Hello lovely bloggers!
It's time for the August Showcase at The Crafty Pad!
Due to the holiday's etc, there are no new releases this time.
Instead, Debbie, the lovely boss & owner of
has let the DT loose in the shop! lol
The bonus for you is that all of the images featured in the post
will be on sale in The Crafty Pad Designs Shop
with a whopping 30% off!
I'd like to share this card with you today!
It's made using one of my all time Crafty Pad Designs favourites,
I was asked to make an 80th Birthday card for an Aunt.
No more info than that & when I asked what size I was told not too small!
So, I decided to have some fun with it!
The card base is an 8x8 inch.
It's the first time I've done one of these!
A bit less daunting than A4 but lot's of space to play with!
I chose the papers at Southfield Stationers, I love the quality of their papers.
I used my grand nesties to cut out the circles & Inked all the edges with
Colour Q Pink & Lilac ink pads.
then stuck to the paper before cutting out.
I added some Diamond Sparkles to the butterflies wings
then layered with Pinflair Glue when dry.
A close up of the lovely verse.
To embellish the card, I punched some flowers from the DP &
embossed before layering up.
I added a brad at the centre of each which had been dipped in
PVA glue then Diamond Sparkles.
I used a Marrianne Creatables Die to cut out a couple of flourishes
which I adhered to the card, leaving some parts free for added dimension.
More of the flowers!
The circle sentiment was created in my graphics programme before
being cut out a nestie & inked then glittered .
I decorated the inside of the card with the papers,
a little punched border & some daisies punched from the scraps.
I hope you like my card & I really, really hope the lady who
asked for it likes it! If not would anyone like...... lol
Now pop on over to The Crafty Pad & check out what the
other ladies of the DT have done!
Don't forget all of the images featured are on sale this week!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Bearly Mine Sparkle & Shine
Creative Craft Challenge Just A Sentiment
Everybody Art Challenge Summer
Craft Your Passion Anything Goes
Hooked On Crafts Let's Celebrate
Love to Create Punches & Dies
Paper Pretties Use Scallops
The Paper Girls Birthday
The Pink Elephant Ribbon Galore
There She Goes Use A Sentiment as main focus
Whoopsy Daisy DieCuts/Punches
Come & Get It Challenges Adult Birthday Card
Dream Valley Challenges Die Cuts & Punches
Great Impressions Stamps Anything With Animals (Does a butterfly count?)
That Craft Place Things With Wings
Speedy & Friends Back to Nature
Chocolate Coffee & Cards Rainbows & Butterflies
Clearly Inspired Things With Wings
Crafty Ann's Circles
Patties Creations Animals/Insects
Scrapbook Sister's Things With Wings