Friday, July 26, 2013


Yeay!!!  It's Friday!  And that means it's time for another challenge from Christmas Stampin' All Year Long.  This week we have a beautiful inspiration photo for you.  Here it is:

And here is my card:
Our sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps and the prize is 7 images of the winner's choice.  I got to work with this adorable penguin image.  Obviously, it was the place to start for my inspiration.  Then I went directly to the damask pattern in the background, 'cause I am completely a damask girl.  LOVE it!  I really want to use turquoise damask but I didn't have any paper that color, so I went with this stunning paper from Bearly Mine and a coordinating dotted paper (there are lots of dots in the inspiration photo) also from Bearly Mine.  Now it's your turn.  How will you interpret our photo?

Crimbo Crackers #46--anything Christmas goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #134--stitching faux or real (I used faux)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra--anything goes
52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown #19--recipe challenge: 1 ribbon; 2 design papers; 3 gems
There She Goes #217--sketch

Merry Monday--month long anything Christmas goes
Crafting By Designs--Christmas in July
Get Inky #9--Christmas in July or Birthdays
{Pin}spirational Challenge #67--inspiration photo (I was inspired by the Christmas theme and the polka dots on the ornaments)

Southern Girls #74--animal antics
Crafty Ribbons--anything goes with ribbon
Beat the Christmas July 25-August 24--anything Christmas goes
Raisin Boat #13--Christmas in July

Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps "Little Penguin Winter--Decorate Tree"; Verve "Ornamental Christmas"
Papers: Bearly Mine "Festive Fun"


Danielle Vincent said...

Awwww - super cute Heather! love those penguins and your paper choices. Thank so much for joining us this week at 52CCT!

Hazel said...

I love penguins on Christmas cards - yours are delightful - thanks for sharing your lovely card for both CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. x

Ruth M said...

That's a really fun and festive card Heather! The penguins are adorable!

You did a great job with our recipe - sadly we can't consider your lovely card for a Top Honour as we have a challenge limit rule at 52 {C}CT. Our rule is that you can enter our challenge plus 10 others only.

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful card with us at 52 {C}CT & we'd love you to join us again soon - just please check out our rules. Many thanks for your cooperation and understanding! : ) Ruth x

Patricia H said...

That's such a darling penguin image, and I love the blue and tan color scheme of your patterned papers!

Sadly, as Ruth pointed out, your card isn't eligible for our Top Honors voting at 52{C}CT. But I'm glad you shared it with us anyway because it brought a smile to my face.

MiniOwner said...

I love this card, Heather! Such fun. Thank you for joining me this month in Beat the Christmas Rush.
Sue x

Pat (mspfd) said...

Gorgeous colors, adorable image and wonderful layout look fabulous together. Awesome card! Have a great weekend!

craftybren said...

Turquoise and brown great colour combination and I adore those penguins

Pia S said...

How cute! It's such a sweet image, and the color combination is great!

Mynn xx said...

Such a darling card! LOVE the image and coloring! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

Darnell said...

There's nothing cuter than a penguin on a Christmas card and your card is the cutest, Heather, with the TWO penguins! Thank you for joining up this week with the Merry Monday challenge!!

Unknown said...

Thank you for your cute card entry in the crafty ribbons challenge
P x

Deborah Frings said...

What a fab card - love the image and the papers; really like the colours you've used too! Thanks for playing along with 52CCT this week!

Linda said...

Darling card Heather. Thanks for joining our challenge at the Raisin Boat blog!

Susan Joyce said...

Fabulous image Heather, too cute, gorgeous Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday for our Anything Goes Challenge.

Zella said...

What a cute and fun Christmas card! I love the penguins!! Thanks for joining us at {PIN}spirational Challenges!! Good luck!

Kitt said...

Love the penquins. Good color combo. Thanks for joining us at {Pin}spirational Challenges this week. Good Luck

Tracy said...

Awesome papers! Bugaboos penguins are so cute. Wonderful card and a great use of the TSG sketch. Thanks for playing!

Bonnie said...

You've colored those penguins perfectly, Heather! And used wonderful papers for them to play on! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

Siv said...

Wow, this card is just super cute!
Thanks so much for sharing at the Southern Girls!
Hugs Siv

Deanne Saunders said...

Cute!!!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
A Little Bit O' Paper

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a super cute card Heather. Love the sweet images and fun colors. Great take on the challenges. Did you see that you won at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps? :)

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

This card is so pretty! Love the sketch you used. Very nicely done!

Thank you for participating in the {PIN}Spiratinal Challenge!

Annmakes said...

Ahhh those penguins are adorable. thanks for joining us at the Get Inky1 challenge. Ann DT.

ionabunny said...

Very cute image and love the blue/brown background

misteejay said...

Lovely card - such an adorable image.

Toni xx