Friday, July 18, 2014

Christmas in July with Bugaboo - Part Two!

*whew* I finished! YAY! Two of the Bugaboo Christmas in July challenges really stumped me, so I'm super excited to have finished them all :)  Lots of pictures so I'll get right to it - continuing in order of the challenges:

Monday's challenge, these fun colours:

Supplies: JJ Christmas- Cheers! from Bugaboo; sentiment from Stella Christmas - Boy List, from Bugaboo; Bazzill card stock; Spectrum Noir & Bic markers; pearls from Dollarama; Mod Podge Dimensional Magic

Of course I had to shine up those boots along with the glasses!

Tuesday's challenge was a recipe: Kraft, Embossing, and Snowflakes:

Supplies: Stella Calendar Months - November from Bugaboo; Spectrum Noir markers; kraft paper from Basic Grey; Cuttlebug embossing folder; snowflake stamps from MME; Peacock Feathers & Antique Linen distress inks; Versamark & Pirate Gold EP; white Fun Flock; Mod Podge Dimensional Magic 

I learned from this challenge that I need more kraft cardstock, because this was the biggest piece I had! Fun Flock is on her muff, coat, and hat, and of course glossy boots & glasses again.

Wednesday's challenge was BINGO + make it funny. Both my kids thought this was hilarious, and also sooooooo inappropriate.  (Aren't the best things? lol) I used the right-hand vertical row - embossing, polka dots, and a bow.


Supplies: Stella Christmas - Santa Called from Bugaboo; Spectrum Noir & Bic markers; Cuttlebug embossing folder (snowflakes); papers from Echo Park; Mod Podge Dimensional Magic; Bow Easy; twine & bell from stash

Thursday's challenge was a tough one for me - I wanted to use one of my Bugaboo images, but didn't have any summery Christmas ones. So I went with being inspired by elements of the photo rather than the overall theme.


I used striped & yellow papers, and as a nod to the fuzzy coconut I made the penguin's antlers & belly fuzzy!

Supplies: Little Penguin Winter - Reindeer from Bugaboo; sentiment from Inkadinkado; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir markers; Sakura Stardust glitter pen; googly eyes; Doodlebug Crushed Velvet flock in white & brown

And finally, Friday's challenge - another challenging one, and thanks to my Snarky Sisters who helped me out with some crafty C words (I was stuck on clear). I used Coarse Crystal glitter, a Chipboard Candy Cane,Circle dies, a Clear snowflake,  and my Corner Chomper:

Supplies: Marshmallow Snowman - Snowball from Bugaboo; papers from MME; Wilton doily; Basic Grey chipboard candy cane; Spellbinders snowflake & classic small circle dies; scrap piece of acetate; Picket Fence stickles; Martha Stewart coarse crystal glitter; snow writer pen; button from stash; Corner Chomper

I added the Snow Writer paint before die-cutting, and that squished it a bit. Live & learn.

So if you got this far, THANKS! And you still have 17 hours to play along with the whole week of Bugaboo challenges for Christmas in July - lots of fun stuff to see in that post!



mulberry station said...

Ohhhh, what fun added pearls and glossy finish to your glass. I love all of your cards. Nicely done! Thanks for joining us this week for our Christmas in July celebration.
Nancy Catch The Bug

Annette Allen said...

wow wee you have been busy.. all of these are fabulous.. love those images.. they are so fun..

Karen Schroeder said...

Jessi, these are amazing! Love them all, but Stella with her muff is my favorite! The colors are perfect!

Billie A said...

Great cards for the week of CIJ at Catch the bug. Love the images you chose and all the details. Great work.

Tammy Miller said...

Thanks so very much for joining events each day during our week celebration at CTB! I love your cards and appreciate your support!

Jen Leeflang said...

I am so glad so popped in to share your creation for the final day of Christmas in July with us here at Bugaboo Stamps - we hope you had fun this week! Good luck!! Good luck in the drawing for the prizes!
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang

Chris Dring said...

Just look at all the Bugaboo goodies! Holy Crow, Jessi, you outdid yourself with all the challenges! Awesome cards!

walchowDesign said...

Seriously, you have been a busy bee, Jessi! So many wonderful cards within such a short period of time. you are really good with these funny images with great details!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Jessi!
This is so funny! I was looking around on your blog to see what I had all missed from your pretty creations and then I saw your message coming in! :D
Pretty christmas cards you've made! Love the fun elements and I truly admire you, that you have started with making these! We are having a heatwave here at the moment and would be a cooling thought to be starting making christmascards maybe, hihi.
Wishing you a wonderful day!
Hugs, Wendy

Dana said...

Wowo!! Fabulous cards!! Ii love all the images and sentiments!! You coloring is amazing!!

Jodie Mackrell said...

Amazing creations you did this week! thank you so much for taking the time to join us at catch the bug for our week long Christmas in July!

Cynthia said...

Wow, this is some fabulous Bugaboo goodness Jessi! Great take on the recipe challenge. Thanks for joining the Bugaboo Christmas in July challenges this week!

Andrea W said...

So many fantastic Christmas cards! The sentiments on the Stella cards always crack me up and I love the googly eyed penguin.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Holy melting snowflakes, Batman! That's a lot of Christmas cards in one fell swoop. Great cards one and all though. And yes, rush out and get yourself some more kraft paper!!!