Practicing Creativity

Penguin Birthday Card with Free Scribbles Digi Exclusive to Paperesse Readers

If you like the snazzy bow tie wearing Penguin I've used on this unisex birthday card, be sure and check out September's Digital Divas post HERE. This month's Divas – Sandy and Lisa from Scribbles Designs – have graciously offered their #214 Brrr Close-Up as an exclusive freebie to Paperesse readers. Additionally, one lucky reader will be randomly chosen to receive their super cute Artsy Stamp (perfect for all us crafty types!); just leave a comment on the Diva post to enter. I've got some birthdays coming up and I couldn't decide if I should do a gal's or guy's card first. I decided this design and paper would work for either/or.

Did you notice the markers in my photo? Yes, those are (gasp!)...alcohol markers and yes, I did use them to color Mr. Penguin. If you follow Paperesse, you know I'm a confirmed colored pencil user so this is a first for me. I picked up a big 120 marker mystery brand box at my local outlet shop this week and thought I'd give them a try. Updateplease see 15/09/20 post, these markers are counterfeit.

Paper is Max Bringmann Graffiti paper pad. I've only ever found this paper at Aldi. Every time I do an internet search for a link, the only thing I find are my own cards made with it. I paper pieced Mr. Penguin's bow tie and glitzed him up with a purple enamel dot. I created a curved sentiment with Candy Round font.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Max Bringmann Graffiti paper pad
Digital stamp – Scribbles Designs #214 Brrr Close-Up
Color – alcohol markers
Dies – no-brand stitched circle dies
Embellishments – enamel dot
Font – Candy Round

I'm linking up with: Aud-Sentiments #259 – ATG w/sentiment, Cute Card Thursday #650 – ATG, Krafty Chicks #523 – Stamp Act, Seize the Birthday #198 – ATG Birthday, Crafty Creations #413 – ATG, The Paper Funday #21 – ATG, and Arty Divas #29 – ATG.


  1. Great card and sweet image. Your coloring is superb and the enamel dot adds the perfect finishing touch! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Funday Challenges. Donna, DT

  2. Markers, wow - now that's exciting and he looks awesome! Love the papers and really like your layout!

  3. An adorable card. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  4. Love that paper! What a steal/deal on the markers! Great coloring and the enamel dot on the bow tie is adorable.

  5. Super cute! I love the paper pieced bow tie. You did an awesome job with your new markers!!

  6. This is SUPER cute!! Love the bow and that darling penguin!

  7. This is so adorable! Great colouring and that paper is perfect for this fun card. Terrific layout too. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.

  8. I love this card Shani. That background is just awesome and I love that you gave Brrr a bowtie with the same paper. Too cute! Have fun with your new markers!

    Thanks so much for entering your creation into our Customer Gallery over at the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog. Good luck in the draw.

    ☺Lisa D.
    Strategic Content Developer and Blog Coordinator for The Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog!
    Décosse’s Dynamite Doodles--My Personal Blog!
    Owner & Co-coordinator for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!
    Path of Positivity – My other challenge blog!

  9. I love this little guy in his bow tie! Fab layout girl and of course, love the papers! So glad you joined us for our ATG Challenge at Arty Divas and I hope to see you again next challenge!


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