VALENTINE PENGUIN

I had fun with a penguin and Valentine theme today.

https://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2022/02/hearts-challenge.html
https://shoppingourstash.blogspot.com/2022/02/sos463-my-heart-beets-for-you.html https://colorfuloptions.blogspot.com/2022/02/february-2022.html

This penguin is from Gerda Steiner Designs Valentine Penguin along with the greeting. The letters are stamped from The Stamps of Life lovebugs2stamp. I embossed the bottom of the card with a folder from Stampin’Up, retired. I added the red hearts across the card with a border die from Sizzix, also retired. The small hearts were punched with the Owl Builder Punch from SU.

https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/3070834?&cat=all&what=keywords&si=SC891

I used the above sketch in creating this card. I group the hearts and letters as one unit and the penguin a unit, so that makes the three units down the left side. It has been quite a while since I used one of the sketches and this was a joy to work with.

There are red heart on the Double D Challenge mood board, so I am adding it to that challenge. The Shopping Our Stash challenge is to use hearts or vegetables. I chose to use hearts. Another challenge was brought to my attention, Colorful Options. February’s challenge is to use the color red.

Christmas penguins

I have been coloring penguins for the Gina K Designs challenge using critters on your card. The current challenge at Just Us Girls is a mini Slimline card, so I will add this card to that challenge.

https://ginakdesigns.com/2021/11/02/november-2021-monthly-mix-challenge/?v=7516fd43adaa http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2021/11/just-us-girls-610-trend-week.html

I used the set Tis the Sea-Sun stamp set for the penguins and greeting. The inside reads Christmas. I made a mini-slimline card. I saw this idea on Pinterest from the blog hop posted when this was introduced in 2017, I think. Clair Brennan used this paper and paper pieced her penguins, so I followed her idea. They are fun critters to color and create a card with, but difficult to photograph when all we are having is gloomy days. The patterned paper is quite shiny, so I kept getting a glare. I think this is acceptable to post. It was fun to create. I am adding this to Just Us Girls Tend Week – mini Slimline cards.

Penguins Wobble but they Don’t Fall Down

Remember the Weebles commercial? I think the not falling down applies to any critter one can make wobble.

Birthday Wobble Penguin

Hang on because here comes another.

Penguins wobbling in the Snow

The technique this week on Split Coast Stampers is to use a wobbler on your card. I have had wobblers sitting in my work area for about a month and just needed a bit of time to create with them. These penguins came from The Stamps of Life. Both sets arrived in my house during November. I stamped and colored all of them, but never managed to make a card. I need 3 cards to send immediately, so penguins to the rescue!

The second card has glittery snow, as the MISTI challenge for December is to add snow to your card. It took me a while to think of something, but finally remembered about creating snow by making a simple cut in paper. After adding the snow, I remembered that I have glitter. I used the quicky glue pen to add the glitter to. I love these penguins. I hope to have time to create a few more cards with these fun critters.