Sunday, December 16, 2012

Friendship / Thank you - the last ever challenge @ The Crafty Pad

Good morning my friends and followers. 

Today I write you with a very heavy heart. 
As the day that I have tried so hard to avoid becoming, 
has finally seen a morning dawn!  

It is with great sadness that today, I post, and share with you, 
my last, and the last 

I have had the most wonderful privilege over my time with The Crafty Pad Designs to work with the talented Ms Debbie Moore and her adorable images.  However Debbie feels it is time to move on, and has not lightly come to the decision to close Crafty Pad Designs shop and the challenge blog. 

In my time on the team I have designed alongside some of the most fabulously talented and gifted crafters both on the team and with guests we have had visit.  I have admired their works and enjoyed visiting so many wonderful creations that have been submitted each week to the challenges and I will greatly miss my weekly Sunday with The Crafty Pad. 

We will not carry on in sadness though, 
and in honor of friendships and good times that have been established at 

We bring you our last challenge ...
Friendship / Thank You
 We would love if you played along with us / or just stopped by to say a goodbye!

 I am revisiting a Crafty Pad favourite of mine and I have finally decided to make this one 'just for me' to have on display in my crafty little room!
I really do adore the Butterfly Verse and Border set with all my heart! 
The frame I pulled from my draw of stashed things.
It's been given a coat of pain, some distress and lace and pearls.

I printed the verse on some cream cardstock and lightly distressed.

I added a simple embellishment of a nest made from wooden fibers, flower from my stash, some left over stands of pearls and some homemade pins.  This does look really gorgeous up on my shelf next to my spectrum noir pens *if I say so myself lol*

We also have a super duper prize from
Prize £10 to spend in her fabby online shop. :)
But you have to play along for your chance to win it!

The girls and I at The Crafty Pad would really love if you 
dropped in and played along with us! 

Thanks for dropping in to see me today!
Recipe -
Paper(s) - N/A
Embellishment(s) – All from stash - frame, lace, pearls, paint, pins, wood fibers. 
Challenges this creation is entering with the help of the Feline Playful Girls:

Crafty Creations Challenges - Wise words Wed
Creative Moments - Anything But a Card Wed E1/3
Word Art Wednesday - uplifting sentiment Wed E1/5
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11 Treasured comments:

Caroline said...

This is so beautiful the sentiment is gorgeous. Caroline xxx

rachel said...

this is just stunning Leesa - I hope to keep seeing your work - you're such an inspiration xx

Crafty Mamma Mia said...

Beautiful creation Leesa as ever! Thank you for having me first as a GDT and then (in collaboration with Debbie) inviting me to join the DT. I have loved every minute, and my skills (and courage) have come on in leaps and bounds encouraged by everyone on the DT.
Please do stop by my blog when you get a chance. Helen xxx

Debbie said...

Aww Leesa this is just gorgeous - and I don't blame you for keeping if for yourself. :) Great painting and distressing too. The Butterflies, Verse and Border is one of my most favourites
Thank you for your lovely post and for your time with TCP - you are the bestest..hugs


Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous card and the sentiment is top.
Hugs Tamara

Sandra H said...

Lessa, Oh wow this is just so beautiful great lace and the pearls are stunning around the frame its gorgeous x

Karen Letchworth said...

This is a super gorgeous card, Leesa. I'm always SO blessed to see your lovely cards shared in our challenges, and appreciate your sweet participation SO very much. Hope you're having a blessed week.
Blessings to you,
Word Art Wednesday

alex said...

Wonderful altered frame and a beautiful sentiment, thank you for joining us at Creative Moments

Alex (DT)

Gill McCall said...

fab projects. Thanks for joining us in the Creative Moments Challenge. Gill (DT)

Anonymous said...

Hi Leesa, a gorgeous Frame and love the sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments. Abbie (Co Owner) xx

Wendy Swenne said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. I love the colors and the lace around the inner border of the frame. Thanks for the inspiration.

And thanks so much for sharing your art with us on WAW.

Have blessed day.


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