Thursday, August 30, 2012

You Bake Us happy

My kid sister has the most wonderful mother-in-law, she is just the nicest person  and whenever we have  a family get-to-gether  for our side of the family she bakes us the most delicious cookies and squares . This year she again sent out a whole lot of goodies for our Family Reunion on my Mother's side.  She always amazes me in her kindness!  This year my sisters and I decided  I should  make her a thank-you card  (it's always nicer when it is homemade) and Doodle Pantry's 'Baking Ants' seemed appropriate . I crossed out the 'me' in the sentiment and wrote in 'us' and inside is the thank  you note from the 'Reunion'. Hope she likes it!

Doodle Pantry has new release coming up on September 1st. with lots of new fun and lovely images! There is a new challenge  DPDC#27 starting at  noon Eastern time that same day. So lots of activities to look forward to, do go over to the  Doodle Pantry Blog for all the details on the 1st!

Card Details
Stamp: Doodle Pantry Digital stamp 'Baking Ants'
Sentiment: from same stamps set as image
Colour medium: Prismacolor markers
Die Cuts: Spellbinder Nestabilities Wonky Squares, Standard scalloped circles; Marianne Designs  for the flourishes; memory Box  'Quinn Flourish'
Punch: Stampin' Up's butterfly
Paper: Stampin Up card stock;  K&Company Specialty Paper   'Susan Winget'
Other: roses - Recollection 'Floral Embellishments'

Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
The Perfect Sentiment: #47 Anything Goes with Sentiment
S & T Emerald Faeries Challenge#30: Punches and dies
Everybody Art Challenge: Anything Goes
LEJ Designs Challenge Blog: #18 Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door: #33 Diva or Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps:#3 Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge:#127 Anything Goes
Totally Stampalicious Monday: Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time: #128 Use a digi

Friday, August 24, 2012

I am a Survivor

Ribbon for a Cause is the theme of the  Chocolate, Coffee and Cards challenge this week of  Aug. 24th, 2012! Isn't that a wonderful challenge theme, I'm sure we all have our favourite cause, I actually have several but decided to showcase 'Prostate Cancer' as I have a brother who conquered  it and a husband who is awaiting surgery for a prostate related problem (not cancer). Doodle Pantry is the proud sponsor of this weeks challenge and I choose the  birdie from their  'I will Survive' stamp set and coloured the ribbon light blue  the color for Prostate cancer.  Hope you  join in and who knows you might win a Doodle Pantry prize!

Card Details
  • Stamp: Doodle Pantry digital stamp set I Will Survive - I used the Birdie for this card , they also have ants carrying the ribbon, all just too cute! The sentiment is from the same stamp set.
  • Papers:  Stampin' Up card stock Marina Mist and whisper white; Design paper from  The Glitter Stack by DCWV
  • Die Cuts: Tag from Cuttlebug Tag set and Marianne Designs Creatables LR0150  for the foliage 
  • Punch: Stampin' Up Modern Label for the sentiment  
  • Colour medium: Prismacolor Markers
  • Other:  Recollections epoxy stickers for the gems 
  • Sketch:Sketchy Colours
 Sketchbook Saturday #73
Moving Along With The Times: Shape Up- No Squares - mine are all rectangles
Crafty Creations Challenges: #184 Gems and Twine 
Creative Belli Challenge: #150 Winged things - my Twine has lain unused for months and months,same as my epoxy gems.
Divas by design:#49 Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter: #78 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge: #90 Masculine
A&T Emerald fairies: Punches and Dies
Bearly Mine Challenges: #49 Anything Goes

Monday, August 20, 2012

DT Card for Lexi's Creations Challenge #72 Back to School/College

My DT Card for Lexi's Creations    Challenge #72 - Back to School/College
The challenge will run Aug 13th - Aug 25th,2012. .Please join us at Lexi's  I'm so looking forward to seeing your creations  and while there be sure to check out the work by my team mates, they are a very talented bunch!! 

My New Store :D

Sponsor  Fairy Dust Crafts Your one stop shop for Lexi's Digi images and a growing choice of delicious crafting goodies. Their digital images are also available as clear rubber stamp!

I think I might have left this a little plain but it will be going to the great grand son and he is not much into frills or anything. I keep having the urge to add things to it which I am fighting off LOL!

Card details:
Stamp:  'Georgina Giraffe' image from Fairy Dust Crafts   
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Nestabilities -  Standard Circle & Scalloped Circle,inverted square ; Stampin' Up's Sizzlits Lots of Tags 
Paper:  DP Recollections 'Fashionably Chic paper pad and stash: Stampin' Up   card stock "Marina Mist &  Textura card stock for the textured green background paper (unfortunately the texture doesn't show in the picture but IRL it is quite nice. 
Colour Medium:   Copics for the Giraffe ; INK Stampin Up's 'Old Olive', 'Bashful Blue'
Other: Ribbon from Stash, Recollections Dimensional Stickers for the school days embellishment and for their Epoxy Stickers for the dew drops
Sketch: Mojo Monday's #253

I won the challenge at Send A Smile for Kids!

Great Impressions: A Walk on the Wild Side - anything with animals
One Stitch at a Time: #127 Back to School
Platypus Creek: #13 back to School
  Robyn's Fetish:#121 Use a Digi
A Gem of a Challenge: #53 Animals or teddies
Just Some lines: Layer it Up Challenge:
My Sheri Crafts:#92 Back to School  
Send a smile for Kids: Anythings Goes 4 Kids
Raise the Bar: Back to School
Simply Create: #20: Back to School

Saturday, August 11, 2012

By the Sea

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring  the one Stop Craft Challenge for the week of  Aug 11th, 2012 and the theme is 'Summer Holiday'! I used a Doodle Pantry's  digital stamp set called 'Pelican Dreams'. This set contains coloured and outline images, digital papers and sentiments. The choice of this stamp set was to reflect  a summer holiday spent at  the sea shore (wishful thinking on my part)!
For this card I used the outline image and coloured the Pelican  and wharf with a combination of  Prismacolor and Copic markers.  The pelicans body was coloured with Copics and the beak and wharf with Prismaclors. The sentiment is computer generated.
Card Details:
Stamp: Doodle Pantry's Pelican Dreams;
Sentiment: Computer generated
Paper: Card stock (Marina Mist) from Stampin' Up,  DCWV The Glitter Stack designer paper
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Nestabilities Deckled Rectangles;   Whimsy Stamps Vine flourish , Marianne Designs Creatables LR0191
Other: white paper doily

1. 4 Crafty Chicks: #102 Up, up and away- anything with wings or anything that flies
2.  Digi Doodle Shop:#120 Things with Wings
3.Moving Along with the Times:  #157 Summer
4.My Heart Pieces: Use Designer Paper
5. Crafts and Me: #96 Use a Digi
6.Scrapbook Sisters: #93 Things with Wings
7. Whimsy Stamps: #40 Summer Fun hopefully this will count as summer fun- being by the sea- if not give it a toss:O)
8. Can You Dig It: #15 Bird is the Word

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

GDT for My Crafting Heaven - Baby

I am so delighted to do another  GuestSpot for My Crafting Heaven this time  showcasing the digital stamp 'Baby'.   Christine Gray also known as Goonergirl sent me an image of a wee baby to play with and this is what I came up with.  My stampin buddy Dawn suggested I borrow her die cuts for the clouds and  so I did. I think they turned out rather well!    Christine's wonderful digis   can be found  here at her shop! You can also visit her blog here: My Crafting Heaven.

Card details:
 Digital Stamp 'Baby' by Christine Grey from My Crafting Heaven
Sentiment: Stampin Up
Colour medium: Prismacolor  markers, Copic markers for the skin (E000, E00, E11,R20)
Paper: Cardstock by  Stampin' Up ,DP Provo Craft Pomegranate-Spatter Dot
Die Cuts: Spellbinders  'Clouds',   Marianne Designs flourish .flower and leaves,Cuttlebug (Prova Craft ) Concentric Hearts
Punch: EK Sucess Retro flower punches

Deep Ocean Challenge - Anything Goes - Welcome Ella
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes with the option of using felt
Shopping our Stash: #63 Monochromatic - all the colours are various shades of pink from dark to light and  they all came from my stash, I did borrow the die cuts though(?).
Hooked on Crafts#23 Lets Celebrate
 Lollipop Crafts: #85 Monochromatic --all the colours are various shades of pink from dark to light
Love to Create:#27 Punches and Dies
Whoopsi  Daisy Challenge: Die Cuts and/or Punches

Monday, August 6, 2012

Holly Stag

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring  the Craft Your Passion challenge for the week of  Aug 8th, 2012 and the theme is 'Anything Goes, my favourite type of challenge! I used Doodle Pantry's new digital stamp set called 'Holly Stag'. This set contains coloured and outline images, digital papers and sentiments as well as a bonus PDF file containing 4 pre designed card fronts  and 2 tags, a marvelous amount  of digital products for the price (currently $3.00)
For this card I used the outline image and coloured the deer with a combination of  Prismacolor and Copic markers. I wanted him to be very light coloured and the Copics seemed to work for that. The holly and the ivy was coloured with the Prismacolors! The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

Card Details:
Stamp: Doodle Pantry's Holly Stag;  Stampin Up's  Sleigh Bells Ring for the holly and ivy embellishment
Sentiment: Doodle Pantry's 'Holly Stag' stamp set
Paper: Card stock (Cherry Cobbler) from Stampin' Up, Basic Grey 'Wassail Noel' designer paper
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Nestabilities standard and scalloped  circles; Marianne Designs flourish
Punch: Martha Stewart's corner snowflake punch
Other: Pearls

1. Catered Crop: Use White Somewhere on your project
2. Christmas card Challenge: 2012 week 36: use something new my digi stamp is brand new , released Aug. 1st and this is my first go at using it!
3.Dream Valley Challenges: #38 Die Cuts and Punches
4.Great Impressions: A walk on the Wild Side - use an animal
5.Platypus Creek Digitals: #12 Traditional Christmas
6.CraftyHazelnut's Christmas:#84 favourite colours mine are red and green for Christmas
7.Patties Creations Challenge: #49 Animals or Insects
8.Simply Create Too: #19 Anything Goes
9. My Heart Pieces: Use designer paper
10. Paper Crafting Journey: Anything Goes

DT Card for Lexi's Creations Challenge #71 Sparkle and Shine

My DT Card for Lexi's Creations    Challenge #71 Sparkle and Shine. The challenge will run Aug. 6th - Aug. 18th, 2012. 

Please join us, I'm so looking forward to seeing your creations
 and while there be sure to check out the work by my team mates  at Lexi's Creations, they are a very talented bunch!! 

This challenge marks the first anniversary of Susan Chatburn's ownership and management of the Challenges at Lexi's. Thanks Susan for all you do and your fabulous leadership! xxxooo!!

Sponsor:    Our sponsor  this fortnight   is 'Joanna Sheen'  

                                                      Joanna Sheen
Winner will recieve a gift certificate  worth £10.00

Card details:
Stamp:'Candlelight ' fairy stamp from Lily of the Valley;  sentiment  from Fairy Dust Crafts  
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Nestabilities   Standard and scalloped Circles, Sizzix 'Architectural Accents for the corner; Marianne Designs Creatables  label LR0151 ' 
Provo Craft Flowers 
Punch:  Martha Stewart branches , Stampin' Up Modern label & word window  
Paper:   Stampin' Up Night of Navy, ballet blue, whisper white and  BOBunny'blueberry stripe'.  
Colour medium: Prismacolour markers, Copic's for the skin (E00,E000,E11)
Other:  Ranger 'Stickles' for the sparkle & Shine

1.The Corrosive Challenge: #155 They say it's your Birthday
2.Dream Valley Challenges #38 Die Cuts and Punches
3.That Craft Place: Things with Wings
4.2 Sisters: #103 Anything Goes
5.Catch the Bug: August Anything Goes
6. Challenge Up Your Life:#75 Anything Goes
7. ATC's and Cards with Attitude: #19 Anything Goes
8.Clearly iStamp: Clearly Inspired Challenge: Thing with Wings
9. Fat Pages and cards: #19 Anything Goes
10. The Poodles Parlour: Anything Goes

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Feeling Inflated?

Doodle Pantry Specials for August:

1.The free w/purchase is available from Aug 1st - Aug  24th and this month it is 'Float Yer Goat'!  I have used one of the images from the set  in the above card. It is a great fun set  and has  colored and non coloured images of the goat, one  floating in the air and one in an inner tube tire on water. Lots of wacky and wonderful sentiments come with it along with some fabulous digital paper! 
2.Select school themed products added to the 'Digi Grab Bag' and marked down 30% off from August 1 thru 15th only!
  See 'Specials' at the Doodle Pantry Shop   to view images and for more details . 

New release, New Challenge 

RELEASE DATE - Aug 1st ,2012  It is August release  time at Doodle Pantry   and Laurie has some wonderful new  digital stamp sets for sale  plus  precoloured versions of some  older stamp sets! Please go to the 'Latest Release' section to view them all!

CHALLENGE  DATE: Aug1st  1200 Noon EST-Aug24th 9:00 PM
There are changes over at the Doodle Pantry challenge and the featured  image will be available from Aug 1st to 15th only. DPDC26 featured image is the Crescent Moon Ants stamp set. Anyone can download it and use it to join the challenge. There will be two categories you can enter, one with the downloadable image and one for any other Doodle Pantry image. You can enter both categories if you wish for a chance to win twice. For all the details go to the Doodle Pantry Blog.

See Here for :Challenge  DPDC#26

Card details:
Stamp: Doodle Pantry Digital 'Float Yer Goat'  stamp set 
Sentiment: from same stamp set as image
 Colour medium: Prismacolor Markers and Stampin' Up's  Bashful Blue ink (for the clouds)
Design paper:   Doodle Pantry's  digital paper from 'Umbrella Ants' stamp set
Cardstock Stampin' Up 'Tempting Turquoise  & whisper white; Bazzil  Carib Breeze
Die Cuts: Spellbinders-standard scalloped circles   for the scalloped decorative circle ; Whimsy Stamps  Shapeology dies set 'Vines'
Punches:  Marvy for sentiment  circle
Other: pearls; Time 4Crafts Plastic colour buttons ,ribbon
Won the Random Draw from Whoopsi Daisy 
1. Anything Goes Challenge - Lets Not be Square #72
2.Bearly Mine: #46 Anything Goes
4.Die Cutting Diva's: #76 Anything Goes
5. The Stamping Boutique: #44 Anything Goes
6. Paper Play Time:#80 - Anything Goes
7.Tammy's Scrapin Corner:#21 Anything Goes
8.The Ribbon Reel: #33 Button It
9.Truly Madly Crafting: July Challenge - Animals
10. Whoopsi Daisy Lots of Layers