Wednesday 11 November 2020

Playful Penguins

For Day 10 at Beccy's Place Month Long Holiday Cards Challenge the prompt is the letter I. 
I have chosen I for Igloo (that's a new one for your list Beccy)

Earlier in the year I won a challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge and the prize was some rubber stamps and this Icy Igloo embossing folder from Crafter's Companion.

I embossed the whole folder in the light blue for the sky and used some silver rub on wax to highlight the snowflakes.

I cut a section of glittery paper for the snow on the ground. I then embossed 2 of the igloos in white card and cut the bottom layer of the whole igloo. I coloured the back/inside of the igloo in a medium grey to add depth to it. The 2nd layer I cut just the doorway and used a lighter grey Promarker. I always wondered why they had so many greys in them but quite glad for projects like this.... I used the silver wax to define the lines in the ice bricks and create shading on the doorway. It is really shimmery in the flesh and just like the shine you get off blocks of ice.

The little penguins are some really thick felt stickers I have had for a few years. They have never been used before, suffocating in their plastic packaging and desperate to come out to play. The naughty penguins are having a snowball fight with some mini glitter snowballs I found in The Range just before lockdown #2. The top one has had a right knock on his head judging by how his eyes are rolling.

Finally the sentiment is a 2 part die from Crafter's Companion. I cut the background in the dark blue that I used for matting the overall scene. The white top layer was so fine that I ran the thin card through my Xyron first. Fortunately it was just wide enough. The die cut is so fine I think it would have been quite difficult to add glue to it without some of it going through otherwise.

I was in 2 minds whether to cut the flourish off the end to make the sentiment more centralised. The more I look at it the more I realise I might have OCD issues.... LOL

Anyhoo, I am very pleased with this card as everything apart from the cardstock is brand new and Never Before Used Schtuff so I know Darnell will love this card as she is the champion of getting you to use your goodies that are languishing in their hidey places and never been used.

Card Details -

Size – A5
Embossing Folder – Icy Igloo by Crafter’s Companion
Dies – Yuletide Sentiment by Crafter’s Companion
Colouring Medium – Promarkers, silver rub on wax
Embellishments – Felt penguin sticker, Docrafts Mini snowballs

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


  1. I've popped over from Beccy's Place - your poor little penguins suffocating in the packaging :( I'm so glad you brought them out to play. Terrific card. Love how you've made the snowflakes silvery too.

  2. Beautiful card, lovely scene you created. Thanks for joining Christmas 24 challenge. Anesha

  3. So detailed and so cute ! Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create xx Please join us again.

  4. What a great idea for I Mandy. And those penguins certainly need an igloo. Lovely scene and great choice of background paper (it looks like it is snowing on to the penguins!)

  5. Wonderful card Mandy! I'm so pleased the little penguins have been released... the sure look happy having their snowball fight. Love the embossed background and the fabulous igloo that you constructed. I had a chuckle at your comment about the sentiment... I'm totally with you there Mandy!

  6. Girl you are on a freaking roll! Every time I turn around you have won something! Go Mandy Go cuz it's totally deserved! Love these penguins and that cuuuuute igloo, XXO

  7. Love a cute penguin card! Thanks for playing along at Christmas 24!

  8. Fun penguin card. Thanks for joining us at Pearly Sparkles this month for our "Christmas" Challenge.

  9. Thanks for joining us this time at Christmas 24 - your card is beautiful - Jacqueline DT x

  10. This is such a cute card! I love the variety of items you used to create the scene! Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies!

  11. Great card Mandy, lovely cute penguins. Thanks for joining us at the Pearly Sparkles challenge this month and good luck with your entry Claire DT

  12. The penguins are darling on your scene, love the way you've highlighted the snowflakes on the embossed panel.

  13. I think the penguins are just fab - such a sweet card. Sorry to be so late commenting. Thank you so much for playing along with our Christmas Landscapes theme at Christmas 24 Challenge. Deborah, DT.

  14. Congratulations! You were selected as a Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create for the week of November 8 - 14, 2020! Thanks so much for your awesome submission to our challenge! Please stop by our blog to grab your badge!

    The 613 Avenue Create Design Team

  15. Such a cute card!
    Thanks so much for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  16. Beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries. And sorry for the belated comment.

  17. Adorable card Mandy. Always great to use stuff from your stash!
    Thanks so much for joining us for our Winter Wonderland Festive Things with Wings Challenge sponsored by SheepSki Designs.
    We hope to see you again soon,
    Lou DT xo
    JemLou Productions


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