Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween Witch & Friend

Love this image from Mo Manning. cute, not scary and very Halloween. It will be going to our great granddaughter.

New Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers And More

This fortnight challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers is 'Cut it Out',  use die cuts or punches. I used three die cuts. Get out your die cuts or punches and have a go at this fun challenge!

The challenge is sponsored by  the following:    Di's Digi Stamps and   Hobby Art Stamps
Stamp: Mo Manning  'tabitha'
Cardstock: Stampin Up's  (I tapped an pumpkin pie ink pad all over the tangerine tango sheet to give it some texture ), Basic Black, Vanilla, Tangerine Tango
Designer Paper: Recollections paper Pad ' Haunted Manor'
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers, Copics - for the skin,
Ink: Stampin Up's ink pads, tangerine tango and pumpkin pie
Die Cuts: Memory Box -Fauntleroy Crest for the swirls behind the flower:Impression Obsession's Die022-U  for the bare branches; the filigree leaf not sure of company
Other: black rhinestones, flower, orange button
sticker for flower center

Monday, October 20, 2014

Halloween Fairy

I am trying to get my Halloween cards made and in the mail in time for the big occasion. This one will go to a great niece.

Card Recipe
Stamp: Digital stamp from Lacy Sunshine called 'Bashful Boo trick or treating'
Sentiment:' Rubbernecker Stamps  473 Halloween Set 1'
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers and Copics for the flesh tones
Die Cuts: Impression Obsession's Die022-U  for the bare branches,  Cuttlebugs 'Creepy'
Punch: Martha Stewart


1. Lacy Sunshine: Challenge #44 Halloween
2. Artistic Inspirations: Challenge 114 Halloween/Anything Goes
3. The Cutie Pie Challenge: #80 Perfectly Purple and Cute 
4. Dream Valley Challenge: #93 Halloween
5. Eureka Stamps: #111 Purple and orange
6. My Craft Creations: New Challenge 13/10-25/2014 - Anything Goes
7. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Anything Goes
8. The Paper Girls Challenge: #66 Anything Goes
9. The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge: #21 Anything Goes/Guest designer

Monday, October 13, 2014

It's Only Words

Haven't done a lot of crafting lately as  life keeps  getting in the way. I did however agree to join the team at Crafty Cardmakers They publish a new challenge every two weeks and I am very much  looking forward to working with them.

Crafty Cardmakers have a new challenge  and the theme is  'It's Only Words', - make the sentiment the main focus. I decided to go with a Halloween design and a sentiment by TLC Creations which highlights the  word 'Halloween' . The challenge runs  Oct. 13th thru the 25th. Hope you can all play along.

Card Recipe:
Stamp: TLC Creations digital stamp 'Halloween Sign with Spider'
Die Cuts: Spellbinders 'Deckled Rectangles';  Cuttlebugs 'Creepy' 
Papers: Stampin' Up's whisper white, basic black, Real Rust; Designer Paper from older Halloween paper stacks in my stash.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Winners Prize Challenge

Halloween Layout - My first real scrap booking page. I won an opportunity back in May to participate in The Grand Prize Winner Challenge   for May - Aug over at the  Scraping 4 Fun Challenge blog (each winner of the challenges held from May thru August have the opportunity to compete).  I received a wonderful sketch and decided I needed to do a scrapbook page of a Halloween picture taken of my son from 1996. I want to do quite a few layouts of my sons childhood so this would be a great start. Here is the sketch:

This was a totally fun project, I can see that scrap booking could be quite addictive!!  The winners challenge is also a contest and each winner is given a number that can be used to vote on, my number is 01-Glenda, hint, hint (only if you are a follower of their blog) :O)!  see Scrapping4FunChallenge

Layout Details
Tags: Recollections 'Haunted Manor' paper pad
Papers: Recollections "Haunted Manor'paper pad; K&Company 'Brenda Walton' Speciality Paper; Basic Grey 'eerie' (the large purple&Black background paper). The orange paper behind photo is from stash; Stampin Up 'Basic Black'
Three large Bats: My Mind's Eye Chipboard stickers
Happy Halloween Sentiment: My Mind's Eye Chipboard Sticker
Two Black Bats: Cuttlebug die cut 'Creepy'
Border Punch: Martha Stewart

3. Great Impressions: September Challenge -  Get Your Spook On
4. Pile it On: PIO#39 Witching Hour/Halloween
5. The Corrosive Challenge; #209 Halloween Colours
6, Hiding in my Craftroom;HIMCR#167 Any Holiday
7. We do Doobadoo;Challenge 15 Something Masculine
8. Brown Sugar Challenge #113 Anything Goes
9. Aud Sentiments: #116 Halloween Sentiment (I used a Happy Halloween dimensional sticker sentiment)

Friday, September 26, 2014

Lacy Sunshine - Things with Wings

Here is a little card using a wonderful image from Lacy Sunshine.  Quite like how this turned out as orange can sometimes be a bit overpowering. Think the darker orange prevented that here. Hope you like :O)!

Card details:
 Card Stock: Stampin' Up  whisper white,tangerine tango 
Designer Paper - from stash
Die Cuts:  Spellbinders rectangles, Spellbinders Shapeabilities'Foliage'; Stampin Up 'Banners'
Punch: Marvy 1/2 " daisy flower
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers, COPICS for the hair and flesh tones; Ink - tangerine tango, soft suede
Other:  flower made with stash components and a little daisy punch finished off with a  brad;  handmade double bow   

 Top Three Placement  at Lacy Sunshine


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

My Friends

 Hi my friends, sorry for being MIA lately, I have not had much time to create or comment due to family health  emergencies, one being my dear hubby.I have withdrawn from  my DT work until things stabilize. Things are already coming together with most of the tests having been taken and results trickling in. Spending days at the hospital  drained me completely, I do not know why, stress, boredom and uncertainty I guess. Hubby is now home but tests are still ongoing, only as an outpatient now.Hope to start visiting your sites  and leaving comments  when I can, love seeing all your gorgeous work.
lots of hugs

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Pumpkin Monkey

Aaaaah monkey fun,  what could be more delightful than a Monkey on a pumpkin, never seen one on one but just image!  Doodle Pantry is having a mid September release and this wonderful image is included in it, for all the release images see here!

Card recipe:
Stamp: digital stamp from Doodle Pantry called Pumpkin Monkey, Stampin Up background stamp
Sentiment: katie & co rubber stamp
Cardstock: Stampin Up
Designer Paper: from stash
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug 'African Batik'
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers, INK- Stampon Up's bashful blue,  more mustard
Die Cuts: Spellbinders standard and scalloped circles; Johanna Sheen Ivy Corner
Sketch: Peachy Keen Stamps 'Lets Face it Fridays'

1. Card and Scrap: Challenge #82 Anything Goes
2. Bearly Mine Challenges September 2014- Autumnal Colours
3. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge; #9 Make a Card Challenge
4. Mema's Crafts: September Color Fall Challenge
5. Seemacrafts: Autumn is Coming
6. Sisters of Craft: September Challenge Anything Goes
7. 2 Cute Inks Challenge:#115 Fall
8. The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog #78 Cute with Shades of Autumn
9. Fitztown Challenge Blog: #53  Fall Colours

Monday, September 15, 2014

Autumn Colours - Lexi's Creations Challenge #125

It's a new challenge over at Lexi's Creations and this fortnight  the challenge  is 'Autumn Colours'.  
The challenge will run Sept 15th - Sept 27th,2014.  

Head on over to Lexi's Creations for all the details and some awesome inspiration by my most talented teamies!I am so looking forward to seeing your creations!

Sponsor  Fairy Dust Crafts Your one stop shop for Lexi's Digi images and a growing choice of delicious crafting goodies. Their digital images are also available as clear rubber stamps!

My New Store :D

Card details:
Stamp:  'Tessie Turtle' image from Fairy Dust Crafts   
Die Cuts & Punches: Spellbinders Nestabilities -   Scalloped Circle,inverted circles; io dies DIE34-U (the fence); Marianne designs LR0153 (the yellow die cut right hand corner); Martha Stewart butterfly punch, bug punch? 
Paper:  DCWV 'Four Seasons ' paper stack: Stampin' Up   card stock Gumball Green, More Mustart,Whisper White, Creamy Carmel 
Colour Medium:   Prismacolor Markers;  INK Stampin Up's More Mustard, Gumball Green
Other: Glossy Effects for the turtle shell;   orange sticker embellishment


Saturday, September 13, 2014

Through a Window

Lacy Sunshine challenge #41 -Include a Window. Darn near forgot to enter this card, only hours to go B4 it closes.

Card : 
Image: Lacy Sunshine image-Issybella's Button Boos Secret Window 
Die Cuts:  Spellbinders standard circles, Cherry Lynn's 'Sweet Williams' ; Leaf Corner Die?
Punch: Stampin' Up's Framelits 'Banners'; small circle punches
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers, COPICS for the hair and flesh tones; Stampin Up ink 'more mustard'
Other: golden coloured brad,glitter glue,liquid pearls,, Gelly Roll Sakura pen  
Dimensional features: brown button  on lower part of image, flower on hair

QKR Stampede: #104 Things with Wings (my fairy has wings:O))

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Flashlights and Gus

This is this years birthday card for my husband, I love Bugaboo's Gus images and this one just reminds me  of my hubby. Not look wise, but a Mr. Fix it who is  always complaining about dead batteries and looking for flashlights that cannot be found.

Stamp: digital stamp and sentiment by Bugaboo
Happy Birthday Stamp: Stampin Up
Background Stamp: Impression Obsession
Colour Medium: Prismacolor markers, and Copics for the flesh tones; Ink: Stampin Up's 'going grey'
Die Cuts: Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics rectangles, deckled rectangles; Memory Box  Woodland Branch
Technique: Heat Embossing
Other: drywall tape. Stampin Up 'candy dots'

1. Crafts Galore Encore:Make a Card Challenge #9
2. Craftyhazelnut's Patterened paper Challenge (paper behind the image mat)
3. Die Cut Diva's: Something New   (image)
4. Ladybug Crafts:September Challenge - anything goes
5. Sisters of Craft - September Anything Goes Challenge. 
6. TokBobok:TBC#16- Masculine
7. Hobby Cutz Chalklenge 64 For the Boys
8. Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog:  Challenge #228 Anything Goes
9. The Corrosive Challenge:#207 Lets Hear it for the Boys
10. One Stitch at a Time: Challenge #219 Anything Goes with a Die

Friday, September 5, 2014

So Happy for You

Here is fun card for an expectant mother who has just moved to the country.  Happy news Ashley!
I just love this image from QKR and I tried to make the card  look a little distressed yet not really. She is (the mother to be) after all a city girl and I picked this stamp  as an  'all in good humour' type image, yet expressing my delight in the news of new great grandchild!

Image: QKR Designs
Sentments: Stampin'Up
Card Stock: Stampin'' Up
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles, Foliage,
Punch: one hole punch
Embossing Folder; Square Lattice by Stampin Up
Other: flower,brad,tag, drywall tape

Challenges :
1. 4Krafty Girlz - Crafty Girls Challenge #26 Anything Goes
2. Aud Sentiment Challenge: #114 - Any Sentiment other than Happy Birthday
3. Creative Knockouts #53  Tic Tac Toe- Crafty sentiments (I used diagonal line -flowers,sentiment,die cut/punches)
4. Crafting by Designs: September Challenge Anything Goes
5. Digi Stamps4Joy Challenge 100 -Celebrastions
6. Divas by Design: Tags
7. Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #193: Anything Goes
8. Scrapper's Delight Challenge Blog: - Optional New Beginnings

Monday, September 1, 2014

Christmas Deer

Sept,2014 New Release and Challenge at Doodle Pantry!  All the September new release digital stamps sets  can be seen here at the Doodle Pantry  'Latest Release' site.   The free with purchase stamp set for Sept 1- 24th is  'Ageless Antiques' wonderful stamp set for those who love old stoves,phones or mixers!
 New  Challenge DPDC#50
CHALLENGE  DATE: Sept.1st 1200 Noon EST-Sept. 24th 9:00 PM .    
The featured image for those who chose to use a  Doodle Pantry image for their challenge entry is 'Cheer Spirt' It will be available to challenge participants from Sept. 1st to 24th only and can then be purchased online at the Doodle Pantry Shop.
 All other company images are  allowed, however only those who use a Doodle Pantry images will receive the  featured image digital stamp. All entries entered  are eligible  for the prize. 

Card Recipe:
Stamp: Doodle Pantry 'Carousal Deer',  Rubberneckers 'Screen' (used for the little banners on the bottom of card); Stampscapes Water pattern-092E (used for the white and brown tag)
Sentiment: Stampin' Up 'Petite Pairs' stamp set
Card Stock: Stampin' Up's Vanilla, Soft Suede
Designer Paper:: Recollections Paper Pad 'love letters'
Die Cuts:  Spellbinders circles, Adorning Squares;  Cottage Cutz Ivy; Impression Obsession Die024-X (snowflakes).
Punches: Stampin Up's small Oval punch, modern label, banner punch;  Martha Stewart snowflake (small snowflake on top of the larger ones); tag punch,
Colour : Copics
Other: twine,burlap,rhinestones, self stick dots, liquid pearls


1.. Crafty Girls Challenge #25 Anything Goes
2.  As You Like it Challenge: Favourite Season and why-- pristine white country side, skating, can use the fireplace,  and most of all Christmas!

Sparkle and Shine

Sparkle and Shine, challenge #124 at Lexi's Creations. You can use glitter, shiny papers or whatever makes it sparkle and it can be for any occasionI choose Christmas with a Bugaboo image.
The challenge will run Sept 1st.  - Sept. 13th, 2014 
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  , 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 recipe
Stamps: Bugaboo digital stamp AKV Santa- Tree
Sentiment: Stampin' Up
Paper: Stampin Up
Die cuts: Spellbinders scalloped and non scalloped  ovals
Punch: Martha Stewart snowflake border edge  punch;  oval punch for sentiment
Other. Silver ribbon  for the  bow and  for the strip across the lower part of the card., silver snowflakes are from my stash and I adhered white half peals to their center.
Technique: The white with silver  background  was created by heat embossing


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Back to School Fairy

Lacy Sunshine's challenge #40 has a theme of 'Back to School'. The image I used is their  freebie  for participating in their last challenge using  a Lacy Sunshine image, else it is available for $2.00 while the challenge #40 lasts.  I think she is a little darlin'! 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Lacy Sunshine's 'crystalwhisk fairy'
Sentiment: computer generated
Paper: designer paper from DCWV 'the once upon a time stack' , Stampin'Up's Orchid Opulence and the dark purple back ground mat from stash.
Die Cuts: Spellbinders, Heartfelt Creations 'Belle Rose' for the foliage
Flowers die cuts: Cherry Lynn designs - 'Sweet Williams';  punch -EK Success  retro 5/8th inch flower
Other :purple brads, lilac half pearls,rhinestones,  stickles

Top Three placement at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge

1. Lacy Sunshine Challenge #40 Back to School
2. A Creative Romance: challenge Fantsy
3. DigiDesigns Challenge: Back to School Challenge
4. Creative Corner Challenge: Girly
5. Sister Act Card Challenge: #71 Anything Goes
6. Wag 'n' Whiskers Challenge #136 Back to School/For a Teacher
7. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned paper Challenge August Challenge
8. Sparkles Monthly Challenge: 'Back to School'
o. Scrapbooker PhD:#14 3 die cuts+add a little sparkle*dies-Spellbinders; nestabilities, heartfelt creations,  and Cherry Lynn -sweet williams flower set*    Stickles for sparkle on wings

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Backpack and Friend

Here is another back to school card, this time for our great grandson. 

I used two different images, cutting one out and overlapping the other with it. The backpack image is from a colouring page Thinking Kid and the caterpillar is from Kid's Colouring Central. Coloured them with Prismacolour markers, did a little bit of embellishing, added a computer generated sentiment and was done.  The bug is from a punch I bought at a 'garage' sale. I heat embossed the background using an  IO cling backed  rubber stamp called 'Distressed Lines'. I tried distressing the backpack at bit, not sure if it worked or not.  


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

School Days

Yes it is that time of year and I'm busy making 'back to school' cards, this one is going to a great nephew.

 I first saw this image on a card Nana Connie had made and it quite caught my fancy!The image is from QKR Stampede (love their stamps),the paper is Stampin Up and the colouring was done with Prismacolour Markers. The punch for the banner  is from Stampin Up and  I made the head of the snake and the apple dimensional using foam tape( printed image out twice, coloured  and cut out the two items and placed over the  previously coloured image). The embossed background is from Cuttlebugs's folder 'Tiny Mosaic' .  A quick and easy card to make!

Made Top Three at the Fitztown Challenge Blog!

1. Crafty Sentiments Designs: Back to School
2. Creative Card Crew: #68 Embossing, wet or dry
3. Fan-Tastic Tuesday: Challenge #29 Anything Goes
4. Sweet Stamps #183 Anything Goes
5. Fitztown Challenge Blog: #49 Wet or Dry Embossing
6. Melonheadz Friends:Back to School
7. My Craft Creations:  New Challenge 18/8 - 30/8/2014
8. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Anything Goes
9. The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge #17 Anything Goes

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Get Well Soon

Way back when they had a vehicle called  the Chevy Corvair Rampside Pickup.  Neat idea right, it could just pull up beside a ramp and unload or pick up as the situation required. I guess it turned out to be a 'clunker'..  Still think it is a good idea though!! This image is one of the vehicles featured  in the Doodle Party 'Classic Clunkers 2' digital stamp set, see here: Love this set ! Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the challenge at  Incy Wincy Designs this week (August 18th,2014)  and the theme is "Things With Wheels'. Hope you can take a peek and  maybe participate. It is a fun theme. I choose to create a get well  card as my stepson just had surgery on his shoulder and is in for a long period of recovery!

Card Recipe
 5   x 6 1/2 inch card
Stamps: Doodle Pantry digital stamp set ''Classic Clunker 2'
Sentiment: 'Get well soon' from Stampin' Up rubber stamp set   'Wellness Wishes' ; 'Need a Little Pickup' from same stamp set as above (Classic Clunker 2)
Card Stock: Stampin' Up's  whisper white,Bermuda Bay
Colour Medium pre coloured image
Embossing folder: Cuttlebug  'Diamond Plate'
Die Cuts: Memory Box Fauntleroy Crest, Spellbinders Deckled rectangles; Local Rubber Stamp die 'Garden Party'

1. Fairytale Stampers: Challenge #43 Anything Goes
2. Scribble and Scrap Challenge #25 Anything Goes
3. Sentimental Sundays: Challenge #220 Monochromatic Colours
4. The Squirrel and the Fox:Challenge #75 Anything Goes
5. Crafts Galore Encore: Monthly Challenge Anything Goes (my 3rd entry)
6. Reves 2 Scrap:  #3  Anything Goes (optional use pearls - which I did not:O))
7. Sister Act Card Challenge: #70 Anything Goes

Monday, August 18, 2014

Back to School

My DT Card for Lexi's Creations    Challenge #123 - Back to School 
The challenge will run Aug 18th - Aug 30th,2014. .Please join us at Lexi's  I'm so looking forward to seeing your creations  and while there be sure to check out the work by my team mates, they are a very talented bunch!! 

My New Store :D

Sponsor  Fairy Dust Crafts Your one stop shop for Lexi's Digi images and a growing choice of delicious crafting goodies. Their digital images are also available as clear rubber stamp!

Wow, was this ever a hard card to photograph, the 'ballet blue'  true colour tones never came through, don't know how many times I photographed it and even tried  to use software to  gentle it up but guess I just don't know enough about the software to make it work. Finally gave up with a 'C'est La Vie' or in English 'That's Life' :O)! 

This card is for our teenage Granddaughter.

Card details:
Stamp:  'Tashia' image from Cuttlebug Cuties
Die Cuts: Vivienne Butterfly -Memory Box,  Macarena Corner - Memory Box; Heart Banners - La-La Land Crafts
Punches: Stampin Up's Scalloped Hearts, Stampin' Up's Beautiful Wings; EKSuccess - flowers
Paper:  Bp Bunny'blueberry stripe: Stampin' Up   card stock  Ballet Blue, Whisper White; kraft & brown paper from stash
Colour Medium:   Copics for the image flesh tones, and hair ; INK Stampin Up's 'Ballet Blue;  Prismacolor Markers for dress.
Other: rhinestones

1. DigiDesignsChallenges: Back to School
2. Mema's Crafts: August Challenge - Anything Goes
3. Sparkles Monthly Challenge: #59 Back to School
4. Sisters of Craft August Challenge - Anything Goes
5. Brown Sugar Challenge #107 Anything Goes

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Keep on Truckin'

Doodle Pantry is the proud sponsor this week of the  Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 challenge.
 Do hope you take some time to hop over and have a go! Don't forget Doodle Pantry  has a challenge on too, see here and the theme is 'Any Digi Goes'!

Card recipe.
 5   x 5 1/2 inch card.
Stamps: Doodle Pantry digital stamp set 'Big Trucks'; Sentiment from same stamp set.
Card Stock: Stampin' Up's  whisper white, basic black; Designer Paper ?
Colour Medium: Prismacolour Markers
Embossing folder: Cuttlebug  'Diamond Plate'
Punch: Modern labels
Other: black half pearls,  bakers twine, tire embellishment put together from stash items

Crafty Sentiments design: Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday: #48 Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door Aug 12th-18th -c Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #31 Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish: IDIC #224 Anything Goes
A Girl Who Crafts: August Challenge- Anything Goes
Oddball Art Stamp Company: Show us your Colouring Skills
Sister of Craft- August Anything Goes Challenge

Monday, August 11, 2014

Lacy Sunshine - Summertime

Lacy Sunshine -Challenge 39 Summer  using Eleanor and Pickles - Birdie Fun image!  
Here is a little card using a wonderful image from Lacy Sunshine.If you enter a Lacy Sunshine challenge using one of their images, you can get a  free image at the time of the next challenge. If you want the image but do not intend to enter the challenge you can get the image for $2.00. Fun, fun!

Card details:
Background Stamp: Impression-obsession - Butterflies 
Card Stock: Stampin' Up  whisper white,basic black, lucky limeade;yellow from stash
Die Cuts:  Spellbinders rectangles, Spellbinders 'Foliage' 
Punch: Marvy daisy flower 's, Fiskers daisy punch Recollections 5/8th  circle punch and various sized little hand punches 
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers, COPICS for the hair and flesh tones
Other:  yellow/green brads,   Gelly Roll Sakura pen and blue stickles for the eyeglasses


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Cupcake Mice

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the Aug. 10th challenge  over at Cupcake Inspirations and the challenge is 'bugs' with an inspirational photo. I choose a cupcake image with ants, seemed appropriate enough. Hope you can join in the challenge.

The digital image is  'Cupcake Ants' by Doodle Pantry and the sentiment is from Stampin' Up.The image was coloured with Prismacolor Markers and sitckles added to give some sparkle. I printed out the pre coloured image and used the ants  to provide dimension (cut out  the ants heads of the three  'peeping' ants and the full body of the three larger ants).  I really don't know know why I bothered to do a non - colour version as I coloured mine  much the same as hers and then used her ants. Go figure:O)!  The long blue border is from a Martha Stewart punch.


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Seahorse Christmas

Christmas with a seahorse,  how exciting that would be, here is my rendition of how it might look like :O)!
Doodle Pantry is the proud sponsor of the challenge at 'Send a Smile 4 Kids' and the Challenge is 'Christmas in July' .

Isn't he a marveLlous creature, he/she can be found at the Doodle Pantry shop (see here).

I merged the Santa Hat  from Doodle Pantry's ' Christmas Accessories'  stamp set) with the seahorse in Paint Net to create a seahorse with a Santa hat. (he does not come with a Santa hat). Coloured him with Prismacolor Markers and   added Stickles to his hat trim.

Card Recipe       6 1/5 x 5 inch card base
Stamp - Doodle Pantry digital stamp 'Carousel Horse'
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug 'Spots and Dots'
Card Stock: Stampin' Up
Markers: Prismacolor
Die cut  -Spellbinders 'Resplendent Rectangles', Elizabeth Dies -'745 Merry Christmas'; Cherry Lynn Designs- 'B148 Holly Flourish', Cherry Lynn                                                                                                Poinsettia

Have a great day!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

My friends

Hi my friends,just to let you know I am basically out of blogging for the next little while, probably till August. This all due to family matters of some urgency. and I will try to do some catch up stuff when I can, if I can. I do have some cards made up and will schedule them for publishing. I do appreciate all your wonderful comments on  my blog and I love visiting your sites, you are all such an inspiration to me. See you later!

Monday, July 7, 2014

In the Garden

Challenge time at  Digi Sketch with a theme of In the Garden.

Doodle Pantry is the proud sponsor of the challenge

 Card Recipe       5 1/5 x 51/2 inch card base
Stamp - Doodle Pantry digital stamp  'Topped with Class' ,Impression Obsessions cover a background stamp 'Butterflies' heat embossed
Sentiment: Stampin'  Up Fabulous Phrases
Card Stock: Stampin' Up
Die cut  - Memory Box   Vivienne Butterfly, Fauntleroy Crest (for the flourishes under the the flower), Spellbinders Oval
Punch -Marvy daisy punches for the flower.I cut the petals to give them an indentation and sponged them with Rose Red ink, dotted them with a markers and joined them together with a brad),

We have been having some  beautiful summer days  and  I sit outside and admire my garden, pick a few weeds, deadhead some flowers and just  soak it all in .There is usually a light breeze and it often rains at night while we sleep. Can it get any better, even the mosquitoes are leaving me alone.

1.Come and Get it Challenges: Cool Things for Summer ( I choose a garden hat)
2.613 Avenue Create #79 Anything Goes with optionto create your own challnge (mine is just the anything goes theme)
3. FairyTale Stampers: #41 Summer plus DT call
4. Pile it On Challenge #27Add Some Flowers
5. Hiding in My Craftroom: #156  Think Summer
6. Suzy Bee's Bloomin'  Challenge Blog:#36 Anything Goes

Lexi's Creations - Black & White Plus One Colour

My DT Card for Lexi's Creations    Challenge #119 'Black, White plus one Colour'. The challenge will run July 7th, 2014 - July 19th , 2014. My splash of colour is beige as the colour must not overwhelm the black and white. 
I debated whether to make the hair dark and add a small heart in pink in the bottom right corner (for my splash) but the hair of the  child this card is destined  for will probably not be dark so made is a light beige colour. Can always darken it if wrong:O)! Will have to ignore it all if the babe is bald:O)!

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:Mo Manning's 'digital image, sentiment computer generated  
Die Cuts:   Poppystamps 'Mesa Background'
Paper:   Stampin' Up  whisper white, basic black 
Colour medium:  Prismacolor  markers, Copics for the flesh tones   
Other:  ribbon (for the handmade bow)

1. The Corrosive Challenge: #203 Forever Young -something for a baby (mine is a card welcoming it into our marvellous world)
2. Scribble and Scrap:Challenge #22 - Anything Goes
3. Crafting at the Weekend: Challenge #3Anything Goes
4. Time 4 Scrap:Challenge 24 Anything Goes
5. Sister Act Card Challenge:#64 Anything  Goes

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Holly Stag

July,2014 New Release and Challenge at Doodle Pantry!  All the July new release digital stamps sets  can be seen here at the Doodle Pantry  'Latest Release' site.  There are three new stamp sets and two previous retired   stamps from CDS.

  NewChallenge DPDC#48CHALLENGE  DATE: July 3rd 1200 Noon EST- July24th 9:00 PM . 

Temporary Change for DPDC48: There is NO featured product for the July DPDC48 challenge for Doodle Pantry entries, instead there will be a theme of 'Make a Splash' or 'Christmas is Coming' - any digi OK, and there will be THREE randomly selected winners from all entries.  

Card Recipe:
Stamp: Doodle Pantry 'Holly Stag' digital stamp set
Card Stock: Stampin' Up's Whisper White,  Garden Green
Die Cuts:  Stampin' Ups Banners,Elizabeth craft designs 'Merry Christmas' die; Memory Box 'Precious Snowflakes' (I cut the bow from the snowflake and used only the snowflake)
Colour : pre-coloured image
 Other: red half pearls, Stickles

Monday, June 30, 2014

Willow and Butterflies

The current challenge (#36) at Lacy Sunshine is ANYTHING GOES.  I used their 'Willow's Butterfly Friend' as my choice of image, she is so adorable.

The leaves and the frame were from several   Spellbinders dies.The punch was Stampin' Up's Embosslits 'Beautiful Wings' and the flower I found in my stash. The large butterfly was cut from a larger die and a piece of the remains  used for the corner embellishment.The image was coloured with Prismacolor markers and I used Copics for the flesh tones. The card stock is from Stampin' Up  and the designer paper from an old paper pack I had. 


1. Lacy Sunshine #36 Anything Goes
2. Bunny Zoe's Crafts: June challenge - Layers
3. The Crafty Bloggers Network: June challenge - Bingo Board  (I used the vertical line die cuts, image, patterned paper)
4. Crafting from the Heart: Challenge #25 - Anything Goes
5.  The Cutie Pie Challenge-must be cute- #73 Girls,girls,girls
6. Paper Make Up Stamps: Digi Makeover challenge #147 - butterflies
7. Make My Monday: Fairies/Mystical (my image is a fairy)
8. My Craft Creations: New Challenge - 9/6 - 5.7/14 Anything Goes

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Bloomi-ful Day

This is my first attempt at a 'side step card', just a fun card for a wonderful friend who is about to have a milestone birthday.

Doodle Pantry is the proud sponsor this week at the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge #89 -Flowers'. Do hope you take some time to hop over and have a go! Don't forget Doodle Pantry  has a challenge on too, see here and the theme is 'Make it Manly'!

Card recipe.
 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch card. Instructions for a Side step card can be found on Splitcoast Stampers. You must be a member to access the site but if not a member  the internet has many side step card instructions out there!
Stamps: Doodle Pantry digital stamp set 'Pansy Turtle'; Sentiment from same stamp set.
Card Stock: Stampin' Up's  whisper white, garden green, tangerine tango and some leftover dark green paper from  stash
Colour Medium: Prismacolour Markers
Ink: Stampin Up's garden green (for inking around green panel)
Die Cuts:  Memory Box 'Kensington Branch', Spellbinders for the sentiment frame and the grass is Impression Obsession
Embossing folder: Bricks
Other: green half pearls, green epoxy stickers(on the flower centers)

1. Craft for the Craic: June #5 Something Summery or with flowers
2. Crafitude:Challnge #67 Use Flowers and/or Lace
3 Jo's Scrap Shack: FFC#55  Summer Fun
4.Sister Act Card Challenge:#62 Anything Goes
5. Sweet pea Stampers: -Shaped Card
6. Wags' n Whiskers: Challenge #131 Fancy Folds
7. Crafty Girls Challenge: #20 Anything Goes
8. Creative Knockouts:#42 Embossing ( dry embossed the panel on the left with an embossing folder called Bricks)
9. Paper Crafting Journal: Anything Goes
10. Crafting for all Seasons:  #79 Don't be Square'

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Maddie & Clover - Lacy Sunshine

The current challenge (#35) at Lacy Sunshine is 'Show Us Goth and/or  Non traditional Hair.etc. Now I am definitely not a goth person but I figured I could make a card that was goth but in a good way. Does that make sense, anyhow that was what I was striving for.

I used the following die cuts: Marianne designs flourish, Spellbinders 'deckled rectangles', Spellbinders' A2 Matting rectangles'. The punch was Stampin' Up's  Petite Banners and the flower I found in my stash. The image was coloured with Prismacolor markers and I used Copics for the flesh tones. The purple card stock is from Stampin' Up (discontinued) and the purple designer paper was bought at Michaels.The yellow/green/purple paper was found in my stash.I heat embossed the purple deckled background rectangle and the horizontal background bottom piece.
This is another wonderful image from Lacy Sunshine called 'Maddie and Clover' and is the freebie for challenge #34, free that is if you used a Lacy Sunshine stamp  for the previous challenge. If not you can buy it for $2.00  for the duration of this challenge.

1. Lacy Sunshine Challenge #35- Goth or Non traditional Hair colour or both
2. Crafty Creations Challenges: #265 Tic Tac Toe ( I used flowers,embossing & die cut)
3. Divas by Design: 3 or more layers
4. Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge:182 Favourite embellishments (mine are flowers and flourishes)
5. Clear it Out Challenge Blog: theme 'Anything Goes', Stash 'Anything Goes'
6. Through the Craftroom Door: TTCRD June 17th - June 23rd Anything Goes 
7. Crafting from the Heart: #23 Anything Goes
8. The Crafty Bloggers:June Challenge: Bingo -I used line A, die cuts,image, patterned paper
9. Love to Create: #120 Anything Goes
10. Crafts 4 Eternity: Recipe 180 Sketch