Friday, July 17, 2015

Catching up with Catch the Bug (Thurs)

Today Catch the Bug has a fun Photo Challenge for their Christmas in July Event.

Here's my card with a bugaboo penguin on the beach: 
 I made this card much more difficult than it should have been, all by gluing the seagulls down before stamping the sentiment.  Unfortunately, I used a glue that doesn't come undone with Undo which left that tiny space in which to stamp.  I thought I had a stamp that said 'Warm Christmas Wishes'.  When I found the stamp, it actually said 'Warm Winter Wishes".  That didn't suit me.  So I needed to combine 2 CTMH stamps...
First I put tape over the word winter, inked the stamp, removed the tape and stamped Warm Wishes on the card.  Then I did the same with the second stamp, covering the Merry, removing the tape, and stamping.   Normally, this is when I would mess up the card, but I surprised my self and it came out fine.
Thanks for the thumbs up Poppi Penguin.

Poppi is going to make appearances at the following challenges:
Catch the Bug Christmas in July Challenge - Thursday Photo Challenge
Daring Cardmakers Challenge - Christmas in July
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - Beach Fun 
Morgan's Art World Challenge #3 - Christmas in July
Animal Friends Challenge #28 - Animals at/in/on the water 
Aud Sentiments Challenge #136 - Anything Goes with a Sentiment 
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #320 - Christmas in July
Creative Knockouts Challenge - Outside Fun

Well, that's card number six.  I'll be back with my final card for this year's Catch the Bug Christmas in July Challenge


  1. Thank you so much for joining us for ourOBG/ Photo Inspiration Challenge in our Christmas in July Event! I love it and we appreciate your support! Good Luck!

  2. Ooops, I mixed up the skiing Santa with the card for this inspiration photo. This image works just as well and actually makes more sense since the Southern Hemisphere penguins are languishing in summer when we're celebrating Christmas. :-D

  3. Cute, cute, cute. Thank you for sharing with us at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. - Myrna DT

  4. Wow, Thanks for another great card and joining in at Daring Cardmakers. xxx

  5. What a cool dude of a penguin, such a fun creation. Thanks for entering Creative Knockouts, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise DT ~

  6. Thanks for playing with us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenges this week and good luck!
    Monica - DT

  7. LOL! You did great with that sentiment... what a lot of work - but it paid off! The charm and seagulls are nice details! Delighted you are sharing your project and creativity with us at Aud Sentiments!
    ~ginny, Aud Sentiments DT: [#136 – ATG + Sentiment]
    Owner: RubberMAD (

  8. Wow was für ein klasse Werk
    Hab lieben Dank für's mitmachen bei den Animal Friends
    Liebe Sommergrüße

  9. Such a lovely creation... crazy pinguin.
    Thanks for joining us at Animal Friends
    Hugs Anja

  10. Haha! This is such a cool card! I Love your take on the photo! Thank you so much for joining the Animal Friends challenge this month. Creative regards from stempelfrida.

  11. Great card ! I love penguins :) Cool and tough ! :)
    Thanks for playing with us at Fussy and Fancy ! :)

  12. Der Pinguin ist total cool. Danke für Deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends. Liebe Grüsse Daniela

  13. Ha,ha! That is probably something I would do. Great save!!! Fab card. love the penguin and the little wooden seagulls too. Thanks for entering the challenge at Aud Sentiments this fortnight.

  14. such a cute and fun card :D
    love the penguin!
    Thanks for playing along in the Morgan's Artworld Challenge.

  15. Super cute creation. You know I just love it and not just because of the penguin (LOL). Thanks for playing along with us at Morgan's Artworld Christmas in July Challenge. Good luck.
    Lynn, Morgan's Artworld Creative Team Member


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