Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Bugaboo Trio

Although I’ve had a busy December, I was able to finish my last three cards for Bugaboo’s annual week of Christmas Challenges! The first, a gift bag for the Anything But a Card- Critter With Glitter challenge features a sweet feline all decked out for Christmas (available at Bugaboo for only $2!) I added bling to the card in two ways, Polar White Flower Soft mixed with ultra-fine glitter adds fluff to the Santa hat, and sparkly holly stickers decorate the sentiment.
·    Cat digi- Bugaboo (Christmas Cat)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    HoHoHo Sentiment was upcycled from a boxed Christmas Card
·    Polar white Flower Soft on hat mixed with ultra-fine glitter - (From my stash. Not sure where you can purchase this anymore. It is hard to find!)
·    Christmas Greenery Stickers- Hobby Lobby
Bugaboo Stamps Holiday Chaos- Day 3 (Mon) Anything But a Card- Critter With Glitter
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #418-419 Anything Goes                   
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #469 Anything Goes                 

The next item, a tag, was created for the Keep It Simple Challenge that requires the use of the current Bugaboo Friday Freebie, on a two-layer card with twine. I cut a few sections out on the gift on the digi so that the plaid background paper can show through and added more color with a scrap of ribbon and red&white twine.  
·    Penguin Digi- Bugaboo (Poppie Christmas Present)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Tiny sentiment was cut from scrapbook paper, the twine and ribbon are from my stash
Bugaboo Stamps Holiday Chaos- Day 7 Keep It Simple (2 layers, twine and Friday Freebie)
Power Poppy- Creative Confetti- Mad About Plaid
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Dec                                  

My final card for this Bugaboo event was really fun to create. The Photo Challenge shows a cat and dog sneaking Santa’s cookies. I looked through my collection of Bugaboo digis and found this wonderful set of cats in block frames. The fun started when I begin thinking up sentiments to create a “feline mystery.” I needed a drawing of Christmas cookies to add to the storyline and thought I’d need to draw it myself… then found a freebie that was a perfect fit! It took a while to figure out how to fit everything on a card in the proper order, but a tri-fold worked. This is going to one of my staff that often shares stories about her naughty kitties. Bet she'll like it! 
·    Cat digis- Bugaboo (Mini-Set Cat Blocks)
·    Cookies for Santa- A freebie I found from a wonderful blog named RaisingOurKids. (You can find the freebie HERE).
·    Digis colored with Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils and Dover Blender Pen. 
·    Cat sentiments-Computer generated
·    Inside sentiment is from an Imagine That digi set (Lorie's Mocha for all Seasons)
·    Assorted background papers- From my stash
Bugaboo Stamps Holiday Chaos- Day 5 Photo Challenge
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       


  1. Wow- so many wonderful creations!!! I love the gift bag- that is so pretty! Love the big bow! Great makes for the tag and a fun layout and sentiment for the Humor me Wednesday as well!!! Thanks for joining in the Holiday Chaos challenge(s)!!!

  2. I’m here to have a closer look at your humorous photo inspiration card. And oh wow, this is so down my alley, I love cats and their attitude, which you captured brilliantly on your fun design. Thanks for joining our chaos event at Catch the Bug!

  3. 3 wonderful creations!
    Thanks for joining the Holiday Critter Chaos at Catch the Bug.
    xxx Margreet DT

  4. Great make! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge. Good luck! And Happy New Year!

  5. Thanks so much for taking the time to join our Holiday Chaos at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog it means so much to us! I love all your projects you submitted for the week!


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