Thursday, August 18, 2022

A Penguin Hug & Some Food!

Hey there, hope you are all winding down a good week. After several hot days of thunder and little rain, we finally got a good afternoon of soaking rain. The temperature dropped a bit and was much appreciated!
Today I have another Christmas card using a black n white digi named Penguin Hug from Di's Digi Stamps printed on Springhill Digital card. I colored it with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and Star Dust Stickles. Then I cut it with a Spellbinders Classic Circles die. 
I used the current Cheerful Sketches Challenge Sketch #111, but had to show how I changed the orientation. I basically rotated it to upside and then flipped that horizontally, in PSE. The sketch element for the sentiment fit on my focal image best that way.
I stamped the EKS sentiment with Green Oasis Versafine Clair ink, heat-embossed it with clear powder and cut it with an MFT sentiment die. The die cut holly and berries are from a very old Accucut die and colored with the same markers. I also added some red and green dotted sheer ribbon from my stash.
Close-up of focal image to show the snowy Stickles glitter.
Inside, I used another large piece of scrap stash designer paper, another Spellbinders Classic Circle cut from shite card and a Flourishes sentiment stamped with Green Oasis Versafine Clair ink.
On back, another of the same green card and designer paper as on the front, along with an I/O siggie stamped with Green Oasis Versafine Clair ink and fussy cut.
And final view. Got one more Christmas card done and used up a weird-sized envelope, some ribbon and designer paper stash scraps. It was a good endeavor!
But Wait, There's More...
If it's Thursday, it's Rain's Thursday Art and Dinner Date! On her menu this week is figure drawing and pizza. Well, I don't have any figure drawings (I suck at that), but I do have some food to share. It's one of our complete dinners that we sometimes fix. We call them Twofer Meals.
All a Twofer Meal means to us is that we fix it up in one big bowl and we split it, like what we sometimes used to do in a restaurant before Covid. Here we fixed a big Taco Salad. Ground meat was cooked with a packet of taco seasoning and then a can of black beans was mixed in and that mixture was drained well before adding to a bottom lettuce layer, a layer of crunched up taco chips and a layer of grated cheese. Dollop of sour cream on top.
With it we each had our own plate of taco chips with melted grated cheese and pickled okra. Any pickled peppers could be subbed for the okra.
And for dessert, watermelon chunks and Cottage Cheese Jello Salad, to which we added walnuts. 
Summertime refresh!
Thanks so much for the visit today and I hope your weekend is looking good! Stay well! XOX
I used a Di's image called Penguin Hug
I used a Spellbinders Scalloped Circle die and an Accucut Holly die
I used a Di's digi.
According to Google, Penguins have Wings and I used Zig Markers to color


Jocelyn said...

This is a lovely bright and cheery card for Christmas. Thank you for sharing with us.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday Plus DT

Margarets designer cards said...

Lovely christmas card, a lovely image with the snowman and penguin
Thank you for joining us
CD Sunday plus DT

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! Aimes, I love your card, great take on the sketch, such a cheery card. Your food looks yummy too.
Faith xx

Carol said...

Oh, Aimeslee. A great card - love it - but the Ocra again!! But the watermelon looked delicious.
Carol xx
CD Sunday Plus DT

Pamela said...

I love the deep reds you've used. A great Christmas card.
CD Sunday Plus DT.

ahlers5 said...

Very cute Christmas card! Even better meal! That food looks just amazing. It's making me hungry and its only 6:45 in the morning. I'm gong out to breakfast today with a close friend. I think I may add a little Mexican flair to my breakfast now.

Antjes kaartcreaties said...

What a nice Christmas card with the cute snowman and the penguin Aimeslee. You also finished the inside very nicely. Thank you for joining us at Grilz Rebel Challenge.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

That card is so cute! As beautiful on the back and inside as it is on the front! (I'm here via Rain's link)

Alyson Mayo said...

Aww... tat image is adorable. I really like the red background with the snowflakes :)

Marlene Atkinson said...

Super cute card. Thank you for joining us at Passion for Markers. Marlene

The Crafty Den said...

A super cute card Aimeslee. The image is adorable and your colouring is perfect. Loving the die cuts and the traditional colour combo. Thanks for sharing with us at Passion for Markers this week. Hugs, Denise x

My name is Erika. said...

How did I miss this? I thought I visited everyone on Rain’s site last week. Hmmmm. Your card is very cute. I’m not sure snowmen yet as our winters are too long to start with-smile! Seriously, I like that image. And your salad looks mighty yummy. I don’t even know if you c an buy pickled okra up here. Perhaps in specialty markets. I need to look and see to satisfy my curiosity. Hope that terrible rain is not in the Houston area also. Hugs Erika

Jennifrann said...

YAY! Congrats on your win on the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge! Adorable card. Woohoo!

Vic said...

A lovely christmas card - the close up of the penguin even looks like it has soft, downy feathers..very clever! Thanks for sharing our creativity with us at the Colour Crazy challenge blog - Vic, DT X

Chana Malkah said...

Great holiday creation! It is 90 degrees in my city right now, so Winter is a distant thought!

Thanks for a cute and well-crafted submission to our challenge at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana Malkah

Daphne said...

What a nice card.
Love the way you use our sketch From Cheerful Sketches.
Thanks for playing

DVArtist said...

I'm sorry this is so late. Your Christmas art is lovely and the food looks amazing. Have a nice day.

craftytrog said...

Absolutely gorgeous :-)

Gina said...

Beautiful how you decorate all sides of your card. Thank you for joining us at Cheerful Sketches ! Creative regards, Gina

Margreet said...

Great take on the sketch with this adorable Christmas card.
Thanks for playing with Cheerful Sketches.
xxx Margreet

Helma said...

Very beautiful what you have made. Thank you for joining the Challenges of Cheerful Sketches.Greetings Helma DT

Helen said...

Such a cute Christmas card and the food looks delicious too!

Thanks for joining us at the Critter Crazy Challenge.

Helen x

Helen said...

A great card - thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

Helen x