Thursday, December 8, 2011

Penguin's Winter Fun

Today I could finally find some time to craft again... Well, I had been crafting in the past couple of days as well, but I had been doing the same Christmas card 36 times so far.
So here's another winter card, Christmas card.

Stamp: "Penguin's Winter Fun" from Whiff of Joy
Sentiment: Penny Black
Ink pad in black, white and light bue
Colours: Polychromos from Faber Castell, Decorative Chalk from Joy Crafts
Sketch: Whiff of Joy
Dies: Magnolia Doohickey
Punch: snowflake punch-around-the-page from Martha Stewart
Charm: snowflake from Pink Gem Designs
Paper: snowflakes fromAvec "Colours Unlimited"
Ribbon, glittery snowflake, stickles, plain papers and cardstock from my stash.

I am entering the card in the following challenges: 

crafty catz weekly challenge 111 - colours of christmas with sparkle 
stampin for the weekend challenge 21 - friends 
fairytale challenge 29 - weihnachten
the secret crafter saturday challenge 163 - photo inspiration
When I look at a photo with a Christmas tree I always think about a white Christmas with lots of snow, so that I can have a lot of fun outside... Unfortunately it is hardly ever snowing at Christmas over here. But my card show's the way it should be  -  my dream of a white Christmas with lots of fun.
pink gem challenge 35 - monochrome (not Christmas) + sentiment
one stop craft challenge 160 - let it snow
craft your passion challenge 87 - anything goes + glitter
sweet stampin challenge - is it snowing
simon says stamps challenge - photomontage inspiration
I used the white colour and the snowman as inspiration to create this lovely fun in the snow card.
ladybugs crafts ink challenge 49 - snowflakes and sparkle
oldie but a goodie challenge - christmas, no red or green 
paperminutes challenge 194 - Weihnachtskarte mit nichtweihnachtlichem Motiv 
papertake weekly challenge - anything goes 
crafts and me challenge - winter (snow/snowflakes) 
crafty creations challenge 147 - x-mas card with sentiment 
This is one of my favourite sentiment stamps.It's the first time I am using it though, as I just got it...
creatalicious challenge 28 - Christmas plus sparkle 
cute card thursday challenge 194 - anything goes 
moving along with the times challenge 127 - last minute christmas 
do you stack up challenge 49 - something old 
something old = stamp & snowflake charm
just hanna stamps challenge 123 - wintercard 
creative card crew challenge - tis the season 
penny's challenge 68 - Merry Christmas 
forever friends challenge 12 - it's all Christmas 
woj monday challenge 119 - Sketch 
catch the bug challenge - december anything goes 


  1. Beautiful card!
    Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
    Have a fabulous, creative day, Debxx

  2. This is adorable Melanie!! I LOVE the beads on the ribbon and that image is too cute!! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Penny's. Good Luck and Have a very "Merry Christmas"!


  3. HA HA - so very cute; love all the blue!

    Thanks for joining us at TLT this week!


  4. Thanks for entering this cute card into this weeks OSCC, hope to see you again next week.

    Jo xxx

  5. CUTE card! Thanks for joining us at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Merry Christmas Challenge!

    Kathleen – Guest Designer
    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz at

  6. What an adorable and fun card!!! Thanks for playing along at SSCB!!! ;)

  7. A fabulous card, wonderful colours and details - what run image of the sweet of the penguins.

    Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Stays Stamp challenge
    Heather xx

  8. What a cute card, I love that image! Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  9. what cute penguins - and i love the snowflake border
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for our last minute Christmas challenge
    Lisa x

  10. Super cute card! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at Papertake Weekly, and hope you join us again soon!
    hugs, Sharon

  11. Hi there, what a sweet image and lovely card. Thanks for joining in with us this week at Sweet Stampin. Sarah

  12. Cute! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp.

  13. Fantastic! Thanks for playing in the Bugaboo challenge.

  14. Awww so cute and the snowflake which you have punch around the edge look fantastic.
    Thanks for joining us at Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge this week.
    Diane xx

  15. Melanie, this is just adorable! Wonderful work!! Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Anything Goes" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
    Kaymin Kreations

  16. Beautiful card! Love the blue shades you used. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges!

  17. Jea - was für eine wilde schlittenfahrt. Ich liebe ja Pinguine, da fällt mir ein, dass ich meine in diesem Jahr ja noch gar nicht rausgeholt habe..
    schön, dass du bei paperminutes mitgemacht hast.

  18. Hi Melanie, Ah this is a super card, Love it, Thanks for joining in our last minute Christmas Challenge on MAWTT, Hazelxoxo

  19. They look like they are having such a good time on the sled. Can I join them? LOL

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


  20. Gorgeous card Melanie, love the sparkle!

    Many thanks for sharing with us at Creatalicious.

    Warm hugs

  21. Super card Melanie those little penguins are fabulous!
    Thanks for joining us at Oldie But A Goodie this time and good luck with the challenge
    Hugs Laurie x

    Also thank you for joining in at MAWTT and LCI this week

  22. The image is so cute. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  23. Oh my goodness, this is just ADORABLE! Thanks so much for joining us, this week, over at DYSU!

  24. Wow, das ist eine wunderschöne Winterkarte geworden. So ein süßes Motiv ...

    LG, Kiki

    PS: Vielen Dank übrigens für deine Teilnahme bei Hanna & Friends.

  25. You did a lovely job with this card, Melanie. The image is super sweet, and you put it together very nicely. I know just what you mean about winter/Christmas. I was raised in Minnesota, but now live in Las Vegas. So, in my mind - it SHOULD be white outside even though that's not the case for my Christmases any more. My heart always goes home for Christmas - even when my body cannot. Thanks for sharing this card with us in the Merry Christmas Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog. We really hope you will play along with us again. Your work is very nice.
    karen - Design Team Member

    P.S. I would like to invite you over to my blog to take a look. If you would like to follow me on my blog, I would also like to follow yours. Please take a moment to stop by and visit me - I'd love to see you soon!

  26. Love the colors, Great Job!
    PS Have you seen the free digi for the latest challenge on my blog at Just thought you might enjoy it. :) "

  27. Hi Melanie,
    What a sweet, fun image. This looks fab. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.
    Andie xx

  28. Cute card! Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends Challenge blog!

  29. Eine sehr schöne Karte hast du nach meinem Sketch gebastelt. Tolle Coloration des süssen Motives und tolle Papierwahl.
    Vielen Dank für Deine Teilnahme bei Whiff of Joy Challenges.
    Liebe Grüsse und Happy New Year!

  30. This is so cute! thanks for joining us at Whiff of Joy challenge! hugs, Jane x


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