Thursday, May 28, 2009

Craft Stamp give away

There is going to be a 7 Day Stamp Giveaway and it is going to begin today so make sure and pop over there and pop back daily to see if you are one of the lucky winners :)

All you will have to do is go back each day to leave a comment, then on your blog link back to the the Crafty Pad and telling everyone about the 7 day stamp giveaway.
Todays Stamp

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Stamping Chick and Incy Wincy Challenges

Good afternoon ladies and gents, hope your all having a good day, my day started with a parcel but not the crafting kind I might add but my next lot of study materials for the second half. Well I took one look at the endless books and dvd’s I have to get my brain round that I decided to file them under Will Look Tomorrow lol.

I decided to have a craft morning instead and went with a theme from Stamping Chick, which is Blue and Brown, and Incy Wincy which is, you must have a present on your card so this card fits both challenges.

I used Shabby Princess papers, Bo Bunny ribbon and gems, the images are from Clare Curds Signature Range, the sentiment is from my new Whiff of Joy Summer Collection and I coloured them with a mixture of Copic pens and watercolours.

The Inside I used a Sakura gel pen on the presents and finally layered each section up, I was quiet pleased with the result what do you think?
Much better than looking at books that will most probably do my head in lol, I shall have that pleasure tomorrow, that’s all for now my lovelies and off to do some blog hopping before dinner needs preparing.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

7 Day Stamp Givaway

The Crafty Pad 7 Day Stamp Giveaway..And it is going to begin Thursday 28th May – so make sure and pop back daily to see if you are going to be the lucky person to win it. :)

Monday, May 25, 2009

New challenge blog and candy

New Challenge blog called Polks Doodle the first sketch looks fab and wait for it!!!candy up for grabs too, so come girls get over there and check it out.

Hugs Linda

Cute Daisy May

Hi Ladies, I went down to the craft shop today as I bought a flower punch yesterday and darn thing will not work aggg but they did not have another one so I will just have to wait and hope they get some in. While I was there I bought some yummy cakes from next door as I write this I realize I'v left them in the shop ohh not my day today

On to my DT spot for Cute Daisy May and this week’s theme is to make a Monotone card, I used sheet 24 from Daisy designs, but you don’t have to use the Daisy images just pick one of your own. I choose the colour Pink! well that’s no surprise as it happens to be one of my favourite colours. Hope you like it and the guest designer spot is still open so don’t forget to get those entries posted.

Thought I share with you this photo editor called Photo Scape and I must say I love it and its got all these jazzy things you can do with it, but I am still in the experimental stage at the moment lol, I would almost certainly be able to do more with it, but its finding the time.

Thank you for popping by my place and have a really good day.

Hugs Linda

Sunday, May 24, 2009

DT Call and Candy

Delightful day to day as I had a delivery, my new Whiff of Joy stamps whooo so beautiful and can not wait to get them inked up, oh and the usual comment from hubby, you know the one, what do you want them for lol.

On to my card, I have used the sketch from Nutshells and their image, isn’t she a beauty.
I have used K and Co papers, oh the purple is from a stack of recycled paper (new in the craft shop) which I put through the Cuttlebug with swiss dots embossing folder. The green flowers, leaves and gems are Bo Bunny and the flowers I did in the Cuttlebug, sandpapered the edges and moulded them to give a bit of texture, font on the computer.

I left the inside blank again for now, till I make up my mind who it is for.

Nutshells have a DT call, all you have to do is follow the sketch, created by Nikki and download their free image to use as simple as that, so why not try your hand ladies.

Also to celebrate the launch of their new blog they have some fantastic candy to give away!
4 brand new Nutshells stamps from the new Summer collection, before the official release, and a selection of Imaginisce flowers, you gotta be in it to win it

Friday, May 22, 2009

To celebrate the launch of their new Nutshells blog, they have some fantastic candy to give away! One lucky winner will receive 4 brand new Nutshells stamps from the new Summer collection, before the official release, and a selection of Imaginisce flowers, go check it out you will not be disappointed.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Whiff of Joy image

Hi everyone,
Today has been a quiet day for me as I was studying but I did manage to take time out to get a challenge done for Cupcake Craft Challenge. I used a Whiff of Joy image and coloured her with water colour pencils, actually this is the second image I coloured, as I had just finished the first one and spilt water on it aggg don’t you just hate it when that happens.
The papers are from K and Co, I love the colours of this paper, on the right side is a border strip I cut in half and threaded ribbon through the holes and tied a bow in the middle, the strip on the left is from Bo Bunny.
The flowers I did in the Cuttlebug, sandpapered the edges and moulded them to give a bit of texture, the gems and pin are from down the souk here and the sentiment is a stamp but I cannot remember the name of it.

I am showing you the inside, so you can see the beautiful colours in the paper and I left the inside blank for now till I make up my mind who it is for.

Have a good day all and thanks for popping by.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Dianne Over at Paper Hugs is holding a blog Candy, go check it out it’s yummy.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Using a new stamp

New stamp

Hi Ladies I am a bit late posting today, as I was busy making tomato chutney and sauce with hubby and it took longer than we thought, we had a glut of tomatoes and we needed to do something with them so hence a busy night for us.

Yesterday I received a little parcel from my friend and included was Clare Curds Signature range of stamps, now isn’t she beautiful and just what I was looking for and could not wait to share with you all.

I inked her up and could not wait to get started, I coloured her using my Copice (must get some paler colours) and I use sakura gel on the envelope and present bag to do the flowers. Bo Bunny papers which I sanded the edges, flowers Bo Bunny and the gems and pin from down the souk here also I stamped the message but can not remember where I got the stamp (age thing lol)
The inside present I used a sakura glaze on the dots and the left side blank as I want to put a personal message on there.

On the day I received these stamps I look Clare up on the net as I had never heard of her (sorry) and found she had a blog called Clare Curds Signature Range, Stamping Chick and a challenge one at that so I have entered this card.

Thanks for popping by and I am off to look at your blogs now, have a good day or night.

Blog Candy

Gayle over at Little Bird Designs is celebrating her Birthday tomorrow and is offering a fantastic blog candy, you have to see this on ladies its beautiful, so go on pop over and enter.

New challenge blog and Candy

New challenge blog called The Next Level will not only be a fun and informative place to hang out for card crafters and scrapbookers of all levels, but it is hoped that it will also become a valuable source of information, hints and tips, tutorials, downloads and much more.
It also has a fantastic candy on offer to celebrate their launch on June the 1st, so go round and have a look

Monday, May 18, 2009

Cute Daisy May and Friday Sketchers

Cute Daisy May and Friday Sketches

Good Morning Ladies
Well it soon got round to Monday again, I am sure the older you get, the more time goes faster, so I am sticking to 30 something ohhhh in my dreams.
Todays card is for my DT spot at Cute Daisy May and I also entered into Friday Sketches which is a beautiful sketch this week by Claudia Rose

So on to my DT spot for this week at Cute Daisy May’s, and this week’s theme is Spring Colours and Flowers ohh I love Flowers, so get those juices flowing and have a bash and if you win you get a download of your choice from the talented Linnie and you get to sport the new Daisy Logo on your blog, now that’s worth entering for.
Reminder you do not have to use the Daisy images, the choice is yours as long as its cute.
Now this ones so cute I loved colouring her, oh I named the dog Muffin, as I was colouring her hubby said do you want a muffin lol, silly I know.

Just a simple inside this time, but I did enjoy it and that's what's it's all about, don't you agree.

Cute Daisy Notice

Well thats all for now and will be back later to check on your creations, thanks for popping by and leaving me really nice comments I do appriciate it.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Blog Candy

Blog Candy at Becky's

Becky over at Beckys Happy Crafting is holding a candy to celebrate her 30th Birthday, Happy Birthday Becky its a beautiful candy and great flowers in it, love flowers.

What you have to do is make a cute card Birthday card and here is mine I made.

Friends Card

Friends Card

Good Afternoon Ladies
Well busy day today, as I was up very early too take two doggies for a walk as my friend has gone away for a few days, then had a play in the garden with the dogs or should I say I had a play as they just sat a watched me, I am sure they were thinking, ok Linda’s lost it lol.

On to my card I made this morning, its for the Whiff of Joy Challenge and you had to make a friendship card which was great as I was making one for my friend in the UK to send her, along with some crafting goodies. All the things you see on the card are from K and Co except the image of course which is WFJ and I cannot wait till my Summer stamp kit comes ohhh.
I used Stickles on the wings, cakes and flowers, the lace bit from my stash and a distressing ink is Pink/Brown around the image, I also sand papered round the pink card.
I did the inside too with matching papers and a flower punch.

The reason I use Bo Bunny, Shabby Princess and K and Co a lot is these are the makes we get in our 1 craft shop, I am hoping she will get something different soon (not complaining really) I just like a change now and then.
Time to go as hubby will be in soon and I am doing afternoon tea yummy, thanks for popping in and I shall be round your blogs later.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Blog Candy

Elizebath has this beautiful candy up for grabs all you have to do is post a link on your blog and recall a childhood memory. The are simply superb stamps ( see my side bar) so go take a look and enter.

Tilda and Ladybird

Tilda Card

Good Evening Ladies and any Gents that have popped over.

I’ve been in one of my favourite shops today, the candle shop and the smells are magnificent, so I just had to have a little purchase of some candles and another container, the only thing was hubby was with me so I had to limit myself but there was so many smells to choose from, so in the end I got Vanilla my old time favourite.

At least he did not ask again what I want those for? I think he learned his lesson from last time he ask me that question. It was in Marks and Spencers (UK brand clothes shop) I was buying knickers and he ask me what I wanted them for (in another words you have enough) so I looked at him and said I was going to put them on my head and walk round the shop, what do you think I want them for. lol he was so stunned he just fell about laughing, so funny

So onto the card, today I was in a yellow and green mood and decided to do a Tilda image, isn’t she so cute and love those wellies and that ladybird is adorable, I also did the inside of the card.

I entered it into Papertake Weekly Challenge and you had to add an animal somewhere on your card so I think this fits with my ladybird.

Thanks for popping by again and I shall be round your blogs to see what you have been up to..

Papers - Shabby Princess Bo Bunny yellow spots
Bo Bunny - Green Flowers, Brad
K and Co Yellow Flowers
Bling – QVC
Stamp – Tilda and Penny Black
Heart – Jumbo
Nestability – Label 1
Computer font – Casper
Stamped image done with – Water colour pencils.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Blog Award

Thank you Linda

Thank you Linda for this beautiful award it's so sweet I am honoured its lovely of you to think of me.

Linda has a lovely blog full of beautiful cards that she has made, so pop over and leave her some love. I have to pass this onto five other bloggers, so I would like to pass this onto :

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Male card

Male Card

Good Evening ladies,

I got to play with a new stamp tonight, this is one I bought for my brother’s if you remember I have five, and thought this was a good buy as it’s male and football ( no matter they will all get the same one lol) they all play, one is even a referee so he should like it. I also did it for Cupcake Craft Challenge, which this week you have to make a male card.

The papers for a change are Shappy Princess funny since it’s a male card lol and I raised the brown dotty paper with some sticky pads, then we are back to Bo Bunny! brads, ribbon and saying. I cut the image out and mounted it onto labels 1 Nestabilitie with some raised sticky pads, I also cut out another football to make it a 3D effect and coloured the stamp image with Copice pens, I did his hair orange as my brother has orange hair, hope he likes it.

Thank you for popping in again and I wish you a very happy night or day wherever you are, off to check out your blogs now.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Cute Daisy May Sketch

Cute Daisy May Sketch

Good morning ladies well I cannot believe it’s Monday already! Where does the time go?

I have managed to get my scrap room sorted at last (I can actually see my seat now lol) and my papers are put away in my new unit, she says with a big grin.
Since I started stamping my collection of stamps is growing, little by little I might add, and as someone said to me, once you start stamping you will become addicted and you were right Stef I am.
Now if only I could get them sorted in some sort of order and find a place to put and store them I would be a happy chappy oh and even more happier if I could get this darn exam finished aaggg.

Now onto my DT card for the Challenge on Cute Daisy May and this week is a sketch for you to follow.
I used sheet 22 and you can find this image here and many more, K and Co papers and distressed the edges, Bo Bunny flowers and brads, coloured with Copice, which I had trouble with this week as the yellow kept streaking aggg (one of those weeks).
The corners, I cannot remember ever buying them lol and found them in my stash and I used stickles on the flowers which does not show very well on this picture.

Just a reminder, you do not have to use a Cute Daisy May image on your design as long as its cute that's ok, we all love cute don’t we. So come along and join in the fun and you could win a sheet of downloads of your choice and the new blinkie, you can see it on my side bar, don’t you think it sweet and a lovely addition to any blog.

Thank you again for the sweet comments you have been leaving me I do appreciate it and look forward to reading them after a long day.
I will be back later to see what you have been up to and to see your beautiful creations, off for a nice cup of tea now.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Card for a friend and a new unit

Card for a friend and a new unit

Good evening ladies and any gents lurking.

Don’t you just hate grocery shopping! Especially when you leave your list at home and you have to rely on the old grey cells, so needless to say I forgot half of it, maybe that could be because I went to the craft shop first to pick up my new unit which will hold my 12x12 papers and my wooden stamps, so pleased with it happy! happy! happy! and with a big smile on my face. The down side is I have to go grocery shopping again lol but I will try to avoid the craft shop ummmmmmmm ok ok I hear you, heres a picture of my new purchase.

On to my card for tonight, this is one I did for my good friend in the UK who sends me little parcels now and then of craft goodies, since she can not get Bo Bunny I send her little parcels too, today I got her some beautiful unmounted swirls stamps (I know she has been looking for these) and some charms as a little surprise.
I made this card to go with them Bo Bunny paper of course, K and Co ribbon (which is more Pink than it shows on the picture) and jewels and the flowers came from Cyprus. I printed the verse on the computer, also used my nessties, I hope she will like it.

Thank you for popping by my place again, I do appreciate your comments, have a good day or night wherever you are.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I'm Back

I’m Back

I am finally back home and all unpack and put away, it seems like I have not been away, the month went so quickly but we had great fun and lots of laughs.

The last thing I did was go to the craft shop to buy a few extra goodies (as you do lol) and our friends took us to the airport, just got through passport control and then I realised I left all my crafting goodies in the car aggggggg I miss them and all those lovely stamps I bought, oh well at least I will have a surprise when I go back as I can not remember half the things I bought.

Well onto my card! this one I coloured in Water Pens as I had a bit of time on my hands and put it together today, which took me minutes as I had already got the parts cut out and you have to take a break when doing exams (well that’s my excuse).

I have entered into Friday Sketches, the image was waiting for me when I got home (very nice surprise) and was sent to me from Anesha from the Crafting Queen blog, her creations are beautiful, thank you Anesha. The flowers were also waiting for me and they are from my good friend Norma in England who sends me the odd parcel full of goodies now and again, thank you my good friend.

The papers are - Bo Bunny
Butterfly and Jewel - K and Co
Coloured with – Water Pencils
Text Rub On – Papermania
Stickles – Lilac

Don’t forget Cute Daisy May Challenge blog! as a new one was set yesterday and remember you dont need to use a cute daisy may image to enter our challenge also you will get the chance to win the sheet of downloads of your choice.

That’s all for now and thank you for popping by my place and I am off to catch up on your blogs now and see what you have all been up to in my absence.


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