Bugaboo Stamps Friday Freebie… Fab for male cards!!

Ok all you Bugaboostamps fans.. shake a leg and make sure you don’t miss out on this week’s freebie…GUS FISH WHISPERER.

Yup our darlin’ Gus is this weeks freebie.  
You still have time to grab it and enter our Bugaboo Crafty Challenge before the 15th too…. even more chance to snag some fab freebies  from Bugaboo Stamps if you are our random winner.

While you are there don’t forget to check out the New Releases 🙂  I saw a fun new  one of a guy with a lawn mower… another fun male image to grab for those guy cards.

Bugaboo Sketch Challenge inspired notebook

I was cruising along doing my thing when I ran across the  new Bugaboo Stamps latest “Stella Says Sketch Challenge”.  Now I am not a huge fan of sketch challenges..I like to do my own thing.. but once in a while a sketch will catch my eye and I’m like

“hmm.. yup..I can work with that! “

….and this  was one of them.  This is the Sketch for Challenge 502 which runs till February 6th.  Now I am kind of used to our sketch challenge on the message board..which is VERY relaxed as far as “rules goes”  and very open to artistic license. They are an inspiration/ suggestion not an absolute LOL.. so everyone is used to me skipping  the sentiments section on my cards and projects.

Sometimes they just don’t need one, other times I want to leave it  till I know who the recipient is… or let’s face it.. it’s me!! Sometimes it’s just not something I should probably post pictures of for the masses lol.
In this case, it just doesn’t need one… it’s a notebook, not a card.  I just wanted to have some fun with these Bugaboo Stamps I have in my collection and practice  blending techniques with my Chameleon Pens.  I will enter it any way, just to show it off for anyone who cares to  check it out…and to show a bit of support for one of our Sponsors Challenges.
Anywho here is my fun little notebook, made from scratch using a Fellowes Comb Binder and Plastic Combs.  The images used are Hedgehog Flower and Mini Set- Spring Flower Blocks which is a set of 6.  Colored with Chameleon Pens on Canson Mix Media the notebook was made using Recollections card for the cover and the inside pages.

I was considering laminating the covers, but decided against it.  The center panel was layers of black & white matching card stock and I used Zig Kuretake Photo Tape Runner for my adhesive. and the  Hedgehog was also printed on white, then colored and Die cut using one of my newer Gina Marie Designs Dies “MINI HEART LACE SQUARE DIE SET”

This one  may or may not join my abandoned art project bucket… it’s kinda cute and I may keep it.

Be sure to enter your Bugaboo Stamps Projects in their Challenges..at “Catch the Bug Challenge Spot”

and of course our brand new one that started this month “Bugaboo Crafty Challenge”.  It’s a monthly prize challenge that starts on the 15th of each month for Bugaboo Stamp projects

.. and then of course you can also enter it in the “Crafty Awesomeness Challenge” here on the blog too, which is an anything goes and starts on the 1st of each month.


Stella Says Sketch Challenge 502


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Bugaboostamps Friday Freebie.. cute “Winter Penguin Trio”

bug_freebie_penguinsIf you still have a few extra cards to  put together for Christmas… grab these adorable penguins.  Such a fun image and ..who can beat FREE.  This is the new Friday Freebie at Bugaboostamps.

Be sure to grab your Friday Freebies and get your favorite Bugaboostamps ready for a brand new Bugaboo Challenge starting on the blog in January 2017.  We’ll be hosting a new monthly challenge which is EXCLUSIVELY for projects featuring a Bugaboo Stamp. Subscribe to the blog, or follow  on  Facebook, twitter or Google+ so you don’t miss out on alerts.

Bugaboo “Autumn Kidz” Velvet over the edge card

Some of you caught a WIP look at this on Facebook, but here she is.. all finished up and matted, popped on foam and overhanging the stitched frame.

She’s colored with Chameleon Pens and a touch of Zig Kurecolor and Marvy Detailer. sections of the image were cut in to overlap the frame while the main image remained behind the frame.  I am sure it has some fancy technical name, but heck if I know what to call it haha…I just know it’s cool. A couple of the smaller detached details were fussy cut and added to the frame where they should be in the original.

Both layers are foam padded for depth and the image is printed on Velvet Paper…. combined it gives the  card a lush soft feel.

Links and supplies listed below for anyone interested.

First off a close up through my Magnifier light to show off that lush velvet texture. Traditional blending styles will not work with this…. so if you are the type who has to blend to perfection, this is not the paper for you.  It works great with pencils too, but it does have a soft grainy effect look to it….so it may not suite everyone.  Me….I LOVE this paper… it suits my style and tastes perfectly.


..and here is the finished card, Very CAS ( clean and simple ). I don’t like to add sentiments to cards till I plan to use them; unless I already know who the recipient is, or the occasion. Quite often I just want to  use it as a note card, so I  keep them sentiment free.  I’m sure you have probably noticed that I am not a big fan of making overly fussy cards either and prefer to highlight the image and  in some cases humorous text.  It’s just my style….

bugaboo_autumn_card_wmd..anywho .. there she is… my Autumn Kidz.  I love these muted colors which is funny because hubby and I have argued color schemes and furniture since the day he moved in.  He is all about the browns… and I am all about the black furniture lol.

He must be rubbing off on me  LOL













Lil’Inkers dual stitch frame

Something I never mention, my scissors.  LOL I confess I do not own any “craft” scissors except the little pair that came with my Cricut tool kit.  I actually do most of my intricate cutting with.. erm.. hair dressers scissors lol.

I have an old pair of Triumph Mastercolor scissors from back in my UK days… these must be at least 20 years old and have NEVER ever been sharpened lol.  LOVE these scissors.  I have another set I use too… but I’d have to dig them out to figure out what they are lol.

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Bugaboostamps Friday Freebie “My Lil Monster Cute” etc.


This weeks Freebie Friday digi at Bugaboostamps is  this cute little monster.

Be sure to check out the  half price new releases, available until Tuesday for  just $1.50.


And  of course you have to check out the deal of the day, a fun bridal image.  Perfect for those summer brides to be.


If you haven’t seen them already be sure to check out all the fun Stella & Gus images too.stella_n-Gus

Bugaboostamps Friday Freebie & deals 03/11

Here is another fab St Patrick’s Day Friday Freebie from Bugaboostamps.

Be sure to check out the half price new releases every Tuesday and the daily deal image which you can grab for just a $1.

Also this month All Easter Images are 50% off .. so be sure to swing by and check them out, there are 3 pages of cute Easter images to spice up  your holiday cards this year.

St Patrick’s Day Card

Well I couldn’t resist knocking up a quick card with my new Lil’Inkers dual stitch dies and the cute Bugaboostamps St Patricks Day Hedgehog digital stamp I bought. So here it is…


  • The base card is from a multi-color Recollections pack
  • Lil’ Inkers dual stitch frame is cut on dollar store glitter card….kinda neat and very inexpensive when you can find it.
  • Single stitch mat is  from a Green Recollections pack – Feathered Greens with a stripe of Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust around the stitch edge. ( photo colors are a bit off on that..its more green than teal)
  • Image printed on my awesomely fab new Epson Eco Tank ** I AM SO IN LOVE
  • Image background Ranger Alcohol Adironack Inks with a cotton swab using Blender, Sunshine Yellow & Stream.
  • Image is  fussy cut for a double layer effect and  colored with a mix of Chameleon Pens,  Zig Kurecolor, Ranger Distress Pens and a touch of Wink of Stella White to glam up the hat buckle.
  • Ribbon  – Michaels bargain bin special
  • Entire piece popped on a sheet of Darice adhesive foam


New stamps from Bugaboostamps – New Release Tuesdays Deal

Grabbed myself a couple of cute St Patrick’s Day digis from Bugaboostamps new releases tonight.


How could I  resist these guys.. they are just too cute and perfect for the cards projects coming later tonight 🙂  I picked up a couple of freebies while I was there…. the current Friday Freebie is AKV 2 cowboy howdy..and don’t forget the daily deal… every day a new digi is discounted, so be sure to check back regularly.






… come on over and join us on one or more of the monthly message board challenges. We have a monthly challenge featuring Bugaboostamps images…all levels welcome.

Super simple, quick and cute Bugaboostamps card.


This is my BugabooStamps January Challenge card…. You can use any Bugaboostamps image you want… and it’s obviously a coloring challenge.

This is something I colored a month or so ago and was in my practice card stack… love the Bugaboostamps Ladybugs and snails.. too cute.

Keeping it simple, the image is trimmed and the corners rounded…. mounted on a foam rectangle. This was mounted on a Red Polka Dot card base from Michaels; with matching rounded corners and a cutesie ribbon from the Michaels $1 bin, just for a little something extra.

Great card for allsorts of occasions..  leave it plain, or add a sentiment.

Image is colored with Chameleon pens…. if you ignore how long it takes some of us to pick a card base and matching ribbon…it’s a very quick project too 🙂

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Friday Freebies 11/13/2013

OOps running late on this one today… sorry…. got caught up trying to deal with server issues etc that are making the site and message board a bit slow. Hopefully they will have it sorted soon 🙂  Just a quick list, I’m actually working on a few master lists for digi artists and  challenges..

Ok so what do we have today?


KennyK November Freebie – Happy Holidays
















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