f The Bugbytes: 2013

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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.

December 14, 2013

Christmas Surfer

Brr... It is cold here. But wouldn't it be so  fun at a warm beach.
Well one of this Sunday's release at DS4J Shop is Christmas Surfer

And here is my card using this image


I colored it using copics but then added  glitter marker over it . It has been sitting on the shelf for so long and I was afraid that it would have dried up on me but thankfully no. It looks really shiny when I look at it but on camera seems so spotty in the light. The images of board wave and words are from Silhouette online store.

Here are some challenges I want to enter this card into
  1. http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/15-anything-goes-with-delicious-doodles.html
  2. http://creativecornerchallenges.blogspot.de/2013/12/color-it.html
  3. http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/2013/12/we-wish-you-merry-christmas-and.html
  4. http://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/2013/12/wk-50-polkadoodles-and-studio-12.html
  5. http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.ca/2013/12/anything-goes.html
  6. http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.com/2013/12/challenge-37.html
  7. http://stampinfortheweekend.blogspot.com/2013/12/use-some-red.html
  8. http://kraftyhandschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/kraftyhands-december-challenge-anything.html


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December 10, 2013

Challenge #82 - Anything Goes

This is the last challenge for this year at DS4J and sponsored by Margy
THEME : 'Anything goes"
Create a card or paper creation based on ANY theme you want to use.

You have until Tuesday January 14th to play with

I used the image Illegal Parking for this and 







So many dies used here
Memory Box Winterland tree 98168

Love the viva glossy paint. Gives lovely christmas bulb decoration.

Here are some challenges I am entering this card into
  1. http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
  2. http://cheerfulstamppad.blogspot.com/2013/12/challenge-75-signs-of-christmas.html
  3. http://www.craftindesertdivas.com/2013/12/craft-it-up-link-it-up-linky-party-21.html
  4. http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.com/2013/12/christmas.html
  5. http://createdwithlovechallenges.blogspot.com/2013/12/cwlc-70-anything-goes.html
  6. http://digisketchchallenge.blogspot.com/2013/12/christmas.html
  7. http://getinkychallenge.blogspot.com/2013/12/challenge-19-christmas_9.html
  8. http://imagination-craftschallenges.blogspot.com/2013/12/imagination-crafts-challenge-6-merry.html
  9. http://melonheadzfriends.blogspot.com/2013/12/christmas-challenge.html


Note: This card won in these challenges
  1. http://createdwithlovechallenges.blogspot.com/2013/12/cwlc-71-christmas-blog-hop.html
  2. http://digisketchchallenge.blogspot.com/2013/12/winners-post_15.html




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December 9, 2013

Hair Stylist Ornament


Hello and Happy December!!  

Lori here from ScrappinMyStressAway with a very special post.  

Today I am saying thanks to two very special people!

First, I am thankful for Pam for featuring my projects on her blog for over 4 years.  I first met Pam on the Cricut Message Board (Gypsy Forum) shortly after the Gypsy was released.  We had challenges each week to use different features on our Gypsy - which really forced us to learn the machine and share what we learned.  I started my blog back then after gaining confidence as a Gypsy Girl.

Not long after that, Sheila and Pam invited some of us to Guest Design on their blogs - what an honor!  I was so nervous back then!!!  Fun Fact - she taught me how to auto post my blog posts!!  This was HUGE for me!!!

Pam is very generous and shares her knowledge and advice when asked.  She also is very supportive and gives us plenty of encouragement and blog love!

As you may know, Pam is moving in a different direction and will no longer feature her Guest Designers on a regular basis.  I am hopeful to pop in every now and then!  I wish Pam the best as she re-focuses her crafty energy in 2014!!

Second, I am thankful for my friend Karyn who makes my hair beautiful.  I made an ornament for her:


I now have a Cameo and am using Gypsy less and less.  I belong to a couple of Silhouette/Cameo groups on FaceBook who share files.  This file has been shared in one group and it is DARLING!!!  Someone designed a snowflake out of scissors!  My friend Karyn makes my hair look way better than I ever do!!!  I wanted to make her an ornanent with this snowflake.

I chose red vinyl because she loves red!


I wanted the snowflake to show up so I tucked a couple of white feathers inside this square glass ornament.  They remind me of angle wings!!

Thank you Pam for showcasing my ornament today!!  I hope you have a wonderful holiday!!

If you are on facebook and want to friend me so I can add you to the group that shared this file, please go to my BLOG for instructions.


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December 8, 2013

Hidden Message Slider Card


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Hi crafters it is Felisa first let me say it was an honor to work on the design team over at the Bugbytes. Sadly this will be my last post but I had so much fun learning for the wonderful design team members.

I was watching a video tonight by Loni and she gave this simple tutorial over the hidden message slider card and you know I love simple right. This is what I came up with for another simple Christmas card to mail out to my family.



 
This stamp set is from Stampin up and I picked it up a few yrs ago at a garage sale and it is still my favorite.

(Sorry but  I didn't check to see if this posted in time this morning)


Well that is all folks....Again Thanks for allowing me this journey on this wonderful design team

Be Bless

December 6, 2013

Wish you a Merry Christmas


This is Pam  and today I am a guest designer  on She's a SassyLady.
Today I want to share with you one of the cards I made for Sassy Progressive challenge at Papercraft Planet with the image Santa Pin Up Sassy.





The challenge required white on white with no red ,green or gold. I love the look of blue or punk on white
I used some embossing folders. The reindeer one is from Anna Griffin folder from Christmas collection and the frame ornament one is Darice embossing folder.
I also used some memory box dies. It does not come with lines but I scored then using MS scoreboard. Image is colored using Copics.



December 5, 2013

Thank you to My Design Team

Thank you to all of my friends who were on here as my design team and posted. I so enjoyed all your  inspirational projects you posted on here as I am sure did all the readers.
It was a great Journey and I thank you all once again.
Even though DT is disbanded   I am sure they will not be strangers and we can have them here as guest designers now and then :)
Hugs
Pam
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December 4, 2013

Important message -Mail box flooded?

Hi
I imported my other blog in here so your mail box must be flooded with posts if you have subscribed. I apologize for the inconvenience. Thankfully it is a one time deal and once you delete the posts it go back to normal .
Pam
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Christmas Treat boxes.

Hi everyone.  How are things here at The Bug Bytes?  Pam, thanks for having me come visit each month. It's Karon from Karon's Krafty Korner, come to say hi and share a little something with you.

I have two adorable treat boxes to share with you today.  I made a snowman and penguin the other day, you can check these out here on my blog.

I decided they were so cute and easy to make that I had to make another couple from My Scrap Chick and the file Winter Paver Favor Boxes.  I used my Silhouette Cameo, to cut all the pieces.  Father Christmas is almost done, but I will have to share him on my blog another day.

Today, I have Rudolph and the Gingerbread Man to share with you.


I so enjoyed putting these together.  For Rudolph, I inked around all the edges with Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink, also rubbing some of his face.


For the Gingerbread Man, I again inked all the edges, this time with a little red ink.  For the cheeks, I used some chalks.  Using a black fine line marker for the smile.


For Rudolph, I finished off his nose with some glossy accents and the heart on the Gingerbread Man with some nice red glitter.


As this is my last post of the year at The Bug Bytes, I wish you all the joys of the season and a very Merry Christmas and see you all in the new year 2014.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.

December 3, 2013

Eight Easy Christmas Cards

 
Good Morning, Sheila here from She's A Sassy Lady. Aren't these cards beautiful. These cards are so simple that you can prepare them and finish them on the run. I cut these cards out on standard A2,  ran them through my Cuttlebug using the new Anna Griffin embossing folder Dancing Holly. I used the leftover scraps to adorn the inside and just made one simple little stamp and the inside was done.

 
 Then I packed up all the little pieces and my adhesives for the outside of the card placing them in little baggies. I took them to work and finished them on my lunch break.

 
I used my Zip Dry glue to adhere the wreath to the Joy base.
 
 
Then I used foam tape and adhered them to the front of the card.
 

I used Christmas red stickles for the little bow on the wreath.

 
Here is a close up of the papers. They are from the DCWV Christmas Memories stack and really looked beautiful on the finished card.

 
In just a half an hour I had 8 cards completed and finished all the cards I am making this year! I then spent the next 2 days addressing envelopes on my break and then stuffed and have even mailed all 65 of my cards out. I am so thankful they are done!
Thank you for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed today's post. Thank you for your sweet - sweet words of encouragement. You comments inspire me to continue sharing with you! Have a blessed day.

November 30, 2013

DS4J Sunday Release - Ms. PopUp

Ms. PopUp is another one  of the release this week at DS4J shop


I have used the Secret Recipe kit from - http://www.jessicasprague.com/
Ribbons and buttons 
Some challenges I am entering this card into
  1. http://craftitudechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/challenge-54-button-up.html
  2. http://acreativeneed.wordpress.com/join-in-the-monthly-challenge/ 
  3. http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/13-anything-goes.html
  4. http://blog.docerelashop.com/2013/11/november-stamp-release-challenge-50_22.html
  5. http://leftofcenterchallenges.blogspot.ca/2013/11/challenge-19-loc-or-no-people.html
  6. http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/2013/11/challenge-297-anything-goes.html
  7. http://joannamunster.com/2013/11/20/november-blog-hopcrochet-trim-ribbon/
  8. http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2013/11/39-anything-goes.html
  9. http://www.inklingsandyarns.com/2013/11/inky-linky-37/


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DS4J Sunday Release - Misteri Gardner

Misteri Gardner is one of the release this week at DS4J shop



I have used some dies and stamps which I buy from http://dutchpapercrafts.blogspot.com/

Joy Craft 6410/0052 Grass Silhouettes Stamp
Nellie Snellen MFD 031
Sizzix Thinlits cloud
Fiskar cloud
Die versions Grass Border

And butons
The Have a blooming Time is a 1 inch text I made in Photoshop
Some challenges I want to enter this into 


  1. http://acreativeneed.wordpress.com/join-in-the-monthly-challenge/
  2. http://craftitudechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/challenge-54-button-up.html
  3. http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/13-anything-goes.html
  4. http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.com/2013/11/challenge-35.html
  5. http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/girly-but-no-pink.html
  6. http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2013/11/dlart-thankful-thursday-november-linky.html
  7. http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/2013/11/challenge-297-anything-goes.html
  8. http://digitallysweetchallenges.blogspot.ca/2013/11/dsc-64-inspirational-photo-wlunagirl.html (inspired by the flower and plant)
  9. http://www.baffies-kreativladen.blogspot.de/2013/11/challenge-26-november-dt-call.html

Note : This card won in http://acreativeneed.wordpress.com/join-in-the-monthly-challenge/
and also in http://digitallysweetchallenges.blogspot.ca/2013/12/dsc-65-vintage-christmas.html

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November 26, 2013

Challenge #81 - Distressing

Challenge #81 this fortnight at DS4J  is hosted by one of our DT designers Berni
THEME : 'Distressing"
Create a card or paper creation and add distressing somewhere on your creation.

My card for this using the cute cute Patches little Nap



Oh I did a lot of distressing! Inking to get that distressed burnt look and then had so much fun running the tim holtz distresser blade on the edges. I did more with scissor edge too lol
Isnt that background DCWV paper perfect. Feel like snoozing too along with patches.
I have used the button die and stamp from whimsy stamps for sentiment.

Some challenges
  1. http://www.anonymousstamps.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/november-challenge.html
  2. http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
  3. http://cardmaniachallenges.blogspot.com/2013/11/cmc-34-autumn-colours.html
  4. http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2013/11/challenge-1-anything-goes.html
  5. http://kaboodledoodles.blogspot.com/2013/11/challenge-199-buttons-twines.html
  6. http://paperplaytime.blogspot.com/2013/11/ch-24-anything-goes.html
  7. http://stampandcreateblog.blogspot.com/2013/11/november-challenge-feathers-or-leaves.html
  8. http://timbroscrapmania.blogspot.it/2013/11/challenge-83-buttons-twine.html


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November 22, 2013

Party Time

Hi
Today I made a card using the lovely digi Party Time. If you haven't visited http://www.jesscollegefund.blogspot.com/ do check it out as there are lots of fun images and for a good cause.


I have used a lot of dies in this

Sizzix Thinlits Arrows, Banners, Chevrons & Clouds

Marianne creatables Flowers and leaves LR0156 and LR0151
Marianne Anja swirls LR0271
Martha Stewart lacy heart punch


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November 21, 2013

Keep Calm and Craft Gift Bag

Hi Everyone

Michelle here from Lady of Leisure Ink ,and as always I want to say a big thank you to Pam for having me.  My project is a real quick and easy one - a plain red gift bag that I decorated up with a digital stamp which was a 'freebie' from Tamara of The Stamping Chef for her Face Book Fan Page - thank you Tamara.


I actually did not colour this with my ProMarkers but instead using my Silhouette Cameo to colour it then print and cut.  This fun image is very detailed, and so colouring with the Cameo took quite some time.  Here is a close-up.


I have a special purpose for this bag, it is going to hold some cards I have made for a swap I am doing in the next couple of weeks with some local crafting friends.  I can't say anymore in case one of them is reading this post, but I will post pictures of the card I have made and all the cards I receive after the swap.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Michelle

November 17, 2013

Folded Card, Tag and Gift Card Holder

Hello Everyone, it's Danita from danitasdesigns.blogspot.com.

Some of you already know that I have been posting about my crafting retreats this month.  I had 3 back to back!  While they were a lot of fun, I am tired!!! I'll share with you one of the cards I made at the retreat this past weekend.  It's a folded card with a gift card tag. I bought a cardstock pad and matching brads and I wanted to see what I could come up with. I've never used brads. The collection is called "Bonjour" by GCD Studios.

The card is 6 x 6 with a pocket in the middle to hold the tag. I added gold washi tape and I used  Spellbinder dies for the flourishes on the front.

I cut the inside tag by hand along with the flowers at the top. The 2 brads are from the collection. I left a 2.5 inch open slot for the gift card
                

Thanks for stopping by!!!

November 14, 2013

Marianne Christmas Village release

We have a new release at Dutchpapercrafts this week.



Please do see Darlene's video to get a much better view of all the dies and projects. She does such a great presentation.
I just love these dies. They are just perfect for Christmas cards aren't they? You can get them from here

1) Nativity Card








The main die is COL1328. I have also cut out a shrinky dinky and made a charm with it
Other dies used in this are

1. Cheery Lynn - Kiwi Doily - Dl 108
2. Cheery Lynn - Holly Lace Flourish -B148
3. Memory Box - Snowflake Sprig - 98645
4. Poppy Stamp - Dainty Corner 962
5. Sizzix Tim Holtz - On The Edge Die- Ornate (on the tag)
6. Memory Box - Merry Christmas Tidings -  (98643)

2) Rocker card
Rocker cards are one of my favorite cards and of course I had to make one with these dies.
To get the snow texture I have used Snow Tex from DecoArt and also white glitter and stickles




The other side of the rocker card


My dear dear friend Sheila from http://shesasassylady.blogspot.com/ had the designed especially for you stamp made for me . She is such a sweet lady. Thank you Sheila.
The other dies used in this are
1) Spellbinder Grand stately circle
2) Grand circle
3) Cheery Lynn - B146 - Pine branches
4) CS0862 - Anja labels clear stamp
5) Anja Label LR0241



3) Dome Shaker Card

For this card I broke out my sewing machine and also  loved using sizzix plastic dome (which can be used in conjunction with sixxiz framelits ovals) for enclosing the shaker part of the card. I wish I had made the plastic anti static before putting it on though.  http://www.ehow.com/how_8729818_diy-antistatic-plastic.html







Apart from the Village dies I have used (and Sizzix Dome) 

1) Lifestyle Nesting Doily DC0254
2) Sizzix Framelit Ovals
3) Cheery Lynn Holly Corner - B184
4) Joy Craft 6003/2003 - Reindeer Pine Trees
5) Memory Box 98715 - "Holly Holiday Frame Set"

4) Christmas Charger plate

And lastly I love making charger plates. They are a quick , fast and easy gift to make. Some vinyl, plate and other embellishments like ribbon and you have a lovely gift.
You can find these plates at your local craft store or else you also get them at Amazon.com
Transfer tape helps to align and place the vinyl


I have used Spellbinder Grand stately circle and Grand circle apart from the village dies For landforms I freehand cut some pieces and pasted them. The snow bits are left over small pieces from the stately circle.
Hope you enjoyed this release . You will love these dies like I do




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