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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Christmas in July - OBG with Photo Inspiration

It's Thursday and time for an Oldie but Goodie (OBG), I chose "Christmas Troll" from the Bugaboo Store.  Today's challenge is a photo inspiration.


I found this great flourish Xmas tree in DS, so I cut it out using a silver foil, then I added pink rhinestones for the ornaments.  The sentiment was created using Sure Cuts a Lot 4, I saved it as a png image and then uploaded it to DS.  I then added to my card front and used PTC to cut it out.  I foiled it in silver with my Minc.

The Christmas in July Celebration at Catch the Bug challenge blog, is going all week, join the fun.

Challenges:
CHNC Challenge Extra for July - Christmas 
Audsentiments challenge #184 - Christmas in July
Cut it Up: Challenge #126 - Christmas in July

Don't forget that it's Christmas in July at Bugaboo Stamps, all images are 50% off this month.

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Thanks for stopping by and check the challenge blog  for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration.  Come on back and see what I create with Jodie's wonderful images so you too, can "Catch the Bug".  

Happy Craftin!


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Christmas in July - Photo Inspiration

It's Wednesday and today's challenge a photo challenge.  I am featuring "Christmas Troll" from the Bugaboo Store.  The Christmas Celebration at Catch the Bug challenge blog, is going all week, join the fun. 


I found a Christmas tree image in DS that I liked and cut it out in silver foil paper.  It reminds me of the silver trees of my youth.  If you are a senior, you certainly remember those trees, maybe even had one.  I am glad to say we never did, my Mom preferred real trees, but my aunt put her silver tree up every year.

Challenges:

Don't forget that it's Christmas in July at Bugaboo Stamps, all images are 50% off this month.

Bugaboo Store

Thanks for stopping by and check the challenge blog  for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration.  Come on back and see what I create with Jodie's wonderful images so you too, can "Catch the Bug".  

Happy Craftin!






Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Christmas in July - New Release Bingo

It's Tuesday and it's time for a new release at the Bugaboo Store.  Today's challenge is Bingo with the new release image.  The Christmas in July Celebration at Catch the Bug challenge blog, is going all week, join the fun.

My Bingo was column 1 (sparkly, image and embossing).  I cut my fireplace out with a light gray yardstick and embossed my brick folder by Darice.  I then blended the color with  Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, a touch of Orange Marmalade and Hickory Smoke, with a dab of Old Paper here and there.

The image whole fireplace was created using the slice and weld features in DS.  I found a mantle piece as part of the subscription with the candles.  I did some modifying on that too.

My mantle is cut from white, embossed with a wood grain and shaded and blended with Old Paper, Gathered Twigs, and Espresso.

I used Nuvo Glitter Drops in gold on the flame, I just pulled the dot to a point at the top to look like a flame.  My berries are sequins.

Challenges:
CHNC Challenge Extra for July - Christmas 
MFT Sketch Challenge #341

Don't forget that it's Christmas in July at Bugaboo Stamps, all images are 50% off this month.

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Thanks for stopping by and check the challenge blog  for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration.  Come on back and see what I create with Jodie's wonderful images so you too, can "Catch the Bug".  

Happy Craftin!






Monday, July 17, 2017

Christmas in July - ABC

It's Monday and today's challenge is Anything But a Card (ABC), with a twist, non-traditional christmas colors.   I am featuring "Christmas Trio Blocks" from the Bugaboo Store.  Be sure to check out the Christmas Celebration at Catch the Bug challenge blog, you still have time to enter.


I cut out a chevron pattern with Cricut gold adhesive back foil.  I used my Wink of Stella in gold for my scarf.  I chose black and gold, which is very popular here for our football team  

Challenges:

Don't forget that it's Christmas in July at Bugaboo Stamps, all images are 50% off this month.

Bugaboo Store

Thanks for stopping by and check the challenge blog  for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration.  Come on back and see what I create with Jodie's wonderful images so you too, can "Catch the Bug".  

Happy Craftin!





Sunday, July 16, 2017

Christmas in July @ the Bug - - Sketch

Todays challenge for the Christmas in July Celebration at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog,  is a sketch.

I used "Christmas Trees in a Row"  from the Bugaboo Stamps Store.


I added a little sparkle with my Stickles in Stardust.  And of course some interest with my embossing folders.  If your card needs something, embossing folders almost always add that little extra.

 Challenges:

Don't forget that it's Christmas in July at Bugaboo Stamps, all images are 50% off this month.

Bugaboo Store
The week long Christmas in July Celebration begins on the 15th and lasts all week long. There will be lots of inspiration and prizes.  

Thanks for stopping by and check the challenge blog  for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration.  Come on back and see what I create with Jodie's wonderful images so you too, can "Catch the Bug".  

Happy Craftin!


Saturday, July 15, 2017

Christmas in July @ the Bug - Sparkle & Shine

It's here, the Christmas in July Celebration at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog.   There will be a new challenge every day, and the celebration runs until Friday, the 21st.  Be sure to check out all the events.

Today's challenge is "Sparkle & Shine", what came to my mind was glistening snow.  So I chose "Snowman Snowflakes" from the Bugaboo Store.



I found a snow flurry image that I thought would be perfect with my snowman.  I cut it out 3 times so it would add a little dimension, but I only cut the snowflakes one time.

To give my card lots of sparkle and shine I brushed "Star Dust" stickles on my background layer (embossed with Cuttlebug "Snow Flurry" folder) and the flurry die cut with an old paint brush.  I had to put my layer under a book to flatten it out after it dried, since Stickles is a wet application, it warped it a little.

Be sure to clean your brush afterwards, Stickles is a glue product.  I picked up a great tip years ago when I painted with acrylic paints.  I bar of Ivory soap works great to clean your craft brushes.

To top it off, I  applied some snow drops with "White Blizzard" Nuvo Glitter Drops.

Challenges:
CHNC Christmas Challenge Extra


Don't forget that it's Christmas in July at Bugaboo Stamps, all images are 50% off this month.

Bugaboo Store

Thanks for stopping by and check the challenge blog  for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration.  Come on back and see what I create with Jodie's wonderful images so you too, can "Catch the Bug".  

Happy Craftin!


Friday, July 14, 2017

Freebie Friday - Bugaboo Stamps

It's friday and time for another Freebie at the Bugaboo Store.    This weeks image is this adorable big bonnet girl decorating her tree.


This image is much too detailed to print small, so I chose to print her out larger.  This image would be perfect for a card with no layers.

Challenges:

Don't forget that it's Christmas in July at Bugaboo Stamps, all images are 50% off this month.

Bugaboo Store
The week long Christmas in July Celebration begins on the 15th and lasts all week long. There will be lots of inspiration and prizes.  

Thanks for stopping by and check the challenge blog  for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration.  Come on back and see what I create with Jodie's wonderful images so you too, can "Catch the Bug".  

Happy Craftin!