Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Christmas Penguin

I would like to share a card I made for a, new to me challenge, calledRudolph Days January 2016.  I'm hoping to be able to keep up with these challenges so that I may get my Christmas cards done in a timely manner this year and not be scrambling the last minute like in most years past.   I dug way back into my closets and used everything that was old and neglected for quite a while.
All my card stock and the designer paper are from SU! The embossing folder is by Sizzix and the dies are all by SB.  The stamp is one I've had forever but not used nearly enough.  It is by Craft Smart and I think he is as cute as a button.   I thought long and hard about what this little penquin's Santa had should be like.  Should I stamp it in red? Should I maybe paper piece it?  Then I just figured this little cutie would want everything on him to match so we went with black.  It's hard to tell in the photo but there is Dazzling Diamonds on the brim and pom pom of his hat.  Actually I think that is not a pompom but a bell, but it got "dazzled" anyway.   Just  a few touches of color with Copics and a gold outline of the die.  I tried hard to outline the sentiment die with gold also, but I only had the thicker Sharpie and it was overpowering.  I thank you for taking time out of your day to stop in for a visit.  Enjoy your week.


  1. Donna, I like the look of the thicker Sharpie! It really makes the image stand out. Cute little guy and I love his bow tie! Of course he'd have to have on a black hat since he looks all dressed up in his finery! Cute, cute card!

  2. Oh he's so cute, and I love that retired SU! dsp too! The little guy looks like he's going to a formal all decked out in black and white, but that colorful bowtie is a real stand-out! Cute as a button!!! Way to get going on next year's stash too!

  3. This is a super card Donna, such a cute penguin - he really stands out against your lovely coloured background papers.

  4. Cool make, love your little penguin. Thanks so much for entering the current Rudolph Day challenge

    Guest Design Team Member - Scraps of Life

  5. Lovely image and a great design and don't you feel really more pleased when you have used old and neglected stuff, I do.

    Kath x

  6. This is a cute card. I like the way you repeated the use of the diecut for the image and for the sentiment. It looks great!

    Thanks for taking part in the January Rudolph Days Challenge.

  7. Oh he's adorable. I'm loving all the fun papers you've used to make him so special, and the layered dies. If you have any 'snippets' on here, jump over to the Snippets Playground...and join in there as well. Good to see you at Rudy Day...it has helped me build a stash of C/Cards - now if I can just do inserts when I do the cards, I'll be all set for Christmas! TFS & Hugs

  8. Such a cute Christmas card and I love the papers and colors you used! Great idea to so thic challenge to inspire you to do more Christmas cards. Love this one.

    I saw your comment on my card I posted yesterday and I am so impressed you remembered what Allie looked like and knew I colored that image to look like her - how sweet! Many hugz

  9. Lovely looking Rudolph Day card.

    Belated Happy Rudolph Day to you.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  10. Awww, what a cute card Donna! I love that cute penguin, you are right he is cute as a button! I also love that you kept his hat black, he looks well dressed and I just love his bling. Hugs, Brenda

  11. Lovely colour combo with such an adorable image.

  12. Fabulous Rudolph Day card Donna and a great use of neglected stash, especially the adorable penguin xx

  13. Great card and great idea to get those Christmas cards done early! I may have to check out that challenge! I love how you did it all in black and white. He's just so darn cute!

  14. Playing catch up as you can see. Love the little penquin and the colors you chose. Good idea to get cards done ahead of time. I always have these good intentions, but somehow they vanish quickly. Hope yours don't

  15. Such a beautiful card!! Love the cute penguin!! Thank you for sharing with us at the Rudolph days challenge.
    Moxie Craftie
    Rudolph Days Challenge DT

  16. Really cute card!! I love your papers and the penguin is so cute! Great card!


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