Friday, April 3, 2020

Ladybug Bunny -- for Bugaboo Stamps

It's Friday, it's Friday! It's Freebie Friday at Bugaboo Stamps. Every Friday, there's a new freebie.  You'll find it in the Bugaboo Stamps Store

Today's freebie is Ladybug Bunny.  It is adorable, and perfect for spring or Easter -- or both! 



I had so much fun coloring this great Ladybug Bunny! I used Copic markers on this, then used 2 Spellbinders dies to cut it out and back it. The designer papers are from We Are 3 Digital Shop. They are both from the Ladybug Lace Too Collection. The glimmer trim is from Close To My Heart.

This Ladybug Bunny will be available for free for 1 week in the Bugaboo Store.  You can see what the other talented Bugaboo designers created with it by going over to Catch the Bug Blog. Enter tomorrow's challenge, and you could win more Bugaboo Stamps images! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- April Linky Party
QKR Stampede -- ATG
2 Crafty Critter Crazies -- ATG with a critter
Crafty Animals Challenge -- ATG with an animal
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends -- ATG
Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge -- April 1 - 14
Outlawz Festive Fridays-  Easter

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

A Happy Hello -- For SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog

It's April 1st, and it's time for a new challenge at SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog.  Challenges start at the beginning of the month, and run the whole month through. This month, the theme is, "Show us Your Wings".

I've been wanting to color up the darling Flump n Tic image, found in the SheepSki Designs Etsy Shop

Here's what I created:



I colored Flump n Tic with Copic markers.  I made that bird extra bright so it would show up for the wings theme of this challenge, then I added a butterfly for good measure!

The elephant papers were found at AMB Illustrations.  I cut the center step card out on my Silhouette Cameo from a file I found in the Silhouette Design Store. I computer generated the sentiment. 

I hope you can join us this month for the SheepSki Designs Show us Your Wings Challenge.  I'd love to see your creations!



I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Twisted Thursday -- ATG
QKR Stampede -- ATG
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG
Polkadoodles -- ATG
2 Crafty Critter Crazies -- ATG with a critter
Crafty Animals -- ATG with an animal

The Earth Giggles in Flowers -- for All Dressed Up Stamps

April 1, the start of a new month, and the start of a new challenge in the All Dressed Up Facebook Group!  You'll find an album there with this month's theme of "Die Cuts &/or Punches".  I hardly ever use punches anymore, in fact I've gotten rid of most of them that I used to have, but dies!  I have hundreds of them and use them on almost every card I make, so this was easy for me!

I fell in love with this new image in the All Dressed Up Stamps Etsy Shop called Spring Has Sprung.  She is perfect for this time of year!

Spring Has Sprung was an absolute joy to color with the freckles on her nose and the big bow in her hair.  And, those boots!  I can't forget those boots!  I colored Spring Has Sprung with Copic markers, then used dies to cut her out and back her (by Avery Elle), use a die to cut out the bird, and a die to cut out the watering can (both by Crafter's Companion).

The watercolor looking paper on this card is from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  It is one of the papers in the Watercolor Delight collection. The banner is a printable from We Are 3, found here, and the sentiment, also from We Are 3 Digital Shop, is from the Spring Sentiments collection.

There are 2 challenges each month for All Dressed Up Stamps fans.  There's the Facebook challenge and the blog challenge.  Join in either or both.  I'd love to see your creations! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Try it on Tuesday -- the Beauty of Nature
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends -- ATG
DigiChoosday -- ATG
QKR  Stampede -- ATG
Outlawz Sunday Songs & Rhymes -- Spring Has Sprung
AUD Sentiment -- Spring

It's Your Day - Everyday Purse --for Dies R Us Challenge Blog

I'm so pleased to be sharing that starting today, I am on the Dies R Us Challenge Blog team! My time on the DRU Inspiration team had come to an end, so I'm very happy to have been given a spot on the Dies R Us Challenge team. Challenges are on the 1st and 15th of every month, and they have themes.  You must use at least one metal die from a brand that Dies R Us sells in the Dies R Us Store. A $10 Gift voucher is given away each challenge, and top 3 are awarded.

The challenge that starts today, and runs for the next 2 weeks has the theme of "Anything Goes" (remember to use as least 1 die from a brand that Dies R Us sells).

I recently purchased this Concord & 9th Everyday Purse Die Set, and I am having sooooo much fun with it!  This is what I created for one of my best friends birthdays:

Isn't it darling?  I used designer papers from Crafter's Companion, and some leather looking papers from Tonic Studios.  The Silver Glimmer paper is also from Tonic Studios. The Concord & 9th Everyday Purse set has various options for clasps, tags, and closures.  The possibilities are really endless.  

Here's a picture with a gift card in it to give you a better idea of the size of the Concord & 9th Everyday Purse Die Set.


Supplies from the Dies R Us Store used on this project:



We have some exciting news to share with you.  .Dies R Us now has a sister store with warehouses in the USA and Canada called Didi Crafts 

It will ship to both the US and Canada.  Didi Crafts will carry some of the same products as DRU, but most will be different.  Now our Canadian friends don't have to worry about huge taxes or shipping fees. How great is that!?!

I hope you can join us this next 2 weeks for our "Anything Goes" themed Challenge.  I'd love to see your creations, and you could be the winner of the $10 gift certificate. 
I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Festive Fridays-- Birthday
Outlawz Monday Greetings -- Geometric shapes (more than 4 sides)
D.L. Art -- April Linky Party
TTCRD  -- ATG

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Spring Bird -- a New Release at Bugaboo Stamps

It's Tuesday!  Every Tuesday celebrates a new release or a re-release at Bugaboo Stamps.  Today, we're re-releasing a cutie, Spring Bird, Summer Dress:

I colored Spring Bird with Summer Dress with Copic markers, going with bright, springtime colors.

Papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  They are the Rainbow Skies papers.  The sentiment is a stamp from a company no longer in business, My Pink Stamper.  The butterfly is from Crafter's Companion

Today, over at Catch the Bug Blog, you'll see what the other talented Bugaboo designers made with this cute Spring Bird digi.  It will be available for 1/2 price for a week.  Pick it up in the Bugaboo Shop!  Color it up and enter it in our challenges.  You could win more Bugaboo images! 


I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- March Linky Party
Digichoosday -- ATG
Outlawz Festive Friday -- Spring/Easter

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Flower Tree -- for Bugaboo Stamps

It's Saturday, and it's time for a new challenge at Catch The Bug!  Every Saturday, a new one starts. This week, it's a photo challenge. Of course, with Spring having officially begun, it's a springtime photo.  I'll show you my card first, then the photo I used.

I used an image from the Bugaboo Stamps Store that I thought would work well for inking. That way, I felt, I could best use the colors in the photo. This is Flower Tree:



I blended with several shaded of Spectrum Noir Harmony water reactive inks to achieve this look using ink brushes. 

Here's the photo for this week's Catch the Bug Challenge:


You  can see why I went with the digi I did.  I thought Flower Tree matched the photo really well.

The DP behind the Flower Tree image is from We Are 3 Digital Shop. It is one of the pretty papers in the Garden Dance papers.  The butterfly embellishment has been in my collection for so long I no longer know where I got it.  It wasn't in any packaging. 

The Catch the Bug photo challenge will run for a week.   We always have wonderful prizes you can win, so I hope you join in the fun! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
TTCRD -- ATG
D.L. Art -- March Linky Party
Outlawz Sunday Songs & Rhymes -- Butterflies flapping their wings

Friday, March 27, 2020

Garden Easter Bunny -- for Bugaboo Stamps

It's Friiiii-daaaay!  And it's Freebie Friday at Bugaboo Stamps.  Every. Single. Friday!  You can pick up a freebie!  How many companies do that for their customers?  Week in, week out? Whether you buy anything else or not?  You gotta love Bugaboo Stamps

Today's Freebie is Garden Bunny:



I colored Garden Bunny with Copic markers, then used this week's sketch at Sketch Saturday to jump start my creativity. Here's the sketch:

The papers I used on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  They are the Springtime papers. That cute little die cut watering can is from Crafter's Companion.

The talented designers at Bugaboo Stamps will have many ideas of what to do with this Garden Bunny digi over at Catch the Bug Blog.  Check out the ideas there.  

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday -- week #602
D.L. Art -- March Linky Party
QKR Stampede -- ATG
Crafty Animals-- ATG with an animal
Outlawz Festive Friday -- Easter
AUD Sentiments -- Easter

A Hedgy Hello -- for Colour Crazy Challenge Blog

It's Friday, so there's a new challenge underway at Colour Crazy Challenge Blog.  Every Friday, a new challenge starts, and challenges run for 2 weeks. This week, our challenge is sponsored by Polkadoodles. They have some of the cutest digis, including this Early Hedgehog Dandelion:



I colored Early Hedgehog Dandelion with Copic markers, then used a couple papers from the new We Are 3 Springtime papers.  A bit of yellow ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon finished off the card. 

I hope you can join us this Friday (or any Friday) at Colour Crazy Challenges.  Images must be hand colored, but after that, its anything goes. 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Crafty Animals -- ATG with an animal
Not Just Cards -- ATG
DigiChoosday -- ATG
Polkadoodles -- ATG
Gem of a Challenge -- ATG
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG
AUD Sentiment -- Spring
Outlawz Festive Friday -- Spring

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

He Will Bless Them -- Guest Designing for Word Art Wednesday

I've had the honor of guest designing at Word Art Wednesday this month of March.  It has been my pleasure, and I thank Karen Letchworth and her team for the opportunity.

Today's challenge will run for 2 weeks, and is sponsored by Art Glitter.  

I was given the scripture verse Psalm 115:13 to create with for today's challenge.  Here's what I made:



I used designer papers by Crafter's Companion, and dies from Anna Griffin.

Here's a close up of the scripture verse:

I hope you can join in at Word Art Wednesday these next 2 weeks for their challenge. They are always Anything Goes! 

Monday, March 23, 2020

Hoppy Easter Card for Dies R Us Inspiration Blog

Today is my last day posting on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.  I have so enjoyed my time on the team, but my term is up, and it's time for someone else to have a chance at this awesome team. I have really enjoyed it! 

Since we're closing in on Easter, I thought I'd showcase an adorable Bunny die today, found in the Dies R Us Store. This is Floral Bunny by Tutti Designs:


I think this floral bunny design is so darn cute!

Here's a photo of all the supplies used on this card:

I started by cutting out the card base.  This is a floral card panel by Spellbinders, but this one by Nellie's Choice would work equally as well. I used a circle die that was just a bit bigger than the Floral Bunny.  This one has been in my stash for many years.  Dies R Us has many circle dies. This set of Never-ending Circle Dies From Kat Scrappiness would work especially well!

Here's a picture of everything once it's all die cut.  I cut a bit off of the circle, just to add a little character.

Once everything was die cut, I assembled it all using ScrapPerfect Best Glue Ever, added gems to both the floral card front and the floral bunny, and finished it all with a yellow ribbon.




I'll leave you with one last view of the Bunny card:

Don't forget to shop both the Dies R Us Store and the Didi Crafts Store for tons of awesome dies and other great products.  Dies R Us now ships to Canada, too! Also, don't forget about the Dies R Us Challenges on the 1st and 15th of each month.  There are great prizes you could win! Check out this blog everyday for great inspiration!




I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Twisted Thursday -- make your own holiday (Easter/Spring)
D.L. Art -- March Linky Party

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Go Where Your Dreams Take You -- an All Dressed Up Stamps New Release

It's the 22nd of the month, and that means it my chance to showcase one of the new release images from All Dressed Up Stamps.  Each month, there are 4 darling images. They are showcased on the 7th of the month and the 22nd, both on the All Dressed Up blog and in the All Dressed Up Facebook Group.

Today, I am showcasing Koala Hugs:

I colored Koala Hugs with Copic markers.  The koala bears have fallen out of the news since the Corona virus has taken over.  I am hoping with the fires under control, they are able to find some habitat, and start to make a comeback.  This little one is hanging on for dear life!

The papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  Two of the papers (the one on the card base and the trees are from the Trees     Papers. The green paper backing Koala Hugs is one of the Distressed Burlap Papers, and the paper behind the sentiment is one of the Tones of Gray papers.

Koala Hugs-- one of only 4 great New Releases at All Dressed Up Stamps.  Check them all out at All Dressed Up Stamps.  Do a little shopping and enter either the challenge in the Facebook Group or the blog challenge and you could win more ADU images!  Like this great one!  

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies -- ATG with a Critter
Crafty Animals Challenge -- ATG with an animal
Polkadoodles -- ATG
QKR Stampede -- ATG
D.L. Art -- March Linky Party
Outlawz Festive Fridays -- ATG

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Gnome one loves you like me --the Outlawz Progressive Freebie

I try to participate in the Outlawz Progressive Freebie whenever I can.  I've missed an occasional month due to illness, but I'm pretty consistent and loyal to the challenge.  I generally love the images we get for free to work with.  This month is no exception!

SheepSki Designs provided the image for March, and its the darling.  It's called Giant Mushroom, and here's what I made with it: 

I colored Giant Mushroom with Copic markers.  Then, I was off to find papers for this creation.  I found them at We Are 3 Digital Shop, of course.  The cute mushroom print paper, and dotted paper paper are part of the Autumn Woodland Collection.  I computer generated the sentiment.

I used the sketch from the current challenge at The Outlawz Sketch Challenge to jump start my creativity.  Here's the sketch: 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- March Linky Party

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Happy St. Patrick's Day to Ewe (late) for Bugaboo Stamps

It's Wednesday, and that means it's time for a little humor over on the Catch the Bug Blog. Yes, it's Humor Me Wednesday, where all kinds of wacky and sometimes wonderful holidays are celebrated! 

In honor of the totally fun St. Patrick's Day holiday that I'm guessing many of us celebrated in some capacity yesterday, I have one last Irish card for today.

This uses the Bugaboo Stamps image, St. Patrick's Ewe to create this:

I colored St. Patrick's Ewe with Copic markers.  This Ewe also comes with a sentiment, but with all my wild Irish papers, I thought the card got the point across very well with the sentiment.

The papers are from AMB Illustrations.  I found some very cute St. Patrick's Day papers there.

I hope you check out the Catch the Bug blog to see what the other talented designers created for today's Humor Me Wednesday, then head on over to the Bugaboo Stamps Store and have a look at the wonderful shop! Don't forget about the challenges every Saturday and the sketch challenges every other Sunday. 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers -- Green
D.L. Art -- March Linky Party
2 Crafty Critter Crazies -- ATG with a critter
QKR Stampede -- ATG
Outlawz Festive Friday -- St. Patrick's Day

Monday, March 16, 2020

Lucky You Card -- for Dies R Us Inspiration Blog

I'm posting today on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.  I always enjoy my chance to get out my large collection of dies and play with them.   Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Since it's the holiday, I thought I'd share a lucky card with you today:


I'll link to the supplies found in the Dies R Us Store at the bottom of the post, but here is a photo of all the supplies used on this card:

I die cut all the pieces, using the Lucky You die several times and cutting the clover off of the words.

Here are all the pieces die cut:
After everything was cut out, and the clovers were separated from the words, I just needed to assemble the card.  I did that with CraftPerfect The Best Glue Ever.  It is great for adhering words and small die cuts to your projects!

Dies R Us Store products used on this Lucky You card:




Here's one more view my Lucky You card, leaving you with a wish for plenty of luck on St. Patrick's Day and all year long! 

Don't forget to shop both the Dies R Us Store and the Didi Crafts Store for tons of awesome dies and other great products.  Dies R Us now ships to Canada, too! Also, don't forget about the Dies R Us Challenges on the 1st and 15th of each month.  There are great prizes you could win! Check out this blog everyday for great inspiration!




I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- March Linky Party
DigiChoosday -- ATG
Cut it Up -- Green with Envy
Outlawz Festive Friday -- St. Patrick's Day
Outlawz Twisted Thursday -- Make Your Own Holiday 

Count Your Age by Friends Not Years! for JDS Challenges

It's the 3rd Monday of the month, and it's time for a new challenge at Jan's Digistamp Challenges. Starting in April, challenges will be month-long, beginning on the first Monday of the month, and ending the Sunday before the first Monday of the following month. The prize structure will also change. There will be 2 random draws each time:  one for a JDS image, and one for everyone else.  Each winner will be given a $10 gift certificate to the Jan's Digistamp Store.

Today, I colored up an image from one of Jan's newer releases, Birthday Buddies.



This birthday cake and birthday sentiment are both from the Birthday Buddies Set.  The cake comes in a black & white version also, but I wanted to color this one with my Copic markers.  The sentiment is one of several that come in the set.  

The designer papers used on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop. They are from  the Party Celebration papers.  The card base is a Sizzix die that I cut out on my Gemini die cutting machine. I also used a couple of Spellbinders dies to cut out the cake and the sentiment. A little Timeless Twine finished off the card.

This challenge will be the last of the challenges that will go for 2 weeks.  Challenges will remain Anything Goes, so please link up at Jan's Digistamp Challenges!



I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Festive Friday -- Birthday
D.L. Art -- March Linky Party
Polkadoodles -- ATG
Lemon Shortbread -- ATG

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Turtle-ly Lucky -- for Stella Says Sketch

It's time for a new sketch challenge over on Catch the Bug.  Yes, it's Stella Says Sketch time for Bugaboo Stamps!  This happens every other Sunday.  Today's sketch is an awesome one.  You're going to love it!  You're also going to love the free digi I used for this.

First, my card:



I used a free digi found in the Bugaboo Stamps Fan Club Facebook Group.  You'll find it in an album called "March Fan Freebies".  I think it is turtle-y awesome! I love turtles, so this freebie makes me happy.   

Here's this week's sketch at Stella Says Sketch:
I followed it fairly closely.  I left out the scallops, and the sentiment.  I thought this card screamed St. Patrick's Day loudly enough without a sentiment. 

The turtle digi is colored with Copic markers.  Papers on this card are from AMB Illustrations.  I used a Spellbinders set to cut out the turtle and back it. 

Stella Says Sketch challenges run for 2 weeks.  I hope you can join us!  We have great prizes for you to win!  Check out what the other awesome designer did with this sketch here at Catch the Bug Challenges.

At the Outlawz Twisted Thursday, they are having a create your own holiday challenge.  I am declaring today National Hug a Turtle Day in honor of this awesome digi! (great fun challenge!)

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Twisted Thursday -- National Hug a Turtle day
Outlawz Monday Greetings -- Green Reigns
2 Crafty Critter Crazies -- ATG with a Critter
Crafty Animals Challenge -- ATG with an Animal
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends -- ATG
D.L. Art -- March Linky Party