November 27, 2012

Better Not Pout

Hi All!  I have two cards to share today that uses one of my favorite Santa images -- Sassy Cherly's  Better Not Pout Santa.  I was really surprised that a pre-colored digi image was included with the set. Although I love to color, I opted to use the pre-colored image to create some quick  and easy Christmas cards for my (seriously lacking) stash of holiday cards..  I merged the image on the first card on top of dotted digi papers from My Grafico,  For the second card, I also merged the image over digi paper -- this time I used holly digi paper from Doodle Pantry.

Although it's hard to see in the photos, I added lots of sparkle with glitter and a silver Spica pen.  I'm pleased with how these turned out and hope you like them too!

I will be entering these cards in the following challenges:
Sassy Cheryl's Show me #101 -- share something you can show us
Lady Anne's Challenge -- Anything Goes
Paper Cupcakes Magical Monday -- Sparkle, Sparkle, Sparkle

I hope you have a great day.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

November 21, 2012

Winter Star

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the States.  Sorry I've been MIA -- I've been under the weather the last couple of days.   Fortunately, I'm feeling better in time to celebrate the holiday.

The card I'm sharing tonight showcases the beautiful image and digi paper from Doodle Pantry's Winter Star.  This set comes with both outline and colored images.  To make my card, I used the colored image and merged it on top of one of the digi papers from the same set.  I also added dimension by cutting out parts of the image and layering them on top.  

The best part about this beautiful set is that it's free with purchase through November 24!

 In addition, Laurie is having a blow out sale from November 21 thru January 3 -- 35% OFF IMAGE PRODUCTS (does not include gift certificates).  To read more about the specials, click HERE.

Have a wonderful holiday and thanks so much for taking the time to stop by!  

November 15, 2012

Reindeer Trio

Hi All!  Hope everyone is enjoying their day.  Today I thought I would share one of the projects I have been working on.  Since I find teenagers very hard to buy for, I opted to dress up cash for the teens on my Christmas list.  Above is one of the money holders I made.

The fun image is Reindeer Trio by Bugaboo Stamps.  My computer-generated sentiment was merged on top of the image. Sentiment on the inside is by MDS/SU!. Coloring was done with Copics.  Although it's not apparent in the photo, I added glitter to the stars and glaze to the Christmas ornaments.  Just need to add a name tag and this one will be ready for gifting.

I will be entering this in the challenges:
Freshly Brewed Challenge #122 -- Lots & Lots of Dots
Nutcrafters Challenge #31 -- A Christmas Present
MIM #115 with Bugaboo Stamps -- Always anything goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Happy Crafting!!

November 09, 2012

Little Deer

Morning all.  Today I have a card to share that was a lot of fun to make.  My starting point was the Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #179-109.  All images, digi papers and sentiment are from Doodle Pantry.  I combined the sweet pre-colored deer from Little Deer with a hat from Santa Accessories Color Plus .  After grouping these images together, I merged them in front of a Snow Globe that I created and formatted in a Word document.  Next, I merged the sentiment in front of the snow globe's base.  

The checkerboard background was created by combining 2 different digi papers from these sets -- Holly Stag and Little Deer. Embellishments include Flower Soft for "snow", and a jute ribbon and bow that I finished with a button from my stash.

I will be entering my card in the following challenges:
Craft us Crazy Challenge 30 -- Use favorite colors and/or Holiday theme.
Happy Campers Challenge No. 4 -- Use Bright Colours
My Heart Pieces Challenge -- Anything Cute
ABC Christmas Challenge -- V for Vibrant Colours

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

November 06, 2012

Sparkling Winter Hills

Good evening, everyone.  Just a quick post tonight.  I have another card to share using PTI's Winter Hills. For this one I added lots of sparkle with the help of glitter.  Copics used to color and shade the image .  I also sponged the sky with Midnight Muse ink.  Then I added a coat of VersaMark to the sky before heat embossing with clear embossing powder.  

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Pile It One Challenge #35 -- Make It Sparkle
Glitter n Sparkle Chalenge 5 - Anything but a square/glitter n sparkle

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Enjoy the rest of your week.

November 03, 2012

Winter Hills

Happy Saturday and the night we turn back the clocks... I must confess that I am not a big fan of the short days of winter, but I do love using snowy scenes for Christmas cards.  This one is perfect for a friend who owns a home in Garrett County, Maryland where they received 2-3 feet of snow as a results of Hurricane Sandy.  Yikes!!!

Now don't be shocked, but I actually did some stamping -- this snowy scene is from Papertrey Ink's Winter Hills set.  I used Copics for coloring, and added a touch of pastels to the sky and dots of glitter for snow.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Fairy Tale Challenge #53 -- Monochrome with Dies and Punches

So glad you were able to stop by for a visit... thanks so much and have a great day!

November 01, 2012

Lively Leaves

Good Morning!  It's the first of the month and time for a new Doodle Pantry release.  Laurie, has outdone herself with a fabulous collection of new sets which you won't want to miss.  Today, I am showcasing the new Lively Leaves digital set.

I colored the trio of leaves with Copics before sponging on a variety of inks in different colors.  Then I covered the leaves with VersaMark ink before heat embossing with clear embossing powder.  After doing some fussy cutting, I adhered the image to the card's base with dimensionals and embellished with some buttons.  Very simple and fun to do. 

I will be entering this card to the following challenges:
2 Sister Challenge #115 -- Halloween or Fall colors
My Sheri Crafts Challenge #97 -- Fall colors and at least 3 embellishments
Crafting For All Seasons #39 -- Falling Leaves

Thanks so much for your visit.  Be sure to stop by the Doodle Pantry Blog at noon today when a new Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge goes live.