Heading for the beach

This month I outdid myself and managed to get an extra project done for Scribbles Designs. I love the combination of these two images and have used them before. In this version I decided to do a giant beach ball, I just hope it does not get blown away by the sea breeze!

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Materials used: 
Scribbles Designs – #F 38 Sand Bucket (Free) and #F 127 Beach Ball
X-Press It card
copper mat finish glimmer card
gold mirri card
gold peel-off greeting sticker
15cm square white card blank

Arrange the two images on the page and print on X-Press it card, trim to size and colour with Copic pens. Mat onto gold mirri card.

Attach a piece of the copper card to the front of the card blank leaving a narrow white border around the edges. Attach the matted image to the card . Finally place on the greeting sticker.

Image result for large inflatable ball with beach bucketI have made my beach ball large like one of the giant inflatable ones.

The current challenge at Scribbles Designs is ‘Use Your Noodle To Doodle’. It is open until the 14th August so there is still plenty of time to enter, there is even a free image available for you to use if you want to. Why not hop on over to the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog for all the details of how to enter and the prizes available. It would be great to see you there.

Thanks for dropping in. Take care.

Pippa

 

 

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Messing about on the river

This month’s image for the Progressive Challenge on the Art by Barb Facebook page makes a great summer birthday card for a young lad. What can be more fun than taking a good friend for a canoe trip on a lovely sunny day. I wish I could join them!

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Materials used: 
Art by Barb – Ahoy There (the boy image i free from the Art by Barb Facebook page if you are new to the challenge or took place in the previous challenge)
DDDoodles – Sizzling Summer Textured Paper
rope and greeting acrylic stamps
black archival ink pad
X-Press It card
blue card
white A5 card blank
Copic pens
Polychromo pencils
square die set

Print the image at required size on X-Press It card and colour with Copics. Use a square die set to cut the image and a slightly larger mat (cut from a piece of the water paper from the Sizzling Summer set).

Attach the image to the mat then glue the mat onto blue card and trim away the excess leaving a narrow border around the edges.

Use the rope and greeting stamp with black archival ink to make the greeting at the bottom of the card and colour with Polychromo pencils.

Attach the topper to the front of the card.

Thank you for dropping in. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
Art by Barb Progressive Freebie Challenge (Facebook)
A Bit More Time To Craft #48 – Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #346 – Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #338 – Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends #48 – Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrapshack FFD #198 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #132 – Anything Goes

 

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Bugaboo Christmas In July Day 7 – Freebie Recipe Challenge

Today is the final day of the Christmas in July event at Catch the Bug. The final theme is Freebie Recipe Challenge. Create a project using the freebie following recipe
Black, White or Kraft with a POP of colour and sparkle.

 

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Materials used: 
Bugaboo Digi Stamps – Friday Freebie
Neenah Desert Storm Kraft card
white card
red card
diamond sparkles
acrylic greeting stamp
archival black ink pad
A4 snowflake embossing folder
Copic pens
white gel pen

Print the image on the kraft card, colour with Copics and a white gel pen and trim to size. Add diamond sparkles glitter to the ground at the bottom of the image. Stamp the greeting on a snippet from trimming the image.

Emboss the A4 white card with the snowflakes folder and use it to make an A5 card blank. Mat the image and the greeting with red card and attach to the front of the card blank.

I did find colouring on the Neenah card was trickier than using X-Press It card but needed the kraft card for the challenge. Perhaps we can persuade the producers of X-Press It card to develop a kraft version as well!

I hope you have enjoyed the week of challenges at Catch the Bug, there were certainly a variety of them! Congratulations if you managed to enter any of them and good luck in the prize drawers. If any of you managed to enter every day I think you need a gold star. I have done it both as a competitor and as a design team member and the later is much easier (we have the challenges in advance to prepare early!)

Thanks for popping in. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft #48 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #62 – Anything Goes
PIP Challenge #1729 – Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart #168 – Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments – Clean and Simple or Fussy and Fancy
Lemon Shortbread #46 – Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More #251 – Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #346 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #292-293 – Anything Goes
Lil Red Wagon #403 – Christmas in July

 

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Bugaboo Christmas In July Day 6 – Oldie But Goodie Colour Inspiration

Here we are with the penultimate challenge for this year’s Christmas in July event at Bugaboo. Today’s challenge is a colour inspiration. I confess I did opt to go for the obvious with my project but I am sure that some of you will be able to come up with something a little more unusual. I can’t wait to see the array of entries for this one!SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

Materials used:  
Bugaboo Digi Stamps – Christmas Ornaments
acrylic greeting stamp
black archival ink pad
X-Press It card
silver mirri card
dark pink and mid green card
Copic pens
silver gel pen
A5 white card blank

Print out the Christmas Ornaments to the required size on X-Press It card and colour with Copics and silver gell pen.

Trim to size and mat and layer on silver, pink and green card. Attach to the card base.

Stamp the greeting at the bottom of the card with black archival ink.

Well we are on the home straight now after such a busy week! Remember all the challenges are open until the end of the week. Details of how to enter and the prizes on offer can be found at the Catch the Bug Blog.

Thanks for popping by. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
July Crafty Awesomeness Challenge – July
Inspiration Destination #132 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #48 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #62 – Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs – Clean and Simple/Fussy and Fancy
Little Red Wagon #403 – Christmas in July
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #338 – Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner #132 – Christmas in July

 

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Bugaboo Christmas In July Day 5 – Photo Inspiration and Make It Funny

 It’s the fifth day of the Bugaboo Christmas in July week of challenges and today is a photo inspiration for a funny card.

I have chosen to feature Santa and a rather tangled up Rudolph, charging him with putting up the decorations might have been a mistake!

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Materials used: 
Bugaboo Digi Stamps –  Christmas Trio Blocks Digi Stamp
acrylic greeting stamp
acrylic line border stamp
X-Press It card
silver mirri card
blue card
silver embossing powder
Versamark ink pad
DL white card blank
white fun flock
Copic pens
Snowy acetate sheet

Print two of the Christmas blocks on X-Press It card twice and colour with Copics. Fussy cut one of each block around the outside edge and fussy cut just the Santa and Rudolph from the other images. Add fun flock to Santa’s hat.

Emboss the edge with the border stamp and greeting using silver embossing powder.

Arrange and adhere the two images on a strip of blue card matted on silver mirri. Use foam pads to attach the two character images over the top shaping them slightly first.

Attach the panel to the front of the card.

Wrap the card with a piece of snowy acetate.

I hope you have been able to join in the fun with our Christmas in July event at Catch the Bug. There is still time to catch up with the challenges so far and still more to come over the next couple of days. All the details can be found at the Catch the Bug Blog page, and there are lots of prizes on offer too.

Thanks for visiting. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
July Crafty Awesomness Challenge
Inspiration Destination #132 – Anything Goes
Di’s Digi Designs – Christmas in July
A Bit More Time to Craft #48 – Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin’ Challenge – Christmas in July
Christmas Sweet Stampin’ Challenge July – Anything Christmas Goes
Bugaboo Crafty Challenge #7 – Anything Goes (must use a Bugaboo image)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #56 – Anything Goes
PIP Challenge 1729 – Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart #168 – Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread #46 – Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More #251 – Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #346 – Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon #403 – Christmas in July

 

 

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Bugaboo Christmas In July Day 4 – New Release Bingo

Time is rattling on and it is day four already. This time there is a bingo card for you to have a go at using today’s new release Bear Stocking . For those of you not familiar with bingo challenges the idea is to take three items from any row, vertically, horizontally or diagonally. (I chose the left hand side column). Of course there is nothing to stop you going really crazy and going for a full                                                                                        house! Eyes down and have fun!

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Materials used:
Bugaboo Digi Stamps – New Release Bear Stocking
acrylic greeting stamp
X-Press It card
A4 snowflake embossing folder
A4 white card
Christmas designer paper
self-adhesive gems
white fun flock
white glitter
small gold bell
round corner punch
round corner rectangle dies

Print the image out three times (I cropped the second and third images to the parts I needed to safe card), colour with copics and fussy cut the two layers. Use the die to cut the complete image and a slightly larger die to cut a mat from the designer paper. Attach the topper to the mat.

On the top parts of the layers add fun flock to the stocking  and white glitter to the bear’s hat. Use glue gel to put the layers together.

Emboss an A4 sheet of white card with the snowflakes embossing folder and use it to make the card base.

Attach the matted image to the card and stamp the greeting using black archival ink.

Attach the bell to the hat and the gems at the heel of the stocking.

I hope that you have already had a go at the challenges so far at Catch the Bug. If not maybe this one appeals to you. All the details of how and where to enter, information on the wonderful selection of prizes on offer and how to get the new release image can be found on the Catch the Bug Blog.

Thanks for dropping in. Take care.

Pippa

I would like to enter the following challenges:
July Crafty Awesomeness Challenge – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #132 – Anything Goes
Creative Moments #122 – Anything Goes/Christmas in July
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC #197 – Anything Goes
Di’s Digi Designs Challenge – Christmas in July
A Bit More Time To Craft #48 – Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin’ – Christmas in July
A Gem of a Challenge #198 – Animals
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #62 – Anything Goes
PIP Challenge #1729 – Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart #168 – Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread #46 – Anything Goes

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Bugaboo Christmas In July Day 3 – Anything But A Card

Day three already at Catch the Bug’s Christmas in July challenges and time to abandon cards for something else. I have made an A3 piece of wrapping paper to share with you.SAM_4344(watermarked).JPG

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Bugaboo Digi Stamps –  Christmas Words – Hohoho
Polychromo pencils
A3 printer paper
Docrafts Digital Designer software (free download available)

Use the paper maker option of the software to make the design at A3 size and print off.

Colour images with Polychromo pencils.

It’s a lot quicker to describe how to do it than it was to colour in those images. I could have added more but I think I had enough to colour as it was!

Come and join in the fun at the Catch the Bug Blog with a different challenge every day there is bound be be at least one you could enter or why not be daring and have a go at all of them. There are some very special prizes on offer. You can find details of the challenges and the prizes with instructions on how to enter at the Blog. Hope to see you there.

Thanks for stopping a while. Take care.

Pippa.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Creative Fingers #134 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #123 – Anything Goes
Christmas Sweet Stampin’ Challenge July – Anything Goes
Di’s Digi Designs Challenge – Christmas in July
A Bit More Time To Craft #48 – Anything Goes
Bugaboo Crafty Challenge #7 – Must use Bugaboo image
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #62 – Anything Goes

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Christmas In July Day 2 – Sketch

Time for the second of the fun Christmas in July challenges at Catch the Bug. Today  is a sketch for you to try.

 

 

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Materials used:
Bugaboo Digi Stamps – Ava and Deacon Christmas – HoHo
acrylic greeting stamp
X-Press It card
designer paper
silver mirri card
pearlised card
circle die
blue buttons
blue ribbon
glitter
white fun flock
Copic pens

Print image on X-Press It card, colour with Copics and trim to size. Use a glue pen to add a glittery border and fun flock to the children’s hadt. Matt onto silver mirri card.

Make an A5 card base from pearlised card. Cut a piece of designer paper larger than the matted image and attach to the middle of the card base.

Add the matted image with the blue ribbon and attach the buttons.

Stamp the greeting with black ink and cut with a circle die. Run a black pen carefully around the edge and colour the stars with a gold pen. Attach to card with foam pads.

I cannot recall if I have said before but sketches are my least favourite challenges! So if I am brave enough to give it a go I think you could too. Look on the Catch the Bug Blog for all the information about the challenges for the week and details of the wonderful prizes on offer. Hope to see you there.

Thanks for dropping by. Take care.

Pippa

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Inspiration Destination #132 – Anything Goes
Creative Moments #122 – Anything Goes/Christmas in July
Christmas at Sweet Stamping #July – Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrap Shack Funday Friday #197 – Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends #47 – Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #134 – Anything Goes

 

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Use Your Noodle To Doodle!

I guess I had better explain the strange title of this post. It’s time for a new challenge at Scribbles Designs and the theme is as above. With the fairly recent resurgence in doodling and zen tangling there are plenty of images around, either open to doodle in or already doodled. There are plenty of images at the Scribbles Designs store if you need some ideas.

For my project for the start of the challenge I have chosen an already doodled image to make a cover for my notebook, much more interesting and colourful than the plain black!

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Materials used: 
Scribbles Designs – Throw Kindness
X-Press It card
Copic pens

The image is printed out at A5 size on X-Press It card and Coloured with Copics. It is then trimmed and attached to the front of a notebook.

It would be lovely to see you join in with our challenge to see what doodles and tangles people come up with. You can find all the details of how to enter and the prizes on offer at the Scribbles Designs Blog.

Thanks for stopping by. Take care.

Pippa

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Inspiration Destination #132 – Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #337 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #290 -291 – Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude #29 – Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge #28 – Anything Goes

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Bugaboo Christmas In July Day 1 – Sparkle And Shine

 It’s here at last, the Bugaboo Christmas in July week of challenges. To get the ball rolling today’s challenge is, Sparkle and Shine. Create a project that sparkles and/or shines.

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Materials used: 
Bugaboo Digi Stamps –  Fancy Sunbonnet Christmas Tree
X-Press It card
pale lilac card
green glitter card
silver mirri card
square card blank
silver gel pen
Copic pens
assorted glitters
glossy accents

Print the image on X-Presss It card at the required size and colour with Copic pens.

Add glitter to the tree baubles and the angel’s dress.

Add glossy accents to the holly berries on the sun bonnet and glitter gel pen to the angel wings.

Trim image to size and draw a jagged border around the edge with a silver gel pen.

Mat and layer the image on the lilac and glitter green card. Cover the front of the card blank with silver mirri card.

Attached the image to the card base.

I hope you will be able to join in the fun at Catch the Bug with the Bugaboo Christmas in July event. All the details on how to enter and the wonderful prizes on offer can be found ont the Catch the Bug Blog. With seven different challenges through the week there is bound to be at least one you like the look off. So why not challenge yourself to enter as many as you can, if it takes you out of your comfort zone see it as a personal challenge. Hope to see you there.

Thanks for dropping in. Take care.

Pippa

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More #250 – Photo Inspiration
Inspiration Destination #132 – Anything Goes
Creative Moments #122 – Anything Goes/Christmas in July
Crafting With An Attitude #29 – Anything Goes

 

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