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Dec 23, 2023

Cold as Ice

Hello and welcome! It's time for a new challenge at Allsorts and Lorraine's turn to host. It's the last one of the year so it will run for two weeks over the holidays. This is also my last new card post of the year but I do have the Year in Review hop post scheduled for December 29th, hope you will stop by for that as I will have a small prize on offer and remember, even if you didn't sign up as a co-host, you can still create your own "favorites of 2023" post and link up too. I would love to see your favorites :)

So for this challenge, Lorraine selected the optional theme of "Cold as Ice".  Our wonderful prizes come from AALL and Create and Craft Stash, these are for challenges 760, 761 and 762. 

I needed a masculine birthday card and thought these penguins would work well for the occasion along with a star stamp, all 3 from Aall and Create and they are marked 50% off.

I created an inky background using some blues and a bit of purple, then stamped the star image from the Aall and Create set Blackbird. Then I stamped the penguins from sets Penguin and Frosty on paper scraps and fussy cut. I added some die cut stars (retired die set from Whimsy Stamps) which I inked with the same inks and added some stickles glitter to make them sparkle like snow on an ice cold winter morning. 

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On the bottom portion I used part of a birthday background stamp from My Favorite Things and the "happy birthday to you" on the top is part of this same background stamp.

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I would like to sign off today by wishing all of my blog readers a 

Merry Christmas!


Mervi said...

Cute and gorgeous card, so cool!
Merry Christmas;-))m

brenda said...

Just perfect for our theme this time round Ellie.Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas. Not wishing to put temptation your way but think you will love Januarys new goodies from A&C!!

B x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A gorgeous icy creation for my theme this time Ellie. Love those Penguins with their stamped and splattered background, so cute.
Wishing you a wonderful Christmas.

Sarn said...

LOVE this penguin card. I COULD have bought these penguins in the A&C sale . . . and decided against buying them . . . but NOW I wish I had! LOL!

Happy Christmas to you xxx

Amy Johnson said...

Such a creative take for this challenge! Love it!

valscraftings said...

Thank you for joining in our challenge this month with your wonderful project!
DT – Val, Nan, Leigh, Cat

Dena J said...

I love the blues and light purple in your background, and those penguins are wonderful! Merry Christmas, Ellie!

HilaryJane said...

This card definitely feels very chilly. Love all the stars too. Merry Christmas to you too xx

Liz said...

Super card Ellie, I love the penguins.
Merry Christmas and wishing you a happy, healthy and creative 2024.
Liz xx

kiwimeskreations said...

This is gorgeous Ellie - love your penguins and the background you created.
Christmas Blessings

Elaine Stark said...

A brilliant male card. I love the penguins. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

Joanne said...

That is such a pretty card! I love the penguins.

Rachel said...

Such a fun background, and I love how you did those penguins-so creative! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Funday Challenge! Rachel DT

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Fun Birthday card Ellie! Love the effect!
Merry Christmas!!

Pauline C said...

Fabulous male birthday card Ellie .. love all the detail you have incorporated. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Pauline xx

Darlene said...

What an awesome take on our board/theme! Beautifully crafted! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Triple B challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Co-Owner … Can You Handle the Pressure, Double D, Four Seasons, Peace On Earth, Stencil Fun, Simply Clean & Simple, Two Old Bats, Triple B

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Dawn Phillips said...

I'm so envious of your talent. This is so unique and I can never get the hang of this style of card. Yours is wonderful. Thanks for joining my theme at the Alphabet Challenge. Love Dawn x

Donna Walls said...

Now I have the Foreigner Song stuck in my head LOL.....great card, please remember to enter it into our special birthday challenge this month. Thanks for playing along at The Paper Funday Challenge and we look forward to seeing more of your designs soon!
Happy 2024!
Donna xx
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Helen said...

Great card - love all the elements you've combined.

Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge.

Helen x

Deanne Saunders said...

Sweet card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CUT IT UP challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!! Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Larelyn said...

So unique. Thank you for joining our Cut it Up challenge. We hope you'll continue to play along in 2024.
Larelyn (CIU owner)

Anke said...

Eine wundervolle Karte mit den Pinguinen, genial gemacht, liebe Ellie.

Liebe Neujahrsgrüße
von Anke