June 24, 2012

Snowman Bulb

Happy weekend, everyone.  Don't know about you, but I find it hard to believe this month is almost over.  Where did June go? 

I had so much fun with Susan's (aka rainy) June Sketch that I used it again to create another Christmas card.  This time I used Sassy Cheryl's Merry Christmas Snowman Bulb.  The background and scarf were digitally paper pieced.  Coloring was done with Copics and highlighted with a silver Spica pen. I also covered the bulb with glossy accents and sponged the edges of the image panel with soft sky ink.  Although it doesn't show in my photo, there is lots of sparkle and shine on both the papers and image.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Sassy Cheryl's Show me #80 -- show me what you are working on
CHNC Challenge 78 -- Let's get inky
Di's Digi Designs Challenge -- Spotty and Dotty
Card Makin' Mamas Challenge #48 -- red, white and blue color challenge
One Stop Craft Challenge 181 -- Christmas in June

Hope everyone has a great week, and many thanks for taking the time to visit!

June 21, 2012

Candy Cane Girl

Hello everyone!  I found this sweet image in Sassy Cheryl's bargain bin.  It's appropriately named Candy Cane Girl and inspired me to get a jump start on some Christmas cards.  I combined the image with a sentiment from Doodle Pantry and a Christmas tree made with a Taylor Expressions die.  I paper pieced the dress digitally before coloring  and shading the image with Copics.  I also added some color to the candy cane with a red glaze pen.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Sketch Challenge Rainy Days SC June 20 -- sketch
Sassy Cheryl's Show Me #80 -- show me what you are working on
Crimbo Crackers Challenge 18 -- Anything Christmas Goes
Paper Play Challenge Week 25 -- Use a Die

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Happy Crafting!

June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all the dads!  Today I would like to share the card I made for my hubby.  I created the "stamp template" in Word using the table function; then inserted the sentiment and pre-colored vintage auto image in each cell.  Both image and digi paper are from Doodle Pantry's Vintage Auto Color Plus set.  Click here to see the Digital Faux Postage Stamp Tutorial posted back in July, 2010 on CDAC.  

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Dream Valley Challenge 34 -- For that Special Guy
Sunday Stamper Week 210 -- Men/Male Theme
Bloggers Challenge -- Masculine Cards
Inspire Me Fridays #63 -- Always Anything Goes

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

June 07, 2012

Quirky Cat

Hi everyone.  Today I have a card to share that incorporates some great challenges.  The pre-colored image is from Doodle Pantry's Quirky Cat set.  I combined the image with a Doodle Pantry sentiment from Rounded Wishes, which is a "free with purchase" set!  You got to check out this wonderful set of general sentiments including happy birthday, thinking of you and thank you.

The large dark blue flower is handmade --  I used Cuttlebug dies, which I've had forever and recently rediscovered.  Don't you just love when that happens?  I sanded the individual blossoms before layering them and scrunching them up. 

These are the challenges I will be entering:
Digital Tuesday Challenge #163  -- Anything Goes
Make It Monday #92 -- Anything Goes

Hope everyone has a great weekend.  Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

June 03, 2012

Quirky Ostrich

Morning All.  If you are familiar with my blog, you know I am a big fan of dots and use them lots in my creations.  So, of course, I had to make a card using them for Sentimental Sundays Challenge #105 -- show us your dots .  In addition, this week's  challenge is being sponsored by Doodle Pantry.

This fun image and dotted digi papers are from Doodle Pantry's Quirky Ostrich.  I colored the image with Copics, and also added some digital paper piecing and embossing.  

Enjoy your day!

June 02, 2012

DPDC24 -- Kite Ants

Happy Saturday!  It's a beautiful summer day here in Columbia with sunny blue skies, mild temps and a lovely breeze.  Perfect weather for flying a kite!  With that in mind, this adorable digital image is from the featured set, Kite Ants, that all participants in the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 24 (DPDC24) will receive for free just for participating in the challenge.  So hop on over to the Doodle Pantry Blog and join in the fun.  For all the challenge details and prize information, click HERE.

Now about my card.  I used the outline image from Kite Ants to create my card.  I paper-pieced the kite digitally and colored the rest of the image with Copics.  Besides using the digi papers from Kite Ants, I also used red dotted digi paper from Doodle Pantry's  Balloon Ants set.  Dies and punches made quick work of layering and embellishing my design.  Finishing touches include a ribbon with bow and Prima flower.

I will be entering my card in the following challenges:
Raise the Bar Challenge #107 -- Hello Summer
Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge #80 -- Summer Fun
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #36 -- Rainbows, Clouds or Wings
Pixie Dust Studio Challenge#129 -- Summer

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by.  Have a great weekend!

June 01, 2012

Sea Shells

Happy Summer everyone!  Today is release day at Doodle Pantry, and Laurie has added a new selection of digital sets to the DP Store.  One of my favorites is Sea Shells.  I had so much fun with this set, I made 3 different samples to share with you today.

For my first card (pictured above), I combined one of the sentiments and one of the outline images from this set.  Image was colored with Copics; covered with VersaMark ink;  then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

Next, I combined a different shell image with some of the outline ants from another Doodle Pantry set,  Ant Accents Color Plus, for a totally different look.  Images were also colored with Copics.  I also added some spirelli string art to the large scallop circle.

My last card showcases one of  the colored images as well as one of the digi papers that are also included with this wonderful set.   I did add some sand to the base of the image and pleated the panel of digi paper for a quick, clean look.

When you stop by the Doodle Pantry Store to see all the new sets, be sure to stop by the Specials Page as Laurie is starting off summer with a sale!  There is a "35% off entire cart special' being offered from June 1-10 (excludes gift certificates and watermarks).  Be sure to add any "free with purchase" or other freebies to your cart.

So glad you stopped by today.  Thanks so much for your support.