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!!