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Sunday, 22 February 2009

New Releases of Just Ted and Butterfly with Verse stamps....:)

Yes some new releases coming to you very soon from The Crafty Pad. They are Just Ted range - they will be available as a set or bought separately (approximately A6 sized set) - the choice is yours.:)

And the other is a set of beautiful Butterflies with a lovely verse to go along with them...the butterflies can be used separately or layered on top of each other to give a 3D effect. This set is an A5 set.

So here are the previews for you to peek at...hope you like them..:) :)





All these stamps will be available to buy from 1st March - but can be pre-ordered if you want to have them first. :) :)

All sizes and pricing etc will be available from the 1st March...:) :)

xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx

Challenge 10....

This week is a sketch for you to follow..:) You must have all the elements of the sketch but you can turn it around however you like and use other elements too if you wish. :)
For this challenge you must use a FAITH image please. :) :) All FAITH images are HERE

Here's the sketch:-



This is the prize on offer for the winner:-

There is a sheet of flower rub-ons, baby girl 3d stickers and a sheet of M.I.Y. love stick ons. :)

And of course our wonderful DT creations to inspire you:-

Dawn:-



Tina:-



Linda:-



Debbie:-



If you do not have a blog then please email your entry and I shall post it up here in this post for you..:) :)

xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx

Winner of Challenge 9...

This weeks winner of Challenge 9 is........
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Fe-Fe with her wonderful card using Faith on her Cushion:-



Fe will get you prize posted off to you tomorrow..:) :)


Thank you to everyone for their wonderful submissions..:)

xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx

Monday, 16 February 2009

New Stamps coming soon..

Great news - I have some great new stamps due for release soon - they can be previewed Sunday 22nd Feb and will be available for pre-order if you wish. They will be fully available to buy from Sunday 1st march......so don't forget to check back next week to see the unveiling of the previews...:)

xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx

Sunday, 15 February 2009

Recipe Challenge 9..:)

We have a recipe for this weeks challenge for you to follow, look forward to seeing your yummy cards...

Here is the recipe:- something torn/ripped, 2 brads and some ribbon. :)
You may include other elements if you wish but your card must have these basic ingredients. ;)

You do not need to use a Faith image - but if you do your name will go into the draw twice..:)

Here is the prize for the winner:-


Some nice Doodlebugs paper frills and yummy pearl brads..:) :)

And for our wonderful DT inspiration:-

Tina has used Faith Tres Belle:-



Dawn has used Faith Tres Belle





Debbie - 2 cards first card Faith looks Sure and second card Faith Dream









Please leave us a comment linking to your card..:) If you do not have a blog then email your entry and I will post it up here for you..:)


xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx

The winner is

chosen randomly this week by my DH

Joani with her beautiful card..Congratulations..:)



Your prize will be in the post tomorrow. :)

Thank you to everyone for their submissions. :)

xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Blog Candy.....:)

The sun is shining and we have beautiful blue skies this morning - I keep smiling to myself everytime I look out my window....so because I am feeling so bright and cheery and to celebrate blue skies - I have some Blog Candy for you...:) :) :)

This is what you could win - it is one of my Faith Stamps (Faith on her windowseat) from my latest range of Faith stamps (Faith she's got the word)
You can see the rest of the Faith stamps HERE



You have until Saturday midday 7th March to enter. All you have to do is follow The Crafty Pad blog (if you don't already do), leave a comment here and put a link on your blog to The Crafty Pad telling everyone all about the candy. :) :)

I will post world wide..:)

Good luck - the winner shall be chosen by random. :)


xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Love Challenge 8

This weeks challenge is Lurve.:) So the theme is Love/Valentines..anyway you interpet the Lurve thing...:)
You do not have to use a Faith image. If you use a Faith image then your name gets entered twice in the draw. :)

This is the prize on offer.....lots of pearlescent sentiments and a nice big length of Lilac satin ribbon...always good to have in your stash..:)



Here is some fabulous inspiration from the talented DT members...and also a real treat - Tina has made a special project and has done a tutorial for you to enjoy:) :)

By Tina:- Tina has used the Faith Hearts on her Fat Page and has made a Brooch on it too - what a great idea a card and gift:)




Here's Tina's tutorial for her wonderful fat page..:)

I used the Love the heart stamps from the Faith stamps.
There are three hearts with beautiful detail on them. I love these hearts,
I have used them to make butterflies and flowers.

And by stamping onto pink card I made a flower
and on pink felt I made a brooch!

Now I am told this 4 by 4 piece is a fat page.

I made the pink hearts into a flower
using silicon glue to raise it up.
Green ribbon makes the leaves.
A button and silver thread
makes the centre.

I started with a pink felt.
Stamped the heart four times in a flower shape.

I cut the whole flower out in one piece,
used pink thread & tiny pink metallic beads
to edge the hearts.

I then used one strand of
silver embroidery thread to stick the
criss cross inside the heart.

A button was sew on the centre with
the same silver thread, leaving long tails.
I added more tails by repeating this step
a couple of times.
I added two small heart shaped charms
with the same thread.

The next layer is pink netting material.
which i hacked into a flower type shape.
I sewed it on folding as I went
to give more shape.
I pulled threads around the edges.
I cut the leaf shape out
in one piece of green felt
This also hides all the messy stitching
on the pink netting.

A fastener is stitched onto the back
and I placed this on the card after
making two small holes with my crop o dile.


By Debbie:- I have used Faith on Windowseat....




By Dawn:-Dawn has used Faith - tres belle...





By Linda:-



If you do not have a blog then please email your entries to me and I shall post them up here for you..:) :)

Email entry from Joani:- gorgeous card Joani...she sure looks live a lovin' kinda gal. :) :)



xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx

The winner of......

Challenge 7 is......
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PASCALE....... congratulations Pascale

Here is Pascale's winning enrtry:-



I will post your prize tomorrow Pacale.;) :)

Thank you to everyone for you wonderful submissions. :) :)

Pop back to see this weeks new challenge. :) :)


xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx

Sunday, 1 February 2009

New Stamps...Faith - she's got the Word

Well everyone here is the lady herself...in 4 different looks. :)

Let me introduce her to you all..please give her a nice warm welcome. :)

This is Faith 'Tres Belle'

Measuring approximately 11cm x 3.5cm. Price £3.50


This is Faith 'Dream'

Measuring approximately 10cm x 4 cm. Price £2.99

This is Faith 'Beautiful'

Measuring approximately 9cm x 7.5cm. Price £3.10


This is Faith on her 'Windowseat'

Measuring approximately 8cm x 7.5cm. Price £3.50

xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx

Challenge 7 is..

For our challenge this week we would like to see some embossing on your cards, atcs' scrapbook, altered art, fat page etc.... The embossing can be dry , heat, liquid - any sort you like. :) :) :) And for this week you can use any image you like on your work - it does not have to be a Faith stamp..:)

Anyone using a Faith stamp will have their name entered into the draw twice. :)

Come back a wee bit later and check out the fab new designs available to buy from today..leave a comment on them too - which one is your favourite??

On with this weeks challenge.. here is the prize you could win:-

There are 2 Fantastic Plastic credit cards sized tags (with envelopes), 2 packets of Syntego Embellishments all can be used on your cards or on scrapbooking pages. :)

This is the last week for our very talented Kath as Guest DT - so I would like to say a huge Thank you to Kath for coming on board and giving us beautiful inspiration with her work. :) :) :)

Here are the DT's cards:-

Kath:- Kath has used CB embossing folder. :)



Dawn:- Dawn has used heat embossing on Faith and CB embossing folders for the layering. :)



Tina:- Tina has used 3D liquid on Faith and the CB embossing folders. :)


Linda:- Linda has used heat embossing and the CB border for dry embossing. :)




Debbie:- I have altered a box this week and used Kaliedoscope embossing powder on the lid..:)





If you do not have a blog then email me your work and I shall pop it up here in this post for you. :) :)

Here is an email entry from Joani:-

Thank you Joani - beautiful card, love your embossing on Faith and Wow what a fantastic bloom. :) :)

Another email entry from Jo - thank you Jo for your great card....love your embossing and how you have embossed the folder corner. :) :)




xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx

The winner is....

The winner for our mixed media challenge is.....
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Paula...:)
With her beautiful CD entry. :) :)

Paula I have your postal addy so I will get your prize sent out to you. :)

Thanks you for all the submissions sent - your are one talented bunch and we really enjoy going around your blogs and leaving a comment on your work. :)

xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx