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October 21, 2009

Penguins at The Palace!

Happy Wednesday! Today is Release day at Doodle Palace...yay! I was so excited when we rec'd the new images this week...they are all so adorable!!!! Here's the first one I have to show you...a sledding penguin!

I popped the front of the sled and the sentiment is CG. Here's a little tip on the layered sentiment. I used my circle punches but wanted a layer in between so I punched two smaller circles and used one as a 'mask', drew my black circle in marker, removed the mask and placed the sentiment circle! Easy peasy!!!
I wanted to use snow, so I tried making my own according to Holly Young of Hog Wild about Stamping! I was so pleased with the result!!!!! It's similar to polar white Flower Soft, but you easily make it yourself for pennies!!!! Checkout her tutorial HERE!

Here are the challenges...
SophistiCat chall~the sketch and use 3D.
Craft Catz~blk/wht & one other color.
Saturday Surprise~blk/white.
Die Cut Dreams~winter wonderland.
Crafty Angels~blk/wht.
Whimsy Chall~embossing.
Challenge Up Your Life~a recipe.

And the new Doodle Palace challenge is now live...

Create a Birthday Card for a Non Sporty Boy between the ages of 11 and 16! Follow Juyle's tutorial on creating a 3-Dimensional DS gaming console or just create a Masculine Birthday Card for a kiddo who doesn't/can't participate in sports, celebrating their other interests!

Hope you have a chance to play along!


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Abundant Blessings!!!!

48 comments:

Crystal said...

AWWW Maria this is a CUTIE!!!! Love your layout and colors too girl!!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

isn't it illegal to have that much fun?????? LOL. fabulous card!

hugs,

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a sweet penguin Maria!! I love how you used clean white and dry embossed it with snowflakes. Love your layout and colors!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

ACK!!!! I just LOVE this!!! Love that penguin having some scary, but fun times!! :) TEE!! Too dang cute Maria!! TFS !HUGS

Kristen said...

Here it is, the free Digi-Tom!
Thanks for coming by and checking it out. I hope you like it! Have a great day! Have fun with him, and if you want, let others know about the free image, thanks!
I love that penguin, he is popping up here and there today, and just is so fun!

Lisa B said...

Maria...this card is simply adorable! I love it!! I used the same image but I didn't have a lot of time so it didn't come out as nice as yours. I love your color combo.
Hugs,
Lisa

Elena said...

Adorable card, Maria! Love your idea with the sentiment! Thank you so much for sharing it!

Karen from PA said...

This is such a cute card. I like what you did with the circles, thanks for the tip and I can't wait to try to make my own flower soft!

Holly said...

Such a cute card Maria, and I'm glad the faux snow soft worked well for you! I love your tip on making the extra layer on your circle sentiment but you need to tell us the secret to keeping your line so even!

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous Maria, a wonderful christmas card
Clairex

Dawn B. said...

I have never seen that trick and I LOVE it.. What a great way to save paper.. Super image..so sweet. Great job Maria.

vikkithescrapjunkie said...

Great card Maria, love the colour combo and the embossing is fab. Thankyou for the link for the flower soft tut its fab. thankyou for joining in the DCD challenge this week and good luck.
Love n hugs
Vikki xx

Susie Sugar said...

Excellent card Maria and I have just watched your snowsoft tutorial fantastic
Thank you for playing along with the DCD challenge this week.
We hope you'll play again in the future
Hugs Susie xx

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

HI Maria
A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us at CraftCatz this week,
Hugs Dianne xx

Tanja (stormqueen) said...

Hi Maria,

your card is just so adorable.

Only I'm missing the 3 flowers that were required in our recipe @ CUYL :)

Tanja

Biscuitlid said...

very winter wonderland, love it

Thanks for playing along at DCD this week

Victoria
x

coldwaters2 said...

Maria this is one super duper creation I love that penguin and the embossed background is perfect.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Tracey Feeger said...

Another fabulous creation. Love the embossed card - looks great.
mwah
Trace

Patti J. said...

Maria, this is one of your cutest ever! (I say that every time you make a card, I know!) What a cute image, and love the cuttlebugged background! Great job!

Caz said...

fab card, thanks for joining us this week on Crafty Angels Blog.
Caz
x

Allison said...

aw how cute is that penguin
AllisonX

itsabrt said...

This card is adorable Maria! I love that little penguin, now I'm off to read about your artificial snow!!! Beth aka BR-T

Donna said...

I'm in love with this lil' penguin Maria, he is so cute and your card is absolutely amazing...I love the snow you have made and the clever use of your circle punches for the sentiment...go Maria lol! :) Donna x

michele said...

fabulous card Maria, can't resist a cute penguin!! lol! hugs mx

Danni said...

Too, too cute! And how clever with your circles!!

Lisa aka Allissa said...

Hi Maria, great take on my challenge hunny. thanks for joining us over at Sophisticats this week.
Hope to see your work again.
Hugs
Lisa.xx
DT Admin

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so cute.
luv
Debby

NatashaMay said...

Cute one! :)

Nicola said...

Awe what a cutie penguin Maria, love your embossing and gorgeous ribbon.
Thank you for playing along with us at Die Cut Dreams.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Suzie said...

This is so cute, I love it. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz. Suzie x

msfreida said...

SOOO ADORABLE! This lil fellow is precious and look at that snow! The black/white really makes him pop! Thanks for the tip with the sentiment! VERY CLEVER!

Hugs~

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is so adorable!!! Love your choice of embossed background and the snow you created for your little penguin guy to slide on is awesome! Cute, cute creation!!

Digi Kitty said...

OOH so very cute! It makes me feel like grabbing a hot cocoa! Brrr!

Hugs,
Digi Kitty
www.thedigikitty.blogspot.com
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Grab a fREE digi stamp

cjsmom said...

cute! great job on the stamp!

Kirsty said...

Hi Maria

This is so cute, thanks for joining us at CC kirsty x

carol said...

oh how cute is he....fab card, love everything, thanks for joining in at CraftyCatz x carol

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

This is so cute! I love it! and the embossed bkgd is perfect too!

Cheryl said...

this is so cute love it thanks for joining us at sophisticats this week love cheryl xxxx

JanJ said...

Oh this is great, love how you popped the sled at the front, really effective. I used the other penguin image, but this one is fab too!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sophisticats this week

Jan xx

Heather Robinson said...

This is such a playful and delightful card. So glad that you joined the challenge this week. Your work is gorgeous!

Fliss said...

Your card is just gorgeous so not a surprise to see so many comments.
Fliss x

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Totally adorable Maria! Love the color combo and that sweet penguin! Great embossing details! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsy! :)

Stephanie said...

You are right, this penguin is adorable!! Thanks for joining us this week at Whimsy and look forward to seeing more of your creations!!
Hugs,
Stephanie

Mummylade said...

Very classy card. Thank you for joining the DCD challenge this week.

maxine said...

so cute

Avril Ann said...

Fab Card Maria, love the penguin, thanks for joining us at Sophisticat. Hugs Avril xxxxx

Shirley said...

Too too cute for words, lady!

Debby said...

It's perfect! Holly always has the greatest ideas. I bought some flower soft already so dang it i'm using it.