Calling all the Silhouette owners!! it’s Holiday Sale time

I don’t own a Silhouette… but I know a lot of you girls do so I thought I would share some of the steals and deals going on over at Swing Design.

You can save on allsorts of cool stuff from software upgrades to Designer editions, Vinyls, and some really cool bundle packs.  There is also and instant 10% discount code available on the site… check for restrictions.

Here are a few of the deals going on right now, go check em out…. happy shopping !!!




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This upgrade code is for users who own Silhouette Studio Basic Edition (Free) and would like to upgrade to the designer edition plus software. Instant Download – Code Arrives in 2nd Email After Purchase.  There is no software download required, just enter the code into the Studio Software (not the Design Store) to unlock the new features.
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The Silhouette Designer Edition PLUS retains all of the capabilities of the basic Silhouette Studio software and includes all of the Designer Edition features, plus the following new features:

  • Conical Wrap Panel
  • Import Major Embroidery Type Files (PES, DST, EXP, JEF, and XXX)
    • You can then isolate the placement stitch to create cut lines allowing you to cut fabric with your Silhouette electronic cutting tool. You can also use the embroidery lines as a cut file within Silhouette Studio to create intricate and colorful sketch designs.
  • Advanced Rhinestone Features
    • Allows you to create custom rhinestone shapes and view rhinestone designs with a photo-realistic preview. You can then place your rhinestones along a path, as a fill, or individually. You can combine multiple rhinestones to create unique patterns and adjust the spacing and orientation to your liking.
  • Can use on up to 3 computers

 

$10.00 $25.00

  • Use this card code to purchase digital designs and fonts at the Silhouette online image library at www.silhouettedesignstore.com
  • Card does not expire

Can not be discounted further with any coupon code.

 

 

 

 

$239.99 $389.99



This is the No.1 Selling Silhouette Cameo Bundle!!

Bundle Includes:

  • Silhouette Pink Cameo 3 with Bluetooth and Touchscreen – 1 Year Warranty
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Autoblade – Auto Adjusts Blade to Match Cut Job Material
  • 12 Inch x 12 Inch Cutting Mat
  • 36 Assorted Sheets of Oracal Permanent Vinyl – 12 Inch x 12 Inch Each
    • 24 Oracal 651 Ultra Glossy Vinyl Sheets
    • 12 Oracal 641 Matte Vinyl Sheets
  • 6 Sheets of Siser Easyweed Heat Transfer for Fabrics 7.5 Inch x 12 Inch Each
  • 1 Full Roll Clear Transfer Tape – 12 Inches
  • 24 Sketch Pens – 2xs The Ink of Other Silhouette Sketch Pens
  • Ultimate Beginner Guide to Vinyl – By Silhouette School
  • Online Beginner Class
  • Hook
  • Scraper
  • 1 Month Free Membership to Silhouette University – Cancel Anytime
  • 1 Month Free to Silhouette Club – Cancel Anytime
  • 100 Exclusive Designs 
  • Exclusive Access to Art Files by Silhouette School
  • $25 Dollars in Downloads from Silhouette’s Design Store – Code Sent During Registration 
  • Studio Software for Windows 7 or higher and Mac OS X 10.5.8 and higher
  • Vinyl Trimmer
  • Ratchet Adjustment Tool
  • USB Cord
  • Power Cord 110v-240v

Bundle Includes:

  • 61 Sheets of Genuine Oracal 651 
  • Works with Silhouette Cameo, Cricut, and all other vinyl cutting machines.
  • Colors may be swapped out depending on availability

 



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Guest Designer – Lil ‘ Man D – Thank You card and Bookmark

You may have seen  my posts on Facebook last week about my lil man and his first watercolor project…. well he was at it again tonight  🙂

My little man was given an early birthday present last weekend by a lady who works with hubby, so this is her Thank You card and a little book mark for her to use in her Bible, or other reading matter.  Now it goes without saying, since he is only 4 …. that he had a little help …SURPRISE !! lol.  But the painting is all him.

He may be a crafty wee soul, but  this mommy isn’t ready to let him lose  with a laminator and glue all by himself .. my sanity is questionable at the best of times .. but not THAT bad haha.  Unlike someone we won’t mention by name who’s grandson glued himself up trying to apply “lotion” to his legs whilst visiting her craft room last week lol…. sorry.. I am still giggling over that one .. my bad.

The images he colored are :

Image #13 – Heart Ants – by Sasayaki Glitter & a section cropped from Pure Prairie Bouquet by Power Poppy.

The card and bookmark were colored using Gansai Tambi watercolors and a Zig Kuretake H2o brush.

The card  is a hot pink 5×6.5″ from a multicolor pack at Michaels
A background layer of rough cut 65lb black Recollections card from the value packs
The image is printed on Canson Mix Media Paper on my Epson Eco Tank and also had a rough cut edging. I added the sentiment “There is beauty in creation” and a border to the image before printing.  This was also foam popped on a Darice adhesive foam sheet and attached using a double side tape. The card layers were  attached with Zig Photo Tape and the Sentiment which was a cheapie import die was attached with Tombow Aqua.

The Book mark is backed with a light tan 65lb card  with a hint of a border showing behind the image cut from the front, and I attached a tassle from a value pack at Michaels. I added a cute little bead  that I got  in a happy mail package from Francesca at Cute As A Button when she very kindly shared her destash items with the DT team 🙂  It says “Always” on one side and “Believe” on the other… pretty appropriate for a Bible Bookmark.

I hope you like it

🙂 One Proud Mommy

Spotlight Series Day 16, Rae – CUP Designer

Who are you?  Rae Carr
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Where are you?

Arizona

What is your favorite piece in the whole store?

Pretty layered butterfly shaped easel card

 

485 Butterfly Easel Card

 

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

Electronic tech @ USPS

What’s your favorite color?

purple

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

I am on permanent vacation since 2004

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

NO

 

707 Roses Mug Set

 

 

 

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

My silhouette cameo and software
 

 

 

 

 

 

Would you go cave diving with sharks?

I am crackin’ up at this question!

 

904 Pretty Pink Dress Center Pop Out Card

 

 

 

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

Something more girly – I was named after an uncle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Which decade do you think had the best music?

60’s

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

poker

291 Fancy Aperture Step Card

 

Do you plan to grow old gracefully, or disgracefully?

I am old, but I am sometimes graceful!

When you are working, what is the view from your window like?

that would mean I have to actually clean it!

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

that is like choosing a fav child..impossible

 

 

 

 

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Spotlight Series Day 4 – Carol Clarke, CUP Designer

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Who are you ?

Carol Clarke, I’m a self employed Artist & Designer, wife, mum of 3 & grandma of 6!

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Where are you ?

I live and work in a village in  Nottinghamshire.  My commute is horrendous … I roll out of bed, stagger down the stairs …. and settle down with my laptop …. absolutely awful I know …. but I mostly manage to get to work on time every day! lol

When did you first start drawing/designing seriously?

 It was around 2006 when I first offered designs for sale but I had been cardmaking for a long while but couldn’t find any designs I liked so I had been drawing my own for a long while …. other cardmakers saw them and wanted to know where to buy them so around 2006 I started putting them on CDs to sell …. and it blossomed from there!!

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What was the first product you ever had for sale?

My earliest products were listed on eBay and those listings are long gone …. but this is the 1st item I offered for sale on Craftsuprint in 2009

“Dressing the Tree”

 

 

 

 

Favorite quote?

My Grandma said ‘Never mind the dust it will still be there when the children have grown up’  She was so right!!

 

 

What’s your guilty pleasure ?

chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate!

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What is your favorite piece in the whole store?

“Old Man Ken on the Beach” reminds me of my Dad who will be 90 this year and he always wore a string vest and rolled his trousers up on the beach when I was a child.

 

 

 

How many people work with/for you?

Me, me and only me …. unless you count my hubby who keeps me well supplied with coffee throughout the day! lol

 

What  job did you have BEFORE you started  drawing/designing for a living?
 I was a doctor’s receptionist and secretary

 

What’s your favorite color?

Pink …. and I love it even more if it’s got polka dots on it!

 

What was your favorite subject in school…?

I loved art but I had to give it up in the 3rd year as my parents thought needlework would be a better O Level to take.  They were right in that I not only got an A in Needlework but I went on to make my children’s clothes on an old Singer Treadle sewing machine (and knitted/crocheted all their woollies too) which saed me lots of money when they were small.   but it’s ironic that I went on to make my living from Art! I did go back to school and Art College as an Adult returner once my children were older and took 3 GCSE’s and an A level in Art …. getting A’s in all of those too!

 

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

Oh YES …. unfortunately for anyone who is listening!

 

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

This Carousel card has been very popular with customers

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

My sticky tape putter onner thingy (otherwise known as an ATG!)

 

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

Chocolate, love the stuff …. and I’m sure midnight calories don’t count … they don’t … do they???!!

 

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

It varies from but My On the Shelf Cards was the longest at over a year to get from my head to fruition.  They normally start with an idea or question …. like … Is it possible?   I wonder if I can?  How can I do that?   Will this work? etc

 

When you are working, what is the view from your window like

Looking over the decking and the garden to the fields at the bottom of the garden and then the Derbyshire hills in the distance … we get cows trimming any plants that dare to grow too high! lol

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

My parents!!

 

What’s your favorite event, or holiday of the year?

I love Christmas … I have 3 children and 6 grandchildren and it’s a magical time of year especially when viewed though the eyes of a child,

 

Do you plan to grow old gracefully, or disgracefully?

oOOooooo disgracefully … of course!!

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

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3D on the Shelf Card Kit – Little Rambler Lady Martine

Would you go cave diving with sharks?

No No NO!!

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

I love to walk.  I am lucky to have lovely countryside on my doorstep and I walk a minimum of 2 miles every day.  I call it my green stress buster!

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

It has to be my Original concept On the Shelf cards I have now drawn and uploaded nearly 1900 of them …. And my favourite is always my newest one and today that is a little Irish Dancer. irish  but I also love my older ones like Santa santa  and the fun ones too

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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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Friday Freebie – 3D on the Shelf Card Kit – Gadgets N Gizmos Boy Geff

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This weeks Friday Freebie over at CraftsUprint is this 3D on the Shelf Card Kit – Gadgets N Gizmos Boy Geff kindly donated by Carol Clarke.

Funnily enough… Carol is one of the upcoming spotlight guests too.  If yu haven’t heard about that, click on the “Home” link at the top.

I met Carol last year when I joined CUP and have always loved her card kits.  If you haven’t seen them yet… you should  definitely go look,  She is a fab designer and I don’t know how she does it… but she takes requests for  these on the shelf cards and I don’t think I have ever  seen a request she couldn’t/wouldn’t  do… she’s fabulous .. and the on the shelf series is huge.  And that is not all… she also has these fabulous  countdown to Christmas cards … I made one for my little guy last year.

and be sure to check back for her spotlight  coming up next month.

…also lots of other fab stuff to check out over at CUP… cut files, card  kits, verses..  oh but its 4 am and I am too tired to list it all… go see for yourself.

PS if you like to write… you can earn money from  your sentiments and verses there too 🙂

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Day 1 Faery Ink – $25 Gift Cert.

PRIZE: $25 Gift Cert.

SPONSOR: Faery Ink

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Eligibility  – Worldwide –  Spotlight Guests are only excluded from entering their own spotlight giveaway.

How to enter  –  

  • Visit the Spotlight Series Day 1: Amanda Byron – Faery Ink and  leave a comment for the spotlight guest.
  • Come back here and  post “I commented” in the comments for this giveaway.  You must comment on the spotlight guests spotlight post AND this entry post  within the entry time period to be eligible to win.
  • Use a valid email address when commenting/entering, you will need it  to claim  your prize
  • 1 “I commented” entry comment per person on this post please, all others will not be approved ( all posts are under approval, please don’t double post..I may be asleep)Winners:

     

  • All Winner’s  in the End of Series Giveaway will be picked randomly, either by me…or the sponsor.
  • Winner will be posted on the blog winner list and contacted via email  and must claim their prize within 48 hours, or it will be forfeited and a new winner drawn. I will update the winner list to show what has, or hasn’t been claimed yet.
  • All prizes are furnished by individual spotlight guests, or sponsors.  Physical prizes will require you to supply a valid shipping address.  Digital prizes/codes etc will be sent to the email used to comment NO exceptions  to avoid  prize claim theft, which unfortunately does happen.

    OPEN FOR ENTRY COMMENTS JULY 1st through July 10th, 11:59 Central time

    Winner announced July 10-15th

Day 2: Scrapper’s Delights – $15 Store Gift Voucher

PRIZE:  $15 Store Voucher

SPONSOR: Scrapper’s Delights

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Eligibility  – Worldwide –  Spotlight Guests are only excluded from entering their own spotlight giveaway.

How to enter  –  

  • Visit the Spotlight Series Day 2: Janice – Scrapper’s Delights  and  leave a comment for the spotlight guest.
  • Come back here and  post “I commented” in the comments for this giveaway.  You must comment on the spotlight guests spotlight post AND this entry post  within the entry time period to be eligible to win.
  • Use a valid email address when commenting/entering, you will need it  to claim  your prize
  • 1 “I commented” entry comment per person on this post please, all others will not be approved ( all posts are under approval, please don’t double post..I may be asleep)Winners:

     

  • All Winner’s  in the End of Series Giveaway will be picked randomly, either by me…or the sponsor.
  • Winner will be posted on the blog winner list and contacted via email  and must claim their prize within 48 hours, or it will be forfeited and a new winner drawn. I will update the winner list to show what has, or hasn’t been claimed yet.
  • All prizes are furnished by individual spotlight guests, or sponsors.  Physical prizes will require you to supply a valid shipping address.  Digital prizes/codes etc will be sent to the email used to comment NO exceptions  to avoid  prize claim theft, which unfortunately does happen.

    OPEN FOR ENTRY COMMENTS JULY 1st through July 10th, 11:59 Central time

    Winner announced July 10-15th

Day 4 – Carol Clarke £15 / $20 CUP Gift Voucher

PRIZE:  £15/ $20 CUP Gift Voucher

SPONSOR:CraftingCircle

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Eligibility  – Worldwide –  Spotlight Guests are only excluded from entering their own spotlight giveaway.

How to enter  –  

  • Visit the Spotlight Series Day 4 – Carol Clarke, CUP Designer  and  leave a comment for the spotlight guest.
  • Come back here and  post “I commented” in the comments for this giveaway.  You must comment on the spotlight guests spotlight post AND this entry post  within the entry time period to be eligible to win.
  • Use a valid email address when commenting/entering, you will need it  to claim  your prize
  • 1 “I commented” entry comment per person on this post please, all others will not be approved ( all posts are under approval, please don’t double post..I may be asleep)

    Winners:
     
  • All Winner’s  in the End of Series Giveaway will be picked randomly, either by me…or the sponsor.
  • Winner will be posted on the blog winner list and contacted via email  and must claim their prize within 48 hours, or it will be forfeited and a new winner drawn. I will update the winner list to show what has, or hasn’t been claimed yet.
  • All prizes are furnished by individual spotlight guests, or sponsors.  Physical prizes will require you to supply a valid shipping address.  Digital prizes/codes etc will be sent to the email used to comment NO exceptions  to avoid  prize claim theft, which unfortunately does happen.

    OPEN FOR ENTRY COMMENTS JULY 1st through July 10th, 11:59 Central time

    Winner announced July 10-15th

Day 5 – Simply B Stamps (3 x) $10 Gift Certs

PRIZE:   3 winners will each get a $10 Gift Certs

SPONSOR: Simply B Stamps

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Eligibility  – Worldwide –  Spotlight Guests are only excluded from entering their own spotlight giveaway.

How to enter  –  

  • Visit the Spotlight Series Day 5 – Betty, Simply B Stamps  and  leave a comment for the spotlight guest.
  • Come back here and  post “I commented” in the comments for this giveaway
  • Use a valid email address when commenting/entering, you will need it  to claim  your prize

Winners:

  • All Winner’s  in the End of Series Giveaway will be picked randomly, either by me…or the sponsor.
  • Winner will be contacted via email  and must claim their prize within a week or it will be forfeited and a new winner drawn. I will update the winner list to show what has or hasn’t been claimed yet.
  • All prizes are furnished by individual spotlight guests, or sponsors.  Physical prizes will require you to supply a valid shipping address.  Digital prizes/codes etc will be sent to the email used to comment NO exceptions  to avoid  prize claim theft, which unfortunately does happen.
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