Saturday, February 22, 2020

Ahoy Cuties!

I made this card for the Bugaboo BINGO challenge. It fits the center row: Sparkle (I added sparkly gold gel pen to the gold coins. I provided a closeup photo... but the sparkle doesn’t show up very well. It does in real life.), Bugaboo image (this one is named Pirate Bear) and Stitching (I added white stitching to his eyepatch.)
The sentiments are from a Polkadoodles digi set, and the Parrot was fussy cut from a Freebie pre-colored digi set from LoveSVG. I’m entering this into additional challenges including Bugaboos Stella Says Sketch (I trimmed the wavy paper to use as the lace across the sketch. The Bugagoo image and sentiment on my card are both much larger than the one on the sketch. Plus I added coins and a parrot to the sentiment, which makes it even larger. I hope my layout still resembles the sketch enough to apply to this challenge? If not, feel free to disqualify it!)  

·    Digi- Bugaboo (Pirate Bear)
·    Sentiments- PolkaDoodles (Pirate Little Dude)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white and sparkly gold gel pens
·    Gold Coin stickers, and assorted background papers from my stash
·    Parrot clip art- LoveSVG (Pirates Design 4246)
Entered into:  
Bugaboo Stamps- BINGO                
Lemon Shortbread Challenge- Anything Goes #113
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- Anything Goes
Bugaboo Stamp- Stella Says Sketch Challenge #804
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Add a Sentiment                             
The Paper Shelter- #415 For the Boys
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Feb                                  

Last January I won a challenge at Outlaws and loved picking out a few digis from My Besties, including this adorable digi. It was fun to color this cutie and her “Sweet Lil Things”! The sentiments from a We Are 3 Valentine digi set are a perfect fit for this card. I’d also picked up a packet of assorted note cards at Goodwill a while ago and loved how the colorful swirly pattern on this one really set off the sweet Besties digi and... also matches the colors on Outlawz Color Challenge. Yay!
·    Digi- My Besties (Sweet Lil Things)
·    Sentiments- We Are 3 Digital Sentiments (Valentines)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    A packet of decorated note-cards and black photo corners from my stash
Entered into:  
Besties Challenge- Feb Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Here’s To Girls!            
Jan’s Digi Stamps- Anything Goes- #8
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge  
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week 8 Anything Goes                                    
Incy Wincy Designs- Anything Goes                                                      
Let’s Craft and Create- #156 Anything Goes 


  1. Love your cards! The Bugaboo image is so sweet and love your take on the sketch! Fun stitching on the eye patch too! Thank you for joining in the Stella Says Sketch challenge at Bugaboo!!!

  2. Fabulous image for our theme, love the whole card design. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

  3. So beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing with us at the Paper Shelter, good luck and hope to see you again!

    Iza DT

  4. Adorable card and love the colors. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Let's Craft and Create and look forward seeing your next card with us soon. Nancy Hill, Design Team for Let's Craft and Create

  5. Kathy, I adore your fabulous coloring on her hair! The highlights are perfect. While I'm here, let me put on a DT hat - Thanks bushels for support our challenge by playing with us at Jan's Digi Stamps this fortnight. We love being inspired by our players. Good luck in the draw.

  6. so beautiful! amazing coloring! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us at My Besties Challenge International blog!

  7. Lovely work. Thank you for joining Jan's Digi Stamps challenge. Hope to see you again next time.

  8. Great Coloring
    Thx for joining MY Bestie International Challenge Blog
    MiaPuh- DT My Besties

  9. I love your cute Bugaboo image you used on your card Kathy, Thank you for joining our challenge at
    Let's Craft and Create this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT

  10. Superb cards. Particularly love your pirate one!
    Perfect bright card to bring a smile to my face!
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT


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