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6/15/2014

Carolling Penguins

Good afternoon and Happy Father's Day to those readers for whom this would be appropriate. Thanks so much for visiting this afternoon. Our Christmas Challenge theme of penguins was chosen by Carol  and here's my challenge entry:


- PBlack Slapstick image (40-034-Carolling Penguins), stamped on Xpress paper with Memento Tuxedo Black, colored with Copics. Used some Opal Liquid Pearls diluted with water to paint the white areas of the penquins which gives a nice glimmer IRL. Sparkle n Sprinkle Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter was added to the fur and pompoms on the hats to give some texture.

- Sakura Silver Star dotted around on the snowflakes in the background, and added some sparkly Stickles around the area under the feet. Also added a bit more of the Cloud Nine for a little snow effect.

- die cut image with S/B Majestic Label 25. Faux cut a black mat using the outer edge of the same die.

- Dylusions background created with Calypso Teal diluted with White Linen and the same color diluted with just water. Added in some of the new Slate Gray, which was diluted with white, and this made some nice snowy blobs of color. Sprayed just a bit of Tattered Angels gold that has an iridescent look. After drying, embossed with the Kars snowflake EF.

- MBox Snowflake border die cut using some 6x6 DCWV glitter paper. This has a sort of 'plastic' backing, but is more lightweight than a lot of the glitter papers. However, even though the metal shim was used, several rolls through the Big Shot took place, I still had to fiddle about with scissors to get a nice cut. This die cuts nicely, but this paper was probably not the best choice for such an intricate die. Selectively cut the border to place bits of it where I thought it looked nice, and added the tiny punch out stars from the die around on the card front.

Please do check out the other members of the Christmas Club group to see what beauties they submitted this week. You can find the members listed on the sidebar.

Back later with a Father's Day card. Have a wonderful afternoon, God Bless. Hugs

33 comments:

rachel said...

a beautiful card Mary - this image is so cute and all the diecuts are fabulous xx

Hazel said...

What a delightful card for Carol's CCC challenge x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Mary! and fab for the challenge hope you have had a wonderful weekend huggles Sue xxxx

Carol L said...

I have the feeling that we're going to be wishing for cooler weather like this as summer comes to visit us with heat & humidity galore! LOL This is one very cute card with those feathered carolers, and I especially love the delicate, glittered corners and snowflakes! Very pretty card!

crafty-stamper said...

love the penguin image and beautiful die-cuts
Carol x

Pat said...

These PB penguins are so cute Mary and love the S/B die cuts they are sitting on. The MB snowflake die is lovely with the glittery paper, and the teal shimmery background looks suitably icy.
A pretty Christmas card. x

jimlynn said...

I can see the shine - and beauty all the way down here in Texas! GORGEOUS!!!!!
Lynn

Lisa said...

This is so sweet!! The penguins are adorable!! I love the snowflake borders!! Gorgeous, Mary!!

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Carol said...

This is fabulous Mary, the image is perfect. Carol x

Asha said...

Adorable .... just so very adorable. Love those carolling penguins. Have a great week ahead, Mary!
hugs, Asha

Hazel said...

Mary a great card with those adorable penguins. Hazel xx

Redanne said...

This really made me smile Mary, I love those delightful penguins and those sparkly snowflakes are gorgeous! Hugs, Anne xx

dutchess said...

another of my favorite stamps!!!!....what a lovely card you have made made me smile! xxxx

Christine Harrop said...

Fabulous image Mary! I want to join in with the carol singing .... lol! The snowflakes and glitter really add something to this great card! Love and hugs Christine xx

Planetsusie said...

Hi Mary - I love all these penguin cards and this is another one that made me chuckle - they look soo tuneful!! I love the frosty surrounding as well.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card!!

Brenda said...

What a super cute card Momma Mary! I am so loving that "icy, shimmery" background which is perfect for the caroling penguins. And how cute are they?! I love the colors you used on them and of course I am so loving the dies you used on this card. Happy Father's Day to hubby!!! Hugs, Brenda

Tina Campbell said...

That's a cool card :) The penguins are adorable and I just love the silver shimmer :)

Sheila H said...

The overlay is gorgeous, and the penguins are darling. Your card is such fun!

Clevercrafter said...

fabulous card Mary, a great image for the challenge too.
Lorraine

Christine Harrop said...

I commented earlier Mary but it's not showing up. Blogger is a real pain at times. I love your carolling penguins - I want to join in and sing along with them ... lol! Hugs Christine xx

Mrs A. said...

Superb card. Love the colouring . They all look nice and snug in their wooly scarves. Hugs Mrs. a. ( CCC).

Bonnie said...

I love your penguins and they look so good matted in black! I also love the sparkly snowflake dies! This is an awesome card, Mary!

Sandy said...

Cute and fun - I love winter most of all! Then I love Autumn and then Spring. I try to pretend that summer does not exist.
Sandy xx

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, love the penguins and the dies and the stunning background.

Kath x

scrappymo! said...

This is so adorable.your techniques are noteworthy...I am going to pin this card for the link to your techniques!!!

Fabulous card, Mary.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Mary
Fabulous card.... Love the cute image.... Stunning card....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Zoe Tant said...

Very jolly card Mary. Love the framing of the super cute penguins. Zx

Loll Thompson said...

Cute card Mary! Those penguins are so adorable! :) Love the snowflake border. Loll xx

Pippa said...

What can I say, I just love penguins and your card is terrific x

Shirley said...

You are going to be so ready! Your card is fun and beautiful at the same time. Love the details!!!

Petra Swart said...

Lovely, lovely card, Mary!!! I'm loving those cute singing penguins and the way you have put together the card!! Lovely snowflakes!! Great card!!!
Hugz

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a fun card, so cool and sparkly. You have the best dies and make great use of them.