Thursday, May 21, 2020


Hello friends!  How are you all doing this fine day in May?  As you're reading this, I am hard at work; BUT I took a vacation day tomorrow so that I can have a nice EXTRA LONG, long weekend!  For those not in the States, Monday is our Memorial Day.  With all this crazy virus stuff going on though, it's going to be a quiet one.  Hubby and I are still leery about being around too many people, so we're just going to stay home and have burgers and stuff.

Anyway, I want to share what I made for the Bugaboo Oldie But Goodie day at Catch the Bug, so here goes:

I used Poppi Xmas Candy Cane for my card--you all knew it would be a Christmas card, right?  Gotta build up that stash, ya know!  ;)  I was inspired by my other recent Christmas card (here) to color Poppi in pastels with my alcohol markers.  I love how he looks in these lighter shades!  😍  I used an old Papertake Weekly sketch for my layout (still love using those!), and the patterned papers come from the My Mind's Eye Merry 6x6 paper pad.  I totally love this paper pad!  I guess it's a good thing I bought 5 or 6 more! 😉  The sentiment is from the Lawn Fawn Ho Ho Holidays set, and is stamped in Versa Fine Nocturne ink.  Every Christmas card should have some sparkle, so I added Candy Cane Stickles to the berries and the pink parts of the candy cane, and Stardust Stickles to the white parts of his hat.  A white Gelly Roll pen, size 08, was used to add highlights to the image.  The big scalloped oval behind Poppi is from Spellbinders.


CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG using patterned paper
Mix it Up #37:  ATG (2/5)
The Cutie Pie Challenge #147:  Pretty in Pink (1/3)
Color It, Create It, Show It Off:  ATG with coloring (3/3)
Crafty Gals Corner #207:  For the Ladies (1/3)
My Time to Craft #432:  Food Stuffs
Colour Crazy #19:  ATG (1/2)
Polkadoodles #20:  ATG (1/2)
Digi Choosday #20:  ATG (1/2)
CHNC #490:  ATG Christmas

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Thanks for stopping by today--don't forget to pop over to the Catch the Bug blog to see what other members of the DT have made with some Oldie but Goodie images from the Bugaboo shop!

Until next time,

Take Care, and God Bless!



  1. Oh my gosh! I adore this penguin Poppi in the lighter shades. Huge fan of the patterned paper choices!!! ♡

  2. Poppi is so sweet! I agree Marie, every Christmas card should have shimmer and shine :)

  3. Very sweet card and a great idea to get a jump start on holiday cards, it will be here before we know it! Thanks for inspiring us at The Paper Funday Challenges. Donna - DT Member

  4. aww so cute, I'm also an oldie, but goodie....well I'd like to think so..nothing from with them ha..Thank you for playing at Christmas Craft Creations

  5. Fabulous card, love that image!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week for our Challenge!

  6. Cute card! I love the papers you chose! Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Joy DT

    Joyfully Stamps

  7. Marie this is beautifully crafted and perfect for our May challenge. Thanks for sharing your creative talent with us. Good luck and please stay safe and healthy.
    {Color It Create It Show It Off Challenge DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  8. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us for Week 20 at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge!

  9. Beautiful card. Thanks you for joining with us Good luck with your entry.
    Maritza DT

  10. I really like your use of the different pattern papers and that cute little penguin is stealing the show for me! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Christmas Craft Creations!
    Rachelle - DT : )

  11. I love the design of your card and that penguin is so cute! The colors you used really make him pop! Thanks for sharing with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenges!

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  13. A really cute card, Marie - thanks for sharing it with us at My Time to Craft.

    Helen x

  14. This is really cute, Marie! You have done a great job of matching up those patterned papers. They work really well together. And great touch of sparkle on the image, too. Thank you for joining us at Christmas Craft Creations - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

  15. Marie I am a sucker for Jodie's images especially the penguins. You have coloured this so well.

    Thankyou for another great entry into our challenge.

    DT for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!

    Made By Mandy – My personal Blog!

  16. Hi Marie, love the way you've colored him up and the glitter on his hat. Thanks so much for playing with us at Love to Craft Challenge Blog! XXO, Aimeslee DT

  17. Beautiful creation and sweet funny image!
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge May "ATG". Sorry for late comment.

  18. Love the non-traditional color combo for this!

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our For the Ladies challenge.

  19. Super cute. I am sorry I am so late commenting but I have and computer issues and no one available to fix it. Thank you for sharing your project with us at Crazy Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge. Myrna S. Design Team Member. Please also join us for our weekly Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Card Challenge at



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