April 2019 Puffy Pastel Polka-dots - Monthly Exclusive

I'm using the CCC MONTHLY EXCLUSIVE Bat Girl  and Cupcake this today for an inspiration post for our optional theme of Puffy Pastel Polka Dots.

I was thrilled when I saw this image and couldn't wait to colour her up.  But you know the cutest part of the stamp set is that awesome little bat, I think I'm going to make a card up just using him.

Im going to try and make a real effort to include the tools, colours and stamps that I use within projects, its just a case of me remembering to write it all down!

Skin E00, E11, E42, E51, E53, E55, R21
Mask, Shoes, Bat T3, T5, T7, T9
Dress BG53, BG57, V25, BV11
Socks V25,BV11, BG53, B01
Eyes and Lips R21, R22, R24, G14

Highlights White Gel Pen

Background - Urban Tapestry CMS 061 (Stampers Anonymous) - Black Embossed
Background - Love Struck Lucy DYR34391 (Dylusions) - White Embossed
CCC Monthly Exclusive Bat Girl & Cupcake - Oddball Art Stamps

Nuance Watercolour Powder
Canson XL Watercolour Paper

Silhouette Cameo (print and cut feature)
Tim Holtz Guillotine Comfort Paper Trimmer
Mist Spray Bottle
Heat tool
Fun Foam (white)
Tombow Mono multi Glue

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Its Party time...

A little bit of inspiration for our current challenge of Puffy Pastel Polka Dots over on the Oddball Art Stamp challenge blog.

As soon as I saw the challenge theme I knew exactly what image I wanted to use.

The Whimsical Party Hat Image #211 is perfect don't you think.

I initially wanted the image to be huge on the card but decided to shrink it down a little to allow me to put a text panel behind the image for an additional sentiment.  I really like how effective this technique is.

I have been really time poor in recent weeks, and time caught up with me.   Nothing like creating in a hurry.  This is one time where I was pleased to have some elements ready to use in a pinch. 

I had a precut cameo and sentiment  from previous projects and then did a print and cut for the image, and added two layers to bulk it up.    I have really realised that preparation of some items really is a great thing in the crafting world.  Thankfully the elements I had to use worked together to create this cute card.

If you love this image or any other in the store don't forget you can use our DT codes for a discount

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Crafting by Designs

Oddball Art and Co are sponsoring Crafting by Designs with an Anything Goes Challenge.  The Oddball Team got asked if they would like to play along.   

Ive been cleaning my craft room and sorting products and have found some crafting mojo.  So my answer was a big fat YES I want to play.   

Please head on over to Susan's blog once you have finished visiting my blog
Susan's blog

You can grab this image with a 10% discount by using my DT code - DTPENNY10, while in the shop why not pick up some other images too    I tend to use the "cute" images or make them cute.   But I can be led astray into the creepy side of things.

This image is called Creepy Cute Zombie Sheep and I cut it out using a print and cut method on my Cameo 3.  I used Copics to colour the image and put a layer of R21 over some parts to "pink" it up as I wanted it to have a pink hue.

I had some older background elements handing around the craft room, that worked well with my idea for the card.  Im trying hard to use elements I have vs cutting up more.  So far that plan is working.   As you can see from my project, i'm also becoming more "accepting" of my white card stock not always matching.  Who knew there were so many tones of white :(

Don't forget to show us your creations on the Oddball page when you share them to the Crafting by Designs challenge.  Have fun and Im looking forward to seeing what you all make.

The bloghop is as follows
Crafting by Designs Design Team 
The hop is below, each person linking to the next

Rene from Life in the Craft Lane
MariLynn from Mississippi McGyver
Pam from Mustang Creations
Isobel from Isobel Creations
Carole from The Things I Love
Julia from Paper and Scrap Creations by Julia 

Laura from Laura's Craft Closet
CraftyGirl from Crafty Girl Cards and Crafts
Sharon from Danny and Petey's Mom

Guest Designers from the Odd Ball Art Design Team
Penny from Busch Creations 
Susan from Calling All Crafters 
EK from EKGormanDesigns   (links to Crafting by Designs)

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Morgan's Art World

Creative Fingers Challenge Blog is happily sponsored by Morgans Art World this fortnight
I was very lucky to choose an image for this challenge and how beautiful is the My Rose image

We would love to see your projects over on the Challenge blog.
We are also looking for some new designers... head on over to the blog and play!
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Progressive Challenge - Scrappers Delight

I was lucky enough to get an image from Janice at Scrappers Delights for the March Progressive challenge.  I made up a simple tag for an Easter gift.  

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