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!!

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

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

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.

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.

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

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Bugaboo's Christmas in July Day 2 - Sketch

Today is day 2 of  Bugaboo's  annual Christmas in July week long Challenge . The theme for Day 2 is 'Sketch'.  If you can, go over to Bugaboo's  Catch the Bug challenge and join in the fun,
they have fab prizes.

I choose this fun Poppi xmasSnowballs image, coloured him with Prismacolor Markers and gave him a layout as per sketch. I used left over pieces of designer paper for my  rectangles.
 and feeling 'adventurous'  decided to frame them with white cardstock. Have not done that for a long time!  The sentiment  was created using Word, not sure where the saying originated.

Enjoy your day.

1. Catch the Bug - Christmas in July Day 2Sketch
2. Crafters Castle - Challenge #7 ATG optional Christmas in July
3. Digi Designs Challenge Blog - Christmas in July Challenge
4. Brown Sugar: #280  July
5. C.R.A.F.T Challenge #477 19th of July Christmas
6. Crafting With An Attitude: #41Crimbo Crackers: #162 -Anything Goes Christmas or Festive
7. Creative Craft Cottage:#109 The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (Christmas)
8, Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper July Challenge

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Bugaboo's Christmas in July Day 1 Baby it's Cold Outside

Woo-Hoo , it is time for Bugaboo's  annual Christmas in July week long Challenge . The theme for Day 1 is 'Baby it's Cold Outside'. So much fun and the icing on the cake is one gets some Christmas cards made, win-win. If you can, go over to Bugaboo's  Catch the Bug challenge and join in the fun, I know I will be there.

I choose this fun Chibi Snowman image, coloured him with Prismacolor Markers, gave him a layered background in black & white and  embossed  the second layer with Stampin' Up's Textured Impressions  Square Lattice folder. The sentiment  was created using Word and framed with a  Spellbinders Shapeabilities  'Back to Basic Tags' die cut. Finished the card with die cut Snowflakes and a couple of wee buttons.

Featured Card at Jungle Bells

1. Catch the Bug - Christmas in July Day 1
2. Aud Sentiments: Christmas in July-Add a Sentiment
3. Creative Fingers Challenge 150 
4. Jingle Bells: All Bundled Up - three or more layers Featured Card( One of three)
5. Christmas at Sweet Stampin : July
6. Digi Doodles Studios Challenge Blog:  #7 Christmas in July
7. Crafty Gals Corner:  #170 - Christmas in July

Monday, July 16, 2018

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #216 Vacation or Holidays

                                      Julie is hosting today's challenge, Holidays/Vacation over at Crafty Cardmakers.

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it meets the Holidays/Vacation theme.  

This wonderful image of a girl in a beach chair is from All Dressed Up and titled Summer Time.  I coloured the flesh with Copics and the rest with Prismacolor Markers. The designer paper was from a paperpack bought at Michael's titled Razzle Dazzle. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up. I made the flowers from different sized punches.

1. Crafty Calendar Challenge: July Challenge: Totally Girly
2. Colour Crazy Craft: Week 28 Anything Goes
3. Crafting with Friends Challenge #71Anything Goes
4. Crafty Catz Challenge: #425 Anything Goes
5. Creative Fingers Challenge #150 July Anything Goes
6. Jo's Scrap Shack: FFC #242 Anything Goes
7. Polkadoodles Challenge Week 28 Anything Goes

Friday, July 6, 2018

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #215 -At Least Two Dies/Punches or One of Each

Birthday card for my grand nephew. Welcome to the family little guy!

Jackie is hosting today's challenge at Crafty Cardmakers, At least two dies/punches or one of each. As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it meets the challenge theme.

Card Details
Stamp: Mo Manning "Baby and Bunny" digital stamp
Dies: Spellbinders  Deckled Rectangles, Oval, Lattice Rectangles;  Heart Banner by La-La-land.
Paper. Stampin Up's
Other: embossing heart folder by Stampin Up, handmade blue bow