Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Love From Us All - Bugs Included

Hello Friends - thanks so much for dropping by!!  I have a very quick and easy card to share with you today using the Spellbinders Die D-Lites Bugs Etched Dies. How fabulous are these creepy crawlies and so much fun to create with - how could I resist!?

I have to say that my DH is not a fan of cockroaches and was not as thrilled with this card as I am LOL!  My son said it looks like a cross between Christmas and Halloween  LOL!  Regardless of all that I love them and have to say - they are my insects around the card - for staging of course!  Wink:wink!

I have cut/embossed the DCWV patterned paper using the largest Spellbinders A2 Distressed Edges Card Creator Etched Dies using the Platinum Die Cutting Machine  and lightly sanded around the edges using a Sanding Block.  

The Bugs have been cut/embossed using the Bugs Etched Dies and four different colour card stock - a great way to use those scraps.  I have set them out and once happy with the layout they have been glued to the card front,  The sentiment has been created using stickers from my stash - Authentique Paper from memory.  This has been layered onto red card stock and adhered using double sided tape.  The card front has been popped up onto the card base using  Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares for that little bit of dimension.  I told you it was easy - didn't I!?!

This card is linked to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday Weeks - Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
Pixies Crafty Workshop Weeks - Use your Snippets
Animal Friends Challenge Autumn/Halloween (autumn colours)
Creative Fingers Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Animals Always Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Creative Ladybirds Creations - Always Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination Challenge - Anything Goes - optional Easel card
Polka Doodles Challenge - Anything Goes
Scrap N' Challenge Monsters and Critters
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Masculine Card
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
As You Like It Challenge -  People Or Animals 

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

{{{hugs}}} and happy crafting


  1. Love it Linda - what a fun card - despite whet the menfolk say :-).

  2. Great card Linda - those bugs are so colourful who couldn't like them?! Great use of snippets of course.


    Di xx

  3. What a fun card! Thanks for sharing it on our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

  4. Great use of bugs. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  5. Great 'fun'card, thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends. Cccc

  6. I just totally loooove the bugs!

    Thank you for playing at our Morgan's Artworld Challenge. Good luck and see you on the next challenge!

    Diana's Creations

  7. Thank you for joining us at Scrapnchallenge by Scrap N' Dipity

  8. Hello Linda
    It’s lovely to see you have joined in the ‘Cute’ challenge at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Fun card design using lots of different dies... Good luck in the draw and we hope you will come back again very soon.
    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  9. Hi again...
    Well, as long as they are colorful and on a card they are ok - in fact, you made these bugs look cute!!! Thanks for joining us in the Anything Goes challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Dorothy S, DT member

  10. Look, I have an imaginary hamster, so I'm not gonna judge you on your love of bugs, lol! As far as a buggy card goes, it's excellent, Linda!! Hugs, Darnell

  11. Oh My Gosh, too funny. So glad you joined us at Morgan's ArtWorld.

  12. Oh my this card is such fun. My granddaughter would love this as she is really into bugs and things.
    Thanks for dropping by at 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  13. Wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at Jo’s Funday Friday Challenge.
    Angie - DT

  14. Those cockroaches look like paint splats to me! Thank you for joining in with the fun atPolkadoodles

  15. Not the biggest fan of cockroaches here either but your card made me smile. Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge in October.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  16. Lovely card thanks for sharing it with us at Crafting with Friends, Louise DT x

  17. This is a smiler! I had to laugh when I saw it. Thanks for joining us at As You Like It Challenge!

  18. Great card!!! I love your design. Thank you so much for joining us at Inspiration Destination. Good luck!!! Patricia


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