Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Oh Joy! It's your birthday - Catch the bug Humor

Wednesday October 18, 2017
 
Welcome to Wednesday at Catch the bug where it's HUMOR Wednesday. 
 
 
Today October 18th is National Chocolate Cupcake Day.. woo hoo who doesn't love this day. Go out and get a chocolate cupcake.. I think I will..
 I am using the Bugaboo image called Pig cupcake  This little pig is like me.. can't have just one cupcake. He's got a collection of chocolate cupcakes.. I had to make one lemon cause I love lemon.  Check out the cute balloon tied to it's tail.. I embossed the My Favorite Things sentiment and added a bit of twine and some bling.  
 
Challenges:
Craft rocket #42 - birthday or pretty pink
Allsorts wk. 437 - think pink
Crazy 4 challenges #407 - dessert day
Sweet stampin - sparkle and shine
A gem of a challenge #205 - spots/stripes or Halloween
A bit more time to craft #54 - anything goes
Creative craft cottage #97 - pink for breast cancer
Creatalicious #125 - anything goes/opt. Halloween

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Herd you had a birthday - Inspiration Destination #136

Wednesday October 18-31, 2017
 
Welcome to another two week challenge at
 Inspiration Destination #136
We have a different theme this challenge ---
 EASEL cards
U-Tube has some great videos.. what's where I went cause it's been awhile since I've made one.. Have fun
 


For my card I used mostly My Favorite Things images. I did use Mama Elephant bird.. the one I colored blue. 

It was fun creating this cute scene. I started with the background and Ranger inks and did some color layering to get the ground, grass and sky. I didn't want the sky all one color so I have some lighter areas so it looks like clouds way up in the sky.  I black heat embossed the images and then colored with Zig markers.. I am really liking working with them and the blending is so easy and fun.  I then wanted to figure out the inside of the card so I found some shiplap... LOL and added it to the inside. I stamped the sentiment of a separate piece of the wood grain and used foam tape to adhere it..that way it gave the front panel something to hold it up. I then laid out the front of the card and some images are on foam some are just adhered straight down to the base. The left over pieces I added to the inside.  This is so cute and funny.



Showing the card open and the front animal piece is stopped and held open by the sentiment piece.

 
This is a better view of the sentiment area

Challenges:
Addicted to stamps #155 - flowers
A bit more time to craft #54 - anything goes
Use your stuff #284 - pumpkin spice/orange
Creatalicious #125 - anything goes/opt. Halloween
Artistic inspirations #188 - anything goes

BOO - Pause Dream Enjoy #195

Wednesday October 18, 2017
 
Welcome to another challenge at Pause Dream Enjoy #195
 
The Orange team has chosen   SPOOKY CUTE    as the theme
 


OMG.. I just by mistake got these two image side by side... I don't know what I did but I have wanted to do this in the past and never could figure how to do it.. I just hope it post ok with out being in the side bar area.. I might need to correct after it's posted..

Anyhow again in my Halloween box of wooden stamp I found this spooky but cute stamp set. by Hook line and inkers..
I used the My Favorite Things dome die and I used very little copic ink on the image. I wanted them to stay Ghost white..
I added the banners using a Tech. Tues die and used YNS "B" from my alphabet can of die letters. I then added some google eyes for the "OO" part.. I thought the background needed more cuteness.. so I added more google eyes to different circles.  You can see it better in the close up photo..
So lets see you SPOOKY CUTE projects.. I can't wait to see what you create.

Challenges:
That's crafty - get your spook on
A gem of a challenge #205 - spots/stripes or Halloween
Dragonfly journey #103 - Halloween
Come and get it - orange/purple/black
Pile it on #135 - fantasy or cobwebs/spiders
A bit more time to craft #54 - anything goes
Creatalicious #125 - anything goes/opt. Halloween
Use your stuff #284 - pumpkin spice/orange
Cards in envy - Halloween dress up
Make my Monday #57 - Halloween or thank you
Deep ocean #166 - Halloween

Thinking of you - Craftaholics R Us #41

Wednesday October 18, 2017
 
Welcome to another challenge at Craftaholics R Us #41
 
It's the Green Teams turn with a new challenge
Woo hoo it's  ANYTHING GOES
 
 
 
Since it's anything goes and I wanted to try painting again. I used another Simon Says pre stamped on water color paper these images below.. So I used my Mission water color paints and went to work.. OH MY GOSH I love water coloring and bringing the images to life. I am slowly learning and liking what I am doing. I know I have a long ways to go but it's a learning curve.. I've never taken an art class. I've just always loved coloring. I use to have color books and crayons and would color for hours while I grew up. Love it.  I hope I have inspired you to play along and enter your card over at Craftaholics R Us.. ANYTHING GOES challenge.

Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 304-305 - anything goes
Color crazy wk. 41 - anything goes
Inkspirational #145 - one layer card
Addicted to stamps #155 - flowers
A bit more time to craft #54 - anything goes
Creatalicious #125 - anything goes/opt. Halloween
Use your stuff #284 - pumpkin spice/orange

Happy Birthday - Paper Play Sketches

Wednesday October 18, 2017
 
Are you ready for another challenge at
We have a great color challenge
 

These are the great colors for the challenge.
Just in time for Halloween or not.. I chose not but this would be perfect for those Halloween birthdays on Oct. 31st
This is my card using the color challenge. I am not a Halloween person so chose to make a birthday card using the colors. I know I had a friend at work who's birthday was on Oct. 31st. So this would be perfect for that someone.  I really like the way it came out. I used Power poppy stamps, My favorite things dies, washi tape and sequins. I colored the image with copics. The Happy Birthday is embossed with white. I added some Nuvo drops to the presents. If you need more inspiration check out the at Paper Play Sketches. 

Challenges:
A gem of a challenge #205 - spots/stripes or Halloween
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
Dragonfly journey #103 - Halloween
Glitter 'n' sparkle #261 - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #54 - anything goes
Creatalicious #125 - anything goes/opt. Halloween
Use your stuff #284 - pumpkin spice/orange
Deep ocean #166 - Halloween
 

Most wonderful time of the year - Bugaboo new release

Tuesday October 17, 2017
 
Bugaboo has a new release and you can see the fun image
over at the Bugaboo store.
When you have time head over to Catch the bug
and see the design teams creations.
 
 
This is the cute image called "sign it snowman"  I like that there is a large sign board where you can add your own sentiment. I used a Tech. Tuesday stamp set and added the sentiment.. That was just one of many I had.. if you're one of those lucky people that has beautiful penmanship you can write your sentiment. I colored the image with copics and added some fun glitter so that it looked like shine on the snow. I cut the image out with Simon Says wonky die.

Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 304-305 - anything goes
Crimbo crackers #143 - create a scene
Crafty catz #388 - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts #355 - anything goes/opt. stripes
Sweet stampin - sparkle and shine
Glitter 'n' sparkle #261 - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #54 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #179 - anything goes
Creatalicious #125 - anything goes/opt. Halloween

Monday, October 16, 2017

Bible journaling - Lily

Monday October 16, 2017
 
This is another design that Kate had. I traced it onto the bible page and colored with Prismacolored pencils. The verse is in Matthew 6:28  "And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don't work or make their clothing."
 
Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 304-305 - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #54 - anything goes
Creatalicious #125 - anything goes/opt. Halloween
Use your stuff #284 - pumpkin spice/orange