Bargain Hunting on Ebay again

I was taking a break and perusing Ebay again looking for some bargain deals for me and the  little guy to add to our wishlist… and ran across these goodies, so thought I would share them for  anyone interested.  A lot of these are from overseas sellers, so expect a wait  to get your goodies.  There were  so may great finds added to our wish list, but here are just a few of them.

Embossing Folders by  seller 15oceaneshop

There are a lot of fun new designs to choose from and I didn’t see anything priced over $2 in this batch.  Great way to pick up a bunch of designs if you are new to embossing, or if you just want to bump up your design stash.

I particularly like this one… no surprise there really since  I love the Steampunk and vintage stuff so much.  Some of you may remember my adventures in Playdoh a while back… I love embossing folders like this… they make great image presses for Playdoh or Polymer Clay projects too.  I am very into  multifunctional crafts lol… I like to get my moneys worth out of things we buy… so if I can find more than just the traditional purpose for them.. all the better  🙂

Clock embossing folder

Talking of Multifunctional… I love Silicon molds,  these are  great for  icing and confectionary of course, as most are intended.  BUT … they are also great for Plaster of Paris, Polymer Clay and Embedding Resin projects.  Someone asked me once if they could be used for Paper clay projects.. I still don’t have an answer to that one.. but I am probably gonna try it one day  LOL.

I found a bunch of cool molds that would be  fun to play with…. these particular ones were listed by homesale_sky and  this is just a handful of the really cool molds that caught my eye.  These would be great for decorating mix media, upcycled projects or jewelry making.

I also found some really cool metal dies which are definitely going on  my wish list…

3D bridge

Bubbles/ circles
Our Ebay wish list is growing …. lol.

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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.

NEXT !!
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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Who doesn’t love a baby elephant?

Here is card No.1 of 2 for the newest Crafty Awesomeness Challenge which is sponsored by.. Sasayaki Glitter this month. The team got to choose two images.. so being a team of 4 .. we let two of the girls pick an image this month and the other two will choose next time. We’ve been friends so long now, that we know each other well enough to know what images we can all work with.. and which ones we can  choose to give the others a  nudge outside the box..without going too  far… * cough haha that would be me LOL

So here she is… I say she, simply because I gave her pink toe nails and a pink bow.  I have plans to make a  few more of these in blue and gender neutral colors too, it’s just such a cute image and perfect for baby showers, 1st birthdays, gender reveals,announcements etc.

This is Baby Elly’s Birthday by Sasayaki Glitter
Printed on an Epson Ecotank on Canson Mix Media  paper
Colored with  Crayola Color Escapes pencils and blended with Isopropyl alcohol.
The image was then cut with a Gina Marie Designs Die from the “LACEY LATTICE RECTANGLE DIE SET”  on the Sizzix Big Shot ( check out my post about this set &  the crafters toothbrush here )
Attached with Zig Kuretake Photo Tape

A very soft and cutesie CAS (clean and Simple)card….

 

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Bloobel Stamps February Progressive Challenge Project

I had some ideas for this one that were  not too “PC” so I  played it safe and added a simple stamped sentiment by Unity stamps.  What I really wanted to do was make a joke about the President pardoning turkeys….or  some crack about  accidentally mixing up the caterer and entertainment orders for a bachelor party and the caterer providing a “Bird with big breasts”   I will leave that with you.. and your imagination can fill in the blanks lol.  I’m just keeping in Simple … for this one  LOL

Here she is, this is  Bake Me A Cake  with Quirky Christmas Robin and the sentiment is from the Unity Stamp Co.  “A Joyous Season” stamp kit. The image is printed on Canson Mix Media and colored with Zig Kurecolor pens and a touch of Ranger Distress Pen & Crayola Color Escapes Pencils.

The image was  cut with a Lil’Inkers Stitched die from the rectangular dual stitch set on my Sizzix Big Shot and mounted on a Recollections card from Michaels using a Zig Photo Tape runner


She is the February Progressive Image over at the Bloobel.com Blog.  Be sure to sign up and join in, the new March Progressive is coming up.

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Did you know CraftsUPrint have digi’s too.. who knew !!

I had seen one or two of them before..but didn’t realize just how many they have.

There is one artist in particular who has some real fun images.  I grabbed a bunch and had a little coloring fun last night. These were print and cut on the Cricut Explore on 110lb card, the colored with various pens…. Chameleon Pens, Zig Kurecolor and some new detailer pens I grabbed to try by Sargent Arts & Sharpie.


I made these up into a couple of cards and a frame for one of my small watercolored stamps I got from LDRS Creatives this past week… lots of fun designs so if you are looking for some character Digi’s and haven’t found what you were looking for, check them out.  The artist is Gordon Fraser and you can find his gallery here Gordon Fraser – CraftsUPrint Designer.

I have a bunch more of these fun digi’s  to get colored up… so expect to see more from this artist in the coming month.

 

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Marvelous Molds – Silicone Mold Sale & 25% coupon

I know some of you caught my last post about the new Silicone Molds I found…. well if you wanted to try them..NOW is the time.  I just got an alert that there is a 25% discount, free shipping on orders over $50 …..AND some designs are on sale.

These are the silicone molds designed for cake decorating with fondants and marzipan AND other crafts, like Plaster of Paris, polymer clay, resin etc.  SO if you love to upcycle, mixed media, make altered art and create with ephemera. this might be of interest.  This is not just about decorating wedding cakes anymore… they carry a variety of designs from lace, texture, flowers, sea shells and ribbons.. all the way to boats, fish, and skulls. mm_sale_banner

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Marvelous Molds – cake decor, polymer, plaster and more

Some of you may have heard me  talking about a desire to start working with resin again.. and you may have already seen Playdoh projects and the like on here in the past.  I was so excited to accidentally stumble across this site when I was updating affiliate info on the blog.  CHECK these out…..

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Now these are  Food Grade Silicone molds…. but they can  be used for plaster, soap, wax and a bunch more crafting  media.  They can withstand 400 degree heat, so work with allsorts of materials.

One of the really cool features of these molds that I liked a lot was the cutting edge built in to the design and the wide array of designs and texture plates available, which would be great for my playdoh, polymer and plaster projects.  If you enjoy crafting with 3D embellishments…  check these out.  I know a bunch of you do mixed media pieces and upcycle and re purpose pieces in a variety of media.

I picked out a few of my personal favorites to show you, but you really have to go check them out for yourself.  Whether you are a cake decorator… and we have a few of you ladies too in my various Facebook Groups and contacts, or you are a mixed media artist, jewelry maker, modeler or whatever…. these are definitely worth a look.
As soon as I have some spare  money, hopefully after Christmas…. I’m grabbing some of these and a new supply of Tap Plastics resin.  Woot… so excited to find really cool molds  to play with.

The video on the page I am linking to is worth a watch even if you aren’t a cake decorator… it  has some useful information and tips on it that apply to any use.

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Spotlight Series Day 11, Naz- Sasayaki Glitter


Who are you ?

Personal Name : Naz Smith
Company Name : Sasayaki Glitter

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Where are you?
Melbourne Australia

When did you start drawing/designing seriously?
Approximately 2 years ago I got started but started dedicating a lot more time to it about 12 months ago.

What’s your guilty pleasure?
My husbands baked New York cheesecake

If you suddenly changed careers and went to work at Disney…what character would you want to be?
Any of the princesses.

If you were a classic car…. what would you be?
Liberaces Roadster

How long does the average design/art work take from concept to final product?
I fit my work in around family so it can take anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours depending on my day.

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Baby Shy

 

 

 

What was the first product you ever had for sale?

Baby Shy Digital Stamp

 

 

 



What was your favorite subject in school…?
Geography

If you were getting a tattoo… what would it be?
I have several Roses and a butterfly on my back and a quote on my arm but I’ve promised my husband no more….except maybe if I can convince him to get one 🙂

If you were a Cluedo Character, who would you be?

Mrs.Green. She wore a tiara.

What’s your favorite horror movie?
Insidious

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?
Taylor Kinney. I don’t want him to talk.

What is the one question you are really glad I didn’t ask ….and dare you answer it anyway? Lol
Any question related to Taylor Kinney….and no I plead the 5th.

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??
Absolutely. It would have to be a custom image though…and I’d never release it.

What job did you have BEFORE you started drawing/designing for a living?
Office Manger at a tech company.

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Drummer Shy

 

 

 

What is your favourite piece in the whole store?

Drummer Shy Digital Stamp 

 

 

 

 

 

Who is your inspiration/muse?
My son “Shy” is the inspiration for me, I have drawn him heaps of times.

How many people work with/for you?
Around 20 but the number fluctuates a bit over time.

Name your favourite cartoon?
Adventure Time. That show is nuts.

Favorite Quote?
“If you wait, all that happens is that you get older” – Larry McMurtry

What’s your favorite colour?
Pink and Purple…ooh and yellow….and sometimes green….and orange.

What is your best and worst personality trait?
I’m decidedly stubborn which is a blessing and a curse. I like to be thought of as a loyal friend.

When was your last REAL vacation and where did you go?
We’re blessed and get to travel quite frequently. In fact I’m currently in Madrid, Spain for another day or two before we head down to the Costa Del Sol and then on to Portugal and Morocco.

If you got offered a weekend in a haunted house/castle etc.. would you say yes?
In a second….but I’d make my husband go with me.

If you were reincarnated…who would you have been in a former life?
A European princess definitely….any of the ones that didn’t end up losing their heads or dying young.

When no one is listening…. do you sing in the shower?
Yeah…I don’t care if anyone is listening 🙂

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Meg and Kitty

 

 

What is your most popular item in the store/shop?

Meg and Kitty Digital Stamp 

 

 

 

 

 



Who was your first celebrity crush…and have you drawn them?
Oh my. There have been so many and I’m sure answering would reveal way too much 🙂 I’ve never drawn any.

How long have you been in business?
About 12 months

What’s your favorite craftroom/business supply or tool that you couldn’t live without?
Sketchbook Pro Software

If you got locked in an elevator for 6 hours.. who would you most like to be locked in with ?
My husband. No way he’d be content to stay locked in a elevator for 6 hours and would find a way out.

When you get the midnight munchies… what do you grab?
Green tea and plain cake.

What’s your favorite event, or holiday of the year?
Christmas definitely. Awesome season for crafting decoration.

What should be written on your gravestone when you die?
“Someone let Taylor Kinney know there is a plot next to me free if he wants it.”

Do you secretly watch WWE wrestling when no one is around?
I had to ask my husband what this was. No.

Do you plan to grow old gracefully, or disgracefully?
My significant other says that it’s too late as I appear to have opted for disgracefully already.

When you are working, what is the view from your window like?
Well I’ve been designing a few bit this week in my hotel room….so my view is of the tree lined Calle De Velazquez in Madrid. Love the buildings here.

What’s the one song guaranteed to have you shaking your booty anytime, anyplace ..anywhere?
“No” by Megan Trainor is my latest. Great message too.

Who scared you most as a kid when you were being naughty.. your parents or the boogey man?
Parents.

What do you love most about all the people you meet through your work?
I like the consecutiveness of it all. I’m surrounded virtually by a tonne of lovely talented people that inspire me to be better at what we do.

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Shopping Meg

 

 

Show me the drawing you think most closely resembles you physically or personality-wise


Shopping Meg Digital Stamp

 

 




Would you go cave diving with sharks?

Hell yes.

If your parents had named you something else… what would you have picked?
Princess Naz Smith

Which decade do you think had the best music?
2010+

Have you ever been on a blind date…. and if so.. was it fun, or a nightmare?
I married my first blind date.

What’s your favorite hobby when you want to relax?
Drawing, Colouring

Which drawing/product are you the most proud of in your collection?
I love them all but I love the ones from “Shy” a bit more


Naz and Kel
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Spotlight Series Day 6 – Heidi, 2 Cute Ink Digital Stamps

Who are you ?

My Name is Heidi Arrowood and I am the Owner/Illustrator of 2 Cute Ink2cute


Etsy Store

Digi Stamp Club

Blog

 

Where are you ?

I live in Southern IL with my husband, 2 dogs ( German Shepherd and Chihuahua) and fish 🙂

 

When did you first start drawing/designing seriously?

Back in 2010 I decided to start drawing with an intent to create some type of business/freelance work.  But I have been drawing since 5th grade!

 

What was the first product you ever had for sale?

let’s see the very first image I would have to say is “Cat Knit” digital stamp ( which i think still is one of my favorite designs today!

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What’s your guilty pleasure ?

I love Swedish flop cake!  which you can’t get really anywhere lol ( favorite childhood guilty pleasure) now would be angel cream filled donuts 🙂

 

Favorite quote?

right now I think is…If you want the rainbow, you’ve got to put up with the rain.  -Dolly Parton

 

What  job did you have BEFORE you started  drawing/designing for a living?

I use to work for the Bradford Exchange

 

What’s your favorite color?

Purple

 

If you got offered a weekend in a haunted  house/castle etc.. would you say yes?

lol ha ha i couldn’t do it!  I would be too scared!  that reminds me when we went to the smokey mountains we went though this haunted castle, which I didn’t think was going to be scary and yes it was!

 

What is your favorite piece in the whole store?

I really Love My doodle digital stamps. Let’s see i would say Octopus doodle

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Who is your inspiration/muse?

Let’s see I am inspired by anything and everything!  I love to participate in monthly doodle challenges which gets my juices flowing with an inspiration word everyday.  ( Doodle a Day- @ellolovey and 365 Doodles- @JohannaFritz on instagram)

 

How many people work with/for you ?

Just me and I have 5 Design Team Members that make card/papercraft samples.

 

Name your favorite cartoon?

Hmm…How about favorite cartoon movie?  Monsters Inc 🙂

 

What was your favorite subject in school…?

Biology I had the best teacher, Mr. Brusa

 

When was your last REAL vacation and where did you go?

oh gosh I would say last real real vacation was back in 2001 when I went florida with my aunt/uncle and cousins lol..  though I just recently went to the smokey mountains with my mother/father in law and husband which was pretty cool too!

 

If you suddenly changed careers and went to work at Disney…what character would you want to be?

Anna from Frozen! I love her hair, outfit and personality!

 

When no one is listening…. do you sing in the shower?

oh yes!  lol

 

What is your most popular item in the store/shop?

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Owl You Need Is Love digi

 

 

 

 

 

Who was your first celebrity crush…and have you drawn them?

Ha ha my first celebrity crush I think was Thomas Ian Nicholas when he played in ” Rookie of the Year”  ha ha I never drew him but I did write him a letter  ha ha… and then there was justin timberlake back when he was with Nsync.. i was obsessed with Nsync and Justin.. made banners drew some caricatures Oh and managed to score front row seats at an Nsync Concert way back when!  ha ha

 

If you weren’t doing what you are doing now…. what job would you have?

I am not sure …something from home, and something creative…..maybe jewelry business?

 

How long have you been in business? 

Well I started back in 2010 but I have done different things, not just digital stamps.

 

What’s your favorite craftroom/business supply or tool that you couldn’t live without? 

Right now it is my iPad!  I ink all my digital stamps with it so it is a must have 🙂

 

When you get the midnight munchies… what do you grab?

cheese its lol the four cheese kind lol

 

What do you love most about all the people you meet through your work?

I love that people can take my artwork and make it their own little pieces of art 🙂

 

Show me the drawing you think most closely resembles you physically or personality-wise

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well I created this digital stamp called “Heidi and Cosmo” Based on myself and my chihuahua cosmo.. lol doesn’t really look like me but maybe the hair and the version with glasses lol

 

Which decade do you think had the best music?

I love the oldies station- 50’s, 60’s and 70’s!

 

How long does the average design/art work take from concept to final product?

It depends it can take 1-3 hours

 

What’s the one song guaranteed to have you shaking your booty anytime, anyplace ..anywhere?

Right now “Can’t Stop The Feeling” by Justin Timberlake 🙂

 

Which drawing/product are you the most proud of in your collection?

 

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I think Snowman Couple because I love the overall drawing, line widths and concept 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Spotlight Series Day 1: Amanda Byron – Faery Ink

Who are you ?  Amanda S. Byron, Faery Ink

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Store: FaeryInk.com
Facebook Group: Faery Ink Group

 

Where are you ?  Ashland, Ohio, USA

When did you first start drawing/designing seriously?
I’ve drawn since I was very little. I sold drawings of Jessica Rabbit in 4th grade and ‘bubble letter’ names with flowers and such in middle school lol. I started selling web graphics and drawing tutorials in 2003, digital stamps in 2013. I’ll let you know if I start taking anything seriously haha 😉

What was the first product you ever had for sale?
As far as digital stamps, I made a bunch of stuff to put up before I opened shop. I like to prepare ahead usually.

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What is your favorite piece in the whole store? 

 

That would be like choosing between my kids lol. Instead I’ll pick one I really like but have never seen used:

 

 

 

Who is your inspiration/muse?
My kids, my little nieces, nature, mythology, Art Nouveau, Mucha, Waterhouse, books like the Discworld series, Alice in Wonderland, Chronicles of Narnia, Grimms’ Faerytales, Tim Burton, 80s cartoons like Rainbow Brite, Strawberry Shortcake and He-Man (lol), sci-fi/fantasy genre books and movies, World of Warcraft. I draw inspiration from everything =)

How many people work with/for you?
I have a great design team but I don’t have anyone working ‘for’ me =)

What’s your guilty pleasure?
Sweets, hip hop and gothic/steampunk flavored video games lol

What was your favorite subject in school…?
English, Social Studies and Art. I love learning so I can’t pick just one =P

If you were getting a tattoo… what would it be? 
I have two in mind, one a heart with wings for my mom, the other an art nouveau style celestial goddess.

If you were reincarnated…who would you have been in a former life?
One of my first internet aliases was “Cleopatrawasuglybutpowerful” so I’ll go with Cleopatra lol.
I think Shirley MacLaine claims to have been her in a past life, so I’m probably wrong haha.

What is your most popular item in the store/shop?
Well, this one has been the most downloaded:

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But she was free, so if I disregard free or discounted images it would be a tie between these two:

 

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What’s your favorite craftroom/business supply or tool that you couldn’t live without?
My Wacom tablet. I mean I have had to live without it before, but I hated it!

What’s your favorite hobby when you want to relax
Coloring, reading, walking.

What should be written on your gravestone when you die?
Finally, she walks on the shores of Tír na nÓg.
(Though I don’t actually want to be buried lol)

How long does the average design/art work take from concept to final product?
It definitely varies, but I would say on average – 5 or 6 hours to concept sketch, rough draft, final, ‘inking’, and coloring with Copics.

What do you love most about all the people you meet through your work?
I meet a lot of crafters and have found that they are some of the most kind-hearted, generous folks I’ve ever known. Absolutely lovely people.
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