30 July 2018

The Outlawz July 2018 Progressive Challenge

This month we were lucky to get an image from SheepSki Designs for our challenge.  I wanted to keep this card pretty CAS, not to take away from the beautiful tulips Andrea drew.  It is a beautiful image to colour and can be found in the SheepSki Designs Etsy shop.

Thank you Andrea for the ongoing support you give The Outlawz Challenges, without sponsors like you, the site would not be possible.

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20 July 2018

I'm at it again, can't get enough ATCs

For my post for Oddball Art Stamps, I am reminding members of our Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/OddballArtStamps/ that our July ATC/Coin Swap is coming to a close soon.  This is my inspiration for the reminder:

The link for the ATC Swap is here https://www.oddballartco.com/community/oddball-art-swaps/welcome-to-the-oddball-art-atc-swap-for-july-2018.  This is where your ATCs will be added for the swap.  The closing date is 23rd July and partners are allocated on 24th July, by our Host Tina Focking.

The images I have used on these ATCs are

Top 2 -  Lazy Louise

The ATC Coin also has Torn Paper Frames, a fun image to have in your digital stamps stash.

Next we have Cool Hippie Flower Power Peace Van

And last, but not least, I have used a previous Newsletter freebie https://www.oddballartco.com/product-page/digital-paper-10pc-dots-doodles-8-5-x-11-300dpi-by-lizzy-love now available to purchase in the shop.  I have added Spooky Cute Bed Sheet Ghost.

Now don't forget any time you want to purchase any images from Oddball Art Co. you can use my discount code


I hope to see you at one of our Oddball Swaps

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.


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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: