Saturday 21 March 2020

Party Penguin

It is the 9th Birthday part over at The Outlawz and we have had lots of extra challenges to celebrate. One of the DT Sandra Van Blaricum drew this cute little Party Penguin for us to colour. I decided to make a Christmas card from it.

I used the latest Wednesday sketch challenge for the layout.

I have been taking part in a weekly Christmas card challenge on a Facebook group and one of the ones I need to catch up on has a theme of Black and Gold so I thought it would be prefect to use this image for it.

I coloured the image using Promarkers and a gold Sharpie pen. I then fussy cut this and mounted onto thin 3D foam pads. The base of the card has a paper from a 6x6 pad I got from Poundland. The gold strip has been recycled from an old Christmas card and the snowflake strip is from a Kanban Cards die cut sheet. I cut a layer of gold card using a Romantic Rectangles die. Following the layout of the sketch I added a thin black ribbon through the loops and mounted the image onto it.

The sentiment is a die cut 'ribbon' that has been shaped into a banner. There is a little holly sprig that separates the 2 words so I used this as a little bow tie on the penguin and coloured in the berries with a red Promarker.

Card Details -

Size - 5.5" x 5.5"
Image - Party Penguin by Sandra Van Blaricum
Dies - Romantic Rectangles by Spellbinders
Colouring Medium - Promarkers & Sharpie
Embellishments - Ribbon and Fabric Sentiment

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)


  1. Such a fab Christmas card thanks for sharing with us at Polkadoodles DigiChooseday challenge hugs Sue x

  2. What a cute penguin and I love your whole layout and colours.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  3. Adorable penguin Christmas card, hugs, Lori m

  4. I love the layout and sweet penguin. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  5. Cute Christmas card. Thank you so much for playing along in our Crafting Happiness Challenge this week. A new challenge starts on Monday. Always Anything Goes with an Optional Twist. Hope you’ll link up again!
    Hugs! Janis
    Crafting Happiness Challenges, Challenge Blog Owner
    Pause Dream Enjoy, Personal Craft Blog

  6. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Ike’s world. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Designer for Ike’s world {My Blog}

  7. Very cute card! I just love this Christmas card! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  8. He's really cute. Great layout design and papers. A super card.
    Stay Safe,
    IKE x

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  9. Brilliant design and great christmas card,
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  10. This is super cute :D

    Thanks for playing along at I Love Promarkers,

    Hugz Tinz

  11. Such a fun card to brighten the day, thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts and joining in with our 'Animals' theme this week.

    B x

  12. Great card! :)
    Thanks a lot for joining us at Creatalicious! :)

  13. So cute and fun. Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge this week at Allsorts.

    Lynn x

  14. This is just so cute. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

  15. Your card is darling. Greta image and nice coloring. Thanks for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Barbara DT member for { World Wide Open Design Team Challenge}

  16. How cute and fun! Love the layout and your papers. So glad you joined us at Creatalicious Challenges!

  17. Thanks for sharing with us at "A Perfect Time To Craft". Super cute. Good Luck!
    Georgia DT for

  18. How creative! Your colors are so unconventional and so unexpected on a Christmas card! Nice job. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  19. Super cute~cute penguin!! Beautifully design card, too! Thank you for joining our challenge at Dies R Us!
    Diane DRU DT {Nellies Nest}

  20. OH WOW ... what a fun creation Mandy! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at Mix It Up!
    Mix It Up
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  21. Cute penguin. Love his expression. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  22. Such a cute card!!! Thank you for joining the March challenge of the Country View Challenges!

  23. such a cute Christmas card. Thanks for sharing with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us for future challenges.
    DRU DT

  24. Just got to love this card. That penguin is so cute and I love your background papers. So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas for the March challenge of "Anything Goes".

  25. What a fun Christmas card, Amanda! That cute little penguin really makes me smile! Thanks so much for joining us at HLS - Dies Challenge this month!

  26. Very fun Christmas card indeed!! Thanks for playing along our March challenge at Die Cut Divas.

  27. Awe so cute and adorable. Thanks so much for playing along with us at LeAnn's World 101. We hope that you can join us again next month. Crafty Hugs and Good Luck
    Donna (DT) xx

  28. This is a smashing project!
    We do love to see all the entries at Classic.
    Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge
    We really appreciate you joining in.

    Jackie DT

  29. Mandy I can't tell you how cute this is. It really made me smile.
    Stay safe.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at I Love Promarkers looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx
    ILP DT
    Cat Crazy Craft Corner {My Blog}

  30. just so cute thanks for sharing at Digi Doodles Studios in our Ribbon/lace challenge. Stay safe

  31. Back again!
    Just perfect for the Challenge!
    Great project!
    Fabulous that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy.
    Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT

  32. Super cute card with that fun Penguin Mandy!
    So glad you shared with us at 613 Avenue Create for the challenge! Good Luck!

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    Hugs ~ DT Shell 💕

  33. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the Colour Crazy challenge, A Bit More Time to Craft, Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge, Jan's Digis, Not Just Cards. Hope to see you again next time

  34. Loving the color combination on this card. Great Christmas card. Thanks for playing along with us at Die Cut Divas this Month. -Renee'

  35. Great colour combination and a cute penguin too.

    Thanks for joining us at the Love to Scrap Challenge.

    Helen x

  36. Cute Christmas card and a fabulous design!
    Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.

  37. Gorgeous, love the penguin. Emma

  38. Such a cute card! Thank you for joining us on Createful Hearts Blog Challenge,
    Pam, DT

  39. Love your little penguin. He has Sass! I am sorry I am so late commenting but I have and computer issues and no one available to fix it. Thank you for joining us at Crazy Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge. Myrna S. Design Team Member.

  40. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional layer it up” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    (DT Simply Create Too)

    (DT Kreativtanten)


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