Thursday, May 25, 2017

Your are amazing - Happy father's day

Thursday May 25, 2017
 
OMG I love this card. I used one of my Gelli plate papers I created a long time ago. I thought this looked like a tie dyed paper.. So I took My Favorite Things shirt die and cut it out making sure I had the red part at the bottom because I wanted to stamp the sentiment across the chest of the shirt.. stamp is Simon Says.  This just makes me smile. The shirt is so colorful I just added the Simon Says Happy Father's Day and twine.. what do you think?? This would be great for that rad dad.. This card was so simple to create.
 

Challenges:
Cards und more #185 - fathers day
Penny's paper-crafty #330 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 284-285 - anything goes
The male room #61 - stash/use dies
A bit more time to craft #44 - anything goes







Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Hugs dad - Happy Father's Day

Wednesday May 24, 2017
 
 
Another Pinterest idea.. with my own twist.. The camera was the Pinterest idea.. I love this look. I wanted to make it different so I die cut the Hugs and Dad from My Favorite Things dies.. I used some adhesive on the embroidery floss to stiffen it and set it aside while I die cut the camera from Taylored Expressions.. I colored it with copics. I added the Happy Fathers day from Simon Says. I added foam dots behind the hugs and dad. Before I added the "G" down I added the camera and made sure it was in the right position..  This card was so much fun to make and I will have to remember this idea for other cards.. see what I can hang off of the letters..  Thank you Pinterest for awesome postings.. I love the ideas people create and away to adapt to our own cards...casing is legal isn't it... LOL
 

Challenges:
HeARTful stamping - die cuts
Crafting from the heart #160 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #179 - anything goes/cas
Cards und more #185 - fathers day
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Tuesday throw-down #344 - anything goes
Penny's paper-crafty #330 - anything goes
Crafty creations #342 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 284-285 - anything goes
The male room #61 - stash/use dies
A bit more time to craft #44 - anything goes
Crafty catz #371 - anything goes/opt. 2 layers
Cute card Thursday #479 - cas








Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Congratulations - Catch the bug New Release

 
Tuesday May 23, 2017
 
Welcome to Tuesday and New Release day at Catch the bug.. (some images may not be new but haven't been sold in the store for awhile so maybe new to others who have never seen them)
 
 
 
This is the new release images.. Boy   Girl Kidz graduates   Just in time for all the graduation that are coming up soon. I kept the design CAS.. I used Kolette Hal
sentiment and copics for the coloring. That's it..
I hope these cards inspires you to grab these images up and visit the Bugaboo store  maybe there's something else that will catch your eye.. If you need more inspiration please head over to Catch the bug blog and see what the design team created with the images.



Challenges:
A bit more time to craft #44 - anything goes
Creatalicious #115 - anything goes/opt. stencil
Crafty catz #371 - anything goes/opt. two or more layers
Crafting from the heart #160 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #179 - anything goes/cas
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Die cuttin divas #318 - graduation





Sunday, May 21, 2017

you're the best - Happy Fathers day

Sunday May 21, 2017
 
I have been having so much fun in my craft room making cards. I try to make one daily.. With Father's day coming I want to get some cards made.. I am getting request from people who need them.. I am not sure I like this card though.. mainly because I don't like the coffee cup not having any grounding. I did the dots by Paper Trey Ink.. it's two stamps a ring and solid circle. I used Ranger inks. When that didn't work I tried the Jelli bean twine.. Still didn't ground the cup but better.. The coffee cup is Simon Says stamp. The sentiments are from Simon Says.. I added some clear Nuvo drops to the coffee area and few drops around card.
I colored the coffee cup and coffee with copics.
 

Challenges:
Crafting by design - you're so special
Crafty catz #371 - anything goes/opt. 2 or more layers






Saturday, May 20, 2017

Let's PAWS a minute - Catch the bug - BINGO

Saturday May 20, 2017
 
We have a new challenge at Catch the bug.. BINGO.. I love bingos. so many choices.
 
 
This is the BINGO card..

I liked the Guy and dog Free Friday earlier this month.. I had to use again..

I chose the bottom row.. Washi Tape (along the bottom of my card) Orange (background/pants/sequins) Embossing (sentiment)  I am using the image called Guy and Dog which you can find at the Bugaboo store  I used Kuretake Gansi Paints and created the background on water color paper. I then used some Rubber seed grass stamps and added them along the bottom of the card. I used two different Washi tapes and added them under the grass. I colored the image with copics and fussy cut it out. I used foam dots behind the image. I embossed the sentiment from Tech. Tuesday with Stampin up black embossing powder. Added some orange sequins.  The black behind the card is just background piece, not a part of the card.  So lets see what you create.. I hope I inspired you. 
 
Challenges:
AAA #90 - embossing (sentiment)
Pile it on #130 - animals
Artistic inspirations #179 - anything goes/opt. cas
Use your stuff #264  - metallic
A bit more time to craft #44 - anything goes
The crafters café #173 - birthday
Creatalicious #115 - anything goes/opt. stencils
Deep ocean #155 - our furry/feathered friends
Simon Wednesday - a bit of sparkle
As you like it - fav. skin/fur color and why (copic E00-E11-R20-sometimes E31  for humas. I like the almost true white skin color it gives. (I don't feel comfortable with other skin tones. I've tried and they get too weird.. I did not put R20 on this guy but most times I do for men or women. for Animals in the brown tones I use copics E43-E44-E47 most time because my dogs are in the brownish tones. )
Creative fingers #130 - anything goes
Color crazy wk. 20 - anything goes
Crafty catz #371 - anything goes/opt. 2 or more layers
Allsorts wk. 416 - happy birthday
A gem of a challenge #194 - spring fever






Friday, May 19, 2017

Happy Birthday flowers / leaves / medallion

Friday May 19, 2017
 
Well I was playing again in my craft-room.. I keep seeing so many medallion cards created and I knew I had a Stampin Up medallion and so I took an A2 size water color paper. I stamped the medallion and heat embossed with Simon Says antique gold. I then smooshed some Ranger oxide inks in blue, green, yellow on my craft sheet. I spritzed it with water and laid the water color paper in it. I then heated and spritzed with water and re-dipped in the spritzed watered down in and dried and kept doing this till I got the results I was pleased with. I then took my Paper Trey Ink flower die and cut out three sizes. I was going to use the stamp set with it... but I had so much going on with the background I didn't want the stamped flowers to be toooooo much.. So I just took some Ranger inks and sponged it on the flowers. I added a sequin to the center and added some Nuvo drops. I then added some die cut leaves by Stampin up.. (I do test kits for a local scrapbook company and I always have so many left over scrap pieces that are not big enough to use for backgrounds but perfect for small die pieces.. so I spent a long time die cutting scraps from the left overs from my cards and scrapbook scraps) I then took a Simon Says sentiment and using Stampin Up ink stamped and trimmed down and added. I added the flower and sentiment with foam dots.  I was going to add sequins to the background but again it's so busy with the medallion I didn't want to over do..  What do you think???
 
Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 282-283 - anything goes
Stars stampz - for mom/special lady
A gem of a challenge #194 - spring fever
Crazy 4 challenges #385 - green/emerald green
AAA #90 - embossing (medallion)
Artistic inspirations #179 - anything goes/opt. cas
Use your stuff #264  - metallic
A bit more time to craft #44 - anything goes
The crafters café #173 - birthday
Creatalicious #115 - anything goes/opt. stencils
Tuesday throw-down #343 - texture
Cards und more #185 - cards for women
Crafting by design - you're so special
Simon Wednesday - a bit of sparkle
Color throw-down - colors
Fab 'n' funky #351 - create background
Crafty gals corner #123 - add flowers
Creative fingers #130 - anything goes
Color crazy wk. 20 - anything goes
Crafty catz #371 - anything goes/opt. 2 or more layers








It's your bird-day! Catch the bug Free Friday

Friday May 19, 2017
 
It's Friday and you know what that means.. It's Free Friday at Catch the bug.. I hope you can head over to the Bugaboo Store and get this image while it's free..
 
 
This is my card using the FREE image called SB flower swing..
I thought this would make a cute birthday card.. I used a piece of scrap Quick Quote designer paper. On one side is the dark purple and the other side is the lighter design. I used My Favorite Things circle scallop die. I used some OLD Quick quote purple ink and distressed the card base and the dp strip.. then threw it in the garbage.. the ink pad is so old. I bought it YEARs ago.. It's lasted forever (bought in 2012).. I love Quick Quote chalk inks..
I added the sentiment which is from My Pink Stamper.. I then added some Stampin Up punched flowers and Martha Stewart leaves.. I added some Nuvo drops inside the flowers. I colored the cute image with copics and added Nuvo drops in the flower center and some white gel pen on the purple flowers and her head band.. It's a Sweet image and it would be good for spring, birthdays, mother's day, Easter.. Changing up the colors you could use this year round. Maybe even Christmas with some Christmas colors..  Hope you head over to the Bugaboo store and pick up this cute image. If you need more inspiration head over to the Catch the bug blog and see the DT inspiration.

Challenges:
A gem of a challenge #194 - spring fever
Pile it on #130 - animals
Artistic inspirations #179 - anything goes/opt. cas
A bit more time to craft #44 - anything goes
The crafters café #173 - birthday
Creatalicious #115 - anything goes/opt. stencils
Deep ocean #155 - our furry/feathered friends
Cards und more #185 - cards for women
Creative fingers #130 - anything goes
Crafty catz #371 - anything goes/opt. 2 or more layers