Monday, April 28, 2014

Lexi's Creations Challenge #115 'For the Man in Your Life'

Lexi's Creations Challenge #115,' for the man in your life'.  The challenge will run April 28th, 2014 - May 10th , 2014. 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

The man in my life is my friend of 34yrs and husband of 29 of them!   He is a very outdoors person, loves the forest immensely and has hunted in them since he was 12 yrs old.  He comes alive every fall as the days shorten and cool , the birds head south and the 'rut' begins. It is his time of year and I become a hunter's widow, I call it my 'crafting time':O)!

Card details:
Stamp:Via Las Vegas stamp: sentiment computer generated, Stampin' Up's 'banner blast'
Punch: circle punch, one hole punch,round corner punch ,Stampin' Up's 'petite banner' punch
Colour medium: stamped image with versa-mark and used Stampin Up 'Early Espresso' embossing powder to heat emboss the moose and give it it's colour  
Paper: Stampin' Up's garden green, whisper white, chocolate chip: 
Other:  twine, brads
Technique: heat/wet embossing using background stamps and the moose stamp. The heat embossing on the moose  looked great IRL but I could not take a decent picture of it and I tried everything from outdoor light to a picture box. I ended up digitally enhancing the colouring of the moose to make it presentable to post. 

Won  badge for 'top four' placement over at  4Crafty Chicks
1. 613 Avenue Create: #69 Anything Goes
2. Dragonfly Dreams Challenge: Make it for the Boys
3. Scribble and Scrap#17 Always Anything Goes
4. That Craft Place Challenge:  New Challenge- Anything Goes
5. The Squirrel and the Fox: #68 Use a die cut or punch
6. Kitty Bee Designs: Aloha Friday Challenge #22 Animals
7. Craftitude:Challenge#63 Anything Goes or Spring/Easter -mine is anything goes
8. Crafty Catz Challenge #228 Anything Goes
9. Jellypark Challenge - One for the Boys
10. 4 Crafty Chicks:4CC #191 Embossing. (I heat embossed  both mats of my background and my stamp)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Lacy Sunshine - Feminine

Lacy Sunshine -  Emily Spring Ladybugs image
Here is a card using a wonderful image from Lacy Sunshine!  I know ladybugs are red and black and mine are not, but I was in a green frame of mind when I started this card and  red just didn't seem to go well with my shade of green. So maybe she lives in a alternate universe- you think? 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:
Image: Lacy Sunshine Emily Spring Ladybugs
 Embossing Folder - Stampin'  Up- 'Lacy Brocade'  
Die Cuts:  La-La and Craft Dies- Heart Banners; Spellbinders 'Fantastic Flourish Two' corner die,Marianne Designs (for the flower)
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers, COPICS for the flesh tones, Stampin' Up INK  for the clouds
Other:   epoxy sticker (flower center)

3. Natalie and Amy: Embossing (see brown background with the hearts on it)
8. The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge: #8 Anything Goes  plus 500 Follower Giveaway
9. Whoopsi Daisy: Emboss it Challenge (see brown background with the hearts on it)
10. 613 Avenue Create: Challenge #68 Anything Goes with Optional Twisrt Candy Treats (mine is Anything goes only)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Enjoy Your Day

Doodle Pantry is the proud sponsor of this weeks challenge over at the Creative Knockouts Challenge The theme this week is 'Furry Friends'!  
 Please take time to visit their blog and join in the fun! 

I have used two of the images from the Doodle Pantry digital stamp set 'Doggies and Things'. This digital stamp set has doggy images and accessories (coloured and non coloured), digital papers  (solid and patterned), and sentiments!   I picked the fire hydrant as my accessory. The foot print is from another  company's stamp set (company unknown) and the sentiment is a G K Designs  image from their 'Hope Grows' cling vinyl stamp set. I dry embossed the background DP and then sanded the embossing  slightly to create a more visible texture.  A bit of  a hodgepodge going on here!

Card Details:
Sketch: Mojo Monday #340(challenge 340 closed)

Stamp: Doodle Pantry Digital Stamp Set 'Doggies and Things'
Sentiment: GKDesigns  'Hope Grows' stamp set
Cardstock: Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip, Whisper White,yellow stash paper
Designer Paper: K&Company 
Colour medium:Precoloured image; Inking - Stampin' Up 'Chocolate Chip' 
Die Cut: Spellbinders Round  and Scalloped circles ; Stampin' Up's 'Banners Framelits Dies'
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots'
Other: bakers twine & button, Stampin' Up Chocolate chip ribbon,

1. Addicted to Stamps and More: #91 Anything Goes
2. Crafting by Design: April Monthly Challenge 
3. The Male Room: Man's Best Friend
4. Miriam's Crafting Blog's 11th challenge- Texture
5. Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge PWC306 - Masculine card
6. Red and Rosie Challenge: Anything Goes 30th Challenge
7. Simon Says Animal Antics Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog
8. Whimsy Stamps Challenge:#70 Anything Goes
9. The ABC Challenge: J is for just as you like (anything goes)
10. Emergency Crafters: Polka Dots

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Lexi's Creations Challenge 114-Focus on the Sentiment

My DT Card for Lexi's Creations    Challenge #114 'Focus on the Sentiment'. The challenge will run April 14th, 2014 thru April 26th , 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!! 

The Sponsor for this challenge is 'My Heart Pieces

Card details:
Stamp: FDC's 'Special Friend' sentiment
 Fairy Dust Crafts  
Die Cuts: Spellbinders  'Deckled Rectangels ';Memory Box -Fabulous Phlox; Marianne design -Creatables LR0153(for the Butterfly);    doily ?
Paper Cardstock:   Stampin' Up  whisper white and basic black
Other:  white half half pearl,  Perfect Pearls Mist 


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Bird Easel Card

I haven't made a round easel card for quite awhile and thoroughly enjoyed making this one. It was my turn to pick the challenge at our weekly Stamping Buddies get together and I chose  the  round easel card. The beautiful bird image is from GK Designs and is by 'Theresa Momber'.  Lovely  isn't it!

Card details
Stamp set: GK Designs  'Hope Grows' by  Theresa Momber
Colour Medium: Prismacolour Markers
Card Stock: Stampin' Up 'tangerine tango', pacific point' , 'whisper white'
Designer paper: Stampin' Up 'summer smoochies'
Die Cuts: Spellbinders scalloped circles, inverted circles, regular circles; Marianne designs Creatables-designer doily, Cherry Lynn Designs 'Sweet Williams;
Other: decorative brad 

Spotlighted -  Design Team Favourite - Crafting by Designs


Monday, April 7, 2014

Lacy Sunshine - Flowers

Lacy Sunshine - Flowers with IzzyBella Boo - Cute as a Button image
Here is a little card using a wonderful image from Lacy Sunshine, actually my second time of using this image (see  here for the first). 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:
Image: Lacy Sunshine
Background Stamp: Stampin' Up ''Floral'
Card Stock: Stampin' Up  whisper white, calypso coral, chocolate chip.
Die Cuts:  Spellbinders  ovals (scalloped and standard), Spellbinders 'Foliage';  Sizzix's 'Scribbles Swirls; Cherry Lynn Designs: Lace Border Deco E
Punch: Marvy daisy flower 
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers, COPICS for the hair and flesh tones
Other:  brown brad, flower petals forms  from stash, Gelly Roll Sakura pen (shimmer on the eyes and the buttons)

Won Random Draw from Lacy Sunshine Challenge 

2. That Craft Place Challenge Blog: New Challenge - Buttons (see flower on hair, wings and feet)

Sunday, April 6, 2014

OWH - Whitetail Deer

Operation Write Home - Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the OWH Challenge  this week with a theme of 'Sketch', and a wonderful sketch it is:     Sketch #219
Card Recipe 
Die Cuts:  Spellbinders circles, both standard and scalloped 
Punches:  Recollections 5/8th inch  circle punch, Stampin' Up's 'word' punch and 'modern labels' punch
Other: Burlap, Stampin Up Whisper White paper; Recollections Paper Pad 'Love letters - for the kraft paper, DT paper from stash
Stamp: Doodle Pantry 'DeerTrio (pre coloured)' and sentiment from 'All Night Media -Anna Griffin' wood mounted stamp set; Background stamp "distressed lines' by Impression-obesssion   
techniquev- heat embossed background 

The stamp set  comes with pre-coloured images, outlines, digital paper and , sentiments!

3. Delicious Doodles Challenge #82  All Seasons in One Day (mine is fall when the deer have shed their velvet and are in  full antler growth for the season)

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Butterfly in Flight

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring this weeks Send a Smile for Kids challenge  and the theme is 'Mother's Day '!  I do hope you take a look and decide to participate. I choose to make my own rolled roses (instructions are all over the place on YouTube and on the web, just  'google it' :O)!  I used a Doodle Pantry pre-coloured image called 'New Butterfly' for the image and sentiment . This stamp set contains coloured images, outlines ,digital papers and sentiments.  The sentiment was framed with a Spellbinders die cut  called deckled rectangles. The other die cuts used were : Cottage Cutz 'Bella Leafy Branch and , Magnolis Dragonflies Doohickeys. The blue background was stamped  with Impression-Obsession's 'Cover a Card Butterflies'and heat embossed to create a spring type background!
 All papers were Stampin' Up's'.

Note: Send A Smile 4 Kids :For any Albertan or others out there  who might be interested in creating cards for the Stollery Children's Hospital  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.  

Won a Top Three Placement for Natalie&Amy challenge entry

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Happy Birthday Cake

This fab 'Cute Cake' image is from the April 1st. 2014 release at Doodle Pantry, see here for all the new images.  

Free with Purchase:  Doodle Pantry is offering the above cake image as their free with purchase stamp set  from April 1st thru  April 24th.  The stamp set contains coloured and non coloured images, digital papers, and sentiments.
Cute Cake -April 1-24 only FREE w/purchase

New  Challenge DPDC#45
CHALLENGE  DATE: April.1st 1200 Noon EST- April. 24th 9:00 PM .   The challenge has a  featured  image that will be emailed to all who join the challenge using  a Doodle Pantry image . It will be available to challenge participants from Feb 1st to 24th only and can then be purchased online at the Doodle Pantry Shop. DPDC45 featured image is the  stamp set  called 'Petite Bouquet'!
Petite Bouquet - Featured for DPDC45

 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 'Cute Cake', Stampin Up's Pennant Parade' (design on Pennant)
Sentiment: Doodle Pantry 'Cute Cake' stamp set
Card Stock:  Stampin' Up's Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Island Indigo;
Punch: Stampin' Up Pennant Punch
Die Cuts: Spellbinders 'Fleur de Lis Squares
Colour : Prismacolor Markers
Embossing Folders: Cuttlebug Spots & Dots
Other: handmade little white bow, Epoxy Stickers

1. Scribble and Scrap Blog: Challenge #15 Always Anything Goes
2. Sugar Creek Hollow: #83 Make Your Own Background (mine was heat embossed for the far background and dry embossed for the matting behind the cake image)
3. Creative Knockouts#30 Texturize It (mine was texturized with both heat and dry embossing and the addition of epoxy stickers.)
4. 2 Cute Ink Digital Stamps: #103 Anything Goes
5. The Paper Nest Doll Challenges #7 Anything Goes
6.  Aurora Wings Challenge:  First Challenge 'Anything Goes'