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!

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)!


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' .

.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

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 

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