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3/31/2018

Christmas Card Club Challenge #7 - Animals

Hello. It's time again for our bi-monthly Christmas Card Club Challenge...#7 for 2018. This time our Kate selected the Challenge theme of Animals.  This challenge is a group of cardmakers who share cards every 2nd Sunday during the year, and each member takes a turn to pick a theme...something related to Christmas. If you'd like to join in our group, let me know, as we'd love to have you join us. It's a good way to build a stash that come December, you'll be happy to have ready.


 
 
This trio of dancing penguins was one I found in the UFO box. I thought these little guys could fit the bill of 'animals' for the challenge (guess they could rightly be called birds too- but I decided for this card, they are definitely animals! I hope this is ok, Kate ).
 
The image had been colored with copics, so just added some colored gel markers on their hats & scarves, added some Sakura Silver Star to the snowflakes. Mixed some Stickles Star Dust & Liquid Pearls opal and brushed on under their feet. IRL it's quite irridescent. Added some glossy accents over that, to look like ice (looks a bit yellow in the photo, but looks 'slick' IRL).  Added some Hero Arts Silver stars and sequins.
 
Background was DOX blues applied with a large sponge dauber.
 
- Poppy Mod Snowflake Background coverplate die over the blue background. Applied WOW embossing ink, then WOW Clear Glitter EP. This is very sparkly, as the EP is translucent, and you can see the color behind the EP. Had meant to do this over the sponged blue background, then had a change of plan to use the coverplate. Some of the Hero Arts sequins were added to the die cut snowflake centers. I'm not sure why the snowflake die & 'ice' have a yellow look in the photo. It looks white IRL.
 
- The sentiment was stamped with  Memento Teal Zeal  ink, then applied a WOW blue pearl EP over the ink to get a nice gleam.
 
I hope you'll take time to enjoy the cards my fellow team members have shared today. Their blog links are shown in the right hand sidebar.
 
Thanks for joining me - I'm a bit behind in returning comments. Been a little busy and will try real hard to catch up in the next few days. Don't give up on me!  Blessings & Hugs. Come again when you have time.
 
 

38 comments:

  1. Mary, OMG these are such happy penguins . They're so adorable :)

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  2. Happy Easter, Mary! Your dancing pengies certainly are festive! Lovely coloring, and a beautiful card! xx

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  3. This is just adorable, Mary! Very creative how you made the snow under their feet!

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  4. Hi Mary,
    Happy Easter.
    Oh how I love this card it's brilliantly created.
    Love the super cute image and your design is ace and such a lovely scene you have created.
    That background die is soooooooo! gorgeous.
    Love and big crafty hugs from my house to yours. Jenny L.

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  5. I do love penguins and these three are an absolute delight, and the snowflake background is stunning! Hugs, Anne xx

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  6. How fun and happy Christmas card with those cute penguins on the light and vibrant blue background! Love the snowflake panel added to the back!! Fab sparkling snow, as well all the shine!
    Have a Happy Easter!

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  7. What a gorgeous trio Mary - they have helped you make a fabulous card
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  8. Happy Easter Mary. Lovely cheery penguins- great card!

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  9. Happy Easter Sunday Mary. Your card for Kate's challenge is fabulous. Animals do look good on Christmas cards. Hugs Rita xxxx

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  10. Those dancing penguins are delightful with their exceptionally beautiful blue background! I love all the sparkle and shimmer you added to this great little Christmas card!
    Wishing you a very happy Easter day!! hugss

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  11. Hi Mary, Another lovely card.

    Hope you have a nice day. Sue

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  12. These adorable penguins look like they're celebrating, Mary! What fun and beautifully colored!

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  13. HAPPY HAPPY card makes for a Happy Easter post (even if it is a christmas card LOL) feels cold enough for Christmas here :(
    Love the colouring and your background Mary. I had to look again to see your background was actually an EF. VERY clever colouring.
    Faith
    x

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  14. This is so fun!! Those penguins are so sweet and adorable!! I love the coloring and the background snowflakes!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  15. This is so darling and put a huge smile on my face!

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  16. A fabulous card Mary for the challenge this time using these fun dancing trio. I love the background die cut, it makes for a very frosty feel to your card.
    Lorraine

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  17. Very cute card, Mary! I love the adorable penguins!

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  18. Hi Mary, I love this! I almost went with Penguins too- I have so many penguin stamps, it's crazy! But deer won the day today. Have a great week, hugs, Shaz XxX

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  19. awesome card Mary - the penguins are such fun!!! Big hugs rachel x

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  20. This is a gorgeous card, MAry. I love the look of your snow and ice. You captured that icy look so well!

    Those penguins are really sweet. They were a great choice for the Christmas creatures. While popping around to comment, I saw other penguins too, so you were on the right track using them!!!

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  21. Hi Mary, it's more than OK gorgeous card, lovey your dancing penguins and perfect for the challenge, we've had a brilliant selection of animals for this challenge, it's been fun, Kate x

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  22. Almost a ready made card. Those penguins sure know how to have fun. Love your colouring. Hope your having a nice relaxing Easter. The rain has let off for today so I managed to get out in the garden all day. I will pay for it tomorrow I expect with aches and pains. Hugs Mrs A.

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  23. A super Christmas card Mary, such a fun image and lovely background.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  24. What a jolly trio of penguins Mary....such a happy card. Happy Easter, hope you're having a good weekend. Carol x

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  25. This card is fabulous Mary ... love it...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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  26. That is the cutest trio of penguins and your coloring is wonderful too!

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  27. What an adorable image, Mary! Love your colors and the beautiful, snowflake die cut background. What a fabulous job you did designing this one!

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  28. These penguins are so adorable Mary! You just have to smile seeing that image! :) Love it with the snowflake border. xx

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  29. I love penguins so your card is a winner with me Mary. Hope you are both well. Hugs Christine x PS My card is finally up!

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  30. Awwww, how CUTE! I just love those adorable penguins and the pretty background!
    Hugs,
    Pam

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  31. A popular choice this challenge is the penguin! Love your dancing trio aren't they fun! Hugs Zoe x

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  32. Love the fabulous dancing Penguins and great die-cut background
    Carol x

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  33. Cute card!! Love the penguins!
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn❤️

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  34. Love those penguins, they look as if they know how to celebrate well.

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  35. Fabulous card Mary..such super penguins...I have just arrived back from my easter holiday we have been staying in a little cottage in Wales with no internet...and it snowed! Xxxx

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  36. I love your dancing penguins. They are such a happy trio. It's a very sweet card Mary. Barbxx

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  37. Penguins are so cute esp when they’re done so nicely too, love the snowflake background as well, Mary. Well done.
    Thanks for sharing and for popping over too!
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  38. Those playful penguins are just darling! Such a fun card, Mary.

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