Thursday, 24 April 2014

If you want to get ahead, get a hat!

The current challenge over at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge is 'If you want to get ahead, get a hat!' - so (naturally) you have to use a hat on your creation. I rootled round in the box of Christmas cards to upcycle from 2013 and found a wide card with five dancing penguins on, a bit sparkly AND wearing hats :) After some careful chopping, these two cards are the result, with one little penguin from the centre of the original card left over to play with another time:

I used:

- A6 white card blanks

- the images, just trimmed to suit and the corners punched with a Woodware notched corner punch

- snippets of coloured backing card - SU 'Melon Mambo' and 'Island Indigo'

- white card embossed using Crafts Too's 'Snowflake Banner' folder

- little snippets of the coloured card across the 'banner' as a belly band - so small they don't join in the middle but that's hidden by the image topper :)

These cards are also for Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for April.

My Rudolph Day cards are ready for tomorrow too - are yours?

And thank you so much to those of you who helped out with the 1.25" square punch. Eve sent me a link to Sirstampalot (EK Success who make SU punches) and one arrived here yesterday :) Err, and I also ordered a set of square Nesties too, sigh. Bread and jam for the rest of the week.



Princess Judy Palmer said...

But I need a head to have a place to put my hat!!!!

Such happy glittering dancing penguins! Wonderful cards!

Kathyk said...

These are two delightful entries for the CHNCC, Di


Pippa said...

Penguins - my favourites! Lovely cards Di.

SARN said...

Aww - these made me smile first thing this morning Di - who doesn't love dancing jolly penguins! FAB!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

hugs Tamara

Irene said...

Dancing penguins - briliant.

Eve said...

Hi Di,
I love your cheerful penguin cards.

So glad you got the punch and the dies ;)

Pat said...

I love these penguins Di, and you've just reminded me about Rudolph Day. Must try to enter this month. x

Sue said...

Gorgeous cards Di and so glad you managed to get your punch! huggles Sue xx

Sandra H said...

Two great cards Di loving the images x

Kathleen said...

These are great Di, love the Penguins and the embossed backgrounds.
No I am not ready, saw the reminder on Sarn's blog and it has just disappeared from my mind and I only remembered 20 minutes ago so have been flying through my comments asap.


Kath x

Hettie said...

P-p-p-pick up an penguin!! Brilliant trendsetter penguins here Missey!

scrappymo! said...

So cute!!! These are jolly little penguins and were a great up cycling choice!

Dragon said...

Like these cute little penguins, and there is so much creativity in these cards to like, including the natty punched out corners.

Karen Petitt said...

I love penguins! Fab upcycling Miss and gorgeous cards too! Karen x

Jan Frances said...

Two lovely cards xxxx

Mrs A. said...

I hopes yer scraping the jam on the bread carefuls like. Cute little penquins and a bit of clever cutting going on dere.
Hugs Mrs A.

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x