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Tuesday, 29 June 2010

DT CALL

 I would like to add a further 2 DT members to work on the challenge group The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs has at the forum   http://www.ididitcreations.com/forum/

You would be working with my digi images and have to make examples for the challenges that would be set.

You of course need to be active on the I Did It forum and have an active blog also. :)

If you are interested and feel you can be active regularly on this forum then please email me at....

  craftypad-deb@hotmail.co.uk - please include a link to your blog showing your work and tell me a
little bit about yourself.

Closes 1st July 2010

PLEASE SCROL DOWN FOR THE LATEST CHALLENGE. :) :)

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Challenge 77

 Hi everyone - isn't the weather glorious. :) :)  Thank  you for all the entries last week. :) :)

 Our sponsor this week is Crafty Sentiments

 
 and here is what you could win:- Amy Spring.  Isn't she just so sweet. :)  Pop over to Crafty Sentiments
and have a wee looksee. :)


Now on with our challenge.  This week we would like to see
some Embossing on your project.  It can be heat embossed, 3d embossed
or CB embossed. :)

It is not a requirement that you use a Crafty Pad image -
but if you do your name will go into the draw twice - doubling your chance to win. :)

And here are all the wonderful DT examples for you:-

Pat



Rozzy


 Suzi



Maxine



 Debbie


All examples have been made using the CupCake Collection
you can find it HERE

Challenge closes Saturday 8pm GMT

Please do go and visit the personal blogs of the DT ladies
to find out how they created their projects.  Links are in the side bar.


All email entries welcome - please email me and I
will post your entry here.

Looking forward to seeing your wonderful entries. :)

xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx

Winner of Challenge 76

Thank you for all the great entries for this challenge. :)

Huge big thank you to the lovely Joanna Sheen for being a great sponsor. ;) :)

The lucky winner this week out of the draw is:-

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Kim Mc -      http://iamlivinginparadise.blogspot.com/

Congratulations Kim, please contact me with your postal address and I shall pass it on to Joanna. :)

Please take this winners badge to display on your blog. :) :)



xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Challenge 76, Digi to Candle Tutorial, Few Days Left of Mega Comp

 Thank you to everyone for taking part in our last challenge - thoroughly enjoyed visiting you all. :)

Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful men - hope you gave them
a nice cuppa whilst they were in bed...:)

Don't forget there a still a few days left if you still want to enter our MEGA Competition -
closes 24th June. Click HERE to go.

You can find a tutorial HERE of how to use your digi images to decorate a candle - 
makes fabulous gifts for all occasions. :)

Now on with our challenge.  This week we have a Recipe for you:-
1circle, 2 rectangles, 3 papers and some ribbon.

It is not a requirement that you use a Crafty Pad image -
but if you do your name will go into the draw twice - doubling your chance to win. :)

The prize this week up for grabs has been very kindly sponsored by
the very lovely Joanna Sheen - £10.00 gift voucher to spend in her scruumy shop.
Please do go and visit her - lots to jump into your basket and free P&P..:)




So on with the fabulous inspiration from all the lovely DT ladies...

 Pat:







Rozzy:


Suzi:






 Maxine:


 Debbie:



 All examples have been made using the CupCake Collection
you can find it HERE

Challenge closes Saturday 8pm GMT

Please do go and visit the personal blogs of the DT ladies
to find out how they created their projects.  Links are in the side bar.


All email entries welcome - please email me and I
will post your entry here.

Looking forward to seeing your wonderful entries. :)


xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx

Winner of challenge 75

Thank you all for the fabulous entries - we had a great time visiting you all. :)

Huge thanks to our wonderful sponsor of the challenge -
Creative Craft World

And the winner is number 3 which translates to..
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Pat - http://clevercrafting.blogspot.com/

Congratulations Pat - please email me your full postal address and I will forward on to Lou. :)

Please take you winning badge..



Here is Pats winning card - she has used the CupCake Collection.






xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Using Digital Image to Decorate a Candle


This is my Tutorial for decorating a candle using a Digital Image and Tissue Tranfer Method


You will need :-

Church Candle (the firmer the candle wax the better)
Heat Gun
A4 Copy Paper
White Tissue Paper
Greaseproof Paper
Sellotape
Digital Image
Colouring medium if you are not colouring image on your pc

1.  Choose the digital image you wish to use - I have used the CupCake Collection
from The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs.
..HERE




2.  Size the image to your needs.  Colour your image using your
paint/photographic programme at this stage. My were coloured on my pc.

3.  Using your white tissue paper cut a sheet of it smaller than your A4 copy paper -
allow enough area around the tissue paper to use the sellotape.  You may have to experiment
how much of a border you need to leave between the sellotape and the edge of the copy paper,
this will depend on your printer.
See the photo below - this works great for my Epsom DX4450.
  
       
4. Arrange your images on your pc so that they will print onto the tissue paper - taking care
that it does not print on to the sellotape. If you did not colour on the pc, print your images then
colour.  You can use any colouring medium, but be very careful not to over wet the image
or the tissue paper will tear.






5. Cut your images out allowing a very small edge around the image.  I find it easier to cut
my images out whilst the tissue paper is still adhered to the copy paper.



6. Now lay your image onto the candle (you can use a little bit of gluestick to hold your
image in place if you wish).  Now use your greaseproof paper to wrap around the candle tightly
and hold at the back.

7. Heat your image through the greaseproof paper.  Keep moving your heatgun around the image,
do not hold in the one place - your candle will melt!  Again this will depend on the heat gun
you have - some are more fierce than others.  You will notice that the image will change colour
slightly, when this happens remove heat and the greaseproof paper.







8.  Follow step 7 for any additional images you are using.

9.  That is it - one decorated candle.  Just add further embellishments, ribbon, glossy accents etc.
I used Glossy Accents on my cherries, glitter on the cupcake, small adhesive pearl added to my 'Sweet' text
and ribbon to finish.

This makes an excellent gift, use a christmas image for the festive season etc.
You could also wrap the candle in clear cellophane (available from florists) and tie with
co-ordinating ribbon and add a small tag using the same image. :)

I did enjoy making this tutorial and I do hope you find it easy to follow and that
you enjoy decorating your candles. :) :)
Please let me know when you make yours - I would love to see them. :)

Have Fun
Debbie  ..:) :)

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Challenge 75, BRAND NEW RELEASES AND MEGA Competition

 Thank you for all the wonderful entries last week. :) :)

We have some fabulous brand new releases for you too - 
pop over to the 
crafty pad stamp designs site to see them all - HERE

Don't forget about our MEGA COMPETITION we have running - pop over to check it out HERE

 Our sponsor this week is the lovely Lou from Creative Craft World


And the prize this week is :-


A great set for some fabulous card making.  
Please do pop over and check out Creative Craft World. :)

It is not a requirement that you use a Crafty Pad image -
but if you do your name will go into the draw twice - doubling your chance to win. :)

Our challenge this week is :-  PAPER PIECING.....this is a lovely techinque. ;)

Ooh and have the DT girls been excelling themselves again this week:-
feast your eyes on these beauties..:) :)


Suzi



Rozzy



 Pat


 Maxine



 All samples have been created using the CupCake Collection - HERE - available
in both digi and polymer stamps. :)

Challenge closes Saturday 8pm

Please do go and visit the personal blogs of the DT ladies
to find out how they created their projects.  Links are in the side bar.

All email entries welcome - please email me and I
will post your entry here.


Looking forward to seeing your wonderful entries. :)

Don't forget about checking out the newest releases at 
the crafty pad stamp designs HERE and
our MEGA COMPETITION too. :)

xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx

Winner of Challenge 74

 Thank you for all the fabulous entries for this challenge. :) :)

Brand new releases out over at the crafty pad stamp designs 
and
don't forget our Mega Competition too. :)

This weeks winner of the complete CupCake Set of Polymer stamps is
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Lori of -  

 Congratulations Lori - please email me with your full postal address and I will get your stamps
sent off to you. :) :)


xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Challenge 74 - Also Don't Forget the Mega Competition

Thank you to everyone who took part in our last challenge - your creativity is fantastic and is always a pleasure to see.
Don't forget to check out our Mega Competition over at CPSdesigns - HERE
Crafty Pad Stamp Designs are also Sponsoring this week's Challenge
Please do go and visit
This week's winner will receive a set of the BRAND NEW Cupcake Design Stamps



So, on to this week's Challenge which is…..

 Swirls & Pearls
Here's what the Creative Design Team have been making for you this week.
Please don't forget to visit their individual Blogs


Suzi



Pat

Maxine








  


All images used on these examples are from
the Cup Cake range that can be found- HERE

Please do go and visit the personal blogs of
the DT ladies. :)
Challenge closes Saturday 8pm GMT
No Blog - then please email me and I will post
your entry here. :)
Please don't forget about the mega Competition
xxThe Crafty Pad Team xx