Thursday, 3 June 2010

Offers and dicounts and cards, oh my!

This may end up being a very long post, but I have coupons and discount codes and other goodies to tell you about, so please bear with me :)
I've just started selling at I Did It Creations (promise, no more mention of my world domination plans :P) and there's a fab discount going on over there for our blog readers and members of the new forum. The forum is called "I Did It, Stitchy Bear Did It, You Can Do It Too" LOL, yes, we know the name's a tad unwieldy but the place is lovely, and there will be be special events and challenges and maybe even the occasional freebie, so pop along and say Hi.
The discount code is valid throughout June for 20% off any purchase of $5 or more, just enter JUNEBUG at checkout.

And there's also a brand new offer over at Creations by Penny, where if you buy any two of my paper sets you can choose a third set for free. For this one, just enter CC3for2 at checkout.

And, over at Stitchy Bear Stamps, a selection of products have just been reduced to 99 cents each. The products in this section change monthly, so it's always worth having a look.

Now, on to my makes :D

This piece uses my Muted and Male paper set, which I grunged and distressed and decayed. (Links in my sidebar for where you can buy my papers) The bottles come from Dorthi Designs Very Vintage set, and I digitally aged them, the flies came from, and the quote is by Henry Miller
I made this postcard for these challenges:
Sunday Postcard Art - insects
Haunted Design House - Vile Vintage. I'm not really sure if this counts as "vile" or not. I find the sentiment quite uplifting, and while I thouroughly agree with it on an intellectual level, I still can't get past the "Ugh, creepy crawlies" feeling.
Tuesday Morning Sketches - followed the sketch
ABC challenge - V is for Vintage
Tellen's Place - Two patterned papers
Drunken Stampers - Time and vintage. I wanted to use the passing of time and decay as a theme, but there's no actual "time" element in my piece.
Digital Tuesday - Let's get trendy. I combined two trends, vintage and grunge.

This birthday card uses my brand new Bubblegum Princess paper set, what do you think?
The digi image came from Princess Elemmiriel at DeviantArt, available to colour for free as long as you give credit. This image is called Koko-Chan, and you can find her here.
Here are the challenges that I made this one for:
The Pink Elephant - use bright fun colours
Daisy Doodles - anything goes
Quirky Crafts - girly girl. I wasn't entirely sure if this was "girly" enough to count, because the image has such a funky attitude. And then I realised that there's lots of pink, some sparkly hearts, a dress, high heels, long hair and cute balloon pets. It suddenly seemed much girlier :P
A Spoon Full of Sugar - celebrations
The Shabby Tea Room - hearts
Truly Scrumptious - sketch and optional embossing. I followed the sketch and tried some digital embossing for the very first time, I'm quite pleased with the way it came out; it's the pink oval behind the image, I started with a plain pink oval and used a photo of a wire fence to frame where I wanted it to look embossed. I think it would be much more difficult with a less-straight pattern, but hey, it's digital, it looks like embossing and I did it :D
Kah-Wink-E-Dink - use 6 of something. I changed the five embellishments from the sketch into 6 on my card
Color Throwdown - Bright pink, lime green and turquoise with black. My papers use yellow as well, hope that's ok, the rest of the colours fit so well :)
Fab n Funky - paper piecing. I used another of the papers in the set to digitally paper-piece her dress, but I couldn't get the inside of the material to look right with the pattern, so I made the inside bits a plain green. Ahem, on this dress, the flowers are only on the outside :P

This last piece uses the brand spanking new collage sheet from DezinaWorld, and if you like vintage with a touch of quirky attitude, you'll love this one! And don't forget that June has a permanent Spot Prize challenge going on at the DezinaWorld blog. If you make anything that uses a DezinaWorld image, show it to June at her email on the blog and she regularly picks pieces to get a free sheet from everyone who sends her a picture. You can even enter with the freebies available, so what are you waiting for? The backing paper is from my Basic Black set, which I don't think is in all my shops yet, but will be soon. These are the challenges I used for this one:
Sketch and Stash Saturday: I rotated/flipped the sketch and my new/never used stash is the image of the dancing lady.
4x4 Friday - Eclectic.
Paperplay - Flowers and sparkle
Crafty Creations - Black white and a splash of red
Little Red Wagon - alter an embellishment. I altered the pearl swirls, which came in a shade of pale pink. A lovely shade of pale pink, but not the colour that I wanted for this piece. You can see the original, by Delicious Scraps and available free, HERE
Charisma Cardz - Flowers
So Artful - I am woman
Oh Alice! - swirls
Allsorts - black white and one other
One Stop Crafts - Swirls and Pearls

Wow, this feels like a long post, hopefully it won't be too bad once things are neatly linked rather than all the html that's showing here. Have a wonderful day, and thanks for looking :D


Becky said...

what a gorgeous card Susan, I love the colours you've used!! thanks so much for joining us at sketch and stash!! xx

Melissa Craig said...

Fabulous cards! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Debbie said...

Pretty in pink! Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room this week :)

Linda Ledbetter said...

Your cards are all great! I'd say you did a fabulous job depicting the passing of time in your Drunken Stampers submission, and we're so glad you joined us!

Kristen said...

All of your creations are so cool! I love them! Thank you so much for playing with use at KWED! We hope to see you again!
Enjoy your weekend!

Courtney said...

What beautiful cards. Thanks so much for joining us at Penny's and Good Luck!


Jeanette said...

Susan, I love the piece that you did for Sorartful. Don't you just love Dezinaworld? I love your Basic Black papers. Beautiful eye popping colors and design.

Thanks for being Soartful this week.

Cheryl said...

oh susan hun these are totally brilliant so love the bright,fun card,fab colurs and love that image,too brilliant my friend,have posted a card on my blog with papers,of yours too,hugs cheyrl xxxx

1CardCreator said...

Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for playing along with the Kahwinkedink challenge, hope to see you back again! ~Diane

Anonymous said...

Wonderful cards! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Drunken Stampers!

Kathryn said...

Wow, that harlequin image is stunning. Great card and thanks so much for playing with us at OSCC!

Have a great day,

Nicole said...

Great card! Love those blingy hearts! :) Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR!

jackiescrafts said...

Wow Susan you have been busy, thanks for the nod to all the special offers.
All your cards are fab well done

Hope you are keeping ok I miss your daily chat over at creationsbyjj forum

Hugs Jackie x

jane said...

A lovely card thanks for playing at Tellens Place
Luv Jane xxx

Vee said...

Fabulous card, love the flowers and the colours. Thanks for playing with Charisma.
xx Vee

Debs said...

Fab cards - you have been busy!
Love the plus 1 colour you have used on the last card - thanks for sharing it with us at Allsorts and OSCC this week.
Take care
Debs xx

Chris Arlington said...

Susan I love all your cards. Fabulous, Miss you on JJ but I know you are swamped.

ladyjanet_56 said...

What a lovely card, lovely image & colours, good luck. Thank you for joining us at OSCC this week. Janet

Francesca said...

Wonderful cards, I love the papers.
Thanks for joining us at One stop craft challenge and good luck!

~EssenseVibez~ said...

GREAT JOB HUNEY!!---Thanks for joining us this week at Tellen's Place!

DonnaMundinger said...

My goodness you are ROCKIN' the challenges! Fabulous stuff, my dear! xxD (Love the sentiment for HDH)

Wanda Cullen said...

Love your girly card using the vivid throwdown colors! Great layout!

Spyder said...

Oh yes Susan! It's fabulously girlie!! Love it, and thank you for joining Quirky Craft's Girlie Challenge this fortnight!

Hermine said...

Great cards

Toni said...

WOW! I'm loving your work, the harlequin lady is just amazing!

Avril Tanner said...

Such beautiful cards! Thanks for playing along with Little Red Wagon this week!

CuddlyBunny said...

Jumped over from Drunken Stampers -- what a fun vintage time card!

But, I'm really loving your anime-inspired digi on the birthday card! Yay! And all that pink! More Yay!

Betty said...

Fantastic cards Susan love all of your designs and papers used x x

Barb said...

Great work as usual, Susan! LOVE the vintage card... those bottles are freakin' perfect! Thanks so much for playing along with Macabre Monday!

Sarah said...

WOW!!! Susan these creations are all beautiful chum, loving you new Bubblegum set super colours, and June's collage card is fabulous great detail on all chum, and a great post also, have a wonderful day tomorrow
Sarah xx

my5bratz said...

fab paper piecing, thanks for joining us at FnF :0)

craftyb said...

Love your harlequinned lady...sentiment works beautifully and of course the bling swirls are fab! Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Creations! bx

Anonymous said...

FABULOUS cards!!

Bubbles said...

A great selection of cards, all of them are fab! Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz.
Joanne x

Rosanne said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon!

Lawren said...

What awesome cards! Thanks for joining us at Daisy Doodles.


Terry Oulboub said...

Your cards are all so great - wonderful papers! Thanks for playing along with us at Tellen's Place this week! :-)

Mina said...

wow wow wow I love how you used my sketch, the image is fantastic...stunning creations Susan...thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious challenge
Mina xxx

Maria Matter said...

oh WOW hun, these are fantastic! love your designs and paper piecing!!!
I'm so glad you played along with us @ Digital Tuesday!

Hope Jacare said...

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations in our Black , White and a splash of red challenge Susan. Your creation is fab - very striking ! Cheers Claire x

blackdragon said...

everything you do WOW's me... these are no exception.... you've been a busy girl.Thanks for joining us at Tellens place this week.
love lynx

Anonymous said...

Susan these are all amazing and i cant thank you enough for the work you do for Dezinaworld, it means a lot to me that you add them to challenges too.
loving your art so much
Hugs June xxxxxx