Monday, July 6, 2015

A Little Penguin for Merry Monday

Good Merry Monday Morning, friends!

We have a fun challenge this week 
brought to us by wonderful Wendy!

We'll be on a 2 week schedule at Merry Monday for the summer.

So you have an extra week to get your penguins out and join in.

My little guy started life as a $1.00 stamp from the Michael's bin.

I was a lucky girl that day!

I've stamped it twice. Once in black and once in red.

I cut out the hat and bow tie from the red image and stuck them on the black image,
which had been fussy cut, and colored (beak and feet).

Then I used my Simon Says Stamp Holiday Frames Die
to give this little guy a sparkly jumping off spot.

Some Fran-tage EP embossed on a snippet of blue behind the whole thing
gave some extra texture and color.

For a little more fun, I added some
Flower Soft to his hat.

This card was fun to make!

Since most of this card was made from snippets, I'm off to

Now it's your turn to have some fun putting a penguin on a Christmas card.
Then I hope you'll join us at 

Card Recipe
Stamps: Penguin (Michaels)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red (SU), SU Markers (Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie)
Paper:  Solar White (Neena), Marina Mist, Whisper White, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer (all SU)
Other:  Holiday Frames Die (SSS), Fran-tage chunky EP (Stampendous), Polar White Flower Soft


Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Darling card, Bonnie! What a sweet penguin, and such a find in Michael's bin - I like to look in all those bins (Target has them too!) and you can find some perfect things. That glittery polaroid looks great too! Thanks for the inspiration at Merry Monday and for being such a great guest designer host!!

Deepti said...

Fabulous! I like the idea of frame inside the frame :)

Wanda said...

High five for the Michael's bin find! What a score! Your card is absolutely adorable. Love the sparkle in the double frames and the punch of red on his hat. Great card!

Greta said...

Oh what an adorable card, Bonnie! I have that SSS die & you've inspired me to use it--even if it is 90 degrees outside!

jimlynn said...

Not only beautiful, but so much fun as well! LOVE that cute little penguin and his fancy bow tie. Outstanding!!!

Di said...

What a darling card Bonnie! I must dig out a penguin stamp and try to join in - time seems to fly by right now with one thing and another here.


Di xx

Brenda said...

OMGosh, this is the cutest card Bonnie! I love that little penguin, he is just too cute in his red santa hat and bow tie! He fits perfectly on your frame beside the "merry" too. The blue and white glitter with the penguin popping it all out. I love it!!! Hugs, Brenda

Maxine D said...

VERY cute Bonnie - love his red hat, and the die cut sentiment. The sparkle is perfect.

Karren said...

Fabulous use of that gorgeous frame die, Bonnie! And your penguin is so cute!

JoAnn said...

I love that cute penguin and the frame you set him in. Lovely card.

Faith A said...

Love this cutie penguin and his bow tie, a fun card.

Hettie said...

This is super cute Bonnie. Love that penguin.

Loll said...

So cute! Love his bow-tie! :) And the added texture to his had. The frantage adds a little somethin'-somthin' to the background --- LOVE it! xx

Maria A. said...

Love, love this cute little penguin image, what a great find at Michael's!!! sometimes there are hidden treasures in those bargain bins.
Love your frame, it's just so beautiful the way you cut it with glimmer paper. Gorgeous Christmas card Bonnie, thank you for sharing.

Jen Mitchell said...

This is soooo adorable! I love the glimmer paper with that cute penguin!

MaryH said...

What a chilly lil' sweetie, and he surely doesn't look like Mike's $1 bin. He's just cute as he can be, with all the lovely sky blue and snowfall. Love the glittered rames, & snowflakes...very icy feeling. And like the way you've done the negative sentiment treatment. His little hat with the fur and his checkered bowtie just suits him perfectly for a little ice skate. TFS & Hugs. (at 8:30pm, it's still 90, no air either).

Susan said...

Love the way you used the Holiday Frames die - I have that die and don't use it nearly enough. Great use of the frantage for the snowy background too.

Wendy said...

Oh Bonnie, this card is my favorite! I love this penguin and oh what a great $1.00 find!! He looks fabulous in the frame with that blue background! Such a wonderful layout! Love it! Hope your having a great week! :)

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Hello Bonnie,
so sweet card. I love penguins, and yours is so nice! A very happy Christmas card.

Kristie Goulet said...

That is one sweet penguin, Bonnie! Love this card design. Hope you are having a great week!

Debbie Henderson said...

You always have the neatest die-cuts Bonnie. Love all the sparkle too!

Charlene Thompson said...

Super cute card - love all the layers and the sparkle!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That little penguin is so sweet! I love his bow tie. This is such a fun card.

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Bonnie, your penguin is just the CUTEST!! Love the "fuzzy" trim on his hat and darling bow tie!! Fabulous layout as well! Hope you're having a super week!

Katie Melhus said...

What a sweet penguin, and he looks so cute perched on that die cut sentiment. Love it Bonnie!

Notes by Nina said...

Love your card Bonnie, your penguin is darling.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Seriously adorable! Loving all your watercolour creations too!!

Deanne :)