Saturday, 7 November 2015

A Little Gem...

Good morning, happy weekend everyone...

Exciting news from the mouse house!  I have been asked to be a 
guest designer for two challenges at 

It certainly did n't take me long to say yes!

The challenge this time is Christmas Critters and there are wonderful Pink Gem Digi's for the lucky winner.
For my GDT card I decided to use this gorgeous digi - 

sshhh - don't tell anyone, it can be our secret, but, I have never coloured a penguin before!
(First time for everything)!

I coloured this sweetie with copics and used my favourite puffy clouds die to create some layers with a beautiful set of 

I could n't resist adding the little strip of red striped paper to match the candy cane!

The sentiment is from a Lawn Fawn Set.

I have added a bit of Tumbled Glass Distress Ink around the edge.

I have added a bit of sparkle to the ground and snowflakes 
with a Wink of Stella pen but the camera has n't quite picked that up.

...and here we are, I think calling her a cute penguin is about right!...
Cute Penguin Digi Stamp by Pink Gem Designs
Make it Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes (Marker Geek)
Copic Markers
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Tumbled Glass
Carte Bella Paper 
Lawn Fawn Puffy Clouds Die
Lawn Fawn Snowy Backdrops Stamp Set
Archival Ink Pad - Watering Can
Wink of Stella Clear Pen
Collall All Purpose Glue
Inks Used
Archival Ink in Watering Can (Sentiment)
Cute Penguin 'fur' E21, E11, E51, E50, R20, C1, C3, C5, C6, C7
beak and feet YR12, YR15, YR16
Candy Cane R29, R27, R17, N1, N0
Holly Leaves G24, G28, G29
Ground BG0000, BG000, BG01 and Clear Wink of Stella Pen
Background W0, W1, W3 and Blender Pen

Thank you for visiting...

Happy Crafting...

and remember to pop straight to  
Pink Gem Designs
to look at the lovely DT Creations there and join in the fun!


Please leave me a comment if you pop by, I am always very happy to see them and do enjoy reading them all. 


  1. This is gorgeous card and the image is so adorable x

  2. Fab card hun and such a cute image! xxx

  3. Wow this is so gorgeous!! Love those papers and layers of clouds really effective and stunning colouring really really pops!
    Lucy x

  4. Aww, that penguin is so cute, a gorgeous card.
    Have a lovely weekend
    Lorraine x

  5. Your card is so cute, lovely use of the clouds die too

  6. All your cards are little gems will fit in there really well!! Hope you have dried out!! xx

  7. Hi Sue, this is a stunning card and so beautiful coloured!
    Hugs Lynsey x

  8. Absolutely gorgeous Sue, I love the image Congrats on your GDT spot
    Kevin xx

  9. Congrats on the GDT spot Sue... so well deserved as this little penguin is the cutest I ever did see!! Beautiful colouring for him... (especially his white/cream feathers which make him look THE cutest)... and who would have ever known you hadn't coloured a penguin before! I think I'll take some lessons from youj!

    Big hugs
    Christine x

  10. Congratulations on your GDT spot Sue. This is a beautiful card, I never would have known you hadn't coloured penguins before, it looks perfect.
    Katrina xx

  11. Fancy not having coloured a pingu before!! I'm shocked! :0) I love him (but I do have a soft spot for pingus). Your colouring is fab and I love the dies you've used. I may be adding those stitched clouds to my ever growing wishlist!

  12. Aww he's adorable! Gorgeous colouring and a fabulous background using those cloud dies too.

  13. Hi Sue, youve really done a fabulous job with this image, and that card design is gorgeous, welcome to our GDT I hope they keep you on. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  14. Stunning just love those clouds a fab die and image love and hugs Carole x

  15. Congrats on both your GDT spots and love the cute penguin-great colouring and layered clouds-I have just coloured my first penguin too but not as good as yours
    Carol x

  16. Well for your first time colouring a penguin you have done a gorgeous job - this cutie looks FABULOUS - congratulations on your GDT - Michelle x

  17. She is more than cute, Sue, she is penquilicious! I would have thought you'd been coloring penguins all of your life!! Congratulations on the well-deserved GD appointment!! Hugs, Darnell

  18. Adorable love yuor colouring and that die is fab, have it now just need to use it. Hugs Helen xx

  19. super darn CUTE! love the layers too! and GDT spot your a Totally awesome designer so they are super lucky your on the Guest team :)
    hugs me x


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