Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Moose

One of the Grandson's just had a birthday and in honour of his  hunt last fall I created this card for him. This moose is just so adorable I couldn't resist him. Who knew a moose could be so cute:O).

Card Details:
Stamp: free colouring book stamp- Mrs.P's Print & Color Pictures
Sentiment : Doodle Pantry
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers 
Die Cuts: Spellbinders   deckled rectangles;  grasshopper

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Romance Card

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the 2 Sisters Challenge ( Feb. 23, 2013).  with  the theme of  'Romance'. I could only come up with a flower card but I hope it can be viewed as romantic.  I used a Doodle Pantry  digital stamp set  called ' Trumpet Vine'!  Totally lovely! This is a older image from  Doodle Pantry but a gorgeous one.  The Butterfly is a die cut as are the leaves under the flower. The flower is a gift I received from a fellow crafter who sent them to me as RAK ( Thanks Di). I had mentioned on one person's blog I envied her  all her flowers and this kind wonderful lady read the comment and sent me a whole pile of them. Isn't that just the nicest thing. I was totally blown away   and I fully plan to pass this RAK along, not sure what it will be but I will do it.  

Card details:
Stamps:  Doodle Pantry's ' Trumpet Vine'  The image was the coloured version and I used my Prismacolor Markers to give  it a more robust colour tone and added some yellow;  
Sentiment:    Stampin up & unknown
Paper: Card stock  Stampin' Up 's   whisper white;
Die Cuts:   Spellbinders  Deckled Rectangles, Foliage  Marianne Designs for the scalloped circle; Local King Rubber Stamp'Garden party' die cut for the butterfly
Punch: Martha Stewart for the flowe themed double edged  strip;  EK Success 1/2 inch retro flower
Embossing Folder: Stampin Up Big Shot 'Lacy Brocade'

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

LEJ Designs Challenge 41 - Button Mania

Here is my DT card for LEJ Designs challenge #41 with the theme of 'Button Mania'.  This card  features  a   digi from LEJ Designs called 'Summer Sun Ellen' . I picked her because it is February and the weather is blustery I wanted to do a card that was far removed from my reality:O), so  I created a beach card.

New Challenge this week  at  LEJ Designs and the theme is 'Button Mania'  see here for the details: LEJ Designs Challenge Blog   

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

 The second randomly drawn name will win   50 charms from 'Ewe 2 Can Craft'

Card Details:
Stamp: LEJ Designs digital stamp  'Summer Sun Ellen'   
Sentiment : GKD   Hope Grows rubber stamp set by Theresa Momber 
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers; Copics ; Ink: Stampin Up Baja Breeze
Die Cuts: Spellbinders   wonky squares; Marianne Designs ; Cherry Lynn Designs - Lace Corner , Stampin UP Embosslits Sweet Buttons 
Cardstock - Stampin ' UP - whisper white and Baja Breeze
Other: buttons

1Crafty Bloggers Network: Anything Goes
2.Creative Creations Challenge: #4 Inspired by a Song - my inspiration was the Beach Boys 'Girl on the Beach;
3. Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges: #78 Anything Goes
4. Paper Make Up Stamps:Digi Makover Challenge #76 Anything Goes
5. Eureka Stamps:#27 Inspired by a Song;  my inspiration was the Beach Boys 'Girl on the Beach;
6. Incy Wincy Designs: Pop it Up - my image is cut out and placed on the paper with  the top half popped up with foam tape,the lower half is taped to the paper.
7. Whoopsi Daisy Challenge: Make it Girly
8. Challenges 4 Everybody:#14 Anything Goes
9. One Stitch at a Time; #151 Make it Girly
10. Color Me Creative: #62 Girly Time

Monday, February 18, 2013

DT Card for Lexi's Creations Challenge # 84 Monochromatic

My DT Card for Lexi's Creations    Challenge #84 Monochromatic. The challenge will run Feb 18th 2013 - Mar 2nd , 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 group!! 

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:'Precious friend ' sentiment and  'Fairy Dust Butterfly' from Fairy Dust Crafts  
Die Cuts: Spellbinders  nestabilities standard circles; Marianne Designs for the flower, Spellbinders Shapeabilities 'Foliage' for the large leaves beneath the flower; Scrapping Cotage 'Ivy' 
Punch: Martha Stewart 'scary branches', EKSuccess retro  1' flower punch
Paper:   Stampin' Up  whisper white, basic black cardstock; Designer paper from DCWV's 'The Bella Armoire Stack,   
Colour medium: Butterfly coloured in with Prismacolor dark grey marker and topped with 'at you  Spica'  black
Embossing folder: Cuttlebug 'Swiss dots'
Other:  ribbon -Michaels, black rhinestones
Technique: dimensional & Cutting-   butterflly and flower  popped up, butterfly cut with an outline (minus the fairy dust that comes with the image)

Top 5 placement - the Allsorts ChallengeChallenges:
1. Joanna Sheen Challenge: Black and White
2.Pan Pastel UK Challege Blog: Just Two Colours (I am entering this under the assumption the both black and white can be treated as colours)?
3.A Gem of a Challenge: #67 Dies and Punches
4.Allsorts Challenge Blog: #194 Things with wings
5.QKR Stampede #26 Anything Goes
6. Raise the Bar: #131 Anything Goes
7. Simply Create Too:#31 Mother's Day or for a Female--my card is for girlfriend of 30 odd ye

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Dolphin's Hello - CAS

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the 'Send A Smile 4 Kids' challenge starting Feb. 16, 2013 and the theme is 'CAS'. I'm sure you can't get anymore CAS than this or the card would just have the little hello on it! I need to make more of these so I know what I'm doing, they are extremely difficult and my hat off  those who do them so well!!  I used a precoloured Doodle Pantry  digital stamp  from their   Feb.2013 release called most appropriately "Dolphin'.  I used the same image, making one  smaller than the other and merged the two  together to get the above image. I printed out two copies and cut out the smaller dolphin on one  copy and popped it up over the baby image on the other  to get additional depth!   

Card Details: 
Stamps:  Doodle Pantry's digital stamp set 'Dolphin'  
Sentiment:   Stampin Up's rubber  stamp set 'Pretty Petites'
Punch:  Stampin Up 
Paper: Card stock  Stampin' Up 's   whisper white, pacific point

1.Charisma Cards: #6 Anything Goes
2.Forever Friends Fortnightly Challenge # 55 Anything Goes
3.Cuttin and Stampin Weekly Challenge:#6 Make Something with an Animal
4 Crafty Boots Challenge:   Blue and White
5.Our Daily Bread:#142 Animals
6. Through the Craftroom Door: Always Anything Goes
7.Tuesday Throwdown: #134 Anything Goes
8.Crafty Bloggers Network #8 Feb. Challenge Anything Goes

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

It's a Girl

My niece and her husband just had a baby girl, their first child and I am so  happy for them and have  put together this little card to celebrate the occasion. It will be off in the mail shortly! I used  a Mo Manning digital stamp called 'Spit Happens', made my own sentiment,added a few bought flowers, made a little bow, added a few embellishments and it was done.

Colour Medium: Copics (El3, E00,E000) and Prismacolor markers
Die Cuts: Spellbinders for the image and sentiment frame;  ProvoCraft die for the heart and stemmed flowers; Marianne Designs for the swirls under the flowers.
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug Hearts
Paper: Stampin' Up

1. Paper Take Weekly: Hearts and or Flowers
2 Through the Craftroom Door: Always Anything Goes
3.Tuesday Throwdown: #134  Anything Goes
4.Nana Vic's 2nd Challenge: Feb 5 -March 5 Anything Goes
5.Artistic Inspirations: #28 Anything Goes
6.Crafty Bloggers:#8 Anything Goes
7.My Grafico #144: Anything Goes
8.Pretty Little Ribbons: Feb challenge #19 Anything Goes
9. Crafting by Design: Here's My Heart  (background is all hearts and a larger green one on the tight hand corner)

Monday, February 11, 2013

Cowboy Birthday

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the Incy Wincy Designs challenge starting Feb. 11, 2013 and the theme is 'texture'.I provided the texture by using lined cardstock paper and  dry embossing the paper behind the parchment. The twine finishes it off.  I used  several Doodle Pantry  digital stamp images from their  Feb.2013 release and merged them together to get the above image!  It is to me a very masculine image so the card reflects this in that is fairly non- adorned!  Totally male! I'm not so great at creating distressed edges, mine looks like a mouse was at  it :O)   I used distress ink to give the paper an older look                                                           

Card Details: 
Stamps:  Doodle Pantry's  Old parchment and Western Colour Image Combos set (I picked the barbed wire  with hat with boots image)
Sentiment:    Doodle Pantry's 'Old Pistal' digital stamp set
Paper: Card stock  Stampin' Up 's   whisper white;stash
Embossing Folder: script (as I was just looking for more texture I used the underside)  
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress  Ink 'antique linen'
other: twine, buttons

1. Challenges 4 Everybody: #13 Anything Goes
2.Here Come the Boys: #45 Western
3.One Stitch at a Time: #150 Anything Goes
4.Brown Sugar: #28 Anything Goes
5.Lady Anne's Challenge: Sentimental Friday : #6 Anything Goes
6.Creative Corner Challenges # 6 For the Boys
7.Creative moments BloggersNetwork: #10 Button and Bows/Anything Goes ( I have two buttons and a twine tied simple bow through  the largest button)
8.Whimsey Stamp Challenge:#55  Fancy Edges

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Valentine for Granddaughter

I think this is my last Valentine for 2013, at least that is the plan right now:O) This young lady was a freebie from Saturated Canary and I think she is marvellous. I was going to make the heart she is holding dimensional  but got lazy at the last moment. I did prop up the image frame with foam dots though!

Card Details:
Sketch: Wags n Whiskers Sketch #96 (closed)
Stamps:  Hugs & Kisses by Saturated Canary
Sentiment:    Whimsy ticket stamp set Treasured Moments 
Paper: Card stock  Stampin' Up 's  Pacific Point and whisper white; Designer paper  DCWV 'The preppy Princess Stack'
Die Cuts:   Spellbinders Nestabilities Reverse Wonky Rectangles; ProCraft's hearts, Marianne Designs doily
Punch: Martha Stewart  butterfly
Other:  pearls

Won  Top Three Placement at the ATC's and Cards with Attitude Challenge
ATC's and Cards with Attitude: : #33 Be My Valentine/Anything Goes
FatPages and Cards with Attitude: #33 Be My Valentine/Anything Goes
Broken Box Stock: #19 Be My Valentine
Card Crafters Circle: #61 Love is in the Air/Valentines
Card Makin  Mamas: I'm in the Mood for Love
Crafty Catz: #169 Love is in the Air (feature a heart)
Dilly Beans: Hearts
Pattie's Creations Challenge: #60 Valentines day (must use an image)
Simply Create Too:  #30 Valentine's Day or hearts
Stampin with the Dragon: Love is in the Air

Friday, February 8, 2013

Be Mine

Here is a cute little Valentine for a great nephew of mine and as he lives  in Eastern Canada I must  get this mailed today or there is no guarantee he will get it in time - thank you Canada post - they charge a small fortune and then ship it as a parcel and it takes twice as long to get there..... It is dimensional so will not fit thru the dreaded slot.  OK enough about that. onto the card details:O)
Card Details: 
Stamp: Meljen's Designs
Sentiment: Netty's Cards
Markers: Prismacolor Markers and Copic's (flesh tones)
Die Cuts: Spellbinders (circles and  square), Marianne Designs  ( the butterfly), Cuttlebug (hearts)
Embosssing Folder: Cuttlebug Floral Fantasy
Other: gingham  ribbon 
Paper Stampin, UP and stash

Won the Dutch Dare challenge

ATC's and Cards with Attitude: : #33 Be My Valentine/Anything Goes
FatPages and Cards with Attitude: #33 Be My Valentine/Anything Goes
Broken Box Stock: #19 Ne My Valentine
Card Crafters Circle: #61 Love is in the Air/Valentines
Crafts 4 Eternity: R#110 Be My valentine
Digi Haven: Love/Valentine

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

LEJ Designs Challenge #39 - Anything Goes

Here is my DT card for LEJ Designs challenge #39 with the theme of 'Anything Goes'. Those are easy peasy ones aren't they - love anything goes! This card  features  a new  digi from LEJ Designs called Mozica  and because it is February with Valentines's Day fast approaching,  I decided to create a Valentine's card.

New Challenge this week  at  LEJ Designs and the theme is 'Anything Goes'  see here for the details: LEJ Designs Challenge Blog   

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

 The second randomly drawn name will win  this lovely stash from Mishelfo Creative Crafting:

includes a 6X6 paper pad, 2paks of tags and 2 mini albums

Card Details:
Stamp: LEJ Designs  'Mozica'   
Sentiment : Stampin UP  
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers
Die Cuts: ,Spellbinders   ovals & circles, Cuttlebugs 'Concentric Hearts', Marianne Designs flourish
Cardstock - Stampin ' UP, DP red textured paper from stash
 Punch:  little heart punch (brand unknown) 
Other: pearl flourish, red rhinestones, ribbon , stickles
Sketch: challenge 20 Graphicat Sketches - challenge is closed


1. 613 Avenue Croate  #5 Anything Goes - optional twist LOVE
2, Dream Valley Challenges: #50 Valentines
3.Gingerloft : GL56 Love is in the air
4.Glitter and Sparkle: #18 Valentines/Love
5.Great Impressions: Feb. Challenge
6.One Stitch at a Time: Feb. Challenge - no squares
7.The Ribbon Girl Blog: Feb. Card Challenge: Love Your or Valentines
8.Di's Digi Designs Challenge: Saturday Fortnightly Challenge Valentines and or Love
9.One Stop Craft Challenge Anything Goes
10. Pumpkin Spice: #5 Hearts

Monday, February 4, 2013

DT Card for Lexi's Creations Challenge 83 Valentines/Love

My DT Card for Lexi's Creations    Challenge #83 Valentines/Love. The challenge will run Feb. 4th  - Feb.16th, 2013. 

The season of hearts, love and romance will soon be upon us and we are looking for cards /projects with a  Valentine/Love theme!

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 group!! 

Sponsor:    Our sponsor  this fortnight   is 'Joanna Sheen'  

                                                      Joanna Sheen
Winner will receive a gift certificate  worth £10.00

Card details:
Stamp:' I Love You Bear from Fairy Dust Crafts  , Sentiment from Whimsy Stamps ; background stamp by All Night Media
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Nestabilities   Reverse Wonky Rectangles, Cherry Lynn Designs Lace Corner; Stampin Up's Sizzix 'Embosslits 'Scalloped Heart of Heats'  
Paper:   Stampin' Up Rose Red,Wild Wasbi & whisper white cardstock . Designer paper: Recollections Fashionably Chic and Recollections Plaid
Colour medium: Prismacolour markers 
Other:  pearls

1. Digi Designs Challenge: Valentine and/or love
2.My Sheri Crafts #103 Valentines
3. My Time to Craft: #207 Love is in the Air
4. One Stop Craft Challenge: #214 Anything Goes
5.Broken Box: Challenge 19 Be Mine Valentine
6.Card Makin Mamas: Love
7. Frosted Designs: Fabulous Friday Challenge -Love plus heart
8.QKR Stampede: #24 Love is in the air
9. Raise the Bar Challenge: #129 Animal Attraction (use an animal on your card)
10. Ready Teddy Go:  Love is in the air

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Cuddly Bear Valentine

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the Sketch Saturday  challenge starting Feb. 2, 2013.    I used a Doodle Pantry  digital stamp set  called ' Cuddly Bear'!  Totally adorable! This is a older image from  Doodle Pantry but a favourite of mine.  The heart pin was a freebie from  Beyond the Fringe. I added the heart pin to the image by merging the two images together in PaintNet. To see all the new sets for January go to the  Latest Release  category : click here.    The sketch this week is:


Card Details:
Sketch: Sketch Saturday
Stamps:  Doodle Pantry's 'Cuddly Bear' digital outline version; Decorative Pins from Beyond the Fringe, Stampendous Marble Texture Cube  for the squiggly lines on border background paper and Martha Stewart's Valentine Clear Stamps  for the small polka dotted hearts on said background paper!
Sentiment:    from my stash
Paper: Card stock  Stampin' Up 's  Real red and whisper white;
Die Cuts:   Spellbinders Nestabilities standard circle and scalloped ovals ; ProCraft's hearts, Memory Box's Madera Corner
Embossing Folder: Swiss Dots 
Other:  glitter glue (on the little yellow hearts hearts), 

1. The ABC Challenge: G for Going Dotty (my small hearts on background paper)
6. Oozak Challenge #11 Anything Goes with Favourite Colours- mine are red, white  with a splash of yellow - must admit my fav's change from season to season

Friday, February 1, 2013

Doodle Pantry 'Love Star'

New release 

RELEASE DATE -Feb 1st ,2013  It is February 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  'Quirky Frog. see Specials!  

New  Challenge
CHALLENGE  DATE: Feb 1st  1200 Noon EST- Feb 24th 9:00 PM .   The featured  image will be available from Feb 1st to 24th only and can then be purchased online at the Doodle Pantry Shop. DPDC31 featured image is the  Phonograph stamp set  and will be emailed  free to all who participate in the challenge! 

Card details:
Stamp: Doodle Pantry Digital 'Love Star' stamp set  
Sentiment: from same stamp set as image
 Colour medium: Prismacolor Markers  
Cardstock:   Stampin' Up's  tempting turquoise, whisper white , taken with teal, real red
Die Cuts: Spellbinders   'Fluer de Lis Squares,  Beaded Circles, Deckled rectangels;  Marianne Designs flourish , doily; Provo Craft valentines
Embossing folders: Cuttlebug  - Shell Collages
Technique: dimensions: the star is popped up from the beaded circle , the bow is popped up from the star  

1. Milk, Coffee, Challenge: Valentine's Challenge
2. Sassy Studios 'Dare to be Sassy Tuesday#162 Love is in the Air
3. Crafts and Me Challenges:#118 Use Your Favorite  Embellishment   (my fav - flourish)
4. Digistamps 4 Joy: #59 Anything Goes
5. Inky Impressions: #95 BINGO  (mine  is diagonal line -pink/red- sentiment- die/punch)
6. Jen's Challenge: It's all about Love
7. Paper Pretties Wed. Challenge: PWC243 - Square Card
8.Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
9.The Perfect Sentiment:PSC64 Anything Goes with a Die Cut
10. The Stamping Chef: Love Challenge