Sunday, August 5, 2018

Bugs & Donuts

One of the first Bugaboo images I purchased was this wonderful assortment called Unicorn Set. It is one of the cutest unicorn digis I have in my collection. For this card, that I made for the current Stella Says Sketch at Bugaboo, I used a freebie sentiment from a site named Useless Trinkets (, however, I couldn’t get the sentiments to print off clearly, so retyped them in the font named Kristin. I colored the rainbow mane and tail with Prisma color pencils, blending them with a damp paintbrush. The colorful and sparkly donuts are from my stash. I picked them up at WalMart a while ago, because the packet of 32 was just 99 cents! Was fun to finally put them to use!
Entered into: 
Bugaboo Stamp- Stella Says Sketch Challenge                             (
Cute Card Thursday- #541 Anything Goes                                    ( 
Di’s Digi Stamps- Use Your Stash                                                   (
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- Anything Goes (Aug)    ( 

My second card in this posting is made with another cute Bugaboo image appropriately named Ladybug Hello. It worked perfectly as the focal point of a fun fold that I learned in a challenge last month. It's called Double Point Fold Card and a tutorial can be found here- The inside sentiment is from a Beccys Place set named Nasturtium (it is packed full of wonderful sentiments!)   
Entered into: 
Bugaboo Stamps- Anything Goes                                                    (
Double D’s Challenge- Don't Bug Me                                             (
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #346-347 Anything Goes     (
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #205                          (

The free digi for this month's Outlawz Progressive Challenge is "Donut Hippo" from Sandra Caldwell ( I printed off a few copies of the image so that I could do some laying with foam tape to add depth to the final image. (I added a close-up of the card so you can see that the card actually has 3 layers, the snout is the top layer.) Once again, I used a few of the yummy donut stickers on the inside, and the sentiment (divided into two sections for the front of the card and inside is one of Kelli Winnell's Friday Freebies. (You can find it, and dozens more at
Note- Am entering this into several challenges including Simon Says Monday Challenge named Wild Things (I think that a Hippo that is wild about donuts could be a little dangerous if you get in the way!) and DigiStamps4Joy Challenge Add a Sentiment (I loved finding a sentiment that was a perfect fit for the cute image!) 

Entered into: 
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Wild Things                         (
Outlawz Challenges- Progressive Freebie- Aug                      (
DigiStamps4Joy- #151 Anything Goes (Add sentiment)      (

The colors and themes for the current Butterfly Challenge revolves around the letter F. I had fun creating a background by punching various sized circles our of patterned paper scraps.  My card includes one color-Fuchsia (with touches of Ferrari Red) plus one theme- flowers. The Hello sentiment if a favorite old wood mount stamp from Embossing Arts.
Entered into: 
Butterfly Challenge- #105 Letter F                                                (
Simon Says Wed Challenge- Make Your Own Background     (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                            (


  1. I love how you colored the unicorn's mane and tail, and the donut card so sweet!!!! Thanks for linking up to our August challenge at a2z.

  2. What a great design Kathy! Love it! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Don’t Bug Me!’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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  3. So creative. The unicorn is the sweetest and I'm always a sucker for donuts. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

    Arlene, DT

  4. Your ladybug card is adorable! I love those little bugs! Thanks for joining the Double D, "Bug" Challenge.

  5. I love these cards Kathy, they're definitely feel good creations! The hippo with the donut is definitely my favourite, but they're all very cute. The colours are wonderful and bright and all the sentiments are fantastic. Well done!

  6. Cute lady bug and love the design on this card. Going over to see it now. Thanks for being a friend of The Double D challenge and sharing with us on the "Don't Bug Me" challenge.
    Barbara DT member

  7. What cute and fun cards! The ladybug catches my eye! I also like that unicorn and especially the rainbow coloring. Thanks for joining in the August challenge over at a2z Scrapbooking.

  8. Such lovely cards! Love your designs! Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! /Karin

  9. Fabulous set of cards and that is a fun fold on your Ladybug card-great to see you at Calling All Sistahs-could you add our graphic and link to your post-thank you x

  10. Wonderful cards with great papers. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  11. I like your circles idea on your card and that you have used papers that incorporate a flower design. Very clever idea.
    Also never heard of the shaped card before so off to watch the video. Thanks for sharing and also for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.

  12. Fabulous Cards, super cute!...Thanks for joining us at Di’s Digi Challenge:)
    Wendy xx

  13. Wonderful cards!! Thanks for entering your cute lady bug card into the Encouragement Challenge

  14. Great card. Love all the layers! Thanks for playing with us at Calling All Sistahs. Hugs, :)

  15. All your cards are awesome! Love the Fun Fold card with the ladybug! Thanks for joining Catch the Bug's anything goes AND Stella Says Sketch challenges good luck! Dawn Bugaboo DT

  16. Kathy this is a beautiful creation with great attention to detail and perfect for our ‘ANYTHING GOES with add a SENTIMENT challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}


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