Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Holly Jolly - Feathered Friends

The last two weeks have just flown by, and it's already time for a new challenge over at Holly Jolly. Thank you to everyone for sharing your gorgeous Christmas Carol inspired creations, we love to see what you are creating, and it's good to see there are already lots of people getting prepared for Christmas. I chatted with a friend the other day and she said she can't even bring herself to use the "C-word" yet, but still she was already getting a head start with her C-cards. Crafters, eh? Lol.

Anyways our new challenge over at Holly Jolly is Feathered Friends. So get your crafty on with some Christmas themed Feathered Friends and link up with us. In addition to comments from our DT you will be in the running for some great prices from our sponsors who this week are Bugaboo, All Dressed Up, Stamp&Create and Crafty Sentiments.


This time I got to play with the Bugaboo stamp Winter Penguin Trio. I have to say, I love the challenges where Bugaboo is a sponsor as I absolutely love their cute digi stamps. I had so much fun colouring the Penguin buddies playing in the snow. I used Tim Holtz distress markers, and for the sky I blended the markers with some water for a watercolour effect. For the background I used Stampin' Up Irresistibly Yours Speciality Designer Series Paper. It comes with various resist embossed patterns, and you can colour it to your liking. In my case, I got to try out two of my new Tim Holtz inks on it, BluePrint Sketch the July colour and Twisted Citron, the new May colour. I used Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle dies to cut the images and the Lawn Fawn Tag You're It die for the banner. To finish, I added a bit of paper twine to the tag. I love the deep blue starry sky behind the Penguin buddies, I really love this new colour from the great Tim Holtz.

I am linking up with the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Goes
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Anything Goes
A Gem of a challenge - Animals or birds
Crafty Friends Challenge - Inspired by a movie (Madagascar, the penguins are my favourites! Cute and cuddly!)
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - Things with wings
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes 
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Make a Plan (planning for Christmas!)
Card: 300 gsm white card, Hobbycraft 160 gsm white card, Stampin' Up Irresistibly Yours Speciality Designer Series Paper
Inks: Tim Holtz distress markers, ink pads Blueprint Sketch, Twisted Citron, Tsukineko Staz-on Jet Black
Stamps: Bugaboo Winter Penguin Trio, Dovecraft Clear S'Jingle TTS
Other: Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle dies and Tag You're it dies, Tim Holtz paper twine


crafty-stamper said...

Great Christmas card and love the cute penguins---Thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart
Carol DT x

Norma said...

Wonderful card. What a cute image. Love the stitchings.
Thanks for joining us at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.

Michelle said...

Adorable those three. I love the bright colours.
Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.. Hope we see you again and good luck. xxx Michelle (DT)

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is such a charming little card! I love the shades of blue and especially how you made the sky behind the penguins look so realistic. It almost made me shiver-- and that's a good thing when it's pushing 95 degrees outside in my neck of the woods! I also love how you gave the penguins such bright accessories and I thought it was so clever to make the tag on a green star-filled paper while the base of the card is on blue star-filled paper. I never would've thought of that, but I love how it looks! Thanks for sharing your talents and for the gentle reminder to plan ahead for Christmas (which I never do). Thanks most of all for contributing to this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!


So beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Your Passion.
Naz xx

Diane Louise J said...

Such a sweet christmas card, those little penguins are so cute... Thanks for joining the 'movie' challenge over at Crafty Friends... hope you can join us again next time... good luck.
Diane Louise x

cotnob said...

A fabulous card, such a cute image.
Thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

Tanya said...

Gorgeous card, love the penguins! Madagascar is such a great Movie franchise, and the penguins are just the best!

Thanks for joining in our Movie Week Challenge at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog! Good luck and hopefully see you again for our next challenge :)

Tanya xx

Helen said...

A great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra and I hope you'll join us again in September!

Helen x