f The Bugbytes: November 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.

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

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.


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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November 13, 2013

My Brave Sister

Hello crafters it is Felisa again, well tonight I thought I would make a SIMPLE mini for my sister to add her military pictures in.
Sorry about the light but I snapped it at night but I really like how it turned out. I used some ribbon from Hobby Lobby and I used several Lindy sprays to color the lace. I used K & Company for the paper except the cover and inside sheets.
I started with this Close to my heart 3 Ring Album

I used chipboard from Micheals

I painted the edges

I used a guide to punch my holes with my big bite

I got this embellishment from a craft store in Memphis when I had visited my sister

Simple right :) I will go back and add mats for my sister just to lay her pictures in since she is not a crafter and I will go back and trim that lace since it isn't even.
Well that is it for my simple mini tonight until next time be bless.