Thursday, June 28, 2012

Quilted Little Horse

I will be needing several or more baby themed cards for showers,and birth related events as my extended family seems to be having a population explosion this year  - yaaaay!!I think it is so wonderful, babies seem so scarce these days. I thought this one might be good to include with a little gift. It's not coloured in the soft pastels of baby cards but it cries out for colour and  I followed the example with somewhat different colour  choices  from the coloured version over at Beccy's Place.  I made the horse dimensional  by colouring two images,cutting out one and using double sided  tape mounted it on top of the other.

Card details:
Digital Stamp: Little Horse from Beccy's Place
Paper: Stampin' Up Card Stock Tangerine Tango; Designer Paper Stampin' Up's 'Everyday Enchantment'
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Nestabilities  Standard and scalloped circles; Stampin' Up's 'Beautiful Wings'; Provo Craft die set for the little flowers  with the heart; Marianne designs flourish 

A simple and fun to make little card!

Beccy's Place June Challenge:  just use one of Beccy's digital images
Crafty Creations Challenges: #176 Embellish it - use three different types of embellishments I used, butterflies, flourish and flowers in a heart pot!
Bearly-Mine Challenges:#41 Anything Goes
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge: Anything Goes
Love to Create Challenge #21 Anything Goes
Tammy's Scrapin Corner Weekly Challenge #16: Anything Goes any Artist
Sugar Creek Hollow: #17 Circles I think mine lies between vintage and primitive

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

GDT for My Crafting Heaven

Round Easel card
Guest DT  card for My Crafting Heaven June 27th, 2012 showcasing the digital stamp 'the Crib':  Goonergirl aka  Christine Gray sent me this fabulous image of a baby basket to play with and this is what I came up with.  My cousin's daughter's son's wife  just had a baby boy and I will be getting this card off to them shortly. I wonder  what that makes the little ones relationship to me, is he a fourth cousin or a  4th removed. Don't know, but one thing is sure, he is family:O).  Christine has just started putting her wonderful digis up for sale and they can be found  here at her shop! You can also visit her blog here: My Crafting Heaven.

Card details:
 Digital Stamp" The Crib by Christine Grey @ My Crafting Heaven
Sentiment: Tickets by Whismsy Stamps; works hand written
Colour medium: Prismacolor  markers
Cardstock: Stampin' Up's Marina Mist & Bashful blue
Die Cuts: Spellbinders  'Beaded Circles', 'Standard circles', ' Inverted Circles'; Marianne Designs flourish LR0151,Prova Craft hearts
Punch: Martha Stewart butterfly
Other: blue star from the dollar store

1. Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge #62 Anything Goes
2.Paper Make Up Stamps:Digi #42 Anything Goes
3. Incy Wincy Designs-  June 25 - Anything Goes
4.Love to Create Challenge Blog:#21 Anything  Goes
5.Tammy Scrapin Corner:16 Anything Goes Any Artist
6. The Crafty Pad Designs #176 More than one Fold - mine is a round easel card which has two folds:)

Monday, June 25, 2012

DT Card for Lexi's Creations Challenge # 68 - At the Beach

My DT Card for Lexi's Creations    Challenge #68 - At the Beach!
 The challenge will run June 25th - July 7th, 2012.  Put on your creativity hats and come share with us  your special version of the theme. Can't wait to see what you come up with!  Be sure to check-out the work by my team mates over at Lexi's Creations. They are all so talented!

Sponsor:    Our sponsor  this fortnight   is 'Crop Stop':  If you are passionate about paper-crafting whether it be scrapbooking your memories, making cards or altered art, CropStop is your one-stop solution.    

I liked how this turned out, I merged two stamps from Make it Crafty to create the above scene using Paint Net.  The sentiment is from FDC and is one of my favourite Happy Birthday stamps, so elegant!    I have been loving how Sandra "Rose Petal' does her marvellous embellishment using the 'Foliage' die cuts and this one is my rendition of hers. Thanks Sandra...
Card details:
Stamp: The beach chair  from Make it Crafty,  girl 'Sitting Annalise' from Make it Crafty and the   sentiment from  Fairy Dust Crafts   
Die Cuts/Punch: Spellbinders Nestabilities   'Fleur de Lis Squares'. Spellbinders Shapeabilities  'Foliage' for the branch leaves, Marianne Designs for the flower, the corner add on's\  are from Marianne Creatables 'Little Butterfly set;  Punch from Stampin' Up-Modern  Labels & Word Windows
Paper:   Stampin' Up  bashful blue, marina mist  and whisper white card stock; designer paper - bought at Michaels.  
Colour medium: Prismacolour markers, Copic's for the skin and hair
Other: pearls

Note: won the $50.00 gift certificate from Oozak for Color Me creative challenge
1. The Corrosive Challenge:#152 Summertime Girls
2. Great Impressions:#4 Die Cuts or Punches
3. One Stitch at a Time: # 119 -  Summer Dresses
4.Allsorts: week 160 Any Die Will Do
5.Color Me Creative: #46 Big Hair
6.Emergency Crafters: Summer Sun
7.Raise the Bar: #107 Summer
8. Stampin for the Weekend: #12 Show Us Your Style -  for my entry the style is girly
9.Charisma Cardz:   #24 Summer
10. Shelly's Images TTT Show Us What Your Got or Anything Goes

Sunday, June 24, 2012

OWH - Seashells

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the ' OWH  ' challenge ,  June 24th 2012  and the theme is a sketch

I turned mine sideways.

Must follow the rules for Operation Write Home and no glitter, cards should be durable, remember the troops are often in non fancy situations and the card must be  securely (glued) fastened and made with good cardstock!

Go take a peek   and  if you enter their challenge you might win a Doodle Pantry prize.  

 The Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge #25 will start July 1st and runs thru July1st -24th: theme just use a Doodle Pantry image (not just a DP Sentiment). If you don't have one there are lots of freebies at the Doodle Pantry Shop and you  get a Doodle Pantry image just for participating in the challenge.  You may also win a Doodle Pantry prize if your entry is selected via a random draw! Such a deal!   July 1st will also be a new release day over at Doodle Pantry with some amazing new images, be sure to stop in and have look, see here
  • Stamp: Doodle Pantry digital stamp Seashells (coloured version)
  • Papers: Stampin' Up Card stock; The Four Seasons Stack by DCWV -seashells
  • Buttons: seashell button from Dollar Store, white button from stash
  • Ribbon: Celebrate It (Michaels)
  • Die Cuts: Spellbinders deckled rectangles, Foliage

 Challenges entered:

Joanna Sheen Challenge: Summer Daze
Robin's Fetish Challenge Blog:#113 No Flowers Anywhere
Crafts and Me: #89 Anything Goes
2 Sisters Challenge Blog: #97 Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin: Ribbon and Bows
Totally Gorjuss:#137 Something Yellow
Raise the Bar: Summer
Great Impressions: #4 Die Cuts or Punches

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Lois's Birthday -2012

This card was made for my wonderful sister in law and  I used Bugaboo's ' JJ  Tequila and Shoes' image. The sentiment is part of the same set. My SIL is a 'winter' so I always think of her in black, greys,  reds etc. so of course her card had to be in those colours. We will be going out to the lake where I grew up this week-end to a big family get together to celebrate her and my brothers birthday. Will be posting his card soon! 
Card details:
Stamp: digital stamp by Bugaboo 'JJ Tequila and Shoes - Happy Birthday', sentiment from same stamp set; Stampin Up's  birthday wishes  stamped on image layer.
Card Stock: Stampin' Up's basic black,, real res and whisper white
Papers: DCWV 'The Glitter Stack'
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers; Copic's for the skin
Die Cuts: Spellbinders 'Foliage', Spellbinders Shapeabilities 'Grommet Tags'; Marianne Designs Creatables 'Ribbon  Flower 1'
Punches: EK Success (small top layer of flower); Martha Stewart butterfly
Other; pearls, brads from stash

ATC's & Cards with Attitude: #16 Anything Goes  
Cardmadfairy Digi Days Challenge: Girly Challenge
Delicious Doodles: #22 Recipe 1,2,3 - I used one image, two branches of leaves, three butterflies!
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude: Anything Goes  
Art Impressions Stamps: #68 - Make Us laugh
Delightful Challenges: Delightfully Anything Goes
Moving Along with the Times: Happy Birthday
Paper Play Challenges: 12-Week25-Use a die ( Spellbinders 'Foliage'; Spellbinders Shapeabilities 'Grommet Tags'; Marianne Designs Creatables' Ribbon Flower 1'
 Shelly's Images:TTT Show Us What You Got - Anything Goes

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Father's Day 2012

I made this card for my son to give to his Dad for Father's Day. There is something about Gus that reminds of my lovable hubby, maybe just the knobby knees:O).  My hubby  has been hunting since he was twelve and he lives for hunting season. He thinks it is mostly about being outdoors that he loves. I'm not a hunter nor is our son, I have absolutely zero interest in it   but I do love to cook up a moose stew or roast a wild goose. We eat a lot of game! I had to make a stew out of beef last winter( we had run out of wild meat), it had been years since I had  to do that. Couldn't believe the cost:O).I know a lot of people do not approves of hunting but really nothing goes to waste in our group!

Card details:
Digital Stamp: 'Gus Hunting' from Bugaboo;
Sentiment:  'The Great Outdoors' photopolymer stamp from Little Paper Shop; Whimsy Stamps ticket sentiments with a computer generated 'Happy Father's Day'
Colour Medium: Prismacolors Markers ; Copics for the flesh tones
Die Cuts:  Spellbinders Nestabilities  Deckled Rectangles and the leaves are from a Stampin' Up die cut called Sizzlits Little Leaves
Paper: card stock Stampin Up's 'old olive'; DP - K&Company Susan Winget Specialty paper
Embellishments: gun from Little Paper Shop photopolymer stamps; butterflies from a Martha Stewart punch;   brads - 'Screws', Twine
Won Celebrate the Occassion (won a badge) and will be entered into the monthly draw!

1. Celebrate the Occasion: #66 Father's Day
2.Die Cutting Divas: #69 Happy Father's Day
3.Digital Tuesday Challenge #164 Butterflies
4. Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #173 Father's Day
5.Cards for Men: #12 Father's Day
6.Tammy's Scrapin Corner Weekly Challenge #14 For the Boys
7. The Pink Elephant - TPE52 - Masculine
8.There's Magic in the Air: Magical Monday - One for the Boys
9.One Stitch at a Time:#117 For the Man in Your Life
10:Scrapers delights Paper Crafts: It's a Male Thing (June 06 -June16th)New Challenge

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Oh My - Ant

Here is a new Doodle Pantry's ant   image  called Oh My Ant, such a cutie! He/she can be found  here  or here! Doodle Pantry's Digital Challenge#24 is June 1st thru 24th with the theme -use a Doodle Pantry image - not just a sentiment. You will receive a free Doodle Pantry image just for participating called Kit Ants which will not be for sale in the shop until June 25th. You can also win a $15.00  Doodle Pantry voucher. Come and join in, if you do not currently have a Doodle Pantry image there are freebies available!

Card Details:
Stamp:Oh My Ant by  Doodle Pantry
Sentiment: ' Oh My' from same stamp set as image; 'You are how old!' was  computer generated
Die Cuts:  Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Lattice Rectangles' Marianne Design Creatables LR0157,Whimsy Stamps 'Vine flourish'
Punch : circle for the sentiment
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug 'Houndstooth'
Colour medium: Prismacolor Markers
Buttons: from stash

1. Craft Your passions #114 Anything Goes
2.Simon Says Stamp and Show : Anything Goes
3.Corrosive Challenge : #151 Feeling Punchy use 2 or more punches  and/or dies
4.Great impressions: #4 Die Cuts or Punches
5.2 Sisters Challenge: #94 Sketch
6. Craft Punched: Week 23 Happy Birthday/Celebrations
7.Stampin for the Week-end: #11 bugs and butteflies
8.Sweet and Sassy: SNSDC57- Back to nature
9. Willow Sketchie Challenge: June7th Animal  Antics

Monday, June 11, 2012

DT Card for Lexi's Creations Challenge #67 - Happy Birthday

I have seen so many   cards out there lately that are pink and all quite gorgeous, so thought I would have go at it. Hmmmm pink, what to do with it. Not sure so I put it with Not Quite Navy and  hoped for the best!

My DT Card for Lexi's Creations    Challenge #67 - Happy Birthday
 The challenge will run June11th - June 23rd,2012.     Put on your creativity hats and come share with us  your special version of the theme. Can't wait to see what you come up with!  Be sure to check-out the work by my team mates over at Lexi's Creations. They are all so talented!

Sponsor:    Our sponsor  this fortnight   is 'Joanna Sheen':   

                                                      Joanna Sheen
Winner will receive a  £10.00 gift certificate!

Card details:
Stamp: 'Cassidy' digital stamp and  'Happy Birthday'  sentiment  from Fairy Dust Crafts  
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Nestabilities   Standard Circles and Ovals, Spellbinders Shapeabilities 'Foliage'; Marianne Designs Creatables  label LR0154 ' ; Stampin Up Sizzlits   Lots of Tags; Provo Craft Flowers, Provo Craft hearts
Punch:  Martha Stewart branches and butterfly
Paper:   Stampin' Up  Not Quite Navy, whisper white. Provo Craft Little Princess Pink Background
Colour medium: Prismacolour markers, Copic's for the skin

1. Great Impressions:#4 Die Cuts and/or Punches 
2. Craft Punked Week 23: Happy Birthday/Celebration
3.Papercraft Journey: Colour it Up- handcolour an image  
4.Crafter's Companion:#25 Time to Embellish
5.The Corrosive Challenge #151 - Feeling Punchy

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Jugs and Bucket with Kitty

Doodle Pantry is having a June 1st -10th SPECIAL !!! with a Coupon code  of  SUMMERSALE that will deliver a 35%  savings off your Doodle Pantry Order. Isn't that sweet! Go to the Doodle Pantry  'Specials' site for all the details!

To make this simple scene I used the new release Doodle Pantry  image of 'Jugs and Bucket' and merged the  bucket with the jug to get a combined image. I then  used another older Doodle Pantry image called 'Critter Tops -  Cat' and merged the cat with the bucket to complete my scene. I used Prismacolor markers to colour the completed image  and  framed it all with:
  • Die Cute: Spellbinders standard circle; Marianne Designs flourishes, Spellbinders Shapeabilities "Foliage' 
  • Punch: Stampin' Up 'corner punch', a Martha Stewart branch punch
  • Flowers: Prima Flowers
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Cajun Craze card stock; K&Company double sided  Designer  Paper 

1. Sketchy Colors - #120 - sketch
2. Secret Crafter -#188 - Anything Goes
3.Digital Tuesday Challenge -#163 Anything Goes
4.Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
5.The Crazy Challenge #121 - Childhood Memories - being on the farm at Grandma & Grandpa's
6.There's Magic in the Air - Magical Monday - use 3 in a Row: I used punches, flowers and circle
7.One Stitch at a Time #116 - use a digi 
8.Catch the Bug -  Bugaboo's June Anything Goes: 

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Kite Ants

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the 'Sentimental Sundays' challenge ,  June 3rd, 2012  and the theme is  'show me your spots'!
Go take a peek   and  if you enter their challenge you might win a Doodle Pantry prize.  

 The Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge #24 started  JUNE 1st and runs thru June 1st -24th: theme just use a Doodle Pantry image. If you don't have one there are lots of freebies at the Doodle Pantry Shop and you  get a Doodle Pantry image just for participating in the challenge. This month the free stamp set is "Kite Ants' which is the stamp I used for this post.. You may also win a Doodle Pantry prize if your entry is selected via a random draw! Such a deal!   June1st was  also a new release day over at Doodle Pantry with some amazing new images, be sure to stop in and have look, see here
  • Stamp: Doodle Pantry digital stamp 'Kite Ants 
  • Sentiment: Doodle Pantry digital sentiment from the  'Kite Ants' digital stamp set
  • Papers: DT paper fromBasic Grey, card stock from Stampin' Up- cherry cobbler and always artichocke
  • Die Cuts: Spellbinder Nestabilites for the image frame and  their Shapeabilies ' Foliage' 
  • Punch: fiskars for the flowers
  • Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers
  • Ink: Stampin ' UP bashful blue for the clouds
  • green brad, bakers twine
 Challenges entered:
1. Catch the Bug: June Anything Goes
2. My Sheri Crafts: #86 Summer Lovin - what better way to spend a day than outside flying a kite
3.The Secret Crafter: Saturday Challenge #188 Anything Goes
4.Card Makin mamas #46 Feeling Punchy: (my 2nd entry) = use punches for my flower
5.Hotshot Craft Blog: #8 Die Cuts
6.Raise the Bar; #107- Hello Summer- what better way to spend a day than outside flying a kite
7. Wags'n Whiskers #80 Summer Fun-what better way to spend a day than outside flying a kite
8.Art Impressions Stamps: #65 Seeing Spots
9.Hanna & Friends: favourite Song: "lets Go Fly A Kite' from Mary Poppins; note" living creature on my card are the  'ants'
10. Pixie Challenge  #129 - Summer- what better way to spend a day than outside flying a kite

Friday, June 1, 2012

Bird House - Beccy's Place

Isn't this the most delightful bird house, wish I had it in my back yard! This wonderful creation is by Beccy from Beccy's Place. I had the honour of being the May guest designer and enjoyed working with  her wonderful May releases. She is so talented you must go visit her site! She has a monthly challenge (must use one of her images - lots of freebies) and you have the opportunity to win three of her images and/or the next months Guest Designer slot!
Stamp: Shabby Chic Birdhouse -released May 31st.

1. Card Makin Mamas:#46 Feeling Punchy - the butterflies and sentiment are all from punches
2. Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog #66: Flowers and Butterflies
3. Frosted Designs:Fabulous friday Challenge - Use punches- the butterflies and sentiment are all from punches
4.Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #64 - Swirls and Flourishes
5.Little Miss Muffett:#36 - Rainbows, Clouds or Wings - I have wings
6.Paper Play Challenges:'12 - Week 22 - Use two of something - I have two butterflies
7.Diva's By Design: #37 Anything Goes
8.Fab & Funky 123 - Celebrations - mine is a birthday

Scarlet Paintbrush

              My camera did not seem able to accurately capture the true beauty of this flower or focus it all that well either. Up here in Alberta we called it Indian Paintbrush although I have also heard it called prairie fire. As kids we assumed it was used  by the Indians to make  Indian war paint, but don't know if that was true or not!

Doodle Pantry Specials for June:

The free w/purchase is available from June 1st - June 24th  and is a  set   of  colored and non coloured images of a bucket and a jug. Some with grass beneath  and some without. Includes sentiments too!  It is  a fabulous set, go to'New Release' at the Doodle Pantry Shop   to view images and for more details . 

New release, New Challenge 

RELEASE DATE - June 1st ,2012  It is June release  day over at Doodle Pantry   and Laurie has some wonderful new  digital stamp sets for sale  and  precoloured versions of some  older stamp sets. I used  one of  the  new stamp sets called  'Scarlet Paintbrush'  for the above card. The set comes in both an outline and pre-coloured version and with appropriate sentiments. A little bit of something 
for everybody in the latest release, do go here to see them all!
CHALLENGE  DATE: June1st  1200 Noon EST-June24th 9:00 PM
DPDC#24 (must use a digital image from Doodle Pantry and you get one free just for participating)
DPDC24 complimentary image is the Kite Ants stamp set,  play and get it free, or wait until June 25 to buy it.

See Here for :Challenge  DPDC#24

Card details:
Stamp: Doodle Pantry Digital from  Scarlet Paintbrush  stamp set 
 Colour medium: Prismscolor Markers
Design paper:   from Miss Elizabeth 'Jewels' 6 piece paper pack and wallpaper
Cardstock Stampin' Up ''tangerine tango'  basic black,cajun craze and whisper white
Die Cuts:  Marianne Designs Creatables for the flourish,   Stampin' Up Sizzix Birds & Blooms large flower and flower pieces
Punches:  Martha Stewart for the edged border

1. Pixie Dust Studio Pixie Challenge # 129 :  Summer I used a summer flower as my theme
2. Shelly's Images-TTTChallenge; use any two or more items on list- I used - monochromatic colour scheme, punched border, flower and a digi
3.Southern Girls: #45 diecuts or punches -I used both
4.Crafting for all seasons: Challenge #28 - many Layers
5.Divas by Design: Challenge#37 Anything Goes
6.Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge PWC208- Summer - I used a common summer plant blooms April  to September
8.Scrapbook Sisters:#86 Anything Goes
9. Die Cutting Divas: #67 Anything Goes (see card details for die cuts used)
10. Oldie but a GoodieChallenge: Anything Goes and use something at least 6 months old - the strip behind the flower frame is wallpaper and is far more than 6 months old