Thursday, 23 December 2010


I did a little crafting this morning for the first time in a couple of weeks and thought I would enter a few challenges with this bookmark I have made for the challenge at Lovely Hanglar Only. The image is, of course, a Hanglar image which I have coloured with Copics cut out and mounted onto a piece of card. The sides were made using a Martha Steward edge punch, I punched some small flowers and added adhesive stones in the middle and finished with a heart charm on some jump rings. I am also entering this for the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Rainbow Lady - Your Choice from 2010
(Challenge 90 - Have a Heart)
Paperplay Challenges - Anything but a Card

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Santa Baby

My DT card today is for the challenge at My Time to Craft which is "Santa Baby". The image I used is by Lili of the Valley, I coloured with Copics and added some Stickles, the circle was edged with Distress ink and matted onto a gold doily, the bp is by Craft Creations. I finished with a ribbon, Prima poinsettia with a jewellery spacer and gem in the centre, charm and sentiment by Magnolia.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Snow, Snow, Snow

Good Morning, my card today matches the weather - snow, snow, snow, hope you are all managing to keep warm and safe in this weather. The challenge this week at The Crafty Pad is "Anything Goes" and the DT are using the snowglobe image by Debbie of the Crafty Pad. I coloured my image with Copics, paper pieced the bottom of the globe and added some Stickles, the papers are by HOTP and GCD, the flowers were cut on the Cuttlebug with a Marianne die, I added Twinklets to them and pearls in the centres. I finished with some cotton lace and added the sentiment which is by Nina of Paper Cupcakes.

Our sponsor this week is Lou from Creative Craft World.

This is the last challenge of the year at The Crafty Pad and will run until 28 December, we will be back with some great new challenges and sponsors starting 9 January 2011

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Around the World

The challenge at My Time to Craft today is "Around the World Tour". My card is made using a drawing of the Eiffel Tower I got from a website, and edged with distress ink, I distressed the edges of the paper which is by Magnolia as is the large rose and the smaller ones are from my stash. I finished with ribbon and a heart punched with a Martha Stewart punch.

Monday, 13 December 2010

A Merry Christmas Snowman

Today is the last challenge of this year at Paper Cupcakes and you can pick up this gorgeous digi image by Nina for free. Our challenge this week has been set by Dru and she has challenged us to make a Christmas card using "A Merry Christmas Snowman" image and to use traditional red and green. I have coloured my image with Copics cut out with Nesties circles and scalloped circles for the red mirri layering. The bp is from the Papermania Henbury Lane Christmas pad, the heart was punched with a Martha Stewart punch, I added some Prima Poinsettia's, lace and tiny bells.

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Let it Snow

Good Morning, from a beautiful sunny Lancashire, though there is still a little frost about. Well we had lots of entries for our competitions last week, my mini competition had 23 entries, the answer to how many eyelets was 74, and I had four people who guessed just one out I put the names in a hat and drew out PAT (My Work in Progess blog) who guessed 75. Congratulations! would you please email Debbie at with your choice of image from and please put CP MINI in the subject line. Please check the challenge blog for winners of the main competition.



On now to this week's challenge at The Crafty Pad which is Embossing - heat or dry. The DT are all using images by our sponsor Robyn Fetish. I coloured my image with Copics and added some Stickles, the bp is from the Forever Friends Christmas Pad. I used the snowflake Cuttlebug folder, the sentiment is by Nina of Paper Cupcakes and I finished with lace, ribbon, pearls, and a pearl snowflake. The prize from Robyn this week is 5 digi images or digi papers.

We also have a special pack of Promarkers from Letraset to give away.

So why not join in our challenge this week and see if you can win these super prizes.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Reindeer Greetings

Good Morning, very cold and frosty again this morning but the sun is shining on the hills and it does look beautiful. Now to my card for the day which is for the Challenge at My Time to Craft - Reindeer Greetings. The topper I used is by Kanban, the paper by Craft Creations, I cut the swirl with a Marianne die and added ribbon and sentiment.

Monday, 6 December 2010

Christmas Ornament

Good Morning, my DT project today is for Paper Cupcakes, where the challenge this week is brought to us by Carol and is to make a Christmas Ornament. I used two of Nina's images (one on each side) cut them out with Nesties and sandwiched them with silver also cut out with Nesties, coloured with Copics. The wreath at the bottom was made by folding paper pieces from my stash following instructions from a copy of Crafts Beautiful, all held together using ribbon.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

The Crafty Pad - 100th Challenge

Good Morning, rather a long post for you today, but hopefully an interesting one. We are celebrating our 100th Challenge at The Crafty Pad the theme this week is "Anything Goes". I have made a set of a gift bag and card for the challenge and used two digi images by Debbie, which I have coloured with Copics, the paper is by Little Yellow Bicycle, I added some Poinsettia's from my stash, ribbon and sentiment.
On The Crafty Pad Challenge blog there is a competition and to be eligible for entry you must:
Follow the Crafty Pad blog and enter the current challenge.
Guess how many items are in the picture
Display the celebration badge on your blog.
Only one entry per person.
There will be one winner who will win:
A set of 5 Promarkers from our Sponsor:

Six polymer stamps from The Crafty Pad and also a £10 voucher from:
The runner-up will receive 3 Polymer stamps from The Crafty Pad.
Each member of the DT also has a mini competition on their blog, again to guess how many items in the picture, and mine is to guess how many eyelets in the picture below:
Please leave your answer in the comments section of my blog. One winner will be chosen from all the correct entries and will get their choice of a digi image from The Crafty Pad.
The competitions will all run from 12.00pm Sunday 5 December until 8.00pm Saturday 11 December.
Finally for the week of the competition Debbie will be having a sale at the Crafty Pad of 30% discount on all stamp orders and 10% discount on all digi images.

So why not pop over to The Crafty Pad Challenge blog and enter the competition and also visit the other DT members blogs and join in the mini competitions.