Friday, December 5, 2014

Peace and Joy... and Snow (2 Cute Ink image)

Hello, everyone!  Today I am sharing a card I made with an adorable freebie from the 2 Cute Ink facebook group so you know I had to play along in their fun challenge!  Here's the little cutie, which I coloured with my Prismacolor pencils, fussy-cut, and popped up with 3D dots.

I affixed a red gem to the top of his hat and a pompom for his snowball.  I added Icicle Stickles to his snowball but it's hard to see in the photo. The sentiment is a wood-mounted stamp from Plaid and I heat-embossed it in white.  I hand-cut the banner, tied some twine, and added a snowflake charm. The banner is also popped up with 3D dots.  I thought it would be fun to add another little sentiment so I used alphabet stickers and a tiny wood-mounted ampersand stamp.  "Peace and Joy... and Snow" was perfect since he's getting ready to throw the snowball - but not at the bunnies LOL!  

I also wanted to play along in Colette's Cosmic Colours Challenge #8 (see colours below) and I thought my Lawn Fawn Snow Day papers were a good match!

Cosmic Colours Challenge #8

And you know I can't miss a chance to link up with Diana in DL.ART's Second Annual Elf Antics Linky Party so here's Eli, my little elf, trying to hide behind the card. We can still see you, Eli!

I would like to support these fun challenges as well:
4 Crafty Chicks Animals UE
A Creative Need Playing with Snow 1/3
Aud Sentiments Holiday Bingo - I chose embossing (heat-embossed sentiment), rubber or digi stamp (both), charms or trinkets (snowflake charm) 1/5
Brown Sugar Winter 1/2
Bunny Zoe's Snow UE
CCC Digi Creations Digi/Christmas 1/3
CRAFT Christmas 1/5
Completely Christmas AG Something Beginning with S (snow, snowball, snowflake) UE
TOP 3 Cosmic Colours Challenge #8 See colour swatch above UE
Craftin Desert Diva's Christmas UE
Crafting by Designs AG for Christmas UE
Crafts 4 Eternity Winter 1/3
Crafty Creations Embossing (heat embossed sentiment) 1/3
Crafty Little Fairies Holly and/or Ivy (holly on patterned paper) 1/3
DL.ART December AG UE 1/day
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Any Winter Holiday / Alt. Thank You UE
Dragon's Lair Christmas Time 1E
Fresh Brewed Designs Christmas AG 3/5
Fussy and Fancy Happy Holidays UE
Just Inspirational Snowflakes 1/3
Let's Craft and Create Christmas UE
Lia Stampz Add Some Sparkle or Metallic (got both) 1E
Little Red Wagon Things with Wings UE
Mema's Celebrate the Holidays or Cold Winter Days 3/3
Moving Along with the Times Christmas Climate 1/3
My Sheri Crafts Oh Christmas Tree 1/3
Natalie and Amy's Cute and Cuddly Christmas 1/3
Ooh La La Creations Christmas UE
Paper Creator's Crafts All About Christmas UE
Papertake Weekly AG Option Make a Gift or Decoration 3/5
Pattie's Creations Christmas Cards Must Use Image 1/2
Pile it On Sprinkle It (Embossing Powder for heat-embossed sentiment) UE
Scribbles Designs Penguin Paradise 1/3
Simon Says Stamp Monday Holiday Cards 2/5
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Christmas/Holidays 3/5
Sparkle N Sprinkle AG with Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder, Flocking UE (heat-embossed sentiment)
Suzy Bee's Bloomin AG Keep It Simple UE
The Craft Garden Christmas 3/
UNFORGETTABLE The Pink Elephant Inspirational Photo (I was inspired by winter scene) UE
Uniko Studio AG or AG with Sketch UE

Whimsy Stamps AG 2/3
Whoopsi Daisy AG UE
Winter Wonderland North or South Pole (polar bear or penguin or both) 1/3
Without Words Christmas, Modern Look 1/3
Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 2/5

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

Cosmic Strawberry


  1. What a cutie card!!! Love love love it! Fabulous idea with the pompon-snowbal and this card is very nice, love the colours, the adorable penguin and the little bunnies! I love all the animals and this sweet card make me smile so much!

  2. Such a cute snow scene and a wonderful take on the colour inspiration.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  3. I just Love this very cute creation and the papers are so perfect with your fab design! The penguin is ready to play with your cute Eli, that's why he is hiding:)

  4. Great details, Kitty! Super cute penguin! Thanks for sharing your fabulous project and joining us for our current challenge at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  5. Adorable scene and love the little charm. Thanks for joining us at Uniko x

  6. Kitty this is adorable!! Your cards just keep getting better and better!

  7. Oh my gosh, how adorable!! The penguin is so sweet!! I love the snowball!! And what a fun picture with Eli peeking from behind!! Awesome job my friend!! Have a great weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. Kitty this is so adorable!! How cute and clever to use the tiny pom pom for a snowball! Love this!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at A Creative Need!

  9. I love the clean layout even with the coloured and patterned papers! That image is just too sweet!!
    Thanks for joining us in our "Christmas Climate" challenge at MAWTT!
    Riëtte, DT & hostess

  10. woop went to the craftroomm woop woop,lovely xmas card. Will write to you soon, lots of hugs and love and cuddles to your three furbabys, Marion

  11. Aww this is very sweet! such a delightful scene and the cute little penguin looks fab 3D'd!! the papers and snowflake charm are gorgeous! :-)
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week and good look in the Challenge!
    Hugs Sue B xx

  12. Such an adorable card...I like your background paper and how you made your penguin stand out while making everything else simple..
    Your cute little elf is in the right place with your card.
    Well done Kitty

  13. So fun and cute! Love the way you used the stickers at the bottom of this too. CUTE card!

  14. This is fabulous, I love your adorable little penguin, you have created a lovely winter scene.

  15. Very cute little the winter scene he is situated in!

  16. hi Kitty! oh my, this is precious...super cute card! I am so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  17. He is Uber adorable, and what fun that he was a freebie. You've cuted him up wonderfully with his tiny pompom, and love your snow drifts with the tiny bunnies hopping around. The background DP is just perfect for this little dude, and very festive. Love your sentiment treatments too. Well done, and congrats on your win. You used it well. TFS & Hugs

  18. This is such a cute card...the darling image goes perfect with the Lawn Fawn paper! Thanks for sharing with us at CRAFT Challenge!

  19. Very cute. Thanks for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps.


  20. Great scene and such a darling Christmas card. The penguin is darling. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments for our bingo challenge.

  21. Beautiful and very creative, this lovely image used well and gorgeous colours too. I got this image too and now need to use it after seeing your inspiring card.xx
    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

  22. Your card is very cute and I love the idea of the elf on the shelf link party. How fun. Your elf is quite cute behind the card.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity.


  23. Super cute! Happy to see you join our Loves Rubberstamps-anything goes challenge again,
    Hugs Blankina

  24. Super cute, Kitty, love the hidden elf, he looks very mischievous, LOL, hugs xxx

  25. This is so cute Kitty. Awesome colours and layout.

  26. This is so perfect for our ‘CHRISTMAS’ theme. Just love the colours and design. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    {Fresh Brewed Designs DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  27. Aw your card makes me smile, cute little scene. Thanks for joining Brown Sugar Challenge!

  28. Oh this is super, what a great creation, Hee hee I too have a wee elf!! He was in my crafty stash last night and glittered my son!! Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Love Hazel (Didos) x

  29. lovely card thanks for sharing with SBBC this week Rachel dt

  30. Cute card thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Sue DT xx

  31. What a cute card! Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Fingers.
    Mandy x (CF DT)

  32. Oh my gosh, this is adorable!! I love the tiny snow ball you added. So glad you could join us at LiaStampz!

  33. Great card thanks for sharing at Whoopsi Daisy good luck x

  34. Oh, goodness, Kitty, this card is beyond adorable! You did a brilliant job with the coloring and design!! Hugs, Darnell

  35. Cute card, love your image and your coloring. Thanks for playing along with Mema's Crafts!

  36. super adorable!
    Thank you for sharing this us at Lia Stampz this fortnight. Good luck!
    Lia Stampz Challenge Blog DT

  37. Adorable Christmas card, I love the Penguin Image they are just so cute. Beautiful charm and layout. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

  38. Beautiful Christmas card! Love the colors, the sweet image and the cute snowflake charm. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenges. Hugs, Ivonne

  39. PENGY LOOOOVVE! LOL Adorable card hun. I love the colours you used too. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges!

  40. Your Christmas card is adorable. Love the pom pom for a snowball. Thanks for sharing it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

  41. Such a great card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
    Joanne xo

  42. Thanks for stopping by and playing with us at Mema's Crafts. Come again real soon and good luck in the draw.

  43. Adorably cute! Love the colours too. Thanks for joining in on the Uniko Studio Challenge. Hugs Bev x

  44. What a sweet card! Love the little penguin! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  45. Wow Fit Kitty this is adorable. Love the image. Thanks for joining us at Just Inspirational challenges.
    Linda K. DT

  46. Thanks for playing in our "CHRISTMAS CARDS" Challenge #105!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  47. Kitty that snowball on the penguin hand is soo cuute and lovely Idea..great DP and adorable design made a happy this Kitty...

  48. Awhhhhh, what a cutie...thank you for sharing your card with us at Mema's Crafts. Good luck in the challenge.

  49. Very original to use a metal embelishment & how cute is that snowball in his hand?! awww <3
    Lia Stampz Challenge Blog DT

  50. Super cute card! Lovin' that adorable penguin and the scene you've made! :) Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks

  51. Beautiful !!! Love colours and image. Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffe & Cards Challenges!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

  52. Thanks so much for sharing your sweet little elf card with us @ My Sheri Crafts -- it's sure to bring a smile to its recipient!!!

  53. Love the great detail with the pompom for the snowball :)

    Thanks for joining our fortnight challenge here at Fresh Brewed Challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.

  54. Gorgeous - love the scene you've created.

    Thanks for joining us at the CRAFT challenge.

    Helen x

  55. Super sweet! Thanks for joining us at Scribbles Designs - hope you join us again... Good Luck!

    Sandy S
    (Owner/Designer Scribbles Designs)

  56. Very cute card and image. I love the papers you used and the image is so cute. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments for our Bingo challenge.

  57. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland.

  58. Love the snowball you added to the penguin. Thanks for joining in the challenge at CHNC Extra for December.

  59. You've created such an adorable scene! Thanks for sharing it with us at Lia Stampz!! Lia Stampz Challenge Blog DT

  60. Beautiful Christmas card. Thanks so much for joining us at Aud Sentiments.
    Merry Christmas
    Julie T

  61. This is adorable! Love that little penguin. :)

    Thanks for joining the Craftin Desert Divas "Christmas" Linky Party.
    ~ DT Lori

  62. Awww! So adorable Kitty! Thank you for playing along with Cosmic Colours this month. Colette xx

  63. Thanks for playing along with us at The Craft Garden this month

  64. This is just adorable - love the colours too -thank you for joining in with us at the Crafty little fairies for our last challenge hugs Judith x

  65. What a cute card Thanks for joining our Christmas challenge at Ooh La La Creations. Alli x

  66. Sweet card. Thank you for entering my CHNC challenge extra for December and my Patterned Paper December challenge with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon x