Friday, March 22, 2019

Freebie Friday



Good morning! It's Freebie Friday at Catch the Bug and this adorable chicken is up for grabs at the Bugaboo store! How cute is he?!

I've colored the image with pencils and paired it with some gingham papers...I like how they have that "homey" vibe. I've embellished simply with a die cut heart. Here's a close-up:


Image: Bugaboo "Kitchen Chicken-Soup" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: Neenah CS, PTI Harvest Gold and Pure Poppy CS, Pebbles (red gingham) and Reminisce (yellow gingham) Patterned Papers
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Lil' Inker Designs Dies

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here; also, you can grab your freebie here. Leave me a comment if you make a card with this cutie, I would love to see what you make!

Challenges entered:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies: #24 Use a Critter
As You Like It Challenge: Favorite Dies or Stencils...And Why? (I have a few stencils, but always reach for my dies. I like that they are quick and easy. I love their precision for layering and that you can cut extra to "play around" with different combos before deciding on your combination. In particular, I like the stitched dies. Here, I've used my favorite die...the mini stitched heart from Lil' Inker Designs.)
Double "D" Challenges: Gingham

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

New Release Tuesday


Good morning; it's New Release Tuesday at Catch the Bug! Today I'm working with "Fanny March". I'm loving the combo of pink and green right now, so I've given her a pink dress and added a pop of pink to my papers. Here's a close-up:


Image: Bugaboo Fanny March Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: Neenah CS, PTI Basic Black and Hibiscus Burst, SU! Garden Green, Reminisce Patterned Paper
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, QuicKutz Die (shamrock), Lil' Inker Designs Die (heart)

Please head over to Catch the Bug to see what my teamies have created to inspire you. You can see the new release images here and the images just added from our old shop here.

Challenges entered:

Always Fun Challenges: #101 Shades of Green
Dragonfly Journeys: #136 Green Goodness
Sketch Saturday: #554 (flipped)


Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Stella Says Sketch



Good morning! Stella has a great new sketch for you at Catch the Bug...check it out, Stella Says Sketch #705:


The ewe is colored with pencils and I've given her a pink hat...because...why not?! (I wanted to add a pop of pink to my card!) I've added just a touch of subtle glitter to the shamrocks. Here's a close-up:


Image: Bugaboo Happy St. Patrick's Day to Ewe Digital Stamp
Ink: Printer, Signo Black Gel Pen
Paper: Neenah CS, PTI New Leaf and Raspberry Fizz CS, Reminisce Patterned Paper, The Paper Studio Patterned Paper
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter, Lil' Inker Designs Dies, Spellbinders Nestabilities

You can check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with the challenge details. Play along to win Bugaboo images...I can't wait to see your take on the sketch! There are lots of cute images in the St. Patrick's Day section, check them out here.

Challenges entered:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies: #24
Addicted to CAS: #154 Fluffy 
As You Like It Challenge: Layers, One or Many (and why)? (Minimal...trying for clean and simple.)
Cut It Up: #168 Clovers
Cute Card Thursday: #571 Greens
Little Red Wagon: #486 LOVE It! (
Mod Squad Challenge: Use Stripes
Papercraft Challenges: #31 All the Critters

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Friday, February 22, 2019

Freebie Friday...at Catch the Bug!


Good morning! It's Freebie Friday at Catch the Bug and Scarlette Cafe is up for grabs. It looks like she is out relaxing with a Martini.... Hmm, I've never had a Martini! Have you? If so, I would like to hear your recommendation! 

I've colored Scarlette with pencils and accented her purse clasp with a dot of pink glitter. I've embellished simply with a bit of ribbon and a sparkly heart. It seems I am on a minimalist embellishment kick! I'm just going to roll with it....  I'm curious to know, are you a minimalist embellisher or do you like to pile them on? Do tell! Here's a close up:


Image: Bugaboo Scarlette Cafe Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: Neenah CS, PTI/SU! CS, Bo Bunny Patterned Paper, Doodlebug Sugar Coated CS
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Martha Stewart Glitter, PTI Satin Ribbon in Fine Linen, Lil' Inker Designs Dies, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here; also don't forget to pick up your Freebie at the Bugaboo store. If you make a card with her, please leave me a comment so I can check it out!

Challenges entered:

Color Crazy: Week 7 Anything Goes/Coloring
Crafting With Friends: #80 Anything Goes
Moo-Mania: #185 Women

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Catch the Bug...New Release Tuesday



Good morning...it's New Release Day at Catch the Bug! I'm loving the image today; she is not my usual "go to" but I sure did have a good time coloring her! I found the cutest paper pad at Hobby Lobby; I love the non-traditional valentine colors and thought they were perfect for this image.

She's colored with pencils and accented with glitter. (The kitty is colored to resemble my Wendel!) I've used the sketch from Paper Craft Crew and embellished with some enamel dots. Here's a close-up:


Please head over to Catch the Bug and check out the DT's creations with this fun image...they are sure to inspire you! You can check out the New Release images at the Bugaboo store.

Challenges entered: 

Always Fun Challenges: "Love/Valentines"
Brown Sugar: #287 Love and/or St. Valentine's Day
Card Mania Challenges: #113 Love is in the Air
Crafty Cardmakers: #227 Love, Love, Love
Dragonfly Dreams: Include a Heart
Paper Craft Crew: Sketch #325
Sweet Stampin': Valentine's


Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Catch the Bug...Anything Goes


Good morning! It's the first Saturday of the month, so you know what that means...Anything Goes at Catch the Bug! I thought I would get into the Valentine spirit today since it is right around the corner. (Time to get a care package ready to send to my daughter in college!)

I used the adorable image Happy Valentine's Day to Ewe. I love coloring these ewes...good practice using the gray and black pencils! I've embellished simply with glitter and a die cut heart. I love the touch of orange in the patterned papers, it's an unexpected twist from the original Valentine colors. Here's a close-up:             


Ink: Printer
Paper: Neenah CS, PTI CS, Doodlebug Patterned Paper
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Art Glitter in "Angel Dust", Martha Stewart "Crystal Fine" Glitter, Lil' Inker Designs Dies (stitched circle and heart), Spellbinders Nestabilities (scalloped circle), Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here...they are sure to inspire you! Maybe even leave them a bit of love for their efforts...'tis the season after all!

Challenges entered:

Brown Sugar: #287 Love and/or St. Valentine's Day
CAS(E) this Sketch!: #307


Crafting By Designs: Animals
Cute Card Thursday: #567 Valentine's Day
Cut It Up: #166 Hearts (must include die cuts)
Papercraft Challenges: #29 Bright Colors
Pile it On: Land and/or Water Animals
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers: #127 V is for Valentine
Southern Girls: Love is in the Air

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Bugaboo New Release Tuesday



Good morning! It's New Release Tuesday at Catch the Bug and I love this adorable bird perched in the snow! This image is perfect for the weather we are having in the Midwest...snow...and more snow! I've colored her with pencils and accented her with glitter and die cut snowflakes. The sketch is from Sunday Stamps.

Ink: Printer
Paper: Neenah CS, SU! CS, PTI CS
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, Art Glitter, Martha Stewart Glitter, Lil' Inker Designs Die (heart), Foam Tape

Here's a close-up:


Please check out the rest of  the DT's creations here...they are sure to inspire you. It's fun to see the different variations using the same image!

Challenges entered:

Brown Sugar: #286 Recipe 3-2-1 (3 embellishments, 2 patterned papers, 1 living thing that flies)
Card Mania: CMC #112 Baby It's Cold Outside
Color Crazy: Coloring (anything goes)
Craft Rocket: #55 Winter
Sunday Stamps: SSC #196 Sketch


Thank you for stopping by!

Angela