Sunday, April 26, 2009

Bitten By The Bug Challenge and a blog hop

This blog candy is now closed. Thank you for playing!

Hi everyone! Sure hope you had a wonderful weekend, and now it's to deal with another Monday! There is one bright spot in Monday, and that's because it's time to reveal the new Bitten By The Bug challenge. And this week, we're doing something a little different. We're having a blog hop with some blog candy up for grabs!! Fun stuff, huh??!! So read all the way to the end of this post for details.
This weeks challenge was to use any cut from the Doodlecharms cartridge, but we had to use the border cut. I chose the watermelons, just cause I think they're so darned cute! I like the long cards, but don't make them very often. This challenge was perfect for utilizing that shape.

The paper is Dreamy 2 by My Minds Eye, and the cardstock is Bazzill. I added a bow with a Prima flower and a Making Memories brads, and the book plate was cut with my Fabulous Finds cartridge.
Now for the blog candy details. Be sure and leave a comment on this post for a chance to win this Sizzix die (plus a few other little goodies thrown in). If you don't have a Sizzix machine, you can use it in your Cuttlebug. Just don't use your A plate. Put the Sizzix die with your paper inbetween the two B plates and run it through your Cuttlebug and voila! When you're done here, go visit Nikki Duey's blog. She's got some candy waiting for you too! And be sure and check out her awesome creations while you're there. Nikki's work with the Cricut and papercrafting is just unbelievable! Her work is even featured in the infomercial you see all the time on TV!! Plus she's got some WICKED stamping skills! Can you tell I'm a huge fan?? :) I will use random.org to choose a winner Wednesday evening.
That's it for today! Don't forget to visit Bitten By The Bug and play along with our challenge this week. Thanks for coming by to see me today, and I hope to see you back again soon! HUGS

83 comments :

Creative Momma said...

Too cute!!!! I love this Sharon!!! That was the perfect paper for those yummy watermelons :)

DeeDee said...

How adorable girlie! I love that watermelon cut! Of course I love those papers too...just so CUTE! GREAT job my sweetest friend! Another winner! HUGS!

Nancy said...

what an adorable card Sharon.I too lvoe those papers...and a blog ho..I"ll jsut have to check it out. I just did my first blog hop ever this past weekend and it was soo fun...I loved it...have a happy Monday girlie...hugs

Jacque said...

So pretty Sharon...I LOVE that red and green combination...so stunning!! Hugs...Jacque

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Sharon, this is adorable! I love the papers you selected! Awesome as always! How fun to be doing a blog hop! I was just at DeeDee's, and now I'm off to Nikki's!

Crayola58 said...

What an A-It's Adorable card.... Always know that Sharon is going to put a big smile on my face when I see her cards!....

Anonymous said...

Yum, summer time watermelon - looks delicious.
Like the colors you've chosen.

PJ (Jessie Adams)

Craftyanny said...

Fabby card, those papers are to die for.
Thanks too for the chance to win your lovely die
hugs
Anne x

diana*bugalicious said...

so fun and cute! perfect summer card!

bonnie said...

I am sooo trying that feature...awesome and thank you for the chance to win your gorgeous goodies :) Bonnie x

Mimi said...

Grat looking card...I really like the sentiment!!

JoanneK said...

Perfect put me in the summer mood card! Love it! That sizzix die is too darn cute, would love to win!

Jingle said...

Your card is very cute!

Jo109 said...

Great card...love the color scheme! Thanks for sharing and for being apart of this great blog hop.

Linda said...

OMG this card is so darn CUTE!!! Those watermelon slices are adorable. What a cute angel die...that would be fun to use.

Jen said...

OH Sharon this little cut is darling! Love everything about this from the paper to the swiss dot folder...it's amazing!

Hugs :)

Paulla said...

Soo cute! I love the colors you used. I just recieved this cart and I can't wait to play after seeing all these great cards. Thanks for sharing!

Paulla

jan farnworth said...

love the watermelon you used on this card. Just great.

CelticWoman said...

each and everyone of you is having way too much fun. What a creative collaborative. Hugs

ChirpinIsFun said...

Great job! Love the longer cards, too, but don't make them often either...gotta put that on my list of things to do! Thanks for offering the blog candy!

Marion said...

You did a great card for the challenge. The papers are scrummy. Love the die you have on offer. Thanks for chance to win

Marion

Kristina said...

What a cute card! I like the way you incorperated the sentiment into the theme. Thanks for the chance at some great blog candy, Kristina my email is kbyers1903@sbcglobal.net
my blog: http://yourmemorieshere.blogspot.com/

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Super cute, Sharon! Love those melons!

Hugs~Becky

Theresa said...

Wow, that is so adorable!
I have that cart and didn't know there was a long card feature...
Hmmm I'll have to check that out!
Thanks for offering the blog candy.
Love your blog too. Thanks :)
Theresa
t.costantini@comcast.net

Glee said...

Sharon, my Friend, you have a true gift of being able to not only inspire me but to make me smile whenever I come here! I love, love, love those watermelons! I just can't get over how you "put this here and that there" on your creations. Your prize is FABULOUS!

Love ya, Glee

Anonymous said...

I am doing the blog hop so I just found you! what a fun site. Love your work too! thanks for putting my name in the hat!

Lorene
qlt7scrap at cox dot net

jcscraphappy said...

omg how cute the paper is wonderful with those watermelons.
what a sweet blog candy,
thanks
jennie

mitz said...

how ** sweet ** it is..fantastic
job on your blog and card..fun site to visit.. thanks for the opportunity at your blog candy
mitz_zee@yahoo.com ty ty ty

Britt said...

Very cute card. Thanks for the chance to win (:

Molsmum said...

Beautiful work Sharon.

Sandra said...

Oh wow, Sharon!! this card put me in the mood for the summer! These watermelons are just to cute for words! And what a blogcandy! Super! Thank you for your inspiraton! greetings Sandra :-)

AUsome mom said...

Oh Sharon! This card is silly cute! I LOVE those mellons!! The entire card is just too cute for words! Thanks for the candy your offering up - looks so yummy!

Magoo said...

What a fabulous colour combination!! I just love it! I like long cards too, but never make them...I'm getting my DC cart out tonight!!!

BrendaB said...

Such a cute card! Love the pp you used for the watermelons!

Debs said...

great card Sharon, love the papers you've used n the water melon.
Debs

Blue6366 said...

Yet another great take on the BBTB challenge.....you ladies are amazing. And I love your blog, I have it bookmarked and check it weekly.

Thanks for the opportunity to particpate in the blog hop/candy giveaway.
Barbara

Lana said...

Sharon this is just so bright and cheerful ;0)
Fab candy giveaway
Hugs
Lana x

Enfys said...

Brilliant card Sharon, I am having fun following all the blog hop links.
hugs
En xx

Rose said...

Love the wording and the mellons are perfect!! *don't include me in the candy* i just enjoy seeing all the DT creats each week* :-)

Janis said...

Very nice Blog Sharon & thanks for taking part in the BlogHop giveaway, how fun!

This really has been fun checking out everyone's Blog. I have gotten some great ideas.

Thanks, janis

http://scrappergrl.blogspot.com/
jdegouff@sbcglobal.net

Nikki said...

I love this Sharon!! You always have the best play off of word sentiments!
Hugs!

KanataNewf said...

Hi there - new visitor courtesy of Regina's post on BBTB. Loving the blog hop, loving the projects. New inspirations for an oldie but goodie cart!

Christine said...

I can see why you like the watermelon cut. Your card is so cute. I've always wondered if these Sizzix die in my Cuttlebug. Now I know!

Blessings,
Christine

Trudi said...

How precious! One of the very first sizzix dies I ever purchased was the watermelon...I've always loved piecing that together....your card is cute! Thanks for showing us!!!

Trudi

Mom to Deanna said...

Oh! How melonishus! Too cute!!!

PAS said...

What a great card. The sentiment made me laugh.

Smita said...

Ahh watermelons... the perfect fruit to beat the Indian summer!! :-) Love your card.

Thank you for the chance to participate.

Love,
Smita

KLW520 said...

I absolutely love the PP you used for the watermelons! I'm not too good at thinking outside the box on that! I would've just done plain red...haha! Thanks for the opportunity!

Carol said...

OMG, this is such a PERFECT summer card! The colors are just right and that red PP you used make these cuts so CUTE!!! great job on this challenge, you just rocked it! :)

shelley said...

Really cute card!!
I am loving the blog hop!

shelley xx
shelley117@msn.com

Kelly said...

OMG...how cute! So creative! Love the colors, love the layout, love EVERYTHING about it. It is so...so..summerish!

Gina Thornton said...

Very cute card! Love the mellons! Would make a great thank you card for my DD's summer bday!

thanks for the chace for the blog candy also!

Denise said...

I love your blog site and your artistic style. TFS and blog candy

Jaspere said...

I just love all those melons...very, very cute.

9kids said...

I learned something from you today ~ didn't know I could use Sissix dies in my C'bug with 2 B plates. Would love to win this cute die.

Shirley said...

Your card for this weeks challenge is so bright and wonderful! Thanks so much for the chance to win the die.

Joyce said...

Summer is on the way. Now is gardening time, and we plant the watermelons real soon!! Thanks for the opportunity for blog candy.

RAP said...

What a cute card.

Mary said...

Darling card! love the watermelon border!
Great prize - so cute - angel.
enjoy your blog - great cards!
thanks for the opportunity to win!
mary p

Claudette said...

This is so summery!

furrypig said...

This is my first visit here and I hope that I manage to come back again soon! I came via going buggy that I follow so thanks you for offering the blog candy and good luck everyone xxx

Handmade by Vivi said...

Oh Sharon, that is definetly a lovely card!
And Thanks for the chance to win it the die!
Hugs
Vivi Casale

Terrie B x said...

Oh My Your card is `gorgeous` Sharon..
Thanks for the chance of Yummy` Candy:)
Have a lovely Wednesday:)♥

DonnaMundinger said...

So fresh and sweet Sharon. LOVE your color scheme! Adorable as usual, you never disappoint! xxD

Kerry D-C said...

This card is scrumptious! so summery!

Diamond Doll said...

Gorgeous card Sharon,If you have time pop over to my blog you have an award.
Trish (-:

Nancy Sanders said...

Your watermelon creation is so cute.

ffroggie said...

Fresh and fruity card, I LOVE IT!

freetimegone said...

I love your papers for the challenge this time and I am even lucky enough to have the "thanks a melon" stamp. Hope you don't mind if I lift your card. This is also my first time to your blog and I have to tell you, I love it. It has gone into my favorites.

Sharon G. said...

Love all your work.

joey said...

Hiya Sharon, this is just awesome, love the watermelons love the sentiment, and the boldness of it is just brill. Joey.x

Tamaroo said...

Love the watermelon card! Your work is amazing! Thanks for doing the blog hop!

Julie said...

Your watermelon card is adorable. So creative!

Heidi said...

I LOVE your card and for Mother's Day I am getting a Cuttlebug with the dots folder that you used! I can't wait! I'm going to scraplift this card (along with a couple others I've seen) after Mother's Day arrives and I get my new toy! Thanks for the inspiration. I love the birds on your blog....addorable!

Heidi

Anonymous said...

I love how bright and colorful your blog is!
tlcmom@juno.com

Bella and Aidee Mom said...

Sharon,
Awwwwww..sweet stuff...Krista

AZOWEN said...

Very Summery. Is that a word?. Love the colors and the wording. Thanks for sharing

~JennRo~ said...

I LOVE your watermelon card! My mom loves to decorate with a watermelon theme for the summer...I think this cut will come in VERY handy! Thanks!

Candy said...

Love your card Sharon. The watermellons make me thirsty for a cold drink !!!
Love angels too, and some lucky lady is going to receive a great Sizzix die!

Hugs, Candy

Stressed Stamper said...

Fantastic creation as always

Sarah

Linda S. said...

Hi Sharon,
It does not look like this blog candy is closed yet, even though you said a winner would be chosen on Wednesday. I would love to win that angel die. Too cute...just like your cards. Linda S. in NE

Just call me G said...

What a fresh card! Summer YAy!!

Off to Nikkis blog now

Happy Crafting

Gina x

Kay Sibley said...

Oh my! What an adorable card!!! I love the little watermelons and the paper you used is absolutely perfect!!! Just too cute!! ♥♥ Kay