From an owl punch to a penguin party …

Hi there! I hope you’re enjoying your weekend and that your Christmas preparations are going well.  I still have lots to do – food shopping, present wrapping, and a trip to the Christmas market for some mulled wine and mince pies – all the fun stuff …

Penguin party

One of my friends asked me to make a card for her child-minder, who is fun loving and crazy for Christmas.  She has turned her whole home into a magical grotto for all the children she looks after.  She sounds like my kind of girl!  I decided to make a group of cute penguins using the owl punch from Stampin’ Up, and then set them into a wintery scene. 

Penguin party faces 2

I love the way these little guys looked together, with their sparkly red hearts.  It turned out to be a really cute penguin party, don’t you think?

Penguin party faces

I added some snowflakes to the background in whisper white and illuminate inks, using festive flurry and gorgeous grunge – which is great for adding random little dots wherever you need them!  And I love the red glimmer “merry” cut out with the expressions thinlits – the red, sparkly glimmer against the snowy background really makes it pop! 

I’m entering my card at the 52 (Christmas) card throw down challenge, where we have to pick any of the previous challenges from the past year – I’ve chosen Christmas animals from March 2013.  

Here’s what I used to make today’s card – all supplies from Stampin’ Up!:

cardstock: shimmery white, bashful blue (retired), whisper white, basic black, pumpkin pie, red glimmer paper; stamp sets: festive flurry, gorgeous grunge; inks: whisper white, illuminate glimmer watermark ink; punches: snowflake (retired); accessories: expressions thinlits, bigshot machine, adhesive rhinestones, stampin’ dimensionals, two-way glue pen, dazzling diamonds.

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Thanks for dropping by today

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9 Comments to “From an owl punch to a penguin party …”

  1. Gill, those penguins are just so cute, I love them! Have a lovely Christmas. C x

  2. What a lovely wintery scene, just love those penguins, so clever to make them out an owl punch 🙂

    Happy Christmas

  3. This is just darling!!! LOVE your sweet penguins! Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! 🙂 HUGS! Mynn xx

    • Thanks Mynn. It was fun joining in with your fab challenge. I hope to join in more in the New Year. Christmas cards are why I started crafting, so I just love your challenges 😀 Gill x

  4. Oh this is absolutely adorable! I love the sweet penguins! Such a great idea. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

  5. What a fab make ….. I so wish I had seen this when I was making all my Christmas cards …. These are a must for next Christmas …. I love how versatile the owl punch is … I use mine all the time but never seen the penguin before …. Love it xxx
    Tina xxxxx

  6. This is absolutely cuter than cute! I love the owl punch – its one of the most versatile punches I own. Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! Good luck on the DT call. Happy holidays.

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