Thursday, 15 September 2022

Penguin Huddle

Over at The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up it is the midway point of our challenge. That means it is the turn of the Merry Maidens to share some more fabulous Christmas cards.

The challenge theme is any Any Christmas Card or other December holiday with an optional twist of Fur, Fins or Feathers. The lucky winner's prize is any 2 Winter or Christmas paper packs from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles

If you link up 2 or more cards to our challenge you will get a free digital paper sent to you that our intrepid leader Lisa of Decosse's Dynamite Doodles has designed. 

My card this month features this cute grouping of penguins. This is a digital stamp called Huddle from Sheepski Designs.  This was sized to suit the paper I used from Nature of Christmas which is a great background for an outdoor snowy scene like this.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and fine liner pens. This was then fussy cut (lots of tiny details so this was a bit fiddly). I added to the card and then popped lots of glitter glue and fake fluffy snow to create the snowdrift. I added some pompoms to the hats and earmuffs. I didn't tiny green ones so I coloured 2 white ones with a Promarker. I wasn't sure if it would work very well and I am really pleased with the result.

I added the sentiment which has been recycled from a card I have previously received. As a finishing touch I added some silver peel off snowflakes in the sky.

I do hope you will take part in our challenge and look forward to seeing your creations.

Card Details -

Size - 6” x 6”

Digital Image - Huddle (Sheepski Designs)

Colouring Medium - Promarkers & fine liner pens

Digital Paper - Nature of Christmas (Decosse’s Dynamite Doodles)

Embellishments - Pompoms, glitter glue, fake snow, peel off stickers

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

613 Avenue Create - #202209 Anything Goes

A Perfect Time To Craft - #09-2022 Anything Goes

A Place to Start - #092022 Anything Goes

Aud Sentiments - #297 Christmas plus a sentiment

Classic Design Challenge - #9 Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore - #103 Anything Goes

Crafty Animals - #65 Anything Goes with an Animal or Insect

Crafty Calendar Challenge - Anything Goes

Creatalicious Challenges - #243 Anything Goes

Critter Crazy Challenges - #66 Anything Goes With a Critter

Digi Choosday - #37 Anything Goes

Digi Doodle Studios - #53 Add Metal or Sparkle

Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday - Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers Christmas - Anything Goes / Metallic

I Love Promarkers - #518 Anything Goes

LeAnn’s World 101 - #54 Anything Goes

Let’s Craft & Create - #187 Anything Goes

Mirtillamente - #13 Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World - #9 Anything Goes

Penny’s Challenge - #530 Anything Goes

QKR Stampede - #452 Anything Goes

Sheepski Designs - #66 Feature a Creature

The Crafting Challenge - Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

We Love 2 Create - #9 Anything Creative or Mixed Media Goes

We Love Stamping - Anything Goes with Stamping

Word Art Wednesday - #561-562 Anything Goes

Your Scrapbook Place - Anything Goes


  1. Great Christmas card and love the Wintry scene and huddle of cute penguins
    Carol x

  2. A very beautiful card.
    Thank you for taking part in the Mirtillamente challenge!
    Good luck and I hope to see you again.
    Alena DT Mirtillamente

  3. nice card
    thanks for joining our challenge
    greetings jolanda bongers
    DT morgan's art world

  4. What a great way to use that fabulous image Mandy.
    Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  5. Fabulous card, lovely background design for your line-up of cute penguins. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar this month.

  6. This is so very cute, love the penguins! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Diane CT

  7. Wonderful card design. Thank you for joining us at I Love Promarkers Blog Challenge
    Best Wishes Lisa xx

  8. What a fun christmas card! Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles, Anything goes challenge...{ Dt Martine}

  9. I like your huddling penguins. So cute. Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  10. What a lovely collective name for penguins! Super wintery card with your scenic background. CarolG

  11. Sorry forgot to say: Thanks for sharing with us at Critter Crazy, CarolG

  12. Such a cute array of penguins Mandy. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at We Love Stamping.

  13. Lovely card Mandy. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Wendy CT

  14. Thank you for joining us at challenge Le Ann's World 101 Challenge
    DT Maria

  15. So cute, and beautifully executed! Thanks for a wonderful response to our challenge at A Place to Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  16. Great winter scene with Andrea's pretty penguins. Thank you for joining SheepSki Designs "Feature a creature" -challenge, I hope to see you joining in our new Autumn challenge also.


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