Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Bugaboo Stamps New Release Tuesday

Monster Blocks

Today Bugaboo Stamps new release is “Monster Blocks”.  Since school is starting up again this week in Canada, I decided to make bookmarks.  I printed the Monster Blocks out on designer paper, then cut them out and mounted them on black card stock.  The sentiment was created using PSE.  I made the tassels using embroidery floss.  I decided to give the bookmarks to my neighbour’s daughter Maya.   She loved them and is going to share them with a few of her school buddies.

Marilyn

Challenges:

Creative Stamp Friends – Challenge #32 School.

Sentimental Sundays – Challenge #70 Back To School.

All Sorts – Week 118 back to School.

One Stop Craft Challenge – Week 146 Anything Bug Square.

Fairy Tale – Challenge #22 Back To School.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Catch The Bug Challenge

We have another great challenge for you this Saturday at Catch The Bug.  Our theme is Warm Colors and Paper Piecing.  If your are like me you might have to Google this and see what warm colors are.  So to help you out they are REDS, ORANGES AND YELLOWS.  We hope you will join our challenge this week.  Have fun and good luck!

Stella Braless

So, my image this week is my all time favourite gal, Stella.  This is actually called “Stella Bra-less”.   I paper pieced the bra and hanger.  Stella is colored with copics.  The sentiment comes with the image.

Marilyn

Challenges:

Aud Sentiments – Challenge #35 Anything Goes.

Some Odd Girl – Paper Piecing.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Copic/Promarkers Challenge

It’s time for another Copic/Promarkers challenge on The Outlawz.  The theme this week is “Anything Goes”, always a favourite out there in blog land!  Remember the rules are very simple, you can use any image as long as it is either colored with Copics or Promarkers.  Have fun and good luck!

Dustin Pike

My image is another by Dustin Pike.  I love his dragons, they have so much personality!  My coloring medium is Copics.  The designer paper is from the Sweet Threads paper pad by Basic Grey.  I’ve used the Optical Dot border punch by Martha Stewart.  Then a bit of twine to finish it off.

Challenges:

Top Tip Tuesday – Challenge #48 Masculine.

Cards For Men – Challenge #17 Anything Goes.

KB Cute Monday – Challenge #26 Use Twine.

Stamps N Fun=Creativity – Challenge #161 Fairy Tale.

Have a wonderful week-end.

Marilyn

Freebie Friday!

Today’s freebie Friday at Bugaboo Stamps features “Bunny”.   You can pick her up for free, and while you are there check out all the other great images Jodie has to offer.  She also has a 35% off sale that finishes today.

Bunny

Isn’t she super cute!  I colored the image with copics, then layered her on designer paper and then cardstock.  I added some fancy sewing stitches(by hand) using embroidery floss.  The sentiment is my own, which was computer generated.  The edge was punched with the Martha Stewart Hearts border punch.

Challenges:

Digi Doodle Shops Best – Challenge #73 Anything Goes.

Crafty Creations – Challenge #133 Show Us Your Inner Animal.

The Paper Shelter – Challenge #28 Die Cuts and Punches.

Truly Scrumptious – Challenge #64 Rocked Up In Pink.

Digital Tuesdays – Challenge #125 Cute And Girlie.

Card Makin Mamas – Challenge #27 Pink.

Have a wonderful week-end!

Marilyn

Monday, August 22, 2011

Stamps R Us “Anything Goes” Challenge

It’s Monday and time for a new challenge at Stamps R Us.  The theme for the next two weeks is “Anything Goes”, easy as pie!  I hope you’ll join us for this challenge.  Good luck!

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The image I use for this wedding card is by Karen's Doodles, and it’s called “Here Comes The Bride”.  The few parts that were colored were done with Copics.  I added some crystal stickles to the bottom of the dress and the bodice.

Challenges:

The Corrosive Challenge = #130 Girlie.

All Sorts Challenge – Week 117 You’ve Been Framed.

Designed 2 Delight – Anything Goes.

Happi Challenge – HLSC36 Girly Girl Week.

Make It Monday – Challenge #51 Anything Goes.

Have a great week!

Marilyn

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Summer Is For The Birds (And Bees)!

Time for another Saturday challenge at Catch The Bug.  This week we want to see birds and bees. 

Bees Birthday

The image I used for my card this week is Bees – Birthday.  I colored the image with copics, and used some MS glitter for part of the image.  The designer paper is Lime Twist by My Minds Eye.  I used some mini rubber stamps to stamp the background paper.

Have a wonderful week-end, and thanks for stopping by!

Marilyn

Challenges:

The Poodles Parlour – Anything Goes.

Divas By Design – Challenge #8 Birthdays.

A Spoonfull Of Sugar – Challenge #162 Happy Birthday.

Make It Monday – Challenge #50 Anything Goes.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Copic/Promarker Challenge With The Outlawz

Happy Friday everyone!  This week’s challenge on The Outlawz is “How Does Your Garden Grow”.  Remember you can use any image you like, as long as you use either Copics or Promarkers.  Good Luck!

Molly Moo

I’ve used an image from Bugaboo Stamps, and it’s Molly Moo – Sunflower.  I colored the image with copics, then layered it on cardstock.  The designer paper is from the Summer Days paper pad by Echo Park.

I hope you will join our challenge this week, thanks for poppin by!

Marilyn

Challenges:

Craft Us Crazy – Challenge #15 Anything Goes.

My Mums Craft Shop – Challenge #19 Summer Time.

Truly Scrumptious – Challenge #63 Lace It Up.

Digital Tuesday – Challenge #124 On The Farm.

Freebie Friday at Bugaboo Stamps!

Bear - Honey Stroller

Today’s freebie Friday at Bugaboo Stamps, and Jodie’s offering up this cutie “Bear Honey Stroller”.  While you are there check out more images from the Bear line, and all the other amazing digitals that she has to offer.

I decided to paper piece the bear, and add green stickles on his nose, and yellow stickles for the honey (blanket).  The rest of the image is colored with copics.  The designer paper and border punch is by Martha Stewart.  The flowers were made with the Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Dies.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.

Have a wonderful week-end, and thanks for poppin by!

Marilyn

Challenges:

Craft Us Crazy – Challenge #15 Anything Goes.

Paper Crafting Journey – Challenge #17 Anything Goes.

Creative Card Crew – Handmade Flowers.

Try It On Tuesday – Anything Goes.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

New Release Day At Bugaboo Stamps!

Hi, hope you’ve all had a wonderful week-end.  Looks like the humidity is finally tapering off, and in my books that’s something to sing about!

It’s also New Release day at Bugaboo Stamps, and today I am featuring “Raggedy Nurse”.

Raggedy Nurse

She’s so cute, and I love her wings!  As usual I colored the image with Copics.  I used the Spellbinder oval and scalloped dies to layer the image.  The white card stock was embossed with a folder from Cuttlebug.  I added some Martha Stewart glitter to the wings.  The sentiment is a freebie from Create With TLC.

I hope you’ll head on over to the Bugaboo store and check out the other New Releases in this line.

Have a great week!

Marilyn

Challenges:

Come And Get It Challenges – Colors Red, Black and White.

Paper Playtime – Challenge #53 Anything Goes.

OSAAT – Challenge #75 Anything Goes.

Challenge Up Your Life – Challenge #50 No Designer paper.

Crafty Catz Weekly – Challenge #95 Emboss It.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Catch The Bug Challenge

Wow, this week certainly went by fast, which means it’s time for another fabulous challenge over at Catch The Bug.  This week our theme is Distressed Shabby Chic.  It’s a good combo, and sure made me put my thinking cap on!

AKV Pumpkin Trio

I’ve used the image “A Kids View – Pumpkin Trio”, and you can find the image HERE.  I colored the image with Copics, then distressed the edges with scissors, and then sponged the edges with Peeled Paint distress ink by Tim Holtz.  The designer paper is from the Sweet Threads paper pad by Basic Grey.  I used a white gel pen and a black sharpie to add the faux stitching on the edges.  The sentiments are rubber stamps from Kraftin Kimmie.

Challenges:

Card Makin Mamas – Challenge #26 Birthday Cards.

Totally Paper Crafts – Challenge #79 Food and Drink.

Come And Get It Challenge – Fall Birthday.

I Did It Creations – Challenge #67 Children.

KB Cute Monday – Challenge #24 Anything Goes Using A Digi.

Make It Monday – Challenge #49 Anything Goes.

Charisma Cardz – Challenge #32 Distressing.

Enjoy your week-end.

Marilyn

Friday, August 12, 2011

The Outlawz Copic/Promarkers Challenge

We have another great challenge for you this week.  Our theme is “Color An Animal”.  It can be any animal, just as long as you use either Copics or Promarkers.  We have more amazing prizes this month on The Outlawz, hope to see you there!

Dustin Pike 2

The image I am using this week is a “Dragon” by Dustin Pike.  Doesn’t he look all cute dressed like a knight!

I colored the image with copics, and used a template and distress inks by Tim Holtz for the clouds.  The color of the ink is Tumbled Glass. 

My tip for doing the clouds is: “I use an old paint brush and put an elastic around the bristles, this way the ink all goes in one place when I am dabbing on the ink.  I find it works like a charm!”

The designer paper is from the Out Of Print paper pad by Basic Grey.  I used the Cuttlebug Corner Die to make the decoration, and then added a brad by Doodlebug.  The sentiment was computer generated.

Challenges:

Craft Us Crazy – Challenge #14 Anything Goes.

Crafty Sentiments – Dies and Punches.

MAWTT – Challenge #111 Fantasy.

Stampin B's – Challenge #123 Clouds.

A Spoonful Of Sugar – Challenge #162 Happy Birthday.

Anything Goes – Challenge #47 Happy Birthday/Celebration.

Top Tip Tuesday – Challenge #46 Straight Edges.

Tuesday Throwdown – Challenge #61 Birthdays.

Have a wonderful week-end, and thanks for poppin by!

Marilyn

Monday, August 8, 2011

Encore Presentation!

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful week-end, and it’s not been too hot!  It’s time for our bi-weekly challenge at Stamps R Us.  Our theme is to showcase your cards from previous postings.  No new cards allowed!  It doesn’t have to be a card that you have previously posted on our challenges, it can be any card or project you want.  Our prize is a Guest Designer spot for a future challenge.  We are still going to pick our Top 3.

Peaches

I’m showcasing a card I made using the image “Peaches” from Mo’s Digital Pencil.  I was quite pleased with how this card turned out.  We can’t wait to see what cards or projects you will share with us.  Good luck!

Marilyn

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Anything Goes Challenge!

It’s Saturday, and time for a new challenge on the Catch The Bug Challenge Blog.  It’s everyone’s favourite “Anything Goes”.  So how easy is that!

Molly Moo Plant Pots

I’ve just become a big fan of “Molly Moo”.  You can find more of Molly Moo at the Bugaboo Stamps store.

I colored the image with Copics, then layered it on purple and blue card stock.  I used the Copics colorless blender pen to make the polka dots on her dress, and to make highlights on her shoes face, and paws.  The designer paper is by Martha Stewart.  I also used her corner punch to make the lacy doily, and the strip down the side.

Challenges:

Raise The Bar – Challenge #69 Anything Goes!

Stamp Something – August Digi Day!

The Poodles Parlour – Round and Round the Garden.

Fab 'n' Funky – Challenge #84 Friendships.

Little Red Wagon – Challenge #92 Put A Critter On It.

Have a great week-end!

Marilyn

Friday, August 5, 2011

Who Hasn’t Done This Before!

Happy Friday everyone!  This week the Copics/Promarker challenge on The Outlawz is a color combo.  Our combo is to use the colors of your country’s flag.  You may use any image you like as long as your coloring medium is either Copic or Promarkers.  I live in Canada, so my color combo is RED and White.

Sassy Opinion

Who hasn’t stood in front of the mirror, and  not liking what you see, you stick your tongue out at yourself!  I know I have many a times.  This adorable image is from Sassy Cheryl’s.

I colored the image with copics and then layered it on red card stock.  For the red lacy frame I used a Martha Stewart border and corner punch.  The embossing was done with a Cuttlebug folder.  The sentiment is a freebie from Create With TLC.

Challenges:

Craft Us Crazy – Challenge #14 Anything Goes.

Crafts and Me – Challenge #46 Anything Goes.

Digistamps 4 Joy – Challenge #24 Children.

For Fun Challenges – Anything Goes.

Craft Your Passion – Challenge #69 Anything Goes.

Have a wonderful week-end!

Marilyn