Friday 24 July 2020

Candy Cane Bear

It is the final day of the 10th Annual Christmas in July challenge at Catch The Bug.

Today we have been given a colour challenge.

I have used Candy Cane Bear from Bugaboo Stamps. I could see the colours of the candy cane in the swatch and went from there.

I have coloured with Promarkers and added a white gel pen for eyes and stripes.

I have followed the latest sketch 378 at Atlantic Hearts for the layout. I trimmed the image and added a mat of black card.

The card front has been covered with a spotty paper. I found a striped paper with candy canes and reindeers on it and used 3 of the stripes from it to follow the sketch. Finally I added a sentiment that has been rescued from the recycling bin from a shop bought card.

The style of this card is very Clean & Simple for me. I fought the temptation to add something in the top left hand keeps calling to me LOL

I was determined to follow all the challenges this week at Catch the Bug and apart from yesterday all cards have been posted the day the challenge went up. I have thoroughly enjoyed these challenges and have 7 more Christmas cards to add to my growing pile.

Thanks to Jodie for the free images this week and to the Bugaboo Design Team for all the amazing inspiration this week.

Card Details -


Size - A5

Image - Candy Cane Bear from Bugaboo Stamps

Colouring Medium - Promarkers & White Gel Pen


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)


  1. Your card is so cute. Great Bugaboo image and card layout. Thanks for sharing over at Catch the bug Christmas in July (and Crafty Catz, Colour Crazy, Crafty Sentiments)

  2. This is so cute, Mandy! Love your paper choice with the image! I'm so happy you are playing along this week at Catch the Bug for our Christmas in July Challenge. I hope you are having fun, and good luck! Julie, Bugaboo Stamps DT

  3. Great job on the color challenge. Love how the card turned out. Thanks for playing along with us at Catch The Bug Christmas In July challenges. Bonnie GDT

  4. Great card! Such a fun image. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon again.

  5. Sweet card! Thank you for joining in the fun at Crafting Happiness Challenges.
    :) Janis, Challenge Blog Owner

  6. That image is so sweet! Thanks for sharing with us at Atlantic Hearts :)

  7. Great colouring - love that image. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge xx Lynda DT

  8. Gorgeous card Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge Blog good luck
    Ginny DT for Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  9. Adorable card i love your colouring its fabulous x Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create xx Please join us again.

  10. Such a cute card, I love it! Looks like you nailed the challenge! Thank you for entering in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge. Ginny M, DT

  11. Love the choice of papers!
    Thank you for joining in the fun in our Christmas in July at Catch the Bug!
    Hugs from Africa!

  12. Fantastic Christmas card and colours. Thank you for joining us at I Love Promarkers Blog Challenge
    Best Wishes Lisa xx

  13. I love seeing all these Xmas in July cards, this one is great! thank you so much for sharing with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge


  14. Super cute card!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!

  15. I love all your projects for our 10h Annual CIJ Event! Thanks so much for taking the time to play along!

  16. love those fun candy cane stripes ... so glad you were inspired by our color Christmas at Jingle Belles.

  17. Brilliant card.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge blog.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  18. What a sweet card Mandy. Thank you for joining us this week at Polkadoodles.

  19. such a fun and festive card! so pleased you could join our photo inspo fun at JINGLE BELLES!

  20. What a sweet card! A belated thank you for joining us at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge. DT Kathy []

  21. Another gorgeous card, Mandy. Lovely image and colours. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. xx Wilma

  22. Cute image for you lovely Christmas card. Sorry I'm late, but still wanted to pop in to thank you for entering your card in the challenge at 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugs, Sandy DT

  23. A great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog.

    Helen x


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