Saturday, July 19, 2014

Seahorse Christmas

Christmas with a seahorse,  how exciting that would be, here is my rendition of how it might look like :O)!
Doodle Pantry is the proud sponsor of the challenge at 'Send a Smile 4 Kids' and the Challenge is 'Christmas in July' .

Isn't he a marveLlous creature, he/she can be found at the Doodle Pantry shop (see here).

I merged the Santa Hat  from Doodle Pantry's ' Christmas Accessories'  stamp set) with the seahorse in Paint Net to create a seahorse with a Santa hat. (he does not come with a Santa hat). Coloured him with Prismacolor Markers and   added Stickles to his hat trim.

Card Recipe       6 1/5 x 5 inch card base
Stamp - Doodle Pantry digital stamp 'Carousel Horse'
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug 'Spots and Dots'
Card Stock: Stampin' Up
Markers: Prismacolor
Die cut  -Spellbinders 'Resplendent Rectangles', Elizabeth Dies -'745 Merry Christmas'; Cherry Lynn Designs- 'B148 Holly Flourish', Cherry Lynn                                                                                                Poinsettia

Have a great day!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

My friends

Hi my friends,just to let you know I am basically out of blogging for the next little while, probably till August. This all due to family matters of some urgency. and I will try to do some catch up stuff when I can, if I can. I do have some cards made up and will schedule them for publishing. I do appreciate all your wonderful comments on  my blog and I love visiting your sites, you are all such an inspiration to me. See you later!

Monday, July 7, 2014

In the Garden

Challenge time at  Digi Sketch with a theme of In the Garden.

Doodle Pantry is the proud sponsor of the challenge

 Card Recipe       5 1/5 x 51/2 inch card base
Stamp - Doodle Pantry digital stamp  'Topped with Class' ,Impression Obsessions cover a background stamp 'Butterflies' heat embossed
Sentiment: Stampin'  Up Fabulous Phrases
Card Stock: Stampin' Up
Die cut  - Memory Box   Vivienne Butterfly, Fauntleroy Crest (for the flourishes under the the flower), Spellbinders Oval
Punch -Marvy daisy punches for the flower.I cut the petals to give them an indentation and sponged them with Rose Red ink, dotted them with a markers and joined them together with a brad),

We have been having some  beautiful summer days  and  I sit outside and admire my garden, pick a few weeds, deadhead some flowers and just  soak it all in .There is usually a light breeze and it often rains at night while we sleep. Can it get any better, even the mosquitoes are leaving me alone.

1.Come and Get it Challenges: Cool Things for Summer ( I choose a garden hat)
2.613 Avenue Create #79 Anything Goes with optionto create your own challnge (mine is just the anything goes theme)
3. FairyTale Stampers: #41 Summer plus DT call
4. Pile it On Challenge #27Add Some Flowers
5. Hiding in My Craftroom: #156  Think Summer
6. Suzy Bee's Bloomin'  Challenge Blog:#36 Anything Goes

Lexi's Creations - Black & White Plus One Colour

My DT Card for Lexi's Creations    Challenge #119 'Black, White plus one Colour'. The challenge will run July 7th, 2014 - July 19th , 2014. My splash of colour is beige as the colour must not overwhelm the black and white. 
I debated whether to make the hair dark and add a small heart in pink in the bottom right corner (for my splash) but the hair of the  child this card is destined  for will probably not be dark so made is a light beige colour. Can always darken it if wrong:O)! Will have to ignore it all if the babe is bald:O)!

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

Card details:
Stamp:Mo Manning's 'digital image, sentiment computer generated  
Die Cuts:   Poppystamps 'Mesa Background'
Paper:   Stampin' Up  whisper white, basic black 
Colour medium:  Prismacolor  markers, Copics for the flesh tones   
Other:  ribbon (for the handmade bow)

1. The Corrosive Challenge: #203 Forever Young -something for a baby (mine is a card welcoming it into our marvellous world)
2. Scribble and Scrap:Challenge #22 - Anything Goes
3. Crafting at the Weekend: Challenge #3Anything Goes
4. Time 4 Scrap:Challenge 24 Anything Goes
5. Sister Act Card Challenge:#64 Anything  Goes

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Holly Stag

July,2014 New Release and Challenge at Doodle Pantry!  All the July new release digital stamps sets  can be seen here at the Doodle Pantry  'Latest Release' site.  There are three new stamp sets and two previous retired   stamps from CDS.

  NewChallenge DPDC#48CHALLENGE  DATE: July 3rd 1200 Noon EST- July24th 9:00 PM . 

Temporary Change for DPDC48: There is NO featured product for the July DPDC48 challenge for Doodle Pantry entries, instead there will be a theme of 'Make a Splash' or 'Christmas is Coming' - any digi OK, and there will be THREE randomly selected winners from all entries.  

Card Recipe:
Stamp: Doodle Pantry 'Holly Stag' digital stamp set
Card Stock: Stampin' Up's Whisper White,  Garden Green
Die Cuts:  Stampin' Ups Banners,Elizabeth craft designs 'Merry Christmas' die; Memory Box 'Precious Snowflakes' (I cut the bow from the snowflake and used only the snowflake)
Colour : pre-coloured image
 Other: red half pearls, Stickles