Tuesday 21 July 2020

Little Penguin Decorate Tree

It is Day 4 of the 10th Annual Christmas in July challenge at Catch The Bug.
Today we have a bingo board. I have chosen Sparkle - Bugaboo Image - Sentiment

The image is  Little Penguin Decorate Tree from Bugaboo StampsI am on the DT of  The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up and as part of my duties I need to use digital papers designed by our leader.  I do not have access to a colour printer at the moment so I have been making cards by colouring the image and then scanning it in to make a digital card. This then means that I have the physical image to be able to make a card in the future. Win Win then....

I coloured the image using a combination of Promarkers, Spectrum Noir and gel pens. I followed a tutorial on Beccy's Place of how to colour the night sky to add stars and snowflakes to the background. Beccy's instructions were so easy to follow and I am so pleased with the finished result. The ground has loads of irridescent glitter and is textured with glue 'snowdrifts'. The image has been matted onto dark blue sparkle card for contrast. 

The layout is a sketch from a year long Christmas Challenge that I have been taking part in on a Facebook group. I am playing catch up with this one.

The card front has been covered with a glittery paper with snowflakes on it from DCVW.

The white snowflake panel is a glittery ribbon which I bought a few years ago. There is so much glitter on it I knew it had to be part of my crafty stash.

Following the sketch I added loads of snowflakes in various styles and sizes. Some are die cuts from a Sizzlits Cut & Emboss folder, some are metallic ones that came from a Christmas banner decoration I bought from Poundland and took apart. Some have been rescued & recycled from shop bought cards. Some are funky foam ones I have had in my stash for more years than I like to think about.

I have added a liberal sprinkling of gems to the snowflakes and also the red baubles on the image. It's a Christmas card so that means lots of bling and glitter. If you can't add it to a Christmas card then when can you?

Finally I added a sentiment which has been recycled from a shop bought card and matted onto a scrap of the blue sparkle card.

We have had a really cute flash freebie image today as well so thankyou to the ever generous Jodie as always.

Card Details -

Size - 8" x 8"
Dies - Snowflake 2 Cut n Emboss from Sizzix
Colouring Medium - Promarkers, White Gel pen, Clear sparkle pen from Spectrum Noir
Embellishments - Gems, Glitter Glue, ribbon

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



  1. Those penguins are just adorable. Love all the sparkle with those beautiful snowflakes. Thanks for joining in the Christmas in July BINGO celebration at Catch the Bug, Lisa Lynn DT.

  2. Love that sketch, and you nailed it perfectly! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas!

  3. Cute card. thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles Challenge

  4. Such a great festive card !! … thanks for joining in with week 29 https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/ ….hugs Nelly DT x

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  5. Lovely ! Thank you so much for joining us over at Country View Challenges for our July challenge!
    Corrie xx

  6. You card is so cute. Great Bugaboo images and fun layout and sparkle. Thanks for sharing over at Catch the bug (and Colour Crazy, Crafty Sentiments)

  7. Great card! Thank you so much for playing along at my Crafting Happiness Challenge this week. Hope you’ll link up again!
    Hugs! Janis
    Crafting Happiness Challenges, Challenge Blog Owner
    Pause Dream Enjoy, Personal Craft Blog

  8. Beautiful card. Your coloring is amazing. Love all of the extra elements added. Thanks for playing along at Catch The Bug Christmas In July event. Bonnie GDT

  9. This is very cute, Mandy! I like the colors you used! Thanks for joining in this week for our Christmas in July festivities at Catch the Bug. Julie, DT member

  10. This is so sweet, and the "Delightful Digi" makes it perfect for our theme!

    Thank you for joining in with the Cuties xx


  11. Such a cute card, I love it! You nailed the tic take toe. Thank you for entering in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge. Ginny M, DT

  12. This is so cute! love that digital image thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar hugs Sue x

  13. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the My Time To Craft Challenge this time and good luck :)

  14. 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 Member xxx

  15. I'm back with another DT hat, Mandy, but I still love those penguins! Thanks for joining us at Little Patch of Crafty Friends. Julie, DT member

  16. Such a sweet card. Thanks for joining our do what makes you happy challenge over at Country View x

  17. Love all the snowflakes!
    Thank you for joining in the fun in our Christmas in July at Catch the Bug!
    Hugs from Africa!

  18. Your card is adorable. Love the variety of snowflakes showcasing your image. Lovely card design. Thank you for playing along with us at Christmas Crafts All Year ‘Round. We hope to see you again next time. Have a wonderful day!
    ♥ Lena ~ DT
    Christmas Crafts All Year ‘Round
    Lena’s Creations

  19. A great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Christmas Crafts All Year Round.

    Helen x

  20. This is brilliant! Love the image and your coloring is just fab
    Thanks for playing along with us this month. Regina DT-Member of Paper Funday Challenge

  21. What a delightful festive card and I love all the delicious details - perfect for our over the top theme!
    Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Christmas Challenges.

  22. Such a super cute Christmas card, lovely colours and a great design. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Hope to see you again next time.
    Dorte x


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