Saturday, January 24, 2015

Wishing You a Fairy Good Day



Good morning and "Happy Saturday"...that means we have a new sketch for you at Sketch Saturday...and it's a good one!  Our sponsor for this week is Sami Stamps...I love her whimsical images!  Check out the sketch:


I've colored the image with pencils and added some glitter accents.  I pulled some coordinating papers from my stash and did a bit of simple layering.  I've embellished with some handmade felt roses and ribbon.

Image: Sami Stamps "Mushroom Talk" Digital Image
Sentiment: MFT
Ink: Printer, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: G.P.110, SU! (card base, not sure of color), PTI Smokey Shadow, We R Memory Keepers Patterned Paper
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities and Labels, Martha Stewart "Sugar Cube" Glitter, MFT Mini Royal Rose/Leave Die-Namics , Swarovski Flatback Crystals in "Black Diamond", Gray Grosgrain Ribbon (stash), Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's cards here, along with the challenge details...play along for a chance to win the prize from Sami Stamps!

Challenges entered:

Crafting For All Seasons: Things With Wings
Fussy and Fancy: Things With Wings
Sami Stamps: Add a Touch of Glitter
Stampin' Royalty: Color Challenge

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Send in the Clowns


Good morning!  Today is Oldie But Goodie Day at Catch the Bug; our theme for the Birthday Bash is "Send in the Clowns"!

I'm working with the adorable "Bubbles" today and I found the perfect paper in my stash...don't you love it when that happens?  The image is colored with pencils and accented with glitter.  I did some simple layering and added some ribbon for embellishing.

Image: Bugaboo "Bubbles Birthday-Clown" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110, SU! Blushing Bride and Night of Navy, American Crafts Patterned Paper
Embellies: SU! Blushing Bride Ribbon, Martha Stewart "Sugar Cube" Glitter
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with the challenge details.  We do hope you will play along...there are great prizes to be won!

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

HB Old Fart


Good morning!  It's time for a new challenge from the ladies at Ruby's Rainbow; for this fortnight, Vickie has chosen our challenge and it is "Masculine Birthday".  It just so happens that today is Humor Me Wednesday at Catch the Bug and the Birthday Bash challenge is to make a humorous birthday card.  These 2 challenges go hand in hand!

I went with Gus, because he always makes me laugh!  The image is colored with pencils and I've added beads for embellishing.  I was tempted to add some glitter, but since it's "masculine" I didn't...it was hard though!

Image: Bugaboo "Make it Snappy-Gus Birthday Old Fart" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110, PTI Pure Poppy, Doodlebug Patterned Paper
Embellies: Alphabet Beads (Hobby Lobby)
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Foam Tape

Please check out the Ruby's Rainbow DT's creations here, and the Bugaboo DT's creations here.  I hope you will play along with the challenges and link up; Bugaboo has great prizes!

Challenges entered:

Cardz 4 Guyz: Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts: Birthdays
Paperminutes: Keep it Simple
Sweet Stampin': Masculine

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Wheeeee!


Good morning!  Today I am playing along with my old teamies from Tuesday Morning Sketches; Doodle Pantry is the sponsor this week, so how could I not play?!

It's a great sketch this week and it paired perfectly with Charlie Sledding.  Something about the non-traditional yellow/blue color combo spoke to me...what a fun twist for a winter card!  I used a pre-colored image, along with a sentiment and patterned paper from the set.  I've embellished simply with brads and a sparkly, layered snowflake.  They sure look like they are having fun sliding down the hill...maybe I should work in some sledding this winter...the kids would love it!

Image/Sentiment: Doodle Pantry "Charlie Sledding" Digital Set
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110, PTI Lemon Tart, SU! Brilliant Blue, Doodle Pantry Patterned Paper, Doodlebug Sugar Coated CS
Embellies: Heidi Swapp Brads
Extras: Spellbinders Nestabilities, MFT "Let it Snowflake" Die-namics Dies, Foam Tape

Please check out the creations using this week's TMS sketch here, along with the challenge details.  Please check out the Doodle Pantry Creative Teams here.

Challenges entered:

Corrosive Challenge Blog: Winter Blues
Crafty Cardmakers: Something Old, Something New (old brads, new stamp set)
Crafty Creations: Brrrrrrr the Blues

Thanks for stopping by!

Angela

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Sketch Saturday


Hey there!  We have a great, new sketch for you this week at Sketch Saturday; our sponsor for the week is Bunny Zoe's Crafts.  Here is the sketch:

When I made my card for today, I was looking ahead to spring and incorporated The Cat's Pajamas Inspiration Challenge.  The adorable bunny is colored with pencils, his eyes are dotted with a black gel pen, and I've added a touch of yellow glitter to the flowers in his basket.  I had fun mixing the patterned papers with this one!  For embellishing I've added some clouds and a sun...I've put my dies to work.  I also did some subtle distressing.

Image/Sentiment: The Cat's Pajamas
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Sakura Black Gel Pen
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select and Harvest Gold, SU! Night of Navy, Doodlebug Sugar Coated CS, Jillibean Soup and October Afternoon Patterned Papers
Embellies: Martha Stewart "Lemon Drop" Glitter
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities, SU! Modern Label Punch, The Cat's Pajamas Cloud Die, Foam Tape

Challenges entered:

Paperminutes: Flower Power

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here...I hope they will inspire you to play along for the chance to win a prize from Bunny Zoe's Crafts!

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela


Happy Birthday Bugaboo!


 

Good morning; today is the first day of Bugaboo's 5th Birthday Bash!  We have a week of fun challenges at Catch the Bug and today we will start with BINGO; check out our BINGO card:


I went vertical with the middle row, plus I added a clown and buttons for good measure.  Eggbert is colored with pencils and I've embellished the image with glitter.  For embellishing I've used mesh and coordinating buttons.  The sketch is last week's Retro Sketches sketch.

Image: Bugaboo "Eggbert Clown" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110, SU! Daffodil Delight, PTI Dark Chocolate, Doodlebug Patterned Paper
Embellies: Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter, Martha Stewart "Candy Apple" Glitter, PTI Buttons/DMC Floss, Chocolate Mesh
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with the Birthday Bash details.  It will be a fun week with great prizes...check them out!

Grand Prize Winner-Participates in all challenges-Free 5th Birthday Set, 6 free images for 6 months, and 4 month guest designer stint.
2nd Place-Participates in all challenges-Free 5th Birthday Set, $50 in free images, and 3 month guest designer stint.
3rd Place- Participates in all challenges-Free 5th Birthday Set, $25 in free images, and 2 month guest designer stint.

We will also have a daily winner that will win a Bugaboo Stamps Birthday Digi.  All you have to do is participate in the challenge to be eligible for this daily prize.

Sounds good, right?!  We do hope you will play along!

Challenges entered:

Addicted to Stamps: Make Your Mark
Creative Knockouts: Birthdays
Creative Card Crew: For a Child
Digi Choosday Challenge: Birthdays
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog: L, T, S, C, or B (use something starting with one of these letters-"b" for buttons)
The Crazy Challenge: Buttons

Thanks for stopping by!

Angela

P.S.
Enabler Alert: Jodie has a 25% off sale running through January 23rd...now is your chance to shop!

Monday, January 12, 2015

ABC


Hello!  Monday means "Anything But a Card" at Catch the Bug and I've got a fun, simple project to share!  ABC is always a challenge for me...I was leaning towards a Valentine's project (it will be here before we know it!) and remembered the embellished  Hershey Nuggets/tins.  I knew I had some tins in my stash...but where?  After tearing apart a closet, I checked my stash in the basement and found a few of them.  Voila!  Do any of you do that?  You know you have something, but just can't remember where....  LOL  I will say that I did find a few interesting crafty items in my closet....

I've colored the cheeky sock monkey with pencils and dotted they eyes with a black gel pen.  The balloon is covered with some subtle glitter.  The Nuggets are wrapped with strips of patterned paper and secured with a tiny piece of double stick tape so they won't slide around in the tin.  I contemplated adding some red ribbon and brads to the belly band/ image combo, but I liked it better plain.  Sometimes less is more....

Image: Bugaboo Sock Monkey Love-Heart Balloon Digital Image
Ink: Printer, Sakura Black Gel Pen
Paper: G.P. 110, PTI Pure Poppy, Canvas Corp. Patterned Paper
Embellie: Martha Crystal Fine Glitter
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Tin (PTI), Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here...hopefully you will see something to inspire you to step out of your comfort zone!  You can find a bunch of adorable Valentine images here...check them out to spark your creativity.

Challenges entered:

Clear it Out: Anything Goes/Anything Goes (stash item-tin)
Creative Corner Challenges: Love is in the Air
Cute as a Button: Romance
Opus Gluei: Anything But a Card
Pile It On: Something Edible 
Top Tip Tuesday: CAS
***Here's my tip: Use a tiny piece of double stick tape, on the bottom of each Nugget, to secure them to the tin.

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela