Saturday, 15 January 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUGABOO

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)

113 comments:

Sharon said...

Great card and you invitations look really good. Happy B'day Bugaboo!

Tammy Miller said...

Great job on the card Paul!

Anita Hovey said...

Love your invitation...I really need to be more creative with my kids' invites.

Catherine said...

What a great card Paul ! Just the right design ! And your invitations are super cute ! Love them ! Hugs from Catherine and Happy Birthday !

*CAFE said...

Fabulous, Paul!
Happy Birthday to Bugaboo!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Love your card and invitations! Too cute! Happy Birthday Bugaboo! Becky:)

Debra said...

Wonderful projects TFS!

Carrie said...

hAPPY BIRTHDAY TO BUGABOO...Seems like you are celebrating in style..well have a drink or 2 for me...what a fabby card..love the colours...

Alison said...

Love that you have stamped your own DP and the invitations are super cute.
Happy Birthday Bugaboo!- love your designs!
Hugs, Alison (Tillymint)
xxx

Jenn said...

Great cards!! I love them all!!!

Cammy said...

Love JJ Paul! She looks ready to party!

Stephanie said...

Fantastic project Paul, love the doodling on you card!

Lori said...

Love your elegant card, Paul. The background paper is very festive. Fantastic invitations too!
Lori

Julye said...

2 brilliant party projects thanks for sharing.

dragonfly60 said...

JJ makes me want to party!! Great cards!

Dawn said...

I think this invitation is a fab idea!
I enjoy seeing both of your cards.
You have such a fun blog.
So glad you could join us.
Thank you for joining us this week at
TopTipTuesday
Hope to see you real soon.

scrappingnana said...

Cute card and love the invitation.

Chris' Creations said...

Wow! Can I hire you to make birthday invites for me? wouldn't all the moms dislike me, haha! Awesome projects Paul! TFS

Jenny said...

Great projects Paul!

Ruby said...

Love that red and black card...fantastic job on the background!! and the invitations are soooo cute...bright and colorful and FUN!!! Great job!

Myzdamena's World said...

Great projects

Love those invites xxxx

huzzah616 (Christy) said...

Great job on your projects!!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Those invitations ROCK! Love them, you could not have found a better image to use! :) Love your card too!

Debbie said...

Fabulous card and invites Paul. Thanks for joining us at the crafty pad challenge this week. :)

Debbie the crafty pad

Suzilou said...

Happy 1st Birthday Bugaboo! Thanks to you Paul I found bugaboo and have enjoyed using all the images i have brought. Love all your cards you are an inspiration :) xx

Jan Hunnicutt said...

I love your card and invitation too! Happy Birthday Bug A Boo!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Love both of your designs! Happy b-day Bugaboo!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Great card!! And your invites are magnificent!!!!! HB Bugaboo!

Linda

~ Kendra ~ said...

Great card and the invite is awesome!! Happy Birthday Bugaboo!

Kendra

Jodie Mackrell said...

Love both projects Paul but your birthday invite is too cute for words!

Ginette said...

Great card and invitations! I really like the cost cards. Happy Birthday to Bugaboo!

Kimberly said...

What can i say. Fabulous card. Love it. TFS!!! www.canadiancraftcorner.blogspot.com

Kim B said...

Fun projects!!!

Pat said...

Great card and the invitation is too cute!

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Fab, fab projects! Thanks so much for the fun hop and Happy Birthday Bugaboo! :D

Iris said...

love the colors!!! And your invites are super cute!! Great for a kid's party!!

Mary J said...

Sassy and fun - two great cards!

Marilyn Webb said...

hi
Love your card and invites, really stunning!
hugs Marilyn

Ruthie said...

Hey Paul - love JJ but those invites are spot on! Love them!

Hubby is dishing treacle pudding - trying to get through as many blogs as I can before it arrives!

Rx

Nicky said...

Lovely birthday card and stunning party invites really catch the eye

Jill said...

Great card! Thanks so much for playing along this week at Kaboodle Doodles. Jill

Antonella said...

Love the invitations! What great projects. Hugs, antonella :-)

Craftyanny said...

oh these are smashing Paul, I'd come to yer party lol
Thanks for joining us this week on Totaly Papercrafts
Anne x

Billie A said...

Great card love the sassy lady great colors. I love the invitation also really cute. Happy Birthday Bugaboo

The Spotted Chick said...

JJ is ADORABLE!! She looks so FAB in RED! Love this card Paul, you always make the CUTEST creations!

Moments by Marla said...

Your invitation are so much fun. I want to come to that party. And your birthday card is just a hoot. Great use to this fab image. Happy Birthday Bugaboo!

Jennie said...

Love your card paul and the invites are a great idea :)

xx

E. Marie said...

What a wonderful invite. Your card is adorable, too. Thanks for all the great ideas.

Donna said...

what a wonderful card to celebrate with lovely!!!

Scrappy said...

Great card and invite Paul! Such fun colors on both! LOVE your coloring too!

MWAH! Scrappy

PS: Thanks so much for doing the cost breakdowns on our projects! Makes it so much easier for budgeting! Besides, this way we can use the money we save to buy more to feed our (stamping) habit! :p

Tammy said...

Awesome projects Paul! I love the color combo on JJ and your invitations are so cute!!

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Fabulous card and invitation. JJ is a real party gal!

Charlene said...

Love your birthday card...JJ looks divalicious! And your invitation card is adorable...what a wonderful idea for this image. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa B said...

Thanks for sharing this fabulous card with us over at the Sisterhood of Crafters! I hope to see you in the next challenge.

Melissa M said...

Your invitations are great!!! I really like those.

Gale Varland said...

Awesome birthday card. Love the JJ image. The invite is just perfect. Those kiddo look ready to party!

mckinkle said...

Hi Paul,

I love your Bugaboo work you really make them appear with a glint in their eyes!

Great image and perfect colours to join in this week also with Delicious Doodles!

Happy blog hopping!

Keryn

Caroljenks said...

Gorgeous card - I just love these images - think I need to go off and check them out!

Thanks for joining us this week at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Anything Goes' challenge :)

Carol x

mulberry station said...

I love yur invites and your card is super cute!
Nancy

Michelle said...

Oh la la!

Trickut said...

This card is simply beautiful, nothing else to say!
The invite is super cute!

Rachel
gl2814@zoominternet.net

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Seems like you have helped several of the ladies out with the cost box on the cards. I'm still making door hangers I learned from you back in September. Thank you for all the inspiration you have left with me over the past several months as part of the DT.

JanR said...

Very classy card!

mamichelle said...

Fantastic projects!!

Sammibug said...

Cute card! Love the background stamping! Your invite is awesome! More people should make thier one! Unique, and very economical!

Cor* said...

Supa fun image. Great coloring and layering it up! Woot woot! Thanks for sharing your birthday creations with us fairies this fortnight at FFF!! Don't forget we are having a DT call too!!

Andrea6760 said...

Paul,
First let me congratulate you on the fantastic job you did on creating the cost sheets that the DT has been using. They are not only designed perfectly, it really helps those of us on a budget to get an idea of what it might cost to try to make the project. Great idea..Perfect execution!
Now about your JJ card, its great! She is such a party diva and you did a great job showing her off!
The AKV invitations are adorable. I love that party table image and really like how you tilted it to give it a more interesting angle.

I want to Thank you for all of the hard work that you did on your parts of the blog hop. Its so much fun and the creativity of the entire DT always amazes me! Great job!

*Hugs*
~Andrea

Lesley said...

Great card and project!

poldenburg said...

Really nice card, and love the invite!

Vicki said...

LOVE the card, Paul!

terri d said...

love the projects. She looks like she is ready for the evening out and who wouldn't want to go to a party with those cute little kids!

Mari K. said...

Wonderful card and those invitations are just adorable!

faithnme said...

What better way to Celebrate Bugaboo.. I Love it

Hugs

Dalis said...

OMG... which set did you used for the kids party invite??? that invite is so perfect!!!!!


-- dalis
alidalis AT comcast DOT net

Margo said...

I love JJ - she reminds me of a great friend of mine!!
Both your card and invitation are wonderful - great job!

DQ said...

Love the invitation, and your b-day card...wow!!

Ildiko said...

Paule I love those cost sheets you designed to the teame and love yr card too. Hop looks good so off I hop
hugs
Ildiko

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Fabulous card & invitation!! How fun!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood Birthday Challenge. We hope to see you again next challenge.

Ardilla said...

Both projects are fantastic, love your card and the invitations are good idea for my daughter's birthday!

Wendy said...

This is fab Paul as your projects always are
Wendy x

Min said...

Paul your projects turned out awesome!! :) Great work!
Hugs & Happy Days!
~Min

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Fab birthday card. The colours make it really pop.
What a great idea with the invites too.
Thanks for joining our 'Happy Birthday' challenge over at Totally Papercrafts.
Caroline xxx

Sara I. said...

Always love looking at your eye candy, Paul - the card was fantastic and I love the cute invitation!

Monika Reeck said...

I love your you are invited card it is soo soo cuuutee and so much coloring woow..love this

Monika Reeck said...

GREAT PROJECT PAUL....

deesdesigns said...

As always, awesome card! Love the red & black color combination, just perfect for a celebration!

Stephanie said...

Great invitation!

Christy Beans said...

I love your invitation - and a handmade invitation for 18 cents is fantastic! Lovin' this Hop!! =)

MyNeed2Craft said...

I love the invitations and your card. ~Terri

Shelly said...

Fabulous projects, Paul!!! I love the red and black color combo on your card. The invitation is a adorable. So fun!

Lyndall said...

As usual Paul your work looks great.

Karen said...

Wow - fantastic card Paul! Always in awe of what you come up with! And a very happy birthday to bugaboo too! Can't believe Stella and the crew is a whole year old already! :) xx

Michele L. said...

Hi Paul,
Great card and invitation!

craftykitten said...

Hi Paul,
I love seeing what you create with the Bugaboo images - I think your work is awesome. These are, of course, no exception. Love 'em.
Hugs
Dawn x

Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful creation and love the image you have used and such a gorgeous design.

Hugs Linda

Caro said...

Love your invitation ... great design! thanks for sharing and have a Happy B,day Bugaboo!

KSD Creations said...

I love the invites. They would be fantastic for a little one's birthday party.

Janell said...

Awesome JJ card! Happy Birthday Bugaboo!!

Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful card love colours
and the gorgeous design.
Thank you for joining us over at Sew Many Cards

Hugs Linda

Christiana said...

Bean a long time since I've been here, cards amazing as always, love the invitation and the colours :) xx

Jackie said...

Paul, this card is fabulous and I LOVE the invites too! What an amazing thing to share with us and what a way to celebrate Bugaboo's Birthday! Thanks for all your hard work on this!

Joy said...

love all your creations, of course, red/black/white combo- never go wrong with it!

Mary said...

Gorgeous card and such a cute invitation!!

anne said...

love both projects.. way cute invite..but i think she has celebrated too much she is spilling her champagne.. great job again on both.. -anne-

Jaqi said...

Fantastic card and invites, Paul. JJ looks so glam in her red dress!

June said...

Love the card!! he invitation is also really cute!

Linda S said...

Love your work!! I especially like the invitations! I am also your newest follower!
http://smilin2.blogspot.com

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Wonderful work as always Paul, just LOVE the invite! Thanks so much for playing at SEW MANY CHALLENGES and KABOODLE DOODLES this week. Nice to "see" you:)

Rae Anne said...

Paul, you seriously know your way around the color red - WOW!!! JJ looks smashing, and maybe a little bit smashed. That's OK - She's just celebrating our first birthday. . .;) Now, it's the one time of year where a big sister has to be nice to her little brother, and so I want to tell you again how much I admire your style and talent. You are simply untouchable when it comes to bold, colorful, graphic projects, and I remain thrilled at the work you do for the DT. Thank you so much for everything that you do for Bugaboo Stamps! MWAH!

Tash Daly said...

Luv the invites, so cute and the b'day card is so perfect for the occasion!

TannyP said...

Such a great birthday card =) Those invites are fun, too! Thanks for playing along with the Sisterhood of Crafters birthday challenge!

Scrappychick said...

Such a cute invite! and I adore JJ

Susan said...

awesome cards! Love the red one :)
Susan