May 2015

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Happy Cinco de Mayo

CINCO DE MAYO - more of an American holiday
To learn some of the history surrounding this holiday, check out an article at

Time for a drink to end the day and play.  I had such fun putting these cards together.  I couldn't believe how many different images were in the Doodle Pantry Tropical Drinks set and how many I would definitely use.  Fantastic sentiments to make you smile and have fun.

I was late on this post, so sorry for that, but we all celebrated at work.  LOL

                 New Distress Ink "Cracked Pistachio
                 Distress ink sabby shutters
                                              Spellbinders Labels 8 dies on above cards

                                                                               Dreamweaver Fireworks Embossed panel
QuicKutz Oval die cuts on the two above cards
Copics on glass stem and rim
Doodle Pantry Apple sentiment with the blue tropical drink
Colored Dots from a friend in a recent card exchange (thank you)
Copics on glass stem and rim

Arlene has close-ups at A bit of This and That

Saturday, May 2, 2015

And the Winner is.............

Thank you for your participation in our last month's challenge...

Here is our winner...........


Nela please email your address to our email -

And here's some favourites from the Divas-

From Michelle-

I love the beautiful butterfly and draping flowers from Karen Petitt-reminds me of my Mom's Fushia Garden.

 Dawn's favourite - a beautiful card by Mee Foon

Arlene marveled at this faux laser cut.card from Zelda Cogill and tags it her favorite.

Faux laser cut - my first attempt at this :) For the following challenges: Creative Inspirations - A trio of .... (; Simon Says Spring Flowers ( and Virginia's View Challenge - Layers and Dimensions (

Thank you Hero Arts and all our contestants

Dawn and the Divas

Friday, May 1, 2015

Did I hear there's "SOMETHING YUMMY TO EAT"?

 Doodle Pantry takes pride in creating a diverse selection of doodling styles, like realistic or whimsical, and all of which are family and kid friendly illustrations.  We hope you enjoy our wide variety of styles for every family occasion!  Their badge is available on request if you don’t already have it, let Doodle Pantry know.  Here's a place for badges too.

Look at what's up this month!  A Pantry full of Doodles!  Next Question.  What do you do with a pantry full of doodles?  You have something yummy to eat!  That's it... 

Our blog challenge for May is 

The prize is  a $10 gift certificate.  We will announce the winner of this May contest on June 2, 2015.  

Here is DT, Marsha Drain, with one of the cutest pair of pears I've ever seen.  I couldn't get over this card when I first saw it on our Designer gallery.  I found it so unique and joyful, cheery and fun card that I'd love to send this to all the pairs I know.  Do you notice that even the background colors and pattern are just perfect?  Yes, they are.   

Doodle Pantry Pears and RaspberriesKissy LipsMustache Mish Mash.
MFT Die-namics Circle Stax

Next up is Arlene, who still puts nickels in the candy machine on her boss's desk.  I just loved the colors because you can use just about any color to trim, embellish or otherwise decorate this card.  I really think this image would appeal to all ages, young or old, male or female.  

Sweet Stuff available with purchase from Doodle Pantry Digital Stamps
Doodle Pantry Tropical Drinks sentiment "You are sensational"
Doodle Pantry Apples sentiment - yummy
Die-Namics Rectangle Stitched Stax
I think the "you are sensational" tag is a Spellbinders tag
Red net ribbon saved from a gift
Visit Arlene at A Little Bit of This and That

Next up  is Cathie who has also used Doodle Pantry Sweet Stuff
She has created this card using the digital image of the lollies and the matching sentiment.
Adding a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Die, she created a card for any age.

To see all the details head over to Cathie's blog House of Borowski

Let's see what Dawn has in store for us.  Dawn thinks healthy thoughts.  Dawn used an image from one of the kits from Doodle Pantry.  You can get this design in either pre-colored or sketched so you can go have fun coloring the images yourself

.  Pre-colored images here and uncolored images here.

Michelle has a fabulous card coupled with such a great design and color combo, which seems to be just perfect.

Doodlepantry Fruit Image  Doodlepantry SVG Card Cut 5 , MFT Banner dies, Hero Arts Friends stamp set

Hannah, What do we need to wash all this food down?   Yes, Something ESPRESSLY FOR YOU! Thanks to Hannah for handling refreshments!

Doodle Pantry The Grind

Come and join us at Die Cut Divas

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Thanks a Bunch

A big thank you to Hero Arts for being our sponsor this month.





 Arlene  A Bit of This and That


Thanks to you all for entering our challenge this month

Dawn & The Divas

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Marsha's been colouring

Marsha has been printing and colouring....


She has used  Hero Arts Poetic Petals Printable PT004 coloured with Copics. Spellbinder Circles and Scalloped Circles die to cut out and finished with a stunning ribbon bow.

Still a few days to join our monthly challenge. 

Dawn  & The Divas

Friday, April 24, 2015

There's always a Garden at Hero Arts

It's a Hero Arts Day!

Arlene's butterfly is crawling up the stem of the flower to say "Have a FABULOUS Day" to you all.  I overdid the sparkle, but I was in a mood to bring sparkle into my life.  It's spring and the flowers are popping up here.
Hero Arts Butterfly and Flower CL750
Hero Arts Tropical Background CG659
Hero Arts Flower and Butterfly Set dies DI090
Elizabeth Craft Designs die-cut from Beach Edges 981
Copic Markers
Gem in middle of flower with Stickles from Arlene at A Bit of This and That

Here's Hannah's garden!  A flower and a sentiment are all you need.

A delightful card from Michelle

Hero Arts Hello Sunshine (CL776), Hero Arts Daisy Cuts dies (DI097), Die-Namics Pierced Squares, Banner dies

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Flowers, Flowers and more Flowers

Today the Divas have a number of fabulous flower cards to share

From Marsha 

From Michelle

From Hannah 

From Dawn

Dawn & the Divas

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Coming Up Roses

  I've got a card to share with you today. Using some roses from Hero Arts, white embossed and coloured with aqua crayons.  Die cut sentiment from Winnie & Walter.

Dawn & The Divas

Monday, April 13, 2015

Fun Fruits

Some lovely fruit from the Garden.  Arlene has made this gorgeous card. 
For a little more on this card, visit Arlene at A Bit of This and That.  

Dawn & the Divas

Friday, April 10, 2015

Birds and Butterflies

Dawn here to share a project I've made with some butterflies from Hero Arts

for more details see my blog

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Plants in Glass Houses

Hero Arts has it all!

I really like the plants Hero Arts created for their spring catalog this year.  I hope you like them too.  I've planted my own succulent garden.  At least these will live longer than the ones in my house.


Hero Arts Stamp Your Own Succulents CL839 
Die-Namics Stitched Rec Stax
Die-Namics Stitched Square Stax
BoBunny Jewels - Pale green gems
Red multicolored panel are from a tissue box

Hero Arts Stamp Your Own Succulents CL839
Die-Namics Stitched Rec Stax
Die-Namics Stitched Square Stax 
BoBunny Jews Green
Red multicolored panels are from a tissue box

Arlene and the Die Cut Divas

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Remembering with Hero Arts

Hi everyone,
Cathie here with some more Hero Arts Inspiration. 
Using Hero Arts Hand Drawn Flower, I have created a multi-layer flower after colouring with assorted distress inks.  I have kept the layout really simple as I wanted the flower and the computer generated sentiment to be the focus. 

Hero Arts Hand Drawn Flower

You can find more details over on my blog at

Friday, April 3, 2015

Butterflies in the Garden

Happy Easter all.

Today I have two cards to share with butterflies.  I LOVE Hero Arts Butterflies and the stamp and die set I used are really awesome

As you can see there are lots of die cuts and layers with this one.

This one uses the same HA butterfly with a Quietfire Designs sentiment and the frame is a Couture Creations die.

More details at my blog (here) 

Dawn and the Divas