Monday, 15 September 2014

Baby, It's Cold Outside!

Actually, I should say "Baby, it's WET outside!" Urgh.... It's raining ... And so ends Summer.

Hello friends! Here's a card I meant to share with you last week... but that never happened! So here it is, albeit a few days late. I've been playing with Chocolate Baroque's Snowy Penguins clear stamp set ... those pingus are seriously adorable!

Here's an easy card to make. You can prepare the various components in advance and put them all together. Perfect for mass production. It's not bulky which makes it great for mailing. Leave out the bling and it's flat as a pancake - ready to fly across oceans.

Start by heat embossing the snowflakes from the Snowy Penguins set with Stampendous Detail White Opaque Embossing Powder.

Ink the background in shades of blue with TH Distress Inks in Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans and Tumbled Glass.

Stamp the sentiment in the sky with VersaFine Majestic Blue.

Next, stamp the penguins and Mr Snowman on bleed-proof white card stock, colour and fussy cut the images. I coloured with Graph'It markers: Antartic, Cool Grey 0, Fresh Mint, Neutral Grey 0, Neutral Grey 1, Coral, Lipstick, Ruby

Take another piece of white card, run it through the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder and cut humped pieces that look like snow dunes. Lightly ink the edges in pale blue VersaMagic Aspen Mist and Sea Breeze.

To assemble the card: adhere the snow dunes on the inked background, followed by the penguins and snowman. I used foam tape for dimension. You can kick it up a notch by adding some sparkle and glitter.

How about we take these guys to a few challenges:

CHNC September Extra: AG Christmas
Completely Christmas #29: AG Christmas
Christmas Card Challenge #42: Colour Challenge
Festive 48: AG Christmas
CHNC #194: Silent Night
Stamping Sensation September: Things with Wings - penguins
Robyn's Fetish #229: Use Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots
Crafting When We Can #78: Christmas Come Early

Also, there's a colour Challenge on at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and the colours are suspiciously similar to the ones I've used today. Hope you'll be inspired to play along!

Thanks for stopping by today and I'll see ya tomorrow with a non-Christmas creation (I heard that sigh of relief! LOL).



  1. WOW - Asha, this is fabulous. I love the background and what a gorgeous set of stamps. Fabulous colouring too! TFS

  2. Adorable image and card! Thank you for sharing with us at CWWC Christmas Come Early Challenge.

  3. Those penguins certainly are adorable, Asha, and you've created a fabulous card with them. So colourful and cheerful! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


  4. Yay!! More penguins!! :) I love this with the large snowflakes and stitching details! Wonderful creation my friend! HUGS

  5. Loving that darling snowman with his penguin friends, Asha! Beautiful card and I love the chilly blues you chose.

  6. What a cute and darling card with those little penguins and great snowman images. I don't mind snow on paper but would hate to see it flying just yet! LOL

  7. Another gorgeous card Asha, I love those cute penguins they are so adorable. The background is so pretty. Anet x

  8. Thanks for entering our Christmas Card Challenge with your lovely card!
    Monica - CCC DT

  9. adorable scene Asha, great background. You must have so many Xmas cards by now!

  10. This is adorable Asha, such cute pengies and absolutely perfect for our theme at Stamping Sensations challenge, thanks so much for sharing your lovely card with us.

    B x

  11. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges and our Completely Christmas 29 with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  12. Wonderful way to use an embossing pad, beautifully crafted card, thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish challenges this week.

  13. Wonderful card, Asha! Love the snowman and penguins. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

  14. More penguins! LOVE! I love the embossed & inked snowhills :)

  15. Love the jolly scene and the many fabulous details on this card.
    Thanks a lot for joining in with my Festive 48. Hope you can link up again next week. Marina

  16. Wow! So many fun techniques in this adorable card! Love the background and those cute penguins! Thanks for playing our Christmas Card Challenge!

  17. lovely use the color challenge Asha and I love the Image so so cuute and nice coloring too...really you always make great christmas are you at the weekend Asha I was busy cooking springroll ...if you my neighbour you can come here and give it a try...hugs, Monika

  18. Gorgeous card & I love the pop of red! Nice scenery too...

    Thanks so much for playing along with us @ Crafting When We Can & hope to see you back for our No Designer Paper challenge!!!

  19. Hi Asha, thank you for bringing your cute penguins over to CHNC Extra, love the snowman too.

  20. Love yourr image, cute.
    Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations.
    Happy crafting,
    Tracy x


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