Monday, October 31, 2011


Hi Guys!
I am in love with this card. LOL I know. "If I do say so myself". :-D Sometimes a card comes out just how you envision it and this is one of them. 
I am using a new paper pack by October Afternoon. LOVE IT!
The digi is A Day For Daisies, one of Tammy's newer releases.

The metallic butterflies were a gift. :-)

So this week's party at Catered Crop is now on and we are being sponsored by Lawn Fawn! Be sure to check out the challenge blog for all the yummy details.

(my ingredients are in red)
  • 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, , burlap, twine, buttons, and cord

I also used this sketch below by All that Scraps but neglected to read the fine print and didn't see that it was SIR as well as sketch. Bummer. Anyway, it also seems to be that Feline Playful got the date wrong as well cos the collection was closed . Double Bummer.

Other challenges: 
ADFD: Metallic
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations - Stitching (faux or real) 
Pollycraft -  Anything Goes
Stamp with Fun - Buttons
There She Goes - "Au Naturale" (use Jute, hemp, burlap, twine etc)
Come and Get It Challenges - Anything Goes

Hey, remember there's one day left to join my blog candy. Just click on the hershey's kiss on the sidebar to go to the page.
Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

4Ever And Ever

Hi Guys!
How has your weekend been going? Its gone downright cold here and I'm not too happy about it. 
Nevermind. The sooner winter comes the sooner spring comes. Or something like that.
Today I am showcasing another cute stamp by Tina Wenke. Love these little mice but let me tell ya, that water was enough to scare anyone silly. I wielded my prismas and Lyras and did my level best. I'm not 100% happy with the water but I'm not going to lose sleep over it either. Especially not during the day.
By the way, in case you're wondering ,I haven't made up my mind if this image is supposed to be day or night. My daughter says that regardless of whether its day or night, shouldn't that moon/sun be bigger from a mouse's viewpoint? Man, don't you hate it when kids are right??

Image: Tina Wenke
Sentiment: Scrapalicious
Colors: Prismacolors and Lyras
Border Punch: Martha Stewart

Thanks for coming by for a look!!
Creations by Gill M -  Transport
Sweet Stampin -- Anything goes
Raise The Bar - sew what theme

Friday, October 28, 2011

Fairytale Wood

So how are we feeling today? :-D
I'm feeling much happier :-). These are my colors,(unlike yesterday's card) coupled with a happy image and little buttony brad thingamajigs. What could make a better combination?
And once again, no pressure, this was a "for fun card" that I made cos I went on a bit of a shopping spree at A Day For Daisies last week. Ok, 4 images can hardly be classified as a spree but for some days and economies it is.

Papers:  K&Co
Pink Ribbon: from stash
Flower: cannibalized silk flower
Flourish: Sizzex
Punch: Martha Stewart
Brads: Basic Grey
Colors: Prismacolors and paper piecing

Charisma Cardz - - Anything Goes
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday - include a digital element - Buttons & Twine
365 Cards - a daily challenge - Embellished Bow
Critter Sketch - Pattern Paper
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes

Thanks for coming by!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

A Hare Raising Time

Good Morning All!
So don't look too closely at this card. I'm really unhappy with it. Usually when this happens I find that I've used purple somewhere and so I'm unsure whether its the card or the color that makes me gag. In this case  I think its both. I loved the image but when it came to a layout (that you could SEE, since my image is so big) it became a nightmare. I toyed with the idea of starting over again but time ran away from me.
Anyway! They can't all be wonderful or you'll start hating me. LOL
This week's challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil  is: "Any Celebration or Holiday".
I took the "any" quite literally and made a "happy everything" card. 
Hmmmm....that ribbon really is ghastly.Why did I do that?
OK, stop looking at it! *slap*

My recipe:
Paper: from stash
Image: Mo Manning
Ribbon: from stash
Buttons:from stash (Yup, I'm really diggin out the barrel here)
Colors: Prismas

OK! So that's my offering today :-)
I'm sure I'll be back real soon with a post to cover this one up! Until then, happy crafting!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Get Well Soon

Hi Guys!
Another "for fun" card today. Love these. :-)
Over the weekend I worked up this card and just hoped it would fit Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week and lo and behold it does!
Check out Sassy Cheryl's photo inspiration this week:
Does this fit or does this fit? How cool!
I swear I knew nothing.

Colors: Paper Piecing and Lyra Rembrant pencils
Paper" K&Co paper
Ribbon: from stash
 Buttons: Home Sew
Dies: Nestabilities
I would like to play along with:

Sassy Cheryl: Photo Inspiration
Critter Sketch - Pattern Paper
Die Cut Dreams - So Charming (least one metal charm)
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet - must include Kraft cardstock - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Paper Playtime -  Sentiments PLUS Buttons and Bows 
The Squirrel & the Fox - One for the Girls 

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Just For You

Hi Guys!
Well I hope you're not sick of me yet. I know I've had several posts this last week and
 here's another one! :-)
I hope everyone's weekend went well. Its cool and sunny here, about 60-65 degrees. I just fed my ducks who are happily playing in the pond while my daughter kayaks. We haven't lost any ducks in a good month or so. Quite an accomplishment. But the turtles are lazy in the fall, that's why....
So what do you think of this Nellie Snellen cutie? I like the cat. myself. Looks like he's saying "Me! Me! OOOh, pick me!" :-)
Speaking of  "picking me" , you all have just a week or so left to join in my blog candy if you haven't already done so. I'll be drawing the winner Nov 1st. :-)

Paper: Crate paper
Colors: Prismacolors and Lyras
Ticket Sentiments: Whimsy Stamps
Brads: Basic Grey
Red Button: gift
Ribbon: Sew Sweet

Cuddly Buddly -  - a card for your best friend
Inspire Me Fridays - always anything goes
Stampin With The Dragon - – Buttons & Bows
Totally Papercrafts - layer upon layer
Wags 'n Whiskers - - fall colours
Forever Friends -  must include an animal -

Thanks for coming by for a snoop!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Down In The Dumps

Hi All!
Well today I have the privilege of a guest spot on Sketch Saturday representing their sponsor for the week: Mo Manning.
I decided to use this little beauty which you may remember as being the subject of my "Lyras vs. Prismacolor" post. This is the lyra girl. :-)

Sketch: Sketch Saturday
Image: Mo Manning
Colors: Lyra Rembrant Pencils
Tiny Buttons: Home Sew

I hope you all enjoy a wonderful weekend!
Southern Girls -  Stripes and Polka Dots
Clear It Out! -- Trims 1st Week
Top Tip Tuesday -  Layer It
Sweet Stamps -  Lots of Layers

Friday, October 21, 2011

A Day For Daisies

Well I thought today was a good day for daisies. :-)
I was blog hopping earlier this week and saw all of Tammy's new releases at A Day For Daisies and couldn't resist. It's not often that I make a card 'just for fun' and it was time.
I just loooooove sweet images like this.
The challenge this week at ADFD is "doodling", so I tried my hand at that, just making a squiggle frame instead of my usual stitching. (But I had to sew the inside panel cos my card would be naked without it. )

My recipe:
Image: ADFD
Colors: Prismacolors (where applicable)
Banner dies: Whimsy
Ribbon: from stash

And the inside which I kept pretty simple

ADFD: Doodling
4 Crafty Chicks - Marker it Up (don't know if doodles count)
Art Impressions Stamps Challenge - - Lace (I used paper)
Crafty Ribbons - Ribbon and Lace
Crafts and Me -Blue, Green, Pink
Forever Friends - must include animal 
Karens Doodles - Animal Antics
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes

Thanks so much for coming by!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Made In Heaven

Hi Guys!
Well this week at Mo's Digital Pencil we want to see your FAVORITE Mo image.
Its a bit tricky cos if you're like me you have lots of favorites. :-)
This is one of my favorites. I used it last year and a lady saw it on my blog and special ordered two for two of her friends. She also chose the sentiment, which I just printed on the computer.
So these are the results.

I would like to play along with 
Digi Doodle Shop's Best: purple and green

I do like this yellow one for
Pixie Cottage -  sweet as candy

Paper: DCWV
Colors: Prismacolors
Image: Mo Manning
And a challenge for this one...

Pixie Cottage -  sweet as candy

That's it from me! Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

We Have A Winner!!

First of all, thank you everyone who joined in the fun. Now's the exciting time to reveal the winner. courtesy of Random.Org....

Timestamp: 2011-10-19 20:00:29 UTC

And commenter #7 was.....*drumroll, please*


Kaz Bee said...

Hi Dorcus

WOW!!! Had a look at the website and so glad that you pointed me to it, it's great. I loved so much of it, it was difficult to find a favourite as I can see soooo many uses for all the utilities, loved teh calendars, books and the papers; although my ultimate favourites were the Digital Scrapbooking Kits, great for beginners and advanced scrapbookers alike. Your pages gave fantastic examples too - they're brilliant, you should be very proud of them, they are true treasures. I was all so impressed with the My Memories Website for it's scrapbooking that I have told a friend of mine who runs college classes here in England and she is going to tell her students about it as she thought it was so good (hope that's OK). Ooh and I've liked the Facebook and twitter; how could I not, LOL. Thank you once again.

Congratulations Kazbee!!
Email me and I'll get your software 'virtually' packed up for you! :-)

New 'My Memory Suite' Freebie

Hi All!
A quick layout for you using My Memory Suite 
Aren't the boys super cute?

So anyway!
it's Wednesday today and do you know what that means? It means a new freebie for your  My Memory Suite software ! Yay!
Just head over to the freebie page here and add this quick page freebie to your cart. Easy Peasy!
There's also plenty of other freebies you can snag while you're there. :-)

If you don't own  MMS software, remember, you can buy a software and use my PROMO code 
You will get $10 off the software as well as $10 worth of free goods.
You can't beat that!
Also, tomorrow will be the day that the *winner* is announced for  my MMS Giveaway, so if you've already entered, sit tight and if you haven't entered, there's still one day left to do so.
                                                 Click here

I'll be back tomorrow with a card!
Thanks for visiting and Happy Crafting!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Frosty Whiskers

Hi Guys!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
Today's card I am featuring the art of designer Tina Wenke. It's the first time I've had the privilege to work with one of her images and I have to say its pretty cute.

Stamp: Tina Wenke
Colors: Lyra Rembrant Pencils
Paper:  Basic Gray
Web Ribbon:  Bunny Zoe's
Wooden Embellisments: Bunny Zoe's
Brad: Basic Gray
Liquid pearls
Pink ribbon: From stash
Distress Inks: Bunny Zoe's

I am also going to
with this card and here it is:
  • Colors – Fall colors
  • Papers – Pattern paper, polka dots, crepe paper (fun!)
  • Stamps – Men, senior citizens, leaves and, okay, I'm gonna say it, bare bottoms (like, maybe, cute baby bottoms?)
  • Color Mediums – Copic markers, Glimmer Mist
  • Embellishments – lace, thread, buttons, tags, pearls, ribbon, seam binding, twine
  • Techniques – paper piecing, sewing, layer your buttons, make a bow bouquet (a bow with lots of layers and elements)
  • Tools – Die cuts, punches
  • Themes –masculine, Autumn/Fall and make us laugh!
And our sponsor for The Catered Crop this week is no other than:

 one incredibly lucky, randomly picked player will win a prize package from Copic Markers: 

 How cool is that? So you really have to join in with so many options and such a cool bag of goodies to win!
While I'm at it, how about a few challenges:

The Squirrel & the Fox - One for the Girls
Creatalicious Challenges -- Distress your Edges

That's it from me today! I hope you all have a great week ahead of you and thanks so much for coming by!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Sunshine ON My Shoulders

Hi Guys!
(First of all, I'm a day early. That's cos I didn't know what day it was when I programmed this post. *groan*.
Seriously, I am LOSING it! So don't look at this til tomorrow, ok? Just kidding. lol)

Welcome to a new challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil. Yay!
We want to see projects Inspired By A Song.
Well, when I look at this cheeky little face, so full of the joys of living I think of John Denver's song: "Sunshine On My Shoulders".
Isn't she a cutie? Such innocence. there isn't a care in the world....

Paper: DCWV
Dies: Nesties
Butterfly: A gift
Border Punch: Martha Stewart

Anything Goes Challenge - Diecuts/Punches or Both 2nd Week
Tuesday Throwdown - Think Pink
Craft Your Passion - A Card for All Occasions
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet - must include Kraft cardstock - To Die Cut For
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show... - Things with Wings
The Ribbon Reel Pastel Colours PLUS Ribbon/Lace/Twine

Thanks so much for coming by!

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