Sunday, November 20, 2022


Hello crafty friends and welcome back to my blog!  It's been a hot minute (or maybe I should say "cold" since it is getting colder here in PA!) since I have posted here, but it's time for another new challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty FriendsOur sponsor for the next 2 weeks is:


Joy Clair Designs

PRIZE:  One digital stamp set

The design team was given the super adorable Santa's Favorite Digital Set to work with and here is my card!

I had lots of fun imagining this scene for the little fishing penguin.  He's found a private little spot to do his ice fishing so that he doesn't have to share his catch with any of his penguin buddies!  Or maybe, he just wants some peace and quiet so that the fish don't get spooked.  Who knows for sure?  Either way, it looks like he's been successful!  I used the Silhouette Designer Edition software to size and manipulate the tree and this little guy from the set, and also to create his little frozen pond complete with fishing hole.  The image panel was cut using the second largest die from the Spellbinders Card Creator set B.  I did have to do some "surgery" on it after I ink blended the clouds though, as I blended them too far down. 😖 To fix that, I used one of the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders to cut the bottom of the panel off, and then replaced it with my new favorite glitter cardstock from Walmart, cut with the same die.  I wasn't originally planning on using so much glitter cardstock, but I figured what the heck, it's a Christmas card, after all!
After that was all fixed up, I glued down the forest I created and had colored very simply with Copics.  Then came the ice pond, but before I glued it down, I eyeballed where it would be and colored the glitter cardstock under the hole with a black marker.  The sentiment came next, and I had already created the "fishmas" part of it by cutting Henry's ABC's from Lawn Fawn 4 times from white cardstock scraps, and once from the white glitter and layering them up for dimension.  I took a while deciding exactly how I wanted the sentiment to read, but I finally settled on this phrase.  "Have a merry" comes from the Frosty Fairy Friends stamp set, also from Lawn Fawn.  The final part of creating the scene was adding the penguin with a mini action wobbler for a touch of fun!  He was also colored simply with Copics and gel pens.  The image panel was glued to a black mat (Gina K, anyone?), which was then glued to a side folding A2 card base.  Although I experienced some bumps along the way in the making of this card, I really love how it turned out in the end!


Sparkles Christmas #142:  Festive things with Wings
Crafty Calendar:  ATG (2/3)
Craft Rocket #98:  Christmas/Winter 
Crafty Animals #67:  ATG w/animals
Daisy Chain #69:  Christmas is Coming 
Unicorn Challenge #82:  Christmas is Coming 
SheepSki Designs #68:  Gems, Glitter, Sparkle (lots of sparkle on this one!) (2/3)
Crafty Friends #161:  Christmas (3/5)
Dragonfly Dreams:  Christmas (1/3)
Pearly Sparkles #79:  Merry Christmas
Stamping Sensations:  Christmas Celebrations
We Love Stamping:  Christmas
The Crafting Challenge:  Add a Sentiment (2/3)
Fab 'n' Funky #561:  Christmas Animals
CD Sunday Plus #98:  ATG using digitals
Everybody Art #524:  Winter Forest
Creative Inspirations:  Sparkle, sparkle, sparkle!

Well, that's all for today, friends!  Now it's time to head on over to the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends blog to join in on the ANYTHING GOES challenge!  Also, please consider checking out the rest of the DT blogs and leaving them some love!  Thanks again for stopping by and take care!

~ Marie 💗


  1. Hi marie, a stunning card using the set, love the penguin fishing hole and the layers of trees. Have a wonderful week... Megan

  2. A very cute Winter scene, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations and We Love Stamping challenges.

    B x

  3. A beautiful wintery scene for your cute little penguin! Thank you for joining in with our ‘Christmas Animals’ Challenge at Fab’n’ Funky.

  4. You've created a great scene for this cute penguin.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  5. What a cutie! I love this little fishing penguin. Really great colouring and a wonderful glittering water. Beautiful interpretaton of the winter forest theme. You really created an amazing forest with all those firs. Love the teal colour as well.
    Thanks a lot for entering the current challenge of Everybody-Art-Challenge.
    Hugs Uschi

  6. Love this. What a wonderful sentiment. I might use that if you don't mind.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  7. Great card, I love the sentiment and the fishing penguin
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

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  9. Supercute! :) Thanks a lot for joining us at Let`s Craft and Create :)

  10. Super cute card, gorgeous little scene too. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations this month. Pinky

  11. Great card, I love the cute little scene. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Good luck!
    Liz xx

  12. Lol, what a cool penguin, love his fancy hat! The sparkly ice hole is perfect for his little butt! Such fun! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

  13. :Love your fishing penguin and the Merry Fishmas. Very cute. Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this month. Hope to see your lovely artwork back here again soon. Judy DT

  14. Thanks for joining us at A Place to Start this month for our Anything Goes, optional use words of thanks challenge

  15. So clever. I wouldn't have realized that you had an overblending incident if you didn't mention the fix. love how it turned out and thanks for sharing with us at Use Your Stuff

  16. Very cute. Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us at We Love Stamping.

  17. Hello... Thank you for entering your lovely card into the Christmas challenge at Crafty Friends. Good luck and hope you will join us next time.
    Diane Louise x

  18. so cute TFS over at POE this time hope to see you again real soon. Elaine DT x

  19. OMGoodness Marie, this card is precious! I love that sentiment, so clever, Thanks for playing along at The Paper Funday Challenge.
    Donna xx
    The Paper Funday Challenge
    The Inspiration Station Challenge

  20. Fun card Marie. I like the sentiment pun. Thank you for entering the Use Patterned Paper Challenge at 12 Months of Christmas.

  21. What a fun card! Love the glittery pool and the fun sentiment too! Thanks for sharing over at the Holly and Ivy Challenge.



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