Wednesday, October 17, 2018

I want to be reincarnated as - Catch the bug Humor Wednesday

Wednesday October 17, 2018
 
It's Humor Wednesday at Catch the bug..
 
 
Tomorrow October 18th is World Menopause day. I thought this was the perfect image from Bugaboo Stella still hot  I know there are those to get hot flashes and this was perfect for my card. I again found the fun sentiment on the internet.  I used Stampin up designer paper and My favorite things die. I colored the image with copics. I then added Stampin up flowers and cut some leaves from paper ribbon. I added a bling to the flower center. I added Spectrum Noir sparkle pen to some of the image and Quick quote chalk ink around the sentient.
  
Challenges:
Papercraft #22 - dies/punches
Word art Wed. wk. 356-357 - anything goes
A gem of a challenge #228 - anything goes


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Happy birthday you sassy lass - Bugaboo New Release

Tuesday October 16, 2018
 
Hello and welcome back to my blog..
 Today Bugaboo has a new release (kinda)
 check out the design teams creations over at Catch the bug.
 

I thought this would be a great time to make a Halloween birthday card. I have the perfect image for that sassy lass.
I am having a blast lately using scraps to create backgrounds.. I haven't made a dent in the scraps but it's fun knowing they are being used and getting some fun backgrounds. I used Recollection scraps. I then used Spellbinder rectangle die to cut the image out. I also cut out some Newton's nook bats. The sentiment is from Paper pretties and Simon Says.. They are heat embossed. I colored the image with copics and used some Spectrum Noir sparkle pen. I went around the edges with Quick Quote chalk ink.  I know there are fall birthdays.. Mine is in Nov. So decided to make this a birthday card.
Challenges:
Papercraft #22 - dies/punches
The sisterhood of crafters - cute spooks
Scrapping 4 fun #126 - autumn
Sweet stampin - Halloween
Pammie's inky pinkies #1841 - anything goes
The paper girls #162 - Halloween
Double trouble #12 - Halloween
City crafters wk. 434 - Halloween
Crafty sentiments - birthday

Monday, October 15, 2018

Take a moment - Creative with Stamps #31

Monday October 15, 2018
 
This is mid month reminder of our challenge at
 and the theme is HALLOWEEN OR LEAVES
 
 
 Note: CWS Challenges do not have many "Guidelines", but please read and follow the few we do have to be eligible to win.
 
Again I went with Leaves... I used Paper trey ink stamps and dies. I added some Ranger ink in the background. I added a few hearts and colored with copics. I used My favorite things dome die. The ink for the leaves is Altenew. I added some Nuvo drops.
 
Challenges:
Papercraft #22 - dies/punches
Word art Wed. wk. 356-357 - anything goes
Jo's scrap shack #255 - anything goes
QKR stampede #317 - anything goes
Pammie's inky pinkies #1841 - anything goes

Thanks - Creations in Pink

Monday October 15, 2018
 
Welcome back to another challenge at Creations in Pink
I hope you are playing along and enjoying creating cards with lots of pink.. 
 
 
 

 For my card I found this old paper pad. I have no idea who it's by but it sure is pretty. I think it came in a SS monthly kit and they don't have cover pages. I chose the marble background and then chose two other papers and stamped the wood block red rubber Magenta stamp and fussy cut them out and layered. I have a box full of leaves so chose some and added them to the card. The dies are Stampin Up. I had a scrap of paper from the same pad and cut out the My favorite things Thanks and cut couple more times from black and layered them. I added everything to the base and then added some pearls and glossy accents to the dots on the petals.

Challenges:
Papercraft #22 - dies/punches
Word art Wed. wk. 356-357 - anything goes
4crafty chicks #424 - pink new orange
QKR stampede #317 - anything goes
Crafty catz #433 - anything goes /opt. not sq.

CCC digi #97 - pink for breast cancer

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Merry Christmas - Always Fun Challenge #80

Monday October 15, 2018
 
Welcome back to another challenge at

our theme is MONOCHROMATIC


 
From that same box I used from a couple weeks ago. I found this lonely sticker set. I also had on my desk this scrap paper from Quick Quote with the whole already cut out.. I am sure it's My Favorite Things stitched circle die.. I added the blue paper to the card base and added Spectrum Noir sparkle pen to the circle white area then added the snowman and the sentiment sticker.. Done.. Wow that was simple. Love the blue monochromatic feel.

Challenges:
Papercraft #22 - dies/punches
Allsorts wk.489 - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut #407 - ATG-Christmas / stocking
Cards in envy - favorite holiday (Christmas)

You're such a drama llama - Sunny Day Crafting

Monday October 15, 2018
 
We're back with another fun challenge at
our theme is ANIMALS... ANY ANIMAL
 
 
Oh my gosh I had so much fun creating this card.. I used my cloud template and created a strip of clouds. I then used Taylored Expressions mountains die and distressed the edges with Quick Quote chalk ink. I then used Lawn Fawn grass die and Club Scrap dp and created the desert dry grass. I then used Tech. Tues large llama and Taylored Expressions smaller llama with scarf and colored them with copics and die cut them out. I colored two of the My favorite things cactus and die cut them out. I then laid out the scene and added the TT. sentiment. I added some clear Nuvo drops to the scarf dots and llama blanket dazzles.  I love this card.
 
 
Challenges: 
Papercraft #22 - dies/punches
Crafty catz #433 - anything goes /opt. not sq.
A gem of a challenge #228 - anything goes

May the lights of the holiday - The Merry Christmas challenge

Monday October 15, 2018
 
Welcome back to another fun challenge at
Our theme is..
ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES + CHRISTMAS
 
 
 
My card I used the Stamp Rosa house mouse image. I colored the image with copics and added some stickles to the flame. I used Lil Inker stitched die and the sentiment is from Simon Says. I add some Spectrum Noir sparkle pen to the candle and marshmallow.

Challenges:
Papercraft #22 - dies/punches
Allsorts wk.489 - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut #407 - ATG-Christmas / stocking
A gem of a challenge #228 - anything goes
Cards in envy - favorite holiday (Christmas)

Hoping you have an amazing - Always Happy Birthday #10

Monday October 15, 2018
 
Mid month reminder for our challenge at
Our theme is
ANYTHING BIRTHDAY /OPT: TEXTURE BACKGROUND
 
 
I needed a masculine birthday card so that is what I went for. I used Ranger inks and smooshed my water color paper in it and dried and kept smooshing till I got the look I liked. I then dried it.. I used a stencil and texture paste to create the texture. I set this aside to dry. I then took Simon Says sentiment and heat embossed it. I like the masculine look.

Challenges:
Moving along with the times #82 - for a man
Crafty catz #433 - anything goes /opt. not sq.
Make my Monday #82 - number games


Yah! it's your day - Stella Says Sketch challenge

Sunday October 14, 2018
 
Hello .. It's time to play at
All you need to do is follow the sketch.
 You can turn the sketch or leave as is.
 
 
This is the sketch to follow

 
This is my card. I used the image called Girlz walk.. 
 You can find the Girlz images in the Bugaboo store.
I dug through some scraps and created my card. I used My favorite things circle dies and banners dies. I used Local King vertical happy birthday. I embossed the HB. I used Simon Says sentiment that is beside her. I colored the image with copics. I added glossy accents to her sandles and added the sequin bling to the bottom of the card like the sketch shows... I love following sketches. I hope you play along and enter over at Catch the bug..

Challenges:
Papercraft #22 - dies/punches
Creative moments #154 - anything goes/ travel
Word art Wed. wk. 356-357 - anything goes
Penny's paper crafty #401 - anything goes
Jo's scrap shack #255 - anything goes
QKR stampede #317 - anything goes

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Galloping by to say hi - Catch the bug

Saturday October 13, 2018
 
It's Saturday at Catch the bug that means it's Saturday challenge..
Our theme is COWBOY AND COWGIRL
 

This is my card. I started with merging the cowboy horseshoe and cowboy on stick pony together. I then colored with copics. I fussy cut them out. I found this awesome designer paper that looked like leather so I used this. The card looked blank so I used Tech. Tues. horse and colored with copics and used the die and added the house to the side. I stamped the sentiment on a scrap that looks like wood. I finished the images with a little white gel pen.. Check out the design teams creations over at Catch the bug.
Challenges:
Pammie's inky pinkie #1840 - anything goes
Papercraft #22 - dies/punches
Crafty creations #376 - anything goes
Creative moments #154 - anything goes/ travel (horse as travel)
Penny's paper crafty #401 - anything goes
Jo's scrap shack #255 - anything goes

Friday, October 12, 2018

Best Witches - Bugaboo Free Friday

Friday October 12, 2018
 
It's Friday so at Bugboo it's Free Friday..
Check out the design teams creations over at Catch the bug.
 
 
This is the free Friday image called Best Witches. I used a My favorite things circle die and cut the image and the orange circle. I colored the image with copics. I used some purple rayon thread and added it behind the image and added this to the piece of Halloween designer paper. I added some Spectrum Noir sparkle pen to her hair. This was a fast card to make. 
 I hope you get his fun image.

Challenges:
Dragonfly journeys #128 - Halloween
Love to scrap #114 - fall back
That's crafty - spookalicious
Use your stuff #333 - autumn / Halloween
Artistic inspirations #208 - anything goes
Papercraft #22 - dies/punches
Crafty sentiments - Halloween
The sisterhood of crafters - cute spooks
Cute card Thursday #551 - Halloween
Scrapping 4 fun #126 - autumn

Believe in yourself -- Colour Crazy Challenge

Friday October 12, 2018
 
Welcome to a new challenge at Colour Crazy Challenge.. Our challenges are always the same ANYTHING GOES..
All we ask is that you color your image. No pre-colored.
 
Our sponsor is Ching-Chou Kuik



This is my card using the image Believe and faith.. She is so cute. I used copics to color the image. I used Spectrum Noir sparkle pen on her wings. I used Simon Says die and cut the Believe 4 times to layer and make it more sturdy. I then heat embossed the in yourself. .. I used Lil inker stitch die and then layered the card.  I hope you are inspired and play along. It's anything goes.


Challenges:
Pammie's inky pinkie #1840 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #208 - anything goes
Papercraft #22 - dies/punches
Tuesday throw down #412 - for a cause
Crafty creations #376 - anything goes
Creative moments #154 - anything goes/ travel
Word art Wed. wk. 356-357 - anything goes
Penny's paper crafty #401 - anything goes
4crafty chicks #424 - pink new orange

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Giving Thanks - Aud Sentiments #214

Thursday October 11 - 22, 2018
 
Welcome to another two week challenge at
Our theme for this challenge is
FALL OR HALLOWEEN + SENTIMENT
 

Our sponsor for this challenge is Drawn by Krista
I don't have any images from Drawn by Krista.. so I just used Simon Says stamps and created a Fall card.  I used Stampin up ink and Altenew inks.  The ribbon is from Stampin up.  The acorns are from Little B. All on Kraft card stock This is a very simple fall card.

Challenges:
Love to scrap #114 - fall back
Allsorts wk. 488 - tree or leaves
Crazy 4 challenge #455 - anything goes
My time to craft #380 - use kraft
Use your stuff #333 - autumn / Halloween
Crafting from the heart #223 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #208 - anything goes
City crafters wk. 433 - into the woods
Shopping our stash #375 - giving thanks
Word art Wed. wk. 356-357 - anything goes
Color throw down #514 - colors
Fab n funky #411 - autumn colors

Stand strong believe in yourself - Catch the bug Humor Wednesday

Wednesday October 10, 2018
 
Wednesday at Catch the bug is Humor Wednesday..
 
 
On October 8, it was Kick Butt Day  who better to kick butt but Stella.. This is Stella I will be heard..I again found this fun sentiment on the internet and it's so true.. I think the image is funny but the sentiment is so true and kick butt true.  Stand strong, believe in yourself and chase those dreams.  I thought with Stella and her megaphone she's sending the message.  I colored the image with copics. I used My favorite things stitch die. I added stripe scrap and Stampin up designer paper. I also added part of a Stampin up punch to the sides. I used a little Quick quote chalk ink on the sentiment.   
  
Challenges:
Crazy 4 challenge #455 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #223 - anything goes
Pammie's inky pinkie #1840 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #208 - anything goes
Papercraft #22 - dies/punches
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Without friends like you.... Bugaboo New Release

Tuesday October 9, 2018
 
It's Tuesday so Bugaboo has new release (kinda)
Check out the design teams creations over at Catch the bug
 
 
This image was added to the new store and since it's so cute it's part of the new release day.. I love these cute doggies. We now have three dogs. Got her about 6 weeks ago.. She's doing good but loves to get into my little bag where I have Kleenex in.. used Kleenex. eeeeww.. So been dealing with that.. other wise she's fitting in just fine with the other two.. 
On to my card.. I used some paper scraps from Basic gray and pieced the background. I then used My favorite things die and cut the image out. I colored the images with copics. I added clouds using my cloud template. I adhered to the card base. I used Newton's nook sentiment and heat embossed. I finished the card with some sequins and Nuvo drops.

Challenges:
Cute card Thursday #550  -anything goes
QKR #316 - anything goes
Crazy 4 challenge #455 - anything goes
Sweet stampin - stencil
Crafting from the heart #223 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #208 - anything goes

Monday, October 08, 2018

refresh renew revive... Catch the bug ABC

Monday October 8, 2018
 
Hello and welcome to my blog..
 Today at Catch the bug
it's Anything But a Card.. also known at ABC..
Well I have been working on my journal for 2019 where I made up and had printed off monthly calendars and space to write and then pages of dates so I could keep track of the 11 design teams I am on.. LOL.. I did make some monthly tab pages already.. So now it's time for some decorative pages to start each month. Hence the ABC
 
 
I am using the image called Flower Butterfly Vase from Bugaboo. I colored the image with copics. I went over the flowers and butterflies with Spectrum Noir sparkle pen. I then went through my larger decorate card stock from Club scrap and found the perfect piece that already has the leaves and refresh, renew, revive on it... So I adhered the Bugaboo image to it and used some Washi tape to just give more interest. I used my journal punch for the holes.. Now it's ready for some month in 2019.. I hope to get more started..

Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 354-355 - anything goes
Cute card Thursday #550  -anything goes
Sugar pea designs #48 - colors or design
Jo's scrap shack #254 - anything goes
QKR #316 - anything goes
Crafty catz #432 - anything goes / opt. tag
Allsorts wk. 488 - tree or leaves
Crazy 4 challenge #455 - anything goes
Make my Monday #81 - animal


Sunday, October 07, 2018

You've got mail - Always Fun Challenge #79

Monday October 8, 2018
 
Welcome back to another fun challenge at
our theme is LOTS OF LAYERS
 

I love these fun images.. I combined Pretty Pink Posh and My favorite things.. I stamped the images and colored with copics. I used the dies and then it was time to lay out the scene.. I really wanted to use this dog peeking over ....  but was having problems on what. Well digging through my scraps I found this awesome designer paper so using a MFT dome die I cut it out. ok not bad.. now what.. I used my cloud template and Ranger ink. Then I used MFT grass die and more scraps and cut two layers.. OK it was coming together.. but I didn't like the little dog on /in the grass so I found a gray scrap of dp and just using scissors cut out a rock shape. I used Ranger ink and darkened it some. This worked fine for the dogs to stand on.. I added the bird and the dog peeking over the hump.. not sure what it is but I liked the colors. I stamped the PPP sentiment.  I then layered the scene on some black and then on some turquoise then the card base..
Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 354-355 - anything goes
Cute card Thursday #550  -anything goes
QKR #316 - anything goes
Crazy 4 challenge #455 - anything goes
Sweet stampin - stencil

Boo Blvd. Spooky Way. - Pause Dream Enjoy

Monday October 8, 2018
 
Hope you're enjoying the monthly blog at
Our challenge is cards and anything goes
 
 
 I started with this awesome background DP.. its actually and old Christmas pad.. had snowflakes on it.. I went around the edge with Ranger ink. I then took water color paper and glopped down some Mission paints and stamped the basket.. It's an old wood rubber I have no idea who it's by.. I fussy cut it out. I then painted the wood floor and cut it out. I stamped a tree branch and painted with Mission paints and fussy cut it out. I took some paper and mission paints and just added some colors then cut out like signs and using Gelly roll pen I wrote the words. I then went around the edges with some Ranger ink to distress the edges. I took some black paper and Art Institute glitter and added to the black paper and using Taylored Expressions spider dies cut the spiders out. I then added everything to the designer paper..
Challenges:
A gem of a challenge #228 - Halloween
Dragonfly journey #128 - Halloween
Cards in envy - something spooky
Love to scrap #114 - fall back
Cute card Thursday #550  -anything goes
Jo's scrap shack #254 - anything goes
That's crafty - spookalicious
Crazy 4 challenge #455 - anything goes
Use your stuff #333 - autumn / Halloween

Hi - Craftaholics R Us

Monday October 8, 2019
 
So as you know we are now a monthly blog starting on the 8th. Our challenges are tags.. Not tags on cards but actual tags..
So welcome to a new challenge at Craftaholics R Us.
 

 I started with a Tim Holtz tag and using Ranger inks created the color background. I then stamped the Magenta image.. It's an old wood red rubber stamp.. I took Texture paste and stencils and created texture. I added some bling and Nuvo drops. I added scrabble tile HI.. To the lizards I added some glossy accents. To finish the tag off I added a ribbon and twine.
 Challenges:
Make my Monday #81 - animal
The paper girls #161 - mixed media
Cute card Thursday #550  -anything goes
Crafty catz #432 - anything goes / opt. tag
Crazy 4 challenge #455 - anything goes
Sweet stampin - stencil
Word art Wednesday wk. 354-355 - anything goes

Sending you oceans of love -

Sunday October 7, 2018 

 
I was coloring some mermaids and decided to make a card.. I used a piece of background paper I created myself using glossy paper and Ranger Oxide inks. I smeared the inks all over the glossy paper and then using a towel I wiped off the top layer of inks and this is what was left. I think it looks like water.. I then used some My favorite things fish and grasses and stamped them in Ranger inks. I dried so they wouldn't smear. I then stamped the mermaids and rock on Bristol paper and colored with Zig markers. I added the images to the card base and added the sentiment.

Challenges:
Alphabet challenge - N for nature
Cute card Thursday #550  -anything goes
Sugar pea designs #48 - colors or design
Jo's scrap shack #254 - anything goes
Crafty catz #432 - anything goes / opt. tag


Saturday, October 06, 2018

Yay! it's your day - Catch the bug

Saturday October 6, 2018
 
Welcome back to another challenge at Catch the bug
Our theme is ANYTHING GOES
I am using the image called Brat Sean Dog
 

This is my card. I colored the image with Copics and used my cloud template for the sky. I found this great Basic Gray background paper so added this then added the image. I stamped the Club scrap happy birthday and embossed.. I also stamped the Simon says sentiment.  I made it so it looks like he's on a sidewalk. This is a great masculine birthday card..

Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 354-355 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #222 - anything goes
Pammie's inky pinkies #1839 - anything goes
Crafting by designs- anything goes
Penny's paper crafty #400 - anything goes
Cute card Thursday #550  -anything goes
Sugar pea designs #48 - colors or design