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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Frosty Joy

Your eyes don't deceive you, it's a Christmas card today.  I hope to minimize the Christmas frazzle in 2017, and I've noticed I'm not the only stamper getting a head start.  I'll thank myself when the time comes.  Have you started yet?

Actually, I made this card right after Christmas 2016, and haven't made another one since, but I declare I will share a Christmas card post by the end of each month.  If I say it, I have to make good on it, right?

This one is a Bugaboo image I bought not last year, but the year before.  Now that I've colored it, I think it's just the cutest thing.  It's called Penguin Joy.




It's easy on the postage, just the way I like it when mailing time comes.

For a little something extra in the design I cut the image panel down a little bit and then cut the snowflake die along the edge.  Layered the panel onto designer paper, cut the snowflake die again and set into the first cut.  I rounded off the edges to complete the look of a snowy hillside.




I added Stickles for sparkle, and white gel pen accents.  Coloring was done with Copics.

And there you have my monthly Christmas card.  See you again soon, I hope.  Have a happy day!


Stamps:  Bugaboo digi Penguin Joy  Paper:  X-Press It Blending Card, white card base, Whimsy Stamps Winter Blues designer paper  Ink:  Printer, Copics for coloring  Accessories:  Frosted Lace and Baby Blue Stickles glitter glue, Memory Box Frosty Border die

24 comments:

  1. I love the idea of an early start for Christmas but I just never make it. I love this little guy and the fact your card will mail easily!

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  2. Oh this is adorable!! Go you! making Christmas cards already ... As always your colouring is a joy to behold! Sorry about the pun Lol!

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  3. This card really exudes joy! Delightful design Leslie... I LOVE it!
    The die cutting, the coloring, just perfect!

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  4. Super cute and colored as beautifully as always...love the pretty blues on this one and the adorable penguin!! Glad to see you 'back at it' and looking forward to more of your beautiful designs!!

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  5. So, so adorable, Leslie! I love the cute little penguin, and I always love "JOY" on Christmas cards, since my middle name is Joy:) I love the snowflakes put back into place, too.

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  6. yup real cute. I need to get warm before I start thinking of Xmas cards again... Have a great day

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  7. OMG! Christmas cards for next year - I hope to do the same, we'll see! Such a cute card - love the adorable penguin!

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  8. Your penguin colored image is just so darn cute Leslie. I love your blue background and pretty die cut inlaid snowflake border too. TFS my friend. Hugs....

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  9. Love this fantastic image Leaslie, soo cute and beautiful colouring ..love your snowflake border..
    Hugs Pam x

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  10. Oh he is too cute. Wonderful design, Leslie.

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  11. Well aren't you the clever one with using that die cut in this manner! I LOVE the idea (pinning so I don't forget where I saw it, lol). The image is just adorable and of course your coloring is amazingly perfect! Such a CUTE creation my friend ... awesome Christmas card inspiration! Thanks!

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  12. Oh too cute, Leslie! I adore everything about this card! You could enter it in the Memory Box challenge to have blue on your card. Thanks for the tip about splatters!

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  13. We have plenty of that white stuff here in Iowa, but I still think he is pretty darn cute.

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  14. Awesome! I LOVE seeing Christmas cards all year! This is so cute Leslie! Love your coloring, the fab die border and this paper you put with it all! Beautiful designing! Love it!

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  15. Oh Leslie that is just the cutest, your shading and highlighting really gives it that extra something that just brings the little guy to life!! That snowflake border is just totally perfect. No I have not started on any Christmas cards as of yet, I guess I just like to punish myself around the holidays, LOL!

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  16. This is very, very cute and I love the beautiful die cut too :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

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  17. Another fantastic job! Love your beautiful coloring and the die is perfect ! This one really makes me smile!

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  18. Yep and I will hold you to it each month. ;-) Glad you are getting a head start too. This is darling and an adorable image too. Love the snowflake die border, very cool. The coloring is cheerful and very festive all around Leslie! Love it!

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  19. Very cute Leslie! It's never to early to make xmas cards in my opinion!

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  20. Very cute Leslie! It's never to early to make xmas cards in my opinion!

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  21. oh my gosh so cute Leslie. I love how you used that die with it.

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  22. I wish I had your ambition to work on Christmas cards for this year. Good for you for getting started! I love your 'frosty joy', such a sweet image and the way you used the snowflake die border.
    As always coloured to perfection, love the added details with the white gel pen and the glitter. A perfect 'happy - make you smile' card! Thanks for inspiring me. Have a wonderful day!

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  23. Pauline above me said it all. but I'll say more. HA!!! I really have to get started on Christmas and I actually have a plan. All those sets I bought last year and didn't use are out and ready for ink. And about that set of Altenew dies -- is that price crazy or what?? A sale is the perfect time to buy them!!

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  24. This little guy may be chillin out, but you are rockin it out with this card. So fun and well designed. I really like how you used the die and will have to use your idea next time I use mine.

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