Sunday, December 04, 2016

Merry Christmas - Day 2 Catch the bug Holiday Chaos

Sunday December 4, 2016
 
Welcome to our Holiday Chaos at Catch the bug with images from Bugaboo
Day 2...  The theme for your card is follow the SKETCH..
 

THIS IS THE SKETCH.. YOU CAN TURN IT .
 

I turned the sketch.  I used the image called Chibi Reindeer  This little guy is so cute and I colored his body and then used a terry towel with copic 0 and laid it on the image to give the body texture. I then finished coloring the image. I used some scraps of paper and sentiment from Simon says along with this cute stitched border die from Simon says.. I added a little glitter to the image. 
I hope you play along on Day 2 and use the sketch above for your card.
 

Challenges:
Crafty sentiments - glitter challenge
Die cuttin divas # #294 - make it sparkle
Deep ocean #143 - Santa is coming to town
Addicted to stamps #222 - make your mark
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
The house that stamps built - anything goes
Crafty addicts #29 - anything goes/opt. Christmas paper
Word art Wednesday wk. 258-259 - anything goes
Crimbo crackers #121 - non traditional colors Christmas
Brown sugar #227 - anything goes
The stamping boutique - non-traditional Christmas
PDE linky party #149 - anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun #79 - Christmas
Pattie's creations #129 - anything goes Christmas
CCC digi creations #62 - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #33 - anything goes
My time to craft #335 - Christmas animals
Inkspirational #123 - CAS with sparkle
Allsorts wk. 392 - CAS
Crafy Hazelnut's Christmas #310 - Christmas
Dragonfly journeys #80 - Christmas critters
 





Saturday, December 03, 2016

Merry Christmas - Day 1 Catch the bug Holiday Chaos

Saturday December 3, 2016
 
Welcome to our  Holiday Chaos at Catch the bug with images from Bugaboo.
Day 1... The theme for your card is ALL THAT SPARKLES.. CREATE SOMETHING THAT SPARKLES
 

This card is screaming sparkle.. it's on the background, Merry Christmas, snow, hat and pom pom.. I am using the cute image called Snow Friends .. I embossed the background purple with a snowflake folder. I used Art Institute glitter that I have had for years.  I don't think there is even a dent in the bottles.. LOL. I have so much and love the look but oh my craft space if sparkling.. I hope your ready for a week fun filled Christmas chaos and a time to get a great start, dent or finish to your Christmas card making.  Remember to make a card that has something that sparkles..
 

Challenges:
Use your stuff #243 make a Christmas card or Scrapbook page
Crafty sentiments - glitter challenge
Die cuttin divas # #294 - make it sparkle
Christmas cards only #50 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #168 - anything goes
Deep ocean #143 - Santa is coming to town
Addicted to stamps #222 - make your mark
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
Color throw-down #421 - photo inspiration
Fab n funky #329 - Christmas
The house that stamps built - anything goes
Crafty addicts #29 - anything goes/opt. Christmas paper
Word art Wednesday wk. 258-259 - anything goes
Craft rocket #29 -winter time 
Moving along with the times #34 - anything goes with Christmas
Crimbo crackers #121 - non traditional colors Christmas
Brown sugar #227 - anything goes
The stamping boutique - non-traditional Christmas
PDE linky party #149 - anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun #79 - Christmas
Pattie's creations #129 - anything goes Christmas
CCC digi creations #62 - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #33 - anything goes
A gem of a challenge #183 - snowman/women
Crafy Hazelnut's Christmas #310 - Christmas








Friday, December 02, 2016

Merry Christmas - Ho Ho Ho Catch the bug

Friday December 2, 2016
 
Welcome to another fun Free Friday from Bugaboo Stamps ... You can see the projects the design team made up at Catch the bug.
 

This is the fun Free Friday called Santa Ho Ho Ho..  I fussy cut the image out and added him to my Postage stamp die from My favorite things. I had a scrap piece from a project I plan to do for our Christmas Chaos.. just trying to get my ideas in my head on paper so this was a sample.. We'll see how it comes out.LOL. I added a strip of stitch scallop die below the sentiment which all are from Simon Says I then added some half pearls to his coat and goosebumps to the lower right corner.. Ink is from Stampin up and  Santa is colored in copics.  If you're looking for a quick fun Christmas image this would be perfect to pick up and free is all the better. 
 

Challenges:
Use your stuff #243 make a Christmas card or Scrapbook page
Christmas cards only #50 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #168 - anything goes
Make my Monday #35 - CAS Christmas
Lemon shortbread #29 - anything goes
Deep ocean #143 - Santa is coming to town
Addicted to stamps #222 - make your mark
Crafting by design - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
Fab n funky #329 - Christmas
The house that stamps built - anything goes
Crafty creations #329 - Christmas
Creative moments #107 - anything goes
Crafty addicts #29 - anything goes/opt. Christmas paper
Word art Wednesday wk. 258-259 - anything goes
The sisterhood of crafters - use some pearls
Moving along with the times #34 - anything goes with Christmas
Jo's scrap shack #167 - 3-2-1 and Christmas theme
A bit more time to craft #33 - anything goes






Thursday, December 01, 2016

Merry Christmas - Creative with Stamps #9

Thursday December 1, 2016
 
 
The theme this month is Christmas Stamps 
I am sure you have been making Christmas cards and using stamps.. so you can enter up to 3 times over at Creative with Stamps
 
 
Make sure you add this banner below showing what the challenge is to your blog when you add your card for our challenge. It's sad to see some haven't added this banner so they are not able to win because of that..
 

This is my card using the Simon Says stamp set. I used some white ink and did spatter on the kraft cardstock. I than stamped the sentiment. I stamped the trees in Ranger ink and cut them out. I stamped the trunk right to the card base and used foam to add the trees to give depth. I used some liquid pearls and added white / silver to the trees. I did not fill each dot but here and there.. I then used Simon Says star die and added them to the top of the trees. I am liking the way it came out.


Challenges:
Craft your passion #340 - anything goes
Simon Monday - 'O' Christmas tree
Use your stuff #243 make a Christmas card or Scrapbook page
Crafting from the heart #138 - anything goes
Die cuttin divas # #294 - make it sparkle
A*muse studio - anything goes
Christmas cards only #50 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #168 - anything goes
Crafty boots - wood or trees
Deep ocean #143 - Santa is coming to town
Addicted to stamps #222 - make your mark
Penny's paper-crafty #306 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
Fab n funky #329 - Christmas
The house that stamps built - anything goes
Crafty creations #329 - Christmas
Word art Wednesday wk. 258-259 - anything goes
Craft rocket #29 -winter time
Moving along with the times #34 - anything goes with Christmas
Crimbo crackers #121 - non traditional colors Christmas
Alphabet challenge - "T" is for trees






Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Inspiration Destination #114

Wednesday November 30, 2016
 
Welcome to a new challenge at Inspiration Destination #114
Where it's ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES
 

Our sponsor for this card is Polkadoodles
 

I could not figure out a good sentiment for this card.. I keep looking and looking. I have so many but just nothing fit this cute image.. This image is called Mammoth Friends.. What a talented artist. I would love to have the talent to draw images like this.. but I guess it's up to us that cant to instead just bring them to life. I loved coloring this cute image. I am sure the Mammoth is not this color but in my eyes he is.  I hope you find time to play along and post your ANYTHING GOES card over at Inspiration Destination.
 

Challenges:
The Daily marker day 30 color challenge
Craft your passion #340 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #138 - anything goes
Digi choosday wk. 48 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #168 - anything goes
Addicted to stamps #222 - make your mark
Crafting by design - anything goes
Penny's paper-crafty #306 - anything goes
The house that stamps built - anything goes
Creative moments #107 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 258-259 - anything goes





You're so sweet - Inspiration Destination #114

Wednesday November 30, 2016
 
Sunday Nov. 20th was my birthday so we spent the whole day in Portland Oregon which is about 2 hrs. from us.. then spent the night there and the next day flew out to Las Vegas. see below
 
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and enjoyed some quality time with family. I know we did. My x daughter in law (who to me is not an x.. she is more like a daughter and her husband) sent us tickets to visit. So we got to spend 9 days in Las Vegas got some quality time with the grandkids and spent time with our son and his fiancĂ©.. We had a wonderful time.  We just got back yesterday.
 
So now it's time for crafting and challenge time..
Welcome to another challenge at Inspiration Destination #114. It's Always ANYTHING GOES
 

Our sponsor for this card is Karleigh Sue
 

This is my card and the image is Cuppa Time.. I really just kept this CAS.. I wanted to use some washi tape and some fun bright colors.  I like the way it came out.
I hope you find time to play along. 
 

Challenges:
The Daily marker day 30 color challenge
Craft your passion #340 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #138 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #168 - anything goes
Lemon shortbread #29 - anything goes
Addicted to stamps #222 - make your mark
Crafting by design - anything goes
Penny's paper-crafty #306 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
The house that stamps built - anything goes
Creative moments #107 - anything goes



Monday, November 28, 2016

We are wonderfully made by GOD - Catch the bug ABC

Monday November 28, 2016

Monday at Catch the bug is Anything But a Card



This is my Journal Inspiration page.. Since it's so late into the year I just may have to bring this one over to 2017 journal so I an enjoy it more..  I used the image called Girl teddy hug . . I again found a quote that I liked and then found the image that I thought was so cute and printed it out. I colored the image with copics and then used a white gel pen to give some dots to the bow and dress.  I did the colorless blender liquid and terry towel to give he bear some texture.. I added the colored image to a scrap of quick quote designer paper and then laminated the whole piece and punch my holes.


Challenges:
The Daily marker day 10 color challenge