Saturday, 31 December 2011

A heads up...

Do you find Sunday to be a quiet day in Crafty Land?
Well there may be a solution for you at Catch The Bug from tomorrow onwards...
One of our favourite Bugaboo ladies will have a new fortnightly challenge for you so make sure you pop on over tomorrow to see what Stella has lined up for you...

Tuesday, 27 December 2011


Get ready for this week's Tuesday New Release at Bugaboo and time for some non Christmassy images to appear once again. This is the AKV Ninja! Great for masculine cards.

I cut the card blank and all the circle layers using my grand nesties. So good to be able to cut large, neat circles. There are 7 new ninja images available so head on over to the shop to check them out.

Entering the card into the Make It Monday ~ Anything Goes challenge

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Happy Christmas Eve everyone!
Just because the year is dwindling to an end, doesn't mean the fun stops over at Bugaboo and Catch The Bug! We still have a challenge for you this week...

Red, Pink and Blue and a touch of Glitter or Fun Flock!

 so it's a bit of an anti-Christmas card from me and time to make something else.

I used bashful blue and real red ink to create an argyle background with a Papertrey stamp. Then I used the colour theme for the image - Pink, Red and Blue. The image is Birthday Penguin Cake from Bugaboo. I used glitter on the image (which hasn't shown up well but there's a lot more glitter than I ever use!) and made the ice cream pop with some pink flowersoft.

If you want to join in with us for this week's challenge, visit Catch The Bug now for all the detials.

Monday, 12 December 2011

Day 12

It's the last day of the 12 Days of Christmas over at Catch The Bug. Today we have the Drummers Drumming and so the challenge is to be inspired by a
I have chosen Frosty the Snowman.

I have used the Polka Scarf Snowman image fro Bugaboo. The snowflake background ( I love how there's a twinkly snowflake on each of the lattice crosses) was stamped using a Papertrey background stamp set - Twinkling as did the sentiment.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Addicted To Stamps ~ Snowflakes     Christmas Card Challenges ~ Doodling
One Stitch At A Time ~ Use a Digi     Craft Your Days Away ~ Snowmen
Crafty Calendar ~ Cold and Frosty     CES ~ Traditional Christmas
Less Is More ~ Let It Snow     My Sheri ~ Let It Snow

Guest Designer at Stamp With Fun

I am so pleased to finally be able to reveal to you that I am going to be the guest designer through December at Stamp With Fun!!!
My first challenge with them is
So I have made this small sizzix carry all box.

I cut it out on cream cardstock and stamped it with a light green, dark green and brown ink pad using Papertrey Ink's Grunge stamp set too create the camouflage effect. I then made a tag using one of the AKV Army digital images from Bugaboo.

I'm also entering this box into the following challenges:
One Stitch at a Time ~ Use a Digi     Challenge Up Your Life ~ Packaging
Corrosive ~ Anything But Christmas

Sunday, 11 December 2011


So who has won a free copy of the My Memories Digital Scrapbooking Softwear???
Well the lucky person is:

Well done Jenny. Please get in touch with my so we can sort out the prize for you.

Today's challenge to go with the 11th Day of Christmas over at Catch The Bug is
Now this had me stumped for ages so decided to do a google search and when I typed it in, gingham came up. I was happier then!

This is my very first nugget tim! Used a stocking santa digital image from Bugaboo. The nuggets are covered in avery labels that have been stamped with Papertrey's gingham background stamp and Limitless Labels stamp sets. They have been alternated in the tin

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Santa Baby

hurry down the chimney tonight...

Yep, that is our theme this week at Catch The Bug, the Bugaboo challenge blog. We would like to see your take on Santa/Santa Baby.

And yes, I have made another sizzix box. Well, in fact, this was the first one I made using nugets but have been waiting to share it). I stamped the labels with the gingham background stamp from Papertrey so that the would match with the backing panels on the box. I love how the sentiments have fitted with the spaces left by the image and the gingham. 

The Bugaboo digi I used is Santa Sack.

Day 10

Well we are nearing the end of Bugaboo's 12 days of Christmas over at Catch The Bug. Yesterday's challenge was to create a feminie project so today is the day to go all masculine for the Lords who were Leaping.

Yesterday I used an AKV Girl from the Christmas bunch, and so today I have used a boy!

So what hapens when you put my masculine and feminine projects together? You get a great gift set for a brother and sister - well that was the plan anyway!

Today is also your last chance to put your name down for my draw to win some free digital scrapbooking softwear. You can find a review, examples (although there are more over my blog) and all the details on a discount and then just comment on the post HERE and you may be the lucky winner announced tomorrow.

Friday, 9 December 2011

Day 9

Welcome to Day 9 of Bugaboo's 12 Days of Christmas festivities. Today we have 9 Ladies Dancing and so would like to challenge you to create a feminine Christmas card.

I have made a little jar of sweets with a girly theme. I wonder if you can work out what tomorrow will bring yet?
Make sure you check out all the details of the challenge over at Catch The Bug as all the details regarding the prizes (and there's a lot of them) are available there.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Day 8

It's day 8 and time to get thos Maid's a Milking. So for today's challenge, we at Catch The Bug have set you the Christmassy challenge of:
Milk and Cookies  

I have used the Stocking Santa Milk and Cookies for my card. In a rush and have to go so sorry for no extra details today...

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Day 7

On the 7th Day Of Christmas, My true love gave to me...
Seven Swans a Swimming
And so today at Catch The Bug, we have a photo inspiration challenge for you. The design team have lots of wonderful designs too so make sure you pop on over for a visit. So here's the photo to inspire you:

I chose to use the red sash as my inspiration and used the Wrapped Up JJ from Bugaboo.

There is also still time to take part in my My Memories giveaway too and you could win some didgital scrapbooking softwear. Click on the banner at the top of my blog to see all the details (well, all you have to do really is leave a comment on this POST.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
Celebrate The Occasion ~ Christmas No Green     Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes
Paper Minutes ~ Countdown to Christmas   Passion For Promarkers ~ Mega Christmas

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

More Layouts using My Memories

Here are some more layouts made suing the My Memories Digital Scrapbooking softwear. This time I have used the Great Outdoors digi pack to scrap some of my Cub Camp photos. I've obviously blanked out their faces, they don't all have grey heads!!! Remember I have a GIVEAWAY HERE where you can win a free copy of the My Memories Digital Scrapbooking softwear for you to try to. Just coment on THIS POST!

I'm entering them into the Make It Monday challenge this week.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

12 Days Of Christmas

So it's day 4 of the '12 Days of Christmas' Challenges over with Bugaboo.
Today is '4 Calling Birds' and so we'd love for you to join in with our challenge by creating a project with a bird on it.

I've made a Shaker box using a sizzix die just as I did with Day 1.

It has some nesties as a base and lid and is filled with some covered hershey nuggets.

This little guy is so cute, he is called  Little Penguin Winter.

Make sure you ead on over to CATCH THE BUG to see what other inspiration is there and to get all the details.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

12 Days Of Christmas

Are you enjoying the 12 Days of Christmas with Bugaboo so far?
Day 3 is of course '3 French Hens' and so for today's challenge we'd like to see you use an animal on your card. I've used a AKV Reindeer image.

To get all the info with regards to these special challenges, take a look over at CATCH THE BUG where you can find out about the prizes and all the answers you may need.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

12 Days Of Christmas

Today starts a very exciting time in Bugaboo land. We are celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas in style!!! There will be a different challenge set each day and daily prizes up for grabs (and a host more too). All the details can be found over at the Catch The Bug Blog...

So day 1 is 'A Partridge in a Pear Tree'. The challenge is to include a TREE on your project.

I have made a little shaker box using a sizzix die and used nesties to create a lid and a base for it.

I then stamped some stickers with a co-ordinating ink pad and stamp set to cover up some Hershey Nugget chocolates to fill it.