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Sunday, 29 May 2011

Challenge 123 - Recipe

Challenge 123 - RECIPE - 3 dp's, 2 ribbons, 1 flower.

 Welcome to another week's challenge here at The Crafty Pad. It is Debbie here this week -
Mr Blogger has been a bad boy again and we all on the DT have had trouble with him,
it is Lorraine's turn to have him misbehave on her.:)
Sorry if you haven't had a comment on your entry, but please do be assured we have been to visit your blog but unable to leave comments at times.

Thank you so much for all your gorgeous Lace and Bow creations last week.:)

Our winner this week is #10 Heike with this gorgeous card.

Aren't those little wee meeces just the cutest. :)
Congratulations Heike. Please take your winners badge from the sidebar and if you click on Contact Us and email Debbie, she will sort your prize out for you.

Our top 3 are:

#21 Bridget  your wedding card is gorgeous and we loved the soft colouring of the lace and bows.
#23 Suzi McFloozy we thought your card is stunning and so femine.
#36 Gro Tjelvet we fell in love with your tags and thought they were absolutely stunning.
Well done ladies. All gorgeous so please take your top 3 badge.

This week we have a gorgeous RECIPE for you - 
3 DP's, 2 Ribbons and 1 Flower
Our Sponsor this week is Michelles Scrap and you could win
$15.00 to spend in her online store


Here is what the very talented DT ladies have come up with -
lots of inspiration for you again this week. :)
All examples have been made using Thank You Teacher images and Sentiment from

Leesa


Maggie




Ali




Dawn





Lorraine



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

All the links for the Design Teams blogs are in the sidebar so please go and have a look 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. We look forward to seeing all your recipe creations.




xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx

Sunday, 22 May 2011

CHALLENGE 122 - LACE AND BOWS

Hi, and welcome to another week's challenge here at The Crafty Pad. Thank you so much for all your lovely holey creations last week.
Our winner this week is #37 Tams with this gorgeous card.


Congratulations Tam. Please take your winners badge from the sidebar and if you click on Contact Us and email Debbie, she will sort your prize out for you.

Our top 3 are:
#6 Natalie and not just because the card is beautiful, but for the sheer amount of work that went into it too.
#19 The Crafty Den because we love her hole with her flying fairy.
#31 Ruby because she's deliberately used holes where she didn't need to.
Well done ladies. All gorgeous so please take your top 3 badge.

This weeks theme is LACE AND BOWS so we're expecting some really beautiful creations this week. It's not either/or...you MUST USE BOTH on your project. Our sponsor is the super CRAFTY SENTIMENTS and the winner can have 3 digi images of their choice.


Here's what the design team did for you this week. We all used a combination of Fairy Chloe and Butterfly's and verse all available from THE CRAFTY PAD DESIGNS.

























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

All the links for the Design Teams blogs are in the sidebar or you can just click on their name above the cards, so please go and have a look 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. We look forward to seeing all your yummy lace creations.
xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx

I have just received this email entry from the lovely Ruby - she is having problems with Mr Linky, he doesn't want to link her card - naughty man!!!  Mind you I had trouble getting into the blog with Firefox and had to use IE instead hmmmmm!  Anyway here is Ruby's card...


Here is another email entry I have just received - it is from Renuka - she doesn't have a blog..
Thank you Renuka - a beautifully designed card. :)

Thursday, 19 May 2011

TRIMMIE CRAFT BLOG HOP

Please click HERE for this weeks current challenge.

Just a quick post everybody to let you know that TRIMMIE CRAFT CHALLENGE are having a blogaversary blog hop! There are lots of prizes on offer and THE CRAFTY PAD DESIGNS is one of the sponsors. Why don't you pop over, have a look and take part as it's running alongside the normal challenge.

xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

MAKING A RIBBON ROSETTE

Hi everybody and a happy Wednesday to you all. With the release of the new Father's Day digi images Debbie has prepared a fabulous ribbon rosette tutorial for you.



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This is my tutorial for making a Father’s Day Rosette – I have made a card to match and put the rosette on the card so that it can be removed and worn......so it is a card and a matching gift. :)
There are 2 rosettes, the first one I have used the pre-coloured Rosette from The Crafty Pad Designs HERE and the second one is using the uncoloured image and a different way to use the ribbons. :)

Supplies:
Rosette image
Grosgrain Ribbons – very kindly supplied for this tutorial by Crafty Ribbons
Hot Glue Gun
Needle and Thread

1. I sized my coloured rosette at 10cm in length and printed off 3 times. Cut out 2 full images and the 3rd image you will only require the centre of the image.


2. Using Grosgrain ribbon – Yellow colour, width 16mm an approximately 100cm length,Thread your needle with matching thread of ribbon ( I have used white for this tutorial)Now tack (running stitch) all the way along the lower edge of ribbon.


3. Gather the ribbon together quite tightly until the length of ribbon is gathered, check that the length when curved will fit the inner circle of the rosette and secure with your last stitch.



4. Form your gathered ribbon into a circle of the size needed and check that it fits onto the main rosette image and that the centre image will fit on top of the gathered ribbon circle. Cut off the tails of the image and now cut 2 lengths of the remaining ribbon for the rosette tails and glue to the main rosette image.


5. Using a hot glue gun or similar strong glue – glue your gathered ribbon around the printed rosette. Don’t worry that the gathered ribbon is too long – just curve it into the centre of the image, this will help support your centre image.


6. Now using the hot glue gun stick your centre printed image onto the gathered ribbon and ensure it is flat and even.


7. I have put a safety pin on the back of the rosette and secured with the hot glue gun. :)
Your rosette is now complete and all ready to use on your matching card.


Here is the card I have made as an example –

This is the card without the ribbon rosette.


and with the rosette attached.


I have used low tack tape to stick the ribbon rosette to the one on the card – so that it can be easily removed and worn. :)

8. Here is the second rosette made slightly differently. This one is made using 2 co-ordinating grosgrain ribbons – 16mm wide Red Grosgrain and the other 10mm wide Gold Grosgrain.


9. We are going to use the un-coloured version of the Rosette image. I have coloured mine using Crimson and Amber Promarkers, but decided I would use the pre-coloured centre instead - the choice is yours. :)


10. Use the same steps of printing and cutting out the image.
11. We are going to use a different method for making the rosette – cut 15 pieces of the 10mm ribbon to 4cm in length and glue one end of each in place with hot glue gun.



12. Now using the glue gun glue each length over on top of itself to form a loop.


13. After cutting off the image tails cut and glue the 2 widths of ribbon to the length of your tails
14. Using the 16mm ribbon tack stitch, gather and secure ends and form a circular shape as we did in step 3, this time it should fit in the centre of your looped ribbon. Make sure your printed centre image will fit on top of it. Glue all together as we did in step 6 and 7.


15. Add a safety pin on the back so that it can be worn. :)
16. Now you have finished your rosette.


I hope you have found this tutorial inspirational and easy to follow?

Huge thanks to Crafty Ribbons for supplying such fantastic ribbons. :) I can honestly say the quality is the best. Please do pop over and see all the yummy ribbons they have - you won't be disappointed. :)


I do apologise for the state of my cutting mat - it sure gets a lot of use and wear. :)

Please if you do use it come back and leave us a link so that we can pop over and see your project and leave you a comment. :)