The image I've used on this card is a pre-printed outline image from Craftwork cards, that has been sitting unloved in my Christmas Snippets box for years, for two reasons:
1. Polar bears and penguins are quite literally poles apart - polar bears live at the North Pole (well, in the general area of it) and penguins at the South Pole (ditto) and the two could never meet in the wild. So Christmas images showing both at once annoy me!
2. That penguin has such a blimmin miserable look on its face! How could I make a happy card with such a doleful penguin on it?
Anyway, both those reasons for not having used it are PERFECT reasons for pairing it with this fun sentiment, from a Dylusions sentiment stamp set. And my snippets box also contained half a sheet of mistletoe backing paper - serendipity!
I coloured the image with Promarkers, and you probably can't see it but I added Wink of Stella to the bear. The sparkly green braid also came from my Snippets box, and I finished it off with a scattering of snowflakes, I chose red, partly to match the red in the image and matting, but mainly because if a penguin and a polar bear can meet up in an ice cave, snowflakes can be red, right?
I'm sharing this with
Winter Wonderland - Penguins
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Cute
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Funny Sentiment
Pixies Snippets Playground - Week 221