Thursday, December 1, 2016

December Fun

I can hardly believe that it's December already. At this point any other year I wouldn't have much done for Christmas. But this year since I have retired, I have a few Christmas presents bought, some decorating done and Christmas cards mostly created. I need to finish off the notes inside and send them out. How are your Christmas cards coming? If you are one of those people who are already started on next year's cards I think that's great but I am never that far along. LOL!
Today begins the new challenge over at 12 Months of Christmas Link Up. Our theme is North Pole this month. Your don't have to use the theme to link up. Any Christmas card will give you a chance to win some of Decosse's Dynamite Doodles Digi Papers, but if you do use the them we have a special prize from Limited Runs this month. Here's the details:
Welcome to the North Pole. On the left is the road that will take you to Santa's Workshop. Follow to the right and you'll find the Penguin Pavilion. Unfortunately, its Santa's busy season and with just 24 days until the big event, the elves are just too busy to take you on a tour. However, you are more than welcome to take a look around by yourself. Just be sure not to touch anything or you will end up on Santa's naughty list. Oh, and be sure to grab a cup of cocoa and a candy cane from Mrs. Claus before you head back home.
In order to have a chance to win the prize from our wonderful guest sponsor this month,be sure to include an element that might be found in the North Pole (fantasy version of course)Examples include: elf type images, Santa, Mrs Claus, presents, toys, images that have a sign for the North Pole in them, penguins, reindeer, polar bears, etc. If you do follow the optional theme, be sure to add FT after your name so that we include you in the draw for the prize.
Remember, you don't need to follow the theme to link up your cards and earn a free paper each month, and have your name thrown into the year end draw for some extra digital goodies. You only need to follow the theme if you want a chance to win this month's sponsored prize of a $10.00 gift certificate from Limited Runs.

Lisa whipped up and awesome set of digital papers this month and it was such a hard decision as to which paper to use.

So after all the preliminaries, how about a card!

The Limited Runs image is Penguin Cupcake (love the North Pole sign!). I colored it with Copics and tried to make the icing look like a frozen lake that the penguin could skate on amid all those lovely snowflakes from DDD North Pole paper. I added Crystal Stickles to the image for the snow. The Merry Christmas banner is from Create with TLC. I fussy cut that and popped it and the image up with foam tape. The card base is white and I used a black mat background. I do hope you will join the challenge this month at 12 Months of Christmas Link Up as you finish off your Christmas cards. 
I am entering these challenges:

Before I go, 12 Months of Christmas Link Up is looking for some new design team members. If you might be interested check out the details.

Thanks for stopping by today. Good luck with getting all things ready for the holidays. I have a babysitting marathon with the twins tonight from 4-10pm so I'll be busy, busy busy!


MaryH said...

Truly a fantasy with this adorable penguin on his cupcake. The stickles gave a good snowy/icy effect and I'm loving your coloring. Also that pretty snowflake blue behind the little bird. (if I didn't have the Christmas Card Club, I would be way behind! I just need to do inserts, which I'm slow to do, and thinking about doing some assembly line cards to send to bloggers. They've already seen what's in the stash!!! LOL. Hope the babies are doing good). TFS

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at ATSM, good luck!!! Amy DT

Pam said...

And that little penguin does look like he is having fun! How cute! I love all of the fun frosty snowflakes!

Teresa Kline said...

super cute card, luv the gorgeous blue background...sweet penguin cupcake! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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Shelly Schmidt said...

This is so cute! Your background color is soooo pretty too. Glad you got some Christmas together early- bet the twins are getting alot of your time : )

Suze said...

Great card Donna. Love how well the image works with Lisa's paper. Thank you for joining in the challenge at CHNC Extra for December.

cass said...

Great paper and designed card. Thanks for joining us at CHNS patterned Paper Challenge this month hope to see you again in 2017.

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