Tuesday, August 27, 2013

My Winter Animal

The challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' this week is "Winter Animals". Well, guess Phoenix, Arizona, with temperatures still over 105, I imagine my winter animal is trying to cool off with the rest of us.

This Bugaboo image struck me as the perfect image for my card. There's no denying he's a winter animal, but I think he's having a blast enjoying some summer fun!  I colored him with a black Sharpie and then used Copics for the rest. There's a bit of blue ink on the bottom of the clouds with a tiny bit of glitter, along with glitter on the waves, the sun and on the Nestabilities oval frame around the image.

The sponsor at the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' challenge is Quixotic Paperie who has donated a £10 voucher!  As you can see, I've added a little different angle to this challenge with my "Winter Animal" enjoying the summer.  As long as your image is a "Winter Animal", let's see what you can come up with.

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This card is being entered in the following challenges:
Card Crafters Circle, Pattie's Creations, 2 Sisters Challenge, Avenue 613, Challenges 4 Everybody, Dutch Dare, Crafty Cardmakers, Crazy Challenge, Without Words, C is for Challenge


  1. This is perfect for our current challenge “Anything Goes” at Pattie’s Creations. Thanks for joining us!
    Pattie ♥
    at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

  2. What fun non-traditional Christmas card you've made! The paper with surf boards, the waves, clouds and sun - all comes together so beautifully and makes up such a sweet scene!

  3. Fabulous creation! Your image is too cute, love the surfboard paper and the dimensional clouds and sun.

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Lin xx
    Crafty Cardmakers

    PS I always thought Penguins were arctic birds until my sister came back from a holiday in Cape Town, South Africa with video of boulder beach..... check it out here xx

  4. Cool - a surfing penguin dude!! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time.


  5. Cool card and fun image! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenges.

  6. oh my giddy this is so cute!
    Love the colours that you have used what a fun card
    thanks for joining us at Patties Creations Design Challenge Blog for this weeks theme of "Anything Goes"
    Kelly DT

  7. Gorgous card Gail. I love the super penguin and fabulous design xx

  8. So cute, I love that little penguin and a great twist on summer.
    Thanks for joining us at crafty carmakers.
    Jules DT

  9. Great penguin - image fits perfectly with the challenge - and why shouldn't he don his sunglasses and enjoy some sun?!! Thanks for sharing at Crafty Cardmakers.

  10. Very cute, love penguins and he is so cool lookin!! I love the blue and glitter around the scallops!

  11. Honestly, that is how I would love to spend Christmas :) Snow is so over rated! Super cute card, love the little scene and the little bits of glitter are a wonderful detail.

    Hugs, Dawn

  12. What a wonderful scene you've created, very cute
    Hugs Julie P

  13. Hi Gail, This is one gorgeous card! Thanks for your kind words on my Blog today. I do appreciate it. Judy x

  14. Thanks for playing in our "Anything Goes" Challenge #74!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  15. What a fabulous card. I love the image, I can just imagine him having fun in the surf and I really like the surfboard paper and layout too.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


  16. Doesn't he look the part. Love the layout and that fab surfboard paper too. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create this week.

  17. He's a winter animal alright - he just happens to be having a surfing vacation - and he appears to be having a smashing time of it!! That surfboard paper is the perfect addition to this card. Wonderful coloring! Good luck in the challenges, Gail !!

  18. Hey, this is what I'm talkin' about! This little fella is so cute and you have given him the perfect "environment"! Great color integration and fabulous composition! Thanks for dropping this off by our house at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  19. Haha, love this card. How cool this penguin is? Lovely colors. I would like to thank you for entering my 'C... is for challenge' blog and I wish you good luck in the draw.
    Anna xxx

  20. Gail this made me smile, fab image and I love the papers. Thanks for joining us at without words. Joey xx