It can only get better

I’ve done it again and almost missed a deadline. In my defense, your honour, I’d like to cite the wrong date on the DT page but I really should have checked! Still better late than never.

After the Christmas break the Bugaboo DT returned on the 6th with the first challenge of the new year. I am here with my sample for the first Stella Says Sketch challenge of 2018.




I have rotated the sketch through 90° left.


Materials used:
Bugaboo Digi Stamps – Sunbonnet Thanksgiving
designer papers from First Edition Paper 6×6 Christmas Wishes pad
X-Press It card
A5 card blank
word dies
scalloped edged large rectangle die
Copic pens

The image is printed on X-Press It card and coloured with Copics then trimmed and matted on a sheet of the designer paper.

The red scalloped edge is made using the rectangle die.

The three ‘gems’ are punched from designer paper using the smaller size on the Crop-A-Dile.

I hope you will come and join us at Catch the Bug for the first SSS challenge of the year. You have 2 weeks to get your entry in.

HOW TO PLAY: Enter up to 3 times a project using the above Stella Says Sketch sketch. If you use a Bugaboo Image, you could WIN 10, 7 or 4 Bugaboo Images of your choice. We LOVE to see what you do with your Bugaboos! If you NEED a Bugaboo Stamp to use, head on over to the store and get this weeks Friday Freebie! If you have a wonderful NON-Bugaboo Image you’d like to use, you’ll be eligible for 7 or 4 Bugaboo Stamps Images of your choice if you’re one of our winners! All entries must be new and follow the sketch.

Thanks for dropping in. Take care.


Entering the following challenges:
Inspiration Destination #141 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #59 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra January – Anything Goes
Digi Choosday #01 – Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps And More #273 – Holiday
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #73 – Anything Goes
A Gem Of A Challenge #210 – Happy Anything


About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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5 Responses to It can only get better

  1. Jane Savage says:

    Gorgeous make!
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) xxx

  2. Julie B says:

    Cute image, beautifully coloured. I couldn’t have carried our bird like that though as it topped the scales at nearly 21lbs,It was only meant to be 14lbs!
    Thanks for sharing at ATSM. 🙂

  3. Ina Grehan says:

    Oh Pippa that image is just gorgeous and beautifully coloured. Love the layers. thanks for sharing at ATSM.

  4. Fabulous card!
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Hester

  5. Kelly Lloyd says:

    Lovely bright card
    Thanks for playing with us at a gem of a challenge
    Hugs Kelly

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