Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Support your Local Search and Rescue

Tuesday March 28, 2017
 
Welcome to a Tuesday New Release at Catch the bug..
This is an old image that has been around for a long time.. Jodie has been changing the Bugaboo Store to another program so she is coming up with some OLD and forgotten images that people may like.
 
 
This is the image called Stella peeker Search and Rescue.. You can find it in the Bugaboo store.
 
I wasn't sure what I wanted to do and then I just got the Lawn Fawn grass hill dies yesterday.. I had to use them.. I fussy cut out the image and colored with copics.. I then used Ranger inks and did the blue sky background and spritzed with water. I adhered the image with foam tape to the sky and added the little cloud that I cut out from the whole image and applied to the left side I then used two different green papers and die cut the grassy hills. I added glossy accents to the mountain top and sprinkled with glitter so make it look like snow.. I added some glossy accents to Stella's glasses. I used a Spellbinder die and cut out the sentiment. I took some MS punched ferns and added them along with some Nuvo drops. I added some white gel pen to her hat and vest. 


Challenges:
Jo's scrap shack #181 - anything goes
Brown sugar #243 - anything goes
The daily marker day  day 28
Crafty catz #363 - anything goes /opt. button
QKR stampede #236 - spring is in the air
Colour crazy -wk. 12 - anything goes
Pile it on #128 - humor /or plaid
Use your stuff #257 - spring is in the air
Crafting from the heart #152 - anything goes
Ooh la la #225 - layer it up
Crafty sentiments - anything goes





Monday, March 27, 2017

Hello

Monday March 27, 2017
 
Today I have a card I made just for fun.. I have been following and playing along at The Daily Marker.  Kathy Racoosin has a month long color challenge every few months.. It's where you color and learn ..well at least for me, I learn from her postings. She does videos or a grouping of photos of her work in progress. Most of her color techniques are using Copics and colored Pencils.  I love the effect it gives and added colors.  Most days I have posted something I've done on her blog challenges. I try to color every day.  Well like I said she does the pencil/copics so I gave it a good try with my card below. There has been a time in the past where I used just one color pencil with copics but not so much for added interest but for a one color simple area that I just didn't have a copic for.. Any how this is the card I did.. The large and med flowers are from Spellbinder as well as the leaves.. The large blue flower I colored with light blue copic the rest of the colors are colored pencils. The medium flowers I colored with orange copic and the rest of the flower is with colored pencils. The leaves are colored with an yellow/green copic and the rest with colored pencils. The crocus looking flower are from Simon Says and I colored with a light purple and the rest of the colors are with colored pencils. I finished the flowers and leaves with white gel pen. The background is a Tim Holtz stencil and ranger ink. The Hello is a My Favorite Things die. I used Spectrum Noir glitter pen and to finish the card I rounded the corners with my corner chomper.
So what do you think?? I know I need to practice a lot more and I have stamped different images to practice on and if they come out ok I will make into cards for future postings. It's sure been fun learning and creating.  
 

Challenges:
The daily marker  - day 27
Creatalicious #111 - anything goes /opt. gems/pearls
Creative craft cottage #84 - for the girls
A bit more time to craft #40 - anything goes
Crafty catz #363 - anything goes / opt. buttons
4 crafty chicks #343 - dies or punches
Cute card Thursday #470 - spring fever
Glitter 'n' sparkle #232 - mother's day /for a female
HeARTful /stamped blessings - anything goes
Use your stuff #257 - spring is in the air
Crafting from the heart #152 - anything goes
Ooh la la #225 - layer it up
Word art Wednesday #274-275 - anything goes
Deep ocean #151 - flowers everywhere
Inky chicks #80 - flowers






Saturday, March 25, 2017

Hello - Catch the bug

Saturday March 25, 2017
 
Welcome to another challenge at Catch the bug.    Our challenge this week is COLORS
 


 
This is my card using the image AKV butterflies you can find the image in the Bugaboo store.  I was lucky enough to find background designer paper that had most of the colors. I added more of the colors with the tags from Tech. Tuesday and My Favorite things hello die.. The scallop edge is Reverse Confetti.. I love this die. It comes with a few different styles.  I hope you play along and I have inspired you. If you need more inspiration look at what the DT did at Catch the bug.
 
 
Challenges:
A bit more time to craft #40 - anything goes
The daily marker day 25
Creatalicious challenges #111 - anything goes/opt. gems/pearls
Word art Wednesday #274-275 - anything goes
Alphabet challenge - "A" anything with wings
Simon Monday - layer it up
Artistic inspirations #175 - anything goes
Ooh la la #224 - spring is in the air
Tuesday throw-down #335 - add dimension
Inky chicks #80 - flowers
(Pin)spirational #186 - spring
Word art Wednesday wk. 274-275 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - use more than one die/punch
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)
Jo's scrap shack #181 - anything goes
Crafty catz #363 - anything goes /opt. button
QKR stampede #236 - spring is in the air
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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
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)
Jo's scrap shack #181 - anything goes








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