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Monday, September 25, 2017

Merry Monday #258 - Penguins!

Merry Monday everyone - it's time for a new challenge! This week Colleen asks for a penguin on your Christmas card! Woo Hoo - love penguins!!


I'm still trying to use some lovely supplies that have never seen any playtime. I found this sweet penguin at a craft expo years ago and couldn't resist him - made by a Minnesota company too - bonus!! Here's my card:

Supplies: Paper - Neenah Classic Crest Solar White and Bright Blue, Heidi Swapp Marquee Love glitter,
Pop-tone Black Licorice & Snow Cone, Stamp-on-it Iridescent vellum,
Lawn Fawn Winter Perfectly Plaid 6x6, December 2015 Simon Says Stamp card kit (red text)
Stamps - Stamps by Judith & Heather F-284-HK Sm Fat Penguin
Hero Arts DC165 Polar Set by Lia (ice floe) and CL368 Create Your Own Snowman (cap - retired)
Dies - Hero Arts DI337 Nesting Oval Infinity Dies;
Lawn Fawn Forest Border and Stitched Hillside Borders (part that didn't get the stitching)
Other - colored pencils, Copic Marker (BG0000), washi by unknown, foam tape


I started by stamping & coloring the darling penguin. He sat there for awhile then I decided to add a winter cap. I actually cut & colored several different ones so there was a bit of a fashion show - LOL. Then I remembered a stamp set with an ice floe - perfect! In my crafty clean up I found this yummy iridescent vellum in the stash (another stamp expo find) - it coordinates much better with the card base in real life. I knew it would make a perfect pond. I created the background and then cut it into an oval and layered onto a black oval mat, then added the blue frame cut from 2 oval dies. I decided to anchor the oval on the side with a paper strip - the hunt was on! I wanted something red and white and I tried many, many different ones before finding an unopened pack of paper. It had no label but I recognized a reindeer on one of the pages and remember making a card with a puffy sticker. Sure enough - found the card made for a 2015 Merry Monday challenge and learned it was paper included in the 12/2015 SSS kit. Oh well, at least it didn't sit around for 2 whole years! A strip of narrow black houndstooth washi finished the right edge of the red & white paper. When thinking about a sentiment, I decided to try a bit of the patterned paper - it cuts perfectly into little sentiments & I tried a few of those too, before picking Happy Holidays. Just love this font!!

Be sure to stop by and check out the rest of the Merry Makers' cards for even more Christmas inspiration! How are you doing on cards for your Christmas list?? I'm totally done and will have plenty of cards to donate to charity - yay!!

Thanks for stopping and thanks for the kind comments! I'm enjoying my stint as Guest Designer at Merry Monday!!

17 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

darling little penguin scene, Linda. i'll have to see if i still have the penguins you sent me:-)

JoAnn said...

Love that cute penguin on the ice chunk and the cute scene you created with the vellum, glittered paper and his colorful hat. A great card.

Linda said...

Such an adorable card, Linda. Love your little penguin and that great design. Sorry I missed commenting last week, I was in beautiful Kauai. Hope you have a great week.

Jean said...

So many cute details on your card! Great festive colors!

Greta said...

Super duper cute, Linda! Great festive & fun card!

Rosemary said...

super cute design, linda!! that penguin is so stinkin' adorable!!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Great Papers and design!! Love the glitter and FUN hat!! Yay!

Dawn Turley said...

a totally adorable card Linda.

Susan Joyce said...

Lots of lovely detail Linda, fabulous Christmas card.

Kim Heggins said...

Too darn cute...love your adorable penguin standing on that ice berg, so fun.

Marcia HIll said...

This card is just too, too cute Linda! The penguin is absolutely adorable and I just love the DSP and vellum you used to pull it all together! FABULOUS card my friend! Hope you're having a wonderful week!! :0)

Notes by Nina said...

Very cute card, I love the design.

Felicita Johnson said...

Linda,
What an adorable card. I love all of the layers and the fun patterned paper gives the image so much character. Have a great week.

Lady Joyful said...

Cute card, and I love that bold red and white!

Kelly Lunceford said...

So cute! I love the bold text paired with the subtle plaid! Your penguin images are adorable! Great job!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

So lovely and striking! LOVE the colours and the paper you chose is awesome!

JD/ Jill said...

Cute image and you made a lovely card using it!