Sunday, September 13, 2015

You're My Penguin...Mojo Monday #414, Simon Says Wednesday Challenge~Use a Stamp, Tuesday Throwdown #261~Anything Goes


The lure of a warm, late summer, sunny day called my  husband and I to a gorgeous 20km hike beginning and ending at Takakkaw Falls (one of Canada's highest waterfalls) yesterday.  I won't pretend the circuit was easy (my sore legs and back are testament to that!), but oh, how stunning the views are; no matter how many times we've been (and we've been plenty), we are still awe-struck at the spectacular scenery that  unfolds before us!  The nearly 9 km ascent  (yes...ouch!) on windy paths and switchbacks through the forest eventually opens to the Iceline trail, which follows the edge of several glaciers and, for the most part, resembles a 'moonscape'.  After crossing this span of rocks, we begin our descent on a trail next to an avalanche path. While descending is always a welcome, this one offers its own navigation challenges in places: steep sections, slippery rocks, jutting roots.  The hike, followed by homemade pizza for supper: yes, pretty much a perfect day.

Anyway...physical exercise gave way to creative gymnastics today.

Fall is making its presence known here, with the changing leaves and cooler temperatures, but I gave that no 'never mind' in breaking out my new MFT Penguins in Paradise stamps and dies!   I drew inspiration from Mojo Monday #414

and hopefully, the DT and you, will see 'some' connection between the sketch and my interpretation (well, after you stop scratching your head and wondering what the heck....).

Here's my card:

I'm not sure why the "penguin' in the sentiment is wonky but...that's how it came. Oh well....

and here's my translation:

  • Penguin = the center square
  • The trees = the tag shape (the tree trunks = the pointy ends)
  • Blue paper and pink banner = the same elements in the sketch.
  • The little beverage = just because it's stinkin' adorable.
NOTE: Totally thrilled and honoured to be selected as one of four winners over at Mojo Monday! THANK YOU!!

I know, I know...but still, it does bear a resemblance...a little bit...maybe...

Also heading to Simon Says Wednesday Challenge~Use A Stamp

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!


  1. That hike sounds fantastic but where are the pictures of this gorgeous landscape?
    Your penguin card is so adorable and fun! Would love to share some ice cream or a drink with this cute little guy under the palm trees!

  2. Your creativity is wonder you are so much in demand.Your hike sounds absolutely must live in a wonderful part of the world.My surgery did not go quite as planned with complications but I am home and will continue to get my crafty fix from you and all those talented people out there until I am able to get back to it..hugs xx

  3. oh my, how cute! Love that guy!

  4. Your penguin is adorable, Carol! As always, I really love you coloring and your patterned papers are perfect with your scene! Really cute card!

  5. I adore your penguin card. Makes me smile :)

  6. I broke out into a sweat just reading about your hike!!!

    I think you totally aced the sketch with this beyond sweet creation! Of course, you had me right from the polkie dots! Gorgeous coloring and beyond sweet images! And how cute is that sentiment...'You're my penguin" it!

  7. Such a little cutie, Carol ... what a fabulous tropical scene you created for him! Your hike sounds fantastic ... and beautiful! Hugs, Anita :)

  8. How lucky you were, despite the aching muscles, to be out and about and enjoying nature's bounties!! Your card - just as marvelous as can possible BE!!!! Love the way you interpreted that sketch and the way you colored - the way you used such an awesomely bright and happy color scheme!!! You gave this little card SO MUCH personality and I think it is a great take on the sketch and I didn't scratch my head AT ALL!!!! Hugs to you, my dear, sweet friend!!

  9. Such an adorable penquin card, love the little scene.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  10. What a lovely card! And I love your interpretation of the sketch!
    Have a wonderful day, Marlene

  11. Wow, lucky you to take a "bit" of a walk and see a gorgeous waterfall at the end of it. Surely worth the aching muscles. Your card is fantastic. That sure is a super cute penguin. Adore the card design. Lots of fun and happiness in this one!

  12. Adorable card, Carol. Love how you brought all the various elements together. The penguin in trunks made me chuckle and I was momentarily distracted by your description of the 20km hike. We LOVE hiking too. Our next big project is to do the Pilgrim's Way to Santiago de Compostela - about 200km, hopefully in spring next year.
    hugs Asha

  13. This is so cute! Congratulations on your win!

  14. This is just darling! So happy for you! What a fabulous winning design!

  15. Wow!! This is stunning!! I LOVE your coloring and your take on the sketch!! Congrats on the win!!

  16. So sweet--great coloring, Carol!

  17. Oh, gosh...another amazing penguin. So very adorable, and congrats on your win at Mojo Monday.