Friday, 19 March 2010

The Crafty Pad Challenge #63

Good Afternoon A few weeks ago my first easel card won the challenge over at The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog and because of that I get to be this weeks Guest Design Team Member!!! WOW, yes I too was gobsmacked, not only the first time one of my cards had one but my first time to get to be on a design team as a guest - I am still grinning - well this weeks challenge is a sketch, which Debbie kindly sent me in advance
Unfortunately when I printed out the sketch out (which is what i do when working to a sketch to keep it on my desk so i have it ready to follow) the circle actually showed up as a oval opps..and because i didn't check the email again I used an oval instead of a circle....Sorry Crafty Pad Team! anyway here are some cards that I made using some of The Crafty Pads brilliant stamps - The brilliant Butterfly's are a digi image and this is the first time I have ever used a digi image but it was really easy and they are gorgeous to work with, I printed them on various card, paper and even vellum.

As you can see I have turned the sketch around on the first butterfly card so I was able to layer up the butterflies, I added lots of glitter to the edge of their wings and I loved using this image so much I now have about 4 sets of butterflies all layered up and glittered ready for future cards, The Easel card I have made using the butterflys I printed out onto vellum and used prismas to colour them in on the backs so the colours show though again I glittered the edges and layered them all up, using little sticky pearls for the body. Diggin Albert and Just Ted have been coloured with copics and chalk while Snoozin' Albert is coloured with prismas and chalk. I wanted to show how the sketch can be used for any card, Male or Female and with it being a great sketch (even better with a circle!) you don't need to add any more embellishments following the sketch can produce great cards as you will see if you pop over and see what the rest of the DT have come up with as always their work is outstanding - did you see the tee shirt design last week wow! Please go check them out, and I look forward to visiting all of your blogs if you decide to take part in the challenge, Oh and the prize this week will be A Crafty Pad Stamp!!!!
Thank you for allowing me to be part of your team Crafty Pad I have really enjoyed working with your sketch and the fab images
Hope you are all having a great weekend Thank you for visiting and for all the wonderful comments
Lou xxx


  1. Hi Lou - it has been fabulous working with you. :) I love all the cards you have made with the one sketch - who is a clever girl. :) The butterflies printed on to vellum are absolutely gorgeous. :) You definately have shown how versatile the sketch is by using all the different images from The Crafty Pad - thank you. :) :)

    Happy crafting and thanks for being such a fab GDT. :)

    xxDebbie The Crafty Pad

  2. I can see you have been a very busy girl Lou well done on all the lovely cards :)
    Luv Von xxx

  3. WOW, great cards lou, keep up the good work xxx

  4. Oh wow Lou such gorgeous cards!
    kim x

  5. WOW!! These are all simply gorgeous!! Love them.. I got your card and all the lovely images THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! You are so sweet..
    Hugs, Linda

  6. These are fab, love the bright cards and super sentiments, going back to get a better look. janex

  7. Hi lou, how are you? missing your lovely cards :) hope your doing ok, em xx


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