Saturday, 31 October 2009

SALE ON.........

The SALE has started over at The Crafty Pad - pop over and check it out. :)

It's got a new look too..and tomorrow there is a tutorial in the challenge - goes live at 12 mid day. :)

Hope to see you there. :)

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Christmas Craft Raffle

Christmas craft raffle over at Quirky Crafts and this is what Deanne had to say.....

Over on Quirky Crafts Forum I'm running a Christmas raffle which is open to people outside of the forum also.

I am constantly adding to the prize, and in total the raffle prize will be in excess of £100 in crafting goodies :)

The main prize is a cuttlebug die cutting machine, other prizes include a Zutter round-it-all with tote bag, denim mini book, smirk papers and much much more

Tickets can be purchased HERE for £2 each and you can purchase as many as you like. The winning ticket will be picked on December 14th so there will be plenty of time for me to post it out and for you to pop it under your christmas tree :)

Ticket will picked by traditional printing out names from paypal and a lucky dip by one of my boys :)

So why not pop on over there and get yourself a few tickets - such a great prize up for grabs too. :)

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Gift Set........

Over at The Crafty Pad this week the challenge is a theme of 'Autumn'. 
Anything goes just so long as it is Autumn. :)

Now I have a wee treat for you to see :-

I have made a gift set for my challenge this week,
it comprises of a decorated candle, a notebook and a funky foam tag. :)

But before I show it to you - The Crafty Pad have 4 gdt's this week -
how nice is that - so lots of inspiration for you to see -
pop over there and have a peep and join in if you can. :)
The GDT's are Susie, Sam, Suzi and Julie and they have all made great projects. :)

Okay here is my makes...

The stamps I have used are the Umbrella & Stand and the
Flourish & Leaves stamps available from The Crafty Pad of course. :)

I stamped the umbrella & stand and Flourish onto tissue paper -
I coloured the image with Promarkers,
and using the heat gun applied to the candle.
Added some nice ribbon.....the brown is velvet ribbon to finish.

For the notebook I used 7 x 5 covers and covered
with BG papers.  Stamped images as in photo and coloured
with Promarkers.  I cut the leaf border out and glued on.
I used Anita's 3D gloss to go over all the elements and it
gives it a lovely touchy feely touch. :)  I added some flowers
and letters to finish.

For the tag I stamped into black funky foam - which I
heated beforehand.  I then coloured the flourish with a
silver pen.  I covered the back of the tag with the same BG
paper as the notebook, added ribbon and brad to finish. :)

And now I have a beautiful gift set to give as a present.
Hope you enjoyed reading all this - sorry bit of a long

Hope to see you over at The Crafty Pad -
the free digi image is still available until
tomorrow night if you want to enter the competition. ;) :)

Monday, 19 October 2009

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge

I have been able to make a card for the CRAFT challenge this week. :) Their challenge is a lovely recipe:
1 Ribbon
2 Buttons
3 Papers

Here is my take on their recipe: -

Here are instructions how to make it: -
1. Choose 2 co-ordinating backing papers. Cover your cardstock
with 1 of your chosen backing papers. Use a plain section of card and emboss
with Swirl cuttlebug embossing folder - adhere to left hand side of card.

2. Stamp your butterflies onto the other chosen backing paper and cut out.
Layer up with 3d pads or silicone - add wire antenna.
Adhere whole butterfly to bottom right hand side of card.

3. Layer up co-ordinating flowers and add brad -
adhere to card just above and to the left of your butterfly.

4. Adhere buttons, another flower and bow as shown in photo.
Apply stickles glitter glue as shown - optional. :)

5. Butterflies and verse stamp set are available
I have stamped the Butterfly verse inside the card on matching paper. :)

Thanks for looking. :)

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Gatefold card sketch for..

The Crafty Pad. That is what the challenge is this week over at The Crafty Pad - set by the lovely Maxine. :)

Here is the sketch -

And here is my take on it -

I have used the Flourish and Leaves Accessory Set
and The Umbrella & Stand stamps from The Crafty Pad of course. :)
Paper - Basic Grey
White Jelly Roll Pen
Ribbon from stash.
I stamped the Umbrella & Stand and leaves directly onto the PP.
 Cut out leaves and layered onto white card.
For the inside I stamped the flourish directly onto the plain pink paper
and corners of white card where the sentiment will go.:)

Hope you likey. :)
Thanks for looking.

Do pop over to The Crafty Pad and see the wonderful
work from the DT's and GDT's.

Thursday, 15 October 2009

I Love Promarkers...

Over at I love promarkers they have set a sketch for their challenge this month.

Here is their sketch:-

And here is my take on it :-

I have used Christmas Ted bringing home Tree - one of my christmas stamps
Promarkers - but cannot remember which  Sorry... :(
Papers - Snowy Joe.
I added some fluffy puffy paint for the snow and a touch of glitter too. :)

Thanks for looking. :)

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Card For...

I have made this card for my nephew. He loves and plays the guitar.

Papers - Basic Grey - Obscure - I really love these papers, everytime you look
at it you can see something
I squished the bottle top in my wizard and added the word 'music' then flooded with 3D gloss.
I used my BIA for the holes down the left-hand side.

Thanks for looking. :)

Monday, 12 October 2009

Friends card...

I have made this card from the Free Digi Download from The Crafty Pad. I have entered it into the Trimcraft's current challenge - Hearts & Flowers. :)
I do love this image and the sentiments with it. :) I did enjoy making it too -
and it has been a long time since I made a card 'just because'..:) :)

I used Promarkers
DCWV Papers
CB Embossing Folder
Ribbon, Brads and Flowers from stash. :)

If you do like the image you are more than welcome to download from  The Crafty Pad
- you can also enter the competition with it if you wish. :)

Sunday, 11 October 2009

There is a Recipe....

set for this weeks Challenge over at The Crafty Pad.

The recipe is:- 1 Ribbon, 2 Papers, 3 Brads and a swirl.

Here is my take on it:-

The stamps I have used are....
The Flourish & Leaf set and Faith Sure -
 of course all from The Crafty Pad]

Please do pop over and see all the great examples from the fabulous
DT & GDT members - you won't be sorry!
Would be lovely to see you join in too if you can. :)

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Would you like......?

a FREE digi stamp set and a chance to win a 6 week GDT spot with The Crafty Pad? If so pop over to The Crafty Pad and read what you have to do - it is real easy.

The Competition is up and running now - see you over there. :) :)

The image is FREE to anyone - even if you do not want to enter the competition - but be sweet and link back to The Crafty Pad when you use it - or spread the word it is there. :) :)

Crafty Pad Challenge Time Again, 3 GDTs, New Autumn Released Stamps

Crafty Pad Challenge time again....:)

And what a lovely treat we have for you....brand new released stamps for Autumn - HERE and not one but 3 GDT's - they shall be with us for the full month of October.

They are :-

Welcome to ladies. It is a great pleasure to be working with the three of you talented ladies. :) :) :) :)

This weeks our challenge is a sketch - your may twist or turn it and
add further embellishments if you wish. :)

Here is my take on the sketch which was drawn by our very own lovely Maxine. :)

I have used the newly released stamps for this card.  MME paper, CB embossing folder
for the sentiment, embellis from my stash. I paper pieced the Umbrella and parts of the Umbrella stand.
 You can find the stamps  HERE.

Please do go and visit The Crafty Pad - you won't be disappointed.

Saturday, 3 October 2009

The Crafty Pad New Autumn Releases...:)

Over at The Crafty Pad I have released some new stamps for Autumn.
Please do pop over and check them out.
I have shown them coloured and uncoloured.

Here is a wee quickie of the uncoloured ones - what do you think of them?

Thanks for looking. ;) :)  They are ready to buy now from The Crafty Pad blog.
All sizes of stamps and pricing are on The Crafty Pad Blog.