Monday, November 28, 2011

Ornament fairy

Love this little ornament fairy.
Sweet and happy.

Creative Details:
Image: Penny Black
Colors: copic Markers in strong red, robins egg blue, flesh
Embellishments: buttons, diamond stickles, ribbon, snow tex
Techniques: Paper piecing, border punch

The Challenges for Ornament Girl:
Addicted to stamps - Christmas card
2 Sisters - holidays
Crafty Boots - anything goes
Craft Your Days Away - buttons or bows
Craft Your Passion - tis the season
Dream Valley - sparkle
Fairy Tale Challenges - Christmas
Flutter by Wednesdays - butterfly, fairy or angel
Heart Song - banner or buttons
Hiding in My Craft Room - holiday
Hooked on Crafts - winter wonderland
My Mum's Craft Shop - things with wings
Pile it On - sugar and spice (girly)
Scrapmaster's Paradise - color combination
Totally Gorjuss - sparkle
Wags and Whiskers - snow angel

Stay Warm Harted,

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Cocoa Jar

Its anything Christmas at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.
Get Creative. You might win a prize from our sponsors this week.
Meljens - 4 free digis
Whimsy Stamps - $15 certificate

I made a cocoa jar for my daughter to have cocoa available
during the cold winter days. Simply fill up with cocoa - add some marshmallows,
 white and milk chocolate chips to the mixture and
you have a great gift to give someone this holiday season.
 And, who doesn't love a gift that is handmade with love.
The Creative Details:
Image: Meljens
Colors: Copic Markers in powder blue, robins egg blue,
 crimson red, willow, grass green, sand.toner grey
Embellishments: ribbon, pleated ribbon, lace, glitter
Tools: Scalloped circle punch

The Challenges:
Anything Goes Challenge - sweets
Crafts 4 Eternity - Xmas decor
Creative Craft Challenges - free for all
Digi Stamps for Joy - color tic/tac/toe
Fussy and Fancy - a gift
Ginger Loft - Christmas or winter
Jingle Belles - candy kisses
Lil Red Wagon - Christmas themed project
Paper Crafting Journey - anything goes
Paper Craft Star - anything goes
Ribbon Girls - Christmas
Shopping our Stash - winter/Christmas

Sip some cocoa.
Stay Warm Harted,

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Holiday Ballerina

Sugar and Spice is the theme this week starting Sunday Nov. 27 at Pile it On.
And, what could be sweeter than this little darling ballerina
all dressed in holiday colors.
And, our sponsor this week is Whoopsi Daisy
 with adorable digis like this one.
The Creative Details:
Image: Whoopsi daisy
Colors: Copic Markers in strong red, crimson, sand, hazelnut, flesh
Embellishments: pearls, gems, stickles, satin ribbon, paper roses
Tools: lace punch

The Challenges:
Aud Sentiments - holiday sentiment
Bunny Zoe - anything Christmas with pearls
Card Makin Mamas - sentiment
Craft Your Days Away - bows or buttons
Crafty Purple Frog - for someone special
Digital Delights - red and green
Digital Tuesday - sparkle and shine
Just Some Lines - tic/tac/toe (diagonal)
Oh la la - bingo
Paper Crafting Journey - anything goes
Paper Take Weekly - Christmas
Patties Creations - Christmas
Pollycraft - Christmas fun
Poodles Parlour-  Christmas
Shellys Images - red and green
Simply Create - Christmas
Sweet and Sassy - favorite thing (roses)
Sweet Stamping - punches or dies
2 Sisters - any holiday
Whoopsi Daisy - anything goes at Christmas

Stay Warm Harted,

Friday, November 25, 2011

Little Elf Holiday

I so love this little elf.
He brings Holiday Greetings to all!

The Creative Details
Image: Mo Manning
 Colors: Copic Markers - powder blue, robins egg blue, leaf green, flesh
Embellishments: silver stars, satin ribbon, stickles. snowflakes, gems

 The Challenges:
Alphabet Challenge -V for vibrant colors
Bronte and Bella - elf
Card Mad Fairy - Winter
Creative Card Crew - monochromatic
Digital Tuesday - Sparkle and Shine
4 Crafty Chicks - snowflakes
House that Stamps Built - snowflake
LadyBug Crafts - winter blue
Moving Along with the Times - ribbons and bows
Poodles Parlour - Christmas
Paper Crafting Journey - anything goes
Patties Creations - Christmas
Scrapbook Sisters - Christmas Time
Simply Create - Christmas
Stamp-N- Doodle - anything snow
Totally Gorjuss - swirly
Totally Paper Crafts - Christmas

Stay Warm Harted,

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

All about the candy

The holidays are often about sweet dreams..
What better to dream about than a gingerbread and candy house.
This week I am a guest designer for Digital Delights.
Yes, this is their absolutely delightful gingerbread house!

The "Sweet" Creative Details:
Image: Digital Delights - gingerbread house
Colors: Copic Markers in strong red, willow, sand, cool shadow
Embellishments: Flower Soft snow, buttons, ribbon,
 pleated ribbon,silver gems, stickles

The Challenges:
Craft Your Days Away- bingo (ribbon, gems, buttons)
Crafty Pad - red, green, gold silver
Creatalicious - Christmas Sparkle
Creative Craft Challenge - free for all
Daisy Doodles - Christmas
Digital Tuesday - sparkle and shine
Heart Song - circle
Just Us Girls - red, green,white
Kaboodles Doodles - cold outside
Lollipop - anything goes
Paper Take Weekly - Christmas
Pile it On - anything with a "P" (punch, pleats)
Mami Doodles - fairy tales come true
2 Sisters - sparkles

Have a sweet day,
Stay Warm Harted,

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Little Pilgrim Boy

Boy oh Boy!
That is the theme this week at STAMPTACULAR SUNDAY.
And, we have fabulous sponsors this week too!
They are Bugaboo Stamps (choice of 7 digis)
and A Day for Daisys ($12 certificate)!!

The Creative Details for Pilgrim Boy:
Image - Bugaboo Stamps
Colors: Copic Markers in flesh, toner grey, sand and cool shadow
Embellishments: glitter flowers, tag, ribbon, metal brad
Tools: Techniques: Cricut (fancy frame cartridge), paper piecing

The Challenges:
ABC Challenge - "D" is for dazzle
Catch the Bug/Bugaboo - Thanksgiving
Crafting for All Seasons - Thanksgiving
4 Crafty Chicks - paper piecing
Going Grey/Scrap Creations - Thanksgiving
Heart Song - gold or glitter
Inky Impressions - give thanks
Just Some Lines - tic/tac/toe
Little Red Wagon - paper piecing
Kaboodles Doodles - Thanksgiving
Our Craft Lounge - thankful
Paper Issues - thankful for fall
Paper Playtime - use a cricut/thanks
Paper Pretties - thank you
Paper Variety - thanks
Patties Creations - Thanksgiving
Pile it On - something with a "P"
Rainbow Lady - Thanksgiving
Simon Says - Thanksgiving
Stamps R Us - bling
2 Sisters- sparkles
Through the Craft Room Door - give thanks
Victorine Stamps - Thanks
Whimsy Stamps - flowers and a sentiment

Give Thanks.
Stay Warm Harted,

Saturday, November 19, 2011

A Sweet Christmas

The Pile It On Challenge this Week beginning Sunday Nov. 20 is
Anything with a "P" - how easy is that.
Could be a punch, purple, pink, something playful.
Play along and you could win a gift certificate to Simon Says!!
And, don't forget we are having a DT call. Check it out!

The Creative Details:
Image: Sassy Cheryl's
Colors: Copic Markers in begonia pink. tea rose, cool shadow, crimson, sand
Embellishments: gingham ribbon, rhinestones, glitter, poinsettia flower

The Challenges:
Anything Goes - a real sweetie
By the Cute and Girlie - a Christmas girl
Catered Crop - follow the recipe
Creatalicious Challenge - Christmas/sparkles
Digital Tuesday - Christmas
Divas By Design - monchromatic
Incy Wincy - flowers/sentiment/pop it up
My Craft Spot - easel card
Paper Play - shaped card
Paper Pretties - nontraditional Christmas colors
Phindy's Place - Christmas
Sassy Cheryl - use Sassy Cheryl image/anything goes
Shabby Tea Room - see photo pastels/Christmas
Southern Girls - Bingo (die cut, ribbon, gems)
Stamp and Create - easel card
Sundays with Crissy - Christmas nontraditional colors
Winter Wonderland  - what a cutie

Be Sweet.
Stay Warm Harted,

Friday, November 18, 2011

Quail Christmas

An adorable quail with his own wreath is wishing you Merry Christmas.
This "cute quail" is another Doodle Pantry release this month.
And, don't forget the Doodle Pantry Challenge for this month!

The Creative Details for "Cute Quail"
Colors: Copic Markers in mustard, barely beige, sand, willow,
strong red, pale sepia, leaf green
Embellishments: Satin ribbon, poinsettia stickers, gems, mounting foam
Tools: Nestibilities Die Cut

Challenges for "Cute Quail"
Desert Islands - used 1, 2, 9, 10
Digi Doodles - red and green
Digital Tuesday - Christmas
Forever Friends - Christmas is coming
Frosted Designs (Fab Friday) - die cuts
Guylous - something with a Christmas wreath
My Partner in Crafting Crime - use something you got free
My Mum's Craft Shop - mix and match papers
Shelly's Images - anything goes
Sweet n' Sassy - all about birds
Wags and Whiskers - Christmas theme

Hope You Enjoy!
Stay Warm Harted,

Monday, November 14, 2011

Autumn Topiary of Thanks

All the colors of the Season.
Time to Give Thanks.
This delightful topiary is from Doodle Pantry - don't forget that the
Doodle Pantry Challenge #17 is open until November 24.
And, the fabulous give-away is Wish Bone Ants!
The Creative Details:
Image: Doodle Pantry Topiary Set
Colors: Copic Markers and Marvy Inks
Embellishments. Leaves, flowers, brads, tag, ribbon
Tools: Die cut and oval scallop punch

The Challenges:
Corrosive Challenge - give thanks
Phindys Place - thankful
Truly Scrumptious - bingo
2 Sisters - anything goes
Stamp, Scrap, Doodle - thanks

Enjoy the Bountiful Harvest
Stay Warm Harted,

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Christmas Candles

Punches or Dies
That is the theme this week at Stamptacular Sunday.
Our fabulous sponsors this week are
Delicious Doodles (4 free digis) & Meljens (4 free digis)

The Creative Details:
Image - Delicious Doodles (Christmas Candle)
Colors: Copic Markers
Embellishments: Pearls, sheer ribbon, liquid pearls, foliage, stickles
Tools: Scalloped punch, Nestibilities Die

The Challenges:
Christmas Card Challenges - Christmas
Daisy Doodles - anything goes , plus use a digi
Di's Digi Designs - ribbons and bows
Digital Tuesday - anything goes
Just for Fun - favorite color (pink)
Little Claire's Designs - shaped cards
Rainbow Lady - pink or green
Stamping Scrapping Challenge- Christmas/holiday
2 Sisters - anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - anything Christmas
Wags and Whiskers - Christmas

Light up the Day.
Stay Warm Harted,

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Snowy window scene...

A Traditional Christmas...
That is the theme this week at Pile it On.
Our fabulous sponsor this week is Digital Delights
Play along starting Sunday November 13.

The Creative Details:
Image: Digital Delights
Colors: Copic Markers
Embellishments: pearls, rhinestones, snow-tex, glitter, snowflakes
Tools: Border punch, dotted swiss embossing pad

The Challenges:
Blog a Doodle (Stamp-a-Doodle) - sparkle and shine
Crafters Companion - let it snow
Crimbo Crackers - sparkles
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge - anything goes + digi
Delightful Challenges - snowflakes
Do You Stack Up - Song  (Winter Wonderland)
Fresh Brewed - anything goes
Frosted Designs - embossing
Heart Song - anything goes
Inky Impression - glitter it up
Paper Take Weekly - Christmas
Pixie Dust - color combo
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - spots and stripes
Southern Girls - song inspired (Winter Wonderland)
Speedy the Cat - favorite technique
Sugar Creek Hollow - vintage or shabby chic with stripes/dots
Tuesday Throwdown - color combo
Top Tip Tuesday - anything Christmas
Totally Gorjuss - Christmas traditions

Stay Warm Harted,

Thursday, November 10, 2011


A little bit of Thanksgiving.
Gather. Family.
Give Thanks!

The Creative Details;
Image: TLC Creations
Colors: Copic Markers
Embellishments: acorn, brads, ribbons
Tools: Die Cut scalloped square - Cricut (Celebrations)

The Challenges:
Aud Sentiments - thankful
Come and Get it - autumn
C.R.A.F.T. - cute
Creative Card Crew - thankful
Creative Inspiration Paint - anything goes
Die Cuttin Divas - thankful
Kaboodles Doodles - colors of fall
Lollipop - fall/Thanksgiving
Paper Variety - family
Penny's Paper Crafty - give thanks
My Craft Spot - Thanksgiving
Speedy the Cat (Mark's Finest Paper) - fall or winter
Stamps R Us - masculine
2 Sisters - use ribbon

Stay Warm Harted,

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Time for Thanks

Our theme this week at Pile it On is "Thanksgiving or Give Thanks."
Karen's Doodles is our fabulous sponsor!
Come and join us for the challenge!
The Creative Details:
Image - Karen's Doodles
Sentiment - The Craft's Meow
Techniques: Paper Piecing, dry embossing
Colors: Copic Marker in sand, gray, shadow blue, powder blue
Embellishments: Lace, rhinestones, flowers, brads, diamond stickles

The Challenges:
Bunny Zoe - lace
Come and Get it - Autumn Blessings
Crafty Ribbons - bingo
Crafty Catz - anything goes
Crafting For All Seasons - texture
Digi Stamps for Joy - gratitude
Dream Valley - anything goes
Dutch Dare - give thanks
Fussy and Fancy - thankful and a sentiment
Just Some Lines - light blue and orange
Moving Along with the Times - food or drink
My Mum's Craft Shop - with thanks
Speedy the Cat - fall
Stamp-n-Doodle - embossing
The Crafty Pad - paper piecing
Tuesday Throwdown - thanks

Be thankful.
Stay Warm Harted,

simple pleasures...

This week at the Stamptacular Sunday challenge we have a fun sketch.
Plus there are two fabulous sponsors:
 Saturated Canary (the most adorable images!) and Simon Says - they have great supplies!

The Creative Details
Image - Saturated Canary
Colors - Copic Markers in apricot, orange, cream, cashmere, smoky blue, ocean
Embellishments: polka dot brads, diamonds stickles, silk flowers

The Challenges
Crafty Ann's - floral
Crafty Boots - young at heart
DYSU - teal
Kaboodles Doodles - sassy girls
One Stop Crafts - 3 of something
Paper Take - anything goes
Paper Works - photo inspired
Polly Craft - anything goes
Saturated Canary - 1 image, 2 DP and 3 embellies

Enjoy the Simple Pleasures.
Stay Warm Harted,

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Doodle Pantry Blog Hop

Welcome. If you are following the Doodle Pantry Blog Hop you are now at Elizabeth's blog.
Remember to leave your name on the Doodle Pantry Blog for a chance to win.
The more who enter - the more prizes available.
Winners will receive a generous $10 coupon to the Doodle Pantry store.
And there are some secret prizes for those who comment on the DT blogs!!

For my project I used Doodle Pantry's new 12 Days of Christmas set.
The color set includes ALL 12 days of Christmas plus fabulous matching papers.  
These candles and matching gift cards would make great gifts for neighbors, friends or teachers.
And, you could give the recipient a new one each year.
 Imagine all 12 of them lined up on the fireplace mantel.

Check out the rest of the design team's fabulous projects.

Blog Roll list of DT members participation:
1. Startout blog: Doodle Pantry blog
2. Dawn
3. Lorie A
4. Sarah T
6. Karen
7. Patti P
8. Elizabeth (here)
9. Kathy
10. Lori Z
11. Jan
12. Donna
13. Pat D
14. Amy
16. Glenda
17. Sharon
18. Sarah N

Thanks for visiting and we would love your comments!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

First Day of Christmas

First Day of Christmas
My True Love Gave to Me
A Partridge in a Pear Tree

This is just a preview of the 12 Days of Christmas from Doodle Pantry.
Join the Doodle Pantry Blog Hop Nov. 5 - 8 to see all 12 days!
They are fabulous!

Creative Details:
Image/Patterned Paper: Doodle Pantry (12 days of Christmas)
Colors: Copic Markers in powder blue, light crockery blue,
sand, strong red. migonette, willow
Embellishments: Gingham ribbon, diamond stickles, poinsettia flower

The Challenges:
Christmas Crafting - 12 Days of Christmas
Crimbo Crackers - anything goes/Christmas
Hiding in My Craft Room - free style
Lollipop - anything goes
Paper Crafting Journal - use a digi
Paper Shelter - Xmas fun
Pixie Cottage - Xmas  card
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Christmas
Ribbon Carousel - anything goes
ScrapMaster's Paradise - color combination

Stay Warm Harted,

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Pilgrims Arrive

Such a great time to send cards to friends and family. These adorable pilgrim sheep are part of the new releases for Doodle Pantry. You can see the other fabulous releases at the Doodle Pantry.

Also visit the Doodle Pantry Blog Hop on Nov. 5 - 8 where we will present the new release of the "12 days of Christmas." We will have oodles of fabulous ideas for the holidays, gift-giving
and best of all -- multiple prizes!! It will be super easy to enter.

The Creative Details
Image & Papers: Doodle Pantry
Colors: Copic Markers in milky white, cool grey,
 macadamia, antwerp blue, powder blue, sand
Embellishments: berries, brads, cotton balls (for tails)

The Challenges:
CardMad fairy - friends
Clear it Out - holiday (used berries)
Come and Get it - anything goes
Crafty Pad - friendship
Digi Doodle - anything goes
Dream Valley - anything goes
Frosted Designs - food or candy
Inky Impressions - anything goes
Paper Crafting - use a digi
Tuesday Throwdown - thanks
365 Days - smile

And, don't forget abou the next Doodle Pantry Challenge beginning on Nov. 5. You simply need to use a Doodle Pantry image.  There is a really adorable set called "wishbone ants" that will be given to all participants in the challenge.

Give Thanks
Stay Warm Harted,