17 July 2011

P-P-P-Pick up a Penguin!


If you know me well, you'll be very aware of my Bah Humbag feelings towards making Christmas cards so early in the year that the new stuff for that 'season' is only just starting to trickle out into my natural habitat - the shops! You'll also know that year in, year out, I get caught out on Christmas Eve, with about thirty less Christmas cards that I actually need! This year, I'm happy to report that number will be twenty nine, as the new Challenge over at Paper Sundaes is Christmas in July.


So, to help get over the trauma of making a Christmas card over five months early, I've consoled myself by using one of my favourite stamps from last year. I think I only really inked it up once, due to the nature of my previously mentioned Christmas Crafting Habits. And of course, by using a penguin image, I can talk about one of my other favourite subjects in the post title!

Anyway, pop over to Paper Sundaes to see the lovely Christmas creations from the rest of The Sundae Girls and to get all the details about the prize, which is provided by Simon Says Stamp this time.

I'm going to enter this card at:

CES - Christmas
Stamp Something - Christmas in July

Recipe
Cardstock: Stampin Up!
Papers: Rainbow Polka Dots; Funky Hand
Image: A Pile of Penguins, Laurence Collection; Stampavie
Colouring: Polychromos
Tools: Cuttlebug Snowflake Die
Other: Glamour Dust from Stash, Button and Twine; Sew Sweet

37 comments:

Donna said...

Yay, you did it your first Crimbo card lol! Very nice it is too with the gorge polka dots and cute penguins....go you :) Donna x

Wishcraft said...

I know exactly how you feel Faye, I'm the last minute mad panic type too... I just can't get my 'Christmas head' on in July! Fabby card though, love all the spots and cute penguins :o) Lisa x

Amanda R said...

I hate making Christmas cards this early too but these penguins are so cute! Love your coloring!

Fiona said...

fab card Faye, great combo and the stamp is so pretty...might need to get that one!!

fi
x

Catherine said...

What a sweet card Fluff ! Love that pyramid of penguins ! Aren't they cute ! Hugs and love from Catherine

Tracey T said...

Now that's what I call a Christmas card! Love the paper you've chosen (might have to pay Funky Hand a visit)- & black/white/red is one of my favourite colour combos. The ppp-penguins are adorable and your colouring is fab! I DO like this - can you tell? Mwah!

Ali said...

Wow!! love it, love it, love it!!! See, thats the type of colouring I'd like to achieve!!! lol - can I ask what size pack of polychromos do you have??

Jane said...

I share your 'bah-humbugness' with Xmas cards already!! Thankfully I've managed to upset almost the entire family and am working on the same method with my friends ...that way I'll not have to make any this year!! xxx

jimlynn said...

Adorable image and a SUPER card!!! LOVE that black and white paper you used with this too. So cute and pretty.
Lynn

Sara I. said...

OMG FAYE!! This is the sweetest little image - love all softly colored on kraft and those bits of yummy sparkle are sooo perfect!! Lovin' that paper and humungo flake! Awesome as always!!

Milliesmarvels said...

Wow!! It's fab! I love it! The black polkas look perfect with the kraft and red and the snowflake with that button is just great! I am a huge fan of spotty buttons....
Jane
x

Milliesmarvels said...

Wow!! It's fab! I love it! The black polkas look perfect with the kraft and red and the snowflake with that button is just great! I am a huge fan of spotty buttons....
Jane
x

Milliesmarvels said...

Wow!! It's fab! I love it! The black polkas look perfect with the kraft and red and the snowflake with that button is just great! I am a huge fan of spotty buttons....
Jane
x

Milliesmarvels said...

Wow!! It's fab! I love it! The black polkas look perfect with the kraft and red and the snowflake with that button is just great! I am a huge fan of spotty buttons....
Jane
x

Milliesmarvels said...

Wow!! It's fab! I love it! The black polkas look perfect with the kraft and red and the snowflake with that button is just great! I am a huge fan of spotty buttons....
Jane
x

Milliesmarvels said...

Wow!! It's fab! I love it! The black polkas look perfect with the kraft and red and the snowflake with that button is just great! I am a huge fan of spotty buttons....
Jane
x

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

This is adorable, Faye! Love your penguins! Love that beautiful polkadot ribbon and polkadot paper too!

sari said...

Wohoooo!! Fluffster has made a x-mas card!! But that is just the swetest card!! Love your coloring!! It is simply amazing!!!!

Vicky said...

I love it Faye...! great image hun and I love all the polka dots too..!

I am so not a lover of Xmas cards...and you normally have to get me kicking and screamimg for me to make one...lol..!

have a lovely evening...hugs Vicky xx

Claire x said...

I LOVE this image - how fab does it look and looks great with black and red. Hugs, Claire x

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card faye, I just love this stamp. Infact, I know I bought this one but not seen it since. Wonder how many more have gone walks?? Thanks for joining us this week over at the CES Challenge!
Clairexx

Cazza said...

LOVE THIS!!! All the spots, the kraft, the pingu's, the snowflake.....fabulous card hon!!
Oh and I'm exactly the same as you, always running late making my Christmas cards and never make enough lol!!
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

coops said...

fantastic card faye, love, love, love the spotty dotty paper and the fun image is fab :D
regarding the chicks rule sentiment, it is from a clear stamp set by the paper company and is called you go girl.it has 14 sentiments on the sheet.i had mine ages ago from my local craft shop. hth :D

xx coops xx

Suzie Q said...

Ah Faye i love everything about this card it is fab x
hugs lil fruit and nut x

McCrafty's Cards said...

I love it Faye, those penguins are adorable, and I like that spotty paper and ribbon.
Kevin xx

Liz, said...

It's spot on, love it!

Liz x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Beautifully coloured on Kraft, Fluff. Love your snowy background and clean design with just the perfect snowflake and pretty ribbon for accompaniment! Merry Christmas! Hugs, Lesley

xxxtglxxx said...

Awesome card Faye :)

Gorgeous image and beautifully coloured.

hugs

xxalisonxx

Crystal said...

Such an adorable penguin image & I love your coloring!

Uhooi said...

Uhooi,,
Wow,, This card is very pretty, sweet and nice,,

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debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card cute Faye, love that image.
luv
Debby

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just gorgeous! Love the image its so sweet!

Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Jenny said...

I am no good at making Christmas cards at this time of year either. Actually December is hard for me too. Fabulous card, gorgeous penguins and dots ... love the dots. hugs jenny b x

Emma said...

Gorgeous...love the image.
Hugs Emma x

Mary J said...

Amazing card, amazing colouring!!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Too cute, Faye. Love these little fellas and the dotty background looks amazing.
Thanks for joining our 'christmas' challenge at CES.
Caroline xxx

Tasha said...

OMG this is adorable! Loving the fab image its so fun and the design is awesome, love the dp
love tasha xx