f The Bugbytes: 2016

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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.

November 26, 2016

Hugs - Scrappers delight friday freebie

Made a card with the cute friday freebie image from scrappersdelight for the FB Challenge.
I also used the xmas background topper from the shop for the background.
Had to manipulate with photoshop as I wanted the image to be white inside itself but to show the (outside the outline of the person) the background as transparent. Added sentiment onto the background
just the image (not the background) is colored using copics.


Matted the image onto gold paper and then red card. and added some bling.


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November 25, 2016

Bearing gifts - Artbybarb FB challenge

Love the cute image bearing gifts which is the free image we get to play with this month for artbybarb FB challenge.


Immediately when I saw the image I knew I had to use the crafters companion edgeables die . Image is colored with copics, I did not want to use the traditional colors so decided to use pink and purple. But I had to use bling :) so added the mesh rhinestones.


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November FB challenge - ArtbyMiran

Loved playing with the cute image for November FB challenge - artbymiran.

I broke out my sewing machine and used frantage . Love their chunky embossing powder. I have used both memory box/poppystamp dies and crafters companion edge dies. Colored the digi stamp using copics





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November 15, 2016

With Respect - Cute as a button FB Challenge

For veterans day made this card with the cute image from cute as a button for their FB Challenge.
Colored it with copics.





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November 11, 2016

Steampunk - Scrapper Delight

Loved playing for the scrappers delight challenges both at the fb group here and the blog challenge here.

I have used the freebie friday image and colored it with copics after printing it in laser printer on hdigitalill digial cover paper.
The background paper is a free steampunk paper from freepik . I have  used nuvo embossing paste on stencil from stampendous called steampunk clock over the background pattern paper.

A few gear charms and flowers and bit of gold chain for embellishments. Also broke out the mini sewing machine for some stitches and added a bit of embossing with stampendous aged  bronze powder.




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November 10, 2016

Mr and Mrs - Lily of the Valley

I made this wedding card using parchment and image from Lily of the valley.

I have ways to go to master this craft yet. Loving it.


The sentiment was printed on cardstock but I wanted it to look a little bit transparent to merge in so I glazed it with glycerine and then added it to the card. On the whole not bad.


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November 5, 2016

Ducklin' coloring challenge - art by barb

Art by Barb FB group has coloring challenges and this fortnight the challenge is with the duckling image - https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1869820206583476&type=1.

You can get ArtbyBarb images either from the FB group itself or etsy shop - ArtbybarbDesigns

I already had this image so made a card with it


The gate die cut is from Crafter's companion die. The flower is from botanical garden kit from daisytrail cut using scan n cut.

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October 12, 2016

Joy - ArtbyMiran October Challenge

For the Art by Miran October FB Challenge I made a block card with the lovely  image.
I cut the card base by using scoring board but I also made a cricut design space file in case you want to use that. You can find the link here - https://us.cricut.com/design/#/canvas/46769088 and also under the main menu tab under the respective tab.



I have used copics to color the image. The JOY is die cut using couture die.
Though in the file I have used Arial black so that everyone can access it. You can of course customise it.
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October 11, 2016

DS4J - Progressive FB Challenge October - Fuschia

The DS4J - Progressive FB Challenge October  image is Fuschia. And here is my simple card with the image colored using copics


The embossing folder is Anna Griffin and the die cuts are cut using cottagecutz butterfly corner.



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October 10, 2016

Sasayaki October FB Challege - First Half

This is a card I made with the Sasayaki Freebie image for October first half FB Challenge


The embossing folders are from Anna Griffin Summer and Fall. The die cut is cottage cutz. Since all the bits are so tiny I cut them with cardstock and colored them with copics and assembled and glued them instead of cutting each tiny bit in color multiple times as it is a single die.
The image is also colored using copics. 


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Scrappers Delight - Pixie Pan

Here is a card I made with Scrapper's delight Friday Freebie - Pixie Pan 1.



Image is colored using Copics.
I have used memory box dies and cheery lynn dies to die cut shapes and some tinsel and pom poms to embellish further.
 I am going to enter this card in both their FB progressive challenge and the blog challenge

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October 7, 2016

October Cute as Button FB Challenge

Made a card for October - Cute as  Button FB Progressive Challenge


The image is colored using Copics. Sentiment typed out. I added some fall buttons  and lace and a quick card is done.


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Kit and Clowder Card swap

Kit and clowder group has a card swap going on now and I thought I would participate.
Made a pop up slider card for my swap partner.
I had made this a while back . Here is the blog post for the previous one - http://www.papillondigitaldesign.com/2013/02/a-brand-new-perspective.html.
I think I have the silhouette file for this already under tab.
But this time I used cricut as it can score and cut at same time.
You will find the link here and also under the menu tab at the top under cricut design space file.

Here are some pictures of the card.
The digital stamp used is by artbymiran called Love in a cup and colored with copics









If you do make one of these please pop up the link in comments below. Would love to see it.
Thanks and Happy Crafting

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October 1, 2016

Circus - Scrapper's Delight

Made a quick card with yet another image from Scrapper's delight - Circus - lion, tiger and bear.
Cute image. I also used the freebie friday sentiment circus on it.


The die cut is a cricut die cut I had cut long ago. The paper is from DCWV pet stack. The flower and leaves are from Mariane die. Image colored with copics.


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September 26, 2016

Fantasy Angelina - Sasayaki Glitter FB Challenge

There are lots of challenges now on FB and they give an image for us to play with. Newest of challenges is the Sasayaki FB Challenge and the image is Fantasy Angelina.
Colored the image with copics and made this card


A simple card.
I have added subtle glitter using the copics glitter pen



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Danger - High ... - September FB Cute as a Button Challenge

Enjoyed making a card for the September FB Cute as a Button challenge. Image for the men. Since one of my dogs and me are the only minority gender in this house I love any digi's which are for men.

And particularly this image since both hubby and me are electrical engineers. Circuit diagrams and the memories associated with them :)



Image colored with copics. Loved playing with sentiment danger high voltage.

If you want to learn coloring using copics or pencils do check out kitandclowder .
Either their techniques classes or monthly classes. One of the monthly classes had as a freebie class coloring metals and also timber. You can also join the FB group  and get lots of inspiration. ALyce Keegan is so helpful and wonderful.

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September 20, 2016

Goddess - Art by Miran September FB Challenge

From the time I saw this explosion card on youtube by Karen Burniston I had to give it a go.
And the ArtbyMiran FB Challenge  goddess image was just perfect for this.


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I have used various dies. The circle behind which the image sits on is the beautiful tattered lace pearl die which after waiting for so long for it to come out again I got at last from hixxysoft.  Awesome place to get dies from if you want those available in UK.
The flourish heart is a retired tattered lace die. I think this is the negative of the die. That too looks beautiful as the positive. The banner is from lalaland crafts. Some flowers and lace and a butterfly complete the card. The butterfly sits on a magnet. I used basic grey magnetic snap closure.
The image is colored with copics. Mainly the YR2's and R2's for dress ; E5's YR2's for hair and for face and skin E13, E11, E00, E000. Bit of blue for flower and eyes - B23 and B00. Sentiment just typed in photosop.

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September 17, 2016

Relax and enjoy - DS4j September challenge

This is the card I made for this month's challenge at DS4J FB challenge


I drew the background behind the digi.
The embossing folder and the die cuts are from tattered lace. I cut into the cardstock with their melded background die before embossing and then added the circle tuck in die cut.


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September 16, 2016

Orange and Aqua FB Challenge - Jenn Nilsson


I am loving the challenges in FB group to create and make projects.
I made this card for the Orange and Aqua challenge using Jenn Nilsson digi for their FB group .
Used this cute teddy bear image. You can buy their digis either in their etsy shop or at Miss daisy stamps. The image is colored using copics.



I have used tattered lace embossing folders for border and background. The love die cut is from Cheery Lynn die. Ek success punch and buttons complete the embellishments added. The buttons are clear acrylic buttons embossed with white embossing powder and then colored using copics and again embossed with clear embossing powder. They look like wooden buttons don't they? This way they are always the right color for the project.




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September 15, 2016

Happy Birthday - Wise Owl

Made this card for my kids to give to their dad on his birthday.
I liked this wise owl  from Scrapper's delight.
I have colored it using copics
The frame is using  photoshop .


Embossing folder is by Teressa Collins


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Happy Birthday - Doctor Digi House

Today is my Hubby's birthday so had to make him a special card
Made this card using Doctor Digi House fun image


There is both a colored and non-colored image. I accidentally got the colored version.
The embossing flder is by Anna Griffin and the web dies cuts by paper trey ink on mirri cardstock.
I used a bit of silver mousse from tonic to apply on edges to give a bit of distressed look


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