So very nice of you to stop by! What a fun and challenging hobby to have!

May you always have work for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
- Irish Blessing

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Bugs and Hisses to You! For Fun Challenge

This is For Fun Challenges  - October 19 - which is Halloween or Fall but NO orange, purple or black! NOW that was a challenge to NOT use the usual Halloween colors! This weekly challenge is sponsored by Bugaboo and the Prize is 7 images of the winner's choosing! SO give it a try and see where your creative juices take you to come up with Halloween or Fall withOUT the usual colors! If you think EEEEK!!!! it can be done! (Here is their website)

I was lucky enough to win the honor of being a guest designer for a month and am looking forward to creating and hope you are eager to try their challenges, too. It is sure to be fun!

For the front of the card I used this adorable digi image of frog in witch's hat. I colored with Copics and Sakura glitter pens and used the Spellbinders Labels 7 diecuts. The cs is Aqua Light by Mark's Finest and the dp is from BoBunny. I used Outlines 1113-B Bugs and Hisses sentiment stamped in Vivid aqua ink. I used gold Encore ink to sponge the edges and also stamp Eeeek by Studio G. I added some stickers and embellishments from Studio G, Jolee's boutique eyes, K&Company and Recollections. I used the Crop-a-dile corner chomper stub/deco.

The inside was die cut with Labels 11 and the Haunted House digi was colored with Copics and Sakura glitter pens. Again added some embellishments and a flying ghost and stamped with gold.

So put your creative juices to work and see what you can come up with a Halloween or Fall theme with NO traditional colors -- it was really quite fun and an excellent challenge to REALLY make you think!
This challenge runs from Wed., October 19 thru Tuesday, October 25. A good chance to win some images!

Bugs and Hisses Front
Happy Halloween Inside

I also made this one with just the Fall theme..NO orange, purple or black! I used kraft cs from GKD, K and Company dp. Punched the corners with a heart corner punch and Crop-A-Dile corner chomper deco. I cut out the digi image with Labels 9 which I colored with Copics and Sakura glitter pens. Stamped some Judith stamps with a variety of inks -- Vivid aqua, straw, brown, olive, garnet and Memento desert sand and sweet plum. The sentiment stamp is Impression Obsession. Added some leaves by Recollections and some stickers from WalMart.

The inside was a rub on, colored with Copics and Sakura glitter pens and added some gold rhinestones. Again Labels 9 die cut was used and Ribbon Banners was the sentiment from Mark's Finest Products. Added some leaves and stickers.  And It's Fall Y'All!

Fall Fun Front

It's Fall Y'All inside


  1. Great cards.....and congrats on being a guest designer!

  2. Bette said...

    Cute cards. Great work!

  3. Congrats on being guest designer! Both cards are great!

  4. These were both AMAZING!! Im so glad you were able to play with us!! YOu were such an asset to the group!!