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!

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.