Saturday 23 July 2011

There's A New Kid On The Blog

There's a New Challenge on The Blog!
As of Wednesday 10th August, Whimsy Stamps will be running a new challenge!

To celebrate the launch, they are offering some candy.  
 Just click here to  check out what you need to do to be in with a chance of winning!

Friday 22 July 2011

Strawberries Yum!

I've just been given this sweet blog award from the lovely Linda!
I've seen it around & I love strawberries,
 so you can guess just how delighted I am!

There are of course the rules

1) Thank the person who gave this award to you!

Well I wouldn't not, that would be the height of bad manners now!
Thank you the Lovely Linda! I am most grateful & I will post this with my other awards on my side bar with immense pride! lol

2) I have to tell 7 things about myself that no one will know!

That's a toughie as I'm a bit of an open book! 
I don't think I've done anything overly remarkable in my life! 
I do try to be good & treat everyone as I'd like to be treated!

 Here goes anyway!

1) I don't like Marzipan but I do love Almonds
2) I love being 50, I don't feel pressured into going out when I want to stay home!
3) I love going to the theatre!
4) I'm the worlds messiest crafter!
5) I love peas! I'd have them at every meal if I could!
6) I'd love to have a dog but I work all day so I have a cat instead!
7) I once scored a 297 at 10 pin bowling (the top is 300)!

3) Next I have to pass this award on to 7 other bloggers! 
OMG how can I chose from all the lovely bloggers I've met???

1) Ali, of course we started our blogging journey about the same time. Her work is FAB!
2) Nikki, I went to loads of her demo's when I started crafting! Learned something new every time!
3) Claire a new blogger with a lot of talent & a MIL with a lot of lovely crafty stash!
4)  Lee, another new blogger with a lot of talent! Check out her flower making tutorials!
5) Maggie  DT teamie at The Crafty Pad! Check out her awesome work!
6) Leesa Another Crafty Pad DT Teamie! Great tutorials on her blog! Awesome shabby chic style!
7) Debbie The lovely boss & owner of The Crafty Pad Designs Shop!

I guess the final rule is to let my 7 choices in on the award!
I'm off to do just that!

Have a fabby Friday evening all!

Thursday 21 July 2011

Look At This!

what's going down over at Dude Time Doodles!
Make sure you grab the badge & post it on your blog so you don't miss out on the fun! 

Anniversary Scavenger Crawl

Bonibleaux Designs
Dude Time Doodles

are turning ONE!!

We will be celebrating with some fun events.

Please save the date...

August 24th

for our first annual Scavenger Crawl.

Please grab the badge and post it to your blogs.  Help us spread the word.  There will be prizes, special guests, prizes, and great fun had by all. 

Oh, and did I mention prizes?

Stay tuned for information.
Thank you! 
Dude Time Doodles 

Don't miss it!

Wednesday 20 July 2011

Everybody Knows An Everyday Hero

Everyday Hero's, everybody know's one!

Meet Evan, he's just one of those hero's!
He hides out over at Dude Time Doodles & is ready to go whenever he's called upon!
Actually his poor partner is laid up & although Evan is normally quite good around the house.
He's been left with all the housework & the task of carer too!
Can't be easy but he looks fairly cool with it!
Today sees a new challenge over at Dude Time Doodles Challenge blog!
This week it's a colour photo/inspiration challenge!

We want to see how you use the colours, or the pictures to inspire you!!
We don't mind what you do as long as you make a card for 
a male & use the inspiration! 

I opted for an easel card.
I coloured Evan up with promarkers! 
I think he must be a little colour blind, I'm a bit dubious about his outfit!

I cut him out using a nestie & ran a promarker around the edge to ink it up a bit!
I added 3 little button embellishments.

The ticket sentiment I've used is from The Crafty Pad Designs 
& I gave it a bit of a colour with promarkers too!
The DP I have used is from Robyn's Fetish. I've had it printed off in my stash for ages.
Not very manly perhaps! I think it goes well for this card though!
The corrugated card I have used for matting has been in my stash forever too!
I also wrapped a couple of bits of ribbon around it & tied in a double knot!
I hope you like my easel card!
If you need any more inspiration, just check out the sample cards by the rest of the 
Dudettes over at the challenge blog
Don't forget to add your entry at Dude Time Doodles 

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges
DDH Challenges Summertime
KB Cute Monday's Use A Digi
Make it Monday Anything Goes
A Gem Of A Challenge Let's hear it for the boys
Sweet Stampin Challenge It's one for the boys
Totally Gorjuss All about the boys
Crafter's Companion One For The Boys
My Grafico Anything Goes  
Digi's With Attitude Anything Goes
Anything Goes Challenge More than one fold
Clear It Out Use Old Stash Anything Goes
Little Darlings Challenge Buttons/Brads/Eyelets

Monday 18 July 2011

Love Me Love My Dog!

Good evening all! I hope Monday wasn't too painful for you! lol
Thought I'd share the card I made this evening with you all!

I used the sketch 

from One Stop Craft as the base for the design of my card!
The papers are from Dovecraft & have been in my stash for a long time!

The image is from Digi's With Attitude 
A very elegant pair I'm sure you'll agree!. 
I've coloured it up using promarkers then cut out with a nestie!

The flowers & leaves are from Sweetpeapolly's Crafty Things

I added a punched border which was done with a Papermania Daisy Lace Border punch

I added a couple of posh pins & a computer generated sentiment!

I decorated the inside of my card to match the outside!
Thanks for popping in! Hope you like it!
I'm off to find another challenge or two to enter my card in!

Digi's With Attitude Anything Goes
Die Cut Dreams 4 Legged Animals 
KB Cute Monday Use a Digi
Squigglefly  Fingers Toes Paws or Claws
Stamps R Us Through the Garden Gate
Birthday Sundaes Must have Birthday Sentiment  Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum Elegance & Lace
Scrappin Chic Challenge  Favourite Song "Love Me Love My Dog"
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Challenge Use a Digi & Include an Animal
Fuzzy Wuzzy Include an Animal Get Punchy
Totally Papercrafts Girly Girls

Sunday 17 July 2011

Freebie & Specials

Just wanted to share this with you!
Over at The Crafty Pad Designs, Debbie Moore has some specials on offer! 

You can also pick up the little freebie below as well as a few others!!
Check out what she has to say below:


We have weekly SPECIALS over at The Crafty Pad Designs..
Click HERE to pop over and see what we have on our current Special..:) :) :)



Evening Purse - click the pic to take you to it. :)

Make sure you don't miss out! Pop on over now!

Free Digi Images

Don't forget there is still time to enter the "Freebie" challenge over at Dude Time Doodles for a chance to win a spot as Guest Designer for the month of September!
All you have to do is download Rocco Soccer and upload your creation - what are you waiting for??
Need some inspiration to get started?
Then head on over to our blog and check out what the Dudettes have done!

Christmas, In July?

Happy Sunday all! 
I hope you're all enjoying the weekend & are doing whatever you want to do on a Sunday!
Being Sunday, we at The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog have a new challenge for you!
The theme - Christmas in July? 
Get a head start on your Christmas cards..:) :)

Our sponsor is the very lovely Joanna Sheen 

who is offering one lucky winner a £10 gift voucher to spend in her shop.

Here's my card

I used Debbie's Elf Sitting On Gift image available from The Crafty Pad Designs here
He's just soo cute!
I wanted to colour him in traditional colours but as at Christmas, anything goes 
I coloured the gift in non traditional colours! 
I then had to figure out how to tie it together! 
I do wish I could plan a card properly before I start but no, 
every one is a journey! lol
The Ticket is one of Debbies too & is available here.

As you can see, when it's open, I have made an offset gatefold card. (not sure what the proper name is)
The design papers are from a Scrapbookingmad download 
they just went perfectly with the colours on the gift!
I punched out some little white snowflakes which I stuck on using my Quickie Glue Pen

I used promarkers for colouring & I added little touches of Glamour Dust 
to the holly berries on the ticket & to the elf's hat & shoes. 
It just wouldn't be Christmas without a bit of glitter now would it?

I've been looking for my Glamour Dust for ages as I hadn't used it yet. 
Lo & behold when I went in to my Christmas Stash there it was! Yay!
I used a little bit of all my colours on the ticket to try to pull everything thing together!

I added some little gems to the centre of the snowflakes
 & added some ribbon to match the ribbon on the gift!
Then decorated the inside of the card to finish it off!

I do hope you like it!
Thanks for stopping by!
Don't forget to enter your card in our Christmas in July Challenge over at The Crafty Pad!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges!

Paper Sundaes Christmas in July
Gingerloft Make it sparkle 
Creative Inspirations Christmas in July
Christmas Inspirations Anything Goes
2 Sisters Christmas in July (Sat)
Craft Your Days Away Fancy Folds (Sat)
Crafty Emma Christmas (Sat)
Bling It On Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum Christmas, Glitter
Fairy Knoll Christmas in July (Fri)
Inspire Me Fridays Anything Goes
Simply Create Christmas time
Stamp Something Christmas in July
Stampin With The Dragon Christmas in July
Craft Us Crazy Christmas in July and /or distressed/vintage
For Fun Challenges Use an extra fold (traditional card fold +1)
Get Hippity With Ippity Christmas in July
My Grafico Anything Goes