Friday, March 24, 2017

Celebrate - Catch the bug - Free Friday

Friday March 24, 2017
 
It's Friday so with Catch the bug it's FREE FRIDAY  
 
 
This is the cute Free Friday image called Izzy Balloon   you can find the Free Friday at the Bugaboo Store..
I used the stencil that came in the Simon Says Monthly kit and the Nuvo paste and made the background. It's suppose to be an egg.. but I thought it would work for a simple background. Those Nuvo paste colors are stunning. The green is ink sponged in the leaf area.. I die cut the image with Simon Says stitch circle die. I colored her with Copics and used glossy accents on the balloon. The sentiment is from Your next stamp.  This is a very spring feeling card. Check out what the design team did..

Challenges:
The daily marker day  day 24
A bit more time to craft #40 - anything goes
Creatalicious challenges #111 - anything goes/opt. gems/pearls
Word art Wednesday #274-275 - anything goes
Crafty catz #162 - anything goes/opt. touch pink
Come and get it - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #175 - anything goes
Ooh la la #224 - spring is in the air
Digi choosday wk. 12 - anything goes
Tuesday throw-down #335 - add dimension
Inky chicks #80 - flowers(
(Pin)spirational #186 - spring
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
4 Crafty chicks #343 - punches or dies
Cute card Thursday #470 - spring fever
As you like it - favorite color medium and why (copics/so many colors and blending giving you a colorful real image loo)







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
Cute card Thursday #470 - spring fever
As you like it - favorite color medium and why (copics/so many colors and blending giving you a colorful real image loo)






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)