Friday, May 30, 2014

Lacy Sunshine - It's a Happy Day

Another challenge at Lacy Sunshine, this time it is 'Use Die Cuts and/or Punches'. I used the following die cuts and punches:  Punch EK Success Retro flower punch for the top layer of the flower; Marianne Designs Die: LR0108 for  the bottom two layers of  the  flower;Stampin' Up's Little Leaves; Spellbinders Dies - Reverse Wonky Rectangles for the sentiment & A2 Matting Basics A for the image frame. The image was coloured with Prismacolor Markers and Copics for the flesh tones. The cardstock is StampinUp 'basic black' and 'whisper white'. The designer paper is from a Primo paper stack called 'North Country'. The burlap ribbon is from Stampin' Up.    I love this image   called 'Emily Boo's Inch worm' from Lacy Sunshine and the happy day sentiment from Doodle Pantry.

Have a Happy Day to you all!


Monday, May 26, 2014

Katie's Birthday

A winter Birthday Card

My DT Card for Lexi's Creations    Challenge #117 'Happy Birthday'. The challenge will run May 26th, 2014 - June 7th , 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. 

Card Details:
Stamp:  Cuttlebug Cutie Amelia
Sentiment: Stampin' Up's 'Pretty Petites'
Colour medium: Copics for the flesh:  &  Prismacolour markers
Paper:  Stampin'UP cardstock;   wallpaper
Die Cuts: Spellbinders 'Lacy Squares'; Memory Box 'Woodland Branch', 'Fabulous Phlox', 'Frosty Border'
Other: rhinestones

1. Allsorts Challenge Blog: week 260 happy 5th  birthday allsorts
2. ACN Monthly Challenge: May #19  Mothers Day or for a Woman
3. Brown Sugar: #95 Anything Goes
4. CRAFTITUDE: challenge #65 That's Die-licious - use a  die 
5. Stampin' for the Weekend: for the girls
6. 4Krafty Girlz (Crafting for the Weekend): #18 Anything Goes
7. Addicted to Stamps:#96 Anything Goes
8. Creative Moments: Anything Goes optional twist use twine (mine has no twine)
9. Crafting with Dragonflies: #26 Celebration
10. Divas by Design: Anything Goes

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Parrot Hello

This a smaller card than I normally make but mails good, should be regular post :O) I chose the coloured parrot from the May release at Doodle Pantry, kept it  simple, and  like how it turned out!

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the Sentimental Sundays challenge this week with a theme of 'things with wings'.You must have a sentiment somewhere on your card. I  stamped mine on the  white mat.

Card Recipe       5 1/5 x 4 inch card base
Stamp - Doodle Pantry digital stamp  'Parrot Play Color', Stampin' Up 'Flower Shop'
Sentiment: Stampin' Up 'Elementary Elegance'
Stampin' Up card stock
Die cut  - Memory Box  Woodland Branch
Punch - Stampin'Up Pansy punch, Marvel 1/2 inch flower punch and Martha Stewart corner punch
Embossing folder:  Stampin'Ups 'Stripes'

1. Brown Sugar Challenge: #95 Anything Goes
2. CRAFTITUDE: challenge#65 That's Die-licious Use a Die
3. Polkadoodles Challenge: WK 20, Things with Wings
4. Kit and Clowder - May Challenge - Flowers
5. Send a Smile 4 Kids: Anything goes 4 Kids challenge
6. Sister Act Card Challenge: #58 Anything Goes
7. 4 Krafty GirlzCrafting for all Seasons: things with Wings(Crafty Girls Challenge): Anything Goes
8. Addicted to Stamps and More: #96 Anything Goes
9. Sweet Pea Stampers:Things with Wings
10. Crafting for all Seasons: #77 Things with Wings

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Lacy Sunshine - Baby Lainey & Gabby - Love

Time for another challenge at Lacy Sunshine, remember it is a 'Loyalty Program'  challenge. This  means if you use  one of their images you will receive a free image commencing at the start of their next challenge. Anyone who likes the free image  but does not  wish to enter the challenge can  purchase it online at their shop for $2:00. You do not need to use  a Lacy Sunshine image to enter the challenge, however you will then not be eligible for the freebie. . How fun is that! I used an older image of theirs called Baby Lainey and Gabby - Love! Makes a sweet card for a  young child!

Card Recipe
Image: Lacy Sunshine
Background embossing folder : Stampin' Up 'Petals-a-Plenty'
Card Stock: Stampin' Up , designer paper  Stampin'Up 'Retro Fresh'
Die Cuts:  Spellbinders  A2 Matting Basics A (for the rectangle), La-La-Land Crafts -Heart Banners; Memory Box Fabulous Phlox (brown hearts, the little brown flowers and the brown flower leaves)
Punch: EK Success for the handmade flower, Martha Stewart edge punch (for one of background mats)
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers, COPICS for the  flesh tones(E13,E00,E000)
Other:  brown brad for flower center, the 'cute' circular embellishment from Mambi Sticks

4. My Craft Creations:New Challenge 12/5-14  - 24/5 -14 Anything GoesThe paper Nest Dolls

Monday, May 12, 2014

Ballerina Trio

Time for another challenge over at Lexi's Creations and this fortnight it is 'Ribbon and Lace'! A perfect theme for a wonderful feminine card and/or for  Mother's Day. The sponsor of the challenge is "My Heart Piece's".

 The challenge will run from 12/05/14 thru the 24/05/14! Have fun!

Please check out the Lexi's Creations Blog site for further inspirational work by my lovely and talented team mates!

Card details:
Stamp: FDC's 'Ballerina Trio' 
 Fairy Dust Crafts  
Die Cuts: Marianne designs flourish LR0151, Stampin Up's 'Birds & Blooms Scallop Circles'  
Paper Cardstock:   Stampin' Up  
DP: Scrapbooking paper from Dollarama
Other:  rhinestones , ribbon, stick on lace, doily, embossing folder Cuttlebug 'Mesh'; Heat Embossing using background stamp  by Impression-Obsession called Splatter

Won  Draw -  Glitter n Sparkle challenge Challenges
1. 613 Avenue Create Challenge #71 Anything Goes with OPTIONAL twist -create your own challenge (I did not do the options twist)
2. Ditzie Digi Design: Anything Goes week 3
3. Glitter n Sparkle challenge:  #84  Female Cards
4. One Stitch at a Time: #212 Use A Dig
5. Scribble and Scrap Blog & Challenge:#18 Always Anything Goes
6. Paulaholifield crafts:ALCB - Flower Power
7. Emerald Faeries Challenge  #55 Flowers, Ribbon and/or Lace
8. Bearly- Mine Challenge: May 2014 Challenge - Flowers
9. Feeling Crafty Challenge:#28 One for the girls/ladies
10. Crafting at the Weekend: Challenge #1 Anything Goes

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Classic Corvette

 Ohhhh the corvette, the dream car of my youth, I always thought it would be 'cool' to have one but was much to poor and the older I got the lower the priority it became. I did drive a Camaro for years and loved it (not in the same league I know)! I had to give it up when I had my son, no room for kids:O(

This image is a pre coloured Doodle Pantry digital stamp  and can be purchased here:

 Classic Corvette
Doodle Pantry is the proud sponsor this week of the  'Open-Minded Crafting challenge' with a theme of 'Add Ribbons', be sure to check it out!  
 note:I have seven strips of the 1/8 inch blue ribbon on the card face

Card recipe
Stamp: Doodle Pantry - Classic Corvette digital stamp set
Sentiment: Doodle Pantry
Designer Papers: digital papers from Doodle Pantry  Classic Corvette stamp set
Die Cuts:  Memory Box 'Gearworks Border', Spellbinders Nestabilities A2 Matting Basics (used for the Rectangle frame of the image)
Other: Crystal Drops stickers, thin blue ribbon

1. A Creative Romance: One for the Boys
2. Whimsy Stamps Challenge #71 Two or More Die Cuts
3. Crafting from the Heart: Challenge #17 Anything Goes
4. Delicious Doodles Challenge: #87 Blue and Brown
5. Sister Act Card Challenge:  #56 Anything Goes
6. Crafty Girls Challenges : Challenge #17 Anything Goes
7. Paper Crafting Journey: Stripes and/or Spots
8. A Song in Your He(art) Challenge #6 :  I was inspired by the 'its a great day to be alive' title & words
9. Creative Moments: Challenge #42 Anything Goes/ with optional twist  BINGO - mine is just anything goes
10. Penny's Paper-Crafting Challenge #176  2 or more patterned papers

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Lacy Sunshine - Mikey the Milk Boy #2

This is my second card using Mikey the MilkBoy (see first card here), he is just too cute. This card is for  Lacy Sunshine Challenge #32  Use your favourite colour combination'.  I love black & blue together but don't often use it as it sometimes seems  too harsh. I  figured Mikey could carry it off, although it did come off  a little too dark, perhaps a lighter blue would have worked better.
Card  Recipe 
Stamp:   Lacy Sunshine -Mikey the Milk Boy; splatter patterned stamp -   company unknown
Sentiment: Stampin' Up 'best yet' stamp set
Paper:  Stampin'Up cardstock (Basic Black,Whisper White,Pacific Point) 
Colour: The image was coloured with Prismaclor Markers. I used  Copics for the fleshtones (E13,E00,E000,E13).
Die Cuts: Spellbinder's beaded circles, deckled  rectangles  and  crowned circles; Stampin Up's Banners Framelits Dies (132173)
Punch:  Marvey circle punch
Embossing Folders - cuttlebug:  

Won the Random Draw from Lacy Sunshine challenge #32!

 I will be entering this card into the following Challenges.  
1. Lacy Sunshine Challenge #32 favourite colour combination
2. Challenges 4 Everybody - #41 Anything Goes
3. Come and Get Challenge: Anything Goes with a Digi stamp
4. Ditzie Digi Design: Anything Goes week 3
5. Scribble and Scrap Challenge #17 Always Anything Goes
6. That Craft Place: New Challenge - Anything Goes
7. Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge Blog # 27 Anything Goes

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Mother's Day

Doodle Pantry is the proud sponsor of this weeks challenge over at the Squirrel and the Fox. The theme this week is 'Mother's Day'!  
 Please take time to visit their blog and join in the fun! 

I  used the swan outline image from the Doodle Pantry digital stamp set 'Bird Mothers'. This digital stamp set has several bird images (coloured and non coloured), digital papers  (solid and patterned), and sentiments!    
Bird Mothers

Card Details:
Stamp: Doodle Pantry Digital Stamp Set 'Bird Mothers'
Sentiment: Doodle Pantry 'Bird Mothers'
Cardstock: Stampin' Up Whisper White,Pacific Point 
Colour medium:Prismacolor Markers; Inking - Stampin' Up 'Pacific Point' 
Punch:  banner 
Die Cut:  Memory Box 'Fabulous Phlox' ; Cherry Lynn 'Fanciful Flourish Left' - (all cut up and placed around the image frame and the leaves used as part of the flower)
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots'
Other:ribbon, piercing tool

1. My Sheri Crafts #132  In Celebrations of Mom
2. Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge:#27  Anything Goes
3. ACN Monthly Challenge May #19 Mother's Day/or for a Women
4. Cut it Up: Mother's Day challenge #44
5. Creative Corner:  For Mom
6. Jo's Scrap Shack: FCC#48 Anything Goes
7. QKR Stampede Challenge #86  Mother's Day
8. Scrapping  4 Fun Challenges:#16 Happy Mother's day
9. Sister Act Card Challenge: #55 Anything Goes

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Carousel Zebra

This fab image is from the May. 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!
Buffalo & Caribou - Limited Time Free w/purchase may1-24
Free with Purchase:  Doodle Pantry is offering a stamp set called 'Buffalo & Caribou'  as their free with purchase stamp set  from May 1st thru  May 24th.  The stamp set contains coloured and non coloured images, digital papers, and sentiments.  It will be available for purchase after the 24th at the Doodle Pantry Shop.

New  Challenge DPDC#46
Classic Cars 2 - Featured for DPDC46CHALLENGE  DATE: May.1st 1200 Noon EST- May. 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 these challenge participants from May 1st to 24th only and can then be purchased online at the Doodle Pantry Shop. DPDC46 featured image is the  stamp set  called 'Classic Cars 2'!

 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 Zebra',
Sentiment: Doodle Pantry Carousel Zebra stamp set
Card Stock:  Stampin' Up's Basic Black, Whisper White,  Tangerine Tango,
Designer Paper (for pin-wheel ) from an old Stampin' Up Designer 6"x6" paper pack
Punch: Martha Stewart double edges border punch
Die Cuts: Spellbinders deckled rectangles (sentiment frame), Spellbinders Heartfelt Creations Garden Romancedie (for the butterfly), Stampin' Up's pin-wheel die,
Colour : Prismacolor Markers
Embossing Folder: Stampin' Up's 'Chevron'
Other: black brad, rhinestones, ribbon