Sunday, January 26, 2014

Elephant Valentine

Ahhhh my Elephant Valentine, what a handsome fellow he is and hopefully he will  make some little grand nephew of mine happy. I think I will include a little gift in it!    Doodle Pantry is the proud sponsor of this weeks challenge over at the Pile It On Challenge Blog. The theme this week is  Animals!  

 Please take time to visit their blog and join in the fun! 

Card Recipe
Sentiment: Stampin Up
Colour medium:Prismacolor Markers
Paper: Stampin' up card stock, Designer paper -DCWV The Glitter Stack
Die Cut: Cuttlebug Hearts and Stamps;   grass die cut
Punch: 1  1/2" circle punch by Marvy; Stampin' Up Scallop Circle punch 
Embossing Folder: Stampin' Up's Fancy Fan

1. Brown Sugar: #78 Embossing (large red frame in the background is dry embossed)
2. Sister Act Card Challenge: #41 Anything Goes
3. Animal Friends Challenge #10 January - Punches and Dies
4. Cards Galore Encore Challenge: #1 Anything Goes
5. Crafts and Me Challenge: #144 Use a Heart
6. Kreativeinkauf: #11 Hearts
7. The Stamping Boutique :2 Valentines
8. 4 Crafty Chicks: #178 Bling (I have 6 rhinestones)
9. Delightful Challenges: Weekly Challenge - You Have My Heart
10. Divas By Design: Anything Goes

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Valentine Lamb

I fell in love with this image and couldn't wait to use it, I thought it would make a great card for one of my great niece's. The image is from the Doodle Pantry digital stamp set "Loving Critters'. This stamp set was previously sold by CDS and is a Laurie Wilson creation! I used Spellbinders for the die cut image frames and a Memory Box die Fabulous Phlox  for the leaves (barely visible under the flower). The background was heat embossed and the card stock is  Stampin' Ups chocolate  chip, rose red and pink pirouette, and the designer paper is from DCWV The Glitter Stack. The ribbon came from my stamping buddy Dawn's stash and the flower and heart pearls were from mine!  The image is I used is  pre coloured but the stamp set comes with both coloured  and non coloured images,sentiments and digital paper!

Doodle Pantry is the proud sponsor of this weeks challenge#233 over at the Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge   

   'Sketch #199  

 Please take time and visit their blog and join in the fun!

Placed Top Three at Craft Creations!!

1. Artistic Inspirations #75 Use Ribbon/Anything Goes
2. Card Mania: CMC#38 Anything Goes
3. Eureka Stamps: #73 Your 3 Favourite Embellishments ( half pearls,flower, ribbon)
4. My Craft Creations:  Anything Goes
5. Whoopsi Daisy Challenge: Tic Tac Toe (diagonal line- flowers/ribbon/embosssing)
6. 613 Avenue Create #55 Anything Goes/with optional twist 
7. Scribble and Scrap #10 Always Anything Goes
8. My Time to Craft:#231 All About the Love
9 .CraftitudPaper Crafting With Attitude #56 Anything Goes or Ribbon and Pearls
10. Fairy Tale Challenge #85 Bows

Monday, January 20, 2014

Sugar and Spice Lexi's Creations Challenge 108

Lexi's Creations Challenge #108 Fancy Folds

The challenge is anything goes and I chose an easel card with a Mo Manning image and a FDC (Fairy Dust Crafts) sentiment. Love both the image and sentiment, I think they make a perfect match. It is a Birthday card for our great granddaughter who turns 2 and who I think looks a bit like her, the same soft  blond run away hair, the toddling feet and both cute as a button :)! Aren't die cuts wonderful, they make the most lovely embellishments. This was fun card to make!

Our Sponsor this week is 'My Heart Pieces'
     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!! 

Card details:
Stamps: Fairy Dust Crafts   'Sugar n' Spice' sentiment;  Mo Manning  'Walker'
Colour Medium: Copics for the flesh and Prismacolour Markers
Die Cuts: Spellbinders  Nesatabilities Classic Squares's ' and A2 Matting Basics;Marianne designs flower dies;Magnolia Doohickeys butterflies: Cottage Cutz Ivy; large flower& butterfly die, not sure?  
Punch: Marvy flower pinch 1" and  1/2"
Other:white and pink half pearls

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Teddy Time

Love this Vintage bear image from Doodle Pantry and I am pleased with this Birthday Card  I made. A lot of that has to do with the marvellous sketch I used from the "Little Miss Muffet' challenge #76 (see here)! I also fell in love with  these papers I found languishing in my stash:O)! Oh and I even used some Creamy Carmel  paper  (discontinued from Stampin Up and  hoarded in my stash it as it is one of my favourite colours in the brown tones). I coloured with Copics and used a Doodle Pantry sentiment from another stamp set ( 'Oh So Sweet Mice')! The flower was from my stash and the leaves are from a Spellbinders die cut  called "Foliage".

Doodle Pantry is the proud sponsor of this weeks challenge over at "Send a Smile 4 Kids" and the challenge is 'Anything Goes'!  Please take time and visit their blog and perhaps join in the fun!

1. Brown Sugar Challenge: #77 Anything Goes
2. Sister Act Card Challenge: #40 Anything Goes
3. Stampin for the Weekend: Happy Birthday
4. Wags and Whiskers: #120 Anything Goes
5. 4 Krafty Girlz: # 9 Anything Goes
6. Sassy Studio Design: DTBST #212Shabby Chic or Vintage
7. Cards Galore: #1 Anything Goes
8. Seemacrafts: January Challenge Anything Goes
9. The Crafting Cafe: Anything Goes
10: Little Miss Muffet Challenge #76 Sketch

Monday, January 13, 2014

Happy Birthday Wishes

This the card I made for my son's Birthday. The image so reminded me of his teenage years  when he would get so involved in the moment! He is still like that but calms it down a bit, and he and his friends still have video game tournaments for his birthday and still practice ahead of time, so a lot hasn't changed. They are now 25 and 26 year old's.  This will be my son's 25th and it is so hard to believe how fast the time traveled since his birth.  There is no way he can be that old and yet he is:O)! Love him dearly!

Card details:
Stamp: Kenny K
Sentiment: Stampin Up
Card Stock : Stampin Up Old Olive and Pacific Point
Designer paper Stampin Up 'International Bazaar'
Colour Mediuim: Prismacolour Markers and Copics for the flesh tones
Other: Buttons from stash, ribbon from stash, twine, burlap
Note: Not my layout. I had seen  a sketch , wrote it down, created the card and when it came time to post couldn't find the note that said what sketch it was.

1.Challenges 4 Everybody: #37 Anything Goes
2.Dream Valley Challenges: #73 Boys/Men
3.Pile it On: #2 Holiday's/Celebrations
4.Allsorts: #241 Ribbons but no Bows
5.Crafty Calendar: Let's Celebrate
6.Digii Designs: Time to Celebrate
7. Totally Gorgeous: #218 Manly
8. Card Makin Mama's :#78 Anything Goes
9. Jo's Scrap Shack: FFC#32 Anything Goes
10. Stampin with the Dragon: Anything Goes

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Heartful Heart

I created this card using the Doodle Pantry digital stamp set called 'Heartful Heart'. The set contains outline and pre coloured images, plus digital papers and sentiments.
Doodle Pantry is the proud sponsor of this weeks challenge over at Through the Craftroom Door and the challenge is 'Anything Goes'!  Please take time and visit their blog and perhaps join in the fun!

Card details:
Stamp: Doodle Pantry Digital 'Heartful Heart' stamp set ; Stampin Up background stamp used on two of the hearts to give them some texture 
Sentiment: Stampin Up
Colour medium:Prismacolor Markers
Paper: Stampin up Bermuda Bay card stock, Designer paper -BOBunny 
Die Cut: Stampin Up  Embosslits 'Scalloped Heart of Hearts;; Cuttlebug Hearts and Stamps ; Memory Box 'Fauntleroy Crest' with the middle cut off and only the ends used to embellish  the sentiment; Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Resplendent Rectangles's for the sentiment frame

8. A Creative Romance: Something New  (sentiment frame - Spellbinders die cut Resplendent Rectangles -New)

Monday, January 6, 2014

Girl In Blue Lexi's Creations Challenge #107

Lexi's Creations Challenge # 107

It's a new challenge over at Lexi's Creations and this fortnight  the challenge  is 'Anything Goes' so use your imagination and show us what you got!

The challenge will run Jan 6th - Jan18th, 2012.   I'm so looking forward to seeing your creations so please head on over to Lexi's Creations for all the details and some awesome inspiration  from my most talented teamies!

The Sponsor for this challenge is 'My Heart Pieces

Card details:
 Stamp: Bestie - freebie when I got it
 Die Cuts :  Spellbinders Nestabilities     
Colour Medium: Copics flesh (E11, E00.E000), Blush (R20),  and Prismacolor Markers
Embossing Folder: D'Vine Swirl
Other: white half pearls , heart brads, bakers twine, bow

Won Draw at Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge

1. Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge: #10 Anything Goes
2. Totally Gorgeous: #27 Ribbon
3. Brown Sugar #75 Use ribbon or twine
4. Card Makin' Mamas: CMM78 Anything Goes
5. Crafty Hands Anything Goes - 5th Challenge
6. Delicious Doodles #69 Layer Up propped up by dimensional tape is the bow on the image  head and the image frame)
7. Digitally Sweet #69 Anything Goes (My image is digital)
8. Polkadoodles: Digi Chooseday Week 11 Challenge - Anything Goes
9. Simply Create Too:#52 Anything Goes
10. Sweet Pea Stampers: Anything Goes

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

It's A Happy Day

My colour choices on this turned out rather bland but I do like it  and because it is for a young lad  I kept the embellishments to a minimum! I do love the image and I made the ice cream cone dimensional so IRL it does have some 'pop' to it. This fab image is from the Jan 2014 release at DoodlePantry, see here for all the new images. This stamp set comes with pre-coloured images, outlines you can colour yourself, digital papers and sentiments!

New  Challenge DPDC#42
CHALLENGE  DATE: Jan1st 1200 Noon EST- Jan 24th 9:00 PM .   The featured  image will be available from Jan 1st to 24th only and can then be purchased online at the Doodle Pantry Shop. DPDC42 featured image is the Heart On Fire 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. 

Card Recipe:
Stamp: Doodle Pantry 'So Sweet Mice'
Sentiment: Doodle Pantry 'So Sweet Mice'
Card Stock: Stampin Up 'Night of Navy' and the brown from stash
Designer Paper: Stampin Up
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug Happy Birthday
Die Cuts: Spellbinders circles
Punch: bought at garage sale
Other: brads, rhinestones
Sketch: Stamp & Fun #183

1. Bearly Mine #117 Anything Goes
2. Stamps & Fun = Creativity: #183 Sketch
3. Creative Craft Challenge: #26 Anything Goes
4. Creative Card Crew:#52 Anything Goes
5. Shopping Our Stash: #132 Use the Last of Something - the brown cardstock,  1/2 sheet left and I used it on this card
6.Crafting from the Heart: #3 Anything Goes
7. Paper Make Up Stamps Blog: Digi Makeover Challenge #121 Anything Goes
8.Kaboodle Doodles:#204 Anything Goes
9. Melonheadz Friends: Anything Goes
10. Stamp & Create: December Challenge Anything Goes