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Monday, April 23, 2018

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #210 'Happy Birthday'


                         Crafty Cardmakers Challenge # 210 Happy Birthday April 23rd
                                                Lin is hosting this fortnights challenge.

Anything you care to enter is fine, a card, a scrap layout, a mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it matches  the theme.   Looking forward to seeing your makes!

I used an image from Beccy's Place titled Gnomes from my Garden and a tutorial of hers titled 'Stippled Shadows'.    Must admit I need to practice this as I have not quite got it right. However the inspiration of colours and shadowing  (to some degree) came from the tutorial. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Stampin' Up. The border die  was borrowed from a friend and the floral embellishment I believe is from Marianne Designs. The designer paper is from a paper pack 'Cardstock Carton - Bright Splash'. I totally love it.

Challenges.
1. Beccy's Place:  April Challenge Bingo (I used the vertical line of Die Cut, Masculine & Follow a Tutorial)
2. Crafty Sentiments Designs:  Only for Boys challenge
3. Digi Chooseday Crafting:  WK 16 ATG
4.  The Crafty Addicts Challenge: #47 ATG
5. The Paper Challenge: #335 A Birthday Card
6.  Inspiration Destination: ATG plus optional real stamp (did not do the optional)
7. Fan' n' Funky Challenge #390 Fantasy and Fairy Tails

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Catch the Bug Saturday BINGO Challenge April 21st, 2018


BINGO Challenge

Weekly Challenge!

Time for the monthly Bingo Challenge at "Catch the Bug Challenge' blog. I love BINGO challenges  and this is a fun one. I chose the vertical line of Die /Punch, Bugaboo Image and Ribbon and the  horizontal line of Die/Punch, Sentiment and texture.

I used an embossing folder -falling petals- to give texture to the white background. The die cuts  used were Die-namics Birthday Wishes & Balloons  and  a Cottage Cutz  SpookyFence die for the wiggly stripes on the right hand side of the card. The sentiment is by Stampin Up.

Challenges:
1.Digi Choosday Challenge: WK 16 ATG
2. Colour Crazy Craft Challenge:WK16 ATG
3. Aud Sentiments Challenges #201 Happy Birthday
4. Little MissMuffet challenge#187 ATG
5. Craftyaholics R Us#16 ATG
6. Crafty Creations: #364 ATG
7. Creative Moments: #141 ATG

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Catch the Bug Stella Says Sketch Challenge April 15th, 2018


                 Catch the Bug Challenge Blog - 'Stella Says Sketch' April 15th, 2018  SSS608.



 It is time again for Bugaboo's   Catch the Bug  sketch challenge, see above sketch. I chose an image   titled 'COOL CAT', but it is an older stamp and no longer available. I love it so much and it fits  the child this card will go to so I just had to use it. But  Bugaboo's stamps have so many other wonderful stamps,  take a look here

 I used a pin-wheel die for the embellishment.

Challenges entered:
1. Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 15 Anything Goes
2. Crafting with Friends: Challenge #65 Anything Goes
3. Crafty Cratz:Challenge 412 Anything Goes optional fav. colour combo's. I do love blue and brown
4. QKR Stampede #291 Anything Goes
5. Daring Cardmakers: Animal Antics

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Catch the Bug Saturday Theme Challenge April 14th, 2018



Weekly Challenge!




Catch the Bug Saturday Theme Challenge April 14th 2018 Rainbow/Unicorns 

This weeks Catch the Bug Saturday Theme Challenge is Rainbows/Unicorns, you can create a project with rainbows and unicorns,  one with just a rainbow , or one with just a unicorn.  You can also just use the colours of the rainbow if you so desire. Bugaboo has a digital stamp set called Unicorn Set  containing   a unicorn, a rainbow with clouds, and one cloud on it's own . This is the set I used for my card  (you can use whatever image you want, as many unicorns as you want etc.) . I cut out the unicorn and placed it over the rainbow/cloud  image  to make he/she appear to be sitting on it. Use your imagination and see what you can create  Please see the blog for all the details. The green circles were from a die and some from a punch. The flower was punched out from two different sized Marvy Punches and the sentiment was created on Word and printed out.

   Challenge
1.A Snowflakes Promise: #50 ATG
2. Creates and Makes: challenge 20 ATG
3. Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes Challenge April 10th - April16
4. Crafty Creations: #364 Anything Goes
5. Crafting with an Attitude: #38 Anything Goes
6. Challenge Up Your Life #89 Unicorns and/or Rainbows

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Catch the Bug Humor Me Wednesday April 11th, 2018

Humor Me Wednesday!
Today it is Humour Me Wednesday Day at the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog.  I thought I would give it a try (humour is not my best card making theme). and  used this wonderful image-Bugaboo's Peaches Car   to celebrate the April 8th Jumbo (elephant) day and the April 12th  Walk on Your Wild Side day. I did change the Walk to Ride just because it fit my image better. The Walk on Your Wild Side day  apparently means  to do something you would not normally do. I have a dear friend who just bought a bright green car and she totally loves it. It is about the same colour as my image and she will be getting this card.  Have no idea if this will encourage her  to celebrate this day in the future or not :0) ! As for the Jumbo Elephant  Day (it is already over for this year),  I think just celebrate these magnificent animals and if you can, support one of the many causes out there for them.
Either way I hope you enjoy the card and it gives you a smile!

Challenges:
1. Always Fun Challenge:#53 Anything Goes
2. Artistic Inspirations: #197 Anything Goes
3. Crafting from the Heart: #201 Anything Goes
4. The Cutie Pie Challenge: #122 Delightful Digi's
5. Get Creative Challenge: #68  No Pattern paper
6. Whoopsi  Daisy Digi Anything Goes with the option of flowers

Monday, April 9, 2018

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #209 Water


Crafty Cardmakers Challenge # 209 Water April 9th -15th

     Josephine is hosting this fortnights challenge.

Anything you care to enter is fine, a card, a scrap layout, a mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it matches  the theme.   Looking forward to seeing your makes!

I so love this image by Sheepski Designs. I coloured her with Copics using  E19 and  E15 for the umbrella,dress and shoes. The flesh tones were E11,E02 and E00. The purse and satchel were coloured with a mixture of Prismacolor Markers. The sentiment was typed into word, formatted and printed out. 

Challenges
1. Inspirational: #158  Rain Photo
2. Angie's Digital Stamps: ATG with an optional twist use buttons & bows (sorry I did not use the twist)
3. Addicted to CAS Challenge #133 Rain
4. Crafty Friends Challenge #81 Favourite Colours (I love brown of just about any shade and thought they would would work with the image)
5. Digi Designs Challenge; Hand Coloured image
6. Sisterhood of Snarky #107  U is for Umbrella
7. Stamping Sensations: April Challenge
8. Crafting with an Attitude: Challenge 38

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Catch the Bug Saturday Anything Goes Challenge April 7th,2018



Time for Bugaboo's   Catch the Bug  Anything Goes challenge. I decided to use this adorable image 'Brat Cupcake  Wagon'  for my card. The card will go  to one of my great grandchildren who turns three  shortly, time moves so fast does it not?  I used an old die from Spellbinders (Lacy Squares) for the image border. and  two  Marvey punches for the flowers. Added  some rhinestones as the flower centers, and a sentiment by Stampin' Up. I used Prismacolor Markers for the colouring. A simple but cute card for a three year old.  

Challenges entered:
1. Colour Crazy Craft Challenge: Week 14 ATG
2. Crafty Katz Crafty Challenge 411 ATG optional colours of spring
3. Creative Fingers Challenge #144 
4. Fussy and Fancy Challenge #209; add a sentiment
5. ~Jo's Scrap  Shack FFC 228 ATG
6. QKR Stampede:  #290 ATG

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Catch the bug Challenge Blog - 'Stella Says Sketch' April 1st, 2018


Catch the Bug Challenge Blog - 'Stella Says Sketch' April 1st, 2018  SSS607.
 

It is time again for Bugaboo's   Catch the Bug  sketch challenge, and a wonderful sketch it is. I chose an image   titled 'Charlie Birthday'.  I just love this goofy dog, isn't he a hoot. I used a Martha Stewart punch for the border strip and a  Stampin' Up  rubber stamp from their Party Pants  stamp set for the sentiment. I used a pin-wheel die for the embellishment rather than a flower as this will certainly be sent to young boy!

Made Top Three at Crafty Sentiments
Made Top 5 at QKR Stampede

Challenges entered:
1. Crafty Friends Challenge #80 Anything Goes
2. Crafting with Friends: Challenge 64 Anything Goes
3. Crafty Catz Challenge #410: Anything Goes
4. Crafty Sentiments Anything Goes challenge Made Top 3
5. Hiding in My Craft Room" #346 Freestyle (Anything Goes)
6. QKR #289 Anything Goes Made Top 5
7. 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #396 Crazy Eggs/ ATG