Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Penguins or Polar Bears - Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

Finally, a chance to use this Whippersnapper stamp I've had in the box 'curing' for about 4 years now.
It's time for a new challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and the theme for this month is 'Penguins or Polar Bears' so A Hug for Ike was perfect for it. 
This month, we are sponsored by Sweet Pea Stamps who is generously  the prize  to some lucky winner.

http://www.sweetpeastamps.com/

Be sure to head on over to the challenge blog to see what the rest of the gals on the team have created and here's a great chance to get a head start on your holiday cards for this year.  The only requirement to enter the challenge is to follow the theme.
Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies:
Stamp -  A Hug for Ike
Sentiment - Paper Smooches Swanky Snowdudes
Dies - MFT First Place Ribbon, Marianne Craftables CR1248, Impression Obsession Snowflake Die Set
Paper - Kaiser Kraft Little Toot
Misc - Star Dust Stickles, Frantage
Challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge - Animals or Birds
ABC Christmas - Polka Dots
Holly Jolly Christmas - Feathered Friends
Fab n ' Funky - Things with wings

24 comments:

Aileen (mum) said...

This is such a cute card. Isnt it terrible when we buy a stamp that we just have to have then it sits in the 'to be used' box for ever and a day. Especially a cutie like this one. Beautiful layout as well.

Sarah said...

LOVE this card Marilyn, a fabulous stamp that suits this CAS design perfectly xx

Maxine D said...

Awww - that stamp has cured to perfection, and you have coloured it beautifully Marilyn. Love your snowflake and sentiment.
Blessings
Maxine

Dortesjs said...

Gorgeous and inspiring sweet

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Such a cute stamp so goad it has been used

Sue said...

Awwwww such a sweet image. I love the snowflake and fabulous sentiment too.
hugs Sue xx

Pollard Carole said...

Just the cutest card its fabulous and i love that die one of my favorites love and hugs Carole x

Chrissy said...

What a precious image and coloured beautifully Marilyn..gorgeous card.

luv CHRISSYxx

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Awww, love this darling image and you sure added the perfect sentiment.

Tracey T said...

2 for the price of 1, here Marilyn - a sweet penguin and a very cute polar bear! A lovely Christmas card xx

Christine L said...

Awww so very cute!! the little penguin looks so cosy nestled into the friendly bear... I wonder if this happens in real life!! hehe! A fab card hon..

Hugs
Christine x

Neva Zver said...

I love the colors of your card, the image and the overall design! What a fun, happy card. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project at Holly Jolly Christmas challenge. Good luck . Neva

Kuni said...

This is so sweet and beautiful, i love it.
Hugs
Kuni

Sandy said...

This Polar Bear is looking mighty smug - he thinks he is holding his first born son. Little does he know he is holding a penguin and a little girl at that. I guess yo could say that the joke is on him!!
Sandy xx

Gail said...

What a cute card! I adore the image and love how you've colored this...even white has shadows, and you've done a fabulous job on this. LOVE the layout and those snowflakes! What a great Christmas card! Hugs, Gail

Patty Sue 2 said...

Awww...I have some of these stamps and love them. Just worked on a few Christmas cards last night. It is 103' here today, so it hard for me to get in the mood. I am hoping this will make the hot weather go away! Love your card it is so sweet and will brighten anyone's holiday season.

Donna Ellis said...

Aw, this is darling AND festive, Marilyn!

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous image and love your papers to. Thanks for joining us at PG, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

aussie aNNie said...

A stunning and beautiful stamp and design... we are all guilty of not using our stash.xx  {The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

Kat W said...

Aw, perfectly cured and perfectly presented on your lovely elegant design :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

Linda Anderson said...

Awwwwww, how absolutely adorable!! What a darling image. Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas.

Linda

Shelly Schmidt said...

So nice when you get the opportunity to use that image, finally! And, especially when it is perfect fit for your crafting project too! Darling image and love how you have showcased it on this card!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

That is a super cute stamp! Love it!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with the Fab 'n' Funky girls this challenge. I LOVE what you did for the challenge. Look forward to having you join us again soon. Hugs, Wends x Fab 'n' Funky DT

Nancy said...

So sweet! I'm happy to hear that 4 years is a good curing time! Sounds like some of my stamps are ready! :o)