Cricut Mystery Box for April 2017

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Are you ready for the  new April Mystery Box from Cricut ? …if you always wanted to try out some of the fancier materials on your Cricut… like Faux Leather, window clings etc.. now is a great time to grab the mystery box.  Apparently the contents are supplies and tools again… and come with full instructions if you are new to specialty papers.

$100 value for $39.99

12×12 Vinyl sheets
Scraper & Spatula tools
Transfer tape sheets
Faux Leather
Designer Washi Tape
Window cling
Double sided Poster Board & Metallics
Full Instructions
** contents may vary depending on  availability

Some of you may have noticed the fun decals I made using Cricut Window cling and the Bugaboostamps images the other week…. See Post Here.  Now is your chance to grab some window cling and stamps and make your own 🙂  I had a blast with this  window cling and can’t wait to make more.

Free shipping to US and Canada with code CRICUTANNIVERSARY

Celebrate Cricut’s anniversary with 25% off Supplies! 

CraftsUPrint Friday Freebie, free verse, treasure chest …and more

Grab your Friday Freebie 

Lovely little ladybug design for lots of occasions No.6  by Di Simpson

Bright topper to make for little girl for lots of occasions. Print out 2 copies if wanting some extra 3D elements to help bring your card to life.Has matching blank inserts and mini gift card or toppers. Also has a bonus matching bookmark.


Oooo-Arrrr me hearties!!! – You are going to LOVE my new Treasure Chest. Spend just £15 to get the key to Crafty Bob’s Hidden Treasure. Choose 15 Freebies from the Treasure Chest and they will be posted to your door. FREE worldwide shipping means there are no postal charges on Treasure Chest items.

Craftsuprint FREEbie Vault! Spend just £10 ($12.47) and you will be awarded 24hrs unrestricted VIP access to the latest 20 Freebies offered by our fantastic Designers! Don’t delay order today. Please note, the vault is subject to change as and when new submissions are added.

The current vault content is worth $24.45

To download these items for FREE simply place an order for $12.47 and log into your dashboard to download instantly!

1000’s of Free Card Verses for all occasions from the crafting community of Craftsuprint.  And  you can actually earn money submitting verse to the collection too… great for you budding poets and writers who like to compose your own card greetings.

Enter your email address below to get immediate access to your five free downloads.

last but not least… they also have a card creator.  Lots of templates for  various occasions, ready to customize and download to print and create. Check it out

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CraftsUPrint Friday Freebie




Today the Friday Freebie over at CraftsUPrint is this adorable 3D snowman kit by Elizas Emporium.  You can see more Elizas Emporium  kits here

CraftsUPrint have  extended their “Big One” deals too..






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Club KennyK Challenge card.. with a twist….ed sense of humor.

The minute I saw her, I knew I had to have some fun with this one…. she’s just too dang cute to be scarey. I grew up loving 50’s music, songs like “Love Potion No.9”  and when I saw this image that is exactly what popped into my head.

So here she is..  my naughty lil witch looking for love.  “Book of Spells” by KennyK.  she is part of the New Releases that came out recently.  If you missed that post, go check them out 🙂

Colored with Chameleon Pens  then scanned in.. given digital borders and hearts and reprinted on canvas paper for a lush deep color and texture.  I love my Epson Eco tank Printer, I no longer worry about printing out  in color and heavy black borders… *wub and running out of Ink too soon.

She is foam padded for an elevated effect and the background card is from the Red 12×12 Craft Smith pads, punched with a Fiskars heart border for a little extra fun.  The close up below shows how gorgeous this canvas is….

I entered her in the current Club KennyK challenge over on Facebook… and I think I’ll be sending this over to one of my witchy friends so she can give it to her hubby…she’ll get a kick out  of this one  🙂

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CraftsUPrint Friday Freebie.. a fun Anniversary card




Gordon and Sibble anniversary by Heather Howes exclusive designs is  the Freebie Friday over at CraftsUPrint today.



Don’t forget to check out the vault if you are making a purchase.. lots of cool freebies in there right now valued at a whopping $31.27 … including these 3

..and the Bob Pot  for Crafty Bob’s Crazy 5 Minute Game stands at over $79 right now 🙂



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Craftsuprint Friday Freebie





Here is the  current Friday Freebie over at Craftsuprint, Vintage Baby Girl Pink Mini Kit by June Harrop.

Don’t forget there is also a whole  section for Free Card Verses.



Crafty Bob’s Crazy 5 Minute Game is around $17 right now …. and the vault has about $20 worth of freebies when you make a qualifying purchase.
including these 3 ….  love the Noah’s Arc card




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Spotlight Series Introduction..and final sneaky peek !!!

spotlight seriesWell it’s finally upon us,  just a few  more hours  till the start of the Spotlight Series… woot.

The idea behind this spotlight was to give you an insight into some of my favorite artists, designers and small craft business owners.  None of that  stuffy “About Us” stuff we all have to put on our pages..  the fun stuff  🙂 ..and of course to celebrate the blog First Anniversary.

Each spotlight guest was sent the same 50 questions; with the instructions to choose at least 10, or more if they wanted to and answer them in any fashion they see fit…. and some of them surely did LOL.

Here are the 50 questions I asked our Spotlight guests to answer…. not all of the questions are relevant to all of the guests.

  • Who are you ?
  • Where are you ?
  • When did you first start drawing/designing seriously
  • What was the first product you ever had for sale?
  • What is your favorite piece in the whole store?
  • Who is your inspiration/muse?
  • How many people work with/for you ?
  • Name your favorite cartoon?
  • Favorite quote?
  • What’s your guilty pleasure ?
  • What  job did you have BEFORE you started  drawing/designing for a living?
  • If you could hang out with ANYONE in the world ….  who would it be?….and what is the one question you would want to ask them?
  • What’s your favorite color?
  • What was your favorite subject in school…?
  • If you were getting a tattoo… what would it be?
  • What is your best and worst personality trait?
  • When was your last REAL vacation and where did you go?
  • If you got offered a weekend in a haunted  house/castle etc.. would you say yes?
  • If you were a Cluedo Character, who would you be?
  • If you suddenly changed careers and went to work at Disney…what character would you want to be?
  • What’s your favorite horror movie?
  • If you were reincarnated…who would you have been in a former life.
  • When no one is listening…. do you sing in the shower?
  • What is your most popular item in the store/shop?
  • Who was your first celebrity crush…and have you drawn them?
  • If you weren’t doing what you are doing now…. what job would you have?
  • How long have you been in business?
  • What’s your favorite craftroom/business supply or tool that you couldn’t live without?
  • What is the one question you are really glad I didn’t ask ….and dare you answer it anyway? Lol
  • If you got locked in an elevator for 6 hours.. who would you most like to be locked in with ?
  • When you get the midnight munchies… what do you grab?
  • What’s your favorite event, or holiday of the year?
  • Would you go cave diving with sharks?
  • If your parents had named you something else… what would you have picked?
  • Which decade do you think had the best music?
  • Have you ever been on a blind date…. and if so..  was it fun, or a nightmare?
  • What’s your favorite hobby when you want to relax
  • What should be written on your gravestone when you die?
  • Do you secretly watch WWE wrestling when no one is around?
  • If you were offered a trip to the moon, would you go..and if so .. which of your images/products would leave on the moon??
  • Do you plan to grow old gracefully, or disgracefully?
  • If you were a classic car…. what would you be?
  • How long does the average design/art work take from concept to final product?
  • When you are working, what is the view from your window like
  • What’s the one song guaranteed to have you shaking your booty anytime, anyplace ..anywhere?
  • Who scared you most as a kid when you were being naughty.. your parents or the boogey man?
  • What do you love most about all the people you meet through your work?
  • Show me the drawing you think most closely resembles you physically or personality-wise?
  • Which drawing/product are you the most proud of in your collection?

So who are these brave souls who dare to bare their inner secrets ….

The list is still growing, so I’ll be adding to it throughout the month ..only 10 slots left.. who will it be??.  Gathering together this many fab, but busy people at short notice and in a short amount of space is a major undertaking.. so props to all these fab people for taking part and who already sent back their Q&A’s and coupon codes and sponsoring all the fab prizes coming up in the End of Series Giveaway… and  thanks to everyone who opted in and is feverishly trying to get their completed 🙂

Thanks for celebrating the blogs 1st Anniversary with me  🙂

In no  particular order…..


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Spotlight Series … we’re almost there, who will be day one?

So, can you guess who else is  a guest spotlighter on the Crafting Circle Spotlight Series which will run through June?  Some names haven’t been mentioned yet, because I am still waiting on Q&A ‘s to come back and responses to some of  the invitations.


We have so many cool artists and designers signed up already (did you see the list on the other sneaky peek?’s growing) and some  who could and probably should be..aren’t. * sigh   I feel like such a stalker/groupie these days lol.  If you are an artist and you are wondering why you didn’t get invited… check your email junk and  Facebook PM’s… you may well have been invited and just not seen it yet….. or I may not have got to you yet… trust me I am beavering away with all of this.

Who said this?

What should be written on your gravestone when you die?

“Finally, she walks on the shores of Tír na nÓg. “


There are only 30 spots so I apologize if anyone thinks they should be on here and doesn’t get an invite. Feel free to bust me a message on Facebook, even if there aren’t free spots now…  doesn’t mean I can’t pull you in on another crazy project in the future. There is always going to be something going on :)..and you never know I may get some last minute spots open up once all the invites have been accepted, or declined.

For those of you who haven’t seen any of the previous sneaky peek posts… you can find them all on the front page of the blog…. or here:


Sneaky Peek 1

Sneaky Peek 2

Sneaky Peek 3

Sneaky Peek 4

Sneaky Peek 5


I have had so much fun reading these answers as I drafted up posts.  Ya’all are just a bunch of comedians… LOVE it!

If you don’t already subscribe to the blog, or  have me on Facebook, Google+ or twitter.. make sure you mark your calendars for this spotlight series.. you won’t want to miss it.

I shall need a vacation at this rate lol..but it’s been a lot of fun so far 🙂

Thank you to everyone who has made this series a possibility.. you all are fab and I am so glad I can be a part of this 🙂



Sneaky Peek……End of Spotlight Series Giveaway !

Well I have been a busy busy BUSY bee… so tired, but so worth it.  Lots of great coupons coming up from our Spotlighter’s on their Q&A spotlights…and … Drum roll please!!!!


The June Spotlight Series will round up with a fab sponsored giveaway…. lots of prizes from spotlighter’s and sponsors.  spotlight Series begins June 1st and the giveaway July 1st, so don’t forget to subscribe for blog updates, or follow Crafting Circle on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ for updates…and be sure to follow your favorite artists, designers and vendors on social media  too 🙂

Want a quick sneaky peek at what you could  win??.. and woohoooo.. finally I can  offer some international giveaways.  I always feel so bad making them US only due to shipping costs. I can’t promise they will all be open to International, since it depends on the sponsors… but there will definitely be some this time  🙂

Chameleon Pens –  Win a 5  pack of the new color range International

2 Cute Ink –  win a 6 month Subscription to the 2 cute Ink Stamp Club  International

Rick St Dennis –  Original Artwork  International

Cute As a Button –  Clear Stamps tbd

KennyK –  Digital Stamps  International

NanaDonna’s Card Dreams Blog –  Crystals Border Mega Pack, self adhesive lace and rhinestone borders. tbd

CraftingCircle – Shaker Windows  and maybe a few other miscellaneous small prizes… stay tuned. tbd

Kit & Clowder  –  K&C Gift Card International

Simply B Stamps – Gift Certificates  International


…are you excited yet?    and that’s just  for starters.. more to come  🙂

Be sure to check out the previous Spotlight Series Sneaky Peek Posts….

Sneaky Peek 1

Sneaky Peek 2

Sneaky Peek 3

Sneaky Peek 4


Spotlight Series Sneaky Peek part 4

Popping this one up a few hours early.. busy, busy night ahead of me and I wanted to make sure I got this done.


Well the first 7 Q&A’s are back and boy did I have a few giggles at these ones.  Here’s your sneaky peek for tonight…. the  lineup for the first week of  the Spotlight Series goes as follows:

..and another quick sneaky peek

One of these 7 spotlighters answered the question … who do you think it was?

Q. Do you plan to grow old gracefully, or disgracefully?
A.  oOOooooo disgracefully … of course!!

Did you notice a new name in that list…. ?   yes the list is still growing…. invites are still going out and responses awaited to fill up  the remaining spots… but what a  fab list we have so far.

Sadly a couple of declines, but sometimes  the timing isn’t quite right and  much as I hate to lose them from this fab lineup….I totally understand how busy these gals are. Maybe they will change their minds before the spots are all filled up??  if not.. there is always another crazy blog project later on down the road 🙂

I think Facebook might be eating some of my invites.. so I shall have to follow up with a few people to make sure  they got their invites…I know a few didn’t, luckily we connected and now have that straightened out 🙂

Ok ..  lots to do….stay tuned for more sneaky peeks over the weekend.


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