Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The VW Bug

The Volkswagen Bug 1970's version, what a car! My sister, myself  and a couple of friends rented one to  go home for Christmas way back when. Now winters in Canada are cold and this one was no exception. We had barely started out on our journey when we  discouvered to our great dismay the heater didn't work;  the longest three hour drive ever!! We shivered and shook the whole way. Coming back was a bit better as my Mum gave us blankets to wrap up in! But believe me it was COLD, especially for my sister who did the driving and couldn't completely  bundle up. The rest of us just had our noses sticking out:O)!

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge this week and the sketch (#254) is a beauty:
                             (turned the sketch around for my version)                                    

 Card Details:
Stamp: Doodle Pantry  digital stamp set  'Classic Bug and Gas Can'; Stampin' Up's  for the little butterfly with trail
Paper: misc. card stock and Stampin' Up's whisper white& soft suede
Colour Medium: used pre coloured image
Ink: Gumball Green by  Stampin Up
Die Cute: Spellbinders standard circle and scalloped circle;
Punches: Martha Steward for the  branches/leaves; Marvy for the daisy flowers, Stampin Up's corner punch
Other: green rhinestones ,little brown buttons

1. 613 Avenue Create: #76 Anything Goes (optional twist - subway art)- mine is =just 'anything goes'    
2. Ditzie Digi Designs: Anything Goes Week 6    
3. Fairytale Stampers:: Challenge 40- brown with colour ( I choose brown and green)
4. Scribble and Scrap Challenge #20 Always Anything Goes
5. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge-invitation to drop in at Beccy's place (entry #3)


  1. Fabulous take on the sketch, Glenda. Love the scallop edge and embellishments! Gorgeous monochromatic color scheme.

  2. Oh wow this little love bug is just so gorgeous in the beautiful greens.
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  3. Your story made me giggle ... what a terrible drive but GREAT memory! Such a cute card! Loving the colors.

  4. Glenda I had a yellow one. Oh the memories...your card is wonderful and I loved your story. Hugs joann

  5. A gorgeous card,lovely image and

  6. Gorgeous card Glenda my Nieces had one of these cars a few years back.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  7. Gorgeous card Glenda, such a great image and beautiful shades of green.
    hugs Sue xx

  8. This looks fab Glenda love the colour. Love the tale of when you hired the VW how different things were back then and what we used to have to put up with! Susan x

  9. What a car for the green as well...have joined your blog and invite you to join mine if you wish to and into my candy which is sponsored by three lovely artists...cheers, aNNie ♥
    The Journey is the Start

  10. LOVE all the green! What a fab card and the lower scallop is inspirational (hope I remember to give it a try)!

  11. Fabulous card as always Glenda, love the image and super colours.
    Janet xxx

  12. Wow was für ein wundervolles Werk. Ich bin begeistert.
    Hab lieben Dank für's mitmachen bei Fairytale Stampers
    GLG Tamesis

  13. Very cute image, great colors and great design!!!!

  14. Oh Glenda, what a funny story, although at the time is wasn't at all! I always love to see what you do with your cards girl! Your creativity just always amazes me!! Love the flowers and the added brown - great color combo. Love the little bling too! Always amazed!! =)
    Hugs, Sarah

  15. What a georgeous card! I love the VW Bug!!
    Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Stampers!

  16. Fabulous! Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  17. Glenda, love your "bug" and the story was a good one too...ahh, memories....we can laugh now, right!


  18. This month is use a stamp or digi and you did a great job! Thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Challenge. I hope you’ll join us in our next challenge.

    La-Vie B. – Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog DT
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  19. Love Love your card and all your added touches and bling. Loved yours and Carolyn's so much that I had to make one to. Love your little story too. I don't think those heaters every worked...I remember. I date a guy with a baby blue bug and that's as far as I will go with that story...haha

  20. tolle karte. ich liebe diesen vw-käfer!

    schöne, dass du bei den fairytale stmpers mitmachst.

    glg meggi

  21. Love the car Glenda AND the story! I can see you girls sitting in the car shivering, lol! The flowers and gems finish the card perfectly!

  22. Oh this is a fabolous design. LOve that green bug of a car and the shape and fold looks awsome. THanks for playing at Ditzie Digi Design and good luck. Hope to see you back sunday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Ditzie Digi Design xx

  23. Great card and color combo, I love that little VW and your coloring on it!!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Fairytale Stampers!
    Good luck :-)

    xx Karola xx

  24. What a great design and stamp. That image brings back so many memories. Those "bugs" could run forever (heater or not).