Friday, February 24, 2017

Thank you - Catch the bug Free Friday

Friday February 24, 2017
 
Welcome to Free Friday at Catch the bug.. you can find the Free image over at the Bugaboo Store.
 

This image is called SB Fireman Ladder... I was kinda stumped on what to do for the background and thought ok time to break out the Washi Tape which I have a pile of on my desk.. I then though I needed something above so dug out some stencils and texture paste. Well once that was added it looked like snow.. NO I don't want snow.. so I added glitter to it.. So now it's glittered snow.. dang not what I wanted but it is what it is..  I also thought it was good to make this a Thank You card for those who are there in our hour of need.  I hope you take time to head over to the Catch the bug site and see the cards the DT members did.

Challenges:
Alphabet challenges - "Y" you choose
Scrapping 4 fun #84 - anything goes
A gem of a challenge #188 - favorite color combo (red/yellow)
Artistic inspirations #173 - anything goes
Penny's paper crafty #317 - anything goes
Simon Says Wednesday - anything goes
The house that stamps built #F2217 - anything goes
Creative moments #112 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 270-271 - anything goes
4 crafty chicks #339 - stencils
Moving along with the times #39 - for a man
Jo's scrap shack #177 - anything goes
Colour crazy wk. 8 - anything goes






Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Take the road less traveled - Aud Sentiments 174

Thursday February 23 - March 6, 2017
 
Welcome to another challenge at Aud Sentiments #174
 
We have an awesome challenge for the next two weeks it's
 ANIMALS + SENTIMENT
 

Our sponsor for this challenge is Ike's Art
 
 
This is my fun card using the Finch on pine.. I love the hint of snow and the beautiful bird. I love coloring and used copics. I inked up the inside flap of the Stampin Up wood embossing folder, laid down my white paper and ran it through my Vagabon embossing machine. I love the brown wood grain background. I used a brown chalk ink. I think it would be pretty with SU soft suade. I used a piece of SU card stock I think it's night of navy or the other one that is similar. I used the Tech. Tuesday sentiment and embossed it in white. I added some Jellibean twine and added some Simon Says feathers and a couple wood looking buttons. Oh I used the Stampin up stitched die for the bird area. I have to say I love this card and the bird. The snow on the pine cone I just left white instead of coloring it but the snow around the bird I added a hint of C1 copics and my cloud template and Ranger ink. 
I hope you play along and remember to add a sentiment to your card.


Challenges:
Creative fingers #125 - anything goes
Alphabet challenges - "Y" you choose
Scrapping 4 fun #84 - anything goes
Colour crazy craft wk. 7 - anything goes
A gem of a challenge #188 - favorite color combo (brown/gold/green)
Glitter "n" sparkle #227 - ribbon or lace
The ribbon girl - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #173 - anything goes
Make my Monday #40 - birds
City crafters #350 - stitching
Die cuttin divas #305 - animals
Tuesday throwdown #331 - favorite embellishment (buttons/twine)
Penny's paper crafty #317 - anything goes
Simon Says Wednesday - anything goes
The house that stamps built #F2217 - anything goes
Creative moments #112 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 270-271 - anything goes





Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Happy birthday you sly FOX - Stampavie and More #281

Wednesday February 22, 2017
 
Welcome to another fun filled two weeks at Stampavie and More #281 challenge: EMBOSSING - DRY OR HEAT
 
 
I chose dry and heat embossing. I used the Sizzix birch tree embossing folder and rubbed the inside flap with Soft Suade by Stampin up and embossed the white paper. The Fox's and sentiment are from Tech. Tuesday and the sentiment is heat embossed.  I had some leaves sitting around die/punched from Martha Stewart - Stampin up - Ek .. and added them behind the fox's. I added some Stampin up punched flowers along the bottom and the center is Nuvo drops. I colored these darling fox's with copics and added some white gel pen for highlight spots.  I sure hope you can play along and enter your awesome card over at Stampavie and More.. Embossing/heat/dry..
 

Challenges:
Moving along with the times #39 - for a man
Brown sugar #238 - birthday
Creative fingers #125 - anything goes
Alphabet challenges - "Y" you choose
Scrapping 4 fun #84 - anything goes
Colour crazy craft wk. 7 - anything goes
A gem of a challenge #188 - favorite color combo (brown/green/blue)
Crafting from the heart #147 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #173 - anything goes
Ooh la la #222 - anything goes
Die cuttin divas #305 - animals
Tuesday throwdown #331 - favorite embellishment (flowers)
Penny's paper crafty #317 - anything goes
Simon Says Wednesday - anything goes
The house that stamps built #F2217 - anything goes
Creative moments #112 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 270-271 - anything goes






you're so SWEET - Baby - Catch the bug New Release

Tuesday February 21, 2017
 
Welcome to Tuesday and New Release at Catch the bug  you can find the image at the Bugaboo Store
 
 
The new release is "BABY".. I colored it so it could be used for Boy or Girl.. I found some pre cut tags in a bag of stuff I had stashed away so I took my Kuretake Gansai Tambi paints and added the background. While I dried I colored in the "BABY" with copics and added a Hot off the press brad to the tag hole and then I backed the tag with black using my corner chomper.. I took my Great Impressions heart stamp and Versa Mark and stamped all over the green and then added the tag. When I was done I thought (hubby also thought) the word baby looked funny by itself so I dug around I was looking for Welcome or something like that but then found this Verve stamp "you're so SWEET".. I thought it was perfect.. mostly cause I couldn't find a Welcome.. you'd think with all the stamps I have I would have one.. hum.. is it time to shop??  like I need an excuse..
I hope you head over to the Bugaboo store and check out this cute image. If you can head over to the Catch the bug site and see the DT members cards.

Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 270-271 - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #38 - anything goes
Cute card Thursday #465 - no pattern paper
Craft rocket #33 - anything goes
QKR stampede #231 - anything goes/opt. bling/sparkle
Alphabet challenges - "Y" you choose
Allsorts wk. 403 - anything goes
A gem of a challenge #188 - favorite color combo (gold/green/blue/red)
AAA cards CAS #84 - water color
Crafting from the heart #147 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #173 - anything goes
Ooh la la #222 - anything goes
Tuesday throwdown #331 - favorite embellishment (brad)







Monday, February 20, 2017

Billie and Monika #1 challenge - cloths with out body

Monday February 20, 2017
 
Monika's card is posted now.
 
UP DATE:  Monika is running late on her posting. She said she will post at 9pm her time(Germany)  (so 12 noon pacific nw time) so please check out her card around that time.
 
It's Billie and Monika challenge time again.. Only between the two of us.
I will pick February / March.. Monika will pick April / May.. so on and so forth.. (we will take a Aug/Sept. break) We will post once a month on the third Monday.
 
We have done this before where we challenged each other on a theme.. we had to stop because life got in the way but now we are going to start it up again... I really like it because Monika makes cards different than I do. I like the challenge (I suggested a shaker card for us but she put her foot down, she was not going to do it.. LOL so I gave in .. so no shaker cards but sounds like anything else is possible)
 
Monika's blog is Creative with Monika, she lives in Germany and is a very talented lady. I love that she seldom uses designer papers. Most of her backgrounds are created by her. I love that. I am to Americanized.. We have so many stores with craft supplies and I understand the other side of the big pond they are limited or too expensive. I guess I am just spoiled but I have been trying to create my own background more and more.
 
Ok since I got to chose the theme.. It's CLOTHING.. without a body.. so no one wearing cloths.. I used Simon Says stamp set for the background and scallop border die.. The sentiment is white embossed on Vellum .. love the look.  I used Nuvo crystal drops and Stampin up silver twine.  The background is Ranger inks sponged on and water drops for a distressed look. 
 
I am pleased with the way it came out.. Now head over to Monika's blog to see what she did for our challenge.. See ya again the third Monday in March.  
 
Challenges:
Ooh la la #222 - die cuts
Penny's paper crafty #316 - anything goes
Crafty creations #335 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 270-271 - anything goes
Crafty gals corner #110 - use your favorite things (dies, Ranger inks)
A bit more time to craft #38 - anything goes
Creatalicious #109 - ribbon/twine
Cute card Thursday #465 - no pattern paper
Craft rocket #33 - anything goes
As you like it - ribbon or lace? (ribbon- more colors and sizes)
Brown sugar #238 - birthday
QKR stampede #231 - anything goes/opt. bling/sparkle
Creative fingers #125 - anything goes
Alphabet challenges - "Y" you choose
Scrapping 4 fun #84 - anything goes
Allsorts wk. 403 - anything goes
A gem of a challenge #188 - favorite color combo (gold/purple/teal)
Glitter "n" sparkle #227 - ribbon or lace
Dragonfly journeys #86 - bows
heARTful stamping - repeat stamping
The ribbon girl - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #147 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #173 - anything goes
Ooh la la #222 - anything goes






Saturday, February 18, 2017

You're amazing - Catch the bug - Saturday BINGO

Saturday February 18, 2017
 
Welcome to another challenge at Catch the bug..
This Saturday is BINGO 
 
 
This is the BINGO card to follow




I used the center row.. Bugaboo image/red/sparkle... I used the Bugaboo image called Kidz Valentine's day   I dry embossed the red background and added some Stampin up cording to the card. I then colored the image with copics and added glitter to two of the balloons for the sparkle. This could be used for so many occasions .. I like this sentiment from Simon Says.  Hope you play along.



Challenges:
Simon Says Monday - favorite tool (vagbond die cutting for embossing)
The crazy challenge #242 - colors
Make my Monday #39 - shimmer and shine
Penny's paper crafty #316 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 270-271 - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #38 - anything goes
Creatalicious #109 - ribbon/twine
Cute card Thursday #465 - no pattern paper
As you like it - ribbon or lace? (ribbon- can drape or tie with ease)
QKR stampede #231 - anything goes/opt. bling/sparkle
Alphabet challenges - "Y" you choose
Allsorts wk. 403 - anything goes
A gem of a challenge #188 - favorite color combo (red/gold)







Friday, February 17, 2017

You bring sunshine - Catch the bug - Free Friday

Friday February 17, 2017
 
Welcome to another fun Free Friday at Catch the bug
 
The Free Friday image is BC horse you can head over to the
 Bugaboo store to get the fun image while it's free.
 
 
Look at this cuttie.. I sure had fun making the background scene for him to be in. I started with PTI rays stamp to give a look of the sun coming up.. then added some pink with Ranger ink to give that red sky in the morning feel. I used some different greens by Ranger and did the ground. I found this old stamp from Rubber Baby Buggy Bumper for the grass area. I used a Simon Says tree stamp and birds. Then I used a PTI fence die and some Quick quote scraps to make the fence. I colored the image in Copics and used the Paper Trey Ink sentiment because of the sun rise I first started with.

Challenges:
Simon Says Monday - favorite tool (vagbon die cutting)
Artistic inspirations #172 - anything goes
Ooh la la #222 - die cuts
Penny's paper crafty #316 - anything goes
Crafty creations #335 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 270-271 - anything goes
Crafty gals corner #110 - use your favorite things (dies, Ranger inks)
A bit more time to craft #38 - anything goes
Craft rocket #33 - anything goes
Alphabet challenges - "Y" you choose
Capture the moment PTI - using hello sunshine stamp
Cut it up #115 - create a scene