Monday, June 27, 2011

Doodle Pantry Sponsors 'Paper Playtime': Theme Red,White and Blue

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring  the challenge at Paper Playtime this week and the theme is 'red, white and blue'.   I know with July 4th  just around corner  they will probably be expecting something  a little more patriotic than a Christmas kitty-lol.  However, this is my take on red, white and blue. The blue is a very gentle colour  called 'soft sky' by Stampin' UP. Looks somewhat green (to my eyes) until you put something green up against it (which I did) then it becomes blue:o).

If you have time go take a look at (Paper Playtime) and perhaps play along, you could win a Doodle Pantry prize. WooHoo!!!!!

Card Details:
Stamp: Doodle Pantry "Shaggy Cat' digital stamp
Paper: Stampin Up  whisper white, soft sky and real red
Medium: Prismacolor markers, Sakura gell roll pen 'clear star'  for the necklace
Punches: Martha Stewart  Christmas branches,  the large and medium  snowflakes; FISKARS for the  red and blue portion of the snowflake flower (the two bottom layers),
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Classic Scalloped Circles Small' and Marianne Designs Creatables 'Double Frame'
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
Other:  Stickles for the Santa hat, pearls

Challenges entered:
Craft Us Crazy:  #11 red, white and blue and or summer
Die Cuts Dreams Challenge Blog: #92  red, white and blue
Crafty Creations: sparkly 'let it shine'
Sew Many Challenges: #58 dry embossing (my blue background)
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge;  #56 red, white and blue
Stamp Something: red, white and blue
Challenge Up Your Life:  #46 circles

DT Card for Lexi's Creations Challenge #43 A Bugs Life

Sponsor: Letraset -   Win some promarkers
  Letraset is an online store dealing with all things creative (eg: markers, pads, adhesives, tutorials and well go take a look....)

Lexi's Creations Challenge #43 The challenge this fortnight is to create a project using the theme 'a bugs life' Take a quick trip over to  Lexi's site  for all the details . You might want to join in the fun!
The digital stamps on the  card are  from Fairy Dust Crafts .  
Card details:
I have made both bugs and the flower dimensional:
  • mummy bug -  large part of her body and her head scarf
  • baby ladybug- head
  • flower - the complete flower head and the petal mummy bug is holding
Stamp: Mummy Bug and Baby Ladybug from Fairy Dust Crafts
Sentiment:     computer generated
Background stamp; Abstract Floral  from Rubbernecker Stamps 
Medium: Prismacolor markers, ink from Stampin Up 
Dies used: Spellbinders Nestabilities -  Standard Circles and Beaded Circles; Stampin Up beautiful wings
Punches: Martha Stewart -  branches;  various flower punches combined to make one large green and red flower
Embellishments:  small pearls and one small bought flower covered in glitter

Challenges Entered:
Phindy's Place Challenge Blog:#61 going around in crcle circles
Rainbow Lady's challenge #158 : Digi Day
Craft Us Crazy:Challenge 11: red/white/blue  and/or summer
Scrapbook Sisters: challenge #41 anything goes
Art Impressions Stamps: #21 handmade flowers
Daring Cardmakers: something old,something new:  old=  background stamp from  Rubbernecker, have had it for several yearsn and new =  digi stamp from Lexi's Creations
Wags 'n Whispers: Summertime Creations

Friday, June 24, 2011

Summer Day Shy Bear

Well summer 2011 is here after a very wet spring and one horrible winter:) Here is my card  and a picture of my back yard to celebrate it. It was a long time coming..Two robins's had just finished taking a bath and I was trying to capture the moment. Not being that great of a photographer I missed it (did not even come close lol). My garden gets really  lovely around September, just before the frost. So basically I get 3 1/2 months to putter away before fall clean up. I do love those 3 1/2  (sometime 4)  months.

Card details. I used a Shy Bear digital stamp from Squigglefly called  'Bouquet Bear'. I love shy bears and can't believe I have not made a card  with them for quite a long time.
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Lacy Squares',  'Inverted  Squares'
Punches:SU 'Beautiful Wings' for the butterflies, Martha Stewart branch  punch and various daisy punches from Fiskars and Marvy for the flower
Medium: Prismacolor markers

Challenges entered:
Sundays with Crissy: challenge #18 Here Comes the Sun.
Squigglefly:SFC#103 Playing Favorites (shy bear in my case)
Everybody Art Challenge #147 anything goes
Simply Create:#46 Fly with Us
Totally Gorjuss: #84 Flower Power
Whoopsi Daisy:  Pile on the Flowers
Papertake Weekly: here comes the sun
Bearly Mine:#13  summer is here
Bee Crafty (june)  summers here

Monday, June 20, 2011

Baking Ants: Doodle Pantry (DPSTP#3)

New Challenge at Doodle Pantry Blog

 Doodle Pantry Stock The Pantry #3 (DPSTP):  theme: 'Use a Doodle Pantry Image'.  There will be three winners choosen and each will receive 1 free Doodle Pantry product of  a $3.00 value or less! 

Please do go and take a look, if you have no Doodle Pantry image  there are lots of freebies to choose from.

Card details:
Stamp: Digital stamp from a Doodle Pantry set  called 'Baking Ants'
Medium: Prismacolrs Markers
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities
Embossing Folder: SU Textured Impressions
Punches: Sizzix 'Scribbles Swirls' for the flourishes; Martha Stewart branches  and leaves; EK Success Retro Flower punches

Challenges Entered:
Southern Girls Challenge #21: anything goes
Totally Papercrafts Challenge: #71 Die Cuts and Punches- old  ( for an old  forgotton  punch see the inverted circle around the edge of the  light brown background paper.)
The Paper Shelter challenge #18: punches and dies
SarahHurleyChallengeBlog: #43 Handmade Flower Power
SewManyCardschallenge #57: punch it

Monday, June 13, 2011

DT Card for Lexi's Creation Challenge # 42 No Sentiment

Challenge #42

It is time for another challenge at Lexi's CreationsThe challenge this fortnight is to create a project  with 'NO SENTIMENT".   Take a quick trip over to  Lexi's site , you might want to join the fun!

I choose  one of Lexi's wonderful images called 'Ellie Blowing Bubbles' and decided  Ellie would look good in a round easel card. Take a peek at all the lovely work from the multi talented Design Team while there:) 

Card Details:
Medium: Prismacolor markers
Dies Used: Spellbinders Nestabilities  standard circles, small scalloped circles, beaded circles;  and  Marianne Design Creatables frame swirl 116, DBLE, Frame 141
Punch: Martha Stewart leaves, FISKARS flowers punches for the large and medium petals and MARVY 1/2" daisy punch
Embellishments: Recollections Epoxy Stickers, dew drop

Challenges Entered:
Tuesday Throwdown: challenge#52 - use animals
TipTopTuesday: challenge#37 more than one fold
The PixieCottageChallenge: challenge#73 Shape it Up
Stampavie and More: challenge#144 More than a fold: mine has two folds
Do It With Digi's: challenge#12 Animal Magic
Creative Friday:#45 - easel card
Stamp Something: something punched
YourNextStampChallenge#44- seeing shapes

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Morning Glory with Butterflies

Here is another Doodle Pantry image called Morning Glory and it is the second time I have used it. Here is the first one.   This time I combined it with butterflies and a green ribbon.

Card details:
Stamp: digital Doodle Pantry stamp 'Morning Glory'
Paper. SU whisper white,blue wallpaper and scrap DoodlePantry paper from the"Little Frog" set(for the Butterflies)
Punches: SU Beautiful Wings
Dies: Spellbinders 'Labels Twenty'
Other: green satin ribbon, small blue ribbon, small pearls, Butterflies and Bloom sticker.

Challenges entered:
Scrapbook Sisters: challenge 39 : an English country garden
Shelly'sImagesBlog: TTT Show Us What You Got (anything goes)
Totally PaperCrafts:Challenge #70 Summer: I used flowers and butterflies as my summer theme
EasyCraftProjects; challenge #40 photo inspiration: I choose the blue and green colours
CrafterCompanion: challenge #13 Here Comes Summer (monthly)
Bee Crafty: challenge #51 Summers Here! (monthly)
LOTV'S:challenge 100 anything goes

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Metal Babe

Metal Babe is a digital stamp from Kenny K and she reminded me of several of my son's friends (girls) who play 'rock band' (I think that is what it is called). I recall wishing it had never been invented when they were playing it in my family room, but alas, they and the rock band are gone, as is my son and  sometimes I miss even the sound of that music. Only sometimes mind you -lol. Oh well they were and are all good kids. My son just moved out a month ago and I am still going through empty nest syndrome:)

Card details:
Stamp: digital stamp Metal Babe from Kenny K
Paper: always  artichoke, whisper white , real red from SU, wallpaper
Medium: Pismacolor markers
Punches: MS Christmas branches,  Marvel daisy punches ( 1inch  and 1/2 inch punches)
Die Cuts: Spellbinders nestabilities , and Marianne Designs Creatables 'frame swirl'
Embellishments: pearls

Challenges Entered:
Catch the Bug: June Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion: challenge #61 anything goes
Wee Memories: challenge #59 Free for All
Stamp Something: use a digi
Craft Us Crazy: challenge 9 - Remembrance  or  love: mine is remembrance for by gone days

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Turtle Birthday

Doodle Pantry is having a new release today (June5th,2011) and this wonderful turtle is one of the releases.The digital stamp set is called 'Patriotic Turtle' and comes in coloured and non coloured versions. I choose the uncoloured version only because I wanted a little different colour scheme. Doodle Pantry's coloured versions are so wonderful  they are very tempting to use! I also had a new Spellbinders die cut called 'Reverse Wonky' so decided to go with it. Kinda like the end result, makes for a good little boy card.

There is also new challenge at  Doodle Pantry (DPDC#13) which is to use a Doodle Pantry Image and you get a digital stamp set free (Patriotic Turtle see challenge info here). You also have a chance of winning (random selection) a gift certificate to use at the Doodle Pantry shop)

Card details:
Stamp Set: Doodle Pantry Patriotic Turtle (digital)
Paper: Doodle Pantry digital paper from the Patriotic Turtle stamp set, Stampin Up whisper white and ballet blue
Punch: Martha Stewart
Embellishments: brads and two buttons from my mother's button box

Challenges entered:
Ooh la la: challenge #81 Birthday
SISC61: Anything Goes challenge
Papercrafting Journey: anything goes
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge: whateva
Simon Says Stamp: for Fathers Day/Male card - mine is for a male Bday
Sunday with Crissy: here comes the sun ; hope my bright and cheery turtle strolling under clear blue skies qualitifies:)
Birthday Sundaes: challenge #12 Anything Goes Birthday

Friday, June 3, 2011

Doodle Pantry Blog Parade Featuring June 5th Release - Plush Panda

June 5th New Releases
 Welcome to my portion of the   DOODLE PANTRY  blog parade!

 Hope you have enjoyed your hop through our parade so far, I know we  are enjoying your visit. If you have arrived here from Lisa's blog you are right on track:)  If not and you wish to participate, go to the Doodle Pantry Blog which  has all the details and  is the start of the parade.   When finished your visit here at Gilby's Corner  (Glenda)you need to visit Sharon!

There will be five winners!

Note:  you will be required to comment on all blogs participating in the parade, and you must place an entry into the linky at the end of the parade  (see Doodle Pantry Blog).

Please check back at the Doodle Pantry Blog on June 5th for the Doodle Pantry #13 challenge:
  • DPDC#13 - use a Doodle Pantry stamp and receive one stamp free for participating

Stamp Preview: Plush Panda
I choose the Panda from one of the June 5th release  digital stamp sets called 'Plush Panda'. He is the coloured version (comes in both coloured and non coloured) . Isn't he great! The sentiments  'How's it Going'? and 'What a Happy Day' are both from the Plush Panda stamp set.


  Good Luck,  have a great day...

Challenges Entered:
ooh la la Creations: Happy Birthday challenge #81
Digital Tuesday: Animal Friends
PartyTimeTuesday: anything goes
Birthday Sundaes: masculine BDay card
Sweet Stamps: masculine card
Claudia & Company: fancy folds
Scrapbook Sisters: challenge #38 - male