Sunday, 22 July 2012

It's gotta be love!

Hello friends!

Team A at The Crafty Pad are choosing the challenge again this week, and the lovely Joanie has set our task. She has chosen the theme of Interactive - make it move. So, your cards have to move, pop-up, spin, waterfall ... anyway you want it, as long as it moves!

We have a great prize lined up for our lucky winner this week, courtesy of our friends at Crafty Ribbons - this lovely bundle of Teddy Bear Picnic Ribbons ... do you think anyone would notice if I slipped in a entry to this comp as I think these ribbons are gorgeous?

Debbie, our lovely boss lady, has let the DT loose in The Crafty Pad Store again, and I chose the cute image called Teds in Love and here is my card:

Of course, we've gone interactive so this is a "shaker" card ... and here it is shaken, definitely not stirred!

My card recipe is as follows:
  • Base Card - made from Centura Pearl in Snow White onto which I embossed the smallest rosette shape from the "nest" on the Ultimate Pro Embossing Board Springtime Sweets and Cupcake Treats onto the top layer of my card and then cut this out to leave an aperture.
  • Design Papers - are called Colourful Polka Dots and Lots of Hearts Gray from a kit by Summer at Summertime Designs called Dance with Me. I used the same rosette shape from the "nest" on the Ultimate Pro Embossing Board Springtime Sweets and Cupcake Treats to get the aperture on the DPs, and cut these out.
  • Image - Teds in Love is just one of the many wonderful images by Debbie at Crafty Pad Designs and you can get your own copy of this lovestruck duo by clicking here! This couple came to life courtesy of my trusty Spectrum Noir Pens in the following colours:
    • Girl Bear - IG1, IG2, IG4
    • Boy Bear - IG4, IG5, IG6
    • Heart and Rose - CR10, CR11
  • Shaker Aperture Pocket - made from acetate, some thicker card (to separate my 2 layers of acetate) and fine red glitter (which I think came from a magazine earlier in the year)
  • Sentiment - computer generated using a banner and font in my word processing package

Why don't you hop over to The Crafty Pad and see the lovely projects that my "Teamies" and our awesome Guest Designer have made. Then come back and show us your Interactive creations! You've got until 8pm (BST) on Saturday 28th July 2012 to link your cards up.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Have a great weekend, and enjoy the (whispering) sunshine!

Hugs, Helen x


  1. Fabulous, love the image, shades of grey and they look so cut when you shake.

  2. Hello Helen, how are you doing. Your card is fabulous. Love the cute image and I just love how you have created a Shaker Card, gorgeous.
    Love Sandra xxx

  3. my goodness! this shaker-card is so cute and delightful!

    love, love, love it!!!!!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  4. Beautiful creation thanks for playing along with us at poodles
    Jacki xx

  5. This is adorable Helen and fits our challenge perfectly. Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Your Day's Away this time and good luck.


  6. Your card is just adorable...I love the bears :0)))

    Thanks for joining us at Hanna and Friends and good luck ;0)

    Hugs Nicole

  7. Hi Helen what a fabulous card, love the cute image and the design, I do love shaker cards and to be honest I never think of doing one, will have to give it a try.

    Hope your ok.

    Hugs Julie x

  8. Fab shaker card Helen, I love your sweet image and your papers complement it perfectly.

  9. I love this little couple so much & they have featured more than a few times on my cards! You've done a fab job with them!
    Dawn xx

  10. Adorable card and great for a first anniversary! Love the shaker and this cute image.
    Thanks for joining us at {Pin}spirational Challenges.

  11. Lovely card, love the LO and your colours, thanks for joining our challenge at Digi Doodles Shop, hope to see you again, Gaynor xx

  12. Lovely card, love the LO and your image, thanks for joining our challenge at CYDA, hope to see you again, Gaynor xx

  13. Helen, aw so cute..a shaker card? I love what you've done!! Thanks for joining us at {Pin}spirational challenge this week!

  14. Gorgeous card!

    Thank you for joining in the fun at Ruby’s Rainbow challenges for our * Cute Animal * challenge

    Hope you will join us again
    Hugs Shaz x

  15. Great cute shaker card and digi image, thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour use a digi challenge, good luck cheers Sue N x

  16. Helen this is so sweet and makes for a super anniversary card. I think I have only ever made one shaker card, should try it more often, yours is wonderful!

  17. Gorgeous card. Love your image and layout. Thanks for joining Craft Your Days Away.
    Hugs Berit

  18. Oh how cute!!! Thanks for participating in the {PIN}spirational Challenge! Hope to see you again!!
    (¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
    .`•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
    (¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ HEART

  19. Super cute!! Love the color scheme! Thanks for playing along with us at Digi Doodle Shop!

    xx Star (DDS DT)

  20. Really cute; love your interactive shaker card! Thank you for playing along with us at Ruby's Rainbow!


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Helen x