Saturday, 29 March 2014

Christmas Card Club - Cute Christmas

I am dedicating this post to Lorraine, who chose the "Cute Christmas"  theme for this fortnight.
I am so glad we will be all making such cute and cheery cards as Lorraine has left us...hopefully, only for a short time.  Hope you see these posts Lorraine and have a wee smile at the barrage of cuteness!

Around the middle of January 2013, my local scrapbook store had a 75% off Christmas sale. I picked up a set of stamps and matching dies. This little fellow was one of them!   I thought he would look cute on a card or a tag.

I had some snippets of Studio Calico Take Note that looked like the pattern of an igloo and some other random snippets in the colours of the March Moodboard at Two Peas in a Bucket. So I decided to stick with that colour scheme for my card. It was fun as it helped speed up the selection process....sometimes I can get bogged down choosing. lol

I inked up the edges of the DP with some black ink, and then added a snippet of Prima Devine to which I added a  K&Co black glittered border (leftover from a wedding album I made last year).  I placed my stamped and diecut penguin over the border and tucked the sentiment up in the top right.

I had some 3D tree cut out from a RAK I won. I used them to tie in the green shades from the moodboard. They are a bit brighter than the moodboard but they work for me.  I balance the card with a flurry of snowflakes from Inkadinkadoo. I stamped them with versamark and embossed them with a silver EP. I felt like it looked bare so I looped some fine silver card and glued it on top of the snowflake image.  A K&Co snowflake from my stash, hid the glue.

I used a bunch of varying colours and sizes of blue diamonds to highlight here and there.
Here is a photo of the inside...

Recipe:
Card base and envelope - from my stash
DP - snippets of Studio Calico Take Note from my stash, and a thin strip of Prima Devine for the bit under the border. Green dotted paper is an  unknown snippet
Border - K&Co black glittered border
Bling - blue diamonds from my stash
Cord - fine silver cord from my stash
Stamps - Iinkadinkadoo Snowflakes; Sizzix Penguin stamp
Die cut- Sizzix Penguin, Spellbinders snowflake (inside)
Sentiment chalkboard - Heidi Swap
3D tree stickers - Doodlebug


I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - must be Christmas, anything goesl
3. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - must cover card front with paper
4. MFP Speedy TV  Christmas Card Challenge - must be Christmas
5. Two Peas In A Bucket - March Moodboard Challenge
6.. Christmas Card Club - Cute Christmas

34 comments:

  1. Well he's a cute little fella Maureen. I have a penguin digi which I am going to use to make another card since I wasn't happy with my offering today. Love all the other elements you have added to your card - and the inside too. Have a good day. Hugs Christine xx

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  2. Hi Maureen this is adorable. What a cute penguin and love how you used your snippets! Susan xx

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  3. Looks like you picked up some bargains in the sale, such a cute card. xx

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  4. hi there - this is my first christmas card club card visit so hello!!! Loving your cute card! Looking forward to future visits! Big Hugs Rachel xx

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  5. That penguin is too cute, Maureen... and you didn't leave out the sparkly bits. Have a lovely Sunday, my friend!
    hugs,Asha

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  6. Hi Maureen,
    what a super cute Christmas card.
    Love your super designing and and that fab penguin is wonderful.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  7. What a cute Christmas Card. I love the little Christmas Trees and your design is wonderful. Love it...

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  8. Hi
    Fabulous card.... Love the cute Penquin.....
    Fabulous
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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  9. So sweet - wouldn't you love to have a pet Penguin waddling around the house - I know I would!!! He could use my cat's litter box and I would buy him a kiddie pool to splash in!
    Sandy xx

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  10. So cute and fun! Love the inside too.
    Lynn

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  11. The top one reminds me of my chicks (:) and the bottom one is a favorite due to the colour/style. Well done! GAT

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  12. Delightfully cute! Loved the card and I always enjoy reading about the super finds you scored and how you turn them into lovely embellies for your finished card. Each one worked so well to tie in on this cute card. Great dimension on the trees and Mr. Penguin was cute as he can be! TFS & Hugs.

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  13. Awww such a cute penguin! fab card for the challenge Maureen:) I'm trying to be good and doing the insides of my cards as well up to now I've done them all lol we'll see how it goes...lots of huggles Sue xxxxxxxxxxxx

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  14. Hi again. Just checking and didn't see my earlier comment show,so since I'm not sure that blogger isn't messing up, I'll comment again! Loved your delightfully cute penguin card. It's always great find to read about your bargain finds, and the wonderful ways in which you use them. The dimensional trees were terrific, and the snowflake die was great with Mr Penguin. You made all the pretty embellies uniquely your own to trim this sweet & cute card. TFS & Happy Sunday.

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  15. Like Rachel this is my very first visit in the Christmas card club. Your backing paper does indeed look like an igloo pattern so just perfect to go with your cute little penguin. hugs Mrs A.

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  16. Jolly cute card for the CCC challenge - and thanks for adding for my CHNC challenge extra for March and my Patterned Paper March challenge x

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  17. Very cute there Mo. Love that penguin.
    Hugs
    xx

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  18. What an adorable little penguin he is, so cute. A lovely card.
    Lorraine

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  19. yes thats a cute cute penguin....great card....love that you always do a complete job...inside and all...you inspire me ...I will finish my cards! xxxx

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  20. What a cute penguin along with all those darling embellishments! I love the bling and papers! Adorbs!

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  21. This is such a cute card.
    I love that little penguin ;)

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  22. Hullo Maureen two lovely cards but must confess it is the second one I love.. thanks so much for popping over, Shaz in oz.x

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  23. Well Maureen - the theme was 'cute' and this really is sooooo cute. I lurve penguins (think it's because me 'n penguins have the same sort of walk - lol) Great choice of embellishments as well.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

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  24. Aw, I adore the penguin Mo - two great cards!

    Sorry I'm a bit late commenting - didn't expect such a rush of little feet into the Playground yesterday!

    Hugs

    Di
    xx

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  25. What bargains Maureen just brilliant.
    your jolly ittle penguin is so adorable (love penguins)
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  26. Beautiful inside and out Mo. Love the colours you have used. You are not the only one huni - I regularly get caught up with shall I use this or that, which papers go with that lol and so on Karen x

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  27. Gorgeous card Maureen - just love your chubby penuin!

    Karen x

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  28. This is a lovely Christmas card Maureen, such a cute penguin.
    Pauline
    x

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  29. leuke kaart met de pinguin. Je hebt zo alvast weer een kaartje voor je voorraad voor komend jaar. Fijn dat je meedoet bij CHCC Extra.

    Groetjes, Renate

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  30. A delightful card Maureen. The penguin is adorable and I like the mix of snippets you've used. many thanks for your comment today ... you are so right about us not wishing we didn't know about sciatica/shoulder pain but I know it will ease off in time. We'll both be taking it easy with the gardening from now on ... taking on board your tip to just pull a few weeds at a time. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

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  31. He is super cute. I really like the trees and the blue gems at the bottom. What a great Christmas card.

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  32. Really, really cute card Mo. Love that penguin. x

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  33. Hi Mo, I had to smile when I saw your card, this little penguin is sooo cute! This will bring lots of christmas cheer to the lucky recipient, Cathy x

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