Monday 15 April 2013

Penguin Love

This is my first post of the day - please scroll up to see my second post

Good morning friends! I hope you are well, and if you had time off over the Easter holidays I hope you had fun - just a shame the weather wasn't brilliant! It's back to being beckoned out of bed by the alarm again this morning as my 2 week Easter break from school is over. I'd like to extend a very warm welcome to my 2 newest followers, Jenny and Katie - welcome aboard this crafting journey!

It being Monday morning, it's time for a new challenge at  Incy Wincy Designs and this time our challenge is Feathers or Fur! All you've got to do is feature either a feathery or furry friend on your project!

We've got 2 awesome sponsors lined up for you this week:

Our first sponsor is the wonderful Teri at Delicious Doodles and she is offering our first lucky prize winner 4 "Yummy Digital Images" from her On-line Store.

Our second sponsor is the team at Cedar Chest Designs who are offering our second lucky prize winner a $10 Gift Certificate to their On-line Store.

The DT has been given some images from both sponsors to showcase this week, and here is my card featuring an image you can find at Cedar Chest Designs:

My card recipe is as follows:

  • Base Card - made from Centura Pearl in Snow White which I cut, scored and folded to make a 15cm square card.
  • Design Papers - are all by Summer at Summertime Designs and they come from the Winter Wonderland kit. The bottom layer is called Dark Blue Blizzard Paper, the middle layer is called Circle Dots Paper, and the top layer is called Falling Paper. I have digitally matted and layered these papers together using a dark brown outline in my word processing programme, so there will be little bulk to this card. 
  • Border - following some very careful measuring (and lots of testing on scrap paper!) I used my Snowflake Punch to create this border. I have used a strip of Dark Blue Paper (from the Winter Wonderland kit) to go behind the border, just to make the snowflakes stand out a bit more.
  • Image - this cute image is called Penguin with Heartstrings and it is by April, one of the artists at Cedar Chest Designs. I brought my little feathered friend to life using my Spectrum Noir Pens in the following colours:
    • Penguin - EB1, True Black, Colourless Blender, OR1
    • Hat & Scarf - BT7, BT9, EB7, EB8
    • Hearts & String - Silver Gel Pen
    • Outline - BT1
  • Sentiments - is by Paulette at Create with TLC and this piece of word art was included in the December 2012 "Club". I've superimposed this onto a tag from the Winter Wonderland kit before punching the hole through and attaching some Twine from my stash.

I do hope you'll head over to Incy Wincy Designs during this week and see the other creations featuring Feathers or Fur which have been made my my Teamies and this week's Guest Designer Valou. Don't forget to come back and show us your creations; you've got until Sunday 21st April 2013 to join in.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Hugs, Helen x


  1. hiya Helen - such a cute penguin - love him to bits - have a great day hugs rachel x

  2. Hi Helen~ Such a cute card!Thank you very much for playing with Little Blue Button Stamps blog=) Good luck! xx

  3. Gorgeous card, thanks for joining in at Allsorts this week, xxxx

  4. I don't know why but I really love penguins. Fab card.

  5. Hiya..super cute pingu...lovely card, thanks for sharing your fab creation with us at CRAFT x carol

  6. what a beautiful card, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

  7. Adorable penguin Helen, love the papers and the snowflake detail, wonderful caerd!

  8. Such a sweet card :)
    Such a sweet image and I love the colours for your card

  9. very cute card. thanks for sharing with us at Little Blue Button Stamps

  10. What a lovely card! Thanks for joining in the Winter Wonderland Challenge this week!
    Hugs Lynsey

  11. Such a fabulous card. I like the image.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle


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