Laminated Bugaboo Bunny tags & matted art

Here’s the first of my projects  for the Bugaboo Crafty Challenge No.2 .. featuring Easter Bunny Line  by Bugaboo stamps.

I printed out & colored up my image on a sheet of Canson Mixed media. The original image I framed in a sage green photo mat that I managed to score in a local Walmart clearance section.  I picked up a bunch of  double mats and they will be great for abandoned Art projects. So here is the original hand colored image.


But.. before I matted it, I scanned and resized the image…added pin stripe borders and a “Happy Easter” border and printed and laminated these cute little Easter tags.


Thank you for visiting, I really hope we get to see some of your own Bugaboo Projects in the current challenge.

 

Do you digital?

I have to be honest;  I rarely EVER  use digital papers, but I liked this new store I found and she has a great sale on this weekend… so I figured I would share 🙂

I usually buy my paper, or decorate my own backgrounds…BUT … once in a while I have an idea and I don’t have the paper, and it’s something I either can’t do quickly and easily, or don’t want to take the time to create from scratch.  Plus I have an Ecotank now so printing my own papers is not such a big deal… LOVE this printer  lol.

And that is when I go on the hunt… usually I start off with google images as a quick place to source visuals. Once I see something I like, I track it down .. sometimes to an Etsy store, sometimes to Pinterest etc.  I love it when it’s a direct hit to the store, so I don’t have to run around like a headless chicken in Pinterest circles trying to find the original source.

Sometimes I head straight for Etsy…. and tonight..I needed BANANA’s !!!  I poked around and finally landed at this store AT Art Digital which apparently is run by by a lady named Tanya Kart.   So I had a poke around, found the paper set I wanted.. and a few more, but was trying to be good.  went to check out and saw this… 50 % SALE this weekend.

Well Why didn’t you say so !!!  LOL

So yup I went back and grabbed the other ones I wanted too lol.

Now as with most collections, there are usually one or two that grabbed your attention and you really like.. one or two that are.. “yeah I can probably use that at some point”..and the .. “hmm probably never gonna use that”.  And we all know that sooner or later that “never gonna use that” is going to be  “OMG, that is just what I needed for this”  Happens all the time lol.


So if you ever wanted to try out some Digital Paper, now’s a great time to grab some  and save some pennies..  or grab a 2 for 1 deal.

I think it will be fun to have a few back up papers I can print at will…and maybe they will inspire some projects along the way.

Finally..I completed my set of Chameleon Pens ..WOO HOO

I managed to pick up the last 10 of my missing colors just before Christmas and so I have been pushing myself to practice using these pens…. the way they were intended to be used lol.

I confessed previously, that I really haven’t used the blending chambers as much as I probably should have in the year I have had them..so now, I am determined to do  more with that side of their functionality.

The last two packs I needed were floral and warm tones;  so I picked out two of my new Power Poppy images  that I haven’t colored yet, printed them on Canson Mixed Media paper and had a play.  I am quite pleased with these…. they have a soft, almost vintage botanical catalog/book feel to them. I avoided the overly bright modern and strong look I usually favor & kept these two muted.  These were colored with a  mix of pens from the whole set, NOT just the two latest color packs.

I did pop in a shadow  outline effect using my H2o detailer brush and the printer ink from the image.

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Image: ROSE AND CHAMOMILE DIGITAL STAMP SET


Chameleon Pens:

PK2 Dusty Rose
RD5 Burgundy
OL3 Olive Green
BL4 Cornflower Blue
BL2 Baby Blue
OR3 Tangerine
YO2 Mellow Yellow
pp_oak_smImage:  OLIVE AND OAK DIGITAL STAMP SET
Chameleon Colors:

BR5 Bark
BR1 Taupe
NU4 Caramel
OR3 Tangerine
YO2 Mellow Yellow
OL3 Olive Green
GR1 Green Apple

 

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Quick n easy last minute Christmas cards…

I picked up a bunch of new cut files last night ..and despite the shenanigans of the day….

..for those of you not on my Facebook.. 50 degree drop in temps, broken window all in one day… not fun

BUT … despite all that I did actually get to  knock out some quick last minute cards.

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These are so quick and easy to put together and very quick CAS, clean and simple cards …and the files are so easy to  tweak to suit your needs.

so here you go..  I have a few more in progress… but here are the 4 I knocked out earlier. I’m having a glitter card session, for a little holiday glam.  Cut Files are from CraftsUPrint Designers.

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This one is a “bow” cut file by Lyn Simms.  It’s a 3 piece cut file, which comes in various formats.  Mine is a SVG file and I did mine on black Velvet Paper. It has a soft flexible feels to it so won’t get damaged in transit. This velvet paper cuts like a dream on the Cricut Explore and just looks so cool.

I added in a black and Green contrast strip which I ran through a striped Darice embossing folder on my Big Shot.

Added in a  black and White floral pattern from my Recollections Black & White paper pad. Mounted it all on a basic Recollections card from a multi pack.

Popped on a glitter card sentiment… and Voila…one quick  fun Holiday card.

 

 

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CHRISTMAS BELLS OVER THE EDGE 2 by Apetroae Stefan

Another really classy, quick card  you can zip through really quickly if you  need a last minute card.  I adjusted this in Design Space to accommodate a square base, but that is one of the great things about these cut files. they are so versatile, putting  your own spin on a basic template is so easy.

I just cropped this design and removed the score line to make it fit a square background. It’s cut on a Silver Glitter card stock and mounted on a black base.  Very quick and classy card which looks great with or without sentiments and embellishments.  This is definitely a timeless design that you can use year after year with so many variations… it will never get old.

 

 

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Another Classy CAS card by Apetroae Stefan  “christmas-bells-over-the-edge-4”
…again I modified this to suit a square base, but this time I kept it more like the original template and the score line wraps around the back of the card about half an inch.

More glitter card and black… sorry, I love these high contrast color combos on simple cards.

Again no sentiment for me, but you could easily add one and swap out the black for some acetate, or another color.  Super quick to make, justa  quick cut, fold, tape to insert.. VOILA !!!  of course I didn’t forget to make you a card !!! *angelic face

 

 

 

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And lastly.. for now at least… this super simple Poinsettia design.  Poinsettia Floral Card by Judith Henry-Grammys Designs

The cut file comes in 4 parts: base, background, flower and circle frame.

I went with another classy black and gold combo.  Love how this one turned out  🙂

 

 

 

 

 

I still have 11 more new cut files to go… so expect to see more of those  soon…  I love these quick and simple  designs, specially the over the edge ones, they work extremely well with my digital stamps  to create fun and interesting cards.

Adhesives used  – 

http://www.craftingability.com/product/mesh-permanent-photo-tape-dispenser

http://www.craftingability.com/product/2mm-fine-tip-2-way-glue-pen

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CAS Irish Bear card

I have always loved this image,  so when I was cruising by the Bugaboostamps Blog and saw the color palette for this week’s challenge…. well hell… no brainer.

It had to be this lil fella  ….” BUGSTPATBEAR st.patricks bear ”

He is colored with Zig Kurecolor and Chameleon Pens, fussy cut and mounted 🙂Bugaboo_paddybear_wmd

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BUGSTPATBEAR st.patricks bear

 

 


I entered this card  in the Weekly Saturday challenge at Catch the Bug Challenge Spot 08/27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Smart Bargains – Ribbon steals and deals WOW !

If you love ribbon..you need to check this place out. I was pretty surprised…. and pleasantly so I might add, to discover  a couple of new companies hidden away in the depth of my available affiliate programs.  This one instantly caught  my attention with a $10 coupon and the awesome deals I found in their smart bargain section…they should have called it Panda HAUL.. every crafter loves a good haul.
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“Smart Bargains are great deals on limited quantity jewelry-making supplies. Enjoy outlet store pricing on findings,gemstone beads, pearls, glass beads, tools and much more. Shop awesome assortments that are bargain priced to sell fast.”

I don’t know about anyone else, but I don’t have a huge selection of ribbons…. I buy a bit here and there as I can afford them  …. but this place.. crazy prices.. I saw ribbons as low as 8 cents a meter.

 

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The other thing I noticed is they sell it by the meter, or full rolls  🙂  I really liked this one, it would be fab for the vintage travel and Paris stamps I have.  1″ BurlyWood Color Eiffel Tower Printed Grosgrain Ribbons

It’s limited quantity and is available in various colors… 20 cents a meter..or $15.96 for 100 yards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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…or how about this… 7 cents a meter, $3.40 for 100 yards.

Grosgrain Ribbon, DeepPink, 6mm

 

 

 

 

 

Shipping seems reasonable if you don’t mind waiting a bit for your bargains…

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and I noticed this

 

 

Sign up and they email you a $10 off a $30 or more order…. so that would make your shopping spree even more fabtastic.  At bargain prices like these, that is a LOT of ribbon LOL.  But they do more than just ribbons, if you make jewelry, or like to add charms etc  to your craft projects… they have those too.  Or you can use that $10 off to grab some tools or extra goodies that aren’t on sale.

If you come to check this out later and can’t find this old post buried in the depth of the CC archive.. never fear.. I added them to my affiliate store list in the shopping  at the top of the page.  I think I might have to bust open the old piggy bank and see if I can shake up some pennies for this one.. There are some fab deal !

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CAS Cute gothic chick card

I got my Scrapper’s Delights “Edie” image mounted on a card…  just a clean and simple card to contrast against the image.

I layered a light green,  over dark green Recollections card stock for the card base, popped the corners with a Fiskars rounded corner on the green  and a Martha Stewart punch on the image.  I popped on a cute little green stitched ribbon and simple bow.. done.  I used my Xyron mega runner 1/4 inch ta

Suitable for a bunch of occasions, so I haven’t added a sentiment till I need one.  If you missed the previous post, this image was colored with CraZart pencils and a home made alcohol blender pen with a smidgin of Ranger Distress pen in places.scrappers_delights_Edie_wmd

CraZart meets it’s match ….

Me!!! .. lol ..yup I was having another one of my “moments”

who knew a cheap set of pencils from Walmart and some blender alcohol could do that huh. I don’t really color with pencils….yeah you can probably tell LOL  These belong to my sons craft supplies, but we share nicely 🙂  The blender pen is actually  a Crayola refillable marker from a kids set that I picked up on clearance…. for a whopping $2.50 for a pack of ten refillable pens and the inks.  It is filled with Ranger’s Adironack Alcohol Blender Solution.

I was playing around with some more ideas and images on the Canson Mix Media paper and thought I’d have a play with coloring the whole image with pencils, not just the outlying shade effect.  Well I say whole image in pencil.. that is not totally accurate, I did indeed color it all with pencils… but I also added in a  top layer of gray “Pumice Stone” distress pen from the Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Pen Collection…and a spit of their green “ShabbyShutters”

This is “Edie” by Scrapper’s Delights.  I was going for an old gothic looking emerald velvet effect … I kinda like my grungy “dirty gurl”

The picture colors are a bit off… but hopefully I’ll get a better picture when i get her on a project 🙂  It’s 2:30 am… so it  won’t be  tonight lol.
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Scrapper’s Delights “Esmeralda” You Rock card

I’ve been on quite a roll since last night… I guess getting my groove on to Kylie Minogue on Iheart Radio in the wee hours…. with wireless headset of course, has it’s rewards.  I have made 3 cards since Midnight and colored up the image for a 4th.

The great part is..I love them all.

We’re all our own worst critics and I am no different…so for me to color up 4 images and turn out 3 cards in a row that I love… is SWEET !!!!! specially since I was using a totally different paper from usual.

…and here she is, this is “Esmeralda” by Scrapper’s Delights

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  • Card Base Recollections Card Stock, stamped with stamps from various clear cling sets in a Rock Star theme.
  • Image is “Esmeralda” by Scrapper’s Delights , printed on Canson Mix Media paper on a Epson Eco Tank printer ET-2550.
  • Image colored with Chameleon pens and Ranger Distress Pens… shaded outline was done with a pencil and then smudged with alcohol in a blank pen to soften. Edges were inked with Smart Craft black dye ink pad.
  • Star hair ornaments are Recollections brads with the prongs removed.
  • Corners are from My Little Paper World‘s Die collection on Black Recollections card.
  • Glues used include Tombow Aqua and Xyron Mega runner 1/4 inch tape.

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**confession..I accidentally used a corner piece with circlular  cutouts instead of square.. so had to replace it and retake my pictures  DOH !!!

 

Challenges:

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Spring Card with Daffodils

This was an image I picked up a few months ago, I thought I’d see if my coloring Mojo was coming back… 🙂

Just a quick and simple spring image; popped on a foam base and mounted on a contrasting card, great card for all sorts of occasions!

  • Image  – Power Poppy “Dancing with Daffodils”
    Image printed on 110lb Card Stock using print and cut on my Cricut Explore.  This is a 3D layered card with 3 layers. Main image, main image minus the smaller background leaves and flowers, then the final layer is the large Daffodil head and the Periwinkles.
  • Colored with Chameleon Pens, a touch of Ranger Distress Markers and Zig Memory System Brushables.
  • Card –  Recollections Value Pack from Michaels
  • Die – “Gina Marie” Cross(X) Stitch Rectangles from ScrapbookOutlet
  • Foam – Darice adhesive foam from Walmart.
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