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Penguin digital stamp Christmas card – Catch the Bug Christmas Chaos challenge card #2

Bugaboo Little Penguin Winter digital stamp and Purple Blue Winter digi-papers, by Paperesse.

My second card for the Catch the Bug 3rd annual Christmas Chaos challenge week, going on right now. I've used the Bugaboo Little Penguin Winter stamp as the focal point for this card, even the paper is Bugaboo, Digi-Papers Purple Blue Winter. If you notice, I mimicked the penguin paper's coloring for my stamp.

I decided to encircle my stamp with my sentiment using Lucinda Handwriting font. This is a wonderful, easy feature of CraftArtist 2 Professional software. If you're a habitual reader of my blog you've read before how fond of this software I am, and it's features like these that have made me so. To do this, you need only use the Quick Shape feature to create a shape (in this case a circle), whose path (shape) you can then set your text to follow along. There's a very good video on this feature here. You can see where I've used it to follow the edge of a Cornucopia stamp, on this card.

This 2nd Christmas Chaos challenge is a sketch, which I've followed using a square shape card:

Supply List
Paper – cardstock,  Bugaboo Digi-Papers Purple Blue Winter
Digital stamp – Bugaboo Little Penguin Winter
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – Die-namics circle stax and photo corners, Artemio scalloped circle
Embellishments – button, twine
Font – Lucinda Handwriting

I'm also linking up with: 613 Ave. Create #153 – Anything Goes, Come and Get It Dec. – Anything Goes Christmas, One Stitch at a Time #251 – Anything Goes Winter, and Animal Friends Challenge #33 – Christmas (must have an animal).


  1. Shani, this little guy is adorable! I swear you add to my list of digi must haves each time I visit your blog. Happy papers and colors, lovely work!

  2. Ohhhhhhh, très beau ce pingouin aux couleurs non traditionnelles ! J'aime le jeu de découpes !
    Bon chance aux challenges !

  3. Ein ganz zauberhaftes Werk. Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends.
    LG Dreja

  4. I love your card Shani! So cute and the colors are great!

  5. Hi Shani, your card is very cute!!!

  6. This is awesome! Love the non-traditional colours and the way you co-ordinated the penguin with the Bugaboo paper! Thanks so much for joining in our Christmas Chaos challenge at Catch The bug!

  7. Beautifully coordinated creation Shani, real eye candy :) :) :) Thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT this fortnight :)

  8. Great colour combo and that image is super cute! Thanks for joining us at challenge Come And Get It.Neva

  9. Oh, such a cutieeee! I love your card. The image is so nice, great colour combo and wonderful layout. Thank you so much for joining us at the Animal Friends challenge. Creative regards from stempelfrida

  10. So cute!


  11. This is such an adorable card! I love the color (purple is my favorite) and the penguin borders are so very cute.

  12. Lovely card and such a sweet image, i love it.
    Thank you for joining us at the Animal Friends and i hope to see you again.

  13. your cards ar always so classy and clean cut!


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