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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Peace on Earth

Christmas is almost here and this will be my last project for Catch the Bug, until after the holidays.  We are taking a short vacation to get all our shopping done.

On today’s card I am featuring one of the images from the AKV Nativity Set. 


For this Bingo challenge,  I decided to use texture, no designer paper, and Bugaboo image.

For texture - I used a  wood grain embossing folder on my barn structure.  This is an image from Design Space, #M3C900, which has been modified using the slice feature.  The hay roof is from a second image,   #M907D60

I used Nuvo Gilded Flakes in gold on the star.  I created a night sky background by using a dark blue card stock and just added the stars with a white a gel pen.  

To add a little depth I blended Distress inks along all the edges of my pieces.  Plus, I mixed my distress inks with a little water and brushed on a few strokes to the barn wall.

Challenges:
CHNC Christmas Challenge Extra
CHNC #363 - Christmas 
PIP #1750
Simon Says Christmas/Winter

Thanks for stopping by and we would love for your to "Catch the Bug" by joining us on one of the weekly challenges.   You can win:  10 free images (using a Bugaboo image only), seven (7), or four (4) using any image!  All winners are picked randomly, and you can enter up to 3 times.

Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season.

Till next time,

Happy Crafting!



Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Let's Celebrate - National Cocoa Day!

It’s time for another Humor Me Wednesday project.  Every Wednesday we recognize a celebration, I chose December 12th, National Cocoa Day.

This cute little guy was last weeks freebie and he was perfect for my choice.  


The sentiment is Simon Says Snow Globe Sentiments,  stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

Challenges:
CHNC Christmas Challenge Extra
CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge - Dec
CHNC #363 - Christmas 
Smile 4Kids - Winter Fun
Simon Says Christmas/Winter

Be sure to check out the new releases at the Bugaboo Store, there are some wonderful images AND they are 50% off.  Be sure to grab this week’s image  Teddy Xmas Cocoa , and then come back again this Friday for another free image.

Thanks for stopping by and we would love for your to "Catch the Bug" by joining us on one of the weekly challenges.   You can win:  10 free images (using a Bugaboo image only), seven (7), or four (4) using any image!  All winners are picked randomly, and you can enter up to 3 times. Remember, you can always grab the freebie for your chance at 10 images.

Till next time,

Happy Holidays & as always Happy Craftin!







Thursday, December 7, 2017

Day 6 - Holiday Chaos - Color

It's day 6 of the Holiday Chaos at Bugaboo Stamps.  Today's challenge is a color palette.  I am featuring this cute little stamp "Three Snowmen".


This isn't a typical card, it's a money card.  I found a file in Design Space for a cash card and it's perfect for those money gifts at Christmas.

I cut out two snowflakes from my free dies I got last month with an order from My Favorite Things, and layered them.  Then I heat embossed some Holographic Embossing powder on top for sparkle.  

The designer paper was part of Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit.  I colored my image with my Spectrum Noir Markers and added a little shimmer with my Wink of Stella in white.  For extra bling, I addd a few sequins. 

Challenges:

You still have tome to enter this weeks challenges at Catch the Bug.  So be sure to link your projects up for a chance to win some free digital images and a chance to be a guest designer.  That's how I came to be a member of the Design Team, I won it during last year's birthday bash.

Till next time,

Happy Holidays,

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Holiday Chaos - Bingo with New Release

Happy Holidays, today it’s time for a new release.  Be sure to pick up this cute little guy here.


Today’s challenge is to use the new release with bingo, and I chose the bottom row,  use plaid, bugaboo image & ribbon.  


Come on and enjoy the fun, you have until Friday to get your entries in.  Don't have an image, get the Friday Freebie here.

Challenges:

All week Catch the Bug is hosting a fun  event "Holiday Chaos", so be sure to check back everyday for a new challenge.   There are links to all the challenges, and you have until Friday @ midnight to enter all 7 challenges.  So what are you waiting for, get crafting and play along.

Just remember the main theme is Merry & Bright, so what are you waiting for, get those entries in.  You have a chance to win this cute little stamp set.



Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season.

Till next time,

Happy Crafting!







Sunday, December 3, 2017

Day 2 - Holiday Chaos - Sketch

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and we are all knee deep in trying to get those Christmas projects finished.  Today we have a new sketch at Catch the Bug.  

My card is not exactly like the sketch but, it is only for inspiration.  I wanted to show how you can take a sketch or other challenge and let the creative juices flow.

I wanted to use one of the images from the AKV Nativity Set.  


I did have to do some modifying of the image, but that is what I bought Sure Cuts A Lot 4.  It allows me creative freedom with my digital images, plus lets me create electronic dies for all my images.

I used Distress Oxide Inks in Antique Linen and Vintage Photo for the sand dune, then Picked Preserves, Faded Jeans, and Salty ocean for the sky.  With a white gel pen I added little stars in the sky.

One of these days I need to purchase a new camera for better pictures.  The purple isn’t showing up at all.

I cut a star on my Cricut, then ran it through my Xyron.  On the sticky side I added Nuvo Gilded Flakes in silver.  I really love this stuff.

Challenges:

This week Catch the Bug is hosting a fun event  "Holiday Chaos", so be sure to check back everyday for a new challenge.   You can win this adorable set.


Just remember the main theme is Merry & Bright, so what are you waiting for, get those entries in.  You have a chance to win this cute little stamp set.

Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season.

Till next time,



Happy Crafting!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Holiday Chaos Begins - Merry & Bright

I know everyone is a little busy right now, but I hope you can find a little time in your day to join us at Catch the Bug for a week full of fun.  Today kicks off the week long event with a theme Merry & Bright.  Be sure to check out our event "Holiday Chaos", there will be a different challenge each day for all 7 days. It is not necessary to enter every day to be a winner, but it greatly increases your chances.

Everyday there will be a new challenge, you have until Friday to enter each challenge.  Just remember the main theme is Merry & Bright, here is a quick look at all the challenges.


I chose to use this adorable Bobblehead Christmas Elf to kick off the event.  And between me and you, the layout was inspired by tomorrow's sketch.


My sentiment is from My Favorite Things (#MFT) "Handwritten Holidays".  As you can see these are large sentiments and take up a lot of space on your card, but are so worth it.

I found this bright and cheery stripe in my stash, and loved the colors.  The FaLaLa strip, was the upper 1/2".  I chose to emboss my sentiment with a Sparkly White embossing powder.  The picture doesn't show the shine, but there are flecks of silver and iridescent flecks in it.  I used my scalloped border dies to add a little border on both sides of the strip.

I colored my image with Prismacolor pencils keeping the traditional colors.  The elf is attached with foam tape for a little dimension.  

Challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes 
CHNC Dec- Patterned Paper
CHNC Dec Extra - AG Christmas

This week Catch the Bug is hosting a fun  event  "Holiday  Chaos", so be sure to check back everyday for a new challenge.   

Just remember the main theme is Merry & Bright, so what are you waiting for, get those entries in.  You have a chance to win this cute little stamp set.

So if you want to join in the fun, be sure to check out the new releases at the Bugaboo Store, there are some wonderful images AND they are 50% off.  Be sure to grab the  Freebie Friday image, there is a new image every week.  

Thanks for stopping by and we would love for your to "Catch the Bug" by joining us on one of the weekly challenges.  

Till next time,

Happy Holidays!




Monday, November 27, 2017

Christmas Tag

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.  Now it's time for the mad dash to finish all my Christmas cards and tags.  

Today's tag was inspired by Jessica Frost Ballas's tag shown on Day 14 of the #25daysofchristmastags., I absolutely loved her color combination. I this color combo was perfect for this cute little image Snowman Peeker from the Bugaboo Store.  


I used a mini snow stamp to creat the snow background with white embossing powder, but a gel pen would work just as well.  Nuvo crystal drops in ebony black added a little dimension on his buttons, mouth and eyes.  I use a pen tip to add these tiny dots, they are too big straight from the bottle.
If you haven't checked out the New Releases at Bugaboo's New Store what are you waiting for, they're gorgeous AND they are 50% off for the entire week!  There are quite a few adorable christmas stamps available this week on sale.  Be sure to get you a few for those last minute cards or tags.   

Don't forget, Mark your calendar for a week filled with fun, starting next Friday, Dec 2. 

Be sure to check out the adorable stamp set that you can win for participating.  And while you are there, join the mailing list to get a free stamp with the monthly newsletter.  

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!