Monday, January 6, 2020

Puttin' on the Ritz

     Today we start our 5th challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps and our theme is always "Anything Goes."  With Valentine's Day right around the corner, Jan has released a darling new set called "Puttin' on the Ritz."  Although it works well for a Valentine salute, it's pretty versatile and can work for lots of occasions.  For my card, I reversed the image using MS Word before I printed it.

     I have to say that of all the penguin stamps I have in my collection, this one is among the top 5 favorites!  As new as it is, it made its way into my heart immediately. 

Colored with ProMarkers, highlights with polychromos pencils & gamsol
Cut with Unbranded cross stitch die
Edges inked with SU ink pad
Background CS embossed with "Linen" folder
Silver brads added to diagonal corners

A Gem of a Challenge
Angie's Digital
Brown Sugar
Crafter's Cafe
Crafty Friends
Dragonfly Dreams
Lil Patch of ...
Simon Says Stamp
Stamping Sensations
Word Art Weds.

     Jan's Digi Stamps is having a design team call.  Details can be found here.  You can use this link:

     Come play with us this fortnight and get your name into the draw to win a $10 gift card to Jan's shop!  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


meg said...

He's adorable and beautifully coloured a wonderful CAS layout perfect to show him off

Mia said...

Adorable penguin, Connie! Beautiful card!

Linda Simpson said...

I love this card Connie, that penguin is just the cutest. Hope you are keeping well.
Linda xxx

*Vicki* said...

Oh that penguin is just as cute as a button and I can see why he's moved up to your top fave list!! I love penguins anyway and this one has captured my heart for sure! Love your card with the stitching frame!! HUGS

Donna Ellis said...

Your burgundy color choice on this cute little guy's hat is the perfect amount of elegance to go along with the flowers and hearts, Connie! So precious, how could he not immediately enter our hearts. The cross stitch edges of your die remarkably show of the romantic color in the back! Beautifully done! hugs, de

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I agree about the penguin, I saw him on someone else's blog and went crazy for him. Your colouring is awesome and I love the stitched frame. Your card is perfect.
Faith x
PS Thanks for the tips on the links, I will do :)

Sheryl said...

Connie this is so adorably romantic. He is such a sweet little guy surely he will be in everyone's top 5!
Hugs Sheryl xxx

Joy Wilson said...

Lovely card! The sentiment is right on! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

Monica C. said...

So pretty, he is a heart-stealer! Lovely card too.
Hugs Monica

brenda said...

A real fun Penguin image, many thanks for sharing your pretty card and joining us at Stamping Sensations 'Favourite Stamps' theme.

B x

crafty-stamper said...

Great CAS card and really love this cute penguin image with the hearts-thank you for the lovely comment
Carol x

Julie Odil said...

Great coloring on this NC! I just love his top hat!

Mel Gee said...

He is adorable. Thank you for entering our Challenge at Dragonfly Dreams https://
Mel DT

Diane Louise J said...

Hello... it’s so lovely to see you have shared one of your gorgeous cards with us. Thanks for entering your cute penguin card into our ‘Something New’ Challenge. Good luck in the draw and hope you will come back again soon.
Diane Louise [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Judy V said...

Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us at Gem of a Challenge!

Anne Temple said...

This is so sweet. This guy is one of my favorite penguins too and you've colored him beautifully.

Mynn xx said...

Too cute! Love your fabulous coloring and clean design! Thanks for joining us at Crafter’s Castle! Hugs! Mynn xx :)

Jennifer_GlitterInMyHair said...

So cute! Thanks for sharing it with us at Polkadoodles’ Gems Challenge good luck and hope to see you again!

Jennifer, DT

Lynne K said...

He's very cute! I can see why he's a favourite. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Stamping Sensations.


Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Kim said...

Fabulous card. I agree love should be shared. Thanks for joining the challenge at Angie's Digital Stamps Challenge Blog.