Saturday, February 1, 2014


Welcome to February!!  That means it's the beginning of another month-long "Anything Goes (as long as it is Christmas related)" challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.  Seriously, it's "anything goes"; it doesn't get any easier than that!  The sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps and the winner will receive 7 of their adorable images.  This month, I got to work with "Little Winter Penguin".  I think he is soooooo cute.
 So cute, in fact that I couldn't make just one card.  I "had" to make two!  And on both, I managed to use up some items from my "little bits and pieces" scrap stash.  On the black and white one, I had a little bit of the star border hanging around, so I punched a second piece out for the bottom  border and cut a bit off to finish up the top.  The join is behind the little penguin.  I really shouldn't tell you that, but maybe it can be an inspiration to use up some of those little bits you are hanging on to.
The second card didn't use up much of the stash, but the ampersand was hanging out there and it was perfect for this sentiment after I did a little bit of masking and embossing.
Now is the time to getting working on those Christmas cards so you're not all stressed out about it come December!  Come on and play; head on over to the Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra to link up.

Your Next Stamp--sketch and inspiration photo (I chose the sketch)
Christmas Card Challenge--anything goes (Christmas)
Eureka Stamps #74--anything goes
Paper Pretties #295--texture (embossing folder, rhinestones and popped up image)
One Sweet Challenge--black and white
Fab n' Funky #201--Christmas
Winter Wonderland--Digi days (must use a digi)

Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps "Little Winter Penguin digi"; Verve "Merry And Bright" sentiment
Dies/embossing folders: Verve "Scalloped Trim Trio" star border; cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder

The Squirrel and the Fox #62--embellishments (use at least 2)  I have SU! jeweled brads, ribbon and dies/punches
Scrap-creations--favorite embellishment (mine is definitely ribbon)
Cutie Pies #61--cute January blues
Lexi's Creations #108--fancy folds (I forgot to take a picture but mine is a gatefold card, top and bottom; the white scalloped border is where it opens)
Frosted Designs--winter blues

Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps "Little Winter Penguin"; Verve "Merry and Bright" sentiment
Dies/punches: Spellbinders Fleur De Lis squares; Martha Stewart scalloped border punch


Hazel said...

Thanks, Heather, for your super design cards for CHNC challenge extra for February x

Lisa in Texas said...

That penguin is just adorable! Love your cards! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!

meine-bastelarena said...

Both your cards are adorable. Love this cute penguin. Thanks for playing along with us at Fab´n´Funky Challenges. Have a wonderful day and good luck! Hugs, Sujin

Karen said...

Lovely cards and such a cute penguin too, thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland.

Debbie said...

These are both so cute!!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Rose said...

these are both so cute!!!! :)

Glenda Atkins said...

Sweet penguin and a two adorable cards. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations!

Cathi ONeill said...

Adorable penguins! Great cards! Thanks so much for joining us for Winter Blues challenge!

downrightcrafty said...

great digi choice and a lovely card thank you so much for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have new release candy if you are interested :)

Pat said...

Great Christmas card with a super image, thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky this week. Good Luck.

Pat xx

Susan Hogan said...

Brr... so sweet that penguin, isn't he. Love both your cards but thanks for entering the second at the Squirrel and the Fox for our current challenge.

Beccy said...

Cute penguins - thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky for our christmas challenge.
Beccy x said...

Both cards are so cute!!! Sparkle, shine and smiles :>) Thanks for joining in the fun at YNS again - great take on the sketch!

BrendaB said...

I love both your cards - that little penguin is just too cute! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs

Cyndi said...

These are both so adorable! Great details!

Grandma Bonnie said...

Nice job! Thanks for being a part of our challenge at Your Next Stamp! New challenge starts tomorrow!

Brandi Matos said...

These are both adorable Heather!!!
Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs :-)