Saturday, March 23, 2013

A Delicious Doodles Easter

     Here's the last of the cards until my camera is back in my hands in just few hours.  Because of the camera problems, I missed getting my DT card done for the challenge at Delicious Doodles this week (where the theme is "Fairies") but I did paper piece this fun chick popping out of her egg.  This is a new image from Teri and you can find it here.  Isn't it an adorable image to use for Easter?

Sketch is from I {Heart} Sketches 
and the paper piecing idea came from Freshly Brewed.

     That paper has been in my stash for so long, I can't even remember when or where I got it.  I know it started as a 12" X 12" piece of scrapbook paper and this is about all that's left from other projects.  This piece would have ended up in the trash but it seemed perfect for this egg and background.  BTW, the part of the background dp covered by the matted image has the hole where I cut the bit for the eggshell.  How's that for frugality?  :-D

     The chick is colored with pencil.  Both the sheer ribbon and the bow were in my stash.  The sentiment is from a rubber stamp which I masked to get just the greeting part.

     Challenges:  (There's a ton of "Easter/spring" themes this time)
Craft Your Passion -- Ribbon or lace
Cutie Pie -- Easter
Digi Darla's -- Easter
Digi Makeover -- Pastels
Digi Sketch -- Easter/Spring
Kaboodle Doodles -- Bows. pearls; anything w/ frills
Outlawz Greeting Card -- Layers
Pink Elephant -- Easter
Rhedd & Rosie's -- Birds
Stamp and Create -- Fur or Feathers
Tammy's Scrappin' Corner -- Easter
Without Words -- Easter

     I hope your weekend is starting well.  I'll have another post this afternoon, just to show that my camera is back home, doing it's job as it should.  :-D  Thanks for visiting and Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

Friday, March 1, 2013

Pitcher and Basin

     First of the month and time for another fantastic release of digi sets from Doodle Pantry.  Oh, there are some marvelous sets this month!  Of course, I think that every month, but these just seem especially wonderful this time.  :-D    My card is made using an image from the "Pitcher and Basin" set (photo of the entire set is at the end of this post), a classic vintage set.

     I actually remember my Grammy (in whose honor my blog is named) having a bowl and pitcher on the dressing table in her bedroom which she had used since her childhood.  I didn't inherit that set but I do have another set which I found in an antique store and bought because it was perfect in my Victorian house.  I colored the image to look as much like Grammy's set as possible.  Her set was white porcelain with a slight lavender tinge to it, and it did have flowers on the side of the pitcher and inside on the bottom of the basin.

I based this on the sketch at Scrapper's Delight this week.

     The image is colored with Promarkers, then die cut and edged with ink.  The background lattice work is a die cut from Spellbinders.  I added the purple, rhinestone & pearls flourish to the top corner and then piled on the flowers (in classic Vintage style) at the bottom corner.  I love the way this card turned out, and not just because of the purple. :-D

     Although I didn't use them, the set comes with some wonderful digi papers, too.  See the photo below.  Oh, yes, one more thing from Laurie this weekend -- AND FOR 3 DAYS ONLY... A 20% OFF coupon!!!!! 
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Bearly Mine -- Anything goes
Crafting Cafe  -- Favorite color (purple)
Crafts and Me -- Dies or punches
Glitter n Sparkle -- Bling it on
Kaboodle Doodles -- Bling
Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge -- Anything goes
Party Time Tuesday -- Anything goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty -- Use fav color (purple!)
Simon Says Stamp -- Anything goes

     I hope your week has gone well.  Don't forget that the new Doodle Pantry Challenge will begin at noon EST today, and Laurie always gives away a free set just for playing in the challenge.  Yes, you must use a Doodle Pantry image to enter, but then you get a free set in return!  How can you lose?  The photo on the right hand side below shows the Easter Egg Ants set which is free for playing in the challenge this month.  The Challenge only runs until the 24th so enter early and don't miss out.

     Can you believe it's already the First of March?  Easter in just another 4 weeks and 2 days.  Good heavens, I certainly do hope that spring is firmly established before that.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

       Easter Egg Ants - FEATURED for DPDC32