Ahoy Me Matey

Sept 17th HMWDid you know September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day?  It’s Humor Me Wednesday at Catch the Bug and I’m sharing a birthday card I made for my grandson’s birthday!

Image: AKV Pirate Anchor – Bugaboo Stamps
Papers: Land Ho – Nitwit Collection
Embellishment: Button, Digi Elements from Land Ho Collection

Thanks so much for the visit!  Dee

Top Tip Tuesday – Kids
Creative Corner – Male
The Squirrel and The Fox – For a Male
Oh La La Creations - Birthday Boy


Happy Monday to You!

ABC 9-15-14I’m here to share an idea with you to use those digi images we all have in a non-traditional way. I’m casing an idea I saw done by Pyselfroken (sorry no link available) but I wanted to give her the credit for my project.

I don’t know what the weather is like where you live but we definitely have a feeling of fall in the air.  The temps at night have been near freezing – the trees have already started to change colors.  So much for global warming!

With fall in the air, I opted to make a fall centerpiece.  I started off by cutting strips of orange cardstock and attaching them at the ends with a brad to allow me to move them into a circular shape.  I adhered the pumpkin on to a circle base, glued various flowers to the base and added some die cut leaves.  I wound some green cardstock to make the stem and glued it to the top of the pumpkin, added a die cut leaf and a ribbon.

I printed Squirrel (it is a Catch the Bug Anything but a Card inspiration after all :-)) onto cardstock and also a mirror image and glued the two together as the centerpiece can be seen from all sides and I wanted the image to be seen on both sides of the cutout.  I added a tealight to give the pumpkin and inner glow.  If you try this idea, please use a tealight as I’m afraid a regular tealight would probably burn your centerpiece and after all of that hard work, I hate to see it go up in smoke!

Thanks so much for the visit and I hope I’ve inspired you to try this idea!  Dee

The Shabby Tearoom – Autumn Bliss, Photo Inspiration

Craftin Desert Diva’s – Fall
Milk Coffee – Colors of Autumn
Sister Act – Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Fall/Autumn
Come and Get It – Fall Digi
The Corrosive Challenge – Autumn/Fall

I’m late….


Sept 13th LateWe have such a fun new challenge for you this week at Catch the Bug!  The Theme is Late for a very important Date !  It could be a belated birthday greeting, an Alice in Wonderland theme, it’s whatever what you thing of when you think of being late.

Image: Scarlette Cape Dress – Bugaboo Stamps
Papers: Ladies and Gentlemen – Nitwit Collections
Punch: Border Punch – Martha Stewart
Embellishments: Pearls
Sketch Saturday – Sketch #327 (I flipped it 180 degrees)

I did a bit of paper piecing for her gown and cape, I added some copics to the cape to make it stand out from the gown – easy, peasy!
It’s not your typical belated birthday card, but it is perfect for that diva we all seem to know :-)

Thanks so much for stopping by – I can’t wait to see your take on this weeks Challenge at Catch the Bug!  Dee

Open-Minded Crafting – Roll out the Red
My Sheri Crafts – Birthday
We Do Doobedoo – Something Feminine
Graph ‘It Markers – Amazing Hair
Divas by Design – Anything Goes

I don’t have a caffeine problem…

 I have a problem without caffeine!

Sept 7th SSSTwo of my favorite things – Sketch Challenges and a good cup of coffee; it’s like the two were meant to be together!  Love this new paper collection from Nitwit Collections, all of the papers are so pretty.  Today’s sketch come to you courtesy of Stella Says Sketch at Catch the Bug.

Image: Stella Peeker – Magical Substance, Bugaboo Stamps
Paper: Coffee Talk – Nitwit Collections
Die: Bitty Button Die – PaperTrey Ink, Stitched Scallops Border Die – La La Land
Embellishment: Ribbon, Button, Twine, Pearls
Sketch: Stella Says Sketch – Catch the Bug

Thanks so much for the visit. I hope I’ve inspired you to give this sketch a try – I had a lot of fun with it and I hope you will too!  Dee

Clowning Around

Sept 5thHello and welcome to Friday Freebie at Catch the Bug – each week Jodie generously gives away a free Bugaboo image for you to have. You can find this weeks freebie here at Bugaboo Stamps.

Image: Clown Around – Rings, Bugaboo Stamps
Paper: From the Sea – Nitwit Collections
Die: Party Banner – Little Miss Muffet
Embellishments: Glossy Accents added to Candi Dots

Thanks so much for the visit! Dee

Crafty Catz – One for the Boys
The Crafter’s Cafe – Child’s Birthday
Corrosive Challenge – Let’s Hear it for the Boys
I Did it Creations - Use a Digi

Memories fill the Heart

sympathy heart copyI had so much fun using this week’s sketch at Mojo Monday, I had to use it again.

Papers: Country Meadows – Nitwit Collections
Die Samirah and Murana Butterfly – Poppy Stamps (antennae from a Memory Box butterfly)
Embellishments: Pearls, Ribbon – PaperTrey Ink
Sketch: Mojo Monday 361

Thanks so much for stopping by! Dee

Card Mania – Butterflies and Bows
PDE Linky Party – Metal Dies or Punches
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Anything Goes
Sister Act – Anything Goes

Let it Snow

let it snow copyCan you believe it is September already???  Last year at this time I had almost all of my holiday cards made.  This year I have but a handful ready to go.  No stamps used on this card.  I used a few of the digi elements found in the Snow Princess collection to make the scene – quick and easy.  I added sticles to the snow on the branches to give the image more of a 3-D apprearance.

Papers: Snow Princess – Nitwit Collections
Die: Eliza Snowflake – Simon Says Stamp, Alphabet Soup – Memory Box
Embellishments: Ribbon (2) – PaperTrey Ink, Snowflake Charm, Stickles
Sketch: Mojo Monday 361

Thanks for stopping by!  Dee

Penny’s Paper-Crafty – Christmas
Polkadoodle – Christmas
All Sorts – Early Christmas Makes
Christmas Card Challenges – Anything Goes