‘Twas the night before Christmas…

…when all through the house not a creature was stirring,not even a PENGUIN?!

I had the idea last year to use this little cutie as a Christmas stamp even tho’ he’s from the Pink Cat Studio Fairy Friends stamp plate.But like sooo many of my stamps this is the first time he’s seen ink!I’ve coloured him with Promarkers and added a coating of clear Copic Atyou Spica over his wings and dotted some Sky Blue on his wand.(Click on the pic for a closer view).I used a mix of Standard, Inverted Scalloped and Classic Scalloped Circle Nestabilities to mount him on.A short length of grosgrain ribbon has been folded in half and sandwiched between the layers.The front of the card has been cut diagonally,a greeting stamped and a piece of acetate that has been embossed using the Cuttlebug Snowflakes folder attached with brads.I mounted a piece of Daisy & Dandelion Winter’s Tale paper,that I had left over from last year,onto some card from my stash.These have also been cut diagonally (not to be confused with Diagon Alley!As any H.P. fan knows!).The topper was adhered with foam tape for extra dimension.Because I have loads of Christmas cards to make I try and create an effective, stylish design (I think) and also use my stash frugally.I’ll probably mix these up a bit with different images,papers and embellishments.I may even substitute the acetate with vellum.

Here are some challenges this card was made in mind for :

Ooh La La Creations – Christmas in July

Cupcake Craft – Acetate

Stamp with Fun – Fairies

The Shabby Tearoom – Christmas in July

Flutterby Wednesday’s – At least 3 or more layers (hoping this is eligible ‘cos of the way the card is constructed – please tell me if it’s not)

Gingersnap Creations – Spicy Supply Challenge : Markers

Stampavie and more – Anything goes

The Pixie Cottage – Triple Play: 3 of something : Sketch,theme or both.I’ve gone with the theme.

Cute Card Thursday – Get a Head Start (Christmas cards)

Paper Cutz Challenge – Christmas : No red or green

Stamp Something – Recipe : 1 designer paper,1 ribbon and 1 image

Sunday’s with Crissy – Monochramatic (Mostly)

Ann’s Creative Nook – Anything goes

Sentimental Sunday – I can see clearly now : Use a clear element on your creation plus a sentiment

Magical Craft – Christmas in July

Creatalicious – Show some 3D

K L Stampin N Scappin – Dry embossing

Fussy and Fancy – Christmas in July

Digi Doodle Shop’s Best – Use those scraps!

Passion for Promarkers – Animals

Christmas Cards All Year Round – Anything goes

Fab ‘n’ Funky – It’s Christmas in July

Fresh Brewed – Christmas in July

Stampotique – Christmas in July

Theme Thursday – Something round 

No Time To Stamp – Christmas in July

Order of the Opus Gluei -Sending smiles

Shelly’s Images – Lots of layers


Lisa x


54 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Risa
    Jul 16, 2010 @ 00:34:57

    What a beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at KLSKS!


  2. Kelly
    Jul 16, 2010 @ 00:37:22

    gorgeous card!


  3. Danni
    Jul 16, 2010 @ 01:15:41

    How adorable!! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!


  4. Juanita
    Jul 16, 2010 @ 01:27:25

    Cute card, love the image. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy.


  5. Katie
    Jul 16, 2010 @ 01:43:00

    Ah what a cutie!
    Love the design and the sparkle!
    Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage 🙂


  6. Jana D
    Jul 16, 2010 @ 01:59:53

    Gorgeous card. Love that little penguin fairy. WOW on the number of challenges. Both the card and the amount of challenges made me SMILE. Thanks for playing with us at OPUS GLUEI.


  7. Shelly Parker
    Jul 16, 2010 @ 02:10:05

    Just so pretty! I love the look of the scallops and inverted scallops.

    Thanks for joining us this week at Shelly’s Images for our TTThursday Challenge. It is so fun to visit your blog to see your projects.


  8. Rosemary
    Jul 16, 2010 @ 03:58:15

    What an absolutely ADORABLE card! It does make one smile and it is so well executed – loving the colors, the image, all of it! It’s going to make someone very happy to receive it during the Christmas season!

    Wonderful take on our challenge at Opus Gluei, thanks for participating!


  9. Deb Neerman
    Jul 16, 2010 @ 04:36:16

    This is just adorable!

    Thanks for joining us in this week’s Stamp Simply “Christmas in July” challenge!


  10. Debbie Marcinkieiwcz
    Jul 16, 2010 @ 04:59:59

    WOW … look at all those challenges! Good for you! Thanks for sharing your adorable design with us this week in the Tea Room, at Fussy & Fancy and at KLSNS 🙂


  11. Kathrin aka Kruemel
    Jul 16, 2010 @ 06:42:29

    What a cute card! Love the icy colors and that embossed piece of acetate!

    Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week!

    Kathrin aka Kruemel


  12. Crafty Emma
    Jul 16, 2010 @ 08:10:12

    Aw such an adorable card, gorgeous colours.
    Thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck.
    Hugs Emma x
    PS I have a £10 voucher giveaway on my blog if you would like to pop over and enter.


  13. femmy
    Jul 16, 2010 @ 08:52:47

    it’s gorgeous!!


  14. Melanie Risk
    Jul 16, 2010 @ 08:56:00

    So Cute and sweet. Thanks for joining us here at Digi Doodle for this weeks scrap challenge.


  15. Doreen
    Jul 16, 2010 @ 09:26:19

    This is gorgeous.Thank you so much for sharing this at Magical Crafts.xxx


  16. Kim Howard
    Jul 16, 2010 @ 14:20:19

    Oh, such a sweet image! Thanks for playing at Stampotique Designer’s Challenge!


  17. Judy
    Jul 16, 2010 @ 15:12:34

    What a very sweet card. Love the blues in it. Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop’s Best.



  18. Monika Reeck
    Jul 16, 2010 @ 15:47:09

    What a very cute Images and love all the blues on your card…cute card…thanks for joining with us at Digi Doodle Shop’s Best.Hugs, Monika


  19. Karen
    Jul 16, 2010 @ 16:06:06

    Great card Lisa, love how you’ve coloured it too. Thanks for joining us Digi Doodle Shops Best.


  20. Sue C
    Jul 16, 2010 @ 16:49:02

    Lovely card, thanks for joining us at PfP. Sue C x


  21. Willy
    Jul 16, 2010 @ 17:25:30

    What a cute and beautiful Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at SDC # 11.


  22. The Crafty Den
    Jul 16, 2010 @ 19:52:36

    Wow Lisa, what alot of challenges! Gorgeous card. Love the cute image and your colouring is fab. Great colour scheme. Thanks for sharing with us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x


  23. Jayne Hayward
    Jul 16, 2010 @ 21:17:34

    Love the dp and the image used.

    Thanks for joining in with us on DDSB

    Jayne xx


  24. Moniqui
    Jul 16, 2010 @ 22:19:47

    Super cute! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique designers challenge!


  25. Julie
    Jul 16, 2010 @ 22:53:08

    Oh this is so sweet and beautiful colours!! Cannot believe the number of challenges you have managed – I’m in awe! Thanks for joining in our challenge at PFP this week! Juliexx


  26. Debs
    Jul 16, 2010 @ 23:34:38

    a lovely card..thanks for joining us at PFP…Debs x


  27. cheryl
    Jul 16, 2010 @ 23:49:01

    oh this is one adorable image fab coulrs too bless you for playing at the pixie cottage this week love hugs cheryl xxxxx


  28. audreypettit
    Jul 17, 2010 @ 02:41:15

    What a fun little image that is! I’ve never seen a penguin fairy before. 🙂 Love your coloring job and the touches of sparkle, and the layers of die-cuts are wonderful. Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room this week.


  29. Ceal
    Jul 17, 2010 @ 02:49:36

    ooh that birdie is just too cute! thanks for joining us at KLSNS this week


  30. Ann Fitton
    Jul 17, 2010 @ 03:56:08

    Adorable!!! Thanks for playing along at the Nook this week!


  31. Anesha
    Jul 17, 2010 @ 12:30:46

    Really lovely card, great use of the acetate. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.


  32. Adrina
    Jul 17, 2010 @ 16:17:12

    Such a lovely card. I like the colours.
    Thanks for joining the Pixie Cottage this week.
    Adrina XX


  33. Ann English
    Jul 17, 2010 @ 16:50:14

    So sweet and so many challenges! Thank you for joining us this week for SEntimental Sundays. I hope you’ll join us again tomorrow!


  34. Cathy/PapierGirl
    Jul 17, 2010 @ 18:37:46

    Super sweet penguin image and wow….that’s alot of challenges! Good luck to you and thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! 🙂


  35. Alicia
    Jul 17, 2010 @ 21:25:26

    Love how you embossed the acetate! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Sentimental Sundays.


  36. Lisa C
    Jul 17, 2010 @ 21:43:08

    Super cute card and image! Thanks for joining us at Sunday’s with Crissy!


  37. Wendi
    Jul 17, 2010 @ 22:05:50

    Your card is gorgeous and oh so cute
    I like the way you have mat and layered the image
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week


  38. kaylou
    Jul 17, 2010 @ 23:18:03

    wow such a gorgeous project, thanks for playing in our 3d creatalicious challenge.
    hugs Kaylou xoxo


  39. Andie
    Jul 18, 2010 @ 00:22:44

    Hi Lisa,
    This is adorable. Such a cute image. Thanks for joinng us at PFP.
    Andie xx


  40. kymkreates
    Jul 18, 2010 @ 01:42:16

    Your project is sensational! Thanks for getting scrappy with us at Digi Doodle Shop’s Best!



  41. anja
    Jul 18, 2010 @ 10:31:12

    What a cute card and image. Thank you for joining us at PfP this week.
    Hugs, Anja


  42. Heather Dennis
    Jul 18, 2010 @ 12:46:05

    Is that a little penguin fairy?!?! Oh my goodness how CUTE! I love the way he is colored!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges


  43. Zoe
    Jul 18, 2010 @ 13:26:26

    Very pretty. Love the border you created for the image. Thanks for joining us at Sundays with Crissy!


  44. Pam L.
    Jul 18, 2010 @ 16:21:41

    Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pixie Cottage with your cute card!


  45. Vanja
    Jul 18, 2010 @ 19:37:43

    Gorgeous card! The image is adorable.

    Thank you for joining us at CCT this week! 🙂
    Hugs, Vanja


  46. sharon
    Jul 19, 2010 @ 20:15:03

    A great card Lisa.
    Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage.
    Sharon xx


  47. Andrea-Emmi41
    Jul 20, 2010 @ 18:31:46

    Very great card – like all of it – so wonderful image and design! Thanks for joining stamp with fun.


  48. Jodi
    Jul 20, 2010 @ 21:34:32

    Too cute!! Love the wintery feel of your card!
    Thanks for joining us at Flutterby Wednesday!
    Jodi =)


  49. Audrey E.
    Jul 21, 2010 @ 16:15:30

    SUPER cute image and LOVE your color choices. GREAT use of layers! Thanks so much for playing along with TTT at SHELLY’S IMAGES:)


  50. Amber
    Jul 22, 2010 @ 02:34:36

    Darling card! Thanks for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop’s Best!


  51. Cheryl
    Jul 22, 2010 @ 04:07:10

    So adorable and such beautiful papers!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!


  52. Vicki
    Jul 22, 2010 @ 07:03:27

    Love this image and your card! The colours are pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at SDC


  53. Karen Howard
    Jul 23, 2010 @ 11:39:45

    Your creation is stunning! I LOVE everything about it and what fabulous details!

    If you love challenges you are sure to love my new blog: http://www.felineplayful.blogspot.com



  54. sharon
    Jul 30, 2010 @ 19:16:35

    What a gorgeous Christmas card. The bird is so sweet.
    Thanks for joining us at the Pixie cottage.
    Sharon xx


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