Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Happy Halloween Sentiment- Bugaboo - NR

It is New Release  Day at Bugaboo Stamps and this is my card interpretation for their new adorable image called BUGHWEENSENT- Halloween Sentiment.. This wonderful image by Bugaboo Stamps is perfect for creating cards or projects for the younger 'trick & treaters'. It is not scary, just looks like fun and  both young and old can enjoy it.

You can check out the new release at Catch the Bug  and see other interpretations of this fab image. All new release images are 50% off for week of the new release. The little poem at the bottom right is not part of the set but a Rubbernecker (rubber)  stamp . The leaf accessory is an older rubber stamp from Stampin' Up called Autumn Splendor. I added a few more accessories  (ribbon & half pearls) to complete the card. The paper is all Stampin' UP.

If the verse is hard to read it is as follows (Rubberneck stamp):
 When black cats prowl
 and pumpkins flicker
 to get to the treats
 you must be quicker


Monday, October 17, 2016

Halloween Layout

#175 Things that go Bump in the Night: a new challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and  this time  we are asking for something Halloween. It does not have to be a card , it can be anything you want, just as long as it matches  the challenge theme. I choose to do a page  for my son's Halloween scrapbook. I decided quite a while ago to update his Halloween  scrapbook from  pictures pasted on some cardstock to something more  eye pleasing. In this case the only items retained from that page are the photo and the white ghost sentiment.. I am a little behind in this I must say!

The solid papers are Stampin' Up's and the Halloween paper is ??, (bought long ago and I cannot remember). The embellishments are also a happy  puzzle, all I know is the chipboard tag is from  a Graphics 45 tag package and the Halloween spider web border  is a Martha Stewart  punch ,

1.  Dragonfly Journeys - Challenge #77 -  Trick or Treat
2. One Stitch at a Time: #273 Anything Goes with  Halloween Colours
3. Crafty Calendar October Challenge - Halloween
4. Simply Create Too - Challenge #120 Halloween
5. Simply Papercraft: #38 Anything Goes

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Spider Web Happy Halloween


 The challenge this Saturday over at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug challenges is "BINGO". Always a favourite of mine, takes some of the stress out of deciding what to create :O)! Did try to make it masculine to some degree (not required for the Bugaboo challenge).

I chose the bottom line - Sentiment, Halloween Theme &, Button for my card.
The stamp is titled 'Silhouette - Happy Halloween Circle' and contains both the sentiment and the image and captures the essence of the theme.
Do come and join the fun, just go here.

Dies: CuttleBug- Provo Craft (large Bat), Memory Box Grapevine Border
Other: button with ribbon from stash , small silver rhinestones 
Paper: Stampin' Up

Monday, October 10, 2016

Bugaboo Anything But a Card - Halloween/Fall Trio

 ' Anything But a Card day at Bugaboo Stamp's 'Catch the Bug' Challenge' .   I spent Thanksgiving with  my two sisters and their families this year. First thanksgiving without my son  and second without my  late husband. . My son is  spending  this Thanksgiving with his wife's family. Only fair, I had him last year.We live in two different cities so may have passed him on highway lol!

These are just fun little name plates for the Thanksgiving Dinner, but the little ones enjoyed them. My sister asked that I make them so here they are. I used the following supplies:

Stamp: Bugaboo's Fall trio
Paper:  Stampin Up
Embossing Folder
Coloured with: Prismacolor Markers
Tags: 'Poppy Stamps 'Stitched Main Street Tags'
Dies. Stand Circle Dies -Spellbinders
other: Brown half pearls

1. Crafting with an Attitude: Challenge 20: Anything Goes
2. Crafty Girls Creations: Challenge #27 Anything Goes
3. Little Miss Muffet Challenge: Anything Goes
4 .Decorate to Celebrate: challenge 20 Anything Goes
5. Angie's Digital Stamps CH. #2 Anything Goes/Optional twist Halloween
6. Allsorts challenge : week 384 colours  of Autumn
7. Scrapper's Delight #60 Anything Goes
8. Sweet Stampin :Autumn

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness, is there anyone amongst us who has not dealt with breast cancer? It could have been your Grandmother, Mother, Aunt, cousin ,girlfriend or co-worker, even men can get  breast cancer. It is amongst us and it is a killer.  Be aware, be sure to have regular check ups! 

This Saturday's (Oct. 8th)  'Catch the Bug' challenge is Breast Cancer Awareness.  Hope to see you there!  

Stamp: Cover a Card rubber stamp used to add dots to the banners.
Digital Stamp & Sentiment: Bugaboo's  'Some Support - How You Holding Up'
Die Cuts:Stampin Up 'Banners', Spellbinders Circles and Scalloped Circles
Punch: Stampin Up border punch,  EK Success small flower punch
Other: thin pink ribbon and brown half pearls
Paper: Stampin Up  and the patterned paper from stash

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Bugaboo OBG- Card for Small Boy

Bugaboo  Stamps
Catch the Bug Challenge 'Oldie but a Goodie'

Time for the Thursday challenge 'OBG' over at Catch the Bug. I used their delightful digital stamp 'AKV Army Truck' which I think  is adorable. The recipient of this card had a great grandfather (recently passed) whose career was in the Canadian Armed Forces. I am sure he would have been delighted to see this card.

I kept the card pretty basic with just some twine and brown ribbon as accents. The sentiment is my own hand written one, and the  tag is from a MARVY punch.
I cut a cloud from  scrap paper to give the sky some interest. The image was coloured with pro markers and some copics. I used an embossing folder for the image background. called Seaside (Stampin UP Textured Impressions).

1. Crafting by Designs: October Anything Goes
2. Creative Moments: challenge 103 Anything Goes
3. Inspiration Destination: #106 Anything Goes
4. Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: Wonderful Wednesday Anything Goes
5. Crafty Sentiments Designs: anything Goes
6. Sunny Day Crafting  Challenge: #17 Always Anything Goes
7. Artistic  Impressions: #164 Anything Goes
8. Crafting From the Heart: #130 Anything Goes

Monday, October 3, 2016

Old Guys Rule

Crafty Cardmakers new challenge for this  fortnight is 'Birthday'. You can create anything you like; card, tags, etc as long as it meets the challenge theme and you do NOT enter it into more than 15  other challenges. Have fun and create!

My choice was to create a card celebrating a 76th Birthday  with a wee bit of humour. The digital image is Old Buzzard from QKR Stampede and I coloured it with Prismacolor markers.  The sentiment was created in Word using the familiar Old Guys Rule saying. I added the twine, button, rhinestone and  brad as a finishing touch. The bare branch is a from a Memory Box  die titled 'Woodland Branch'.  Hope you like :O)!

Won QKR Stampede challenge

1. A Bit More Time to Craft: #29 Anything Goes
2. Crafts and Me Challenge: October Challenge
3.Crafts Galore Encore Challenge: Anything Goes October
4.Aud Sentiments: #165 Anything Goes plus sentiment
5. Creative Craft Cottage: #72 Anything Goes
6. CCC Digi Creations:#58 Anything Goes
7. QKR Stampede Challenge #211 Cut it Up (used my scissors and Spellbinger Circle die)
8. Oddball Art Stamps by Lizzy Love: Circles