Sunday, November 18, 2012

Good Cheer

Hi again! This is my second post for today. I'll get right to it as my fur baby is not so subtly letting me know he wants some attention! For this card, I used the sketch from the current Sparks challenge from Paper Smooches:

the inside:

And the sketch:

I stamped the penguin and seal, paper pieced the bow, scarf, beak and feet, then did a little shading. For the most part, I followed the sketch...except for that scalloped element under the main panel. I've amassed quite a bit of Christmas embellishments over the past few years and very rarely use them. (Anybody else have that problem?) So as a challenge to myself, I've been trying to use some on my projects. This teeny tiny string of lights were just begging to be used on this card. I know, it looks kind of strange, but I like it! What says good cheer better than a cute penguin and seal standing in glitter 'snow' and Christmas lights?! LOL! (Well, maybe a pomegranate martini, but that's another story entirely!) 

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed and thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Chris ☺

Card stock: DCWV (card base); Bazzill (black); Recollections (white)
DP: MME - Colorful Christmas
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Chilly Chums; Christmas Sampler
Ink: Tsukineko - Tuxedo Black
Markers: Marvy Uchida
Adhesive: SA by 3L (MyStik, 3D Foam Sqs.); Scotch glue; Therm-o-web (Dots)
Other: Glitter - Stampendous; Lights - Jolee's Boutique


  1. So sweet! Love how you used the little string of lights along the bottom of your image panel. Thanks for joining us for the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!

  2. What a cute card! I love those images-they are so cute. I also love that string of lights!

  3. Awww, too cute! Love those little guys! Fabulous color combo, too, and I adore the little holiday lights trim wrapped around the bottom!

  4. SUPER SUPER cute card! I love the Christmas lights and those little chilly chums!! What a fab card! FAB take on this sketch:) THANKS so much for playing along with us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!! Hope you join in the fun this week!!! <3

    ps...CONGRATS on your win! I got your email and will send you the info when I get home tonight:) HUGS!! <3


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