Just For You at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies

Hello friends!  It’s not only the weekend, but it’s also the first of February!  It’s what we call the “love dovey month”! LOL!  The first of the month also brings us a new challenge starting over at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies blog!  It’s always an “ANYTHING GOES + ANIMAL” for your project each month.  We look forward to seeing your creations!

For this month we’re being sponsored by Jan’s Digi Stamps and here’s what I’ve come up with for my project:


Check out this daper little penguin stepping out to hand his loved one a bouquet of flowers! 🙂  I’ve used the adorable Puttin’ On the Ritz digital set for my card here.  It had me at penguin! LOL!

I have pulled out some of those cool vintage looking papers from that SSS Valentine card kit that I had used earlier this week on my parent’s anniversary card and just loved the blue tones in them, so I went with that color scheme for my design!

The penguin was colored and fussy cut out.  The way he was positioned looked like he was popping right through an opening to hand out the flowers, so I’ve used some circle die cuts with more of the vintage papers for the background and tucked him in there with his foot and flowers outside the circle frame.  I’ve placed a silver doily behind him.

The base of the card measures 5″ square, I’ve taken a couple of strips of the papers and layered them over a white card panel that I’ve sanded the edges on before mounting it over the blue card base.  I took some seam binding ribbon to wrap around it and then attached the circle panel ot the front with a bow and candy heart accent over top.

The sentiment was printed out from the same stamp set and cut out and layered with a heart die set.  I’ve also sponged around the edges of the white heart with grey ink.


Here’s a close view of the image and how I’ve got him all colored up with Copic markers.  I’ve used a white gel pen for dots on his cheeks as well as dots around the flowers.  Sometimes those bouquet of roses have the baby’s breath with them…for some reason I think it makes the bouquet look extra special!

For part of the penguin’s “cane” or “umbrella”…not sure, I’ve used a silver metallic gel pen to color in parts of it.

I kept his hands white as I felt like he was wearing white gloves.  LOL.


I hope you’ve enjoyed my fancy little love penguin card today and have been inspired to come join us over at the 2 Crafty Criter Crazies challenge this month!  Please be sure to check out the creations from the rest of the team while you’re there!

Thanks so much for stopping in!  I’ll see you again shortly for a special blog hop!


  1.  Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge – #6 Anything Goes
  2. Simon Says Stamp Monday – All Loved Up
  3. Cute Card Thursday – Valentines
  4. Krafty Chicks – Anything Goes
  5. As You Like It – Warm or Cool Colors (love the cool tones…esp purples/blues!)
  6. Daring Card Makers – Layer it Up!
  7. QKR Stampede – #383 Anything Goes

19 thoughts on “Just For You at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies

  1. Melt my heart romantic sweetness! Of course I love your coloring, and that metallic silver foil just brings out the glitz, Vicki! SWEETNESS ALL AROUND! Beautiful creation…. wishing you a marvelous Saturday! xx


  2. I just love how this little guy is dancing right out of the frame you put him in! Love the colors and especially that sparkly silver panel behind him! Super cute card and perfect for a valentine with his bouquet of roses and little heart with X’s and O’s! Adorable!


  3. HI Vicki, I love what you’ve done with this image especially his grey outfit, and all your layer give great texture and depth. LOvely! CarolG


  4. I, for one, am SO happy that Lovey Dovey month has arrived. January was at least 75 days long, right??? Great card, dear friend! You’ve made that darling image shine, as always!!! Thanks for sharing, and inspiring!


  5. This is so adorable, love that penguin and the silver doiley!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!


  6. Vicki, Sensational color combination and use of silver accents! Fabulous choice of layered back drop papers. Your creation is absolutely eye-popping! Thank you for showcasing my NEW “Puttin’ on the Ritz” stamp set. Happy Crafting! Good Luck!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan’s Digi Stamp Shop)


  7. Dapper is just the word that came to mind when this post opened! Fabulous card, love the penguin and he brings flowers! Colors are great, and the pretty silver doily and circle look awesome. What a fun card, Vicki, yet elegant too.



  8. I love this so much, so happy you played our challenge at Krafty Chicks, and your card is wonderful. I like the stamp and the doily the details are awesome.

    Leanne DT/KC


  9. This is really lovely Vicki, love the cool tones on your gorgeous card. thank you for joining in at AYLI. Sarah xx


  10. How can I be half a month behind on visiting? I’m finally here but can only stay a minute or two since I have a grandson chomping at the bit to go out to dinner. lol I promise to come by again tomorrow. I do love what you did with the Jan’s Digi, Vicki, and that silver doily is magnificent! Fab coloring and terrific paper choices. 😀


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