Monday, January 17, 2022

Just Chillin' with the Penguins

Double Trouble Challenge#101 is open for your paper crafting pleasure. As usual, we have three "Things":

1. Thing 1 (required): Trouble Maker is requiring that we use three patterned papers on our projects. You will receive one chance in our random drawing if you meet this requirement. Using our partner's sketch is optional but will qualify you for another chance.

2. Thing 2 (optional): Double Dare suggests you link your card to Try Stampin' on Tuesday #539 if you have used their sketch. TSOT also has an option to create a Winter Wonder Theme. Linking your card with our partner will earn another chance at our random drawing.

3. Thing 3 (optional): Twisted Sister is asking for at least one penguin with your project. This will give you one more chance in our random drawing.

First, I stamped, colored, and fussy-cut four penguin images along with two hats and a scarf. The TSOT sketch was just right for three patterned papers so I cut three panels. The large pink foiled snowflake panel was added to a black card base and serves as a background. Next, I selected papers from a pad of beach paper. One pattern was a streaked design of white and aqua that reminded me of glacial ice. The other was a pattern of dunes resembling snowdrifts. I continued to add the elements, sometimes with foam tape, onto the black card base. 

In keeping with the sketch, a strip of silver glimmer paper was added along with the stamped sentiment. The holographic snowflakes finished the design. The inside was lined with white cardstock and decorated with snowflakes plus the fourth penguin wearing a hat.

I also submitted my card at Critter Crazy Challenge #58. This is a monthly challenge where "Anything Goes" as long as you feature a critter.

DTC #101 began on Monday, January 16 and TSOT #539 begins on Tuesday, January 17. Both challenges will close on Sunday, January 30. Be sure to check out the guidelines at both blogs and join us for some crafting fun.

Stamp Sets: Stamps of Life "Penguins 2" & "Waddle Penguins 2"
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black & Copic Alcohol Markers
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Basic White, Basic Black & Silver Glimmer
Paper: SU! "Whimsy & Wonder" DSP (pink foiled background paper), Honey Bee "Beach Vibes" (aqua streaks & snowdrifts)
Dies: Sizzix "662347" (Circles)
Misc.: Holographic snowflakes & foam tape from stash


  1. Those penguins are so cute - great non-traditional coloured snowflake paper as well :)

  2. Melanie, what a GREAT job coloring your penguins!!! They have so much dimension! So effective using the black card base to complement your penguins, too. Love the foiled snowflake background paper, and your use of snowflake embellishments, too. Everything about your card is so clever! Thank you for using our Try Stampin' on Tuesday sketch to such advantage!!! -Donna

  3. Cute arrangement of penguins, and I love the black and pink together!

  4. Wow.. what a perfect done of the sketch! Love the touch of sparkle, too!

    Thanks for playing along with our Challenge at Critter Crazy and good luck!

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  5. Love the colors selected, pink and black go so well together. These penguins are adorable and love the big scarf on the one... so cute.

  6. So cute! Love those penguins and that pink paper snowflake paper is perfect! :)

  7. What a cute card! I love those glimmery snowflakes the peek out from the background. All of it came together really nice!

  8. your Penguins and snowflakes are the best ... and I see that sweet pink DSP peeking out!!! Perfect!!