Tuesday 30 October 2012


This morning is my very first GDT post for 

The challenge this week is:


And here is my first GDT card.

I couldn't resist Hootie " Sleeping Owl " digi stamp,  as you know I love owls  !!

You can find him in the
 Crafty Sentiment Design online shop 

I'm a very keen 3D'er so Hootie and the tree have been raised from the stared night background. I  hand cut the tree and branches then embossed to give them a wood texture.  Hootie was then coloured in with promarkers and I paper piece his blanket and pillow.

A simple card for me, but boy you ought to check out what the rest of the team have done !!  Those girls sure are talented !!

Would like to enter:
Do You Stack Up: embossing
Brown Sugar: anything goes

Sunday 28 October 2012

Christmas Is Coming !!

Dawn's turn to choose The Crafty Pad Challenge for this week 

and it is


So anything christmas related is fine !!
 Our fab sponsor is Joanna Sheen

 with a £10 voucher to spend online !!

All the girls from Team A have been very busy with their fab creations so please pop over to The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog and have a look at what they have been doing !!

Here is my card for you...

The cute mice are " Holly & Harvey with Mistletoe "  The sentiment is one from the " Merry Christmas Sentiment " set.

Holly and Harvey and the mistletoe have been coloured with promarkers and you just can't have enough glitter on a christmas card, so I've used a glitter paper for the background and glittered the stars on the sentment with stickles and then printed off a few more stars to add to the bottom. Just finished them all off with a pearl for each centre.

Would like to enter:
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas: no patterned paper
Crafty Ribbons: christmas
Southern Girls: animal crackers
Fab'n'Funky: animals
I Love Promarkers: christmas is coming

Wednesday 24 October 2012


Don't think my friend Kim does blogs, so I'm OK to show you this !!

Little Freddie is Kim's first grandchild and he was born last Dec, so I thought as part of Kim's Christmas prezzie from me I would make this photo frame of her with Freddie !!

I have recycled some backing card from a paper pack to make the actual frame itself  and
the papers I've used to cover it are by Stampin Up. 
 The flowers I have made using a Sizzix die called Flowers, Daisies #2,  bit fiddly to do but worth making !! The swirls were cut using a Marianne die.  The flower centres are just fringed rolled up card !!

Would like to enter:
Fairytale Challenge: something with a photo
UnstampaBelles: recycling or repurposing
Hiding in My Craftroom: die cuts

Tuesday 23 October 2012

Woohoo !!

So happy to annouce I am now a GDT for

So please pop over and say hello
 to all the other new GDT's  
and check out the new challenge for this week which is

" Recycle It  "
And why not have a look at all the fab images up for grabs instore as well

Woohoo !!

Sunday 21 October 2012

Use an Animal

Our challenge this week at The Crafty Pad is:

#193 use An Animal

Rachel got to choose this week  !! So get digging around for your favorite animal stamp or patterned paper with animals on,  just make sure you have an animal somehwere on your creation !!

Two fab sponsors with two very fabby prizes
 up for grabs !!

First is from 
with a  £5 voucher

Second is from Letraset
with this fab set

The girls from Team B have been very busy with their projects , so be sure to check them out over at 

Thursday 18 October 2012

Woodware monthy challenge

Who's ready for Christmas then ?? Ha,ha !!
Really wish I could get started.......

Anyway this is the sketch for Woodware's monthy challenge.

And here is my card using the sketch...

The Woodware set of stamps are called "Forbes and Friends" by Jane Gill which are one of my favourite set of stamps !! Lots of my usual fussy cutting to 3D everything, but this time I have water coloured my images !!

Would like to enter:
Lollipop Crafts:  happy bithday
Penny Black and More: animal magic

Monday 15 October 2012

Blog Hop NOW CLOSED !!

Today's the Day !! 


 has started !!

To launch the new fall images we are giving away a grand prize of 5 of the new images to one lucky winner !! There are also more chances to win one of the new images which have been hidden on some of the DT's blogs !!

To be in with a chance of winning, you need to start the blog hop at the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog, leave a comment and become a follower and then hop to the next DT and do the same on each of the DT's blogs in turn leaving a comment and becoming a follower.  Please let the DT's know if you are already a follower or have just become a follower.

If you have arrived from DEBBI then you are on the right track !!

Here is my fab new fall image !!

Isin't Jennie the Scarecrow super cute !!

I'v coloured Jennie in with promarkers to match the papers from Stampin Up. The background looks like a quilt as I have cut up small pieces of paper and arranged a pattern with them, then did faux stitiching round each piece. I used a Hero Arts flower stamp to make the flower which was stamped on two pieces of patterned paper and then layered up.. The swirls were cut using a Marianne die.

None of the DT's know who has the hidden new fall image to give away, so DON'T MISS ANY BLOG OUT or you'll miss the chance of winning the grand prize and one of the hidden prizes !!

The hop ends on October 17th at 7.00pm EST
 time which is midnight UK time

 Your next stop is EDWINA !!

Have fun !!

Sunday 14 October 2012

Blog Hop Alert !!


We are having a Blog Hop on October 15th till 17th to launch the New Fall Images !!

There will be prizes !!

So check out the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog on the 15th October to get all the details !!

The team will have some wonderful projects to show you so don't miss out !!

Distress It

Must be Sunday again because here is another fab challenge for you at The Crafty Pad !!

 Challenge #192  "DISTRESS IT"

Chosen by our lovely Helen

Would you like to win this lovely pack from
 Crafty Individuals our fab sponsor this week??

Then get distressing with inks or tearing etc and show us your fab creations !!
 The girls from Team A have some fab idea's to show you on The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog, so be sure to pop over to get yourself motivated !!

I chose to play with " Christmas Pine Cones & Holly" for my vintage christmas box !!

I think you will sure distressed box !!
Box - Bazil Dotty card
Paper - g.c.d. studios/ Joyful Peace paper stack
Red Bow - Stampin Up Tule
 3D foam tape

Would like to enter:
Fab'n'Funky: vintage

Tuesday 9 October 2012


Want to win these two fab new release digi's ??

All you have to do is leave a comment on 
The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog to be in with a chance !! 
For a second chance of winning then become a follower and leave another comment saying you are one !!

 Simple as that !!

We have yet more for you....these fab new release baubles just right for your christmas projects !! Check them all out at The Crafty Pad Designs online shop as well !!

I'm always really bad at making my christmas cards for family and friends, so I jumped at the chance to use the "Christmas Tree Trio" images to make this fab card !!

The image is just right to layer up and looks fab just colour in or paper piece .  I have just coloured in with promarkers and added some sparkle with stickles and then layer up each tree band.  To add more depth I have also decoupage the snow and fence !!  The circle chritmas sentiment can also be found at The Crafty Pad Designs.

The design team have some really inspiring projects to show you which include some fab candles using these new release digi stamps over at The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog, so please pop over and check them out !!

Would like to enter:

Fab'n'Funky ; no pattern paper
Crafty Boots; three ( 3 christmas tree's)

Sunday 7 October 2012


Good morning peeps !!  Did you enjoy the lovely sunshine yesterday then ??  It was a smashing day here in Bucks, not so good this morning.....

Anyway,  time for another challenge at The Crafty Pad and Debbi got to choose the theme which is....


So much you can do with this so have fun !!

 The sponsor prize is 3 digi's of the winners choice from

Team B have got some fab projects to show you over at The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog, so pop over check them all out !!

Friday 5 October 2012

Robyn's Fetish

Just a little announement...........

I am now a new DT menber for Robyn's Fetish !!

There will be loads of fab insiration for you as the team is
 18 in total, so why not pop over and say hello to everyone !!

There is still just about time to enter the current challenge on "Sewing, Real or Faux" !!
Be sure to check out the Autumn Sale now on !!


Monday 1 October 2012

Tatty Button

Isin't it nice to make a card just can !!

I haven't used my Tatty Button stamps for ages, so it was great fun to use them again in making this cute easel card

I stamped the wall of the house using the brick wall stamp. The little flowers were made using the woodware punch and then cut and shaped. Used a Marianne die to cut the ivy and a Spellbinder die to cut the leaves for the sunflower..

The sunflower head itself I just hand cut out as I didn't have a stamp !! 

The sentiment is also from the Tatty Button range. Most of the rest is paper pieced and coloured with promarkers. I do love lots of detailing and lots of fussy cutting as you can see !!

Would like to enter:
Kaboodles Doodles: colour of autum
C.R.A.F.T : make your own embellishments
Crafty Bloggers Network: anything goes

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