Bugaboo Crafty Challenge No. 6


It’s time for a new Bugaboo Crafty Challenge…  Are you ready for some fun new DT projects?  The ladies have been busy again and yeah…. I’m still running behind  * rolleyes lol.  Mine will be up later today for anyone interested.

Lots of fun entries again last challenge, thank you to everyone who entered… random.org has picked a winner and that winner is……DRUM ROLL pullease…

Congratulations Kim S.   please email me  to claim.

Ok now onto the fun new DT projects, please drop by the ladies blogs and show them some love again this month.











Can’t wait to see  some more fab Bugaboo Projects… so get cracking, let’s see what you got.  If you don’t have any Bugaboo stamps yet.. go grab this weeks freebie and join in.

Big thank you to our Sponsor Bugaboo Stamps.

Here are the rules.


  • Must feature a Bugaboo Stamps image as the main image of the project.
  • You can  make any type of craft project as long as it falls within the guidelines of Bugaboo Stamps TOU ( Terms Of Use –  see site for details if unsure )
  • You must link back to the Bugaboo Image you used in your blog post, as well as to this blog challenge.
  • You have till the end of the following challenge to claim your prize ( 14th of each month ).  Unclaimed prizes will  be re-picked on the 15th, and a new winner notified.  ie : you win January..  winners picked on  Feb 15th…must claim by March 14th… if no one claims new winner drawn March 15th… NO EXCEPTIONS. winner’s will be posted on the blog, please be sure to subscribe for updates, or check back to see the winners.
  • Limit of 3 entries per person, can be entered in unlimited other challenges.
  • Prize: 4 single image digital stamps from the  bugaboostamps collection
  • Winner will be randomly selected, unless otherwise noted
  • I reserve the right to modify the rules as necessary at any point in the future.
  • Last, but not least… HAVE FUN !!!  that’s what it’s all about.. right?

Xyron have a DT call…. so tempted!

I ran across this DT call and thought I would share it for anyone interested.  Who wouldn’t want to be on a team like this????  Not only do you get wicked product to play with, they will actually pay you too… that’s crazy cool for any crafter. And the opportunity to promote your work and blogs.. and be seen on TV and in print… WOW ! I would have been happy just to get to play with new stuff .. I’m a sad sack lol.

….so here it is for all you crafty gals and guys…. Good Luck everyone, it’s a fantastic opportunity. The following information below was copied from xyron.com

Benefits of being on the Xyron Design Team include:

  • Free Product – both from Xyron and from partner companies
  • $50 cash payment per month for meeting monthly requirements
  • Exclusive previews of any of our upcoming products
  • Payment for projects published in print and/or online magazines
  • Featured across all Xyron social media channels
  • Links to your own personal blog
  • Private FB group for DT members only
  • Payment for projects used at trade shows and on-air
  • Opportunity to have your projects displayed on the Home Shopping Network
  • Xyron DT blinkie for your email and/or blog
  • Purchase Xyron products at wholesale to use in your classes, to sell at events, or for your own projects

Monthly Requirements

  1. Must have an active blog as well as Facebook and Instagram accounts
  2. Must promote Xyron projects across all social media channels
  3. Must create a minimum of two Xyron blog posts per month with step by step photo/video tutorials.

Email the following information to xyroncal@gmail.com

  1. Name, email, phone number, mailing address
  2. Short bio about yourself (No more than 200 words)
  3. Please link to three different projects with tutorial on your blog and/or YouTube channel.  At least one project must be DIY/kids craft/home decor.
  4. A list of any past or current design teams you’ve been on (if applicable)

Also answer the following questions:

  1. Which Xyron products do you own?
  2. How long have you been using Xyron?
  3. What is your favorite Xyron project and why?
  4. What is your favorite technique using Xyron products?

Email must be received by midnight, EST, January 29th, 2017. The new Design Team will be announced February 1st. Good luck to everybody – we can’t wait to see all the talent out there!

NEW ! Bugaboo Crafty Challenge starts this month

We have a new Challenge starting this month in addition to the two current challenges… so all of you Bugaboo fans will love this one.

This one is just for ….YOU

EVERY month the prize is Bugaboo Stamps
EVERY month you get to show off your Bugaboo creations
EVERY month you get to see our Bugaboo creations

It’s all about the Bug! ….so get your printer running and lets get ready to Bug out!

Big Shout out to the DT team… NanaDonna, DeeScraps and the new kid on the block.. our Virgin Blogger… Merrie.  Thank you ladies !!!

October 2016 “Crafty Awesomeness” Prize Challenge & September Winner

crafty_awesomeHOLY COW BELLS….  I can’t even begin to express how happy I am/was to see sooo many fabulous entries last month.  I am soo glad I didn’t have to pick a winner out of all of those gorgeous projects.    But a winner  we do have.. thank you Random.org for saving me from this momentous task.  To everyone who entered and didn’t win, commiserations, but I hope you will come back and try again each month.

I got caught up with looking fro a place to live, so  please forgive me for the lack of comments on everyone’s projects… but I shall be going  in and checking them all out next week as there were so many fab projects I need to take a closer look at.

First off, a huge thank you too Bloobel Stamps, Keep up the fab work Lisa, loving all the new images.  If you haven’t visited Lisa’s store and creative blog yet, go take a look see what she is up to.

Sooo.. winner .. who did Random.org pick  to recieve a $10 Bloobel Gift Cert….??

Our September winner is

…..   another unclaimed  prize.. re-pick coming :/

Ok now onto business
This month our Crafty Awesomeness sponsor is Sasayaki Glitter, thank you Naz for  the fab images for the DT girlz to play with.

PRIZE: One random winner will receive 1(one) Digistamp from the Sasayaki Store.  As always we would love to see you enter projects using sponsored images, but it’s not required to enter.


  • Max 3 entries per person
  • No limit on how many challenges you enter project in
  • Must be a colored piece featuring some kind of image, rubber, clear, digital stamps.. hand drawn..whatever. Does NOT have to be a card.
  • No artist restrictions.. but we’d love it if you were using a sponsor image
  • Please watermark your images before linking, but if you choose not to… that is your choice.
  • Project must have been made/posted on your blog within the last 7 days prior to the start date of the challenge.
  • If you do not have a blog, you can still enter… but please do not post  your projects anywhere that requires registration to view, or comment.
  • Most importantly..you must have FUN while you craft…totally unenforcible rule… but heh.
  • Winners will have 48 hours to claim after their name is announced on the blog, facebook, google+ and twitter feeds.  Please make sure you are subscribed to at least one of these so you don’t miss your chance to claim.
  • No porn, violence etc … do I really even have to say that ??
  • All submissions will require approval before going live,  if I am awake and at home… that won’t take long usually.

I will try and comment on as many submissions as possible, but please do not be offended if I can’t make it to every project, or just leave a quick thank you to let you know I stopped by.

….and last but not least…. some fun cards for Inspiration from our Crafty Awesome Girlz featuring some fun Sasayaki glitter images. Go check them out 🙂









Let the Craftiness Commence!!!

Velvet Sunflowers thank you card

This is my Crafty Awesomeness Challenge DT card for August.  Our sponsor for August is Power Poppy Digital Stamps, who was one of the Spotlight Artists in June’s Spotlight Series. Power Poppy do the most gorgeous botanical stamps, both digital and physical and if you haven’t seen them already you should check them out.

I kept this one simple to show off this fab image.  I love Sunflowers, they are one of my favorite flowers and I love to see them popping up all over the local area at this time of year.  We have so much new construction here lately that a lot of the wild patches are being carved up, which is a shame…I shall miss that pop of color.

This image was printed on velvet paper and colored with pencil. It has a soft vintage feel to it  that I like. I popped this one on a pre-made card set from Michaels and then added in a die cut thank you  which was also cut from velvet paper.

come on over and share your projects in the Crafty Awesomeness Challenge for August

Card base – Michaels Recollections  pack

Colored- with CraZart pencils

Image “Sunshine of my  Life”

Printed on SEI Coconut white velvet paper

Sentiment  – SEI Black velvet paper 12×12 sheet from Michaels

Fixings –  Kuretake( Zig) Photo Tape


Challenges entered:

artisticinspirationschallenges (w)

bunnyzoescrafts (w)

craftyourpassionchallenges (w)

craftybootschallenges (14)

craftycardmakers (2w)

incywincydesigns (2w)

mmmchallengeblog (2w)

crafterscafeblogchallenge (2w)

classicdesignteamchallenge (m)

abitmoretimetocraft (m)??

craftsandmeinspiration (m)

cardsgalorechallenges (m)

creativecraftcottage (2w)

cccdigicreations (2w)

achelois.co (m)

digistamps4joy (m)

doodlepantryblog (25th)

inkychicks (12th)

digichoosday (16th)

thesistersofcraft (m)

worldwideopendesignteamchallenge (11th ) 

yourscrapbookplace (m)

papercreatorscrafts (M)


scribblesdesignschallenge 43 (2w)


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Humorous Birthday Card – I didn’t Froget !

Ok.. by now you regular visitors to my blog are probably getting used to my warped sense of humor ..so here’s another one for you.  This little guy is the new Progressive Challenge Freebie over at Scrapper’s Delights.  Myself and the Freebie Friday team had a lot of fun with this lil dude… you should check out their cards too.  I linked to them  further down this post 🙂 ..and of course you can find them all on the Scrapper’s Delights Challenge Blog too.




  • Card Base Craft Smith 12×12 from the Yellows & Oranges pack  stamped with a mix of random stamps  and Ranger Archive Inks
  • Image Friday Freebie Froggy from Scrapper’s Delights
  • Sentiment and border was added to the image and printed  on my Epson Eco tank on Canson Mix Media Paper.
  • Colored with Chameleon and Zig Kurecolor markers


Friday Freebie DT Team Cards:  Go check them out and leave these ladies some comments on their blogs too 🙂

becky dee donna
 Becky DeeVee  NanaDonna
lynnpenguin mari nicky
 Lynn  Mari   Nicky





Scrapper’s Delights digital Stamp Store

Scrapper’s Delights Facebook Group

Scrapper’s Delights Challenge Blog





Challenges entered:




Spotlight Series Day 18, Nikky – Polkadoodles

Who are you?

Nikky Hall, Polkadoodles

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Digi Stamp Store

Polkadoodles Crafting Facebook Group

Digi Choosday Crafting at Polkadoodles Facebook Group




Where are you?



When did you first start drawing/designing seriously?



What was the first product you ever had for sale?

I began designing papers and toppers to use in workshops in my bricks and mortar store back in 2006 because I couldn’t get what I wanted for my classes. My customers loved them so much they wanted to buy them so it went from there, with designing papers and decoupage sheets and then stamps and I’ve never stopped since!


If you weren’t doing what you are doing now…. what job would you have?

I’d be a cake baker!


How long have you been in business?

Since 2006






What is your favorite piece in the whole store?







Who is your inspiration/muse?

I don’t really have one one thing or person I’m inspired by although I think I am heavily influenced by my childhood favourite author Enid Blyton. I’m like a sponge, I just soak up everything I see every day and my inspiration generally comes when I’m asleep and wakes me in the middle of the night with an idea.


How many people work with/for you?



What  job did you have BEFORE you started  drawing/designing for a living?

I have always worked within a graphics/print environment but not as a designer, so I have years of managing print, packaging and design for people like Disney, Tesco, Airfix, Cadburys, Nestle, Mars to name a few.


What’s your favorite color?



What was your favorite subject in school…?

Erm…Art! Of course!


If you suddenly changed careers and went to work at Disney…what character would you want to be?



What’s your favorite craftroom/business supply or tool that you couldn’t live without?

A black fineliner pen


Do you secretly watch WWE wrestling when no one is around?



If you were offered a trip to the moon, would you go..and if so .. which of your images/products would leave on the moon??

If I can come back I’d go and I’d draw while I was there so I guess it would be a drawing of the earth with me sat on the North Pole like a big fat snowball freezing my butt off lol


Do you plan to grow old gracefully, or disgracefully?

Disgracefully of course!


If you were a classic car…. what would you be?

Not a car, sorry – I’d be a Lambretta SX200 with all the trimmings!


Who scared you most as a kid when you were being naughty.. your parents or the boogey man?

Eeek! My parents for sure!


What do you love most about all the people you meet through your work?

I love how craft appeals to such a diverse range of people from all walks of life and brings them together. Most of all for me, it really warms my heart when I hear that someone the other side of the world is using a piece of my work to create something amazing, I find it a very humbling experience that someone felt my work was worth spending their time and money on.




Show me the drawing you think most closely resembles you physically or personality-wise

Easy! We did a fun thing for our 5th birthday and I drew the Design Team I had the first day I started Polkadoodles, including myself! Nikky  If only I were this thin though LOL




Favorite quote?

Ignore the vision destroyers


What’s your guilty pleasure?

Cake and ice cream. Together! LOL


What is your best and worst personality trait?

I’m not afraid to have an opinion – a good and bad thing!


If you got locked in an elevator for 6 hours.. who would you most like to be locked in with?

Right now – David Beckham!


If you got offered a weekend in a haunted  house/castle etc.. would you say yes?

Hell yes! How exciting!


What’s the one song guaranteed to have you shaking your booty anytime, anyplace ..anywhere?

Monkey Man


What should be written on your gravestone when you die?

Really?????!!! She did?!!!! Haha!



Winnie in Wonderland



Which drawing/product are you the most proud of in your collection?

I think as an artist you’re only as good as your latest work so it would always need to be the last thing I did but at this moment in time I am mega in love with this whole collection “Winnie in Wonderland








Would you go cave diving with sharks?

No! I deal with enough sharks in life never mind swimming with them!


Which decade do you think had the best music?



Have you ever been on a blind date…. and if so..  was it fun, or a nightmare?



What’s your favorite hobby when you want to relax?

I don’t get time any more but I love 2 Tone and Ska music so I  used to have an original Italian lambretta and used to go to Scooter rallies on weekends.




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Unity Stamps DT Call

Sharing Angela’s Facebook  post… this would be a fab DT team to join if you ladies are  Unity stamp users.  I love the  level of “unexpectation and realism” in this DT call, It’s probably the coolest DT call I have seen so far LOL and the ability to be the  crafter YOU are.

Check out the DT call over at their Facebook show and tell page  


i like to keep my Design Team girls forever and ever. as long as they will have ME.
which has worked AMAZING. ’cause i love them.

AFTER 8 years – i still have some of my ORIGINAL gals on my team. way back from 2008.

I am SO GRATEFUL for my team…. EVERY SINGLE Day.

they have put BOTH their creative energy out there for unity CONSISTENTLY as well as
made a PERSONAL INVESTMENT into unity.
they are supportive and sweet
they are tolerant and flexible.
they go with the flow.
and they WORK HARD on VERY SHORT and spur of the moment WHIMS of mine.
they go above and beyond when their lives allow it.
they do JUST what is expected when life gets busy.
i love that.


i’m tellin’ ya – i APPEAR organized.
i TRY to be organized.
sometimes i AM organized.
but as a whole – we just have FUN and we make pretty stuff.
with a schedule put together each month by my ultra sweet and organized Lisa Arana.

i am very flexible.
family, and life comes FIRST always.
however – i do always HOPE AND EXPECT the best.
you are here to PROMOTE UNITY.
i expect that.

i tolerate only kindness and compassion within the team.
that is what we have now.
nobody on our team keeps “track” of each other.
we live in an adult world of ZERO comparisons of WHO is doing what.
we support one another.
encourage one another.
enjoy one another.

if one gal makes 10 projects a month, cause her creative FLOW is there.
and one gal does JUST what she is scheduled to do {no more, no less} – I LOVE THAT.

so i guess to sum it all up.
don’t expect ANYTHING CONSISTENT of me as the owner of unity.

don’t expect ANYTHING of your fellow unity design team members.
JUST EXPECT of yourself.
no keeping track. no drama.
i won’t allow it for ONE MINUTE.
Take the opportunity of being on the Unity Design Team and RUN WITH IT.

….cause i PROMISE you – great things will happen for those that take the time to USE this position and FLY.
{i encourage flying, just so you know}

ALL I HAVE EVER wanted is
to help people make their dreams come true, along side my own.
If I get to have a small part in that….it makes me SO HAPPY!

this isn’t the normal design team call is it?

i should just get to the nitty gritty point.

Pretty Simple.

So we are going to run this DESIGN TEAM call in a VERY LAID back manner.
Sweet and Simple.

I know that there are SEVERAL of you that are on other teams.

I know this is BACKWARDS – but I am going to be UPFRONT with what I am NOT LOOKING FOR.
{please be honest with yourself when reading my thoughts below}

please don’t apply if you are not up for spontaneous requests!
please don’t apply if you run on rigid schedules and numerous TIGHT deadlines.
please don’t apply if you expect me to be weeks – even days ahead of things.
please don’t apply if you only do well with a leader, we are ALL leaders on the team.
please don’t apply if you are not flexible.
please don’t apply if you love drama. {please, please, please don’t!!!}

hee, hee.
please don’t apply if you expect EVERYONE on the team to do the SAME amount of work.
please don’t apply if you ask a million questions about every request i make.

i KNOW what i want, when i want it – NOT MONTHS ahead of time.
most times only days.

you want to be challenged.
have fun.
have opportunity.
partake in warm friendly women that have formed this team.
enjoy your creativity –
work within a group.
love change.

can work with digis

this is getting long.


Design Team Members – that can WORK WITH DIGI IMAGES!!!!!

I will say this.

I would love as MANY projects from you that promote our Kit of the Month, SMAK KIT, Stamp of the week, Layers of Life, Co-Brands, Unity Kits – that your little heart desires to make.

I want you to follow the Unity Design Team Calendar – and participate in Blog Posts on the Unity Blog and your OWN Blog.
{narrows down to 3-5 posts per month – MORE if you choose}

I want you to submit to publications so that Unity graces the pages of all our AMAZING publications in this industry.

I want you to LOVE EVERY MINUTE of being on the team.

So if you are a go with the flow sort of gal.
that makes REALLY PRETTY creations.

Unity is for YOU.

I want to see YOU put UNITY into action.

Here is how to apply.

Send me an email to angela@unitystampco.com with your BLOG ADDRESS.
{blog required}

Also please include 4 of YOUR FAVORITE creations USING UNITY STAMPS.
{you can LINK ME UP – or send photos}

One paragraph about YOU.
’cause above the CREATIVITY – who YOU are as a person matters JUST AS MUCH to me.

Please keep in mind how extremely busy we are with our small/big company.
I will do my BEST to answer any questions you have.

Please also remember that my decision is not based on our past friendship, it is not based on “who you are” in the industry, it is not based on HOW MANY TEAMS you have been on or “who you know” – it will be based on how I FEEL you will fill the position by adding to the style that I want within the team, AND adding to the team as a person.  this will be hard for me, because i know that no matter what there will be people that will be hurt by not being chosen. please be sure not to take my final decision personally if you are not chosen. that is precisely the reason i stay away from these design team calls.
i know that i am going to make 5 people very happy and that others very sad.
i don’t like that very much.
{i wish i could do a blind call – but from where i sit that would be nearly impossible.}

here we go anyway.
i am tossing it up to fate and taking a deep breath!

the end.

my email.

I will simply say THANK YOU once I get your email!
I would LOVE TO SEND A NICE LONG Paragraph to everyone – but i am always so crazy all day long – SO A SIMPLE THANKS FOR YOUR SUBMISSION is what you can expect for now!

looking forward to hearing from you!

Submission Deadline:
May 25, 2016

If I see someone I KNOW will fit I am choosing them right away! NO WAITING! – Otherwise I will be announcing all the newest Members on May 26th!

Mother’s Day Shaker Game Card

The Blog Challenge  at Cute As A Button CAAB this month is “Mother’s Day”  and I chose to  make a fun Shaker Game Card which is suitable for any occasion when you need to let your mom know how much you love her and wanted to say “Thank You”.

I kept it super simple  to maintain the focal point and message conveyed.  I love the Black, white and red combo… it’s very clean and classic and suitable for both sexes and all ages. The ornate scroll backing to the shaker is very  gender neutral too so you could use this idea with a  variety of image themes, for any occasion. I had a bunch of precuts for the shaker card windows, so that made this a very quick and simple card to  make.


Card Base Black Recollections 5×7 card set from Michaels
Window panel cut from Recollections Burgundy  card
Scroll overlay –  Cut file I believe came from Bird’s Cards on 110lb Index Card Stock
Circular frame – Black Recollections Card Stock
Shaker Window 3 inch diameter, 1/4 inch high.
Image – CAAB  “I love you Mommy” colored with Chameleon pens
Game holes  2 inch throat 1/4 inch paper punch by MgGill
Balls – 6mm plastic  balls
Heart  Scrap bucket  red card punched with mini punch
Sentiment cut on 110lb card .. unknown die from Joann clearance sale


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** Corrected Craft Your Passion DT call ends May 16th 2016

Ran across this one when I was checking the Craft Your Passion Challenge Blog results, so I figured I would share it in case anyone was looking 🙂

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Requirements :

– You must have an active blog.
– Be able to post your creations once a fortnight on your personal blog.
 – Many of our sponsors kindly provide digital stamps so you need to be able to work with them.
– You will be expected to comment weekly on allocated challenge entries.
– The term will be for 6 months with the option of renewing at the end of the term.
Benefits :
– Digital sponsor images during your term.(Although there may be times where you have to provide your own).
– Your work and blog link displayed on our challenge blog.Your photo and bio will also be added to our Meet Our Design Team page.
– A DT badge to display on your blog.
– Be part of a fun loving group of crafters.
We’re looking for a creative person who enjoys crafts of any type – cardmaking,scrapbooking layouts,ATCs,altered items and more!
If you are able to commit yourself to creating one project every two weeks for us and meet a deadline here’s how to apply…
Please email me,Lisa,at craftyourpassion@gmail.com with the following information :
1. Your name.
2. Your email address.
3. A link to your blog.
4. A little something about yourself.Any DT experience you may have.Although not required – we all had to start somewhere 🙂 And lastly why you would like to join our team.
5. Three of your creations you feel proudest of and best reflect your work 🙂
This call will be open until 13th May 2016 @ Midnight GMT.The successful applicant will be emailed once a decision has been made 🙂
Any questions?Then feel free to email me.
Thank you for your interest,
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