Saturday, March 30, 2013

Missing in Action

Hi all, just a quick note to let you know that my computer quit working and the hunt is on for a new one . The saving of the existing data has been turned over to those that know what to do (I have no clue whatsoever) in this case two young men (my son and his computer expert friend). I have been unable to do very little commenting over the past few days and not sure when this will change. Hopefully early next week!  I have the aid of  my stamping buddy  and dear friend Dawn  Frost to help  me meet some of my committments. Thanks for your understanding.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Do Something Fun Today

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the Aud Sentiments challenge ( March 28, 2013).  with  the theme of  'for a child with a sentiment'.  I used a Doodle Pantry's  image  from the   digital stamp set called 'Caterpillar Swing'. Totally fun!  This card has been kept to the minimum as  I am knee deep in renovations  and my computer is acting up, could barely get it to work today, no time to be fancy:O)!, 

Card details:
Stamps:  Doodle Pantry's ' Caterpillar swing'  
Sentiment:  Doodle Pantry's ' Caterpillar Swing'
Colour Medium: pre-cploured image
Paper: Card stock  Stampin' Up
Punch: Martha Stewart corner punch   
Die Cuts:    Cottage Cutz 'Ivy'

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Spring has Sprung

I needed a quick card for the Easter donation to the Edmonton  'Stollery' Children s Hospital  and  here it is. The image is a Joanna Sheen rubber stamp   and was part of a fabulous gift from a wonderful  fellow crafter and friend in Scotland!  Isn't it adorable! I coloured with Prismacolor markers and made the hat, and the arm with the watering can dimensional by popping them up with dimensional tape. For any northern Albertan's out there  who might be interested in participating  the coordinator is Dawn Frost and any cards suitable for children 0 to 19 would be gratefully  accepted. See here for more information: Send a Smile 4 Kids.  


Friday, March 22, 2013

Bring on Spring

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the Chocolate, Coffee, Cards  challenge ( March 22, 2013).  with  the theme of  'Bring on Spring'.  I used two of Doodle Pantry's frog images from the March release digital stamp set called 'Easter Frog Pals'. Totally fun! I did not merge the images together but printed them out separately and  placed one over the other and popped it up to give dimension. Don't know why I did it this way as it would have been much easier to digitally merge them! I actually got the idea for this scenario from a fellow DT member Ellen Parker, see her card here! The fence is a die cut I  bought a while back and this is the first time I've used it. Love it!

Card details:
Stamps:  Doodle Pantry's ' Easter frog Pals'  
Sentiment:  Doodle Pantry's ' Easter frog Pals'
Colour Medium: Prismacolor markers 
Paper: Card stock  Stampin' Up;  Designer paper DCWV 'The Glitter Stack'
Die Cuts:   Spellbinders  Deckled Rectangles & Reverse Wonky  rectangles,   Impression Obsession Die034-U (the fence) 
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebugs's 'Spots & Dots'

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

LEJ Designs Challenge #45 'Just Add a Flower(s)'

Here is my DT card for LEJ Designs challenge #45 with the theme of Just Add a Flower(s).  This card  features  a   digi from LEJ Designs called ' Muncher' .  Isn't he adorable and I love the daffodil he is holding! I needed a Easter card so thought this would be a good opportunity to do both!  I popped up the daffodil by printing out an additional image, colouring the flower, cutting it it out and using  a pop dot ,placed it over top of the original! 

New Challenge this week  at  LEJ Designs and the theme is 'Just Add A Flower(s)'  see here for the details: LEJ Designs Challenge Blog   

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

 The second randomly drawn name will win a lovely stash from Mishelflo Creative Crafting:
                                  Here is this weeks second prize, it's the last of the stuff from Michelle, I really need to get emailing for more sponsors, but things have been so manic I haven't had much chance, the prize from ewe 2 can craft is still unclaimed so could you ask them if they would like to use it as another sponsorship please hun xx

Card details:
Stamp: LEJ Designs 'Muncher'
Sentiment: Flourishes
Colour: Prismacolour Markers
Paper: Stampin Up cardstock , Dp from stash( originally  from a magazine and gifted to me by a friend)
Die Cuts: Spellbinders 'Beaded Ovals'; Scrappin Cottage 'Cottage Cutz Ivy'; Stampin' Up's 'Beautiful Butterflies' ; Impression Obsession Die022-U (branch) 
Punches: EKSuccess 1/2" flower, Marvy UCHIDA 1" flower
Other: large yellow flower from stash, epoxy stickers

1. 613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes #11 with Optional twist St.Paddy's Day twist which I did not use, mine is only anything goes!
2.Challenges 4 Everyone:16 Anything Goes:  (note: I became a follower)
3. Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #24 Easter/Spring Colours
4.Sentimental Sundays: #146 Anything Goes
5.The Squirrel and the Fox: #39 Autumn or Spring (I chose Spring)
6.Lady Anne's Challenge  6th Stamp Challenge February 20th - 31st of March
7.Creatalicious Challenges: #46 Lovely Easter
8.Forever Friends- March Challenge- Lots of Flowers
9.Lia Stamps:#37 Easter or Spring
10. Live & Love Crafts: #9 Easter

Monday, March 18, 2013

DT Card for Lexi's Creations Challenge #86 Mothers Day/ Female Birthday

My DT Card for Lexi's Creations    Challenge #86 Mother's Day or Female Birthday. The challenge will run March 18th, 2013 - Mar 29th , 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:'Happy Birthday ' sentiment from Stampin ' Up and  'Biker Chick Brooke'  digital image from Fairy Dust Crafts  
Die Cuts: Spellbinders  Standard circle ,  'Foliage' for the large leaves beneath the sentiment flower and for the embellishment at the botton of the frame holding the girl;Marianne Designs Flourish , flower and key (underneath the girl with only the top sticking out)
Paper:   Stampin' Up  whisper white, Marina Mist, Old Olive cardstock; Other: Select textura, stash     
Colour medium:  Prismacolor  markers . Copics for the flesh tones
Embossing folder: Stampin Up's Sizzix -Square lattice 
Other:  lace,  epoxy Sticker

 1. ABC _ "J for Just as you Like" or anything goes
2. Ladybug Crafts: March Challenge: The Colour Blue - use blue in your project
3. Mema's Crafts: March challenge: Anything Goes
4. Natalie and Amy's Challenge: #& Die Cuts
5. One Crazy Stamper: March Anything Goes
6. The Crafters Cafe: Week 2 Green and/or St.Patricks Day - mine is just the green part
7. One Stop Craft Challenge: :220 Anything Goes

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Easter Bunny

I love this Easter Bunny  from Beccy's Place! He was great to colour with   his many details and I really like his hat with the baby chick and all those eggs. Too fun! I will be entering him in Beccy's monthly challengeShe has a monthly challenge (must use one of her images)  and you have the opportunity to win three of her images and/or the next months Guest Designer slot!

Card details:
Stamp: Easter Bunny from Beccy's Place - freebie
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers
Paper: Stampin Up cardstock.
Designer Paper: DCWV All Dressed Up Glitter Stack, Recollections Fashionably Chic Paper Pad
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Deckled Rectangle, Beaded Circle, standard circle, inverted circle;    Scrapping Cottage- Cottage Cutz  Ivy
Embossing; Folder Swiss Dots
Other: buttons

1. Beccy's Monthly Challenge:use a Beccy's Place image
2.  The Crafty Blogger:#9Spring or pastel - I chose Spring
5:Eureka Stamps #30 Anything Goes
7.Whoopsi Daisy: Buttons or Bows
8. The Corrosive Challenge: #169 All that Glitters - My background paper is full of sparkle
10. Crafty Calendar: March Easter Eggstravaganas

Monday, March 11, 2013

Easter Bunny

I am  in the Easter card making mode which is probably a good thing as I need about 5 of them for the youngsters in our extended family!  I used a DoodlePantry image called 'Bunny Wabbit Color Plus' for this one! It comes with coloured and non coloured images, digital paper  and three sentiments.  See here!

Card details;
Stamp: Digital Doodle Pantry  Bunny Wabbit Color Plus, Stampin Up's Curly labels(see sentiment frame)
Sentiment: Flourishes 
Paper: Stampin' Up and stash
Colour medium:  used pre coloured image
Ink: Stampin Up 'Tempting Turquoise for the clouds
Die Cuts: Spellbinders 'deckled rectangles'; Memory Box 'Fabulous Phlox - for the two branches &the green  flower centers
Punch:Stampin' Up's  Curly Label Punch
Embossing:  Folder: Stampin' Up's Fancy Fan; Heat Embosssed the deckled rectangle  using an old background stamp from Stampin Up
Other: white flowers, pearls , ribbons


Sunday, March 10, 2013

Yummy Decadent Dessert

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the 'Pile it On' challenge starting Feb. 10, 2013 and the theme is 'Oh So Yummy'.   I used a precoloured Doodle Pantry  digital stamp from the stamp set called "Decadent Dessert'. I printed out two copies , used one as the base and the other to give dimension (cut out the chocolate ice cream,banana and the dish ledge and placed it on top). I also coloured over the image  with Prismacolor markers  to get the tones I wanted (printer not so good  but I think I darkened mine too much:O)) I used liquid pearls as a  glaze for the cookie heart  and on the sentiment! The little flowers were cut from a die cut called "Fairy Tale Flower Border by Memory Box.

Card Details: 
Stamps:  Doodle Pantry's digital stamp set 'Decadent Dessert'  
Sentiment:   From same stamp set
Die cuts: Memory Box,Spellbinders -deckled rectangles & reverse wonly rectangles, Provocraft hearts
Paper: Card stock  Stampin' Up 's   whisper white, pacific point
Designer paper: DCWV The Glitter Stack & the yellow paper from Stash
Other: Stampin' Up embossing folder'Fancy Fan',  brown pearls, liquid pearls

1. Clearly I Stamp: #70 Die Cuts 
2. Delious Doodles: #26 Use Die Cuts
3. Stampin with the Dragon: Anything Goes
4.4 Crafty Chucks #132 Die for Dies
5. Craft Us Crazy:#38 Anything Goes with Saturated Canary
6. ThePaper Shelter #102 Punches & Dies
7. Paper Take Weekly: Anything Goes
8. Party Time Tuesday: PPT#110 Die Cuts
9. Through the Craftroom Door: March 5 - 11 -  Anything Goes
10. ABC Challenge #19 Anything Goes

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

A Young Man's Fancy

Here is my DT card for LEJ Designs challenge #43 with the theme of ALL THINGS SPRING'.  This card  features  a   digi from LEJ Designs called ' Young Love' .  Isn't it wonderful! I thought it would make a perfect 'spring' card as the phrase 'a young man's fancy' kept running through my head when I first saw it., so here is my card with a tribute to spring and youth!  

New Challenge this week  at  LEJ Designs and the theme is 'All Things Spring'  see here for the details: LEJ Designs Challenge Blog   

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

 The second randomly drawn name will win a Tigerlily Pad & Stamp set from Bramwell Crafts

Card Details:
Stamp: LEJ Designs digital stamp  'YOUNG lOVE'   
Sentiment : computer generated and the worl Love stamp (Anna Griffin)
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers; Copics for the flesh tone E00 E000, E11 ; Ink: Stampin Up gable green
Die Cuts: Spellbinders ;   Cuttlebug 'Hearts and Stamps'; ProvoCraft -for the flowers
Punch: Martha Stewart butterflies
DP: DCWV 'The Glitter Stack'
Cardstock:   Stampin ' UP - whisper white and gable green  & stash
Other: bow, blue brad

Top three Placement for the ABC Challenge ' I is for In Love'

1. Challenges 4 Everyone: #15 Anything Goes
2.  613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes - optional Tic Tac Toe (I used horizontal line of  free, die cuts, bling)
3. Creative Inspirations Paint: Inspired by Anything Goes
4. Hobbycutz Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
5. No Matter Which Challenge: #7 Anything Goes
6. Catch the Bug: Anything Goes Saturday Challenge

Monday, March 4, 2013

DT Card for Lexi's Creations Challenge # 85 Easter

Easter's in March this year and the good news is my son and his gal will be coming up for Easter , so looking forward to it,now if only the March storms take a hiatus :O)

My DT Card for Lexi's Creations    Challenge #85 Easter. The challenge will run March 4th 2013 - March 16th, 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!! 

The Sponsor for this challenge is 'My Heart Pieces

Card details:
Stamp: FDC  "Lillie under Easter Egg'
 Die Cuts :  Spellbinders Nestabilities - standard & scalloped ovals;Memory Box  "Madera  Corner'
Punch:  flower punches by Fiskars,  EKSucess 1' retro flower, Marvy Uchida  1/2' daisy; Martha Stewart  branches
Paper: Stampin' Up  tempting turquoise and whisper white cardstock; Designer paper -Doodle Pantry Quirkey Skunk paper (the multicoloured circles) & ?   
Colour Medium:  Prismacolour Markers
Other:  rhinestones, stickles, ribbon 

1. 613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes - Optional Tic Tac Toe (I used the vertical line  of Die Cuts, Digital or Stamped Image & Free.
2.Challenges 4 Everyone: #15 Anything Goes
3. No matter Which Challenge: #7 Anything Goes
4.Robyn's Fetish Challenge: #149 Easter
5.One Crazy Stamper: March Challenge- Anything Goes
6.OOZAK Challenge #12 Anything Goes with Spring
7.That Craft Place: Anything Goes
8. The Corrosive Challenge #169 All that Glitters ( stickles on the flowers and on the Easter egg shells circles)
9. The Ribbon Girls Blog March Challenge: Add Ribbon Twine
10.Catch the Bug-Saturday Challenge- Anything Goes

Friday, March 1, 2013

Washin' Board

I can actually recall my Mother using the wash board and when she got her first big white modern wringer wash. She was so happy about how much easier it was to do the wash, although we still had to haul the water in and heat it up on the stove, no changing the water , just adding more hot water into it as the wash went along .White went first of course . It took most of the day to do it and in the winter Mom's hands would be  bright red from the cold. Gloves didn't work so well with the clothespins I guess!I think this image would be great for an elderly Mother/Aunt who might have some memories of them , but for my purposes it will be   a  'get well' card for someone who isn't feeling up to par!

New release 

RELEASE DATE - March  1st ,2013  It is March release  time at Doodle Pantry   and Laurie has some wonderful new  digital stamp sets for sale  plus  pre coloured versions of some  older stamp sets! Please go to the 'Latest Release' section to view them all!   The stamp Set 'free with purchase" for March 1st thru March 24th is  'Puppy Presents'. see Specials!  

New  Challenge DPDC#32
CHALLENGE  DATE: March 1st  1200 Noon EST- March 24th 9:00 PM .   The featured  image will be available from March 1st to 24th only and can then be purchased online at the Doodle Pantry Shop. DPDC32 featured image is the  Easter Egg Ants stamp set  and will be emailed  free to all who participate in the challenge! 

Card details:
Stamp: Doodle Pantry Digital 'Washin' Board' stamp set  
Sentiment: from same stamp set as image
 Colour medium: Prismacolor Markers  
Cardstock:   Stampin' Up's  early exsprsso, whisper white , Creamy Carmel
Designer paper: Recollections Love Letters Paper Pad
Die Cuts: Spellbinders   'Label Sixteen, Circles, Deckled rectangels and for the corner emellishments (don't have name of the set';  Memory Box 'Fabulous Phlox'