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Tuesday, 1 May 2012

A New Monthly Showcase at THE CRAFTY PAD

Welcome to my little corner of blogland, the 1st of May, and a brand new monthly showcase at THE CRAFTY PAD. Don't forget to pop back later in the week and check out to see who has won 5 Crafty Pad images in our April showcase.
All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning, is to use a Crafty Pad image on your creation, whether it be a card, scrap page, ATC, altered item, (or something else!) and enter our May Showcase, which you can find on the top righthand side of the blog, or click on the link at the top of the blog.

I have made a shaker card using Roshell Duck With Brolly.

Roshell is coloured with Promarkers and has some touches of Stickles added to the brolly and the puddle.

The shaker box was made using seed beads, gingham DPs and the frame is an old cereal box covered in DP! I edged round the outside using Stickles too. My sentiment is also from The Crafty Pad and says 'It's Good To Waddle With Friends!'  I added a small piece of ribbon, a gem, and 4 Dovecraft spotty brads which were one of the first items I ever bought when I first started making cards (about 6 years ago!!)

To whet your appetite, we have TWO sponsors for this month's showcase! The Crafty Pad itself, and also CRAFTY INDIVIDUALS...
...with this superb prize pack:


The Prize Pack consists of:-
6x6 book of DP Springtime
Red Rubber Stamps - Around the World and London themed - getting all ready for the Olympics
1 A4 sheet of glossy toppers - tea-themed
So what are you waiting for...? Get that stash out, and get creating...we really hope you will play along. :)

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:


Diane said...

Super cute Ali and a great idea !!

hugs Diane xx

cotnob said...

This is so cute, I just love the gingham and soft pastel colours.

Nicola said...

Fab card Ali, love how the beads look so much like rain in the last photo, image is so sweet and you've even got a bit of recycling in there too, great idea to use the cereal box to house those beads!
Thanks for entering my Shaker card Challenge over at Allsorts this week and good luck!
Hugs Nicola xxx

Catherine said...

Your card is delightful Ali ! What a cute image and I love the papers you have chosne ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Desire Fourie said...

Ali I am loving your beautiful card. Thank you for letting me know about my entry for Challenge 168 over at The Crafty Pad which was linked in the wrong place. I have changed it accordingly and hope it is correct now.

Donna said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for playing along with us at Drunken Stampers!!

Sandra said...

Hi Ali!
Beautiful shaker card! So cute image!
Thanks for joining us at Scrapper´s Delights Challenge! hugs Sandra

Archana said...

Awee, how cute. Love it. Thanks for joining us at sentimental sundays challenge this week.
Hugs, Archana

Suzanne Bier said...

Cute shaker card! Thanks for joining our latest challenge at Drunken Stampers! :)

brenda said...

What a great shaker card Ali and hot appropriate the little duck is for the weather we are having in the UK.

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.

B x

Dawn said...

So pretty! I love the way you did your rain Ali!
Good Luck in your challenges! Hugs
Dawn xx

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Fab card I love how the shaker elements look like rain great effect!

Thanks for playing at Allsorts this week!

Emma xxx

Debra Miller said...

Fun card - I love shakers. Thanks for joining us over at Little Miss Muffet. Hugs Deb

TannyP said...

Such a sweet card and a perfect use of this shaker technique. It definitely looks like rain =) Thanks for playing along with The Sisterhood of Crafters for our Shaker challenge!

Purple Card Lady said...

Adorable! Thanks for joining us for the Scrapper's Delights challenge.

Anonymous said...

What a cool shaker card!! Love the springy-ness of your card! Thanks for playing with us over at Drunken Stampers!


nat x x said...

great card. i love shaker card i think they are my favourite type of cards for kids. thanks for joining us over at drunken stameprs i can see clearly challenge


nat x x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What a clever idea! Thanks for added inspiration on shaker creations! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘SHAKE IT UP’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'

Joey said...

Ali this is fantastic! I love the idea of this with the shaker aspect and love the cute duck! Joey x