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Monday, September 17, 2018

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #218 Autumn Colours



Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #218

Maike is hosting challenge #218 Autumn Colours. As usual, anything you care to enter is fine, a card, a scrapbook layout,  mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it meets the Autumn Colours theme.

Do come and join the fun, and share your  Autumn colours with us.

My card is for a grandson's  September Birthday and was designed with him in mind. All of it is made with leftover scraps of paper from a previous project.  The butterfly, the fancy circle beneath it and the orange leaf are from my stash.

Other:
Dies- Spellbinders (the sentiment circles, the Cattails), border die
Sentiment: Stampin'Up "Party Pants"

Challenges:
1. A Bit More Time to Craft: Challenge #76 Anything Goes
2. The Crafter's Cafe #204 Your Choice Autumn and/or Spring
3. Crafts Galore Encore September Anything Goes #55
4. Daisy Chain Challenge #23 - Birthday
5. Eclectic Ellapu September Challenge: Anything Goes
6. Fabrika Fantasy:#24 Autumn
7. Happy Little Stampers: September Anything Goes with Dies
8. Not Just Cards Challenge: September challenge Anything Goes

Monday, September 3, 2018

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge # 217 All Creatures Great and Small


Welcome back to Crafty Cardmakers Challenges! Today's challenge is  #217 All Creatures Great and Small, all animals, and insects in the kingdom are acceptable. The creature you choose must be the focal point of the creation.  Marg is hosting challenge #217.

Looking forward to seeing all your wonderful creations!

Image: The Stamping Bazaar's digital stamp  'Josie in a Hat'.
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers
Flower: Recollections Flowers from Michaels
 Die Cuts: the leaves and  border

Challenges:
1. Bugaboo -Anything Goes Challenge:
2. Crafty Friends: #91 Animal/Birds
3. 2 Crafty Critters Sept. Challenge
4. Crafty Animals Challenge 3 ATG
5. QKR Stampede Challenge #311 ATG
6. Show us your Pussycats #33 Furrything Goes
7. Kitty Bee Designs#126 ATG/optional animals

Friday, July 27, 2018

Bugaboo Christmas in July - Day 7 - Photo Challenge


Today is Day 7 of the 2018 Christmas in July Bugaboo Challenge. The theme for Day 7 is  a Photo Challenge.  See here for all the details.

 I choose Bugaboo's  current ( July 27,2018) Friday Freebie as my image   and coloured it  with Prismacolor Markers. I used Copics for the flesh tones. My wonderful background paper is from a paper pack I bought at Michael's  (  Cardstock  Carton- Marble).   The background to the Santa image was  hand sponged to give the appearance of sky,ocean and sand. I added some rhinestone for added interest.

Thanks Bugaboo for another wonderful week long Christmas Challenge!!

Challenges.
1. Catch the Bug  Christmas in July - Day 7- Photo challenge
2. Crimbo Crackers: Challenge 163 - Anything Goes
3. Little Miss Muffet Challenge#194- Anything Goes
4. Sasayaki Glitter  Stamps  July Challenge - Christmas in July
5. The House that Stamps  Built - Anything Goes-Repeat Impressions ATG- J2518 
6. Mod SquadChallenge-Christmas in July
7. Creative Moments Challenge #149 Anything Goes

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Bugaboo Christmas in July 2018-Day 6 Colour Challenge



Today is Day 6 of the 2018 Christmas in July Bugaboo Challenge. The theme for Day 6 is  a Color Challenge.  See here for all the details.

 I choose Bugaboo's Winter - Birds Snowman for my image  and coloured it  with Prismacolor Markers.  There are five colours to the challenge and I tried to match the  colours I had to the ones on display at the Catch the Bug site. They  might not match what you see on your screen, but they look like what my monitor showed. It is an old computer so who knows.

 I followed a  Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge for my layout. The two diagonal  corner decorations are from Spellbinders  'Ironwork Accents' die cut set. The large snowflake die was a gift and I  do not know the brand. The sentiment is from a Gina K Design stamp kit titled 'blessed is the season' The embossing folder for the white background layer is  Stampin' Up's 'Decorative Dots'.

A top Three pick at Sweet Sketch Wednesday

Challenges:
1. Catch the Bug Christmas in July - Day 6- Color Challenge:
2. Sweet Sketch Wednesday:Sketch #141  Made Top Three
3. Crafty Sentiments Designs:Anything Goes
4. Aud Sentiments : #208 Christmas in July + a Sentiment
5. Back to Basics and Beyond: Challenge #8 Use an Embossing Folder
6. Fab 'n' Funky: #404 Christmas in July
7. Mod Squad Challenge  Christmas in July


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Bugaboo Christmas In July 2018 Day 5 Make it Funny



Today is day 5 of  Bugaboo's  annual Christmas in July  Challenge . The theme for Day 5 is Photo Inspiration Make it Funny.  If you can, go over to Bugaboo's  Catch the Bug challenge and join in the fun.


I was inspired by the humour of the photo sentiment and decided to concentrate on making  a card with a funny saying. I choose Bugaboo's Snow Friends for my image  and coloured it  with Prismacolor Markers. I added stickles to the hat and snow and it came out more two toned than I had intended. I thought it would be more silvery.I did not have time to re-do so yes indeed, I have 'yellow' snow, yikes. The sentiment came from an online search and was created on word. I was looking for humorous snow quotes or some such, The dies  are: Spellbinders Lattice Rectangles.

Have a great day!

  card was showcased at Die Cutting Divas

Challenges:
1, Catch the Bug Christmas Challenge  Day 5 Make a Humorous  Project
2. Die Cutting Divas #379 - Christmas in July Showcased
3. Christmas with the Cuties:  #18 Add Some Sparkle (I used Stickles)
4. The Merry ChristmasChallenge: July 15 - Aug. 14 Challenge
5. Artistic Inspirations: Challenge #205

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Bugaboo Christmas in July 2018 Day4 Bingo

Here we are  at Day 4 of Bugaboo's  annual Christmas in July   challenge  and it is a BINGO !  If you can, go over to Bugaboo's  Catch the Bug challenge and join in the fun. 
My card was created using  the diagonal line of Sparkle, Bugaboo Image, and Bling or Pearls'.
I choose the wonderful Bugaboo Christmas image titled 3 Square Tree, coloured the tree with Copics  , decorated the tree with pearls (thanks Dawn for the pearls and thanks for the gorgeous green background paper, those stars are amazing ) and  sparkled the star and  image snowflakes with Stickles.  Finished the card with die cut Snowflakes and a couple of wee buttons.

Challenges:
1.Catch the Bug Challenge Christmas in July Bingo Challenge
2. Christmas Crafts All Year Round:  Have a Tree on your Project
3. The twelve Months of Christmas Link Up #43 Anything Goes
4. Ike's World : #110 +Winner+Freebie: Anything Goes/Christmas in July
5. The Holy and the Ivy Christmas Challenge #32 Anything Christmas Goes Goes
6. Paper Craft Challenge:#16 Christmas in July



Monday, July 23, 2018

Bugaboo's Christmas in July Day 3 - Make a Gift or Gift Holder





Today is day 3 of Bugaboo's  -Catch the Bug annual Christmas in July challenge. The theme for day 3 is "Make a Gift or Gift Holder' . I used a sturdy paper bag from Lenscrafter's , covered their name with   golden zig zag fancy paper, and decorated the bag with a left over handmade bow from last Christmas. I coloured a Bugaboo image titled  'Sonbonnet Christmas Stuff'  with Prismacolor markers , attached it to a  used tag that had a gold sparkled surface,  and tied it to the Christmas bow.  Thinking maybe it did not appear to reflect the 'Baby it's cold Outside' theme, I attached three snowflakes to the front and several on the backside of the tag. Hope this works.

Challenges:
1.Catch the Bug-Christmas in July  Day 3 Make a Gift or Gift Holder.
2. 613 Avenue Create: Challenge#211 Anything Goes/optional twist  create your own designer paper. (did not use the optional twist)
3. Angie's Digital Stamps CH. #22 AG/No Twist
4. International Art & Soul #38 Christmas Traditions (gift giving)
5. The Corrosive Challenge:#7 July 'Anything Goes'
6. The Crafter's Challenge:#7 Anything Goes with an Option of Christmas in July
7. Winter Wonderland: Christmas Gifts (or something to hold a gift): 
8. The Holly and the Ivy Christmas Challenge: #32 Anything Goes