Monday, April 25, 2011

Falling Ants by Doodle Pantry

This is another coloured  digital ant stamp from the Doodle Pantry set called ` Falling Ants Color Only'. So adorable. 

I actually merged three images together to get this one. Two different images of ants  on a leaf   were merged and then the sentiment was added.

I  used die cuts to frame the merged images and decorated with leaves,  a flower and some ribbon. The background was created using the Cuttlebug `Candy Cane Stripe' embossing folder.  Very fast and very simple!

Challenges Entered:
Sparkles Forum Challenges:  Anything Goes
Stamp R Us: Bugs and Embossing
Simon Says Stamp!: embossing
Southern Girls Challenge: colour challenge - blue and green
Delicious Doodles Challenge: challenge #22 anything goes
Creative Friday:  challenge #42 open theme

Card details:
Doodle Pantry stamp set: Falling Ants Colored Only
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Nestabilities
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug
Leaves: large leaf from Stampin Up  Autumn Splendor; two smaller leaves from MS punch
Flower: Flora Studios 'Chantilly Collection -Velvet Hydrangeas-Maroon'

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

DT Card for Doodle Pantry - Daffodil - April 20th release

Doodle Pantry DT Card for April 20th, 2011

Its time again for a  new release and a new challenge   over at Doodle Pantry.     Laurie has again delivered a wonderful assortment of  new images. Please do go over and take a look.

Laurie will be offering a special limited time BUNDLE with each release: Three of each new release product will be included in the bundle, so if you buy the special bundle you get those three item at approx. 25% off.
Bundles: 23% off this time
The bundle this time includes the super birdie colour and outlines,  decadent desserts color & outlines, and the daffodil/sweetpeas (only has outlines)..
Please go to the new release site to see all the details and

The challenge rules are as follows:

Stock the Pantry Challenge (DPSTP)
  • Open for 10 days
  • Use a Doodle Pantry image  
  • THREE winners are chosen and each receive ONE Doodle Pantry image of their choice valued $3 or less
  • Winner announced on the 1st of each month

The theme for the DPSTP#1 challenge is 'Bursting with Buttons - use buttons on your project'. 
I chose the Daffodil from the Daffodil and Sweet Pea stamp set released  April 20th,2011

The daffodil to me is a an early sign of spring, not as early as a crocus, but early. I also think of the daffodil as an Easter flower or the Easter lily ( althought they are not quite the same - Lilies are Lilium, daffodils are Narcissus), I made the card thinking of it as the Easter Lily...

Challenges entered:
Dream Valley Challenges: challenge # 5 Easter
Sparkles Forum Challenges: #9 Easter
The Crafty Pad Challenge #17: Easter or Spring
I Did it Creations: challenge #51 Happy Easter
Bows and Berries: Easter
Die Cut Dreams: Challenge #87 It's Easter Time -
Pear Tree Designs Weekly Challenge BLog: Easter

Card Details:
Digital Stamp: Doodle pantry Daffodil and Sweet Pea stamp set
Die Cuts: the large yellow  circle is from Marianne Designs as is the white flourish, all others are  Spellbinders Nestabilities
Punch: The yellow flower is handmade from a Fiskars Punch (the two large pointed petals)  and the smaller petals are from Marvy 1/2 " and 1" daisy punches. The branches are from  two MS punches.
Note: I made the yellow strip border on the left hand side from a border punch I bought at Michaels, it has no brand on it. I punched one die on a strip of paper I had cut and then punched the other side by not lining them up to match but slightly off to give the zig zag pattern.
Markers: Prismacolors
Other: buttons from my Mother's old button collection and the doily from my stash
Speaking of buttons  I left the button on the flower with no string as, well I forgot and it would have wrecked the flower to take it off and well.......:D

Daffodil:        It is native to southern Europe but naturalized elsewhere.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


I fell in love with this cat the first time I saw her, she was quite irresistible:) She can be found looking for other new homes at 'Clear Dollar Stamps'. The card was made using a sketch from Sketches by Carly. Carly is only 12 yrs. old and already displays the talent of seasoned crafter.

Challenges entered:

Sketches by Carly: sketch #28 - just for fun
Paper Sundaes: challenge #65 texture
Crafty Ann's Challenge: challenge #38 - raise a smile  - surely the smile on this cat would bring one on
Your Next Stamp Challenge:  challenge #40 texture it
Little Claire's Design : challenge #5 - animals - must have at least one animal on it
Tip Top Tuesday: open challenge

Card details:
Stamp -  Clear Dollar Stamps:  Sentimental Kitty and the paw prints and PRRRR from Recollections  Clear Stamps / Meow Meow
Punches:  Butterfly, Flower Petals , Leaves and Branches from Martha Stewart , scalloped border from a punch purchased at Michaels
Die Cuts:  Spellbinders Nestabilities  - Large Deckled Rectangles
Design Paper: Doodle Pantry digital 'falling ants' paper
Markers: Prismacolors
Embossing folder:  Cuttlebug 'Distressed Stripes"

Monday, April 18, 2011

DT Card for Lexi's Creations 'Anything but a Card' Challenge

 Lexi's Creations Challenge #38
The challenge this fortnight is to create a project  that is 'anything but a card'
Sponsor: FDC Fairy Dust Crafts  Lexi's Digi Images and a wonderful selection of crafting goodies.

 I choose to make an Easter themed pizza box using one of Lexi's wonderful images called 'Lillie under an Easter Egg". Isn't she just too cute.  Now I know little chicks are yellow but little ducks can be anything  or at least that is what I told myself and made Lillie a goldenrod colour and after all I do have a  turquoise flower (that I made):D

Challenges Entered:
Papertake Weekly: truly dimensional
Fab 'n' Funky: all spotty and dotty - the egg has the circles
Simon Says Stamp! challenge blog: anything for a child -card or creation -  this box was created with a child in mind
 Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog: challenge #51: Easter
Creative Belli Blog: eggs/bunnies - I have lots of eggs
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Easter eggstravaganza
Delightful Challenge: Easter Challenge

Box Details:
Type; pizza
Markers: Prismacolors
Turquoise ribbon
Flower made from Stampin' Ups tempting turquoise paper and  punched out with 1/2 " MARVY punch,  the 1" and 5 petal one from McGill Petite Petals  punch and the large pointy one from FISHARS. I layered them together with double sided tape  and added a bit of glitter to give some pizazz.
Design Paper: Doodle Pantry - aren't those eggs wonderful

 Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
Pope John Paul II 

Happy Easter

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Eggbert Winter

I guess I have not had enough winter yet (I have so had enough winter) that I made a winter card using Bugaboo's Eggbert:) Love this little guy, he is so round and cute! He will become a Christmas Card for sure.

Challenges Entered:

Winter Wonderland: photo inspiration - I used some of the colours
Card Patterns: sketch 110
Bugaboo 'Catch the Bug': four or more layers - I managed the meager five counting the green loopy strip:)
Ann's Creative Nook:GCA#130 anything goes with a  sketch - I used a sketch from Card Patterns
My Partner in Crafting Crime; challenge 24  Layer it up- I have 5 layers

Card Details:
Stamp: Bugaboo
Markers: Prismacolors
Die Cuts: Spellbinders and
Marianne designs (craft stencils)
Punch: Martha Stewart for the loopy loops and the bottom loops from a Stampin Up  punch
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug  Candy Cane

Monday, April 11, 2011

Floral Hat

Doodle Pantry Floral Hat: from the April 5th ,2011 release.

I had a hard time choosing between the daisy and the roses and the coloured versus the ink lined.. Both are very beautiful. To see more of the release click here for Doodle Pantry.

Challenges entered:
Flutterby Wednesday: Open - just ensure you have a butterfly, fairy or angel on the project.
Shelly's Images Blog: Flowers, especially daisies, bling and/or stitching (real or faux) I have the daisies and a bit of bling with the dew drop pearls and glass beads
Crafty Purple Frog Challenge: anything but a square - mine is a rectangle and circles - no squares anywhere:)
Mami Doodles: Digital Stamps; Challenge #23 use a punch or  die cut - I have used spellbinders and sizzix
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #77: embossing - I used wet embossing on the green background paper
Allsorts challenge blog: anything but a square - mine is a rectangle and circle card - no squares:)
Bugaboo Catch the Bug: four or more layers - I have five
My Partner in Crafting Crime: Layer it up - four or more layers - I have 5

Card Details:
Stamp: Doodle Pantry 'Floral Hats'
Punch: for butterfly - Stampin Up  Beautiful Wings (Sizzix)
Background Stamp:Stampin Up (embossed)
Paper: Stampin Up 
Ink: groovy guava,
Markers: Prismacolor
Embellishments: Recollections Epoxy Stickers for the little dew drops beneath the hat, bronze micro glass beads for the daisy centers

Thursday, April 7, 2011


Got to admit I love this one, a book mark I can always get a giglgle from, not sure if anyone else would appreciate it (it cracks me up) so not sure if I will give it away or not, but for sure it will always have a home with me.   Now having said that  I seem to lose them as fast I make them, so not sure about the 'always have a home' bit :D

Challenges Entered:
Bugaboo 'Catch the Bug': anything goes
Craft Your Passions: anything goes
Papertake Weekly: anything goes with the option of something new - this is the first time I have used this
digital image

Card details:
Stamp and Sentiment : Bugaboo diigital stamp
Paper: Stampin Up
Markers: Prismacolours

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

DT Card - Falling Ants - Doodle Pantry

                                        HAPPY  1ST BIRTHDAY TO  DOODLE PANTRY!!!
                                          1 year anniversary special on over at Doodle Pantry
                                       40% off all products excluding gift certificates

                                             APRIL 5 THROUGH APRIL 10

Please try to take this one in, its a super offer for some very wonderful images, do take a look!

DT Card - Falling Ants- Doodle Pantry  release and new challenge  DPDC#11   It is time for another release over at Doodle Pantry and Laurie has again delivered a wonderful assortment of  new images. Please do go over and take a look. The theme for the DPDC#11 challenge is 'Use a Doodle Pantry Image'   For playing along and submitting an entry using Doodle Pantry images, you will get THIS one  FREE!


Plus  one lucky person will win a $10.00 gift certificate  for use at the Doodle Pantry site.

I asked Laurie if I could try the coloured 'falling ants' image as I have never used a coloured image before. They work super, just wished my printer was a tad better, but I am still pleased with the result.  I used the  yellow and green DP from the set for my background paper - love it! I also merged two of the images together to get one image. Need a little more work on that  but what a fabulous technique, I see all kinds of possibilities. Laurie Wilson has a tutorial on how to do this, see here.

Below is the Falling Ants  coloured image set I choose, isn't it great?.

and here is the line art version - also really great!

Challenges entered:
Digi's With Attitude! -  challenge 20 - anything goes
Stamp Something: April Digi Day - just use something digi on your project ( my ants are two digital images merged into one scene
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge #18: Flowers or Flowers and Pearls
Delightful Challenges: Flowers
Mami Doodles Digital Stamps: challenge 23- use die cuts or punch
Card Cupits: Dots and Stripes (see my background paper from Doodle Pantry).
Craft Your Passion: anything goes

Card Details:
Falling Ants Digital Image Set from Doodle Pantry for the image, sentiment  and background paper
Dragonfly - Studio G Clear Stamps
Spellbinders Nestabilities - oval die cuts
Mulberry Paper Mini Roses by Recollections
Punches: MS christmas branches and MARVY Uchida 1/2" daisy
Other papers: Stampin' UP

Monday, April 4, 2011

DT Card for Lexi's Creations Challenge #37 - Monochromatic

My DT Card for Lexi's Creations    Challenge #37 Monochromatic
The challenge this fortnight is to create a project  in monochromatic colours.  Sponsor:  Letraset an online store dealing with things creative (eg: markers, pads, adhesives, tutorials and well go take a look....)

I used the digital stamps 'Elaina'  and 'Fairy Dust Butterfly' from Fairy Dust CraftsI printed out three copies  of the butterfly but only left the fairy dust showing on one. It is such an elegant butterfly   and the fairy is so pretty, love them both! The flowers were handmade  using punches.
I only ask to be free.  The butterflies are free.  ~Charles Dickens

Challenges entered:
Allsorts Challenge - week 97 : blooming blossoms
Stamp Something; digi challenge - just use a digi  on your project
Delightful Challenges: flowers - must have some flowers on your project
Shelly's Images: get punchy  - I have punched out the  border that surrounds the fairy the leaves, the flowers and the branches
Charisma Cardz Challenge: bling and sparkle
Cute Card Thursday: couples - I have a butterfly couple on the right top of the card:)
Pixie Dust Studio: Fluttering wings - I have a fairy and three butterflies
The Stamping Boutique : Handmade Flowers - mine are handmade

   Card details:
Stamps: digital stamps  by Lexi at Fairy Dust Crafts   Elaina and Fairy Dust Butterfly; background stamp from Rubbernecker called Fern.
Markers: Prismacolors
Punches: Martha Stewart punch around the page 'Vintage Floral' , Christmas branches, and a MS leaf punch. The flower was made from  a McGill punch called Flowers-Petite Petals and a 1/2" Marvy Daisy punch.  The border trim on the right was a MS punch, not sure of the name.
Other: Stickles for the fairy dust, pink pearls