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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Barbara: Snowflakes

This is the 99th challenge at  The Crafty Pad  this week...and the challenge  is  Snowflakes....

The weather outside is ...not quite frightful but it is snowing. Right in time for the holiday season. This image is from Debbie at The Crafty Pad  I just love it. Snowmen are so much fun to make and decorate with. I am trying to shade creatively and not sure if this turned out quite like I imagined it. I do love the sponging on the edges and the layering. This sparkly  DP was just perfect for this image. I had to add just a little bling on the outside of the card. Since this is a 5"x7" card, I felt that I needed to decorate the inside of this card also. I added some designer paper, a sentiment, and a few vellum snowflakes.

Image: The Crafty Pad
DP: A stack Pad from JoAnn's
Punch: EK
Embossing: on navy blue paper under image. using The Score Pad
Liquid Applique was used under the snowmen.

Our sponsor this week is Crafty Sentiments:

The prize will be  this set of 5 Christmas digi  design papers:

I am glad that you stopped to visit our blog. I hope you enjoyed this card and will consider submitting a SNOWFLAKE card for our challenge. Please feel free to comment and/or follow this blog.

Next week will be our 100th challenge. Wait until you see what we have planned for this special event!!!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
incy wincy designs: Blue and White
digital tuesday challenge: let it snow + digi
crafts and me challenges: Dreaming of a White Christmas
crafty creations challenges: Christmas is coming
fab n funky challenges: Going with the Flow (Anything Goes)
the pixie cottage: Let it Snow
fussy and fancy challenge: Christmas with no red or green
paper cutz challenge Anything Goes


Monday, November 22, 2010

Barbara: The Creative Cowgirls Challenge Blog

I hope that you will take a moment to visit our new Challenge Blog: The Creative Cowgirl's Challenge Blog.
You will be amazed at the new digital stamps and the talented posse member's cards and projects. This challenge blog will offer a new challenge every other week. That means that you will have two weeks to create your design!! The next challenge will be on December 5th. I will let you in on a secret....there is something special planned for the near future....keep checking :)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Barbara: New Challenge Blog

If you are wondering where the Cowgirl Up Sunday Challenge is, I am sorry to tell you that it has been canceled due to personal reasons. However; Never Fear the Cowgirls are still here!!! Our new challenge blog is called THE CREATIVE COWGIRLS and you will notice that many of the original posse members have joined this design team. With that said:

THE CREATIVE COWGIRLS have their first challenge ready for you to join in. It is an easy one: Anything Goes.

My card features the images from Bombshell Stamps. I chose to use the cowboy and cactus images. I love the western feel of this card. The Designer Paper was just perfect for this project.

Image: Bombshell Stamps
DP: Sandy Lion Paper
Embossing: Cuttlebug folder
Coloring: Copic Markers
Gold trim: Kryon gold leafing pen

The sponsor for this challenge is BOMSHELL STAMPS.
The winner of this first challenge will receive this "All My Heart" Stamp Set.
The top three winners will receive  an image from Delicious Doodles.
We are anxious for you to join our NEW Challenge Blog. Click HERE to check us out! 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
critter challenge blog: texture
lots to do challenges. favorite technique (dry embossing)
crafty creations challenges: beautiful insides

Barbara: Rodney and Robin - Merry Christmas

Today I am featuring Rodney Reindeer and his friend Robin. Aren't they adorable? The challenge at The Crafty Pad this week is to use the colors red and green. I chose to use a Stair Step card. This really is an easy card to make and will fit in a standard size envelope. The directions for this card is HERE

Image and sentiment: The Crafty Pad
DP:  The Glitter Stack-JoAnn Fabric's
Punch: Martha Stewart
Ribbon: Michael's
Swirly Stickers: Jolee's stickers

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful  JOANNA SHEEN
The prize is £10.00 voucher to spend in Joanna's fabby shop -it has everything us crafters could ever want. (Great service too. :)
It is not a requirement that you use a Crafty Pad image -
anyone who does their name will go into a seperate draw and the winner
will receive a free digi image (Must be 5 or more entries)

I hope that after viewing my card, you will feel challenged to make a stair step card too. You will love the way it turns out :)
Thanks for visiting our blog. Please feel free to leave a message and/or follow this blog.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
simon says stamps challenge: sparkle ( the spirals on this card)
daring card makers.: Show my style YEAH!!
digi doodle shops: Anything Goes
paper romance challenges: My favorite things: stair step cards!
belli challenge:  Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue
                         DP                   Digi stamp         craft punch               bluebird

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Barbara: Let's See Some Christmas Sparkle

The 14th November,Challenge at The Crafty Pad  is -" Lets See Some Christmas Sparkle."

Our challenge this week is to add lots of glitter.Isn't this just the cutest image?  I hope that the pictures reflect the glitter on my design. This is the first time I tried a Tri Shutter Card. I always thought that this card would be very difficutl but it really isn't. HERE is a link if you would like to make one.

Image: The Crafty Pad "Holly & Harvey with Mistletoe"
Cardstock and DP: Jo Ann Fabric's
Bling: Distress Stickles, Crystal Snow, Doodlebug sugar coating
Coloring: Copic Markers
Distressing: CTMH ink: New England Ivy
Sentiment: Computer Generated.

Our sponsor, this week, is Lou, Creative Craft World

The prize will be an MME I believe gift pack 9 including 12x12 paper pack, bazzill match pack, ribbons and brads.

I hope you enjoy my card design. Please feel free to leave a comment and/or follow this blog.

 I am entering this card into the following challenges:
2 sisters challenge blog: Christmas
crazy 4 challenges:   Christmas
ellephantastic challenges:  Christmas
digi stamps 4 joy:  Christmas inspired
scrapbook sisters:  Christmas colors
stamp and create blog:  Tis the season
top tip tuesday: use image
I did it creations challenge blog: traditional Christmas
one stitch at a time challenge: favorite colors..Christmas colors, of course!!
christmas card challenges: shaped cards (Tri Shutter Card)
the paper players: color challenge: cherry cobbler, artichoke, a neutral color
cards for men:include animals on the card
delightful sketches: Glitter it up!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Barbara: Blog Candy

If you like stamps and blog candy, you will love this:

All you have to do is visit Angel Woods Crafts Blog HERE, become a follower, and leave a comment. How cool is that? Hurry, offer ends on November 30th. You could even tell Angel that I sent you :)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Barbara: Holly with Bauble

I am so proud to be on the design team for The Crafty Pad This is my first post for this blog.
This week's challenge is to use a circle and two ribbons.
 Isn't this image adorable? It is called Holly with Bauble. I knew I wanted to make a tent window card even though I have only made one before. The directions that I used can be found  HERE. I love Paper piecing and used this technique on the bauble as well as Holly's scarf and hat. I took several pictures so that you can see a side view and a close-up of Holly. It really is a simple card to make and looks so elegant!

Dp and Cardstock: Michael's
Coloring: Copic Markers
Bling: Gelly Roll pens, Viva pen
Ribbon: ACMoore
Our Sponsor for this week  is Crafty Ribbons and Letraset. The winner will receive these gorgeous Funky Christmas Ribbons.

with 1 pack of 5 Winter themed Promarkers

I hope that you enjoyed seeing my project and perhaps you will try to make one yourself :)  Please feel free to follow this blog and/or leave a comment. I love to hear from visitors.

I am entering this project into the following challenges:
paper play challenges: circles
a spoonfull of sugar challenge: relish to embellish
crazy 4 challenges: a square card
incy wincy designs: anything goes
fairytale-challenge blog: 1st challenge: everything goes
the stampman challenges.: anything goes-Christmas
crafty ann's challenge blog.: Christmas with non-traditional colors
top tip tuesday: Christmas Inspired
the secret crafter saturday challenge: red and gold
for fun challenges: Use something metal (ornament holder)
robynsfetish challenge blog Holiday color mix up challenge ( I used Valentine's Day colors- red and pink)