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Sunday, 31 May 2009

Day3 winner 7 day stamp giveaway

Day 3 Winner of 7 Day Stamp Giveaway
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Number 10.
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This translates to Dazie

Well done Dazie and congratulations .


Email me your full postal address and I shall get your stamp in
the post to you. :) :)


The winner has been randomly chosen using my widget


xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx

Winner - Challenge 23

And the winner this week of challenge 23 uisng my random number generator is
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Number 7

This translates to:-

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Suzi...Contratulations Suzi. :) :)

Here is Suzi's winning card:-




Email me your choice of any single Crafty Pad stamp Suzi and
I will get it in the post to you tomorrow. :)

Thank you ever so much for all the lovely entries -
we have had lots of fun visiting your blogs. :) :)


xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx

Day 4 of The Stamp Day Stamp Giveaway

DAY 4 of 7 DAY STAMP GIVEAWAY


As a treat I shall include a card made up of that stamp to show how it looks
aswell as the plain stamped image:)


The 4th stamp for the GIVEAWAY is..............
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Belinda - Garden


This card has been made by the lovely Maxine...isn't it beautiful. :)



Now to be in with a chance to win the daily stamp:-


Put a link on your blog to The Crafty Pad saying
all about the 7 day stamp giveaway.
Leave a comment to say you have linked and why you would like the
particular stamp that is being given away.
That's it - real easy. :)


Each winner shall be drawn randomly. :)

Make sure and pop back to see if you have won..:)
I shall post up the lucky winner the following evening. :)


xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx

Saturday, 30 May 2009

Day 3 of 7 Stamp Giveaway

DAY 3 of 7 DAY STAMP GIVEAWAY


As a treat I shall include a card made up of that stamp to show how it looks
aswell as the plain stamped image:)



The 3rd stamp for the GIVEAWAY is..............
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Just Ted on his Ball





This card has been made by the lovely Tina...isn't it gorgeous. :)



Now to be in with a chance to win the daily stamp:-
Put a link on your blog to The Crafty Pad saying
all about the 7 day stamp giveaway.
Leave a comment to say you have linked and why you would like the
particular stamp that is being given away.
That's it - real easy. :)

Each winner shall be drawn randomly. :)

Make sure and pop back to see if you have won..:)

I shall post up the lucky winner the following evening. :)



xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx

Friday, 29 May 2009

Paper Piecing Tutorial

How to Paper Piece

Carefully choose an image, one that is not too intricate suits paper piecing. I have used Faith looks Sure for this tutorial. Decide which parts of the image you wish to paper piece and how many different papers you would like to use, I used two patterned papers and one handmade paper in this demonstration.

Stamp you image onto patterned paper of your choice.

Stamp the same image onto plain card.



Cut the patterned image out in sections as shown. Now cut the plain card image out as a whole image. The black has nothing to do with paper piecing it’s only to show the cut out image.



Colour any parts of your plain card image that you are not piecing.

Glue the paper pieces onto your plain card image.



Decorate as required if at all.
That is all there is to it but what a lovely effect!

Here is the finished card. :)



Hope you have found this tutorial helpful. :)


xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx

AND THE WINNER OF DAY 1 CRAFTY PAD STAMP GIVEAWAY

Day 1 Winner of 7 Day Stamp Giveaway .
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NUMBER 20

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Well done and congratulations ....

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Email me your full postal address and I shall get you stamp in the post to you. :) :)




A huge thank you to everyone who took part and joined in on the fun - come back again and try to see if you can be a winner. :)



The winner has been randomly chosen using my widget in the side bar.











xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx








xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx

Day 2 of The 7 DAY STAMP GIVEAWAY

7 DAY STAMP GIVEAWAY



Okay everyone here is DAY 2 of the
7 DAY STAMP GIVEAWAY

As a treat I shall include a card made up of that stamp to show how it looks
aswell as the plain stamped image:)

The 2nd stamp for the GIVEAWAY is............
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Belinda - Garden




This card has been made by the lovely Debbie... Such a lovely bright card. :)


Now to be in with a chance to win the daily stamp:-

Put a link on your blog to The Crafty Pad saying all
about the 7 day stamp giveaway.

Leave a comment to say you have linked and why you would like the
particular stamp that is being given away.

That's it - real easy. :)

Each winner shall be drawn randomly. :)
Make sure and pop back to see if you have won..:)
I shall post up the lucky winner the following evening. :)



xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Winner of Day 2 - 7 Day Stamp Givewaway

Day 2 Winner of 7 Day Stamp Giveaway .
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The winning number is 12 - this translates to
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Well done Cazzy and Congratulations .



Email me your full postal address and I shall get you stamp in the post to you. :) :)


The winner has been randomly chosen using my widget



xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx

7 DAY STAMP GIVEAWAY BEGINS TODAY...:)

Okay everyone here is the start of the
7 DAY STAMP GIVEAWAY

As a treat I shall include a card made up of that stamp to show how it looks
aswell as the plain stamped image:)

The first stamp for the GIVEAWAY is............
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JUST TED - HEART



This card has been made by the lovely Rozzy...isn't it just so sweet. :)



Now to be in with a chance to win the daily stamp:-

Put a link on your blog to The Crafty Pad saying all about the 7 day stamp giveaway.

Leave a comment to say you have linked and why you would like the
particular stamp that is being given away.

That's it - real easy. :)

Each winner shall be drawn randomly. :)
Make sure and pop back to see if you have won..:)
I shall post up the lucky winner the following evening. :)

xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx

Albert and Ruby..:)

These stamps of Albert & Ruby are ready to post to you today. :)

This is Albert & Ruby..
Approximate size 7cm x 5 1/2cm
Price £ 3.20  SALE PRICE £2.00



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This is Snoozin' Albert..:) He comes with this text stamp too - it is a seperate stamp to the image so you can use it where you like.
Approximate size 7cm x 6cm
Price £ 3.50  SALE PRICE £2.20




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This is Diggin' Albert..
Approximate size 7cm x 6cm
Price £ 3.20  SALE PRICE £2.00


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I have showed you the plain image and also the coloured image to give you an idea of how they could look when you colour them in at home..:) :)


xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx

Sunday, 24 May 2009

The Crafty Pad 7 Day Stamp Giveaway..:)

The Crafty Pad 7 Day Stamp Giveaway..

And it is going to begin Thursday 28th May – so make sure and pop back daily
to see if you are going to be the lucky person to win it. :)

All you will have to do is come back to:-

Leave a comment here and on your blog linking back to us and telling everyone
about the 7 day stamp giveaway.

If you do not have a blog then please email me and also leave a comment
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I will randomly draw out a daily winner. The winning name will be posted the following day.

The giveaway will consist of Belinda Gardens x3 over 3 days, Just Ted Hugs,
Just Ted Flower, Just Ted Heart and Just Ted Ball. :) :)

That’s it – real easy..no catches..lol, lol
So make sure and pop back on Thursday when the 7 day fun begins and
leave a comment if you would like to win a Crafty Pad Stamp. :) :)
I will post up a picture of the relevant stamp for that day. :)




xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx

NEW PREVIEWS OF ALBERT AND RUBY..:)

I have some new releases to show you.
The are for sale from Thursday 28th May. :)

They are available for pre-order now. :)

I would like to introduce you all to
ALBERT & RUBY

Here are the previews of them:-

This is Albert & Ruby..
Approximate size 7cm x 5 1/2cm
Price £ 3.20

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This is Snoozin' Albert..:) He comes with this text stamp too - it is a seperate stamp to the image so you can use it where you like.
Approximate size 7cm x 6cm
Price £ 3.50




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This is Diggin' Albert..
Approximate size 7cm x 6cm
Price £ 3.20


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I have showed you the plain image and also the coloured image to give you an idea of how they could look when you colour them in at home..:) :)

Hope you likey - and look forward to hear what you think of them. :) :)

xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx

Challenge 23..and some sad news....some good news and some more good news..:)

First of all let me just tell you the sad news......our very lovely Dawn has had to step down from the DT team - she has a lot on at present. So I would just like to take this opportunity to say a HUGE THANK YOU to Dawn for all the wonderful DT work she has created for The Crafty Pad and it was a great pleasure working with you. :) We are of course good friends and so we will stay in touch. :) :)


Now for the first part of the good news:-

Our newest member of the DT is the very lovely Maxine she shall be joining us from next week and then we can give her a lovely warm welcome to the Crafty Pad. ;)

Now for the second part of the good news:-

Pop back a bit later to see the previews of the new stamps being unveiled today. :)


This week we have a nice easy sketch:) You may twist and turn it and add other embellis too if you wish. :)


Any entries using a Crafty Pad stamp will have their name entered into the draw TWICE.:)

Any entries NOT USING a Crafty Pad stamp will have their name entered into the draw ONCE. :)

The winner will get to choose a single stamp from The Crafty Pad. :) :)

June Doing the Race for Life stamp is exempt from the prize.

Here is the sketch:-




Oh boy do we have a mega treat again for you this week from the very talented DT. :) :)

Pascale has made her beautiful card uisng Belinda Shopping and the Flower Border,even though her little one has been in hospital - hope all is well now Pascale. :) I would also like to say a HUGE thank you to Pascale for joining us as a GDT - it was a priviledge working with you. :) :)



Rozzy has made this stunning 3D card using Belinda Garden:-








Tina has made this beautiful using Belinda Garden:-





Debbie has made this fabby shopping bag from an old skirt - she has used Belinda Shopping:-






Please do go and visit the DT personal blogs for full info on how they created their stunning work this week. :)

Next week we have the very lovely Deb joining us for the next two challenges - looking forward to working with you Deb. :) :)

Please email all entries to me if you do not have a blog and I shall post them up here. :) :)




xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx

Winner of challenge 22....

And the winner of Challenge 22 using my Random Number Generator Widget is..
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No 9.
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This translates to..... Cheryl

Congratulations Cheryl..let me know your choice of any single Crafty Pad stamp and I will get it in the post to you. :)

This is Cheryl's winning ATC:-




Thank you to everyone for all your great submissions - we really enjoyed going around visiting you all. :)

xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx

Friday, 22 May 2009

A Race for Life Stamp..NOW AVAILABLE..:)

June Doing The Race for Life is NOW AVAILABLE. :)


I designed this stamp especially for the Race for Life charity run.

I have named her June because the some of the races for life is in June. :)

I shall be donating £1.00 for every stamp sold to the Cancer Research Charity.

She is quite a versatile stamp in that the Text is actually seperate to the image and so she can be used for Congrats, Good Luck, Well done etc. I have left the banner blank for you to use as you wish :)

June shall be available for pre-order from Monday 18th May - orders shall be dispatched on the 25th May. ;)

The price for the June stamp is £3.00


This June stamp is exempt for the sale prices.

This stamp is also exempt from the challenge prize.

xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Challenge 22....and a real DT treat for you..:)

is - The sun was shining so let's see something 'Shine' on your cards. You may interpet this whichever way you please, i.e. metallic, glitter, image of the sun shining etc. :) Look forward to seeing what you come up with. :)

Any single Crafty Pad stamp of you choice is the prize. :)

If you use a Crafty Pad stamp on your card your name will go in the draw twice. :)

If you don't not use a Crafty Pad stamp then your name will go in the draw once. :)

This week I would also like to introduce and welcome the very lovely Pascale - she shall be our Guest DT for the next two weeks. :)

Here are the absolutely brilliant examples from the very talented DT team, you are going to love them - they are such a creative bunch - thank you all ladies:-

Pascale - has made this beautiful necklace - how clever is that. :)




Rozzy has made this wonderful card:-






Tina has made this beautiful Sun Catcher:-






Debbie made this fabby card:-




Dawn has made this beautiful tag:




Please do pop over to the DT own blogs to see how they created their fabulous cards and indeed Pascale's clay necklace, and Tina's wonderful Sun Catcher - their links are in the side bar. ;)

If you do not have a blog then please email me and I will post your card up here in this post for you. :)

Here is an email entry from Joani - thank you Joani iit is beautiful and I love how you have used Faith Face. :) :)




Look forward to seeing your creations. :)
xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx