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A little bit of Monkey in all of us

How cool is this image from Oddball Art - Bubba Baboon, not sure why but it really makes me smile.  He was my choice for our December  challenge which is always anything goes.  We do have an optional theme of Holiday Haunts and Silly Stripes but I used that in my next project... stay tuned but that is using the awesome Creepy Cute Witch Legs, Skirt & Broom which I will share on the 19th.

Ive finally found some mojo in using patterned paper again, which is good considering I have a small truckload of it in my craft room.  I was worrying it would be forever wasted or .... scarily that I would donate it.   Crisis averted. 

Please head over and play in our challenge, we love looking at your creations and I'm sure you love the change to win prizes.   Also don't forget to use my DT discount code DTPENNY10 if you choose to buy some images.


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Oddball Challenge

WELCOME BACK FOR A BRAND NEW ODDBALL CHALLENGE!

As always ANYTHING GOES but for NOVEMBER our theme is DARK AND DISMAL


I got to play with the mason jar image which comes with a few options and then I paired it with the cutest kitty ever (oh.. scary.. I mean scary :) )  I used PNG images so I could overlay them to make one combined image to work with.

I went through a box full of backgrounds that I had created using watercolour paper,  soaking up ink from other projects.   I had popped these away and when I went through them I could see that this image paired so well.  I shadow stamped the heart background with second generation stamping  and added some hearts in archival ink to link it all in. 
The hugs sentiment is cut on my cameo in gloss black card.
(and now that I know that it cuts so well, I may use it more often).  




Head on over to the challenge blog and check out all of the inspiration from the team and don't forget to enter to play along for some great prizes.

If you would like to purchase the images I used with a discount don't forget to use my DT code of DTPENNY10 when you checkout.



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Quick and Simple Tag

In a rush for a Halloween tag this image played right into my hands

#446 Creepy Cute Zombie Mouse Mousy Moans: is a creepy little dude but he obviously just wants some love.



Please head on over and see our other Delightfully Dark and Dismal creations at the blog or on facebook


Happy Halloween

The fabulous Lizzy Love has created a cute image for Halloween, and whats more its free with this month's edition of the newsletter.  You can sign up for that -----> HERE, once you get to the website click subscribe.  Lizzy sends out newsletters with inspiration and freebies regularly, you will love being spoiled.

Be sure to subscribe for the image below to be yours.

I couldn't help myself but to create this card today, using Zig Real colour brush marks and Canson watercolour for a quick and easy but fun card.


Please be sure to head to the facebook page and thank Lizzy for her generosity and upload your creations for us all to be spooked by.


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Penny

Whimsical Alice in Wonderland Caterpillar



Im using the awesome image from Oddball Art stamps for my card this month.   Our theme is creepy but cute.  I had some fun playing with some soft colour choices and stencilling up the background to give a bit of contrast.







Head on over to the challenge blog and play with us this month, or head to the facebook page and share your creations!  Have you checked out the forums and subscribed to the chronicles.  Lizzy is simply amazing with how much she shares with us all.

Creepy but Cute with Oddball Art


This month is all about Happy Horror with Oddball Art and I used one of the cute creepy babies.    I was going for a get well theme.. not sure if i pulled that one off though.



Head on over to the challenge blog and play with us this month, or head to the facebook page and share your creations!  Have you checked out the forums and subscribed to the chronicles.  Lizzy is simply amazing with how much she shares with us all.

Naughty Gnomes.. pretending its Xmas time

I have to say I loved colouring up this guy, I know he is a gnome but he was begging to be coloured as a sleepy Santa.   This image is one of five in the digistamp by Oddball Art (Lizzy Love) 


I used my Cameo and created a card base that fits the image exactly and I think Ill add a ribbon somewhere for a tag type card.

I coloured up this image with Copics which was a nice change as I had been using watercolour lately and had forgotten how nicely copics layer up and create interest.

Im also changing up how I take photo's these days.  I quite like laying the cards flat and popping some items around the card.   I just have to put some tape inside the card to keep it flat during the photo processes.

Now its your turn to play, have you visited the challenge blog and uploaded a card yet!!

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Creative Fingers with Christine Karron Images

Well talk about spoiled for choice, the team was given images from Christine Karron for this months Creative Fingers - Anything Goes challenge.  I took my real brush markers to work and coloured,  I thought it would help me relax.. it didnt.   I did like having a break at work and colours in hand.


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Are you an Oddball?

I had such a good time playing with textures on this card.   I got some stencils and stencil brushes out and moved the stencil slightly between colours to get a textured brick look, I then remembered I had some grit paste that I hadnt' tried, this stuff ended up looking like grout or concrete.  Im going to try adding colour to it next time.  

I coloured the image with copics and once I was all done, I protected the image and flicked on some paint with graphite paint pens.


We look forward to seeing you on the challenge blog, or on the facebook groups or forums!



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A Little Get well Project

My good friend is having surgery very soon and I wanted to make her smile.  I keep looking at this image and thinking of "I want to wrap you up like a ball of wool" or similar.... 
So that led to a Get Well Card.


I used a cropped image from the Boo Crew Creepy Cute Art

You can grab the image with a discount code of DTPENNY10

I'm going to play in a few challenges
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes (Sponsored by OddBalls)
and 

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Oddball Art Stamps - Announcement

Well it appears that I found some crafting mojo and applied for one of my old DT teams.  

Lizzy Love from the amazing Oddball Art Stamps has let me play along with the DT and im back in the team.    As part of the reveal the team we all got to play with some images to show our style... I appeared to be feeling all cute and girly when I created this batch.  

I was at craft retreat and played with a few ideas.   That cute snail was a 2am project and ended up being my favourite.  I paper pieced the shell with a floral paper and it was such a quick idea and effective.  


Whimsical Spring Garden ~ Lets Meet at the Sunflower Image No. 417 


Big Eye Boy Fairy Mushroom & Snail Pixie Pete no. 306


Please head on over to the facebook page and also the blog for information on the rest of the team and don't forget to support them and comment on their projects.. we all like a bit of feedback.

And do you care for a discount...  I bet you would love a 10% off code to use whenever you please in the shop.  Here you go  DTPENNY10


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and be sure to check out the challenges im playing along with
This week is Anything goes with the option of using an acryllic block at Mix it up

Surprise.. I remembered to upload a photo~

The lovely Naz from Sasayaki Glitter has asked the DT to make cards using som oldies but goodies images.  What better time to reinvent my blog and start posting again.  Be sure to visit the blog here, and see what the other DT have made up.


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