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Saturday, 5 January 2013

The Crafty Pad Designs Shop 25% Off Sale

Hi all I hope you're well,
Just a quick reminder that 
The Crafty Pad Designs shop closes on the 7th Jan! 
Debbie's images will still be available for purchase at
Card making Downloads but for now you can get an awesome
 25% off at The Crafty Pad
Here's a reminder of a couple of my favourite images 
& what I made with them!




You can read more about it here!




You can read more about this card here!




You can read more about this acetate card here!
Thanks so much for stopping by & don't forget to bag yourself
a bargain before the shop is closed!
Debbie, I wish you all the best in your new adventures with the family
& I hope one day you will open up  The Crafty Pad Designs
again &  can play with lots more fab images!
Thank for the great time I had on your design team & I'm delighted
to have met some lovely ladies there too!

Thursday, 3 January 2013

A Brand New Challenge Blog

Hi all you lovely bloggers!
I just wanted to tell you all about a brand new kid on the Blog!
The brain-child of the lovely & very talented Nikki Smith
The Crafting Cafe Blog will be about challenges,
 as well as sharing crafting knowledge hints & tips!
If you are interested in being part of the Design Team of this new blog,
& helping in its development, check out the Design Team Call here!
You have until the 25th Jan 2013 to apply
You may want to think about a favourite creation that you'd like us to look  at
All levels of crafter's are welcome to apply & you don't need any previous 
DT experience.
Get on over & check it out!
We're looking forward to checking out your blogs too!

Petticoats Three

Good Morning all!
Happy New Year to you all!
Today is my first day back to work!
I think I might actually be looking forward to it, as we've been so flat out busy 
getting the house all sorted out for our visitors on New Years Day!
Thankfully we got there in the end but hubby caught a bad case of man flu 
which meant the bulk of the catering was left to me in the end!
He's back to work today too so I'm hoping he feels a bit better as he's
apparently going to be really busy!
On to my card!


I'm sorry the photo quality is a bit poor but the lighting wasn't good.
The image I have used is Petticoats Three from Just Inklined.
I had to make two 50th Birthday cards & I thought this image was 
just perfect! The sentiment is I think from Linda @ Sentiments 4 You,
 unfortunately, the blog page is closed for now!
 The butterfly design paper is from my stash, I got it in a bundle & it was 
packed away as soon as it arrived & I'm sorry I have no idea who it's by, 
it was packaged  in a plain cellophane wrapper.


The image & sentiment were both printed on to cream coloured card
& then distressed with Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink


The punched edge was created using my much loved
Martha Stewart Doily border punch. The edges of the paper were
inked with the Antique Linen also!


The fabulous flower was one I got ages ago from Lee, aka
Crafty Loops she sent me a big bundle of different types of her 
wonderful  handmade flowers. The edges of the flower were inked too!
The lovely leaf edging is from Dainty Paperie I've had it for ages but it too was 
packed away as soon as it arrived & this is the first time I've been
 able to use it! I love new toys! Don't you! 


I made the inside of the card in a similar design to the outside!
Thanks for dropping in! I hope you enjoyed your visit!
I'd like to enter this little card in the following challenges!
Cards Galore Anything Goes
Flutterby Wednesdays Use Something New Or The Word New
By The Cute & Girly- Cute & Girly
Party Time Tuesdays Celebrate Anything
Try It On Tuesday New Stash
Digi Makeover Challenge Anything Goes With A Digi