Monday, July 28, 2014

Thimble Bouquet


Good morning!  We are back from "Summer Break", at From the Heart Stamps, and I have a new card and sketch to share with you.  Along with the sketch, the "Twist" for the next 2 weeks is buttons; remember, you can do just the sketch, just the twist, or both!   Take a peek at the sketch:


I've colored the image with pencils and gone with a sewing motif.  The embossed background is pattern pieces and the "faux" buttons are die cut/embossed out of paper before poking holes and threading them with floss.

Image: From the Heart Stamps "Thimble Bouquet" Digital Image
Ink: Printer, Sakura Black Gel Pen
Paper: G.P. 110, SU! Bliss Blue, Tangerine Tango, Rose Red, and Chocolate Chip, SU! Patterned Paper
Embellies: Faux Buttons/DMC Floss
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, Tim Holtz Embossing Folder, SU! Embosslits Button Die, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with the challenge details.  You have 2 weeks, we hope you will play along!

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Fun in the Sun


Good morning!  We have a new photo challenge for you from Catch the Bug...check it out:


I went with Dottie Beach...doesn't she look like she is ready for some fun in the sun?  She's colored with pencils and accented with glitter.  I kept the layout simple and embellished with ribbon tabs and brads.

Image: Bugaboo Dottie Beach Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110, SU! Regal Rose and Soft Suede, KI Memories Patterned Paper
Embellies: Art Glitter in "Pink Smoothie", SU! Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon, Spare Parts Brads
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here...we do hope you will play along!

Challenges entered:

Chocolate, Coffee, and Cards: Polka Dots
Crafty Ribbons: Anything Goes with Ribbon
Fresh Brewed Designs: By the Sea/Summer

Thanks for stopping by...enjoy your weekend!

Angela

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hot Hot Hot


Good morning!  We have a new challenge for you at Ruby's Rainbow; for this fortnight, Caz has chosen our challenge and it is "On the Beach".  Sounds fun!

I figured I couldn't go wrong with Bugaboo's Margaret!  She's colored with pencils and her (not so) teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini is embellished with glitter, along with her glasses.  The layout is the Deconstructed Sketch and I've used vellum clouds, a sparkly sun, and beads for embellishing.  I only hope I look this "Hot Hot Hot" (or as my 15 year old daughter would say "Hawt") when I hit the local beach!  LOL

Image: Bugaboo "Margaret Calendar Month-August" Digital Image 
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110, PTI Harvest Gold and Raspberry Fizz, Fancy Pants Designs Patterned Paper, Doodlebug Sugar Coated CS, PTI Vellum
Embellies: Art Glitter in "Polar Bear", Alphabet Beads (Hobby Lobby)
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Tim Holtz Embossing Folder, Lil' Inker Designs Dies (Clouds and Sun)

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with the challenge details; we'd love to see you play along!

Challenges entered:

Creative Card Crew: Sea, Beach
Deconstructed Sketch: Sketch
Deep Ocean Challenge: Lots of Layers

Thanks for stopping by!

Angela

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sending you a smile...


Good morning!  It's Tuesday so that means we have a new sketch for you at Tuesday Morning Sketches; this week our sponsor is DRS Designs who let me pick this adorable image and sentiment.  Thank you, DRS Designs!

Here is a peek at this week's sketch:


I've colored the image with pencils; her eyes are enhanced with a black gel pen and I've added some bling to the flower in her hair.  I've embellished with a die cut hibiscus and a touch of glitter.

Image: DRS Designs
Ink: Printer, Sakura Black Gel Pen
Paper: G.P. 110, SY! Tangerine Tango, PTI Dark Chocolate, Flair Designs and The Paper Studio Patterned Papers
Embellies: Doodlebug Glitter, MAMBI Bling
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with the challenge details.  Why not give the sketch a try?

Challenges entered:

Brown Sugar: Sea and Sand 
Cute Card Thursday: Fun in the Sun
Love to Create: Bright and Sunny
Make My Monday: Vacations
Use Your Stuff: Layers

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Daisy Butterfly Tag



Good morning!  It's New Release Tuesday at Catch the Bug and I love the image I am using today...it is so elegant!

I've printed the image on patterned paper and added a coating of glitter to the outer border.  The daisies are embellished with pearls and I've tied the tag with fibers.  The sketch is from Freshly Made Sketches; I finished the card with some pearls.

Image: Bugaboo "Daisy Butterfly Tag" Digital Stamp
Ink: Printer
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, Basic Grey, Heidi Swapp, and The Paper Studio Patterned Papers
Embellishments: Spare Parts Pearls, Black Glitter, Fibers
Extras: Spellbinders Nestabilities, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here.

Challenge entered:

Freshly Made Sketches: Sketch

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Monday, July 21, 2014

Bugaboo Christmas in July Blog Hop Winner

Congratulations, Jessi Fogan, you are the winner of "Gus Christmas-Got Cookies?"  I have emailed you the image.

Thanks to all for playing along!

Angela

Friday, July 18, 2014

Merry Christmas


Good morning!  Today is the last day of Bugaboo's Christmas in July celebration; our challenge for today is to use the Freebie Friday image and something that starts with the letter "C".  You can find this adorable freebie here.

I've colored JJ with pencils and went with traditional Christmas colors.   Candy canes are the "C" element and I've embellished simply with a sentiment, ribbons, and brads.

Image: Bugaboo Digital Stamp
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110, PTI New Leaf and Pure Poppy, Doodlebug Patterned Papers
Embellies: Spare Parts Brads, PTI New Leaf Grosgrain Ribbon, SU! Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Foam Tape 

I hope you'll check out the rest of the DT's cards, gain a bit of inspiration, and play along for the chance to win some Bugaboo digis!

Thanks for stopping by!

Angela