May 22 2008

Stamp Simply Challenge #36 – Going Buggy!

Published by at 11 35 pm under Challenges,Copics,General Purpose Cards

Keyword ssnotime36-There is no time limit. You can play this challenge and upload yourproject at Splitcoastand/or your Blog, anytime at all! You (and that means anyone and everyone, blogger or not!)can play as many times as you like!!! The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun!!! Please link back here.

The challenge this week is touse a bug on your card — and I will be liberal in the interpretation of a bug — butterflies and dragonflies will count — or any kind of animal or thing that *bugs* you — LOL. Just run with it, have fun and, as always, try to keep it simple!!

Here are some samples:

Check out Julie Koerberssample here.

Check out Dee Jacksons sample here.

Check out Tammy Hershbergers sample here.

Check out Jennifer Bucks sample here.

Check out Janine Orchards sample here.

Check out Becky Oehlers Sample here.

What a fabulous Stamp Simply Team!!! Thank you girls!!! Much appreciated!!!

And here is my sample:


I used the newly released Lilac set by Flourishesbecause this set has two adorable bugs with it — this elegant looking grasshopper (LOL!!!) and an adorable ladybug!!! How fun!!! Everything was stamped in black and colored with Copics, shown below.


I accented all of the little lilac petals withmy Clear Stardust Pen, and they shimmer so nicely IRL, but I could not pick that up in the photo — so sorry!!! I couldn’t even get it to show up on the close-up below.


This card measures 6 1/2″ x 3 3/8″ and is made to fit the small SU open end envelopes — a fun size for a change!!! The grasshopper was cut and embossed with the Circle Nestabilitiesand the ribbon is the fun new Apple Green Sheerby May Arts — it also comes in a lot of other fun colors!!! I punched two holes with my eyelet setter and hammer to run the sheer ribbon through.

  • Stamps: Lilac by Flourishes
  • Paper: White, Elegant Eggplant
  • Ink: Versa Fine Onyx Black (heat set), Copics to Color
  • Accessories: Clear Stardust Pen, Sheer Ribbon, SU Brad, Circle Nestabilities by Spellbinders, Pop Dot

Remember when you upload to use the keyword above, followed by a comma.Please come back here to post (as a comment) that youve played, and provide a linksowe can check out your card right away. You can find all cards uploaded for this challenge by clicking Gallery Submissions Here.

Some wanting to play said they have never uploaded before. If thats you and you need help uploading, just go to my Challenge No. 1 here.

Thanks much everyone for stopping in hope you get time to play!!! Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!!!

47 responses so far

47 Responses to “Stamp Simply Challenge #36 – Going Buggy!”

  1. Love your classy creation! Who knew grasshoppers could be so classy!! 🙂 I really need to get some Copics, that coloring is to die for!

  2. Mercy says:

    this is so beautiful! i love the depth and dimension in all of the coloring…perfection!

  3. Donelda says:

    beautiful card. I went with someone more “fun” as it is a card for my son’s 9th birthday. This is his all time favorite stamp that I own, so it fit perfectly with your challenge!!!


  4. Marsha says:

    Bugs bug me so I don’t even stamp them but I do have butterflies – (pretty bugs) so here is my card:
    Thanks for the challenge, Sharron, and for sharing your beautiful work. I love the ribbon on your card.

  5. leslierich says:

    Gorgeous, Sharon! I love the organdy bow with this. Fantastic Copic coloring, too!

  6. Carolyn (snowmanqueen) says:

    Fun challenge, added a butterfly to my card! Here’s mine:

  7. Deb Wood says:

    Very beautiful, the lilacs look like they are coming off the page and the ribbon is perfect!

  8. Janine says:

    Sharon your card is gorgeous!! WOW!!!

  9. JoAnn says:

    Beautiful sample Sharon. Only you could make a grasshopper look elegant! This is so cool.
    Here’s mine:
    I off to Wisconsin in an hour or so and won’t be til Monday. Computer time will be limited so comments may have to wait until I get home.

    Have a safe holiday week-end.

  10. Silke Ledlow says:

    Gorgeous card!!! The lilac is colored absolutely perfect!!! I love it!!!

  11. Sharon, this is stunning! I love it! That flower is beautiful and I even love a grasshopper now! …I hate bugs! …but he’s really pretty here! TFS and for another fun challenge! Hope you have a wonderful day! 🙂

  12. Lois (clownmom) says:

    Unlike a few of the comments, bugs don’t really bug me. I live in Florida — if bugs bothered you here, you would move!!! I especially like butterflies, so that’s what my card is —

    All of the samples are wonderful. I love your lilac card, Sharon. That’s what I missed most when I moved from Pennsylvania to Florida. Crepe myrtle just doesn’t cut it!

  13. Pat Adam says:

    Did a ladybug card for your challenge. Very simple. Love your card, as always it is beautiful. Pat my link is

  14. Carla (cmsuto) says:

    This was a fun challenge, Sharon! Your sample is just gorgeous! The coloring is amazing! Loved the other samples, too! Here is my card. I added a bee to mine.

  15. Dee Jackson says:

    This is so gorgeous Sharon!! I love the way you colored this:)

  16. Simply stunning, Sharon!!! Grasshopper looks so regal. I miss my beautiful lilac bush up North and it’s intoxicating fragrance. TFS!

  17. Vicky Gould says:

    This is so beautiful Sharon – love your image and coloring. Here’s my challenge card:

    Thanks for another cool challenge.

  18. Jenny says:

    Great Card.
    Thanks for your inspiration and weekly challenges!

  19. Dee says:

    Beautiful Lilacs..
    cute little Grasshopper.
    Beautiful Card!

  20. Danielle says:

    Fabulous card! My favorite flower! I love your coloring and where you placed the ribbon to mimic the leaves….awesome!

  21. Sharon, this challenge was really fun! And your card is beautiful! Only you could make a grasshopper appear elegant! 🙂

  22. LeAnne says:

    What a great card–beautiful coloring, you are getting good with those copics! Here is my card:
    (The card is all the way at the end of the tutorial post!!) This was a fun challenge!

  23. Silke Ledlow says:

    Sharon – I have made a card!!! Finally!!! It’s been a while and I’m glad I had the time today…..

  24. Mary says:

    Okay, I stopped working on my cards for my monthly class IN THE MORNING to do this card. I’m blaming it on Sharon if my cards aren’t designed and the paper isn’t cut! I love your challenges, Sharon. Here’s my card:

  25. Helen says:

    Here is my card for the buggy challenge, although I must say butterflies don’t bug me! And they make a much nicer card than those pesky wood ticks would.

  26. Troy Louise says:

    This is just beautiful & I can see the sparkle on it. Love it. Happy weekend.

  27. Judy says:

    Another fun challenge Sharon! thanks a bunch..
    here is my little card..
    It looks difficult–but is very very simple… diecuts and placing on the card.
    I had fun.

  28. Becky says:

    I had fun playing with different bugs but ended up with this dragonfly.

  29. Lisa Nagata says:

    great challenge. don’t have a whole lot of buggy stamps. Very simple card here.

  30. Diane Stader says:

    This is gorgeous Sharon- love that grasshopper and your coloring is just terrific.


  31. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) says:

    What a beautiful card Sharon!! So elegant and such a beautiful ribbon! Love the little bug in the circle! Here is my card for your challenge:
    Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend:)

  32. Anja says:

    Thanks for another great challenge.
    I didn’t realize I used the same colours last time.
    Anyway, my card is on my blog
    Thanks, Anja

  33. How creative to have the ribbon coming off of the main image like that! This is beautiful!!

  34. Rose Ann says:

    Your coloring is gorgeous on this, and I love the layout too!! Beautiful card, Sharon!!

  35. Charlene Merrick says:

    What a gorgeous card, Sharon! Here’s my card for your stamp simply “bug” challenge.

  36. Aura Battis says:

    Hey, I forgot to post this card when I did the challenge. My brother in laws girlfriend has the nickname Bug. If you saw her you would agree. She is this tiny little thing and loves ladybugs so this challenge was so perfect since it is her birthday today.

  37. teresa kline aka va.sunshine says:

    luved this challenge, thank you Sharon for the inspiration. here is mine:

  38. Debbie Olson says:

    MAN! This is over-the-top amazing, Sharon!

  39. Darlene (SCS: akronstamperdpk) says:

    Well Sharon … you’ve done it again … what a creative challenge idea!! And, your sample is absolutely GORGEOUS (and that includes Mr. Grasshopper)! My “buggie critter” of choice was the BEE … please see my card here:

  40. Danielle says:

    Hi Sharon! It took me all weekend (just kidding!) but I finally got it done. I kinda love those bugs! Here’s mine! Thanks for looking!

  41. StampMom says:

    Cute challenge — I love my little bumblebee here:

    Thanks for looking. 🙂

  42. Bonnie aka raduse says:

    Got this done last weekend, then got too sick to get online and post, so here it is finally:

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