Thursday, March 21, 2019

Happy Birthday AWCB

If you follow the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog you may already have read the Farewell Post.  We've had a hard time with Facebook not allowing links to the blog in our Stamps by AuroraWings FB Group but you know you can always come here to find out what's up.  Yes, we're celebrating 5 incredible years of challenges and I'm so honored and proud to say that I've been a part of it since Day 1.  I've made many friends through my association with the Aurora Wings family of designers both past and present and I can't even begin to tell you how Mitzi's talent, support and special friendship has inspired me throughout the years. Oh oh!  Here's where I'm getting a little teary eyed so I may have to cut this post short.  Anyway, after careful consideration, we are closing the AW Challenge Blog, but it will be business as usual in the FB Group,, AuroraWings Etsy, etc.

Last Monday, the 3rd Monday in March was our 5th Anniversary of the AWCB and had we continued the challenges, it would have been the ever popular Sprite Delight.  In celebration of those 5 fabulous years, Mitzi is offering this special Birthday Cake Sprite as a freebie in both jpg and png form through the end of the month HERE.  I've colored this cutie in png format with Copics in order to combine her with lovely Birthday Bouquet digital papers from WeAre3.

We also have a coupon goin' on through March 24th (plus the opportunity to guess the SECRET COUPON CODE) so be sure to visit the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog to collect your freebies and maybe get an even bigger discount if you shop.

I'm entering this in the Outlawz Special 8th Birthday Challenge (using sponsor papers from We Are 3), the DL.Art March Linky Challenge, Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #102 AG,  ...

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Bugaboo Bingo at Catch the Bug

It's time for Bugaboo Bingo at Catch the Bug and I'm happy to be continuing my Guest Designer position.  Here's the fun Bingo board and you know the drill...

I've chosen the diagonal bottom left to top right (twine, 2 images merged, and Bugaboo image) and used Crabby Dog and the Oh Crap Set (both personal faves).  What can I say?  Both images were colored with Copics and I've also used one of the 3 sentiments included with the Oh Crap Set.  I thought the ancient grass paper from my stash was rather fitting and kept the card masculine with a karft mat and corrugated craft for some texture. 

Would be great for a co worker perhaps or to make hubby smile at the end of a particularly difficult day, don'tcha think?  So why not give our Bingo board a go and have some fun?  A Bugaboo image is not required, but we'd love to see them.

I'm entering this in the DL.Art March Linky Challenge, 2 Crafty Critter Crazies #24Crafty Animals #24 AG, Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #101 AG and Kitty Bee Designs #138 Animals

Monday, March 4, 2019

Mid-Month Inspiration for Over the Rainbow at Aurora Wings

It's time for the Aurora Team to bring you some additional inspiration for Challenge #75 at Aurora Wings.  Our theme is

and what do you find at the end?  Why a pot of gold, of course.  I've used the adorable Little Leprechaun available exclusively HERE on and paired him with Shamrock Sprite available HERE on and 
HERE on Etsy.

I made a little scene using a variety of dies and some glitter flowers and foam shamrocks from my stash.  I thought the computer generated sentiment would not only be cute for St. Patrick's Day, but also for a March anniversary or birthday, as well.

I've colored these cuties with Copics and fussy cut and popped them for dimension.  Here's a closeup of Shamrock Sprite.  Both images were flipped using my Printmaster Pro program to work with the dies and design.

And here's Little Leprechaun's closeup.  What a sweetheart!

And finally, the dimensional shot.  It's been awhile since I've created a little scene like this, and it was fun.  Be sure to stop by the AW Challenge Blog to see the rest of the Aurora Team's awesome projects and come on Over the Rainbow with us.

Here's how to keep up with what's happening at Aurora Wings.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Anything Goes at Bugaboo

The first challenge at Catch the Bug each month is Anything Goes so here's my Bugaboo Guest DT inspiration featuring the adorable Alice in Wonderland.  I thought it would made a cute belated birthday card so I chose the option where I could add my own sentiment.  There are also versions with "We're all Mad here!" in the 4th box as well as pre colored versions, great when you're in a pinch. Such a deal to have all that included and it happens to be on SALE HERE.

I colored with Copics and added some funky die cut tea cup silhouettes from XCut Build a Scene dies (trimmed a bit).  The flair button is from one of the Wonderland sets at DL.Art.  I always chose the pin back version so it can be removed from my card and worn on a jacket or hat.  The little flower on the Hatter's hat was from my stash.  Come take a look at the fab DT inspiration and join us this week at Catch the Bug.

I'm entering this in the DL.Art March Linky ChallengeLil Patch of Crafty Friends #100 AG, the Outlawz Festive Fridays Birthday, Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes, Crafts Galore Encore #61 AG, the Fairy and the Unicorn March AG/Optional Alice in Wonderland....