Sunday 30 September 2012


Tina chose our challenge theme this week at The Crafty Pad which is:


Nice and easy as all we want to see is flowers on your creations !!

  is sponsoring us again with a fab £10 to spend in her online shop !!

Team A's turn this week which includes me and I chose to play with "MooRag by the Fence"

   I know this will make my friend Grace smile on Thursday as its her 95th birthday, so my card had to be very bright and breezy for her !!

I've built the card up by decoupaging everything to make multi levels,  MooRag, fence, flowers ect and of course lots of fussy cutting out which I LOVE !!

All has been coloured in with promarkers which I love playing with as well !!

The rest of the team have some fab projects to show you over at The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog so please check them all out !!

Would like to enter:
Inky Impressions: animals
Digital Tuesday: say it with flowers
Shopping Our Stash: fur and feathers(animals or birds)

Tuesday 25 September 2012

Little Christmas Robins

This is Woodware's September challenge sketch

and this is what I did with it !!

These cute christmas robins are from a Woodware set by Francoise Read just called "Robins" and as you can see they are not just for Christmas !!

 I really love the small elemnets you get with stamp sets and I have used the little holly stamp to make my holly background panel for the robins.

Would like to enter:
Woodware: september sketch
2 Sisters: things with wings
Charisma Cardz: things with wings
Fab 'n 'Funky: things with wings

Sunday 23 September 2012

Lenny the Lion

Here we are again guys......Sunday so another fab challenge at The Crafty Pad chosen this time by Ali !!

Challenge #189
Sponsored by

And this is the fab prize up for grabs !!


Just right for you christmas creations !!

Thought I would join the girls from Team B this week and play along with them with this card !!

 Debbie's "Lenny the Lion" is a happy chappy who could be used for any age male family member, Dad, Brother, Grandpa etc.  The song that came to mind for me  is "In The Jungle" from the Lion King.

You must check this out
It will have you singing all day long !!

Wanted to add alot of texture to my card, so I have embossed alot of different layers with two different embossing folders, and then cut out a few leaves with a spellbinders die. Lenny has been printed out several times so I could decoupage him up and then coloured with promarkers. Added glossy accents to his eyes and nose. To finish off I used a Birthday Circle Sentiment and got one very bright and cheerful card !!

Check out what the rest of the team have created on 

Would like to enter:
Allsorts: inspired by a song
Polka Doodles: inspired by a song title
The Perfect Sentiment; must hac sentiment on front + for male birthday
Shopping Our Stash: emboss it
My Craft Spot : Wild About You/ wild animal
Gingerloft; embossing

Wednesday 19 September 2012

Santa Paws

Well guys its all down hill to Christmas now the kids have gone back too school !! I keep trying to get motivated and these chilly nights and mornings are helping (NOT !!) 

Anyway have made this cute christmas card using a


You don't get the sentiments in this set, but all the fab images and I love the wind up mice which you can just see on my easel stopper. I fussy cut all the holly from another sheet of backing paper and just added some stickles here and there to add some sparkle.

Would like to enter:
Little Claire: stand up straight
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT: christmas (photo inspiration)
House of Gilli: more than one fold

Tuesday 18 September 2012

Breast Awareness Challenge

Good morning guys on this sunny day !!

Just a reminder of The Crafty Pad Special Breast Awareness Challenge on this month with loads of fab prizes to be won. We are supporting cancer care and our lovely teamie Dawn, who's mum is fighting breast cancer at the moment !! Please check it out !!

Also Dawn has her own challenge on with even MORE FAB PRIZES to be won on her own blog to be found HERE !!

There are loads of freebie images you can use on both challenges so why not enter !!
 Dawn has her own giving page HERE as she has just had her head shaved to support her mum and raise funds, so if possible please help if you can there !!

Here's a photo album I made Dawn using Debbie's fab free bra image and sentiment tickets !!

Sunday 16 September 2012

Autumn Colours

Well we've not quiet finished summer yet.....but our challenge at The Crafty Pad this week is

"Autumn Colours"

 chosen by Pauline.

Think of all the lovely autumn colours there is to choose from,  but we want to see at least TWO of them on your creations !!

Our fab Sponsor this week is:

Crafty Individuals

and the fab prize  is

1 Pack of Red Rubber Tree Stamps
1 6x6 Tree Themed Backing Papers
1 A4 sheet of Bird Toppers
Team A's turn this week to give you some inspiration which includes me !!

So I went for a vintage look with this note book holder.

I cut and covered two pieces of cardboard with print paper and then aged with distress inks. On one piece I added a piece of patterned paper and two dollies and again aged with more distress inks. Then cut a smaller piece of orange paper and mounted another piece of pattered paper on top.  Next I printed out The Crafty Pad Designs " Recipe For a Friend" and teapot from the "Teaset". Cut them out and then crumpled them to add creases, distressed them with inks and then covered with several layes of clear UTEE. Added a lovely vintage brad to hang the terapot from and mounted them both onto front.  Had some lovely chocolate silk ribbon in my stash so ruffled a piece along the bottom and added two more vintage brads  and a big bow at the top. Bound the two pieces together with the bind it all and distressed the edges with a blade and then glued a note paper pad to the inside !!

Pop over to The Crafty Pad Challenge and see all the fab creations from the rest of the girls from Team A !!

Would like to enter:
Crazy 4 Challenges: anything goes with a fall twist
Sweet Stampin: simply sentimental ( sentiment as a focal point)
Crafty Ann's; sketch and/or autumal colours
Crafty Ribbons: vintage
Bunny Zoe's Crafts: distressing
PanPastel UK Challenge: autumn/fall

Friday 14 September 2012

Simple with a bit of recycling

Being a crafter I see endless possibilities in recycling packaging that my crafty goodies are packed in. That being said,  I have made the flower on my simple card using the plastic which a cricut cartridge came in.

I punched out three 3" daisies using a woodware punch and three small dasies with a smaller punch. Then coloured the big daisies with blue alcohol ink and the small with yellow.. Slowly heated each daisy shape with my heat gun and then moulded into shape and then layed them up using 3d glue.

Close up isin't very good,  my old camera didn't want to play ball !! 

I embossed the "With Love" onto a piece of  whitewash colourcore and sanded back, then reversed the rest of the colourcore to use as my yellow bachground.. The swirls were cut using a marianne die which I love.

Would like to enter
Woodware: anything but a stamp
Paper Pretties : punches
Sisterhood Of Crafters : no stamps
Kaboodle Doodles : flowers

Monday 10 September 2012

A funny + scrapclub

This will make you smile

I went tonight to do some shopping in M&S and after parking I notice a really cute little dog pearing out of a rather posh car window in front of me.  So me being me I just had to walk over and say hello to it.  There I was saying hello to this very cute little dog in one very posh car, when the car alarm started to go off !!  Remember I am now bent down at the window which is closed,  on the drivers side with the car alarm going off !!  I slowly stood up, had a quick look round and slowly walked away.......

Anyway onto scrapclub last Saturday.  It was a beach theme LO and we all had the same kit, but boy they were all very different when finished !!  Here is mine

The photo was taken on The Isle of White and you can't see, but right at the far right is me, far left is my eldest brother and right on the waters edge are my two nephews. The person in the front is not with us, but was trying to do the same as us and that was to fly a kite !!.. Hence my title.  The photo has more to tell, but thats for me.....

The LO has alot of different textures.  We made the background using mica sprays in different colours, coloured glossy card with distress inks and then stamped and cut out the sea shells,  threaded tule through wire and then stuck seqins and beads on.!!  Lots of fiddley bits and bobs just right up my street !!

Sunday 9 September 2012

Scraptastic !!

Well we seem to be having a bit of later summer !! Hope you guys have been able to enjoy it !!


Is our challenge for this week at The Crafty Pad chosen by Estelle !!  So we want you to use some of your scraps and bits and bobs to make your creations with.

Two sponsors this week

A fab £10 to spend online at Lily Of the Valley

3 free digi's of the winners choice from The Stamping Boutique


All the fab creations this week from Team B,  have been made using images from both our sponors . Check them out at The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog !!

Although its not my turn this week,  I couldn`t resisit making this fab little card using the dress image from The Stamping Boutique and one of The Crafty Pad Designs circle sentiments

I found some bits and bobs of coordinating paper just right to paper piece the dress and then layer it up. I highlighted the flowers with glossy accents. The wardrobe card base I just hand drew and then cut out. Even found a nice piece of scrap ribbon for the belly band !!  Never know what you will find till you start having a poke about !!

Would like to enter
Digital Tuesday: shaped cards
Poodles Parlour; here come the girls

Friday 7 September 2012

Just love....

this image from the Stampin Up set called "Friendships Grow"

Decided to make an easel card with these two cute little girls and they pets !! 

I do like the vintage look to a card, so I have distressed all the edges with a blade and used  tea dye distress ink to age it, then pricked a line of dots along each edge.   I stamped the image with Memories dye ink pad and then coloured in using again the tea dye distress ink for a sepia look.

The sentiment and flower pots are also in the set, which I have used to make my easel stop.  The paper and ribbon is also from Stampin Up.

Would like to enter:
Divas by Design; friendship
The Perfect Sentiment: must have sentiment on front- occasion + animal
PanPastel: all about stripes
Crafty Calendar; colour browns and creams

Thursday 6 September 2012

Digital Delights

The lovely girls over at Digital Delights invited me to be their GDT for the week !!

So I made this fab calender using "Springtime Lara"

The paper I have used is from Wild Rose Studio called "Strawberry Picnic" and I have coloured  with promarkers.

Pop over to Didial Delights as they really do have some fab fun images  to play with !!

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