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.

Giveaway Updates and News!

All prizes have now been claimed in the End of Spotlight Series giveaway..and emails have been sent to all of the sponsors ūüôā


to everyone that took part as a Spotlight Guest, if you missed their fun Q&A’s you can find them here… and the series will continue on a smaller scale  with the addition of more new artists and designers AND … a new series of Crafter’s Spotlights.  So be sure to check out the upcoming spotlights too.

Congrats to the winners, commiserations to those who didn’t win… BUT

like I said before..  don’t forget we still have a Chameleon Pen 5 pack of skintone colors up for grabs till the end of the month and also a new set of Gina Marie Dies that I just posted a few days ago.












so if you didn’t get lucky this time…. you still have a chance to win.

Please be sure to read  the rules regarding eligibility and prize claims…. I hate having to tell a winner they aren’t eligible for some giveaways because they don’t  live in the US, or  they didn’t claim in time…. it’s not fun.

Please subscribe to the blog, Google+, Twitter or Facebook to make sure you don’t miss out on important posts and announcements.



We have a July Crafty Awesomeness Challenge underway as well as the Artist Challenge ..

July Crafty Awesomeness is sponsored by Cute As A Button this month….






The Artists Challenge is open to Digi Artists of any style who want to take part in a  fun Quarterly Challenge of their own… I set the theme and  their imagination will take care of the rest.  Can’t wait to see the results… I have seen a sneaky peek of some  of the  entries coming…  woot woot!

I added in some new Amazon Affiliate stores to the shopping tab at the top of the page…. one is  for adult coloring books including a lot of our favorite digi stamp artists.  Big thank you to those of you who  support this blog by shopping through links on the blog  ūüôā

..and the other two new ones are for my goto guy for coloring supplies and unique craft products…Imageability.
CraftingAbility products &  the new Ziggy’s Choice kits which are now available at Amazon. I am super excited about these new  kits  ūüôā   Lots of new things going on over at Imagability and I love  it! ImageAbility …aka  CraftingAbility/Ziggyboard were one of the Spotlight Series giveaway sponsors and our lucky winner has a mystery box  in her future!  I am sooo jealous …in a good way lol.

… and now I am going to  put my feet up and do some…. more work lol.



It’s almost time for a new mid month inspirational post over at Scrapper’s Delights Challenge blog… so I shall be slaving away over that post later tonight……  and the Thrifty Thursday team have some fun offers for you  in their Christmas in July event.

Be sure to stop by and enter the current challenges on the blog and facebook group too…

And the Spotlight Series Giveaway winners are…….

winnersOk… here is the list you have all been waiting for…. first off congrats to all of the winners…. and commiserations to those of you that didn’t win THIS TIME.

There are still more chances to win ..I still have a 5 pack of Chameleon Pens and a Set of Ocean themed Gina Marie dies up for grabs…. so be sure to enter those if you haven’t already done so. ¬†If you aren’t already subscribed to the blog, or a follower on Facebook… you may miss out on future giveaways.

Oh and you missed out on THIS too…. ¬†I decided to have a random Subscriber pull for the heck of it..sooo… just for fun and to say thank you I wanted to pull a subscriber and invite them to ¬†show off their crafting skills….AND …. answer the Spotlight Questions we just saw all of the guests complete. ¬†I had to laugh when I saw who pulled for this one…I love this lady, both as a crafter and a person-ality…and boy does she have personality. ¬† I can’t think of anyone who is more perfectly suited to this that YOU….. Shannon Abblitt. ¬†

Now the question is …. Will you do it? will you be our first Crafter Spotlight Guest? ¬†I will email you later today when I send out all the winner emails for the giveaways…I hope you say yes ¬†ūüôā

Anywho.. bring on the winners !!!!!

Winners were picked using the widget

Emails will go out later today ( about 12 hours from now ) and you have 48 hours from when I send them to respond and claim your prize and then your claim will be forwarded to the sponsor for prize delivery…. so consider this a head start because I got through picking/verifying winners faster than I anticipated.

A Huge Thank you to all of the spotlight guests who took part in this fun series and to any future Spotlight Guests who want to join in and keep the series going…. ¬†bust me a message on Facebook ¬†ūüôā

Big, BIG  Thank you to: 

Crafting Ability / Ziggyboard

 Chameleon Pens


for sponsoring prizes.

****Unclaimed Prizes will be repicked with****


Spotlight Series Day 1: Amanda Byron ‚Äď Faery Ink¬†‚Äď $25 Gift Cert. to Faery Ink

WINNER: Shannon Abblitt  ** CLAIMED**


Spotlight Series Day 2: Janice ‚Äď Scrapper‚Äôs Delights¬†‚Äď $15 ¬†Store Gift Voucher

WINNER: Heather B  ** CLAIMED**


Spotlight Series Day 3 ‚Äď KennyK Stamps¬†3 digis of winners choice

WINNER: Heather Brow  ** CLAIMED**


Spotlight Series Day 4 ‚Äď Carol Clarke, CUP Designer¬†¬†¬£15/ $20 CUP Gift Voucher



Spotlight Series Day 5 ‚Äď Betty, Simply B Stamps¬† a $10 Gift Cert

WINNER:  #2  2nd Chance Drawing winner Victoria Rowson 
WINNER:  #3 2nd Chance Drawing winner Kemly Sc 


Spotlight Series Day 6 ‚Äď Heidi, 2 Cute Ink Digital Stamps¬† 6 month Stamp Club Subscription



Spotlight Series Day 7 ‚Äď Rick St dennis MFA¬†‚Äď Original piece of artwork

WINNER: Donna M Cervantez ** CLAIMED**


Spotlight Series Day 8 ‚Äď Gina Marie Designs¬†‚Äď $20 Gift Cert

WINNER: ****2nd Chance Winner РJoyce  ** CLAIMED**


Spotlight Series Day 9, Lisa- Bloobel Stamps  Small Mystery Paper Craft pack

WINNER: Donna M Cervantez  ** CLAIMED**


Spotlight Series Day 10, Samantha ‚Äď My Little Paper World¬† Small Mystery¬†Paper¬†Craft pack

WINNER: ¬†****2nd Chance¬†Winner –¬†shartl¬†¬†** CLAIMED**


Spotlight Series Day 11, Naz- Sasayaki Glitter 3 stamps of winners choice



Spotlight Series Day 12, Jodie -BugabooStamps  $30 gift certificate

WINNER: Lucy Gregg  ** CLAIMED**


Spotlight Series Day 13, Julia Spiri ‚Äď Stamps By Julia Spiri¬†2 image of winners choice

WINNER: Donna M Cervantez ** CLAIMED**


Spotlight Series Day 14, Conie Fong ‚Äď Conie Fong Art


50% coupon off entire store

WINNER:  2nd Chance Drawing Winner JaneyG ** CLAIMED**


$10 gift certificate



1 digital stamp  of their choice.

WINNER: KT Fit Kitty  ** CLAIMED**
WINNER: Victoria Rowson ** CLAIMED**


Spotlight Series Day 15, Francesca -Cute As A Button 2 free digis, 1 clear rubber stamp & craft goodies.

WINNER: Linda Tagg ** CLAIMED**


Spotlight Series Day 16, Rae ‚Äď CUP Designer¬† Cut File ¬†of choice

WINNER: MichelleVata  ** CLAIMED**


Spotlight Series Day 17, Andrea ‚Äď SheepSki Designs¬†3 Digis of winners choice

WINNER: Donna M Cervantez ** CLAIMED**


¬†Spotlight Series Day 18, Nikky ‚Äď Polkadoodles¬†¬†3 digital stamps of winners choice

WINNER: Nicola Gold ** CLAIMED**


Spotlight Series Day 19, Nikki ‚Äď Limited Run Stamps $10 Store Gift Cert

WINNER: Linda Tagg  ** CLAIMED**


Spotlight Series Day 20, Sherri- My Besties  signed Coloring Book

WINNER: Farrow Mascoe ** CLAIMED**


Spotlight Series Day 21, Amy ‚Äď Chomas Creations Mystery Craft Kit Box

WINNER: thealteredpaper ** CLAIMED**


Spotlight Series Day 22, Michelle- Pink and Main $15 Store Credit

WINNER: Erica Bruton ** CLAIMED**


Spotlight Series Day 23, Bennett Klein ‚Äst¬†Prima Say it in Crystals Border Mega Pack

WINNER: shartl ** CLAIMED**


Spotlight Series Day 24 ‚Äď ¬†Alyce, Kit and Clowder¬†$15 gift Certificate¬†to Kit & Clowder

WINNER: Lucy Gregg ** CLAIMED**


¬†Spotlight Series Day 25 ‚Äď Christine, Penny Blossom¬†6 digis of winners choice

WINNER: Geesje Boutkan ** CLAIMED**


Spotlight Series Day 26, Me, Myself & I  Shaker Windows and game card accessories

WINNER: 2nd Chance Drawing Winner Maranda M. 


Spotlight Series Day 27 ‚Äď Sarah, StarStampz¬†2 digis of winners choice



Spotlight Series Day 28 , Marcella ‚Äď Power Poppy¬†$20 gift code

WINNER:  2nd Chance Drawing Winner Holly Stahly ** CLAIMED**



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


End of Series Giveaway Main Page

Well here we are… finally the end of Series Giveaway is about to kick off.


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Now  you are going to wish you had commented on the spotlights when you read them..I dropped enough hints to sink a battle ship, not that I should have needed to *cough.

Anywho…. ¬†There are a lot of different prizes on offer, some US only, but most are worldwide.. please be sure to read the eligibility on each one you wish to enter.

I would like to thank the spotlight guests ¬†and sponsors for ¬†such a fab series. ¬†It all started off with a crazy idea in the wee hours one morning and snowballed from a maybe once a week or month thing to..all of a sudden daily. It’s been a lot of work and a lot of fun.. and for sure has been an eye opener for me. ¬†Trust me ¬†when you have a month of 5am bedtimes.. an eye opener isn’t always bad thing lol. ¬†AND .. we have more guests who want to play look forward to more spotlights in the coming weeks and months ūüôā

Thank you everyone ..and GOOD LUCK !!!

Chameleon Pens – New Skintone 5 Pack Giveaway

chameleon_logoChameleon Pens have joined us as a End of Spotlight Series Prize Sponsor. ¬†If you missed the whole spotlight Series ¬†last month…. you can find all of the Spotlight Series Guests & their fun Q&A’s as well as the main post for the Spotlight Series Giveaway¬†with all the fab prizes up for grabs HERE.

Chameleon Pens; as you know if you are a regular blog visitor are one of my top two preferred pens for cardmaking and coloring my stamps & digital stamps. ¬†I got a set of these skintone pens to play with from the recently released new color palette…and I am “in luuuuurrrv”¬†You will have seen these used in my recent projects..shame on you if you haven’t been following my blog *grin.

I have to say I was and still am extremely impressed with the new skintone palette, specially NU00 Nude .. LOVE ¬†that pen….. and now you have a chance to try them too.

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If you aren’t lucky enough to score a set for free…. ¬†these pens are available for purchase at Chameleon Pens and I’d be ¬†a happy lil clam if you considered purchasing them through the links below, or throughout the ¬†blog.

.. I earn commission on purchase made through my affiliate ¬†links….every lil helps…. but even if you don’t …. here’s the run down anyway.

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The new expanded range comes in a gorgeous carrying case. ¬†I was well impressed with the packaging on my original 22 pen set… but the new one ¬†* sigh… one day you will be mine !!




If you already own the 22 pen ¬†set, you can buy the expansion… I know all you online gamers just love that word “expansion” ¬†which includes the new colors in the awesome carrying case.. with room to add in your original set …. totally rockin idea there ¬†Chameleon ūüôā
* may not be available everywhere just yet, check your region.







If you are on a tight budget … of course you can always just grab the ¬†new palette range in 5 packs.. either individually..or in the bundle¬†deal they have available.

and if you are REALLY REALLY strapped for cash but still would love to try these.. guess what.. you can buy these pens individually too….. so that NU00 can still be yours.





But …. in the meantime, I have a set with someone’s name on them and you don’t even have to ¬†leave a comment…unless you want to and that would be really cool too. ¬†It helps me and the sponsors see which of the posts/offers are popular and whether it’s worth repeating similar offers/giveaways or not in the future.

So if you want to see more offers and giveaways…. say now, or forever hold your piece!!!

Big Shout Out to Chameleon Pens, not only for a fantastic product which I love…. but for giving me a chance to share this fab product with one of you!

I know, I know..get on with the giveaway details…. ¬†It’s very simple…………..




click here and enter your email address and one lucky person is gonna be getting an email from Chameleon in August congratulating them on their new Skintone 5 pack.

Contest Ends July 31st 2016.
Winner will be notified via email on Aug 1st 2016

…and it’s open Internationally..yup that’s right Internationally ūüôā

Prize is sponsored and furnished by Chameleon Pens
I will be compensated for purchases made through affiliate links on this



Spotlight Series Day 26 – Me, Myself & I

Well my day 26 Spotlight guest had some technical issues… so we have no Day 26 Spotlight Guest….

Soooo .. you got me instead. ¬†I guess it’s only fair if I am going to ask everyone else to answer all these questions…I should probably do it too. ¬†Now ¬†there is the small fact that I’m not an artist, I’m not a designer…. and I’m not a small craft business owner.

… and only a handful of people really care what I ¬†think,or who I am …. but if you ignore those facts…. LOL

anyways.. for anyone ¬†who just wants to follow the series anyway…. here you go ūüôā


Who are you? MsWipz ¬†– <<that’s here in case you didn’t know lol

Where are you? Scottish, living in Texas, US of A

Would you go cave diving with sharks? ¬†Can’t swim.. so no.. but I would love to Kayak with the Orcas up in the San Juan Islands.

When did you first start drawing/designing seriously? ¬†Never, first off I can’t draw a stickman…and secondly…I don’t do serious ¬†ūüôā

What was the first product you ever had for sale? ¬†I don’t sell my work, I am too self critical and I am a relative newbie ¬†at this whole handcoloring card making shenanigans. I’ve given projects away and I have done a huge project for the cost of materials… but that is as ¬†close to “business” as it gets.
I did do a Christmas note set for a friend and she sent me a Michaels GC as a thank you… but I don’t think that counts either.
The Shaker windows I sell are practically at cost when you add in supplies and shipping and driving them to what I like to call my ¬†“miracle worker ” post office who can ¬†usually deliver in 2 days haha.. gotta love them…it is worth the drive…so I don’t class that as a business either.

If you were getting a tattoo… what would it be? I have 3¬†VERY old tattoos…..if I were to get another one it would most likely be a bullseye on my butt cheek… I always wanted one of those for when I wear my worn out Levis …. *grin

What is your best and worst personality trait? ¬†¬†I’m honest.. it has its up and downsides

What’s your favorite horror movie?  without a doubt.. the original Hellraiser..Pinhead was the hottest piece of dead flesh a girl could lust after back in his day


What is your favorite piece in the whole store?

No store, but if I had to pick a favorite piece since I started making cards and such…. it would still have to be my KennyK¬†Capt Locke card.

This was my first real outside the box  project and my first attempt at 3D Decoupage and foam padding.  My neighbor keeps trying to steal this one lol.

If you were a Cluedo Character, who would you be? ¬† way my life goes… probably whoever is dead lol¬†..

When was your last REAL vacation and where did you go?  No idea.. must have been a long time ago.  I sure could use one though.

If you got offered a weekend in a haunted¬† house/castle etc.. would you say yes? Absolutely heck yeah… ¬†I was always one of those “I’ll believe it when I see it kind of people”

… and then I saw it.. them. ¬†I’ve had a few “encounters”

If you suddenly changed careers and went to work at Disney…what character would you want to be? ¬†Tinkerbell.. ¬†but they reserve that role for a man in tights apparently ¬†lol..or at least they did. ¬† But flying off the top of the Disney Castle would be hella cool.

If you were reincarnated…who would you have been in a former life? ¬† hmm ¬†I dunno, but you can bet it wasn’t someone demure and ladylike. ¬†I’d have been someone like Calamity Jane. ¬†I’m not a girly girl.

Who is your inspiration/muse? ¬† My warped humor….I think. ¬†When I see an image I like I let my humor kick in and see if it’s something I can work with.


How many people work with/for you?

Just me and my son, he is 4 and hijacks my craft space and projects.  He is my art critic and director too LOL

You may see references to him at times on my project posts… like my recent Scrapper’s Delights DT project ..where he photobombed my card ¬†picture taking session with an angry bird ..I literally got photobombed by Bomb.

Name your favorite cartoon? Betty Boop, not that I ever see it… ¬†all I see nowadays is Curious George, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Transformers lol

Favorite quote? ¬†“Best friend or worst enemy, pick a side” … by me ¬†LOL

What’s your guilty pleasure?  hahaha .. how long  do you have?

Foodwise… It would have to be Bacci Chocloate, fresh unsliced bread smothered in real butter…. with Heinz Tomato Soup which I rarely ever get anymore now I live in the US… ¬†and slices of REAL salami from a whole sausage .. not the pre sliced stuff you get in the store…I’m talking 1/2 ¬†inch chunky slices lol… my ex FIL was Italian and we used to get whole salamis from the restaurant he worked in. *sigh…

What  job did you have BEFORE you started  drawing/designing for a living?
Well.. I don’t .. but anywho lol

¬†I’m a stay at home mom nowadays.. previous job was working as a claim asst. in claims for FMLA and disability etc .. handling them for large corporations. ¬†Before that I worked as an admin in an oil & gas company… I’ve also worked in Distribution and done voluntary work, ¬† webmistress, and back in the early days fun things like produce packaging

… I ¬†can trim and ¬†wrap a mean Cauliflower I tellya !

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?

My stepdaughter.. she lives in Australia now and ¬†I haven’t seen her ¬†face to face in ¬†just over 10 years ¬†:/ ¬†and have only met my son in law ¬†once…and never met my granddaughter. ¬† I may not be with her dad nowadays but she’s still my kid to me… even at 35 lol.

hmm what would I ask her…. ¬†“can I have your combat boots… I had to leave mine in California?” lol

What’s your favorite color?  Black

What was your favorite subject in school…?¬† Phys Ed I think .. school was not a fun time for me…

When no one is listening…. do you sing in the shower?
heck no…. ¬† my own kid used to pretend to be asleep so I would stop singing to him… nope I don’t even wanna hear me sing.

If you weren‚Äôt doing what you are doing now…. what job would you have? ¬†
I’d love to be a storm chaser.. but is that a real job?? ¬†maybe an independent photographer/storm chaser… I love photographing lightning. ¬†But I wouldn’t give up my current job for anything… my son is my fulltime 24/7 ¬†and you can’t beat the benefits of this job.

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

lately…. my Kuretake pohoto Tape.… that stuff is fab and is the best tape I have tried so far for my foam sheets.

What is the one question you are really glad I didn‚Äôt ask ….and dare you answer it anyway? Lol ¬† Hahaha ¬†No.. ¬†not happening… not because I am shy, ¬†.. far from it .. I will answer almost ANYTHING but some things are best left unspoken and not archived for eternity on a search engine haha

.. and I have discovered over the years ¬†that a warning should come attached to questions aimed at me… and I quite often do issue it… ¬†“be careful what you ask, you may well get the honest answer…. are you SURE you want it”

If you got locked in an elevator for 6 hours.. who would you most like to be locked in with? ¬†Someone funny… as long as they aren’t a secret agoraphobic… ¬†It would be just my luck to spend 6 hours trying to keep someone else calm and not strangle them lol.

I’d probably pick..Eddy Izzard, Jo Brand, Graham Norton, Rowan Atkinson… old school comedians

…… you know what.. no I wouldn’t I’d pick a president or ¬†royalty or something…. you know there aint no way they leaving ¬†someone important stuck in no elevator for 6 hours.

But wait… what if it was impossible to get them out and I got trapped with say… Camilla Parker Bowles or Charles or something… at least give me Kate, Harry…. or Prince Phillip.. he has no filter… at least he’d be fun lol.

When you get the midnight munchies… what do you grab? ¬†depends on my mood…and what’s at hand… cheetos, cereal, toast, pop tarts, ice cream.. I’m not fussy

What‚Äôs your favorite event, or holiday of the year? All of them now I have my son…. before that.. holidays weren’t my thing.. my family put the ‘strange in estranged’… and sadly; I am ¬†actually the normal one in my family….aint that some scary Stuff!

If your parents had named you something else… what would you have picked? ¬†I always wanted to be called Penelope, after Penelope Pittstop in the Wacky Races Cartoon…. Now I am older.. not so enamored with her, she was a bit of a useless chick LOL

What should be written on your gravestone when you die? ¬†“so.. you gonna sleep now?”

Do you secretly watch WWE wrestling when no one is around? ¬†Used to watch it back in the day when Hulk Hogan and the Warrior were around… haven’t seen it in years

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?? ¬†I don’t know that I would… motherhood has made me less of a daredevil .. If I was single and not a mom..hell yeah in a heart beat.

I remember ¬†back in my teens watching the Jean Michel Jarre, Rendez Vous Houston concert and thinking how amazing ¬†it would have been if they had actually got to record that first music in space as planned. Me and my friends at the time were huge Jarre fans… The tribute to the Challenger Crew ¬†is something I don’t think I will ever experience ¬†the likes of in this lifetime… I don’t think a concert nowadays will ever have the impact of this one. ¬†He closed down Houston Freeways and brought over a million people together for something beautiful. ¬†I never thought 30 years ago I’d be sitting here in Texas myself lol.

“The last track on the album was originally scheduled to include a saxophone part recorded by astronaut Ron McNair on the Space Shuttle Challenger, making it the first piece of music to be recorded in space, but on 28 January 1986, 73 seconds after lift-off, the shuttle disintegrated and the entire Challenger crew were killed. The track was dedicated to McNair and the other astronauts on board Challenger.” Wikepedia

His Laser Harp and choir have to be one of the coolest things I have seen and heard. ¬†Since then.. Rendezvous will forever be one of my favorite albums of all time. ¬†It’s worth a listen ūüôā

If you think you have never heard his music, check out the video links. You may be surprised to know you actually probably do recognize his work from  things like  the penguin and antarctica special.

Which decade do you think had the best music? ¬†I’m very eclectic in my taste in music… I would have to say anything from the 50’s on would have something I like…. but I also love some classical and opera. .. so anything from Slade and The Bay City Rollers, to Britney Spears and ¬†Rhiana, Pavarotti to ¬†Buddy Holly..

Have you ever been on a blind date…. and if so..¬† was it fun, or a nightmare? ¬†Nope was married at 17 .. the first time. ¬†I don’t think I ever had a blind date so to speak..I’ve had a few blind drunk ones… does that count *grin

What’s your favorite hobby when you want to relax?  World of Warcraft, not that I have time to play lately.

Do you plan to grow old gracefully, or disgracefully? ¬†¬†I never planned to grow old … ¬†so I can’t answer that one ..I’ll have to wait n see.


If you were a classic car…. what would you be? ¬†Elvira’s 58 T bird¬†

What‚Äôs the one song guaranteed to have you shaking your booty anytime, anyplace ..anywhere? ¬†anything with a good beat¬†… rock pop, reggae, rock opera…If it got beat I’m shaking that thing!

Who scared you most as a kid when you were being naughty.. your parents or the boogey man?  the person named on my birth certificate as father.. .. the boogey man was a pussycat  in comparison.

What do you love most about all the people you meet through your work? ¬†I’ve met so many cool people through crafting…the variety of backgrounds and characters is fabulous…. all with a common thread. ¬†I’ve also met some not so fun,¬†or cool people… but that is one of the joys of the internet.



Bugaboostamps Friday Freebie

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Fancy SB July USA

This weeks Friday freebie over at Bugaboo Stamps is Fancy SB July USA.

While you are there don’t forget all new releases are 50% till the following Tuesday…

Jodie is a guest on the Spotlight Series this month so check out her fun Q&A if you haven’t seen it already.








Spotlight Series Day 24 – Alyce, Kit and Clowder



Who are you?  

Alyce from Kit and Clowder Online Colouring Classes

Kit & Clowder Facebook Group

Kit & Clowder Blog



Where are you? 



When did you first start drawing/designing seriously

Just over two years ago when I turned Kit and Clowder from just my blog to our online colouring class website. Well, I was probably taking it still seriously before then making many many design team cards but I never dreamed that I would be doing this now with our classes ūüôā


If you were getting a tattoo… what would it be?¬†

I am so chicken! I would be like Phoebe in Friends where she went to get a tattoo and only got a dot before she pulled out hahaa! I don’t even know what I would get – a cat?


What was the first product you ever had for sale? 

Our Skin and Hair class although both the content and the format has changed drastically since the launch!



Who is your inspiration/muse?

My inspiration is everyone who forms Kit and Clowder. I would not be doing this if it weren’t for all of the Clowdies that are part of our group. When I am feeling down I know that I can feel inspired and uplifted by flicking through our Facebook Group and seeing everyone’s work, and also when people post non-craft related stuff. It makes me feel excited that people like to share their lives with us and makes me want to share back.


How many people work with/for you ?

Just me ūüôā But Jon, Mr Clowdie, is my sounding board behind the scenes. I also have some really close friends that I have met since doing this that I know I can discuss about any topic/run through any idea and they 100% support me and tell me if my ideas are bad! ūüôā


Name your favorite cartoon?

Oh my… everything Disney? Does Pixar count as cartoon? If we are going movie I would say Wall-e.. but if it’s cartoon tv it is Pokemon







If you suddenly changed careers and went to work at Disney…what character would you want to be?

ELSA! Or Anna! Or Belle! Or Cinderella! Or Rapunzel! Or Pin Manager!




Which decade do you think had the best music?

90s!!! Spice Girls! hahaaa!


What’s your favorite hobby when you want to relax

I like to read, sing, or play computer games with Jon ūüôā


If you were reincarnated…who would you have been in a former life.

Cat – fluffy cat wanting lots of cuddles and food


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

I sing in the shower, not in the shower, and frequently get caught out by the postman.




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

Our Skin and Hair Class




Who was your first celebrity crush…and have you drawn them?¬†

Probably Angel from Buffy hahaa! No I haven’t drawn him hahaa!


If you got locked in an elevator for 6 hours.. who would you most like to be locked in with ?

Joss Whedon and we would talk all things Buffy/Angel/Firefly/Avengers ūüôā


What’s your favorite color?

It changes all the time! I like Purple and Aqua at the moment ūüôā But I really love all colours and having bright colours around makes me feel happy ūüôā






Would you go cave diving with sharks?

Uh not this question!! I am currently being persuaded into this for our Honeymoon O_O Sharks are one of my big fears and I think if I saw a Great White I would pass out in the water. I would say no but I think if I don’t say yes I won’t be getting married haha.




What was your favorite subject in school…?

English – I wanted to be a writer and I looove reading


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

Disneyland! We went last year while teaching our US Retreats and it was the BEST!


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

Yes but I would be so scared! hehe! It really intrigues me because I feel there are so many stories and encounters for there not to be some sort of truth?


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

I have a bad habit of getting the coffee/chai latte sachets and halving them so I can get more drinks to keep me full! So I have many many of those to try and stop me eating everything in the house. But I usually still do – biscuits and chocolate ūüôĀ


What is your favorite piece in the whole store? nature

Our new Elements of Nature class – I think it is our most professional class and also flowers and nature are really forgiving for people to colour. Skin and Hair is our most popular class but the actually topic itself is much harder so I think sometimes it’s nice for people to take a break and colour some flowers for some great results ūüôā I also love our Monthly Colouring Class as I feel that it really challenges me to come up with the content and I see the best results in this class. I see people improve the quickest here as they are challenging themselves.


Favorite quote?

If you are not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you aren’t doing anything very innovative – Woody Allen


What’s your guilty pleasure ?

Disney. everything.


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

Interior Architect


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

Christmas – I love getting presents for people and get so excited to give them ūüėÄ I can’t sleep on Christmas eve.





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

Our Technique Classes take about 2-3 months of straight working on them from concept, writing the material, colouring samples, filming, editing, and putting the actual classroom and graphics together. It’s a really long process! It takes longer now than when I first started as I still do our one on one feedback daily which takes a few hours, plus our monthly class, and all of the admin work. So a Technique class probably takes about 4-5 months now.


What’s the one song guaranteed to have you shaking your booty anytime, anyplace ..anywhere?

So many! I love all Taylor Swift ūüôā And anything cheesy hehe


What do you love most about all the people you meet through your work?

I love how supportive everyone is. I feel that people go out of their way to help one another and to make me feel welcome in their lives. I feel that I don’t have customers but I have friends and I’m so lucky to have met so many of our members now and know that we have a real friendship. I feel extremely lucky.


Spotlight Series Day 20, Sherri- My Besties

Who are you?  Sherri Baldy, My-Besties



My Besties Designs Color & Create Facebook Group
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Where are you?

Riverside, California


When did you first start drawing/designing seriously? 

I sold my first works of art in the 4th Grade, so that was it for me I was a forever artist.


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How many people work with/for you?

We are a small family based company that is run from our farm… We have over 150 from staff to designers.



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What’s your guilty pleasure ?

Loads of Chocolate, Cafe Mochas every morning !


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

I have always been a artist in one fashion or another, Makeup artist for Ester Lauder, Designing clothing for the Country Music Awards, Illustrating Books…Creating and licensing my art for years, as Doll, Figurines, greeting cards and more and now many years in the crafting and scrapbooking.


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What’s your favorite horror movie?

Jeepers Creepers …. ūüôā


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

Yes often ūüôā


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

My Besties digis and Coloring Books on XO













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

Pencil and eraser!


Which decade do you think had the best music?

50’s 60’s and 70’s ..Sorry couldn’t pick just one…


Have you ever been on a blind date…. and if so.. was it fun, or a nightmare?

No, but I have had a Nightmare date before …Haven’t we all ūüôā LOL


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

..Draw, Color, Gardening, Cooking!


What’s the one song guaranteed to have you shaking your booty anytime, anyplace ..anywhere?

“Miss Otis Regrets she is unable to Lunch today!” Bette Midler



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

Hummmm that is a hard one I love them all… But I would have to say a Mix between Christmas and Halloween!






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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??

Don’t like to fly or heights, but I would ask someone to take a Messy Bessy Bestie and put it on the moon!


If you were a classic car…. what would you be?

Hummm I love so many, but a Thunderbird convertible would be so FUN!


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

From start to finish if I color it in takes a full day! If I am just drawing, I can whip them out! ūüôā



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

Charlie, Loved that name for a girl when I was a kid ūüôā


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

… I see the back side of our farm… Our Barn, Gardens and horses and across the valley..its very peaceful .


What do you love most about all the people you meet through your work?

I have been so Blessed to meet so many amazing wonderful and talented people with my work! I just feel so very Blessed and Thankful! to have the opportunity to work with them and have them create with my work it is truly wonderful!


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

Hmmm another very hard question, I am so thrilled that My Besties have be made into so many things, Stamps, crafting products, figurines, Dolls, Fabric, Back to School products and so much more …BUT that said I am so over the moon to say that Oprah Winfery has one of my Dolls that was hand made by me …Commissioned by Mark Victor Hansen Author of “Chicken Soup for the soul! He came to me and asked me to design and make a Doll for Oprah for him to give her for Christmas .. so that was pretty exciting when she had it on her show …





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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 ūüôā ¬†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  РTo Be Determined


Additional Sponsor Prizes:

  • Chameleon Pens – ¬†Skintone¬†5 pack from the new color range

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


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