Sunday, October 30, 2016

Stella Says Sketch - Punky Kidz Sitter Oct. 30th, 2016

Time for Bugaboo's 'Catch the Bug'  sketch challenge, and a wonderful sketch it is. My interpretation of the sketch is this  simple card made  easy by the wonderful image.   I coloured her with Prismacolor Markers. 

Stamp: Bugaboo's Punky Kidz Sitter ( digital)
Sentiment: Stampin' Up's  
Paper: Stampin' Up
Embossing Folder: Stampin' Up 'Fancy Fan'
Dies: Spellbinder's  Deckled Rectangles, Joanna Sheen Signature Dies - ivy corner (for the lone leaf)
Punch: Stampin' UP Modern Label Punch      
Other: green half pearls, two green brads, Prisma Color markers

Won a Top Three Pick from Brown Sugar Challenge

1. Crafty Friends Challenge #43 Anything Goes
2. MFP Stamp Shop Challenge #44
3. Outlawz Paper ala Mode - Anything Goes
4. Send a Smile for Kidz: Celebrations Cards
5. The Pencil Case:  Week 31 Anything Goes
6. Alphabet Challenge: R for Recipe - I used sentiment,digi stamp & embossing
7. Brown Sugar Challenge: #222 -  Birthday
8. Doing Life Monthly Challenge #4 ATG

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Catch the Bug 'Recipe Challenge'

Oct 29th, 2016 - The Saturday Challenge  at Bugaboo's 'Catch the Bug' blog site is ' RECIPE and the recipe is: 3 buttons, border & fall colours. I choose the wonderful Bugaboo image called  Autumn Critter Stack 01. Aren't these critters adorable!  The image comes in both a coloured and non-coloured version. I choose the coloured image for my card.  I added three buttons from my stash, a Memory Box border die called 'Grape Vine', a Spellbinders Grommet Tag  for the sentiment  and some falling leaves obtained from the  Signature Dies set  called 'Ivy Corner'. I dry embossed a portion of the brown background with Stampin Up's  Square Lattice embossing folder.


1. Aud Sentiments #167 Cute + Sentiment
2. Crafting with Attitude:Challenge #20
3. Creative Knockouts: #165 Something to Say
4. Crimbo Crackers: Challenge 118 Die Cuts
5. Hanna and Friends: #260 Halloween/Autumn
6. Julia Spiri Challenge Blog:#25 Anything Goes with a twist of    Tic Tac Toe
7. Little Miss Muffet Challenges: #149 Anything Goes
8. The Outlawz Challenges: Thursday Twist Anything Goes

Friday, October 28, 2016

Juggling Tiger

Outlaws Progressive Challenge October 2016; The image this month is this adorable little tiger image by Gerda Steiner Designs.  I made a little gift tag, coloured the image with Copics,added green embellishments for the circles and finished off with alphabet dies for the word 'hi'. I have entered this little fellow in the following challenges:
1. Digital Delights by Louby Lou:Delightful Challenge 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Thursday OBG Challenge - Stella 'Over the Hill'

 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 again. In my case I went way back to this wonderful image of 'Over the Hill' Stella. Gives me a giggle everytime I see it.  It must be the Halloween season  influence on my design because I showed it to a friend and she said "Oh a Halloween card". ''Nope" I said "but now that you mention it, I can see what you mean". We had a good laugh. So now I am thinking it would make  a wonderful October birthday card, who knew :O)!
Note: I am showing two version of the same card as I thought maybe the first was too plain.
Stamp; Bugaboo's  'Stella's Birthday 'Over the Hill'
Sentiment: same as above.
 Punches: Stampin Up 'Photo Corner' punch
Dies: assortment
Colouring: Prismacolor markers

 1. Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
2. Kraftin Kimmie Stamps: Anything Goes
3. Crafty Sentiments Design: Anything goes
4. Digi Choosday:#43 Anything Goes
5. Sunny day Crafting: #20 Anything Goes
6. Craft Your Passion: #335 Anything Goes
7. Dream Valley Challenges:  #143 One for the Girls

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Bugaboo Sun Kidz Daisy

Time for another Saturday challenge and this week  the challenge is a colour challenge.  For a view  of the delightful colors  see the  Bugaboo Stamps Saturday   'Catch the Bug 'challenge  here.  Gorgeous colours are they not! . This is my go at it. I love colour challenges, they stretch your creativity.  Have a wonderful day and hope you find time to join us in this fun challenge!

Card Details
Stamp: Bugaboo's Bugkiddaisy' digital stamp
Background stamp: Impression Obsession cover-a-card 'Distressed Lines'
Sentiment: Alphabet dies from a 'Tattered Lace' magazine
Dies: Spellbinders Deckled  Rectangles
Colour: PrismaColor Markers
Other: stick on Brads

1. Crafting with Dragonflies: Lets Go Floral
2. Crafty Friends Challenge:#43 Anything Goes
3. Brown Sugar Challenge: #221 Anything Goes
4. Crafting with Friends: #30 Team B -Moonflower digis
5. Creative Fingers: ##118

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Happy Halloween Sentiment- Bugaboo - NR

It is New Release  Day at Bugaboo Stamps and this is my card interpretation for their new adorable image called BUGHWEENSENT- Halloween Sentiment.. This wonderful image by Bugaboo Stamps is perfect for creating cards or projects for the younger 'trick & treaters'. It is not scary, just looks like fun and  both young and old can enjoy it.

You can check out the new release at Catch the Bug  and see other interpretations of this fab image. All new release images are 50% off for week of the new release. The little poem at the bottom right is not part of the set but a Rubbernecker (rubber)  stamp . The leaf accessory is an older rubber stamp from Stampin' Up called Autumn Splendor. I added a few more accessories  (ribbon & half pearls) to complete the card. The paper is all Stampin' UP.

If the verse is hard to read it is as follows (Rubberneck stamp):
 When black cats prowl
 and pumpkins flicker
 to get to the treats
 you must be quicker


Monday, October 17, 2016

Halloween Layout

#175 Things that go Bump in the Night: a new challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and  this time  we are asking for something Halloween. It does not have to be a card , it can be anything you want, just as long as it matches  the challenge theme. I choose to do a page  for my son's Halloween scrapbook. I decided quite a while ago to update his Halloween  scrapbook from  pictures pasted on some cardstock to something more  eye pleasing. In this case the only items retained from that page are the photo and the white ghost sentiment.. I am a little behind in this I must say!

The solid papers are Stampin' Up's and the Halloween paper is ??, (bought long ago and I cannot remember). The embellishments are also a happy  puzzle, all I know is the chipboard tag is from  a Graphics 45 tag package and the Halloween spider web border  is a Martha Stewart  punch ,

1.  Dragonfly Journeys - Challenge #77 -  Trick or Treat
2. One Stitch at a Time: #273 Anything Goes with  Halloween Colours
3. Crafty Calendar October Challenge - Halloween
4. Simply Create Too - Challenge #120 Halloween
5. Simply Papercraft: #38 Anything Goes

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Spider Web Happy Halloween


 The challenge this Saturday over at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug challenges is "BINGO". Always a favourite of mine, takes some of the stress out of deciding what to create :O)! Did try to make it masculine to some degree (not required for the Bugaboo challenge).

I chose the bottom line - Sentiment, Halloween Theme &, Button for my card.
The stamp is titled 'Silhouette - Happy Halloween Circle' and contains both the sentiment and the image and captures the essence of the theme.
Do come and join the fun, just go here.

Dies: CuttleBug- Provo Craft (large Bat), Memory Box Grapevine Border
Other: button with ribbon from stash , small silver rhinestones 
Paper: Stampin' Up

Monday, October 10, 2016

Bugaboo Anything But a Card - Halloween/Fall Trio

 ' Anything But a Card day at Bugaboo Stamp's 'Catch the Bug' Challenge' .   I spent Thanksgiving with  my two sisters and their families this year. First thanksgiving without my son  and second without my  late husband. . My son is  spending  this Thanksgiving with his wife's family. Only fair, I had him last year.We live in two different cities so may have passed him on highway lol!

These are just fun little name plates for the Thanksgiving Dinner, but the little ones enjoyed them. My sister asked that I make them so here they are. I used the following supplies:

Stamp: Bugaboo's Fall trio
Paper:  Stampin Up
Embossing Folder
Coloured with: Prismacolor Markers
Tags: 'Poppy Stamps 'Stitched Main Street Tags'
Dies. Stand Circle Dies -Spellbinders
other: Brown half pearls

1. Crafting with an Attitude: Challenge 20: Anything Goes
2. Crafty Girls Creations: Challenge #27 Anything Goes
3. Little Miss Muffet Challenge: Anything Goes
4 .Decorate to Celebrate: challenge 20 Anything Goes
5. Angie's Digital Stamps CH. #2 Anything Goes/Optional twist Halloween
6. Allsorts challenge : week 384 colours  of Autumn
7. Scrapper's Delight #60 Anything Goes
8. Sweet Stampin :Autumn

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness, is there anyone amongst us who has not dealt with breast cancer? It could have been your Grandmother, Mother, Aunt, cousin ,girlfriend or co-worker, even men can get  breast cancer. It is amongst us and it is a killer.  Be aware, be sure to have regular check ups! 

This Saturday's (Oct. 8th)  'Catch the Bug' challenge is Breast Cancer Awareness.  Hope to see you there!  

Stamp: Cover a Card rubber stamp used to add dots to the banners.
Digital Stamp & Sentiment: Bugaboo's  'Some Support - How You Holding Up'
Die Cuts:Stampin Up 'Banners', Spellbinders Circles and Scalloped Circles
Punch: Stampin Up border punch,  EK Success small flower punch
Other: thin pink ribbon and brown half pearls
Paper: Stampin Up  and the patterned paper from stash

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Bugaboo OBG- Card for Small Boy

Bugaboo  Stamps
Catch the Bug Challenge 'Oldie but a Goodie'

Time for the Thursday challenge 'OBG' over at Catch the Bug. I used their delightful digital stamp 'AKV Army Truck' which I think  is adorable. The recipient of this card had a great grandfather (recently passed) whose career was in the Canadian Armed Forces. I am sure he would have been delighted to see this card.

I kept the card pretty basic with just some twine and brown ribbon as accents. The sentiment is my own hand written one, and the  tag is from a MARVY punch.
I cut a cloud from  scrap paper to give the sky some interest. The image was coloured with pro markers and some copics. I used an embossing folder for the image background. called Seaside (Stampin UP Textured Impressions).

Won Crafting by Designs Challenge

1. Crafting by Designs: October Anything Goes
2. Creative Moments: challenge 103 Anything Goes
3. Inspiration Destination: #106 Anything Goes
4. Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: Wonderful Wednesday Anything Goes
5. Crafty Sentiments Designs: anything Goes
6. Sunny Day Crafting  Challenge: #17 Always Anything Goes
7. Artistic  Impressions: #164 Anything Goes
8. Crafting From the Heart: #130 Anything Goes

Monday, October 3, 2016

Old Guys Rule

Crafty Cardmakers new challenge for this  fortnight is 'Birthday'. You can create anything you like; card, tags, etc as long as it meets the challenge theme and you do NOT enter it into more than 15  other challenges. Have fun and create!

My choice was to create a card celebrating a 76th Birthday  with a wee bit of humour. The digital image is Old Buzzard from QKR Stampede and I coloured it with Prismacolor markers.  The sentiment was created in Word using the familiar Old Guys Rule saying. I added the twine, button, rhinestone and  brad as a finishing touch. The bare branch is a from a Memory Box  die titled 'Woodland Branch'.  Hope you like :O)!

Won QKR Stampede challenge

1. A Bit More Time to Craft: #29 Anything Goes
2. Crafts and Me Challenge: October Challenge
3.Crafts Galore Encore Challenge: Anything Goes October
4.Aud Sentiments: #165 Anything Goes plus sentiment
5. Creative Craft Cottage: #72 Anything Goes
6. CCC Digi Creations:#58 Anything Goes
7. QKR Stampede Challenge #211 Cut it Up (used my scissors and Spellbinger Circle die)
8. Oddball Art Stamps by Lizzy Love: Circles

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Bugaboo Pig Cupcakes

I am so delighted to be a guest designer for Bugaboo Stamps for the months of October, November and December 2016.   'Tis' happy I am - Yipee!

This is my first creation in this  role and my image of choice was Bugaboo's  'Pig and Cupcakes'. I find this little guy totally adorable.

I incorporated  'autumn' colours into my card because I am starting to gear up for the season.  I love early fall, but not so keen about late fall. That is when the leaves are gone, the plants have shriveled up and the 'frost' is on the pumpkins, nothing ahead but cold and shovelling. :O( 

The die cuts used were Spellbinders standard circles and their inverted square. The two embossing folders are Textured Impressions and the banner is from La la Land.

Please join us for the October 1st  'Anything Goes' challenge:

Won Draw at Crafty Girls Creations

1. Brown Sugar Challenge: Anything Goes
2. Crafting with Friends: #28 Anythig Goes
3. Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge Week 38 Anything Goes
4. Cardz4Galz: #32Fall (Autumn) colours
5. Creative Knockouts #161 Fall Di's Digi
6. Crafty Girls Creations:#26
7. Digital Delights by Louby Loo: #14