Sunday 29 July 2012

Anything but a Card Challenge

Hi Everyone, Here we are once again, this time the challenge is Anything but a Card, so there all sorts of things  you can do, gift boxes, tags, candles, just to name a few. There were some great entries last week and I'm sure we will have some this week too. Thanks again for everyone's support, but please remember to read the rules before adding your project. We will delete anyone's project that is not following our rules.
Thanks again.
*The Design Team*

Now for the design team creations for this week.


Saturday 28 July 2012

The Top Picks from Shell's Bingo this week were very hard to choose, there were some great cards made for our challenge. Thanks to everyone who participated. Hope to see you tomorrow for our new challenge.


My pick for today is Olga's 70th Birthday card using the Bugaboo digi stamp Ruby Chocolate Bathe.   I love all the details that she has on her card including  the wisp of flowers, the pink polka dot ribbon and button and choices of paper. I especially like the way she added the "70" to the card with the hat pin.

My pick for this week is # 25 Pia's... Hexagon and flowers card. Initially, I was attracted to the card because it was purple but it is actually done in different shades of gray. It looks like mauve to me. I really like the idea of this card with repeating hexagons. It is just so cool! Well done Pia!

My pick for this week is #33 by Suzie McFloozy.  Suzie I love the colours that you have used on your card and the soft colours of the paper also. A wonderful image with a great frame border!  There are so many other wonderful emblishements too! A fabulous card Suzie!  Regards Meighan

This week my choice would have to be #19, Georgina. I just LOVE the image she used, and the concept of a Teacher Card/ Gift. All the details are perfect...adorable!


My Choice this week is the lovely and bright Christmas card by Anita. I loved the coloring the bright image just puts a smile on my face each time I look at it. I also really like all the embellishments and papers she used, especially the fancy snowflake border. Thanks again for playing Anitia.

My top pick this week would be #18 Leah Ann’s card……..
She used a Mo Manning’s digital image “Winter Fairy” love the little wisp of swirling cold breeze with sparkle!  
Her card is colored so beautifully, and all the special details added make it really stunning!  You Rock making this card Leah Ann!  Thanks so much for sharing your wonderfully done card!
Hugs Shell♥

And the winner of the digital stamps from Bugaboo is

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2012-07-28 16:38:10 UTC

Please email julie at

Sunday 22 July 2012

BINGO Anyone?

Good day to you, Shell here to bring you a brand new challenge!

So who doesn't like to play BINGO 

This week's Challenge that's what we'd like you to do ......come play bingo with us,  but use this card below....easy peasey!

 The idea is to use the 'elements' that are in a line: either vertical (ie Gems, Ribbon & Buttons) horizontal (ie Gems, Die Cuts & Flowers) or diagonal (ie Gems, Free & Lace)

We are being sponsored by none other than "Bugaboo Stamps" 

  Random.Org will choose the winner and will receive......... 

Here is a little information on Bugaboo's History:
As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of paper crafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was two years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing!  From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects.  Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week! 
 If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stamps at  Totally Stampalicious. And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT  for weekly challenges at Catch the Bug!
 Here are the works of art by the design team for your inspiration

Using Bugaboo image-Ruby Bubble Trouble

Using Bugaboo Christmas Brat Girl Elf

Using Bugaboo Jesse Moon

Using Bugaboo Teddy - Plain Teddy

We look forward to seeing your fun creations this week!

Saturday 21 July 2012

Top Picks Sketch Challenge

I'd like to thank all the players this week for a great job following my sketch. I hope you will all join us again sometime soon. 


My Top pick on my sketch challenge is #2 Riley, I love the papers, ribbon, and the image she used and it just all ties together into one great card.  She took the sketch and made it  her own, Great job Riley

My favorite this week is #2, Riley. I LOVE how she has used the sketch...the colors are great, as are the shapes used on the DPs and the image. Just really cool in my opinion! Thanks for playing Riley!


 My pic for this week is...Patty Gorka's interpretation of Cindy's Sketch. Her colours are so pretty and she created a clean, simple card which I absolutely loved! Beautiful!

This week my Top Pick Choice is #4 from Rose Petal Creations.  The card is wonderfully displayed using pretty hues of pink with just the right amount of contrasting black & silver to really add that wow factor to this beautiful card following our sketch this week!
Hugs Shell♥
My pic this week for top cards is the black and white card by Nat. I loved her interpretation of the sketch and all the pretty details she has added. 
My pick this week is Entry # 5 Nat.  I love the dramatic effect of the black and white with the sketch.  The embossing on the white back ground adds a little bit more and there are so many wonderful extra touches like lace, ribbon and butterfly.  Lovely card Nat!

Sunday 15 July 2012

Sketch Time here at Come and Get It

Hi Everyone, I hope you will join me this week and see what you can do with the sketch I've come up with. My idea behind the sketch was to be able to use up some of them scrap papers that we all seem to have. I am always trying to find ways to use them so that I don't waste it. Anyway I hope you will join me and the other designers this week.
Here are the great cards that our designers have come up with

Saturday 14 July 2012

Top Pick for Leslie's Color Challenge

Congratulations Janet on being our Top Pick of the week. 
My pic this week is # 1, Janet Kay's. It is very pretty and I love the stamping in the background.

My pick for this week is # 1 Janet Kay's card.  I love how you have used the colours for the colour challenge Janet!  Fantastic layout and I love how you used the Edgelits Die.  Thank you for sharing with us this week!
Regards Meighan

This week my Pick is #1 Janet Kay followed our color challenge perfectly, the sweet embossed edges and the script on her card makes it have that elegant look!  Fabulous job…….thanks again for sharing your art Janet Kay!
Hugs Shell♥

I like over all appeal of the card and the way she did her layering.

I pick Janet's card as my top pick because of her use of the colors from the challenge, but also the layout the elegant feel over all to the card is just perfect. Thanks for playing with us Janet.

I like Janet's card for a number of reasons, first the layers, the image she chose to use, as well as the overall feel to the card. Thanks for playing Janet

Now onto our draw for the $10.00 Gift Certificate from Fred She Said

Drum Roll  please

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2012-07-14 13:26:33 UTC

Janet Kay 

Janet please email me at to claim your prize.
Thanks to all who played our challenge this week hope to see you tomorrow to play with our Sketch.

Cindy, Shell, Julie, Leslie and our great Guest Designers
Judy and Meighan

Sunday 8 July 2012

Daffodil Yellow, Cool Coral and Pool Blue

Hello Crafters! This week's challenge is a colour Challenge. The colours I have chosen are three favourites of mine...yellow, coral and turquoise. These colours are also known as Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral and Pool Party in the Stampin' Up world. No matter what the name, for me they are bright, crisp and summery. The combination of these colours is just so great and when you add white...they really shine. Of course our designers have prepared great inspiration for you. So I hope you will create something new today and try our challenge.

Fred She Said Designs offers a wide variety of digital products with a floral flair and cute characters too - Digi's, Pre-coloured images, Papers, Sets, Fred's Flower Kits, and even digital cutting files.  Have some fun with Fred! will choose a winner, and the winner will receive $10 to spend at Fred She Said!


Saturday 7 July 2012

Top Bug Picks

 What a great week we've had, so many great entries and some fun with bugs. Here are the designers top picks for this past weeks challenge. Thanks again and we hope you will join us tomorrow with our bright fun summer color challenge.

There are several GREAT Cards entered this week, but my fave is #14 - Nat. I ADORE the image...the Hedgies are so cute, and the butterflies and ladybugs are perfect for our challenge. She has finished it all off so sweetly...just a Precious Card! Thanks for playing, Nat!
This week there were so many fabulous entries it was hard to choose!
 My Top Pick would be #3 Jennie, she used images from Doodle Pantry which are some of the newest releases and the Snowball Ants are so adorable and playful I couldn’t resist picking her card.  The composure of her card is simply sweet……..Wonderful job Jennie thanks for sharing your “Bug Themed” card!
Hugs Shell♥


 My favourite card this weeks is by Gina #12.  She has great composition and attention to details. I love the trailing beads behind the butterfly, the image and all the other wonderful details.


My pick for this week is Beacarona's Project # 22.  I love the packaging idea for the wine bottle and the wonderful embellishments that Beacarona has used.  The soft swirly colours, the butterfly embellishments and the matching card.  This is a great idea and a great project!  Well Done!!
Regards  Meighan

I chose Suzie's project for my top pick this week for a few reasons, first of all love the shape of the project, and that she repeated the shape on the outside of the card with smaller ones, to make it look like a honey comb. the bee itself is just adorable, great coloring, then the added touches to the card are just perfect. Thanks for joining us this week, hope you will join us again.

My pick for this week is a beautiful scrapbooking page, #11, Sew Sweet N Crafty. I just loved the layout. But I also like her tutorial on the butterflies. I like the colours she used and the texture. Wonderful.

Sunday 1 July 2012

Cute As A Bug

Happy Sunday, Stampers! Today's challenge for you is to use "BUGS" on your creations! They can be cute, realistic or even gross...hehehehe. Here are the Design Teams creative examples for you to enjoy:

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you will all check out our few brief rules and play along! I would love to see what makes you "buggy"!
Have a GREAT week!