Wednesday, 7 July 2021

Xmas Penguins

 


It is time for another challenge at The Paper Funday.
Our challenges are always Anything Goes with an optional Twist.
The twist this time is "Summer Fun"



We are very fortunate to have 2 sponsors for each challenge this year which means we get to choose which artist we would like to work with. This really is great as it gives us double the choice. We have some amazing sponsors lined up this year, many of which are old favourites and some that are new to me.



I chose to work with this adorable Xmas Penguins image from Hetty Clare Art. I LOVE making Christmas cards as it is the perfect excuse to add sparkle to a card. I make them all through the year so there is no mad rush closer to the special day.




I have coloured the image using Promarkers and a pale blue pencil for the sky. I added some stars in the sky using a stencil, Platinum sparkle medium for the larger blue stars and Aleene's Glitter Snow for the white ones. I then sprinkled with a little Glamour Dust glitter to make more sparkly.

The snow ground is made from the glitter snow. I apply this using a lollipop stick as I like how textured this makes it. This has more glitter applied as I don't think the glitter snow is that glittery really. More of the glitter snow has been added to the Santa hat trim and this was left plain.

The card front has been covered with a leftover strip of striped paper in red & green to match the image colours. I then matted the image with gold card and added a foiled sentiment.

Finally for a bit of fun I added some googley eyes to the penguins. It just add so much character to the little guys.

I hope you will join myself and our fabulous Team over at the Paper Funday Challenge.



As an added extra in honour of Christmas in July we are having a bloghop as a joint collaboration with our sister challenge Inspiration Station.


The fun starts on the 10th July and there are prizes to be won. You definitely don't want to miss it.



Card Details -


Size - DL Slimline

Digital Image - Xmas Penguins (Hetty Clare Art)

Paper - Cosy Christmas 12x12” (The Works)

Stencil - Twinkle Twinkle (Crafter’s Companion)

Colouring Medium - Promarkers, Arteza Expert Pencils

Embellishments - Platinum Sparkle Medium (Imagination Crafts), Aleene’s Glitter Snow, Glamour Dust glitter, Googley eyes



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








51 comments:

  1. Adorable image and design! Your cards are always wonderful and I thank you for another fantastic DT design for The Paper Funday Challenges. Donna

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  2. Great card love thye tower of penguins and their googly eyes
    carol x

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  3. Such a beautiful card. Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Creative Fingers.

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  4. Such a beautiful card. I love it. Well done.
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  5. Fab colouring on such a fun image :) Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday - Good Luck!
    Maz DT
    https://blackheartcrafts.blogspot.com/

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  6. Cute card. Cute image and loving the slimline. Thanks for sharing over at Crafty Catz, Alphabet challenge, Colour Crazy, Crafty Sentiments.

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  7. A fabulous fun image and card,the googly eyes were the perfect finishing touch, thank you for joining in at the Alphabet Challenge

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  8. This cute image is such fun! Thank you for joining in my 'Animals' challenge at PFM
    Natx

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  9. A great Christmas card - I love the stripey backing paper.
    Pamela
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

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  10. Lovely and cute christmas card! Thank you for sharing with us and looking forward to see you again. Hugs, Kinjal DT Penny's Paper crafty challenge

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  11. Oh may what a fun Christmas Card this is and not a heart in sight! Perfect for our challenge at River of Creativity thank you. x

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  12. These penguins are fun and I love the eyes. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

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  13. what a fantastic creation love it ! Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create xx Please join us again.
    https://wwwkraftyjean.blogspot.com/

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  14. My daughter has told me that a card can't be called a Christmas card, without glitter! Yours is so cute Mandy! I love the google eyes you've given them, and your background sky is wonderful! A fabulous, fun CHRISTMAS card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Passion for Markers!
    Linda

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  15. Adorable!! Love how you added the googly eyes; so fun! And that striped paper is fabulous! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

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  16. Gorgeous fun card and so very cute..
    Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Little Red Wagon, hope you will play again..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  17. Those birdies are such fun and make for such a happy card with their googly eyes and touches of sparkle Mandy. So pleased you joined us again at River of Creativity with your lovely creation, thank you.

    B x

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  18. Such adorable card. What a great idea to replace the eyes with googley eyes! Thanks for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create. Hugs from DT-Irre

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  19. Fabulous card Thank you for joining us at Ike's World Challenges. Good luck Ginny DT for
    Ike'sWorld challenge
    My Blog As I do Rodos

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  20. Great card. The googly eyes are just perfect.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

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  21. What an adorable card Mandy. Loving this fun image and such a great idea to add the googly eyes!
    Thank you so much for joining in at my Christmas in July (or anything goes) theme at my Crafty Wednesday challenge! Hope you stop by again soon!
    Ellie
    Ellibelle's Corner

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  22. Cute card, Mandy! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Hugz,
    Chana Malkah, Owner

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  23. Adorable Christmas card. Love the sweet image. Thanks for joining 613 Avenue Create and TTCRD challenge. Anesha

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  24. Great card Mandy. The penguins look so cute with their googly eyes. Thank you for entering the Enchanted Garden and/or Christmas in July Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.

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  25. Your owl trio is so vibrant and fun ... so glad you joined us for Stars & Stripes for Christmas at Jingle Belles.

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  26. So fun card, I love the bright colours. Thank you for sharing at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge. Hope to see you again!

    Merja DT
    https://kortitjakokkailut.blogspot.com

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  27. Briljant card, very nice.. Thanks for entering your card at Penny's Paper crafty challenge
    Geweldige kaart. Leuk dat je meedoet met onze challenge bij Penny's Paper crafty challenge
    Hugs
    Claudia
    DT Penny's Paper crafty challenge
    http://knutselmeisjes.blogspot.be
    http://creativesketchygirls.blogspot.be/
    https://girlzcreativecrafts.blogspot.com/
    https://girlzrebelchallenge.blogspot.com
    http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com

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  28. Great christmas card, I love the penguins and their eyes, lovely fun images
    Thank you for joining us
    Margaret
    CD Sunday plus DT

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  29. I'm again. Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Regards
    Danka
    TTCRD
    Twórcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

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  30. Very sweet card and you're very organised, making Christmas cards already! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us this challenge. at The Colour Crazy Challenge! Vic - DT x

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  31. This is an adorable Christmas card Mandy! Thank you for sharing with us over here at the Crafty Calendar Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
    Gale DT for
    http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.com/

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  32. Cute! Thanks for joining Crafting Happiness Challenges.
    :) Janis, Owner & Design Teams

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  33. These little penguins are too cute and I love the googly eyes you've given them! Great Christmas colours too - love it. Thanks so much for sharing at Passion for Markers this week. Hugs, Karen x

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  34. A fun christmas card and I'm sure those penguins had lots of fun getting up there. Thanks for sharing with us at Incy Wincy, CarolG

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  35. What a fun Christmas card, love the colours and fits perfectly with our theme of no hearts of mushy stuff, thank you for joining in this months challenge at #riverofcreativity

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  36. This is a fun and beautifully crafted entry! Thanks so much for playing along with us at A Place To Start!
    Hugz,
    Chana Malkah,
    A Place To Start, Owner
    613 Avenue Create, Owner
    Redora Lee Designs , My Blog
    The Color of Cards, Owner

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  37. This is so cute Mandy. Thanks for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge. Love Dawn x

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  38. Congratulations, you were selected as a Top Sprout at A Place To Start for the week of July 5-11, 2021! Thanks for sharing your awesome project with us! Please stop by our blog and grab your badge!

    RESIDENT DESIGN TEAM
    A PLACE TO START CHALLENGE

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  39. oh my gosh, could this BE any cuter?! what a fun combo of stars AND stripes and penguins! so pleased you could join our JINGLE BELLES fun!

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  40. What a great card. I love the addition of the googly eyes. My favourite addition to make a card more fun.

    Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Jo
    CD Sunday Plus DT

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  41. What a wonderful card, love your colouring and sparkle. Thank you so much for joining us in our Christmas in July challenge at The Male Room Good Luck and I hope you will join us in our next challenge.
    Faith DT

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  42. This is such an adorable slimline card, Mandy. Thanks SO much for sharing it with us at Word Art Wednesday. Have a blessed week, and please join us again soon.
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  43. So sweet! Thank you for sharing at Penny's Challenges.

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  44. So pleased that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Through the Purple Haze.
    Stay safe and well.
    Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie DT @ TTPH

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  45. This has come together beautifully!
    Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious.
    Good luck, we all hope to see you and your wonderful creations again!
    Stay safe and well.
    Jackie DT member.

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  46. Mandy this card is brilliant! Colored beautifully and adding the googly eyes made it so much fun! Thank you for joining us over at Penny's challenge. Best of luck and hope to see you again soon. DT~Jana

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  47. what a great card the red really pops and thanks for joining us at DDS

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  48. Cute card! Thanks for joining us at the Pearly Sparkles challenge this month and good luck with your entry Claire DT

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  49. A wonderful fun card, I love it, bright and cheery. Thanks for joining in the fun at Happy Little Stampers - Christmas challenge. Caz. DT.

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