Sunday, November 15, 2015

Snowflakes..Kisses from Heaven

This Christmas card was inspired from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #133, which resembled a window to me, and what better than a shaker card to show off the snowflake sequins from Paper Sweeties, adding an Penguin image that is so comfortable and used to the cold and snow.  Also submitting to "Through this Window" at Heart2Heart.  

Did my window first, using a snowflake embossing folder, sponged with a light blue ink, heat embossed to bring out the shine of a snowflake, and before adding to the blue panel placed variety of sequins in each window.  Chose to use darker panels on the outside to frame the window appearing as wallpaper.  Next what to do with the focal point...snowmen or penguin.  I chose the Penguin, added pink to the scarf, shadowed his tummy, and used Wink of Stella for a little sparkle.  The sentiment was from a snowmen stampset.  

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Heart2Heart - Monday, November 2, 2015
"Through the Window"

Please click on any of the highlighted challenges to see the many inspirations and creative designs from each of the Design Team members and the many submissions to these challenges. Some of these challenges may still be hop on by. 

Also submitted to the following:

Through the Craft Room Door
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
"Anything Goes" 

Aud Sentiments Challenge
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - Week #2
Challenge #144  Tic-Tac-Toe with Sentiment
Favorite Color:Pink/Blue, Rubber Stamp or Digi, and Pattern Paper:  CTMH Snowhaven

The Outlawz Challenge
Sunday, November 15, 2015
CAS Challenge - Twist:  Christmas Card with No Red or Green
and November 2015 Inlinkz

The 12 Months of Christmas Link-Up
November, 2015 - Challenge #11
Theme:  Sparkle, Sparkle Everywhere
Used:  Sparkly Sequins in Shaker Windows, Wink of Stella on Penguin, Flakes and Frames,

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge
Monday, November 9, 2015
"Anything Goes"

Also shared with:  

All CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified:
Design Paper:
     Colonial White and Glacier
     Black and Glacier
Die-Cuts (Cricut)
     The Frame was made with Cricut Design Space using Shapes
     Penguin - B1483 Season's Greetings Holiday
     Snowflakes - C1506 Flakey Friends Seasons & Nature
     Embossing Folder - Darice Snowflakes
     Embossing Powder - Ranger "Clear"
     Sequins - Paper Sweeties "Snowflakes" and "Sugar"
     3D Regular Foam Tape



Melanie said...

Wow! This changed quite a bit from when I saw it in its infancy. Cute and pretty shaker!

Michelle said...

Awesome card! I agree now that it does look like a window and shaker cards are extra special. Thank you for joining us at AHSC

Lisa said...

I love this card and love those pretty!

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

A cute image and card .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

ScrappyHorses said...

Sue, this is so adorable! Love the colors and that penguin is too cute!

Brandi said...

Oh that is so sweet, I love the sentiment and the penguin is the perfect messenger for that sentiment! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

Brandi R
DT member AHSC

comopark1886 said...

Wow! I love the window, so pretty!

Elaine Stark said...

Lots of lovely sparkle and design of card. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

Anonymous said...

I'm glad that you became a challenge addict because your card is amazing! I love shaker cards and seeing it as a window is perfect for this card. Super cute penguin too! Thanks for joining us at AHSC.

Jessica K said...

Oh I just love this shiny, sparkly design! Fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

Jess - DT

Stacey said...

Gorgeous work. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Keep Smilin',
Stacey xxx
Lasata's Crafty Hideout {My Blog}

Linda Norman said...

Beautiful! Tons of technique and a cute fun penguin, how could you go wrong! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

Linda N
AHSC design team

Wendy Coffman said...

Love your shimmery window snowflakes! Thanks for playing at AHSC!

SewPaperPaint said...

What gorgeous elements in your shaker! I tried this over the weekend with not near as good a result... Makes me want to give it another go!

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Hey Sue!

I just wanted to say welcome to The 12 Months of Christmas. Thanks for popping over and leaving a comment. I'm so pleased that you will be joining us in an effort to stay on top of your Christmas card creations. This card is so sweet. I love that penguin and your layout is great too.

I hope that you'll be able to join us again next month and then of course throughout next year. Don't forget that linking up two Christmas cards each month, earns you a free digital paper. Plus if you follow the optional theme each month, as you have done this month, you also have a chance at an additional prize. Welcome and good luck.

Oh and the card just above this one, your Merry Christmas Deer, while it doesn't qualify for the optional prize, if you link it up, you'll be all set with your two cards already for this month to earn your free digi paper. So, think about adding it to the link as well.

See you again soon hopefully!
☺ Lisa D.
Co-coordinator for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!
D├ęcosse’s Dynamite Doodles – My Personal Blog!
Path of Positivity – My other challenge blog!

DIANA L. said...

Super cute I love the penguin!!
Thank you for joining Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Anything Goes. Have a blessed day

Fantabulous Cricut DT member DIANA L.

Sharon Smith said...

Aww this is so adorable - Thanks for joining us at The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up
Sharon xx