Sunday, January 31, 2016

Just a note - Catch the bug SSS 402 challenge

Sunday January 31, 2016
 
First off where did January go??? I can not believe how fast it went.. I am loving the lighter mornings and evenings..
 
So today is the new challenge for Stella Says sketch at Catch the bug
 

This is the sketch #402.. you can turn the sketch or use as is..
 

this is my card using the above sketch.. I used Johnny - music  he's listening to his turns.. I wanted to use some bright colors on him and it plays well off the white and black.
I used the music stamp from stamp Francisco and repeated the stamps. I then used a spellbinder die and cut it out.. I used the Simon says stamp for the heart and sentiment.
I hope you find time to play along.. you have a couple of weeks to get your card posted.
 

Challenges:
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
Crafty gals corner #56 - anything goes
QKR stampede #176 - one for kids
Crafty catz #309 - kids
Jo's scrap shack #123 - anything goes
PDE linky party #108 - anything goes
Simply papercraft #22 - anything goes
Pile it on #100 - black/white pop color

recipe: image/bugaboo, su base and black, stamp Francisco music notes, simon says sentiment and heart. scrap purple, copics




Friday, January 29, 2016

Another day older / I don't think so! / Happy birthday - Bugaboo free Friday

Friday January 29, 2016
 
It's Friday and so Bugaboo has a Free Friday image.. You can see more of our cards using this image at Catch the bug..  Today's image is Ruby - I don't think so!
 

Let me introduce you to Ruby... I don't think so!... I am sure she is talking about her birthday.,.. but it could be something else. I chose birthday so I stamped out on a tag.. another day older.. which she responds I don't think so!... 
 

Challenges:
Robyns fetish #300 - pink, green, yellow, blue
Not just cards #28 - anything goes
One stitch at a time #254 - tic tac toe (3 more layers/lots blue/pearls
Crafting when we can #111 - celebrating any occasion
Make my Monday - newest or fav. stamp (new image)
Crafty boots - ribbon or lace
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Digi choosday - in bloom
Penny's paper-crafty #262 - celebrations
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
Crafting by designs - add a flower
Crafty gals corner #56 - anything goes
Creative knockouts #126 - happy birthday
Jo's scrap shack #123 - anything goes
PDE linky party #108 - anything goes
Simply papercraft #22 - anything goes

recipe: bugaboo image/ mft letters, ss happy birthday, ms left punch, su flowers, ribbon, wink of stella, copics, dp?, 1/2 pearls, su base and black




Thursday, January 28, 2016

Thinking of you - Catch the bug OBG

Thursday January 28, 2016
 
It's Thursday at Catch the bug.. meaning it's OLDIE BUT GOODIE day
 


This is my card using WISHING YOU WELL image.. I thought it made a good thinking of you card. It could be a best wishes card, get well card.. lol.. I just kept it simple and fun. I like the burlap flower with the button. I got it a long time ago from my simon says kit and decided it was time to use it on this card. I added the jute thread below just to tie it all together..
 

Challenges:
PDE linky party #107 - anything goes
Creative fingers #101 - anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun #58 - anything goes
Not just cards #28 - anything goes
613 Ave. create #160 - anything goes
Incy wincy design - tic tac toe ( ribbon/twine, red, button)
Crafty boots - ribbon or lace
OLLCB -#96 - in the country
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Digi choosday - in bloom
Creative card crew #105 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
Crafting by designs - add a flower

recipe: wishing you well/bugaboo, kraft journal kraft cs, burlap button flower, jute, copics, dcwv scrap, wink of stella




Tuesday, January 26, 2016

You're so tweet - Inspiration Destination #70

Wednesday January 27, 2016
 
 

 

I am using the image called A little birdie told me..  I am so ready for spring and the flowers popping up and the birds singing.. It's been so wet here. I have to admit I would rather have rain vs. snow but still I want light, heat and flowers. I go to work and it's dark and come home and it's dark..
I used my cloud template and colored the image with copics. It was a fun card to bring to life. The sentiment was perfect for this card.
 

Challenges:
PDE linky party #107 - anything goes
Simply create #101 - something new (image I used)
Scrapping 4 fun #58 - anything goes
Not just cards #28 - anything goes
Craft your passion #296 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #96 - anything goes
City crafters - 296 - for the love of pets
Crafty sentiment - anything goes
Digi choosday - in bloom
Creative card crew #105 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
Crafting by designs - add a flower

recipe:  image robyns fetish, club scrap base, dp?, ss sentiment, cn crafts hearts, copics, wink of stella




Wishing you a cozy Winter Birthday - Inspiration Destination #70

Wednesday January 27, 2016
 
 


 Our sponsor for this card is All Dressed Up..


This is Little skater by All Dressed up.. darling little girl.. I wanted this to be a winter birthday card. I stayed away from Christmas colors and went for the colors that are in this awesome ribbon that I have. The sentiment is from Paper trey ink.. Fun card. I hope you find some time to play along at Inspiration Destination..
 

Challenges:
Crafty catz #308 - girls just want to have fun
PDE linky party #107 - anything goes
Creative fingers #101- anything goes
Simply create #101 - something new (image I used)
Scrapping 4 fun #58 - anything goes
Polkadoodles - winter birthday
Word art Wednesday #118 - anything goes
Not just cards #28 - anything goes
613 Ave. create #160 - anything goes
Challenge up your left # 33 - color challenge
Crafting when we can #111 - celebrating any occasion
Craft your passion #296 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #96 - anything goes
Crafty boots - ribbon or lace
Melonheadz - color challenge -blue/purple/green
Creative card crew #105 - anything goes
Penny's paper-crafty #262 - celebrations

recipe:  all dressed up image, kraft journal base, dp?, ribbon, pti sentiment, copics, su ink




Wishing you happy birthday - New Release Bugaboo

Tuesday January 26, 2016
 
Welcome to Catch the bug / Bugaboo new release image day..
 
We have the Birthday bash chick
 
 
 I chose to use one of the few images that are in the birthday bash chick set.  This little cuttie caught my eye and so chose her.. I love those long lashes.. reminds me of my little dogs.. (if the groomer doesn't cut them they get quite long.)  I had fun coloring her and bringing her to life.. I placed some hearts that I colored in copics and wink of stella glitter and added them to give some more awhhh to the card.
 
 

Challenges:
613 Ave. create #160 - anything goes
PDE linky party #170 - anything goes
Come and get it # 102 - round things
Robyns fetish #300 - pink, green, yellow, blue
Not just cards - anything goes
Crafting when we can #111 - celebrating any occasion
Craft your passion #296 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #96 - anything goes
Make my Monday - newest or fav. stamp (new image)
Fun cuts - J for jewels - (gems for the dot's on the i's)
City crafters #296 - for the love of pets
Simon Wednesday - anything goes

recipe: bugaboo image, club scrap base, dcwv dp, ss die and sentiment, te gem, negative to a te die hearts, copics, mft die, wink of stella




Friday, January 22, 2016

Day 7 - FUN - Catch the bug - 6th birthday bash

Friday January 22, 2016
 
Well it's day 7 of the Catch the bug 6th birthday bash.  It's our last day of the birthday challenges.
We have Free Friday and theme is below.. Make sure you follow the recipe.
 
 This is my card using the Free Friday - AKV HIPPO image.. The recipe is 1. animal  2. layers  3. brads/bling/buttons..  and I kept it jungle theme using the animal banner and the background paper from DCWV animal crackers paper pad.  The brads are little letters and I spelt out FUN.. inside it will be a birthday sentiment.. I colored the image in copics and used the terry towel and copic 0 to give the hippo texture.
 
 

Challenges:
Not just cards #28 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - critters
Word art Wednesday #218 - anything goes
Cute card Thursday #409 - just boys
Southern girls - anything goes
Creative fingers #101 - anything goes
PDE linky party #107 - anything goes
Simply create #101 - something new (image I used)
Scrapping 4 fun #58 - anything goes

recipe, green base su, dcwv designer paper, brads, qq distressing around edges.




Thursday, January 21, 2016

Day 6 Happy birthday - Catch the bug photo inspiration Birthday bash

Thursday January 21, 2016
 
 

                    Use this photo as inspiration for your card and
                                   include an animal on the card
 


This is my card using the image called birthday penguin cake  I added a lot of circles using various punches and then used my versa mark and pencil eraser to give the little dots. I colored the image with copics.. I hope you play along and you have been having a great time playing in each challenge. One more day to go and the our 6th birthday bash will be over..  
 

Challenges:
Not just cards #28 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - critters
Word art Wednesday #218 - anything goes
Cute card Thursday #409- just boys
Southern girls - anything goes
PDE linky party #106 - anything goes

recipe: bd penguin cake/bugaboo, kraft journal cardstock, dcwv blue circles, qq brown circles, versa mark small circles, wink of stella, various circle punches, ss sentiment, copics




Wednesday, January 20, 2016

You fill my day with Color - Aud Sentiments #147

Thursday January 21 - February 2, 2016
 
 
 

 
 

We do not have a sponsor this week but I did use Simon Says stamps and so wanted to this logo up so that if you were interested in the stamps you could check out the site for SS.  The stamp set is called Color and sunshine..  For my card I used water color paper and white embossed the crayon.. Then I took my Kuretake Gansai paints and colored each one in.. Then just spritzed and colored the background. I dried it and then stamped the sentiment in Hero arts black and SS red .. I used washi tape above and below on the card base then used foam tape and laid the water color paper down..
 
I hope you play along at Aud Sentiments and just remember to put your sentiment on the front or include a photo of the sentiment on the inside.. Have fun.
 

Challenges:
Love to scrap #70 - anything goes
Melonheadz friends - blue/purple/green
Not just cards #28 - anything goes
Creative inspirations #343 - anything goes/opt. sketch
Word art Wednesday #218 - anything goes
Creative knockouts #125 - embossing
Moving along with the times #12 - embossing
Southern girls - anything goes
PDE linky party #106 - anything goes

recipe: image simon says, club scrap base, washi tape, water color paper, kuretake paints, white embossing powder, ink ss.




Day 5 Dino-mite! I love you - Catch the bug's 6th Birthday bash

Wednesday January 20, 2016
 
 
Make a humor card using an animal
 


I am using the dragon image called cute dragon (I think he is Clyde) and I had this cute Dino-mite stamp from pink stamper and the I love you from Simon says. I think he is so cute and the expression on his face is funny. I added the heart designer paper for the background.. perfect for Valentines day and some ribbon and a stampin up ribbon ring.
I hope I have inspired you to play along and use an animal and make it humorous.
 

Challenges:
Lil patch of crafty friends #26 - anything goes
PDE linky party #106 - anything goes
Craft your passion #295 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #95 - anything goes
Eureka stamps #176 - pile it on
Incy wincy designs - tic tac toe (pearl/red/flower)
Stamps and fun #270 - anything goes
Crafty boots - ribbon/lace
Not just cards #28 - anything goes
Crafty sentiment - Valentine card
Shopping our stash - 3-2-1 (3 diff embellishments/2 banners/1 image)

recipe: cute dragon/bugaboo, dp? base is kraft journal kraft, club scrap scrap, 1/2 pearls, ribbon, su ribbon ring, copics, wink of stella




Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Birthday wishes - Inspiration Destination #69

Wednesday January 20, 2016
 
 

 

I am using the image called Belinda.. She is a little girl scout.. I was a brownie and then a girl scout many many years ago.. I still have my sash with all the badges on it and pins.. It's quite old. Probably an antique by now.LOL..
I put wink of stella on the balloons and in real they are so sparkly.. really pretty. I used washi tape along the two sides .. the color worked perfect with the card colors.
I hope you find time and play along at Inspiration Destination where it's always ATG
 

Challenges:
Cupcake inspirations #343 - around the world
PDE linky party #106 - anything goes
Craft your passion #295 - anything goes
Love to scrap #70 - anything goes
Melonheadz friends - blue/purple/green
Not just cards #28 - anything goes
Creative inspirations #343 - anything goes/opt. sketch
Penny's paper crafty # 261 - cats and or children
Word art Wednesday #218 - anything goes

recipe: caab image, su base, washi tape, copics, ss sentiment, wink of stella, bling




Hi Cupcake - Inspiration Destination # 69

Wednesday January 20, 2016
 
 

Our sponsor for this card is Fresh Brewed Designs
 
 
This image is Cupcake for you..  Cute huh. I love that the cupcake is so big and just parts of her body shows.   I chose to use some scraps and do my strips again and keep it girly but also adding browns. I love pink and browns together.  I added a few sequins.
 

Challenges:
Cupcake inspirations #343 - around the world
PDE linky party #106 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #95 - anything goes
Eureka stamps #176 - pile it on
Stamps and fun #270 - anything goes
Use your stuff #207 - 3 or more pattern papers
Love to scrap #70 - anything goes
Not just cards #28 - anything goes
Creative inspirations #343 - anything goes/opt. sketch
Word art Wednesday #218 - anything goes

recipe: image/fresh brewed, various scraps, sentiment?, copics, club scrap base and green, sequins




Day 4 -New release - Happy birthday - Bingo Birthday bash Catch the bug

Tuesday January 19, 2016
 
Its day 4 of our Birthday Bash.. Bingo is the theme.. so dig out those animal images and follow the bingo card and enter your card over at Catch the bug ... 

 Since it's Tuesday this day is always NEW RELEASE day.. and we have  This new image called... Simple cute elephant .... and that she is... I used the third row for my bingo card.. Kraft cardstock.. Use 3 punches (hole punch ms, leaf punch ms, flower punch su) and die cut mft circles.... I colored the cute image with copics and then used a white gel pen to add dots to the hat and present. Viva pearl pen inside the flowers for the center. The happy birthday is an old stamp ?? the water color piece was a scrap from a larger piece I made and it was just sitting around on my desk.. ranger inks were use for the stamping and the watercolor paper colors. I finished with a dotted green ribbon just to give some more color to the card.
 
 

Challenges:
PDE linky party #106 - anything goes
Robyns fetish #299 - animals
Ribbon girl - any image
Dragonfly journeys #40 - it's a jungle out there
Lil patch of crafty friends #26 - anything goes
Craft your passion #295 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #95 - anything goes
Eureka stamps #176 - pile it on
Stamps and fun #270 - anything goes
Crafty boots - ribbon/lace
Not just cards #28 -anything goes

recipe.. I pretty much said above what I used.




Monday, January 18, 2016

Day 3 - Definitely not an ORDINARY moment - Catch the bug 6th birthday

Monday January 18, 2016
 
Welcome to day 3 of Catch the bugs 6th birthday..
 
Todays challenge theme is a COLOR CHALLENGE
 


                            This is the color swatch to use to make you card


Because Mondays at Catch the bug.. is ABC (anything but a card)  and I am on the DT.. today is my assigned day so I made a journal page for one of my months cover page..
YOU can make anything.. you do not have to make a ABC.. Just follow the color theme 
 
I used the image that comes in a mini set called tall jungle blocks.. I of course used the snake.. I used a lot of scraps I had for the colors needed. I had fun trying to find a sentiment .. not that you have to use one but I wanted something that went with this image. I chose this sentiment from Tech. Tues.  as it made me laugh as we always have those not so ordinary moments.. I colored the image and layered it on a brown scrap and then layered the whole piece on a piece of green so the back would look nice and then ran it through my Xyron laminator and punched the holes so I can put it into my Franklin Ava journal .. I love making these pages and being able to enjoy through out the year.. I will be making a lot more when my Monday mandatory day comes up..
I hope you have fun playing along and remember use the colors above and make your card..
 
 

Challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. #346 - anything but a card
Creative fingers #100 - anything goes
PDE linky party #100 - anything goes
Wags n whiskers #169 - anything goes
Simply papercraft #21 - anything goes
Scrapping 4fun #57 - anything goes
Robyns fetish #299 - animals
Dragonfly journeys #40 - it's a jungle out there
Lil patch of crafty friends #26 - anything goes
Use your stuff #207 - 3 or more pattern papers
Not just cards #28 - anything goes

recipe: bugaboo image, recollection base, lot of scraps, sentiment tech. tues, copics, xyron laminator




Sunday, January 17, 2016

Day 2 - wishing you a happy birthday - Catch the bug 6th birthday

Sunday January 17, 2016
 
Today is day 2 of the 6th birthday challenge at Catch the bug
 
Our challenge today is a "SKETCH"
 


FOLLOW THIS SKETCH ABOVE..
 


This is my card using the above sketch.  I used washi tape for the stripes.. I have so much and need to use it more... along with a lot of other supplies.  I am using the image called Chameleon small for the image. I had this awesome sentiment from Simon says for the wanna hang out?  I thought with the chameleon hanging it worked..
 
I hope you play along and use the sketch above and use a jungle / zoo image
 

Challenges:
Creative knockouts #124 - for a child
Cute card Thursday #408 - a bit of fun
Creative fingers #100 - anything goes
QKR stampede #174 - lots of layers
PDE linky party #106 - anything goes
Wags n whiskers #169 - anything goes
Simply papercraft #21 - anything goes
Robyns fetish #299 - animals
Ribbon girl - any image
Dragonfly journeys #40 - it's a jungle out there
Quirky crafts #1 - lets celebrate

recipe: bugaboo image, kraft journal kraft, recollection orange, green, quick quote scrap, washi tape, pti happy birthday, simon says wishing you, copics




Saturday, January 16, 2016

Day 1 -You make my heart sing / Catch the bug 6th Birthday

Saturday January 16, 2016
 
It's Catch the bugs 6th birthday.. Yeah Happy Birthday to us.
 
Our theme this year is Jungle/Zoo  so dig out those jungle/zoo images and get ready to play along for a week of fun at Catch the bug..There are a lot of prizes to win and you can get the full details over at Catch the bug..
 
Todays theme is "WILD THING YOU MAKE MY HEART SING"
 


I am using the image called Elephant love as they look quite in love and I had this awesome sentiment from My Favorite Things which was perfect.. 
I hope you play along, as always it's a lot of fun and chances to win..
 

Challenges:
Creative inspirations #342 - florals
Penny's paper crafty #260 - anything goes
Creative knockouts #124 - for a child
Cute card Thursday #408 - a bit of fun
DRS designs #209 - heart to heart
Creative fingers #100 - anything goes
QKR stampede #174 - lots of layers
PDE linky party #106 - anything goes
Simply papercraft #21 - anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun #57 - anything goes


recipe: bugaboo image, su card stock, su wheel, mft sentiment, ss happy birthday, bling, copics




Tuesday, January 12, 2016

I too a long look at my life - Inspiration Destination #68

Wednesday January 13, 2016
 
 

Our sponsor is SLS Lines
 

I am using this dapper guy called Little man with bowler hat.. I had to use the sentiment from Art Impression.. it just went so well with the image.. He looks like he would say that.. He was fun to color and just use colors that fit with the sentiment also.. I was smiling a lot while making this card. (I'm not a fan of smoking but it's with the image)
 
I hope you find time to play along and post your card over at Inspiration Destination.
 

Challenges:
613 Ave. create #158 - anything goes/opt. bd/anniv.
Dragonfly journeys #39 - you crack me up/funny
Crafting when we can #110 - something new (image/bg dp)
Craft your passion #294 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart # 94 - anything goes
Eureka stamps #175 - something new (image/bg dp)
PDE linky party #105 - anything goes
Inky impressions #281 - all things new (image/bg dp)
Penny's paper crafty #260 - anything goes
Crafting by designs - seeing red

recipe: image sls lines, su base, dp, vellum, art impressions sentiment, copics, acrylic dots




Coffee - A magical substance / Inspiration Destination #68

Wednesday January 13, 2016
 
 

Our sponsor for this card is Bugaboo stamps
 

This is my card using the lovely sassy Stella.. This image is called Stella magical substance.. I think a lot of us can identify with this sentiment.. I really had fun making this card and coloring her up as I drank my magical brew..
I hope you find time to play along and post your card over at Inspiration Destination.. it's always ATG.
 

Challenges:
613 Ave. create #158 - anything goes/opt. bd/anniv.
Dragonfly journeys #39 - you crack me up/funny
Craft your passion #294 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #94 - anything goes
Use your stuff #206 - brads
PDE linky party #105 - anything goes
Penny's paper crafty #260 - anything goes

recipe: bugaboo image, dcwv dp, su punch, ms punch, su brads, copics, wink of stella




Happy Valentine's day deer - NR - Catch the bug

Tuesday January 12, 2016
 
Today Tuesday at Catch the bug is NEW RELASE day and the NR is "Happy Valentine's day deer"
 

Wouldn't this make a cute valentines day for that loved one of yours.. Hubby, spouse, friend.. I love it.  I hope you go over to the Bugaboo store and see some of the cute images Jodie has been drawing.
For the texture on the deer I used the "0" copics on a small piece of terry towel and dabbed it on the colored image.. make sure you don't color anything else till you have done this technique or all that was colored will have this texture.


Challenges:
613 Ave. create #158 - anything goes/opt. bd/anniv
Dragonfly journeys #39 - you crack me up /funny
Crafting when we can #110 - something new (image)
Craft your passion #294 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart # 94 - anything goes
Eureka stamps #175 - something new (image/bling)
PDE linky party #105 - anything goes
Shopping our stash #234- something new

recipe: image/bugaboo, kraft journal base, bazzill red, crate paper dp?, bling, wink of stella, black cs




Saturday, January 09, 2016

Happy Birthday - Catch the bug BINGO

Saturday January 9, 2016
 
It's Saturday so time for a new challenge at Catch the bug  Today's theme is BINGO
 

This is the BINGO card to follow..


This is y card using the BINGO card above.. I used the row.. LACE / BUTTON / DIE CUT.. I used the image called Birthday Bear
I am not a lace person so I decided to make a flower and add the button to the center. I really like how this flower came out.. I might be doing another one using lace.. I added some leaves using the Taylored Express die. The sentiment is from Simon Says.. I think I will give this card to my Great Granddaughter for her 3rd birthday coming up in March.. I hope you play along over at Catch the bug.  OH to get the texture on the bear, I took a old piece of terry cloth towel and put some copic 0(colorless blender) on it and dabbed it on the bear. It gives this great texture look
 
Challenges:
Eureka stamps #174 - birthday
Lil patch of crafty friends #25 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday #217 - anything goes
Crafting by designs - anything goes
Crafty gals corner #53 - anything goes
Creative fingers #100 - anything goes
Brown sugar #108 - anything goes
Crafty catz #306 - flowers
Jo's scrap shack #120 - anything goes
PDE linky party #105 - anything goes
Simply create #100 - celebrate
Scrapping 4 fun #57 - anything goes/digi
Allsorts #345 - ribbon/lace
Sweet stampin - flowers

recipe: birthday bear/bugaboo, club scrap base, button, lace, te die, ss sentiment, copics