Pages

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Stella Says Sketch #515



Good morning! Stella has a new sketch for you to try...and it's a good one! I used one of Jodie's adorable new Halloween images for this card; I'll have to say she had me at "the tooth"! Oh my...such cuteness! Here's the sketch:


I've colored the image with pencils; while relaxing and listening to music, coloring is so therapeutic, I enjoyed the process of making this card...from start to finish. Halloween cards are my favorite to make...hands down! I pulled out some of my punches and dies for embellishing; the clouds are cut from felt and the bats are punched from glitter CS. No sentiment like the sketch, but I've added a CS strip to "ground" the card. I love how this one turned out...may have to send it to my daughter at college! Here's a close-up:


Image: Bugaboo "Cute Halloween Set 2" Digital Set
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, SU! Pear Pizazz and Tangerine Tango CS, The Paper Studio Glitter CS, Fancy Pants Designs Patterned Paper
Embellies: Bella Dots
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Lil' Inker Designs Dies (clouds), Martha Stewart Punch (bats), MFT Felt, Foam Tape

Please head on over to Catch the Bug to check out the rest of the DT's creations using our newest sketch...they are sure to inspire you! Play along for the chance to win images from Bugaboo Stamps!

Challenges entered:

Artistic Inspirations: #186 Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenges: #434 Autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving
Crafty Creations: #350 Anything Goes
Hiding In My Craft Room: #319 Any Holiday
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Oh Boy! (That pumpkin's tooth...oh boy!)

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Friday, September 22, 2017

Bugaboo Freebie Friday



Good morning! It's Freebie Friday at Bugaboo...that means you can grab this image for free! It doesn't get any better than that!

I have a soft spot for monkeys and this little cutie is no exception; I've colored her with pencils and added some mini brads to her shoes along with glitter to her pompoms and the "S". I've used a simple layout to keep the focus on the image. Here's a close-up:


Image: Bugaboo Cheer Monkey 1 Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, SU! Summer Sun CS, PTI Basic Black CS, PTI Patterned Paper
Embellies: Spare Parts Mini Brads, Fairy Dust Glitter
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Foam Tape

Please head over the the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog to check out the rest of the DT's creations...don't forget to pick up your image too!

Challenges entered:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies: Anything Goes (with a critter)
Brown Sugar: #268 Back to School
Jo's Scrap Shack: #206 Always Anything Goes with Bugaboo 

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Bugaboo: New Release Tuesday



Good morning! It's New Release Tuesday at Bugaboo; it's one of my favorite characters, Gus, and he's a bit cheeky! I've colored him with pencils to coordinate with the patterned paper, here's a close-up:


The sketch is an old one from Your Next Stamp.


Image: Frame It-Gus Another Year Digital Image
Ink: Printer, Signo Black Gel Pen
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI New Leaf and Dark Chocolate CS, Doodlebug Patterned Paper
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, EK Success Circle Punch, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with today's releases here.

Challenges entered:

Alphabet Challenge Blog: "M" for Make Your Mark
The Crafter's Cafe: #181 Boys Will Be Boys

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Saturday, September 2, 2017

That's MISTER old fart to you!



Good morning! It's "Anything Goes" at Catch the Bug this week! A friend asked if I would make a card for her dad's birthday...she wanted it to say "90", but other than that I was able to just create...how fun!

I went with Gus...and a little humor! He's colored with pencils to coordinate with some papers from my stash. I've embellished with mesh and ribbon, along with a sentiment and die cut numbers.

Image: Bugaboo "Gus Birthday-Old Fart" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Orange Zest and Dark Chocolate CS, My Mind's Eye Patterned Paper
Embellies: PTI Orange Zest Satin Ribbon, Brown Mesh (stash)
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities, PTI Number 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 some of Jodi's adorable Bugaboo images! Check out these new images in the shop; I adore the Halloween ones...such cuteness...swoon! (Stay tuned...I will be using these...can't wait to color them up!)

Challenges entered:

Crafty Friends: #65 Birthdays
Moving Along With The Times: #53 Add a Number
Really Reasonable Ribbon: #171 Anything Goes with Ribbon
Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes


Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Catch the Bug July Color Challenge



Good morning! We have a Color Challenge for you this Saturday at Catch the Bug...it's bright and summery...love it! Here it is:


Instead of going with patterned paper, I decided to go all white to keep the focus on the image and the colors. I like how it turned out! I've used pencils to color the chick and liberally accented her with glitter. I've matted her with die cuts; the "pinked" edge die cut is textured vellum, like the band. I think the white on white is elegant and a fun change of pace. Card sketch is from Paper Play Sketches. Here's a close-up:

 

Image: Bugaboo "Birthday Bird 01" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Stamper's Select CS, PTI Vellum
Embellies: Martha Stewart Glitters in "Sugar Cube" and "Bubble Gum"
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities

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

Challenge details:

Color Crazy Challenge: #29 Anything Goes
Crafty Catz: #380 Party Time
Paper Play Sketches: Sketch #47


Seize the Birthday: Option of "Splatter"

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Bugaboo Christmas in July: Photo Inspiration & Make It Funny!!



Good morning! Welcome to Day 3 of Bugaboo's Christmas in July; today we have an inspiration photo for you plus we'd like you to make it funny! Here's your inspiration:


I was inspired by Rudolph and the colors. I love this image of Rudolph and found the perfect patterned paper in my stash! I've colored him with pencils and added some Glossy Accents to his nose. I used a simple layout, added a sentiment, and some mini brads for embellishing. Here's a close-up:


Image: Bugaboo Rudolph Digital Image (not yet in store)
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Stamper's Select (cardbase) and Pure Poppy, Core'dinations CS, Carolee's Creations Patterned Paper
Embellies: Spare Parts Mini Brads, Ranger Glossy Accents
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with the challenge details. I can't wait to see your creation!

Challenges entered:

Deep Ocean Challenge: #159 Christmas in July
Unicorn Challenge: #23 Christmas in July

Thanks for stopping by!

Angela

Monday, July 17, 2017

Bugaboo Christmas in July: Wrap It Up With a Twist



Good morning! Welcome to Day 3 of Bugaboo's Christmas in July; today we are challenging you to create something you'd use to wrap up a gift!  But wait...there is a twist! Please use non-traditional colors! Sounds fun, right?!


I went through my paper stash to find something non-traditional for inspiration. I thought the turquoise and lavender was so pretty and perfect for this challenge! I colored the elf with pencils, to coordinate, and used non-traditional colors for the ornaments too. I've added a band to the gift box, then mounted the image on a sparkly die cut, accented it with a touch of glitter, and adhered it to the box with foam tape. Here's a close-up of the image:


Image: Bugaboo "Elf 001" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, Doodlebug Sugar Coated CS, Bo Bunny Patterned Paper
Embellies: Martha Stewart "Sugar Cube" Glitter
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Gift Box from Hobby Lobby, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with the challenge details. I can't wait to see your creation!

Challenges entered:

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas #342 : Anything Goes (w/ option of using a die cut)
Cut It Up #126: Christmas in July (include a die cut)

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela