Friday, November 24, 2017

Twinkling star

This cute penguin comes from Stampavie, of the Laurence collection.   As you can see, I carried on the star theme, by adding die cut glittery stars.   A couple stacked doilies behind my image, and you'll also see that I used a corner rounder punch that also cut stars at the same time.   And, of course, my cute penguin background paper, that I've used in a few prior cards also, it's so fitting.
I have entered these challenges:

Crafty Catz - AG/winter colors
Cute Card Thursday - stars
Di's Digi Designs - wings, tails or feathers
Little Miss Muffet - AG
The Paper Shelter - a Christmas card

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Penguin love

There's nothing like being surrounded by a few good friends, and this girl from The Paper Shelter seems to be enjoying hers -- and, it looks like the love is being reciprocated.   I've colored with my usual, favorite prismas.   The oval frame has been die cut, as have the trees.  The addition of foam snowmen and a tiny white bow and this card is ready for mailing off.  Thanks so much for coming in to view!
I have entered the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments Designs - baby, it's cold outside
Di's Digi Designs - wings, tails or feathers
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - AG
The Paper Shelter - a Christmas card

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Beary special love

It may be a bit on the early side, but if you tire of crafting those holiday cards, you can take a break, and work on some "heart cards" you can contribute, for a great cause, "Cards for Little Hearts", starting in January.  You can read more about it, direct from Christina Hor, who started these card drives for hospitalized children with congenital heart issues.  Click on the cute little bear link to your right on this screen, and it'll take you directly there.   This is one of my cards that I've recently completed, using an adorable bear from the DigiStamp Boutique.  The sentiment was computer generated.
I have entered these challenges:

Crafty Friends - add a sentiment
Cute Card Thursday - birds/animals
DigiStamp Boutique - AG
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - AG

Yahoo, what fun !!

This little boy and his faithful friend are determined to conquer that ski hill.  This image comes from Lili of the Valley, which I've colored with prismas.  I've used a corner punch to notch the corners, and added sparkly snowflake ribbon along the bottom.   Otherwise, kept to a simple design for easier mailing, as well as the safety of a child to receive it.
I have entered these challenges:

Come and Get It - winter sports
Crafty Catz - AG
Crafty Sentiments Designs - baby, it's cold outside
Cute Card Thursday - birds/animals
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - AG
Send a Smile 4 Kids - AG 4 kids

Sunday, November 19, 2017

All bundled up

This image comes from Lili of the Valley and not only is the baby penguin adorable, but so is the sweet little girl, giving him a helping hand.  I've colored with my favorite medium of prismas, and added stickles to her hat and the snow.  The mittens, tree and large snowflake (with a sparkle gem added to the center) are die cuts, while the little snowflakes on the mittens were from a punch.  The doily and foam snowman were in my stash, and the cute penguin background paper was gifted to me by my BFF, Gail -- thanks, girlfriend!
I have entered these challenges:

Crafty Catz - AG
Crafty Friends - add a sentiment
Crafty Sentiments Designs - winter
Cute Card Thursday - birds/animals
Send a Smile 4 Kids - AG 4 kids
The Paper Shelter - add some snowflakes

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Playful penguin

This cutie-patootie comes from Whimsy Stamps, drawn by artist Crissy Armstrong -- I'm just in love with all her penguins!  I've colored with prismas, added stickles to the snow to give it some shine, and computer-generated the verse.
The snowman is a glittered foam-embellishment, and the penguin is a brad.   The trees are a die cut, and I've tucked a doily behind, and added a couple shiny candi-dots to finish this off.    I'm betting this little guy is enticing you to come out and play!
I have entered these challenges:

Crafty Catz - AG
Crafty Friends - add a sentiment
Crafty Sentiments Designs - winter
Cute Card Thursday - birds/animals
Little Miss Muffet - AG
Send a Smile 4 Kids - AG 4 kids
Whimsy Stamps - AG

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Nursing care

How many times does someone take extra special care of us in our time of need, and go unrecognized?  I colored this sweet Lili of the Valley image and sent if off to the nursing desk a while back, where my husband had been hospitalized for a few days.  I did faux stitching around my image, the corners were done with a punch, and the remainder is just layering, so it made for ease in mailing.
I have entered these challenges:

Come and Get It - thank you
Cute Card Thursday - birds/animals
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - AG
Tuesday Throwdown - so very thankful