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
C.R.A.F.T.--Christmas
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
Everybody-Art--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!

Supplies
  • 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

76 comments:

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

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

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  3. 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

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  4. Tracy
    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

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  5. 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 Hick...you never cease to inspire me. :)
    hugs,
    Twang
    p.s... Here's a tissue too {}. Well, sort of. I'll work on it.

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  6. 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!

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  7. 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)

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  8. 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!

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

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

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

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  12. 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!

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

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

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  15. 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

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  16. This is just gorgeous,fabulous image,love it.xxx

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  17. 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.

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  18. 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... :)

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

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

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

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

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

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  24. 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

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  25. 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!

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

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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

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

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  29. 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

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

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  31. 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

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

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  33. This is so beautifully designed. Love the colours. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}
    {Doing Life – 400 Follower Give Away}

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  34. 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!
    Hugz,
    Chana

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  35. 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!

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

    Hugs~

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

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  38. Just a sweet card tracy! So lovely hugs anneke

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  39. Adorable Tracy, love the layout and that image is so cute!
    Hugs
    Jane

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

    Hugs,
    Archana

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

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  42. 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…

    Hugs,

    Julia

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  43. 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

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  44. 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

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

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  46. 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.
    Hugs
    Berni,DT
    jacksonsdigitalexpression.

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  47. 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

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  48. Super card Tracy!

    Thanks for joining in at Love to Create this week.

    Susan

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  49. 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

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  50. 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 :-)

    Hugs!

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  51. 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

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

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

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

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  55. 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.
    Hugz
    Lesia
    DT JDE
    http://www.memascrafts.blogspot.com

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

    A big hug, Franz.

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  57. 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!

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

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  59. 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!!!!
    Hugs!
    Can't imagine how you keep all those challenges straight... you are somethin'!

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

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

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  62. Fabulous sweet penquin card, brilliant details.

    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
    luv
    Debby

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  63. 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

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

    Hugz
    Kim

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  65. 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

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  66. 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

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  67. 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?:))
    HUgs!

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

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

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

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

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

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  73. 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.

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