Saturday, 15 July 2017

Caroling penguins for CHNC

This is my card for mid-month inspiration for CHNC extra July 2017 - please click on the link to see the lovely designs of my team members and we hope you will join in the challenge here - anything goes as long as it's Christmas and you can enter as many times as you like.

The background was created by embossing a piece of mirror card using an Embossalicious folder and sanding to reveal some white core. The image is one of my favourite Penny Black Christmas stamps, caroling penguins, inked with memento tuxedo black and coloured with spectrum nor with quickie glue pen and Art Institute fine glitter on the furry bits of the Santa hats. This was die cut using an X cut rectangular parenthesis die. The greeting glittered circle was part of a kit bought ages ago.

I'm also sharing this card for my CHNC challenge 342 where it's anything goes as long as it's Christmas with the optional theme of 'use a die cut'. Please click on the link and join in as many times as you like ... and, remember, the theme is entirely optional.

This is also for:

Winter wonderland: Christmas penguins
12 months of Christmas 31
Catch the bug Christmas in July day 1: make it sparkle
Sweet stampin: Christmas in July
Hiding in my craft room 309: Christmas in July
Di's digis: Christmas in July
Dragonfly journeys 96: Christmas in July
Deep ocean 159: Christmas in July
Creative moments 122: anything goes + option: Christmas in July
Aud sentiments 184: Christmas in July + a sentiment
Cut it up 126: Christmas in July
Die cut divas July: Christmas in July
Christmas at sweet stampin July: anything goes
Happy little stampers Christmas challenge (with die cut)
Whoopsi Daisy July: Christmas in July
Unicorn 23: Christmas in July
Creative craft cottage 91: Christmas in July
ABC Christmas: O for old - all supplies are old
Crimbo crackers 136: anything goes
Scrapy land 69: anything goes (X cut die)
Noor July: use die cuts
PDE 181: emboss it
Simon says Monday: distress it
Mix it up 3: anything goes + option: distressing
Come and get it: make your own background
Love to scrap 99: anything goes
One crazy stamper July: anything goes
Penny Black and more at Allsorts July: for the boys
Use your stuff 271: all creatures great and small
2 crafty critter crazies 4: must be a critter
Crafty animals 4: anything goes
Colour crazy week 28: anything goes
Color insiration Monday link up 24
Crafty awareness July: anything goes
Craft stamper take it make it July: anything goes
A snowflakes promise 42: anything goes
Merry Monday Christmas in July link up: catching up with challenge 237: sparkle & shimmer
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 197: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams July: anything goes
Inspiration destination 132: anything goes
Creative inspirations 279: anything goes
Creative fingers 134: anything goes


  1. Super cute! Those penguins are adorable (though I think they might have their music upside down. lol!) and that embossed background is fabulous! (Thanks for playing with LTSCB and Jo's Scrap Shack.)

  2. Stunning card.
    The card also fits our challenge at the Sweet Stampers.
    Check it out.

  3. Gorgeous card Hazel :-) the little penguins are adorable and I love the red manuscript background :-)

    Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  4. That is adorable, but I don't think they're singing! I don't see anyone's beak open! :) They must be humming. . .

    Thanks for joining us for our Christmas in July challenge at Cut it Up!


  5. Love those penguins and a fab embossed background. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black & More.
    Lynn x

  6. Love the caroling penguins! Thank you for sharing this card with us at Creative Moments Hazel.

    xx Grietje DT

  7. Cute! Thanks for sharing at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.
    ~Owner/DT Janis

  8. Love the penguins and the backing paper is brilliant. Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland and hope you join us again. Carol S. DT

  9. Omg, I adore the sweet little penguins! Your background is fabulous~Thanks so much for joining us in the challenge at Scrapy Land!
    Sherrie K
    Scrapy Land DT Member

  10. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at PDE, good luck!!! Amy DT

  11. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin, good luck!!! Amy DT

  12. Gorgeous card Hazel. I love those penguins and the glitter on their hats.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Winter Wonderland. Hope to see you again soon,
    Lou DT xo

  13. A very sweet card with the cute PB Penguins, many thanks for joining in at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  14. An adorable card. Thank you for joining us at One Crazy Stamper his month.

  15. Beautiful Christmas card Hazel, love the cute penguins. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Digi Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  16. What an adorable card! I love those sweet penguins. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥

  17. A wonderful card! Love the Image thats so sweet!!
    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!
    Hugs CicciTTCRD DT {Welcome to Visit my blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  18. Those penguins are adorable.
    Thanks for joining in at Aud sentiments
    Julie T

  19. Darling penguin trio and I love the embossed music behind!! Spotted this cutie on Merry Monday.

  20. Cute image, love the embossed background! A bright and cheerful festive card! Thank you for sharing at Sweet Stampin'

  21. This makes me laugh. So darn cute. Om my gosh. How perfect - a tree card, literally. Love it. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  22. Those penguins make me smile and I love the embossed background, very cute! Thanks for joining HLS July Christmas Challenge!

  23. Cute Christmas card Hazel, many thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black and More!

  24. Gorgeous card Hazel. Love the background! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

  25. Hi Hazel! These little cuties are sure to brighten up anyone's holiday! Thanks so much for joining my Christmas in July blog challenge :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  26. So cute xmas card! Thank for playing with us at Di's Digi challenge.
    Nathalie DT

  27. Super sweet Christmas card! I love the penguins and the background. Thank you for joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hugs, Patricia.

  28. Adorable Christmas card! Thank you for joining us for our Christmas in July Cut It Up Challenge!
    ~ DT Katie

  29. Lovely card Hazel. Thank you for playing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'! Tracey


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