Tuesday, 28 July 2009

I Love Promarkers

I have just found this challenge blog..I Love Promarkers And as I haven't long bought myself some promarkers I thought that I would join in with their challenge - which is a sketch. :)

I thought I would treat myself to a wee spot of crafty this morning. :) :)

This is their sketch:-

Here is my card:-

I have used Belinda Garden stamp - from The Crafty Pad
Promarkers - Blush, Cinnamon, Lime Green, Rose Pink, Canary and Sky blue.
PP from Kay & Co
CB swiss dot folder

Thanks for looking. :)

Monday, 27 July 2009

Roz's Blog Candy Giveaway....

Over at the lovely Roz's blog is she giving away her first blog candy to celebrate just over 100 followers since christmas.

This is what she wrote:-

I'm announcing my very first Blog Candy Draw......

There is a little twist though......sorry...... I'd like you all to be creative...

Running during the month of August from 2nd to 29th.

I would like you to join in with any of the challenges over at The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog
Starting from 2nd August and ending on 29th

The challenges vary thoughout the month and the more weeks you enter the more chances you have to win some Candy.

Why not have a practice run and enter into this week's challenge, there is a Guest Design Team Member spot and stamp up for grabs this week :)

I have bought some of Debbie's newly released stamps that I will be giving away....to you......You can see the stamps HERE and also on The Crafty Pad

By entering the challenges on The Crafty Pad, you will not only just be entering for my Blog Candy Draw, you will be doubling your chance of winning as you will still be entering for whatever prize is on offer there for the particular week/s that you enter...

Some of the weeks will be for a GDT spot as well as winning the stamp that will be used on that week you are a GDT member...other weeks it will be winning a single stamp of your choice.....

Here's what I'd like you to do........

Its all very easy and its open to anyone all around the world, so please feel free to join in...

1. Pop over to The Crafty Pad challenge Blog to see what the challenge is for that week ( They Change very Sunday)

2. Decide what you are going to make for the challenge and when you have finished your project, phtograph it and upload it to your Blog. Then link it to The Crafty Pad's Blog ~ Email entries welcome ~ see the Crafty Pad for details

3. Then please come back over here and follow my blog..... if you aren't already doing so that is,....and then please leave a comment on this post to let me know that you have just entered one of the challenges.......

Its that simple.....
You may enter as many challenges you like, but you must follow the steps above.

After 29th August I will go through all the names on the list and use Random Org to generate 5 seperate winners.....Each will win a random stamp from the new Crafty Pad collection as above.

So why not pop on over to Roz's blog and read it in full for yourself and join in the crafty fun - you can't win if you're not in..lol

Bling is the Challenge

over at Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog

Oooh I do love a wee bit of Bling..lol

I am (The Crafty Pad) very proud to be sponsoring this week's prize over at CICB

Pop on over and join in their great challenge. :)

You could win Shelley Sheep & Twitter Crafty Pad stamp.

Here it is:-

And here is my card I have made following their challenge - Bling

I have used:- Shelley Sheep stamp,Small flower stamp from Medallion Gift, coloured cardstock, CB swiss dot folder, bling, ribbon.

Thanks for looking

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Featuring The Crafty Pad

Extremely Crafty

Michele has featured The Crafty Pad HERE And what a lovely write up she has given us too -- Thank you Michele. :)

I have given a raffle prize of 'June Doing the Race for Life' stamp and one other of the winners choice from The Crafty Pad.

As you know I have designed 'June Doing the Race for LIfe' stamp to help raise money for the Cancer Research Charity - every stamp I sell of it - I donate £1.00 to the charity.

Michele is running great raffle prizes in aid of the Marsden Cancer Charity - you can donate online there too. Please do pop over and check out Michele's blog - it is fabulous. It makes for great reading also - you won't be sorry you visited. :)
And you too could join in on her raffle prize fun and help along the way to such a worthy cause. :) :)

Something New..........

The Challenge this week over at The Crafty Pad is all about‘Something New’

Please use any new stash you have, whether is be brads, ribbon, rub-ons, nesties, promarkers etc or you can make a card for a new home or baby etc.

I have used Milo Mouse Happy Days stamp for my card. I have used my square nesties to cut the image into pyramage type images and used silicone to layer each smaller one higher than it's previous one. For the image inside the card I have used Milo Congratulations stamp and re-stamped the text stamps that come with Milo Happy Days :)

I love this card because it is very birght and cheerful looking and it does make me smile when I see that wee Milo mousey..lol

The prize this week shall be a GDT spot with The Crafty Pad using the stamp that the DT will be working with for that particular challenge.

Thanks for looking :)

Sunday, 19 July 2009

A Complete Gift Set, Challenge 31 is under way at ....

This week for challenge 31 we would like you to make a card for someone
'just because they deserve it'.

Just add the a bit of blue and wording ‘Just For You’

The wording may be hand doodled, stamped, pc generated etc.
The layout etc is up to you. :)

Anyone using a Crafty Pad stamp will be entered into the draw twice.

Anyone not using a Crafty Pad stamp will be entered into the draw once.

The prize is your choice of any single Crafty Pad stamp. :)

Our GDT this week is the lovely Dazie from Dazie Delights - give her a lovely warm welcome please. It has been an honour to work with you Dazie. :)

I have made a card and a gift tag for an altered tin bucket filled with pampering goodies..:)

The stamp used this week is of course from The Crafty Pad and it is one of the new releases - Penny Pamper.

Here is the card:-

I used DCWV papers, paper mania acylic pearls, promarkers, swiss dot CB folder,
flowers and
brads from my stash and wording is Pc generated. :)

The gift tag is basically the same as the card.

For the gift I used :-

A small old tin bucket
Applied Adirondack Raisin Alcohol Ink
Adhered white ribbon
Applied BG lettering for the word 'pamper'
Adhered some flowers from my stash
Filled bucket with all nice pampering things:-
Body scrub, Bath dip, moisturizing cream, Vitamin E eye gel,
Pearl & shine lip balm, pink and purple nail varnishes,
toe seperators, a small bottle of roll on perfume and finally
a tanning towel...ahhh...nice and relaxing and pampering. :) :)

I then covered the whole bucket with clear cellophane and
tied the Penny Pamper gift tag to it. :)

Thoroughly enjoyed making this today - was a bit concerned that
I would not beable to create anything nice because I have still
been feeling low - but I persisted and glad now I did. :) :)

Please do pop over to The Crafty Pad and check out all the other fabulous DT work - you won't be disappointed. would love to see you take part in The Crafty Pad challenge too if you can. :)

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Blog Candy for a Great Cause....

The lovely June is offering up some fabby blog candy - you have until 31st July to enter. ;)

Her rules are:-

Follow her blog and leave her a comment.

Follow her link to the lovely Michelle's blog to read and help raise money for the Marsden Cancer Charity.

Display Michelle's blinkie

I have met all and complied with all the rules. As many of you will know that cancer charities are very close to my heart. So feeling that I wanted to donate a prize for Michelle's raffle I have emailed her offering my June 'Doing the Race for Life' stamp and one other of the winners choice of my crafty pad stamp

Please do pop over to June's blog and follow her blog and be in for a chance of some fabby candy.

Follow the link to Michelle's blog and find out all about her raising money for the Marsden Charity. ;)


When I returned back home to Weymouth I was very touched by the amount of cards and RAK's awaiting me. I would like to thank everyone for all their thoughtfulness and kindness - I will admit it did bring a few tears to my eyes.

I am not going to list everyone who sent to me incase I miss anyone out -
but you all know who you are. :) :)

I am very grateful for all the wonderful blogging/forum pals I have -
you have all been a great comfort to me so THANK YOU

I also received my blog candy from the lovely Cazzy this morning.
Thank you Cazzy - the candy consists of clear stamps and acrylic blocks.

I also received an award from the lovely slowef - Thank you -
very kind of you to pass it on to me. :)

This award should be passed on to 15 people but I am not listing anyone -
I believe that all my lovely blogging pals should have it - so please help yourself -
you all deserve it and are more than welcome to take it. :) :) :)

Monday, 13 July 2009


I would like to say a huge thank you to all my lovely blogging friends who have left me comments of kind words and condolenses. I am very touched and found it very comforting reading them. I really did appreciate them.

I am still in N.Ireland but return to Dorset tomorrow - and will try and get into my normal routine as soon as possible.

I have wonderful brother and sisters,(including their families), my fantastic husband and son who I found enormous comfort and support in and they will continue to keep me strong - so my thanks goes to them also.

This blog and forums also my Crafty Pad stamp blog will keep me occupied mentally so I shall endeavour to get back to normal posting as from tomorrow.

Also huge thanks to Rozzy and Maxine for keeping the Crafty Pad running smooothly in my absence - they both have been so wonderful - so THANK YOU ladies - you are both stars.

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Very Sad News

Our mum has passed away. Sorry don't what else to write.