Friday, February 28, 2014

So Many Smiles

I have fallen for a new colour! My stamping buddy  lent me her Stampin' Up's  Coastal Cabana ink Pad and a sheet of the card stock to play with. Play I did and the above card is what I came up with. I love this colour and will be placing my order for it on the next go around. I paired it with a piece of Bo-Bunny's Back to Basic designer paper , a matching ribbon and flower ( from my stash), added a Whimsy flourish. a sentiment and I was done. Hopefully it is not too bare. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up's 'Petite Pairs' stamp set.

Die Cuts: Spellbinders standard and scalloped ovals
Punch:small oval punch from Stampin' Up
Stamp:  All Dressed Up digital stamp  freebie Abi Ballerina
Sketch: Papertake Weekly- sketchie free for all

Top 3 Placement at Crafting with Dragonflies

1. Papertake Weekly - Sketchie Free for All - for Roy
2. C.R.A.F.T Challenge #248 -27th of February - Inspired by a Film ( mine is  Turning Point  1977 movie)
3. DL.ART Thankful Thursday  Challenge #127: image of girl or lady
4. Crafting with Dragonflies: #20 use a freebie and provide link: Abi Ballerina
5. Divas by Design: Make it Sparkle -- my flower and my ribbon (the ribbon does shimmer just hard to see)
6. Through the Craftroom Door:  Feb. 25th - March 3rd - Anything Goes
7. Tuesday Throwdown: #184 Anything Goes
8. Card Mania: CMC#41 Use a Sentiment
9. Love to Create:#104 Anything Goes

Monday, February 24, 2014

Mikey Wassup!

Here is Mikey the Milk Boy from Lacy Sunshine, isn't he a fine lad!

Card Details
Stamp:  Background stamp  Impression Obsession " Distressed lines' (heat embossed)
Sketch: Everybody Art Challenge
Paper:  Stampin'Up cardstock (Night of Navy,Whisper White,Gumball Green)
Desiger Paper:  Deja View Alpha Blocks 'Strips Blue/Green' . I cut off the blue stripes as the blue  was the wrong hue.
Colour: The image was coloured with Prismaclor Markers. I used  Copics for the fleshtones (E13,E00,E000,E02).
Die Cuts: Spellbinder's standard circles,  A2 Matting Basics A for the rectangle,   'deckled  rectangles ' die for the sentiment frame.
Punch: Stampin' Up's Word Window
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug 'Diamond Plate - used on the circle and barely visable.
Finished the card off with brads and a burlap strip.

 I will be entering this card into the following Challenges.  
1. Lacy Sunshine Challenge #27   Layers
2. 613 Avenue Create: Challenge  60 Anything Goes - optional twist use your countries colours - mine has no twist
3. Scribble and Scrap Challenge 12 Anything Goes
4. Sentimental Sundays Challenge 195 Make Your own Background Paper - stamped and heat embossed mine
5. My Sheri CRAFTS: #127 Vintage Guy
6. Paper Creator's Crafts, challenge 20 Squares, Circles and Rectangles
7. Paulaholofield Crafts:Man up
8. One Crazy Stamper:February Anything Goes
9. Everybody Art Challenge: Sketch
10. CraftyHands Challenge: Heat/Dry Embossed backgrounds- heat embossed mine

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Snowman Wagon Wheels

What a happy little scene with a  snowman, birds and snowflakes!
Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the challenge this week of Feb. 23rd over at 'Cupcake Inspirations' and the  inspiration this week is:

I took the colour of the three blue birds as my inspiration and  using one of the outline  images from the Doodle Pantry digital stamp set 'Wagon Wheels 1'  created my card. The image only has two birds, so I 
printed the image  twice and coloured one of the birds from the spare, cut it out and placed it on the left hand twig of the snowman. I now had the three birdies I wanted. The snowman's hat, two of the birds and the two side wheels were all made dimensional using double sided foam tape.
:For some lovely inspiration stop by the Doodle Pantry Blog site and have a look.

Card Recipe:
Stamp: Doodle Pantry 'Wagon Hello 1' and a Stampin' Up sentiment  from 'It's Snow Time'
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers
Card Stock:  Stampin' Up's Marina Mist  Whisper White. & some  white card stock from Staples (for the embossed backgrounds)
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Nestabilities deckled rectangles(image frame);  Impression Obsession snowflakes  DIE024-X
Punch : Martha Stewart
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug Snowflakes and Spot & Dots,

1. 2 Sisters: #173  Embossing
2. Send a Smile 4 Kids: Punches and/or Die Cuts
3.One Crazy Stamper: February Challenge Anything Goes
4. Card Makin Mamas; CMM81 Stack It Up  
5.  Craftitude Challenge #59 Anything Goes or Hit the Right Note Music Themed
6. Craftyhands Challenge: 8th Challenge Heat/Dry embossed background
7. Sister Act Card Challenge: #45 Anything Goes
8. The Stamping Boutique:#5 Use a Punch or Die Cut
9. 4 Krafty Girlz: Challenge 12 Anything Goes
10. 4 Crafty Chicks: 182 Things with Wings

Monday, February 17, 2014

Girl in Blue-Birthday Wishes

 Lexi's Creations    Challenge #110 Monochromatic.  The challenge will run Feb. 17th - Mar. 1st, 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  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: Sugar Nellie ;  sentiment Stampin Up
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Nestabilities  deckled rectangles, circles and scalloped circles; Heartfelt Creations 'Garden Romance Die' -for the butterfly; Memory Box ' Fabulous Phlox'
Embossing Folder: Swiss Dots 
Paper:   Stampin' Up   whisper white,pacific point cardstock ; DP  'K&Compoany 'Julianne  
Colour medium: Prismacolor markers; Copics for the flesh tones,  Stampin Up Ink Pacific Point to sponge the  flower
Other:Rhinestones and Self Stick Bling Stone


1.Card and Scrap Challenge: Everything can be Celebrated  
2. Crafts Galore Challenge: Add a Gem, Glitter or Candi
3. Feeling Crafty Challenge: #25 Dies and/or Punches
4. One Crazy Stamper: February 'Anything Goes' Challenge
5. Digi Designs Challenges: Tic Tac Toe ( two lines:  horizontal of Digi, Die Cuts, Embossing and Diagonal line of Digi, Die Cuts and flowers)
6. Open-Minded Crafting: Challenge #4 Monochrome
7. Brown Sugar: #81 Use a Die Cut or Punch
8. Sister Act Challenge: Anything Goes
9. Sweet Pea Challenge: Vintage
10. Milk Coffee Challenge: Girly

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Pretty Peacock - Have a Beautiful Day

Doodle Pantry is the proud sponsor of this weeks challenge over at 'Sentimental Sunday'  and the challenge is 'PUNCHES OR DIES'.  Please take time to visit their blog and perhaps join in the fun!

I love this Pretty Peacock  image from Doodle Pantry, and I love every card I've seen made with it. It makes a lovely wedding , anniversary or birthday card and it comes with some wonderful sentiments. I choose 'Have a Beautiful Day'  as  it is a pretty versatile saying and can be used for various occasions!

Card recipe:
  • Doodle Pantry digital stamp :Pretty Peacock( I used the precoloured image), sentiment from same digital set
  • Stampin'Up cardstock  Pacific Point, Gumball Green, Whisper White
  • Die Cuts: Marianne Designs border die, Memory Box Fabulous Phlox,Memory Box Fauntleroy Crest
  • Embossing: I heat embossed the bottom layer using Stampin ' Up's  background stamp 'Floral', can't really see it as most of it is hidden by the top layer.

Please check out the Doodle Pantry Challenge #43 which runs till February 24th, and  if you use a Doodle Pantry image , you get the featured product (free set for entering).You can still enter with a non Doodle Pantry image,you will just not receive the free set, but you are still in the draw to win the major prize!
Doodle Pantry Challenge #43 FEATURED PRODUCT
              Easter Peeps

1.The ABC Challenge: F is for Flowers
2. Digi Galore: Things with Wings
3. Feeling Crafty Challenge #25 Die and/or Punches
4. One Crazy Stamper: February 'Anything Goes' Challenge
5. Digi Designs Challenge: Tic Tac Toe ( I used diagonal line with Digi, Die Cuts, Flowers
6. My Creative Moments: Word Play Saturday: Swirls
7. Brown Sugar: #81 Use a Die or Punch
8. Stampin' for the Weekend:Flower Power
9. 4Krafty Girlz: #11 Anything Goes

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Valentine Love You

I  love this fold and when I recently saw a card   made with  it ,my interest was stirred. See here for my inspiration; it is by Crafty-Stamper  and it's a beauty!  The stamp on my card is from 'Lacy Sunshine' and is called 'Rory-Love-Letters' .

I used Stampin'Up cardstock (Marina Mist, Whisper White, Chocoalte Chip) and a pink cardstock from Michaels. The designer paper is from DCWV 'the Four Seasons stack'. The image was coloured with Prismaclor Markers and Copics . The Copics was for the flesh tones (E13,E00,E000,E02). The blue and pink heart  is a 'Hearts with Wings' sticker by Jolee's By You.  The brown heart is from Cuttlebug's  'Hearts and Stamps' die. I also used Spellbinders 'deckled  rectangles ' die for the sentiment frame.The sentiment is an  'I Love You' rubber stamp  by Craft Smart, I just didn't stamp the ' I'  and  I rearranged the 'love you' placement. I will be entering this card into the following Challenges. The first being the Lacy Sunshine Challenge #26    Add a Sentiment.

Top 3 Placement  for the Lacy Sunshine Challenge! 

1. Lacy Sunshine: #26   Add a Sentiment.
2. City Crafter Blog Challenge: 198 Love Bug - use the word 'love'
3. Ladybug Crafts Ink TLTChallenge:For the One I Love
4. Oldie but a Goodie Challenge:Valentine (my heart with wings was bought  in Feb, 2012)
5. Artistic Inspirations:#78 Anything Goes/Valentines
6. Card Mania:#40 Love is all Around
7. Crafty Boots :Bingo (I used diagonal line of pink,stamp,die cut)
8. Eureka Stamps:Weekly Challenge #76 Hearts/Love is in the Air
9. Love to Scrap Challenge:#23 Who Loves Baby- use the work  Love on your project
10. OLLCB (Oh  La La Challenge): Use a heart

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Toucans of Love

I adore these birds, I looked Toucans  up on Google and oh the glorious colours they display, nature at it's finest. You really cannot go wrong when colouring them as they come in all shades just keep it bright! These two are from Doodle Pantry's digital stamp set 'Toucans of Love'.
The heads were made dimensional by double printing and colouring the image heads twice, cutting one  out and popping it up over the other  with dimensional tape. The background was heat embossed!

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the challenge this week of Feb. 9th over at 'The Squirrel and the Fox' and the theme is 'love'.For some lovely inspiration stop by the Doodle Pantry Blog site and have a look.

Card Recipe:
Stamp: Doodle Pantry 'Toucans of Love' and  Rubberneckers  background stamp 'Loose Weave'
Sentiment: Stampin Up
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers and Gumbo green ink from Stampin' Up -used to darken the heart face.
Card Stock:  Stampin' Up's Gumbo Green, Basic black, Whisper White
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Nestabilities Beaded Circles (sentiment frame); Memory Box Precious Hearts (with the bow and  string cut off); Marianne designs  die cut LR0193 (the key)

1. 2 Sisters: #173 Embossing  (background heat embossed)
2. A Gem Of A Challenge:#112 'All You Need is Love'
3. Crafty Calender Challenge: Love is All Around
4. Digi Designs Challenge: Love and/or Valentine
5. My Sheri Crafts #126 Valentine
6. Sunflower Field:First Monthly Challenge: Valentines Day/Hearts
7. Digi Galore: Valentine/Love
8. Feeling Crafty: #25 Dies and/or Punches
9. Ladybug Challenges: Feb. Challenge 'Be Mine'
10. The Crafting Cafe: Feb 14th. Embossing (background heat embossed)

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Love is Sweet Valentine

Time to be posting some more of my Valentines for 2014, this  one is for a  great granddaughter! I used a Meljens Design    'Love is Sweet' image, isn't it a darling! I coloured the image using a mixture of Prismacolor Markers and Copics. The flowers  are from  Cherry Lynn Designs 'Sweet Williams' die strip and the leaves   from Spellbinders  die 'Foliage'. The flower centers and the small white hearts are brads bought at Michaels. I used the Spellbinders 'Inverted Circles' die for the circle frame and the hanging heart is from Memory Box, The card stock is Stampin' Up's and I used  a  cover it all background stamp by Impressive Obsessions  called 'Stitches' to add texture and interest . It was heat embossed to give some more impact..  Hope you like:O)!

1. Crafty Little Fairies: Love
2. Creative Knockouts: Be Mine
3. Hanna and Friends: #189 Hearts
4. Milk Coffee: Valentine/Love
5. Sassy Studios: #215 Stop and Smell the Flowers
6. Digi Stamps 4 Joy: #85 Hearts
7. Divas by Design:: Die Cuts
8. Fab 'n' Funky:#202 Brads
9. Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #257 Red and Love
10. Going Grey with Scrape Creations: Use Your Favourite Embellishment (mine is flowers)

Friday, February 7, 2014

Silly Critter Owl

epoxy sticker eyes
Doodle Pantry is the proud sponsor of this weeks challenge over at the Totally Papercrafts Challenge The theme this week is Hey Cutie (cute images)!  
 Please take time to visit their blog and join in the fun! 

I have used the owl image from the Doodle Pantry digital stamp set 'Silly Critters', I think he is cute, cute! This digital stamp set has four critter images both coloured and non coloured, digital papers and sentiments! I made the first card without any enhancing of the eyes as I thought they were pretty good as they are. Then playing around with my stamping buddy we tried some google eyes on him, didn't really care for that look, so we tried some expoxy stickers on him but she didn't have the right sized ones. When I got home I found some clear ones that worked.  Don't know which look I like better, like them both!

Card Details:

Stamp: Doodle Pantry Digital Stamp Set 'Silly Critters'
Sentiment: Stampin Up 'Pretty Petites'
Colour medium:Prismacolor Markers ; Inking -Almost Grey by Stampin' Up
Die Cut: Spellbinders 'Wonky Squares'
Punch:  Stampin' UP's Photo Corners
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug 'Forest Branches'
Other: bakers twine, button expoxy stickers

1. 4 Krafty Girlz: #11 Anything Goes
2. Delightful Challenges: Weekly Challenge- Anything Goes
3. Addicted to Stamps: #81 Anything Goes
4. Crafting by Designs: Month Long Anything Goes
5. Crafty Creations:#256 For the Birds
6. Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
7. Through the Craftroom Door
8. The crafty Bloggers: All about Boys
9. Paper Make Up Stamps: Digi Make Over; #126 Anything Goes
10. Challenges 4 Everyone: #38 Anything Goes

Monday, February 3, 2014

Valentine Scruffles

Lexi's Creations Challenge #109 Valentine Day/Love
Feb.3rd through Feb.15th, 2014
One of my favourite characters from FDC is Scruffles, and in this digi he is holding a Valentine, ready to have an inscription stamped on it or in this case  I just coloured it red and will be adding a name to it when I send it off!
Our Sponsor this week is 'My Heart Pieces

Please join us, I'm so looking forward to seeing your creations and  be sure to check out the work by my team mates  at Lexi's Creations, they are a very talented group!!  

Card details:
Stamps: Fairy Dust Crafts   'Be Mine Scruffles'  
Sketch: 'Everybody Art Challenge sketch 262 -closed
Colour Medium: Prismacolour Markers
Die Cuts: Spellbinders  Nestabilities A2 Matting Basics- Rectangles; Memory Box 'Precious Hearts'
Punch: Heart Punch (the red heart on the top of the image mat), one hole punch
Other: button,  glitter -on the hanging hearts

Saturday, February 1, 2014

The Carousel Horse

This fab image is from the Feb. 2014 release at Doodle Pantry, see here for all the new images. This stamp set comes with pre-coloured images, outlines you can colour yourself, digital papers and sentiments!

New  Challenge DPDC#43
CHALLENGE  DATE: Feb.1st 1200 Noon EST- Feb. 24th 9:00 PM .   The challenge has a  featured  image that will be available from Feb 1st to 24th only and can then be purchased online at the Doodle Pantry Shop. DPDC43 featured image is the  stamp set "Easter Peeps"  and will be emailed  free to all who use a Doodle Pantry image.

 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 'Carousel Horse 1'
Sentiment: Stampin' Up
Card Stock:  Stampin' Up's Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Designor Paper: the Glitter Stack
Die Cuts:  Cherry Lyn 'ivy corner flourish'  and flower(sweet william)
Colour Medim: Prismacolor Markers
Other: white brads, rhinestones

1. Crafty Catz: #216 Anything Goes
2. Crafty Hands:#7 Shades if the Same Colour
3. Delicious Doodles:#73 Die Cuts and/or Punches
4. Fussy and Fancy Challenge 106 Vintage
5. QKR Stampede: #73 Anything Goes
6. Sister Act Card Challenge: #42 Anything Goes
7. 4 Crafty Chicks: 4CCC #179 Anything Goes
8. Crafty Girlz: #10 Anything Goes
9. Crafting with Dragonflies: #18 Anything Goes
10. Creative Moments #35 Anything Goes/Add Some Sparkle