Saturday, January 14, 2012

Baby, It's Cold Outside

I had a lovely day today with my friends.  We all went to our favorite scrapbook store, Scrapbook Creations, and played all day.  We learned about some new products and, of course, spent money.  I actually was pretty well behaved since we made a stop at one of our local craft stores on the way and I was not very well behaved there.  I just can’t resist a great bargain.

It is very cold here and finally really feels like winter.  I saw several challenges with a winter or snow theme and with this change in the weather I finally felt inspired to make a card for these.  I had this cute penguin paper laying around that needed to be used so I created the background with this.  I tore straps from some blue scraps to create my snow drifts on the bottom.  I sponged the edges with VersaMark ink and then “painted” the top edges with SNS Brushable Glue and added Waterscape glitter.  I also added this glitter to my icicle border at the top, punched with a border punch.

I used only part of the Noele's Pengie image from Sparkle N Sprinkle by coloring it with black marker and stamping it.  I cut it out with a Spellbinders’ Standard Circle Nestability and layered it on a black “snowflake” created with two squares, cut out with Spellbinders’ Fleur de Lis Squares, and overlapping them.  I added a few more punched snowflakes, also covered with Waterscape glitter.  I added a sentiment stamped in black and punched out.

I did a second card using a cute sentiment from Sparkle N Sprinkle’s Just For You Stampette set.  Seemed fitting after some of my friends’ sledding and skiing experiences.

Try to keep warm!!

E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge #21 - "Get Well"
Stampin For The Weekend Challenge #24 – Out With The Old (old papers and cardstock)
Fussy and Fancy Challenge 54 - Let It Snow!
Lexi’s Creations Challenge #56 – Anything Goes
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 90-- Use a border punch
Anything Challenge #58 – Anything Goes at Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C119 –  Monochromatic Card in the Blues
Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge R#54 – Color Recipe


Joanie said...

Great fun card love the icicles.

Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes

Sandra said...

This is gorgeous and your right it is cold outside!! we have frost for the past 2nights and during the day:) Sandra H

julie_woolston said...

Lovely image and colouring, I love the icicles.
Thank you for joining us at Lexis Creations.

Hugs Julie x

Cheryl First said...

Wonderful penguins! Love the bling additions and all that "cold" paper! :0)

Cheryl First said...

Wonderful penguins! Love the bling additions and all that "cold" paper! :0)

Brenda said...

Marie - they are adorable!!! The pengie paper was perfect for this......... love how you have the little pengie sliding down hill too.

Gerlinde said...

So cute! Love the waterfall glitter on the snow mounds!

Barbara Colbert said...

A great job with that icicle border punch! Perfect for this time of year!! Thanks for sharing with Speedy Fox and friends!

Susan Flynn said...

Ah those penguins are adorable and I love all those icicles brrrrrr! Thanks for sharing at Lexi's Creations. Hugs Susan x

pinky said...

Loving all those penguins!! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

sharon said...

I just love those penguins. Thanks for sharing it with us at Lexis creations. Sharon x

Jannie said...

Love the penguins! They are so cute! And the saying is brilliant!

Thank you so much for joining us at the Cuttlebug Spot!

Cuttlebug & hugs,

Shona Erlenborn said...

Two, too cute cards! Very clever the way you used the DP and then just part of an image to co-ordinate everything. Penguins always make for the perfect winter card - but these are above and beyond.

2peasinapod said...

Hey Marie, this a very cute card! Hope you are doing well. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Brenda

Designing with Debbie said...

Super cute card. I love the DP and the makeshift waves. Thanks for playing with Speedy Fox and Friends challenge this week, hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out the challenges on SpeedyTV with the Friends of Speedy for more fun with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

michele said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for sharing at Craft 4 Eternity this week hugs x

0900Lee said...

Love you car card it is great like seeing how to use our stamps for different things thank you for the ideas cheers Lee G

Kerry said...

What a cute card, love all those penguins. Thanks for joining us at the Cuttlebug Spot this week.

Helen said...

Wonderful textured winter project!
Thanks for playing at the Cuttlebug Spot - hope you'll join us again tomorrow for another fun challenge!
Helen x

Sheryl said...

Hi Marie! I love the torn paper, icy/snow effect and your icicle border! Very fun and creative background for the adorable penguins!
Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy for our, "Let It Snow" challenge!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl