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!

June 26, 2014

Carousel Zebra

Hi everyone!  We are back from our mini vacation; and after playing catch up, I finally had some time to craft.  Today I have a card to share, using Doodle Pantry's Carousel Zebra.  First, I created a snow globe by inserting 2 different shapes in a Word document.  After formatting the shapes and merging them together, I pasted the zebra image in the same document and positioned the image "in front" of the snow globe.  The base of the globe was paper pieced with the black stripe digi paper that comes with this set .  I also fussy cut an extra copy of the zebra image and attached it with dimensionals for some extra depth. 

Both the image and mat were cut out with with Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Mat dies.  Embellishments include a sheer black dotted bow with a fancy brad as well as various sizes of pearls and red rhinestones.  (Sorry the small pearls and rhinestones are barely visible in the photo.)

I will be entering my card in the following fun challenges:
Crafty Girls Challenge 21 -- Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons Challenge 95 -- Stitching Real or Fake plus Ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Happy Crafting!

June 19, 2014

Retro Fresh Get Well

Hi everyone!  Just a quick post this morning as we are going away for a few days and I still need to pack.  This fun card combines a get well sentiment made with a Cuttlebug die, punched flowers, circle die cuts, and a patchwork of papers scraps.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenge #265 -- Tic Tac Toe (Diagonal Column - die cut, ribbon and circles)
Crafting When You Can Challenge 71 -- Leftovers - use your scraps, nothing new)
Hiding in My Craft Room HIMCR #153 -- Super Scraps Saturday
Southern Girls Challenge -- Diecuts/Punches

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

June 17, 2014

Joyful Day


Morning Everyone!  Today, Doodle Pantry is sponsoring Tuesday Morning Sketches 254.  For my take on the sketch, I turned the sketch on its side and trimmed the bottom of the card's front before adding a scallop border to the edge.  The strip of white showing on the bottom is actually the inside the of the card.

The images, sentiment, and pink digi paper are from Doodle Pantry's Joyful Day set.  These elements were merged and grouped in a Word Document.  After printing, the grouped image was die cut with a Spellbinders oval die and framed with die cuts made with the help of an oval scallop and floral oval dies by Spellbinders.  Finishing touches include some Spirelli string art, leaves made with a Sizzix die and a MS punch, as well as a bow with rhinestone embellishment.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Cards Galore June Challenge -- Us a stamp or digi or your project
Dragonflies Dreams Challenge 6 -- Anything With Wings
The Crafting Cafe June Challenge -- Love and Marriage
Open-Minded Crafting Challenge #12 -- Something with Wings
Make My Monday Challenge -- Color Theme - Pretty in Pink 

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

June 05, 2014

Sweet Summer

Hi everyone.  Today I have a card to share using this week's Sweet Sketch Wednesday-2 16.  I merged images from 2 different Doodle Pantry  sets -- Mini Summer Trio and Flip Flops.  The bucket and shovel are pre-colored; and I grouped them with the outline flip flops after paper-piecing the insoles with matching paper from the Mini Summer Trio set.  I used the same paper for the panels in the sketch and also added a sentiment from Mini Summer Trio.  Now all I need is a trip to the beach for some summer fun!

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Time Out Challenge #7 -- Summer with the optional twist of Flowers
Crafty Creations Challenge #264 -- It is all about "S" (I used a summer theme including a "shovel" image.)
Scrapper's Delight Challenge #24 -- Anything Goes with a twist - Layer it Up

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy the rest of your day and hope you have a fabulous weekend!

June 03, 2014

Turning Fifty

Hi All!  Instead of throwing some scraps in my overflowing scrap bin, I used them to create a quick birthday card.  I combined the papers with a fun MDS/SU! Giggle Greetings image w/sentiment.  After paper-piecing the cat digitally and adding additional coloring and shading with Copic Markers and chalk, I just had to add a few embellishments, and this card was ready to give to my cousin who just turned fifty.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Bloggers June Challenge -- Bingo (I used Column A)
Digi Makeover Challenge #143 -- Anything Goes (must use a digi)
Digi Sketch Challenge 26th of May - Use a Stamp and/or Sketch
Shopping Our Stash, SOS#154 -- Critters (pet or animal theme)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Happy Crafting!!

June 01, 2014

Smooth Sailing

Wishing everyone a Happy June!  This month's Doodle Pantry release has some wonderful summer sets, including ones that are perfect for creating patriotic and masculine projects.  All sets in this June release are 25% off from June 1 thru June 4 only.

Today, I have a Father's Day card to share using an image from the Smooth Sailing & Map set.  The starting point of my design was inspired by a sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday created in 2013.  The focal point is the wonderful sailboat from Smooth Sailing... I used the outline image from the set which I paper-pieced and colored with the help of Photoshop.  Other Doodle Pantry sets used were digi papers from the Bold Summer Digital Paper Pack and Grunge Wood Mini Digi Paper 4 Pack.  The sentiment is from another set from this month's release, Gone Fishing.

I will be entering my card in the following challenges:
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge (PWC312) -- Father's Day/Masculine Cards
Polkadoodles Challenge Wk 22 -- Men on our Minds (create anything for the men/boys in our life)
Simply Create Too -- Father's Day (or for a male)
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #196 -- Crazy Egg (anything goes)
Delightful Weekly Challenge May 28 -- It a Guy Thing (masculine cards)
Allsorts Week 261 -- For the Guys

A new Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge #47 starts today at noon and ends on June 24.  For this month's challenge, Laurie has changed things up a bit -- this month the challenge theme is Make it Manly.  You may use any company's DIGITAl image. No featured digi this month; instead there will be 3 randomly selected winners, chosen from all participants, who will receive  coupons to the Doodle Pantry store.   Challenge details can be found on the Doodle Pantry Challenge Blog.  Sure hope you join in the fun!  

Have a great day and thanks so much for your visit!

May 29, 2014

Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge -- Anything Goes

Today starts a new Twisted Thursday Challenge on the Outlawz, and I'm thrilled to be a guest designer for this week's challenge.  The challenge theme is an easy one -- anything goes.  Sure hope you join in the fun!

For my card, I used the Floral Watering Can image by Delicious Doodles.  Coloring was done with Copic Markers.   I also fussy cut and adhered 3 extra flowers to the image with dimensionals.  The patterned papers and coordinating embellishments are from The Sweetest Thing product line by My Mind' Eye.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew Challenge 62 -- Shabby Chic/Vintage
2 Cute Ink Challenge #107 -- Color Theme: yellow, gray, blue
Digi Makeover Challenge #42 -- Flowers (must use digi)
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #97 -- Make your Mark using markers, pencils, crayons, or paint brushes

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

May 25, 2014

Things with Wings

Morning everyone!  This week Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the Sentimental Sundays Challenge #208, and the theme is Things with Wings.  For my take on the challenge, I used Doodle Pantry's A Tweet Hello set.  I really had fun coloring the sweet image with Copic markers, and paper piecing the image digitally with SU! retro fresh papers.  I also fussy cut an extra copy of the birdhouse's roof, and layered it on the image with dimensionals.  Lots of different die cuts and punched shapes were used to embellish my card.  The hello die cut was made with a Cuttlebug die I had forgotten about.... It's years old, and I'm so happy to have rediscovered it!  Cleaning up one's craft space sometimes turns up the best surprises!

I will be entering my card in the following challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges 237 -- Turquoise, Orange and Kraft
Sister Act Challenge #58 -- Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stampers -- Things with Wings

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day; and if you are in the States, enjoy the holiday!

(BTW,  if you are looking to do some holiday shopping, Doodle Pantry is having a Memorial Day Special, May 24-26: 40% off your cart of digital products (excludes fund raiser products, bundles and gift certificates).  If interested, click HERE to read the details and pick up the coupon code.)