Tuesday 31 March 2020

Rudolph Days Challenge - March 2020

There's one challenge I always join in with - of course it's the Rudolph Days challenge over at ScrappyMo's.

This is what I made - two Christmas cards, both exactly the same:
I used:

- 7" x 5" white card blank, lengthways with side opening

- piece of 7" x 5" white card onto which I stamped Penny Black's 'dancing & prancing' image,  using Memento Tuxedo Black in and the Misti - the Misti was essential to get a nice solid black stamp for the penguins

- then stamped the sentiment - really easy to centre and align, again using the same black ink and the Misti

- coloured the image with Feber-Castell Polychromos pencls

- only then, after stamping and colouring, did I trim the white image panel down - making sure I left equal amounts to the sides and top and bottom - as well as ensuring it would also leave an equal border around when placed on the card front

- then backed it with a slightly larger piece of SU's 'Real Red' card stock

- glued the red backing and the image panel onto the card front

- tickled the 'falling snow' with clear Wink of Stella

Ta-da - finished!

I'm almost sure I saw one of my lovely followers using the same stamp set around Christmas time - I bought it soon after and this is its first outing. Won't be the last as, apart from having the re-ink and stamp the main image a few times (thank goodness for the Misti), there's little colouring to do and it's such a fun image and sentiment. 

Stay safe - I'll be round to comment on the current challenge entries in the Snippets Playground as soon as possible.


  1. Love those dancing penguins. They bring a lot of cheer which we need right now.

  2. This is the festive fun of five. What a cute card. [Bunny]

  3. Gosh, Di! This card is so adorable. I always love a Penny Black stamp and this one is no exception. You have done a good job colouring it up and turning it into a great card!

    Virtual hugs (the only safe ones at the mo)

    Maureen aka scrappymo

  4. What a sweet and fun card Di, and a gorgeous image you have used
    Stay safe

  5. A super cheery card and what a great stamp, no wonder you 'needed' it. Take care

  6. Hi Di!
    I really like these happy penguins. It's an amazing card!
    I hope you are healthy and well, as we are over here. My (writing)work for the editor is ready now ( I can work at home) and I have plenty of time for cardmaking now. So I want to clean my snippets box and make a lot of cards!
    You'll see the results soon!
    Stay OK!!
    Lia xx

  7. A lovely card Di - those dancing penguins are so cute!
    Kath x

  8. I have found that VersaFine CLAIR - Nocturne is the best stamp pad to use on stamps with heavy black images, doesn't need so many repeat stampings. Great card and image, it could be me as I did have this stamp before last Christmas.
    Take care lovely Lady.

    Kath x

  9. LOVE this. Who couldn't fail to smile at happy joyful penguins?

    Waving and sending good vibes from a safe distance!
    Sarn xxx

  10. I love the dancing penguins Di, a fantastic card.

    Sue xx

  11. I simply adore those penguins Di and coloured beautifully Di and with a great sentiment too. They really bring a smile to the face as they are so full of character. x

  12. Hi Di this is a stunning Christmas card. I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  13. Hi Di,
    yes this is a super cheery card.
    I love that penguin stamped image they look like they are having such fun.
    I believe I have seen it around blogland too but can't remember where either.
    Beautifully coloured in with those pencils.
    As always your work is excellently created.
    Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

  14. What an adorable card, love those penguins and yes you got really good black coverage with the misti. The card desing is so nice and clean looking. I love playing along with Rudolph Day every month.

  15. Aw, that's so cute! I love all of those adorable penguins! Way to go on making 2 of them for Rudolph Day!

  16. Aww another fabulous creative from you Di l love the penguins 🐧 love your colouring too l have those pencils might just do some colouring while isolating take care stay safe x

  17. Hi Di, a fabulous card, I love the images of the penguins, such fun and beautifully coloured, keep safe, Kate x

  18. Oh, Di, those penguins are so adorable! Loving the CAS design and fab coloring. :-D

  19. Brilliant Christmas card, Di. Such an adorable image. xx

  20. Such a happy holiday card, Di!! I love the thin red mat; I had to buy a die just to get mats that thin and even. Thank you so much for playing along with the Rudolph Days Challenge!
    Linda, DT
    Rudolph Days Challenge

  21. Yep, I saw this stamp and just had to buy it!
    It's a gorgeous card and I love the colours you've used for their winter woolies xx

  22. Gorgeous, the penguins are so delightful. Stay safe. Emmax

  23. What a fun Christmas card(s)! There's nothing about frolicking penguins that doesn't make me smile and I love all their fancy hats, scarves and everything else they're holding! Cute cute cute!

  24. super fun card!
    love penguins!

  25. Ooh I absolutely adore this card! This stamp is just adorable. I might have to seek it out. Take care and Hugs my friend xxxxx


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