Friday, October 28, 2016

Football Nut - Free Friday - Bugaboo

Friday October 28, 2016
 
Welcome to the end of October.. I have one more day to work and I will be RETIRED!!!!! Sweet totally sweet. 
Well today is Free Friday at Bugaboo.. I hope you head over to Catch the bug and see the design teams cards using this cute image.
 

This is the Free Friday image called Football Nut..  I colored him with Seattle Seahawk colors. the lime green and blue.. The colors look better in person..  I found this cool designer paper by Teresa Collins and thought with the travel that the teams do this would be great. Added some ribbons behind the postage die. Fun cute happy card.
 

Challenges:
Craft your passion #335 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #166 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 254-255 - anything goes
Penny's paper-crafty #301 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
Crafty catz #344 - anything goes/twist die/punch
Your next stamp #51 color challenge
Art by Miran #70 - anything goes
Color crazy wk. 25 - anything goes







Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Happy Birthday - Aud Sentiments #167

Thursday October 27 - November 8, 2016
 
It's time for another challenge at Aud Sentiments #167 -  The theme for these two weeks is
 
Cute + sentiment...
 

Sponsor for this challenge is a favorite of mine.. Bugaboo Stamps
 

I am using the image called Curly hair sitter digi and she is on the Present stack digi .. I merged the two images. I love her curly hair. She is so cute. I decided to keep this simple and just add Happy birthday down the side and added some wooden dots. 
The theme is CUTE + a SENTIMENT  I hope you play along.
 

Challenges:

Crafty girls creations #28 - anything goes
As you like it - old or new stash/why? (loving the old stash / I feel less guilty using the papers and the old wooden dots as I have had them for years and now that I have used them I may need to buy new.. )
Addicted to stamps #134 - lots of layers
Craft your passion #335 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #166 - anything goes
Lemon shortbread #27 - anything goes
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Digi choosday wk. 43 - anything goes
Through the craftroom door - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 254-255 - anything goes
Crafty gals corner #95 - anything goes
Penny's paper-crafty #301 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - anything goes




Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Your are braver than you believe - Inspiration Destination #109

Wednesday October 26, 2016
 
Inspiration Destination #109 - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES
I sure hope you can play along and hope my card encourages you to break out those stamps and color tools and give it a go. I love seeing your cards each week. I also love the comments you give me ever week. I love coloring and bringing cards to life and know they will make someone happy. Thank you
 

Our sponsor for this card is Robyns Fetish
 

This is the image called Loretta Angel.. I thought she looked like she was giving a hug or attempting to. I found this awesome sentiment from Dylusions and cut it apart and put it on my background that is water colored using Ranger inks. I added glitter to her wing and the heart on her outfit.  She will give someone an encouraging warm hug.
 

Challenges:
Jo's scrap shack #161 - anything goes
Brown sugar #221 - anything goes
Crafty catz #343 - anything goes /opt. embossing
Crafty girls creations #28 - anything goes
As you like it - old or new stash/why? (I love the old and new, the paints and glitter are old so it's nice that I use them and then feel justified to use the new stash which is the sentiment. It helps the guilt of buying the new bought items)
Polkadoodles wk. 42 - anything goes
Simply paper craft #39 - anything goes
Allsorts wk. 386 - sparkle and shine
Sweet stampin - favorite color combo (green/purple)
Robyns fetish #339 - anything but a Halloween card
Addicted to stamps #134 - lots of layers
Crafting from the heart #133 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #166 - anything goes
Lemon shortbread #27 - anything goes
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Digi choosday wk. 43 - anything goes
Through the craftroom door - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 254-255 - anything goes
Crafty creations #327 - watercolor  (background)
Simon Wednesday - anything goes




Smile it's your birthday - Inspiration Destination #109

Wednesday October 26-2016
 
Can you hear me counting???? 3 more working days and I am retired... WOO HOO.. come next Tuesday I can sleep in if I want and get dressed if I want and do what ever I want.. I am so excited.
 
Ok now on to the challenge.. Inspiration Destination #109 challenge is ALWAY ANYTHING GOES
 

Our sponsor for this card challenge is All Dressed Up
 
 

I am using the fun image called Smile it's your birthday... I have stamps and dies from Taylored Expressions and so used the film die, polaroid die and camera die and stamp.. They went so well with the image from All Dressed Up I had to use them.  I used the stamp set from D.O.T.S. for the photo she was taking.  I think this will be a perfect birthday card for any young girl or someone who loves to take photos.
 

Challenges:
Crafty catz #343 - anything goes /opt. embossing
Crafty girls creations #28 - anything goes 
Crafty girls creations #28 - anything goes
As you like it - old or new stash/why? (I like the old stash which are the dies and flower stamp and camera, it's fun to dig into the dies/stamps and see what will go with the main image that I use)
Polkadoodles wk. 42 - anything goes
Simply paper craft #39 - anything goes
Addicted to stamps #134 - lots of layers
Crafting from the heart #133 - anything goes
Craft your passion #335 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #166 - anything goes
Lemon shortbread #27 - anything goes
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Digi choosday wk. 43 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 254-255 - anything goes
Crafty gals corner #95 - anything goes
Penny's paper-crafty #301 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - anything goes





Snowmen fall from heaven one flake at a time - Bugaboo / Catch the bug

Tuesday October 25, 2016
 
Welcome to Tuesday and New Release day at Bugaboo.. The new release is a Snowman.
You can head over to Catch the bug and see this fun snowman made up..
 

This is my card using the Snowman new release.. I fussy cut the image out and added him to the embossed card front.. I saw Sandi MacIver on Facebook who is a Stampin Up demonstrator do the embossing folder technique where you take a brayer and on the inside of the folder and the side with the wording you brayer ink over it.. I used soft suede and ran the brayer over and over then I took the silhouette stamp set of little bushes and stamped them with chocolate ink along the bottom of the tree trunks. Then you take your white card stock and carefully lay it down inside the embossing folder and run it through your Big shot/ vagabond or what ever device you have and this is what you get.. I will have to remember to use this more and more. I love the effect and warm feel. This snowman I wanted to give him some bright colors so he stood out against the soft background. I carried over the red (using copics to color it) and white embossed the MSE sentiment. I added a couple snowflakes to go along with the winter scene.
I hope you head over to Catch the bug and see what the design team did with this fun image.
 

Challenges:
Jo's scrap shack #161 - anything goes
Brown sugar #221 - anything goes
Crafty catz #343 - anything goes / opt. embossing (Birch tree embossing folder and white embossing ink sentiment)
Simply paper craft #39 - anything goes
Crafty girls creations #28 - anything goes
Allsorts wk. 386 - sparkle and shine
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas #304 - add a sentiment
Sweet stampin - favorite color combo (green/purple)
Christmas card challenges # 46 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #133 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #166 - anything goes
Crafters café #159 - new technique (inking inside of embossing folder and stamping silhouette stems inside then embossing paper)
Word art Wednesday wk. 252-253 - anything goes






Friday, October 21, 2016

Happy birthday - Free Friday Bugaboo

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Friday October 21, 2016
 
Welcome to a fun Free Friday at Bugaboo.. If you want to see how the design teams cards using this image head over to Catch the bug.
 
 
This is my card using the fun Free Friday image called Kidlet Superman.. I found this awesome background designer paper.. again I don't know who it's by.. But it's perfect for this handsome little dude.. I made this a birthday card. I die cut the birthday out of orange paper but when it was complete my hubby couldn't even see the birthday so before I photo'd it I took a copic and colored it red. I am not sure that helped at all.. but I had to try and I am sure who ever gets this will be able to read better than our old tired eyes..  Perfect for that little birthday boy..
 


Challenges:
Glitter n sparkle #210 - anything goes
Ribbon girls - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #30 - anything goes
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Digi choosday wk. 42 - anything goes
Through the craftroom door - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 252-253 - anything goes
Color throwdown #415 - colors
Jo's scrap shack #161 - anything goes
Crafty catz #343 - anything goes /opt. embossing
Scrapping 4 fun #76 - anything goes 







Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Giving thanks - Inspiration Destination #108

Wednesday October 19, 2016
 
Inspiration Destination #108 challenge where it's ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES
 

The sponsor for this card is Bugaboo Digi stamps
 

Bugaboo is always a favorite company of mine being on their design team I am never at a loss for images.. This cutie is Bug AKV fairy.. I colored her with copics and added Wink of stella to the image and a cute picket fence by Taylored Expressions. The acrylic butterfly and sentiment is from Tech. Tuesday.
 


Challenges:
Ribbon girls - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #30 - anything goes
Craft your passion #334 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #132 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #165 - anything goes
Love to scrap #88 - anything goes
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 252-253 - anything goes





Nothing more glorious - Inspiration Destination #108

October 19, 2016
 
It's time for a new challenge at Inspiration Destination #108
I hope you find time to play along and enter your card/project. It's always ANYTHING GOES
 

Our sponsor for this card is The East Wind
 

This is my card using the cute image called Aurora Maple.. Perfect for that fall /autumn card. I used doily die from Paper Trey ink and circle die from My Favorite Things. The sentiment is from Tech. Tuesday and used a corner chomper.  I hope you play along. Have fun and enter your card over at Inspiration Destination.
 


Challenges:
A gem of a challenge #180 - autumn
Just us girls #365 - color challenge
Glitter n sparkle #208 - anything goes
Ribbon girls - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #30 - anything goes
Craft your passion #334 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #132 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #165 - anything goes
Ooh la la #215 - autumn
Love to scrap #88 - anything goes
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Digi choosday wk. 42 - anything goes
Through the craftroom door - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 252-253 - anything goes





Happy Halloween - Bugaboo new release

Tuesday October 18, 2016
 
It's Tuesday and so Bugaboo has a new image. 
You can see the Design Teams cards at Catch the bug.
 

This is the new image. Called Halloween Sentiment.
Perfect time of the year and so simple to color you could make lots of cards or candy bag toppers.. I used Tombow markers dipped with Wink of Stella and colored in the images. I used some silver sparkle washi tape and cut out the spiders to add to the corner.  Simple and fun card to make.
 

Challenges:
Glitter n sparkle #210 - anything goes
Robyns fetish #338 - happy Halloween
Dragonfly journeys #77 - trick or treat
A bit more time to craft #30 - anything goes
Craft your passion #334 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #132 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #165 - anything goes
Love to scrap #88 - anything goes
The paper girls #114 - Halloween
Crafty boots - Halloween
Shopping our stash #274 - hey ghoulfriend
Deep ocean #140 - halloween





Saturday, October 15, 2016

A friend is somone who knows the song -Creative with Stamps #7

Saturday October 15, 2016
 
Welcome to Mid Month reminder of our challenge at
Creative with Stamps #7 challenge. You have up to three
stamped/digi cards that you can enter in one month.. so look at your cards and enter them in our October challenge..
 
Sentiments  
 also add this image below to your blog when you enter your card..
 

This is my card using the stamp set flowers.. from Simon Says.. the sentiment is from Verses rubber.. I love the sentiment.. I have been blessed with friends like this verse.
I hope you play along.
 

Challenges:
Artistic inspiration #165 - anything goes
Crafting by designs - add a sentiment
Word art Wednesday wk.252 /253 - anything goes
PDE linky party #142 - all cards
Alphabet - Q for quick and simple
Scrapping 4 fun #76 - anything goes
That's crafty - CAS
Art by Miran #69 - anything goes




Happy Birthday - Catch the bug BINGO

Saturday October 15, 2016
 
It's challenge Saturday at Catch the bug.. we have a fun BINGO challenge
 

This is the BINGO card.. pick your row and make that card.. Enter it on Catch the bug.



 This is my card using the row..   Black/orange.. 3 layers... Sentiment..
I am using the image called Stella ruin mood..  I thought this would make a good fall birthday.. I am a November baby and so this would make a great card for me.. LOL.. I used chip board below and painted it green and orange.. then I used a Carolyn Dube stencil covered it with black ranger ink. I die cut the banners and spelt out the Happy then added another banner with birthday.. I colored Stella and so I got the orange/black.. 3 layers and sentiment in..
 
 

Challenges:
Artistic inspiration #165 - anything goes
Ooh la la #215 - shades of autumn
(Pin)spirational #176 - autumn
Try it on Tuesday - scary/spooky
Creative moments #104 - anything goes
Crafty addicts #26 - anything goes/autumn colors
Word art Wednesday wk.252 /253 - anything goes
4 crafty chicks #320 - orange and black
Craft rocket #26 - happy birthday
PDE linky party #142 - all cards
Scrapping 4 fun #76 - anything goes
Art by Miran #69 - anything goes
Color crazy craft wk. 24 - anything goes







Friday, October 14, 2016

You would think that with all your multiple personalities - Free Friday Bugaboo

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Friday October 14, 2016
 
Welcome to another Free Friday at Bugaboo.. If you would love to see the design team creations using this awesome image head over to Catch the bug.
 
This is the cute image that is free for a week. Its called Wings.. I am not much for doing Halloween cards so thought I would just make a fun card.. It can still be used as a Halloween card or fun card.. I did give her a green ting of coloring to her skin.. I  found this awesome star designer paper.. I don't know who it's by.. sorry and then I am loving the Dylusions sentiments they are so quirky. I hope you find time to pick up this cute image.
 

Challenges:
City crafters #333 - did I make you up?
The crazy challenge #233 - use color red
Artistic inspiration #165 - anything goes
Lemon shortbread #26 - anything goes
Try it on Tuesday - scary/spooky
Crafting by designs - add a sentiment
Creative moments #104 - anything goes
Crafty addicts #26 - anything goes/autumn colors
Word art Wednesday wk.252 /253 - anything goes
Brown sugar #220- handmade flowers
PDE linky party #142 - all cards
Scrapping 4 fun #76 - anything goes
Your next stamp #50 - color challenge
Art by Miran #69 - anything goes
Color crazy craft wk. 24 - anything goes








Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Getting cozy - Aud Sentiments #166

Thursday October 13-25, 2016
 
Welcome to a new challenge at Aud Sentiments #166
The theme is Vintage Halloween and sentiment
 
 

Our sponsor for this card is My Artistic Adventure
 

I am not one that is big on Halloween.. Never have been. I know when the kids were growing up we'd get them favorite candies and then go to our local swimming pool and have a great fun time swimming and most times with only a handful of other people. It was always a fun time and they enjoyed it. They could dress up for school celebrations and sometimes there were friend parties that did not fall on Halloween so they got to dress up for those but most part it was a fun family time.
With My Artistic Adventures you get a sheet of images. I chose Vintage Halloween set and cut out one of the post cards. (I also cut out a tag but didn't use it). I took a doily and ranger ink and inked it up and added some clouds to the black cardstock. I have this awesome spider web and spiders from Taylored Expressions so die cut them out and the fence also by TE.. I decided since we needed to have a sentiment .. after all it's Aud Sentiments.. I cut a tag with Stampin up die set and added getting cozy by Tech. Tuesday.. it's either for the spiders wanting to get cozy or the little girl and her cat.. You chose.. LOL
I hope you play along and remember add your sentiment so we can see it.
 
Challenges:
Little scrap pieces - Halloween
A gem of a challenge - Halloween
Craft your passion #333 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #131 - anything goes
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Everybody art #384 - pumpkin
Tuesday throwdown #315 - Halloween
Through the craftroom door -wk. 10/11 - anything goes
Artistic inspiration #165 - anything goes
Ooh la la #215 - shades of autumn
Melonheadz friends - Halloween
Crafty boots - Halloween
(Pin)spirational #176 - autumn
Try it on Tuesday - scary/spooky
Crafty addicts #26 - anything goes/autumn colors
Word art Wednesday wk.252 /253 - anything goes
4 crafty chicks #320 - orange and black






Tuesday, October 11, 2016

A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, -Inspiration Destination #107

Wednesday October 12, 2016
 
It's time for another challenge at Inspiration Destination #107 - where it's always ANYTHING GOES
 

Our sponsor for this challenge is MoonFlower
 

This is my card using the image called Harp Maiden.. I was not sure how to color the harp and the rest of the image but just took my time. I think her dress is suppose to be backless but I thought it looked best having a backing. It took a long time to color this image but I am happy with the results. I have this sentiment from Taylored Expressions which fit perfectly. I just colored the strip of paper with some Quick quote chalk in and it worked out.
I hope you play along over at Inspiration Destination it's always awesome seeing everyone's creation.
 

Challenges:
The pencil case wk. 30 - anything goes
Craft your passion #333 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #131 - anything goes
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Artistic inspiration #165 - anything goes
Lemon shortbread #26 - anything goes
Crafting by designs - add a sentiment
Creative moments #104 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk.252 /253 - anything goes