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 to give someone a just because gift 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.

Won #2 in Top Three at C.R.A.F.T
Won Outlaws Paper A La Mode
Won Top Three at Artnymiran

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!

Won top three placement at Creatalicious Challenge

  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

Monday, November 21, 2016

Thanksgiving Gable Boxes

Today is Monday and that means it is Anything But a Card Day at the Catch the Bug blog. To see some wonderful projects from the DT go there and enjoy.

These are the Gable Boxes I made for a grand niece and nephew for Thanksgiving , I filled each with a little treat and a very  tiny toy.    The cardstock is Stampin' Up's, the image is Bugaboo's Autumn Critter Stack 02 and I coloured them with Prismacolor markers. The decor on top was a dollar store purchase. Instructions on how to make Gable boxes are everywhere on the Internet e.g.:  Splitcoaststampers and are an easy and fun little gift container for any occasion.

Won a  Top Three placement at Brown Sugar Challenge #225
Won Digidesign Harvest Happenings/Thanksgiving/Thanks challenge

1. Crafty Calendar:November Challenge'Autumn Colours'
2. Digidesign  Harvest happenings//Thanksgiving/ThanksChallenge: 
3. Scrappers Delight"#61 Anything Goes
4. PencilCase:WK33 Anything Goes Colouring Craft Challenge
5 .Brown Sugar Challenge #225 Anything Goes
6. Crafting with Friends:#32 ATG
7 .Creative Corner Challenge: Team Jess - Anything Goes
8. Creative Fingers Challenge:#120 ATG

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Bugaboo Boy Sitting

  November 19, 2016
The Saturday Challenge  at Bugaboo's 'Catch the Bug' blog site is ' BINGO'.  I choose the top line 'Brown, Ribbon and Bugaboo'  as my' bingo' line. 

The  image is the  wonderful Bugaboo digi titled BUGAKVBSITDOG or akv boy sitter with dog .  The fence is  a die cut from Heartfelt Creations called Garden Romance and the tag is from a Spellbinders 'Back to Basic Tags' die set. The embossed background was created using Stampin' UP's 'Lucky Stars' embossing folder. Ribbon and the burlap  strip from stash.

Come join the fun!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Bugaboo Christmas Troll- Warm Winter Wishes

                                                   New Releases!
New Release day  for Bugaboo Stamps  and here is a sassy little troll with a candy cane!  She can be found under the title 'BUGXMASTROLL or "Christmas Troll" on  their web  site.

 For all the lovely DT projects using this wonderful stamp go to the Catch the Bug site .

I printed her twice, coloured her face/hair twice so I could layer one over the other for a dimensional look. I also made the right bottom sentiment and left top  corner set  dimensional by using foam mounts to adhere them. The sentiment (Warm Winter Wishes) came from a Bugaboo Christmas set  I won last July and is not sold separately.
Other: coloured with copics and some Prisma Markers,  Spellbinders  'Gold Corner Set One' for top left corner decoration ,Stampin' Up's Big Shot Sizzix embossing folder for background.

Won Random Pick for Di's Digi Designs-Hand Coloured Image

1.Christmas Card Challenge: #48
2. Digidesigns: Hand Coloured image
3. Creative Fingers:  #120Anything Goes
4. C.R.A.F.T #389 10th of November - Winter
5. ABC Christmas Challenge: W for Wishes
6. Craft Your Passion:#338 Always Anything Goes

Monday, November 14, 2016

Crafty Cardmakers - Embossing

Heat embossed front of card
Dry Embossed background

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #177 - Embossing Dry or Heat
New challenge and such a fun one, you get to use an old technique and one of my favourites - embossing. I stamped my background with an old Stampin' Up background rubber stamp and heat embossed it. Then using designer paper I added a die cut circle upon which I placed a Michael's Burlap flower. I added some twine, a tag and was done. Pretty easy and I quite like it. The tag was from a paper stack and I added the ribbon and the flower for some well needed punch.
 Note: I did   dry emboss the first layer of the card upon which I placed the heat embossed front layer as it looked too plain.

1.Come and Get it Challenge : Ribbon or Twine
2. artbymiran challenge #71: Anything Goes
3. Brown Sugar Challenge: ##224 Anything Goes
4. Crafting with Friends:  #31 Anything Goes
5. Morgans Art World: #23 Use an item from your stash The flower, the semi circle it is on, the flower and twine - all from old stash
 6.4 Crafty Chicks: #324  Vintage
7. Perfectly Created Chaos #5 Heat Embossing

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Catch the Bug - Theme Challenge-Going in Circles

 Saturday's 'Catch the Bug' challenge is  'Theme -  'going in circles'. I choose for my card the wonderful Bugaboo image 'Snowman 001' which comes in  coloured and uncoloured versions. I printed out both versions, used the coloured one, added an earmuff from the non coloured version  (which I coloured myself) and added the extras. Done deal..

I did the usual routine, design, put together the card, take pictures, edit and post to the blog in draft . To my dismay I then noticed the sentiment I had added wasn't on the card or in the picture.  Poor craftsmanship I know. I found it on the floor , added it to the card  and took some more photo's . So now I have two versions in digital land. Will go with the one with the sentiment  , though I like both versions. Haha

1. Crafty Catz:#346 Anything Goes
2. Christmas at Sweet Stampers: Anything Christmas Goes
3. Simply Papercraft: Challenge 40 Always Anything Goes
4. Aud Sentiments#168Anything Goes + sentiment
5. C.R.A.F.T Challenge #389- Winter

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Bugaboo New Release - Elf

It is Tuesday and that means 'New Release' day at Bugaboo's  'Catch the Bug challenge blog'. The release this week is this adorable  elf (Bugelf003). I coloured him with PrismaColor  Markers and his face with Copics. I printed him out twice and made the large front ornament and his elf shoes dimensional. I added some 'Stickles' to the hat trim for some sparkle.  He is just too cute! The Merry Christmas is an Elizabeth Craft Designs die called '745- Merry Christmas'. and the bottom banners are from a Stampin Up punch. The green background is embossed with Cuttlebug's 'Swiss Dots'.  Go here to see all the fabulous  DT versions of  BUGELF003 - Elf003 projects.

Won Outlaws Greetings


Saturday, November 5, 2016

Bugaboo ATG - Snowman and Birds

Bugaboo's 'Catch the Bug'  Anything Goes  November Challenge.
The first Saturday of the month is ATG and I choose the stamp 'Snowman and  Birds'. Isn't it delightful!  I made the snowman's hat, scarf and the wee bird (on top the hat) dimensional. I coloured the image with Prismacolor markers and used Stampin' Up's Banners Framelits Dies for the image frames  (the red, black and white backing). This was then adhered to a 'tag' card base. I added a bow and  black ribbon to finish it off. The sentiment is Stampin' Up's with a punched out oval frame.

I am having way too much fun with these Bugaboo images!

Was a Top 5 pick over at Crafting with Friends

1. Brown Sugar Challenge #223 Anything Goes
2. Crafting with Friends #31  Anything Goes
3. Jo's Scrap Shack: FFC #163 Anything Goes
4. Simply Papercraft: #40 just for fun
5. Tag You're It Challenge#59
6. Winter Wonderland:Add Ribbon or Lace and/or Christmas Flowers

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Burst of Colour

Burst of Colour - New Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and the theme is 'burst of colour'. Drop by the blog and see all the fabulous cards  by the DT. Each one so beautiful. I choose colours related to an early fall scenario (ie; things are changing but vestiges of summer still remain).

Paper: Stampin Up
Stamp: Theresa Momber's Autumn Beauty (the yellow leaves)  Impression Obsession cover-a-card 'Distressed lines'
Ink: Wild Wasabi (background stamp)
Dies: Spellbinders 'Fleur de Lis Squares'; Joanna Sheen 'Signature Dies 'Ivy Corner; Heartfelt Creations 'Garden Romance'; Cuttlebug 'Hearts and Stamps' ;
Other; cut out circles:  top right of card  and center of yellow leaves., half pearls; Prisma Markers

1. Artistic Inspirations
: #166 Anything Goes
2.  Crafting from the Heart: #134 Anything Goes
3.  Craft Your Passions: # 336 Always Anything Goes
4.  Get Creative Challenge #51 Anything Goes
5.  Make My Monday: #33 Halloween or Autumn