Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge! Orange and one other colour! and Just Us Girls

Don't you just love orange.. and pink. and all the other colours in the rainbow lol 

Anyway... this Saturday.. the Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge was.. yes.. you guessed it... 

Orange and one other colour! 

So here is my entry and of course as usual ... I decorated the envelope.. also a daisy on the fold on the back!


So thanks another great challenge! The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!

Also added this challenge to the Just Us Girls blog... 

Click on the links to take you to the pages!

Peachy Keen Stamps No 14 .. Daring Card Makers Favourite Things...Charisma Cards - Just Us Girls Blog Challenge!

Ok ok ok... I just got soooooooooooo excited when I saw these challenges...  I have used lots of things that I love and drool over!  (Does that make me sad lol!!)  Looks like so far.. I have added this to FOUR challenges... Maybe I need to be stopped ... even dreaming of crafting now.... Oh Dear!!


***Make a card
***Use the colors PINK AND BROWN as the main color scheme.
***Use a stamped image (preferably Peachy Keen Stamp - but not required)
***Incorporate a piece of ribbon
***Use some type of glitter (stickles are fine!)

Sadly I didn't have any of their images to use.. doh!


Also the Delightful Daisies Challenge on Charisma Cardz... I blame them as I do love daisies... oops this will be my third entry with them this week!  (Bet that isn't allowed?!)


This is a chance to go mad with the papers, embellishments, tools and styles you really love to use.
I'd like you to use at least 5 of your own personal favourite things on your card this week - if you can make it 10 then you can claim our DCM Gold Star - virtual, of course lol.


Hope you like this... I have added rather a few photos as I am just realllllllllllllly pleased with how it has turned out!

Some of my favourite things I used on this card were...

1.  Embossing, as in dry ... just love changing the look of papers.

2. Water-colouring... I painted the images with water-colour.. love their effect.

3. Glitter... what girlie doesn't love glitter!  Used a lovely yellow one here for the centre of the daisies.

4.  Feather.. as I thought it added some soft texture to the card.

5.  Flowers... I made these for this card using lots of different papers that I have and in different sizes.. adorable!

6.  Ribbon... love this polka dot brown ribbon.. goes so well with the colours too!

7.  Handmade paper with flowers in... luxury and I  use very little as soooo nice!

8. Heart Gem Stones... in pink too.. woooah!

9.  Shimmer Paints... used these on top of the water-colour paints on the steps... to give it that lovely glimmer... fantastic!

10.  Glitter Pen... Oh how I love my glitter pen... want it on everything!  I used a clear glitter on the card and on the envelope a pink and silver one.

11. faithful daisy stamp on the envelope... just love it!

Think I should stop now lol...

I also  have added this to Just Us Girls Challenge..some really lovely challenges out there.. I could just keep going and going... someone stop me!!

Well do you just love this as much as I do??????

Friday, October 23, 2009

Colour Create Challenge - All White! And Daisy Charisma - Just Us Girls..Challenge



Whoah... I do love doing these challenges... I go to bed at night and can't wait for the next day to start crafting again... Gee ... should I get a life?

Well you guessed it.. the challenge was all white... the only colour was your image ....   Great Challenge  Colour Create!

Just realised.. and not sure if I can enter two but I have put a daisy on the front of this card.. so going to enter it to in Charisma Cardz Challenge for Daisies!  

Well this is my fifth entry to Just Us Girls... Great site.. well worth checking out!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!

DIG DEEP was the title.. and thought wow not used this stamp in ages.. and the twinkling H20's.. so great to get them out again.. thanks!

Peachy Keen Stamps

Just came across this lovely blog candy... it is up soon.. but still worth checking out the blog and shop!

Look on the side bar... fab!

C.R.A.F.T Challenge No 21 and Charisma Challenge.. Daisy!


Great challenge from C.R.A.F.T Challenge this week.

For this week we are having a recipe challenge! You can create anytype of project as long as its new and combines 1 ribbon, 2 buttons and 3 papers.....

Again I did the envelope.. thought I would send this one to my mother as I have just heard that she has been admitted to hospital... I wonder when the illness around will stop!

Wow.. just seen that Charisma are doing a DELIGHTFUL DAISIES Challenge... so I have entered this as well... hope it qualifies?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Crafty Pad Challenge.. No 42


This was the sketch this week... and a lovely one at that!  I have to say that I do like sketches.

I did use some trimcraft Christmas papers on this one.. they are lovely to work with.  Of course I decorated the envelope too!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fab's Big Christmas Challenge - Round/Bauble... 41

Came across this funky little blog doing Christmas card challenges and thought I could join in with this one!  The subject was round... so I made these two round cards... they are double sided and do open up ... also have a liner and I made some nice card envelopes to put them in!...

Challenge Card - The Crafty Pad and Creative Card Crew!


The Creative Card Crew required - Scallops this week... so I included the below competition too!

I used this lovely image on a card the other week for a friend with cancer.. sadly she passed away and I never knew if she got the card or not.  Seeing as it is such a lovely image I decided to do another card with it so I can see the image in a more delightful note not sorrow.

After printing off two images, I water-coloured both and cut one out.  Used a little glitter there too... I think it is pretty and bright! I even put a strip of the paper down the envelope.. as I tend to think that we forget to decorate those and they are the first thing that we see!

The Crafty Pad



Here is what you have to do…

1. Use this FREE digi image of 'Ellie & Mo' to create your card.

2. Any design and colour you like.

3. You may use any embellishments you like – but please DO NOT use any other stamps.

4. You must have an active blog to enter this competition.

5. You must post up on your blog about the competition with all the rules and a link to  The Crafty Pad.

6. Spread the word about the competition to your blogging/forum friends.

7. The competition is open until 6pm GMT 26th October.

8. You may enter as many times as you like.

9. Your card will be judged by the DT members and myself.

Please Email me with your Name, picture of your entry and your blog details. Please put 'COMPETITION' in the Subject of your email.

Your card/s should be shown on your blog when you have made them, but please make sure that the information about the competition is posted along with your card and picture of the FREE digi image and a link back to The Crafty Pad. You may also post it in the side bar throughout the duration of the competition.

A short list and the winning card will be shown on The Crafty Pad Blog on 26th October approximately 8pm.

The prize is a 6 week GDT spot with us here at The Crafty Pad. You will be working with the same stamps as the DT’s. Your GDT spot will start from 8th November if this date is suitable to the winner and The Crafty Pad.

Good Luck to everyone who enters – we are looking forward to seeing all the wonderful entries.

PLEASE NOTE the normal weekly challenges will be running as normal and you may enter both if you wish.  All GDT's may enter too.

Please feel free to take this FREE digi stamp of Ellie & Mo even if you are not entering the competition - but it would be really nice if you would link back to The Crafty Pad saying you got the image here. :)

Click on the FREE digi image to get the large version - then right-click and choose 'Save as' to your computer.

The image is in jPEG format and can easily be resized to suit your needs.

TIP - Print off your image and allow to sit overnight before colouring to minimise bleeding. :)

Introducing - Ellie & Mo

Monday, October 19, 2009

Creative Insprations Challenge No 19

Under the velum is a really lovely rose that has been glittered.... he is a man who likes romantic verses and cards!  Not many of those around now is there!

“A Special Card or Project with Numbers on it” from Creative Inspirations.

Crafty Card Cards... Selection