21 January 2018

Bugaboo Stamps Frame it - Stella and Gus - person to annoy

I have a very good friend who is celebrating a 50th wedding anniversary. Well, I think I have mentioned before, I just love Bugaboo Stella images, so her card just had to have Stella and Gus make an appearance.  I made the card with the basics of what I wanted to use.  It had to have some gold on it for 50 years and I just wanted something clean and simple to showcase Stella and Gus.  I was just about to add some bling, when I thought I would check out the Bugaboo challenges, over at http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com.au/.  There I spotted the Bingo challenge and thought what have we here:

I already have blue,  I can do player's choice and ribbon .......... hang on, as a friend pointed out, you have the Bugaboo image so you could go the middle line, I had the choice of two.  I looked at my alternatives, a gold bow, a vintage button or a flair button.  I think I will go with the flair button, it was gold and it had the word Together on it, perfect for an anniversary card and it flowed on so well with the sentiment I made up;  so here is the final product.  I hope you like it and I hope Gale and Colin like it. 

Oddball Art Co. ATC Swap January 2018

I told you I was expanding my horizons being on the Oddball DT. Now my fellow members have me doing ATCs!  I have never attempted this before, so hang on for a ride into uncharted territory. Well here they are - not 1 for the first attempt, why not be game, let's go for a set of three for the Oddball Facebook Group January ATC Swap using the January theme of "Feature a Creature".

To be honest I think I could get into this ATC craze.  Why not join me - first you have to a member of the Oddball Art Stamps group on Facebook, here is the link
https://www.facebook.com/groups/OddballArtStamps/ and then after you join that just check out the Events tab each month.  We have a swap each month, using the monthly theme.  Here is the link for January's Feature a Creature ATC Swap https://www.facebook.com/events/2015830501965001/

The images I have used for my ATCs are available in the Etsy Shop https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/OddballArtCo?ref=l2-shopheader-name
The images are #413, #417 and #418.  Oh nearly forgot, it you use my code DTGAIL10, it will allow you to get 10% off your order in the Etsy shop.

I loved looking for ideas and quotes to use these images on the ATCs and can't wait to tackle the next swap.  Hope to see you there!  Bye for now and thanks for stopping by.  It's all about trying something new in 2018!

20 January 2018

Imagine that Digistamp - January 2018

Here is my creation for January 2018.  Imagine that Digistamp has revamped their challenges a little, still not sure if I understand everything about the changes, but when I saw the optional twist was Kinetic Cards, I thought, I can do this.  I have made pop-up box cards before and I knew I had some flamingo digis from them.  However, what I had, was the Flamingo dress ups and I needed the Tickled Pink bundle, so over to the store I went.  I used the papers and the flamingo images from  Flamingo Beach and Flamingo Birthday as well as any sentiments from both that would suit an 8 year old's birthday card.  My Charlotte was eight yesterday and I needed to have a card for her and she did request a flamingo card, so Imagine that Digistamp to the rescue.  The bundle is available here and is great value with papers and 4 flamingo kits to work with (one I already had) but for what you got in the bundle it did not matter.  Here are some more photos of the card at different angles.

I also put one of the sentiments on a gift bag.

Now the changes, it would be easier to list here where I have put this card:

19 January 2018

The Outlawz Challenges Freebie/Progressive January 2018

Thank you to Di's Digi Stamps www.disdigistamps.com for this month's image called Bunny Cupcake Wagon. I have used some Make It Crafty chipboard for the sentiment and coloured the image with Copics.  The icing on the cake has double-sided tape on it to give it dimension and I found the brad and the patterned paper in my stash.  If you want to join in with us each month, come and join The Outlawz Challenge https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-january-2018

Gerda Steiner Designs January 2018 Progressive Challenge

Thank you once again for supplying us with the cutest image for our first Progressive challenge for 2018, "Panda in Love".  Here is the link if you would like to purchase this image https://gsd-stamps.com/products/panda-in-love-digital-stamp.

I would like to mention a couple of embellishments I have used.  The chipboard is from Make it Crafty http://www.makeitcrafty.com/chipboard-embellishments.html and the heart is Charms Creations https://www.facebook.com/charmscreations/, both Australian businesses if you are interested in checking them out!

Here is the link for Gerda's challenge, just in case, you would like to join in. https://gsd-stamps.com/products/panda-in-love-digital-stamp. If you are unable to this month, that is OK, drop her an email macy@gerdasteinerdesigns.com to see how you can join in at a later date.  Hopefully I will see some of your creations there soon.

16 January 2018

Mari Ko Creations New Release "Flower 5" 15th January 2018

I love all of Mari's flower images and this release gives us another couple - Flower 4 and Flower 5. Today I have used Flower 5 in a couple of sizes, 1 larger and 2 smaller to make a clean and simple thank you card.  The background cardstock is even pre-printed.  I picked it up a couple of months ago from K-mart. I have used foam tape on the flowers, thinner for the larger flower and a bit thicker for the small, so they are highlighted a touch more.  I said simple but it wasn't so simple adding the chipboard word.  As I have told you many times in my posts before I love Make it Crafty chipboard words, however, even though I used the same Copic shades on the word, the colour came out differently because of the colour of the cream colour ofchipboard.  I experimented with other shades, and went with the best which I thought was the same as the flowers, but not entirely sure with all the confusion.  Just goes to show I need to get out the shade swatches and use them to remember what Copics I use for shading.

Don't forget Mari puts the new release in the shop on 15th January and they will be a special price until the next one comes out so make sure you check out the store now https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/CreationsbyMariK?ref=l2-shopheader-name

Mari Ko Creations - New release 15 January 2018

Well I hope you all had a great Christmas and wishing you all the very best for 2018.  Our first release for 2018 is here.  Here are a couple of samples to wet your appetite.

This first one is called Unicorn and Number 1. What a cutie and so easy to work with for a 1st Birthday card.  I coloured it with Copics.  For the background I used Unicorn 1, scaled downed and multiplied in different colours.  This digi is already available in the Etsy store https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/554877224/unicorn-1-digital-stamp-300-dpi-png?ref=shop_home_active_36.

My second inspiration for the new release is another birthday card using Unicorn with number 2; Copics again, some pearl embellishments in the corners, shimmery cardstock and some designer paper with hearts on it from my stash.  The chipboard comes from Make it Crafty and I coloured the top layer with Copics.

The new release will be available in the Etsy shop and as always is discounted by 25% until the next release comes out.  Be sure to check them out here https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/CreationsbyMariK?ref=l2-shopheader-name

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