Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Burtonesque Dolls Challenge

It's once again challenge time over at The Burtonesque Dolls.  This week, Monsters have taken over the Chocolate Factory! Today we challenge you to take your inspiration from Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, but Moster-ize it! Maybe a new chocolate can be made? Or use colors inspired by the movie and apply it to a Gruesome image making it fun, funky and all Burton!  Our sponsor this week is Strange Skin Digis.

For my card today I have used The Mummy from The Famous Monster Collection.  This was a super quick card as there really wasn't much colouring involved.  I've incorporated some fun and funky colours into the card and added some gauze. 
Be sure to head over and check out what the other Dolls have created.:

I thought I might enter this one in the Haunted Design House challenge this week.
The challenge is to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based art piece
using items that begin with an 'E', 'M' and an 'O'.
So for my card I have


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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Thank you Note Cards

Here is a set I created for DownUnder Inspirations.

The notecard holder cuttng file can be downloaded for free by clicking here.  It is in svg, scut2 format.
If you would like the pdf template to print and cut out, you can download it for free by clicking here.
 The complete list of materials used can be found over on the DownUnder blog.
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Friday, May 20, 2011

The Captain has arrived!

It's the final day of the Funky Pirate release over at The Burtonesque Dolls, and today we have Captain Jack.

The full range is now available for purchase at Simply Betty Stamps.  If you're in Australia they will also be available to order from my online shop from this weekend. 
The skull and crossed swords is one of my cutting files.  You may download it for free by clicking here.  The file is in svg and scut2 format.
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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Forbidden Treasure...

Okay it's time for Preview #5

Forbidden or not, Maxine is sure enjoying the heck out of it isn't she? Just look at her wild hair... is she not the cah-Yutest!?

I couldn't resist adding a bit of bling to this one.  If you look close at the treasure, you'll find some precious stones and pearls. 
Check out what the rest of the DT have created over at The Burtonesque Dolls.  
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Meet Ginger

It's day four of the Funky Pirate release over at The Burtonesque Dolls. Today's pirate is Ginger.

My day started pretty good and then I started colouring.  I guess it just wasn't my day and as a result poor Ginger is having a bit of a "bad hair day"  A little voice in my head was saying "just back away from the pens" Did I listen?  Nooo... 
Oh well...maybe tomorrow will be better.
Do head over and check out what the rest of the dolls have created.
Thanks for stopping by today.
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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Arrr... It's a Party!

Welcome to day three of the Funky Pirate release.  Today we have Marty to share with you. 

I thought this image would be perfect for a boy's party invite.  We all know that little boys love pirates.
The pirate hat card is another of my cutting files.  You can download it for free by clicking here. File is in svg and scut2 format.  The paper is my own digi paper.  Scroll down a couple of entries and you will find the link to download this as well.
Be sure to head over to The Burtonesque Dolls to see what the rest of the design team have created.
Thanks for stopping by today.

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Platypus Creek Stamping & Craft Massive Sale

Platypus Creek Stamping and Craft is having a MASSIVE CLEARANCE SALE

All individual stamps in the clearance section are now priced under $10.00. In fact the most expensive discounted stamp is now $9.00.  There are over 250 different designs both wood mount and cling mount in this clearance.

(Discount will not be shown on checkout. It will be applied manually when you are invoiced for payment)

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Introducing Lizzie

Hey you Pirate fans... how did you like that sneak peek of Bonnie? Not bad eh? You are going to love the next one...

Meet Lizzy, always ready for a fight, and never backs down! She is one sassy wench no?

Don't forget to check out what the other Dolls have created over at The Burtonesque Dolls.
Come back tomorrow for another fun pirate image.
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Sunday, May 15, 2011

It's a Pirate Party!

Well it's not long now until the release of the fourth Pirates of The Carribean movie, this Thursday to be exact.  Not that I'm counting down the days or anything like that....  I rarely go to the theatre, but this is one of those movies that I just have to see on the big screen. 
So on to the point of this post. We're having a Pirate party over at The Burtonesque Dolls this week.  Each day for six days we will be helping release the new Funky Pirate line from Simply Betty Stamps.

Now I know that Tim Burton had nothing to do with Pirates, but his wing man Johnny is in it so we figured that was Burton-esque enough to have a Pirate Stamping Release here! SO... that is what today's post is all about... welcome to our Pirates Sneak Peeks! We will be having five days of previews, the sixth being a preview/release for these fun Pirate images! So let's begin with:

Bonnie! She is keeping a eye out for treasure... or maybe her long lost love, what ever she's searching for she sure is stylin' isn't she? These cuties will be available in Clear Stamp.

I wanted some pirate themed paper to go with this image, and since I didn't have any in my stash, I made this set of digi papers.  You can download them for free by clicking here.  I've printed them out onto white Bazzill so they have a lovely texture.  The font I've used is Pieces of Eight which I downloaded from a font site.
Be sure you head over to The Burtonesque Dolls and see what the rest of the DT have created.

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Green & Black Thank You Card

I made this card yesterday using an element from one of my new cutting files Fleur De Lis Set.  This set is available from Die Cut Designer.
The stamp is from JustRite.
If you like this colour and style of card, check out the other one I've made and posted over on my other blog:

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Paronella Park

I've had these photos sitting on my desk for ages.  Finally I managed to use them in a layout.

For a complete list of products used, check out the DownUnder Direct Inspiration Blog.
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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Carnation Bouquet

Here is what I created using two of my newly released cutting files.

My files will now be offered for sale over on a new website Diecut Designer. You will still be able to purchase my files from my website Platypus Creek Digitals, and I will still offer up the occassional freebie file, most of which will now be posted on my other blog.

I have a step by step tutorial over on the other blog.
Thanks for stopping by today.
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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Zombie Girls

It's time for anothr challenge over at The Burtonesque Dolls. The theme this week is Zombies.

For my card this week I have used one of the new Zombie Teen images - Zombie Rio from Simply Betty Stamps.  Head over to the blog and see what the rest of the Design Team have created.
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Monday, May 2, 2011

Quick Mother's Day Card

Just a quick post today to share this card I just made.

The stamps are Fancy Frames and Fancy Labels from JustRite. The paper is fro KI Memories.  The button and ribbon are from my stash.
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Sunday, May 1, 2011

A New Digi Blog

Hi to all.  I hope that everyone is having a lovely weekend.  For us here in Queensland it is another long weekend, with the Labour Day holiday tomorrow.  I don't have a card to share with you here today, but I wanted to let everyone know that Platypus Creek Digitals now has a blog all it's own.  I've just launced the blog today and have also released another new stamp design. Head over to the new blog to check out a card made with the newest released stamp design.

Thanks for stopping by today.

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Christmas Cards All Year Round May Challenge

Well it's once again time for another challenge over at Christmas Cards All Year Round. Where did April go? This month we have a sketch challenge for you.

For my card I have used mainly bits and pieces from my scrap box.  The stamps are from JustRite.
Why not head over to the blog and see what the rest of the design team have created.
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