Saturday, April 30, 2016

Skating Penguin

Wow!  Another month flown by already!!  Welcome to our new challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.  As always, we are a month-long, anything (Christmas-related) goes challenge and we are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps.  The winner will receive 7 images of their choice!!  And boy, does Bugaboo have some adorable images to choose from.  For my card, I chose to use this adorable little penguin.  Isn't he so cute?
This sketch is so fun and is perfect for using up some scraps; I didn't even have to cut the red strip except for length.  Each of the patterned papers were scraps and the banner was cut from a piece of white scrap.    The banner was popped up with foam dots and the penguin was popped up with foam tape to create some different levels of dimension.  I just love how this card turned out!!

Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps "Little Penguin Winter-Skate" digi; Verve "Peace On Earth" sentiment
Dies: Spellbinders banner; the snowflakes are from Whimsy Stamps (but a friend cut it out and sent it to me along with a bunch of others--thanks Gail!)

Fresh Brewed Designs#16--anything goes
Simon Says Wednesday--anything goes
Crafty Gals #69--anything goes
MFT #278--sketch
Fab N Funky #302--bright Christmas
Word Art Wednesday #228--anything goes
Creative Inspirations #250--for the boys or something sporty (Ice skating is sporty)
Tuesday Throwdown #291--anything goes
ABC Christmas--I is for Ink (I used marker ink for coloring, ink pads for stamping the sentiment and for sponging the banner)
Eureka Stamps #190--add some bling (rhinestones)
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #227--anything goes with snippets
Time Out #55--celebrations (Christmas) with die cutting/fussy cutting (I used both--fussy cut my penguin)
Little Miss Muffet #136--anything goes
Clear It Out--theme: nature (penguins and snowflakes) stash: greenery (green paper)
Holly Jolly--use a die cute



Gorgeous card Heather thank you for joining us over on
Inspiration Destination
Dianne xx

Barb said...

Your card is so pretty Heather. It certainly is a great sketch for scraps. I think I shall be making a few of these. I love your border die and the little penguin is so sweet. Barbxx

Di said...

Oh this is just so sweet Heather! Beautiful fussy cutting there and such a fabulous use of snippets as well. Congrats on being first into the Playground this week :)


Di xx

Dorothy S said...

It's always good to use scraps, and this looks great! What a cute penguin! Thanks for joining the Eureka Stamps challenge - add some bling. I hope we see you again.
Dorothy S, DT member.

Marilyn said...

This is adorable and so clever how you used the die so the penguin skates across it.
Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and I hope you'll be back again soon.
Marilyn S

karalschuknecht said...

Adorable card and beautifully done. Thanks for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps. Karal DT

Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw said...

An adorable Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner Challenges! Jeanie, DT

Hazel said...

One of my favourite Bugaboo images, Heather. Thanks so much for your lovely inspiration for CHNC challenge extra for May xx

Judith said...

Such acute card - I just love all the details, thank you for playing along in our Bright Christmas challenge at Fab'n'Funky this week hugs Judith x

Sue said...

Hi Heather, This is a gorgeous card. I love the colours you have used and you design is really effective with those cute penguins skating along on top of the sentiment against that wonderful die cut. Thank you for joining in the fun with us this time at ABC Christmas challenge.

Elizabeth said...

Fabulous Christmas card and great use of snippets. I do like the combination of papers - they work perfectly with the cute penguin :) Elizabeth xx

chrissy xx said...

Great use of snippets and I LOve your design. Thank you so much for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge.

Nancy Soetaert said...

I love this card!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

A very sweet card Heather, great use of the snippets.

Love and hugs

Adventures in Paperland said...

He's so cute and love the die you used. Fantastic card! Thanks for sharing it with us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Lisa DT

Marie Bingaman said...

Excellent take on that sketch Heather...the paper scraps you used work perfectly together! :)

Gail said...

This is just adorable! I love the penguin but it's the layout that makes this little guy jump off the page! Beautifully done! Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin! --Gail

Jill V said...

What a great use of scraps - that DP background is so fun and festive! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill

Mandy LaCroix said...

How cute! I just love this! Bravo on a great card! :)
Thanks for sharing it over at the ABC Christmas Challenge!