Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Listen to your heart - Aud Sentiments #176

Thursday March 28 - April 13, 2017
 
Well its almost the end of March and weather is finally feeling like spring.. Love the warmth, colors and smells in the air.. Hope you have a great spring.
 
We're on to another challenge at Aud Sentiments #176
The theme is
ANYTHING GOES - BUT NO BIRTHDAY SENTIMENT
ALSO MAKE SURE YOUR SENTIMENT IS SEEN..
 
 
Our sponsor for this challenge is The Paper Shelter

 
 
 I am using the image called I miss you.. I planned on making this card a circle card but the dies were just a smidge too small and I did not want to print it out again... so I made it like my usual cards. A-2 .. I colored her with copics and added a sentiment that I had on my table.. I think it's from Stampin up. I used glossy accents on the hearts in the border and around her necklace. I used Quick Quote pink ink to distress the edges. I added a gem to her necklace. Around the card I added Nuvo drops.   Check out the cards the DT made.. You'll be inspired..

Challenges:
The daily marker day  day 23
Word art Wednesday #274-275 - anything goes
Craft rocket #35 - feminine
CCC digi #69 - for the girls
A bit more time to craft #40 - anything goes
Creatalicious challenges #111 - anything goes/opt. gems/pearls
Crafty catz #162 - anything goes/opt. touch pink
That's crafty - bling it up
Your next stamp #60 - color challenge
Colour crazy wk. 11 - anything goes
Glitter 'n' sparkle #231 - anything goes
Come and get it - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #151 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #175 - anything goes
Digi choosday wk. 12 - anything goes
Inky chicks #80 - flowers
Creative moments #114 - anything goes/opt. spring colors
Word art Wednesday wk. 274-275 - anything goes
Penny's paper-crafty #321 - anything goes
Fab 'n' funky #343 - flowers
The house that stamps built #M2217 - anything goes






Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Wishing you a cozy day - Stampavie and More #283

Wednesday March 22, 2017
 
Welcome to another two week challenge at Stampavie and More #283 where the theme for this
challenge is PAPER PIECING
 
 
I seldom do paper piecing... so when I saw this was the theme.. Humm what will I do??? So digging through my stamps I saw this fun Simon Says stamp set.. and thought perfect.. Instead of just paper piecing the pillows. I thought why not.. lets paper piece the cat and dog.. Aren't they cute? I had the kitten head also in the print but you just lost the face so I stamped the head on a plain cream piece of paper. I found a lighter color tan for the dog and stamped his head. The head are adhered with foam dots and the body also is so they are extra thick.  I used various straps of paper for this whole card. I did use a little copic coloring to the heads to give it more depth.  You always hear how kittens are like a queen.. so I thought the EK crown punch was a nice touch. (I don't have cats because I am allergic to them but I love seeing videos and photos of kittens and if I wasn't allergic I know I would have one or two) We do have two dogs, they are hair dogs so I am not allergic to them.  :)  The hearts are EK punch and some left over from other projects.. most likely Simon Says. I like how it came out.. I hope you play along and I cant wait to see what you have created in paper piecing.


Challenges:
Creatalicious challenges #111 - anything goes/opt. gems/pearls
Word art Wednesday #274-275 - anything goes
The daily marker day 21
Jo's scrap shack #180 - anything goes
Crafty catz #162 - anything goes/opt. touch pink
QKR stampeded #235 - congrats or anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun #86 - recycle/old stash (old stash-hearts and crown)
Creative corner - for the dogs
Come and get it - anything goes
Glitter 'n' sparkle #231 - anything goes
Simon Monday - layer it up
Crafting from the heart #151 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #175 - anything goes
Tuesday throw-down #335 - add dimension
Creative moments #114 - anything goes/opt. spring colors
Word art Wednesday wk. 274-275 - anything goes
Penny's paper-crafty #321 - anything goes
The house that stamps built #M2217 - anything goes






Happy Easter - Catch the bug =New Release

Tuesday March 21, 2017
 
It's Tuesday so that means it's New Release day at Catch the bug.. The images can be found in the Bugaboo Store..
 
 
This is the cute little guy.. Called Wee One Easter Bunny Boy.  I am not one to make Easter cards but this just had to be..
I wanted a plaid background so took out My Favorite Things stamp set which makes it easy to make plaid.. it's just getting the right color combo... I have issues with this but when I was done stamping (I used Ranger inks) I took a black sharpie and drew lines. I liked it better once that was done. I then took the Simon Says word bubble and stamped Holly Berry House sentiment and colored with Zig markers. I tried to make the background the brownish color from the plaid.. It came out dirty looking (at least to me it looks that way).. I colored the image with copics and die cut from My Favorite Things stitched oval. I used a white gel pen on the eggs. When the image was mounted I added some sequins and some small stars and heart sequins. They are really hard to see but they are there.  I hope I have inspired you to get this cute image. 


Challenges:
Art impressions #204 - spring
A bit more time to craft #40 - anything goes
The daily marker day 17
Creatalicious challenges #111 - anything goes/opt. gems/pearls
Word art Wednesday #274-275 - anything goes
Jo's scrap shack #180 - anything goes
Crafty catz #162 - anything goes/opt. touch pink
QKR stampeded #235 - congrats or anything goes
That's crafty - bling it up
Your next stamp #60 - color challenge
Colour crazy wk. 11 - anything goes
Glitter 'n' sparkle #231 - anything goes
Pile it on #128 - humor/and or plaid
Addicted to stamps #144 - Easter
Crafting from the heart #151 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #175 - anything goes
Ooh la la #224 - spring is in the air
Crafty sentiments - Easter








Sunday, March 19, 2017

You rawr the best - Billie and Monika

Monday March 20, 2017
 
oops I think I posted 12 hr. too soon..
 
Well Monika and I are on month 2 of our challenge to each other.. My months to chose are Feb and March so I chose Monsters for March only because I recently got these awesome errie eyes by Doodlebug and wanted to use them.. Aren't they the cutest eyes.. The stamp set is Taylored Expressions and dies. I colored them in copics. The background is another piece of the found stash of papers I made with my home made Gelli plate. I again used bubble wrap to get the circle. There is bronze metallic and teal paints. I made the paper quite awhile back so not sure brands. I thought this would make a nice background and fun way to use the paper. I circle punched the sentiments and added floss to make it look like balloons. Added some white dots and rounded the two corners and called me happy...
I hope you head over to Monika's blog Creative with Monika and see her monster card.. She has really helped me think more on making my own backgrounds vs. DP.. I like the idea .. but I do love my DP..
 
Challenges:
The daily marker day   day 20
Cards und more #180 - kids/children
Simon Wednesday - a bit o green (Taylored Expression images/sentiments)
Fab 'n' funky #342 - children
Cute card Thursday #469 - celebrate
A bit more time to craft #40 - anything goes
Creatalicious challenges #111 - anything goes/opt. gems/pearls
Word art Wednesday #274-275 - anything goes
Jo's scrap shack #180 - anything goes
Crafty catz #162 - anything goes/opt. touch pink
QKR stampeded #235 - congrats or anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun #86 - recycle/old stash (stash- background paper, floss)
A gem of a challenge #190 - boy birthday





Saturday, March 18, 2017

Thinking of & missing you - Catch the bug -BINGO

Saturday March 18, 2017
 
Welcome to another challenge at Catch the bug - BINGO.. 
 
 
This is the BINGO card to follow


 
This image is called Kidz 1 which can be found at the Bugaboo Store.. Isn't she just the cutest.. I chose the last row.. Bugaboo image/flower/stripes... I used Lil Inker stitched die to cut out the pieces. I added a little washi tape to the two corners just because. I added some Martha Stewart leaves and Stampin up punched flowers to the bottom corners along to some gems to the inside of the flowers. The image is colored with Copics and added some white gel pen for accents.. Oh the sentiment is from Simon Says.


Challenges:
The daily marker day  day 18
Glitter n sparkle #230 - use some green
Crafting from the heart #150 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #174 - anything goes
Ooh la la #224 - spring is in the air
City crafters #353 - spring is around the corner
Deep ocean #150 - dots and or stripes
Pinspirational #186 - spring
Simon Wednesday - a bit o green(bow/part of dress copic YG21 green)
Fab 'n' funky #342 - children
Crafty creations #337 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday #274-275 - anything goes
The sisterhood of crafters - celebrating women
Craft rocket #35 - feminine
Moving along with the times #41 - handmade/die flowers
CCC digi #69 - for the girls
A bit more time to craft #40 - anything goes
Creatalicious challenges #111 - anything goes/opt. gems/pearls
Crafty catz #162 - anything goes/opt. touch pink
Scrapping 4 fun #86 - recycle/old stash (stash- flowers and washi tape)
That's crafty - bling it up
Your next stamp #60 - color challenge
Cards und more #180 - kids/children 








Friday, March 17, 2017

Hugs - Catch the bug Free Friday

Friday March 17, 2017
 
Welcome to another Catch the bug FREE FRIDAY..
 
You can see more images over at the Bugaboo Store
 
 
 
This is the Free Image.. It's one of my favorites.. I have used it before. It's a great spring / fall image and there are so many color combos.. I am not a pink person but I saw this Postage Frame that Monika sent me.. (thank you Monika) and so went with it.. I used washi tape in the corners. and die cut My Favorite Things Hugs. It was a very simple card to make.  Oh I colored it with copics The boot looks yellow but I used Yellow/Green YG21.. I love that color and added some Noir pen for some shimmer.
 

Challenges:
The daily marker day  day 17
A gem of a challenge #189 - 3 B's  - boot, bug, bouquet
Glitter n sparkle #230 - use some green
Come and get it - things with wings (dragonfly and ladybug)
Artistic inspirations #174 - anything goes
Ooh la la #224 - spring is in the air
City crafters #353 - spring is around the corner
Cards und more #180 - kids/children
Pinspirational #186 - spring
Simon Wednesday - a bit o green
Word art Wednesday #274-275 - anything goes
Craft rocket #35 - feminine
Art impressions #204 - spring
CCC digi #69 - for the girls
A bit more time to craft #40 - anything goes
Creatalicious challenges #111 - anything goes/opt. gems/pearls
Crafty catz #162 - anything goes/opt. touch pink
Alphabet challenge - "A" anything with wings
Scrapping 4 fun #86 - recycle/old stash (old stash-postage die cut)




Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Believe - Creative with Stamps #12 / Easter

Wednesday March 15, 2017
 
Welcome to mid month reminder over at
 
I hope you have time to play along. We have lots of beautiful cards added to the challenge blog and hope you are inspired by the entries and design teams creations. Play along and have fun. 
 
 
Below is the challenge graphic that needs to be added to your blog list where you show what challenges you are entering. Please add it if you are adding a card so you can possibly win the challenge.

 
As I said on March 1st.. I don't send out Easter cards but I thought it doesn't have to say Easter but a card that could be used for Easter or any other reason.. This awesome cross is if I remember right from Spellbinder.. The die is from Simon Says.. I love the word Believe.. in fact I have a white tattoo on my inside left wrist ...Believe..  I took some watercolor paper and embossed the cross in black embossing powder then took my Kuretake Gansai Tambi paints and three colors and did the background. I let it dry, then I took some water and splattered it on the watercolor piece and blotted it up. Then took Mr. Huey's calico shine and splattered it over the card. I was searching for the right card base color or background card stock color to add the design piece to but was not finding the right piece.. Then thought of my Washi tape - low and behold there was the perfect piece. So I lined both sides of the card with this awesome Washi tape and then used some foam adhesive to raise the cross card piece.  I am loving this card and look. 


Challenges:
The daily marker day  day 15
Jo's scrap shack #179 - anything goes
Crafty catz #361 - atg /opt. using mainly green
QKR stampede #234 - thank you or anything goes
Pause Dream Enjoy #163 - cards
Alphabet challenge "Z" - zero embellishments
Color crazy wk. 10 - anything goes
Sweet stampin - anything but birthday
Glitter n sparkle #230 - use some green
HeARTful stamping - green
Use your stuff #255 - embossing
Crafting from the heart #150 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #174 - anything goes
Cards in envy - keep it simple
City crafters #353 - spring is around the corner
Deep ocean #150 - dots and or stripes
Simon Wednesday - a bit o green
Word art Wednesday #274-275 - anything goes










Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Thanks you to the Hostess with the Mostess! Inspiration Destination #124

Wednesday March 15, 2017
 
Well are you getting use to the every two week challenges.. I am and liking it. We are seeing so many of you playing along so sure it has to be easier for you all and having time to make cards.
 
 
We are still an ANYTHING GOES challenge.
 
     
                                           Our sponsor for this challenge is
                        The Paper Nest Dolls and I am using Chef Angelina

 
This is my sweet card. I really had fun making the background. I did a similar background last month for Catch the bug kitchen chicken.. So thought I would do it again but this time not color in the images. I think I like it better. I did do the stars and hearts in color. I used a postage die I got from Monika at Creative with Monika.. (she sent me some of her postage die cuts papers and I sent her some of mine..which are a little different looking) Any how I colored the image with copics and used some different elements from Simon Says to give the table and background behind her some interest. The card background is Taylored Expressions cooking items and sentiment and Simon Says stars and hearts.

Challenges:
The daily marker day  Day 15
Jo's scrap shack #179 - anything goes
QKR stampede #234 - thank you or anything goes
Pause Dream Enjoy #163 - cards
Alphabet challenge "Z" - zero embellishments
Color crazy wk. 10 - anything goes
Allsorts wk. 406 - ladies /girls
Sweet stampin - anything but birthday
A gem of a challenge #189 - 3 B's  - beaters, baking, brown
Artistic inspirations #174 - anything goes
Digi choosday wk. 11 - anything goes
Deep ocean #150 - dots and or stripes
Cards und more #180 - kids/children
Simon Wednesday - a bit o green (Taylored Expressions background images)
Fab 'n' funky #342 - children
Crafty creations #337 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday #274-275 - anything goes






Thanks - Catch the bug - New Release

Tuesday March 14, 2017
 
Welcome to another Tuesday at Catch the bug... New Release day.  You can find the new release in the Bugaboo Store.. There are also sales going on.. So maybe you'll find something else out want to play with.
 
 
This little guy is called Teddy Top Hat..  I thought it would be nice to create my own background so found this cute little flower with stem from My Favorite Things and the other images are from various Simon Says stamp packs.. I stamped them all over and colored with copics.. After I cut it down and was cropping it I noticed when I cut it down it left a blank part on the right hand side.  Oh well it was already mounted on foam dots and knew I wouldn't get a nice stamped image so I let it be.  I heat embossed the sentiment which is from Simon Says. I used some Stampin Up elegant eggplant purple for the side colors.  There is a little Spectrum Noir glitter pin on the roses, top hat and bow tie.  I used a My Favorite Things stitched die with the bear piece.


Challenges:
Little scrap pieces - anything goes
Sweet stampin - anything but birthday
A gem of a challenge #189 - 3 B's  - bear, bow tie, brown
The daily marker day  day 14
Cupcake inspirations #398 - colors
Use your stuff #255 - embossing
Crafting from the heart #150 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #174 - anything goes
Ooh la la #224 - spring is in the air
City crafters #353 - spring is around the corner
Digi choosday wk. 11 - anything goes
Cards und more #180 - kids/children
Pinspirational #186 - spring

 








Friday, March 10, 2017

You are a STAR - Catch the bug Free Friday

Friday March 10, 2017
 
Welcome to another Free Friday at Catch the bug.. 
You can see more images over at the Bugaboo Store
 
 
This little image is RA Stars.. She has been around but I am sure there are those of you who don't have her.. Now's your chance to get this fun image.  I think she would be great as a kids tooth fairy or I made the card for that special someone in your life.  I used a tag and water colored with Kuretake Gansai Tambi paints I then added some stars with texture paste.  I fussy cut out the image and added her to the tag with some foam dots. I added a pearl in the tag hole. I adhered this to the background that was embossed with a sizzix embossing folder. I added the sentiment from Tech. Tues. and embossed with gold powder. I rounded the corners. the blue is Ranger inks.
I hope you head over to Catch the bug and see what the other DT members did.

Challenges:
A bit more time to craft #39 - anything goes
The daily marker day  day 10
Come and get it - cards for kids
Artistic inspirations #174 - anything goes
Make my Monday #41 - colors of the rainbow
Word art Wednesday wk. 272-273 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - for a special lady/girl
Jo's scrap shack #179 - anything goes
QKR stampede #234 - thank you or anything goes
Pause Dream Enjoy #163 - cards






Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Hello spring - Aud Sentiments #175

Thursday March 9-20, 2017
 
Welcome to another challenge at Aud Sentiments #175
Theme is Spring / Easter + Sentiment
 
You can make your card either Spring or Easter or both..
 

Our sponsor for this card is The Paper Nest Dolls
 
 
This is my card using the image called Avery in rain poncho.. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do but knew I didn't want to do an Easter card so I dug through my stamps and found the "hello spring" by Simon Says.. then found the "you fill my day with Sunshine" also by Simon Says and it had this cute sun but I already die cut the image from a My Favorite Things rectangle die.. So I used temporary tape and stuck it down and embossed the sun on the card back and the rectangle, then took Ranger inks and did the background and rectangle using my sponging tool. I added some water spots to the sky part of the card. Then I colored the image with my copics and put the card back together.. The sun looked plain so I added some fun sequins to the center of the sun. I added the sentiments and some more sequins below.


Challenges:
Crafty girls creations #34 - anything goes
Crafty rocket #34 - no pattern papers
A bit more time to craft #39 - anything goes
The daily marker day   day 8
Allsorts wk. 405 - spring
Sweet stampin - no designer paper
A gem of a challenge #189 - 3 B's - blue, boots, banner
Addicted to stamps #143 - pastel colors
Simon Says Monday - make your own background
Crafting from the heart #149 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #174 - anything goes
Ooh la la #223 - embossing
Cards in envy - keep it simple
Creative moments #113- anything goes/opt. blues
Word art Wednesday wk. 272-273 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - for a special lady/girl
The color throw-down #433 - color challenge
4 crafty chicks #341 - spring fever with sponging







everyday is a new chapter - Catch the bug - Humor Wednesday

Wednesday March 8, 2017
 
Catch the bug and its Humor Wednesday.. Make sure you head over to Catch the bug and see what the design team chose..
 
 
This is my card and I chose International woman's day.. and using the image at the Bugaboo store called Fancy chibi..  I think International Woman's day is for women who have accomplished something in their lives.. it obviously doesn't have to be international... but that is the day.. I think this little lady has just written a new chapter in her life story and looks like she is celebrating that chapter or the new one she is starting.  I used a story card I got in my Simon Says kit of the month.. from a few months back. I chose the copic colors from the photo for her clothing. I added some bling and called it good. Oh added some white gel pen. still trying to get use to where do I put these dots.. LOL.. when I colored the scarf / boa it really needed something to liven it up so the pen helped that..


Challenges:
A bit more time to craft #39 - anything goes
The daily marker day   day 8
Crafty catz #360 - anything goes - opt. doilies
A gem of a challenge #189 - 3 B's -  bow, babe, bling
AAA cards #85 - Oscars /red carpet
Crafting from the heart #149 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #174 - anything goes
Sisterhood of crafters - celebrating women
Word art Wednesday wk. 272-273 - anything goes
Crafty sentiments - anything goes