Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Catch The Bug: Annual Birthday Bash...Wednesday Make Us Laugh..


Hey,

I am back again today playing along with the Catch The Bug Annual Birthday Bash.


Today we have a make us laugh challenge..

I love the Birthday Monster Present image and paired with the great sentiment by Unity Stamp Co it made me laugh a lot.

It kind of reminds me of my Hubby when he is trying to wrap gifts :)

This card was super simple to make, I coloured the image and mounted it onto a die-cut blue mat and added the sentiment banner and stamp.


Pop over to Catch The Bug to see what the rest of the DT have made.

Want play along?
HOW TO PLAY: Enter up to 3 times using a project made with the bingo grid. If you use a Bugaboo Image, you could WIN 10, 7 or 4 Bugaboo Images of your choice. We LOVE to see what you do with your Bugaboos! If you NEED a Bugaboo Stamp to use, head on over to the store and get the Friday Freebie! If you have a wonderful NON-Bugaboo Image you'd like to use, you’ll be eligible for 7 or 4 Bugaboo Stamps Images of your choice if you’re one of our winners! All entries must be new and follow the sketch.
You have until 6 am Sunday, January 20, 2019 to join the sketchy fun go over to Catch The Bug to link up your project.

Cx

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Retro Rubber Challenge #102... Black and White...

Hey,

Welcome to the first Retro Rubber challenge of 2019.

I'm excited to be back and I hope you are.

Sadly we said goodbye to Donna over the break, we will miss her amazing cards and fun personality.

This time we have a black and white challenge..


I instantly knew I wanted to use my fave Heidi Swapp stencil to create stripes for this card. And I could not resist adding a little black & white monster. I had to add googly eyes to all of his eyes!!

I love the monsters by Your Next Stamp and this one is from their 'Silly Monsters', set that I have had since 2016.

I stamped the sentiment, also from the set onto a white stripe.

LOVE how this came out, b&w can be so very impactful.

Show us your black and white creations and pop over to Retro Rubber and get inspired by the things the DT have made.

Challenge ends January 25th.

Don't forget to tell us the age of your stamp, that is part of the fun of our challenge and please only enter 10 challenges including Retro Rubber.

Cx

Catch The Bug: Annual Birthday Bash.. Tuesday Bingo...


Hey,

I am back again today playing along with the Catch The Bug Annual Birthday Bash.


Today we have a great bingo challenge for you..


I decided to use the Monster 3 stamp on my card and I chose the top row - Die Cut/Sentiment/Texture.

I have some Sizzix embossing diffusers, essentially it means when you emboss you can mask of parts of your paper and only emboss certain areas. Cool right?

I used a circle diffuser and a Sizzix large dots embossing folder and got that great focused texture you can see on my card.

I die-cut the teal embossed panel with a stitched rectangle panel and I added my fussy cut monster to it.

The sentiment made me smile and I thought it was perfect for a 3 headed monster.

Love the simplicity of this card and the bright colours.

Pop over to Catch The Bug to see what the rest of the DT have made.

Want play along?
HOW TO PLAY: Enter up to 3 times using a project made with the bingo grid. If you use a Bugaboo Image, you could WIN 10, 7 or 4 Bugaboo Images of your choice. We LOVE to see what you do with your Bugaboos! If you NEED a Bugaboo Stamp to use, head on over to the store and get the Friday Freebie! If you have a wonderful NON-Bugaboo Image you'd like to use, you’ll be eligible for 7 or 4 Bugaboo Stamps Images of your choice if you’re one of our winners! All entries must be new and follow the sketch.
You have until 6 am Sunday, January 20, 2019 to join the sketchy fun go over to Catch The Bug to link up your project.

Cx

Monday, January 14, 2019

Addicted to CAS: Snowflake..


Hey,

So I thought I'd play along with a challenge tonight.. and I was looking at some of my faves and this popped up over at Addicted to CAS..


Just so happens I had a gorgeous Penny Black Snowflake die sitting on my desk :)

I thought it would make a great CAS card for a friend.

I die-cut the snowflakes (there are x2 pieces to the die) out of scraps of gold paper. The black background was die-cut using a stitched rectangle die and the card blank was a lucky find in my stash, it's a bronze/gold-ish colour. WHOOP!!

I stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp 'Four Seasons Saying' using Versamark embossing ink and used gold Pearl-Ex over the top (still learning, hence the shimmer in the photo!). I then die-cut it out using a tag die.

Once I had affixed the snowflakes and the tag together, I punched a hole and tied it all together with a piece of gold thread.

I love how simple and impactful my card is and it was a great way to use a Snowflake not on a Christmas card.

Cx


Catch The Bug: Annual Birthday Bash... Anything but a Card..


Hey,

Happy Monday.

I am back again with another project for the Catch The Bug Annual Birthday Bash.


As it is Monday, today we are asking you to make anything but a card..



I made a fun little bookmark for my journal / notebook.

I used the Monster Pocket stamp (not currently available in the store), I've had this stamp for ages and I use it a lot.

I coloured and fussy cut the stamp and then attached it to a strip of paper, so that it can slot into my journal / notebook

Super easy to do and it's really useful, as I can go straight to the page I need each day.

Pop over to Catch The Bug to see what the rest of the DT have made.

Want play along?
HOW TO PLAY: Enter up to 3 times with a non-card project. If you use a Bugaboo Image, you could WIN 10, 7 or 4 Bugaboo Images of your choice. We LOVE to see what you do with your Bugaboos! If you NEED a Bugaboo Stamp to use, head on over to the store and get the Friday Freebie! If you have a wonderful NON-Bugaboo Image you'd like to use, you’ll be eligible for 7 or 4 Bugaboo Stamps Images of your choice if you’re one of our winners! All entries must be new and follow the sketch.
You have until 6 am Sunday, January 20, 2019 to join the sketchy fun go over to Catch The Bug to link up your project.

Cx

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Catch The Bug: Annual Birthday Bash - Sketch Sunday...


Hey,

I am back again today playing along with the Catch The Bug Annual Birthday Bash.


Today we have a sketch for you.


I decided to use the Birthday Monster Balloon stamp on my card.

I coloured the stamp first and used the colours to inform my colour palette.

I used scraps of spotty orange papers and a green scrap to fit the sketch. The sentiment is from a great set by Create a Smile.

To finish my card, I added 3 green pearls.

I love this cute little Balloon Monster card.

Pop over to Catch The Bug to see what the rest of the DT have made.

Want play along?
HOW TO PLAY: Enter up to 3 times using the sketch above. If you use a Bugaboo Image, you could WIN 10, 7 or 4 Bugaboo Images of your choice. We LOVE to see what you do with your Bugaboos! If you NEED a Bugaboo Stamp to use, head on over to the store and get the Friday Freebie! If you have a wonderful NON-Bugaboo Image you'd like to use, you’ll be eligible for 7 or 4 Bugaboo Stamps Images of your choice if you’re one of our winners! All entries must be new and follow the sketch.
You have until 6 am Sunday, January 20, 2019 to join the sketchy fun go over to Catch The Bug to link up your project.

Cx


Saturday, January 12, 2019

Sketch Saturday #546 meets Bugaboo..


Hey,

Today's post is a lot of fun.

I am combining my DT challenges - whoop!

Sketch Saturday obviously have a sketch for you - the sponsor this week just happens to be Bugaboo..

Here's the Sketch...


Over at Catch The Bug we are kicking off our Annual Birthday bash and this year it's all about the MONSTERS!!! You know I love Monsters.


I'm using the Freebie Friday Monster from yesterday.

I coloured this awesome Monster using Promarkers and die-cut the white panel with a stitched square die. I added a coloured mat and then found some superb yellow heart paper in my stash that JT gave me a million years ago..

I stamped and die-cut the sentiment using a banner die and added a giant piece of bling.

I love the bright cheery nature of this card.

Want play along?
HOW TO PLAY: Enter up to 3 times. If you use a Bugaboo Image, you could WIN 10, 7 or 4 Bugaboo Images of your choice. We LOVE to see what you do with your Bugaboos! If you NEED a Bugaboo Stamp to use, head on over to the store and get the Friday Freebie! If you have a wonderful NON-Bugaboo Image you'd like to use, you’ll be eligible for 7 or 4 Bugaboo Stamps Images of your choice if you’re one of our winners! All entries must be new and follow the sketch.
You have until 6 am Sunday, January 20, 2019 to join the sketchy fun go over to Catch The Bug to link up your project.

If you want to join in the Sketch Saturday fun, go over to Sketch Saturday and see what the rest of the DT have made and link up your project. Challenge ends Friday 18th January 7pm GMT / 2pm EST.

Cx



Monday, January 7, 2019

Catch The Bug: Anything But a Card...


Hey,

Happy Monday to you.

It has been a hard weekend for Hubby and I, as we had to put our beloved Boscat to sleep on Friday. We are a bit of a mess, to be honest, but time will heal us. She was 13 and we know that she is better off, it just never feels like that!

It is a welcome distraction to have work and my blog to thing about.

Today I am with the Catch The Bug team for the Monday ABC post.


I love elaborate gift wrap and thBirthday Cake Tag stamp is one of my all time faves and I thought it would work really well with this little gift for a friend

I coloured the image, using Promarkers and die-cut it using a stitched circle die. Punched a hole and added a little piece of ribbon.

I hope my little tag gives you some inspiration of how to use the Bugaboo images in different ways.

Go over to the Catch The Bug blog and check out the rest of the DT makes.

Cx

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Oh Heck!...


Hey,

Happy Saturday,

It's been a short work week, but a long personal one.

Boscat is rather unwell and it's really stressful for Hubby and I, especially Hubby as she is the kitten he always wanted and they really bonded over the last 13 years.

I thought it would be nice to share a card I made for a friend. I forgot her birthday and she is totally a 'oh heck' kinda gal. I normally use a Simon Says Stamp 'Oh Ship' stamp for belated birthday cards, but I found this little beauty at Michael's and it made me smile.

The border is a stencil by The Crafters Workshop..I love it and I've played with it a lot.

A simple card but impactful.

This weekend Hubby and I will be watching wildcard games and hanging with Boscat and I bought a new unit for the craft room, so I will be slowly assembling that and transferring stuff into it (hopefully).

Cx

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Welcome to 2019 and a Playdate...


Hey,

Welcome to 2019!

I hope you had a great end to 2018.

Whilst JT and I were on Christmas break, we managed a pretty epic playdate. We pretty much used most of the Black Friday challenge NBUS and any other NBUS we had lying around.

I'm super pleased with my output..

The main photo are some of my Christmas thank you cards. I used new Lil Inker monsters (Monsters Ink) and a new spiral die by Sizzix that JT gave me as part of our annual $20 challenge.

I love these, they look really good and were super simple to make.

Next up some Tim Holtz magic.. this set comes with the man stamp and the harlequin stencil... a super quick way to make some male oriented cards.


Two randoms - the cake is a CASE of my own card because I love it and the fish card I made because I got these Hero Arts stamps on super bargain sale and I wanted to have a play. The background behind the aperture was stamped using Neat and Tangled stamps.


Last up is a card that I hadn't finished yet (it is now finished and posted and I didn't take a photo..) I have wanted this Unicorn Dreams set by Pink Fresh Studio for ages and finally got it in their BF sale. The flower stamp is by Christine Adolf.


A super productive day and it has given me lots of ideas for the new year..

Back to work tomorrow after a 10 day break - ugh.

Cx