Wednesday 4 December 2013

There is a penguin in my cocoa!!!


December is here! It's not officially Christmas yet, but  it's in the air!!!! 
the lights and trees are going up, Christmas music everywhere you go, Christmas shopping, Christmas smells, .... I just can't wait!!!!

 let's talk about card-making now... 

When making cards, I haven't got a rule, sometimes I go for Shabby Chic (my "messy" look), sometimes I go for structured and following a sketch, I've tried CAS (I may try it soon again...)... I like trying all type of styles! some I like more than the others... but oh well, I guess there are always favourites in everything!  Does it happen to you? or do you have a style that do you always follow? 

My card today has got layers, but for me, it's simple... not a  lot of embellishments, just the cute image and sentiment!
I got this image as a prize from a challenge. It's from the Paper Shelter. When I saw it I had to have it! 

(sorry for the picture quality, light is not very good so used a lamp as lighting, too bright!)

The papers came as gift in a card-making magazine.

I coloured the image with my Promarkers.
I used:
for the presents: Poppy, Shale, Moss and Pear Green.
For the Penguin: poppy, shale, icicle, peach, blossom and powder blue.
For the cocoa and mug: mustard, buttermilk, cocoa, sandstone, pear green and poppy.
For the marshmallows: icicle
For the spoon: shale and lavender.

Also, I decided to give some dimension to the image and did some decoupage... the presents as background, the penguin with cocoa mug as middle layer and marshmallows with spoon as top layer....

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Totally Papercrafts #195 - Ho Ho Holidays
QKR Stampede #66 - It's starting to look a lot like Christmas
A Gem of a challenge #108 - Winter Wonderland
Natalie and Amy challenge #15 - Cute and Cuddly Christmas
Come and Get it challenge: Christmas Card + Blog hop
Sketchy Colours #189 - Red and Green
The Ribbon Girl - Ho Ho Ho Christmas
My Mum's Craft shop #112 - Winter / Christmas
Sentimental Sundays #183 - Traditional Christmas Colours + a sentiment
Whoopsi Daisy - Christmas using traditional colours
Created with love #69 - Christmas
Scrap-creations - Holiday
Holly Jolly Christmas challenge - Christmas + bloghop
Through the Craft room door - Anything goes
Bearly-Mine challenges  #115 - Christmas sentiment
LEJ designs #82 - Christmas is coming
Clear it out challenge - Anything goes
Digi Choosday wk 7 - Christmas cheer!
Crafting by designs - Anything goes with a twist - penguins
Divas by design  - Feeling festive
Stamp n Doodle - Christmas in coming
If you like this card, feel free to leave a comment. I love reading all your feedback on my cards!
and don't forget to follow me! links on the sides.

Thanks and until next time!


  1. Lovely card Mirella!1 Those images are fabulous!
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!

  2. Great Christmas card. Love the image. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
    Sarah-Jane xx

  3. This is so gorgeous, Thank you for playing along with us at Digi Choosday at Polkaddooles this week, Good Luck.
    Kevin xx

  4. Oh this is so darling love that image. Thanks for sharing it with us at Created With Love Challenges this week.
    Linda K. DT

  5. Darling image. Love the way you cut it out. Thanks for joining our Christmas Challenge at Created With Love Challenges


  6. What a fun card and love that sentiment! Great work on the fussy cutting!!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at CWLC. We hope to see you back very soon!
    Created with Love Challenges Design Team
    Queen Bee Paper Crafts

  7. Just adorable, and I love how the backing paper matches the image so well. Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge xx

  8. This Christmas card i so cute!!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Sketchy Colors!
    Hugs, Wenche

  9. This is so cute, great colouring.
    Thank you for joining in the LEJ Designs challenge, good luck x

  10. Your card is lovely. I like the bright colours and the sweet penguin.
    Thanks for joining us at Stamp n Doodle.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  11. Mirella, I love this card, such a fun image and brilliant colours, thank you for sharing with us at LEJ Designs, this week, good luck xxxx

  12. Cute, thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday - Polkadoodles. Take care Zo xx

  13. So very cute! Thanks so much for playing along with Crafting By Designs!

  14. Super cute card!! Thanks for playing along with The Divas this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  15. What a fun & quirky card, Mirella! I love trying all kinds of styles and techniques, too. I struggle with CAS - I love layers! Thanks for sharing your creation with us for the Traditional Christmas Colors Challenge on the Sentimental Sundays Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!

    Inky hugs,
    SS DT
    Making Mayhem | Because Life is Messy

  16. I'm back! This time to thank you for sharing this little cutie at CAGI for our month long blog hop. Good luck at winning one of our incredible prizes!!
    Come and Get It Design Team
    Queen Bee Paper Crafts

  17. Fabulousy fun card, this is such a sweetie of an image! Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly. Joey xx

  18. A super cute card with a fab image. Thanks for joining us at NATALIE & AMY’S this month, hope we see you again soon. Hugs Sheryl xx


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