Sunday 29 April 2012

Fit to BURST !!

Well girls have have been bursting to tell you and now I can.......I won the card competiton in  Creative Cardmaking and now its in the magazine !! The photo frame card was made using the Pink Gem Design papers. I thought it would be nice to send a Grandma a photo of her grandsons Birthday or perhaps first day of school in.
Sorry I did what I did last time I entered and was a runner up...I forgot to take my own photo`s of my card !! Anyway I have won £50 to spend on crafting goodies and Christina who I'm sure is thrilled,  gets £50 credit on her Practical Publishing account !!

I`ve got another exciting post for you tomorrow about whats been happening today !!

April Showers Bring May Flowers

And boy have we had some April showers !!  The poor dogs and I have been getting VERY WET on our walks !!

Anyway onto our challenge #168 at The Crafty Pad this week;  April Showers Bring May Flowers /  Sketch or Both !!

You`ve got a choice this week;  you can choose to do our theme,  April Showers Bring May Flowers were we want to see loads of flowers on your creations


You can do our sketch:

You can do both and get THREE entries into the prize draw from our fab sponsor who is:

  Joanna Sheen this week with a prize of £10 to spend !!

This week it is turn of the DT`s from Team A, so thats includes me !!  For my sample I have made a scrapbook page using the fab Crafty Pad Design digi "Rose" and fab paper pack "White and Black Delight"   

I decided to go all out and do the sketch and loads of flowers !!  I have decoupaged the roses and added a few more leaves and they have all been coloured in with good old promarkers !!  I`ve added a bit of stitching round the boarder using a Bazil template and thread and yes it is surpose to be wonky stitching......Carol is a crafting friend of my sisiter-in-law and we all met up now and then to have a crafty day together.

So have a go at The Crafty Pad Challenge and check out what all the other DT`s have created this week and you never know you might be a winner !!

Would like to enter:
Top Tip Tuesday: anything but a card
Crafty Ann`s: stitching real or faux
Crafty Catz: anything goes
Fairy Fun Fridays: anything with flowers
Poodles Parlour: anything goes

Monday 23 April 2012

My brother thought.....

My brother thought I might like a challenge to make him a card to reply to the wedding invite he had had from one of his friends !! So this is what I made.....

The suit is black with a stripy shirt and pink tie and hanky ( made with ribbon), but the inside is grey with a pocket for the RSVP.  Clean and simple, but very smart !!

Sunday 22 April 2012

Live on the Edge !!

Here we are all ready with another challenge at The Crafty Pad !!  This weeks challenge #167 is: Live on the Edge.  Add some fancy edging on your project or go out and off the edge with your embellishments !!

Our fab sponor this week is: Creative Craft World with a £5.00 voucher to spend !!
Want some inspiration ??

Then pop over to The Crafty Pad Blog and see the fab creations made by Design Team B !!  Don`t forget to check out our monthly showcase competion while you`re there !!

Friday 20 April 2012

Waking Up Birdie

Waking Up Birdie is this really cute digi stamp from Robyns Fetish.
 Robyns Fetish Blog Challenge theme is Spring this week, so I desided to enter using this fab birdie image !
Most of you know now I love paper piecing and chose to use these fab spring colour dotty papers from Crafts-Too Designer Paper pack. I`m not very keen on doing a flat image card so I made the door open on the birdie house so I could write my own greetings on the inside. Most of you will also know I love fiddley cutting out !! So I have decoupaged some of the flowers and the little bird. Just a really sweet card.....

Pop over to Robyns Fetish Challenge Blog and see all the fab creations their design team have come up with and check out those super cute images in the shop !!

Would like to enter:

Robyns Fetish: spring
Cupcake Craftroom: bugs n birds n wings n things
The Paper Shelter: wings and things
The Stamping Boutique: anything goes
Made Especially For You: three flowers

Tuesday 17 April 2012

Showcase Inspiration !!

Check out this weeks inspiration at The Crafty Pad Showcase Monthly Competition which comes from myself and Venus !!

I have made this pretty mini book using Debbies "Teaset" and "Sentiments " WARNING photo overload !!

Sorry there are so many photo`s, but there are so many bits to open and pull out !! Anyway I thought it would be nice to put photo`s of friends in. The lovely paper is from Wild Rose Studio.

Want to see what fab creation Venus has made this week, then pop over to The Crafty Pad Blog and check it out !! Why not enter !!

Would like to enter:
Whoopsi Daisy: anything goes
Stamptacular Sunday: anything goes
Ditzy Craftymess: anything but a card
Wags'n'Whiskers: anything goes

Monday 16 April 2012

Big Boys and Little Boys

Wether their big or small I`m sure the boys would love this Monster card !! The men in our lives can be soooo hard to make a card for, but this one is easy....
First all you need is to choose the stamps you would like to use. Mine are a set by Woodware called "Little Monsters" designed by Francoise Read. To fit my monsters, I cut eight 1 6/8 circles round a piece of card using a die. Then I embossed the piece of card using a brick design embossing folder. Inked round all the edges. On one of the cut out circles I then stamped my Birthday sentiment and stuck it in the middle. Now comes the surgery.....but no blood !! Decide where and how much of your monsters you want to show and then stick them in place and remove all body parts you don`t want !! Then put 3d foam tape on back and stick on front of your card. To add more fun I have put wobbly eyes on the monsters !!

I`ll let you into a card is for a BIG boy, well actually my cousins hubby !!

Would like to enter:
Secret Crafter: a mans card
Crafty Ann`s: it`s a man`s thing
Fab 'n' Funky: on all 4's (fun entry as monsters have four legs and must surely count as animals !!)
Sparkles Monthly challenge: men only

Sunday 15 April 2012

Bounty of Buttons !!

Now if you`re like me you LOVE BUTTONS !! So this weeks challenge #166 at The Crafty Pad, a "Bounty of Buttons" will be right up your street !!

Our sponsor this week is Robyns Fetish
With a fab prize of 5 digi stamps or 4 digi stamps + 1 paper set of your choice !!

This week Robyns Fetish gave the DT`s from team A some fab images to play with. I chose "Daisy Days" to use on my card.

I printed out several times the image so I could decoupage Daisy and the flowers to use on my side stepper card. Then I have coloured them in with promarkers. Used just a few BUTTONS for some of the flower centres. The little fence is a Marianne die. As yoiu can see I also love cutting out !! All the flowers are from the main image......

Pop over to The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog to see what other fab creations  the DT`s have made !! Remember to check out our Monthly Showcase competition !!

Would like to enter:
Cardmakin Mamas: make it girlie
Cute card Thursday: spring flowers
Crafty Creations Challenge: flower power
Little Red Wagon: spring colours
Scrapbook Sisters: anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges: buttons
2 Sisters: flowers

Tuesday 10 April 2012

Check it out !!

The Crafty Pad now has a monthly Showcase competiton running !! All you have to do to enter is use a Crafty Pad Design image and you could win 5 digi images of your choice !! The competiton runs for the whole month.

 Don`t have a Crafty Pad image...then don`t worry. There are some fab images on special at mo and some freebies !! Check them out !!

Every week, two of are fab DT`s will be showcasing their creations to give you some inspiration. This week its " Dawn and Debbi"  so pop over to The Crafty Pad Blog and check them out as well !!

Monday 9 April 2012


The monthly sketch challenge at Woodware is this:
 My poor camera is really giving up the ghost now, so sorry about poor photo......

For my card I have used the stamp set called "Owl Greetings" by Francoise Read. I just love my owls !!
I like to look at a sketch differently to others and thought I would make a little scene. All the owls have been paper pieced and 3D, plus I have stamped and cut out all branches and leaves. They have been coloured in with promarkers. The ivy trails I have cut using a Marianne die. The wood effect frame has been embosed with a cuttlebug folder.

 Why not pop over to the Woodware Blog and have a go !!

Would also like to enter:
Crafting When We Can : things with wings
The Squirrel and the Fox: things with wings
Stamp, Scrap and Doolde Saturday: things with wings

Sunday 8 April 2012

New Release !!

Check out the new release templates from The Crafty Pad Designs !! There are three fab design templates for a Slider Easel Card with either a Scallop Circle or a Plain Rectangle or Plain Circle.

You can of course use all three together as I have on my sample card !!  You`ll  find the fab digi image from Debbie called " Flowers and Watering Can" that I have used also at The Crafty Pad Designs 

Would like to enter:
That Craft Place: spring
Stampin With The Dragon: spring
Wags "n" Whiskers: say it with flowers
4 Crafty Chicks: flowers

Just Die-delicious !!

Its challenge #165 at The Crafty Pad and this week its "Just Die-delicious"!!  All we want to see is a die cut on your fab creations !!  So get sorting out all those forgotten dies and have a play !!

Our lovely sponser for this week  is: Crafty Emma's Store with a great prize of £10 to spend online
We have some great inspiration from our Team B DT`s who`s turn it is this week, so go check them out at The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog !!

Our new MONTHLY SHOWCASE has started for April and to enter all you have to do is make a project using a Crafty Pad Design image !!  Simple.....why not enter both !!

Thursday 5 April 2012

In the post today....

I recieved in the post today,  this lovely bundle all tied up with a yellow ribbon from Clare Rowlands designer of Molly Bloom Stamps !!
First was "Clowning Around Molly"
Then "Stanley the Sea Lion"
And lastly "Marvin the Monkey and his Magical Music Box" !!
How lucky am I !! All thanks to Clares hubby for picking me as one of  three winners for her blog candy !! I`m sure going to have fun playing with these !!

Clare will be coming to AMOM on 29th April for the day, so if you`re in the area please try and pop in to see all Claires fab demo`s and samples !!

Wednesday 4 April 2012

Win, Win, Win !!

How lucky are you peeps !! Yet another NEW RELEASE TODAY at The Crafty Pad Designs !! And its "Lulu with Bunch of Flowers"
Wouldn`t she be fab for Birthdays, Mothers day, Get Well Soon and Just Because cards !! Well you have another chance to win this fab digi by Debbie just by leaving a comment at the Crafty Pad Challenge Blog post today............BUT if you pop over to check it out, you`ll see there is a way of getting a second chance of winning each digi stamp AND if you comment on all FOUR seperate blog posts you will go into a seperate draw to win ALL OF THEM !!

While your there,  get some more fab inpiration from DT`s Estelle, Pauline and Angela with their fab creations.

What you`re waiting for..........The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog

Tuesday 3 April 2012

Easter cards

Well was given my first Easter Egg today !! Have had to leave it in my car becuase if I bring it in then I MUST eat it !! Well don`t you ??

Anyway here are my easter cards for friends and family. Top tip...keep them simple when you are batch making as it makes it much easier for you.
Made yours then ? For mine I have used PI Springtime "tinches" stamps and a daisy embossing folder. SIMPLE.....

Another chance to WIN !!

Well here`s another surprise for you this morning !!  We have another NEW RELEASE TODAY at The Crafty Pad Designs and she`s called "Lulu with Brolly"
Today its the turn of DT`s Ali, Debbie and Venus so check out their fab samples for great inspiration on The Crafty Pad Blog!!  Remember all you have to do is leave a comment on the blog to go into the draw to win these fab digi images by Debbie !!  SO why not pop over there straight away and have a look !!

Monday 2 April 2012

You could WIN !!

We have another new release TODAY at The Crafty Pad Designs !!  And you could win it !!
It`s called "Flowers and Watering Can" and just by leaving a comment at The Crafty Pad Blog you will go into the draw !! So why not have a go and check out the designs by DT`s  Joanie, Leesa and Angela using this fab digi image !!

Check in tomorrow because there just might be another surprise......

Sunday 1 April 2012

It`s Egg-tastic !!

Well it must be nearly Easter as our theme this week at The Crafty Pad is "It`s Egg-tastic" !! We want to see anything that comes from an egg (ie  ducks, chicks ect) or lays an egg on your fab creations !!

Our lovely sponser for this week is: Crafty Sentiments with a fab prizes of 3 digi images of the winners choice !!
Team A got to choose which of Debbies digi`s they would like to work with, so I chose to play with one of the NEW RELEASE digi`s out TODAY called "Easter Chicks in Brolly" You could WIN this just by leaving a comment !! Check it out !!
I have made a very bright and cheerful front stepper Easter card !! The brolly has been paper pieced and the rest of the image coloured in with promarkers. The chicks, daffs and eggs have been 3D.

Now we all need to make easter cards so why not have a go and enter the challenge !! Check out all the other fab creations by the DT A at The Crafty Pad Challenge for more inspiration !!

Would like to enter:
Craft Your Days Away: easter
Sweet Stampin: easter, spring and optional sketch
Crafty Catz: use a digi image
Totally Papercrafts: easter
4 Crafty Chicks: easter
Delightful Challenges: easter
Scrapbook Sisters: easter

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