Saturday, December 31, 2011

Catch The Bug Challenge

This weeks challenge theme at Catch The Bug is a “Photo Inspiration”.  So head on over to CTB to get all the details.  Good Luck!

FannyCalendarJanuary

I made a Happy New Year card, using the Fanny Calendar Months – January image.  I colored the image with Copics.  The designer papers were scraps from other various projects.  The sentiment was computer generated.

Sadly, this is my last card I will be posting as a DT member of Bugaboo Stamps.  I have asked for a leave of absence for a few months.  I’ve enjoyed making new friends, and I will miss each and everyone of you!  Thanks for making me feel so welcomed into the Bugaboo family.

HHHHHHHAPPY NEW YEAR!

Challenges:

Top Tip Tuesday – #66 Anything Goes.

Sweet Stamps Blog – #47 Celebrate.

Simon Says Stamps – Anything Goes.

Paper Pretties – PWC186 Ringing In The New Year.

C.R.A.F.T. – #135 New Year.

Cute Card Thursday – #197 Happy New Year.

Shelly's Images – Color Combo. (Black, Silver and Blue).

 

 

 

 

Friday, December 30, 2011

Freebie Friday!

Today’s Friday freebie from Bugaboo Stamps is “Penny Paisley”.  Head on over to the Bugaboo store to get yours, and maybe while you are there you can do a bit of shopping.  There is currently a 50% off sale going on at the store.  Have fun!

Penny Paisley

I love this image, she can be used for many celebrations.  I colored her with Copics, and added White Opal Pearls for the flower centers.  I used a Spellbinder die to layer the image, and then used the White Opal Pearls again to go around the outsides of the dies, and the back panel.  The designer paper is from the Splendid Paper Pad by Authentique.  I made the flowers using a MFT die.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful week-end!

Challenges:

Make It Monday – #69 Anything Goes.

The Outlawz Challenges – Anything Goes.

Totally Gorjuss – #111 For Someone Special.

Top Tip Tuesday – #66 Anything Goes.

Simon Says Stamps – Anything Goes.

The Paper Shelter – #44 Tie A Bow.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Catch The Bug Saturday Challenge

Our challenge for this week is to use the colors Red and Blue and Pink, plus use either Flowersoft or Sparkle or Glitter.  I know it’s a busy time of year right now, but I hope you can join our challenge this week.  Good luck!

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I’ve used Christmas Brat Girl – Dress for my image.  I colored the image with copics, and used red glitter and white liquid applique for the hat.  The designer paper is from the Midnight Frost paper pad by Bo Bunny.  The snowflake embossing folder is by Cuttlebug.  I’ve used sparkle and glitter along with the colors for my card.

Seeing that it’s Christmas Eve, I’d like to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas, and hope that Santa is very good to you all this year!  Me, I’ve asked for lots of crafting supplies…lol

Marilyn

Challenges:

Top Tip Tuesday – #65 Anything Christmas.

Bearly-Mine – #26 Anything Goes.

Paper Sundaes – #100 Celebrate.

Charisma Cardz Challenge – #50 Anything Goes.

Crafty Purple Frog – Happy Christmas.

Crimbo Crackers – #5 Snowflakes.

Digi Doodles Shops Best – #88 Anything Goes.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Stampin’ For The Week-End Challenge

Hi, I have another chance for you to enter to win more gorgeous Bugaboo Stamps.  We are sponsoring Stampin' For The Week-End, and their theme is “Anything Goes”.  For all the information and details for the challenge and prizes please hop over to the SFTW blog.  Good luck!

Stocking Santa - Ornament (2)

I found a tutorial on YouTube to make this “Star Fold” card.  The instructions were well done, and the card went together very quickly.  The designer papers that I used are from the Winter Papers pad by My Minds Eye.  I used the same papers for the rolled roses which I made using the MFT die. 

Stocking Santa - Ornament (3)

This is what the inside of the card looks like.  I stamped holly and berries along the inside and then went over it with a Sakura glitter pen.

Stocking Santa - Ornament

I took a close-up of the inside so you could see the image better.  This is the Stocking Santa – Ornament digital image.  I colored the Santa with Copics, but paper pieced the ornament with the same DP.  The trees were cut with a Cricut cartridge.  I added red ornaments to the trees with stickles.

Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges:

Paper Sundaes – #100 Celebrate.

Paper Pretties – Red White plus One Other Color (Green).

There's Magic In The Air – Use a Bird.

Bunny Zoe's Crafts – Fancy Fold/Shaped Cards.

Celebrate The Occasion – #44 Christmas Shaped Card.

Try It On Tuesday – Anything Goes.

4 Crafty Chicks – Anything But A Rectangular/Square Card.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Bugaboo Sponsors ABC Christmas Challenge

Today we get to sponsor The ABC Christmas Challenge, and their theme is “Z For Zingy Colors”  and there is a photo inspiration to help you out.  Head on over to their blog to check for all the details and prizes, that are generously provided by Bugaboo Stamps.

Snowmen Trio

The zingy colors provided by the photo inspiration were bright purples, pinks, greens, blues and so on.  I stuck with the purples and greens.  The image I used by Bugaboo stamps is called Make It Snappy - Snowmen Trio.  Bugaboo is still offering a 50% off sale on all their digital images.  Please make sure to check out the details about the sale when you visit Bugaboo Stamps.  It’s a great time to stock up on so fabulous images!

My image was colored with Copics, and I used a white gel pen for the dots on the hats and scarfs.  The designer paper is from the Lilac Avenue paper pad by Kaiser Craft.  I used a MS snowflake punch to create multi-layers of various colors to co-ordinate with the cardstock and image.  The embossing was done with a Cuttlebug folder.

Thanks for stopping by, and we hope you’ll join us for the challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge.

Marilyn

Challenges:

ABC Challenge – F is for Frosty.

Crafting When We Can – #8 Friendship.

The Cheerful Stamp Pad – #32 Merry Christmas.

Make It Monday – #68 Always Anything Goes.

Polly Craft Mondays – #121 Punch It.

Dream Valley – #22 Christmas.

Paper Sundaes – #100 Celebrate.

Craft Your Days Away – #35 Snowmen.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

New Release Tuesday!

The new release for today is “Roly Poly Chef”.  You can check it out along with others released today by visiting the Bugaboo Stamps store.  Don’t forget there is currently a 50% off sale going on!  Have fun shopping!

Roly Poly Chef (2)

I just love this image, and there are so many possible uses for it!  I made a “recipe card” card.  I colored the image with Copics, then layered the image using the oval and scalloped Spellbinder dies.  The designer paper is from the Happy Days paper pad by Echo Park.  I sewed the two pieces together to make the pocket for the recipe.

Roly Poly Chef

You can see the pocket better in this picture.  The spoons and sentiment are chipboards from Designs J. Ellory Ltd.

Marilyn

Challenges:

The Paper Variety – Anything Goes.

Stampavie And More – #158 Red.

Delightful Challenges – Anything Goes.

Shelly's Images – Anything Goes.

The Crafty Pad – #152 Anything But Christmas.

The Corrosive Challenges – #139 Anything But Christmas.

Sparkles Forum – Anything But A Christmas Card.

OSAAT – #93 Anything Goes.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas Countdown Calendar

A while ago I found a tutorial in the Card Making and Papercraft Magazine for a Christmas Countdown Calendar, and I loved it so much, that I decided to make one for my grand-son.  What fun I had making this calendar, and would definitely do more of them. 

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Isn’t it sweet!  My only problem with making this calendar was, that I didn’t have a Cinch or a Bind-It All machine.  So, I just punched the holes with a hole punch, and then wound the wire threw the holes.  It turned out find, but I have to say my hands were a little sore.  The calendar base is thick cardboard with designer paper clued to both sides, hence the sore hands!  The calendar stays open “tent” style.

I used three images on the calendar, which I colored with copics and then cut them out and added them to the base.  The penguin has black fun flock for this body, and white liquid applique for the hat and pompom.  The reindeer were cut using a MS border punch.  I did the words on PSE, then just cut them out.  I used a Sakura glitter pen on the “Sleeps Til”.  I wanted a little glitter there.  The numbers were done with a Cricut cartridge and Cricut colored pens.

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This picture just shows the “little Elf” which is kind of a little surprise once you reach Christmas Eve.  The three images from Bugaboo Stamps are “Elf Pocket”, “Poppi Christmas Stocking” and “Dog – Candy Cane”.  You can find these at the Bugaboo Stamps online store, where there is currently a 50% off sale going on.  Have fun shopping!

The “bling” I added are on the reindeer noses, and the number “24”.  I used a black Sakura glaze pen on the black spots of the dog.

So, that’s my Christmas Countdown Calendar, and my daughter tells me Owen loved it!  Have a wonderful week-end, and thanks for taking the time to check out my calendar.

Marilyn

Challenges:

Make It Monday – #67 Anything Goes.

For Fun Challenges – Christmas Anything Goes.

2 Sisters Challenge – #70 Kid’s Christmas.

One Stop Craft Challenge – Week 162 Christmas Sparkle.

Sweet Stampin' Challenge – Sparkle and Bling.

Crafty Catz Weekly – #113 Santa’s Hat.

Jellypark Challenges – Anything But A Card.

My Mum's Craft Shop – #36 Cute and Funky.

Divas By Design – #17 Merry Christmas.

OLLCB – #95 Anything But A Card.

Catch The Bug Challenge

Time for another Saturday challenge at Catch The Bug, and the theme this week is “Baby It’s Cold Outside.  Have fun and good luck!

AKVWinterSnowFight

I’ve made a shaker card using the AKV Winter - Snow Fight image.  I used small seed beads for the snow when you shake the card.  The image was colored with Copics.  The designer paper is by My Minds Eye.

Have a great week-end!

Marilyn

Challenges:

Creative Stamp Friends – #40 Christmas.

Hooked On Craft Challenge – #14 Christmas.

Lollipop Crafts – #61 Happy Holidays.

There's Magic In The Air – Winter Fun With Bling.

Digital Tuesday – #141 Winter Wonderland.

Celebrate The Occasion – #43 Christmas No Red.

Paper Take Weekly – Favourite Colors for Christmas (Turquoise and Pink).

Scrap-Creations – First Snow.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Freebie Friday!

This week’s freebie is Mrs. Claus Ornament.  You can pick it up by visiting the Bugaboo Stamps store, and there is currently a 50% off sale going on!  Have fun shopping.

Mrs Claus Ornament

Isn’t she sweet!  I had fun coloring this image, and I used my trusted Copics.  I also used a Sakura glitter pen on the outline of the ornament.  The designer paper is left overs from past projects.  The hearts were cut with a Cricut cartridge and I added clear MS glitter, for some sparkle.

Have a great week-end!

Marilyn

Challenges:

CES Challenge – #65 Traditional Christmas.

One Stop Craft Challenge – Week 161 Traditional Christmas Colors.

Squiggles and Giggles – Let’s Celebrate!

Come And Get It Challenge – Color Red, Green plus One.

Paper Sundaes – #99 Anything Christmas.

Party Time Tuesdays – #46 Christmas Use Red and Green.

Crafting For All Seasons – #16 Christmas.

CRAFTS And Me – Christmas.

The Sisterhood Of Crafters – Christmas.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tuesday Morning Sketches and Catch The Bug

This week Catch The Bug is sponsoring the challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  The theme is a sketch and bingo.  You can find all the details on the Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge blog.  Have fun and good luck!

Snowball

I’ve used the Marshmallow Snowman – Snowball image from Bugaboo stamps.  I’ve colored the image with copics, and used flower soft and glitter for the snow and snowballs.  The designer paper is from the Nordic Holiday paper pad by Basic Grey.  The sentiment is also an image from Bugaboo Stamps.  I’ve used red stickles on the hat and bell.  The border punch is suppose to be a Snowflake border punch by Martha Stewart, but no matter how often I look at it, it looks like flowers to me!

Have a great week!

Marilyn

Challenges:

Crafts And Me – #64 Winter/Snow/Snowflakes.

Crafty Purple Frog – It’s Cold Outside.

PaperPlay Challenge – Week 49 Snowmen.

Craft Your days Away – #35 Snowmen.

Totally Gorjuss – #110 Let It Snow.

Paper Sundaes – #99 Anything Christmas.

Heart Song Inspirations – #28 Snowflakes and/or Doilies.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Stamps R Us Challenge–Angels

Hi, and welcome to another challenge with Stamps R Us, and our theme is to create a card/project featuring Angels.  This will be our final challenge for the year, and we are fortunate enough to be sponsored again by A Day For Daisies stamps.  Please check our challenge blog for all the details and information concerning the deadline and prizes.  Good luck!

Precious Angel

I got to work with one of the adorable angels from A Day For Daisies, and it’s called “Precious Angel”.  I decided to go with non-traditional colors for my card, picking pink and grey.  I colored the image with copics, and used glitter for her wings.  I also added multi-layers of white flock to get the puffiness for the cloud.  The designer paper is from the Lost & Found paper pad by My Minds Eye.  I made the flowers using an MFT die, then added a grey pearl for the center.  The sentiment was computer generated.

Have fun with the challenge, and thanks for dropping by!

Marilyn

Challenges:

2 Sisters Challenge – #69 Christmas.

All Sorts Challenge – Week 133 It Takes Two (2 colors only).

Sketch Saturday – Week 185 Sketch.

OSAAT – #92 Use A Digi.

Paper Sundaes – #99 Anything Christmas.

Bearly-Mine Challenge – #25 Non-Traditional Colors for Christmas.

12 Drummers Drumming…..

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So today is our final day for the 12 Days Of Christmas Challenge with the Catch The Bug challenge blog.  Our theme today is to be “Inspired By A Song”.  Just let us know which song your were inspired by to make your card/project.  For the details and information for the challenge deadline and prizes please hop over to the Catch The Bug blog.  Good luck!

12 Drummers Drumming

My inspiration for a song is of course, “The Little Drummer Boy”.  I gave the card a vintage feel, with the choice of designer papers I used, and the distressing of the papers with ink.  The papers are from the Wonder paper pad by Authentique, and the distress ink is the Vintage Photo by Tim Holtz.  I’ve added some sparkle on his hat and drum sticks with stickles.

I hope you have enjoyed participating in our 12 Days Of Christmas Challenge, and don’t forget to check the blog for deadlines and when the winners will be posted.

Have a great week!

Challenges:

Sweet Stamps Blog – #44 Christmas Bling.

Aud Sentiments – #43 Any Winter Holiday/Sentiment.

For Fun Challenges – Christmas Sparkle.

Little Red Wagon – #110 Vintage Christmas.

The Paper Variety – FaLaLaLaLa!

CropStop – #49 Music Is All Around.

Stampin' For The Weekend – #22 Christmas.

Stampin With The Dragon – Show Your Christmas Bling!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

11 Pipers Piping…..

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For Day #11 of the 12 Days of Christmas Challenge our theme is to use “Plaid”.  You can find all the details and information concerning the challenge deadlines and prizes on the Catch The Bug blog.  Good luck!

11 Pipers Piping

This is a soon to be released image called “Pipers Piping”, and I’ve used it to make a Christmas card.  The plaid paper is from the Olivia Paper Pad by Basic Grey.  I made the buttons with a MFT die, and attached them to the card with Twine.  I’ve used another freebie sentiment from Create With TLC

Enjoy your day!

Challenges:

PaperCrafting Journey – Christmas.

Aud Sentiments – #43 Any Winter Holiday/Sentiment.

MAWTT – #127 Last Minute Christmas.

Colour Create Challenge – #85 Red White and Green.

CropStop – #49 Music Is All Around Us!

Creative Card Crew – Tis The Season.

Card Makin Mamas – #35 Christmas.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

10 Lords A Leaping…..

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We are at Day #10 for our 12 Days of Christmas challenge at Catch The Bug, and the theme today is to create a “Masculine” card.  You can find all the details and information about the deadline and prizes for the challenge on the Catch The Bug blog.  Good luck!

10 Lords A Leaping

How about a cute “Dancing Frog”!  This is another of the soon to be released images available at the Bugaboo Stamps online store.  Bugaboo Stamps is currently having a 50% off sale, a great time to do some shopping.

I decided to make my card using Acetate as the base.  The designer papers are from the Summer Days paper pad by Echo Park.  The leaf flourishes are die cuts by MFT.  The sentiment is a freebie from Create With TLC.  I add some gold stickles on his crown for some sparkle.  My husband turns 65 years old in a few days, and I thought this was a great sentiment for both his birthday and retirement.

Challenges:

The Paper Shelter – #43 Celebration!

Digi Doodle Shop's – #86 Nature.

Totally Paper Crafts – #96 Anything But Christmas!

Crafty Catz Weekly – #112 Anything Goes.

Catch The Bug – Santa Baby Challenge!

This week’s challenge with Catch The Bug is “Santa Baby”, so we want to see all your cards/projects featuring Santa Claus!.  Good luck with the challenge.

StockingSantaHoHoHo

This little image is called Stocking Santa – HoHoHo, and you can find it in the store, and don’t forget there is a 50% off sale going on right now at the Bugaboo Stamps online store.

I’ve colored the image with Copics, and used white liquid applique for the beard.  The designer papers are scraps left over from last Christmas.

Have a wonderful week-end and thanks for stopping by!

Challenges:

Try It On Tuesday – It;s All About The Big Guy!

Aud Sentiments – #43 Any Winter Holiday/Sentiment.

My Mum's Craft Shop – #35 Traditional Christmas Colors.

Penny's Paper Craft Challenge – #68 Merry Christmas.

Crafty Ribbons Challenge – #8 Traditional Christmas Colors.

Sarah Hurley Challenges – #55 Christmas.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Forever Night and Catch The Bug

Today Catch The Bug, is sponsoring the Forever Night challenge blog.  The theme is “Goth Christmas”.  Head on over to the Forever Night challenge blog for all the details, and your chance to win some gorgeous Bugaboo Stamps!

MISSkelekinzMerryChristmas

One of my very favourites from the Bugaboo Stamps collection are the Skelekinz.  This one is called Make It Snappy - Skelekinz Merry Christmas.  You can purchase it at the Bugaboo online store, and it’s a perfect time to go shopping, because Jodie is offering a 50% off sale on everything in the store. Please check all details about the sale on the site.

I decided to color the image with shades of grey using Copic markers.  I added black flock to the hat and pompom.  Then I printed off the skeletons' in various sizes to make the string of lights.  Then the hats were added, and I used black stickles for the eye sockets.  The red card stock was embossed with the Christmas folder by Cuttlebug, then sanded to show the white core in the card stock.

Have a wonderful week-end!

Challenges:

Lexi's Creations – #54 One For the Lads.

Incy Wincy Designs – #123 Non-Traditional Christmas Colors.

Craft Your Passion – Anything Goes plus Glitter.

Tuesday Throwdown – #77 Celebrate The Season.

Creative Card Crew – Tis The Season

Crimbo Crackers – #4 Embossing.

The ABC Challenge – E is for Embossing.

9 Ladies Dancing…..

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Today the theme is to create a Feminine Card for our 12 Days of Christmas Challenge with Catch The Bug.  All details for the challenge are listed on the blog.

9 Ladies Dancing

This image will be released after the 12 Days Of Christmas challenge is finished.  I used the image to make a birthday card.  The image was colored with copics.  The designer papers are from the Eva paper pad by Basic Grey.  I made the fence with the MS hearts border punch.  I just cut out slates, and added a board across the length.  The flowers and dragon fly were cut out using a Cricut cartridge.  The pearls are by Crafts.

Marilyn

Challenges:

Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes.

Crazy Challenge – #96 Anything Goes.

The Ribbon Reel Challenge – #16 Anything Goes.

I Did It Creations – #84 Flowers.

Cute Card Thursday –#194 Anything Goes.

Southern Girls Challenges – #33 Ribbon Madness.

Freebie Friday!

Woo hoo, it’s Friday!!  Of course, it’s also freebie Friday with Bugaboo Stamps, and the freebie is a “Nutcracker” digital image.  You can find the freebie at the store, and while you are there it would be a great time to do some shopping, since there is a 50% off sale going on.  Have fun!

Nutcracker 1

It’s been a busy day for postings, this is my third this morning!  I’ve got a confession to make, the jacket was suppose to be red, but I got carried away with the blue, and by the time I remembered it was too late….lol.  Anyhoo, I think he still looks good all in blue!  It’s a simple card.  The embossing was done with a Cuttlebug folder.  The sentiment is a rubber stamp from Hero Arts.

Marilyn

Challenges:

Paper Sundaes – Sundae Bar (stripes, red).

Cooking It Up With Katie – #86 Anything Goes.

Aud Sentiments Challenge – #43 Winter Holiday/Sentiment.

Creative Belli Challenge – #132 Winter/Christmas.

Delightful Challenges – Blue Christmas.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

8 Maids A Milking…..

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Day #8 theme, for our 12 Days of Christmas challenge is “Milk and Cookies”.  Head on over to the Catch The Bug challenge blog for all the details!  Good luck!

8 Maids Milking

This is another image to be released soon, and it’s called “8 Maids A Milking”.  I colored the image with Copics, and used a Sakura Souffle pen for the milk in the bucket, the bottle and the milk spilled on the ground.  The image was layered using a Spellbinder die.  The designer paper if from the Lilac Avenue Collection paper pad by Kaiser Craft. 

Have a great day!

Challenges:

Paper Sundaes – #98 Sundae Bar (stripes, dies).

Stamps & Fun = Creativity – #76 Pearls.

Cooking It Up With Katie – #86 Anything Goes.

Crafty Creations Challenges – #146 Card and Sentiment.

Flutter By Wednesdays – #183 Open.

The Crazy Challenge – #96 Anything Goes.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

7 Swans A Swimming…..

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Today’s theme for our 12 Days Of Christmas challenge is a “Photo Inspiration”.  You can find the photo on the Catch The Bug challenge blog, along with all the info concerning the challenge.  Good luck!

7 Swans A Swimming

I know you are thinking “what a crazy idea for a Christmas card”, but where I live we get lots of snow and cold weather. So who wouldn’t love to be on a lying on a beach, zipping a Pina Colada, and enjoying the sun at Christmas! 

So I kept the card simple, just using white and colored card stock.  I used Martha Stewart glitter around the edges of the card.  The gems are by Crafts.  The sentiment is my own.

Challenges:

Digi Doodle – #85 Lots Of Sparkle.

Bah! Humbug! – Cute Christmas Critters!

OSAAT – #91 Be Square.

Craft Your Passion – Anything Goes plus Glitter.

Make It Monday – #66 Anything Goes.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

6 Geese A Laying…

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It’s day 6 of our 12 Days Of Christmas challenge at Catch The Bug, and todays theme is to create a “Humorous” card.

6 Geese A Laying

This is another of the soon to be released digi’s from Bugaboo Stamps.  I think her facial expression is funny enough for a humorous card!  I added my own sentiment, which would be exactly what I would be thinking, if I had to hatch 6 eggs (babies)!

I colored the image with Copics, then cut out the image and layered on multi-layers of card stock cut with the Spellbinder round/scalloped dies.  The fancy corners were made with a Cuttlebug die.  The designer paper is from the Vicki B Collection by BoBunny.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Challenges:

Simon Says Stamps – Anything Goes.

Charisma Cardz – #47 Spots.

2 Sisters Challenge – #68 Punches and/or Dies.

Allsorts Challenge – Week 132 Circles.

Anything Goes Challenge – #55 Corners.

Bugaboo Stamps New Release Tuesday

It’s time for another new release with Bugaboo Stamps, and we have a real cutie for you!  This weeks release is just in time for those Christmas cards. 

Ginger Candy Cane

This digital image is called “Ginger – candy Cane”.  I’ve colored the image with Copics, and added a few freckles with a white gel pen.  The designer papers are by the Wonder paper pad by Authentique.  I’ve also used the white gel pen for some faux stitching around the sides of the card.  The sentiment is a rubber stamp, shows up better in person than in the picture.

Have a great day!

Challenges:

Simon Says Stamps – Anything Goes.

Crafty Catz Weekly – #111 Colors of Christmas.

Raise The Bar – #86 Look Like Christmas.

Come And Get It Challenge – Anything Christmas.

Paper Sundaes – Sunday Bar (red, stripes, and stitching).

Sunday, December 4, 2011

4 Calling Birds

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The theme for Day #4 of our 12 Days of Christmas challenge is to “Use A Bird” on your cards or projects.  You can check out all the details on the Catch The Bug challenge blog.  Good luck!

4 Calling Birds

I paper pieced the bird on the image, and then added a sky by using a template and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass.  I just use an old paint brush to sponge on the blue.  The lovely designer paper is from the Wild Raspberry paper pad by K & Company.  The flowers are by Prima, and the leaf flourish is a MFT die. 

Challenges:

Simon Says Stamps – Anything Goes.

Cooking It Up With Katie – Anything Goes.

Divas By Design – Anything Goes.

Creative Craft Challenges – Free For All!

4 Crafty Chicks – #66 Birthdays.

2 Sisters Challenge Blog – #68 Punches and/or Dies.

Mark's Finest Papers – WK84 Favourite Embellishments (Flowers).

Saturday, December 3, 2011

3 French Hens…..

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Well, we are up to Day #3, and it’s been exciting so far!  Our theme for today is Use An Animal on your card/project for the 12 Days Of Christmas challenge.  My card features the new 3 French Hens image.

3 French Hens

I think the image is so adorable!  Kept the card simple so the image would be the focal point.  The designer paper is from the Lost & Found paper pad by My Minds Eye.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.

Marilyn

Challenges:

Birthday Sundaes – Birthday Card with Sentiment.

Party Time Tuesday – #44 Anything Goes.

Digital Tuesday – #139 Go Green.

Anything Goes With Catch The Bug

It’s an Anything Goes challenge with Catch The Bug

KKCJoy

The image I used for my card is Knobby Knees Christmas – Joy.  I did some coloring with Copics and added some Red flock and glitter to the image.  The border punch is by MS.

Enjoy your weekend!

Challenges:

Craft Your Passion – #86 Tis The Season.

Polly Craft Monday – #120 Christmas Fun.

Scrap-Creations – Christmas.

Fab 'n' Funky – #101 Anything Goes.

Simon Says Stamps – Anything Goes.

For Fun Challenges – Christmas Card.

Friday, December 2, 2011

2 Turtle Doves

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Our day #2 challenge theme for the 12 Days Of Christmas is create a “Love Theme Card”.  You can find all the details on the Catch The Bug challenge blog.

Two Turtle Doves

I’ve used the “Two Turtle Doves” image which is part of the 12 Days Of Christmas set that will be released soon, and is also part of the grand prize.

The designer paper is from the 6 x6 paper pad by My Minds Eye.  The border punch is by EK Success.  The buttons and the leaf flourish was made with the MFT dies.  The flower are by Prima.  The sentiment was computer generated.

Have a wonderful day!

Marilyn

Challenges:

Saturday Challenge – Borders and Flowers.

Lollipop Crafts – #59 B is for (bling, bows, buttons, blue, brown etc.).

Tuesday Throwdown – #76 Masculine Holiday Card.

Simon Says Stamps – Anything Goes.

Freebie Friday!

It’s time for another Freebie from Bugaboo Stamps.  This week it’s “Simple Santa – Tree”.

Simple Santa Tree

I decided to make a swing card with Santa on one side, and then when you turn it over you see the sentiment. The designer paper is from the Blitzen Collection by BoBunny.  I colored the image with Copics, then add flock and glitter.

Simple Santa Tree Sentiment

Then the other side of the image!  This was fun to make and very quick to put together.

Have a great week-end!

Marilyn

Challenges:

OSAAT – #90 Seeing Red.

Stamptacular Sunday – #140 Anything Christmas.

Incy Wincy Designs – Trees.

City Crafter – Week 85 Santa Claus Is Coming.

Digistamps4Joy – #33 Merry Christmas…but no mouse in the house.

The Paper Shelter – #42 Anything Goes.

Do You Stack Up – #48 Ribbon.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

12 Days Of Christmas Challenge

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It’s December 1st today, and the beginning of our “12 Days Of Christmas” challenge at Catch The Bug.  Each day check out the Catch The bug challenge blog for the theme, and play along with us.  The entry deadline is December 16th, and the winner will be announced on December 18th.  Do you want to know what you are playing for?  We will have a Daily challenge winner, who will win (5) images of their choice.  We will also have a Grand Prize winner who will win the full “12 Days Of Christmas” image set and a January Guest Designer spot with the Bugaboo Stamps design team.  Wow, what an amazing prize! 

So, for Day #1, the theme is Trees.  You can add a tree anywhere on your card/project.  It can also be trees on your designer papers.

Partridge Pear Tree

This is one of the new 12 Days Of Christmas digital images that will be offered as the grand prize.  So totally cute!!

The designer papers are from the Nordic Holiday paper pad by Basic Grey, and the music sheet paper is from the Authentique paper pad.  The music sheet was distressed then I used Tim Holtz Antique Linen distress ink on the edges.  The Peace Dove was made with a Cricut cartridge, then I added Diamond Platinum stickles for the glitter.  I’ve used a MS border punch and snowflake punch. 

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you will join our 12 Days Of Christmas challenge.  Have a wonderful day!

Marilyn

Challenges:

2 Sisters Challenge Blog – #67 Holiday.

Sweet Stampin' Challenges – Punches and Dies.

Craft Your Days Away – #34 Buttons or Bows.

Totally Gorjuss – #108 Sparkle.

Stamps & Fun-Creativity – #75 Distressing.