17 July 2018

Oddball Art Stamps - Lazy Louise

Today I have made a birthday card using Lazy Louise N Bath Time Bubble Friends IMG#121.  Our optional theme at Oddball Art Co. this month is Dots and Doodles, so I thought this image was perfect with the dots on the bath and the bubbles.  

I have used a shimmery card for the background.  I was lazy and just folded the card, but I am not happy with the fold.  I am now thinking if I had of scored it first, I might not have got the ragged edge.  I must remember that with this A5 shimmery cardstock.  I have coloured the image with Prismacolors, something I have not quite mastered yet but working on it.  My biggest problem is knowing which side of the Canson Mi-Teintes I prefer.  I have used two different sentiments to finish off this card, one from Simply Betty and the other from Imagine that Digistamp, a few sequins, a scrap of paper, a doily I made myself from a mold and a couple of flowers from my never-ending stash and she's done.

Thank you for looking at my blog today, see you next time.

If you like Lazy Louise she can be purchased here and feel free to use my discount code to get a further 10% off your order


Don't forget you still have time to enter our Monthly Challenge

10 July 2018

Oddball Art Stamps July 2018 ATC Reminder

This month at Oddball Art Stamps our theme is "Dots and Doodles".  I had lots of fun with this theme, not sure whether to use the theme in the background or in the image, I attempted both. Here are some backgrounds dotted and doodled.  Also for this month's swap Lizzy and Tina decided to add ATC Coins to our swap.  As it was short notice, members have the choice, coins or cards, or a mix of both.

The one on the left is halfway through the process as I decided to colour more doodling in.

I have gone a bit berserk with ATCs this month and here are the results, not sure which ones to use yet for the swap.  The extras will probably make it into my swap goodies, but who knows, I might not want to part with some and keep them for my own collection.

For the left ATC I have used Img#121 (just the face) with Img# 334 Frame.  In the right ATC I have Fay the Fancy Fairy, available as a rubber stamp in the store and the Newsletter freebie sentiment from our Newsletter.

This left one has a background using a Newsletter Freebie paper  Space Skulls available in the shop now and a cloud from Img #28.  The right one is Img#381 and recognise the background from my background photos.

My last ATC is a coin, another ATC format we are trying at Oddball Stamps.  They are so easy to create - I am a fan!  Here I have used the Baby Elephant from Img#365 and I have used one of the Dots and Doodles digital paper on his body.

I hope you like my array of ATCs and join us in the July ATC Swap.  Don't forget if you are following any of the links to the images I have used, you can use my discount code to save a further 10% on your order.


I am entering the following:


02 July 2018

SheepSki Designs July 2018 Blog Challenge

July's theme for SheepSki Designs Blog Challenge is "For Someone Special".  For my inspiration I have used image #102 "Jean's Cherry Blossom" available in the SheepSkiDesigns Etsy shop.  The direct link here.

My friends, don't forget when you are purchasing from the Etsy store you can use the code

SKIANDREA10 to get 10% discount of your order.

The chipboard branches I have used are Make It Crafty chipboard of course, my go to Chipboard company http://www.makeitcrafty.com/chipboard-embellishments.html. They are coloured with Copics.

I have used Copics to colour the image and the background has been made using Distress Oxide inks and water.

The sentiments are from Stampin' Up.

Thank you for joining me in my first post as a DT member for SheepSki Designs. I have admired Andrea's work since she started her own digital business and have quite a few of her images.

I am entering the following with this card:


30 June 2018

The Outlawz June 2018 Progressive Challenge

This month's progressive challenge digi has been given to us by We are 3 Digital Shop and is called Flower Delight.  Thank you Bonnie for this lovely image, it was fun creating with it.

I have chosen to make a birthday card using a piece of Make It Crafty chipboard and a Charms Creations heart.


26 June 2018

Oddball Skylar Inspiration

Today I would like to show you a card I made using Oddball Art Co. IMG#204. This image comes with a bonus set of sentiments and I have used one of them in this card.

Don't forget we still have our June Blog Challenge going till the end of June 2018.  The optional theme is Mermaids in Outer Space.  Here is the June Challenge link. You still have time to enter.

Don't forget to use my discount code when you are over at the Oddball Art Co. shop to get 10% off your order.


20 June 2018

Oddball Art Co. June 2018 ATC Swap Reminder

This month's theme over at Oddball Art Co. is Mermaids in Outer Space.  Today I am showing you the three ATCs I made for this swap.  The swap has now been moved to the new website, and the direct link is here

I have used a couple of images and ATC#1 has a bit of the freebie digital paper given to us in the Oddball Newsletter.  You can sign up for this newsletter on the Home page of the website https://www.oddballartco.com/.  Look for the Creepy Cute Chronicles Friday Night Newsletter sign-up and you may receive a freebie every newsletter, who knows.

Our ATC swap ends on 23rd June and you will allocated swap partners depending on you make 1,2 or 3 ATCs.  Hope to see you there.

I have used the following images on my ATCs:

#1  Free newsletter digital paper, Robot IMG#236, IMG#378, 3 Moon series bottlecaps

#2  IMG#321

#3  IMG#378      with a few changes to the signpost destinations   AND LAST BUT LEAST


See you at my next Oddball Art Co. post.

19 June 2018

Sea Pearl by Ericraft Stamps

This is a birthday card I have made using Ericraft Stamps "Sea Pearl" available in the Etsy Ericraft Shop now at a very special price for a short time.  I know there are heaps of mermaids available at the moment, very on trend, but you won't get one at this very special price.  Sea Pearl is gorgeous, look at the detail, you won't be able to resist the lure of her enchanting pose as she holds that beautiful pearl of the sea in her hand.  She is available here:


I have used some washi tape from my stash as an embellishment. You know how you buy these things, not having a clue when you might use them.  Well this one was perfect for an under the sea scene.  My coral, well, that is a work in progress so to speak, not quite perfected yet.  Some time ago, I thought of buying some molds.  I have tried the air-drying clay, but then I saw a video using No More Gaps.  Well I am still trying to perfect that.  I tried with a mold I bought within Australia through a Cake Decorating business that seemed fine, so I bought the coral one from an Asian company.  I found the cheaper one stuck a little and the No More Gaps didn't seem to set in it as well, so I put it in the freezer and then tried unmolding it, which was a better result.  I used Dylusions Paint and a brush to colour adding a little gold detail and stickles as well.  The embellishment is not hard like clay, but it was worth a try.

I am entering:  https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-fridays-challenge-june-15-2018