Tuesday, January 15, 2019

New Release Tuesday...Monster Style



Good morning...welcome back to Day 4 of the Monster Birthday Bash at Catch the Bug! Today is New Release Day, plus we have a BINGO card for you to play! Here it is:


I went top left to bottom right: Die Cut (heart), Player's Choice (clean and simple), and Stripes (pink and blue monster). This was really a fun image to color! I used my Prisma pencils and coordinated it with one of my all time favorite patterned papers from Doodlebug (I am getting down to scraps!). I kept the layout super simple and added my signature heart die cut. This one will fit in an envelope and only require 1 stamp...woot woot!

Image: Bugaboo Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: Neenah CS, SU! Passion Pink CS, Doodlebug Patterned Paper
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, Lil' Inker Designs Die

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here along with the challenge details here. Play along for the chance to win awesome Bugaboo images!

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Monster Party



Good morning! It's that time of year again...time for Bugaboo's Annual Birthday Bash at Catch the Bug! To celebrate 9 years, we are having a Monster Bash, so stay tuned for some fun challenges and great inspiration! We are kicking off the week with a Monster Party...that's right, we want to see monsters on your project!


Here is what I have created for you:


I've used Make it Snappy Monsterific and pulled out some festive paper from my stash. The image is colored with pencils to coordinate with the papers and I've used an older sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. Once again, I realized I haven't used any embellishments...hmmm, interesting! I love embellishments, but sometimes I think you don't need them. What do you think?

Ink: Printer
Paper: Neenah CS, PTI CS, SU CS, Echo Park Patterned Paper
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, Lil' Inker Designs Dies (circle, heart), Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the Design Team's creations here, and the challenge details here...play along for the chance to win awesome Bugaboo images!

Challenges entered:

Color Crazy Challenge: Anything Goes
Crafty Catz: #444 Anything Goes (with an optional twist...Birthday)
Shopping Our Stash: #385 Winter Blues

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Monday, December 10, 2018

Humor Me Wednesday



Good morning...it's Humor Me Wednesday at Catch the Bug! Specials days this week are:

December 9: Worldwide Candle Lighting Day
December 10: Human Rights Day
December 10: International Animal Rights Day
December 12: National Cocoa Day
December 12: Poinsettia Day
December 15: International Tea Day
December 15: National Cupcake Day

I'm partial to cupcakes (actually most things sweet!) so I went with this adorable unicorn holding a cupcake! She's colored with pencils and I've added some glitter to her eyelids and horn. The CAS sketch is from Paper Craft Crew. Here's my card:


Image: Bugaboo "Birthday Unicorn Set 2" Digital Stamp Set
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Lemon Tart CS, SU! Melon Mambo CS, Echo Park Patterned Paper
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Art Glitter in "Angel Dust", Lil' Inker Designs Dies

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here...they are sure to inspire you!

Challenges entered:

Color Crazy Challenge: #49 Anything Goes (with coloring)
Crazy for CAS: #12 Non-Christmas

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Thursday, December 6, 2018

What the Fruit Cake?



Good morning...welcome back to Day 6 of Awkward Holiday Chaos at Catch the Bug! Our theme today is "What the FRUIT CAKE?"...make a project using the color scheme below:


Dottie is printed on Cryogen...I just love the subtle sparkle...and colored to match the fruit cake. (Do we have any fruit cake lovers out there? I have never tried it!) I've added a healthy dose of glitter and went all white with the card; the card base is Cryogen and layers are both textured vellum and Cryogen. The sketch is an oldie from Sketch Saturday #374. Here's what I've created:


Image: Bugaboo "Dottie Christmas Shop" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: Cryogen White CS, PTI Vellum
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Art Glitter in "Angel Dust", Lil' Inker Designs Dies

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with the challenge details...play along for the chance to win awesome Bugaboo images! Below is a list of challenges for the week:


Challenges entered:

AAA Cards: Mostly White (CAS)
ABC Christmas Challenge: Y and Z are for? (Z for zero embellishments...I hope glitter doesn't count!)
Cards in Envy: The Spirit of Christmas
Crafty Calendar: It's Christmas Time
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge: Tristan's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Is THAT an UGLY Sweater or WHAT?



Good morning...welcome back to Day 4 of Awkward Holiday Chaos at Catch the Bug! Our theme today is "Is THAT an UGLY Sweater or WHAT?"...pick your favorite sweater and follow the recipe! Here are your choices:
                                         

I actually thought all the sweaters were cute, so I just went with #1...2 Layers, Polka Dots, Color Red. Here's what I've created:


I've colored the adorable chick with pencils, added some googlie eyes, a healthy dose of glitter, and a heart. The sketch is as from Freshly Made Sketches.

Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Pure Poppy, October Afternoon Patterned Paper
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Googlie Eyes, Art Glitter in "Angel Dust", Lil' Inker Designs Dies, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with the challenge details...play along for the chance to win awesome Bugaboo images! Below is a list of challenges for the week:


Challenges entered:

Cards in Envy: The Spirit of Christmas (must fit in envelope for mailing)
CAS on Friday: #147 Make a Christmas Card
Crafty Friends: #98 Christmas
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie: #108


Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Monday, December 3, 2018

Bring On the White Elephant Gifts



Good morning...welcome back to Day 3 of Awkward Holiday Chaos at Catch the Bug! Our theme today is Bring On the White Elephant Gifts...we want to see anything that could be used for gifting...a tag, a bag, etc.


Here is what I made:


I decorated a purchased gable box. "Rudolph Presents" is colored with pencils, embellished with glitter, and I've framed him with a die cut. I used patterned paper to decorate the box, adhered the image with foam tape, and added some snowflakes and a heart for embellishing. I added iridescent shred to the box, see below:


Ink: Printer
Paper: Cryogen White CS, SU Melon Mambo CS, Doodlebug Sugar Coated CS in Sugar Cube, Fancy Pants Designs Patterned Paper
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, The Paper Studio Gable Box, Art Glitter in Angel Dust, Lawn Fawn Dies (frame and snowflakes), Lil' Inker Designs Heart Die, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with the challenge details...play along for the chance to win awesome Bugaboo images! Below is a list of challenges for the week:


Challenges entered:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies: #21 Anything Goes With a Critter
Addicted to Stamps: #169 Christmas Non Traditional Colors
Christmas With the Cuties: #22 Anything But a Card
Crafty Cardmakers: #223 Anything But a Card
Daring Cardmakers: Bags and Boxes
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Use Stitched Dies

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Sunday, December 2, 2018

We Wish You a Sketchy Christmas



Good morning...welcome back to Day 2 of Awkward Holiday Chaos at Catch the Bug! Our theme today is We Wish You a Sketchy Christmas...that's right, we have a sketch for you. Actually sketch challenges are my very favorite challenge; how about you, what's your favorite type of challenge? Here's the sketch:


Here's what I have created for you:


The image is printed on Cryogen CS so it has a wonderful sparkle which unfortunately didn't translate to the photo. I had fun coloring this one with my colored pencils! I've done a bit of distressing and added a die cut sentiment along with my signature heart. 

Ink: Printer
Paper: Cryogen CS, SU Baja Breeze CS, PTI Enchanted Evening CS, Echo Park Patterned Paper
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, QuicKutz "Thanks" Die, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with the challenge details...play along for the chance to win awesome Bugaboo images! Below is a list of the challenges for the week:


Challenges entered:

Crafting By Designs: Get Ready For Christmas-November Edition
Cutie Pie Challenge: #129 Winter Layers
Watercooler Wednesday: Gail's "All About Holidays" Challenge

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela