New cut files, lacy bands, cityscape, dots and backgrounds

I just finished up a few of the new cut files I got from CraftsUPrint the other week.. before the birthday shenanigans descended upon us LOL. What a week that was.. full of fun and games and Lego.. and cake… and a lot of Ice cream lol. But now it’s time to get back to my crafting and coloring.

Ok first up.. this is just a quickie plain card, no sentiment or foreground image.. but you could most certainly add them if and when you wanted to. I was just experimenting with inky skies and this fab new CityScape cut file I picked up. To be honest I have a larger project on the go right now using this… but it won’t be done for a bit.  But this will give you an idea of how cool this CityScape is. cuts beautifully on my Cricut, even with all the window detail it has.  There are some tiny nail bling rhinestones on this but they didn’t show up so well in this photo..

This is Cityscape City Skyline, Night Sky for card and vinyl  by Tina Fallon, mine is cropped slightly at the ends….  so  check the link for the complete image.

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Lacy Ribbons 1 with spiral roses by Clive Coulter.  This is a 3 cut set.. 2 ribbons and the spiral roses.  I used one of the ribbons to create a background strip on this card along with one of the new frames I made with the new Gina Marie Designs Dies

DOUBLE PIERCED CIRCLE IN AND OUT CUT DIE SET

and  the

MINI HEART LACE CIRCLE DIE SET

..and A Power Poppy Image “Dancing with Daffodils” which I colored with Chameleon Pens.  I attached it all with Zig 2 way glue..yay for no wet warp!  lol

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Ok.. this one was just me playing with new stuff I  have.. love this cut file, it reminds me of Morrocco for some reason…  and I had some liquid pearls I picked up on clearance a while back..  so  I  was tinkering around.  This is Compass Pattern by Lizzie Mayne   I added some My little paper world stitched corners and some jade liquid pearls
and lastly.. just having some fun with the latest batch of freebies I got in the Treasure chest.. who doesn’t love cup cakes huh?  the base card is  FANCY CARD 11 by Apetroae Stefan and  the sentiment and cupcake are from the Treasure Chest Freebies you can select when you spend $15  or more ( $10 when on offer )  I only used the top two layers of the Decoupage .. so I still have the bottom layer for another project  🙂

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Discover High Hopes Rubber Stamps

I apologize ENABLER ALERT !!!! haha

This is a company that is totally new to me, I discovered them on Twitter and they have some adorable stamps…. they also have a challenge..and we all know how much we love challenges AND new goodies.  More info  on the challenge and how to get the free digital stamp  so you can join in at the bottom of this post  If you are new to this company too, this is a fab way to  join in and maybe win some of these rubber stamps if you are interested in trying them out.


I was having a quick browse around and thought I would share some of the ones that caught my eye.  As most of you regulars know by now, I have a son who is 5 tomorrow ( Where did time go) and we plan to homeschool.  Creativity is a huge part of our learning process and the lil guy LOVES to craft.  That being said I am always on the lookout for  things for him to use and also things that can be used in “school” projects…. hey no one said education had to be boring… lol.

One of the first things that caught my eye were the backgrounds; these are perfect for both of us, both for card making and  adding visuals to  stories and essays etc  later on as he learns to write his own stories.

I love backgrounds, but I am pretty picky  and most of the ones I have are  digital .. but I love these..

Forest Background T057

Treasure Map T054

Speedy Recovery Background U004

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and then of course we have fairies ..  sorry Merrie haha.. There are so many cool stamps at this store.. they come in foam mounted and unmounted.  Categories galore… oh dear this could get me in trouble if the little guy sees these…No crafty budget right now.. but if he sees Dragons…. oh my !

 
I will be adding this one into  the  tab above for stamps.. it is currently called DIGIS.. but I think I need to update it to STAMPS, since I  am finding more and more cute stamp companies who do physical stamps…  So expect to see that updated soon.

 


ok I promised you  details on the High Hopes March challenge..so here they are.

For your chance to win 2 FREE High Hopes Stamps.  

You can enter this challenge to win rubber stamps using  the free digital stamp provided, if you do not currently own any High Hopes stamps. There is a link to the freebies, you have two to choose from.  You must use a High Hopes Image.   Check the High Hopes Challenge post for more details and links to the free images.

I hope some of you join in, I think I will have a go at this one.. maybe see if my little guy wants to enter too…. he is a crafting machine lately  LOL

UnityStamps Laminated Bookmark “First love, First Hero”

Another quickie Bookmark featuring the Unity Stamp co stamp, “First love, first hero”.  Text was from an old paperback book hubby was throwing out… waste not want not lol. I stamped it up and colored it in distress marker, then inked the edges using distress ink pads. I mounted it on a piece of card, also colored in distress inks and then laminated it and punched a hole in it for a ribbon.   This is joining the growing Abandoned Art project bucket for our upcoming “mission”.

Oversized HandStamped Autumn background Card

I LOVE this new stamp, it’s a bargain bin $1.50 seasonal stamp from Michaels.  The seasonal stamps they do, they are perfect for my lil guy who loves to stamp…and I get to borrow them too lol.

The image is by ArtbyMiran colored with Chameleons, Zig Kuercolor and some Isopropyl on Canson Mix Media.

Background is 7×10 Canson Mix Media Paper, stamped with one stamp from Michaels using  Craft Smart dye pads and colored with Chameleon and Zig Kurecolors.

Mounted on a card base made of 11×17 Neenah 110lb Index card  using Zig Photo Tape and trimmed to fit.
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Challenges:

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Kit & Clowder September Create & Learn-boys boys boys!

Once again Alyce Keegan has pulled off another fab set of  Create & Learn classes… this time we have one for the boys.  Although, as always the techniques learnt can be used with ANY image to create some fabulous backgrounds.

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AND to make things even better, this month there is a free class for  student.. a fab  class on  coloring wood.  Be sure to check the Create & Learn classes this month.

 

kc_bonus_class..and of course you can join the “Clowdies”  over on the Kit & Clowder Facebook Group for social, sharing, advice, support and …..general craziness… come on over!!!

Kit & Clowder August Create & Learn classes are out!

Check out the  August Create & Learn Classes
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..and for all you  new Kit & Clowder peoples…. never fear….  Alyce just shared some great news on the Kit & Clowder Facebook Group.  It used to be if you missed a  monthly class you had to wait for it to be re-released as part of a bundle… not any more!!  That is great news for anyone new to the classes, or even just those who missed a few here and there for whatever reason.  Now you can go back and pick and choose the classes you missed  🙂 ..and there have been some fab classes I really wished I had.

“Now, just in case you haven’t seen it yet… there’s something special for our monthly class members this month… we’ve opened the EXCLUSIVE Monthly Class Store! 😀 You can only access this store via private link and password as a special perk of being a class member, and now you can purchase previous classes if you have missed a month or are new to joining in! 😀

Remember our classes never expire, and there is no such thing as “being behind”, so you can use these classes to do a fun project or in pieces to help you enhance your other images and apply new techniques. To get access and join in, head to www.kitandclowder.com and join us in our Monthly Classes! All new and existing members this month will get access to the store”

Here’s a sneak peek at a small selection of the archived classes now available to K&C Create and Learn members.

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Unity Stamps SALE +Free Kit offer

I already ordered a couple of stamps, I just couldn’t resist and scraped out the paypal piggy bank lol…so may cool stamps I must add to my wish list 🙂

I picked up these two stamps..and what a bargain too!

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Unity Stamps have an AMAZING sale going on right now.
-$2 SHIPPING
-12 {New Releases}
-All Donna Downey Studios stamps on sale!
-All Phyllis Harris Designs stamps on sale!
-All ANGIEgirls by Angie Blom on sale!

And…. SPEND $50 or more and get this GORGEOUS kit sent to you as a GIFT.

 

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April Kit and Clowder Create and Learn Classes +Bonus !

WOW…. another fab set of Create & Learn classes from Alyce Keegan over at Kit & Clowder. New classes are available on the 15th of each month, so grab these while you can.

April 2016, Create & Learn

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and a bonus…

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Kit & Clowder Create and Learn Class – March 2016

The new Create and Learn Class  for March is now available.  Once again Alyce Keegan has created another stunning class…. check out the marker and pencil classes for March. If you are new to coloring; or just need to improve your skills, this is the place to be. There are two fabulous free classes for those of you who are procrastinating and a  great range of paid classes, which anyone taking them will tell you..are worth every penny ….and some.

Hair, skin, clothing, pets and animals….and coming soon.. a nature class for you plant and flower lovers.  Each Create and Learn class is released on the 15th of the month, so if you love these backgrounds and want to know how to do them..  make sure  you grab them before they are  gone.

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KennyK New Release – Name that Hero Contest

Enter the KennyK Stamps Name That Hero contest for a chance to win the digi stamp you named, one of our new superhero backgrounds, one of our new superhero sentiment sheets, and bragging rights! All before the release date!

So, stretch out your super spandex, zip up those sexy boots, and let’s rock!!

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What you need to do:
We have SEVEN new heroes about to hit the crafting world and we want YOU to name them. Use your creative powers to name 1 character or all 7! Don’t forget the family as a whole needs a name too. That’s 8 chances to win!

Contest Rules:
Our judges will be looking for creative, original, funny, clever, sassy entries.
You may have more than one entry per character or per family name.
Deadline – Contest will run from Fri, March 4th – Wed, March 9th. Contest will officially end on March 9th at 8:00pm EST.
For a valid entry and to be considered for a prize, you must comment here in this post!

Prizes:
* If you are the lucky winner to name one character, you will receive the digi stamp you named, a choice of one of our new superhero backgrounds, and a choice of one new superhero sentiment sheet!
* If you are clever and name more than one character, then you will receive the digi for each character named, your choice of two of our new superhero backgrounds, and a choice of one new superhero sentiment sheets!
* If you are super enough to name the family, you will receive all seven character digi stamps, a choice of two of our new superhero backgrounds, a choice of one new superhero sentiment sheet!
* GRAND PRIZE – Now, if you have fierce and mighty creative powers and name all 7 characters and the family, you will receive the entire release!! ALL 7 character digi stamps, ALL 4 of our new superhero backgrounds, and both new superhero sentiment sheets!
* Bragging rights!!
* All prizes will be sent and received before the March 15th release date.

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