Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Penguin Christmas


Hi everyone.  I'm so relieved ... it has finally cooled down a bit here.  We've been going through a heat wave for the past couple of weeks (yes, weeks!).  I have not been feeling well and really think that the heat made things worse, so I'm hoping now that it's cooler, I'll be feeling a lot better.  My mojo returned yesterday after a couple of days of hiatus, so I took the opportunity to make a card. :)  It was inspired by several challenges. :)

First up, Merry Monday (#166) wants penguins on our Christmas card ... then AAA Cards (#43) has an inspiration photo of a starry night. :)  Plus, CAS on Sunday (#62) wants us to use Embossing . :)  And last, but not least, ATS&M #152 - Make Your Mark --- perfect! :)  They all came together into this one card.  So fun! :)







I started by placing a star stencil over my card front and pouncing with Versamark Ink, and then embossed in silver.  Next I printed off the digital image, cut out the bottom portion with a wavy line about 1/2 " above the sentiment to make my snow, and added some texture along the top edge.  I coloured the penguins with Copics, added some white dots with my gel pen, more of the texture snow for the hat cuffs and pompoms, and glossy accents on the noses for a little shine.  I fussy cut them out and popped them up over my starry background. :)  I really had fun making this and love the red and blue colours.

I hope you'll check out these fun challenges and play along too.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!








Stamps:  Simply for Christmas (DigiStampBoutique)
Paper:  White (Neenah)
Ink:  Versamark; Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers (Distress inks by Tim Holtz); Copics
Accessories & Tools:  Star stencil cut with my Silhouette Cameo, silver embossing powder (Ranger), sponges, white gel pen, Sparkle Texture Effect (Martha Stewart), Glossy Accents

Challenges:
Merry Monday #166 - Penguins
AAA Cards #43 - Starry Night
CAS on Sunday #62 - Embossing
ATS&M #152 - Make Your Mark

37 comments:

Brenda said...

I'm glad your heat wave broke Loll, the heat can make one feel sick and the heat can suck the life our of you. I hope you will be felling better now. Your card is simply adorable! I love your sky, so pretty with the stars and blue. Your little penguins are so cute, I love how you colored them too. Just couldn't have turned out any better! Hugs, Brenda

Chriss Blagrave said...

Such an adorable card Loll! Love the punch that this card has and the mufflers on these penguins...cute!
Glad that your heat wave has broken and hope that you will feel better too!

Monika Reeck said...

Oh Loll this is super duper cuuutee
I adore that cute Image love that star background
and sweet snow pen on that hat of the penguin
adorable scene and I looovee this cute card
thanks for joining with us at ATSM this week
happy to see you here on our gallery
hugs, Monika (DT Member)

Vicki Dutcher said...

So cute! I am enjoying seeing penguins over owls any day :)

MaryH said...

This winter pair made me smile! Loved their patterned scarves and the fluffy on their hats. Saw that the stars appeared to have some of that same 'fluffy', just a really fun & delightful card, bound to bring a smile to whomever opens this one. Glad your weather has cooled off a tad, and surely hope that you feel much better too. The heat is so exhausting. (And I couldn't tell that your MoJo went walk-about. Perhaps it was with mine! except I don't think mine has come home just yet). TFS & Hugs

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

These little guys are too adorable Loll! Love everything about the card . . . from that fabulous background to the texture around their little hats . . . cute! Hazel xx

Bonnie said...

Adorable, Loll! Love these penguins with their brightly colored scarves and hats and shiny beaks! Great job on the starry sky! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Totally cute and gorgeous Loll, I spotted it on my read list and popped over for a closer look so even more excited that you've linked it up at AAA Cards too. Thanks so much Sarah x

Pam said...

Adorable card, Loll! Love all that texture. Brilliant way to combine all these challenges. I hope you're feeling better soon.

Barb Ghig said...

Such a cute card, Loll! I love the scarves on your penguins and your beautiful sky! So many lovely details, as always, that make this card really special!
I'm so glad the heat finally broke for you! It's so tiring after awhile...I think it drains our energy and our mojo...looks like you're no worse for the wear, though with this darling Christmas card :)

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Love this wonderful penguin-y Christmas card. Adorable critters under a starry sky. Thanks so much for linking up and playing with us at AAA Cards!

Cathy said...

This is so cute Loll, those little penguins are so cute, love the background. Hope the weather stays cooler for you, Cathy x

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cute!!

Jen Mitchell said...

Love it when lots of challenges collide into one great card! This is so adorable!

Diane said...

Just a darling design Loll.

Hugs Diane

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Darling penguin duo, Loll, and I love the starry sky too!!

Rufus said...

Glad to hear that Mr. Mojo came home. Yup, I think you sent the heat wave on to me....gee thanks....I'll see what I can do about moving it along! Those penguins are so darn cute!

Susan said...

What a beautiful starry sky! And adorable penguins. Great use of the texture snow.

Linda said...

These little guys are so adorable ..... Love their woolly hats and scarves! Great background too! Xx

Wendy said...

SOOOOO cute, Loll!! I seen your card over at SCS and just drooled over it!! These penguins are so cute and I just love everything about it! Amazing card!! Thanks for playing along with us over at Merry Monday! :)

Deepti said...

Awwww so cute! Love the design and the details :)

Bobby said...

I love all the details on your darling card, Loll, and the fact that it fit 4 challenges is unbelievable. I rarely make a card that fits even 2. I'm with you on the heat. It makes me sick and lethargic. I'm glad it has finally cooled down and you are feeling better.

Theresa said...

Love your fun card! Great take on all the challenges.

Inkyfingers said...

I hope you are feeling better Loll and that it is staying cooler for you.
I love your gorgeous card from the cute pair of penguins to the beautiful background you created.
Stay well
Hugs
Carol x

stampwithsandy said...

Your penguins are adorable, Loll! I love blue and red together on a Christmas card, too.

Debbie Henderson said...

Nothing else needed but the word "adorable". Your cards always rock! Thanks for playing Merry Monday this week!

*Vicki* said...

AWE! Loll, I just ADORE your sweet penguins!! This is just the cutest card!! A great way to feel "cool" when it's so hot over this way!! LOL!! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Addicted to Stamps & More! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

Lee-Anne said...

So cute! I love the turquoise/red combo...so striking! Glad to hear things are a little cooler out your way :)

Julia Aston said...

Such a great card Loll! love those sweet penguins all bundled up in their scarves and the wonderful starry night!

Karen Mead said...

This card is totally adorable Loll - I love those cute penguins and your background looks fab! xx

Linda said...

Adorable card, Loll.

Anita in France said...

Such cute penguins, Loll, all wrapped up in their gorgeous hats and sweet scarves ... they're perfect in front of that star strewn sky! Anita :)

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Super darn cute!

Susan Joyce said...

Awesome card Loll, totally adorable and love the images and starry sky. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

Susangail Powell said...

LOVE everything about your card!!! Absolutely adorable penguins and love the starry sky you created!!

fabiola jaques said...

Ils sont trop adorables, j'adore leur jolie bouille, biz

Kristie Goulet said...

Oh wow! How stinkin' cute is this card?! I LOVE it! Great starry sky.