September 23, 2014

Flappy Birthday



Hi everyone!  Here's my card for September's From the Heart Stamps Digital Stamp of the Month Challenge.  The cutie image I used is from this month's set, Flappy Birthday

I colored the image with Copics and merged a sentiment from the set on top of a digital border from SU!/MDS.  Kept my design simple and only added 3 chevron die cuts with a button embellishment.

Thanks for your visit and enjoy the rest of the week!

September 19, 2014

Just Nutty


 

Good Morning and a Happy Friday.  One of my favorite sets from Doodle Pantry's mini release is Just Nutty.  This fun set is chock full of crafting goodness. Besides outline/colored images and digital papers, lots of fun sentiments  and accessories are also included. In fact, two preview sheets were needed to showcase everything!   

For my card, I combined one of the cute, colored squirrels with nuts and acorns images to carry out an autumn theme.  I also added die cuts leaves and used fall colors.  

I will be entering my card in the following fun challenges:
Creative Moments Challenge -- Anything Goes/Fall Colours
Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge TT091814 -- Anything Goes/Twist is first day of Fall.
4 Crafty Girls Challenge 27 -- Anything Goes

Have a great weekend, and many thanks for stopping by!

September 16, 2014

Pumpkin Monkey





Hi all.  I am thrilled to announce that Doodle Pantry is releasing some new seasonal digis today; and I have a card to share which showcases one of these new sets, Pumpkin Monkey.  I  merged one of the fun, pre-colored monkeys with 2 different digital papers.  Then I die cut the image with a circle die; added different circular layers;  and embellished with some spirelli string art. This was a fun card to make.  Isn't the monkey the cutest!

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
The Cutie Pie Challenge #78 -- Cute with Shades of Autumn
Fitztown Challenge No.53  -- Fall Colours Using Digital Elements
Come and Get it Challenges -- Use a Digi with an Autumn Theme

Hope everyone has a great week.  Thank you for stopping by!

September 12, 2014

Simply Create Too Challenge #70



Morning everyone!  Today starts a new challenge at Simply Create Too.  For Challenge #70 the theme is Fall/Autumn and runs for two weeks.  We would be delighted if you enter the challenge and share your fall/autumn creations with us.

For my card, I used the whimsical Bugaboo image, Sign-Autumn.  I paper-pieced the image with digi paper from MDS/SU's Fall Memory Kit, and also merged the image on top of some stripe digi paper.  After adding some coloring/shading with Copics, I finished with a coat of clear glaze.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Mod Squad Challenge -- Simply Stripe
Crafty Sentiments Challenge -- Spots and/or Stripes

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful weekend!

September 10, 2014

HAPPY Halloween



Hi everyone!  I'm back today with an easy and fun card which was inspired by the Outlawz Greetings Card Challenge (GCC0908).  The theme is 'use happy in the sentiment'.

I combined different elements from SU!'s Seasonal Snapshots Project Life to create my card.  The ghost was fussy cut, layered and adhered with dimensionals.  Punched bats were also added to embellish the card.

Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by!

September 09, 2014

Holiday Mini Mazes -- Tree


  

Hi everyone,  So sorry I haven't been around lately.  It's been a hectic few weeks with life getting in the way of blogging.  Hopefully things will calm down and I can get back to posting on a more regular basis.

I finally have a card to share using another fun maze from Doodle Pantry's Holiday Mini Mazes.  I swear these mazes are addictive!  This time I combined the tree maze with the fun cookie jar from Everyday Jargon.  So happy to be able to add another Christmas card to my meager stash.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
One Sweet Challenge-September -- The holidays are coming!
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra -- Anything Goes (must be Christmas)

I hope everyone has a wonderful day.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

September 01, 2014

Doodle Pantry Release





Happy Labor Day to everyone in the States!  Hard to believe September is here already.  With the new month comes a New Release from Doodle Pantry; and I am delighted to share two cards today showcasing two of the new sets.  For my first card I used the new set, Holiday Mini Mazes, to create a snowy scene using the snowman maze. What fun!  I included a copy of the path of the maze on the inside of the card.  The background digi paper is from Snowman Pile-up and the trees are from Happy Trails Camper.  The sentiment is from SU!/MDS.

Next up is a card I made using the fun set called Yard Yabber.



This set is perfect for creating those hard to make masculine cards... In fact, the card above is one I made for my husband's birthday.  Love the sentiments in this set, and couldn't resist adding a candle to embellish my card.  

Be sure to stop by Doodle Pantry to see all the new goodies that were added this month.  In addition, don't forget to stop by the Specials Page to see this month's Special Products and get your coupon code for the 30% off sale going on now through September 6.  

Thanks for stopping by  Hope you have a great week!

August 19, 2014

Pumpkin PigWit


Hi All,  Just a quick post today.  Finally finished my card for From the Heart Digital Stamp of the Month August Challenge.  This month's set is called Pumpkin Pig Wit, and I think it's the cutest!

I colored this sweet image with Copics and colored pencils.  I kept my design simple; and just added a few die cut embellishments so this sweet piggy would take center stage.

Hope you all have a great week, and thanks for stopping by!

August 18, 2014

Big Trucks



Happy start to a new work week.  Today, Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the Incy Wincy Challenge.  The theme is "things with wheels".  Perfect timing too as I I couldn't wait to use the new DP set, Big Trucks.  By merging a sentiment from Birthday Accessories on the side of the truck, I was able to dress up this image for a birthday celebration.  

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Mod Squad Challenge -- Masculine Birthday
Crafting Musketeers Challenge#16 -- 1, 2, 3 (I used 1 image, 2 sentiments, and 3 balloons.)
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - Anything Goes w/Di's Digis
613 Avenue Create Challenge #85 -- Anything Goes with no optional twist

Thanks for the visit and have a great day!

August 15, 2014

Hugs and Fishes



Happy Friday!  I've been wanting to play with this image for some challenges all week. So glad I got it done in time.  This cute whale is from a Doodle Pantry set called Winter Eskimo. I used the outline whale image from the set and added some digital paper piecing to the underside of the whale.  Coloring was done with Copics.   After coloring the image, I fussy cut in out by hand and mounted it with dimensionals on top of the water background paper. The sentiment is also from the same set.  All papers are by Stampin Up.  I used various die cuts and punches to finish my design.  I'm happy with how this turned out; and think it will be a fun birthday card for one of the little guys in our family.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Milk Coffee Challenge -- Add Stripes
Pile It On #22 -- Primary Colors

Thanks for your visiting.  Have a great day!

Simply Create Too Challenge #68 -- Monochromtic Madness


Morning Everyone!  Today's starts a new challenge at Simply Create Too. The theme for Challenge #68 is Monochromatic Madness.  This challenge runs through August 28.  Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.  Sure hope you join in the fun!

For my card I used one of the flower images from the Flower Patch brush set by MDS /SU! as well as 5 coordinating dies from the Flower Fair Framlits  die set by Stampin Up.  The sentiment die cut is by Cuttlebug.  Patterned digi papers are by Doodle Pantry.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Scrapper's Delights Challenge #29 -- Anything Goes with Die Cuts

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you have a great weekend!

August 11, 2014

School Bus Ants



Happy Monday!  I have a back-to-school card to share today.  My starting point was Sweet Sketch-2 23, which I turned on its side.  I combined images and digi papers from two Doodle Pantry sets -- School Bus and Ant Accents Color Plus.  This was a fun card to make and easy too as I used the pre-colored images from the sets.

I will be entering this card in the following inspiring challenges!
QRS Stampede Challenge #110 -- Back to School
Come and Get It Challenge -- Back to School

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hope you have a great week!

August 06, 2014

Mustache Messages


Hi everyone!  Today I have a flip it card to share made with the help of a Circle Flip its Die by Sizzix.  The image combines elements from two different Doodle Pantry sets -- The mustache image, sentiment and digi paper are from Mustache Messages; and the goose (which I cropped) is from Goose Me.  This was a fun card to make and easy too!

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge -- "B" items (I used buttons, a bow, with browns, beiges and a touch of black colors.)
Crafty Cardmakers #120 -- Fancy Folds

Thanks so much for stopping by; have a great day!

August 01, 2014

Carousel Dolphin



Happy August!  Gosh summer seems to be rushing by.  With the new month comes a new release by Doodle Pantry; and I am excited to share one of the new releases, Carousel Dolphin.  I love the vintage feel of this sweet image.  It brings back many wonderful memories of summer vacations, carnivals, and trips to the amusements park.

I colored the image with Copic markers and colored pencils.  Edges were distressed with Crushed Curry ink.  I used lots of layers and a scallop border die cut.  Finishing touches include a silver ribbon and metal embellishment.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge #46 -- Anything Goes (square or rectangular)
Divas by Designs July 30 -- Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge #83 -- Summer Colours

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend; many thanks for stopping by!

July 27, 2014

"Bacon" In The Sun!




Happy Sunday everyone!  Today I have a fun card to share that combines two super cute images by Bugaboo Stamps -- Fried Chicken and Bacon in the Sun.  Although it's hard to see in the photo, both the chicken and pig were paper-pieced digitally with dotted paper from Polka Dot Parade by MDS/SU!.  The cloud background is from My Graficio.  Coloring was done with Copics as well as Photoshop Elements.  A scattering of sand was glued to the base of the images. 

This card was inspired by some wonderful challenges:
Catch the Bug Challenge  -- July Photo Inspiration
613 Avenue Create Challenge #82 -- Anything Goes with optional use a sentiment
Fairytale Challenge #96 -- Digistamp Super Challenge

Hope everyone has a wonderful week; thanks so much for stopping by!

July 25, 2014

Simply Create Too Challenge #66 -- For a Child



Good Morning everyone.  Today I am thrilled to announce that I have been asked to join the Simply Create Too Design Team.  Above is my first card as a team member; it's for mid-post Challenge #66  -- "For A Child".  Sure hope you join in the fun!

For my card I combined elements from various Doodle Pantry sets to create a birthday card for a little boy.  (The majority of elements I used are from the set, Toy Truck Ants,)

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Girls Challenge 23 -- Anything Goes
Milk Coffee Challenge -- Birthdays
Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge TT072414 -- Anything Goes with an anything goes twist
Crafty Creations Challenge #268 -- Just for Fun (cards that make you smile)
Deep Ocean Challenge #82 -- Lot of Layers
Emerald Faeries Challenge #57 -- Hip Hip Hooray Birthday

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

July 20, 2014

Garden Hose Ants



Happy start to a new week!  Today, Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the Pile It On Challenge.  The theme is "Summer Fun",  and I think these cute ants from Garden Hose Ants Color Plus fill the bill.  

The image was merged on top of cloud digi paper from Cupid Turtle.  I used 2 different digi papers from Birthday Bash to paper-piece the inner-tubes.  Also, added a panel of the same dotted paper to the card's base.  Coloring done with Copics and a Sakura Clear Star pen.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Inkspirational Challenge #61 -- Word Prompt - Splash
Crafty Catz Challenge 240 -- Hot Summer and/or Hot Colors
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #203 -- The Great Outdoors
Crafting by Designs Challenge -- Use a Sentiment

Thanks so much for stopping by; have a great day!

July 17, 2014

Carousel Seahorse




Happy Thursday!  Did you ever mount an image to your card and didn't notice it was crooked until after the photo was taken?  Yep, that's what happened with this card that I made earlier in the week.  Finally, am posting it after I changed things up a bit.

This beautiful seahorse is from Doodle Pantry's Carousel Seahorse set.  I used the outline image included and colored it with Copics and a bit of pastels on the cheek.  I also used some digi paper from the set and added some paper piecing.  The background paper is from Doodle Pantry's Bold Summer Digital Paper Pack -- I just lightened the color in a Word Document to match the image.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge TT071714 -- Anything Goes with optional 'summer time' Twist
Fab' n' Funky Challenge #223 -- Feels like Summer
Pile It On Challenge #28 -- Monochromatic

Hope everyone has a wonderful day; thanks so much for stopping by!

July 09, 2014

Happy Birthday, Carl!




Hi everyone,  Here's a card combining two digital sets from Doodle Pantry's new release -- the cap and sentiment from Topped with Class and Classic Numbers.

This card is for my brother-in-law who is turning 92 this month.  Since he'll only claim to be 81... his birthday is always celebrated with an "81 Forever" party.  Since he is also a huge Orioles fan, I embellished the card with an Orioles logo and used a orange and black color theme.  This card was made with the help of SU! punches and a rectangle die as well as a new Lil' inker designs stitched mat die.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
ABC Challenge -- O is for orange
Cards Galore Encore Challenge #7 -- Use a Digi or Rubber Stamp somewhere on your creation
Digi Choosday Challenge Wk 27 -- Punches and dies

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hope you have a great day!

Happy Birthday, Carl!!

July 03, 2014

Flying Dove


Oh my gosh, where did June go?  July is here and with the new month comes a wonderful new release from Doodle Pantry.  When you stop by Doodle Pantry to see the new release, be sure to check out the Specials Page to read the details about July's specials and the sale going on through July 8.

Also, starting today at noon EDT on the Doodle Pantry Blog is a new Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 48.  This month's theme for DPDC48 is "Make it Christmas or Make a Splash".  You do not have to use a Doodle Pantry image to enter the challenge, but the image must be digital.  There will be three $10 randomly selected winners from all entries.  So why not break out your digis and join in the fun!

Today, I am sharing a card using one of the DPDC48 themes -- Make it Christmas.  For my first Christmas card of the year, I used the lovely Flying Dove digital image and added a tiny leaf sprig to the dove that I cropped from one of the 12 Day of Christmas  COLOR plus images.  The digital paper is from the Updated Blessed Christmas set.  I used three different circle dies from Spellbinders as well as the ray of sunshine cutting plate from Taylor Expressions.  Lots of bling and a sheer dotted bow finish my design.

I will be entering my card in the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly July Challenge -- Anything Goes with an optional extra, Christmas in July
Craft Your Passions Challenge 220 -- Ribbons (you must use at least one ribbon)
Craft Galore Encore Challenge -- Use a stamp or digi on your project.
Dies R Us Challenge #5 -- Christmas in July

If you live in the States, I hope you have a happy and safe Fourth of July.  Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!