Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tuesday Challenge Winner!

YAY! Pinky WON!! chose #1 this week! Thanks to all who participated in the challenge this week! Pinky, shoot us an email letting us know which 2 images you would like and we will email them to you along with a short questionnaire because YOU are next weeks Guest Designer! YOU get to choose, create, etc. the challenge for next week!

We didn't get a challenge from last week's winner so let's create a Fall themed cards in shades of browns, greens and oranges. Let's use 2 sheets of patterned paper, 1 ribbon, 2 flowers and a tag. Enter your card into Mr. Linky below and remember, you can enter as many times as you like. The challenge runs from today to next Monday, November 2, 2009 by midnight. The winner is chosen at random using and wins 2 FREE Doodle Palace Images of thier choice! Come on, let's get crafting!

Friday, October 23, 2009

New Image Release!

Hi All! Happy Friday to everyone! Here are this week's new images! There are lots and lots of SUPER CUTE items created by the Design Team so make sure you take a look! ENJOY! and Have a Great Weekend!

Denise Lynn of Stamping with Denise created this CUTE card using the Sledding Penguin. Lots of distressed edges, stitching, snowflakes, rhinestones, ribbon and a silver charm! So Cute!

Dominique of Mephistos Blog colored her little Snowball Penguin using watercolors! Love the effect. There is snow glistening on the snowballs as well as the trees! What a great card!

Erin Bailey of Scrap Stamp and be Merry created this FUN Gingerbread Kids card using some great snowflake patterened paper! The background cardstock is embossed with snowflakes and there is a ton of glittery "snow" that the kiddos are sitting on! How Cute!

Jan Jackman of Jans Cards Crafts and Musings used Snowball Penguin this week! Love the glitter on the snow, the snowflake patterened papers and the 'fuzzy' fiber! Very Cute Jan!

Joanne of Crafting Joanne used Snowball Penguin this week for several challenges! Good Luck Joanne! The papers are great, especially the glittery one! LOL and the snowflake brads add so much! THANKS!

Lisa Buttafuoco of Our 2 Angels in Heaven created a SUPER CUTE project this week using the Sledding Penguin. She created a Wine Bottle Tag/Hanger for Christmas Gift Giving! There is lots of glitter (snow) and the glittered snowflake brads are too cute! She used a glittery letter B in this example because that is the first letter of the gift recipeint's last name! CUTE, huh? Jump on over to Lisa's blog, I am sure she would love to teach you how to make this cute project!

Maria Matter of Joyful Stamper used Sledding Penguin this week. She used snowflake embossed paper, ribbon, white gel pen and "Homemade Snow"! Jump on over to her blog and she will show you how to make "homemade snow" too! She says it is more economical than the flower soft! LOOKS great to us! She will also show you how to use cut a sentiment out when you don't have the right size punch! Thanks Maria!

Tracey Feeger of Booya Girl created 2 cards this week. One with Gingerbread Kids and One with Snowball Penguin! Love the color combo on the Gingerbread Kids! The coloring, the inking, the sentiment--all Fabulous! Look at the textured snowballs! Again, Love the coloring! Lovely snowflake paper!

Viv Pert of Doggone Crazy created two cards this week as well! She used Gingerbread Kids and Snowball Penguin! We love the paper choice on the Gingerbread Kids because of the color scheme. Not a traditional Christmas paper but what CUTE cookies this makes! Love the ribbons, the gems and glitter! The snowballs have been embossed to add dimension and texture! The red foil mesh ribbon is so COOL! So GREAT!!

THANKS Ladies! You have created some FABULOUS Creations this week! =)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Winner of Pauline's Challenge #10 and Juyle's Challenge #11

And the winner is......#8 Victoria!!! Yay! Please visit our website and choose 2 images, shoot us an email and let us know which ones. We will email you the images along with a quick little questionnaire to get to know you better and YOU get to choose next week's challenge! Thanks for joining us this week!

Thanks to everyone who participated! Your creations are just wonderful!

Now for the NEW Challenge #11 by Juyle Botts! Create a Birthday Card for a NON SPORTY Boy between the ages of 11 and 16.

This is from Juyle: For my challenge, I hope this isn’t too narrow a theme, I have a 15 year old son who has cerebral palsy that inhibits his mobility and so he’s not really into sport. He spends a lot of time on the computer and console games with his friends online. I dread when my son comes home and asks for a birthday card for one of his friends, who like him aren’t into sports(even though able bodied) and prefer to play console and computer games online against each other.
My challenge is to create a birthday card for a non sporty boy between the ages of 11 and 16. I’m sure it’s a problem age for all crafters and as there are so many talented people out there I wondered what other fellow crafters would come up with. For my sons last birthday I created with a lot of trials and thrown away attempts this 3D cardboard DS games console I was quite pleased with it and it impressed my son.

I have tried to give instructions below on how to make a 3d DS if anyone wants to have a go and also have tried to scan in templates, I will try and make them make sense but I can’t promise, but I’m sure all those fab crafters will get the idea and probably make a better job than I did, it’s all for fun anyway isn’t it?

Use 2 sheets of A4 card and cut out the shapes, score where the dotted lines are and fold. Cut out where the screens will be as this is where you will put your pictures or greetings.

Stick a piece of acetate over each of the screen spaces and then your picture or write your message or greeting. It might mean you trying to fold the box shapes together so you get your message the correct way up as one faces away from the large edge and the other towards it and I’m not sure which is which sorry.(useless teacher or what!)

Now fold and stick your boxes leaving open one side as these flaps form the hinge.

Slot one box into the other so the inside flap tucks into the top section and the flap from the top section drops over the back of the bottom section. It sounds complicated but it isn’t really. When the 2 boxes are folded as though the DS is closed the back flap should be visible like this. Stick it to the top section whilst the ‘DS’ is closed and hey presto you have a hinge.

Your Ds now just needs the finishing touches of buttons which is a cross shape and 2 little round circles you can use bits from a hole punch, I think you can see them on the one I did for my son’s birthday but no doubt you could get a picture off the internet if you don’t have a DS in your house to look at . Hope these make some kind of sense and if you do try have fun. This picture doesn’t give a very good example as my tape didn’t stick well but hopefully you get the idea.


WOW! This is super! I am sure we ALL have a need for this kind of card! My 18 year old still loves his video games and now I have a cool project for him! Thanks Juyle!! Now, lets get to know Juyle a little better then off to the craft room to start on our DS! =)

What is your favourite craft medium?
I suppose if I had to narrow down my favourites I would have to say rubber stamping and embossing powder but I also love messing with paper and just creating images from that alone. I do like most things crafty though and other things I love that give fast and gratifying results are encaustic wax pictures and silk painting. I tend to go through phases as to what I like doing best. My son said when I told him the question “There isn’t anything you don’t like mum so how can you have a favourite.”
What is your favourite scrap item or tool?
Oh I think I’ll have to be greedy and say I couldn’t survive without my craft knife, scissors and double sided tape. I try to be very frugal and buy wide tape and then score down the tape around the spool lengthways to make narrow strips that way my tape lasts 4 times as long. It was fiddly at first but now it’s just second nature. I sound mean and stingy don’t I but it saves pennies for other goodies.
What is your favourite paper line / company?
I don’t have any special favourite I just buy papers I like when I see them, but then I don’t like using them as I don’t want to cut into them so they end up in my son’s scrapbooks so I still have them or on special cards for people I know will really appreciate them.
What is your favourite colour?
Ah an easy question I have 2, turquoise and crisp clean white.
How do you have your scrap room decorated? Colours, themes, homey, contempory, etc?
My scrap room is pale matt blue light reflective paint on wallpaper that has a tiny square pattern. It use to be my husband’s study so the cupboards are covered in silver wrapping paper that is holographic prisms. It sounds awful but I don’t even notice it and it reflects light. It was a remnant from when we decorated my hubby’s study as I tried to use fung shui and that part of the house needed silver, grey and domes for good karma. It’s surprising but I can honestly say I have never in my whole 16 years of marriage never had an argument with my hubby so it must have something in it.
Are you an animal person? Do they have a place in your scrap room?
Yes I am an animal person although we don’t have any pets at the moment. I grew up with dogs at home and brought my last dog with me when I got married, sadly she is no longer with us, although I have her picture on my craft room wall, and I made an album recently of all my past pets, it’s amazing how many fur and feathered friends I’ve had.
Even though I have no pets of my own I have dog chews in my car for the neighbours dogs who spend as much time at my house as theirs and when I go to my mum’s a neighbour’s cat comes to say hello as do several of her neighbours dogs, Paddy a Dalmatian got quite confused when I changed cars.
What is my favourite Disney movie? Do you watch TV /Movies while working? Do you get inspiration from them?
My favourite Disney movie is ‘The Santa Clause’ I think its Disney, which I have watched every year with my son in the run up to Christmas it’s become a bit of a tradition. I don’t watch TV or movies in my craft room but if I’ve some cutting out or colouring in or knitting to do in the lounge then yes. Inspiration comes from everywhere so I can’t say no I don’t get inspiration but I can’t think of anything specific to say yes either.
Sweet or Savoury snack?
I’m definitely a savoury girl I’m not even bothered by chocolate.
Scary or Romantic movies?
Definitely romantic my favourites being Pretty Woman, Brigadoon and the first movie I saw with my hubby (to be as he was then) Sleepless in Seattle.
Beach or Snow vacation?
I would say beach but I’ve never been on a snow vacation. When we were first married we planned our holiday I wanted sunshine hubby wanted snow as he had recently learnt to ski. I won on the proviso that our next holiday would be a snow holiday, it never happened as I became pregnant and that changes everything as holidays become family orientated then. My hubby has since decided most of our holiday destinations and has never mentioned snow, so I can’t really say I wouldn’t prefer snow if I tried it.
Favourite type of music?
I’m a girl of the late 70’s and 80’s but like some 60’s and some modern too. It depends if you can understand what the singer is saying more than anything. I also like Bluegrass and found a band that does rock songs with a bluegrass twist and I can now understand all the words of some heavy rock songs the band is called Hay Seed Dixie give them a try you might find something new to listen to.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Halloween SALE...50% off

Don't be scared! Hop on over to our store to receive 50% off on all of our Halloween images and sets! Prices are as marked. BEWARE: Offer ends October 31st! Ahhh!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Breast Cancer Awareness and ROCKER Boy images today!

Today is Image Release Day! Yay! Robin and I have been busy but our Incredibly Talented Design Team has been SUPER BUSY! Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and since we have almost all been touched by Breast Cancer either directly or indirectly we hope you love our little Breast Cancer Awareness Bear set. This is a new thing for us, there is a completed image then there are Parts N Pieces for you to use to create your OWN image. The Bear Paws have been put into one file so that you can size them and keep both the same size. You have a Bear Body Peeker, a Bear Body, Bent Arms, Straight Arms, Legs, Paws, Feet, Bow, Cancer Ribbon and Journaling Blocks.
We also have a SUPER Cute ROCKER Boy! Boy/Man cards are so hard but any Cool Guy would LOVE getting this card! He is styled similar to those popular Anime characters and he is playing a guitar! Do you know any Guitar Heros who need a cool card? Here is the perfect image! Please take a moment and scroll through the great projects created by the TEAM! Remember, click on the picture to enlarge it.

Denise Lynn of Stamping with Denise created a super sweet card using the Bear this week! Love the soft pastel colors and the layered flowers! Such a lovely card!

Dominique of Mephistos Blog used ROcker Boy for this week! Her title "You Rock!" is PERFECT! Love the coloring! THANKS, Domi!

Erin Bailey of Scrap Stamp and be Merry used Rocker Boy this week! Great color scheme and lots of super details with the different punches! Great job on coloring as well! THANKS!

Joanne of Crafting Joanne used both images this week! A super delicate Breast Cancer Awareness Bear and a Cool Rocker Boy! Love the shading on Rocker Boy's hair! Super Job! THANKS!

Lisa Buttafuoco of Our 2 Angels in Heaven created a CUTE card using the Rocker Boy, buttons and real machine stitching this week! Isn't he SO Cute! Love the colors!! Thanks Lisa! Also, make sure you visit Lisa's blog (just click above) to read the story and see the great Halloween creations she made this year with proceeds going to a charity in her daughter's name!

Maria Matter of Joyful Stamper chose the Rocker Boy this week! Look at the distressing! Just like a dirty little boy! LOL! The embossed paper in the center is really cool! The pattern is musical notes! Great Card Maria! So many different textures! =)

Tracy Jackson of Stamping Seasons used Rocker Boy this week! LOVE these bright colors! So many patterns and they all go SO well together! The faux stitching and the sentiment are SUPER!!

Tracey Feeger of Booya Girl used the Breast Cancer Bear for a beautiful PINK card! Very pretty! The Heart with bow and the text are also part of the set. This came together very nicely!

Viv Pert of Doggone Crazy used the Rocker Boy this week! Love the muted colors with the bright lime green thrown in! Great job coloring as well! This is a SUPER card!

Thanks Ladies! As always, we are amazed by your creativity and talent! You provide SO much inspiration!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Challenge Winner and New Challenge

The winner of Sheryl's challenge is......

JULYE!!!!! Woohoo! Congratulations!!! Shoot us an email ( with your images choices and we will send you a short questionnaire that we will post so everyone can get to know you better! Are you excited? We are!!!

*** This weeks Challenge hosted by Pauline***

First, let's get to know Pauline! :)

What is your favorite craft medium?
I don't have favourites, just things I love using! I go through phases with things I use..... at the moment, I am using Twinkling H2O's a lot. But I ALWAYS have a project of card embroidery and beads on the go.

What is your favorite scrap item/tool?
My favourite item/tool would be my Fiskars Fingertip Craft Knife. Followed closely by Keepsake Embossing Boards.

What is your favorite paper line/company? I love K & Co, and Kaiser (an Aussie company...yay!)

What is your favorite color(s)? No favourites. I do a lot in brights, earthy, heritage and 'gem' colours. I don't do a lot in pastels.

How do you have your scraproom decorated? Ha ha ha... at the moment it is disorganised chaos - everything is in boxes, awaiting furniture and tables. I currently have my necessary items in my scrap-trolley, and work out of that (delving into storage boxes when the need arises). My room is as it was when we bought the house a very pale pink, with a white wall 2 wall, ceiling 2 floor storage set and ivory lace curtains. I haven't thought of decoration yet, only functionality!

Are you an animal person? I love animals. Our wee doggie Sam, a whippet X Jack Russell is usually wherever I am, and has a cushion he sleeps on when I am crafting.

What is your favorite Disney movie? Again, no real favourites, but I love the Lion King.

Do you watch movies/tv while working? Yes, I do, but I don't take inspiration from them, unless it's DIY Scrapbooking with Sandy G! My inspiration comes from haberdashery (I love fabrics, beads, buttons, ribbons), papers, other bloggers, and magazines.

Sweet or Savory snacks? Can't decide. I love both!

Scary or Romantic movies?
Romantics, I guess.... but I love classic scary movies (which aren't real scary anyway!)

Beach or Snow vacations?
Neither really. Although my last holiday was my honeymoon, and that was in the south pacific. I'm more of a country/mountain/desert person. But if anyone would like to pay my fare to California, Florida, or Cancun, I'd gladly accept!

Favorite type of Music?
60s, 70s, 80s, country, cajun, classical, swing, world (salsa, gypsy, South American etc).

********Challenge Guidelines*********

Create a CELEBRATION CARD - other than a birthday - be it anniversary, wedding, engagement, etc.

Celebrations are a time for tinsel and sparkle, so your card must include glitter, rhinestone accents, or bling... make your card sparkle!


Here is Pauline's amazing sample for the challenge. She used pearl card, glitter stickers, painted the DP Cake image with Twinkling H2O's and irridescent glitter. THANKS PAULINE!!!!!

Remember...This challenge runs from today (October 13, 2009) to Monday, October 19, 2009 at midnight. The winner will be chosen using and will recieve 2 Free Doodle Palace images and have the opportunity to host/design the next challenge! Yeah! Good luck everyone!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

New Releases!! Get Ready to be Amazed!

Today (yes, it was supposed to be yesterday!!) we release a really cute Fairy Set and a Doggie Christmas! We have been asked by our Design Team to try and create more People Stamps so Robin stepped up and created the Fairy. When I try to create people they are always scary! Never works!!! So, I will stick to bears and puppies! LOL

Our SUPER Princesses have been hard at work creating so please take a moment to scroll down and look at all the BEAUTIFUL cards! To really see the detail, click on the picture to enlarge it.

Erin Bailey of Scrap Stamp and be Merry used All I Want For Christmas to create a wonderful Christmas card for the Pet Lover! Look at all the detail! Love the embossing! She popped the top portion of the tree on foam dots for a raised appearance! The ribbons, button and felt snowflakes add SO much!

Heather C of Mrs Momma used the Large Mushroom from the Fairy Set to create a REALLY FUN card to give to her husband. He is a really FUNgi!! Very Clever, Heather! It is nice to see that a very feminine set can also hold elements that can be used in other ways.

Jan Jackman of Jans Cards Crafts and Musings created two cards this week! She used the Fairy Set with delicate pastel colors to create a SUPER SWEET Happy Birthday Card! Perfect for any little girl! Love the flowers and the embossed ribbon!
She also used All I Want For Christmas, some fun Christmas Tree shaped brads and a dry embossed photo mat! Very Cute! Love the glitter garland on the tree Jan!

Joanne of Crafting Joanne used a scalloped square card as a base which adds the effect of a lace border. She also used deep red and hunter green instead of the traditional red and green. She used both colors to ink the edges. I love the non traditional patterned paper as well! Creates a very elegant Christmas card! NICE JOB Joanne! Thanks for showing us that you don't have to go out and purchase Christmas paper to make a stunning Christmas card! I really LOVE the puppy's little white chest! =)

Lisa Buttafuoco of Our 2 Angels in Heaven used the Mushrooms from the Fairy Set to create this THANKS card that would work for ANYONE!! This is another example of taking a girly set and turning it into a non gender specific item! The colors in this card are very warm, the stitching is WONDERFUL and the dew drops add a little sparkle without overwhelming this clean and simple creation! Very Nice!!

Maria Matter of Joyful Stamper created two example cards for you all this week! Fairy MAKE A WISH is done in great bright girly colors with Lots of Glitter, dainty ribbon and dew drops! She is just GORGEOUS Maria! She also used the Mushroom from this same set to create a very clean and simple HELLO card. Again, a touch of glitter, a thin satin ribbon, a couple of buttons and scored (embossed) lines framing the ribbon make this a SUPER card! THANKS Maria!

Tracy Jackson of Stamping Seasons used the Fairy Set to create this SUPER FUN Criss Cross card! I LOVE these!! If you have never created one there is a wonderful tutorial on SplitCoast Stampers. I will try to find the link and add it! The patterened papers here are so much fun! And you get to use SO many on these fun cards! Love the polka dot ribbon, the ribbon slide (it is just perfect!) and the way the Fairy's wings "Jump" off the page! Great Job Tracy!

Tracey Feeger of Booya Girl used the Fairy set this week! LOVE the clean lines on this card! LOVE the colors and the patterened papers! She cut the FLOWERS and the BUTTERFLY from the paper and used them as embellishments! Great idea!! Your coloring is fantastic! This card would make someone really HAPPY!

Viv Pert of Doggone Crazy created a Puppy Christmas card this week! Love the deep rich colors! Lots of patterens going on for interest and shimmers from the glitter on the star, dog bone ornaments and puppy's hat as well as the ruby red rhinestones. Leave it to Viv to have Dog Paw Ribbon in just the right color! Love it Viv! THANKS!

Thanks so much for taking time to visit us today! We hope you enjoyed your visit and plan to return! Next week, shhh, Robin has a little Rocking Guitar Boy and I have something brand new! I will be introducing a Parts N Pieces series starting with a Breast Cancer Awareness set! Make sure you check back often, new releases, new challenges and freebies! =)