It’s Anything Goes for Cute Card Thursday!

Hello friends!  Here we are with the first week of September already coming to the end!  Wow!  I think it may be time to start thinking about that “C” word! (Christmas of course!)

Today is a new challenge over at Cute Card Thursday today and we have our first of the month “Anything Goes” challenge this week!  We our sponsored again by the lovely Whimsy Stamps, so be sure to enter for a chance to win a fun prize!

Here’s what I’ve made with our sponsor’s product:


I’ve used this really sweet digital image from Whimsy Stamps called “Penguins Under the Mistletoe” and of course Crissy’s penguins are so fun to color up!

I have followed a sketch for my design using a challenge (see below) and have pulled out some older papers in my stash that I thought looked really festive and went with the colors I have picked out.

I white heat embossed the sentiment from the Whimsy Stamps Holiday Mini Sentiments on the green colored layer and popped the image panel layered in red cardstock over top with some foam tape.

I’ve taken some silver glitter paper and die cut a few snowflakes from the Whimsy Stamps No-See All Season Tree die set along with cutting a strip for the top of the card too.


Here’s a closer view of the image so you can see how I’ve colored it up.  I’ve used the following Copic colors below.  You can view/purchase Copic at Whimsy Stamps by CLICKING HERE or click on the numbered links below:

  • penguin bodies:  C8, C7, C5, C3, C1, R20, R00, Y38, Y35, Y32
  • Santa Hat and Candy Cane:  R39, R37, R35, R32, BG000
  • Mistletoe:  YG67, YG61 (berries are red Nuvo Drops)
  • Hat and Scarf:  BB26, B24, B21, BG000
  • Gift:  G09, G07, Y17, Y15, Y11
  • I used BG000 for snow ground shadows

I went around the edges of the image panel with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and the ink foam blending tool.  I ten took my quicky glue pen and added some dots for the snow as well as underneath the penguins and sprinkled on some glitter.


Hope you’ve enjoyed my card today and please be sure to stop on over to the Cute Card Thursday Blog to check out the rest of the inspiration from the design team and play along with us!

Thanks for stopping in and I’ll see you again tomorrow for something fun!

Here are the Whimsy Stamps products with affiliate links used on my card today:




WS-Copic display


Challenges I’d like to enter this for:

  1.  The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes
  2. Sketch Saturday – Pick any sketch from 215-578 (I chose sketch #356)356
  3. Merry Little Christmas – Anything Christmas Goes
  4. Love to Craft – September Anything Goes
  5. Pammies Inky Pinkies – PIP1935 Anything Goes
  6. ABC Christmas Challenge – ‘S’ & ‘T’ are for Sparkle and Texture

27 thoughts on “It’s Anything Goes for Cute Card Thursday!

  1. So SOOOO cute – look at their rosy little cheeks, and the sweetest of expressions to go with the mistletoe and candy! Vicki, the traditional colors and darling papers make this one extra sweet – brings out the “happy” in my heart. I think this is my favorite of their pengie images! hugs, de

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  2. Christmas really will be here pretty quick now. I’ve been trying to make a few cards for the holidays too lately. Love this one you made and that cute image! Precious card.


    1. Margreet, I don’t think there is a set rule for that, so just enter as you’d like my friend! 🙂 Looking forward to seeing what you create!!


  3. So much glittery goodness on this one! Their “ice” looks so pretty and they are the cutest couple ever. We just got penguins in our state and I can’t wait to go visit them. I just adore penguins. And so cute your little candy canes in the photo to really go beyond.


    1. Vicki, this is so stinkin’ cute!! These two little penguins are so adorable and your coloring is perfection!!


  4. An adorable card so beautifully colored! I love this image! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at PIP Challenges!


  5. Great use of that sketch. Fantastic coloring, Vicki! What darling little penguins. Love all the sparkle.


  6. These cuties look so happy to be with one another! Such a cheerful and cute little card, and a good reminder that the cold weather is just around the corner again! Gees! Wasn’t it just summer a minute ago??


  7. This card is as sweet as candy!!! Love everything about it, and those two little Christmas penguins are adorable and come alive with your masterful coloring. Awesome.



  8. Love the sketch you used and penguins are one of my favorite critters, especially whimsy critters. Amazing coloring as always, you just bring your cards to life.


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