Thursday, 1 December 2011

Penguin Fun

I absolutely adore this cute Pickle stamp from Wild Rose Studio - he looks like he is having so much fun delivering his sleigh full of presents. This image is one of several I coloured in a few weeks ago and I have been gradually working my way though them since. A few days ago while having a bit of a crafty clear out I found several squares of embossed pearlised white card sitting ready to make up into cards ... so I quickly put the two together to make another Chrimbo card. I tried to add a bit of interest with these yummy poinsettas from my local craft shop Crafts4U2Do, who are now stocking their own fabulous brand of flowers called "Sweet Lilac", and finished off with my new Cheery Lynn die which is just sooo gorgeous and I'm really pleased with it :-)

Not the best light for photos again ... for some reason I have a real problem getting a true colour when photographing red, as  it always comes out far too bright. I have photo-edited it to calm it down although it is still too light, but that has made my green go a bit off-kilter lol!

Stamps: Wild Rose Studio "Pickle with Sleigh";
Media: Promarkers and Flexmarkers; glamour dust all around!
Supplies: poinsettas by Sweet Lilac dusted wtih Stickles; gems from The Hobby House; ribbon and peel off my stash;
Tools: Cheery Lynn die "holly flourish"; Cuttlebug Snowflake folders.

Joanna Sheen Challenge #1 - It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas
Pollycraft Monday #120 - Christmas Fun
Stamptacular #140 - Anything Christmas
Craft Your Passion #86 - 'Tis The Season
Ooh-La-La #94 - Lots of Sparkle
Dream Valley #21 - Sparkle
Colour Create #85 - Red, White and Green
Cooking it Up With Katie #86 - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Reel #16 - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Scrapbook Sisters #62 - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #146 - Picture inspiration
(I was inspired by the red for the flowers, the green holly wreath, and the wood for the sleigh)

Thanks for looking - have a great day.


  1. Just the sweetest card. Thank you for playing Crafty Creations and good luck! :)Peggy

  2. That image is so adorable! Love your coloring. Those flowers look great! Hugs, Hanneke

  3. Pauline, this is so delightful! Love the glitter on the flower. So glad you played along in the challenge at Cooking It Up with Katie, and remember, you can enter a total of 3 times throughout December. Hope to see your work again soon. Merry Christmas.
    NanaConnie DT Chef

  4. Pauline this is gorgeous, that image is super cute and I love the glitter on the flowers. Joey x

  5. Hi Pauline, this is sooo gorgeous! Love the image and the pointsettias are just perfect. Hmmm, I can feel a visit to the shop coming on!!

  6. You're card is so beautiful and i just love the flowers.
    Hugs, Yvon

  7. Totally love this - super cute! Thx for joining us at Pollycrafts Monday!

    Mary J x

  8. Hi Pauline, Hope you are keeping well (been a long time since I've caught up with you!).
    Your card is wonderful. A beautiful image and it's coloured so superbly. Fabulous flowers too.
    Sharon xx

  9. Stunning card, this image is adorable
    Lindsay xx

  10. I really sweet card and the floral embellishments work well with the main design

  11. This is such a cute card, love the colours. Hugs, Claire x

  12. So beautiful card,I love the image and the colours.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  13. What a sweet card -- I love that penguin and how you've coloured him! Thanks for linking it to this week's Crafty Creations challenge.

  14. This is just lovely, made me smile!
    Thanks so much for cooking it up with our anything goes challenge this month, remember you can enter up to three times! Thanks for sharing with us all, happy holidays , Penny (DT Cooking it up with Katie)

  15. Awww he's juct so cute, and so beautifully coloured too. Fab card. I know what you mean about photographing reds.
    Kaz xx

  16. So cute! Love your wonderful holiday card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week!

  17. Adorable card, image and wonderful coloring! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.


  18. A beautiful card! A very cute motiv and a gorgeus christmas swirl.

    Thanks for joining our "Anything Christmas" challenge at Stamptacular Sunday :)
    Hugs, Nina.

  19. Very cute card! Love that adorable image and those gorgeous poinsettias!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  20. Beautiful card!!
    Thanks for sharing your sparkly project with us at Ooh La la; we hope to see you again xx

  21. Love your card, thanks for joining us at OLLCB

  22. A fabulous card and so beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining the JS Monthly Challenge.

    Wendy -x-

  23. Oh wow, another fantastic card - so adorable!! thanks so much for joining us at The Ribbon Reel again xx


Thanks for looking, and for taking the time to leave a comment - I really appreciate it.
Pauline x