Please click HERE to join in "Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday" challenge.

Please click HERE to join in "I Spy With My Little Eye" challenge.

Feb 1, 2023

Juggling Hearts

Hello and happy February! I don't know about you but I am so glad it's February! It's a short month and in my head we're just that one month away from spring although I do know March (and even April) will still be chilly. I don't know why, but as I've gotten older winter months are just getting harder to deal with! I actually used to like winter... once upon a time! 

It's still a Winter theme at Four Seasons challenge and this is our last "Winter Season" month (until December). Hope you will join in with us! Winter Season means you may share anything winter months related including holidays like Valentine's Day :)

Here is my card and as usual it was inspired by the optional mood board.

Below is this month's optional mood board. I always enjoy being inspired by a mood board, this month I was inspired by the two images on the bottom.

I created a scene using Penny Black's Birches stamp and Pumice Stone Distress Oxide ink. Added a few hills with some torn paper masks and the same ink then I added the fussy cut penguin to the scene. The penguin is an oldie by Elzybells (no longer in business) colored him with copics then fussy cut. On the stamp he is juggling snowballs but I cut them away and instead added tiny hearts to make it a Valentines card. 

Related Products:

I added some red and white twine and a strip of patterned paper. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things - Itty Bitty Basics. Oh, I also used the xoxoxo stamp from the Penny Black set Snippets on the tree. I applied Stickles glitter to the hearts, hat and scarf for some sparkle.

                    >>>>>>>>>>>>>Cardmaking Sale at

This post may include some affiliate links, meaning I may earn a small commission if you purchase something through the links. As always, this is at no cost to you. Thank you so much for supporting this blog!

Thanks so much for visiting! 

PS: I've also just posted my February Crafty Wednesday Challenge, and I hope you'll stop by and share all your crafty makes there! It's Anything Goes!

You can click directly onto the card below to get to Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday challenge. 

I'm sharing with these challenges:

These below are Always Anything Goes, I may not share with all but hope to link up when possible:

A Gem of a Challenge unlimited entries
A Perfect Time To Craft unlimited entries
Classic Design  Challenge unlimited entries
DL.Art Linky Challenge unlimited entries/ once per day
LeAnn’s World 101 unlimited entries
We Love 2 Create (creative/mixed media) unlimited entries
A Place To Start 8 entries max
613 Avenue Create 8 entries max
Path of Positivity 7 entries max
The Paper Funday 6 entries max
Word Art Wednesdays 5 entries max
The Corrosive Challenges 4 entries max 
Through The Craft Room Door 4 entries max
Crafty Catz 3 entries max
Creative Fingers 3 entries max
Ally's Angels 3 entries max  
Arty Divas 3 entries max
Crafts Galore Encore 3 entries max
Creatalicious Challenges 3 entries max
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday (my own challenge) 3 entries max  
Let's Craft & Create Challenge 3 entries max 
QKR Stampede 3 entries max
The Creative Crafters 3 entries max
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge 3 entries max
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 3 entries max
Taylor Made Cards 4 U 3 entries max


  1. What a gorgeous card Ellie - love that wee penguin juggling the hearts - because of the colours, the eye goes straight towards him.

  2. Such an adorably CUTE and creative card, love the birch trees stamp with the heart and of course the handsome little penguin juggling his hearts, a darling winter scene!!

  3. OMG what an adorable image and you have showcased it beautifully! Thanks for sharing another amazing DT project ... beautiful inspiration!

  4. My thought are much the same as yours when we get to February Ellie, Spring is in sight. You card today is just adorable with the little Penguin juggling hearts.

    B x

  5. That juggling penguin is so cute!!

  6. nice card
    thank you for participating in our challenge
    until next time
    Greetings Jolanda Bongers
    DT Creative Crafters

  7. This is darling, Ellie. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Word Art Wednesday. I'm always delighted to have you play along with us. Have a great week.
    Word Art Wednesday

  8. So adorable! The red pops of color are perfect with this cutie! Thanks so much for sharing with us a Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

  9. Such a cute penguin celebrating by juggling hearts! Love the heart on the trees too with that fun snowy background! Great card for February!

  10. Me again, thank you so much for sharing your adorably cute card with us at Double D!
    Diane DD Co-Owner
    {Nellies Nest}
    {Double D}
    {Stencil Fun}

  11. Oh, Ellie, this card is perfection! I really love the details, all the way down to the xoxo on the tree trunk. Love it! Thank you for playing with us at the MMM Challenge and hope you can join in again soon.
    Secrets To Stamping
    Join my Creative Creases Challenge for fun folds!

  12. Very cute, love the background, makes the penguin and hearts really pop. Thanks for joining us at A Place to Start for our Anything Goes challenge.

  13. Fun Card! Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner


Thank you so much for visiting. As always I love reading your comments and creative criticism.

Before leaving a comment please note:

This is a public blog, meaning any comments left on this blog will be visible by third parties and 3rd parties may be able to access your blog from the comment left here. No content from this blog will be republished by me, but I am not responsible for republished content by 3rd parties.
(This was posted to be in compliance with the GDPR regulations.)

Comment moderation after 7 days has been enabled to easier detect spam. All spam will be deleted!