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Sunday, 29 July 2012

#181 'Things With Wings'

Good Morning Everyone...

I hope you are enjoying this rare bit of sunshine that we are having
here in the UK for the summer and of course for
the beginning of the Olympics!

It is my turn (Debbi) to pick the challenge theme this week and I have chosen

#181 'Things with Wings!'

There are certainly a lot of images that you can chose to inspire you and I hope you will join in our challenge this week... As always we have some great prizes on offer for the winners...

Our wonderful sponsor this week is:

Joanna Sheen

who is kindly offering a £10 Gift Voucher
for her wonderful online store!

We also have the wonderful Marianne from Marianne's Craftroom
 Joining us this week as well.
using TCP - Birds in Frame Silhouette
On to my project -

And now for the rest of Team B to share their inspiration too

How about THAT for inspiration!

We really hope you can play along with us this week.

xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Winner & TOP 5

Good Morning to all our lovely Crafty Pad followers (and a warm welcome also to anyone else who has visited us today!)

It's Ali here, with exciting news of winners and a Top 5 from our Paper-Piecing challenge last week.

I was SO pleased to see such a stunning variety of cards, and that so many of you seem to love paper-piecing as much as I do! Thanks to EVERYONE who joined in.

Choosing a Top 5 this week has been tricky, but without further ado, here's my final choice:

In RANDOM order:
#23 Cheryl (Shestamps) with her gorgeous paper-pieced froggy!

#14 Barbara A (U Inspire Me)
with her oh-so-cute paper-pieced stork and baby bundle.

#15 Sally R (Bizzi Hands)
with her fab paper-pieced outfit!

#3 Michelle JM (The Messy Barn)
with her beautiful paper-pieced flowers.

#13 Rachelle (I'm Black Martha)
with her adorable paper-pieced sundress.

Congratulations ladies, they are all fabby! Please take your badge and wear it with pride on your blogs. I hope everyone will click on the link and check out your creations :)

And I have asked Mr Random Integer Generator to pick our winner and he chose:

# 16 SAMANTHA (Penrith Crafts)

with this adorable card:

CONGRATULATIONS! You are the lucky winner of the £20 voucher to spend at Mei Flower, our fab sponsors this week!

Please email Debbie at to claim your prize. Please take your winners badge and display it on your blog with pride.

There is still plenty of time to join in with Challenge #180 - INTERACTIVE so why don't you have a go! And of course, do check again on Sunday, when we'll have a brand new challenge for you!

Hope to see you next week, happy crafting one and all!
xx Ali & The Crafty Pad Team xx

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

TCP Inspiration!

Morning all!
Can you believe we are already half way through the year!

But even with time disappearing in front of our eyes we still have time to share with you some 

Today our lovely Ali and Joanie have some wonderful creations to share with you!
Ali has made this adorable card using  
Bowling, it's a Strike, and  Strawberry Sundae Delight paper-pack

And Joanie has been playing with the adorable Belinda in Reflection
and made this stunning card. 
Thank you so much girls! These are just simply adorable! 

There is still plenty of time to enter this weeks challenge
#180 Interactive - 
Make it move / pop / spin / waterfall

We will back on Thursday with some winner(s) and the Top 5.
Hope you drop in and see us!
Happy crafting till then :)
xx The Crafty Pad Team xx

Sunday, 22 July 2012

#180 Interactive

Well peeps looks like we might be getting some summer here in the UK at last !!

Glad to see you enjoyed the "Paper Piecing" challenge last week and the team loved seeing what you all came up with !! Remember to check back on Thursday to see if you are a winner !!

Here is this weeks challenge for you choosen by Joanie.

 Make it move, pop-up, spin, waterfull, anyway you want, just make it move !!

 Sponsoring us this week is 

With this gorgeous selection of ribbons aptly named
Teddy Bear Picnic up for grabs for our winner !!

We have the lovely Marianne from Marianne's Craftroom
 using TCP - Christmas Ted With Snowman

So lets see what Team A have been upto this week to inspire you.

using TCP - Pink Elf Quad Slider Card

using TCP -Butterflies with verse and borders


using TCP - Snowman Couple

using TCP - Teds in Love

using TCP -Patch Flying

I think you will agree the girls have made some fab creations that sure do move !!

Hope you can play along with us this week and please just have fun with it !!

xxThe Crafty Pad Teamxx