Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Welcome Little One

Oh, how I love little ones and the image above  shows why; are they not too adorable for words! Now the little one this was made for is even more adorable  than the above image and she is the great granddaughter of my husband. They diagnosed a heart problem with the little one in the last quarter of the pregnancy. The mother spent the last five weeks with us as our city has a hospital equipped to handle such a problem. I felt so sorry for her as she had to leave her home and our grandson and all her family members to stay with us who she barely knew. She took it like a trooper and I grew so fond of her during her stay. She will make a marvelous mum! Needless to say we had visitors coming and going for the duration. Then on Nov. 20, little girl Allie was born to the joy of all.  She is now back in her home city with her family and will be under  observation for most of her growing years. This can all be done where they live. Sometime good things  happen out of unusual circumstances and the joy to us, besides the health of the little one is we got to know and love the grandson's family in a way we never would have otherwise..

Stamp:Digi Doodles 'Sleeping Infant'

Crafts and Me: #63 Pearls and Swirls
Divas by Design: #16 Anything Goes
Fab N' Funky Challenges:#101 Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter #42 Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes
Anything Goes Challenge Blog #55: Decorative or Altered Corners
Creative Card Crew: Monochromatic
Creative Craft Challenges: Free for All
Party Time Tuesday:#44 Anything Goes

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Outlaws CFC1120

Another great image from Outlaws CFC by Sandi Hugget. Sandi and and Anne Fenton have  joined forces and  started a challenge over at 'Outlawz' called  Creative Freebie Challenge. The images to be used are from digital  images they have drawn and  believe me, these are some  totally fabulous images!  For  this their second challenge  I chose the above image and coloured her with Prismacolor markers. What a pretty little girl! I framed the image with a Spellbinders  die (Labels 10) and in the background I used a die cut from Marianne (Doily). The background paper is from the 'Four Seasons 'stack of paper by DCWV. The embellishments are:
Sentiment - digital stamp from Doodle Pantry(Rounded Wishes) with the image of the present  merged into the middle of the circle (also from Doodle Pantry called 'Christmas Accessories)
Flower: die cut from Marianne Designs called Ribbon flower and a punch from EK Success
Leaves: MS  branch punch, and the  flourished vine from Whimsy Stamps.

Challenges Entered:
1. Outlaws CFC1120: use supplied digi
2.. Creative Craft Challenges: free for all
3. Digital Tuesday #139 Go Green - must use a digital element
4. Going Grey with Scrap-Creations: Christmas
5.Party Time Tuesday: #44 anything goes
6. Sassy Cheryl's Stamps: #92 Winter
7. Craft Your Passions #86 Tis the Season
8. Addicited to Stamps Challenge #18: Christmas Card


Monday, November 28, 2011

Winter Song Birdies

Doodle Pantry is the sponsor of the weekly challenge over at 'The Scrapbooking Queenand the theme is 'Christmas/Holidays'.  I think Doodle Pantry's  digital stamp set 'Winter Song Birdies  (Color Dove) is perfect for the theme!  These birdies are so delightful  singing on a perch  with their rosy red cheeks, makes me smile just to look at them.  Why don't you join the challenge this week at The Scrapbook Queen, create a project with a Christmas/Holiday focus and win a Doodle Pantry coupon.

Card Details: 
Stamp:  Doodle Pantry's "Winter Song Birdies Colored Set of Four' coloured version; leaf embellishment in the upper right corner  and the holly on the end of the flourish are from the same stamp only enlarged and cut out,  sentiment from the same stamp set. Note- this set can ordered individually  with only one bird and a couple of sentiments - available as Dove, Wren, bluebirds or mixed - one of each colour. Also available in outline only.
Paper: Stampin' Up, DCWV 'Four Seasons Stack' book
Flourish: Tim Holtz  'Elegant Flourishes'( modified somewhat)
Embossing Folder: Swiss Dots
Snowflake: MS punch and  Spellbinders 'Create a Flake or Two'
Stickles: on the earmuffs, hat trim, holly berries

Challenges entered:
The Scrapbooking Queen -  DT entry only

1. 2Sisters Challenge Blog: #67 Holidays
2. Crazy 4 Challenges : cfc115  create a card/project with some sort of snow on it - I have one large snowflake
3. Hiding in My Craft Room: Mix it Up Holiday
4. Send a Smile for Kids Challenge: Happy Holiday Wishes
5. Sweet Stampin Challenge: Punches or Dies 
6. Totally Gorjuss: challenge #108 Sparkle
7. Cardnadfairy's Digi Days: #22 Winter Wonderland
8. Card Makin Mamas: #34 Sentiments

DT Card for Lexi's Creations Challenge #54- One for the Lads

DT call at Lexi's Creations, we are looking for a some new members for the Design Team. Just add DT to your name when posting  if you wish to be considered!!

New challenge over at  Lexi’s Creations   with the theme of  One for the Lads'; challenge will run from NOV 28th - DEC10th, 2011. Thanks to everyone who played along with us for the last challenge 'No Straight Edges'  and hope you will join us for this one - One for the Lads!  The little fellow  I used as the main image is from 'The Stamping Bazaar'  (our guest sponsor). Isn't he just grand, cute as a button. I coloured him with Prismacolor markers and attached him to a Triangle Treat Box I had made out of some Stampin' Up  Card Stock. I had no little treats for the pictures, but one of my stepdaughters was on hand with  Little Latte sweets. As the Triangle box will going to her grand child I promised to have different treats, not coffee related, in it come Christmas time :). I used twine in place of ribbon to  tie the top closed.

Marvin with Candy Cane  from the Stamping Bazaar  
Branches: MS punch  
Die Cuts: Spellbinders  Deckled Rectangles  and Classic Standard Circles
Ticket : Whimsy Stamps
Star/Snowflake: Stampin Up  'Serene Snowflakes': I stamped and cut out the snowflake and placed it on  top of two die cut snowflakes  to create the dimensional star on the top of the box  (Spellbinders 'Create a Flake or Two').

We have two sponsors this week:

 My New Store :D

 Head on over to Lexi's Creations for all of the challenge details AND  take a peek at all the lovely work from the multi talented Design Team while there! 

Challenges entered:
1.2Sisters Challenge Blog:#67 Holidays 
2. Sweet Stampin Challenge: Punches or Dies - I used a MS Punch for the branches and die cuts for  the botton two layers of my snowflake, the round circle in the backgroun and  the rectangle behind the bat 
3.Fairy Tale Challenges: #29 Christmas  I have created a triangle Christmas box
4. Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #50: Make a Gift, anything but a card
5. Inspire Me Fridays: #34 linky party
6. Jingle Bells: Candy Kisses  
7.OCL93: Cute Critters
8. Totally papercrafts: Challenge 94 Christmas: 

Monday, November 21, 2011

Wishbone Ants

Doodle Pantry is the sponsor  of the weekly challenge over at 'Craft Your Passions' and the theme is 'Fall Colors'. Great theme and with the American Thanksgiving  this week I decided to use the  Doodle Pantry  digital stamp set 'Wishbone Ant's'.  Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends down south of the 49th parallel. Should be a lot of  wish making going on this Thursday!    I remember as child wishing with all my might while pulling on a wish bone, and as a parent  passing on the tradition to my son!  These  small kind of  things make  for fond memories  and are so much fun to do!

November 5 - 24th of this month is the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge #18  and the featured product is 'Wishbone Ants' It is the complementary digital stamp set you can get by playing along with the  challenge this month.  It will be available for purchase after the challenge closes.

Card Details: 
Stamp:  Doodle Pantry's "Wishbone Ants' coloured version; leaf embellishment from Stampin' Up's  "Autumn Splendor' (stamped , heat embossed and cut out); ticket sentiment from 'Whimsy Stamps'
Paper: Stampin' Up
Die Cut: Spellbinders "Lattice Rectangles'
Ribbon: Michael's
Other: twine, metal swirl, dry wall tape 

Challenges entered:
Craft Your Passions: Fall Colors - DT entry only

Catch the Bug Challenge Blog: Thanksgiving or Thank You 
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays: Embossing - My leaf embellishment is heat embossed
Just Some Lines: Tic Tac Toe - I used  embossing for  the leaf, ribbon  (under the scalloped border  at the bottom of the image rectangle),  and die cut (the small scalloped edging on the sides and botton of the image rectangle
Fairy Fun  Fridays: #66 anything fall
Patti's Creation Design Challenge #33 : Birthday or Thanksgiving - mine is Thanksgiving
Crafty Purple Frog: #28 use orange
Southern Girls challenge #32 - embellishment bingo I used:, twine or string,  punches and heat embossing


Monday, November 14, 2011

DT Card for Lexi's Creations Challenge #53 - No Straight Edges

Oh I do love this image of Sammy Snowman, I used him for the first card I made as a Guest Designor  for Lexi's Creations. I think he is totally adorable and he can be found at 'Fairy Dust Crafts'! The challenge this fortnight is 'No Straight Edges',  isn't that a great theme, I certainly think so because it lets me make one of my favourite type of card  - a round easel ! I don't know if you can tell but I made Sammy dimensional which makes it pop in real life:) I used Spellbinders  Nestabilities 'Beaded Circles'  and their 'classic Scalloped Circle' for the card. I then added a few embellishments and it was done. Quick, easy and fun!

Lexi's Creations challenge #53 - theme 'No Straight Edges'  Nov.14  thru Nov. 26th
Sponsor: Letraset

Win some promarkers

Catered crop: Follow the Recipe - I used red and green colours,  an image with a winter scene  that also contained  hollies & berries and a Christmas sign.  The tools I used were die cuts  with scallops. The main technique was  layers.
Christmas card Challenge 2011 #50:  Deck the Halls - I have the holly
Paper Sundaes #95 use digital image
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #138 Punch It - use a least one punch and die cuts allowed
2 Sisters Challenge Blog:#65 Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss #106 Christmas Traditions -I have the holly and ivy . a Christmas snowman and the Merry Christmas sign
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #108 use a digital
Little Claire's Designs #15 Shaped Cards 

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Christmas Ornament

I love this image of a Christmas ornament  by Sandi Huggett, isn't it grand!  Sandi Huggett and Anne Fenton have  joined forces and  started a challenge over at 'Outlawz' called  Creative Freebie Challenge. The images to be used are from digital  images they have drawn and  believe me, these are some  totally fabulous images!  For  the first challenge they have a variety of Christmas images you can download  AND if you make a card with at least one of them, enter it into the challenge, they will give you  additional three or four images in the next 2 to 3 weeks.  These are two very talented ladies so it should be  a lot of fun. I coloured the ornament with Prismacolor markers, added some stickles  and used a Sakura Gelly Roll pen on the poinsettia leaves to give some sparkle to the card, just does not show up very good in the picture.
 The ornament is dimensional as is the snowflake flower. I made the flower using holly leaves from a Stampin' Up set called  Sleigh Ride, and by punching out some snowflakes from several MS punches.

Challenges entered:
Creative Freebie Challenge 0utlawz - use one of the free digis supplied for the challenge
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Challenge - Texture
Fabulous Friday Challenge : Embossing - I used dry embossing
Floweret Stamps #8 Christmas cards
Totally Papercrafts  #92 the theme is Victorian - I have used a very Victorian type ornament
Wags' n Whiskers Stamps: #67 Christmas theme
Delightful Challenges: snowflakes

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Deck the Halls

This is a different type of Christmas card for me, but I thought I would give it a go!    It is certainly not a traditional Christmas card  but the theme is Christmas. This gal reminds me of dance hall girls of old and I am sure they celebrated  the Christmas season too!
I used a Sassy Studio Design digital stamp called 'Steampunk Vivian', framed her in a Spellbinders Nestabilities  die cut (labels 20) and put it all on a  5x 5 card base. I used Spellbinders 'Grommet Tags' for the sentiment .

Embellishments: Holly branches from Stampin' Up's 'Sleigh Bells Ring' stamp set (stamped .coloured, and cut out), Martha Stewart branch punch and the flower from 'Floral Embellishments' by Recollections.


Sassy Studios Designs: Christmas Challenge; create a card using a Christmas Carol as the theme - I choose Deck the Halls .
Dutch Dare Card Challenge: #138 punches and dies
Digital Tuesday: #136 Anything Goes -  (2nd entry for me)
Papertake Weekly: First Christmas  card of the year challenge for PTW
Tip Top Tuesday: #59 Anything Christmas Goes
Cards for Men: Challenge 23 - It's Nearly Christmas
Daisy Doodles Creative  Challenge:#46  Anything Goes with a Digi

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

BJ's Card

My friend and stamping buddy Dawn has three wonderful son's . The middle son moved out a little while ago and I have been planning on giving him a little gift ever since. He not only moved away from the nest, but to another city and has bought a home and gotten a new job. Lucky Calgary to have such a new citizen. This Kenny k stamp doesn't really look like him but it gives off the vibe of jubilation  a young man must feel at the start of a new life and going out on his own. Good Luck  and all the best that life can give BJ. 

Stamp: Grove Dude by  Kenny  K
Ticket stamps: Whimsy  stamps (these ones were blank and I wrote in the sentiment)
Paper: certainly celery, whisper white by Stampin' Up, blue weathered bacground paper  from Stamp TV's free digital paper ; navy background  wall paper
Embellishmnets: button from stash, Epoxy Stickers by Recollections

Challenges :
Bearly Mine Challenges #23 : One for the Boyz
Digital Tuesday:  challenge #136 Anything goes
Heart Song Inspiration:#23 - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations: Anything Goes
Kenny K Krafty Girlz Challenge#68: Celebrations (mine is celebration a new job and home for a young man.
Paper Sundaes: challenge #94 rectangles - mine has lots of rectangles from the card base to the images frame and the background papers. Even the 'tickets' are rectangles:)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Twelve days Of Christmas - Doodle Pantry Blog Hop

Gift tags

DOODLE PANTRY BLOG  Hop - Nov. 5th  thru 9th
 Welcome to my portion of the   DOODLE PANTRY  blog hop!

Have you have enjoyed your Twelve Day's of Christmas blog hop so far, I know we  are enjoying your visit and aren't the images fantastic! Hope we have given you loads of ideas. If you have arrived here from Vicki's blog you are right on track:)  If not and you wish to participate, go to the Doodle Pantry Blog which  has all the details and  is the start of the hop.   When finished your visit here at Gilby's Corner  (Glenda) you need to visit Sharon!

 Note:  to enter the blog hop you must must enter your url and name/email in the special LINKY  in the Doodle Pantry Blog hop post to be in the draw for prizes.  Depending on the number of participants  there will either be 5 or 8 winners (1-50 = 5 winners ; 60 and up = 8 winners). Winners receive each a $10.00 coupon from the Doodle Pantry store.

It is not necessary to leave a comment to win one of the prizes, but all comments are appreciated :0) AND not only that,  but two lucky commenters  will be selected from all the comments left on two of the Design Team Blogs for a $15.00 gift coupon . Who those two blogs are is anybody's guess !! 
The more comments the more chance to win!

Stamp Set: Twelve days of Christmas by Doodle pantry. This is one great set and the possibilities of what can be done with it are so varied (as I hope the hop has highlighted).  I am always needing  gift tags so I  decided to display that option. I left a few without ribbon as I decided I needed some without  just to tuck under some of my more larger bows ( I use some pretty large ones) on my gifts. Perfect!!! To see this set and all it has to offer go here!

Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge # 18
Please check back at the Doodle Pantry Blog site  for the Doodle Pantry #18  Nov. 5th challenge:
  • DPDC#18 - must use a Doodle Pantry stamp to receive one stamp free for participating. The free stamp this month is 
    Wishbone Ants. There will be two winners chosen by for a $15.00 coupon for the Doodle Pantry Shop.

Challenges Entered:
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge:  #107Anything Goes
Mami Doodles: Digital Stamps: challenge 37 - Christmas
Sweet'n Sassy Digi Challenge:#27 - Christmas/Holiday Theme
4 Crafty Chicks: challenge #62 Die cuts
Charisma Cardz - Cutsey challenge #44
Crimbo Crackers: challenge #1 - Anything Goes
PaperCrafting Journey: Challenge #22- use a digi - all the images in the 12 days of Christmas are Digi's.
Southern Girls:Challenge #31 - inspired by a song

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Christmas Wreath

Release Date - Nov. 1st,2011  Nov. 1st  is release day over at Doodle Pantry !  Lots of new digital stamp sets with a variety of options. Some are  precoloured  with outlines included and some have digi paper available within the set. How good is that! There are two previously released 2010 stamp sets now available as  precoloured versions  (Pirate Birdie and Sledding Ants).. 

I chose the 'Christmas Wreath ' (new release stamp set) for my card  and the sentiment comes with the set. It makes a beautiful Christmas card.  

To view all the delightful stamp sets go here: Doodle Pantry Latest Releases

Note:  the challenge DPDC#18 starts Nov. 5th and the free complementary digital stamp set  for entering the challenge will be  'Wishbone Ants'.

Challenges Entered:

Paper Pretties: Paper pretties Monday Challenge - Use a sentiment
Dream Valley Challenges: Challenge 19 Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Charisma Cards Challenge: anything goes
Digi Doodles Shop: anything goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge: anything goes (with a bit of bling optional)