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Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Beccy's Place Penguin


I have been a follower at Beccy’s Place for a long time and she is so generous giving away her freebies. I have to be completely honest and say that although I have been collecting them I am ashamed to say that I have not previously coloured one up and actually made a card with one. Last year I didn’t make many cards other that doing DT work and I am trying to re-dress the balance this year and make more cards for my own pleasure as well.

I am entering Beccy’s challenge for the 1st time, thus forcing myself to use more images from other designers J

I am consciously making a big effort to get my Christmas cards made earlier this year and I do love this little fella. He is a freebie called Penguin from Beccy’s Place and is still available here. I coloured him up with Promarkers and Flexmarkers and used the outside of an Oval die to cut the shape out, inking around the edge with a small almost dry ink pad.

I have used a sketch from Sweet Stop for the layout. The snowflake paper is a Crafter’s Companion freebie from a magazine pullout, the stripy card is a glittered one from a DCWV drawer set that I had years ago from QVC. I cut 2 rectangles into the cross shape to piece together so have the opposite pieces to use on another card.

The snowflake dies are from Spellbinders. I purchased these in a sale for only £9.99 and this is the 1st time I have used them. I LOVE LOVE LOVE snowflakes and when I saw these at such a bargainous price I knew that some of my Christmas pennies were going to buy them. I am sure you will see them a lot…… I have used oddments of glitter card and different blues to make them, adding 3d foam squares and gemstones. The sentiment is recycled from a store bought card.
Woohoo, that’s another Christmas card done J

Materials Used in this card are as follows:-

Card Size – A5
Image – Penguin from Beccy’s Place
Sentiment – Recycled from a Christmas Cards
Paper – Crafter’s Companion and DCWV
Tools - Letraset Promarkers & Flexmarkers, Spellbinders Build A Snowflake dies, small ink pad
Embellishments - Gems, Glossy Accents
Techniques - Die Cutting and distressing

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-


28 comments:

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Good for you to be doing cards for fun as well. And to top it off you are advancing your Christmas stash. I really love how you have colored him up! I'm going of to grab him now because it seems that I missed him!!! Hugs

Vicky

Hazel said...

Cute image - beautiful card - thanks for joining my CHNC challenge extra for January - hope to see you again soon. x

susibee said...

Lovely card. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft World.

Karen Letchworth said...

So cute! Your cards are so much fun to see!
Blessings to you for sharing,
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

craftyb said...

It is hard to juggle all the balls,good for you changing that up, especially getting on with Christmas!! this lil fella is cute for sure, love your card! thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Creations Challenges! bx

CraftyGirl said...

Great card, love your background paper and your lovely flakes. Thank you for playing along this week at Jen's Digi Stamps. Good luck in the challenge and I hope to see you in the next challenge.

TTFN,

CraftyGirl Jen's Digi Stamp DT
craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a sweet card. Love the super cute image and those layered snowflakes. Thank you for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week.

Linda said...

Mandy he is an adorable little fellow. Love your card. Good going on the early Christmas cards. I should start mine. I did that last year and it was great to have them ready to go.

Sue said...

Aww what a cute penguin Mandy! I love his blue scarf! the papers and layout are fab and I love those beautiful snowflakes! :-)
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and good luck in the Challenge!
Hugs Sue xx

MiniOwner said...

A super card, Mandy. Thank you for joining in with us at CCW.
Sue x

Beccy said...

Great card Mandy, I love the snowflakes you put together, they look great. It's a good idea to get started early on the Christmas cards, it sneaks up way too fast otherwise!
Cheers,
Beccy

Inkypinkydelights said...

Hi Mandy, What a lovely cute penguin! I love your card. I m here with my DT hat on today so thanks for sharing at Christmas Cards All Year Round. Isn't it fabulous to gather a stock of festive cards throughout the year! Good luck with the Challenge. Hope you are well and happy, Judy DT

Shelly Parker - Shellys Images said...

awww...I love this! And those snowflakes are fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing this project at CDAC for the Seasonal Fun Challenge.
-Shelly
Shelly's Images.com

Gail said...

Very cute card! Love the layout that you used, too! Great to see you participating our challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and hope you'll keep some winter supplies out to join us every month! --Gail

Yoshira aka cricutalltime said...

Very cute penguin card.Great LO.Thanks for joining us at Milkcoffee stamps.

Marlena Peduzzi said...

What a cute penguin card! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sweet Stop!

MiniOwner said...

Oh that is so cute! A super card. I'm off to grab the penguin! Thanks so much for joining us at CCW to Beat the Christmas Rush - looking forward to seeing you next month. :o)
Sue x

Mei said...

Super cute penguin image! I'm a little bit of a hoarder in terms of digi's...you're not the only one!

Thanks for joining in on Love to Create Challenge Blog!

Mei - LTC DT

Shirley-anne said...

Love the christmas paper background and the fun image ..
Shirley-anne

Natali said...

Beautiful card with cute image and lovely layers. Gorgeous snowflakes.
Many thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin` “Cold and Frosty” Challenge and we hope to see you again.
Hugs
Natali

Melina said...

cute "chilly" creation. thanks for playing at Twisted Tuesdays :)

Gale said...

Adorable card. Love your snowflakes. Thanks for sharing with us at Twisted Tuesday and good luck. hugs, Gale DT

Sarah's Little Snippets said...

Awww what a cute penguin Mandy! Thanks for sharing your card with us in our BtCR challenge at CCW. Sarah x

Lydia said...

hehehehe he's sooo cute xxx thanks for joining us BtCR xx

ionabunny said...

Cute image. Nice perspective with your design

Sarah said...

Lovely cards thank you for joining the CCW BtCR!! Hugs Sarah x x

Pattie G said...

This is so cute! I love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at CDAC Seasonal Fun Challenge.
Hugs
Pattie ♥

Deb Ochs-LaGrone said...

Awww, love the penguin! This is just an adorable card. Thank you so much for playing the CDAC SEASONAL FUN CHALLENGES
~Deb~
CDAC DT Member
A Look Through My Eyes