Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Xmas Penquin

As I mentioned in my last post, I like to recycle old Xmas cards and "upcycle" them into new cards - waste not, want not!  Here's my latest upcycle.  I layered the chilly penquin image with black cardstock (Recollections), stamped the sentiment (Amy R Stamps by C.C. Designs) in Pearlescent Sky Blue ink (Brilliance - Tsukineko), and added a torn strip of cloudy blue cardstock (Walmart) to create the appearance of sky and snow.  The white card base is from Staples.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Allways Something Creative #57 Is it Christmas already?
Bugaboo's Catch the Bug Challenge Blog July Anything Goes
Card Mania Challenges CMC#24 Christmas in July
Challenges 4 Everybody #24 Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge CHNC#132 Suitable for a Child
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra Anything Goes Christmas
Crafty Sentiments Designs Christmas in July
Creative Inspirations Paint Inspired by: Anything Goes
DL.ART Challenges July's Anything Goes
Great Impressions Anything Goes
Inky Impressions IIC#116 Christmas in July
Jo's Scrap Shack FFC#7 Anything Goes
LEJ Designs  #61 Christmas in July
MFP Speedy TV Simple Salutations - Anything with Wings
Papertake Weekly Old, New, Borrowed or Blue (the image is from an old Xmas card)
Party Time Tuesdays PTT#128 Wing It
Shelly's Images Show Us What You Got Christmas in July Edition
Sister Act Card Challenges #14 Anything Goes
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog #19 Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door July 9-15 Anything Goes
Weekly Christmas Card Challenges Stockings or Anything Christmas
Whoopsi Daisy Christmas in July
Word Art Wednesday #88 Anything Goes

Thank you for looking at my card.  I enjoy reading your comments. 


Hazel said...

Another super card for my CHNC challenges - love the CHILLY - hope to see more of your festive makes soon. x

La Papera Gialla said...

Another great upcycling! Great job!
Thanks for joining us - twice - at Christmas Card Challenges this week!
Monica - CCC DT

Darlene said...

OMG this is too cute!! Thanks so much for joining our "Anything Goes – Christmas In July Edition" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images Design Team

Roxann said...

Oh my gosh, this is so stinkin' cute! Love Christmas in July cards! Thanks for sharing at TTCRD.

Sparkly Engineer said...

You created a perfect background for this cute image

Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

Unknown said...

The penguin is too cute! I love the way you recycled your old cards, I'll have to try it sometime. Thank you for playing along with The Crafter's Care Challenge Blog.

Karen (karey2005) said...

Chilly great! Love that penguin! Another great upcycle! ~Karen, CCC-DT

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Thank you so much for joining LEJ Designs Challenge No. 61 - Christmas in July, over on the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog...

Oh WOW! I adore this modern, bold and wonderful card. The penguins is adorable with that brilliant word in the penguins beak. The backing is great with the snow and sky. Brilliant!

We always have lovely digi images from LEJ Designs up for grabs as prizes, as well as other crafty bits from our amazing sponsors. Please pop by each week and join in if you can.

Hugs Lisa xxxxx LEJ DT Member

Unknown said...

He is a cute character Kitty, wonderful card hun xxx

~ Jo ~ said...

Aww this is such a cute card. I love this penguin! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Jo's Anything Goes FFC!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Brenda said...

Haha, what a super cute card! Thanks for joining us at Jo's Funday Friday;-)

Karen said...

Cute card! Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.


Evie said...

Such a fabulous card and cute image. Thank you for joining us at Card Mania. Hope to see you again for the next challenge.

Evie DT member.

Karen Letchworth said...

Super fun and creative, and WOW you managed to combine a lot of great challenges too. Keep crafting, creating and sharing. We love seeing your art!
Word Art Wednesday

Jessie L. said...

What a great way to reuse all those old cards we all save because they're too cute to throw away. And great for the environment too! Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions! Hope to see you again next week!

Tanya said...

too cute! Love the penguin :) thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions this week!

Tanya said...

too cute! thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week!

Vickie Y said...

Adorable card; love the penguin! Thank you for playing along with us at MFP Simple Salutations Challenge #53.

Ani said...

Very cute Christmas card! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Card Mania! Good luck!

Laura Love said...

This is adorable! I hoard my old Christmas Cards that I receive to try and do this too...I have a whole pile I need to use up - LOL! Thank you so much for playing along this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs! We hope to see you play along with us again soon :)

stamping sue said...

That is a jolly little penguin. thank you for joining simple salutations #53
stamping sue

Min said...

This is WAY TOO CUTE! What a GREAT idea!!!

Thanks for playin’ along with us this week for the Catch The Bug Anything Goes Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
Be sure to visit The Bug Blog tomorrow for the kick off of the Christmas in July Celebration!
Hugs & Happy Days!
Kaymin Kreations

sgc said...

Very cute card--and fantastic idea to "upcycle" old Christmas cards! Thanks for playing in Bugaboo's "Anything Goes" challenge.

Jill said...

gorgeous creation hun thanks so much for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Alanna said...

You are really rocking your cards with the upcycled items. A fabulous idea. So glad you linked up to CCC again this week.

Caz said...

This is lovely...Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments...And good luck.

Caz xx

Amanda said...

Such a fun card, thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images.

hugs Amanda
Shelly's Images DT