Monday, August 26, 2013

Let it Snow Let it Snow Let it Snow

I can't get this song out of my head!
But I like these upbeat songs, they keep my spirits up too!

I was thinking about this song because of the challenge at Heart 2 Heart - Sing a little song for me.  And as I've promised myself to make at least two Christmas cards a week from now on, I started my plan on Christmas cards.  I found out this old stamp set that has the words "let it snow" so I thought it would be perfect for the challenge.

Then I went on to get other stamps that match with the sentiment.  A penguin from the new hostess rewards set, I thought.  I went on to look for a sketch and I found this from Sketch Saturday:

To match with the Christmas theme I've decided to replace the bars with snowflakes.  I think the snowflakes are cute with the little penguin!  On to the lines across the bars in the sketch, I've used some stitching to secure the snowflakes.  Just a note about the snowflakes, this set was launched long before Close to My Heart's Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge, but believe it or not, the snowflake shape works almost perfectly with this stamp while cut at 1".  The only imperfection is that there is a dot on the image that's missing.  Well, had I not told you about this, I bet you'd never known that there was such a dot as part of the image.

I paper-pieced the penguin's hat and his tie so he has some color rather than pure black.  To add a little more interest, I've used liquid applique on his hat and the pom-pom.  Liquid Applique remains one of my faves for winter cards - a little effort, a big impact.

My card is also entering the following challenges:
3.  That Craft Place Ltd Challenges - Stitch real or faux
4.  Crazy for Challenges - animals
6.  613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
7.  C is for challenge - Animals
8.  Cutie Pie Challenge - Anything Goes
9.  Color Dare - Sky and Pacifica

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  1. Super cute! I love the penguin, and the stitching through the snowflakes is lovely. Thanks for taking The Color Dare!

  2. So super-cute! Love the poof on the penguin's hat! That is perfect! Thanks for joining us over at H2H this week! :)

  3. Sweet little penguin and lovely card! Thankyou for sharing with us over at That Craft Place. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon.

    Hugs Amanda

  4. Joyce---PERFECT! LOVE the penguin with his fuzzy hat, the stitched snowflakes, and the repeated sentiment. And you worked in 'the blues,' too! Thanks for playing along at the Color Dare this week.

  5. Love the cute penguin...and the liquid applique and sewing the snowflakes down! TFS and playing along with us at Christmas Card Challenge #38. :)

  6. What a cute penquin! Love that icy blue colour scheme too. Thank you for joining the Cutie Pie Challenge this week. Jane xx

  7. Lovely card (I've now got that song in my head - lol!) - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 139 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for August - I'd love to see it there too. x

  8. Great card, I love the penguin stamp and the little hat with the liquid applique! Thank you for joining us at Color My Heart

  9. I think you nailed both the sketch and the colors! Love your little penguin! Very nice work! Thanks for playing along with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  10. I think the snowflakes go beautifully with the penguin! The words remind me of a it has a real happy feel about it!
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Dot x

  11. A gorgeous image and card Joyce plus I shall be singing your sentiment for the rest of the day now. lol

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  12. The details make the card - the trim on the hat, the sewing on the snowflakes, and the pop of blue behind the circle.

  13. I LOVE your take on the sketch (much better than the actual sketch!)! Thanks for playing at Color My Heart!


  14. What a super cute penguin, thanks for entering into the Cutie Pie Challenge. Gem DT XX

  15. How adorable is that? Love this penguin's hat. 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

  16. Oh such a cute card, love the line of stitched snowflakes.
    Great take on the challenge at FSC
    Avril xx