Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Bah! Humbug! Penguin Challenge

This may be a really lean week of crafting for me so I'm gonna apologize in advance. Besides several appointments (just got back from the dentist, YUCK!) I've got tons to do for our annual 4th of July party and houseguests, so I'm scramblin' to complete NEXT week's DT cards. Or Tiddly Inks challenge has been postponed for a week (which is why you didn't see a Tiddly Tuesday card yesterday) but don't forget to comment on my BBTB2 Blog Hop card HERE for a chance to win a $40 gift certificate to Custom Crops. I have, however, managed to do my Bah!Humbug! card for the week and the challenge is penguins. Since I've done a few penguin cards in my time, I was looking for something new. This cutie from Winter Frolic fit the bill. (I'm actually starting to like that cart now, who knew?) Anyway, I made a shaped card in DS and flocked his little bod. I embossed the hat and added a pompom and Flower Soft to the rim. Initially I just used Glossy Accents on the lolly pop, but it just wasn't enough so I cut off the stick used more Glossy Accents to adhere it to the back of a Tim Holtz Fragment. Then I added a colored toothpick and bow.

The Snowflake is from a Cuttlebug cut and emboss combo that was lying on my work table from??? The little guy looked a little plain (and actually there was a smudge of black flock at the bottom of his tummy from my grubby fingerprint to hide) so I stuck it on there and added a Jolee sticker to the center. Kinda weird but not so totally out there, do ya think? Anyway, not much dimension but I needed this to be quick so there he is. I'm also adding this as my 5th card to the June Anything Goes challenge at Christmas Cards All Year 'Round.


  1. Oh Donna - this one puts such a smile on my face - sooooo cute! Once again I apologise for not visiting - time gets away! But boy has it been fun catching up - LOL.
    Have a GREAT 4th of July

  2. Awww...this is so precious, Donna! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

  3. This is adorable! I love that you made the penguin into a shaped card! TFS! :)Amy

  4. This is so cute! I love that it is in the shape of a penguin.

  5. This is so cute! I love that it is in the shape of a penguin.

  6. Donna, it really turned out so cute, even with the snowflake boo-boo lol. Awesome design, I just love it!

    Hugz, xx


  7. I love penguins....a LOT and this little cutie won my heart. Hugs

  8. This is so cute!!! :-)

  9. He is wonderful. I thought about pulling out that cart but I haven't colored anything recently and I wanted to see if I could find any cute penguin digis.

    Congrats on yet another gorgeous card.

    I hope your 4th celebration is lovely and the house guests are entertaining.

  10. He's cuter than Happy Feet. Love his candy stick and the immaculate matting/layering as always. x

  11. What gorgeous card Donna and in such beautiful colours, love the design.
    Hugs Linda

  12. Super cute, I can't wait for Xmas! :)

  13. This turned out soooo CUTE! :o)

  14. Cutie little penguin!! I love the card :)

  15. Just adorable! I love all your dimensional cards and this is no exception! I couldn't figure out what you had done to the peppermint until I read about the TH fragment! always have your thinking cap on! LOL!

    I just got back from a week long retreat, but will stop back in a couple of days and leave a few comments on your projects that I missed...from what I can outdid yourself again!

    :Dx Denice

  16. Love it! Penguins are my favorite :) The little touches like the eyes, ribbon, and beautiful snowflake really make this cut uniquely yours.

  17. Even your quick cards are stunning Donna - methinks when you are doing your Guest Designer spot Max and I will have to tie your hands behind your back so that your cards are not tooooooooooooooo fantastic and put ours to shame!!
    Always love visiting your blog - you are a real star.
    Sorry to be so late commenting but it's been one of those weeks - work - new grandchild and so much stuff going on plus bad Mr Blogger not allowing people to sign in at times has not helped.
    Anyway better late than never.
    Hope you'll have chance to join in our new challenge of acetate.
    Ann xxx
    Bah! Humbug! DT

  18. super super cute (as always).. hugs

  19. Hi Donna, I was positive I'd been here and left a comment but obviously not so apologies for that. Love this cutie with his icky sticky lollipop lol! Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

  20. Hi Donna! Hope you are doing fine! Love this little guy...think I might have to lift him. I don't have the winter frolic cart, but I am sure I can find another penguin! Love the lollipop and snowflake, too! Hope you have a great 4th of July!

  21. How cute! Love the flocking and the lollipop!


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