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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

Monday, February 6, 2012


Jodi, the talented artist of the gorgeous Bugaboo Stamps, is SO GENEROUS!


Today, she is sponsoring 365 cards, and as I am part of Bugaboo DT, I get to make a card and let you know about both the Bugaboo Stamps range of JJ's and the 365 Challenge.

Isn't JJ fabulous ... I so identify with her, and perhaps I look a bit like her (from the ribs up - LOL) - many of my friends used to call me Jen-Jen, my hair is straight, bobbed and my glasses are identical.  But most of all I like her attitude!  And I especially identify with the sentiment on this card - why do housework when you could be crafting?!

My card features "JJ Housework - Vacuum" - just one of the great JJ images in the store, at least one for every occasion, and then some!

The colour palette I chose for my card is white, red and light blue (although in the bright sunlight of South Africa the light blue has photographed as a kind of lavender colour). I coloured the image using Copics, and highlighted with a white gel pen, and matted her onto a diecut which I inked using a dusty pink inkpad,.  The sentiment is part of the image set, and on a diecut circle, matted onto another diecut. I added some bling to the red diecut.  An eyelet was placed so that I could add that fabulous shiny  red twine, and an organza ribbon and bow behind the compu-gen sentiment. The base card itself is embossed using a brick-design folder.

The theme for the challenge at 365 Card is a sketch challenge, and this is the sketch:

No, seriously!!!  how easy is that sketch ... and  you could be the winner of some awesome Bugaboo Stamps, just for playing along!

I would love to add this card to the following challenges:

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
South Africa


  1. Fantastic card, I love the image and that sentiment is fantastic. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

  2. What a fun image that so could be me lol.Thanks for joining us this week at PanPastel Uk.

    Kerry DT Leader

  3. Oh never a truer quote said lol, adorable image to match, thanks for sharing it with us at PanPastel UK.

  4. LOL!!! I really like this one! Great image, super sentiment. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

  5. This is so funny! Great colors!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Birthday Sundaes!


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