Saturday, November 18, 2017

i'm here for you. anytime, Catch the bug challenge

 Saturday November 18, 2017
 
It's time for another challenge at Catch the bug..
Today we have a BINGO challenge card.



Here is the BINGO card for you to follow..

 
OH MY I knew I wanted to use this image - Funny Pup 02 so I looked at the BINGO card to see what and how I could use it..
I chose the top.. Sentiment / Bugaboo image / Charm
 
This little dog is so cute.. It doesn't look like my dog but it's so darling. I colored her with copics and added an old old charm I had. I surprised it's not green from tarnish.. it's that old.. I added some pearls to her collar and look at that awesome sentiment.. You who have pets.. I think especially dogs.. This fits. My dogs are always there for me.. ALWAYS and anytime. They love me no matter what and there to comfort me.. (yes hubby does too but you know what I am talking about)
I hope play along and enter your card over at Catch the bug.
 
Challenges:
Simon Monday - stitching
Artistic inspirations #190 - anything goes
Creative moments #131 - anything goes/thanksgiving
Word art Wednesday wk. 308-309- anything goes

Simon Wednesday - furry friends
Cute card Thursday #504 - birds/animals
CCC digi #85 - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #56 - anything goes
Creatalicious #127 - anything goes/opt. thanks
QKR stampede #270 - give thanks or anything goes
Crafty catz #393 - anything goes
Creative fingers #141 - anything goes
Polkadoodles wk. 46 - anything goes
Color crazy wk. 46 - anything goes

Friday, November 17, 2017

Simple pleasures - Bugaboo Free Friday

Friday November 17, 2017
 
It's Friday so at Bugaboo it's Free Friday..
You can see the design teams creations over at Catch the bug..
 
 
This Free Friday image is "Ruby bubble trouble"..  I colored the image with copics and added white gel pen lines for the tile looking floor. I added Nuvo drops for the bubbles and Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen for the bath foam. The background has a hint of green which is done with Quick Quote chalk ink.  The sentiment is from Tech. Tues.


Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #190 - anything goes
Digi choosday wk. 46 - anything goes
Creative moments #131 - anything goes/thanksgiving
A bit more time to craft #56 - anything goes
Creatalicious #127 - anything goes/opt. thanks

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

I love you - Aud Sentiments #193

Thursday November 16-27, 2017
 
Welcome to another challenge at
 
Our challenge is 
ANYTHING GOES + SENTIMENT
 
 
This is my card. I took Simon Says flower/leaf stamp and white heat embossed on a white card base. I then took a copic BG10 and colored in the background. I went over the flowers only with Spectrum Noir glitter pen. I die cut YOU from My Favorite Things and then stamped I LOVE from the same set. I layered it on the card. I which you could see this in person. It's so pretty.  I will be doing this again. I like the copic BG blue cause it's not solid so you can see a little of the white coming through. I didn't want to go over and over cause I didn't want a strong BG color just a light tint. Cant wait to see what you all create. 


Challenges:
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
Pile it on #136 - large sentiment
Crafting from the heart #183 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #190 - anything goes
Cards in envy - typography
Through the craft room door - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 308-309- anything goes
A bit more time to craft #56 - anything goes
Creataicious #127 - anything goes/opt. thanks

Life looks like this ... thankful - Creative with Stamps #20

Wednesday November 15-30, 2017
 
Well it's almost my birthday (20th) and Thanksgiving.. So following the Thankful theme mid month reminder..
I have another card to show you...
 
 
I was looking on what I am thankful for.. I am thankful for my children, family, health (sometimes I question it) and life.. So I created this card showing a family.. Life looks like this...
I used my cloud template to create the background then used Lawn Fawn grass hills and some scraps of paper. I used Close to my heart bunnies and fussy cut them out. I took Mama Elephant balloon, birds and flowers and die cut them out. I colored all of the images with copics and the sentiment is two parts.. Life looks like this from Tech. Tuesday and Thankful is from Simon Says.. It was fun creating this scene.. The bunnies I won past spring time from HeARTful stamping blog which Chris is a Close to my Heart demonstrator. .
If you haven't entered three cards yet.. you still have time to enter them at Creative with Stamps #20
NOTE:  CWS challenges do not have many "Guidelines", but please read and follow the few we do have to be eligible to win.

Challenges:
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
Come and get it - thank you / thankful
Pile it on #136 - large sentiment
Addicted to stamps #157 - use more than one stamp
Artistic inspirations #190 - anything goes
Die cuttin divas #343 - thanks or turkey
Tuesday throw down #369 - thankful
Deep ocean #168 - things with wings
Word art Wednesday wk. 308-309- anything goes
Crafty gals corner #149 - thankful
Crafting by designs - let's be thankful
Simon Wednesday - furry friends

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Peace on Earth - Inspiration Destination #138

Wednesday November 15, 2017
 
We have a new challenge at Inspiration Destination #138 and our theme is ANYTHING GOES
 
 



We are lucky to have one of our very own design team members as our sponsor for this challenge. Patricia Alvarez of KINDA CUTE.. If you haven't see her store yet, you for sure need to check it out. She has the most darling images that she created. If you head over to Inspiration Destination you can see what the DT created with her images.  I am using "Snowman and friends" I colored the image with copics and then created the sky with my cloud template. I used Simon Says stitch hill and created the snow bank. I used a white gel pen to give some dots and highlights. The sentiment is from Simon Says.
Challenges:
Craft rocket #43 - Christmas
Scrapping 4 fun #103 - winter wonderland
Crafty Hazelnuts #359 - Christmas/opt. reindeer
Artistic inspirations #190 - anything goes
Make my Monday - snow fun
Crafty sentiments - winter
Digi choosday wk. 46 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - furry friends

It's better to get laugh lines - Pause Dream Enjoy #199

Wednesday November 15, 2017
 
Dang November is going by pretty fast. I hope it's been a good month for you. Weather is good and you are enjoying life.
 
Today we have another challenge at Pause Dream Enjoy #199
The Orange team chose CAS - CLEAN AND SIMPLE
 
 
During the summer I took some stamped images and my Mission paints and went out on the deck and painted. I later die cut them out and put them in a bowl.. Well now was the time to use one of the images.
This is from Tech Tuesday and the sentiment. I did not have a lily pad so I just free handed one and using Zig markers painted the lily pad and water. I think I did pretty good.. what do you think?? I then added the frog on foam dots. This card was done. CAS.
Need more inspiration head over to PDE and see what the Orange created.

Challenges:
Glitter 'n' sparkle #265 - anything goes
Addicted to stamps #157 - use more than one stamp
Crafting from the heart #183 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #190 - anything goes
Through the craft room door - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 308-309- anything goes

Simple Pleasures - Craftaholics R Us #45

Wednesday November 15, 2017
 
Welcome back for another challenge at Craftaholics R Us #45
 
The theme for this week is MASCULINE
Check out the Green team and their creations. You will be inspired
 
 
 I love Art Impressions images so using an old image that is a wood block rubber stamps I created this fun card. I stamped the guy and colored with copics. I added the wood floor with just swipes of the copic pen and then it looked bare so I added the My Favorite Things dog. The frame and sentiment is by Tech. Tues. stamped with Stampin up green ink. I then cut the image and background with Lil Inker stitch dies.

Challenges:
Glitter 'n' sparkle #265 - anything goes
Addicted to stamps #157 - use more than one stamp
Simon Monday - stitching
Crafting from the heart #183 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #190 - anything goes
City crafters wk. 388 - for the boys
Word art Wednesday wk. 308-309- anything goes
Simon Wednesday - furry friends
Fab 'n' funky - masculine touch

Happy birthday you sly fox - Bugaboo new release

Tuesday November 14, 2017
 
Welcome back to new release day at the Bugaboo store.. Fall fox..
 Check out the design teams creations over at Catch the bug.
 
 
This is the cute Fall Fox image. I colored the image with copics. The image was cut with My Favorite Things stitch die. I then took a scrap piece of paper and smeared some Quick Quote chalk ink and then stamped the Tech. Tuesday sentiment. I used MFT banner die. I used my cloud template and Ranger ink. The background was made a long time ago using Stampin up re-inkers and texture paste along with a stencil. I love that I made a bunch of these up using different stencils and tinted texture paste so now when I need them they are dry and ready to use.

Challenges:
Jo's scrap shack #214 - anything goes
Crafty catz #392 - no pattern paper
Creative fingers #140 - anything goes
Polkadoodles wk. 45 - anything goes
That's crafty - stencil it
Allsorts wk. 441 - autumn colors
Glitter 'n' sparkle #265 - anything goes
Simon Monday - stitching
Always fun #32 - pumpkins
Artistic inspirations #190 - anything goes

Saturday, November 11, 2017

The path to a friend's house - Catch the Bug

Saturday November 11, 2017
 
Welcome back and to Catch the bug where we have another week long challenge for you.  HOME SWEET HOME..
FEATURE A HOME OR WORD HOME/HOUSE ON YOUR CARD
 
 
this is my card and I chose to use the sentiment with the word House in it. I am using this cute kid called
  I colored the image during the summer with Prisma colored pencils and now that winter is right around the corner this would be a great time to use it. I now added the clouds using my cloud template. I then cut the image down and went around the edges with Quick Quote chalk ink. I had this background piece I created quite awhile ago using a stencil and texture paste. I then went over it once it was dry with Dylusions sprays to give it a nice colorful look. I stamped the sentiment from Stampendous.
Challenges:
Try it on Tuesday - home sweet home
Word art Wednesday wk. 308-309 anything goes
Crafting by design - winter sparkle
Simon Wednesday - snow white
Crafty creations #354 - anything goes
Jo's scrap shack #214 - anything goes
Crafty catz #392 - no pattern paper
Creative fingers #140 - anything goes
Polkadoodles wk. 45 - anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun #103 - winter wonderland
That's crafty - stencil it
Color crazy wk. 45 - anything goes

Friday, November 10, 2017

You light up my life - Bugaboo Free Friday

Friday November 10, 2017
 
Hello and hope your November is going great.
Over at Bugaboo we have a Free Friday image for you. This comes with and with out the sentiment.
Head over to Catch the bug and see the design teams creations.
 
 
This is the Free Friday image. "You light up my life".. I chose the image with the sentiment already added. I colored with copics and used Spectrum Noir sparkle pen on the lights then used Quick Quote chalk ink to distress the edges. I then used a My Favorite Things die.  I used Oxide ink and created the background and spritzed with water. I then took some Rayon thread and added it behind the image.  This card was very quick and easy.

Challenges:
Crafty creations #354 - anything goes
Jo's scrap shack #214 - anything goes
QKR stampede #269 - touch of gold (gold thread behind the image)
Crafty catz #392 - no pattern paper
Creative fingers #140 - anything goes
Color crazy wk. 45 - anything goes

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

You're perfect in my book - Catch the bug - Humor Wednesday

Wednesday November 8, 2017
 
Today is Humor me Wednesday at Catch the bug..
11-5-17 is LOVE YOUR RED HAIR DAY
 
 
I am using two images from the Bugaboo store  The stack of books and boy book sitter..
I love red hair and always wanted red hair. Many years ago in my youth I use to dye my hair red. Chestnut red was my favorite. Later I did midnight burgundy.. I have brown hair prior to that.. Mid life I just let it be and went with the brown. Now I am gray.. I still have some brown.
Any way for my card I colored the images with copics and used a Simon Says sentiment. This was just an easy peasy card to make and I envy the red hair people out there..

Challenges:
Sugar pea designs #37 - colors
Inkspirational #147 - word - trend
Crazy 4 challenge #410 - layer
Crafty sentiment - anything goes
Digi choosday wk. 45 - anything goes
Shopping our stash #328 - colors
Through the craft room door - anything goes
Cards und more #197 - anything goes with red
(Pin)spirational #203 - photo
Word art Wednesday wk. 308-309 anything goes





Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Peace on earth - The Merry Christmas Challenge

Wednesday November 8, 2017
 
Welcome to another challenge at The Merry Christmas Challenge #42
You need to check out the DT cards done by the Holy and Ivy team.
Our challenges are always the same so we didn't bring you a new theme but we hope to bring Inspiration..
As always the theme is
 ANYTHING GOES AS LONG AS IT'S CHRISTMAS..
 


I started my card by stamping the Co-motion snowflake and emboss in white. Then I used Simon Says stamped the sentiment and again embossed in white. I took some Ranger Oxide inks and smooshed on my craft mat and spritzed with water and laid the embossed piece in and dried and smooshed again and dried until I got what I wanted. I then mounted on my card base and added some sequins.  Again CAS so quick to make this card.
Challenges:
Inkspirational #147 - word - trend
Pile it on #136 - large sentiment
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #182 - anything goes
Always fun #31 - water coloring
The crazy challenge #261 - monochromatic
City crafters #387 - love and peace
Word art Wednesday wk. 308-309 anything goes
Crafting by design - winter sparkle
Simon Wednesday - snow white (white snowflake)

with Gratitude to you - Sunny Day Crafting #60

Wednesday November 8, 2017
 
Are you ready for another challenge at Sunny Day Crafting #60  ?
  we have a great one for you..
The Yellow team is bringing you "S" is for SCARECROW
 
 
Again digging in my holiday Fall type wood block red rubber stamps.. I found this oldie but goodie.. I think the image is Stampassions .. It has ink on the block so wasn't sure what it said but this is what I thought it said.
I embossed the image in black and then using my Zig markers I water colored the image. I used a Tech. Tues. sentiment.  Then I took the Simon Says Large scallop/stitch die and cut both top and bottom. I added this to some dark green card stock.  I hope you can check out the Yellow team's creations over at Sunny Day Crafting.

Challenge:
Inkspirational #147 - word - trend
Crazy 4 challenge #410 - layer
Hiding in my craft room #325 - fall colors
Just us girls #418 - thankful
Glitter "n" sparkle #264 - fall colors
Pile it on #136 - large sentiment
Dragonfly journeys #104 - gratitude
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
Simon says Monday - thanks/thanksgiving
Always fun #31 - water coloring
Crafty sentiment - anything goes
Shopping our stash #328 - colors
Word art Wednesday wk. 308-309 anything goes
Sugar pea designs #37 - colors





You're the apple of my eye - Paper Play Sketches #55

Wednesday November 8, 2017
 
Welcome to another sketch at
It saddens me that this is our last challenge at PPS.. This blog challenge is being closed down. So this is your last week to play along.
 

This is the sketch. You can turn the sketch or use as is.  If you need ideas check out the design teams cards

 
This card was so much fun to make. I used Stampin up designer papers and Taylored Expressions stamp set. The tab die is Stampin up and the stitched rectangles die is from My Favorite Things. I colored the apple with copics and went over the apple with glossy accents. I added floss to the button and burlap scrap behind it. I really love how this came out. I was concerned with the large back dots but I think it was needed since the other colors are so light.  

Challenges:
Jo's scrap shack #213 - anything goes
Inkspirational #147 - word - trend
Crazy 4 challenge #410 - layer
Hiding in my craft room #325 - fall colors
Crafting from the heart #182 - anything goes
Through the craft room door - anything goes
Cards und more #197 - anything goes with red
(Pin)spirational #203 - photo
Creative craft cottage #99 - buttons or bows
Word art Wednesday wk. 308-309 anything goes

Be courageous and kind - Bugaboo new release

Tuesday November 7, 2017
 
Bugaboo has an awesome, cute fall image perfect if you send out fall cards or Thanksgiving cards.
Check out the design teams creations over at Catch the bug.. The image is in the Bugaboo store.
 
 
This new image is called AKV scarecrow.. I colored the image with copics.. see the copic throwup on the pumpkin on the left?? dang I hate when that happens. I tried to scoot it back with the "O" but that YR is just too dark. I still like the fun card. I added a Simon Says sentiment and added some MFT banners and stitched die layers. Finished with some Doodlebug dots.

Challenges:
Hiding in my craft-room #325 - fall colors
Crazy 4 challenge #410 - layers
Inkspirational #147 - trend
Jo's scrap shack #213 - anything goes
Glitter "n" sparkle #264 - fall colors
Crafting from the heart #182 - anything goes
Crafty sentiment - anything goes
Digi choosday wk. 45 - anything goes
Shopping our stash #328 - colors
(Pin)spirational #203 - photo