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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Penguins on the ice

I'm going to make some 70ish Christmas cards this year. So I'm not ready to give up winter and Christmas just yet...

For this card I used a Hero Arts stamp set to make the background.
The penguins are made with stamps that came free with a magazine last year and have been colored with Promarkers.
I die cut an oval of silver mirri card to make the ice.

Simple and light weight, the latter being a main focus for this year's Christmas cards...

This card is for:
Tuesday Throwdown - #324 Winter Critters
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Snowflakes
Passion For Promarkers Challenge - #376 Anything Goes

32 comments:

cotnob said...

A super card Pia, such a lovely winter scene - those penguins are so cute.
Pauline
x

sandie said...

gorgeous card Pia, I really like the added sparkle to the trees x

meg said...

love your background Pia I must try and make my own. The penguins look as though they are enjoying being on the ice

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

it's good to make Christmas /winter cards all year round , this one is so cute . janex

Nonni said...

Wow Pia, how inspiring! I love your combo of different style of stamps here... Something I want to learn! Very fab card!

*Vicki* said...

These penguins are adorable! I just love how you've made them skating on the ice!! Such a fun wintry scene! HUGS :)

Migdalia said...

I love holiday cards!! I love the penguins! Adorable!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
Crafting With Creative M

Laine said...

A real cutie Pia. I admire your tenacity! I was so ready to give up Christmas cards and start on bright spring colours. I will have changed my tune come next June/July!
Laine
xx

Mervi said...

You are well organized; I'll try to start earlier this year!
Gorgeous card and the "ice" looks really cute as the penquins;-))m

scrAPpamondo said...

The light blues of the beautiful trees match very well with the black & white, Pia! Great idea the mirri oval for ice, too! Definitely a perfect card to mailing to anyone!

Loz said...

That is soooo CUTE Pia..Loz

Chrissy said...

Awww..they are the cutest little guys Pia..lovethe trees in the background and the snowflakes..fabulous card..and thank you for my card which arrived yesterday..love it.

luv CHRISSYxx

Brenda's Card Corner said...

WOW...70 handmade Christmas cards?!?! I struggle with 12-15! Beautiful card, love the trees stamped in blue and of course those darling penguins!

Brenda

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card love the cute skating penguins and the ice rink
Carol x

Mrs.B said...

Those penguins are so sweet and they certainly look as if they're having a good time.
Love the card.
Avril xx

Marie B. said...

Such a cute card, Pia! Thanks for joining our snowflakes challenge at CCAYR with your work! :)

~Marie B -DT

scrappymo! said...

These penguins are so darn cute and I like the wee scene you have created for them.

Marina said...

The ice looks great and I love the cute penguins. Yes lightweight is definitely the way to go, especially if your friends are overseas!

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely colours on this gorgeous creation...fabulous little penguins and design.xx{aNNie}

Karen Steele said...

This is a great wintery scene that you have created for these sweet penguins! I admire your Christmas card planning Pia - I too have the same intentions of making some Christmas cards every month....only time will tell if I have been successful in these intentions!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Nothing simple about this creation Pia, it is so cute and pretty.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Monika Reeck said...

yaay cuuute Pingu
love that Mirri paper too
looks like ICE Pia
and I cant guess which card is for me
maybe anything with shoe and purple..hmmm
I miss the time to make CASe ing card with you..
do you have time this year Pia
maybe we make christmas card and CASE ing each other what do you think
only if you have time my dear
hugs and happy weekend
Monika

chrissy xx said...

Just what I like to see in January Pia. A cute Christmas card for this year..
What sweeties they are and I LOve your design.
Chrissyxx

Donna Ellis said...

I love your little ice skating pengies, Pia! What a delightful scene - and such a beautifully designed CAS card! I hope I can learn CAS this year! hugs, de

Tammy said...

Awww the penguins are so cute and I love the fun winter scene you created!
Tammy x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Love penguins Pia they really are so appealing and I've a number of Bugaboo images with them, I love your card and well done on advancing on 2017 cards I'm trying to do the same, once I'm past the Birthday ones.
Thanks for sharing your inspiration,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Donna said...

These penguins are adorable and cute card! Great idea to keep going on Christmas!

The Crafty Den said...

Beautiful card Pia. I love the image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for sharing with us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Andie's Space said...

Hi Pia,
This is all too cute. Love those cute penguins & what a fabulous scene you've created. I love it. Thanks for joining us at Passion for Promarkers this week.
Hugs,
Andie xx

Cindy said...

Cute card. I like how you used the blue ink on the trees to add a pop of color. Thanks for sharing with us at CCAYR.

Deanne Saunders said...

Adorable!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR 'ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Mimi said...

Are you tired of me yet?
Great card. So smart-- love the "ice rink"!