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A Bûche – France's Favorite Christmas Dessert & Card Celebrating It

France's favorite Christmas dessert is a  bûche de Noël Bûche means log, and represents the traditional yule log that was burned to mark the winter solstice. Bûche come in all types, traditional ones that look very much like a decorated log and stylized ones that are such works of art you can hardly bear to eat them. A traditional bûche is a flat cake with frosting, rolled into a cylinder, frosted again, and decorated as shown. There are also frozen ice cream types (my preference). To see this year's most beautiful bûches, check out Cosmopolitan France's slideshow Les meilleures bûches de Noël 2020 qui nous font saliver (the best 2020 Christmas logs that make our mouths water).

This card for my father-in-law, shows a traditional bûche une délicieuse bûche – free coloring image from Hugo L'Escargot.

Paper is Craft Sensations Christmas Warm Style design pad. Embellishments are ribbon and enamel dots. The Meilleures Voeux – best wishes – sentiment (standard greeting on the majority of French Christmas/New Year cards) was created with Angelface font.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Craft Sensations Christmas Warm Style design pad
Free Coloring image – Hugo L'Escargot Une Délicieuse Buche 
Dies – Die-Namics rectangle stax
Embellishments – ribbons, enamel dots
Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers
Art-n-Fly white pen

I'm linking up with: Digi-Chooseday Wk 52 – ATG, Christmas 24 Challenge #24 – Holiday Food & Drink, Creative Crafting Uncles #12 – Christmas, Sweet Stampers #51 – ATG, Crafting Happiness #77 – New Year/Any Celebration, and Inkspirational Challenge #229 – Something in Your House (the bûche in my frig).


  1. Yummy! That sure is a delicious card! Merry Christmas!

  2. oh quelle jolie buche Paperesse, elle donne envie! merci de jouer avec nous chez Christmas 24, biz

  3. Wow... what a fantastic holiday image! Your coloring is pretty and I like how you paired that image with the ribbon and patterned paper. Wishing you happy holidays! Thanks for playing at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

  4. Merci pour votre gentil commentaire.
    Cela me permet de visiter votre blog et de voir cette magnifique carte de vœux, très originale. En effet, il est rare de voir une buche sur nos cartes handemade.
    Bonnes Fêtes.

  5. Beautiful card and colouring :) Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Challenge - Good Luck!
    Maz DT

  6. Absolutely love your yule log - such wonderful colouring. Thanks for playing along with Christmas 24 Challenge, and I'm sorry to be so late commenting on your card. Deborah, DT.

  7. Lovely and cute.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

  8. That looks so yummy! Such a delightful holiday image, I adore those sweet little characters. You can get bûche de Noël here....but all I've seen are the boxed mass produced versions, and they don't look very appetizing. Maybe I'll try to make one sometime. (:

  9. Your coloring is beautiful - rich, warm and yummy! Sounds similar to our regular ol' swiss rolls but not as fancy as they do in France!

  10. Wonderful card and beautiful colourign. Thanks you for joining with us at Digi Choosday Crafting challenge. Good luck with your entry
    Maritza DT

  11. Wonderful card. Yummy. The colouring is amazing!
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Creative Crafting Uncles and good luck. Hope you will join us next challenge again.

    Crafty greetings

    *Owner* Creative Crafting Uncles
    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge
    Alex' Kreative Seite

  12. Sweet and amazing card. Thank you for playing with us on Creative Crafting Uncles blog :)


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