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Thursday, July 19, 2012

BUGABOO STAMPS SPONSORS 'Through the Craft Room Door" Challenge

Through the Craft Room Door Challenge #30 is a Theme/photo/Colour Inspiration challenge, and this is the photograph:


Bugaboo Stamps is one of the sponsors, and as a Bugaboo DT member, I get to play along with the TTCRD DT too (okay so they didn't use my sample so I will add it as an entry for the challenge)

Here is my card:

To create my card I used the Bugaboo image called AKV Monkey Pirate - Treasure and printed it on the outside of the card into which I had cut a frame.   I coloured the image using alcohol markers and a white gel pen :

On the inside of the card, there is a square of metallic blue CS and to that I added a selection of metallic stickers, reminiscent of the fish and seaweed in the inspiration photograph.

The embellishment is a single gem and the sentiment (my own computer generated) makes reference to the gem.

Just by entering you could win any one of a number of prizes,  one of which is 7 images from Bugaboo Stamps!

I would like to add this card to the following challenges too:
INKY IMPRESSIONS, 'PHOTO INSPIRATION CHALLENGE' (I used the sea as my inspiration)

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
South Africa


  1. Wow stunning card. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

  2. Adorable scene. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps.

  3. what a wonderful card!! Thanks for sharing it with us at Inky Impressions xx

  4. Jen, this is adorable. I love the bling. Thank you for joining us this week for the Inky Impressions challenge. Good luck and I hope you join us again soon. :o) ~ Tonya Inky DT

  5. Lovely card.
    Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.


  6. WOW!! just fabulous!!thanks for joining us at Diva's this time

  7. Jen, I simply love this card! The details and the frame idea are both just perfect! Super fabulous project! Thank you for joining us this week at the Inky Impressions Challenge!

    Jackie, Inky Impressions DT

  8. Awww ) love the pirate theme on your underwater / colors of the sea card! You did a wonderful job! Your images are wonderful!
    Thank you so much for playing along with us on our THCRD challenge!
    Marie XX

  9. Love the image and your layout. Gorgeous sparkley paper you used. Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiment.

  10. Lovely card Jen - really fits the theme of the challenge, thanks for joining us at TTCRD, Lisa (DT) x


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