Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Snowy Little Penguin

Hi,

Firstly, I must apologise for not having 'blogged' last week - my other half was at home on my days off, which kind of cramped "my style" and definitely my ability to craft! So I've got alot to catch up with this week. Here is my first card of the week:



I've done another joy-fold (J-fold) card this time as a square, although I messed up the dimensions, so the lower flap is slightly narrower than it should be. Oops!

My card recipe is as follows:
  • Card stock for base is 300gsm Centura Pearl in Snow White and image is printed onto Neenah Classic Crest card, both available from Crafter's Companion
  • The very cute digi-stamp is called Little Penguin Winter, available from Bugaboo Stamps
  • Little Penguin has been brought to life using my Spectrum Noir Pens (from Crafter's Companion) in the following colours:
    • Body - 120
    • Beak - 33
    • Hat - 84, 82
    • Boots - 82, 81
    • Snow - 144, 0 (Colourless Blender)
  • The octagonal and circular shapes have been embossed using the "nest" of circles on the embossing board Springtime Sweets and Cupcake Treats which I used with my Ultimate Pro, both from Crafter's Companion. I then cut these shapes out and mounted them on the top flap of the card.
  • The backing papers came from The Snowman Papercrafting CD-Rom (Crafter's Companion again!)
  • Snowflakes were punched from the Snow White Centura Pearl Card using 2 different sizes of punch, available from Hobbycraft
  • The ribbon came from Fantastic Ribbons, and was part of the blog candy bundle I won in October from the lovely Annette. I just love the glittery edge it's got.
  • The sentiment on the inside of the card (I couldn't fit anything else onto the outside of the card!) is from the wonderfully generous Paulette at Create With TLC. (This has to be my second favourite site after CC! :o) Lots of smiles!) The sentiment is perfect for the occasion as this card is for my 6 month old niece who is celebrating her first Christmas. Awhhhh!
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:


    I hope you like my card.

    Hugs, Helen x







    18 comments:

    1. This is so cute, love the little penguin. Thanks for playing at Winterr Wonderland. Marianne x

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    2. This is so sweet Helen. What a great first Christmas card for your niece. Adorable image, fun fold! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week.

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    3. Helen your penguin is just adorable. What a great fold! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

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    4. what a gorgeous and beautiful creation, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at the Winter Wonderland
      Hugs Kate xx

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    5. A great snowy creation! Thanks for sharing this week with us at Winter Wonderland. Hugs Sxx

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    6. How sweet Helen,it's lovely.

      Julie x

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    7. Penquins are my favorite. Your penquin is so cute. The fold turned out great. The sentiment is a perfect touch. Thanks for joining us on our first challenge. Hope to see you back next time. Good luck.
      Hugz,
      Christine Dt at CCCC

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    8. Thanks for all your lovely comments ladies! They are very much appreciated. Hugs Helen x

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    9. Fabulous card. Love the image. Thank you for joining in at Secret Crafter Saturday challenge.
      Linda x

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    10. what a gorgeous choice of a little creature, and beautiful creation, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
      Hugs Kate xx

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    11. Awww...so cute!
      Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
      Helen x

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    12. what a great card, thank you for sharing it with the cutie pies xx Merry Christmas xx

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    13. gorgeous card so cute thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

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    14. Helen your card is adorable!! This little guy is too cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

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    15. Fun technique for the fold and adorable penguin image! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketch challenges; hope to see you again next week!

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    16. Really adorable card Helen! I love the special fold you did. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

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    17. What a sweet card, love the colors! Good Luck in TSB monthly contest.

      Hugs,
      Christy

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    18. Gorgeous Card! Thank you for playing at Cutie Pie Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! Woo x

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    Thank you for leaving me a comment - I read and appreciate every one!
    Helen x