Thursday, December 6, 2012

Holiday Cheer

The Whimsy and Stars Studio Blog Hop is still running through tomorrow.
You can find my post for it here.
The amazing Tracy Payne was way ahead of me in votes at Fashionista, but if you still haven't
voted  and would like to add a few more to my card I'd sure love it.  ☺  You guys are the best!

     Have you noticed how many penguin stamps and images are out there this year?  I love this little fellow called "Penguin with Gift" from Mo's Digital Pencil and I've used him on my DT card for this week's "Anything Goes" challenge at DP2.  Wonder if there are fish in that present?  LOL
     Lots of layers and a bit of black to compliment Mr. Penguin.  For the snowflake I first covered it with gesso and then lightly added some modeling paste for texture.  The finishing touches were a little Stickles and a shiny rhinestone.
     Since it's the first challenge of December you can use any Mo image you have to play along.  Hope to see your creation in the entries!  There's a $5.00 voucher up for grabs.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments--anything goes + holiday sentiment
Copic Marker Europe--Christmas
Craft Us Crazy--Christmas + fave embellie
Paper Play--Christmas is coming
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'--anything goes
Crafts and Me--anything goes
Paper Pretties--Christmas inspired
Simon Says Stamp--snowflakes
Deep Ocean--so this is Christmas
Jackson's Digital Expressions--inks and such
Loves Rubber Stamps--anything goes
Papertake Weekly--anything goes
Ribbon Carousel--holiday spirit
Top Tip Tuesday--Christmas
Hooked on Craft--Christmas
Lexi's Creations--Christmas
Love to Create--holiday cheer
Make It Monday--anything goes
My Craft Spot--Merry Christmas
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner--anything Christmas
Corrosive--anything goes
Great Impressions--anything goes
The Ribbon Girl--Christmas
My Sheri Crafts--tis the season
Sketch Saturday--sketch
Cupcake Craftroom--anything goes for Christmas
Ladybug Crafts--Christmas and/or winter
Natalie and Amy's--Christmas or winter
Oozak--anything goes + red
Unique Crafters--Christmas

     Happy Thursday!

  • Paper:  Fancy Pants "Home for Christmas", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamps:  Mo's Digital Pencil "Penguin with Gift", There She Goes Clear Stamps "Holiday Cheer" sentiment
  • Ink:  Copics, Ranger Jet Black Archival, Micron pen
  • Tools:  Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles, There She Goes Clear Stamps "Just For You" banner die, sewing machine
  • Miscellaneous:  Maya Road chipboard snowflake; Liquitex gesso and modeling paste; Hang Tag String; Stardust Stickles; Glossy Accents; ribbon, pom pom trim, rhinestone, and button from my stash


Caroline said...

Tracey this is stunning the image is adorable and the layout is gorgeous. Caroline xxx

nwilliams6 said...

Wonderful sketch, awesome papers, and adorable image. Just a super card in every way!

Anja said...

I don't exactly know what makes penguins so adorable but I really like them (and my son does, too – especially DreamWorks' Penguins of Madagascar *lol*). And I love how you've colored this cutie, Tracy.
Hugs, Anja

CaroleAnn said...

This little guy is colored to perfection. I love how you did the design with the bright background papers edged with black. I love his hilights you gave him too! Just so perfect - it's a card that makes you smile!! Hugs

Lisa M said...

Gesso, molding paste? Oh be still my heart..I'm in heaven!!! You are absolutely right. There are penguins on parade here in blogland, BUT this little fella has got to be one of the cutest! Oh boy, oh boy, I do hope it's Talapia in his package!!! YUMMMM!
Terrific job never cease to inspire me. :)
p.s... Here's a tissue too {}. Well, sort of. I'll work on it.

KimCreate said...

Another beautifully executed card! Love your texture on the snowflake, the penguin is precious and I like the way you used that SB die, the black paper looks great!

NickelNook said...

Ooh...this one's fantastic, Tracy! I love the layers! I love your beautiful coloring of that sweet penguin! I love the fabulous texture of the snowflake! I love this card! :o)

Geri said...

Wow, this is nice, Tracy! Your 'bit o' black' is perfect for him...colored so perfectly and all...and love the effect on the pretty snowflake! Gorgeous!

heidy said...

Oh wow what a gorgeous card Tracy and love your coloring!!
XXX Heidy

Jinny Newlin said...

So cute, and such a fun image! Lovin' your haphazard paper placement!

Tamie said...

Simply gorgeous! Saw it over at MIM and thought I should take a closer peek! Thanks :)

Laura Love said...

What an adorable card! Love that penguin and you colored him up so cute! I love the layout too! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Loves Rubberstamps!

Carla S. said...

Fabulous card, Tracy! Love the layout and papers! Outstanding coloring of Mo's cute image!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so super cute!!! Love the fabulous design and the adorable image. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Dora said...

Awww what a real cutie, love the penguin image and all the nice papers :) Thank you for joining us for our 1st challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin this month and at Hooked on Crafts. Good luck xxx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,fabulous image,love

Bonnie Irvine said...

This card makes me smile. The image is adorable and perfectly showcased by the background papers. Love the way you use the contrasting die cutrectangles. So striking. Fabulous snowflake. Mr. Penguin looks so determined to deliver his gift.

Meihsia Liu said...

Hi, Tracy, this card is awesome. Love the bright and cute image. Thank you so much for joining us at Make It Monday this week... :)

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card Tracy, love the image, never seen this one before he is very sweet!
Great design too
Kat xx

Heidi said...

Wow this is stunning!
Such a cute image:)
Beautiful colours and design.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Marlies said...

A gorgeous card Tracy! I love that cute image! I've voted for you, hope that it helps! hugs, Marlies

Ros Crawford said...

Love all that layering and the image is adorable ... Beautiful Tracy!

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous image beautifully coloured -love the papers and layout thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner
Carol T x

Lizy said...

Ooooh love this Tracy! I love your colouring and the papers are fab! :)
Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week!
Lizy DT x

Glenda Atkins said...

Gorgeous Tracy, fabulous colouring and I just love, love your papers and design! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations for our 'Christmas' challenge!

Houses Built of Cards said...

So cute! Great color choices!!! So glad you joined us this week at My Craft Spot!!!

Athina said...

You card is just darling!

Ivonne said...

This is so beautiful. I love the cute image and the beautiful papers. And the coloring is amazing as always. Hugs, Ivonne

Pauline said...

Another gorgeous card Tracy! Your colouring is to perfection, love the added layers and all the extras - fabulous!

Sue - bearhouse said...

Oh, sorry I missed this one yesterday Tracy.
I love that image and the papers and colours are wonderful

Thank you, also, for taking part in the Ladybug Crafts Challenge this month (don't forget you can enter up to 3 times!!)

Hugs Sue

Deb.x said...

HI I love your cute penguin image & classy design, Thanks for playing at Deep Ocean, Deb.x

Lisa S. said...

I love your skewed panels Tracy and they are the perfect backdrop for this fab image. That trim is exquisite too! Terrific Christmas card. :) Hugs

Glenda said...

Lovely card! Great design, papers and image! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts!

Desire Fourie said...

This is so beautifully designed. Love the colours. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member}
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CASTOWNE said...

Terrific card.

Chana said...

Hi, Tracey! I know this is so original, but your card made me think of "Happy Feet". Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful project with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions!

Jasmine said...

This is just fabulous Tracy. I adore the penguin image you chose. I really like the papers you used, and the non-traditional Christmas colors. Gorgeous coloring and embellies to top it all off. Thanks so much for sharing at The Corrosive Challenge!

Linda R said...

So darn cute. That penguin makes me smile.. Hoping you are having a fabulous week my friend.


Kjersti said...

A great Christmas card Tracy, love the image! And your coloring is brilliant as usual:)
Have a nice weekend!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Anneke said...

Just a sweet card tracy! So lovely hugs anneke

Boxofcolours said...

Adorable Tracy, love the layout and that image is so cute!

Archana Joshi said...

This is stunning. Love the layers and cute image. Just awesome. I am so happy to see your entry at Tammyscrapincorner this week.


GiGi said...

Super cute card! I love the layout and all those wonderful papers! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

My entries are: #9, #12, #30, # 87, # 126, #127, #128, #157, #172, #173 and #176.

I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark…



Kelli Hull said...

IF there are fish inside there I'm glad this little cutie isn't headed to MY house and leave that pressie under the tree! lol

Thanks for playing along with Loves RubberStamps

Grenouille Greetings said...

Divine colourwork, Tracy! Love your paper choices and that fab stitching and the black layers really do go wonderfully! I need to say "thank you for playing along with our sketch at Sketch Saturday" too! Hugs, Lesley

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

So fabulous!! Awesome colouring on that little guy - great card :)

Berni Cuttino said...

Fabulous card the image is simply gorgeous. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Jackson‘s Digital Expression. We look forward to seeing you again.

Loz said...

Fantastic card Tracy..Loz

Pat said...

Hi Tracy!! I love this card!! And I may just have to get this Mo image! It's so stinkin' cute! And you've created the cutest card with it!! You got my vote, sugar!! Hugs. Pat Frank

mixamatoasties said...

Super card Tracy!

Thanks for joining in at Love to Create this week.


Joann Burton said...

Oh Tracey,
This is just beautiful and I love the design. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Love to Create. joann sassy raggedy

Dilyana said...

Hehe, such a cute card, Tracy! I love penguins and yours is adorable :-) I love your card sketch as well! I always find inspiration when I visit your blog :-)

As for the paper I use, yes, it is exactly watercolor paper :-) People find it strange when I say that I use it with alcohol markers but it actually works perfect for me :-) You should give it a shot :-)


Ruza Rebel said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Truly love your coloring of the penguin! Awesome layout!!! Thank you for joining us this week over at Love to Create Challenge Blog.
Ruza, LTC DT

EmonieDezigns said...

Ok this is too cute, kinda reminds me of Happy Feet! Thanks for playing with us at JDE.

Ceal said...

Total cuteness! love your layout
thanks for sharing with us this week at Loves Rubberstamps! Hope to see you again soon :)

Erin said...

What a sweet, sweet card! I love the adorable penguin & the colors are amazing! Thanks for playing with us at Great Impressions Stamps!

Mema's Crafts said...

Wow Tracy! I just love your work! your coloring is amazing and I am so loving that penguin. Again just stunning. I would love for you to join us at Mema's Crafts and share your talent with us, and while you're there enter the gift card giveaway and the challenge "Anything Goes"...your work is worth sharing.

Franz♥ said...

Oh Tracy!!! Love it so much, it's too funny and your colouring is just stunning!

A big hug, Franz.

Audrey Pettit said...

Soooo many fabulous layers and such an amazing design! Love that little penguin dude, too. They always remind me of my son. :) This is stunning, Tracy!

Ira Huberts said...

Pure gorgeousness Tracy! Love, love your penguin, it's a super adorable card!! Good luck with all your challenges, too! Hugs, Ira

Linda B said...

Love all these layers, the stitching and the Spellbinders dies... this is so gorgeous... you're work is always inspiring... I get to many ideas when I see what you create. I LOVE YOUR WORK, lady!!!!
Can't imagine how you keep all those challenges straight... you are somethin'!

Crea-Sandra said...

That lovely penguin is colored beautifully!
Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments!
Hugs Sandra

Cheryl said...

Fabulous card! I love how you colored this image. I struggle with coloring dark gray / black. I'm studying your card for some tips. :)

debby4000 said...

Fabulous sweet penquin card, brilliant details.

Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

AnjaCardz said...

This is so much fun to look at, Tracy! Absolutely stunning with gorgeous papers and design. Awesome coloring - as always! ;-) I really love your snowflake, have to keep that in mind. ♥

Hugs, Anja

Kim Bell said...

I just love your card. Every week I can't wait to see what you come up with - smiles. Awesome


Mau xx said...

I Love this Tracy, Your layout is great and I love the image. I have missed all my crafting of late due to health but hopefully i will feel well and join Mo's again very soon, I sure miss it.
Hugs Mau xx

Flutterby Trina said...

what a CUTE image - and I love the layout! Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin with our 'anything goes challenge, hope to see you again soon, hugs xx

Iulia said...

Oh, I'm so sorry Tracy was ahead of you at Fashionista! She does have a special style but I prefered your Mo card. I know I'm biased when it comes to Mo images but well, I think that one really had a sweet message:)
Love this one as well; your coloring of that cute pinguin is fantastic! You are so prolific with your cards; where on Earth do all these ideas come from?:))

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful and awesome sketch. Might have to case this idea... ;0)

Amanda Coleman said...

What a sweet little penguin! Your coloring is just fantastic. Thanks for joining us this month at Unique Crafters Challenge!

cabio's craft corner said...

Sweet and delightful card. Thanks for joining us at Oozak Challenge and hope to see you again for the next ones :o)

Lisa M said...

I'm back and just want to say...YEAH ME!!!!!!!!! :D Hee hee....
I was over the moon!!!!!

Sue from Oregon said...

You have colored Mr Penguin beautifully! Thanks so much for sharing him with us at Great Impressions! ♥ Sue Kment

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Wow! I saw this card listed as a top pick over at Great Impressions Stamps and just had to come over and congratulate you. This card is stunning. Everything works so well together. Your colouring job is awesome too. I'm glad I got to see this wonderful design.

Lisa D.