Friday, October 20, 2017

Thank you very much - Free Friday Bugaboo

Friday October 20, 2017
 
Well Friday at Bugaboo means Free Friday..
Check out the cute cards/creations at Catch the bug.
 
 
I wanted to create a scene with this cute little pirate. "AKV pirate treasure"..
I added sand /water/sky and used copics to create this. I then added some white gel pen for the foam water edge and white caps. I used my cloud template.  I cut the palm trees from a Lawn Fawn die I embossed the trunks. I then colored the AKV pirate with copics and fussy cut him out. I added a Paper Trey Ink sentiment to the flag.  This brought me a big smile as I created this fun scene.

Challenges:
A bit more time to craft #54 - anything goes
Creatalicious #125 - anything goes/opt. Halloween
Use your stuff #284 - pumpkin spice/orange
Make my Monday #57 - Halloween or thank you
Brown sugar #271 - orange/green/brown

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Trick or Treat - Aud Sentiments #

Thursday October 19-30, 2017
 
So are you ready for another challenge at Aud Sentiments #191... I sure hope so. We have a new theme for these next two weeks..
 HALLOWEEN + SENTIMENT
 

Our sponsor for the challenge is The Paper Nest Dolls

 
I am using the fun image Little Witch Ellie  I started by creating the background with some Kuretake Gansai Paints and set it aside to dry. I then die cut the image out using a Simon Says stitch die. I colored the image with Copics. I have this cute spider that doesn't have a name on the block. It's quite old. The sentiment is acrylic but again no name on the container I have it in.  Sorry.. This card is really CAS.
I hope you can play along and if you need more inspiration.. head over to see what the DT created.
 
Challenges:
That's crafty - get your spook on
Color crazy wk. 41 - anything goes
A gem of a challenge #205 - spots/stripes or Halloween
Dragonfly journey #103 - Halloween
Come and get it - orange/purple/black
Pile it on #135 - fantasy or cobwebs/spiders
A bit more time to craft #54 - anything goes
Use your stuff #284 - pumpkin spice/orange
Creatalicious #125 - anything goes/opt. Halloween
Artistic inspirations #188 - anything goes
Cards in envy - Halloween dress up
Make my Monday #57 - Halloween or thank you
Deep ocean #166 - Halloween
Creative moments #129 - anything goes/add purple (her dress and hat are purple)
Crafting by designs - it's Halloween
Simon Wednesday - photo inspiration

Oh Joy! It's your birthday - Catch the bug Humor

Wednesday October 18, 2017
 
Welcome to Wednesday at Catch the bug where it's HUMOR Wednesday. 
 
 
Today October 18th is National Chocolate Cupcake Day.. woo hoo who doesn't love this day. Go out and get a chocolate cupcake.. I think I will..
 I am using the Bugaboo image called Pig cupcake  This little pig is like me.. can't have just one cupcake. He's got a collection of chocolate cupcakes.. I had to make one lemon cause I love lemon.  Check out the cute balloon tied to it's tail.. I embossed the My Favorite Things sentiment and added a bit of twine and some bling.  
 
Challenges:
Craft rocket #42 - birthday or pretty pink
Allsorts wk. 437 - think pink
Crazy 4 challenges #407 - dessert day
Sweet stampin - sparkle and shine
A gem of a challenge #205 - spots/stripes or Halloween
A bit more time to craft #54 - anything goes
Creative craft cottage #97 - pink for breast cancer
Creatalicious #125 - anything goes/opt. Halloween

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Herd you had a birthday - Inspiration Destination #136

Wednesday October 18-31, 2017
 
Welcome to another two week challenge at
 Inspiration Destination #136
We have a different theme this challenge ---
 EASEL cards
U-Tube has some great videos.. what's where I went cause it's been awhile since I've made one.. Have fun
 


For my card I used mostly My Favorite Things images. I did use Mama Elephant bird.. the one I colored blue. 

It was fun creating this cute scene. I started with the background and Ranger inks and did some color layering to get the ground, grass and sky. I didn't want the sky all one color so I have some lighter areas so it looks like clouds way up in the sky.  I black heat embossed the images and then colored with Zig markers.. I am really liking working with them and the blending is so easy and fun.  I then wanted to figure out the inside of the card so I found some shiplap... LOL and added it to the inside. I stamped the sentiment of a separate piece of the wood grain and used foam tape to adhere it..that way it gave the front panel something to hold it up. I then laid out the front of the card and some images are on foam some are just adhered straight down to the base. The left over pieces I added to the inside.  This is so cute and funny.



Showing the card open and the front animal piece is stopped and held open by the sentiment piece.

 
This is a better view of the sentiment area

Challenges:
Addicted to stamps #155 - flowers
A bit more time to craft #54 - anything goes
Use your stuff #284 - pumpkin spice/orange
Creatalicious #125 - anything goes/opt. Halloween
Artistic inspirations #188 - anything goes

BOO - Pause Dream Enjoy #195

Wednesday October 18, 2017
 
Welcome to another challenge at Pause Dream Enjoy #195
 
The Orange team has chosen   SPOOKY CUTE    as the theme
 


OMG.. I just by mistake got these two image side by side... I don't know what I did but I have wanted to do this in the past and never could figure how to do it.. I just hope it post ok with out being in the side bar area.. I might need to correct after it's posted..

Anyhow again in my Halloween box of wooden stamp I found this spooky but cute stamp set. by Hook line and inkers..
I used the My Favorite Things dome die and I used very little copic ink on the image. I wanted them to stay Ghost white..
I added the banners using a Tech. Tues die and used YNS "B" from my alphabet can of die letters. I then added some google eyes for the "OO" part.. I thought the background needed more cuteness.. so I added more google eyes to different circles.  You can see it better in the close up photo..
So lets see you SPOOKY CUTE projects.. I can't wait to see what you create.

Challenges:
That's crafty - get your spook on
A gem of a challenge #205 - spots/stripes or Halloween
Dragonfly journey #103 - Halloween
Come and get it - orange/purple/black
Pile it on #135 - fantasy or cobwebs/spiders
A bit more time to craft #54 - anything goes
Creatalicious #125 - anything goes/opt. Halloween
Use your stuff #284 - pumpkin spice/orange
Cards in envy - Halloween dress up
Make my Monday #57 - Halloween or thank you
Deep ocean #166 - Halloween
Creative moments #129 - anything goes/add purple (darker circles are purple)
Crafty gals corner #145 - Halloween colors
Crafting by designs - it's Halloween
Simon Wednesday - photo inspiration

Thinking of you - Craftaholics R Us #41

Wednesday October 18, 2017
 
Welcome to another challenge at Craftaholics R Us #41
 
It's the Green Teams turn with a new challenge
Woo hoo it's  ANYTHING GOES
 
 
 
Since it's anything goes and I wanted to try painting again. I used another Simon Says pre stamped on water color paper these images below.. So I used my Mission water color paints and went to work.. OH MY GOSH I love water coloring and bringing the images to life. I am slowly learning and liking what I am doing. I know I have a long ways to go but it's a learning curve.. I've never taken an art class. I've just always loved coloring. I use to have color books and crayons and would color for hours while I grew up. Love it.  I hope I have inspired you to play along and enter your card over at Craftaholics R Us.. ANYTHING GOES challenge.

Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 304-305 - anything goes
Color crazy wk. 41 - anything goes
Inkspirational #145 - one layer card
Addicted to stamps #155 - flowers
A bit more time to craft #54 - anything goes
Creatalicious #125 - anything goes/opt. Halloween
Use your stuff #284 - pumpkin spice/orange
Creative moments #129 - anything goes/add purple

Happy Birthday - Paper Play Sketches

Wednesday October 18, 2017
 
Are you ready for another challenge at
We have a great color challenge
 

These are the great colors for the challenge.
Just in time for Halloween or not.. I chose not but this would be perfect for those Halloween birthdays on Oct. 31st
This is my card using the color challenge. I am not a Halloween person so chose to make a birthday card using the colors. I know I had a friend at work who's birthday was on Oct. 31st. So this would be perfect for that someone.  I really like the way it came out. I used Power poppy stamps, My favorite things dies, washi tape and sequins. I colored the image with copics. The Happy Birthday is embossed with white. I added some Nuvo drops to the presents. If you need more inspiration check out the at Paper Play Sketches. 

Challenges:
A gem of a challenge #205 - spots/stripes or Halloween
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
Dragonfly journey #103 - Halloween
Glitter 'n' sparkle #261 - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #54 - anything goes
Creatalicious #125 - anything goes/opt. Halloween
Use your stuff #284 - pumpkin spice/orange
Deep ocean #166 - Halloween
Simon Wednesday - photo inspiration
Crafty gals corner #145 - Halloween colors
Crafting by designs - it's Halloween
 

Most wonderful time of the year - Bugaboo new release

Tuesday October 17, 2017
 
Bugaboo has a new release and you can see the fun image
over at the Bugaboo store.
When you have time head over to Catch the bug
and see the design teams creations.
 
 
This is the cute image called "sign it snowman"  I like that there is a large sign board where you can add your own sentiment. I used a Tech. Tuesday stamp set and added the sentiment.. That was just one of many I had.. if you're one of those lucky people that has beautiful penmanship you can write your sentiment. I colored the image with copics and added some fun glitter so that it looked like shine on the snow. I cut the image out with Simon Says wonky die.

Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 304-305 - anything goes
Crimbo crackers #143 - create a scene
Crafty catz #388 - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts #355 - anything goes/opt. stripes
Sweet stampin - sparkle and shine
Glitter 'n' sparkle #261 - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #54 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #179 - anything goes
Creatalicious #125 - anything goes/opt. Halloween

Monday, October 16, 2017

Bible journaling - Lily

Monday October 16, 2017
 
This is another design that Kate had. I traced it onto the bible page and colored with Prismacolored pencils. The verse is in Matthew 6:28  "And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don't work or make their clothing."
 
Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 304-305 - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #54 - anything goes
Creatalicious #125 - anything goes/opt. Halloween
Use your stuff #284 - pumpkin spice/orange

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Wishing you all the Joys that winter holds - Creative with Stamps #19

Sunday October 15-31, 2017
 
Well it's mid month reminder at
I hope you're having fun playing along and I love seeing different shoe -foot wear images..
 

 
If you follow me, I mentioned when I posted my shoe card for Oct. 1st.. I only had two shoe images. One I used on a card I created in the sprig and the tennis shoes on 10-1...and I needed to check over my stamps and see if I had anything else I could use... Well I had a pair of flip flops (thongs when I was a little girl many many years ago) and these skates.. So since it's not summer anymore I chose the skates.. Their not shoes but again shoes can be determined in so many ways.. heels, tennis, flats, boots, uggs, clogs, flip flops, sandles.... and skates.. sure there are a lot more..
 
So I stamped the Paper Trey skates all over the card base. I then took Simon Says snow flakes in three sizes and stamped them in the open spaces. I took my Kuretake Gansai paints and blended the pearl white with a very very small amount of black to get the silver and painted in the blade of the skate. I took my Zig marker and did a light wash over the skate. I added Nuvo drops to the center of the flakes. I stamped the Sentiment from Paper Trey Ink with Ranger and added it across the top. I took some Silver glitter washi tape and put a strip down each side. I then added foam behind the skate panel and added to the card base..  Christmas will be here before we know it.. Hum who will this card go to??
NOTE:  CWS challenges do not have many "Guidelines", but please read and follow the few we do have to be eligible to win.


Challenges:
Crafty catz #388 - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts #355 - anything goes/opt. stripes
Sweet stampin - sparkle and shine
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
Glitter 'n' sparkle #261 - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #54 - anything goes
Creatalicious #125 - anything goes/opt. Halloween

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Bible journaling - Believe

Saturday October 14, 2017
 
I love the word Believe.. I have a white tattoo on the inside of my left arm by my wrist..
Acts 16:31 Believe on the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, along with everyone in your household"
Kate had a stencil so I traced the letters and then drew some flowers and leaves. I had better flowers in my mind but this is what I ended up with.. I have grown to love it.. I feel this is what it was supposed to be and to leave it alone. I colored with Prisma colored pencils and a little shading with Stampin up ink.
 
Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #187 - anything goes/opt. cool colors
Jo's scrap shack #210 - anything goes

Friday, October 13, 2017

Hang in there - Bugaboo / Catch the bug - Free Friday

Friday October 13, 2017
 
this free-b was available last week. I had last weeks and this weeks images messed up.
 
Are you ready for another Free Friday image from Bugaboo..
You can see the Design Teams creations at Catch the bug.
 
 
This is the Free Friday image from Bugaboo "Stella peeker bra"
I used a Verve sentiment "hang in there" as I thought this went well with the image. I suppose you could use this for all sorts of occasions. I automatically think of Breast cancer..  I colored the image with copics and used a white gel pen and Spectrum Noir glitter pen.

Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #187 - anything goes/opt. cool colors
Ooh la la #239 - die cuts
Crafty girls creations #40 - anything goes
Jo's scrap shack #210 - anything goes
Crafty catz #388 - anything goes

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Bible journaling - and like a flood his mercy rains

Thursday October 12, 2017
 
I have another bible journaling page for you.. I added this Pinterest image I found to Genesis.. It could of been added to Psalms.  I traced the image to the bible margin and colored with Prismacolored pencils.
 
Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #187 - anything goes/opt. cool colors
Fab 'n' funky #366 - word art
Word art Wednesday wk. 304-305 - anything goes
Crafty girls creations #40 - anything goes


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Take a moment to Remember - Sunny Day Crafting #56

Wednesday October 11, 2017
 
Are you having a good October??  Hope your weather is what you like.
 I know some like snow, rain, wind, sun, fall... and I just hope you're in the state that has the weather you like. 
 
Welcome to another challenge at Sunny Day Crafting #56
 
The Yellow team has the new challenge for you and it is
 "O" is for OVAL
 
 
I really knew when I knew the theme was OVAL what stamp I wanted to use.. I love the Paper Trey Ink "take a moment to REMEMBER how special you are"  I just needed to make sure it fit the OVAL stitched die from My Favorite Things.. Yes it did if I lowered it enough. I don't mind the empty part at the top because I think the sentiment needs to stand out. I stamped the PTI leaves with PTI ink and die cut them out and then cut them apart to fit the oval.. I added some goosebumps just to give it some shine. I tried to add half pearls but they were to bright. I like these goosebumps. They are from Queen and Co. I took the background piece and dry embossed the large dots.  

Challenges:
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #178 - anything goes
Always fun #27 - lots of layers
Artistic inspirations #187 - anything goes/opt. cool colors
Ooh la la #239 - die cuts
Simon Wednesday - thinking of you
Word art Wednesday wk. 304-305 - anything goes


Merry Christmas - The Merry Christmas Challenge #38

Wednesday October 11, 2017
 
Welcome back to another challenge at The Merry Christmas Challenge #38
 
It's the Holly and Ivy team back to give you some inspiration
 
Our themes are always ANYTHING GOES + CHRISTMAS
 
 
This is another fun OLD stamp from The Cottage Stamper.. it's a wood block rubber stamp. I black heat embossed the image and colored with my Zig Markers. I added some Nuvo silver sparkle to the snowflakes and using my Simon Says scallop border die cut it out and added to the red paper. I added a teal ribbon along the side and a few half pearls. Called it done. Wow that is three Christmas cards in just a few weeks. Liking this and I am able to use OLD stamp sets.. I think I heart a Ah Haaaaaaa in a singing voice when I opened that closet dresser drawer..

Challenges:
Color crazy wk. 40 - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas challenge #354- Christmas /opt. purple
Artistic inspirations #187 - anything goes/opt. cool colors
Ooh la la #239 - die cuts
Fab 'n' funky #366 - word art
Word art Wednesday wk. 304-305 - anything goes


I like you more than a monkey likes bananas - Paper Play Sketches #53

Wednesday October 11, 2017
 
Are you ready for a new sketch??
 
 

Here you go with the new challenge.. Great sketch..
You can turn it or use as is.. Just have fun.
 
Well few months back I bought this set from My Favorite Things and have been itching to use it..  and now was the perfect time.
I found this awesome DP?? and I cut it a little shorter and the white tag looking place was empty so I stamped the little flowers/leaves from Simon Says in there. The green strip I also stamped some leaves. I then stamped the monkeys and bananas and colored with Zig markers. I die cut out the images and added them to the card.. How do you like the banana banners???? funny huh?

Challenges:
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
Always fun #27 - lots of layers
Artistic inspirations #187 - anything goes/opt. cool colors
Ooh la la #239 - die cuts
Make my Monday #56 - animal antics
Through the craft-room door - anything goes
My favorite things #78 - colors
Deep ocean #165 - colors of autumn
Fab 'n' funky #366 - word art
Word art Wednesday wk. 304-305 - anything goes