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Saturday, 7 April 2012

A Round Happy Birthday

Good Afternoon all!
I'd like to share this card that I made with you all!
It was for a friend at works mum.
The lady is a certain age & I have include some self adhesive glittery numbers to attach 
but for the purpose of my blog, we have left them off!


It's quite a simple round card, made with pearlescent cardstock.
I cut two circles using my Scalloped Circle Grand Nesties, 
I scored one so it could fold & adheresd them together.
I added a smaller scalloped circle in pearlescent pink.
The sentiment was cut using my Nellie Snellen framie die.
It was printed onto the white pearlescent card.
 The font I used is Sunshine Poppy.
You can download it for free here!
It's one of my favourite fonts!
Embellishment wise, I added some flat backed pearls around the pink circle,
a flower which was hand made by Lee AKA Crafty Loops (Thanks Lee!)
& some  leaves which were punched from the pearlescent card stock
the coloured with a promarker.
I also added a little chiffon ribbon double bow.
The inside of the card is decorated too but sadly the photo was blurry
& I have already handed the card on so can't get another!

I'd like to enter this card in a few challenges as listed below:
Crafty Catz Clean & Simple
Wags n Whiskers Challenge Say It With Flowers
Sir Stampalot Happy Birthday

Friday, 6 April 2012

Paint The Town Pink!

Good Morning All!
Here I am with a GDT card for Guylous Inimitability!
I was lucky enough to win one of their challenges a couple of weeks ago 
& I was invited to GDT for them! Yippee!
Here's my card!


I made an A5 card using the fab sketch below!
The papers I have used were from a stash swap I did ages ago,
but I think they are from Do Crafts.
The pink paw print ribbon was part of a candy I won ages ago.


So simple but lot's of possibilities



The image I used is called Sundae & Paint 
With a name like that I had to use ice creamy spring time colours!
I coloured Sundae with promarkers.
Next, I cut out the image with a Nellie Snellen frame die


I added a couple of flowers which I stained with an ink pad 
then  layered & a couple of punched leaves


The Happy Birthday Ticket is from 
The little paw shaped brads are from my stash!

Here are the Challenge Details!

Challenge Details
Sketch Challenge
Challenge Deadline: Participants have until 10:00pm on April 19th  to submit their project.
How to participate: Participants can enter only ONE project per challenge, but if they use a Guylou's Inimitability digistamp, their project will count for two entries.
Prizes: A winner will be selected randomly and will win:
1. A $10.00 gift certificate from Guylou's online store
2. and the winner will also be invited to be a Guest Designer on one of our upcoming challenges.

I hope you can find the time to play along with the fun
Sketch Challenge at Guylous Inimitability this week!!

I'd like to put this card forward for the following challenges:
Crafter's Companion Four Legged Friends
The Craft Garden Inspiration Photo
Celebrate The Occasion Childs Birthday
Flourishes Happy Birthday
The Stamping Boutique Pastel Colours
Incy Wincy Designs Easter/and Or Pastel Colours
Stamp With Fun No Easter
Opus Gluei Animals
Stampacular Sunday Challenge Playin'With Pastels
2 Sisters Birthday Fun

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

April Fool?


Morning all! Happy Wednesday to you!
We've had some Freaky Weather here in the UK!
Last week was like summer & this week we have snow!

It's time for a new challenge at Dude Time Doodles yippee!
This week, the theme is 
April Fools, The Joke's On You!
Take it whatever way you like!!!
Each of the Dude & Dudette's have created something 
wonderful for your inspiration!
Here's my card!


Meet Fanny Fart!
I guess you could put her down as one of the occasional frou frou images at 
Poor Fanny has always wanted to be a bit of a practical joker,
sneaking up on folks to surprise them but can't quite figure out
why they always know she's there!!
Can you figure it out???
The layout is this weeks sketch from


I rotated it through 90 degrees


I added a little thought bubble to the image in my graphics programme!
The puff of wind was already there!!! Pffffttt!!
I coloured Fanny's skin & hair using promarkers then paper pieced 
her dress, hair band & shoes, adding a bit of shading here & there!!
The papers, ribbon & buttons I have used are all from a
Papermania capsule collection which I've had in my stash for ages.


The sentiment ticket is The Crafty Pad


I decorated the inside of my card too!
I find this helps with balance!
I really hope you can make it over to
to play along this week, I'm soooo looking forward to seeing what you come up with!
I soo need to have a really good laugh!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges
Carzy Amigo Challenge April Does What It Wants (Free Theme)
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes
Kenny K Krafty Girlz April Fools (make us laugh or use an image that makes you smile)
Totally Gorjuss Swirly Whirly
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge 3 of a kind Buttons & Ribbons
Crafty Catz Use A Digi Image
Glitter Geeks April Fools Day /Humorous
Inspire Me Friday's Anything Goes
Patties Creations Anything Goes
Crafty Purple Frog Anything Goes

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Easter Egg-tastic

Good Morning all!
I hope you're looking forward to a relaxing crafty Sunday!
I have to go out later but I plan on getting a bit inky beforehand!
It's once again time for a fab new challenge at 
This week for Challenge #164
The theme is It's Egg-tastic
Let's see your Easter themed cards, they must include eggs, chickens,
 ducks or anything that makes, creates or comes from an egg!
Here's my little card!


I've used the New Release Image,
Easter Chicks In Brolly available in the shop from today!
It's just sooo very cute don't you think!


I used a scalloped square card blank.
The Design Papers are from Southfield Stationers!
I was given a bundle to lay with last year & still had these little babies left!
They're so good, I could hardly bring myself to use them!
The layout was my own & the sentiment was done on the computer using
Cutie Pop font, you can find it free here
I added some little buttons & a double ribbon bow!


The image has been coloured up with Promarkers.
I used all the bright cheery colours of spring!


I like to decorate the inside of my cards as I find it helps with the balance!
Don't forget it's Team A's turn to impress you this week!
Check out the other fantastic DT samples on the Challenge Blog!
This weeks Sponsor is





If you would like to win this NEW RELEASE, all you have to do is leave a comment on today's challenge blog post and your name will go into the draw! It is that easy! 
 For another chance of winning, become a follower of The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog and leave us another comment saying you are a follower (new / old / and or existing) and get a 2nd chance into the draw.  
For a 3rd chance in the draw - comment on ALL 4 of the release days (today Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday) and go into a separate  draw to win the complete set of 4 images!

I'd like to enter this card for the following challenges:
Pan Pastel Easter
Catch The Bug Easter/Spring
Crafty Calender Spring Clean (Papers)
Marks Finest Papers make A Square Card
Crafts 4 Eternity 3 Of A Kind (Buttons Daffodils & Chicks)
Just Add Ink Easter
Anything Goes Challenge Get Ready For Easter
City Crafter Challenge  Spring Fling Colour Challenge
Colour Q #130 Colour Challenge
Oldie But A Goodie Easter Wishes (papers)
Paper & Such Design Spring Or Easter
Passion For Promarkers Ribbons & Buttons
Top Tip Tuesday Easter & Or Animals
Crafty Bloggers Network Happy Bird-Day
Crafty Boots Easter