Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Day 4 Catch the bug - Birthday Bash BINGO

Tuesday January 17, 2017
 
Our theme is UNDER THE SEA    
 and today is BINGO

This is the BINGO card below and you know how to play.. chose three in a row.. up/down - sideways  - diagonal ...



I am using the Birthday Bash release image.. there are a few images in the set and I chose to use the Birthday Fish and Birthday Worm.. I used my Ranger inks and watercolor paper to get the effect I wanted for the water background. I colored the images with copics and then fussy cut out the images. I chose the three in a row that are diagonal.. Sparkle (the fish hook and stems of the plants) Bugaboo image and Pearls.  I added the pearls along the fish and worm like Jodie did the bubbles in her drawing.  I grabbed some leaf stamps from Simon says and one from Rubber seed and stamped along the bottom.  I used my white gel pen to add dots to the images and glossy accents to the eyes of the fish. The sentiment is from the Bugaboo set. I am loving this card.


Challenges:
Stampavie and more #278 - something new (images)
PDE linky party #155 - cards to mail out (going to my grandson)
Creatalicious challenge #107 - anything goes/opt. winter
Dragonfly journey #83 - birthday bash
A bit more time to craft #36 - anything goes
Creative craft cottage #79 - ribbon or pearls
Crafting from the heart #143 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #170 - anything goes
Crafty sentiment - anything goes
Digi choosday wk. 3 - anything goes
Shopping our stash #286 - fantastic beasts (large fish)
Tuesday throwdown #326 - favorite medium (ranger inks/copics)
Inky chicks #77 - anything goes
Lemon shortbread #33 - anything goes
Try it on Tuesday - anything but square
Word art Wednesday wk. 264-265 - anything goes




Monday, January 16, 2017

Day 3 - Catch the bug - Birthday Bash - color challenge

Monday January 16, 2017
 
 
 
Day 3 of Catch the bug birthday bash. Our theme for our birthday bash is "UNDER THE SEA"
Being Monday.. at Catch the bug.. it's Anything But a Card..
 
 
 
I chose the image called Stella drown your troubles  which you can find at the Bugaboo store.. I found this fun image of Stella and decided I would make a tag. I used a Stampin up die and just cut the top edge. I added some yarns I have to the hole I punched and colored her in copics trying to keep with the color challenge. See her green hair?? She' one hip lady... I added clouds that are a die and stamp from My Favorite Things.  She looks like she's having a great in the water. I love looking at the ocean and we only live about 45 min. away.. would be closer if we didn't have so many winding roads to get there. OH the sentiment is from Art Impressions.. the ones with the bowling image.. this sentiment went perfect for this tag..
 


Challenges:
Creatalicious challenge #107 - anything goes/opt. winter
Dragonfly journey #83 - birthday bash
A bit more time to craft #36 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #143 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #170 - anything goes





Sunday, January 15, 2017

Warmest winter wishes - Creative with Stamps #10

Sunday January 15, 2017
 
 
It's mid month and you still have time to enter your card if you haven't done 3 already..
The theme is Winter Wonderland and Color challenge..
 
remember to add the blow graphic to your blog
 


OH MY I LOVE the house mouse images and I only have two.. darn I need more. I have this one and then one with the mouse and hearts..  I tried to stay with the color theme.. I mentioned on January 1st the colors looked more gray and the last color was a tanish color.. The printer or computer did not  not talk to each other re the colors.. LOL.. anyhow I colored the image in copics and used some stickles on the flame. The sentiment is from Papertrey ink.. Kept the card pretty simple.. OH I got to use a larger piece of my 100 sheet by mistake purchase behind the image. LOL.
I hope you get time to play along. Just make sure you follow the rules.. no more than 3 cards, use stamps or digi's and add the challenge graphic.  Have fun..
 
 
Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 264-265 - anything goes
The sisterhood of crafters - celebrating January -word
Jo's scrap shack #171 - anything goes
Brown sugar #233 - anything goes
Creatalicious challenge #107 - anything goes/opt. winter
Come and get it - winter
A bit more time to craft #36 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #170 - anything goes

 
 
 
 
 


Day 2 - Catch the bug Birthday Bash - sketch

Sunday January 15, 2017
 
 
 
It's day 2 of the birthday bash at Catch the bug..
 
Our theme for our Birthday bash is "UNDER THE SEA"
 
Today we have a SKETCH  to follow..
 


I am using the image called Summer Duck   which you can find at the Bugaboo store..
I used a strip of  blue DCWV designer paper and then ran some silver paper through my embossing folder. I used a Rubber baby buggy bumper stamp which looks like sand or water.. depends which way you use it.. that is on the banner strip.  I colored the image with Copics and used some glossy accents on the mask area. The sentiment is from Hero Arts.. I added some blue gems to represent bubbles and it's completed.. oh I used the circle die from MFT.
 
 
Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 264-265 - anything goes
Creatalicious challenge #107 - anything goes/opt. winter
Dragonfly journey #83 - birthday bash
A bit more time to craft #36 - anything goes
Crafting when we can #135 - anything goes





Saturday, January 14, 2017

Day 1 - Catch the bug Birthday bash -

Saturday January 14, 2017
 
 
 
Welcome to our 7th birthday party.. It's a fun filled week long challenge birthday party.. Woo Hoo...
 
Our theme this year is "Under the sea"
 
The theme for today is the photo..
 


I chose the image called Birthday Cake and the little sea critters are from a set called Under the sea.. All can be found at the Bugaboo store   I added the cute little critters to the cake and colored the piece with copics.. The background is watercolor paper and my Kuretake Gansai Tambi paints. I wanted a simple under the sea look.. I was thinking of making it darker but then I didn't want to make the cake much lighter so went with background light and cake darker.. I colored the candle so it was kinda like a light house..LOL. I added some white dots to the images and glossy accent bubbles. The sentiment is from Hero arts.  I hope you are able to play along and join our birthday party..
 
 
Challenges:
Artistic inspiration #170 - anything goes
City crafter #344 - blue Monday
Everybody art #394 - anything goes
Penny's paper-crafty #311 - anything goes
Creative moments #109 - anything goes/opt something new(background)
Word art Wednesday wk. 264-265 - anything goes
Jo's scrap shack #171 - anything goes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, January 13, 2017

Catch the bug Free Friday

Friday January 13, 2017
 
Welcome to Catch the bug Free Friday.. Tomorrow starts our one week BIRTHDAY BASH and the theme is UNDER THE SEA.. So this is the perfect Free Friday image to start the week long challenge.. so grab this awesome freeby and get started with the fun..
 
 
I printed out three of these fun Seahorse and colored them. I added them to my watercolored background paper. I stamped some grasses and a fish coming and going. I liked this true sentiment from Tech. Tuesday. I added some fun pearls and embossed the bubble stamp and went over the body of the seahorses with Spectrum Noir glitter brush..


Challenges:
Creative craft cottage # 79 - ribbons and or pearls
Crafting from the heart #142 - anything goes
The crazy challenge #239 - three of a kind (seahorses)
Artistic inspiration #170 - anything goes
Crafty sentiment - anything goes
Digi choosday wk. 2 - anything goes
Everybody art #394 - anything goes
Penny's paper-crafty #311 - anything goes
Creative moments #109 - anything goes/opt. something new (seahorses)
Word art Wednesday wk. 264-265 - anything goes
Stampavie and more #278 - something new (seahorses)
Jo's scrap shack #171 - anything goes
Brown sugar #233 - anything goes
PDE linky party #155 - cards to mail out (sending to my brother)




Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Enjoy the little things in life - Aud Sentiments #171

Thursday January 12-23, 2017
 
We're back from our vacation and ready to head into 2017 and more fun filled challenges. Some challenges will be sponsored and some not. Same as before.. We're starting off with no sponsor and a favorite for so many of us.. ATG. So break out your holiday gift craft items and play along. I can't wait to see what you got..
 
This is Aud Sentiment #171 challenge and the theme is 
ANYTHING GOES + SENTIMENT
 

This is my card using an image I won a long time ago. It's Gillian Roberts mistletoe mouse. I know it's after Christmas but I had to use it. It just so cute and now I am one up on 2017 Christmas cards..  I colored the image with copics. I used a MFT stitched border at the top and bottom. The leaves are from Stampin Up and colored in copics. they looked a lot like mistletoe and I added half pearls for the berries and a little twine bow completed it. The sentiment is from Dylusions. I love there sentiments. They come with the black border around them and I just cut them apart and go over the raw edges with a black marker to take away the cut look. This card is so cute in real life.  Love the image.
 

Challenges:
Glitter n sparkle #221 - anything goes
Creative craft cottage # 79 - ribbons and or pearls
Crafting from the heart #142 - anything goes
Artistic inspiration #170 - anything goes
City crafter #344 - blue Monday
Crafty sentiment - anything goes
Everybody art #394 - anything goes
heARTful stamped blessings - CAS
Penny's paper-crafty #311 - anything goes
Creative moments #109 - anything goes/opt. something new (sentiment)
Word art Wednesday wk. 264-265 - anything goes
Stampavie and more #278 - something new (sentiment)