Friday, January 19, 2018

Day 7 Catch the bug Birthday Bash

Friday January 19, 2018
 
Today we are at the end of our 8th Birthday Bash at Catch the bug  
 
Today is Day 7 and it's Free Friday and you can find the image at the Bugaboo store. or at Catch the bug
 
We have a color challenge for you.. and add SPARKLES
 

Use the colors below and add SPARKLES
Our theme is Birds, Butterflies and Birthday Wishes

 
This is my take on the color challenge using the
Free image Birthday bird 01..
I cut strips of color and added them to the green background. I had this frame laying around from when I cut the inside out for another project last year. It was perfect. I colored the image with Copics and cut  the image out with My Favorite Thing stitch die. I added a Simon Says sentiment.  I added the SPARKLES using Nuvo drops and glitter. Notice I gave her sparkle /glitter eye liner??  cute huh. I added glitter to the fork, candle, her little feather at the top of her head and the heart. 

Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #192 - anything goes
Creatalicious #131 - anything goes
The daily marker - day 5 
Simon Wednesday - add sentiment
Fab n funky - girly
Word art Wednesday wk. 318-319 - anything goes
Crafty gals corner #157 - anything goes
Cute card Thursday #513 - something fun
As you like it - favorite die and why (banner dies - great for adding a greeting or can die with different dp and put different banners off the image area, can string them to make a row of banners. so many options using the banner die)
QKR stampede #279 - anything goes
Crafty catz #400 - anything goes / opt. male bd
Polkadoodles wk. 3 - winter birthday
 
 

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Day 6 Catch the bug Birthday Bash

Thursday January 18, 2018
 
Welcome to Day 6 of our 8th birthday bash at Catch the bug
 
Thursday is Oldie but Goodie.. and our theme for today is a recipe:
KRAFT, RIBBON AND BOLD COLORS
 


This is my card using the image Birthday Penguin Tall Cake. (to me the cupcake is at the top) I used Kraft for the base and found this awesome multi color dp. I also have this bright orange/yellow and red/orange ribbon. It's really bright..
I colored the image with copics and cut the image out. I added a small piece of ribbon for the penguin to stand on. I used an old thick tag die from Tim Holtz and cut out this small tag. I stamped the Simon Says sentiment and added some twine and attached it to the ribbon. I then added Nuvo drops in different colors.

Challenges:
My time to craft #362 - something new (birthday year)
Artistic inspirations #192 - anything goes
Creatalicious #131 - anything goes
The daily marker - day 4
Cute card Thursday #513 - something fun

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Get Well - Aud Sentiments #195

Thursday January 18-29, 2018
 
Welcome back to another great 2 week challenge at
 Aud Sentiments #195 and our theme is ANYTHING GOES
 
 
We have a new.. to us.. sponsor We are 3 digi shop

 
I am using the image called HEART AND HOME.. we had some sentiments to chose from so I chose Get Well.. The sign came with HOME on it but I just cut out a similar plaque and colored it so it looked like wood and when I printed out the Get Well. I made sure it was small and then I cut around it and adhered it to the wood plaque.  I colored the bird with copics and colored pencils. A added my clouds and cut the image out with a My Favorite Things stitch die. I added some twine and Stampin up leaves and a pearl. I added glossy accents to the eyes and heart.

Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #192 - anything goes
Creatalicious #131 - anything goes
The daily marker - day 4
Simon Wednesday - add sentiment
Digi choosday wk. 3 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 318-319 - anything goes
Crafty gals corner #157 - anything goes

Day 5 Catch the bug Birthday Bash

Wednesday January 17, 2018
 
Welcome to Day 5 of our 8th Birthday Bash at Catch the bug..
 
Today's theme is HUMOR ME WITH CUPCAKES
create a funny card that includes cupcakes
 
 
This is my funny card and sentiment.. I used the image Sweet Bird  I colored the image with copics  and added some grass and since it was a tall thin image I decided to add some clouds I used a Taylored Expressions and My Favorite Things cloud dies. I thought about cutting them off but once I laid it down on the card base I liked having them fill in that empty space.. Before I put the image down I used Ranger ink and added just a hint of color so the base wasn't so stark white.  I looked through my chicken stamps and found this sentiment from Paper Pretties so I stamped it and cut the Happy and Birthday apart once it was stamped so it would be a better fit.

Challenges:
Crazy 4 challenges #417 - duck/turkey/chicken/bird etc.
Sweet stampin - lots of layers
My time to craft #362 - something new (birthday year)
Artistic inspirations #192 - anything goes
Creatalicious #131 - anything goes
The daily marker - day 3

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Love - Inspiration Destination #142

Wednesday January 17-30, 2018
 
Welcome to 2018. We're a couple weeks into the new year and I  hope it is still bringing all that is good into your life. The stamp I chose today on my card is so I can remember these positive thoughts and have it bring that into my life.. It's a very large background stamp so some of the words are cut off but there are still enough for you to see and understand why I love it. 
 
We have a new challenge at Inspiration Destination  #142
Wet or Dry Embossing
 
So break out those holiday craft items and put them to use. I am sure there's new embossing powder/stamps/folders somewhere in you hands reach.. LOL

I got this stamp a few months back but haven't used it yet so broke I it out cause I love when the background is all embossed words. I embossed with white powder. Since it's about what I love about you I added the "Love" die and layered it four times to make it sturdy. I added a couple flat sequins and it's done.. Really a quick and easy card to make. The products are Simon Says.  I really like the black and white look.. well the Love is a very light silver shimmer..

Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #192 - anything goes
Cards in envy - black and white
A bit more time to craft #60 - anything goes
Creatalicious #131 - anything goes
Shopping our stash #337 - getting sentimental
Simon Wednesday - add sentiment
Word art Wednesday wk. 318-319 - anything goes

Bee strong - Sunny Day Crafting #3

Wednesday January 17, 2018
 
The Yellow team is back with another fun challenge at
Sunny Day Crafting #3  our new challenge the theme is
"C" is for COLOR IT
 
I started my card by stamping the Gerda Steiner bee and sentiment. I colored the image with copics and used my cloud template for the sky and Ranger ink. I added some glitter to the wings. I then used a Stampin up stitched circle die and My Favorite Things speech bubble. I then used an embossing folder for the green card stock and added some white gel pen dots just to dress it up some. I didn't want to take away from the image but the embossing was so bland. I used Quick Quote ink to distress the bubble die.

Challenges:
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #192 - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #60 - anything goes
Creatalicious #131 - anything goes
The daily marker - day 3
Through the craft-room door - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - add sentiment
Word art Wednesday wk. 318-319 - anything goes

in my book you are nice, nice, nice! - The Merry Christmas challenge #3

Wednesday January 17, 2018
 
The Holly and Ivy team are back with todays challenge at
 the theme is always ANYTHING GOES + CHRISTMAS
 
 
 

This is my card. I stamped the My Favorite Things image and colored her with copics. I added glossy accents to her shoes and heart. I cut her out with Lil Inker stitch die and the sentiment was really long so I only used a portion of it an added it above. I used Paper Pretties sentiment below. I hope I have inspired you to play along and get more inspiration see the Holly and Ivy creations at
 
Challenges:
Color crazy wk. 2 - anything goes 
Sweet stampin - lots of layers
My time to craft #362 - something new (Christmas year)
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #192 - anything goes
Creatalicious #131 - anything goes
The daily marker - day 3
Through the craft-room door - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - add sentiment
Fab n funky - girly
Word art Wednesday wk. 318-319 - anything goes

Day 4 Catch the bug Birthday Bash

Tuesday January 16, 2018
 
Today is day 4 of our birthday bash at Catch the bug..  
It's New Release day at Bugaboo
Our theme for today is BINGO
 
 

 
This is the new image called Happy birthday Sis..  I chose the diagonal row.. Ribbon - Bugaboo image - Sprinkles
I colored the image with copics and added the ribbon.. for the sprinkles I added micro mini beads to the cupcakes and cake.. so they look like sprinkles. I used My favorite things stitch die and cut the image and sentiment out. Added them to the card base.  I love the variegated ribbon. One of my favorites. This is a very festive card.. I hope you're playing along with the Birthday bash and having fun.
 
Challenges:
Dragonfly journey #109 - hooray for birthdays
4 crafty chicks #385 - anything goes /opt. no blues 
My time to craft #362 - something new (birthday year)
Artistic inspirations #192 - anything goes 
A bit more time to craft #60 - anything goes 
Creatalicious #131 - anything goes
Digi choosday wk. 3 - anything goes

Monday, January 15, 2018

When it snows, you have two choices. - Creative with Stamps #22

Monday January 15, 2018
 
It's mid month so it's reminder time over at
If you don't have your max entries in there is still time to play along.. Theme is SNOWFLAKES 
Note: CWS challenges do not have many "Guidelines", but please read and follow the few we do have to be eligible to win.

As I mentioned when I posted my first card 1/1/18.. I have a bigillion snowflake stamps.. Well here are some more.. I used all of them in the Simon Says stamp set and sentiment on this card. I found this awesome designer paper that had a hint of snowflakes on it so I added these bigger ones and heat embossed them with some sparkly powder. I added some sequins to fill in some areas. I thought the sides needed something so I have some OLD red line tape and put it down the sides and gold heat embossed it.  Take a look at the creative dt members over at CWS for some more awesome inspiration.  
Challenges:
Love to scrap #105 - anything goes
AAA cards #106 - quote
4 crafty chicks #385 - anything goes /opt. no blues
Use your stuff #295 - monochromatic
Crafting from the heart #190 - anything goes 
Artistic inspirations #192 - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #60 - anything goes
Creatalicious #131 - anything goes

Day 3 Catch the bug Birthday Bash

Monday January 15, 2018
 
It's Day 3 of our 8th Birthday Bash at Catch the bug..
 
Monday it's ABC.. Anything But a Card..
 
Create something that you'd use for a birthday party that's not a card.
Our theme is Birds, Butterflies and Birthday Wishes
 

 
I decided to make a birthday Banner.. You could hang this in the window.. between two poles or fireplace mantle.
I used Silhouette Butterfly and Cherry cupcake images.. The birthday circle sentiment is from Tech. Tuesday and I used Stampin up ink. I colored the images with Prismacolor  pencils..  went over the icing with Wink of Stella glitter pen. I used Your next stamp banner die and punched holes in the top and strung ribbon threw the holes so it can be hung. I went around the edges with Quick Quote chalk ink. 
 

Challenges:
QKR stampede #278 - anything goes
Crafty catz #399 - anything goes/opt. for ladies 
My time to craft #362 - something new (birthday party year)
Creatalicious #131 - anything goes
 

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Happy Birthday - Always Happy Birthday #1

Monday January 15, 2018
Mid month reminder for the
You can play 4 times a month and
 the theme is Pink background base and happy birthday..
 
 
I took Simon Says stamps and gray ink and stamped all over the background. I then embossed the gray paper and used SS balloon die and cut it out. I went over the circles that are indented with Spectrum Noir sparkle pen. I sent around the card base edge with Ranger ink. I used SS heart die and scraps and added them to the card.

Challenges:
Dragonfly journey #109 - hooray for birthdays
4 crafty chicks #385 - anything goes /opt. no blues
Allsorts wk. 450 - no pattern paper
My time to craft #362 - something new (birthday year)
Crafting from the heart #190 - anything goes 
Artistic inspirations #192 - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #60 - anything goes
Creatalicious #131 - anything goes

Day 2 Catch the bug Birthday Bash

Sunday January 14, 2018
 
Day 2 of the Catch the bug 8th Birthday Bash at Catch the bug..
 
Today we have a SKETCH for you.. It's very simple so should take no time at all to do and enter on our challenge.
 


This is the sketch. .. Our theme is Birds, Butterflies and Birthday Wishes
 
This is my take on the sketch.. I embossed the black background with a birthday embossing folder it's really hard to see but it's has birthday wishes all over it.. I then found some nice bright designer paper and cut the strip and using my corner chomper rounded the corners. I used color pencils and colored the Birthday Bird 02  I then went around the image with a sharpie so it had a nice black line around the image. I used My Favorite Things circle stitch die and added it to the DP strip. I added a Hero Arts sentiment  I love the rich colors. I am really liking the Prismacolored pencil look.  

Challenges:
Dragonfly journey #109 - hooray for birthdays
Simon Wednesday - pattern paper
4 crafty chicks #385 - anything goes /opt. no blues
Crafty catz #399 - anything goes/opt. for ladies
Polkadoodles wk. 2 - anything goes
Color crazy wk. 2 - anything goes 
Crazy 4 challenges #417 - duck/turkey/chicken/bird etc.
My time to craft #362 - something new (birthday year)

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Smile - I'm thinking of you today - Billie and Monika challenge

Saturday January 13, 2018
 
Well Monika of Creative with Monika and I are back again with another challenge between the two of us.. I got to chose the challenge this month.. for this card.. Well I love water color backgrounds and so I chose
 water color background, die sentiment with a stamped sentiment.. Nothing else. . Lets see if Monika stuck with the theme... LOL  Her cards are always awesome and I was / am trying to get her to make a card like I would.. hence the challenge. (next month I have to follow her rules..) 
I used Ranger Oxide inks as water color and smooshed and dried and smooshed more and dried and smooshed till I got what I wanted and adding some perfect pearls to the last smoosh.  I then die cut the My favorite things smile three times and layered them. I then heat embossed the gray strip with the rest of the sentiment. I used the same gray for the background behind the water color.   So this is my card.. now if you can please head over to Monika's blog and see her card.. she is 9 hours ahead of me but hers should be posted.
 
Challenges:
Love to scrap #105 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 316-317 - anything goes
Crafty creations #358 - anything goes
Creative moments #134 - anything goes/opt. new
4 crafty chicks #385 - anything goes /opt. no blues
Allsorts wk. 450 - no pattern paper
Artistic inspirations #192 - anything goes

Day 1 Catch the bug Birthday Bash

Saturday January 13, 2018
 
Welcome to Day 1 of  Catch the bug 8th Birthday Bash..
 
We have a fun filled week of challenges and our theme is
Birds, Butterflies and Birthday Wishes..
So make sure you use one of the themes and a birthday sentiment.
 
Our first challenge is BOLD & BRIGHT BIRTHDAY WISHES
 
 
So this is really bold and bright card.. It is way out of my colors for brightness. I am usually dimmer on colors. But I like this and my hubby really loved it..  This image is called Cherry Bird   I took the bright yellow and my flower embossing folder and created the background. I then used My Favorite Things stitch die to cut out the teal and bird. I colored the image with copics and went over the butterfly and birds eyes with Wink of Stella glitter pen. For the sentiment which is from Simon Says. I stamped it and I didn't have an arch die so I used a couple of circle dies to get the curves.. I went around the edges with Quick Quote chalk ink.  I hope you are inspired and take a look at the design teams creations or more inspiration.

Challenges:
Dragonfly journey #109 - hooray for birthdays
Artistic inspirations #192 - anything goes
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Through the craft-room doors - anything goes
Creative moments #134 - anything goes/opt. new
Fab 'n' funky #376 - happy
Brown sugar #274 - birthday
QKR stampede #278 - anything goes
Crafty catz #399 - anything goes/opt. for ladies 
Polkadoodles wk. 2 - anything goes
Allsorts wk. 450 - no pattern paper
Crazy 4 challenges #417 - duck/turkey/chicken/bird etc.
Sweet stampin - lots of layers
My time to craft #362 - something new (birthday year)

Friday, January 12, 2018

Happy Birthday - Catch the bug Free Friday

Friday January 12, 2018
 
It's Friday and at Catch the bug it's Free Friday..
 This image is just in time for our 8th Birthday Bash that starts tomorrow January 13-19 and the theme is BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES & BIRTHDAY WISHES
 
 
This Free Friday image is called Penguin Cupcake.. I used a large dot embossing folder for the background and a My Favorite Things oval stitch die to cut the image. I colored the image with Copics and added some Gelly Roll pen dots to the frosting on the cupcake. I stamped the Hero Arts birthday sentiment and went around the edge with Quick Quote chalk ink. I added a few clear sequins but they are hard to see. This is a very bright colorful card.

Challenges:
Dragonfly journey #109 - hooray for birthdays
Artistic inspirations #192 - anything goes
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Die cuttin divas #351 - penguins
Through the craft-room doors - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 316-317 - anything goes
Crafty creations #358 - anything goes
Creative moments #134 - anything goes/opt. new
Fab 'n' funky #376 - happy
Brown sugar #274 - birthday
QKR stampede #278 - anything goes
Polkadoodles wk. 2 - anything goes

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Always thinking of you - Craftaholics R Us #2

Wednesday January 10, 2018
 
The Green team is back with a new challenge at Craftaholics R Us #2  and the theme for this weeks challenge is "PATTERN PAPERS" 
 
 
Oh this was fun..  I found this awesome pad of designer paper and sorry I do not know the name. The front cover was not there. The heart background paper was perfect. This would be great for giving to a guy.. I tried to keep this card masculine. The large heart was already there also. I chose the Simon Says stamp set and stamped the Always in brown ink. I used the top margin of the paper that was green and stamped the "thinking of you" and cut a thin strip. I then found some other awesome pieces of dp in the pad and stamped the SS flowers and leaves. I fussy cut them out. I did add some copic in greens to the leaves to give them color and you can see the design in a few places coming through. I adhered the images down some on foam dots and some right to the background. I added some orange Nuvo drops to the flower center and some teal /turquoise Nuvo drops to the background. I then added this to a piece of Kraft card stock. 

Challenges:
As you like it - anything goes
Moving along with the times #62 - flowers
Crafty catz #398 - anything goes / opt. sparkle
Scrapping 4 fun #106 - anything goes
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #189 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #192 - anything goes

City crafters wk. 394 - all you need is love / hearts
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 316-317 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - pattern paper