Friday, November 22, 2019

Bugaboo Freebie Friday...AKV Fall Leaves



Good morning! It's Freebie Friday at Catch the Bug and I'm playing with the adorable AKV Fall Leaves today. I find it hard to resist that cheerful, smiling face! I've colored the image to coordinate with this fabulous patterned paper from Doodlebug; what I like so much are the not-traditional fall colors. I have to say that I love a fall card in lavender and teal! I've used a past sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #410. Here's a close-up: 


Image: Bugaboo AKV Fall Leaves Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI CS (Lavender Moon), SU! CS (teal), Doodlebug Patterned Papers
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Lil' Inker Designs Die (heart), Lawn Fawn Die (hello), The Eyelet Outlet Enamel Dots, Foam Tape

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

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Bugaboo...Anything Goes



Good morning...it's our November Anything Goes Challenge At Catch the Bug this week! I've used Frame It JJ Coffee; with the cold weather upon us in the Midwest I find myself reaching for a hot drink...I love a Pumpkin Spice Latte!

JJ is colored with pencils and I've paired her with some fun patterned paper from my stash. I kept it simple and embellished with a snippet of ribbon.

Image: Bugaboo "Frame It JJ Coffee" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI CS, Pebbles Patterned Paper
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, SU! Ribbon, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with the challenge details. Also, leave me a comment telling me your go to hot drink!

Challenges entered:

Aud. Sentiments Challenge: #239 Anything Goes, Plus a Sentiment
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: November
Sisterhood of the Crafters: Make it Clean and Simple

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

New Release Tuesday




Good morning! It's New Release day at Catch the bug! Today we are working with this adorable little guy; I've colored him in a fall palette to match the patterned paper and added a snippet of ribbon for embellishing. Here's a close-up:


Image: Bugaboo Brat Autism Boy Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: Neenah CS, The Paper Studio CS, PTI Dark Chocolate CS, SU! Poppy Parade CS, Lawn Fawn Patterned Paper
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Lil' Inker Designs Dies, SU! Poppy Parade Stitched Ribbon, Foam Tape

Please head on over to Catch the Bug to see what they rest of the DT has created for you using this image. I'm always amazed to see the different interpretations!

Challenges entered:

Colour Crazy: #41 Coloring
Crafter's Castle: #22 Anything Goes (option Fall/Autumn)

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Happy Fall Y'All



Good morning! We have a fun challenge for you at Catch the Bug...this week we challenge you to make a Fall themed card. Sounds good, right?! We have definitely transitioned into fall here in the Midwest. I see the leaves are starting to drop; no raking for me yet, though. Our hearty Maples like to hold onto their leaves...I will be raking when it is good and chilly! LOL

I like to find a sketch challenge for inspiration, but couldn't find one that went with the image I'd chosen, so I went with a simple layout. I've colored the image with pencils and added die cuts and enamel dots for embellishing. This one is "mail friendly"...nice and flat! I wanted to bring out the pretty teal in the patterned paper; what do you think of the teal scarecrow's hat and the enamel dots? Here's a close-up:


Image: Bugaboo "Happy Fall Trio" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, SU! Pumpkin Pie CS, PTI Dark Chocolate CS, Lawn Fawn Patterned Paper
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Lil' Inker Designs Dies, The Eyelet Outlet Enamel Dots

Please head on over to Catch the Bug to see what the rest of the Design Team have created for you; you are sure to be inspired!

Challenges entered:

Addicted to Stamps and More: #362 Make Your Mark
As You Like It Challenge: Favorite Stitching Style (I love the dies that include a stitched pattern on the die cut. Why? Ease of use! You are accomplishing 2 functions with one step...no extra equipment to get out.)
Aud Sentiments Challenge: #237 Halloween/Fall +A Sentiment
Crafty Calendar: October Challenge "Autumn Colors/Halloween"
Make My Monday: #106 Autumn
Shopping Our Stash: #406 "It's Pumpkin Spice Season"
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge: WWC242 Marsha's "All About Occasions" Challenge 

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Bugaboo Oldie But Goodie



Good morning! It's Thursday...Oldie But Goodie day at Catch the Bug. We are still having really nice weather here, so I wanted to sneak in one last summer image before I officially say "good-bye to the season. I went with Kidz Beach. Isn't she adorable? I've colored her with pencils to coordinate with the patterned papers. The sketch is from a past Sketch Saturday challenge and I've used some die cuts and enamel dots for embellishing. Here's a close-up:


Image: Bugaboo Kidz Beach Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI and SU! CS, Echo Park and Doodlebug Patterned Papers, Doodlebug Sugar Coated CS
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Doodlebug Enamel Dots, Lil' Inker Designs Dies, Foam Tape

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

Challenges entered:

2 Sisters on the Blog: #33 Something With the Letter "S" (sand, sun, sunglasses, swimsuit)
Crafty Calendar: Add Lots of Layers
International Art and Soul: #66 Layer it Up
Let's Craft and Create: #151 Put Some Extra Layers On
Try It On Tuesday: Boys/Girls/All Things Children


I had to share this picture of my "little helper" Wendel...he loves to be wherever the action is!


Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Monday, September 2, 2019

Catch the Bug: Anything But a Card



Good morning...it's Monday so that means it's Anything But a Card at Catch the Bug! Since Christmas is just around the corner, I'm going with some gift packaging. I really love these gable boxes from Hobby Lobby. They are easy to decorate, fill with paper shred, add a gift...voila'! Cute and easy peasy!

I've colored these adorable reindeer with pencils; I love how their eyes appear to be peeping at me! LOL I've added a band to the box, popped the image up with foam tape, and added some glittery star die cuts. Here's a close-up:


Image: Bugaboo Reindeer Trio Digital Image
Ink: Printer, Black Sharpie
Paper: Neenah CS, SU! CS, The Paper Studio Glitter CS
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Lil' Inker Designs Dies, The Paper Studio Gabel Box, Foam tape

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

Challenges entered:

Color Crazy Challenge: Week #34 Anything Coloring Goes
Cute Card Thursday: #597 Anything But a Card
Watercooler Wednesday: WWC#236 Heidi's "All About Occasions" Challenge

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Catch the Bug's Christmas in July: Make Us Laugh



Welcome back to Day 5 of Catch the Bug's annual Christmas in July! It's Wednesday,or Humor Me Wednesday as we like to call it at Catch the Bug, so our theme is "Make Us Laugh". Again, our theme is "The Best Christmas Movies Ever", so here are your inspiration movies for today's challenge:


Can anyone guess the movie I used for inspiration? National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation! This movie is a favorite of my family and my inspiration was Aunt Edna's cat! I'm pretty sure her name is Edna...can anyone confirm or deny that? The scene where her cat is in the Christmas tree is a hoot! I also believe there's cat food in her jello...ugh! LOL I've colored this little cutie with pencils and used an old sketch from the archives of Sketch Saturday. I was loving the plaid so much that I didn't want to cover it up, so I used a piece of vellum, adhered with mini brads, for one of the layers. Problem solved...a little extra oomph without covering the plaid. I'm curious, does anyone out there enjoy using brads anymore? I've always liked them. Here's a close-up:


Image: Bugaboo Christmas Cat Digital Image
Sentiment: Pink Cat Studio
Ink: Printer,Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Neenah CS, PTI Ripe Avocado and Pure Poppy, Simple Stories Patterned Paper, The Paper Studio Vellum
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spare Parts Brads, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Lil' Inker Designs Die (heart)

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

Challenges entered:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies: #28 (must use a critter)
52 Christmas Card Throwdown: Non-Traditional Image
Crafty Animals: #28 Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash: #400 Christmas in July (stash items: patterned paper, vellum, brads)
Show Us Your Pussycats: #44 Furrything Goes
The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up: #55 Optional Twist...Plaids
The Crafters Cafe Challenge Blog: #223 Animal And/Or ATC

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela