Sunday, December 4, 2016

Bugaboo Elf Card

Holiday Chaos day two and the challenge today is a 'Sketch' challenge!
I used a Bugaboo stamp called BUGELF001 , quite adorable.  and a new(to me) die  From Creative Impressions titled  'Striplet - Bevelled Glass' which I cut in half  to fit my card. I pasted it over a brown strip and left the bottom line open to the white embossed background.This is my interpretation to the scalloped edge shown in the sketch. The background was embossed with a Christmas embossing folder and the sentiments is from Stampin Up  and punched out with two Stampin Up  punches. The elf was coloured with Prismacolor Markers and the skin tone with copics. I added a bit of sparkle and the card was done.

Hope you take the time to join in the fun at 'Catch the Bug' See you tomorrow for Day 3.

1. 52 Christmas Card Throwdown: Use a Previous Challenge  I choose Fabioia (May 28) die and/or punch
2. Crafty Calendar:December Challenge - Christmas Time
3. Crafty Friends Challenge: #46 Merry Christmas
4. Crafty Halzelnuts Christmas:#310 Vintage or Anything Goes as long as it is Christmas
5. Digi Designs Challenge Blog: Traditional Christmas colors (red,green, white,gold, silver Any/or all
6. HIMCR #278 Christmas Colors

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Joy by Bugaboo

Holiday Chaos time at Bugaboo's   'Catch the Bug' Challenge Blog. This is a week of creating cards for the season, with a different theme for each day. Day one is All that Sparkles - Create something that Sparkles. I choose Christmas Words - Joy as my stamps of choice.

Drop by the 'Catch the Bug' Challenge blog and see all the delightful creations by the Bugaboo team, even better join the challenge for a chance to win some adorable stamps.

I used  die cuts for the trees but I do not know the brand, an embossing folder for the background and rhinestones for embellishments.

1. Crafting with an Attitude: #22 
2. Little Miss Muffet #12 Anything Goes
3. Moving Along with the Times: #34 Anything Goes with Christmas
4. Sasayaki Glitter Challenge December Christmas
5. Time Out Challenges:#71 Christmas with Optional Twist of Glitter/Shimmer

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Tutorial - Post-It Note Holder

Tutorial Wednesday at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug Challenge blog and it is my turn to give one, so here goes.    I was given this lovely post it note holder from a dear friend who for no reason, just because she wanted to, gave it to me. I treasure it  and  I thought what a nice thing give someone just for that same reason, so I decided to make one . I thought it would not be fair to copy her design (which I love) and went  with a  similar version of my own.  The main thing to remember is the insert must be THIN! The following are my specks.  
Inspiration by  J. Batty

                           Post-It- Note Holder
  • photo frame holder
  • paper cutter
  • cardstock
  • designer Paper
  • die
  • image    
  • double sided tape 
  • colouring tools
  • posit-it/sticky note pad

  •  obtain one  photo frame holder 6" x 4"- There are many to choose, this was my choice.

  1.  Cut a 6" x 4" piece of cardstock and a 5 3/4" x 3 3/4"  piece of designer paper 

      2.  Cut a 2 3/4' x 2 3/4 frame for the image from
                     I used a Spellbinders die cut  called
                     'Fleur de Lis Square' ,or use any die
                      of your choice with similar dimensions 

    3. Inner image   2" x 2"   
        I used Beautiful Blocks  -   Life   a Bugaboo image  
       You can use digital or rubber/clear stamps
  •  colouring  -  Prismacolor markers Spring Green, Leaf green and Chartreuse
   4.  adhere:  designer paper to the 6" x 4" cardstock,
        image to the die cut border, all to the designer  paper        

    5. Insert into the frame holder

   6. Adhere post-it note pad to outside of the frame holder

                                           You are Done!

1. Artistic Inspiration: #168 ATG
2. Crafting from the Heart: #138:Always ATG
3. Craft Your Passions:#340 ATG
4. Love to Scrap: #90 ATG
5. Love to Craft: #4November ATG
6. The Paper Nest Dolls:Challenge 11 ATG
7. Brown Sugar Challenge: #226 ATG

Monday, November 28, 2016

Gift Box

Challenge # 178  at Crafty Cardmakers - Anything but a Card. Please stop by to see all the fabulous creations  by my talented teamies and join in the fun with your own creations! My choice was  the following :

Gift Box and Money/Card Holder

Do you need something small to hold a gift certificate or money?,   I made this for a granddaughter to hold her gift , which is money, but wanted something special to hold it in.  Something to make the money more personal, and let her know some thought went into the gift. I love how it turned out! You can throw some treats into the box for an added touch. Every item I used was from my stash . I used Spellbinders  circle and  scalloped dies and  I think the paper was Stampin' Up.

1. Artbymiran Challenges:#72 Anything Goes ( No digitals stamps used - Santa is a dimensional    ornament and the deer is a stamp)
2. Jo's Scrap Shack: #166 Cut it up
3. Simply Papercraft: #41 Anything Goes
4 Christmas at Sweet Stampin: Anything (Christmas) Goes
5. Polkadoodles Week 46 Anything Goes
6. Outlawz: Paper A La Mode
7. C.R.A.F.T Challenge: #391 24th of November - Not a Card
8. Crafty Ribbons: #177 (must have ribbon)

Gift Tags

Today is Monday ' Anything But a Card' day at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug Challenge Blog and with  Christmas   drawing near,  I decided to create a  set of gift tags. They are somewhat larger than your ordinary gift tag and would work well hanging from a bag or adhered to a larger package.  I decided to  work with scraps of left over cardstock so  it was just a matter of deciding the colour themes and going for it. I store  left over paper/cardstock  from my different projects in see through bags , one for each colour group, so it was a matter of finding the right size paper to fit the circle dies.    Turned out  harder than I thought  and had a bit of a mismatch here matching the ribbon  to the colours I used,  but hey,  they  will head to the garbage after the opening anyway. It was fun and wished I had made more,but I am off to a different project  and this will have to do.

Stamp: Bugaboo digital  stamp 'Bugxmashedgie'
Colour medium: Copics
Dies: Spellbinders

1. Addicted to Stamps: #136 - die cuts and /or punches (I used die cuts )
2. Lacy Sunshine Color Your World: Anything Goes
3. Dragonfly Journeys: #80 Christmas Critters
4. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #46 Anything Goes
5. The Ribbon Girl:  November Use any Image
6. Allsorts:  Week 391 Anything Christmas
7. Imagine that:Creative Playground Monthly Challenge # 10, Christmas is Coming
8. My Shiri Crafts:#195Winter

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Outlawz Nov. - Special Delivery

This so cute image is the free image for the November Outlaws  Progressive Challenge provided you had participated in the last one. You can always buy it and join the challenge and receive a free stamp for the next months challenge. Too fun! The image is called 'Micemas Post' and is by Diane Carubis of Di's Digis. November is just about over so one would have to hurry, however  there is always December and another  new image.
Card was featured on Outlawz November 28th
1. Outlawz Progressive Challenge: November 2016
2. Addicted to Stamps: #136 use die cuts and/or punches  (i used snowflake die cuts and a circle die cut)
3. Christmas Card Challenge: #50 Anything Goes Christmas
4. Come and Get it Challenge: Baby it's Cold Outside
5. Dragonfly Journeys:#80 Christmas Critters (hope the Santa hat counts as dressed up)
6. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #46 Anything Goes
7. Allsorts Challenge: 391 Anything Christmas
8. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas: #308 Use a Sentiment

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Bugaboo - Scarlette - Wine

Oldie but a Goodie day at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug Challenge site. Always so much fun to find one of the older stamps and use it .  I choose this fun image called Frame it-Scarlette-Wine. She makes me smile just looking at her.  I coloured her with Prismacolor Markers, added a heart and a thin border, some brown half pearls and she was done. Fast and easy, I must try more of these Frame It type images.

Oldies But Goodies!

  1. Connie Can Crop #52: Pumpkin Spice - I used the Brown and Orange Colour combo - no pumpkins
  2. Creatalicious Challenge #103 Anything Goes with Optional Use a Sentiment
  3.  Paper Creator's Crafts: #53 Anything Goes
  4.  Pearly Sparkles Challenge#10 Anything Goes
  5. Petal Lu #26 Anything Goes
  6. Addicted to Stamps and More #221
  7. The Sisterhood of Crafters: Use Some Pearls