Friday, November 20, 2015

Penguin Polka (Dots)

There's just something about penguins that always put a smile on my face.....I mean, I was the one that couldn't wait for the movie Happy Feet to come out and can still watch it over and over again.  Move over grandkids, this movie is for ME!   Penguins make me smile - but then of course, polka dots too!  So why not combine both and have double the happiness!

Once again I used the Winter Wishes stamp set from Jane's Doodles making a small winter holiday scene.  I perched the Santa hat on his head, added an Impression Obsession pine die, stamped a few snowflakes in the background, and added the fun polka dot paper!   Originally, the sentiment was added directly on one of the 'hills' - but if you stamp something like that and then rub your hand over it too quick, it really will smear!  Duh!!!!  A quick fix though by adding the strip with the sentiment on it.

I'll enter this in the challenge at Pixie's Crafty Workshop (snippets).

After today I won't be around for a while but will see everyone after Thanksgiving sometime.  If you celebrate Thanksgiving I hope you have a wonderful day.

Thanks for stopping by........
Lynn

34 comments:

Lori Kobular said...

I love your sweet penguin on your awesome card! There really is something about Penguins that makes me happy too! Love the polka dots background, it looks like colorful snowflakes coming down! And we would never have known that there was a mistake behind that great sentiment tag!

Linda Simpson said...

Love the dotty paper and such a sweet penguin. I do love penguins. A gorgeous Christmas card.
Hugs
Linda xxx

*Vicki* said...

YES!! I agree, I do love those penguins and this one is such a cutie pie!! Love the scene you've created for him with the slopes and fabulous blue colors!! Great card Lynn!! :) HUGS

Doreen said...

Love the fab design and details,just gorgeous.xxx

Di said...

Oh squeal Lynn!!!! ADORABLE! You already know (at length) just how much I adore the stamp set you used - wonderful with the 'hills' and a great save with the sentiment. Just how I feel that particular stamp should be used.

You're disappearing for a while? Have a fun time and take care!
Hugs

Di xx

Lisa said...

This is so adorable, Lynn!! The penguin is so cute!! I love the polka dot background!! You covered up the smear perfectly!! What a beautiful card!! Have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Chriss America Real said...

How cute! I love the stitching! darling!

Chrissy said...

I love cute penguins too Lynn and this little fellow is so adorable with his spotty papers..we don't celebrate Thanksgiving but I wish you all a fabulous day.

luv CHRISSYxx

Jacee said...

Fabulous design Lynn, love the spots and he's a cutie too!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Tammy said...

Yes, what is it about penguins that we love other than they are totally adorable! Fantastic card and I can't resist polkadots! Love your wonderful festive card and the sweet little tree!

Donna Hanley said...

Precious!!! I adore penguins also. You made a darling scene here. Can I tell you that I wish I had just a penny for each time I smeared a sentiment. Love the polka Dotted paper also. Wishing you a great weekend.

Kristie W. said...

Sooo cute!! Love the penguin and the polka dots. Enjoy your break and Happy Thanksgiving!

Liz said...

The little penguin is so cute and you've created a lovely scene. The polka dot paper makes a perfect background. xx

Carol L said...

I can see why penguins make you smile, and this little guy has been made cuter with all those polka dots! Great save on the sentiment banner too! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving - I'll miss ya!

Davi said...

Oh my gosh Lynn this is the CUTEST card!! I love the cutie penguin and the little snow scene he is in. The dots make a very cool background for him!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

That is a whole lotta cute all wrapped up on one card! Love the penguin with his winter hat, and love the polka dots!

Maxine D said...

Super cute Lynn!! Love your polka dots, and your quick fix of the smear!!
Enjoy your time off
Blessings
Maxine

Bonnie said...

Your penguin and polka dots are perfect together, Lynn! I love all the dimension, including the banner sentiment! Sometimes our mistakes are just happy accidents! Wishing you Thanksgiving blessings.

Tammy said...

Awww this is adorable Lynn! I love that sweet penguin and the fabulous winter scene you've created, fabulous polka-dot paper too!
Hugs, Tammy

NanaConnie said...

Love your snow scene, Lynn! The polka dots are perfect and I love how you added them to the penguin's scarf, too. Lovely cool shades. :-D

Kat W said...

This is super cute and I love the pretty spotty DP :-)
Big hugs, Kat xx

Monica said...

I remember watching a soundless penguin show called Pingu as a child and yes, I still love them. Aleeza has three penguins in her stuffed toy drawer and she seems to be ready to give them away to make room for new toys, but not me. I want them around. They are so cute and so is your card. The polkas work perfectly for snow.

Love,

Monica

Tracy said...

Hiya Lynn, hope you and Jim are both doing ok ?
I am finally back in blog land and have missed seeing all your lovely cards.
This is fab, the paper is brilliant. I am a huge happy feet fan, it is my feel good xmas movie.
xxxx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Hello little penguin! You are adorable and I just love that polka dot paper. It is from one of my very favorite pads.

Lynn McAuley said...

I love the polka dot background for this well-bundled penguin!! Sweet, sweet card, Lynn!

MaryH said...

Again, with the perfect background papers! This is just so cute, loving the image and the wonderful stitched snow dunes and that delightful tree. Very frosty ....Also loving the sentiment banner like you've done it. TFS & Hugs

MiamiKel said...

Cuteness! Love the color palette of this one, Lynn! Super adorable and the perfect winter card :) (like you, all the snow Ill see is on paper!)

Lesley said...

brilliant card - Lesley x

lauren bergold said...

penguins make me smile, too... especially ones as cuuuuuuuuuuuuuute as this who inhabit such gorgeous holiday cards! :)

ps: HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you and jim... definitely an extra-special year to be together! ♥♥♥

Marilyn said...

I totally get this about the penguins and Happy Feet. I remember watching it on the plane coming back from Ireland and I'm sure I looked ridiculous.. someone my age with such a huge grin but I truly loved that movie.
This is a super cute card Lynn and I love how your hat & scarf use the blue on your paper... perfect match. Love the dies you used and that tree looks great on here.

Nancy in Iowa said...

You had me at PENGUINS and POLKA DOTS! Two of my favorite things! Have a lovely holiday. Savor the food and every moment!

JD/ Jill said...

This is a really cute card! Your background is just perfect with that sweet image!

Anne Temple said...

Adorable card. Love the shades of blues.

Deepti said...

That polka dotty BG is perfect for the little scene with penguin :)