Sunday, December 8, 2019

Breaking tradition

This Penny Black snowman has got to be one of the cutest snowmen, ever.   As you can tell, I'm breaking out of the traditional red/green holiday colors and going with a purple pop - hahaha.  He's been colored with prisma pencils and gamsol, with stardust stickles added to his hat band, as well as the foam snowflake.  The smile is a die cut, and I'm betting he brought a smile out of you.
I've entered these challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - AG
Allsorts - snowman/snowflake
ArtsyStamper - winter holiday
Catch the Bug - AG
Craft-Dee BowZ - AG
Crafty Catz - AG/Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - AG
Dare 2B Artzy - holiday fun
Mod Squad - non-traditional Christmas colors
Penny Black Saturday - AG/sparkle and shine
Polkadoodles - AG

Friday, December 6, 2019

Sweet holiday

I can't resist these adorable penguins from Whimsy, by the artist Crissy Armstrong.   I've colored with prisma pencils and gamsol, and added stardust stickles to his hat, as well as the white portion of the ginormous candy cane.  My sentiment is computer generated.   The two dots on the upper corner are candi-dots, which you don't see used often, but I love them, knowing I don't need extra padding to mail it, like brads would, as they'd poke through your envelope.
Wishing y'all out there as sweet a holiday as this little penguin's.
I've entered these challenges:

ArtsyStamper - winter holiday
Craft-Dee BowZ - AG
Crafty Catz - AG/last minute Christmas
Crafty Friends - AG
Cute Card Thursday - AG
Dare 2B Artzy - holiday fun
Di's Digi Designs - animals acting like humans
Digi Choosday - AG
My Besties International - AG
My Besties Spanish - AG
Polkadoodles - AG
The Paper Shelter - celebration


Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Penguin presents

I can't say for certain just what company this image comes from, but you have to admit, he is a pretty adorable penguin.  I've colored with prisma pencils and gamsol, and I thought the red/white striped background really made the image pop, so I left the design clean and simple.  Thanks for coming in to view this cutie-pie.
I've entered the following challenges:

Allsorts - Christmas gifts
Artsystampers - winter holiday
Craft-Dee BowZ - AG
Crafty Catz - AG/CAS
Crafty Friends - AG
Di's Digi Designs - animals acting like humans
Digi Choosday - AG
Double Trouble - wrap it up - tie it up
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - AG
Polkadoodles - AG

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Formal penguin

Well, this penguin from Judith is sporting his bow tie for a formal occasion - isn't he adorable?    I've had this wooden stamp for a while now, and even have some accessory hat stamps for him, but I wanted the focus on his tie this time around.   Simply framing him with a couple die cuts is all I thought this card needed.    Thanks for coming in to look.

I've entered these challenges:

Crafty Catz - AG/CAS
Crafty Friends - AG
Digi Choosday - AG
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - AG
Polkadoodles - AG
The Paper Shelter - blast from the past

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Moovelous day

I couldn't resist putting this sentiment with this adorable cow from the Bugaboo digital store.  I put a touch of red to the flower, then coordinated a bit of red, by adding the swiss polka-dotted heart to draw attention in.   A simply cute, but eye-catching card.   Hoping your day is just as "moo-velous"!

I've entered the following challenges:

Craft-Dee BowZ - AG
Crafty Catz - AG/spots
Tuesday Throwdown - punny sentiment

Holiday kitty

This cute kitten, sporting its polka dotted scarf, is from the Bugaboo digital store.  You need to look close to see the stitching detail around the framing from the die cut I used.   I computer generated the sentiment and added the foam tree sticker.  This was one of the many cards donated to both charities listed to your right - you might want to check them out to see how you could become a contributor and spread some smiles!
I've entered these challenges:

Crafty Catz - AG/spots and/or stripes
Creative Craft Cottage - bows
Cute Card Thursday - winter
Cutie Pie - animal + cute
Tuesday Throwdown - punny sentiment

Cozy holiday

This is another digital from the Bugaboo store, that seems to abound with cute, easy to color images.   I computer generated the sentiment, added the glitzy tree foam sticker, and just framed in my image and background, and, voila, this card is ready to be sent off (which was donated to Bring Smiles To Seniors).
I've entered these challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - AG
Catch the Bug - color challenge
Crafty Catz - AG
Crafty Friends - Christmas
Cupcake Inspirations - snowman
Cute Card Thursday - winter
Double Trouble - glitz + snowman
Polkadoodles - AG