Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Honey Bear Birdie

I don't think I will use this colour combo again as it was really hard for me to get the  right exposure.. I must have taken a dozen or so pictures of camera did not like this combination.!! The adorable birdie image is from Doodle Pantry's Jan. release, just too cute! The sentiment is  from the same stamp set which includes both pre-coloured and outline images , digital papers and sentiment. The hearts are from Provo Craft   and the little bear holding the sentiment is from my stash! I  made the bow from ribbon in my stash!

1. Bearly - Mine Challenges: #71 Hearts Galore
2. CYDI: #28 Green is here
3. Die Cutting Divas: #100 Anything Goes (my die cuts are  Provo Craft hearts and  Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles)
4.Going Grey with Scrap Creations: Valentines
5. Inky Chicks: #2 Becky's Bingo Grid : (I used the vertical row - Sentiment,Image,Bow)
6.Party Time Tuesday: #105 Anything Goes
7.Sweet Stamps: Valentine or Love
8.Tuesday Alchemy: #49 Anything Goes
9. Twisted Tuesday Challenges: #42 No Twist Anything Goes
10.Lady Annes Challenge: Nana Vick Anything Goes

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Katie's Birthday

The love of my son's life just had a birthday and this is the card  I made for her, the image just reminds me so much of her that when I first saw it I knew I had to make her birthday card with it!.  She also looks a lot like the characters Katie is very fond of drawing. I keep telling her she should make digi's to no avail:O).  Happy Birthday dear Katie...

Card Details:
Stamp:  was a freebie digital stamp by  Stamp Insanity
Sentiment: freebie  by ???
Colour medium: Copics:  &  Prismacolour markers
Paper:  Stampin'UP cardstock;   Designer Paper from K&Company 'Jilianne' paper pad
Ribbon: Dashes,Dots & Checks (Michaels)
Die Cuts: Spellbinders "Foliage"
Punch: Martha Stewart butterfly
Other:  pearls and liquid pearls
Sketch: Deconstructed Sketch #84 Closed

1. Bunny Zoe's Crafts: Monthly Challenge - Anything Goes
2. Lady Anne's Challenges :Monthly 3rd Anything Goes  Challenge
3.Forever Friends: Monthly challenge for January (Birthdays)
4.Love to Create:#50  Anything Goes with a Sentiment
5.My Grafico Crafts: #144 Anything Goes
6.Challenges 4 Everybody: #12 Anything Goes
7. Dream Valley Challenges: #49 Girls, Girls, Girls
8.One Stitch at a Time: #148 Use a digi
9.Emerald Fairies #39 Celebration  (mine is a birthday)
10.Creative Card Crew: #28 Girly

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Mushroom Living

 I am   delighted to do another  Guest Spot for My Crafting Heaven this time  showcasing the digital stamp 'Mushroom Living'.   Christine Gray is the  creator of these delightful mushroom homes and is showcasing them  January 23rd .   Christine's wonderful digis   can be found  here at her shop! You can also visit her blog here: My Crafting Heaven.  I will be using this card for a Congrats New Home card, I think it will be super for such an occasion.  I also used a tutorial I found for making flowers from paper bags. I   first found the tutorial on Marsha's  blog and followed her link to the  site that had the instructions. Super easy to make!

Card details:
 Digital Stamp 'Mushroom Living' by Christine Grey from My Crafting Heaven
 Colour medium: Prismacolor  markers
Ink: Stampin' Up Ballet Blue for the clouds  
Paper: Stampin' Up cardstock  whisper white, cajun craze, tangerine tango: Designor paper: Stampin' Up's Pattern Pack  111  and the background paper behind the whisper white is from stash
Die Cuts: Impression Obsession   DIE022-U
Punch: Martha Stewart scary branch punch, E K Success 'retro flower' 1/2 inch' punch"   
Other: rhinestones
Other:  hand made paper bag flower see here
Sketch: partially based on the CLP Sketch challenge #54

1. Inky Chicks: #2 Becky's Bingo - I used diagonal row with die cuts, image. flowers
2. Through the Craftroom Door -TTCRD Challenge: Jan 33 -28th, 2013 Always Anything Goes
3. Vickies Challenges:Anything Goes
4. Bunny Zoe's Crafts Monthly Challenge: Anything Goes
5. Crafty Bloggers Network: Monthly #7 Flowers
6. Created with Love Challenge: CWLC25 - Anything Goes
7. Cupcake Craft Challenges: #226...Make a Scene
8. Eureka Stamps: #23 Anything Goes
9. My Grafico Crafts:#144 Anything Goes
10. Whoopsi Daisy Challenge: Use a Digi

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Doodle Pantry is sponsoring Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge starting Jan 22, 2013.    I used a Doodle Pantry  digital stamp set  called ' Cupid Turtle'!  Totally adorable! This is a new set from the Jan 1st release . To see all the new sets for January go to the  Latest Release  category : click here.    The sketch this week is:

I placed the ribbon and 'bow' on the left side not the right and did not show it over the image itself.. This was a fun card to make and a delightful Sketch to use.

Card Details:
Sketch: Tuesday Morning Sketches
Stamp:  Doodle Pantry's 'Cupid Turtle'precoloured version; Stampendous Marble Texture Cube (for the cardstock at the back to add some intrest to the plainess))
Sentiment:  cupid target from my stash
Paper: Card stock  Stampin' Up 's  lucky limeade,   pacific point , tempting turquoise and whisper white;
Die Cuts:   Spellbinders Nestabilities  ; ProCraft's hearts
Other: buttons ,glitter glue (on the hearts), ribbon,  embossing folder with hearts

1. Challenges 4 Everybody: #12 Anything Goes
2. Here Come the Boys: #44 BINGO Card -I used the  diagonal line -blue,free & image and this card is destined for a young  great grandson so do hope it is boysih enough
3.One Stitch at a Time: #147 Love
4.The Squirrel & the Fox: #35 Anything Goes
5.A Gem of a Challenge: #63 Emboss it
6.Drunken Stampers:#112 All that Glitters - my hearts are all aglitter, hope that is enough:O)
7.Paper Creators Crafts : #3 Love is All Around
8.Send a A Smile $ Kids: Anything Goes for Kids
9. Avadares Challenge:#7 Valentines Day or Love
10. Card crafters Circle: #58 Layers

LEJ Designs: Challenge 37 - Stitching, Real or Faux

Here is another DT card for LEJ Designs . This is a  digi from LEJ Designs  and I hope to create  a few more cards using her as I think she is very lovely
10..This card was made with a special person in mind and as we are stamping buddies with two very different styles to our card design and colour choices I hope she found favour with this one!

New Challenge this week  at  LEJ Designs and the theme is 'Stitching Real or Faux'  see here for the details: LEJ Designs Challenge Blog   

The digi jackpot for using a LEJ Designs digital  image is 3 free digis
The first randomly drawn name  will win four digis of their choice from  LEJ Designs

The second will win a $10.00 voucher from Joanna Sheen

Card Details:

Stamp: LEJ Designs  'Fair Maiden'   
Sentiment : Stampin UP Warmest Regards  stamp set 
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers, Copic for the flesh tones
Die Cuts: ,Spellbinders   ovals & circles, Foliage - see leaf branch and their Sizzlits 'Lots of Tags -see sentiment) 
Cardstock - Stampin ' UP, DP from stash
Flowers  -Michaels
Punch:  EK Success daisy punches


1. Dream Valley Challenges: #49 Girls, Girls, Girls
2. Allsorts: Week 190 Flower Power
3. ATC's & Cards with Attitude: #31 Add Tag or Sentiment/Anything Goes
4. Fat Cards & Cards with Attitude:#31 Add Tag or Sentiment /Anything Goes
5. Crafts 4 Eternity: Recipe #107 Punch it
6.Aud Sentiments Challenge: BINGO -I used a vertical line consisting of Die Cut,"Happy" and Flowers
7. Moving Along with the Times: Happy Birthday
8. Sarah Hurley Challenge: #76 Celebrate
9.ABC Challenge: #13 Birthday Cards
10. Lady Anne's Challenges: #3 Anything Goes

Monday, January 21, 2013

DT Card for Lexi's Creations Challenge # 82 - Fancy Folds

It's a new challenge over at Lexi's Creations and this fortnight  the challenge  is 'Fancy Folds' , so no ordinary cards with just the usual one fold, we want to see multiple folds. I choose an easel card for mine!
The challenge will run Jan 21st - Feb. 22nd, 2013.   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!

I started out making a 'petal card' but I kept getting everything topsy turvey so ended up pulling most of it apart and using what was savable to make a fan shaped piece  which I attached to the front of the easel card. I left a gap at the top so I could  put a tag and/or gift certificate or money in it. Added the tag and a bow, and left it well enough alone!! The bottom portion of the easel was much easier. The beaded circle was another left over from the petal attempt, added a rose and a few embellishes and called it a day.. maybe some day I will try the petal card again, and then again maybe not:O)

The Sponsor for this challenge is 'My Heart Pieces

Card details:
Stamp: My Heart Pieces  -  Love Me, Love Me Not
 Die Cuts :  Spellbinders Nestabilities -  Beaded Circles;Marianne Designs Creatables --tag, 
Punch: Martha Stewart Butterfly   
Paper: Stampin' Up  daffidil delight, pacific point and whisper white cardstock; Designer paper - K&Company 'Julianne'
Colour Medium: Copics flesh (E11, E00.E000), Blush (R20), Prismacolour Markers
Other: red half  pearls,rhinestones, embossing folder - devine  swirls, mulberry flower from Michaels

1. Send a  Smile for Kid's: Anything Goes 4 Kids
2. Sugar Creek Hollow: #45 Tic Tac Toe :horizontal line "flowers, Pearls & Die Cut'
3. ATC's and Cards With Attitude: #31 Add a Tag or Sentiment+Anything Goes - I added a tag
4. Card Crafters Circle: #58 Layers
5. Fat cards and Cards with Attitude: #31 Tag or Sentiment Anything Goes - I used a tag
6. Simply Create Too: #29 Anything Goes
7. Stampin for Week-End: Something Girly
8. Sweet&Sassy Digis: #88 Jan release Anything Goes
9 .4 Crafty Chicks:#125 Pearls
10:Challenges 4 Everybody: Anything Goes

Saturday, January 19, 2013

We're Not Too Old !

My son turns 24  and is having a Birthday bash today with all his old buddies , the theme being "We're not   too old". These kids have been friends since kindergarten and have been competing    in tournaments at his birthday parties since then.. They make up giant posters and charts to track the winners and losers and who plays who.etc. All the posters are saved and are lying under the bed in the spare room  gathering dust to be hauled out and reminisced over every year. The group has grown somewhat with new close buddies added and the fairer sex showing up.My son and his gal moved to Calgary last year, but are back up at Mom & Dads for a repeat of  a yearly party that has been  going on around nineteen years now. This will probably change as they get married and have kids of their own but  for now , at least this year,  it is  'on', let the games begin!!! My son has been blessed with a fabulous group of friends and I am so thankful for that.

The silver on the 24 (see sentiment) did not photograph very well but looks great IRL. I left the 'sign' or whatever it is blank, was going to put his name there then thought maybe not, couldn't make up my mind so blank it is:O).

Card details:
Stamp:  Kenny K
Sentiment: freebie
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers and Copics for the flesh tomes (E11,E00,E000)
Die cuts: Spellbinders Nestabilities scalloped circles,circles, foliage;  Impression Obsession die 24-X
Punch: Martha Stewart
Papers: Stampin Up's whisper white; Pattern's Pack 111 and K&Company 'Julianna' ; the papere used for the brown from stash
Other:twine, chipboard?, button from my button box, dimensional tape
Sketch: based on 'Addicted to Stamps Challenge #47 Sketch' closed

1. ATC's and Cards with Attitude: #31 add a tag or sentiment/anything goes
2.Card Crafters Circle:#58 Layers
3.Lady Anne's Challenge : Dec/Jan Sentimental Friday- must use sentiment
4.Fairy tale Challenges: #59 Use Your Newest Stamp:Bought the stamp   especially for this card -hot off the press LOL!
5.Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude: #31 Add a tag or sentiment: anything goes
6. Guylou's Inimitability: : I see Dots
7. Simply Create Too: #29 Anything Goes
8.Wags n' Whiskers: #95 Celebrations - mine is birthday
9.Forever Friends: #53 Your Favourite Embellishment - for me on a masculine card it is twine and or buttons  (love buttons on feminine cards too)
10.Moving Along with the Times:Happy Birthday

Monday, January 14, 2013

Wagon Wheel - Gone Country

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the Craft Your Passion challenge  this week and the theme  is 'Going Country'!  The  Challenge start date is Jan14th, 2013. I have a step son who has birthday coming up and I needed a masculine card so I choose a Doodle Pantry image from their stamps set called 'Wagon wheels', looks pretty country to me:O)  This set contains coloured and outline images, digital papers and sentiments.   For this card I used the coloured image of the wheel and 'popped' it up over-top of the background papers and twine.   The dark blue paper was from my stash and I scored it with my Stampin' Up score pad to give it some texture.' hard to see in the photo though!

Card Details:
Stamp Set: Wagon Wheels from Doodle Pantry, sentiment from Stampin Up
Die Cuts:   Spellbinders Nestabilities  deckled rectangles and beaded  circles: Memory Box 'bare branch'
punch: 1" square & Circle punch,  3/4"curly labels punch
Other: twine
Paper: Card stock  Stampin' Up 's  whisper white;  Designer paper ' K&Company 'Julianna' and the blue paper from my stash.

1. 613 Avenue Create-#2  Anything Goes
2.Dream Valley Challenges: #48 Anything Goes
3. Gingerloft Challenge: #55 Winter, let it Snow\
4.Platypus Creek: #23 Anything Goes
5.The Squirrel & the Fox: #35 Anything Goes
6. All Sorts Challenge : Week 189 Dies & Punches
7.Catch the Bug: Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes
8.Broken Box Stock:#17 Winter/Snowflakes--- i have a winter scene .no individual snowflakes
9.Card Makin Mamas: Anything Goes
10.Delicious Doodles: #18 Anything Goes using Favourite Colours : Blue and Green

Thursday, January 10, 2013


My husband really likes this card, probably because it has no real frills ( I love frills) and the image is the major portion of the card design. The ship is from Doodle Pantry and is part of the Jan. 2013 release (see here for the latest release images or here at the Doodle Pantry Shop!

Card details:
Stamp: Doodle Pantry "Old Ship"; silhouette ship by Floppy Latte Designs
Sentiment by Recollections(card making embellishment) bought at Michaels
Colour: Prismacolor Markers- cool greys;  sponged chalk on the background
Paper: Stampin' Up basic black ,whisper white; not quite navy; Designer paper; K&Company "Julianne"
Die Cuts:Spellbinders 'Flourish Accents'
Punch: Martha Stewart  edge punch
Other: buttons

WON - Cutie Pie badge  from   Cupcake Craft Challenges Jan 14 , 2013

1. Creative Moments: #8 Monochrome/Anything Goes
2. Divas by Design: Anything Goes
3.Fresh  Brewed Designs: Anything Goes
4. Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges: #109 Anything Goes
5.Stamp n Doodle: Something Neglected-- papers  & the sentiment (Had laying round for months)
6.Inky Chicks:#1 Anything Goes
7.Creative creations: #1 Anything Goes
8.Cupcake Craft Challenges: #224 January Blues
9.Kaboodle Doodles: #153 Vintage
10. My Grafico #143 Anything Goes

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Welcome Baby

My Niece  had a little girl and this is the card I made for her,isn't that image adorable, not near as cute as the real little one but darn cute none the less!
Card details:

Stamp:'a baby in a tree' by A Day for Daisy's
Paper: Stampin Up; Designer paper ? leftovers I   decided to use
Die Cuts. Marianne Designs for the flower  and  two flourishes; Memory Box -Macarena Corner
Punches: Martha Stewart butterfly
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers;  Copics: E11,E00.E000
Other: white Doily, the word  Baby from stash, the word 'adorable'   from see through Vellum paper bought at Micheal's by a friend - thanks Dawn

1. Lady Anne's Challenge Anything Goes
2. Crafting for all Seasons: Something New
3. Creative Craft Challenges2: #1 New beginnings
4. Digital Tuesday Challenge:#192 New Beginnings
5. Flourishes Timeless Tuesdays: :202 Make Something new ( My interpretation -  a new card for a new baby)
6.Inky Chicks: #1 Anything Goes
7.Papertake Weekly: Happy New....
8.Nana Vic's New Challenge: Anything Goes
9. Incy Wincy Designs: Something New
10. Whoopsie daisy Challenge: Die Cuts & Punches

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

LEJ Designs- Something New

I have loved this image since I first saw it, there is something about Ellen  that I find intriguing, she is that everyday kind of girl living a life somewhat better than most of us  and with a bit more  glamour judging by her 'cool' outfit, I'm sure the boxes are full of all kinds of fashionable clothes, shoes  and trinket  OR if she is more like me, than full of crafting goodies and designer paper:O)

New Challenge this week  at  LEJ Designs and the theme is 'Something New'  see here for the details: LEJ Designs Challenge Blog  The image is brand new to me and the card is celebrating the new year, a double whammy new:O)

The digi jackpot for using a LEJ Designs digital  image is 1 free digi
The first randomly drawn name  will win four digis of their choice from  LEJ Designs
The second randomly drawn name will win 50 assorted charms:

Stamp: LEJ Designs  'EllenShopping'   
Sentiment : Stampin UP Holiday & Wishes (New Years) and computer generated for the resolutions
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers, Copic for the flesh tones
Die Cuts:  Marianne Designs for the flourish:,Spellbinders Nestabilities ovals & circles, deckled rectangles; Memory Box 'Tilth Floral'  
Cardstock - Stampin ' UP, DP from stash
Flower  -Michaels
Punch: MS corner snowflake

1. 613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes
2.  Dream Valley Challenges: #48 Anything Goes
3. Robyns Fetish: #141 Anything Goes
4.  A Gem of a Challenge: New beginnings
5  My Time to Craft: #203  All About the New
6 . Crafty Calendar - whats New
7 . Catch the Bug: Jan Anything Goes
8.  Lady Anne's Challenge: Sentiment- Anything Goes
9.  Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude: #30 Anything Goes/Celebrations
10.  Stampin with the Dragon: Anything Goes

Monday, January 7, 2013

DT Card for Lexi's Creations Challenge #81- Anything Goes

My DT Card for Lexi's Creations    Challenge #81 Anything Goes. The challenge will run Jan 7th 2013 - Jan 19th , 2013. 

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!! 

Sponsor:   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

Card details:
Stamp:'Butterscotch Cupcake Fairy from Fairy Dust Crafts  
Die Cuts: Spellbinders  Shapeabillities  Fantastic Flourish Two
Punch: Marvy daisy flower 1/2 inch
 Paper:   Stampin' Up pacific point, whisper white, wild wasabi  cardstock; Designer paper from DCWV's 'The Four Seasons',   
Colour medium: Prismacolour markers 
Other: stickles, rhinestones. thin blue ribbon -Michaels
Technique: dimensional - all three blue butterflies are popped up

1. 613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes
2.Challenges 4 Everybody: #11 Anything Goes
3. Dream Valley Challenges: #48 Anything Goes
4. Glitter n Sparkle Challenge Blog: #14 Anything Goes note:he fairy's wings are covered with stickles and I have some rhinestones on the  flowers
5.Pan Pastel UK: Anything Goes
6.Robyns Fetish Challenge: Anything Goes
7.2 Sisters Challenge: #125 Anything Goes
8.Catch the Bug: Jan Anything Goes
9.Craftymess Challenge Blog: @$ - Show Some Sparkle/Bling: the fairy's wings are covered with stickles and I have some rhinestones on the  flowers
10. CraftyCatz: #164 Anything Goes

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A Rose for You

isn't this rose a perfect rose for either Valentines or any special occasion  where you wish to send a bit of love....

New release 

RELEASE DATE -Jan 1st ,2013  It is January 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!   The stamp Set 'free with purchase" for Jan 1st thru Jan 24th is  'Olive You'. see January Specials!  

New  Challenge
CHALLENGE  DATE: Jan 1st  1200 Noon EST- Jan 24th 9:00 PM .   The featured  image will be available from Jan 1st to 24th only and can then be purchased online at the Doodle Pantry Shop. DPDC3featured image is the  Cupid Turtle stamp set  and will be emailed to all who participate in the challenge! 

Card details:
Stamp: Doodle Pantry Digital 'Rose and Bud' stamp set  
Sentiment: from same stamp set as image
 Colour medium: Prismacolor Markers  
Cardstock:   Stampin' Up's  
Die Cuts: Spellbinders   'Scalloped Circle, Standard Circle, Fleur de Lis Squares & Fancy tages;  Marianne Designs flourish , 
Punches:  corner punch
Embossing folders: Cuttlebug  - Divine swirls 
Other: rhinestones
Technique: dimensions: Fleur deLis frame is popped up from the divine swirls paper, the rose and bud is popped up from the circle and the bud is popped up from the previous rose and bud...

1.Paper makeup Stamps: #69 Anything Goes
2.Forever Friends Fortnightly Challenge #52 Anything Goes
3.Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #152: Anything Goes
4.Challenges 4 Everybody:#10 Anything Goes
5.Electic Ellapu #10 Anything Goes
6. Avadares: #7 Valentines Day or Love
7.Card Crafters Circle:#55 Anything Goes
8. Lady Anne's Challenges: Dec/Jan Sentimental Fridays; Anything Goes
9. Stampin for the Weekend: #24 Anything Goes
10.Wags n' Whiskers:#94 Anything Goes