18 June, 2019

Jungle holiday

Just a really quick post again, featuring another summer-ish, travel-inspired project. 
I decided to put napkin decoupage aside for a while to make a card, sticking with my usual process of "I have an idea in my mind, but once I'm done creating the result will be something completely different". 
I picked a digi to work with this time, which in my crafting corner usually means one thing only: Bugaboo time! There's no way to hide that I absolutely love this company, and their digis were actually my very first prize many, many years ago when I was new to the whole blogging & challenges thing, merely trying to figure out how it all works. 
And I was sooo confused when my first ever GDT task was to create a card using this little piglet!
Turns out the little guy is now one of my favourite Bugaboo creations, even though I must admit there's no way to actually create a list of favourites as they all are simply gorgeous. 
Long story short told, I struggled with the colour scheme for quite a while, but after going through my paper stash, I thought I might as well go with this pre-cut flower power cardboard that remained in my drawer from another project. Matching the bright green and yellow colours, I painted the pig using colouring pencils. 
The colouring itself isn't something I'm especially proud of, but I'll blame it on the artificial light as I've completely changed my sleep rhythm with the ongoing heatwave: sleeping through the day with my blinds down, and trying to get things done in the night when the temperatures are a little bit more bearable. I still can't seem to cool my apartment down to less than 27°C, but I can't really blame Mother Nature for letting us know that we're going too far with our way of life. 
To round up the colour scheme, I dug this mint green card base from my stash, alongside with orange and dark green cardboards to enhance the main motif. In the end, I added a couple of huge yellow, brown and orange pearls for a 3D effect that brings life into the background pattern.
A little contribution to the June collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.

krafty chicks: ATG
613 avenue create: ATG
a bit more time to craft: ATG
gem of a challenge: ATG
allsorts challengeblog: travel
alphabet challengeblog: F for flowers
as you like it: favourite stamp brand (Bugaboo - not only their stamps are super cute and they have loads of them for you to choose, the mere fact that the give away one freebie every week is absolutely stunning and something that deserves huge appreciation)
craft-alnica: digi stamp
crafting with an attitude: ATG
crafty calendar: masculine
crafty catz: ATG with optional twist "male"
crafty gals corner: you're the man
creative moments: ATG
everybody art: ATG
fabnfunky: June blooms
friendship challenge: ATG
love to craft: ATG 
love to scrap: ATG
morgans artworld: ATG
pennys papertake: ATG
pile it on: transportation/vacation
scrapping4fun: summer
unicorn challengeblog: men/boys
wortartwednesday: ATG

And while the little piglet is enjoying his jungle holiday, I'm still trying to convince myself that the colour scheme I picked was the right one. I'd be lying if I said I'm totally comfortable with it, but given that the combination of bright green, yellow and orange exists in my favourite jungle so farmust be reason enough to use it in crafting projects


  1. The little pig is very cute..
    Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. That's a real fun image for our 'Travel' theme at Allsorts challenge, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  3. Zelo zabavna in barvita vošilnica! Hvala ker z digi motivom sodeluješ pri CRAFT-alnici

  4. I think your colour scheme looks fab and the image is so cute. Lovely photos too.
    Thanks for joining in with my Travel theme at Allsorts challenge.
    Lynn x

  5. Wonderful and so cute!
    I like the littel pig and I like the paper with the flowers.
    Thanks for joining us at Friendship Challenge.
    Good luck and best wishes!
    Ilse (thera)

  6. Oh what a cute little pig. Lovely card and your flower pictures are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky. Pat K xx

  7. Adorable piggy and what beautiful photographs of florals. Fun and adorable card. Hope you check us out at Double Trouble since we are partnering with Pile It On and maybe some time in our future challenges you can add us to your list of Pile It On.

  8. A great card. Thank you for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge. Sian (DT).

  9. What a fabulously bright summery card!! And great photos too,

    Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Moments,

    Hugz Tinz

  10. A really great fun image and a super colourful creation. Thank you for joining our 'Travel' challenge this week at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  11. A cute and fun card. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  12. What a fun entry for our June Blooms challenge! Love that piggy in his Hawaiian shirt. Thanks for sharing your cute creation with us at Fab 'n' Funky, love what you've done with the theme! Hugs, Wends xoxo Fab 'n' Funky DT

  13. This is such fun and I love your colour scheme. Thanks for joining in with the AYLI challenge

    Anne x

  14. A beautiful card and great image.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafty Calendar. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    craftartista.blogspot.com {My Blog}

  15. So adorable! He certainly looks ready for Summer vacation!! Thanks for playing along, again, with the Krafty Chicks! Hope to see you again!

  16. Too cute! Love this little guy! He's ready for FUN! Thank you for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge and hope you join us again.

  17. Adorable! Love the little piggy! The flower pictures are beautiful!
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges
    Rachelle DT

  18. Love the cute image and the zingy lemon/green colour combination.Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  19. Your card is so cute with that wonderful floral accented with the pearls behind that adorable fellow! Thanks for sharing with us at A Gem of a Challenge. ~Katrina

  20. Čudovito voščilnico si naredila :-)) Všeč mi je tvoja simpatična digi štampiljka, ki si jo krasno pobarvala.
    Hvala, ker ustvarjaš z nami v izzivu CRAFT-alnice … Srečno!

  21. Adorable creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

  22. Hi just popping back to say-Thank you for joining us at Love to Craft
    Carol DT x

  23. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper June challenge with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon x

  24. Liebe Cheiro urgia,
    eine tolle Karte hast du mit dem süßen Schweinchen gestaltet. Sie gefällt mir sehr gut. Ich bin ganz begeistert. Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Friendship Challenge. Liebe Grüße Silvi

  25. Kakšen luškan motiv si izbrala, zelo lepa voščilnica.
    Hvala, da si se nam pridružila v Craft-alnici. Lp Goga

  26. Great card, well done! Thanks again for joining us at Unicorn Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen

  27. Cute!!! Thanks for joining our challenge at
    Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge blog
    I hope you’ll join us next time again.
    (DT member)

  28. A great entry to our challenge at CWAA.
    Thank you for joining in the fun.
    Bożena DT CWAA

  29. A great card - thanks for joining us at the Love to Scrap Challenge.

    Helen x

  30. Fabulous card!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Helen x