Friday, December 30, 2016

Merry Christmas - Catch the bug Free Friday

 Friday December 30, 2016
 
Welcome to another fun Free Friday at Catch the bug.. image by Bugaboo Store
 
 
 
This is the fun imaged called AKV deer... this little guy is so cute.  It's quite a simple card and you can make it even simpler or not..
I used a Kraft strip and stamped Simon Says sentiment and used Quick Quote ink to distress the edges. I used Simon Says stitch die and My Favorite Things circle die and cut the image out. I colored the image in Copcis using various browns.. I die cut the holly from Paper Trey ink and used a little Quick Quote ink to give some depth. I die cut the pretty leaves with Stampin Up die set. I then added some goosebumps to the holly and called it quit.  I love the look. I hope you pick up this fun image.. Since it's too late for this years Christmas you'll have next years image.
 
 

Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas #313 - use a sentiment
Pile it on #123 - celebration
Use your stuff - Merry Christmas
Alphabet challenge - U- use red
That's crafty - anything goes
Art by Miran #74 - anything goes
A gem of a challenge #184 - anything Christmas
Melonheadz - time for Christmas
Cards in envy - celebrate the season
The paper girls #118 - anything goes
Inky chicks #76 - Christmas traditional colors
Lemon shortbread - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 262-263 - anything goes
4 crafty chicks #331 - anything goes
Cute card Thursday #458 - anything goes






Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Celebrat today and always - Inspiration Destination #118

Wednesday December 28, 2016
 
Welcome to Inspiration Destination #118 where
it's always ANYTHING GOES
 

Our sponsor for this card is Sweet n Sassy
 

This is my card using the image called Tulips.. I love yellow and purple together so I decided to make this card because it gives a fresh feel to the card. I used a die cut postage I got from my friend
Monika at Creative with Monika in Germany  .. We exchanged die cuts .. mine has stitching and her doesn't .. I like the shinny purple and then I added a darker purple behind the image. I added a fun ribbon and half pearls. The sentiment is from Paper Trey Ink stamped in Stampin up ink. The image is colored with copics..
Hope you find time to play along at Inspiration Destination.
 

Challenges:
Pile it on #123 - celebration
Simon Monday - party time
Polkadoodles wk. 50-51 - anything goes
That's crafty - anything goes
Art by Miran #74 - anything goes
Love to scrap #92 - anything goes
The paper girls #118 - anything goes
Lemon shortbread - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 262-263 - anything goes











Merry Christmas / Be Joyful - Inspiration Destination #118

Wednesday December 28, 2016
 
Welcome to another challenge at Inspiration Destination #118
It's Always ANYTHING GOES
 

Our sponsor for this challenge is Bugaboo Stamps
 

Well this is my first Christmas card for 2017.. LOL   poor thinking on my part but I loved this image and wanted to use it and now was the time.. I guess since I am also on Catch the bug design team I could of used it there.. but nope.. I am using it now.. So I am one card a head for 2017..
I used Kraft and stamped Be Joyful and Merry Christmas by Simon Says over the background in Stampin Up ink. I then embossed the red base behind the image with large dot embossing folder.. I colored the image with copics and added some glitter on all three images. Love Bugaboo images..
Sure hope you find some time to play along at Inspiration Destination.. Maybe you got some fun Christmas/Holiday craft supplies screaming to be used.. Head over to Inspiration Destination and enter your card/project.. It's always ANYTHING GOES 
 

Challenges:
Brown sugar #230 - Christmas
QKR stampede #223 - Santa
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas #313 - use a sentiment
Little scrap pieces - Merry Christmas
Sweet stampin - Santa
Pile it on #123 - celebration
Use your stuff - Merry Christmas
Alphabet challenge - U- use red
Art by Miran #74 - anything goes
A gem of a challenge #184 - anything Christmas
Melonheadz - time for Christmas
Cards in envy - celebrate the season
Love to scrap #92 - anything goes
The paper girls #118 - anything goes
Inky chicks #76 - Christmas traditional colors
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 262-263 - anything goes





Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Happy Birthday - Inspiration Destination #117

Wednesday December 21, 2016
 
It's Always ANYTHING GOES
 

Our sponsor for this card is Rick St. dennis
 

This is my card using the fun image called Flirty Flora Valentine girl... I decided to make her a birthday girl.. I first used Simon says Happy Birthday stamp and then in the blank area I used Simon says large heart stamp. I did this all over the base of the card. It's kind a hard to see that it says Happy Birthday so I tried to have it show through the frame and along the bottom. I used wink of stella on the hearts. I colored the image and decided to use some teal so I added the ribbons to the side of the frame to tie the colors in. The frame is my postage stamp die and using the next size smaller inside when I cut it so it gives a frame look. She looks like she is ready for some Birthday partyin..
I sure hope you find time to play along at Inspiration Destination.. It's Always ATG.. Sure you have some Christmas / Holiday cards you can post..
 


Challenges:
Jo's scrap shack #169 - anything goes
Brown sugar #228 - anything goes
Crafty catz #351 - anything goes
Alphabet challenge - U-use something red
The crafters café #163 - ribbon
The ribbon girl - Dec. any image anything goes
Simon Monday - party time
Crafting from the heart #141 - anything goes
The crazy challenge #238 - everything goes
Love to scrap #92 - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #34 - anything goes
Digi choosday wk. 51-52 - anything goes
Lemon shortbread #31 - anything goes
Penny's paper crafty #309 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 262-263 - anything goes





Saturday, December 17, 2016

Wedding card for Mark and Trey

Saturday December 17, 2016
 
Hello.. I have a fun Saturday card to share with you today. My baby brother Mark got married to his partner Trey after 13 years together on December 3, 2016.   They finally tied the knot..
I am sure some of you don't believe in this. .. but I love my brother and stand by him and feel we all deserve love and happiness between consenting adults.  We've come a long way in this world and I have dear friends who are gay and I have no issues. I don't think this defines who we are. There are so many things that make us who we are.  We are all human and have issues..
I'm overweight so I'm sure there are people who look at this as wrong and have issues with my body, my looks. I remember growing up and being left handed and teachers (this was in the early 50's) trying to make me right handed because it was the right thing to be.. well it didn't work. I'm still left handed even though I use my right hand for some things only because there didn't happen to be left handed scissors or measuring cups available for me. 
 
Any way back to my card.. I cut the figures in the background out of black.. these are the friends and family who stand up for the married couple and wish them well.. I cut the gentlemen out of kraft and punched out a Stampin up heart and EK heart and adhered it over their joined hands. I used my Spectrum Noir sparkle pen on the hearts. I cut the Congratulations by Simon Says out of a scrap piece of DCWV paper. I like the colors and also carried it over to the flower. The flower die is from My Favorite things, in fact all dies except the word is MFT..  I did use some Quick Quote ink on the flower petals and leaves. I added some micro mini beads to the center of the flower.  The background paper is a scrap I think from DCWV. I love the message this card give. I'll have to keep this in mind for another wedding card.  I hope they have many more years of happiness and building more memories..
 

Challenges:
Crafty Creations #330- masculine
Glitter n sparkle #218 - anything goes
Craft your passion #342 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #140 - anything goes
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Digi choosday wk. 50 - anything goes
Tuesday throw-down #323 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 260-261 - anything goes
Crafty gals corner #101 - anything goes
The male room #50 - celebrations
Crafty girls creations #31 - anything goes
Jo's scrap shack #169 - anything goes
Brown sugar #228 - anything goes
Crafty catz #351 - anything goes
Creative corner - congratulations
That's crafty - flower power
Hiding in my craft room #280 - masculine






Thursday, December 15, 2016

All good wishes for Christmas - Creative with Stamps #9

Thursday December 15, 2016
 
It's mid month reminder for our Creative with Stamps #9 challenge. The challenge is Use Christmas Stamps
 

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Another fun Christmas card. I used Simon Says stamps. I stamped the trees in Ranger ink and used copic to add the trunks behind the sleigh. I embossed the snow and snowflakes. Give great texture. I have never used this stamp set.. well I used the sentiment at one time.. but the rest never. It was fun making this card.
 

Challenges:
Creative corner - Christmas time
Alphabet challenge - use something red (red ink)
Scrapping 4 fun #80 - Christmas
Art by Miran #73 - anything goes
Sweet stampin - animals
A gem of a challenge #184 - anything goes Christmas
My time to craft #335 - Christmas animals
Glitter n sparkle #218 - anything goes
Dragonfly journeys #81 - snowy days
Stamped blessings - heARTful
AAA cards #79 - Christmas
Crafting when we can #134 - Christmas
Craft your passion #342 - anything goes
Simon Monday - let there be snow
Use your stuff #245 - let it snow
Crafting from the heart #140 - anything goes
Crafty boots - Christmas
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Digi choosday wk. 50 - anything goes
Tuesday throw-down #323 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 260-261 - anything goes
Crafty gals corner #101 - anything goes






Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Believe in the wonders - Inspiration Destination #116

Wednesday December 14, 2016
 
Catch the bug is on vacation till 2017
Aud Sentiments is on vacation till 2017
 
But we still have challenges for Creative with Stamps and Inspiration Destination.. Hope you find time to play along..
 
Welcome to another challenge at Inspiration Destination #116
The challenge is always ANYTHING GOES
 

Our sponsor this challenge is Robyns Fetish
 

This is my card using the image Moose.. I thought it could be for Valentines but also Christmas. I chose this cute background banners paper scrap I had and I wanted it upside down vs. swaying down banner.. I like the look and I gave her some spiffy looking cloths.. The sentiment is from Simon Says ... I sure hope you find time to play along and enter at Inspiration Destination.
 

Challenges:
Brown sugar #228 - anything goes
Crafty catz #350 - non traditional Christmas colors
Creative corner - Christmas time
QKR stampede #221 - Christmas non traditional colors
PDE linky party #150 - all cards
Scrapping 4 fun #80 - Christmas
Art by Miran #73 - anything goes
Colour crazy wk. 28 - anything goes
Sweet stampin - animals
A gem of a challenge #184 - anything goes Christmas
My time to craft #335 - Christmas animals
Glitter n sparkle #218 - anything goes
AAA cards #79 - Christmas
Crafting when we can #134 - Christmas
Craft your passion #342 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #140 - anything goes
Crafty boots - Christmas
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Digi choosday wk. 50 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 260-261 - anything goes





Saturday, December 10, 2016

My advice doll Catch the bug Saturday Challenge

Saturday December 10, 2016
 
Welcome to a new challenge at Catch the bug..
The theme for this challenge is
MAKE US LAUGH
 


                       You can find awesome images at the Bugaboo Store..


This is my card and I used the image called Friends don't le friends wine alone   I chose to use a fun sentiment from Art Impressions.. I thought it went well with the image and then add Happy Birthday inside the card. I colored the image in Copics and used Washi tape. I mounted the sentiment on an embossed strip. Looks like these girls are having too much fun..  Hope it made you laugh and that you play along over at Catch the bug.


Challenges:
Brown sugar #228 - anything goes
PDE linky party #150 - all cards
Alphabet challenge - use something red (red copics)
That's crafty - flower power (washi tape)
Art by Miran #73 - anything goes
Colour crazy wk. 28 - anything goes





Friday, December 09, 2016

Ho! Ho! Ho! - Day 7 Catch the bug Holiday Chaos

Friday December 9, 2016
 
 Welcome to our Holiday Chaos at Catch the bug  with images from Bugaboo..
Day 7.. our last day :(   I sure hope y'all have had fun.
The theme for todays card is to use the Free Friday image Crabby Cat Christmas and BINGO..
 

here is the BINGO card to follow.. you know the rules.. three in a row or diagonal...
 

This is my card using the FREE FRIDAY crabby cat Christmas.. I used the middle row.. Freebie, Mittens, Ribbon/bow...  I colored the cat in copics. I used a My Favorite Things circle die. The mittens are from Taylored Expressions.. it's from the kitchen set and I used the die from that set and instead of using the stamp to make it look like an oven mitt I just colored it with copic pen and used Nuvo dots to give a Christmas mitten look. I added bakers twine.  I needed something else on the background so grabbed my washi tape and then stamped Simon Says Ho! Ho! Ho! along the top.  I think she is giving a sarcastic Ho! Ho! Ho!.. Grab the Free Friday image and chose your BINGO row and make that fun card and post to Catch The Bug.. It's the last day of our Christmas Chaos.. Hope you had a blast. 
 

Challenges:
A bit more time to craft #33 - anything goes
Crafy Hazelnut's Christmas #310 - Christmas
Dragonfly journeys #80 - Christmas critters
AAA cards #79 - CAS Christmas
Artistic inspirations #169 - anything goes
Crafty boots - Christmas
Cardz 4 guyz #149 - Christmas animals
Addicted to stamps #223 - holiday
Creative moments #108 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 260-261 - anything goes
Crafty gals corner #100 - anything goes
Crafty catz #350 - non traditional Christmas colors
Creative corner - Christmas time
QKR stampede #221 - Christmas non traditional colors
PDE linky party #150 - all cards
Scrapping 4 fun #80 - Christmas







Thursday, December 08, 2016

Warm Holiday wishes - Day 6 Catch the bug Holiday Chaos

Thursday December 8, 2016
 
Welcome to our Holiday Chaos at Catch the bug with images from Bugaboo.
Day 6...  The theme for your card is
 USE AN OLD IMAGE AND OLD PAPER FROM YOUR STASH..
 
 
This is my card using the sweet image called Bear skate from the Mini set   It's an older set and I used my Peppermint Forest papers from Jo-Ann... it's quite old. It's a large 12x12 pad that is falling apart.. I cut it down to include the reindeers as I thought they were cute going by in the background. I fussy cut the image out and colored her with copics. I just added the sentiment from Simon Says. Really a simple card to make. Hardest part was cutting out the image. LOL
 

Challenges:
A bit more time to craft #33 - anything goes
My time to craft #335 - Christmas animals
Crafy Hazelnut's Christmas #310 - Christmas
Dragonfly journeys #80 - Christmas critters
AAA cards #79 - CAS Christmas
Artistic inspirations #169 - anything goes
Melonheadz friends - winter
Love to scrap #91 - winter wonderland
Crafty boots - Christmas
Cardz 4 guyz #149 - Christmas animals
Cards und more #173 - Oooh sooo cold!!
Addicted to stamps #223 - holiday
Crafting by designs - here come the holidays
Simon Wednesday - Ice inspirations
Word art Wednesday wk. 260-261 - anything goes
Stampavie and more #275 - glitter
Moving along with the times #35 - Christmas scene







Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Merry Christmas Dear - Aud Sentiments #170

Thursday December 8-20, 2016
 
Welcome to another fun challenge at Aud Sentiments #170
Our challenge for these two weeks is
Christmas for your love + sentiment
 

                                          Our sponsor for this card is The Paper Shelter
 
 

This is the image I chose to use called Are we ready my friend?
I had to use this image because it's so cute and I had this cute sentiment that went perfect for my Dear hubby.. I stamped it in red and then versa mark stamped it over the rest of the background. I added XO along the bottom for extra love for my hubby.. The sentiment looked a little plain so added the holly by the sentiment.  I colored the darling image in copics and added glitter to the whites of his fir and the deer bell.  I hope you find time to play along. Make your Christmas card for your love and add a sentiment..
 

Challenges:
My time to craft #335 - Christmas animals
Inkspirational #123 - CAS with sparkle
Crafy Hazelnut's Christmas #310 - Christmas
Dragonfly journeys #80 - Christmas critters
AAA cards #79 - CAS Christmas
Addicted to stamps #137 - Christmas
Artistic inspirations #169 - anything goes
Love to scrap #91 - winter wonderland
Crafty boots - Christmas
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Cardz 4 guyz #149 - Christmas animals
Inky chicks #76 - traditional Christmas colors
Lemon shortbread #30 - anything goes
Cards und more #173 - Oooh sooo cold!!
Addicted to stamps #223 - holiday
Crafting by designs - here come the holidays
Creative moments #108 - anything goes
Crafty addicts #30 - anything goes/Christmas colors
Word art Wednesday wk. 260-261 - anything goes
Stampavie and more #275 - glitter







Thou shalt not whine - Day 5 Catch the bug Holiday Chaos

Wednesday December 7, 2016
 
Welcome to our Holiday Chaos at Catch the bug with images from Bugaboo
Day 5... The theme for this card is
MAKE IT FUNNY WITH A HOLIDAY SENTIMENT
 
 
 
 
 
Use a funny Christmas Sentiment
 
 

This is my card using the image called Santa with presents   Boy it's hard to come up with a funny Christmas sentiment.. so I went to my standby sarcastic sentiments from Dylusion.. and chose one of the less sarcastic ones.. Thou shalt not whine.. and then Tech. Tuesday sentiment That Christmas feeling.. I know we have all had kids or know of kids and some adults that whine about Christmas.. and that Christmas feeling.. so thought this one worked to make it funny.. I cant wait to see what y'all come up with.. I will be taking notes for next year if there is a need for a funny sentiment so get your funny card over to Catch the bug..
 

Challenges:
A bit more time to craft #33 - anything goes
The crafters café #162 - Christmas or Birthday
Crafy Hazelnut's Christmas #310 - Christmas
Cupcake inspirations #387 - photo/colors
Glitter n sparkle #217 - traditional Christmas colors
AAA cards #79 - CAS Christmas
Addicted to stamps #137 - Christmas
Craft your passion #341 - anything goes
Use your stuff #244 - layers
Crafting from the heart #139 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #169 - anything goes
Crafty boots - Christmas
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Digi choosday wk. 49 - anything goes
Inky chicks #76 - traditional Christmas colors
Lemon shortbread #30 - anything goes
Addicted to stamps #223 - holiday
Crafting by designs - here come the holidays
Crafty addicts #30 - anything goes/Christmas colors
Word art Wednesday wk. 260-261 - anything goes