Saturday, February 28, 2015

Catch the bug Saturday challenge / Photo challenge / Happy birthday

Saturday February 28, 2015
 
 
 
 
This is the photo to go by.. I will love to see your view of the photo and what you decide to do
 
 
So this is my card... I did not know really what to do and now that I see it ready for posting..  I should of added a little crown somewhere.. but I went with the black/grays and white and kept the monochromatic look. I was really please overall how it came out and since I don't really do monochromatic I pat myself on the back.. I chose mft dp and other scraps and did the side strips on the righ and added black and white twine along the left side to cover the white image where it meets the designer paper with the alphabets on it. I took two punched circles and added a brad and put it over the bow.. I'm pleased and hope I encouraged you to play along.  I used the image tall birthday cake.
 

Challenges:
Penny's paper crafty #216 - lots of layers
The paper shelter #192 - make it digital
Word art Wednesday #172 - atg
Simon Says - atg
Crafty catz #268 - use your dies/punches
QKR stampede #128 - circles 
Sister act #95 - atg
The stamping boutique - more than one layer
Jo's scrap shack #77 - atg
Creative fingers #69 - atg
Creative card crew #81 - birthday
Scrap and craft #3 - birthday

recipe: tall birthday cake / ctb, white card base, mme dp, scraps, denami design bd sentiment, su punch, ac brad, twine doodlebug, glitter, copics




Friday, February 27, 2015

Catch the bug Free Friday / To my friend

Friday February 27, 2015
 
 
Wow it's the end of the month.. where did February.. I sure hope all of the states are thawing out and I hope March will be a better weather month.
 
 
 
This is the girl mouse image that is free today.. I colored her with copics, and used BG Lucille paper, and the sentiment is from Dolphin song..
 

Challenges:
Penny's paper crafty #216 - lots of layers
The paper shelter #192 - make it digital
Word art Wednesday #172 - atg
Simon Says - atg
QKR stampede #128 - circles
Sister act #95 - atg
The stamping boutique - more than one layer
Jo's scrap shack #77 - atg
Creative fingers #69 - atg

recipe:  girl mouse bugaboo, bazzill, Lucille basic grey dp, copics, white gel pen




Thursday, February 26, 2015

Aud Sentiments #126 - BINGO / Love XOXO

Thursday February 26, 2015
 
Welcome to a new challenge at Aud Sentiment are challenges run for two weeks.
 
This is challenge #126 and it's BINGO  choose any three in a row..
 
 

Our sponsor is My Artistic Adventure
 

Also we have Add a little dazzle as a sponsor

This is the bingo card to follow. Choose any three in a row.. AND MAKE SURE YOU ADD A SENTIMENT..

This is my card using the pre colored images from My Artistic Adventure - Victorian Vintage Valentine sheet.   I was not sure what I wanted to do and so my first thought was choose what images I wanted to use,, the sheet comes with a lot of images then I chose what row I wanted on the bingo card.. I chose Ribbon, Something pink and Die cut..  then ok what was I going to do for background.. So got out my water color paper and clear embossed the diamond stamp on the paper and then took out my H2O's and went to work on coloring and spritzing with water and coloring more. I took some water color pencils and added a touch here and there but really I cant tell where. The H2O's did 99% of the work. I love it.. dried it and then found in my stash this awesome variegated ribbon which picked up the colors perfect and added black behind the tags to help with making the tags pop.. Added a wood bird that I colored with copics, added some die cut's which is Love and XOXO which is my sentiment.. which is required.. I used a su card stock for the base. I so love the look. I don't do this kind of work so it was fun making it come together. 
 

Challenges:
Aurora wings #12 - my lucky color(s) - blues, purples, greens, golds
Come and get it - layer it on
Allsorts #299 - color purple
Simon says - atg
Crafty boots - use a sentiment
Not just cards #13 - atg
Shopping our stash weekly #190 - out of the jar (emb. pwd, h2o)
Loves rubberstamps #140 - ribbon and or lace

recipe: my artistic adventure images, scraps, ribbon, tt die, wood bird, copics, h2o paints, wink of stella (on the sentiment) , clear emb powder




Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Catch the bug / humor Wednesday / Flowers say Hello

Wednesday February 25, 2015
 
 

Did you know that February 28th is Floral Design Day??   I didn't either and wanted to make a card for this day and since I don't arrange flowers I felt safe with a single rose.. It's designed... as single floral design.. right up my alley.  I used the image fancy rose vase   I had the brown and green put together for another card but I did not like it for that card so I decided since it was still sitting on my craft table off to the side.. would this work on this card.. Yup it worked. I just cant throw away anything and again I am glad I didn't. I wanted the rose to stand out and it does against those colors.  I did the embossed background in clear embossing powder using a wood grain PTI stamp, I like the added texture it gives to the card. I love this sentiment it's from hero arts.


Challenges:
Simon says - atg
Crafty boots - use a sentiment
Ooh la la #174 - add something green
Not just cards #13 - atg
City crafter #250 - use it up
Shopping our stash #190 - out of the jar (emb. powder clear and white)
Tuesday throwdown #233 - atg

recipe: fancy rose vase, su base, scraps, hero arts sentiment, pti background on coral, clear and white embossing powder, white gel pen, copics




Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Inspiration Destination #22 - Let's celebrate

Wednesday February 25, 2015
 
 
 

Our other sponsor for today / this week is Bugaboo Stamps
 

I made a cute party card using the image Make It Snappy birthday girls  I wanted some bright colors and I think I did it. This was a lot of fun to color. I kinda gave each girl a different hair color and added some nice colors. The sentiment is a Simon Says stamp. I added a little swirl and a lollipop flower.  Humm who will get this birthday card?


Challenges:
IDIC #252 - birthday for a teenage girl
613 Avenue create #112 - atg /opt. birthday
Come and get it - layer it on
One stitch at a time #231 - birthday
Craft your passion #250 - atg
Eureka stamps #129 - birthday
Simon says - atg 
Crafty boots - use a sentiment
Ooh la la #174 - add something green
Not just cards #13 - atg

recipe: bugaboo / mis bday girls, su, American craft, circle punches, su brad, pti flourish, copics, wink of stella, ss sentiment, su ink




Inspiration Destination # 22 - Always anythign goes - is it time for a nap yet?

Wednesday February 25, 2015
 
Welcome to Inspiration Destination #22  ALWAYS ANYTING GOES
 
This week we have two sponsors
 
 
Our sponsor is Beccy Muri


I chose to use the image Basset .. he is so cute I just love the look of his face. I wanted to keep the card pretty simple because he speaks so much with that look. I used washi tape above him and with the sentiment - which is from Simon Says, I thought the Saturday  Sunday  Monday  Tuesday...washi tape went so well with the sentiment. I added a few sequins and called it done. I colored him with copics.
 

Challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations #299 - cute critters
Craft your passion #250 - atg
The kraft journal #212 - one layer cards
Simon says - atg
Crafty cardmakers and more #133 - stripes
Cards in envy - puppy love
Crafty boots - use a sentiment
Ooh la la #174 - add something green
Not just cards #13 - atg
Crafty sentiments - clean and simple
Tuesday throwdown #233 - atg

recipe: basset beccy muir, kraft base the kraft journal, washi tape, sequins, simon says stamp sentiment, copics







Catch the bug New Release / You're like no udder

Tuesday February 24, 2015
 
It's the last new release for February at Catch the bug.. 
The New Release for this Tuesday is Scene it cow trio
 
 
 
Aren't these trio of cows cute and funny. I love the ladybug on his nose and he's trying to reach it with his tongue.. Too cute.   I see our neighbors cows all the time and wonder if they are as funny, I know they are sure cute and they just had three new babies.
 

Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #125 - atg w/twist - sunshine
Come and get it - layer it on
Craft your passion #250 - atg
Simon says - atg
Crafty boots - use a sentiment
Ooh la la #174 - add something green
Not just cards #13 - atg

recipe: scene it cow trio bugaboo, kraft from kraft journal store, black and brown from su, sentiment from azadi earies, copics




Saturday, February 21, 2015

Catch the bug / Bingo - Happy Birthday

Saturday February 21, 2015
 
 
You know how to play bingo... just choose any three in a row..
 
 
 
 
this is the BINGO card to choose from. 
 

I chose the right side vertical - BORDER (washi tape) FLOWER (flower) 3D OBJECT (the sentiment kinda has 3D effect and the flower also)  I hope

It's time for more birthday cards and my SIL birthday is next month so I thought this would be a great card for her. She loves to play the piano and sing so thought this would be perfect. She's such a fun exciting lady. 

This is my card.. I wanted to use these candles for some time, its called candle set   I had a fun time coloring them and making them come alive.  I used my lollipop flower when I hope is considered 3D.. and some awesome sentiment dies from PTI.. very festive card.


Challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. #299 - clean and simple
Scrap and craft #3 - birthday
Crafty catz #267 - for a special lady
Sister act #94 - atg
Creative fingers #68 - atg

recipe: candle set/ctb, bazzill, scraps, pti die, su punches, washi tape, bg brad, copics, wink of stella, stickles




Friday, February 20, 2015

Catch the bug / Bugaboo Free Friday - I'm over the moon for you

 
 
 
Friday February 20, 2015
 
 
 
Well I made my own background paper again.. I used water color paper and an overall star background stamp and clear embossed it, heated to melt and then I took some Ultra color wash jewel sprays and just sprayed away till I got the effect I wanted. Then I dried it and took a paper towel over the stars to wipe off the excess inks.  Then I cut out the Free Friday image and added her. I had some cute sentiments from My Favorite Things and chose this one and cut it apart. Colored the sentiment with color pencils and added them.  The base is stampin up card stock.   I am liking making my own background papers. 
 

Challenges:
613 Avenue Create #111 - atg /opt. rak
Open - minded crafting fun #30 - up in the air
Lacy sunshine #52 - thing with wings
The Corrosive challenge #218 - thing with wings
Word art Wednesday #171 - atg
4 crafty chicks #234 - things with wings
C.R.A.F.T. #299 - clean and simple
Sister act #94 - atg
Creative fingers #68 - atg

recipe:  catch the bug/bugaboo raggedy angel moon, water color paper, star background stamp, clear embossing powder, ultra color wash jewel sprays, mft sentiment, copics, glitter, white gel pen for the dots on her legs




Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Catch the bug / humor Wed / You rev my battery

Wednesday February 18, 2015
 
It's Wednesday and so at Catch the bug it's humor me Wednesday
 
It's National Battery day..
 
 
So this is the card I made using the image Girl robot    I know she has to run on a battery... right? It looks like it with the plug end look at the end of her hands/arms.. Any how I used her and thought the sentiment went well with it.  I think I will give it to my hubby for our anniversary which is in this month..  She was fun to use. This is the second time I made a card using her and both are so totally different.  In case you cant read the sentiment too well it says  "YOU REV MY BATTERY"... cute huh. I thought so. I hope you enjoy.
 

Challenges:
613 Avenue Create #111 - atg/opt. rak
Sentimental Sundays -246 - Happy Valentines day
Lil patch of crafty friends #4 - atg
Scribble and scrap #38 - atg
One stitch at a time #230 - atg / with love
Craft your passion #249 - atg
Use your stuff #173 - circles
Word art Wednesday #171 - atg
Scrappers delights #41 - atg

recipe: girl robot / ctb, su base, scraps, pink paislee letters, su heart, copics, wink of stella, club scrap stamp




Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Inspiration Destinaton #21 - flowers say hello from the heart

Wednesday February 18, 2015
 
There are two postings for today at Inspiration Destination #21  ANYTHING GOES
 
 

 
 

I am using the darling image Fairy flower outing image.  She was fun to color. I put wink of stella on her wings and flowers but it barely shows in the photo.  I love the images from A day for daisies. They are always so cute and fun to work with.


Challenges:
One stitch at a time #230 - atg / with love
Lacy Sunshine #52 - thing with wings
The Corrosive challenge #218 - thing with wings
Craft your passion #249 - atg
Word art Wednesday #171 - atg
Scrappers delights #41 - atg

recipe: kraft base, qq scraps, hero arts sentiment, wink of stella, stickles, sequins, copics




Inspiration Destination #21 - ANYTHING GOES / Wishing you

Wednesday February 18, 2015
 
 
 
 
This week we got to use any image we wanted and make any project we wanted so I chose a new stamp set I got from my best friend for my birthday.. It's Lotus Blossom. It's a three step stamp, you stamp light, medium and dark.. Looks good huh. I had a hard time doing the stems because I did not give enough room I should of done the stems first and one flower then the other stem and flower.. But at this point I didn't want to do over. I die cut the wishing from simon says and then the stamped sentiment from simon says. Added some sequins and mounted it card image on some su card stock.
 

Challenges:
A*muse Studio - die cuts
Come and get it - birthday
Lil patch of crafty friends #4 - atg
Scribble and scrap #38 - atg
Creative card crew #81 - birthday with sentiment
Word art Wednesday #171 - atg

recipe: su lotus blossom, ss die, ss sentiment, su inks, su card base, sequins





Catch the bug New Release Tuesday / Warm thoughts

Tuesday February 17, 2015
 
 

Here is the cute little critter called Mouse Hearts..  I had fun coloring him. I found this dp background with the green hearts and then the dotted paper and I liked them paired up..  I used a strip of yellow to hid the seam.  I had some die cuts in a box so dug through them and found the corner pieces, the swirl and flower petals..oh and a leaf.. so added them and I think it made for a fun card.  The sentiment was perfect for this card.  I am happy with the look. I added wink of stella on the hearts but you really cant tell in the photo.


Challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations # 298 - photo challenge
613 Avenue Create #111 - atg /opt. rak
Lil patch of crafty friends #4 - atg
Scribble and scrap #38 - atg
One stitch at a time #230 - atg /with love
Craft your passion #249 - atg

recipe: bugaboo/mouse hearts, dp, scraps, mft die, su punch, pti die, wink of stella, copics, brad





Friday, February 13, 2015

Catch the bug - Free Friday - Happy birthday princess

Friday February 13, 2015
 
 
 
 
This is the card I made using Princess Charlie.. I think this would be perfect for my soon to be 2 year great grand daughter.. I used su card base, su roller wheel for the background, pti die for piece behind the princess, and my favorite flowers su and leaves ms with a little viva pearl pen in the center.. the sentiment I have no idea who its by. The princess is colored in copics..  Corner chomper finished the card off.  I think she'll like it.. but she's two so got to consider that.  LOL
 

Challenges:
Creative inspirations #300 - atg / opt sketch
Word art Wednesday #170 - atg
Sister act #93 - atg
Creative fingers #67 - atg
Crafty calendar - atg
Creative knockouts #76 - floral delight

recipe:  bugaboo princess Charlie, su card stock, flowers and background wheel, ms leaves, pti circle, copics, wink of stella, corner chomper, viva pearl pen





Thursday, February 12, 2015

Aud Sentiments #125 - Theme SPRING or EASTER

Thursday February 12, 2015
 
 
 
The sponsor for this challenge is Great Impressions. Great Impressions was founded in 1984 by Ken and Deone Mackenzie. With a love for stamping, the company grew. The result is quality rubber stamps in either wood mount or stickable mount backing for all your stamping needs. Great Impressions' goal is to provide the highest quality stamps and to inspire creativity! Please check out our online store to see over 1, 000 stamp designs today ! We know you'll find something that will leave a "Great Impression" on you!

They have some awesome images and they live in my county about 25 min from my house.. woo hoo for that. I do have a few of their stamps and I chose this one for the Spring theme of our challenge.  I don't remember the name of the stamp so sorry about that. I just colored the image in and I also made the background paper. I used the plaid stamp set from MFT and only one line of the set and just repeated with different colors. I couldn't figure out the colors to use because I didn't want summer bright colors or fall so figured since it's to be spring that would use these colors. I like the way it came out and it really showcases the Great Impressions sentiment piece.
I hope you play along and remember to put your sentiment on the front of your card..


Challenges:
Craft your passion #248 - atg
Incy wincy designs - punch or die cut
Kraft journal #210 - pick three from chart and use something from kraft journal store (kraft cardstock from Kraft Journal store - top fold, ribbon, hearts)
Artistic inspirations #124 - atg / twist hearts
City crafters #248 - you matter
Creative inspirations #300 - atg / opt sketch
Word art Wednesday #170 - atg

recipe: great impressions sentiment, mft plaid strip, su colors, copics, su ribbon, su flower punch, mf leaf punch, su die, glossy accents, wink of stella glitter brush, rhinestones




Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Inspiration Destination #20 - happy birthday

Wednesday February 11, 2015
 
There are two sponsors and I set the blog up as separate so .. I don't know what I was thinking other than it was way past my bed time when I added my card cause I made this one at the last minute.  So you will get two postings  for Inspiration Destination #20.  
 
Inspiration Destination #20 - ALWAY ANYTHING GOES
 

Our sponsor this week is Kenny K
 

This is my card using the image Retro Selfie  funny huh. Now days with cell phones and selfie taking this is just too funny and you know you've done it with one of the old time camera's before cell phones.  I know I have.  I used the film strip from Taylored Expressions and then took velum and embossed different images in each film cell. I used the camera stamp from Taylored Expressions and colored it with copics. Added some washi tape at the bottom to give some interest. The sentiment is also from Taylored Expeessions, I just cut it in half. I think it all goes well with the Kenny K retro selfie image. 
 

Challenges:
Sentimental Sunday #245 - seeing red / a little or a lot
Craft your passion #248 - atg
Incy wincy design - punches or die cuts
Loves rubberstamps #138 - show me some red
Clear it out - color red and red embellishment (red washi / camera)
Little red wagon #276 - washi tape

recipe:  Kenny k retro selfie, su card base, doodle deux paper, scraps, washi tape, te die, camera stamp, sentiment, embossing powder su, tech tues stamps, su stamp, copics




Inspiration Destination #20 - ANYTHING GOES / Sending you buckets of love

Wednesday February 11, 2015
 
two postings for Inspiration Destination #20 but they are separate.  Late nite posting I did not add the second card to this post.
 
 
 

OUR SPONSORE THIS WEEK IS MELJEN'S DESIGN
 

 
This is my card using the image Fluffy Baby Penguin... I know I did not color as a penguin cause I thought he looked enough like a chick to get away with it.. I love it when I can make the image what I want it to be with out altering the image which I wouldn't do in respect to the artist. But I can color it any color I want which in this case is a little chick that is so in love.. I stamped the "love you" inside the heart and embossed it then used the sentiment that kind a went with it. cute little creature huh? I love the houndstooth paper and I think I am close to being out of it. I had this little sticker heart/button from recollections (Michaels) I have been hoarding.. I only have one left now.. I used wink of stella all over the chick but I don't think you can see it..  I hope you play along at Inspiration Destination for our ALWAYS ATG challenge.
 

Challenges:
Just us girls #279 - love
Sweet stampin - add a heart
Allsorts challenge #297 - love is all around
Suzy bee's bloomin - atg /add something with wings
Sentimental Sunday #245 - seeing red/ little or a lot
IDIC #250 - Valentine
Come and get it - love is in the air
Glitter n sparkle #123 - love is in the air
Use your stuff #172 - love theme
Crafty cardmakers #132 - love love love
Artistic inspirations #124 - atg/twist hearts
City crafters #248 - you matter

recipe: fluffy baby penguin/meljen's, su, qq scraps, ss sentiment, ribbon, recollection heart/button, embossing powder, wink of stella, copics




Catch the bug NEW RELEASE - you matter to me

Tuesday February 10, 2015
 
 
 
This is the fun card I made using the image Girl with big heart.. I had to add more hearts besides the one she is holding.. I have this large heart die panel from Simon says and cut this out. (Gee wish I would of done it last week when I made the shaker card.. all those tiny hearts would of been nice in it.)  But I saved  them for a future shaker card.  I also had some nice red card stock so cut out some hearts with my favorite things dies and stamped some cute sentiments from Simon says on each and on the heart she is holding.
 

Challenges:
Just us girls #279 - love
Sweet stampin - add a heart
Allsorts challenge #297 - love is all around
Sentimental Sunday #245 - seeing red / a little or a lot
IDIC #250 - Valentine
Come and get it - love is in the air
Glitter n sparkle #123 - love is in the air
Craft your passion # 248 - atg
Eureka stamps #127 - all about love
Simon Monday - red and pink
Use your stuff #172 - love  theme
Crafty cardmakers #132 - love love love
Artistic inspirations #124 - atg /twist hearts

recipe:  bugaboo-girl with big heart, su white, club scrap, ss die, mft die, ss sentiments, wink of stella, copics




Sunday, February 08, 2015

Catch the bug / SSS 303 / Kisses from me

Sunday February 8, 2015
 
Good morning and welcome to another challenge from Catch the bug
Today starts another challenge for Sunday Stella Sketch / SSS303
 

This is the sketch for you to follow SSS 303.. Have fun and make your card and post to the CTB blog


I used a image like this one on yesterdays card but they are different ... believe me. This one has the heart and they are face to face, the one yesterday was with more flowers and  they were not as close.

This is my card using the sketch above.  I decided with Valentines day just around the corner this would be a perfect card for someone to give.. I chose to use the ladybug trio (I used image #2)  and hearts in place of the circles for the additional sketch embellishment.. I think I should of darkened the edges of the bottom heart and not added the stickles to the top heart.. Not sure that I like the effect that it gives.  I used an old DOTS stamp for the sentiment and it just fit on the heart. I colored the image in copics.  Oh the background on the kraft is SU wheel called so swirly.. I like the additional look it gives the overall card.   I hope I inspired you to play along over at CTB


Challenges:
Crafts 4 eternity #212 - with love
Creative fingers #66 - atg
Simply create too #78 - valentine's day
Party time Tuesday #195 - atg
Buckwells crafty #4 - love / red
House of cards - Feb/love
Jellypark - love is in the air
Natalie and Amy #29 - all about the love
Just us girls #279 - love
Allsorts challenge #297 - love is all around
Suzy bee's bloomin - atg/add something with wings

recipe: ladybug block #2/ctb, su so swirly wheel, versa mark, mft die, su punch, stickles, copics, dots sentiment, kraft, scraps




Saturday, February 07, 2015

Catch the bug - Saturday ANYTHING GOES

Saturday February 7, 2015
 
Welcome to the first challenge for February at Catch the bug which is ANYTHING GOES
 
 
This is my card for the ATG's.. My image is ladybug block trio.. I used #2  I love ladybugs and in fact have a few tattoos of them.. I have a co worker who wanted a birthday card with ladybugs on it so I made this for her to give to her MIL.  I took a kraft card and some ss ink kraft looking and 4 different HAPPY stamps and just repeated the HAPPY allover. Then colored the image and layered it on some red. I took a black dotted ribbon and red and put them together and tied a know and trimmed it and added it below the image. I die cut the Birthday out of the same red behind the ladybug image and adhered it down. I colored the image in copics. Fun happy card.
 

Challenges:
Loves rubberstamps - atg
Papertake weekly - atg
Word art Wednesday #169 - atg
Stampin royalty 265 - to die for
Simon says - Wednesday - all things bright and beautiful
4 Crafty chicks #232 - hand colored
Cute card Thursday #359- crazy in love
Sassy studio #267 - atg
Buckwells crafty #5 - love /red
Scrapper's delights #40 - always atg
Crafting musketeers #22 - cute
Creative moments #61 - atg / love
Crafty catz #265 - birthdays
Creative fingers #66 - atg

recipe: ladybug trio/ctb/bugaboo, kraft, scraps, ribbon, ss stamp, pti die, copics, my cloud template and ranger ink.