Friday, July 28, 2017

the earth laughs in flower - Catch the bug - Free Friday

Friday July 28, 2017
 
Welcome to Catch the bug and Free Friday..
You can find the free image at the Bugaboo Store..
 
 
This is the cute image called M Moo Garden... I chose a Simple Stories designer paper with lots of flowers.. I wanted to keep with the brown theme also since the cow was brown. I added blue ribbon to the side.. I usually don't do bows cause I never like them but this said it needed it so I managed to create.. I actually tied the bow and added it to the taped down strip of ribbon.. I cheated but this way the bow lays how I want it to lay and not all wonkie..
I used MFT circle die and the sentiment is from PTI.. I used my cloud template for the background. Colored the image with copics and added SU punched flowers and finished the flowers with half pearls in the center.

Challenges:
Cupcake inspirations #415 - in the garden
Come and get it - summer time
Stamping from the heart #169 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #184 - anything goes
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
House that stamps built #J2617 - anything goes
Creative moments #123 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 292-293 - anything goes
Cute card Thursday #488 - anything goes
Crafty girls creations #38 - anything goes



Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Happy Trails to you - Aud Sentiments #185

Thursday July 27-August 7, 2017
 
Welcome to another two week challenge at
 
Our theme this time is quite different.. We always say add sentiment to the front.. well this time it's
NO SENTIMENT ON FRONT - ONLY ON INSIDE...
 
 
You know how hard it is to make a card and not put a sentiment on the front when you are always suppose to have one on the front or at least inside - but I NEVER put sentiments on the inside..  I know with the different DT's I am on I know the rules.. So this was a little different. Especially when I die cut the sign post.. but I saved it by adding an arrow.. I first took Ranger ink and created the background from ground to clouds.. I spritzed with water and dried. I then used Taylored Expressions and added the trees with Stampin up green ink. I then die cut big bear/fire/sign post by Taylored Expressions and the smaller bear from Mama Elephant and arrow from My Favorite Things..I colored them with copics and added them to the front of the card. I then took the Happy Trails to you sentiment  and camper trailer and stamped it on a piece of scrap paper and die cut the camper and sentiment. I distressed the edges of the sentiment and colored in the camper and added to the inside of the card.. I added spectrum noir glitter pen to the fire and arrow.  I think this would be fun for someone going on a camping trip. 



Challenges:
Come and get it - summer time
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #169 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #184 - anything goes
Ooh la la #233 landscapes
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
House that stamps built #J2617 - anything goes
Creative moments #123 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 292-293 - anything goes
Crafty gals corner #133 - anything goes
Cute card Thursday #488 - anything goes
Crafty girls creations #38 - anything goes



Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Long time, no see - Paper Play Sketches

Wednesday July 26, 2017
 
Oh I am so excited. I am now on the design team at
Paper Play Sketches.
I've wanted to be on a sketch DT for quite awhile. I used to be on Unscripted Sketches until they folded.. I love using sketches and color challenges. Thank you PPS for letting me join : ) 
 
 


This is the card I made with the above color challenge. I can see with my computer the bottom color looks more fuchsia .. Hum.

Well this is my card. I did a technique that Jennifer McGuire did awhile back where she painted on water color paper and then used plastic wrap and laid it over the wet painted paper. You just kinda scrunch the plastic wrap. I did it in little folds across the water color paper. You set it aside and let it dry. So I took my Kuretake paints and plastic wrap and this is what I created.

I thought it looks like a great Africa scene so I used My Favorite tree die and the tree greenery is from one of my old Gellli plate creations. The trunk I just used brown paper and I added the wood grain with Paper Trey Ink wood stamp.
I stamped and die cut the giraffes, greenery and colored them with Zig water markers. I stamped the sentiment also from My Favorite Things on teal paper and used the My Favorite Things banner die.
I am loving the way the background came out. If you haven't tried this technique you need to.  You will love what happens. 

Challenges:
Crafty catz #380 - party time/anything goes
Come and get it - summer time
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
Stamping from the heart #169 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #184 - anything goes
Ooh la la #233 landscapes
City crafters wk. 372 - something beginning with "S" (sunset)
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
House that stamps built #J2617 - anything goes
Creative moments #123 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 292-293 - anything goes
Crafty gals corner #133 - anything goes

Friday, July 21, 2017

Day 7 - Christmas in July - Catch the bug

Friday July 21, 2017
 
 Day 7 - Christmas in July - Catch the bug
 
 We have a fun image for you to use for todays challenge.  You can find the Free Friday on the Catch the bug blog. It's the last of the Christmas in July week long fun filled challenge. I sure hope you had fun. It's awesome seeing so many great entries.

The recipe for this challenges is..
BLACK... WHITE OR KRAFT... POP OF COLOR... AND SPARKLE

I did the BLACK, the WHITE is what the image is on and the POP OF COLOR is the pink.. I added SPARKLE on the snowflakes and snow on the ground.

I used Lil inker stitch die cut and My Favorite Things stitched die cut. I colored the image with copics and added white gel pen dots. I used Simon Says sentiment. Nuvo drops in glitter silver is what I used for the snowflakes and ground snow.

 
Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #183 - anything goes/opt. summer colors
Deep ocean #159 - Christmas in July
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas #342 - anything goes/opt. die cut
Dragonfly journeys #96 - Christmas in July
A bit more time to craft #48 - anything goes
Cardz 4 guys #174 - Christmas in July
(Pin)spirational #195 - Christmas
Word art Wednesday wk. 292-293 - anything goes
Crafty gals corner #132 - Christmas
Simon work it Wednesday July - add sparkle (glitter)
Color crazy wk. 29 - anything goes
Crafty catz #380 - party time/anything goes
 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Day 6 - Christmas in July - Catch the bug

Thursday July 20, 2017
 
 Day 6 of Christmas in July at Catch the bug
 
It's Oldie but Goodie for us.. but you just need to follow the photo below to give you inspiration for your card..
 
 
These colors are right up my mom's alley.. She loved to use the fun pastels. I miss her so much. Christmas was a special time of the year for her. She would have a couple Christmas trees all set up beautifully and the house decorated. It was a special time..
 
Well on to my card.. I am using Bug Elf..  You can find in the Bugaboo store. I used a lot of the colors in the photo and added the strip behind the image that have some of those colors. the card stock is a shiny silver but it's hard to tell. I used copics, glitter and Nuvo drops and Spectrum Noir glitter pen. The stitch die is My Favorite Things.

 
Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #183 - anything goes/opt. summer colors
Deep ocean #159 - Christmas in July
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas #342 - anything goes/opt. die cut
Dragonfly journeys #96 - Christmas in July
A bit more time to craft #48 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #168 - anything goes
(Pin)spirational #195 - Christmas
Fab 'n' funky #360 - use a pattern paper
Word art Wednesday wk. 292-293 - anything goes
Crafty gals corner #132 - Christmas in July
Simon work it Wednesday July - add sparkle (glitter-glitter pen)
 


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Day 5 - Christmas in July - Catch the bug

Wednesday July 19, 2017
  
Day 5 - Christmas in July at Catch the bug
 
It's Humor Wednesday - Create a funny Christmas card. Use the photo below to give you inspiration. Make it funny
 
 
 
This is my card. I used Ornament Moose which you can find in the Bugaboo store.. I added some of the colors from the photo. I created the background using a Simon Says stamp and lightly colored the packages. With the Bugaboo image so colorful I wanted to keep the background soft.  I love the funny look on the moose face. I stamped a Paper Trey Ink sentiment in the little area. I added some Spectrum Noir glitter to the image. 
 
 
Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #183 - anything goes/opt. summer colors
Deep ocean #159 - Christmas in July
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas #342 - anything goes/opt. die cut
Pile it on #132 - primary colors and something beginning with "S" (snowflakes/stocking cap)
Dragonfly journeys #96 - Christmas in July
A bit more time to craft #48 - anything goes
Creative craft cottage #91 - Christmas in July
Crafting from the heart #168 - anything goes
Cardz 4 guys #174 - Christmas in July
(Pin)spirational #195 - Christmas
Color throw-down #452
Word art Wednesday wk. 292-293 - anything goes
Simon work it Wednesday July - add sparkle (glitter pen)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Day 4 - Christmas in July - Catch the bug

Tuesday July 18, 2017

for some reason my blog page is all messed up with these repeated posts??.. if anyone knows how to fix this PLEASE email me.. I don't know what to do... Thank you 
 
Day 4 of Christmas in July at Catch the bug..
 
It is also the New Release day at Bugaboo..

Our Tuesday theme is use the bingo card below ..easy peasy huh
 
 
 
This is the card I made using the new release Bear Stocking which can be found in the Bugaboo store.
Cute huh.. I also chose the first row going down. Sparkly, Sentiment, Embossing..
 
I embossed the background with the large dot embossing folder. I added the sparkly which is an awesome foil paper I did a wide strip and narrow strip and added to the side. I used Simon Says Christmas stamp and embossed in white and used my Stampin Up punch and added it to the bottom. I cut the image out with My favorite thing oval stitch die. The image is colored with copics and I used Wink of Stella and my Spectrum Noir glitter pen on different parts of the image.
 
I hope you play along with our Bingo Tuesday and cant wait to see what you created. So many awesome cards have been posted for our Christmas in July.
 
Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #183 - anything goes/opt. summer colors
Deep ocean #159 - Christmas in July
Crimbo crackers #136 - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas #342 - anything goes/opt. die cut
Sweet stampin - Christmas in July
Glitter n sparkle #248 - anything goes
Pile it on #132 - primary colors and something beginning with "S" (sock)
Dragonfly journeys #96 - Christmas in July
CCC creations #77 - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #48 - anything goes
Creative craft cottage #91 - Christmas in July
Cardz 4 guys #174 - Christmas in July
(Pin)spirational #195 - Christmas