Saturday, 23 April 2011

April Showers

Are you ready for another challenge from Bugaboo and Catch the Bug?
The theme this week is
Which is quite ironic as right now, we are having the most glorous sunshine here!

I have used JJ as my main image and some PTI stamps for the background and sentiment.

So there are prizes up for grabs so come on over and join the fun. Head to Catch The Bug to see the rest of the proects from the DT and see all the details.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Prairie Fairy Fridays ~ April Showers
Joyful Stamper ~ Anything Goes
The Rubber Cafe ~ Polka Dots
(background made with PTI Stamps)
Going Grey ~ Use a digital Image
Ladybug Crafts ~ Anything Goes
Michelle Perkett Studios ~ Anything Goes
Magical Monday ~ Monochromatic
Make It Monday ~ Anything Goes
Squigglefly ~ How do you use your digi stamps?
There She Goes ~ Monochromatic
Creative Cowgirls ~ Rainy Day
Crafty Hos ~ Clear Stamp and a Digi
(clear PTI stamped background)

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Bugaboo Tutorial Time

Welcome to my Wednesday Tutorial. Each Wednesday, the Bugaboo DT share tutorials over at the Catch The Bug Challenge Blog and today is my turn. I was playing about with a strip of card. I always cut up a 12 by 12 piece to craete my card blanks - 4" wide. Makes scoring and mats and layers easy to measure.  Anyway, was playing with my scoreboard and a spare piece and came up with this. It's not a new concept but a bit different to what I've seen.

I love the Stella and Gus digis and I know a lot of you do too. They come with the BEST sentiments ever. Make sure you head on over to the BUGABOO SHOP to see the entire collection - there's loads o amazing images there - fantastic characters (Stella, Gus, Dottie, JJ), cute animals, storybook characters, floral designs - you name, Bugaboo has it

And a side view of the card. As you can see, it's free standing and pretty sturdy. It will also fold flat to go into an envelope.

So what will you need to make one? Here's the list:
4" by 12" piece of cardstock
Scoreboard (not essential as it only involves 3 easy score lines)
Double Sided Tape
A Nestability which is 4" wide or slightly larger
(you could just cut out a rectangle of card though)
Cardstock the size of the Nestie
Items for decoration
Ink which is in this pic is optional

Score the cardstock at 5", 6" and 7" (such easy measurement). If you want to create a square version, score at 4, 6, 8.

Fold as shown:

Next, cut out your nestability shape or cut a rectangle from the cardstockk. I've embossed it and inked it before taking it out of the nesties do add some definition and interest.

Fold it in half.

Attach it to the top of the cardstock as shown. The light green card will act as an insert. It measures 4.5" by 3.5". The sentiment says:
We're one of those retired couples that never argue...

because neither of us can hear what the other is saying

Decorate the front (the green panel is the same size as the inside one) 

Now add a panel using 3D foam so that the top of the image overlaps the nestie. This will act as your closure. The nestie tucks behind the panel. I've used Gus and Stella on my panel but it could be anything!

Hope you like this tutorial and give the card a go. If you do, share the results with me so I can see the results.

I'm going to enter this card into the following challenges:
Top Tip Tuesday ~ Open Theme
Scrap Creations ~ Digital Image
Ladybug Crafts ~ Anything Goes
Crazy Challenge - Friendship
(I think the image and sentiment epitomise lifelong friendship)
Make It Monday ~ Anything Goes
Nettie G ~ Favourite Digi
(I just love Stella and Gus right now)
Squigglefly ~ How do you like to use your digi?
Crafty Hos ~ Digi plus Clear Stamp
(PTI stamps used for the Star background)
Kenny K ~ Anything Goes
Stampin Sisters ~ Tone on Tone
(Green Stars stamped on Green background)
Drunken Stampers ~ Tools That Don't Use Electricity

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Easter Challenge with Bugaboo - and yes, I CHEATED!

OK, so I may have cheated for this week's Bugaboo challenge! The theme this week is:
I didn't actually make these myself. These were the treat bags I made with my Cubs! I used the Bugaboo Easter Bunny image from Bugaboo as it was great for the boys - fun and easy to colour.

They used the Sizzix Dies to cut out their bag parts and loved using the machine...

For all the details, prizes and to see the rest of the Easter Creations from the design team, visit the CATCH THE BUG Blog.

I'm also going to enter the bags into the following challenges:
Crazy Challenge - Easter
Kaboodle Doodles - cute and cuddly animals
Creative Inspirations -Easter
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Easter
Delightful Challenges – Easter
Creative Belli – Eggs/Bunnies
Little Red Wagon – Easter

Friday, 15 April 2011

Oldie But Goodie

Ooops, this was supposed to be on here yesterday but I totally forgot! Sorry!
So today isn't OBG Thursday but this is my OBG Card...

The paper is from SU and I pulled out the Pumpkin Pie orange colour as my highlight one. Brown and orange is one of those colour schemes I ike but don't often use. I like this layout as it really highlights the image and makes it stand out. I have used one of my biggest PTI Sentiment stamps down the size so that stands out too.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Digi Doodle - Stripes
Pixie Dust - Say It Loud (I think it's a BIG enough sentiment!)
Simon Says Stamp - For a Child
Anita Be Stampin' - Anything Goes

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Lots and Lots and Lots of Layers

For the challenge this week at Catch The Bug with Bugaboo, we are looking for
4 or More Layers

This was the perfect chance to use my new MS Punch Around The Page a go. All in all, there are 5 layers to this (6 if you count the card base too). I used Bugaboo's Mildred here.

So fancy joining in with our challenge then? If so, then head on over to Catch The Bug for all the details and to see the DT Work and Prizes up for grabs.


I'm also entering it into the Mami's Doodles Challenge which is to Use a Punch (My first MS Punch!!!)

Monday, 4 April 2011

Anything But a Card

That's right, it's my turn again at Bugaboo to share an ABaC projec. Recently we had an ATC Swap within the Design Team. Here are some of the Dottie ATCs I made.

I wanted to show that Dottie looked good with black hair...

as a blonde...

a brunette...

and dark brown.

I also made her as a red head too.

Hope you like them.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Scene It Yet?

During April at Bugaboo, Jodie will be offering a FREE Scene It image every Friday. The Scene Its are FANTASTIC. Last week was a great Teddy Bear scene and this week sees a Ladybird scene. I haven't had a chance to make a card but have enjoyed colouring the image so thought I'd share. Remember, this freebie is available all of this week so go grab it. Whilst you are there, you may wish to sign up for the monthly newsletter to as it has all the latest news and plenty of inspiration.