Saturday, July 11, 2020


Hey friends, and welcome back to my blog!  Today's challenge at Catch the Bug is called Bear With Me, and here is my card:

I chose this adorable Zoo Bobblehead Bear to use for my card because I thought he would be a great fit for any occasion.  I colored the bear using Prismacolor markers in Warm Grays, and added some black to the very darkest areas. My papers come from the My Mind's Eye Here Is Happy 6x6 paper pad. I was really trying to channel my inner Christy Gets Crafty by using these papers. How did I do?  ๐Ÿ˜‰ The dark red cardstock is from Recollections. It is really a darker red in real life; this picture makes it look brighter than it is.  Oh yeah, and the curved pierced edge on the bottom patterned paper layer was made using a die from the Sizzix Brackets, Bevels, and Lace set.  I took my card layout inspiration from an old Papertake Weekly Sketch.  I still love those!  The sentiment comes from Hero Arts Everyday Sayings stamp set, and was stamped in VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink.


Creative Fingers #190:  ATG (1/3)
CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG using patterned paper
Love to Craft #48:  ATG (1/5)
Mix it Up #39:  ATG (1/5)
Besties International:  ATG (1/3)
Color It, Create It, Show It Off:  ATG with coloring (1/3)
613 Avenue Create #235:  ATG (1/5)
Crafts Galore Encore #77:  ATG (1/3)
Crafty Animals #40:  ATG using an animal
Classic Design #7:  ATG
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #40:  ATG using a critter (1/5)
A Place to Start:  Flowers/Floral papers (1/8)
Gem of a Challenge #14:  ATG (1/2)
Word Art Wednesday Weeks #446 - #447:  ATG (1/5)
Cuttlebug Mania:  ATG (I used a classic circle Spellbinders die to cut the image panel, and a Sizzix die to cut the pierced, curved edge)
Lemon Shortbread #123:  ATG (1/3)
Tuesday Throwdown #461:  Polka Dots
Polkadoodles #28:  ATG (1/2)
Digi Choosday #27:  ATG (1/2)
Penny's Paper-Crafty #475:  ATG (1/3)
Crafting Happiness #56:  ATG
Jan's Digi Stamps:  ATG (1/5) 
A Perfect Time to Craft:  ATG 

Thanks for stopping by today, and don't forget to pop over to the Catch the Bug blog to see what inspiration awaits you from other DT members.  Oh and hey, enter the challenge too, so you have a chance to win some Bugaboo images!  Until next time, friends;
Take Care, and God Bless! ❤



  1. So adorable! Wonderful combination of the pattern papers! ๐Ÿ’•

  2. You're right! This little bear is perfect! Anyone would smile seeing him! And I love all the patterned paper layers! It's definitely an area I struggle, so I love seeing it done so well!

  3. Love how this turned out! Your bear is adorable in gray ๐Ÿ˜ And I would say that Christy Gets Crafty would be impressed! But I would say that you have an amazing style of your own, my friend, and you should just let it shine!!!

  4. A wonderful paper combination, Marie! Perfect effect to show off your Bear. Thank you for sharing your adorable creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge and sharing your talents. Good Luck and Happy Crafting!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  5. Ahh what a cute card! I like it very much. Thank you for sharing at A Place to Start! Deezy (DT)

  6. Oh this is super adorable!! I love your paper choices, and the curved paper is so clever. Love it!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's, and good luck with your entry! :)
    ~ DT Saphron
    Lemon Biscuit

  7. Adorable card!! Thank-you so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope to see your beautiful creations in our next challenge!! ๐Ÿ˜Š Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  8. Cute! Thank you so much for playing along last week at my Crafting Happiness Challenge this week. Hope you’ll link up again!
    Hugs! Janis
    Crafting Happiness Challenges, Challenge Blog Owner
    Pause Dream Enjoy, Personal Craft Blog

  9. What a great project! So cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Choosday good luck and hope to see you again!

    Jennifer, DT
    You can also find me on Instagram!

  10. lovely card, thanks for sharing. the papers and stamp work so well together. madison

  11. A fabulous card. Lovely papers, super design and a cute bear.
    Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore July Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x

  12. He's so un'bear'able cute, Marie! Love your paper choices. I'm wearing 2 DT hats today - Thanks so much for supporting our Anything Goes w/ a Critter challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this month and at Jan's Digi Stamps. Good luck.
    NanaConnie DT

  13. Cute image and fun card. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Polkadoodles challenge Janet GDT

  14. Such a cute card! Thanks for joining us for Week 24 at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge!

  15. OMG Marie, this is stinkin cute. Good luck with the challenge ๐Ÿ˜‰

  16. Adorable image, Love your coloring too! A fun and festive card for CIJ! Thanks so much for joining us at Jans Digital images!

  17. Love the design of your card! Awesome job! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Color It, Create It, Show It Off Challenge Blog.Neva

  18. That's an adorable card! Thank you for sharing your work at A Place to Start challenge. All the best :)
    DT - A Place to Start
    My Blog - K's Kards and Krafts

  19. Marie this is beautifully crafted and perfect for our July 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}

  20. Beautiful crรฉation your color is perfect. Tank you so munch to sharing with besties internationale challenge.

  21. Absolutely stellar! Thanks so much for sharing with us in our challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog this month! We appreciate you joining us!
    Leslie, MIUCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2

  22. Awesome card! I love the interesting use of shapes! Thanks for playing along with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  23. Such an adorable creation! Thanks so much for playing along with us at A Place To Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  24. Congratulations, You were selected as a Rising Star at A Place To Start for the week of July 6 -July 12, 2020. Thanks so much for your beautiful and inspiring project! Please stop by and grab your badge.



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