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Sunday, January 30, 2011


It's time for challenge #106 over at THE CRAFTY PAD and this weeks theme is 'Something for the Boys'. I find most crafters seem to have trouble with men/boy cards, including me lol, but I'm sure you'll all come up with some great designs.
Our sponsor this week is CRAFTY SENTIMENTS and she is offering this lovely uncoloured image as a prize.

Before I show you my card, I've just a bit of news to share. We'd like to welcome ALI and LEESA to our design team. We're really looking forward to working with them, so why not go visit their blogs and see what fabulous inspiration they can offer you. They will be making their first cards for us next week. Also, as of next week, I will be taking over the running of The Crafty Pad challenge blog. Debbie will still be sending out your prizes and Maxine will be setting the challenges, but I'll be doing the posts and announcing the winners etc, so I hope to still see you all there (and so does Debbie, or she'll sack me, lol).

So, here's my card for this week. The image is 'Birthday Meeces' available HERE at The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs and my paper is Basic Grey 'Oliver' and that's pretty much it, lol.

Also entering into:
DELICIOUS DOODLES - Spots or stripes.
FUZZY WUZZY - Anything goes (with animal).
AI FACTORY - For the boys.
DO YOU STACK UP #4 - Patterned paper.

Sunday, January 23, 2011


You can never have enough shoes, so why not pop over to The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs and buy yourself a couple of pairs, lol. While you're there, take a look at all the new releases and sentiments too. Oh, and don't forget the DT call is still out.

Challenge #105 over at THE CRAFTY PAD this week, is 'Something Girly' and all the DT used Debbie's shoe images. Our sponsor this week with a £10 spend in her store is the lovely JOANNA SHEEN.

For my card, I chose to use the beaded shoe and stuck little pearls all over the design. The centre of the shoe is done with liquid pearls and it was coloured with Promarkers. The papers were some old ones in my stash along with the lace and the punch is Martha Stewart. The sentiment ticket is one of the lovely ones available from the Crafty Pad Stamp Designs. The embossing folder is from Crafts Too.

Joining in with:
FAIRY FUN - Happy Birthday.
PHINDY'S PLACE - Lace and pearls.
SIMPLY CREATE - Use your punches.
AI FACTORY - Anything goes.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


It's Wednesday again and challenge #49 at I ♥ PROMARKERS this week is K.I.S.S. Keep It Sweet and Simple. So you can do anything you like but not too busy. Nice one, eh? :o) Our great sponsor this week is SENTIMENTS 4 YOU. They are offering a $10 spend and there's loads of lovely digital sentiments to download. The DT have used one of the ticket sentiments this week.

My card ended up not being quite so simple, lol. I stamped my peacock, did my embossing and put it all together and was quite pleased with it.

OK. What's wrong with it then? I didn't realise until the lovely Tine asked me had I used Promarkers to do it? Ha, ha, nope. Doh!! Of course, this being a Promarker challenge, I had to use them. I was going to make a new card but then decided to get my Marine, Turquoise and Bright Green out and colour it a bit.

I used my Crafts Too 'Flowers and Daisies' embossing folder again and the peacock is from the Kanban 'Peacock' set. There are some fabulous stamps in this set including the most gorgeous bird cage.

Entering into these challenges:
MY PARTNER IN CRAFTING CRIME - Something new. (stamp)
SPOONFUL OF SUGAR - Blue and Green.
COLOUR CHEF - Black, white, green and ocean (blue).
DIE CUT DREAMS - Stamp AND digi.
ALY'S SUNDAY SKETCH - Things with wings.
CREATIVE COWGIRL - Turquoise and black/brown.
ONE STITCH AT A TIME - New (stamp)

Monday, January 17, 2011


Apologies for being a day late with my post this week.
It's challenge time again at THE CRAFTY PAD and this weeks challenge #104 is 'Something New'. It can be new baby, new job, new home or even using some new stash, the choice is yours.

Our sponsor this week is JASMINES CARDS and she is offering a fabulous CD chock full of images of gorgeous flowers.

Don't forget we still have a DT call out on the blog too, so pop over, see what's required and have a go. We'd love to work with you.

For my card, I used two images from the new baby range available at THE CRAFTY PAD STAMP DESIGNS. The baby was coloured with Promarkers and the dummy image was printed, traced, transferred to shrink plastic and, well...shrunk, lol.

Friday, January 14, 2011


Just a quick reminder that THE CRAFTY PAD still has a Design Team Call out, so why not have a go. We're a friendly bunch to work with. Also, Debbie has a pile of new ticket style digi sentiment stamps for sale over at THE CRAFTY PAD STAMP DESIGNS. There's some fabulous ones and all priced at only 50p.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Challenge #48 over at I ♥ PROMARKERS this week is to use punches. You may use your diecuts too but you MUST include some punch work. We will be scrutinizing the entries this week as we have such a fabulous prize, so please make sure you use your punches.

CRAFTY INDIVIDUALS are our sponsors this week and they are one of my personal favourite web sites. It's their first time with us and we welcome them. They have a fantastic range of stamps and stuff and excellent prices too.

This is the prize for this week - 3 stamp plates and a paper pad.

For my card, I used an image by Elizabeth Dulemba and my paper is from a Prima paper pad 'Fairy Flora'. I used Martha Stewarts deep lattice and eyelet lace punches and the flower and leaves were also punched, although you can't see the leaves behind the flower very well. The image frame is a Nestabilities Label 16. The flower isn't as vibrant in real life, lol. It looks almost fluorescent here!!!!

Entering into the following challenges:
TOP TIP TUESDAY - Anthing goes.
CRAFT YOUR DAYS AWAY - Anything goes.
DIGI'S BY PHOOKA - Anything goes.
FAB 'N FUNKY - Warm and toasty colours.
MY PARTNER IN CRAFTING CRIME - Something new (my nestie Label 16 and image).
MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES - Out with old in with the new (old paper new nestie and image)

Monday, January 10, 2011


As you know Tina and Sally have stepped down from our DT - good luck ladies with your new ventures and thank you both for all your hard work. :)

That of course means I am now looking for 1 new DT member to work with The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs DIGI images.
If you think you would like to be part of our very friendly team and can make at least 1 crafty project a week with my images please read the requirements below :-

1. Have an active blog
2. Can work with my digi images
3. Create a crafty project weekly (card, altered item etc)
4. Please email me at craftypad-deb@hotmail.co.uk
5. Provide a link to your blog and also 2 links to your favourite projects
6. Tell me a little bit about yourself

CLOSING DATE IS - 29th Januarly 2011

I will acknowledge all emails. :)

Look forward to hearing from you. :)


Sunday, January 09, 2011


We're back!!! Our first challenge of the year over at THE CRAFTY PAD is a really easy one for you - Happy Birthday. We are sponsored this week by CRAFTY RIBBONS and the prize is these lovely ribbons.

For my card I used a grey pearlescent card and yellow. I haven't quite got all my mojo back yet so went for something relatively simple. The image 'Birthday Meeces' is available from THE CRAFTY PAD STAMP DESIGNS. The image was coloured with Promarkers and I embossed the back using a Crafts Too embossing folder and a Cuttlebug greeting border. Flowers, ribbon and brads from Papermania Sunshine collection. The frame is Nestabilities Label 7.

Off to check out the challenges now.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011


Well, here we are. 2011. I wish each and every one of you a wonderful year and hope that those of you that had a lousy 2010 will find life much easier.

So..I ♥ PROMARKERS is starting off the new year with challenge #47 - Recycling. We want to see something recycled on your project and you must tell us what it is and what it was from. Not too difficult, eh?
We are sponsored this week by the lovely JOANNA SHEEN again with a £10 voucher to spend in her online store where she has shed loads of goodies to choose from (including Promarkers) and free postage worldwide too. :o)

For my card I used a Sarah Kay image but can't remember what it's called. Sorry. My embossed background was done with a Crafts Too embossing folder 'Daisy and Swirl' and the frame is a Spellbinders Frameabilities 'Classic Frame'. The lovely circular sentiment is a digital one from Pollycrafts and my paper, ribbon and bow were recycled from a box of Lily O'Brien's choccies.

Entering into the following challenges:
FAB 'N FUNKY - Anything goes.
LADYBUG CRAFTS - Anything goes.
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY - Anything goes.
MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES - Birthday and circles.
OPUS GLUEI - New. (my frameability, embossing folder and pearl flowers) hope it qualifies, lol.
ONE STITCH AT A TIME - Anything goes.
WHOOPSIE DAISY - Free and easy.
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