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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Charisma's all decked out in LACE this week!

mornin', chickens! howyoudo?

this week has flown by and work is an absolute whirlwind, but i've at least manage to stay on top of things at home and get my butt to the gym (despite being ready for my pillow at 10:30 last night!). the weekend is almost here!

in the meantime, we've got another Charisma challenge for you, and this is an EASY one! we want you to create projects using LACE, and i know you all have loads of it in your stash. :)

for my project, i used some of the absolutely GORJE two-tone lace tape from Love My Tapes... i helped out at their booth at CHA last month, and i just couldn't believe how many beautiful varieties of lace there were.... (CLICK HERE to see their online catalog, and have your credit card handy, because they are the RULERS of the Washi Tape Universe!) to be perfectly honest, i've been hiding them from my view since returning from CHA, because i tend to do that with precious things. ;)

anywho, here's my card for the Charisma challenge this week, featuring LACE!

stamp is CC Designs (with Prismacolor pencils), papers are BasicGrey and AC (the blue dot mat), journal tag is My Mind's Eye, alphas are Doodlebug, little chipboard accents are Make It Crafty (inked up and Smooched!) and flowers are Recollections. oh, and there are Stickles, but they're hard to see:

so. um. CLICK HERE to see a bunch of other beautiful lacy projects from the Charisma Galz (so many ideas my head's spinnin'!), and play along with our challenge by next WEDNESDAY for your chance to win...

£10 to spend at


4 digis of your choice from

Linkyou KNOW you need more digis in your stash, so JOIN US!

i'm also playing along at:
Jellypark Challenges - their theme is "Summer Bugs" - that inspired me to use this little miss, who's been stamped and in my arsenal of images for AGES before i finally coloured her up!
Stampalot Challenge - their theme is "Take Flight" - hope my little butterfly doesn't fly away!

see you a little later with my final card for this week's Some Odd Girl digi release! :D

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

WOOT! who loves unicorns?

unicorns are pretty cool (so sayeth Dave from Orgazmo!), and when i saw this gorje girl that Kristy created, my jaw fell right to the floor. she's AMAZING, and so much fun to colour!

so yeah, it's day 3 of our new Digi Release Week at Some Odd Girl, and i think you're gonna like this little lady.... check out Unicorn Mae (who's available now by clicking HERE):

RIGHT?! totally drool-worthy! and there is so much you can do with her, as our Odd Girls have demonstrated (click HERE for lots of inspiration!). i hadn't done a monochromatic coloured project in quite a while (like, way back HERE), and i saw that one of the challenge blogs i dig was looking for it, so i wanted to give it another go... seems like this should be a go-to technique for me, because i'm always happy with the way it turns out! here's Unicorn Mae, up close and personal (click her to enlarge!):

if, however, i could go back and do it again, i might lighten up the ink so it would come out grey and softer, but we live and learn, right?!

you HAVE to go see this sweet girl all over the Some Odd Girl blog, because our team is TRULY talented and their creations will take your breath away! not to mention, if you leave a comment (each day of the release, actually, so go back and start at Monday!), you could win the digi of the day! :)

so, new release this week at - fantasy and lovely and just amazing. branch pot luck luncheon today at work, and i went healthy and made a flippin' fabulous salad. hubbin is going camping tomorrow and i plan to get my craft on (with a few specific things in mind!). summer is winding down and the teachers and students will be back to school soon... frankly, i am pretty excited about that, too! :)

oh, and playing along with challenges at:
Stampin' for the Weekend - they want monochromatic
Squigglefly - they want you to try a new technique or revisit an old one

and that, dear chickens, is all she wrote (for today). i'll be back tomorrow with something to be PROUD of! ;)

Monday, August 20, 2012

Meow ya doin'? NEW digis from Some Odd Girl!

it's time for a little fantasy fun with Some Odd Girl!

we kicked off another digi release this week with a cute little gal who's sure to nuzzle her way into your heart! say hello to my new feline friend, KITTY TIA!

she's all coloured up with my Prismas, natch, with a bit Cosmo Cricket (23) and Making Memories paper, Doodlebug and Jenni Bowlin alphas, and some little gemmies coloured with my Copics, 'cuz i ran out of black ones!

whatcha think of this little Meowser? :)

i love her jaunty little pose, and i thought i'd go for a slightly more literal interpretation of the whole CAT thing (i do love the kitties) and went tiger-stripey just for the fun of it.

Kitty Tia is the first of four digis released TODAY at - have you SEEN them all? seriously. it's ridiculous how much talent my gal Kristy has, and i am positively smitten with these cuties. CLICK HERE to see 'em all, and CLICK HERE to go to the Some Odd Girl blog, 'cuz you're going to wanna leave comments all week (you could win that day's digi!), not to mention ogling the gorgeous projects our Odd Girls have created for your viewing enjoyment. TOTALLY inspiring.

anywho, i'm playing along at:

The Crafty Pad - they wanna see dies/punches (my oval is an UNembossed Nestie)
Stamptacular Sunday - "Let's Hear it for the Girls!" (use a girl image)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - "Animal Antics" (is she a girl, or is she a cat-woman?)

and we have another digi to show off tomorrow! ARF! :) i'll be back Wednesday for something a little more... um.... LEGENDary. *giggle, wink*

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

new Some Odd Girl sketch challenge, and meet the new Odd Girls!

morning, crafty peeps! what's new in blogland? i've been mostly quiet, with LOTS going on in my personal life, so it's great to be here today, posting something fun and exciting!

today, we are kicking off a brand new sketch challenge at Some Odd Girl, but we are ALSO saying hello to four brand new ladies joining the design team as Odd Girls! :) it's going to be a fantastic 8 months, i promise!

so it's a new month, and it's time for a sketch challenge! (yep, i know we did a sketch last month, but it was awesome, and we loads of participation, and we thought we'd start the new term with another!) i went for VERY clean and simple, and stamped out the totally adorbs Mooey for my card. behold!

don't you just love this little cow?! there are very few critter stamps i actually enjoy playing with, but we have lots of excitement ahead in this department at Some Odd Girl, and i am still udderly smitten with Kristy's animals! here's a close-up with my moo, coloured up with Copics:

annnnnd here's the sketch in question - when i said clean and simple, i meant it! i went for a very literal translation of this one!

the only thing i did differently was flipped the sketch so the circular element was on the right, but there you have it! and this is just another example of the FREEDOM you have when interpreting our sketches! flip it, rotate it, change the orientation, add or subtract elements... as long as we can see the sketch, you are golden!

so CLICK HERE to join us - this challenge is running through August 30th at midnight EST, and the only stipulation is you MUST use a Some Odd Girl image (digi, clear, sentiment, accessory, no matter!).

and today is VERY exciting, because by checking out our challenge post, you will also get to see four BRAND NEW FACES joining the Some Odd Girl team! we are looking forward to an amazing and fun-filled 8 months, and i'm quite certain you're going to get LOADS of inspiration from them all! happy craftin', folks, and i'll be back on THURSDAY with a very special BLOG HOP to celebrate our brand new release coming Monday, August 6th to Some Odd Girl! :D can't wait!