Thursday, January 20, 2011

TGIF and Challenge Entries Completed!! Wooohoo!

I have finished up the cards for the Bugaboo challenges and have added them below. I had so much fun on the blog hop and working on the challenges. I better get these posted before I run out of time. What a fantastic celebration they put together and it has been a week of fun!

Congrats Bugaboo on your 1st year and wishing you the very best to an even better second year!

Well it certainly has been snowy the past couple of days and we already got 5 inches of snow and who knows how much more we might get over the weekend! I plan on staying inside and keeping warm and making some cards.

Hope everyone is keeping warm and thanks for stopping by!


Bugaboo Mini Challenges - All week!!

As I have explained in my prior posts, Bugaboo Stamps is celebrating their 1st Birthday with a Blog Hop and a week of mini challenges. Yes..I am doing the challenges! How could I pass up this opportunity? Using stamps that I am crazy about and a reason to make cards/projects, what else could I ask for? More hours in the day maybe. I will add to this post as I enter the challenges daily.

Friday mini Challenge - Anything Goes
For the Anything goes mini challenge I made a never-ending card. Each time you open the card, a different set of images appear. I picked the two bears in hats to take a picture of because I thought they were so cute. Each page has a different set of bears from the bears set of images. I will take pictures of the other pages and post them tomorrow.

Thursday mini Challenge - Birthday

I must have been in a striped mood on Thursday because this is what I decided to pick. I love how everything on this card really seemed to go together naturally! Birthdays and clowns always seem to go together and the foil stripes on the background seemed to add a birthday feeling to this card. I found some old embellishments and added the present, cake and party hat to the card.

Wednesday Mini Challenge - Sketch Challenge

For the sketch mini challenge, I decided to turn the sketch upside down and add some beads as the announcement. There are so many adorable images to use, it is so hard to decide on just one!

Tuesday Mini Challenge - Bling!

Here is my Tuesday submission for the Bugaboo Mini challenge. The theme is Bling! and Jodie is even giving us a freebie to use ! Click HERE to take you to download the Freebie (scroll to the bottom of the page to find the freebie).

I used mini gems and mini pearls over the multi-colored dots that I colored on the clown's outfit. I also added a tiny pearl to the center of the flower on its hat, and red gems to the center of the flowers in his hands. My favorite blingy part are the tiny flower button bling that fit PERFECTLY over the flower buttons on the front of his suit. To finish it off, yes, more bling.. on the scalloped mat around the image and a background sparkling glitter flower DP from DCWV. Hope you like it. It was fun to make!

Monday Mini Challenge - Blue and White

Here is my Monday submission for the Bugaboo Mini challenge. The theme is Blue and White, so to kick off the start of the mini challenges I thought an announcement card was appropriate.

Another birthday surprise is that Jodie (the artist/owner) is offering 60%...yes, 60% off of all of the Bugaboo Stamp purchases for this birthday celebration week! WOW...When was the last time you could get ANY type of stamp at that kind of discount? All you need to do is when you order your stamp(s) is place the code: KW696782 in the discount box on the order form.

Go ahead and head over to start making cards to enter the mini challenges! If you cant , at least take advantage of the generous discount and pick up a dozen or two new digital stamps here!

Here are the four pages of the never-ending card that I
mentioned above. I really like making these type of cards, it is fun to find images to use on all of the areas of each fold.

Try one..they are fun.


  1. All lovely cards Andrea. Your Penny Black card is so pretty and your image is coloured beautifully. Just perfect for our challenge this month at Penny Black at Allsorts. I have just received a set of the Mimi stamps and can't wait to use the images.
    Thank you for sharing your lovely card and we hope you will join us next time.


  2. Hi Andrea

    You have coloured Mimi beautifully and your whole card is adorable. And that little love charm is the perfect finishing touch.

    Sounds like a mighty lot of snow heading your way, keep warm won't you.

    Thank you for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts this month and good luck.

    B x

  3. Lovely card and beautiful colouring.

    Thank you for sharing this with us
    at Penny Black @ Allsorts Challenge and Blog Hop,
    good luck;-))m

  4. Gorgeous cards, love the PB one (of course), it's totally adorable. Can understand why you had a lovely shopping spree, they are irresistible.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts.


  5. Hey Andrea, I think we're going to need to pay you for that great adveristing! Thank you! ;) Your sponging is wonderful! I love the blue shading on the snowman! Thanks so much for participating in Catch the Bug's blue & white mini-challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! :D MWAH!

  6. Gosh - you have been one very busy lady Andrea.

    Loving your entry for Penny Black at Allsorts. A great image that you have coloured so well .. .. and the charm is just perfect.

    Thank you for sharing with Penny Black at Allsorts this month.

    Love Jules xx

  7. How cute is this! Thanks for joining us this week at Catch the Bug with Bugaboo Stamps! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!

  8. OH MY! Just saw your card with Bugaboos Clown Freebie too! That is FABULOUS! Love the DP! So glad you joined in twice this week at Catch the Bug!

  9. Fab Entry, thanks for joining Penny black At Allsorts challenge, Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  10. What gorgeous creations!! Love the images you used, and beautiful colors too!

    Thank you so much for playing along at penny black @ all sorts. Hope to see you again next month!

  11. Thank you to everyone for your wonderful comments. I truly appreciate you taking the time to stop at my blog to leave such kind and friendly and positive comments. You have made me so happy with all of your fantastic posts!

  12. LOVE your creations but especailly the clown card! thank you so much for joining this weeks Bugaboo birthday challenge at catch the bug!

  13. Wow, you partied right along with us all week and I just love it! Each card is fun and fabulously made! Thank you so much in joining in on the Bugaboo Celebration and for taking part in our mini challenges! I can't think of a better way to have a party!

  14. Thank you so much for joining in the celebration for Bugaboo's first birthday. It's been a huge success and make sure that you check the blog to see if you've won any of the prizes!!!

  15. Wow Andrea you rocked your projects this week thanks so much for playing along!

  16. Gorgeous entry for Penny Black at Allsorts challenge,thanks for joining us.
    Louise xx

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