Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Falling Leaves - Autumn Star

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the Crafting for all Seasons challenge and the theme this week  is 'Falling Leaves'!   Challenge start date is Oct 31st, 2012. I used a Doodle Pantry  digital stamp set  called 'Autumn Star' !   This set contains coloured and outline images, digital papers and sentiments.   For this card I used the coloured image and printed it out several times to enable me to give it dimension ( I have three layers, the first is the  full image, the second layer is brown star and narrow yellow greenish leaves  and  the third is the bow) .  

Card Details:
Stamp:  Doodle Pantry's 'Autumn Star'
Paper: Card stock  Stampin' Up 'sChocolate Chip, The paper Company 'Sand';  Designer paper ' DCWV The Four Seasons Stack
 Die Cuts:   Spellbinders Shapeabilities 'Foliage'  Heartfelt Creations  'Belle Rose'; Memory Box 'MacarenaCorner'

Anything Goes Challenges: Anything Goes at Anything Goes
Cards and More: #68 Fall/Halloween - mine is fall
Celebrate the Occasion: #86 Fall
Die Cutting Diva's: #89 Anything Goes
Scrappy Frogs: Fall/Halloween Challenge - mine is fall
2 Sisters Challenge Blog: #115 Halloween or Fall

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

DT Card for LEJ Designs Challenge #27 Anything Goes

This is my  card for LEJ Designs and the theme this week for the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog  is       'Anything Goes'. The challenge runs from Oct 30th  thru Nov.4, 2012.

Sponsors :  The first randomly drawn name will win 4 digi's of their choice from LEJ Designs
                  The second randomly drawn name will win a $12 voucher from   A day for Daisies

The image I choose is from LEJ Designs and is called 'A Pixies Work is Never Done'! I printed the image out twice, coloured and cut out one image   and then   coloured just the pixies from the second image, cut them out and superimposed them upon the first image using dimensional tape. I stamped  the background to give it some interest  and decorated with die cuts and punches. I also added a transparency  circle to the clock face.

Card Details:
Stamp:  A Pixie's Work is Never Done by LEJ Designs; background stamp'Crackle' by Local King Rubber Stamp
Paper: Stampin ' Up's cardstock
Colour Medium: Prismalcolor Markers
Die Cuts & Punches: Marianne Designs branch garden,  Double Frame (LR0141; Spellbinders corners;
  Stampin Up's butterfly

The Crafty Bloggers Network: #4 Anything Goes
Paper Make Up Stamps: #60 Layers
Love to Create: #39 Lots of Layers
Paper Playtime: #87 Anything Goes
Tammy's Scrapin Corner: Anything Goes
Totally Stampalicious: Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy: Punch it Out
Challenges 4 Everybody: #6 Anything Goes

Monday, October 29, 2012

DT Card for Lexi's Creations Challenge #77 - Special Birthday Card



My DT Card for Lexi's Creations    Challenge #77 - Special Birthday Card
The challenge will run  Oct. 29th - Nov.12,2012. .Please join us at Lexi's  I'm so looking forward to seeing your creations  and while there be sure to check out the work by my team mates, they are a very talented bunch!! 

This fortnight we celebrate Lexi's Creations 3rd year of challenges and in honour of this milestone our theme is 'A Special Birthday Card'.  This can include any major birthday that one celebrates and in my case it is the First Birthday of a great granddaughter! Last year in late September a lovely young lady came to stay with us while she waited to give birth.She is  my husbands grandson's partner and the baby had a heart  defect . It so happened that the city we live in had the hospital that could give the child it's best help upon birth. Five weeks later the little babe was born and here it is going on a year later, wow,  the little baby will soon be one year old!  She is thriving and developing normally and with monitoring should lead a normal life.I could not think of any better  birthday to celebrate than her's, what a treasure she is!

Sponsor For This Challenge Is:  My Creative Classroom 
My Creative Classroom is an online arts and crafts learning center. Our interactive and in-depth courses are instructor led and filled with wonderful projects and techniques to help you get the most  out of your supplies. Our Fall Semester is well under way with over 100 classes to choose from. My Creative Classroom has little bit of everything for everyone. We are offering classes on the Circuit, mixed media, rubber stamping, scrapbooking,sewing and more! Don't miss out on some wonderful classes starting this fall.  (Mixed Media to Die for,Holiday Cards, NEW! Mug Rig Madness and All About Ribbon)!

We are exited to be sponsoring LEXI's CREATIONS. You can view our entire class list on our website at My Creative Classroom. You can view classes on our Facebook Page too! One luck winner will receive a free seat to class of their choice....Good Luck! 

Card details:
Stamp:  'Ellie Blowing Bubbles' image from Fairy Dust Crafts   
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Nestabilities -  Standard Circle & Sprightly Sprockets ; Marianne Design Creatables- flourish and  for the tag LR0154,
Punch: Martha Stewart corner punch, EK Sucess 1/2 inch retro flower punch 
Paper:   Stampin' Up   card stock 'Gable Green,Calypso Coral ,Dusty Durango'  
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug 'Spots & Dots 
Colour Medium:  Prismacolor Markers
Other: green brad
1. Challenges for Everybody: #6 Anything Goes
2.Robin's Fetish:#131 Use an embossing folder I used Spots & Dots  for the orange cardstock  in the far background
3.Color Me Creative Challenge #55 Anything with a twist of orange - my image as an orange bow
4. Brown Sugar Challenge: #13 Anything Goes     
5.Lady Anne's Challenges: Friday is Sentiment - Anything Goes   
6.Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge: # 74 Anything Goes           
7.The Poodles Parlour: Anything Goes
8. Stampin for the Week-end: #20 Anything Goes    

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Vampire Halloween Card

I made this  card for our great grandson, hope he likes it. The image is a freebie from Dude Time Doodles and I think is very Halloween looking but kinda silly cute too! I added a banner, some cheese cloth, a cat dimensional sticker, a spider web border and die cut spider! I used a sketch from Sunday Sketch and Stamp Challenge #128, but I have posted too late to enter:O(  LOL!

A&T Emerald Faeries Challenge #34 Anything Goes\
Digital Tuesday: #183 Halloween spooky  -must use a digital element - my image is digital
Papelitos Challenge#17 Halloween!
Party Time Tuesday: PTT91 Trick or Treat
Sassy Cheryl's Digi Stamps: #138 Its Trick or Treat time
Tip Top Tuesday:#88 Halloween
Tuesday Throwdown: #121 Halloween
Daisy Doodles:#70 Halloween
Hooked on Crafts:#25 Halloween

Saturday, October 20, 2012

'Cute Kitten' Halloween Card

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the One Stop Craft Challenge and the theme this week  is 'Anything Goes'!  Challenge start date is Oct 20th, 2012. I used a Doodle Pantry  digital stamp set  called 'Cute Kitten' and I think the kitten is not only cute but displays a bit of poise and a lot of  attitude too!  

I think this is one of my favourite Halloween cards as it is more cute than scary and it is just what I want to send to a great nephew in Ontario.  The cat is from Doodle Pantry and is called 'Cute Kitten'. I printed out the image, coloured it and then cut it out and propped it  on the sentiment frame image. The background paper (which I love) is from 'The Four Seasons paper stack by DCWV. Added a black bow looped around a circle and popped on a dimensional bat and spider. Just so easy peasy!

Card Details:
Stamp:  Doodle Pantry's 'Cute kitten'
Sentiment:   part of the background paper design
Colour medium, Prismacolor markers
Paper: Card stock  Stampin' Up 'basic black;  Designer paper DCWV The Four Seasons Stack
 Die Cuts:   Spellbinders Nestabilities for the round circle cut out holding the ribbon ; Cuttlebug 'Creepy '
Other: simple black bow

1. Cards Galore Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
2. Creatalicious Challenges: Halloween
3.Digi Galore: Halloween
4. Heck of a Challenge: It's a Spooktacular Challenge
5.Ladybug Crafts:#2 Halloween and/or favourite embellishment
6.Sparkles Monthly Challenge: #37 Halloween
7.Unique Crafters: October Challenge trick or treat
8. DL.ART: Thankful Thursday: theme Pumpkin
9.Sassy Studios Designs: DTCST #147 Halloween Spectacular
10:Shelly's Images: Spooky Challenge

Thursday, October 18, 2012

My Brother's Birthday Card

Just to provide some relief from my Halloween cards  here is my brothers birthday card!

For my kid brother's Birthday:  I must say my brother does not remind me of Gus at all except he does love to play golf and is quite good at it! But I am a Gus fan and decided it would work! We celebrated his birthday at the lake and all my lovely siblings were there, more food than you eat and lots of tales of days gone by. Great fun!

Stamp: digital stamp by Bugaboo 'Gus - Golf' sentiment from same stamp set;  
Card Stock: Stampin' Up's marina mist 
Papers: My Mind's Eye Bohemia - Backyard 'My Journey' Stripe/Lime
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers; Copic's for the skin
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles, Spellbinders Shapeabilities 'Grommet Tags'; Marianne Designs Creatables branch LR0150
Punches: Martha Stewart butterfly
Other: twine

DigiStampsForJoy:#53 Anything Goes with a Masculine twist
Stamp n Doodle: Anything Goes
Tanda Stamps (JFF): Tanda teaser #202 Manly
Bearly Mine: #57 Anything Goes
The Crafty Bloggers Network:#4 Anything Goes
Creative Stamp Friends: #62 Men Cards (my 2nd entry)
Fashionista Challenge: #8 Anything Goes
My Grafico Crafts: #138 Anything Goes
Challenge4Everbody: #5 Anything Goes
2 Sisters Challenge: #113 Anything Goes

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

I'm Sorry

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the  Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps challenge and the theme this week  is 'Black & White with some Red or Green'!  Challenge start date is Oct 17th, 2012. I used  two Doodle Pantry  digital stamp sets    'Old Pistol  and  "Cowboy Gear'.   Both  sets contains coloured and outline images, digital papers and sentiments.   For this card I used the hat image from Cowboy Gear  and the pistol and  sentiment   from the Old Pistol set. The black background paper is dry embossed with Cuttlebug's embossing folder 'Diamond Plate' It is really hard to see in the photo.

Note: Old Pistol stamp set is from the Doodle Pantry Oct 1st new release  and is just one of many, to see them all go here!

Card Details:
Stamp:  Doodle Pantry's 'Old Pistol' and 'Cowboy Gear'
Sentiment:   Doodle Pantry's 'Cowboy Gear'
Paper: Card stock  Stampin' Up 's basic black, whisper white,
Punch and Die Cuts:   Martha Stewart Butterfly  punches and Marianne Design Creatables LR0157 for the corner embellishment (used two of them,one in white and one in black)
 Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers
Other: pearls

Bearly-Mine Challenges: Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges: Three-must have the number 3 or 3 of something  I have 3 butterflies
Through the Craftroom Door: Anything Goes
Creative Stamp Friends: #62 Men's Card
My Grafico Challenge: #138 Anything Goes
 Tammy's Scrapin Corner:#32 Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays:#124 Black/White plus Another Colour
CMC Cpic Challenges Group (or any alcohol marker)L#54 A touch of Red (I used Flagstone Red & Tuscan Red)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

DT Card for LEJ Designs - Gothic/Dark

This is my first card for LEJ Designs and the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog this week  has as their theme  'Gothic/Dark'. Now I am no expert whatsoever in Gothic art so bare with me, this is my first attempt.  One thing I can say it was so much fun to make.  I Goggled Gothic art and one picture had all these bare branches looking quite eerie  so I decided to base my card on that feature.Luckily  I  had some graveyard  paper with bare branches  displayed on it.. The branches were purple so I made the gravestone and accessories purple to go with it. I added the corner die cut  in green just for some relief from the other dark colours.   The image is from QKR Stampede who is sponsoring this challenge and isn't it a beaut!I cut the image out by hand and  I shaped the skeleton head up from being level with the tombstone by squeezing the paper into a fold where his neck meets his head, I think it makes it look quite dimensional.  I also added three little ants crawling  on the stone for some more eeriness.  Hope you like my attempt:O)

Card Details:
Stamp: QKR Stampede digital image
Paper: Stampin ' Up's basic black, whisper white card stock  and  K&Company  Haunted Specialty Paper
Colour Medium: Prismalcolor Markers
Die Cuts: Memory Box Madera Corner, Bare Branch; Crealies 'Creative Flower' #CLCF 05
Punch: EZSuccess retro flower 1/2 inch punch
Other: brads, and black rhinestones

Cards by Lady Anne: Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps: Halloween and/or Spooky
Forever Friends: Halloween and/or Autumn
Haunted House Design: HDH 155 R.I.P. - I have a headstone, and if you look closely a  graveyard,and a skeleton
Hooked on Craft Challenges #25 Halloween
There She Goes: TSG177 Fall/Halloween
Victorine Originals:#45 Halloween
Dream Valley Challenges:#43 Halloween
Eclectic Ellapu: Anything Goes
No Matter Which:#3 Halloween Creations or Halloween Colours

Monday, October 15, 2012

DT Card for Lexi's Creations Challenge #76 Halloween

My DT Card for Lexi's Creations    Challenge #76 Halloween. The challenge will run Oct 15th - Oct. 29th, 2012. 

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 bunch!! 

Sponsor:    Our sponsor  this fortnight   is 'Joanna Sheen'  

                                                      Joanna Sheen
Winner will receive a gift certificate  worth £10.00

Card details:
Stamp:'Little Minx' from Fairy Dust Crafts  ; sentiment from Stampin' Up's 'Best Friends' stamp set.
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Nestabilities   Standard and scalloped ovals, Memory Box 'Madera Corner'; Marianne Designs Creatables  'Frames and Swirls' for the Flourishes; Cuttlebug 'Creepy' die cut for the bats. 
Punch:  1" circle punch
Paper:   Stampin' Up basic black, whisper white,tangerine tango cardstock; Designer paper from 
the Bella Amoire Stack .  
Colour medium: Prismacolour markers, Copic's for the skin (E00,E000,E11)

Challenge Up Your Life: #80 Fall, Autumn Halloween, Halloween
Crafty Calendar Challenge: All Things spooky
My Sheri Crafts: #96 Halloween
CardMakinMamas: Time to Get spook
DillyBeans Designers&Friday Challenges: Spooky Girls
PolkaDoodle: Week 41 Halloween
Stampin For The Week-end : #19 Something Spooky
StampinWithTheDragon: Halloween
PixieDust: Full of Fantasy- Mine is a minx with bat wings
Shelly's Images: TTTChallenge -Tic Tac Toe - I used the diagonal line  of The colour orange, Free, and Digi

Friday, October 12, 2012

Quirky Skunk - Happy Halloween

I love this little skunk from Doodle Pantry. I wanted to make a non scary card  and this image seemed to do it for me. I did emboss a spider web background and added two bats and a spider but counter balanced that with three little hearts!  It is for a young child  and wanted the love to show through.

Doodle Pantry is having a sale from Oct 10th thru Oct 16th with 25% off the entire order (not including gift certificates ). You can use the coupon code 254U when you check out  (please go here to get all the details!)

Card details:
Stamp: Doodle Pantry Digital 'Quirky Skunk' stamp set ;  
Sentiment: made by rubber stamping two different sentiment stamps together
 Colour medium: Prismacolor Markers      
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Scalloped Circles. 'Standard Circles';      Cuttlebug 'Creepy'
Punches:  little heart punch from bought a Michael' s ??
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug 'Spiderweb'

Challenges entered:
Aud sentiments:#65 Use a HALLOWEEN sentiment
Crafts and me Challenges:#105 Anything Goes
Paper Pretties Wed.Challenge: PWC227 - Halloween Cards
Simon Says Stamp: Dies and/or Punches
Anything Goes Challenge Blog: #77 Animals
Can You Digi It: Fresh Friday- Creepy and Kooky - my quirky skunk is a bit kooky and the spider and bats are always creepy:O)
Crafty Sentiments: Anything Goes
Papelitos Challenges: #15 Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly: All Creatures Great and Small
TopTipTuesday: Things with Wings

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

GDT for My Crafting Heaven - Poinsettia

I am   delighted to do another  Guest Spot for My Crafting Heaven this time  showcasing the digital stamp 'Poinsettia'.   Christine Gray  sent me an image of  this beautiful flower to post for  her  Oct.10th showcasing  of this image. It is hard to tell but the poinsettia's second and third layers are popped up for dimension.I have seen many lovely different coloured poinsettia's the last few years so I went with a cream coloured one, rather than the traditional scarlet and red.    Christine's wonderful digital stamps  can be found  here at her shop! You can also visit her blog here: My Crafting Heaven.

I posted the bottom picture so you could see the spotted background paper, in the top picture it appears more black like than it really is (although I must admit it is rather hard to see in that photo too).

Card details:
 Digital Stamp'Poinsettia' by Christine Grey from My Crafting Heaven 
 Colour medium: Prismacolor  markers - cream
Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Ink - antique linen
Paper: Stampin' Up whisper white  the Bella Armoire Stack
Die Cuts: Spellbinders  standard circle,   Memory Box 'Quinn Flourish' for the black scallops; Marianne Designs  for the doily
Punch: Martha Stewart     small corner punch for mid sized   snowflake and an edge punch for the small   snowflakes.
Other: lace ribbon  from stash

House that Stamps Built- sketch ends Oct16th
Emerald Faeries Challenge #33 - Flowers
DeepOcean Challenge #36 Anything Goes
Papelitos Challenges #15- Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door #39- Anything Goes
Tuesday Alchemy #35 Anything Goes
The Crafty Bloggers #4 Anything Goes
House of Gill Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs: Anything Goes
 My Grafico Challenge: #138 Anything Goes

Monday, October 1, 2012


New release, New Challenge 

RELEASE DATE - Oct 1st ,2012  It is October release  time at Doodle Pantry   and Laurie has some wonderful new  digital stamp sets for sale  plus  precoloured versions of some  older stamp sets! Please go to the 'Latest Release' section to view them all!

CHALLENGE  DATE: Oct 1st  1200 Noon EST-Oct 24th 9:00 PM .   The featured  image will be available from Oct 1st to 24th only and can then be purchased online at the Doodle Pantry Shop. DPDC28 featured image is the POPPIES stamp set(which I have used for the above card) and will be emailed to all who participate in the challenge!

See Here for :Challenge  DPDC#28

Card details:
Stamp: Doodle Pantry Digital 'Poppies' stamp set ; Local King Rubber Stamp: Garden Party  
Sentiment: from same stamp set as image
 Colour medium: Prismacolor Markers  
Design paper:   from a friend who got it from a magazine
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Beaded Circles'. 'Standard Circles'; Local King Rubber stamp 'Garden Party' matching Die (Dragonfly); Stampin Up's 'Beautiful Wings' (butterflies), Sizzis Birds & Blooms Scallop Circles; Memory Box 'Macarens Corner'; Marianne Designs  Creatables - flourish, 
Punches:  EC Success 1/2" retro flower punch

Challenges entered:
Creative Inspirations paint: Anything Goes
The Crafty Pads Designs: #190 Floral
Speedy Fox and Friends: #127 Circles
Sugar Creek Hollow: #31 Things with wings-my card has an old fashioned look to it (at least I think so and hopefully it will fit into the vintage type catagory, if not  give it a toss:O))
Crafting for all seaons: #36 Things with Wings
Flutterby Wednesday: #207 Open
The Paper Shelter #83 Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspires #51 Anything Goes

DT Card for Lexi's Creations Challenge #75 'Pink'

It's a new challenge over at Lexi's Creations and this fortnight  the challenge  is 'Pink' (breast cancer awareness month)  and you have to use the colour pink as the main colour but it can be used with other colours. The creation does not have to be about breast cancer but of course it can. 

The challenge will run Oct 1st - Oct 14th, 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: My Heart Pieces 'Ankhi' 
 Die Cuts :  Spellbinders Nestabilities -  Deckled rectangles;Marianne Designs Creatables 'Anja Lace' (section of it displayed right side of card under image frame),'Frames & Swirls'  for the flourishes; Memory Box 'Honeysuckle Vine' cut into two  and attached to card.
Punch: Martha Stewart Butterfly and branch punches; EK Sucess 'Retro' small&medium flower punches
Paper: Stampin' Up  garden green, whisper white cardstock;Textura textured card stock (the pink); Designer Paper  Recollections Plaid
Colour Medium: Copics flesh (E11, E00.E000), Blush (R20), Dress (R20,R22,R24) Hair (Y17,Y23,E00)
Other: pink pearls,rhinestones

1. Dream Valley Challenges: #42 Go Pink
2.Joanna Sheen: Down in the Garden
3. One Stitch at a Time: Butterfly's or Buttons
4.A Gem of : a Challenge#56 For the Girls
5. Hiding in My Craftroom: #65 Freestyle
6. Totally Gorgeous: #151 Punch and Die
7.Patties Creations : #53 Anything Goes
8.Pause Dream Enjoy:#39 Faces
9.Stampin for the Week-end: #18 Feeling Floral