Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Day 4 Catch the bug Birthday Bash

Tuesday January 16, 2018
 
Today is day 4 of our birthday bash at Catch the bug..  
It's New Release day at Bugaboo
Our theme for today is BINGO
 
 

 
This is the new image called Happy birthday Sis..  I chose the diagonal row.. Ribbon - Bugaboo image - Sprinkles
I colored the image with copics and added the ribbon.. for the sprinkles I added micro mini beads to the cupcakes and cake.. so they look like sprinkles. I used My favorite things stitch die and cut the image and sentiment out. Added them to the card base.  I love the variegated ribbon. One of my favorites. This is a very festive card.. I hope you're playing along with the Birthday bash and having fun.
 
Challenges:
Dragonfly journey #109 - hooray for birthdays
4 crafty chicks #385 - anything goes /opt. no blues 
My time to craft #362 - something new (birthday year)
Artistic inspirations #192 - anything goes 
A bit more time to craft #60 - anything goes 
Creatalicious #131 - anything goes
Digi choosday wk. 3 - anything goes

Monday, January 15, 2018

When it snows, you have two choices. - Creative with Stamps #22

Monday January 15, 2018
 
It's mid month so it's reminder time over at
If you don't have your max entries in there is still time to play along.. Theme is SNOWFLAKES 
Note: CWS challenges do not have many "Guidelines", but please read and follow the few we do have to be eligible to win.

As I mentioned when I posted my first card 1/1/18.. I have a bigillion snowflake stamps.. Well here are some more.. I used all of them in the Simon Says stamp set and sentiment on this card. I found this awesome designer paper that had a hint of snowflakes on it so I added these bigger ones and heat embossed them with some sparkly powder. I added some sequins to fill in some areas. I thought the sides needed something so I have some OLD red line tape and put it down the sides and gold heat embossed it.  Take a look at the creative dt members over at CWS for some more awesome inspiration.  
Challenges:
Love to scrap #105 - anything goes
AAA cards #106 - quote
4 crafty chicks #385 - anything goes /opt. no blues
Use your stuff #295 - monochromatic
Crafting from the heart #190 - anything goes 
Artistic inspirations #192 - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #60 - anything goes
Creatalicious #131 - anything goes

Day 3 Catch the bug Birthday Bash

Monday January 15, 2018
 
It's Day 3 of our 8th Birthday Bash at Catch the bug..
 
Monday it's ABC.. Anything But a Card..
 
Create something that you'd use for a birthday party that's not a card.
Our theme is Birds, Butterflies and Birthday Wishes
 

 
I decided to make a birthday Banner.. You could hang this in the window.. between two poles or fireplace mantle.
I used Silhouette Butterfly and Cherry cupcake images.. The birthday circle sentiment is from Tech. Tuesday and I used Stampin up ink. I colored the images with Prismacolor  pencils..  went over the icing with Wink of Stella glitter pen. I used Your next stamp banner die and punched holes in the top and strung ribbon threw the holes so it can be hung. I went around the edges with Quick Quote chalk ink. 
 

Challenges:
QKR stampede #278 - anything goes
Crafty catz #399 - anything goes/opt. for ladies 
My time to craft #362 - something new (birthday party year)
Creatalicious #131 - anything goes
 

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Happy Birthday - Always Happy Birthday #1

Monday January 15, 2018
Mid month reminder for the
You can play 4 times a month and
 the theme is Pink background base and happy birthday..
 
 
I took Simon Says stamps and gray ink and stamped all over the background. I then embossed the gray paper and used SS balloon die and cut it out. I went over the circles that are indented with Spectrum Noir sparkle pen. I sent around the card base edge with Ranger ink. I used SS heart die and scraps and added them to the card.

Challenges:
Dragonfly journey #109 - hooray for birthdays
4 crafty chicks #385 - anything goes /opt. no blues
Allsorts wk. 450 - no pattern paper
My time to craft #362 - something new (birthday year)
Crafting from the heart #190 - anything goes 
Artistic inspirations #192 - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #60 - anything goes
Creatalicious #131 - anything goes

Day 2 Catch the bug Birthday Bash

Sunday January 14, 2018
 
Day 2 of the Catch the bug 8th Birthday Bash at Catch the bug..
 
Today we have a SKETCH for you.. It's very simple so should take no time at all to do and enter on our challenge.
 


This is the sketch. .. Our theme is Birds, Butterflies and Birthday Wishes
 
This is my take on the sketch.. I embossed the black background with a birthday embossing folder it's really hard to see but it's has birthday wishes all over it.. I then found some nice bright designer paper and cut the strip and using my corner chomper rounded the corners. I used color pencils and colored the Birthday Bird 02  I then went around the image with a sharpie so it had a nice black line around the image. I used My Favorite Things circle stitch die and added it to the DP strip. I added a Hero Arts sentiment  I love the rich colors. I am really liking the Prismacolored pencil look.  

Challenges:
Dragonfly journey #109 - hooray for birthdays
Simon Wednesday - pattern paper
4 crafty chicks #385 - anything goes /opt. no blues
Crafty catz #399 - anything goes/opt. for ladies
Polkadoodles wk. 2 - anything goes
Color crazy wk. 2 - anything goes 
Crazy 4 challenges #417 - duck/turkey/chicken/bird etc.
My time to craft #362 - something new (birthday year)

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Smile - I'm thinking of you today - Billie and Monika challenge

Saturday January 13, 2018
 
Well Monika of Creative with Monika and I are back again with another challenge between the two of us.. I got to chose the challenge this month.. for this card.. Well I love water color backgrounds and so I chose
 water color background, die sentiment with a stamped sentiment.. Nothing else. . Lets see if Monika stuck with the theme... LOL  Her cards are always awesome and I was / am trying to get her to make a card like I would.. hence the challenge. (next month I have to follow her rules..) 
I used Ranger Oxide inks as water color and smooshed and dried and smooshed more and dried and smooshed till I got what I wanted and adding some perfect pearls to the last smoosh.  I then die cut the My favorite things smile three times and layered them. I then heat embossed the gray strip with the rest of the sentiment. I used the same gray for the background behind the water color.   So this is my card.. now if you can please head over to Monika's blog and see her card.. she is 9 hours ahead of me but hers should be posted.
 
Challenges:
Love to scrap #105 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 316-317 - anything goes
Crafty creations #358 - anything goes
Creative moments #134 - anything goes/opt. new
4 crafty chicks #385 - anything goes /opt. no blues
Allsorts wk. 450 - no pattern paper
Artistic inspirations #192 - anything goes

Day 1 Catch the bug Birthday Bash

Saturday January 13, 2018
 
Welcome to Day 1 of  Catch the bug 8th Birthday Bash..
 
We have a fun filled week of challenges and our theme is
Birds, Butterflies and Birthday Wishes..
So make sure you use one of the themes and a birthday sentiment.
 
Our first challenge is BOLD & BRIGHT BIRTHDAY WISHES
 
 
So this is really bold and bright card.. It is way out of my colors for brightness. I am usually dimmer on colors. But I like this and my hubby really loved it..  This image is called Cherry Bird   I took the bright yellow and my flower embossing folder and created the background. I then used My Favorite Things stitch die to cut out the teal and bird. I colored the image with copics and went over the butterfly and birds eyes with Wink of Stella glitter pen. For the sentiment which is from Simon Says. I stamped it and I didn't have an arch die so I used a couple of circle dies to get the curves.. I went around the edges with Quick Quote chalk ink.  I hope you are inspired and take a look at the design teams creations or more inspiration.

Challenges:
Dragonfly journey #109 - hooray for birthdays
Artistic inspirations #192 - anything goes
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Through the craft-room doors - anything goes
Creative moments #134 - anything goes/opt. new
Fab 'n' funky #376 - happy
Brown sugar #274 - birthday
QKR stampede #278 - anything goes
Crafty catz #399 - anything goes/opt. for ladies 
Polkadoodles wk. 2 - anything goes
Allsorts wk. 450 - no pattern paper
Crazy 4 challenges #417 - duck/turkey/chicken/bird etc.
Sweet stampin - lots of layers
My time to craft #362 - something new (birthday year)