Saturday, 29 January 2011

Bugaboo and ATCs - Two Faves in ONE

Has there ever been a challenge more up my street than the current Bugaboo challenge over at Catch The Bug
Make an ATC!

So these are the ones I've made for ATC Swappers too. The theme is Up, Up and Away

I'm entering them into the One Stop Craft Challenge as they are having an ATC theme over there.

So head on over to Catch The Bug for all the details on how to join in and be in with a chance of winning some Bugaboo digis.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Jesse Angel

Here's an angelic bear from Bugaboo.

I used a sketch from Sketch Saturday (flipped it upside down, so instead of a box on top, I had a long rectangular sentiment on the bottom). I then chose the image to fit in with Crafty Emma's Angels and Fairies challenge. I simply had to use the Jesse Angel Bear... 

It also fits in with Fab N Funky as they want to see Digi Images used.

Monday, 24 January 2011

ABaC Monday

So today is Anything But a Card day at Bugaboo and today is my turn to share a project with you:

What is it I hear you ask! Well, it's a book I made using a PTI die

The front is adorned by Artist JJ as this book is an...

ATC display book!!! I have attached ATC sleeves to the pages to store favourite ATCS in. Below the ATC is space to write some detail - who made it, when etc. I've left one blank and put an ATC in the other so you can see how it looks before and after.

The tabs were punched with a SU Punch and then stamped with PTI Sentiments.

The inside pages have been stamped with PTI stamps too.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Such a lovely couple

Here's Bugaboo's loving couple Stella and Gus. Don't they make a lovely pair?

I've used them for Secret Crafter's Couple's challenge this week. I used Sweet Stop's Sketch as the basis for the layout.

And finally, One Stop Craft is having a more than one fold challenge and so as an easel, I'm entering it too.

Saturday, 22 January 2011

And the winner is...

Can I start by thanking all those who joined in with our celebration for Bugaboo's first birthday. There was a tremendous response to all the challenges and the hop itself. The challenge winners will be announced over on Catch The Bug so check there to see if you have any goodies on their way. But you could also win an image if you commented on my hop post. I've selected a winner, and that person is:

Congratulations Andrea. You've won the image I used in my project, but I actually had two projects so you get to choose, would you like JJ or AKV Birthday?

Friday, 21 January 2011

Last Mini Challenge

Check out this cool bee and best of all it's today's Friday Freebie at Bugaboo's shop.

Can you believe we are on the LAST mini challenge to celebrate Bugaboo's birthday already???
Today it's anything goes. Here's mine, a cute Hap-BEE Birthday card. Background was stamped in Black and Daffodil Delight ink using a PTI Stamp Set.

All the info you need on the various challenges can be found over at CATCH THE BUG.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Birthday ATCs

Can you believe we are on the fourth mini challenge to celebrate Bugaboo's birthday already???
Your challenge today is to create a birthday themed card/project. I have made a set of Stella ATCs. They are for Spyder's January ATC Swap as the theme is Party Time:

Don't forget, as it's our Birthday Weeek, there are loads of prizes up for grabs and still time to join in with our Blog Hop too. You could win an image simply by commenting on my post HERE.

All the info you need on the various challenges can be found over at CATCH THE BUG.

Big News

Today is my first challenge as part of the AUD SENTIMENTS DESIGN TEAM!!!

This fortnight's challenge is to use the word LOVE on your creations. We are also being sponsored for this challenge by Squigglefly and I used their teddy image to create this card. The middle heart is in fact blank so I stamped the word 'LOVE' in the centre from a PTI set I had. The background was created using a PTI set too and red and black ink.

So fancy joining in with us? We have a prize of 3 digis of your choice from Squigglefly up for grabs for the winner

Entering it into these challenges too:
Penny's Papercrafty - Anything Goes
Fresh Brewed Designs - Spread Some Love
Tuesday Throwdown - Valentines
Lexis Creations - Say it with Love
Paper Playtime - Say it with LOVE
Secret Saturday - With Love
Phindy's Place - Valentines for a Loved One
Wags 'n Whiskers - With Love
And come back later to see the latest Bugaboo challenge for you as there's loads to do during our birthday week.

Monday, 17 January 2011

Blue and White

So this is the first mini challenge of the week. Over each of the next 5 days, we will be posting a different theme over at Catch The Bug (or, if you want a heads up, check out my previous post as they're listed there). Today's is

I have used Stella to create this birthday card:

The background is stamped usint PTI stamps and Tempting Turquoise ink from SU.

Don't forget, as it's our Birthday Weeek, there are loads of prizes up for grabs and still time to join in with our Blog Hop too. You could win an image simply by commenting on my post HERE.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Creative Cowgirls ~ Turquoise and Black
Gingerloft ~ Celebrations
Crafty Emma ~ No Designer Paper

Saturday, 15 January 2011


It's time for some BIG celebrations today and for the rest of the week as BUGABOO is turning 1!!!

If you are simply visiting my blog then great, but you'd be much better off heading over to JODIE'S blog as this post is part of a massive BLOG HOP with loads of treats and goodies. If you arrived here from MIN'S BLOG then you are certainly on the right track.

Today's challenge with BUGABOO is of course a Birthday Theme!!!! You have one week to participate in the challenge for a chance to win a digi prize pack- 7 free images for 1st, 4 free images 2nd and 2 for 3rd. So, for my birthday challenge card, I have used this celebrating JJ image. The floral panels were stamped with a PTI stamp set (Tin Types)

So if you want to make a birthday card to help us celebrate our Birthday then head on over to join in the challenge at CATCH  THE BUG. And here's a close up of JJ for you. If you like this image then you could win it simply by commenting on this post - easy peasy:

Not only do I and some of the other design team members have their challenge cards to show you but there's also a load of ideas on how you can use your bugaboo digi images to create an all round party experience. Where do you start when planning a party, well with the invitations! Hows this for some easy invites? The costing for this project is based on getting 2 invites out of each piece of cardstock so they are quite large but you could easily shrink it down and get 4 on a page.

EXTRA, EXTRA, READ ALL ABOUT IT: We will also be having daily challenges starting on Monday! Here's a list of the challenges (you will have one week to complete all five mini-challenges and post on the CATCH THE BUG, so you have this list ahead of time to get started!). The challenges will be put upon each day so that you can link your posts. If you are unsure about joining in, all you need to do is read the prize list below and you'll be so tempted. It really is a GRAND PRIZE:

Monday - Blue & White
Tuesday – Bling
Wednesday – Sketch
Thursday - Birthday
Friday - Anything Goes

Here's what's up for grabs for the hop and for the challenges:
Grand prize winner will get 1 free set per month for one year (to 1 person who does the blog hop and participates in all the challenges)
Other prizes include:
A chance to design a set with the owner
75% off a one time order
Each DT Member will be awarding an image to a person who commented on their hop post
Make sure to check out the BUG BLOG FOR ALL THE DETAILS!

SO MAKE SURE TO COMMENT ON EACH POST ALONG THE WAY! Next stop on your hop is the talented PEGGY.
I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Prairie Fairy Fridays - Birthdays
Sew Many Cards - Birthdays
Totally Paper Crafts - Birthdays
Sisterhood of Crafters - Birthdays
The Crafty Pad - Birthdays
AIFactory - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes
PaperCrafting Journey - Go Digital
Kaboodles Doodles - Go Digi (Limit 1 entry, limit 10 combos)

Friday, 14 January 2011

Sew Much Going On...

No it's not a spelling mistake, today sees a new Friday Freebie released at Bugaboo along with other similar images for sale. Here's my Sewing Sunbonnet card:

I used the Tin Types stamp from PTI to stamp the stitched type background using Tempting Turquoise ink from SU.

Also, tomorrow begins a BIG week at Bugaboo as it's the FIRST BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION. There'll be a hop tomorrow and challenges, with loads of opportunities to win some fantastic images. Make sure you return tomorrow for all the details.

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Emboss It

Well it was about time I got my Cuttlebug embossing folders out. I used to use them all the time but they've been neglected recently. With this weeks Bugaboo challenge over at Catch The Bug, it was the perfect time to get them out as the theme is
So I got out the circle dots one - because I used DOTTIE!

I also used my Polka Dot stamps from PTI to help break up the white.

If you want to join in our Embossing Challenge then please do so. You can use heat embossing, dry embossing, stencils, folders - ANYTHING. Not quite sure yet, then head on over to the CATCH THE BUG blog to get more inspiration from the rest of the DT. There's prizes of Bugaboo images up for grabs so get going...

Friday, 7 January 2011

Birthday Birdies

Want to see what cool new release Bugaboo has for us today? Well it's a set of Bird Greetings. Best of all, as it's a Friday, you can get this image for FREE:

Just head on over to the shop to have a look around and then go to the Freebies section to download this great image.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Introducing Ava and Deacon

Well actually, I only have Deacon! But both Ava and Deacon are released today at BUGABOO.

As you can see, I've used my PTI stamps once again to create the background. I've used a sentiment set called 'Around and About Sentiments' to create this for the Passion for Papertrey challenge. Just goes to show that you don't just have to use images and patterns to create a great background. I like the simple feel of it and the striking black and red colour combo.

So, you can head on over to the SHOP to get them now or maybe head on over to CATCH THE BUG for more inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.

Monday, 3 January 2011

Papertrey Background

You may have seen a card I made the other day using some Papertrey stamps to create a background. Well I've been at it again and used the Polka Dot Basics set to create this retro look backing paper. I used Garden Green ink from SU. So here's a look at my second entry for Passion for Papertrey:

The image is Gus from Bugaboo stamps.

I'm also entering this card into the Creative Inspirations Paint challenge which has the them 'Inspired by Circles'.

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Bring on 2011

Welcome to the first BUGABOO Challenge of 2011!!!

And to start of nice and gently, the theme is ANYTHING GOES. Although not essential, we'd love to see you use a Bugaboo image. If you don't have one then head on over to the SHOP now and pick up this Dottie image for FREE. She was released yesterday so have a look at the other card I made using her in my previous post.

Here's a close up of the PTI sentiment I used in the corner. A new set which I'm sure will have lots of use. The backging paper and card is SU and you guessed it - Pacific Point!

We have the usual prizes up for grabs so head on over to CATCH THE BUG for all the details and to see the rest of the DT projects.

Sew Many Cards ~ New Things (new image released yesterday)
Stamping Vacation ~ No Punches
Fab N Funky ~ Quick and Easy Does it! A repeat layout so all measurements were already done)
Aud Sentiments ~ Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments ~ Anything Goes
Stampin' B ~ Celebration Card
Simon Says Stamp ~ Time to Party/celebrate
The Pixie Cottage ~ Sketch and/or Party/Celebration
Anything Goes ~ The letter 'C' (Cupcake for me)
Party Time Tuesday ~ Anything Goes Birthday Card
My Time To Craft ~ Brand Spanking New - new image, just released yesterday, new stamp set for sentiment

Also as it's the first of the month today, there's the release of a digi club set. Lots of great love images and don't you just love those dinosaurs???