Saturday, September 21, 2019

Cleaning With Vodka

Here we are with another weekly challenge over at Catch The Bug Challenge Blog.  The theme this week is a bingo challenge.  Here is the board:


I went with "Sentiment, Sparkle and Bugaboo Image".  I used the Stella - Clean With Vodka image.  I made this card for my new roommate who loves her vodka and hates cleaning (however, she is doing ok keeping the living areas clean).  I just thought the image was perfect for her...she agreed when I gave it to her, plus she sort of looks like Stella...not meant as an insult.  LOL  I added a die sentiment, the cupcake image came fromt he paper pack that the paper I used came from.


Thanks for looking!

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Celebrate Fall

With all of the fall challenges out there I was inspired to make something "fallish".  I pulled out the perfect paper pack and got to work.  I used a pre-colored image from The Paper Shelter called Autumn Enchantment.  I added soem gems, a word die and then I followed the sketch from Sketch Saturday:


Thanks for looking!
Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) –  Autumn Colors
Always Fun Challenges – Color Inspiration
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge blog (1 entry per person) – Fall Colors
The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) –  Digi image
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– Fall/Autumn + a sentiment
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Fall Colors
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Anything Goes Optional ‘Autumn Colors’
C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 2 entries) – Autumn/Winter
Cards4 Galz (enter up to 3 times) – Autumn/Fall
Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – Anything Goes
Sketch Saturday – (up to 3 entries) SKETCH
Abit more time to craft – Anything Goes
Cute As A Button – Anything Goes
SweetStampers (starts the 10th of every month) – Use a Sentiment

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Find Some Tequila

So, this is a new favorite 'When Life Gives You Lemons" phrase!!  My 50th birthday is fast approaching (Oct 23), so needless to say, taquila isn't as big of a friend as it once was.  LOL  Here we are with a Humor Me Wednesday Challenge.  Did you know that September 21st is International Day of Peace...I'm sure some tequila could bring us all peace, especially when life gives us lemons!!

The image I used for this card is Frame it - JJ - Life Gives You Lemons.  I kept this card very simple by using some fun DP and just added a few gems and a strip of yellow paper.


Thanks for looking!
613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– anything goes/ optional challenge – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (UP TO 3 ENTRIES) – Anything Goes
Cupcake Inspirations (up to 3 entries) –  Blue & Yellow  
Little Red Wagon  Apples and Bananas (Fruit of any kind)
Crafting by Designs – Anything Goes 
Creatalicious Challenges (challenges start the 15th and the last day of the month)– anything goes w/optional ‘Circles”
SweetStampers (starts the 10th of every month) – Use a Sentiment

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Coffee Moment

This is this month's progressive challenge image for Limited Runs.  Well...one of the bears is...I played some and added the coffee (also a Limited Runs image), and adding a second bear (same image).  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.

Thanks for looking!

Brown Sugar Challenge Blog – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries)Anything goes ‘prize from ‘tattered lace’”
A Gem of A Challenge – Anything Goes
Abit more time to craft – Anything Goes
SweetStampers (starts the 10th of every month) – Use a Sentiment
Crafty animals #28 – Always anything ‘animals’ goes

Monday, September 16, 2019

I love books, but love you more

Okay, I love this sentiment so much!  I'm an avid book listener, yes I know I wrote listener.  I love audible; especially the romance package!  Being a crafter I love to take the time most people would spend reading, making cards!  But, I also listen to my books when I'm cleaning, at work,driving, in bed...I find it very relaxing!

This fortnight over at Incy Wincy Designs the challenge theme is "Back To School/Children", we have two great sponsors Little Blue Button and Cute as A Button - fun they both have the word Button in their names!  I decided to play with images from both companies.  I created the sentiment myself and used it on both cards.  I also kept them both very CAS... 

On my first card I used a Little Blue Button image called Student-Sophie.  I just added a few different layers and some gems.  I did put some Glossy Accents onto her eyes, just for a little texture.

For this second card I used an image from Cute As A Button called Nothing Like A Good Book.  I added some gems, I drew the stitching around the entire thing and added some Stickles for the texture.

Thanks for looking!
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)   ALWAYS anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – Anything Goes
A Gem of A Challenge – Anything Goes
Abit more time to craft – Anything Goes
Cute As A Button – Anything Goes
SweetStampers (starts the 10th of every month) – Use a Sentiment
CreativeCraft Cottage (starts the 7th & 21st) – For the Man in your life

Sunday, September 15, 2019

I love my Computer!

Here it is, time for another Stella Says Sketch Challenge over at the Catch The Bug Challenge Blog!  Yay!  This is a fortnightly challenge.  Here is the sketch:
For my card I used the fun loving image called "Love My Computer".  For this card I used two DPs, cookie cutter dies and a large bow.  The sentiment comes with the image.


Thanks for looking!
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (UP TO 3 ENTRIES) – Anything Goes
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Always Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge blog (1 entry per person) – Die and/or Punches
The Crafter’s CafĂ© Challenge Blog (up to 5 entries – only 10 challenges) – School Related
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)   ALWAYS anything goes
Crafting by Designs – Anything Goes 
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog – Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries)Anything goes
A Gem of A Challenge – Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges (challenges start the 15th and the last day of the month)– anything goes w/optional ‘Circles”

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Lazy Days Are Over

Here we are with another weekly challenge over at Catch The Bug Challenge Blog.  The theme this week is "Back To School".  Because I have no kids in school and no one I could make a back to school card for, I tried to keep this make as close to the theme as possible.  This would be great for a teacher returning to work after a summber break.  I used the image called Spring WindowI created my own sentiment to go with it.  I kept this very CAS, added some Glossy Accents to the lady bugs and some black gems to the four corners.


Thanks for looking!
Allsorts Challenge - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash -Dog Days of Summer
Always Fun Challenges - Create A Scene
Crafty Cardmakers - Pearls and/or Gems


Saturday, September 7, 2019

My Fake Plants Died

Here is my make for the Catch The Bug Challenge Blog's weekly challenge for this week.  The challenge theme is week is "Anything Goes".  For my card I used the silly Grumpy Gertrude - Fake Plants image.  The sentiment comes with the image.  For this layout I used two different edge punches.  I added some Glossy Accents to her glasses and watering can.  My finishing touch was the blue bow.


Thanks for looking!
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)   ALWAYS anything goes
Crafting by Designs – Anything Goes 
Cute Card ThursdayAnything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog – Anything Goes

Friday, September 6, 2019

Why wait for senility?

Every Friday at Bugaboo you can pick up a new FREE digi stamp!  This time the freebie is called Butterfly Bear 2.  I colored mine digitally.  I added a frame and drew on some "stitching".  I kept this card VERY clean and simple.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.


Go grab it now, before it is no longer free!!
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– Fall/Autumn + a sentiment
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)   ALWAYS anything goes
Crafting by Designs – Anything Goes 
Cute Card ThursdayAnything Goes
Moving Along With The Times – Things With Wings
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog – Anything Goes

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

To problem with coffee

This image and sentiment is from a retired/closed store called Skipping Stones Designs.  It's a fun acrylic stamp set.  For this card I used the sketch from the current Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.


I added several layers, some flowers, gems and a ribbon.  I used some Glossy Accents on her coffee cup.


Thanks for looking!
Cupcake Inspirations (up to 3 entries) –  food and drink  
Make my Monday #101 – Use Shapes on your card
Tuesday Throwdown – Stripes
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  RUBBER/Clear stamps, no digi stamps
Creatalicious Challenges (challenges start the 15th and the last day of the month)– anything goes w/optional ‘HUMOR”

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

The Early Bird

I forgot to post this one...  This month's Progressive Freebie for Limited Runs has some cute little back to school images, but they can work for "just because" too.  I used two of hte images, the worm and the apple.  I added a googly eye to the worm, just to give it some extra "character".  I made the sentiment.  I added a bow and some gems.


Thanks for looking!
Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) –  Buttons and/or a bow
Use Your Stuff – Back 2 skool
Crafty Cardmakers (only 15 challenges, as many times as you want)– Pearls and/or Gems
Little Red Wagon  Food
The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) –  Back to Skool
C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 2 entries) – Back 2 Skool
SheepSki Designs Challenges Animal Madness

If There Is No Chocolate In Heaven

Every Wednesday Bugaboo tries to release or re-release a new image.  This one is called Ruby-No Chocolate.  Having a man in my life who loves chocolate as much as most of the women I konw, I had to make this card!  LOL  I chose to use some cookie cutter dies to cut out the image.  I used the technique where you have to cut out part of the image in order for the smaller die to fit (I'm sure the technique has a name, I just have no clue what it is called).  I added some fun clud dies as well.  As my finishing touches I added a black bow and some black gems.


Thanks for looking!
Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) –  Buttons and/or a bow
Crafty Cardmakers (only 15 challenges, as many times as you want)– Pearls and/or Gems
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  ATG
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Anything Goes Optional ‘lovely ladies’
Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes    
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries)Feminine
A Gem of A Challenge – Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges (challenges start the 15th and the last day of the month)– anything goes w/optional ‘HUMOR”
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Always Anything Goes

Monday, September 2, 2019

Things With Wings

This fortnight over at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Blog the challenge theme is Things With Wings.  Our sponsor is the fun Oddball Art by Lizzy Love.  The image I got to play with is "Purdy Butterfly"  The sentiment and paper came from the same paper pack.  I added soe butterflies cut from an edge punch (I just like the punch for it's scraps).  I added a couple big dies, some smaller ones and a bow.

Thanks for looking!
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)   ALWAYS anything goes
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Anything Goes Optional ‘lovely ladies’
Moving Along With The Times – Things With Wings
Seize The Birthday (up to 3 entries) – Square Card
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog – Anything Goes
Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes    
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries)Feminine
A Gem of A Challenge – Anything Goes
Creations In Pink (up to 3 entries per month) Anything goes, in pink
Abit more time to craft – Anything Goes

Birthday Gift Card Box

Every Monday over at Catch The Bug Challenge Blog there is the opportunity to see "anything but cards".  For my inspiration I chose to make a gift card box using the sweet image called BUGBRATSCAKE.  I got this super fun die from Stampin' Up that makes this fun box, all I have to do is fold it and glue it...oh, and of course, decorate it!  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.





Thanks for looking!
613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– anything goes/ optional challenge – Anything Goes w/optional “exploding boxes/pop up boxes”
Cupcake Inspirations (up to 3 entries) –  food and drink  
Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) –  Buttons and/or a bow
Crafty Cardmakers (only 15 challenges, as many times as you want)– Pearls and/or Gems
Little Red Wagon  Food
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)   ALWAYS anything goes
Cute Card ThursdayAnything But A Card
SweetStampers (starts the 10th of every month) – Dies and/or Punches

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Cleaning W/Stella

Here is my first Bugaboo post as a Full on Design Team member.  I have a been a Guest for a few months and was invited to stick around!  Yay!!  This card is for the Stella Says Sketch Challenge.  This is a fortnight challenge.  Here is the sketch:

For my card I used the hillarious image called Stella - Clean With Vodka.  Rather can circles I went with squares, since that is how this comes.  I used some fun scallop dies and added a flower, strip of ribbon and three small gems.  I used some Glossy Accents on the bottles, her glasses and her earrings.  I added a touch of Stickles on her hat.


Thanks for looking!
Cupcake Inspirations (up to 3 entries) –  food and drink  
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Always Anything Goes
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Anything Goes Optional ‘lovely ladies’
Crafting by Designs – Anything Goes 
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog – Anything Goes
Simply Create Too (enter up to 3 times) – Anything Goes
QKR Stampede (enter up to 3 times) –  Always Anything Goes     
Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes    
Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries)Feminine
A Gem of A Challenge – Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges (challenges start the 15th and the last day of the month)– anything goes w/optional ‘HUMOR”
Abit more time to craft – Anything Goes
SweetStampers (starts the 10th of every month) – Dies and/or Punches