Sunday, February 25, 2018

Cool Christmas


I was recently gifted with this super cute and fun Stampendous stamp and die set by a thoughtful blogger (MiamiKel) and couldn't wait to make a card with it. I stamped the penguin and colored him with Copics, then stamped and colored the sweater and cap before die-cutting them and adding them. I found the remainder of an old set of papers from CTMH that I'd forgotten about and used 2 panels of them, stamping the snowflakes that came with the set at the top of each panel with white pigment ink. If you click the photo to enlarge you can see them a little better. I added a stitched hillside and some stitched snowflakes from Lawn Fawn and used one of the sentiments from the stamp set and called this one done.

I'm sharing this with the February Rudolph days challenge which is always about Christmas. The challenge begins on the 25th and ends when the month does. Since February is a short month, I knew I needed to get this one entered in a timely manner, so I'm an early bird for once :)

I'm also sharing it with the Happy Little Stampers February Christmas challenge which is "anything goes" with an optional twist of adding hearts. I didn't add any hearts but if you look at this cute little guy's face, you'll see a heart :)

Thanks for stopping by and I'm hoping for a little sunshine one day soon! We've had the drearies with rain for 4 solid days now and I'm starting to miss that big old sun way too much!

Carol

26 comments:

jimlynn said...

I still have a couple of pieces of that CTMH patterned paper too! Still love it. Love your little snowman and those big snowflakes. Cute card!
Lynn

Jane Willis said...

Awwwww, this is so sweet. I love that plaid panel, it adds a real cosiness to the snowy scene
Jane

scrAPpamondo said...

This little guy is so sweet and cute and your design show him so well!! Kelly has been so kind! Love your layout with that plaid paper stripe and the delicate snowflakes stamped all over! :)
Happy Sunday!

Heidi Stamps said...

That is such a sweet stamp! I love the coloring too! This is a great card! The Rudolph Days are so short in February! I hope to have mine up tomorrow!

Jean said...

What a cute little character, I love your colouring and it goes so well with the lovely plaid paper.
Hope you see some sunshine soon.
Jean x

scrappymo! said...

A Sweet stamp made up into a sweet card! Very nice indeed, Carol.

I enlarged the photo and i could clearly see the white stamped snowflakes.
The stitched die cut ones are pretty...love that stitched look.

Thanks for taking part in the February Rudolph Days Challenge.

Daffodil Cards said...

Gorgeous image, love his paper piecing and the snowflakes, so pretty, great design in all ways.
Faith
x

cotnob said...

A super card Carol, such a cute penguin and lovely colours.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

MaryH said...

How kind Bloggers can be, and what a sweet gift MiamiKel sent to you. He's adorable. Love how you've done the sweater, as it looks very much like a textile. It's a wonderful presentation of a cute penguin and the plaid dp also looks very much like winter fabric! The stitched snowflakes are just the perfect embellie to create this wintery ensemble! (we have dreary today as well, a little rain, but after our pretty days of sunshine, can't complain!) TFS & Hugs

Claire said...

Aww he's adorable and you've made him look perfect. I love that check paper, reminds me of a snuggly winter blanket so fab choice for your card, its great x

Verna Angerhofer said...

So very fun with that cute image and I love the plaid pattern paper used.

Liz said...

Super card, Carol, I love the cute little penguin and the tartan panel looks great. xx

Kathleen said...

That is one real cute penguin and love he tartan papers, super card.

Kath x

aussie aNNie said...

What a lovely thought and gift, great card and gorgeous colours.[aNNie' blog]
 ❤️

Janice M said...

He is just too cute! Love all the stitching(hills and snowflakes)looks great paired with the plaid.

Linby said...

oh I love the tartan with the penguin, what a fab layout.

JD/ Jill said...

How sweet is that Penguin? And you made a fabulous card using him!

Brenda said...

I am missing Mr. Sun too Carol!!! Where is it? Supposed to come out today, but not looking so great right now. lol This has been one dreary winter once again and I'm so over it. lol Love, love, love this sweet card! The papers you used are fabulous-especially that plaid! Your sweet image is just to cute all bundled up and your snowflakes finish this card off perfectly. Hugs, Brenda

Stampsnob. said...

Cute cute and even more cute .........Lis

Wendy said...

Gorgeous!!! Of Carol, you created such a lovely Christmas card! That penguin is too cute and I love the colors in your plaid paper! Absolutely CUTE! TFS and I agree on the cloudy, rainy days....Need some sunshine and soon!! Hugs~

Joan said...

Fab card, that penguin is just so cute ,love his sweater !

Loll said...

That penguin is super cute ... especially decked out with sweater and toque. Love the patterned paper that looks like wood plaid. Fantastic design!

Linda said...

This little guy is just too cute! Great design. Thank you for playing along with the HLS Christmas challenge xx

Whisper said...

Aaaah what a cute penguin and great colour combo too, thanks for joining us at February's Rudolph Days Challenge, Luv Sam x

Sue - said...

Cute card! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Oh my goodness this is adorable!