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Meljen's Designs - Challenge #36 a Sketch

My love of snowmen has been well established over the last week. But, after looking at Meljen's Designs new release this week, I have to say I think penguins might come in a close second.

Isn't this little guy just the cutest? I used my new Crate Paper dp. I love the fun colors. I swear there is olive in the DP to match the bow but I think it got covered up. I also added a lot of shimmer which doesn't show up very well in the picture. I added glitter to the white parts of his hate and spritz the entire thing with some glimmer mist.

Here is a look at the entire new release which you can get at Whimsy Stamps. While you are there, you might want to check out Melissa's new line of pre-colored digital images which will help to make card/gift making a breeze.

If you would like to join the Meljen's Designs challenge, this week we have a sketch for you. I hope you will join us for your chance to win some Meljen's digis.

I'm going to keep this post short. I am still battling my cold and my brain doesn't seem to be working its best. Thank goodness I was able to get my DT projects done before my cold hit. It has totally sapped my mojo.

Thank you for stopping by!


  • Images: Penguin's Little Letter from Meljen's Designs, Warm Winter Wishes from Raindrop Echo Designs (both available on Whimsy Stamps)
  • Papers & CS: Neenah Crest Solar White, GP CS, Crate Paper Snow Day collection, misc. dark pink CS
  • Inks: Close To My Heart Crystal Blue
  • Tools: Big Shot, Spellbinders Nestabilities, EK Sucess snowflake punches, Provocraft snowflakes embossing folder, Copic markers
  • Embellishments: Liquid Applique, Hero Arts olive gemstones, Snow Queen Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Sulyn Sparkling Ice glitter glue, Olive Hug Snug seam binding



What a beautiful card! I love that little image and the applique you used on the had. Love Meljen's stuff and never seem to get to the images. Love the colors and those little poinsettia's. Ok, just love the whole card. Beautiful!
Karin said…
Very cute! He is adorable and I love the slight blue surrounding him...Hope you get some rest this weekend and feel better soon!
Linda Robinson said…
Oh my.. this is adorable. I hope you feel better soon..
Pat said…
Beautiful card, such a cute image and gorgeous papers and colours. Thanks for sharing at The Crafty Pad this week. Don’t forget our big 100th challenge next week with super prizes.

Pat xx
Sandra P said…
Oh gosh this is gorgeous. Everything from the embossing to the ribbon is just perfect:)

Thanks for joining Paper Romance this week!

Sandra P
Oh beautiful! Love the colors and the layout! And I especially adore the little penguin image! Magnifico!
Rainbow Lady said…
This is adorable Cheryl Love the bright colours and the Cuttlebugging and shimmer sprays. Thanks for sharing Love Cynthia x
Imke said…
I just hop over from SCS . Your card is so pretty. This is such a sweet pinguin and i like the embossed DP.
HappyCrafter said…
This little guy is adorable, and the card is gorgeous!
Take care and get well quick!!
Faye said…
Gorgeous, Cheryl. Love your adorable image.
Aww! I love that little penguin image! You did such a beautiful job with it!
Elizabeth said…
Very pretty - the embossing is really effective.
xiumaiyuki said…
oh I can surely see how penguins are becoming your fav. This little guy is ADORABLE!!! and you created a fabulous card with him. I love how the snowflakes just pop at ya.
Saskia said…
Lovely, lovely card!!!!

Saskia :)
downrightcrafty said…
Hi Cheryl
love the depth on this gorgeous creation and such a fabulous image, thanks for joining us this week at Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx
Nancy said…
I too love snowmen... penguins are cute, and I enjoy creating with them, but snowmen will always come in first place with me ;-)

Thanks for sharing this very cute creation!
Marlene said…
That is just too cute!! Hope you feel better soon, kiddo.
Rosemary said…
Hope you feel better soon, and I wish I had your creativity when I'm under the weather! This is marvelous, I love the rich colors you used to perfection here. The little penguin is ADORABLE, and the papers are beautiful. What a happy and fun card!

Thank you very much for participating with us at Opus Gluei, I hope you return in the future for more of our challenges!
Anne Marie said…
LOVE it, Cheryl! All the *pink* is fabulous and the puffy hat is the sweetest detail. Of course the seam binding is very cool, too! Thank you so much again!! You are the sweetest! :)

Feel better soon!! Colds are no fun, especially for the creative energy! :(
absolutely stunning! and your daughter has grown up. is she gorgeous!!!!!

hugs :)
Jóna said…
Adorable card, just love it, it's so cute :D

Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best :D Hope to see you again.

Just to mention, if I haven't done so before, that I have started a group at PCP “Fan’s of Digi Doodle Shop” and you are so very welcome to join us there :D

All the best to you,
Jóna, DT member at DDSB
redwasher1 said…
What a adorable card and image!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.
Super duper cute!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at A Crafty Little Place this week!!
Anonymous said…
Hi there,

Thanks for sharing the link - but unfortunately it seems to be down? Does anybody here at have a mirror or another source?

Tammy Miller said…
What a great card! I just love it! Thanks for joining us this week at IDIC Challenge blog for our current Challenge. We Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Thanks Again, Tammy
Tracey said…
Fabulous Cheryl - I love that cute image :)

uksharon said…
Great card.
Thanks for joining us at DT this week.
Best wishes, Sharon
melissac said…
I love this card!! The colors are FABULOUS!!!
Judy Rozema said…
Beautiful work! LOVE those colors! Glad you joined the Paper Romance challenge!
Jen said…
Very cute penguin, lovely colouring.
Jen x
This penquin IS adorable with her love note! I assume it's a girl since she's wearing pink :)
Love that you embossed the background panels too. I never think to do that on patterned paper!!

Hope you get better soon!!!
Riet said…
So gorgeous card Cheryl,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.x
Céline said…
What a cute card, the little penguin is adorable! Thanks for joining us at DDCC!!
Deanette said…
Very cute, thanks for joining us this week for our snowflake challenge at SMC!
Maria Matter said…
wow this is really beautiful Cheryl, lovin' that background paper with this little cutie!!! Fabulous card hun!
hugs & blessings!
Pinkllilac said…
Gorgeous creation Cheryl love the colouring and beautiful image. Thank you for joining us over at SMC this week.
Maggie's Crafts said…
Great card! Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad @ Please come back next Sunday for our 100th challenge and a fab mini competition! :)

Michelle said…
Hi Cheryl

Absolutely gorgeous card! That Penguin is just the cutest.

Love your colouring.

Thanks for playing along at Mad For Markers.

Michelle :-)
Helen said…
Awww...such a sweet the colours too!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x
Shatam said…
Very pretty card. Love the vibrant colors on your card. Thanks for playing at Digi Doodle Shop Best and hope to see you next week.

Shatam (DDSB, Dt)
paperfun said…
This is adorable. I love the colors and that you embossed on DP. I love the fur. Thanks for playing along with us at Sew Many Challenges.

Peggy said…
This card is adorable!! I love the colors!! Perfect with the image. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.
Karen said…
What a cute penquin, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.
skylife said…
What a cute little penguin! It's so adorable! Love the papers and the snowflakes!
Thanks for joining us at DDSB
Pattie G said…
What an adorable creation! Thanks for joining us this week at Dutch Dare Card Challenge.
hugs ♥
Craftyanny said…
Smashing card.
Thanks for playing along with Creative Cottage
Anne x
SuzanneK said…
Beautiful project, love your colouring and the embossing. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU. Suzanne x
Alicia said…
Another gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing your talent at Mad for Markers again.
Alicia xx
crafty amy said…
Awe this is so cute and I love the way you have embossed the DP :D
Thank you for joining us at crafts and me and good luck.


Amy xx
Annette Bowes said…
Adorable card Cheryl, think I could fall for penguins too he is just so cute. Lovely layout and pretty snowflakes! Thank you for joining us again this month in our Copic Colouring non traditional Christmas Creation Challenge over at Mad for Markers, have a Merry Christmas, take careX
Sara said…
That is SO CUTE! Thanks for playing along with DDSB!
WeirdCat said…
Adorable card, love the colours, thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week
Ruth x
Wanda said…
I agree I'm a snowman lover too... LOL What a great card. Love the little Penquin. Thanks for joning SMC Challenges
Huggles, Wanda
mycardz said…
Awww, what an adorable card! Awesome coloring and i love the sparkle. Thanks so much for joining us at Copic Creations. hugz, Mary

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