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Saturday, August 28, 2010

DOG DAYS OF SUMMER AT BUGABOO'S CATCH THE BUG CHALLENGE

Well, we have made it through the first week of school for the 2010-11 school year - woo hoo!!  This week was a bit crazier than normal because all my kids are in school at the elementary and my kindergartner only went 2 days this week instead of all 4 like the others due to staggered start dates for the kindergartners.  Anyway, no big plans for the weekend, which I am relieved about because it will give me time to organize my schedule for the school year and more importantly, time to stamp, color and CREATE:)

Today is a NEW CHALLENGE at CATCH THE BUG BLOG.  Our challenge today is DOG DAYS OF SUMMER (animals) using NEUTRAL COLORS PLUS 1 OTHER COLOR.  Remember that while it is not required of you to use BUGABOO IMAGES in your creations, we'd sure LOVE to see them.  You can stop by BUGABOO STORE to pick up this week's FREEBIE or you may also find FREEBIES at BUGABOO ON CDAC or BUGABOO ON PCP.  Also, if you do use a BUGABOO IMAGE, you will be entered into the challenge 2X for purposes of our random.org drawing to determine our winners.
I chose this ADORABLE BUGABOO IMAGE of Baby Mouse in Playpen for my card.  As you can see, my added color is pink.  I colored my image with Copics, Atyou Spicas and Sakura Souffle pens.  Image cut out using nesties.  Bo Bunny polka dot paper is cut using Nellie's Multi-frame die.  Bow is Offray satin.  Flower is from my stash, button is Denami Designs and tied embroidary floss through it.  Marianne Designs branch die used to cut branch out of Bazzill textured paper.  Cuttlebug EF used on 2nd layer.  Base is SU Kraft.  Flower DP is from SEI.  Thanks so much for looking and I hope you will play along with our challenge!  Remember to add your link to your NEW project using our Linky Tool at CATCH THE BUG BLOG.

This card was also made for the following challenges:
INCY WINCY DESIGNS - buttons and bows.


I'd also like to thank STAMPIN DRAGON DESIGNS, who are sponsoring our challenge this week and offering you this FABULOUS prize.  You can find the STAMPIN DRAGON DESIGNS BLOG HERE.  The BUGABOO DT were also fortunate to be given 2 STAMPIN DRAGON DESIGNS images to work with if they so chose, and I chose to do this cat image.
 
I chose to follow the same rules as the BUGABOO CHALLENGE - an animal, neutrals plus one color.  My color is Orange.  I chose to follow the WONDERFUL sketch from 2 SKETCHES 4 U  for my card.  I colored the image with Copics and ran kaleidacolor ink across the edges after cutting it out with Nesties.  DP is K & Company.  I used SU creamy caramel for 2nd layer that I embossed with Cuttlebug folder.  Flowers are Recollections.  Bazzill brown textured CS are used for base and behind DP.  Sentiment is from Lizzie Anne designs and is stamped in Memento rich brown, cut with nesties and kaleidacolor was run across cut out.  Hope you like it, I'm thrilled at how it turned out.   Thanks again STAMPIN DRAGON DESIGNS!!

I also made this card for the "thinking of you" challenge at DARING CARDMAKERS.  This week's challenge at DARING CARDMAKERS in a special one because it is being done in conjunction with POST PALS as well as being sponsored by THE RIBBON GIRL

19 comments:

Judith Veldhuizen said...

Such cute animals!!! I really love the first mouse!!! It's adorable!!

Catherine said...

Your cards are fab Audrey ! Love this little mouse... Too cute ! Hugs and smiles from Catherine

Rosalee said...

Aww, that mouse on the first card is adorable. He looks so sad though. I Also love the roses you used on the cat card, that's one flower I can't get enough of. Thanks for sharing these beautiful creations with us.
Hugs, Rosalee

Jenny said...

So so cute!

Tammy Miller said...

very very cute cards Aud, no you can breath 1st week over!!

Tanya said...

How cute! Really loving that sweet mouse

Cammy said...

Very cute Audrey! Love that little yummy bow!

Lythan said...

What sweet cards Audrey. Thanks for being a pal with DCM this week:)

Cat said...

OMGosh! Your cards are just adorable, Audrey! Love them both!

Lorraine said...

oh both cards are gorgeous xx

Marjon said...

Those two are so cute,the images are adorable,beautifully made.

Grtzz Marjon

Rae Anne said...

You rock Audrey! Thanks so much for creating a card with our sponsor's image this week! :D MWAH!

Jill said...

I love that baby mouse but the 'draping' cat is gorgeous too. Hope you are ok Audrey, been thinking of you. Jill x

bernietom47 said...

Too Cute!
Blessings Bernie

Laura Davis said...

Darling work!
Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

What a fun card...love cat and dog and of course bugaboo critters in any card. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Know I left a comment, but can't seem to find where you said your got the cat image. I could use some help...thanks...really cute!

Lynda said...

Typical cat lol - love that card and thanks for joining in with our Pals Dare this week.

Lynda xxx

Stacey Schafer said...

fun cards!