Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Gardening fun at DZ Doodles

Welcome to Challenge #7 at DZ Doodles

We have another fabulous sketch by Rosalien and a gorgeous freebie you definitely won't want to miss.  It's not the one I used though!  You'll have to pop over to check it out.

Now for my card I opted to use a gardening image

I've been trying to combine the vintagey thing lately, as you know if you follow my blog.  It's not working that great but at least I'm tryin somethin new.  I used my cuttlebug to make the shapes for the central images.  The DZ Doodles image is colored with my Prisma Pencils which I matched to the DP before starting.  I added some rubons from Mariposa.  Wow those are sticky little buggers.  I had to redo it and lost half the page by not cutting out just the image I wanted.  I'll have to remember that for future.  Now that it's finished I wish I had've put the rubons on white paper to make them standout more, but oh well.  It says "Lovely" and then Birthday Wishes.  I may need to go back to my regular style.  I just have such a hard time not doing everything in counts and fine lines.  Sheesh! 

I wanted to say a HUGE thank you to those of you that have continued to follow me and comment, or email me through these last couple months.  I truly appreciate each and every one of you.  I'm almost there!

Take some time to check out what the rest of the DT have put together for you.  They are truly beautiful cards!

Challenges entered:
DZ Doodles - Sketch
Digi Doodle Shop - Birthday

Warm Hugs!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

New Challenge at DZ Doodles

***Okay, so when you schedule something did you know you have to hit PUBLISH!"  I am such a dork!  But I'll blame it on the fact that I haven't been blogging much this last month so I'm not well greased! LOL  Forgive me!

It's a new week and that means a new challenge over at DZ Doodles!!  Diane and Valerie have made some huge changes to the challenges and you won't want to miss out.  I think there's something for everyone over there now.  Diane has added so many adorable new images to the store you just have to go take a peak.

It's Challenge #6 and it's a picture inspiration with a FREEBIE!  It's perfect for all those spring cards you have to make.  We're also looking for some great Guest Designers to join us.  You can find all the details on the blog.  So here's the inspiration picture:

And here's my interpretation and my card.

I wanted to try my hand at some vintage stuff.  I thought this image was perfect for that.  I took the colors from the image and muted them to vintage and came up with this.  The embellishments are from my Creative Scrapbook monthly kit.  The papers are from a swap I did on PCP so I don't know who makes them.  I used my Prismas to get the coloring right.  It doesn't show up great but I did yellow centers with pink and a hint of purple on the edges.  Any ideas or suggestions for my next vintage would be greatly appreciated.  I have a ton of Graphics 45 papers I wanna use and they are very vintagey!

I'm entering this in the following challenges:
DZ Doodles - Spring Picture inspiration
Mojo Monday - Sketch
Squigglefly - Spring theme
Paper Playtime - Green and Purple

Peace and Love!

Guest Spot at Stamping Bazaar

I was thrilled to have been asked to do a guest spot at the Stamping Bazaar.  They have the most adorable characters and you can find them here.  I chose to use "Hansel with Present".  I like images that are really versatile and this one could be used for so many themes.  Now that I've got a sneaky peek at these wonderfully adorable images I'll be joining in their challenges on a regular basis and I hope you do too!

I made my card mostly from my scrap box this week.  I love to challenge myself to do that.  I really liked the ribbon backing on my image.  On my coloring I'm also trying to focus more on shading and hope it shows in this image.  The birthday sentiment is from Pink Gems.  I added a brad to the middle of that.  I used some green baubles to help set off the image and make it look more finished and the flower is made by Prisma.  I hope you enjoy having a look and come back and see me some more!

If you're looking for the DZ Doodles challenge post it's above this one!

Challenges entered:
Stamping Bazaar - Guest Spot
Kaboodle Doodles - Happy Birthday
Magical Mondays - Spring Colors
Shabby Tea Room - Celebration
Top Tip Tuesday - Birthday

Peace and Love to all!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Teddy Bo

Happy Saturday! 

It's pouring down rain here!  Perfect day to just relax and do some catch up on my crafting.  YAY!  It was such a gorgeous week  I didn't get alot of that done.  And next week it's supposed to be sunny and gorgeous too!  Might have to move out to the porch and enjoy it. 

I've had this card done for awhile just haven't gotten around to posting it.  The challenge ends in a few hours so I figured better hop to it!  This is one of the new Teddy Bo easter images and the challenge was to use Blue and Chocolate.  I just love these colors together anyway so wasn't hard for me.  I added a little butterfly from Pizazz Aplenty and an easter sentiment from "Netty's Cards", it was a freebie.

I also wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU to Karen over at Feline Creative.  I won her winter blog candy and got it in the mail yesterday - OMG, what a haul.  I'm thrilled and can't wait to start using everything!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by.  I'll update the challenges I'm entering in as soon as I get my list updated. 

Challenges entering:
Teddy Bo - Blue and chocolate

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

DZ Doodles here again!

Oh no!  We usually have our challenges on Thursdays, but I looked at the date wrong.  It's TODAY!  Woohoo!!

This week the design team was given an ADORABLE NEW image that we are sharing with you too!!! (This image will only be available for free till the end of this challenge then will go up for sale in the store.)  So hurry up and grab it so you don't miss out.

Rosalien gave us a great sketch again.  Here's what I came up with. 

I was NOT happy with my coloring on this one.  Some of the other girls did some two-tone coloring and it's fantastic.  Make sure you check it out.  Try one out yourself and then don't forget to join in our challenge this week. 

Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out our post.  Head on over to DZ Doodles and grab the freebie and make something great.  Don't forget to let Diane know if you like it.


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