Saturday, September 27, 2014

It's Apple Season!

Hello, it's time for the Saturday Catch The Bug Challenge and this week we have a photo for inspiration, perfect for this time of year!

For my card today, I used AKV Scarecrow-Apples from Bugaboo Stamps! I coloured him with copics and used my SU tag topper punch to make the tag.
The card base is gumball green, with a layer of so saffron embossed with the square lattice embossing folder. The designer paper is from Doodlebug called Fruit stand. 
I also used the Freshly Made Sketch FMS155
Please join us in our challenge and upload your creation to the Catch The Bug Blog for your chance to win!
You can also find more samples from our Awesome Design Team using this photo for inspiration at the Catch The Bug Blog.


Have a Great Day!
Laurie

Thursday, September 25, 2014

OBG, Bobblehead Farm Sheep!

Hello, it's Oldie But Goodie Day at Catch The Bug, and today I using Bobblehead Farm Sheep from Bugaboo Stamps! All the papers are from Recollections. I coloured the sheep with copics. The card base is green with a piece of light blue embossed with a cloud embossing folder and I sponged the edges lightly with soft sky.

I also used this weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch SSSC237.

Make sure to check out the other samples of Oldies But Goodies at the Catch The Bug Blog too!

Have a Great Day!
Laurie

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Monkey Love Z Fold Tutorial!

 Hello, the last Wednesday of the month is always a Tutorial at Catch The Bug, so today I get to show you this fun fold! My Friend taught me this, and from a bit of searching around I think it's called a Z Fold card. 
I started my card with the pieces below. The brown base piece is 4.25" x 5.5", the pink piece is 4" x 10.5" and designer paper for the front, 3.75" x 2-3/8"
I'm having trouble with my camera, so the next picture isn't very clear, but I scored this piece at 2-5/8" and 5.25"
 then fold like the picture below. I also embossed the end with the spots and dots embossing folder.
 For my card front, I used Monkey Love-Big Heart from Bugaboo Stamps. I actually made this for my Niece for her Birthday, I thought it went nicely with the jungle lego set we got her!
 I had this image in stamp form from Totally Stampalicious days, so I stamped him twice on white cardstock and once on designer paper for the heart.  This can easily be done with the digital image as well. I coloured him with copics. Paper pieced the heart, cut the tail out of one image and glued it on and then cut the head out and popped it up.
You could also make this Z Fold card without the base, so to make an A2 size card you need to start with a piece 4.25" x 11" and score at 2.75" and 5.5"
It's a fun easy card, I hope you give it a try,
Have a Great Day!
Laurie

Sunday, September 21, 2014

SSS215, Have a Moo-velous Day!

Hello, it's time for a new Stella Says Sketch at Catch The Bug

For this weeks sketch, I used Bobblehead Farm Cow from Bugaboo Stamps. I coloured the image with copics. 
The card base is black with a layer of red on top from Recollections and a piece of yellow from my scrap bin on the bottom. The farm edge was made with a Martha Stewart punch.
Please join in our challenge and upload your creation to the Catch The Bug Blog! You will also find lots of samples from the Design Team using this sketch!
Have a Great Day!
Laurie

Thursday, September 18, 2014

OBG, Rockin' Pig!

Hello, it's Oldie But Goodie day at Catch The Bug, and today I used Pig-Calling Out To Miss A! from Bugaboo Stamps,
I coloured the image with copics. The card base is black with a layer of tangerine tango and so saffron that I embossed with a Flames embossing folder. The stars were made with die-namics.

I also used the Deconstructed Sketch DS165

Make sure to stop by the Catch The Bug Blog to see more Oldies But Goodies.

Have a Good Day!
Laurie

Friday, September 12, 2014

Freebie Friday, Monster Pocket!

 Hello, it's Freebie Friday at Bugaboo Stamps, and today's Freebie is this adorable Monster Pocket! I tried to get some texture on the pocket by first colouring the pocket only with copics, then spraying rubbing alcohol on my Linen background stamp and stamping onto the pocket. Then I coloured the rest on the image and cut it out.

The card base is midnight muse, with a layer of designer paper from DCWV Animal Prints Stack.  The middle strip is coastal cabana embossed with the Decorative Dots embossing folder. Then the image was popped up on a 2.5" circle.

I also used this weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch SSSC235.

Make sure to stop by the Catch The Bug Blog to see more great samples using this weeks Freebie!

Have a Great Day!
Laurie

Sunday, September 7, 2014

SSS214, Just Married!

Hello, summer's over and we're back to the bi-weekly Stella Says Sketch Challenge at Catch The Bug! This weeks SSS214 is below.
I made this card for our Niece Katie who is getting married this month to her Fiance Ricardo. This is AKV Our Wedding-Just Married from Bugaboo Stamps. I coloured the image with copics and added some glitter to the flowers and her veil and crystal effects to the headlights. 

The card base is a shimmery yellow from Recollections, with a layer of white embossed with the love language embossing folder. The strip down the center is silver glimmer paper from SU. I didn't have the right colour twine, so I used yellow embroidery floss.

Please join us in our challenge and upload your creation to the Catch The Bug Blog. You can also find lots more samples there using this sketch!

Have a Great Day!
Laurie