Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Penguin in a tree!

There's a new challenge over at Through The Craft Room Door starting 30 December 2014.  The theme as usual is Anything Goes this time we're sponsored by Stamping Boutique.  We have some changes to the challenge for 2015 so be sure to check it out.

The image I chose to use for my card is just so cute - Peek a Boo Penguin Christmas Ornament.  This is only my second card as a DT member for them so hope you like it :)

I wasn't quite sure what to do with him at first apart from I wanted to do him on a white glittery bauble to make his image stand out.  The penguin and bauble are both coloured with ProMarkers.  The image is cut out using two Spellbinders dies.  Once I got this far I set the image aside and mulled things over for a bit.  Finally I decided I wanted him to look like he was in a Christmas tree.  The pine needles are all hand drawn with polychromos pencils.  I then painted glue all over the bauble and sprinkled some DecoArt glitter on to make the bauble shine.

The papers I've used are from Lili of the Valley/NitWit - Festive Trimmings and Simple Joys and are all mounted on red card stock before layering them onto the card.

The ribbon is cream with a silvered edging (bought from Lili of the Valley a while ago). There are some silver glittery holly leaves from Hobby Craft and to finish the card off some clear rhine stones and some red pearlised self adhesive gems.

Final Christmas card of the year - perhaps seen as tomorrow is the 31 Dec ;)
Happy crafting
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges.
Passion For ProMarkers - Mega Christmas Challenge - Bingo where I've used die cuts/free/glitter
Wags n Whiskers - Merry Christmas
Graph It Colouring Crazy Challenge - Festive Wishes
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes @ Christmas
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes


  1. Andrea, this is such a cute and clever card! I love the pine needles--brilliant idea and they turned out wonderfully!!

  2. Lovely card, such a cute image, thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenge.
    Gail DT

  3. Adorable! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges. Marsha DT @ CCC

  4. Pretty card. Love the layers, sparkly and cute image. thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

  5. Another beautiful card Andrea. Thank you so much for joining in with our Mega Christmas challenge at PFP. Good luck and Happy New Year! Hugs, Denise x

  6. Funny card :-) Thank you for joining the ATSC. Hugs Rita