Sunday, 24 January 2010

Quirky Crafts Challenge..and Trimmie Craft Challenge

I am entering this into the CRAFT challenge too - their challenge this week is RED.. :) :)

As  you know I (The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs) is sponsoring Quirky Crafts for their fortnightly challenges this month.   Their new challenge is out today which is  Teddy Bears - any crafty project is suitable as long as you have a bear on it.  A nice easy one to join in with eh?
The DT members have some lovely inspiration for you - pop over and check it out...HERE

There are 2 Crafty Pad stamps to be won. :) :)

They kindly asked me to do GDT again and this is what I came up with......

An altered mini dart board cover - all will be revealed as you scroll

It is a mini tutorial if you fancy giving it a go :-

I have used this mini wooden dart board cover - but
you could use a small box or tin.

I used Tim Holtz alcohol ink - Pool Blue
to dab over all over the wood.

This is the effect it gave

Create the wording on the PC as shown in the picture below -
I used natural coloured card for this.
Using the Ted - Hugs stamp or digi download (from The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs)
Colour as preferred.
Cut 3 pieces of ribbed card to the size you require
to cover your surfaces and adhere your image,
and wording onto 2 of them.
Cut another smaller piece to suit the size of you sentiment and adhere.

Now adhere all the elements as shown below.
I have added red heart shaped brads and
also silver mirri card punched hearts.
I also used Anita's 3D gloss to the word 'HUGS' on Ted.

That is it - now you have some 'HUGS'
you can give to someone for them to keep
and use as they need

Thanks for looking - I do hope it is an easy
to follow tutorial and would love to hear
what you think of it. :) :)

Another week, another challenge...:)

I can't believe it is Sunday     That means another challenge from The Crafty Pad. :)

The challenge over there this week is a sketch :

Here is my take on the sketch :-

I have used Roshell Friends Digi Image with Sentiment
(coloured version) from The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs.
MME papers, Swirl CB folder, Circular Nesties, Stickles
Flowers, Bling and Brads from stash.

Please do pop over and check out all the mega inspiration from
the very talented DT members.
We have a new addition Pat to our DT team and
2 GDT's appearing this week. :)

There is also a tutorial from the lovely Suzi. :)

Would be fabulous if you could join in too on the fun -
hope to see you there. :)

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Animals for The Crafty Pad and an RAK....:)

Over at The Crafty Pad todays challenge is - 'Animals', lets see at least one animal on your projects. :)

We have the lovely Suzi starting today as one of our new DT's. Welcome Suzi. :)
We also have the lovely Linda as our GDT and she is the one offering an RAK in this weeks challenge.
This is what Linda wrote :-
I would like to offer a little RAK prize from me for this challenge. People who post up cards for this challenge will need to pop over to my blog and post a link to their card in my post about my card and Guest Design Team week at The Crafty Pad. I will do the drawing on Sunday, January 24 at midnight and post up the winner. The winner will have till Friday, January 29 at 8:00 am to contact me.

So why not pop over to The Crafty Pad and join in with the fun - would be fabulous to see you there. :) :)

Here is my take on todays challenge. I have used Roshell Friends with Basket(digi image). This image is available HERE to buy and comes in coloured and uncoloured for the one price. :)

Hope you likey..:)   Thanks for looking - your comments really do make my day. :)

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Second post of the day..:) Quirky Crafts

I don't blog for ages and now I am posting up twice in the one day..:)

The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs is sponsoring Quirky Crafts for the month of Jan and today is their first challenge of the month.

Their challenge is 'YELLOW' and they invited me to be a GD with them..yayy.  I was thrilled of course and accepted. :)

The prize is two Crafty Pad stamps for the winner - pop over to Quirky Crafts for the full details and the DT's fabby inspiration. :)

Here is my take on their 'YELLOW' challenge:


BG papers - Oh Baby,
Nesties - Labels, Acrylic Beads,
Lace, Velvet Ribbon, Bling and Buckle and Flower from stash.

Thanks for looking. :)

The Crafty Pad Sketch. :)

Hope all my blogging pals are keeping nice and warm in this Brrrrrr. cold weather.

Over at The Crafty Pad Challenge site we have a sketch for you to follow this week. :)

Here is the sketch:

Here is my take on the sketch:

I have used Roshell with Brolly Digi Image, coloured in on PC,
American Crafts BP, mirri card, nesties,
glitter glue, bling stones, flowers.
Added a wee bit of faux stitching. :)

I did find it difficult to photogaph because of the light shining on the glitter glue
but it does look fine in real life in the ordinary light. :)

Why don't you pop on over to The Crafty Pad and see the other
fab inspiration from the GDT and DT's.

The sale is still on too at The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs site.
And don't forget we sell stamps and Digi images now. :)

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Changes and challenge for The Crafty Pad

I would like to wish all my blogging pals A Very Happy New Year and I promise to get around to visit you more too - I haven't been a very good blogger - sorry.

There are changes over at The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs site - Digi Images are now available aswell as the clear stamps - yayyy.  Do hope it is better now for non stampers too. :) :)
New releases are available from today also. :)
The site has a new look too - pop over when you can and check it out. :)

The DT call is still open for another week too. :)

Now on with this weeks challenge, which is 'BUTTONS', lets see some buttons on your cards.  Nice and simple to ease us into 2010.

Here is my take on the challenge:-

I have used the newly released 'Roshell with Brolly' stamp for this card.
MME papers, Prima flowers, Promarkers, CB folder.
Lace, buttons, charm and sentiment from stock.

Thanks for looking - really appreciate it. :)