Sunday, July 31, 2011

Caterpillar Swing DP Sponsors Stamping Sisters in Christ

Aw caterpillars, so adorable yet I cannot stand to have one touch me, I think it is all those legs;  still, they are one of creations masterpieces. Imagine being born one thing and turning into something else entirely. On some level do they know they were once a caterpillar? You don't have to answer that -lol, it's a question that been asked many times.

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring a challenge over at Stamping Sisters in Christ this week. The theme is     Ps 148:7-10  Any creature, tiny or large. Hop over and take a look, you might be inspired to take on the challenge with a chance to win a Doodle Pantry prize!

Card Details: I used a DP digital stamp called 'Caterpillar Swing' - what a happy caterpillar she is:), coloured her with Prismacolor markers and cut her out with a Spellbinders Neastabilities die called 'Deckled Rectangles'. I used Stampin' Up papers and some DP  digital paper from their 'Hipporay' stamp set. I added a few embellishments ( DIY flower, flourishes and some pearls).

Challenges entered:
Stamping Sisters in Christ: entering only as a sponsor DT member and just to have fun, I do not qualify for any prize:)

CraftyAnn's Challenge #46: summertime and the livin is easy: I would say my caterpillar on her swing is taking life pretty easy
Polka Doodles: Week 30 - In an English Country Garden: look closely and you will find a caterpillar
Sew Many Cards Challenge #64 - Anything Goes
Stamp Something -Summer Fun Something- my caterpillar  is enjoying her summer:)
Craft Us Crazy -  anything goes
Digi Doodle Shop's Challenge - challenge #69 anything goes
PaperPlay Challenges: challenge week 30-  In the garden

Monday, July 25, 2011

DT Card for Lexi's Creations Challenge #45 Shaped Cards

Sponsor: Letraset -   Win some promarkers
  Letraset is an online store dealing with all things creative (eg: markers, pads, adhesives, tutorials and well go take a look....)

Lexi's Creations Challenge #45 The challenge this fortnight is to create a project using the theme 'shaped card.' Take a quick trip over to  Lexi's site  for all the details . You might want to join in the fun!
The digital stamps on the  card are  from Fairy Dust Crafts .  
I have combined two different card styles to complete my project
  • Criss Cross Card
  • Telescoping Card
I created cloud sky backgrounds for each circle of the telescoping card.

Card Details:
Stamp:  The the three different  digital stamp flower scenes on the telescoping card are from Fairy Dust Crafts  and are titled as follows: Bumbles bee's, Butterflies and  Happy Dayz; the large flower on the criss cross card was created from a digital stamp set by NPerry called Create a Flower. The little daisy like flower on the criss cross card is  by Stampin Up .
Background stamp; Stampendous Marble Texture Cube for one half of the front panel on criss cross card
Embossing Folder: 'Distressed Stripes' from Cuttlebug - Provo Craft
Medium: Prismacolor markers, ink from Stampin Up 
Dies used: Spellbinders Nestabilities -  Standard Circles and Scalloped Circles;  Marriane Creatables Frame Swirl (for the flourishes)
Punches: Martha Stewart -  branches
Embellishments: brads


1. 2 Sisters#49 - anything goes
2. Craft Your Days Away #25 - summertime
3. Hanna & Friends #103 - summer
4. Easy Craft Projects #43 - Summer theme
5. Crafts 4 Eternity  Recipe#29 - shaped cards
6. Fussy and Fancy #41 Summer
7. Inspire Me Fridays 16 - Show us (anything goes)

Friday, July 22, 2011

Bugaboo Christmas in July Weekly Challenge

This is my last entry for the Bugaboo Christmas In July celebration and is an entry into their weekly challenge: whoooo hooo -was heavy duty but great fun!

I spent the afternoon at my Stampin buddies kitchen table working away and creating this  (I think) delightful Christmas card. Another friend dropped in and there was three of  us , each doing our own thing, offering advice, talking and having a great time. The coffee was pretty good  too:)

 Card Details:
Stamp: Bugaboo's Bugaboo's July 22 freebie Deacon Candy Cane Christmas, background stamp   Stampin Up 
Paper: Stampin Up - Garden Green,  Real Red, Whisper White
Medium: Prismacolor markers  
SpellbindersNestabilities:  Labels Twenty
Snowflakes:   small from Martha Stewart corner Snowflake punch ;  Large  from Spellbinders Shapeabilities 'Create a Flake'
Other:  pearls ,  Martha Stewart Christmas Branches punch
Technique: heat embossing, dry embossing - Petals  - a - Plenty(Stampin Up) 

1. Bugaboo Catch the Bug:  weekly challenge
2. Digistamps 4 Joy: challenge #23 - Christmas in July
3. Paper Pretties PWC Challenge 163 - embossing -I have used two types heat and dry
4. Simon says Stamp and Show: embossing - I have both dry and heat embossing
5. Christmas Inspirations Challenge #29 anything goes (must have a Christmas theme

Bugaboo Christmas in July Mini Challenge #5 - Anything Goes

This my entry for mini challenge #5 - Anything Goes

Card Details:
Stamp: Bugaboo's Christmas Words digital  stamp -  Joy, background stamp   Stampin Up 'Snow Swirled'
Paper: Stampin Up - Mellow Moss,  Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Medium: Prismacolor markers  
Snowflakes:   small from Martha Stewart corner Snowflake punch ;  Large  from Spellbinders Shapeabilities 'Create a Flake'
Other:  pearls , ribbon from Michaels, Vase from Stampin Ups 'Designor Labels Large'


1. Bugaboo Catch the Bug: Tuesday Mini Challenge  #5 - Anything Goes
2. Craft Your Passion #67- Text
3. KB Cute Monday challenge #22 - use a digital stamp
4. Paper Creations INK challenge #5 Christmas in July
5. stamps &fun = CREATIVITY challenge #56 Digistamp

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Bugaboo Christmas in July Mini Challenge #4 - Must have Snow

This my entry for mini challenge #4 - Snow Business  - Any project with Snow!

Card Details:
Stamp: Bugaboo's  "Eggbert Winter' , background stamp   Stampin Up (?)
Paper: Stampin Up - Tempting Turquoise,Cajun Craze, Whisper White
Medium: Prismacolor markers  Die Cuts: SpellbindersNestabilities  Beaded Suares
Snowflakes:   small from Martha Stewart corner Snowflake punch ; Medium and Large  from Spellbinders Shapeabilities 'Create a Flake'
 Other:  pearls , stickles 


1.Bugaboo Catch the Bug: Tuesday Mini Challenge  #4- any project with snow
2. Delightful Challenges - Christmas in July
3. The Rubber Cafe: Christmas in July
4. Digistamp4joy challenge #23 Christmas in July - lots of snow and ice  (I used stickles to accent the snow/ice/snowflakes)
5.Repeat Impressions  DCC720 Designer's Choice Challenge - Glitter- I have stickles on the ice and snow and the snowflakes

DP Stock the Pantry July - How High Can You Wish

Theme: Use a Doodle Pantry Image
There will be three winners  and each winner will receive 1 free Doodle Pantry product of their choice  valued at $3.00 or less.
Please do go and take a look, if you have no Doodle Pantry image  there are lots of freebies to choose from.

Card details:
Stamp: Digital stamp from a Doodle Pantry set  called 'BalloonAntsColor Plus;  Sentiment from same digital stamp set.
Medium: digital pre coloured image
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Lacy Squares
Punches: Sizzix 'Scribbles Swirls' for the flourishes on the top of the card
Flower; Marvy UCHIDA  1/2 inch daisy.  Marianne Designs Creatables 'Frame Swirl' and the blue/white dotted paper is digital paper from the same stamp set as the image

Allsorts - week 112 Free and Easy July
Craft Us Crazy'- challenge 13 Anything Goes
 Shellys Images :TTT Challenge - Show Us What You Got
Crafts and Me Challenge#44 Add a Flower
Crafty Creations: Challenge #128 Seeing Double
Scrapalicious challenge #12- anything summer- to me ants and flowers equal summer:)

Bugaboo Christmas in July Mini Challenge #3 - Sketch

This my entry for mini challenge #3 - use the sketch provided.

Card Details:
Stamp: Bugaboo's  "Eggbert Winter' 
Paper: Stampin Up , DP from stash - origin unknown
Medium: Prismacolor markers
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug's Spots and Dots
Die Cuts: SpellbindersNestabilities  large and small deckled  rectangles
Snowflakes:  Martha Stewart Snowflake punch and Christmas Branches 
Other:  pearls


1.Bugaboo Catch the Bug: Tuesday Mini Challenge - use sketch provided
2.Stamp Something: Christmas in July
3.Stampin with the Dragon: Christmas in July
4. Paper Pretties: PWC#163 embossing - I used dry embossing
5. Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog: embossing - I used dry embossing

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Bugaboo Mini Challenge 2. Use a Freebie - Christmas in July

Tuesday Challenge #2 -  Must Use a Freebie  'Ruby Christmas Tree' supplied by Bugaboo

Card Details:
Stamp: Bugaboo 'Ruby Christmas Tree' provided  free for this specific challenge
Sentiment 'be merry'  from 'Warm Words' by Stampin up
Paper: Stampin Up except for the bright green which is a Bo Bunny
Medium: Prismacolor Markers
Die Cuts: SpellbindersNestabilities Ovals  and Scalloped Ovals, classic circle
Snowflakes: Spellbinders Shapeabilities  'Create A Flake Two', Martha Stewart Snowflake punch and Christmas Branches, Flourish from Sizzix 'Scribbles Swirls'
Other:  pearls, crystal effects on the earrings and on  all the light bulbs, stickles on the star

Challenges :
1.Bugaboo Catch the Bug: Tuesday Mini Challenge - use freebie provided to create a project
 2. Christmas Inspirations: challenge #29 free (anything goes)
3. CES Challenges: challenge #45 Christmas
4. Secret Crafter: challenge #143 - holidays - mine is celebrating Christmas
5.Simply Create:  challenge #48 Christmas Time

Bugaboo Christmas in July Mini Challenge #1 - Non Traditional

I love this image and received a card last Christmas with this image on it and in a very similar layout, and because I so liked the card I am casing it. My card is a little different but still  very similar:0). Thanks Dawn and Sam ( Dawn Frost was the designer and Sam  (her son's girlfriend  who gave us the card) was the one who made it.  I love my version too and it was so easy to put together,

The card was created for the Bugaboo Blog Hop and is the first mini challenge (Monday 18th)., which was to create a card in a non traditional colour. Mine is turquoise and orange.  I am playing catch up as I have several more to post

Card Details:
Stamp: Bugaboo's Snowman Bells
Paper: Stampin Up
Medium: Prismacolor Markers
Die Cuts: SpellbindersNestabilities Labels Twenty
Snowflakes: Spellbinders Shapeabilities  'Create A Flake Two', Martha Stewart Snowflake punch and Christmas Branches
Other: stickles, dew drop
Embossing Folder: Snowflakes by Cuttlebug (Provo Craft)

Challenges entered:
Bugaboo  Catch the Bug Challenge Blog: July Hop Mini Challenge Monday July 18th -Non Traditional Christmas
2 Sisters Challenge Blog: #48 Christmas in July
Paper Sundaes Challenge Blog: Challenge #78 ;Christmas in July
The Crafty Pad: Challenge Blog: challenge 130 Christmas in July/new releases
The Crazy Challenge: #76 Christmas in July

BDay Wishes

For a dog person I sure do make a lot of cat cards:) Here is another kitty cat, this one from a Clear Dollar Stamp set called CDSTSSentimentalKitty.  I think she is quite fabulous!

Card Details:

Stamps: a digital stamp from Clear Dollar Stamps called Sentimental Kitty
Sentiment: freebie digital sentiment from BizzyBecs
Papers: Stampin up
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Nesatbilites classic standard circles, scalloped circles;  Cuttlebug (Provo Craft) Hearts & Stamps
Punches: Martha Stewart monarch butterfly, Christmas branches; Marvey UCHIDA daisy Punch  1 inch
Other: Recollections epoxy stickers and pearls
Technique: creating clouds, dimensional: the kitty cat, the large heart and the sentiment are all made dimensional with the use of dimensional tape

Challenges entered:
1. Clearly Inspired challenge #32: colour  line juice, wild ginger, tempting turquoise, mud pie
2. Digi Design House: week 2 Summer
3. Die Cut Dreams#94: Animal Antics
4.House of Gilli: Anything Goes
5. Birthday Sundaes: anything goes but must have a birthday sentiment on card
6.Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT challenge: Summer Birthday
7. I Did It Creations: challenge #64 Animals

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

It's a Boy

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring  the challenge at ScrapCreations (theme: Baby) .    If you have time go visit  Scrap Creations  and   play along, you could win a Doodle Pantry prize and what could be more delightful that that!!

Card Details.
  • I used Doodle Pantry's  digital stamp 'Happy BirdieB' and doesn't he look all reved up about the new addition:)
  •  Stampin Up paper and some left over wall paper (the blue background  paper).
  • The balloons were stamped, coloured, cut out and  Crystal Effects added for  shine. I do not know from whence they came as there is nothing on the stamp ( I had picked it up at a local dollar store).
  • The sentiment is computer generated. 
  • The striped border stamp is from Stampin Up2004.
  • Technique:  Printed out two birdies and using a circle die   placed it around one  birdie, shaded the area in with some bashful blue ink (Stampin Up). I coloured the other birdie, cut it out  and placed it on top of the first to give a dimensional look. ( used dimensional tape) '
  • The final step was to add some twine and a little star 
  • The design layout is from 'I{heart }2 stamp'.
  •  Medium used: Prismacolor Marker

Scrap Creations : theme Baby
Lollipop Crafts: special summer challenge
A Gem of a Challenge:#25 Lets hear it for the Boys-  I say start the cheering early in life:)
Totally Gorjuss: Challenge89 - all about boys
Crafters Companion: challenge 14c- one for the boys
The Craft Garden: July Challenge - use a Bird on your project
 I {heart}2 Stamp: July Sketch

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Bathing Bumble's

 I love the little bunny I used for my image, he looks so peaceful  relaxing in his tub with the bubbles floating away. I gave him a meadow  with a few clouds, coloured him with Prismacolors, added some Stickles to the bubbles  and he was done.  Framed him with Spellbinders 'wonky squares' , added a couple of homemade flowers and some epoxy stickers from  Recollections to complete the card.

Stamp: Stampabilities 'Relaxing Bubbles'   Bumble; Stampin Up background stamp - sanded
Paper: Stampin Up
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Nestabilites and Marianne Designs (flourish stem)
Punch: Martha  Stewart (blue Flower) , Christmas branches; Marvy Uchida daisy punches (large flower) ,   Fiskars (large flower)
Other: stickers by Recollections, Stickles

House Mouse and Friends: challenge 99 Make a Splash
Tuesday Throwdown: challenge # 57 Fun in the Sun
Paper Playtime: challenge #50 Summer
 The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges: July Challenges - Get Punchy requires an animal

Friday, July 15, 2011

Christmas in July Kitty

It is July  and time for some Christmas card making, I do love making Christmas Cards!!
No you are not seeing double,  this is my second Christmas card using this wonderful cat image from Doodle Pantry. I  love this kitty cat  she is just so cute. I used two different images and merged them together to get the  Christmas picture I was looking for. Starting to really like merging:).

Card details:
Stamps:  Shaggy Cat from Doodle Pantry, Christmas Accessories from Doodle Pantry, background stamp (on the green paper) by All Night Media.
Punches: Martha Stewart  Christmas Branches, Christmas Border , Christmas Corner and snowflake.
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Create a Flake (for the large flower), Wonky Square
Embossing folder -  Swiss Dots

OK, the gremlins are about and causing mischief today. Twice the post  disappeared while I was working on it and I had to re do the whole post. ???  I started out a happy poster full of good cheer
which befits a Christmas card maker and ended up an old shrew , screeching  'what the heck' . Oh well all seems to be going OK now so I am back full of good cheer-lol.

Challenges entered:

Craft Us Crazy: challenge #12 Christmas in July
Digi Doodle Shops challenge #67: Make Your Own Flowers: I made my snowflake flower using punches
The Rubber Cafe: challenge #26 Spellbound by Spellbinders: I use wonky squares,and create a flake or two
Fresh Brewed Blog FBC55 : Triple Play three of anything: I have three presents, three litlle snowflakes
Digital Tuesday: challenge #118 Spellbound use one or more dies (spellbinders or otherwise) - I used two (Wonky Squares and Create a Flake or Two)
PaperPrettiesWednesday Challenge: PWC162- use an animals - I used a kitty
Amber's Crafts and Stuff: challenge#18- embossing - I dry embossed the white background paper cardstock

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Detachable Bookmark Card

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring  the challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge Blog (theme: Summer reading. Create a card w/detachable bookmark) .   What a delightful challenge this one is, so much fun to make and  everyone can use an additional bookmark can't they!
If you have time go visit  Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge Blog  and perhaps play along, you could win a Doodle Pantry prize. WooHoo!!!!!

Card Details. I used Doodle Pantry's  new release digital stamp set 'Wild Rose', Stampin Up paper and some left over digi paper from DP's 'Peacock Birdie' stamp set (the blue  paper with the white spots). The flowers are handmade using  various flower punches . The sentiment on the detachable bookmark 'the earth laughs in flowers' is from Rubbernecker Stamps.

The bookmark has been perforated on the side attached to the card so it can be  detached from it, just give it a tug, easy peasy!

Re challenges entered - I live in a province where our motto is "Wild Rose Country' and in the late spring and early summer  these roses are everywhere -well not in the urban centers- but out in the country. When you see the roses you know summer is here and the fun begins:) Except this year when the mosquito's torment you so they take the fun away:)

Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge Blog: Summer Reading: card with a detachable book mark
 Charisma Cardz#27: all about flowers
DutchDare: challenge#120 summer fun  - the flowers were the harbinger of summer and all that  it entails 
Rainbow Ladies Challenge#160: in the country - in my case a    roses that fill our (Alberta's) countryside
Allsortschallenge blog: week 111 - Free and easy July  
Stamp Insanity: anything goes
One Stop Craft Challenge: Challenge#139 Summer Time
ooh la la Challenge blog: challenge 84 Tag It
I Did It Creations: challenge #63 Floral
Anything Goes challenge Blog: more than one fold- I have three until you detach the bookmark:0)

Scene of Three

I made this card using digital stamps from Make it Crafty and practised a new technique (for me) of merging more than two digital images together to make a scene. Make it Crafty is having a 1 year celebration  and will be celebrating all of July! To have a look at their stamps  go to their site at  Make It Crafty! I quite like this card because it seems somewhat mystical  and the garden appears  filled with magical things.
 I use three images (two characters - the little girls  and one landscape ) to complete this scene.

Card Details;
Stamps: Make it Crafty; Sitting Jane, Forest Flowers, Summer Dream
Technique: merging digital images, heat embossing
Medium: Prismacolor Markers
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Nestabilities: inverted circles,  beaded circles(the one with the button on it); Marianne Designs Creatables 'Frame Swirl', Stampin Up's 'Beautiful Wings'
Punches: Martha Stewart's scary branches, double edged punch;
Flower: handmade using various punches - EK Success  1" and 1/ their  1/2' Retro flower punches and Friskas Daisy punch
Other: Yellow Button from my Mother's button box - I love using her old button's, it brings back memories of her:)

Challenges Entered:
  Make it colourful(Make it Crafty's challenge blog):Merge stamps  - I used three
The Crafty Pad Challenge #129 Lots of Texture
Stamps R Us: through the garden gate
Lollipop Crafts:  Special Summer Challenge anything goes
One Stitch at a Time: challenge #70 - anything goes
Allsorts: week 111 Free and Easy

Monday, July 11, 2011

DT Card for Lexi's Creations Challenge #44 At the Beach

Challenge #44
It is time for another challenge at Lexi's CreationsThe challenge this fortnight is to create a project  with an 'at the beach' theme: Take a quick trip over to  Lexi's site , you might want to join the fun!

See main challenge blog for sponsor details:

I choose  one of Lexi's wonderful images called 'J.T'  and brayered a background of water and sand. Added a little bit of interest  in the top left corner and it was done. I like the result even if my brayering looks like it is bringing on a storm. Oh well, storms do brew:)

Card Details:
Digital Stamp: FDC Fairy Dust Crafts   'J.T'
Medium: Prismacolor markers
Dies Used: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Lacy Squares',  Sizzlits 'Little Leaves' from Stampin Up
Punch: Martha Stewart Christmas Branches
Technique; Zindorf brayering tutorials

Challenges Entered:
Papertake Weekly: anything goes, optional buttons
Divas By Design;#5 Die Cuts and Punches
Creative Inspirations: challenge #119  at the seaside
Stampavie and More: challenge #146 -more than 3 layers - I have 5
Paper Crafting Journey:PCJchallenge #14 - for him
Totally Papercrafts: challenge#74 The Beach
Bearlymine:#14 Anything goes
DutchDare: challenge #120 summer fun
Paperplaytime challenge #50 Summer
Pollycraft Monday Challenge: challenge 101  GreatOutdoors
Mami Doodles Digital Stamps: challenge # 30 At the Beach

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Doodle Pantry - July 5th Release - Peacock Birdie

My card for the Doodle Pantry July 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#14  The theme for the DPDC#14 challenge is 'Use a Doodle Pantry Image'   For playing along and submitting an entry using Doodle Pantry images, you will get  one  FREE!  (DPDC14 complimentary image is 'Peacock Birdie' - is he not just adorable)

Prize: One randomly selected winner will win a $15.00 gift certificate for  a Doodle pantry product.

AND Doodle Pantry 's Digi Grab Bag is:
50%  off for 2 weeks from the 5th to the 19th.
Wonderful images for a great price, see here for all the details.

Card details:
Digital Stamp: Doodle Pantry July 5th release 'Peacock Birdie' ; the sentiment is  from the same set and I merged it with the image of the peacock to make one image
Digital Papers: coloured papers  (peacock green and the flowered paper from Doodle Pantry's Peacock Birdie set)
Medium: Prismacolor's markers
Die cuts: Spellbinders Nestabilities (standard circles small ;scalloped circles) and Sizzix 'Scribbles Swirls' for the flourishes. Stampin Up 'Beautiful  Wings for the butterflies.
Other: Sakura gell pen , small pearls

Allsorts Challenge Blog:   Week 110 - Free and easy July
the Paper Shelter: challenge #20 - anything goes
DigiDoodleShop: challenge#65 - anything goes
 Stamp Something: July Digi Day Challenge- use a digi
Bling it on: challenge #5 - anything goes
Stampalot: challenge for July (monthly)  -anything goes