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