Tuesday, July 31, 2018

happy birthday gullfriend! - Always Happy Birthday #8

Wednesday August 1-31, 2018
 
Welcome to another challenge for August at 
Our theme for this month is
BIRTHDAY ANYTHING GOES / OPT: WATER
 
 
So this card really made me smile.. I stared by using my cloud template to create the sky. I had a piece of water color paper I created last year.. (Kuretake paint and plastic wrap scrunched and set aside to dry) I used My favorite things wave die and cut a little piece off and added it straight to the card base. I then used an embossing pen and added white embossing powder for the white caps and heat embossed the sentiment in white (the hb is from Tech. Tues. the gullfriend is MFT) I added foam behind and added this to the card. I stamped some Simon says sea gulls to the sky. I used My favorite things sea gulls and colored with copics and die cut them out.  I love the sentiment.

Challenges:
Simon Monday - wild things
Use your stuff #323 - free week
Pammies inky pinky #1830 - sunny days
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Die cuttin divas #380 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - make own background
Word art Wednesday wk. 346-347 - anything goes
Crafty gals corner #171 - tropical colors

sorry you caught a bug - Bugaboo New Release

Tuesday July 31, 2018
 
Oh my gosh how did the end of July get her so fast..  I hope you've had a great summer. We took a trip to Montana to visit my daughter.
 
Well Bugaboo has a New Release for you to check out.. You can see what the design team created using this fun image over at
 
 
This is the image called Wee caterpillar.. I saw this fun image and thought perfect for a get well card. I used Lawn fawn sentiment and heat embossed.  I colored the image with copics and used My favorite things stitch die. I added some metal looking bling. I thought the blue leaf designer paper was perfect for the bug.  I know this would make me feel better if I got this get well card.

Challenges:
Cute card Thursday #540 - too cute
Use your stuff #323 - free week



Sunday, July 29, 2018

friendship forevermore - Always Fun Challenges #69

Monday July 30, 2018
 
It's time for another challenge at
our theme is ANYTHING BUT A CARD
 
 I decided to make a tag.. I know it's kinda simple and right now just getting home from 2 week vacation to Montana to visit my daughter.. it's all my mind could think of doing...
I used a Tim Holtz tag and using Dylusion sprays I created the colored background. I then used various Club scrap stamps and stamped in different areas. I added a piece of washi tape. I felt it needed more so I dug out my stencil and texture past and added to various areas. I set it aside to dry. Now the two TH crazy dogs were painted a long time ago so I just needed to die cut them out. I found a tablet of words so chose the friendship forevermore.. I added the dogs and brad and called it done..

Challenges:
Cute card Thursday #540 - too cute
Jo's scrap shack #244 - anything goes
Allsorts wk. 2789 tags
Simon Monday - wild things
Use your stuff #323 - free week
Crafting from the heart #217 - anything goes



Saturday, July 28, 2018

BEACH please - Catch the bug Saturday challenge

Saturday July 28, 2018
 
End of July.. Hope your summer has been awesome and you got some great vacation time in there.. Of course summer is not over yet so there's still a lot of time to enjoy the warm weather and fun times.
Today at Catch the bug we have a new
Saturday challenge.. PHOTO INSPIRATION
 


This is the fun awesome summer theme photo as inspiration....... (I'd love to live here)
 
Oh my... again I had fun creating this fun fun card. I started by cutting the Lawn Fawn trees and fussy cut the Bugaboo image out which is called Beach frog life saver.. I then cut a piece of paper to look like a post and laid it all out on my paper and made some pencil marks for land scape. I then took my Mission paints and created the sand / water / sky.. I used a white gel pen for the water foam. I then colored my frog with copics. I stamped some Simon says birds and sentiment on the piece. Now I started adding the trees and frog.. The post I painted with Mission water colors and then I did a stripe of different colors and let them dry. Then I wrote out Oregon, Hawaii, Calif. and Washington. I fussy cut them out and added them to the post.. I really tried to follow the photo. You just need to use the photo as an inspiration.. you don't have to try to get it to look like the photo. I just had fun and loved to see what I could create.

Challenges:
Use your stuff #322 - anything goes/opt. title/sentiment
Crafting by designs - anything goes
Penny's paper crafty #390 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
Crafty creations #371 - anything goes
Cute card Thursday #540 - too cute
Jo's scrap shack #244 - anything goes
Sisterhood of crafters - summer vacation

Friday, July 27, 2018

DAY 7- Catch the bug - Christmas in July

Friday July 27, 2018
 
Well this is the last day.. I sure hope you've had a fun time playing along with Catch the bug for our Christmas in July..
This is FREE FRIDAY so grab your image and play along
This is DAY 7
Our theme is the PHOTO BELOW  if possible used the FF image
 
 
Using this Free Friday Tropical Santa image this scene was easy to make. I colored everything with copics. I created the sand and water and then using my cloud template I used Ranger ink. I used the My favorite things umbrella die and scraps to create the colorful umbrella. I added a Doodlebug dot to the top and a scrap of watercolor paper for the base. I added glossy accents to Santa's glasses, shovel handle and bucket. I took my white gel pen to give the beach water edge some foam. I added the Paper trey ink sentiment.  Grab your free Friday and lets play along..
 
Challenges:
Papercraft #16 - Christmas in July
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas #395 - anything goes/opt. red
Dragonfly journeys #123 - Christmas in July
Use your stuff #322 - anything goes/opt. title/sentiment
Cards in envy - on the beach
Die cuttin divas #379 - Christmas in July
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
Cute card Thursday #540 - too cute
Sisterhood of crafters - summer vacation

Hello you saucy sailor - Colour Crazy Challenge

Friday July 27, 2018
 
Welcome back to another challenge at Colour crazy..
 
Our theme is always ANYTHING GOES
 
Just remember you need to color something on your card.. it's a color challenge.
 
 
Our sponsor for this week is Polkadoodles
 
 
This is my card using the fun image called Pirate little dude.. I started by creating the sand and water with copics. I then used my cloud template.  I found an old wood stamp that I have.. You turn it one way its sand and turn the other way it's water.. So using Ranger ink I added the sand and water to the card. I then colored the image with copics.  I complete the scene with a white gel pen making the foam water edge.  I used Simon Says hello die and cut it three times and layered it. I then used SS "you saucy sailor".. I know he's a pirate but it is a form of a sailor..

 Challenges:
Use your stuff #322 - anything goes/opt. title/sentiment
Crafting from the heart #216 - anything goes
Pammie's inky pinkies - 1829 - anything goes
Cards in envy - on the beach
Make my Monday #76 - colored image
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Crafting by designs - anything goes
Penny's paper crafty #390 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
Crafty creations #371 - anything goes
Cute card Thursday #540 - too cute
Jo's scrap shack #244 - anything goes
Polkadoodles wk. 30 - anything goes
Sisterhood of crafters - summer vacation

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Day 6 - Catch the bug - Christmas in July

Thursday July 26, 2018
 
Welcome to another fun challenge at Catch the bug
for our Christmas in July
This is DAY 6
 our theme  COLOR CHALLENGE BELOW
 
 
This is my card using the above color challenge. I used some of the colors on the image and some for the background patch work colors. I don't know who the papers are by but they sure are pretty.. The image is Snow friends and I colored the image with Copics. I then used Taylored Expressions postage die.  The sentiment is from Pretty Pink Posh. I finished with sequins.
Challenges:
Papercraft #16 - Christmas in July
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas #395 - anything goes/opt. red
Dragonfly journeys #123 - Christmas in July
Use your stuff #322 - anything goes/opt. title/sentiment
Die cuttin divas #379 - Christmas in July
Crafting by designs - anything goes
Penny's paper crafty #390 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
Cute card Thursday #540 - too cute

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

DAY 5 - Warm winter wishes - Catch the bug - Christmas in July

Wednesday July 25, 2018
 
Welcome back to another fun day at Catch the bug
for our Christmas in July.
This is DAY 5
our theme is FUNNY.. See the image below
 

I don't know how funny this card is but it's cute and funny that Santa is surfing.. I am using the Bugaboo image called Tropical Santa Surfboard  I colored the image with copics and the background. I thought the surf board needed some design so I used a Simon Says image and Stampin Up ink and masked off Santa and water so I could add the images all over his board. I cut the image out with Simon Says wonky die. I die cut some clouds from My favorite things and Taylored Expressions cloud dies. I used vellum and heat embossed the Taylored Expressions sentiment. I used the yellow card stock and embossing folder to give texture. I put the card together and thanked Santa for posing for the photo.. LOL.

Challenges:
Papercraft #16 - Christmas in July
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas #395 - anything goes/opt. red
Dragonfly journeys #123 - Christmas in July
Use your stuff #322 - anything goes/opt. title/sentiment
Cards in envy - on the beach
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Die cuttin divas #379 - Christmas in July

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Sorry you caught a bug - Pause Dream Enjoy #30

Wednesday July 25, 2018
 
Welcome back for another fun week challenge at
the Orange team has a great theme for you..
the theme is GET WELL
 
 
I don't often do GET WELL cards and I really need to. I know people get sick and somewhere a get well card would really help them feel better. I need to do then more often.. maybe an ATG challenge would be a good time.. Any how I have this old rubber /wood Diamond stamp so I stamped it on some light gray paper and colored with my pencils. I added some Nuvo drops. I used My Favorite Things stitch dies. I stamped the Lawn Fawn sentiment and bug. I went around the edges with Quick Quote ink on the sentiment.  I think this would really make someone feel better.. maybe a guy.. LOL my husband had a comment I will not repeat.. lol..

Challenges:
Use your stuff #322 - anything goes/opt. title/sentiment
Crafting from the heart #216 - anything goes
Pammie's inky pinkies - 1829 - anything goes
Make my Monday #76 - colored image
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - anything goes

a happy hello - Craftaholics R Us #30

Wednesday July 25, 2018
 
Welcome back to Craftaholics R Us #30 challenge.
The Green team has a new challenge for you. The theme is BIRDS
 
 
Last fall I got this stamp set in my monthly mail club from Tech. Tuesday and just now using them. I used all of the birds in the set and colored them with Zig markers. I also used the sentiment from the same set but used a My Favorite Things hello die vs. the stamp in the set. The flowers are from a MFT stamp set. They are also colored with Zig markers. I used Ranger ink for the ground and sky. Aren't these cute happy birds. I love their look.  Hope you play along. Check out the DT over at Craftaholics R Us.

Challenges:
Use your stuff #322 - anything goes/opt. title/sentiment
Crafting from the heart #216 - anything goes
Pammie's inky pinkies - 1829 - anything goes
Make my Monday #76 - colored image

DAY 4 - There is snow-one like you - Catch the bug - Christmas in July

Tuesday July 24, 2018
 
Welcome back for another fun filled day at Catch the bug
for our Christmas in July..
This is DAY 4
Our theme BINGO.. FOLLOW THE BINGO CARD BELOW
 
 
This is my card using the first vertical row.. Texture (glitter snowflakes) pattern paper (mat behind images) bling (sequins)   This is the new release called Snowman block 1 and 2 also the sentiment. This is the prize during the Christmas in July. I colored the images with copics.  The snowflakes are My favorite things and Simon Says.

Challenges:
(Pin)spirational #220 - Christmas in July
Papercraft #16 - Christmas in July
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas #395 - anything goes/opt. red
Dragonfly journeys #123 - Christmas in July
Use your stuff #322 - anything goes/opt. title/sentiment

Monday, July 23, 2018

DAY 3 - Believe - Catch the bug - Christmas in July

Monday July 23, 2018
 
Welcome to another fun day at Catch the bug for our
Christmas in July.
This is DAY 3
 our theme is ANYTHING BUT A CARD..
SEE BELOW THE THEME BELOW

I took a scrap of Stampin up designer paper and Lawn Fawn gift card die. I then added adhesive to close it into a gift card holder. I took the BELIEVE from Bugaboo and colored with copics. I went over the letter with Spectrum Noir sparkle pen. I fussy cut the image out and added this to the flap of the card holder.


This is the inside of the gift card holder.. It work perfect to hold a gift card and the die makes it so easy.
Challenges:
Papercraft #16 - Christmas in July
Simon Wednesday - die or punch
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas #395 - anything goes/opt. red
Dragonfly journeys #123 - Christmas in July
Use your stuff #322 - anything goes/opt. title/sentiment

Sunday, July 22, 2018

I'm in no shape to exercise - Always Fun Challenges #68

Monday July 23, 2018
 
Welcome back to a fun challenge at Always Fun challenges.
Our theme is color challenge
 
 
 
I am using an old stamp from Rubber stampede and words from Anticipation. I used various designer papers to get most of the colors needed for the challenge. I colored the image with copics. I used Taylored Expressions postage stamp and banner is My favorite things die.

Challenges:
Die cutting divas #378 - lots of layers
Crafting by designs - anything goes
Penny's paper crafty #389 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - die or punches
Use your stuff #322 - anything goes/opt. title/sentiment


Day 2 - There's snow one like you - Catch the bug - Christmas in July

Sunday July 22, 2018
 
Welcome back to another fun day at Catch the bug for our Christmas in July
this is DAY 2
Our theme is the below sketch
 
This is my card using the image SNOWMAN  2  I used some scraps I had. I thought the chenille pattern paper went well for the winter look. The striped paper I do not know this is by but I sure love it. I used Spellbinder to cut these two strips out. I then used Your next stamp banner die for the green. The sentiments are from Sugar pea. I colored the image with copics and added some Spectrum Noir sparkle pen then used Simon Says stitched round die to cut the image out.

Challenges:
(Pin)spirational #220 - Christmas in July
Papercraft #16 - Christmas in July
Die cuttin divas #378 - lots of layers
Shopping our stash #362 - Christmas in July
Simon Wednesday - die or punch
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas #395 - anything goes/opt. red
Dragonfly journeys #123 - Christmas in July

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Day 1 - Friendship warms the heart - Catch the bug Christmas in July

Saturday July 21, 2018
 
We're back with our Christmas In July week long challenge at Catch the bug..
This is DAY 1
The theme is Baby it's cold outside

For my card I used the image SNOWMAN 1  This image comes in a set of three.  I colored the image with copics and used my cloud template. I added some Spectrum Noir sparkle pen. I then used My favorite things stitched die. I took some blue card stock and an embossing folder and ran that through then took white ink and a dauber and went over the raised snowflakes so they stood out. I used some Quick Quote scraps and Sugar Pea sentiment below and the Simon Says Merry Christmas.

Challenges:
(Pin)spirational #220 - Christmas in July
Papercraft #16 - Christmas in July
Die cuttin divas #378 - lots of layers
Shopping our stash #362 - Christmas in July
Crafty gals corner #170 - Christmas in July
Simon Wednesday - die or punch

Friday, July 20, 2018

Christmas is Claus for celebration - Bugaboo Free Friday

Friday July 20, 2018
 
Welcome back to another Free Friday from Bugaboo..
Check out the design teams creations over at Catch the bug
This image is just in time for our Christmas in July which starts tomorrow July 21 to July 27
 
 
The Free Friday image is Stella sled.. I colored her with copics. I used my cloud template and using some scraps I added them to the card base then added the image. I added some Nuvo drop silver to the snow and snowflakes.  The sentiment is from Simon Says.

Challenges:
AAA challenge #119 - Christmas in July
(Pin)spirational #220 - Christmas in July
Papercraft #16 - Christmas in July
Shopping our stash #362 - Christmas in July
Crafty gals corner #170 - Christmas in July
Crafting by designs - anything goes
Penny's paper crafty #389 - anything goes



Just for mew - Colour Crazy Challenge

Friday July 20, 201
 
Welcome back to a new challenge at
Our theme is always ANYTHING GOES
 
we do ask that you do some coloring on your entry. It is a Colour challenge. No pre-colored images.
 
 
Our sponsor is Knitty Kitty Digis

 
This is my card and fun image called Cone of shame... I don't have cats (allergic) but I do have two hair dogs.. and they have been in need of  the cone of shame.  I feel sorry for them as it has to be uncomfortable. Plus they cant use the dog door so that sucks too. for me.. LOL
Well for this card I colored the images with copics and fussy cut them out. I then found some Basic grey dp.. This is from a pet pack but what I chose doesn't have any pets on them.. I added the red strip so it looks like they are sitting on a ledge.  I added the Paper pretties get well soon! and The cottage stamper just for mew. 

Challenges:
Crafty sentiments - add a sentiment
Crafting by designs - anything goes
Penny's paper crafty #389 - anything goes



Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Tis the season - Aud Sentiments #208

Thursday July 19-30, 2018
 
It's time for another fun challenge at Aud Sentiments #208..
Our theme for these two weeks is
 Christmas in July + sentiment
 
Our sponsor is All Dressed Up

I am using the imaged called 3 little Christmas girls. I colored the image with copics. I then distressed the edge with Quick Quote chalk ink and layered on QQ designer paper. I added some Spectrum Noir sparkle pen and added some bling dots. The sentiment is from Paper Pretties.
 
Challenges:
AAA challenge #119 - Christmas in July
(Pin)spirational #220 - Christmas in July
Papercraft #16 - Christmas in July
Crafty sentiments - add a sentiment
Shopping our stash #362 - Christmas in July
Crafty gals corner #170 - Christmas in July






Everything is better - Catch the bug - Humor Wed.

Wednesday July 18, 2018
 
It's time for Humor Me Wednesday at Catch the bug
 
Today is "Take your pet to work day" and you can find this image Kidz girl cat in the Bugaboo store.. I would of loved being able to take my pet to work but I'd have to bring two small dogs. hum don't think the State job would like that.. But when I was in a private agency I did have to bring my dog which was having some recovery from surgery and he just laid under my desk and it was great. He wasn't up to moving around and just wanted to sleep but I was there for his meds and potty time. I loved it..  Well I don't have a cat only because I am allergic to them. but I saw this darling image and thought it would be perfect for take your pet to work. I chose a Stampin up background dot paper and went through my scraps and made some banners and added a little Quick Quote chalk ink along the edges. I added the Darcies sentiment to a larger banner. I colored the image with copics and used glossy accents on the hearts on her top and bow.

Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #204 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #215 - anything goes
Pammie inky pinkies #1828 - anything goes
Crafty sentiments - add a sentiment

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Your are better than summer sunshine - Bugaboo New Release

Tuesday July 17, 2018
 
Tuesday is New Release day over at Bugaboo..
Check out the design  teams creations over at Catch the bug..
 
 
The new release is Beach Ruby... Well I have been doing beach scenes the last few weeks so figured it's time for Ruby to be heading down the road to the beach.. or she's on her way down her sidewalk to her car to drive to the beach.. I created the grass, sidewalk with copics. I added grass between the sidewalk cracks cause most sidewalks I see have them.. Must be our nice high humidity, rainy weather we have in Washington state.. LOL.  When I thought of sidewalks and grass I thought of worms so I added a few Tech. Tuesday worms. LOL.. I then colored Beach Ruby with copics. I created the clouds with my template and using Stampin up ink added the Simon Says sentiment... not sure why she's wearing high heels to the beach.. but hay I don't do and don't think I have ever done high heels.. I'm more a tennis shoe, birkenstock, ugg wearer..

Challenges:
Dragonfly journeys #122 - summer lovin
Artistic inspirations #204 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #215 - anything goes
Pammie inky pinkies #1828 - anything goes