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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

Well, not exactly lions and tigers and bears....but how about a new challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' of POLAR BEARS OR PENGUINS!  Everyone probably has one or the other, or both, in their Christmas stamp collection so I hope you'll pull them out and do a card for the challenge this month. I used a rubber stamp from Whimsy (art work by Crissy Armstrong) for my card. Isn't this just one of the cutest penguin stamps you've ever seen!  My favorite colors are the shades of blue for any winter cards. I think blue is a cooling color and it just seems appropriate to use it whenever I see snow!


I used the Whimsy snowflake border die, the Memory Box snowflake corner die, and the nested dies around my image are by QuicKutz. The three postage stamp sentiments are from Whimsy. I used flat backed glittery half pearls for the centers of my snowflakes that I got at Michael's. And I went a little crazy with some new embossing glitter from Stampendous, too, covering my diecut snowflakes with it and on my QuickKutz die cuts. I used my glue pen and Cool Glitter Ritz for the snow on the mailbox and ground and a touch of Glossy Accents on my red lights for shine. The pompom on his hat is covered in White Glitter Ritz. I love my pearl paint pen and made some snow and then sprinkled some of that Cool Glitter Ritz on the wet paint.



The sponsor for this month's challenge is Sweet Pea Stamps. They have such fabulous stamps, rubber and digital, at their store!

The Team at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' love making Christmas cards and have created awesome cards to inspire you. I hope you'll join us for the challenge of POLAR BEARS OR PENGUINS.

                                                                                        Hugs,
                                                          Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Simply Paper Crafts, Morgan's Art World (I used 3 stamp sentiments), Pink Gems, Oddball Stamps, Fantasy Stampers, Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge (S is for snowflakes, shine, stamps, stripes), Di's Digi Designs, Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends, Christmas Card Challenges, Come and Get It, Robyn's Fetish, Crafting from the Heart, Creative Card Crew, Craft Your Passion, Creative Moments, Whimsy Inspires, ABC Christmas (P is for polka dots), Pile It On, Cut It Up, Animal Friends, Picture and Scrap, Christmas Cards All Year Round, Crafts Galore Encore, Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Card Extra, Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper, Emerald Faeries, Noor Design, Paper Creators Crafts, Sparkle n Sprinkle, Digi Stamps 4 Joy, Digi Choosday, Little Claire's Designs, Cas-ual Chic, Happy Little Stampers, Die Cut Divas, Crafting with an Attitude, Stamping Sensations, Moving Along with the Times, Scrappers Delights, Great Impressions, Not Just Cards, The Paper Nest Dolls, Dragonfly Dreams, 12 Months of Christmas, A Snowflake's Promise

62 comments:

  1. Such a cutie, love all the snowflakes, very sweet xo Julie P

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  2. This is beautiful I love your choice of image and all the cool blues and papers. Thank you for sharing these with us over at Simply Papercraft. Sue DT xx I do hope you will enter this into our Challenge over at http://asnowflakespromise.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. Fabulous Gail just love everything its a WOW .That embossing glitter is fabulous I need to check that out. A wonderful perfect Christmas card love and hugs Carole x

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  4. A fabulous design full of so many delicious things! I love those beautiful icy blues! Stunning!
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Jane (DT) xxx

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  5. All that glitter really reminds me of snow! I love all your intricate die cuts and how you used stamp-shaped sentiments on the right to continue the mail theme set by your adorable image.

    Thanks for joining us for our Animals challenge at Cut it Up!

    Evelyn
    http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

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  6. This is gorgeous, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

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  7. Hope you got the feeling of winter coolness in your hot desert, Gail, while making this card! You are absolutely right -- with the blues and snow and glitz, it sure does give it that bracing winter feeling. I agree that this penguin is adorably sweet, as well as all the surrounding embellies you've used. Love the snowflake border die and how you've added the centers to them. This is another one of your creations that I can just sit back and just let my eyes wander, taking in all the fine details - wonderful, wonderful !!

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  8. Gail it's a gorgeous card and you card under is beautiful
    Gr Karin

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  9. What a gorgeous card and image, so love Penguins lol! Thank you for joining us over at http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.co.uk/ challenge 15, good luck.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx DT LPOCF
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. Gorgous card Gail and that is the sweetest penguin. Fabulous details xx

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  11. This is so cute Gail and I love the colours and all the sparkle. It looks so good the way you've added all the stamps too.

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  12. Cute, lots of sparkle, your getting a jump on Christmas. Thanks for joining us. Vicki DT

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  13. This is such a sweet snowy scene, Gail and your penguin is super-cute! Hugs xx

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  14. What a cute card. Love all the sparkle. Thanks for joining us this fortnight. Lisa DT Morgan's ArtWorld

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  15. This is so very cute - wonderful design and fantastic snow!!
    Sandy xx

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  16. Oooh, this is gorgeous, a frosty delight! I want to leave Texas today and jump right into your card! Thank you for playing along with us at CAS-ual Chic!

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  17. This is SOOOO fabulous, Gail! I LOVE the sweet image and all the glitter and shine! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  18. Gail this card is beautiful! I love all the sparkly accents and that penguin is sooo cute! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas this month!!!

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  19. An adorable card with great details! Thanks for sharing with Crafting with an Attitude!

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  20. I love this frosty blue and white combo, one of my faves for Christmas makes, and all the snowflakes look stunning :-)

    Big hugs, Kat xx

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  21. Beautiful card Gail! Thanks for joining in with a Gem of a Challenge this time!
    Hugs Lynsey x

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  22. Fabulous....love the frosty blues, the sweet image & all the sparkly die cuts! Thanks for joining us over at Oddball Art this time & good luck!
    hugs Jo x
    Dt

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  23. Such a beautiful Christmas card - I'm loving all that glitter and the blue theme. thanks for joining us at Oddball Art and we hope to see you again soon
    Andrea x

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  24. So adorable! Fantastic colouring ... and I love all the added sparkle. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.

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  25. Wow Gail! Stunning creation! I love all your snow! Awesome embellishments. Great coloring. Fabulous card.

    I am having a blog celebration; with lots of prizes. I would love for you to join as a follower (if you aren’t already), comment and add your link. I am already a follower of your blog.

    Thanks so much for joining our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. We hope to see you again in the next challenge. Good luck in the challenge. Hugs, Gloria DT

    http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

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  26. Gail, this is gorgeous! I love everything about, especially the added sparkle!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Di's Digi Challenge. I hope you will join us again next challenge.

    Hugs,
    Kelly- Di's Digi DT

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  27. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for CCAYR August challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team - and thanks for entering this for all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges - hope to see you there again soon x

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  28. What a fab design - I love the cool icy blue and the little postage stamps. Thanx for playing along at Fantasy Stampers.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

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  29. A fabulous sparkly Christmas card! Adorable image, beautiful colouring and wonderful design! Thanks for sharing it with us at Creative Moments.
    Chris
    x

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  30. Thank you so much for playing along over at Noor! Design UK!

    I looooovvvvve your creation, we hope to see you back here next time!

    DT - Keeley Ainsworth
    Noor! Design UK

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  31. Gorgeous I love the colour choice and the glitter makes it sparkle beautifully. Thanks for sharing at Fantasy Stampers. Caz

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  32. Totally delightful! Love all the pretty sparkly details. Thanks for joining us over at the Creative Challenge of Sparkle N Sprinkle!

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  33. Gorgeous! Love all the touches, and the parts! The colors are wonderful, and your glitter and sparkles are just perfect. Thanks so much for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle's Creative Challenge.

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  34. Gorgeous card. Love the cute image and your coloring. A lot of geat details. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Christmas Card Challenges.

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  35. Oh my goodness what a lovely card. Love all the dies you have used and the sparkle too! Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It and we hope you will join us again soon. Meighan DT

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  36. Your card is gorgeous. Love all the sparkle.

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  37. Adorable card. Penguin is so cute and design of this card is super.

    Marjeta

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  38. Just beautiful Gail, love all the glitter. Thanks for joining us at Noor!DesignUK.
    Hugs Tracy
    Owner Noor!DesignUK

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  39. I just love the little penguin with red cheeks and a happy smile. Just dearly love it.

    So glad you entered your card into the Die Cut Divas' challenge.

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  40. Wow, great work, well done and good luck!
    Hugs, Jackie
    Digistamps4Joy.DT
    Member

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  41. A lovely Christmas card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "feature a creature” challenge over at Come and Get it.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    Hugs,
    Melanie
    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Come and Get It)
    (DT Crafty Friends)
    (DT Tuesday Throwdown)

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  42. wawwww så super flot ♥

    10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

    knuzzzz ♥

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  43. What a beautiful Christmas card!!! Love the adorable image you used!!! Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up challenge!
    Gerda
    http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

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  44. Absolutely stunning !! Thanks for entering the http://www.digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/wk-31-crafting-challenge-at-digi.html

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  45. Aww...so cute! Love all the blue too!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

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  46. Lovely cute card. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge. We hope you can join us again next month. Jo x

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  47. Wow, what a fantastic job. Thanks for joining us at Cut It Up.

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  48. Sooo cute! I love the image you used and the sparkle you added. Great dies and layout as well! I enjoyed seeing your creation over at Die Cut Divas!

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  49. Ooh... So much blue and so much glitter. And such an adorable image. It couldn't be any better. Thank you for sharing your fantastic card with us at Stamping Sensation.
    Eret x

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  50. Your penguin card is adorable! Love all the sparkle. So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

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  51. That penguin is out of this world!! So adorbs!

    Thank you for taking part of the CAS-ual Chic monthly challange!
    Stay Happy, Stay Creative!
    Zoey ( www.scrapsaurus.blogspot.com )

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  52. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for joining The Paper Nest Dolls Anything Goes Challenge! -DT Noelle

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  53. A fabulous card, such a beautiful design.
    Thank you for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge this month.
    Pauline
    x

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  54. Gorgeous card! I really love how you colored the image and your design. Thank you for joining our Add a Sentiment Stamp Challenge at Great Impressions.
    Ruza ~ GI Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

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  55. This was really a wintercard... made me chilly... lol. Fab! Thx for playing with us at Scrapper's Delight's and god luck xo

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  56. Such a cute and fun card. Thanks for joining us at Scrapper's Delights
    Julie T

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  57. Oh wow Gail, this such an amazing glittery wintery creation; the little stamps look very interesting and I love all the layering; beautiful soft blues. So happy to have your creation entered in our challenge at Digistamps4Joy this month. Come join us again next month. Have nice moments always :)
    Fondly,
    Asmah
    DS4J DT
    Qinaahana Arts and Crafts {My Blog}

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  58. Just gorgeous! I love all the glittery snowflakes and such a cute Penguin! Thank you for sharing your card with us at Dragonfly Dreams challenge.
    Chris

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  59. Thank you for joining us this month at
    Not Just Cards
    One of our sponsors has set up a new challenge blog and we would be delighted to see you join us at Julia Spiri Challenge blog
    Hugs Lori

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  60. Beautiful creation, thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and come back soon!

    Hugz

    Laurian
    Owner Dragonfly Dreams

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