November 30, 2010

Merry Christmas to You

Hi there!   Last week, Laurie, illustrator and owner of the Doodle Pantry, released some wonderful colored sets of  Winter Song Birdies.  Talk about Laurie coming to the rescue.... I needed  to make a card for my teenage nephew, and the pre-colored  "Merry Christmas to you" sentiment ( which is included with all the sets) was perfect!  

This card was a snap to put together, and would be very easy to mass produce.  I kept things very simple and just used papers  from my scrap bin, some dies and 3 'Cloud 9' epoxy dots.  I just need to finish the inside pocket to hold a gift card, and I'm done.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges;
Sew Many Challenges #43 -- Red and Green 
Paper Cutz Challenge #69 -- Anything Goes
Freshly Brewed Challenges (FBC24) -- Winter/Christmas Theme
Top Tip Tuesday Tip #12 -- Anything Goes

Enjoy the rest of the week and thanks so much for stopping by!

November 27, 2010


I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving .  I am finally back in the groove and was able to find some time to craft.  It's a good thing as I have lots of Christmas cards to finish.  

My card today uses a vintage Santa image from  Digital Two for Tuesday.  If you are a lover of vintage, I highly recommend checking out this wonderful resource.  Thanks Cora!  

Well, I don't know about you, but I have had enough turkey and football until next year.  Off to make something beef for dinner!  Have a great evening.

Supplies:  Stamps - Vintage Santa from Digital Two for Tuesday; Paper - SU! DSP, baja breeze, red from my stash, Prism simply smooth white cardstock, generic white base; ink - computer; Accessories - Spellbinder dies, MFT doily die, MS snowflake punch, pearls from my stash, holy leaves are from a Jolee's Christmas border I purchased at Mikes.

November 23, 2010

MMSC81 -- Tree Lane

Happy Tuesday, everyone.  Here's my card for the Midnight  Madness Sketch Challenge #81.  For my card today, I wanted to change things up a bit, so I went with a cozy, country Christmas look. I think this look works well with the tree image I used...  It's  from the Christmas Tree Set available from the "priscillastyles Store".  To go with the look, I incorporated some paper piecing into my design.  It's always fun to try something different, and I like how it turned out.  Hope you do too!

I will be entering my card in the following challenges:
Crazy for Challenges C4C64 -- Add circles to your card or project
Our Daily Bread (ODBDSLC38) -- Create any holiday card
CCEE Stampers (CCEE1046) -- Use buttons on your card or project

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope everyone has a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!  Don't know about you, but I have to get a move on... lots of cleaning, errands and such to get ready for the holiday.
Supplies:  Christmas Tree Set - "priscillastyles" Store; Paper - PTI select white, generic ivory, DCWV DSP, textured red from my scrap bin, SU! crumb cake; Ink - computer, Distress Ink - antique linen; Accessories - Cuttlebug embosing folder, MS large snowflake punch,  MS ric rac border, woven hemp - JoAnn's,  button from my stash, thread SU!, dimensionals.

November 20, 2010

Big Hug Bunny with Santa Accessories

Happy Saturday!   It's time for another Doodle Pantry Blog Challenge... You can find all the details regarding the challenge on the new Doodle Pantry Blog.  Also, Laurie Wilson, illustrator and owner of the Doodle Pantry, has just released six new sets.  My favorite is Santa Accessories, and it's a "must have" for all Doodle Pantry fans.  My card showcases the 'freebie' DP image, Big Hug Bunny.  I was able to convert the bunny into a Christmas image with the help of the new Santa Accessories Set.  Talk about easy peasy to use!  Thank you Laurie... you are a genius!

Below is a picture of all the images included in the Santa Accessories set as well as the instruction sheet showing which hat works with which group of DP images.


And just in case you are interested, below is a peek at the Big Hug Bunny before the Christmas transformation.  (Click here to go to the Doodle Pantry freebies page if you wish to download this image.) 

Don't forget to check out the Store while you are there... Now's the time to do some shopping as Laurie is having a Black Friday sale staring today, November 20, through Saturday, November 27 -- everything is 30 off --  Just enter code: DPBLACKFRIDAY2010.  Have a great weekend and thanks for taking the time to visit!

November 16, 2010

MMSC80 -- Christmas Bird

Hi everyone!  Here's my take on this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #80 (MMSC80).  I love this week's sketch; it was so easy to work with and came together just like I envisioned... don't you just love when that happens!  My image is one of my favorites from the "priscllastyles" Store; it's called Christmas Bird.  I added touches of glitter to the snow on the branches and used Spica pens to color the berries and bells.  The ribbon was highlighted with a Sakura clear star pen.  IRL, my card sparkles nicely.  Wish my photo picked up the glitter and shine.

I will be  entering this card in the following challenges:
Crazy4Challenges C4C63 -- Create a Christmas card or item.
Gingerloft Challenge 6 - Theme is the great outdoors... animals, trees, snowman... anything outdoor goes.
The Crafty Pad Challenge 97 -- Christmas Sparkle

Have a super day and thanks so much for stopping by!
Supplies: Stamp - Christmas Bird by "priscillastyles" Store; Paper - PTI select white, SU! bashful blue, shimmery silver by Recollections, DSP - Paper Salon, generic white base; Ink - computer, Copic markers, Spica pens, gel pens, clear stardust pen and Prismacolor pencils w/gamsol; Accessories - Spellbinder die, Cuttlebug EF, MM metal sentiment, buttons from my stash, dazzling diamonds.

November 12, 2010

Christmas Bells!

Yeah, I finally got this card finished.  My Christmas Bells image is from the "priscillastyles" Store, and was so much fun to color.  I used a combination of  Copics, Prismacolor pencils, Spica pens, and Sakura glaze pens; and, of course, it needed some bling and glitter.  The background panels were embossed with a Sizzix embossing folder and I embellished with gold ribbon and store bought poinsettias by Recollections.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
CCEE Stampers:  CCEE1045 -- Use store bought flowers
Wild Orchid Challenges:  Challenge 9 -- Classic Christmas Colors/red and green with optional gold
For Fun Challenges -- Dry Embossing
Stamp Something: November Digi Day Challenge -- Anything at all, as long as it's digital

Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!  Thanks so much for visiting and happy crafting!

Supplies: Stamps - Christmas Bells from the "priscillastyles" Store; Paper - PTI select white, generic white base, SU! handsome hunter, shimmery red and gold cardstock from Recollections; Ink - computer, Copics, Prismacolor pencils, Spica pens, Sakura glaze pens; Accessories -- SU! Sizzix embossing folder from SU!, SU! dazzling diamonds, gold ribbon from Mikes, MS leaf punch, Recollections poinsettias from Mikes, bling from my stash, and dimensionals.

November 10, 2010

Sheep Dreams

Hi All!  I just couldn't wait to share a card I made with the Sheep Dreams set from the Doodle Pantry.  I just love this sweet image... don't you think it would make a sweet baby card, or used for Easter or other occasions?  This digital set could be yours for free just for participating in the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge #1 (DPDC1).  There's still time to play the challenge as it doesn't end until midnight, November 13.  Hope you join in the fun!

Enjoy the rest of your evening and thanks for visiting!
Supplies:  Stamps --  Sheep Dreams by Doodle Pantry; Paper -- PTI white, SU! crumb cake & bashful blue; Ink - computer, Copic markers for coloring; Accessories -- Fun flock, Spellbinder die, PTI cloud die, SU! bashful blue ribbon, K&Co. flower, Recollections pearls, Jolee's grass border and dimensionals.

November 09, 2010

MMSC79 Christmas Ornaments

Good Morning!  Sorry I've been MIA... dead computer which I had to replace and then had to wait for a data transfer.  Now I am playing catch up... installing everything, learning a new system, new software, and trying to get the hang of the new touch pad. But even with all the hassles, I am thrilled to be back online!

Glad I'm finally up and running, because today is release day at the "priscillastyles" Store, and I get to share a card I made with one of Priscilla's new images called Christmas Ornaments. I used Copic Markers and Spica Pens to color my images, and also added some highlights with a clear star pen -- what fun!
My card qualifies for the following challenges :
2010 Christmas Card Challenge #149 -- Inspiration Picture -- I was inspired by the Christmas tree with ornaments.  
I Did It Creations Challenge #28 -- Holiday Color Mix Up -- I created a Christmas card using colors usually associated with Easter.
The Crazy Challenge (CCH#40) -- Things with Wings -- I included a bird ornament on my card.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Hopefully by your next visit I will have mastered everything, and know what I'm doing!  

November 05, 2010

Dood Pantry Release

Good Morning!  Today is release day at the Doodle Pantry, and I am excited to share 2 new sets with you.  My first card showcases the new set called Ibis Bird.  I just love this beautiful image, and think the creative possibilities with this versatile image are endless.


Next up is the whimical, pre-colored set called Christmas Birdie.  Isn't this the cutest, and it's so much fun to work with!  There are also some great sentiments included with this set.

To see the release in its entirety, head on over to the Doodle Pantry Store

And mark your calendars for tomorrow, November 6... It's the day that Laurie will be hosting her very first Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge (DPDC).  Great prizes, too.  All new challenge details can be found on the new Doodle Pantry blog!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Sure hope you join us tomorrow for the challenge!!

Supplies used for Ibis Bird Card:  Stamps - Ibis Bird by Doodle Pantry; Paper - PTI select white, K&Co. DSP; Ink - Copic Markers for coloring, SU! sage shadow and Tim Holtz distress ink in antique linen for sponging; Accessories - clear embossing powder, decorative edge trimmer, Spellbinder dies, SU! corduroy button and flower from my stash.
Supllies used for Christmas Birdie:  Stamps - Christmas Birdie Colored by Doodle Pantry; Paper - PTI select white, SU! very vanilla, GP white, SU! garden green, DCWV DSP; Ink - Tim Holtz distress ink in antique linen for sponging; Accessories - Spellbinder dies, SU! scallop circle punches, MS bow punch, CTMH liquid glass, flower soft, dazzling diamonds, Stampendous stickers, small pom pom.