Sunday, September 30, 2012

You're a Classic

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the challenge at Cupcake Inspirations and the CupCake Inspirations this week
of Sept. 29, 2012 is:
My inspiration from the photo: I saw a lot of orange and the decorations on the top to the icing reminded me of autumn and  falling leaves.

 I used a Doodle Pantry  digital stamp set  called 'Hotrod Pickup'. I think  is  the neatest little pickup truck and it was  great fun to colour. I did add  'crystal effects' to the windows and the headlights (thanks Laurie for the inspiration- see here for Laurie's card) but did not manage to capture it in my photo. I also used crystal effects on my leaves.The leaf images were stamped onto the designer paper and after cutting them out  they felt quite flimsy, hence the crystal effect to try and give them some body and strength. - we will see if works or not. This set contains an outline image and sentiments. I coloured the image with Prismacolor Markers and the sentiment is from the same stamp set. I  distressed the  card stock  the truck image was printed on and the layer behind the grey  embossed square.  

Card Details:
Stamp:  Doodle Pantry's 'Hotrod Pickup';  GKD Autumn Beauty by Theresa Momber for the falling leaves
Sentiment:   Doodle Pantry's 'Hotrod Pickup'
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - antique linen
Paper: Card stock  Stampin' Up 's basic grey , tangerine tango and whisper white;  Background dp from Making Memories
Punch:  Stampin' Ups corner punch
Die Cuts: Memory Box'Twiggy Tree'; Spellbinders diamond shaped die,
Embossing Folders :Cuttlebugs 'Diamond Plate'
Other: silver brad, crystal effects


1. Charisma Cards: #38 Something for the Guys
2. MilkCoffee Challenges: Welcome fall
3.Outlaws: Twisted Thursday with a Twist: Anything Goes with  the twist 'Wheels;
4.Crafty Creations: #189 Autumn Leaves
5.DigiStamps 4Joy:#51 All the leaves are  brown
6. Delicious Doodles: #4 Autumn Colors/ Autumn Scenes
7.Dilly Beans Challenges: Fall is in the Air
8. Emergency Crafters: Autumn Leaves
9.Pattie's Creations #53 Anything Goes Must use a digi or stamped image
10. Simply Create too: #23 Autumn/fFall

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

GDT for My Crafting Heaven - Snowy

I am   delighted to do another  Guest Spot for My Crafting Heaven this time  showcasing the digital stamp 'Snowy'.   Christine Gray  sent me an image of  this delightful snowman  to post for  her  Sept 26th showcasing  of this image.  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 'Snowy' by Christine Grey from My Crafting Heaven
Background stamp: Impression-Obsession C-A-C Spatter
 Colour medium: Prismacolor  markers
Ink: Stampin' Up Bashful Blue for the clouds  and inking of the embossed snowflakes
Paper: Stampin' Up whisper white, ballet blue, DP BoBunny  Blueberry Stripe and  Double Dot the blue diamond paper from stash
Die Cuts: Spellbinders  standard circle and scalloped circle,   Memory Box 'Macarena  Corner used for a side decoration
Punch: Martha Stewart branch punch , red snowflake large punch, small corner punch for mid sized red snowflake and an edge punch for the small red snowflake.
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug Snowflakes
Other: blue snowflakes from stash
Sketch: Christmas Challenges (#42 - closed )

1. Creative Craft Challenges2: Anything Goes
2. Party Time Tuesday: #87 Anything Goes
3. Through the Craftroom Door: #37 Always Anything Goes
4.Use it Tuesday: Use Your Stash: All the blue paper and card stock used on this card was pulled from my stash. The blue snowflakes  and blue dots are leftovers from last Christmas.
5.Digi makeover Challenge: Anything Goes
6.Love to Create:  #34 Anything Goes
7.Paper Playtime: #84 Punches plus a Sentiment
8.Stamp & Create: Sept. Challenge- Anything Goes
9.Jungle Bells- Dashing through the snow

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Make a Joyful Noise

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the   Fab 'n' Funky Challenge and the theme this week  is 'Things with Wings'!  Challenge start date is Sept 19th, 2012. I used a Doodle Pantry  digital stamp set  called 'Caroling Friends' and as one of the characters is a birdie with wings I thought it would work just fine!   This set contains coloured and outline images, digital papers and sentiments.   For this card I used the coloured image and the sentiment is from the same stamp set. The white shimmery background paper is dry embossed and was given to me by my stamping buddy,  I think it is beautiful, thanks Dawn!.

Note: Caroling Friends is from the Digital Pantry Sept 1st new release  and is just one of many, to see them all go here!

Card Details:
Stamp:  Doodle Pantry's 'Caroling Friends'
Sentiment:   Doodle Pantry's 'Caroling Friends'
Paper: Card stock  Stampin' Up 's pacific point , garden green and whisper white, shimmery embossed paper paper from a friend
Punch:  EK Sucess 'Retro' flower punch; Martha Stewart Snowflake punches and Christmas branch punch
Die Cuts: Memory Box 'Macarena Corner': Spellbinders Heartfelt Creations  'Foliage'. Spellbinders Shapeabilities 'Create a Flake Two', Spellbinders Nestabilities for the scalloped circle and for the white and blue inverted  circle frame and sentiment frame.
Other: pearls,  Stickles

1. Creative Craft Challenges2: Anything Goes
2. Digital Tuesday: #178 Things with Wings - my birdie has wings
3. Scrap Creations: Embossing
4. Lady Bug Crafts INK TLT Challenge : Photo Inspirations - colours
5. LEJ Designs Challenge #21: Sparkle & Shine
6.Papelitos Challenges #12 Anything Goes
7.Sassy Cheryl's Challenges: #132 Die Cuts - I have used 6 different die cut shapes on my card
8Twisted Tuesday: Something that flies plus 3 embellishments.- my birdie flies, and I have a snowflake, snowflake flower with green leaves and a fancy corner decoration
9. Through the Craftroom Door:#36 Always Anything Goes
10.Love to Create: #33 Things with Wings  - my little  birdie

Monday, September 17, 2012

DT Card for Lexi's Creations Challenge # 74 A Gift/Anything but aCard


It's a new challenge over at Lexi's Creations and this fortnight  the challenge  is 'A Gift - Anything but a Card'.  
The challenge will run Sept 17th - Sept 30th,2012. .Please join us at Lexi's  I'm so looking forward to seeing your creations so please head on over to Lexi's Creations for all the details and some awesome inspiration  from my most talented teamies! 

We are sponsored this fortnight by Fairy Dust Crafts Your one stop shop for Lexi's Digi & rubber  images and a growing choice of delicious crafting goodies.  

                                             My New Store :D

Project details:
Stamp:  'Xmas Lights Scruffles' digital image from Fairy Dust Crafts   
Die Cuts: Spellbinders  -  Standard Circle and Foliage;  Marianne Designs - the flourishes,the circle with the stitching and the red doily behind the stitched circle.
Paper:  Stampin' Up   card stock 'Whisper White, Garden Green & Cherry Cobbler'; Stampin' Up's  Designer Paper 'Be of Good Cheer'
Colour Medium:   Prismacolor markers; INK Stampin Up's 'Cherry cobbler':  chalk for the colouring of the circle around the image
Other: Ribbon from Michaels "Celebrate It, large cream coloured flower from stash, small green flowers from Recollections 'Mulberry Paper Mini Roses', elf from dollar store

1. Anything But a Card: challenge2 Texture
2.Challenges 4 Everybody:#3 - Anything Goes
3.The Corrosive Challenge #158 Animal Companion
4.Dream Valley Challenges #41 Celebrations
5.No Matter Which Challenges: #2 Die Cuts and /or Punches
6.The Squirrel and the Fox: #26 Anything Goes
7. Simply Create Too: Anything Goes
8. Craft Punked: #37 Pets
9.Delightful Challenges: Anything but a Card
10.Simply Create: Linky Party 2

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Mister Monkey - Back to School

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring  Sentimental Sundays  for the week of  Sept 16th, 2012 and the theme is 'Back to School! I used a Doodle Pantry  digital stamp set  called 'Mister Monkey' and what a happy fellow he is! Why  he looks like he might really like going back to school don't you think :O). This set contains coloured and outline images, digital papers and sentiments.   For this card I used the coloured image and made my own computer generated sentiment. The green background paper is heat embossed!.

Note: Mr. Monkey is the featured  digital stamp set for Doodle Pantry's Digital Challenge  #27. You will receive this set just for participating in the challenge - how cool is that!

Card Details:
Stamp:  Doodle Pantry's 'Mister Monkey' ; Background stamp - Impression Obsession  'Stitches'
Sentiment: computer generated
Paper: Card stock  Stampin' Up 's whisper white,  Designer Paper - The Glitter Stack, green background paper from stash
Punch: Stampin' Up's  'Modern Label', Stampin' Up's 'Word'.
Other: ribbon and brads

I won Sally Cheryl's Challenge !

1. Crazy4Challenges:C4C154 - Anything Goes with a Fall Twist
2.Digi Designs Challenge Blog: Use more than 1 die cut or punch - I used two punches and two die cuts
3.Fairy Tale Challenge Blog:#50 Beginning of Autumn - start of school was always the start of autumn for our house
4.Pattie's Creations Challenge Blog: #52 Embossing -must use an image  I heat embossed the green background
5.Milk Coffee Challenges: Need at least 2 different Shapes
6.My Heart Pieces: Anything Goes
7. Paper Crafting Journey: My Sentiments Exactly
8. Shelly's Images : TTT Anything Goes
9.Simply Create: Linky Party 2 - Anything Goes
10. Sassy Cheryl's #132 Sketch

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Hubby's B'Day

It was my dear hubby's birthday  and as I have been using Gus from Bugaboo for his cards the last few years and  in keeping with that tradition here is "Gus" celebrating a birthday once again!

Card Details:
Stamp: Bugaboo's Gus - Old fart
Sentiment:  Bugaboo's Gus - Old fart stamp set
Paper: Card stock  Stampin' Up,  Designer Paper - DCWV The Glitter Stack
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers; Ink from Stampin ' Up
Die Cuts: Spellbinders labels Four, Foliage, standard circles, scalloped circles; Marianne Designs
Other, Crystal effects (eyes) , brads
Sketch - Decontructed

1. Bearly-Mine Challenges: #52 Anything Goes
2.Creative Craft Challenge2: All about the Boys
3.Sweet Stamps: #82 For the Guys
4.Through the Craftroom Door:#35 Anything Goes
5.Created with Love Challenge: #8 Birthday - I used this years BDay card I made for my hubby
6.Hooked on Craft Challenges: Cards for Men
7. Stamp and Create: September Challenge: Anything Goes
8.Joanna Sheen Challenge: Going Dotty
9.Sentimental Sunday: #119 Humor Me
10.The Squirrel and the Fox #26 Anything Goes

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Warm thoughts, Cold twigs

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring  the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog for the week of  Sept 9th, 2012 and the theme is 'More than one Fold'! I used a Doodle Pantry   digital stamp set called 'Quirky Snowmen'. This set contains coloured and outline images, digital papers and sentiments.   For this card I used the outline images, merged then together in PaintNet, printed it out and coloured the resulting image with  Prismacolor  markers.  The sentiment is part of the same digital stamp set.I left the card pretty plain and let the paper do the work! I sponged in the background clouds with Stampin' Up's 'bashful blue' ink!\, added a little star and it was done.

Card Details:
Stamp: Doodle Pantry's Quirky Snowmen
Sentiment: Doodle Pantry's Quirky Snowmen
Paper: Card stock (Cherry Cobbler) - Stampin' Up,  Designer Paper - Be of Good Cheer - Stampin Up
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers; Ink from Stampin ' Up

I obtained the instructions for this card from the internet, but I never noted it down and now I have no idea which site I got it from so HELP!  Would like to give credit to the site for this fold.
If anyone who views this card knows  the proper name for this fold , please let me know!!!  

1. Just Some Lines: Use 2 Different Color Mediums - I used Prismacolor Markers and 'Bashful blue' ink  from Stampin' Up
2. One Stop Craft challenge: #198 No Floral Embellishments
3.Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge: #149 Christmas
4. Stampin for the Week-end: #17 Starting Christmas Early
5. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #62 Christmas or Holiday Sentiment
6.Sassy Studio Designs  Dare to be Sassy Thursday #141 - Fancy Folds
7. Shelly's Images TTC: Show us what you Got - Anything Goes
8. Inky Impressions: Anything Goes
9.My Mom's Craft Shop #73 Anything Goes

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Cowboy Gear

I fell in love with Doodle Pantry's new release of the digital stamp set  "Cowboy Gear" and  couldn't wait to make a card using it. Good thing  DP is sponsoring a challenge this week and I had the perfect sketch to use with the images. Doodle Pantry is sponsoring  the weekly Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge starting   Sept 4th , 2012.  For this card I used the cowboy boots and hat and coloured therm with  Prismacolor markers.  I did not add a sentiment as I'm not sure if this will be a sympathy card or not, but I did create it with that in mind! We'll see.. Adding the lasso was my husbands idea and  it really did add depth to the rather flat background. I had added some dimension by popping up the boots but it still needed something more. Now I know a lasso is constructed with the end going back some how thru the top but havaing no real knowledge of  how to do that I just tried to make somehow resemble the real thing:O)

Tuesday Morning Sketch

Card Details:
Stamp: Doodle Pantry's Cowboy gear;
Paper: Card stock   Stampin' Up, Basic Black and Designer  Paper from Recollections paper pad 'Love Letters'
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Nestabilities  scalloped  circles; Memory Box tree branch
Other: Pearls ,lasso made out of twine; button from stash,black ribbon

 I won random draw from Card Crafters Circle!

Dream Valley Challenges: #40 Something Old, Something New
One Stitch at a Time: #128 Use a Digi
The Crafty Pad:#186 Anything but a Square - I used a rectangle
The Squirrel and the Fox#25 One for the Men
Allsorts Challenge Blog: #170 Anything but Square - I used rectangle
Card Crafters Circle#38 For the Fellas (Man/boy)
Paper Crafting Journey:: Anything Goes
Natalie and Amy: Anything Goes

Monday, September 3, 2012

DT Card for Lexi's Creations Challenge # 73 Autumn Colours

It's a new challenge over at Lexi's Creations and this fortnight  the challenge  is 'Autumn Colours'.  
The challenge will run Sept 3rd - Sept 16th,2012. .Please join us at Lexi's  I'm so looking forward to seeing your creations! 

Head on over to Lexi's Creations for all the details and some awesome inspiration by my most talented teamies!

The Sponsor for this challenge is 'My Heart Pieces

Card details:
Stamp: My Heart Pieces 'Sunflower Summer'
Sentiment: from Katie & CO
 Die Cuts/Punch:  Spellbinders Nestabilities - Fleur de Lis Squares, Standard Circles and Scalloped Circles: Shapeabilities - Flourish Accent, Foliage; Sizzlits  Architectural Accents Set;   Punch  Martha Stewart Butterfly, Fiskars daisy flower punch
Paper: Stampin' Up Always Artichoke / Tangerine Tango/Whisper White cardstock;Textura textured card stock (the yellow); Designer Paper  DCWV The Pretty Princess Stack
Colour Medium: Prismacolor markers; Ink - Stampin' Up Bashful blue
Other:  Mulberry Street yellow flower  

Won 'Honorable Mention' at My heart Pieces for this card.

1. Dream Valley Challenges #40 Something Old , Something New:everything is old except for the image, the yellow flower /leaves and the green flower which are new
2.Joanna Sheen Challenge: Going Dotty
3.Send a Smile for Kids: Cute Fall or Halloween Card
4.ATC'S  & Cards with Attitude:#21 Hope my little sunflower couple have attitude enough
5.QKR Challenge: #3 Anything Goes
6.Delightful Challenges: Fall Days
7.My Heart Pieces: Layers, layers and layers
8.The Paper Shelter: Layers on Layers

Saturday, September 1, 2012

The Outhouse


When I heard Laurie had an outhouse image in her September release, I knew I wanted to do a release card using the image. I grew up in a house with no running water, heated with wood and coal  and   almost everyone we knew had an  'outhouse' . So many stories of  outhouse happenings took place through  the years, mostly all hilarious. Here is one;   one of my brothers  tied his horse to the outhouse  and while he was using it the horse spooked and ran away dragging it with him and  my brother still inside  yelling like crazy. We still have a great laugh about this when we get into one of 'I remember when' gatherings! Outhouses usually got tipped over every Halloween and  ours did too, until we  grew older and  became part of the town  kids that were out after treating, then for some reason nobody touched ours or our friends.. The next day our Mother often sent the boys  to   help the neighbours push theirs  back up. I guess she figured the guilty parties where the ones with outhouses still standing..
This card is a birthday card for the brother who tied the horse to the outhouse!

Note:  Big Labour Day Special  at Doodle Pantry from Aug.31st thru Sept. 9th: 35% off total product purchase (not including gift certificates)

New release, New Challenge 

RELEASE DATE - Sept 1st ,2012  It is September 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: Sept 1st  1200 Noon EST-Sept 24th 9:00 PM .      The featured  image will be available from Sept 1st to 24th only and can then be purchased online at the Doodle Pantry Shop. DPDC27 featured image is the Mr. Monkey stamp set and will be emailed to all who participate in the challenge!. 

See Here for :Challenge  DPDC#27

Card details:
Stamp: Doodle Pantry Digital ''Nature Calls'" stamp set 
Sentiment: from same stamp set as image
 Colour medium: Prismacolor Markers  
Design paper:   navy wrinkled paper from stash 
Cardstock Stampin' Up 'Night of Navy & whisper white; navy wallpaper
Die Cuts: Spellbinders deckled rectangles; Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Fancy Tags; Whimsy Stamps  Shapeology dies set 'Vines'