Monday, January 18, 2016

Penguin Cold-BBTB2 Challenge

Hello my crafty friends, I hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was so, so. Hard to know what to do with yourself when you don't have your mate around anymore. I helped our cousin take down Christmas trees at her house and her dad's house on Friday and then on Sat. I went to mass in the evening. 

Since it is Monday, you know that means it is a brand new challenge over at BBTB2. This weeks challenge is hosted by our talented Kelly. She wants us to use penguins on our project. So I made a little card. Well, it isn't the standard A2 card. Instead it is a 4 1/4 x 6 1/4 card. Kept it pretty simple by doing a print and cut on the Explore. I stamped my houndstooth pattern on some snippets of white cardstock. I also curved my sentiment on my block to match the curve of the penguin's head.  Recipe will be at the bottom. 

As always thanks for stopping by. It's always great to get visitors. You always  make my day a happy one. I will be by to visit you real soon too. Crafty hugs, Brenda

Thanks to a blog buddy, Lisa, I can enter this into the the Thankful Thursday challenge over at DLART. It is to use the colors yellow, black and white. Thanks Lisa!

I also want to enter into the Snippets Playground challenge of using snippets. 

Penguin-Create A Critter, print and cut on Explore
Hounds-tooth pattern-My Creative Time Build A Banner Kit
Snowflakes-My Creative Time Winter Flake Dies
Sentiment-Cardz TV Snow Day stamp set
Glittery Paper-Die Cuts With A View glitter paper


Veerle said...

Beautiful card Brenda, cute penguin and i love the three plaid blocks at the side. It's freezing cold overhere hope it's better there with you. Take care, hugs Veerle xxx

Marilyn said...


Brenda in IN said...

Good for you, getting back to crafting. It does give you something to do and keeps your mind occupied. I don't do cards in the evening so that is harder. This is an adorable card. I love that little penguin and the black and white squares are cute. I like how you did the inside too.

Loll said...

Adorable penguin!! So cute and perfect to go with your sentiment. Great job on the card Brenda. xx

Lisa said...

This is so darn cute, Brenda!! I love the sweet penguin!! The sparkly snowflakes look amazing...both outside and in!! I love how you curved the sentiment around his head, too!! What a beautiful card this is my friend!! You should link up with the DL.ART penguin challenge ( Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

cm said...

Tee hee! How cutie-patootie your little penguin is, all bundled up for that wintry wonderland he's in! Super sweet; and the placement of your sentiment just adds to the "ahhhhh" factor! Darling in every way! Yes, I know how challenging it is to fill that 'empty space' of time when you're on your own, as my mom has gone through it. She did - and does - exactly as you are: spending time with family and friends. Sending you lots of hugs and prayers for comfort. You're strong and your truly are doing awesome! Hugs and love~c

Carol L said...

This is such a cute and fun card with that adorable penguin and those sparkly snowflakes! I love the houndstooth squares too! I hope you're staying warm where you are because it's brutally cold here today! That 4-letter word is in our forecast for the weekend, have you heard? :)

MaryH said...

Glad to hear you kept busy over the weekend, and were with people. This is definitely one of the cutest cards you've done yet! Loved the houndstooth blocks with this little Penguin. Also the idea to curve the sentiment as you did. Very pretty inside, with the glitter-y trims over the houndstooth border! You're a whiz with that Explore. WTGo! Stay cozy. Big hugs & Prayers. MM

Sharon said...

Your card is most fabulous Brenda!!! Love this darling penguin and the houndstooth patterns down the side. The sparkly snowflakes are great!! :)

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

That penguin is adorable!!! Love the sparkly snowflakes,too!

Lori m said...

Beautiful card, I really like the added hounds tooth patterned papers.
Thanks for playing along over at DL.ART!

Hugs, Lori m
DL.ART DT Member

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah Brenda dear friend, how utterly cute is this card. Love the layout, very clever, plus curved stamping of sentiment was a stroke of genius.
And you're in the Snippets playground already better get my skates on and join you!!! see you there at the swings, save me a spot do.
Posting tomorrow as have a GDT tomorrow :)
Big hugs,much prayer, Shaz in Oz.xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi, Brenda. So glad you are crafting again. (I know it will help) This is an adorable card. Love the penguin and the sparkly snowflakes.
Your stamped pattern is a great complement.
I'm still praying for you. I haven't forgotten about you.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Super sweet penguin Brenda my dear friend! Love the pp squares running down the side and those fabulous snowflakes are gorgeous! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Sarn said...

Super looking card. And baby it REALLY IS cold outside today! xxx

Bonnie said...

The houndstooth is so perfect with this adorable penguin, Brenda! Love the sparkly snowflakes too! Warm hugs.

Happy Dance said...

Let's first talk about your cute little penguin card. Now that is one darn cute little fella! Love his sweet little red scarf and curving the sentiment over his head was a brilliant idea - awesome! Those pretty glittery snowflakes are amazing, and I love how you've balanced them out with the houndstooth square panels. Wonderful design! And take all the time you need. Do what feels right for you. Keeping busy helps, and if you were to share more cards soon, well, I would just love that! You are in my thoughts and prayers sweetie pie. Oh, and keep warm. It's a might bit cold here...brrrrr!! Bev

Tina Campbell said...

Super cute card Brenda love the glittery silver snowflakes that you have on the card with the cute little penguin :) It's a tough transition I imagine, keep your friends close and your family closer :) Maybe getting involved with the church will help with some of that alone time and then there is the craftroom :)Big hugs my friend, Tina

Hettie said...

Oh Brenda what a beautiful lickle Penguin. He looks freezing too....just like I am whilst waiting for the radiators to warm up!!
I love this card.

Darnell said...

I've been looking forward to this post. It's always good to see you back online and making one of your adorable DT cards, Brenda! Keeping busy is the ticket to help with the loneliness and I hope you find getting crafty helps with that, too. We all love it when you're here and what fun to have you romping with the girls at the Playground, too! Be careful when you run between the slides and the tree house because there is a loose board on that last bit!

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers always! Love and hugs, Auntie Darnell

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

This card is so adorable Brenda! That little penguin is such a cute little guy and I really love the design on this one. I'm so happy that you continue to create and let things inspire you to do so. Always thinking of you!

Di said...

Oh how lovely to see you in the Playground again Brenda! We sure missed you.

It sounds like very slowly you're getting into a sort of routine again, a very different one I know though. As others have said, crafting is a great diversion and of course we love to see your work.

This is such a cute card - a darling penguin and in fact quite a different style for you - I love it!

Sorry I'm late commenting!


Di xx

DIANA L. said...

Your penguin is so adorable Brenda, I love your bling to. Thanks for joining my DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE #172. Have a blessed day DIANA L

Kristie Goulet said...

This is one darling card. I LOVE penguins and this one is so cute. I love how the sentiment is placed perfectly around his cute round head. ♥ Continued prayers for you friend. xoxo

Scrapping Girl said...

So glad to see you crafting-maybe it will take your mind off of all the grief and loss for a short bit as you create. The "new normal' will no doubt take a while to find. My heart aches for you. Love your cute penguin card though with the glittery snowflakes! Stay warm!

moknowsall said...

Adorable - why had I never made penguin cuts before this challenge? Love your embellishments - and the houndstooth was a great addition. Glad to see you back and being creative.


D- said...

Awww what a sweeet card. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,

Anita in France said...

What an adorable little penguin, Brenda ... so cute all wrapped up snuggly in his red scarf and sentiment 'hat'!! He's brilliant with the houndstooth panels and I love those shimmery sparkly snowflakes! Hope you're keeping warm in all the snow that's hitting your part of the world my friend! Just off to mass ... will be keeping you in my prayers, as ever. Big Hugs, Anita :)

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

I so like the striking black and white hounds tooth patterned squares and the super cute penguin Brenda. Very clever to curve the sentiment above the head. We had a minor snow blizzard yesterday evening and so yes, it's cold outside.

I'm glad to hear that you're keeping busy, I still have some Christmas decorations to take down, but they do look so nice when we still have snow.

Lots of love and warm hugs