Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Holiday Critter Chaos

Bugaboo’s annual week of Christmas Challenges is here! I had fun creating several cards.  The first, features an adorable free digi from artist/author Elizabeth Dulemba named Rudolph. Am entering this card into several challenges including the Outlaws Sunday Challenge, Sleigh Bells (because Rudolph will soon be prancing… and I’m pretty sure that he likes bells!)
·    Rudolph Digi -Elizabeth Dulemba (Coloring Page Tuesday- Rudolph)   
·    Inside  sentiment- TLC Creations (Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Noel Sticker Label , Merry Christmas strip, and background papers- From my stash
·    Snowflake Diecuts- Lawn Fawn Die set

Bugaboo Stamps Holiday Chaos- Day 1  (Sat)  Holiday Critter & Snow  
Bugaboo Stamp- Stella Says Sketch Challenge #721
Outlawz Challenges- Songs and Rhymes- Sleigh-Bells
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge-Two Patterned Papers

My second card  features a sweet Bugaboo elf digi, and a whimsical sentiment from We Are 3. I had fun using some ornament stickers that I’ve had in my stash since 2007, when I picked them up, at an after Christmas sale at Oriental Trading Company for pennies. So fun!
·    Elf digi- Bugaboo (Deacon Elf Sitter)
·    Inside  sentiment- We Are 3 Christmas Sentiment (inside) can be found HERE.
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Christmas Ornament Stickers- Oriental Trading Company (many years ago!)
·    Sheer black dotted swiss ribbon- JoAnne’s
·    Assorted background papers- From my stash

Bugaboo Stamps Holiday Chaos- Day 2 (Sun) Sketch 
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- White, Green, Red
Christmas Crafts All Year Round- Santa, Mrs. Claus or Elves
Lemon Shortbread Challenge- Anything Goes #109
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Dec                                  
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- All About Ornaments   
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #612 Anything Goes

My last item isn’t a card, but a gift bag. I used a vintage Denami wood mount stamp, gold pigment ink and gold EP to create the wonderful image on a white catalogue envelope, stenciled stripes, then created a gift bag with the envelope using instructions found HERE. This  gift bag fits into the Day 4 challenge at Bugaboo Stamps Holiday Chaos- TicTacToe (diagonal from bottom left- Tree, Free and Ribbon.)
·    Christmas Scene digi- Retired Denami woodmount stamp
·    Snowflakes- Retired Embossing Arts wood mount stamp set
·    Stripe Stencil- Printworks Retired item
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Colored with assorted ink pad and chalks.
·    Sheer ribbon scraps- From my stash.
·    White 9 x 12 catalog envelope- Google to find them at a cost that works for you.

Bugaboo Stamps Holiday Chaos- Day 4 (Tues) TicTacToe  
Crafty Catz Challenge- Anything Goes #487
Jan’s Digi Stamps- Anything Goes- #4
Outlawz ChallengeFestive Fridays                                                                   
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #468 Anything Goes     


  1. Hi Kathy all your cards are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Great cards Kathy ! Love the Reindeer on your first card.

  3. Gorgeous cards and fabulous gift bag, delighted to have you join the Chaos at Catch the Bug, thank you for playing along.

  4. Back again with another hat on...thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz too!

  5. Gorgeous cards!
    Thanks for joining in the Holiday Chaos at Bugaboo!
    xxx Margreet DT

  6. Such delightful cards, Kathy, and I love the sweetness you have captured in each creation! So happy I got to see your creation at Jan’s Digi Stamp Challenges . Thanks for the inspiration, and I hope to see more of your designs soon.
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  7. Gorgeous projects! They are perfect for Critter Chaos Challenges! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Bugaboo DT

  8. Kathy, Beautiful creations and love that you elected to share them with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. The gift bag is a simple and feminine inspiration. Thank you for sharing! Good Luck in the drawing! Look forward to seeing more of your creations in the future!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  9. Super cute cards. Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Maritza DT for http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

  10. Lovely creations!! Thank-you so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope to see your beautiful creations in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  11. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Christmas Crafts All Year Challenge this time and good luck :)


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