Sunday, December 1, 2013

Paper-Pieced Penguin

The Pile It On Challenge is having its yearly December-long challenge, this year with the theme P is for...! The challenge will actually run 5 weeks, December 1 - January 4. You can enter as many times as you like, providing it is a new challenge made with our rules in mind.

I piled on four "P" items: Penguins, Polka Dots, Liquid Pearls, and Poinsettia. 

Our sponsor for the month of December is Jellypark, so I used her Penguin with Woolly Hat digi stamp:

The penguin and snowflake cut files are from Santa's North Pole Workshop set by SVG Cuts. I used SCAL to make the borders ... don't you think the ones on the inside look like the back of a line of penguins‽

The fabric poinsettias are from my stash, and although the one on top was already pre-glittered, I added some gold Stickles for extra shimmer.

The Notch-Swing card design was self-designed; If you'd like to try it yourself, the cutting file are available for purchase in my Etsy Shop.

Crafting By Designs: Christmas/Winter
Digi Sketch Challenge: Paper Piecing (2nd entry)
Fab 'n' Funky #195: Cute critters
Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge: Christmas
Left of Center Creative Challenges: LOC or No People
Shopping Our Stash #121: Holiday Or Winter (the fabric poinsettias are from my stash)
Simon Says Stamp (Wednesdays): Anything Goes
Simply Create Too #51: Snow or Use Only White
Sweet Pea Stampers: Lots of Texture
The Crazy Challenge: Snowy winter

Update: This was the random prize winner for Fab 'n' Funky "Cute Critters" Challenge!

Thank you for visiting, and hope you'll join us this week at Pile It On,


  1. What a lovely penguin card you have made. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this fortnight of “lots of layers” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

  2. Hi, CG: Your card is so cute [penguins are my fav]--beautifully done! Glad you participated in our "Snow [or Use only White]" Challenge.

    The Simply Create Too Design Team will be taking the remainder of December to spend time with our families. Please join us again on 3 January 2014 for our next challenge and Birthday Bash. We'll have lots of crafting fun!

    Merry Christmas & Happy 2014,

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  3. Fantastic card, CG! I love that sweet penguin! Thanks for joining us at Jellypark Friends! :o)

  4. Absolutely darling design! Love the penguins, the embossing, the pretty flower, and how you used the cute image! So nice to see a Jellypark image used! Thank you for sharing this with us at Jellypark Friends. Hope to see you again soon! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  5. Thanks for sharing this lovely card for The Sweet Pea Stampers 'lots of texture' challenge - hope to see more of your lovely crafting soon - Hazel, Design Team - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too. x

  6. Beautiful card...Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
    Wendy xx

  7. Aah, this is so cute! I love this... Thank you for playing along with Sweet Pea Stampers "Lot of layers/textures". We wish you good luck and we hope to see you again. Sylvia, DT-member Sweet Pea Stampers

  8. That swing function is pretty cool. I'm in love with that little lineup of penguins! Thanks for joining the fun at Simply Create Too!

  9. Love this penguin and the cool shape of this card. Thank you so much for playing along with the Anything Goes Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week!

  10. How cute. I love the flip image with all the wonderful embossing.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


  11. great take on the challenge, fits perfectly!
    Thank you for sharing it with us at jellypark.

  12. Cute penguins, and yes, the inside row looks like the backs of the penguins on the front!

    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  13. Hey CG,
    this isn't my card for commenting but as I was going thru the cards I saw it and had to stop cause when I saw it on PIO this week it knocked it me out and I didn't get a chance to tell you. I just love, love, love what you did with this little penquin. If he isn't too cute to begin with, then multiply the little stinker! and all the white and embossing, yikes, it is gorgeous!
    I just love this card!

  14. What a great card! Love how it swings:) Ty for joining us at Simply Create Too!


  15. This is so cute card! Thanks for playing at The Crazy Challenge. Hope to see you next time. Good luck.


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