18 February 2018

Retired by Ericraft Stamps

Looking for a great older male digi, look no further.  Ericraft Stamps has a beauty called "Retired" but no need to just use it for a retired gentleman.  This stamp would be great for a birthday card, a father's day card, grandfather card or just a lovely card to tell an older gentleman you are thinking of him.  I have coloured "Retired" with Copics and I am so happy the way the lounge chair came up, a fluke really, but happy with it.




I hope you will check out Erica's Etsy shop for this digi, as it is on special at the moment at a great price.  You won't get a digi any cheaper and while you are in her shop check out some others that are at a bargain price.  Her new releases are on special for a short time and if you are lucky, you might find the odd older one on special too.


https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/574590170/digital-stamp-retired-300dpi-jpeg-image?ref=shop_home_active_4


Hope you like my card and it prompts you to check out Ericraft Stamps Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/EricraftShop?ref=l2-shopheader-name


If you haven't heard of this great little Australian digital stamp business, go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/Ericraft/ and ask to join our group NOW!

17 February 2018

Oddball Art Stamps February 2018 ATC Swap

This month's theme at Oddball Stamps is "Cute or Die". This is my second ATC Swap with the Oddball Group https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1510565602575278&type=3 and I am loving it.  My ATCs are more cute than die!









I have used IMG #424, 419 and #60 and they are all available at the Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/OddballArtCo?ref=l2-shopheader-name.  When you are over at the shop checking out images for your ATCs be sure to use my discount code as it will give you 10% off your order, nothing to be sneezed at.


                                                           DTGAIL10


I hope I see you at the Swap, make sure your ATCs are in this album https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1510565602575278&type=3 before 23rd February.

14 February 2018

Scrapper's Delights Special Deals 11-24 February 2018

We have made some changes to Scrapper's Delights in 2018 and have introduced a Special Deals fortnight every month, where the DT will showcase their choice of image and Janice will put that digi on special for that time.  My choice this month was Baby Unicorn.




Baby Unicorn is available in the shop for the duration of this special deal at a 50% discount and if you follow this link http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=82&zenid=7f20d2ae829c9e95d83abca0c52ceb14 you will also find the other DTs choices discounted too.  What a bargain, 50% off!


I decided to make a baby card in pinks and purples and I have also used Room 1 digi background http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_3_75&products_id=677 and 8x8 Pretty in Pink digital papers http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=171&products_id=557.  I also see that the papers are discounted at the moment also. 
The sentiment I used comes from a similar style of stamp Baby Giraffe, available here http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=89_187&products_id=997
I have used double-sided foam tape on baby unicorn, the bottle which comes with the unicorn stamp and the sentiment to make them pop!


I hope I have inspired you to take a look at our Special Deals http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=82 which are available until 24th February.








I will be entering the following with this card:


https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2018/02/1st-february-classdic-design-team-open.html
http://animalfriendschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2018/02/59-februar-2018-streifen-undoder-punkte.html
http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2018/02/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge.html
https://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com.au/2018/02/february-anything-goes-challenge.html

11 February 2018

Oddball Art Co. February Theme "Cute or Die"

This month's theme for the Oddball Blog Challenge and the ATC Swap is "Cute or Die".  I am an Oddball, but I think I am into more Cute than Die, but I am sure my fellow DT members might try and coax me into the dark side at some stage.  The image I have used for my inspiration is Cat Lady Image #424 and is available in the Etsy shop here https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/584567073/digital-stamp-instant-download-cute?ga_search_query=cat+girl&ref=shop_items_search_1.


 I also added Image #26 https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/182194913/digi-stamp-digital-instant-download?ga_search_query=Kawaii+hearts&ref=shop_items_search_8








I have made another magnetic bookmark, however, this time I have laminated it to protect it a bit more.  I will be giving it to my nine year old grand-daughter Verity.  She loves cats, her family has 3  and she loves reading, she is a real "Cat Girl".  I am happy with my improved bookmark and I hope she is too.  This is the inside where I have put the magnets.









If you want to check out the Oddball Group on Facebook you can join here https://www.facebook.com/groups/OddballArtStamps/ and join in all the frivolity us Oddballs engage in on the Group page.  Here is the link to our Blog Challenge for February, remember the optional twist theme is "Cute or Die" https://oddballstamps.blogspot.com.au/2018/02/oddball-art-stamps-february-2018-blog.html.




Last but not least, don't forget my discount code which you can use at the Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/OddballArtCo?ref=l2-shopheader-name to get 10% off your whole order


                                                            DTGAIL10








I am entering the following with this bookmark:


http://emeraldcitycraftschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2018/02/challenge-8.html
http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.com.au/2018/02/challenge-60.html
http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.com.au/2018/02/news-and-new-challenge-141-add-some.html
http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.com.au/2018/02/challenge-36.html
https://pdelinkyparty.blogspot.com.au/2018/02/challenge-6-valentine-cards-or-treats.html
http://thepapershelter.blogspot.com.au/2018/02/challenge-325-for-one-you-love.html

05 February 2018

Scrapper’s Delights Freebie February "Winter Crystal"



It is 2018 and time for the revamping of our Facebook Group so make sure you are a member https://www.facebook.com/groups/376140345820051/.  We have changed our Progressive Challenge to Random Acts of Kindness each month.  Check out the pinned post on our Group to read all about it and here is the album your entries go in https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1323117327789010&type=3. This is the post that will tell you all the details about February's free image https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1825922201039268&set=oa.1323117327789010&type=3&ifg=1.  We also have 25% off most of the new releases, you will notice they are along the same theme as the freebie and are available here in the shop http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=6 plus there are heaps of new products for the planner addicts amongst you.
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I hope you like my inspiration for "Winter Crystal" and grab this freebie while you can.  Don't forget you can enter this digi or any Scrapper's Delights image in February's album https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1323117327789010&type=3 to be in the running for some Random Acts of Kindness and all we ask is that you spread the word about our Freebie, album entry and discount available on new releases.  Thanks for dropping by.

I am entering the following with this card:









http://emeraldcitycraftschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2018/02/challenge-8.html
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2018/02/challenge-75.html

31 January 2018

Createful Heart Digis & Design Blog Challenge #11



Our #11 Blog Challenge over at the Createful Heart Digis blog http://createfulheartcards.blogspot.com.au/ has an optional twist of Add a Heart.  I have thinking of using this image on a project for a while, it just hasn't fitted into the themes before this.  Every time of thought of Baby Lamb Beth https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/501864300/baby-lamb-beth-digital-image-stamp?ref=shop_home_active_48 knitting came to mind, I guess because of the lamb.  I also was thinking Baby Lamb, baby card - so this is what I came up with.  I found some wool scraps in my never-ending wool stash, nearly as large as my never-ending craft stash, found some small needles, knitted some rows then transferred the stitches onto the toothpicks.  There are hearts on the image and I added a heart with a Martha Stewart punch.  Of course, I went to my stash of Make It Crafty chipboard for the words. Be sure to check out our blog challenge on the link above and thank you for stopping by.  If you would like to join our group on Facebook, check out this link 

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.