Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas Prim Angel

It’s new release Tuesday over at Bugaboo Stamps.  This week Jodie has some adorable Prim Angels for you to drool over.  The DT members got to work with the Christmas Prim Angel.  I hope you’ll stop by and check out all the gorgeous cards and projects!

Christmas Prim Angel

I got the shaped ornament from a Cricut cartridge, and just turned it into a card.  I then colored the image with Copics, and added some crystal clear stickles on the wings.  The image is layered using Spellbinder round and scalloped dies.  The leafy flourishes are made with MFT dies.  The designer paper is called Nordic Holiday by Basic Grey.

Have a great week!

Marilyn

Challenges:

My Mum's Craft Shop – #33 Things With Wings.

Flutter By Wednesday – #181 Open Challenge.

Little Red Wagon – #108 Christmas Theme.

Papercraft Star – #72 Anything Goes.

Penny's Paper Craft – #67 Tie One On!

Stampavie And More – #156 Anything But Square.

Fairy Tale Challenge – Christmas.

Stampin With The Dragon – Anything Goes Christmas.

Cark Makin Mamas – #34 Sentiments.

Aud Sentiments – #42 Any Winter Holiday Sentiment.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Emboss It With Stamps R Us!

Wow, it’s the last few days of November, and where did the month go!  We have a great new challenge for you, and it’s “embossing”.  We are being sponsored by Sketching Stamper Digi Stamps, who generously gave the DT members images to work with.  To find out all the details and what prize is being offered, head on over to the Stamps R Us challenge blog.  Good luck everyone!

Santa

I love the look of this Santa.  It’s nice to have a change.  I’ve decided to go with a monochromatic color theme of blue.  I’ve colored the digi with Copics, and added some white flock for the “muff’.  The embossing was done with a folder by Sizzix. 

I hope you’ll join us for the two week challenge at Stamps R Us.  Have a wonderful week!

Marilyn

Challenges:

Cooking It Up With Katie – #85 A Piece Of Pie (punch, ink, embossing).

Divas By Design – #15 Monochromatic.

Crimbo Crackers – #3 Santa.

MAWTT – Ribbons and Bows.

PaperCrafting Journey – Anything Goes.

Sarah Hurley – #54 Buttons.

Crafty Ann's – #54 Monochromatic.

One Stop Craft Challenge – Week 158 Color Blue.

The Poodles Parlour – Christmas.

Totally Paper Crafts – #94 Christmas.

A Christmas Mouse!

Hey everyone, today, Bugaboo Stamps is sponsoring a brand new challenge blog called Seems A Little Sketchy.  Of course, the theme is a sketch.  If you hop on over there you can grab the sketch and join in on the fun, and who doesn’t want to win a few digital images from Bugaboo Stamps at the same time!

ChristmasMouseCocoa

This image is called Christmas Mouse – Cocoa.  I think the picture makes the mouse a little darker than it really is, oh well!  So, as usual I colored the image with copics, and then layered it using Spellbinder dies.  The designer paper is called Paris & Co. by My Minds Eye.  I added some twine, ribbon and pearls from my stash to finish it off.

Have a great week!

Marilyn

Challenges:

Bearly-Mine Challenges – #24 Favourite Things (Twine, ribbon and pearls).

Ladybug Crafts – #47 Winter Blues.

Papertake Weekly – Christmas Crackers.

Shopping Our Stash – #27 Christmas or Winter.

Fab 'n' Funky – #100 Happy Birthday.

The Sisterhood Of Crafters – Polka Dots.

Digi Doodle Shop's – #84 Animals.

Sew Many Cards – #76 Twine.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Silver Black and Bling!

Time for another challenge with Catch The Bug.  This week’s theme is “SILVER BLACK and BLING”.  Hope you’ll join us!

Snowman

I’ve used the image Snowman – Bells for my card this week.  I’ve done a bit of coloring with Copics, but added silver glitter on his hat and bells.  I’ve also used a Sakura black glaze pen for his buttons and scarf.  The embossing was done with the Snowflake folder by Cuttlebug. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Marilyn

Challenges:

I Did It Creations – #82 Snowmen.

Pollycraft Monday – #120 Christmas Fun.

Digital Tuesday Challenge – #138 Sparkle and Shine.

Charisma Cardz – #46 Snowflakes.

4 Crafty Chicks – #65 Snowflakes.

C.R.A.F.T. – #130 Unusual Christmas.

Crafty Catz Weekly – #110 Snowmen.

Sew Many Cards – #76 Twine.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Freebie Friday!

It’s time for another generous freebie from Bugaboo Stamps.  This week Jodie has a cute little birthday Penguin for you.  You can grab it at the Bugaboo Stamps online store. 

LittlePenguinBdayGift

Isn’t he the sweetest little guy!  I colored the image with Copics, and add some MS crystal glitter to the cupcake.  The designer paper is called Happy Days by Echo Park.

Have a wonderful week-end!

Marilyn

Challenges:

Sweet Stampin' Challenges – Birthday.

Birthday Sundaes – Birthday Card using Old Stash. (Ribbon and Lace)

Paper Sundaes – #96 Beautiful Bows.

Crafting When We Can – Female Birthday.

Lollipop Crafts – #58 Anything Goes.

Crafty Purple Frog – For Someone Special.

Digi Doodle Shop's – #84 Animals.

MAWTT – Ribbons and Bows.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Paper Pretties and Catch The Bug

Hi, today all the DT members from Catch The Bug are joining the DT members over at Paper Pretties challenge blog, and the theme is a Color Combo.  The colors to use are BLACK, GOLD and White.  We were also very fortunate to be able to use the lovely digital image from Paper Pretties for our cards/projects. 

Fantastic Sophia

I chose this gorgeous image called “Fantastic Sophia”.  I colored the image with Copics, and then layered it on gold and black card stock.  The designer paper is by Best Creations. 

I hope you’ll join in on the fun, and link your card/project to Paper Pretties, and don’t forget it’s another chance to win some Bugaboo Stamps!

Marilyn

Challenges:

Shelly's Images – Anything Goes.

Crazy 4 Challenges – C4C114 Black, White and Wow.

2 Sisters Challenge – #66 Let It Sparkle!

OSAAT – #89 Anything Goes.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Let’s Talk Turkey!

With friends and American neighbours celebrating Thanksgiving next week, it fits that the challenge theme over at Catch The Bug would be “Let’s Talk Turkey”.  We want you to make any card/project with a Thanksgiving theme.  So, hop on over to Catch The Bug for all the details. Good luck!

Bobblehead - Pilgrim Girl

I’ve used the digital image Bobblehead Thanksgiving - Pilgrim Girl for my card, which I colored with Copics.  The designer paper is the Rouge & Mocha paper pad by Making Memories.

Marilyn

Challenges:

Make It Monday – #63 Anything Goes.

Anything Goes Challenge – #54 A Real Sweetie.

Celebrate The Occasion – #39 Thanksgiving & Punch.

Scrap-Creations – Thanksgiving.

Simon Says Stamp – Thanksgiving/Thanks.

Aud Sentiments Challenge – #41 Thanksgiving.

The Sisterhood Of Crafters – Giving Thanks.

Crafts And Me Challenges – #61 Simple.

Raise The Bar Challenge – #84 Time To Feast.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Free Friday – Old World Santa!

This weeks freebie Friday features the image “Old World Santa”.  You can pick this image up for free at Bugaboo Stamps.  While you are there check out all the fabulous images Jodie has to offer!

Old World Santa

I think he’s just adorable, or maybe handsome!  I colored the coat, tree trunk and skin with copics, but add black Flock to his coat, and Liquid Applique for his beard and hair.  Then I used the Vintage Christmas Flower Soft for the tree.  The designer paper is from the Wonder paper pad by Authentique.  I’ve used the MS border punch, and an MS snowflake punch, and a Cuttlebug die for the corner.  The sentiment is also by Bugaboo Stamps.

Have a wonderful week-end!

Marilyn

Challenges:

Totally Gorjuss – #106 Christmas Traditions.

Stamptacular Sunday – #138 punch It!

Crazy 4 Challenges – C4C113 Triple Threat Card.

Paper Sundaes – #95 Digital Images.

Craft Your Passion Challenges – #84 Let It Snow!

Hooked On Crafts – #12 Something Punched.

My Mum's Craft Shop – #32 Mix And Match It!

The Paper Shelter – #40 Snowflakes.

Truly Scrumptious – #70 Christmas Project With Pearls or Vintage.

Digital Tuesday Challenge – #137 Christmas Time.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Catch The Bug and Crafting For All Seasons

This week Catch The Bug is sponsoring Crafting For All Seasons.  The theme is Thanksgiving.  So if you want a chance to win more Bugaboo Stamps head on over to the CFAS blog for all the information.

BHT - Indian Boy

This cute little digital image is one of the many Bobblehead kids.  This one is called “Bobblehead Thanksgiving - Indian Boy”.  Perfect for Thanksgiving!

I’ve colored the image with copics, and added stickles to the feathers.   The designer paper is from the Paris & Co. paper pad by My Minds Eye. 

Have a great day!

Marilyn

Challenges:

Fussy And Fancy Friday – Be Thankful and Feature a Sentiment.

Saturday Challenge – #160 Spots and Stripes.

Stamp Scrap & Doodle – Thank You!

Sentimental Sundays – #81 Thanksgiving/Thank You!

The Corrosive Challenges – #137 Give Thanks.

Paper Sundaes – #95 Digital Images.

iCopic Lover – #56 Create a Background.

Simon Says Stamps Challenge – Thanksgiving/Thanks.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tuesday’s New Release

It’s new release day today at Bugaboo Stamps.  This release Jodie is featuring Word Art.  To check out more of the new images hop on over to the store.

Word Art Noel

The one I’ve used is the “Noel” word art. and I’ve chosen to paper piece it.  The back ground paper was stamped with various snowflake stamps in different colors.  The ornaments are peel offs.

Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!

Marilyn

Challenges:

Delightful Challenges – Snowflakes.

Crafty Catz Weekly – #108 Use A Digital Image.

Sweet 'n Sassy – SNSDC28 Paper Piecing.

2 Sisters Challenge – #65 Anything Goes.

Paper Sundaes – #95 Digital Images.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Bling It On!

It’s time for another two week challenge at Stamps R Us, and the theme is “Bling It On”.  So get out your gems, pearls, glitter and join us for our challenge.  Our amazing sponsor is Crafty Sentiments Designs, and we were all given some of their cute digital images to work with.

Snowman Couple

My image is called “Snowman Couple”.  I colored the image with copics, and used the Sakura glaze pen on the dots of the scarf.  My “bling” is the blue gems in each corner.

Hope you’ll join us for our challenge, and look forward to seeing all your cards/projects.  Have a great week!

Marilyn

Challenges:

Party Time Tuesday – PTT#41 Bling It On!

Top Tip Tuesday – #59 Anything Christmas.

C.R.A.F.T. – #128 Cute.

Crimbo Crackers – #2 Make It Sparkle.

Digital Tuesday – #136 Anything Goes!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

It’s In The Pocket!

We have another great challenge for you this week at Catch The Bug, and the theme is “It;s in The Pocket”. Just create a card /project featuring some type of pocket.

MLSM - Car

I’ve used the adorable My Little Sock Monkey – Car, and featured a pocket as the card.  I colored the image with copics, and added some Stickles on the hat and car. 

So when you pull on the ribbon, the tag slides out (kind of like driving), and there is a hidden message underneath.

MLSM - Car Open

Cute eh!  The green panel was embossed with the Gears folder by Cuttlebug.  Then I used a black sharpie to draw on the faux stitching.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you’ll join us this week!

Marilyn

Challenges:

Anything Goes Challenge – #53 Stitches Real or Faux.

Paper Crafting Journey – #23 Embossing.

Crafty Purple Frog – #28 Use Orange.

Friday, November 11, 2011

New Release

We’ve got a great new release for you today at Bugaboo Stamps, and it’s perfect for all those Christmas cards that need making!

Meowy Christmas

This is just one of a set of Snap Shots that Jodie (the owner) is releasing today.  It’s such a cutie!  I paper pieced the frame with designer paper from the Authentique paper pad.  The rest of the image was colored using Copics.  The cheeks were applied using chalk ink.  I added some “Christmas Frosting” iridescent glitter to the hat trim and pompom.  To achieve the round arc for the card base, I just used a dinner plate and traced around the edge on one side.  The snowflakes were cut using the MS punch.  Then I added a pearl and some glitter to each snowflake.  I love the shape of the card, and it still fits in a 5 1/2 inch envelope.

Enjoy your day, and thanks for poppin in!

Marilyn

Challenges:

Card Makin Mamas – #32 Cut It Out.

Totally PaperCrafts – #90 Glitter It.

OSAAT – #86 Christmas.

Stamptacular Sunday – #136 Borders and Frames.

Make It Monday – #61 Anything Goes.

Creative Craft Challenges – Fancy Edges.

Fun With Shapes And More – #95 Animalistic Christmas.

Freebie Friday!

It’s Friday already, and wow we’ve got an incredible freebie for you today.  Just pop over to Bugaboo Stamps to grab yours.  While you are there take some time to browse all the wonderful digital images Jodie has to offer!

Little Penquin Winter

Isn’t he so sweet!  This little guy is called “Little Penguin – Winter”.  I colored the green part of the hat with Copics.  The rest of the image I used Flock.  Black for the body, and red for the shoes and hat.  I also used flower soft for the snow.  The “let it snow” sentiment is a die cut.  The designer paper is from the Wonder Paper pad by Authentique.  Border punch by MS.

So right now I am sitting here singing “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow” by Frank Sinatra.  No snow here yet, but it won’t be long!

Have a wonderful week-end!

Marilyn

Challenges:

CES Challenges – #60 Entertain Us (Song or Film).

Sketch Saturday – Week 180 Sketch.

Christmas Inspiration – #36 Bows.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Oldie but Goodie Thursday!

Today I am sharing an OBG image with you.  I’ve used Eggbert – Winter, one of my favourite winter image from Bugaboo Stamps.

Eggbert - Winter

I did a bit of coloring with Copics, then used liquid applique for the snowballs.  I added a red gem for the pompom on his hat.  The designer paper is from the Jovial Paper Pad by Basic Grey.  I layered the image using the round and scalloped dies by Spellbinders.  The snowflake was made using the MS snowflake punch.

Thanks for stopping by and having a look at some of the older digital images from Bugaboo stamps.  Have a wonder day!

Marilyn

Challenges:

Cards For Men – #23 Its Nearly Christmas.

Heart Song – #23 Anything Goes.

Make It Monday – #62 Anything Goes.

Stamps & Fun = Creativity – #72 Winter.

I Did It Creations – #80 Christmas/Winter.

Bah! Humbug! – #43 Snowman.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Digital Tuesday and Catch The Bug

This week Catch The Bug is sponsoring the Digital Tuesday challenge blog.  The theme for the week is “Anything Goes”.  Hop on over to Digital Tuesday challenge blog for all the details, and your chance to win some awesome Bugaboo Stamps!

JJ Birthday

I’m using the digital image JJ Tequila and Shoes – Birthday.  I colored the image with copics, and used liquid applique for the frosting on the cupcakes.  The sentiment comes with the image.  The flowers are mini roses by Prima.  The lovely designer paper is from the Happy Days paper pad by Echo Park.  I used an MS border punch and then added some glitter just on the ends of the design.

Have a great day, and I hope you will join our sponsored challenge this week with Digital Tuesday.

Marilyn

Challenges:

2 Sisters Challenge – #64 Ribbon.

One Stop Craft Challenge – Week 156 3 Is A Magic Number.

OSAAT – #87 Use A Digi.

Birthday Sundaes – #34 Birthday Card/Wording.

Dream Valley Challenges – #19 Anything Goes.

 

New Release at Bugaboo Stamps

It’s Tuesday, and it’s time for another fabulous new release at Bugaboo Stamps.  I am featuring the new MIS – Reindeer Trio. 

MIS Reindeer Trio

Aren’t they just so cute!  I colored the image with Copics, then used Sakura Glaze pens on the lights, stars and the eyes and nose.  I added a white highlight using a gel pen on the nose.  The designer paper is from the Blitzen Collection by Bo Bunny.  The button was made with an MFT die.

Have a great day, and thanks for poppin’ by!

Marilyn

Challenges:

Simon Says Stamps – Buttons.

Charisma Cardz – #44 Cutesy.

Crafty Purple Frog – #27 Sparkle.

Paper Play Challenges – Week 44 Button Up.

Stamptacular Sunday – #137 Sketch.

Craft Your Passion – #83 Anything Goes plus Brown.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Anything Goes Challenge!

It’s Anything Goes challenge at Catch The Bug, and it’s one of my favourite themes.  This week I’ve used the Knobby Knees Christmas – Stars image.

KKC Christmas - Stars

I decided to go with shades of purple and green for this Christmas card.  I colored the image with Copics, then added some gold glitter to the stars.  The designer paper is from the Lilac Avenue Collection by Kaiser.

Hope you’ll play along with our challenge this week.  Good luck!

Marilyn

Challenges:

Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes (Plus a bit of Bling).

Stampavie – #155 Anything Goes.

The Paper Shelter – Christmas Fun.

4 Crafty Chicks – #62 Die Cuts.

Sweet 'n Sassy – SNSDC27 Christmas/Holiday Theme.

Crafty Catz Weekly – #107 Anything Goes.

Jellypark Challenges – Non Traditional Colors.