Monday, March 31, 2014

TeePee Card

Doodle Pantry is the proud sponsor of this weeks challenge over at Craft Your Passion and the challenge theme is 'Anything but Square'.  Please take time to visit their blog and  join in the fun!

I used images from a Doodle Pantry digital stamp set called Holy Land Flowers 1. This is my first Tee Pee card , hope you like it. I didn't know which side should be my main side as I really like all three, so choose the one with the dragonflies as it was the most complete.
Card recipe:
  • Doodle Pantry digital stamp 'Holy Land Flowers 1'  
  • Sentiment: Rubbernecker
  • Stampin'Up cardstock  Island Indigo,Whisper White
  • Designer Paper: Stampin' Up's  Summer Smoochies
  • Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Island Indigo 
  • Die Cuts: Spellbinders standard and scalloped circles; Marianne designs for the fancy circle/doily; Magnolis Dragonflies Doohickeys; Cottage Cutz 'Ivy'
  • Fastener: velcro
1. Dragonfly Dreams Challenges: We're Up in the Air for Challenge #3.
2. One Stitch at a Time: #206 Anything Goes
3. Pile it On: #13 Floral Fantasy
4. Allsorts Challenge Blog: Week 252 Use those Dies
5. Crafttude:Challenge#61Anything Goes OR add a brad/eyelet ( mine is just anything goes)
6. Digi Haven: Things with Wings
7. Crafty Girls Challenge: #14 Anything Goes
8. PaperCrafting Journey: Anything Goes
9. Creative Moments: #39 Anything Goes/Optional Twist 'Things with Wings'
10. Fitztown Challenge Blog: #29 Fancy Folds

Easter Egg Lillie

Easter Time  and this year I choose Easter Egg Lillie as my image of choice from FDC. What a cute timeless  image personifying the coming of  spring, the eegtravaganza of the season and a fun add on to the sad and joyful emotions of the Cross.  

My DT Card for Lexi's Creations    Challenge #113 Easter. The challenge will run March 31st, 2014 - April 12th, 2014. 

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:' Easter Egg Lillie' digital image from Fairy Dust Crafts ;  
Punch: EK Success 1 inch & 1/2 inch flower punch; Stampin Up's 'Banner' punch
Die Cut: Whimsy Stamps 'Vines' die, Spellbinders scalloped circle; standard circle
Colour: Prismacolor  markers, Copics 
Paper: Stampin' Up's  Garden Green,  Strawberry Slush,whisper white;  Michaels green textured cardstock
Designer paper: DCWV The Preppy Princess Stack (pink dotted paper); Stampin Up's  'Season of Style' (chevron)
Other: pink brads, Stickles
Sketch: Deconstructed Sketch #142 somewhat modified

1. 613 Avenue Create: #65Anything Goes with optional twist 'create your own colour challenge'- mine is just 'anything goes'
2. Great Impressions: March Spring Celebrations
3. Digi Designs Challenge Blog: Welcome Spring
4. Brown Sugar Challenge: #87 Easter
5. Crafty Catz: #224 Anything Goes
6. Cut it Up:  National Craft Month Anything Goes #41 must have die cut
7. Simply Create Too:  #58 Easter or use Bunnies
8. Sister Act card Challenge #50 anything goes
9. 4 Crafty Chicks: #187 Spring

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Flower Fairy

Time for another Lacy Sunshine progressive challenge in which you get a free image if you entered the last challenge using one of their images.The theme for this current challenge is  'Anything Goes'.  I used Izzybella Boo - Cute as a Button  stamp and a Stampin' Up sentiment from  the  Elementary Elegance stamp set.My inspiration for the layout came from  Deconstructed sketch (#143) .
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Classic Squares; Memory Box Fauntleroy Crest ( the corner vines) & Fabulous Flox (the flower branches); Impression Obsession  Die034-U (the picket fence), Stampin' Up Banner die
Colour medium: Prismacolor Markers, Copics for the flesh tones (E11,E00,E000,R20)
Punch: 2" circle punch

1. Lacy Sunshine: #29 Anything Goes
2. Deconstucted Sketch #143
3. Pile it On : #12 Pretty Hair
4. Sentimental Sundays:#199 Flowery Springtime
5. The ABC Challenge: H is for Hair
6. A & T Emerald Faeries Challenge: Girly - Pretty in Pink
7. Bearly Mine Challenges: March Challenge One for the Girls
8.Crafts Galore Encore Challenge: monthly  - use a stamp or Digi stamp somewhere on your project

Monday, March 17, 2014

Sister's Gift

My DT Card for Lexi's Creations    Challenge #112 'Punchers & Dies'. The challenge will run March 17th, 2014 - March 29th , 2014. 
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. 

Please join us, I'm so looking forward to seeing your creations
 and while visiting be sure to check out the work by my team mates  at Lexi's Creations, they are a very talented group!! 

I received a similar box from a dear friend several years ago and finally decided to give it a try myself, It is a gift to my  kid sister with a small gift inside. Here is the one I received!

Card details:
Stamp: Spatter pattern -All Night Media - used on the large flower petal  
Punches: Stampin' Up extra large 'Blossom Petals for the large flower; Marvy daisy flower punches (small and medium) for the smaller flowers. Note: instructions for the large flower  can be bought here at Valita's Designs & Fresh Folds.
Die Cuts: Impression Obsession  DIE022-U for the branches;  Marianne Designs Creatables 'Frame Swirl' for the flourishes ; Spellbinders Shapeabilities 'Fancy Tags' for the sentiment; Spellbinders Heartfelt Creations 'Garden Romance Die' for the  butterflies
 INK: Stampin Up  early expresso and soft suede to highlight the large flower petals
Paper: Stampin' Up's vanilla, whisper white, early espresso, soft suede,  wallpaper
Other: brown half pearls;button from stash (for the knob); 'dazzler' for large flower center

1. 613 Avenue Create: #63 Anything Goes with optional twist use 2D or 3d flowers
2. Amusing Challenge- Fancy Folds
3. Scribble and Scrap Blog: #14 Always Anything Goes
4.That Craft Place: New Challenge - Flowers and/or Mother's Day
5. Bearly Mine: March Challenge - One for the Girls
6. Crafts and Me March Challenge: #146 Anything Goes
7.Emergency Crafters: Flowers
8. Natalie and Amy: Flowers
9. A Gem of a Challenge: #115 Mother's Day/Female Friend/ Special Lady( this was made for my sister)  

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Oh Baby

Doodle Pantry is the proud sponsor of this weeks challenge over at  Sweet Sketch Wednesday2  Please take time to visit their blog and join in the fun!


I combined three images ( onesie,diaper pin & bottle) from the Doodle Pantry digital stamp set called 'Oh Baby'. They were merged using  Microsoft Word. This stamps set comes with coloured and non coloured images, digital paper and sentiments.  I printed the diaper pin and baby bottle out twice, cut them out and using foam tape placed the bottle and the head of the pin over the originals for a dimensional effect. 
Card recipe:
  • Stamps: Doodle Pantry 'Oh Baby'; Impression-Obsession background stamp 'Stitches'
  • Prismacolor markers (the diaper pin head and the baby bottle were pre-coloured images and used to make the items dimensional)
  • Button 
  • Stickers and a rhinestone
  • Ribbon
  • Die Cuts:  Spellbinders Shapeabilities 'Symbology'; Procraft baby& accessories die cut  
  • Embossing:  heat embossed background layer   and dry embossed the panel behind the image frame with Stampin' Up's Fancy Fan folder

Please check out the Doodle Pantry Challenge #44 which runs through to March  24th, and  if you use a Doodle Pantry image , you get a  free set for entering. You can still enter with a non Doodle Pantry image,you will just not receive the free set, but you are still in the draw to win the major prize!
Doodle Pantry Challenge #44 FEATURED PRODUCT

Friday, March 7, 2014

Gemma Spring Flowers Gumdrops

Gemma Spring Gumdrops from Lacy Sunshine, isn't she a doll! Here she is reflecting 'spring' in her green and pink

Card Details
Stamp: Lacy Sunshine
Sentiment: Doodle Pantry Rubber  Boots stamp set
Paper:  Stampin'Up cardstock (Strawberry Slush,Whisper White)
Desiger Paper : Chocolate kisses - Rusty Pickle
Colour: The image was coloured with Prismaclor Markers. I used  Copics for the fleshtones (E13,E00,E000,E0000, R20).
Die Cuts: Spellbinder's standard circles, scalloped circles, Nestabilities 'Beaded Circles', Heartfelt Creations 'Garden Romance Die' (butterfly and fence); Memory Box 'Fauntleroy Crest ( the vine between the iron railings cut from a larger die cut)'
Ribbon Stampin' Up 
 I will be entering this card into the following Challenges.  
1. Lacy Sunshine Challenge 26: use spring colours
2. Craft for the Craic: March -Something Green
3. Craftitude: Challenge #60 Anything Goes or add a little Green.
4.  Cut it Up: Green for St. Patrick's or Spring
5. Jo's Scrap Shack: #40 Anything Goes
6. Sister Act Card Challenge:#47 Anything Goes
7. Stamplorations March challenge- Stamps and Spring
8. The Stamping Boutique: #7 Make your sentiment pop
9. 4 Krafty Girlz: Challenge 13, Anything Goes
10. Aud Sentiments: 101  Any Sentiment for a girl

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Have A Tweet Day

    Couldn't resist making another card using this  fold, just love it. Here is the last one I made for Valentines. This time I am concentrating  on a summer theme.  I figured a birdhouse with a birdie, a sun in the sky (well two facsimiles of a sun) and some flowers and grass is pretty summery! Aaah good things  to come, certainly looking forward to it.   

The birdie,  birdhouse top and the wee bird house on the stand were all made dimensional  with foam tape.

Doodle Pantry is the proud sponsor of this weeks challenge over at Fab 'n' Funky Challenges and the challenge theme is 'Heat Stroke'.  Please take time to visit their blog and perhaps join in the fun!

Isn't this birdhouse a darling image from Doodle Pantry,  It comes with coloured &  non- coloured images, sentiments and digital paper.
Card recipe:
  • Doodle Pantry digital stamp 'Tweet Birdhouse'( I used a non-coloured image), sentiment from same digital set
  • Stampin'Up cardstock  Tangerine Tango,Whisper White
  • Designer Paper:  DCWV 'The Glitter Stack'
  • Prismacolor Marker
  • Ink: Stampin' Up ink for the clouds and sentiments borders 
  • Die Cuts: Provo Craft  die for the flowers, Marianne designs - LR0153 -the yellow part of my sun
  • Punch: Recollections 5/8th inch punch
  • Bling: small rhinestones
1. Papertake Weekly: Anything goes with an  optional twist Make Your Own Flowers
2. Through the Craftroom Door: March 4 Challenge  Anything Goes
3.  Artistic Inspirations Challenge 81 Sparkles Anything Goes
4. Eureka Stamps Weekly Challenge#79 Anything Goes
5. Melonheadz Friends: Use Bright Colours
6. My Craft Creations: New Challenge  4/3  - 16/3 Anything Goes
7. Card Mania: CMC 41: Use a sentiment
8. The Paper Nest Dolls: Anything Goes #5
9. Through the Purple Haze: Use a Digi Challenge 31

Monday, March 3, 2014

Lexi's Creations Challenge #111 Mother's Day

My mother has been gone for many years but I miss her still. This card was made for her. 

My DT Card for Lexi's Creations    Challenge #111 'Happy Mother's Day'. The challenge will run March 3rd, 2014 - March 15th , 2014. 

Please join us, I'm so looking forward to seeing your creations
 and while visiting 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:' Vintage Boots' digital image from Fairy Dust Crafts ; sentiment from Doodle Pantry's Fancy Shoe 
Punch: Marvy circle punch (for the sentiment) 
Colour medium:  Prismacolor  markers  & Copics mixture
INK: Stampin Up 'Creamy Carmel' to highlight the flower petals
Paper: Stampin' Up's Creamy Carmel, whisper white: DP - K&COMPANY  Ancestry
Die Cuts: Memory Box's 'Fabulous Phlox'; Magnolis Doohickeys 'Fancy Butterflies'
Other: small rhinestones, lace, foam double sided tape for flower and sentiment dimension

Won Dream Valley Challenge

1.613 Avenue Create Challenge: Anything Goes with optional twist Use Your Stash
2. Challenges 4 Everybody: #39 Anything Goes
3. Come and Get it Challenges: Flowers Galore
4. Dream Valley Challenges:#76 Vintage
5. Ellectic Ellapu: New Challenge Time- Vintage
6. One Stitch at a Time: Challenge 202 Anything Goes
7. Robyn's Fetish Challenge #201 Anything Goes
8. Scribble and Scrap Blog& Challenge: #13 Always Anything Goes
9. That Craft Place Challenge: Anything Goes
10. Kitty Bee Designs: #18 Aloha Friday Challenge Monochrome

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Bunny Luv

It has been such a long time since I made a House Mouse  & Friends card so what fun it was to make this one using  the Stampendous Cling stamp Happy Hoppers 'Bunny Luv'. Three of us got together last Friday for an afternoon of crafting.We take turns on issuing a challenge, then get together and create. Our challenge for this session was to make a card using  a new stamp,  wallpaper, ribbon and brads. Was so much fun. I plan to enter this card into the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge  with a theme of 'Anything Goes'

Card recipe:
Stamps: Happy Hoppers Bunny Luv; Stampin' Up's  Pretty Petites
Paper. Stampin' Up whisper white, basic black; wallpaper
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers, , Memento Black ink, chalk -for the shadow under the image
Die Cuts; Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles, Memory Box Tilth Floral
Punch: Stampin' Up Pretty Petite punch
Misc: ribbon, brad and rhinestones from both my friends stash and mine! Stickles

1. House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge:#164 Anything Goes
2. Left of Center Challenge #26 Die Cuts
3. Stampin' for the Weekend: Sparkle and shine
4. Totally PaprCrafts: #208 Make it Shine (see ribbon and flower)
5. Diva's By Design: Make it Sparkle (see ribbon and flower)
6. Catch the Bug: March Anything Goes
7. Ruby's Rainbow: #73 Texture  - my wallpaper and the stickles
8. Whimsy Stamps Challenge: Love is in the Air
9. Partytime Tuesday: #161 Anything Goes
10. Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #184 Anything Goes

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Carousel Pig

This fab image is from the Mar. 2014 release at Doodle Pantry, 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#44
CHALLENGE  DATE: Mar.1st 1200 Noon EST- Mar. 24th 9:00 PM .   The challenge has a  featured  image that will be emailed to all who join the challenge using  a Doodle Pantry image . It will be available to challenge participants from Feb 1st to 24th only and can then be purchased online at the Doodle Pantry Shop. DPDC44 featured image is the  stamp set used for this post called 'Pig Carousel'!

 All other company images are  allowed, however only those who use a Doodle Pantry images will receive the  featured image digital stamp. All entries entered  are eligible  for the prize. 

Card Recipe:
Sketch: Fussy and Fancy sketch 
Stamp: Doodle Pantry 'Carousel Pig', Stampin Up's 'priceless' (corners of  the image mat)
Sentiment: Doodle Pantry Carousel Pig stamp set
Card Stock:  Stampin' Up's Soft Suede, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette; Textura Cardstock
Punch:Martha Stewart double edge border punch
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Standard Circles and Scalloped Circles, Marianne Designs  Creatables LR0150
Colour : Prismacolor Markers, Copics for the Pig's skin (E11, R20,R00,E15), the Pole used E23,E30,R13
Embossing Folders: Cuttlebug Distressed Strips, Textile
Other: brown half pearls, flower