Monday, October 31, 2011

DT Card for Lexi's Creations Challenge #52 Charming

New challenge over at  Lexi’s Creations   with the theme of  'Charming'; challenge will run from Oct 31rd -Nov.12, 2011. I choose to make a Christmas card with a silver candy cane charm as an embellishment. The little fellow  I used as the main image is from 'The Stamping Bazaar' . Isn't he just grand, cute as a button. I coloured him with Prismacolor markers and added some fuzzy flock to his hat. The poinsettia is a digital image from Fairy Dust Crafts  and I loved working with it. It comes in three different section and you just put it together - wonderful! 

Marvin with Candy Cane  from the Stamping Bazaar and Poinsettia from Fairy Dust Design
Flourish: Tim Hotlz "Elegant Flourishes'
Die Cuts: Spellbinders  'Lacy Squares
Design Paper from Stampin Up'

We have two sponsors this week:

 My New Store :D

Sponsor: The Stamping Bazaar

 Head on over to Lexi's Creations for all of the challenge details AND  take a peek at all the lovely work from the multi talented Design Team while there! 

Challenges entered:

The Cutie Pie Challenge:  challenge#4 use a charm
Die Cut Dreams Challenge:  so charming
Forever Friends: bling.bling - must use animal
Catered Crop Linking Party" recipe : I used stripes, Christmas theme, markers,, stripes,die cuts, flock on the hat trim colour green
Dream Valley Challenges: anything goes
One Stitch at a Time:  challenge #86 Christmas 

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Snow Birdies with a Flourish

Doodle Pantry is the sponsor this  October for the Corrosive Challenge Blog and this week (Oct 30th, 2011) the theme is 'With a Flourish', just add some sort of flourish to your project. I need some Christmas cards so I decided to use Doodle Pantry's Birdie Snowman  for my project. I coloured with Prismacolor markers and  used  Stickles for the hat trims which I made dimensional.  The flourish is from  Sizzix and is called 'Scribbles Swirls'. The snowflake  flower was created using  a flower die cut from  Stampin' Up  die cut (for the large petals at  bottom on the flower) called  Birds&Blooms. The second layer is a die cut from Spellbinders "Create a Flake Two', the third layer is from a MS snowflake punch and all are held together with a white flower brad.

Hope you like the little snow birdies:)

Challenges entered:
Corrosive Challenge Blog: Flourishes - mine is DT entry only

A Gem of a Challenge: #33 Cold and Frosty ends Nov 11
Little Clairs Designs #14 Christmas - monthly ends Nov 11
Card Makin' Mamas #32 Die Cuts
Jingle Bells (JB44) not a CREATURE was Stirring Nov 2 - must use a creature
Crimbo Crackers: Challenge 1 - Anything Goes - must be Christmas
Meljen's Designs: Challenge #82 - Christmas


Doodle Pantry is sponsoring Stamps R Us this week (Oct 30th,2011) and the theme is Masculine!  Masculine can be hard sometimes but I figure cattails are a masculine thing as are dragonflies. Butterflies for women, dragonflies for men, anyhow that is what I determined for this card! I quite like this one, it is simple and  I hope gives a sense of calming. Be sure to take the time to visit their blog and hopefully join in the fun!

Stamp: Doodle Pantry digital stamp set  'Cattail Pond'  I actually merged two images together to get the above image. The sentiment is from the same set.
Background paper: the brown textured paper is digital paper  from Stamp TV ;the orange rust paper is Stampin' Up card stock stamped with a  SU rubber background stamp called ' weathered'

Challenges Entered:

 Stamps R Us the theme is Masculine and my entry is a DT entry only.

Come and Get it Challenge: anything goes
Dream Valley Challenges: anything goes
Creative Inspirations Paint: fall
Craft Your Days Away:  challenge 32 Autumn
Sweet Stampin Challenge: anything goes

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Steampunk Vivian

PART4 of the Sassy Steampunk Progressive Relay challenge celebrating Sassy Studios having reached 500 members on their Paper Craft Planet site!  The challenge this time was 'anything goes' using the digital image 'Steampunk Vivian'.
Stamp: - Sassy Studio Designs
Paper:  Stampin' Up basic grey, cajun craze, basic black
Flourishes:   Marianne Designs
Flowers:  handmade using various punches,die cuts 

Thanks for the free images and a whole lot of fun.

Challenges entered:
Sassy Studios Designs: 500 Challenge  #4 - Progressive Relay
One Stop Craft Challenge: no designer paper
One stitch at a time:  #85 emboss it - the grey background paper is dry embossed
Paper Sundaes: #92  Sundae Bar - I used black,flowers and sparkly silver brads (toppings are black, flowers, sparkly and distressing)
Crafts 4 Eternity:  Embellishments Recipe:  use at least one metal embellishment I used silver metal brads (6 of them)
Charisma Cardz :#42 embossing  dry/wet - I used dry embossing on the grey background paper

Friday, October 21, 2011

Steampunk Victoria

PART 3 of the Sassy Steampunk Progressive Relay challenge celebrating having reached 500 members on their Paper Craft Planet site!  The challenge this time was to create a card in a vintage or Victorian style.
Stamp: - Sassy Studio Designs
Paper: free digi paper from the 'Paper Pad Challenge'
Flourishes: Large flourish - Tim Holtz Elegant Flourish; small flourishes from Marianne Designs
Flower:  from 'recollections'

Challenges Entered:Publish Post
Sassy Studios Designs: Progressive relay challenge

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Steampunk Amelia

Time for part 2 of the Sassy Steampunk Progressive Relay challenge celebrating having reached 500 members on their Paper Craft Planet site! I participated in their first challenge by entering a card using a free image called Steampunk Josephine which they had supplied on their challenge blog. By doing so I received another free image called Steampunk Amelia. I created the above card using that free image and in return will receive another free image - yaaay!
The sentiment is from Doodle Pantries digital stamp set 'Parrot Play"
 The background paper is fron 'ThePaper Pad' Challenge (Free Digi Paper)

Challenge entries:

Sassy Studios Design: Celebrating 500 - Sassy Progressive Relay challenge #2
Crafty Cardmakers #54: Cute with a Dark twist - I think this little gal is plenty cute and my background is on the dark side of the colour spectrum! -ends Oct 30th 

Incy Wincy Designs: Recycle  - the silver gizmos on the sentiment and on the girl image portion of the card are from an old watch my stamping buddy had taken apart for the parts - thanks Dawn
The Outlawz - Greetings Challenge October 17 - Everything Goes
The Paper Pad Free Digi Paper challenge: #4 Steampunk - darn too late missed the deadline

UPDATE: Oct 28th,2011 - Top Three Pick from Incy Wincy Designs

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Halloween Birdie Bat - Doodle Pantry Sponsors - Digital Tuesdays

 Doodle Pantry is a sponsor this week for - Digital Tuesday - with the theme of  HAPPY HALLOWEEN ! Another super fun challenge from the folks at Digital Tuesday. Hope mine is 'happy' enough  as I plan to send it to a great grandson  and I certainly don't want to scare him!  Oh well the birdie  is a pretty un-scary ( is there such a word?) bird so it should be OK.   This little bat birdie is from a Doodle Pantry digital stamp set called - you guessed it - Birdie Bat :0), I think he is quite adorable and I chose to colour him with the orange colour of autumn, handsome , handsome I say!   The sentiment is from the same set and the  flying bats are from  a Cuttlebug die set called Creepy. I used prismacolor markers for the birdie and the background pattern paper is from my stash .  This was a fun card to make and I hope the little guy receiving it will think it is a fun card.

Digital Tuesday, DT entry only

Crafty Boots -  Autumn or Halloween (ends 30th Oct)
Creative Stamp Friends -   Halloween (ends 30th Oct)
Hooked on Crafts - Something Spooky (ends 29th Oct)
Paper Creations Ink -  Halloween Theme (ends 31st Oct)
Paper Pretties -  - Halloween  (weekly ends Oct 23?)
The Crazy Challenge CCG #89  Halloween(weekly endsOct 23rd or 24)
There's Magic in the Air: Magical Monday - Halloween Color Challenge (Oct 23rd)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Steampunk Josephine

Ok, I am not steampunk expert and I have no steampunk accessories so I made do with what I do have, forgive me if it does not look very 'punkish':). I really like the image which is a freebie from Sassy Studio Designs and if you make something with it and get it entered before it closes  (which is very shortly) you get another freebie. Such a deal click here for all the details! You could win up to 4 freebies !!!

Challenges entered:
Sassy Studios Design: Celebrating 500 memberships
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #134: You Choose

DT Card for Lexi's Creations Challenge #51 Just a Sentiment

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....) You could win a set of 5 Promarkers

Lexi's Creations Challenge #51The challenge this fortnight is to create a project using the theme 'Just a Sentiment' Take a quick trip over to  Lexi's site  for all the details and  we  would love for you to take part in the fun!

We all have dear friends in our lives, some old, some new and each and everyone is a gift. I just  re-connected with a very old friend who I first met in grade nine. It was such a joy to see her after all these many years. We had graduated together, moved to the  same big city,  lived  as roommates for many years when we  were single and too poor to pay the rent by ourselves, toured  (hitch hiked) the British Ilse's  together ( as as very young adults ) and shared a multitude of memories. Some good ,some bad, but shared none the less. Time brought changes and we grew apart to live our separate lives. We remained in contact usually through  annual letters and cards at Christmas time and the odd phone call. Bless her for those phone calls as this fall  we finally decided to get together.  It is hard to explain how much that meeting meant.  Some people you cherish through a lifetime, she is one such person and until I saw her I did not realize how much I had missed her..

Card Details:
The digital stamp sentiment is from Fairy Dust Crafts  and is called 'the Gift'.    The large flourishes are from the Tim Holtz 'Elegant Flourishes' die cut. The two small butterflies are  from Stampin Up's 'Beautiful Wings' and the larger butterfly is from a MS Punch. The large flower is a dimensional sticker from 'Jolee's boutique'. The flowered circle edge is from MS.


Little Miss Muffet Challenge #20 Girly Girly -my card is truly a feminine one, cannot think of any man who would want it:0) so hope it counts as girly girly.
Fresh Brewed Blog FBC68 - Fancy Folds
Whimsy Stamps - #10 die cuts and or punches   2nd entry
The Stamping Boutique #17  Someone Special
Forever Friends: Use sentiment
Catered Crop FTR23:  follow the recipe - I used pattern  paper ,  a ribbon, punches and die cuts (oct 27)
Sentimental Sundays:  fancy folds plus a sentiment

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Things with Wings

Doodle Pantry is a sponsor this  October (the whole month) for the  Corrosive Challenge Blog  and this week  (Oct 16th) the theme is  Things With Wings .  I chose  this parrot beauty from a Doodle Pantry  digital stamp set  called 'Parrot Play' and  the sentiment  is from the same set. The image is coloured with  Prismacolor markers.  Hope you take the time to visit the challenge site and join in!

 Remember the Doodle Pantry  Blog October Challenge is still on and you get a free DP stamp for participating. The theme is to just use a DP image:     Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge #17 : Oct 5th -Oct 24th, 2011 

Isn't this parrot a handsome dude! You can make him into any colour combo you like because, if you google parrots, you  find they come in all sots of colours and combinations thereof. Great fun to work with!  I decided to make my card using  fall colours only because it seems to be the colours of choice this time of year:0)

Challenges entered:
Corrosive Challenge Blog: Things with Wings - mine is DT entry only

Hanna and Friends: #115 Autumn/Halloween - I  chose autumn  and used the colours of the season
Meljens Designs -  Use a Ribbon   my bow is handmade using a ribbon
Shelly's Images -   Show us your layers (at least four) I have six, seven if you count the dimensional parrot
Crafts and Me Challenges: #56 Orange
Fab'n'Funky Challenge: #94 Crazy for Color - autumn colors
Whimsy  Stamps Challenge Blog: #10  die cuts and/or punches  mine are die cuts and I have used  five die cuts from two different sets
Deep Oceans Challenge: #10 Fall colours

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Yola's Wedding card

I do not make many  wedding cards  but here is  one I made for my niece's wedding . I used the 'garter & bow' digital stamp from 'Just Inklined' as  my main image and decorated the  front with flourishes (marianne designs),  handmade flowers (various punches) and for the hearts (Cuttlebug 'hearts & stamps  die set)

Challenges entered:
Creative Craft Challenges -   Congratulations 1st Week
Crafty Cardmakers -   Anything Goes (ends 16th Oct)
heart Song Inspirations - #53 - Use die cuts and/or sponged background  - I have both
Card Cupids - Use a Decorative Punch of Some Type
ScrapbookSisters - #56  Anything goes
Anything Goes Challenge Blog- use punches , die cuts or both - I have used both
I Did It Creations- #76 Anything Goes

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Purple Passion Fish- Doodle Pantry Challenge #17 & Sponsorship

Wow, I had a hard time with this fish, not the fishes fault, just me. I made him dimensional and then decided to put crystal effects on his eyes. They turned out just terrible, cloudy and full of air pockets, so I tried to remove the gloss from his eye and of course removed the whole eye plus some of his face. I mean, I knew better but some times stupidity takes over:) I finally gave in and printed out a new image, coloured it, removed the dimensional one and replaced it with the above fishy.   Note: nothing on his eyes!!. I have quite a time with crystal effects or glossy accents. Make some ghastly messes..

Doodle Pantry  Blog October Challenge:
Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge #17 : Oct 5th -Oct 24th, 2011 
 The theme this month is ' Use a Doodle Pantry Image'   For playing along and submitting an entry using a Doodle Pantry image, you will get  one  FREE!   (DPDC17 complimentary image is Quirky Penguin) . 

Prize:  e-gift certificate for  a Doodle pantry product.

For more information, click HERE to view the challenge details and prize information and for
Doodle Pantry October Specials click HERE.


Doodle Pantry is a sponsor this  October (the whole month) for the  Corrosive Challenge Blog  and this week the theme is  Purple Passion - Use purple plus one other color.  I chose  this fish cutie  from a DP digital stamp set  called 'Little Betta Fish' and  the sentiment  from their 'Rounded Circles'  set. The image is coloured with  Prismacolor markers and  I used  MS's scary branches punch for the flower leaves hoping it would look like seaweed.  The red background was  crimped to  reflect the movement of water and  I added the pearls for bubbles.   Oh, I added stickles to his body to accent the scales.

Challenges entered.

 Corrosive Challenge Blog:  Purple  plus one other colour :  DT entry only

Monday, October 3, 2011

DT Card for Lexi's Creations Challenge #50 Pink

New challenge over at  Lexi’s Creations   with the theme of  'Pink for the Boobies' ( breast cancer awareness), challenge will run from Oct 3rd -Oct 15th, 2011. Interpret it as you wish, feel free to just  make a pink themed card or a card for breast cancer, it is all good!

 My New Store :D
 Head on over to Lexi's Creations for all of the challenge details AND  take a peek at all the lovely work from the multi talented Design Team while there! 

Card Details:
Stamp: Auri from FDC;   printed the image out twice, coloured them  and cut one out and placed over first image to make her dimensional
For the Cure stamp is from Stamping Boutique (printed and cut out)
Colour Medium: Prismacolor markers
Dies Used: Spellbinders Nestabilities  'Lacy Squares'
 Flowers: Recollections  Mulberry Mini Roses
 Punch:  Martha Stewart

Challenges Entered:
Dream Valley Challenges: #17 Monochromatic
One Stitch at a Time: #82 - Use a digi
My Sheri Crafts: #70 - Think Pink
4Crafty Chicks#57 - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter: #33 - For the Girls
Just Yolie,Just Create: Link Up For Pink

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Autumn Kitty

Here is one of my most favourite digital kittens and this specific stamp is from Doodle Pantry's  'Shaggy Cat'. stamp set . The kitty and chair were coloured with Prismacolor markers and the sentiment is from Doodle Pantry's 'Rounded Wishes'. I think I am fond of kittie images  because my older sister is  a cat lover and  I am always thinking , oh she would like this; I will surprise her one of these days with a box full of them  (cards that is, not kittens-lol!) as I never seem to get them sent.

This card is for the Oct 2 - Cupcake Inspiration Challenge  (picture inspiration of a Chocolate cupcake with white icing,  green and orange leaves on top)  and is being sponsored by Doodle Pantry
My card is a DT only entry and the card is simply to celebrate the challenge. If you can take a trip over to Cupcake Inspiration and join the fun, you could win a Doodle Pantry prize!

Challenges entered:

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge  Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday#184  - Animals
Shelly's Images  - Tic Tac Toe I used flower,digi,button
Inky Impressions - #26- punches or dies
Scrapalicious - C5 - anything goes
Fresh Brewed Coffee:  FBC 66 fall or autumn

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Vintage Globe


It is October  release  day over at Doodle Pantry   and Laurie has six new wonderful  digital stamp sets for sale plus  precoloured versions of two older stamp sets.    I used  Vintage Globe  (one of  the  new stamp sets)  for the above card and the sentiment is part of the same set. This release also contains 3 new Quirky images (turkey, penguin, and owl), a snow birdie and  for those ant lovers   there is  a 'candy cane ants'  stamp set. A little bit of something for everybody.  

To view all of these delightful stamp sets  go here: Doodle Pantry Latest Releases

NOTE: the challenge  DPDC#17 will start Oct 5th and the free 
digital stamp for entering the challenge will be the 'Quirky Penquin'. 

Quirky Turkey is the October Limited Time FREE with purchase image, just add it to your card between Oct 1 - 24th. when  placing an order  at Doodle Pantry. You are going to love this turkey and doesn't the name make you smile:) 

Challenges entered:

Crafts for Eternity: #39 Anything Goes
Stampin with the Dragon:  Fall into Color - use fall colours
Four Crafty Chicks: #57 Anything Goes 
Meljens Design Team&Challenge Blog: challenge #78 - use a circle and a square in the same creation - hope mine counts, I have a globe image in a square frame??
PaperCrafting Journey: PCJ challenge#20 - Die Cuts and/or Punches: I have used both
Crafting for all Seasons Challenge Blog:  #10 - Fall Colours
Digistamps4joy: challenge 28 - anything goes- with a bonus
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges: #63 Anything Goes