Monday, March 23, 2020


Hey all, welcome back to my blog!  I hope you are all doing well in these uncertain times we are going through ATM.  As for our household, my hubby and daughter both have off for 2 weeks, but I still have to go to work.  BOO!  Where I work, the business is considered to be essential, so we are still plugging away!  

Anyway, I am posting today to share my card for the Christmas With The Cuties challenge, whose theme this month is White Christmas.

This month's sponsor is Polkadoodles.

I am using one of the adorable penguins from the Cute Christmas Penguins set.  I interpreted this challenge to mean an all white card, so that's what I did!  I asked my uber talented friend Renee at Delaney Jane Cards for some advice on how to color this fella because I had NO CLUE how to color a BLACK penguin for an all white card!  She suggested adding some shading to the darkest places and using the lightest color in the set to blend it out.  I was doubtful at first, but he turned out looking great!  To finish off the image, I added some Star Dust Stickles to the brim and pompom of the hat, and to the snowy ground.

I embossed some strips of white card stock with a snowflake embossing folder by The Paper Studio and adhered them to the 5.5" square card base.  Also, I have been working on making some simple Christmas cards with the fairly new Marie Snowflake die by Simon Says know I just HAD to have that one, right?  ;)  LOL  Anyway, I had these white ones laying on my desk with no particular purpose in mind for them, so I thought it would be neat to cut them in half and glue them around the circular image panel.  An all white card is all about adding lots of texture so it doesn't look flat and boring.  The sentiment comes from the Hello Bluebird set Joyful Mouse, and is stamped in VersaClair Nocturne ink.


12 Months of Christmas Link Up #63:  ATG
Merry Little Christmas #20:  ATG Christmas
Love to Craft #44:  ATG (3/5)
Mix It Up #34:  ATG (3/5)
Creative Moments #187:  ATG (1/3)
Crafty Animals #36:  ATG with animals
Daisy Chain #39:  Use Dies
Classic Design #3:  ATG
Paper Funday #15:  ATG (1/4)
The Die Cut Divas:  ATG using die cuts/embossing folders (3/4)
Gem of a Challenge #6:  ATG (1/2)
ABC Christmas E, F, & G:  "E" for embossing
Crafty Creations #407:  ATG (2/3)
Crimbo Crackers #206:  Penguins
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #128:  ATG (1/3)
Word Art Wednesday #430 - #431:  ATG (2/5)
Colour Crazy Week #11:  ATG with coloring
Fab 'n' Funky #473:  Christmas
Simon Says Wednesday:  Whatever the Weather
Polkadoodles Week #12:  ATG (1/2)
Digi Choosday Week #11:  ATG (1/2)
Penny's Paper Crafty #467:  ATG (1/3)
Crafting Happiness #41:  ATG 
CHNC #482:  ATG Christmas
Jingle Belles: FA-LA-LA-LA-LA (Christmas Music, Lyrics, etc.)
C.R.A.F.T #549:  ATG or Christmas Animals (I used a Christmas animal)
The Outlawz Festive Friday:  Christmas

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you all are well, and continue to stay that way, for however long this goes on!  Until next time,

Take care of yourselves, and each other, and God Bless!



  1. I love this card! And I am always willing to toss out an idea or two. But you are way more talented than you give yourself credit for

  2. Your card is adorable! Such a sweet little penguin. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge!

  3. Gorgeous WOW card Marie, lovely design and fabulous texture.
    Thanks for joining us at Fab'n' Funky this week.

  4. I love that sweet image and you've set it off brilliantly.

  5. Awesome card! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  6. Sweet card! Thank you so much for playing along in our Crafting Happiness Challenge this week. Hope you’ll link up again!
    Hugs! Janis
    Crafting Happiness Challenges, Challenge Blog Owner
    Pause Dream Enjoy, Personal Craft Blog

  7. love that sweet bird! what a beautiful job of adding texture and interest to the white-on-white design! thanks for FA-LA-LA-ing along with us at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

  8. Oh what a super cute card!! Thanks for playing along our March Challenge at Die Cut Divas.

  9. Wow! Love all the detail with the white on white!
    Thank you for joining Creative Moments challenge.
    Hope you keep safe and healthy.
    Hugs from Africa!

  10. What a delightful die and cute penguin. Super cute. So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas for the March challenge of "Anything Goes".

  11. Hi Marie, a super cute Christmas card for your stash, love the soft colouring on the little penguin. Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck in the prize draw.. Megan DT LPoCF

  12. I love all white cards - this is so pretty with the lovely dies and cute penguin. Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Colour Crazy Craft Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  13. Your image is so cute!
    Thanks for playing along with us this month.
    Regina DT-Member of Paper Funday Challenge

  14. This is stellar! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Mix It Up Challenge Blog's March Anything Goes + Smooshing challenge! We hope you visit us often!
    Leslie, MIUCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2

  15. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Die Cut Divas Challenge this time and good luck :)

  16. Such a gorgeous card. Thanks for playing along with us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

  17. Very cute!
    Thank you for sharing with Crafty Hazelnut's Weekly Christmas Challenge!
    DT for CHNC
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  18. BEAUTIFUL card!
    LOVE your cute image and wonderful white-on-white layers!
    Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck with your entry :)



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