Monday, August 26, 2013


 Time to try my hand at something I am not well versed in, making an ATC (artist trading card). These measure 2 1/2 x 3 1/2  soare  quite small to what I am used to.  I made a double pocket card  so I had  a spot to place the ATC in , plus  some money or gift card! This will be going to one of my great nieces for a Halloween treat. The image is part of a Doodle Pantry digital stamp set called 'Pumpkin Peeps' . The set contains another pumpkin peep  and it is an adorable piggy instead of a panda.  You also receive  digital papers and  sentiments.

Doodle Pantry is the proud sponsor of this weeks challenge over at Incy Wincy Designs and the challenge is to create an ATC. Fun challenge, hope you take a visit to their blog and give it a go! Have fun!

Card details:
Stamp: Doodle Pantry Digital ' Pumpkin Peeps' stamp set  
Sentiment:Stampin' Up 'Pretty Petites' sentiment
Colour medium: Prismacolor Markers
Card stock:   Stampin' Up's  whisper white,tangerine tango,basic black and additional paper from  stash  
 Die Cuts: Cuttlebug Hearts & Stamps
Punch: Martha Stewart border edge, Stampin' Up Pretty Petites punch
Embossing folder:  Cuttlebug 'Distressed Stripes"
Other - Ribbon,brads, button, half pearls , self adhesive bling stones

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Be Merry

I created this card for two reasons,  I want to enter the challenge at 'Beccy's Place' and  I need Christmas  cards, how is that for  incentive :O).The snowman is  a darling image from Beccy's  called 'Snowman with Ornament";   using  Paint Net I brought the image  in  as a JPEG and brought him again as a PNG, turned him  around so he was facing the first one and I had my twins! Printed the image out and coloured them slightly differently with Prismacolor Markers and added some sparkle. I  created a white on white background with red border, added some snowflakes  and I was done . Aren't they adorable.

4. Jingle Bells" Christmas Tic Tac Toe Snowman, glitter, dry embossing  

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Elf of Joy

Just getting ahead on my Christmas Cards even though I feel August is no time to be thinking of such things,   I also know it will be upon me before I know it.  :O) This cute little image is by 'Beary Wishes and I used the pre coloured version( it can also be found in outlines).  I did toy with the  face colour a bit as it came out fairly light on my printer. 

Card Details:
Stamp: Beary Wishes digital stamp 'Elf of Joy'
Paper: Stampin Up's Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler;  the green from stash
Design paper: Stampin' Up 'Merry Moments'
Punch:  Martha Stewart small green snowflake
Die Cuts:Spellbinders Shapeabilities 'Create and Flake or Two'
Embossing Folder: CuttleBug 'Snowflakes'
Other:  rhinestones,brads, buttons, ribbon bow

1. Sketch: Tuesday Morning Sketches #211

Friday, August 16, 2013

Picnic Ants

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring this weeks Chocolate, Coffee & Cards  challenge  and the theme is 'Sweet Treats'!  I do hope you take a look and decide to participate and I do hope apples are considered a sweet treat, if not I bet there is some wonderful apple pie packed in there somewhere- I had thought the theme was 'food' - Oh well foolish me :O).  I used a Doodle Pantry August new release image called 'Picnic Ants' . Now ants at a picnic are never a desired companion but these guys are just having sooo much fun you have to forgive them!!  The sentiment is from an older Doodle Pantry stamp set and was framed with a Spellbinders die cut circle and a circle punch. This stamp set contains coloured images, outlines ,digital papers and sentiments.The die cut used to cut out the the image is from  Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Deckled Rectangles'.  I used  a Marianne Designs die cut for the butterfly and Stampin Up 's  'Square Lattice' embossing folder to provide background texture (also used it for the blue horizontal strip).  The final touches of   twine and blue rhinestones completed the card!

1.As You Like It Challenge: #8 Favourite Ribbon or Twine and Why! - I love  bakers twine  simply because it gives an informal take to a card which needs something but you want it to be casual!
2. Aud Sentiments:#87 Anything but a Birthday Card with sentiment
3. Crafty Ribbons: #57 Use 3 of Something (I have 3 rhinestones)
4. Cards Galore: August BINGO - I used diagonal line of Embossing, Die Cuts & Sentiments
5. Crafting by Designs: Anything Goes with A Day for Daisies
6. The Perfect Sentiment:PSC87 The Great Outdoors
7. Whimsical Designs: BINGO -I used  horizontal bottom line of Twine, emboss & stamp
8. Crafty Sentiments Designs: Dies & Punches (sentiment circles punched & butterfly and image map die cut!)
9. Cuttlebug mania: Anything Goes - embossing ( I used embossing folder  'Square Lattice' from Stampin' Up. Die cuts from Marianne Designs - the butterfly & Spellbinders 'Deckled rectangles)
10. Tip Top Tuesday: #107 Embossing

Monday, August 12, 2013

Back to School

I  need a few back to school cards  for some youngsters  in my extended family, so when I saw this darling image on another site I fell in love and bought the stamp!I know he has a grad hat on but I interpreted that as the goal not the present!! ( See Angels Creative World and Sassy and Southern  for the two inspirational examples that caught my eye ).   The stamp is by Digi Stamp 4 Joy and is called  'Book Worm'. I used Stampin Up card stock and coloured with Prismacolor Markers. The sentiment is mine and the embellishment is Recollections Epoxy Stickers. The background embossing folder is  Stampin Up's 'Stripes'. Pretty 'easy peasy' card and just what a second grade boy  would like, at least that is my take:O)!!

1. 613 Avenue Create: #42 Anything Goes with Optional Twist - School Supplies do books count as supplies!
2. Challenges 4 Everybody: #26 Anything Goes
3. Creative Inspirations Paint: Back to School
4. One Stitch at a Time: #176 use a digi
5. Crazy 4 Challenges: C4C198 Back to School
6.Kitty Bee Designs: Aloha Friday Challenge #5 School
7. Pattie's Creations: week1 Embossing any type
8. Sweet Pea Stampers: Embossing Wet or Dry or Both - mine is dry
9. Brown Sugar Challenge #54 Anything Goes
10. Crafting Musketeers: #4 Sketch - this was the sketch I used as my inspiration;  my card is not identical but hopefully close enough,

Friday, August 9, 2013


Doodle Pantry is sponsoring this week's Sister Act Card Challenge  with the theme 'anything goes' !   Can't wait to see what everybody  comes up with.   I do hope you take a look and decide to participate.  I used a new August release image  from the Doodle Pantry stamp set called 'Magnolia'.

Card details:
Stamp 1:Magnolia- new stamp Aug 1st release. This fabulous stamp set is 'free with purchase' at the Doodle Pantry Shop from Aug.1st thru Aug. 24th, 2013. See here for details!
Stamp 2. Stampin Up background stamp Floral' used for the heat embossed large square in the far back.
Magnolia - Free with purchase Aug 1-24 only
Card stock:   Stampin' Up  
DP:  none
Die Cuts: Marianne Designs (fancy white circle beneath the Spellbinders Nestabilities Beaded Circle, Stampin Up  Sizix Birds & Blooms  Flower pieces, Cuttlebug Hearts & Stamps
Punch: Martha Stewart branch punch
Embossing Folders:Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, Stampin Up 'Modern Mosaic'  
Other: brads, embossing powder. ribbon,pop dots, stickles for the flower centre and
highlighting the petals
Techniques: Dry and heat embossing; dimensions
Sketch: Bearly Mine Challenge #97 - Closed

1. Crafty Ribbons: #56 Anything Goes with Ribbon
2. Delightful Challenges: Make it Pop  (My magnolia flower is cut out three times and popped up;  the three flowers used as embellishments are adhered to the card with pop dots)
3. Sarah Hurley: #83 texture & dimension (My magnolia flower is cut out three times and popped up;  the three flowers used as embellishments are adhered to the card with pop dots and for texture I have both heat & dry embossed background papers)
4. Crafts and Me: #139 Anything Goes
5. Crafty Creations: #234 Texture  (heat and dry embossed my background paper)
6. Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge: #139 Dry embossing
7. Stamp and Doodles: Anything Goes
8. Whimsical Designs: Anything Goes
9.  Bearly-Mine: #98 Tic Tac Toe: I used diagonal line of Hearts, Circles, Digi Image
10. Going Grey with Scrape-Creations: Anything Goes

Sunday, August 4, 2013


Doodle Pantry is sponsoring this weeks Operation Write Home sketch challenge  and a wonderful sketch it is!  I do hope you take a look and decide to participate.  I used a pre coloured  image from an older   Doodle Pantry  stamp set called 'Peaches and Huckleberries Col'. I love peaches, they are my absolute favourite fruit!It seems to me that they are less fuzzy than they used to be and not quite as juicy. This could just be all in my head or maybe in my older taste buds:O) The sentiment is from the same stamp set. This stamp set contains coloured images, outlines ,digital papers and sentiments.The die cuts used  to frame the peaches and the sentiment are Spellbinders Nestabilities. I used  a Memory Box die cut "Honeysuckle Vine for the vertical strip on the left..  The background was embossed with embossing folders for texture and interest .


Won a Top # placement for this card from Creative Corner challenges!

1. Card & Scraps: #59 Anything Goes
2. Cards Galore:  August Bingo Challenge - I used diagonal line  sentiments, die cuts and embossing
3. Sparkles Monthly Challenges: #46 Autumn Colours
4. The Crafters Cafe: #22 Anything Goes
5. Card Crafters Circle: #86 Dotty for Spots
6. Creative Corner: Polka Dots
7. Delicious Doodles: #47 Anything Goes
8. Sweet Pea Stampers: Embossing Wet or Dry or Both
9. Sister Act Card Challenge:#18 Anything Goes

Thursday, August 1, 2013


New release 

RELEASE DATE - Aug 1st ,2013  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!   The stamp Set 'free with purchase" for Aug 1st thru Aug 24th is  ' Magnolia'. see Specials!  There will also be a release of two older stamp sets as coloured versions !

New  Challenge DPDC#37
CHALLENGE  DATE: Aug 1st 1200 Noon EST- Aug 24th 9:00 PM .   The featured  image will be available from Aug 1st to 24th only and can then be purchased online at the Doodle Pantry Shop. DPDC3featured image is the Pumpkin Peeps stamp set  and will be emailed  free to all who participate in the challenge!  

I made a 5 1/4'' inch  square card   using the new release stamp set 'Lemons & Blueberries' and as you can see I choose the blueberries image to work with. Reason - blueberry picking season will soon be drawing to close where I live and thought a card in their honour was appropriate:O) Is there any berry pie that is as tasty as a blueberry one (well maybe a Saskatoon pie  composed of those wonderful berries we are picking now. We picked enough Saskatoons yesterday to make 8 pies.). The good earth does provide us with multiple deliciousness doesn't it!

Card details:
Stamp: Doodle Pantry Digital 'Lemon & Blueberries' stamp set  
Sentiment: same stamp set as above 
Colour medium: Prismacolor Markers 
Punch:Martha Stewart for the branches
Die Cuts:  Spellbinders circle, scalloped circle,  inverted scalloped circle, Foliage; Heartfelt Creations 'Garden Romance' for the bird;
Other: rhinestones, flower 

Won the random draw from the Digi Sketch Challenge Anything Goes!
Won top 5 placement from the Anything Goes Challenge blog!

1.Addicted to Stamps and More:#56 Anything Goes
2.Crafting by design:   Anything Goes
3. ThePaper Shelter: #122 Anything Goes
4. Simon Says...Anything Goes:
5. Anything Goes Challenge Blog#98 Coffee Break and/or Food (I choose food)
6.City Crafter Challenge Blog: #170 Summertime ( Blueberries spells summer for me)
7.Creative Creations: #15 Anything Goes
8.Digi Sketch Challenge: Anything Goes
9.Eureka Stamps: #50 Anything Goes
10. Tammy's Scrappin Corner:#73 Use a Digi