Bargain Hunting on Ebay again

I was taking a break and perusing Ebay again looking for some bargain deals for me and the  little guy to add to our wishlist… and ran across these goodies, so thought I would share them for  anyone interested.  A lot of these are from overseas sellers, so expect a wait  to get your goodies.  There were  so may great finds added to our wish list, but here are just a few of them.

Embossing Folders by  seller 15oceaneshop

There are a lot of fun new designs to choose from and I didn’t see anything priced over $2 in this batch.  Great way to pick up a bunch of designs if you are new to embossing, or if you just want to bump up your design stash.

I particularly like this one… no surprise there really since  I love the Steampunk and vintage stuff so much.  Some of you may remember my adventures in Playdoh a while back… I love embossing folders like this… they make great image presses for Playdoh or Polymer Clay projects too.  I am very into  multifunctional crafts lol… I like to get my moneys worth out of things we buy… so if I can find more than just the traditional purpose for them.. all the better  🙂

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Talking of Multifunctional… I love Silicon molds,  these are  great for  icing and confectionary of course, as most are intended.  BUT … they are also great for Plaster of Paris, Polymer Clay and Embedding Resin projects.  Someone asked me once if they could be used for Paper clay projects.. I still don’t have an answer to that one.. but I am probably gonna try it one day  LOL.

I found a bunch of cool molds that would be  fun to play with…. these particular ones were listed by homesale_sky and  this is just a handful of the really cool molds that caught my eye.  These would be great for decorating mix media, upcycled projects or jewelry making.

I also found some really cool metal dies which are definitely going on  my wish list…

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Our Ebay wish list is growing …. lol.

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LDRS Happy Mail – $1 Clearance Rubber Stamp deals

Now lets me just say.. not ALL of these LDRS Creative stamps were $1 clearance stamps before anyone goes to look for one and finds it is full price.  I did pick up a few full prices ones using the 25% Kit & Clowder Group discount which was running last weekend… but most all of these were $1 clearance stamps.  There are some still left.. so if you love a great deal.. you should definitely check out what they still have before it’s all gone. I originally ordered two of the London stamps with the intention of gifting one of them to someone, but alas they were out of stock so only sent one and a refund was issued..sorry .. I’m keeping that one lol.

I’m one of those who really likes to see stamps physically before buying, but these were such a great deal..it was worth a shot.  I loved these so much when they arrived..I ordered 11 more lol. They are mostly unmounted, but  the two Dove Art Studio stamps are mounted and what I thought was really cool… the mount has the image on it too so you can see it through the Acrylic blocks  🙂

The unmounted ones I just popped some Zig 2 way glue on.

Vintage Cockerel Style Wooden Keepsake box.

Well this sure was an interesting departure from the card making for me. I had a lot of fun ..and let’s be honest, a lot of crude humor moments with this one.  Just be glad I didn’t do a Video Tutorial or Facebook Live with this one. Sometimes my humor is on the level of a 8 year old boy..   what can I say… some things are just always gonna be funny…. specially at 3 am LOL.

Anyways…. humor aside, I picked up these cheap wood boxes at Walmart on my milk excursion the other night.  I also picked up something I had seen a few times before and ALMOST picked up .. but never did.  I grabbed some Iron on Transfers from the fabric sewing section.  Now most of you will have probably seen these before so will know what I am talking about.. those of you who don’t… these are  sheets  with multiple designs on them. You cut out the one you want and iron it onto fabric and use it as your pattern/guide to embroider images.  They are cheap, and reusable… and come in a gazillion designs of all themes and sizes.

I picked up some cockerels/roosters, chicks and chickens…. chooks to you Aussies.  A set of vintage cars and a set of butterfly and flower designs.   Each sheet usually has about 10-15 or so designs depending on what you buy and these cost me 97 cents a sheet in Walmart.  Designs are limited in my Walmart, but the company has a tonne of designs to choose from.

I am not going to bore you with step by step explanations.. it’s pretty simple… iron on the pattern.. I drew the checkered background with a ruler … color with pencils.  I drafted out a color scheme first for visual reference.. stain, age, wax  or seal  & photograph.  Line if desired….DONE !!!

I plan to add some metal corners to this one, but I don’t have them yet.. I also have a second box which I am currently converting into a place to store my Zig pens..stay tuned for that one.

Supplies

Medium –  Wood blank
Design – Iron on transfer Aunt Martha’s – colonialpatterns.com

Pencils – I used my new Crayola Color Escapes premium pencils
Misc.  – Distress ink, ink pads  tim Holtz alcohol inks, distress pads and Craft Smart black Dye ink pad , candle wax, heating tool and old face clothe, Ruler, Iron

I definitely plan to do more of these…  The vintage car one looks  like it could be very cool for some manly gifts  and I shall be checking out more patterns.

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“Catch of the Day” fun fishing themed card

I picked up another fun new cut file in my latest traipse over at CUP,  Tri-Fold Scalloped Top Card by one of my favorite SVG designers, Rae Carr.
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I recently picked up some new Gina Marie Dies “Gone Fishing” and  I had  grabbed this fun image from Bugaboo Stamps called Girlz – wiggle the bait to go with them.  Well as it happens, I have been waiting for  just the right project to use the paper stack I won from DCWV a few months back.. and this was it!  It’s a gorgeous paper stack called Coastal, filled with all sorts of cool  card sheets.. including some pearl foiled and printed linen pages. cup_fishies2 cup_fishies3
I added in a dual stitched frame  using my Lil’Inkers dies and added the catch of the day chalkboard look using a Zig Chalk Pastel Pen.  The inside  net was created using the lattice portion of the Gina Marie Lacey Lattice die set I got a month or so back.  The fish was colored with Tim Holtz Distress ink pads, as was the chalk board frame and the nets and rod.

The base card was cut from a Craft Smith solid color card stack on my Cricut Explore and the image was printed on Canson Mixed Media, then colored with Chameleon Pens.

Adhesives for this project were Zig Photo Tape and Zig 2 way glue.

I was naughty….this was supposed to be my DT project for the new Bugaboo Stamps Challenge starting on the blog in January… but I was impatient to share it.  Soooo…. guess I’ll be doing another project this weekend lol.

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Slightly off topic and I will be posting about this tomorrow  too.. I just had a quick peek  to see what new Gina Marie Dies are available and saw some fab deals on some Deep Red Rubber Stamps ..I was drooling over the vintage ones… specially at those prices.  They will be fab for my vintage/steampunk backgrounds.  AND for any of you old Cricut Explore owners who never got the Bluetooth Adapter... I also saw they have a handful of them available .. $10…… so if you always wanted one.. now’s the time to go grab one, they don’t have many in stock.

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Vintage monotone “Shabby Card” with fancy edge

I’d been wanting to  use this image for a while now, but was waiting for the right project to fall in to place.  It’s one of the older Scrapper’s Delights images and has more detail and shadowing  than the newer style images… but lends itself perfectly to this vintage “shabby” look.  Because of the style it’s incredibly  quick and easy to  achieve this look, even if you aren’t a regular colorer.

Pencils and an alcohol blender pen.. a round stiff bristle brush and an ink pad…  no  hardcore precise coloring skills needed.  Even my 4 year old can dry ink these vintage shabby style backgrounds… in fact, if I recall he “hijacked” helped do this one lol.

The fancy edge border card is a cut file from CraftsUPrint “Over the Edge Floral Border 6”
Image is  Holly Hobbie Set 4
Colored with CraZart pencils, a home made alcohol blender pen and some Ranger Distress inks.  Fancy border has a Gelly Roll Stardust outline for a “lil bling”.

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CraftsUPrint Friday Freebie

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Here is today’s Friday Freebie over at CraftsUPrint.

Big Bow Vintage Lady Multi Use Mini Kit Sonja Nelson.

 

The current Bob Pot is over $27.00 and the Vault includes the follwoing  card kits ..and more and is currently worth over $25

 

 

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Craftsuprint Friday Freebie

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Here is the  current Friday Freebie over at Craftsuprint, Vintage Baby Girl Pink Mini Kit by June Harrop.

Don’t forget there is also a whole  section for Free Card Verses.

 

 

Crafty Bob’s Crazy 5 Minute Game is around $17 right now …. and the vault has about $20 worth of freebies when you make a qualifying purchase.
including these 3 ….  love the Noah’s Arc card

 

 

 

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Oversized Vintage Style Humorous Birthday Card

Another quick oversized card…  this one is featuring Scarlett West by KennyK.  I already had this image that I had digitally colored last year sitting on my computer..so I just took her and colorized her to give a monotone sepia look, added in the  text and then printed her on some Printable Canvas paper I have had for YEARS !  This particular one has sheen to it, but not all canvas papers do. I just rough inked up the edges with Tim Holtz distress ink pads and a little brushwork.  Goes without saying.. she is foam mounted with Darice fun foam too too 🙂
scarlett_lotta_blow_wmdI cut the cogs/gears on my Big Shot and colored them first with a dry brushed layer of distress inks, then went over them with some metallic gellatos to give them a metallic shine.

The background is a scored and folded 12×12  sheet from a Craft Smith pad “Neutrals” to produce a 6×12 card,  then it was stamped with various vintage inspired stamps in black Ranger Archive ink.  Edges were smudged up with a dry brush and Archive ink.

I also printed Scarlett on some Shrinky Dink today….. but that is a whole nother project 🙂
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Smart Bargains – Ribbon steals and deals WOW !

If you love ribbon..you need to check this place out. I was pretty surprised…. and pleasantly so I might add, to discover  a couple of new companies hidden away in the depth of my available affiliate programs.  This one instantly caught  my attention with a $10 coupon and the awesome deals I found in their smart bargain section…they should have called it Panda HAUL.. every crafter loves a good haul.
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“Smart Bargains are great deals on limited quantity jewelry-making supplies. Enjoy outlet store pricing on findings,gemstone beads, pearls, glass beads, tools and much more. Shop awesome assortments that are bargain priced to sell fast.”

I don’t know about anyone else, but I don’t have a huge selection of ribbons…. I buy a bit here and there as I can afford them  …. but this place.. crazy prices.. I saw ribbons as low as 8 cents a meter.

 

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The other thing I noticed is they sell it by the meter, or full rolls  🙂  I really liked this one, it would be fab for the vintage travel and Paris stamps I have.  1″ BurlyWood Color Eiffel Tower Printed Grosgrain Ribbons

It’s limited quantity and is available in various colors… 20 cents a meter..or $15.96 for 100 yards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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…or how about this… 7 cents a meter, $3.40 for 100 yards.

Grosgrain Ribbon, DeepPink, 6mm

 

 

 

 

 

Shipping seems reasonable if you don’t mind waiting a bit for your bargains…

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and I noticed this

 

 

Sign up and they email you a $10 off a $30 or more order…. so that would make your shopping spree even more fabtastic.  At bargain prices like these, that is a LOT of ribbon LOL.  But they do more than just ribbons, if you make jewelry, or like to add charms etc  to your craft projects… they have those too.  Or you can use that $10 off to grab some tools or extra goodies that aren’t on sale.

If you come to check this out later and can’t find this old post buried in the depth of the CC archive.. never fear.. I added them to my affiliate store list in the shopping  at the top of the page.  I think I might have to bust open the old piggy bank and see if I can shake up some pennies for this one.. There are some fab deal !

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CAAB May Freebie “Daddy and Me” card

The minute I saw this image I knew exactly what I needed to do.  This image reminds me sooo much of my son in law and granddaughter… it just had to be a  vintage style soft card for my stepdaughter.

Don’t get me wrong, she loves the grungy, goth and steam punk stuff just as much as I do….. but I just felt this one needed to be more subtle.  It would be great for a Mother’s Day or Birthday Card….it would also be a great card for grandparents 🙂

It’s colored in a very sketchy, soft manner using  Zig Kurecolor, Chameleon and some distress inks and a dry brush technique.

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  • Background was stamped and dry inked using a variety of stamps and Tim Holtz distress ink pads and SN Markers
  • Image is  printed on 110lb card and colored  with Zig Kurecolor and distress inks, and a touch of Marvy detailer for the hair and additional sketchy lines.
  • Butterflies are Playdoh.. yes I did indeed say PLAYDOH lol….   molded in silicon molds then  colored with SN alcohol Markers.
  • Cream Ribbon is from my stash, I pulled a few threads to gather it up a bit into a ruffle on the garland and added two Recollections pearl heart brads and a rose from my stash.

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