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Sunday, 26 August 2012

Time For Twine!

Morning all, I hope you are enjoying a relaxing Sunday morning :)
I am here with details of a new challenge at
#185 - TWINE
Any kinda twine you like, garden twine, divine twine....
Here's my card:
I made an easel card for my nephew's birthday using this adorable image called BRADLEY WITH FOOTBALL. It is one of several Bradley images available at THE CRAFTY PAD DESIGNS online store.
I coloured Bradley up with Promarkers and teamed him up with some digi papers from my stash.
I have used Orange Divine Twine behind the image to represent the goal-net.
My nephew's name is Bradley, and he is a footie fanatic, so the image seemed perfect for him! I added a sentiment panel (raised up on foam pads to act as the stopper,) and some football buttons to decorate.
Finally I inked the edges to finish.
Here is a side-view.
The rest of Team B (with the exception of our dear Leesa, who is amidst moving-house-mayhem!) have some fabby inspiration to get you in the mood for creating your own masterpieces, so pop over to the blog and see.

Nearly forgot to mention our SPONSOR this week!! Thanks heaps to Joanna Sheen for her generous £10 to spend in her online craft shop.

We hope to see lots of entries again this week, and remember, if you use a CRAFTY PAD IMAGE you will get another one of your choice for FREE!!
Thanks for your visit, see you again soon I hope.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Sunday, 19 August 2012

To 'Die' For!

Morning my friends, and welcome to a glorious Sunday morning!

We have a brand new challenge over at THE CRAFTY PAD today, set by our lovely Dawn, and the theme is:

#184 TO DIE FOR!

We want to see you use your dies and punches on your creations this week....easy-peasy methinks! ;)

With prizes from TWO great sponsors this week, you won't want to miss this challenge...pop over to the challenge blog for more details!

Make sure you pop over and take a look at Team A's fab creations, not to mention an essential visit to The Crafty Pad SHOP to check out all the wonderful NEW RELEASES that have been added this week!

Have a great Sunday, see you soon!

Saturday, 18 August 2012

New Releases at THE CRAFTY PAD

Hi bloggers, I'm here with a quickie today to share with you the wonderful
New Releases at

Here are the previews:

First, the CHRISTMAS Themed ones:

Next, the PAPERS.

And some Autumn Themed goodies:

And Finally, some Birthday Sentiment Circles:
FAB aren't they!
I was making a card for my Sister-In-Law and couldn't resist using some of those fabby papers...I chose the Vintage Postcard Pack one of the circle sentiments and teamed it with the Dress-Form-Trio images, also available in the SHOP.
Here it is:

I followed the sketch and theme (Get Krafty) at Willow Sketchie, so will be entering their challenge again this week.

I printed the dress forms and the sentiment circle directly onto the Postcard paper, and the rest is pretty self-explanatory!
This is the first time I've used the 'dew drops' on the flowers, they are from Robin's Nest. I made the posh pins myself to match the colours I've used.

Make sure you pop over to The Crafty Pad Designs Shop and check out these fab new releases.

As well as this week's Willow Sketchie challenge, I will be entering the following challenges with my card:

Thanks for popping in!

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Summer Vacation

Good Morning folks, welcome to Sunday and challenge #183 at The Crafty Pad.

This week our newest recruit, RACHEL has chosen the theme, which is


Here's my card:

Images from TCP - Summer Seaside Bucket & Shell, & Sand Castle, coloured with Promarkers.

 Sentiment from TCP - Imprints.

Side View
Base card: Papermania Kraft.
Papers - Summer Driggs ~ Flipflopsicle Kit.
Images - The Crafty Pad.
Die Cut - Memory Box Elegant Flourish.
Flowers - Dovecraft.
Extras: Black card (for layering,) handmade posh pins, ice-cream button from stash.

Our sponsor this week is CRAFTY INDIVIDUALS
With this very generous prize

 Prize is 1 A4 sheet Glossy Nostalagia Toppers,
1 Set of Red Rubber Stamps
1 6x6 Book of Backing Papers
Pop over to the challenge blog and see what Team B have created: ALL images are available from

We do hope you will join us this week. Don't forget to check back on Thursday to see who our lucky winner and Top 5 picks are from the Show Us Some Metal challenge.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Thanks for looking, see you soon.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Who Doesn't Love a SALE...!?!

Yes folks, I'm here with the August Showcase and exciting news of a SALE over at THE CRAFTY PAD!
Instead of new releases this month, Debbie at THE CRAFTY PAD has decided to let the DT loose in the shop, and to create with whatever we wanted to choose!
Now, believe me, it took quite some doing to pick just ONE image to create with, but instead of choosing one of my faves (there really are so many!!) I decided to choose something I've not used before. I chose CANDY FLOSS STAND and created this card:
I coloured the image with promarkers and chose my digi papers to match the same candy-colours. I matted onto black card which I think really makes it 'pop.' The sentiment ticket was a freebie and I added some square gems (coloured with promarkers to match) and some ric rac to finish.

I also decorated the inside to match.

So onto the details! We are offering you a whopping 30% OFF SALE on our favourite TCP images! That's ALL the images the DT have chosen to create with today, so pop over to The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog to see what we've all used, because those are the images in the sale. :)

The sale is on for ONE WEEK ONLY, so hurry, you really don't want to miss out!!

AND...We also have a new challenge this week and would love to see you all playing along; all you have to do is

Show some METAL!
(Check blog for details.)
Remember, if you use a TCP image in your creation you can email Debbie and you'll receive a FREE TCP image of your choice as well!
We will see you all on Thursday for some winners and a Top 5!
Happy Crafting till then!
xx The Crafty Pad Team xx

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

Thanks for Looking!