Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Papertake Weekly - Christmas Crackers

Hey everyone! It's the Tuesday before Thanksgiving! If you're in the states, are you getting ready to stuff yourself as well as that turkey?? I know I sure am! My dear Mom instilled a love of Thanksgiving in me. It was always such a wonderful family Holiday when everyone spent the day together eating and having a fabulous time.  So anyway, onto the reason you're here! It's time for a new challenge from Papertake Weekly, and this week the challenge is Christmas Crackers sponsored by Digital Delights. Dawny is asking you to make your Christmas favorites, and penguins and snowflakes are a couple of my faves. And so is wishing upon a star. I love helping the grandkids wish upon the first star they see at night.


I do love Christmas penguins, and this little cutie from Wild Rose Studio is one of the cutest!!! LOVE him!! He's colored with Copic markers and then cut out with circle Nesties and framed with petite scalloped Nesties. The papers I used are Basic Grey matted with Bazzill cardstock.  The trees are a stamp from Magnolia-licious, but I don't see them in stock right now.


Peeking out from behind the trees is a strip of snowflakes glittered up with Stickles from a Martha Stewart punch. I also used a MS iccle border punch, also glittered up with Stickles. The large snowflake was cut with my Cricut Expression and Christmas cartridge from Hallmark Scrapbook. There's lots of machine stitching as well.



I took this picture before I added the snowflake strip on the inside of the card. But this shows you a little of the dimension on the card. The bow is made with May Arts silk ribbon and it's centered with a Wild Orchid Crafts flower and yet another Martha Stewart branch punch. So that's it for me today! Please be sure and pop over to Papertake Weekly and check out all the amazing creations by my teamies, and then we'd love it if you'd grab your paper and glue and play along with us! Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon! If you're celebrating Thanksgiving this week, may you and your family have a wonderful Holiday! Don't forget to wish upon that star!! Hugs!

24 comments :

Joey said...

Sharon this is stunning, the black just makes it pop! Joey x

Janie Printz said...

Awww Sharon what a cutiet rhis little penguin is & LOVE how you did the curved sentiment. Is that a stamp or done on the computer ? I've looked for that tree stamp but haven't seen it anywhere. Hopefully it will come back in stock. Have a wonderful day & as always thanks for getting my day off to a great start.
Hugs, Janie

Donna said...

Great card, Sharon! Love the little penguin and your scene is perfect! Happy Thanksgiving!

Creations by Shirl said...

Such a cute penguin card Sharon-
love the bg papers and the embellies you used....
Happy gobble gobble to you and your family!!!!!!!!!!!

Shannin said...

Sharon your card is gorgeous! I love the adorable penguin, the beautiful papers and the trees and snow flake is a perfect touch. Hope you are having a wonderful day.

Hugs
Shannin

Stressed Stamper said...

stunning hun - love those trees - just sending you an email
Sarah x

Christina C. said...

Hi Sharon! OMG, this is soooo adorable....love this sweet penguin and the trees create a lovely scene for this cutie patootie! Love the corner snowflake and ,of course, your signature bow!!!!!
Wishing you a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday!

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

What an amazing masterpiece!!! That's a "cutie pie" penguin and the most nicest trees I've seen.

Mimi said...

WOW!! This is super cute card! I adore the sweet penguin...soooo cute! The trees and other details are amazing! Love it!!! TFS! ;)

Angie said...

Hi Sharon this guy is a little cutie, he's just so fab and coloured beautifully. Love the trees and the fab papers.
Hugs Angie x

Candy said...

So sweet and lovely. I love penguins!
I used to collect them for my dad. We had a big joke going.....
Hugs, Candy

Sandy said...

This is so cute I just can't stand it!! I just want to kiss his little face and hold him gently. Maybe I can find a few little fish to feed him. But they would have to be small wouldn't they. Cute as can be Sharon. Oh by the way, it is a beautiful card.
Sandy

CraftyC said...

I love your card Sharon, he's so cute and the embellishments are beautiful!
Clairexx

Carissa said...

This is adorable and I love all of the little details.
Carissa

Angela said...

Oh I love penguins too and this one is sooo cute! Love how you colored this little guy. Beautiful card Sharon, I love that snowflake! big hugs, Angela

cabio's craft corner said...

Great use of the tree images to create the texture and background of this cute card Sharon. So envy that you can sew pretty stitches in a circle. I tend to avoid to sew a curve line, lol :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Kelly Schelske said...

Such wonderful elements that complete your beautiful card Sharon, tit's lovely!!

Snowmanlover said...

Oh your work is just so gorgeous and fun! Makes me happy to look at your cards!

Margie said...

well, hello there! Popping in to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving! The card is beautiful, as always and what I wouldn't give to get my hands on the tree stamps....way too cute!

Riet said...

So beautiful card Sharon,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and the details.


Hugs Riet.xx

Amanda R said...

This is adorable Sharon! He is one sweet penguin!

Hlora said...

It is cute! The image is fantastic! Love the green Christmas trees here)) All is so beautiful!

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DeeDee said...

Oh my cuteness! What a sweet image! Stinkin' adorable girlie! Love those trees too! :)