“Poppy Fairy” Matted art in Pencil

This one was a  lot of work, but I love how she turned out.  She was printed on a 9×12 piece of Canson Mixed Media Paper and colored with Crayola Color Escapes, the  new “Grown up Crayolas” as I like to call them.   She is part of the New Release collection for March over at Cute As A Button this month.  I added a black photo mat to this and will frame it  and gift it to someone.

Go check out all the fun new images and don’t forget to pop on over and check out the Inspiration Blog & Facebook Group for new challenges 🙂

 

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March Artists Challenge

Sorry guys and gals.. running a little late this month….

But lets get this party started… see if we can convince a few more of you to  put pen to paper..or mouse to pad..or finger to blood.. however you do your thing….  heh.. no judgement here..art is art right haha  Once you have seen a guy who caters his diet to produce poop of certain shades so he can paint with it.. and then people actually buy it… nothing and I mean NOTHING surprised me when it comes to  creative minds lol.

I forget the  name of the show, but it was some crazy show back in the UK late at night with.. two french guys and a couple of stick giraffe’s.. yeah don’t ask.. Pee Pee and po po I think they called them lol.. the giraffes that is. and then of course the chick with the biggest pair of boobs I have EVER seen… yeah  that was one crazy show… I am sure someone will know what I am talking about… it was like they traveled the world looking for the weirdest people and habits and lifestyles they could find..and trust,e .. they found A LOT of  them lol.

Anyone remember the show I am referring to?

anywho..  back on track.. thank you to everyone who  joined in last month… love seeing what new stuff you all come up with…. so.. what have I got for you this month?

“Up close and personal”

Inspiration for those that need it:

I’d love to see some nice tight close crop images….something for everyone to practice skin, hair, texture type techniques on, head shots or closer.  Whether your head is an animal, human, robot, alien or flora… or anything else you can come up with.

If you really want to be up close and personal..  how about a self portrait… show us how YOU see YOU… even if it’s not “realistic”

RULES

  • Each artist may enter up to 10 individual NEW digital stamp images per given theme.
  • Images can go on sale as soon as they have been entered into the challenge.
  • You may add single images, or link to a blog post with up to 10 images..but each image must be entered in the challenge linky individually.
  • You may showcase the images in color, or projects on your blog links should you wish to show off  inspirational images too.

Cricut February Mystery Box ..


The February Mystery Box from Cricut is available NOW.. don’t miss out  The ARV for this months box is $115.91 and you can grab yours for just $39.99.  Not all boxes are guaranteed to have the same  items in.. but they usually do, or are very similar.  from what I have seen this month you can expect, a cartridge, some pens, cartridge storage, rolls of adhesive foil & rolls of glitter vinyl.

so go grab yours now before it sells out!

Free shipping at Cricut with code LOVESHIP

10% off + free standard shipping with code LOVECRICUT (EXCLUDES AIR 2 and CRICUT ACCESS)

Cricut Explore Air $199 and under

Be sure to check back again  next month as I think there may be multiple mystery boxes on offer again  🙂  This is a great way for new machine owners to start building a supplies collection.

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February Artists Challenge

“You suck!!!”

 

No it’s not a statement, or an observation lol…. it’s the new Artist Challenge theme for February.

A  few ideas to tickle the palette..as always these are just for inspiration.. feel free to use any inspiration that reflects the theme, lots of room for artistic license 🙂

Lollipops
vacuum
Vampires
milk shake
hummingbird
lottery machine
tornado
Flowbee.. I know ya’all remember the Flowbee from the 80’s….fess up…. who bought one?

RULES

  • Each artist may enter up to 10 individual NEW digital stamp images per given theme.
  • Images can go on sale as soon as they have been entered into the challenge.
  • You may add single images, or link to a blog post with up to 10 images..but each image must be entered in the challenge linky individually.
  • You may showcase the images in color, or projects on your blog links should you wish to show off  inspirational images too.

Lets see what you got!

Bugaboo Stamps Friday Freebie “Seahorse” & Birthday Celebration

Perfect timing for anyone who is new to Bugaboo Stamps and wants to join in on our new Challenge on the 15th.  Grab your Freebie and come play… and of course don’t forget  to enter all of the other fun Bugaboo challenges on their blog too.

 

This week you can get this cute Seahorse free

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

.. and don’t forget to check out this weeks New Releases which are half price till the following New Release

…and as if that wan’t enough.. guess what.. it’s Bugaboo Stamps 7th birthday and they will be celebrating that too

Still not enough?? How about  $1 digis.. check out some of these cuties

Bye Bye 2016.. it’s been…interesting!

I think this card pretty much says it all… what a year that was.

The image is Olympic Runner from KennyK Stamps, colored with Chameleon Pens on Canson Mix Media. The background is inked out with Tim Holtz Distress ink and it was mounted on a glam gold glitter card.

A quick,fun New Year card for anyone who  just wanted to get as far away from 2016 as possible, as fast as possible.

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!

This card is part of our current Crafty Awesomeness Challenge, which is sponsored by KennyK for the month of January.  Please come on over and join in… details at the top of the page.

January 2017 Artists Challenge

Ok…  let’s have some  fun with a new theme for our fab artists.  I was sat here thinking of a new theme and smelling Double Chocolate Chocolate muffins permeate the air. I get to work, while the boys get to make goodies… but dang it smells good lol.
Not that THAT has anything whatsoever with the theme I came up with..I just thought I would share.  I am actually prepping this post up early,since we all have so much going on over the Holidays… me included.

I hope they aren’t ALL for Santa Claus…..

Anywho… by the time this post goes live;  the holidays will be virtually over, the  presents will all be opened,  the tree will be looking a bit neked if it’s even still up.  Some of you will be nursing hangovers and memories of another fab New Year with friends and family.  The trees will be coming down soon, the lights packed away for another year and  2016 will be officially OVER.  So in honor of 2016, a fab year filled with some fantastic crafters and artists and designers.. and  a farewell to our blinky lights and glitter ornaments…

Here is our new theme inspired in part by the end of a year, the glam and the glitz of hollywood and a whole bunch of crazy ideas…. some of which I listed below for anyone needing inspiration.

“It’s a wrap”

 

Who could think It’s a wrap without thinking of Hollywood and  movie making..   leading ladies, hearththrobs, glamour and glitz.  The Awards season is upon us… if you needed any additional ideas, check out this list. Awards Season Calendar  Please someone  do the SAG awards lol… It’s just begging for some humorous old Hollywood Broad with saggy…. everythings. 

How  about Egyptian mummies? nothing like an ancient dead person to inspire a few age jokes.

….or if you like bandages but aren’t too keen on dead people… there is always the medical  .. get well images for broken bones, bumped heads etc.

Want some more humor… how about  the old weight loss wraps, perfect for all of those New Year Resolutions.. that most of us are NEVER gonna keep.

Wrap inspired keywords:

baby, candy, gift, nails, hair, hollywood, movies,end, finished, awards .. let’s see what you come up with.

RULES

  • Each artist may enter up to 10 individual NEW digital stamp images per given theme.
  • Images can go on sale as soon as they have been entered into the challenge.
  • You may add single images, or link to a blog post with up to 10 images..but each image must be entered in the challenge linky individually.
  • You may showcase the images in color, or projects on your blog links should you wish to show off  inspirational images too.


Bugaboostamps, Freebie, coupons and new Release deals…

ok… let’s dive right in .. grab your Friday Freebie, this week it is this adorable  reindeer. Christmas may be over, but we all know crafters who start making cards for next year…and winter isn’t over yet, so all you winter babies..  these can still be used for Birthday cards etc.
This is also your last chance to grab your 50% off   deal.. it ends December 31st!!

..and of course there are always the fab 50% off New Release Stamps.  New Releases are half price until the following  Tuesday.

and as if you needed any more reasons to grab your stamps..

We have a new Bugaboo Stamps Prize Challenge starting on the Blog in January, so grab your stamps and get busy… this is in addition to the regular anything goes “Crafty Awesomeness Challenge”, but will be for  projects using Bugaboo Stamps, it will be monthly… 15th of each month so mark your calendars.

Bugaboo Stamps Friday Freebie & Christmas Sale info

Haha ..if Stella was an animal….THIS would be Stella  LOL. I love this crabby Kitty, it reminds me of my old girl Roxxy… damned but she is the grumpiest cat I have ever owned .. lol.  this is the new Friday Freebie over at Bugaboo Stamps… grabbed mine as soon as I saw it.

bug_crabbycatxmasIf you like Crabby Kitties, check out the other Crabby Cat stamps while you are there.. perfect timing to grab up some stamps with this fab 50% sale going on too. Here’s a peek at a couple more of the  Crabby Cat line.

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bug_xmassale..and here’s another piece of news for all you Bugaboo Stamp fans…. starting in January, there will be a NEW monthly challenge on the blog JUST for Bugaboo Stamp Projects.  So if you love your Bugaboo Stamps and you want to show off your projects and get  a chance to win even MORE Bugaboo Stamps.  Be sure to Subscribe to the blog, or add me or follow me on twitter, google+ or Facebook so you don’t miss this new Challenge announcement.
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I am happy to say I have my lovely ladies from the Crafty Awesomeness Challenge NanaDonna and DeeVee joining me again as DT…..AND

….. we have a new DT member.  She’s not new to us…. just new to the DT team, our  long time friend and Message Board cohort.. Merrie Jones will be joining the Bugaboo Challenge Team ..WOO HOOO.

So ladies and gents.. grab your Freebies and let’s get ready to fill 2017 with some fab Bugaboo Stamps Projects.

still need some last minute Christmas cards?

Check out the new Friday Freebie from Bugaboo Stamps… isn’t he too cute.  He’d be great for some Clean and Simple “CAS” cards.  While you are there be sure to check out all the New releases, half price till  Tuesday !  and enter the current challenges.bug_decstockingsanta-hohoho

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