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Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Tag..... You're It

Good Morning all!
Sorry this post is a bit late! I'm not sure why but Mr Blogger isn't playing nice today!!!
It's Wednesday again & it's time for another fun challenge over at
It's the third Wednesday of the month,which means it's an 
The theme is Tag...You're it!
Yep, we'd like you to make a gift tag!
Here's mine!


I used the image 
He comes with sentiments too!
Rodney has clearly celebrated his birthday in advance!! lol
It;s my Dad's birthday next week & this will be attached to his pressie
which is more than likely to be something with bubbles in! lol
I coloured Rodney with Promarkers then cut him out with an oval nestie.
I matted him onto a scalloped oval which I embossed using the 
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.
The sentiment was done on my pc & I matted it onto some embossed card too.
I added a couple of mosaic gems to finish it off!

Here's the Inspiration photo!


I based my layout on the sketch at 365 Cards



Here's the reverse of my tag!


I used a Sizzix Original Scalloped Tag Die & cut it out twice.
I embossed both sections with the Cuttlebug Swirls 
embossing folder. Then stuck them together.
I added an oval section similar to the one on the front
write on! I finished it off with some Funky Fibres!
Thanks for stopping by to look! 
For more inspiration, stop by the Challenge Blog
to be amazed at what the rest of the 
Dude & Dudettes have created!
Whoa, I almost forgot! 
We have a sponsor this week!



who are offering one lucky winner
a fantastic prize of  a
$20 Gift Certificate!
Whoo Hoo!!!

I'd like to put my tag forward for the following challenges:
That Craft Place Anything But a Square or Rectangle
I Brake For Challenges Anything But A Card
Joanna Sheen Someone Special
Sparkles Men Only
Pan Pastel One For The Boys
Crafting For All Seasons Anything But a Card
Diva's By Design Anything But A Card
Penny's Paper Crafty Anything But A Card
Whimsy Inspiration Die Cuts & Punches
Bearly Mine Embossing
Crafty Sentiments Use A Digi
Everybody Art Challenge Card For A Man
Ribbon Carousel Challenge Use Bright Colours
Craft Your Passion Die Cuts & Punches
Crafty Boots Challenges No Girls Allowed
Incy Wincy Designs Digi's Only
Lexi's Creations Use Your Punches & Dies
Paper Pretties Embossing (Dry Or Wet)
Tammy's Scrapin Corner Anything Goes With A Splash of Green
There She Goes Cards For Dad
365 Cards Day 46 Sketch
Secret Crafter A Man's Card
Crafty Ann's It's A Man Thing
Stempelsonnen Challenge Happy Birthday + Die Cut/Punches

Monday, 16 April 2012

One Day Left!

Evening all!
 Just a quick reminder that there's just one day left to link up your creations for the
April Guest Designer Freebie Challenge!
Pop over to the Challenge Blog,
pick up the freebie & create!
Here's a reminder of my card!


Hope to see you there!!!

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Cute As A Button

Good Morning all,
A very happy Sunday to you!
This week at The Crafty Pad, it's "Team A" who are bringing you 
some inspiration for the challenge this week which is
We want to see at least 3 buttons on your project!
Here's my card!


Aha, I see you're saying "That's not a Crafty Pad Designs image!"

"Correct" I say! 

This week we are sponsored by Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps & More


They Kindly supplied the Design Team with some images & are offering a prize 
of 5 Digital Stamps Or 4 Digital Stamps & 1 Paper Pack to the winner 
of this weeks Challenge!
Wowzers!!!
I used the sketch from


as the basis for my layout!
I changed the shape & flipped it!


I printed her onto some linen embossed card, I like the texture of this!
I used my Promarkers  to colour her up & I've 
added a few little buttons including a little button nose!


The papers I've used were a freebie from ages ago
I thought they were perfect with this image.
I lightly distressed the edges with a pair of scissors & some ink.
I then layered them with a contrasting plain coloured  paper.
The sentiment was made on my PC using Cutie Pop font 
which you can get here for free!
I also added some pink ribbon & some more of the heart shaped buttons.


I added a punched border which I inked with pink & blue


I decorated the inside of the card just a little!
I'm so glad you managed to stop by!
Don't forget to check out the challenge blog for some more inspiration
from my Team A Teamies!
I hope you find the time to play too!
I'd like to put this card forward for the following challenges:

Crazy 4 Challenges Using Buttons
Card Makin' Mama's Make It Girlie
Fairy Fun Friday's Anything Goes
Stampin' For The Weekend Ready Teddy Go
Wags 'n Whiskers Anything Goes
Pixie Dust Studio  Use Ribbon
SJ Papercrafts 1,2,3 (I image, 2 papers, 3 heart shaped buttons)
Celebrate The Occasion Just Because (must use pink)
The Stamping Boutique Distress
Critter Sketch Critters
Incy Wincy Designs Cute Critters