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Sunday, December 05, 2010


Well, it all kicks off at THE CRAFTY PAD this week so we hope you'll all join in and have fun. There are lots of prizes on offer and a sale on in the shop too. The sale will run for ONE WEEK to coincide with the challenge so you have until Sat 11th Dec 8pm GMT. Click on the banner in my side bar to take you there.

It is our 100th challenge so we are having a bit of a 'do' to celebrate, so grab yourself a coffee, sit down and read on. :o) You'll have to get to the end to find out what prizes are on offer and of course, the rules you must follow. *teehee*

There is also a Promarker colouring tutorial on the main blog this week. So if you feel you need a little help with your colouring, pop over and have a read.

The challenge this week is ANYTHING GOES!!!! How brilliant is that? So, if you're all Christmas carded out, you can just do what you please. Yay! I say, lol. Before I show you what I made, there's lots more to tell you.

What's next? Oh, yeah. EVERY member of our Design Team has a mini competition on their blogs. They are all 'guess the amount' so please do visit the DT members blogs and have a go at all of them. Here's your first one:


You can give me your answer in a comment and the winner will be announced next Saturday. If nobody guesses the correct amount then the nearest guess will win the prize and if more than one of you get the same answer then we will use random.org to choose the winner.

Next up...what you MUST do to join in.

1. Follow CP blog and enter the current challenge.
2. Guess how many gems are in my pic.
3. Display the celebration badge on your blog.
4. Only one entry per person

Closes Sat 11th Dec 8pm GMT

OK so far? Right. The winners of the mini comps on the DT's blogs will each win a digital image of their choice from The Crafty Pad and as you will also be entering the main challenge, you will be eligible to win the main prize. To win that, you must:


Post your answer to this one in the comment box of the Crafty Pad Challenge Blog.


There will be one winner who will get:
1 pk5 Promarkers sponsored by LETRASET and 6 polymer stamps from The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs - (Holly Mouse with Bauble, Milo Mouse - Congratulations, Platform Shoe, Molly Cat with Birdhouse, Anna over the Rainbow and Snoozin' Albert).
There will also be a £10.00 voucher from JOANNA SHEEN.
Not bad, eh?

There will be one runner up (for nearest guess) who will receive:

3 Crafty Pad Stamp Designs polymer stamps (Christmas Ted Baubles with Text stamp, Ladies Fancy Boots and Ladies Bonnet.

A 30% discount on all polymer stamp orders and 10% on all digi images for the week the challenge is running.

All orders for that week ARE TO BE EMAILED to Debbie through the shop (details on shop front) and she will confirm your balance to you to pay through paypal.

Right, I think that's it, so please join in, visit the other blogs and have fun.

For my challenge this week, I made a little box from one sheet of 12 x 12 card and used the image Ted pulling Snowman from the Crafty Pad. I coloured him using my Distress Ink Pads. I inked the top of the letters and the snowflakes using Broken China distress ink and then glittered them. The paper I found in my stash and I used my Craft Robo again to cut the text and the snowflakes. The border along the front edge was made using an EK Success punch 'Swirl'.

I shall enter my box into the following challenges:
BUGABOO - Anything Goes.
BEE CRAFTY - Winter but not Christmas specific. (not sure if this qualifies or not?)

MAMI DOODLES - Gift Item (does a gift box count?).
SEW MANY CARDS - Snowflakes.
THE STAMPMAN - Christmas and 3 colours. (blue, orange, brown..assuming b/w don't count, lol).
WAGS 'N WHISKERS - Snowflakes.
STAMPAVIE - Snow/Snowflakes.
STAMP SOMETHING - Christmas Combo stuff.
2 SISTERS - Sparkly Christmas

BUNNY ZOE'S - Christmas but not a card.


Debbie said...

Hi lorriane ooh just love this box you have made - Just Ted looks great on it. :) Wonder what you are putting inside - it would make a fabby gift. :)

xxDebbie The Crafty Pad

rozzy said...

I just love that box Lorraine. I have a couple of similar stele boxes that need 'altering'. you have given me the much need inspiration.
I think you have 23 gems. i have left the ribbons answer on the CP
hugs rozzy xx

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Fabulous Christmas project

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Suz Brill said...

Hi Lorriane - I've given you an award - you can view it here - http://ardacards.blogspot.com/

Dana said...

What a great box!! That image is a adorable and your coloring and accents are just perfect!!
Thanks for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best : )

Anonymous said...

Oh Lorraine, how Cute!!
Thank You for joining us at Mami Doodles

Fiona said...

what a fab gift box...fab papers too. i think there is 26 gems.


Karen said...

Hi Lorraine
This is gorgeous, love the snowflakes too, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

Anonymous said...

Wow fabulous box with great colours!
I think there is 32 gems.
Hugs xx

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful box! I guess 21 flowers.


Teri said...

Gorgeous gift box hun, love those big snowflakes!
Thank you for playing along in the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week, and good luck!
Teri xx

Lori said...

What a great box Lorraine! Oh my gosh, soooo useful. Great image, coloring and design too. All around, just a fabulous project! Thanks for entering the Bugaboo Catch the Bug Challenge. I hope you'll join us again next time.

sgc said...

Lorraine--beautiful box! You certainly paid attention to all of the little details:) Thanks for playing along in the Bugaboo Challenge.

Brenda Dean said...

Beautiful creation!

I see that you are a fan of challenges too! Check out my CAS challenge.

darling Ho said...

What a lovely card!
I guess 25 flower gems

Pinkllilac said...

What gorgeous creation and in such beautiful colours, fantastic snowflakes.
Thank you for joining us over at SMC
Hugs Linda

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is an adorable project! Thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles! Hope to see you again next week!!

Tammy Miller said...

This is so sweet, and you colored it beautifully. Thanks for joining us this week at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog for our December Anything Goes Challenge!!! We Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Thanks Again, Tammy

Scrappy Scatty said...

How lovely!
I think 25 gems

skylife said...

What a lovely box. And it can be used for wrapping a nice present.
Thanks for sharing with us at DDSB

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Lorraine, what a gorgeous box you've made. I'm useless at guessing things but I'll say 23. Thanks for the Blog Hop - what an achievement of 100 challenges - off for some more visits. Best wishes, Kym xxx

Stephanie said...

Lorraine, this is adorable, thanks for playing along with us at Catch The Bug Challenge Blog.

ribenaruby said...

Gorgeous box, stunning! My guess is 25 flowers. Ruby x

aqualeiga said...

I am loving that box Lorraine....looks like I've got a fight on my hands for it though, as everyone else seems to love it too!!!

My guess is.....36 flower gems.

Hugs, Ali x

Shelley said...

This box is gorgeous, I love the image and colours. I think there are 26 flower gems. I'm enjoying the crafty pad fun.
Hugs Shelley xx

Rosalee said...

Love the box Lorraine. You did a great job. My guess is 30 cause that's how old my husband is
Thanks for the great chance
Hugs Rosalee

Made by Mandy said...

I am guessing there are 30 flowers.

Love the box you have made and such a great image

Spyder said...

Fabulous make...and I think there's 23 gems

Alex said...

This is simply lovely, what a lovely idea - thank you for joining us this week at Stamp Something :) x

Paddington fan said...

Hi Lorraine, your gift box is just gorgeous!! Congratulations to you all at Crafty Pad on your 100th challenge, I'm looking forward to many more!! Love Jacky x
P.S I'm going to guess 22 gems

Diane Davies said...

Beautiful project.

My guess is 29 gems.

Lia said...

I think there are 25 gems
hugs Lia

WeirdCat said...

Lou, this is totally gorgeous and I want one! Colouring perfect as always, thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week
Ruth x

Mary said...

Gorgeous box! My guess is 27.

Sandra P said...

Omg your creations is BEA-U_TI-FUL!

My DD guesses 32!

Sandra P

Mami Doodles said...

So clever of you to make a whole box out of one sheet! Beautiful. Thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

Mina said...

your box is fabulous Lorraine...thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
Mina xxx

sharon said...

Wow, what a lovely box. My guess is that you have 26 gems. Sharon x

Lisa said...

wow wonderful job ,my guess is 29

sandra's crafty corner said...

hi hun ill guess at 31 gems xxxx

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