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January 7, 2014

Vintage Teddy Bears

Just popping in with another card for the January Release over at Doodle Pantry and for their sponsored challenge over at "Through Craft Room Door". This time around I used this adorable set that has a variety of vintage teddy bears. Aren't they just beautiful!!  So many options here with all the different colored bears. I decided to go with the purple background.

Play with this sketch and check out the challenge here.

My card center is so large that it seems more to the side 
than in the center, but it is close to this sketch. 

I printed off the colored version of the tan bear with purple background twice and fussy cut the second one to place over top of the original image with pop dots to give depth and dimension. I used my Spellbinders Nestabilities to cut out the scalloped circle and then to add shading around the images, using Ranger Inks. This was then added to Kraft card stock which was distressed with ink and then layered over top of plum card base. Organza ribbon and a paper flower were added to give that finishing touch. Curly-Q's were made by shredding same plum paper in strips and then twirling around a stylus to give the curled effect. 

 Close up of layering of images. 

This card is being submitted to the following challenges:
Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes Jan 7th - 13th
Cheerful Stamp Pad - 2WJFFmixed media - (Week 1) Ribbon
Craft Your Passion - W, E3 - Fancy Borders/Edges
Crafty Cardmakers - 2W, C15 - (Week 1Bears
Creative Creations Challenge Blog - 2W, E3, C10 - Anything Goes
Digi Sketch Challenge - 2W - (Week 1Sketchand/or Theme: Flowers
House of Cards - s - Sketch+ Cute/Fun OR Shabby/Vintage

Close Up of Shading and Embellishments

I really love teddy bears and these ones here are no exception. I am more than sure that I will be using this set plenty more in the future. Why not check out the challenges over at Doodle Pantry for your chance to win a gift certificate to win some Digital Stamps that you might want this year. You don't even have to purchase any stamps to play along, just use one of the many freebies offered on the site. Can't wait to see what you do with your Doodle Pantry Stamps. Until next time ................... Take Care & God Bless

January 1, 2014

Doodle Pantry January Release Day

Hi Everyone:
Just wanted to pop in quickly with a card for the Doodle Pantry Release for January 2014. Wow where did the time go!! Can't believe that it is a new year already!!!  Where does the time go!!

Well this is the first month of this new year and it couldn't start out better than a great new line-up from Doodle Pantry Stamps. Just look at all the new stamps for this month. They are amazing and there is so much variety.

Now the stamp set that I used was the Kissy Lips set and I must say that I am happy with how my card turned out. I used a new technique which is all the rave this year and that is "Chalk Board" effect. I used this You Tube video below by Victoria Rogers to learn how to complete this card creation using this technique. You can check out more videos and tips from her blog at http://bluejellystampin.blogspot.co.uk/ .

This is the set that I used to make my Valentines Day Card.

Card is being submitted to the following challenges:

Bearly Mine Challenges W2E, SIO - #117 Anything Goes (until Jan 7th)
Creative Card Crew 2W - #52 Anything Goes for 3 weeks (Week 2)
Creative Craft Challenges 2W, 3E - #26 Anything Goes  (Week 1)
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E, - Always Anything Goes
Digi Makeover Challenge - W, SIO, must use digi - Anything Goes
Twist Of Faith Card Challenges W3E,C10 Must include an inspirational sentiment or scripture - #70 New Beginnings/Anything Goes

I am afraid that this time around I used the colored images.This is my second time for doing that but I just had to this time.  This holiday season was very rushed and with us being without power for 2 days, along with other things like trying to complete Christmas shopping, Christmas cleaning, etc., there were some things that didn't happen or get fixed. One of them was my December month blog post, along with coloring my images for these cards. I love to color but there just didn't seem to be time to get everything completed. Anyway, I hope that you will forgive me this time. Hopefully when I get my new Spectrium Noir blending markers, it will take less time to color, meaning more projects to share with you all. I can't wait to get them in the mail. It will be so helpful to my creativity.

This technique was a lot of fun and  fast to do. There are more stamps to see and you can check out the rest at the Doodle Pantry Store. Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team's creations and be sure to leave some much appreciated love along the way. 

Check out the Big Sale 
We have an END OF YEAR and NEW YEAR sale of 40% OFF everything in your cart!

December 25 thru January 2
40% OFF digital products in your cart (excludes gift certificates, minimum $2 purchase required)
How to redeem:
  1. For the easiest checkout, new customers need to get their new accounts created and registered before filling up your cart
  2. Login to your account
  3. Add items to your cart and click to view cart
  4. Enter the code HAVEFUN2014 in the field at the bottom of the cart contents and CLICK SUBMIT to see your discount get applied
  5. Continue your checkout, agree to terms of use, and be sure to click CONFIRM ORDER
  6. Make payment and then your downloads are emailed to you, but you can also access your downloads after payment, by going to account maintenance/order history and then clicking on your order, use green icons to download. (NOTE: Green icon download buttons will NOT work from order history until the payment is made and completely clears)

From now through Jan 1, You can download New Years Birdie Color plus FOR FREE!!!!
I added the color images and digi papers to this older set, so it is brand new again!
To get it free: 

  1. CLICK HERE to go to the product at the shop
  2. Find the FREE DOWNLOAD button under the description but above the add to cart button
  3. CLICK RIGHT ON the filename to save it
  4. OR If you are already making a purchase anyway, you can add it to your cart of purchases

Be sure to check it out because this is a great way to add some wonderfully illustrated Doodle Pantry digital stamps to your collection. 

Thanks for dropping by and I trust that you all had a wonderful Christmas Season. 

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All the contents of this blog including but not limited to designs, concepts, and photographs are COPYRIGHT 2009-2014 Dana Colbourne. I have put a lot of work in these creations and would appreciate that you use them for inspiration and enjoyment. They are for personal use only and they are not to be copied or used for publications or contest. Thanks for stopping by and supporting me on this fun journey!