Thursday, November 24, 2011

Pyrrhula pyrrhula

Morning, all of you here and there and everywhere!

This week's Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge #84 we have Animals. This is to honour Pet Pardons. Remember the charity trying to find homes for animals. Trying to find people who actually care who will Pardon a Pet from death row, or a Rescue, by adopting him or her and giving them a forever home.

To join our challenges you don’t have to use a Digi Doodle Shop image, but if you do use one, your entry will count twice. You are also allowed to enter our challenge as many times as you like, as long as you enter with a new card/craft.The winner of this challenge will win a $10 give certificate from Digi Doodle Shop where you’ll be spoilt for choice.

I spent good few hours to get this card right. And as usual, loved every second of it. Tried to catch feel of the winter, cold, but also beautiful and peaceful, bright sky and definitely 3D.

Stepper card are honestly easy to make with Hougie Board!!! I love it, I absolutely love it. It's fab with inches side and when you turn it over you have cm-side. I'm so lazy crafter that measuring puts me off but with Hougie it is NICE! 

My stepper card does not follow any specific template or guide, I just thought here, and here and here... yep. Here we go. Sure now when I know what to do, it won't take me hours :D

Image is from wonderful Digi Doodle Shop and the name of the stamp is "Bluebirds". Well, now they are two nice little robins and that's it! :)

After cutting and folding I spread a little ordinary sticky glue on the steps and covered with very thin fabric. Back a bit darker and natural white in front. Tree needed some masking because the original scene is summer rather than winter. Trees on the background and in front are all masked with snow tex and blue glitter.

Barbed wire needed some snow as well. Hih, and if you try this at home, becareful with cutting wires. They could broke easily.

 Cardstock A4
Hougie Board
Craft knife
Image Digi Doodle Shop
Trees Marianne die
Bird on front Marianne die
Sky acetate sheet
Deco Art Snow tex
Blue glitter
Colored pencils Prismacolors
Sentiment is from the Bible and it is one of my very favourites.

It's nice to be able visiting your blogs, thank you all for that! :)

Challenge for my robins:
Little Claire's  - M, 3E, SIO - #15 Shaped Cards

Friday, November 18, 2011


CASish? What is casish? Something to eat? Nah. It's Clean and Simple after one butterfinger.

Yay! Loved this week Less is More Challenge. But of course I messed the heat embossing up. Totally.

Card is SL
Shape is embossed die
Colorine is Prismacolors
Ink Versafine Watermark
Embossing Powder Judi Kins Midnight Twinkle

Challenge for this one is
Less is More Week 41 One Layer - Leaves

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Iceberg Family

This week we have Challenge #83 Red and Green at Digi Doodle Shop.

The image I choose is just definitely perfect for the weather :) There is no snow here (yet), but here I am, mittens and woolly hat on. Hahah. True! I love  my house, don't take me wrong, but some insulation would be good, but nah... we don't need that kind of luxury here in Yorkshire! :D

Card is a heartshape easel. Couple of angles:

How this was made?
Digital stamp - Digi Doodle Shop
Sentiment - made it up
A4 cut heart shaped die - white, then couple of other sizes. Oh, the white was scalloped.
Colorine - Prismacolors
Flowers - die cuts, some red, some green and pearlished white
Swirls - die cuts

Challenges for this Iceberg Family:
Crafty Catz - use a digital image
Inspire Me Fridays - always anything goes
2 Sisters - #65 Anything Goes
My Craft Spot - Easel Cards 
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes

Can't wait to see, what you come up with!
Remember, you do not have to use DDS image, but it will double your chances to win, if you do. ;)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Beautiful Wolf Family - Animals 06

I love this image and hope my colorine honours the beauty of it. 
Or at least gives some justice :)

First things first.
This week our Challenge at Digi Doodle Shop
is "Sketch" and it is from our Karen's doings. ;)

Ok, my card... Sentiment is for every mother who protects her children and gives courage them to face the big world. World and life there is unpredictable, it could be cold, it could be full of dangerous things, but your mother will always protect you and try her best to keep you safe. Too often we do not realize it. Only when it is too late to say it. I miss my mother so much, it breaks my heart I can't call her, can't hear her voice. Can't wait to meet her again. As you know I believe in God and his word the Bible, and in the Bible our Heavenly Father has promised us better future with our love ones. Oops, sorry I got too emotional!

Remember, the whole November we have All Animal Stamps 25% off!

Image - Digi Doodle Shop
White 6x6 card blank
Sky acetate sheet
Sentiment - stash
Colorine - Prismacolors
A tiny touch with Distress Ink (Tim Holtz)

Can't wait to see what you come up with! :)

Challenges are always inspiring
Scrapbook Sisters - #59 babies
Stampavie and More - #155 Anything Goes
The Paper Variety - #59 family
C.R.A.F.T. - 5E - Cute

You are not required to use a DDS Stamp, but it'll double your chances to win.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Animals 05 - Owl

I have been saving this image for who knows how long waiting for inspiration to kick me on the backside. It was coloured to be ready and some time ago I thought I've lost this! This morning I just knew what I wanted to make and here it is.

Owl is a beautiful creature, isn't it?

Poem on the back begins with
Grow Old With Me. (i.e. old-owl(d) of course I think it was good)

The idea of this came from a blogger, who created something similar using coasters, I had some real thick strong kraft and cardstock.
Image is from Digi Doodle Shop
Colorine Promarkers
Die cuts Spellbinders Fleur De Lis rectangle
Twine is shop twine

Challenges this is made for are
Passion For Promarkers Challenge - #124 A Day At The Zoo
Cards For Men - 2W, must be masculine - (2nd week) Animals
Cooking It Up With Katie - 1E - # 82 anything but a card
Catered Crop
Stamps: girls, banners, farmer, crow
Colors: pink/burgundy, green; jewel tone fall colors
Theme: Christmas or Fall
Inks:  Distress Ink, markers
Papers:  stripes and polka dots, kraft
Tools:  sewing machine, die cuts, circle punch
Embellishments:  Fun Flock, seam binding, gemstones, glimmer mists, glitter, jingle bells, lace, buttons, burlap, twine, and cord

This is it then :)

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Animals 03 - Bear

Mmm... honey is nothing without a bear. On a card anyway!

Definitely he is singing

"Thank you for the honey, the honey I'm eating
Thanks for all the joy it's bringing
Who can live without it, I ask in all honeysty
What would life be?
Without the bees or beehive what are we? (HUNGRY)
So I say thank you for the honey
For bees giving it to me"

Digi is Mo Manning's cute bear from her bear collection here
Card blank was A4, I cut a circle card and for edges my Fiskars Victorian shape scissors were spot on
Die cuts Spellbinders Scalloped Circle and Star Circles
Roses bought from Samuel Taylors
Distressing Tim Holtz's Old Paper and Tea Dye
Gems bought from Samuel Taylors
Those tiny pearly thingies also from Samuel Taylors
Proper real kraft was used for the star circle
Honey pot I cut from Kraft and what was left of card blank
Coloring - Promarkers

Couple of challenges I wanted to join with this bear:
Creative Craft Challenges - Fancy Edges
Digital Tuesday - include a digital element - #135 Cute & Cuddly
Passion For Promarkers Challenge - must use promarkers - #124 A Day At The Zoo
Try It On Tuesday - Unusual Shaped Cards
Partytime Tuesdays - #40 Photo Inspiration
Creatalicious Challenges  - Distress your Edges (card edge and scalloped circle edge)
Craft Your Passion - BINGO (Flowers - Free - Bling)
Creative Stamp Friends - Colours: Orange, Brown
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Inspired by a Song  (Thank You for the Music by ABBA)
Mo's Digital Pencil  - Challenge #107 - Give Thanks!

Oh, how nice it is to be alive and enjoy this WET Yorkshire Weather! :)

Animals 02 - Rabbits

My November theme is "Animals" i.e. I'm aiming to have only animal related cards and other thingies this month.

This wonderful stamp I chose to make a card for the new challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best, link to the shop is -> here. Snow (and white) are a bit funny to colour, but I did my best, and enjoyed every second :) First I gave bunnies a good "white wash" with really light grey and then coloured them.

DDS Challenge for this week is Winter. Lovely theme and I keep hoping we don't get any snow here in Yorkshire!

Colors are mainly shades of grey and pale blue.

Card blank - Craft UK Scalloped 6x6
Digi - DDS Snow Bunnies
Cardstock - ivory linen (it gives nice effect with colouring)
Frame - Dovecraft ribbon sticker
Snow - DecoArt Snow Tex
Silver Glitter
Snowflakes - Fiskars corner punch 
More snowflakes - KARS
Snow balls - stash
Glossy Accent for eyes and noses
Colorine - Spectrum Noir

Can't wait to see, what you come up with!
Snow bunnies are going to:
Freshly Brewed  - #70 Anything goes
Digital Tuesday - include a digital element - #135 Cute & Cuddly
Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes (+ a bit of bling if you like)
Always Something Creative - Challenge#16 - It must Sparkle
Crafters Companion - Challenge #18: Let it Snow 
Forever Friends - must include animal + something old (snow balls) something new (snowflake punches)
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Pollycraft - Anything Goes
Come and Get It Challenges - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Anything Goes
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes

PS. I asked for my entry to be deleted from couple of challenges, because this was never meant to be a "christmas card". Thank you. :) 

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Animals 01 - Cats

Mojo is back!

Remember November specials at Digi Doodle Shop! Spend 7 USD, you will get two new special stamps for free! Digi Doodle Shop will donate $2.00 to "Pet Pardons" for every purchase with our special.Pet Pardons is to help find someone who will Pardon a Pet from death row, or a Rescue, by adopting him or her and giving them a forever home.   More about Pet Pardons and DDS Campaign you can find HERE .

Liva said it nicely:
I encourage you to make a card with animal theme and pass this information further. There are no one more unprotected than our little friends - animals. Together we can make changes - even by doing something we love, such as crafting.

It took lots of courage me to publish this because I adore the image, but I'm not happy with the colorine, I keep trying to learn how  to get nice looking colours using marker pens. Well, obviously I need more practice. And oh boy, it is fun!

This card is made to honour Pet Pardons and all creatures, great and small.

Image Digi Doodle Shop, Box of Kittens, you can find it HERE
Colorine Promarkers
Yarn from stash
BP yarn balls design by me
Card blank A4 cut 29cm x 14,5cm
Glitter card
A bit of Distress Stickles
Glossy Accent on kittens eyes and noses

That's it. :)
Challenges I would like to join in.
Anything Goes Challenge -  #53 Stitches Real or Faux (real needle stitches around the bp)
Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes (+ a bit of bling if you like) (blinging paper counts?)
Come and Get It Challenges - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Anything Goes
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin - 2E, must Stamp - Anything goes (digital stamp counts?)
Digital Tuesday cute and cuddly

Till next card :)