Beauty and the … Stick Bot???

This was my challenge image over at Cute As A Button’s Progressive Challenge for March…. I was running late after a fun month of craziness and then my 5 year old decided that my picture was lacking a little something something.. enter the stick bot.  Apparently he thinks that we needed a Stick bot in it.. so here she is .. this is Flamenco Dancer and Stickbot.

You can find Flamenco Dancer in the Cute As A Button store This was done on Canson Mix Media with  Gansia Tambi watercolors and a touch of Crayola Color Escapes pencil. I added a double layer photo mat  and she’ll most likely wing her way into the Abandoned Art bucket we are filling up for our great adventure next month.

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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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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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If Star Wars was written by a woman…..

Not everyone is a big fan of circus’s and clowns.. or bad humor.  BUT you had to have one or the other… and this is me and my blog so if you are a regular visitor you will know I  like to put a different twist on images sometimes.  I don’t always use things in the way they were intended… and that’s ok.  The great thing about art and crafting is  we all have our own spin on things, our own sense of humor and our own set of friends..crazy or otherwise.

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The original is colored with a mix of Chameleon, Zig Kurecolor and Ranger distress pens then imported and reprinted with the sentiment.  She will be “abandoned” with a forever stamp for someone to find and mail on, or keep.

If you want to make postcards, be sure to check your Post Office website to make sure you are within the guidelines they issue.  Here they have very specific min and max sized and weight of cards for postcard mailings. I shall pop a quick spray of clear coat over the top to protect the card face and  then she is good to go on her merry way, wherever she may roam.

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She is the Freebie over at Scrapper’s Delights Progressive Friday Freebie Challenge, so go grab a copy and join in the fun and show us your take on “Tipsy Turvy”

…and check out  the Scrapper’s Delights Blog Challenge too for a chance to enter and win even more fab digis.

 

Challenges entered:

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http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.com/

 

 

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Friday Freebie roundup quickie

Here are a few of the freebies currently up for grabs this weekend….   more to come over the weekend hopefully 🙂  I’ve been sick, so playing catch up this weekend.

BugabooStamps have this cute lil guy “Crab Flower” as the current Friday Freebiebugaboocrabflower

 

Cute As A Button have this  fab image available for participants in the Facebook Progressive Challenge which runs till August 30th.
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Scrapper’s Delights have this fun  Mummy image for the current Friday Freebie on their Facebook Progressive Challenge

 

 

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If you are new to Bloobel Stamps, check out this fun freebie and  all the other fun characters in the store…   then go join in on the brand new “Bloobel Creative Design Laboratory”.  You can check out the details of this new, fun Card Challenge concept over at the Bloobel Creative Blog and Facebook Group
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I’ll pop a few more up throughout the weekend…. as I find them.. enjoy 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

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:

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cardsgalorechallenges.

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Cute manga style magnet

I was playing around with my magnetic sheet from CraftingAbility again…  this one was die cut using a dual stitched set. Only the frame is magnetic, keeping it lightweight and economical.  I used the center portion on another project which I posted a few days ago. You may have read about the possibility of grab bags coming available… and this would be perfect for these kind of projects.

She may end up being another “abandoned art” project… we shall see 🙂

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Image – Scrapper’s Delights Sakura 1
Printed on Georgia Pacific110lb Index card
Colored with a mix of Chameleon, Zig Kurecolor  and some Marvy detailer.
Hearts are  punched from SEI red velvet paper
Adhesives used are  Kuretake Photo tape  and a white glue
Front panel was a scrap cut of Grafix Dura-Lar acetate
Magnetic Frame   –  magnetic sheet by ImageAbility available at Ziggyboard.com
Dual Stitched dies  by Lil’Inker Designs

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This is the current image for the Progressive Challenge… grab yours and come join us 🙂

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ScrappersDelights Progressive Freebie

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If you missed the card I posted earlier…. this is “TaDa”   the Friday Freebie for the current Progressive Challenges over at Scrapper’s Delights Facebook Group.  We’d love it if you came over and joined us in the challenge 🙂

 

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and be sure to check out Janice’s Spotlight if you missed it earlier this month.  It’s a Fun Q&A series  with a lot of fun artists, designers and small craft business’s.

 

 

 

 

Humorous Birthday Card – I didn’t Froget !

Ok.. by now you regular visitors to my blog are probably getting used to my warped sense of humor ..so here’s another one for you.  This little guy is the new Progressive Challenge Freebie over at Scrapper’s Delights.  Myself and the Freebie Friday team had a lot of fun with this lil dude… you should check out their cards too.  I linked to them  further down this post 🙂 ..and of course you can find them all on the Scrapper’s Delights Challenge Blog too.

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Details:

 

  • Card Base Craft Smith 12×12 from the Yellows & Oranges pack  stamped with a mix of random stamps  and Ranger Archive Inks
  • Image Friday Freebie Froggy from Scrapper’s Delights
  • Sentiment and border was added to the image and printed  on my Epson Eco tank on Canson Mix Media Paper.
  • Colored with Chameleon and Zig Kurecolor markers

 

Friday Freebie DT Team Cards:  Go check them out and leave these ladies some comments on their blogs too 🙂

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 Becky DeeVee  NanaDonna
lynnpenguin mari nicky
 Lynn  Mari   Nicky

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Friday Freebies

Here’s a quick round up of some  of  the  Freebie stamps on offer, be sure to check out the Digi Stamp section for more artists offerings.

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Bugaboostamps Friday Freebie “Flower Pocket 5” is the new Friday Freebie image today.   don’t forget to check out the deal of the day and the Half price New Release files this week too  🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

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KennyK have their newsletter freebie .. “Bathing Beauty

 

Be sure to sign up and enter their Facebook group challenge this month…You have a chance to win some of the new Chameleon Pens  🙂

 

 

 

 

 

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Scrapper’s Delights have  their current Progressive Challenge Digi “Honey Ruler” still available for  a few more days and then their will be a new one… sorry can’t show you what it is going to be, but it’s a fun one 🙂

Head over to the Facebook Group to get your image and join in the challenge  🙂

 

 

 

 

 

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Sheepski Designs have this  cute freebie available over at the new Sheepski Designs Facebook Group.

Andrea Norris is our spotlight series guest today, so be sure to check out her Q&A and see more of her images 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

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