January 26, 2014

So Sweet Mice

Hi everyone!  Today starts a new challenge at Pile It On which is being sponsored by Doodle Pantry.  The theme for this week's PIO Challenge #4 is animals.  For my card, I used a fun image and sentiment from Doodle Pantry's So Sweet Mice.  I used various Doodle Pantry digi papers to paper piece the image digitally.  Coloring was done with Irojiten pencils and Copics markers.  I used a Taylored Expressions banner die to create my banner and Spellbinders dies to frame the image and sentiment.  This card was a lot of fun to create and I'm happy with how it turned out.  Hope you like it too!

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper January Challenge -- Use patterned paper on cards - anything goes
Aud Sentiment Challenge #98 -- Use any sentiment you like
The Crafting Cafe -- Anything Goes

Hope everyone has a great week.  Thanks for your visit and Happy Crafting!

January 19, 2014

Stella Love -- Stupid Cupid

Hi All!  Above is my take on Stella Says Sketch Challenge 201.  I used Bugaboo's fun Stella Love -- Stupid Cupid set.  Here's a photo of the sentiment that also comes with the set and which I used on the inside of the card:

The image was colored with Copics and I also did some digital paper piecing.  I added some punched hearts, lots of bling, and glazed and glittered Stella's wings.  I think this image is a hoot and hope my hubby will get a kick out of it.

Hope everyone has a great week and thanks so much for stopping by!

January 15, 2014

Basket of Roses

Happy Wednesday, everyone!  it's a dreary day here with fog and rain, and thought some flowers would cheer things up. The image with sentiment was created by merging elements from 3 different Doodle Pantry sets -- Rose Bloom, Old Basket, and Rounded Wishes -- which is free with purchase.  

I love my new flip it die from Stampin' Up; and used it to die cut the card's base out of double-sided DSP.   I added layers of embossed yellow cardstock, a pre-cut MS embossed border, ribbon with flowers; and this card was done quick as a wink. 

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Die Cutting Diva's Challenge #148 -- Out with the old, In with the New (new flip it die; old MS border, ribbon and flowers)
Crafting by Designs Challenge -- Flowers, Flowers, Flowers
Creative Craft Challenges 2 -- Challenge 1 - New ( new flip it die)
Crafting for All Seasons Challenge #68 -- All things bright and beautiful

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

January 09, 2014

Silly Critters

Morning everyone!  This fun card uses the owl image and my favorite sentiment from the new Silly Critters set by Doodle Pantry.  I used the pre-colored owl image and couldn't resist adding some digital paper piecing to the owl so the image would match my new patterned papers from SU!/MDS's Retro Fresh DSP.  The sketch is  my take on MFTWSC158.

I will be entering my card in the following challenges:
The Sisterhood of Crafters -- Out with the old, In with the new (The patterned paper and image are new.)
ABC Challenges -- C is for Colourful
Shopping our Stash SOS #133 -- Use something new (The patterned paper and image are new,)

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

January 07, 2014

Tree Glee

Good Morning!  Today, Doodle Pantry is sponsoring Through the Craft Room Door Challenge -- TTCRD January 7-13 -- Anything Goes.  Above is the card I made for the challenge using an image and sentiment from Doodle Pantry's new Tree Glee set.  This is a delightful set; and the best part is it's free with purchase until January 24!  Below is a preview:

 In addition, this set also includes outline images; and I used the outline heart tree image to make my card.  Coloring was done with Irojiten colored pencils, and I paper-pieced the tree's trunk and branches digitally.  Although not visible in the photo, all the hearts were glazed and sprinkled with glittered,  I just love this happy set.  I think it's perfect for sending smiles to just about anyone.

I will also be entering this card in the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody #37 -- Anything Goes
Pile It On #1 -- Just Because
Cards Galore Encore Challenge #1 -- Anything Goes
Craft your Passion Challenge 195 -- Fancy Borders/Edges
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog, LTSCB #21 -- Anything Goes  ( I used a digital image and sentiment.)

Thanks so much for stopping by. Stay warm and Happy Crafting!

January 05, 2014

Mr. Snowman

Warm winter wishes, everyone!   I know many have been dealing with snow, record cold temps and freezing rain, including our area.  When I saw this cutie freebie image from A Day for Daisies, it certainly made me smile and brightened my day even though I'm not a cold weather fan.  I colored the image with Copics and Irojiten pencils, and added some digital paper piecing. Embellishments include lots of glitter, bling and 'flower soft' snow and, of course, snowflakes.  My sentiment and digital snowflake papers are from Doodle Pantry sets.

The sketch I used is from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 .  It's their first on their new blog!

I will be entering my card in the following challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 #01 (SSW2 #01)  -- Sketch
Outlawz Paper a la Mode Challenge for Jan 4--10  (PAM010414) -- Use something new (My snowman image is new!)
Digitally "Sweet" Challenges DSC#69 -- Anything Goes with Digi Darla

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

January 01, 2014

So Sweet Mice for a New Year!

Happy start to a New Year and wishing everyone all the best in 2014!  I would also like to wish my cousin, Kelly, a very happy New Year's birthday.  This one's for you!

Today brings a new release to the Doodle Pantry store, and I got to play with the new digital set, So Sweet Mice.  Here's a preview of everything included in the So Sweet Mice set as well as all the goodies included in the Calendar Minis set: 

I merged the fun mouse with tiny cherries from the Calendar Minis set (previously sold by CDS).  The mouse image was masked and cropped to shape in a Microsoft Word document.  I also filled the circle's background with color.  Coloring of the sweet mouse image was done with colored pencils; and I added glitter to the ice cream. Sentiment is from a SU!/MDS set.

I will be entering my card in the following challenges:
Paper Makeup Challenge #121 -- Anything Goes
Hiding in My Craft Room HIMCR #130 -- Anything but Holiday
Animal Friends Challenge #10 -- Punches and Dies

Also, want to let everyone know that the current Doodle Pantry special -- 40% off digital products (excluding gift certificates) with a minimum purchase of $2 ends January 3.  Click HERE to get the coupon code and see January's special products.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day and New Year!