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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Barbara: The Crafty Pad Challenge

Our next Challenge at The Crafty Pad is Anything Goes. This challenge will run from December 19th until December 28th. This week all the DT members used the lovely Snow globe Image available HERE at the crafty pad stamp designs blogspot.  I chose to design an ornament using this adorable image.

This really was a simple project. After coloring the digital image, I sprinkled it with glitter to highlight the snow. I used a gold doily behind the image. I then scored the DP on the Score Pad and folded it like a fan. I used two strips of paper 1"x12", joined together after folding, then glued to a circle. I inserted a hanger with a needle in the green DP.

Image: The Crafty Pad
Coloring: Copic markers
Glitter: Martha Stewart
DP & Gold Doily: Michael's

Our sponsor this week is Lou Creative Craft World.
The winner will receive a lovely Gorjuss gift packs:decoupage packs and topper pack

I hope that you will be inspired to make an ornament for a special person. It is an easy peasy last minute gift:). Please feel free to comment and/or follow this blog.

This will be our last challenge until Sunday; January 9, 2011.
I will all of you a very Merry Christmas and may you be blessed with much happiness in the new year.

I am entering this ornament into the following challenges:
dutch dare-card challenges: winter
top tip tuesday: Christmas Inspired
creative inspirationschallenge:Anything Goes Christmas
creative card crew: Anything Goes
fresh brewed designs: Merry Christmas
sugar sweet paper treats: Anything Goes

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Barbara: The Crafty Pad Challenge

First we want to thank all the friends that participated in our
100th challenge blog at TheCraftyPad. I hope it was as much fun for all of you as it was for us. I am sure that the winners will enjoy their prizes. Remember that you are all winners because you now have another special card to give to someone. I know that my friends expect and appreciate the cards that I make and send. Now on to our next challenge...
This week the challenge is embossing: This can be dry or wet embossing. This is my project, an ornament:

Recipe: Image: Robyns Fetish
             DP: I used cs and dp from my stash in the paper piecing
             Embossing: Martha Stewart crystal clear embossing powder
             Snowflake background: The Dollar Tree
Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Robyns Fetish.
Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.

The Prize this week is: Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to offer the winner of this challenge 5 digital stamps or digital paper sets of their choice.
Because it is near Christmas, we have a Special Pack of Promarkers Sponsored by Letraset to giveaway too !!!-- It is a Hobby &Stamp; Craft Set which has 10 Promarkers and 1 Black Fine Liner- this will be sent out in time for Christmas. So someone will have an Crafty Treat. :


It is not a requirement that you use a Crafty Pad image -anyone who does their name will go into a draw and the winner will receive a free digi image (Must be 5 or more entries)

I hope you enjoyed my post and ornament and that you will be encouraged to submit your card or project. Please feel free to post a comment and/or follow this blog.

Barbara:The Crafty Pad 100th Challenge

I am proud to announce the winner of the 100th Crafty Pad Challege Blog:   Diane Davies 

I have sent you an E Mail, Diane so that you can receive your free digital image. Please contact me if you did not receive it.

We want to thank everyone who participated last week :) We hope that you will continue to join us for our weekly prizes.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Barbara: The Creative Cowgirls

Thank you for joining The Creative Cowgirls for their second challenge. We were pleased that so many crafters joined us for our first challenge. This week we are sponsored by: tellens place
The challenge this week is Anything Goes!

I designed this card using one of the images from Tellens Place. Since the girl is listening to music, I thought the music notes with the imposed Happy Birthday was appropriate. Of course I had to add just a little "Bling." It is difficult to see in the picture but her blouse was paper pieced. However, the DP was too light so I colored over it. You can still see some of the print which makes it interesting. I am trying to learn to shade my images.  By looking at all the wonderful cards on line, I have learned so much :) The inside verse says, "You'll always be young at heart."

Image: Tellens Place, Music notes: free digital image
Sentiment: Jo Ann Fabric's vellum phrases
DP: Around the block
Bling: Recollections Embossed Stickers
         Gelly Roll Pen
Colored: Copic Markers
Punch: EZ

The winner of this Second Challenge at creative cowgirls challenge will receive:
I hope you enjoyed viewing my card design. Please feel free to leave a message and/or follow this blog.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
catch the bug blog Anything Goes
party time tuesdays: Anything Goes: Birthday

Barbara: The Crafty Pad..100th Challenge!!!

5th Dec right through till it ends on Saturday Dec 11th 8pm

The moment if finally here...This is the 100th challenge for The Crafty Pad . We have so much planned for this special event so..please keep reading.

We're  having a Blog Hop!  This is how the fun begins...

1. Follow The Crafty Pad blog and enter the current  card challenge. (Challenge follows)

2. Guess how many items are in the this photo then leave a message on this blog.
3.Check out the photos on each Design Team Member's blog and leave them a message too.

How many small buttons are in this photo?
3. Display this celebration badge on your blog.

4. Only one entry per person please

  • If you guess the correct amount, you will get a Free Digi image from The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs.  (there will also be a prize for the closest runner up)
  • We encourage you to visit each Design Team Member's blog and guess the correct amount in each of their photos. You have a change to win at each site.
  • I will post the name of the winner and runner up on Thursday Dec 16th so check back to see if you have won!
  • If you win you will get a Free Digi image from The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs
  • From all the mini challenge winners, one winner will be chosen, at random 
This winner will receive:

1 pk5 Promarkers sponsored by Letraset and
6 polymer stamps from The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs Holly Mouse with Bauble, Milo Mouse - Congratulations, Platform Shoe, Molly Cat with Birdhouse, Anna over the Rainbow and Snoozin' Albert.
And also £10.00 voucher from Joanna Sheen

There will be a runner up who will receive :3 Crafty Pad Stamp Designs polymer stamps: Christmas Ted Baubles with Text stamp, Ladies Fancy Boots and Ladies Bonnet.

Now for the current card challenge:
Our theme this week is ANYTHING GOES!!!  
This is an easel card, a very easy design to make. I used one of Debbie's images from: The Crafty Pad.  I just love anything Snowman!! The first picture is a close up of the cover of the card. You can see the embellishments that I used and my attempt at shading plus nothing is complete without a little "bling!" I love the verse that I found...really compliments the image. I think this sentiment is from: create with tlc

Image: The Crafty Pad
Bling: Recollections foil stickers
         Gelly Roll Pen
         Viva Glitter liner
Snowflakes & sheer ribbon: The Dollar Tree
Coloring: Copic Marckers

Then for your added pleasure: There is a special 100 Challenge Sale going on:

There is a  30% discount on all stamp orders and 10% on all digi images for the week the challenge is running - so the sale would begin 12 noon on the Sunday to 8pm on the Saturday when the challenge closes.
##All orders for this week only would  be emailed to Debbie, at The Crafty Pad - don't use Paypal - she can email you the correct total for you to pay via paypal.

Just a quick review of blog hop procedure:

All entrants will be required to :-
Enter my challenge: Guess the correct amount of buttons
Follow our challenge blog & enter the current card challenge
Display the celebration badge on uour blogs

I hope that will enjoy our Blog hop. We are excited about having your visit our websites and viewing all your designs. While you are guessing the correct amount of buttons, please feel free to follow this blog and/or leave a comment. Have fun!!!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
sew many challenges: snowflakes
crafts and me challenges: snowflakes
bizzy becs store: Christmas
one stitch at a time challenge: old stash; cardstock, new stash;digital stamp,DP, snowflakes