May 26, 2015

Thimble Bouquet



Still trying to catch up on some challenges, and the i {heart} sketches and Outlawz challenges are among my favorites.

For this card, I used i {heart} card sketches with a twist - No. 110.  The image is Thimble Bouquet by From The Heart Stamps. I colored the image digitally and paired the image with a Doodle Pantry sentiment. 

I will also be entering my card in the Outlawz Greetings Challenge (GCC52515) -- Anything Goes.

Thanks so much for stopping by,  Have a great week!

Stella Says Sketch Challenge 309



Hi everyone.  Just a quick post tonight to share my card for the Stella Says Sketch Challenge 309 over at Catch the Bug before I miss the deadline.  I used the fun Bugaboo digi image, Fried Chicken, which I colored digitally.  I paired the image with a Doodle Pantry sentiment and Go Wild digii paper.  I also paper-pieced the sunglasses with the same digi paper.

Well, I'm off to bed so I'll say goodnight and wish you sweet dreams.  Thanks for stopping by!

May 23, 2015

Apple Blossom Birds




Hi All!  Here's my card for May's FTHS Digital Stamp of the Month Challenge.  For this month's progressive challenge, the From The Heart Stamps set is Apple Blossom Birds.  Besides the image, the set includes a wonderful selection of sentiments including the one I die cut and added to the card with pop dots. 

I colored the sweet birds and flowers digitally and paper-pieced the branch.  Then I merged the image on top of SU!/MDS digi paper in a Word document.  I also cut out (the old fashioned way) three extra apple blossoms and adhered them to the card with pop dots for extra dimension.   Finishing touches include a die cut border and a Jollee's Botique fence embellishment.

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy the holiday weekend!

May 18, 2015

Snowy Egret


It's good to be back!  Sorry I've been MIA... My husband was hospitalized  at the beginning of the month. I am thrilled he is now home, doing well and things are pretty much back to normal.

Finally spent some time in my craft room and created this card using the new Doodle Pantry set, Snowy Egret.  I combined one of the pre-colored images with a sentiment and digi papers from the set to create this quick and easy card.

Be sure to stop by the Doodle Pantry shop to see the wonderful new sets just released.  Hope everyone is enjoying the warm weather and spring flowers.  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

May 02, 2015

Cute Crawlie




Morning All.  Just a quick post to let you know that a new Ants in my Pantry Digital Challenge has been posted on the Doodle Pantry Blog.  Plus some wonderful new sets have been added to the Doodle Pantry Store.

My card showcases one of the new sets, Cute Crawlies.  Here's a preview of all the fun images this set includes:



I combined the sweet butterfly and flower images as well as one of the digi papers from the set to create my card.  Sentiment is from SU!/MDS.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.  Thanks for stopping by!

April 23, 2015

Hamlet Pigwit Being Shy



Hi All, Here's my take on I {heart} card sketches with a twist #No 106.  This week's twist is to use a two word sentiment.  For my card, I combined two From the Heart Stamps -- Hamlet PigWit Being Shy and Spring Fence -- to create the garden scene. The two word sentiment is a die cut. 

I paper-pieced the fence with grunge wood digi paper from Doodle Pantry.  Both paper-piecing and coloring were done digitally.

I will also be entering this card in the following fun challenges:
Die Cuttin' Diva's Challenge #212 -- National Garden Month

Many thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day!

April 22, 2015

Flower Ladybug Love


Just a quick post tonight to share the card I made to enter in Bugaboo's April Bingo Challenge.  I used the bingo items listed in the first row across:  flower theme; a button and a Bugaboo image.

The cutie patootie image I used is Bugaboo's Flower Ladybug Love.   I colored the image digitally and added an anniversary sentiment.  

Thanks for stopping by!  

April 21, 2015

Rubber Boots


Hi everyone!  Every spring when the temps warm up and we get lots of rain, tiny sugar ants manage to find a way into my craft room through the weep holes in the window tracks... I'm not a big fan of ants except for the fun digi kind!  So after a morning debugging the area, I was inspired to create a spring card using two Doodle Pantry sets -- Rubber Boots and Ant Accents Color.  

The rubber boots image was paper-pieced and colored digitally.  Although not visible in the photo, the flowers were glazed and sprinkled with glitter for added sparkle and shine.  

I will be entering this card in the following fun challenges:
The Paper Girls Challenge #64 -- April Showers Bring May Flowers
Pile It On Challenge #65 -- April Showers Bring May Flowers

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a fun day!

April 16, 2015

Warbler and Magnolias



Hi All!  I'm back today with my take on this week's i {heart} sketches with a twist No. 105.  I turned the sketch on its side and kept my design very simple to allow the beautiful image to take center stage.

I used a new From The Heart Stamps image called Warbler and Magnolias.  I merged the image on top of grey dotted paper and colored the image digitally.  Then finished my design with a daisy embellishment.

I will also be entering my card in the following challenges:
Creative Moments Challenge 66 -- Anything Goes/Spring or Easter
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge TT041615 -- anything goes/optional twist is CAS

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you are enjoying a wonderful day!

April 14, 2015

Monkey Peeps



Hi all!  Today's card was a fun card to make and much easier to put together than it sounds in my description.  To make the fun scene, I combined images from the following Doodle Pantry sets:

The monkey image is from Monkey Peeps.
The palm tree I used is from the Lil Gorilla Jungle
The sand is from the Palm Tree set. I cropped the sand from one of the images, resized the sand portion, and added texture to create a new 'larger' sand base.
The tropical fruit and flower image is from the Aloha set.  

To create the scene, I first pasted the palm tree in a Word document.  Next, the"new" larger sand base was pasted on top of the palm tree. Then the monkey was pasted behind the palm tree.  Finally, I placed the tropical fruit and flower on top of the sand.  After all the images were merged/grouped together, I added the sky background behind the images.

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

April 05, 2015

Happy Easter



Happy Easter; I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday weekend.  This cute image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is called Flower Critters -- Bunny. The image was colored digitally. I combined the image with a sentiment from MDS by SU!; and embellished the card with a handmade flower.  

I will be entering this card in Catch the Bug April Anything Goes Challenge.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

April 01, 2015

Ants in My Pantry Digital Challenge 4

Happy April!  Today starts a new Ants in My Pantry Digital Challenge (AIMPDC4) on the Doodle Pantry Blog.  The theme is anything goes and is not limited to Doodle Pantry images; you can use any company's image as long as it's digital.  The challenge runs through April 24; and the random winner of the $15 Doodle Pantry gift certificate will be announced on the 26th of the month. 

With Easter this coming weekend, I thought I'd share one of the Easter cards I made using a maze from the Doodle Pantry's set, Mini Mazes Spring.  I just added a fuzzy pink nose and layered the bunny maze on top of digi paper from Easter Fun Digi Paper Pack.  The sentiment is from another DP set, Easter Egg Ants.

Thanks so much for stopping by; and to those of you that celebrate --  Happy Easter!

March 30, 2015

Easter Trio



Hi all!  Here's my card for From the Heart Digital Stamp of the Month Challenge for the month of March.  This is a progressive challenge, meaning you need to play along to receive the next image for free.

Easter Trio is From the Heart Stamps set this month.  All three images as well as the sentiment I used are among the goodies this set includes.  After paper-piecing the cloud background digitally and adding digital coloring, I printed the image twice, so I could cut the images out and adhered them to the image panel with foam dots for added dimension.  

I will also be entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #135 -- Spring Has Sprung
Pile it On Challenge #62 -- Easter/Spring 

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Happy Crafting!

March 27, 2015

Party Hat Birdbrain



Happy Friday!  Here's my take on this week's  i {heart} sketch challenge -- Sketch 102.  Isn't this image a hoot... It's a new one From the Heart Stamps called Party Hat Birdbrain.  I paper-pieced the party hat digitally and also added digital coloring.

I will also be entering this card in the following fun challenges:
QKR Stampede Challenge 132 -- Add a Sentiment

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.  Many thanks for stopping by!

March 23, 2015

Card Cut Falling Ants

Morning everyone!  Just a heads up to let you know a new cutting file called Card Cut Punctuate It has been added to the Doodle Pantry shop.  Since this new set includes both SVG and png files, I  was able to combine one of the png frames with an older DP set, Falling Ants Combo, to make the card shown above.

 

I  changed the colors and did some digital paper-piecing of the frame.  I also digitally colored the Falling Ants image to match. 

I will also be entering this card in the following challenges:
RRR Challenge #114 -- Bright Spring Colors with Ribbon or Trim
Crafty Ribbons (03/19) -- Anything Goes with Ribbon
Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge TT031915 -- Anything Goes with (opt.) Twist-- favorite something -- (My favorite is lace ribbon.)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great week.

March 14, 2015

Lucky Birdbrain



Just a quick post tonight as I am making the challenge deadline by the skin of my teeth. Here's my take on i {heart} Card Sketches -- Sketch 100 with a twist: CAS (clean and simple).  Congratulations to Faith and her team for reaching the 100 mark!

The image I used is one of my favorite FTHS -- Lucky Birdbrain Chick.  Yep, I'm a birdbrain addict.  I can't help it... they make me giggle.

For my card,  I went with the twist and kept my design clean and simple.  Besides the button, I added some flower soft to the base of the image.

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Doggies and Things



Morning everyone!  I have two cards to share today using the fun set, Doggies and Things, to create a center-step card.  I also borrowed the bow tie and birthday hat from these two Doodle Pantry sets: Hats and Things and Just Nutty.  

To create the image, I combined both pre-colored and outline images from the sets mentioned above. I added digital paper piecing as well some coloring to the cute doggie and changed the colors of the birthday hat to match.

For the second card,  I used the same Doodle Pantry digi images -- just changed up the design and added 2 layers of grass die cuts and a button embellishment.

Also want to let you know that Doodle Pantry is one of the sponsors for the Open-Minded Crafting Challenge #36 which starts today.  If you enter the challenge, you have a chance to win a $10 Doodle Pantry gift certificate.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Enjoy your weekend!

March 05, 2015

No Snow Birdbrain




Yep, I'm protesting winter!  Enough is enough already... I honestly have had it with freezing rain, ice, snow and frigid temps.  Made this card while another 7 inches of snow fell.  At least our area didn't get as much snow as the surrounding counties.

Aren't this image and sentiment a hoot!  Both are from a FTHS set called No Snow Birdbrain.  I also used this week's I {heart} Card Sketch with a Twist #99.  I included the twist, which was to use lots of glitter; sorry I couldn't get a good photo that showed all the sparkle added to the snow.  Paper-piecing the scarf and shovel's handle was done digitally as well as the coloring of the image.

I will also be entering my card in the following challenges:
I {heart}Card Sketch with a Twist #99 -- Sketch with twist-use lots of glitter
The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge -- Paper Piecing and/or Paper Piercing
Crafting With An Attitude Challenge 1 -- Free Style (Anything Goes)
D.R.S. Designs Challenge #164 -- Hot Trends-Button It (use buttons)
Little Red Wagon Challenge #279 -- Birds of a Feather
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge TT030515 -- Anything Goes w/opt. twist-texture

Thanks so much for stopping by; hope the sun is shining in your neck of the woods.

March 01, 2015

Funky Sock Monkey with Mini Mazes




Morning everyone!  March's Ants In My Pantry Digital Challenge starts today on the Doodle Pantry Digital Doodles Blog.  The challenge will go live at noon EST.  Starting this month, the AIMPDC theme will always be 'anything goes' using a digital image.   More information regarding the challenge can be found here starting at noon EST.

My card for the AIMPDC#3 combines two fun DP sets, Funky Sock Monkey and Mini Mazes.  This was an easy, fun card to make.  Digital coloring of the outline sock monkey was done using photoshop elements.  Then, I just merged the monkey and maze images on top of dotted digi paper and grouped them together in a Word document before printing.

I will also be entering this card in the following challenges:
Digitally Sweet Challenge DSC129 -- Anything Goes
QRS Stampede Challenge #128 -- Circles
Meljen's Designs Challenge #249 -- Seeing Spots
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge TT022615 -- Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hope March brings better weather to your neck of the woods.

February 27, 2015

Simply Create Too Challenge 80



Hi all,  Today starts a new challenge on Simply Create Too which runs through March 12.  The theme for Challenge 80 is St. Patrick's Day/or use mostly green on your creation.   We would love for you to join in the fun and share your St. Pat's/mostly green creations with us.

My card for the challenge uses the Irish Birdie image by Doodle Pantry.  I let this adorable image take center stage and layered on doilies, pearls and a bow with flower to finish my design.

I will be entering my card in the following challenges:
Ruby's Rainbow Challenge #98 -- Anything Green

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.  Many thanks for stopping by.