f The Bugbytes: October 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. 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.

October 29, 2013

Challenge #79 - Sandwich -3 design papers, 3 layers

The challenge this fortnight at DS4J is hosted by our DT member Charlene

THEME : 'SANDWICH - 3 design papers, 3 layers"
Using any theme, make sure you use 3 different design papers and add 3 layers to your creation. Optional twist of trying something new. The challenge runs until 12th November. Please do link up your project at the linky tool at DS4J

The card I made for this 

I used the images
Sally sunshine

The umbrella die and stamp are from whimsy stamps.

Some challenges I want to enter this in

  1. http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/65-fall-colorsanything-goes.html
  2. http://www.craftybloggersnetwork.blogspot.com/2013/10/october-7th-challenge-sponsored-by-rick.html
  3. http://cutiepiechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/challenge-56-cute-with-embellishment.html
  4. http://papermakeupstamps.blogspot.com/2013/10/digi-makeover-challenge-112-use-your.html
  5. http://fitztownchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/challenge-12-things-with-wings.html
  6. http://houseofgilli.blogspot.com/2013/10/thanks-anything-goes-challenge.html
  7. http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/2013/10/mim-164-with-meljens-designs.html
  8. http://craftcreatoins.blogspot.com/p/new-challenge-2110.html
  9. http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/
  10. http://thepapernestdollschallenge.blogspot.com/2013/10/pndc-16-anything-goes.html
  11. http://www.flonzcraft.com/vsc/?p=1167

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October 26, 2013

Car Wash

This is one of the Sunday's Release is Misteri - Car Wash at DS4J
This is a card I made with it by combining it with image Feeling Flat

I have used memory box loopy ring die and poppy stamp fading dots border both of which I got from Dutchpapercrafts

The flower is a wooden flower from Micheals and the button was a clear button which I inked and heat embossed. I love adding charms.. And a mesh ribbon (from costco) to ground the image

Now to enter the card in some challenges

  1. http://4kraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
  2. http://craftinboutiquechallenges.blogspot.com/2013/10/anything-goes-13.html
  3. http://craftylittlefairieschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/anything-goes-dt-call.html
  4. http://paper-craftingjourney.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/anything-goes.html
  5. http://acreativeromance.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/metal-mania-at-creative-romance.html
  6. http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.com/2013/10/challenge-30.html

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October 21, 2013

Masculine cards

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

I have been practicing making Masculine cards all month. I find them to be most challenging because of the lack of bling, flowers and ribbons. I decided to challenge myself this month with this task. I started out really slow and wanted to give up several times, but I pushed on. I have a few more on my blog, if you would like to take a look (I hope you do).

Here's the first one in this set:
I used the Tim Holtz Retro Grunge Paper Stash and Candi dots colored with my Copic Marker. The badge is a die from Spellbinders.
 Teehee, I was playing around with an image from the Silhouette store to see if I could turn it into a card. I did.  This one was kind of fun to make.
 DCWV Natural Cardstock, gears, spirals and Thickers was used to create this one.                           
Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!!!

October 17, 2013

A 'Gentle' Reminder

Hi Everyone

Michelle here from Lady of Leisure Ink - thank you once again Pam for having me.  As we all know October is 'Breast Cancer Awareness Month', and so I have a card to share with everyone, which I hope will act as a 'gentle' reminder about not such a gentle subject.  Forgive my sense of humor - it's just they way I am.

This image was a 'freebie' - given  away by Tamara,(the artist behind The Stamping Chef) - she gave this as part of a challenge on her Facebook group.  Thank You Tamara!

The background of the card is paper from DCWV 'Rockstar' stack, and the letters are cut with my Cameo, run through the Xyron and coated in pink glitter.  Here is a closer look at them and the image which of course is coloured with ProMarkers.

I hope you won't be offended my the inside sentiment, as I said it is my sense of humor and how I tend to handle serious/difficult topics like this - but I truly want you to take it seriously.

I am not going to go on about the number of people I know who had their breast cancer detected early because of mammograms, or were diagnosed too late due to lack of screening - sadly, we all know too many.  Just get it done, OK?

See you next time.


October 15, 2013

Challenge #78 - Embossing

The challenge this week at DS4J is Embossing and the the host is ME - Yeah!
The challenge -

 Zing up your paper creation with embossing. Use either wet or dry embossing. If you want to go the extra mile use both :).  Our challenge date starts today - Wednesday 16th October 2013 and ends on Tuesday 29th October 2013. We would love to see what you do . We would prefer you to use our digi stamps from our shop of course ( you will have an extra edge when it comes time for drawing the winner)  but you can also use other stamps.  Do link up your projects in the linky at  DS4J
I am excited ! Are you?
 The challenge runs until Tuesday 29th October 2013 (south african time)

I decided to make a crossover card

I merged these 3 images -

and colored with copics.
The embossing folder is Anna Griffin folder and I inked the folder and embossed the glimmer misted cardstock. I also then hit some spots with gold foil pen to add some interest. The stamp is also from Anna Griffin sentiment and is heat embossed.. So this card incorporates both the wet and dry embossing. I have also inked up edges and more using chalk ink
Don't forget to link up your card at DS4J

I want to enter this card in some challenges
  1. http://www.yumifumihandmadecrafts.blogspot.com/2013/10/challenge-26anything-goes.html
  2. http://challenges4everybody.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/challenge-31-anything-goes.html
  3. http://craftcreatoins.blogspot.com/p/new-challenge-710-1910.html
  4. http://scrapbookstampsocietychallengeblog.blogspot.com/2013/10/winners-and-new-challenge-23-anything.html
  5. http://www.craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com/2013/10/challenge-184-add-some-embossing.html
  6. http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/2013/10/mim-162-with-nicecrane-designs.html

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October 12, 2013

October 11, 2013

Winner in International Card Day blog Hop at DS4J from this blog

And the winner of of the International Card Day blog Hop at DS4J from this blog is

Gail   who said...
Hi Pam - your card is definitely country! Lovely layout - I love this digital stamp! I hope I win it! thanks for the hop! Enjoy your week!

You will receive this image

Thanks all of you for playing along
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High School Graduation 2011

Hi Everyone,

Lisa from Lisa's Craft Room here to share my project. Thank you Miss Pam for having me :)
Well, my son graduated in June of 2011 from High School and I am just starting to get the pictures scrapped. I did get a few pages done but I need to concentrate on making his album complete. Most of his school years are done but his high school album consists of a contest he was in and came in First Runner Up, his Prom and Graduation. I thought that I would post two of them for my project today. I keep promising myself that I will do a page or two a night but that never happens, but it will soon. Winter is creeping up on us so that will be a great time to get ahead. :)

I used card stock from a High School stack, Jolee's stickers, some ribbons and other stickers. I cut out a piece from another copy of his ceremony book and inked it up and placed that on the page.
Scrapbooking is still my passion and I am so happy that I found this hobby. Sorry my post isn't that descriptive. I want to thank you for stopping by and thank you Pam for allowing me to be on the Design Team. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I am thankful because I have Monday off :)

October 8, 2013

International Card Making Day - Blog Hop at DS4J

Welcome to the Digistamps4Joy COUNTRY theme Blog Hop running from 5 – 11 October 2013 to celebrate World Card Making Day on the 5th October.
It's adventure time. Inspiring adventure time with clues.. and treasures
So Read on!

You should have come here from Margy's blog
If you have arrived here directly please start at the main blog  so that you can read the MAP :)
Can't have an adventure without a Map can we? You can read all the instructions and guidelines there. 
So let's get started

I will list the blog order here too in case you loose your way 

Pam – http://papillondigitaldesigns.com ( this is me)
            Ursula - http://ursulauphof.blogspot.com 

Now for the goodies
Fabulous Hop Prizes
1. DS4J is offering a different digistamp on EACH DT member’s blog as the prize for the randomly drawn winner on that blog. With 17 DT blogs in this hop you have 17 chances of winning a digistamp! So come on in, meet our fabulous Design Team, and have some fun!
2. The main DS4J blog is also offering a whopping $30 Gift Voucher to the Digistamps4Joy store! Now isn’t that a fabulous prize?
There are some rules for winning these digis, so make sure you read these down below!

I live near Housto , Texas

This is  Houston calling :)


But Texas is also has Lots of ranches nearby 

And known for Rodeos

 Oil country :) and great Hospitals

 Lots of famous persons from around here including 4 Presidents . (you can find a list here)

I have used this beautiful scenic image Farm scenery which you can win (see Rules below on how to win)

                                        Isn't this FU 

Here is my card using Farm scenery  and other images colored using copics. 

The other images used in the card are Beauty and Whoa. You can get them at the store.

Please read carefully - I do not want you to miss out!
1). Be/become a follower of THIS blog (google button)
2). Leave a comment under this post

Please read carefully - we do not want you to miss out!
1). Be/become a follower of the main DS4J blog
2). Collect all the letters scattered over the participating DT blogs,
put them together to create a quote, then email this quote to
Margy at info@digistamps4joy.co.za with subject title “DS4J Blog Hop quote”

Thanks for visiting my blog.
Your next stop will be the talented Riette

The Hop will end at 1600 (Central African Time) on Friday 11th October.
The full list of winners will be announced on  Digistamps4Joy blog. 
Each blog will also indicate its own winner on the same day as in the main blog .

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October 6, 2013

His and hers twin birthday cards

Almost forgot it's the first Sunday of the month and my turn to post over at the Bugbytes :).  Hello bloggers This is Melody at A Splash Here and There blog.  Thank you Pam for having me over to share a crafty project with your readers.  My twin niece and nephew had their 2nd birthday party yesterday and I created two separate cards for them - after all, each is beginning to have his and her own personality ;).  These cards are A2 size cards designed on the Silhouette Studio and all cuts were done using my Cameo.

The base of the cards and all of the inside parts were by Lori Whitlock called birthday candle pop up card (Design ID #40180).  I used the fonts already in my computer to write personalized sentiment before I cut the inside mat.  I made the candle image to be a print only in my choice of color, duplicated that to have 2 birthday candles in each card.  Below are the pieces after printing and then cutting.

The banners for the font of the card were by a set of ribbon banners (Design ID #24243) by Jamie Koay. I used the fonts from my library to cut the letters of the twins' names inside the banners. The images were by Polly Craft, colored with Promarkers.  I imported the images onto the Studio to size them inside scalloped square and oval images by Lori Whitlock (Design ID #26510).

Some closeups of the cards after assembly.  I used some scrap ribbons, buttons and flowers to embellish and some foam mounts for some depth here and there.

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful Sunday!

October 5, 2013

Falling Leaves - Welcome October

Good Morning Friends,

This is Denine of Pumpkin Spice.  Welcome to The Bug Bytes, a fabulous place for inspiration of all types of paper crafting.  You will find so many different types of crafters among this amazing group of designers Pam has gather together here at The Bug Bytes.  I am privelaged to share my creation with you today.

I am so excited for Fall... I love sweaters, rain boots and stomping in puddles.  And in Washington we have every opportunity to make a splash!!

So when Fall finally arrives, I have a great excuse to start playing with all my favorite colors... Greens, Browns, Yellows, Oranges... {sigh....}

Here is a fun and quick card ......

This is made from scraps of another project I will share tomorrow and the Pumpkin Spice blog.  My goal lately is to use up papers I have already made a cut into... Or at least have sitting on my desk...


Solid Cardstock:
Bazzill - Dark Brown Suede, Rope Swing (these Bazzill cardstocks are wonderful in color and weight)

Patterned Cardstock:
Carta Bella - Traditions - Patterned Papers, solid red base and the Solid Leaves.
 (one of my all time favorite design lines.  Maybe it is all the Rich Fall colors.. I just love it)

My Pink Stamper - Texas Chocolate

Pumpkin Patch - Heirloom Traditions

Cameo - Leaves

Thank you for spending some time with us, Hope you find something that made you smile.



October 4, 2013

Thank you - Elvis style

This is Pam  from TheBugBytes and Papillon Digital Designs today on She's a SassyLady.
Thanks Sheila for having me as one of your DT.
Today I have a Thank you card - Elvis style.
I updated my Imagine and started cutting with it. Was so happy it worked but after printing some paper and cutting some images it started showing missing ink cartridge when I tried to do advanced calibration . Grrrr..!!  And it's a new ink cartridge to boot. 
Now I know why I gave up and went with another machine. Well we will see  I will try troubleshooting and updating again!
Well anyway at least got this one card out of it. This is from Imagine - Greeting card

Inside of the card

Thanks Sheila for having me here

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Thank you - Elvis style

This is Pam  from TheBugBytes and Papillon Digital Designs today on She's a SassyLady.
Thanks Sheila for having me as one of your DT.
Today I have a Thank you card - Elvis style.
I updated my Imagine and started cutting with it. Was so happy it worked but after printing some paper and cutting some images it started showing missing ink cartridge when I tried to do advanced calibration . Grrrr..!!  And it's a new cartridge to boot. 
Now I know why I gave up and went with another machine. Well we will see  I will try troubleshooting and updating again!
Well anyway at least got this one card out of it. This is from Imagine - Greeting card

Inside of the card

Thanks Sheila for having me here

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October 2, 2013

So Old Fashioned

Hi everyone.  It's Karon here with you today, from Karon's Krafty Korner - thanks for having me pop by each month Pam.

It's a bit short and sweet this month I'm afraid.  I am in the middle of decorating the second of two bedrooms, but I had an hour on Monday and couldn't resist popping in to my craft room to make a quick card to share with you.

I had bought this little telephone stamp by Hot of the Press called "Hello", and as it came with the perfect little sentiment - I had to make an old fashioned card.  Here is a close up of the stamp, which was stamped with CTMH Chocolate and the little sentiment actually comes separate so you can place it where you wish.

The papers are from a lovely little Paper Collage Kit by Sarah Lugg, called With Love.  Lots of fabulous papers, tags and borders and thought they were perfect for this card.


I distressed all the edges of all the layers and then used Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink, to ink all the edges.

I raised the stamped image up on some pop dots to add a little dimension, as this card is otherwise very flat (great for posting though).

For the inside, I used the same papers as the front.  Also, I decided I just had to use the telephone stamp once again, however, I masked off the edge as I only wanted part of the stamp to show and therefore leaving room to write a message.

Sorry, for the short and sweet post - I really must get back to the decorating :-)

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy crafting.