Saturday, September 13, 2014

Happy Holidays

Hi everyone,
I have a quick post today, sharing a card I created for two challenges. The first challenge is being hosted by Darnell who has reached her next milestone in followers...600! And, it’s no surprise given Darnell’s amazing and fun blog posts! Seriously, if you haven’t visited her blog, you’re in for a real treat! She is incredibly talented, and has coined a few phrases including one that she used for this challenge called ‘NBUS’, which is an acronym for “Never before used schtuff”! And the theme for this challenge is to select from this list:

1. Christmas
2. Make two cards using the same stamp.
3. Both of the above.
4. None of the above.
 

I chose #1, so I’ve created a Christmas card, and used my brand new Lawn Fawn stamp and die set, Winter Penguin:



I used SSS Falling Snow Stencil, and when I finished the card, I realized that I must have placed it on the card side ways...so, it looks like a snow storm is coming in from the Northwest! I stamped one of the shadow stamps from Paper Smooches in light blue under each penguin to create the effect of a pond, stamped and die cut the penguins, then colored them with Copics, giving each of them a different scarf. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment and popped the front panel up on a black card base.

Also, the Cue Card this week at CASology is ‘Three’, and since I used 3 penguins, I thought it would work well for this challenge, too.

Thanks so much for stopping by ~
Barb




31 comments:

Joyce said...

This is crazy cute and wonderful. I love your snowstorm and love love love X three those darling penguins. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

Laura B. said...

so, so, so sweet! I love that falling snow with the adorable penguins!!!

joy said...

SO adorable! And, most of the snow storms we get come in from the west, so this would be appropriate here!! Love the cute winter scene, Barb!

Betty Keefe said...

those penguins are the cutest ever and your snowstorm is fabulous!!!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Wonderful wonderful winter wonderland, love the penguins and snowy windblown scene! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week, ADORE it!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, this did make me chuckle with the snow storm, Barb!! But do those adorable penquins care? NO! They are just closing their eyes and skating to their heart's content! I love it to pieces!! Thank you so much for playing in my second NBUS Challenge and for all your sweet compliments! I appreciate your enthusiasm and support!! Hugs, Darnell

Tenia Nelson said...

Super CUTE!!

Kylie said...

What a fantastic card! LOVE the snow stencil and those adorable penguins. I love how you grounded them with a shadow stamps. Very cool card, Barb xx

Kelly Latevola said...

Whether It was on accident or on purpose that snow falling just looks awesome!! and those penguins are just darling! I want to hug them :)

Dawn Turley said...

Such a cute card Barb. The snowfall looks great.

shirley-bee said...

What a gorgeous, fun card, Barb! Love the snowstorm and the penguins are so cute. Great idea to ground them with the shadow stamps.

cm said...

Oh my, Barb, but I 'may' have squeaked out a little squeal of delight when i saw your card! Those penguins, sporting their oh-so-sweet scarves, skating on the pond, are absolutely darling! The snowstorm (had enough of that already, thank you!), the 'pond' shadows, the skaters: an utterly charming winter scene!
~c

Rosemary said...

oh how sweet, barb... love those cute little penquins! they look like they are having so much fun playing in your little snow storm!

Judy Tuck said...

Your darling penguins don't seem to mind the snowstorm Barb! Cute card!

KayM said...

Well all of our snowstorms come from the Northwest! haha! Barb this is a "Kay card". I LOVE everything about it! The snow is fabulous and I adore those precious little penguins! I have them too and can't wait to play with them! Your card is making them call out to me right now!! haha! Love this to pieces!! ((Hugs))

Deepti said...

So cute !! I love that snowfall and the those penguins are the cutest :)

Jean said...

Absolutely perfect!! Adding the pond was a genius touch.

Jen W. said...

Barb, your card is adorable! Love those little penguins and that snow is awesome! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Kristie Goulet said...

Such a great card, Barb! Love those penguins and the snowstorm. :)

Loll Thompson said...

So cute Barb!! This card made me smile! :) Love it! Loll xx

Debstamps said...

Love the snowy dimension--perfect backdrop for the darling penguins. Love that you inspired Kim to put her own stamp on it!

Tracey McNeely said...

Now Barb I thought you really did do that on purpose. I have that stencil and those stamps so I am inspired to CASE you--too cute! Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

Anita in France said...

Beyond adorable, Barb ... this just had me smiling all over my face ... such cute penguins with their designer scarfs! Anita :)

Laura Norris said...

OMG! This is the cutest card I have seen in a long time!! How adorable are those penguins?? Great work Barb! The shadow stamp under each penguins is brilliant!

Cris G said...

So sweet and cute, Barb. Absolutely love your skating penguins with the different scarves. I think that the way you placed the stencil and penguins was great, for it looks like the penguins are skating away from the snow storm that, everyone knows, is coming from the Northwest :). Love the shadows too.

lostinpaper said...

Sorry to have been MIA but I have just had the best time catching up on your blog Barb, you really have been creating some incredible cards! The snow background here adds the perfect amount of texture and fun to this sweet card, Love it!

Cornelia W said...

LOVE that snowstorm you created - such a cute card!

JD/ Jill said...

This is super cute and creative. Very nicely done!

Hannelie said...

Oh wow!!! Looks so cool, just like real snow!

walchowDesign said...

Love your interpretation about the snow storm - love the it!

dottielottie said...

Saw your card over at Darnell's NBUS challenge and popped over to take a closer look. Love those little ice skating Penguins, and I wouldn't have known that snow storm was coming in from the Northwest if you hadn't mentioned it lol. How neat to get shadow stamps, it does make a difference. Hugs Lottie