Kinda Cute by Patricia

Im playing with a free image from Kinda cute by Patrica, I added a Cameo die cut with vellum and used the Silhouette Pens to create the font.  I love how they came together. 

I keep looking at the image and I can also see a way to use the ties, as Fish.. especially the one that has a scale effect... I may just have to play with that idea.

Im playing in the challenge over on Facebook for February, it ends March 3.   

Im loving that creating seems to be coming easy, I think the 30 day Marker challenge is helping with my Mojo.

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Little pigs on Valentines

It's that time of the year again when little piggy images become my go to images, I was drawn to Elsa by Oddball Art but this card, she is a go to image for me when I need cute and quirky.    I used my Cameo to cut the elements and it all just went together easily.  The little white card isnt adhered at all, leaving some secret space to write a little love note if needed.  I think I will use this card design again.  The card base isn't really needed but I did add it.

Dont forget to check out our current challenge over on the blog or on facebook and share your creations for the Deranged Sentiments challenge.

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Aye Aye Captain!! A Pirates life for me

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In January the artist being the name - Oddball Art went to Cuba.  She came back drawing all things pirates and rum.   I love what she created and couldn't help but make some clean and simple cards.

There were many choices to play with, swords, bottles of rum, a cute map and more.. but I couldn't go past the cute skull.  I was able to fit two skulls to an a6 page and then I fussy cut them out with my Brother Scan and Cut.  I think its giving up on me or I need a new matt.. hopefully the latter.

I finally go the chance to use my typewriter, purchased alteast a year ago.. it then promptly became a paperweight.     Got to say, I really am not impressed with it.  The keys stuck, the carriage blocked and the letter T didnt put a proper space behind it.   I managed to make it work but those little sentiments took much longer to create than what they should of.     For the price of the typewriter you'd expect perfection.   I have been doing #mariekondo organisation in the past few weeks and I can honestly say the Typewriter doesn't bring me joy.

For the sentiments on the cards, I looked up "pirate quotes" and typed up the words.  Despite the fact of the typewriter being annoyingly glitchy I did like that I could completely individualise the words that I added.  

I was chatting to a friend about the typewriter and she said she prefers to use a printer and foil for her sentiments.  Ill give that a go soon.  (If I can get my laser printer to play).  It thinks it has a paper jam.. despite it not having paper.

Looking forward to seeing what you create for this theme, head on over to the challenge blog and play along.   Facebook is another  place to show us your creations.  If you like to showcase your works on instagram be sure to tag us so we know to look at your works.   I use #oddballartstamps #oddballart  as tags on my work when I remember.

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Birthday Critters with Bugaboo

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Bugaboo has a been a very generous Sponsor for Creative Fingers Challenges with our Always anything Goes theme.

I was lucky enough to choose an image for this challenge.

Im playing with a new way to take photos, I hope you like the changes.   I think it will make me appreciate my camera and my blog more if I get the photos right... this one works for me.   Stay tuned as I find my happy place here!

Please head on over to our challenge blog and also visit Bugaboo the digistamps are always something to make you smile.  

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A little bit of chemistry

This card has a little bit of history in it.  My daughter did her Higher School Certificate last year and is now going to study Medicinal Chemistry.    The image jumped at me as appropriate for a chemist. That said, she is starting Uni around Valentines day so its fitting into a few themes for February.    Over at Oddball Art Stamps we are using a theme of sentimentally deranged.

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Im going to try to post to Instragram often this month for the #thedailymarker30day  challenge.  Be sure to check it out, so many artists playing along with varied levels of experience, new starters to long termers play along.