Practicing Creativity

Penguin Trio Holiday Card

So, how are you with your Christmas cards? The fact that I even ask should be an indication that I'm a wee bit behind. This is pretty much par for the course for me, except for one year a few years back, when I made a New Year's Resolution to do one Christmas card a week. I stuck to that resolution (with exceptions for vacation weeks) and had them all done with some to spare by September (I only need about 26). Suffice it to say no such resolution was made this year and here I am in November with only seven done, including this one. Oops. I really think there ought to be more time between Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Add to that several friend/family birthdays in October, November and December and you see why I am at this stage. Ah well, I'll save the French ones for last. In France, most people send out meilleurs vœux cards (best wishes) that actually go after Christmas and apply for the new year, so if French recipients receive them after Christmas, then they're not late. Voila !

Today's card features a cute little Penguin Trio digi from the now defunct Bugaboo stamps (sighhhhh). I miss Bugaboo; she had some great humorous stamps and those are hard to find (like the one on this Christmas Crabby Cat card). Paper is Studio Light Winter Joys paper pad. For embellishments, my ric-rac die strikes again! Along with some sparkly White Blizzard Nuvo Crystal Drops on the digi snowflake centers (unfortunately, they don't show up well in the photo).

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Studio Light Winter Joys paper pad
Digital stamp – Bugaboo Penguin Trio
Dies – no-brand stitched rectangle and square dies, Crafter's Companion Gemini Fancy Borders ric-rac
Embellishments – Nuvo Crystal Drops White Blizzard
Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers
Art-n-Fly white pen

I'm linking up with: Little Red Wagon #679 – Winter, We Love Stamping Nov. – Christmas, Stamping Sensations Nov. – Christmas Celebrations, Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge #27 – ATG Christmas, A Place to Start #202211 – ATG, Christmas With the Cuties #65 – ATG Christmas, and Unicorn Challenge #82 – Christmas is Coming.


  1. Adorable card, so cute and cheerful! Love the red and blue design and the Bugaboo penguins beautifully coloured! I agree, it's a shame they have closed the activity.
    Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at We Love Stamping!

  2. Beautiful card,love the cute penguins and wonky angle.Thank you for joining us at Stamping Sensations
    Carol DT x

  3. Adorably cute card and great colors too! Thank you for joining our challenge at Peace On Earth!
    Diane POE Co-Owner
    {Nellies Nest}
    {Peace On Earth}

  4. Gorgeous card. I love how you've played with the layers. Those penguins are super cute and you've made an awesome job with the colouring. Thanks for joining us at A Place To Start. Hugs, María.

  5. A fun trio of Penguins, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations and We Love Stamping November Christmas themes.

    B x

  6. Sweet penguin trio, Shani and great colors choice. Thanks for joining our "Winter" Challenge @ Little Red Wagon. Hope to see you back again soon.


  7. Love the cute penguins and colouring and love the paper choices you made and card design Shani..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  8. Cool and fabulous card.
    Thank you for sharing at We Love Stamping Challenge;-))m

  9. Such cute penguins in their winter attire! Love the ric rac die cuts! Thank you so much for joining us at the Peace on Earth challenge.

  10. Delightful card, Shani! I love the fun design and digi. The colours are wonderful too! I think it's cool that in France most cards are sent as happy wishes for the New Year. I think it's more inclusive to those who don't celebrate Christmas, plus it's a nice to receive an after-the-hustle-and-bustle-of-Christmas greeting. (:

  11. I miss Bugaboo too! But what a cute image you have here, beautiful coloring and what perfect papers your have paired it with.

  12. Your little trio is adorable!! The red ric-rac is a striking touch with all the blue. My penpal (in France) always sends me a meilleurs vœux card - but I always thought the best wishes were for Christmas. I'm sure they are although appreciated the little lesson in seasonal French cards!

  13. Hi, Shani! I too mss Bugaboo stamps. Your card is too adorable. Nice coloring and composition! Thanks for sharing with us at A Place to Start!
    Chana Malkah

  14. Great design. Wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at The Unicorn Challenge Blog for our "Christmas is coming" challenge.

  15. Such a fun card and the colours are fabulous.Thank you for sharing at christmas with the Cuties. Sarah DT


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