Friday, December 28, 2018

Creepy Cute Chronicles 33: Heart Melting Hugs

Hello everyone!


It's the last Friday of the year,  and today's OddBall newsletter includes an extra creepy cute image for you to enjoy.
The holiday festivities are coming to a close, but the inter fun continues.


I had so much creating this card. A simple digital background stamp from Whimsy Stamps, really brought this card cover together.

I also wanted to share some exciting news! Something new will be happening on the OddBall website and newsletter. For those of you who missed out on previous freebies, you will now have the opportunity to get them, by subscribing to an exclusive subscription feature, that will start in January! For all the details on how/how much/ and when, visit the webiste!

How would you use this or any other of the Oddbal images?! Remember, you have until midnight tonight to visit the OddBall website and sign up! And once you're there, browse the wonderful digital stamps and use coupon code DTENY10 for 10% off your purchase!

Happy crafting,
Eny Dunn

Friday, December 21, 2018

Creepy Cute Chronicles #32! : Spooky Gingerbread

Hello everyone!!!


It's almost Christmas! Are you excited?! I always love this time of year. The lights, the food, the music and the excitement of my kids opening presents.

To celebrate the holiday season,  OddBall has been dishing out some fun freebies in their weekly newsletter, and this week is no exception.


I absolutely adore this image. During this time, ghouls find a way to add a spooky flair t their holiday dishes and skeleton gingerbread cookies have been all the rage!
To set the scene, I created a plate using teo different of circle dies to trace on my paper. I wanted the background to look like a placemat. For that I used this adorable candycane imagen frm a Clear Snap stamp set. Everything was colored using my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers. 


Make sure to to head on over to the OddBall website and sign up for the newsletter before midnight tonight, so you can receive thos scrumptious spooky image!

And when you see a couple of images you like while browsing, use coupon code DTENY10 to get 10% off your purchase!

Happy crafting!
Eny Dunn

Zombiegale is Coming to Town!

Hello everyone!

We're 4 days away from opening gifts and spending time with family, but I've also got zombies on my mind! For today's OddBall Art make, I decided to use IMG#142 creepy Cute Christmas Zombiegale, to create this card inspired by this months challenge theme: Holiday Haunts and Silly Stripes!

I went for a full, festive scene,  using some die sets I had in my stash and everything colored using my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers.

The sentiment included in this digital stamp set, gives a new twist to a classic Christmas song and adds the perfect touch to finish this card!


How will you be celebrating the holidays? If you decide to treat yourself by purchasing this or any other image in the Oddball website,  make sure to use coupon code DTENY10 for 10% off your purchase!

Happy Crafting,
Eny Dunn

Friday, December 14, 2018

Creepy Cute Chronicles 31! Santa Skulls!

Hello everyone!


Today is Friday and that means another wonderful OddBall newsletter and freebie will be available tonight!

I love being able to mix and match holidays, and adding a creepy cute look to Christmas,  can be quite fun!

For this weeks freebie, you get this adorable Christmas version of the Skull and Crossbones. With it's cute Santa hat, it's great for all Creepmas projects!

For my project share,  I created this fun and festive bookmark, perfect last minute gifts and DIYs. I love adding layers of stencil, distress inks, and stamps, to create a fun background.

Make sure to visit the OddBall website and sign up for the newsletter, so you can enjoy some fun images each Friday! And if you see any other image in the shop you might want to snag, make sure to use coupon code DTENY10 to get 10% off your purchase.

Happy Crafting,
Eny ❤

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Ready For Christmas! Feat. OddBall Art

Hello everyone and Happy Holidays!

I always love this time of year! Twinkly lights,  food, festivities, family gatherings...always a great time!

For today's make, I wanted to use IMG#270 Kawaii Christmas Chibi Girl Jaz So Ready for Christmas, because that's how I feel today!

Inspired by the papers and accents that I used, I wanted to keep the image true to traditional Christmas colors. I colored our cute gal pal using my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers , propped her up on a mini canvas,  and finished with felt details and shiny stickers! 



How are you celebrating the holidays? If you decide to treat yourself and get this image or any other available at the Oddball website, make sure to use coupon code DTENY10 for 10% off your purchase!

Happy Crafting,
Eny Dunn 

Friday, December 7, 2018

Stocking Shaker Tag|25 Days of Christmas Crafts|CCC30

Hello everyone!!!

Welcome to another installment of OddBall Creey Cute Chronicles! It is the first Friday of December and this weeks freebie is a cutie!

This time, I wanted to use these images to create something fun for my 25 Days of Christmas Crafts series of videos. I had been wanting to try to make some shaped shaker tags,  and I finally had all the components and tools needed to do so.

I'm so happy with how these turned out and I love the extra spooky touch these images gave my project! Make sure to go to my YouTube channel to see the full process video and to visit the OddBall website so you may sign up for tonights freebie! If you see something you want to purchase,  remember to use coupon code DTENY10 to get 10% off your purchase!

Happy Crafting,
Eny Dunn

Saturday, December 1, 2018

OddBall December Blog Challenge!

Hello everyone!

It is officially December and I'm excited for all things festive, cheerful and creepy!
A new challenge has begun over at the Oddball forum and we would love to see what you can come up with for this month!

The theme for this month is Holisay Haunts and Silly Stripes! I wanted to use an image that really stood out to me for its creepy factor. And I used the freebie image that was Included in the Creepy Cute Chronicles #18

Unfortunately,  this image isnt currently available in the shop for purchase. But , I have some awesome news for you! Lizzy is working hard to get a subscription going where anyone who is subscribed , will have access to any and all freebies that have been Included in the newsletter! So, if you missed out on one or two, you will have a chance to still snag them! Be on the look out for all the info very soon!

I love how the card turned out with this creepy gal! I think this sentiment worked so well, with her overall look. I wanted to keep it festive and focus more on the Holiday Haunts portion of the theme.

The great thing about the blog challenges, is that you can interpret the theme however you want  and use it as your inspiration and guide.


What card or project would you create?! If you haven't shopped at OddBall , you're truly missing out! Go and check out all the fun and whimsical images and when you fall in love with 2 or 3...make sure to use coupon code DTENY10 for 10% off your purchase! And remember to submit your make at the forum! (Under the challenge for the month!)

Happy crafting,
Eny Dunn

25 Days of Christmas Crafts Series|DIY Santa Book

Hello everyone and welcome to day one of my 25 Days of Christmas Crafts Series! Its officially decembr 1st, and I feel cheery and excited!

For today's project, I wanted to share this altered cereal box. I wanted to create a decor piece that looked vintage, and was inexpensive (overall) to make.

Thanks to Tim Holtz wonderful items I was able to create a simple cover, that still added depth and dimension. I had a lot of fun creating this project, and I'm so happy in was able to record the process for all of you!

Make sure to visit my YouTube channel for all the details on this make. 

Happy crafting,
Eny Dunn

Friday, November 30, 2018

Creepy Cute Chronicles 29 : Jingled and Tangled

Hello everyone!

It is Friday, and that means another OddBall Art Stamps newsletter will be available tonight!I love this furry creature and can relate to the tangled lights and flustered look on its face.

I decided to keep the image simple, and only colored the twinkly lights, and added some white highlight to each to make it extra cheery! 

Make sure to sign up for the newsletters so you enjoy freebies like this one, plus inspiration from the Design Team and and new releases! 

Visit the OddBall website today, and if you see anything you like, make sure to use coupon code DTENY10 for 10% off your purchase! 

Happy crafting  
Eny Dunn 

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Think of the Turkeys! Thanksgiving Treat Bag

Hello everyone and welcome to another OddBall Art project share! For this make I used image #262 Sweetest Thanksgiving Ted The Cute Turkey! This cute little guy is begging everyone to spare his life, and in thought he would look perfect on a treat bag!

I decided to color this image using my American Crafts colored pencils,  keeping true to the colors I wanted to use. Because the treat bag has such a fun pattern,  I kept my layers simple, by die cutting both my image and a solid orange cardstock with some circle dies I have in my stash.

Once everything was adhered, I added a shear green ribbon to add an extra pop of color. My treat bag is now ready for a fun and festive gift.

I hope this project inspires you create something fun today. If you wish to use this or any of the other images in the OddBall website, make sure to use coupon code DTENY10 for 10% off your purchase!

Happy crafting,
Eny Dunn

Friday, November 23, 2018

Creepy Cute Chronicles 28: Snuggle Buddies

Hello everyone!

It's another Friday, and that means a new OddBall newsletter and freebie will be available tonight! This time, it sure is a cutie!

I wanted to create a cozy scene for these snuggles buddies, so I colored a Christmas tree and a bed for them to lie on. I had never really drawn a full scene from scratch and I'm so happy with how it turned out! 

Make sure to visit the OddBall website,  nd sign up for weekly realities, info, inspiration by the design team and more!  
If you happen to browse and see some images you like (trust me, you will love and not them all), make sure to use coupon code DTENY10 for 10% off your purchase!

Happy crafting, 
Eny ❤

Friday, November 16, 2018

Creepy Cute Chronicles #26

Hello everyone and welcome to another Creepy Cute Chronicles project share! Its Friday. And that means Oddball Art stamps has a newsletter with a freebie that I'll be sent via email tonight!

For this CCC, Lizzy has created an absolutely adorable skull with a santa hat! With a simple Ho Ho Ho sentiment,  you can set any creepmas scene!
For this cute little guy,  I wanted to to prop him as a ornament. So i colored him with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers,  and used a ornament die cut I have in my stash. Used some thin Christmas twine from Doodlebug and added a pretty red bow to add an extra pop of color!

What would you create with this fun image?! Make sure you're signed up to the newsletter by visiting the website and hitting the subscribe button. The newsletter is free, and Includes projects shares, inspiration, new releases and the freebie!

If you check out the other images and wish to make a purchase, make sure to use coupon code DTENY10 to get 10% off!

Happy crafting,
Eny ❤

Friday, November 9, 2018

Batty for Christmas! OddBall CCC26 Freebie!

Hello everyone!

Today is Friday and that mean another Oddball Art freebie will be sent your ay via newsletter, tonight! This one is a cutie! I love creepy cute Christmas designs and ideas, and this has Creepmas written al over it!

I love this bat with the cute Santa hat! In full flight, prepared to wish us all a very merry christmas!

Make sure to sign up for the weekly newsletter by visiting the OddBall website!
And , if you happen to purchase any of the other wonderful images , remember to use coupon code DTENY10 to receive 10% off your purchase!

Happy crafting,
Eny Dunn

Dismal Pennant feat. OddBall Art Stamps

Hello everyone!

November is always a weird time for me for crafting. I rarely get inspired to create projects, but this year, I am committed to sharing as many projects as I can. For my first make, I decided to create this pennant using image #460 Dismal Dahlia Dark Fairy Elf, for this months OddBall Art blog theme.
I wanted a soft look for this image. And decided to color it using some American Crafts colored pencils. A bit of Black Soot distress ink gave a soft, yet bold border to my die cut frame.
For my pennant, I used some chalk cardstock I had in my stash and I freehand cut my design. Created flyers by using a gold doilies piece and my project is done!

I hope this project inspires you to create something new today. If you wish to purchase this or any other of the wonderful OddBall Art designs, remember to use coupon code DTENY10 for 10% off your purchase!
Happy crafting,
Eny Dunn

Friday, October 26, 2018

Wobbling Witch! Card Cover feat OddBall Art

Hello ghouls and goblins!

As we get closer to Halloween, my creativity goes in to high gear! Today I wanted to create this fun card cover using OddBall Art IMG#478 Witchy Legs, Skirt and Broom! It's one of last weeks newest releases and I can't say enough great things about this one! So many possibilities and ways to create.
I have been wanting to create more interactive cards,  but lacking the time (and let's be honest, patience) to sit down and create a truly elaborate card. So, I got one of my Action Wobble stickers and let these witchy legs have some fun!


I share the entire coloring process and details on a video I have posted on my YouTube channel

And before I forget, starting tonight, up until Halloween OddBall is having a 20%off sale on all stamps! So make sure to visit the website and while you're there, sign up for the newsletter! 

Happy crafting,
Eny Dunn 

Monday, October 22, 2018

DIY Haloween Ornament feat. OddBall Art

Hello everyone!

I'm so excited for today's project share! I wanted to create a simple gift for this Halloween, and I thought a Ornament would be perfect.

For this make I'll be using OddBall Art IMG #318 Spooky Big Eyes. I love large face images, because it allows you to really add detail and get creative with colors!
I have created a full coloring process and tutorial video, that I hope you enjoy! Please visit my YouTube channel for this and all future videos!


If you love this image or any other from the shop, make sure to use cupon code DTENY10 to get 10% off your purchase!
Happy Crafting,
Eny 

Friday, October 19, 2018

Creepy Cute Chronicles 23: Haunted houses, bats and ghouls, oh my!

Hello ghouls!

Its Friday nights and that means very soon another OddBall Art freebie will be released to the world!
I love haunted houses, and being able to use this image on halloween cards this year, will them an extra spooky feel!
A simple coloring with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers,  shaded forest background and twilight...my card is ready.

Make sure to visit the OddBall website and subscribe to the newsletter for all news, releases and freebies each week.

And if you decide to purchase any of the wonderful images available in the shop, make sure to use coupon code DTENY10 to get 10% off your purchase!

Happy crafting,
Eny Dunn

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Happy Haunting Zombie ATC

Welcome everyone to another fun and spooky project using OddBall Art Stamps Image #441 Creepy Cute Zombie Reboot Moonbeam Apocalypse.  ATC's are always a fun way to get back in the groove of crafting. They push your creativity, by allowing you to use different mediums, in a comfortable setting. Even if you've never created an artist trading card, there's no wrong way of doing one. You can mix and match images, use inks or paint, stencil or die cuts...the sky's the limit!



 What I find the most fun about ATC's , is that i can "force" myself" to focus on main theme and image, and build a scene or add embellishments around that. For this year's Halloween color scheme, i decided to go with non-traditional, Victorian era shades of color. That was becoming a problem for papers and images, until i stumbled upon a planner digital supply page. ATArtDigital had the right colors, images and theme for this project. i colored my main image with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, making sure everything coordinated.


I was able to fussy cut some cool "zombie eyeball flowers" from one of the digital papers, and created layers to add some depth to my background. I adhered our zombie girl friend on a strip of black cardstock to keep the focus on her, and finished my piece with some fun enamel accents.



I love how this project turned out. Proof that even soft colors can make Halloween crafts "pop"! What project would you make? Make sure to visit the OddBall Art shop and Facebook page. Once you have chosen the images you would love to create with, make sure to use coupon code DTENY10 to get 10% off your purchase.

Happy Crafting,
Eny Dunn

Friday, October 12, 2018

Going Batty! Creepy Cute Chronicles #22

Hello everyone!

Its friday night and that means another Creepy Cute Chronicles freebie image has been sent to al those signed up to OddBall Art newsletter!
Each week on friday nights, Lizzy shares one freebie image that everyone can use to try out OddBall for the first time, or to grow your collection.

This time , it is a wonderful Bat background image! It works perfect for card covers, ATCs,  or as I did, AT Coin art. I paired it with two of the brides found in the Boo Baby Brides digital stamp set.
Make sure to check out the Oddball Website, and sign up for the newsletter to be the first to receive news on new releases, inspiration from the design team and also the weekly freebie!

Happy Crafting,
Eny Dunn

Friday, October 5, 2018

Grave Mysteries: OddBall Art Halloween Gift Tag

Hello everyone and welcome to the first of my spooky OddBall shares. For today's project, I created this gift tag using image #80 Creepy Cute Girl On Pumpkin Clarissa Creating tags for any holiday is always fun, and if you're like me, any day is an occasion to gift someone something special and handmade.




When i first saw this image, I knew i wanted to use a background scene. Something that would help the image pop right off the page, but also bring the overall theme together. I went to Pinterest and searched for "graveyard coloring pages", and this was the winner. By coloring both my background and my main image with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, i was able to mix and blend color combos and shades to create my desired look.


A fun and spooky sentiment, some sparkle and the quintessential black cat; my tag is ready for a creepy cute gift this Halloween. How would you use this image?

Remember to visit the OddBall Art shop and facebook page for tons of fun images and inspiration from Oddies across the globe! Once you find the images you want to use in your next project, use coupon code DTENY10 for 10% off your purchase!

Happy Crafting,
Eny Dunn

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Floor Top Box: feat. ADORNit

Hello ghouls and goblins!
Today I continue my halloween series of videos, by sharing this quick and easy flip top make! I was searching for inspiration on Pinterest, and stumbled upon the most adorable flip top boxes, with different themes, colors and dimensions.
I knew immediately I had to try it, and thought Adornit products would be perfect for this project. The new line and collections of halloween cardstock, stickers and swag,  has everything for every taste, style and preference.
Link to the website for all these goodies can be found here and also on my YouTube video, where you will find a full tutorial.
Happy crafting!
Eny ❤
Dimensions and score lines:
2 sheets of cardstock cut to 8x8.5
Score on the long side at 2' and 6.5'
One sheet of cardstock cut to 4.5x6
Scored at 4' and 4' on each side.

Monday, October 1, 2018

OddBall Art October Blog Challenge

Happy October 1st!!!
It's the most wonderful time of the year! The month of Octber brings the starts of the holiday season, and with it some fun challenges, projects,  and designs.
Every month on the OddBall Blog, a new challenge begins, with a specific theme. This month is all about Happy Horrors, and Lizzy designed this amazing piece specifically for it. But, the theme can be used as an inspiration,  and any interpretation is welcome!
This is IMG471 Happy Horrors and I used it to create this fun card cover. A simple coloring with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers and some die cuts,  bring the whole design together.
How would you use this months theme? Share your projects today at the OddBall Challenge Blog for your chance at whining a gift card to the shop.
If you plan on making any purchase, make sure to use coupon code DTENY10 for 10% off your purchase!
Happy Crafting,
Eny ❤

Friday, September 21, 2018

Deadly Sweet ATC feat Whimsical Ice Cream Cone by OddBall

Hello everyone and welcome to another fun project featuring this adorable ice cream cone Image from OddBall Art Stamps. Last summer, it was all about charcoal ice cream. This "Goth" take on ice cream and its appealing Instagram worthy look, inspired my craft for today. When i saw OddBall image #144 Cute Whimsical Ice Cream Cone, I knew i had to give it a "deadly sweet" spin!
For this project, I wanted to create a fun, bright ATC that would add pops of color to the darkness of my ice cream. I colored my image using my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, using different shades of gray to get the right effect. To add some layer, I made a quick rosette embellishment and propped the image right in the center. A few sprinkles of confetti and a sparkle-y sentiment finished the details on this easy project.


I hope this layered ATC inspires you to create something today! Make sure to visit the OddBall Blog and Facebook page for more fun inspirations! Make sure to visit the shop for this and all creepy cute images and remember to use coupon code DTENY10 for 10% off your purchase!

Happy Crafting,
Eny Dunn

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Halloween Shadowbox feat ADORNit

Hello everyone and happy Tuesday!

Today I have a fun project to share with all of you. I had found some ArtC nesting boxes in a local craft store, that I thought would be perfect for creating a halloween shadowbox!

Using a 2 inch punch, I punched out 5 circles (5 in black, 5 in light orange and 5 in a darker orange) , folded each circle in half, and adhered each same colored circles end to end to create mini paper pumpkins. I love a subtle 3D effect,  and these are perfect for decor and party favors.

For my larger box , I used one of the apes from the Classic Halloween Paper Pack to create a simple background. I loved the little trick or treaters found in the  halloween sticker pack , so I adhered then to some cardstock to make them extra sturdy and used them to add dimensions to my piece.

I added a few glitter stickers I had in my stash, glued both boxes together and my decor piece is done!

I hope this project inspires you to create something fun today!

Happy crafting,
Eny Dunn

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Naughty Gnomes Halloween Decor feat OddBall Art Stamps

Hello everyone! Welcome to my very first post as a design team member for Oddball Art Stamps! Today I have a fun project to share with all of you.


Every month, OddBall hosts a new blog challenge with a specific theme. This month it was all about Naughty Gnomes. For my project, I decided to create a fun, whimsical halloween decor. I had a coffin shaped shadow box , with a thin enough wood that I as able to pierce some hole in the back of it. I printed my main image #432 Little Whimsical Toadstool House #2 on vellum paper and colored it using my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers (making sure I colored the back of the image). Inused the coffin to trace the shape on my vellum paper , cut the shape and then glued it to the front of my coffin shadow box. Added some sequins trim and fun halloween embellishments and my main design is done!


I love the #461 Cute Gnomes Rolling With My Gnomies digital stamp set! The cute faces and individual personalities , paired with a fun sentiment, makes for an extra adorable craft project. I wanted everything to be cohesive,  and printed the gnomes on vellum paper and followed the same steps as the coffin shadow box, only this time using a small 5x5 embroidery hoop. Once both my projects were finished, i was able to add some pretty halloween lights to the back of the coffin and now i have a fun light up piece!


I had so much fun creating these pieces , and I hope it inspires you to create something today!



Make sure to visit the OddBall Challenge Blog and Facebook page.  And if you decide to purchase any of the fun images available in the shop, make sure to use coupon code DTENY10 for 10% off your purchase!

Happy crafting,
Eny Dunn