Friday, January 17, 2014

January Recipe challenge - 52CCT, ABC Christmas Challenge - "A", CCAYR - January Challenge

Hello - made it to the weekend (seemed like a long stressful week to me) and now it's time for another January challenge at 52CCT.  This week we have a recipe challenge for you.  Before I show you the details of the challenge please take a look at the card I made using the recipe:

And here's the recipe I used.

Isn't this little guy just the cutest? I think this might be my very last piece of that darker purple paper.  I actually had the embossed piece sitting on my desk from another scrapped project.  That was my inspiration for the color to use in the monochromatic scheme.  I think this penguin looks darling in purple. Don't you think so too? 

I really struggled with where to put my ribbon and still keep it CAS.  Finally decided to tuck a couple pieces in at the edge.  I'm almost embarrassed to say how long I fussed around with that one aspect.  CAS doesn't always mean quick in my case - LOL.  But I do like how it turned out - finally :o).  

I'm also entering my card in the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge - 'A" is for Anything Christmas'
Christmas Cards All Year Round - January Challenge, Anything Goes Christmas

So glad that you came by to visit me today.  I hope that you will go visit the rest of our team at 52CCT and see what they have made as well.  We have a couple new DT members starting this week.  How lucky for us :o)  Hope to see your wonderful Christmas card(s) in the gallery this week. Til next time friends...hugs and happy crafting! D


  1. Brilliant! Love the purples, the embossed background is fab! The little penguin is really cute and I love your colouring! Fab!

  2. LOVE it, Danielle! That penguin is just too cute and I adore all that purple! HUGS and have a wonderful week! ;) Mynn xx

  3. Eeeek! You're right, Danielle! That little guy IS the cutest. I can see him wobbling along to the beat of "Joy to the World"! Love the embossed background too.
    hugs, Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

  4. The darling penguin is perfect in purple! :) This sweet, cheery card is sure to make its recipient smile!

  5. This is gorgeous and love the colour!!
    hugs and xxx

  6. Oh gosh I know what you mean about CAS not being quick!! - I do like your card though especially that cute penguin! - Jacqueline xx

  7. Oh this is a wonderful christmas card. Love the details with the background embossing. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at ABC Christmas Challenge xx PS I have follower candy: My candy

  8. The penguin is too cute. What stamp did you use?
    Donna K U

    1. Hi Donna - that cute penguin is a digital image by Bugaboo called penguinjoy.

  9. That dark purple card is so rich, beautifully embossed. Love the fat penguin in your sentiment, he's very cute. CAS is rarely quick I think, but it is my favourite style and you nailed it

    Louise xx

  10. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card for CCAYR January anything goes challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for January - I'd love to see it there too. x


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