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Sunday, 28 December 2008

And for our Second Challenge...

Our second challenge is BLING...... let us see what you can do with any of our Faith stamps and some bling.....bright and shiny and sparkly...any colours, any size, it could be a card, atc, fat page, scrap book lay out, altered art anything that takes your fancy :) Look forward to seeing all your fabulous creations. :)
Leave us a comment linking us to your creation beofre midnight Saturday 3rd January and we shall pop along and have a looksee and leave you a comment. :) If you do not have a blog then email me and I shall upload it for you. :)

There will of course be a small prize for the winner....:) which is 14 sheets of 6x6 Laura Ashley Traditional papers and matching ribbon stickers with glitter..:) :)


Here are some absolutely fabulous examples from the lovely DT team... :) :)

Emma has made a beautiful Brooch and as a special treat she has done a tutorial for you......yaaaayyy. :)


Colour your image using Distress inks and then put a very thin layer of crackle glaze over the top.

Cut a CD (needs to be cut at a 45 degree angle or it snaps) into the shape you roughly need. Sand it on the shiny side. Paint a layer of Acrylic paint and once dry stamp all over with alcohol inks finishing with a touch of gold.

Edge in Walnut brown Distress ink and then decide where to punch your holes. I used my Big bite for this. Then just thread lots of gold wire in and out and add beads.

The crown was originally silver so I used expresso and gold alcohol inks to give it a distressed look. Then very carefully glue gems onto it and attach to your image with silicone glue. DO NOT attach to your brooch just yet.

On the back of the brooch adhere twisted and beaded wire. Once they are stuck in place and completely dry turn over and glue down your image.

Once the whole brooch is dry attach strong card to the back and then used silicone glue to add a brooch attachment.

Voila one unique brooch!

By Debbie:-


By Debbie:-


By Tina:-


By Dawn:-


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Here is a gorgeous entry from Joani - she is unable to update her blog so she has emailed it to me. Gorgeous card Joani....loved how you have paper pieced her coat - very effective and the bling is beautiful..thank you so much for entering our challenge - Good Luck. :)





xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx

And the winner of the first challenge......

is the lovely Donna with her gorgeous card. :) Thank you for entering Donna - your Ribbons shall be in the post on Monday for you...Enjoy!!! :) :) :)
Here is Donna's lovely card.....


xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Merry Christmas......

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MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ONE AND ALL...HOPE YOU HAVE A LOVELY FESTIVE SEASON

Our first challenge shall run until Saturday 27th Dec midnight and a new challenge shall start Sunday 28th December mid-day..hope to see you join in..:)

Thank you to everyone who has left comments and to all the lovely followers too - really appreciate it. :) :)


xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Update on first challenge...

we have decided to let this challenge run for 2 weeks so this challenge will be open until midnight Saturday 27th December - then the weekly challenges will resume from Sunday 28th December midday. Everyone is soooo busy this time of year..:)

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE AND A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR... :) :)

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xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx

Sunday, 14 December 2008

Our first challenge

Well here we go everyone with our very first challenge.:) :) Are you all ready..?? Welcome and thank you to everyone who is joining in this week. :) The challenges shall be every Sunday at 12.00 mid-day, your entries will need to be in by Saturday 8pm please and the winner will be announced on the Sunday. :)

Our first challenge shall be in the form of a sketch - we have kept it nice and easy for you all to ease you and indeed us in..:) All you have to do is make a card, fat page, ATC or mixed media using any of the Faith stamps following the sketch - any colours you choose. Then leave us a comment linking to your card and we shall pop over and leave you a comment. If you do not have a blog - don't worry - just email us using the link in the side bar and we will pop it on the blog for you. :) :)

The PRIZE will be a lovely big bundle of ribbons in varying bright colours - just what we need to cheer us up in the dark, dull days. :) :)



Here is the sketch for you to follow:-



Here are some fabulous examples from the very talented Design Team:-

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By Linda:-


By Tina:-

By Dawn:-


Thank you for visiting and we look forward to your creations. :) :)


xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx

Friday, 12 December 2008

Looking forward to....

Sunday for our very first challenge here at The Craftypad. :) :) We have some beautiful examples to show from the very talented DT team...so don't forget to pop back and see what the challenge is. :) There will be a small prize for the winner of the challenge..:) :) :) :)

See you soon. :)

xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx

Monday, 8 December 2008

Have posted....

the orders for yesterday and this morning - so hopefully you will all receive them tomorrow. :) :) Happy stamping ladies and thanks for the orders. :) Look forward to seeing your creations - don't forget to pop back in and join in on the challenges. :)

UPDATE TO OUR TALENTED DESIGN TEAM...:-

I am very pleased to announce 2 more very talented lovely ladies to our DT team - they are Emma and Tina...Welcome ladies. :) :)

Have a good day..:)

Thank you for visiting and we look forward to your creations. :) :) xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Thank you for today orders..

Just would like to say a huge thankyou for the orders today..:) I am going to pack them up now and post in the morning - so you should have them Tuesday...yaay. :) :)

Thank you for visiting and we look forward to your creations. :) :) xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx

Introducing the Design Team....

Please give a lovely warm welcome to the very lovely, talented Dawn and Linda. They have very kindly agreed to join the team. :) Pleae visit their blogs if you are not already a regular to them. :) :)


Thank you for visiting and we look forward to your creations. :) :) xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx

Saturday, 6 December 2008

New Challenge Blog coming soon...

I thought it would be a great idea to start a new Challenge Blog - 'The Crafty Pad' I have been doing some brand new designs and am going to sell them as Clear Polymer stamps. :) :) So this challenge blog shall have challenges based around my new stamps. There will be a challenge every week. :) :) I shall also be showcasing your creations on here too and shall also have Guest Designers.
I would like to introduce my design team member........it is the very, lovely, talented Dawn pop over to her blog and see her beautiful creations, you can find her HERE

Here are the PREVIEWS of the first lot of stamps - hope you likey? Would love to hear your views on these please. ;)


This is Faith looks Sure.. she measures 7.5x5cm - you can buy her for £3.75


This is Faith looks Shy.. she measures 7.5x5cm - you can buy her for £3.75


This is Faith looks Coy..she measures 7.5x5cm - you can buy her for £3.75



They are available to purchase - please email me using the link in the side bar or thecraftypad@aol.com if you would like to purchase them. ;) All payments shall be through Paypal or if your prefer to send a cheque then contact me for postal address. I will post internationally, contact me for postal costs ;) :)

P&P is free  :)

I thought it would be a good idea to show coloured images of the stamps - but they shall be delivered to you on an acetate with instructions sealed in a display bag. :)

So if you would like to get a head start and purchase some stamps please follow the info above and get yourself ready for the grand offical opening of The Crafty Pad. :) :) The first challenge shall take place next Sunday (14th December)so be ready for our first challenge..:) :)