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Sunday, 28 August 2011

CHALLENGE #136 - DISTRESSING AND TEARING

Hello there. Sunday again and time for another challenge. Well, you really didn't like shaker cards did you? lol. I promise not to use that again. :o) Although we didn't have many entries this time, we still have to have a winner and that is #3 Sarah T.


Congratulations Sarah. Your little circles were super. Please take your winners badge from the sidebar and then please click on Contact Us, email Debbie and she will arrange your prize for you.

Our top 3 this week are:
#5 Lizy with a beautiful wedding card.
#7 Elaine with a fabulous medicine bottle for man flu. So funny!!!!
#9 Diane with her very pretty pamper card.
Well done ladies, they were lovely. Please take your Top 3 badges.

This weeks challenge is Distressing and Tearing so you can rip, tear and ink to your hearts content.
Our lovely sponsor this week is CRAFTY EMMA'S STORE


and the prize for our winner is £10 to spend in Emma's online store.

As always, the design team have used images and/or sentiments designed by Debbie at THE CRAFTY PAD DESIGNS (don't forget to go and check out the weekly specials) and here's what we did for you this week.














DEBBIE











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.

Don't forget that we have a DT call out for another week, so either put DT after your name in your entry or post in the DT call post at the top of the blog.

We look forward to seeing what you all rip up this week.
xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx


Sunday, 21 August 2011

CHALLENGE #135 - SHAKER CARD

Hello there and a happy Sunday to you all. Last weeks challenge was a WOW! You really like your cute 'n girly, we had sooooo many wonderful entries. Thank you. Our winner this week is #58 Elin with this beautiful card.


Well done Elin. Please take your winners badge from the sidebar and click on Contact Us, email Debbie and she will arrange your prize for you.

It was a nightmare trying to choose a top 3 this week, but here they are:
#30 Daniele for her gorgeous unicorn. Can't get much more cute 'n girly than that.
#134 Sazzlecraft for her lovely exploding box and baby shoes. Loved them.
#138 Ellen. Her colouring and designs are just stunning.
Congratulations ladies. All your entries were just fabulous. Please take your top 3 badge from the sidebar.

For this weeks challenge, we want you to make a Shaker Card. Any size, any style - as always, but you've got to be able to shake it. The prize this week is a £10 voucher to spend in our lovely sponsor JOANNA SHEEN's online store.


Don't forget that we have a DT call open, so if you'd like to join us, then put GDT after your name on your entry or comment on the DT call post at the top of the blog.

Here's what the design team did this week for you and we all used images from THE CRAFTY PAD DESIGNS.























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.

So, now go and have some fun and let's really shake it up!!!
xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx


Wednesday, 17 August 2011

POSH PINS TUTORIAL.

Please click HERE for this weeks current challenge.

Helloooo everybody and a happy Wednesday to you. This week we have another of Leesa's (The Navy Wife) fantastic tutorials for you.

Today I have another money saving technique to share with you all. I am going to show you how to make your own ‘Posh Pins’ as I have used on this card here.


Aren’t they Lush-a-licious! They look beautiful but expensive too!

Materials you will need -
An assortment of pins – Hat pins, floral pin, sewing pins, Jewelry head pins ect.
An assortment of beads and or pearls.
Hot glue gun
Heat embossing gun (optional)
Note the pins in the picture are 2 x jewelry head pins, a floral pin and an assortment of sewing pins with pearl heads.



Steps.
1. Take your pins and thread on beads until you find a design you like. Today I am making these pins with this design.


2. Holding your pin from the sharp end, let the beads roll down on the pin to your fingers. Take your hot glue gun and add a some amount of glue to the top of the exposed metal of the pin. While the glue is still hot and pliable, move your beads back up to the top of the pin.If your glue dries before you get your pins up, hit it with your embossing gun for a few seconds and this will remelt your glue allowing the beads to move up over the glue again.


3. If you find you have glue mess or dollop of glue at the head of the pin when finished (like mine in the picture); grab your embossing gun and pin and give it a few seconds under the heat, turning as you are heating it. This will remelt the hot glue and should remove the excess and leave your pin nice and smooth. – heating your pin up will also allow you to remove beads if you change your mind on the design.


4. Look at that! Your pins are now finished and ready to be added to your creations!




This is how my finished card ended up! I think my blue sparkle posh pins go elegantly with the Butterfly verse from THE CRAFTY PAD DESIGNS and the Butterfly fluttering ticket! Really gives it a stylish and classy look don't you think?

Do you like the Teepee card as well? It is a gorgeous and unusual fold! Why not have a peak at this tutorial HERE kindly made by the lovely Ms Ali at Aqualeiga's Escape and then have go at making yourself one too!

We hope you enjoy this tutorial and don't forget to show us your posh pins too. See you on Sunday for the next challenge.

xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx

Sunday, 14 August 2011

CHALLENGE #134 - CUTE 'N GIRLY

Hi everybody, we hope you're having a good weekend so far. Thank you for your lovely entries in last weeks challenge and this week our winner is #25 Heidy with this gorgeous card.


congratulations Heidy, it's really lovely. Please take your winners badge from the sidebar and then click on contact us and email Debbie for your prize.
The top 3 are
#7 Gro Tjelveit with her delicious strawberries and image.
#12 Mary C for her luscious cherry card.
#21 Nathalie L with her yummy yellow and Tilda.
Well done ladies. All lovely, so please take your top 3 badge.

This weeks challenge is Cute 'n Girly, so all your pretty, frilly images and papers will come into play here. Our sponsor this week is CREATIVE CRAFT WORLD with a £10 voucher for the shop on offer to our winner.


The design team all used girly images available from THE CRAFTY PAD DESIGNS and here's what we've done for you this week.





















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.

We're looking forward to seeing all the frills and lace you use and you can be sure we'll pop across to your blogs for a peek.
xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx