Sunday, 28 March 2010

British Summer Time begins...

Yayyyyyy - another hour of light in the evenings..:) :)

The challenge over at The Crafty Pad is a colour combo of:

Yellow, Orange and Green

Here is my take on the challenge I have altered a CD.....

I have used the Butterflies and Verse stamp set - available HERE  in digi stamp or clear stamps.
I stamped the butterflies onto patterned paper and heat embossed with Black glitter EP,
cut them out and layered up with silicone glue, added some black gems down the butterfly's body.
I covered the cd with patterned paper and stamped directly on to it.
I had two huge flowers which I cut the petals off and glued each one to the back of the cd. 
I punched a hole in the cd with my crop-o-dile and  fed the ribbon through, added small butterfly and gem to finish the top.
I punched another hole at the bottom which I fed through the wired beads with charm.
Added butterfly on top to finish the whole cd off. :)
I think the cd looks like the centre of a flower..:) :)

Please do pop over to the crafty pad and see the other DT members creations - they are such a talented bunch . :)

I am also entering this altered cd into the following challenges :-

Simon say stamp - Easter/spring with glimmer - my embossing powder sure glimmers. :)
Fabnfunky  - Techinque - mine is heat embossing
Creative Cottage - Sparkle - my embossing powder

Thanks for looking. :) :)

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Fabulous news and challenge day

As you know it is challenge day over at The crafty pad.  But before I get to that I would like to share some fanastic news with you all. :) :)

1.  Brand new releases of Anna are available from The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs. digi and clear stamps.
2. My digi stamps are now available to buy from Card Making Downloads aswell as the Crafty Pad

3. Fabulous tutorial from our very lovely Rozzy using the Butterflies and Verse set - The Crafty Pad
     Please do go over and see it - it really is worth the read - Rozzy has done a great job on this tutorial and the end results are stunning. :)

This weeks challenge is a sketch and Rozzy has based her card with her Butterfly Tutorial on this sketch.
The other DT and GDT have excelled themselves too - the inspiration is just overflowing.  So grab yourself a cuppa and pop over - you will be soooo glad you did. :) :)

Unfortunately I was unable to get any crafting done - sorry - but like I said the DT's have pulled their magic out of the hat once again. :) :)

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Mans Card Challenge

I have actually made a's been a while.

I am entering this card into Crazy4challenges - they want to see a Man's Card.

I have used Albert Diggin' with Patch digi image,
Papers are DCWV and Kay & Co,
I tore the edges and inked the edges.
Wee garden shed was kindly given to me by Rozzy - thank you. :)
Nesties & Cuttlebug embossing for sentiment.
Trowel, screwdriver and hammer charms from stash.

Thanks for looking and hope to see you again soon. :) :)

Sunday, 14 March 2010

No Crafting from me - but just had to show you......

Another week has gone past and still no crafting from me.  I have been so busy trying to catch up with things - always got an

But just thought I would let you know that Creative Craft World are sponsoring us at The Crafty Pad this week.  Please do pop over and check it all out - the DT girls have really excelled themselves again - don't know how they manage it.  The inspiration is stunning - honest!

Now if you want to know how to create the most amazing glossy butterflies check out this link.
Shirley from Trimcraft has made a fab tutorial on it - using the Butterflies from The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs.

Another stunning tutorial from our lovely Suzi - Suzi has altered an ice-cream tub - you just gotta see it - you will be bowled over.  You can find it HERE.  Again Suzi has used the Butterflies and Verse Set from The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs.

I must show you this card - not made my me, but made my sister Joani.  It is truely gorgeous.  As Joani does not have a blog I thought I would share it with you all - it deserves to be shown. :)

It is a spring up card.  Joani has used the Butterflies and Verse stamp set here too.  The butterflies have been stamped on to vellum.  The verse has been stamped as a background and a beautiful wicker fan as been added to give a perfect finishing touch and add more dimension.
Please do feel free to leave a comment here for Joani and I will pass them onto her - she will be so chuffed. :) :)

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Have you seen..?

Have you been over to The Crafty Pad and checked out the challenge details yet?   Please do go and pop over - you will be amazed at the stunning projects the fabulous DT ladies have created.  All fantastic work, they really have excelled themselves again. :) :)

It is amazing what they have done with the Butterflies and Verse set - from the craftypad stamp designs which are available in both clear stamps or digi stamps - the choice is yours..:) :) :)

Would be lovely to see you join in :)

No Crafting..

I have nothing crafty to show...have been so busy with work, my DS moving home, my pc troubles

I do hope to get a card made tonight for my dear friends 50th birthday - or at least get it started.  Not sure what I am going to do but will have a think...?

Hope you are all having a great sunday. :)

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Challenge 60 with Crafty Ribbons sponsoring

First of all I would like to apologise for the lateness of this post - I think I have gremlins living with
I hadn't been online for a while because I thought I had pulled a muscle in my eye but turned out it is sinus infection. 
Then now that is on the road to recovery I go online again only to discover my broadband is playing up - sooooo slow - then nothing - dead-as-a-do-do..... so I got up this morning all ready to re-install and re-set the router only to find I am back up and running (for the time being anyway?)   I am of course chuffed that I am online again but how frustrated was I???
Sorry for that ramble - but feel better

Right on with the challenge for the crafty pad - we have a sketch for you drawn up by our lovely Maxine

And the fabulous CRAFTY RIBBONS are sponsoring us - oooh don't you just love their yummy ribbons.  All sorts there - everything that you could possibly want.   Pop over and check all the deliciousness out. :)

Just feast  your eyes on these gorgeous Easter ribbons -
the winner will receive a selection of Easter Ribbons..:) :)

Here is the sketch:

and here is my take on it:

So pop on over to The Crafty Pad and join in with the challenge to be in with the chance to win a fabby prize.  And don't forget if you use a Crafty Pad Stamp Designs image you will be in a for a double chance to win..:) :)

Roshell & chickie image used, promarkers, Bazzill card stock,  American Crafts PP