Penny Penguin

Hi it’s Zenita here, aka Scrappinwith’Z! This month at The Crafty Card Gallery has been all about penguins and the color black, so I combined both with a pop of pink. I hope you like my card. I used a cute digi Penny Penguin by Sherri Baldy.

Products used to
make this card Spellbinder Die Cut, the Paper Studio punch, Bazzill,
ColorBok-Midnight Garden, Darkest Black paper-stash, Stickles-Cotton
Candy, Star Dust, Color Box Chalk-Orchid Pastel, Memento Ink-Tuxedo
Black, ColorBox-Gemstones, Forever in Time-Pop Dot Foam Tape, ATG
Adhesive, Sentiment stamp-stash, Ribbon-stash. Hmm you can’t see it but
there are some black gems going down the side of the card on the pattern
black paper, they are from my stash.
Copics: FRV1,
YR21, BV20, RV0000, RV000, RV00, RV02, RV04, G03, G07, G09, G21, G82,
YG63, YG91, R24, R29, R39, E000, E00, E15, E18, #21, E30, E31, E33, E35,
E93, Y17, Y21, Y28, Y32, C00, C2, C5, C6, Colorless Blender, White
Gelly Roll pen

 I hope you enjoyed my card for you today as much as I had fun creating it. Come on back to The Crafty Card Gallery for February and see what the Design Team has come up with for February. If you have a chance please come on by my blog Scrappinwith’Z and see what’s happening there. I’m going to be in a blog hop this weekend and there will be prizes!!

Penguin Love and Newspaper Fun

Hello Crafty Card Gallery friends, Thia here from Blue Moon Creation Crafting Station, with today’s PENGUIN post. This month you’ve been enjoying cards featuring penguins or a black and white theme…I decided I liked the penguin idea and decided to create one myself. This cutie will be available soon over at the Blue Moon Creation Crafting Station. 
I also found my inspiration for the creation of this card from multiple places. The addition of newspaper is from this weeks challenge over at Get Inky! Challenge (Use Newspaper or Yellow Pages in your project). The splatter background is something I picked up while attending Copic Certification classes earlier this month (made my own sparkle spray using Copic ink, blender solution, and powder placed into a spritzer bottle then sprayed onto glossy photo paper).
The heart in the penguin’s hand is also a BMCCS digi that has the word love written in various languages.
I used washi tape with the newspaper to create banners, colored the penguin in with my Copic markers (using cool gray to create the black), attached the layers using my Tombow glue, and used double sided foam adhesive behind half of the heart for dimension. I added 3 Dew Drops to tie it all together. 
Thanks for stopping by! Please visit my blog for more info on the products or techniques used to create this card. Until next time…craft on!

2014 CHA MEGA SHOW Highlights

Hello and Happy 2014!  It’s Jennifer’s friend Rhonda (aka Daria for those of you on Facebook), one of the many designers in her Crafty Card Gallery App and her co-conspirator on the Creations by Crafty Card Gallery magazine.  Many, Many Thanks to Jennifer for making possible another fun and amazing trip to the CHA 2014 MEGA Show! Along with being a great friend and person, she is definitely a positive influence on improving my crafting skills and introducing me to new interests.If you haven’t already tried it, Zentangle® is a surprisingly easy and very cool method of using repetitive patterns to create art.  Please to learn more.  Founders Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas are very inspiring!  Here’s the tile I made during their workshop:    

3D printers, conductive paints and fibers, and laser cutters are a few of theexciting technologies finding their way into the everyday crafter’s world.  Maker Spaces are helping to make this happen and the possibilities really are endless.  Tony and Matt from Maker House are awesome.  Check out their website and YouTube channel:;  I still have to find a shepherd’s hook that I like to hang it on, but I already put together my own DIY solar light hummingbird feeder after watching one of their videos.              It was wonderful to see so many newer companies.  Here are some of my favorites:As you can tell, my Copic coloring skills on their make-and-take tag are not the best, but Some Odd Girl Stamps (; designs and people are very cool.  

 Freckled Fawn ( also has delightful people andsome super cute embellishments, including these Wood Chips:

 This is a lovely sample that Taylored Expressions (; gave us.  I am excited that one of their design team members said she teaches at a stamp storerelatively nearby.  Please check out her blog:

 Since I could not find a direct website, I am hoping that our stamp store will carry Little B products.  They have a Perfect Positioner and Designer Dies that are ingenious; Noell Hyman of has a great overview video on YouTube:   Little Bembellishments also have amazing detail; hopefully you can see the leather like quality of the baseball:

​You can never go wrong with Lawn Fawn (!  I love their stamps with coordinating dies.  And I really like their new paperdesigns and lawn trimmings colors.  If you ever need inspiration, their YouTube videos are really well done: Here are a couple of the cards that their awesome team showed us how to make:    

 And then there are the companies that continue to surprise.  We all know the paper stacks from Die Cuts With A View(, but did you know they also have Blue Moon Beads and are introducing chalk pens?  So much fun:


I was drawn to the new midi StazOn colors in their beautiful packaging (;

 My favorite class was the one with Karen Burniston featuring her new dies, which can be seen on her YouTube channel: .  She has teamed up with Elizabeth Craft Designs (;  They are known for their wonderful Peel-Off stickers, but are now also bringing us these innovative dies.

 Finally, can you believe this was put together in literally 6 minutes at theFiskars booth?  

Granted, most of the pieces were ready to assemble.  All we had to do was punch the Daisy Mae Intricate flowers, decorate the hexagon foil embellishment (cut and embossed with the Fuse Creativity System) with alcohol ink, spray the paper pieces with an iridescent spray mist, and assemble.  Some other CHA exclusive projects can be found on Fiskars website: again to Jennifer for this amazing opportunity and Thank You for reading this post!  I hope you enjoyed seeing the 2014 MEGA show with me.  Yes, I do believe art (and crafts!) really is (are) for everybody.   

Just a Note

This month each design team member was asked to make a a card that either contains a penguin, or is
black and white in colour.

As you can see, I decided to go with a black and white card.

This is a very simple card, and was incredibly quick and easy to make.

For full details, please drop by my blog:

Thanks for stopping by!


Card Challenge – January

Hello everyone,

Greetings from the Crafty Card Gallery Design Team.

Our card challenge this month was to use the colors black and white/penguin. I chose to do all three.
Here’s my card.

handmade penguin card
For more details on my card, visit my blog at

It’s Your Day

Hi everyone!!! It’s me Tonya and I’m here to share my card I created for the Crafty Card Gallery blog. The theme for this month is either black and white or penguins. Well, I do have some penguins stamps but decided to go the black and white route.  I used the backside of the Wind Flame with Thermal Icing , Black and White Glitter Border Swirl and Black Glitter Swirl on White cardstock from the Robin’s Nest to create the base and decorate the front of my  5″x8″ card along with some other scraps I had laying around. The corset diecut is from Gina’s Designs which I painted with white acrylic paint and once dry I added extra fine glitter to the top of it. Next I added gathered lace to make a skirt and last but not least I printed out “It’s Your Day” sentiment to the card.

Super easy card to make!!! It could be used either for a bridal shower or wedding card.

If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is awesome and enjoy creating!!!