Friday, May 26, 2017

There's no one on the planet - Catch the bug Free Friday

Friday May 26, 2017
 
It's Free Friday over at Catch the bug.. You can find the FF image at the Bugaboo store
It's almost the end of May.. Memorial weekend.. Time to go camping and see the beautiful night sky.. Perfect time to pick up the FF image.. Astronaut rocket..
 
 
So this is Astronaut rocket.. I used My Favorite Things square die to cut the image out. I then added Ranger inks and blended and spritzed with water. I then took a piece of dark blue card stock and used some of the Oxide Ranger inks and went over it and spritzed with water.. You really don't see the water marks on it so I spritzed with some My Huey spray to give shine... I have to play more with Oxide inks and figure what can be done. I used white gel pen and went over both layer with dots. I colored the image with copics and white embossed the sentiment from My Favorite Things. 
If you need inspiration on what can be done with this image.. head over to Catch the bug and see what the DT created


Challenges:
Come and get it - emboss it (sentiment)
Crafting from the heart #160 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #179 - anything goes/cas
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Tuesday throw-down #344 - anything goes
Penny's paper-crafty #330 - anything goes
Crafty creations #342 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 284-285 - anything goes
Jo's scrap shack #190 - anything goes
Crafty catz #372 - anything goes /opt. make own flowers
Creative fingers #131 - anything goes






Thursday, May 25, 2017

Your are amazing - Happy father's day

Thursday May 25, 2017
 
OMG I love this card. I used one of my Gelli plate papers I created a long time ago. I thought this looked like a tie dyed paper.. So I took My Favorite Things shirt die and cut it out making sure I had the red part at the bottom because I wanted to stamp the sentiment across the chest of the shirt.. stamp is Simon Says.  This just makes me smile. The shirt is so colorful I just added the Simon Says Happy Father's Day and twine.. what do you think?? This would be great for that rad dad.. This card was so simple to create.
 

Challenges:
Cards und more #185 - fathers day
Penny's paper-crafty #330 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 284-285 - anything goes
The male room #61 - stash/use dies
A bit more time to craft #44 - anything goes







Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Hugs dad - Happy Father's Day

Wednesday May 24, 2017
 
 
Another Pinterest idea.. with my own twist.. The camera was the Pinterest idea.. I love this look. I wanted to make it different so I die cut the Hugs and Dad from My Favorite Things dies.. I used some adhesive on the embroidery floss to stiffen it and set it aside while I die cut the camera from Taylored Expressions.. I colored it with copics. I added the Happy Fathers day from Simon Says. I added foam dots behind the hugs and dad. Before I added the "G" down I added the camera and made sure it was in the right position..  This card was so much fun to make and I will have to remember this idea for other cards.. see what I can hang off of the letters..  Thank you Pinterest for awesome postings.. I love the ideas people create and away to adapt to our own cards...casing is legal isn't it... LOL
 

Challenges:
HeARTful stamping - die cuts
Crafting from the heart #160 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #179 - anything goes/cas
Cards und more #185 - fathers day
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Tuesday throw-down #344 - anything goes
Penny's paper-crafty #330 - anything goes
Crafty creations #342 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 284-285 - anything goes
The male room #61 - stash/use dies
A bit more time to craft #44 - anything goes
Crafty catz #371 - anything goes/opt. 2 layers
Cute card Thursday #479 - cas








Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Congratulations - Catch the bug New Release

 
Tuesday May 23, 2017
 
Welcome to Tuesday and New Release day at Catch the bug.. (some images may not be new but haven't been sold in the store for awhile so maybe new to others who have never seen them)
 
 
 
This is the new release images.. Boy   Girl Kidz graduates   Just in time for all the graduation that are coming up soon. I kept the design CAS.. I used Kolette Hal
sentiment and copics for the coloring. That's it..
I hope these cards inspires you to grab these images up and visit the Bugaboo store  maybe there's something else that will catch your eye.. If you need more inspiration please head over to Catch the bug blog and see what the design team created with the images.



Challenges:
A bit more time to craft #44 - anything goes
Creatalicious #115 - anything goes/opt. stencil
Crafty catz #371 - anything goes/opt. two or more layers
Crafting from the heart #160 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #179 - anything goes/cas
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Die cuttin divas #318 - graduation





Sunday, May 21, 2017

you're the best - Happy Fathers day

Sunday May 21, 2017
 
I have been having so much fun in my craft room making cards. I try to make one daily.. With Father's day coming I want to get some cards made.. I am getting request from people who need them.. I am not sure I like this card though.. mainly because I don't like the coffee cup not having any grounding. I did the dots by Paper Trey Ink.. it's two stamps a ring and solid circle. I used Ranger inks. When that didn't work I tried the Jelli bean twine.. Still didn't ground the cup but better.. The coffee cup is Simon Says stamp. The sentiments are from Simon Says.. I added some clear Nuvo drops to the coffee area and few drops around card.
I colored the coffee cup and coffee with copics.
 

Challenges:
Crafting by design - you're so special
Crafty catz #371 - anything goes/opt. 2 or more layers






Saturday, May 20, 2017

Let's PAWS a minute - Catch the bug - BINGO

Saturday May 20, 2017
 
We have a new challenge at Catch the bug.. BINGO.. I love bingos. so many choices.
 
 
This is the BINGO card..

I liked the Guy and dog Free Friday earlier this month.. I had to use again..

I chose the bottom row.. Washi Tape (along the bottom of my card) Orange (background/pants/sequins) Embossing (sentiment)  I am using the image called Guy and Dog which you can find at the Bugaboo store  I used Kuretake Gansi Paints and created the background on water color paper. I then used some Rubber seed grass stamps and added them along the bottom of the card. I used two different Washi tapes and added them under the grass. I colored the image with copics and fussy cut it out. I used foam dots behind the image. I embossed the sentiment from Tech. Tuesday with Stampin up black embossing powder. Added some orange sequins.  The black behind the card is just background piece, not a part of the card.  So lets see what you create.. I hope I inspired you. 
 
Challenges:
AAA #90 - embossing (sentiment)
Pile it on #130 - animals
Artistic inspirations #179 - anything goes/opt. cas
Use your stuff #264  - metallic
A bit more time to craft #44 - anything goes
The crafters café #173 - birthday
Creatalicious #115 - anything goes/opt. stencils
Deep ocean #155 - our furry/feathered friends
Simon Wednesday - a bit of sparkle
As you like it - fav. skin/fur color and why (copic E00-E11-R20-sometimes E31  for humas. I like the almost true white skin color it gives. (I don't feel comfortable with other skin tones. I've tried and they get too weird.. I did not put R20 on this guy but most times I do for men or women. for Animals in the brown tones I use copics E43-E44-E47 most time because my dogs are in the brownish tones. )
Creative fingers #130 - anything goes
Color crazy wk. 20 - anything goes
Crafty catz #371 - anything goes/opt. 2 or more layers
Allsorts wk. 416 - happy birthday
A gem of a challenge #194 - spring fever






Friday, May 19, 2017

Happy Birthday flowers / leaves / medallion

Friday May 19, 2017
 
Well I was playing again in my craft-room.. I keep seeing so many medallion cards created and I knew I had a Stampin Up medallion and so I took an A2 size water color paper. I stamped the medallion and heat embossed with Simon Says antique gold. I then smooshed some Ranger oxide inks in blue, green, yellow on my craft sheet. I spritzed it with water and laid the water color paper in it. I then heated and spritzed with water and re-dipped in the spritzed watered down in and dried and kept doing this till I got the results I was pleased with. I then took my Paper Trey Ink flower die and cut out three sizes. I was going to use the stamp set with it... but I had so much going on with the background I didn't want the stamped flowers to be toooooo much.. So I just took some Ranger inks and sponged it on the flowers. I added a sequin to the center and added some Nuvo drops. I then added some die cut leaves by Stampin up.. (I do test kits for a local scrapbook company and I always have so many left over scrap pieces that are not big enough to use for backgrounds but perfect for small die pieces.. so I spent a long time die cutting scraps from the left overs from my cards and scrapbook scraps) I then took a Simon Says sentiment and using Stampin Up ink stamped and trimmed down and added. I added the flower and sentiment with foam dots.  I was going to add sequins to the background but again it's so busy with the medallion I didn't want to over do..  What do you think???
 
Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 282-283 - anything goes
Stars stampz - for mom/special lady
A gem of a challenge #194 - spring fever
Crazy 4 challenges #385 - green/emerald green
AAA #90 - embossing (medallion)
Artistic inspirations #179 - anything goes/opt. cas
Use your stuff #264  - metallic
A bit more time to craft #44 - anything goes
The crafters café #173 - birthday
Creatalicious #115 - anything goes/opt. stencils
Tuesday throw-down #343 - texture
Cards und more #185 - cards for women
Crafting by design - you're so special
Simon Wednesday - a bit of sparkle
Color throw-down - colors
Fab 'n' funky #351 - create background
Crafty gals corner #123 - add flowers
Creative fingers #130 - anything goes
Color crazy wk. 20 - anything goes
Crafty catz #371 - anything goes/opt. 2 or more layers








It's your bird-day! Catch the bug Free Friday

Friday May 19, 2017
 
It's Friday and you know what that means.. It's Free Friday at Catch the bug.. I hope you can head over to the Bugaboo Store and get this image while it's free..
 
 
This is my card using the FREE image called SB flower swing..
I thought this would make a cute birthday card.. I used a piece of scrap Quick Quote designer paper. On one side is the dark purple and the other side is the lighter design. I used My Favorite Things circle scallop die. I used some OLD Quick quote purple ink and distressed the card base and the dp strip.. then threw it in the garbage.. the ink pad is so old. I bought it YEARs ago.. It's lasted forever (bought in 2012).. I love Quick Quote chalk inks..
I added the sentiment which is from My Pink Stamper.. I then added some Stampin Up punched flowers and Martha Stewart leaves.. I added some Nuvo drops inside the flowers. I colored the cute image with copics and added Nuvo drops in the flower center and some white gel pen on the purple flowers and her head band.. It's a Sweet image and it would be good for spring, birthdays, mother's day, Easter.. Changing up the colors you could use this year round. Maybe even Christmas with some Christmas colors..  Hope you head over to the Bugaboo store and pick up this cute image. If you need more inspiration head over to the Catch the bug blog and see the DT inspiration.

Challenges:
A gem of a challenge #194 - spring fever
Pile it on #130 - animals
Artistic inspirations #179 - anything goes/opt. cas
A bit more time to craft #44 - anything goes
The crafters café #173 - birthday
Creatalicious #115 - anything goes/opt. stencils
Deep ocean #155 - our furry/feathered friends
Cards und more #185 - cards for women
Creative fingers #130 - anything goes
Crafty catz #371 - anything goes/opt. 2 or more layers






Thursday, May 18, 2017

What is meant to be - Oldie but Goodie at Catch the bug

Thursday May 18, 2017
 
Welcome to Catch the bug where being Thursday it's OBG - Oldie But Goodie day..
 
 
 
 This is my card using the Bugaboo image called Meant to be... you can find it in the Bugaboo store.
I colored the image with copics and then used my white gel pen to add dots. I layered the card and added some sequins and stickles. This card was so easy to make..BUT!!! I had filled my copics a few days prior and my orange colored decided to blob out .. !!!!!!HORROR!!!!!.. it was the last color I was using of course.. SO I used my "0" pen to push it back as much as I could and it still had that tinge of color where it shouldn't of been so I took the blue copic pen and went around the image.. OH now I am glad it did blob out because I love the way the blue now makes the colors pop more then before.. I guess it was a happy error.. horror.. I hope you check out the images at Bugaboo and pick up this pretty image.
 
 

Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 282-283 - anything goes
The sisterhood of crafters - encouragement
A gem of a challenge #194 - spring fever
Crazy 4 challenges #385 - green/emerald green
Artistic inspirations #179 - anything goes/opt. cas
Cards in envy - anything goes/favorite color combo (green/rust/orange/purple)
Use your stuff #264 - metallics
A bit more time to craft #44 - anything goes
Creatalicious #115 - anything goes/opt. stencils
Cards und more #185 - cards for women
Crafting by design - you're so special
Simon Wednesday - a bit of sparkle
Crafty gals corner #123 - add flowers
Moving along with the times #45 butterflies




Wednesday, May 17, 2017

I dont want to seem like - Aud Sentiments #180

Thursday May 18-29, 2017
 
Well it's time again for another challenge at Aud Sentiments #180  Our theme is ANYTHING GOES + SENTIMENT
 

Our sponsor for these next two weeks is IKE'S ART
 
 
This is my card using Alice Rabbit.. I had plans to go for an Alice and Wonderland looking card but after trying one time and not liking I went with this.  I used a Tim Holtz stencil and gold texture paste and did the clock background. When dried I took some Silver Nuvo paste and did the dots which is also a stencil. I then cut the card down and thought what will I do with that left side. I took some Washi tapes (there are 5) and added them. The red look too wide so I took a small strip from the cut off and added it down the center of the red. I colored the image with Copics and added some Prisma color pencils in different areas. I took a cute Dylusions sentiment and cut it apart and added it.  (my hubby said that sounds like me!! WHAT??!! ok maybe a little)  I hope you can head over to Aud Sentiments and get some inspiration from the DT.

 
Challenges:
Pile it on #130 - animals
Artistic inspirations #179 - anything goes/opt. cas
Use your stuff #264 - metallic
A bit more time to craft #44 - anything goes
Creatalicious #115 - anything goes/opt. stencils(gold texture past is stencil design)
Tuesday throw-down #343 - texture
Deep ocean #155 - our furry/feathered friends
Cards und more #185 - cards for women
Penny's paper-crafty #329 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - a bit of sparkle
Fab 'n' funky #351 - create background
Creative moments #118 - anything goes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

I love you more than ice cream / Inspiration Destination #128

Wednesday May 17, 2017
 
 
Welcome to a new challenge at Inspiration Destination #128 - this challenge is ANYTHING GOES
 

 
Our sponsor for this challenge is Paper Nest Dolls
 
 
This is my card and I am using Ice Cream Avery... Cute little girl and fun just in time for summer.. I could and do eat ice cream year round and do.... I need to eat it during the day.. I have issues having it at night.. bummer. but sleep is more important than ice cream..  I took my card base and added the yellow and red water color paint and splattered blue (on the card ... my desk and anything within shot.. dang those spots can sure fly).. I dried it and then used copics to color the image and staying with the water color painted colors. I used My favorite things stitch die and cut her out. I added some Spectrum Noir glitter pen to the ice cream, boots, belt. I heat embossed the Simon Says sentiment with Stampin Up black embossing powder. After I adhered the image I added some My minds eye and Ek stickers to the card.
If you head over to the Inspiration Destination site you can see what the DT did with their image.. Get some inspiration if you need it..  Thanks for stopping by and ALWAYS thanks for the lovely comments.
 

Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 282-283 - anything goes
Crafty catz #370 - anything goes /opt. mirror card
Scrapping 4 fun #90 - ladies
A gem of a challenge #194 - spring fever
AAA #90 - embossing (sentiment)
Artistic inspirations #179 - anything goes/opt. cas
A bit more time to craft #44 - anything goes
Creatalicious #115 - anything goes/opt. stencils
Penny's paper-crafty #329 - anything goes
Fab 'n' funky #351 - create background
Creative moments #118 - anything goes

 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Dude - Stampavie and More #287

Wednesday May 17, 2017
 
Welcome to another challenge at Stampavie and More #287  Our challenge run for two weeks.
The theme for this challenge is MASCULINE = CARD FOR MAN OR BOY 
 
 
This is my card. I used a piece of Kraft and stamped some Hero Arts leaves with Stampin up light green ink. I then used a frame from My Favorite Things and added it to the Kraft with foam tape. I stamped the Simon Says stamps and colored them with copics and fussy cut them out and added them with foam dots. I used a scrap of black and cut this silhouette die from Taylored Expressions and added it to the card. I think the Dude card will be good for a boys birthday or even a man..
I hope I have inspired you. Please head over to the Stampavie and More challenge blog and get some more inspiration from the Design Team. Fathers day is coming up this would be a great time to make a masculine card.


Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 282-283 - anything goes
Crafty catz #370 - anything goes /opt. mirror card
My time to craft #345 - masculine
Crazy 4 challenges #385 - green/emerald green
Artistic inspirations #179 - anything goes/opt. cas
A bit more time to craft #44 - anything goes
Creatalicious #115 - anything goes/opt. stencils
Penny's paper-crafty #329 - anything goes
Creative moments #118 - anything goes





Lots of love - Catch the bug

Tuesday May 16, 2017
 
Welcome to Tuesday New Release at Catch the bug..  The new release is Angel love me.. you can find the image in the Bugaboo store
 
 
This is the new release.. I first created the background with Simon Says stamps and a couple colors Ranger inks. I added some Nuvo drops to the center of the flowers. I then colored the image with copics saying with those colors. I embossed the Lots of love in white on the heart. I used Spectrum Noir glitter brush on the hearts and her wings.  I used the My favorite things stitched die. I hope you like it and if you need more inspiration head over to the Catch the bug blog and see what the DT created.

Challenges:
Simon Wednesday - going dotty
4 crafty chicks #350 - celebrate women
Cute card Thursday #477 - punches/dies
Stars stampz - for mom/special lady
Crafty catz #370 - anything goes /opt. mirror card
Scrapping 4 fun #90 - ladies
A gem of a challenge #194 - spring fever
Crazy 4 challenges #385 - green/emerald green
Artistic inspirations #179 - anything goes/opt. cas
Cards in envy - anything goes/favorite color combo (red/blue/green/yellow)
A bit more time to craft #44 - anything goes
Creatalicious #115 - anything goes/opt. stencils
Cards und more #185 - cards for women






Monday, May 15, 2017

I love you - Monika and Billie challenge for each other

Tuesday May 16, 2017
 
Well it's time for me and Monika to challenge each other.. This time Monika (Creative with Monika)  chose the theme.. Masculine.. I think because she knows I have issues with Masculine cards..LOL  She is so good at Masculine cards.. Me nada..
 I made my card and showed my hubby and he said "little girly isn't it?".. WHAT??? I have been watching the news and looking at guys ties to see what they are wearing.. I saw ties with nice bright colors so to me they were perfect. He said the coffee cup was a little girly also.. No ..that is why I made it blue..   ANYHOW.. this is my card. I used my Ranger Oxide inks and stamped the Simon Says tie. I let it cure over night.. I then took my white gel pen and did little stripes, dots, circles ..whatever on a few ties to just change it up.. I then took a piece of vellum and using the stitch die from Simon Says I cut it out.. I stamped the mustache and coffee cup from Simon Says and white embossed the I LOVE from SS on the mustache. I then layered them on the vellum and added a few brown sequins. OH I added the green sticker -you-  ... I think this is great for Fathers Day, or just for someone you love.   What do you think???? is it to feminine????
 
Challenges:
Simon Wednesday - going dotty
Word art Wednesday wk. 282-283 - anything goes
Cute card Thursday #477 - punches/dies
Brown sugar #250 - embossing (sentiment)
Crafty catz #370 - anything goes /opt. mirror card
My time to craft #345 - masculine
Crazy 4 challenges #385 - green/emerald green
Artistic inspirations #179 - anything goes/opt. cas
Cards in envy - anything goes/favorite color combo (all of these colors are a favorite)
A bit more time to craft #44 - anything goes
Creatalicious #115 - anything goes/opt. stencils
Crafty sentiments - pastel colors






So much to be thankful for - Creative with Stamps MID MO #14

Monday May 15, 2017
 
It's mid month so time to get that FLOWER card posted to the challenge blog in case you have not added your quota for our challenge.
 
 
 
 
 
This is the banner that needs to be displayed on your blog also linking Creative with Stamps.

This is my card using an over all Simon Says stamp that I think I inked with an ink that was too light. I did go over it with Ranger inks and I think it helped. I then stamped the sentiment by Simon Says on a piece of scrap dp. I stamped a couple leaves from Stampin Up and die cut the leaves out. I die cut Paper Trey Ink flowers and colored with Ranger ink. I layered them and added a pearl to the center. I like the color choices and rich look. I hope you find time to play along. Check out the Design Teams inspiration from their cards if you need help..

Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 282-283 - anything goes
The sisterhood of crafters - encouragement
4 crafty chicks #350 - celebrate women
Cute card Thursday #477 - punches/dies
Crafty catz #370 - anything goes /opt. mirror card
A gem of a challenge #194 - spring fever
Crazy 4 challenges #385 - green/emerald green
Just us girls #393 - inked background
Artistic inspirations #179 - anything goes/opt. cas
A bit more time to craft #44 - anything goes
Creatalicious #115 - anything goes/opt. stencils







Sunday, May 14, 2017

happy birthday - Catch the bug Stella Says sketch challenge

Sunday May 14, 2017
 
Hello and hope you are having a great weekend and a wonderful blessed Mothers day.  I know I will be getting calls from my children who are out of state and my son and daughter in law will take us out to dinner.  We live about 2 hours away but they come down here.  I hope you are with loved ones.
 
Well we have a new Sketch at Catch the bug for our Stella Says Sketch challenge #510.. You can turn the card or keep it as it is and play along. 
 


This is the sketch

For my card I wanted to use this image..Bug punky kidz  So I was digging through a pile of scraps on my desk and found this awesome XOXOXO paper and thought ok this is what I want to use. I trimmed it down a little and then used a Simon Says triangle image and Ranger inks and did the strip above. I then took and OLD Dot's stamp and stamped Happy Birthday. I colored the image with copics, I added white gel pen to a few areas and Spectrum Noir pen to the blue dotted items. I added a Stampin up butterfly and added pearls down the body. I mounted the image on foam dots.. Oh the border around her was with a ruler and copic pen so it looks like it's mounted on a peachy piece of card stock.. but no it's just copic pen giving that effect.
I hope you are inspired to play along and if you need more inspiration head over to CTB and see what the DT created.


Challenges:
Ooh la la #228 - something beginning with "B" (bow, butterfly, brown, blooms, birthday)
Cards und more #184 - cards for women
Deep ocean #154 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - going dotty
Fab 'n' funky #350 - kid/teenager birthday
Word art Wednesday wk. 282-283 - anything goes
4 crafty chicks #350 - celebrate women
Cute card Thursday #477 - punches/dies
Moving along with the times #45 - butterflies
Crafty catz #370 - anything goes /opt. mirror card
Scrapping 4 fun #90 - ladies
A gem of a challenge #194 - spring fever
Crazy 4 challenges #385 - green/emerald green