Friday, July 21, 2017

Day 7 - Christmas in July - Catch the bug

Friday July 21, 2017
 
 Day 7 - Christmas in July - Catch the bug
 
 We have a fun image for you to use for todays challenge.  You can find the Free Friday on the Catch the bug blog. It's the last of the Christmas in July week long fun filled challenge. I sure hope you had fun. It's awesome seeing so many great entries.

The recipe for this challenges is..
BLACK... WHITE OR KRAFT... POP OF COLOR... AND SPARKLE

I did the BLACK, the WHITE is what the image is on and the POP OF COLOR is the pink.. I added SPARKLE on the snowflakes and snow on the ground.

I used Lil inker stitch die cut and My Favorite Things stitched die cut. I colored the image with copics and added white gel pen dots. I used Simon Says sentiment. Nuvo drops in glitter silver is what I used for the snowflakes and ground snow.

 
Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #183 - anything goes/opt. summer colors
Deep ocean #159 - Christmas in July
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas #342 - anything goes/opt. die cut
Dragonfly journeys #96 - Christmas in July
A bit more time to craft #48 - anything goes
Cardz 4 guys #174 - Christmas in July
(Pin)spirational #195 - Christmas
Word art Wednesday wk. 292-293 - anything goes
Crafty gals corner #132 - Christmas
Simon work it Wednesday July - add sparkle (glitter)
Color crazy wk. 29 - anything goes
Crafty catz #380 - party time/anything goes
 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Day 6 - Christmas in July - Catch the bug

Thursday July 20, 2017
 
 Day 6 of Christmas in July at Catch the bug
 
It's Oldie but Goodie for us.. but you just need to follow the photo below to give you inspiration for your card..
 
 
These colors are right up my mom's alley.. She loved to use the fun pastels. I miss her so much. Christmas was a special time of the year for her. She would have a couple Christmas trees all set up beautifully and the house decorated. It was a special time..
 
Well on to my card.. I am using Bug Elf..  You can find in the Bugaboo store. I used a lot of the colors in the photo and added the strip behind the image that have some of those colors. the card stock is a shiny silver but it's hard to tell. I used copics, glitter and Nuvo drops and Spectrum Noir glitter pen. The stitch die is My Favorite Things.

 
Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #183 - anything goes/opt. summer colors
Deep ocean #159 - Christmas in July
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas #342 - anything goes/opt. die cut
Dragonfly journeys #96 - Christmas in July
A bit more time to craft #48 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #168 - anything goes
(Pin)spirational #195 - Christmas
Fab 'n' funky #360 - use a pattern paper
Word art Wednesday wk. 292-293 - anything goes
Crafty gals corner #132 - Christmas in July
Simon work it Wednesday July - add sparkle (glitter-glitter pen)
 


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Day 5 - Christmas in July - Catch the bug

Wednesday July 19, 2017
  
Day 5 - Christmas in July at Catch the bug
 
It's Humor Wednesday - Create a funny Christmas card. Use the photo below to give you inspiration. Make it funny
 
 
 
This is my card. I used Ornament Moose which you can find in the Bugaboo store.. I added some of the colors from the photo. I created the background using a Simon Says stamp and lightly colored the packages. With the Bugaboo image so colorful I wanted to keep the background soft.  I love the funny look on the moose face. I stamped a Paper Trey Ink sentiment in the little area. I added some Spectrum Noir glitter to the image. 
 
 
Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #183 - anything goes/opt. summer colors
Deep ocean #159 - Christmas in July
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas #342 - anything goes/opt. die cut
Pile it on #132 - primary colors and something beginning with "S" (snowflakes/stocking cap)
Dragonfly journeys #96 - Christmas in July
A bit more time to craft #48 - anything goes
Creative craft cottage #91 - Christmas in July
Crafting from the heart #168 - anything goes
Cardz 4 guys #174 - Christmas in July
(Pin)spirational #195 - Christmas
Color throw-down #452
Word art Wednesday wk. 292-293 - anything goes
Simon work it Wednesday July - add sparkle (glitter pen)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Day 4 - Christmas in July - Catch the bug

Tuesday July 18, 2017

for some reason my blog page is all messed up with these repeated posts??.. if anyone knows how to fix this PLEASE email me.. I don't know what to do... Thank you 
 
Day 4 of Christmas in July at Catch the bug..
 
It is also the New Release day at Bugaboo..

Our Tuesday theme is use the bingo card below ..easy peasy huh
 
 
 
This is the card I made using the new release Bear Stocking which can be found in the Bugaboo store.
Cute huh.. I also chose the first row going down. Sparkly, Sentiment, Embossing..
 
I embossed the background with the large dot embossing folder. I added the sparkly which is an awesome foil paper I did a wide strip and narrow strip and added to the side. I used Simon Says Christmas stamp and embossed in white and used my Stampin Up punch and added it to the bottom. I cut the image out with My favorite thing oval stitch die. The image is colored with copics and I used Wink of Stella and my Spectrum Noir glitter pen on different parts of the image.
 
I hope you play along with our Bingo Tuesday and cant wait to see what you created. So many awesome cards have been posted for our Christmas in July.
 
Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #183 - anything goes/opt. summer colors
Deep ocean #159 - Christmas in July
Crimbo crackers #136 - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas #342 - anything goes/opt. die cut
Sweet stampin - Christmas in July
Glitter n sparkle #248 - anything goes
Pile it on #132 - primary colors and something beginning with "S" (sock)
Dragonfly journeys #96 - Christmas in July
CCC creations #77 - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #48 - anything goes
Creative craft cottage #91 - Christmas in July
Cardz 4 guys #174 - Christmas in July
(Pin)spirational #195 - Christmas

 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Day 3 - Christmas in July - Catch the bug

Monday July 17, 2017
 
Welcome to Day 3 at Catch the bug for our
Christmas in July.

For todays challenge you have a choice...
make a gift bag or gift wrap or gift tag.. and a must - in Non traditional colors... 



I chose to make a gift bag.. I used an old Paper Trey Ink die and added a bottom piece to connect the die pieces. It's open on the side. You can adhere something inside or clip it. I've put apple cider or hot chocolate packs. You can use a little piece of reposition tape to hold in place.  I chose to use the image Peace, Love and Joy angel for my image. I chose to use yellow green and purple for my non traditional colors. I used a purple ribbon to tie the bag together.  I used Spectrum Noir glitter pen on the wings, halo and stars.

Hope I inspired you to play along and figure out what to make.

 
Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #183 - anything goes/opt. summer colors
Deep ocean #159 - Christmas in July
Crimbo crackers #136 - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas #342 - anything goes/opt. die cut
The ribbon girl - use any image
A bit more time to craft #48 - anything goes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Sunday, July 16, 2017

Billie and Monika challenge....Thinking of you

Monday July 17, 2017
 
Well it's another challenge for Billie and Monika of Creative with Monika  It's a challenge we just do between ourselves.
We've been doing this for a few months.. This will be our last one till end of summer. Monika has kids out of school and it's just a busy time for her.. I really look forward to the challenge. She is very inspirational. I am just using stamps.. no designer paper and we challenge each other to different themes. I chose for two months and she chooses for two months .. so on and so on.. 
This is my month to chose so I chose flowers.. but they need to be in Purple, Orange and Yellow.. of course it's ok for the leaves to be green.. These are a few of my favorite colors..
I used Simon Says stamps from 3 different sets. I stamped and masked. I used Ranger inks, copics and colored pencils. ( I need to remember this purple flower and try again.. I love the way it came out) I used white gel pen to give some added highlights.
I watch the Daily Marker videos and she talks about the sweet spot on the flowers.. leaving the white areas.. Also adding some brown spots to leaves.. leaves have brown spots.. at lease mine do..
I hope you enjoy and I hope you head over to Monika's blog and see what she created.. I know you will love it.  
 
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Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #183 - anything goes/opt. summer colors
Word art Wednesday wk. 290-291 - anything goes
Glitter n sparkle #248 - anything goes
CCC creations #77 - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #48 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #168 - anything goes





Day 2 - Christmas in July - Catch the bug

Sunday July 16, 2017
 
It's day 2 of the Christmas in July at Catch the bug ..
Are you having fun seeing the fun challenges? I hope you find time to play along.. You could get 7 Christmas/Holiday cards made for this season.. I can always use more and more..
 
Our challenge today is this below sketch. Follow the sketch..

 

 
This is my card using the above sketch.. I used the image called Winter Goodies  which you can find in the Bugaboo store..   I chose some of my favorite color combos for the background paper and some of the colors for the card colored with copics. I used My Favorite Things banner die and the one for the sentiment is embossed with white powder. The sentiment is from Simon Says. I used Jellibean sequins and Nuvo drops. I gave highlights using white gel pen
 
 
Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #183 - anything goes/opt. summer colors
Deep ocean #159 - Christmas in July
Creative moments #122 - anything goes/opt. Christmas in July
Word art Wednesday wk. 290-291 - anything goes
Crimbo crackers #136 - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas #342 - anything goes/opt. die cut
Sweet stampin - Christmas in July
Glitter n sparkle #248 - anything goes
Dragonfly journeys #96 - Christmas in July
CCC creations #77 - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #48 - anything goes
Creative craft cottage #91 - Christmas in July
 
 
 
 
 
 



Saturday, July 15, 2017

Celebrate - Creative with Stamps #16 - Celebrate

Saturday July 15, 2017
 
Welcome to mid month reminder at
 
Mid month reminder that we still have Celebrate theme challenge going on.. You have time to enter your creation.
 
 
Sticking with the graduation theme for card.. I made another using the male silhouette die from Impression Obsession.. I took some watercolor paper and added some Ken Oliver color burst powders and spritzed till I got the effect I wanted. I dried and using Marianne tag die cut it out. I added a Gold brad to the tag hole.. I then took my Celebrate Stampin up stamp and added it to the side of the tag. I then mounted the male grad to the tag. I dry embossed the blue and went around the edges with Quick Quote ink to distress the edges. I added foam tape to the top and bottom only of the tag and mounted it to the embossed front. I measured out a gift card and rounded the corners and wrote gift card/money so who ever uses this would just remove the example I made and add their own gift card or money.. I thought it was a good idea. Simple and fun.  I cant wait to see what you all make for a celebrate card..
(funny in the brad you can see me taking the photo.. LOL)

Challenges:
AAA cards - #94  - less is more
Crafting from the heart #167 - anything goes
Always fun challenges #14 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #183 - anything goes/opt. summer colors






Day 1 Christmas in July - Catch the bug

Saturday July 15, 2017
 
Its day 1 of Christmas in July at Catch the bug..
 
It's a week long fun filled challenges. There's prizes to be won.. Who doesn't love free images??
 
Today to start our challenge.. The theme is make your card
Sparkle or Shine or both..



I used the image Snowbirds . I first used a dark blue card stock and Stampin Up snowflake stamps. I heat embossed in white..  I then took my Wink of Stella glitter pen and went all over the dark blue to give it sparkle.. The white embossing powder gives it shine.. I then colored the image with copics. I added glitter to the snow and to the snow flakes falling behind the image. I then added glitter to different parts of the snowflakes on the dark blue. I stamped the Hero Arts sentiment and added glitter to the sentiment snowflake. I used a My Favorite Things oval die.
 
 
                     
 
 
This is a close up of my card.. on the right side you can see the Wink of Stella on the dark blue. The glitter on the snow and few places on the snow flakes.  Plus the shinny white embossing..
 

 
Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #183 - anything goes/opt. summer colors
Deep ocean #159 - Christmas in July
Penny's paper-crafty #337 - anything goes
Creative moments #122 - anything goes/opt. Christmas in July
Word art Wednesday wk. 290-291 - anything goes
Art impressions #212 - bling/glitter or glossy
Crimbo crackers #136 - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas #342 - anything goes/opt. die cut
Sweet stampin - Christmas in July
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Merry Christmas - Aud Sentiment #184

Thursday July 13-24, 2017
 
It's time for another challenge at
the theme is CHRISTMAS IN JULY
 
it's time to get some Christmas cards made.. Here is a good start.
 
 
Our sponsor for this challenge is BUGABOO STAMPS
 
 
Well I am always up to getting Christmas card made before the deadline so this worked out perfect... I am using the fun image called Christmas girl sitter... I used a Tim Holtz stencil and did the brick background with Ranger inks. I then die cut the circle with My Favorite Things circle scallop die and colored the background inner circle with Ranger and spritzed with water. I adhered it to the card base and added the brick wall with foam tape over card front. I added the scallop frame inside. I was going to have it raised with the wall but it just didn't look right. I colored the Bugaboo Christmas girl and used foam tape and added her to the circle edge. I stamped and die cut the holly /berries from Paper Trey Ink and added them along with the Simon Says sentiment embossed in Platinum embossing powder. I added some half beads as holly berries.  I really like the fun look. Hope I have inspired you to play along.  Please check out the design team and see what they created for this challenge.


Challenges:
My time to craft #349 - Christmas in July
Come and get it - make your own background
Dragonfly journeys #96 - Christmas in July
Crafting from the heart #167 - anything goes
Always fun challenges #14 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #183 - anything goes/opt. summer colors
Deep ocean #159 - Christmas in July
Penny's paper-crafty #337 - anything goes
Creative moments #122 - anything goes/opt. Christmas in July
Word art Wednesday wk. 290-291 - anything goes
Art impressions #212 - bling/glitter or glossy
Crimbo crackers #136 - anything goes





Tuesday, July 11, 2017

You're sweet as honey - Inspiration Destination #128

Wednesday July 12, 2017
 
Middle of the month.. and another two weeks for our challenge at Inspiration Destination #132
 
Our theme this two weeks is ANYTHING GOES
 

Our sponsor for these two weeks is Paper Nest Dolls
 

I am using the image called Be Happy... I have so many spools of Washi Tape.. so decided to take a green card stock and lay down two different black and two different yellows and leave a small space between so the light green shows through. On the light tapes I layered them twice so they weren't so see through.. I used a Spellbinder scallop die and cut the image out. I colored her with copics in the black/grays and yellows. I added some Spectrum Noir glitter pen to her wings, antenna, shoes and black ruffle part of her dress and bow.. I used the My Favorite Things sentiment embossed with Stampin Up black and a few sequins.  I wish you could see the glitter pens shine. So pretty.. I hope you head over to Inspiration Destination and see what the DT created.. Our challenge is ATG.. have fun.
 
Challenges:
Come and get it - make your own background
Artistic inspirations #183 - anything goes/opt. summer colors
Penny's paper-crafty #337 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 290-291 - anything goes






Christmas Cheer - Catch the bug - New Release

Tuesday July 11, 2017
 
Tuesday at Catch the bug is New Release day.. 
You can fine the image in the Bugaboo store
 
 
 
This is the new image JJ candy cane...  Just in time for our Christmas in July.. just sayin..
 
I needed a strip of red white paper so I took my copic and did stripes.. to go with the candy cane.
I colored her outfit in greens (I didn't want too much red on my card)  I know her legs are supposed to be bare but I didn't like the short dress so I gave her leggings..  I colored the card with copics. I used My Favorite Things stitched die and I cut the green with Lil inker stitched die..  I then did surgery on my sentiment which is from Tech. Tuesday and stamped on Kraft. I used My Favorite Things banner die. I went over parts of the card with Spectrum Noir glitter pen.

Challenges:
Crafty hazelnuts Christmas #341 - anything goes/opt. snowflakes
My time to craft #349 - Christmas in July
Dragonfly journeys #96 - Christmas in July
Crafting from the heart #167 - anything goes
Always fun challenges #14 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #183 - anything goes/opt. summer colors
Inky chicks # 85 - Christmas
Deep ocean #159 - Christmas in July





Saturday, July 08, 2017

OUCH! happy birthday

Saturday July 8, 2017
 
My brothers birthday is Monday and he is turning 65 so thought this would be perfect for him.. LOL
OK So a few months back Kristina Werner was doing water color techniques with Prang watercolors.. They're cheap paints and can be found at Michaels.. She got hers at a grocery store.. they are that cheap.. So I passed on my Kuretake paints and used the Prang.. I mixed some colors to get the blue/green cactus and pot colors. I like the way it came out.
I first heat embossed the My Favorite Things pots/cactus and sentiments in white. Then I painted the images and dried. I painted the background. I added some Nuvo drops and mounted it on a piece of redish cardstock to go with the cactus blooms. I will be using these paints again and again..

Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #182 - anything goes
Love to scrap #99 - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #47 - anything goes
Creatalicious #118 - anything goes/ opt. red, white, blue

Word art Wednesday wk. 290-291 - anything goes
4 Crafty chicks #358 - stamping no digi's
Jo's scrap shack #196 - anything goes






Finish - Catch the bug

Saturday July 8, 2017
 
Welcome to Saturday challenge at Catch the bug 
Our challenge theme this week is OUTDOOR 
 
 
Couldn't get my more outdoor than this.. This is AKV carn jump... I think it is retired?  I couldn't find it in the store but know Jodie is still adding..  I colored the gunny sacks then took a burlap scrap and "0" copic and wet the burlap and laid it on the gunny sack.. That gave the burlap gunny sack look. I colored the images with copics and added some grass. I adhered it to the colorful designer paper.  Since it had the word Finish on it. I left off a sentiment so it could be for anything..  This card was super easy to make.. DP and copics.. done..   I remember doing gunny sack races.. do you??

Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #182 - anything goes
Make my Monday #49 - summer brights
A bit more time to craft #47 - anything goes
Creatalicious #118 - anything goes/ opt. red, white, blue

Cards und more #188 - girls just want to have fun
Simon Wednesday - summer sunshine
The house that stamps built #75 - create a scene
Word art Wednesday wk. 290-291 - anything goes
Cute card Thursday #485 - sports/games
Jo's scrap shack #196 - anything goes