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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas Dear Friends



I would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas, eat lots, have fun and remember the reason for the season! Enjoy!
hugs
Glenda

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Winter Critter



I have used an image from  Doodle Pantry's  'Winter Critters'  stamp set (released December 2013)  and made a Christmas card  out of it. It is a pre-coloured image  and the 'twigs' are the Hayden Twigs  die cut from Memory Box.  The 'be merry'  sentiment is from an old  Stampin' Up  set called  'Warm Words'.    The   Winter Critters set   contains outline and pre-coloured images   plus digital paper and  sentiments. Previously was a clear stamp that is retired. The stamp set has a Penguin, Husky and a Decorated Tree. I just kinda fell for the husky:O)!

Challenges

1. Send a  Smile 4 Kids - Winter Fun
2. Sweet Stampin Last Minute Christmas (  I made a fun and simple card for a last minute requirement:O)
3. Brown Sugar: #72 Christmas
4. Chocolate, Coffee & Cards: Happy Holidays
5. Crafty Catz #211Anything Goes
6. Crafty Hands #4 Seasons Greetings or Winter
7. Cut it Up: Christmas #34 Use a Die Cut
8. Jo's Scrap Shack: FFC#30 Winter
9. JellyPark Friends Month Long Christmas Challenge
10. Sweet Pea Stampers: It's Cold Outside

Friday, December 13, 2013

Balloon Penquin


Here is simple little card for Christmas and designed it so it will easily meet the postal requirements and NOT cost extra to mail. I am so annoyed at the postal service, they just announced they will be raising the individual cost to mail a letter to $1.00 and if bought in a pack to 85 cents (a 63 cent  increase per stamp)! Not only that but the permanent ones are no longer permanent,  what a farce!  Plus they will  be discontinuing urban mail service to the door and everyone will have to pick up their mail at the community boxes. Image raising the prices to pay for non delivery,  Crown Corporation at it's finest. Well, I feel better getting that off my chest :O)!!

I have used Doodle Pantry's 'Winter Birthday' from the December 2013 release as my image and made a Christmas card (for next year , hence my rant) out of it. It was a pre-coloured image but I played with some of the colours and added a cloudy sky  and a few little punched snowflakes to give it a Christmas feel! The Merry Christmas sentiment is from'Elizabeth Craft designs'and the embossing folder  is Cuttlebugs 'Snowflakes' .

Challenges
.Crafty Girls Challenges #8 Anything Goes
2. Creative Knockouts #15 Tis the Season
3. Cute Card Thursday #299 Christmas Catch Up
4. Crafty Little Fairies: Let it Snow
5. DSR Designs:  Happy DSR Thursday Challenge #100 Anything Goes


Monday, December 9, 2013

Let It Snow - Lexi's Creations Challenge 105



 Lexi's Creations    Challenge #105 Snow. The challenge will run Dec 9th - Dec 21th, 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 group!  


Sponsor:    Our sponsor  this fortnight   is 'Joanna Sheen'  

                                                      Joanna Sheen
Winner will receive a gift certificate  worth £10.00



Card details:
Stamp:Fairy Dust Crafts  'Christmas Tree Pengy';  sentiment from INKADINKADO  'Holiday'  stamp set 2007. Our Daily Bread Designs 'Snowflake Background'
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Nestabilities  Classic Squares; Impressive Obsession Dies DIE024-X (the two large snowflakes) 
Punch: MS snowflakes border punch for the three small snowflakes
Paper:   Stampin' Up   whisper white,pacific point cardstock   
Colour medium: Prismacolor markers
Other:Embossing Powder -heat embossed the horizontal strip, blue circle were punched out from the snowflakes and glued to the card

Challenges 
1. Pile it On: P  is for...... ( I used Penguin)
2. Sweet Pea Stampers: It's Cold Outside
3. That Craft Place: Christmas
4. The Squirrel and the Fox: #58  Summer or Winter
5. Crafty Calendar: Cold and Frosty
6. Send a Smile 4 Kids: Winter Fun
7. Crafty Hands: Seasons Greetings or Winter Theme: 4th Challenge
8. Crafty CAZ: #210 Use 2 or More dies
9. The Corrosive Challenge: #189 Anything Goes
10. Left of Center Creations: LOC #20 Winter or Holidays



Sunday, December 1, 2013

Silly Goose


December 2013 RELEASE   It is   release  time at Doodle Pantry   and Laurie has some wonderful new  digital stamp sets for sale! Please go to the 'Latest Release' section to view them all!    

New  Challenge DPDC#41
CHALLENGE  DATE: Dec1st 1200 Noon EST- Dec 24th 9:00 PM .   The featured  image will be available from Dec 1st to 24th only and can then be purchased online at the Doodle Pantry Shop. DPDC41 featured image is the GOOSE ME stamp set  and will be emailed  free to all who use a Doodle Pantry image.

 All other company images are now allowed, however only those who use a DP images will receive the  featured image digital stamp. All entries entered  are eligible  for the prize. 

I made a 5 X 6 1/2 inch  rectangular card   using the  'Goose  Me' stamp set, just love it!. The bow and his beak I made dimensional.
Note:  The set contains outline  and pre coloured images  plus  digital papers and  sentiments. Previously sold under the Clear Dollar Stamps (CDS) brand and designed by Laurie Wilson.Goose Me (prev. sold by CDS) - Featured product for DPDC41

Card details:
Stamp: Doodle Pantry Digital 'Goose Me'  
Sentiment: same stamp set as above 
Colour medium: Prismacolor Markers  
Die Cuts:  Spellbinders ovals and deckled rectangles;   Memory Box  Savannah Border
Other: ribbon (Three 1/8" ribbons)Creative Knockouts, rhinestones

Placed in the Top 5 picks for the Left of Center Creative Challenge 

Challenges
1. Left of Center Challenge #19 LOC or No People
2. Sister Act Card Challenge:#35 Anything Goes
3. 4 Krafty Girlz Challenge #7: Anything Goes
4. Aud Sentiments: #94 Any Sentiment
5.Crafty Ribbons Challenge #72 Anything goes with Ribbons
6.Creative Knockouts:#13 Tic Tac Toe (stamps, sentiment , dies
7. Baffies Creative Shop:#26 November Challenge Anything Goes
8. Crafters Cafe Challenge #39 Anything Goes
9. Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #195 Cute Critters
10. Inky Impressions: IIC #136 Presents & Gifts

Monday, November 25, 2013

Sammie Snowman


Sammie Snowman from Fairy Dust Crafts (FDC) is one of my  favourite snowmen and I make at least one card every year with this image.. This year it is an easel card and I have used a few new die cuts and some liquid pearls. The background is paper made with shaving cream and re-inkers;see here for tutorial!





My stamping buddy and I sat down a while ago and spent some time making background paper with  shaving cream and re-inkers. Had been quite a while since we had used the technique. We had so much fun making them and the paper smelled so nice! The  dies's are Memory Box's 'Gabriella Border' and for the fence  Impression Obsession Die 034-U. I used Prismacolor markers to colour the image and   pasted an old snowflake found in my stash to provide the means to keep the easel card upright!

 Lexi's Creations    Challenge #104 Christmas. The challenge will run Nov 25th - Dec 7th, 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 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
Challenges
5. Polkadoodles:#47 Inspired by a Christmas Carol  (mine is winter wonderland)

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Christmas Shopping

I made this card a while back, coloured it up at my stamping buddies place one afternoon,   brought it home and framed it, filed it away and then forgot all about it! Chanced upon it the other day and  here it is!

Card details:
Stamp: Bugaboo Stella Christmas - Psycho   sentiment from same stamp set 
Card Stock: Stampin' Up's cardstock 
Papers: Stampin' Up Designer Series Paper 'Be of Good Cheer'
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers; Copic's for the skin
Die Cuts: Spellbinders ovals and deckled rectangles;  Impression Obsession DIE024-X (the snowflakes)
Other:self-stick gem from Glitterazzi; Stickles (messed the stickles up so used Paint Net to fix)

Challenges

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Blue Santa

I created this card using the  Doodle Pantry digital stamp set called 'Jolly  St Nickolas'. The set contains outline  and pre coloured images,  plus  digital papers and  sentiments. All of this is available for less than three dollars ! How great is that:O)! I don't know what happened to my stickles (I used the diamond shaded one, and it came out yellowish; maybe they turn colour over time  sitting in the bottle. All my attempts to fix came to naught so I over layered it with Frosted Lace and it still has the yellow tinge to it. Oh well.....

Doodle Pantry is the proud sponsor of this weeks challenge over at Fab 'n' Funky and the challenge is 'Anything Goes'!  

Don't forget to head over to the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge blog to enter into Challenge #40 (DPDC#40) for a chance to win a $15.00 gift certificate  to spend at their shop and if you use a Doodle Pantry image you will receive a Doodle Pantry free stamp set just for playing along!

Card details:
Stamp: Doodle Pantry Digital 'Jolly St. Nickolas' stamp set  
Sentiment: Stampin' Up   'Petite Pairs'
Colour medium: pre-coloured image to which I added some Copic Flesh tones to give a darker tone
Punch: Martha S border punch to obtain the wee snowflakes, Stampin' Up's tag punches 
Die Cut: Gabriella Border  
Other:   thin blue ribbon, Stampin Up cardstock (brilliant blue, whisper white,  designor paper & shiny grey paper gift from friend(S) don't have the name, half pearl, stickles

Challenges:
1. Through the Craftroom Door:  Nov. 19th - 25th Anything Goes
2. Crafty Sentiments Design: Christmas (follower)
3. Anonymous Stamps:  November Challenge Anything Goes
4. The Crafty Blogger: November 4th Challenge  Christmas
5. Created with Love Challenges: Anything Goes with Papercraft
6. Challenges 4 Everybody:  #33 Anything Goes
7. Great Impressions: November Challenge&More
8 .Scrap & Scribble:  #5 Always Anything Goes
9. One Crazy Stamper: November Challenge Christmas
10. Flat Friends Challenge: Challenge14 Christmas Cards

Monday, November 18, 2013

Snowman Teal


This image is the digital coloured version of an image from Beccy's Place called 'Bearing Gifts'. I coloured over the hat with markers as I wanted a more teal colour. This is a great image and a very easy card to make.   I used the 'non traditional colour' theme.

Card Details:
Stamp: Beccy's Place 'Bearing Gifts'   coloured version- was a freebie when I obtained it.; Stampin' Up's Pretty Petites
Paper: Stampin Up whisper white, tempting turquoise   
Die Cuts: , the ovals frames, the poinsettia, the holly flourish
Punch: Martha Stewart  border snowflake  for the small teal  snowflakes . Stampin Up's Petite Curly Label

Doodle Pantry Sponsors OWH

This  is a reminder post that  Doodle Pantry has joined with  Operation Write Home  for a Fundraiser  and has created two new digital stamp sets for this event! 





Both sets are bundled together for $5.00 and OWH will get 70% of the profits from each sale during Nov 10 - 30. 

On Dec. 1st , the sets will be separated and priced individually, and the fundraiser will end.

This is such a worthy cause and there is a real need for ' missing you '  type cards  for the troops  to send home to their loved ones. Of course the sets can be used for any occasion you see fit!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Stay Cool


Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the Nov 11th Craft Your Passion Challenge with a theme of Just Add Some Doodling! If you have time take a visit and give it a go, should be fun!

Card Recipe
Stamp: Doodle Pantry Digital Stamp Set  Vintage Fan '. The set contains outline  and pre coloured images,  plus  digital papers and  sentiments. This set is 'free with purchase' till Nov 24th, 2013 at the Doodle Pantry Shop.
Sentiment: Doodle Pantry  Digital Stamp Set Vintage Fan
Colour medium: Prismacolour Markers
Punch: oval punch for sentiment
Other: 4 black brads, 3 red half pearls
Techniques:doodling with a combination of  stencils and free hand

I never have doodled much so this was a real challenge and I decided to use some old templates I had with some free hand scribbling and give it a go! The lines behind the fan  should have been in front of the fan depicting the air being blown out but  I determined this too late and as I am to lazy to redo it, just think of it as the air being drawn it. Works for me LOL! I do in an odd way kind of like this attempt at doodling. Thank you Craft Your Passion for a delightful and interesting challenge.

 Enjoy!

Thank You

  
It's a new challenge over at Lexi's Creations and this fortnight  the challenge  is 'Thanks/Thanksgiving'. I chose the theme of Thanks and created a card that I can use to thank anyone from a kind neighbor to a dear family member who has helped out. I like to have some of these on hand so I can give a quick thanks to a kind deed. 


Head on over to Lexi's Creations for all the details and some awesome inspiration by my most talented teamies!

Our sponsor for this challenge is My Heart Pieces! 

Card Details
Stamp: Emily Rose hatter from Little Miss Muffett; Stampin Up's Embrace Life (for the flower)
Card Size: 5in x 6.5in
Die Cuts/Punch:  Spellbinders Shapeabilities Fancy Tags;Heartfelt Creations  Garden Romance Die (the fence)(the Butterflies) Marianne Designs for the  flourishe; Memory Box for the leaves plus  a MS punch'spooky branches which I added to the leaves
Colour Medium: Prismacolor markers; Copioc for the flesh tones

Sunday, November 10, 2013

OWH - Sealed with Love


Operation Write Home Fundraiser - Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the OWH Challenge  this week with a theme of 'Sketch', and a wonderful sketch it is: 

I changed the direction of the sketch but other wise kept it the same.

Doodle Pantry is joining with OWH in a fundraiser for the week of our sponsorship  and for the rest of November. Doodle Pantry has created two new digital stamp sets for this event, a sentiment set and and 'missing you' themed set for all ages. 


Both sets are bundled together for $5.00 and OWH will get 70% of the profits from each sale during Nov 10 - 30. 

On Dec. 1st , the sets will be separated and priced individually, and the fundraiser will end.

This is such a worthy cause and there is a real need for ' missing you '  type cards  for them to send home to their loved ones. Of course the sets can be used for any occasion you see fit!

Card Recipe 
Die Cuts: Memory Box Macarena Corner, Spellbinders deckled rectangles
Punch: daisy flower punch, one hole punch, heart punch
Other: ribbon,round stickles; Stampin Up Whisper White and basic black Cardstock; DT paper from stash
Stamp: Seal image (pre coloured) and 'Missin You' sentiment from the 'With  Heart' stamp set (I merged the sentiment and seal into one image via Paint Net). The sentiment  'Sealed with all my love' from the 'Missing You' stamp set.
The stamp sets come with pre-coloured images and outlines, digital paper, sentiments!

Challenges:

Friday, November 8, 2013

Christmas Popcorn Bear


Isn't this stamp a delight ,makes for a great card to give to a wee one on their first or second Christmas. I think I will be using it for a 'First Christmas' card  this year. I know just the right little sweetie to give it to! A great granddaughter will be getting this one. The card is coloured with Prismacolor markers and the ornaments have been coated with glossy effects to make them shine. I added some Sakura gelly roll sparkle pen to the ribbon  but it is hard to see in the photo. 

Stamp:  Popcorn Bear - Angel Wishes
Paper: Stampin Up
Medium: Prismacolor Markers 
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Nestabilities  'wonky rectangles' 
Other: gell pen, glossy effects, snowflake star  

Monday, November 4, 2013

Have a Little Fun Today



I created this card using the  Doodle Pantry digital stamp set called 'Igloo Fun'. The set contains outline  and pre coloured images,  plus  digital papers and  sentiments. All of this is available for less than three dollars ! How great is that:O)!

Doodle Pantry is the proud sponsor of this weeks challenge over at Digi Sketch Challenge and the challenge is 'Animals'!  

Don't forget to head over to the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge blog to enter into Challenge #40 (DPDC#40) for a chance to win a $15.00 gift certificate  to spend at their shop and if you use a Doodle Pantry image you will receive a Doodle Pantry free stamp set just for playing along!

Card details:
Stamp: Doodle Pantry Digital 'Igloo Fun' stamp set  
Sentiment:  Doodle Pantry Digital 'Igloo Fun' stamp set
Colour medium: Prismacolor Markers and Inkadinkado Blending Chalk
Punch: Martha Stewart snowflake  border edge punch
Die Cut: Imprssion Obsession Die024-X (snowflake)
Other: burlap strip,rhinestones,liquid pearls, Sakura Gelly roll pen, thin black ribbon, Stampin Up paper

Friday, November 1, 2013

Wishing You Piles of Fun

Aaaah some new snowmen to play with, aren't these three great. I think I might have been somewhat like them in my younger days but must say those days are long gone and I have become more and more adverse to snow and all it brings  each winter.  Used to love to ski and be outside, what is about getting older that changes all that, or is it just me :O). I do know I hate driving in it..oh well just enjoy these three, they are adorable!

New release  at Doodle Pantry

RELEASE DATE - Nov 1st ,2013  It is   release  time at Doodle Pantry   and Laurie has some wonderful new  digital stamp sets for sale! Please go to the 'Latest Release' section to view them all!  The stamp Set 'free with purchase" for Nov 1st thru Nov  24th is  ' Vintage Fan'. see Specials!   


New  Challenge DPDC#40
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 ShopDPDC40 featured image is the Snowman Pile Up stamp set and is the image I used in the above card. This stamp set will be emailed  free to all who use a Doodle Pantry image .Be sure and read the challenge rules as they  have changed and other company images are now allowed, however only those who use a DP images will receive the  featured image digital stamp. All entries entered  are eligible  for the prize. 

Card details:
Stamp: Doodle Pantry Digital 'Snowman Pile-Up' stamp set
Sentiment: same stamp set as above 
Colour medium: Prismacolor Markers  

Monday, October 28, 2013

Happy Birthday with Scruffles

What a  sweet little puppy opening his Birthday gift, or maybe he is finishing his wrapping! Either way how exciting! 

My DT Card for Lexi's Creations    Challenge #102 'Happy Birthday'. The challenge will run Oct 28th, 2013 - Nov.9th , 2013. 

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
Little Clairs

Card details:
Stamp:' Happy Birthday Scruffles' digital image from Fairy Dust Crafts Whimsy Stamps ticket  
Punch: Stampin' Up photo corners ;  Stampin' Up Banners;, one hole punch
Colour medium:  Prismacolor  markers .  
Paper: Stampin' Up's Rich Razzelberry, whisper white: DP - stash
The present was made dimensional by  printing image out twice, coloured , cut out and placed ontop of the first  with foam tape

Challenges
1. Challenges 4 Everybody: #32 Anything Goes
2. Scribble & Scrap Blog&Challenge: #4 Always Anything Goes
3.The Corrosive Challenge: #186 Tic Tac Tow I  used the  middle Horizontal row of patterned or die paper, image (stamp or Digi) , Sentiment
4. Little Claire's  Monthly Challenge#38 Childs Birthday
5. Crafty Hands Challenge: Anything Goes
6. Sister Act Challenge #30 Anything Goes
7. Crafty Girls:#4 Anything Goes
8. Paper Crafting Journey-Anything Goes
9.  Rhedd and  Rosie Challenge: Anything Goes - 18th Challenge
10. Perfectly Rustic:#9 Pattern Paper

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

RIP Halloween Card

Well it is close to the night of  Halloween and all sorts of costumed  young ones yelling  'trick or treat'  will be soon be upon us. I remember when my son was younger  the young kids on the street would suddenly appear  all dressed and clutching their treat bags at around 5:00PM. The once quiet street would suddenly become a beehive of activity and then around 8:00 PM stillness would once again descent as all the little ones would be home and excitingly going through their bags.. Older children would trickle in till around 9:00, and then it would be over.Lots of activities went on after that I know,but for us it was a done deal, although we would occasionally have to wipe an egg or two off a car window or something like that, but it was all very tame on our street. As the years went on less and less children  would appear and  now I get less than  half the amount at my door.Times change and so does the culture, parents seem afraid to let their children go door to door and have parties instead. The mall has become very popular too. Hope you like my 'spooky' Halloween card!

Card details:
Stamp: QKR Stampede digital image 
Colour Medium: Prismalcolor Markers
Die Cuts: Memory Box Bare Branch; Cuttlebug 'Creepy';  Spellbinders Nestablilities ovals and scalloped ovals
 Card type: center step

Won a Top 5 Placement Eureka Stamps
Won  a Top Three Placement at Going Grey with Scrap Creations

Challenges:
1. Die Cutting Divas: #138 Halloween
2. Going Grey with Scrape Creations: Halloween
3. Oldie but a Goodie: Spooky - bats and spiders were die cut out last October and used this October
4. Shopping our Stash: #124 Halloween or orange and black 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Pocket Watch


I created this card using the  Doodle Pantry digital stamp set called 'Old Watch'. The set contains outline  and pre coloured images with and without shadows,  plus  digital papers and  sentiments. All of this is available for less than three dollars ! How great is that:O)!

Doodle Pantry is the proud sponsor of this weeks challenge over at Tuesday Morning Sketches and the challenge is this sketch:

  
Wonderful sketch, hope you take a visit to their blog and give it a go! Have fun!

Card details:
Stamp: Doodle Pantry Digital ' Old Watch' stamp set  
Sentiment:  Doodle Pantry Digital ' Old Watch' stamp set
Colour medium: Pre-Coloured image and Stampin Up  'Shara Sand' inkpad for border sponging
Embossing folder:  Cuttlebug 'Diamond Plate'
Other: button with twine, wall paper strip, Stampin Up paper, brads

Monday, October 14, 2013

Halloween Card for Great Granddaughter

                        
Hi all, I am HAPPY to be back crafting for Lexi's Creations after a summer hiatus and here is my card for the October Halloween  challenge; mine is quite traditional and hopefully not very scary as it is meant for a youngster.                                                                                
 Lexi's Creations    Challenge #101 Halloween. The challenge will run Oct 14th - Oct. 26th, 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 group!  

Sponsor:    Our sponsor  this fortnight   is 'Joanna Sheen'  

                                                      Joanna Sheen
Winner will receive a gift certificate  worth £10.00

Card details:
Stamp:'Kitty Kia' from Mo Manning; sentiment from Stampin' Up's 'Best Friends' stamp set.
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Nestabilities   Standard and scalloped circles and their inverted scalloped circles, Memory Box 'Macarena Corner';  Cuttlebug 'Creepy' die cut for the bats. 
Punch: spiderweb double edged border punch
Paper:   Stampin' Up basic black, whisper white,tangerine tango, pumpkin pie cardstock; Designer paper from stash .  
Colour medium: Prismacolor markers, Copic's for the skin (E00,E000,E11)

Won a top 4 Placement Pick for the Kitty Bee Challenge #10
Challenges:
1. Crafty Calendar Challenge for Oct - Halloween
2. Inkspirational Challenges #41 Anything Goes
3. Paper Creators Crafts #15 Dies and/or Punches
4. Sweet Stampin: Halloween
5. Brown Sugar: #63 Anything Goes
6. CraftyCatz: #202 Time for Halloween
7. Card Makin Mamas: CMM75 Yime for Halloween
8. Digi Haven: Halloween
9. Kitty Bee Designs:Aloha Friday #10 Halloween
10. Polkadoodles:week41 Halloween

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Happy Fall - White Pumpkins


I was getting a little tired of the traditional fall colours  so decided to go with white and green, still a fall theme just early fall,not late:O)!  For many years I did not even know there were such things a white pumpkins, thought they were all green which tuned orange as they ripened.  I think the white ones are marvellous and beautiful in their own way.  I wonder if they taste the same, probably so!

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the Oct 10th Creative Knockouts Challenge (previously know as Dutch Dare  Challenge) with a theme of Happy Fall! If you have time take a visit and give it a go!

Card Recipe
Stamp: Doodle Pantry Digital Stamp Set 
Sentiment: Doodle Pantry  
Colour medium: Pre coloured image which I highlighted with a yellow cream marker,  green chalk -  sponged onto the  image background
Die Cut: Spellbinders ' Deckled Rectangles',  scalloped circle and standard circle
Embossing folder: geometric rings by Cuttlebug
Other" white liquid pearls, leaf
Techniques: Dry embossing ; dimensions  - little pumpkin is propped up with dimensional tape

Won a top 3 spot in the Party Time Tuesday Challenge #141

Challenges
1. Addicted to Stamps: #66 Anything Goes
2 .Creative Moments:#27 Anything Goes/Autumn
3. The Crafters Cafe: #32 Favorite Craft item ( for me it is embossing folders)
4. Divas by Designs: 3 or More Layers 
5. The Sisterhood of Crafters: Anything Goes
6. Stamp n Doodle'Embossing wet or dry'
7. Crafty  Sentiments Designs: Anything Goes
8. Creative Craft Challenge:#20 Anything Goes
9. Party Time Tuesday: PTT141 Use Pumpkins
10. Eureka Stamps:#60 Anything Goes


Monday, October 7, 2013

Manger Lamb

Here is a an older image by Laurie Wilson created for 'Clear Dollar Stamps' which has subsequently closed it's shop. Laurie has pre coloured the image and it is now being offered for sale under the Doodle Pantry brand. It is an adorable image for a cute Christmas card and it captures the  awe of the season!

Card details:
Stamp: Doodle Pantry Digital 'Manger Lamb'; Our Daily Bread 'Snowflake Background'
Sentiment: from same stamp set as above
Designer paper: Recollections 'Baby Boy' Stripe
Die Cuts: Spellbinders circles, Marianne designs Collectables COL1330-the deer and star

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Merriest Wishes


New release 

RELEASE DATE - Oct 1st ,2013  It is   release  time at Doodle Pantry   and Laurie has some wonderful new  digital stamp sets for sale! Please go to the 'Latest Release' section to view them all!   The stamp Set 'free with purchase" for Oct 1st thru Oct 24th is  ' Stocking Ants'. see Specials!  This also the stamp I used for the above card!  


New  Challenge DPDC#39
CHALLENGE  DATE: Oct 1st 1200 Noon EST- Oct 24th 9:00 PM .   The featured  image will be available from Oct 1st to 24th only and can then be purchased online at the Doodle Pantry Shop. DPDC3featured image is the Angel Birdie stamp set  and will be emailed  free to all who use a Doodle Pantry image .Be sure and read the challenge rules as they  have changed and other company images are now allowed, however only those who use a DP images will receive the  featured image digital stamp. All entries entered  are eligible  for the prize. 

I made a 5 X 6 1/2 inch  rectangular card   using the new release stamp set 'Stocking Ants'. The ants are  dimensional but you really can't tell from the picture.I used white Flocking for the stocking top cuff.

Card details:
Stamp: Doodle Pantry Digital 'Stocking Ants'  
Sentiment: same stamp set as above 
Colour medium: Prismacolor Markers 
Punch: oval punch used for the sentiment frame, Martha Stewart snowflake border punch for the little red snowflakes
Die Cuts:   Marianne Designs Collectable COL1330 for the trees, Memory Box 'Hayden Twigs'
Other: stickles,flocking

Challenges
1. Craftin Desert Diva's Linky Party #16 _ Anything with a Sentiment
2. Challenges 4 Everybody: #30 Anything Goes
3. Christmas Card Challenge: #4Anything Goes
4. Scribble & Scrap: :2 Always Anything Goes
5. 2 Sisters Challenge:#163 Anything Goes
6. Totally Gorjuss: Traditional Christmas Colours

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Falling Leaves

This card was made using the  Doodle Pantry digital stamp set called 'Dizzy Dachshund' and their digital stamps set 'Lively Leaves'. Using Paint Net I merged three leaves from the Lively Leaves set a with the Dizzy Dachshund image to create the falling leaves effect. Printed out two copies, coloured one and the leaves from the other,which I then cut out and  using foam dimensional tape superimposed them over the others.The two leaves on the left hand side of the card are from Stampin' Up  'Autumn Splendor' rubber stamp set.   The set Dizzy Dachshund  contains outline and pre-coloured images of the dachshund  plus digital paper and  sentiments.I used the outline image and coloured him with Prismacolor Markers. The set Lively Leaves comes in outline version  only  and with sentiments. My camera certainly failed me on taking this photo, IRL everything is much more 'mocha brown' looking and not near so green, something about the colours kept fooling the camera and believe me, I took a lot of shots! The layout is from the 'I Heart Sketches ' #35.

Doodle Pantry is the proud sponsor of this weeks challenge over at Pile it On #39 and the challenge theme is 'Leaves'! Fun challenge, hope you take a visit to their blog and give it a go! Have fun!

Card details:
Stamp: Doodle Pantry Digital ''Dizzy Dachshund' and 'Lively Leaves' stamp set: Stampin Up's 'Autumn Splendor' rubber stamp set 
Sentiment: Doodle Pantry 'Lively Leaves'
Colour medium: Prismacolor Markers,  green chalk -  sponged onto the  image background
 Punch: insect punch brand unknown;