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"I used to think that anyone doing anything weird was weird. I suddenly realized that anyone doing anything weird wasn't weird at all and it was the people saying they were weird that were weird." -- Paul McCartney

Sunday, December 11, 2011


On the 12th day of Christmas my true gave to me 12 pipers piping ...

The 12 pipers bring back fond memories of my recent trip to Cape Town for the International Oriental Dance Festival where the bellyrinas from our Belly Dance Studio (The Belly Button) performed a very beautiful and moving dance to the live Pipe Band playing "The Gael". It was certainly shivers up and down your spine and goosebumps stuff ... wow ... such a successful fusion of cultures:
Pipe Band (Scottish)
Belly Dance (Oriental)
Belly Button Dance Studio (South African)
Dancers : South African, British, Taiwanese, etc...

But enough of that, I am here to show you my Bugaboo Day 11 of the 12 Days of Christmas creation :

I decorated a kraft gift bag using a Bugaboo stamp called "A Kid's View - Santa" available in the Bugaboo Stamps store HERE that I printed on kraft and coloured using Copics and crystal glitter paint.

If you haven't heard yet we at Bugaboo Stamps will be hosting a mini Challenge each and every day from December 1st until December 12th! Each day the challenge will be based off on line from the 12 Days of Christmas song. Of course you will have to stop by each day to see what the challenge will be, but there are so many great challenges to come and so many amazing Design Team samples to share on the Catch the Bug blog.

Today's challenge is to use plaid on your creation.

Plus, if 12 Days of awesome Christmas Challenges wasn't enough for you, we will also be giving away lots and lots of prizes, so you won't want to miss a second of our festive fun! For each challenge one winner will win 5 Bugaboo Digis! Plus, if that's not enough, at the end of all 12 Days one winner who participated in every challenge will win the full 12 Days of Christmas Digi set AND a Guest Designer Spot in January with the Bugaboo Design Team!

Be sure to add your creations to the linkz on the blog so you can be entered to win all these great prizes! You may just win a fabulous prize! You have until December 16th to enter into every challenge and be eligible for the Grand Prize!

***Please note, in order to be eligible for Bugaboo Stamps prizes a Bugaboo Stamps image must be used.***

How would you interpret the challenge using a Bugaboo Stamp? I can't wait to see.

luv n huggz
Jen Leeflang
South Africa

I would like to enter my creation in the following challenges:
2 Sisters Challenges, #69, "Christmas"
Challenge up your life, #58, "Packaging/box"
CES Challenges, #65, "A Traditional Christmas"
Crafty hazelnut's Christmas Challenge, #50, "Traditional Christmas"
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C117, "It's Santa"
One Stop Craft Challenge, #161, "Traditional Colours"


  1. Love your decorated gift bag - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 50 - hope to see you again soon. x

  2. Eine schöne Verpackung ist das.
    Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei CUYL.
    Liebe Grüße Doreen

  3. Smashing little gift bag, love your traditional colours and papers! Thank you for joining in the fun at CES this week :) Donna ♥ x

  4. Really great gift bag - your Santa looks fabulous.
    Thanks for joining us at CES this week.
    Caroline xxx


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