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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Peppermint's in a Bottle


 Well the big day is just around the corner and this is a money holder gift card for Christmas. It is the last gift I have to do and  is for my grandson and his new wife. Tomorrow I will do the last of my Christmas baking and than relax  (sort of) till Tuesday when the cooking begins, turkey and all it's fixings.


Both the jar and peppermint images are  from Doodle Pantry .  Doodle Pantry has a 35% off sale on their images until Jan 3rd, 2013! Great time to get some marvellous  bargains on some really wonderful digital sets!

Card details:
Stamp:  Doodle Panty's Bottles and Jars;  and  Peppermint's. I merged the peppermint images (both sprigs and candy) with the jar image to get the image you see above..
Sentiment: Stampin Up  "Petite Pairs'
Paper: Stampin Up card stock
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Nestabilities scalloped circles,circles and  Beaded Circles;  Impression Obsession die24-X for the snowflake
Punch:small oval  punch EK Success
Embossing Folder: Stampin Up Sizzix 'Square lattice'
 Colour medium: Prismacolor Markers for the bottle lid and jar outline enhancement. The rest  is all pre -coloured images
Other: green ribbon for the bottle neck

FIVE wins:
Top 3 Pick from  Fat Pages& Cards with Attitude, won  Card Crafters Challenge #54 &   Honourable mention at Avadares & Top 3 at Digi Designs & Card Making Mamas  

Challenges
1. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge: CHNC #104: Anything Goes for Christmas
2. Digi Designs Challenge: Christmas
3. ATC's & Cards with Attitude:(all cards welcome) #29 Always Anything Goes
4. Avadares Challenge: #6 Anything with a Digi
5. Card Crafters Circle #54 It's Christmas
6. Card Makin Mama's: Happy Holidays
7. Lady Anne's Challenge Nov/Dec - Sentimental Friday
8. Crafts for Eternity: #103 Recipe Anything Goes
9. Fat pages & Cards with Attitude (all cards welcome) #29 Always Anything Goes
10. Stampin for the Weekend: #24 Anything Goes

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Vintage Ornament




I'm back with another  card using the vintage ornament image from Doodle Pantry . (see here for the first card)  The digital set comes with coloured and non- coloured images,  matching digital paper, and sentiments.   . Doodle Pantry has a 35% off sale on their images until Jan 3rd, 2013! Great time to get some marvellous  bargains on some really wonderful digital sets!

Card details:
Stamp and sentiment: Vintage Ornament by Doodle Pantry. Sentiment from same stamp set
Paper: Stampin Up cardstock
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Nestabilities scalloped circles, Lables Ten & holly wreath;  Impression Obession die24-X for the snowflakes
Punch:MS for the pine branches & the littlle snowflake
Embossing Folder: CuttlebugSnowflakes
Colour Medium: Prismacolor markers, Sakura Gelly roll pen
Other: rhinestones and half pearl

Won a stamp from  Digi Stamp 4 Joy challenge
Challenges
1.Sweet Stampin Christmas: #1 Anything Goes
2.Our Daily Bread #134 Snowflakes ir Snow
3.DigiStamp4Joy #57 Something Magical about Christmas
4.Pennys paper Crafty Challenge Blog: #107 Merry Christmas
5.Whimsy Stamps: #54 Anything Goes as long as it is Festive
6.The Emerald Fairies Challenge Blog:#38 Christmas
7.Celebrate the Occasion:#93 Christmas Anything Goes
8:Die Cutting Diva's: #95 More Holiday Spirit
9. Digital Tuesday: #191 Layers
10.Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge: Vintage Christmas

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

LEJ Designs - Sentimental






One of my son's best friends just proposed to his sweetheart and they are now engaged, he is also the son of my friend and stamping buddy Dawn of Stamp n' Play; see here for her beautiful card. We have known him since he was a young boy and he was and is a fabulous person. We are very fond of his wonderful fiance  and wish them a lifetime of happiness! I made the above card to congratulate them on their  engagement . It also fit into the theme of this weeks LEJ Designs challenge #33 which is 'Sentimental ' see here for the details: LEJ Designs Challenge Blog

The digi jackpot for using a LEJ Designs digital  image is 11

The first randomly drawn name  will win four digis of their choice from  LEJ Designs

Stamp: LEJ Designs 'A Cherished Moment'; Rubbenecker's  'Word's Can't Express' 
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers, Copic for the flesh tones
Die Cuts:  Marianne Designs tag die cut,Spellbinders Shapeabilities 'Fantastic Flourish Two'
Cardstock - Stampin ' UP
Ribbon  -Michaels
Embossing Folders: Cuttlebug's  Distressed Stripes and Stampin' Up Square Lattice
Doily - dollar store

Challenges:
1. Challenges 4 Everyone:#9 Anything Goes
2. Come and Get Challenge: Tag Your It
3.Great Impressions: Anything Goes
4.Stamp Your Life: #1 Anything Goes
5.Sweet Stampin: Die Cuts and /or Punches
6.ATC's & Cards with Attitude: #28 Anything Goes
7. Avadares: #6 Anything with a Digi
8.Lady Anne's Challenges: Nov/Dec Sentimental Friday: Anything Goes
9.Fat pages & Cards with Attitude: #28 Anything Goes
10.Stamping with the Dragon: Anything Goes

Monday, December 10, 2012

DT Card for Lexi's Creations #80 - Snow





My DT Card for Lexi's Creations    Challenge #80 Snow. The challenge will run Dec 12 2012 - Jan 5th , 2013. 

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 bunch!! 

Sponsor:    Our sponsor  this fortnight   is 'Joanna Sheen'  

                                                      Joanna Sheen
Winner will receive a gift certificate  worth £10.00  Visit her shop you will love it I know I do,  I have spent many a time over there  wishing my crafting hours away.


Card details:
Stamp:''Pengy free Snowballs' from Fairy Dust Crafts  
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels# ?,   Memory Box ' Frostyville Border'; Marianne Designs Creatables for the large circle and leaves; Crealies Creative flower #5 for the  Flower   
 Paper:   Stampin' Up basic black, whisper white  cardstock; Designer paper from DCWV's 'The Glitter Stack',  polka dot paper from stash; Recollections White Plaid  from Michaels
Colour medium: Prismacolour markers 
Other: stickles

Challenges
1. 2 Sisters: #121 Snowflakes
2. Little Clair's Design : #27 Christmas
3. My Time to Craft: # 200 Non Traditional Christmas Colours
4.Send a Smile for Kids: Winter Fun for Kids
5.Totally Gorjuss: #161 Oh No Snow!
6.Guylous Inimitability Designs:Twisted Christmas - use non Traditional Colours:
7.Dream Valley Challenges: #47 Christmas
8.No Matter Which Challenge - Christmas
9.Robyn's Fetish:#137 Christmas
10. The Squirrel and the Fox: Summer or Winter ( I choose winter:O)

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christmas Ornament


I love this ornament image from Doodle Pantry and it is part of the December 2012 release.  The digital set comes with coloured and non- coloured images,  matching digital paper, and sentiments.  See here for all the December digital stamp sets. Doodle Pantry has a 35% off sale on their images until Jan 3rd, 2013! Great time to get some marvellous  bargains on some really wonderful digital sets!

Card details:
Stamp and sentiment: Vintage Ornament by Doodle Pantry. Sentiment from same stamp set
Paper: Stampin Up cardstock
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Nestabilities scalloped ovals, standard ovals;  Memory Box
Frosty Snowflakes'  &  snowflake
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug
Colour Medium: Prismacolor markers

Wins/Awards
Hybrid Check top 3 Pick

Challenges
1. Dream valley Challenges: #47 Christmas
2. Electic Ellapu: #9 Jolly and Bright
3.Great impressions: Anything Goes
4.Joanna Sheen: With Love at Christmas
5.Robins Fetish: #137 Christmas Cards
6.Craft Spot by Kimberly:#78 Merry Christmas.
7.DLART Thankful Thursday Challenge: Anything Red and/or Green
8.Hooked on Crafts Challenge #27 Christmas
9:The Hybrid Chick Card caravan: #33 Holiday Card
10: The Squirrel and the Fox: Summer or  Winter

Saturday, December 8, 2012

With love to my Great Niece


This card was made with love for my great niece !  

Card details:
Stamp: DigiDoodle Shop 'sleeping infant'
Sentiment: Stampin' Up
Dies: Spellbinders  scalloped ovals,standard classic circles and beaded ovals; Marianne Designs flower and large leaves
Punch: small leaves by martha Stewart
Other: embossing heart folder by Cuttlebug

Challenges entered:
1. Lady Anne's Challenge: Sentimental Friday: Anything Goes
2.Wags 'n Whiskers: :94 Anything Goes
3.Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge: 105 Anything Goes
4.The Sisterhood of Crafters: Embossing
5.Papelitos Challenge #22 Anything Goes
6.Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Old Stove


New release 

RELEASE DATE - Dec 1st ,2012  It is December release  time at Doodle Pantry   and Laurie has some wonderful new  digital stamp sets for sale  plus  precoloured versions of some  older stamp sets! Please go to the 'Latest Release' section to view them all!   The stamp Set 'free with purchase" for Dec 1st thru Dec 8th is  'Vintage ornament'. see December Specials!  

There is no December Doodle Pantry Challenge! There is however a Blowout sale on till Dec 24th with a 35% off all digital stamps!


Card details:
Stamp: Doodle Pantry Digital 'Old Stove' stamp set  
Sentiment: from same stamp set as image
 Colour medium: Prismacolor Markers : ink from Stampin Up 'Cherry Cobbler'
Card stock:   Stampin' Up's whisper white, basic black, cherry cobbler
Designer Paper: wallpaper
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Scalloped Oval' and standard 'oval' ,  standard 'circle';  Memory Box 'Valarian Flourish (only the tips of the die can be seen' tucked under the stove & sentiment; Marianne Designs  Creatables - flourish,  flower
Punches: EK Success retro flower 1/2' & 1"
embossing folders: Cuttlebug  -  embossing folder
Challenges

Challenges:
Crafting for all Seasons: #41 use Flowers
Creative Card Crew: #24 Anything Goes 
Party Time Tuesday: PTT#96 Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door: TTCRD#46 Anything Goes
Tuesday Alchemy: #42 Anything Goes
ABC Challenge:ABC6 Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations Crafts: #17 Anything Goes
My Grafico: #141 Anything Goes


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thanks for Shovelling

This is a quick card made to thank a mystery shoveller who has helped dig me out of the last two big snowfalls. The thing is I'm not really sure who he is, as I go out to shovel and it is done, how marvelous is that! However I'm pretty sure I have it solved  as a certain young lad was spotted doing something similar before!It also helped to observe only his house and mine were shovelled ! Pretty clever deducing eh !  He is a neighbourhood boy and lives just across the street (they are just the nicest family, the older son is a very close friend of my son , and I think his mother  is just  the most lovely lady). I am going to drop this off in their mailbox with a little gift! If you think the younger generation has gone to the dogs just think of this young man and know there are good ones out there! 

Stamp: Snowmuch by Scarp Happy Paper Crafter - the stamp was pre coloured and I just touched it up a bit  
Sentiment : Stampin' Up 
Dies:  Memory Box's Frosty Border; Spellbinders Create a Flake
Punch:  Marvey
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug 'Spots & Dots'

Challenges:
Anything Goes Challenge Blog: #81 Tags - hope my tiny tag counts:)
Celebrate the Occasion: #90 Thanksgiving,  Give Thanks, Thanks
Creative Card Crew: #24 Anything Goes
Die Cutting Divas: #93 Thank You - I am so thankful this time of year for the Spellbinders Snowflake die and the new to me  Memory Box - Frosty border die!
LadyBug Crafts Ink: Snowflakes
Sweet Stamps Blog: #93 Cold & Snowy
Crafty Boots: Anything Goes
Lollipop Crafts: #94 We are Thankful
Tammy's Scrapin Corner: #39 Let it Snow

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Favourite Technique - LEJ Designs



This is my  card for LEJ Designs Digi Shop and the theme this week for the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog  is 'Favourite Technique'. The challenge runs from Nov 27th   thru  Dec.2nd 2012.
The Digi Jackpot for using a LEJ Designs Digis is nine!

Sponsors :  The first randomly drawn number will win four digi stamps of their choice from 


The second randomly drawn number will win a $12.00 voucher from





   



Favourite technique: I have so many favourites I wasn't sure which to use but decided to display several! I've used heat/ dry embossing  and distressing (which I love but not so good at) on the above card :O)
Dry embossing:  used the Cuttlebug Embossing folder 'Snowflakes' on the paper below the tag.  The paper cracked and gave a beautiful worn look to it. This only works on some papers. I have often had to sand the ridges to get the same effect.

Heat embossing:: I heat embossed the Kraft paper by stamping the paper with a Versamark inked  Stampin' Up  background stamp called 'Fine Lace', added the embossing power to the stamped paper and blow dried the paper with my heat embossing tool.

Distressing: using a Tim Holtz  tool I scraped the edges of the heat embossed paper for the distressed look, which went well with the sanded effect of the dry embossing.


Stamp: LEJ Designs 'Out for a Stroll;; Stampin Up's 'Merry Christmas' 
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers
Die Cuts: Martha Stewart border die, Crealies 'Creative Flowers, Marianne Designs tag die cut
Sketch: Christmas Challenges sketch
Challenges:
1. Addicted to Stamps: #44 Christmastime
2. The Corrosive Challenge #163 Anything Goe
3. Dream Valley Challenges: #46 Non-Traditional Christmas
4. Great Impressions: Celebrate the season
5. That Craft Place: No Squares Allowed - I have only Rectangles
6. Little Clair's Designs Monthly Challenge:#27 Christmas
7.One Stop Craft Challenge: #206 Vintage Christmas
8.Paper Creators Crafts:#1 All About Christmas
9. Totally Gorjuss #159 Don't be Square- I have only rectangles

Monday, November 26, 2012

DT Card for Lexi's Creations Challenge # 79 - Christmas


It's a new challenge over at Lexi's Creations and this fortnight  the challenge  is 'Christmas'   Your creation can be anything (card, tag,bookmark, 3D object) as long as it has a Christmas theme to it!

The challenge will run Nov 26th - Dec 8th, 2012.   I'm so looking forward to seeing your creations so please head on over to Lexi's Creations for all the details and some awesome inspiration  from my most talented teamies!

The Sponsor for this challenge is 'My Heart Pieces



Card details:
 Stamp: Fairy Dust Crafts 'Sammy Snowman'
 Die Cuts :  Spellbinders Shapeabilities 'Create a Flake Two' and 'Foliage';Marianne Designs  for the flourish;  
Punch: Martha Stewart snowflake and branch punches  
Paper: Stampin' Up  Cherry Cobbler and  whisper white cardstock, Designer Series paper 'Be of Good Cheer' 
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers 
Other: Stickles for the glitter
Sketch: Hanna & Friends 158 Challenge

Challenges:
1. Addicted to Stamps: #44 Christmas Time
2.The Corrisive Challenge: #163 Anything Goes
3.Great Impressions: Celebrate the Season
4.Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: Winter Bliss I only added the clouds and glitter the snowman and sign was one image
5.The Crafty Pad designs:#198 Add some Glitter
6.The Squirrel and the Fox: #31 Anything Goes
7. 2 Sisters Challenge: #119 Winter Wonderland
8.Creative Inspirations Paint: Anything Goes
9.Challenge Up Your  LIfe: #83 1ST Snow
10. Little Clair's Designs Monthly Challenge: #27 Christmas



Sunday, November 25, 2012

Mini Bethlehem





Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge and the theme this week  is 'Christmas'!   Challenge start date is Nov 25th, 2012. I used a Doodle Pantry  digital stamp set  called ' Mini Bethlehem'!   The  set contains coloured and outline images, digital papers and sentiments.   For the above cards I used the pre-coloured image. 

I had printed out  the mini Bethlehem image (2 on the page) and found it too big so I printed out another page with a smaller images,   and I ended up with  four images so decided to use as many as I could., hence the three Christmas cards (which I need anyway) :O)! Three simple cards  and they won't cost extra to mail as each one is 4 1/4 x 51/2 yay!! I used the left over copy  to make the last card dimensional!

Card Details for all three: 
Stamp:  Doodle Pantry's 'Mini Bethlehem'
Colour medium:  Stampin Up ink -'creamy caramel'
Paper: Card stock  Stampin' Up 's    whisper white and left over white piecrs from my stash

Card Details for Card One:
 Die Cuts:   Spellbinders Shapeabilities 'Fancy Tags';Memory Box 's Honeysuckle Vine (pretending to be a poinsettia)
Sentiment:   Doodle Pantry's 'Mini Bethlehem
Punch:  Stampin Up's 'modern label'
Other: pearls, embossing folder 'Cuttlebugs  Distressed Stripes'

Card Details for Card Two:
Sentiment:Doodle Pantry's 'Mini Bethlehem'
 Die Cuts:   Spellbinders Shapeabilities 'Fancy Tags'; Memory Box's Macarena Corner,, the tree 'a Cut Above Dee's Distinctively'
Punch:  Stampin Up's corner punch, designer label large
Other: pearls, embossing folder 'Cuttlebugs  Textile'


Card Details for Card Three:
Sentiment: Stampin' Up
 Die Cuts:   Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Label Twenty'; Spellbinders corner die & Create a Flake Two;
Punch:  Martha Stewart's  star punch & Christmas branches
Other: pearls, embossing folder 'Cuttlebugs  Victoria'

Challenges:
1. 52 Christmas Card Throwdown: Nov. Embellishment -Pearls
2. Hiding in My Craftroom: HIMCR#73 Christmas
3.Little Clairs Monthly Challenge #27 Christmas
4.My Sheri Crafts: #99 'Tis the Season
5. Paper Creators Crafts: #1 All About Christmas
6. Oozak: #8 Winter Vibes
7.Sparkles Monthly Challenge:#38 Christmas is Coming
8.Christmas Stampin All Year Long: #37 to Die 4 -use lots of die's
9.Emergency Crafters: Week1 Anything Goes
10. Wag 'n Whiskers: #93 Christmas

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thanks Maddie


My husband has often hunted with friends up north and every time he goes  there their daughter gives up her bedroom for 'old man Gerry' as she has called him affectionately for years.  He asked me today to make up a thank-you card  and he would send her a little gift.She is now   in her teens and loves to hunt so I dressed the hunter image in pink when in actuality she wears regular hunting clothes, This weeks Bugaboo freebie was perfect for my card.. It was the least I could do as I love the meat and accept it gladly but I am no hunter!
Card Details:
Stamp: Bugaboo 'Nuts About  Hunting'
Sentiment: Stampin Up's thank you from their 'Because I care ' stamp set, the name hand printed
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers - got the idea to use pink on my hunter from a card on the Bugaboo site by Min Kwiatkowsli, see her card here,
Paper: Stampin' Up's 'Always Artichoke' Wild Wasabi, Pink Pirouette& whisper white' cardstock; DP Dollarama & DCWV 'The Pretty Princess' Stack; the 'hot pink' from a local card/paper store
Die Cut: Spellbinders Nestabilities standard ovals & scalloped ovals, deckled rectangles. inverted scallops and Spellbinders Shapeabilities  'Foliage' for the large leaf -which I used because it reminded me of a tree.
Punches:Martha Stewart for the flower strip, Marianna Designs for the flourish
Other: buttons from stash

Challenges :
1. Craft Room Challenges: Punches and Die Cuts
2. Crafty Sentiments Design: Thanks
3. Oldie but a Goodie: Anything but Christmas My pink background paper, my buttons and my die cuts are all over six months old
4. Papelitos Challenges: #20 Anything Goes
5.Sweet Stamps Blog: #92 Thanks
6.The Stamping Boutique: #59 Giving Thanks
7.Through the Craftroom Door: #45 Anything Goes
8.Crafty CardMakers:  #79 More than one Punch and/or Die Cut I used 5 die cuts and two punches
9:House of Gill: #46 Die Cuts
10. Incy Wincy designs: Hip to be Square

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Lively Leaves Bear


Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the Fab 'n' Funky challenge and the theme this week  is 'must have a bear image'!   Challenge start date is Nov 14th, 2012. I used a Doodle Pantry  digital stamp set from the Nov. 1st Release  called 'Lively Leaves' and an older Doodle Pantry digital stamp set called 'Cuddly Bear'!   The Lively Leaves set contains coloured and outline images, digital papers and sentiments.   For this card I used the outline image.

Card Details:
Sketch: 4 Crafty Chicks
Stamp:  Doodle Pantry's 'Lively Leaves' & 'Cuddly Bear'
Sentiment:  katie & co
Colour medium, Prismacolor markers and some copics , Stampin Up ink -'pumpkin pie'
Paper: Card stock  Stampin' Up 's  early espresso,   pumpkin pie and whisper white;  Designer paper - Recollections 'Fall leaves'
 Die Cuts:   Spellbinders Nestabilities for the deckled rectangle; Spellbinders 'Foliage';  Memory Box 's 'Woodland Branch'
Punch: EKSuccess retro 1/2' flower
Other: pearls, embossing folder

technique:
  1. merged the two digital images together  placing  the leaves around the bear
  2. printed the completed image and coloured the  image  with markers
  3. printed and coloured and cut out one one lone leaf &placed in upper left corner\
  4. chalked the paper around the image and added sentiment
  5. embossed background orange paper
  6. assembled card as displayed in photo following a 4 Crafty Chicks sketch
  7. added two bare branches with a punched little flower and two brown punched leaves in the lower part of card
Challenges:
Oldie But A Goodie: Anything But Christmas- items more than 6 months old are the digital image of the bear, the Happy Fall sentiment stamp,  the pearls
Papelitos Challenges: #19 Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door: #44 Anything Goes
Tuesday Alchemy Challenge: #40 Anything Goes
Card mania Challenge: CMC#7 Embossing  (see orange frame- dry embossed)
Paper Playtime:#88 Autumn Colours
Tammy's Scrapin Corner: #36 Anything Goes Any Artist
The Pink Elephant Challenge: TPE174 Punches/Dies
Can You Digiit: #22 Favorite Animal

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Season's Greeting - LEJ Designs

This is my  card for LEJ Designs and the theme this week for the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog  is       'Seasons Greetings'. The challenge runs from Nov.13  thru Nov 26th, 2012.

Sponsor Information: 
The first randomly drawn name will win 4 digi's of their choice from LEJ Designs  
The second randomly drawn name will win this set of Promarkers from Ewe  2 can Craft: 


The image I choose is from LEJ Designs and is called 'Dear Santa'!  
If you use an LEJ DESIGNS digi you could win a prize of 7 LEJ images!!


Card Details:
Kraft paper Bag
Digital Stamp: Dear Santa by LEJ Designs 
Paper: Recollections Cardstock Paper (beige flecked), Designer paper -Recollections 'Red dots' and DCWV 'Four Seasons'
Colour Medium: Prismalcolor Markers
Die Cuts & Punches: Marianne DesignsCreatablesLR0154 tag; Spellbinders deckled rectangles;Dee's Distinctively 'Christmas tree No.1;
Other: lace from stash, , Snowflake from Holiday Traditions Dimensional Stickers,Merry Christmas Sentiment  from CTG Brands INC  Gift Stickers; Bow made from ribbon found in my stash
Sketch- loosely  based on a Tiddly Inks  inspirational card


Challenges:
Lady Anne's Challenges: Monday Anything Goes (ends Dec10th)
The Crafty Bloggers Network: #5 Christmas Anything Goes (ends Nov30)
Creative Stamp Friends: #64 Your Favorite Colours (Nov 25) for the Christmas season I truly love the traditional colours or red and green
Forever Friends: Monthly Challenge for November  Anything Goes (Dec 5)
My Grafico Challenge: #140 Anything Goes: (Nov. 25)
Stamp & Create November Challenge: Lace (Dec 2)
Tammy's Scrappin Corner: #36 Weekly Challenge Anything Goes Any Artist (Nov18)
Dream Valley Challenges: #45 Anything Goes (Nov 23)
One Stop Craft Challenge: Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge: #158 Anything Goes





Monday, November 12, 2012

DT Card for Lexi's Creations Challenge #78 Thanks/Thanksgiving




My DT Card for Lexi's Creations    Challenge #78 - Thanks/Thanksgiving
The challenge will run  Nov.12th - Nov.25,2012. .Please join us at Lexi's  I'm so looking forward to seeing your creations  and while visiting us be sure to check out the work by my team mates, they are a very talented group!!  The theme can be an  autumn card or a card of thanksgiving or a thank-you card for a friend or family member (see Lexi's Creations for all the details) I choose to make a card of thanks  for a special friend! I added dimension to the image by cutting out the three  roses  and popping them up with dimensional tape.  

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


Project details:
Stamp:  Sentiment digital stamp called 'Special Friend'  from Fairy Dust Crafts  ; digital image  from Beccy's Place called 'Roses and Pears
Die Cuts: Spellbinders  -  Standard Circle  and scalloped circles;   Memory Box 'Macarena Corner
Punch: Martha Stewart butterfly
Paper:  Stampin' Ribbon from Michaels "Celebrate It, large cream coloured flower from stash, Up   card stock 'Whisper White, old Olive  and red stash leftovers ; Stampin' Up's  Designer Paper 'International Bazaar'
Colour Medium:   Prismacolor markers; INK Stampin Up's 'old Olive' 

Challenges:
1. Dream Valley Challenges: #45 Anything Goes
2.One Stitch at a Time: #139 With Thanks
3.Beccy's Place November Challenge: use a Beccy's Place imgae
4.Sentimental Sundays: #128 Thanks or Thanksgiving
5. My Sheri CRAFTS: #098 Give Thanks
6.Sweet Stampin Challenge: Anything Goes
7.Card Makin Mama's: Thanksgiving or Thank You
8.The Poodles Parlour: Thank You
9.Wags n' Whiskers: #92 Be Thankful
10. Paper Pretties Wed. Challenge :PWC231 Thank You Cards

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Winter Star

                                     
Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the Sentimental Sundays challenge and the theme this week  is 'Dimensions'!   Challenge start date is Nov 4th, 2012. I used a Doodle Pantry  digital stamp set  called 'Winter Star'  This set contains coloured and outline images, digital papers and sentiments.   For this card I used the coloured image (printed the image twice and cut the second layer of the star out and 'popped' it up over-top of the first star).  Punched holes for the ribbon to go through it matching the ones punched in the box  and it becomes an overlap.The idea for this treat box came from my friend Dawn and was obtained  from the Splitcoast Stampers site and is called a 2-5-7-10 box.. Here is her beautiful treat box!


Card Details:Winter Star'.
Paper: Card stock  Stampin' Up 's  whisper white;  Designer paper ' Little Yellow Bicycle ' - the Sharon Ann Christmas Magic collection
 Die Cuts:   Spellbinders Nestabilities standard  and scalloped circle
Other: ribbon

Challenges:
1. Catch the Bug: November Challenge Anything Goes
2.Crazy4Challenges: C4C161 Anything but a Card
3.Card Crafters Circle: #47 Paterned paper
4.Christmas Stampin All Year Long: Anything Goes or Your FAV Color Combo
5. Crafty Ann's #77 Christmas in October
6. Sweet & Sassy #78 Anything but a Card
7.Totally Paper Crafts"Friday Challenge #141 Twinkle Twinkle Christmas Star
8. Forever Friends: Nov. Monthly Challenge: Anything Goes
9.My Heart Pieces: As Beautiful as a Ribbon
10. Paper crafting Journey: Ribbon or Twine

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Quirky Polar Bear



Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the Send a Smile for Kids challenge and the theme this week  is 'Happy Holidays'!   Challenge start date is Nov 3rd, 2012. I used a Doodle Pantry  digital stamp set  called 'Quirky Polar Bear' and I think he just so cute!   This set contains coloured and outline images, digital papers and sentiments.   For this card I used the outline image. The sentiment is from Stampin Up  and the frame is from Whimsy Stamps ticket set.

Card Details:
Stamp:  Doodle Pantry's 'Quirky Polar Bear',
Sentiment:   Stampin Up & Whimsy Stamps
Colour medium, Prismacolor markers and Stampin Up ink (Clouds)
Paper: Card stock  Stampin' Up 's poppy red,  whisper white;  Designer paper 'Recollections  Black and White Plaid and the DCWV backing paper from 'The Glitter  Stack'
 Die Cuts:   Spellbinders Nestabilities for the deckled rectangle, Marianne designs for the black doily, and the flower  from  Crealies Creative Flowers; sentiment frame from Whimsy Stamps Tickets
Other: tiny buttons,  Stickles

Challenges:
Avadares Challenge Blog: #5 Christmas or Hanakkah
Card Crafters Circle: #47 Patterned Paper
Card Makin Mamas: Anything Goes
Christmas Stamping All Year Long: #35 Anything Goes
Clearly Inspired Challenges #63 Critters
Crafty AnnsChallengeBlog: #77 Christmas
Crafty Ribbons: #31 Christmas
Southern Girls: #56 Animal crackers
Live & Love Crafts: Christmas
Oozak: #48 Winter Vibes

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Poinsettia



New release, New Challenge 

RELEASE DATE - Nov 1st ,2012  It is November release  time at Doodle Pantry   and Laurie has some wonderful new  digital stamp sets for sale  plus  precoloured versions of some  older stamp sets! Please go to the 'Latest Release' section to view them all!

CHALLENGE  DATE: Nov 1st  1200 Noon EST- Nov 24th 9:00 PM .   The featured  image will be available from Nov 1st to 24th only and can then be purchased online at the Doodle Pantry Shop. DPDC29 featured image is the  Holiday Cactus stamp set  and will be emailed to all who participate in the challenge!)

The stamp Set  which is this months 'free with purchase" is 'Winter Star'. see November Specials   

See Here for :Challenge  DPDC#29

Card details:
Stamp: Doodle Pantry Digital 'Poinsettia' stamp set  
Sentiment: from same stamp set as image
 Colour medium: Prismacolor Markers  
Cardstock:   Stampin' Up's whisper white, dusty rose and scrap white paper from stash
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Scalloped Circle;  Memory Box 'Madera Corner' tucked under the poinsettia; Marianne Designs  Creatables - flourish, 
Punches: large round scalloped circle
embossing folders: Cuttlebug  -Swiss Dots;  Stampin Up's Petals-a-Plentsy
Other: lace

Challenges entered:
1.  Divas by Design: #59 Feeling Festive
2.  Fab n' Funky: #145 Die Cut/Punches
3. Inky Impressions: # 83 Lots of layers
4. Paper Pretties Wed. Challenge: PWC 230  Use Favourite Stamp Set -  Poinsettia is my fav stamp set for our Nov 1st release
5. The Perfect Sentiment: PSC54 Think Pink for Christmas
6. Creative Craft Challenge: Special Occasion NOT Birthday
7.Scrap Creations: Pop it UP - my poinsettia is a popped up three times,  the whole image including the green leaves, topped  by  just the poinsettia's coloured leaves and that is topped up by the  first top layer of just the coloured leaves .
8.Jackson's Digital Express: #29 Ink and Such  - I used prismacolour markers
9. Paper make Up Stamps Digi makeover Challenge: #60 Layers
10. House of Gill: #44 Emboss it






Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Falling Leaves - Autumn Star


Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the Crafting for all Seasons challenge and the theme this week  is 'Falling Leaves'!   Challenge start date is Oct 31st, 2012. I used a Doodle Pantry  digital stamp set  called 'Autumn Star' !   This set contains coloured and outline images, digital papers and sentiments.   For this card I used the coloured image and printed it out several times to enable me to give it dimension ( I have three layers, the first is the  full image, the second layer is brown star and narrow yellow greenish leaves  and  the third is the bow) .  

Card Details:
Stamp:  Doodle Pantry's 'Autumn Star'
Paper: Card stock  Stampin' Up 'sChocolate Chip, The paper Company 'Sand';  Designer paper ' DCWV The Four Seasons Stack
 Die Cuts:   Spellbinders Shapeabilities 'Foliage'  Heartfelt Creations  'Belle Rose'; Memory Box 'MacarenaCorner'


Challenges:
Anything Goes Challenges: Anything Goes at Anything Goes
Cards and More: #68 Fall/Halloween - mine is fall
Celebrate the Occasion: #86 Fall
Die Cutting Diva's: #89 Anything Goes
Scrappy Frogs: Fall/Halloween Challenge - mine is fall
2 Sisters Challenge Blog: #115 Halloween or Fall




Tuesday, October 30, 2012

DT Card for LEJ Designs Challenge #27 Anything Goes


This is my  card for LEJ Designs and the theme this week for the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog  is       'Anything Goes'. The challenge runs from Oct 30th  thru Nov.4, 2012.

Sponsors :  The first randomly drawn name will win 4 digi's of their choice from LEJ Designs
                  The second randomly drawn name will win a $12 voucher from   A day for Daisies
   










The image I choose is from LEJ Designs and is called 'A Pixies Work is Never Done'! I printed the image out twice, coloured and cut out one image   and then   coloured just the pixies from the second image, cut them out and superimposed them upon the first image using dimensional tape. I stamped  the background to give it some interest  and decorated with die cuts and punches. I also added a transparency  circle to the clock face.

Card Details:
Stamp:  A Pixie's Work is Never Done by LEJ Designs; background stamp'Crackle' by Local King Rubber Stamp
Paper: Stampin ' Up's cardstock
Colour Medium: Prismalcolor Markers
Die Cuts & Punches: Marianne Designs branch garden,  Double Frame (LR0141; Spellbinders corners;
  Stampin Up's butterfly

Challenges:
The Crafty Bloggers Network: #4 Anything Goes
Paper Make Up Stamps: #60 Layers
Love to Create: #39 Lots of Layers
Paper Playtime: #87 Anything Goes
Tammy's Scrapin Corner: Anything Goes
Totally Stampalicious: Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy: Punch it Out
Challenges 4 Everybody: #6 Anything Goes