Thursday, December 29, 2016

Doodle Pantry Closing

I am a huge fan of Doodle Pantry images and I am so sad to report that Laurie, owner and illustrator, of Doodle Pantry has decided to close the shop. So from now till December 31 11:00 pm eastern time all Doodle Pantry stamps will be 75% off (the coupon code is  FINAL75OFF)

Here are just a few of my favourite Doodle Pantry images. If you see a few of the images you like go now to Doodle Pantry to purchase the image. They have coloured and non coloured images. These are ones I coloured myself. 
Quirky Stork
Big Truck
Carousel Zebra

Holy Land Flowers 1
Vintage Bear

Carousel Deer

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Gingerbread Slippy

I have the honour of being the guest designer for Digital Delights by Louby Lou this week. I choose this delightful Gingerbread Slippy as the image of my choice. Isn't he a darling. I know it is past Christmas but it is already time to start on next years, right :)!  For the challenge this week at Louby Lou's please go here for further information. Enjoy your day!

Card Details:
Image: digital stamp from Digital Delights by Louby Lou,  Snowflake from Stampin Up
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers
Paper Stampin Up
Dies:Elizabeth Craft Designs die called '745- Merry Christmas , Spellbinders circles, scalloped circles, deckled rectangles, classic squares
Punches: Stampin' Up photo corner, Martha Stewart border Die


Friday, December 23, 2016

Winter Penguin Trio - Bugaboo

Freebie Friday at Catch the Bug challenge Blog, and today the image is 'Winter Penguin Trio'.

Freebie Every Friday!

Great time to get a free image, stop by  the Bugaboo Store and pick it up!
(note: I accidently posted this  briefly On Dec 13th 10:02AM to Dec 14th  approx 11:30 - did not enter into any challenges)

Monday, December 12, 2016

Christmas with a Twist

Challenge #179 Christmas with a Twist over at Crafty Cardmakers this fortnight. , make a project  that is not typically Christmas, eg; different colours, quirky or unusual project or card, etc. See Crafty Cardmakers for more details.  I decided to go with a brown colour scheme and a non traditional, somewhat quirky image of a shoe. Quite like it!

Come join us for our last challenge of 2016! Will see you in 2017.

The Sponsor for this challenge is:


With a prize of £12.00 to spend at your favourite Woodware Stockist, either in store or on line.

Card Details
Image: Bugaboo Christmas Shoe (BUGXMASSHOE)
Sentiment: internet freebie by Bizzy Bec
Colour Medium: Copics and Prismacolor Markers
Papers: Stampin UP, kraft from stash, checker board paper background from an oldRecollections 'Love Letters' paper pad.
Dies" Spellbinders scalloped circle, deckled rectangles, and Memory Box 'Hayden Twigs
other: rhinestone,snowflake

1.addicted to stamps challenge #137 Christmas
2. Lacy Sunshine: Christmas Angel Kisses ; Anything Goes
3. Pile it On : Celebrating 2016 #123 Any Holiday/Celebration
4. Card Mania CMC #87 Anything /Goes
5. Country View Challenge: December 2016 Christmas
6. The Crafters Cafe:#162 Christmas and/or Birthday

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Dear Santa

Here is a wonderful , fun stamp from Bugaboo called 'Ruby Christmas - Ornaments'.   She is the inspiration for my card today at  Catch the Bugs Saturday Challenge 'Make Us Laugh'. She  certainly made me smile.   The poinsettia was created using a Cherry Lynn die .

Have a great Saturday!

Winner -Top 3 Pick at 'Alphabet Challenge'

1. Alphabet Challenge U: use something Red
2. Brown Sugar Challenge: #228 Anything Goes
3. Kitty Bee Designs:#86 Christmas
4. Pattie's Creation Designs:#129 Anything Goes Christmas or Winter related
5. Simply Papercraft:#42: 

Friday, December 9, 2016

Bugaboo Crabby Cat and Bingo

Holiday Chaos day seven and the challenge today is a 'BINGO' challenge! I used the row with glitter/bling, snowflakes and non traditional colours. The snowflakes are on the embossed background.

I used a Bugaboo stamp called  Crabby Cat Christmas and a new(to me) die  from Shapeabilities titled  'Gold Corner Sets One'.  The background was embossed with a Christmas embossing folder and the sentiment is from Whimsy stamps. I punched out  the dark brown frames with Spellbinders Circle and Scalloped dies and placed them off center . The elf was coloured with Prismacolor Markers and the skin tone with copics. I added a bit of sparkle and the card was done.

Hope you take the time to join in the fun at 'Catch the Bug'

1. 4 Crafty Chicks: #328 No Patterned Paper 
2. Sasayaki Glitter Challenge December - Christmas 
3. Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes #115
4. Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: Wonderful Wednesday

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Bugaboo - OBG

Day 6 of Holiday Chaos at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog and the theme is Oldie but a Goodie with old paper and an old image. I used the Bugaboo image 'AKV Santa - chimney' , coloured him with Prismacolor Markers, framed him with a Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 4 die cut, paper from my remnants file, a stampin Up sentiment and two Stampin ' Up punches for the  sentiment frame. To jazz it up a bit I added some red rhinestones and a couple of  branches from the  Heartfelt Creations die "Belle Rose'.   I am certainly adding to my Christmas card collection.  Yay!

Featured on Little Red Wagon Dec 2016

1. Addicted to Stamps and More: Holidays
2. Crafty Creations: #330 Masculine
3. Crafting by Designs:Here Come the Holidays
4. Little Red Wagon: Santa's Coming to Town
5. The Male Room:#50 Christmas/ December celebrations/winter wishes

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Bugaboo SASJJcheers

funny photo

Today is day 5 of Holiday Chaos at Catch the Bug challenge blog.. The theme is Funny Photo Challenge, so  dig out your funny bone and share your humour with us. 

I picked  the Bugaboo  image 'SASJJcheers' taking the colour red and the wine glass from the above photo as my inspiration.  Skin tone were coloured with Copics and the rest with Prismacolor Markers. The lettering is from Memory Box 'Classic  Lowercase Alphabet' and the two large snowflakes are from Impression Obsession Die024-X. The little wee red one was found on the floor under my desk so goodness knows :O)! The half hidden tree is a Sizzix Tim Holtz die.  The red circles are from a paper punch.
Have a great day!

1.Come and Get it Challenge: Christmas Challenge
2. Left of Center Creative Challenge:#159 Christmas Colors
3. Crafting from the Heart: #139 Anything Goes
4. Crafty Boots Challenge:Christmas
5. Digi Choosday Crafting: WK49Anything Goes

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Bugaboo - Christmas Elf

Today is New Release day at Bugaboo Stamps and  and this little fellow is one of them. It is also 'Day 4' of the Holiday Chaos week at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog and the theme is ' Clean  as Snow - Keep it Simple - No Patterned Paper'. I used Bugornamentelf from  Bugaboo Stamps' Dec 6th new releases, coloured him with Prismacolor Markers, added die cut alphabet letters and a die cut snowflake. Love this cute little guy!

1. addicted to Stamps: #137 Christmas
2. Robyn's Fetish:Challenge#345 Square or Rectangle
3. A Snowflakes Promise - #34 winter theme
4. Melonhead Friends: Winter is here challenge
5. Send a Smile for Kids; Winter Fun

Monday, December 5, 2016

Bugaboo Christmas Gift Tag

Day Three at the Catch the Bug 'Holiday Chaos' challenge and today is Anything but a Card Day with the theme 'Create a Gift Tag and include  red and white stripes'. I used the adorable  BugElf Peeper image from Bugaboo Stamps and coloured him with prismacolor Markers (Copics for the flesh tones). My crafting buddy gave me the red and white paper   The tag was hand made and decorated with a Spellbinders  scalloped circle die,a die cut poinsettia with a brown brad center and the adorable elf peeking out. Hope to see you tomorrow for Day4 and A New Release image.

1. addicted to stamps:  #137 Christmas
2. Angie's Digital Stamps Challenge #4 Anything Goes with optional twist of Christmas
3. Come and Get it Challenge:Christmas
4. Country View Challenge:  December 2016 Christmas
5. Crafting Musketeers: #44 Anything Goes
6. Crafts Galore Encore challenge Blog: Merry Christmas

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Bugaboo Elf Card

Holiday Chaos day two and the challenge today is a 'Sketch' challenge!
I used a Bugaboo stamp called BUGELF001 , quite adorable.  and a new(to me) die  From Creative Impressions titled  'Striplet - Bevelled Glass' which I cut in half  to fit my card. I pasted it over a brown strip and left the bottom line open to the white embossed background.This is my interpretation to the scalloped edge shown in the sketch. The background was embossed with a Christmas embossing folder and the sentiments is from Stampin Up  and punched out with two Stampin Up  punches. The elf was coloured with Prismacolor Markers and the skin tone with copics. I added a bit of sparkle and the card was done.

Hope you take the time to join in the fun at 'Catch the Bug' See you tomorrow for Day 3.

1. 52 Christmas Card Throwdown: Use a Previous Challenge  I choose Fabioia (May 28) die and/or punch
2. Crafty Calendar:December Challenge - Christmas Time
3. Crafty Friends Challenge: #46 Merry Christmas
4. Crafty Halzelnuts Christmas:#310 Vintage or Anything Goes as long as it is Christmas
5. Digi Designs Challenge Blog: Traditional Christmas colors (red,green, white,gold, silver Any/or all
6. HIMCR #278 Christmas Colors

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Joy by Bugaboo

Holiday Chaos time at Bugaboo's   'Catch the Bug' Challenge Blog. This is a week of creating cards for the season, with a different theme for each day. Day one is All that Sparkles - Create something that Sparkles. I choose Christmas Words - Joy as my stamps of choice.

Drop by the 'Catch the Bug' Challenge blog and see all the delightful creations by the Bugaboo team, even better join the challenge for a chance to win some adorable stamps.

I used  die cuts for the trees but I do not know the brand, an embossing folder for the background and rhinestones for embellishments.

1. Crafting with an Attitude: #22 
2. Little Miss Muffet #12 Anything Goes
3. Moving Along with the Times: #34 Anything Goes with Christmas
4. Sasayaki Glitter Challenge December Christmas
5. Time Out Challenges:#71 Christmas with Optional Twist of Glitter/Shimmer

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Tutorial - Post-It Note Holder

Tutorial Wednesday at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug Challenge blog and it is my turn to give one, so here goes.    I was given this lovely post it note holder from a dear friend who for no reason, just because she wanted to, gave it to me. I treasure it  and  I thought what a nice thing to give someone a just because gift so I decided to make one . I thought it would not be fair to copy her design (which I love) and went  with a  similar version of my own.  The main thing to remember is the insert must be THIN! The following are my specks.  
Inspiration by  J. Batty

                           Post-It- Note Holder
  • photo frame holder
  • paper cutter
  • cardstock
  • designer Paper
  • die
  • image    
  • double sided tape 
  • colouring tools
  • posit-it/sticky note pad

  •  obtain one  photo frame holder 6" x 4"- There are many to choose, this was my choice.

  1.  Cut a 6" x 4" piece of cardstock and a 5 3/4" x 3 3/4"  piece of designer paper 

      2.  Cut a 2 3/4' x 2 3/4 frame for the image from
                     I used a Spellbinders die cut  called
                     'Fleur de Lis Square' ,or use any die
                      of your choice with similar dimensions 

    3. Inner image   2" x 2"   
        I used Beautiful Blocks  -   Life   a Bugaboo image  
       You can use digital or rubber/clear stamps
  •  colouring  -  Prismacolor markers Spring Green, Leaf green and Chartreuse
   4.  adhere:  designer paper to the 6" x 4" cardstock,
        image to the die cut border, all to the designer  paper        

    5. Insert into the frame holder

   6. Adhere post-it note pad to outside of the frame holder

                                           You are Done!

1. Artistic Inspiration: #168 ATG
2. Crafting from the Heart: #138:Always ATG
3. Craft Your Passions:#340 ATG
4. Love to Scrap: #90 ATG
5. Love to Craft: #4November ATG
6. The Paper Nest Dolls:Challenge 11 ATG
7. Brown Sugar Challenge: #226 ATG

Monday, November 28, 2016

Gift Box

Challenge # 178  at Crafty Cardmakers - Anything but a Card. Please stop by to see all the fabulous creations  by my talented teamies and join in the fun with your own creations! My choice was  the following :

Gift Box and Money/Card Holder

Do you need something small to hold a gift certificate or money?,   I made this for a granddaughter to hold her gift , which is money, but wanted something special to hold it in.  Something to make the money more personal, and let her know some thought went into the gift. I love how it turned out! You can throw some treats into the box for an added touch. Every item I used was from my stash . I used Spellbinders  circle and  scalloped dies and  I think the paper was Stampin' Up.

Won #2 in Top Three at C.R.A.F.T
Won Outlaws Paper A La Mode
Won Top Three at Artnymiran

1. Artbymiran Challenges:#72 Anything Goes ( No digitals stamps used - Santa is a dimensional    ornament and the deer is a stamp)
2. Jo's Scrap Shack: #166 Cut it up
3. Simply Papercraft: #41 Anything Goes
4 Christmas at Sweet Stampin: Anything (Christmas) Goes
5. Polkadoodles Week 46 Anything Goes
6. Outlawz: Paper A La Mode
7. C.R.A.F.T Challenge: #391 24th of November - Not a Card
8. Crafty Ribbons: #177 (must have ribbon)

Gift Tags

Today is Monday ' Anything But a Card' day at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug Challenge Blog and with  Christmas   drawing near,  I decided to create a  set of gift tags. They are somewhat larger than your ordinary gift tag and would work well hanging from a bag or adhered to a larger package.  I decided to  work with scraps of left over cardstock so  it was just a matter of deciding the colour themes and going for it. I store  left over paper/cardstock  from my different projects in see through bags , one for each colour group, so it was a matter of finding the right size paper to fit the circle dies.    Turned out  harder than I thought  and had a bit of a mismatch here matching the ribbon  to the colours I used,  but hey,  they  will head to the garbage after the opening anyway. It was fun and wished I had made more,but I am off to a different project  and this will have to do.

Stamp: Bugaboo digital  stamp 'Bugxmashedgie'
Colour medium: Copics
Dies: Spellbinders

1. Addicted to Stamps: #136 - die cuts and /or punches (I used die cuts )
2. Lacy Sunshine Color Your World: Anything Goes
3. Dragonfly Journeys: #80 Christmas Critters
4. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #46 Anything Goes
5. The Ribbon Girl:  November Use any Image
6. Allsorts:  Week 391 Anything Christmas
7. Imagine that:Creative Playground Monthly Challenge # 10, Christmas is Coming
8. My Shiri Crafts:#195Winter

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Outlawz Nov. - Special Delivery

This so cute image is the free image for the November Outlaws  Progressive Challenge provided you had participated in the last one. You can always buy it and join the challenge and receive a free stamp for the next months challenge. Too fun! The image is called 'Micemas Post' and is by Diane Carubis of Di's Digis. November is just about over so one would have to hurry, however  there is always December and another  new image.
Card was featured on Outlawz November 28th
1. Outlawz Progressive Challenge: November 2016
2. Addicted to Stamps: #136 use die cuts and/or punches  (i used snowflake die cuts and a circle die cut)
3. Christmas Card Challenge: #50 Anything Goes Christmas
4. Come and Get it Challenge: Baby it's Cold Outside
5. Dragonfly Journeys:#80 Christmas Critters (hope the Santa hat counts as dressed up)
6. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #46 Anything Goes
7. Allsorts Challenge: 391 Anything Christmas
8. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas: #308 Use a Sentiment

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Bugaboo - Scarlette - Wine

Oldie but a Goodie day at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug Challenge site. Always so much fun to find one of the older stamps and use it .  I choose this fun image called Frame it-Scarlette-Wine. She makes me smile just looking at her.  I coloured her with Prismacolor Markers, added a heart and a thin border, some brown half pearls and she was done. Fast and easy, I must try more of these Frame It type images.

Oldies But Goodies!

Won top three placement at Creatalicious Challenge

  1. Connie Can Crop #52: Pumpkin Spice - I used the Brown and Orange Colour combo - no pumpkins
  2. Creatalicious Challenge #103 Anything Goes with Optional Use a Sentiment
  3.  Paper Creator's Crafts: #53 Anything Goes
  4.  Pearly Sparkles Challenge#10 Anything Goes
  5. Petal Lu #26 Anything Goes
  6. Addicted to Stamps and More #221
  7. The Sisterhood of Crafters: Use Some Pearls

Monday, November 21, 2016

Thanksgiving Gable Boxes

Today is Monday and that means it is Anything But a Card Day at the Catch the Bug blog. To see some wonderful projects from the DT go there and enjoy.

These are the Gable Boxes I made for a grand niece and nephew for Thanksgiving , I filled each with a little treat and a very  tiny toy.    The cardstock is Stampin' Up's, the image is Bugaboo's Autumn Critter Stack 02 and I coloured them with Prismacolor markers. The decor on top was a dollar store purchase. Instructions on how to make Gable boxes are everywhere on the Internet e.g.:  Splitcoaststampers and are an easy and fun little gift container for any occasion.

Won a  Top Three placement at Brown Sugar Challenge #225
Won Digidesign Harvest Happenings/Thanksgiving/Thanks challenge

1. Crafty Calendar:November Challenge'Autumn Colours'
2. Digidesign  Harvest happenings//Thanksgiving/ThanksChallenge: 
3. Scrappers Delight"#61 Anything Goes
4. PencilCase:WK33 Anything Goes Colouring Craft Challenge
5 .Brown Sugar Challenge #225 Anything Goes
6. Crafting with Friends:#32 ATG
7 .Creative Corner Challenge: Team Jess - Anything Goes
8. Creative Fingers Challenge:#120 ATG