Saturday, February 22, 2020

Catch the Bug February Color Challenge



Good morning! We have a new challenge for you at Catch the Bug, check out the color palette:


This fun image has been printed in my stash and just waiting to be colored...I thought it was perfect for this color combo. I've colored with pencils and kept the papers simple to keep the focus on the image. The sketch is from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. Here's a close-up:


Image: Bugaboo Coffee Time-Stop and Smell the Coffee Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI CS
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, Lil' Inker Designs Die, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations and the challenge details here. If you play along, please leave me a comment so I can check out YOUR creation!

Challenges entered:

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge: #356 Sketch


Crafting Happiness: #36 Anything Goes (Food or Drink)
Cupcake Inspiration Challenge: #487


Dream Valley Challenge: #219 Hand Coloured Image
Krafty Chicks Challenge: #495 CAS
Simply Create Too: #157 Use Red + 1 Other Color

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Humor Me Wednesday



Good morning...it's Humor Me Wednesday at Catch the Bug! 

Holidays for the week are:

February 9th: Pizza Day, Toothache Day
February 10th: Umbrella Day
February 11th: Make a Friend Day, White T-Shirt Day
February 12th: Plum Pudding Day
February 14th: Valentine's Day

I went with Valentine's Day and colored up this adorable little bee! How can you not love that smiling little face? I went a bit untraditional with the colors, used a simple layout, and embellished simply with glitter, mini brads, and some die cut hearts. Here's a close-up:


Image: Bugaboo "Bees-Be Mine: Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Stamper's Select and Pure Poppy, Doodlebug Sugar Coated CS, The Paper Studio Patterned Paper
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Lil' Inker Designs Dies, Spare Parts Mini Brads, Martha Stewart Glitter

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

Challenges entered:

Allsorts Challenge: #558 Add a Heart
Always Fun Challenges: #149 Love/Valentine's Day
CAS on Friday: #173 Love
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: #543 Love/Valentine's
Crafty Cardmakers: #250 Love is All You Need
Crafty Friends: #128 Love/Romance
Cut It Up: #193 Love is in the Air (must include die cuts)
Dream Valley Challenges: #218 Love 10
Get Creative Challenges: #88 Use Hearts
Sweet Stampin': All You Need is Love

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Stella Says Sketch



Good morning! We've got a new sketch for you at Catch the Bug; it's a versatile one and you've got 2 weeks to play so I hope you'll give it a try. Here it is:


I colored up the adorable "Bee Bear Sitting" and added some sparkle to the antennae, wings, and heart. I turned this into a Valentine card and I'm liking the non-traditional colors. After I had photographed the card I realized I had forgotten the embellishment in the upper left corner...shoot! I seem to make most of my cards embellishment free these days. How about you...embellishments, yes or no? Here's a close-up:


Image: Bugaboo "Bee Bear Sitting" Digital Image
Sentiment: MFT Pure Innocence "Honey Bee" Set
Ink: Printer, Palette Noir Black, Signo Uni-ball Gel Pen (eyes)
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, SU! Daffodil Delight CS, PTI Pure Poppy CS, Pinecone Press Patterned Papers
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Art Glitter in "Angel Dust", Spellbinders Nestabilities, Lil' Inker Designs Die, 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!

Challenges entered:

Always Fun Challenges: #147 Sparkle
2 Crafty Critter Crazies: #35 Anything Goes With a Critter
Crafty Friends: #128 Love/Romance
Creatalicious Challenges: #180 Anything Goes (with optional hearts)
Cute Card Thursday: #619 Valentines
The Cutie Pie Challenge: #143 Cute, Clean and Simple

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Humor Me Wednesday...Pie Day



Good morning! It's Humor Me Wednesday at Catch the Bug; holidays for this week are:

01-19-2020 Popcorn Day
01-20-2020 Penguin Awareness Day
01-21-2020 Hugging Day, Squirrel Appreciation Day
01-23-2020 Pie Day
01-24-2020 Compliment Day, Global Belly Laugh Day
01-25-2020 Opposite Day

I went with Pie Day...it was the perfect opportunity to color up this adorable Dottie...she's whipping up a cherry pie to be specific! I've paired her with some adorable Doodlebug papers from my stash and the sketch from Try Stampin' On Tuesday. Here's a close-up:


Image: Bugaboo "Dottie Baking" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Stamper's Select, Pure Poppy, and Dark Chocolate CS, Doodlebug Patterned Paper
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Lil' Inker Designs Die, SU! Corner Rounder Punch

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

Challenges entered:

Try Stampin' On Tuesday: #440 Sketch


Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Day 2: Down on the Farm Birthday Bash



Good morning! Welcome to Day 2 of our week long Down on the Farm Birthday Bash! Today we have a Sketch Challenge for you, here it is:


I flipped the image panel and decided to go with white cardstock and textured vellum...it really puts the focus on the kitty. The image is colored with pencils and I've embellished simply with white brads. Here's a close-up:


Image: Bugaboo Digital Image
Sentiment: MFT Pure Innocence "Happy Birthday to You"
Ink: Printer, Palette Noir Black
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Stamper's Select CS, PTI Textured Vellum, Doodlebug Sugar Coated CS
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spare Parts Brads, Spellbinders Dies, Lil' Inker Designs Die, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with the challenge details. Check out the entire week's challenges here. We do hope you will play along...there are prizes to be won! Remember, this is a birthday bash so projects must be birthday themed. Bugaboo images are not required, but we would love to see them featured. Here's a link to the store, Jodie has a huge selection of images perfect for the occasion.

Challenges entered:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies: January Challenge (must have a critter)
Crafty Catz: #488 Anything Goes (optional twist-animals)
Fab 'n' Funky: #463 No Designer Paper
Simply Create Too: #156 Monochromatic
Try it on Tuesday: What a Cutie/Make Someone Smile Today

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Catch the Bug's 10th Annual Birthday Bash



Welcome to Day 1 of our week-long Down on the Farm Birthday Bash! Farm life is great, I grew up on one! We raised cattle, hogs, and sheep; there were also horses, cats, and dogs. My playhouse was an old chicken coop and my younger siblings were on their pony at the age of 2. It was a peaceful, wholesome life. I digress...back to the challenge! For today we would like you to create a farm themed project.

I love Jodie's selection of chicks in the store and had a blast coloring this one up! I used pencils and added a bit of glitter to the balloons and to her "eyeshadow". After all, a chick has got to be fancy! Right? Here's a close-up:


Image: Bugaboo "Chickz-Happy Birdday Chickie" Digital Image
Sentiment: MFT PI "Happy Birthday to You"
Ink: Printer, Palette Noir Black
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, SU! Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo CS, PTI New Leaf CS, Echo Park Patterned Paper
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Art Glitter in "Angel Dust", The Eyelet Outlet Enamel Dots, Lil' Inker Designs Die (heart), Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with the challenge details. Check out the entire week's challenges here. We do hope you will play along...there are prizes to be had! Remember, this is a birthday bash so projects must be birthday themed. Bugaboo images are not required, but we would love to see them used. Here's a link to the store, Jodie has a huge selection of images perfect for the occasion.

Challenges entered:

Color Crazy: Week 1 Anything Goes
ModSquad: Birthday Balloons
Paper Craft Crew: #365 Sketch


Seize the Birthday: #180 Layer It

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Holiday Critter Chaos 2019



Good morning! Welcome to Catch the Bug's annual Holiday Critter Chaos! Get ready for a week of fun, inspiration, and prizes...we do hope you will play along! To kick off the week we would like you to create a project using a Holiday Critter AND Snow


Here's what I have created for you:


Does that wee birdie count as a critter? Why yes, indeed she does! I love today's theme; here in the Midwest we have plenty of snow. (The last 2 snowfalls have been the light, fluffy stuff so it's easy to scoop; I'm very thankful for that!) I've pulled some snow themed papers from my stash and colored the image to coordinate. I've used sparkly die cut snowflakes for embellishing. Here's a close-up:


Image: Bugaboo "Snowman 004" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Stamper's Select CS, SU! Ruby Red CS, Imaginisce Patterned Paper, Doodlebug Sugar Coated CS
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone

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

Challenges entered:

Addicted to Stamps: #180 Cold and Frosty
Alphabet Challenge: "S is for Snow"
Always Fun Challenges: #140 Snowflakes
Crafting Happiness: #26 Winter
Cute Card Thursday: #612 Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze: #162 Let it Snow

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela