Monday, July 6, 2015

Baby, It's Cold Outside-Merry Monday #166 and SPDSS 28

July 6, 2015

I was feeling a little down today due to some health issues with my Mom, so I needed a little pick me up.  I saw that the  Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge  wanted a card using penguins this week.  I absolutely love my little penguin stamp from  SugarPea Designs  - (Tee-Rific  stamp set) so, a fun thought popped into my head and I went straight to my happy place---my craft room!  I had so much fun creating this card and it certainly made me smile!  I hope you smile, too!


I stamped the penguin on Neenah Solar White paper and colored it with Copic Markers.  I fussy cut him and then stamped another hat on a matching sheet of the papers from the Santa & Friends paper pack from Paper Studios.  (Sorry, I can't find a link for it online.  It may be retired.)  I used my favorite Marvy  Snow Pen on his hat to create the fur.  I just love it!  I stamped a candy cane in Strawberry Slush and heat embossed it in clear powder and added it in his hand.  I sat him aside while I worked on my card.

Papers were selected from the Santa & Friends Paper Pack and a large rectangle was cut using my stitched dies for the front of the card.  I used a strip of polka dots across the card.  Another rectangle was cut and the corners rounded for the next panel.  I cut a white panel and added my sentiment with black Versa Fine ink and heat embossed in clear powder.  Using Garden Green ink, I stamped off a few trees and sponged some Soft Sky for the background.  Both the trees and sentiment are retired Stampin' Up sets that I have in my stash.  A few snowflakes were added with the Soft Sky ink.  Wink of Stella was added to the penguin, candy cane  and the trees for a pop of shine.  I also added Glossy Accents to the candy cane.  It looks real now! 

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Have a great week!



  1. Totally adorable, Claire! I just love the coloring on your sweet golfer penguin - that candy cane is darling! And I love how you layered the patterns behind him! I'm so glad playing along at Merry Monday gave you a lift today - your penguin made me smile too!!

  2. What an adorable penguin, Claire! I love his beret and candy cane! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

  3. This is really cute! Love how he's taking his candy cane to the forest to eat :-)

  4. Really love this card, Claire! Your penguin is so cute and I love the candy cane he's holding! I'm glad this challenge could bring a smile to your face!! Take care & thanks for playing along with us over at Merry Monday! :)

  5. Wow! absolutely love your card Claire. Your coloring is awesome.

  6. Claire, this is such a fun, adorable card! The hat on your little penguin just makes me smile - he's so cute!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Merry Monday!

  7. Absolutely adorable Claire! Hope your mom is better soon!


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