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Sunday, 4 September 2011


Hi everybody and happy Sunday. I have a couple of bits to tell you before I get to this weeks challenge, but if you must skip the news, then just scroll on down lol.

Thanks to all that applied to join us in our DT for 3 months. We enjoyed visiting your blogs and there is some truly stunning work out there. I can genuinely say it was hard to choose, so hard in fact that we've decided to have 2 join us. The lucky two are DIANE and VICTORIA. Welcome aboard ladies, it's great to have you with us. You will be able to see Diane's and Victoria's first projects with us next week, but meanwhile, why not pop over to their blogs and say hi.
It's always a pity that everybody can't win, but thank you all again for applying.

Now, our Debbie's had her pencils out again and she's gone all steampunky on us. These fantastic new digi images have just been released over at THE CRAFTY PAD DESIGNS, so why not pop over and treat yourself.

Here's a card that Debbie made to inspire you. Fabulous isn't it?

Last weeks distressing and tearing challenge brought some great cards and layouts - there was much yummyness on show but our winner this week is #33 The Crafty Den with this gorgeous birthday card.

Congrats Denise. It's a super card. Please take your winners badge from the sidebar and if you click on Contact Us and email Debbie, she will arrange your prize for you.
Our top 3 this week are:
#17 lydia with a really lovely butterfly creation.
#35 inkypinkcraft for her experiment that was a total success.
#38 Mona Eidhammer with her beautifully distressed fairy.
All lovely cards ladies, so please take your well deserved top 3 badge from the sidebar.

So onto this weeks challenge which is to use the colours BLUE AND BROWN. A lovely and always popular colour combination. Our sponsor this week is CRAFTY RIBBONS

and these very pretty ribbons are the prize.

These ribbons are exclusive to Crafty Ribbons and have been designed by them too. We think they're just gorgeous. They also have lots of other exclusive designs so why not pop over and have a peek.

Here's what the design team did this week for you, all using Just Ted and Flower or Just Ted and Ball available as always from The Crafty Pad Designs. I'd also like to introduce our Guest Designer for September - MARIA. Go and take a peek at her lovely blog. Welcome Maria, we're so glad to have you with us this month.

The challenge will close as always, next Saturday at 8.00pm UK time.

All the links for the Design Teams blogs are in the sidebar (or you can click on their names above the card pics) so please go and have a look to find out exactly how they have created their projects and leave them some love. :o)

Email entries are welcome. Email using the Contact Button and they'll be popped into the post for you and can I ask you again to PLEASE, please turn off your word verification if you don't mind. It's very time consuming making comments and it really does make like easier for us without it. Thanks.

As always, we look forward to seeing all your lovely work.
xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx


Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [04 Sep 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Diane said...

Congrats to Victoria and many thanks for also choosing me as a new team member !! Can`t wait to get going.....

hugs Diane xx

Betty said...

Congratulations to Diane & Victoria as new team members.

And what wondeful creatioms by the team, so inspirational.
Thank you for the challenge.
Hugs Betty x x

Beth aka BR-T said...

Blue and brown look rather nice!

Mona E said...

Thanks for picking me for the top 3 at the last challenge. It`s so awesome, lol! Gorgeous inspirational creations by the DT this week too. I just might have to enter this one also, lol. Hugs...Mona

Angelica said...

Thanks for the inspiration, beautiful DT samples.