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Monday, May 22, 2017

ABC


Good morning; today is "Anything But a Card" at Catch the Bug! Since graduation is upon us, I went with a Hershey Nugget tin. Not only does the graduate get a sweet treat, you can tuck a little cash inside too!

The image (retired) is colored with pencils, accented with glitter, and mounted on a die cut.  The candy is wrapped in CS and I've added a CS band with ribbon for embellishing.

Image: Bugaboo (Retired, but check out the rest of the For Ewe collection...cute images!)
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, SU! Pretty in Pink CS, PTI True Black CS
Embellie: Doodlebug Glitter, Ribbon (stash)
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Nugget Tin from PTI, Hershey Nuggets

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here.

Challenges entered:

Animal Friends: Everything But Cards (with an animal)
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Anything But a Card w/ Ribbon/Trim

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Friday, May 12, 2017

Bugaboo Freebie Friday



Good morning! It's Freebie Friday at Bugaboo so this fun image is up for grabs! I've colored the image with pencils and accented the eyes with a black gel pen. The sketch is from Freshly Made Sketches. Here's a close-up:


Image: Bugaboo "Guy and Dog" Digital Image
Ink: Printer, Signo Black Gel Pen
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, SU! Creamy Caramel CS, PTI Evening Sky CS, Doodlebug Patterned Paper
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here...be sure to leave them a little love for their efforts!

Challenge entered:

Freshly Made Sketches: Sketch #287


Thanks for stopping by!

Angela

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Bugaboo New Release Tuesday



Good morning...it's New Release day at Bugaboo! Really hoping those April showers will bring May flowers, or in our case May snow! Ugh!

I've colored the image with pencils and paired it with some bright and cheery Doodlebug papers. The paper was too pretty to cover up so I added a piece of vellum for one of the layers on the sketch...I really like that trick...it adds a bit of interest too. I've added a sun and some clouds for embellishing. Here's a close-up:


Image: Bugaboo "Brat Boy Spring Umbrella" Digital Image
Ink: Printer, Signo Black Gel Pen
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, SU! Bashful Blue CS, Doodlebug Sugar Coated CS, Doodlebug Patterned Paper
Embellies: Spare Parts Mini Brads
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Felt (stash), Lil' Inker Designs Dies (sun and clouds), Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations at Catch the Bug...and don't forget to check out the new images in the newly revamped store!

Challenges entered:

Crafty Creations: #340 Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: #120 Anything Goes
Paper Play Sketches: Sketch #41


Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Monday, May 1, 2017

FTHS May Blog Hop



Good morning! It's time for the May From the Heart Stamps Blog Hop...our theme this month is "CASE It". Each team member will be showcasing a card CASE-d (copy and share everything) from another teammate.

As you hop along, please leave a comment on each entry. One random commenter will be selected on each blog to win the image of their choice from the FTHS Store. We are also having a link-up contest with this hop. We invite you to pick one of the FTHS DT members and "CASE" one of their cards and add it to the linky collection by Sunday, May 7th. Everyone who enters will be entered into a random drawing; one lucky winner will receive 3 images of choice from the store!

If you have arrived from From the Heart Stamps, you are in the right place; if not, why don't you start there so you don't miss anything?

Today I am CASE-ING my teamie Brenda. Let me tell you, I really had fun going through her blog roll to find a card! I found out that Brenda crafts a lot of cards (I have no idea how she is so productive!) and I had a hard time choosing! I went way back to October 21, 2015...check out her post here.

I went with the same image, "Hamlet PigWit Pig Out", pastel colors, and layout. I've colored Hamlet with pencils and dotted his eyes with a black gel pen. Patterned papers are from Echo Park.


Image: From the Heart Stamps "Hamlet PigWit Pig Out" Digital Set
Ink: Printer, Signo Black Gel Pen
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Stamper's Select and Raspberry Fizz CS, Echo Park Patterned Paper
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, MFT Dies, Foam Tape

Now head on over to Brenda's to see her fabulous creation!

Thanks for hopping with us. The hop will end Sunday, May 7th at 6 a.m. EST. Winners will be posted on the FTHS Blog on Wednesday, May 9th.

Challenges entered:

Crafty Friends: #56 Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!

Angela

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Nursing is a work of the heart.



Good morning! I have a card to share using the adorable "Little Nurse Kathy"...I just love this image! She's colored with pencils and I've added a sentiment especially for my friend who is leaving the unit to take a new job. She has one of the biggest hearts ever, so this sentiment was perfect! She will be missed!

Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, SU! Pink Pirouette and Real Red CS
Embellies: Spare Parts Mini Brads
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Gina Marie Designs Dies, Foam Tape

I really think the detail of the die adds a lot to a clean and simple card; here's a close up:


Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here. There is still time to play along with this week's sketch; see the details here...we would love to see your interpretation!

Always Fun Challenges: CAS
Crafting From the Heart: Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Bugaboo Inspiration Challenge


Good morning! It's Saturday so that means we have a new challenge for you at Catch the Bug...here is your inspiration photo:


Here's what I came up with:


I think this little bird is adorable! I colored her with pencils, accented her eyes with a black gel pen, accented her beak with Glossy Accents, accented the heart and flower with glitter, and added Bella Dots for embellishing. I'm liking the pink and yellow color combo!  Here's a close-up: 


Image: Bugaboo EC Flower (Retired)
Ink: Printer, Signo Gel Pen
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, SU! Pretty in Pink and Poppy Parade CS, American Crafts Patterned Paper
Embellies: Bella Dots, Doodlebug Glitter, Ranger Glossy Accents
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with the details of how to play along...prize is Bugaboo images!

Challenges entered:

As You Like It Challenge: Favourite Color (Pink...always has been! I love the varying shades and it just makes me happy!)
Crafty Cardmakers: #186 Things with Wings
Deep Ocean Challenges: #153 Spring
Moving Along With the Times: #43 Birds and Feathers 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2: Sketch #110


Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

I like BIG BOOKS and I can not lie.



Good morning! It's Humor Me Wednesday at Catch the Bug; some unusual holidays for this week are:

April 10: National Farm Animals Day, National Siblings Day
April 11: National Pet Day, National Cheese Fondue Day
April 12: National Licorice Day, National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
April 13: National Peach Cobbler Day, National Scrabble Day
April 14: National Dolphin Day, National Pecan Day

LOL Did you know there were so many fun days to celebrate? Since this whole week is National Library Week, I had to go with that!

I couldn't resist making a card for my daughter for this one...she is an avid reader! She doesn't visit the library though; she likes to purchase them, preferably in hardcover...there are stacks of books in her bedroom! The image is colored with pencils and I've used a simple layout accented with buttons. Maybe I will put a gift card inside...she can buy more books!  LOL

Image: Bugaboo Big Books Girl Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Fine Linen CS, Christy Tomlinson Patterned Paper
Embellies: PTI Buttons/DMC Floss
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here...they are sure to inspire you! Also, have you checked out the new store? Jodie has been issuing invitations to move your account over. I really do believe that Bugaboo images are amazing, there is truly something for everyone! So many images, so little time.... Have fun creating!

Challenges entered:

Crafting From the Heart: #154 Anything Goes
Crafty Purple Frog: Time to Celebrate the Little People

Thanks for stopping by!

Angela