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Oct 18, 2012

Santa and Penguin

Hello and thanks so much for stopping by!

I made today's card for the current ABC challenge - Z is for Zoo, combined with a few others.
I decided to dig out my Craft UK stamp set "Santa and Penguin". As you can see my animal is a cute little Penguin, Santa's little friend. 

I edited my blog post to add another card. This was actually the card that I had first in mind, using this cute stamp "Santa and Penguin" by Craft UK, but then I decided to make the other one below this one, to use the colors of red and green instead of the blue.

Now seeing both cards, I think I like this one below more. 

To make the card above, I tore some white card stock and adhered it onto the designer paper to create a hill. The image was then adhered onto that card front. Like on the card below, I used the same sentiment, and added a snowflake which was made using one of Whimsy Stamps' layered snowflakes dies, with little clear heart shaped button and some silver cord. I am not sure who the maker of the Designer paper is, I just found it in my stash, it might be by the Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby.

Also, I was asked by a few people where I purchased this stamp set, I personally bought it off ebay (UK site), and when I did a google search I saw that it is available at this store in the UK, but I have never ordered from that store, and have no idea if this is a reliable store.

Here is the first card that I made using this stamp.

I stamped the image onto Neenah card stock, then colored with my faber castell polychromos pencils. The image has then been completely cut out. The designer paper is from a really old pack by Stampin Up. I added the sentiment which is also part of the set by Craft UK, then a little bit of ribbon.
to finish it off I did some sewing and added a little bit of glitter. The image was then adhered onto the embossed white paper.

I am combining a few other challenges here too:
As mentioned above, ABC challenge - Z is for Zoo animal, at ABC Christmas Challenge anything goes, so I am entering it there too. At Stampavie and More they want to see stitches, Bows or ribbon at Crafty Sentiments, Things with Wings at Top Tip Tuesday, and then  at Stamp and Create the theme is Winter Wonderland. Totally Stampalicious  has the theme of Christmas, and at Cute Card Thursday the theme is Gitter.

Thanks again for stopping by!
Hope you are enjoying the rest of your day!


Anonymous said...

oh my goodness, ellie, this is way too cute! i love the adorable image taking centre stage and your colouring, as always, is fabulous.

Donna said...

love the image but can't find any site called Craft UK, can you provide a link for it please, as I'd love to get that stamp. Thanks
Donna xx

Anonymous said...

This is delightful! What a sweet image and coloured so beautifully, Thanks so much for joining in the ABC DT Call, Good luck
Hugs Julie P

Crafty Lark said...

I love a card that makes me chuckle , great card and such fun. xx Flora

Chrissy said...

Fantastic card Elie, I just love the image, fabulous fussy cutting and colouring..fabulous card.
Thanks for joining in with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs.


Mervi said...

Hi, so cute and fabulous card;-))m

Louise said...

Wow love this so much the colours just make the image pop and such a cute design.
Louise xx

Unknown said...

I love how you've colored Santa and his friend. Adorable image! Thanks so much for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our Things with Wings challenge.

Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips. Good Luck!

Amy Johnson said...

I love them both, but the blue one is my favorite too. Love the color, the Stickles and the snowflake!

Unknown said...

You cards a just so cool :-) Love them :-)
Thanx for sharing at Stampavie and More.
Hugs from Karin

Anonymous said...

Hi Ellie!
First off, I am following you back! =)
You made my day today with following me and you kind comment on my blog!
LOVE this project as well! all of them as it turns out!

Have a wonderful week!


Linby said...

Love these bright and cheery cards, and they looks so different with the change of background.
Lynn x

Bettina L. said...

Love both of your stunning cards. Great details with the sewing, embossing and colouring. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday and wednesday the 31st for some new challenges. Bettina xx

MaryH said...

You created a very hard decision making choice! Looked several times at each card, trying to decide. I'm gonna have to go with #1! (Maybe cuz I like blues better?) Both are just as cute as can be, in each color run. The sparkly blue -- ah, maybe says Christmas & snow more to me (but then...reds & green are traditional?) OK, I'm back to undecided! Can I choose both???Tnx for sharing 2 beautifully made cards. Hugs

Zw@@n said...

oooh, these are great. The Santa makes me smile. Love the colours of both cards. Well done! Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Love, Wilma

brenda said...

Can you tell I'm having a really senior moment or two Ellie. I just commented on a card from months ago, how I landed there I've no idea at all.

So let me start again and say the image on this one is so sweet and how effective the snow looks.

B x

Sharon Caudle said...

EEEK!!! This is soooo stinkin' CUTE!!! LOVE them both!
hugs, Sharon

Shanna Shands said...

I really like the snowy scene card but both are fabulous creations and great cards to give away. Thanks for playing along with ABC.

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely card,I like the colors.
Gr Elly, Roemenie

Janice said...

Great colouring - these are brilliant, Jx