Darling Butterfly



LFIF Challenge and my sons Christmas card

     Hello, so happy you popped by. I created a card for the Let's Face It Friday challenge over at Peachy Keen! The challenge is to use fabric scraps on your project. Can make what ever you want as long at it has fabric on it somewhere. I only have one wintery, Christmasy PK stamp, well it's my aunts and I am borrowing it :) I am going to have to replace it though, it's getting so well used and I adore this little penguin! LOL  When I made my card for the last Tuesday sketch challenge I went to PK to get the link to the stamp and realized the ball on the end of her hat was a bobber. I didn't remember that, because she came single, no pkging, so no pic of  her coloured up, therefore I forgot that little detail. She's been on my wish list since I first saw her.  The whole PK site is on my wish list, LOL!!!
     When I saw that bobber I had this idea to make my son a Christmas card with an Ice fishing theme. He is a fishing fanatic, and the first time he went ice fishing with his dad he was five. He loves to fish and goes every chance he can, even his wife goes along with him quite a bit, although I doubt she would be to keen on going ice fishing, LOL! Never know, she likes winter sports, unlike me, who hates the cold and what it brings....YUCK white stuff, uggg! We do not verbalize the name of the white stuff, that is swearing. LMBO!
     For his card we will let him think that the penquin is a male, shhhhhhh   LOL   To create my fabric enhanced penguin I stamped her twice, once on cs and twice on wide white ribbon that comes on a roll to make your own bows. I cut out the ribbon image once and glued it to the cs image, cut it out and coloured it in. Then I cut out the white area of the penguin and glued it on. The hat is cut from a felt ribbon, the scarf is from a piece of cotton and the vest is from a piece of material that was in my grandmothers old sewing basket, I don't know what kind of material it is, like the actual name of it, I don't sew and don't know all the material types, there's way to many to keep track of, LOL I should have just cut it from the piece of denim that was in there, I know it's name,  lol.The fur on her hat is Silver Ice stickles! I had some actual fur but it was on a wire and just wouldn't cooperate with me, LOL so I had to resort to stickles.

     I made the fishing pole by cutting the end off a green tooth pick, glueing on some jewellery wire and a green gem for the reel. I cut the igloo from white foam and drew on the pattern, and the snowy edge is also white foam, I added frosted lace stickles to it and the igloo for the snow, Silver ice stickles to represent the frozen lake, and baby glue stickles for the hole in the ice to catch the fish :)  I also made the bucket by cutting one bucket shape, sticking the fish stickers on it popping out the top, added a piece of white foam, then cut another bucket shape and glued it on top pinching the sides down to give it a rounded effect. Pieced a hole on each side and added some green wire for the handle.  I used a white gel pen to add some snow to the branches of the trees I stamped in the background, it wasn't working really well, but you can still see some snow on them. Added some Silver ice stickles for falling snowflakes, so they would be shiny.
     Hope you like my card, really hoping Peachy Keen loves it,  please leave me a comment so I can visit your blog and share some love on your recent projects. Have your self a scrap happy day!

Cindy  :)


  1. Your penguin card is so sweet, really pretty and I like the added fishing idea. Adorable!

    Merry Christmas, Lori m

  2. Awesome Job Cindy! I love all the adornments you added to this card, wow!

    Good luck. --C

  3. Go Canada Go!!!!! Hi Cindy. Welcome to my blog. Thanks for being my follower, and same back on you.
    So glad to know one more girl from Ontario!!!!
    Your card is just prefect. Love all that glitter. Such a happy card.
    Hugs Nataliya

  4. WOW!! this card is very detailed but it came out so super cute! I love it! great job.


  5. I saw your post on the PK connection. Your fish look so real! Cute card! Don't you just love PK stamps. Happy Holidays and good luck on the PK challenge.

    Stacy at Totally Twisted Cards

  6. Oh my goodness I love this! This card is so much fun, because the background reminds me of a painting and then this cute little penguin is in front! Love it!

  7. you did a great job on that card is so pretty

  8. I Spy With My Little Eye... Labels 14! Such a cute card! You did a lovely job. We promised to visit your blog... and here we are! Thanks for being a part of the Spellbinders community!