f The Bugbytes: Holiday Blog Hop and a giveaway

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Welcome to The Bug Bytes a site/blog mainly for Papercrafting and some photography and other stuff thrown in here & there. Add in some die cutting machine, scrapbooking tools, cameras, scissors , glue and...... My name is Pam. If you have been redirected from Papillon Digital Design you have come to the right place.Hope you get inspired by the projects, videos and files. Would love it if you could leave comments and become a follower. (Word verification is turned ON to avoid spam. Sorry for that inconvenience.) Would love it if you would also share your project here . If you find a linky under the post do share your project by posting link there or if you do not find a linky post your link in the comments.Thank you for visiting. The website Papillon digital designs has changed to Papillon Digital Design so if the link gives and error or takes you to page with chinese characters then please drop the 's' in the link at the end of papillondigitaldesigns and try . That is change papillondigitaldesigns to papillondigitaldesign and try the link.

December 10, 2011

Holiday Blog Hop and a giveaway

Winter is the time of festivals in many religions! Harvest is done. The days get dark soon and are cold so what better way than to celebrate and mostly with lights. We have the Christmas, Kwanzaa, Diwali and Karthigai in Hindu religion, the Dongzhi in Chinese to name some.
We will also be celebrating the winter here at TheBugBytes in our crafty way by doing this challenge blog hop.

 Please do play along with us. The challenge is  to do a holiday theme of this month - any of your own cultural holiday or use the colors red  or green or silver or blue. Do post your project in the linky
And how is it called celebrating without a giveaway. Yep of course there will be a giveaway - One of my favorite cartridge Martha Stewart cartridges - Elegant cake. Love this cartridge for the borders and designs.

Here is the list of blogs in the blog hop.
  1. Pam - http://www.thebugbytes.com/
  2. Jeannie -  http://nonnasscraps.blogspot.com/
  3. Jen - http://3catsandabug.blogspot.com/
  4. Carole - http://www.onmycraftroomwall.blogspot.com/
  5. Lisa Brooks - http://thejourneyoflisaslife.blogspot.com
  6. Audrey - http://cuteandsome.blogspot.com/
  7. Mila - http://milamemories.blogspot.com/
  8. Sheila aka sassylady - http://shesasassylady.blogspot.com/
  9. Elizabeth - http://217creations.blogspot.com/
  10. Kelly Millet - http://www.kamscraftyplace.blogspot.com
  11. Dayna Sabrina - http://www.sabrioletdesigns.blogspot.com/
  12. Lori - http://www.scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com
  13. Denine Vajja - http://pumpkinspiceblog.blogspot.com/ 
  14. Melissa - http://www.melissamade2.blogspot.com/
  15. Allison -  http://goodybagdiva.blogspot.com/  
 Here is my card for my festival - "Karthikai" or "Karthigai". I have used silhouette.  We usually light lamps made out of clay and decorated. we pour oil in it and use a cotton rolled wick like which we call "thiri". We draw a design out of rice powder and red clay called "kolam" (also called rangoli in north) and keep the "deepam" in the center. So my card portrays the design we usually draw. I drew the curved square cutting ellipses in silhouette studio and then joining the path by node editing. corners I cut some existing swirl design and welded it. The "deepam" was a trace from clip art and then editing to add layers and shadows for coloring.
Here is what the studio file looks like

Then after cutting I distressed the edges of both the card base and the inner grey solid colored piece and then assembled with glue and dimensionals and of course inked and stickled them and added some bling. The ribbon is a paper ribbon also cut with silhouette. The metal piece under the deepam is a nestability cut from soda can.
And here is my card

 Now for a  sneak peak of  the lovely projects in each blog.

Jen - http://3catsandabug.blogspot.com/

Carole - http://www.onmycraftroomwall.blogspot.com/

Lisa Brooks - http://thejourneyoflisaslife.blogspot.com

Audrey - http://cuteandsome.blogspot.com/

Mila - http://milamemories.blogspot.com/

Sheila aka sassylady - http://shesasassylady.blogspot.com/

Elizabeth - http://217creations.blogspot.com/

Kelly Millet - http://www.kamscraftyplace.blogspot.com

Dayna Sabrina - http://www.sabrioletdesigns.blogspot.com/

Lori - http://www.scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com

Denine Vajja - http://pumpkinspiceblog.blogspot.com/

Melissa - http://www.melissamade2.blogspot.com/

Allison -  http://goodybagdiva.blogspot.com/

Don't they look lovely? Hope this inspires you to create a project and share too.
The next stop in the hop is  Jeannie's blog - http://nonnasscraps.blogspot.com/ . 

After you finish hopping and then make a project please do come back here and post your project in the linky below. Now for the giveaway be a follower and please leave a comment in this post within Dec 17th 2011 midnight (Saturday)and one person will be randomly selected.


Dayna Sabrina said...

Pam I love that card! You created that image from scratch didn't you? Your talent is limitless! All right - you were my first stop - I'm off to see the rest. And don't enter me for the cartridge, I already have that one. Thanks for hosting this!

Unknown said...

Your card is gorgeous Pam!!! Your creativity is endless!! Thank you for organizing this hop!!

LisaB said...

Love the card Pam!!!

Milamemories said...

Wow, I love the card Pam, some of my favorite colors!!! You are so talented

Josie0602 said...

I love it! I am so excited to do this hop as all of the thumbnail photos have me intrigued!

Unknown said...

I love the project on this hop Thanks so much love the card!!!

AllisonF (Goody Bag Diva) said...

Pam the card is just stunning!! WOW!!

Anonymous said...

It is a lovely card!
Sharon (scrappyone)

Happy Mofe said...

Very nice Pam and I love seeing you girls using the Cameo

Brenda said...

I love your card and all of the other wonderful projects. I am a follower and a subscriber to your blog.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Your card is beautiful and I love love love all the entries!

Kymberlee - The Mama Midwife said...

Thank you for sharing a bit more of your culture.

Denine said...

I love this festival in India... the lamps are so pretty along the walls and some of the Lotus designs are so incredibly amazing.

Gorgeous card Pam... Love the detail and the color combinations. So beautiful.

Wonderful Hop too...

Maria said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors and all the detail.

CathyinMN said...

Pam, what a pretty card! Thank you for sharing it and a bit about the holiday it represents. Thanks for the chance to win.

RockinRenee said...

What an elaborate project. It's lovely!

Audrey Frelx said...

Pam, you're card is awesome!!! And, all the creations are fabulous!!! We can give all ourselves a pat on the back -- we did great!!!

Melody Lane Inspired said...

Love the project, thanks for an opportunity to win something!

Bunnyfreak said...

Beautiful card.

Happyscrapin said...

Stunning Card! The color combinations and details are gorgeous!

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Carole P said...

I love your beautiful card, Pam. I love both the colors and the designs. It's a pleasure to look at.

Debbie O'Neal said...

Love love love your card Pam ! The colors were fabulous ! All the projects in the hop wer so wonderful...love all the inspiration. Happy Holidays to you and yours !

marg0006 said...

Thanks for the hop and all the creative ideas.

Rangers Tickets said...

Nice, this was really great. thanks for sharing this one.

missstamper said...

Great hop! There were so may fun and creative projects!

Christi said...

Everything is just wonderful, thanks so much ladies for sharing all of your great talent.
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neddgirl said...

This is a wonderful idea for a Blog Hop.


JenL said...

Beautiful card Pam! Can't wait to see all the amazing projects everyone did!! Another great hop Pam, thanks for doing this!

Sukie said...

Wow, such amazing projects, really fun blog hop, I love your cultural inspired card. I am East Indian and need to begin incorporation the Indian Culture in my creations too! Sukie

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