Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Lil Hummer's Christmas

Doodle Pantry is the sponsor of the weekly challenge over at Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge   and the sketch is:

 I used a January 2012 release image from a Doodle Pantry's  digital stamp set called 'LIL HUMMER",  I  had decided I wanted to make a Christmas card so I added the Santa Hat  (Doodle Pantry Santa Accessories) to the lil hummer by merging one image on top of the other. Isn't it cute:    Flourishes, snowflake flower and the candy piece were added as an additional bit of bling.  Go take a look at the challenge,  create a project  and maybe win a Doodle Pantry coupon!

Card Details: 
Stamp:  Doodle Pantry's 'LIL HUMMER' and SANTA  ACCESSORIES digital stamp sets.    Sentiment : ticket from Whimsey Stamps 
Colour Medium: Prismascolors markers
Accessories:glitter glue, stickles, pearls, candy from Martha Stewart
Paper: Stampin' Up  cardstock and  Digi Paper from Doodle Pantry 's Minty Digi Paper Pack
Flourish and flower : Spellbinders Shapeabilities 'Symbology' and "Create a Flake or Two'
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Nestabilities  'scalloped oval', inverted Circles

Challenges entered:

MyGraficoChallenges: #120- Tickets anywhere for Someone Special( my Christmas cards only go to 'special' people:)
Christmas Card challenge : week 9  Favorite Technique - colouring with Prismalcolor markers
Dream Valley Challenges: Challenge 24 : Animals - my  2nd entry
PanPastelsUk Challenge Blog:  Glitter and Glitz 
Robyn's Fetish: Make it Sparkle
Sentimental Sundays: Challenge#87 Dry Embossing

Saturday, January 28, 2012


The first time I saw this image I knew I had to make a card using it. I love it and it can be found at Becky's Place, she just has the most marvellous  images!!  The card will go into my box of 'next' year Christmas cards. Both the girl and the poinsettia, are Becky's. The die cut is from Marianne Designs and the gorgeous snowflake paper is from Doodle Pantry's  Blessed Christmas digital stamp set. I used a sketch for this card 

The theme for the card is from Sassy Studios : Dare to be Sassy Thursday Challenge:  make a winter/holiday card using scraps: all the  paper other than the Digital paper and the white card base is left over pieces  of white cardstock, even the pacific point cardstock is a left over.

Delicious Doodles Challenge #11 Winter Wonderland
Jellypark Challenges Winter Wonderfland
Moving Along with the Times #133 Blooming Marvelous - I think my
 three poinsettias are:)
Paper Crafting Journey:Challenge1 - Floral

Friday, January 27, 2012

Happy Birthday - Mark's 23rd!

Happy Birthday! I made this card for my son's 23rd birthday using Doodle Pantry's 'Computer Ants' digital stamp set.  He was never one to turn down a chance to be on the computer and of course, with that came  the  many trips through the years to the computer shops  to see what was wrong with the darn things. Oh the  angst of lost data, mostly game related of course:0). I remember it well!

 I decided these two stamps  would be  ideal for him, although I  should have worked 'got a bug' onto the card as the set  comes with that sentiment and more. The ticket sentiments I did use are from Whimsy Stamps! The small leaves under the button are from a Martha Stewart punch and the larger one is Sizzlits Little Leaves from Stampin' Up.

Don't forget the  new monthly  Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge  #20 will be starting  at noon eastern time on Feb.1st . Chance to win a coupon for use at the Doodle Pantry store and receive a new digi just for participating in the challenge. There is also a new release Feb. 1st. so do drop by the Doodle Pantry site and see the wonderful new digi"s by Laurie Wilson. 

Challenge Entered:
Crafty Ribbons Challenge: #11 love in red and black - well I am sending love  with 'hugs' wishes on a black and red card to my son on his birthday! hope that counts!
Digi Doodle Shop Challenge:  # 92Anything Goes
Digi Stamps 4 Joy: #35 For Boys
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
Celebrate the Occasion #47: Masculine Birthday
Creative Card Crew :#2 Seeing Red
Stamp n Doodle: Include an Animal ( do ants count?? hope so)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Double Dutch Fold Card - Love Snakes

I just discovered this card shape technique and this is my  first attempt at a double dutch fold  card. Think of the possibilities with this one AND it is easy to make. If you are already decorating the inside of your normal cards this will be easy peasy:O)   The image is from Doodle Pantry and is  called ' Love Snakes' and although  I don't much care for the creatures in real life,  I do find these two adorable..  actually I don't like creatures with too many legs or those that don't have any at all - lol.
What a wonderful set and it can be found here at the  Doodle Pantry site.

Note: new Doodle Pantry Challenge  and New release starts Feb. 1st 2012 - be sure to head on over and join the fun! 

Card Details:
Digital Stamp: Doodle Pantry Love Snakes
Sentiment: Rubbernecker Stamps
Papers:  Stampin' Up cardstock and all the Design Papers are from the Doodle Pantry digital set
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Wonkey Squares, Scalloped Circles and Standard circles;   Flourishes from Marianne Designs; Hearts  from Provo Craft
Punch: Martha Stewart

Challenges Entered:
Anything Goes#59: To the One I Love
Everbody Art Challenge#177 :Swirls/Flourishes
Oldie But a Goodie: Have a Heart - must have a heart on project  My cardstock  (Stampin Up Pink Pirouette) used for the card base is more than 6 months old  as is the left over scrap cardstock 'Tempting Turquoise'  that I used for the hearts,flourishes and scalloped circle. The Rubbernecker sentiment is several years old and I think this is the first time used.
Sweet Stamps Blog#51: Love
The Samping Boutique- Challenge #24 Die Cuts
Daisy Doodles Creative challenge#51: anything goes
Forever Friends:Fortnightly challenge-more than one fold -must have an animal on it -hope snakes count?
Paper Creations Ink: Love/Romance  - my 2nd entry
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge: create a Valentine's Day project
Stamp and Create: Monthly Challenge: anything goes

Monday, January 23, 2012

DT Card for Lexi's Creations Challenge #57 - Fancy Folds

                                                                                        It is challenge #57  at 
Josie in a Hat
Lexi's Creations and number two for 2012. Challenge will run   Jan.16th - Jan.28th. The theme this time around is 'Fancy Folds'. Put on your creativity hats and come share with us  your special version of a fancy fold. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

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! 

 I choose the digital stamp 'Josie in a Hat' from the Stamping Bazaar for my image.  She is just such a delightful kitty, I have fallen quite in love with her:0) . To give her the frame she deserved I went with my old  favorite the circle easel card., spruced it up with some designer paper from DVWC called  'The Glitter Stack'. Added a few flourishes, some DIY flowers , a circle birthday sentiment,  a pearl type brad and she was done!

Stamp: The Stamping Bazaar
Sentiment: Doodle Pantry Rounded Wishes
Flourishes: Marianne  Designs, Whimsy  -vines
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Nestabilities: inverted circles, scalloped circles,   classic standard circles
Colour Medium: Prismacolor markers

Challenges Entered:
One Stitch at a Time:#87 Round & Round 
Pan Pastel UK Challenge Blog:#2 Use Two of Something -I used two Marianne design Flourishes on the top circle  and two Whimsey Vines on the bottom circle
Card caravan Challenge#11 - Punches and dies
Pattie's Creations Design: #35 Fancy Folds
Phindys Place #89: Shaped cards
Raise the Bar:#88 Circles
Stampin with the Dragon:#2 Anything Goes

Friday, January 20, 2012

Caterpillar Hugs

Doodle Pantry  Coloured digital stamp set Caterpillar Hugs from the  January 2012 release ( previously released in black outlines only). This is a great image to make a card  to send  to a friend, either just to say hi, or to show your support! We all need hugs every now and then don't we! Would also  make a great  Valentine  image.  The set comes with both a black outline image  which you can colour yourself, or in the pre coloured version which is the one I used.  This set can be found, along with many others at the Doodle Pantry Latest release site , see here:

  lCaterpillar Hug COLOR plus  

Card details;
Stamp: Caterpillar Hugs by Doodle Pantry
Ticket Sentiment: Whimsy Stamps
Paper: Stampin Up' cardstock and digital paper from the Caterpillar Hugs set
Die Cuts: Marianne Designs , Stampin' Up
Flower  Recollections Floral Embellishments

Craft Us Crazy: Valentine/Love and/or Animals
Pixie Dust Studios: We're Going Dotty - use dots on your cards
Shelly's Images: Designers Choice for Terrifically Thrilling Thursday: Anything Goes
Creative Belli Blog:  Fancy Frame   (old embellishments - the flower, have had it for ages)
Fab'n'Funky Challenges #104: Bingo I used the line containing  digi images,flourishes,lots of layers  (I have 5)
Truly Scrumptious:#72 Something Forgotton - the bought flower
Whimsical Designs:Anything Goes Whimsical Wed. Challenge
Crafters Companion:#20 Love is in the air

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Outlaws CFC0115 - My Valentine Bobbie

I have used another  great image from Outlaws CFC by Sandi Huggett  for the challenge over at 'Outlawz' called  Creative Freebie Challenge. The images to be used are from digital  images they have drawn. Entering the challenge enables you to receive the next set of images. Every two weeks they will send you two new images. For  this challenge  I chose the cute little  girl digital stamp called 'My Valentine Bobbie 'and coloured it with Prismacolor markers.  For the layout of the card   I used the sketch from Bugaboo's  Catch the Bug challenge Stella Says Sketch#102. I added additional embellishments but the core of the card is the sketch. 
Note: the floor I made for the image was inspired by a floor I had seen in card by Mindy Baxter She did a marvellous job and I just had to give it a go.Mine did not turn out near what I wanted it to, but decided to live with it :o)

Challenges entered:
Outlaws: CC0115
Bugaboo - Catch the Bug- Stella Says Sketch
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Anything Goes Challenge
Going Grey Scrap-Creations Challenge: Die Cuts I have  used Deckled Rectanges, Scalloped Circle,  Whimsy Stamps  'Vines" flourish
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge #51:  Anything Goes
Get Hippty with Ippity GHWI#13:  it's all about hearts
Hooked on Crafts:#15: Try Something New - creating a wooden floor look on a card
MyGrafico Challenges:  #119 Love and Valentines
Paper Creations Ink: #17 Love/Romance
Scrappers Delights Paper Challenges : anything goes

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Stella - Birthday

 I needed a birthday card for my stamping buddy  and knew it had to be a  Bugaboo digital stamp. This friend loves Stella, Gus and well the whole bugaboo crew:0) Bugaboo has a sketch challenge going on  so I decided to use it too. My only problem is my card got a little too big and I have run out of time to do any changes ( it is 5 1/2 x 6 1/2) - whatever was I thinking).I usually do not go over 5X5  as they  do not then require special shipping  prices.  I think anything over 5 1/2 is non standard.  Anyhow I hope she enjoys it and as she lives down the road so to speak, it does not need to be mailed!

Stamps used: All from Bugaboo - Stella life of the Party, Stella Still Hot,  SShappy Birthday
Colour medium: Prismalcolors Markers
Flourishes: Whimsy vines
Die cut border punch - Martha Stewart
Crystal Effects

Challenges entered:
Bugaboo- Stella Says Sketch Challenge a new bi weekly sketch challenge
Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog #56 - lets Think Hot- well I think I have captured that  in the middle image and the sentiment:)
Phindys Place Challenge Blog: #88 Tic Tac Toe I used die cuts,buttons and embossing (dry embossing on the purple cardstock - swiss dots)
The Poodles Parlour: Button Up - use use buttons
Stampin with the Dragon:  2012 Challenge 1: Frames
Charisma Cardz Challenge #1 Happy 3rd Birthday Charisma

Annabellle Stamps Blog; Anything Goes

Friday, January 13, 2012


I  love this image of a wolf and I think it makes for a great masculine card. I used a new release image from Doodle Pantry (called Wolf) and the sentiment is from their 'Rounded Wishes' stamp set. I actually quite like how it turned out. The BG paper  is from from  K&COMPANY!

Doodle Pantry's Challenge # 19 is still on and all you need to enter is a Doodle Pantry image and for entering the contest you get a free digital stamp called 'Workout Birdie' They have freebies if you need one.. See here for all the details! You also get a change to win a coupon to use at the Doodle Pantry shop. Challenge ends after the 24th of January, 2012.

Challenges entered:
Dutch Dare Card Challenge: DDCC147 - For the Boys
Crafty Creations Challenges: #152 Something New - my wolf digital stamp is new from Doodle Pantry's Jan 1st release
I Break for Challenges: I break for Simple
Bearly- Mine Challenge 26 - Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge: challenge 51 - use your new stash - new digital stamp from Doodle Pantry's Jan. 1st release.
Top Tip  Tuesday: challenge 67 - anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers: No floral embellishments

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Outlaws CFC0101- Duck Decoy

It has been a long time since I have made a bookmark and I was inspired to do this one for three reasons:
  • I needed a project for the Outlaws Creative Freebie Challenge 0101
  • Edwina Brown had made a bookmark with the Duck Decoy on it and I thought  'Oh my hubby (who is an avid reader) would like something like that'
  • I myself was using an old bookmark I had made Oh so many years ago  of my son (he just turned 23) and thought I could use a new one too :)  although I must admit I love the old one too much to get rid of it! So I assume my hubby will get the new one and I will continue to use the old. I am OK with that:)

Aww he was just the cutest thing! good thing he never pays any attention to my blog -lol!

I have used another  great image from Outlaws CFC by Anne Fenton. Sandi Huggett and and Anne Fenton have  joined forces and  started a challenge over at 'Outlawz' called  Creative Freebie Challenge. The images to be used are from digital  images they have drawn. Entering the challenge enables you to receive the next set of images. Every two weeks they will send you two new images. For  this their fourth  challenge  I chose the duck decoy  and coloured it with Prismacolor markers. I framed the image with a Spellbinders  die (deckled rectangles) and for the background I used old left over paper scrapes and die cut cardstock from K&COMPANY.  easy peasy!

Challenges entered:
Outlaws CFC0101- I used the duck decoy digital stamp
Anything Goes Challenge:  anything goes at anything goes
Bearly-Mine Challenge:26: anything goes
Everybody-Art-Challenge: challenge175 - Shabby
Tip Top Tuesday: Challenge #67 Anything Goes
House of Gilli: Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs: challenge 128 - Vintage
Paper Creations Ink: #16: die cut/punches: I have oddles  of pre-cut die cuts and punched out steampunk circles and a leaf.
Pollycraft Monday Challenge:#122 - Anything but a Card - mine is a bookmark
Stamps R Us Challenge Blog: what did you get for Christmas or Anything Goes - Mine is anything goes

Monday, January 9, 2012

DT Card for Lexi's Creations Challenge #56- Baubles Spiral Tree

Lexi's Creations challenge #56- theme 'Anything Goes'  Jan. 9th thru Jan 21st

My New Store :D

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

Apparently I have not yet had enough of Christmas themed cards LOL! I really do need more as I was just about caught short  this year, vowed I would be better prepared next Christmas - we will see.

Card Details:
Stamp: Baubles Spiral Xmas Tree by  FDC;   
Sentiment: Stampin'Up 'It's Snow Time' set
Colour Medium: Prismacolor markers
Dies Used: Spellbinders Nestabilities  'Deckled Rectangles',
Marianne Designs for the flower and   flourish 
Punch: Martha Stewart for the snowflakes and corner punch
Embossing Folder: Divine Swirls
Other: stickles and pearls

Challenges Entered:
Challenge Up Your Life: #60 Bing0 - I used  swirls (flourishes and the design on the dry embossed background paper), pearls(on theflower and on the deckled rectangle), sparkles (on the tree ornaments).
CES Challenge Blog:#67 Anything Goes
 Designed2 Delight: Winter flowers
Frosted Designs: Fabulous Friday Challenge- Cardstock only - no patterned paper
Art Impressions Stamps: #46 Anything goes
Divas by Design: Challenge 17 Merry Christmas
The House that Stamps Built:  Repeat Impressions Sketch Challenge D2811 

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Vintage Phone

Doodle Pantry is the sponsor of the weekly challenge over at 'The One Stop Craft Challenge' and the theme is 'Bingo', just use three items  from the bingo chart.    I used a new release image from  Doodle Pantry's  digital stamp set called "Vintage Phone" for my card.   My career was  in the  telephone/Telecommunications Industry  so it really caught my fancy!     Flourishes were added as an additional bit of bling.  Go take a look at the challenge,  create a project  and maybe win a Doodle Pantry coupon!

Card Details: 
Stamp:  Doodle Pantry's 'Vintage Phone';    Sentiment from the same stamp set; All Night Media  weathered stamp for the inside of the oval  
Accessories: pearls
Paper: Stampin' Up - basic black, whisper white and real red,   Digi Paper from Stamp Tv's Jersey Shore free digital paper called  weathered Boardwalk
Flourish and flower : Marianne designs
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Nestabilities `standard   ovals ' and 'scalloped ovalsl'

Challenges entered:
One Stop Craft Challenge: I used  the BINGO combination of  Flower, Die Cuts, Embossing. You really can't see the embossing on the phone but it is there. I heat embossed to give depth to some of the features on the phone such as the dial, the lower portion of the stand, the speaker and head piece.

Card Makin Mamas: Something NEW - either New Years or something new you just received; The vintage phone stamp  is new Release at Doodle pantry  and this is the first time I have used it!
Delicious DoodlesChallenge #10; All Things new- The vintage phone stamp  is new and this is the first time I have used it!
Fairy Tale Challenge Blog: #32 Something new:  The vintage phone stamp  is new Release at Doodle Pantry and this is the first time I have used it! 
Jellypark Challenges: Old YearSomething Old/New Year Something New: something old- my rubber weathered stamp from Old Night Media i, I have owned it for about three yrs, the vintage phone is brand new
Simply Create:#4 Layers & Layers and MoreLayers (must have at least 2) - I have up eight layers
Cute Card Thursday:#198 What's New - my digital vintage Phone stamp
Rainbow Ladies Challenge: #186 Travel thru Time to 2012 depict something that helped us all get here  - in my case telecommunications and the old time telephone
Crafty Creations #151 : Lets Heat it Up - heat embossing: my vintage phone have heart embossing on it, you just cannot see it very well except IRL
Inky Imressions:  Anything Goes

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Doodle Pantry Quirky Mouse

New release,New Challenge, New Year, Great 50% off Sale! Doodle Pantry's latest release is out, the first for 2012 and there is a wonderful assortment of new images!

RELEASE DATE - Jan 1st ,2012
CHALLENGE  DATE: Jan 1st  11:00 AM- Jan 24th 9:00 PM
50% off SALE: Dec. 29th - Jan. 2nd  

It is January release  day over at Doodle Pantry   and Laurie has 10 new wonderful  digital stamp sets,  plus a precoloured version of one older stamp set called Love Birdies.  I used Quirky Mouse (one of  the  new stamp sets)  for the above card and the sentiment is part of the same set. A little bit of something for everybody in the latest release.  

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

Challenge  DPDC#19   starts Jan 1st and the free digital stamp for entering the challenge is 'Workout Birdie'. NOTE: This stamp is not for sale until after the close of the Jan. Challenge, free to participants only. 

Love Snakes is the January Limited Time FREE with purchase image, just add it to your cart between Jan 1 - 24th. when  placing an order  at Doodle Pantry. You are going to love this love stamp!

Challenges entered:

4Crafty Chicks: Crazy egg Challenge #70 something new
Charisma Cardz : week #50 Anything Goes
DigiDoodle Shop's Challenge: # 88 Anything Goes
My Mum's Craft Shop:#37 Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sister's Card Challenge: #66 Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge : Anything Goes
Tip Top Tuesday: #66 Anything Goes
Pollycraft Monday Challenge: #121 Punch it