Friday, 7 September 2012

Building Igloo's!!

It's time for another challenge over at Polka Doodles and this week we want to see a bird on your creation. As you've probably noticed I'm in full Christmas mode at the moment and when I spotted this adorable little penguin on the Here Comes Christmas CD I knew I had to find a project to use him/her in. As luck would have it Emma Canning also released some Chrimbo cuties and I thought that Snow Race would fit perfectly on the card I had in mind! The only thing was I couldn't find an Igloo digi, so I thought I'd make my own - I have to say I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. What do you think?

The card base is of course a simple stepper card. I roughly sketched the igloo onto white card and then cut out each individual ice block. To give an icy look to the blocks I edged them with Distress Ink and Stickles before gluing them onto place on the back step of the card. I then tore several strips of white card to create the snow banks and again edged them with DI's and Stickles.

All of the images have been coloured with Promarkers and accents added with Sakura Glitter Pens and a Sakura Glaze Pen (I cannot recommend these pens highly enough). They've then been mounted onto the card using foam pads. The sentiment comes from the Here Comes Christmas CD and has been die cut with my Oval Nesties. To finish I added some fabric snowflakes that I found in the pound store and then glued some blue gemstones into the centres.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend. We've got a friends birthday party to attend, so I have a feeling that I may have sore head come Sunday!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Christmas
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything goes
Just Keep On Creating - Christmas
Creative Card Crew - Christmas
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Anything goes
Fashionista Challenge - Kids
Make It Monday - Anything goes


  1. How cool is that - brill yet again! xx

  2. Gorgeous igloo card! So sweet as well. xx

  3. Cuteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee as anything :)

  4. How awesome & totally adorable is this card, its awesome sweetie.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  5. This is gorgeous Claire and your igloo looks really great too with all those penguins in front.
    Thanks for your comment on my robin card and I think the place I get my card from must have changed the composition as I couldn't believe it was still wet either!
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  6. This is gorgeous,love the Igloo...fab

  7. I think you've done a great job with the igloo! Love the sweet penguins, and love the glittery details! I spotted your card on MIM.

  8. Love it Emma! Right up my street! Well done x

  9. Wow, the igloo is fantastic, very clever and crafty of you! Great stepped card!

  10. Another great card and I love the sparkly blue bits too. You also did a great job on your homemade igloo, I would never have guessed it wasn't a digi. I agree about the Sakura pens, they are truly magical! x

  11. Great job. Love how you did the igloo, lots of work yet very effective. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card at the Fashionista Challenge.

  12. I love this card so many fab elements.
    Jenny x

  13. WOW! Your creation is such a show of stunning creativity :) Btw, I saw you on MIM. My entries are #109, 112, 166 & 168 if you'd like to check 'em out.

    Also, I invite you to share in my Anything Goes challenge here:

    Lots of joy,

  14. what a stunning card the igloo you created so clever and original,
    thanks for joining us at mim and good luck
    tracey x
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

  15. The igloo is smashing, and the penguins are so cute! A brilliant Christmas card!

  16. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
    My entries are: #13, #53, # 117, #118, #119, #201, # 258 and # 279.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!

  17. Hi Claire. I'm coming from the stamp blog hop. I've enjoyed it so much. I love the little girl you've created. And I'm following you on Pinterest. Please follow me and if you want to like my FB page I'm at
    This week on my blog I'm a Neon Green & Pink Avatar. Thanks for the inspiration and us staying connected. Blessings Terri -- This is so cool!

  18. This is great, thanks for playing along at CCC! I popped over from MIM xx Jan

  19. I don't think I'd mind staying in an igloo in the snow if I had all these cute penquins for company. Helen (Sydney)

  20. supacute claire, did you get to glow this week, I didnt make it, sob, hope we can get together soon

  21. Wow this is stunning. I love those cute penguins and the design is wonderful

    hugs Sue

  22. What an amazing card. Have voted for you at Fashionista
    All the best

  23. Hi Claire
    Stunning card .... Love itb... I have voted for you ....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

  24. Wow Claire that is such a cute and clever card. It's so effective and eyecatching. You've definitely got my vote. Zx

  25. This is just so adorable, I've voted for you at Fashionista - good Luck, cheers Linda

  26. I love this card Claire. Those penguins are so darn cute, especially the little wee one peeping out of the door. The igloo you have made is amazing chick and I love the shape of your card. Your a clever gal!!!. Good luck over at Fashionista, you have my vote honey. Big huggles Clare xxx

  27. this card is so unusual and beautifully made, I love everything about this creation.

    thanks so much for sharing your card at Christmas is around the corner at Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along :)

  28. Now this Igloo stair stepper card is a fantastic idea! i love all of your penquins to. Thanks for the Inspiration and sharing your wonderful work with Through The Craftroom Door.


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