Wednesday, July 8, 2015

A Penguin Birthday for Merry Mondays.....

Hello everyone: This week, the Merry Monday Challenge Blog theme is Penguins. When I read this, my mind went directly to the retired SU "Zoo Review" stamp set and THE ONLY PENGUIN STAMP I OWN!! Honest, I do not have any other penguins in my entire stamp room but I was mighty happy I had this one because I was able to make this card.
I did a little bit of masking, just on the penguins right wing, to line them up all in a row. This card required just some light sponging on the background and coloring the penguins beaks and feet with SU Pumpkin Pie marker.
Since it's rather simple I decided to add a bit of interest to this images by giving each little penguin a birthday hat and a pretty scarf tied up in a bow, which I punched out with a super old punch from Tonic Studios, I looked around for this punch but couldn't find it, the image it punches is of a candy cane with a bow, so I just cut the bow for my card. 
For the hats I just cut little triangles and glued a mini pom pom in coordinating colors.
For the "snow" I added a bit of glue and sprinkle some chunky glitter, stamped the sentiment with the SU retired "Curly Cute" stamp set and died cut it with Spellbinder's banner dies.
Well, that's it, I hope you like this card, I would love it if you let me know. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
Have a fabulous week.
Hugs from Maria.

 


28 comments:

  1. ADORABLE ! This is the cutest card ! just look at all the creative crafting you have done on this card !! Those Penguins look like the chorus line from Radio City Music Hall `s Rockettes ! Love the colors and those hats with the sassy pom poms !
    A great Merry Monday card !

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    1. Thanks Sonny, this card broke a record with me as the fastest one I've ever made, it took me just about an hour from start to finish and it was a riot. I love this image and lining up this cuties all dressed up, really made me smile.
      Thank you for visiting.

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  2. Maria - I love the way you always make your cards extra special - like this time with the pom poms and hats! How cute is that. Thanks for sharing your talent with me and always inspiring me to come up with original ideas.

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    1. Thank you Charlene, I was able to remember where I put the little bag of pom poms, I was very happy to find it.

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  3. I have to agree with Sonny this line up of Penquins looke like Rocketts! Perfect for a Winter Birthday keep that one in your stash!!

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    1. Thank you Patti, I think I will give this card to my granddaughter Anastasia for her 11th. Birthday on December 23rd. I know she will get a "Rockette" kick out of it, LOL!!

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  4. Oh Maria - this is just such a fabulous card! I adore the penguin line up and IMHO it's a winner for sure. Clever work!

    If you used snippets (scraps), do think about coming over to play in our Snippets Playground (new week each Sunday and you could back link this as I do allow a teensy bit of leeway) - we'd welcome you with open arms - and the girls are so friendly too.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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    1. Hello Di and thank you so much for your comment. I would love to participate on the Snippets Playground so thank you also for the invite, how sweet of you.

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  5. What a wonderful parade of penguins, Maria! Love their hats and matching scarves! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

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    1. Thank you Bonnie, this stamp was just perfect for this challenge, I'm so happy I was able to use it, this little penguin is just so cute.

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  6. Just love your colorful quintet of penguins, Maria! So glad you could play at Merry Monday!

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    1. Thank you Linda, I really had fun creating this card and playing at the Merry Monday challenge.

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  7. This is just too adorable. Those penguins look like they are holding hands and their little hats and scarves are so cute. Thanks for your comment on my blog.

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    1. Thank you Linda, the hats and scarfs were added after the card was done, they kind of look "naked" to me, LOL!!
      Thank you for visiting, it was a pleasure to visit you.
      Come back again, ok?

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    1. Thanks Mary, I knew I had this little bag of pom poms somewhere and, after intensely looking for it, I found it, I was very happy that they were the perfect size.

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  9. What a fabulous card! Maria, I just love your penguins! They look like they are holding hands! Love their pompoms and their matching scarves! Adorable and well done! Thanks for playing along with my Merry Monday challenge this week! :)

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  10. Thank you Wendy, it was a pleasure to play along with your fabulous challenge, I need to look into getting more penguin stamps because this little guy is the ONLY penguin image I have, can you believe that?

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  11. I love this card Maria! The pom poms are so adorable!!

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    1. Thank you for visiting Darlene, I was lucky I found that little bag of pom poms to dress up this cute little guys.

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  12. These cute penguins look like they're all ready for line dancing! Thanks for playing Merry Monday this week!

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    1. Thank you Debbie, it was fun to play with Merry Mondays this week, looking forward to the next challenge.

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  13. Love the way you dressed up your penguins Maria and added the row of them instead of just one. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

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    1. Thank you for visiting Susan, I figured this little cuties needed some pop of color, the scarf and pom pom really did the trick.

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  14. Love all the color you added with the scarves and hats - such a cute card!

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  15. Thank you Susangail, when I was done stamping this little guys, I felt they needed something to make them pop a bit more so the ''scarfs" and hats were just perfect.

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  16. So adorable, Maria! Love how you lined up the penguins and added the fun colorful hats and scarves!!! Very cute. Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

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  17. Thank you Kristie, it was fun to create this card for Merry Monday, I look forward to the next challenge.

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I want to thank you for stopping by, I always read all the comments you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate this more than words can express.
Maria.