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

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The VW Bug

The Volkswagen Bug 1970's version, what a car! My sister, myself  and a couple of friends rented one to  go home for Christmas way back when. Now winters in Canada are cold and this one was no exception. We had barely started out on our journey when we  discouvered to our great dismay the heater didn't work;  the longest three hour drive ever!! We shivered and shook the whole way. Coming back was a bit better as my Mum gave us blankets to wrap up in! But believe me it was COLD, especially for my sister who did the driving and couldn't completely  bundle up. The rest of us just had our noses sticking out:O)!

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge this week and the sketch (#254) is a beauty:
                             (turned the sketch around for my version)                                    

 Card Details:
Stamp: Doodle Pantry  digital stamp set  'Classic Bug and Gas Can'; Stampin' Up's  for the little butterfly with trail
Paper: misc. card stock and Stampin' Up's whisper white& soft suede
Colour Medium: used pre coloured image
Ink: Gumball Green by  Stampin Up
Die Cute: Spellbinders standard circle and scalloped circle;
Punches: Martha Steward for the  branches/leaves; Marvy for the daisy flowers, Stampin Up's corner punch
Other: green rhinestones ,little brown buttons

1. 613 Avenue Create: #76 Anything Goes (optional twist - subway art)- mine is =just 'anything goes'    
2. Ditzie Digi Designs: Anything Goes Week 6    
3. Fairytale Stampers:: Challenge 40- brown with colour ( I choose brown and green)
4. Scribble and Scrap Challenge #20 Always Anything Goes
5. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge-invitation to drop in at Beccy's place (entry #3)

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Guest Designer Spot- Crafting by Designs -Happy Birthday

I am a Guest Designer this week of June 11th, 2014  at 'Crafting by Designs'; theme 'Happy Birthday'!   I am honoured to participate. Please check out their challenge here! 

I love Mo Manning digital stamps and this one is called 'thanks'. I thought it would be great for a pre toddler birthday card. 
I used a background stamp from Impression Obsession called Kaleidascope which I stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed. The image  is coloured with Prismacolor Markers and I used  Copics for the skin tone (E13,E00,E000). The die cuts are:Marianne Designs butterfly; Memory Box 'Fabulous Phlox ( top 3 layers of the flower); La-la-land Hearts Banner;Spellbinders 'Foliage'. I also used several Stampin Up punches: 'Modern Label' punched out twice and used for the sentiment, 'Photo Corners',half hidden under the image matting and one of their flower punches (not sure of its name) for the bottom layer of the flower. I added some self stick 'bling Stone' and the flowers and butterfly had stickles added to them for some glitz! I also sprayed the flower with some perfect pearls mist.
hope you like:O!

Top 5 Pick from Love to Create
Top 3 Pick from The Paper Nest Dolls


Monday, June 9, 2014

Smoke ` Em

Doodle Pantry is the proud sponsor this week of the Incy Wincy ' Use a Faux technique' challenge! Hope you can join in the fun!

5 1/2 x 4 inch card base
Stamps& Sentiment: Doodle Pantry digital stamp set 'Classic Cars 3'.
Paper: Stampin ' Up cardstock - whisper white,soft suede
Die Cuts: Spellbinders rectangles basic A2 matting
Punch: Stampin' Up 'word' punch & photo corner

I used two faux techniques on my card:
1. faux frame- using two rectangles, one slightly smaller that the other, arrange and carefully place the smaller one inside the larger and run through a die cutting machine You  now have a frame. I adhered mine to the card base and placed the rest of my layers inside of it.
2. Faux Sewing: using a piercing tool. a hole guide and a soft matt  carefully pierce the desired pattern. Mine are two corner piercing.

1. Bearly-Mine challenge: June 2014 - One for the Boys
2. Always Something Creative: #76 Male/Dt call
3. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge: An Invitation to drop in at Beccy's Place- use a stamp or  a digi
4. That Craft Place - New Challenge -Men
5. Scribble and Scrap Challenge #20 Anything Goes
CCC Digi Creations Challenge #2 Digi/use a die cut
7. Sisters of Crafts: June Challenge - Anything Goes
8. My Time to Craft: #250  No Designer Papers

Lexi's Creations Challenge 118 - For a Friend

My DT Card for Lexi's Creations    Challenge #118'For a Friend! The challenge will run June 9th, 2014 - June 21st , 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

Card Materials:
Stamp & Sentiment:'Friends Don't Let Friends Wine Alone' digital image from Bugaboo ; Impression Obbession cover a card background stamp -Flourishes; Stampin' Up background stamp - Sanded
Punch: Martha Stewart butterfly punch, border punch
Die Cuts: Memory Box-  Tilth Floral, Winterberry Sprig; Cherry Lynn Designs - Sweet Williams
Colour medium:  Prismacolor  markers  & Copics   for the flesh tones
INK: Stampin Up 'Gumball Green'  sponged around the image background, Poppy Parade to  highlight the flower petals
Paper: Stampin' Up's Gumball Green, whisper white, basic grey, basic black, poppy parade  
Other:drywall tape, self stick bling stones

1. 613 Avenue Create Challenge #75 Anything Goes/best Friend Day 
2. Ditzi Digi design: Anything Goes week 5
3. Glitter n' Sparkle Challenge: #88 Use a digi
4. One Stitch at a Time: #216 Use a Digi
5. Scribble  and Scrap:#20 Always Anything Goes
6. Sentimental Sundays: Challenge 210 Anything Goes (with a sentiment)
7. A& T Emerald FaeriesChallenge #56 Friends
8. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge:Drop in at Beccy's Place- use a stamp or digi on your project
9. The East Wind Challenge: # Embossing wet or dry (I used wet on the large green  background paper and on  the small grey rectangle under the image frame & flower.)
10. Sisters of Craft:- June Anything Goes

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

I've Been Published

I have been Published: So exciting for me and Doodle Pantry: in what you ask- why in Complete Cardmaking Issue 50, with a theme of Children's Birthday! So fun! I choose Doodle Pantry's Vintage Bear and their circle  Happy Birthday sentiment. Here it is:
Card recipe:
Stamps: Doodle Pantry - Vintage Bear & Doodle Pantry - Rounded Wishes: Background cling stamp - Impression Obsession  - Splatter
Paper: Stampin' Up - whisper white,early espresso, Bermuda bay, calypso coral
Designer paper: Doodle Pantry - Cute Critter Digital Papers - Paper4
Colour Medium:  Prismacolor Markers, Stampin' Up ink Bermuda Bay & Calypso Coral for sponging
Die Cuts: Spellbinders - standard circles, classic scalloped circle, inverted scalloped circle; Memory Box- fabulous phlox, precious hearts; Stampin' Up - Embosslits die  sweet buttons
Other' small rhinestones , stickles on flower center
Techniques: dimensional - button popped up with foam dimensionals; Heat Embossing - background stamp

Complete Cardmaking is a UK company and featured Doodle Pantry for issue 50.  Myself and  six of my team-mates have been published  woohoo! Isn't that fabulous!
 You can see my little bear on the bottom middle of the card, instructions and photo etc is on the inside, can't wait to get my magazine to see it all.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Off Road Quad

June,2014 New Release and Challenge at Doodle Pantry!  All the June new release digital stamps sets  can be seen here at the Doodle Pantry  'Latest Release' site.   The new June releases are 25% off. only from June 1st thru 4th,The free with purchase stamp set for June 1- 24th is  'Classic Bug & Gas Can' (70's VW),wonderful stamp set for those who love old cars or those of us who remember when they were new:0)
 New  Challenge DPDC#47
CHALLENGE  DATE: June.1st 1200 Noon EST- June. 24th 9:00 PM .    
Temporary Change for DPDC#47: There will be no featured image for the DPDC#47 , instead the Challenge has a theme of "Make it Manly" -any digi OK, and there will be three  $15 randomly selected winners from all the entries.

Card Recipe:
Stamp: Doodle Pantry 'Dirt Rides',
Sentiment: Doodle Pantry 'Dirt Rides' stamp set
Card Stock: Stampin' Up's Whisper White,  Real Red ; Textura -black cardstock from an old 6x6 paper pack
Designer Paper (for banners ) from an old   6"x6" paper pack, wallpaper
Die Cuts:  Stampin' Ups Banners
Colour : Prismacolor Markers
 Other: twine