Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Challenge Winner and New Challenge!!

What a great turn out for this week's challenge and SO many gorgeous creations!!! Thanks SO much to everyone who participated and shared your talent, creativity and inspiration with all of us!!!

Random.org chose #7...Sammibug this week!!! Yay, you also get to be a guest designer for an upcoming challenge!!! Our ladies chose #34, Ellen as our Featured Artist this week! Please take a moment to look at all the wonderful detail on Ellen's card! Ladies, you each win 2 images of your choice from our website!! Also, don't forget to grab your badges from the left hand side of the blog!

Now, this week Mary Demmons has prepared a really fun challenge, Create a Birthday Card using the colors of your Flag. How Cute is her example card? Red, white and blue Tilda!!! Thanks so much Mary! Great idea!!

Mary has been a Guest Designer in the past but I would like to repost her questionnaire answers for anyone who may have missed them. Let's get to know Mary a little better!!

What is your favorite craft medium? Stamps both Rubber & Digital

What is your favorite scrap item/tool? My Cricut Expressions, Stamps & Punches

What is your favorite paper line/company? I don't have a favorite line/company. If I see a paper that I like that I can picture as a scrapbook page or on a card I buy it.

What is your favorite color(s)? My favorites are pink & sage....I use a lot of lighter colors

How do you have your scraproom decorated? My scraproom is part of a wall in our bedroom that my hubby made a desk and put up shelves for me. And it has some 3 drawer totes underneath the desk to keep supplies in. Just a small area but big enough to get creative at.

Are you an animal person? Yes. We have a tiger cat named Yoda

What is your favorite Disney movie? There are a bunch of Disney movies that I like. But to narrow it down to my favorite I would have to say either Mary Poppins or Alice in Wonderland

Do you watch TV/Movies while working? Sometimes but mostly for the noise

Do you get your inspiration from them? not really

Sweet or Savory snacks? Both...just depends on my mood

Scary or Romantic movies? Romantic

Beach or Snow vacations? Beach

Favorite type of music? Contemporary Christian & Country

Now, Let's get busy with our Birthday Cards!!! Have a SUPER week, all!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

CUTE Doodle Palace Image Release...

Hey everyone! This week we have some really cute images you are going to LOVE!!!!! Below are some wonderful and very inspiring ideas from our Princesses on what you can do with these images. Your options are endless! To purchase these images, check out our online store HERE. We have a great selection of images you must see!!!

REMEMBER, we release images every week and have a really FUN Challenge going on right now, so be sure and check it out! Also, We be on the lookout SOON for our next DESIGN TEAM call!!!! :)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Challenge Winner and New Challenge!!!

This week Random.org chose #2...Janice! YAY to you Janice!! You get 2 FREE images of your choice and you get to be a Guest Designer!!! Our Featured Artist this week is #5...Nancy Brown!! You also win 2 FREE images this week! Ladies, contact us at doodlepalacedesigns@yahoo.com. Thanks so much to everyone who participated!!

Here is Nancy's entry this week! Stunning!

Now for this week's Challenge arranged for us by our good FRIEND and Former Design Team Princess, Tracy!! Tracy has set our new Challenge as "3'd" so POP your image or pieces of your image to make it look "3'd"! There could be some pretty awesome ways to make things 3'd! Can't wait for this one! Thanks SO much Tracy!

Here is Tracy's example for us this week! Super Cute, huh?

Let's get to know Tracy a little better!!

Hi my name is Tracy Jackson. I live in New Zealand, in a small town in Taranaki called Hawera. I have been married for 11 years and have two beautiful daughters, and two Burmese cats. I work full time as well as hold monthly card / scrap booking classes along with three other talented ladies in our town. I have been on my creative journey now for about 4 years... have taken over one of the bedrooms and turned it into my craft room, which is where you will find me any spare time I have!

Now, run get busy making things POP!!! =)

Friday, May 14, 2010

Blog Candy Winner!!

Random.org chose #23!! Ruthie, YOU get the Basic Grey goodies!!! Just contact us with a mailing address and we will ship it out!

Also, since we got SO many followers this week, everyone who joined the Blog Candy giveaway will recieve 1 FREE image of thier choice! Just shoot us an email!! Thanks Everyone!!!


Have a SUPER weekend crafters!! =)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

New Image Release Day!!!!

Happy Wednesday everyone! Things are hectic here with the end of the school semester drawing to a close but what a relief Friday will be!!!

The Design Team Princesses have been hard at work with our 2 newest images Muddy Buddy and Summertime Treats. Muddy buddy can be either a bear or a puppy, didn't really think about it but one of our talented ladies did him as a puppy and he looks just like one!

These images this week were inspired by my dogs playing in the mud after getting new grass in the yard this past weekend and my watering it in left large mud puddles for them to dig and splash in. Summertime Treats was inspired by my 2 year old nephew Maverick having his hands full of picnic goodies and the ice cream running down his arms and dripping on the ground. Please take a moment to scroll through the wonderful creations by our Design Team. Enjoy and I hope they bring you inspiration!!

Annette Bowes
used SummerTime Treast for her creation this week. She also entered this cute inviation in our last challenge hosted by Annmaree! What a cute invite to a backyard bbq or picnic!! Thanks, Annette!

Joyleen Dianne Co Lim
had tons going on this week but created a card using both images. There is so much detail and depth to these cards! SO CUTE!!

Pauline used Muddy Buddy but instead of mud this little guy has had some serious fun with PAINT!!! So Cute!! What a wonderful and creative way to look at the image!

Robin Rawlinsturned her SummerTime Treats bear into a Girl!! Love the pretty Pink Bow! Also really love the way she was colored to look fuzzy. Don't you just want to touch her? Great job Robin!

Ruth used both images this week! Look at that Mucky Puppy!! Love the papers and the muddy doggie!! So Cute! Also, what a great Tag Book with SummerTime Treats! Love the faux stitching! This would make a great notepad, mini scrapbook, etc. SUPER!

Stacie DeBurger used the perfect sentiment on her Muddy Buddy creation! Carefee & Fun! Just like someone playing in the mud! So Cute, Thanks Stacie!!

Thanks for spending some time with us today! We are SO glad you did!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Challenge Winner and New Challenge!!!

This week Random.org chose #3!! Stacie, you're the winner!!! Our featured artist this week is Shellshearer! Yay!

Contact us at doodlepalacedesigns@yahoo.com to claim your 2 FREE images!! Stacie, you get to design a Challenge!!!

Thanks Annmaree!! This was a GREAT Challenge!!

This week our Guest Designer is Daisychain! She has chosen to create a RECIPE Challenge for us this week! Recipe: 3 Buttons; 2 Papers; 1 Ribbon. Take a look at the SUPER CUTE example card!! This is going to be SO MUCH FUN!!!

Daisychain, aka Christine, has provided us with some "Get To Know You" questionnaire answers so let's take a moment to meet Christine!

What is your favorite craft medium? Watercolour pencils. I find I can control them better than inks or paints, and I don't make such a mess.

What is your favorite scrap item/tool? Without a doubt my Cuttlebug and Wizard Nestabilities. I don't know how I managed before I got them.

What is your favorite paper line/company? I don't have a favourite as such, it depends what catches my eye. I do, however, use quite a few freebie downloads as I'm on a very tight budget. I like Montis Pixel Playground, Joni Gray and Summertime Designs. (I have used Montis Pixel Playground papers on my sample card).

What is your favorite color(s)? I love the soft look of pastels and use them a lot but I also like to use black & white, sometimes with a shock of bright colour thrown in. I'm a typical Gemini so I tend to like opposite looks depending on my mood.

How do you have your scrapboom decorated? Colors, themes, homey, contempo, etc. My craft room is the second largest bedroom in the house and is decorated in 'tropical' colours. The walls are lime green and curtains are lime, orange & yellow. The furniture is a mix of pine & beech. Sometimes, when the weather is good, it even feels tropical.

Are you an animal person? Do they have a place in your scraproom? I'm definately an animal person who has had animals all my life. Until recently I had 2 cats and a dog. Unfortunately this year I lost both of my gorgeous cats, they were 20yrs and 19yrs old. I am just getting used to them not being here. The dog is always in the craft room or at the top of the stairs when I am crafting.

What is your favorite Disney movie? Do you watch TV/Movies while working? Do you get your inspiration from them? I always liked the Disney films that had a young Hayley Mills in, good family films. The only time I watch TV while working is when I am colouring in images downstairs. I tend to listen to the radio in my craft room. I don't think I get inspiration from them for my cards.

Sweet or Savory snacks? Chocolate and more chocolate!

Scary or Romantic movies? Romantic. My favourite is 'Truly, Madly, Deeply' and anything else with Alan Rickman in. I also like to watch family type films like 'Nanny McPhee' and the old 'Ealing Comedys'.

Beach or Snow vacations? I live 10 minutes walk from the beach but tend to go there mainly in the winter. I prefer to spend summer in the countryside. I can't stand the cold snow, I prefer to be warm.

Favorite type of music? Rock music (big 'Queen' fan), Classical and Country

Thanks Christine for a wonderful challenge!! Let's get busy with our cards!!! YAY!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Blog Candy!! Basic Grey Give Away!!!

Happy Thursday Everyone!!

In looking at my vast inventory of papercrafting supplies last night I decided to put together a Basic Grey Blog Candy! Super Easy to join, just comment on this thread, mention the give away on your blog (be sure to list your blog address on your comment!) and, if you are not already, become a follower! The winner will be chosen by Random.org from all entries.

Here is a break down of the goodie package. 1 12 x 12 pad of Sultry paper which comes with 18 sheets of paper, 1 sheet of coordinating alphabet and 1 sheet of die cuts; 1 6 x 6 pad of Sultry paper; 1 package of Sultry Rub-Ons; 1 package of Sultry Fibers; 1 package of Sultry Chipboard stickers; 1 package Sultry Colored Buttons; 1 package Sultry Painted Brads; 1 package Sultry Designer Glazed Brads and 1 package Basic Grey Journal Florish acrylic stamps (which do show up on the retired list). I looked on the Basic Grey site and the collection I have, Sultry, is not listed as retired but I do know that we can not get any of these items locally so if you fell in love with this collection, here is your chance to get them for FREE!!

This candy is available for both US and non-US addresses!!! The winner will be announced Friday, May 14, 2010! That is the last day of the semester here at the university so we are celebrating!!!
Have a SUPER day!! =)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Challenge Winner and New Challenge!!!

It was a little quite around here last week! Thanks to those who participated in Renata's Get Well Challenge! Random.org chose #1, Christi Hicks! Yay! Our Featured Artist this week is Kerstin! What a super Cute little sick bear!

You guys email us with your image choices and we will get those right to you! doodlepalacedesigns@yahoo.com

Thanks Renata for a great challenge!!

This week our Guest Designer is Annmaree! She has chosen a SKETCH Challenge! Please see the sketch and her example card below!! How much fun will this be!! Thanks Annmaree!

Now let's get to know Annmaree a little better!!

What is your favorite craft medium?
It changes all the time, its always whatever I am working on at the moment. Whether it be cards with stamping and colouring. To Scrapbooking with punchies and flowers.

What is your favorite scrap item/tool?
Cuttlebug for sure, You can do so much with it from embossing to cutting out.

What is your favorite paper line/company?
I love it all, but probably K&Company.

What is your favorite color(s)?
Rainbow Kaleidoscope?! I love all colours.

How do you have your scraproom decorated?
Modern and Clean. Sky Blue walls, and lots of light and cupboards.

Are you an animal person? Do they have a place in your scraproom?
I Adore animals. I own 1 outdoor dog a Siberian Husky called Molly. 1 indoor Ginger Cat called Pushka. 1 Pink and Grey Galah/ Parrot named Paddy that has his own aviary, and was 2 but now 1, Mouse thats cage is safe in the craftroom away from the housecat!

What is your favorite Disney movie? Do you watch TV/Movies while working? Do you get your inspiration from them?
Beauty and the Beast, I dont watch anything while working tho, but I always have music on and I definitely get inspiration from the Music and lyrics!

Sweet or Savory snacks?
Sweet Tooth here for sure!

Scary or Romantic movies?
I love Romantic Comedies.

Beach or Snow vacations?
Beach, I've never been to the snow!

Favorite type of music?
Anything and Everything literally! From Fleetwood Mac to Pink, Black Eyed Peas to Michael Buble!.