Thursday, December 3, 2015

Penguin Weather

     Since penguins are birds who live in the southern hemisphere, does that mean they head north when winter closes in?  I guess, since they can't fly, they have to just stay put and weather the icy storms.  This one was smart enough to wrap up in his scarf and top hat.  :-D


     The stamp is from Sparkle n Sprinkle, and I used Black Detail Embossing Powder (also from SnS), heat embossed to get the glossy black on the penguin.  I used my ProMarkers to color the hat and scarf, and his cold little feet.  :-D  I added loose glitter to the snow and also to the spaces on the die cut (Spellbinders).

     I matted the die cut image with red CS, then layered it onto blue CS and die cut the corners.  The red ribbon is from my Christmas stash, probably from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The sentiment tag is also a die cut from Spellbinders.  I used silvery snowflakes which were in my stash and added the little white bow with the pearl for a bit of texture.  Finally, I added all the layers to a white card front.

     With the exception of the blue CS, everything on here was taken from deep hiding places in my stash.  :-D

     Challenges:
Artistic Inspirations
A Snowflakes Promise
Cards in Envy
Clear It Out
Crafting from the Heart
Craft Your Passion
Crafty Sentiments Designs
Creative Card Crew
Cuttlebug Mania
Get Creative
Incy Wincy
Lemon Shortbread
Love to Scrap
Paper Minutes
Scrapy Land
Unicorn Challenge

     I haven't done heat embossing for a couple of months and I had forgotten how much I enjoy both it and the results.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

24 comments:

  1. Love the blue and red together on this card and the cute penguin! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy for our Layers card challeange!

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  2. This is too cute. Love the glossy look of the penguin. He looks all warm and cozy in his blue scarf too. So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge and congrats on being a Featured Artist!

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  3. What a great combination of colours to show off that cute and warm penguin. A fabulous card

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  4. Gorgeous penguin love his scarf and hat. A wise penguin
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  5. This is a cute penguin. Thanks for sharing with us this month. Lisa DT Unicorn Challenge

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  6. Well I just ADORE penguins and this one is super cute!! Great card my friend! HUGS

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  7. Snow much fun and snow very cute too! Of course you already know I love that blue background. He's a cute little guy for sure.
    Lynn

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  8. Hi this is a gorgeous card I love the penguin.Thank you for joining us at the Unicorn Challenge Blog for Challenge 4 “Winter Time” Hugs Jackie (DT)

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  9. What a sweet penguin card! I love his cozy scarf! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #31!

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  10. Darling card, Connie! I especially like red, white, blue theme! Your black coloring is great (I admire that there's no feathering- pun not intended). Have a great weekend! Hugs, de

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  11. Hmmm . . . good question! And a very cute card! Great colors, adorable image and fun layout. Thanks for playing with LTSCB.

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  12. What an adorable little penguin! Love all his layers, too! Thank you for joining us at Cards in Envy! ~ Marilyn

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  13. Love your coloring of the penguin. Very beautiful red, white and blue card. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Scrapy Land challenge and can't wait to be your next beautiful project or card with us soon. Nancy Hill, Scrapy Land Design Team

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  14. Adorable! But did you have to use THAT sentiment. We had our first snow storm of the season last night. :)

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  15. Hi, Connie! I'm back with a different hat this time! Thanks for joining us in the {Scrapy Land Challenge}! Hope to see your pretty projects again.
    crafty hugs,
    de

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  16. Fabulous! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes
    Hugs
    Dewi

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  17. Great card. Very nice design. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

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  18. Another little cutie! I love the image & I now have a picture in my head of all those little penguins huddled together to weather the storm in their little hats & scarves! Too cute!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  19. Great fun card

    Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

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  20. That penguin looks ready for whatever the weather brings in his pretty scarf! Thank you for joining our Winter Challenge at Crafty Sentiments. Julie, DT

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  21. LOL - what a well dressed penguin! I love it. Thanks for showing your Card for paperminutes.
    hugs
    mamapia

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  22. Thank you for joining us at Get Creative Challenges with this great card which has such a fun image of the penguin wrapped up in his scarf. Good luck Christine DT xx

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  23. How adorable and fun winter card. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Sparkle N Sprinkle.
    Merry Christmas!
    Eret x

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  24. Love the cute penguin and die cut frame---Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    Carol DT x

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