Tag Archives: penguins

Is it Friday yet?

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  • Image – from World Wildlife Fund Penguins calendar 2016
  • Stamp – The Cat’s Pajamas “Big Cups” (sentiment)
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Romantic Rectangles”
  • Stamp – Patterned paper – Ella & Viv “Rainbow Splash #2”
  • Sequins and beads – 28 Lilac Lane

I made this card in response to a challenge in my card group–we were to use an image from a calendar (recycling, you know). Not surprisingly, I have penguin calendars every year thanks to a friend of mine! So it wasn’t difficult to find a penguin or two to fit on a card. After constructing the card with paper panels and a die-cut frame, I added a few sequins with a seed bead in the center for a bit of sparkle. Thanks for visiting.

 


It’s Pumpkin Time

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  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas, “Hello Pumpkin”
  • Dies –
    • The Cat’s Pajamas, “Leaves”
    • Sizzix – Tim Holtz Alterations – “Mixed Media” (used for dry embossing)
  • Embossing powder – Detail Black
  • Cardstock – Paper Accents

I created this card for the TCP Challenge #322 – Embossing. This stamp set is one of my absolute favorites! It combines penguins and pumpkins–what could be better? I embossed the image with black embossing powder and then colored it with Zig Clean Color markers. I fussy-cut the image and arranged the die-cut leaves around it. I used the Sizzix die to emboss the pattern on a green panel for a backdrop. I photographed my card on our only normal shaped pumpkin that seems to be maturing in our garden this year, just to set the mood! Thanks for visiting.


Aloha, Cool Penguin!

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  • Stamps – My Favorite Things “Penguins in Paradise” set
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Twenty Eight”
  • Patterned papers – SEI “Bright Blossom” collection
  • Cardstock – Paper Accents
  • Copic markers

I colored this cool penguin with Copic markers and cut out the image with the Spellbinders die. I edged the image and the sentiment with a Copic marker matching the flower in the penguin’s drink. The patterned paper picks up the tropical, celebratory mood that the penguin is in. He has the right idea and is ready to kick off Summer this week. Thanks for visiting today!

Challenges:

Addicted to CAS Challenge #90 – Code word: Aloha

Love Handmade Cards Flickr Group June challenge – Diving into Summer

The Paper Players Challenge #300 – Celebration!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Blog Challenge – Animal Magic

 

 

 


TCP Challenge 310 – Bunnies

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  • Stamps – TCP “Spring Fling” N-8635 CL
  • Die – TCP “Lacy Petal Posies” CutUps – 075
  • Corner Punch – Fiskars “Romantique”
  • Cardstock – BoBunny and Bazzill

Bunny? I think so! I just couldn’t resist pulling this one out! I colored the stamped image with Copic markers. I layered the image on top of the lacy flower die-cut.  The Cat’s Pajamas Tuesday Challenge #310 – Bunnies challenge is nearly complete, but here is an honorary bunny! Enjoy your day.


Ooh La La

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  • Stamps – Poppystamps “Ooh La La” clear set
  • Dies –
    • Poppystamps “Ooh La La” and “Ivy Tendrils”
    • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Large”
  • Cardstock – Paper Accents and BoBunny
  • Copic markers

What could be better than a little round Valentine on which to place this Parisian penguin scene? It is perfect for Poppystamps Challenge #17 Crazy in Love. I colored the die cut elements with Copics. This also fits the bill for the Shopping our Stash Challenge #238 Bent out of Shape, to make a shaped card. Shaped cards are perfect for Valentines. Thanks for visiting today and Happy Valentine’s Day!


Does this mean you’re a grown-up now?

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  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas “Smells Like Cake”
  • Dies – The Cat’s Pajamas “Fancy Flip Cut Ups”
  • Patterned paper – Hampton Art Ki Memories “Metro Garden”
  • Patterned cardstock – BoBunny
  • Solid cardstock – Bazzill

I had not created a flip card like this before. I used The Cat’s Pajamas dies to make it, which made it a simpler process (they also have a video on their site with a demo on how to make a flip card with this die set). The penguins are on the outside of the card and when you flip that portion, you can see the sentiment (below). I colored the penguins with Copic markers. We gave this to my brother-in-law for his birthday. Thanks for stopping by today.

 

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Sneaky Peek of TCP Space Cadet

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  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas “Space Cadet” set (N-5835)
  • Die – The Cat’s Pajamas “Holiday Topper” (041) CutUps
  • Patterned papers – Doodlebug Designs “Hip Hip Hooray: Party Animals and Up, Up & Away”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

Everyone knows I love a good penguin! I was very pleased to get an early chance to play with stamps from The Cat’s Pajamas new release that will be available on March 17th. And this set certainly caught my eye. I selected the penguin from this set right off and colored the image with Copic markers. I then fussy-cut it out so I could pop it up on the card front. It seemed so appropriate to use the star die from the Holiday Topper CutUps set to further the space theme. I trimmed around the die cut topper and then used three of the stars with the sentiment to tie the design together. Make sure you keep an eye on The Cat’s Pajamas Blog to see all of the great new stuff in the new release! Also, visit the forum at Splitcoaststampers for a chance to win this set. Thanks for visiting!


The Cat’s Pajamas Tuesday Challenge 280 – Let It Snow

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  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas “Candyland Christmas”
  • Dies – The Cat’s Pajamas CutUps “Holiday Toppers”, Memory Box “New Castle Snowflake” and Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Large”
  • Paper – Reminisce “Enchanted”
  • Kraft paper card base
  • Sakura Metallic Gelly Roll pens

It has been a really long time since I’ve posted a card! Whew! So here is a penguin card to make things right! This is a Cat’s Pajamas set I’ve had for a long time, but the snowflake topper is brand new, at least to me! The TCP Tuesday Challenge #280 is to use a color palette of red, black and Kraft. I embossed the penguin stamp and then colored the image with Sakura Metallic Gelly Roll pens. I popped up the sentiment, repeating the circle and the snowflake motifs.

Just for fun, this is also a stop on the Cat’s Pajamas’ Winter Blog Hop. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll try not to take so long for my next post!


TCP Tuesday Challenge #278 – Penguin Tag

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  • Stamp – The Cat’s Pajamas from the “Polar Holiday” set
  • Tag – Die cut from Simon Says Stamp die “Medium Tags”
  • Snowflake – Impression Obsession “Snowflakes” die
  • Patterned papers – GCD Studios “Joyful Peace Collection: Candy Lane, Yorkshire Pudding and The Holly and the Ivy”
  • Twine – The Cat’s Pajamas “Divine Twine: Peppermint”
  • Wink of Stella Brush
  • Ranger Distress Ink – Walnut Stain

For this card, I used the sketch at The Cat’s Pajamas TCP Tuesday #278 Challenge. This cute little dapper penguin is from The Cat’s Pajamas. I applied Distress Ink to the edges of the tag to match it to the patterned papers. I painted the snowflake behind the tag with the Wink of Stella brush pen for some nice shimmer. This also fits the bill for the current challenge at Addicted to CAS Challenge #51 – Code Word: Tag. Thanks for visiting.

 


A Penguin Hello

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  • Stamps – Memory Box “Penguins at Play” (penguin and bow tie) and My Mind’s Eye “Find Your Wings and Fly” (Hello bubble)
  • Patterned papers – Pebbles “Walnut Grove: Nancy” (black and white chevrons), BoBunny Dot-to-Dot “Licorice Dot” (black flourish) and Lawn Fawn “Bright Side” collection (bow tie)
  • Stickers – Heidi Swapp enamel stickers
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

What’s black and white and blue all over? Well, I wish I could come up with a good punch line. The blue gives the penguin a nice icy touch! I made this card for two different challenges. The sketch is the current one at Freshly Made Sketches #141. I also used a black and white, plus one more color pallette that included a word bubble in response to the Friday Mashup #165 It’s All About the Bubble challenge. Whew! It is always fun to use this Memory Box penguin set because you can dress him up for any occasion. This was just a simple bow tie day! I stamped the bow tie on a piece of patterned paper to dress him up a bit. Thanks for stopping by today!