28 February 2018

Gerda Steiner Designs February 2018 Progressive Challenge

This month Gerda has kindly given us "Spring Bunny Friends' to create with.  I decided to get out my Prismacolor pencils.  I have not worked much with these and I am still learning  To complicate the matter I also used kraft paper to print the image on.  You can find this digital stamp here

I think I need to practise more, but happy with my early attempt.  Here is the link to the Blog Challenge https://gsd-stamps.com/blogs/news/join-us-for-februarys-challenge

The Outlawz Challenges 7 year Birthday Celebrations

Congratulations Outlawz Challenges and a big thank you to all the ladies who run this fantastic group.  I can't imagine what you do behind the scenes to keep this challenge group going each year.  Also a big thank you to Andrea Norris from SheepSki Designs for the freebie to celebrate this milestone. https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/SheepSkiDesigns.  Here is my project with the image "Sunflowers".  I have created 2 ATCs. Hope you like them.  I think ATCs are my new addiction, gee I have a lot of those addictions when it comes to crafting.

I have entered the special challenge over at The Outlawz Challenges

27 February 2018

Oddball Art Stamps IMG#425

This image is perfect for a baby card, but today I have made a small card that I could use for inspiration for a special little girl, who might need a bit of encouragement.  I Love this image Lizzy created and it is available here https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/573450402/digital-stamp-instant-download-cute?ref=shop_home_active_60. It comes with a bow version too, now don't ask me why I didn't use that version as I was making a girl card.  My answer is because when I printed it, I wasn't sure what I was making - I just knew I wanted to do something with "Newborn Unicorn", just didn't know what, then the Copic colours came to mind, my favourite purple, and we went along from there.  The sentiment is from an Australian supplier and is perfect for inspirational purposes.

Hey and don't forget my discount code when you are over on the Oddball Etsy shop


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26 February 2018

Oddball Art Stamps IMG58 A B Owl on Tree

When I saw this image, I knew I just had to create with it.  I love owl images and this is so cute, cute, cute.  That word cute has popped up quite a bit this month with Oddballers.  I hope you like my inspiration, a smaller card than usual, hey, but who cares, I get a bit bored with the same size all the time.

This image is available in the Oddball Art Co. Etsy shop.  Here is the link direct to this digi https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/189788543/digi-stamp-digital-instant-download-cute?ga_search_query=58&ref=shop_items_search_1 and don't forget when you are there look around for other great digis, I guarantee you won't leave with just one and make sure you use my coupon code there too, to get 10% off your whole order


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The Outlawz Progressive Challenge February 2018

This month's progressive image is a lovely digi "Wild Rose" from one of my favourite digital artists, Beccy's Place, an Aussie company too, which makes it even better.  This month I have attempted colouring with Prismacolors on Kraft, still learning.

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23 February 2018

Oddball Art Stamps IMG#290 Dino Girl Jumping on the Bed

 I am back again with another fantastic Oddball image.  I told you working with Oddball Stamps was going to broaden my horizons.  Well this time I have used digital stamps on a scrapbook page.  This is a FIRST for me!  Even though I have been buying digital stamps for quite a few years now, sorry to my large collection of other stamps, and this is the first time I have thought to use them on a page.  Well I could not resist;  when I saw Dino Girl Jumping on the Bed, dressed in that dinosaur costume, I thought straight away of my youngest grand-daughter Isla-May.  She is 3 next month and is the cutest, so that fits in with Oddball's theme this month!  I had four photos to work with because I didn't want to leave any out. I wanted something clean and simple, so no bling!  This is the result:

This kid absolutely loves dinosaurs and can even tell you all the specie names of the dinosaurs.  Her Mum and Dad, as well as Verity and Mac have taught her well and her speech is so clear when telling you the names;  I can't even pronounce some of them.  Her favourite is a pachyrhinosaurus!  It's worth Googling just to see what she is on about!

Please don't forget to use my discount code when over at the Etsy shop.  You will get a 10% discount off your whole order.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget that discount code!  See you soon.  If you want to join the Oddball Art Stamps Group stop by here and request to join.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/OddballArtStamps/  We have a ball, I mean an oddball of a time over there and I am really enjoying the ATC Swaps!

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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.


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.


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:


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


I am entering the following with this bookmark:


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.

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