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December 7, 2011

On the Seventh Day of Christmas.....

Jodie, of Bugaboo Stamps, is offering a 50% discount on EVERYTHING in the store! AND.....Bugaboo's Catch the Bug Challenge Blog is having a "Twelve Days of Christmas" Event! Woohoo! What better way to celebrate the season than with a chance to win some great Bugaboo Stamps images EVERY day of the event?! :0)

Join us on our "Twelve Days" Journey for a chance to win some fabulous prizes!

Daily Challenge Prize: 
1 Winner - (5) images of your choice!
Grand Prize: 
1 Winner - 
The Full 12 Days of Christmas Image Set AND a January Guest Designer Spot on the Bugaboo Stamps Design Team!
Entry Deadline:
 December 16th
Winners Announced: 
December 18th

We are going to follow along the traditional "Twelve Days of Christmas" song. 
Since today is the "Seventh Day"of our challenge event, it is the "Seven Swans a'Swimming" day, according to the song: Our challenge today is a Photo Inspiration Challenge!  Here's this gorgeous swan picture to inspire you...

Pretty, isn't it?! :0)

Here's what I came up with, using this beautiful, fancy bird image from Bugaboo Stamps
It's called Jacobean Bird 6

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I colored the image in PSE. :0) I added some 3D Glitter White paint to the bird (if you enlarge the photo it's more visible). My card stock is actually white, too, but I had a tough time with the photo today - it's looking a little blue-ish, green-ish to me, here. :0( I added some Stickles to the berries. I layered the image on a Nestie, and scalloped the card edge with an EK Success punch. The embossing was done with my Cuttlebug "Just My Type" border folder. I added some glitter gel pen to the embossed image. I printed the sentiment on my card stock before folding my card base, to make it a single layer. I added some red frilly ribbon to finish it off! :0)

Now, we'd love for you to join us, so head over to the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog to enter your creation, and you could WIN! I strongly encourage you to check out all the challenge rules while you're there, as we do have a few. :0)

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Crafting!

This card has been entered into the following challenges:


  1. This is so sweet and delicate. Thanks for the idea to use that beautiful little embossing folder at its best. A CAS card and another I will keep on file for future reference. I only thought of this as a Spring border and you proved me wrong...

  2. Very pretty card! I really like your embossing border...I have that one too, but I forget to use it! Thanks for the reminder and the lovely inspiration :)

  3. Gorgeous card...esp love the embossing and glitter pen touch! Thanks for joining us in our Christmas Colors Challenege!

  4. Your embossed border of berries and greenery is beautiful. Super card! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week.

  5. Pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at the Creative Card Crew.

  6. what a lovely & elegant card! i especially love that fabulous embroidered edge! stunning!

  7. Thank you for joining us at Papertake Weekly with this beautiful CAS card Cheryl :)

  8. I love the simplicity of this card!!!! Less is more and this is fab!!! Perfect for our "Tis the season" challenge at the Creative Card Crew.
    Caroline x

  9. very pretty! Love all the white space and the folk feel of it!
    Thanks for joining us Shopping Our Stash!

    Hugs, Alica ;)


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