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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Barbara: "Something Yummy For Your Tummy"

We want to thank  all the crafters who joined us last week at The Crafty Pad for Challenge 109: A color challenge; red, pink, & black.
Please check   HERE to see if you were chosen as one of our winners.

For Challenge 110 we would like you to think of Something Yummy for your Tummy! that means you can have any food or drink item on your project.Debbie sent us one of her new images to use on our cards for this week. I love strawberries so it was quite easy to design a bright summer card. I used white cardstock for the base then,added a red cardstock cover and DP.  The lace was also punched from DP. I paper pieced the leaves on the strawberries and the background to get the shades that I wanted.  I also glittered the frame of the image to make it POP!!My final touch was an antique button that I distressed with stamp pad ink. On the inside I used another of Debbie's images and a strip of DP. This was an easy card to make.

DP: K & Company
Punch: Martha Stewart
Glitter: Martha Stewart
Colored with copic markers and Gelly Roll pen
Button: vintage                                                         

 Our sponsor this week is: Crafty Emma Stores

The winner will choose a Memory Box 6x6 Paper Pad from Crafty Emma's Store

I hope that you have enjoyed viewing this card and that I have inspired you to try a new technique or card design. Remember you can have any food or drink item on your paper craft project! I can't wait to see all the entries! Just click HERE to go to The Crafty Pad to enter your current project.Please feel free to leave a comment and/or follow this blog.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
card creations : Show sparkle
little claires designs: Anything Goes
totally paper crafts: Paper piecing: Background of strawberry stamp & leaves
kb challenges: Glitter & shine

Barbara: Hawaii/The Beach

We want to thank all the crafters who entered our recent  "HEARTS" blog hop. We were so excited to see so many wonderful, unique entries. Please check HERE so see who was the winner of the Valentine Gift Basket worth more than $50!!! There is also a challenge winner and 3 entries were chosen as "The top 3."
Now for our next challenge: We want you to design a paper craft project and/or card with the theme: Hawaii or The Beach. Don't you wish your were enjoying the warm sunshine now?? That is so difficult to imagine with 3 more inches of snow expected  to fall today!! I do have to tell you that this image from Michelle Perkett   made it so easy to think of the sunshine to come. Here is my Beach Card:
I added this picture so that you could see the details on the mermaid.

This picture shows the glossy seahorse.

I copied this digital image on a textured card stock. Then I trimmed the sides in silver though I don't think this shows in the picture. The picture is colored with copic markers and highlighted with a sparkly Gelly Roll pen.

DP: K & Company
Image: Michelle Perkett
Coloring: Copic Markers, Gelly Roll Pen
Silver trim: Krylon Silver Leafing Pen
Seahorse: Gloss is CTMH Liquid Glass
Mermaid: Bling is Viva Glitter Liner; Holo Iridescent
Edges are distressed with CTMH ink

Our sponsor this week is:michelle perkett studio.
She will be giving 3 images of choice to the winner and 1 image of choice to each Top 3 winners.

I hope that you have enjoyed viewing my card and that I have inspired you to enter our current Creative Cowgirls Challenge and perhaps use some the products or techniques that I used. Please feel free to comment and/ or follow this blog.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
squigglefly: Must use something that begins with the letter D; distressing, decorative paper
anything challenge: distressing
desert island crafts challenge: Theme from a Movie: Little Mermaid,1 patterened paper, no flowers
party time tuesdays: Anything Goes
alys sunday challenge: Give support

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Barbara: Color Challenge: Red, Pink, Black

Many thanks for all of our blogland friends who participated in the "HEARTS" challenge last week at The Crafty Pad.  There were so many beautiful cards and projects. I am in awe at all the artistic talent.  It always is fun to visit the blogs. I often learn a new technique, a new design, or just some inspiration. :)

This week is Challenge # 109 at The Crafty Pad.  It is a color challenge: Red,Pink, and Black. 
I wanted to try a variation on the simple stair step card and was delighted that it turned out so well. The image screamed "elegance." So I chose a DP with some sparkle. After coloring and layering the roses, I added some glitter just to the rose outline to give it a little bling. The sides needed something so I distressed a black cuddlebug embossing strip with gold. Finally, I chose a sheer black ribbon and added a little flower to make it pop.  The sentiment is on the inside of the card. I love giving stair step cards because the recipient can stand them up and enjoy seeing the card.

DP: K&Company-Kelly Panacci, Michael's
Image:  Rose by Debbie @the crafty pad stamp designs
Embossing Folders: Cuttlebug
Spellbinders: cut out behind the roses.
Sentiment: free digital sentiment
Ribbon: from :MVS (My valuable supplies!)
Flower: K & Co.
Our sponsor this week is:  Joanna Sheen.

One random chosen winner will receive a £10 gift voucher from:joanna
Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit my blog. I hope that I have inspired you to be crafty and take some time to create something special that makes you happy. If you choose to use the colors red, pink and black, you can enter the current challenge at The Crafty Pad HERE

Please feel free to leave a comment and/or follow this blog.  Have a great week.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
pollycraft challenge blog-birthdays: Special birthdays
wood ware usa-clear stamps: Embossing
craft your passion challenges: Use the color pink
2 sisters challenge blog embossing
little claires designs: Anything Goes (Monthly Challenge)
catered crop: Follow a Recipe:  Black ribbon and black accents. die cuts
cheerful stamp pad: Use the colors red and white
robyns fetish challenge blog: Anything Goes
one stitch at a time challenge : No square cards
resqhallenge: Something that makes you happy: flowers, especially roses!!
simply create challenges: Bold and Bright
paper-crafting journey: Anything Goes
crafty anns challenge blog: Love is all around
dutch dare-card challenges: Sparkle, glitter, bling
ellephantastic challenges: distressing with a love theme
stamptacular sunday challenge: For someone special ( This birthday card was designed for a special friend who I have know for many years and now lives so very far away.)
the secret crafter saturday challenge: fancy folds

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Introducing a New Digital Stamp Designer and Store:

Wee Stamp
A brand new store with adorable images!!
Wee Suzi is just one of these new images.
Speaking about love….
Introducing: The designer; Sylvia Corbenic
There are many things I am in love with and one of them is wild and windy country – Scotland. Edinburgh, Scottish capital is a place I have spent some of the most magical time in my life. I love it’s history, architecture with this beautiful castle on the giant volcanic rock in the middle of the city centre, landscapes, music, accent, kilts, April’s yellow seas of daffodils and most of all – these happy and friendly Scottish people.
Thinking about the name for my little store, I wanted it to be simple and associated with something I love as much as drawing, something Scottish. “Wee” – it was the word everybody was using around me when I came here 3 years ago. Wee boy, wee talk, wee flower, so many things were “wee” and I didn’t even know what this word means for so long…

“Wee - (Scottish, Northern Ireland, North England) small, little”
If you would like to see more of Sylvia's digital stamps click HERE

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Barbara: Let's See Some Hearts

Here is my post for Challenge: 108, at The Crafty Pad this week.  The Challenge is "Let's See Some Hearts." It was fun to create a special project for Valentine's Day. This is a Triangle Treat Box. It is perfect for a small gift or a few candy kisses.  It was so much fun to make. If you want to make one just click HERE for directions.

Image: Debbie's image:the crafty pad stamp designs
Colored: Copic Markers
DP & Sentiment Tag: K&Company-Kelly Panacci, Michael's
Ribbon: Target

Our Sponsor this week is: Creative Craft World - TeaHouse items

I hope you have enjoyed your visit to my blog and that you are inspired you to make one of these darling treat boxes. They can be for any special occasion as well as Valentine's Day. Wouldn't they be cute with Spring DP filled with jelly beans???Once your paper project is complete just click  HERE to enter our current challenge.  Please feel free to leave a comment and/or follow this blog.
Happy Valentine's Day

I am entering this project into the following challenges:
digital tuesday challenge : From the Heart, Valentine challenge
paper works co: Use a heart
gingerloft challenge: The color Red

Barbara: Hearts

The day we have all been waiting for is finally here!! Today the Blog Hop for The Creative Cowgirls Begins. This is our first Hop in the new year. I am your first stop on the Blog Hop Trail. Our challenge this week is to spread some love and use hearts on your card or paper craft.
Continue reading for Blog Hop information.
We hope that you are as excited as all the Cowgirls are!! Prizes are listed at the end of this blog.
My card for this week is a "homespun" card. DZ Doodles sent us these charming images to use on our project. I could only think Vintage when I saw this image.

Image: DZ Doodles
Coloring: Prisma Pencils with liquid pearls for the center of the flowers.
DP: Michael's-distressed the edges
Oval Frame: cut from a Spellbinder from glitter paper: Target
Lace: Vintage
Ribbon: Michael's
Distressing with Tim Holtz ink pad
Heart Charm: Found in my collection of  unused treasures
Sentiment: Front of card:Free digital image, artist (unknown...sorry)
                Inside: I got this from a website listing verses for cards
                            but unfortunately did not write down the name of it.

I hope that you enjoyed visiting my blog and viewing this card.Perhaps I have encouraged you to scout around your home for an unused treasure that you could use in your next project design. Please feel free to leave a message and/or become a follower of this blog.

Please follow the Blog Hop Rules on the creative cowgirls challenge.  Don't forget to use a heart on your project...we want to spread the love on Valentine's Day and every day :)
The winner of this Hop will receive a super Valentine Day Gift Basket .from craftyribbons and 3 images from dzdoodles.
To win the basket worth $50.00 you must....

1. Hop along the list of names and leave a Message on each site along the trail

2. Post our Badge on your side bar

3. Enter the challenge and Mention our hop in your card post

4. Follow us along:
 Your next stop is Benedicte. Stop and leave her some love too.

Top 3 winners will rec. 1 image of their choice.
Have Fun Hopping!!  Happy Valentine's Day !!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
one stitch at a time challenge: Make it pretty
paper sundaes: Lace, distressing, pink
paper works co.: Hearts

Sunday, February 6, 2011


This is challenge #107 for The Crafty Pad. The theme this week is "Love is in the Air." You can interpret this anyway you wish. I have chosen traditional colors for a Valentine card but used a novel card design: the Stair Step card.

I love this card design because the recipient can display the card easily and enjoy it for awhile. You can see the details of  Lucy and Randy. The image is called: "Valentine Kids." The punch, the ribbon, the glitter and of course the Gelly Roll pens and Copic markers make this card so bright. I plan on sending this to  a special couple who babysat for many, many children including my grandson. They are like family to so many but now live so far away. I hope this will remind them of all their "special" kids that they nurtured.

Recipe: Image: Robtn Fetish 
Sentiment- the crafty pad stamp designs
DP: Target
Punch&Glitter: Martha Stewart
Colored with Copic Markers
Highlights: Gelly Roll Pen

If you would like to make this simple Stair Step Card, HERE  are the basic instructions...have fun :)

Our sponsor this week is : Robin Fetich. The winner will receive 5 digi images from her store.

I hope that you have enjoyed visiting my blog. Please feel free to leave a comment and/or follow this blog. I hope that you will find "Love in the Air" and be inspired to make a paper craft. You can add your challenge to The Crafty Pad blog   HERE.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
catered crop: following a recipe -I used DP with a repeat pattern, Black and Blue Copic Markers, ribbon, love theme, hearts.  This is a cute blog and the recipe is quite easy  to follow:)
creative inspirations paint: Inspired by hearts
ginger loft challenge: The color RED
crafts and me challenges : The color RED
bunny zoes crafts: Love is in the air
card makin mamas: Valentines