Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Brrring, brringgggg ...


As it's first Tuesday of the month, the wonderful Debbie has released a new set of images over at  The Crafty Pad Store.

There are 6 different images being released today; Birds in a Frame, Telephone, Chair, Table, Oil Lamp and a Dog & Gramophone (which are being sold together as a set). All of the images are silhouettes which will give a gorgeous, vintage feel to your projects, but they also lend themselves to a speedy but good looking "make" for those occasions when time is of the essence!

The whole Design Team have been given at least one image to create a project to inspire you with, so here is mine:

My card recipe is as follows:
  • Base Card - Centura Pearl 300gsm card in Ivory, cut and folded to make a 12cm square card.
  • Mat & Layer Card - plain black card from my stash
  • Design Paper - is called Invoice Paper 4 and is by Paulette at Create with TLC. This was a prize for a scavenger hunt she ran on her blog earlier this year.
  • Image - Telephone is by Debbie at The Crafty Pad Store and is one of the gorgeous silhouette images being released today. Click here to go directly to the New Releases section at Crafty Pad Designs. Don't forget to check out the other great images that are also newly released. I tried a new technique for me and ink distressed the edge using my Spectrum Noir Pen in DG4 and then used the Colourless Blender to soften the edges.
  • Sentiment - is also by Paulette at Create with TLC and I ink distressed it as well. I then used some waxed linen thread to "tie" it across my card.
  • Black Gems - from my stash ... with my very vivid imagination, I think they look like Jet to go with this Bakelite telephone from a bygone era!
Now, here are three reasons to make sure you head over straight to The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog 

  1. Check out the gorgeous "makes" from the other DT Girls - I feel so privileged to be working with this exceedingly talented group of ladies. Don't forget to pop over to their blogs and leave them some love too! 
  2. We are giving away one FULL SET of  these new images to one lucky person. To be in with a chance of adding these gorgeous silhouettes to your stash, all you have to do is leave us a comment on the New Release Post and let us know what you think of them. Easy!
  3. We're even giving you a second chance in this draw - simply make sure you follow The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog (and if you don't already, why not?) and then leave us a further comment letting us know you're a follower!  :o)

All comments left on the New Release Post up to midday (BST) on Monday 11th June 2012 will be entered into our draw, and the winner's name will be announced on the Blog in our Winner's post on Thursday 14th June.
I would like to enter this card for the following challenges (with a little help from the girls at Feline Playful - thanks girls!) :
  • Remember When .......? at Joanna Sheen
  • Anything Goes, with the option of twine at Simon Says
  • Anything Goes,  using something that's at least 6 months old at Oldie But A Goodie (My old stash ... I bought the gems from a hypermarket in France whilst on holiday in August 2011 and I used the black card for the first card I ever made in April 2011!)
  • Challenge 25 - Time to Embellish at Crafter's Companion
  • Challenge 28 - Many Layers at Crafting for all Seasons

Have a crafty week!

Hugs, Helen x


  1. Great card Helen which would have loads of uses! Love how you have tied the sentiment in. Hugs Susan x

  2. Hello Helen, how fabulous. Love the simplicity of the design which highlights your image wonderfully.
    Love Sandra xxx

  3. Gorgeous card Helen love the image and the detail, very effective.

    Hugs Julie x

  4. Love the simplicity of your card, and that old phone - times have changed a bit! Thanks for playing with us at an OBAG, Jx

  5. Wonderful card Helen, love the phone silhouette and the perfect sentiment you gave it!

  6. Thank you for joining in the Joanna Sheen Remember when challenge with your beautiful card. Teresa x

  7. Hi Helen - its a fab card - and thanks for your welcome to the crafty pad - looking forward to working with you! Hugs Rachel xx

  8. Gorgeous, loving the colours and design. Have a great Thursday.
    Digistamps4Joy DT Member
    Doing Life

  9. Great vintage feel to this card Helen, I love the papers and your inked edges.


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Helen x