All is Calm, all is bright

Hello friends!  Are you getting ready for the big day tomorrow?  It’s Christmas Eve and not a creature was stirring except for this mouse and his penguin friend….


They are up in the dark to see if they can capture a glimpse of Santa of course!  LOL!

Do you remember this image from Whimsy Stamps last year?  It was a special edition digital stamp especially made for a Kit and Clowder class.  The name of the image was called “Penguin Candlelight“.  The class isn’t available including the image with the bed scene, but this particular image is still available in the store!!

Well, I ended up getting the image which came with the entire bed scene, but there was also just this image portion as well, which I’ve used here.  I had started it last year, set it aside mainly because of my confidence and decided I needed to take the time to push through the class and finish it up no matter what it ended up like.  I’m glad that I did this and I plan to learn more about coloring next year to improve my skills and not only with marker, but hopefully with pencils too.

I came up with this layout for the card using pattern papers to match up with the pinks in the hat and layering it with some navy colored cardstock.  I’ve used an embossing folder for the strip across the middle and highlighted with some white ink.

The sentiment was computer generated by myself.  I added some ribbon, a snowflake wood veneer topped with a button and twine.  I added a few tiny rhinestone stars around the snowflake banner strip.


Here’s a closer look at the coloring I’ve done on the image.  The only added “extra” thing I did beyond the class tutorial was add some rosy cheeks and used a glitter brush pen over the candle flame.  Everything else on the panel was colored with Copics using instruction from the class.


I hope you’ve enjoyed my calm and bright card today! 🙂

Thanks for checking in!  Wishing you a very peaceful and calm evening….


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14 thoughts on “All is Calm, all is bright

  1. LOL! Whimsy is just fabulous in their imaginative critters, aren’t they? I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this Christmas’s release they have been showcasing. And your little pengie with his stuffed “pengie teddy” could not be more beautifully featured! Loving the bright light surrounding the glow of your candle, the highlights in the black feathers of your pengie, those BUNNY slippers, and the mousie friend keeping him company. CUTE CUTE CUTE — oh so clever and cute! But one of my favorite parts is the ribbon bow, the button, the bow twine and snowflake! All carefully done and atop each other! WOW! Wishing you a fabulous Christmas! love, de


  2. Stunning card Vicki! Sweet image, beautifully colored, like the candle reflection on the wall and perfect computer generated sentiment! Merry Christmas to you and your family dear friend.


  3. Gorgeous image and stunning colouring Vicki, right down to the glow on his arm..really loving the pink and navy a gorgeous card..Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a happy,safe,and healthy New Year 2020..thank you too, for you suppport and love over the last year.

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  4. I do love the little stories you tell about your cards. It’s Christmas day here already, so want to wish to a day with lots of Merry and lots of happy for 2020! xxCheers, CarolG.


  5. Gorgeous card! I love the cute image & all the little details!
    Thanks for playing at QKR this week!
    Good Luck
    Crafty Hugs
    Dawn xx


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