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Saturday, August 13, 2011


What an honour - I have been named Bugaboo's biggest fan for August, and was invited to submit a card alongside the Design Team for the current challenge on the "Catch the Bug" blog.

The challenge is "Shabby Chic/Vintage" and this is my card ...

And how did I put this card together? Well it was such fun ... and because I love putting together what I call my 'story' cards, I started with the image, called "Flower Gal - Sunflower " and coloured her using Copics. Then I start building my creation and the process takes a couple of days. This one combines old lace, lots of hand beading and sequins, dry embossing, heat embossing, chalking, distressing using eye shadow powders. The chippie birdcage is coloured using shoe polish, and highlighted using gold glitter eye liner, and the bird inside is hand drawn (by moi!). The button on the gold satin bow is a genuine antique/vintage, from my granny's stash, and the fabulous cream coloured flower was sent to me by a friend all the way from the US (ahem - I live in South Africa!) I love to PILE IT ON! and shabby chic is all about that, isn't it?

The Bugaboo Design Team put together really fabulous challenges, every week you have more than one chance to win awesome images - where else can you win up to 7 images, just for being one of the winners - and that's just on the Challenge Blog.

Want to know more, need to know more. Well, here are some useful links ...

** To check out the images in the Bugaboo store, click HERE
** To join the weekly challenge on the Catch the Bug Blog, click HERE
** to join the Catch the Bug group on Paper Craft Planet, click HERE
** To join the Bugaboo group on CDAC, click HERE

I love seeing other crafters' shabby chic creations, so please pop on over and enter yours.

luv n huggz
Jen (aka JenLee)
Durban, Soiuth Africa


  1. What a great Card Jen I am so glad that you are such a Bugaboo Fan!

  2. This card is sooooo awesome Jen - I love all the detail - and the vintage look - especially that bird cage - SUPER COOL !

  3. Congrats on the honor!! Beautiful card as always!


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