little mice are a stamp set by Woodware and the papers from Wildrose Studio.

Grace and I had a good old natter for a few hours over a cuppa and a big piece of cake !!

Would like to enter:
Delightful Challenges: someone special
Shellys Images: anything goes
Polka Doodle: animal or bird

Sunday 18 March 2012

The Perfect Pair

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend !! Can`t say the weather has been much !!

Our challenge this week at The Crafty Pad is "The Perfect Pair". We would like to see at lest : 2 pairs of 2 things the same ie 2 buttons and 2 ribbons etc.

What a prize we have for you this week!! Our lovely sponser "Crafty Ribbons" is giving one lucky winner this fab set of exclusive baby collection  ribbons !!
All the DT`s on Team A got to choose which Crafty Pad Design they would like to work with so I choose Debbies fab digi " Ladies Fancy Shoe"
I tried to make my card look like a pretty box by giving it a lid with the lace, rose and sentiment tag. The "Fabulous Friend" ticket tag is also one of Debbie`s fab digi stamps. The ladies shoe I have printed out twice to make a pair and the decoupaged one slightly over the other. I coloured the shoes with promarkers and then made several pairs of roses to decorate them. The dots I have glazed with glossy accents to make them look like pearls. This is a really femine card which any lady would love to recieve I think !!

Pop over to have a look at The Crafty Pad Challenge and see what the other DT`s have made !!  Can`t wait to see what fabulous creations you come up with !!

Would like to enter:
4 Crafty Chicks: chicks rule
Crafty Purple Frog: pink and girly
Delightful Challenges: someone special
Moving Along With The Times: special lady
Poodles Parlour: anything goes

Thursday 15 March 2012

Ferguson the Hedgehog !!

The freebie over at Pollycraft is fab !! He`s called "Feguson the Hedgehog" sooo cute I just had to have him !!
I`ve made this cute twisted easel card using papers from Craftwork Cards.
Ferguson and his flower have been 3D and coloured with promarkers. All the papers have been distressed (like me ) and then some faux stitching added.

Pollycrafts challenge this week is a lovely sketch.

So I thought I would have a go as I love challenges !!

Tuesday 13 March 2012

Bunnies on a log

We have a second new release today  at The Crafty Pad !!  Debbies new digi " Bunnies on a Log" are soooo cute and just right for Easter , Birthdays etc.
For my sample card I have made a little scene. The bunnies and log are paper pieced and the log is 3D and are the front opening of the card. The scene is the back of the card and I have used the log as a tree. The sun is made using one of Debbies sentiments.
Venus has made another lovely sample card  so please check out  The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog for that !!

Would like to enter:
Digi Makeovers Challenge: critters
Gingerloft: spring

Monday 12 March 2012

New release !!

"Animals in Dresser" is the new release digi stamp from The Crafty Pad today !!
You can find the stamp HERE 

Isin`t it cute !! There is so much you can do with this fab stamp !!
I have made a side pocket card with a pull out tag. I have 3D the draws, glazed the mirror and the animals eys with glossy accents and coloured in with good old promarkers. To get some more inspiration from the fab DT team, check out The Crafty Pad Blog

Would like to enter:

Crafting When You Can: animals
2 Sisters: spring colours
Digi Doodle Shop's Best:animals

Sunday 11 March 2012

Mum's The Word !!

Welcome girls to this bright and sunny Sunday morning !!

Mum's the Word is the theme for our challenge this week at The Crafty Pad. We want you to make a card with the word "Mum" on it. It can be a birthday or mothers day card.

Our fab sponser this week is:
And the fab prize is £5.00 to spend online !!

This week it is The Crafty Pads team B`s turn and they have used Debbies new release images " Tea Set and sentiments"
Check out all the DT`s super cards and creation for some fab inspiration at The Crafty Pad Challenge blog and why not have a go and make your mum proud !!

Have fun girls.....

Tuesday 6 March 2012

Scrap Club

On Saturday it was Scrap Club at AMOM. The photo`s to be used were on a Hobbies and Interest theme. My photo will make you smile..............yes that is my crafting desk underneath all the CLUTTER !!
We had a template to follow and had to use lots of patterned paper and make our own embellishment clusters, everything to be used came in our kits.
A really fun class and everyone choose a different kit to fit their photo`s, so they were all different !!

Sunday 4 March 2012

Weather update....SNOW!!

Mum when can we go for a walk......

Share the good news !!

Morning girls on this very dark and wet day !!

Share the good news is the theme of our challenge this week at The Crafty Pad !! We want to see book print or news print on your fab projects somewhere !!

Our fab sponser this week is Digital downloads and up for grabs is £10 to spend online !!

All the team got to play with Debbies new release  Flowers for Mum with sentiment  which could be used for mum`s birthday or Mothers Day !!

From this.....
a good old Amazon box, I made this....
A fab Mother`s Day banner or it could be a birthday banner instead !! I just cut freehand five triangles from the box and then covered them with book print paper from Stampin Up. The same paper I used on my last project. Toned the paper down with some lavender ink,  cut a lace boarder from the paper to edge each flag, cut out each image and coloured in with promarkers and then mounted them. Just highlighted the hearts with a bit of glossy accents, punched holes in tops of each flag to thread through some lavender ribbon !! I think it would put a smile on any mothers face !!

Check out all the other DT`s fab creations on The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog !!

Would like to enter:

Crafty Ann`s: anything but a card
Craft Your Days Away: mothers day
4 Crafty Chicks: anything but a card
CRAFT: mothers day
Paper Craft Journey : anything goes as long as its made with paper
Dream Valley Challenges : mothers day
One Stitch At A Time: reuse or recycle

Thursday 1 March 2012

A lovely gift

Thought I would show you my lovely easel photo frame/ calender  with four draws !!  This would make a fab gift for your mum !! Sadley my mum is no longer with me, but the photo is of her aged eight. I have her frown.....
There are four draws around the bottom, I have only pulled out two. The papers are from Stampin Up and I have aged them with distress inks and then stamp and embossed them with a stamp also from Stampin Up. The photo frame is the easel part and the calendar the stop for it. The flowers have been made with eight rounds of the same paper and then crumbled up and held in middle witha  brad. The leaves were cut with a sizzix die.

Would like to enter:
Crafty Sentiments: shaped but not square
That Crafty Place: anything goes
2 Sisters: anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey: anything made with paper goes.
4 Crafty Chicks: anything but a card

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