Friday, April 9, 2021


 Hey friends!  It's Friday (yay!)  That means it's Freebie Friday at Bugaboo Stamps, and this one is a cutie!

This image is called Sitting Cute, and he is available all week until next Friday, so don't forget to pick him up for your collection if you haven't already.  I could NOT resist coloring this guy up, so the alcohol markers were put to good use again.  During my coloring, I discovered that I need to purchase another mocha light Prismacolor marker, as mine is drying up!  I was struggling to get nice coverage using the bullet nib, so I decided to try the chisel tip...thankfully, that worked! *whew!*  For the rest of the image, I didn't bother with much shading.  I cut the image panel with a Spellbinders square die, and then cut another in the next size larger and colored the edges with the same red marker I used on the image so it would be a perfect match.  The background was created using Deco Foil transfer gel, a dark blue Heidi Swapp Minc foil, and a Rabbit Hole Designs stencil that I think is retired.  The name isn't on the packaging, and I didn't think to label it, so if anybody knows, please tell me!  I love how it turned out, but boy is it a devil to photograph!  The "hi" sentiment die is from Recollections, and I cut it 3 times from a scrap of Recollections 110 lb. white and glued them together.  Once they were glued, I took that same red marker and colored the stacked die cuts on the top and sides.  After adhering it to the foiled panel, I added Glossy Accents to make it stand out even more from that shiny background.  Another cute all-occasion card for my stash!


Love to Craft #57:  ATG (3/5)
Mix It Up #48:  ATG (3/5)
Moving Along with the Times #129:  Animals/Birds (2/3)
Craft Rocket #80:  Babies/Kids
Color It, Create It, Show It Off:  ATG with coloring (3/3)
Crafty Animals #49:  ATG using animals
Digi Doodle Studios #37:  Include and Animal (2/3)
Unicorn Challenge #64:  Include an Animal
Jan's Digi Stamps:  ATG (1/5)
SheepSki Designs #49:  Animal Magic (2/3)
Dragonfly Dreams:  Feature a Creature (1/3)
Aud Sentiments #272:  ATG + Sentiment (1/5)
Creative Craft Cottage #139:  Include an Animal (1/5)
Polkadoodles #15:  ATG (1/2)
Digi Choosday #14:  ATG (1/2)
Colour Crazy #14:  ATG with coloring (1/2)
Crafty Catz #546:  ATG (1/3)

Thanks for stopping by today!  Don't forget to hop on over to the Catch the Bug blog to see what the rest of the DT has made with this cutie!  Until next time,

Stay Healthy, Take Care and God Bless!



  1. Gorgeous colouring, I LOVE the background paper, wow!

  2. OMG, I *love* how this turned out!!! Great color combo and that background 😍

  3. Your card is just too cute. Awesome Bugaboo image and love your coloring and design. Thanks for sharing over at Crafty Catz, Aud Sentiments, Colour Crazy.

  4. What a great image and card thanks for sharing in our Crafty catz challenge #546- Anything Goes - DT/ GDT Call and also at Passion for Markers

  5. Great card. Thanks for joining us at The Unicorn Challenge Blog for our "Include an animal" challenge.

  6. very pretty!
    Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create.

  7. So super cute! Great coloring! Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge!!

  8. Cute! Thanks for joining the fun at Crafting Happiness Challenges this week.
    :) Janis (blog) (Owner & Design Team) (design team)

  9. Awwww, so cute and your coloring is awesome Marie, even though your marker is going dry. Can you purchase refill solution for Prismacolor markers? The deco foil background is just the right touch for this cute card. Thanks for joining us this month at The Paper Funday Challenges and we hope to see you again soon. Donna, DT

  10. Totally cute image and I love your foiled background! Thank you for joining in my challenge at PFM

  11. Super cute image and love the background. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. Vesna

  12. Wonderful card. I love the foil effect in the background and fabulous colouring of your bear. Thanks for joining us at our Digi Doodle Studios challenge. Good luck with your entry - Patsy DT

  13. Sweet card! thank you for sharing with us at My Besties International Challenge Blog =)

  14. What a cute card and beautiful coloring.Thank you for playing along at The Unicorn Challenge. Good luck with your entry.
    Greetings Marga dt

  15. Beautiful card. I love that background. Thank you for sharing at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge. Hope to see you again!

    Merja DT

  16. Hi Marie,
    what a delightful image and your background looks very special also.
    Such a wonderful design too.
    Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

  17. Such a beautiful card.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge and the best of luck with your entry.
    Margo DT

  18. You're right. This image is super cute and your colorig is great! Thanks for joining the challenge at Love To Craft Challenge Blog. Dorlene DT LTCCB

  19. Cute card
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Studios Challenge
    Julie T

  20. That background paper is a real eye catcher - love it! Wonderful colouring too. Thank you so much for playing along with us at DIGI DOODLE STUDIOS. Best of luck! Nick

  21. Right down huggable Marie! Love your creative background. Thank you for sharing your beautifully colored creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Good Luck, stay safe and happy crafting!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  22. Such a cute card.
    Thanks for entering the Digi Doodle Studios challenge. Good luck with your entry.
    Kitty DT

  23. This is just gorgeous and perfect for our April 2021 challenge. Thanks for sharing your creativity 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}

  24. Cute image and I love the foiled background.

    Thanks for joining us at the SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog.

    Helen x

  25. Me again!

    Thanks for joining us at the Mix It Up Challenge too.

    Helen x



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