Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Moove over ... there's a new girl in town!

Good morning friends and no, I have not taken leave of my senses (although my nearest and dearest would say that they were long gone - lol!) and made a 'typo'. Today, I would love to introduce you to Moorag, this month's new release by Debbie at The Crafty Pad.

Debbie has really gone wild this month because she's releasing loads (and I mean LOADS!) of wonderful things to tempt you. Firstly there are 4 different images (both line drawings and coloured images) of Moorag and her friends, then there is a set of 5 Moorag Design Papers, and finally there is a pack of 9 moovellous (sorry, couldn't help it!) sentiments, all with a bovine theme! Debbie has asked the whole Design team to use at least one image and sentiment this month for your inspiration, so here is my card (with a little layout help from the girls at Sweet Sketch Wednesday as Mr Mojo pulled a 'flanker' this week and went walk-about!):

My card recipe is as follows:
  • Base Card - Centura Pearl 300gsm card in Ivory, cut and folded to make a 15cm square card.
  • Design Papers - are from two different digital sets, both by Debbie at The Crafty Pad Designs. The green and cream papers are from another new set called Mint and Cream Delight Paper Pack and I have used paper designs 5 and 8. The Black Cow Paper comes from the Moorag the Moo Papers.
  • Image - Moorag with Pail of Milk is by Debbie at The Crafty Pad Store and is one of the four new digiss 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 tool-distressed the edge of my oval and then brought Moorag to life using my Spectrum Noir Pens in the following colours:
    • Moorag - True Black, FS6, IB2, GB4
    • Pail - EB1, EB5, EB7, EB8
    • Flowers - PP4, PP5, DR3
    • Grass - CG1, CG2, CG4
  • Sentiment - is one of the great new sentiments in the set of 9 dreamt up Debbie (with a little help from one the DT girls!) to accompany the Moorag images. Click here to be taken directly to the New Releases in Debbies store. I also tool-distressed the edges of this. 
  • Gems - from my stash.

So now I've whetted your appetite, here are some very good reasons to make sure you head over straight to The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog
  1. If you need further inspiration, have a look at the moovellous projects from the other DT Girls! Don't forget to pop over to their blogs and leave them some love too!
  2. The wonderful Debbie is giving one lucky reader a BUMPER PRIZE! She is offering all 4 images (either coloured or uncoloured - your choice), the full set of 9 sentiments AND the set of 5 Moorag Papers ... and they could be coming to live with Moo!!!!!!!! To be in with a chance of winning this huge stash, all you have to do is leave us a comment on the New Release Post and let us know what you think of Moorag and her friends!
  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 9th July 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 12th July.
With a little help from the girls at Feline Playful, I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:

In my excitement I nearly forgot to welcome my newest followers Sue and AJ - how rude of me ladies, I'm soooo sorry!!! However, I'm glad you could join me on my crafting journey.

That's all for now folks! Have a great week!

Hugs, Helen x


  1. Fab card Helen, great colouring and I love the way you have combined the papers.

  2. Hi Helen this is a great card I love Moorag she's great, beautiful papers and layout.

    Hugs Julie x

  3. Hello Helen. What a fab card. Love the image and your papers are perfect. Fantastic. Have a lovely day.
    Lots of love, Sandra xxx

  4. this is fabulous Helen - really moovellous! Big hugs rachel xx

  5. What a lovely fun card! Thankyou for sharing your lovely creation at One Stitch at a Time. This is perfect for our Use a Digi theme. Good luck with the Challenge. Judy x DT

  6. Beautiful colours, great image. Thanks for joining us at Robyns Fetish distressing challenge, good luck, cheers Sue N x

  7. Hi Helen! What an adorable cow image! And the "moo" paper is cute too! Thanks for joining us this week at SSiC!
    Blessings to you!

  8. How fun. What a great collection of papers and new images. I love the cow image too. Thanks so much for sharing your card with us.
    Nancy SSW-DT

  9. Wow! Absolutely love it! What a great sentiment and such a fun image! Great design papers too! Thanks for joining us this week!
    Erika SSW DT

  10. Super cute! Fan paper too perfect with the darling image. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesdays.
    Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

  11. Oh I love this card and your post with all the moo things!!! Moorag is super, what a great image. Thanks for playing along on our Birthday Celebrations on MAWTT, Love Hazelxox

  12. How fun and of course those papers could not be any more perfect! Love it! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,

  13. How cute! Had to giggle when I read the card! So glad you could join us in our monthly challenge with Great Impressions Stamps!

  14. adorable card helen, really cute
    thanks for joining the stamping boutique challenge
    TSB DT

  15. Cute card. thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish. Edwina

  16. A wonderful cute and adorable card Helen! The distressed oval seems appropriate for a cow image somehow:O) Great card!

  17. Ever so cute!!! Thanks for taking part in the Joanna Sheen Challenge this fortnight...

  18. Helen - What an adorable image! I love the colors you used on this card. Its just so cute! Thnks for joining us his week at SSiC.

  19. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT, Moorag, and bringing along Helen too!!! A very adorable lady. Jennie DT

  20. What a fun card Helen! Great image! Thanks for joining in with our 3rd birthday celebrations at MAWTT this week, good luck! Pami x

  21. Ha!! I love cows, always like to think of names for them when we are driving by...this is the cutest card, certain to give someone a big smile! Thanks so much for joining us this week at SSiC!!

  22. Fabulous card :o) Love the digi!!! Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week for our Use a digi challenge and good luck. Hugs

    Nikki DT


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Helen x