Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A Peaceful Christmas Penguin

Coffee of the Day - Caramel Hazelnut

Hello! It's an afternoon post for you here.... sorry about that. spent the morning at my oncologist's office and then the hospital. not a fun way to begin a day, but Mick popped by for the afternoon. Most certainly cheered my day right up, that is for certain! :) Always happy to see any of my fam drop by. They spend the summer out at Camp, so it's a day brightner when I get to see any of them. :)

I was tickled pink to be asked to be a guest designer over at 3 Girl JAM today. Also posting for ABC Christmas challenge, so combined them all into one happy card! The Christmas challenge this fortnight is to paper piece on your project. this is one of my fave techniques to use, so that was a fun one for me. I love the pretty ribbons from 3 Girl JAM, so it was easy to find holiday papers that went together with the colors I had. you know me, I HAD to use my pink ones! grins! isn't it so soft and lush?!

My cutie Jellypark penguin was paper pieced with papers from the Jillibean Soup Christmas Eve Chowder collection. His snowy bg was created with glimmer mist spray while he sits upon a bed of Stickles snow. Little sparkly touches were made to the hat with both gems and a spica glitter pen. The card base bg was embossed with a Basic Grey snowflake dry embossing folder by Sizzix and highlighted with vanilla craft ink. Felt snowflake comes from SU!. Peace sentiment tag was punched from a piece of vintage sheet music.

Thanks for stopping by! My compy was away for repairs for almost a week, so I have a lot of catching up to do. Will give y'all an update after I go for more tests later in the week and into next..... keep looking for that sunshine! :)

Crafts and Me - use a digi
Inky Impressions - ribbon
My Mums Craft Shop - Christmas in August
Scrapbook Sisters - things with wings
Can You Digi it - bird is the word
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Love to Create - punches and dies
Whoopsi Daisy - die cuts and/or punches
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Christmas in August
Christmas Card Challenges - use something new (gems & embossing folder)
Dream Valley - die cuts and punches
That Craft Place - things with wings
Catch the Bug - anything goes


Zw@@n said...

Hi Jennifer, love the pinguin. It make me smile. Also great papers.
Love, Wilma

Dot said...

Such a cute card, Jennifer, beautiful colours and a sweet image.
I'm so glad you joined us ;)
Enjoy your evening.

Penny said...

Love the paper piecing, Jennifer! The penguin is darling and I love the background you created for him and for the card! Really cute! Here's hoping for great news for you! :^)
Big hugs,

Suzie McFloozy said...

My dear sweet friend - I wish I could come and give you a big squeeze and have a good ole chin wag (maybe a few tequila shots) and lots of giggles (hic !) But please know that I am right there with you in spirit and my thoughts & prayers are always with you x
Now can I just say that this card is sooooo cute - the DP's you chose for the paper peiced penguin are just perfect and I have GOT to have that penguin DP x
((hugs)) ((and some more))
Suzie xoxo

Samantha said...

Fabulous card hunny and so pleased to hear your day was cheered up by family dropping by hugs me xx

Tracy said...

Oh my gosh I think this is one of the best examples of paper piecing I've ever seen Jennifer. The hat is amazing. Must have taken some patience to get those stripes where you wanted them. LOL Awesome job GF! Hugs!

Pam said...

Love the penquin and the color choices!! Missed you and hugs for a good day!

OmaGloria said...

Super adorable penguins! Love the penguin banner!!

Precious Hugs
3 Girl JAM DT Member

Renee said...

Oh, I love penguins & this one is so adorable I just want to hug him! Great job of paper piecing...I have to try that more often!
Hugs to you!

3 Girl JAM said...

Thanks for being such a wonderful Guest Designer at 3 Girl JAM today!! Your card is absolutely adorable!

Liva said...

He's so cute I could cuddle him all day long :)
You've done an amazing job here.
Liva ❤

julie e said...

What an adorable card! Hope you're doing well.

Jessica S said...

Jenn, this is such a terrific card. The layers, the papers, the coloring. Phenomenal shades of pinks, browns, and blues for a winter card. Love it. Thank you so much for joining 3 Girl JAM as our Guest! It is an honor to have you join us!
Jessica S
3 Girl JAM DT

cotnob said...

Fab card, I love your penguin and pretty papers.
Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

Carissa said...

Fabulous to have you join us this week. Your card is darling, the little penguin is so sweet.
Hugs, Carissa

nwilliams6 said...

Darling!!! I love how fun this is. Thanks for joining us at CYDI? Sweet, sweet, sweet!!!

jonim52 said...

Very cute image, love the details. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

Kim said...

Such a fun card and a sweet image! So glad you could join us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

Pat K said...

Super cute the paper pieced penguin. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly. hugs, Pat K.

Love crafts forever said...

Such a pretty card. Thanks for playing at Whoopsi Daisy.
Hugs Nataliya

Cyndi said...

Very fun! Love the penguin!

Michelle said...

He looks so sweet.
Thanks for joining us at CYP.
LG Michelle

Sande said...

Great card!

Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week and hope to see your lovely creations next week too!

Hugs, DT Sande xx

Lorraine A said...

I just LOVE this card Jennifer :-) the image is sooo cute and I love the paper piecing ! such fab papers and design ! GORGEOUSSSSS :-)

Lols x x x

Rose said...

Jennifer, your beautifully paper pieced penguin image looks fabulous on this fun Christmas card. It's a pleasure to see your gorgeous work. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps' digi team's Use a Digi challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

Cath said...

Fun card, Jennifer! I hope all is going well in your world. I think about you all the time. :)

Lisa M said...

Aside from little children all bundled up in layers of clothing, that can't put their arms down in the snow, there's ntohing more precious than penguins in HATS!!! LOL....I LOVE IT!!! Awesome card Jennifer. Put an instant smile on my face. :D See?

Ani said...

This is so cute! Hugs, Ani
P.S. We have a candy over at Card Mania Challenges, if you're interested...

Christine Kiehl said...

Hi Jennifer,
New visitor stopping by to show show some love and tell you that I love that sweet little wooly capped penguin! I look forward to your posts and creative energy!
jellybeankahler @

coldwaters2 said...

This is both fabulous and fun that image is ACE so is the design, thank you for joining our challenge at Whoopsie Daisy this week.
Lorraine x

Lelia Pierce said...

EEEK! I love this penguin and I especially love him pp'ed! Thanks so much for joining us at Can You Digi It? this week!


Zeni said...

This is just adorable! So nice to have you as a guest designer at 3GJ!

Many blessings,

Jen Leeflang said...

Jennifer, your creative paper piecing made this an awesome card!!! Thanks so much for joining us on Bugaboo's "Anything Goes" Challenge at the Catch the Bug blog. I wish you good luck and hope to see you enter the next challenge too!
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Bugaboo DT

Maria Matter said...

totally adorable Jennifer!
hope all is going well for you!
hugs & blessings

Karen Letchworth said...

That penguin is so cute, and really made me smile. Thanks for sharing this on your blog. You impress me with your energy in crafting, Jennifer. I'm guessing it's kind of therapeutic for you.

I didn't see you at Word Art Wednesday this week, and just wanted to touch base to let you know I'm thinking of you, and make sure you're doing alright. Of course I'd love to have you play along with us if you are able.

Have a great week my friend. Just know that I'm thinking of you and your family.
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Wow your card is fabulous! Love the image and the fun colors and strips and the little guys along the bottom! Very cool and very nice! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Christmas Card Challenges this week, looking forward to seeing you again :))

Carol said...

This is so cute Jennifer, thanks for sharing at Whoopsi Daisy this week. Carol DT x

alethea said...

What a beautiful card!!! Thanks for joining us at CYP! Hugsxx

Punkydoodle Papers said...

Darling - darling - darling! I love this! The muted color combo is just beautiful! The pink silk ribbon is the perfect touch! Thank you for joining us at Inky Impressions!

Suzie McFloozy said...

I'm back agian with my DT hat on but any excuse to have another look at your adorable card :)
Hope you day is bright and happy hun x
Thanks for playing along with us at MMCS challenge blog and good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

ThePurplePlace said...

I missed you....and am very happy to know that you are Back and that it was your computer that was down and NOT you...or at least not such much!!

Sending extra hugs and please know I think of you every day...even if I am not online or are always in my thoughts...and prayers!!!


Georgia Ehrmann said...

I love this!