Thursday, 29 April 2010

Challenge card for C.R.A.F.T

This weeks challenge over at C.R.A.F.T they would like you to make a shaped card that is not round, rectangle or square.  Great challenge eh?  Pop over and check it out.

I (The Crafty Pad) am very proud to be sponsoring them this week. :)  They very kindly invited me to make a GDT card. :)

Here is my take on their challenge :-

I have of course used a Crafty Pad Stamp Designs stamp -
Anna by the Gate stamp.
Coloured with Promarkers, BG papers,
MS border punch, flowers from stash.

Please do pop over to the challenge and join in if you can. :)

Thanks for looking. :)

Sunday, 25 April 2010

What can you re-use? and challenges

The challenge this week over at The Crafty Pad is to
Recycle someting before it goes into the bin...
it can be anything you like. :)

Here is my take on the challenge

I have used Anna by the gate clear stamp and coloured with promakers.
The flower and swirl back ground have been made using an old beer can -
coloured with alcholic inks, embossed with Swirl CB folder.  It makes a
great background and sharpens your paper trimmer too..:)
The Happy Birthday Sentiment is from the Anna Range of clear stamps also..
it has been stamped onto a piece of plastic milk container.
Ribbon is from a an old T.shirt and button inside flower hs been rescued
from an old sweater.

I really enjoyed making this card and I do love to reuse items if I can.

Pop over to The Crafty Pad and join in with the challenge and be in with a
chance to win our new sponsor's prize.

This week we have another fabulous sponsor - Crafty Sentiments
do pop over and see their beautiful stamps.
They also have a weekly challenge blog - HERE

I am also entering my card into the following challenges.. Flowers have a list of themes to chooose from April flowers or April Showers, I have used flowers
Going green - use something green or recycle - I have done both blossoms Birthday Theme

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Joanna Sheen sponsoring the Crafty Pad

Well fabulous news that the very lovely Joanna Sheen is sponsoring us this week at The Crafty Pad. :)
Joanna has very kindly offered a £10.00 voucher to spend in her fabby shop.  She sells all the crafty stuff you could want and free P&P. :) :) Pop over and check out her shop HERE

The challenge this week over at The Crafty Pad is -
Lets see some Stitching - real or faux. :)

It is not a requirement that you use a Crafty Pad image to join in with the challenge -
If you do your name goes into the draw twice - doubling your chance to win. :)

Here is my take on the challenge -

I have used Anna - Birthday clear stamp -
available from the Crafty Pad Stamp Designs in digi or clear stamp format.
Or you can get her at Card Making Downloads in digi format - HERE
Kay & Co Papers, Promarkers to colour,
Stitching done with my trusty sewing machine,
Martha Steward border punch, Stickles,
Flowers from Stash.

Thanks for looking - really do appreciate it. :)
Why not pop over and join in with The Crafty pad challenge
to be in with a chance to win a Joanna Sheen Voucher. :)

I am also entering this card into the following challenges... in stitches layered


Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Few makes to show and Free Verse....

I have a few makes to show - yayyyy. :)     I have had major probs with my pc and had to re-write my hard drive etc (with the help of a dear friend's hubby).  Hence why my DT work has not been posted for The Crafty Pad.  But the pc is up and running sweet again - huge sigh of

First to show you is an altered canvas I have made for this weeks current challenge over at The Crafty Pad.  The challenge is - 'Colours of the Rainbow'.  It is sponsored this week by the lovely Lou who owns
Creative Craft World - please do pop over to her crafty site and see all the great stuff she is selling in her shop. :)
Lou has very generously given 7 Promarkers as this weeks challenge prize - we all love our Promarkers, so why not pop over to The Crafty Pad and check out the challenge. :)

Here is my altered canvas:

I have used one of my newly released stamps -
Anna Rainbow - HERE.  Promarkers to colour.
American Craft DP to cover canvas.  Nesties,
embellis from stash.
The Verse is FREE to anyone who would like it -
it is available from The Crafty Pad


Here is my DT card from last week's challenge (thought I would show you it -
even though the challenge has finished.)

I have used my newly released Anna by the Gate stamp,
Promarkers to colour, DP Kay&Co, Lace, charm
and other embellis from stash. ;)


I have also decorated a candle and made a card for someone who is getting married.
There are a few pics to show you so that you can see all around the candle.

Well you must be bored by for sucha long post,
should have warned you to get yourself a cuppa before reading this...:)

Thanks for looking and your kind comments - I really do appreciate your time. :)