Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Joy to the World

Hello, everyone!  I'm back again today with another card!

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This card features an adorable penguin freebie designed by Sandra for The Outlawz 9th Birthday Celebration Colouring Challenge (thank you!).  I went with a winter holiday card.  My goal is to make two cards a month and this is my second, but I hope to make more before the end of the month!

Before printing the free digi, I added alphas to the balloons to spell the word "joy" (Pixel Scrapper).  I coloured the image with markers, added Glossy Accents to his eyes, beak, feet, and balloons.  I adhered him to a die-cut stitched vellum rectangle (Gina Marie Designs) along with a punched bow.  

I created a stencilled background by applying Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide through a Snowfall stencil (Hot off the Press).  I added a die-cut snowy landscape (Poppystamps Stitched Landscapes) and adhered the penguin rectangle.  Lastly, I stamped a sentiment (STAMPlorations Joy) to coordinate with the joy word on the balloons.  

My card design was inspired by Sketch Saturday Week 601:

I would also like to support the following challenges: 2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG w Critters 3/5; A Bit More Time to Craft 111 AG UE; A Perfect Time to Craft March AG UE; ABC Christmas F for Freebie UE; Ally's Angels AG 3/3; Artsystamper Digitals 12 Lots of Layers 2/3; Arty Divas AG 2/5; Cardz TV 110 AG 3/3; Colour Crazy 10 AG 2/2; Colouring in Scrapland Optional Theme Spring 2/2; Crafter's Castle AG 2/3; Crafty Creations March AG 2/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG No Patterned Paper UE; Creatalicious AG Optional Layer it Up 2/3; Creative Fingers 181 AG 2/3; Crimbo Crackers Penguins 1/2; Dare 2B Artzy AG 3/3; Die Cut Divas AG with Dies 3/4; Digi Choosday 11 AG 2/2; Gem of a Challenge 6 AG 2/2; Jan's Digi Stamps AG 2/5; Kat Scrappiness Mostly Green UE; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 2/3; Polkadoodles 11 AG 2/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Use Some Green 4/5; Simon Says Stamp Monday Stencil Fun 2/5; STAMPlorations March Theme and Photo Stamps and Nature 3/6; STAMPlorations March Stencil UE; The 12 Months of Christmas Link-up AG Optional Ice Ice Baby 2/10; The Paper Funday AG Optional Twist St. Patrick's Day 2/4; Through the Craft Room Door AG 1/2; Word Art Wednesday 430-431 AG w Uplifting Sentiment 3/5 wk1

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


Margreet said...

Great take on the sketch. It is a lovely card. What a coincidence that we both have used an image with balloons today.
xxx Margreet

Verna Angerhofer said...

Fun card design with that cute penguin.

jimlynn said...

CAS and so cute. Love the snowflakes in the background.

Sue said...

Sweet penguin thanks for sharing with us at Polkadoodles DigiChooseday challenge hugs Sue x

Donna said...

What a fabulous card, such talent adding the "JOY". Cute penguin and like your curved edge on the background and the cute bow!

Alyson Mayo said...

Oh, so sweet - how can you not love penguins! Love the snowflakes and the stitched border. Great idea to start working on Christmas cards now :)

Chandhini said...

Love the penguin with balloons, such a lovely stencilled background.

aussie aNNie said...

Adorable penguin and card, love the use of that vellum and background papers, I am yet to colour this image in...running behind..x

Karen Page said...

Great Christmas card, Kitty! I especially like the stenciled background!!! And of course I love that charming penguin. Thank you so much for playing along at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies!!!

Lisa Lynn said...

Kitty your penguin is just adorable. The JOY balloons are perfect for a winter party. You make such wonderful cards.

cotnob said...

A sweet card, such a cute penguin and lovely stencilled background.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Joy Wilson said...

Gorgeous card! I love the beautiful background! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

KandA said...

Fabulous card Kitty, super little penguin and great stencilled background xx

Michelle said...

Such a sweet image and the background is stunning - Michelle x

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card Kitty, I do love penguins.
Linda xxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

So cute & gorgeous Kitty.

Gail said...

This is super duper cutie tootsie - TFS and hope you make your goal!

Darlene said...

OMG how cute is this!!! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at the Artsystamper Challenge Blog!
Please stop by for a visit.

Arlene said...

Cute card. Congrats on getting those Xmas cards going. So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas for our challenge this month.

Catnip and Kitty Whiskers said...

Sweet card! Hope you are doing well also! Hope you get a chance to run your errands and do all you need to do! Be well! Enjoying seeing all your beautiful cards! :)

Donna said...

I just downloaded this image. I hope I am not too late to use it. So cute! Great color combination and design. This trying to catch up stuff is for the birds. LOL!

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Gorgeous card Through The Craft Room Door.
Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge atThrough The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge. Good luck Ginny
My Blog As I do Rodos

Karen Page said...

Back again with a different DT hat on! Thank you for sharing this at Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge!!!

terrie said...

Cute card Kitty, I like the green snowflakes...good luck in your challenges.

Ina G said...

So cute and such a lovely wintery feel to your card. Thanks for sharing at STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge.

HandmadeByTasha13 said...

Such a cute little penguin!

Thanks for playing along with us at Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends & good luck with the challenge!

HandmadeByTasha DT

Migdalia said...

Super cute card!! I love penguins!!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia Rodriguez
Migdalia's Crafts

Scrapper69 said...

Hey, there sweet lady! I'm back from my Spring Break and super happy to have the internet again! :) Your card is so cute! You know I adore penguins! I really like the snowdrift background! SWEET!


Fikreta said...

Its so very sweet card!

Cindy C. said...

Oh this is really cute!! Thanks for playing along our March challenge at Die Cut Divas.

Chris Dring said...

Such a cute winter scene you've created on your card! Thanks for joining in at STAMPlorations Theme & Photo Prompt challenge.

Art by Zowie Dixon said...

Simply darling! I'm sorry I am late commenting but thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Arty Divas this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.

Hugs, Zowie xx

Arty Divas DT

Crafts from the Fairy Den {My Blog}

Rhodidodi said...

Such a cute card! I hope you succeed with 2 a month! Lovely to see you joining us at Creatalicious Challenges.

Kazz Cards and Crafts said...

Such a fun penguin card, love the balloons, and the design. Well Done. Thank you for joining us at A Perfect Time to Craft. Karen Neil DT

D.L. Walls said...

Lovely interpretation of the sketch and a very cute image. Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Funday Challenges and best of luck in the draw! Donna - DT Member

Creative world said...

Fantastic card.Great design .Thank you for joining us at DIGI CHOOSDAY CHALLENGE ,hope to see you again
Željka DT xx

Inkyfingers said...

Your penguin looks so cute and I love the stencilled background. Such a fun festive card.
Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Christmas Challenges and I hope you will join us again soon.
Stay safe,
Carol x

MadeByMeghanK said...

How creative! I LOVE the green snowflakes! Thank you for joining us at Kat Scrappiness! Please come back next month too! Good Luck in the draw! -DT Meghan Kennihan (www.madebymeghank.com)

Craft With Te said...

Really pretty Love the colorful card and the snowflake background!!!! the penguin is OMG adorable!!!! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
Tantalaya “craftwithte”
Crafter's Castle

Suze said...

Great how you turned this image into a Christmas ones. Just shows how versatile an image can be if we think outside the box! I like the wintry scene you created. Thank you for joining in the No Patterned Paper Challenge at CHNC.

Dorte said...

Such a super cute Christmas card, Kitty, lovely colours. Thank you for sharing your card with us at ABC Christmas Challenge and I hope you will join us again soon.
Dorte x

Susan Renshaw said...

Love that penguin!
Thanks for sharing with 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!


DT for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!
Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

Suchi said...

Lovely card! Thank u so much for playing with us at March STAMPlorations Theme and Photo Prompt! Do join us again! :)
Suchi xx

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional layer it up” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

(DT Simply Create Too)

(DT Kreativtanten)