Saturday, March 31, 2018

Catch the Bug Saturday Recipe Challenge March 31, 2018

Catch the Bug Recipe Challenge March 31st,2018: 1 button,2 images,3 layers;

I have a die cut white button which is adhered to the 2nd layer of the card with a dimensional , two images ( BUGFUNNY PUP and BUGFUNNYPUP2) and three layers.(card base and a Top layer, lacy Square,and dimensional male dog that is the same layer as the button)

 I stamped both images and using  the Spellbinders die 'Lacy Squares'  cut out a square containing the  female dog. I coloured both images using Prismacolor markers.  I hand cut out the male dog image, positioned him beside the female and adhered  him using dimensional's.  He is on the same level as the button. The sentiment is a Stampin' Up stamp.  A quick and simple card.

1. Inspiration Destination: #147 ATG
2. The Crafty Addicts CHG #46 ATG optional 'all about mum'
3. Crafting From the Heart #200 ATG
4. A Snowflakes Promise #49 ATG
5. Digi Choosday Wk 13 ATG

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Die Cut/Punch Flower Accent Tutorial- Catch the Bug- March 28th 2018

It is tutorial day at the Catch the Bug Challenge  blog and  this is my contribution for this month. It is a short tutorial on how to create  a simple  flower to use as an embellishment.  Flowers can be created using various tools and this is my version using a die and a punch.

Materials Used

  • half pearl 
  • ink 
  • flower punch 
  • circle punch
  • flower die 
  • sponge
  • sicizzors
  • glue
  • ball stylus (optional) 

1. Create flower : die cut 2 flowers using a die of your choice.( I prefer a five petal one for this type of flower  and used the  Marianne Design LR0108 die for mine.)   Punch out a five petal flower and a 1/2 circle.

2. Scizzor Cut one of the die cut flowers to a smaller size so just the ends of the  larger flower can be seen when it is placed over the larger one.This die has a indentation   ( just below the  punched out  ovals on each petal)  that allows for a guideline of where to cut.

3. Sponge the edges of the  flower pieces.

 4. Adhere the largest petaled flower to the 1/2 inch circle for stabilization. (I use a glue pen) and use the ball stylus to give it some dimension.

5.   Use the ball stylus on the second flower  before attaching it to the largest flower. This gives it more dimension than if you  adhered it to the largest flower first (due to the circle stabilization).

 6. Repeat step  on the smallest flower and adhere the half pearl to the center.

You now have a flower to use as an embellishment. Just add some leaves or flourishes and you are ready to go! If desiring a flat flower delete the use of the ball stylus. If you would like the bottom layer more dimensional  delete the use of the stabilizing circle.

1. Crafting from the Heart Challenge #200 ATG
2. PIP Challenge 1912 ATG
3. Whoopsie Daisy Digi  ATG option of anything but Square
4. Through the Craftroom Door ATG
5. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper March 2018
6. Crafty Gals Challenge #162 ATG

Monday, March 26, 2018

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #208 Bunnies , Chicks or eggs

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #208 Bunnies, Chicks or Eggs
 March 26, 2018

Kim is hosting this fortnight's challenge ! 

Please head over to Crafty Cardmakers for all  the challenge details AND  take a peek at the lovely work of the multi talented Design Team!

This is the wedding card I made for a Grandson's wedding! I was not  sure if I should use  animals for a wedding couple as they might think  it is not mature enough or childish if you know what I mean.   I personally think they are adorable and so did they.

Card Details:
Stamp: Stampavie clear stamp- Vintage Bunnies
Sentiment: Whimsy Stamps ticket set
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers
Die Cuts: Marianne Designs: large butterfly, flower& leaves , flourish,  white&grey flowered circle frame:  Spellbinders Nestablilites  standard & scalloped circles;  Srampin Up's  Beautiful Wings   for the smallest butterfly
Punch: Martha Stewart- mid sized butterfly
Other: pearls, stickles, brad

Won  the draw a Delicious Doodles
Won a Top 5 Placement at Crafty Friends

1. Crafty Friends Challenge: #80 Anything GoesTop 05 Pick
2. A Perfect time to Craft: 1st March Open challenge #03
3. Delicious Doodles March 2018  Hare/Rabbit  Won

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Catch the Bug Saturday Photo Challenge March 24th,2018

Catch the Bug Saturday Challenge March 24th,2018 and theme this week is 'Photo'.

I used the green and pink colours of the photo and an image of a teapot that rreminded me of a fancy watering can. The image is Bugaboo's   sketchy floral teapot. The image was coloured with Prismacolor markers, the background is a die cut from Dee's Distinctively titled IME-044 Lattice 2, and the image frame is Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles. The wee butterfly was from a friends punch.

1. Aud Sentiments Challenge #199 Bingo + Sentiment (vertical line die cut,markers,fav. colour)

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Catch the Bug Challenge Blog New Release March 20,2018

New Releases!It is Tuesday and over at the "Catch the Bug" Challenge Blog that means it is new release day! The above card features a fabulous digital stamp called  "Thank You Tulip' and it can found  on  the Bugaboo blog site.   To view all the fabulous projects created by the talented DT  please visit   the Catch the Bug Blog site . You will not be disappointed.
Card Details
Size 5 1/4 x 4 1/4
Digital stamp Thank You Tulip 

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Catch the Bug Challenge 'Stella Says Sketch' March 18,2018

Stella Say Sketch time at the Catch the Bug Challenge blog and I have chosen this wonderful kitty as my image. She is just a darling! She can be found here at the Bugaboo Digi Stamp site and is titled Chibi Kitty.

Card details: paper pack Bazzill Basics patterned paper, Stampin' Up whisper white & soft suede paper, vellum  punched out butterflies- Martha Stewart,  image coloured  with Prismacolor markers,  sentiment unknown.
Stella Says Sketch Challenge
Challenges Entered:
1. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies CHG #12 Sponsored by Limited Runs
2. Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog March 1st 2018 #23
3. Crafty Animals Challenge: 12 Anything Goes
4. C.R.A.F.T Challenge 459 - March 15 -  Animals
5. Crafty Creations: #362 Anything Goes
6. Sunny Days Crafting:Challenge #11 K is for Kitten
7. Creative Moments Challenge 138 Anything Goes with optional twist Feminine  

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Catch the Bug Saturday Bingo Challenge March 17th, 2018

The challenge this Saturday over at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug Challenge is 'Bingo'.

I choose for my card the vertical line containing the requirements of a Bugaboo Image, Flower and Stripes.

I picked the image of the Sunbonnet lass  carrying a jar of strawberry jam for a specific reason.. My card  will be going to my sister who is our family and friend 's  jam lady. We all await eagerly for jam season and the gifts of love she gives us.
Stamp -  not currently available in store

1. A Bit More Time To Craft #64 Anything Goes
2. A perfect Time to Craft #03: Anything Goes
3. Create with TLC: March Anything Goes
4. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge March
5. Crafty Awesomeness March Challenge
6. Creative Craft Cottage:#105 Make it feminine 
7. Southern Girls Challenge Pop it Up with Team Trace:  (the bonnet, the flower and the strawberry are all popped up with 'Stampin' Up dimensionals}

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Catch the Bug Challenge Blog - Oldie But A Goodie Day-March 15 2018

Today is Oldie but a Goodie Day over at the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog. Just a fun day to use an older stamp one has and create a card with it. I decided it would be fun to do and found this digital stamp in my Bugaboo file. It tickled my funny bone and away I went. Hope you like!

Card Details
Stamp and Sentiment: Bugaboo's  JJ Housework - Cook
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers for hair and clothing. Skin  coloured with COPICS
Paper Stampin Up's
Other: Rhinestones red and grey

1. Crafty Creations #362: Anything Goes
2. Fab n' Funky Challenge: #385 Anything but a Square
3. The Crafty Addicts Challenge: #46 Anything Goes (Optional theme All about Mums)
4. A Snowflakes Promise#49 Anything Goes
5. Creates and Makes Challenge #19 Anything Goes

Monday, March 12, 2018

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #207 Go Green.

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #207 Go Green March 12, 2018

Judy is hosting this fortnight's challenge ! We want to see the major part of your project as green.

Please head over to Crafty Cardmakers for all  the challenge details AND  take a peek at the lovely work of the multi talented Design Team!

I used an image from Beccy's Place called Shabby Chic  Roses   Isn't it a beauty! I used the pre coloured version, added glue glitter and Stickles to the roses and made the  middle rose and the leaf just below it dimensional. The flower embellishments are from a garage sale grab bag.  I added three rhinestones as a final touch.

1. Crafting  With Friends #62 Anything Goes
2. Kitty Bees Designs: #113 In the Garden
3. Pattie's Creations #144 Lots of Green
4. Beccy's Place March Challenge
5. Simply Create too CHG 136 Use Green
6. Di's Digidesigns: Lots of Green

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Catch the Bug Saturday Challenge March 10th,2018

Catch the Bug Saturday Challenge March 10th,2018 -Natures Wonders - All Creatures Big and Small

When I read the theme of  Saturday's challenge I instantly thought of this digital Bugaboo stamp . The Stamp is Farm Critter Stack and can be found here!  Adorable!

Card details:
Image  Bugaboo's Farm Critter Stack,
Sentiment - Stampin' Up's
Colour medium - Prismacolor Markers
Die cuts: deckled rectangles,  scalloped circles, Tim Holtz  Thinlits 661184

1. Aud Sentiments #198 ATG + Sentiment
2. Creative Knockouts#235 Die Cuts/punches
3. Little Miss Muffet Challenge #184 ATG
4. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies #12 ATG
5. Crafty Animals: #12 ATG
6. Love to Craft Challenge: March ATG
7. Crafty Catz Challenge #407 Layer it Up  (I counted at least 7 layers)
8. QKR Stampede CHG # 286 ATG

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Catch the Bug Challenge NR March 6th 2018

New Releases!It is Tuesday and over at the "Catch the Bug" Challenge Blog that means it is new release day! The above card features a fabulous new digital stamp called  "MarchWord'! It can be found  on  the Bugaboo web site. 
 Please  go to the Catch the Bug site to view all the wonderful projects  using this stamp by the oh so talented DT. 

I wasn't sure at first what I could do with a March card as I had no female birthdays or special occasions for that month. I loved the image  and wanted to use it, so thought maybe it would make a lovely 'just because' card instead . I think my card turned out quite good and decided I will send it to one of my step-daughters. She is a big fan of anything purple or shades thereof.

Card Details
Size 5 1/4 x 5 1/4
Digital stamp 'BugMarchWord
Sentiment  rubber stamp  2002 Stampin' 
Flower and leaves die cuts

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Catch the Bug Challenge 'Stella Says Sketch' March 4th 2018

Stella Says Sketch March 4th,2018

Time for Bugaboo's   Catch the Bug  sketch challenge, and a wonderful sketch it is. My interpretation of the sketch is this  simple card using Bugaboo's  
 'Silhouette - Butterfly Flowers'. 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.

Challenges entered:
1. Aud Sentiments CHG #198 ATG + Sentiment
2. A Bit More Time to Craft: #63 ATG
3. The Creative Crafters: #1 ATG
4. Crafty Gals Corner #160 ATG
5. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper March CHG

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Catch the Bug Challenge Anything Goes March 3, 2018

I have the honour of being asked to be a Guest Designer for the months of March and April 2018 at   Catch the Bug Challenge Blog. It is a wonderful opportunity for me to use some of my favourite Bugaboo stamps and happy I am! This is my first card  and it is for the  March 3rd Saturday Challenge  'Anything Goes' .

Card Details
Image: Bugaboo's  Cat Love (BUGCATLOVE)
Dies: Large Flower  & Leaves - Memory Box 'Fabulous Phlox'
Punch: Small Flower and large Flower Center - Marvy
A Top Five Placement at QKR Stampede

6. QKR Stampede:#285 ATG  Top 5 Placement