Friday, July 29, 2016

Caught a Bug? for Oddball Art

We're 1/2 way through this month's challenge, so it's time for a bit of mid-month inspiration on the Oddball Stamps Challenge Blog.   Our theme this month is "Little Child" (for a kid).  

There are many wonderful images in the Oddball Art Etsy Store that will work for this challenge!  I decided on this one:




This card uses image #283, Pugsy Bugsy.  

I colored Pugsy Bugsy (#283) with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers on watercolor paper, then used a Spellbinders die in 2 sizes to frame Pugsy Bugsy.

Papers for this card are by Doodlebug Designs -- Hello Sunshine 6x6 pad.  The sentiment was computer generate and cut out with 2 dies by Paper Wishes.  Pink gems are by Close to My Heart. 

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Some Useful Links:)
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Art Blog ♥ http://oddballartco.blogspot.com
Facebook Fan Page ♥ http://www.facebook.com/oddballartco
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Zazzle ♥ http://www.zazzle.com/oddballartco
Fine Art America ♥ http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/lizzy-love
Tumblr ♥ http://www.oddballartco.tumblr.com

Don't forget our Anything Goes with Oddball Art images challenge on our ODDBALL ART FACEBOOK GROUP CHALLENGE.    We have a new challenge on the 1st of every month, so a new one is starting very soon!

If you haven't joined in on the Oddball Art Stamps "Little Child" challenge yet, there's still time.  You have until Aug 14.  Go, go, go!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
AUD Sentiments -- ATG with a Sentiment
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG
Crafting with an Attitude -- ATG
Craft Rocket Challenges -- Spots &/or Stripes (has spots)
D.L. Art - July Linky Party
IDCB -- ATG
Not Just Cards -- color challenge

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Wishing You a Doggone Good Day! for Crafty Sentiments

It's Tuesday, and I have the pleasure of hosting this week's challenge on the Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog.  This week, our theme is 'Animals'.  The Crafty Sentiments Designs store has lots or rubber and digital stamps that are perfect for this theme!

I used Cookie -- Chasing Ball, a rubber stamp, to create this:


I colored the rubber stamp, Cookie -- Chasing Ball, with Copic markers.  This stamp reminds me very much of my dog, who always has a tennis ball within reach!

I created the shaker portion of the card using Lawn Fawn dies and sequins from Craftin' Desert Divas.  The papers are digital, purchased at Snap Click Supply.  They are Echo Park Bark.   The sentiment has been in my collection forever.  It is a long-time retired stamp from Close To My Heart.  The checked ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I had so much fun creating this card!  I hope you can join in on the fun, too, and link up with our Animal challenge this week at Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog.  I would LOVE to see what you make, and there are great prizes to win, too!

There is Always Sunshine... for Imagine That! Digis by Kris

Hello, and happy Tuesday!  I'm guest designing again today on the Imagine That! Digis by Kris blog.  I'm super excited to have this 3 month opportunity, and can't believe this is already the end of month 1.

Today I made a card that I can enter in the Imagine That! Digistamp's Facebook group's summertime fun challenge AND the Imagine That! Digi playground shaped card challenge.





This card uses:


I colored Beach Floaty Girl with Copic markers, then fussy cut the image.  The sentiment is part of the Beach Floaty Girl set, too.  I printed and used 4 different papers from the Beach Combing Digi Paper Pack.

I created the circle shaped card using Lifestyle Crafts circle dies, and a bit of 3 Girl JAM crinkle ribbon. 

I hope this makes you think of summertime!  Me?  I'm off to look for my flip flops and hit the beach!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Imagine That! Digi Playground -- shaped cards
Imagine That! Digistamps -- summertime FB challenge

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Thanks! for Great Impressions Stamps

Yea!  It's Saturday, my day to post on the Great Impressions Stamps blog.

I recently needed to make a dozen thank you cards.  I wanted a design I could mass produce that would still look like some time had been put into them.

As usual, I reached for Great Impressions Stamps.  I used H251 - Tall Tulips and some distress inks to create these cards:





I used distress markers directly on the H251 - Tall Tulips rubber stamp.  After huffing a bit of moisture on it, I stamped it on the white paper.

A strip of designer paper and a couple of dies (by Paper Wishes and Craftin' Desert Divas) finish off the card.  The card base is from Simon Says Stamp.

Great Impressions Stamps has an Anything Goes Challenge going on all month.  Come join the fun here!


Don't forget to visit the Great Impressions Stamps Store to see the other elegant floral stamps, plus all the other wonderful Great Impressions Stamps.


Life's Hard - Eat Ice Cream! for Imagine That! Digis by Kris

Happy Saturday!  I hope life isn't too hard for you, but you still have my permission to eat ice cream, or gelato, or whatever your favorite iced concoction is!

I'm posting today for Imagine That! Digis by Kris.  Kris recently offered an ice cream freebie file in the Imagine That! digistamp Facebook Group.  I decided to take advantage of her generosity and create something with one of the ice cream cones in the free file:



I created this as a shaped card so it can also be entered in the shaped card challenge going on over in the Imagine That! Creative Playground.

I paper pieced the ice cream cone, using digi papers from the Ice Cream Parlour Digi Paper Pack.  I used 5 of the papers in this pack on this card.  I love how they all coordinate!



The sentiment is part of the Freebie set offered in the Imagine That! Digistamp Facebook group.  Look for it in the files. 

I cut the card base out on my Silhouette Cameo, using a file I found in the Silhouette Design Store.  There's a Die-namics cross stitched oval die, an American Crafts label die, and some Close To My Heart Glimmer trim and card stock to complete this card.

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
IT! Creative Playground -- Fancy Folds or Shaped Cards

Friday, July 22, 2016

Warm Winter Wishes in July! for Imagine That! Digis by Kris

I had a bit of spare time of Saturday, before my husband and I jumped on the Harley for the afternoon.  There are a few Christmas in July challenges going on, so I decided to add another Christmas card to my stash. Since I was short on time, I used a pre-colored image from Imagine That! Digis by Kris.



This card uses the following products from Imagine That! Digis by Kris:


The sentiment is part of the Snowmen Trio set.

The stitched circle die and the snowflake dies are by Lawn Fawn.  The lacy oval die is from Craftin' Desert Divas.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafting by Designs -- Christmas in July
Sweet Stampin' Christmas -- ATG with a Christmas Theme
Crafty Gals Corner -- Christmas in July
Give a Crafter a Cookie -- Christmas in July
Christmas Cards All Year Long -- ATG (as long as it's Christmas)


Thursday, July 21, 2016

Just Bee You! for Sasayaki Glitter Digital Stamps

It's time for a little mid-challenge inspiration over on the Sasayaki Glitter Challenge blog.    There's always tons going on there, so check it out!

Today, I am showing off a delightful digi called 'Bee Girl'. 

I colored Bee Girl with Copic markers, making her a monochromatic golden color, except for a bit of blue in the wings.  I matched the card base to the wing color to pull it all together.

I made the card base using Spellbinders dies and an embossing folder from Close To My Heart. The sentiment was computer generated.  The ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM.

I hope you can join in on our Anything Goes challenge this month at Sasayaki Glitter Challenge blog!  I'd love to see what you make, and you could win some wonderful digis for yourself!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- July Linky Party
TTCRD -- ATG
Art by Miran -- ATG