Thursday, May 13, 2021

Life is Yummy!


Here is today's make for Oddball Art Co - Our Oddball theme for this month is 

Flowers and Sunshine

I am using CCC151 Premium Mummy's Day - images and sentiment.

I have made a simple card...

Step ONE

Combine the images and paper (from CCC124 Ghosts in the Mist)  in Word and print on white card. Colour with markers and trim to size.

Step TWO

Layer the image on black card on a white card blank.


Add googly eyes.

You will see a similar post my page Calling all Crafters!

If you would like to buy any of Lizzy's Oddball images use my DT code: DTSUSAN10
This coupon code is for 10% OFF the entire Oddball Art Website

No Desire to Fit In!

 Good morning everyone!  Jenn here today with a fun Spring card I made using 2 of the adorable Oddball images to create my little card - I put Snail Pixie Pete #306 inside the Magic Glass Ball #476:

I colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits, my favorite coloring medium - and purple is my favorite color, so I went with a black & white & purple color scheme.  Added some purple Stickles to his wings and Diamond stickles to the skull and some purple gemstone stickers for eyes.  Lizzy has so many adorable images available at her store, I just love being on her design team and seeing what I can come up with each week!  Make sure you check out the store here for all of the deliciousness!  Peace.

Saturday, May 8, 2021



Here are today's makes for Oddball Art Co - Our Oddball theme for this month is 

Flowers and Sunshine

I am using the MAY MEMBERS EXCLUSIVE CALLED CREEPY VS CUTE. - images and sentiments.

Today I have made two ATCs.

(I saw a Spiky Babe on one of my friend's blogs and it amused me to make one from a Gelli pull!)

But for the ATCs...

Step ONE

Print the images  and paint with shimmery water colours. When dry cut them out.

I trimmed the sentiments and added some black soot distress around the edges

Step TWO

Prepare the back grounds. In each case I started with a black card 2.5 by 3.5 inches. I layered these with a yellow 'water colour' paper and a 'slimy' paper, both from my stash.
I added the elements as shown - in this picture you can see the shine!


For the extra pieces on the images, I punched them out and added them here and there trimming them to size.

I added doodling with a black pen.

You will see a similar post my page Calling all Crafters!

So which do you prefer Cute or Creepy?

If you would like to buy any of Lizzy's Oddball images use my DT code: DTSUSAN10
This coupon code is for 10% OFF the entire Oddball Art Website

Friday, May 7, 2021

The flowers are fine, but a day off would be better!


Today's tutorial with digital stamps from Oddball Stamps is dedicated to Mother's Day. Although in Spain it was the first Sunday in May, in most of the rest of the world it is celebrated on other days of this month and even in other months.

To commemorate this day I have made this fun card in a simple way.

I used the stamps #121 Lazy Louise N Bath Time Bubble Friends and #259 Stuck in Toilet Suzy’s Tushy as the protagonists of my slimcard. I started by coloring them with my Finecolours and cutting them out.

I cut a panel of white cardboard the size of my card and on this I sketched the tiles, the floor and the furniture of a bathroom, without much detail, with simple lines.

With a black fine tip marker, I went over the main lines; and after erasing the darker pencil strokes, I went over the rest and colored with the same Finecolour markers that I used for the stamps.

Finally I glued the protagonists of the card and added a handwritten sentiment on a piece of white cardboard, as a thought.

You see that it is very simple to do and I think it was quite funny, why... who does not feel identified?

I hope you like and inspire. Remember that you have the discount code DTIRENE10 for your purchases in the Oddball Stamps store, the hashtag #creepycutechronicles to share your work and a lot of challenges in the Oddball Spaces.

See you!

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Say Your Pwayers Wabbit!

Hello crafty friends!  Jenn here today and it's a beautiful day here in central Massachusetts - I hope you are enjoying sunshine wherever you are!  I'm really looking forward to nice weather, opening windows, playing with my grandbabies outside... but I digress.  Today I'm here to share a card with you that I made using the kitty from CCC 149 Haunted Picnic and CCC  147 Bunny Butt:

I colored with a combination of Blick markers and Prismacolor pencils with mineral spirits.  I like to keep my cards fairly clean and simple to keep the focus on the image and/or sentiment.  I also love combining images from different stamp sets to see what I can come up with - creativity is fun for me.  See you all next time - thank you for visiting!  Peace.

Monday, May 3, 2021

Vellum card with CCC Edition 150

Hey there Crafty Creeps!

Celia from Paper Beats Rock Designs back to show y'all a quick card tutorial using the latest edition to the Creepy Cute Chronicles made for Med Lab Worker's Week!

After going through a few problems I figured out a few helpful tips for creating a project like this:

1st- I printed out my stamp using the "Draft" mode on "Printer Paper" to make sure the least amount of ink is used.

2nd- I left in on the printer for about a ½ hour before I even touched it. I wanted to make sure it was thoroughly dry before doing anything.

3rd- If your ink isn't drying in a timely manner, you can clear heat emboss over it to seal it.

4th- I used alcohol markers on the backside of the vellum to color it. The vellum will take the color nicely, but if you try on the front side with the ink, it may smear and bleed.

Head to the Oddball Shop and join the Creepy Cute Chronicles to enjoy a fun new stamp every week!

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

I Love My Cat ATC!

  Good morning friends!  Jenn here today and I decided to make a cute little ATC.  This one uses the box from CCC #145: Spring Cleaning and the kitty from CCC #149: Haunted Picnic - I cut along the box edge and tucked the kitty inside to look like he was playing in the box, as my kitty Merlin loves to do:

This paper pad from Doodlebug Designs is called Smitten Kitten and was perfect to pair with the kitty stamp - I added some stickers from the same line and a little ribbon tag.  The images were colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits.

I'm off to spend the day crafting - I'm so looking forward to it. Lizzy's images are so much fun to play with, there's such a huge variety that I never get bored!  Hope you all have a wonderful day!  Peace.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Hello, Bunny Kisses Rainbows


Hi friends! Today, I'm here on the Oddball blog featuring CCC April Members Exclusive 2021  Bunny Kisses and CCC 148 Premium Rainbows.

Let's begin! First, using my Fiskars Card Making Bypass Paper Trimmer, I cut a piece of 3.5 x 8 inches DCWV Confetti Pattern Paper  for my base and  a piece of pattern paper 3.75 x 8.25 inches for another layer. 

Then, I printed CCC April Member Exclusive 2021 Bunny Kisses and CCC 148 Premium Rainbow. After that I started coloring them one at a time using my Arteza Ever Blend Markers. I used several colors for this particular card. For the rainbows,  I used - Red - A415 (Wine Red), A412 (Red), A410 (Rose Red), and A487 (Watermelon Pink), Orange - A416 (Coral), A9423 (Pumpkin Orange), and A2497 (Apricot), Yellow - A9433 (Saffron Yellow) A935 (Bumble Bee Yellow), and A 949 (Tuscan Sun. For the clouds, I used A266 (Sky Blue) and A268 (Arctic Blue). I used the same colors for the little critter eggs. For the Skull, I used A155 (Koala Gray, A154 (Dolphin Gray), and A151 (Cloudy Gray).

Finally, I used Factory Yellow Cardstockwarehouse as my panel underneath the base using a strong glue. Then arrange all the images according to my plan and voila! After that,  I used my  Cricut Machine using Design Space and make my own sentiment. I did not add anymore embellishment as everything looks perfect! (well, that's how I see it) :)

I really hope you like this card and you're inspired to recreate it. I hope you can stop by the Oddball Website and give this Digital Stamp a try.  

You can use my coupon code DTMARJ10 to take advantage of 10% OFF any image. Have a fabulous day and thank you for stopping by!