Saturday, January 18, 2020

Final Bugaboo Annual Challenge Entries

Today’s post is dedicated to Bugaboo’s 10th Annual Down on the Farm Challenge.
The first card is for the Tuesday BINGO Sketch Challenge. My card fits the middle column- Texture, Bugaboo image and stitching.)  I’m entering the card  into several challenges including Butterfly Challenge (Colors- Queen Pink/Pale pink and Quinacridon/ Magenta plus Theme- 2 butterflies), Do-Al[l] Creative (3 Tulips, and 3 insects- 1 butterfly is on the inside of the card) and Cute Card Thursday (the digi is new this month, a freebie from Bugaboo for the Outlaws Progressive Challenge.) 
·    Digi- Bugaboo (Chibi Flower Pot Peeker)
·    Front  sentiment- Beccy’s Place (Spring Tulips Set)
·    Inside  sentiment- Beccy’s Place (Just Desserts Set)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Background paper and red raffia- From my stash
·    Small butterflies-Fussy -cut from scrapbook paper
Entered into:  
Bugaboo 10th Annual Down on the Farm Challenge Tuesday Challenge BINGO (photo)
Butterfly Challenge- #134 Q for Quarto Fold?  (photo)
Outlawz Challenges- Progressive Freebie- Jan (Bugaboo)
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #617 What’s New
Incy Wincy Designs- Anything Goes                                                      
Do-Al[l] Creative- # 37 - 3 Of A Kind
A Perfect Time to Craft 2020-Anything Goes- Challenge #1

The final card for the Annual Bugaboo Event is for the  card is for the Friday Photo Challenge. The colorful balloons are made with scraps of several plastic document folders. They come in a pack of assorted colors and can be found in the office supply section of most stores. I really like using them on my cards because they're often cheaper than colored vellum and are more translucent.  You can write on them with a fine-line permanent marker [which I used to trace the balloons. Sometimes I trim the marker lines when cutting them out. This time I left the outline to help the balloons stand out. The plastic is easy to fussy-cut with a nice, sharp pair of scissors]. Am entering this card into several challenges including Path of Positivity Challenge (one of my character traits is that I enjoy laughing… and am blessed to share my life with a hubby whose sense of humor gets better every year we spend together.  After 42 years, he is nearing perfection… and I’m getting funnier with time, too!), Outlawz Color Challenge (blue plus purple and peach)  and Power Poppy (celebrating birthdays with friends and family members always include laughter and amazing home-baked treats!)
·    Digi- Bugaboo (Balloon Bunch)
·    Sentiments- Computer Generated
·    Decorative Chalk, makeup sponge and homemade cloud template- From my stash
·    Shiny Star Stickers- Hobby Lobby
·    Plastic document folders in rainbow colors and fine black Sharpie marker
Entered into:  
Bugaboo 10th Annual Down on the Farm Friday Photo Challenge (2 photos)
Double D’s Challenge- Balloons (Photo)             
Crafty Catz Challenge- Anything Goes #489 (Optional twist- Funny)
Power Poppy- Creative Confetti- Celebrate Good Times (Photo)
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge- Blue +2 (Photo)
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Things That Make You Happy                            

My final card for this posting was made to send to a dear family friend whose son recently passed away. Even though he was 57, I can only imagine his mom’s grief. So, am hoping this card lets her know that I’m remembering her family in my prayers.  This month’s Sketch N Scrap template provided a perfect foundation for the card, and the scripture verse from Imagine That is perfect since this sweet 88-year lady has a very strong Christian faith. I know that she'll also appreciate that I added a butterfly to symbolize New Life. The color scheme of the card was chosen to make the butterfly stand out from a low-key monochromatic background.
·    Front  Sentiment- Imagine That digi set (Matthew 5:4 Floral)
·    Inside  Sentiment- - Imagine That (Sentimental Thoughts)
·    Cuttlebug Embossing Folder- Swiss Dots
·    Assorted background papers- From my stash
·    Butterfly photo- upcycled from a magazine (with body fussy-cut from a scrap of black paper and antennae added with an ultra-fine black Sharpie.)
Entered into:  
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- Embossing Dry or Heat
Sketch N Scrap-Card Sketch #160 (Photo)
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #422-423 Anything Goes                   
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       


  1. Wonderful creations! I love them all! Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Joy DT

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  2. Thankyou for sharing your gorgeous card with us at CraftyCatz this week.

  3. Very nice cards.
    Thanks for joining us at the DAK Challenge.
    Greetings Andrea

  4. Gorgeous cards Kathy, hugs, Lori m

  5. OH WOW ... the coloring of your balloons is amazing! Great job! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Balloons’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
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  6. Your balloon card is so much fun and the coloring is wonderful! A sense of humor is such a lovely character trait, one I wish were stronger in me! Laughter is so good for our health and outlook on life and when you share it with your partner, even better! ;) Thanks for sharing your card and story with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

  7. Hi Kathy your cards are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  8. Your cards are just lovely! I love the scripture you included on the sympathy card, I know it will bring comfort to your friend! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

  9. So sorry to hear that your friend has lost her son. You do not expect your children to go before you. The card you have made is perfect and I like the idea that the butterfly symbolizes New life thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly challenge again . Hugs Mrs A.

  10. Beautiful sympathy card. Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap.

  11. Really beautiful lay out. Tulips are such wonderful flowers.3Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck. Hope you will join us next month again.

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  12. All of your cards are beautiful but that sympathy card is gorgeous! I am sure it will bring comfort to your friend. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sketch N Scrap!

  13. Super cards. Love you blog. Sketch N Scrap appreciates your participation. Thank you for playing along.
    Sharon Fontenot

  14. Beautiful cards! Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch N Scrap! ~Deanna :)

  15. Oh wow... is this a card for me? ;-) I love tulips and this image is so super cute. Very nice coloration,too! I like it :-)

    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

    PS: Please take a look at my special Challenge Theme:

    Hugs and please come back soon!
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  16. Your balloon card is fabulous!! Thank you for joining our balloon challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}


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