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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Outlawz July 2017 Challenge - 'Dog' by Anne Fenton.

Outlawz Progressive Challenge July 2017
Outlawz Progressive Challenge -  July 2017   -Dog card
The image for the month of July is  Dog by Anne Fenton.

The design is from Bugaboo's Stella Says Sketch challenge #512 for July.
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I coloured the dog with Prismacolor Markers and gave him a slightly clouded sky and   muddy ground. He just looked liked he would be be one of those  dogs that cannot resist a mud puddle. My card needed a bit of colour so colored the ball green  and the woof sentiment  was die cut from a piece of green scrap paper. The left hand border is from a Recollections paper pad titled 'Vintage Country'. The die cut scalloped type border is from Spellbinders 'Ironwork Accents' die set. 

Challenges
1. Outlawz Progressive Challenge July 2017
2. Stella Says Sketch challenge #512
3. Making Memories #7 Anything Goes/Anything but Square
4. Digi Choosday Crafting Week 29 Anything Goes
5. Through the Craftrooom Door challenge July 19 -July 24

Friday, July 21, 2017

Bugaboo Christmas in July 2017 Day 7

Bugaboo's Christmas in July 2017 Day 7 - final day of the week long challenge over at Catch the Bug. The challenge is :
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The wonderful image is todays digital  Friday Freebie at Bugaboo.  Hurry over and download it.

I choose white and black for the card base/ background and embossed the white with Stampin' Up's Decorative Dots embossing folder. The reindeer & birdie were coloured with Prismacolor markers.  My pop of colour was cherry cobbler and the sparkle was created with rhinestones snowflake centers.The Merry Christmas sentiment is
 from Elizabeth Craft design #745 -Merry Christmas .

Challenge:
1. Catch the Bug Christmas in July Day 7 Recipe Challenge
2. Crafting with Friends:Challenge 48 Anything Goes
3. Cut it Up: Challenge#126 must include a die cut: my Merry Christmas is die cut as is the image frame
4. Winter Wonderfland:  use a digi stamp
5. Simply Papercraft:  #48Anything Goes
6. Crafting with an Attitude: Challenge 29 Anything Goes
7. Aud Sentiments:#184 Christmas in July 
8. Christmas at Sweet Stampin:  July - Anything Christmas Goes

Bugaboo Christmas in July 2017 Day 6 Colour Challenge

Bugaboo  'Catch the Bug' Christmas in July 2017 Challenge  Day 6 Colour Challenge. Here is my interpretation of the colour challenge.  I used the following:
Image: Bugaboo digital stamp 'Elf 003 Digi Stamp'
Sentiment: Stampin' Up 'Sassy Salutations'
Snowflakes: Impression Obsession DIE024-X
Border Die: Martha Stewart

Challenges
1. Catch the Bug: Christmas in July Day 6 Colour Challenge
2. Aud Sentiments: Christmas in July
3. Cards 4 Galz: #52 Christmas or Winter
4. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 425 20th of July Christmas
5. Star in my Pocket: Christmas in July 


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Bugaboo Christmas in July 2017 Day 5 Photo Challenge

Bugaboo  'Catch the Bug' Christmas in July 2017 Challenge  Day 5 Photo Challenge




The inspiration I felt when I saw this photo was to create something that expressed a bit of  how tiresome  winter can be,  the days when  you long for  summer as you watch the snow come down.  I also liked the colours of the umbrella and decided to use them . Hope you see a bit of humour in my interpretation. These little bird's look like they could use some relief from it all :O)! Been there, know the feeling.

Card  Details:
Image: Bugaboo's'Winter Birds on a Limb'
Sentiment: Stampin' Up's rubber stamp set 'Snowflakes'
(Warm Winter Wishes) and a hand typed sentiment at the top of the image frame.
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug brand
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers

Enjoy your summer!!  :O)!

Challenges Entered
1. Catch the Bug Challenge Day 5 of Christmas in July 2017 
2. ABC Christmas Challenge: Old and/or New challenge - I used a stamp from Bugaboo I have had for quite sometime  and this is  the first time I have used it , so old and new, at least for me. Old for sure.
3. Crafty Creations:#346  Anything Goes
4. Little Red Wagon Challenge #403 Christmas in July
5. A Snowflakes Promise Challenge #42 : Anything Goes
6. Deep Ocean Challenge: #159 Christmas in July
7. Digi Chooseday:  WK 29 Anything Goes
8. Creates and Makes Challenge Blog: #13Anything Goes with Option create a Sentiment (see sentiment at top left corner tucked under the image frame)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Bugaboo Christmas in July 2017 Day 4 Bingo Challenge


 Day four of Bugaboo's Catch the Bug 's Christmas in July Challenge 2017 -  Bingo  

I choose the vertical line of sparkly, sentiment & embossing.

I have added a close up of the image to show the sparkle  better.The black background does not readily show the embossing but if you look closely it is there.

Card Details:
Image: Squigglefly Digital Stamps ( shop closed)
Sentiment: Memory Box letters
Die Cuts: large snowflake-Impression Obsession ;  Spellbinders standard circles, & scalloped circles
Background Embossing folder: - unknown
Sparkle: Ranger Stickles 'Diamond'

Challenges:
1. Catch the Bug Challenge Day 4 - Bingo
2. A Bit More Time to Craft: #48 Anything Goes
3. A Perfect Time to Craft: Open Challenge  July
4. Christmas Cards all Year Long: July Anything Goes
5. Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes

Monday, July 17, 2017

Bugaboo Christmas in July 2017 Day 3 - Gift Wrapping








 
Day three of Bugaboo's Catch the Bug Challenge Blog Christmas in July 2017 -  Gift Wrapping, and the Challenge is create something to wrap up a gift in non traditional colours.

Inspiration  - Dawn Frost, just loved her paper bag and tag.  All the projects from the DT were wonderful.

Image: Bugaboo's image 'Noel Birds
Paper Bag
Papers: Stampin Up's whisper white, early espresso and kraft papers from Michaels
Stamps: Stampin Up's snowflakes/sentiments from various sets
Inks: Stampin Up's Early Espresso and Memento black
Markers: Prismacolors & Copics
White snowflake: die cut
Ribbon: Cork Ribbon

Challenges entered:
1. Catch the Bug Challenge Day 3:  Wrap it Up with a Twist - Anything but a Card
2. Hiding in my Craftroom Challenge #309 Christmas in July
3. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas  Challenge #342
4. Di's Digis & Designs: Christmas in July
5. Making Memories:Challenge 7 Anything Goes, Anything but a Square
6. Whoopsi Daisy Digi and CD challenge: Christmas in July

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #193 Lots of Layers



Chanya is hosting our challenge and the theme is 'Lots of Layers' .  As usual anything you wish to enter is fine, a card,  scrapbook layout,  mixed media piece,  some home decor, as long it has lots of layers to match the theme.     Hope to see you join in the fun.

I used a QKR image (digi7704 Ride ,em Cowboy) , a Doodle Pantry sentiment (Howdy) and a pair of cowboy boots .Note Doodle Pantry is closed, images no longer available. The background was dry embossed with Stampin' Up's  'Pinewood Planks'
 embossing folder and topped with  a strip from a Martha Stewart punch, Grand total of seven layers.

Challenges entered.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Bugaboo Christmas in July 2017 Day 2 Sketch Challenge


Bugaboo's 'Catch the Bug' Christmas in July 2017 Challenge Day 2 - Sketch

Today I choose the wonderful Bugaboo digital stamp 'xmas trio block' for my image I could not find in in their current shop, so maybe it has not been transferred yet from their old one. I made the Santa dimensional  by  printing the digi twice, colouring the Santa on one,  cutting  it out,  and popping  it up over the other one.   The sentiment is an old one from a  ticket stamp set  I have  from Whimsy Stamps. I taped off the unwanted  lines . inked it up, removed the paper and stamped the sentiment. The snowflakes are from Martha Stewart punches and the smallest ones are from a old punch I bought at Michaels.

Challenges:
1.Catch the Bug Day 2 - Sketch Challenge
2. Weekly Christmas Card Challenge: CCC17 Create a holiday or Christmas Card
3 Christmas at Sweet Stampin: July AnythingChristmas Goes
4. Christmas Cards All Year Long: July - Anything Goes
5. Creative Moments: Challenge 122 Anything Goes with optional twist -'Christmas in July'
6. The Holly and the Ivy Christmas Challenge #10  Anything Christmas Goes
7. A Snowflakes Promise: Challenge 42 Anything Goes
8. A Dragonflies Journey: Christmas in July

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Bugaboo Christmas in July 2017 - Make it Sparkle & Shine - Day 1

Bugaboo's Christmas in July 2017 has started  today July 15th and the challenge is to create a project with 'Make it Sparkle & Shine' as the theme. For all the rules go to 'Catch the Bug' Challenge Blog. Does not have to be a Bugaboo image  but the Bugaboo Friday Freebie of the week is the one I used.

Card Details:
Stamp - digital:  Fancy Sunbonnet Christmas tree by Bugaboo.https://bugaboostamps.com/
Colour Medium: Copics and Prisma Color Markers
Ribbon. From a friend - bought at Michael's
Cardstock: Stampin' Up
Snowflake: white one from stash and the little red on top of it
 was  from a Martha Stewart Punch Other: Stickles - 'Diamond'  added to the background embossed paper &  Red added to the Christmas balls on the tree
Half Pearls: tiny blue half pearls added to the white background
Die Cut: inverted squares

Challenges entered:
1. Catch the Bug: Day One - theme: Make it Sparkle & Shine:
2. Crafty Calendar: Anything Goes July Challenge
3. Creative Moments Challenge: Challenge #122 Anything GOes with a twist of "Christmas in July'
4. Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge  #342 Anythings Goes  with optional twist use a die cut
5. Digidesign Challenge Blog:  Christmas in July 
6. Sweet Stampin:Christmas in July
7. Crafting with Frienda: #47 Anything Goes

Monday, July 3, 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 192 - Tic, Tac, Toe


Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #192 -  Tic, Tac, Toe

        Marlene  is hosting our challenge today and the theme is Tic, Tac, Toe.


As usual anything you enter is fine , a card, a scrap layout, a mixed media piece, some home decor,  as long as it matches the theme. I choose the line  of Gem or Pearls, Stamp or Digi, and Die Cuts 

The card stock is Stampin' Up's,  the designer paper is from 'DCWV  The Princess Stack' and the doily  is a Marianne Designs die.The image and sentiment are from a Doodle Pantry  set called 'Quirky Stork' (no longer available). The other die cuts are   Spellbinders  deckled rectangles,\ and  scalloped circles;

Misc.:  red rhinestones, white half pearl, small red half pearl, little pale pink bow

Challenges:



Saturday, July 1, 2017

Drink Wine

Aaah wine, one of natures's delights. This card is for a wonderful step daughter's upcoming birthday.

Cardstock: Stampin Up's  Cherry Cobbler, whisper white
Design Paper: Bo Bunny Aryis's Garden
Embossing Folder: Stampin Up's 'Elegant Dots'
Digital Image: Bugaboo's  'I Only Drink Wine on Days that end in 'Y'
Border Punch; Martha Stewart
Die Cuts: Marianne design (LR0110 & ?) for the flower
Other: red stick on's

Challenges.
1. Catch the Bug Sketch Challenge: #511 June
2. Brown Sugar Challenge: #257 Anything Goes
3. Crafting With Friends: Challenge #46
4. Colour Crazy Craft Challenge: Week 26- Anything Goes
5. Jo's Scrap Shack: FFC #195 Anything Goes
6. Kitty Bee Designs #98 Girly Cards
7. Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge: wk 26 Anything Goes
8. Simply Papercraft:  Challenge 48 Anything Goes