“A little Tutti Frutti” humorous Valentines card

I’ve been wanting to color this one for a while, but was waiting for the right moment to hit…  I am a creature of mood, so an image has to “speak to me” for me to really get into creating with it. Sometimes it is instant and I know the second I see it exactly what I need to do with it… specially those ones that tickle my bad sense of humor.  Others I have to let them grow on me and I bounce ideas around and then it hits me…

This was one of those projects.  I had the main image and the fun paper  done and sat waiting for  the finishing touches.. when it hit me.  I was just gonna have to write me a poem  LOL.   I hope you like it.

This is my DT project for the February 2017 Crafty Awesomeness Challenge and was created with an image from Cute As A Button, who is the February Sponsor.  Come on over and join in and share your projects.

This is IMG00221 Chiquita by Cute As A Button she was print and cut on the Cricut Explore and colored with a mix of Zig Kurecolor and Chameleon Pens. I popped some Glossy Accents on  the grapes and necklace for a subtle 3D feel.  The patterned paper is one I found on Etsy by AT Art Digital and you may have seen my “Do you digital?” post last week or two about these.

I printed this on my Epson Eco Tank, and then trimmed that down with my wavy blade on my cutter.  I added a black layer behind for impact which also has a wavy edge and then mounted it all on a card base cut from a Craft Smith paper pad using Zig Photo Tape.  The Pineapple was one of the Michaels $1.50 stamps and I stamped, hand cut and colored that. Sentiment die, I think was  a cheapie import???  cut on my Sizzix Big SHot

and the poem.. yup….  the poem…. that was all me…. sorry, having a “moment”  LOL.

Let’s face it.. not every girls is flowers and hearts.  I’ll take a good laugh over a bunch of flowers any day of the week.

Love this image, reminds me of Carmen Miranda…. yup… I know..showing my age again lol.

Hope you like it  🙂

 

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Xyron have a DT call…. so tempted!

I ran across this DT call and thought I would share it for anyone interested.  Who wouldn’t want to be on a team like this????  Not only do you get wicked product to play with, they will actually pay you too… that’s crazy cool for any crafter. And the opportunity to promote your work and blogs.. and be seen on TV and in print… WOW ! I would have been happy just to get to play with new stuff .. I’m a sad sack lol.

….so here it is for all you crafty gals and guys…. Good Luck everyone, it’s a fantastic opportunity. The following information below was copied from xyron.com


Benefits of being on the Xyron Design Team include:

  • Free Product – both from Xyron and from partner companies
  • $50 cash payment per month for meeting monthly requirements
  • Exclusive previews of any of our upcoming products
  • Payment for projects published in print and/or online magazines
  • Featured across all Xyron social media channels
  • Links to your own personal blog
  • Private FB group for DT members only
  • Payment for projects used at trade shows and on-air
  • Opportunity to have your projects displayed on the Home Shopping Network
  • Xyron DT blinkie for your email and/or blog
  • Purchase Xyron products at wholesale to use in your classes, to sell at events, or for your own projects

Monthly Requirements

  1. Must have an active blog as well as Facebook and Instagram accounts
  2. Must promote Xyron projects across all social media channels
  3. Must create a minimum of two Xyron blog posts per month with step by step photo/video tutorials.

Email the following information to xyroncal@gmail.com

  1. Name, email, phone number, mailing address
  2. Short bio about yourself (No more than 200 words)
  3. Please link to three different projects with tutorial on your blog and/or YouTube channel.  At least one project must be DIY/kids craft/home decor.
  4. A list of any past or current design teams you’ve been on (if applicable)

Also answer the following questions:

  1. Which Xyron products do you own?
  2. How long have you been using Xyron?
  3. What is your favorite Xyron project and why?
  4. What is your favorite technique using Xyron products?

Email must be received by midnight, EST, January 29th, 2017. The new Design Team will be announced February 1st. Good luck to everybody – we can’t wait to see all the talent out there!

Bugaboo Crafty Challenge No.1

Ok ladies and gents… here we go.. kicking off the start of the new Bugaboo Crafty Challenge with a quick set of rules.

  • Must feature a Bugaboo Stamps image as the main image of the project.
  • You can  make any type of craft project as long as it falls within the guidelines of Bugaboo Stamps TOU ( Terms Of Use –  see site for details if unsure )
  • You must link back to the Bugaboo Image you used in your blog post, as well as to this blog challenge.
  • You have till the end of the following challenge to claim your prize ( 14th of each month ).  Unclaimed prizes will  be re-picked on the 15th, and a new winner notified.  ie : you win January..  winners picked on  Feb 15th…must claim by March 14th… if no one claims new winner drawn March 15th… NO EXCEPTIONS. winner’s will be posted on the blog, please be sure to subscribe for updates, or check back to see the winners.
  • Limit of 3 entries per person, can be entered in unlimited other challenges.
  • Prize: 4 single image digital stamps from the  bugaboostamps collection
  • Winner will be randomly selected, unless otherwise noted
  • I reserve the right to modify the rules as necessary at any point in the future.
  • Last, but not least… HAVE FUN !!!  that’s what it’s all about.. right?

Ok .. so now  please meet the ladies  who will be your DT providing inspiration and fun projects each month.  We have the lovely Deescraps who is also a DT on our other monthly Challenge “Crafty Awesomeness”  which you are also welcome to enter.  that one starts on the 1st of each month and has  various sponsors throughout the year.  also joining me form the Crafty Awesomeness Challenge we have  NanaDonna… AND  now we have a new  DT to introduce  you to.  Ms Merrie Jones, who will be  jumping in to her first ever Blog..and her first DT team.  Woo hoo!  .. and the of course.. you got me, MsWipz.. sorry.. but you are stuck with me  again LOL

So first off  lets see what the ladies have this month….   some of our ladies “mentioning no names” couldn’t make their mind up lol… so they  are showing off multiple projects. Me and DeeScraps… we’re not so flighty lol.

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I can’t wait to see all the fun projects you ladies and gents come up with..and of course.. make sure to check the the  Catch the Bug Challenge Blog  to see what other challenges you can enter them in to.  If you would like to enter, but don’t have any Bugaboo Stamps images yet.. be sure to check out the current Friday Freebie and New Releases. You are more than welcome to use the freebie,  or one of the half price New Releases in your challenge projects.


NEW ! Bugaboo Crafty Challenge starts this month

We have a new Challenge starting this month in addition to the two current challenges… so all of you Bugaboo fans will love this one.

This one is just for ….YOU

EVERY month the prize is Bugaboo Stamps
EVERY month you get to show off your Bugaboo creations
EVERY month you get to see our Bugaboo creations

It’s all about the Bug! ….so get your printer running and lets get ready to Bug out!

Big Shout out to the DT team… NanaDonna, DeeScraps and the new kid on the block.. our Virgin Blogger… Merrie.  Thank you ladies !!!

November 2016 “Crafty Awesomeness” Prize Challenge & October Winner

crafty_awesomeWelcome to another Crafty Awesomeness Challenge… let’s jump straight in with the winner for  the October Challenge…  the winner of a Sasayaki Glitter image is….

33. Dorothy: S

Congratulations Dorothy, please email me to claim your prize. Big thank you to Naz from Sasayaki Glitter for  being our October Sponsor and  for providing the fab images for the DT team last month.. we had a lot of fun with those.

This month our sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps…. who have very kindly offered up a fab prize for one lucky winner.

PRIZE:

This month our random winner will  get 7 ..yes SEVEN  digital stamps from the Bugaboo store.  AND … if the  winner  used a Bugaboo stamp as the main image on their project, I will personally throw in another 3 stamps.  It is afterall.. time to be Thank full… right? …so this is my way of thanking you all for taking part. 

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HOWEVER.. if the random winner didn’t use a Bugaboo stamp .. My girls and I will pick a (one) winner from all entries using a bugaboo stamp  this month and they will get the extra 3 stamps instead.

And so here we are,  right in the middle of some fab holidays.. Halloween just came and went and just around the corner Thanksgiving and then Christmas..are you all ready to gain a few pounds ??… I know I am.

One thing I have never been able to give up is a good old British Christmas dinner, luckily hubby loves Yorkshire Pudding and gravy and all that goodness too.  Although I can’t seem to convince him that roast potatoes are frickin awesome lol. I do try and incorporate  a few of the dishes he is used to as well… like sweet potatoes and green bean casserole.

Since his job means we rarely get Thanksgiving as a family.. we tend to make the most of Christmas dinner.  And  that means TURKEY !!!  Well it does now we stopped going to the big family get togethers haha .. oh the sacrafice!

So of course  the DT projects have to be  Holiday inspired.. so  enjoy !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rules:

  • Max 3 entries per person
  • No limit on how many challenges you enter project in
  • Must be a colored piece featuring some kind of image, rubber, clear, digital stamps.. hand drawn..whatever. Does NOT have to be a card.
  • No artist restrictions.. but we’d love it if you were using a sponsor image
  • Please watermark your images before linking, but if you choose not to… that is your choice.
  • Project must have been made/posted on your blog within the last 7 days prior to the start date of the challenge.
  • If you do not have a blog, you can still enter… but please do not post  your projects anywhere that requires registration to view, or comment.
  • Most importantly..you must have FUN while you craft…totally unenforcible rule… but heh.
  • Winners will have 48 hours to claim after their name is announced on the blog, facebook, google+ and twitter feeds.  Please make sure you are subscribed to at least one of these so you don’t miss your chance to claim.
  • No porn, violence etc … do I really even have to say that ??
  • All submissions will require approval before going live,  if I am awake and at home… that won’t take long usually.

 


October 2016 “Crafty Awesomeness” Prize Challenge & September Winner

crafty_awesomeHOLY COW BELLS….  I can’t even begin to express how happy I am/was to see sooo many fabulous entries last month.  I am soo glad I didn’t have to pick a winner out of all of those gorgeous projects.    But a winner  we do have.. thank you Random.org for saving me from this momentous task.  To everyone who entered and didn’t win, commiserations, but I hope you will come back and try again each month.

I got caught up with looking fro a place to live, so  please forgive me for the lack of comments on everyone’s projects… but I shall be going  in and checking them all out next week as there were so many fab projects I need to take a closer look at.

First off, a huge thank you too Bloobel Stamps, Keep up the fab work Lisa, loving all the new images.  If you haven’t visited Lisa’s store and creative blog yet, go take a look see what she is up to.

Sooo.. winner .. who did Random.org pick  to recieve a $10 Bloobel Gift Cert….??

Our September winner is

…..   another unclaimed  prize.. re-pick coming :/

Ok now onto business
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This month our Crafty Awesomeness sponsor is Sasayaki Glitter, thank you Naz for  the fab images for the DT girlz to play with.

PRIZE: One random winner will receive 1(one) Digistamp from the Sasayaki Store.  As always we would love to see you enter projects using sponsored images, but it’s not required to enter.

Rules:

  • Max 3 entries per person
  • No limit on how many challenges you enter project in
  • Must be a colored piece featuring some kind of image, rubber, clear, digital stamps.. hand drawn..whatever. Does NOT have to be a card.
  • No artist restrictions.. but we’d love it if you were using a sponsor image
  • Please watermark your images before linking, but if you choose not to… that is your choice.
  • Project must have been made/posted on your blog within the last 7 days prior to the start date of the challenge.
  • If you do not have a blog, you can still enter… but please do not post  your projects anywhere that requires registration to view, or comment.
  • Most importantly..you must have FUN while you craft…totally unenforcible rule… but heh.
  • Winners will have 48 hours to claim after their name is announced on the blog, facebook, google+ and twitter feeds.  Please make sure you are subscribed to at least one of these so you don’t miss your chance to claim.
  • No porn, violence etc … do I really even have to say that ??
  • All submissions will require approval before going live,  if I am awake and at home… that won’t take long usually.

I will try and comment on as many submissions as possible, but please do not be offended if I can’t make it to every project, or just leave a quick thank you to let you know I stopped by.

….and last but not least…. some fun cards for Inspiration from our Crafty Awesome Girlz featuring some fun Sasayaki glitter images. Go check them out 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let the Craftiness Commence!!!


Bring on the clown…. BEEP BEEP!!!

Here’s a fun card…. it’s a slider card, but I won’t show you images of it open, as the message inside is personal…and not very PC haha.  There are a gazillion tutorials on making slider cards… it isn’t hard to find them if you fancy giving it a go.

Bonzo was print and cut on the Circut Explore, colored with Zig Kurecolor and Chameleon pens.

The slider frame has one of the My little Paper World corner die cuts, which you can see peaking out behind Bonzo ( Another group buy possibly coming up for anyone interested in purchasing Samantha’s dies and cutting shipping costs to the US ..PM me if interested )

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The sentiment is  part of the current Freebie Friday  package  for the progressive challenge over on the  Scrapper’s Delights Facebook group, and also available in the store.
The dots were just punched circles  using a green glitter stock and the slide tab  has that glitter card on the tip too.

And that lady’s and gents is the end of this show…. this is my last project as part of the Scrapper’s Delights Freebie Friday DT team.  I am stepping down and making room for a fab new DT member….  but never fear, I am still  going to be working with Nicky on the Monthly Challenge Team and Mid Month Inspirations.

This clown isn’t going anywhere  just yet  🙂

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This is  Circus Clown Bonzo In Car by Scrapper’s Delights.  He is part of the current Circus Bundle and can be purchases separately or in the bundle…. which by the way is on sale right now.

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Scrapper’s Delights Store

Scrapper’s Delights Challenge Blog

Scrapper’s Delights Facebook Group

I will be compensated for purchases made through affiliate links on this page

 

challenges:

corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot

cardsgalorechallenges.

livelaughstamp.blogspot

 

Ancient Egypt Pop Out Stepper Birthday Card

I decided against a Halloween themed card for this image …and went for something totally different.  The  “twist” was to do a pop out, or stepped card and I just happened to have a cut file for step cards that I had picked up last year from Rae Carr on Craftsuprint.  It needed a little modification to fit in with my Egyptian theme… but the file was exactly what I needed for this.

The front of the card is very unassuming, all the action is on the  inside.  This was one of my supersized cards… the card base and stepped insert were cut from 11×17 card..so  this resulted in a hefty 8.5×11 card…. Kewl !!!

The front was a printed 8.5×11 sheet that I colored with  a mix of Chameleon and Zig Kurecolor pens..and a touch of Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink pens.  The edges were distressed with Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads.  Very “rustic” coloring to keep in the ancient theme. The background was dry inked ( fat brush and inkpads)  for a worn and weathered look.
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The inside stepper was cut to form a pyramid shape and was also dry inked to give a sandstone type look to it.  The lettering was done using  My favorite things, Die-namics Bottlecap dies. The palm trees were from another Scrapper’s Delights  collection and worked perfectly for this project.

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I just cut the pyramid shape out of the palm image, so that it wasn’t bulky behind the pyramid.  The sky was also dry inked using Craft Smart ink pads.  The base was printed on white card and cut to fit the pyramid stepper base.

….so there we have it.. a quick, fun, old age humor card

 Supplies used:

11×17  110lb Neenah Index card for base and  stepper insert
8.5×11 regular inkjet paper for the cover image
Recollections card in muted tones for the lettering
8.5×11 110lb index card for the Birthday sentiment

Inside images printed on 8.5 x 11 110lb index card

Mummy – The Mummy
Palm Trees –  Jungle Palms

Colored with:

Chameleon pens

Zig Kurecolor ( full color range)

Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Pens

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Stepped Pop out Cut file by Rae Carr modified to make a pyramid.


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This was cut on my Cricut Explore, but comes in a variety of formats to suit various machines.

 

 

 

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The Mummy Image used is the current Scrapper’s Delights Fan Group Progressive Challenge Freebie Friday available for free as part of the Progressive Challenge on Facebook and also in the store at 50% off for anyone who doesn’t qualify for the free image, but wants to participate.

 

Scrapper’s Delights Blog Challenge too, for even more chances to ….and of course you can also enter in the win.

Challenges entered:

digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot

cardsgalorechallenges.

worldwideopendesignteamchallenge

thepapernestdollschallenge

 

I will be compensated for purchases made through affiliate links on this page.

 

Velvet Sunflowers thank you card

This is my Crafty Awesomeness Challenge DT card for August.  Our sponsor for August is Power Poppy Digital Stamps, who was one of the Spotlight Artists in June’s Spotlight Series. Power Poppy do the most gorgeous botanical stamps, both digital and physical and if you haven’t seen them already you should check them out.

I kept this one simple to show off this fab image.  I love Sunflowers, they are one of my favorite flowers and I love to see them popping up all over the local area at this time of year.  We have so much new construction here lately that a lot of the wild patches are being carved up, which is a shame…I shall miss that pop of color.

This image was printed on velvet paper and colored with pencil. It has a soft vintage feel to it  that I like. I popped this one on a pre-made card set from Michaels and then added in a die cut thank you  which was also cut from velvet paper.

come on over and share your projects in the Crafty Awesomeness Challenge for August
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Card base – Michaels Recollections  pack

Colored- with CraZart pencils

Image “Sunshine of my  Life”

Printed on SEI Coconut white velvet paper

Sentiment  – SEI Black velvet paper 12×12 sheet from Michaels

Fixings –  Kuretake( Zig) Photo Tape

 

Challenges entered:

artisticinspirationschallenges (w)

bunnyzoescrafts (w)

craftyourpassionchallenges (w)

craftybootschallenges (14)

craftycardmakers (2w)

incywincydesigns (2w)

mmmchallengeblog (2w)

crafterscafeblogchallenge (2w)

classicdesignteamchallenge (m)

abitmoretimetocraft (m)??

craftsandmeinspiration (m)

cardsgalorechallenges (m)

creativecraftcottage (2w)

cccdigicreations (2w)

achelois.co (m)

digistamps4joy (m)

doodlepantryblog (25th)

inkychicks (12th)

digichoosday (16th)

thesistersofcraft (m)

worldwideopendesignteamchallenge (11th ) 

yourscrapbookplace (m)

papercreatorscrafts (M)

petalluchallengeblog

scribblesdesignschallenge 43 (2w)

 

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Christmas Card

Here’s my latest  card, I wanted to try something new I have had in mind for a while.  I have a Comb Binder and had wanted to use it to create a “laced” look on one of my projects.

The card base is a green glitter card stock from Dollar Tree, the image was printed on 110lb Georgia Pacific and features  Scrapper’s Delights Images “Santa Little Helper”  and “CU Back to to School  Freebie 2” colored with Chameleon Pens, Zig Kurecolor and Zig Memory System Collection.
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The DT team have some fun cards to share with you over on the  Blog  and don’t forget to grab your Friday Freebie Progressive image and come join us on the Facebook Group.

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Challenges entered

cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot

sasayakiglitter.blogspot

craft-deebowz.blogspot

 

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