Saturday, 29 October 2011

Spooky Saturday...

Well it is over at Catch The Bug, the challenge blog for Bugaboo Images.
This week is a picture inspiration challenge:
Here is my Halloween Offering:

It's an easel of sorts. As you can see I took the ghost as my image inspiration and then the colour scheme matches the orange, green and black of the plant. I used the Bobblehead Ghost which is such a great fun, cute halloween image.

The paper I got from Scrappy from the Bugaboo DT. Really liked it, so cheers Scrappy!

If you want all the details regarding the challenge, prizes and rules then head on over to Catch The Bug right now.

I'm entering the card into the following challenges:
Splendiforous Creations ~ Happy Haunting     Crafty Catz ~ Halloween
Frosted Designs ~ Candy (in the Ghost's hand)     Glitter Geeks ~ Ghosts and Ghouls
Stampin For The Weekend ~ Spooky     Paper Play ~ Halloween
Rainbow Lady ~ Spooks      Do You Stack Up? ~

Friday, 28 October 2011

MOOsic to my ears...

I've always loved cartoony cow images. When I saw the latest release form Bugaboo I was pretty excited! Yes, Bugaboo now has a brand new herd joining the line up!

Quick and easy to colour and look great - perfect! Want it to be even more perfect? Well as it's Friday, this Cow image is the FREEBIE for this week so don't wait, go pick it up now by clicking here. To see the rest of the herd, click HERE.

Entering this card into the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments ~ Make Us Laugh     AI ~ Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz ~ Anything Goes     Digi Doodle ~ Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey ~ Use a Digi     Some Odd Girl ~ Black and White Image
Crafts and Me ~ Blue     The Paper Shelter ~ Anything Goes
Simon Says ~ Anything Goes     Whimsical Wednesday ~ Animals

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Another silhouette

Here's another card I made using the Botanical Silhouette set from Papertrey Ink.

I made it for A PAssion For Papretrey's silhouette challenge. I made the card blank using my nestabilities and I quite like the clean and fresh look of it. The monochromatic works great for silhouettes.

Monday, 24 October 2011

JJ Birthday Book

As it is a Monday, it's Anything But a Card Day at Bugaboo's blog, Catch The Bug! Today is my turn and I have used my Papertrey page die along with a whole bunch of JJ images from Bugaboo to create a Birthday Book/Diary.

Jodie has created a few sets called Calendar Months for a range of her characters. This means that you can easily have an image to suit every month of the year. I created a template for the pages in Microsoft Publisher and then inserted a JJ image onto each. Here's January:

And February:

And as it's October:

As it was intended as a birthday book, I used Baking JJ on the cover as I think she looks like she is struggling to bake a birthday cake. Finished off with a few jump rings and ribbon and viola!

I am entering this card into the One Stop Craft No Designer Paper challenge and Craft Catz's Birthday challenge. Stampin Sisters have a Time theme too so the calendar element fits in with that. My Time To Craft want Dies, well each page has been cut with one. The ric rac is also a Papertrey die cut.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Passion For Papertrey

When I saw that the theme for the current challenge at A Passion For Papertrey was Sihlouettes, I knew I wanted to finally get out my free set I got from them - Botanical Silhouette.

I kept it simple and have always been impressed by Nichole Heady's simple bordered cards. So clean and elegant. So this is my attempt at her style. I thought black would be too stark so decided upon Night of Navy card and ink from Stampin Up.

I also want to enter One Stop Crafts challenge with this card as it is a No Designer Paper challenge and Fairy Tale's Sympathy Challenge.

Friday, 21 October 2011

So Exciting!!!


Have been so excited about today. Can you believe that I get to play with the Design Team from THE GREETING FARM today! How exciting is that? What an awesome team to be playing with. This is my effort. The challenge is to case the card shown.

On Saturday, the Greeting Farm girls joined us at Bugaboo for our Animal Antics challenge and today is our turn to join in with them. More details about the Casing challenge can be found over at CATCH THE BUG or at the FARM FRESH CHALLENGE BLOG. This is the card to CASE:

As you can see, I used the birthday embossing folder. I stuck to the green colour scheme too. I used the Freaky Flutter image which I have been eying up for a long time so it was great to be able to work with it on such a special project. 

Also entering this card into the following challenges:
Pixie Dust ~ Happy Birthday     Flutter By Wednesday ~ Open (with Butterfly)
Sisterhood of Crafters ~ Birthday     Pollycraft ~ Girls, Girls, Girls
There's Magic In The Air ~ Halloween Colour     The Crafty Pad ~ Monochromatic

JJ Christmas

I was due to post this card on Tuesday but I didn't get a chance to as I was feeling so groggy after an operation on Monday. Am still not feeling the best but had to share this with you. You may have seen it over at Bugaboo anyhow. 

Now JJ is one of my fave characters and have used her a lot and I am really liking the NEW Christmas JJ set! Have you seen her wrapped up in a ribbon? In a martini glass? NO! Then why not? Head on over to the shop now to see.

ABC Christmas ~ Use old stash
(cardstock is from a now defunct store and has been gathering dust as I'm afraid to use it as I won't be able to get more)
Ohh La La ~ Let It Snow
Christmas Inspirations ~ Die Cuts (Papertrey Mat Stack 3)

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Halloween Treats

There's plenty of fantastic Bugaboo Treats to be had this week as the theme over at the challenge blog, CATCH THE BUG is

I wanted to make a treat holder for a grown up so went to the JJ Calendar Months collection and went for the October image.

The box is made using a Sizzix XL die. Then I went to town with some Papertrey ink products (the gingham stamp and ric rac die) for the decorations. The ink and green cardstock is Stampin' Up's Garden Green.

I think I may have overdone the pics and taken from any angle I could lol!

Finally filled it with some Hershey Nuggets. I have just had some Avery labels from the US so I can't wait to start using them to cover the nuggets so that the chocolates can match the projects.

Hope you like the box. If you feel inspired, why not join us for this weeks challenge and potentially win some prizes? Head on over to Catch The Bug for all the details. If you need to make some quick treat holders or just want to try something simple, then check out the tutorials I have in my sidebar for some ideas of ones I made last year.

I'm also entering this project into the following challenges:
Cuddly Buddly ~ Check It Out (used Gingham)    Forever Night ~ Trick or Treat
Fussy and Fancy ~ Halloween     Inspire Me Friday ~ Anything Goes
Just Add Ink ~ Die Cut (ric rac is PTI die)     Craft Lounge ~ Trick or Treat
Crafty Ribbons ~ Halloween     Limited Runs ~ Halloween
Pixie Dust ~ Anything But a Card     Stamp Insanity ~ Anything But a Card

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Silouette Cat Released

Have you seen the latest additions to the Bugaboo range? If not then check them out. The new silouettes are a great new way of using digi images.

For this tag for a halloween jar, I simply printed it out onto white card, die cut it with my sizzix die. Then I set upon it with yellow distress ink, then orange (stopping just outside the inner circle. Finally I added some green to the edges. The great thing with these designs is that there's no colouring which make for quick and easy projects.

Entering this into the following challenges:
Hooked on Craft ~ Halloween     Make It Monday ~ Anything Goes
My Craft Spot ~ Too Cute To Spook     My Partner in Crime ~ Sweets and Treats
Stamp With Fun ~ Halloween     The Pink Elephant ~ Halloween

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Stocking Santa Strikes Again

Happy World Card Making Day everybody!

It's been a while since Bugaboo's Stocking Santa has appeared on my blog. Thought it was time for him to come forward again for the ANYTHING GOES challenge this week at Catch The Bug.

I wanted to try something different and so used bright blue! The zig zags and the sentiment are both from Papertrey Ink.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges too:
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Challenge ~ Too early for Christmas?
Inspire Me Fridays ~ Anything Goes      Crafts 4 Eternity ~ Anything Goes
Sew Many Cards ~ Anything Goes     Paper Play ~ White Plus 1      Digi Stamps 4 Joy ~ Anything Goes

Make sure you head on over to Catch The Bug today as there'll be extra challenge goodies up for grabs to celebrate this day.