April 18, 2012

Little Lighthouse

Hi everyone!  The card I have to share today combines Doodle Pantry and CDS precolored digital images.  I love to mix and match sets and really had fun combining the lighthouse image and digi papers from Doodle Pantry's Little Lighthouse set, with one of the sailboats and seagulls from Smooth Sailing, by CDS.  The sentiment is from Doodle Pantry's Forget Me Nots set. 

I also had fun incorporating various dies and punches into my design.  The sketch is by Sketches by Carly #54.  I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Friends Challenge #2 -- Use Two Die Cuts
Craft Your Passion Challenge 106 -- Use at least one punch or die cut
Lexi Creations Challenge 63 -- Use your punches and dies

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Happy Crafting!!

April 13, 2012

Umbrella Ants

Hi everyone. It's a beautiful sunny day here in Maryland... Although, we really do need some rain to lower the pollen count.  With that in mind, I have a fun card to share using the new Doodle Pantry set called Umbrella Ants.  This set is free with purchase for a Limited Time; plus the NO FOOLIN! Special -- 25% off cart total -- has been extended through April 24!  To see these offers and another fun new set that is being offered free with purchase.  Click here!

For my card above, I used the outline image, a sentiment and one of the sheets of digi paper included in the Umbrella Ants set.  I did some digital paper piecing on the raindrops and umbrella; and colored the image with Copics.  I also added some glossy accents.  The fun dotted papers are from another DP set -- Balloon Ants COLOR plus.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Party Time Tuesday's Challenge #63 (PTT#63) -- Water
Crafting For All Seasons CH#24 -- April Showers
Just Keep On Crafting Challenge #1 -- Anything Goes
The Pixie Cottage Challenge #16 -- Paper Piecing
Scrapalicious USA -- April Showers

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!

April 08, 2012

Happy Easter!

Hi All!  Hope everyone enjoyed their day.  Just wanted to share one of the Easter favor boxes I created to hold some chocolate goodies. Yum!  This fun digital image and sentiment are from Bugaboo's Easter Stella set.  I used a Sizzix die to create the box and Nestabilities to diecut the image and background layers.

I will be entering this creation in the following challenges:
Catch the Bug Challenge -- April's Anything Goes
Gingerloft Challenge (GL37) -- Anything but a card
Dilly Beans  -- Easter Challenge

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Enjoy your week.

April 06, 2012

Quirky Parrots

Hi everyone!  Just a quick post today before I fight the crowds to do my Easter shopping.  The card I'm sharing today showcases the new digital Quirky Parrot set by Doodle Pantry.  It's the free set that all participants who play the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 22 (DPDC22)  will receive!  This challenge runs through April 24.  Sure hope you can join us!  If you can't play with us, this set will be available for purchase at Doodle Pantry after the challenge closes.  BTW, this set comes with both outline and colored images as well as digital paper and sentiments.  

For my card, I used 2 of the parrots that come with this set.  Both images were colored and shaded with Copics.  I paper- pieced parts of both images digitally as well as by hand.  I also used pastels to create the cloud background.  The dotted background paper comes from another Doodle Pantry set called Balloon Ants Color Plus.

I will be entered this card in the following challenges:
Do You Stack Up #66 -- Friendly Critters
Cupcake Craftroom April 2012 Challenge -- Bugs n Birds n Wings n Things
Twisted Tuesday Challenges (2TC1) -- The Clouds are Coming (I used pastels to create the clouds.)
Inspire Me Fridays 53  -- Anything Goes

Thanks so much for your visit.  Wishing everyone a  wonderful weekend, and a very Happy Easter!

April 02, 2012

MMSC137 -- Sunflowers

Hi everyone!   Just a heads up to let you know that April's Midnight Madness Monthly Sketch Challenge (MMSC137) has been posted; and it's your pick -- make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between.

You can enter one or both styles of April's sketch in the challenge.  You are also more than welcome to enter up to 4 cards during the whole month of April.  The extra little theme for the April MM Monthly Sketch Challenge will be to use at least one flower .  Please note that this theme is merely for inspiration and not a requirement to play.  Be sure to stop by the Midnight Madness Challenge Blog to see if you are one of last month's awards/prize winners and to check out the new sketch and April's prize information.

For my interpretation of the sketch, I combined the Sunflower Digi Set of 3 by"priscillastyles" with a lovely vintage photo that I had in my stash.  Unfortunately I failed to note the name of the site where I got the photo.  If you know, please leave a comment with the information so I can give proper credit.  Thanks!

I will also be entering my card in the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe Crafts Challenge 22 -- Shabby Chic/Vintage
Crafty Catz Challenge 126 -- Use a digi image

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Happy Crafting!!

April 01, 2012

Doodle Pantry Release and a New Challenge (DPDC22)

Happy April!  Sorry I've been absent.  My husband and I have both been under the weather.  We are now feeling better and I am delighted to be back to posting in time for today's Doodle Pantry release.  My cards above combine three new digital sets -- Ant Accents Color plus,  Birthday Accessories COLOR plus, and Birthday Party Paper Pack.  I really had fun playing with these sets; my head is just spinning with ideas as the possibilities are endless!

After playing with the Birthday Accessories and Birthday Party Papers, I couldn't resist combining the Ant Accents COLOR plus with another new fun set, Sombrero Hat.   For my card pictured below, I used the colored images, sentiments and one of the digi papers that comes with Sombrero Hat. (This set also includes outline images.)  

There's lots going on at the Doodle Pantry Store this month!  Be sure to stop by to see all the fabulous new sets and check out the awesome specials  -- including 25% off cart total (excludes gift certificates and watermarks) and a special free with purchase set -- April 1st through 3rd only.

Finally, April's Doodle Pantry Digi Challenge (DPDC22)  starts today at noon (EDT) on the Doodle Pantry Blog.  All you have to do to participate is create something using a Doodle Pantry image.  To read the challenge details, prize information,and see the free digi set that all challenge participants will receive, just click here!  Sure hope you join us!

So glad you stop by to visit!  Have a wonderful week!