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Friday, July 6, 2012

Penguin Christmas Card

Wow, I can't believe I just completed another Christmas card for a few challenges. It is so hot and humid here these days that working on a Christmas card almost seems wrong. For this card, I have used one of my favourite Christmas colours, blue. I do own 1 or 2 penguin stamps but decided to use this digi so I could enter my card into a digi challenge. As I don't own any digis ........... yet, I had to search the internet first.
Here is my card:

Card Front

Just about everything on here that could be distressed with ink, has been. I even distressed the edges of my paper roses before rolling them up. Talk about a very inky mess!

Yup, the inside of my card is distressed too!

Patterned Paper - DCWV
Cardstock - Recollections and Copic
Image - "Yikes" digi from Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps
Sentiment - My Stamp Box
Ink - "Moonstruck" from CTMH
Ribbon - Stash
Flowers - Handmade by me using matching patterned paper, ink and "Foliage" punches from Paper Shapers for the flat flowers. The roses were made by cutting circles from my paper which I then cut in a spiral pattern using "Cloud" scissors from Fiskar. The paper 'spring' was then distressed with ink and rolled by me. The paper roll was attached to a with CTMH Liquid Glass.
Leaves - "Snowflake" punch from Paper Shapers that I then cut into pieces
Glitter around outside of image - DecoArt Glamour Dust
Copics - B00, B24, C1, C3, C5, C7, R01, R29, YR00 and 0 Colourless Blender
The edge of my card was scalloped with the Large Scallop Edgelets from Stampin' Up and my Cuttlebug

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

 52 Christmas Card Throwdown today - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time - challenge #120 - Use a Digi
Christmas Card Challenges - #31 Monochromatic
IDIC/Robyn's Fetish - #114 Distressing
Crafty Cardmakers - #71 Create Your Own Flowers
Dream Valley - #35 Things With Wings
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge - PWC 213 Celebrate Any Occasion Card
The Squirrel and The Fox - #21 Christmas in July
The Poodles Parlour - Cute and/or Cuddly
Fashionista Challenge - #4 Winged Things
Lollipop Crafts - #84 Christmas in July
Cardz Tv - Christmas in July Challenge #1
Addicted to Stamps - challenge #33 - Follow the Sketch

Well folks, I think thats it for me today. I hope all of you have a great weekend and stay safe. I really enjoyed our visit today. Come back soon.
Hugs xo


  1. Lovely card Tracey the image is great and well coloured.

    jacqui x

  2. So pretty...great colouring! Lee-Ann
    Love the flowers!

  3. What a beautiful card!!! Thank you for joining us at ATSC!!

    gr arjette.

  4. Fab card, love the colours and the rolled roses are sweet.
    Have a great weekend
    Kat xx

  5. Great cute penguin thanks for joining us at poodles parlour good luck cheers sue n x

  6. Hi, Tracey!!! Another darling card--I'm loving the fabulous blue rolled flowers! LOVE this! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

  7. Such a lovely card, cute penguin image and I like how you did the inside too. So glad you played along this week at 52CCT.

  8. Hey hunny :)
    Tracey your card is absolutely gorgeous, the image is super cute and I love the rolled flowers
    big hugs Mandy xx

  9. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley. xx

  10. Super card Tracey, hope you are well. hugs Teresa xx

  11. That is such a cute penguin digi! I love working with digital stamps. I hope you stop by to see all the freebies I offer there and the Operation Write Home challenge that is going on right now.

  12. What a beautiful card, and the little penguin is so cute! Thanks so much for playing the Christmas in July Challenge at Cardz TV!

  13. Beautiful - a really cute image and I love the colour you've used and all the details you've added.

    Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and the Fox.

    Helen x

  14. Adorable Tracey... Thanks for sharing your creation with us at One Stitch At A Time for our ' Use a Digi' challenge... Hope you come and join us again next week ;O)
    Choccy xx

  15. What an adorable creation, am now a follower--welcome to OSAAT Tracey

  16. Love it, so pretty, love the blue!

  17. Very pretty, love it and I really like the blue!

  18. What a cute card! - Love the sweet penguin!!

    Thank you for entering our challenge over at Fashionista Challenge blog
    Good luck in the draw! – Hope to see you soon again!

    Eva`s Scraproom
    DT Member Fashionista Challenge Blog

  19. Absolutely Gorgeous! Love the image and the scallop border (like my DT card)
    Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts. Good Luck!~
    -Sony DT Member


Thank you so much for all of your lovely comments. I read each and every one of them.