Saturday, December 19, 2015

Warm Wishes Penguin

Hello, everyone! The Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is over!  It was a huge success, and we had an amazing 643 entries!  Each hop we set a goal for ourselves to beat the numbers of the last hop, and we did it again!  Yay!

On a sadder note, I looked at my followers number today and it's down one.  I don't usually lose followers so my heart sank a bit.  So my question for you today: Have you ever lost a follower?  And if so, does it bother you? 

Today I am sharing a CAS card.  I fell in love with the cute images over at Diddybag. They recently had a sale - this set was only 89 cents and it included five different images.  I do enjoy pre-coloured images!  All I had to do was print, fussy-cut, and add some clear Wink of Stella over the cute penguin.  He's also popped up on foam tape. Great for a quick card!

The embossing folder is Cuttlebug Christmas set, and the cute sentiment is Poppystamps - You Melt My Heart. I embellished with three clear dew drops.

And I imagine you are wondering what my elf Eli has been doing.  You will remember we recently took a road trip.  To be honest, it wasn't much of a road trip - we went into town and went to the post office.  I don't get out much hehe!  Here is Eli pictured with some friends he met at the post office. I see Frosty, Santa, and one of the reindeer.  Eli looks right at home with his Christmas friends!  Eli and I are linking up over at DL.ART's Third Annual Elf Antics Linky!  You can check out Eli's elf friends over at the linky!

I would also like the join the following challenges:  Beccy's Place AG UE; Bugaboo Catch the Bug Penguin Parade 2/3; Christmas Cards All Year Long Keep it Simple UE; Choux Choux Paper Art Christmas Winter UE; Craftin Desert Divas Christmas Linky UE; Crafty Friends AG 1/3; Crafty Girls Creations AG 3/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Christmas UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra December UE; Deep Ocean AG UE; Dragonfly Dreams It's Christmas UE; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Jo's Scrap Shack Christmas Treats 2/3; Just Keep on Creating December AG UE; Not Just Cards AG UE; Pile It On Christmas/Winter UE; Scrapbook Blessings Club 3rd Annual Christmas Party UE; Sweet Stamps Blog AG UE; Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Merry Christmas UE; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 5/5

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


  1. Oh this is gorgeous Kitty, i love it.

  2. Fabulous card Kitty, sweet image looks super against the embossed background.

    As for your question - I have lost a follower before but it doesn't really bother me as there could be upteen reasons why so I don't take it personally. Also I have found blogger to be at fault sometimes as blogs occasionally just disappear from my reading list and I then have to go and refollow xx

  3. Hi Kitty, I have read just now a Brenda's comment on
    Brenda said: "You mention followers, have you lost any today ?
    Most of myself and teamies and the challenge blogs have lost a good few ranging from 6 to 60, seems Blogger is doing some housekeeping of inactive blogs, been a bit like watching a sinking ship today."
    So, it seems that your followers have not stopped following you, but their blogs have been eliminated and therefore also their accounts...
    Your CAS are very sweet!!! This penguin is too cute and make me smile! Love the embossing and the trasparent pearls on the background!
    Hugs my friend!


  4. That image is the cutest of all...what a wonderful card Kitty...
    so simple but that little penguin is adorable....
    well done

  5. A lovely cute card, Kitty. I love the embossing folder, I've not come across that one before.

    So..... onto your question. I occasionally lose a follower and can't seem to work out who it is. Before I wrote this comment, I checked my list followers and I have one less than I had yesterday! It seems that blogger has a gremlin in the works this week! ;-) xx

  6. Lovely cute card, thanks for sharing with us at Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT x

  7. Your card is adorable and I love that simple embossed background. The cute penguin image makes this card so warm and huggable! Eli has had more of a road trip than my elf, Loopy, even if it was just to the post office. Loopy sulked a bit about not getting to go with me when the girls and I went to a cookie exchange play date but I don't think she would have liked being in the middle of 5 active kids and toddlers!

  8. This is so adorable!! The little penguin is so sweet!! I love his rosy cheeks!! What a fabulous card my friend!! I've lost several followers over the bothered me at first but not anymore :) Have a great weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  9. Fantastic card Kitty, that penguin is adorable! I love how you fussy cut around the image and popped it up on the embossed background. I also like the nice simple sentiment you added. Fabulous!

  10. oh my how totally the embossed background.. fabulous card..

  11. Awesome card and I have lost TONS of followers. I do not worry about those people but the people that still follow me are AWESOME and I LOVE them tons!! :)

  12. I love the cute penguin and Eli looks like she is having fun hanging with freibfs

  13. First off the followers Kitty, it was an issue we were discussing over at our challenge DT blogs yesterday. Seems most of us and the challenge blogs themselves had lost several ranging from 6 to 62 and it seems to us that Blogger might be doing some housekeeping of old inactive blogs - but that is our assumption and based on nothing sure. I am sure there will be more people mentioning it out there on their blogs.

    Cute Penguin card as well.

    In case I'm not round again before, wishing you and your a very Happy Christmas.

    B x

  14. Hello Kitty,this penguin card is adorable,such a sweet image and great seeing Eli Elf meeting some friends,this way the trip was worth it!

  15. Your card is so cute. Re followers, we are all losing them we think Blogger is cleaning up and deleting ones that have not been active for a long time.

  16. Such a lovely card, such a great image which you have coloured so nicely. Thank you for sharing with us at Dragonfly Dreams, hope we see you again soon...
    Love and Hugs ~ Lady Anne
    Dragonfly Dreams
    Anne's Paper Dream's Blog

    Lady Anne Milnes-Howard of Glencairn, Caithness Scotland.

  17. Your card is super adorable and I think the losing follower bit must be a blogger issue this week as suddenly my follower count dropped this week too and yes it does leave a niggle but dont let it affect you Kitty...most of the ime its a glitch

  18. This is so cute, thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends. xxx

  19. Hi,

    I think there's a technical problem because I lose 11 followers yesterday which is so unusual and quiet annoying :(

    Then I asked my other blogger friends and they said that they face with this problem too.

    I hope blogspot will fix this soon.

    Nice day.

  20. Oh this is just so sweet Kitty and the embossed penguin background is aweson. I love that - Eli looks right at home there! Michelle x

  21. Super cute penguin in a cup, my you do have a lot of different "coffee/tea" themed stamps/digis. I haven't had much time for crafting lately but after the big day I am going to get back to crafting.

  22. So cute, he wouldn't get very far with me and when he did get out he would be bored as I visit the same shops and haven't been going anywhere. He might be interest in all the different hospitals I have been visiting with hubby though.

  23. Darling card, sweet image and the embossed background is perfect! I can not image anyone would follow you on purpose, you post so often and such beautiful cards, either accidentally or blog removal. Hugs, Donna

  24. Adorable with that penguin in a cup! (I gain and lose followers all the time - I never give it a second thought. As long as I'm happy with my blog, it's all good! Of course, I appreciate each person that leaves sweet comments.) So glad you linked up at ChouxChoux Paper Art!

  25. Like the Christmas decoration Eli Elf is posing near. It has a wonderful vintage look to it.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  26. It is a super cute image and the embossing makes a lovely backdrop.Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 214th FF AG challenge! Christmas Blessings, Carole

  27. Super cute card my friend! Love the embossing and sweet image. I am so sorry to hear that you lost a follower. I am not sure what I would do if it happened but yes, it would bother me. Hope this helps. Thank you for playing in our Funday Friday challenge this week! Happy Holidays!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  28. ahhh another sweet card, lots of hugs and love, cuddles and perhaps a brush for your lovely furbabys, Marion

  29. Such a lovely CAS card! I love the embossed background! I love it!
    well of course I would feel sad if I lost a follower... let's just hope that it is just a mistake! But don't let it bother you too much, as you have your loyal followers that are here for you to support you and tell you how Amazing you are! xoxoxo

  30. Happy Holidays from the Bugaboo Stamps Design Team!
    Thank you for being a Bugaboo follower this year!
    We look forward to seeing you in the new year!
    Hugs & Happy Days!

  31. Lovely card with yet another cute image :)
    I se that Eli is loving on youre roadtrip to post office, He is having a blast :)
    As for the folowers, whel yes I did lose some, and some stay but do not wisit me and I do not have manny of them :( But that is because I do not have mutch time over the summer and wasnt on my blog mutch...
    ♥Hugs Valentina♥

  32. Such a beautiful, simple card which is very effective! Love penguins and this image is so cute. Thank you so much for entering the Christmas Cards All Year Round (Keep it Simple, Few Embellishments and lots of open space) Challenge this month. Lots of luck. Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT

    PS I've lost some followers recently and I've just found out it seems to be something happening with 'Blogger' because a few peeps are having the same problem. So annoying when it happens out of the blue! xx

  33. Eli looks like he had a lot of fun at the post office!
    Love how effective this image is against the white background. Thank you for joining in the challenge at CHNC Extra for December