IHEART Ants!

Here is my second DT projects for the Crafty Awesomeness Challenge which is sponsored by Sasayaki Glitter this month . this is the same image my son watercolored for his thank you card.. it’s so piggin cute..and somehow Gina must be psychic. These fun ant dies from Gina Marie Designs were in my packet with my last order..just in time for this project.

This isn’t a die set I wouldn’t normally have ordered…. but they are fab for this image and I love how this turned out.  They are one of those fun sets that you don’t know you need, till you get them. 

Image is Image #13 – Heart Ants printed on Canson Mix Media 9×12icon paper and colored with Zig Clean color markers
Ants are cut from 65lb black Recollections card using Ants Die Set by Gina Marie Designs
Flowers are acetate die cuts colored with Chameleon pens and some beads glued in the center.
The lattice is part of a set called 3 Trellis Mats by Clive Couter on CraftsUPrint, the set has a bunch of cuts so it’s a handy one to have for allsorts of projects.  I cut these on my Cricut Explore using 65lb Recollections card.
Adhesives used were Zig Photo Tape and Zig 2  way glue


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March 2017 Crafty Awesomeness Challenge

It’s that time of the month again….  the one we all like LOL

It’s challenge time and winners !!!

Ok first off.. a big thank you to Cute As A Button for sponsoring  the February Crafty Awesomeness Challenge.. We have a winner for that AND a re-pick for the unclaimed January challenge prize sponsored by KennyK stamps.  Thank you to everyone who entered.. looking forward to more fab projects again this month.

Soo.. Random.org has selected

 Congratulations you are our 2nd chance winner for January 2017   and the KennyK stamp prize  of 3 digis of  your choice from the KennyK Stamps Store. please email me to claim and include your image choices to pass along to our sponsor.

AND  our February Challenge Winner is….

Congratulations, Please email me to claim your prize of 3 digital downloads from CAAB


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MARCH MARCH MARCH

 

….. haha  I just realized as I typed this.. how appropriate it actually is for this month..  and one of the images we are using for the DT projects.

This month we are sponsored by the lovely Sasayaki Glitter and  the DT team chose these two fun images to play with.  As you can tell… no one wanted to have to choose just one, so we did them both.    The mystery projects will be released during the  challenge month.. so be sure to come back and take a look.

 

 

Prize:  1 (non-coloured) digi of the winners choice from the Sasayaki  Glitter Store

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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.
  • **UPDATED – Winners must claim by the 15th of the month.  These posts are shared  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.

 

So come on in and show off your projects..

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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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

December 2016 “Crafty Awesomeness” Prize Challenge & November Winner

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It’s that time of the month again… New sponsor, new prizes, new projects and of course… NEW WINNER!!!  So lets jump right in with a big HUGE  thank you to Jodie at BugabooStamps for sponsoring our last challenge. AND agreeing to sponsor a new Bugaboo Monthly Challenge here on the blog, which will start in January !!!  woot hoo

The Prize Winner Picked by Random.org is……  UNCLAIMED.. new random winner coming soon.  I will announce that in a separate post along with the bonus winner.  UPDATED WINNERS POST !!!

Please contact me to claim your prize.

This month  your sponsor is actually .. yours truly  🙂  I wanted to do something a bit different this month. The Instructions to the DT team were… any Digital Stamp Image… with a Gina Marie Designs Die… which was a pretty safe bet that we could all do this one. Since I found Gina Marie Designs and got the ladies hooked.. we’ve all got a bunch to play with LOL.   And who doesn’t have stamps from all these guys and gals??

Prize:

…so the Prize on offer this month is: One Random Winner gets to choose between the following prizes …choice of

$10 Scrapbook Outlet Code  ( Gina Marie Designs )

$10 ImageAbility.Inc code ( choose between CraftingAbility.com or Cohas.com )

….or your choice of a $10 code/ gift cert to one of our awesome sponsors stamp shoppe:

Rick St Dennis
Cute As A Button
Bloobel Stamps
Sasayaki Glitter
Power Poppy
Bugaboo Stamps
KennyKstamps

If the winning project features a digital image from one of the sponsors listed above,  OR a Gina Marie Designs Die, or ImageAbility product..I’ll bump it up to a $15 prize.  So be sure to include that info and links to them on your blog posts so I can see what you used for the bonus 🙂

So here we have the DT Projects,  gorgeous projects as always ladies.

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Dee Vee

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NanaDonna

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I’m running behind  on my project this month… sorry ladies !! so I’ll be sneaking mine in later today..HOPEFULLY after they come and do my new carpets *rolleyes. ALL DONE !!
 

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.

 


Humorous card – are you that one in 5?

I had so much trouble choosing an image for this DT  Challenge piece… and then I saw it… and I just knew.

THIS was the one!!!  this is the kinda card I could give to any one of my friends… we’re all Bat Shit Crazy  in our own way lol…and that is what makes us such great friends.  Such a super simple card .. but such a fun one to make.    When you look at this image, don’t tell me you can’t name names from your circle of friends lol

This is “Monster Family” by Sasayaki glitter, who is our October Sponsor  for the Crafty Awesomeness Challenge.   Come on over and join in the fun,  you don’t have to be Crazy to take part, but it never hurts lol.

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Challenges:

www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge

abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.co.uk

classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot

cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot

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!!!


Sasayaki Glitter Facebook Group Freebie… awww too cute

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have this cutie  over on their Facebook group.… Naz was another of the Spotlight Series guest featured on the blog recently…  if you missed it …check out her Spotlight Q&A and all her fab images.

AND she is also one of the artists taking part in the first ever Artists Challenge on the blog.. the theme this quarter is “Shakespeare” …. can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with.  It’s a quarterly challenge for artists… just for fun.



End of Series Giveaways – Updates

Well… we are, over half way through the Spotlight Series.. so time to start pulling together all of the giveaway prizes on offer.  I will start listing them all here …. this list may change over the next two weeks…so expect edits on this post 🙂  This is just a fun giveaway and an opportunity for  the spotlight guests  and of course myself to thank you, the visitors, crafters, fans and group members for your interest and support of this Spotlight Series.spotlight_giveaway-sneaky

Each one will have its own giveaway page which will be opened for comments on the 1st  of July.

Once it is open for comments… you will need to enter each one you are interested in, individually.   All you have to do is comment on the giveaway post “I commented” AND have commented on the sponsors spotlight post.  So if you haven’t been leaving comments on the daily guest spotlights .. now is the time to play catch up LOL.  Not all spotlight guests are able to offer prizes;  so their spotlight may be sponsored by an external sponsor, but you will still need to comment on the spotlight to enter.

If it’s a non spotlight sponsor,  the giveaway post will have details on what you need to do to enter those.

Winners will be picked randomly and will be posted  here on the blog on/around the 15th of July.

Some are open to the US only, some are worldwide and will be duly noted on each giveaway.. please verify you are eligible to enter.

I reserve the rights to modify this list as needed before the official start date of the giveaways.

Prize list so far

**TBD  – To Be Determined

 

Additional Sponsor Prizes:

Keep checking back to see who & what else gets added to the list as we continue into the latter half of  the Spotlight Series 🙂

 

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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
Sasayaki Glitter Digital Stamps
https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/SasayakiGlitter
http://sasayakiglitter.blogspot.com.au/

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