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Oct 18, 2011

Cozy little Penguins

Happy Tuesday!!

Last night I decided to color this cute Lili of the Valley Stamp, and today I decided to make a card with it, since I wanted to enter a few challenges.

It has been been stamped with black stazon ink on hot press watercolor paper and colored with distress inks. Not really happy how I colored the igloo, still need some practice coloring with these inks.


Still didn't get to buy new christmas papers, so I used some old Basic Grey Designer Papers. Blue card stock is from Stampin Up.
I embellished with some punched out snowflakes using a Martha Stewart punch, added some tiny rhinestones to the sentiment and then star dust stickles. The little dots around the image were stamped with one of SU's retired "itty bitty backgrounds".

The sentiment is from the set "Winter Letter Seals" by Whimsy Stamps. And speaking of Whimsy Stamps, don't forget tomorrow the new Whimsy Inspirations magazine is going live, it's absolutely free and I can tell you it's filled with awesome creations and several great tutorials.

And here are the three challenges I wanted to enter my card to:
Thanks so much for visiting,
enjoy your day!!


Andrea said...

What a cute winter wonderland card! Adorable! and your coloring is perfect!!

nurse cupcake said...

very nice colouring :) i love the soft look of it! TFS :)

Jennipher said...

Ellie, I think you did a fabulous job with your coloring on the Igloo. Way to hard on yourself. This is a fabulous project. I'm glad I stopped by your blog tonight. I'm a first time visitor and I signed up to follow you.

Lisa Minckler said...

You created a fun and festive card with so much attention to detail. Love the stitching, the sparkles, the layering, the bows and really adore that image. I think your igloo looks WONDERFUL!

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Lisa xx

Bev said...

LOVE this card, absolutely gorgeous and my favourite LOTV Christmas image too! Thanks for joining us at LOTV this week x

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card! I love the papers you used. This is an adorable image.

Julie said...

This is just darling! I love the blues and the distressing!

Patty Gorka said...

Super cute winter card, I love it!

MiamiKel said...

This is sheer delight!! I don't thnk I've seen anything cuter! From your shimmer paper to the lovely winter scene and your coloring! Just fabby! TFS!

Leanne said...

Such a beautiful card!

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Geraldine said...

Gorgeous winter card. Love your stitching!
Thank you for joining in BTC&G's 2nd birthday celebrations and Good Luck.

LaJanette said...

what a super adorable image and what a great card you have made with it! I am loving your layering style with the distressed edges and that stitching is just the perfect touch!

Thanks for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday this week:0)


Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Beautiful details!! The distressing looks fabulous on this winter card!! Thanks so much for playing with us at By The Cute & Girly. Have fun with our 2nd anniversary blog hop and good luck!

Tammy xx

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