Sunday, June 13, 2021


Hello friends, and welcome back to my blog!  It's time for a new Stella Says Sketch at Catch the Bug, and here it is:

I said in my most recent post that I would mostly likely be making a lot of my Christmas cards using Bugaboo images, and this card is no exception!

I had this Poppi Xmas Snowballs image in my little image basket, and it seemed the perfect size for this sketch.  I grabbed three patterned papers from the 12x12 Recollections paper pad called Fa La La La, and set about coloring the image using the papers as inspiration.  I have to say, I really like those three colors I used on his scarf...I may have to use that combo again!  I also grabbed a bright green card stock from The Paper Company 8.5x11 card stock value pack called Christmas Fun.  I love this bright green!  I used it for all the matting layers, and for that border strip down at the bottom.  That was punched and embossed with a Martha Stewart punch I think I got on clearance. 

 I got to use my newly acquired bottle of Bearly Art glue for this card...I still need to get the hang of using it though!  I popped the image panel up on foam tape, and added a couple pieces behind the left side of the sentiment circle, while the upper right corner was glued to the image panel.  Star Dust Stickles was added to the snowy bits, and clear Wink of Stella to the white areas of the hat, and the sentiment circle.  Oh yes, the sentiment comes from two Lawn Fawn sets; Cheery Christmas, and Toboggan Together, and was stamped with Versa Fine Clair Nocturne ink.



Christmas with The Cuties #49:  Festive Furries and Feathers
Merry Little Christmas #35:  ATG Christmas (2/5)
Crafty Calendar:  ATG (2/3)
CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG using patterned paper
Love to Craft #59:  ATG (3/5)
Mix it Up #50:  ATG (3/5)
Color It, Create It, Show it off:  ATG with coloring (3/3)
613 Avenue Create:  ATG (1/8) 
Crafty Animals #51:  ATG using animals
Daisy Chain #53:  Cute Animals
Paper Funday #30:  ATG w/optional twist Sparkle and/or Shine (2/4)
Aud Sentiments #276:  ATG w/sentiment (2/5)
Polkadoodles #24:  ATG (1/2)
Digi Choosday #23:  ATG (1/2)
Colour Crazy #23:  ATG w/coloring (1/2)
CHNC #546:  ATG Christmas
Jingle Belles:  All Bundled Up (3 or more layers)
SheepSki Designs #51:  Layer it Up 
Fezziwigs Festive Frolics:  Cold and Frosty (1/3)

Well, that's all I have for today!  Don't forget that our challenges run for at least two weeks now, so you have more time to join in!  And the DT always appreciates when you leave them some love for their creations!
Thanks again for stopping by, and until next time...

Stay Healthy, Take Care, and God Bless!

~ Marie


  1. Stunning design and lovely use of colours here.. . Many thanks for your entry at Polkadoodles Challenge Look forward to see you enter our next challenge. aNNie DT Member{My Blog}

  2. This is adorable! I love all the layers you have put on the card and your colouring of the penguin is fab! Thanks for sharing it with us at Paper Fundays Challenge.Kate Dt

  3. What a lovely card!
    Thank you for entering our Challenge at
    Mybestiesinternationalchallengeblog this month. Looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Debbie, DT My Besties International My blog

  4. Lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us in the Aud Sentiments challenge.

  5. Love the cute Penguin-fully armed and beautifully coloured -great selection of P.papers too.Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create and hope you will join us again
    Carol DT x x

  6. Fabulous papers, colours and layers, and that little penguin is adorable..
    Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  7. so many festive, colorful layers and those penguins could not be more adorable or appealing! so pleased you could join our JINGLE BELLES fun!

  8. Your patterned papers work perfectly with your cute Bugaboo image! Great colouring, too. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

  9. Such a fun card! I like Christmas cards so much! :)
    Thanks for linking up at Polkadoodles Anything goes card making and crafting challenge – Week 24.

  10. what a fun sketch for all of those festive papers ... so very glad you bundled-up with us at Jingle Belles.

  11. Such a cute card. Sweet Bugaboo image. So glad you shared over at Colour Crazy, Aud Sentiments, Crafty Catz.

  12. Wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at Penny's paper challenges. Hugs Ela DT

  13. Super card, what a cute penguin! Thank you for joining in the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Good luck!
    Liz xx

  14. Ah this is adorable, what a cute make. I love bugaboo images, they are super. Thanks for sharing over on Fezziwigs, Hazel xx

  15. I love this so much. Bright, fun and has me thinking Christmas!

  16. so cute!! Thank you for participating in the challenge at

  17. You had the perfect background paper for that penguin image! Thanks for joining us at Merry Little Christmas challenges

  18. A great card - thanks for sharing it with us at the Love to Craft Challenge.

    Helen x



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