Monday, May 30, 2011

DT Card for Lexi's Creation Challenge # 41 Father's Day

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Lexi's Creations Challenge #41 The challenge this fortnight is to create a project for FATHER'S DAY    Take a quick trip over to  Lexi's site , you might want to join the fun!
The digital stamp on the card is from Fairy Dust Crafts called' Hot Choc Scruffles.  I've attempted to make the card appear a bit wonky by positioning the  layers a little off center. Scruffles always appears to me to be a bit of a wonky character, but very, very loveable:)

Card details:

Stamp: Hot Choc Scruffles from Fairy Dust Crafts
Sentiment: Stitchy Bear Stamps
Background stamps: Loose Weave from Rubbernecker for the large background and Stampin Up's Mesh for the small rectangle
Leaf stamp: unknown?
Medium: Prismacolor markers, ink from Stampin Up (tempting Turquoise, concord crush)
Dies used: Spellbinders Nestabilities - small & large Deckled Rectangles
Punches: Martha Stewart -   leaves
Embellishments:  navy ribbon from Michaels,string/cord from DH, buttons from stash

Challenges Entered:
PartyTimeTuesday: animals
Creative Card Crew: anything goes
DYSU: animals
EasyCraftProjects: Father's Day
Here Come the Boys: Father's Day
CraftYOur Days Away: Father's Day/Special Man
Charisma Cardz: Boy oh Boy
The Paper Shelter: anything goes

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sweet Pea

One of my favourite flowers is the sweet pea, but I have not had much  luck growing them in my back yard. Unusual I think, as most people I know grow them without any trouble:(

This lovely beauty is from Doodle Pantry and what a glorious flower it is. It also comes with a daffodil, see here.

Card Details: 
Stamp:  Doodle Pantry 'Daffodil & Sweet Pea'
Medium: Prismacolor markers
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Lacy Squares' and Marianne Designs for the flourishes
Punches: Martha Stewart for the leaves & branches. Stampin Up  'Modern Labels' & 'Word Window'. Martha Stewart  double edge punch 'bangle chain'.  

Challenges entered:

Dream Valley Challenges: something old and something new - I used a new double edged punch from Martha Stewart  and an old punch from Stampin' Up 'word windows'
I Did It Creations: challenge #56 anything goes
Stamp & Fun = Creativity:  challenge #48 Flower Power
Craft Your Passion Challenges:  challenge#59 Let It All Hang Out - my branches and flourishes
Creative Card Crew: anything goes
My Time to Craft: challenge #142 - use a die cut
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge: # 54 - here comes summer -  I used sweet peas , summer and sweet peas   go together:)
Shelly's Images: TTT Challenge, Let it all Hang Out: see my branches and flourishes

Friday, May 20, 2011


There is a new challenge over at Doodle Pantry- Stock the Pantry -DPSTP#2 and you only have to create a papercrafting project using a Doodle Pantry image to enter. Go to the challenge site for all the details.

Here is an example of one of the marvellous image sets  from Doodle Pantry called: 'OWL' .

I  love this image and couldn't wait to use it in a card. To me it called out for a brayered background and
some forest foliage,so that is what I have used.  I am pleased with the result.

Card Details:
Owl Stamp: Doodle Pantry 'Owl'
Cascading leaves: Flourishes 'Humming Along'
Large Maple leaf: Stampin up
Punch: Stampin Up Sizzlits Little Leaves, corner punch
Medium: Prismacolors Markers, Stampin Up - Not Quite Navy, Soft Sky
Paper: Stampin Up
Technique: brayering , inspired by the work of Michelle Zindorf

Challenges  Entered:
ASpoonfull of Sugar: challenge #152 Anything Goes
All Kind Of Cards: challenge #28 Male (my brayered Owl card was made for a male)
Crafts and Me: challenge #35 - Anything Goes (option Kraft) - I did not use any Kraft
Digi Stamp 4 Joy: challenge #19: Boys,Boys,Boys (men or boys) (my brayered Owl  card was created for a male)
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #28 No Sentiment
Kartenallerlei: OMG I forgot to link to this site, hope I updated it it time! Challenge #28 All Kinds of Cards

 Doodle Pantry is also having a special release for  May 20th called Quirky Dog:  he is adorable so go take a look at some  DT cards using  Quirky and visit the blog for more info!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Ice Cream Cutie

 I adore Kenny K stamps and here  is one called 'TROUBLEMAKER'. This is soooo funny,  I was colouring her hair and thinking boy she has a different even, may I say, weird hairdo, but continued merrily along making the best of it. Finished  the card and them went and looked at  Kenny K's site to see what they had in their gallery. Shocked I was ,yes shocked to find that the weird hairdo was in fact a hoodie, a hoodie.   Here I had spent all that time trying to add highlights  to a freaking hoodie. I'm still trying to stop the giggles every time I look at her. I kill myself at times........ BUT I had an accomplice  who also thought it was hair....could that be my stamping buddy Dawn? Was good for a hilarious finish to a great Friday stamp n' play:).

Stamp: Troublemaker from Kenny Kdownloads
Medium: Prismacolor markers
Dies Used:  Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Lacy Squares'; Marianne design Creatables for the flourishes
Punches: Martha Stewart leaves punch  &double edge punch;  MARVEL daisy punches for the medium and two small flowers
Embellishments: large flower from K&Company

Challenges Entered:
One Stop Craft Challenge #131: Ice Cream or ice cream colours
The crafty Pad: challenge #121 Holes
Kenny K's Krafty Girlz challenge #45- Die Cuts and Punches
Creative Stamp Friends challenge #25 - favoutite colours ;  I am a fan of the colour green in all it's different shades
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge : Lets Punch it Out
Truly Scrumptious Challenge: anything goes
Make it Colourful challenge #18 - Dotty Background

Monday, May 16, 2011

DT Card for Lexi's Creations Challenge #40 - Spots and/or Stripes

Lexi's Creations Challenge #40 The challenge this fortnight is to create a project  that contains  "spots and/or stripes'.   Take a quick trip over to  Lexi's site , you might want to join the fun!

I choose  one of Lexi's wonderful images called 'Mushroom Ladybug', decided purple or shades thereof  was my colour of choice and was off to make a purple mushroom card..  I added   green to give  it some  humph and  a little butterfly! For the accent flower, I choose a green  one and added some little flourishes for leaves . I cut out an additional ladybug and placed it ontop of the stamped  image to make it dimensional,  then added  crystal effects to the ladybug (hard to detect it from the photo). I also made the little yellow flower dimensional .  Two of the longer leaves behind the mushroom had their tops cut off when the image was die cut, so  added  two leaves to overlap the border.

Card Details:
Medium: Prismacolor markers
Dies Used: Spellbinders Nestabilities  label five, deckled rectangles (large and small),standard circles and flourish accent ; Marianne Design Creatables frame swirl
Punch: Martha Stewart
Embellishments: light green flower by 'Forever in Time

Challenges Entered:
The Hotspot: challenge - case a cake - I choose # 4 from the  Colorful & Bright
By the Cute and Girly- anything goes
Creatalicious Challenge- use flourishes
Craft Us Crazy - something new and/or favourite embellishment- I have two favs for embellishments - flowers and butterflies - so 'flowers' for this card, also this is the first time for the digi image (new)
SewMany challenges: anything goes
Make it Colourful- challenge 18: dotty backgrounds
2Sisters Challenge #39: how does your garden grow - mine grows with butterflies, ladybugs and the odd mushroom:)
Floweretstampler Blog: something about green and spring
My Mum's Craft Shop: to die for (use dies)
Mami Doodles:  challenge #26 spots and/or stripes

Saturday, May 14, 2011

To New Beginnings

I've been busy readjusting my life and cleaning up downstairs as my son has moved out:0(   I am happy for him of course and he drops by  most mornings for coffee,....but my family room has echos in it, it is so empty and not only from the furniture he took, but from the missing voices. The family room was filled for years first with  young boys, then teenagers and for the last few years with young men and their ladies.    I shall miss them all, those young happy souls who spent so much time with us, but life moves on and now my son shall start on his road to  independence . I wish both him and his lovely Katie all the very best .

Challenges entered:

Anything Goes Challenge Blog: Home Sweet Home
Papertake Weekly: Punch it Out  use punch or die cuts
Tuesday Throwdown: die cuts
Crafty Creations: anything goes
Craft us Crazy: something new and/or favourite embellishment - my something new are the tiny green buttons and fav. embellishment is the butterfly, I love butterflies on my cards
My Grafico: monthly challenge for May

Card details;
Stamps:  Stampin Up's Neighborhood (jumbo wheel) and ?
Sentiment:  computer generated
Paper: Stampin Up
Spellbinders Nesabilities
Other: small pearls, crystal effects on the TV and picture glass, small punched butterfly

Friday, May 13, 2011

Little Frog

Here is another wonderful image from Doodle Pantry and was part of the May 5th release (click here for a direct link to the product over at DP). The stamp set is part of May's Digi Grab Bag and can be purchased for 50% off.

I coloured the little frog an orange-yellow colour and highlighted him in a  pale green. I also made him dimensional as with the lily on the pad in the lower right hand corner. Shaded in the white background with bashful blue ink and used a  template for the clouds.

Card Details:
Stamp: Doodle Pantry 'Little Frog set
Sentiment:   "little Frog" set
Medium: Prismacolor markers, Bashful Blue  Stampin Up Ink
Dies and Punches: Spellbinders Nestabilities, Paper Shapers,Martha Stewart scary branch punch
Embellishments: brads, yellow ribbon.

Challenges Entered:
Crazy Challenge CCH#66: Anything goes
Catch the Bug: anything goes
Cooking it up with Kate: stamp (rubber or digi) , brads and letters
Divas By Design: anything goes
Pear Tree Designs: spring -the sounds of frogs croaking, green , and blue skies- what could be more spring like:)
 Kaboodle Doodles: lots of layers
Papertake weekly: fancy a punch

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I created this card as a Guest Designer for the May 11th challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog. The challenge is 'anything goes'.  Do take a peek and join in the fun (what is more delightful than an anything  goes themed challenge, you can let the creativity flow)  It is a bi-weekly challenges so time is no factor....:0)

This charming little girl  is from Marjie's Maalarkies  and I just fell in love with her!

Challenges Entered:
Dream Valley Challenges: Flowers - my background is all floral's and I have the accent flower on the right hand corner.
Creative Cowgirls Challenge: anything goes
Sentimental Sundays:  anything goes - must have a sentiment
Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog: anything goes
Incy Wincy Designs: MDay or Girly - mine is girly in a little girly way:0) hope that counts
Claudia and Company: butterfly - must have a butterfly on your project
Simply Create Challenge: What Did You Say - something your would say to your Mother or she would say to you - my little gal  would love a hug from Mum...

Card Details:
Techniques: Heat embossing for the background
Stamps:  Marjie's Maalarkies little girl digital image , sentiment from Doodle Pantry; background stamp 'Floral' from Stampin Up 
Medium: Prismacolor Markers,  groovy guava ink from Stampin Up 
Dies/punches: Spellbinders Nesabilities- Beaded Circles,  standard circles small ;  Martha Stewart punches -  for the  green leaves and the large and small butterflies;   MARVY for the flower- 1'' & 1/2'' daisy punches plus their 1' Retro flower punch.
Embellishments:  small pearls



Thursday, May 5, 2011

DT Card for Doodle Pantry May 5th,2011 Release

My DT card for the Doodle Pantry May 5th Release

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.

Challenge DPDC#12  The theme for the DPDC#12 challenge is 'Use a Doodle Pantry Image'   For playing along and submitting an entry using Doodle Pantry images, you will get  one  FREE!

Prize: One randomly selected winner will win a $10.00 gift certificate for  a Doodle pantry product.
I used this set for my card:

Also: Specials
DIGI GRAB BAG:  May 5 - May 19 these products are 50% off:
Pelican dreams, shaggy cat, cuddly bear, and (from new release) Little Frog. Already reduced no coupon needed

May 5 and 8 ONLY!!   ARK TEMPLATE FAVOR BOX 25% off, already reduced,  no coupon needed

May 5 and 8 ONLY!! May Product Bundle  includes 5 of the new releases and is only $8.00 2% markdown!)
Bundle includes only the following:  Mud Piggy, Ducky Duck, Reel 'em in, Grad hats, and Owl
NOTE: Customers MUST put the MAY BUNDLE in their cart to get that reduced price for the bundle. No refunds if they put individuals and overpay.

Card Details: I grew up around a lake environment and fishing was a part of  life for my brothers and sometimes (not often) me. I don't think I ever graduated from the 'fishin pole' but my brother's did, especially my younger one, so Laurie's stamp set  brought back a lot of memories.... I however did not eat fish for ten years after I left home having eaten so  much of it growing up  -lol.

Stamp & Sentiment: Doodle Pantry  digital stamps from the Reel 'em In stamp set (May5th release); background stamp from All Night Media
Markers: Prismacolors
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Large & Small Deckled Rectangles
Punch: Martha Stewart 'Christmas Branches' and Stampin Up's photo corners
Other: eyelets

Techniques: handle on the reel was made dimensional, dry wall mesh tape was used on both  photo corner and small  black rectangle,  red background was stamped to give it a weathered look

Challenges Entered:
Pollycraft Monday Challenge #91: Anything Goes
Drunken Stampers Challenge #65: Say it Like It Is - my saying is a play on words 'Reel Men Fish'  - I thought it was a 'say it like is' type of sentiment
Crazy Challenge #65: Male Card
Tip Top Tuesday #32: Open Challenge
Stamps R Us: For the Men in our Lives
Sweet Stamps challenge 13: Olden days or Vintage - this is  card using an old style fishing reel - so it does meet the olden days requirement and I guess you could call it vintage
Cards for Men challenge #9: hope my cards counts, it has a round fishing reel and I added the 6 round eyelets  to give it some more.

Monday, May 2, 2011

DT Card for Lexi's Creations Challenge #39 -Friendship Card

My DT Card for Lexi's Creations    Challenge #39 'Friendship Card'
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I used the digital stamp 'the Gift' from  Fairy Dust Crafts.  It is one of the best friendship sentiment  stamps out there. I used Spellbinder Nestabilities along with some Creatables from Marianne Designs to frame the sentiment. The flower is handmade and the leaves are from a Martha Stewart punch.

Challenges Entered:
Sparkles Forum Challenge: anything goes 
Sentimental Sunday: challenge # 53 - for mother's day / for a woman - this is a feminine card for a girlfriend
Srappekammeret: challenge #29 - everything is permitted
Digi Doodles Shops Best:  challenge #56 anything goes
Stampin Sisters in Christ -challenge #87 - no designer paper - must start as a solid colour
AiFactory Challenge #078- anything goes
Mami Doodles Digital Stamps: Challenge 25 - lets get girly - I guess define  girly, hope this card meets it :)
Crafts for Eternity challenge #17 ; anything goes
PaperCutz challenge #89- anything goes
Wags and Whiskers challenge #53: use die or punch
Little Miss Muffett challenge #8: use die cuts or punch

 Remember:  over at Lexi's Creations the challenge this fortnight is to create a project  with the theme of friendship.