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