Friday, 29 June 2012

Fruity !!

Not what you lot think !!

I'm doing an online class at "My Creative Classroom" which was free to me called "Everything Embossed" by Deena Zeigler.

Our first project was a sweet strawberry card by Deena Zeigler and you can find her blog HERE

Here is my card:
The body of the  strawberry is embossed as well as the leaves. Just added a few flowers and  my curly bits are made from two food bag twist's covered with card and then curled round a pencil !! Excuse the pun, but it really is a sweet card !!

Checked with Deena and its Ok for me to enter a few challenges with my card so,

Would like to enter:
Whimsy Inspiration: anything but square
LEJ Designs: summers here
Crafting When We Can: summer fun

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Cute card !!

This months challenge over at Woodware is a this sketch.

So I have made this very simple  (which isin't easy for me !!)  cute card using the Woodware set of stamps called "Jungle Pals" by Francoise Read.


Sunday, 24 June 2012

More Than One Fold

First a BIG WELCOME to my new followers and thanks for joining me !!  Just so glad I'm not talking to myself !!

Anyway this week at The Crafty Pad its my turn to choose a theme you for !!  So challenge #176 is "More Than One Fold"   It could be a tri shutter card,  easel card,  gatefold, anything that has more than one fold in it !!

Sorry there now is a photo overload for my card ..........


I'ved used "Harry and Hilly on Toadstool" and "Twins Circle Sentiment".

Our fab sponser this week is Joanna Sheen with a fab £10 to spend online !!


My teamies from Team A have some fabulous samples to show you so please check them out at The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog !!


Would like to enter:
2 Sisters: anything goes
Di's Digis Designs: spotty & dotty
Crafty Catz: pastel colours
Crafts and Me: anything goes
Crafty Creations: baby
Nutcrafters; spots and/or stripes
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge: double trouble
Pan Pastel UK Challenge: anything goes

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

A different Wedding Card !!

I'm sure there won't be another card like this at the wedding I'm going too this Friday !!

I love guinea pigs and love to be different if I can,  so hay ho this is what the happy couple are getting !!

Decoupage was my first love when I started card making and I still love it,  but tend to use it with a stamped image. But when I saw this set from Joanna Sheen called "Out Of The Hutch" I knew I had to have them !!  There are six layers to this cute wedding scene so it is raised quiet high !! Just added my usual rolled flowers and a few die cut leaves......

Would like to enter:
Craft Room Challenge: furry four legged family
My Time To Craft: weddings

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Dude Time Doodles

Not sure what you'll think of this one..........


Things sure are going down the pan and sorry if you feel a bit flushed,  but I'll  have a go at anything !!

The challenge over at Dude Time Doodles is this free image "Johnny On The Spot" . Now what would you do with it then !!  Check out all the fab idea's their team came up with !!

I`ve distressed all my paper edges and paper piece the loo and then coloured some in with a gold pen.  Then made the bunting to go along the top.

PS What on earth do men do for soooooooo long in the loo ??????

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Teddy Bo & Co

I bought Simply Cards and Papercraft mag issue 98 because I love Teddy Bo & Co stamps !!  With this issue you get a fab set of stamps and co-ordinating papers. So here is the card I have made just using the stamps and free papers plus a bit of glitter card, bit of blue thread + button.


Two favourites of mine at mo are paper pleating,  because of the texture it gives your cards and doodling !!   I think this is a nice card for any man in your life..........

Would like to enter:
Creative Inspirations Paint: fathers day
Dream Valley Challenges: for that special guy
Delicious Doodles Challenge: for the fellas

Who loves FOOD !!

Now who said YES !!

Thats good because this weeks challenge #174 at The Crafty Pad is "FOOD".

Now it could be a food image or backing paper with food on, but food must appear somewhere on your creations !!   Just check out all The Crafty Pad Design images because there sure are alot that relate to food !!

Our fab sponsor this week is Creative Craft World with £5.00 to spend online !!


Pop over to The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog because the DT's from Team B have some wonderful inpairations for you to get you fired up and started !!


But most of all..........have fun !!

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Let's Hear It For The Boys !!

Challenge #174 at The Crafty Pad is...Let's Hear It For The Boys !!

 Now I know men can be hard to create for,  but we all have to come up with something so now is a good time to enter our challenge seeing Fathers Day is just around the corner or get ahead for a male Birthday becuase we have two fab sponsor prizes this week !!

First is from : Letraset
With a fab set of Pastel Tones promarkers !!
Second is from: Crafty Emma's Store with £10 to spend online !!
It's Design Team  A's turn this week so that includes me !!

I went a bit mad again this week and made a squeezy card from scratch !!  I start with an idea and it sort of grows...........
 Forgive me not going into great detail over this card,  but we will be here forever !!  I started with three 7" x 7" pieces of white card and cut the same aperture in the middle of two of them. Then cut two strips of white card to make the concertina sides. These sides allow you to flaten your card for posting.
The digi images I have used are :  "Albert Diggin"- "Sammy Scarecrow"- "Molly with Birdhouse" and "Bestest Dad Ticket"   All have been coloured with promarkers and then cut out.

I then cut out and coloured umpteen trees using a marianne die,  a few fence panels and ivy trails also using a marianne dies.  I did cloud effects on all three of the 7" x 7" pieces of white card using a blue distress ink and then just really played in making up the scene !!

Now if you enter our challenge using a Crafty Pad Design digi you will be getting a  FREE TREAT  ??????

Check it out on The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog and all the fab creations from the rest of Design Team A and our two GDT members !!

Would like to enter:
Di's Digis Designs : male inspied creations
One Stop Craft: fathers day
Secret Crafters: happy fathers day
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days: fathers day or musculine
Poodles Parlour: fathers day / male
Crafting For All Seasons; many layers
C.R.A.F.T :  male card
Here Comes The Boys: more than one fold

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Silhouettes !!

First of all "Happy Birthday To Me !! so I'm celebrating with the Queen on her special day !!  Sadly got to work today,  but hay ho life must go on !!

Next we have a special day today at The Crafty Pad  with the new release "Silhouettes" and a chance for one lucky person to win the whole set !!


All you have to do to win the whole set of digi silhouettes is leave a comment on The Crafty Pad Blog today and you will be put into the draw. For a second chance of winning just become a follower and leave a secound comment saying you are a follower !! Easy as that !!

All the DT`s have come up with some fab creations for you and you can check them out on The Crafty Pad Blog !!

 Here`s mine using nearly all the silhouettes except the birds and telephone !!


I love the tri-shutter cards as they give you alot of space to decorate !!  The papers are from the "Lincoln Linen" collection from Papermania and I have embossed the swirls in gold over the edges. I printed all the silhouettes onto card and then cut them out, then stuck them on individually.  All the edges of the papers have been distressed with a knife.  The card just has a lovely soft vintage feel !!


Would like to enter\;
Fussy & Fancy: swirls and flourishes
Totally Papercrafts: more than one fold
Joanna Sheens Challenge: remember when ?
PanPastel UK Challenge: something vintage
Crafty Cardmakers: distress it

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Ribbon

Hope all you boys and girls are enjoying your Bank Holiday weekend !!  Weathers not up too much,  but hay ho we're British and that doesn' stop us having fun !!

Anyway perhaps you would like to have a go at our challenge this week at The Crafty Pad !!  Its a nice easy one....."RIBBON"  any how and any way you like as long as its there on your project !!

We have TWO sponsors with TWO fab prizes up for grabs !!

First up is from:  Crafty Sentiments with a prize of 3 digi images of your choice !!

Second is from: Crafty Individuals with this fab prize of 1pk of 6" x 6" Seaside Themed backing papers and 1 A4 glossy sheet of Secret garden themed toppers


Check out The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog for all the fab inspiration from:

and from our guest DT's Kevin and Grandmas Pearl !!

Saturday, 2 June 2012

The winner is ????

Thanks guys for playing along with me and the WINNER is........

ANN B with "Fish in the Jam Jar"


I love this little cute stamp !! My second choice is the bed stamp which a few of you also chose !! Never over look your small stamps,  they can make really cute cards !!
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