Monday, October 28, 2013

Happy Birthday with Scruffles

What a  sweet little puppy opening his Birthday gift, or maybe he is finishing his wrapping! Either way how exciting! 

My DT Card for Lexi's Creations    Challenge #102 'Happy Birthday'. The challenge will run Oct 28th, 2013 - Nov.9th , 2013. 

Please join us, I'm so looking forward to seeing your creations
 and while visiting 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
Little Clairs

Card details:
Stamp:' Happy Birthday Scruffles' digital image from Fairy Dust Crafts Whimsy Stamps ticket  
Punch: Stampin' Up photo corners ;  Stampin' Up Banners;, one hole punch
Colour medium:  Prismacolor  markers .  
Paper: Stampin' Up's Rich Razzelberry, whisper white: DP - stash
The present was made dimensional by  printing image out twice, coloured , cut out and placed ontop of the first  with foam tape

1. Challenges 4 Everybody: #32 Anything Goes
2. Scribble & Scrap Blog&Challenge: #4 Always Anything Goes
3.The Corrosive Challenge: #186 Tic Tac Tow I  used the  middle Horizontal row of patterned or die paper, image (stamp or Digi) , Sentiment
4. Little Claire's  Monthly Challenge#38 Childs Birthday
5. Crafty Hands Challenge: Anything Goes
6. Sister Act Challenge #30 Anything Goes
7. Crafty Girls:#4 Anything Goes
8. Paper Crafting Journey-Anything Goes
9.  Rhedd and  Rosie Challenge: Anything Goes - 18th Challenge
10. Perfectly Rustic:#9 Pattern Paper

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

RIP Halloween Card

Well it is close to the night of  Halloween and all sorts of costumed  young ones yelling  'trick or treat'  will be soon be upon us. I remember when my son was younger  the young kids on the street would suddenly appear  all dressed and clutching their treat bags at around 5:00PM. The once quiet street would suddenly become a beehive of activity and then around 8:00 PM stillness would once again descent as all the little ones would be home and excitingly going through their bags.. Older children would trickle in till around 9:00, and then it would be over.Lots of activities went on after that I know,but for us it was a done deal, although we would occasionally have to wipe an egg or two off a car window or something like that, but it was all very tame on our street. As the years went on less and less children  would appear and  now I get less than  half the amount at my door.Times change and so does the culture, parents seem afraid to let their children go door to door and have parties instead. The mall has become very popular too. Hope you like my 'spooky' Halloween card!

Card details:
Stamp: QKR Stampede digital image 
Colour Medium: Prismalcolor Markers
Die Cuts: Memory Box Bare Branch; Cuttlebug 'Creepy';  Spellbinders Nestablilities ovals and scalloped ovals
 Card type: center step

Won a Top 5 Placement Eureka Stamps
Won  a Top Three Placement at Going Grey with Scrap Creations

1. Die Cutting Divas: #138 Halloween
2. Going Grey with Scrape Creations: Halloween
3. Oldie but a Goodie: Spooky - bats and spiders were die cut out last October and used this October
4. Shopping our Stash: #124 Halloween or orange and black 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Pocket Watch

I created this card using the  Doodle Pantry digital stamp set called 'Old Watch'. The set contains outline  and pre coloured images with and without shadows,  plus  digital papers and  sentiments. All of this is available for less than three dollars ! How great is that:O)!

Doodle Pantry is the proud sponsor of this weeks challenge over at Tuesday Morning Sketches and the challenge is this sketch:

Wonderful sketch, hope you take a visit to their blog and give it a go! Have fun!

Card details:
Stamp: Doodle Pantry Digital ' Old Watch' stamp set  
Sentiment:  Doodle Pantry Digital ' Old Watch' stamp set
Colour medium: Pre-Coloured image and Stampin Up  'Shara Sand' inkpad for border sponging
Embossing folder:  Cuttlebug 'Diamond Plate'
Other: button with twine, wall paper strip, Stampin Up paper, brads

Monday, October 14, 2013

Halloween Card for Great Granddaughter

Hi all, I am HAPPY to be back crafting for Lexi's Creations after a summer hiatus and here is my card for the October Halloween  challenge; mine is quite traditional and hopefully not very scary as it is meant for a youngster.                                                                                
 Lexi's Creations    Challenge #101 Halloween. The challenge will run Oct 14th - Oct. 26th, 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:    Our sponsor  this fortnight   is 'Joanna Sheen'  

                                                      Joanna Sheen
Winner will receive a gift certificate  worth £10.00

Card details:
Stamp:'Kitty Kia' from Mo Manning; sentiment from Stampin' Up's 'Best Friends' stamp set.
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Nestabilities   Standard and scalloped circles and their inverted scalloped circles, Memory Box 'Macarena Corner';  Cuttlebug 'Creepy' die cut for the bats. 
Punch: spiderweb double edged border punch
Paper:   Stampin' Up basic black, whisper white,tangerine tango, pumpkin pie cardstock; Designer paper from stash .  
Colour medium: Prismacolor markers, Copic's for the skin (E00,E000,E11)

Won a top 4 Placement Pick for the Kitty Bee Challenge #10
1. Crafty Calendar Challenge for Oct - Halloween
2. Inkspirational Challenges #41 Anything Goes
3. Paper Creators Crafts #15 Dies and/or Punches
4. Sweet Stampin: Halloween
5. Brown Sugar: #63 Anything Goes
6. CraftyCatz: #202 Time for Halloween
7. Card Makin Mamas: CMM75 Yime for Halloween
8. Digi Haven: Halloween
9. Kitty Bee Designs:Aloha Friday #10 Halloween
10. Polkadoodles:week41 Halloween

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Happy Fall - White Pumpkins

I was getting a little tired of the traditional fall colours  so decided to go with white and green, still a fall theme just early fall,not late:O)!  For many years I did not even know there were such things a white pumpkins, thought they were all green which tuned orange as they ripened.  I think the white ones are marvellous and beautiful in their own way.  I wonder if they taste the same, probably so!

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the Oct 10th Creative Knockouts Challenge (previously know as Dutch Dare  Challenge) with a theme of Happy Fall! If you have time take a visit and give it a go!

Card Recipe
Stamp: Doodle Pantry Digital Stamp Set 
Sentiment: Doodle Pantry  
Colour medium: Pre coloured image which I highlighted with a yellow cream marker,  green chalk -  sponged onto the  image background
Die Cut: Spellbinders ' Deckled Rectangles',  scalloped circle and standard circle
Embossing folder: geometric rings by Cuttlebug
Other" white liquid pearls, leaf
Techniques: Dry embossing ; dimensions  - little pumpkin is propped up with dimensional tape

Won a top 3 spot in the Party Time Tuesday Challenge #141

1. Addicted to Stamps: #66 Anything Goes
2 .Creative Moments:#27 Anything Goes/Autumn
3. The Crafters Cafe: #32 Favorite Craft item ( for me it is embossing folders)
4. Divas by Designs: 3 or More Layers 
5. The Sisterhood of Crafters: Anything Goes
6. Stamp n Doodle'Embossing wet or dry'
7. Crafty  Sentiments Designs: Anything Goes
8. Creative Craft Challenge:#20 Anything Goes
9. Party Time Tuesday: PTT141 Use Pumpkins
10. Eureka Stamps:#60 Anything Goes

Monday, October 7, 2013

Manger Lamb

Here is a an older image by Laurie Wilson created for 'Clear Dollar Stamps' which has subsequently closed it's shop. Laurie has pre coloured the image and it is now being offered for sale under the Doodle Pantry brand. It is an adorable image for a cute Christmas card and it captures the  awe of the season!

Card details:
Stamp: Doodle Pantry Digital 'Manger Lamb'; Our Daily Bread 'Snowflake Background'
Sentiment: from same stamp set as above
Designer paper: Recollections 'Baby Boy' Stripe
Die Cuts: Spellbinders circles, Marianne designs Collectables COL1330-the deer and star

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Merriest Wishes

New release 

RELEASE DATE - Oct 1st ,2013  It is   release  time at Doodle Pantry   and Laurie has some wonderful new  digital stamp sets for sale! Please go to the 'Latest Release' section to view them all!   The stamp Set 'free with purchase" for Oct 1st thru Oct 24th is  ' Stocking Ants'. see Specials!  This also the stamp I used for the above card!  

New  Challenge DPDC#39
CHALLENGE  DATE: Oct 1st 1200 Noon EST- Oct 24th 9:00 PM .   The featured  image will be available from Oct 1st to 24th only and can then be purchased online at the Doodle Pantry Shop. DPDC3featured image is the Angel Birdie stamp set  and will be emailed  free to all who use a Doodle Pantry image .Be sure and read the challenge rules as they  have changed and other company images are now allowed, however only those who use a DP images will receive the  featured image digital stamp. All entries entered  are eligible  for the prize. 

I made a 5 X 6 1/2 inch  rectangular card   using the new release stamp set 'Stocking Ants'. The ants are  dimensional but you really can't tell from the picture.I used white Flocking for the stocking top cuff.

Card details:
Stamp: Doodle Pantry Digital 'Stocking Ants'  
Sentiment: same stamp set as above 
Colour medium: Prismacolor Markers 
Punch: oval punch used for the sentiment frame, Martha Stewart snowflake border punch for the little red snowflakes
Die Cuts:   Marianne Designs Collectable COL1330 for the trees, Memory Box 'Hayden Twigs'
Other: stickles,flocking

1. Craftin Desert Diva's Linky Party #16 _ Anything with a Sentiment
2. Challenges 4 Everybody: #30 Anything Goes
3. Christmas Card Challenge: #4Anything Goes
4. Scribble & Scrap: :2 Always Anything Goes
5. 2 Sisters Challenge:#163 Anything Goes
6. Totally Gorjuss: Traditional Christmas Colours