Tuesday 19 August 2014

Christmas penguins

Hello lovely people,

It's time for a new challenge at Top Tip Tuesday and our theme this time is...


Well, that's made it easy for you hasn't it?!
We are sponsored by Bugaboo and they kindly let us use some images, so I thought I'd crack on with Christmas card number 2!
This was going to be a CAS design but as you can see, I went a bit off piste!
I have stamped the corners of the base layer of DP with a swirly design and added some sparkle to the flowers and the image with Glamour Dust.

I fell in love with this cute penguin trio as soon as I saw them and before anyone wonders why the feet aren't orange... have you seen penguin feet?!  In pictures they are almost always orange but in real life they are almost always black... so I went with black!

Card recipe;
DP: Vintage frost basics - Maja Design (available from Live and Love Crafts)
Seam binding/twine: The Ribbon Girl
Swirl stamp: very old set - maybe Basic Grey?
Sentiment: Pink Petticoat but no longer available

Copic colours;
Penguins: W6/7/9 & W00/0/1
Beaks: YR30/31/Y21
Feet: W8/10/100
Blue bits: B91/93/95 (&B97 on ear muffs)
Brown on scarf: E43/44/47
Snow: W00/0/1

I hope you will pop over to Top Tip Tuesday and check out the wonderful creations from the rest of the team and the fantastic shaker card tutorial from Deneen.

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,

Challenges I am playing along with;
1.  Sweet Stampin' (Christmas in August)
2.  A Gem of a Challenge (stitching)
3.  As You Like It (fave 2 embellies - flowers because they look so pretty and there are so many lovely types, and twine because I like the slightly rustic feel to it and it looks great on it's own, tied round ribbon or for tying on tags)
4.  Winter Wonderland (anything goes for Christmas)


  1. LOVE it! Adorable image, delicious papers and great design... FAB card! x

  2. This is stunning Kat. I LOVE the image, wonderful colouring, beautiful papers and pretty detailing too !
    hugs Sue xx

  3. Ooooh. I love this image and what a fab Christmas card. Love it

  4. Gorgeous card Kat, that is one cute trio! Susan x

  5. Well I never knew that about penguin feet! Gosh Kat, the things I learn here, lol. Absolutely adoreable card, so love those pingus, and your card is just awesome! Hugs xx

  6. Oh these three are super cute ! Love the papers Kat, they give a very frosty feel. Great card.

  7. Kat this is a fab card, such a fun image and your colouring as always is amazing ! Hope you are well hunni, thank you for stopping by *hugs* xxx

  8. I love this card. The soft colours are gorgeous and the beautiful colouring. The embellishments you've picked are perfect.

  9. Fabulous cute image and so brilliantly coloured too. A great card with lots of your lovely attention to detail.

  10. A fab card Kat. Love those penguins AND their black feet and so glad that you are playing at AYLI again. Good Luck!! xx

  11. Those penguins are cute. Lovely colours. Elaine

  12. A gorgeous card Kate. Those penguins are so cute and I love the papers and colours.
    It would be perfect for our challenge at Winter Wonderland!
    Lorraine x

  13. Fabulous card Kat and just love your cute penguins and awesome colouring..

    luv CHRISSYxx

  14. These are just too cute! Love your card, Kat. :)

  15. Fabulous fun penguin image Kat - perfectly colouring and your soft papers compliment the image so well... Love it!

    Christine x

  16. Fabulous card hunny and I LOVE those cute little penguins they are so much fun!
    great card sweetie!

  17. Absolutely beautiful! Such a cute image and I love the gorgeous detail you added to the paper. Thanks for the advice you left on my blog about the light and photos - I really appreciate it!

  18. I saw your card posted as a winner over at Sweet Stampin' and I had to come drop you a line cuz it is just too stinkin cute! I am in love with that digi, and your coloring job is fab! Congrats on your win! ~Lizzy

  19. Love, Love, Love your card! :D (Big Smile)

  20. Oh my! I love the colors, I love your coloring, I love everything! :)

  21. Gorgeous card.
    Thank you for sharing with Winter Wonderlands 'Anything Goes' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  22. Hello again Kat, just popping back to say thank you so much for entering your stunning card into A Gem of a Challenge. I adore the image and gorgeous colours.
    I hope you have a good weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

  23. Wow, I'm cruising through and see this card...I just won this image in a challenge. I love how you've done this card. Love your blog! Hugs, Gail


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