Monday, October 13, 2014

Pumpkin Image or Color on Squigglefly's Latest Challenge

 It's that spooky time of the year and Halloween is right around the corner.  Our challenge this week at Squigglefly was to use a pumpkin on your entry (hey, maybe even a pumpkin PIE would count!) OR the pumpkin orange color.  As the "Blood Moon" just made an appearance this morning around here, I chose to make a huge orange moon for my card.  It highlights perfectly the great house image called Haunted House by Carmen Gamble, one of Squiggleflys great artists!  I used a very neat die cut that was furnished by one of my scrapbook friends-I got white, brown and black!  I figure that should just about cover all the seasons!  This blue accent color paper is from The Paper Company called Ecorce, made in France.  It has hard, raised creases that ripple across the paper and I got it in several colors-I'm just fascinated by it!  Maybe you can find this 8.5 x 11 paper in your local HL like I did!
The inside is matted with the same orange paper with the saying "From our House to yours~Happy Halloween" .   

Monday, October 6, 2014

Aurora Wings is the Sponsor for Seems a Little Sketchy's Sketch Challenge

 This week we are thrilled to have Aurora Wings as our sponsor at Seems a Little Sketchy.  The image I'm using is called Poppy Fairy and I just love her! The sketch that SALS gave us to use is shown here-since I wanted to show more of the image as a rectangle instead of a square, I wasn't able to "sprinkle" various accents like the sketch shows.  BUT, I decided to use purple and pink guinea feathers placed at the corners instead, as if they ran underneath the image.  I just love "Icelandic Poppies" with their soft pink colors so I colored these like them.    
There's diamond Stickles over the Fairy Wings.  The winner of the 2 week challenge will get a $15 Voucher from Aurora Wings so we hope that we see YOU there!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Another of my favorite October releases from Doodle Pantry! Charlie Autumn

Among the large group of October Doodle Pantry releases that Laurie, our fearless leader, has created for all of us is one called Charlie Autumn.  I just get the biggest kick out of this cute horse playing in the gorgeous leaves!  Just puts a smile on my face.  The fall leaf paper is just my favorite-it was such a busy paper that I felt that with the solid color mats I used, all it really needed was a simple grosgrain ribbon.  I think the angled ribbon gives it a interesting accent. 
On the inside I used another of the patterned papers in the set-I trimmed down the Fall leaves and used that as a border edge along with another sentiment.  Such Fun!  Be sure to check out the rest of our new sets and maybe you could use one of them to join in our Monthly Challenge!  See you there!

*H*U*G*E* October Release from Doodle Pantry and a new challenge

 It's time for a H*U*G*E October release from Doodle Pantry!!!  Laurie, our amazing leader, has out done herself and there are so many new images for your pleasure!  The one I'm starting with is called Autumn Song Birdies~Yes! they're back! And they're perfect for Thanksgiving Cards with their fall colors and cornucopia full of colorful vegetables.  I've enjoyed using my layering abilities to use all the digital images and papers together to create some of these cards as Laurie gives everyone jpeg as well as png images-so I can create mats and sentiments where ever I want to.  Then I can use embellishments to create more dimension.  On the inside is another of the solid color choices with mats behind one of the other sentiments.  Please check out the Doodle Pantry site for ALL the new releases and then come back at Noon, October 1st, to participate in the month long challenge, where the only requirement is to use a digital image-How EASY PEASY!  Hope to see you there!

We hope you can play along with us!
(which is 9:00 pm EASTERN TIME on the 24th) Winners posted on 25th

**The featured product is ONLY FOR participants who have created a project using a Doodle Pantry image (not just sentiment), will be emailed this set for FREE.**

(Participants emailed approx. on the 8th, 16th, and 24th)

Monday, September 29, 2014

Going DOTTY at Squigglefly and in Real Life!!!

It's been pretty hectic around here this past week as we are trying to get all our "stuff" packed and ready for the Covered Bridge Festival that will start shortly AND I started a new job this past Monday!
BUT I didn't want to miss out on Rhonda's Rowdy Rascal's weekly Challenge where we were to use dots on our card here at Squigglefly!  I Surely got THAT covered!  I've used "Female Singer" by James Horvath to make a Get Well card.  She just seemed a little bit Sassy so I just couldn't refuse!!
Used a heavy embroidered cotton lace ribbon as trim and fancy cut the card.  Hope you like it and will join us at the challenge!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Lacy Sunshine is our generous Sponsor at Southern Girls Challenge

This week at Southern Girls Challenge, we are lucky to have a Lacy Sunshine image to use for our Shabby Chic cards or layouts.  Mine's called Maddie- Scarecrow and I love her!  The reason I made the head section larger is because of all the intricate detail on the digi--this way I can call attention to the face.  If I were to make her small enough to be one layer on the card, the details would be muddled because I couldn't have colored each section very well.   Come join us for our 3 week challenge-plenty of time to get your creation done and win some digis of your choosing!

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring "Christmas" over at Fab 'N' Funky

These challenges themed for Christmas are at least getting me in gear to start working on my Christmas Cards !  Fab 'n' Funky challenges everyone to create a Christmas card so here is my entry using Winter Wishes from Doodle Pantry.  From the digital papers, sentiment and image in both a tan fence and red fence, It's all available from this great site.  I threaded a sheer ribbon though the card, added snowflake eyelets and used Flower Soft and Multi Crystal Glitter Mix from Stampendous for the snow mixture on the image.  Hope you will be able to join in the challenge-have fun!