Friday, 10 July 2015

Carolling Penguins

I truly didn't think I'd find time to enter into Merry Monday (where it's 'Penguins'),  Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge (include a sentiment) and Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra (always anything goes). But I did it - all with one card:
I used:

- A6 white card blank

- using the same batch of card stock I then embossed a panel using Darice's 'Snowflake Swirl'

- again using the same white card stock I stamped the cute little penguins and sentiment using a Penny Black Slapstick stamp set called 'Carolling Penguins' and Memento 'Tuxedo Black ink. Then coloured them using Whispers markers, a grey Pro marker and tickled the hats and bobbles with clear 'Wink of Stella'

- die cut the image/sentiment panel using a die from Spellbinders Labels One set and popped it onto the card from using thin sticky pads

I added nothing extra as the image and sentiment needed to take centre stage, plus it's high time I made a few 'flatter' cards for posting - although I did make four the same whilst at it of course :)

Aw, bless her - Sam from Whispers hopped over and suggested that I link this into 'Penny Black and More' - where it's anything stamped with a sentiment - wahoo. Here I am sweet girl!  And I have an even better one waiting in the wings :)

Di
x

33 comments:

jimlynn said...

Cute, cute image and I LOVE that embossing! Beautiful!
Lynn

Karen Petitt said...

Very cute - love the image and the sentiment - gorgeously coloured too Miss! Just popped over to add a second entry for the snippet playground: am in stash and snippet busting mode right now lol! Karen xx

Glennis said...

Love it - the pengies are so cute!

Greta said...

This is so cute, Di--& great to have flat cards to mail for Christmas!

scrappymo! said...

Another cute card. Those singing penguins are adorable! Hope they pop by British Columbia! lol

ellyscard creatief said...

Very lovely card.

SARN said...

That's SUCH a pretty embossing folder behind the focal point. LOVE the card and congrats on making 4 more.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, love it!! Beautiful embossing and these penguins are soooo cute!!

Pat said...

This PB image is so cute Di and the Darice embossing folder goes beautifully with it and love the WOS for added sparkle. A lovely CAS Christmas card, well in fact four lovely CAS Christmas cards. x

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is so fun and festive, Di! I love the shaped mat and the perfect embossing background! Well done making it work in all the challenges!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

Carole said...

Cute fun card Di!

Brenda said...

Gracious but this is an adorable card Di! I love those cute penguins and I love the embossing! Hugs, Brenda

Whisper said...

Oooo i so love this adorable image and what a fabby layout too.

We would love to see this card over at PB & More this month, as the Challenge 'Anything With A Sentiment' and it would fit in perfectly, Luv Sam x

Jean said...

A great fun image on this one Di, and I love the embossing folder you used.
Jean x

Ellibelle said...

This is adorable! Love the embossing!
Many thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black and More!

Kathleen said...

I suppose it would also fit 'feature a creature'
I love it, great image, fab EF and love the font of the sentiment.

Kath x

Hazel said...

Beautiful card, Di - love that image. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Adorable, and I just love when friends suggest challenges that fit my projects! U go!

Carol L said...

Great coloring to bring those penguins front and center in the midst of a blinding snowstorm! I hear their voices above the howling winds :) Seriously, this is cute!! I love the scene you've created :)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Darling caroling penguin trio, Di - just love them on the label over the embossed background! So glad you could play at Merry Monday!!

Loll said...

These caroling penguins are totally adorable Di!! :)

Pippa said...

Lovely card, Di. I adore penguins, they are my favourite.

Brenda in IN said...

I love your penguins. They look so happy to be singing carols and entertaining people. Their hats and scarves are so festive. Great that you made several while you had everything right there.

Bonnie said...

This is adorable, Di, and good for you making all those challenges! MM is going for 2 weeks so you have time to do another! Thanks for sharing your sweet penguins with us!

Shirley said...

Hi Dianne. It's so nice to have you back with us again for another Penny Black and More challenge. I giggled to myself when I saw your card. I am just back from my holiday where the weather was hot and the cute Penquins made me think that before we know it Christmas will be here again!
Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us and we hope you will join us next month.

Shirley

brenda said...

Great PB image Di and it stands out beautifully against the white snowflake background.

Many thanks for joining in at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

B x

stampwithsandy said...

What can be cuter than caroling penguins! Love this scene, and your coloring is perfect.

Mrs A. said...

Super fun card. Hope they are all singing in tune. Bit hectic here at the moment. Knee deep in Christmas stuff. The Evlves have gone up by one!!!, grrrr.

cotnob said...

I saw your fabulous card over at Merry Monday Di, such a fun penguin image and wonderful CAS design.
Pauline
x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Those look like some happy penguins caroling merrily away in the snow swirls. Very nice! I'm pretending that Christmas isn't happening this year. I'll let you know how that goes.

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Such a darling image and love the snowy/swirly embossed background which is PERFECT with your penguins! Thanks so much for playing with us at Merry Monday!

Wendy said...

Love this card, Di!! Your penguins are so fun and I love the image! The snowflake background goes well with your caroling penguins! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

Lisbeth van den heuvel said...

hi
great card
thanks for joining us at CHCC2
hugs Lisbeth
DT-CHCC2